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Nov 11

The Chandlers Ford Directory

Local News, views, events and your comprehensive guide to the businesses serving Chandlers Ford and Hursley


Dear Neighbours As Christmas approaches the thought of going anywhere near Winchester or Southampton fills me with dread. I’m not a fan of shopping – well actually it’s not so much the buying, I just loathe queuing – so when I do go, it’s in and out as fast as I can. But inevitably when I do make the effort, shopping is all I do. However I was doing some research this month for the next in the series of Hampshire Heritage articles we’ve been running. If you’ve been following these, you’ll know that each month we focus on somewhere within easy travelling distance that has historical interest but is a bit off the beaten track. This time we are looking at Winchester City centre (page 37). Having lived within a short drive of the City for 20 years now I was a little embarrassed to find how little of the historical interest in the area I had actually visited. I’ve hardly ever deviated from the High Street or the grounds of the Cathedral. I’ve never been to the Great Hall to see the round table; I’ve not made it up to Westgate (although it’s shut at this time of the year); I’ve been to the Winchester museum, but only once and at least 7 years ago. It’s often the way that you see far more of an area as a visitor than as a local resident. Next time we are trying to think of something interesting to do at the weekend, I know where to go, although it might not appeal to my 16 year old daughter quite as much as the retail option. The Directory has some really useful advertisers from beauticians to plumbers, childcare to electricians. But there are some also some unusual businesses in our smallads section on pages 84, 85 and 91. A ladies companion, hypnotherapy, piano lessons, grave tending and clothes resale to name just a few. Till next month. Tania. Tania Houston 023 8027 6361, tania@cfdirectory.co.uk Advertising sales: Kevin Houston, 023 8027 6396, Kevin@cfdirectory.co.uk

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ADVERTISER FEATURES Wings: Are You Listening to me Eric Robinson: Regulations Proposed For Will Writers Aerial Fix: Runners-up In National Contest

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REGULAR ARTICLES Cycle or Walk Leisure Beauty Feature: Heavenly Hair The Rotary Club Working from Home: Solitaire Addiction Poet's Corner: Some Hints and TIps for Bonfire Night Motoring Feature: Good First Car A Proverbial Life: A Star is Born Hampshire Heritage November I Predict a Riot Garden Feature: Hedge Your Boundary The Way I See It: Aiming for the Truth Homes & Interiors: Warm up for WInter Memories of my Childhood in Chandlers Ford 1932 - 1950 Local Events in November Regular Local Events News from Winchester & Chandlers Ford MP Steve Brine Recycle-Reuse-Declutter

PUZZLES Children's Puzzle Page Fun Quiz: Musicals Puzzle Page

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Cycle or walk for leisure This is an 8 mile circular cycle route from The Cleveland Bay pub through Chilworth, Lords Wood, Southampton sports ground, the golf club and back. This route is a mixture of cycle paths, quite roads and a little off roading. If you prefer to walk there are instructions at the bottom for a circular route to and from the Chilworth Arms taking in much of the same route, but including the Roman Road (footpath only). For cycle map see: http://gb.mapometer. com/cycling/route_1480021. html 1) Take the George Perrett Way by the side of Tesco and join Raglan Way till you arrive at the traffic light junction with Templars Way and Castle Lane. 2) Cross the juction and follow the cycle path along Castle Lane until you see Misslebrook Lane on the LHS. Cross Castle Lane carefully and cycle to the end of Misslebrook Lane. 3) Turn left onto the A27 Chilworth Road. There is a shared cycle path on the other side of the road which you should join as soon as possible. Continue until you reach the Chilworth Arms pub which is on the corner of Manor Road. 4) Cycle down Manor Road and continue leftish onto Manor Drove which should take you over the M27 motorway. 5) Continue to the right on Manor Drove to the very end and enter Lords Wood. This bit is tricky as the paths are not labelled, but continue straight on over all junctions until you are almost at houses on the other side. The footpaths should cross over

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a bridleway and you need to turn left onto this bridleway and follow it along the botton edge of Lords Wood until you arrive at Coxford Road. 6) Onto Coxford Road until you see on the LHS a pathway into the grounds of Southampton Sports Centre. Continue on the path and at the T junction take a left onto the main track through the sports ground. This will bend through the sports ground and eventually becomes Golf Course Road (no traffic though). This will take you up a hill. Stop at the top and take a look at the Memorial for Warrior the Horse on the LHS. 7) Just a little further is the Southamton City Golf Course club house where you can take on refreshments and enjoy the fantastic view. 8) Continue straight on which will now become a track (do not turn right on Golf course road). 9) The track will become Hadrians Way. Continue back over the M27 and on to the crossroads with Roman Road and Heatherlands Road. 10) Continue on Heatherlands Road until you reach the A27 Chilworth Road again. Turn left and use the cycle path back to the Chilworth Arms. 11) This time go straight over the A27 Chilworth Road from the pub onto Woodside. Continue down the hill and this will turn into a bridleway that returns

to Castle Lane. Be very careful at the end of the bridleway as you need to cross Castle Lane and get back onto the safe cycle track on the other side of the road. You could turn left or right to do this. I think turning left and then crossing over is the safer option. Back on the track turn right and backtrack to the Cleveland Bay. Well done. If you prefer to walk a 4 mile route: Start and end at The Chilworth Arms. View: http:// gb.mapometer.com/walking/ route_1480042.html a) Walk down Manor Road and continue leftish onto Manor Drove which should take you over the M27 motorway. b) Just over the M27 do not continue on Manor Drove, but go straight on down a track which is a walking route only. This will take you into Lords Wood and you need to follow this path straight through the woods until it rejoins Coxford Road. c) Follow instructions 6-9. d) Do not go onto Heatherlands Road, but take the left hand turn onto Roman Road which is a footpath for walkers only. e) This straight road will return you back to Manor Road. Turn right back to the Chilworth Arms. Many thanks to local resident Penny King for this piece


Frightened of the

DENTIST? Have you been putting it off? Dental Phobic? Bad Experience?

Let me restore your confidence in dentistry Dr Emma O'Hara B.D.S. Fryern Dental Practice, 119a Winchester Rd, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2DR From TLC to Intravenous Sedation Available on a Private Basis

Call 02380

262607 For a free consultation

CAROLINE’S BEAUTY SALON

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Found in Winchester, sold in London for £10,000 Curious to know if you have somethingof value? It could pay to talk to Bonhams. - Insurance and Probate Valuations - Home Visits - Specialist Valuation Days Edward Louis Lawrenson (British, born 1868), The Wooden Plough 01962 862 515 winchester@bonhams.com

68 Hiltingbury Road, Chandlers Ford, Hants. S053 5SS

Tel: 023 8026 6096 email: carolinesbeauty@aol.com

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Mystique Beauty professional and relaxing treatments at affordable prices

Minx and Shellac have arrived at Mystique Beauty! To celebrate, we're offering a massive 20% off all Shellac and Minx manicures and pedicures See the Special Offers page on our website for full details

t: 023 8027 5475 | m: 07795 103142 e: louise@mystiquebeauty.net www.mystiquebeauty.net 11 Sir Galahad Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 4HH

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The Mind Body Spirit Experience The Big Bi-Annual Event 26th - 27th November 2011 10.00am - 4.30pm daily Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED

Opening Drumming Session Free Talks / Workshops Mediums, Tarot &Psychic readers Taster Therapies and Healings Jewellery, Crystals and Candles Many Natural Products Admission: £3 per day, Special 2 day pass £5

Refreshments available For More Info: Sue: 01489 799740 or www.suemurrayhealing.co.uk

CHIROPODIST & PODIATRIST Jon Callen BSc (Hons)MChS

At

Go Physio

45 Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 3DJ

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8025 3317

Ingrowing nails Corns Skin problems Foot pain Insoles Orthoses Also at:

Eastleigh 023 8061 2166 Fair Oak: 0844 880 8280 Home visits / out of hours

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Tel: 02380 267889

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PROVIDING NHS DENTISTRY SINCE 1974

www.chandlersforddental.com info@nhsfamilydental.co.uk

FAMILY DENTAL CARE Mr M MANSOURIAN (DDS-Sweden) and associates.

Affordable, high quality NHS dental care Just call, email or pop in > Prevention and treatment in all aspect of general dentistry for the whole family and also for patients nervous of dental work > Friendly, comfortable, modern practice > Hygienist service New and emergency NHS patients are welcome We also provide affordable private treatments including FREE first consultation for smile design, tooth whitening (zoom2), implants and advance root canal treatments.

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67 Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford, Hants SO53 3AP (Next to Curtis Bros Bathroom Specialist)

All About You

Beauty Treatments Nail Technology Holistic Therapies Jessica Manicures Zenspa Pedicures Nail Enhancements Waxing Eye Treatments 3D Lashes Prescriptive Facials Make-up St. Tropez Indian Head Massage Swedish Body Massage A Variety of Beauty Packages

View the website for full treatments details: www.aaybeauty.co.uk Contact fully qualified therapist Karen to plan and book your experience: Mobile: 07739962551 Email: karen@aaybeauty.co.uk 10% off your first treatment 10

Individual 3D Semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions Create longer, thicker yet natural lashes, that darken your own lash, so no need for mascara. Make your eyes ‘bigger’ and ‘sexier’. Lashes come in a range of sizes and thicknesses so each set can be tailored to your own personal look. Fabulous for weddings, parties, holidays or even everyday. Specialising in: • threading • waxing • lash and brow tinting • lash perming. All competitively priced.

Based in Chandlers Ford with plenty of free parking. A relaxed and friendly environment.


We all know that great hair is the best accessory you can ever have, so that’s why it’s so important to keep it in tip-top condition and looking fabulous. For most of us though, this is easier said than done.

Heavenly Hair

With so many things ‘out to get’ our hair, just keeping it frizz-free and vaguely manageable from day to day is an effort. The prospect of attaining any sort of smooth silky condition seems unlikely.

But there is hope. This winter signals the perfect time to initiate a dedicated and committed haircare routine. Investing time, patience and energy in your locks means that you can be rewarded with glossy lengths of Rapunzel-esque proportions. The main problem we all face, especially at this time of year, is the damage caused by the elements. Harsh weather conditions outside and centrally heated rooms inside sap moisture from the hair, leaving it dry, split and unsightly. But what makes it far worse is the damage caused by trying to achieve a smooth finish when we reach for the straighteners and turn up the heat. It’s a quick fix for hair now, but in the long run it’s a big problem. Regular use of styling tools weakens the hair, causing it to split and break. Applying a good quality heat protecting mist onto your lengths does help to limit damage, but the bottom line is that any intense heat isn’t a good thing. So cut back where you can. Blow-drying is undeniably essential for adding lift, volume and shape to your tresses, but unfortunately can prove to be as damaging as any other heated tool. It’s essential to dry on a cool heat setting and always allow hair to ‘towel-dry’ for as long as possible beforehand. Be extra careful with wet hair, as it’s at its weakest. Using a good quality hairbrush will ensure easy styling - particularly natural bristle brushes, as these will be extra gentle and encourage shine. Investing in quality products from your hairdresser may be expensive but will certainly have a lasting impact. It’s always best to seek professional advice on establishing a tailored product plan for your hair. Although most come with a hefty price tag, protein-rich shampoos and conditioners are excellent at re-building the structure of your hair and creating strength and shine. It’s easy to become cynical about products and it’s certainly true that a lot of money can be ...Continued on page 12

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wasted on them, but find the one that’s right for you and you’ll never go back. What’s more, better products need only be used sparingly as they are packed full of rich ingredients, so they last a long time and can offer better value for money. Good health is essential for good hair. We all feel run-down at this time of year and with the annual bouts of colds and flu ready to strike, hair can become dull, lifeless and lacking in the nutrients required to look its silky and shiny best. Stocking up on vitamins, fresh fruit and vegetables, not to mention protein rich foods, lots of omega 3 and sources of iron, all go a long way to nourish the hair from the inside out. It takes around three months to see the effect of a healthy diet on your hair, but the results are fantastic and well worth the wait, so be patient. A healthy head of hair is the starting point that everyone needs to make the most of their colour, cut or style. So transform yours now and never worry about a bad hair day again. Hot Heads A6 advert 2011_Layout 1 21/07/2011 17:02 Page 1

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ROMSEY SALON 84 The Hundred Romsey SO51 8BX (01794) 522100 9am-5.30pm (9am-7pm tues & wed)

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We’ve changed for the better.....at Bodysound you can too! Bodysound Health Club Trafalgar Close, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4BW www.bodysound.co.uk

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A better smile

doesn’t have to cost the earth

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t always about major work. Even small improvements can make a big difference to your smile, and small changes don’t cost big money. Call Mr Sean O’Hara today for your FREE consultation

Call 02380 262607 www.fryerndental.co.uk Over 20 years experience of private cosmetic and implant dentistry

Mr Sean O’Hara BDS Dip.Imp.Dent.Msc (Implant Dentistry), Fryern Dental Practice 119A Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 2DR THE CHANDLERS FORD DIRECTORY | kevin@cfdirectory.co.uk

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Hursley Road Dental Practice Providing Family Dental Care in Chandlers Ford for over 35 years

• Relaxed, comfortable, modern practice • Preventative dentistry • Cosmetic treatments & whitening • Affordable private care for the whole family • 5 Dentists & 4 Hygienists • Large private car park 157 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Hants. SO53 1JH www.hursleydental.co.uk | Tel: 02380 267141 Email: hursley.dental@btconnect.com

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• 24 hr live in care or daily visits from 15 minutes upwards • Packages designed and tailored to suit your individual needs • No obligation advice and quotation • Free professional financial advice • All staff are fully trained, CRB checked, vetted, and monitored Looking after you and your home To join our friendly team contact the office for further details:

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Do you get these services from your current hair/beauty salon? Gorgeous waiting lounge Free parking Free hair advice Creative styling Drinks menu Affordable luxury Amazing beauty services Anti wrinkle treatment clinic Fabulous range of hair & beauty products Consistently educated team Pamper parties Relaxing personal experience Great offers Great loyalty rewards

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Gentle Caring Dentistry Chandlers Ford

Dr Richard Stone B.D.S. (U.Birm) & Dr Derien Pugh B.D.S. (U.Lond) Magic Wand Anaesthetic For Patients Fearing Needles

Half Price Whitening Wednesdays

Cosmetic & Preventative Dentistry • Professional Tooth Whitening • Emergency Same Day Service • Dental Hygienists • Anti Snoring Devices •

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Westfield Dental Studio 023 8026 5233 1 Westfield Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3GT

Getting In Great Shape for Autumn Treatment for problem areas such as:Stomachs

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Are you listening to me? When we say “Did you hear what I said?� it’s not usually because the other person didn’t hear, but more than they weren’t paying attention or taking our words seriously. It might be dismissed as a ‘man’ thing especially and something that a woman has to accept. However women can be just as guilty of not hearing. Whatever the reasons there are for not being heard and however valid these reasons are, the result is often a feeling of loneliness or under-appreciation within what might be an otherwise good relationship. Even in an otherwise happy partnership it’s not self-indulgent to expect more and doing so can enrich and further enhance our lives. When we are not heard adequately we often turn to non-verbal actions or behaviours in order to communicate our needs to those around us. It might be as obvious as banging pots and pans while

asks Maryanne Steele

washing up which might get a reaction, or going quiet which paradoxically can often get a greater reaction than when we are trying to talk. At Wings we are running a one day workshop for couples who would like to explore the art of hearing each other better. If you feel that you already have a good relationship but would like this further enhanced through hearing each other better, contact Maryanne Steele (details in advert above). This one day workshop ‘The Art of Hearing Each Other’ is being run from 10am-4pm on Saturday 15th October. Cost ÂŁ85 a couple to include refreshments and lunch and will be held at Wings in Romsey. For other forthcoming groups and workshops click onto www. wingscounselling.com.

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RSJ COMPUTER SERVICES SUPPORTING YOUR PC Available evenings and weekends at no extra cost For your home and small business I.T. needs Very competitive rates All makes of PC and laptops-Repairs, upgrades, servicing, set ups and rebuilds Broadband and wi-fi installations Virus and spyware removal HP,Compaq and Dell certified Free collection and delivery within Chandlers Ford and surrounding local area For all enquiries please ring between 9am - 9pm 7 days a week

Phone: 01794 518753 Mobile: 07962336334 Mobile: 07786935541 Email: info@rsjcomputerservices.co.uk Web: www.rsjcomputerservices.co.uk

Thoughts for Poppy Day In a foreign field, the red poppies grow Their roots search the earth below Heads waving gently seem to say, ‘Welcome’, to a glorious day. Years ago their peace was shattered. Soldiers’ bodies, torn and battered Hit the ground, died, where they fell. Died within a living Hell. The world we live in slowly turns. Yet man it seems has yet to learn The sacrifices made years past were Given that peace would last. Peace today is fast asleep Warriors’ souls fly high and weekp. ‘What have we died for?’ they all cry. No one answers – we just pass by. B M Priday (Chandlers Ford Resident)

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WISH YOU WERE HERE? OR HERE? As you approach retirement how do you imagine you will spend your time and will your pension provide you with the money to do it? Your pension company may offer you their own annuity to provide you with an income for your retirement years. But is it the best you can get? You could a get a greater income elsewhere and another provider could also offer you more money based on your health and lifestyle. Why not come and talk to the local experts and let us find the best retirement income provider for you. L E T u s u p g r a d E y o u r rETirEmEnT incomE

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in partnership Financial design are based in Eastleigh and we provide fully independent financial advice. as well as being fully regulated by the Fsa we are part of the highly successful rothmans accountancy group.

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The Rotary Club of Chandlers Ford & Itchen Valley Meet other businesspersons. Make new contacts.

Come and join us for a

“Bacon Butty Breakfast" at the Bay Leaves Larder 87 to 91 Hiltingbury Road, Chandlers Ford, on Tuesday 29th Nov 2011 7.30am to 8.30am (cost £4.50)

search box to find our club website)

Discover opportunities to help local and international charities.

In order to book your breakfast call Mike Scrivener on 07976630764

Meet like-minded people on a regular basis and enjoy our social activities.

Or contact us through the facility on our website.

We are the Rotary Club of Chandlers Ford & Itchen Valley. (If you would like to see more of what we do just enter CHANDLERS FORD ROTARY in your browser

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Help with all aspects of computer care and advice you can trust from a qualified local expert. Very competitive rates or complete care packages from only £10 per month. Providing a fast and reliable service at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends. Free collection and return. Check out our website or call either Ian/Rachel on:Tel: 02380

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Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers • Business and Personal Taxation • Bookkeeping and Management Accounts • Year End Accounts • Company Secretarial Services • CIS • VAT • Self Assessment • Business startups Friendly & professional service Reasonable fees to suit all budgets

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Isn’t it time you enjoyed the retirement you’ve always dreamed of?

If you are 55 or over and own your own home, then Equity Release could be the answer • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime holiday • Give your children their inheritance early • Purchase a new car • Have a conservatory or extension added • Have spare cash for unexpected • Make ends meet • Pay off a traditional mortgage occurrences • Achieve peace of mind * Here at Dulay Barker Reeves, we can offer you truly impartial advice, surveying the whole market to find the right financial products for your individual needs. Equity release may involve a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan. To understand the features and risks ask for a personalised illustration.

For a free initial consultation with no obligation, please call Warren Barker on :-

023 8025 3585 or please email warren@dulaybarkerreeves.co.uk www.dulaybarkerreeves.co.uk There will be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances but we estimate that it will be £750. CHECK THAT THIS MORTGAGE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE OR SELL YOUR HOME OR YOU WANT YOUR FAMILY TO INHERIT IT. IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, SEEK INDEPENDENT ADVICE. * alternative non-equity release funding options may be preferable/cheaper in the long term.

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Working from home Solitaire Addiction Whichever IT whizz it was who decided that solitaire should come as standard with personal computers ought to be bloody well shot. Twice, if need be. And tazered first, just to drive home the message. Nothing is less conducive to putting in a morning’s solid uninterrupted work. Nothing is more destructive of productivity. It’s a horrible corrosive addiction that can devour whole swathes of precious minutes – 10 or 15 at a time, if you’re not careful, sliding by unnoticed while you and your mouse dutifully pile card upon card. Back in the office days, of course, when a line manager would occasionally pass majestically by, being caught with solitaire (or patience, as it used to be called before the US inherited the earth and all that therein is) up on the screen was a disciplinary offence, as was sending personal emails or using one’s own mobile in office hours. Now I Work From Home I am my own line manager, and I seem to have learnt a degree of defiance I could never muster when I was a humble employee. “Stop doing that and get on with some work,” I tell myself magisterially. “No,” I reply, surprising myself with my devilmay-care wilfulness. Actually, I used to play patience for hours on end in the days when cards were actual physical objects. I kidded myself that it cleared my mind and helped me wind down before going to bed. And suddenly it was half past one in the morning and I was still glued moronically to

the kitchen table laying out game after game. Now I have solitaire on my PC I make the same sort of lame excuses – “I’ve got intro-block and I need to empty my mind” is a personal favourite. When I’m on the phone I lay out a game while I’m waiting for the callee to pick up. The game is resumed when the call is finished but is all too often succeeded by another and another. What is it that is so addictive about solitaire? It’s a strange game: mechanical, repetitive, and so determined by the random fall of cards that skill and concentration can’t guarantee a win. On the other hand, you can guarantee to lose without at least a minimum of skill and concentration, so there’s a curious paradox: it’ll harm you if you don’t stay sort of awake and alert, but it won’t really help you if you do. In that sense it’s rather like some sort of production-line work: you repeat the same action over and over again, paying just enough attention to spot and head off a breakdown. And this is precisely how hypnosis works: you reduce the broadband width of your attention span until there is only one stimulus you need to respond to. The rest is a vacancy. Anyway, telling myself that I’m hypnotised is a convenient get-out: it means that I’m not really responsible for my own actions, that I’m not just a lazy slob who needs to buckle down and get on with it, and that the programmer who devised the game in the first place is the real villain who deserves to suffer for what are, after all, my own actions. It also makes me grateful that I’m a virtual computer illiterate without the basic skills to learn anything more complicated than solitaire. Because if I really got into computer games, I’d never do any work at all! by Ted Bruning

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Made famous by TV show The Inbetweeners, this little city car wasn’t Simon’s motor of choice without good reason. It’s extremely cheap to run and insurance won’t be too painful either. Don’t expect much in the way of equipment and remember these Fiats can be a little unreliable, so budget for repairs.

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This Citroen is the sister car of the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo – not much changes apart from the badge. It’s good to drive and being relatively new it’s one of the safest options. However, insurance will be a bit more expensive than others and you’ll be hard pressed to find one with air con. Fuel economy will make up for the lack of equipment, but they are still pricey.

Toyota Yaris – from £750

One of the most bulletproof models if you want to avoid running repairs, a Yaris is a sensible choice. They’re roomy inside and if you can stretch to a diesel variant, trips to fuel stations will be relatively infrequent. Insurance costs are surprisingly affordable and it’s a safe option, but prices can reflect that.

Peugeot 106 – from £300

They can be picked up for next to nothing and with a choice of engines and trims to suit most budgets, a 106 is a tempting option. Most are a bit basic, but they’re entertaining to drive and reasonably affordable to insure. However, they’re not known for their reliability so try and buy one with service history and have it checked over before handing over your cash.

Finally, a couple of tips if you’re buying your first car: Always take someone with you who knows what they’re looking at, even – and don’t laugh – if that means your parents. Have the car checked over by a mechanic too – it’s often worth half an hour’s labour in a garage to save you big bills. And for more expensive cars fork out for an HPI check to ensure it’s not stolen (or ask your Gran to pay for it). Happy hunting!

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Regulations Proposed for Will Writers For the past few years, I have been writing articles and voicing my concerns regarding the emergence of an increasing number of independent, unregulated companies whose business is Will-writing. I have cited examples from my own professional experience to illustrate the devastation caused to groups of friends and families by incompetence and bad practice. Thankfully, it would appear that I am not alone. The latest report published by the legal profession’s new consumer watchdog, ‘The Legal Services Consumer Panel’ or ‘LSCP’ has been in response to growing concern about the impact of the rapidly expanding number and sources of Will-writing practitioners. The report’s main recommendation was that willwriting should become a ‘reserved activity’. The LSCP recommended that all providers, including solicitors, should be obliged to satisfy a body of regulators that they are competent, follow a recognised code of conduct and allow any complaints about their service to be adjudicated by the Legal Ombudsman. Despite 82% of a recent poll of 1,000 people saying they thought training and qualifications were required before someone could become a Will writer, there no restrictions on who can be paid to draft a Will. In fact a recent survey showed that 67% of consumers wrongly believe that all Will writers are solicitors. The report uncovered evidence of poor quality Wills, high-pressure sales practices targeting those in their senior years, deceptive pricing and lost Wills when companies disappeared without

a trace. It is shocking to me that the creation of one of the most important legal documents that anyone can make has been able to evolve in this manner. Historically, it used to be that Wills were made by a solicitor. Whilst I appreciate in this day and age, no one sector can expect a monopoly on a service (and the report did uncover bad practice in law firms) the growing competition from banks, Will-writing companies and other providers has meant the activity has spread without anyone paying close attention. It is estimated that unregulated Will-writing companies prepare around 10%, of all Wills, amounting to 180,000 each year. The LSCP suggests an ‘Institute of Professional Will Writers’ and raising training standards for all practitioners, which I completely agree with. It also seeks support from the Office of Fair Trading to lead an enforcement campaign against Will-writing companies with the worst sales practices However, the report does make one observation that gives me further cause for concern. It says that in a reserved market ‘Will-writing

companies would not need to meet all the regulatory requirements places on solicitors’. This surely contradicts the LSCP’s main message? You can’t have one set of rules of lawyers and lighter ones for those outside the legal profession. In my opinion, the issue is trust and proof of competency. Yes, there should be one, agreed standard that the public recognise for all practitioners, but until then it is up to you to always ask for accreditations and accountability from the person drawing up your Will.

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Winchester draws visitors in their thousands at this time of year, as the Christmas shopping season gets underway. With a great atmosphere, a mix of chain and independent shops, the Christmas market and the ice skating rink, it really is a lovely place to go shopping. But Winchester is steeped in history and has so much to offer within walking distance of the High Street which doesn’t involve spending money.

Hampshire Heritage Winchester Cathedral Obviously by merit of its size, Winchester Cathedral is a big draw, and no review of the area’s heritage would be complete without at least a mention. In many cities the commercial area has developed well away from the places of interest, but the Cathedral is just behind the High Street and during December the ice skating rink and the Christmas market are sited in the grounds so the Cathedral is easy to include in a shopping visit. However as this series is about less well known heritage which is off the beaten track, we’ll move on. Winchester City Museum Also just behind the High Street is Winchester’s City Museum. The museum tells the story of the city through its extensive display of archaeological and local history collections. Starting on the top floor (there are three floors, lift available) the museum covers Winchester’s pre-historic origins, from Roman times to its development under Alfred the Great. On the second floor the city’s decline in the later Middle Ages details the creation of a new centre of government at Westminster

Round Table, Great Hall, Martin Kraft in London, the Black Death in the 14th century and the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. On the ground floor, Winchester’s modern day role as a local shopping centre and tourist destination beginning in the 19th century is shown with Victorian and Edwardian shops. Entrance is free (donations suggested) and the museum is open all year round. St Lawrence in the Square

and St Swithun-uponKingsgate churches Unlike many attractions churches really don’t need to have their particular attractions pointed out. Any long-surviving church will be fascinating in itself and these two in Winchester are no exception. St Lawrence in the Square could easily be missed - indeed you may have walked past it without realising it. Half way up the pedestrianised High Street ...Continued on page 38

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you will see the Buttercross (an attraction in its own right) and just behind is an alleyway which would take you through to the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. As you go into the alleyway, on your left is the entrance to St Lawrence in the Square. St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate is built above one of the ancient gates in the walls of Winchester. It is first mentioned from records in 1264 when it was also destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt and has been much restored over the centuries. The church can be reached by going round to the south side of The Cathedral and going through Kingsgate. Worth calling in if you are in the area, or calling to check if they are open if you are making a special trip. www. stlawrence.hampshire.org.uk The Great Hall If you walk to the top of the High Street – beyond the pedestrianised area and up to Westgate (the large grey stone arch) you will find on your left The Great Hall and Round Table. The Great Hall was originally part of Winchester Castle which dated from the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-1087). By the end of King John's reign in 1216 the castle and its royal palace needed extensive repair. Between 1222 and 1235 the Castle's hall was replaced by the building which stands today, the Castle itself having

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been demolished by Oliver Cromwell in 1646. The Hall is a tourist attraction in its own right, but the real draw is the magnificent round table, mounted vertical on one end wall. Although now known to have been constructed in the late 13th century, and painted in its present form for King Henry VIII, the table has for centuries been venerated by generations of tourists as the mysterious table of King Arthur. The table is 5.5 metres in diameter, weighing 1200kg and is constructed from English oak. Entrance is free (donations suggested) and the Hall is open all year round. The Gurkha Museum In the same general area as the Great Hall is The Gurkha

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With interest rates still at a record low level, we are seeing growing interest from buy-tolet purchasers wishing to invest in property, rather than keeping their money in savings. On a well-presented two or three bedroom rented property in Chandler’s Ford, the return on capital is in the region of 5% plus the appreciation in the value of the property over the longer term.”

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According to my diary – and this seems rather improbable, so I double-checked – summertime only ended on 30 October both in Britain and the rest of Europe, which I suppose makes 1 November the second day of winter.

November Did you notice how much chillier it is all of a sudden? No, neither did I. But, more out of habit than for any practical reason, I lit the fire anyway. The habit goes back to my childhood. I grew up in an enormous draughty old house with nothing as new-fangled as central heating but with an open fire in almost every room. (A couple of the bedrooms had gas fires but they were so ancient that daring to light them would have been a leap of faith too great to risk.) And I can tell you from a lot of personal experience that in practical terms at least, open fires are more trouble than they’re worth. Only the drawing room and parlour fires were lit regularly: cleaning the grates, bringing in the kindling and coal, and laying the fires was my chore every morning from the age of about eight. It wasn’t a big chore, but having to go out into the dark damp night to refill the coalscuttles was a constant source of resentment. Bedrooms, thankfully, were unheated and freezing, since in those days we believed in warm beds in cold rooms: quilts, blankets, thick flannel pyjamas and, for the feeblest, hot water bottles supplied the place of radiators perfectly adequately. It wasn’t a big chore – certainly not as annoying as trying to wash up Sunday lunch with a hot water system that didn’t actually produce hot water; and I wouldn’t have minded it if the open fires had actually heated

the rooms they were meant to heat. But they didn’t. The house was over 150 years old, and so were its doors and windows. All the fires did was suck the cold night air through the cracks and gaps in door and window frames to create howling draughts. If you sat near enough to the fire your front would roast while your rear froze. The hearthrugs could actually be observed progressing worm-wise towards the fireplaces as the draught got underneath them. To add insult to injury, the fires also managed to deposit a fine layer of ash on every horizontal surface while covering the surrounding floors with a crunchy paving of coal dust. Not so bad on bare boards, but the ruin of any carpet. And yet I wouldn’t be without one. We don’t need one: our central heating works fine. We’re toasty, and the fire might only be lit on Christmas Day (which is also the only time of year

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when the old kitchen clock is wound). Because the point about a real fire is that it is beautiful. Not only does it cast a cheery glow throughout the whole room (whether your own sitting-room or, preferably, the bar of your favourite pub), it also repays close inspection. Flames writhe and flicker; sparks fly amid loud cracks and sputters; hissing jets flare from gas pockets within the coal; logs create intriguing caves of embers that change colour as you watch; and the blaze subsides to create a hypnotic pool into which you stare entranced exactly as your caveman ancestors did millennia ago. With all this going on, who needs TV? So, open fires are difficult to clean, time-consuming to lay and have to be regularly topped up with coal and wood. They’re not that efficient at actually warming the room, but they do make it dirty. Who cares though? It’s November – buy some logs now!

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We provide good quality teaching in an outstanding learning environment where children are nurtured, challenged and inspired in our care. Ofsted says: ‘The school is a very happy and friendly place where pupils receive exceptional care. As a result, their personal development is outstanding and this is evident in their enjoyment of school and their very positive attitudes to learning.’ Fryern Infant and Junior Schools form a unique Primary Federation in Chandler’s Ford. Both schools have been judged to be good with outstanding features in their last Ofsted reports. We offer individual appointments where you can see the school in action. We will also be holding a Federation open afternoon on Friday 4th November from 1.30 - 3.00p.m.

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I grew up in a small village on the River Thames. From an early age, my grandfather told me that if I could find a way to be paid for doing the things I loved most, I’d be happy. He was right. I count myself extremely lucky because, some years on, I am in the fortunate position of making a living as a musician and writer. These days I live in a leafy suburb of London, which in many ways isn’t that different from the village where I spent my childhood. There’s a strong sense of community here and residents take great pride in the state of their neighbourhood. At least, they do most of the time. In recent weeks, something happened in this leafy suburb that would never have happened in my cosy village on the Thames. People started rioting. Some have suggested that we, Society At Large, are to blame for this, since we have failed to instill a sense of selfworth in our nation’s youth.

I’m sure this is the case for many of the troublemakers, but certainly not all of them. Some seemed comically blasé about their involvement. I heard two young girls who’d found the time, whilst wreaking lawless havoc on the streets, to exchange pleasantries with a BBC radio presenter. Name another quintessentially British activity where the participants stop halfway through for light refreshment and a leisurely chat with the BBC...? That’s right - cricket. The police may as well have been handing out cucumber sandwiches. It’s worth mentioning too that the girls were merrily sozzled on stolen booze. And what were they drinking? White Lightning? Special Brew? No. A bottle of rosé. Is this really the kind of image that a young rioter in the prime of their malfeasance wants to project to the world? I should think it’s near impossible to rampage the streets with any sense of menace when you’re also sipping on a nice cold glass of

The prevailing sentiment during the aftermath was that a worrying percentage of our young people are growing up without hope. We teach them that Money Equals Success but then make it quite clear that they’re never going to have any because there are no jobs and if they want to go to university to make themselves more employable they’ll first need to sell all their organs to medical science. Twice. Now, my grandfather lives in Scotland and he’s had a double-hip replacement so it’s unrealistic to expect him to run around the country spreading his simple but meaningful message to all the children of Great Britain like some kind of mad Glaswegian Santa. I can, however, do my duty as a grandson and pass it on. You can, and should, pursue your dreams. And if you don’t have a dream, find one and pursue that. Take it from me, it’s actually a lot more fun than hawking plasma tellies out of your local Dixons, and you’re much less likely to end up with an ASBO. Chris plays piano in South London power-pop band The Lightyears. Read more of Chris’ blogs and tour diaries at www. TheLightyears.com.

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Aiming for the truth Some people say nothing much happens in Chandlers Ford. It’s easy to agree, unless you were passing the Central Precinct at 10am on Thursday, 13 September 2007. It was there, at the centre of the town – by the little roundabout where Bournemouth Road, Winchester Road and Hursley Road meet – that a bullet was fired by a police marksman. There were two more rifle shots from another officer and then, at the bottom of the five steps leading down from the HSBC bank, a man lay dead. His companion, lying a few feet away, was wounded and would be dead before noon. Most years, UK police shoot dead only one or two people, so the double death in a single incident at Chandlers Ford made big headlines. The shootings followed 20 ruthless robberies masterminded by a south London career criminal, Mark Nunes. Some of the gang recruited by Nunes, 35, were old school mates for whom robbing security vans became a regular job. For 18 months they averaged a robbery a month. Police intelligence suggested

Nunes was planning a raid at the precinct. The Flying Squad positioned armed officers around HSBC and waited for the gang to arrive. Police appear to have been in a flat across the road, and some were even in the adjacent public toilets. The GS4 van pulled up on a yellow-paint hatched area alongside the bank. A security guard got out. Nunes ran from a parked car and pointed a gun at the guard’s head. The first shot rang out. Nunes fell to the ground, dead.

told in advance that they could shoot to kill. In October the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said there was no evidence of criminal action or misconduct by the marksmen, though there were “issues” around the planning of the operation. At time of writing, a double inquest is underway in Winchester, where the IPCC report will be considered.

His loaded 9mm Beretta lay on the tarmac at the foot of the steps. An accomplice, Andrew Markland, ran from the bus stop across the road and made as if to pick up the weapon when his upper torso was hit by the final two bullets.

The Nunes gang repeatedly endangered lives and terrified security staff. A man’s life appears to have been threatened when the raiders died. Nevertheless, killing by powerful agencies of the state must be monitored rigorously. Left unchecked, it can appear menacing and ultimately undermine democracy.

Sandra Gidley, the then Romsey MP whose constituency included the precinct, was criticised when she called for an open inquiry. Mrs Gidley wanted to know if officers had been

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Dress your home for winter with layers of cosiness • Throw down a deep pile rug to add extra softness and a sense of warmth underfoot. • Swap sheer, pale, lightweight curtains or blinds for something heavier – wool, tweed, velvet, even felt, denim or mohair. • On sofas and armchairs, pile up cushions for a sense of cosy luxury and add a throw or two folded over the back: great for snuggling under. You could use a length of tweed edged with velvet ribbon, chunky knitting or crochet, fake fur or soft fleece. • Replace pale bed linen with sheets or a duvet cover in a deeper shade. Add quilts, eiderdowns, bedcovers, throws and blankets. • Feature walls may no longer be cutting edge, but they’re still good looking: paint one wall of a living room or bedroom in warm, boldly coloured emulsion – it’s easy enough to paint over again if you get bored with it. by Katherine Sorrell

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By chance I came across the web site of the Chandlers Ford Directory and was pleased to read the information therein as I was born in Chandlers Ford nearly 80 years ago and I have many memories I would like to share with you. I think it is important that us "oldies" should record our memories whilst we are still alive so that present residents should know a little of the history of where they live. In 1937 I started school at Sherborne House School in Lakewood Road where Mrs Wise was Headmistress. I was in the form run by her daughter, Miss Dorothy Wise. The school evacuated to Somerset in 1940 but I did not go with them going instead to Kings Road School where Miss Golding was Headmistress. My form master was Mr Lush who used to punish children by hitting them across the knuckles with the narrow side of a ruler. This was painful and would not be allowed today and his pupils, including me, were afraid of him. I remember that during air raids we used to go into the shelters in the school grounds and sang songs. I had a friend

Chandlers Ford 1932 – 1950

in the class called Pat Haskell. Her father had a haulage business which he operated from his house at the top of Station Lane. I can see the house in an aerial photo taken in 1950. I wonder if Pat Haskell is still around and if she reads this she can contact me by email as I now live in Worthing, West Sussex (contact Tania for the address). I lived in Castle Lane and remember as a small boy of about 4 years old being taken by my Mother to look at the pigs on a small holding on the south side of Chestnut Avenue. On entering Chestnut Avenue from Bournemouth Road there was a Hilliers Nursery and next door there was a field where in 1937 there was a camp for the Basque children evacuated from Spain during the Civil War. Further along the road in 1940 there was a battery of Anti-Aircraft guns and when the Blitz was on I could hear the command "Fire" being given. The soldiers lived in Nissen Huts on the side of Chestnut Avenue. When I was about 4 or 5 I developed Scarlet Fever

and was sent by ambulance to the Isolation Hospital. I never knew where I was and was home-sick and couldn't eat. I now believe it was along Oakmount Avenue. In September 1940 I remember standing outside my kitchen door looking towards Eastleigh. At that very moment I saw German bombers dropping 4 bombs out of 14 on the Cunliffe-Owen aircraft factory and I can still picture in my mind these bombs falling. I read an article on The Chandlers Ford website called "Growing up in Chandlers Ford during the War". It so happens I can remember Jean Easter's Mother who lived nearly opposite me and I share her memories of the air raids and the tank testing pit in Castle Lane. I too think we were lucky to live so near the open fields which are now sadly built upon. I also remember the Water Services Inspector, Mr Rose who lived in Castle Lane and used to walk morning and evening to a manhole near Jean Easter's house to turn on/ off the water.

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Local Events Round Table Fireworks Display Sat 5 Nov 1.00pm with fireworks at 7.30pm Mayflower Park, Southampton, SO14 2AQ Southampton Round Table will be hosting their annual fireworks display at Mayflower Park - witness the spectacular Fireworks extravaganza lighting up Southampton waterfront. £5 adult, £3 children (adv) £6 adult, £4 children (gate). 023 8083 3333. Wellow Fireworks Display 2011 Sat 5 Nov 5.30pm Wellow School, Romsey Road, West Wellow, SO51 6BG A themed fireworks display set to "West End Musicals". BBQ, Refreshments, Glowsticks on sale. £20 family (adv) £22 (gate) £7 adult £4 child/OAP

guided walk before picking your own sloes for home recipes! Collection punnet included. Advance booking essential. £4 (adult) £1 (child). 01489 787055. Wartime Memories Sun 6 Nov 2.00pm Royal Victoria Country Park, Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, SO31 5EY Major EJ Colenutt 136 Field Regt RA will be sharing his wartime stories and pictures of 'The forgotten Army in Burma'. Hound Local History Group will be showing archive pictures of 'Netley Hospital in Wartime'. Refreshments available. £2. friendsrvcp@btinternet.com. 023 8045 5157

CLIC Sargent Christmas Gift Fair Sun 6 & Mon 7 Nov 11am–4pm Fireworks Night Lainston House Hotel, Sat 5 Nov 6.00pm Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, Royal Victoria Country Park, Winchester SO21 2LT Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Stallholders will be selling a SO31 5EY variety of gifts and produce A spectacular Fireworks display to including stocking fillers, music in a beautiful setting. Other Christmas cakes & decorations, attractions include miniature and good foods from across the train rides, mini fun fayre, various world. £4.50. 02380 514043 or refreshment stalls and the Cedar 07795 296487. emily.jenkins@ Tea Rooms will be open. Adult clicsargent.org.uk £4.50, Conc £3 (adv) Adult £7, Conc £5, Family £20 (gate). Free Card Workshop parking. 023 8045 5157 Mon 7 Nov 10.00am Eastleigh Library, Swan Gift Fair Centre, Eastleigh, SO50 5SF Sun 6 Nov 10.00am A beginners introduction to Sparsholt Memorial Hall, card making with different skills Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, covered at each session. £10. Winchester, SO21 2NR 02380 612646. Jewellery, glass, ceramics, silk, leather, fabric, toys, wood, slate, Family History for Beginners Tues 8 Nov 7.00 – 9.00pm wax items and more! £2. Hampshire Record Office, Sussex 01962 776315. Street, Winchester, SO23 8TH Find your ancestors in the Berries for Birds and Bellies! archives at Hampshire Record Sun 6 Nov 11.00am Office. Access Hampshire family Manor Farm Country Park, history sources on microfilm/ Pylands Lane Burseldon, fiche and some for England and Southampton, SO31 1BH Wales. £10 – advance booking Feast your eyes on the winter required. 01962 846154 food for wildlife with a short

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Blood Donation Session Thurs 10 Nov 1.30-3.30pm and 4.30-6.30pm Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL Only 5 out of 100 people who can give blood actually do, yet giving blood is simple, safe and helps save lives. You can also sign up as a bone marrow donor at this session. 0300 123 2323. ‘We will remember them’ Fri 11 Nov 7.30pm Romsey United Reformed Church, Market Place, Romsey, SO51 8EL Michelmersh Silver Band is once again performing a concert in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. £10, £9 conc. 01794 512987. The Mill by Torchlight at Bursledon Windmill Fri 11 Nov 5.30pm Bursledon Windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire SO31 8BG Explore the windmill and barns in a different light on a spooky trail full of surprises - not for the faint hearted! BRING TORCHES. Limited parking. £3 adults, £2 children/conc. 0845 603 5635. Winchester Symphony Orchestra Thornden Hall, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2DW Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm Conductor Nicholas Wilks presents Nielsen’s Helios Overture, Op.17, Mahler’s Lieder aus "Des Knaben WUnderhom" and Nielson’s Symphony No.3 "Sinfonia Espansiva", Op.27. £12, £10 (conc) and £6 (under 16). www.ticketsource.co.uk/wso Romsey Choral Society Sat 12 Nov 7.30pm Romsey Abbey, SO51 8EN Handel’s Messiah with the Charivari Agreable Orchestra. 01794 512987.


November Winchester Discovery Centre Craft Fair Sat 12 Nov 10.00 – 4.00pm Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB Lots of Hampshire designers selling their handmade, not on the high street, jewellery, cards, prints, ceramics and textiles. Free admission. 01962 873603. Southampton Concert Orchestra Sun 13 Nov 4.00pm Thornden Hall, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2DW A collection of popular orchestral pieces aimed at introducing young people to classical music, including Copland Rodeo, and Ravel Bolero. £9, £7 (conc). 023 8024 6555. Remembrance Service Sun 13 Nov 10.55am The Cenotaph, Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7LY The Mayor is joined by city councillors as well as representatives of local businesses and organisations within the city. There are also representatives from military and cadet organisations as well as many veterans taking part in the parade which leaves from Guildhall Square at approximately 10.30am. 023 8083 2433. Romsey Market Place Mon 14 Nov – Sat 31 Dec 9am Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, SO23 8TH Free exhibition on the top floor of Hampshire Record Office, presented by LTVAS Group, showing the changing face of the market place in words and pictures. Free. 01962 846154.

Lunchtime Talk – Family at War Thurs 17th Nov McDonald Gallery, Gurkha Museum, WInchester Speaker: Brigadier Jolyon Jackson, author of The Family at War – The Foljambe Family and the Great War. Tickets for the talk are £6.00, which includes a sandwich lunch and are available by phone – 01962 842832 or email: curator@ thegurkhamuseum.co.uk Magic Lantern Shows Sun 20 Nov 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane Burseldon, Southampton, SO31 1BH Join us for a very special afternoon of Victorian family entertainment presented by popular lantern projectionist Mr Stan Roberts. A magical variety of illuminated slides including amazing mechanical moving images, rural and Christmas scenes. Normal Farm admission charges. 01489 787055.

Products. Admission: £3 per day, Special 2 day pass £5 For Info: Sue: 01489 799740 or www.suemurrayhealing.co.uk Teatime with Father Christmas Sun 27 Nov 2.30pm Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane Burseldon, Southampton, SO31 1BH Have a chat with Father Christmas as he drops into the farmhouse for afternoon tea with Victorian farmer's wife, Mrs Earwicker. Normal Farm admission charges. 01489 787055.

Concert by the Music Department of Peter Symonds College Tues 29 Nov, 7.30pm Thornden Hall, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, SO53 2DW An opportunity to hear the Orchestra, Big Band, College Choir and a range of ensembles from the music department of Peter Symonds College. £7, £5 City of Southampton Orchestra (conc). 01962 857592. Sat 26 Nov 7.30pm Thornden Hall, Thornden Winter Lecture- Italy's Sorrow School, Winchester Road, Thurs 8 Dec, 12:30 Chandler's Ford, SO53 2DW Gurkha Museum Winchester Opening its 2011-2012 season James Holland studied history with a concert featuring two at Durham University. Although favourites of the symphonic known as a land of beauty and repertoire, Rachmaninov's for the richness of its culture, Rhapsody on a Theme Italy’s suffering in 1944-1945 is of Paganini and Mahler's now largely forgotten. This is the magnificent Symphony No.5. first account of the conflict there £14, £12 (conc), £10 (students), to tell the story from all sides and £7 (under 16s). 023 8059 5151. to include the experiences of info@turnersims.co.uk soldiers and civilians alike. £6.00 per head including sandwich The Mind Body Spirit Experience lunch, 01962 842832 or curator@ 26th - 27th Nov 10am - 4.30pm daily thegurkhamuseum.co.uk Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED Free Talks / Workshops, Mediums, Tarot & Psychic Visit our website readers, taster Therapies and www.cfdirectory.co.uk Healings, Jewellery, Crystals, for more November events Candles & Many Natural

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Regular Local Events Social Group Mondays, Cleveland Bay, C/Ford Single, Divorced, Widowed, “Loose Ends” for a vibrant social group for 45+ ring Chris 02380861745 or Yvonne 07774043386 Brass Band Thurs 7:45pm, Sun 6:30pm Otterbourne Village Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne Otterbourne Brass playing at fetes, carnivals and agricultural shows in the summer, raising funds for band development and charity at Christmas and performing concerts throughout the year. New players are always welcome. Helen Davis, 01489 564716 Youth Band Thursday 7pm-9pm The Pavilion, Kingfisher Rd, Eastleigh Senators Youth band with brass, keyboard and drums for children aged 9-14. New members welcome – currently free! Call June Fitzpatrick on 02380 275422 for details or just turn up any Thursday (term time). Gardeners Club 1st Tues 7-10pm St Boniface Hall Guest speakers on garden and gardenrelated subjects. Some practical demonstrations and a Spring and Annual Show. Contact Valerie Jolley 01794 519919 Story Time Monday 2:15-2:45 - CF Library Stories for under 5s and their parents / carers at Chandler’s Ford Library Rhyme Time 1st Tues 10-10:30 - CF Library Songs & rhymes for children under 3 years and their parents/carers Amateur drama group Every Tuesday Ritchie Memorial Hall, C/Ford New members are always welcome, for both onstage and backstage roles. Cassiopeia@cassiopeian.co.uk or 0845 644 0496. Reading Group 2nd Weds 1:45 to 3:30 CF Library Join us for lively discussions about a chosen novel

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Flower Arranging 2nd Weds 7 for 7:30 N Baddesley Hall Series of demonstrations and talks on Flower Arranging at North Baddesley Village Hall, Contact Sue Perdue 023 8073 3134 Knit & Natter Every Thursday 9:30 to 11:00 Methodist Church, Dovetail Cafe A drop in knitting group for all ages. Come along for a knit and a chat over a coffee (a small donation is requested towards refreshments) Widowed Club 2nd Monday of each month 2-4pm C/F Working Men’s Club Social club for widows and widowers. Monthly meeting and trips out. Edith Lidstone 023 8026 9101 Social Club 2nd & 4th Wednesday 8.30pm Stoneham Arms in Bassett Green Road, Southampton Phase II Social & Cultural Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wed of the month from 8.30pm. All welcome, single or couples 40+. Tel:01329 664913 Walking 6 days a week - Various meeting places C.Ford, N Badd, Romsey & other Test Valley Locations Walks are approximately an hour long and a gentler pace is always offered. All walks are accompanied by a trained Health Walk Leader. All ages welcome. Laura Blake 01794 527 920 Flower & Garden Club The Otterbourne Flower & Garden Club Demonstrations,Speakers & Garden visits. Meetings at 7-30pm,in the Otterbourne Village Hall, on the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members Welcome. Liz Farrington 02380 611201. Over 70s Club Tuesdays 2 pm to 4 pm Age Concern Hall, Brownhill Road The Happy Bunch Club is an over 70’s club for the young at heart. Activities include gentle exercise classes, visiting speakers, musicians or simply tea, chat and laughter. Plus outings. Transport available. Call Jayne 02380 269319

Men’s Keep Fit Tuesdays 11am to 12pm Age Concern Hall, Brownhill Rd Over 50s men’s keep fit and social group. Come along, keep fit, make friends. All shapes and sizes welcome. £2 per session. Call Roy Wreford 02380 268237. Languages French - 1st Weds 10am Spanish - 2nd Weds 10am Dovetail Centre Local groups meet to practise French and Spanish conversation. The discussions are always friendly and informal and there are no fees. So come along and join us, whatever your level. For more information, please contact Derek on 023 8026 8953 or Kieran on 023 8026 7107 Social Tennis Club Tues & Thurs 7-9pm Knightwood Leisure Centre Steve Allen Social tennis and league matches. We play all through the year on floodlit courts. www.knightwoodtennisclub1.zoomshare. com or call 07964 789861 Art Group 4th Wednesday 7:30pm Chandler’s Ford Art Group meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month except August and December in the Community Hall, Hursley Rd, next to St Boniface Church. Visitors and new members welcome. 023 8025 4244 www.chandlersfordartgroup.com Scottish Dancing Wednesdays 7.30 - 10.00pm Saint Francis School, Valley Park Tuition given in steps and formations: Cost £1 .50 Contact Connie Cruden, 02380 267 317 Badminton Sat 09:00 - 10:30 term time Toynbee School For any children interested in taking up badminton, EJBC is looking for new members. The club is run by qualified Badminton England registered coaches. Minimum age 7 years. For further information, please contact Bev Ardabili, Club Coach and Treasurer on 02380 266121 or email bevardabili@ gmail.com


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News from Winchester and Chandlers Ford MP Steve Brine November is birthday month in the Brine household; Emily is four this year (going on 21) and William is now one. What excitement we have in store as the much worked upon birthday and Christmas list is revealed to the bank of Mum and Dad. Since I last wrote for the CF Directory, I have visited the Southern Cross Care Home in Chandler’s Ford (where they are understandably anxious for the future) and the brilliant Caterpillar Hill Children’s Centre above Chandler’s Ford Library. I even read the morning story (pictured) which was a real home from home for me! I have also welcomed hundreds of new university students to the area at the annual ritual that is Fresher’s Fair. I have concluded my 2011 Summer Tour with a special ‘street surgery’ at the Fryern Arcade on Winchester Road. I was joined by local Borough councillors, Judith Grajewski and Godfrey Olson and we were treated to a glorious late Summer morning to chat with the good people I am so lucky to represent.

I also dropped in on a new local business recently which specialises in Sri Lankan food. Haleema and her family run Sri Lankan Cuisine from their home Pantheon Road and hold monthly supper evenings at the Forte Tea Rooms in Winchester. It was good to see the spirit of entrepreneurialism thriving in Chandler’s Ford and I wish them well. In other news; I have met with a new local organisation ‘Green Win’ to work through the detail of how together we will roll-out the Government’s Green Deal and insulate thousands of homes across our area. You

can see more about this on my website. I have visited the Winchester Samaritans, big local employer Denplan and the world famous Watercress Line. I was also really pleased recently to open the new visitor centre at Winchester Prison. You can see so much more of my work locally - and on your behalf in Westminster - at www. stevebrine.com or you can call 01962 791110. You can also see many of the above stories featured in my Winter edition of The Chandler’s Ford which will be coming through local doors throughout November.

by Steve Brine

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Garden Waste, Cardboard, Construction & Demolition Materials; Liquid & Chemicals (including paint) and Waste Electronics. The centre is open between April and October (BST) from 8am to 7pm and from October to April between 8am and 4pm. Telephone: 02380 644106.

The following sites recycle glass only:

Combrades Club SO50 9DF, Falkland Road Shops SO53 3GA, Hilton Hotel SO16 3RB, Progressive Club SO50 4HR, Safeway SO53 2GH, The Gateway Pub SO50 9YX, The Hut Pub SO53 3DJ, White Horse Public House Car Park SO51 9BQ

The following sites recycle domestic batteries only: Eastleigh Comet SO50 9NA, Sainsburys SO50 9FH, Tesco SO50 4HP & SO53 4ST

The following site recycles cardboard only: Chandler's Ford Central Club SO53 2FZ

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Jamie’s Computers is the social

Charity Shops

Help the Aged (back of the Fryern Arcade) 11 Fryern Arcade, Winchester Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2DQ Tel: 023 8027 1562 Marie Curie Cancer Care (near The Library) 8 The Mall, Winchester Rd, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2QD Tel: 023 8027 1822

Freecycle®

Although small items are always welcomed by the charity shops, they don’t usually take electrical goods, larger items or pieces of furniture. However you can use The Freecycle® Network (online only) to find a new home for your unwanted clutter. This worldwide initiative – with local groups - is a way of giving away goods which you may not need but are still usable by others. The listings are text only so you don’t need to worry about pictures, and people will mail you via the site if they are interested. You choose one of the replies and the goods are usually collected within 24 hours – often much more quickly so it’s a very efficient way of recycling. It’s also a good place to go if you want something, although you have to have offered something before you can place a ‘wanted’ listing. You have to register as a Yahoo user first and then you can post messages which must be in the format Offered: Short Description, Location e.g. Offered: Portable TV, Chandlers Ford http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ EastleighFreecycle/messages

Recycling Council Collections

Test Valley – 01264 368000 http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=5200 Eastleigh Borough Council – 023 8068 8000 http://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/waste-recyclingenvironment.aspx

enterprise arm of the Society of St James, Southampton’s largest homelessness charity. Jamie’s provides a professional and secure IT disposal service to individuals, schools and businesses which includes data destruction, asset tracking, reuse and recycling. If you would like any further information about Jamie’s please visit our website www.jamies.org.uk or call us on 02380 632198 If you have equipment to dispose of please visit us at Unit 33, Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0SP. Monday – Friday from 10am-4.30pm Alternatively, if you are a business and would like to arrange a free collection please email us on disposal@jamies.org.uk

Pandora's Frox

(Ladies Resale Boutique)

Open Afternoons & Wednesday evenings 5pm- 9.30pm Phone to say you are coming! More quality dresses for resale welcome. Wardrobe sorting service available. Telephone Karen on 02380 253387

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Supermarket Opening Hours Mon Asda

023 8026 8341

Park Road Stores SPAR (Hursley Rd)

023 8025 2380

Co-op

023 8026 6561

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8.00am - 10am - 4pm Browsing from 8pm 9.30am

Bay Leaves Larder is open 8:30 till 5:30 Monday to Saturday. All opening hours are given as a guide only and are correct at the time of going to press CROSSWORD - Across: 1 Haberdasher, 9 Leopard, 10 Usage, 11 Moat, 12 Reveille, 14 Mocha,

15 Pinch, 20 Original, 22 Oslo, 24 Tiara, 25 Genuine, 26 Needlepoint. Down: 2 Avocado, 3 Edam, 4 Dodgem, 5 Souvenir, 6 Email, 7 Blame, 8 Fever, 13 Thailand, 16 Cushion, 17 Aorta, 18 Bangle, 19 Bogey, 21 Image, 23 Undo.

QUIZ - MUSICALS - 1. Cats, 2. The Taming Of The Shrew, 3. How

Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, 4. Pygmalion, 5. Mary Poppins (the song is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious), 6. Cliff Richard, 7. The Rocky Horror Show, 8. A Chorus Line, 9. Richard (Rodgers) and Oscar (Hammerstein), 10. We Will Rock You (based on Queen songs - "Galileo Figaro" is mentioned in Bohemian Rhapsody)

PICTOGRAM

1. Afternoon Tea, 2. Pat On The Back, 3. Train Of Thought

CHILDREN’S PUZZLE PAGE Number Square: Sums: 6, 8 8, 2 6, 1, 6, 7 2 6, 2 2, 4, 4 0, 1

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Advertising and Distribution

DISTRIBUTION: The Chandlers Ford Directory is delivered to two alternating areas of the SO53 postcode. On the odd numbered months it goes to: Knightwood, Valley Park, North Millers Dale, South Millers Dale, homes south of Hiltingbury Rd to the Central Precinct, and Hursley Rd. On the even numbered months the directory goes to homes north of Flexford and Hiltingbury Rds, Scantabout, Peverells Wood, Toynbee/ Bodycoats Rd, Chalvington Rd areas also Hursley and parts of Otterbourne. TO ADVERTISE: Please call or email Tania Houston Tania@cfdirectory.co.uk 023 8027 6361 or Kevin Houston Kevin @cfdirectory.co.uk 023 8027 6396 Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. The Chandler’s Ford Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form—electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise - without the prior consent of the publisher. Publisher: The Chandler’s Ford Directory Ltd

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Doctor Numbers NHS Direct (24 hr helpline) The Brownhill Surgery 2 Brownhill Rd Fryern Surgery Oakmount Rd Knightwood Surgery (Parkside Family Practice) Pilgrims Close Park Surgery (Chandlers Ford Family Practice), Hursley Rd St Francis Surgery (Chandlers Ford Family Practice), Pilgrims Close

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School & College Numbers 0845 46 47 023 8025 2188 023 8025 2414 023 8027 3252 023 8027 3458 023 8025 5118 0844 477 8957 (Emergencies press option 1) (Appointments press option 2)

Chemist Numbers

Asda Pharmacy, Bournemouth Road Tel: 023 8026 0092 Mon/Tues/Weds - 8.00am - 9.00pm, Thurs/Fri - 8am - 10pm, Sat - 8am - 8pm, Sun - 10am - 4pm. Bank Hols - 9.00am - 6pm. Boots the Chemist, 4-5 Fryern Arcade, Tel:023 8025 2751 Opening hours/rota: Mon/Tues - 8.30am - 6pm, Weds/Thurs/Fri - 8.30am - 6.30pm, Sat -8.30am - 5.30pm. Day Lewis, 95 Hiltingbury Road, SO53 5NQ. Tel: 023 8025 3063 Mon - Fri - 8.30am - 6pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm. Falkland Pharmacy, 1 Falkland Court, SO53 3GA. Tel:023 8025 4344 Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri - 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6.30pm Weds 9am - 1pm, 6pm - 7pm Sat - 9am -1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm Lloyds Pharmacy, 21 Hursley Road, SO53 2FS. Tel: 023 8025 4252 Mon - Fri - 9am - 6.30pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm Park Pharmacy, 3 Pilgrims Close, Valley Park, SO53 4TQ. Tel: 023 8026 3908 Mon - Fri - 8.45am - 6.30pm, Sat - 9am - 1pm

Church Numbers

New Community Church Methodist Church St Francis Church St Boniface Church (C of E) St Edwards Church St Martin in the Wood (C of E) United Reformed Church Velmore Church Churches Together in Chandlers Ford

07970 804708 023 8026 8803 023 80271152 023 8026 5977 023 8027 3882 023 8026 5977 023 8027 6791 023 8057 1414 www.ctcf.org.uk

Library Times http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/chandlersford-library.htm Oakmount Road, Chandler’s Ford, 0845 6035631 Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am - 5pm, Tue/Thur: 9am - 7pm Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

Barton Peveril Chandler’s Ford Infant Eastleigh College Fryern Infants Fryern Junior Hiltingbury Infants Hiltingbury Junior John Keble CE Knightwood Primary Lakeside Merdon Junior Otterbourne Primary Peter Symonds Scantabout Primary Sherborne House St Francis Primary St Swithun Wells Primary Thornden Toynbee

023 8036 7200 023 8025 2655 023 8091 1000 023 8026 5931 023 8025 4155 023 8026 5414 023 8026 1808 01962 775241 023 8026 1900 023 8026 6633 023 8026 5255 01962 712020 01962 857500 023 8026 6892 023 8025 2440 023 8027 1178 023 8026 6210 023 8026 9722 023 8026 9026

School Holidays All dates taken from - http://www.hants.gov.uk/ education/schools/holidays.php Autumn term Christmas: Mon 19/12/2011 to Mon 2/1/2012 Spring term Half Term: Mon 13/2/2012 - Fri 17/2/2012 Easter: Mon 2/4/2012 - Fri 13/4/2012 Summer term Half Term: Mon 4/6/2012 - Fri 8/6/2012 Summer Holiday: Tue 24/7/2012 - Fri 31/8/2012

Chandlers Ford MP

Steve Brine MP - Member of Parliament for Winchester & Chandlers Ford steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk, www.stevebrine.com 0207 219 7189 (London Office), 01962 791110 (Constituency Office)

Sustainable Transport For all rail, ferry, bus and underground information click on www.traveline.org.uk/ index.htm or call 0871 200 22 33 or visit www. threeriversrail.com For all cycle routes in Chandlers Ford and neighbouring areas visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/parking-travel--roads. aspx

Last Post Times

Ashdown Rd - Mon-Fri 5pm/Post Office Closes 5:30pm, Sat 11:30/Post Office Closes 12:30 Fryern Arcade Post Office - Mon-Fri 9:00 to 5:30, Saturday 9:00 to 12:30 LAST POST IN CHANDLERS FORD - Brickfield Lane on The Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate (near Hendy Truck) - Mon-Fri 6:30, Sat: 11:45 No collection Sunday

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For Advertisers offering multiple property services look under Property Maintenance, otherwise see specific trade e.g. electrician, carpenter etc.

Accounting: 22 Accord Accountants 18/31 Arlington Accountants Ltd 20 Kirkcaldy Accountancy Ltd Aerials: 77 Aerial Fix 36 DJ Satellites & Aerials 39 Air Conditioning: ALB Electrical Appliance Repair: 36 123 Domestic Appliances 34 Advanced Appliance Care 62 JP Appliances 76 Premier Electrics 43 Architect: Andrew Johns 7 Auction House: Bonhams Bathrooms: See Plumbing Beauty Treatments: 10 All About You 10 Amazing Lashes 15 Austen’s Hair & Beauty 7 Caroline’s 16 Firvale Clinic 8 Mystique Beauty 9 Nail Box 14 Potters Beauty Barn Blinds & Curtains: 42 Designing for Style 43 Solent Blinds & Curtains Co Ltd 5 Waterside Blinds Boilers: See Plumbing Car Service/Repair- See Garage Svcs Care Services: 14 Care Solutions Ltd 85 Ladies Companion Carpenter: 64 Crown Carpentry 62 Kiwi Carpentry Oakwood Carpentry & Maintenance 74 Carpet Cleaning: 54 Abbey Cleaning 32 American Truckmount 36 Elliott Carpet Care Carpet & Flooring: 42 Eastleigh Carpets 54 G E Nicholls 59 Childcare: Hiltingbury Kindergarten Children’s Tuition: 59 English Upgrades 56 Kip McGrath 85 Chimney Sweep: Green Sweeps Computer Services: 20 Chandlers Ford Computer Care 18 RSJ Computer Services 22 Widenet Conservatories: 96 Live-in 44 Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd 25 Delicatessen: Bay Leaves Larder Dentist: 7/13 Fryern Dental 14 Hursley Road Dental Practice 8 Smile 10 Vital Family Dental Care 16 Westfield Dental Practice Domestic Appliance: 123 Domestic Appliances 36 Advanced Appliance Care 34 JP Appliances 62 Premier Electrics 76

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Double Glazing Inst/Repairs: Live-in Design 96 Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd 44 Windowmenda 41 Education: Ampfiled C.E. Primary School 59 57 Fryern Infant School Electrician: 39 ALB Electrical 32 Ampfield Electrical 60 GJ Rhodes Electrical 41 GR Cheesbourgh Electrical 45-52 Estate Agent: Jonathan Rees 68 Fencing Services: Terry Flynn Financial Services: 21 Dulay Barker Reeves 19 In Partnership 24 Fruit & Vegetables: Market Fresh Funeral Services: 85 Always There To Care 31 Nigel Guilder Furniture: 42 From Old to New 3 The Furniture Warehouse 32 Garage Doors: Fix Quick Garage Doors Garage Services: 27 Auto Assistance 27 Chandlers Ford Body Repairs 28 Independent VW 26 Robinsons Vehicle Maintenance Garden Design & Services: 79 Adapt Landscapes 69 C/Ford Garden Svcs 80 Enviro 68 Garden Designs by Mo Mariner 84 Greenkeeper 85 Jon Curtis Tree Surgery & Gdn Svc 54 Lakewood Logs 69 Lakewood Tree Surgeons 68 One Man Went To Mow 84 Premier Garden Designs 69 Romsey Stump 68 Terry Flynn 71 Tina Jerome Garden Design 79 Valley Park Landscapes 80 Whittaker Tree Care Gas Services: See Plumbing Hairdressing: 15 Austen’s Hair & Beauty 12 Hot Heads Health & Fitness: 13 Bodysound 56 The Diva Academy of Arts Health Services: 14 Care Solutions Ltd 9 Hampshire Hearing Centre 17 Wings 83 Holidays: Holiday Properties 25 Home Cinema: Ugot Ltd 91 House Clearance: The Bookman 85 Hypnotherapy: Sylvia Parsons 84 Ironing Service: Local Ironing Service 61 Kitchens: Knightwood Kitchens 91 Ladies Fashion: Pandora's Frox 82 Loft Conversions: Charrett & Sons 21 Office Furniture: Haywood Office Svc Painter/Decorator (see also Property Maintenance): 40 Darren Liggett 34 M Fyall Design & Co 36 Prestige Painting 39 SJ Penney 42 VHN Decorating 74 W.A.G. Decorating Services Ltd

Pet Services: Pet Pals Plasterer: A Y Plastering C B Plastering Services Plasterforce Plumbing Services (including bathroom installation and gas and boiler services) see also Property Maintenance: Ace Plumbing Ltd Aqualogic Plumbing & Heating Aquatec Curtis Bros. Bathrooms DN Plumbing Services First Call Heating Ltd Gair Gas Gas Elite Graham Jones Plumbing & Heating JT Plumbing Services Mike Chivers Premier Bathrooms Tom Mitchell Plumbing TP Watts Podiatrist: Jon Callen Property Maintenance & Improvements: AMA Property Services Apple Design A Wilmott CDN Handyman Services CF Handyman Services Complete Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd Dell Developments Handy Man Hero M Fyall Design & Co MH Building Services S & R Property Services The Flat Pack People The Handyman Your Local Odd Job Man Restaurant: Baguetti Junction School: Ampfield C.E. Primary School Fryern Infant School Service Station: North Baddesley Service Station Singing Lessons: Jan Solar Panels: A.E.S. Solar Power Apollo Green Energy Ltd Finesse Energy Ltd Solicitor: Eric Robinson Solicitors Taxi Service: Carlton Private Hire Links Private Hire Tiling & Tile Supplier: AT Ceramics Premier Bathrooms & Tiles Tree Surgery: See Garden Tuition (Children’s): English Upgrades Kip McGrath Organ & Piano Lessons Upholstery: American Truckmount From Old to New Vegetables: Market Fresh Venue Hire: Kings Court Centre Veterinary: The Village Vet Window Repair: Windowmenda

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