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Simon Bool, photography Jane Biscombe, correspondent Jenny Cole, writer, reporter Alan Cooper, writer, fishing correspondent Penny Hopkins, proofreading Tony Spencer, writer, editor, photography Rob Tillier, motoring correspondent Harvey Young, photography 2 around Yateley June 2016
cover photo: YURAG stand at the May Fayre, photo by Tony Spencer inside cover photo: Forge Court, sensitive development. photo by Tony Spencer
4 Yateley May Fayre in photographs 20 walk around Yateley third stage of walk down Reading Road
26 make May purple stroke awareness month reported by Jenny Cole 32
victory picnic on the green
what’s on in June
35 what’s on feature swimming trials by Yateley Life Saving Club 38
what’s on in July
defibrillator at Dog & Partridge
Frogmore Dance Club
Blackbushe Airport open day
44 Gig on the Green final line up for Yateley’s festival of music 45
GOTG special editions of Around Yateley
3rd Bramshill Scouts AGM
urnfield planning appeal
Wow! Yateley wildlife
Yateley Society 1926 and all that
Frogmore Infants summer fayre
activities in Yateley
66 Yateley War Memorial part 6 initial letters H to M
An event of national interest takes place in Yateley,, the three Yateley 10k Road Races run by Sandhurst Joggers, since 1992. The series of three events, run on Wednesday evenings on 1 June, 13 July and 3 August, consist of a fun run for up to 200 mostly children and 10k race restricted to 1200 entrants, raising monies for charities. See route opposite. I had the pleasure to start two of these races last year and was greatly impressed by what is a fantastically well operated event, which couldn’t take place without the army of volunteers involved.
This year “around Yateley” is producing 2 special editions for the Gig on the Green event in June. If you are taking photos, send your images and comments immediately to @AroundY551 or email@example.com to view by Sunday breakfast. See page 45. around Yateley 2016 June 3
Retrospective on the Yateley Green Spring Event
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The May Fayre is the great annual spring event held as usual on Yateley Green. Although it wasnâ€™t sunny all day long, with the forecast accurately promising late rain, the crowds of families came out in force early on. I was manning the Yateley Town Council stand for most of the day so I didnâ€™t get to see any of the arena events, but there were lots of people who did. These are my impressions going around the event in the middle of the afternoon when there were still lots of Fayre-goers in evidence and a fine array of stands demonstrating what interesting activities the community of Yateley (and a few of our near neighbours) get up to.
Families out in force on Yateley Green
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Emergency services on hand
Yateley Town Council testing citizensâ€™ budgeting abilities
â€œAnyone for Pimms? at the Yateley British Legion.Yes please!!!
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Penalty taking practice by Yateley United
Highest scores at placing your scoring penalty shots at the Yateley United stand
Even goalkeepers were given the chance to step up and send a keeper the wrong way
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The Fire Service on hand for visitors to check out the equipment (while we still have some!)
Mmm, freshly baked and decorated cup cakes ...
... and treats for pets at Trophy Pet Foods
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Hawley Primary School raising funds
above: The Brighterkind care homes team from Woodbury House, Swallowfield, ran a surprise tombola, cake sale and handed out goodie bags and balloons, running out in only two hours
left: CATS Protection League, Camberley & District Branch getting plenty of activity
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There’s plenty of time to rest your feet, have a coffee and a snack
Always plenty of activities with the Townswomen’s Guild
K9 Planet run regular dog training classes at Yateley Village Hall, see the What’s On sections on pages 33 and 38 for more details
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Yateley & District Air Cadets 2407 Squadron
The Yateley Society had a photograph competition for potential postcards and calendars, which our photographer Simon Bool won! See his photos on page 58
Slimming World there to get you back in shape for the summer holidays
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Plenty of fun rides for the younger children. Elsewhere there were bouncy castles
Friends of the Earth enjoying the sunshine before the showers One of Yateleyâ€™s greatest assets is Yateley Common and the stand on the right showed work improving and preserving on the Common and Castle Bottom
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The 3rd Bramshill Scouts had a smashing time on their ever-popular crockery stand
Yateley Hockey Club raising funds through a tombola
Plenty of colouring in to occupy the children on the Mini Church stand
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LOCAL BUSINESS FEATURE
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As soon as Yateleyâ€™s Cask and Cork Festival was launched for 9 and 10 September, the Editor took first dibs to cover the festival for the magazine, but we all know that heâ€™ll never stay the course!
Buying plants at May Fayre is an annual must do!
Yateley Industries for the Disabled, a worthy charity and a permanent landmark right at the very heart of our community
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Plenty of homemade produce on display at the Yateley Country Market . Founded at the WI Hall 40 years ago, they are at Monteagle Hall (by Waitrose) every Friday morning and at Yateley Library the first Saturday morning of the month A lot of interest around the other activities of the Yateley WI Frogmore & Darby Green Girl Guides, part of the Blackwater Valley group. An article on the Rainbows appeared last month and the Guides will be featured in July, but right now the Brownies can be seen enjoying fantastic fun and learning activities on page 52
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Whether the sun is in or out, thereâ€™s always a queue for ice cream at the May Fayre! Yateley Town Mayor Gerry Crisp at the Vision 4 Youth stand. Little did he know what was in store for him, see page 19!
The crowds came early this year, heeding the warnings of rain later
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More crowds of people enjoying their perambulations around the green
2016 is a great time for Vision 4 Youth, as well as the Friday Night club at Yateley, they launched Wednesday Nights at Darby Green Centre
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Yateley Town Mayor Gerry Crisp is a Trustee of Vision 4 Youth, so when he was asked to help raise a few funds for the charity that is doing so much for youth at both ends of the village, of course he said “yes” ...
... so into the stocks he went! And I tell you, by late afternoon the early sunshine had departed and it was decidedly chilly being soaked with water cannon and sponges, with an endless queue of citizens wishing to take part in the exercise to maximise Vision 4 Youth’s coffers. But Gerry took it all in his stride as the good sport we all know he is
Some splendid photographs on display at the Yateley Camera Club’s stand. I hope you all managed to catch it and their recent exhibition in The Tythings
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Reading Road part3
Phew! This walk down Reading Road is turning out to be a marathon! This is the third part and we begin todayâ€™s only halfway through. It is just that this road is the oldest and Yateley Industries
most interesting road in the settlement and development of Yateley. It is forever changing,
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The Old Vicarage
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so it has so many stories it can tell us about the town we live in and why it is here. The road through the village is presumably far enough away from the floodplain of the River Blackwater that it was for most of the year a convenient route between the crossing of the river on the Exeter Road (now the A30) to the town of Reading and the River Thames. It was probably the regular flooding from the river in years past the reason why the majority of the older, grander buildings are on the south side of the road, which was straightened out from its meandering by the 1801 turnpike road. The first set of buildings we pass heading west is Yateley Industries, a charity which was established in the 1930s. These buildings date from 1950. On the south side of the road is Yateley Manor School. The original building here was once called Hall Place, recorded in 1287 as held by Juliana de Aula, along with 106 acres, one of the largest holdings in Crondall Hundred. In 1567 Richard Allen lived here, having 23 tenants. By the late 17th century Sir Richard Ryves, a director of the East India Company was the owner, and from that date it seemed a large number of people with Indian connections lived in the area. In the
St Peterâ€™s Church Tower
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18th century Thomas Wyndham was the owner and he called it the Manor of Hall Place. The present building dates from 1828 and was renamed Yateley Manor in Victorian times. The Yateley War Memorial was erected in 1923, and refurbished in the mid-1990s, is unlike most other memorials that are made of stone, our one features a wooden scupture. A photo appears on page 72.
The Old Vicarage, opposite the War Memorial, has a long history. In a 1567 will inventory it was called Lewes’, owned by a Richard Allen, and rented to woollen cloth dealer John Aslott, who owned Chaddisbrooke House next door and what is now Discoveries. The Dog & Partridge Chaddisbrooke contained the telegraph office 115 years ago. Discoveries used to be Gadd’s Stores from 1881 to 1928, but for around two centuries it was Yateley’s main general store. Aaron Bosley was the first owner described as a grocer in the 1841 census. He bought the two properties from Edward Mascall in 1838, but it seems likely that it was a grocery store long before this. Bosley died in 1838 and Charles Barrow, grocer bought the property.
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By 1871 William “Tommy” Gadd worked in the store and by 1881 was the owner and postmaster. Mr Webly was manager after Gadd died in 1920 and the store became Tice’s in 1928. By the 1980s it was Ramon’s DIY, in 1990 the charity shop Discoveries. These photos were taken before the renovation work began in May. St Peter’s Church was badly damaged in a deliberate arson attack in 1979, to disguise a robbery, the church being restored to its current state in 1981. The splendid Dog & Partridge pub building was rebuilt in 1912. Before the Alton brewery bought the old public house from the church in 1898, the building was always called the Church House, half of it being the almshouse, the other half nearest the church, as the public house. The earliest lease, dated 1714, showsthe pub was known as the Dog & Partridge, the rent used to pay the way of the almshouse. Across the Church End Green is the Forge Court complex. This was built in 1965 using old bricks and tiles, incorporating an old house called The Trythes, which dates back to before 1598. In the early years of the last century, the Post Office was situated in the front of Trythes, until it moved into what is now Lloyds. The Sun Insurance plaque on the old wall dates to 1760, the insured being Thomas Bunch, blacksmith. Bunch’s forge was to the right of the arch and operated until 1930 when the motor car had replaced the horse as principal mode of transport. around Yateley 2016 June 25
by Jenny Cole When I found out that May was Stroke Awareness Month and that the Stroke Association wanted to ‘Make May Purple,’ I knew it was something I wanted to raise awareness of. After seeing my Grandad suffer a massive stroke, and later my Gran experiencing a number of mini-strokes, I have been very aware of the devastating affect a split second can have on someone’s life, and the importance of knowing the signs and seeking urgent medical help. Through doing some research, I have also discovered just how many people in the UK are affected by strokes, both young and old, and some of the things we can do to lower our risk of experiencing one. I watched my Grandad change from a very independent, busy man into a shadow of his former self. One minute he was able to drive, walk into town, cook meals and support my Gran, but the next minute all our lives were changed forever. He lost the ability to walk, control his movements and bodily functions, communicate, eat, drink and even breathe properly. The thing that saddened me the most though, was the fact he was completely aware of everything going on around him and could understand everything we said to him, but had no way of communicating with us. He was completely locked inside his own body. Obviously my Grandad’s stroke was on the more severe end of the spectrum, but no matter how ‘mild’ or severe a stroke is, it will still have a huge affect on both the person, and their family’s, lives. Which is why I wanted to write this article; first to share with you some important facts about strokes in the hope it will help people recognise the signs and seek help, but also to share the story of a local lady and her determined journey to live her life after having a stroke at the age of 36. So, what is a stroke? According to the Stroke Association UK, a stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. There are different types of stroke. Most are caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain (an ischaemic stroke). However, they can also be caused by a bleeding in or around the brain (a haemorrhagic stroke). It is also possible to have a mini-stroke (known as a TIA), which is the same as a stroke, except the symptoms last for a short amount of time, usually less than 24 hours. This is because the blockage 26 around Yateley June 2016
that stops the blood getting to your brain is temporary. However, a TIA is just as serious and also needs urgent medical attention.
What are the symptoms of stroke? A stroke is a medical emergency. If you, or someone you know, show any of these signs it is vital to seek medical attention quickly, as this can have an impact on recovery. FAST test The FAST test can help you recognise some of the most common symptoms of a stroke:
Facial Weakness – Can the person smile? Has their face fallen on one side? Arm Weakness – Can the person raise both arms and keep them there? Speech Problems – Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Is their speech slurred? Time to Call 999 It is important to be aware that a person does not need to meet all of the FAST criteria to be having a stroke. If they fail any one of the tests, get help immediately. There are also other less known symptoms to look out for: Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body Difficulty finding words Sudden blurred vision or loss of sight Sudden confusion, dizziness or unsteadiness A sudden, severe headache
What causes a stroke? As we get older, our arteries become harder and narrower, which makes them more likely to become blocked. However, strokes can happen at any age, including in children – one in four strokes in the UK happen in people under the age of 65. Certain medical conditions and lifestyle factors can speed up this process and increase the risk of having a stroke. It’s important to know what the risk factors are, and what you can do to reduce your risk of having a stroke.
Risk factors you can’t change Age – the risk increases as you get older Ethnicity – it is not completely understood why, but if you are South Asian, black African or black Caribbean, your risk is higher than others in the UK around around Yateley Yateley 2016 2016 June June 27
Family history – your risk of having a stroke is higher if a close relative has had one Genetic conditions – conditions such as sickle cell disease, for example, increase your risk
Risk factors you can change The following can be managed with your GP’s help to lower your risk of having a stroke: Medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and high cholesterol can increase your risk Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, being overweight and eating unhealthy foods can damage your blood vessels, increase blood pressure and make your blood more likely to clot
What sort of problems might people experience after a stroke? No two strokes are the same, and every person will be affected slightly differently. For some people the effects may be relatively minor and may not last long, whereas for others the effects could be a lot more serious and long term. Some of the common physical problems that many people experience following a stroke include: Problems with movement and balance, muscle weakness, paralysis, pain and discomfort Problems with vision Problems with swallowing Problems controlling your bladder and bowels Excessive tiredness There are also more ‘hidden’ effects that some people may experience, which can include: Problems with communication, speech and language Problems with memory and thinking, concentration, problem-solving, planning and finding your way around Changes to your emotions, depression and anxiety Changes to your behaviour Epilepsy Hallucinations
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Kristin Rawcliffe One person who knows all too well what it’s like to have a stroke is Kristin Rawcliffe from Yateley, who had a stroke at the age of 36. She kindly spoke to me about her experiences: “Sitting on the sofa one Saturday morning in March 2008, I realized I wasn’t well. I’d had a headache for the previous three weeks at the base of my skull, but had put it down to the stresses of being a 36-year-old working mother of three boys with a lot on my plate. I’d also had a stiff neck, which I thought was odd, as it had been irritating me to the point I’d had to cancel a night out. Again, strange, but I didn’t have a “Facing My Face” by Kristin Rawcliffe temperature so I didn’t worry too much. As I tried to relax in front of the TV for a moment or two, I had the strange sensation that the lights were turning out in my head. I remember wondering if I was going to die, but that seemed totally irrational. I went upstairs and called NHS Direct to see if this was a normal thing to happen. Whilst on the phone I blacked out and my husband took over the call. The fabulous person on the end of the line helped him put me into the recovery position and call an ambulance. In A&E I was sent home with a diagnosis of an inner ear infection. Over the next week, I stayed at home, in bed, getting gradually worse and experiencing very odd symptoms. I couldn’t walk unaided and was briefly unable to eat solid food. I had a spell of being able to see music and having double vision. When I got the hiccups for 15 hours in a row, my Mum called the doctor and I was admitted for tests. It took a long time to get diagnosed. 20 hours in A&E, three days on the ward, before a junior doctor spotted that my pupils were slightly uneven in size and an MRI scan showed a Vertebral Artery Dissection (rupture of one of the four main arteries to the brain), caused by a brain-stem stroke. It wasn’t something that anyone had thought to look for. “Unfinished Portrait” by Kristin They all thought I was too young to have a stroke. Rawcliffe
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I was in hospital for many weeks, and returned home to attempt to learn to look after myself and my family, and eventually go back to work. It was a very difficult, exhausting and frustrating time. I count myself very lucky that the effects of my stroke are minimal. I have balance problems and a slight weakness in my right leg, and I use a stick for extra support when out walking. I also have high blood pressure and fatigue that can be overwhelming after fairly normal activity levels. After several years back at work, I found that the combination of stress, fatigue and a highpressure job was taking too much of a toll on my health and I left. I felt that I had had a warning that I shouldn’t ignore, and decided to try and work for Kristin Rawcliffe “Into the Light” myself on my first true love; art. I now work as an artist and art tutor. One of my personal projects is working on a series of oil paintings of stroke survivors, who are members of an online stroke survivor support group. Stroke is not common amongst younger people, but it’s on the increase. I would encourage everyone who has a busy and high-stress lifestyle to check their blood pressure regularly. You never ever think these things will happen to you, but it only takes a split second to change your life completely.” If you’re interested in finding out more about Kristin’s artwork, please check out her website and Facebook pages below: Website - http://www.pastelesta.co.uk Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pastelesta?__mref=message and https://www.facebook.com/kristinrawcliffeart?__mref=message You can also find out more information, support and research into strokes on the Stroke Association’s website www.stroke.org.uk . If you are concerned about your health after reading this, I would urge you to contact your GP or call 999 immediately if you believe you, or someone you know, is having a stroke. 30 around Yateley June 2016
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Yateley Celebration Picnic To Celebrate 70 years sinceYateley Victory Day celebration and Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday
12 June 2016 onYateley Green Programme of Events
1.45 Church Bells pealed from St Peter’s 2.00 Official Opening by The Town Mayor 2.30 Judging 1940s fancy dress: adult, child, dog, pushchair 3.00 United Open Air Service of Thanksgiving 4.00 Sports Races – sack race, egg & spoon race, etc 5.00 Close TU Tea and Cake Tent (free tea/squash, bring your own mug/cup) You are welcome to bring your own picnic p∫p 1940s-style BBQ, US Hotdogs & Hamburgers, Roast Pork & Spam eeee Live 1940s music with Karl from “Real Vintage” 5 Try some easy 1940s dances with Phil from “G.I.45 Vintage Sounds” kok 1940s re-enactors, including Air Raid Wardens and Home Guard qar The Committee hopes that residents will make the occasion as festive as possible by dressing in 1940s attire ƒ∫ƒ For further information, please see www.yateley-tc.gov.uk or call 01252 872198
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What’s On in June Wednesday 1 June PIYO 09.00-10.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class, PIYO is a mixture of yoga and pilates (every Wednesday) Wednesday 1 June INSANITY 10.00-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class (every Wednesday) Wednesday 1 June K9 Planet 18.30-19.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog training classes (every Wednesday) Wednesday 1 June Yateley 10k and Fun Races 19.30-21.00 Yateley School Field GU46 6NL Sandhurst Joggers’ excellent charity run, the first of 3 races June to August Thursday 2 June Yateley & District U3A 10.00 for 10.30 Sandhurst Community Hall GU47 9BJ Portsmouth and Southampton — Maitime Contrast, talk by Graham Horn Thursday 2 June Tai Chi Class 10.00-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG tai chi class (every Thursday) Thursday 2 June Scrabble Club 10.00-12.00 Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL Scrabble Club, only one board, so bring one along if you can (every Thursday) Thurs 2 June Creative Writing Workshop for ages 6-8 10.30 Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL Based on Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr Fox”, how he describes and creates personas for his characters. Call 01252 875728 to book a place Thursday 2 June Tythings Coffee Club 10.15-12.30 The Tythings, Reading Road GU46 7RP Coffee morning (every Thursday) Thursday 2 June Air Training Corps 19.30 Air Training Group building GU46 6NG teenage activities (every Monday and Thursday) Thursday 2 June Yateley Lifesaving Club 19.30-21.45 Yateley School Pool, School Lane GU46 6NL learn lifesaving, from age of 9 upwards (every Thursday) Friday 3 June Senior Citizens’ Keep Fit Classes 09.30-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class (every Friday) Friday 3 June K9 Services 12.00-15.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog training classes (every Friday) Friday 3 June Blackwater Friday Club 13.30-15.30 Darby Green & Frogmore Social Hall GU17 0NP cards, bingo, curling, cross toss a ring, quiz, bring & buy, tea & biscuits (every Friday) Saturday 4 June Mini Strikers 10.15-11.15 Frogmore Junior School GU17 0NY football training classes for Years R & 1 (every Saturday), all players must wear shin pads and bring a drink. Call Steve on 07786543957 for more info Saturday 4 June Steve Brookes 21.00 Dog & Partridge, Reading Road GU46 7LR rhythm and blues around Yateley 2016 June 33
Monday 6 June Line Dancing Classes 10.00-12.15 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG advanced and beginners classes (every Monday) Monday 6 June Little Miracles 13.15-14.45 St Peter’s Church GU46 7LR a new group for mums or dads and their babies (every Monday) Monday 6 June Children’s Dance Class 18.15-19.15 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG children’s classes (every Monday) Monday 6 June INSANITY 19.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class, PIYO is a mixture of yoga and pilates (every Monday) Monday 6 June Air Training Corps 19.30 Air Training Group building GU46 6NG teenage activities (every Monday and Thursday) Tuesday 7 June Cooking Skills Class for Men Over 55 18.15-20.15 Yateley School GU46 6NL free basic cooking classes, including food hygiene, storage, shopping, and healthy eating. Participants will need only to bring ingredients (every Tuesday for 5 weeks) Tuesday 7 June Dog Activity Class 18.30-21.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog activity classes (every Tuesday) Tuesday 7 June Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Camberley A side away at Camberley B Thursday 9 June Scrabble Club 10.00-12.00 Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL Scrabble Club, only one board, so bring one along if you can (every Thursday) Thursday 9 June Yateley Lifesaving Club 19.30-21.45 Yateley School Pool, School Lane GU46 6NL lifesaving trials for new members. Learn lifesaving, from age of 9 upwards (every Thursday) *** SEE SPECIAL FEATURE PAGE 35 *** Saturday 11 June A Community Summer Fayre 11.00-16.00 St Barnabas Green GU17 0BT Morris Men, horse rides, raffle, skittle alley, fun stalls, Ghanaian food, afternoon tea, music and entertainment *** SEE SPECIAL FEATURE PAGE 37 *** Sunday 12 June Pre-school Summer Fete 11.00-14.00 Cranford Park Primary School, Cranford Park Road GU46 7PR *** SEE SPECIAL FEATURE PAGE 31 *** Sunday 12 June Yateley Celebration Picnic 13.45-17.00 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR picnic on the Green in joint celebration of 70 years since our first VE Day picnic in 1946, and 90 years since the Queen’s birth in 1926 *** SEE SPECIAL FEATURE PAGE 32 *** Monday 13 June Y&D Gardening Society 19.30 for 20.00 Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane GU46 6JW Roses of Mottisfont Abbey, Thomas Stone, will introduce you to stunning roses from the National Collection of Roses. Non-members welcome £2 Tuesday 14 June Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Cove A side away at Cove B 34 around Yateley June 2016
What’s On Feature On Yateley Life Saving Club Trials Evening 9 June
They are holding a Trials Evening, for new members age 9 and above to learn life saving, at 7.30pm on Thursday 9 June at Yateley Pool. The trials and three subsequent drop-in sessions are free. Trialists are tested to swim 100 metres (5 lengths) front crawl; 60 metres (3 lengths) lifesaving backstroke; 40 metres (2 lengths) side stroke; 60 metres (3 lengths) breast stroke; and tread water for one minute. Then Surface dives: feet first touching the bottom with hand, head first picking up brick from the bottom (depth approx. 1.8 metres in pool); and deep water entry (compact jump or straddle jump). Not everyone can do lifesaving backstroke or sidestroke, which are not normal swimming lesson strokes, so these strokes are taught during the lifesaving lessons. The club will place qualifiers in classes according to age, ability and availability, and move them onto more advanced lessons when they are ready. During training they learn rope throwing and towing, reach and rescue, and self-rescue. Life support resuscitation, CPR, covering choking and drowning. Courses are run to learn how to save a child’s and an adult’s life and babies’ lives too.
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Wednesday 15 June Yateley & District U3A 15.00 to 17.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, we are having a Party in the Park with a live Traditional Jazz Band, behind The Tythings. Bring your own food, drink and garden chair. Friday 17 June Uptown Traffic 21.00-midnight The Cricketers, Cricket Hill GU46 6BA seven-piece band, playing 60s/70s rock and soul covers Saturday 18 June Who Let The Dads Out? 09.00-11.30 St Peter’s Church GU46 7LR for granddads, dads, male carers and kids up to 7, babies welcome, bouncy castle, train & car sets, bacon rolls, kids’ food. Give Mum a lie-in and have fun with the kids! Tuesday 21 June Wellbeck Strategic Land v Hart District Council Appeal 10.00 Hart DC court hearing for Wellbeck Strategic Land Appeal against planning approval for up to 150 homes on Yateley’s historic Urnfield site between Moulsham Lane and Chandlers Lane. *** SEE SPECIAL FEATURE PAGE 49 *** Tuesday 21 June Endeavour Reading Group TBA Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL daytime reading group. Ask staff for details. To book a place call 01252 875728 (3rd Tuesday of each month) Tuesday 21 June Yateley & District U3A Ballroom Dancing Group 14.00-16.00 Eversley Village Hall RG27 0LX friendly and fun afternoon for £5 a head including refreshments, contact Carmen Gadd 01344 776505 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 21 June Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR A side home against Farnham A Wednesday 22 June Yateley Society 19.30-21.00 Yateley Church End Green GU46 7LR walking tour of Church End inspired by Valery Kerslake’s book “Today and Yesterday” Saturday 25 June Gig on the Green, The Gig 12.00-23.00 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR music all day, bring a picnic, or plenty of food stalls. No alcohol after 8pm Sunday 26 June Walk For Sean 2016 10.00-14.00 Sean Devereux Park GU46 7SZ run or walk, to raise money for the Sean Devereux Children’s Fund, costs £10 or £15 for families, register on seandevereux.org.uk and then add sponsors Sunday 26 June Gig on the Green, Unwind 13.00-19.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR unwind music to relax and enjoy Tuesday 28 June Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR A side home against Farnborough A
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Community Summer Fayre
to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Saturday 11 June 11am to 4pm at St Barnabas Bell Lane, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 0BT Opened officially by Cllr Adrian Collett Free Entry for all the Family
Morris Men • Horse Rides • Raffle Skittle Alley • Fun Stalls Ghanaian Food • Afternoon Tea Music & Entertainment
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What’s On in July Friday 1 July Senior Citizens’ Keep Fit Classes 09.30-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class (every Friday) Friday 1 July K9 Services 12.00-15.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog training classes (every Friday) Friday 1 July Blackwater Friday Club 13.30-15.30 Darby Green & Frogmore Social Hall GU17 0NP cards, bingo, curling, cross toss a ring, quiz, bring & buy, tea & biscuits (every Friday) Friday 1 July Summer Fair 17.00-19.30 Westfields Infant School, School Lane GU46 6NN stalls, games, facepainting, BBQ, and lots more! Come and join the fun! Saturday 2 July Mini Strikers 10.15-11.15 Frogmore Junior School GU17 0NY football training classes for Years R & 1 (every Saturday), all players must wear shin pads and bring a drink. Call Steve on 07786543957 for more info Saturday 2 July Summer Fayre 12 noon-15.00 Frogmore Infants & Junior School GU46 7UQ stalls, arena events, tug of war, pictures of teachers, alcohol tombola, bouncy castle Saturday 2 July The Blue Elephant Art Fair 15.15 Yateley Manor School GU46 7UQ in aid of Yateley Community Preschool, silent auction and fun art fair Saturday 2 July Daryl Gould 21.00 Dog & Partridge, Reading Road GU46 7LR various covers solo artist Monday 4 July Line Dancing Classes 10.00-12.15 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG advanced and beginners classes (every Monday) Monday 4 July Little Miracles 13.15-14.45 St Peter’s Church GU46 7LR a new group for mums or dads and their babies (every Monday) Monday 4 July Children’s Dance Class 18.15-19.15 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG children’s classes (every Monday) Monday 4 July INSANITY 19.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class, PIYO is a mixture of yoga and pilates (every Monday) Monday 4 July Air Training Corps 19.30 Air Training Group building GU46 6NG teenage activities (every Monday and Thursday) Tuesday 5 July Dog Activity Class 18.30-21.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog activity classes (every Tuesday) Tuesday 5 July Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Fleet A side away at Fleet United A Wednesday 6 July PIYO 09.00-10.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class, PIYO is a mixture of yoga and pilates (every Wednesday) Wednesday 6 July INSANITY 10.00-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG fitness class (every Wednesday) 38 around Yateley June 2016
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Wednesday 6 July K9 Planet 18.30-19.30 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG dog training classes (every Wednesday) Thursday 7 July Tai Chi Class 10.00-11.00 Yateley Village Hall GU46 6NG tai chi class (every Thursday) Thursday 7 July Scrabble Club 10.00-12.00 Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL Scrabble Club, only one board, so bring one along if you can (every Thursday) Thursday 7 July Yateley & District U3A 10.00 for 10.30 Sandhurst Community Hall GU47 9BJ (1) AGM â€” (2) The Twenties, talk by Antony King Thursday 7 July Tythings Coffee Club 10.15-12.30 The Tythings, Reading Road GU46 7RP Coffee morning (every Thursday) Thursday 7 July Air Training Corps 19.30 Air Training Group building GU46 6NG teenage activities (every Monday and Thursday) Thursday 7 July Yateley Lifesaving Club 19.30-21.45 Yateley School Pool, School Lane GU46 6NL learn lifesaving, from age of 9 upwards (every Thursday) Monday 11 July Y&D Gardening Society 19.30 for 20.00 Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane GU46 6JW Dig for Victory, Russell Bown, when clematis and roses were swapped for radishes and cabbages to fed the nation during WW2, including Land Girls and allotments Tuesday 12 July Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR A side home against Windlesham around Yateley 2016 June 39
Wednesday 13 July Yateley 10k and Fun Races 19.30-21.00 Yateley School Field GU46 6NL Sandhurst Joggers’ excellent charity run, the second of 3 races June to August Wednesday13 July Yateley Society 19.30-21.00 Yateley Church End Green GU46 7LR walking tour of Church End inspired by Valery Kerslake’s book “Today and Yesterday” Saturday 16 July Who Let The Dads Out? 09.00-11.30 St Peter’s Church GU46 7LR for granddads, dads, male carers and kids up to 7, babies welcome, bouncy castle, train & car sets, bacon rolls, kids’ food. Give Mum a lie-in and have fun with the kids! Tuesday 19 July Endeavour Reading Group TBA Yateley Library, School Lane GU46 6NL daytime reading group. Ask staff for details. To book a place call 01252 875728 (3rd Tuesday of each month) Tuesday 19 July Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Odiham A side away at Odiham Friday 22 July Gary Roman as Elvis 21.00-11.30 The Cricketers, Cricket Hill GU46 6BA rock & roll solo artist Tuesday 27 July Yateley Bowling Club 18.30 Yateley Green, Reading Road GU46 7PR A side home against Camberley B Saturday 30 July Blackbushe Air Day 11.00-17.00 Blackbushe Airport, A30 Road GU17 9LQ British Antarctic Survey aircraft, historic WW2 fighters, refreshments and amusements Saturday 30 July The Dogends 21.00 Dog & Partridge, Reading Road GU46 7LR five-piece folk-rock band
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Defibrillator on the Pub wall
The Automated External Defibrillator on the wall of the Dog & Partridge, was launched on 23 May by Yateley Town Mayor Gerry Crisp. Landlady Sophie Neville said that £2000, was raised by the pub’s regulars through pool competitions, horse race nights and karaokes. Cardiac arrests can kill within minutes without CPR and these automated defibrillators can save lives. The pub has organised training sessions for staff and regulars who are interested. Well done to the Dog & Partridge. Some of the early evening regulars took part in the opening ceremony, and why shouldn’t they?
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Frogmore Dance School To coincide with Frogmore Dance School’s 40th anniversary, reports Verity Hammersley, Principal of the School, we held two special showcases at the Prospect Theatre in Farnborough on Sunday 1 May, with both shows sold out with an audience of 240 in each performance. To top this weekend off, a group of students from the school then performed at the Yateley May Fayre on the bank holiday Monday.
Dance for Jess raises funds for Blackwater family We also held a fundraiser during the show called “Dance for Jess”, through a raffle with prizes donated from the local community. That and all proceeds of our refreshments and programmes went to help a local child called Jess, who is fundraising to have an operation to hopefully allow her to be able to walk unaided in the near future. Through this we managed to raise a total of £1038.86 towards their total goal! There is an article on the Get Hampshire website detailing “Jess’s Potential” at http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/campaign-fund-walking-operationblackwater-10142564 42 around Yateley June 2016
in support of Aerobility, the charity that helps disabled people experience flying
Blackbushe Air Day 30 July 2016 Blackbushe Airport opens its doors to both the public and private pilots at the first annual Blackbushe Air Day. Fun, food and flying combine at what promises to be an exciting occasion with prizes for pilots and the public. To encourage incoming flights the first 50 fly-in arrivals will enjoy free landings and entry into a free draw ... Prestige Signs are offering two prizes of 200 litres of aviation fuel. EVENTS ON THE DAY • Free landings for aircraft under 2500 kgs • Aircraft on show include historic fighter aircraft from the Second World War, the Army Historic Flight plus various vintage aeroplanes for you to inspect close up • A rare chance to see an aircraft from the British Antarctic Survey • Pleasure flights available for all in a vintage DH Rapide Biplane and modern helicopters • Tasty food & drink • Amusements for all the family • Trade stands • Competitions and prizes for all visitors, public and pilots • Flying schools open and providing information on learning to fly • Aircraft pulling contest, see national and local business teams compete!! • NB No air displays, but airport will operating as normal, with plenty of air activity ADMISSION FEES • £5 per visitor (under 2s are free) Public viewing from 11am to 5pm, gates open at 10.30am around Yateley 2016 June 43
ON THE GREEN
Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June 2016
SATURDAY LINE UP ONE STEP BEHIND (UK’s premier Madness tribute band, who sound, look and act like the genuine article) ULTIMATE ELTON (Paul Bacon looks and sounds so much like Elton John, he really is the complete package) TRENCHTOWN EXPERIENCE (by popular demand after their 2014 triumphant, they are Bob Marley & The Wailers to an absolute “T”) THE ED SHEERAN EXPERIENCE (the one-man band that is Jack Shepherd and his loop station is the consumate Ed Sheeran) ENGLAND’S DREAMING (playing rock coversthat will have you dancing) HENRY FRICKER (local singer songwriter, just Henry and his piano) SOUR KIX (4-piece from Woking, playing brilliant rock and pop covers) MOLLIE BYLETT (local singer who wowed GOTG audiences in 2014) JASMINE (from GOTG 2013, professional for 6 years, with 2 albums to her name) LUCINA (local singer first time on GOTG, “Let It Out” her debut album) SUNDAY WIND DOWN THE ALTER EAGLES (Eagles tribute band formed in 2003, covering the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks) SO CLOSE...THE VOICE OF KAREN CARPTENTER BY TONI LEE (Toni Lee has to be heard to be believed and she will take you on a musical journey through the wonderful hit songs of The Carpenters) JUNCTION 4 BIG BAND (perform big band swing and jazz music from the 30s to the music of today) TAKE 4 (West End artistes who perform 4-part harmony songs by Take That, The Beach Boys and The BeeGees) FINN BRADLEY (gifted jazz trumpet player who attended Yateley School and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music) YATELEY CHORAL SOCIETY (perform a variety of styles from classical to modern) 44 around Yateley June 2016
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Around Yateley Magazine will be producing two special editions over the weekend of Gig on the Green and YOU, dear readers, will be the stars. If you are there we want your reactions to the performances, the weather, the food and drink, the scenes around you and your own selfies. Use your smart phone to send us images, tweets, reviews, comments. Tell us how much fun you are having enjoying the music, the company and the embience of sharing Yateleyâ€™s biggest and brightest musical event. Then on Sunday morning, and again on Monday over breakfast, relive the events through the images in your community online magazine.
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3rd Bramshill Scouts AGM The Vice Chairman Philip Mace opened the Annual General Meeting and, after housekeeping and introducing Paul Hedges, the Bramshill District Commissioner, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved. He then handed over to Group Scout Leader Ray Bunce to conduct the meeting, reports received and election of officers. The Accounts were presented, which are healthy, and include £1000 donation from the Yateley 10k Road Races. Reports from the various sections followed, demonstrating how the membership of the group were expanding. GSL Bunce explained that with Eversley out of action for some years now, the catchment extended to Finchampstead. They run 3 colonies of Beavers now (Forest, Copse and Woodlands), with a substantial waiting list, activities included cooking, cycling, pond dipping and archery in the first term, followed by exploring the airfield, the Green Cross Code, building and burning a model of the Houses of Parliament (wouldn’t we wish!), were visited by their local PSCO, then more recently, Irish dancing, visiting St Peter’s Church, doing experiments, visiting Tesco at The Meadows to learn where our food comes from and taste bread, cheese and fruit. They did some camping and both Remembrance and St George’s Parades. The Beavers celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. Two Cub Packs operate from 3rd Bramshill, the second one only a year old, growing from 8 to 29, indulging in lots of activities, including domestic skills, learning about Uganda (did you know that to check when a child is ready to go to school they ask the child to reach across the top of his head to touch his ear — apparently a child can’t do this until he is about 6 years old!) Looking forward to the summer and kayaking, hiking and camping. This year will be special as Cub Scouting is 100 years old. The Scouts section are on the young side, but in a couple of years’ time will be pressing for Gold Awards. In recognition of the achievements of the Troop, 6 lads and 4 leaders were invited among the 250 to witness Her Majesty’s Birthday Trooping of the Colour. Again, they had what sounded like an exhausting range of activities throughout the year. Ray Bunce (GSL) then presented his report, reflecting the earlier reports, and how they are exploring extending the Lodge to include storage space and refurbishment of the kitchen. He continued with reporting on the kayak and canoe club, running three sessions a week on Hawley Lake from Easter to early August and in July last year took 49 Cubs and Scouts to Stoke Lake, Gosport for experience on white water. In 46 around Yateley June 2016
September they participated in the Basingstoke Canal Challenge, raising money for Accessible Boating for the disabled. The Shooting club has run almost every Friday since they started in Autumn 2013. The Cycle club included a session down at the velodrome track at Calshot, which is so oversubscribed nowadays. The problem being that we are so far away to make evening trips unworkable and weekend sessions are prioritised for regular users. The Scout Leader was presented with a 5 year service certificate by Ray Bunce. The Chair, Administrator - Alan Chamberlain and Hall Manger - Stuart Finn were stepping down after many years of much appreciated service to the Scout Group. The nominations of new Group - Chairman Roger Parker, Vice Chairman Philip Mace, Treasurer Claire Baker, plus Executive Committee members Ian Gosling, Akela Ian and Julie Phillips-Stafford were elected en bloc. The positions of Secretary and Hall Manager remain vacant. Roger Parker took over the chair and explained who he was and his vision for putting together a number of projects including IT were well received.Â Paul Hedges, the District Commissioner, presented a Wood Badge to Woodlands Beaver Leader Susan Sabatakakis explaining that the first wood badge was worn around Robert Baden Powellâ€™s neck before presenting it to the first Leader in 1919, and that tradition has continued ever since. It was explained to the DC that the colonies of Beavers plan together, which minimises the administration. DC Paul Hedges presenting a Wood Badge to Woodlands The Akelas of the Cubs do the Beaver Leader Susan Sabatakakis same; it works well. After the AGM and before the Scouts arrived for their evening activities, the Scouts put on a show of singing and sketches from the show they are planning, which will raise money for malaria nets. around Yateley 2016 June 47
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URNFIELD APPEAL Land east of Moulsham Lane (Urnfield): Planning Appeal 21st June As you know, Welbeck Strategic Land appealed against the decision by Hart District Council to refuse planning permission to build up to 150 homes on the land east of Moulsham Lane. Many of you received letters from Hart District Council some time ago advising that the appeal hearing, which will be by way of public inquiry, is scheduled for 21st June. It will be heard and decided by a Government Planning Inspector. The Inquiry will be held in public and proceedings for the Inquiry will be formal and determined by the Planning Inspector. Welbeck and Hart DC are likely to be represented by legal Counsel. Representatives from the YURAG Steering Committee plan to attend each day of the hearing. However, we hope that as many residents as possible will attend too. We believe it is helpful if residents attend on the first morning of the hearing to show the Planning Inspector the strength of local feeling; so do make a note in your diary Tuesday 21st of June - and be there if you can. The venue has not yet been advised – but we will write again to advise about this. If you do not have your own transport to attend on this date then it may be possible to provide assistance. Please let us know if you need transport to attend. In addition to the detailed evidence presented by Welbeck, as appellant, and Hart DC, as respondent, the Planning Inspector may allow interested parties to give evidence at the hearing. YURAG has advised the Inspector that it wishes to give evidence at the hearing in support of the detailed written submissions it has made on behalf of its supporters - over 650 residents have signed in support of YURAG. However, if you are considering giving evidence in opposition to the appeal please let us know as we believe that it would be sensible to coordinate so that evidence can be presented effectively. It is estimated that the hearing will last for 8 days. The timetable is shown as a document on the Planning Inspectorate webpage for the appeal which is: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx… The basic position documents (called Statements of Case) have been filed by Welbeck Strategic Land and Hart DC. These can be found on the planning section of the Hart DC website on the following link along with all third party comments including the many objection comments from YURAG and residents. http://publicaccess.hart.gov.uk/onli…/applicationDetails.do… YURAG can contacted by email at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Street Lighting Yateley Town Council have embarked on upgrading all the street lights to Hampshire County Council standard so they can be adopted by the County. Historically, the County maintain street lamps on the main roads and parish councils have been left to put in local lights where they have ben requested by residents. The trouble is that Hampshire operate the vast majority of lights in the county and charge every rateplayer the same. Because Yateley have to charge each Yateley resident for our own street lights, Yateley ratepayers end up paying twice. Absorbing the lighting into the cost for the whole of Hampshire barely ripples the total and will not increase the rates. Hampshire CC can use the economies of scale to negotiate much better maintenance contracts than YTC can. This scheme will eventually save Yateley residents £26,000 per year. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to offload these lights to the county. In order to be adopted the lights must be wired in groups of at least three columns and be no more than 47 metres apart. Most of the current columns are singles, so to meet the standards for adoption, the council are installing 200 additional columns. Since starting at the beginning of May, the Council have had a number of complaints from residents not knowing about the changes in their road. All the roads being upgrades are listed on the Yateley Town Council http://www.yateley-tc.gov.uk/ Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=f100a8db-fd7a-4933-bbca-1a9768bba72b The communications have included: • small article in the Yateley News and Mail/Courier promoting the discussion of new street lights at the Annual Town Meeting • display boards up at Annual Town Meeting and advised on associated publicity • posters and laminated flyers on YTC noticeboards, at doctors’ surgeries, library, local shops and meeting halls • flyers at the above places • full social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter • front page article on YTC website since 24 February 2016 • articles on the “Yateley Community” Facebook page • front page article in the YTC Newsletter which went out last month with the free press to local homes (5000 copies given to distributor) • subject included on most Council agendas for several months • all information was available at May Fayre on the YTC stand. The lighting contractor has been calling on affected households, where the home occupiers have been present, while marking out the pavements where the new columns are due to be erected. 50 around Yateley June 2016
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Itâ€™s during half-term, so have fun and find out more about what we do Weâ€™ll be joined by Yateley Fire engine around Yateley 2016 June 51
We have 3 units of Brownies in Frogmore and Darby Green, visit http://www. girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/ volunteer/register_your_interest.aspx to register your interest and find out what unit your daughter could join.
Easter bonnets and Motherâ€™s Day crafts
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with some of the girls as they made their Brownie Promise. Plus some lovely presents for their mums for Motherâ€™s Day!
Farm to fork
Back in November, 3rd Brownies visited Tesco in Sandhurst to take part in a Farm to Fork experience to find out where all their food comes from. They were all given a book to complete and they were shown round the store by the very friendly staff. They were taken to the fish counter, the cheese counter â€“ where they tasted four cheeses and learned about the four animals whose milk makes
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cheese. They also went to the fruit and veg section where they learned where each one comes from and how they grow. They even got to go behind the scenes into the chillers! They finished off with a trip to the café where they got to try different fruits and breads and all got a goody bag to take home. Recently the girls also had a Christmasthemed evening, they decorated gingerbread reindeer, made wooden Christmas decorations and even had an indoor snowball fight! Hopefully there wasn’t too much snow to clear up after … but I’m sure it put everyone in the Christmas spirit!
Free Being Me
3rd Brownies finished their year by taking part in the Free Being Me badge scheme. For two weeks they undertook activities learning the importance of body confidence and focussing on inner beauty. Here you can see the girls acting out how magazines naughtily Photoshop their pictures, and also creating a web of positive body messages showing how this initiative is being spread all over the world. The girls had a fabulous two weeks and learned the importance of that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. For
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the last meeting of the year, some of the girls went to the Lookout in Bracknell. They had a picnic and played on the equipment, then built dens in the wood! Tawny Owl was brave enough to test them out ...!
3rd Brownies had an action-packed term! With the aid of a very helpful dad, they completed their Computer Badge! And they now have their very own website where they post a weekly blog about all the exciting things theyâ€™ve been doing. Head to http://3fanddg.weebly.com if you fancy a read! The Brownies also completed their First Aid badge with the help of a very kind mum this time! Then, for an end of term treat (and potentially to put some of those first aid skills to the test ...), they went to Farnborough Leisure Centre to softplay. The 1st F&DG Brownies have been girls had a fantastic time and, by the looks celebrating the Senior Sectionâ€™s 100th of the photo on the right, the Leaders did birthday this term by working towards too! a specially-designed badge. They have learnt the promise in Makaton, started to play 100 games and sing 100 songs, made paracord bracelets and found ways of photographing the number 100. They have just completed their World Cultures badge, celebrating the various nationalities of their unit,
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Yateley & District Gardening Society
Autumn Produce and Handicraft Show Saturday 27th August 2016 from 1.30–4.00 pm St Peter’s Church, Oaklands, Yateley, GU46 7LR
Young growers up to 12 yrs -
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Any vegetable, Longest runner bean Classes for age 7yrs and under: A drawing of Major Tim Peake in space A model animal made from fruit/vegetables 5 decorated cupcakes A Miniature Garden Classes for age 8 – 12 yrs: A drawing of Major Tim Peake in space A model animal made from fruit/vegetables 5 decorated homemade cupcakes A Miniature Garden Don’t delay, start today to grow your own flowers and vegetables and watch them grow For entry forms go to www.ydgs.org.uk, Yateley library or contact Hazel Goddard on 01252 874 532. Closing dates for entries Wednesday 24th August 56 around Yateley June 2016
including some very interesting talks from the parents. At Christmas they joined with the local Rainbow groups for a very enjoyable trip to see Aladdin. The Brownies also enjoy their holidays, and the variety of games and activities available. The photos show all the fun they get up to!
Healthy eating and shelter building
2nd Brownies have had some action-packed meetings recently making their own healthy tea as part of the Healthy Hearts badge. They had to plan what to make, list the ingredients and utensils they would need to make it. They had salads, wraps and even a noodle dish all of which were their own creations. In the weeks prior they had tried new fruit and vegetables such as mangoes, passion fruit, papaya, aubergine and radishes. They have talked about exercise taken part in a yoga evening and even planned and executed their own keep fit routines, they even went trampolining! They have also had a visit from a Guide Dog and their owner, explaining how their lives are different but also the same in many ways. To get out and about, the Brownies have also been doing some shelter building on the common with Jo one of the Countryside Rangers, unfortunately the bracken had not grown for them to cover their shelters but a great time was had by all. All the parents had a look at the shelters and were very proud of their survival skills!
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Spectacular view of water and clouds in the sky on the surface of Wyndhamâ€™s Pool. Against the mottled silver birch tree bark Betula pendula, a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major would be well hidden, but sidewayson Simon has managed to photograph this female about to strike the tree in search of tasty morsels for her supper. The male has a red patch on the back of his head. As well as insects, the Great spotted woodpeckers eat seeds and nuts and are therefore common visitors to garden bird tables. There are said to be 140,000 breeding 58 around Yateley June 2016
above: Wyndhams Pool
Wow! Yateley wildlife with
pairs in the UK, compared to only 1000-2000 of the rare lesser spotted variety. The habits of the Treecreeper Certhia familiaris are similar, mainly feeding on insects and spiders, supplemented by seeds in winter. Again, they can be difficult to see against the bark of this silver birch. The largest of the three British woodpeckers is the Green Woodpecker Picus viridis, which lives in trees, but doesnâ€™t feed on them. They are usually seen on grass, (below), particularly the short grass of lawns, and feed almost exclusively on ants, ants and more ants!
A pair of Tufted Ducks Aythya fuligula pictured on Moor Green Lakes. Although about 18,000 pairs are resident all year round, numbers are swollen in the winter to 120,000 birds from Iceland and northern Europe â€“ no thoughts of Brexit for these birds!
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1926 and all that
Abby Roper gave an informative and interesting talk on what was happening in Yateley in 1926. However, before she gave her presentation, Chairman Roger Coombes sadly announced that Stephen Long had lost his fight against leukaemia and Geoff Hoare, founder member of the Society, had passed away. A minute’s silence was observed. Abby said that while the Queen had never graced Yateley with her presence, but Brigadier-General Sir Gordon Guggisberg, Governor of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) did invite the son of the exiled Ashanti King to Yateley in 1924 and in 1927 the King of the Akyem, Nan Sir Ofori Atta stayed at Yateley Hall, where “Betty” de Winton Corry, guardian of Guggisberg’s two daughters, played hostess. “Betty” founded the local Women’s Institute in 1920, secured an Army hut and donated the land where the WI sits now. She organised annual open-top charabanc trips to London shows and the seaside, and held local flower shows at the Hall. There were two unfortunate deaths reported in 1926, one a visitor who drowned in Wyndhams Pool and a local man committed suicide for some supposed “disgrace”. The Old Cricketers pub was still used in 1926, replaced by the present building in 1928. Gadd’s Stores (Discoveries) was run by a Mr Webly until Mr Tice renamed it “Tice’s’’ in 1928. The electric light was first installed in St Peter’s in 1926. And the local Girl Guides (see above)were formed in Yateley aound the mid-1920s. 60 around Yateley June 2016
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Autumn Produce and Handicraft Show Saturday 27th August 2016 from 1.30 – 4.00 pm St Peter’s Church, Oaklands, Yateley, GU46 7LR
Classes include Fruit and vegetables, Cut flowers, Pot plants and flower arrangements Home made cakes, jams and preserves, Handicrafts, Children’s Classes For entry forms go to www.ydgs.org.uk, Yateley library or contact Hazel Goddard on 01252 874532. Closing dates for entries Wednesday 24th August
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Essential Contacts GOVERNANCE Member of Parliament, North East Hampshire (Yateley) Ranil Jayawardena MP House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. 020 7219 3000 email@example.com Member of Parliament, Aldershot (Frogmore & Darby Green) Sir Gerald Howarth MP House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. 020 7219 5650 firstname.lastname@example.org Hampshire County Council The Castle, Winchester SO23 8UJ. 0300 555 1375 www3.hants.gov.uk Hart District Council Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet GU51 4AE. 01252 622122 www.hart.gov.uk Yateley Town Council Council Offices, Reading Road, Yateley Green GU46 7RP. 01252 872198 www.yateley-tc.gov.uk EMERGENCIES Fire, Police and Ambulance 999 Childline 0800 1111 Silverline (helpline for older people) 0800 4 70 80 90 Samaritans 116123 UTILITIES Southern Electric (SSE) 0800 783 8866 Gas 0800 111 999 South East Water 0333 000 0365 Southern Water 0330 303 0277 or 0800 0270800 Thames Water (sewerage) 0800 3169800 Floodline 0345 988 1188 TRANSPORT Hart Shopper (book 1 to 6 days ahead, cost £5 or £2.50 concessionary) 07719799263 Sainsbury’s Watchmoor Park (Thursdays only, pick up Vigo Lane 09.47, Monteagle Lane 09.48, St Swithun’s 09.55, Manor Park 09.59) YELAbus Tracey 0771 9799263 Yateley Neighbourcare 03000 05 05 05 around Yateley 2016 June 63
Activities & Societies Blackwater Friday Club Meet every Friday 12.30-15.30 Darby Green & Frogmore Social Hall GU17 0NP for playing cards, bingo, curling, cross toss a ring, quiz, bring and buy, tea and biscuits. Contact Gillian Foster 01276 34100 or Jean Armstrong 01252 860584 Camberley & Yateley Friendship Centre for over 50s Meet third Thursday each month 14.00 Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane GU46 6JW and first Thursday for pub lunches at 12 noon. Contact Barbara Brown 01252 876615 Guiding Blackwater Valley (Yateley, Hawley, Frogmore and Darby Green) There is Guiding happening every night in the Blackwater Valley for Rainbows (6-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) and Rangers (14 and up). Find the unit that suits you best through https://enquiryym.girlguiding.org.uk/ Always looking for volunteers, they donâ€™t have to be every week. If you would like to join or talk about volunteering, try https://enquiryv.girlguiding.org.uk/ Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Organise monthly walks during the summer. Contact Lyn Deavin 01252 879255 www.hiwwt.org.uk K9 Planet dog training Dog training at Yateley Village Hall, every Wednesday 18.30-19.30. Contact email@example.com K9 Services dog training Dog training at Yateley Village Hall, every Friday noon-15.00. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Primrose Club For senior citizens, meet WI Hall, Reading Road GU46 7UH Contact Ann de Courcy on 07913 633790 or 01252 501182 Ramblers Association (NE Hants) www.nehantsramblers.hampshire.org.uk Rotary Club of Hart Meet Thursdays 19.30 for 20.00 North Hants Golf Club, Fleet GU51 1RF www.rotary-ribi.org.uk Theatre 64 Theatre drama group, meet Monday & Friday evenings Frogmore Junior School www.theatre64.org.uk 64 around Yateley June 2016
The Yateley Society Meet monthly except January 19.30 for 20.00 Red Cross Centre, Monteagle Lane GU46 6LU and at Yateley Green for May Fayre. www.ydgs.org.uk Tythings Coffee Club Meet every Thursday morning for a gentle chat, quizzes and raffles, and regular outings 10.45-12.45 The Tythings GU46 7RP Contact Ann Kern on 01252 872975 or email: email@example.com Yateley & Crowthorne Big Band Society Meet monthly second Tuesday 19.45-22.30 The Tythings GU46 7RP 01252 661037 Kay Sealey or firstname.lastname@example.org Yateley & District Gardening Society Meet monthly except January 19.30 for 20.00 Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane GU46 6JW and at Yateley Green for May Fayre. www.ydgs.org.uk Yateley & District University of the Third Age (U3A) Meet first Thursday each month 10.00 for 10.30 Sandhurst Memorial Hall GU47 9BJ www.yateleyu3a.org.uk Yateley & Hawley Bridge Club Meet Wednesdays and Fridays 19.20 Memorial Hall, Fernhill Road, Hawley GU17 9BW www.yhbc.org.uk or contact Alan Brown 01276 27354 or Judy Douch 01483 475133 Yateley Bowling Club 6-rink green and clubhouse The Bowling Green, Reading Road GU46 7RP https://yateleybowlsclub.sharepoint.com Yateley Choral Society Rehearse monthly Mondays 19.45-21.45 Drama Hall, Yateley Manor School GU46 7UQ www.yateleychoral.org.uk email: email@example.com Yateley Lifesaving Club Meet every Thursday TBA Yateley School pool, School Lane GU46 6NL Contact Pat Brewer on firstname.lastname@example.org Yateley Morris Men Meet Tuesdays (October-April) 20.00 Drama Hall, Yateley Manor School GU46 7UQ www.yateleymorrismen.org.uk email: email@example.com Yateley Neighbourhood Watch Assists residents in reducing the opportunities for crime and passing info to police. www.yateleynw.org.uk around Yateley 2016 June 65
Yateley War Memorial
Robert W[illiam] Hoile This is probably Robert William Hoile, Private, 7140, London Regiment (London Fusiliers) 1st/4th Bn. He died of wounds on 25 January 1917 in Flanders age 32. He was formerly 6294 4/3rd London Regiment. He was born at Warrimer Gardens, Battersea, Wandsworth on 11 October 1884 (ref December Quarter 1d 632). He was the son of Robert William Hoile (1861-1900) and Minnie Marie Warton (18621937) of Sandgate, Kent. In 1891 Robert lived with his father Robert W Hoile, 29, a civil service writer from Kent, Sandgate; his mother Minnie M, also 29, from London Brixton. Robert W was 6, with Gertrude M 5, Charles F 3, Herbert G 11 months, plus a visitor. For the 1901 census he was staying in servants’ quarters in Pall Mall at the United Services Club, entered as Robert W Hoile, 16, lamp boy. He worked as a Royal Navy ships’ waiter and valet in “Vivid1” on 1 February 1905 until 23 November 1905. At the time of the 1911 census he was 26 and head of household as club valet, with sister Bertha Hoile 19 (printer’s office clerk) and boarder Ada Tuck 18 (cigarette maker) at 41 Cumberland St, Belgravia. Robert Hoile married Ada Constance Tuck (1893-1948, daughter of Arthur and Alice Tuck) on 25 March 1916 at Wandsworth Registry Office. After his death, his effects were distributed, 14/4d to RP London on 2 April 1917, and £3-3-6d sent to his widow Ada C on 2 May 1917. His war gratuity of £3 sent to widow Ada Constance on 15 December 1919. Ada Hoile married Thomas Henry Taylor in 1920 in Wandsworth and, according to the voters lists, they lived in Epsom until 1939. Ada C Taylor died 1948 in Wandsworth. 66 around Yateley June 2016
Merville Cemetery Extension, ref II.A.36. His connection with Yateley is unknown. Benjamin Hooper Possibly Harry Benjamin Hooper, Private 204336, Hampshire Regiment 1st/6th Bn. He died 15 November 1918 in Mesopotamia. He was born in Broadmayne, Dorset in 1894, son of Richard Charles Hooper (1861??), brickmaker, and Sarah Ann Tucker (1860-??). His widow was Gertrude Nellie Wallis (nee Foot formerly Hooper 1891-??)), of Came Park, Dorchester. They married on 24 April 1916, in Tolpuddle, Dorset. He was a 22-year-old signalman labourer living in Eastleigh, she was 25 from Tolpuddle. His effects amounted to £7-8-8, and were sent to widow Gertrude Nellie Hooper on 19 August 1919, with a further £14-17s on 6 November 1919. Gertrude remarried on 4 December 1920 to widower Frank Wallis, labourer, in Broadmayne, Dorset. His connection to Yateley is still unknown. Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, ref XIV.J.13. James A Horne This must be Arthur James Horne, born in Yateley in 1892, son of James Horne (1861??) and Sophia Ann Wise (1863-??) (married 13 October 1883 at St Andrew’s, Ham, Surrey) of Cricket Hill, Yateley. Although christened Arthur James, perhaps he preferred to be called James, his father’s name. He was born in Yateley in 1892 (Hartley Wintney December Quarter ref 2c 155), at baptised at St Peter’s on 13 November 1892. In 1901 he was 8, living with parents James and Sophia Horne on Cricket Hill: James Horne head married 40 carter on farm (ag horse) born in Theale, Berkshire; Sophia wife married 39 born Maidensgrove, Oxon [a hamlet near Henley on Thames, although an earlier census listed her birthplace as Pishill, near Henley]; Emily 12 born in Hartley Wintney; Arthur 8 born Yateley; Nellie 4 born Yateley (baptised Ellen Patience Horne 16 August 1896); plus four boarders, all single women, three domestic servants (probably working at nearby Hilfield) and a French school teacher. In 1911 Arthur was 18 and a farm labourer still living in Cricket Hill, in a house with only 3 rooms. I wonder if this was the same house they occupied in 1901 when there were 9 people living together, or if they downsized? His father was still a farm carter 50, his mother 49 and he had a new young brother Charles 4. Arthur’s parents had been married 27 years and had 5 children all living, with a daughter Annie, born 1886 (who had moved out by 1901 and married William Charles Barrett in 1909 in Yateley). He joined the Hampshire Regiment at Bustard Camp, Hants No 2965 in the 1st/4th (TF) Battalion, as a Private and died of wounds in Iraq on 24 July 1915. He was 22 years old. According to the register of his effects, he was killed in Mejeninale. His effects of around Yateley 2016 June 67
£7-2-8 was paid to his father James on 22 August 1916, followed by a further payment of £3 War Gratuity on 27 September 1919. Cemetery: Basra Memorial Al Basrah, Basra, Iraq. William Hudson Possibly William George Hudson, son of Edmund (1861-7/1/1921) and Mary Hudson (1862-1914) of Church End, Yateley, born 1894, Yateley (June Quarter Hartley Wintney 2c 180) and baptised 17 June 1894 at St Peter’s. SE/7526 Acting Serjeant Army Veterinary Corps He was the son of Edmund Hudson who was a fly proprietor from Yorkshire, according to the 1901 census, although a licensed victualler at least from 18871895. William’s older brothers were fly driver and a groom respectively. William was 6 in 1901 and presumably a scholar at the village school. His mother Mary was from Basingstoke and all his siblings were born in Yateley. In 1911 William was a 16 year old club page, a visitor with Robert Searle in Iver Lane, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex. William’s sister Margaret May Hudson (1887-??) married a Christopher Thomas Searle in 1910. Cecil H[oward] Ker Cecil Howard Ker, Captain in Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Bn. Died 15 September 1914 at Missy-sur-Aisne, age 30. Born 4 November 1883 and baptised on 26 December, in Madras, India. He was the only son of George Darling Ker (1855-1920) and Alice Mary Eliza Bently (1853-1919) of Moorland House, Whitechurch, Tavistock. He was educated at Cheltenham College and served in the Boar War 1902 with the 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment (Militia), taking part in the operations in the Orange River Colony and Cape Colony from February to 31 May 1902, winning The Queen’s Medal with three clasps. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 1st Bedfords on 4 July 1903, promoted Lieutenant 27 March 1905 and Captain 20 November 1912. He went to France with the Expeditionary Force in August 1914. His battalion took part in the Batle of Mons, the subsequent retreat, the Batle of the Marne and the advance to the Aisne, and was killed in action near Missy-sur-Aisne, on 15 September 1914, being shot in the heart by a rifle bullet. His Commanding Officer wrote: “We have lost in him a very gallant officer and a 68 around Yateley June 2016
dear friend”. He played cricket and football for his school, was a first-class rifle shot, and an excellent racquet and hockey player. In 1910, he and Captain Leader of the Bedfords, were the Runners-up for the Military Doubles Racquet Championship, and in 1909, when the Bedfords won the Army Hockey Championship, he captained the regimental team. In 1901 he was a pupil age 17 at 111 Elm Grove Road, Barnes with Army and Civil Service tutor Buller Spicer, as an Army student, born in India. In 1911 he was stationed in Aldershot as a Lieutenant. He married Dorothy Hill-Climo (daughter of LtCol William Hill-Climo, Fir Glen, Yateley (1839-1919) and Margaret Jane Gouldsbury (1844-27 March 1922)), on 31 December 1912, at St George’s, Hanover Square. They had one son Johnnie George Skipton Ker born 4 June (1914-85). In the 1960 Post Office phone book for North Devon, Mrs Cecil Howard Ker was living at East-the-Water on Instow 117, while her son Major JGS Ker lived at The White Lodge, Westleigh on Instow 66. Cemetery: Vendresse British Cemetery, ref I.AA.2. Arthur Larder No further information currently (see Herbert Larder below). [Herbert Clifford Larder] Not on Yateley War Memorial, he was married to Cecelia Agar (1889-??), widow of Arthur Mustow. He was Private Herbert Larder No SE/9212 AVC Mobile Vet unit with 55th Division. He died on 1 September 1917 in 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, France. His effects amounting to £5-15s were sent to his widow Cecilia on 27 December 1917. For some reason his £10 War Gratuity of 14 October 1919 was paid in two lots around Yateley 2016 June 69
to Cecelia, a third of it, £3-6-8d on 16 December 1919 and the balance £6-13-4d on 7 February 1920. Herbert had married Mrs Cecelia Mustow (a war widow) on 15 December 1915 in Yateley. They had a child, Herbert C Larder in the first quarter of 1917. Cecelia Larder later married Christopher Byrne in 1920. Herbert was born in Axbridge, Somerset in 1888, son of Ambrose Larder (18461915) and Elizabeth Millard (1846-1919). In 1911 he was still living with his aging parents and brother in Mark, Somerset, as Bert, age 23, and working as a knacker’s labourer. When he enlisted in Weston-super-mare he stated he was born in Mark, Somerset and joined the Army Veterinary Corps. He was awarded the Victory and British war medals. I can only assume that there was a mix up with the names given to the engraver, as both Cecelia’s late husbands were mistakenly given the same Christian name. He is buried in the cemetery at Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de -Calais, France as H Larder. He is also listed on the Mark, Somerset War Memorial. Clarence R Legg Clarence John Legg, Private, 23026, Duke of Edinburgh’s Wiltshire Regiment 1st Bn. He died 25 March 1918 at Lagnicourt, age 22. He was born in Boscombe in 1896, younger brother of Reginald Loveless Legg (1892-1916), and son of George John Legg (blacksmith, 1868-1936) and Alice Laura Loveless (dressmaker, known usually as “Laura”, 1869-1949) of Mill Lane, Yateley. He was baptised as Clarance John Legg on 27 September 1896 at St James’ Church, Pokesdown and was living in Bournemouth with his parents in 1901. As “Clarance”, he worked as a grocer’s lad in 1911, with his parents, two sisters and grandmother in Mill Lane, Yateley. His effects, including war gratuity amounted to £28-18-4d, was sent to his father John G on 26 March 1919. Buried in Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, Lagnicourt-Marcel, Departement du Pasde-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Reginald [Loveless] Legg Reginald Loveless Legg, Private, PO/15563, Royal Marine Light Infantry on HMS Invincible. Younger brother of Clarence John Legg (1896-1918), he was born in Boscombe on 21 September 1892, son of George John and Alice Laura Legg (nee Loveless) of Mill Lane, Yateley. In the 1901 census he was simply referred to as Reggie Legg He enlisted 18 October 1909, Portsmouth Division. He was stationed at Wickham, 70 around Yateley June 2016
Hants with RNLI age 18 in 1911. Died 31 May 1916, age 25. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, ref 22. Charles M[ackenzie] Macrae Charles Mackenzie Macrae, Lieutenant, Hampshire Regiment, 1st/4th Bn. He was born on 28 September 1893 in Calicut, Malibur, Madras, India. He was the eldest son of Mrs Sylvia Frances Macrae (nee Ferguson 1871-16 May 1935) of Kerala, Yateley, and Alexander William Macrae, Companion of the Indian Empire (1858-2 February 1920). A W Macrae was a coffee planter who become managing director of the company. His house in Yateley was named after his plantation in Kerala. In 1911 Charles was living as school boarder age 17 in Chaddesley, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset 1911, with tutor Alexander Frederick Fellowes and his family. Charles Macrae matriculated from Worcester College, Oxford, in 1913 where he represented the college in shot put. On the outbreak of war he swiftly obtained a commission in the 4th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment and sailed in October 1914 to join the Indian Expeditionary Force in the Persian Gulf. He was killed in action at Gurma Sapha on the banks of the Euphrates on 5 May 1915. The Soldiers’ Effects papers state that Charles Mackenzie Macrae died in the Persian Gulf, was killed in action and the sum of £41-13s was transferred on 8 May 1916. The records show that Miss Dorothy Macrae of Kerala, Yateley, Hants, requested her late brother’s medals, the Victory medal, British War medal and the 15 Star, but they were addressed to Mrs A W Macrae. Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery, II.R.7.
The scouts’ Macrae Hut in Macrae Road was built by the Macrae family
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