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Hello again Older generations enjoy entertaining the youngsters with stories of their world without computers and mobile phones, the first computer games, the VHS vs Beta battle and yes, I even remember music on 8 track cassettes! They claim it was a simpler world then but technology has brought the freedom to work from home, to stay in touch with friends and family, to shop online and to find out almost anything I want to instantly - fantastic. However, technology doesn’t stop us needing local businesses including someone to fix our computers when they go wrong! And that’s what this magazine is all about; a choice of local businesses in one handy guide.  This a community magazine, too so when you feel like interacting with the real world rather than just the virtual one there’s lists of hobbies, clubs, local events and restaurants to help you choose where to go. There’s too much to practically print in a magazine about all the local areas we cover so our new website is a great source of community stuff including a directory of local businesses which advertise in all our Discover editions. If you are involved in anything that you’d like your community to know about please tell me about it by using the Editorial Request form under Contact us or feel free to call me.  Best wishes,


p.s My apologies for the absence of the Directory of Independent Retailers this month. With the unexpected acquisition of a local Winchester magazine and launching our 8th title Discover Winchester, I simply ran out of time, hands and energy. But it’s coming, I promise! Distribution - Discover Southampton is published every month and distributed by local distributors to two alternating areas. In January, March etc it goes to homes in the west side of Southampton In February, April etc it goes to the east side. Each distribution is around 7,500 homes, meaning over the two month distribution we reach 15,000 homes. Advertising - We understand that the needs of a small business are quite different to those of a big company, and our advertising service is very much targeted at independent and local businesses. From advert design to general advice we are here to help you grow. For more details call Melanie 023 8026 6388 or email:

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Fairs, Fetes & Festivals HaMPsHire country Fair 5-6 May, 10am-6pm netley Marsh showground, so40 7gy Hampshire country Fair’s 18th year. New attractions and new arena acts added to old favourites. Adults £11, OAPs £10, children £4.

17th soutHaMPton Kite Festival 15-16 June 10am to 5.30pm lordshill sports ground, 5 acre Field, redbridge lane, lordshill. Each day will see kite flying displays as well as general entertainment and displays flying to music. There will also be a few very special arena displays from local groups, including displays of Power Kiting with buggies and boards. There will be plenty of open space available for public flying, so please bring your kites or buy a new one at the Festival!

roMsey green Fair 18 May, 10am-4pm crosfield Hall, Broadwater road, so51 8gl

Stalls includevarious 'green' organisations, refreshments, children’s activities, bike doctor. Free. Email: info@transition for details.


Pavilion on tHe ParK May day Fayre 6 May, 11am-3pm Pavilion on the Park, 1 Kingfisher road, so50 9lH

May day celeBration 6 May, 10am-5pm Manor Farm country Park, Pylands lane, so31 1BH

A variety of gift and craft stalls, live music, traditional games, children’s activities, raffle and more. Free entry.

Fun for all the family with dancing, music and children’s activities on the farm. Normal farm admission charge. contact 01489 787055.

nortH Baddesley village day 18 May, 11am-4pm north Baddesley recreation ground, so52 9ee

BisHoP’s WaltHaM cHarity garden Fair 5 May, 10am-4pm Wintershill Hall, so32 2al

Arena events including beer tent, dog dancing, petting farm, community groups, inflatables, live music, make and take crafts and trade stands and refreshments. Free entry. Free limited parking. Bookings being taken for trade/charity stands.

Over 60 stalls, everything for the garden and gardeners. Ask the Expert: Andy McIndoe will be there children's corner where children can plant seeds and take them home. Homemade refreshments plus a Hog roast. Adults £4, children free. Free parking.

country Fair 25 May, 10am -5pm Mottisfont House and gardens, so51 0lP

10tH anniversary garden Fair in aid oF st JoHn oF JerusaleM eye HosPital 5 May, 10am - 4pm Wintershill Hall, durley, so32 2al

Traditional countryside skills including thatching, blacksmithing, wood turning, basket and broom making. Normal admission prices apply. contact 01794 344020.

Over 60 specialist stalls, children’s corner, homemade refreshments, cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band and more. Free parking. Adults £4, children under 14 free.

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WITH the Southampton Maritime Festival on the 5th and 6th May, the line-up of confirmed amazing displays, wonderful exhibitions and exciting stalls is set to make for a truly sensational day out!

Southampton Maritime Festival New additions that will be joining the S.T. Challenge, the S.S. Shieldhall and the flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships around the Ocean Terminal include a food village of continental menus, an ice rink and an octopus inflatable play park to keep the young (and not so young) ones happy. The not so young audience might also wish to inspect the collection of steam engines of which the HMS Sultan’s Super Sentinel Steam Lorry DX 9048 is a particular master-piece of pre-petrol engineering. This is not to mention the Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts, Aston Martins, Vintage AA vehicles and other classic cars. Meanwhile, in the dry dock, remotely operated boats will be joining the ‘hard hat’ divers as they demonstrate changes in diving practices which can be compared with modern day techniques that can be seen in the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology’s Maritime Bus. And with the Lancaster bomber flyover above, you won’t know which way to look! Explore the inside of the state of the art Ocean Cruise Terminal where you will discover a globe of the ocean floor alongside stunning models from the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Medway Queen along with stories of ships that sailed the high seas. All this is nestled amongst dozens of maritime heritage exhibitors and traditional stalls. Perhaps you would like to join in the fun with the war time theme; help and advice on how to create your 1940s look is being provided, and you will be able to get the perfect 1940s style from the hair salon demonstrating in the Terminal. Throughout the day and into the evening, dozens of live performances will be provided by a wide range of music from brass bands and 1940s swing to rock bands. The day long flow of music will be interspersed with the melodic tones of choirs, sea shanties and the occasional celebratory blast from the whistles of S.S. Shieldhall and S.T. Challenge.


The Mayor’s Maritime Art Competition for under 18’s has recently been announced to provide a stage for local talent with artistic or photographic flare. Entries of artwork or photographs on the theme of the South’s maritime heritage are being called for. Southampton’s Mayor and dignitaries will judge the finalists who will have their artwork displayed in the Ocean Terminal over the Festival weekend. Winners will receive a trophy and a prize, with the overall winner having their art work made into a mural inside the Terminal itself. This event is only being made possible with the kind support of ABP Southampton who are hosting the Southampton Maritime Festival in their Ocean Cruise Terminal and with the help of Williams Shipping Holdings Ltd., the National Oceanography Centre, the AA and the Southampton City Council. The AA will be providing the road signs for the Festival so there will be no excuse to get lost. Access will be made trouble free with a park and ride service between central Southampton car parks and the docks. A regular bus service, onboard rarely released Heritage Buses, will be provided free of charge by the Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust ( It is a day to step into the past and see Southampton’s docklands come alive.

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Kids & FaMily Pond diPPing 31 May, 10.30am-3pm lepe country Park, so45 1ad

See what you can find lurking in the depths of Lepe Point pond. No booking necessary but children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Parking charges apply.

suMMer HalF terM at MottisFont 25 May-2 Jun, 10am-5pm Mottisfont House and gardens, so51 0lP

Promoting 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. Admission charges apply.

Bear Hunt story trail 23 May, 11am & 1.30pm royal victoria country Park, so31 5ga

Join Eddie the Explorer on the hunt for bears in this story adventure. Suitable for pre-school age. Meet at Nightingale shop. £2.50pc. Book on 02380 455157.


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‘tiMe trouBle’ trail 29 May, 10am and 2pm royal victoria country Park, so31 5ga

Try our brand new Story Trail. Meet outside shop. £5 includes entry & story trail pack. call 02380 455157.

sHeeP sHearing 18-19 May, 10am-5pm Manor Farm country Park, Pylands lane, so31 1BH

come and see the Manor Farm sheep take off their woolly winter coats. Normal farm admission charge. contact 01489 787055.

Woolly WeeK 25 May-2 Jun, 10am-5pm Manor Farm country Park, Pylands lane, so31 1BH

A host of ‘woolly’ activities and demonstrations. Try your hand at spinning, knitting, weaving and follow our woolly trail to see what you can discover? Normal farm admission charge. contact 01489 787055

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AFRICAN Coco Rio 18a Upper Banister Street, Southampton SO15 2EF Tel: 023 8022 7700

AmeRICAN Buffalo Bills 3 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8023 6699 Frankie & Benny's West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RE Tel: 023 8033 8622 Que Pasa 104-108 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DT Tel: 023 8023 5930

bIstRo Bouzy Route Ocean Village, Southampton SO15 3TN Tel: 023 8033 3221 Ninety Degrees 24 Carlton Place, Southampton SO15 2DY Tel: 023 8023 4664

CARIbbeAN Turtle Bay 1 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP Tel: 023 8063 9568

ChINese Charlie Chan’s 59 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DL Tel: 023 8023 3360 City Beijing 137a High Street, Southampton SO14 2BS Tel: 023 8023 7103 Fuchi Rumbridge Street, Totton SO40 9DP Tel: 023 8066 3838 Fusion Noodle Bar 15 St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NP Tel: 023 8063 2221


Golden Palace 72 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DT Tel: 023 8063 0211 Fusion Noodle Bar 15 St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NP Tel: 023 8063 2221 Golden Palace 72 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DT Tel: 023 8063 0211 Jade Garden 85-87 Queensway, Southampton SO14 3HJ Tel: 023 8033 1338 Little Buddha Restaurant 10 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3NH Tel: 023 8078 1388 Ocean Dragon 17A Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DX Tel: 023 8022 6636 Orchard Chinese Restaurant 9 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8022 6988 Orchid Chinese 9 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8022 6988 Oriental Paradise 323 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HW Tel: 023 8078 8868 Pearl Harbour 86 Above Bar, Southampton SO14 7DT Tel: 023 8063 9833 Pilgrim House Canute Road, Southampton SO14 3FJ Tel: 023 8033 8008 Tang's 127 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7FQ Tel: 023 8023 5700 Tiger Lilly Portswood Road,

Southampton SO17 2NH Tel: 023 8058 4777

CoNtempoRARy Banana Wharf Ocean Village, Southampton Tel: 023 8033 8866 Cargo 20-22 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8082 9042 Ceno Bar & Restaurant 119 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1AQ Tel: 023 8055 4400 Pitcher & Piano Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3JB Tel: 023 8033 4392 Signature Restaurant at the Dolphin Hotel 34-35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN Tel: 023 8038 6460 The Old Forge Otterborne, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8082 9042 The Vestry 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG Tel: 023 8023 1101

eNglIsh Aspire Southampton City College, St Mary Street, SO14 1AR Tel: 023 8057 7377 Bentley's Restaurant Bartley Road, Woodlands SO40 7GN Tel: 023 8029 3737

FReNCh Hotel TerraVina 174 Woodlands Road, Woodlands SO40 7Gl Tel: 023 8029 3784

gReek Blue Island 198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW Tel: 023 8063 5045 Elias 79 Canal Walk, Southampton SO14 3BH Tel: 023 8022 2699 Fat Fig 5 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB Tel: 023 8021 2111 George’s Restaurant 1-2 St Michaels Street, Southampton SO14 2AB Tel: 023 8022 3749

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discover soutHaMPton MAy 2013 INdIAN Aleha Cuisine Tandoori 13 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 01794 331437 The Aroma 37-43 Long Lane, Southampton SO45 2LG Tel: 023 8089 7722 Asha Bangledeshi Cuisine 179 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst SO40 7DU Tel: 023 8029 2885 Bengal Brasserie 7 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB Tel: 023 8023 0988 Bitterne Balti 9 Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN Tel: 023 8055 3539 Coriander Lounge 130-131 High Street, Southampton SO14 2BR Tel: 023 8071 0888 Eastern Nights 56 Thornhill Park Road, Southampton SO18 5TQ Tel: 023 8047 8269 Gandhi Indian Cuisine 52 Commercial Rd, Totton SO40 3AG Tel: 023 8066 7866 Gandhi of Portswood 211 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2NF Tel: 023 8055 3121 Indian Melody 25 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF Tel: 023 8063 8998 Jehangir 347 Winchester Road, Southampton SO16 7DJ Tel: 023 8070 5924 Jewel of India Townhill Way, West End SO18 3NU Tel: 023 8046 2400 Kali Mirchi 98 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO16 4FB Tel: 023 8052 8200 Kuti’s Brasserie 39 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8022 1581 Little India 37 Rumbridge St, Totton SO40 9DQ Tel: 023 8088 6688 Manzil Tandoori 54 Onslow Road, Southampton SO14 0JN Tel: 023 8022 7423

Mirchi 4 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB Tel: 023 8033 8800

Zen 42 High St, Southampton, SO14 2NS Tel: 023 8023 3399

Poppadum Express 48-49 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8063 2444

Olive Tree 29 Oxford St, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8034 3333

The Rasraj India 1 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8023 3433

Cantina Restaurant & Bar 2-3a Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2BY Tel: 023 8022 0500 La Bariona 29 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2EA 3ET Tel: 023 8067 7444

Taj 21 Lower Banister Street, Southampton SO15 2EH Tel: 023 8033 4505



Tiger Lilly 3 Winchester Street, Southampton SO15 2EL Tel: 023 8036 6344




Bellini's 20-22 Queens Terrace, Southampton SO14 3BQ Tel: 023 8033 3711

Yalda 51 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG Tel: 023 8063 8383

Buon Gusto 1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8001 7249


Ennios Town Quay Road, Southampton SO14 2AR Tel: 023 8022 1159 La Margherita 1 Town Quay, Southampton SO14 Tel: 023 8033 3390 Milan Restaurant Salisbury House, Salisbury Street, Southampton SO15 2AZ Tel: 023 8033 0815 Piccolo Mondo 36 Windsor Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ Tel: 023 8063 6890 Puccinis 325-327 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HW Tel: 023 8076 4522 Pulcinella 16 Carlton Place, Southampton SO15 2DY Tel: 023 8033 5100 Tosca 44 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GD Tel: 023 8057 2844

jApANese YO! Sushi West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton SO15 1QE Tel: 023 8008 0510

Gurhka Kitchen 5 Canute Rd, Southampton SO14 3FH Tel: 023 8023 3008

La Esquina 40 Oxford St, Southampton SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8022 5227 La Regata Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR Tel: 023 8001 2031

steAkhouses Rancho Steak House 43-45 High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS Tel: 023 8033 9777 T Bone & Spaghetti House 4 Northam Rd, Southampton SO14 0PA Tel: 023 8022 4362

thAI Kuti’s Royal Thai Pier Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ Tel: 023 8033 9211 Mango Thai 27 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ES Tel: 023 8067 8877 The King & I 134 High St, Southampton SO14 2BR Tel: 023 8057 0670

tRAdItIoNAl Five Restaurant 104 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FW Tel: 023 8058 4674 Taps Shamrock Quay, Southampton SO14 5QL Tel: 023 8022 8621

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eXHiBitions & tHe arts soutHaMPton city art gallery uncommon ground: land art in Britain 1966 – 1979 10 May - 4 august 2013

The opening venue for the tour of Uncommon Ground; a touring exhibition from the Arts council collectio featuring work by some of the most important British artists of the last 50 years including Tony cragg, Hamish Fulton, Antony Gormley, richard Long and Anthony Mccall. In the late 1960s artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge a new form of art. This art was made in radically new ways often using earth, water, sun and even fire as raw materials, and went under several names: Land Art, earth art, process art, and conceptual art. This exhibition takes a fresh look at the art of this period and considers what was particular about the way Land Art developed in Britain.

a nigHt at tHe russell’s 18 May, 6pm-7pm Mottisfont House and gardens, so51 0lP A soiree of art, music and the


unexpected! Get a taste of what it was like to attend one of the russell's evening parties. Have a drink, hear period music and browse the art around the house. Dress up in 30's-40's attire. Booking essential. contact 01794 344020. Adults £11, children £6.

tHe Wrong croWd Presents tHe girl WitH tHe iron claWs 3 May, 7pm the Point, leigh road, so50 9de

Stunning puppetry, enchanting music and deft humour combine to tell this dark fairy-tale about a wayward girl who dares to follow her longing. £6 (special family offers apply). call 023 8065 2333

BisHoPstoKe Players Present "insPector draKe and tHe BlacK WidoW" By david tristraM 16 -19 May, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, riverside, so50 6lq When oil tycoon John Johnson is found with a huge sword in his back, it looks like a straightforward case of dying illegally. But things in Drake's world are never as they seem. Tickets £7 (£5 under 16s). contact 023 8069 3032 or

art eXHiBition 25th May-27th May 10am-4pm King John's House, romsey, so51 8Bt

4 Shades of Purple showcase imaginative ceramics & prints, colourful landscape & wildlife paintings plus vibrant jewellery & textiles. come along and meet the artists.

West end singers suMMer concerts 9 June, 2.30pm thornden Hall, thornden school, Winchester road, so53 2dW 30 June, 2.30pm discovery centre, Jewry st, so23 8sB

celebrating their silver anniversary year with summer concerts. contact Ingrid on 02380 404881 for tickets.

art & design MarKets 19 May and 16 June, 10am -4pm Middle Brook street and High street, Winchester 12 May and 9 June, 10am – 4pm the square, Petersfield retro & vintage MarKet 5 May and 2 June, 10am – 4pm Middle Brook street and High street, Winchester

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out & aBout / talKs & tours raMBlers grouP WalK sun 26 May, 10am starting point - grid ref: su450156, so18 3HW

Linear Walk along Itchen Navigation Path. Start in the White Swan car Park Mansbridge, Southampton (A27). car sharers meet at Southampton central Station at 9.15am. contact 02380 560 534.

raMBlers grouP WalK 2 May, 10am starting point - Hedge end railway station car Park, so30 2rZ (grid ref: su497150)

Leisurely pace. circular via Blundell's copse, Newhouse Farm and Holmsland. An easy paced, flat walk. call Dave on 02380 227768.

aFternoon tea on PlatForM 1 4-6, 11-12 May, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 June, 2pm-5pm Horsebridge station, Kings somborne, so20 6Pu


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Have a fabulous afternoon tea at the station and be transported to times gone by at this beautifully restored Victorian railway station. www.horsebridge

naoMi House HosPice clarendon Way WalK 2 Jun, 8am-8pm

Take part in their flagship event, a 12 or 26 mile walk from Winchester cathedral to Salisbury cathedral. £15 adult, £10 child. contact felicity.patterson@naomiho or 01962 843513.

clocK toWer tours sat 25 May & sat 29 June 10-11am & 11am-12pm seacity Museum

Ascend the magnificent clock Tower and see Southampton from a whole new perspective. you must be in good health as there are 215 steps and no lift. children must be over 12. Book on 023 8083 4536 (B).

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Introducting Hampshire RoamAbility IF you have a mobility scooter and the means to transport it, why not join Hampshire RoamAbility?

rambles without barriers!

We ramble all over Hampshire and fringes of neighbouring counties, three or four a month in the summer and one or two in the winter, and welcome those who are mobility challenged, as well as anyone able bodied and family members. We plan rambles that are free of stiles, kissing gates and other obstructions. The New Forest, in particular, is one of our favourite destinations as well as many coastal rambles. It is a lifeline for those of us who are unable to walk very well; it means being able to get out into the countryside and offers the chance to meet new friends and see interesting places. We also campaign for better access to the countryside and work with other access groups to get difficult barriers and gates replaced.


If this is of interest to you, please contact The Secretary, Hampshire RoamAbility on 02380 293156 and we will be pleased to give you much more information.

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oPen gardens For ngs atHeling villas 5 and 6 May, 2pm-5pm atheling villas, so45 6Br

Inspirational, imaginatively designed and comprehensively planted 1/3-acre Victorian villa garden with many rare plants. In spring enjoy bulbs, hellebores and pulmonarias as you explore meandering paths set amongst structural planting. Adults £3, children free. contact 02380 849349.

4 Mill lane 26 and 27 May 4 Mill lane, so51 8eu

Small, long, floriferous town garden. S-facing. Backdrop romsey Abbey; original sculpture and attractive hard landscaping. contact 01794 513926.

tHe laKe House 26 and 27 May the lake House, so51 8eq

4½ acres, part garden, part meadow, part lake. Wonderful pastoral views from all aspects.

King JoHn’s garden 26 and 28 May King John’s garden, so51 7ng

Historic garden planted with plants available before 1700.Small wild flower meadow. Award-winning Victorian garden and North courtyard with water features, fountains and pump. Paved path and fountain courtyard.

tHe island 4 and 5 May, 2pm-5.30pm the island, so51 0HP

6 acres either side of the r 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. Admission £4, children free. contact 01794 512100.

7 doWnland close 27 and 27 May, 12pm-5pm 7 downland close, locks Heath, so31 6WB

Visit this prizewinning, beautiful, restful and inspirational 50ft x 45ft plantsman's

garden, packed with ideas for the 'modest-sized' plot. Many varieties of hardy geraniums, hostas, heucheras, shrubs, ferns and other unusual perennials, weaving a tapestry of harmonious colour. Adults £2.50, children free. contact 07768 107779 or visit

tHe cottage 5, 6, 11 and 12 May, 2pm-6pm the cottage, so53 1es

¾ acre. Azaleas, bog garden, camellias, dogwoods, erythroniums, free-range bantams, geraniums, hostas, irises, jasmines, kitchen garden, landscaping began in 1950, maintained by owners. Admission £3, children free. contact 02380 254521.

BreaMore close 22, 26 and 27 May, 1pm – 5.30pm 6 Breamore close, so50 4qB

Delightful plant lover's garden with coloured foliage and unusual plants, giving a tapestry effect of texture and colour. Admission £3, children free. contact 02380 611230.

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Townhill Park House A seat of learning, a testament to timeless British architecture, a sanitary sanctuary for injured servicemen and women and, of course, a family home.

the heritage and deep history that lies behind the heavy oak doors that guard, retain and hide the identity of the house.

In its formative days, Townhill Park House was part of the original manor farm and later during the late 1700s it was converted to become a gentleman’s residence. By 1897 Townhill Park House was acquired by the ďŹ rst Lord Swaythling, Ivor Montagu for his eldest son and heir, Louis Montagu, for the impending marriage of Louis to Lady Gladys Goldsmid. On the death of his father, Louis became the second Lord Swaythling.

Townhill Park House has transcended time in numerous guises but through all has retained a certain proud and majestic heritage. The use of this grand and prestigious house has changed many times and yet unlike many of its contemporary buildings, Townhill Park House remains a building of generous proportions and designed beauty. The house itself has undergone many changes but nothing can take away


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discover soutHaMPton MAy 2013 In 1911 Louis Montagu started a programme of improvement and renovation for Townhill Park House. Louis employed the eminent young architect, Leonard Rome Guthrie who oversaw improvements and renovations to the building. Louis also employed the famous garden designer and horticulturalist of the time, Gertrude Jekyll, to establish the detailed gardens, designing framed views, yew hedging, dry stone walling and the magnificent sunken garden. Together they planned, built and created the gardens that surrounded the house.

The estates were divided into lots and most were bought for housing development. However, the house and 30 acres were bought by Middlesex County Council.

home of The Gregg School Under the ownership of Middlesex County Council, the House was used as a residential boarding school for girls; the use remained unchanged until 1970. In the years from 1970-85, Townhill Park House afforded yet another use as it provided a suitable location for a hostel for Merchant Navy cadets. After the Cadets left occupation in 1984, the hostel closed and the estate ownership changed again, this time being acquired by Hampshire County Council. The House was then briefly used as a conference centre until 1994, when the expanding Gregg School acquired the house and grounds to provide a facility of education and learning. Today Townhill Park House is flourishing under the ownership of ‘The Gregg’ and is benefiting from the school’s efforts to regenerate the property to its former glory. by Addison Vincent Year 9, The Gregg School

In 1927 the house was occupied by the third Lord Swaythling, Stuart - son of Lord Louis - after his father’s death. Lord Stuart moved into the house with his wife Lady Mary. When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Lord Stuart loaned the house to the Red Cross, where it became a convalescent home for soldiers. After the war in 1948, Lord and Lady Swaythling divorced and Townhill Park House and the estates were sold.

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Bands @tHe BrooK, PortsWood Portswood road Box office: 1-7pm, Mon-sat tel: 023 8055 5366 May saturday 4th – Glory Days, Springsteen at his best sunday 5th – Mostly Autumn thursday 9th – Walter Trout, world famous guitarman Friday 10th – Fleetwood Bac, touted as the world’s first and finest Fleetwood Mac tribute band saturday 11th – Too Petty, a brand new Tom Petty Tribute thursday 16th – Buzzcocks Friday 17th – The South, featuring ex-members of the Beautiful South band saturday 19th – Perfect Alibi, a tribute to the music of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour tuesday 21st – Lucy rose Wednesday 22nd – Then Jerico Friday 24th – The SAS Band saturday 25th – Ultimate Eagles, the definitive tribute to The Eagles sunday 26th – Alabama 3 thursday 30th – Seth Lakeman


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sPorts / leisure / cHarity events early Morning Bird WalK 14 May, 7am-9am lepe country Park, so45 1ad

A guided morning stroll looking and listening for birds. Bring binoculars or they can be borrowed. £5.50 per person. Booking essential. 023 8089 9108.

Binocular days 14 May, 9am-4pm lepe country Park, so45 1ad

London camera Exchange will be displaying and demonstrating binoculars and scopes from our classroom. Enjoy the views from our cliff tops and spot birds from our hide. Free. contact 023 8089 9108.

coMe and try orienteering event 25 May, 10am-12.30pm Knightwood leisure centre, so53 4sJ

Part of Southampton Orienteering club's Summer Series. Ideal for families, beginners and the more experienced orienteers. coaching and guidance available. Adults £4, Juniors £2. contact 07570 627716.


Bring a Friend, BoWls oPen day 18 May, 10am-3pm southampton old Bowling green, lower canal Walk, near gods tower, so14 3aX

An opportunity to visit the oldest bowling green in the world and try the game of bowls. All abilities welcome. Dress comfortably, wearing flat soled shoes on the green. Free.

solent austin 7 cluB rally 26 May, 11am Manor Farm country Park, Pylands lane, so31 1BH

Explore a gathering of historic cars from the pre-war years on the green outside the farm reception. Free. contact 01489 787055.

cHarity events glitterBug Ball 1st Jun, evening rookesbury Park, Wickham

In aid of Help for Heroes, The Glitterbug Ball is a dinner and dance supported by local band gravity. The south of England is home to a large number of military

service personnel and many people in the local area have friends or family in the armed forces, Two of the ball committee members have sons who recently served in Afghanistan. rookesbury Park is a delightful former stately home set at the end of a sweeping drive near the medieval village of Wickham. For all tickets or enquiries call Julie on 07743 886 356, see or email enquiries@theglitterbug

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Awbridge, Dunbridge & Mottisfont Walk Walk distance 4.2 miles A downloadable pdf of the walk and enlarged map is available online at

Park in the lay-by adjacent to Awbridge School in Danes Road. Alternatively, park on the road side to the right of the war memorial in Lockerley Road just past the school.

Continue straight on through woodland on a gravel track. At a track crossroads, keep straight on. Cross the bridge over the railway line and bear left along a signed path with the railway to your left. Cross a footbridge over the River Dun and turn through a kissing gate. Walk through a field with woodland to your left. Cross a stile at the field boundary and keep straight on. With a cemetery on your right, follow a gravel track onto tarmac bearing left with the church on your right. Either walk though the cemetery to visit the church, or walk round the cemetery to the main road. If visiting the church, exit through the main entrance gate and turn right into the main road. At the main road, turn left into Mottisfont village. At a sharp bend in the road, follow the sign for the “Millennium Walk” along Hatt Lane. Turn left off the millennium walk metalled pathway at a footpath sign into a field.

Walk down Saunders Lane to the ‘T’ junction and turn left towards Mottisfont on the B3084. Almost immediately, turn right onto a way marked path over a stile. Cross the field diagonally towards a 5-bar gate and cross over a stile.


Cross the field diagonally, pass through a kissing gate and across a second field diagonally towards the road. At the road, turn left towards the level crossing and the Mill Arms public house.

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discover discover soutHaMPton soutHaMPton SEPTEMBEr MAy 2012 2013 Just past the pub, turn up Russell Drive and walk into woodland. Bear right at a 5-bar gate along a gravel track. As track bears left, keep straight on down a footpath. Enter a field and cross diagonally left, following a low bank on your left. The path is not clearly defined at this point. Cross a stile into a second field and onto a farm track. Turn right and then left across the field with copse to your right and left. Head for the gap between the two woodlands in the distance as again the footpath is not clearly marked. At the right hand side of the field, cross a stile into a further field. bear left and then right along the field boundary. Go straight on to emerge onto a hilltop overlooking Carters Clay hamlet. Bear left and then right along the field boundary to emerge into Lockerley Road. Turn left into the road and walk back to Awbridge and your car.

Historical note... The lake at Awbridge Danes was excavated in the 1920s to provide work for the local unemployed, each man being paid one shilling (10p) a day and a loaf of bread. Roman occupation of the area is confirmed by tiles, pottery and coins being found at Awbridge House, dating from the late roman period of AD 307. The names Danes Road and Awbridge Danes record the presence of Danish occupation of the area, possibly from the 11th or 12th centuries. Mottisfont church is a Grade I listed building originally of 12th century origin that initially claimed pastoral responsibility for Mottisfont, Lockerley and Broughton. Its earliest parts predate Mottisfont Abbey. Among its artefacts, the church contains a 17th century clock which has no face and no pendulum. Its movement derives its energy solely from hung weights and a bell is rung on the hour. Which hour is of course anybodies guess. The modern road that runs between Awbridge, Lockerley, the Tytherleys, Broughton and the A30 was originally a turnpike {toll) road in the mid 18th century. Similarly, the short stretch of road from East Dean joining this road was also a toll road.

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The county Bowling club Atherley Bowling club BTc Bowling club Totton & Eling Bowls centre Pirrie Park Bowling club Banister Park Bowling club Sports centre Bowling club Bitterne Bowling club

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Soton canoe club

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Tottonians rugby Football club Trojan club Eastleigh rugby Football club Southampton rugby club


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Wessex Mountaineering club


Trojans cricket club Soton Evening cricket League

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Sotonia cycling club cycle Speedway club 8055 7158

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royal Soton yacht club St Denys Sailing & rowing club Warsah Sailing club Marchwood yacht club


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Oaklands Swimming Pool red Lodge Swimming Pool Shirley’s Swimming Pool Weston Sailing club

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Soton Gymnastics club Dynamo Gymnastics Horizon Gymnastics

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Solent Blue Line Buses

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Bluestar Buses

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National Rail Helpline

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First Bus

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS St Anns Catholic School

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Upper Shirley High School

023 8032 5333

St George Catholic College

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Wildern School The Gregg School

NHS Direct

0845 4647

NHS Blood Service Hampshire Dental Helpline Southampton General Royal Winchester County

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Bitterne Park

023 8032 5200

King Edward VI

023 8070 4561


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St James CE

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Bassett Green PS

023 8067 6262

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HighďŹ eld C of E PS

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St Denys PS

023 8055 6982

Royal South Hants

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Portswood PS

023 8055 5095

Princess Anne

023 8077 7222

Swaythling PS

023 8055 2252

Bitterne Manor Park PS

023 8022 7596

Eastleigh Council

023 8068 8000

Botley Parish Council Hedge End Parish Council

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Southampton City

023 8022 3855

Hampshire County

01962 841841

Household Waste, SCC

0800 5191919

Southampton Planning

01489 782308

Berrywood PS

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Shamblehurst PS

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Wellstead PS

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Kings Copse PS

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Hants Constabulary

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