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A N O TE F R O M T H E E D ITO R Hello there and welcome to the June issue of the Yateley Online Magazine! It’s been a busy month for Yateley, with lots of exciting events going on or being planned and news being shared. But despite the weather being less than cooperative we have managed to assemble a few reviews and pictorials of the local events. Join us as we dive to new culinary depths with the Fleet Food Festival, now in it’s second year and still as popular and delicious. We have the inside story on Yateley singing sensation Alexa Goddard and her appearance at Gig On The Green next month. We’ve also been chatting to local content creation agency Eleven Eight, who have been talking about why you should get a professional to write your business blogs for you. We also wanted to get you in the mood for spring, so we bring you some of your own beautiful photos of Yateley wildlife in all its glory. If that wasn’t enough, we have a few ‘did you know’ facts about spring wildlife to quiz your family with. Our recipe of the month this month is a beautiful alternative to Lasagna with vegetarian Moussaka, a delicious and rich tomato filling layered with Aubergine and topped with feta cheese. As always we love to hear your opinions about local events, and we want to hear your story! So if you have an issue you would like us to talk about, or an event to promote please get in touch and we will do our best to help. Get involved in the conversation. @YateleyMagazine

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Singing Sensation

As an added surprise to the already exciting line up for Gig on the Green this month, local signing star Alexa Goddard will be gracing the stage with a sneak peak of her new single.

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Fleet Food Festival

This time last year we were bringing you the exciting news of the first ever Fleet Food Festival. Well, the event was such a success that it has turned into an annual event, with this year marking it’s second term.

14 Yateley Spring Pictorial It’s that time of year again and spring has sprung, and of course the weather can’t make up it’s mind! We love this time of year, and some of the most beautiful things and creatures come out of the woodwork. So this month we share with you some of the community’s favourite images of Yateley in springtime. 18

A History of Yateley

This month we are featuring a guest article written by local year 11 student Max Hellier-Woods, who wants to share his brief history of Yateley with you. Max enjoys writing stories and sharing his experiences with others who may not be able to experience them themselves.

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Why Should You Get A Professional To Write Your blogs?

If you are involved in running a business, then you probably already know the importance of blog writing for your content, SEO and sales. But it can sometimes be difficult to write a blog yourself, so local business Eleven Eight offers you an alternative. 25

Yateley District Gardening Society

Spring is the month of flowers bursting into bloom and plating new things to grow. To help you on your way, the Yateley District Gardening Society has an event for you.

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Spring Wildlife Facts Recipe of the Month - Vegitable Moussaka

While spring might be here, the weather doesn’t seem to have got the memo! So to warm up on these drizzly evenings, try this delicious vegetarian delight. Warm and filling, it’s a spicy and rich alternative to the basic lasagne – and perfect for vegetarians.

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As an added surprise to the already exciting line up for Gig on the Green this month, local signing star Alexa Goddard will be gracing the stage with a sneak peak of her new single. Yateley, 8th June, 2015 – Yateley born singing sensation Alexa Goddard is treating her local fans to the first ever live performance of her new single at the Gig on the Green Music Festival. The local star, who was last year signed by Jay Z’s record label Roc Nation, will be performing her new single live in front of an anticipated crowd of 4,000 on the first day of the two-day long Gig on the Green Music Festival on June 27th and 28th at Yateley Green. The local star, who was born in Blackwater, Camberley and who attended Yateley School, rose to fame on social media sites, becoming one of the top 10 most subscribed artists on You Tube and achieving a top 20 hit in 2010 with ‘Turn my Swag On’. Today as an international signed artist she is just about to embark on a busy summer to promote the launch of her new album. Alexa will perform her new single from the album following the launch of a video to accompany it on the Monday before the event. Alexa has become a much loved regular performer at the Yateley music festival, having performed twice before at the Gig. This year her manager got in touch with Yateley Sport CIC, organisers of the Gig on the Green, offering her home crowd a world exclusive live preview of the new single. Alexa will add a real touch of star quality to a line-up of aspiring local artists like the Velvet Underwriters as well as some of the UK’s leading tribute acts representing Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Muse, Frozen and Lionel Ritchie and many others. For the first time ever the popular local music festival is being staged over two days. The Sunday ‘Unwind’ schedule will feature more mellow jazz, swing and blues including performances from local professional musicians appearing in leading West End musicals. Colin Ive, Chairman of the Yateley Sports CIC, which organises the event to raise money for Yateley United Football Club said: “We were touched and delighted when Alexa reached out to us to offer to perform her new single at our event. She’s a huge inspiration to so many other budding artists and we hope that the Gig on the Green gives other local rising stars the chance to follow her lead and take their first steps towards a career in the music business, helping to put Yateley on the map as a melting pot of raw musical talent.” 7  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


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This time last year we were bringing you the exciting news of the first ever Fleet Food Festival. Well, the event was such a success that it has turned into an annual event, with this year marking it’s second term. May 254h this year was quite a special day for the local community of Hampshire. While slightly outside of our own town, the lovely people of Fleet held a unique event for all to enjoy - Fleet’s second annual Food Festival, held on The Views in Fleet. Thankfully the weather was in their favour, and the smell of fresh foods from all over the world (but sourced and made by local people) drifted across the town. The day was kick started with talks in the various feature marquees. In the cookery theatre, Gareth Jones made 10  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


everyone’s mouth water by showing us how to perfectly prepare some festive summer tarts with fresh raspberries and not a soggy bottom in sight! He was followed by the star of the show Rob Kennedy, head chef of the Royal Military Academy, who showed crowds how to showcase those classic British flavours in the best way possible. His Chip Shop Plate took us on a tripe down memory lane, while his slow braised Hampshire pork left mouths watering. These were just the first of 5 live cookery demonstrations that kept people in the marquee all day. Other fantastic talks in the cookery theatre included Gastro Goddess by Andrew Ryder of The Phoenix Inn, A taste of the flavours of Vietnam and a trip to Italy with chef Vittorio Casisa and his showcase Tasty Italian. If that wasn’t enough excitement for you, you could spend the afternoon wandering through the fields of Fleet enjoying the huge variety of stands and stalls selling their delicious

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wares. As you made your way around the field, sampling everything from olives to chocolate, from pickles to fresh and spicy Rwandan chilli sauces, you find yourself at the other main attraction of the day - the food and wine talks marquee. In this tent, Fleet Food Festival had gathered a range of specialist speakers to give some incredibly interesting talks on all sorts of topics. All through the day you could entertain your children with a visit to the Willy Wonka Marquee, where the fun never ended. Umpa Lumpa games kept young and old entertained in the sun, while inside you could get creative making & decorating your own sweets and creating sun catchers. Marquee was hosted jointly by Buttons Parties, who provided visitors with crafts, and Minding the Garden, who helped children learn how to plant seeds - and then take them home to watch them grow. For the adults, there was a dedicated Pint ‘N’ Pimms tent, showcasing a variety of local breweries in a mini beer festival. The tent was dressed just like a traditional beer festival, and the Food Festival even invited some good friends from local breweries, giving you the chance to ‘meet the brewer’ while you enjoyed their beer. Placed next to the main stage, you could enjoy the wonderful live music from the front row, while enjoying a new pint and the lovely sunshine. Chairman of the Food festival, Sharyn Wheale, commented ‘May 2014 saw the launch of the first Fleet Food Festival. This year the Fleet and District Festival Committee will delight you with even more excellent stallholders providing delicious locally sourced food, local beers and wines, an interactive children’s marquee, all this and live music to listen to while eating and relaxing with friends and family. Huge thanks go to the core team and organisers for their efforts. Hundreds of their hours go into organising these events, and if anyone would like to volunteer a few hours of their time, come along and join us.’

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CHORAL CONCERT

With Tea & Cake!

Cantamus, Amici & Cranford Park School Choir

28th June, 3pm, St Peter’s Church,Yateley Entry is free, but donations welcome for the St Peter’s building fund and the choir

St Peter’s Church Flower Festival All Life in our Church Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June Saturday 20th – 2.30pm to 5pm with tea/coffee and refreshments. Free but donations welcome. Sunday 21st – Music for a mid-summer afternoon with afternoon tea. Tickets £6.50, available from the church office

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It’s that time of year again and spring has sprung, and of course the weather can’t make up it’s mind! We love this time of year, and some of the most beautiful things and creatures come out of the woodwork. So this month we share with you some of the community’s favourite images of Yateley in springtime.

These two photographs were sent in by long time reader Clare Andrews.

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Above: This beautiful image of Bluebells en masse was sent in by Simon Smith Below: A stunning capture of a Starling mid-flight by Simon Bool. Readers may remember

his wonderful images of the Farnborough Air Show from our August edition last year.

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This month we are featuring a guest article written by local year 11 student Max Hellier-Woods, who wants to share his brief history of Yateley with you. Max enjoys writing stories and sharing his experiences with others who may not be able to experience them themselves. Yateley hasn’t always had parks, schools and shops lining the roads. Around 25 years ago, where Waitrose now stands was all farmland, and in the beginning, Yateley was just a gate in a field. But let’s skip ahead a few centuries to when things started to take shape. There is an infamous tale that almost everyone in the United Kingdom knows about; The Gunpowder Plot. However, not many people know that Lord Monteagle, one of the members of the House of Lords and the man who helped discover the plot to assassinate King James I of England and VI of Scotland, lived in Yateley on the Monteagle farm. Lord Monteagle discovered the plot when his brother-in-law sent him a letter warning him about the assassination attempt. This is why there is a road named Old Monteagle Lane up by the Highwayman pub. Speaking of the Highwayman pub, there is another local legend about a famous man who lived in the early 19th century. His name was Parson Darby, and he was a parish priest. However, caring for the souls of the deceased wasn’t his only occupation; legend says that he was also a Highwayman. Parson would use what is now the Reading road to stop and rob his victims. However, Parson was eventually caught and executed - hung on the Darby Green, which is named after him. Whether this is true or not is up to you to decide. Around 1865, a new building was constructed on what is now Old School Lane. That building was Yateley’s first school, even though it was only the size of a small house. Sometime later on, the school was moved to School Lane. About 35 years later, a woman named Flora Thompson was working in the post-office in Yateley. This post office could be found where the pharmacy next to the Dog and Partridge pub is now. Flora was inspired by her job as a post-mistress to write a book based on her time working in 19  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


the post office. The book was incredibly popular and eventually was made into a successful BBC drama called “Larkrise to Candleford”. Skipping ahead in time again, we find ourselves in a devastating war where men from every city, town and village, including Yateley were sent out to fight for our country. Countless lives were lost, but those who did survive but were injured returned home to a makeshift hospital in Yateley. A house named Glebe House on Vicarage Road was turned into a military hospital at the time of the First World War. This hospital cared for many injured soldiers through the war, and is located across the street from a war memorial on the Reading road, which has all the names of the men who died during the war on it.

Since then Yateley has played host to a myriad of events, both happy and sad. In the last few years, Yateley once again lost a loyal soldier in the Afghanistan war - but the community rallied to the support of his widow. Adam Brown had always dreamed of a beech hut in Mudeford, Dorset, and in loving memory, his widow set up a fundraising campaign to raise the money to but that beech hut he always wanted. On the 13th of May, 2014 the community hit 84% of their £160,000, showing that the people of Yateley will always love and support our own. 20  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


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If you are involved in running a business, then you probably already know the importance of blog writing for your content, SEO and sales. But it can sometimes be difficult to write a blog yourself, so local business Eleven Eight offers you an alternative. When someone says ‘ghost writing’, there are a lot of differing opinions. Some people believe that if you hire a copywriter to write your blogs you will end up with bland, template content that’s the same as everyone else’s. But if this is the case, then you are using the wrong copywriters. Outsourcing your blogs (or using a ghost writer) can be the breath of life your business needs to get it back on it’s feet. So here are 4 reasons ghost written content could be the best thing for your business – if you pick the 22  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


right copywriter. 1. Researched, Well Rounded Content With A Spark Of Life A good copywriter will do their research on the topic and your company so that they can fit your tone and create informed content as part of the package, making sure no one outside of your agreement knows that you did not write the content. that’s the point of a ghost writer after all! Some people think ghost written content lacks flair, but honestly, you’re probably using the wrong copywriters. A good one will get to know the client, the way they talk and what they want to say before they put it all on paper. Being able to create several different personas to write form allows a copywriter to find just the right tone for you and your business and bring it to life. 2. Professionally Written Content Copywriters spend all day every day writing content for businesses, they know what they’re doing. We know the tips and tricks that make a good blog great, how to make your post stand out and how to get it found in Google. We are also trained writers, and can make sure your message is conveyed succinctly and effectively without any unnecessary padding. Copywriting is an art form as much as it is a science, and while there are hundreds of ‘blog templates’ out there, no self respecting copywriter will use one. Instead they will use their experiences, skills and talents to craft the perfect content for you, fir for the purpose you need it for. Need a sales oriented blog post, one that promotes your new products? Maybe you need something that informs your reader about a current issue with an authoritative tone, or simply discuss an idea or ask opinions in a light hearted fashion? A copywriter should easily be able to achieve all of these and many more. 3. Massive Time Savings Let’s face it, if you’re not used to writing 3 or 4 blogs a day, they can be pretty time consuming. The majority of business and personal users 23  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


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Spring is the month of flowers bursting into bloom and plating new things to grow. To help you on your way, the Yateley District Gardening Society has an event for you. Monday June 8th Our meeting this month is titled HEAVENLY HOSTAS, with our guest speaker being John Baker, he will be describing how hostas were discovered and how they have been developed. He gives tips on where to use hostas within the garden, how to avoid slug and snail damage and which companion plants look good with hostas. We will see some of the collection of 1200 hostas in gardens in the USA where hostas are the number one perennial. The meeting will be as always at Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane, Yateley – GU46 6JW – starting at 7.30pm for tea/coffee at 50p – a raffle will be held. Non members are more than welcome for just a £2 entrance fee.

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• British honey bees have 5 eyes, and they can even see ultra violet light. • The common daisy is found in every country on Earth – except Antarctica • Sheep have amazing memories. They can memorize up to 50 different sheep faces and remember them for 2 years. They can also remember human faces. • Bluebells have become indicative of spring in the UK – but that might be because around 50% of their worldwide population are found in the UK. • Tulip petals are actually edible. During the Dutch famine of 1944 and in World War 2 people often had to resort to eating sugared beetroot and tulips as part of their regular diet. • Bird song may sound simple, but it’s actually very complex. Every single bird sings a different song from every other bird – no 2 are the same. Not only that, but each song can contain as many as 80 different notes per second. • One of the sure signs of British springtime is the emergence of the ‘March Hare’. The hare is similar to rabbits, but they are born with all their fur and their eyes open. A young hare is called a ‘leveret’, and a group of hares is known as a ‘drove’. • If you’ve ever owned a cat or dog you will notice that around spring there is suddenly more loose fur around your home. That’s because animals sense that it is getting warmer and naturally shed their winter coats. You can now buy hypoallergenic cats if you have allergies but still love their furry faces.

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While spring might be here, the weather doesn’t seem to have got the memo! So to warm up on these drizzly evenings, try this delicious vegetarian delight. Warm and filling, it’s a spicy and rich alternative to the basic lasagne – and perfect for vegetarians.

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Ingredients:

Method:

1 large aubergine 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 1 clove of garlic 150g button mushrooms 1 tbsp tomato puree 200g can of chopped tomatoes 100ml red wine 1 tbsp fresh thyme 1 tbsp fresh parsley 1 tsp ground cinnamon 15g butter 15g plain flour 150ml milk 1 egg Freshly grated nutmeg 50g vegetarian feta

1. Heat a tablespoon of oil and fry the onions and garlic until they are soft and lightly golden.

Preparation:

6. Layer the aubergine slices and tomato mixture in an 850ml ovenproof dish, starting and finishing with an aubergine layer.

2. Add the mushrooms and fry for 3-4 minutes. 3. Stir in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, red wine, herbs and cinnamon and simmer for 1 minute. 4. Put the butter, flour and milk into a separate pan and whisk over a low heat until boiling. 5. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg, nutmeg and feta to make a sauce.

• Pre-heat the oven to 190 °c • Slice the aubergine into rounds • Peel & chop the onion 7. Pour over the sauce and • Peel & crush the garlic • Slice the mushroom thinly bake for 25-30 minutes until • Roughly chop the parsley and golden. thyme • Beat the egg • Crumble the feta into pieces

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Wh a ts On In Yatele y? Every Monday Morning, Craft and Chat at Yateley Library Yateley Library, 10am

Bring along any craft you like and enjoy a gossip and a natter with likeminded crafters!

Every Tuesday Morning, Story Time at Yateley Library - Every Tuesday morning, Yateley Library, 10.30-11am Stories, songs and crafts for 2-5 year olds.

Every Thursday Evening, Yateley Life Saving Club – Every Thursday evening, Yateley Pool, 7.30-9.45 Yateley life saving club offers a variety of courses that will teach you survival skills, water safety, rescue skills, lifesaving sort and life support. If you are interested, can swim and are 10 years old of over, please contact us for a free trial session on: yateleylifesavingclub@hotmail.com

Every Wednesday Evening, Yateley Car Auctions – Every Wednesday evening, Mill Lane, 6.30 Join Camberley Car auctions every Wednesday for an evening of auctioning used cars to new owners.

Every Friday Morning, Baby Rhymetime at Yateley Library Every Friday Morning, Yateley Library, 10.15-10.45am Enjoy songs and entertainment for 0-2 year olds.

Every Friday Lunchtime, Eversley Lunch Club - Every Friday

Lunchtime, St Mary’s Church

Join the residents of Eversley in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s Church for lunch and chat.

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Every Friday Night, Bingo at Hedgecroft - Hedgecroft in Bracken Lane, 7.30 - 10pm

Run by the Lions, our weekly bingo night at Hedgecroft is perfect for anyone in Yateley looking for something to do on a Friday night come along and enjoy the fun! Bingo cards from £2.50 to £4 (including admission) with cash prizes ad a raffle. Tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the night.

Every Saturday Morning, Little Dippers Swimming Classes – Every Saturday morning, Yateley Community School

Take a dip into the pool with your little ones with the Little Dippers swimming classes. Suitable for children 2 and a half years and over, your children will learn to swim like ducklings in no time. Spaces are limited and are already being booked, so don’t miss out! Call 01252 418250 to book your place!

8th June, Yateley District Gardening Society Meeting – Monday 8th June, Hedgecroft, 7.30pm Our meeting this month is titled HEAVENLY HOSTAS, with our guest speaker being John Baker, he will be describing how hostas were discovered and how they have been developed. The meeting will be as always at Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane, Yateley – GU46 6JW – starting at 7.30pm for tea/coffee at 50p – a raffle will be held. Non members are more than welcome for just a £2 entrance fee.

10th – 14th June, Chaplin’s Circus – 10th-14th June, Squires Garden Centre, all day Chaplin’s Circus is a two hour interactive entertainment experience, designed to be fun for the whole family, from the youngest of children to the eldest of adults. Combining the very best of pantomime and world-class circus skills, Chaplin’s Circus ‘1924’ tells the story of a vintage circus, on the brink of bankruptcy, with only two hours remaining to repay its debts and reverse its ailing fortunes. Chaplin’s Ringmaster has enlisted the help of wacky inventor, Orville Wright, to develop a number of new machines and gizmos to impress 32  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


the crowds--including the world’s first human cannon--but will this be enough to thwart the greedy banker, who will stop at nothing to ensure that Chaplin’s Circus fails? For the first half of the performance you will be seated ‘backstage’, where you will meet all of the characters, get involved in the story and witness a wide range of world-class circus skills all presented in novel and innovate ways. During the second half of the performance, as a surprise twist, the Big Top is rotated and you are invited to witness, firsthand, the spectacular finale of the circus show that our story has been building to, culminating, of course, in ‘The Human Cannonball’. N.B. Chaplin’s Circus is suitable for children of all ages. There are two loud bangs within the performance but these have been carefully designed not to scare young children. Likewise, our pantomime villain, the evil banker, is more silly, than scary.

14th June, Yateley Community Pre-School Summer Fayre – Sunday 14th June, Yateley Community Pre-School, 11am – 2pm Our special guest opening the fate this year is Olaf from Frozen! It’s going to be an absolutely brilliant family day out, with some of the activities including: Have your photo taken with Olaf, ‘Frozen’ bouncy castle, pony rides, penalty shoot out, sweet shop & ice creams, toy tombola, roller coaster, lucky dip, fancy dress parades, raffles and much more.

16th June, So You Want To Write A Novel? – Tuesday 16th June, Camberley Theatre, 10am Is there a novel in you waiting to be written? Perhaps you just like the idea of having a go but need some inspiration. In an interactive, three-hour workshop, novelist Miriam Wakerly will guide you from blank page to possible publication. Together the group will explore the many aspects of writing fiction. Miriam Wakerly has had many stories and articles published, as well as her three novels launched in Camberley’s Waterstones. They are set in the fictitious Surrey village of Appley Green and available as both paperback or Kindle ebook on Amazon. If you want to know a little more then take a browse through her blog, Miriam’s Ramblings: www.miriamwakerly.blogspot.co.uk Follow her on Twitter @MiriamWakerly! Duration 3hrs. This is a stand alone one day workshop 33  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


Tue 16 Jun, 10.00am Date: 16 June 2015 Starts at: 10:00 - 13:00 Cost: £15.00, Theatre Club £13.00

20th June, Mayors Sponsored Skydive – Saturday 20th June The mayor of Yateley will be taking part in a sponsored sky dive in order to raise money for the Mayors Charity, CALM. CALM supports young men with suicidal thoughts and feelings through the difficult times in their lives. You can donate by cash or cheque, payments to be made to Yateley Mayors Charity Fund at Town Council Office.

20th & 21st June, St Peters Church Flower Festival – Saturday and Sunday, 20th & 21st June, St Peters Church. Over the weekend St Peters Church will be filled with the scents of springtime. On Saturday the show will be open to the public between 2.30 and 5pm, with tea and coffee available. Entrance is free but donations are encouraged. On the Sunday there will be music and entertainment for a mid-summer afternoon tea. Tickets are #6.50 and available from the church office.

20th June, Yateley Society Meeting - Thursday 25th June, Cricket Hill, 7.30pm Our monthly meeting for June is slightly different, we are leading a historical walk around Cricket Hill, loosely following the book written by fellow Society member Valerie Kerslake “A Walk on Cricket Hill”. Start time 7:30pm, meet outside The Cricketers pub where we will finish and stop in for a drink afterwards. There is a lot of history in this part of Yateley and we will talk about as much of it as we have time for.

26th June, Camberley Comedy Club – Friday 26th June, Camberley Theatre, 11am onwards. Working with Mirth Control, Camberley Comedy Club brings you the hottest new talents around. There is a licensed bar, a relaxed atmosphere and a curry to spice up your night. The Curry Ticket Combo includes entrance, curry and one beer or soft drink. Book prior to 4pm on the day. June Line-up Closing - Dana Alexander Opening - Michael Fabbri Middle 34  The Yateley Magazine | June 2015


- Laurence Tuck Open spot - Anthony Miller Compere - Geoff Whiting *Please note comedy acts are subject to change from those that are advertised. Tickets: £10.50, £9.50 in advance (up to 6pm on the day), £16.50 Curry Combo Ticket Can I reserve seats for the Comedy Club? Seating for these performances is unreserved. Please arrive early if you have a particular seating preference. For over 18s only. Adult content Please note: concession priced tickets can now be booked online, but will not be posted out. Any concession tickets purchased will remain at box office for collection. Bar opens 7pm, show 8.30pm Date: 26 June 2015 Starts at: 11:00 - 22:00 Cost: £10.50, £9.50 in advance (up to 6pm on the day), £16.50 Curry Combo Ticket.

27th June, Macmillan Charity Event – 27th June, The Heron On The Lake, 12pm Join the team at the Heron On The Lake for a family fun day, and support the dedicated men rowing 200 miles for Macmillan nurses at Frimley Park hospital. Entertainment will include live music, comedy, a raffle and a charity auction.

27th & 28th June, Gig On The Green – 27th & 28th June, The Green, 10am onwards This years Gig on the Green music festival is going to be bigger and better than ever with something for all the family. Spread over Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June, the first day will be the usual full on day of high energy music, dancing and fun, featuring a selection of the UK’s best tribute acts, interspersed with the very best local musical talent. The second day, Gig on the Green ‘unwind’ will be a mellower affair, featuring blues, jazz and swing, including homegrown local talent currently performing in some of the Wes End’s top musicals.

28th June, Cantamus Choral Concert – Sunday 28th June, St Peters Church, 3pm Cantamus Choir will be holding their annual spring concert at St Peters Church on Sunday the 28th June, with guest performers Cranford Park School Choir. Entrance is free and tea and cake will be served. Donations are welcome, and all proceed go toward the St Peters building fund.

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28th June, Sunday Conservation Volunteers – 28th June, Yateley Common, 10am Join the Yateley Common Conservation Volunteers for 3 hours practical conservation on the last Sunday of every month. The group meet at 10am at Wyndham’s Pool car park, off Cricket Hill Lane then re-locate on to site. Help with practical tasks such as scrub clearance, boardwalk building and path maintenance. This is a great opportunity to meet other local volunteers and get some fresh air and exercise! Just turn up on the day or for more information email: northern.sites@hants.gov.uk (Ask to be added to our email list to get monthly emails with directions straight to the work site) Venue: Yateley Common Country Park Telephone: 01252 870425

28th June, Yateley Archers Annual Shoot – 28th June, Frogmore School. 10.30am Join the Yateley Archers for their Annual Windsor shoot at Frogmore School this year for some fast paced action and robin hood-esque skills on display. Refreshments will be available throughout the day - but please stay behind the line!

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C l u b s & S oc i eti es Music in Yateley: Flute Salad - The ‘Salads’ offer flautists of any age and ability the chance to play a wide variety of music in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Vivace Cantamus - We are a ladies choir based in Hawley. We sing a varied repertoire form Mozart to Show Tunes and everything in between. We rehearse in the Hawley Church Hall on Sundays between 5.30 and 6.30, and are now recruiting new members for the choir, all abilities welcome. Yateley Music School – If you are trying to encourage your children’s musical side, or just struggling to find things for them to do in the evenings the Yateley Music School may be the answer. If you want more information on the huge variety of instruments and lessons available through the Music School, check out their website. 01252 877190 or by email at info@adultcommunity.co.uk

Yateley Sports Clubs: Yateley Cricket Club - Established 1881 and now located at Sean Devereux Park. Catering for players of all standards, with four teams in between divisions 1 & 9 of the Thames Valley League and Sunday friendlies with 16 ECB qualified coaches. Sean Devereux Park, Chandlers Lane, Yateley, GU46 7SZ – enquiries@YateleyCricketClub.co.uk Yateley United FC - YUFC was created by the merger of local football clubs: Beaulieu Football Club, Beaulieu FC, Yateley Green Football Club, Yateley Green FC, Yateley Football Club Adults and Yateley Football Club Youth Contact: chair@yateleyunitedfc.com

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Activities in Yateley: Berkshire Tai Chi (Yateley) – If you have ever toyed with the idea of trying Tai Chi, look no further. Berkshire Tai Chi (Yateley) has been holding daytime classes in Yateley since 2006 when our Balance for Life programme started. We have now relocated our Yang style class to Yateley Village Hall where we meet up each Thursday morning from 10:00 – 11:00. New Beginners classes start every couple of months. Contact: info@berkshiretaichi.co.uk or call 07814 969 540. Yateley Archers - Formed in 1991 we currently have 30 + members of all ages and standards. Members can use Recurve, Compound or Longbow in accordance with GNAS rules. Beginners courses are run during spring and autumn. Our location allows us to provide shooting distances up to 100 yds. In the summer and a full range of indoors distances during the winter. Visitors are more than welcome. For more details please contact us on 01276 600601 or visit our website. Yateley Camera Club - The club now has an ongoing membership of between 60 and 70 individuals and provides both beginners and more experienced photographers a place to meet and exchange ideas. All types of photography, from traditional to digital, are used. New members are very welcome and current members are always willing to give help and advice to beginners. If you would like more information, please visit our website. Frogmore Dance School - With nearly 40 years of proud history in providing dance and musical theatre training to both children and adults, Frogmore Dance School is the areas premier teaching centre fit to meet all your needs. Contact: info@frogmoredanceschool.com Yateley & District Gardening Society – The Yateley and District Gardening Society (YDGS) was established in 1967 by a few local amateur gardeners who were keen to get together and share gardening knowledge and experiences.

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Theatre 64 - We are a small drama group at Frogmore Junior School and rehearse most Mondays and Fridays from 8pm to put on 2-3 productions a year. You do not need experience to join we just ask for enthusiasm and commitment in the immediate run up to shows! Everyone (over 16) is welcome. For more details please look at our website.

Yateley Charities: Yateley Conservation Volunteers - Join us for 3 hours conservation on the last Sunday of every month. The groupmeet at 10am at Wyndham’s Car park, off Cricket Hill lane, and help with practical tasks such as scrub clearance, boardwalk building and path maintenance. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help maintain the town’s natural beauty. The Ranger’s House, Cricket Hill Lane, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 6BB - tel: 01252 870425 - northern.sites@hants.gov.uk Happy Hedgehog Rescue - We are a small, self funded, local animal rescue in Yateley on the borders of North Hampshire, West Surrey and South Berkshire. Our work is funded entirely from the kind donations of web-site visitors and friends of the rescue. Vulcan to the Sky Club – The ‘Vulcan 558 Club’ was launched in May 1997 in response to the public’s continuing interest in the conservation of XH558 – the last Avro Vulcan to be retired by the RAF. Contact Jo Ayres – joayres.ayres@gmail.com Camberley Cats Protection - The Branch is run by cat mad volunteers who are dedicated to helping make the lives of cats and kittens in our area better. Our webpages are updated regularly to make sure we provide up to date information on our cats and the activities going on in the charity to help the welfare of cats and kittens. Yateley & Yateley Green WI – Contact: Sheila Farmer – sheila.farmer3@ntlworld.com Yateley Townswomen’s Guild – Contact: Robyn Kent – bob.robyn@ btinternet.com

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Yateley Scouts / Guides etc: Yateley District Guides – Contact: Susan Brennan – 01252 665250 – aw10340@yahoo.co.uk 3rd Bramshill Scouts - Scouting in Yateley has been part of the local community now for 100years. However in the seventies Yateley was experiencing growth with families moving to the area with young children. Scouting was to prove so popular that the existing Yateley Scout Group, now called the 9th Bramshill, could not accommodate all those boys wanting to join. Every night of the week was used for some meeting and the Group had three Cub Packs, two Scout Troops and one Venture unit. 2407 Sqn Air Cadets - Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. Contact Flt Lt Lynda Bradley: oc.2407@aircadets.org The information above is provided by the clubs and societies of Yateley. The Yateley Magazine is not responsible for the accuracy of this content.

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Ya te le y Bu s i nes s es Come Die With Me - Come Die With Me is the next level of murder mystery party dinner experience. Using your iPad and your guests’ iPhones, you can play a new breed of fun and compelling role playing murder mystery game. Charlotte McGill Writing Services - Need a writer, editor or proof-reader? Look no further! Charlotte McGill Writing Services offers high quality writing, editing and proof-reading services to individuals and businesses alike. With over 4 years of experience writing in both corporate and creative environments, I can help you create and perfect the words that represent your business Chris Haye Photography - Chris Haye is a commercial corporate photographer based in Yateley. He specialises in photography for business, still life and product photography as well as corporate headshots. Chris is known for producing beautiful advertising and editorial images for web and print. FastTrack Fit Camp - Boot camps come and go but we are not just a boot camp. You can exercise all you want but if your diet isn’t right, you won’t get results. That’s why we take a broader view of fitness to include food and attitude too. We aim to improve your overall health not just your fitness. Fiona Barnes Coaching - Fiona Barnes is a highly sought after Career Coach who helps individuals across the world identify their unique passions and motivations, combining these with transferrable skills to identify the career of their dreams which won’t feel like a career at all! Hart Taxis - Fleet & Districts only 24/7 taxi service. Executive travel, 1-8 passengers. Local & Long distances. Corporate accounts welcome. Airport transfers. Lady drivers available. 4, 6 & 8 seater vehicles. HM Forces discounts. Kumon - At Kumon, our aim is for each and every child to become an independent, advanced learner, with a positive attitude to study. By studying the maths and English programmes, our students develop independent learning skills and increased self-confidence as they work out how to overcome challenges by themselves.

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Phone Joan - If you live in or around Fleet, Hampshire, PhoneJoan will take the stress out of your life by organising and completing the tasks that stop you doing what you really want to do. Our services are designed to enable you to delegate your least enjoyable tasks, safe in the knowledge that they will be carried out smoothly, efficiently and reliably. When your spare time is at a premium, we can help you get your lifestyle back in balance. Prestige Wigs - Prestige Wigs, mobile wig specialists, serving Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Offering a professional wig service for hair loss due to Alopecia or Chemotherapy, and the chance for our clients’ to restore their confidence and self esteem from our caring and sympathetic wig consultants. Pastelesta – Drawings and paintings of the people and pets you love made to order with pastel, pencil or paint. You just need to send a photo. We also sell paintings and greetings cards from our original art. Prints Charming - Photobooths are becoming incredibly popular in the UK party scene having seen success in the wedding/ engagement, birthday, club and corporate event areas for a few years.These portable booths enable you to pick a venue of almost any size and capability and have a record of your “do” like no other! Romans - Whether you’re thinking of selling property in Yateley, Hawley, Eversley or Blackwater the team at Romans Yateley provide a professional and customer focused service with positive results. Our passion for the Yateley property market and dedication to fulfilling our customers’ needs means you will always receive the best customer service. Square One - Here at Square One, our purpose is to ensure individuals return to full fitness and function as safely and quickly as possible. Our therapists are highly trained, allowing us to employ a unique blend of assessment and treatment techniques to successfully treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Tilsmere Catering corporate functions. community for over birthdays, parties 07976513765

High quality executive catering for private and Tilsmere has been catering to the local Yateley 18 years, providing delicious food for weddings, and more. Contact: catering@tilsmere.com,

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Hello there and welcome to the June issue of the Yateley Online Magazine! It’s been a busy month for Yateley, with lots of exciting events g...

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Hello there and welcome to the June issue of the Yateley Online Magazine! It’s been a busy month for Yateley, with lots of exciting events g...

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