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This month, it’s Valentine’s Day and we’re all about love! We’re sharing our love for window dressings, we’ve got a guide to the best out there from decadent drapes to cool curtains and from beautiful blinds to stunning shutters; we’ve also got a guide to how to create your own lovely kitchen garden from scratch and our health feature this month is focusing on ears and hearing problems. Our cover story this month features BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev who brings his dance show Let’s Dance The Night Away to Redhill next month and we’ve got tickets to the show up for grabs! Enjoy February with us, so whether you’re loved up or not, catch up with our great lifestyle features and local community content! Don’t forget you can contact our community writers by emailing featuresdesk@mantramagazines.co.uk if there is something you would like to see in the magazine next month. It’s over to you! The RH Team

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Ears in Focus 30 HOMES Dressed to Perfection 42 GARDENS Creating a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

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Get On Track In 2017 The East Grinstead Model Engineering Society was formed in 1949 by a group of enthusiastic friends who all had a passion for model railways. Today, the society is run entirely by volunteers who very much enjoy what they do! By Rachel Whitlam

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lthough members are mainly locomotive orientated, there are many who also have an interest in all aspects of modelling and engineering. Some of the members build and fly model aircraft, others build and engineer traction engines, stationary engines and model boats. As much as possible all the engineering, whether it’s large or small is fabricated in house. The clubhouse, which is based locally in East Grinstead is well equipped with lathes, milling and drilling machines, which can also be used by members to build their own models.

As Malcolm Hearn from the club says, modelling can be an expensive hobby so the use of a workshop equipped with tools makes it more accessible to more people. For some, the expense of buying all the necessary tools and having a suitable place to build could be off-putting.

In addition to the practical side, the Society also arranges visits out to other club tracks and places of interest further afield. Malcolm admitted that it still is mainly a male dominated interest, but there are a number of women involved in the hobby around the country. Far from being an isolating hobby, where people operate a model railway in their loft, the club is very social, meeting on a Wednesday evening and welcomes new members to join them for a cup of tea and some model making talk and activity. The Club makes a small income to keep going by running it’s 5” gauge, ground level steam operated railway at public events all across Sussex. It is a firm fixture at local fetes and also the East Grinstead Town Day, where members of the public pay a small fee to ride the train.

For more information about the group, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastgrinsteadmodelengineers, or visit: www.eastgrinsteadmodelengineers.co.uk

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The Cat Inn - West Hoathly’s not so well hidden secret The Cat Inn is one of West Hoathly’s many historical gems. Today, it is best known for its award-winning food and hospitality. However, many may be unaware of the history attached to this 15th Century alehouse. By Rachel Whitlam

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inner of the Sussex Food and Drinks Award and featured in The Good Hotel Guide 2016, The Cat Inn attracts visitors from far and wide to sample Sussex food and wine sourced from surrounding vineyards. During the middle ages, food and lodgings for travellers were typically provided by monasteries and the church. As things became more commercial, such premises were divided into three distinct classes. Inns, supplied food, drink and accommodation with stabling, taverns could be found in town areas and alehouses that offered home-brewed ale run from people’s homes and recognised by a broom or bush. The Cat Inn was once part of the estate of Thomas Sackville, the 1st Earl of Dorset. The Dorset Arms on East Grinstead High Street was known as ‘The Catt’ in the 1600’s before becoming The Ounce and Ivy Bush. ‘Ounces’ were the wild cats that decorated each side of the heraldic coat of arms of the Sackville Family. It is known that employees of the Earl, were issued with tokens in return for labour that they could then trade for ale, wherever the recognisable coat-of-arms was displayed. Although the actual building of The Cat Inn originates from around the 1690’s, it is likely that it stands on the site of an earlier ale house. In the early days, the roof would have been thatch with the walls infilled with wattle and daub. The Brookes family were the landlords at The Cat Inn from 1678 to 1724. Evidence shows that John Brookes of Hever built up a business and sometime after William Brookes, presumably his son, inherited the estate - the records show that he owned the inn and two houses. An inventory made on his death states that ‘the inn provided knives’, this moving on from the days when each person was required to carry a case with cutlery. Forks were only just becoming customary, having previously been considered ‘too fancy and too French!’ Thanks to the flourishing iron industry towards the end of the 16th Century, this area of the High Weald was subject to a period of prosperity.

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There have been some major alterations to the pub over the years and the opening of West Hoathly Railway Station in 1882 would have made such changes much easier, allowing for beer and bread to be delivered rather than having to brew and bake on site. What was once the old stable yard and an area for keeping pigs, was turned over for use as a place to park bicycles and eventually, cars. During more recent renovations, a well was uncovered. There is evidence that it was still in use in 1724 and several local houses have wells beside them with a stone cistern in the lower churchyard opposite. A number of wells were closed around 1875 due to fears over the spread of typhoid. Some were shut as late as 1903 when water was piped to the area. This feature can still be seen today in the ‘Well Room’, where you can sit over the dark chasm and peer down the well, through the toughened glass and spy the water far below - not for the faint hearted! Local folk law tells of a peddler turned murderer who, fleeing from the crime, sort refuge from the storm and hid up the large chimney until he was smoked out and caught by the king’s men. He was hanged just south of Wivelsfield on a gibbet but that’s a story best saved for a winter’s night, with a jug of ale, warming your hands around the roaring fire at The Cat Inn.

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Family History Seminar London Temple Visitors’ Centre

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Saturday 11th March 9:45am - 3:30pm The London Temple Visitors’ Centre enthusiastically invites members of the general public to attend its Fourth annual Family History Seminar. We are excited to welcome back Ian Waller, Jan and Steve Hough and introducing Katrina Friess. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the family is the most important unit in this life and the next. Family history strengthens family units by creating identities that span many generations. Those identities emerge when we use the challenges and successes our forebears experienced to overcome our own challenges and create our own successes.That could mean we learn from their mistakes and improve our lives, or that we learn from their success and model their lives, or that we do both.

From past experiences we are providing a fresh approach to help beginners and providing new methhods of research. This year the Seminars are designed to be more interactive. Below is a list of the Seminars being held throughout the day.

“Getting started with your Family History” By Katrina Friess and Jan & Steve Hough.

“Progessing your Family History” By Jan & Steve Hough.

“Non-Conformist Records”

By nature we feel a connection to our progenitors and to our descendants.

By Katrina Friess. Looking at the records of our dissenting ancestors.

Additional information and updates will be available on the London Temple Visitors’ Centre Facebook page.

By Ian Waller Looking at the wealth of records either side of the 1834 poor law act.

“Poor Souls”

We express our graditude to those who are giving their time to share their knowledge and experience with us so that you enjoy the day.

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From screen to stage Five minutes with Pasha Kovalev

Let’s Dance The Night Away If you love Strictly Come Dancing you’re going to love dancer and Strictly winner Pasha Kovalev’s new show! Let’s Dance The Night Away is coming to the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill this spring! By Jacob White

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re you missing your Saturday night fix of Ed Balls? If you’re in need of some jive or want the Charleston in your life Pasha Kovalev’s show Let’s Dance The Night Away will be just the thing to get you tapping your feet! Complete with special guests, live singing and involving local dance communities, the tour of the show launches close to home at the Harlequin Theatre with two dates next month – Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18. A total of 58 performances are planned across the United Kingdom from March – May 2017 with the passion for Pasha and dance reaching fever pitch after the December final of Strictly Come Dancing – now a national institution.

Pasha arrived on the UK dance scene in 2011, joining the professional dancers on hit show Strictly Come Dancing and his first celebrity partner was actress Chelsee Healey, the pair finished runners-up. A year later, he danced with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and was again a runnerup. In 2013, Pasha teamed-up with Countdown’s Rachel Riley before finally winning the coveted trophy in 2014 with TV presenter Caroline Flack.

Pasha toured with the Strictly Come Dancing Tour in 2012 and in 2013 toured with his dance partner Katya Virhilas in a sell-out show. A finalist on the US show So You Think You Can Dance in 2003, he has also appeared on Broadway and in the West End. Pasha Kovalev is now touring again after the huge success of his Life Through Dance and It’s All About You tours. Teaming up with Pasha will be spectacular professional dancers including Anja Garnis and a host of local dance schools. Dance schools and their students will be able to showcase their abilities as part of the production jampacked with positive energy and emotion, breathtaking choreography, sensational music and stunning costumes.

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We’ve teamed-up with the Harlequin Theatre to offer you and a guest the chance to see Pasha’s live show Let’s Dance The Night Away. For more information on how to win, visit our website: www.rhuncovered.co.uk

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Ahead of his performance at the Harlequin, I caught up with 34 year-old Siberian-born Pasha who specialises in ballroom and Latin dancing to see what inspired him to dance and what it is like to be part of the phenomenally successful TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

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What inspired you to take up dancing? “At the age of 8 my mother took me to see a dance competition and I fell in love with it. I just wanted to be on stage. I loved the lights, the costumes and the beautiful girls!” What is your favourite dance? “It’s so hard to pick a favourite dance because after so many years of studying and practicing dancing, you can’t help but fall in love with them all for different reasons.’

Two Is Company… Alongside Pasha is Anya Garnis who made her name on US TV starring on So You Think You Can Dance. She began her training in Russia and after moving to New York she quickly rose to become a US National Finalist. She has since embarked on a US national tour performing in more than 50 cities and was asked to perform at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. She was a special guest on the world televised Emmy winning Idol Gives Back.

“Although, I do enjoy Latin dancing which is funny as coming from Siberia I couldn’t be further from Latin America and I don’t have a drop of Latin blood in me!” What is it like to be part of a huge show like Strictly? “Strictly is an amazing show to be part of and I’d wanted to be on it for quite some time. I’ve done six years and I hope to do many more! It’s great to use my skill to entertain.” What did you think of Ed Balls’ performance? “Ed did a great job! You cannot place him in the same box as the professionals but each week he improved and I was cheering him on each week!” What are you looking forward to most about your show? “I love meeting people and dancing in front of a live audience who want to be entertained. I hope to share my vision with them and hopefully they will leave happy.’ “With a live show people can feel energy and be part of the show which is cool and pure. Sometimes TV as a medium can lose this feeling and emotion.” What can our readers expect from your new show? “Whether you’ve seen one of my shows before or not this is brand new! New story, new routines and new costumes. It’s a show for the entire family – music, dancing and audience participation!’ “I don’t want to reveal all my cards but if you’re looking for a great experience and the chance to forget about life for a few hours – come to see the show!”


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Ears are our organs for hearing but all too often we can neglect these critical parts of our body when it comes to making sure they are working as they should, by getting our hearing tested. For some, there is a stigma attached to ear testing and the possible fitting of a hearing aid, but there shouldn’t be! You wouldn’t think anything of regular visits to the dentist or optician to maintain your oral and visual health; your audio health should be no different in 2017. By Jacob White

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id you find you needed to ask relatives to speak up over the Christmas and New Year period? Do you find you need to turn up the volume on the TV? If these are scenarios you are familiar with now is the time for you to think about getting your ears and in particular your hearing in focus. Who can help? If you are having hearing problems, there are several tests available to determine the cause and treatment you may need to remedy the condition. The first step is to see your GP who will be able to investigate the extent of the problem – they may refer you to an audiology clinic or a specialist for tests. The most common tests for hearing loss causes include; a physical examination of the ear, a whispering test, a tuning fork test and an audiometry test. Physical Examination of the Ear A preliminary form of testing the ear for hearing-loss done through the outer ear checking for problems such as liquid blocking the ear canal or swelling of the eardrum. This test can reveal to a medical professional an indication of any liquid inside the inner ear, whether there is a punctured eardrum, or even foreign objects lodged within the ear.

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2006 On Film

Continuing our year of tenth birthday celebrations, this month to coincide with the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, in Los Angeles we’re remembering the top fi lms of 2006. By Jacob White

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Alarms & Security Systems , G C Alarms, 39 Barber/Hairdresser, Hiz n Hairz, 28 Beauty Salon, 7th Heaven, 29 Beauty Salon, Newchapel Beauty Clinic, 28 Boarding School, Greenfields School (L) , 20 Builder, Beeches Builders, 40 Builder & Landscaping, Archers Build, 36 Building & Construction, Alastair West Building & Property Improvements, 41 Building & Construction, Loft Property, 38 Building & Construction, Moontree, 34 Building/Construction, Duaris Ltd, 38 Building/Construction, Greenspace Construction, 39 Business Training, Empower U, 19 Care Home, Sussex Health Care, 5 Carpentry & Joinery, Hayter and Smythe, 39 Carpentry & Joinery, Woodlands Joinery, 37 Carpentry Services, AG Kerr Carpentry, 35 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Deluxe Cleaning, 40 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, North Downs Cleaning Services, 40 Carpets & Flooring, Signature Me, 39 Catering Services, Nikki Todd Catering, 21 Charity, Cats Protection, 19 Chiropractic Clinic, Family Chiropractic Sussex, 26 Cobbler, Matthews Master Cobbler, 18 Computer Maintenance, Mr Computing, 18 Computers (Home), RL Computer Solutions, 18 Conservatories, Icon Roofs Ltd, 43 Conservatories, Unbeatable Conservatories, 12 Cosmetic Surgery, Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, 11 Counselling, Butterflies Anxiety Recovery, 27 Counselling, Jurgen Schmidt, 27 Curtains & Blind, Elizabeth Designs, 38 Dental Care, St Faith Dental Anaesthetic Clinic, 23 Dental Care, The Dental Care Centre, 26 Dental Practice, Concordia Dental Healthcare, 23 Dental Practice, Oakmead Dental Care, 2 Designers & Manufacturers of Bespoke Furniture, Workshop Projects, 3 Document Storage & Shredding, S4B, 16 Domestic Fuels, Geoff Boorman Fuels, 43 Double Glazing, Cloudy 2 Clear , 7 Double Glazing, Holtye Windows Ltd, 41 Double Glazing Repairs, Atlas Glass , 31 Driveways, Interlock Paving, 40 Driveways, New Look Driveways Ltd, 44 Driveways, Resin Drives, 48 Driveways, Vintage Driveways, 44 Electrician, Boss Electrical Services, 41 Electrician, Nicholas Electrical Limited, 40 Electrician, Rmes Electrical Ltd, 40 Electrician, Smith Electrical, 41 Electrician, TM Electrical , 40 Estate Agents, Homes Partnership, 1 Fencing, Whittaker Fencing, 45 Foot Health Practitioner, Comfort Care Clinic, 27 Foot Health Practitioner, Foot Matters, 27 Foot Health Practitioner, Footcare Focus, 27 Foot Health Practitioner, Liz Potts - Foot Health Practitioner, 27 Funeral Director, R Medhurst, 22 Funeral Director, Stoneman Funeral Service, 22 Garage doors, G.M Garage Doors, 40

Garden Buildings & Conservatories, Cousins Conservatories & Garden Buildings, 9 Garden Maintenance and Landscape Contractors, Copthorne Garden Services, 45 Garden Maintenance and Landscape Contractors, Ed’s Garden Maintenance, 46 Garden Services, Dan Musk Garden Care, 46 Gift Shop, Heyland & Whittle, 29 Glazing, The Sussex & Surrey Glazing Company, 34 Gutter, Fascia and Roof Services, Expest Services , 37 Hair Salon, Michael Todd Hairdressing, 29 Handyman, C K Handyman Services, 39 Handyman, RH Handyman, 38 Hearing Care Centre, Hearology, 25 Heating Services, Storaheat, 39 Home Maintenance, P S M Maintenance, 41 Homeopathic Clinic, Tracey Campbell Homeopath, 27 Hypnotherapist, Becky Wells Ltd, 26 I T Services (Biz-to-Biz), Ashdown Solutions Ltd, 18 Interiors Blinds, Interior Blinds UK Ltd, 32 Kitchen and Bathroom Services, Dream Doors Interiors Ltd, 31 Kitchen Planning & Installation, Kitchens Bespoke, 33 Landscapes and Property Services, Chris Thompson Landscapes, 46 Landscaping, Brambletye Landscapes Ltd, 45 Landscaping, Branching Out Landscapes, 46 Landscaping, P.L.A Landscaping, 46 Landscaping, S J Wanstall Landscaping, 45 Locksmiths, Lees Locks, 41 Mobile Disco, DJ 4U, 18 Oven Cleaning, Oven Sparkle, 36 Painter and Decorator, A W Decorators, 41 Painter and Decorator, Anthonys Interiors, 41 Painter and Decorator, D & J Interiors , 41 Painter and Decorator, Mundy Decorators, 39 Pest Control, Expest Pest Control Services, 44 Plumbing, D and S Plumbing Services, 37 Plumbing, R C Thompsett Plumbing, 41 Plumbing and Heating, Gary Spurle Plumbing & Heating, 32 Plumbing and Heating, Martin Blake Plumbing & Heating, 39 Plumbing and Heating, Tim Burberry Plumbing & Heating, 33 Podiatrist, Centre 4 Feet, 26 Property Refurbishment & Construction, Baileybridge Property Refurbishment & Construction, 35 religious group, London Temple Visitor Centre, 13 Roof & Gutter Cleaning, Tilley & Co, 36 Roofing, A W R Roofing, 41 Roofing, Russell’s Roofing, 41 Satellite/TV, Norsat, 37 Scaffolding, Sussex Chimneys (East Grinstead Scaffolding), 36 Sewage Treatment, Wilkinsons Sewage Treatment, 45 Skip Hire, R B Mini Skips, 45 Solicitor, Buss Murton , 19 Takeaway Food, The Master Fryer Felbridge, 21 Tree Care, Bartlett Tree Experts, 43 Tree Care and Fencing, D R Newland Treecare & Fencing, 45, 46 Tree Surgeons, Floran Tree, 46 Tree Surgeons, J Ledger Tree Care, 46 Tuition, Garance Jeannel, 20 Tuition, Jeff Smith Tuition, 20 TV and Audio supplies and installation, Future Audio, 10 Violin tuition, Sundari Heller, 20 Will Writing Service, Good Wills, 22



RH Uncovered East Grinstead Edition February 2017