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February / March 2018 - Issue 155/156


Our resident Nuthatch which has hijacked the blue tit nesting box for the last 2 years!

PAST & PRESENT East Farm, Romford


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his issue seems to be aimed at all you animal lovers out there! Starting off with the cover which features our resident nuthatch pair which have decided that our bluetit nesting box is far too good to waste on bluetits. They have raised 2 broods so far over the past 2 years! Our photo shows one of the youngsters just about to fledge and enjoying a last minute snack before leaving home. Mum & dad are definitely in the locality this year so we look forward to another brood. Snakes, some early butterflies and of course birds can all be spotted at Blashford early spring - see page 40. The sad tale of Stanley the local Verwood rabbit is on Page 44. Kindly sent in by Verwood resident Mike West. No

with best wishes,

doubt Stanley will be missed by many! Strange pussy cat behaviour is explained on page 24 and even our canine friends don’t miss out with an ad for dog grooming and an article on Woofabilty! Exotic lemurs can be spotted in Madagascar which is featured in our travel article page 42 and even our motoring journalist Mike Wattam gets in on the act by writing about a lion on page 18 - although that’s the Peugeot Lion of course! Page 16 features spring cleaning so if you need some professional help, don’t forget to look in here first in the ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 50 and save yourself time, fuel and most importantly - money!

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Business features All About Me: Boundaries and Armour Greenspace UK: What a Difference a Day Makes Verwood Massage and Sugaring

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Local events and features Community News 10,24,32,44 Past & Present: East Farm, Romford 6 Clubs & Societies 20,21 What’s On Locally 28,30 The Blashford Bulletin 40

Feature articles Technology: Don’t Have Mad March Hair Quirky Britain: A Wrose by any other name… Special: The Great British Spring Clean Mike’s Motors: Hatchback Shoot-Out Book Reviews: March Medley Pets: Four Strange Cat Behaviours Explained Health: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Travel: Madagascar ‘The Eighth Continent’

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Information Advertising Local Theatres, Concerts & the Arts Useful Local Information Useful Telephone Numbers Local Business Directory

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PAST and PRESENT East Farm, Romford

Mid 20th Century pastoral view over Romford


ast Farm, Romford lies to the north of the Verwood to Cranborne Road, just inside Edmondsham parish. In the 1830s to 1850s it was farmed by Robert Standfield, first father then of the son of the same name who continued until his death in 1857. The tenancy then passed to George Ingram whose sister Jane married William Standfield of Verwood Farm. Another sister, Anne Ingram, was later to marry Richard Standfield and yet another sister Elizabeth Ingram had married Henry Andrews of Sandalholme Pottery. Henry was first cousin to George Ingram’s second wife, Leah Bailey of the Moor Lodge Pottery. That these families were so close knit is borne out by the fact that George and

Leah can be found buried next to William and Jane in Verwood Churchyard. George Ingram’s father Aaron worked at Verwood farm but George never aspired to being a farmer. So by 1891 Frank Standfield, one of William Standfield’s sons, was farming East Farm assisted by George and Leah’s son George James. By 1901 George James was working as a carter in the brickyard and by this date East Farm had passed to Frederick J. Luscombe who kept racehorses there in the early twentieth century. In 1911 Charles and Mary Reeks moved with their family from Sutton Holmes and in later years two of their sons, Tony and Bertie worked the land. On their retirement in 1972 the Frouds of West Farm, just across the road, took over the farm tenancy and the February 2018 Waterfield family came to live in the house. 60 odd years later the view has changed somewhat after probable re-alignment of Station Road after removal of the railway and 60 years of tree and hedge growth but the distant trees, hedge lines and pylons are much the same.

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n the old days, we had combs, brushes and curling tongs – and that was about it. Now there’s more tech than you can shake a GHD straightener at, all of it promising to deliver luscious locks or silky-smooth skin. So which technology is actually worth having for your hair? There are two kinds of gadgets: gadgets 2 for getting rid of hair you don’t want, and gadgets for making the hair you do want look better. In the first camp we’ve long had electric razors, epilators and little personal trimmers, but lately they’ve been joined by lasers — well, light treatment anyway. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the gentlest hair removal methods around, but you can’t do it if you’re about to go somewhere sunny, and it doesn’t work on lighter hair or very dark skin. Beware of any firm claiming to offer laser treatment from home devices: laser is a more powerful IPL and it’s the preserve of salon machines costing five figures. The best known IPL system is probably Philips’ Lumea, whose products are around the £250 - £350 mark. That’s a lot of money for a gadget, but if you have the right skin tone and hair colour it means no ingrowing hairs, waxing or other unpleasantness. It’s safe everywhere, too.

What about the hair you do want? The same pseudoscience that infests beauty products is in hair care too, with lots of big and cleversounding nonsense trying to convince us that a hairdryer is more than just a hairdryer. Sometimes a hairdryer is all you need. The biggest name in high-tech hairdryer technology is Dyson, whose unlovely (is it just us? It looks like, well, a Dyson) but very effective Supersonic costs £299. It’s very powerful, very quiet and stays cool to the touch, although we can’t help thinking we’re basically holding a hand dryer next to our heads. More modest technologies can make a big difference too. Straighteners with adjustable temperatures can help prevent too much frizz, especially with hair you’ve coloured, and straightening brushes such as BaByliss’s £50 2440BDU put the heat inside the hairbrush to great effect. The same firm has embraced the other big trend in haircare: straighteners that also style. The Smooth

& Wave Secret isn’t cheap – at £129.99 it’s up there with the luxury brands such as GHD – and it looks like a

4 weapon, but it’s enormously clever: hair is drawn into its ceramic chamber, held and preheated, and then it either uses Smooth Mode to straighten or Wave Mode for waves and curls. It goes up to 230 degrees for even the most untamed hair and takes just 15 seconds to warm up. That’s important: some rivals don’t like to point out that by the time their straighteners reach peak temperature, you could probably have grown a beard. It’s very important to shop around for products like the ones we’ve mentioned, as — with the exception of Dyson, which keeps a firm hold on its prices — they’re subject to constant aggressive discounting by supermarkets, beauty shops and online sellers. And it pays to be flexible when it comes to specific brands: the difference in price between Brand A with nice packaging and the slightly less cute Brand B can be staggering. 1. Philips Lumea IPL system 2. Dyson Supersonic 3. BaByliss diamond heated brush 4. BaByliss Smooth & Wave



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o mark the final year of the World War One centenary, The Royal British Legion is inviting the public to take part in a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. The charity is calling on the nation to remember not only the 1.2 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives, but also those - military and civilian - who played their part on the home front and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come. During the last 100 days of the centenary from 8th of August to 11th of November, the Legion is inviting the British public from all cultures and faiths, community groups, schools, companies and sports clubs to join the move-

ment to express their gratitude to those who gave themselves to the war and its aftermath, and rebuilt a better nation from its darkest hour. The Legion’s Director General, Charles Byrne, said: “The end of the First World War centenary is a chance for each of us to say thank you in our own ways and in our own words not only to those who gave their lives, but those who returned, those who worked in the factories and on the land, and those who pioneered advances in medicine, technology and the arts in response to the experience of the war. Whilst the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting 100 years ago marks a poignant time of reflection, it is also a time to look forward to the future with the promise to make it a better place. Everyone living in Britain today has a reason to say ‘Thank You’ to this special generation.” The Legion is asking the nation to plan their ‘Thank You’ activity to take place from the 8th of August onwards, while the first day of daylight savings – itself an outcome of the First World War – will be a focus for ‘Thank You’ activity on Sunday October 28th. For updates on the ‘Thank You’ movement, please visit

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n expanded programme of more than 50 events is planned by Dorset-based Knoll Gardens in 2018. This year sees the addition of guided walks, wildlife events and art, craft and photography workshops, as well as Knoll’s first musical afternoon. All events are very much garden-based and run right through to December 2018. Knoll Gardens’ owner Neil Lucas said, “Alongside our horticultural programme this year will see Knoll running arts and craft sessions, outdoor yoga, and our popular monthly

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A Wrose by any other name … by Kate McLelland

If British towns and villages lived up to their names, you could visit Coat or Matching Tye to buy a new outfit then pop along to Fryup to satisfy your Greedy Gut, before heading to the pub to Guzzle Down a pint of Beer.

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ou may think these are all places invented by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, but in fact the names mentioned here belong to real villages in Devon, Essex, Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire. The UK’s roads are littered with signposts pointing out destinations that sound funny, rude or – let’s face it – utterly weird. But if you’ve ever wondered why the original residents chose to burden their home town or village with such a name, the answer is, they probably didn’t. Since the name first appeared hundreds or even thousands of years ago, it will have undergone a gradual transformation, being mispronounced or added to by each new group of settlers. Location, Location, Location Our place names originally combined different pieces of information, including the geographical characteristics of the land, residents’ names

or occupations and the religion they followed. The Anglo Saxons were practical in their approach to naming, describing geographical features or the size or type of settlement a traveller could expect to find. The Dorset village of Scratchy Bottom (voted second in a 2012 poll to discover Britain’s worst place name) refers to a hollow place in the landscape where the soil is rough, while the modern city name Birmingham is made up of three different elements: the given name Beorma, the word ‘inga’ (meaning family or tribe) and ‘ham’, meaning homestead. The Normans, who invaded in 1066, were known to rename places to suit their own tastes. For example a village in Essex known as Fulepet (‘foul pit’ in Anglo Saxon) was renamed as Beaumont (‘fair hill’), while Beaulieu (‘fine place’) in Hampshire was given its name by a Norman French landowner who loved the local landscape. Gods and saints Our town and village names also reflect the country’s religious history, acknowledging the worship of pagan gods and goddesses as well as Christian saints. The war god Woden is reflected in the name Wednesfield (West Midlands) and Wodnesfeld

(Essex), while Thursley in Sussex was originally a sacred spot for the worship of the god Thunor (the name means ‘Thunor’s Grove’). Throughout the UK you’ll also find ancient villages linked to church names. This often occurs when a settlement becomes large enough to warrant the development of a second church. The village is then divided by its church name, for example, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter. If you live in an oddly-named place you’ll probably have learned to put up with outsiders poking fun, but for some the teasing can get a little too much. In 2012 the town of Staines – much derided by Sacha BaronCohen’s comic invention Ali G – voted to change its name to ‘Staines-upon-Thames’ in an effort to improve its image. So why don’t residents of our more oddly titled towns and villages do the same? We can only conclude that they love their quirky designations and don’t want to alter them. After all, these colourful names provide an insight into the earliest origins of our cities, towns and villages and it would be a sad day for all of us if they disappeared. Anyone fancy a trip to Great Snoring?


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he Great British Spring Clean campaign, which is taking place on 2-4th March, has a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. The campaign is organised by Keep Britain Tidy, an independent charity working towards eliminating litter, ending waste by creating sustainable practices, and improving our beaches, parks and streets. PLACES TO BE PROUD OF The goal of the Great British Spring Clean is to inspire 500,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish around them, so that they can ‘live and work in places that they can be proud of and prosper in.’ The campaign works with individuals, businesses, organisations and public bodies, and has some bigname supporters including Coca-Cola Great Britain, Lidl, McDonalds, Wrigley, Costa, Iceland, KFC, Greggs, Stagecoach, the RSPCA, the RSPB and the Marine Conservation Society. GET INVOLVED ‘Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s

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FEELING ADVENTUROUS? The more adventurous of you may like to combine litterpicking with sightseeing, exercise or both. Wayne Dixon, whose adventures can be tracked by following @WayneKoda on Twitter, is walking and litter-picking his way around the 7,500 miles of Britain’s coastline accompanied by his dog, Koda. He is raising money for Mind and North Inuit Dogs while also supporting Keep Britain Tidy and their Great British Spring Clean campaign. It’s a cause dear to his heart and Koda’s, as Koda nearly lost a leg when he was injured by a discarded can. You may not have a few years to spare to follow in Wayne’s footsteps, but a shorter coastal excursion could be fun. If you like to be on the water rather than walking beside it, you could join the Plastic Patrol, as featured on The Russell Howard Hour. The group paddleboard the waterways of Britain removing discarded plastic. ‘We’ll supply the litter pickers, refuse sacks and we’ll even dispose of everything you find – just come along, do your bit and have fun.’ Visit and click on ‘clean-up events’ to find one near you.

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(Moorlands Road) First class facilities aimed to encourage the sport of bowling at all levels. Anyone interested in finding out more please contact Geoff Finn on 01202 824945, or just come along.

Traditional and contemporary folk dances from around the world. No partners needed. Meeting on 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 7:30 – 9:45 in Edmondsham Village Hall. Pay as you go. Contact Kirsteen McCormick on 01725 517807.





The friendly ‘friendlies’ club. Experienced and novice players most welcome. You’ll always get a game. Contact Steve Clapton for more details 01202 826685 Meets in the United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Road, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm except August when we have our summer break. Contact our President 01202 825165 We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. in the URC Hall Manor Road. Contact. Liz Green 01202 824980 or Janet Stride on 01725 517434 (Verwood Youth Centre in School Complex, Howe Lane) Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of indoor bowling seen on television. Thursday 1.30pm – 3pm Friday 7pm – 9.30pm. Contact Mike Poulter 01202 826568 all ages welcome

Meet on first & third Tuesday of each month at Crane Valley Golf Club. We welcome new members. If interested please contact our secretary: David Allen on 01202 823541 meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00pm at Meadow Court, Newtown Lane, Verwood. All our members, whilst elderly are full of fun and friendship. Contact: Neil Best 01202 814059


We rehearse at the Verwood Hub on Tuesdays at 2pm, singing a wide variety of music and performing two concerts a year. We also perform short concerts for clubs or associations needing some entertainment at meetings or special occasions. Contact Sarah on 01202 884248.


The Society hold rehearsals in September for a show at the Hub, Verwood in January. Members also meet throughout the year for various social events. Contact: Sue Gardiner 01202 825731 or


Meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from September to March, 7.30 to 10pm at the Heritage Centre, The Potters Wheel, Manor Way, Verwood, BH31 6HF Contact:- Clive Grove 01202 826449 Meets every other Thursday 7- 9pm at the Methodist Church Hall, £2 per evening includes refreshments. Contact Wendy Robinson 01202 825805.

Meets in Cranborne Village Hall on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome Contact Chris Bright 01725 517584 or e-mail Come and enjoy a social afternoon - you do not have to be a churchgoer. We meet alternate Tuesdays at 2.30pm for talks etc Contacts Valerie Smith 01202 823993 or Anne Hughes 01202 823327


Meet in Verwood Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday of each month with more details on our website: Contact: David Kent 01202 822289 Meet at the Village Hall. Mondays 8—10.30pm.. All levels, ages & sexes welcome. Contact Geoff Green 01202 825386


Are you a stroke survivor or a carer, then join our group at the Evangelical Church, Three Legged Cross from 10am to 12 noon every last Wednesday of the month. Contact Joan Lake 01202 813416 or Ron Collins 01202 822013


Talks, functions, outings and special events held throughout the year in Verwood, West Moors and Ferndown. Contact Membership Secretary: Janet Matthews 01202 855001


Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood, on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm Visitors and New Members welcome. Various indoor activities, 4th Saturday in the month at 12.30pm at the Methodist Church, Vicarage outings and visits to the theatre. Contact Jean Honey 01202 827339. Road, Verwood. Enjoy a really warm welcome and a tasty 2 course meal inc coffee or tea £4.50. Ring for a lift. To Book call: VERWOOD LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB Jean 01202 825533 or Lin 07906 303212 Meets at CRANE VALLEY GOLF CLUB on 2nd Monday each month at 12 noon for lunch and speaker. Membership enquiries 01202 826913.



Meet at Three Legged Cross Village Hall Friday afternoons 2pm-5pm Friday evenings 7pm-9.30pm Contact: Peter Turnham 01202 823440



Monthly visits by coach (Wednesdays) to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts at Lighthouse Poole from October to May. Call 01202 814743


Welcomes retired and semi retired people to take part in our groups and classes of social and educational interest. Contact: David Allen on 01202 823541

Mixed choir, singing harmony songs from around the world-African, gospel, Taize, folk etc. No auditions, beginners as well as experienced singers age 10 upwards. Meet at Greyfriars Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30. Pay as you go. Contact Kirsteen McCormick 01725 517807. At the United Reformed Church, Verwood. 4th Monday of the Month at 10.30am excluding August. Singing meeting for people with memory problems. Aim is to give carer & cared for quality time together. FREE. For more information call Gwen Turner on 01202 827800 .


We rehearse Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the St Michael’s Church. Contact Sue Longstaff 07808 958772 or

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Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. New members & visitors always welcome. You don’t have to be a flower arranger to join-just a love of flowers is enough. Contact Jean Andrews 01202 820413 Greyfriars Community Centre, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. New members & visitors welcome Membership and programme details 01425 471348


We meet at The Methodist Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, Verwood at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. For information please contact: Carol Weaver 01202 822201


Forest School club for children 4-8 years of age at Edmondsham Forest School, between Verwood and Cranborne. Woodland walks, camp fires, nature crafts etc. Contact Kirsteen McCormick on 01725 517807


Based in the grounds of Cranborne Middle School in E Dorset. We shoot on Sunday mornings, Tuesday & Thursday evenings in the summer months also shoot indoors in the winter. For info. 40, Ringwood Road, Verwood. 10.30 am Coffee + guest speaker and singing.1st Wednesday in the month except August. Contact Joyce 01202 825202


Meets at CRANE VALLEY GOLF CLUB on 3rd Tuesday each month 12 noon – 3.20pm for lunch and speaker. Also coffee morning on 1st Tuesday each month at 10.30am – 11.30am. Membership enquiries: Secretary Mike Reed: 01202 829155



St Leonards Hotel, 185 Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2NP on 3rd Thursday of the month. Good Food & Bar. Music from 7.30-10 pm. (Doors open from 6.30pm). No membership required. Contact Geoff 07798 721405


Meet at Greyfrairs Community Centre on the 1st Monday evening of the month for illustrated talks in ENGLISH on a variety of Italian topics. Contact : Hazel on 01425 476091

Meets in Memorial Hall, Colehill, every month to hear first-class speakers. Non-members welcome Contact Barbara 01202 882590 for dates and details.


.Oddfellows is one of the oldest and friendliest societies in the world. For further details contact Flo Munro 01202 820965, Loyal Acorn Lodge. The Oddfellows - making friends, helping people.


I would like to start a daytime knitting/crochet group in my area to include Verwood, Cranborne & Wimborne. Anyone interested, including beginners who would like to learn please contact Margaret Clyde 01258 840128 or

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March Medley This collection of recent releases includes modern fairy tales, a psychological thriller and historical fiction at its finest.

Book Reviews

The Toymakers – Robert Dinsdale It’s 1917 and pregnant teenager Cathy Wray seeks sanctuary at a London toy store. She soon discovers that these toys are unlike any she’s ever seen before. There’s a clockwork dog that’s devoted to his master, paper trees that grow from seed, and toy soldiers that wage battles on their own. Cathy learns to call The Emporium home, and the people who own it her family. But then the First World War breaks out, and nothing will ever be quite as magical again. The Toymakers is a must for fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. The Sacrifice Box – Martin Stewart Five friends make a pact one summer’s day, when they find an old stone box in the woods. Several years later, one of them breaks the rules and dark forces are unleashed, including a killer teddy bear, zombie crows and a demonic puppet. The five must put aside their differences and come together to appease the box before it’s too late. Aimed at teens and young adults, The Sacrifice Box is a winning blend of coming of age drama and supernatural horror.

Happiness For Humans – P.Z. Reizen Romantic comedy meets sci-fi in this enjoyable novel. Aiden’s creators know that he’s an intelligent piece of software, which can read books in under a millisecond, review films and tell jokes. What they don’t know is that Aiden has developed feelings, or that his favourite person is Jen, who helps develop Aiden’s conversational skills. Aiden

is kidnapped after stepping in to rescue her little sister, Emi. Several decades later, we meet Emi in her desperate last attempt to find out what happened to Hana all those years ago. While White Chrysanthemum is, at times, painful to read, it’s impossible to put down and a must-read for lovers of historical fiction.

decides Jen would be happier in a relationship, so sets her up on a date. But Aiden isn’t the only intelligent AI on the loose, and not all of them have such good intentions.

Everything Is Lies – Helen Callaghan Sophia arrives home one day to find her mother dead and her father lying in a pool of blood. The police are convinced it’s a clear case of attempted murder-suicide, and Sophia is the only one who can prove her mother’s innocence. As she delves into her mother’s past, she uncovers tales of a secret cult, and learns more about her family, and herself, than she could ever have imagined. A tense psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns.

White Chrysanthemum – Mary Lynn Bracht Approximately 200,000 young Korean women and girls were enslaved by the Japanese army in the Second World War. Thousands of these ‘comfort women’ died from the abuse they experienced. White Chrysanthemum tells the fictional story of 15 year old Hana, who

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night – Jen Campbell This collection of modern fairy tales is dark, twisted and beautiful, and range from the macabre to the heartwarming. You’ll read about a mermaid in an aquarium, a boy who suspects his sister has two souls, and a man who uses animal hearts to keep his girlfriend’s love. There are elements of wellknown myths and fairy stories, but this collection is more Brothers Grimm than Disney. Captivating.


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Four Strange Cat Behaviours Explained Cats are amusing and fun to be around, but sometimes their behaviour just seems downright bizarre. If you’ve ever wondered why your cat behaves in a certain way, from kneading its paws to eating plastic bags, we might be able to offer a little insight. Head butts - When your cat bumps its head against you, it means they’re trying to bond and is an expression of affection. They’re also demonstrating trust in you and marking you out as a ‘member of their club’. Staring - Staring is a common trait in cats, if a little unnerving when you’re on the receiving end. They generally stare at their prey before pouncing, but in your case it could be a determined request for food or entertainment. You should also rule out any potential medical reasons if their pupils are constantly dilated - it could be


the result of an eye or other health issue. Eating plastic - Eating non-food items such as plastic, paper, wool or even electrical cords may be a sign of ‘pica’. This is an eating disorder that can be caused by dietary deficiency, stress, boredom or in some cases an underlying health problem. Kneading - When your cat sits on your knee and starts to knead, it’s a sign of contentment and is usually accompanied by a loud purring. They also have scent glands on the bottom of their paw pads, and may be kneading to leave their scent behind – effectively claiming you as their own. articles/994845/25-random-cat-behaviors-finallyexplained/page:2 By Ann Haldon

Verwood Keyboard Soc. becomes “Verwood in Tune”


ollowing a secret ballot of members, the Verwood Keyboard Society will now come under the auspices of the Verwood Hub who are calling the new venture “Verwood in Tune”.

The Society itself will continue to pay for the entertainers for the next two years and give general support to the Hub staff, but in time The Hub will develop their own style of event. All concerts in 2018 take place at 7.30pm on

the last Wednesday of each month, February to November inclusive with many of the popular players plus some new ones. Chris Powell will be February’s artiste. Tickets, just £8 for an excellent evening of popular music, can be booked by phone (01202 828740) or in person at the Hub at any time. Concert details can be found on the Organfax website under: “Clubs – Verwood in Tune”

Home Library Service Volunteers’ dedication honoured


our Home Library Service volunteers at Verwood Library were presented with their 5 year Long Service Awards recently: Jan Parish, Anne Clift, Mary Nix and Pat Giddings. Over the last 5 years they have been delivering books and talking books to people in the local area who cannot easily get to the library. The recipients get new, individually chosen reading materials on a regular basis and a visit by a trusted volunteer who they get to know over time. If you would like to find out more, or

if you know somebody who might benefit from this service, please contact Maria Jacobson on 01305 236666 or

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How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep By Alison Runham



poor night’s sleep might seem like just an inconvenience. But research has shown that insufficient or poor-quality sleep can contribute to serious health problems, including: • Weight gain and obesity. • Weakened immunity. • Increased risk of diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. • Reduced fertility and libido. • Reduced memory, concentration and reaction times. • Increased risk of depression, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic episodes. This means it’s vital that we all get enough good quality sleep, which usually means at least seven hours. However, it’s not always easy. THE ENEMIES OF SLEEP • Burning the candle at both ends, trying to fit in relaxation and domestic duties. • Sleep disorders: night terrors, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep paralysis, teeth grinding, restless limb syndrome and sleep apnoea. • Needing the toilet. • Pain e.g. from arthritis. • An uncomfortable mattress or pillow. • Menstruation (pain, heavy bleeding and hormonal changes that affect temperature and production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin). • Snoring. • Blue light. • Smoking and alcohol.

• GORD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) or LPR (laryngopharyngeal or ‘silent’ reflux, in which stomach acid can damage airways, causing asthma-like symptoms) TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU SLEEP: 1. Stop snoring. Maintaining a healthy weight can help. Try sleeping on your side, nasal strips, sprays or mandibular adjustment devices. If these don’t work, consult your doctor, as you may be receiving a reduced oxygen supply at night. 2. Don’t go to bed hungry - but don’t eat late. Don’t eat less than two hours before bedtime. If you’re hungry in the evenings, choose something light and easily digestible. Milk can make you feel full and its tryptophan can help sleep, but it’s absorbed poorly (a carbohydrate-rich snack at the same time may help). 3. Stop smoking and eliminate evening alcohol and caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and both nicotine and alcohol affect our sleep length and quality. All three can contribute to GORD and LPR. 4. Look after your body and its clock. Our bodies need exercise and daylight during the day and a more relaxed, dim environment in the evening to trigger our body clock regulation hormones. 5. Avoid blue light two hours before bedtime. Blue light, produced by modern TVs,

tablets, computers and mobiles, interferes with melatonin production. While blue light filters help, most just reduce, rather than eliminate, blue light. 6. Declutter your brain. Try writing down your worries and to-do lists before bedtime. It can be therapeutic in itself, and relieves the stress of trying to remember everything. 7. Have a night-time routine. Choose relaxing activities like reading in the hour or two before bedtime. Try having a warm (not hot) bath with relaxing aromatherapy oils. 8. Make your bedroom a haven. Avoid using your bedroom as a work space or dumping ground for clutter. Keep your bedroom well ventilated, not too hot or cold, and softly lit. Try blackout blinds - and earplugs if you have noisy housemates or neighbours. Invest in a comfortable, supportive mattress and pillows. 9. Don’t lie there worrying about not sleeping. Instead, get up and do something relaxing, such as reading a magazine or doing a jigsaw, until you feel sleepy. 10. Finally, see your doctor if you have problems with hormonal changes, night time urination, mental health, GORD, LPR or pain – or if these tips don’t work. Your GP can investigate possible causes and recommend helpful treatments and lifestyle changes.

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Out of hours walks: Join our regular group of walkers for a peaceful out of hours walk around the Kingston Lacy parkland. Donations welcome. Sorry no dogs allowed. Walks take place each month - please see website for dates and details. Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive 15 minutes early).

Local Entertainment Centres

Kingston Lacy: Kingston Lacy:

10am - 4.30pm (Mon Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23Until 31 Mar - Sat), 10am - 4pm Sound!: Exhibition exploring communication, dialect and 27 High Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. 2018 (Mon-Sat from 1 Nov music. Normal admission charge. 01202 882533. Art, music and archaeology inspire in a major new exhibi- The Salisbury Museum, The Kings tion for 2018, ‘Brian Graham: Towards Music’. The exhi- House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltrepresents a unique interpretation of the evolution shire, SP1 2EN. 10am – 5pm(Mon – bition of music and dance. Art Draw: £25 per ticket to win ‘The Until 12 May Sat) Melchester Quartet’ by Brian Graham. The draw will take No booking required. Normal admission place on 20 Mar 2018. Purchase tickets online https:// charges apply £7.50 Adult, £3.60 Child, £18.50 Family. JeThRo. We're very lucky to have the brilliant Cornish comedian Jethro coming to The Hub for an evening of Verwood Hub. 01202 828740 Fri 23 Feb laughter! Jethro Tickets are now on sale! Contact the Verwood Hub to get your ticket! Bournemouth Orchid Fair and Show. Exquisite and inThe Allendale Community Centre, triguing orchids on display. Free advice & orchid clinic. Wimborne BH21 1AS. Village Green Sat 24 Feb 12noon - 4.30pm Free potting demonstrations - bring along your plants for Café open for refreshments. £3.00; chilfree advice. Trade attractions. dren (U 16) enter free with paying adult. Young Naturalists Get outside, learn new skills and im- To book please contact Jim or Tracy on prove your wildlife knowledge whilst having fun! Specifi- 01425 472760 or Blashfordcally for 13 to 17 year olds, our Young Naturalists group Meet at the BlashSun 25 Feb 10am - 2.30pm meets monthly and activities will include practical conser- ford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham vation tasks and opportunities for bushcraft and survey- Drove, BH24 3PJ. Suggested donation ing. Please dress to be outside and bring a packed lunch. £4 per person. Sorry no dogs. Moors Memorial Hall, Station East Dorset NT Association - Janet Seal presents a talk West Road, West Moors, BH22 0HZ. All WelMon 26 Feb 2.30pm on 'East Dorset in Saxon Times'. come. More info 01202 855001. Wed 28 Feb 7.30pm Thu 1 Mar


Fri 2, 9, 16, 11am - 2.30pm 23 Mar 6, 13, 20 Apr

Sat 3 Mar


5 - 31 Mar

10am to 12noon Mon - Sat. (Wed 10am - 2.30pm)

Tue 6 Mar

7.30 pm.

Thu 8 Mar


Fri 9 Mar

Doors open 7pm Music 8pm - 11pm

"Verwood in Tune" concert with Chris Powell, Roland Atelier keyboard Verwood Horticultural Society welcomes everyone to a talk by the Air Ambulance. Entry £3 non members. £1 for members. Natural Wellbeing Weekly sessions seeking to use the natural environment to promote adult health and wellbeing. Participants can be involved in cooking and sharing an outdoor lunch, bird watching & outdoor craft activities. Booking essential, suggested donation £4. The Mayor of Verwood invites you to a charity Vintage & Recycling Sale. Proceeds to 'DORSET MIND'. Need to clear your attic etc.? Anything in good condition - old, useful or interesting. Table Linens welcome but NO clothes. Art Exhibition by the award winning Danny Byrne, nationally well known local artist.Portraits,Forest scenes & more, amazing talent. Verwood Flower Club invite you to join us to enjoy a demonstration by Elizabeth Pelley entitled "Inspirations" Entry for visitors £3. Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association Regular Members Meeting. A Talk by Shanna Dymond on "New Forest Wildlife Park" £3 inc refreshments Salisbury Jazz Club presents "New Orleans Jazz Bandits". Large Car Park – Bar – Tea/Coffee – Dancing – Raffle. Last orders for HOT FOOD 8pm. £10 on door

Wed 14 Mar 7.30pm

East Dorset NT Association - Patrick Kempe presents a talk on 'New Year's Day Parade - London'.

Wed 14 Mar 7.30pm

Verwood Arts and Craft Society Talk by Alison Hulme entitled My life-My interesting Journey into Textiles

Thu 15 Mar

Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are pleased to welcome "Matt Palmer's Eagle Jazz Band" A very entertaining 7.30pm - 10pm. with a liking for popular and well-loved tunes. In Doors open 6.30pm. band demand at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country. Meals can be taken in the restaurant or in the venue.

Sat 17 Mar

10.30am - 12noon

Preparing for Spring, practical mini-masterclass with Neil Lucas, the UK's leading authority on ornamental grasses helps you bring his 'wow factor' to your garden this summer. £15. Book online or phone.

Hub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE contact 01202 828740 Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. 01202 822289 To book please contact Jim or Tracy on 01425 472760 or Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ. Sorry no dogs. Verwood Memorial Hall Verwood. 01202 824473 or Town Council - 01202 820880. Storage available from 23/2/18. Offers of help on Fri 2nd or Sat 3rd March would be greatly appreciated. Ringwood Meeting House Meeting House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 480656 Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. For more info please contact 01202 820413 Verwood Heritage Centre, The Potters Wheel, Manor Rd, Verwood BH31 6HF. 01202 826449 The Stockman's Lounge - Auction Centre, Netherhampton Rd (A3094) – Salisbury. SP2 8RH. Wendy 01672 564241 email Barrington Centre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH. All welcome. 01202 855001. United Reformed Church Hall, Manor road Verwood. Further information from Ann Aitken 01202 893659 St. Leonards Hotel. 185 Ringwood Road. St. Leonards. BH24 2PE. Near Ringwood (on A31). Hotel restaurant bookings 01425 - 471220. Jazz details, contact Janet 01202 873725 or Geoff 07798 721405. Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND 01202 873931. Book online at or 01202 873931

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What’s on

Tickets available online, over the phone or through our box office!

25th Feb - Fightstar Pro Wrestling

On this night a brand new champion will be crowned when four competitors who advanced in November, face off in the semi-final and final matches.

2nd March - Elvis: The Vegas Years

Garry J Foley & Paul Larcombe present.... ELVIS: The VEGAS Years. Two of Europe’s finest Elvis Tribute Artists perform together for the first time.

20th Feb - Jive ‘n’ Kickin’

Jive ‘n’ Kickin’ nights are a real mix of all types of music you can modern jive to, including latin, swing, rock and roll and of course modern chart hits.

24th Feb - The Kast off Kinks

9th March - Viva Neil Diamond

Bob Dury celebrates a legend - “An uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond’s Voice” - Debbie McGee, BBC Radio

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

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Barrington Tours

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for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Sat 17 Mar 2.30pm - 4pm 01202 822289 Entry to see the show £0.50. The Hub Theatre, Brockway, Verwood BH31 7QE. Tickets from 1) Verwood Day Care Centre Tel: 01202-828345, 2) 7.30pm Fri 23 Mar The Hub Tel: 01202-828740 01202546644 e-mail: Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND Book online at Sat 24 Mar 10.30am - 1pm or 01202 873931 The Ancient Technology Centre. DamerPRE-HISTORY WEEKEND. Adults £10, Children £5, ham Road, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 24, 25 Mar 10am - 4pm U 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 5RP. 01725 517618 La Nova Singers, the very popular, classical women's Ringwood Meeting House Meeting 7:30pm (Doors/ bar choir in concert. E-mail House Lane Ringwood BH24 1EY. Sat 24 Mar open 7:00pm) Telephone 01425 480656 "Verwood in Tune" concert with Matthew Bason, keyHub theatre Brockway, Verwood BH31 Wed 28 Mar 7.30pm board, piano and accordion 7QE contact 01202 828740 Wildlife Tots: Eggs-travaganza Outdoor play, explora- To book your place please contact Tracy and discovery for pre-school aged children and their on 01425 472760 or Blashford10.30am-12noon OR tion parents or carers. Suggested donation £4 per child. Meet at the BlashMon 2 Apr 1pm - 2.30pm Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by ford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham adults. Sorry no dogs. Drove, BH24 3PJ. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Verwood Flower Club invite you to join us to enjoy a Verwood, BH31 7AA. For more 7.30. pm. demonstration by Alison Finch entitled "Toy Stories" En- Road, Tue 3 Apr information please contact 01202 try for visitors £3. 820413 On-line Further information from Jim Day or Wed 4 Apr Wild Easter A 'Wild Day Out!' . Explore nature's playStandish at Blashford(5-8 YRS) 10am - 3pm ground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with Tracy Meet at the BlashThu 5 Apr an Easter theme. Booking essential, £16 per child. ford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham (7-12 YRS) Drove, BH24 3PJ. Verwood Horticultural Society welcomes everyone to a Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood 7.30pm talk by guest speaker Thomas Stone on Roses of Mottis- Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Thu 5 Apr font Abbey Gardens.Entry £3 non members.£1 members 01202 822289 Family Pond and River dip Discover the weird and To book your place please contact Jim wonderful denizens of the deep on a family pond and or Tracy on 01425 472760 or Blashfordriver exploration. Catch the wonderful wildlife lurking in Meet at the Blash10.30am - 12.30pm the weedy depths of the Blashford pond before pulling on ford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Fri 6 Apr your wellies for a splash in the Dockens Water river in Drove, BH24 3PJ. wellies and a change search of fish. We’ll supply the nets and expertise for of socks and shoes a must! Suggested fantastic family freshwater fun. donation £4. Booking essential. Community Centre, 44 Christ1000 Book Sale - Great bargains to be had - Admission Greyfriars 9am - 12pm church Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW. Sat 7 Apr Free. Email: Office: 01425 472613 Verwood Horticultural Society Spring show. All welcome to enter. Free to enter. Society handbook containing the classes to enter available from under programme and handbook "Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir Concert. A Male Voice Choir Concert showcasing popular songs for easy listening and performed in two segments with Compere and two Solo spots. The concert is to help raise funds for Verwood Day Care Centre. Refreshments available. Licensed bar. £7 per person. Willow Workshop - learn simple weaving skills as you make your own garden plant climber with Tracy Standish. £30 book online or by phone

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Edmondsham House, Edmondsham (between Cranborne and verwood) 8.45 am – 4.15 pm BH21 5RF. Contact Kirsteen Freer on 01725 517807 or email East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) lecture. "The Bournemouth University (location still to Meet 7.15pm for pick and shovel is the only true discoverer of the past". be decided). Check EDAS web site 7.30pm Find out more with Tim Schadla-Hall, University College, nearer the time. London. Visitors welcome. Reformed Church Hall, Manor Verwood Arts and Craft Society Talk by Ellen Schmidt United 7.30pm road Verwood further information from entitled Traditional Japanese Embroidery Ann Aitken 01202 893659 Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association Regular Members Verwood Heritage Centre, The Potters 7.30pm Meeting. A Talk by Shelly Lozano on "Show Business" Wheel, Manor Rd, Verwood BH31 6HF. 01202 826449 £3 inc refreshments Classical Music Recital: Leading Clarinettist, Emma The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Johnson, with a programme of music by Mozart, Saint- Ringwood BH24 1DH. Tickets : Adults 7.30 pm Saens, Schumann, Bernstein, Stravinsky, P. Read and £15, students £3 under 16s free Gershwin. Verwood Traditional Jazz Club are very pleased to wel- St. Leonards Hotel. 185 Ringwood come the return of "Baby Jools Jazzaholics" on our 11th Road. St. Leonards. BH24 2PE. Near 7.30pm - 10pm. Hotel anniversary. This six piece band in the traditional style is Ringwood (on A31). Doors open 6.30pm. a fabulous combination of the rhythm section with the restaurant bookings 01425 - 471220. Jazz details, contact Janet 01202 very experienced front line. Meals can be taken in the 873725 or Geoff 07798 721405. restaurant or in the venue. Verwood Concert Brass Spring Concert. Book tickets in The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset good time for the ever popular concert featuring the Ver- BH31 7QE. Tel 01202 828740. Tickets 7.30pm - 10pm wood Concert Brass Band, Verwood Town Band and from The Hub box office. £10 adults. £6 Verwood Training Band who will entertain you with a under 19's fantastic variety of brilliantly played music. Adventure in the Woods for age 3 - 8 yrs. Whole days spent in the woods taking part in various Forest School activities e.g. nature crafts, woodwork, campfire cooking, woodland walks. £30 including lunch and snacks

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he children of Verwood Town Youth Football Club Under 14’s team will be playing their football matches in a brand-new kit this year after kindly being handed sponsorship by a local company – Pipeplus (UK) Ltd. Pictured here showing off their new shirts are our players from the Verwood Town Under 14s Team. (From Top Left) Ander Ritchie, Adam Jacobs, Noah Sanyal, Alex Bennett, Dylan Peroni, Jack Buckley, Callum Davies (From Bottom Left) Joshua Hardiman, James Stephenson, James Gosden, Miles Anderson & Toby Regnart.

Stephen Hardiman Director of Pipeplus UK Ltd, said: “We are very proud to be supporting Verwood Town under 14’s this year and would like to wish them all the best for the season ahead.” Glenn Gosden, Verwood Town Under 14’s manager, added: “The Under 14’s team are really thankful to PipePlus for providing us with our new kit and we’re proud to wear it. The lads were very excited to be wearing the new kit for the first match and so far, it seems to have brought us some good luck!” VTYFC – Formerly known as ‘Rossgarth’ recently had a name change, to align the club with local senior side Verwood Town FC. This gives the children a clear pathway to senior football and their possible future football career. VTYFC is a large and well-respected club with over 280 registered players. VTYFC is an FA Charter Standard Club based in Verwood with a heritage in the area for over 50 years. They have trained literally thousands of boys and girls to play football, (from Under 5s to Under 18s) and developed a supportive and friendly club which competes regularly in competitions and leagues in the Dorset area and beyond, with teams in the Dorset Youth, Bournemouth Youth and New Forest Youth Leagues.

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hildren, parents and staff of Hillside Community First School in Verwood were proud recently to be awarded the Sustrans School Mark Bronze Award, presented to Headteacher, Mr Jeremy Harrison and Chair of Governors, Mr Ben Mason by Rachel Alcock-Hodgson from Sustrans. Sustrans is a UK charity which aims to make it easier for children and adults to walk, cycle or even scoot. Hillside has been working with the charity to encourage as many of its pupils as possible to ditch the car to school in favour of a more active journey. Throughout the year children have taken

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e have almost seen off the worst of the winter and are daring to let our thoughts drift towards spring. Some days will be crisp, cold and sunny whilst others will be wet and grey and some may even have a hint of warmth to the early spring sunshine. Now is a time of transition at Blashford Lakes Nature reserve. All winter the staff and volunteers have been working hard coppicing willow, cutting and clearing brambles, making dead hedges and generally getting the reserve ready for spring. Once March arrives the larger jobs will have to stop so that we don’t disturb the birds and other wildlife that will soon be setting up home and rearing young. With warmer weather and ever increasing daylight just around the corner now is the last chance to see some of our winter visitors and the first chance to see some new arrivals. The Bittern that has been

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sneaking around the reed beds all winter will surely be moving on soon, so if you haven’t caught a glimpse of this elusive bird yet, you may have one last chance before next winter. Another exciting sight at this time of year are migrating birds that briefly pass through the reserve on their way elsewhere. Look out for the impressive Osprey that sometimes stop in for a quick feed and then carry on their way. The sand martins will also be returning soon and showing off their spectacular flying skills. Last spring and summer they created quite a spectacle zooming about in front of Goosander hide. Birdsong will be filling the air but if you look closer to the ground there will be further signs of spring. The snowdrops and wild daffodils are now pushing their way up through the woodland floor adding a splash of colour. You will also see the first butterflies flitting here and there enjoying the warmer weather;

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Madagascar ‘The Eighth Continent’ By Solange Hando



adagascar is the world’s oldest island: it first split from Africa and then from India around 70 million years ago. In the Indian Ocean, between the Mozambique mainland to the west and Reunion and Mauritius to the east, it is the fourth largest island on earth, almost 1,000 miles long, 360 across, best known for the unique flora and fauna which evolved in isolation for a surprisingly long time. According to experts, the first settlers arrived from Borneo in 500 AD and since then, 90% of the original forest has been lost, and deforestation is still ongoing. Most affected are the more densely populated central highlands, laced with paddies and barren hills, but Madagascar still claims over 40 special reserves and national parks – several of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage – with a rich diversity of habitats. Ecosystems range from dry spiny forest in the south, dotted with baobabs and octopus trees, to mangroves and lakes, deciduous trees and dramatic pinnacles in the west and tropical rainforest in the east, where some of the most popular national parks can be accessed from Antananarivo.

Ranomafana is a good 10 hour drive south of the capital, the route winding past colourful villages and hills with spectacular views. But one can overnight in Antsirabe, a pretty place bustling with rickshaws and craft shops, then continue the next day. Driving down at dusk in the final stages, it feels almost like the end of the world as the seemingly impenetrable cloud forest rises all around above the Namorona river and waterfall. Morning is the best time to explore the park, when animals are more active. This is where golden bamboo lemurs were first discovered in 1986 and, along the steep trails, nature lovers may be rewarded with wonderful sights as they and other lemurs leap through the trees, playing with their young or swinging from branches. Guides imitate the call to locate them and also point out spiders, frogs, red giraffenecked beetles and tropical birds such as pastel-hued cuckoo rollers or magpie robins. Mossy memorial stones recall ‘ancient people of the forest’ among tall tree and bird’s nest ferns, traveller’s palms, orchids and lobelia. Chameleons can also be spotted, perfectly camouflaged day or night.

East of the capital, the Andasibe-Mantadia national park is an easier option, just a four hour drive with a choice of walking circuits and gentle paths. Palm and dragon trees mingle with eucalyptus, blue tea plants, bird’s nectar, berries and much more. There are birds and butterflies, reptiles, geckos and several species of lemurs, including indris, the largest of them all, whose melancholy ‘singing’ can be heard at dawn. On the nearby river islands, now a sanctuary for rescued lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, playful ringtails and lovely diademed sifaka, or ‘dancing lemur’, happily pose for wide-eyed visitors paddling in canoes around the reed beds. Fauna or flora, around 90% of species are found nowhere else on earth and one can barely imagine 14,000 species of plants, many with medicinal properties, 170 species of palms, thousands of orchids, hundreds of birds, fish and over 100 species of lemurs, many endangered or rare. It is the world’s top biodiversity hotspot, ‘the eighth continent’, say some ecologists, and in this impoverished but beautiful ‘red island’, one hopes the goverment will bring greater stability and progress to benefit both the people and their incredible natural world.

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The Demise Of Stanley - 17th December 2017

tanley lived in that piece of land between Church Hill and Margards Lane. He had lived there on and off for some 12 years. When the thicket was cleared two years ago to make way for the new nursery that never did get built, he moved into the garden of a property in Dewlands. When they cleared their garden of shrubs and trees, he moved back. When he was hassled by dog walkers chasing him for fun, he moved further down the road in Dewlands once more but returned to what remained of his thicket, when they too developed their garden. Stanley was just a rabbit. Probably a domestic one judging by his colour and because of how tame he was. He was fed daily by Sheila who adopted him. He would sit there waiting for her every morning and loved digestive biscuits but not expensive ones, he actually preferred Mor-

risons own brand and had one every day. Many others also gave him a differing diet as they observed this feeding ritual and wanted to contribute. The only thing he wouldn’t eat was carrots, evidenced by the number aban-

doned in the field! Stanley had three entrances to his burrow and could see all round to avoid confrontation so managed to evade all canine attempts to catch him. Provided he had the proverbial “level playing field” What he did not see on the 17th December was an enormous peregrine falcon high above him. Stanley got caught, his mutilated remains still warm when Sheila found him. They took him away to give him a suitable final resting place. Many passing walkers may wonder what happened to him in that brief conflict. This may Written by Mike West help them.

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Drinkline National Debtline RSPCA -Ashley Heath Al-anon (10am-10pm) year round Relate-Dorset & South Wilts Community Legal Advice Direct

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VERWOOD 01202 829712 11 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS. Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm CRANBORNE

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THREE LEGGED CROSS 01202 822002 Verwood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RJ Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 12.30pm


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