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Hello again It was really inspired reading through our ‘what’s on’ listings this month. Summer is the time for country fairs, shows and open gardens so I’ve included those open for charity under the National Melanie Tinson Garden Scheme (see p35). I’m no gardener but the descriptions of these gardens make them a tempting excursion and worth a nosey (not forgetting the afternoon tea and cake often on offer!) Talking of getting out and about, I was treated to a surprise breakaway for my birthday to Jersey. I’ve lived here enough years to have visited, but despite its proximity, it was a first visit for both of us and I’d thoroughly recommend it. We left home at 7:40am and were taking in the stunning hotel room view do you use a smart phone? by 9.30am! The To save our contact details weather was glorious, not direct to your smart phone, use sunbathing temperatures but I-nigma QR code reader App warm enough to eat outside and scan for instant download. and enjoy many of the tourist attractions on the island. With a healthy banking sector it’s got a lively atmosphere, an interesting history (it’s part of British Isles but not part of the UK .. news to me) and none of the drawbacks of travelling abroad; long flights, foreign language and currency. If, like me you are facing the prospect of the next 11 weeks with teenagers at home (post exams... why do they do them so early in the summer?), you’ll be pushing them to get summer work (as much for their sanity as mine!). My girls could work with me at Discover but choose not to (wise move) so I gave them some advice when applying. I know jobs for teenagers aren’t easy to find, but as an employer myself here’s a couple of tips to pass on. Their application in writing needs to be properly written – no text language; making a phone call will get a better result than an email; and ask again and again – he (or she) who shouts loudest gets the most attention. And whatever you do, don’t phone on their behalf... helicopter parents are a big turn off and will put them at the bottom of the pile! Until next time (end July)

Melanie

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Romsey Chandlers Ford Southampton Southampton West Winchester Southampton East Hedge End Meon Valley

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southampton Kite Festival

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new Forest national park

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horse play all day

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outstanding news

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budget bathrooms

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the gregg school

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Walking on the Wild side

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a short story

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eating out guide

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a vintage day out

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hampshire Walk series

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upFront & personal

The People Behind Your Local Businesses A new firm of accountants launched in May with a promise to offer high quality services with a ‘transparent’ charging policy. Richard Pike, 32, who has 16 years accountancy experience at firms in Hampshire, has established RP & Co for businesses in and around Southampton. Although the office is based in Romsey, Richard grew up and lives in Southampton and already has many city based clients he supports. His team provides the standard range of professional services including company and personal accounts, payroll, VAT, corporation tax and bookkeeping. Richard said: “This is a service-based business providing

a professional, personal service to all our clients with no hidden costs. “We understand what it is like to run a small business in these difficult times. We aim to offer excellent service and professional support to all our clients for a small regular charge rather than a one-off large bill.” Hard work is key to Richard’s success having started in accountancy just three days after leaving school. His career began at Langdowns in Eastleigh where partners quickly spotted his strong work ethic and his ability with numbers. He then moved on to Fiander Tovell in Southampton before taking promotion at the Segensworth office of Rothmans.

Richard Pike

taken pride in providing a professional and personal service for my clients and that is one of the things I am most looking forward to with RP & Co.” Away from work Richard is kept busy with his two children and wife Erika, who he met at school. He is a Governor of Mansell Park Primary School and also coaches his son’s football team.

Three years ago Richard moved to Chandlers Ford firm Arlington Accountants where he was instrumental in relocating the office to larger premises as well as acquiring new clients and providing an enhanced customer service.

At school Richard was a county cross country runner – he came 36th in a UK-wide race – and played football for Southampton School Boys.

Richard said: “After three years at Arlington I felt it was time to set out on my own. I have always

For more information contact RP & Co on 07846 856 486 or visit www.rpandco.co.uk

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Flowing Pairs

Angel Fish

The Southampton Kite Festival This year sees the 17th Southampton Kite Festival organised and run by Solent Kite Flyers in conjunction with Charles Cole Funfair. It is to be held over the weekend of 15th & 16th June from 10am to 5.30pm each day. The venue is Lordshill Sports Ground, 5 Acre Field, Lordshill.

This year’s Festival will be a great show of many different types of kites, flying displays and kite related events, as well as varied and interesting activities happening around the Festival Site. Each day will see Kite Flying Displays as well as general entertainment and display 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! There will be a Kite Making Workshop, where everyone will be able to make their own simple kite. There will be a number of Kite Traders selling a range of Kites and Accessories to all levels of experience and price. Craft stalls, general interest and activity traders, hot and cold refreshments, local based live music and face painting will be there to

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keep all ages entertained throughout the day. C. Coles Fun Fair will also be at the event for those seeking other types of thrills during each day. On the Sunday the ‘Southampton Open Trophy’ is just that – anyone can enter with any type of kite. The competition is judged by a panel drawn from the audience and so this is really where the first time flyers can beat the experienced guys, as it is decided purely on entertainment value. You will need to supply a short piece of music to fly to (approx. 2-3 mins. Max.) There will also be ‘Parachuting Teddy Bears’! so don’t forget to bring along your own ‘Cuddly Toys’ so they can join in the fun; each one receiving a certificate for their bravery (weather permitting). Again with the weather and wind permitting, there will be an informal ‘Night Fly’ on Saturday evening once it gets dark! (Probably after 9.30pm). This is open to all fliers to join in, with the kites having lights attached or


using reflective tapes etc.

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Even if you don’t feel like flying over the two days, why not just come and watch one of the most colourful and exciting events to happen in Southampton this year. Entry is free and the sky is free for all to use and enjoy.

There will be a small on-site car parking charge for this event. For more information on any of the above, please contact Mike Lowe of Solent Kite Flyers t 02380 770788 e secretary@solentkiteflyers.org.uk or visit www.solentkiteflyers.org.uk

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What’s On... XX SOUTHAMPTON DOG SHOW 15-16 June 8am start Royal Victoria Country Park Victoria Road, SO31 5GA

Four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes will be here for this year’s Dog Show. Spectators welcome. Free. Contact 02380 455157

HMS PINAFORE & TRIAL BY JURY (SOUTHAMPTON OPERATIC SOCIETY) 11-15 June 7.30pm The Nuffield Theatre University Road, SO17 1TR

Heave ho! The HMS Pinafore is charting a course for the Nuffield Theatre this summer, with the awardwinning G&S Director David Tatnall at the helm and Alison Vincent in charge of the sea shanties! Tickets £13 - £11 (concessions available). Contact 023 8067 1771.

SOUTHAMPTON FUN 5K RUN 30 June Southampton Common SO15 7NN

Come and join the Macmillan Team with your family in this fun 5k run

HAMPSHIRE CRAFT FAIR 1 June 11am-3pm Crestwood College Shakespeare Road SO50 4FZ Stalls of handmade items and free parking.

INDEFINITE ARTICLES PRESENTS CLAYTIME 4 June 11.30am The Berry Theatre Wildern Lane SO30 4EJ For children aged 3-6 years this play with clay invites audiences to participate. Price £6. Call 01489 799 499.

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your success

Outstanding news for Play Away Play Away Day Nursery Group are thrilled with the recent April Ofsted inspections at the Totton and West End day nurseries. Both nurseries achieved ‘outstanding’ status in all areas of the report. The awards pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of the professional staff teams and recognise the high quality care and excellent range of opportunities offered to each child across all the age groups. For further details please see our advert opposite.

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live local

Introducing Hampshire Roamability If you have a mobility scooter and the means to transport it, why not join Hampshire RoamAbility? We ramble all over Hampshire and fringes of neighbouring counties, three or four a month in the Rambles without barriers! 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 more details or visit www.HampshireRoamAbility.co.uk

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Nurses outside the Royal Victoria

150 Years of a Military Hospital What is now an idyllic country park was once the scene of a bustling military hospital. As the British Army’s first purpose-built hospital, Royal Victoria was a unique and ambitious project which would help change the face of the medical world. To celebrate 150 years since the hospital came into operation there is an afternoon of fun on 9th June between 12-4pm and activities for all the family with military re-enactments, guided walks, exhibitions, war wound workshop and many other activities for a truly fun family day out and it’s free! 14

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery are hosting a series of regular walks this summer. Wildflower & Butterflies on the 1st Sunday of the month at 2pm and Hertigage Walks on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 11am. FoSoC aims to uphold the original purpose of the cemetery which is to be a place of reflection and remembrance of the people buried there and to support the ecological aims of the adjoining Southampton Common (a Site of Special Scientific Interest), and to treat it with the same care. Walks start from Main Gate on Cemetery Road. Tel: 07538 888 655 Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. Southampton Old Cemetery


live local

NaFoF Newbie Night NaFoF stands for National Federation of Friends but despite its rather grand sounding name NaFoF is a great way to meet new people, make long term friends and make the most of life by taking part in the many activities on its calendar including quizzes, cinema nights, parties, mini holidays, sporting events and yes, pubbing and Clubbing. Members are in their 30s and 40s and you can go along for 4 weeks before joining. Non members are welcome at their next welcome evening on Thursday 13 June from 8pm at Santo Lounge, 429 Shirley Road, SO15. For details call Kirsty 07919 286692 or for a weblink go to www.discovercommunity.co.uk

What do you know? If you have an event or group with something to shout about why not get coverage in our next issue. Email: lauren@discovermagazines.co.uk.

Have you got one?

Vintage Day at Manor Farm Do you have a vehicle from the 40s? Would you like to share it with visitors to Manor Farm Country Park on 30 June 11am-3pm. There are 40 spaces for vehicles from the 40s so to book your place call 01489 787055. Plus ‘On the Home Front’ on 15 & 16 June - the clocks are turned back to the 1940s, the farm is at war. Watch civilian and military re-enactments and a host of period vehicles in the park. For more details call 01489 787055.

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A Support Group for Diabetics The Diabetes UK Southampton Group welcomes diabetics of all ages, and friends and family members. They meet every 6-8 weeks for talks by medical experts and the opportunity to meet fellow diabetics. There is no charge except for a small tea/coffee contribution. The next session, ‘Bring a Friend’ is on 3rd June at Christ the King Catholic Church Hall, Commercial Street, SO18 6AP from 7–9pm. They can be a diabetic, someone who has been advised they may develop diabetes or someone who is interested in the topic. There will be a quiz, raffle and more. For details ring 023 8040 4881.

What’s On... REMEMBERING D-DAY 6 June 1.30pm-3.30pm Lepe Country Park SO45 1AD

On the anniversary of D-day discover Lepe’s wartime history as you take a guided walk through the park to the D day remains. Some sections of the walk are along the shingle beach, so sensible footwear needed. £5.50 per person. Booking essential contact 023 8089 9108.

BIOBLITZ SEASHORE SAFARI 7 June 4pm-5.30pm Lepe Country Park SO45 1AD

Discover the wildlife living along our seashore. Part of the New Forest Bioblitz event where we see how many species can be recorded in the National Park in just 24 hours. Fun for all the family. Free, parking charges apply. Contact 023 8089 9108.

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OPEN DAY AT TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE 29 June 11am-4pm Tools for Self Reliance Ringwood Road Netley Marsh SO40 7GY Fun for all the family. Live music, craft stalls, raffle, tombola, refreshments, storytellers, archery workshops and more. Free entry and parking. Contact 023 8086 9697

OWL BABIES STORY TRAIL 20 June 11am-12pm, 1.30-2.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park Victoria Road SO31 5GA Enjoy the adventures of the owl babies Sarah, Percy and Bill on a short walk through the park. Price includes trail, drink and biscuit and craft activity. £2.50 per child. Contact 02380 455157.


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neW Forest national parK

Third tour route announced The award-winning New Forest Tour is introducing a third route this summer, which means you can now travel around the whole National Park. The new blue route will explore the south west of the New Forest, including Keyhaven, Milford on Sea, Barton on Sea, and New Milton, as well as holiday parks, campsites and various attractions.

Passengers can hop on and off, and bring their bikes. All buses are equipped with audio guides which include tales of witches, smuggling and salt mining. Recent figures showed the existing red and green routes of the tour saved an estimated 147,000 private car miles, and contributed an estimated £500,000 to the local economy. The new route connects with the other New Forest Tour routes at Burley, Brockenhurst and Lymington. Customers can also enjoy free bus travel to and from Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth and Hythe. All routes run every hour daily from 29 June to 15 September. Julian Johnson, chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: “The New Forest Tour has proved to be enormously successful, making a real differ-ence to the local economy and encouraging environmentally-friendly travel.” For more information visit www.thenewforesttour.info 18


WHAT’S ON... @ The Brook, Portswood Portswood Road www.the-brook.com Box Office: 1-7pm, Monday-Saturday telephone: 023 8055 5366 JUNE Sat 1st Fish, the moveable Feast tour Sun 2nd Fairport Convention Fri 7th Reckless Heart Sat 8th Legend Fri 14th Whole Lotta Led

Sat 15th Rufus Stone Fri 21st The Tiddly Kinks + The Small Fakers Sat 22nd Reggae Magic Fri 28th Guns ‘n’ Roses Experience Sat 29th Greenish Day

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your home

Budget Bathrooms The Heywood Collection

Big ideas, small budget? It is possible to have a beautiful bathroom without spending a fortune. Katherine Sorrell outlines her top tips

Little extras make all the difference

• Choose simple white bathroom fittings in standard sizes. Nofrills makes are much cheaper than designer ones – simply use tiles, taps and accessories to create an elegant and upmarket effect. Remember, however, that not all whites are quite the same shade. Make sure they match, especially if you are planning to buy from a variety of online retailers. • Search the internet for bargains, or else wait for sales at highstreet retailers. Alternatively, try www.gooddealdirectory. co.uk for factory shops, seconds shops and permanent discount outlets nationwide; for listings of shopping villages, outlet stores and factory shops, www.shoppingvillages.com. • Plan your new bathroom carefully so that you avoid moving existing plumbing. By putting the bath, basin, WC, shower and any radiators in the same position you can keep the installation costs down considerably. The same applies to existing doors, windows and built-in features such as cupboards or radiators. • DIY or GSI? If you do some of the work yourself, it will save money. Know your limitations,

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however. Tiling and painting are straightforward and even plastering or putting down flooring can be tackled by a competent DIYer. If necessary, top up your skills by buying a good book, checking out online tutorials or signing up for an evening class. If in doubt, however, call someone in and, when it comes to electrics, remember that there are strict safety regulations controlling what work may be carried out by a non-professional. Check with your local building control officer if you need details. Search for a qualified electrician at www.eca.co.uk or www.niceic.com. • Fitting a new shower? Know your water supply system and make sure you choose a shower that will work with it. If your water pressure is low, for example, you’ll need to choose a type that can cope with this; otherwise you’ll have to install a pump as well. Fit a watersaving shower head at the same time, and you will save money every time you use it. • A radiator that doubles as a towel rail will save you buying the two items separately. A cheaper option would be


simply to attach a towel holder (such as a plain chrome pole from any DIY retailer) above your existing radiator. Or simply lean a towel ladder against the wall – stylish and practical. • To avoid the labour cost of removing old tiles and replastering the wall, it is often possible to tile over the existing tiles. • When putting in new tiles, save by only covering specific areas: perhaps up to halfheight around the room, or else just the splash backs next to the bath and basin. Use paint everywhere else. • Instead of pricey stone or marble wall or floor tiles, find a look-alike made from ceramic or porcelain. They are widely available from good tile shops, are attractive, stain-resistant, light (and therefore easy to lay)

and should cost noticeably less than the real thing. • If you love expensive mosaic tiles, limit them to small areas, or else combine them with plainer tiles as a border or insets; they will still be eyecatching without breaking the bank. • Rather than installing a blind or having your windows sandblasted, ensure your privacy cheaply and quickly by using glass etching spray or stick-on film. These days, the latter comes in a wide range of patterns, from plain frosted and simple geometric shapes to your own bespoke designs. • Custom-built, fitted storage can be expensive. Instead, choose standard-sized, off-the-peg units or else combine a simple set of shelves with freestanding storage such as

Jasper Morrison Collection

trolleys, chests, cupboards or baskets. If you scour auctions, car boot sales and junk shops you may not only grab a bargain, but also add a fashionably vintage vibe and heaps of personality.

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local events

Lakeside Family Fun Evening

All aboard

Instead of watching television on Saturday 29th June why not treat the children to an evening of fun at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway. Sponsored by Hampshire Autistic Society as a fundraising event entry is only ÂŁ1 per person and includes a train ride. Appearing again this year will be 'Muddles' the friendly mascot, Silly Scott performing magic and Tony Hyams with his fantastic balloon modelling skills. To book tickets call Dawn Ingram to book on 01489 880881 ext 208 or go download a booking form from www.discovercommunity.co.uk

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a short story

Crab Sandwich Story by Jackie Brewster

The beach was a well kept secret. On a day like today, other beaches would be teeming with holiday makers, but this secluded cove, a hike across grassy dunes, was known only to the locals. Barry stood, hands on hips, breathing in the fresh sea air. “We have the beach to ourselves, Daffers”, Barry called. “Nothing but us, the surf, the seagulls and delicious crab sandwiches”. Daphne was panting from the weight of the picnic hamper and bruised from the deck-chair banging against her shin. Barry had insisted they bring them, but was unable to help carry due to a nasty back strain. By the time she reached the beach Barry had sandals off and was paddling in the surf. “Just set up anywhere”, he said. “I wish we’d bought a bucket and spade now”. Daphne doubted she could have carried another thing. “Wouldn’t digging be bad for your back?” “Oh yes”. Barry rubbed his back thoughtfully. Daphne battled to erect the deckchair while Barry watched. Then he eased himself down into it. “Ready for a spot of lunch?” He opened the hamper. “I couldn’t resist the crab sandwiches from that new delicatessen”. Barry took out the sandwiches 24

wrapped in a paper bag. There was also a bottle of sparkling elderflower juice and several kilos of freezer packs. “You had me lug all these?” Daphne said. “And what’s this?” Underneath was a hardback novel. “I fancied a spot of light reading”, Barry replied. The book was at least 800 pages long. Daphne was too hot to argue; all she wanted was a nice cold drink. “There’s only one glass”. She searched the hamper. “Yes, I didn’t want to weigh you down. You don’t mind swigging from the bottle, do you Daffers?” Daphne didn’t mind, though she objected when Barry used the handkerchief he’d been wearing on his head to wipe the bottle neck. Daphne bit into her sandwich, then chewed thoughtfully. Her tastebuds debated what she was eating. “Barry, there’s been a mistake. This is cottage cheese”. He wiped the crumbs from his lips. “Yes, I only had enough for one crab sandwich. They’re pricey, and I thought we’d agreed you were watching your weight”. Daphne fumed as she chewed on her tasteless sandwich, watching Barry savour every mouthful of his. A seagull landed and strutted about in the sand close by. “What a majestic creature”, Barry

said. And Daphne had to agree that it was a beautiful bird. She was always amazed by how large seagulls were, and what intelligent eyes they had. The bird wandered a little closer. “Shoo birdy!” Barry called. “Get your eyes off my crab sandwich”. The bird cawed and took to the sky. “That showed him”, Barry smiled. He was about to take another bite when the bird returned, dive bombing straight for him. Barry yelped and dropped his sandwich. With practised speed the seagull picked up its prize and dashed away. Barry leaped to his feet. Grabbing the hamper, he held it above his head and chased the bird towards the water. Daphne stared as Barry, without showing the slightest twinge in his back, threw the hamper at the bird, which, calmly spread its wings and flew into the sky, along with the crab sandwich. Barry came stomping back towards Daphne. “I blame tourists, they feed them chips and this is what happens”. Daphne swallowed the last mouthful of her sandwich and nipped into the vacant deckchair. “I totally agree with you”. She picked up the novel and turned to page one, “But, so lovely to see that your back has been fixed”.


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Awbridge, Dunbridge & Mottisfont Walk

Walk distance 4.2 miles, around 2 hours at a moderate pace 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. 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. Continue straight on through woodland on a gravel track. At a track crossroads, keep straight on.

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Dun and turn through a kissing gate.

the sign for the “Millennium Walk” along Hatt Lane.

Walk through a field with woodland to your left. Cross a stile at the field boundary and keep straight on.

Turn left off the millennium walk at a footpath sign into a field – you will see a metal gate on opposite side of this turning.

With a cemetery on your right, follow a gravel track onto tarmac bearing left with the church on your right.

Cross the field diagonally, pass through a kissing gate and across a second field diagonally towards the road.

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 double gate and the main road will be ahead of you.

At the road, turn left towards the level crossing and the Mill Arms public house. Just past the pub, turn up Russell Drive.

Cross the bridge over the railway line and bear left along a signed path with the railway to your left.

At the main road, turn left into Mottisfont village.

At the woodland at the top of Russell Drive, the left fork is blocked off (May 2013) so follow the right path.

Cross a footbridge over the River

At a sharp bend in the road, follow

At the top of the path (on the


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 pre-date 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 anybody’s 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.

sign) across the field with copse to your right and left. Keep going straight ahead following the fence. At the end of the path, cross a stile into a further field. If necessary you can avoid the stile by following the fence along until you see a gap nearer the woods. Bear left and then right along the field boundary.

brow of a slight hill) head left towards the low bank and walk alongside that until you come to the open field. Stay left and go diagonally across the field – there is a wooden signpost in the distance which is where you are headed. The path is not clearly defined at this point. Cross or go around the stile where the signpost is and then you’ll be on a farm track. Turn right along the track and then left (white ‘public footpath’

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. There are some logs blocking the entrance to the road, but this is the only clear exit from this field. Turn left out of the field into the road and walk back to Awbridge and your car. A downloadable pdf of the walk and enlarged map is available online at www.discovercommunity.co.uk

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a better liFe

Eggs-it Strategy A pair of hybrid chickens, Sweet Pea (Rhode Island / Maran) and Pepperami (Rhode Island / Plymouth Rock), hardly qualifies as a flock. Even so, two eggs a day, almost every day, soon leads to an eggcess. And, while neighbours sometimes buy a box of four, and other times we swap them or give them away (eggs, not neighbours), our ethos is to try and make use of whatever we have. Unfortunately, unlike Anne, I have always been a fussy eater (the sort of child who made mealtimes an endurance test for everyone). I'll gladly eat an egg boiled, fried (preferably hard, not runny) or poached (preferably in a tent in Norfolk). Omelettes, though, leave me cold, as do soufflĂŠs. While just the thought of an egg custard makes me want to gag well done, school dinners, circa 1978. Clearly, a little inventiveness* was called for. Many homemade cakes are suitable for freezing, and who isn't partial to a piece of farmhouse or carrot cake. And it's a great way to use up surplus carrots.

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was all the rage? Well, no need to shell out when you've eggs to spare - just add olive oil and water (note to self: find way to grow own olives). You too can have that silky sheen in no time - it helps if you still have plenty of hair. Do note that rinsing with water that's too hot will cook the egg and render you fascinating to passing horses. When we ran out of mundane career choices for an egg, Anne brought out the big guns - in the form of a battered Home Management guide she'd rescued from a car boot sale. Egg whites will bring a shine back to leather and, apparently, stiffened egg whites can tackle greasy marks on leather furniture. Not that we have any to practice on. Anne was all for trying an eggy face pack - on me. I wasn't too sure how well that would work with a beard though. Eggshells are very useful in the garden, as a good source of calcium. They can either be ground up and put in the chickens' grit, or added to the compost bin for the soil. I'm also reliably informed that eggshells are a great defence against slugs and snails, but our molluscs must have developed superpowers.

Mayonnaise proved to be so easy that even I could do it, with just egg yolk, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and water. Take a tip from me though - make sure it is salt and not white pepper. Anyhow, once I had mayonnaise under my belt, literally, somehow, my ambitions grew.

I tried valiantly to muster support for a village egg-rolling event, but it proved only marginally less popular than my unseasonal painted egg hunt. In the end, I painted a few faces on the shells and stuck them on the garden fence, as an anti-killjoy device. The jackdaws didn't quite know what to make of them, but the killjoys were kept at bay. Next time we have a surplus, Anne wants to try making scotch eggs.

Remember when egg shampoo

* No egg was wasted in the making of this article.


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Horse-ing around

local events

It’s Horse Play All Day! Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre is a registered charity dedicated to the provision of riding tuition and therapy to adults and children with all kinds of disabilities and special needs. It has long been recognised that horse riding provides valuable therapy and self confidence for people from all walks of live whatever their need is. To help raise much needed funds, the Centre is hosting an Open Day on 23rd June from 10am-4pm with fun for all the family. Enjoy pony rides, riding displays, pony petting, face painting, bucking bronco, bouncy castle, cake stall, raffle, BBQ and much more! Bring Fido and enter the Dog Show. It’s only 50p to enter (under 2’s free). Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre, Hensting Lane, Fisher’s Pond (tel 01962 777714).

Try Out Orienteering The sport of orienteering is fun for any age and ideal for families, beginners and the more experienced runners. Orienteering combines map reading skills while on the move to navigate from point to point on a set course. Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering. Beginners are welcome as coaching and guidance is on hand. The Southampton Orienteering Club is holding two “Try It Out” events in June. One at Fleming Park, Eastleigh on 8th June and on 22nd June at Itchen Valley Country Park both from 10am-12.30pm. Run round the course like a hare or walk around like a tortoise! Adults £4. Juniors £2. Call 07570 627 716 or go online www.southampton-orienteers.org.uk

clubs & groups

Striding out with Friends Unlimited

Friends Unlimited is Southampton’s Premier Dance and Social Group. Running for over 12 years, it has evolved into an active group for singles and couples, the mature side of 40, wanting to make new social contacts. In addition to regular dances, they also arrange walks, lunches, ten pin bowling, curry nights and a lot more. Their next event ‘Jet & Dine’ trip to the Isle of Wight is on 9th June. To find out more call 023 8027 4120 or visit the website www.friends-unlimited.org.uk 31


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your garden

Hide and Seek However much effort you make with your garden, you can be sure that there will still be a few things that look awful. You may have made (or hope to make) beautiful borders, sensational shrubbery and lots more besides, but how do you cope with those things you just cannot seem to hide?

Now you see me...

A washing line: It may be essential but it rarely adds to the appeal of the garden. If yours is like mine and consists of two large poles with a line between them, try growing a pretty climber up the poles. If you use a self clinging plant such as variegated ivy it will do its own thing without any form of additional support. Alternatively make a chicken wire, trellis ‘box’ or frame around the posts and then allow the climber to scramble up, using plant ties if necessary too. Summer flowering clematis will look great or you could make a seasonal display for summer only using pretty climbers such as sweet peas. If you do use one of the more vigorous climbers then be prepared to do some intermittent pruning to ensure that it does not use your washing line as a plant support. A decrepit shed or moth-eaten garage: Garden buildings may be useful but all too often they are also a real eyesore. Sometimes a

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thorough scrub of the walls will do the trick, or why not make a feature out of the shed or garage and re-paint it – perhaps using a masonry paint or wood paint that tones in with existing garden structures, the colour of your window frames or perhaps simply a colour that tickles your fancy. Consider erecting a trellis on one or more of the vertical surfaces and grow a selection of favourite climbers up it to make an even more attractive feature. If the garden is inclined to be a little gloomy then it helps if you paint any surfaces such as garage or shed walls with a paler colour – it is amazing just how much light this will bounce back into your garden. Heating fuelled by gas from a huge cylinder or oil from a large green tank: I’m the owner of one of the mammoth green metal tanks and as much as I enjoy a well-heated house I detest the tank and because it has to be sited in an accessible position so it can be


re-filled with relative ease; you cannot lose it in the depths of the garden. I use hazel wattle hurdles to hide ours, which are perfect as they also match with the adjacent boundary fence. You could use standard fence panels in the same way and again planting them with climbers or scramblers will help. Whatever you do, make sure that you check on it from time to time and remove excessive climber growth so that the tank remains accessible. Is it the neighbouring garden that harbours the eye sore which makes you want to retreat back into your house? Something nasty next door is of course even harder to conceal but why not add a layer of trellis to the top of your existing fence and then use climbers once it is in position.

Hold the trellis in position using batons of wood attached to the existing fence posts or special post-joining metal sleeves that you can buy from your fencing supplier or garden centre. Trellis is available in a range of shapes and need not be straight edged so you can create a range of different looks to suit your gardening style. Another option is to erect a pergola or arch to obscure or break up an unsightly view or the eyesore in their garden and adding plants will help to add a bit more height and soften the outline. If you combine some of your favourite flowering climbers with some evergreen planting too, you should even achieve good effects during the seasons when the leaves have fallen from many plants.

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OPEN GARDENS FOR NGS Entry fees applicable... 53 LADYWOOD 9 Jun, 11am – 5pm 53 Ladywood, So50 4RW This lovely garden, only 45ft x 45ft, is full of ideas and creative ways of using every available space to grow over 2000 different plants. Clever use of numerous unusual foliage plants enhance the flower borders throughout the seasons. £3.50 02380 615389

6 ALFRED CLOSE 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 1pm – 5.30pm 6 Alfred Close, So40 8TD Hold your breath as you squeeze past the water-butts and be thrilled with a spectacle of colour and sparkle at all levels, from the mushroom fountain to the dovecote and pretty painted summerhouse. £2.50 07401 001201

ATHELING VILLAS 8 Jun, 9 Jun, 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. £3

TANGLEFOOT 13 Jun, 16 Jun, 11 Jul, 14 Jul, 2pm – 5.30pm, Tanglefoot, So21 2QB Tanglefoot’s ½-acre garden is a blend of influences, from Monet-inspired rose arch and small wildlife pond to Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. £3.50 01962 776243

LONGSTOCK PARK 16 Jun, 2pm – 5pm Longstock Park, Stockbridge, So20 6EH Famous water garden with extensive collection of aquatic and bog plants set in 7 acres of woodland with rhododendrons and azaleas. £5, Children £1. www.longstockpark.co.uk

MERDON MANOR 16 Jun, 2pm – 6pm Merdon Manor, Hursley, So21 2JJ A country garden surrounded by spectacular views all round, with a ha-ha to keep out the black sheep. £3.50 01962 775215/775281

LITTLE COURT 13 Jun and 16 Jun Little Court, Crawley, So21 2PU A tranquil country garden spectacular in spring, with carpets of bulbs, hellebores and snowdrops. Fun for children with tree house, swings and alpacas. £4 01962 776365

Donations welcome... TROUT COTTAGE 6 Jun, 9 Jun Trout Cottage, So20 6EX A small walled garden, planted 5 years ago. It has morning and evening seating areas, a tiny pond and plants flowering for almost 10 months of the year. 120 different plants.

LITTLE WYKE 6 Jun Little Wyke, So20 6HE A long mature town garden of curved mixed borders and fruit trees.

SHEPHERDS HOUSE 6 Jun, 9 Jun Shepherds House, So20 6HL This south-facing ¾ acre garden around a Georgian House is on ground rising to open fields.

BAY TREE HOUSE 13 Jun, 16 Jun 11 Jul, 14 Jul Bay Tree House, So21 2QD Contemporary garden created during the last 8 years. Features include a rill, pleached lime square, large prairie-style borders, potager and fruit trees with wild flowers.

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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.

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 the heritage and deep history that lies behind 36

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 first 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. 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. 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

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 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. 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. 3737


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What’s On... A SUMMER PRELUDE 22 June 6pm Heritage Visitor Centre Royal Victoria Country Park Victoria Road SO31 5GA

Musicians from The Gregg School will be providing an evening concert of music performed by the School Choir, Wind Band, Instrumental Ensembles and Soloists. Followed by wine, cheese and refreshments. Booking essential – tickets from the Park Shop and The Gregg School. Adults £8, concessions £5. Contact 02380 455157.

SOBERTON FETE 29 June 2pm Soberton Church Green SO32 3PF

A traditional Church Fete with full range of stalls including Country Fare, Plants, Aladdin's Cave, Books, Toys. Grand Draw, Auction of Promises, Pony Rides, Tug of

War competition and coconut shy - plus much more!  Refreshments available: Cream teas, BBQ, Ice cream, Pimms & Strawberries.  Entry £1. Under 12s Free.  Ample free parking.  Just off the A32 in the Meon Valley. Contact sobertonfete@gmail.com or 01489 877712.

DROXFORD COUNTRY FAIR 1 June 12.30pm-4pm Droxford Square SO32 3PA

Refreshments, musical entertaining, dog show, country crafts and other rural instructions, stream train, wool spinning, raffles, stalls and much more. £1 per person, under 16s free. Contact Richard McGilloway on 01489 878790 or mcgilrj@gmail.com

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Your Guide to Eating 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

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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

ConTEMPoRARY Banana Wharf Ocean Village, Southampton Tel: 023 8033 8866

Elias 79 Canal Walk, Southampton SO14 3BH Tel: 023 8022 2699

Cargo 20-22 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8082 9042

Fat Fig 5 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB Tel: 023 8021 2111

Ceno Bar & Restaurant 119 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1AQ Tel: 023 8055 4400

George’s Restaurant 1-2 St Michaels Street, Southampton SO14 2AB Tel: 023 8022 3749

Pitcher & Piano Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3JB Tel: 023 8033 4392

InDIAn

ocean Dragon 17A Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DX Tel: 023 8022 6636

Signature Restaurant at the Dolphin Hotel 34-35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN Tel: 023 8038 6460

orchard Chinese 9 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8022 6988

The Vestry 61 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GG Tel: 023 8023 1101

oriental Paradise 323 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HW Tel: 023 8078 8868

EnGLISH

Pearl Harbour 86 Above Bar, Southampton SO14 7DT Tel: 023 8063 9833

Charlie Chan’s 59 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DL Tel: 023 8023 3360

Pilgrim House Canute Road, Southampton SO14 3FJ Tel: 023 8033 8008

City Beijing 137a High Street, Southampton SO14 2BS Tel: 023 8023 7103

Tang's 127 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7FQ Tel: 023 8023 5700

Fuchi Rumbridge Street, Totton SO40 9DP Tel: 023 8066 3838

Tiger Lilly Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2NH Tel: 023 8058 4777

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

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

GREEK

Eastern nights 56 Thornhill Park Road, Southampton SO18 5TQ Tel: 023 8047 8269

Blue Island 198 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DW Tel: 023 8063 5045

Gandhi Indian Cuisine 52 Commercial Rd, Totton SO40 3AG Tel: 023 8066 7866


Out in Southampton Gandhi of Portswood 211 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2NF Tel: 023 8055 3121

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

Indian Melody 25 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF Tel: 023 8063 8998

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

Jehangir 347 Winchester Road, Southampton SO16 7DJ Tel: 023 8070 5924

ITALIAn

Jewel of India Townhill Way, West End SO18 3NU Tel: 023 8046 2400

Bellini's 20-22 Queens Terrace, Southampton SO14 3BQ Tel: 023 8033 3711 Buon Gusto 1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF Tel: 023 8001 7249

Kali Mirchi 98 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO16 4FB Tel: 023 8052 8200

Ennios Town Quay Road, Southampton SO14 2AR Tel: 023 8022 1159

Kuti’s Brasserie 39 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8022 1581

La Margherita 1 Town Quay, Southampton SO14 Tel: 023 8033 3390

Little India 37 Rumbridge St, Totton SO40 9DQ Tel: 023 8088 6688

Milan Restaurant Salisbury House, Salisbury Street, Southampton SO15 2AZ Tel: 023 8033 0815

Manzil Tandoori 54 Onslow Road, Southampton SO14 0JN Tel: 023 8022 7423 Mirchi 4 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB Tel: 023 8033 8800 Poppadum Express 48-49 Oxford Street, Southampton, SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8063 2444 The Rasraj India 1 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ Tel: 023 8023 3433

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

La Regata Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AR Tel: 023 8001 2031

STEAKHoUSES

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

Rancho Steak House 43-45 High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS Tel: 023 8033 9777

MEDITERRAnEAn

T Bone & Spaghetti House 4 Northam Rd, Southampton SO14 0PA Tel: 023 8022 4362

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

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

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

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

SPAnISH

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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QUICK CROSSWORD Across: 1 Chairs, 4 Popped, 9 Shorten, 10 Darts, 11 Night, 12 Earlier, 13 Wonderfully, 18 Develop, 20 Haste, 22 Proud, 23 Expires, 24 Sister, 25 Symbol.

Seats (6) Burst (6) Reduce in length (7) Moves rapidly (5) After sunset (5) Before (7) Marvellously (11) Cultivate (7) Hurry (5) Arrogant (5) Terminates (7) Sibling (6) A sign (6)

Down: 1 Casino, 2 Among, 3 Rotated, 5 Older, 6 Partial, 7 Desert, 8 Interrupted, 14 Obvious, 15 Unhappy, 16 Adapts, 17 Vessel, 19 Ledge, 21 Scrub.

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