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Dorset’s No. 1 Independent Community Magazine



July 2014 Volume 11 Issue 12

Remember with Poppy Fields project’s Hazel Evans


and Michele O’Brien

• An audience with author Zdenka Fantlova • 100th Anniversary of First World War Competitions: • £130 towards your dream BBQ

90 -year-old enters online to become 5th CashUnity winner

• Sobers and Sooty at the Regent Centre

Broadstone | Christchurch | Colehill | Ferndown | Merley | West Parley | Wimborne Ashley Heath | Bournemouth | Canford Heath | Kinson | Poole | Ringwood | St Ives | Three Legged Cross | Verwood | West Moors



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Volume 11 • Issue 12 • July 2014

editor Janine Pulford

assistant editor Liz Turner

design director Ben Pulford

graphic design

Daniel Lee Louis Pulford

account managers

Mark Beechey Russell Harness

company secretary Nick Pulford

accounts Debbie Payne 4Dorset is independently published and distributed free to homes and businesses in selected areas of Dorset and Hampshire. It is also available by subscription at £30 per year. Views or opinions expressed in 4Dorset are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement deemed to be unsuitable for publication. Information about a service does not imply recommendation. All purchases made through this publication are done so entirely at your own risk. The copyright on all written material, logos and advertising artwork produced by our studio remains with 4Dorset and should not be reproduced without prior written permission from the publisher.

Hello readers, As 4Dorset went to print, we were gearing up for the Ferndown Pram Race. Our pram was hand built by Andy Lee whose amazing custom cars turn heads. Thanks Andy for delivering a superb mags4dorset pram. Ben, Dan, Mark and Russell with ‘baby’ Louis had high hopes of beating last year’s 10th place. The results will be on our website by the time you read this. In this issue, Liz has gathered information about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 and what’s going on near you. Last month mags4dorset gave away an Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 tablet at Ferndown’s Fete on the Fields. We will raffle another at West Moors Fun Day (13 July) and a third in August at the Verwood Rustic Fayre. Look out for our stands. Money raised goes to our charity of the year, Green Cottage RDA. CashUnity is going strong giving you the chance to win £1,000 prize every month by shopping locally but do check the directory – if any of your favourite businesses are not listed, remind them to get involved. See page 22 for details of our latest winner, and our CashUnity celebrations in West Moors.



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Dorset Blind Association is holding an outdoor virtual rowing event in Bournemouth Square on 18 July from 9.30am to 6pm. For just £2 you can attempt to beat the time of Olympic Standard rower Simon Banwell, to 250m. 01202 712864.

More details from Jaya,

Have your say on Dorset County Council services


public consultation to have your say on Dorset County Council services is in progress. With budgets already slashed, the council has to find a further £43M in savings over the next three years. ‘Ask Dorset’ roadshows will give you the chance to identify where and how the money should be used. The survey asks three key questions: •

What does the public value most and least?

How and where does Dorset County Council deliver services better?

Does DCC put up council tax or redesign services?

The last few roadshows in the 4Dorset area: 12 July Ferndown Penny’s Walk 9.30am-12.30pm 16 July Verwood The Hub 4.30-7pm

17 July Ferndown Sainsbury 4.30-7pm

26 July Verwood Farmers Market, Ferrett Green, 9.30am12.30pm 19 July Christchurch Saxon Square 9.30am-12.30pm


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Don’t fall victim of courier fraud  

The south-west region has been targeted by shameless fraudsters, who have duped vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds in the past two months. There have been 68 reports in Dorset alone. The fraudsters first contact potential victims – who are normally elderly - by phone. Victims are encouraged to withdraw large sums of cash, which they are asked to send to London by taxi or via a courier, who will collect the money from their home. In one example, a Weymouth pensioner in his 80s received a telephone call from a man claiming to be a police officer with the Metropolitan Police. The conman told him that money had been drawn out of his account and replaced by counterfeit cash. The victim was advised to call 999 to verify the caller’s details, which he did – however it is believed he was still speaking to the fraudsters. He was then persuaded to hand over £26,000 in cash, which he gave to a courier who attended his home address. DCI Will White, of the regional organised crime unit – Zephyr, said: “The police and the banks will never ask you for banking details or PIN numbers on the phone. Similarly, they would never send a so-called ‘courier’ to collect bank cards or money.”

Have you been victim of fraud? Call Action Fraud team on 0300 123 2040.


Baby Arya Rose arrives


ongratulations to Brandon and Melanie del Rosaria on the birth of Arya Rose on 2 June 2014. Brandon and Melanie featured on the front cover of 4Dorset following their San Diego wedding last August. Their romance had flourished over 5,000 miles and resulted in Brandon moving from Las Vegas to Wimborne after his visa was approved. He now works as a freelance audio visual technician. Meanwhile Melanie’s Proud Parnets

local dance school, Mainstage, is going from strength-to-strength. “I feel very lucky to have such a fantastic creative team and staff who have been able to keep the school going while I’ve been on maternity leave,” says Melanie as she looks adoringly at her daughter and adds, “Arya is a very chilled out baby and is the spitting image of her daddy.” What a delightful update to our story ‘Love knows no bounds’ published in 4Dorset in September 2013.

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Tarrant Rushton’s D-Day Memorial Service

ROY HOWARD © Andrew Wright 2014

The brother of a brave soldier who led a dangerous mission to Normandy just minutes into D-Day, joined 300 people for a commemorative service at the former Dorset airfield from which the army officer flew in a wooden Horsa glider 70 years ago. Major John Howard led the men who flew in six gliders to seize important bridges over the Orne river and the neighbouring Caen canal just 20 minutes into 6 June, 1944. Codenamed ‘Operation Coup de Main’ it was the largest and most daring maritime invasion in history. On Sunday, 8 June 2014, 82-year-old Roy Howard – the youngest brother of the late Major John Howard – attended a poignant service by the former airfield’s entrance gate, to remember the three dangerous D-Day operations flown from Tarrant Rushton. Members of the public – including relatives of veterans who served at the former top secret RAF base – took part in the gathering attended by a senior Royal Air Force officer, Wing Commander Shane Powley. After the Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths, reviewing officer Spencer Hare recited the ‘Kohima Epitaph’ before the Rev’d David Dennis gave the blessing. Service organizer and retired aviation engineer Dennis Hart, who lives in Corfe Mullen and worked at the base in the 1950s said: “It was a wonderful and very uplifting occasion as well as being a very moving and poignant one. “Tarrant Rushton airfield was built for the training of Halifax bomber crews in the towing of wooden troop-carrying Horsa and tank-carrying Hamilcar gliders not just for the D-Day invasion of France, but also the invasion of Arnhem in Holland during September 1944, and the crossing of the Rhine into Germany in March 1945.”

TARRANT RUSHTON AIRFIELD (Andrew Wright collection)


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local The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Peter Adams, attended an Act of Remembrance and thanksgiving on Poole Quay on 6 June, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. He was accompanied by veterans of the landings for prayers and the laying of a wreath at the D-Day plaque in Dolphin Quays. The group then made the short walk to the old Lifeboat Museum where they laid a wreath at the US Coastguard plaque. Around 130 people attended the events.

BELOW: A moment of reflection during the Last Post before a wreath was laid by the D-Day plaque in Dolphin Quays.

ABOVE: The mayor lays a wreath at the US Coast Guard plaque on Poole Quay.

Remembering D-Day


wo special commemorative walks in Bournemouth proved popular as a way of marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. More than 40 people, including the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth Dr Rodney Cooper and his wife Elaine, took part.  The walks were based on the memories of respected historian John Walker, now 81, who was evacuated to the town with fellow pupils from his Portsmouth school. He described the days leading up to D-Day in 1944, and a number of walkers contributed anecdotes of their own experiences and added stories told to them by their relatives.

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A royal crowning: L-R Joseph, Daniel, Chloe, Tegan and Luke with Anthony and Pauline

Strawberry prince and princess crowned Two delicious poems about strawberries written by Year 4 pupils at Oakhurst Community First School earned them the titles of Prince and Princess Strawberry at the Barrington Centre’s Strawberry Fayre on Saturday 14 June The event which included numerous art and craft stalls, bouncy castle and slide, face painting and cream teas attracted all ages and one of the highlights was the crowning of the royal pair. Prizes were presented to both the prince and princess as well as the runners up in the poetry competition, following which Daniel aged 9 was crowned by Anthony Roberts on behalf of the fayre sponsors, Goadsby Estate Agents, and Tegan aged 8 received her crown from former mayor Cllr Mrs Pauline Reynolds who said, “This is great for the children.” Anthony, who presented all the children with prizes, before sharing a cream tea with them added, “It’s an enjoyable event and good to see the children enjoying themselves.” Tegan and Daniel’s poems can be read on www.mags4dorset.


CRAFTY TIME WITH DORSET WILDLIFE TRUST: Mum Verity with 13 month old Albie, Hollie, Daisy, Levi and Cayden


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By Liz Turner -

If you want to find out more about the charity, Judy will be delighted to meet you at Verwood Rustic Fayre on August Bank Holiday Monday or the couple can be contacted on 01202 823317 Some names are recognised the world over but in one area of The Gambia, the name that means most to many families is Verwood.

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Hundreds of poor children have been able to go to school because a Verwood-based charity has received overwhelming support from residents. The Don McMath Foundation started in 2001 and is named after Verwood resident Mick McMath’s brother.

Don was a teacher in Sussex until his death in 1991 and his wife Anne set up the charity after going on holiday to The Gambia. Mick explained: “Anne started sponsoring a couple of children at a local school and friends joined in. This grew until we decided that we should open a school ourselves. “As far as we are aware, it is the first and only completely free school in The Gambia.” The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa and one of the poorest. Nearly three per cent of the 1.5 million population are refugees and only 40% of over 15 year olds can read and write. When the school opened in 2003 there was just one class of 30 children. Now with the help of parents,

Loving the Summer


plant that is loved plant a serious haircut by landscapers and as soon as the last of the novice gardeners flowers fade) then they will alike for its colour keep flowering and you can and structure is the much often enjoy a second flush loved Salvia. It’s also a of flowers in October. They favourite of BBC Gardener’s are much loved, not only by World presenter Pippa gardeners but also by bees Greenwood “I’m a great and butterflies. fan of the hardier Salv ia salvias. Even before the buds open they are attractive plants with erect stems, often with aromatic foliage and forming a sort of clump of exclamation marks. Then when the flowers appear, usually in shades of violet, purple, pink Pippa Greenwood or white, they can bring any sunny border to life instantly.  Provide these plants with a well-drained but humus-rich soil and plenty of sun and they are easy to grow... seriously rewarding and.... simply gorgeous!” Salvias are long flowering, with the potential to put on a great show from June through much of the summer and into autumn. If you remove the flower spikes as soon as they have faded (or give the entire

three schools for 340 pupils have been built. Children can stay until they are 17 and take their School Leaving Certificates, the equivalent of GCSEs. This is no mean feat when you consider that the children who go to the school are from nine tribes, speaking nine languages but not English. One of the first tasks is to teach them English. Mick added: “They are some of the proudest school children in the world and nearly all of them are sponsored. It costs £60 a year for each child to attend school and only the very poorest of children whose parents cannot pay fees can go.” More than half the pupils are sponsored by people in Verwood, explaining why the town means so much to them.

Keen to learn

Anne was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for services to education in The Gambia. Mick added: “What Anne has done is remarkable and the honour is an acknowledgement of all that

she has achieved. However without the support of people in Verwood her achievements would have been far less. “It is really a Verwood charity and people should be proud of what their support means to these children.”


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Costa coffee lovers are looking forward to being able to enjoy their favourite drink in Ferndown Kirsty (left) and Sherrie – ready to welcome customers

The new Costa Coffee store in Victoria Road, Ferndown is nearing completion, ready to open early in July. It will offer Ferndown customers the hot and cold drinks and food which have made Costa such a popular brand in the high street throughout the country. Costa was named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop in January and baristas are waiting to show customers in Ferndown why Costa has won this accolade for the fourth consecutive year. With room for 80 inside and an outdoor seating area for a further 24, there is plenty of space for customers to sit and relax whether they are just having a drink, a snack or have been tempted by the selection of delicious cakes. There is also a take-away service meaning you can enjoy your drink back in the office, at home or out in the summer sunshine. The new selection of summer iced drinks as as well as iced coffee and teas, blended ice drinks, along with soft drinks and juices, means there’s no reason for not keeping cool.


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The new Ferndown manager, Kirsty Samson, will be familiar to customers at Broadstone and Verwood’s Costa Coffees. Kirsty, who lives in Verwood started at the town’s branch in 2012 where her 15 years’ experience of catering meant she soon became assistant manager and then acting manager. It wasn’t surprising that she won the prestigious national Pride of Costa award for her passion for Costa. She has been working at the Broadstone Costa since February. The staff for the new Ferndown store have been fully trained at the Blandford training and development centre. Ongoing training from Kirsty, who has passed on her knowledge of how to make the best drinks and provide excellent customer service to the 10 baristas in the team, will ensure that all customers thoroughly enjoy their visit.

She said: “We are all looking forward to meeting the new customers and we’re sure many will become friends as has been the case in Verwood and Broadstone. “Our aim is to make sure that everyone gets not just the drink but the food, whether it be sandwich, panini or salad or cake, that they love. There’s lots of choice and we’re here to help.” Sherrie Hawkins has been training in Broadstone ready to move to Ferndown. She said: “I can’t wait for Ferndown to open. It will be great to welcome people to the store, especially families and young people wanting somewhere where they can meet and relax in comfort.”

With Costa being open 7 days a week, coffee lovers in Ferndown are looking forward to a summer to remember.

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Make a Change 4 Life T

o help you make a Change 4 Life, Ferndown Leisure Centre offers a low cost gym only membership for those who want to exercise regularly, but need to budget their monthly outgoings. The gym only membership is a great option because it is affordable and there is no long term commitment. In addition to the gym only membership, Ferndown Leisure Centre offers a swim membership for those who enjoy the water; an all inclusive membership that covers gym, swimming and workout classes; as well as junior and youth memberships. For details of these memberships or to find out more about the value for money facilities at Ferndown Leisure Centre, please call 01202 877468 or email Swimming is for everyone regardless of age, weight or physical activity levels.

There are a number of benefits, these include. • • •

Losing weight and improving body shape. Water activity offers 12 times the benefit of a similar land based activity and it’s gentler on your body too as it’s low impact. Swimming increases your fitness levels.

Date for the diary:

Did you know? 30 minutes of swimming at a steady pace burns

200 calories

Blasting into Summer Friday 25 July 9am -1pm. Free taster sessions and activities to help you make the Change 4 Life at Ferndown Leisure Centre.

SWIMTAG the latest technology to help swimmers achieve more in the pool SWIMTAG equipment is installed at Ferndown Leisure Centre. You simply pick up the SWIMTAG wristband on arrival at the centre, wear it like a watch in the pool and once returned back to the docking station on reception all your results are uploaded to your online account. This enables you to monitor your distance, swim stroke and see how many calories you have burned. SWIMTAG is free for swim members and full members. SWIMTAG records your previous swims and compares them, so you can track improvement as well as sharing latest swims on social media. Andy Lovering centre manager, said: “The SWIMTAG technology is a fantastic way to help you become more active and gives you lots of information to help keep you motivated and enjoying your swims.” Swim4Health (6 week swim and aqua class membership for only £25). Swim4Health is an introduction to water based fitness and wellbeing to help you improve your health, lose weight and tone up. Suitable for all abilities.

What is included in Swim4Health: A Swim4Health consultation to find the right sessions for you. Unlimited Swimming in all welcome sessions. Unlimited aqua classes. (except Thursday Aqua Fit 2.30pm). Free one day gym pass. Free studio class. Free use of SWIMTAG. For more information on Swim4Health contact Becky Forshaw on 01202 877468 or email beckyforshaw@ To find out more about SWIMTAG, or how to become a member at Ferndown Leisure Centre, visit www. or call 01202 877468.

Disability Sports As part of being a sports hub for the disabled, this summer Ferndown Leisure Centre has joined forces with Wayfarers Cricket Club to offer disability cricket. Please contact Abbie Taylor on 01202 877468 or email for more information.

Have a BLAST this Summer This summer Ferndown Leisure is offering children a variety of fun and exciting activities! These include scuba diving, trampoline, go karting, multi sports, crazy creatures, family rounders, bouncy castle and much more.

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in health & fitness Phoebe is nine and has been part of Green Cottage RDA since she was four.

Charity of the Year:

Green Cottage RDA Since last writing, I am pleased to tell you that our young rider Kevin has returned from the dressage competition in Cornwall with a 2nd place rosette! We were all thrilled for him, especially as it was his first competition, he had never ridden the pony before. Kim Bailey, the mother of one of our young riders, has written the following piece so you can discover RDA from a parent’s point of view.

Jane Dowding,

Group Secretary 0845 2415357

Kevin wins a rosette


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Whatever I write in the next few paragraphs When things were really difficult for her, couldn’t possibly get across the difference RDA I used to hold on to the knowledge that on has made to her. Thursday morning all would be well. Phoebe was diagnosed with autism when Today, she is a different girl: more verbal she was three, and epilepsy when she was five, with a wish to be sociable, still facing daily although we knew that she had different needs challenges, but learning to deal with them. She much earlier. is still mad about ponies and loves every bit of She was non-verbal, which led to her being her RDA session: the riding, the stables, talking anxious and frustrated all the time. to the ponies and sometimes leading them. We realized that although when around Phoebe can follow instructions, is people she became agitated and worried, beginning to steer the pony independently she was the complete opposite when around and has learnt a rising trot. The ‘ladies’ go to animals and recognized she had an innate love so much effort to make the session the most of horses. beneficial and enjoyable to each individual Her portage worker saw how we could use child. this to help Phoebe learn and suggested trying They give Phoebe over and above what Riding for the Disabled. they are required to do. They show her We registered Phoebe at Green Cottage acceptance, understanding, care and love. They and were lucky to have a place soon after. have taken us both under their wing and given I was not prepared for the huge impact us more than we can ever thank them enough those wonderful ponies and equally wonderful for. volunteers would have upon our lives. Phoebe’s mum xx Phoebe relaxed immediately. It was a joy to see her anxieties ease and for her to engage with the ponies and ‘the ladies,’ as she calls them (even though some are men). She began to communicate as soon as she sat on a pony. Her anxieties disappeared and this allowed her to talk – amazing! It meant so much to know that for that half an hour a week, without any doubt, Phoebe on Chuckles Phoebe was happy.

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Join the troops!

The Dorset Troopers will bring the ‘force’ to the Autism Wessex Family Fun Day and Craft Fair on Saturday 19 July from 11am – 4pm at Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BP.

Verwood Business members with the Mayor of Verwood (centre front)

Verwood Business learns about becoming dementia friendly The newly elected Mayor of Verwood, Cllr Mrs Pat Morrow was guest speaker at the latest Verwood Business meeting at Plane Cuisine on 10 June. Pat used to run a big community centre in Belfast and said her term in office as mayor would be a ‘community year.’ She is currently spearheading a campaign to get Verwood established as a dementia friendly town and explained that five daytime safety zones have already been put in place. By linking with the Alzheimer’s Society, Verwood Town Council is able to offer free training to every business in the town so that staff can recognise and help anyone with dementia; for instance, if they are lost, confused or anxious. “If the community can provide help for them, they don’t have to go into a care home too early,” said Pat. She appealed to all Verwood Business members to consider training, or to encourage their staff to do so. “The Head of Nursing at Bournemouth University provides the training and it is only for 50 minutes. We need more people to come on board,” she said. Verwood currently has 300 dementia sufferers living in the town and the daytime safety zones are Cranborne and Lake Road Surgery, Verwood Surgery, Waypoints Care Home in Verwood and two Three Legged Cross care homes: Waterloo and Acorn Lodge at Oakdene. These are all safe places that will look after those with dementia for a temporary period.   Pat handed out leaflets to Verwood Business members explaining how they can assist people with dementia and help extend their time in the community by simply

being supportive. “We are also working with the police to set up a protocol because the police are the first port of call when someone is found wandering around the town and can’t remember where they live.” If you have a business in Verwood and would like to help the town become dementia friendly by implementing a training programme for your staff, call 01202 820880. To join Verwood Business call 01202 979414 or visit

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We hope to attract visitors from around the area, but want to be good neighbours so parking on surrounding roads will be very restricted.


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here is also a fun dog show starting at 1pm, and a classic and premium car display providing something for everyone to enjoy. Community groups and local businesses will also be providing stalls and sideshows and selling their wares and crafts. If visitors want to join in the community picnic they can bring their own food or enjoy Griffs BBQ or the other food outlets. Any money raised from the event will be used by the Fields in Trust Association to fund improvements to the rec, and to the adjoining Charborough Road recreation ground.

Vikki added: “We hope to attract visitors from around the area, but want to be good neighbours so parking on surrounding roads will be very restricted.  Instead we are providing parking onsite for just £1 per vehicle, via the main entrance on Lower Blandford Road.”

Photos from last year © mags4dorset


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Wow! £130 prize for the barbecue season!

Enter through our website: or send your answer on a postcard to BBQ competition, mags4dorset, 1st Floor, King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN. Closing date is 23 July 2014. The first correct answer drawn will be the winner. Employees of Page & Pulford Ltd and Haskins Garden Centres are not permitted to enter. The editor’s decision is final. Terms and conditions apply to both vouchers. The meat voucher must be spent at one of the butchers advertising on this page within 30 days of issue.


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ummer is the time to be out enjoying the garden, but you know what the experts say about sunburn, so cover up, bring out the barbie and let the sausages do the sizzling… Mags4dorset has teamed up with Haskins Garden Centre at Longham to give away a great prize so you can throw that awesome barbecue you’ve been dreaming about. Andrew Stevens Here’s your chance to win an £80 equipped for barbecues gift card from Haskins to update your barbecue equipment PLUS a £50 voucher from mags4dorset to spend on meat at one of the butchers on this feature. That’s £130 to burn on your BBQ. Andrew Stevens, Haskins assistant manager at Longham, says, “We have a wide range of consumables and equipment available that will add to the pleasurable experience of great barbecuing. The gift card can also be used to choose from a selection of beers, ales and wine.” For your chance to win this hot prize all you have to do is answer the following question: What is the traditional fuel used on barbecue? A. Coal B. Charcoal C. Gas

Indicate the correct answer A, B or C and please enter the name of the butcher where you would like to spend your meat voucher if you win. The Haskins Garden Centre is open 7 days a week. 9am till 6pm Monday - Wednesday and Saturday, late opening until 8pm on Thursday and Friday. Sunday between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Visit for directions and more information.


Ferndown councillor elected as Vice Chairman

Ferndown Central Ward councillor Steve Lugg was elected as the new vice chairman of EDDC in May. He supports the new chairman Cllr Robin Cook. Cllr Lugg has already covered events including the opening of the Memorial Garden at QE School and annual functions for East Dorset Scouts and Home Start. He said, “I want to always and foremost act as an ambassador and voice for the people of Ferndown. This new role allows me to support the chairman Robin Cook, represent East Dorset and be an advocate for Ferndown at the heart of our district. It is indeed an honour, and a privilege.” He also wants to start to change the focus of the roles of chairman and vice chair to make them more modern and relevant to residents. Cllr Lugg served in the Household Cavalry from 1980, leaving the army in 2004. His son Rhys is in the same regiment serving in London as the Sovereign’s Escort, and the photograph shows Cllr Steve Lugg and family prior to the Garden Party for the Household Cavalry on 28 May.  Cllr Lugg and Ferndown Town Cllr Mrs Cathy Lugg (right) and daughter Katie (second from left) met the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals with Tpr Rhys Lugg (not in picture).

Folky affair Though quieter than in recent years, Wimborne Folk Festival was a hugely successful family occasion with plenty of free entertainment throughout the town. Mike Carhart-Harris, Chairman of the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival committee, said: “Once again, we were fortunate to have great weather and it was wonderful to see so many people of all ages enjoying the dancing, stalls and music. Despite coinciding with the World Cup, Isle of Wight Festival and Father’s Day, the town was busy and lively all weekend, especially Saturday for the procession, with hardly any incidents.  “We work closely with councils, businesses, police and others throughout the year to organise a safe, enjoyable and successful weekend. We are keen to make the festival as family-friendly as possible and have been delighted with the number of positive comments received from visitors and locals alike.”

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First World War

Centenary by Liz Turner

Events are being held locally and throughout the country to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War on 4 August Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said:


“The First World War fundamentally changed the world. It also took the lives of millions of people all over the world, and left still more with disabling injuries. So it is absolutely right that we mark its centenary and that we put remembrance at the heart of this commemoration.” He explained that the aim is to help everyone in Britain, especially the young, understand and appreciate what happened, and the ultimate sacrifice that so many made during that time. Three national commemorative events are taking place on 4 August - the 100th anniversary of the date war was declared - in Glasgow, at Westminster Abbey and at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium.

Ferndown British Legion will be holding a remembrance parade and service of commemoration and wreath laying at St Mary’s Church at 3pm on 3 August. On 4 August, at 11am the mayor will place a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance on Church Road and unveil a sundial in the garden. The service will include the first part of the lighting of the one million candles, aimed at families and children The final part of the tribute for adults will take place in the Garden of Remembrance at 11pm.



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Christchurch schools are taking part in a commemorative project to engage children and young people and encourage family members, friends and neighbours to recall their experiences in the Great War. The outstanding pieces will be put together as a Christchurch Great Wars Commemorative Museum Exhibition during the Christchurch Tribute to the Fallen on Sunday 20 July on Christchurch Quay, and then in local exhibition centres such as Highcliffe Castle, Civic Offices, Christchurch Library, Christchurch Priory, Red House Museum and the Regent Centre.

Tribute to the Fallen

The Branch and Band of the Royal British Legion Christchurch in conjunction with Christchurch Council, are presenting a Military Tattoo on Christchurch Quay on Sunday 20 July from 12 noon to 6pm. There will be static performances, marching displays and vehicle displays in and around the arena. This will culminate in a massed band Drumhead Service.


The official Wimborne Town remembrance of the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War will be a simple ceremony at the War Memorial on the Minster Green. At 11am on 4 August, the mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of all the people of the town and veterans of the armed forces will also be taking part.


Thousands of poppies will be made out of paper and wire

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve of Britain officially entering the First World War. Exactly 100 years later the Royal British Legion is inviting everyone in the UK to join together in a national moment of reflection by turning off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope. The aim is to light one million candles to remember each and every one of those servicemen and women who gave their lives in the war to end all wars.


Bournemouth will be taking part in the lights out initiative on 4 August. Lights across the town will be turned off and the mayor will be leading a candlelit ceremony at the War Memorial in the Gardens. There will also be a civic service ceremony at the Waterfront Space Pier Approach on 4 August. The last Children’s Parade before the outbreak of war will be restaged on 24 July and children are making thousands of poppies as part of the Poppy Fields project.

Poppy Fields - Poole

Thousands of poppies will be made out of paper and wire by schools and the public in Poole as part of the Poppy Fields project to mark the centenary. Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project It will enable Poole to come together with the wider community across Dorset to preserve the memories and heritage of those who lived through the First World War, by inviting local people to collect and contribute photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and photos of keepsakes, as well as family tales passed down to help build a clear picture of what life was really like. Women and children who worked in the war will also be acknowledged, with Valise Noire investigating the connection between arms manufacturing at the Cordite Factory in Poole - the soldiers using the arms and the nurses who nursed the consequences of their use. There will be an exhibition at Lighthouse, Poole in October, featuring all the poppies and site specific performances seen through the eyes of two First World War nurses, performed by Valise Noire’s Michele O’Brien and Hazel Evans, will take place in various locations.

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The Mayor of Ferndown with Ben and Sherry

L-R Ben Pulford, Jean and William Rev ill and Janet Howard

Cllr Mike Parkes, the Mayor of Ferndown carried out the fifth CashUnity prize draw in Penny’s Walk in the presence of n participating trader Sherry Swa from Swan Jewellers. Over 500 entries from all over including Christchurch, area the

Bournemouth, Ringwood and Fordingbridge were put into the box and Mike drew a West Parley winner who had entered through Freedom Mobility Shop in Ferndown. Mike was thrilled to draw a ty local winner and said, “CashUni their use to le peop es encourag local shops and it’s great that there are so many Ferndown businesses in the scheme.”

Revelling in £1,000 CashUnity win!


ot many 90-year-olds want to learn to use an iPad, let alone use one, but for one Ferndown resident, his online expertise paid dividends. Mr William Revill, the fifth winner of  £1,000 in the latest mags4dorset CashUnity prize draw, entered after taking his mobility scooter to Freedom Mobility Shop in the town for repair work. Business owner Janet Howard handed him his receipt, along with a CashUnity entry card and advised him to send it to mags4dorset. William’s wife, Jean, aged 82, takes up the story, “We took the card home intending to post it off, but didn’t get round to doing so. The iPad was William’s birthday present and he uses it a lot. Luckily, he entered online.” After submitting the entry, the couple promptly forgot about it, so when William received the magical phone call to say he’d won, he was so emotional, he nearly lost his voice. The windfall is something that will benefit the couple considerably. Born in Leeds, William has lived in Ferndown since 1946. He married Jean in 1953 after she qualified as a nurse in Southampton and they have three children, David, Graeme and Jacqui. “We met at the RAF club in Boscombe,” said William who served in India in 1944-46. When asked how they will be spending the money, William said, “I’d like to start by buying a printer for the iPad,” and Jean added, “And I need help in the garden.” The Revills are certainly revelling in their win and we wish them every success with their purchases, which they said, in the true spirit of CashUnity, will be local ones.

Chris Chope MP

MP Chris Chope will draw the next winner

- Friday 11 July CashUnity celebrations in West Moors MP Chris Chope and his ling event to be attended by Christchurch A spark celebrate the first six months wife Christo will be held in West Moors to giveaway. ly month £1,000 et of the great mags4dors at Webb’s Butchers,” says “Join us for a glass of ‘bubbly’ in the village Ben Pulford. you can try his award Alex Webb will be hosting a barbecue where donation to be made to a for asking is he return In winning beef burgers. Waggy Tails Rescue. prize-winner from the At midday, Chris Chope will draw the £1,000 nt for anyone who has mome g excitin an be will this and s June entrie entered. . Pop along from 11am and join the celebrations ipating trader Jayne Oliver To further celebrate the June draw, partic a bouquet of flowers to be from Petals Florist will be kindly donating £1,000 prize money. their e receiv they when given to the winner


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£1,000 monthly prize guaranteed! Following a successful pilot scheme, CashUnity – the initiative devised by mags4dorset and backed by local traders that gives local shoppers the chance every month to win a huge cash prize of £1,000 – is to continue. Anyone over 18 who shops in a business listed in the directory and spends £10 or more on their normal shopping can enter a free prize draw. The directory is updated every month, but if you don’t see the shops listed that you visit, why not suggest they join?



7 Penny’s Walk, BH22 9TH 01202 891955


184E The Broadway, Lower Blandford Road, BH18 8DP 01202 600350 188 Stanley Green Road, BH15 3AH 01202 661299


CHRISTCHURCH CARPETS 55-57 Bargates, BH23 1QE 01202 482712



56 Bargates, BH23 1QL 01202 485020


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1 Library Road, BH22 9JP 01202 892323

Burnham Road, SP6 1HA 01425 654741

The Fountain, 1 High Street, BH23 1AE 01202 486868

26-30 Salisbury Street, SP6 1AF 01425 652700




125 Victoria Road, BH22 9HU 01202 872869


1432 Wimborne Road, BH10 7AS 01202 572778


512 Wimborne Road East, BH22 9NG 01202 890185

1625-1633 Wimborne Road, BH11 9AR 01202 574358





491 Ringwood Road, BH22 9AG 01202 894888


2 Crantock Grove, Castle Lane West, BH8 0HS 01202 300320


55 Victoria Road, BH22 9HU 01202 892990

TONY SMITH KITCHENS 517 Wimborne Road East, BH22 9NH, 01202 892200



61-63 Ameysford Road, BH22 9PY 01202 855589

RINGWOOD SOUND & VISION 58 High Street, BH24 1AG 01425 478688



34b Christchurch Road, BH24 1DN, 01425 472555



Kings Arms Row, BH24 1BH 01425 470203

150 Station Road, BH22 0JB 01202 873121


165 Station Road, BH22 0HT 01202 855817




159A New Road, BH22 8EB 01202 594459





Old Barn Farm Road, Woolsbridge Ind. Park, BH21 6SP 01202 821895 John Brown’s Garden Centre, Ringwood Road, BH21 6RD 01202 827444








2 Park Way, BH22 0HL 01202 896477


31 High Street, BH24 1AD 01425 472654

Unit 2, Forest Close, Ebblake Industrial Estate, BH31 6DE 01202 824244


Collingwood Road, BH21 6QQ 01202 892710


47-49 High Street, BH24 1AE 01425 475180



Mockbeggar Lane, Ibsley BH24 3PP 01425 489090



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1528 Wimborne Road, BH11 9AF 01202 788605


168 Station Road, BH22 0JB 01202 896166

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Unit 27, Liberty Close, Woolsbridge Ind. Park, BH21 6RD, 01202 825505

95-97 Ringwood Road, BH31 7AD 01202 825222



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Pennine Way, BH31 6UL 01202 825777 Swans


2 Meeting House Lane, BH24 1EY 01425 476751

John Brown’s Garden Centre, Ringwood Road, BH21 6RD 01202 825505



80 Coppice Avenue, BH22 9PJ, 01202 861972


5 Shaftesbury Street, SP6 1JF 01425 655142





15 Salisbury Street, SP6 1AB 01425 653725

Edmondsham Road, BH31 6JT 01202 813533








23-25 High Street, SP6 1AS 01425 652376

515 Wimborne Road East, BH22 9NH 01202 892968

3 High Street, BH24 1AB 01425 471608

19 High Street, BH24 1AB 01425 473666


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The Gables, Ringwood Road, BH31 7AQ 01202 900107


Unit 6 35-39 Cobham Road, BH21 7RS 01202 610952




16 Market Place, BH24 1AW 01425 473223



1 Station Road, BH31 7PY 01202 822266


112 Cobham Road, BH21 7PQ 01202 877727

69 High Street, BH23 1AS 01202 486000

Entries must be substantiated by separate receipts. There is no need to send in your receipt, but keep it safe. If you lose it, you can’t win. The correct proof of purchase (POP) will have to be produced by the winner before they can collect their £1,000. mags4dorset cannot be held responsible for any lost or missing receipts and the prize will instead be donated to our charity of the year.



HONORA (Wool shop)

63 High Street, BH23 1AS 01202 280380

527 Ringwood Road, BH22 9AQ 01202 897297

Unit 4, 13 Cobham Road, BH21 7PE 01202 874207

45 High Street, BH23 1AS 01202 478881


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33 Victoria Road, BH22 9HT 01202 896333



23 Church Street, BH23 1BW 01202 480151


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Unit 4, Verwood Trading Estate, Blackhill, BH31 6HA 01202 824516

Wigbeth, Horton, BH21 7JH 01258 840297


Unit 1 & 2 Brook Road, BH21 2BH 01202 857140

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Red Arrows on display

Royal Garden Party crowns work of East Dorset charity When Susan Sutherland, Project Manager of the Turbary Resource Centre in Ferndown received an invitation to the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace her first thought was, ‘what shall I wear?’ followed by ‘who shall I take with me?’ She was invited by the former Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset, Mrs Valerie Pitt-Rivers in recognition of

the service to the local community provided by Susan and her team. Mrs Pitt-Rivers has long been familiar with the work of the Bus Stop Club, a charity based at the Turbary Resource Centre, where Susan organises many activities. Susan said, “We had a lovely tea with sandwiches, cakes and tubs of strawberry ice cream. We were not

Susan on the right

chosen to speak to any of the Royals, which was a bit of a relief, but we enjoyed being there and meeting other people who are also involved in their local communities.”

Local photographer Kay Browning spotted the Red Arrows on a flying visit to Bournemouth Airport last month. Here is a picture of the newly decorated tail fin, designed to commemorate their 50th display season. In the shape of a Union flag, the striking design reflects the Best of British and emphasizes the Red Arrows’ role as ambassadors for the UK and as the public face of the Royal Air Force. You can see the Red Arrows on 28 August-31 August at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

Truck pullers pull 27 miles for charity


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Dragging huge tractor tyres along the promenade from Sandbanks to Boscombe or speed marching with weights along the coastal path isn’t everyone’s idea of training, but for Daryl Price and his Marathon Charity Truck Pull team, it worked. They went on to pull a 2.5 tonne truck 27 miles for charity starting at Wareham Quay to Corfe Castle, Sandbanks via Studland ferry, through Lilliput and on to Poole, Hamworthy, Lytchett Minster and back to Wareham via Sandford. 27 miles in 11.5 hours. A punishing physical challenge. The Truck Pullers raised almost £600 on the day from motorists and well-wishers. Added to their online fundraising and money raised during their training sessions, the Marathon Charity Truck Pull raised over £1,500 for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. The JTYAF would like to thank all the team members: Daryl Price, Terry Pike, Ross Hodgson, Ryan Capes, Chris Schreiber, Andy Fitzpatrick, Dave Wright, Mark Hebditch, Mark Eastwood, Liam Diffey and driver Dave.


COMPETITIONS Two legends – one sporting and one little bear loved by children of all ages - are coming to the Regent Centre in Christchurch this summer. In conjunction with The Regent, 4Dorset has tickets to give away to see both shows.

Garry Sobers – batting far from average

Cricket players enjoying hearing the sound of leather on willow again this summer have the chance to spend ‘An Evening with Cricket Legend Sir Garfield Sobers’. He was undoubtedly the greatest cricket player of his era (1952 - 1974) and will be sharing anecdotes. He was a hugely talented all round player who captained The West Indies and still holds the world record of six sixes in an over. After his retirement in 1975, he was knighted by the Queen in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international cricket and declared a National Hero in Barbados. There are two tickets to be won to see the cricket legend on Tuesday 12 August at 7.30pm.

To enter, answer this question: In which country was Garry Sobers born?

Sooty - Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy Sooty has a fabulous new show designed to delight the whole family. Joining the nation’s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV partner Richard Cadell who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief. Things don’t go according to plan at Sooty’s birthday party. Sooty and Sweep get messy baking the birthday cake and Soo can’t decide which dress to wear. Special party guests include legendary Sooty favourites Butch the bulldog and Ramsbottom the snake. There’s also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.

Win two tickets for the show at 11am on Friday 15 August by answering this question: What is Sooty’s favourite magic spell?

Enter through our website: or send your answers on postcards to Sooty competition or Garry Sobers competition, 4Dorset, 1st Floor, King George V Pavilion, Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9EN. Closing date is 23 July 2014. The first correct entry drawn for each competition will be the winner. Employees of Page and Pulford Ltd and The Regent Centre are not permitted to enter. There is no cash alternative. The editor’s decision is final.

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this month 5-6 July

British Volleyball Festival, Sandbanks Beach, Poole. www.wessexvolleyball. com

5-6 July 9am-6pm

Cranborne open gardens. Over 20 gardens ranging from 17th century Cranborne Manor to allotments. 01725 517253

6 July 2pm

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club presents Michael Freeman at the Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna. 07850335746

9 July 11am-6pm

Deans Court, Wimborne, NGS Open Garden. 13 acres partly wild, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, apiary, apple orchard. Lunch and teas. Admission £4 adults (share to Friends of Victoria Hospital). 01202 849314

10 July 7.30pm

Verwood and 3LX Twinning Association meets at Heathland Heritage Centre, Verwood for talk by Cllr Peter Davidson ‘My Time as Mayor’. Clive Grove 01202 826449

11-31 July open daily

Art exhibition featuring quirky millinery, jewellery and textile art, The Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch. Admission free. 01202 490280

11-12 July

British Beach Polo Championship, Sandbanks Beach.

11-13 July

Bourne Free, Bournemouth annual Pride Festival.


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12 July noon - 13 July noon

Ferndown Relay for Life, Ferndown Leisure Centre. Celebrate lives of those surviving cancer and to remember loved ones who have died. 07823 558740

12-13 July

Amazing Thailand – Christchurch Festival, Christchurch Quay. 07500 889540

13 July 11am-4pm

12-13 July

West Moors Fun Day, Sturts Farm, Three Cross Road. www.westmoorsfunday.

12-13 July

13 July and 24 August 11am-5pm

Swanage Railway Gala – celebrate 35 years of the railway. 01929 425800

Grooves on the Green, Ashley Cross Green, Parkstone. Music and family entertainment. groovesonthegreen.

19 July 7.30pm

Verwood Concert Brass 150 year Jubilee Celebration Concert. Verwood Hub. £8, U12s £4. 01202 828740

17 July 1.30-3.30pm 4.30-7pm

Blood Donor Session, Verwood Hub. 0300 1232323

19 July 7.30pm

Verwood Concert Brass 150 year Jubilee Celebration Concert. Verwood Hub. £8, U12s £4. 01202 828740

NGS open garden, 357 Ringwood Road, Ferndown. £3 admission. 01202 896071

20 July 10am

12 July 12noon-4pm

15-19 and 22-26 July 7.30pm

22-26 July

12 July 12noon-4.30pm

16 July 2pm

23 July 11am

17 July 1.30-3.30pm 4.30-7pm

23 July-8 August

Verwood Concert Brass 150th anniversary Jubilee Fete, Verwood Recreation Ground. 01202 981169

Horton and Chalbury Village Fete, Horton village hall. 01258 840840

12 July 3pm

RNLI Garden Fete, Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch. 01202 482060

12 July 7.30-10pm

Dorset Police Male Voice Choir, St Ambrose Church, Bournemouth. In aid of Dorset Blind Association. 01202 712869

12 July 7.30pm

Richard III, open air performance, Bournemouth Shakespeare Players, Priory House Garden, Christchurch. 01202 534776

DWT Walk on Studland led by Rees Cox, weather permitting, to see birds, flowers, reptiles. 01202 887973

Blood Donor Session, Verwood Hub. 0300 1232323

18-21 July

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival.

Celebration of Music from the Opera by Grange Choral Society at Christchurch Priory. Tickets Bookends, Christchurch 01202 479059 or ticket secretary 01202 399139. Price £16, £9.

19 July 10.30am-4.30pm Fordingbridge Summer Festival organised by Rotary on the recreation ground. Includes duck race.

Poole Dragon boat race, Poole Park.

Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera Company’s 60th anniversary production of Sister Act at Bournemouth PavilionTheatre. 0844 576 3000

World War I walk exploring island connections in centenary year, Brownsea Island.

Brownsea Island Open Air Theatre. Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

26 July 2.30pm

Dolphin watching for beginners, Durlston Castle, Durlston Country Park, Swanage, £3/person. Join a Durlston Ranger, DWT Marine Warden & Dolphin Watch volunteers to discover how local dolphin population is recorded and conserved. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at Learning Centre. 01929 424443.

in & around the area Interview and Review -

An Audience with Zdenka Fantlova: The Tin Ring - Lighthouse, Poole By Liz Turner

Every day is a gift, value it as a gift and hope for another


ever think of 92-year-old Holocaust survivor Zdenka Fantlova as a victim. It’s something she would repudiate with every breath of her body. She emerged barely alive from Bergen-Belsen having been in a total of six concentration camps. No longer a carefree 17-year-old Czechoslovakian schoolgirl, she lost more This ring, she explained, than 36 members of her helped her survive. family and her boyfriend “You must know why all because of her Jewish you want to survive. I was heritage. a teenager in love and this She insists she never was my strength. I wanted to felt like a victim, explaining see Arno again and to marry that to feel so would have him. required energy. “This piece of metal Speaking to a captivated became my saviour. It was audience at Lighthouse why I wanted to survive. I Poole, she showed no anger, would protect it to death. no bitterness and no desire It was a symbol of love and for revenge. hope.” Her mantra is ‘calmness What she didn’t dwell is strength’ – the words her on were the horrors of life in father said to her before the camps. However she said being taken away by the just enough for the audience Gestapo. to piece together what life For over two hours this must have been like. inspiring lady, who now lives She described the in England, stood and talked horrific journey to about how she managed to Auschwitz-Birkenau and keep alive until the end of how once there she hid the the war. tin ring under her tongue to She described her happy make sure she kept it even life before the war. She was a though another girl had normal teenager who fell in been beaten for doing the love only to have her dreams same thing. Fate took a hand and ambitions torn away. When they were in Terezín camp, her boyfriend Arno gave her a tin ring which he had made and engraved with the date 13.6.1942. This was just before he was taken away and as she learnt many years later, shot. He told her it was an engagement ring for when they met after For full story go to the war.

and she was never asked to open her mouth. It was learning English in the period before she was sent to a camp which meant she was one of the few to get out of BelsenBergen alive, when it was liberated in April 1945. Crammed in a room with bodies piled high, she managed to get to a Red Cross post where she was able to speak to a British solider, begging him to come back for her the next day or shoot her there and then. He broke the rules to get her out and she still has no idea who he was. She has always talked about her experiences and her book ‘The Tin Ring’ was published in 1996. She has told her story all over the world but she says that the country where people want to know most of all is Germany. She said: “I do worry that people might forget but by speaking out I hope my memories should prevent anything like this happening again. “Every day is a gift, value it as a gift and hope for another. I have had a bonus of 75 years.” A victim she is not – an inspiration she is. And she still has Arno’s tin ring.

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Bowled over by England captain Children from Parley First School had the wonderful opportunity of practising their cricket skills with Charlotte Edwards, the captain of the England Ladies team at Wimborne Cricket Club.  Year 3 and 4 pupils batted and fielded with Charlotte, and had fun playing Kwik Cricket. The afternoon was organised by the English Cricket Board and Chance to Shine, inspiring youngsters to take up the sport and join local clubs.

Thank you Bournemouth Aviation Museum


ariety Remembrance 2014 salutes and thanks the kindness and generosity of the Bournemouth Aviation Museum for loaning two model aircraft to be positioned in the foyer / entrances of the Verwood Hub on 2 November 2014 for the remembrance event.

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(Renaultsport Clio GT-Line 120 EDC) By Stephen Turvil


tandard versions cost relatively little and represent easy to live with, nononsense, transport that excels in town. Renaultsport versions, in contrast, better suit thrill seekers who want something faster and more engaging. The latter – in top-spec Lux EDC form – is very powerful for a supermini and this is reflected in the price tag, fuel consumption, carbon emissions and insurance group. Fair enough for a car that produces 200bhp and hits 62mph in 6.7 seconds. In contrast, the Clio GT-Line 120 – which is more thrilling than the standard range - shares many of its highpowered sibling’s strengths but is cheaper to purchase and run. Similarities to its powerful bedfellow include the sporty styling that includes: 17-inch alloy wheels, twinchrome exhaust pipes, a rear diffuser, rear spoiler, body-coloured handles, special badging, tinted windows and prominent colours. The interior is memorable too. Sportfocused highlights include: special

upholstery, GT kick plates and a dark leather steering wheel that looks ‘just right’. The Renaultsport Clio GT-Line 120 is powered by a 1.2-litre, 120bhp, petrol engine that propels it to 62mph in 9.9 seconds. Whereas that is modest compared to the more powerful trim, this hot-hatch feels faster than its time suggests; partly because it has a pleasing amount of torque for picking-up speed throughout the rev-range. Furthermore, modest power ensures that it averages a highly respectable 54.3mpg and emissions are only 120g/km. The latter equates to Road Tax Band C so it can be taxed for free in year one. The subsequent cost is £30 (current rates). The handling is excellent too. As such, the stiffened chassis corners beautifully and feedback through the steering inspires confidence. Also, the six-speed, dualclutch, automatic transmission responds quickly and enables the motorist to cruise in full-auto mode or select the cogs manually via paddles behind the steering wheel. And there is more. Switching from ‘normal’ to ‘sport’ mode stiffens the steering and tweaks the transmission/ throttle response for an even more engaging feel. Standard equipment includes sat-nav, cruise control and hill-start assist. All from £17,395. Like Goldilocks’ porridge, that is ‘just right’.

VIRGO August 24 - September 23 Problems with a difficult colleague will erupt during the third week of the month; you may not be powerful enough to fight this bully. Rely on an influential relative or neighbour to get you through this rough patch. The New Moon on the 26th is perfect for going on a spiritual retreat. Choose a destination that evokes fond memories of childhood.



July 2014 ARIES March 21 - April 20 Fulfilling your creative side will become an increasing priority during the second half of July. This will be a good time to find love or rekindle your passion for a faithful lover. The New Moon on the 28th is ideal for a wild gamble. TAURUS April 21 - May 21 You’ll get more help from a business or romantic partner after the 20th. Your sex drive will become overpowering in late July. Find an outlet for your physical desires. Your living situation will become much better as the month draws to a close. GEMINI May 22 - June 21 Romance and finance will not mix during the third week of the month. A friend who is their own worst enemy will ask you for a loan around this time; be prepared to refuse. You work hard for your income and shouldn’t throw it away on a spendthrift.

CANCER June 22 - July 23 Your moneymaking potential will go through the roof during the second half of July. Maintain a polished and sophisticated appearance. Splurge on some nice clothes and salon treatments on or around the 24th. The New Moon on the 26th is perfect for finding a job. Explore opportunities related to luxury goods or entertainment. The salary will be impressive. LEO July 24 - August 23 The second half of July is a great time to launch your own business, audition for a part, or put your artwork on display. Pay no attention to an envious relative or neighbour on the 19th. You’ll get at least one fantastic job offer during the third week of the month. The New Moon on the 26th will bring fame and acclaim.

LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Getting paid what you are worth will be easier once the 20th arrives. The New Moon on the 26th is perfect for hosting a birthday party or pursuing a childhood dream. There will be a dash of glamour in everything you do as July turns to August. SCORPIO October 24 - November 22 You will have no trouble earning the approval of your employer throughout the second half of the month. Your warmth, vitality and enthusiasm will attract an appreciative customer base. Don’t be surprised if you’re given a promotion or pay raise near the 26th, when the New Moon brings fame and acclaim. Alternatively, you could land a terrific job at another company. SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21 Opportunities to teach, write and travel will abound after the 16th. You could get paid to do what you love, which is heaven. Don’t be surprised if you are the subject of favourable publicity in late July. The New Moon on the 26th is perfect for applying to school, submitting written work for publication, or scheduling an overseas trip.

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20 If you don’t draw a personal boundary, an authority figure will continue to take advantage of you. Fortunately, you’ll have a little extra money with which to play after the 16th. You may decide to quit your job and use a windfall to rest, rejuvenate and recuperate from the working world. Don’t defend your choices to an indignant relative or neighbour. Your life is none of their business. Buy a lottery or raffle ticket on the 26th. AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19 Working on behalf of a humanitarian organisation will prove fulfilling near the 19th. Don’t put your emotions on display if you get upsetting news during the third week of July. The New Moon on the 26th is ideal for giving your best friend or lover a lavish gift. This is also a great time to sign a contract or enter into a business agreement. PISCES February 20 - March 20 Job opportunities will abound starting in the second half of the month. You’ll have your pick of clients and assignments, so be discerning with your choices. Share your creative vision with a teacher on the 19th; they’ll spread the word about your talent. The New Moon on the 26th will prompt you to launch a health regimen. This time around, you’ll actually enjoy exercising and eating right.

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