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Welcome to the Sussex Views Diamond Jubilee issue. I hope you are not suffering from a “royal” overload, because we have some really interesting articles this month, hopefully you will enjoy them. Also there are some great new businesses opening in the area. Beau (p.3) are opening their first shop in Barrack Lane, selling beautiful things for gifts and the home. And another is A Willamina Creation (opp). I had never heard of “Nappy Cakes” but what a brilliant idea ! They are so pretty, a gift that shows real thought. Don’t miss your opportunity for free entry to the Garden Show on the 15th June. Then on pages 32 onwards there are many events taking place in June including the 6th annual Crazy Golf Championship on the 8th June (p.43) - great fun and cash prizes! Please do mention the magazine to advertisers if you contact them. Have a great June. See you next month

Laura

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE ! View From an Armchair Crossword Gardening in June Tide Table for June Royal Pets Tree Space - A Royal Oak The Royal Connection Clubs & Societies Events & Notices June Calendar

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A June Jubilee Walk The Bognor Sky Chess Computer Tips Recipe - Jubilee Cake Useful Numbers

Cover Photograph © John Swannell/Royal Household/Camera Press

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View from an Armchair Colin Crouch She’s been a great queen, has our Elizabeth. I still remember her as a great princess, holding hands with kid sister Margaret Rose, or holding a spanner as a private in the ATS. I haven’t made my mind up, though, whether in the 21st century we should be asking kings and queens to rule us. It’s not just a question of are they good for us, but also are we good for them? is it fair to push a human being into a lifetime job from birth? Tell any normal teenager that they’ve no choice? That they’ve got to spend their life doing what Mummy or Daddy does? There’d be a rebellion in the family. But I love the idea of royalty. It’s a great word, Royal. While the Americans are stuck with their “US Navy”, we have The Royal Navy. And the Royal Society. And the Royal Academy. The Royal Mint. The Royal Opera. The Royal Mail (for a bit longer perhaps). The Royal Regatta. The Royal Scot. Royal Windsor. The Royal Mile. The Royal Exchange. The Royal Oak. Royal Enfield Motorcycles. Royal Icing. Royal Canin Cat and Dog Food. Yes, it does get a bit over-used, but it’s still a great word. Royal signifies something special. Hans Andersen gave us the story of a young woman who proved her royalty when a pea under her mattress stopped her sleeping. It wasn’t that she was super rich or super beautiful, she was super sensitive. It’s a quality, in a less physical sense, that we would all do well to aim at in a world where commoners mug grannies in the street and Etonian politicians mug grannies in parliament. Sadly though, for hosts of small girls today, being a princess is not a matter of doing anything or acquiring anything. As long as they have long hair, tiaras, stunning figures and fancy clothes, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Cinderella and co., just have to be patient and Prince Charming will do the rest. So Disney makes millions out of servicing the princess industry, and girls who might be making mud pies, or dens, or Lego castles are admiring themselves in mirrors.

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I must be a real curmudgeon to want to spoil fairy tales for children, but Happy Ever After is a dangerous vision for life. The best marriages are rarely made by the people with the prettiest feet, in or out of glass footware. There has to be so much commitment, so much discipline, so much dedication, so much work, so much giving. Queen Elizabeth started out on a hard road in 1952, but she took those qualities with her. She may not know, as one of the world’s richest women, what it is to struggle with the weekly shopping; she may spend more time with jockeys than judges; she may have sent her children to private schools; and they may have given her more than one “annus horribilis” with their waywardness - but for all this she has stayed true to the difficult promises she made half a century ago. For that we owe her a great deal.


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Across 7 Cream cake (6) 8 One who dies for their faith (6) 9 Ready-to-eat food shop (4) 10 Devon favourite (5,3) 11 Exclusive circle of people (7) 13 Common and normal (5) 15 Range or extent (5) 17 Winner's badge (7) 20 North American songbird (8) 21 Deep unconsciousness (4) 23 Vinegar acid (6) 24 Lacking in interest (6)

Down 1 Grassy river valley (4) 2 Fineness of silk or nylon (6) 3 Assistance in time of difficulty (7) 4 Cause to move with force (5) 5 Bread fragments (6) 6 Actor stuck with the same character (8) 12 Jewellery piece (8) 14 Southern Spanish city (7) 16 At a very fast tempo (6) 18 The act of accompanying someone (6) 19 Reflex response to sudden pain (5) 22 Male lion's hair (4)

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GARDENING in June June is a wonderful month, with lots of sunshine, no risk of frost, and plenty of daylight hours to spend in the garden. Things should be really moving now in the garden, especially after the heavy rain we have had so there really is plenty to do. Prepare Tomatoes being moved from greenhouse to outdoors should be conditioned for a few days. Take them out during the day and put them back at night to avoid the shock of a change in climate. Pinch out side shoots and support the plants. If you planted early sweet peas tie them in. Put Straw around strawberries. Plants which have finished flowering can be lifted and divided in June. Now is the time to stake carnations and dahlias to encourage upright growth. Mulch around trees and shrubs to conserve moisture. Mow lawns regularly, but raise blades during any dry weather periods. Plant Purchased and greenhouse raised plants can be planted out this month, but do make sure to water in really well. Sowing should be done in sets to give a succession of fresh salad and vegetables over the coming months. Runner and French beans will develop more strongly now the soil is warmer. In very dry weather, it is a good idea to thoroughly soak the seed drill prior to sowing. June is the final month for planting aquatic plants for a display in their first year. Prune Continue to thin out carrots, parsnips, beetroot and other such plants. This is also the month to thin out plums and apples, but it’s best to wait until after the trees’ natural shedding “June drop” before tackling this job. Prune spring flowering shrubs. Remove suckers from Roses. Cut back on untidy growth of bushes and shrubs and remove unsightly seed heads. ..............And don’t forget when you have done all that weed, weed and weed again after all one years weed is seven years’ seed !

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This tidal information is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office & the UK Hydrographic Office. Crown Copyright. All rights reserved

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The Queens love of animals is well known, perhaps the most immediate that comes to mind are Her Majesty’s Corgis. Corgis were first kept in the Royal Household by King George VI, when in 1933 he bought a puppy from a local kennel called Dookie. Dookie was so popular with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret that a second Corgi was purchased called Jane. Jane had puppies , two of which were kept, Crackers and Carol.....and so the Corgi dynasty was born. On her 18th birthday Princess Elizabeth was given her beloved Susan, and all of the Queens Corgis have been descended from her. Susan famously accompanied the Princess and Duke on their honeymoon to Hampshire, hidden under some rugs in their open carriage as they travelled through London, as the Princess did not want to be parted from her dog.

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Burmese A fine and knowledgeable horsewoman there are many horses, but one in particular stands out the most . Burmese, a 7 year old black mare, was given to Her Majesty by The Royal Canadian mounted Police in 1969. the Queen rode her every year at the trooping of the colour until she retired in 1986, she died in 1990. Her Majesty has ensured the ongoing success of the Royal Stud during her reign, being closely involved in the acquisition of new horses. She has been responsible for a number of major winners in the past 50 years, and has approximately 25 horse in training each year. Her Majesty is regularly seen at race meets, where she is often photographed at her most relaxed...and excited !

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The Tree Space

A Royal Oak (Quercus Robur, the English oak) In 1944 Gaynor Ashton-Gammon arrived with her parents in Normanton Avenue, and two years later, when she was seventeen years old, she planted a tiny twig in her front garden. Today, just twenty years younger than our queen, it is a mighty monarch, an English Oak. Perhaps because of it majestic stature, or perhaps because of its strength, the oak has always been special, but it was in 1652 that King Charles II settled royalty on it by hiding in one after being soundly defeated at the battle of Worcester. Upon his restoration he designated his birthday, May 29, ‘Oak Day’ a public holiday, and since then Royal Oaks have flourished, both as warrior ships for the Royal Navy, and as pubs: Bognor has two, one at Lagness and one, the Pink Pub, at Bersted.

Gaynor planted her little tree some 3 metres from her front door. 18 metres would have been better, and for most of half a century she has shared her home with her son, Jason, and with a giant. She loves it and would have it no other way, despite the autumn leaf-fall and the steady shade. In its latest move to protect our trees with preservation orders, the District Council seems to have missed out on this one, though it is the most notable feature in the road. Let’s hope the Council reconsiders: it may not turn a pleasant suburban street into a royal avenue, but it has certainly given it a crown. (If you know a local tree you think might feature in The Tree Space, please give details to our editor, Laura, on 01798 831476 or e-mail cscrouch@btinternet.com) C.C

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The Queen has attended 35 Royal Variety Performances. Apparently her Royal Highness personally requested Susan Boyle, 2009 contestant on Britains Got Talent.

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The Royal Connection words and pictures by Ken Rimell With the Queens Jubilee this year the editor of Sussex Views asked if I had anything suitable to contribute by way of an article for this special event, so I dug through my old scrapbooks to see what I could find. On leaving the RAF I went into press photography and for many years I enjoyed the daily challenges that the various picture editors I worked for threw at me. Among them were the many ‘Royal’ assignments. I recall the day that The Queen Mother spoke to me, the Duke of Edinburgh swearing (not at me I hasten to ad), after a horse event at Goodwood when the carriage he was driving toppled over and his retort ‘I bet that made a good picture‘ to my lonely camera clad figure by what I considered to be the most difficult and remote part of the course. Many willing hands appeared from nowhere to right the carriage and the Duke was soon on his way again non the worse for wear! The many times I was sent to tackle Prince Charles playing polo at Cowdray Park and the numerous times he fell while following his favourite pursuit. As a regular at this event the security system in place at the time was as follows. The Prince arrives with his valet and Royal detective often in an open top sports car. To the Cowdray Estate the car would be followed by armed Metropolitan Police to the Sussex Border where the local force would take control. Normally about half a dozen of plain clothed police, looking every bit like police would then mingle with the crowd to check out any suspicious looking people, the press included. As a result, I got to know the ‘Sussex’ police boys quite well and a good working relationship soon developed. Us regular cameramen would often be asked to confirm the validity of any non regular press man who turned up to cover the event since in those days we all new each other. The worlds media were there, in the main for just one reason, to see the heir to the throne fall. This he seemed to do on a regular basis ! However the best pictures, at least to me, were the informal ones taken during a chukka break when the Royal would retire to his string of ponies for a towel down and soft drink. This was an area well away from the public, but with a 300mm telephoto lens, and an approving nod from the security screen of ‘plod’ that soon surrounded the prince ample chances were always offered, and appreciated. Prince Charles appeared before my lens on very many occasions, but it was at polo the Royal string came into being. He had fallen from his polo pony in a rather spectacular fashion, just as the game was ending! He remounted and rode back to his enclosure asking his valet to check if any of us media people had got the picture. The valet then asked his private detective to seek out the fortunate photographer by asking the local force to check us out. I did get the picture (of sorts), but since I was the only one to get that tumbler was asked if I would send it to Kensington Palace which I duly did. Having forgotten all about the incident it was a few weeks later while covering a polo match final at Cowdray that Prince Charles way playing again. To my utter astonishment while picturing the prince getting ready for the game to find the same chain reaction went into gear again. The prince may or may not have recognised me but he asked his valet to ask the royal detective to ask the Sussex police to thank me for sending the picture. Noting that the message had got through, I got a royal nod from the prince and the comment that he hoped not to repeat the same performance during this match! Indeed over the years I pictured almost every royal at events in the south. The late Princess Margaret when she attended a private performance at the Chichester Festival Theatre and with her approval the only one of her about to take her seat in the auditorium!


Many royal occasions stand out in my mind. The Queen Mother presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards at Pirbright, for the annual St Patrick's Day Parade, she took delight at the regiments mascot, a huge Irish Wolfhound, as it munched it’s way through a highly polished tray of the plants much to the chagrin of the gravel voiced Regimental Sergeant Major who along with several senior army personnel suffered an attack of apoplexy.The Queen Mother enjoying the animals mis-demeanor was laughing leaving the army brass to nervously join the humour! To me the most charming of all the Royals has to be the late Queen Mother. I was sent to picture an evening of light music at the home of John Paul Getty at his Guildford Home of Sutton Place. Getty, an American who had amassed a fortune was somewhat of a recluse and hated any media attention, but had invited The Queen Mother to share his love of violin music from Yehudi Menuhin on a lovely summers evening. Since it was a private event The Royal Press office had granted two press passes for the event, and I was one of the lucky ones. In those days there was certain protocol to be adhered to in photographing the Queen Mother. Certainly no pictures of her talking or eating (I think due to a dentistry problem), and no flash pictures and should she stop and talk to either one of us photographers (highly unlikely the Royal Press Officer assured us), we were to only reply and bow respectfully! Sutton Place is a huge mansion. Its central hall leads off to the dozens of rooms, these are joined by internal doors. We were asked to pick a particular room and not move. If we were lucky enough to get a Royal visit all well and good. I picked my room, filled with priceless paintings and hedging my bets that this would be the room she would visit, stood back and waited. I have no idea where the other photographer went and nervously pondered if he would get the picture and not me, the tension rose. The internal doors kept opening and closing as staff checked all was well in each room. I was about to give up hope when one of the doors slowly opened, for what seemed like the umpteenth time, I took the initiative to peer around to see who it was this time and possibly seek information on where the Queen Mother might be. The shock at what confronted me sent a cold shiver down my back as none other than the Queen Mother entered, our faces meeting in an instant. Her ‘hello’ to me was responded with a similar remark followed by the regularity ‘Mam’ and bowing respectfully and thinking that was it and to get my cameras into action found I was utterly flabbergasted when she asked if I was getting all the pictures I required. With the Royal Press Officer now within eye shot, and bearing his remarks in mind and the possible wrath that may follow it was now or never so throwing caution out of the window I replied that I wasn’t. In her charming way she organised a photoshoot roping with publicity shy Paul Getty allowing me ample time to take plenty of pictures an event I shall always remember. With time up she even bothered to ask me if I had enough pictures, and my reply that I had was greeted with a smile. I often ponder today on how all those years ago we carried heavy bags in which were packed cameras and lenses to cope will all sorts of assignments. Today, at least for me, those heavy bags are long gone along with the cameras and all I have is a small digital camera which slips into my pocket, but then there is no art in digital , the camera today does it all!

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The Queen has given out approximately 90,000 Christmas puddings to staff continuing the custom of King George V & King George VI. In 1999 they were provided by Tesco and the total bill was ÂŁ9000 after a discount of ÂŁ2000 was negotiated Mrs Elizabeth Windsor would have been entitled to 9000 clubcard points, enough for a weekend in Brussels !

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Clubs / Societies THE R.A.F.A. CLUB New members welcome - no need to be Ex - Service. Great facilities including a fully stocked bar with a choice of real ale. Restaurant. And full size Snooker table. Waterloo Square - 01243 865615 Events in June at the RAFA Club: 2nd Saturday ~ Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebration Night 5th Tuesday ~ Quiz Night 7th Thursday ~ WAAF’s AGM and buffet lunch 9th Saturday ~“Higher Ground” Themed Summer Holidays Night 13th Wednesday ~ RAFA Secretary General, Jane Easton. 16th Saturday ~ Mad RAFA Tea Party. DJ Ron Clarke entertains 19th Tuesday ~ “Open Mic” Perform to a live audience 23rd Saturday ~ RAFA Open day. Come and see what we do 24th Sunday ~ Armed Forces Day, Waterloo Square 27th Wednesday ~ Reading Group at 11.30am 30th Saturday ~ Guitarist/Singer Steve Williams performs

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - 20 HEWARTS LANE – 01243 262645 THE BOGNOR REGIS PROBUS CLUB Offers friendship & fellowship to all retired business & professional men, especially those recently retired who may be missing the companionship of the work place. Social time at the bar is followed by a three course lunch, brief business & a speaker. Every third Wednesday in the month at the Inglenook Hotel, Pagham Road. For more information: Wilf Archer (Secretary) 01243 821388

BOGNOR REGIS RECORDED MUSIC CLUB Lectures given by knowledgeable enthusiasts to accompany a themed programme of classical music CDs played on excellent equipment. Meetings every two weeks from 7.30pm until 10.00pm. For more details 01243 827358

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - 5, CLIFTON ROAD - 01243 865974 New members welcome - no need to be Ex-Service. Fully equipped club and kitchen facilities. We have a social event every night of the week! We wish to invite all regimental associations who wish to have somewhere as a meeting place to contact us.

BOGNOR REGIS ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION The Bognor Regis R.N.A. meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Royal British Legion, Clifton Road. All ex - Royal Navy, Royal Marines, WRNS and QARRNS are eligible to join. All serving personnel are welcome as well. Hon secretary Shipmate Jim Peskett 07918024362 or jim882898@gmail.com BOGNOR REGIS ROTARY CLUB is an organisation which raises funds to help local causes together with the help of other Rotary Clubs. As well as fund raising activities, Rotary clubs enjoy having fun whilst putting something back into the community. Anyone interested in joining Rotary, who feel they could support and contribute to it’s many activities, or anyone wanting more information please visit our website www.bognorrotaryclub.org or phone 01243 866139

ALDWICK BELL RINGERS - St RICHARD’S CHURCH, GOSSAMER LANE We ring on Sundays from 9.50 to 10.25 a.m. and practice on Tuesdays from 7.30 to 9.00p.m. New members welcome. Call Richard Jeffery - 01243 822647 - for further details.

BOGNOR REGIS LIONS CLUB - SERVING THE COMMUNITY For membership and other information contact - 01243 837386 - Or visit www.bognorlions.co.uk Hiring the Rowland Rank Centre contact 01243 261358

PAGHAM F.C. Clubhouse available for hire for private functions. Membership still available for new members. We are also looking for volunteers to help with various jobs during the week and on match days. If you enjoy football and can spare a few hours a week please call in to the Club or contact us on : 01243 266112 - 07760771099 - paghamfootballclub@btconnect.com

NAUTICAL TRAINING CORPS - TS Montrose TS Montrose is the local unit of the Nautical Training Corps, a uniformed youth organisation aiming to help young people develop their full potential through nautically based training. We meet every Monday evening from 7-9pm at Rose Green Junior School, Raleigh Road. Boys and girls welcome, ages 8 - 18. Activities include rifle shooting, camps, games & kayaking. See www.ntc.org.uk/montrose for more details or email; montrose@ntc.org.uk 36


BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB The Club has been in existence for over forty years, providing high quality training for dogs and owners. The Club is affiliated to the Kennel Club of Great Britain and has to meet strict criteria. Training classes take place every Thursday and Friday evenings, at the Felpham Village Memorial Hall, Vicarage Lane, Felpham. The precise times being dependant on the class. Club Secretary Hilary Sykes - 01243 860083 or visit www.bognordogclub.org.uk

REGIS ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB Are you interested in music? Can you play, or are you just interested in listening to a wide range of light classics, jazz, big bands, general standards, pop etc. Come along to one of our concerts. Last Wednesday of each month at 7.00 for 7.30pm. A wide variety of internationally recognised organists & keyboard players perform for us. We also arrange other events during the year. Contact 01243 824070 or email : sueandjohn.scott@talktalk.net

SOUTHDOWNS ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (S.D.A.S) is a friendly and informal way of meeting others with similar interests and of learning more about the science and fun of astronomy. Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month at 7.30pm (not August) at The Chichester Planetarium. We also have lectures. Visitors and prospective members, including complete beginners, are all welcome. For more information please contact Mark Ford (Chairman) 01903 782378. www.southdownsas.org.uk

ARUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED Meet every Sunday at The Arena Sports Centre in Bognor Regis at 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. Except August. New members welcome to take part in Archery, Short Mat Bowls, Boccica, Darts, New Age Curling, Pistol Shooting, Table Snooker Come and make new friends. For more info : 01243 828695 or email: peterwells@kyoto.force9.co.uk

THE BOGNOR REGIS MODEL RAILWAY CLUB is a friendly and informal group who meet every Tuesday between 7.00-10pm at our clubrooms within the grounds of Aldingbourne Community Sports Centre in Olivers Meadow, Aldingbourne. PO20 3YA. Specialist groups meet through the rest of the week. We welcome anyone who models in any gauge or scale. Members range from 8 to 80’s. On the last Saturday of the month our new Junior section gather to play trains and learn how to build layouts. The club exhibits layouts at model railway shows throughout the South East of England. Contact Richard Rundle for more info including subscription rates. 01243 261641 - email: Richard@rgrphotography.co.uk

WALBERTON DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY. Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 1.30pm, in Yapton Village Hall. A presentations by an expert is given on a variety of subjects e.g. painting, sculpture, embroidery etc. In addition tours to museums & places of interest & social events are organized. Guests are welcome at a charge of ÂŁ5, but please advise beforehand. All enquiries inc. membership please contact Mr Nigel Jolley - 01243 542487 email : nigeljolley10@hotmail.co.uk 26th June - Monica Bohm- Duchen ~ Not So Gentle ? War and Conflict in the art of Henry Moore

BOGNOR REGIS STAMP CLUB Meets every fourth Tuesday of each month at the Methodist Church Hall, Bognor Regis Town Centre at 7pm - all would be very welcome. Free talks and displays given to schools. Contact Ken Stone 01243 837590 email:knnstn@aol.co.uk

CHICHESTER & BOGNOR REGIS OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP: meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month , excluding January, at 7.00pm in the Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital Restaurant. Further information available from Pat Alderton 01243 822615

BOGNOR REGIS ART SOCIETY meet at the Jubilee Hall, Chalcraft Lane, N. Bersted, twice a month on Saturdays for demonstrations by professional artists & workshops. Summer Exhibition 27th July - 3rd August at the Norfolk Centre, Arundel For more details phone : 01243 830116 / 01243 825672

Would you like to make friends and help others? If the answer is yes - The Bognor Regis Time Bank would like to hear from you. The Bognor Regis Time Bank is a way to make new friends and help others and be rewarded for it. For every hour of time you spend helping someone else you receive one time credit. This credit can then be exchanged when you need something. You might offer or receive these sorts of skills: companionship, baking, cleaning, dog walking, computing, gardening, sewing, knitting, simple DIY, shopping, exercise, massage and much more. Anyone over 18 can join and we also welcome group membership. If you would like to know more please ring: 01243 864220 or email: timebank.br@cvs-arunwide.org.uk, or look us up on the web: www.cvs-arunwide.org.uk/projects 37


ROSE GREEN WI We meet at Mosse Memorial Hall, St Richards Way, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm PAGHAM HARBOUR WI We meet at the United Reform Church Hall, Pagham on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 9.45am - 12.15pm.

NORTH BERSTED VILLAGE WI Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month 2.45pm at the Jubilee Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane .

BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Meets At: Jubilee Hall, Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, Bognor Regis, PO21 5TU. Fourth Thursday every month except December at 7.30. Activities : Speakers, outings, plant sales, members show. Contact: Miss Pat Alderton, Tel: 01243 822615. Email: info@brhortsoc.co.uk

WEST BOGNOR FLOWER CLUBA thriving club which meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Mosse Hall, St Richards Way. 2-4.30pm.Each month there is a demonstrator. Tea & biscuits available. More info 01243 264659.

BOGNOR COUNTRYSIDE AMBLERS we are a small walking club, meeting most week of the year for outings of usually 4 to 5 miles, at a more leisurely pace than our ramble cousins, and finishing at a country Inn. A programme of walks and activities is published every 4 moths all for £3 annual subscription. Should you be interested please contact Mike Chart on 01243 829198 email: countryamblers@hotmail.co.uk

BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT RAMBLING CLUB Would you like to join a small, mixed , friendly group for walks of about 8 miles every Sunday? We meet at either Barnham or Chichester station car parks for those without a car or to share lifts. For more information, please phone 01243 861097 or 553238 or visit www.bognordistrictramblers.co.uk JUST FOR MEN at Bognor Regis Youth & Community Centre, Westloats Lane. Wednesdays 1.30pm-4.00pm , Coffee and a chat . More info: 01243 870406

THE ALDWICK PRESERVATION SOCIETY The Aldwick Preservation Society, a local registered charity that owns and maintains the Aldwick Duck Pond and its surrounds. Become a Lifetime Member for a subscription of only £10.00. Our aim is to preserve and protect Aldwick to the best of our ability; and to see that any changes enhance rather than detract from its charm. We hold social events throughout the year. Telephone: Tony Smith, Chairman, on 01243 827163 www.aldwickpreservation.org

NYETIMBER SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB. Meet at Pagham Village Hall on Monday evenings from 6.30 - 10.30pm, Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2 - 6pm. Come along and meet us or contact the Secretary Afke Booker on 01243 261350

ARUN DISTRICT INDOOR BOWLS CLUB - Nyewood Lane, (next to Bognor Football Club) Winter and Summer Bowling in an air conditioned environment. We also have a thriving social club, with a well stocked bar and catering facilities. We also regularly hold special events. For more information : 01243 865091

BOGNOR REGIS BOWLS CLUB Founded in 1923. Situated in Waterloo Square. New members always welcome, whether established or new bowlers wishing to take part in this popular sport. Free coaching available on Tuesday mornings 10.am - 12noon, during the season. April to the end of September. For more information contact the Club Secretary on 01243 865567

PAGHAM BOWLS CLUB Would you like to learn to play bowls on our outdoor greens in Swansea Gardens? Every Tuesday from the 15th May 10.00 until 11.30am we offer free bowls coaching by our qualified coach. Swansea Gardens are off Victoria Road North, Bognor Regis.

PAGHAM BADMINTON CLUB The club meets every Tuesday from 8.00pm - 10.30pm in the Pagham Village Hall. New Club Standard players would be welcomed fro this small but friendly club. Contact Stuart on 01243 828961

TONE ZONE RUNNERS We are a friendly running club based at the Arun Leisure Centre in Felpham. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm.Experienced runners are welcome to join at any time. Beginners can join in January, when we offer a course to get you started more information: www.tonezonerunners.org

BOGNOR LAWN TENNIS CLUB Whether you are a beginner or want to improve your game, our club offers some of the area’s finest tennis facilities:We have 5 hard courts, 2 of which are floodlit and we will give you a friendly welcome. Coaching also available for all levels. Please do call our membership secretary for a chat: Janine Ridley: 01243 849351 or email janine@thomaszz.freeserve.co.uk 38


PAGHAM CHESTNUTS CLUB We are a club for over 55’s that meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at St Ninians Church Hall 2.00 - 4.00p.m. Minibus available if transport is needed

PAGHAM & DISTRICT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION Coffee mornings , Pagham Village Hall 10am - 11.30am . 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. EVERYBODY WELCOME

THE PAGHAM UNITED REFORMED CHURCH A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Pagham United Reformed Church (formerly St.Ninian’s URC) Pagham Road, Pagham , every Sunday for worship at 10.45am.And after we enjoy tea and a chat - we look forward to seeing you there.

CONCORDE is a friendship club for the over 45's for Widowed, Divorced and Single People, who seek friendship to go out for meals, theatre trips, card evenings and much more. We also have a jazz club and an art group, come and join us. Meet for a chat every Tuesday at 8.00 pm at The Walnut Tree Public House, Runcton, Near Chichester. Tel: Eileen on 01243 575083.

GROVE HOUSE PATIENT GROUP Come to one of our occasional group meetings to hear how we fundraise for equipment, transport and health talks for the benefit of the patients of Grove House and Arthur Griffiths surgeries. A friendly group, we’re always looking for new volunteers and ideas, so, for more information, please call 01243 264094

FRIENDS OF WEST MEADS SURGERY - BEFRIENDERS GROUP A free Social Group for tea and a chat . We meet on the first Wednesday of every month 12.00 - 2.00pm at West Meads Surgery. All WMS Patients Welcome For anybody wanting company, carers, bereaved, lonely or just new to the area. Leading to Talks, Outings, Lunches, Activities.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Come and join a friendly social evening club, held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly at the Methodist Church Hall, Bognor Regis at 7pm.We have diverse speakers each evening and a very warm welcome awaits you. WILLOWHALE FARM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - including Allotments & Neighbouring Roads Coffee mornings at the Aldwick Parish Council Offices, 88 Pryors Lane. Every Friday between 10.00am & 12.00 noon. Except : 8th June, 28th Sept, 5th Oct, 16th November. The last Willows of 2012 will be held on 14th December Come in for a coffee & a chat. Use the board games or just meet friends, new or old. There is no charge. And if you need help on a subject we will try to give you the contact details which may help. We can also help you write letters, cards and show you how to use a computer or a mobile phone. The WFRA is a not for profit voluntary association. Members of the National Organisation of Residents Associations. www.willowhaleresidents.co.uk - email : wfra@hotmail.co.uk - 01243 265046

PAGHAM ASSOCIATION FOR THE ELDERLY Serving Pagham and neighbouring areas. Coffee Mornings alternate Wednesdays 10-11.30, at St Ninians Church Hall. Next mornings are on the 13th & 27th June.50p entrance. Transport provided if needed. Also social events organised. Ring 01243 263772

WILLOWHALE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - Pryors Lane Serving the Willowhale Community and the surrounding areas. We provide a variety of activities with emphasis on Health & Fitness, particularly Carpet bowls, Exercises, Bingo, Tai Chi, Pilates and Aerobics, where necessary all under the watchful eyes of qualified personnel. For more information please contact Tom Green (Secretary) 01243 265115 .

WEST MEADS COFFEE TIME Every Thursday 10.00am - 12pm .West Meads Community Hall. No charge, but a donation welcome for the Bognor Regis Hospital is welcome. All Welcome - Tea, Coffee & delicious homemade cakes

COFFEE POT MORNING Tuesdays 10-12pm at the Aldwick Parish Council Offices. Proceeds to St Wilfrid’s hospice.

The Laburnum Centre, Lyon Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1UX ~ 01243 827185 Activity Centre for over 50’s with 40 + activities & Gymnasium Cooked lunch 2 courses £4.50 Membership £25.00 per 6 months or Day Visitor ticket £1.50 Monday - Friday 9.20 - 4.30pm Saturday 10am-2.00pm (pop in café only)

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BOGNOR REGIS MILITARY MODELLING & WARGAMING SOCIETY - A friendly & informal club meeting every Monday at 7.30 - 22.30 (except Bank Holidays) at West Meads Community Hall, The Precinct. New members can visit 3 times, then there is a yearly membership fee of £2.50, a nightly sub of £2.00 if you attend. Bring a kit with you if you wish. Ages span from late teens to 80’s. On club nights refreshments are available. Also trips to model shows are organised to display our models. Nick Sandford - 07778 587734 - or email: nick_sandford@hotmail.com.

BOGNOR REGIS THEATRE CLUB Interested in visiting local theatres?(Southampton, Brighton, Guildford etc.), and club nights at Riverside Caravan Centre, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, in the winter months. Contact Jean Garrard 01243 262654 ~ Betty Clark 01243 825362

WEST MEADS ARTS & CRAFTS GROUP - Meeting on Friday afternoons at 2pm.Every month except August. Everyone follows their own interest accompanied by chatter and laughter. A cup of tea, a cake and a raffle are provided all for £1 per session. A Sale of Work takes place during the year and 1/2 the proceeds are donated to a nominated charity. The other 1/2 to the Hall. Thank you for all your generous donations of wool and craft materials. These can be delivered to 2, Regents Way, West Meads. Possibly collection can be arranged by telephoning 01243 842576.

LANGUAGE CAFÉ FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS We meet every Wednesday at the William Hardwicke, High Street, Bognor. Between 10.00am - 11.30am. A new group for anybody who enjoys getting together with others to speak French - all levels welcome!! No membership cost or subscription.

WESTMEADS DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB We meet every Thursday afternoon 1.15pm - 5.00pm at West Meads Community Hall, to play Duplicate Bridge. We are a friendly group. Why not join us? you would be made most welcome. For more information please contact:-Mrs Ray Atwell 01243 544407

Bridge and Snooker – THE BOGNOR CLUB The Bognor Club at 2, Sudley Road offers comfortable and friendly bridge and snooker facilities. The Club holds duplicate Bridge sessions on Monday evenings, Tuesday afternoons and evenings, Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons and alternate Saturday evenings. Teams Bridge is played on Wednesday evenings and one Sunday a month. Sessions are for established players but classes are planned for 2012 .Courses will cost £2.50 per session and will run over 10 weeks. If you are interested in classes then please contact the Secretary, 01243 824447 or email: email@ronbar1.co.uk. The atmosphere is very much one of a traditional ‘gentlemen’s club’ ( but, of course, ladies are welcome! ). Although there is an internal competition, the majority of play is social snooker. See our web site for details http://www.bridgewebs.com/thebognorclub/. Potential members should contact: Jasmine 07934 762020 / 01243 782703 Allan Luckin - email: a_luckin@sky.com or 01903 714778

THE ARUN SOUNDS Do you find it easy to reach high notes or do you prefer to sing the low notes? The Arun Sounds chorus is looking for ladies who like to sing at the high end (tenor) and also those who like to take the low notes (bass) to join their friendly singing group. You do not need to read music but just enjoy singing. For more details please phone 01243 826448. or visit www.thearunsounds.co.uk ~ The Arun Sounds supports The Sussex Snowdrop Trust ~

THE BOGNOR REGIS DANCE ENSEMBLE is an associated group of the Society of International Dancing. The aim is to promote & increase local opportunities to learn & enjoy Folk Dancing. All new members, children or adults are warmly welcomed. No previous experience is needed. Held at the Willowhale Community Centre. For more information please phone 01243 265010 or www.interfolk.co.uk.

BOGNOR CHESS CLUB Fridays from 7pm at The Bognor Club, 2 Sudley Road, B.R.. All levels welcome. 1st two weeks free, so come along and see. Friendly and/or serious games. Club, League and County matches available. Info from Sec. Donald Close 01243 267037. Internet www.bognorandarunchessclub.co.uk

BOGNOR CROQUET CLUB We are a warm friendly club who meet regularly from Spring until late Autumn. We are looking for new members, no experience necessary. Anyone interested in having a go please contact Mags Baines 01243 266140

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BOGNOR REGIS U3A U3A is for anyone no longer in full time employment. The organisation is run by members for members. U3A stands for University of the Third Age however this is not a university in the full sense of the word as you need no experience, you need not be expert in anything. Retired – working part-time and have time on your hands and looking for something to keep your mind and body active, then come along to learn more ? As we look forward to the spring we have many courses suitable for all abilities. Thinking of your summer holidays how about Languages, we have French, Spanish, German and Italian. We have healthy activities, such as Keep Fit, Table Tennis and Walking. We have handicrafts. Luncheon Groups in addition to trips and visits. You can also appreciate, wine, music and opera. Finally members can obtain a discount at the Picturedrome for some of their Live Events. These are just some of the courses that we currently organise. There are no set fees for courses just a simple £15 annual fee, and some small charges for some of the events if you wish to partake. Visit our website www.bognorregisu3a.org.uk for more details.

THE BRITISH SUGARCRAFT GUILD - BOGNOR REGIS BRANCH A group formed in 1991 for anyone who is interested in cake decorating. Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm. It will be our AGM followed by a demonstration of “Modelling” by Jennie Jamieson at the Community Centre, Chalcraft lane PO21 5TU Also a Children's Club “Cygnets” meets4 times a year on a Saturday am. Information : Mrs Ros Parker 01243 827027

ALDWICK QUILTERS Meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10am at the Pagham United Reformed Church (formerly St Ninian’s). Meetings can be sewing bees, learning new techniques of patchwork and quilting, demonstrations, workshops etc. Refreshments, raffle, library. Enquiries 01243 265960 S.A.T GROUP A social club for widowed or divorced men and women, aged 50 plus, living in the PO21 postcode area. If you would like to meet new people for social outings, meals etc, then come along to one of our meetings. They are on the first Saturday of every month. email: s.a.t.group@btinternet.com phone : Marian:07926 169404 - Pat: 07801 102513 - Ray 0788 192 3875 FELPHAM SINGLES Social night for over 45’s who are divorced, single or widowed. Club meets on the first Monday of every month (except June) and is fun, friendly and free! The George Inn, Felpham. Next meeting Monday 4th June at 8pm Contact Anne : 01243 821530 email : felphamsingles@sunsport.fsnet.com or visit : www.felphamsingles.yolasite.com

THE BOGNOR REGIS MUSIC CLUB - 2 Sudley Road. was formed in 1977 to promote the performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music for members and visitors. Recitals are held in Regency-style premises, boasting a minstrels' gallery. The concert room is on the first floor, approached by shallow stairs with handrails on either side. 2nd June - Arundo Trio. Alison Woodward (bassoon), Suzie Shrubb (oboe) and Karen Kingsley. Entrance on the door £7 members, £9 visitors 16th June Last Night production of “The Sunshine Girl” an Edwardian musical by Paul A Rubens. With a story line based on the Port Sunlight soap factory, this musical introduced the tango to British audiences. Entrance on the door £6 members £8 visitors, light refreshments included. Do come and try out the Club you can be assured of a warm welcome and high quality performances. Half price entrance for students (under 25), children free (under 12) . All concerts start at 7.30pm For more information contact : Chris Coote 01243 773276. Tangmere House, Tangmere, PO20 2HB. email: chris@cootefamily.co.uk. - www.BognorRegisMusic.org.uk. BOGNOR REGIS CAMERA CLUB has been established since 1947 and brings together people with a common interest in photography. Our members, of broad age range and ability, work mainly digitally and would give help and guidance. They enjoy a varied and stimulating programme of guest speakers, internal and external competitions, practical and creative sessions and a valuable exchange of ideas. There is also a programme of Social events. If you like the idea of a friendly club with photography as its common interest or wish to join a club to progress your interest in photography then B.R.C.C. can certainly meet your needs. Visitors are always welcome. For details of our complete programme for the season ahead and all other information visit our website www.bognorregiscameraclub.org.uk or telephone Paul Day (secretary) 01243 866451 BERSTED GREEN CRAFT GROUP Enjoy an afternoon of craft. Share your skills, learn new skills. Some materials provided. Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Patchwork, Knitting & Crocheting, Scrapbooking. Bersted Green Learning Centre, Hazel Road, PO22 9DZ. £1 including refreshments . 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information please phone Eileen Rogers 07926 807816

THE WALBERTON VILLAGE COMPUTER CLUB Home computer users of all levels are very welcome at this friendly club. We meet in Walberton Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. 7.30pm to 10.pm - £1.00. The first meeting of each month is a presentation given by a member or visiting speaker. The second meeting starts with an informal chat, discussing any problems amongst the group. You are very welcome to bring along your computer if you are having a problem. Further information can be found on www.wvcc.org.uk 41


17 June 2012 – 11am – 4pm Community Centre, Jubilee Field, Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted PO21 5TU. Dog Show, Classic Cars, Model Trains, Bouncy Castle and Car Boot. Displays by The Wonder Girls, 2351 Bognor Regis Air Cadets Band, Alt Path Gymnastics, Bersted Carpet Bowls Club, Bognor Regis Art Society. Refreshments, Mini Olympics, Raffle, competitions and much more. For info call 01243 842221 or email deputy@bersted-pc.gov.uk.

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ARMED FORCES DAY 2012 AT BOGNOR REGIS 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday 24 June 2012 This event is to mark national Armed Forces Day, organised by local ex-Service associations, cadet groups and Bognor Regis Town Council. It will include bands, exhibitions and air & sea displays in Waterloo Square Gardens and Bognor Regis Pier area. This event coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Formation of the RAF Regiment and the 30th Anniversary of The Falklands Conflict. Any ex-Service personnel wishing to be presented with a Veteran’s Badge on the day should leave their contact details at the RAFA Club, Bognor Regis (Tel: 01243 865615) or visit www.veterans-uk.info as soon as possible – this opportunity is also available for previously unpresented medals.

The Friends of Bersted Green Surgery present a Health Information Talk

“Why Weight” at the Bersted Green Surgery, Durlston Drive. Thursday 21st June at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) speaker Lindsey Durling from The Bariatric Consultancy Ltd You don’t need to belong to the surgery to attend Free Entry for more information : Anne Naylor - 01243 265079 Why Weight is the NHS West Sussex's new service designed for people who have always struggled with loosing weight and maintaining it. It is not about dieting, restricting food or spending hours in the gym. This new NHS West Sussex service is about making positive lifelong changes around food and lifestyle.

Bognor Regis & District Dog Training Club Companion Show Sunday 10th June at Jubilee Fields, Chalcraft Lane, N.Bersted, PO21 5UB Judging starts at 1-00pm, Entries from 11.30am Entry £2 per dog/class entry and £1 subsequently All Classes, Breed, Obedience and Novelty also the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award Many Stalls, Refreshments, Raffle and much more More info: Chris 01243 820155 or visit www.bognordogclub.org.uk 43


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Saturday 2nd June 2012 at 10pm Avisford Park, Nyetimber Lane, Aldwick Aldwick Parish council are presenting this event and invite everyone to join in this celebration. There will be at 9.30 a selection of music played by ‘TS Implacable’. Following this there will be a breathtaking display of patriotic coloured fireworks with spectacular formations to excite and delight in a choreographed display. There will also be a voluntary collection for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust. Care at home for children life threatening or terminal illnesses.

Bersted Parish Council Public Meeting about Bersted Neighbourhood Development Plan - Friday 8th June and Thursday 21st June both 7 – 9pm at The Community Centre, Chalcraft lane, North Bersted PO21 5TU

After a successful Table Top Sale earlier this year the Bognor Regis Methodist Church is having another one on the 7th July. The event will take place in the church hall from 10-12.30pm. Price per table is £7.50. If you would like to book a table or want further information please contact Tony Poland on 07590550964. The Friends of St Thomas á Becket Church Present

PAGHAM OPEN GARDENS Come and enjoy a variety of gardens around our village Sunday 24th June 2012 from 1.30 – 5.00 p.m Plant Sales & Refreshments Further information: www.paghamchurch.co.uk – Tel: 01243 263560 Tickets from: The Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane, Pagham, PO21 3JT 44


Don’t miss what promises to be a thrilling evening on the beach off Pagham Yacht Club on Wednesday 11th July at 6.00p.m. A “Tyne” class all weather lifeboat from Selsey, an Atlantic 75 class from Littlehampton, the coast guards ASR BellAugusta Helicopter and the Coastguard Patrol will give their exciting display. Pagham Yacht Club will be open to Non-Members on the day and will have a Bar-B-Q on the beach, the Bar will also be open in the Club. So bring the family and come and witness a spectacular event and have a great evening! The R.N.L.I is funded by voluntary contributions with no input from Whitehall, there will be a collection made before and after the display, please dig deep to support this invaluable life - saving service. Also please note that all the craft and personnel taking part are on “Radio Call” and may be diverted, especially the helicopter, to a real call out at a moments notice !

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Willowhale Farm Residents Association (WFRA) and Places for People (PfP) are making excellent progress in the development of the Jubilee Garden, but you can still help ! Donations of things for the garden are still welcome. Or maybe you would like to donate some time to help make the garden ? Saturday June 16th is the day to put in your diaries, come along and lend a hand to help make what will be a quiet haven for the community to enjoy.The Garden is open all day between 12.30 - 1.30 will be officially opened by Nick Gibb MP, who is the Schools Minister, and our local MP. Also some of the designers from Rose Green Infant School will be in attendance. Please come and support this Local Community Project .

Saturday 30th June at 2.00pm South Bersted Church Hall, Bersted Street, (behind Bognor Hospital)

WIN £50 Raffle, Tombola, Bottle Stall, Books, Toys, Children’s Games Crafts, Gifts, Bric-a-brac, Cakes, Refreshments, Plants Sing Joyfully! Saturday 16th June 2012, 7.30pm, Selsey Methodist Church. Chichester Voices present a concert in aid of the

Friends of Chichester Hospitals’ Eye Appeal for St Richard’s. Music by Byrd, Purcell, Wesley, Stanford, Rutter and Chilcott. Tickets, £7.00, Tel: 01243-603078 or 07976-917271, email admin@friendsofchichesterhospitals.org.uk. The Friends are funding over £350,000 of equipment for St Richard’s Eye Day Surgery Unit, and thousands of patients in this area are already benefiting from a local service with state of the art diagnostic and surgical equipment. “Chichester Voices are well known for their superb concerts, and varied repertoire of sacred music,” said Friends’ chairman, Jane Ramage, “ and we really appreciate their gift of time and talent to our Eye Appeal.”

Pagham Chestnut Club are collecting for their Annual Jumble Sale on August 16th, if you have anything to donate please ring for collection - 264622

PAGHAM & DISTRICT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION Residents Association Afternoon Tea Pagham Village Hall Saturday June 30th 2.00 - 4.00 Savouries, Scone & Cream plus cake and a pot of tea only £5.00 All proceeds to the upkeep of the Residents Minibus 46


6th OPEN CHARITY

CHAMPIONSHIP In Aid of Lions Local Charities

Friday 8th June 2012 from 6 to 9pm At the Mini Golf Complex, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis By kind permission of Paul Tiernan Teams of four people fro the age of 10 upwards. Must be at least one adult in the team. Cost £5 each or £20 a team. Cheques payable to ‘Bognor Lions Club’.

Individual prizes: 1st £80, 2nd £40 and 3rd place £20. £80 for best team. 3 out of 4 scores to count on each hole. Any individual entries will be made into a team on the night. Rules will be given on the night in the score card. Umpires/Marshalls decisions on the night will be final.

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Rule Britannia - a Diamond Jubilee Variety Show. This will be packed with a cornucopia of entertainment including old time musical, melodrama, songs from the late 40s and early 50s with plenty of opportunity to sing along and join in the fun. You are invited to dress in costumes of the period. The celebrations will take the form of an indoor street party with a finger buffet 16th June 2012 at 7.30pm & 17th June at 3.30pm At Felpham Village hall, Vicarage Lane, Felpham. PO22 7DZ Tickets £10 (including food) from Bernard Taylor on 0845 680 4758 / email: info@regisplayers.com 47


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What’s on in June Events in red are weekly, please check full club listings for more details

St Richards Toddlers Gossamer Lane Aldwick We meet in Church first at 1.30pm - 3.00pm Thursdays. All Mums & Dads /Carers with children under 5 are welcome at this small friendly group. contact Jo Farmer 01243 268943 hawthorn68@tesco.net

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The first football match The Queen visited was the 1953 FA Cup Final, a month before her Coronation. Also known as the “Matthews Final� because of the outstanding performance by Blackpool Winger Stanley Matthews. Blackpool beat Bolton Wanderers 4-3

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Roger Burgess What to look for in June The summer solstice takes place on June 20 at 23:09 this is also the longest period of dayight in 2012, after this the hours of daylight will slowly reduce at first gradually getting faster until the equinox on 22 September. The main interest for astronomers this month is the transit of Venus. A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is almost four times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth. Observations of transits of Venus helped scientists use the principle of parallax to calculate the distance between the Sun and the Earth. Venus will cross the face of the sun on the 5th and 6th of June. Unfortunately in this country the transit will only be visible from sunrise (04:51) on the 6th of June and will have ended by 05:5. The last transit of Venus was in 2004 before that 6 th December 1882, the next transits will be in December 2117 and December 2125.

Photo of Venus crossing the sun on 8 th June 2004 The transit should only be viewed through a telescope or binoculars by projecting the suns image onto a piece of white paper or card the sun WILL damage your eyes if view directly through the optics.

Another subject to view, Noctilucent clouds are observer able at this time of year they appear in the northern sky between 30 and 45 minutes after sunset. They are the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere, located in the mesosphere at altitudes of around 76 to 85 kilometres (47 to 53 mi). Noctilucent clouds are generally colourless or pale blue although occasionally other colours including red and green occur. The characteristic blue colour comes from absorption by ozone in the path of the sunlight illuminating the Noctilucent cloud. They can appear as featureless bands, but frequently show distinctive patterns such as streaks, wave-like undulations, and whirls. They are considered a "beautiful natural phenomenon". Noctilucent clouds may be confused with cirrus clouds, but appear sharper under magnification. Those caused by rocket exhausts tend to show colours other than silver or blue, because of iridescence caused by the uniform size of the water droplets produced. Noctilucent clouds may be seen by observers at a latitude of 50째 to 65째. They seldom occur at lower latitudes (although there have been sightings as far south as Italy), and closer to the poles it does not get dark enough for the clouds to become visible. They are very faint and tenuous, and may only be observed in twilight around sunrise and sunset when the clouds of the lower atmosphere are in shadow, but the Noctilucent cloud is illuminated by the Sun

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Chess

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The invention of the game of chess has been ascribed to the Greeks, Babylonians, Egyptians, Chinese and Arabians among other nations, including would you believe the Welsh and Irish! However, the best authorities and historians agree that it existed in its earliest form in India in AD950. From India it was introduced into Persia but there seems to be no record of how and when. How it came to the UK is not known but the likely route was from Spain (from their Moslem conquerors) or Italy (from the Byzantines) and through France, but as to the date it is a confusion between legend and truth. King Canute is reported as playing a game against one of his Earls who upset the board when a dispute arose. The Earl was murdered in church a few days later on Canute's orders, a rather final checkmate! On a different subject, Canute's daughter's grave is in the churchyard at Bosham but there is no sign or mention of any Earl. As all historians and scholars will know, Canute died about 1035 never having been able to stem the tide. The church at Bosham is well worth a trip in its own right, even if royal gravestones are of no interest to you. A beautiful village afternoon stroll with sea scenes and teas available. Chess problems appear in fine early Arabian manuscripts of the 9 th century and there are examples of 13th century Italian problems, but modern problems only date from about 1840. These don't come from actual games but are artificial positions in which checkmate results from a specific number of moves from one player which mean the defending player is forced into obligatory replies. They usually involve 2, 3 or 4 moves to gain checkmate but can sometimes be more complicated and involve up to a dozen or so forced moves to solve. The “authors� of these problems produce play involving complicated elements of strategy and aesthetic beauty for chess aficionados. There are also books of problems from actual games with all levels of complexity from easy to very difficult, and this month's problem is an actual position from a game played in 1844! This was to be shown last month but it got messed-up in the email transmission. White is to play and force checkmate in 2 moves; it is not too easy (hopefully!) and anyone who solves it will be more than able to hold their own at Bognor Chess Club. Answer next month; happy solving.

BOGNOR CHESS CLUB Fridays from 7pm at The Bognor Club, 2 Sudley Road, B.R. All levels welcome. 1st two weeks free, so come along and see. Friendly and/or serious games. Club, League and County matches available. Info from Sec. Donald Close 01243 267037. www.bognorandarunchessclub.co.uk 60


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According to Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's cousin, HM's alcohol intake never varies. She takes a gin and Dubonnet before lunch, with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice. She will take wine with lunch and a dry Martini and a glass of champagne in the evening. That comes to 6 units per day, which would make Her Majesty a binge drinker by government standards!

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The Queen has made a Christmas day broadcast every year of her reign except 1969, this was because a special documentary had been made “The Royal Family” in connection with the Investiture of the Prince of Wales

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Computer Talk by Paul Price of Druid Services Ltd When it is good not to have a computer I have written many times before about the scam of people phoning up from Microsoft telling you that you have problems with your computer. Microsoft will only call you if you pay them lots of money, in advance. The call is a scam. A customer came up with a brilliant solution this: let them talk for a bit and say “Thank you for the call, but the problem is that I do not have a computer�. A silence on the end of the line and they will quickly hang up. These maggots trade on the innate politeness and nervousness of the British public. Polite in that most people do not want to tell a complete stranger to drop dead, or some such, and nervous, which is how most people really feel about their computers. The phone calls only confirm your worst nightmares. Basic psychology and they scam an awful lot of people. There are other issues to do with laptops especially where your first reaction is going to be the wrong one. Liquid gets spilt on a laptop, the reaction is invariably to turn it back on after the mess has been cleaned to see if it is still working. WRONG, always turn the power off and leave it off. Turning the computer back on to check if it is still working will most of the time finish off the job started with the tea, water or coke. Solution: leave it turned off and get it checked after fully explaining the cause of the accident. The laptop is not charging properly: first approach is to wiggle the plug in the back until it works. WRONG. Wiggling the plug in the socket can turn a minor issue into an expensive repair and on that note, pushing silver foil into the socket to aid connectivity is never going to help. Updates still cause problems for people. It is worth remembering that updates from Java, Adobe (Flash player and Reader), Apple (Safari and ITunes), are all to your advantage. But if you are not sure then either Google for an explanation or ask someone who knows. Never go online without some form of Internet Security. Check that the updates are current and of course, occasionally run the scans, weekly being a good place to start. Unfortunately there is not just one security program that will fully protect you. We use Norton, but we also use Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor. There are a lot of programs on the market, but take it from me some work an awful lot better than others. But back to the scammers. If you have the time and they are paying for the call let them witter on before you break the news about your lack of PC, but there are so many more important things to do, like, Oh yes running updates!!

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Chances are if you are reading this so are your potential customers ! We now deliver to 11.500 houses & businesses in this immediate area ! Look at how many local businesses we have already - surely that says something ! You will be surprised what good value we are! Ring Laura for a chat about rates 01798 831476 email: sussexviews@yahoo.co.uk or visit our website for rates & reviews.

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Unusual live gifts to The Queen on foreign tours have been : two tortoises from the Seychelles, and a seven year old elephant called Jumbo III from the President of Cameroon and two beavers in Canada. Jumbo was brought to Crystal Palace to live but did too much damage so was moved to Whipsnade where he lived until his death in 1988 aged 22.

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Home from Hospital Service The Home from Hospital Service of the British Red Cross is a free service offering support to people who are caring for loved ones who have recently been discharged from hospital. It also offers support to individuals who have recently been discharged and may have little, if any support from family and friends. We offer help with shopping, light housework, providing company and a range of other practical activities. Our service is delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers and we are always actively seeking new recruits to help us. We would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has a couple of hours a week to spare and enjoys meeting and helping people. As the demand on our service grows, so too does the need for volunteers! If you would like some more information or know of anyone who could give up a few hours a week, please contact the Health and Social Care Coordinator on 01243 774858. 86


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“On Coronation Day 1952 I was stationed at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire. We had had TV installed in the Officers Mess for the occasion, and had just watched the fly-past over the Palace. Suddenly there was a great roar overhead; the formation flew straight over us at low altitude on the way back to its base. It made the whole occasion very personal! I subsequently learned that I might have seen my future wife, to whom I have so far been married for 55 years but who I had not then met, among the crowds lining the Mall� Bryan Wilson , Aldwick

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THE DEADLINE FOR THE JULY ISSUE IS THE 8th JUNE 2012

Editor : Laura Bradbear. Sussex Views Magazine, Paddock Cottage, The Street, Bury, West Sussex. RH20 1PA.

Useful Telephone Numbers: Arun District Council 01903 737500 Aldwick Parish Council 01243 263330 Bersted Parish Council 01243 842221 Pagham Parish Council 01243 266424 St Richards Hospital 01243 788122 Bognor Regis Town Council 01243 867744 Bognor War Memorial Hospital 01243 865418 NHS Direct 0845 4647 Bognor Police Station 0845 607 0999 Bognor Fire Station 01243 837785 Electricity 0845 770 8090 British Gas 0845 788 8400 Gas Emergency 0800 111999 Southern Water 0845 278 0845 Sussex Police Non-emergency 0845 60 70 999 Portsmouth Water 02392 499888 NHS Direct

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