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JULY/AUGUST 2012

Hampshire Heritage

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Dear Neighbours You will probably know that the Olympic torch is coming to Winchester on the 11th July and to Southampton on the 14th July. Being rather cynical, I couldn’t initially see what the fuss is about. But I’ve changed my mind. You see, it’s not just about seeing a flame being carried; the real opportunity is to cheer on the people from this region who have been chosen to carry the torch. When I was researching the details of the route, I went to the London 2012 website where it listed the torch bearers and a little bit of information about them (www.london2012.com/torch-relay/ torchbearers). The stories are in equal part inspiring and humbling in that there are so many people out there who seem to achieve so much more than the average person. Sometimes the individuals have personal challenges to deal with and yet still manage to contribute to society and to all around them; and sometimes the torch bearer is just an ordinary person who has devoted so much of their time to help others. Every one of them looks to be deserving of this recognition and honour so I wish them the very best for their day and – please – could someone just switch off the rain for a few hours. Whatever the weather is doing as I write my letter (no prizes for guessing there), we can safely assume there will be some nice days between now and the end of August. We are running a feature this month on the National Gardens Scheme and also have highlighted the gardens open nearest to Chandlers Ford during July and August. Like going to a new build show home, other people’s gardens draw visitors out of curiousity as much as for inspiration. Together with our usual what’s on listings and Hampshire Heritage highlighting two outdoors places worth visiting, you should be able to find somewhere different to go to when one of those precious, rare, but so lovely English summer days eventually arrives. Have a great summer! Tania

PS: Front Cover is Ocean Village, photographer, me. Didn’t I do well! Tania houston (editor) 023 8027 6361 Tania@discovermagazines.co.uk Kevin houston (sales) 023 8027 6396 kevin@discovermagazines.co.uk

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CONTENTS National Garden Scheme

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National Garden Scheme Open Days

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Puzzle Page

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Short Story – The Battenberg Relay

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Advertiser Feature – Recover Nursing Home Fees

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Advertiser Feature – Eric Robinson Solicitors

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Fun Quiz - Magazines & Newspapers

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Hampshire Heritage – A Breath of Fresh Air

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Working From Home

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Monthly Feature – Holiday in Yore

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Local News – 'Knights' Victorious

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Local News – 'Football Referees for the Future

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Monthly Feature: Crop Circle Season

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Motoring – Peugeot 208

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What's On

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Recycle-Reuse-Declutter

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Regular Local Events

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DISCOVER NATIONAL G ARDEN SCHEME

The National Garden Scheme In 1927 the National Gardens Scheme was founded with the aim of raising money for the nurses of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). The idea was to ask individuals to open up quality private gardens for ‘a shilling a head’. At that time garden visiting was already a well-established pastime, but only for a privileged few. However in the first year of the NGS over £8,000 was raised from visitors to 609 gardens. A network of volunteer County Organisers was set up and by 1931 over 1,000 private gardens were open. Country Life magazine produced a handbook, known as “The Yellow Book” because of its bright cover. After the Second World War, the National Health Service took on the District Nursing Service, but money was still needed to care for retired nurses and invest in training so the NGS continued as before. Then in 1948 the NGS offered to join forces with the National Trust to restore and preserve important gardens and, in return, the National Trust opened many of its most prestigious gardens. Despite massive inflation in the post-war years, the entrance fee was held at one shilling. More realistic entrance fees were introduced in the 1970s and the gardens began to raise significant donations. In 1980 The National Gardens Scheme Charitable Trust was established as an independent charity, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as Patron and Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester as President. In 1984 Macmillan Cancer Relief joined the list of beneficiary charities. In the years that followed other charities joined including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and Crossroads Caring for Carers. Of the original gardens that were opened, 120 are accessible for the 85th anniversary in 2012. In addition around 3700 more gardens will be open raising around £2.6 million. Originally the gardens were predominantly the large grounds of stately homes with teams of gardeners maintaining them. But now many more small gardens open, from cottages to

terraced houses and in a community effort many neighbouring and nearby properties open their gates on the same day to enable visitors to delight in a range of styles and plants within a few hours. As much part of a day out to see the gardens is the opportunity to buy plants and to enjoy tea and cakes. Around 80% of the funds raised by both entry to the gardens and from the sale of plants and refreshments goes back to the NGS and in turn to their nominated charities. If you are a regular visitor then the NGS still produces its Yellow Book which is a directory of gardens open throughout the UK (available from the website or from bookshops), and county booklets which are available from libraries or can be downloaded from the website. In addition both regular and occasional visitors can benefit from using the excellent NGS website (www.ngs.org.uk) where you can search within a region and even narrow the results down to a specific day. Inspiration for your garden, raising money for charity and cake – it doesn’t get much better than that! (For Scottish Gardens visit www.scotlandsgardens.org)

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Nr Winchester, SO21 2PU

Exceptionally pretty village with thatched houses, C14 church and village pond. A different combination of gardens opens each month from April to July providing seasonal interest from gardens with varied character and style; most gardens benefit from fine country views. Enjoy the spring gardens at Paige Cottage and Gable Cottage, and the 3-acre traditional English country garden at Little Court with carpets of spring bulbs. In late spring and summer, other gardens join in, with traditional and contemporary approaches to landscape and planting, from the rill, pleached limes and prairie style borders at Bay Tree House, the colour-themed borders, herb wheel, and productive kitchen garden at Tanglefoot, with its traditional Victorian boundary wall, to the exuberant scramble of clematis, roses, jasmine and bee-loving plants at Barn Cottage. There are waterfalls at Gable Cottage and a grass labyrinth and tree house at Little Court which appeal to all ages Open: Suns, Tues 15, 17 Apr; 13, 15 May (2-5.30); Suns, Tues 10, 12 June; 8, 10 July (2-6)

The Dower House Springvale Road, Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7LD New Garden for 2012 5½ acres with easy paths, numerous seats, good views, colourful perennials, shrubs and mature trees (incl large Indian bean tree and cercis ‘Forest Pansy’). Bog garden, good pond with fish and water lilies. Small secret courtyard garden and excellent container planting on residents’ patios Open: Sun 15, Tue 17 July (2.30-5.30)

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Mottisfont Abbey & Garden Romsey, SO51 0LP Built C12 as Augustinian priory, now house of some note. 30-acre landscaped garden incl spring or 'font', from which house derives its name, magnificent ancient trees and walled gardens with National Collection of over 300 varieties of old roses. Tranquil walks in grounds, along the R Test and in the glorious countryside of the estate. Large developing Winter Garden, and thousands more spring bulbs Open: Sat 19 May; Fri 20 July (10-5)

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Gilberts Nursery Dandysford Lane, Sherfield English, Nr Romsey, SO51 6DT This may not be a garden but do come and be amazed by the sight of over 300 varieties of dahlias in our dedicated 1½-acre field. The blooms are in all colours, shapes and sizes and can be closely inspected from wheelchairfriendly hard grass paths. An inspiration for all gardeners Open: Sats 18, 25, Sun 26 Aug (11-4.30)

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abbey COTTaGe Rectory Lane, Itchen Abbas, SO21 1BN

This 1½-acre organic garden, on alkaline soil, is a fine garden by any standards. Inside the C18 walls of an old kitchen garden there are enclosures, on different levels, which together make an inspirational garden, designed, created and now maintained by the owner. The adjoining meadow contains specimen trees, an orchard, spring bulbs, summer wild flowers and a plantation of native trees Open: Wed 20, Sun 24 June; Sun 26, Mon 27 Aug (12-5). Groups also welcome by appt

The iSlaNd Greatbridge, Romsey, SO51 0HP

New Garden for 2012 6 acres either side of the River Test. Fine display of daffodils and spring-flowering trees. Main garden has herbaceous and annual borders, fruit trees, rose pergola, lavender walk and extensive lawns. An arboretum planted in the 1930s by Sir Harold Hillier contains trees and shrubs providing interest throughout the year Open: 26, 27 Aug; Sat 13, Visitors also welcome by appt, max 50 (1 coach)

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The 7 acres have been described as 'a well-kept secret hidden behind the elegant facade of its Georgian centrepiece'. Sweeping lawns, York stone paths, gravel pathways, many young and mature trees and hedges, mixed and herbaceous borders, symmetrical rose garden, pond garden, working walled garden and glasshouses all help to create a diverse and compact sliver of Eden Open: 4 July (10-4); Suns 15 July; 12 Aug (12-5), Wed 22 Aug (10-4)

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Short Story The Battenberg Relay The sugar on the last slice of Battenberg cake twinkled in the afternoon sun. Kevin licked his lips and glanced round. On the patio, Dad was distracted trying to find a picture on the portable TV so that he, Uncle Mick and Granddad could watch the men’s 400 metre relay. As Kevin reached up to take the cake, his mum appeared from nowhere and slapped the back of his hand. “Hands off, Auntie Ivy wants that,” she said. With silver tongs she lifted the slice of yellow and pink sponge wrapped in marzipan and placed it carefully on a tea plate. “But she’s had two pieces already,” Kevin whined. “You shouldn’t be counting. I can’t trust you with this, where’s Francis?” Francis was about to help himself to a fistful of crisps. Mum thrust the plate into his hand and pointed him in the direction of Ivy. Auntie Ivy was sprawled asleep on a lounger at the far end of the garden. Francis sullenly took the plate and, as Mum turned her back, he winked at Kevin and gave the cake a long wet lick. Grinning, Francis set off across the lawn. Cousin Hannah intercepted him waving a Swing Ball bat. “Play a game with me Francis, Robin’s rubbish.” Little Robin threw down his bat and stuck out his bottom lip. “I didn’t want to play anyway.” “Take this to Auntie Ivy for me then.” Francis handed the tea plate to Robin, and picked up the bat. Wiping his nose on the back of his hand, Robin walked unsteadily in Ivy’s direction. A curious wasp circled the plate, upon which Robin panicked and tripped over the hosepipe sending him and the cake sprawling across a pile of grass cuttings. Cousin Lucy, witnessing the fall, came running over. “It’s for Auntie Ivy,” Robin sobbed. “And I’ve ruined it.” “Never mind, go and find your mum, I’ll take it to Ivy.” Lucy said turning the cake over to the clean side. Meanwhile, Michael from next door, who was only

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there because he was hoping to see Lucy, was sitting on the bench swing wearing shades and sipping from a can of Top Deck. He beckoned her over. She grinned and squeezed in next to him, still clutching the plate. Robin’s wasp however, was still in pursuit and now found itself unable to choose between the cake and Michael’s drink. Making an error of judgement it landed with a buzz on Michael’s top lip. Michael, losing the cool he had spent all afternoon creating, sprayed a shower of pop all over himself, Lucy and the cake. Mortified, they both ran off in opposite directions to find napkins. Kevin had been sat by the garden wall squashing red spider mites and watching the progress of the Battenberg cake, now abandoned on the chair. With a furtive look round, he picked it up and inspected it. No one was looking. The cake was all his for the taking. The sponge was covered in dried grass, a fine mist of pop and a swirl of lick and he realised to his dismay that he no longer wanted it. “Auntie Ivy,” he called holding the plate out to her. She opened one eye. “Kevin, is that my cake? You took your time,” she said, awkwardly pushing herself upright. She didn’t even glance at the cake as she picked it up and swallowed it in one huge mouthful. At that moment, with almost uncanny coincidence, there was an explosion of cheers from the crowd sat around the portable TV, making Kevin jump out of his guilty skin. by Jackie Brewster


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Primary Care Trust (PCT) or individuals have had to pay for care” Jonathan explained. “The Government has acknowledged that this has been unfair and have set aside a billion pounds in compensation.“ Compensation claims are open to anyone who was/is paying for residential care from April 2004 but there are deadlines to register cases, the earliest of which is September 2012. “If you think that the fee assessment was not properly handled then it’s imperative to start the ball rolling now” Jonathan told us. “Our no win no fee policy means there is absolutely no barrier to anyone starting the process.” Once a case is accepted, a home visit prepares all the paperwork and all cases are submitted with an expert medical report produced by Senior Medical Practioners with experience of elderly care. “Compensation is not going to bring back a relative who has sadly passed away but helping to recover a financial legacy that was lost due to poor PCT practices is very important for the families left behind.”


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diy Probate Can Run Big Risks Whilst a getting a professional to draft your Will is the best way to ensure Trusts are created to save tax, those who inherit avoid paying care fees and the likelihood of potential disputes is reduced, it is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate of someone who has passed away without seeing a lawyer. This is not, however, without risk. A recent communication I received from a legal group entitled ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ or ‘SFE’ has alerted those of us in the profession to a noticeable increase in the number of what they call ‘DIYers’ returning to solicitors in order to seek advice when they feel they have made a mistake or find paperwork too complex and arduous. Let’s take the example of Mrs Smith who passed away leaving a Will which included a tax-saving Trust. When her husband decided to administer his late wife’s estate, he simply paid the whole estate to himself. Whilst this may have made perfect sense at the time, a solicitor was thankfully able to intervene and provide Mr Smith with insight into the ramifications of what he had done. If Mr Smith’s Will had been left as it was, involving the assets of his late wife’s estate, there would have been huge complications after he died for any of his beneficiaries. Let’s take another case of Mr Jones who sold

some shares that had made a gain during the administration of his late sister’s estate and had to pay tax. If he had transferred the shares to himself first, before selling them, he could have avoided the tax, but he simply did not know. People aren’t always aware of the complexities and assume probate work is straightforward. It is true that it in certain circumstances it can be, but very often it isn’t. The SFE are encouraging people to realize that in all but the most straightforward cases, it is important to seek timely specialist legal advice that can actually save you money and worry. We are more than happy to work in partnership with the deceased’s family to help and support them with the legal and technical work. As specialists, we often add value to our consultations and work, for example by identifying cases where money is owed to the estate for care funding which should have been met by the NHS and we can then assist in making a claim. Personally, I believe that peace of mind is the real benefit from seeing a professional from a legal team such as we have across all five branches of Eric Robinson Solicitors. I honestly think that people owe it to themselves and their benefactors to make sure that they have got the most out of what is left to them. by Catherine Maxfield

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directions from the summit of the hill amply repay the effort of getting there. The reserve’s unspoiled chalk downland is a good place for birds, butterflies and wildflowers, especially orchids. Fly, Bee, and Frog Orchids all occur. Green Woodpeckers favour the many anthills, and Kestrels hang in the updraughts of the hill, seeking voles. Many other birds may be seen. The reserve (OS grid reference SU643205) is signposted and reached by a narrow lane that leaves the A32 at Warnford, almost opposite the George and Falcon pub. The reserve is open to the public free of charge. It has no facilities other than a car park and an information hut. In addition to the main car park, there is a three-bay parking and viewing area for disabled people about ¼ mile south of the main car park. A further ¼ mile south is an entrance to a car park for limited-mobility visitors. This allows an Easy Access trail to be followed for about a third of a mile. The trail has several resting places and viewing points. In order to pass through a locked gate to reach the disabled parking area, a RADAR key is necessary (http://www.radar-shop.org.uk/). http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/ conservation/designatedareas/nnr/1006115.aspx ...Continued on page 62

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There’s a school of thought that says you won’t actually save any money by staying in Britain for your holidays this summer. Okay, so you won’t have to pay for air fares and car hire; but while the price of everything is going through the roof over here, the strong pound means you can buy your own Aegean island for half a packet of fags and the Euros you didn’t bother to change back into sterling last year. Be that as it may, more and more people are celebrating the recession by holidaying at home; and for them, the search is on for something to do. Well, heritage is one of Britain’s strong points – just as well, given our climate – but it needn’t mean trying to keep the kids quiet while gawping at some stately home. It can also mean watching complete idiots doing the hilarious things they’ve been doing since the Days of Yore. Take the Oxenhope Straw Race, for example, when teams of two compete to lug a bale of straw round all five pubs in the village, downing – naturally – a pint of ale at each pub. It’s only a two-and-a-half mile course, and the bales weigh about 40lbs each, so it’s not exactly Geoff Capes territory. But this being North Yorkshire there isn’t a flat road in the place; and straw bales, of course, have no handles, so the contestants have to come up with all sorts of ingenious (and unmotorised) gizmos to carry them. These range from a couple of broomsticks stuck through the bale to – no kidding – the back half of a car converted into a kind of rickshaw. The event is hugely popular – it has attracted as many as 400 teams in some years, and raises £10,000-odd for charity. But actually, it’s not all that Yore-ish: it was dreamed up by a couple of local lads after a night on the ale only 35 years ago. But that’s how traditions start! This year’s event is on Sunday 1st July; visit www.strawrace.com for more details including how to enter. For something more genuinely ancient visit Devon for the opening of Honiton Fair on Tuesday 24th July. The fair is a genuine survivor of the hundreds chartered in the 13th century and is always opened by a procession led by the Town Crier carrying a golden glove on the end of a pole to symbolise – well, something. Probably. Anyway, the procession is enlivened by the ritual throwing of pennies from the upstairs windows of pubs along the route, and in Days of Yore the pennies were red hot so the bountiful gentry could laugh themselves silly watching the starving yokels burn their fingers as they scrambled desperately for the largesse. Don’cha just love them crazy Days of Yore?

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Even more Yore is the Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, on 27th28th August. This is vastly popular and attracts swarms of visitors to the tiny seaside town, so be patient as you sit in the traffic. It’s groaning with history, though: Lammas is a pagan festival that followed the hay-harvest and marked the return of the sheep and cattle from their upland summer pastures. This is a fairly standard fair, albeit a big one, with sideshows and loads and loads of traditional music: the silly thing, though, is that it’s when everybody eats dried red seaweed. Dulse, as it’s called, is said to be quite nice really, although if it was that nice they’d eat it on more than two days of the year, wouldn’t they? Another very Yore event that probably started off as a Lammastide celebration is the Highland Gathering (better known as the Highland Games) at Braemar on Saturday 1st September. Lammas was when all the spouse-hungry young lads tried to impress the maidens with various feats of manly prowess: hence tossing the caber, throwing the hammer,


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‘Knights’ VICTORIOUS St Francis Knights, Valley Parks victorious football team, has enjoyed a brilliant season winning the Tyro under 15 league by a high margin. Stats that read played 17, won 16, with 81 goals for and just 15 goals against tell their own story. The success of the team has been built upon impressively high levels of fitness, bags of skill and commitment and a brilliant team spirit that has been second to none. Sponsored by County Fire Extinguishers and County Councillor Alan Dowden's Community allocation fund, the team which was first established in 1994 is managed by Ray Taylor, who has been ably supported by trainers Suk Shahi and Andy Petley, with Gurcharan Shahi providing that all important admin support to ensure everything runs smoothly for the team. Asked why the team has done so well, Suk Shahi focussed on the fact that the team is primarily made up of lads from Valley Park and the surrounding area, which means many of them go to school and socialise together, and the resulting friendships have in turn made

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back to sea level My other suggestion could hardly be more different – Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve at Hill Head, near Fareham. The reserve, which is at sea level, consists mainly of a series of shallow lakes near the mouth of the river Meon at Hill Head. Six quite widely dispersed viewing hides provide good views not only of birds but if you are lucky of other wildlife, including fox and roe deer. ‘Darters Dip’ has been created to attract dragonflies. The walks between the hides provide fresh air and exercise. The reserve is child- (but not dog-) friendly. A family ticket (two adults, two children) costs £9.50. If you have them, take binoculars. Avocets are among the birds you can hope to see. There is a modern reception centre that includes a wellstocked gift and book shop, toilet facilities, and a café serving snacks and light meals. Entry to the visitor centre and café is free, and some of the reserve is overlooked from a public viewing area near the sea front, where parking is also free. The seafront road has excellent views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Yacht races are often taking place. It is a popular spot at weekends. Just across the road from the visitor centre is Hill Head harbour, a picturesque yacht basin. When the tide is in, a

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flotilla of ducks awaits food expectantly, but you are asked not to feed bread, which is not good for them. The visitor centre sells small bags of an appropriate seed for feeding to the ducks. The road here is busy and close by, so do be careful with young children. Visitor Centre and Reserve, Cliff Road, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 3JT Tel 01329 662145. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/ countryside/titchfield.htm Nearby pubs include the Osborne Arms at Hill Head, with marvellous views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, and the Crofton in Crofton Road, Stubbington. The Crofton belies its 1960s estate pub exterior. Inside it is a spacious and popular pub serving a good variety of food. But wherever you go and whatever the weather, enjoy it. There’s nothing like fresh air and gentle exercise for improving the outlook.

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Crop Circles Mischief Makers or aliens? As we come into August, this is the best time to go out and see what delights the Andy Goldsworthys of the skies have left us to marvel at this year. Actually, crop circles “appear” around the world throughout spring, summer, and autumn – whenever and wherever there’s a standing crop. But with a fair chance of decent weather and the kids on holiday and needing some diversion, August may be the right month to go and see one, perhaps as part of a day out in the country which might include a pub lunch and a couple of hours in a traffic jam on the A303 (because an awful lot of crop circles “appear” in the Stonehenge area). I say “appear” in quotation marks because of course the contentiousness about them is how they’re made, or more especially who or what they’re made by: freak weather, outer space visitors or human pranksters. Crop circles have been reported sporadically since the 17th century, and the first investigation of their cause, in Surrey in 1880, put them down to “cyclonic wind action”, extraterrestrials having not yet been thought of. From the 1970s, though, they were reported more and more often, attracting more media attention and more theories about their origin. I needn’t go into detail, but by 1991 there was a large body of opinion that they were the work of UFOs or their occupants. Unfortunately for the UFO theorists, in that year a couple of blokes called Doug Brewer and Dave Chorley claimed to have made most if not all of them using nothing more sophisticated than a plank and a length of rope, and were more than happy to be filmed doing so. Since then there have been crop circle

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competitions and manufacturers including Nike have used their logos rendered as crop circles in advertising. There’s even a group called Circlemakers that specialises in creating ever more intricate patterns and, like Doug and Dave, is happy to be filmed doing it. But it takes more than a video of a couple of guys with a plank and a length of rope to convince the UFO theorists and although I don’t wish to be disrespectful of sincerely-held views it always seems a bit strange to me to favour a theory you can’t prove over an alternative that can be demonstrated, filmed, and repeated on demand. The UFO theorists – who, given their refusal to believe the evidence of their own eyes, ought to be called the “sceptics” in this case – can point to lots of oddities and anomalies that suggest that Doug, Dave and their successors didn’t create all of the crop circles in the world; but then, we don’t know who painted all of the paintings in the world, but that’s no reason to suggest that extraterrestrials did. I raise the subject of paintings deliberately, because I don’t really care whether it was a couple of blokes or alien astronauts: my point is, crop circles are beautiful and they serve no practical purpose - to me that makes them art. Anyway, believe what you want to believe. But if you’re having one of those Dunkirk-spirit make-the-best-of-the-recession “holidays at home” this July and August, just Google one of the million or so regularly-updated websites devoted to the subject, choose a crop circle near you, and visit it. You’ll love it. Who needs art galleries? by Ted Bruning


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what’s ART & CRAFT FAIR 7 July, 10am to 4:30pm Alresford Community Centre Small high quality art and craft fair situated in the centre of Alresford. Crafts will include watercolours, jewellery, handmade silk floral arrangements, glass,ceramics woodcraft, and others. All crafts are of high quality and hand produced by the stall holder, who will be happy to talk to you about how they produce their craft. Entrance is free. Enquiries 01252 724968 MINATURE STEAM POWER OPEN DAY 8 July, 11am to 4pm Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Road, Twyford, SO21 1QA Model and miniature steam engines including a large gathering of scale traction engines. Plus popular tea rooms and BBQ. £5 entry, under 16s free. 01929 552975 SWANMORE VILLAGE CARNIVAL & FETE 14 July, 10:30am to 4:30pm New Road Recreation Ground, Swanmore SO32 2PD Lots to do and fun for all the

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family. Things kick off with the Meon Valley run for classic motorbikes at 10.30am. The Carnival parade goes through the village at around midday and the Fete fun starts on the New Road recreation ground at 1.15pm. This year there'll be the Big Sound Community Samba band plus a historical re-enactment group in the main arena, plus there’ll be lots of live music and stalls. £1.50 / accompanied under 12’s FREE 10.30am – Classic motorbike rally Midday – Carnival procession 1.15pm – Fete opens 4.30pm – Fete closes. www. meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk BEGGARS FAIR 14th July 11am till late Romsey Town Centre For the 19th year, in the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing

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people (and performers!) back year after year. LONGSTOCK PARK WATER GARDEN 15 July, 2pm to 5pm Longstock Park Water Garden, Near Stockbridge This beautiful seven acre water garden includes two and a half acres of lake. The complex layout of islands headlands and inlets interconnected by small bridges create a maze of walks with constantly changing views. Refreshments available. £5 for adults, £1 for children, proceeds to a charity which supports people with dementia. ALL BREED CHARITY FUN DOG SHOW 15 July, 9am to 5pm Boyes Lane, Colden Common, SO21 1TA Greyhound Rescue West of England is hosting an all breed Fun Dog Show at Boyes Lane Park. There are 18 fun classes with goodie bags for all Class winners and rosettes to 5th place and superb prizes. Have-a-go Agility, over 20 fantastic stalls, parade of Homeless Hounds from several GRWE regions, licensed

CURDRIDGE COUNTRY SHOW 21 July, 11am to 5pm Curdridge Reading Rooms, Reading Room Lane, SO32 2HE A traditional country show with varied trade and craft stalls, an entertainment area including a climbing wall, a scuba diving tank and a bungee trampoline and an arena packed full of dancing, music, birds of prey, vintage cars etc. As part of the Hampshire Food Festival the Tea Tent and the BBQ and Hog Roast offer quality tasty local food. The bar will sell real ales and cider. The Horticultural Tent is a fierce competition for the best vegetables and fruit, flowers and handicrafts along with cookery and wine. Dog Factor is an open competition for our canine visitors. Other attractions include children's crafts, face painting, tractor rides and much more. Lots of free parking available. Tickets £5 for adult, £2 for child or senior, £12 for family, under 3’s go free. Phone 07722 787338 for information ANNUAL FUNDAY 29 July, 12noon Sherfield English Sports Field Horticultural show,(information from Nick Gilbert 01794 322566) a companion dog show,(entries on field), draw, car boot sale £5, Teas, displays, and lot more fun things for the whole family.


DIS COV ER WHAT ’S ON Entry 50p. All funds raised go to SERP 2000, a charity founded by local people for the village. We have made a sports field for the villagers, we have 2 football pitches, two tennis courts, a children’s playground, cricket pitch and a bowls club, we are now raising money to build a pavilion. More information please ring Marion 01794 322456. 100 YEARS OF TUDOR HOUSE 29 July, 10am to 5pm Tudor House & Garden/ 10am – 5pm Tudor House first opened its doors as a public museum in 1912. To celebrate we will turn back the clocks 100 years. Entrance will be the 1912 price of just 6p per person! Meet costumed Edwardian staff, experience an Edwardian school lesson, try object handling, dress up in replica costumes and have your photo taken in our Edwardian photo booth. – Why not come in your own Edwardian costume? During the day budding archaeologists can also try their hand at identifying some archaeological bones as part of Archaeology Week. The Southampton Archaeology Team will be offering a range of activities. Please bring any finds you have found for identification. (We are not able to carry out valuations). Free tours of the house will be available at: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, and 3pm (pre-booking essential) ROMSEY FOOD FESTIVAL 7 August, 10am to 3pm Romsey town centre will be bursting with local produce

on Sunday 7th August with its annual Food Festival from 10am – 3pm. This year the theme for the event is “Local People, Local Produce” and this will reflect in the interesting and exciting range of activities on offer connected with growing, cooking and enjoying local food. http://www.visit-hampshire. co.uk/whats-on/romsey-foodfestival-p762321 BRILLIANT BIRD BOXES 2 August, 11am Manor Farm Country Park Build a cosy home for the birds in your garden and see if you can spot some of our feathered friends in the Country Park. Please book in advance and meet at Barnfield kiosk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 5 and over. £4 per person (includes materials). Please telephone 01489 787055 for further information. THE LAST STRAW! 5 August, 10am to 5pm Manor Farm Country Park A day of straw crafts including corn dollies and Skep making, organised by Fareham & District Bee Keepers Association. Normal Farm admission charges apply. Please contact 01489 787055 for more details. THE EDWARDIAN WATERWORKS OPEN DAY 5 August, 11am to 4pm Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Road, Twyford, SO21 1QA Be transported back to the Waterworks' golden age - be part of the scene by coming in Edwardian dress. Plus our popular tea rooms and BBQ. £5

entry, under 16s free. Telephone 01929 552976 for more information. FAB CRABS 16 August, 11am Manor Farm Country Park Fish for crabs off the jetty and discover more about these curious creatures. Equipment will be provided. Please book in advance and meet at Barnfield kiosk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £2.50 per person. Please contact 01489 787055 for further information. A VICTORIAN ‘WHODUNNIT’ AT MANOR FARM 19 August, 10am to 5pm Manor Farm Country Park Become a young detective looking for clues as you start your investigation in the Farm. Not everything you see and hear from the characters you meet will be quite what you think! Solve the case and enter your answer for a mystery prize. Devised and presented by Pedlars & Petticoats historic interpretation company. Normal Farm admission charges apply. Telephone 01489 787055 for more details. SLITHERY SNAKES 23 August, 11am Manor Farm Country Park Uncover the secret lives of snakes and slow worms at our Country Park. Join us on a reptile ramble then make your own snaky craft to take home. Please book in advance and meet at Barnfield kiosk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £2.50 per person. For more information please contact 01489 787055

EASTLEIGH FUN DAY FRIDAYS 2012 Every friday in August, 10am to 4pm Leigh Road Precinct, Leigh Road, SO50 9FH Eastleigh Borough Council are running Fun Day Fridays for all children who visit Eastleigh Town Centre. Children's rides will be available, free craft activities, there will be a mobile farm with donkey, goats, pony etc to pet. Also there will be a youth theatre performing during the day together with face painting. For more information or if you would like a stall at this event please contact Theresa Read at theresa. read@eastleigh.gov.uk George's Trust Barn Dance 22 September, 7pm til 11pm Crosfield Hall, Romsey George's Trust Barn Dance - an evening of dance and revelry for all the family, with music from Squinty McGinty's Band. Money raised will go to George's Trust. Tickets available from Michael Rhodes Estate Agents, Romsey.

WHERE TO LOOK FOR MORE WHAT’S ON:

www.visit-hampshire.co.uk www.hants.gov.uk/events. htm http://www.southampton. gov.uk/news-events/events/ home.asp www.wherecanwego.com

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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

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

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


DIS COV ER R EG U L A R LO C A L E V E N T S 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. 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

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 Creative Writing Group 2nd Friday of each month, 2pm Chandlers Ford Library Wyvern Writers meets on the second Friday of each month, 2-4pm at Chandler's Ford Library. We're a mixture of published and unpublished writers and write in a variety of genres. There's no teacher but we read and critique each other's work and provide help and advice. Come along and join us! 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 01264 368831 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. £3 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 8026 5760 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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Asda

023 8026 8341

Park Road Stores SPAR (Hursley Rd)

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Co-op

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Waitrose

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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

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Advertising and Distribution DISTRIBUTION: Discover Chandlers Ford 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@discovermagazines.co.uk 023 8027 6361 or Kevin Houston Kevin @discovermagazine.co.uk 023 8027 6396

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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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Chemist Numbers

Asda Pharmacy, Bournemouth Road Tel: 023 8027 7390 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

School & College Numbers 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

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School Holidays

All dates taken from - www3.hants.gov.uk/education/schools/schoolholidaysAutumn term Summer Term Summer Holiday: Tue 24/7/12 - Fri 31/8/12 Autumn Term Half Term: Mon 29/10/12 - Fri 2/11/12 Christmas Holiday: Mon 24/12/12 - Fri 4/1/13 Spring Term Half Term: Mon 18/2/13 – Fri 22/2/13 Easter: Fri 29/3/13 to Friday 12/4/13 (inc.)

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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DIS COV ER I N D E X For Advertisers offering multiple property services look under Property Maintenance, otherwise see specific trade e.g. electrician, carpenter etc.

Accounting: 60 Accord Accountants 55/57 Arlington Accountants Ltd 17 Kirkcaldy Accountancy Ltd Aerials: 57 Aerial Fix 29 DJ Satellites & Aerials 48 Air Conditioning: ALB Electrical Appliance Repair: 123 Domestic Appliances 58 Advanced Appliance Care 55 JP Appliances 54 Premier Electrics 47 Architect: Andrew Johns 28 Auction House: Bonhams 27 Bathrooms: See Plumbing Beauty Treatments: Caroline’s 22 Helen McGuinness 27 Mystique Beauty 25 Blinds & Curtains: Designing for Style 32 Solent Blinds & Curtains Co Ltd 32 Waterside Blinds 5 Boilers: See Plumbing Cafe: Asante 71 Cakes: Made for You 71 Car Service/Repair- See Garage Svcs Care Services: Recover Nursing Home Fees 21 Carpenter: Crown Carpentry 48 Kiwi Carpentry 14 Oakwood Carpentry & Maintenance 34 Carpet Cleaning: Abbey Cleaning 36 American Truckmount 58 Elliott Carpet Care 29 Carpet & Flooring: G E Nicholls 58 Catering Services: Bay Leaves Larder 61 Children’s Tuition: English Upgrades 63 Kip McGrath 63 Cleaning Services: Nook & Cranny Clean. 61 Computer Services: Chandlers Ford Computer Care 34 RSJ Computer Services 61 Widenet 47 Conservatories: Live-in 80 Pennington Jones (HI) Ltd 53 Delicatessen: Bay Leaves Larder 61 Dentist: Fryern Dental 22/26 Smile 20 Vital Family Dental Care 19 Westfield Dental Practice 23 Disco: Rob's Sound Master Mobile Disco 70 Domestic Appliance: 123 Domestic Appliances 58 Advanced Appliance Care 55 JP Appliances 54 Premier Electrics 47

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Electrician: ALB Electrical 48 Ampfield Electrical 59 GJ Rhodes Electrical 30 J Russell Electrical 4 Knightwood Electrics 68 Entertainment: Rob's Sound Master Disco 70 Estate Agent: Jonathan Rees 37-44 Fencing Services: All Terrain Fencing & Decking Ltd CF Handyman Fencing Services Terry Flynn Funeral Services: Nigel Guilder Furniture: Deane From Old to New Swan Systems Furniture Restoration

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Garage Doors: Fix Quick Garage Doors Garage Services: Auto Assistance Independent VW Robinsons Vehicle Maintenance Garden Design & Services: Adapt Landscapes All In One All Terrain Fencing & Decking Ltd C/Ford Garden Services Enviro Garden Design by Mo Mariner Greenkeeper Greens Garden & Rubbish Clearance J.L. Tree Care Jon Curtis Tree Surgery & Gdn Svc Lakewood Tree Surgeons Martin Royer Garden Design One Man Went To Mow Premier Garden Designs Romsey Stump Terry Flynn Valley Park Landscapes Gas Services: See Plumbing

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Painter/Decorator (see also Property Maintenance): Darren Liggett M Fyall Design & Co Prestige Painting SJ Penney VHN Decorating 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 DN Plumbing Services First Call Heating Ltd Gair Gas Gas Elite Graham Jones Plumbing & Heating Mike Chivers Premier Bathrooms Tom Mitchell Plumbing TP Watts Podiatrist: Jon Callen Property Maintenance & Improvements: All In One A Wilmott CDN Handyman Services CF Handyman Services Dell Developments Handy Man Hero KCB Handyman Services M Fyall Design & Co MH Building Services S & R Property Services The Flat Pack People The Handyman Your Local Odd Job Man Service Station: North Baddesley Service Station Singing Lessons: Jan Solar Panels: Apollo Green Energy Ltd Finesse Energy Ltd Solicitor: Eric Robinson Solicitors Tiling & Tile Supplier: AT Ceramics Premier Bathrooms & Tiles Tree Surgery: See Garden Tuition (Children’s): English Upgrades Kip McGrath

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Higher Higher efficiency. efficiency. Lower Lower fuel fuel consumption. consumption. The Greenstar Greenstarrange rangeofofgas-fired gas-fired condensing boilers The condensing boilers fromWorcester. Worcester.Replacing Replacinganan boiler fitting a complete from oldold boiler or or fitting a complete new central centralheating heatingsystem, system,you you can’t better than new can’t dodo better than thethe veryvery latest high-efficiency high-efficiencycondensing condensing boiler technology from latest boiler technology from Worcester.Supported Supportedbybyallallthe the expertise, service quality Worcester. expertise, service andand quality assuranceprovided providedbybyyour yourlocal local Worcester Accredited Installer. assurance Worcester Accredited Installer. Your Worcester Accredited Installer Your Worcester Accredited Installer

First Call CallHeating HeatingLtd Ltd First 6 Falkland Court, Falkland Road, 6 Falkland Court, Falkland Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 3GA Chandlers Ford SO53 3GA

Tel: 02380 262 690 Tel: 02380 262 690

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Live in Design WINDOWS, DOORS, ROOFLINE PRODUCTS AND CONSERVATORIES This Summer, why not do a bit of Window shopping.

Live in Design, your local Network VEKA member is recommended by Steve Davis.

We specialise in offering premium quality windows, doors and conservatories as well as roofline. From planning through to building, we offer a service second to none. Please call us and let us know your requirements. Approved member

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Registered Company

023 8060 0309 Unit 3 Moon River Pines, Fir Tree Lane, Off Allington Lane, Fair Oak, SO50 7DF Email: lid@btinternet.com www.liveindesign.co.uk

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