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Editor’s Letter

CAMPING IN COMFORT This editor’s letter is usually written by Melanie but this time you’ll notice a change of picture and name. A reshuffle in the production team means that Mel is managing some of our other magazines and I’m now managing Eastleigh. You won’t notice much difference other than someone with red hair rather than blonde hair in the picture! Before the arrival of our children 20 years ago, my husband and I used to have a small boat. Kevin would love to have another (boat that is, not child) but all the preparation and launching only to see the clouds roll in, puts me off. Still, we like the idea of being out for the day or a weekend and going to outdoor music events too, which often finds us in a field some distance from home. So, we pushed the boat out (ha!) and bought a second-hand campervan in January. Aside from the purchase price and the very reasonably

priced insurance, I figured that a root around the back of the kitchen cupboard for pots and pans and my spend would be done. Hmm, wrong. The speedo wasn’t working; we knew that when we bought it. Then it needed a service and a cambelt change, and some welding underneath. And some hoses for drainage from the sink had split. We weren’t planning a ‘proper’ holiday this summer, which is just as well really. Still, once the necessary but boring stuff was out the way, I took myself down to Viscount Caravans in West End (see page 12). I needed a top up of my Calor Gas bottle anyway, but they have a fantastic accessories shop with every gadget you could imagine. I had been browsing on various internet sites before I went but I was delighted to find that Viscount’s prices were consistently lower than those online. Even this early in the season, we’re loving the whole outdoor life. As well as the accessories, Viscount have a fantastic range of caravans and campervans (wish I’d gone there when I bought!) if you fancy making the most of summer 2017.

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1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas Mark 6. Lightly

dust a work surface with flour and roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness. Use to line a 23cm loose-based fluted flan tin. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Short Story

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By Jackie Brewster

“A gentleman’s come in with a lost and found card for the window.” Carly was new to the job at the village newsagent, and felt as though she was constantly interrupting poor Frances with questions. “What should I say to him?” “Is he wearing a flat cap covered in badges?” Frances looked up from a pile of invoices. “Yes,” Carly said. “It keeps slipping over his eyes.” “That’s Mr Pemrose.” Frances took off her glasses and pushed back her chair. “I’ll be right there.” The gentleman in question was stood at the counter holding a crisp white postcard. He smiled at the sight of Frances. “I’m intrigued to hear what you’ve found this week, Mr Pemrose,” she said warmly. “I’m glad you asked,” he winked. “I found a cloud of starlings over Kirk’s Farm that looked, for a moment, like the ribbon on a birthday present.” “How wonderful,” Frances said taking the card from him. “Carly would you mind putting this in the window so that passers-by can see it?” Greatly puzzled, Carly took the neatly written card, and squeezed herself between the crisp boxes and the window to reach the lost and found display. “I’m afraid there are no spaces left. Are there any old cards that could be taken down?” “I’m sure there’s a few,” Frances said. “What do you think Mr Pemrose, shall we make some space?” “Oh yes.” The man chuckled as the hat again slipped over his eyes. “Maybe the one about the full moon that rolled up Copper Hill can go?” “Perhaps,” Frances said, “but has that snowy field you found that looked like candyfloss now been returned to its rightful owner?” “I’m sure someone must have claimed it by now,” Mr Pemrose said, turning cheerfully to Carly. “Can you 36

find it, dear?” Carly pulled each card out of its slot and read the descriptions. There were lost cats and bus passes, found cats and bus passes, and every now and then she recognised Mr Pemrose’s neat handwriting. These found things were strange. He’d found a cherry tree in full bloom in February, a double rainbow over the moor and the song of a thrush at midnight. Who could possibly have lost these things she wondered. Finally, she found a fading card about a field of candyfloss. “Would you like the old card back?” she asked, slipping the new card into the vacant slot. “You keep it,” he said, adjusting his hat while opening the door. With a ring of its bell he left. Carly dusted down her jeans. “Well I don’t know what he’s found,” she said, “but I strongly suspect he’s lost his marbles.” “Mr Pemrose is perfectly sane,” Frances laughed. “But why does he do it?” Carly asked. “No one has lost a flock of starlings, because they don’t belong to anyone, so how can he say that he’s found one?” “Because a year ago Mr Pemrose saw a card posted in our window which said ‘LOST – MY SENSE OF WONDER’,” Frances said. “Ever since then he’s been trying to reunite them with it.” “Weren’t you concerned for the person who posted it?” Carly worried. “Oh, no,” Frances laughed, “the card didn’t originally say that; condensation had made the ink run.” “So what did it really say?” Carly asked. “I can’t remember,” Frances frowned. “A lost umbrella maybe; nothing to lose any sleep over.” “Does Mr Pemrose know?” Carly asked. “If he does it hasn’t stopped him,” Frances smiled. “Besides, everyone likes to read his cards. We all mislay our sense of wonder occasionally.”


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May is National Walking Month. Yes; sadly, simple old walking needs promoting. Many of us walk far less than previous generations did, yet walking is great for our health and brings other benefits, too. The Health Benefits Walking as exercise shouldn’t be underrated. Regular walking is proven to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, obesity and some cancers, and helps maintain musculoskeletal health. On average, walking 10,000 steps burns 400kcal a day. Walking can also lift your mood and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Countryside walks also offer nature, tranquillity and fresh air.

While our skin and eyes do need protection from unhealthy UV exposure, some UV light is essential for good health. The UV light we absorb while walking can alleviate depression, help to regulate our body clock and stimulate Vitamin D production. Vitamin D boosts immunity, aids blood cell formation and helps us absorb calcium and phosphorous, necessary for healthy bones and teeth. The World Health Organisation says 5 to 15 minutes of casual sun exposure of hands, face and arms 2 to 3 times a week during summer is enough to keep vitamin D levels high. Other Benefits of Walking Accessibility: Walking can be done anytime, anywhere; as part of an everyday journey to school, 40

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Social: You can walk with a family member or friend, allowing you quality time together. You may meet other people while walking or choose to join a walking group or health walk (see links below). Environmental: Every time we walk to work, school, shops or activities instead of using transport, we reduce pollution and congestion, helping the environment and improving everyone’s health and safety - both now and in the future. Financial: Simple, level walks require no special clothes or equipment. It’s free exercise that can reduce travel costs, too.

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History

TIME FOR TEA By Catherine Rose Tea is enjoyed all over the world but the English adopted it as their own around four hundred years ago. Believed to have originated in Southern China, tea drinking dates back to around 3000 BC. However, it didn’t become popular in England until the 17th century, when it was made fashionable by King Charles II and his Portuguese wife Catherine de Braganza, who brought it over to the Royal court from her native country. Coffee houses had recently been established in London and the custom of tea drinking was quickly introduced. Samuel Pepys referred to it in his diary of 1660: ‘…I did send for a cup of tee (a China drink) of which I never had drank before’. The coffee houses also sold loose leaf tea so that women, who did not frequent them, could enjoy it at home. It soon became popular for wives to host tea parties and invite their friends. Tea was very much the privilege of the wealthy. It was expensive to import and seen as a valuable commodity, kept locked inside ornate caddies. Teapots, tea-cups and saucers were prized 46

possessions and there were many different designs produced during this time. Because it was so expensive, the tea smuggling trade flourished. In 1785, following pressure from tea merchants, the government slashed the high import tax on tea, making it much more affordable to the masses. Thus, tea drinking grew in popularity among the working classes, sparking a debate about whether tea was bad for the health, causing ‘idleness’ and ‘melancholy’ amongst other things. Eventually, alcohol came to be viewed as the far greater evil and working class people were then encouraged to become ‘teetotal’. The concept of afternoon tea is a peculiarly English tradition but tea served with food was only introduced in the mid-19th century by Anna Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner, which in those days was traditionally served quite late in the evening. Soon friends were joining her for ‘afternoon tea’ at her home in Woburn Abbey and, thanks to her frequent trips to London, the custom grew to become a fashionable social event amongst the upper classes. During the Victorian era, a wider selection of tea


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PLANT SOCIETY TALK 21 Apr, 7:15pm St Boniface Church Hall, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4FT

A Talk by the RNLI. Sourvenirs for sale. All welcome. £5 fee. Refreshments provided. 02380 610591

“Life as a gardening editor” talk by Tamsin Westhorple. How the ‘English Garden’ magazine is put together, finds the gardens for its articles and what makes a great feature. £2 members/£5 non-members. hants@hardy-plant.org.uk.

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Self-guided trail around the Park, with aim of completing the challenges set at each point along the way. Prize at the end, £2/trail FOOD & CIDER FESTIVAL 14-15 April Wickham Community Centre

Farms Fresh and Guest Cider at the bar, selection of food and stalls. Live Music. £4. www. wickhamcentre.org.uk/5/newsevents

BOWLS CLUB OPEN DAY 22nd Apr, 11am to 4pm Pavilion Road, Woodhouse Lane, Hedge End, SO30 2EZ

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BIG STEAM UP 23 Apr, 11am to 4pm Bursledon Brickworks, SO31 7HB

Resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains. www. bursledonbrickworks.org.uk A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MUSIC 29th Apr, 7.30pm Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church

A joint concert featuring Romsey Male Voice Choir and The Harmony Men from Jersey, in support of Eastleigh Child Contact Centre (Reg. Charity No. 10982). £9 (in advance) available from: Eastleigh Child Contact Centre: 02380 739860, Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church: 02380 260128, Romsey Male Voice Choir: 02380 738966. £10 on the night BARKING BONANZA 30 Apr, 11am to 3pm Royal Victoria Country Park SO31 5GA

Raising funds for Canine Partners, have a fun filled day out with great activities for you and your dog. Fun dog show, agility displays, Canine Partners demonstration plus dog groomers, our local vets and dog rescues. Free entry to event - usual parking charges. www.caninepartners.org.uk 01329 668516 CHARITY GARDEN FAIR 30 Apr 10am to 4pm Wintershill Hall, Durley SO32 2AL

60+ Specialists Stalls. Ask the expert: Andy McIndoe Children’s Corner, Birds of Prey, Homemade refreshments, Hog Roast, Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band. All set in beautiful grounds. 01489 892430. www. bwgardenfair.org.uk HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY FAIR 30 Apr to 1 May, 10-6pm Netley Marsh Showground, SO40 7GY

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devil stunts and country sports create a wonderful show piece. www.livingheritagecountryshows. co.uk/ VARIETY SHOW 30 Apr, 7pm Mayflower Theatre

Wessex Heartbeat presents their 25th Anniversary Variety Show sponsored by Carnival UK and supported by Hendy. West End Star Ruthie Henshall headlines and she will be joined by “Britain got Talent’ finalist John Clegg as well as comedian Manual Martinez and the stars of the “Morecombe & Wise” show. From £22- £25 each. www.heartbeat.co.uk WATERWORKS TOUR 1 May, 11am to 4pm Twyford Waterworks, Twyford, SO21 1QA

Discover the story of water and how it has been pumped from deep beneath the Hampshire Downs for the past 117 years by steam, diesel and now electric pumps. See the old machinery preserved in the Edwardian buildings and find out how water was softened during the twentieth century. Adults £5, Concessions £4, under 16’s free. www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk, 07516 458900 ANNUAL FRYERN FUNTASIA 1st May, 12 to 4:30pm Fryern Recreation Ground, Chandlers Ford

A full afternoon of fun for the family including games, pony rides, go-karts, small gauge railway, circus tent and other attractions. ITALIAN MARKET 7 May 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Bishops Waltham High St

Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of an Italian market. WATERWORKS SPRING RALLY 9 May, 11am to 4pm Twyford Waterworks, Twyford, SO21 1QA

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work. Steam, diesel, petrol, gas and water powered engines will be in operation along with a miniature steam railway and a myriad of other exhibits. Guided tours will be offered during the event allowing the story of this part of Hampshire’s drinking water to be told. Plus: visiting steam engines, classic cars and commercial vehicles, stationary engines and fairground organs. www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk, 07516 458900 BILL TARGETT STEAM RALLY 13 & 14 May, 10-5pm Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Rd, Allbrook SO50 6HN

Traction Engines, Tractors, Fire Engines, Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Motorbikes, Trade Stalls, Arena Events. Adults £5 Children £3 Family Ticket (2 Adults 3 Children) £15. 01794 512 331 BEER, BRICKS AND BUSES 13 May, 12pm to 6pm Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane SO31 7HB

Beer festival, with heritage bus service from Swanwick Station to the Brickworks. www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk TWO WHEEL EXTRAVAGANZA 14 May, 9am to 2pm BW High Street SO32 1AA

Can 7000 motorcycles fit into Bishop’s Waltham town centre?! We’re going to find out! Come along and see the bikes, listen to live music, and enjoy an outside bar and BBQs CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT 20 May, 7:30pm Winchester Cathedral

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the Royal Choral Society returns to Winchester Cathedral to perform outstanding works by Russian composers, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets: £12 to £29. Box office: 01962 857275 or www. winchester-cathedral.or.uk


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JPS Plumbing, Gas & Electrical 26 M. Brierley Plumbing 23 NC Plumbing & Heating 26 N.H.P (Romsey) Ltd 14 TP Watts 48 podiatrist Jon Callen Potiatrist 37 Printer Warwick Printing Company 34 Property Maintenance County Block Paving Ltd 15 Formpave Drives & Patios Ltd 12 Loft Services 48 Prestige Property Services 44 Resin Drives 5 Roofline 47 Solent Wood Burners 23 The Chimney Man 26 Wildstone Property Maintenance 51 removals Discover Delivers 34 roofing Prestige Property Services 44 Roofline 47 The Chimney Man 26 Wildstone Property Maintenance 51 rubbish clearance First Choice Rubbish Clearance Specialist 11 skip hire Waltet 25 solicitors Eric Robinson Solicitors 33 supermarket Waitrose 1/2/55/56 swimming lessons Wessex Swim School 43 Tree Surgery See Garden Design & Services upholstery Pont Furnishings 30 waste First Choice Rubbish Clearance Specialist 11 water softeners TwinTec Southcoast Water Softeners 19 WINDOW REPAIR Cloudy2Clear 31 Windowmenda 47 Wine school Hampshire WIne School 32


Discover the new Sushi Daily counter at Waitrose Chandler’s Ford Watch highly skilled chefs at work, producing the freshest quality handmade sushi for you to enjoy now or later. There’s plenty to choose from, including a variety of large platters made to order in 20 minutes. Perfect for entertaining. waitrose.com/sushidaily

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Waitrose Chandler’s Ford is now open We have given Waitrose Chandler’s Ford a complete store makeover. We’re delighted because we can now offer some brand new services in addition to your favourite Waitrose groceries. At The Kitchen you can enjoy freshly prepared meals for now or later. Or watch skilled chefs make sushi to order at our new Sushi Daily counter. We’ve also added self-scan checkouts, a more efficient John Lewis Click & collect service and brand new customer toilets. We look forward to welcoming you.

Andy O’Keeffe Branch Manager, Waitrose Chandler’s Ford

Discover Eastleigh April-May 2017  

An A5, local community magazine delivered to the residents of Southampton West including Eastleigh, Colden Common, Boyatt Wood, Bishopstoke,...