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October 2012 ISSUE 7

Your Local Community Magazine

New Business Awards!

Local What’s On Guide Local Clubs, Classes, Groups & Societies Local History by Olive J. Samuel

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Business Awards Awards Celebrating Local Business Excellence

Local Eye Magazines are proud to announce the recent launch of our Business Awards, to recognise and celebrate business excellence through the successes and achievements of it’s local businesses in Christchurch & Highcliffe. ALL businesses in Christchurch & Highcliffe have an opportunity to win our Business of the Month Award. There is one award each month for the Highcliffe Eye magazine and also one each month for the Christchurch Eye magazine.

within the BH23 area may now be nominated by our readers via the website. Entries are monitored so that a business is unable to keep nominating for themselves. Businesses found to be abusing the system will be withdrawn from the awards and we will publicise the withdrawal. The Business of the Month “Awards are one of the most Awards are chosen the nominations powerful and cost-effective from by our Editor.

marketing tools and winning a prestigious Business of the Month Award will help your business to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers and attract new business.”

Each winner of the monthly Business Awards will be highlighted in a following edition of the magazine, appear on our ‘Wall of Fame’ on our website, receive a framed certificate and will also have permission to use our branded award logo on any merchandise/advertising to help promote their business, therefore raising their profile within the community. We have decided that all businesses

As well as our ‘Business of the Month Award’, we will also be awarding our ‘Business of the Year Award’ with results being taken from the overall nominations of the year. A panel consisting of representatives of local impartial organisations, plus one representative of Local Eye magazines management team overlooks the ‘Business of the Year Awards’. All our advertisers are automatically entered into our Business Awards. To nominate your favourite business, go to our website www.localeyemagazines.co.uk It takes just two minutes!

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welcome

editor’s letter

to the Highcliffe Eye Community Magazine

Every month I sit here staring at a blank screen wondering what on earth to write to you all about. There is always so much going on in Christchurch and hopefully it’s mainly covered here within these pages so how about I tell you about my life and me this month. Well, My youngest son has gone into Year 8 at Twynham and finally looks like he actually fits into his blazer looking like the proper, young handsome chap that he is. We’ve recently moved closer to the school so he is over the moon that he gets those extra ten minutes in bed each morning! My eldest boy has started college over in Poole and is finding it quite a trek each morning and evening so the days are now much longer for him. I feel he’s grown up way too fast and I hardly seem to see him anymore. My youngest is 18 months now and having two older children has made me realize how precious every moment is with her so although I work full-time hours, I try and squeeze these into the evenings and the two days I have help with looking after her so that I can spend as much time as possible with her walking around Christchurch and going to the swing park etc. We always find something to do here in Christchurch together come rain or shine and since doing so, I’ve really come to appreciate even more now, how lovely a town we truly live in. And lastly and by no means least, my husband, amongst working every hour and putting in his training for cycling the Etape du Tour again next year, he has a long list of jobs that he has to live up to for our new home which is one huge project we have taken on. With such a busy household, there’s never a dull moment in this house I can tell you! Oh, and I forgot to mention the newest member of our family ‘Socks’ our little kitty. I couldn’t resist popping a piccie of him in this edition so, here he is! Well until next month readers, please enjoy this month’s magazine. All the Best,

Cheryl Cheryl Dennett Editor & Publisher November Copy Deadline Wednesday 10th October.

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Contributors

Julie Ratcliffe, Ruth Sear, Regent Centre, Olive J. Samuel & Margaret Samuel

Cover Photo courtesy of RGB Stock Photos

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor it’s editorial contributors can accept, and herby disclaim, any liability to any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. Local Eye Magazines does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise - without prior permission of the publisher.

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Burton Scouts Group

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he 8th Christchurch (Burton) Scouts have been in existence since July 1933 and now provide activities for over 75 children in Burton. The Group have a dedicated team of volunteer Leaders who run an active programme of events for the Beavers, Cubs and Scout which include camping, sports and community activities. The programme helps Burton Village retain its community feel and helps make life in the Village more pleasant.

Without our volunteers, supporters and Friends, the Scouts would not be able to run. The Group meets regularly at Burton Scout Hut which is a relic of the Severn Bridge Building project where it was once used as a Site Foreman’s office. The building has been on its current site since the fifties and despite several major renovations is now coming to the end of its useful life and it needs to be replaced. The Scout Group has now raised more than £20,000 but they are looking to meet a rebuilding cost of £120,000. The Group Leaders, supporters, parents and friends are confident the target will be met. The Scouts also organise a Carnival each year, usually in July but due to the weather this year will

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be on September 15th the proceeds go towards keeping scouting activities running in Burton. The Carnival is one of many fund raising events including being at the Fireworks in Stanpit and this year we have been involved in the Torch Relay and the Jubilee Event on the Quomps. For more information contact: Graham Markwick, Group Scout Leader: themarkwicks@ntlworld. com or telephone 07738 464618 Or Chris Wilcox, Publicity: hazaken1@googlemail. com or mobile 07402 325143

We want your local stories! We are always on the lookout for articles about Highcliffe so do please email yours to info@localeyemags.co.uk We want to make the magazine as local as possible and without your help, this just cannot happen! So, get those fingers tapping and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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local history TRADERS OF HIGHCLIFFE - THE POST WAR PERIOD By Olive J. Samuel

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milk-bar and ice-cream parlour opened in Lymington Road in the spring of 1947. It was known as the Swiss Café and was open daily to sell the newly-popular ice cream, which was unavailable during the Second World War. In 1955 it was taken over by Mr and Mrs P. Farr. Mrs Farr was the daughter of Mr I. Selley, fruiterer, of Lymington Road. On 23rd September 1950 a special post-war shopping week for the Borough of Christchurch started. Many of the shops in Highcliffe were old-established businesses. Mr Redwood was managing the tailors and outfitting branch shop at Highcliffe for Messrs A. Redwood Ltd., which was established in 1926. Mr M. S. Coles was the cutter for all six branches prior to joining the partnership in 1949. A special feature was made of hand tailoring, for both ladies and gents, which was rapidly developing. Whitehead’s was the ironmongers shop at Sea Corner. In 1955 W.E. Kirkman, chemist, had a new manager at the Highcliffe branch. Next to the chemist was a draper’s, Marion Groves, and then Thornley’s Toy shop was at 340, Lymington Road. New shops built at this time housed “The

Buttery”, which served morning coffees, and teas with homemade cakes. Mrs E. Parker had rented the new shop. Some forecourts of the shops had been given over for the widening of the narrow bottle–necked Lymington Road. Hancock and Craft had new showrooms for their Radio, Television and Electrical business. Fleets fish shop also had a new manager. He was Mr Thompson and he ran the business for Mr Fleet, of Randall’s fish shop at Christchurch. Mr Thompson and his wife came from Worcester and lived over the shop at Highcliffe. Mr Fleet had designed a new refrigerated slab for the sale of fish, poultry and game. Christchurch salmon and locally caught lobsters were a speciality. The newly instituted frozen foods of the time were stocked, including Birds Eye and Smedley’s.

We would like to thank Margaret Samuel for kindly giving us permission to include this article extracted from the booklet titled ‘Ludlams & the Traders of Highcliffe’ written by Olive J. Samuel. Olive J. Samuel has written numerous booklets about the history of Highcliffe and Christchurch which are available to purchase either from Christchurch Information Centre or Avon Beach Shop.

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Teen Column

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ith the school holidays well behind us and school back in full swing, the next on the list to look forward to is Halloween! There’s something nice about eating all those sweets, opening the door to the children who have dressed up for their trick or treating and watching good old Halloween films.

Tammy

Whether it’s a night in with the family or a night out on the town there are some places in Christchurch offering entertainment. For families, the Christchurch Rowing Club are hosting a fundraising party on the 28th from 7pm and are welcoming everyone. But if you are someone who prefers not to dress up, then this is the year for you to embrace it! All they are asking is a £2 donation on the door. There is also a guided walk on the night of Halloween. Susan Stott, a Paranormal Researcher will walk and talk to you about many haunted tales of Christchurch. Join her if you dare! The ‘Ghost, Ghouls and things that go bump in the Town’ guided walk is £4 per person and you can get tickets from Christchurch Information Centre. Under 16’s go free! This year, why not carve a pumpkin? Always a great way to entertain little ones. Searching the internet for ideas of a uniquely scary face is a great way for inspiration! This year I’ll be celebrating Halloween up in Winchester where I’m studying, but I will be sure to have my pumpkin carved, my sweets at the ready and be fully expecting whatever Halloween tricks will be played on me by my housemates! Happy Halloween!!!

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id you know that Dorset County Council Library Service provides a Home Library Service free of charge for anyone who cannot easily access a library due to disability, an illness or because they are caring for someone else? It may be a temporary or seasonal problem that affects their ability to visit their library but, whatever the reason, if they cannot come to the library, Dorset Library Service can come to them, with the aid of a very special group of volunteers. A partnership between Dorset Library Service and the WRVS ensures that housebound people of all ages can enjoy full access to the benefits of the public library service. Most libraries work with a team of WRVS volunteers, who take out a selection of books to housebound readers on a regular basis. The books are chosen with the tastes of the individual reader in mind, and if they cannot see to read ordinary books this is not a problem. All Dorset libraries stock books in large print and talking books on CD; some titles are also available on audio cassette. If the local library does not have the right book for the reader then it will be requested from another library free of charge and taken out to the reader on the next delivery – this is all part of the service. If you, or anyone you know, would like to receive this service simply enquire at your local library (Christchurch: 01202 485938, Highcliffe: 01425 272202). A member of the library staff will visit to discuss the need and to find out what sort of service is required, then a volunteer will take on the regular delivery and collection of the books – it is as simple as that! The service is absolutely free and currently well over a thousand people benefit from the Home Library Service. You can also telephone our Library HQ on 01305 225000, or e-mail dorsetlibraries@dorsetcc.gov.uk for further details.

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What’s On Thursday 4th October Christchurch Priory Lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Luca Massaglia from Italy, admission FREE – retiring collection. Thursday 4th October Evening tour for Christchurch Priory Church - All evening tours start at 6.30pm meet at the tower door. The tour consists of the Tower, Museum, Ground level, Crypts and the roof space. £10 per person no children under the age of 8 years. Booking is essential and they should book via the Verger on 01202 485804. Thursday 4th October Bransgore Horticultural Society presents a lecture by Rev Sylvia Martin on ‘Plants of the Bible’ at 7.30pm, Resource Centre, Ringwood Road, Bransgore. Non members welcome. Friday 5th October Barn Dance - Christchurch Royal British Legion Women’s Section. Barn Dance at Royal British Legion, Bargates in the Ballroom. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm. £5 to include Ploughmans. Caller Mrs Powis. Tickets available from Club Bar or Miss Hillman (01202 480762). Saturday 6th October Rotary organised quiz with fish and chip supper at 7pm, St Marks Hall Highcliffe. Phone Tony Clark 01425 611038 for tickets @ £9.50 each. Max 8 per team, we can place you in a team. BYO drinks. Saturday 6th October Saint Faith’s Medieval Fair at Place Mill and The Red House Museum 11am until 4pm. Discover medieval Christchurch through crafts,games,food and music Free Event Saturday 6th October St George’s Church Skittles - Skittles with Fish and chips and Raffle. St George’s Church Hall, 4.30pm ‘til 8pm. Cost £7 per person, Bring your own drinks, tea and coffee provided. Contact 01202 485363 to book as places are limited. Thursday 11th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Paul Derrett from Hull, admission FREE – retiring collection. Saturday 13th October Mudeford Wood Community Centre - 10am to midday

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- Drop in for a coffee or tea and slice of home- made cake and chat to friends. Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Piper’s Drive, Christchurch, BH23 4TR - www. mudefordwoodcommunitycentre.co.uk for more information. Sunday 14th October CARBOOT SALE- LIONS CLUB OF CHRISTCHURCH@ STANPIT Recreation Ground, Stanpit. START 7.30AM SELLERS, 8.00AM BUYERS. £5 - CARS, TRAILERS AND SMALL VANS - £8. BUYERS FREE, (small donations appreciated). Refreshments & toilet facilities on site. All monies raised donated to Charity. Wednesday 17th – Saturday 27th October Silent Auction at Julia’s House Charity Shop, 23 High Street, Christchurch. We are looking for good quality Antique, Collectable, Jewellery items to auction and all the monies to go to our Charity. Come along to our shop to browse the items and place a bid, we have a quantity of Silverware, Watches and Jewellery plus Poole, Coalport and other items in our Auction. Thursday 18th October Comedy Night at The Kings Arms Hotel, Priory Suite. Only £10 per person! Doors open at 7pm First act 8.30pm. Not suitable for children under 18 years old but great for adults. To book please call 01202 588933 or email events@thekings-christchurch.co.uk. Tickets also available from Christchurch Information Centre.

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Regular Markets Every Monday - Christchurch Market (all year) Up to 100 traders selling a variety of food, clothes, household goods, plants and bric-abrac in the mainly traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square. Farmers Market first Friday of every month 9am – 1pm. Regular monthly Farmers’ Market in Saxon Square. Over twenty local producers selling quality home produced/reared produce including; meat, cheese, bread, plants, herbs, cakes, fruit and vegetables.


Thursday 18th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital 12.30pm – Malcolm Riley from Maidstone Grammar School, admission FREE – retiring collection. Thursday 18th October The last Town Guided Walk of 2012 starts from the Old Town Hall, Saxon Square at 2.00 p.m. Organised by Christchurch History Society this 1½ hour Heritage walk is led by Christchurch Town Guide, Terry Thomas. Adults £4, children free, dogs welcome. Saturday 20th October The Highcliffe Branch Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning with a Bring & Buy and a raffle. In aid of the Poppy Appeal will be from 10am till 12pm, The Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Rd, Highcliffe. All are welcome Come and meet new friends. Saturday 20th October Friends of Christchurch Libraries 11.15am, Priory House (behind the Priory), Christchurch. ‘A Christchurch Photographer, Roland Adams: a look at his early work’ an illustrated talk by John Lewis. Tickets from Christchurch & Highcliffe Libraries. Friends: free, Non Members £2.00. Sunday 21st October Autumn Wedding Fair at Highcliffe Castle from 11am to 4pm, the now popular bi-annual event is a chance for all brides-to-be to take a look at the range of services and businesses associated with their big day, all in one place. Admission just £1. Wednesday 24th October Film “A Farm for the Future” by Rebecca Hosking, who rethought the future of the family farm after Peak Oil. An inspired critique of food production and security, 7.30—9.30pm, at Druitt Hall, off High Street, BH23 1AW. Thursday 25th October Christchurch Priory lunchtime Organ Recital at 12.30pm – Paul Carr from St Paul’s, Birmingham, admission FREE – retiring collection. Friday 26th October- Thursday 8th November Loose Threads - Textile Exhibition by Brenda Weeks and students at the Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HX. Open 11am - 4pm, MondaySaturday. Admission free. Tel. 01202 428004. Saturday 27th October Royal British Legion Christchurch Poppy Appeal launch for 2012 will be in Saxon Square, Christchurch on

Commences at 10 a.m. and runs through to 1 p.m. Features RBL Band. Wednesday 31st October Ghost, Ghouls and things that go bump in the Town £4 per person. Tickets are available from Christchurch Information Centre, Tel 01202 471780, or just turn up on the day but please be aware that numbers are limited. Under 16’s go free. By Susan Stott- Paranormal Researcher. Meet under the arches of the Town Hall. Wednesday 31st October Stan’s Blues Jam at The Avon Causeway, Hurn, BH23 6AS. On The Last Wednesday of Every Month. Entry £1 for players and listeners. Backline provided. 8.30pm 11pm. www.myspace.com/stansbluesjam2

Contact the Elderly are looking for reserve car drivers for Christchurch Group two or three times a year on a Sunday afternoon to take elderly people out for a drive and out to tea at volunteer host and hostesses private homes. Host and hostesses always wanted to entertain up to six elderly people and two drivers for afternoon tea. Ring Carolyn Dennis 01202 424482 The POPPY APPEAL urgently require collectors in the Christchurch area. Can you spare an hour or two to collect in your street / flats / office / exercise class? NO PAY but satisfaction from helping our Service personnel. For details please contact JOAN/GERRY on 01202-485300 The Wheelyboat is a flat bottomed boat that is completely accessible to wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties. It is accessed via a slipway and up a ramp. No steps to negotiate or need to get out of a wheelchair. It will then be available for hire at the same rate as the other motor boats from Quay Leisure on Christchurch Quay. Please ring 07813 278698 during business hours to check availability. New Milton Talking Newspaper - Phone Secretary Pauline Newenham on 01425 628007 for a free weekly recording of local news for the blind and partially-sighted. There is now a website: www.newmiltontalkingnewspaper. org.uk so that potential listeners may hear one of the editions. HighcliffeEYE 11


Christchurch Charitable Grants

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mpact is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as Sainsbury’s Christchurch Charity of the Year. 2011 was a year of growth for us and the support from Sainsbury’s over the next 12 months will play a significant part in ensuring that that continues. Last year we launched two new schools projects. The Bike Project and Unique take groups of selected young men and women out of classes and teach them bicycle repair and beauty techniques respectively. The young people are chosen because they are finding traditional education difficult, and the small group sessions enable our team to build their confidence and selfesteem, as well as teach them a skill that they can take beyond their school years. The Bike Project began in one school in Christchurch and has spread to seven different locations. The feedback that we’ve collected from young people and teachers has confirmed that our efforts are improving the participants’ in-class behaviour and attitude toward school, as well as increasing their confidence and skillset. At Impact we collect statistical data to ensure that we are making a difference in our local community, however it is the personal development of individuals that motivates what we do. No story better sums up the need and impact of our Bike Project than that of a young man that we have recently been supporting. Dealing with a number of personal issues and having already been expelled from school he attends a special education centre where his teachers were very concerned about his future. He first started attending the Bike Project a year ago and working on a one-on-one basis

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with Impact staff we have witnessed a dramatic change in his life. His belief in his own ability to achieve results has sky rocketed and as a result his attitude toward his school work has vastly improved, his teacher has commented that “he is more calm here than he ever has been at school”. A key part of this change has been giving him something to take ownership of in the form of building his own bike, and also providing the encouragement to allow him to push past failures to reach successes. The young man now takes on leadership responsibility at other Bike Projects that we visit and he refers to our vehicle as ‘his van’. This summer has seen the Bike Project itself add a new dimension with our teams offering ‘open sessions’. These projects were open to all young people in the school holidays to use our tools and expertise to fix their own bikes. The sessions were very well attended and our team were quickly able to develop relationships where they could deliver new skills and encouragement. It’s staggering that some of the young people who care so much about their bikes lack some of the basic skills to maintain them, and can so easily give up on fixing them after the first time that they find something difficult.

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ollowing the Success of the Olympic games, Christchurch Rowing Club is gearing up for the 2016 with the support of the Christchurch Round table. As seen (left) Royston Carver, four years club captain of Christchurch Rowing Club, is presented a cheque of £500.00 from Christchurch Round Table. Chairman Dave Moony (right) who wished to donate the local money raised from the good citizens of Christchurch to help the club increase its water safety with the purchase and training of VHF Marine Radios.

The Christchurch rowing club was established in 1948 and was a power house in the 1970s - 1980s and is today one of Great Britain’s prestigious rowing clubs, training the next generation of Olympic athlete possibles with currently 112 active members, including 35 juniors linked closely with local schools. Competing nationally, the club welcomes people aged 13+ with strong veterans + senior section. Many social members 150+. If you are interested in joining – contact Royston Carver on 01202 484964 or christchurchrowingclub@ hotmail.co.uk If you would like to donate money to the Christchurch Round Table who then donate the money back into local community or require a donation, then we would like to hear from you. Email or call Dave moony on davidjmooney@msn. com | 07791 571332 Otherwise keep up to date with all our local activity and festive events, which help raise such money on our facebook page. Help your local community today and support Christchurch round table events.

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ongratulations to Cheryl for initiating a fantastic new addition to the local ‘Eye’ publications offer, the Business Awards. Awards schemes are not only good for business, but for the consumer also.

Julie

Awards schemes are a fantastic way for businesses to let the world know what they do and just how well they do it. Awards provide opportunities to promote the business and can offer the consumer confidence in the goods and services provided. Once established, awards schemes encourage competitiveness. A good existing example locally is the Food Festival’s Best of the Best Awards, which are now sought after prizes and used in marketing and promotion of the winning establishments. In an effort to win, local eateries raise their game and therefore standards rise within the trade. Local Eye magazines’ Business Awards will be open to local businesses of all kinds and importantly be voted for by local consumers. Monthly winners will not only have some great publicity but can look forward to being in with a chance to win the prestigious title of Business of the Year. Another way for businesses to promote themselves and also support the local community is through getting involved in local events. In last month’s edition of the Eye was a double-page spread promoting this year’s Highcliffe Christmas Carnival – check out the website for details of sponsor opportunities. Local events like this present a great chance for businesses to put themselves in the limelight. In fact, many local events would not happen but for the support of local businesses. Businesses provide goods and services and, importantly, local employment so successful businesses are essential for communities to thrive. So, whether a business or a customer – why not get involved with local events and schemes like the Local Eye Magazines’ Business Awards and get your nomination in!

Julie Ratcliffe

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Seasonal treats The nights may be getting longer, but produce in the garden is still in abundance. Due to the later start of the season most plants, especially vegetables, got off to a really slow start, but when it did finally warm up in late July it meant the crops came in bumper sized! The month of October is a colourful one in the garden and the onset of autumn marks the start of the celebrations and traditions which unite friends and family and where we can share good times within our community. Take the humble pumpkin for example. Prize winning or not, it’s a fruit which when picked at the beginning of the month and left to ripen in the greenhouse, is perfect for eating, just in time for Halloween. The act of carving out the pumpkin is a family event in our house and not a bit goes to waste. The outer skin is used to create a scary face, topped with a pumpkin hat, the flesh from the centre makes amazing soup (if seasoned well) and the seeds can be toasted and sprinkled in the soup or even better onto a loaf of home made bread. A family activity and meal in one … what other fruit offers so much for so little time and effort?

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Autumn is the time to tidy up the garden, but don’t think of it as outdoor housework. Putting the garden to bed should be an enjoyable task, a time spent alone outside in the brisk fresh air, where you can generate your own warmth through hard work, culminating in a great sense of satisfaction. It’s also an opportunity to be creative and plant out winter/spring bedding schemes. If traditional bedding is not your cup of tea, and you prefer something a little more ‘Earl Grey’, why not try this. Take a couple of evergreen grasses, a few attractive twigs (from the red Cornus or twisted Hazel) and some dried Allium stalks (with heads) and have a go with a little outdoor flower arranging. Then introduce some autumn flowering plants, such as a lovely rust coloured Chrysanthemum, shocking pink Cyclamen or a more subtle dwarf Aster and you’ll have an impressive display to welcome your guests when they come to share in your seasonal treats.

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Clubs, Classes, Groups & Societies Fitness, Sport and Wellbeing Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafe - Alzheimer’s Society is holding its monthly Memory Cafe on Wednesday 10 October from 2.30-4pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, BH23 1EH. This is an ideal place for people with dementia and their carers to meet others over a cup of tea in a friendly environment. Singing for the Brain group - Alzheimer’s Society is holding its monthly Singing for the Brain group on Wednesday 24 October from 2-3.30pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, BH23 1EH. This is a fun and stimulating activity for people with dementia and their carers. For more information call 01202 716393. Chi Kung Exercise Class - Come and join us on Friday mornings 10.45am-12.15 at Wessex Health Studio, 17 Stour Road, Christchurch BH23 1PL www. wessexhealthnetwork.co.uk Please call Tutor Poppy (01202) 735560 to book a place. Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club. Play at the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Thursday afternoon (beginners). We will be pleased to welcome new players, why not come along and give it a go? Please contact Malcolm on 01202 486583. Club web site www.hsmbc@webeden.co.uk Dru Yoga. Hall on the Hill, Marlow Drive, Christchurch. Tuesdays 10-11.30am £7. Suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Dru Yoga enhances physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. To book your place please call Christina 01202 777622 07971916228 Yoga Classes held in Christchurch. All ages, all abilities, all welcome - Develop your practice at your own pace to bring inner peace, increase flexibility, strengthen.... a life time to practise! To book call Julia Silva-Perez, qualified BWY instructor on 07989 971928 or email yoga.silvaperez@gmail.com TENNIS - Tuckton Tennis Club (Operating from Christchurch Tennis Facility in Barrack Road) seeks new players over fifty, to play every Mon. & Thurs mornings. Call Derek on 01202 487152 Hatha Yoga - mixed ability adult classes in Highcliffe. Relax, stretch, feel good. EFT/NLP - gentle techniques to help you move forward from emotional challenges, stress and phobias. www.thehealingplace.co.uk

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mobile: 07538801733 Please call Gill to book. BODYBALANCE - This world-renowned Les Mills Yoga, T’ai-Chi and Pilates class runs 5 times per week at St Joseph’s Church Hall, 67 Purewell. See www. hannahdykes.com for class timetable and to book or 07876 645945 / bodybalance@hannahdykes.com for more information. First class half price! Family Fun Fit - A children’s fun dance class where parents can join in and get fit with dance and games to great music. Thursdays 4.45-5.45pm Christchurch Infant School, Addiscombe Rd., BH23 2AE. £5 per child, £1.50 per adult. Call Christina to book 01202 777622 07971916228. Pregnancy yoga based exercise and relaxation - Stretch and strengthen your body, relieve aches and tension and prepare for birth with these friendly and nurturing classes. Gentle yoga based exercise, relaxation and breathing for pregnancy. Tuesday mornings in Christchurch. Contact Rosa 07837 218374 www. labouroflove.me.uk Junior Dodgeball - Location - Mudeford Wood Community Centre. Come and join the only official Junior Dodgeball club in the UK with qualified instructors...Fusion dodgeball!! For more info, contact Gemma on 07521695184 or gemma@fusioncoaching. org Yoga Class at the Bay Tree Centre, Saxon Square, Christchurch. Every Wednesday, 09.30-10.30am! Ideal for busy mums, beginners and anyone wanting a gentler pace. First class only £5. To book, call/text Elaine Rees on 07504 823517 or email ‘elainerees@ europe.com’. The Christchurch Macula Support Group have now moved (from Highcliffe Day Centre) to Portfield Hall, Portfield Road in Christchurch. Meetings on the second Monday each month from 2.30 to 4.30. Open to anyone affected by central vision loss. Their families and carers are also welcome. We offer practical help and advice plus a friendly, social afternoon. For further details, please contact : JAN DUTTON on 01425 274890

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Art and Craft Highcliffe Flower Club - We meet at 2pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. On the 10th October we will be having a Christmas workshop. Come and join us. Watercolour classes - SUSAN KNIGHTS ‘Jump in and Get Wet’ watercolour classes in small, friendly, informative classes - overlooking beautiful Christchurch Harbour. Contact Sue on 01202 481099 or email susanknights@ hotmail.co.uk www.susanknights.co.uk The Christchurch Arts Guild (CAG) - A club for artists whose current membership has a diversity of interest and experience. The Guild provides the opportunity to exhibit and holds regular Critiques, Artist Demonstrations, Life Classes & Workshop Evenings. For full details visit www.christchurchartsguild.org or phone Sandi Hitchens on 01425 613569

Children Brownies – There are spaces for girls from 7-10 years to join 1st Mudeford Brownies on Monday evenings. For more information contact Maria on 07788156677, email firstmudefordbrownies@yahoo.co.uk or register your interest at http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_ involved.aspx Creative Ballet Classes for children 3+ at Portfield Hall, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2AQ Thursday from 3.45pm. Classes are fun and creative with an emphasis on building confidence and coordination as well as teaching poise, movement quality, musicality, spatial awareness, strength and flexibility. Call Sally on 07950459119 or email sally. burbage@gmail.com.

for toddlers and preschool age children - Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch every Wednesday 1.30pm - 2.20pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL Contact Lisa on 0844 873 4740a or email lisa@thecreationstation. co.uk Portfield Bears Parent and Toddler Group - Tuesday’s 9.30 - 11.30 at Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch BH23 2AQ. £1.50 per family, friendly group, everyone welcome. Craft, Singing, Toys, Drink and Snack. Contact Beth info@portfieldhall.co.uk MUSICAL STEPS - “Voted Netmums’ Favourite Preschool Class 2012” Inspiring and educational music classes from Monday 10th September for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The Rehearsal Room, The Regent Centre, Christchurch, 0845 643 5025. heather. smith@musicalsteps.co.uk, www.musicalsteps.co.uk

Clubs and Societies CHRISTCHURCH PROBUS CLUB - Meets 10.30 am 2nd Tuesday monthly at the Waterford Lodge Hotel, Bure Lane, Christchurch. A very friendly welcome awaits all retired professional and businessmen. Interesting speakers and excellent lunches! Contact the Secretary, Robin Haggett on 01202-482528. MONDAY SOCIAL CLUB at Portfield Hall Christchurch; 9.45am to 2pm. Morning coffee and chat before playing games. Weekly raffle, freshly cooked two course lunch with tea/coffee after. Modest weekly cost. Contact Les Denmead 01202 470929. French Conversation Group, every Tuesday 2-3pm at St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall. For a good time among friendly people. All welcome. I’ll bring the coffee, just bring yourself... For information, contact Alain Jourdan 07887787012 / info@frenchmatters.net

Priory Toddler Group - Wednesday’s 10am - 12pm (term times only) at The Priory Hall, Princess Avenue, Christchurch, BH23 1DB. £2 per family. Parents, carers, & grandparents are welcome to this friendly group. Toys, crafts, singing, drinks & snacks. Contact Penny on 01202 471807.

Christchurch Central Women’s Institute. Wednesday 3rd October, Baptist Church Hall, Bargates 10am12noon, a talk by Mrs Jenkins, entitled “Wrens on the Rock. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10am-12noon at the Baptist Church Hall, Bargates. For further information please call 01202 386813.

Musical Minis- a fun music group for babies and toddlers. Songs, instruments stories in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes now in Christchurch. Highcliffe from September. Contact Gill 01202 462971 or email gill@musicalminis.co.uk for more details on this popular class. Website:www.musicalminis.co.uk

Highcliffe Evening Women’s Institute meet at 7.15pm on Weds 17 Oct at the Day Centre, 250 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe. The evening will feature a talk about William Morris, a “pot luck” quiz, raffle, and refreshments. Visitors & potential new members are very welcome. Contact the Secretary Barbara Burton on 01425271995 for more info.

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An endearing character visits the seaside. by Ruth Sear.

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he seaside environment of Christchurch Bay is reminiscent of two fictitious Bays you may have read about – Sandy Bay and Rocky Bay. A popular character enjoyed his summer holidays there and always got involved in an adventure. He wore a red jersey and yellow checked trousers and scarf. He is one of the most endearing ursine characters in children’s literature. His name? Yes it’s … Rupert Bear!

Rupert and his parents would travel (often by steam train) from their home in quintessential Nutwood and lodge in a guesthouse or caravan. Like any child, Rupert enjoyed ice creams and sticks of rock, and building sandcastles with his bucket and spade. Sounds familiar? They can be purchased now at the Avon Beach shop. Rupert saw donkeys, Pierrots and concert parties but you won’t find these entertainments in Christchurch Bay! Other familiar sightings to Rupert were White Sea horses cresting the waves, mermaids, pirates and – occasionally – King Neptune. You won’t find

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these characters in Dorset. How did Rupert begin? In the years following the Great War the Daily Express became aware of the popularity of anthropomorphic characters in rival newspapers, and the artist Mary Tourtel was asked to produce one. Teddy bears, a craze that started in America, had been popular for years. Rupert Bear was ‘born’ – i.e. he made his first appearance – in the Express on November 8th, 1920. He was different to the one known today. He wore baggy trousers, had a thicker waistline, wore a grey scarf – and his jumper was blue. Mary sketched and wrote the Rupert stories for sixteen years. When Mary’s health deteriorated and she could no longer draw, another artist was found. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) was a very talented freelance artist. He portrayed Rupert from 1935 with the now familiar red jersey and yellow checked trousers. Alfred was very hard working and conscientious producing not only daily illustrations for the newspaper, but many other Rupert books including Annuals, the first of which appeared in 1936. World War Two didn’t make any difference to Rupert because the owner of the Express, Lord Beaverbrook, insisted that the bear must appear every day to boost morale (and it didn’t do any harm to his newspaper’s circulation.) Alfred’s wonderful illustrations and stories were full of interest and delight. A popular feature in the Annuals between 1960 and 1968 were ‘magic paintings’, where water was simply added to a brush and applied to the pictures; and there were games, puzzles and origami. After he retired a variety of artists drew Rupert and the little bear’s adventures still appear in the Express, and Rupert Annuals remain in publication. Next time you visit the beach look for a little bear wearing a red jumper. He’s very distinctive. If you are interested in Rupert’s history then why not join the Followers of Rupert? Look at the website – www.rupertbear.co.uk – details of membership, newsletters and merchandise can be found there. Images courtesy of: Classic Media Distribution Ltd


Popular Club for older people in Christchurch desperately need more volunteers

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popular club for older people in Christchurch faces closure unless more local people come forward urgently to help out. Care charity Brendoncare has issued a plea for volunteer helpers to get in touch, so that it can continue providing members, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s and live alone, with a really valuable trip out of their home each week.

Tony continues: “Our clubs are really popular, showing the enormous need there is for socialising and friendship for older people. If you feel you

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Chemists Sainsburys, 1 Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch 01425 277885 Mon-Fri 7.00-23.00 Sat 7.0022.00 Sun 10.00-16.00 Lloyds, 248 Lymington Road, Highcliffe 01425 274291 Mon-Fri 8.45-5.30 Sat 9-4 Day Lewis Pharmacy 4 Old Milton Green Parade, Christchurch Road, New Milton 01425 613222 Mon-Fri 9.00-18.00 Sat 9-13.00 Wessex Pharmacies, 186 Somerford Road, Xch 01202 482197 Mon-Fri 9-1.15/2.15-5.30 Sat 9-1.15 Rowlands Pharmacy, 136 Purewell, Xch 01202 484840 Mon-Fri 8.45-6.30 Sat 8.45-1 Mudeford Pharmacy, 94 Mudeford, Xch 01425 272798 Mon-Fri 9-1/2-5.30 (Weds ‘til 1) Sat 9-1/2-5 Burton Pharmacy, 123 Salisbury Road, Burton 01202 477771 Mon-Fri 9-1/2-6.30

Local Libraries Highcliffe Library 01425 272202 Mon 10-6.30 Tue 9.3-5 Wed Closed Thu 9.3-1 Fri 9.30-6.30 Sat 9.30-4 Christchurch Library 01202 485938 Mon 9.30-5.30 Tues 10-7 Weds 9.3-1 Thu 9.30-7 Fri 9.30-5.30 Sat 9-4 34 HighcliffeEYE


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