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PAST & PRESENT Verwood Station and employment on the railways

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Verwood couple Andy and Leanne who were recently married in Ringwood.

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Welcome T Dear Readers, he cover of this issue features the recent spring wedding of happy Verwood couple Andy and Leanne who as you can see are thoroughly enjoying their special day! We wish them and all other newly wed couples best wishes for the future with many years of happiness to look forward to together. On the subject of weddings, it was our silver wedding anniversary the weekend before we went to print and despite this being the busiest of weekends, we managed to squeeze in a day off walking in the Purbecks from Ballard Down to Corfe with a surprise anniversary five course picnic enroute organised by my husband! This included a small bottle of pink bubbly to get the ball rolling, a choice of starters, main course with wine, choice of desserts including fruit salad and cream, a selection of cheeses and even

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Contents the chocolates, all contained in a picnic rucksack with plates cutlery and even wine glasses! You won’t believe the amount of freezer packs he was carrying! The highlight for my husband was the steam train ride back to Swanage and spending the journey chatting to the Museum Manager of the Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum who just happened to be in our compartment! Certainly a day to remember - or not! Still in Dorset - this issue sees the start of a new feature called ‘Portrait of a Dorset Artist’ and each one will highlight an artist and describe how and why they ended up as an artist in Dorset. Plus we have all the usual articles about cats, cars, camping, catering, community news, quizzes and crosswords etc! As always our ‘Local Business Directory’ at the back will save you time, fuel and most importantly at the moment - money!

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Business features Verwood Day Nursery Local Dorset Hospitals The Beach at Bude The Curtain Cabin

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Local events and features Community News 8,19,21,27,29,34,45 Past & Present: Verwood Station 6 The Blashford Bulletin 10 Viewed From My Window: rescued cat stories by Local Author, Patricia Oliver 14 Clubs & Societies 20,21 What’s On Locally 26,28 Portrait of a Dorset Artist: Judy Tate 29

Feature articles Mike’s Motors: The Thinking Person’s Car Camping on a Budget Health: Perfect Posture Beauty: Make the Most of Your Make-Up Interiors: Budget Bathrooms Gardening: Bugs & Beasties Helpful Hints for Hedgehogs Travel: Tallinn Old Town

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Information Advertising 38,41,45,46 Local Theatres, Concerts & the Arts 9 Useful Local Information 42 Useful Telephone Numbers 44 Local Business Directory 46



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n Tuesday 26th March, Verwood Day Nursery was inspected by education inspectors from Ofsted. The setting is one of only a few in Dorset and the local area to be inspected under the new EYFS regime, introduced in September 2012. The Ofsted inspector complimented our nursery with the ultimate recognition in Child Care by Ofsted awarding us ‘OUTSTANDING’ in all areas because – To quote from the report:  “Children flourish at the nursery, they thoroughly enjoy their learning and achieve extremely well in relation to their starting points”.  “The environment provides children with excellent opportunities to choose their play materials and follow their individual learning styles”.  “Children show they feel extremely safe, secure and happy in the nursery and arrangements for safeguarding the children are robust”.  “Children benefit hugely from the highly successful partnership between the staff and parents, ensuring key information is shared between them”.  “The quality of planning for all the children is excellent; each child receives an exceedingly enjoyable, challenging experience across all areas of learning”.

Nursery owner Neil Dowden says: “The inspection took place with no notice and we really weren’t expecting to see Ofsted for another 2 or 3 years. The inspector found us as we are every day, which is outstanding across the board”.

Nursery Manager Rachel Hanham comments: ”The report really highlights the important role that the staff play within the setting and I want to thank the staff for their contributions and commitment because without them we would not have received this recognition. You can have the best equipment and resources in the world, but it’s the staff that make the difference”. Our lovely nursery provides a self-contained baby unit (3 months to 24 months) which has been totally refurbished providing two large and bright rooms with separate sleep area and milk kitchen. From 2 years of age the children use the ground floor which provides three bright rooms with direct access into our fantastic one acre garden. A new addition to our nursery is a dedicated sensory room which gives the children a wonderful opportunity to explore their senses. Our children have varied days where they enjoy role play, messy play, discovery, exploring, learning and most importantly having massive amounts of fun. For parents looking for an Outstanding nursery, we offer inspirational day care for children from 3 months to 5 years by qualified staff that provide the best care, the most fun and fantastic food. We are enrolling now for immediate starts and taking bookings for later in the year. Come and have a look at our Outstanding nursery and see for yourself. Call 01202 822338 to arrange a visit or take a look at our website

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PAST and PRESENT Verwood Station

looking north towards Salisbury



ith the opening of the line from Salisbury to Poole on December 20th 1866, the village of Verwood immediately came into its own and trade flourished. The railway also opened up new horizons, bringing people who had been born well outside the county with tales of their own to tell. Conversely, several young Verwood men obtained work on the railways and moved further afield. Some brought children back to Verwood to be christened amongst family and friends. Around 1873 Seth Bennett had obtained employment as a Railway Gatekeeper and Signalman in Surrey. He and his wife, Ketura Ann (Kate) née Orman returned from Godalming and later Woking for the baptism of their younger offspring. Conversely, George Guy came from Piddlehinton to be a railway Porter at

Verwood Station and married a local girl, Emily Budden. They lived in a cottage in Does Lane having twelve children, some of whom became ancestors of several village families. Several men, however, welcomed the change in employment offered on a local basis as opposed to the inevitable agricultural labouring of their forebears. The Davis and Jacobs families of Three Legged Cross in particular embraced this new technology with employment as Railway Platelayers, Linesmen and gatekeepers. To obtain the same view today almost 50 years after closure, I would end up behind a high wall in the garden of a property in Albion Way. So the location of today’s view in the old photo would be taken just in front of the chap with the shovel!

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At last - the MUGA is finally open!

Members of AGFA with Mayor and main sponsors holding the ribbon, with representatives of community organisations that helped raise funds behind.


t was cold but dry for the official opening of the multi-use games area in the Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground on Saturday, 4th May when the Mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson praised the determination and efforts of the Active Games For All Committee who had achieved their project in record time. Chairman of AGFA, Angela Daymond, explained the distances travelled to look at other games area, finally choosing one of quality with rubber cushioning at the fixing points and extra features such as targets and mini goals, which they saw at Waterlooville in Hampshire. The area is free to use at any time by anyone and is already proving popular.

The Verwood Town Council match-funded the amount that AGFA raised by grants from the Veolia Environmental Trust, the Synergy Housing Trust and Christchurch & East Dorset District Council, plus community fundraising by many local organisations. All these organisations were represented as the Verwood Concert Brass Training Band played a fanfare and the Mayor cut the ribbon which was held by all the main sponsors. The Training Band entertained whilst official photos were taken and then there was a demonstration of skills by the Rossgarth Football Club Juniors who practise on the Recreation Ground each Saturday morning.

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The youngest performer in the Verwood Talented Youth Concerts this year, Seren Stewart, helped organisers, Pete and Ali Manley, hand over a cheque for £800 to the Active Games For All group recently. These funds went towards the finishing touches to the multi-use games area. Verwood Pantomime Society presented a cheque for £800 from their After Show Collections to Members of the Active Games for All group to help towards the Multi Use Games Area. The collections were held after the Jack and The Beanstalk shows at the Verwood Hub in January and the Society were especially pleased that every penny raised was to be doubled by the Town Council. The picture shows Members from AGFA, Mayor Simon Gibson and some of the Giant’s Minions from the panto during the presentation at this year’s Verwood Talented Youth Concert at the Verwood Hub.

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T he Blashford Bulletin Things to look out for in the coming months at the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Ibsley.


ummer is a brilliant time to immerse yourself into the world of bugs and where better place to start than a visit to Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve! Explore the site in your own time or join us on one of our many guided events discovering the wonderful wildlife of the meadow, pond and river. The wetland site provides a great habitat for many species of insects and is especially great for those that spend the majority of their life underwater – the Female Emporer Dragonfly laying eggs

14th July - please phone to book your place! Another good spot to search for invertebrates is on a much underrated weed – the stinging nettle. The stinging nettle supports over 40 species of insect! Perhaps the most bizarre looking but appropriately named insect is the scorpion fly that can be seen patrolling the nettles for dead insects. They are named after their scorpion-like tail which the male uses in courtship displays.

Out on the water there should be lots of evidence of new life with the first broods of many species thinking about taking their next leap to leaving their nests. At the Goosander Hide overlooking Ibsley Water there is an artificial sand martin bank; sit here and watch dragonflies and their dain- as the birds feed over the tier relations, the damselflies! water before flying straight Choose a warm, sunny day towards you to make a precito visit and see how many of sion landing into their nesting the 25 species you can find. holes beneath the hide; the The best places to look are first brood should be leaving towards the end of June. If you are lucky you might even Common Blue Damselfly see a hobby flying in to catch a less around the pond behind the lucky sand Education Centre and along martin! On the track between Lapwing Ivy Lake look and Goosander hide. There out for the will be a guided walk search- tern chicks ing for dragonflies on Sunday on the rafts Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Protecting wildlife. Inspiring people.

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“ONE gentleman was very vocal, and we discovered he liked to sing. We bought CDs of his favourite music - Frank Sinatra and swing - and he would sing to his heart’s content. He didn’t have a bad voice either...” The use of music is just one initiative helping older patients to cope with what can be a challenging and confusing experience. Dr Sue Hazel is the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital’s lead consultant in dementia care, the implementation lead for the National Dementia Strategy within the two hospitals. Sue says this strategy has been the catalyst for a range of change across the two hospitals, as well as at Poole

Environment matters: Poole Hospital’s Lulworth Ward has been redesigned to benefit patientswith dementia.

environments, staff training and community involvement.” At Poole Hospital, consultant geriatrician Dr Premila Fade highlights the flagship Lulworth ward, where changes to the ward environment have been used to support dementia patients.

“Bringing dementia patients in for focused treatment and then getting them home quickly is the best way” Dr Premila Fade Hospital, and has helped to create a new era of progressive and patient-centred care. “We already work closely with our colleagues at Poole and the merger will give us an even more unified front,” said Sue. “We will have a greater impact in areas like ward

“We improved the layout, colours and lighting to make the ward more welcoming,” said Premila. “A hospital visit can be very confusing for patients with dementia, and anything we can do to make the environment easier helps. “Since Lulworth was

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refurbished we’ve been able to use the principles on other wards too.”  Poole’s dementia carers played a key role in developing the hospital-wide Human Touch campaign, with 10 golden rules advising all staff how best to ensure that patients’ privacy and dignity is respected.  As well as the Dementia Care Pathway guidelines, Bournemouth also has its own ‘top tips’ for nurses around carrying out personal care, nutrition and bedtime among others.  Volunteer mealtime companions at both trusts – as well as brightly-coloured cutlery and crockery – help encourage patients to keep up their food intake as well as create a friendly mealtime experience. Memory clinics for older and frailer patients, specially trained dementia ‘champions’, volunteer mealtime companions, unique patient ‘life diaries’ to help a patient’s stay that much more individual and comforting - all these initiatives and more form part of the award-winning and innovative work in place at all three hospitals.


Viewed From My W indow A small selection of short stories written by Patricia Oliver from Horton near Wimborne, describing the ups and downs of caring for feral cats over the years with photos by J Santana-Martin.


3 Little Kittens

e found that Mr & Mrs Oscar had reared three kittens in our large garage and tractor shed. Unlike their parents, they were certainly feisty and were determined to put up a fight when we tried to catch them.

cerned he said that if she did not respond by the following day she also would have to be put to sleep. Fortunately the following day her temperature was down to 102degF, so she was on the mend. Now Jason was ill, so back again to the Vet and his temperature was 102degF, so he too was given antibiotics alButtons though still no obvious cause of the high temperature.

There were two males and a female and we named them Jason, Buttons and Chloe. Chloe’s first response was to bite into a finger and hang on for as long as possible, teeth buried deep into the nail. Jason was just scared and tried to hide. Buttons was also very timid If we had not and put out his taken in the claws for self three kittens, all defence. What three of them struck me was would have how beautiful died, as it was they all were we only lost one of them and well worth and Jason and Chloe have the time and stayed with us and now live trouble it was in the house as part of the going to take to family. tame them. We have found that We have a policy of curfew if you catch a so they have to come in beferal kitten they fore we go to bed, but dawn are so much does not come soon enough Chloe and Jason easier to tame for them and in the summer than a mature any time from 3am they are cat, so we did have high hopes for these three calling and pestering to be let out. If they get kittens as they were still very young. the chance they will climb all over my pillow purring and dribbling onto my face or into my It took about three weeks before Chloe and Ja- eye and they get tangled in my hair knowing full son became tame enough to have a cuddle and well that I will eventually relent and let them out. to start purring, but Buttons seemed to get qui- They are such loveable cats, scrupulously clean eter, more retiring and then we noticed he was and a great joy. It has been well worth all the not eating. He cried if we picked him up as if in effort for these two delightful kittens, and such a pain. A trip to the Vet and an X-ray revealed that shame that we could not save their beautiful little he had an abscess in his lungs which was full brother Buttons. of puss and he could not be saved. We had to say good-bye. We were devastated as he was The full story and many more so beautiful. We would have done anything to are in the book “Viewed From save him but he was not tame enough to endure My Window” by Patricia Olthe necessary medical treatment and it was the iver price £10 + £1.75 p&p. kindest thing. For more details, contact Patricia on 01202 826244. Then Chloe became unwell, so back to the Vet All proceeds go towards and this time with no obvious cause, Chloe had the Veterinary and Welfare a temperature of 106degF so she was given in- needs of the 16 feral cats jections and antibiotics, but the Vet was so con- currently in her care.



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You may be thinking of Volvo cars as heavy, designed by playschool inmates and the ‘seniors’ staid choice, or maybe the oversporty rubber-burning enthusiasts choice. Thus the brand image of Volvo is not clear – perhaps a cloak of many colours – and well off-centre of those comedic grille badges. Drive any Volvo and it is abundantly clear that they make only fine cars which are a pleasure to drive, ultimately safe and stuffed solid with the latest safety technology. Audi, BMW and Mercedes eat your heart out. A historic Volvo weakness was always an inability to make

a really good small car, probably stemming from their dalliance with the ex-DAF Dutch assembly plant, now long-gone. And last year they surprised the world by introducing the V40 to a rabbitstartled motoring press at the Geneva Motor Show. A matter of millimetres bigger than the popular Ford Focus, here was a small-to-medium car which not only shouted ‘prestige’, but ticked every single aspirational box. So, from the outside a relatively small, interestingly curvaceous yet aggressive shape topped by that prestige grille, yet inside lies a spacious luxury office. The overall impression is of no corners cut, immaculate attention to detail – in short several country miles ahead of a 1-series BMW or Audi A3. To drive? Simply a pleasure as you nestle down into sublimely comfortable supportive chairs adjusted just how you want, every control exactly to hand. The fascia instruments were a bit of a shock, laid out in finely detailed computer graphics with displays adjustable through a menu system to suit individual preferences. The dials feature unusual but logically laid out graphic displays for engine performance fuel economy, gear selection and a trip computer to show just how economically you are driving. A profusion of safety aids include front and rear parking sensors, pedestrian sensors able to intervene to prevent accidents, blind-spot cameras with alarm, and switchable

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f the luxury of an overseas holiday is just not going to be affordable for you this year, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune in this country either. However it doesn’t mean you have to go without a break completely because camping can be great fun and very affordable. You can’t just put the TV on, there are no computer games for the children and your time is spent exploring forests and cooking outdoors. It makes for a wonderful family bonding experience completely unlike renting a holiday home, and is lots of fun if you can find a group of you to go. There’s a huge retail market around camping, and an hour on one of the many equipment websites could have you thinking that the whole event is going to be far too expensive, especially if you aren’t sure if you’ll do it more than once. It doesn’t have to cost the earth though. Firstly the tent. Take advantage of somebody else’s impulse buy by visiting secondhand sites to see what you can snap up - Ebay of course, but also Gumtree have plenty for sale. Sleeping bags might be

necessary if you are hiking across the mountains, but chances are you’ll be driving to your camping site so take your own duvets and pillows with some old covers and that will be perfectly adequate. A night’s sleep on the hard ground isn’t comfortable though so you’ll need to find something to lie on. Cushions from outdoor chairs or a beach lilo will be good enough for children, but you might want to invest in an inflatable mattress for the adults. Other equipment such as a gas stove, water containers and plastic plates might be offered to you if you put a wanted advert on Gumtree or on Freecycle. And a polite plea to your friends could produce a surprising haul for you to borrow. You might not be able to look your glamorous best while camping and really, why would you? It’s time to get back to nature. However, it doesn’t mean you won’t want to clean up every day and proper toilet facilities are a must. Fortunately, these days all but the most rural sites will have a shower and toilet block. The internet will help you decide which site to go to. For

example has 5000 UK and Ireland sites listed and it allows you to filter the features that are a ‘must’ for you and those that are a ‘nice to have’. For example you might want to visit a site that allows children and dogs (or doesn’t), has wifi access, or where there are cycling facilities nearby. Still not convinced? If you think this sounds like more hassle than it’s worth, you might want to consider ‘glamping’. It’s still sleeping in an open area surrounded by trees, but the living accommodation is provided for you. Many sites offer tipis, yurts, wooden huts or even a gypsy caravan. This is going to cost more of course but is still very affordable. For example a week in early July in a tipi in Mid Wales would cost £550 for two adults and two children. The bed and bedding for the adults is supplied as well as futons for the children. You are also given your own cooking and toilet facilities. Remember, you won’t be the only one looking for a cheap summer break, so go online and book your pitch now. By Annie Lawson

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Roman Day at Hillside

he Year 3 & 4 pupils at Hillside Community First School in Verwood have been learning about the Celts and Romans this term. Their learning culminated by having a Roman Day in school and by visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace at Chichester. For their Roman Day the children and staff dressed up as citizens, slaves or soldiers and took part in various activities, including decorating a chair for a Roman god, making honey biscuits, creating a Roman tortoise battle formation and having a Roman style feast. Their parents came into school to admire their work. At Fishbourne the children were treated to a hands-on session with one of the archaeologists, who dressed

two of them as a prince and princess and the rest as slaves. They also learnt how to spin wool, build a Roman arch, create a mosaic and write on a wax tablet similar to those used by Roman children. A trip around the museum gave them a greater understanding of the site’s history and the artefacts found there, but the highlight had to be seeing the many mosaics that the Palace uncovered, along with the hypocaust. History was brought to life for them. The trip to Fishbourne was on a bitterly cold day, but this didn’t dampen the children’s enthusiasm, with one of the pupils declaring, “That was an awesome trip!”

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Meet in the Verwood Area on first Wednesday of the month. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Contact : Trevor Pogson, Chairman on 07825 093832 or Ann Hilton, Secretary on 01202 823212

TILAD “There is a life after a death”


The Hideaway, Moorlands Road, Verwood, BH31 7PD on 3rd Thursday of the month. Good Food & Bar. Gigs from 8-11pm. (Doors open from 7pm). No membership required. Contact Geoff 07798 721405


This friendship/bereavement group meets every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm in the Community Rooms at Lake Road Surgery. Contact founder: Soozi Cooper 01725 517272

Is for like minded people to meet together and make new friends and are looking for new members. The club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at The Hideaway, Moorlands Road,Verwood, BH31 7PD Contact Sue on 07889668313.





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 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 824781


The friendly ‘friendlies’ club. Experienced and novice players most welcome. You’ll always get a game. Contact Steve Clapton for more details 01202 826685 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


We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. in the URC Hall Manor Road. Contact. Corinne Roberts 01202 821416 or Janet Stride on 01725 517434

Meets every other Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall, £2 per evening includes refreshments. Contact Marilyn Fisher 01202 814212.


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

(Verwood Youth Centre) Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of indoor bowling seen on television. Thursday 2pm – 5pm Friday 7pm – 10pm. Contact Mike Poulter 01202 826568 all ages welcome


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


Meet each Tuesday evening at Crane Valley Golf Club. We welcome new members. Contact our secretary: Trevor Buck on 01202 821387


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


Monthly visits by coach (Wednesdays) to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and also to concerts at Lighthouse Poole during the winter season. Call 01202 824959


Verwood & Three Legged Cross Branch The Branch holds regular social functions. Contact Mrs Denise Pugh 01202 824549



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.

VERWOOD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Meet in Verwood Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday of each month with more details on our website: Contact: Mr Ron Johnstone 01202 814376


Indoor meetings throughout the Winter months, 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. Visitors & new members welcome.Contact Tony 01202 827294


Are you a stroke survivor or a carer, then join our group at the Community Room, Lake Road Surgery, Verwood from 10am to 12 noon every last Wednesday of the month. Contact Diane Collins 01202 822013 or Bryan Jaffrey 01202 829854


Over 65 talks, functions, outings and special events held throughout the year in Verwood, West Moors and Ferndown. Contact Membership Secretary: Janet Matthews 01202 855001

4th Saturday in the month at 12.30pm at the Methodist Church, Vicarage VERWOOD AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD Road, Verwood. Enjoy a really warm welcome and a tasty 2 course meal Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood, on the first Thursday of the month inc coffee or tea £4.50. Ring for a lift. To Book call: at 2pm Visitors and New Members welcome. Various indoor activities, Jean 01202 825533 or Lin 07906 303212 outings and visits to the theatre. Contact Jean Honey 01202 827339.


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


Monthly meetings - 3rd Tuesday at noon in Crane Valley Golf Club for lunch and then a speaker. Membership enquiries welcomed from local retired prof. & business men. Contact: Secretary 01202 822569



(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.

VERWOOD & THREE-LEGGED CROSS TWINNING ASSOC. Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from October to March from 7.30 to 10pm Contact: Terry Bright 01202 822959


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.

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 rehearse Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the St Michael’s Church. Contact Charmaine Crossley 01202 826050

2 halls for hire Tel: 01202 828943 (answer phone) Bookings now being taken for 2013 - 2015.There is now availability for regular Friday afternoon & evening bookings.


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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. For more information contact Margaret Cannon 01202 824178


Annual Spring concert and a Christmas performance and sing for clubs and associations throughout the year. We are 26 ladies who like to sing for our own, and hopefully, other people's pleasure! Contact Mo on 01202 826134 or Sarah on 01202 884248.


Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Three Legged Cross Village Hall, between West Moors & Verwood. Contact Audrey Webb 01202 828572


Meet Every Tuesday at 2pm in The Hub, Verwood. Alternate weeks Whist and Bingo. Occasional Entertainment New Members Welcome Contact Phyl: 01202-824656


40, Ringwood Road, Verwood. 10.30 am Coffee Mornings with Gospel Songs & Testimonies. 1st Wednesday in the month except August. Contact Rosemary: 01202-822655


We meet on Wednesdays at 6.45PM in The United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Rd.. For further details please contact either 01202 813476 or 01202 821355.




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.


Meets in the St. Michael & All Angels Parish Centre, Manor Road, Verwood on 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. to May (not Dec.) Contact Trevor Gilbert on 01202 824176


Manor Road, VERWOOD. COFFEE STOP Every Saturday 10 - 11.30 am. Homemade cakes, scones and second-hand books weekly. Fairtrade stall monthly. Charity events as advertised ALL WELCOME


Outdoor and indoor activities: braais, boat cruise, walks, barn dance, darts, South African dinners. Camaraderie! fun! Contact Phillipa 01202-740265


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


Meet at the Village Hall. Mondays 8—10.30pm.. All levels, ages & sexes welcome. Contact Geoff Green 01202 825386


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

Keep fit, have fun & meet new people. We have walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & alternate Fridays/Saturdays. For more details visit our website or call John Wadge 01202 822874



.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.

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At the United Reformed Church, Verwood. 4th Monday in the Month at 10.30am. Singing meeting for people with memory problems. Aim is to give carer & cared for quality time together. FREE. Call Carolyn Polden on 01725 517272 for more details.

Looking for an active retirement? Try U3A!

taying active in mind and body is a proven recipe for a happier, healthier retirement. Verwood U3A runs interest groups for retired and semi-retired people and our new Programme of Activities for 2013-2014 has just come out. Groups are run by volunteers and include Art, Badminton, Card Making, History, Square 20 others! Our membership is growing and there are five new Activities including Computer Clinic and Chinese Brush Painting. We also host

guest speakers, quizzes, pub lunches and low-cost coach trips. If you think you’d enjoy learning, leisure and social activities in an informal, friendly setting, why not join? For membership details and everything we offer see our website: Call 01202 820823. or pick up a leaflet from our section in Verwood Library. We guarantee you a warm welcome.

Verwood Day Nursery raises money for Guide Dogs for the Blind


erwood Day Nursery recently presented Rob Sims from Guide Dogs for the Blind with a cheque for £193 for funds raised by parents and children from the nursery. The nursery has hosted two fund raising events so far this year – a sponsored toddle around Potterne Park (in heavy snow!) and an Easter Egg hunt within the setting’s extensive grounds. Together with online sponsorship the Nursery has so far raised £288 for their sponsored charity. If you would like more details of our future fund raising events go to our website: or call 01202 822338

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Perfect Posture Slumping at our desks and hunching our shoulders as we walk are hard habits to break, especially as we age and there’s no one there to tell us to ‘stand up straight!’ Here’s how to perfect your posture…


s a nation we spend hours on our phones, laptops and in front of the TV, so it’s fair to say that posture is often the last thing on our mind. However, years of bending, twisting, slumping on the sofa or hauling heavy bags around, could take their toll and end up damaging your spine. Posture isn’t just about how you sit, but also affects the way you stand, lie down or move around. Bad posture can lead to back pain, repetitive strain injuries and may even worsen existing medical conditions. If you’re having a baby you need to be even more careful as pregnancy hormones will temporarily loosen your ligaments. Many of us will just sit back and accept the nagging aches and pains we feel throughout the day, whether we’re at our desks or on our feet for long periods. But making vital changes to the way you look after your posture could save you problems further down the line. Ergonomics (the posh name for posture) doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds it’s just about supporting your back and reducing the strain that comes from aligning your body incorrectly. When sitting at a desk you can avoid bending awkwardly and straining muscles simply by readjusting your chair or positioning your keyboard and mouse in the right position. Invest in some posturefriendly props, such as wrist or foot rests, as well as an ergonomic chair. Avoid holding your phone between your neck and shoulder, carrying a heavy bag on one

shoulder, slumping forward in your chair, or slouching and hunching your shoulders over. It’s worth remembering that good posture doesn’t just bring physical benefits you will look and feel more confident and attractive when you stand up straight and proud. Some people even claim that good posture can knock pounds off (sadly, this is just a visual illusion, but hey, it’s far easier than dieting). It’s also important to regularly exercise – walking and swimming are two easy activities that will help keep your spine healthy and your muscles in good shape. Forget walking around the house with a book balancing on your head - the next time you feel yourself drooping, remember these basic tips: 1. Keep both of your feet flat on the floor when sitting – if you can’t reach the floor, use a footrest. 2. Make sure your back is resting against the back of the chair and avoid leaning forward. 3. As you walk, keep the weight on the balls of your feet, not your heels. 4. Don’t lock your knees and wear supportive footwear. 5. Stand up, have a stretch or go for a walk. If you’re experiencing back ache or any other aches and pains that won’t go away it’s always a good idea to have it checked out by your doctor. You may also decide to search for a local osteopath who can decide what treatment you may need and give you some exercises that you can carry out at home. By Julia Faulks

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B E A C H AT B U D E LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL An Easter visit to a New England style “Boutique Hotel” with fantastic panoramic views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


aster 2013 saw us heading off to Bude on the North Cornwall coast for a long weekend and a chance to sample the delights of The Beach at Bude - one of the seemingly new breed of ‘Boutique Hotels’. I have often heard the term ‘Boutique Hotel’ but never really understood what the definition of a ‘Boutique Hotel’ actually was! So after a bit of googling it turns out to be a bit of an enigma, overlapping the concept of a small hotel and a bed and breakfast. And not as new as I first thought since the world’s first was Blakes - renowned for its design, service and privacy and was created in 1978 in South Kensington, London, designed by former actress, turned interior designer Anouska Hempel. In recent years, despite statistically being the most liked guest accommodation, ironically there doesn’t seem to be an exact definition or even why this term is used for hotels! However it does have to be small (probably less than 100 rooms), most with a design theme and a much more intimate and private atmosphere compared to the usual hotel chains. On first impression The Beach at Bude is certainly the most stylish establishment along Bude’s Summerleaze Crescent with its distinctive New England look blue boarded gables and dormers nicely contrasting with the steel and glass balcony and white rendering. Summerleaze Crescent is in a perfect location on an elevated position overlooking Bude’s main Summerleaze Beach, with uninterrupted 180 degree panoramic views across the beach right round to the pretty town of Bude. The hotel was totally refurbished inside and out three years ago and is kept spotlessly clean to retain that ‘just opened’ look. A welcoming reception opens into the beautiful lounge bar and terrace area which, in keeping with the boutique hotel concept

gives the appearance of a New England style living room complete with a stylish selection of furniture, distressed leather sofas, artworks, fireplace, a library, and various objets d’art on display. Coffee and afternoon teas in the lounge are informally presented on what could be the owners dining table giving the whole area a very relaxed but very stylish feeling.

The New England concept continues throughout the beautifully finished staircase and hallways with many simple and stylish touches to compliment the theme. As a designer, my husband was very impressed with the superb attention to detail in every respect - especially in areas that many establishments overlook, like the hallways. The New England theme continues into the rooms which are furnished simply but very stylishly with muted but co-ordinated colour schemes. Simple crisp white bedding and coordinated runners, upholstery and curtains. ‘Less is more’ as the 1920’s Bauhaus theme quotes. Definitely in this case! Most of the 17 rooms have a stunning view across the bay round to Bude town and two have a marvellous balcony - just perfect for winding down with a drink and spending the evening watching the local surfers or the beautiful Cornish sunsets over the Atlantic. Rooms are all equipped with the standard wi-fi, ipod dock and a decent size LCD TV/DVD combi etc. Stunning is also the only word to describe the bathrooms which are simply but beautifully decorated and complimented by superbly stylish bathroom fittings.

The panoramic view from The Beach at Bude

The countryside around Bude features dramatic cliff walks, peaceful canal walks and the scenic 31 mile Tarka Trail nearby. So after a good night’s sleep what better way to start the weekend’s activities than with a traditional English breakfast superbly cooked to order or with any other of the wide range of breakfasts including fresh fruit, croissants, cereals and more which are available. I would strongly suggest avoiding afternoon tea if you are dieting though, since the dangerously tempting range of cakes are all freshly baked by the chef on the day! The lemon drizzle is particularly hazardous! The recently opened cocktail bar which is unique in Bude, is open all day and is perfect for a pre-dinner drink before a visit to Bude’s premier seafood restaurant, Life’s A Beach which is only a two minute stroll away.

The cocktail bar has become quite a popular niche venue amongst Bude locals for a relaxing pre-dinner drink or night-cap as part of the evening’s entertainment! The owners Will and Susie Daniel, a local family, have many exciting future plans for The Beach at Bude. The most imminent being a wedding reception venue, a gym and the option of privately tutored surfing instruction. All the staff we met were friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble.They are all obviously extremely proud to be associated with The Beach at Bude. Bude is the perfect destination for a staycation - but make sure you spend it at The Beach at Bude which exudes all the qualities of a Luxury Boutique Hotel and more...... (in bucket and spade loads in fact!)



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Dorset’s Fantastic marine life'. Illustrated talk, by Matt Doggett, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year. To mark World Ocean Day. £4/person. Free parking

Wed 12 Jun 7.30pm

Verwood Arts and Craft society. Work evening with Karen Morris making card gift boxes

Fri 14 Jun

2pm - 4pm

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‘Sparkle & Shine’ Afternoon Tea Dances £4.50 incl complimentary tea or coffee Blashford Buggies! Join us for a buggy walk around Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit and discover the wonderful wildlife living on your doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly paths. We meet on alternative Friday mornings.

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See P.9 for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres Meeting House, Meeting Music Night at the Ringwood Meeting House - Tick- Ringwood house lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY ets £6.00 Artist to be confirmed 01425 476324 ‘Comedy Cafe’ £11.50 incl a plate of food The Hub, Verwood* The Furlong shopping centre, RingHelp for Heroes, Tamsin Ball, singing at The Furlong wood. Find out more at Verwood Choral Society Summer Concert "Those Church Vicarage Road Were the Days".It is a programme of light music from Methodist Verwood. a number of eras from ancient to modern!

Around the World in 80 minutes - a musical journey Voices of the Forest - in aid of Marie Curie- £7 Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents -Matt Palmer's Millennium Eagle Jazz Band. Tickets on door from 7pm. Meals available in the restaurant or Jazz room. Meet the Minibeasts: display of live minibeasts with Ranger. Free Event. All ages but children must be accompanied. 01425 470721 Riding for the Disabled Association's Family Dog Show, with Show classes, Agility, Terrier Racing, Obedience and Fun. £3 per car. Verwood Methodist Lunch Club, Enjoy a really warm welcome and a tasty 2 course meal inc coffee or tea £4.50. Ring for a lift. Sound of Soul Choir Bournemouth presents their very own show: “Sounds of Soul Choir – Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright!” Hitchcock (12a) Adult £4; U16 £2 Cash Bingo Night £10 for 10 games

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. 01425 470721 United Reformed Church hall Manor Road Ver wood. Chairman Ann Aitken 01202 893659 The Hub, Verwood* For more information please contact Michelle on 01425 472760 or Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood BH24 1EY. 01425 476324 The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, Verwood BH31 7PD. Geoff 07798721405 or Derek 01202 820096. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. Homeland Farm, Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross BH21 6QZ. 01202-824633. Methodist Church Vicarage Road Verwood. Book with Jean 01202 825533 or Lin 07906 303212 St Stephen’s Church Hall, St Stephen’s Way, Bournemouth., for tickets call 07742 459 883. The Hub, Verwood* The Hub, Verwood*

The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets from Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents Claire Janette 01202 822936 or Greig. Visitors £5, Members £3. Peter 01202 814976 Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne, 11.30am - 12.45pm Meet the House Conservation Team Dorset. BH21 4EA. 01202 883402 Moors Valley Country Park and ForIn Darwin’s Footsteps: Illustrated talk (Galapagos est, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr islands). A relaxed and informative talk by profes7pm - 8.30pm Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. sional wildlife and landscape photographer Mike 01425 470721 Read. Adults & teenagers. £4.50 (free parking) 7.30pm - 9.30pm Classical Guitar concert by Jonathan Prag. Tickets Village Hall, Wimborne St Giles. Box (doors open 7.00 £6.00 on the door or in advance. BYO Wine/beer (soft Office 02380 560945 pm) drinks/coffee for sale during interval) The Fuzzy Bit off Crane Drive, VerEvening Verwood Carnival Funfair. wood Verwood Carnival. Great entertainment in the arena 12noon - early eve- all afternoon plus the funfair going on through the The Fuzzy Bit off Crane Drive, Verning wood early evening.Adult £3, Children £1 (free if accompanied by adult) Family Night Out: ‘Jessie J Tribute’ Adult £8, U14 7pm - 11pm The Hub, Verwood* £5; Family of Four £20 (free squash for children) Ringwood Meeting House Ringwood Exhibition: Illustrated world of Cheary Deary - by 10am -12noon Lisa Berkshire - Admission 70p inc cup of Tea/Coffee BH24 1EY - 01425 476324 "The Games We Used To Play" at the Priest's House The Priest's House Museum, 23-27 10am -4.30pm. Museum. Early season exhibition at the awardHigh Street, Wimborne, BH21 1HR. Closed Sun winning Priest's House Museum taking a nostalgic 01202 882533 look back at childhood. The Priest's House Museum, 23-27 10am -4.30pm. ‘Suits You Sir’, costume exhibition exploring the High Street, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 Closed Sun changing face of Menswear. 1HR. 01202 882533 Kingston Lacy Courtyard Restaurant. East Dorset NT Association 10am Kingston Lacy, Wimborne,BH21 4EA. Informal coffee morning, 01202 855001

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Verwood’s Carnival Princesses have been chosen!



his year’s Carnival Princesses are ten year old Chloe Simpson who goes to Emmanuel Middle school and is a big fan of ballroom dancing and thirteen year old Erin Atyeo-Baker, who is a keen horse rider and goes to Cranborne Middle. The format for the 2013 carnival procession is changing this year. For several years now the support for the procession has been dwindling and very few if any floats have taken part. In an attempt to increase support for the event the Committee have decided to shorten the procession and change it to a walking only event. The procession will begin at the Verwood Recreation Ground at 1pm, participants to arrive by 12.45pm and will then proceed to the

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Potterne Park BMX & Skate Park extension opened


n extension provides opportunities for users of all ages to the popular and abilities in an urBMX and skate ban street style park. park at PotThere is also an inteterne Park in Verwood gral youth shelter situhas been opened ated under the jump, by Cllr Lucy Clark as LED feature lighting one of her last public and a speaker system engagements as the so users can play their chairman of East Dorown music. set District Council. Cllr Lucy Clark said: The extension has “This new park is sure been added to the exto attract users from all isting bowl which was over the District – and installed in 2004 and Potterne Park skatepark ‘ribbon cut’ hopefully even farther further developed in 2009 with flood lighting, seating and a purpose afield. It will not only provide a fantastic facility built dirt track for off-road BMX biking. for wheeled sports, but also continue to mitigate Consultation with the users of the facility against damage to our precious heathland by identified an opportunity to further develop the BMXs. park. Following successful grants amounting to “Our thanks go to East Dorset District Coun£65,000 from the Heathland Mitigation Fund, cil’s Countryside Management Service for projEast Dorset District PACT (Partners and Com- ect managing yet another superb venture in munities Together) and Synergy Housing As- East Dorset which I have no doubt will be a very sociation, the work to build the extension was great success.” awarded to the local company, ‘1 Skateparks’. The opening day also featured a Skatejam for The site was designed by Marc Churchill skateboarders and BMX bikers who were able and it now caters for beginner riders but also to show off their skills on the new facility.

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See P. 9 for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres Pond and River Dipping for Adults! An opportunity to explore the wetland habitats of pond and river and To book please contact Michelle on discover their fascinating wildlife, without having to 01425 472760 or Blashford“share” the net with any children! Microscopes, ID Meet at the Blashguides and Blashford Lakes staff will be on hand to ford Lakes Education Centre, Ellinghelp you identify your catch. Wellies are needed for ham Drove, BH24 3PJ kick sampling in the river. No children please! Suggested donation £3 per person. Booking Essential. Connoisseur Art Tours. £20 per person. Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne Booking essential. BH21 4EA 01202 883402 (line 8) Blashford Buggies! Join us for a buggy walk around For more information please contact Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Get outside, get fit Michelle on 01425 472760 or Blashand discover the wonderful wildlife living on your Meet at the doorstep! The site is dog free with buggy friendly Blashford Lakes Education Centre, paths. We meet on alternative Friday mornings. Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ Ringwood Meeting House and History Swirch Saxaphone Quartet - Tickets £7.00 Centre, Ringwood BH24 1EY 01425 476324 Verwood Trad Jazz Club presents -Maddock's Huxley The Hideaway, 17 Moorlands Road, "Reeds United". Tickets £10 In Advance Only. Num- Verwood BH31 7PD. Geoff bers Limited. Meals available in the restaurant or 07798721405 or Derek 01202 820096. Jazz room.

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Tabletop and Craft Sale - A good mix of handcrafted items and bric a brac - There's something different every month for everyone to enjoy. We also make a good cup of coffee! Verwood Methodist Lunch Club, Enjoy a really warm welcome and a tasty 2 course meal inc coffee or tea £4.50. Ring for a lift. Vikings galore! Open Weekend. Explore the Viking Longhouse and see Viking and Saxon warriors reenact battles of a time long past.A wonderful opportunity for all the family to learn about Viking crafts including blacksmithing and cob wall making. Kiddie Vike gives children the opportunity to challenge the Viking warriors to sword fights using wooden weapons, try hands-on activities, listen to storytelling & Dark Ages music and purchase items from Viking traders.

Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge.www.fordingbridgesummerfes Adults £5.00,over 65 £4.00, age 5 - 16 £1.00, under 5 FREE Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne BH21 4EA 01202 883402 (line 8) Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne BH21 4EA 01202 883402 (line 8) To book please contact Michelle on 01425 472760 or Meet at the Blashford Lakes Education Centre, Ellingham Drove, BH24 3PJ Damerham, well signposted from Fordingbridge with ample parking. Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Chris Mudge 07972727536 Tables £ 7 Booked please in advance Methodist Church Vicarage Road Verwood. Book with Jean 01202 825533 or Lin 07906 303212

Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne,Dorset, BH21 5RP. Adults £5.00, Children £2.50

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood BH24 2ET. 01425 470721 The Hub, Verwood*. Tickets from Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents Janette 01202 822936 or Elizabeth Harrison. Visitors £5, Members £3. Peter 01202 814976 Adventure in the Woods. Whole days spent in the Edmondsham Forest School, Edwoods, campfire cooking, walks and picnics, nature mondsham, BH21 5RE (between Vercrafts etc. For ages 3-8. £25 per day (inc. food) and wood and Cranborne). Kirsteen £20 for siblings. McCormick 01725 517807 Nuts about Nature: family event. Become a nature Moors Valley Country Park and Fordetective and join in the fun as we go in search of est, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr our minibeast friends. £2.00 per child, adults free Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET. 01425 all ages, children must be accompanied 470721 By-Gone days. Country Show with the accent on Brooklands Farm, South Gorley. Nr nostalgia. Spitfire Display,stalls,crafts,vintage maRingwood. 01425 652499 chine,steam engines. Dragonfly exhibition.

Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society annually presents a local traditional country show and a guar- Somerley Park, Near Ringwood anteed family day out. Single £10, Couple £18, Fam- Hampshire BH24 3PL ily £20, VP £16, Children Free, Parking Free

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Portrait of a Dorset Artist “I have never had the luxury of painting until now,” reveals Dorset artist Judy Tate.


he has had a busy life bringing up her family and juggling the work/life balance - and not many people can claim to have headed up an IT division, knowing nothing about computers, but Judy did! When marital breakdown meant Judy had to return to the UK from Sicily with two young children it was vital that she found work, recalls Judy. “The trouble was I didn’t have any useful skills having lived for the previous 12 years in a time warp. I secured an interview for a recruitment agency role but I didn’t even know how to turn on a computer. So I read a Ladybird book on the subject and could not believe it when I was offered the job.” Judy went on to establish IT divisions for the most well-known recruitment agencies in the UK, rising to the heady heights of operations director with all the associated perks. With responsibility for 40+ staff, Judy’s clients included such prestigious names as Dun & Bradstreet, NatWest and WordPerfect. “I think the stress of the role and balancing that with my family life certainly contributed to my eventual diagnosis of type one diabetes,” she says. Ten years ago when Judy met her second husband the opportunity to revisit her love for painting emerged. “By chance I met Peter at a pub in Surrey, after a neighbour had asked me to pop out for a drink. This chance encounter saw us getting married, me leaving recruitment and moving to Corfe Castle to start a new life. We moved to the area 24 hours before the 2004 tornado, which sadly killed a poor lady and wrecked our roof.” After enrolling with the Open College of Arts, Judy developed her style and now exhibits with Gallery 41 in Corfe Castle. Contact Judy on 01929 481441 Email: or:

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oors Valley Country Park and Forest, near Ringwood, is looking for local acoustic talent to help mark its 25th anniversary. Twentyfive buskers are being sought to take part in a unique ‘Music in the Park’ event on July 7th - one for each year since the Park’s opening in 1988. The event is a flashback to the inaugural event 25 years ago when buskers helped to celebrate the opening of the ‘new’ country park, now the third most visited in England. Countryside Interpretation Ranger Katie Davies said, “We are looking for a real diversity of talent to sign up and help us mark our 25th anniversary. Whether you are a solo act, an accapella group, a local choir or even a Guide or Scout group, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll be stationing our 25 buskers across a wide area

so our visitors will be able to enjoy a huge variety of musical talent throughout the day, as they move around the Park” ‘Music in the Park’ is running in conjunction with Wave 105’s ‘Cash for Kids’ charity, which is committed to supporting local children under the age of 18 who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged. Buskers can register for a place on the Wave105 website. Go to www. click on ‘all Cash for Kids events’ and follow the links. The whole £10 registration fee will be donated to Cash for Kids, and places will be limited to the first 25 acoustic applicants. For more information about Music in the Park contact the Moors Valley Rangers on 01425 470721 or go to

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£10.95 for 2

£11.00 per person


Cod Friday Friday Lunchtime



£7.75 per person

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Live Music in the Garden every Sunday in June, July & August


16th June - George Holloway - 4pm till 7pm. 23rd June - Louise - 3pm till 6pm - back by popular demand. 30th June - Martin Maton - 3pm till 6pm. 7th July - State of Undress- 3pm till 6pm. 14th July - Songbirds- 3pm till 6pm. 21st July - Charlie Hole - 3pm till 6pm.

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28th July - Holloway and Perks - 4pm till 7pm. 4th August - Garden Party Weekend - look out for further details 11th August - SAS do - 3pm till 6pm. 18th August - Kirsty and Abigail - 3pm till 6pm. 25th August - to be confirmed.

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Helpful hints for Hedgehogs


he summer months are very busy times for our wild hedgehogs, not only will a large proportion of female hogs have had a litter of hoglets by now but they will also be seeking out potential winter homes, and starting to build fat reserves for winter. Sadly many of the hedgehogs and hoglets do not survive due to hazards such as cars, foxes, badgers, slug pellets, garden netting, and ponds with no escape routes, these are a few of the many reasons why hedgehog numbers continue to be in decline.


But some do survive and it will be most likely around dusk when you may hear a rustling in your back garden. As the night settles in, hedgehogs young and old will merge from their day hiding places, snuffling and searching for food. Hedgehogs literally follow their nose as they meander along and often will stay along the perimeter of a fence searching for food. They have such a strong sense of smell, they can smell food (beetles, worms, grubs) that are up to one inch underground! Hedge-

hogs get to this food by digging with their large front feet and have an extra long middle nail which is used as their primary digger claw. As the hoglets feet at this time will be small they

will also use their snout to help with the digging. Historically hedgehogs were thought of as being solitary creatures, but this isn’t the case. I have rescued and released several hedgehogs, and many of them tend to stay together even out in the wild. You may have a family of hedgehogs living in your garden this summer, you can help them by ensuring there is water available and an area where they can hide. Hedgehogs will travel through

approx ten gardens a night from 10pm till 3am. As creatures of habit, they will follow the same tracks they have used before, and tend to move between the five houses that they make. Remember if you see a hedgehog out during the day it is in trouble, and needs help. The summer months are vital to a hedgehog. Unless it can find enough food to start to build up fat reserves it will not make it through the winter hibernation. Please take ten minutes out of your day and help make your garden hedgehog friendly this summer. You can do this by: ensuring access into other gardens, making an exit ramp out of a pond, leaving a wild overgrown area, putting a ceramic water bowl out, feeding dry meat cat food, creating a waterproof house, keeping netting off the ground and keeping rubbish in closed bins. for more information or contact Rachel Begley 07810 004 371 if you find a poorly hedgehog.


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Doctors’ Numbers The Verwood Surgery, 15 Station Road

01202 825353

The Cranborne Practice 01202 822825 (Verwood) Lake Road/Newtown Road

Fire Stations

EMERGENCIES ONLY: Dial 999 Cranborne Fire Station 01725 517200: Non emergencies

The Cranborne Practice (Cranborne)

01725 517272

Verwood Fire Station 01202 823082: Non emergencies

Three Legged Cross Surgery 67/71 Church Road, Three Legged Cross

0844 5769435

EMERGENCIES - 999 and ask for ‘police’

Dr H J L Morris And Partners 01425 653430 The Surgery, 12 Park Lane, Alderholt Dorset Emergency Care


Dentists’ Numbers Forest Lodge Dentist Surgery Vicarage Road, Verwood

01202 827272

Verwood Dental Care 35 Ringwood Road, Verwood

01202 824177

Lakes Dental Practice 01202 823345 Unit 4a, The Old Crossroads, Verwood Fordingbridge Dental Highfield House, Bartons Rd,

01425 652331

Dorset Dental Helpline

01202 854443

Emergency care (after hrs)

0845 7010401


Lloyds Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 822364 23 Station Road, Verwood. Mon - Fri: 9-6:30, Sat: 9-1, Sun: Closed Lloyds Pharmacy, FORDINGBRIDGE 01425 652300 1 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge Mon - Fri: 9-6, Sat: 9-5.30 Boots, RINGWOOD 01425 474170 11 Southampton Road, Ringwood Mon - Fri: 8:45-5:30, Sat: 9-5:30 Boots, CASTLEPOINT 01202 549971/548139 Castlepoint,Bournemouth. Mon - Fri: 9-8, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 10:30-4:30 Bretts Pharmacy, ASHLEY HEATH 01425 470982 High Street, Ashley Heath. Mon - Fri: 9-5:30, Sat: 9-1 Morrisons (in Store),VERWOOD 01202 826555 Chiltern Drive, Verwood Mon - Fri: 9-1, 2-8, Sat: 9-1, 2-6, Sun: 10-1 Verwood Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 828499 3, Station Road, Verwood. Mon - Fri: 9-5 V-05/13

Police Stations

Verwood Police Station Non emergencies - 01202 222222


VERWOOD RECYCLING 01202 828083 Somerley, Verwood Road, Ringwood 1 April - 30 Sept: 8am - 7pm 1 Oct - 28 Feb: 8am - 4pm 1 March - 31 March: 8am - 5pm


1 Durrant Road, Bournemouth, 01202 551999 / 0845 790 9090

Verwood Age Concern

Verwood Concert Brass Band Hall, Moorlands Rd Mike Daymond 01202 822549 Monday: 10am - 3.30pm Wednesday: 10am - 3.30pm

School Terms & Holidays

Please Note: School term and holiday dates are usually set over 14 months in advance of the academic year. They are based on a school year of 195 days although individual schools can use 5 of these days for staff training. Parents should contact the individual school to find out when their training days will be. All dates taken from and for Dorset and Hampshire dates that are in white are where days differ for Hampshire. Term/holiday Summer Term: 15 April - 24 (23) July 13 Half Term: 27 May - 31 May 13 Summer Holidays: 25(24) July - 30 Aug 13 (2 Sept 13) Autumn Term: 2 (3) Sept - 20 Dec 13 Half Term: 28 Oct - 1 Nov 13 Christmas Holidays: 23 Dec 13 - 3 Jan 14 Spring Term: 6 Jan - 4 April 14 Half Term: 17 Feb - 21 Feb 14 Easter Holidays: 7 - 21 April 14 UK holidays Summer Bank Holiday: 26 Aug 13 Christmas: 25 & 26 Dec 13 New Year: 1 Jan 14 Easter: 18 - 21 April 14 May Day: 5 May 14 Spring Bank Holiday: 26 May 14 More useful information overleaf



Tallinn Old Town Estonia


ong ago on Toompea Hill, the noble families of Tallinn enjoyed fresh air and stunning views while at their feet, artisans and traders earned their living in dark mysterious lanes. Nowadays, in Estonia’s capital, the hill top welcomes everyone with its lovely esplanades looking down on red gabled roofs, cobbled alleyways, lofty spires and the remains of the city wall. The Baltic Sea glistens in the distance and the chiming of bells mingles with bird song. Up there, two cathedrals beckon, the old Lutheran church with tombs and coats of arms and the modern Russian Orthodox with golden mosaics and onion-shaped domes. Girls in Estonian dress sell roasted almonds on a quiet square and the Old Town, now a World Heritage site, tumbles down the picturesque streets, known as ‘Tallinn’s two legs’. In the humble Danish King’s Garden, they say, Valdemar II rested on his way to Toompea and inspired by a vision of what would become the Danish flag, he led his troops to victory. All around, flowering plants and medieval Guild signs line the meandering steps and alleyways where small

art galleries and craft shops mingle with outdoor cafés and secluded courtyards. Look out for St Nicholas church, famous for its silver and dancing skeletons and St Olav’s which, when it was built in 1500, claimed the world’s tallest spire. The House of the Black Heads Brotherhood was for young unmarried merchants, protected by an African saint, and the ‘Fat Margaret’ tower, named after a cook, is now the Maritime Museum. Now and then, you catch a glimpse of the limestone city wall, dating back to the 13th century, over a mile long altogether and dotted with fairy tale towers, including the ivy-draped Viru Gate, the city’s icon, and the strangelynamed ‘Maidens’ Tower’ where prostitutes were sent to jail. St Catherine’s Passage and the Masters’ Courtyard are awash with ceramics, quilts and handpainted silk, sheer delight for photographers, but gems await on every corner, here a Dominican Priory, there a flour mill, a Great Guildhall and on the Town Hall Square, the oldest pharmacy in Europe. This colourful square has been the heart of town for 800 years. The Gothic Town Hall is a 15th century masterpiece,

some say the best of its kind in Northern Europe, with dragons spouting water from the façade and Old Thomas, the local mascot, perched atop the tower. Pink, red, white or cream, tall merchant houses rise all around, bearing witness to the wealth of the Hanseatic League, a medieval guild which traded from the Baltic to the North Sea. Visitors gaze at the compass rose on the round stone and the great cauldrons of elk soup bubbling under the arcades where traditional restaurants beckon with furcovered chairs. Some seek out the Bishops’ House festooned in apostles’ niches, others make their way to the City’s Museum and its scale model of Tallinn but sooner or later, the bakeries beckon with tempting displays of hand-made chocolates and marzipan, invented right here, in the old pharmacy. According to legend, the pharmacist was ill and the astute apprentice, who had to test all remedies, replaced the bitter herbs with sweet ingredients. Everyone loved it, especially the patients. So in Old Tallinn today, you’ll find marzipan in all shapes and colours and you can even try making your own in a local workshop. by Solange Hando

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Verwood Police Station Wimborne Police Station Crimestoppers Verwood & 3 Legged Cross Neighbourhood Watch

Utilities / Emergencies

01202 222 222 01202 882 345 0800 55 51 11 01202 82 14 14

Local Councils & Agencies

Electricity - Emergency -SSE Emergency Gas - Emergency BT Faultline Water- Brmth & West Hants

0800 36 59 00 08000 72 72 82 0800 11 19 99 0800 80 01 51 01202 590059 0845 2720845 0845 600 3600 08702 41 46 80

East Dorset District Council Dorset County Council Verwood Town Council Wimborne Town Council Colehill Parish Council Environment Agency Floodline(warnings & Advice)

01202 88 62 01 01305 22 10 00 01202 82 08 80 01202 88 16 55 01202 88 77 86 0800 80 70 60 0845 988 11 88

Sewerage – Southern (& water)- Wessex National Emergency

Bournemouth A&E NHS Direct Bournemouth Hospital Poole Hospital Salisbury Hospital

01202 70 41 67 0845 46 47 01202 30 36 26 01202 66 55 11 01722 33 62 62

Train Times / Enquiries National Express Coaches Bournemouth Airport Traveline (Bus, Coach, Ferry & Rail) AA (Automobile Association)

0845 748 49 50 0870 580 80 80 01202 36 40 00 0870 608 26 08 0800 88 77 66

Southampton Hospital

023 8077 72 22 01202 85 64 10

RAC (Royal Automobile Club)

0800 82 82 82

Wilts & Dorset Bus Enquiries

08457 09 08 99


Wimborne Hospital


Citizens Advice Bureau 01202 88 47 38 Visitor Information—Wimborne 01202 88 61 16


Helplines Samaritans Drinkline Careline (Counselling) Carers Line National Debtline RSPCA -Ashley Heath Al-anon (10am-10pm) year round Relate-Dorset & South Wilts

0845 790 90 90 0800 917 82 82 0208 514 11 77 0808 808 77 77 0808 808 40 00 0870 010 18 49 0207 403 0888 01305 26 22 85

Post Offices

VERWOOD 01202 829712 11 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS. Mon,Tues, Thurs & Fri 9 - 1, 2 - 5.30; Wed: 9 -1, Sat 9 - 12.30 CRANBORNE 01725 517221 3 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5PP Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am – 5.30pm Wed, Sat 9am – 12.30pm. Lunch 1pm – 2pm THREE LEGGED CROSS 01202 822002 Verwood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RJ Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 12.30pm


VERWOOD 01202 822972 1, Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS ◄More useful information overleaf

Childline NSPCC National Drugs Helpline Age Concern Seniorline Community Legal Advice Direct Alcoholics Anonymous, 24 hours:

0800 11 11 0808 800 50 00 0800 77 66 00 0800 00 99 66 0808 800 65 65 0845 345 43 45 0845 769 75 55

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 - 1, 2 - 5. Wednesday CLOSED. Fri 10 - 1, 2 - 7. Sat 9 - 1. For younger readers: Rhyme Time, Story Time, Chatterbooks and other activities in the School Holidays. Book Chat Reading Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Various Monthly Adult Group Sessions Monthly Surgeries with District Councillors. Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-in on 1st & 3rd Thursday each month. Comprehensive Information Service inc. Public Computer Network, & Photocopier facilities. Home Library Service for housebound residents.

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Beauty Therapy


Including ELECTROLYSIS, THREAD VEINS ON LEGS & FACE, FACIAL TREATMENTS, C.A.C.I. etc. Highly experienced. Established 32 yrs Pam of ACCENTUATE in Verwood.

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CHIROPODIST Edmondsham Forest School

All aspects of foot care Woodland Nursery & Toddler Group including..... Nail Cutting, Ingrowing After School & Holiday Sessions. Toenails, Callous, Corns, Parent/Grandparent/Child Sessions Verrucae, Etc Home visit by appointment

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01725 517807

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Colour, Styling, Perming, Cutting in the comfort of your own home.

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Accommodation The Beach at Bude Hotel 24 Advertising Roundabout Mags 38,41,45,46 Antique Dealer Millers Antiques 41 Bathrooms/Bedrooms/ Kitchens Brian's Kitchens 11 Dunkley Tiles 33 Beauty, Health & Fitness Accentuate 45 Josie Young-Massage 31 Local Dorset Hospitals 13 Mobile Hair by Julie 45 Range of Motion 23 Sunshine Physique 2 Building Services / Home Improvements Graham Histed 11 JM Installations 33 M.Durrans Builders 1 MC Brickwork 19 Verwood Builders 7 Carpet & Upholst. Cleaners Martin Scammell 11 Central Heating & Plumbing M Jackson Plumbing & Heating 2 RJC Domestic Plumbing 23 Children's Education & Care (inc. Schools & Nurseries) Edmondsham Forest School 45 Verwood Day Nursery 4

Chimney Sweep Oliver Chimney Sweep 40 Chiropody Home Chiropody Visiting 23 Teresa Dimond Chiropodist 45 Computer Services Tec Check 19 Domestic & Office Services 123 Cleaning 1 Driving School 1nfluence Driving School 41 Flooring Contakt Carpets 11 Garden Services & Supplies Fayrewood Trees & Landscapes 37 Fordingbridge Tree & Groundwork 37 Garden Designs 37 Greenthumb Lawncare 37 Lawnman 37 Mobility Equipment A to B Mobility 7 Picture Framer & Photography Studio Fayrewood Frames 31 Restaurants/Takeaways/Pubs The Drovers Inn 15 The Elm Tree 39 Second Hand Sales Verwood Preloved 31

Sewing Machines S. Ford Sewing Machines 31 Soft Furnishings Blindwise 23 The Curtain Cabin 47 Storage SDC Self Storage 7 Surveyors Philip Moses Chartered Surveyors 17 Taxis Turnaround Private Hire 45 Theatre & Film Barrington Theatre 9 Tuition Dorset Guitar Lessons 1 Mrs Bobbie Dawson BA Hons PGCE 45 Upholstery Mike Bowers Upholstery 15 Vehicle & Cycle Services Chips Away John Lucas 17 DLH Cars & Commercials 17,35 Verwood MOT Centre/MMT 48 Window Cleaner Immaculate Exteriors 41 Windows, Conservatories & Repairs AM PM Glazing 29 Dorset Windows 48

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The Curtain Cabin expands its window in Verwood


he Curtain Cabin is now in it’s 6th year in Verwood and has grown to meet demands of the local public. It now not only occupies 3a, Edmondsham Road but also their new larger showroom at number 7 (the old “Fayrewood Gallery”) just 75 yards further down Edmondsham Road. The new showroom

is much larger to accommodate a workroom for making up curtains and accessories. It has also meant that their product range has expanded, with exclusive lighting, lovely bed

linen, ready-made curtains, home accessories, small items of furniture and accessories, wall hangings, etc. Some call it an “Aladdins Cave” with some really unusual and unique wall hangings and accessories. The local public have said “it’s great to have a shop of this kind in the area and it is a definite asset to us”. With hundreds of fabrics within a vast pattern book range, Dawn Moses, owner and designer, together with her team (Anna, Oriana, Steve and Paula) can help design, select fabric and fit any look for window and room dressings. Existing products include bespoke curtain making with any of their fabrics or a customer’s own, curtains and pelmets, cushions and accessories. Blinds (from Roman, Venetian, vertical, roller, panel and the new Duo Roller), supply and fitting tracks and poles, reupholstery of furniture and headboards, voiles and nets, and many more ideas with fabric. Having established a good reputation with emphasis on personal service, Dawn has a dedicated team behind her, all of whom take pride in their work and strive for the very best. Take a look at their website on:

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