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Dear Residents The first edition of Discover Totton published in June was very well received both by advertisers and locals who kindly emailed me with information about their local club (see p42) and items for What’s On (see pgs 6 & 10) plus I have now have a local writer, Ben Harris whose first article is about the lesser known facts about Southampton which I hope you find interesting (see p22). More from Ben in future issues! It can take time for residents who receive a free magazine to pick up on the value of a publication so I’ve repeated some of the local information and I’ve amended the bus time table thanks to a local gentleman who wrote in!

shame not to include them when most events are no more than a short drive away. I’m running a feature this month on the National Garden Scheme (see p36) which highlights gardens open nearest to Totton in August and September.  Like going to a new build show home other people’s gardens draw visitors out of curiosity as much as for inspiration (and for a scrummy cream tea at a few!) 

I research the What’s On for all the magazines I publish which covers Totton, Romsey, Southampton, Chandlers Ford and as far as Meon Valley so I hope you don’t mind me adding items that are outside of Totton but it’s a


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I hope the sun shines so we are all encouraged to get out and ‘discover” so many local delights.

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8-9 Discover Locally 10 More What’s On 12 Crop Circle Season 14

Discover Help : Do you pay Nursing Home Fees?


Discover Humour : Working from Home


Discover Heritage : A Breath of Fresh Air

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Discover Local Story : Southampton Secrets Discover Books : Good Sports Stories

30 Discover Puzzles 35 Discover Pets : When Should A Pet Be Neutered? 36 Discover Gardening : National Garden Scheme 38 Discover Gardens Open for Charity 40 Discover Local Groups 42 Discover Clubs & Societies 44 Discover Food : Seasonal Recipe Home Made Burgers 45 Discover Local Numbers 46 Advertisers Index

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Sir Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts Academy now coming to Southampton... The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney, offers a unique high quality curriculum for four to nineteen year olds. LIPA 4:19 is the only children’s Performing Arts Academy that is linked to a performing arts institute, and in September, LIPA 4:19 will be opening here in the south. The new Principal, Christine Talbot, is very excited about the opportunity to open a LIPA 4:19. “Every child is naturally creative, having skills in exploration, discovery, imagination and self expression. Here at LIPA 4:19 New Forest/Southampton we aim to offer children and young people the very best opportunities to learn to sing, act, dance and perform in a fun, enjoyable and safe environment”. Based at Applemore College, Dibden Purlieu, LIPA 4:19 NFS will be offering classes in the Creative Arts Block which includes Drama and Music


studios plus a brand new Dance Studio which has just received a grant from npower. Headmaster, Roland Marsh says “We are very excited to have LIPA on site as part of our community programme. We at Applemore love our performing arts and this is a great opportunity for children and young people to enjoy and develop their creative skills” There will be 1½ hours classes for 4-6 year olds and 3 hour classes for 7-19 year olds, one hour in each discipline every Saturday morning in term time, plus holiday programmes. All teachers are experienced in performing arts, trained in the LIPA curriculum and CRB checked. LIPA 4:19 is open to all abilities with a non-competitive ethos. There is an opportunity to take fully accredited exams and perform in a full scale end of year show. Free TASTer SeSSIon: Saturday 15 September Booking is essential as numbers are limited. LAunCh: Saturday 29 September. So contact us to find out more and book your place: Email: or call 023 8084 8189.

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hanGar FarM arts Centre Box office 023 8066 7683 hangerfarm-reservations deParture lounGe BY MusiC theatre south 2-4 august Delayed at Malaga Airport after a week in the sun to celebrate their graduation from school, four less-thaninnocent 18 year olds caught between adolescence and adulthood reminisce about their time together. It soon becomes clear that their individual memories of the holiday are at odds, particularly when it comes to romance and the girl on all their minds.... Is she as innocent as we’re lead to think and will the boys’ friendships hold firm as they all face a coming of age? The production has received rave reviews and played to sold-out houses at the Edinburgh Festival, The Summer Play Festival in New York and had a 6 week run at the Royal George Cabaret Theatre, Chicago by the Balliwick Chicago company. In late 2010, it received its first fully staged London production, and was nominated for a What’s On Stage award. Tickets £12/£10


totton & distriCt Gardeners’ soCietY three score Club, library road 15 sept, 1.30pm Annual Autumn Show 8 Aug, 7.30pm Quiz 12 Sept, 7.30pm Sights & Sounds of Nature (Part2) by Speaker John Combes All new members welcome.

Meet the Creatures With their teaChers 3 august, 10am-5pm langdown activity Farm Get hands-on and up close to a variety of exotic animals throughout the day. See owls in flight, laugh along with the kookaburra, watch the rats racing, or the ferrets in their obstacle course.

FerGie’s vintaGe harvest haPPeninG 11 & 12 aug, 10am-4pm Fourjays Farm, shelley lane, ower, nr romsey, hampshire so51 6as Run by the Friends of Ferguson Heritage in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. See how harvesting was done in the past. All exhibits are privately owned and include tractors, binders and combine harvesters. Tractor and trailer rides, refreshments, displays and

trade stalls. Harvesting dependent on appropriate weather conditions. £5.00 per person. Under 10’s free

stoneY Cross airField Walk the story continues 11 aug, 10am-2pm Cadman’s Pool car park (Grid ref: su229122) hampshire A stroll across the western side of an old airfield including an US Army glider factory and bomb dump. This walk will cover a distance of four miles. (B). £10 per Adult and £5 child (min 12 years). To book telephone 023 8028 6840

roMseY Food Festival 5 august, 10am-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.

Royal Naval Volunteer Band, HMS Collingwood in the main ring. Other attractions include farm livestock, horses, donkeys and a countryside area with rural activities including falconry, ferrets and working dogs. Tickets 01794 517521

Blasts FroM the Past 22 sep and 23 sep Broadlands, romsey 11am-5pm Annual historical spectacular of exciting battles, military and equestrian displays, archery, hand to hand combat, living history encampments to explore, entertainments and family have a go activities all the way from the ancient Greeks to the Space Race, and set within magnificent parkland at the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

roMseY FaMilY Fun daY 29 July, 11am romsey town Football Club so51 8GJ Romsey Family Fun Day is in aid of 3 local charities; Naomi House Children's Hospice, Wessex Cancer Trust and The Fire Fighters Charity. Market stalls Bouncy castle, Children’s rides, Penalty shootout, BBQ & bar, fire engines, Charity Fun Dog Show. Tel: 01962 843513

a CoMMoninG Year Walk 15 sep, 10am-4pm hatchet Pond car park (Grid ref: su369017) so42 7WB

the roMseY shoW 8 sept, Broadlands, romsey 8am-6pm

Sue Randall looks at what the Commoner's animals eat throughout the year and explains how they are managed. 9 miles at a moderate pace. £5pp (min 12 years). (B) 023 8028 6840

Jason Smythe; Flying Foxes Side Saddle Display and The

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Calmore Community Centre Calmore drive, totton, so40 2Zu tel: 023 8086 8455 email:

Community Centre Office Hours Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-12noon, Wed 1pm-3pm, Fri 9am-11am Membership adult (18+) £5pa, senior (M65+, F60+) £2.50pa, Junior (16-17) - £2.50pa Regular events... Lounge Bar, every night from 7.30pm, plus Sunday lunchtimes. Every 3rd Friday in the month - Quiz Night (teams of 4). Hall for Hire. Coming up... saturday 28th July - Music 80s night with Paul saturday 4th august - auction sunday 26th august - Quiz night saturday 15th september - Fun day

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library road, totton, so40 3rs. tel: 0845 6035631 opening hours Monday 9am - 5pm Tuesday 9am - 5pm Wednesday Closed

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9am - 7pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 4pm Closed

anyone for tennis? Did you know that Totton and Eling has the largest outdoor floodlit tennis centre in Hampshire? It’s at Hanger Farm Park, called The Totton and Eling Tennis Centre. Be a member, take lessons or simply pay and play.  Tel: (023) 8066 7532 or visit PlaY For Free ! The Council provides free tennis courts at Testwood and Eling Recreation Grounds. To book call during office hours by calling (023) 8086 3138.

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Mondays to Fridays only

Call & Go! Call & Go is a bookable bus service which can take you where you need to go in the New Forest. If you meet on the following criteria you can use Call & Go: • Live more than 400 metres from an available bus stop • Do not have access to a car when required and there is no bus service running when you need to travel • Are disabled or have a mobility or sensory impairment which makes using buses difficult • You are accompanying someone who meets the above criteria If you’d like to arrange a journey, or want to know more call 0845 602 4326 9am- 12pm Monday to Friday. 8

service 1 Totton RC Church Testbourne Ave Crabbs Way Old Calmore PO Calmore Sarum House Testwood PO Totton RC Church service 2 Totton RC Church Eling Mill Hounsdown Garage Bartley Av Rushington R/A Totton RC Church

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Bluestar 12 From totton (opp. RC church) to southampton 0652, 0722, 0742, 0802, 0822, 0852, 0922, then 52 and 22 past the hour until 1652, 1722, 1752, 1822, 1852, 1922, 2022, 2122, 2222, 2322.

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MiniBus For hire totton & eling Council has a minibus for hire. £50 per day plus fuel or £0.85 per mile plus £100 deposit.   A minimum hire charge of £10 applies. For more details and availabilty call 023 8086 3138.

West Totton Community & Indoor Sports Centre hazel Farm road, totton tel: 023 8086 1712 open 7 days a week 9am - 10.30pm tuesdaY

Beginners Badminton 10am-12noon Pay & Play Table Tennis 7pm-10pm


Keep Fit 10am Beginners Line Dance 11.15am & 7.30pm


Pay & Play Table Tennis 7pm-10pm Tawkwondo 5-7pm (under 16s only)

A Town Council facility offering 3 badminton courts, 4 squash courts and indoor bowling, as well as excellent sports facilities. There are also many non-sporting and school holiday activities. Function rooms are available to hire. No membership or surcharges.

suPerMarket oPeninG hours Morrisons, Spruce Drive Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm Asda, Maynards Road Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm Tesco Express, 1 Watson Wall Every day 6am-11pm

Totton Health & Leisure Water lane, totton, so40 3GX. tel: 0845 659 0845 opening hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6.30am - 11.00pm 6.30am - 10.30pm 6.30am - 11.00pm 6.30am - 11.00pm 6.30am - 10.30pm 7.30am - 7.00pm 9.00am - 10.00pm

A New Forest District Council facility offering 2 swimming pools, a 25m main pool and a 7m x 7m learner pool. A well equipped and technologically advanced fitness suite, sauna and steam room, personal trainers, group exercise courses and much more.

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oWn a PonY daY! 7 -14 aug, 10am-3pm. out of town Centre, Beaulieu so42 7YG For 8 - 11 year olds. Calling all pony lovers! Here's your chance to live your dream - help pamper a pony, learn to tack up and enjoy a ride on our friendly mare Snowflake in a day of horse filled fun. Booking Essential (B) Tel 01590 612401 or email £20 p/child

MaP readinG Course 14 aug & 28 aug, 6.30pm-9pm Wilverley inclosure CP, Burley road

venues and locations in Hampshire used for the 1908 and 1948 London Games and the Olympic torch route through Hampshire in 1948. Free exhibition, no need to book. A bit further afield...

south hants hearinG CoFFee MorninG 11 aug, 10am-12.30pm Portland house, 29 high street, Botley, so30 2ea South Hants Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are holding a coffee morning Plants, books and lots more on offer. Tel: 01489 783118.

WiCkhaM Festival 2-5 august

Learn map reading in a convenient 2 1/2 hour August evening. Tel 07873575997. From £6.50pp Children aged 8+ welcome. For details call Nigel 07873575997

Big music festival featuring well-known and smaller artists. Well known ones include KT Tunstall, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Jools Holland and The Proclaimers. Ticketed event.

the olYMPiCs in haMPshire - eXhiBition 2 July to 29 august, MonFri 9am to 5pm; open to 7pm on thursdays; saturdays 9am to 4pm hampshire record office, sussex street, so23 8th

the edWardian WaterWorks oPen daY 5 aug, 11am to 4pm twyford Waterworks, hazeley road, twyford, so21 1Qa

Exhibition highlighting Olympians and Paralympians with Hampshire connections,


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.

PetersField suMMer Festival 2012 25-27 august Petersfield town Centre As always, the whole weekend’s entertainment will be completely FREE to the public, so why go away this bank holiday? Be a part of something special in Petersfield! Sat: Music in Petersfield Square 7-10pm Sun: Markets from 10am to 4pm and music from 1pm to 10pm Mon: same but ends at 6pm

eastleiGh Fun daY FridaYs every Friday in august, 10am to 4pm leigh road Precinct Children's rides, free craft activities, a mobile farm with donkey, goats, pony, youth theatre performances, face painting For stallholders:

BroadlaW CoMMunitY sPaCe suMMer Fair 18 aug, 11am-4pm Green space, Bishopsfield road, Fareham This year’s FREE circus themed Summer Fair is set to be more exciting than

ever with the RAF Spitfire and Hurricane Fighter Planes doing a flyover. Circus workshops, exciting arena acts, stalls, games, craft stalls, raffles. Stallholders call 01329 238 428

it’s a naval knoCkout! 5 august, 11am-4.30pm Portsmouth historic dockyard Forget about the Games this summer and come on down to Victory Arena for It’s a Naval Knockout! All you need is five willing participants - whether you’re a five a side footy team or the greatest pub quiz team ever, there’ll be an event you can excel at! Tel 02392 727582 or email: molly.

WalloP vintaGe GatherinG and Car Boot sale 26 august, 10am-4pm Wallop sports Field, salisbury lane Over Wallop sports field, Salisbury Lane. Free entry, £5 per car boot pitch. For more information call 01264 781571 or 07771 639879.

Manor FarM CountrY Park 01489 787055 (B) Brilliant Bird BoXes 2 august, 11am For ages 5+. £4 pp (including materials).

the last straW! 5 august, 10am-5pm A day of straw crafts including corn dollies and Skep making. Normal Farm admission charges apply.

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Do you pay Nursing Home Fees? “There is nothing distressing more after losing a parent than finding out that their savings did not need to be spent on their care home fees. The system has let many people down very badly indeed.” This is the view of Jonathan Anderson, an experienced Will and Trust Specialist and founder of

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.”

Jonathan is currently progressing dozens of compensation assessments in the south of England where the lack of standardised criteria used in assessing who pays Nursing Home fees has potentially left families tens of thousands of pounds worse off.

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.

“Unfortunately differences in assessment between different UK Health Authorities has created a postcode lottery in whether the Primary Care Trust (PCT) or individuals have had to pay for care” Jonathan explained. “The Government has

“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.” Editorial supplied by


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Southampton Secrets Southampton has a rich and intriguing history, with many well-known claims to fame. Among these is the famed story of the ill-fated Titanic, which of course sunk on its maiden voyage a hundred years ago after leaving this City. Indeed, the city was once the gateway to england; 80% of all visitors arriving in this country travelled through Southampton. The Spitfire was designed and built here; without this amazing flying machines’ presence during the Battle of Britain in World War II, I would more than likely be writing this article in German! Our fine city has been sung about by the Beatles, written about by Shakes-peare and has been on a wonderfully rich and varied historical journey through time. We have even spawned the odd celebrity here and there, although admittedly they are not all A-listers! These include the comedy legend Benny Hill, whose hit song Ernie (the fastest Milkman in the west) was based on his own milk round in nearby Eastleigh. Naturalist TV presenter Chris Packham, R&B singer Craig David, X-factor winner - Matt Cardle, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, gardening expert Charlie Dimmock and the artist John Everett Millais all have roots within Southampton. However, we thought you might enjoy hearing a few of the lesser known but nonetheless fascinating (and in some cases rather pointless!) nuggets of trivia about Southampton. Starting with some rather interesting history from way back in 1415, when as a result of the so called Southampton Plot, three men were executed right in front of the town's Bargate for conspiring to murder King Henry V. The trial took place in what is now the Red Lion pub, and two of the men were subsequently beheaded the third suffered the gruesome torture of being hung, drawn and quartered. Just keep it mind next time you are walking through the Bargate! A few days later King Henry sailed to France to defeat the French in the battle of Agincourt. Sport, too, has some interesting points of note, in particular football. Of course, Southampton boasts

a fine team, whose history is reasonably well known, however, not so well known is that a Southampton based gentleman by the name of Charles William Miller travelled to Brazil and just so happened to take with him two soccer balls and a set of Hampshire FA rules in his suitcase, thus introducing the sport to the Brazilians. The rest is history! In addition to this, and perhaps equally as interesting, historians at nearby Beaulieu claim to have record of the oldest football match ever contested. It would appear that Southampton has had quite an effect on the beautiful game. Aside from the incredible maritime history of Southampton, we can also boast one of the most expensive water crossings in the world, the Isle of Wight Ferry. The Hover craft was designed and built in nearby Hythe by Sir Christopher Cockerell. There is also a ferry service between Hythe and Southampton that departs from the 4th longest pier in the world and the oldest working pier train. Southampton is not only next to the water, it is also above it, a hot water aquifer in fact, which feeds the only Geo Thermal power station in the UK, and supplies power to West Quay among other buildings. This contributes to it being one of the lowest carbon emitting cities in the country, despite holding the British national record June temperature, 35.6°C (96.1°F) since 1976. It's a little hard to believe with the June we have had this year! The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London was modelled on Southampton’s Cenotaph, so there will always be a small piece of Southampton in the capital city! Not only are we linked with London, but Southampton is also twinned with Le Havre in France, Rems-Murr-Kreis in Germany Kalisz and Trieste in Poland, Hampton in USA Quingdao in Chinan and finally Busan, South Korea. Hopefully there are one or two things here you never knew about our city, but if not then we have one left up our sleeve… and this one is perhaps the least useful fact of all - In 1955, Southampton was the first town to sample… Fish Fingers! by Ben Harris


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club of the month AGE CONCERN NEW FOREST have been running two Lunch Clubs in Totton for over 30 years, providing a friendly atmosphere for older people to meet and enjoy a hot two course lunch. The West Totton Club meets at Hazel Farm Road on a Monday and Central Totton Club meets at Totton and Eling Community Centre on a Tuesday. Transport can be provided and places must be booked in advance. If you would like to know more about the clubs or would like to attend, please contact 02380 841199.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY The Volunteer Co-ordinator of the West Totton Club is retiring at the end of the year, and we are looking for someone who would be keen to take over from her. A worthwhile Volunteering opportunity working as part of a friendly and happy team. If you would like more information or would like to go along and see how the club runs, please contact Jean Adams on 02380 841199.

Complete Cash Management Ltd Call Carolyn Hobbs - 07753 422596 All businesses have one thing in common; getting paid on time for sales. Simple you would think, but it can often provide the most challenges. With over 15 years experience in the debt recovery business, across a variety of industries, Complete Cash Management Limited could be your solution to this potential hazard. Just because your debtor might pay a bit slower, doesn’t mean you don’t want them as a customer, obtaining payment and maintaining your working relationship is our objective. Take a six month overdue debt of £1,000. Using legislation available, you can add late payment interest and/or costs to the amount owed. If you wish to use this it can substantially reduce or even cover your debt recovery costs. Late payment compensation would be £70 and interest would be £42, debt recovery fee would be £111. No recovery, no fee or hidden costs. From a single debt to an entire ledger, the service is bespoke. Complete Cash Management Limited helps improve cash-flow in more ways than debt recovery, though. Please call for chat.

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Got Wheels? BARTLEY PARK off Ashurst Bridge Road, Totton is home to one of the South of England's largest skateboard parks. The facilities include; a range of quarter pipes, a driveway / pyramid / rail, a 4ft launch box with grind block, various launch ramps, a 6ft mini, a 10ft vert, a girder rail and a new 15ft coping rail. The use of both the skate park and the BMX track is free. The park is oodlit.


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When should I get my pet neutered?

The question of when to neuter is also commonly discussed at the veterinary surgery and the answer is normally at a young age. In cats we like to carry out the procedure around 6 months of age to stop unwanted litters. In dogs there can be some variation in MAny of us currently own pets and a opinion, although in lot of our pets have been neutered. The general we would question of why we do this is often asked recommend that the by owners of pets and can be explained standard age is by the following; around six months, this For females there is no chance of may vary with unwanted pregnancies, as well as no breed and individual patient needs and would need discussing seasons, which can cause mess and with the vet prior to unwanted male dog attention! The booking the procedure. From now until the end oF AuGuST female is also less likely to suffer with mammary cancer and infections of the uterus if neutered early in life. In males there are also many benefits to neutering. For example, by removing the testosterone influence on behaviour, we are reducing problems such as aggression and wandering. Neutering will also stop any chance of testicular cancer as well as reduce the problems of prostrate disease and other related cancers.

Some animals can put on a bit of weight after neutering but this is easily controlled with a suitable diet – it is just a matter of adjusting your animals’ calorific intake accordingly.

we are offering uP To 20% oFF neutering

unicorn Vets would be happy to make you an appointment for your pet in order to discuss any questions you may have about neutering or the procedures involved. There’s never been a better time to do it.

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WilloWs Pilley hill, Boldre, nr lymington, hampshire, so41 5QF. opening dates and times Sats, Suns 21, 22 July 18, 19 Aug, Sun 26, Mon 27 Aug (2-5pm) Groups of 20+ also welcome by appt in July & August admission charge £3.50, children free refreshments Luxury cream teas Contact Telephone: 01590 677415 about the garden Dazzling borders of dahlias, crocosmias, bananas and zinnias in jewel-like colours greet you as you enter a garden of contrasts. Towering ‘Jumbo’ bamboo, giant Gunnera manicata and exotic cannas share the damp around the pond. The upper dry garden sparkles with annuals grown from seed, incl amaranthus, lavatera, salvias, cosmos and coleus edging. Photographic displays of garden development.

hinton aMPner alresford, hampshire, so24 0la opening dates and times 15 Sept (10-6pm) admission charge Garden only £7, children £3.50 refreshments Tea Room Contact Telephone: 01962 771305 about the garden 12 acres. C20 garden created by Ralph Dutton. Manicured lawns and topiary combine with unusual shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants. Vibrant dahlias alternate in spring with tulips. Rose border incorporates over 45 old and new rose varieties. Dramatic foliage planting in the Dell; orchard with spring bulbs; magnolia and philadelphus walks; restored walled garden. Beyond the 12 acre formal garden views stretch out across the park to the delightful rolling Hampshire countryside. 38

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the hYde old alresford, hampshire s024 9dh opening dates and times Sun 19, Tue 21 August Sun 9, Tue 11 September (1.30-5pm) Visitors also welcome by appt in August and September admission charge £3.50, children free refreshments Home-made teas Contact Telephone: 01962 732043 about the garden Tucked behind an old field hedge, a delightful ¾-acre garden created by the owner to attract wildlife and reflect her flower arranging passion for colour and texture. Flowing borders contain an abundant mixture of perennials, half-hardies, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Wonderful ideas for late summer colour. National collection of Patrinia

GilBerts nurserY dandysford lane, sherfield english, nr romsey, hampshire, so51 6dt opening dates and times Sats 18, 25 Aug (11-4.30pm) Sun 26 Aug (11-4.30pm) admission charge £2.50, children free refreshments Light refreshments and home-made teas about the garden This may not be a garden but do come and be amazed by the sight of over 300 varieties of dahlias in our dedicated 1½acre 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.

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Totton & Eling Community Centre Civic Centre Buildings, library road, totton tel: 023 8086 3769 e: Mon




B.L.E.S.M.A, Monthly, 10am-12.30pm Totton & Waterside Club for the Blind, Monthly, 2-4pm Sing & sign, Term Time, 9.30-11.30am Historical Society, Monthly, 2-4pm RAWVIG, Bi Monthly, 7-10.30pm Moviola Monthly contact centre for details Weight Watchers, Weekly, 9-11am Jo Jingles, Weekly, 9.30-11.30pm Age Concern Lunch Club, Weekly, 11.30am Wine Circle, Monthly, 7.30-11pm Seated Excercise Class, weekly, 2-4pm Bosom Pals, weekly, 1-3pm Oddfellows, Monthly, 7-10pm Tai Chi, Weekly, 7-8pm Pregnancy Yoga, Weekly, 7-8pm Jo Hyne Dance School, Weekly, 4-6pm Parent and Toddler, Weekly, 10-11.30am Lace Making, Term Time, 10am-12noon Stroke Association, Weekly, 1.30-4.00pm Amanda's Action Club, Weekly, 9.45am-11am Art Society, Monthly, 7.30-10.30pm Ann's Yoga, Weekly, 12-1pm Miss Vicky's Dance Classes, Weekly, 4-5.30pm Jo Hyne Dance School, Weekly, 6.45-7.45pm Oddfellows, Monthly, 7-10pm Pilates, Weekly, 10.30-11.30am Zumba, Weekly, 9.30-10.30am Testwood Quilters, Weekly, 2-4pm Youlton Dance School, Weekly, 6.30pm Miss Vicky's Dance Classes, Weekly, 7.30-9pm


Talking Tots, Weekly, Term Time, 10-12 noon C.S.R.F. Fellowship, Bi monthly, 10am Totton Widows, Bi monthly, 2-4pm


Jo Hyne Dance School, Weekly, 10-11.30am Frans Dance Classes, Weekly, call or details Health & Holistic Fayre, 2nd Sat of Month, 11am-3pm Events Day, contact us for details


Westside Church, Weekly, 9.30-12.30pm Christadelphians, Weekly, 3-6pm Shinobu Kai Martial Arts, Weekly, 5pm-8pm

are you retired from the nhs? southampton health service retirement Fellowship Meet 3rd Thurs at St James Hall, St James Rd SO15 at 9:30pm Partners welcome. Monthly talks, trips and annual holiday arranged. Tel: 01794 884389 Bowls : totton & eling Bowls Centre Crabbs Way Totton. Open to All: 10.30am-6.30pm (Apr-Sept), 10.30am-4.30pm (March & Oct) and 11am-3pm (Nov-Feb). Tel: 02380 864845 W.i. Woodlands (n.F.) 1st Wed in month, 2.15pm Community Hall, Woodlands Road.


Calmore village hall To hire: 023 8086 3138 Monday Bumble Bees Pre-School - 9.00am - 2.45pm Active Tots - 9.30am - 11.30am Stay & Play - 10.00am - 11.30am Baby Bonding - 1.00pm - 2.30pm Card Making - (1st & 3rd Monin month) 1.30 - 4.30pm Puppeteering - (2nd & 4th Mon in month) 6pm - 9pm Zumba - 6.30pm - 7.30pm tuesday

Bumble Bees Pre-School - 9.00am - 2.45pm Calmore Women Group - 10.00am - 11.30am Aerobics - 9.30am - 10.30am Jo Jingles - 1.00pm - 3.00pm Rainbows - 5.30pm - 6.30pm Brownies - 6.00pm - 7.30pm Patchwork - 7.00pm - 9.00pm Aerobics - 7.00pm - 8.00pm CCA Indoor Bowls - 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Wednesday Bumble Bees Pre-School - 9.00am - 2.45pm Rachels Dance School - 4.00pm - 6.00pm St Johns Ambulance - 5.00pm - 10.00pm Weight Watchers - 6.30pm - 8.00pm thursday

Bumble Bees Pre-School - 9.00am - 2.45pm Front-line - 9.00am - 12.30pm Aerobics - 9.30am - 10.30pm Movers & Explorers - 9.30am - 11.00pm Slimming World 3.30pm - 9.30pm Judo - 5.30pm - 9.30pm Aerobics 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Bumble Bees Pre-School - 9.00am - 2.45pm Youlton Dance School - 6.30pm - 9.30pm Quiz Night (3rd Friday in Month) - 7.30pm - 9.30pm


Watering Hole - Church - 10.00am - 1.00pm FunKydz Club (2nd & 4th Sat in Month 10.15-12.15pm GKR Karate - 10.30 - 12.30pm C.M. Scrap Club (2nd Saturday in Month) - 10am -5pm Dads Matter (various) - 10.00pm - 12.00pm

houndsdown hall To hire: 023 8086 3138 Thursday Tea Club: Thurs 10-12noon. Chat, tea and bingo. Bingo: Thurs 7.30pm Little Treasures: Preschool Mon-Wed & Fri 9.15-12.15, Thurs 12.30-3.30pm West totton Centre To hire: 023 8086 3138 Badminton: Coaching Tues 10am-12 Badminton Pay & Play: Fri 7-10pm Keepfit: Thurs 10-11am Line Dancing: 11.15-12.30pm & 7.30-8.30pm Table Tennis Pay & Play: Tues 7-10pm totton Conservative Club ltd Tel: 023 8086 3682. South Parade/Salisbury Rd, Totton. SO40 3PY testwood Working Mens Club Tel: 023 8086 3249. 110 Salisbury Rd, Totton. SO40 3LQ the tower Bar St Winifred’s Church, Salisbury Road, Totton 7-10pm. A non alcoholic bar for young people. Sat (term time only) Tel: 023 8086 5103 the Garage Youth Centre Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-8.30pm and Sat 12-4.30pm Eling Recreation Ground. Ages 9-16. Tel: 023 8036 4656 totton Youth Centre Tel: 023 8087 0890. Testwood Lane, Totton, SO40 3BY. eling sailing Club Tel: 023 8086 3987. New Members Welcome

To advertise please or call 023 8026 6388


DISCOVER CluBs & soCieties

hobbies a rt

Southampton Art Society Decorative & Fine Arts

023 8077 3271 023 8055 4673

a rt s

Friends of Soton Museums & Galleries

023 8055 6981

a s t ro lo G Y

Soton Astrological Assn

023 8077 5039

a s t ro n o M Y

Solent Amateur Astronomers

023 8058 2204


Soton City Centre Bellringers Hants Genealogical Society Soton Museums Archaeological Soc. Soton Ancient Egypt Society

0238029 2966 023 8058 5161 023 8077 3112 01794 516352

C i rC u s s k i l l s

Soton Juggling Club

Co i n Co l l e Ct i n G

01794 502340

Southampton & District Numismatic Society

C ra F t s

Southampton Quilters Shirley Knitwits


Soton Circle Dance Group Hampshire Garland Dancers King John’s Morris Men

d ra M a

Oaklands Yth Music Theatre Curdridge Amateur Drama Group Waterside Musical Society Maskers Theatre Co Freemantle & Shirley Amateur Theatrical Society

FilM CluBs

The Phoenix Film Club

F lo ra & F a u n a

The Royal Soton Horticultural Soc.


Southampton Scrabble Club Chess League

h i s to rY

Southampton Geology Group Soton Local History Forum Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery Hants Genealogical Society Soton Museums Archaeological Soc. Soton Ancient Egypt Society Friends of Old Southampton Society  


Soton Model Railway Society Model Sailing Club Model Power Boat Club Sth Hants Military Modelling Hants Model Flying Assn

M u s i Ca l G ro u P s

City of Soton Albion Band Soton Concert Orchestra Jubilee Brass


023 8055 6648 01489 584593 023 807 70377 023 8029 2178 023 8036 0892 023 8086 8555 023 8073 9797 01489 892900 023 8058 4413 023 8076 6877 023 8068 5643

M u s i Ca l G ro u P s continued

Soton Youth Wind Band Hants Caledonian Pipe Band Northwood String Orchestra Lymington Town Band Marchwood Orchestra Solent Accordions Soton Jazz Guitar Society Soton Recorded Music Society White Horse Accordian Club Southampton Concert Orchestra

n at u r e & Co n s e rvat i o n

Soton & District Bird Group Canal Society (Soton) Paddle Steamer Preserv’n Soc Wednesday Conserv’n Volunteers Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society

P h oto G ra P h Y

Southampton Camera Club Southampton Video Club Ordnance Survey Photo Society The Practical Camera Club Soton Video Camera Club

01489 784823 023 9238 4360 023 8061 5903


023 8042 0042 023 8083 2205 023 8034 9414 023 8058 5161 023 8077 3112 01794 516352 023 8026 2265 023 8041 0563 023 8061 0608 023 8073 1810 01329 236365 07702 742647 023 8026 8739 07711 2023061

Cameo in Southampton In-sync National Federation of Friends Rotoract Club Soton Central Morning Town Women’s Guild Soton Friends

s ta M P Co l l e Ct i n G

Southampton Philatelic Society

s u P P o rt G ro u P s

Keeping Pace with Pain

u n i F o r M G ro u P s

9th Soton Scout Group 13th Soton Cub Scouts 1st Aldermoor Soton Scouts 2nd Soton Cub Scouts 14th Highfield Scouts Southampton Sea Cadets Girlguiding


Southampton Writers Circle South Hants Calligraphers West End Writers

Yo u t h C l u B s

Highfield Youth Group

01794 511 843 023 8086 0384 023 8084 9533 023 8040 3852 01489 787300 023 8079 0277 023 8033 0412 023 8073 7648 023 8079 0277

Women Singing 4 Fun Treble Rebels - junior choir Southampton Operatic Society Soton Operatic Society Conchord Singers Soton Philharmonic Choir New Music Makers The No Commitment Choir Love Soul Choir Simply Singers Romsey Male Voice Choir

soCial ne tWo r k i nG

023 8032 3111 023 8089 9480 023 8077 5019 023 8084 6702 023 8057 9061 023 8078 9241 01425 629493 023 8047 7790 023 8020 5251 07976 393 123

023 8055 8704 023 8076 9317 023 8066 1984 023 8073 9797 023 8049 6211 023 8061 6532 023 8058 3852 023 8022 2129 07826 559602 07847 426230 02380 663263 02380 556648 07939 226071 07817375005 023 8077 8927 0779 3892075 023 8043 3820 023 8046 5019 023 80495129 07900 852115 023 8078 7164 023 8078 2802 023 8048 6271 023 8022 9050 023 8087 1878 023 8077 3015 023 8055 5599 023 8046 3334 023 8055 8234

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sports a M e r i Ca n F o ot B a l l

Southern Sundevils

at h l e t i C s

Southampton Athletic Club

B a d M i n to n

Solent Eagles BC Oaklands Badminton club Wyvern Dragons BC Basketball Baller Basketball Blazers Basketball Baton Twirling Phoenix Twilite Twirlers

8058 5696 80693648 8090 4334

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

Ca n o e i n G

8022 3477 8063 0261 8055 9071 023 8086 8846 8077 4733 8064 3406 8077 9922 or 07769691809

Ca P o e i ra

Capoeira MarAzul or 07731 833819

M a rt i a l a rt s

Academy of Martial Arts Samurai Judo Club Southampton Ki Aikido

8051 2002 8044 6307 02380 578657


Soton Orienteering Club

023 9226 4001

P e ta n Q u e

Soton City Petanque Club

8073 9759


Trojan Club Eastleigh Rugby Football Club Southampton Rugby Club


Lordshill Rd Runners Hash Harriers Winchester Southampton Running Sisters

8061 3068 8064 1312 8073 7777 8077 1066 8061 3601 or 02380 881306


Royal Soton Yacht Club St Denys Sailing & Rowing Club Warsah Sailing Club Marchwood Yacht Club

8022 3352 8032 4832 01489 583575 8055 6141


Hants & IoW Squash Assn

8086 7721



Trojans Cricket Club Soton Evening Cricket League

CYC l i n G

Sotonia Cycling Club Cycle Speedway Club

8067 2770 8026 1530 8055 7158

Oaklands Swimming Pool Red Lodge Swimming Pool Shirley’s Swimming Pool


F o ot B a l l

Saturday Football League Soton Youth Football League


Chilworth Golf Club Soton Municipal Golf Club Stoneham Golf Club Romsey Golf Club Southampton Pitch & Putt Dibden Golf Centre


Soton Gymnastics Club Dynamo Gymnastics Horizon Gymnastics Ladies Hockey Club Junior Hockey Southampton Southampton Hockey Club

80768680 8057 1180 8044 2783 8077 7545 8036 0892 8076 7340 8058 3018 80864828 8086 6250 8074 0544 8073 6673 8076 9272 8073 6673 8083 3605 8084 5596 80592 9952 8045 5007 07906 686406 8069 4355 8073 5737 8073 5737

8074 1414 8076 8209 8078 1901

ta B l e t e n n i s

Waterside Table Tennis Club


Dance Power Banners & Boots Belly Dance Workshops Soton Swing Dance Society The Folk Assn of South Hants Irish Set Dancing Red Stags Morris


8078 8874 8086 1712 8078 7574 80644 4731


Soton Canoe Club

8039 3716

Bassett Lawn Tennis Club Glebian Tennis Club Portswood Tennis Club Sth Hants Lawn Tennis Club Swaythling Lawn Tennis

8089 4403 8045 7046 8027 0004 8077 6648 8067 1016

t ra M P o l i n e

Soton Trampoline Club Southampton Lifesaving Club

Wa l k i n G & ra M B l i n G

New Forest Ramblers Southampton Ramblers Southampton HF Walking Group

Yo G a

Yoga in Southampton

8051 1991 8044 2068 8084 6702 023 8055 3883 075 0555 8681 8063 2881

For more information on the above Clubs & Societies, and others not listed here, in and around Southampton please visit If your club or society is not listed here and you would like it to be email with the details, and space permitting, we can include your listing in our next issue.

To advertise please or call 023 8026 6388




DISCOVER loCal nuMBers

Solent Blue Line Buses  

023 8061 8233

Junior & PriMarY sChools   

Bluestar Buses

023 8061 8233

Abbotswood Junior Sch

023 80863159

Hospital Taxi

0845 602 4135

Bartley C of E Jr Sch

023 8081 2173

National Rail Helpline    

0845 748 4950

Calmore Infant Sch

023 8086 5994


023 8059 5974

Calmore Junior Sch

023 8086 5354

First Bus              

0238 0224 854

Copythorne C of E Infant

023 8081 3340

NHS Direct         

0845 4647

Eling Infant School

023 8086 2267

Foxhills Infant Sch

023 8029 2453

Foxhills Junior Sch

023 8029 2126

Hazel Wood Infant Sch

023 8066 6767 023 8086 3188 023 8086 2530

NHS Blood Service          

0845 7711711

Lydlynch Infant Sch

Forest Gate Surgery

023 8066 3839

Oakfield Primary Sch

Hampshire Dental Helpline

0845 0508345

seCondarY sChools

Southampton General  

023 8077 7222

Applemore College

023 8084 8804

01962 863535

Testwood Sports College

023 8086 2146

023 8063 4288

Totton College

023 8087 4874

Royal Winchester County   Royal South Hants           Princess Anne  

023 8077 7222

sPeCial sChools

Testvale Surgery

023 8086 6990

Forest Park

Totton Dental Centre

023 8087 1166

Totton Health Centre

023 8086 5051

Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8.30am-8.00pm, (Closed Mondays 1pm to 2pm), Wednesday to Friday 8.30am-6.00pm

Southampton City         

01962 841841

New Forest District Council

023 8028 5000

Totton & Eling Town Council

023 8086 3138

Hampshire Constabulary


Hangar Farms Arts Centre

023 8066 7683

Testwood Lakes

023 8066 7929

Totton Citizen Advice

08448 269686

023 8022 3855

Hampshire County        

Household Waste, SCC

023 8086 4949

0800 5191919 0845 045 45 45

Police non emergency  


Southampton Planning

023 803 2603

Trading Standards           

01962 833620


0870 2400009 To advertise please or call 023 8026 6388


DISCOVER indeX home interiors auCtioneers Bonhams


BathrooMs Simply Bathrooms Space Kitchens TP Watts

33 19 25

BedrooMs Deane Interiors Forest Fitted Bedrooms MNT

3 32 47

doMestiC CleaninG Abbey Cleaning Time for You

23 27

FloorinG & CarPets Abbey Cleaning MNT

23 47

kitChens Ashmore Kitchens Dream Doors Liberty Kitchens Space Kitchens

29 25 18 19

uPholsterY & soFt FurnishinGs The Discount Mobility Company 17 WindoWs & doors Ideal Windows

PluMBinG & heatinG serviCes Allan Grace Plumbing Services Aquatec G James Plumbing Gair Gas Limited GE Harding & Sons Ltd TP Watts Universal Plumbing Supplies

29 28 19 4 24 25 33

ProPertY MaintenanCe Brian Loades Builders The Flat Pack People H & C Maintenance New Forest Property Maintenance Vision Property Management Quite Contrary Handyman Services

32 25 28 24 32 19

solar heatinG Finesse Energy


Waste serviCes Rubbish Clearance & Waste Removal


WindoWs CleaninG Gutterclean Southampton High Vac

19 25

WindoW rePairs Hampshire Window Surgeon Ideal Windows

18 9

aerials, tv serviCes Humphries Digital Aerials DJ Satellite & Aerials

24 28

eleCtriCal Bertwell Electrical Ampfield Electrical EEC 24/7

18 18 29

FasCias Gutterclean Southampton High Vac

19 25

GaraGe doors FixQuick


Gutter serviCes Gutterclean Southampton HighVac

19 25

hoMes For sale Linden Homes


PlasterinG Osbourne Plastering


Garden MaChinerY New Forest Garden Machinery


Garden MaintenanCe Alan Hicks Garden Maintenance Mac’s Gardening

34 37

landsCaPinG inc FenCinG, PavinG TS Garden Consultancy


tree surGeons Jon Curtis Mac’s Gardening

37 37

health & beauty


taXis & transPort Elite Chauffeur


event organising Funeral serviCes J Lawrence & Sons


taXis & transPort Elite Chauffeur


business services oFFiCe Furniture Haywoods Office Services


professional services aCCountants Arlington Accountants


Fee reCoverY Recover Nursing Home Fees


PiCture FraMers First Floor Gallery


pets veterinarY surGeons Unicorn Vets


education hearinG CliniC Hampshire Hearing Clinics


MoBilitY aids The Discount Mobility Company


PuZZle solutions KIDS PAGE Anagram: hurdles Magic Number: 289


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serviCinG, BreakdoWn & rePair Belbins Garage



property services


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