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TO THE POINT Guildford Undetected Tumour Screening (GUTS) was founded in 1983 by Professor Chris Marks, who recognised that early detection was key to improving bowel cancer survival rates. GUTS initiated one of the first bowel cancer mass screening programmes in the UK, reaching 20,000 patients from 37 GP practices in the Guildford area in its first year. Since then GUTS funding has been pivotal both in research to advance screening and detection, and in improving the care, treatment and outcomes for patients from across the south of England. Over the years GUTS has raised funds for numerous projects including a da Vinci Surgical Robot and a Genetic Analyser. GUTS-funded research projects published in medical journals have also contributed to a better understanding of colorectal cancer. One of their fundraisers was an annual Classic Car Rally, which was started by Sarah Grillo and ran

for 10 successful years, raising many thousands of pounds. Last year Sarah sadly announced her retirement and I’m pleased to say that your editor, along with three friends, has decided to take over the mantle. Stefan Reynolds Editor

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Our first GUTS Motor Tour will be taking place this year on the 7th September 2014 and will run from Passfield, nr Liphook, Hants to the Brooklands Motor Circuit. Although principly for ‘classic’ motor cars, more recent models will be considered for inclusion. The cost, including breakfast, is £60 for two people and the car. At the time of writing, we have a few places left, so if any reader is interested in joining us, please contact us at gutsmotortour@gmail.com or call me on 01483 421601. It’s a great, fun event for a very worthwhile charity. For more information, please visit www.gutsfbc.co.uk/events.

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Jottings Many thanks to everyone who has taken the trouble to email us with your kind comments; we love hearing from you. There seems to be as much going on as ever so hope you manage to get to some of the events and that you are all having a very enjoyable summer. As last month, the Jottings are in date order - we hope this makes for easier reading. Guildford Summer Festival started on 20th June and continues through to Saturday 2nd August. It coincides with The Guildford Fringe Festival and I have highlighted some of those events in this month’s Jottings. There is literally something to do every day throughout July. There’s theatre, shows and concerts in venues such as The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, The Electric Theatre and G Live, a Fitness Festival at Surrey Sports Park and even a charity raft race on the River Wey. You can look at the brochure online at www.guildford.gov.uk/ guildfordsummerfestival. Godalming Quakers have a display at Godalming Museum until Saturday 5th July entitled Peacemakers in Wartime and Now. Have you ever wondered what happened to those who refused to fight in WWI? Read the real life stories of those who lived by Quaker values, investing in nonviolence, reconciliation and peacemaking throughout this period of conflict by becoming Conscientious Objectors, experiencing solitary

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confinement, hard labour and sometimes execution, or serving in the Friend Ambulance Unit or Friends War Victims Relief Service. Read about the experiences of local people and the wider picture. Contact 01483 414767 or 01428 684061. Guildford Rambling Club is meeting at 10.30am on Tuesday 1st July at Bramley (Old) Station for a five mile walk. See www. guildfordramblingclub.org.uk. Also, the club will be contributing walks to Walkfest on the 12th, 17th, 18th and the 27th of the month. ‘Freedom to Roam’ is a new exhibition by oil and acrylic painter, Stephen Hornsby-Smith. It takes place at The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford GU4 8JU from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 31st July. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm; entry is free. Browse and buy from this fabulous selection of wildlife oil paintings, posters and cards. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more information visit the website www.davidshepherd.org. Ladies, have you ever thought about joining the WI? Ockford-Godalming Afternoon WI usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm at the Scout & Guide Headquarters, Seymour Road, off Eashing Lane, Godalming. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd July, when

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Val Napier will be talking about ‘Osteoporosis – how can we care for our bones’. The group takes a break in August but regular monthly meetings will return in September with a talk by Jenny Nockolds on ‘Walking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu’. As well as regular meetings summer outings are arranged. There are social evenings, plus monthly local pub lunches, book reading evenings and regular art and craft sessions. If you would like to go along and join a friendly and lively group of ladies, contact the secretary on 01483 421433. You will be warmly welcomed. Pilgrim Morris Men of Guildford will be dancing, playing and singing around the area throughout the summer, typically at a pub on a Wednesday evening from about 8pm. Have you thought about having a crack at it yourself? It’s good aerobic exercise as well as being fun. Although their practice and teaching season does not start until the autumn, you can go along and be a part of it during the dancing season. If you have an acoustic instrument, then take that with you as they often have a music session in the pub after the dancing. If you have danced the morris before then so much the better! During July they will be found at The Mill Tavern, Shottermill on Wednesday 2nd; The Saddler’s Arms, Send Marsh, followed by The Ship, Ripley, on Wednesday 9th; The Keystone, Guildford, followed by The Ship at St Catherine’s,

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Body Shapes with Kirstie Smillie There are many fashion blogs written on body shape by a growing number of ‘fashion experts’, but in the end it always comes down to personal choice for your own lifestyle and your own unique body shape. It’s easy to dress a size six model with minimal curves and firm body mass but for ‘real’ ladies, in spite of all the choices on the high street and on-line, there are restrictions to what suits your shape and wardrobe requirements. Understanding your body shape is useful to aid the choice of garments as you trudge into that changing room. The reality is that most of us sit between two or maybe three shapes and we have to adjust the information to suit. If you know you have a fuller bust and that a lower neckline is preferable, just ignore those dresses that don’t fit the brief, but at the same time don’t let changeable details put you off. A full length sleeve can be altered to a shorter length, and a below knee hem can be shortened to sit just at the right point. If you are fuller figured, avoid those younger brands that don’t allow for curves. Don’t waste

time when you know it’s not for you. But do be decisive in your initial selection. Write down a list of what you are actually looking for… three-quarter sleeve, not black, small print, v-neck. Basic wardrobe additions can help. I have a large selection of fine gauge camisoles which are perfect to fill in a too-low neckline or add length to a top that is sitting just too uncomfortably above my waist. Personally I know that I am drawn to busy prints - they make me smile and I feel excited to wear them. Great tailoring, easy care, good quality fabrics all rate highly on my wish list, so I ignore any garments that don’t fit the bill. We all make mistakes, but it is important to enjoy fashion and feel happy to put clothes on in the morning and feel the lift when you wearing the right styles for you, whatever the trend reports may be telling you. So use this information as a tool to guide you, but not as strict rules that cannot be ignored. Next time you go shopping, start at the other end of town. Visit shops you would normally walk past. Get inspired by small details, like how it feels when you touch it? There should be an emotional link. Budget for the best you can afford, instead of lots of little bits that you think are just ok. Kirstie is a Personal Fashion Stylist with many years experience. For one-to-one shopping and styling appointments, tailored to your own requirements, call 07773 234947 or email kirstie@ kirstiesmillie.com.

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* Look at ‘girlie’ clothes with details like frills and ruffles. * Boat necks, slash necks and higher scoop necklines will add the illusion of a fuller bust, including scarves for neckline detail. * Gathered skirts and front pleated trousers add shape and volume * Avoid low necklines, and very skinny fitting garments, instead have fun with creative fashion layering or multi prints. Volume Coat/Hobbs Floral prints/Oasis

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* Wear wide necklines, cowls and drapes * Colour on the top half and dark colours on the bottom. * Avoid skinny jeans; bootcut or boyfriend jeans work best. * Opt for wider tailored trousers showing your slim waist. * Fit and flare dresses and a-line skirts are the ideal feminine styles * Avoid tunics or jackets which finish at your widest point and will hide your upper body shape. Go for shorter, waisted styles or longer length Wide Trousers/Hobbs Fit and Flare Dress/Wallis

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* Tunics over slim trousers; layer short over long with cardigans that finish at waist length to show waist definition. * Dresses with tummy drape details and v-necks will flatter and create curves. * Tapered sleeves will slim down the upper body * Opt for central prints instead of all over designs. * Avoid tucking in tops, instead layer looser tops over slim trousers. Tunic dress/Mary Portas Relaxed cardigan jacket/ Fenn Wright Manson July 2014

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Little or Richard Wood on 01483 276246 for details of all upcoming events. We have dates for July’s Antique & Collectors Craft Fairs. Cranleigh Village Hall, 3rd and 17th July from 7.30am3.30pm and Shere Village Hall, 13th and 27th July from 11am-5pm. Free entry and parking; refreshments available.

Cranleigh Village Club Sports & Social Club is located in Parsonage Road, 100 yards from Lloyds bank next to the Christopher Robin day Godalming Theatre Group is holding nursery (formerly the British Legion). their 50th anniversary concert on Everyone is very welcome to go along Saturday 5th July at 7.30pm and and sample the hospitality. The bar Sunday 6th July at 7pm at The Ben serves special ales and guest ales at Travers Theatre at Charterhouse the lowest prices in the village and School. The show will tell the story of there’s good food, live music, and GTG told through songs and narration sports facilities. You can also book the from the very first production in 1964 function room for a wedding, party, to the present day reliving 50 years christening, funeral or games night of entertainment. Directed by Keith with a skittle alley. They have a big Thomas and David Dray, musical screen available for films or events. direction is by Peter Roberts. Tickets The club is open Monday to Friday 12 are £15 and can be booked online at noon-2.30pm; evenings 6pm-11pm. www.gtguk,com or by calling 01483 Saturday 12 noon-11.30pm, Sunday 425556. 12 noon-10.30pm. There is live music most Saturday nights and a Quiz1Night The Seale Sands Hughes Waddell Dec_Layout 11/03/2013 09:25and Page 1 Summer Show is on Friday 25th July and bingo every on Saturday July 5th at 1.30pm, and Sunday night at 7.30pm. Call Yvonne the theme this year is ‘Carnival’ - a

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touch of Brazil is coming to the local area. The show has all the normal treats like the marquee full of local flowers, wonderful produce and terrific children’s art, plus the many exciting stalls, archery, the coconut shy and the vintage cars. Alongside these treats will be the central arena packed full of exciting activities to reflect the Carnival theme, including Limbo dancing, Samba dancing and a Carnival Queen and they will join the old favourites such as Drench the Wench, Prof Dumpling’s Punch and Judy, the Dog Disorder and delightful Maypole Dancing from the children of Barfield School. Highlight of the show will be the ‘Decorated Wheelbarrow Procession’, and it would be wonderful to have 60 or more wheelbarrows processing through the arena. Theme is Carnival, so suitable themes might include boats, dragons, fruit, spiders, palm trees, beach scenes, colourful clothing etc. If you Google ‘Decorated wheelbarrows’ budding wheelbarrowers may get some further ideas. It will be great fun so find the wheelbarrow, get decorating and join the procession, everyone is welcome.

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Sattenham House Garden in Rake Lane, Milford GU8 5AB will be open in the afternoon of Saturday 5th July from 2pm to 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to visit Sattenham, which features an established Italianate garden, a wonderful tulip tree believed to be the tallest local specimen, a walled pottager, traditional herbaceous borders, a tropical garden, an ornamental pond and an historic barn. A good selection of homebaked cakes will be available with tea, and homegrown plants, exotics, perennials and annuals are available to buy. Plenty of parking in the field opposite. All proceeds to charity. Any queries call Sue on 01483 423788. Farncombe Music Club has two dates to note in July. On Sunday 6th July is Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe at St. John’s Church Room, Farncombe. The whole event will be recorded and broadcast on presenter Brian’s internet-based Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, on which emerging artists are showcased alongside established performers. The show

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SURREY BOY MAKES GOOD!

Nick Farley talks to motor racing legend John Surtees John Surtees OBE is definitely ‘Surrey boy made good’. Made very good, in fact. He truly is a world figure and a racing legend we can all admire. He was born in Tatsfield and now lives in Lingfield, both in Surrey. His business however has been based in Kent at Edenbridge, where he still has an office, and it was at Brands Hatch that he first made his racing name. If you are not interested in motor sport, or if you are but are of tender years, you may not know too much about him other than the endlesslyquoted fact that he is the only man to have won World Championships on two wheels and on four: for the record he actually won seven World titles on motorbikes between 1956 and 1960 and he was F1 World Champion driving a Ferrari in 1964. All of which is remarkable enough and a truly amazing achievement, and one which is unlikely ever to be repeated, but how about this: the very first car race he ever saw was one in which he was actually taking part; not only that, it was one in which he came second to Jim Clark! Moreover, it could be argued, July 2014

and I would certainly argue it, that had he been a little more prudent and perhaps a little less ‘emotional’ (his word, not mine) he would have won more F1 Championships. Perhaps because of ‘emotion’ he didn’t, as he put it to me “….. always find myself sitting in the best (F1)seat”. Right seat or not he’s had an incredible career in a dangerous sport. He celebrates his 80th birthday this year and that’s provided me with a jolly good reason to talk to him. I actually first met him in 1971 when I was working for The London Evening News which was sponsoring every race meeting of the season – cars and motorbikes – at Brands Hatch, and it was therefore decided that editorially we needed an expert who could talk knowledgably both about bikes and cars. Who fitted that description better than John Surtees? The fact that he also knew Brands Hatch about as well as he knew his own kitchen was a bonus. My role? I was the humble gobetween twixt him and the Evening News. The thing that I remember about him from that time was his single-mindedness, his determination and the breadth of his knowledge. Remember that by 1971 he had already been a top F1 driver for over 10 years and he’d been World Champion in 1964. Not only was he still driving and winning in F1 cars in 1971, he was also designing and building his own Surtees F1 cars and other racing cars, notably the championship-winning F2 cars, at his Edenbridge factory. 13


the crash, he was living in Italy in a Ferrari apartment. He was secure as the Number One driver for Ferrari, he had already won the Syracuse Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix of that year and he was leading the World Championship when, on a matter of principle and because of ‘politics’, he walked out of Ferrari. Just imagine that. In that position he simply left Ferrari! Who else would have done that? Had he swallowed hard, bitten his tongue and stayed he would probably have been the F1 Champion again in 1966. But swallowing hard and biting the tongue are not Surtees traits, so off he went and drove the rest of the 1966 F1 season in a Cooper Maserati, ending up with a couple of podium finishes and a win at the Mexican Grand Prix. That’s the determination bit.

Flying over Ballaugh Bridge in the Isle of Man TT 1957

When I asked him about this he said: “The most important person you’ve got to please is yourself. I got carried away with the emotional challenge. Walking out (on Ferrari) while I was leading the World Championship wasn’t what I planned.” It’s clear when talking to him again after a gap of 43 years that nothing has changed. There’s still the same enthusiasm, the same drive and energy and the same humour and the proverbial spade is still going to be called a spade. Has he mellowed over the years? “I think I’m the same, but experience teaches you……one or two things I did in life were a bit too emotional.”

Left: The new book published this month which will help fund the Foundation Right: John at the inauguration of the Air Ambulance blood transfusion service funded by the Henry Surtees Foundation

Let me give you a feel for what I mean about his ‘emotional’ responses, his occasional imprudence and his ever present determination. In 1964 he was the Ferrari number one driver and he won the World Championship that year in a Ferrari. In 1965 he had numerous F1 podium positions for Ferrari, but he finished the year with a monumental racing accident in Canada which he was lucky to survive. Then, in 1966, still getting over 14

One of the things which I admired about him all those years ago was his obvious enthusiasm for those race tracks which we mere spectators regarded as the ‘real’ race tracks. Those spectacular tracks which were ultimately dropped from the championship calendar because they were deemed to be too dangerous. Tracks such as the old 14 mile Nürburgring – his very first F1 victory was at the Nürburgring - and the old nine mile Spa circuit as well as the 37 mile motorcycle Isle of Man TT circuit. Tracks which had indeed claimed many lives. These were tracks at which Surtees excelled. Thankfully the Isle of Man TT continues, although it is no longer part of the World Motorcycle Championships, and there are, of course, still F1 Grand Prix held vantagepointmag.co.uk


at Spa and the Nürburgring, but those two tracks today are much shorter and tamer than they were in Surtees’s day. For example, in the mid-1950s, and that’s 60 years ago, his 500cc MV motorbike was achieving speeds of over 170mph along the old Masta Straight at Spa and I simply can’t imagine what that must have felt like on the bikes of that era. He is glad to have been able to ride and drive on those dangerous circuits: “I would have regretted missing the sheer thrill of riding and driving the old Spa circuit, the old Nürburgring and the Isle of Man”. It was in the Isle of Man that “I hit a cow….that was another experience!”. That’s one way of putting it I suppose. The cow apparently made a full recovery and fortunately John was unharmed too; only the bike suffered. However, the danger of motor sport is not something that Surtees has escaped: in 2009 his 18 year old son, Henry, was killed while racing at Brands Hatch when the wheel of another car came off and hit him. As a result of that tragic accident, and to commemorate Henry’s life, John started The Henry Surtees Foundation which, among other things, provides help and support for people with brain or physical injuries to return to community living. And last year, in partnership with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) The Henry Surtees Foundation provided the Air Ambulance helicopters with blood transfusion equipment and also funded two Honda cars to transport blood in temperature controlled containers to the helicopter bases at Marden and Redhill. This valuable funding enables blood transfusions to be carried out at the scene of accidents rather than patients having to wait until they reach hospital before they get what may be a life-saving transfusion. In the first year 69 emergency transfusions were carried out. Raising funds for the Foundation’s continuing work is now the focus of John’s enthusiasm, drive and energy and in this year, his 80th birthday year, and the 50th anniversary of his F1 Championship year, he still has a very busy schedule of appearances to help raise money. A marvellous new book, a pictorial celebration July 2014

In 2013 John was awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy at The RAC Club in Pall Mall.

of his amazing career, will be published this month and will raise further funds for the Foundation. (See panel.) He’s still driving his racing cars and riding his racing bikes at displays and exhibitions and he will be driving a 1964 Ferrari F1 car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June. There are those who say he should be Sir John Surtees and there has long been a campaign to bring this about. I had to ask him what he thought about it and the embarrassed response was “...it’s up to others. If it happens it happens, but if it doesn’t it doesn’t”. Well in my opinion it’s a crying shame if it doesn’t. FIND OUT MORE

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bike ride from Godalming to Cannes and back. Will Johnson will be raising money for The Dan Eley Foundation, which most locals are now familiar with, and Sina Monfard will be raising money for UNICEF. At the moment they are planning, training and trying to get as much publicity as they can in order to raise as much as possible for their charities. I am sure that I will be giving more details of their endeavours in future issues. Visit www.tocannnesandback.com for more details. The Surrey Sculpture Society will be returning to Loseley Park to celebrate their 20th anniversary by staging a Sculpture Trail in the two and a half acre Walled Garden. The sculptures, created by members of the society, who range from talented amateurs to highly acclaimed professional sculptors, will be displaying their work in the many ‘rooms’ of the award winning enclosed gardens from 7th July until 4th August (11am-5pm, Sunday to Thursday). For exhibition details visit www.surreysculpture. org.uk.

The next meeting of the Busbridge Evening WI will take place at the Village Hall on Tuesday 8th July starting at 8pm when Matthew Alexander, an Honorary Remembrancer of Guildford, will give a talk entitled ‘The History of Guildford’. In addition to each meeting, there are other activities taking place every month. The Sewing group meets twice a month, they have a vibrant book club, some members play Mah Jong (these sessions are held in someone’s home) and usually there is a walk planned too. Social events include lunches and theatre visits. They welcome visitors to all their meetings so do go along for an evening of entertainment in a friendly informal setting. For any further information contact the secretary Penny Howell on 01483 415904. Waverley Dowsers will meet again on the evening of the 8th July in Farnborough and on the evening the 9th September in the Farnham area. They will be using a variety of dowsing tools and the theme will be archaeological dowsing. New comers

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are welcome and further information can be obtained by contacting Michael Haxeltine on 01252 541639. Godalming Photographic Club’s 31st Annual Exhibition will take place at Godalming Museum from Tuesday 8th July until Saturday 26th July. The club is a regular exhibitor at the museum and the very high standard of photographs shown makes it an event not to be missed. There is always a wide variety of subjects, techniques and styles on display with many photographs being available for sale, mounted or unmounted. The club has about 80 members, meeting on Wednesday evenings (from September to June) in the large hall at the Broadwater Park Community Centre, Summers Road, Farncombe GU7 3BH from 7.45pm for 8pm to 10pm. There is a wide range of different activities including workshops and visiting speakers. Meetings are always friendly and entertaining and cater for all abilities and ages (from 15 upwards). Club members encompass a wide range of skills from amateur to professional

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CRANLEIGH SHOW 2nd August 2014 Kids can come to Cranleigh Show for just £1 each this year. This ia a new initiative by Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society aimed at making this wonderful rural day out as family friendly as possible. The show has something for everyone. It is a great place to meet a whole range of farm animals, from long-horned Highland cattle to rare-breed sheep, magnificent pigs to dinky pygmy goats which will all be competing for coveted championships. And children will also be able to get close up to smaller animals in the Fisher’s Farm Park display. The horse show has also been re-designed to make it a fun event for all horse and pony owners. There will be classes suitable for all levels, from lead rein to ridden hunters and retrained racers. So if you have a pony, bring it along and have a go. The popular heavy horse competition is back, along with the stylish private and light trade turnout driving classes. Main arena events include the Kangaroo Kid and his Joey, one of the most exciting aerobatic quad bike displays in the world. Who jumps higher, revs faster, does more derring-do – the Kangaroo or his Joey? – for the Aussie stunt rider has teamed up with his son. The internationally famous lumberjack team Adam’s Axemen will be there with an amazing display of competitive axe racing. Andy Jackman of the BBC’s ‘One Man and his Dog’will be explaining the unique bond between shepherd and sheepdog in the main arena and birdwatchers will have a field day thanks to Eagle Heights from Kent. A Bald Eagle named Kayla will soar 18

above the crowd, a White-backed Vulture called Becks go galumphing around the arena and a Falcon will hurtle at 120mph, while a little Barn Owl just floats around amongst the crowd. Cranleigh Show prides itself on being part of the local community and it is run by volunteers for Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society as a not-for-profit event. This year the Richard Onslow pub in Cranleigh High Street is taking part, creating a pop-up pub on the showground and featuring beer from the Firebird Brewery just down the road in Rudgwick. Firebird is a new microbrewery run by experienced brewers who just couldn’t quite retire (and your editor can vouch for the quality of their product)… Learn to cast a fly, watch Warrenby Gun Dogs demonstrate obedience training and go all nostalgic over vintage tractors while children try their hand at archery, ‘beat the goalie’, bungee trampoline and quad bikes. The popular ‘Fun with Farming’ display is back with fleeces, seeds and a model cow to milk who won’t kick the pail over. See you there and don’t forget to bring the dog! FIND OUT MORE

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As Guildford Shakespeare Company gear up for their second show of summer 2014, here’s a peek behind the scenes of what goes into the workings of Surrey’s award-winning theatre company. Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC), which specialises in site-responsive theatre, was established in 2006 by two local actors, Matt Pinches and Sarah Gobran. Their objective was to re-ignite people’s passion for Shakespeare and theatre-going by producing immersive, accessible and innovative home grown theatre in interesting and unusual non-theatre spaces. Sarah graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 1998 and met Matt whilst they were acting in a show together, just down the road in Sutton. Matt meanwhile had trained in West Yorkshire at the prestigious Bretton Hall, specialising in devised and physical theatre. Over the years they have appeared in a whole range of the theatre from Alan Ayckbourn to Roald Dahl, from pantomime to village hall touring… but their lasting passion had always been Shakespeare. So, at Christmas 2005, they came up with the idea to stage an open-air production in Guildford’s Castle Gardens. “I had taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival some years before”, explains Sarah, “so I had some idea of how to put something together, but I had no idea that this one event would snowball into what is now Guildford Shakespeare Company!” Working with the tiniest of budgets – “we started with just £1,000 from an advert that I had just shot” – and calling on all 20

the contacts and favours they had built up in the industry, Matt and Sarah unveiled the first GSC production, Much Ado About Nothing in July 2006. It played for just 10 performances to sold out audiences every night, in glorious sunshine. “We were really blessed with the weather, the team and all the support we garnered for this first event”, recalls Matt. “We even received support from Sir Derek Jacobi, Lord and Lady Rix and Sir Kenneth Branagh” (who earlier this year attended their acclaimed Othello in Holy Trinity Church). This year is their most ambitious, with four productions. Following Othello in February and Twelfth Night in June, their next production is Henry V at Guildford Cathedral which will run from the 14th to 26th July and will be followed by their inaugural autumn season with a unique staging of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Work on each main season begins at least 12 months before the audience arrives. Working with non-theatre venues means vantagepointmag.co.uk


campaign. An added complexity is that the posters are usually needed well before the design concept of the show is decided upon.” Rehearsals are six days a week, from 10am to 6pm in Guildford (sometimes longer with evening rehearsals for fight calls or dance routines). “Rehearsals are usually two and a half to three weeks in length and are very intense, even more so in the summer when we start performing the first play at night and rehearsing the second during the day.

that planning stages can be longer - the first time they worked with College of Law on Portsmouth Road, discussions began four years beforehand. Once the venue and dates are confirmed, key members of the creative team such as the director, designer and lighting designer are engaged. Over the next three to four months, whilst they begin to formulate their plans for the productions, the raising of finance through sponsorship and funding applications commences. At the same time, marketing schedules are drawn up for the 12 weeks leading up to the start of the season. Casting usually takes place two to there months before rehearsals. GSC regularly has between 1000-1400 actors submitted by agents for the eight jobs on offer. Sarah, who heads up the casting process, added: “It can be a very complex operation, especially in the summer when you have two directors wanting different things from the same cast. Eventually we see about 60 actors for audition in London, and often do recalls for the people we want to see again… and of course that’s not taking into account the actors you want to re-employ.” Matt looks after the marketing of the shows, which for a non-building based company also presents its challenges. “Each time we launch a season it is a little like starting from scratch again, to remind people that GSC exists. Our venues are diverse and we don’t that easy recognition from the public that ‘I know theatre happens here’. We employ a mix of marketing tools from distributing 70,000 flyers to making movie-style trailers. Our posters are always commented upon and getting that artwork right is crucial to success of the July 2014

“Expectations from both audiences and within the industry itself have become more intense, which is wonderful,” observes Matt. “But when you’re not core-funded and need 75% of revenue to come from earned income (the show budget for Summer 2014 is just under £100,000 and will create 21 jobs), the pressures are large and the margins are small.” Happily, 2014 is shaping up to be the company’s best year yet. With Othello, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Twelfth Night and Henry V under their belts, one might be forgiven for thinking that the year was nearly done. “We’re really excited to be launching our brand new autumn season this October”, adds Sarah. “It has been a long time in coming, but the introduction of our third full season will see us become, in the public’s eye, a year round producing company for the first time. The Canterbury Tales look set to be another first for GSC as we are writing the script ourselves, the launch of our own literary legacy, if you like.” Before all that though, Guildford Shakespeare Company will be calling you “once more unto the breach” as their five-man Henry V is unleashed in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral. This production will include especially designed light projections, placing this iconic building centre stage. So why do they do it? “When people have the opportunity to see the text live, the world of the play is opened up to them, the character’s circumstances and dilemmas are real and they are given an opportunity to engage directly with the story and the action. Suddenly it’s not “all Greek to me” but rather an event which they are part of. One of the most rewarding – and regular – comments we receive is “I never thought Shakespeare could be like that!” FIND OUT MORE For Henry V tickets, Summer Schools and more details about Guildford Shakespeare Company and the work it does visit the website at www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk or call the box office on 01483 304384. Top left: Rehearsals get underway. Bottom left: A cast member from The Merry Wives of Windsor. Top: The summer 2014 company of actors and stage managers, with Twelfth Night director Tom Littler. 21


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photographers. New members are always welcome and full details are available at www.godalmingphoto. org. Godalming Museum is located at 109a High Street, Godalming GU7 1AQ, opposite the Pepperpot. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. The Local Studies library is open in the afternoons from 1pm to 4pm. Light refreshments are available throughout the day. Children are always welcome. There is a delightful Jekyll style garden at the rear of the museum and an excellent gift shop. Godalming Museum is run in partnership by Waverley Borough Council and Godalming Museum Trust. For further information contact the museum on 01483 426510 or visit www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk.

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Farncombe Morning Townswomen’s Guild’s next meeting will be on Wednesday 9th July in St. John’s Church Room, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, from 10am to 12 noon, when their speaker will be Tessa

Weaver, on the important work of the Godalming & District ‘First Responder’ service. If you would like to go as a visitor for just £1 entrance fee, you will be made very welcome by members, especially at tea and coffee time. Also, advance notice that on 13th August starting at 2.30pm, they will be holding their Garden Party, where besides tea, refreshments and chat, there will be a Bring and Buy stall. For more information on the Guild and membership, contact their Secretary, Jill Bird, on 01483 860917. Friday 11th July sees the final Grayshott Music Club gig for the 2013/14 season and what a good one it should be. Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby return following their hugely popular appearance back in September 2012. By way of a change the gig is taking place at Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA and starts at 7.30pm. Cathryn, from Virginia, USA has a growing reputation as a singer and a songwriter. Brian is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with

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progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. Their songs are delivered with passion and played with precision and together they produce the finest quality Brit Americana music (www. craigandwilloughby.com). Support: to be confirmed. Adult Tickets £12, Children under 16, £6. Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096. Personal callers may buy their tickets for all Grayshott Folk Club events from Magical Rooms, Grayshott (call 01428 608340), Grayshott Social Club(01428 604041) or Haslemere Bookshop, Haslemere (call: 01428 652952). Learn more about the history of Godalming through its buildings and landscape. The next walk this summer will be on Saturday 12th July starting at 2.30pm at the Pepperpot. The walking is gentle and the walk usually lasts about an hour and a half. If you would like more information please contact Pam Talbot at pamtalbot@ clara.co.uk. If the walks have to be cancelled a notice will appear on the Pepperpot door. The walks are free, just turn up.

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THE GODALMING FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday, 5th July 2014 • 10am - 5pm Godalming Town Centre

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Children’s activities, live entertainment and music all day.

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JO WHEATLEY, TV BAKING WINNER TO JUDGE THE GREAT GODALMING BAKING COMPETITION!! Jo Wheatley will be demonstrating making cakes, judging the Great Godalming Baking Competition and signing copies of her book.

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Godalming Food Festival SATURDAY 5TH JULY 10am to 5pm

As a proud Sponsor of the Godalming Food Festival we feel support for this type of event is very important for the Town of Godalming. Our joint sponsors, The Little Greene Paint Company, had no hesitation in supporting a local event for one of their customers. This will be the best Food Festival of all since we started producing the event five years ago. We are extremely grateful to our partners at Godalming Town Council and thanks must go to everyone involved in putting this event together. We are delighted to welcome Jo Wheatley, winner of the TV Baking Competition, and we are looking forward to seeing the delightful cakes and savouries she will be demonstrating. Our Great Godalming Baking competition is kindly sponsored by Sainsburys of Godalming and will be judged by Jo, so get your entry forms in as soon as possible. We have delicious, global street food, a cider festival at the Star, farmers’ market produce, plenty of entertainment, expert food demonstrations and lots of activities to keep the children amused. Enjoy browsing the foodie stalls and enjoy our own unique high street, we think there really is something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there John Taylor President of the Chamber of Commerce and owner of Cornmeter

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Cakes Savoury Bread Cupcakes Entry fee: £5 adult and £3 children (5-7 yrs/8-11 yrs/12-16 yrs) To enter, please pick up an entry form from The Toy Box, Wharf Street or download one from www.godalmingchamber.org or www.godalmingfoodfestival.com. Please complete and return to the Toy Box with your entry fee. Bake your entry and then bring it/them to the Wilfrid Noyce Centre on Saturday 5th July between 10am & 12noon. Jo Wheatley will judge entries between 12.30 and 2.30pm, and winners will be announced at The Pepperpot at 4.30pm when prizes will be awarded.

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Face Painting Cup Cake Decorating Food Trail BRIO Playfest Lucky Cup Cake Game Marshmallow & Fruit Kebabs

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What’s On 9.55am - Opening of the Godalming Food Festival - Mayor/Sponsors - Cornmeter and Little Greene Paint Company Godalming Rock Choir perform Pepperpot 10.30am - Jo Wheatley TV baking competition winner will be demonstrating delicious cakes and savouries Pepperpot 11.15am - Jo Wheatley will be signing copies of her latest book Pepperpot 12 noon - Riverboat Shuffle Jazz Band perform Pepperpot 12.30pm–2.30pm - Jo Wheatley and a team of judges will judge the Great Godalming Baking Competition Wilfrid Noyce Centre 1pm - Bel and the Dragon Head Chef Max Savage will be demonstrating how to make salt baked saddle of lamb High Street 2pm - Young up and coming band, The Return of Thanks return to Godalming to play Pepperpot 3pm - Jo Wheatley TV baking competition winner will be demonstrating cakes and savouries Pepperpot 3.45pm - Jo Wheatley will be signing copies of her latest book Pepperpot 4.30pm - Godalming Baking Competition winners announced and prizes awarded Pepperpot

Stalls A wide variety of stalls will be along the High Street and Church Street including the farmers’ market producers.

Entertainment

As above plus Fleur de Lys Morris Dancers performances: 12 noon – Waitrose 12.45pm – Crown Court – 1.30pm Red Lion. Street buskers will be joining us throughout the day to play their own brand of music at busking points.

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Free parking at Godalming College (subject to availability), with grateful thanks to Godalming College.

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Thanks to Arty Crafty, Bel & The Dragon, Café Mila, Charterhouse Club, Cook, Godalming Butchers, Godalming Food Company, The Greenhouse, Italian Deli, Kevin Gorton, La Luna, Pavillion, The Toy Box, Simon Hill, Waitrose, WHSmith, Zeal for prizes. Thanks too to our marshalls, Phyllis Tuckwell helpers, the Lions, Woolsack Rotary and other volunteers on the day. Final thanks to Suzie Gortler and Dawn Tippett for organising this great event.

Godalming Food Festival is organised by Godalming & District Chamber of Commerce and supported by Godalming Town Council Thank you to Surrey and Hampshire your local estate agent for sponsoring the advertising boards which benefit local schools and charities. The organisers reserve the right to alter programme and events throughout the day. All timings are approximate and subject to change.

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Go along and see if you know your promenades from your do-si-dos! All Saints Church, Grayswood is holding a barn dance on Saturday 12th July in the village hall, [opposite the church on the A286, near Haslemere] from 7.30pm-10pm. There will be a live band, ploughman’s supper and bar. The church is still fundraising, with about £30,000 more to go for their roof appeal of £140,000, so do go and support this fundraising event. Tickets are £15 from Di Cook on 01428 654303 or drdianecook@hotmail. co.uk or Shirley Richmond on 01428 653285 or shirley1941@btinternet. com. Another date for you is the Auction of Promises on Saturday 6th September, also in the village hall – with a hog roast and bar.

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starts at 2.30pm in Marwick Hall, School Lane. Entry is free, teas and raffle available.

9am to 1pm. Marsh Farm is situated in Station Road, Milford just past the level crossing.

Guildford Rambling Club is meeting at 10am on Sunday 13th July at the Hydons Ball NT car park, two miles south of Godalming, on Salt Lane for two five mile walks in a figure of eight. See www.guildfordramblingclub.org. uk.

Do you enjoy gardening or visiting gardens? The Cellar Café has joined with Godalming in Bloom and Milford Horticultural Society for a special Open Gardens Charity Event on Saturday 12th July, in aid of The Cellar. Gardens in Godalming, Farncombe and Milford will be open from 2pm to 6pm. Tickets £5 per adult (children free) available in advance at The Cellar or by cheque from Vic Hicks, 105 Busbridge Lane, Godalming GU7 1QH or on the day from 12 noon from The Cellar; Busbridge Church, Brighton Road; and St John’s Church Farncombe. Teas and refreshments will be on sale at these centres. Look out for posters and more details in the local press. For more information contact Vic Hicks on 01483 425695 or vic.hicks@gmail.com.

Godalming Angling Society is holding an open day on Saturday 12th July at their famous Marsh Farm fishing complex. Any family with youngsters is welcome to go along and learn to fish for free! There will be a barbecue lunch, excellent toilet facilities, a fantastic on-site tackle shop to get all the bait and equipment you could Puttenham & Wanborough Garden ever want and coaching from their Club is staging its Summer Show on team trained coaches. A little quality Saturday 12th July, with sections coaching just before the summer for flowers, fruit, vegetables and holidays is the perfect way to ensure homecrafts. This small but friendly that budding young anglers can enjoy club welcomes visitors so why not a summer of angling without the combine a visit with a walk round frustration of tangled lines and floats this lovely village on the edge of caught in bushes leaving them free to Wispers R&A 91.5x147 advert June 2014 30/05/2014 Page 1 from enjoy the fishing.08:49 The day runs Puttenham Common? The show

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Interested in taking up golf but not sure how to start? Why not attend one of our Open Days on 4th or 5th July 12-2pm for a free coaching session plus refreshments? WEST SURREY GOLF CLUB ACADEMY Membership lasts for one year and costs £600 Members receive: 8 x 45 minute lessons with a choice of three PGA qualified Golf Professionals 1 monthly playing session with other Academy members A members card allowing a 10% reduction on drinks An understanding of the etiquette and rules of golf Playing rights once an agreed level has been reached Complimentary range balls Free trial 20 minute lesson for partner/family member Top up lessons on completion of the original 8 with a 25% discount off standard price Please contact the Head Professional if you would like further information on 01483 417275 or email duncangiblett@hotmail.co.uk


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World’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit closed for good, at the outbreak of WWII. They are holding a Reunion which aims to recapture the spirit of a race-day in the Track’s 1930s heyday. Hundreds of pre-war vehicles – including many of the cars and motorcycles which raced at the track between 1907 and 1939 – will feature in displays and demonstrations, while social features of the age will add to the flavour of the day. As well as the racing itself, Brooklands was one of the most popular social destinations for high society in the glamorous heyday 1920s and ‘30s Britain, so everyone attending is encouraged to wear appropriate vintage attire to add to the atmosphere! For times and entry details, go to www. brooklandsmuseum.com. The Godalming Flower Club was very proud to be represented at The Chelsea Flower Show this year. Two of their very talented members accepted the challenge of designing and producing an exhibit for the Chelsea Floral Exhibition. The theme was ‘Pageant’ and their exhibit

depicted The Queen’s Jubilee. If you aspire to The Chelsea Flower Show or to arranging your garden flowers in your home, the Godalming Flower Club is the place for you and a warm welcome awaits you. They meet on the third Tuesday in the month. at The Baptist Church, Queen Street, Godalming at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Non-members £5. For further information contact Yvonne on 01483 200525. Two major Surrey attractions will be joining forces from the 16th to 18th July to offer visitors a trip to discover their Italian roots (the Italian connection will be explained during the course of the trip). It all begins at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge where, amongst the vast collections of pre-war cars, classic aircraft and the famous banked section of the race track built there in 1907, a guide will take you on a tour revealing its early days. After a two course lunch with a Mediterranean twist in the Edwardian clubhouse, a Routemaster bus will take visitors the short distance to Painshill, England’s most elegant 18th

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century landscape garden created by Charles Hamilton. On arrival, visitors will be met by a guide who will take you on an historic tour around the landscape garden. The all-inclusive ticket for this unique tour which includes a guided tour at each venue, lunch and transfers to Painshill and back to Brooklands is just £30. It runs daily from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th July. The tour starts at 11am so guests must arrive no later than 10.45am. Advance booking required, adults only. Bookings can be made online at www.painshill.co.uk or by calling 01932 868113. If you have any access requirements please call them to discuss before booking. Regretfully, the Routemaster bus is unsuitable for wheelchair users. On Friday 18th July Chiddingfold Cinema presents The Grand Budapest Hotel. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm. Running time: approx. 96 minutes (+ 15 minute interval). Starring Ralph Fiennes as Gustave and F. Murray Abraham as Moustafa, the story combines the theft and recovery of a priceless

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After 3 years at 84 High Street, Polished has moved to bigger and better premises. We are now in Moss Lane, just off Godalming High Street and we now have the perfect beauty salon layout to offer a lot more services.

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renaissance portrait, contested wills, mistaken identities, and the hunt for a murder suspect. This stylish blend of comedy and drama recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel in the period between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Tickets for each film cost £5 on the door, or in advance from Chiddingfold Post Office. Season Tickets are also available from both locations and are only £25, and valid for six entries with no expiry dates. For further details or if you are interested in joining as a volunteer, please contact Matthew Lacey on 01428 683120, or email cinema.admin@chiddingfold-hall. org.uk. The Garden Show at Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS is on from 18th to 20th July. After the past two years of a successful show the good news is that The Garden Show returns for a third year to Loseley Park and is set to grow. Art, Design and Your Garden with Specialist Nurseries and Garden Products, Gifts, Artists and Designers,

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There is a folk music session every Monday at the Star in Church Street Godalming at 9pm and at the Harrow at Compton every Wednesday at 8.30pm, also every 1st and 3rd Sunday at the Queen Victoria in Shalford starting at 8.30pm. All musicians, singers and audience welcome. It’s free; just turn up.

‘Strictly Mouse Dancing’! But things get out of control when the girls and boys have very different ideas about the show! The performance on Monday starts at 4pm, while on Tuesday and Wednesday there are two performances at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets: £12.50 + £2 booking fee (no booking fee for Friends of G Live or groups). Groups 8+ save 10%. To book tickets go to www.GLive.co.uk or call 0844 7701 797 (10am-6pm, Mon-Sat). For bookings in person, the ticket desk in the main foyer will be open from 10am Monday to Saturday; on Sundays and Bank Holidays it will open 90 minutes prior to any performance.

Everyone’s favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, is pirouetting onto the G Live stage on Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd July in her brandnew ‘Mousical’. A magical show packed full of singing and dancing, this show is a perfect treat for little ones. In this production, Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to dance live on the famous TV show

On Saturday 19th July there is an opportunity to have a go at running a four minute mile at The Athletics Track, Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP. Very unlikely I know! This year is the 60th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister running the first sub-four minute mile and to celebrate, take on the 4 Minute Mile challenge and see how fast you can complete a mile (four laps) on the track. Entry fees are £5 for one

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Godalming Town Council invites you to Staycation 2014 HOLIDAY IN YOUR OWN TOWN! Godalming Town Council is delighted to bring you Staycation for the fifth year running. What does Staycation mean? It means there is no need to travel far, you don’t have to waste money in travelling costs or time in traffic jams. It means you can take advantage of our wonderful attractions, such as the River Wey, the National Trust’s properties as well as the town’s sports facilities and all the historic and cultural places of interest. It means you can participate in one of the many activities which are included in the Staycation programme. It means there is so much to do in your home town. Our local businesses, individuals and organisations have again given very generously to help create an exciting Staycation programme and we are entirely grateful to them. There are some 70 reasons to stay close to home this year! Not only are they exciting and fun activities but these activities are at a specially discounted Staycation price or completely free. There are lots of new things to try this year including anti-gravitational fitness sessions, croquet, have a go at playing the Ukelele or a brass instrument, make a witches broomstick, even a Mathathon! Together with the Tea Dance that was so popular last year, canoeing, fitness, tennis, other activities too numerous to mention here, and the Staycation Live Music Festival which starts our week off on 2nd August, there is something for everyone! We are also delighted to bring you, this year, the Staycation Farncombe Fete on Saturday 9th August at Canon Bowring’s field, Farncombe packed full of fun things, hog roast, tots’ ballet, music, beer tent and much more. Please enjoy and take your time to browse through the exciting Staycation programme starting from 2nd August, we are sure you will find something to tempt you. Staying close to home this summer has never been more appealing. I look forward to seeing you there. Councillor Andrew Wilson Mayor of Godalming


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Rowing, punting or canoeing Farncombe Boat House 9am-5pm

Try your hand at rowing, punting or canoeing. Special Staycation Offer: Half price for first hour’s hire aboard a row boat, canoe or punt. Tel: 01483 421306 Web: www.farncombeboats.co.uk

Cheeky Monkey Tea Party

Godalming United Church, Bridge Rd 10am-1pm There will be children’s entertainment provided including sport, music, acting, singing and dance classes, plus face painting, biscuit decorating, crafts and more. Snacks are provided and refreshments will be available. Entry £3 per child (£5 max per family) by donation. Email: events@godalmingnct.org.uk Web: www.nct.org.uk/branches/godalming/ events/cheeky-monkey-tea-party

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Free Bowls Taster Session

Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club Phillips Memorial Park 10am-12 noon Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club are offering free taster sessions for all ages, Juniors and Seniors alike. All equipment provided. Qualified coaches on hand to guide you into the sport. Tel: 07718 196096 Web: www.gobo.org.uk

Slimming World Wilfrid Noyce Centre 9.30am

Join and discover a world of difference. Special Staycation Offer: Visit any of the Slimming World Groups at Farncombe, Milford or Godalming and get your first week free. Contact Gemma on 07808 711409.

Try your Hand at Canoeing

The Wharf, Godalming (opposite Sainsburys) 10am-3pm Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club are offering a free ‘try your hand at canoeing’ day. No need to book just turn up

Godalming Museum Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5m Runs until 30th August

Exhibition and Family Activities Godalming’s much loved landmark is 200 years old. Described by Gertrude Jekyll as “the Latest Building in Godaming which has that precious quality of ‘character’”, the Pepperpot has survived demolition threats and an ignominious period as a public toilet to become the symbol of the town. Visit the museum for drop-in craft and art activities, puzzles and trails, exploring the townscape and favourite buildings. Age 1-12 years. Tel: 01483 426510 Web: www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk

Two for One Green Fees Milford Golf Club After 1pm Runs 2nd August-10th August

Special Staycation Offer: 2-4-1 green fees after 1pm. Golf lessons reduced from £25 to £15 for Staycation visitors. One month Trial Memberships available - limited numbers. Contact Simon Bell Tel: 01483 419200 Email: milfordpro@crown-golf.co.uk Web: www.milfordgolf.co.uk


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Saturday: 11am-2am Sunday: 12 noon-6pm Phillips Memorial Park and venues throughout the town This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Staycation Live festival is even bigger and better with a number of great bands taking to the main stage on Saturday and Sunday in the Phillips Memorial Park. There will be a real ale & cider tent, cocktail bar and the Milford Meat Roaster and a kids area with arts, crafts and circus skills. Things will be kicking off at midday so come down early and grab yourself a spot and settle in for an eargasmic assault of epic proportions. The music in the park comes to an end at around 7.30pm on Saturday but the fun definitely does not. Saunter your way into town and pick one of the many venues in Godalming showcasing local bands, DJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and performers. Entrance is free but donations are very welcome on the day. Saturday Newrising - Spotlight Cannibal - Smokey Bastard - Tree House Fire - Silvestre y La Naranja Sunday StrauBenZee - The New Hawleans Jug Band - Professor Elemental - Shanty Sam Green and the Midnight Heist plus The Boileroom Stage in the Cloisers For all up to date information and a full list of confirmed acts for STAYCATION LIVE 2014 visit our website www.staycationlivefestival.co.uk. Brought to you by TST Live.


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Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary

Hatch Lane, Sandhills, Wormley GU8 5UX 11.30am-4pm Visit the Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys, which provides a peaceful home and rehabilitation centre for around 20 donkeys. Web: www.rspca.org.uk/local/lockwood-centrefor-horses-and-donkeys

Two for One Green Fees Milford Golf Club After 1pm Runs 2nd August-10th August

Special Staycation Offer: 2-4-1 green fees after 1pm. Golf lessons reduced from £25 to £15 for Staycation visitors. One month Trial Memberships available - limited numbers. Contact Simon Bell Tel: 01483 419200 Email: milfordpro@crown-golf.co.uk Web: www.milfordgolf.co.uk

Theatre Workshop

Surrey Youth Theatre Broadwater Park Community Centre 2pm-4.30pm A two and a half hours fun packed musical theatre workshop with singing, dance and script from a West End show with a short performance at the end! Suitable for all abilities. Ages 6-14 years. Contact Laura on 07738760987 Email: laura@surreyyouththeatre.co.uk Web: www.surreyyouththeatre.co.uk

Staycation Live - Day 2

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 12 noon-6pm Please see previous page for details

Fun at the Farncombe Fun Zone The Warehouse, Warren Road 11am-5pm

Dive into the sea of multicoloured balls… dodge and weave your way through the hanging tentacles and squeeze past the rapid rollers! You can walk the plank and hide away in the giant orange tunnel, climb the squashy slopes to the wavy bridge and bounced through the red ball city. Speed down the slippery slide and start your own adventure at the Farncombe Fun Zone. Special Staycation Offer: Pay for one child, second goes free for a 2 hour play session, first come first served Tel: 01483 861666 Web: www.farncombefunzone.co.uk

Fitness Session

The Fitness Hangout, Catteshall Lane, Godalming Special Staycation Offer: Book into any of the timetabled Antigravity Fitness sessions during Staycation week for half price! (Spaces are on a first come/first served basis). Classes will be available to book 1 week before the event. Just quote ‘Staycation’ at time of paying. Email: info@thefitnesshangout.co.uk Web: www.thefitnesshangout.co.uk

Rowing, punting or canoeing

Farncombe Boat House Try your hand at rowing, punting or canoeing. Special Staycation Offer: Half price for first hour’s hire aboard a row boat, canoe or punt. Tel: 01483 421306 Web: www.farncombeboats.co.uk


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Know Your Local Wild Plants

Farncombe Boathouse Walk 10am Greening Godalming welcomes people of all ages and levels of previous knowledge to learn about local wild plants.Subjects today: Riverside and meadow plants local trees and flowers. Today’s leisurely 2 hour walk starts at the canalside opposite Farncombe Boat House on Catteshall Road. Map reference SU974442 More information on this walk at www.greening godalming.org

Kumon Mathathon

The Pepperpot 2pm-3.15pm This free event is a fun activity in which participants complete as many sums as they can in ten minutes. Ages: 5-15, everyone welcome. Tel: 01483 800453 Email: godalming@kumoncentre.co.uk Web: www.kumon.co.uk/godalming

BRIO “Play Fest”

The Lounge, Wharf Street 2pm-4pm Help build “Surrey’s largest BRIO Train Track” £1 per person, booking advisable. From ages 3-adult. Tel: 01483 424379 Email: mail@thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk Web: www.thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk

Fore for Two

Puttenham Golf Club, Heath Road, Puttenham GU3 1AL 4th-8th August after 2pm We are offering groups of four local golfers the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon round of golf at one of the finest, most well established golf courses in Surrey. Challenging golf on this beautiful course at half the usual cost. 16+ must be competent golfers preferably with a recognised Congu handicap. Email: mike.collings@puttenhamgolfclub.co.uk Web: www.puttenhamgolfclub.co.uk

Five-day Kids’ Canoe Course

Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club The Wharf, Godalming (opposite Sainsburys) 4.30pm-6.30pm Monday 4th to Friday 8th August A 5 day course to teach children aged 10-14 the basics of canoeing. The cost is £30.00 payable on day one (please note you will be signing up for all 5 days). Limited to 16 places, first come, first served. Book your place by contacting Pete Harris on 07505 558399.

Horse-drawn River Trip

Godalming Packet Boat Company Godalming Wharf (opposite Sainsburys) 2pm A two hour horse-drawn boat trip along the River Wey aboard Iona Special Staycation Offer: Adults £7.00 and Children and Seniors £6.00 Ring and book your place first on 01483 414938

Two for One Green Fees

Milford Golf Club After 12 noon Runs 2nd August-10th August Special Staycation Offer: 2-4-1 green fees after 12 noon. Golf lessons reduced from £25 to £15 for Staycation visitors. One month Trial Memberships available - limited numbers. Contact Simon Bell Tel: 01483 419200 Email: milfordpro@crown-golf.co.uk Web: www.milfordgolf.co.uk

Roller Skating and Roller Blading

Wilfrid Noyce Centre 10.30am-12 noon 1.30pm-2.30pm No need to book - just turn up for skating fun, skates, pads, wrist guards & helmets available if needed. £2.

Rowing, punting or canoeing Farncombe Boat House

Try your hand at rowing, punting or canoeing. See opposite for details.


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Crown Court Pedals

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Crown Court, High Street 6.45pm for a 7pm start

Free Croquet Taster Day

Broadwater Sports Club, 2pm-4pm Come and play croquet. No experience is necessary and experienced members will be on hand to introduce you to the sport and share their skills and enthusiasm. They can play up to 32 players so there will be every opportunity to pick up a mallet and play a game or two. All equipment is provided, no special clothes are needed but we do insist that you wear soft soled flat shoes. Visit our website to find out more. Web: www.guildfordandgodalmingcroquetclub.co.uk

Unitarian Chapel, Meadrow 3pm-5pm all abilities drop in. 6pm - Beginners lesson. 6.30pm - Jamming. 7pm - improvers and intermediate lesson Uekeles for beginners, improvers and intermediates. Adults and accompanied children 7+. Special Staycation Offer: £2 per person. Tel: 07771 757163, Web: www.facebook.com/youukes

Ladywell Convent Open Afternoon

Ashtead Lane, Godalming, 2pm-4.30pm Would you like to do something different? Come and visit the house, spacious grounds, meet the sisters and enjoy cream teas. You will also have the chance to get to know a bit more about Ladywell - its history and the Sisters missionary outreach across the world Contact Sister Anne at anne.kavfmdm@hotmail.com Web: www.ladywellretreat.org.uk Wilfrid Noyce Centre 2pm-4pm

Contact David on 01483 425646 Web: www.godalmingcycle.org.uk

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Tea Dance

Come rain or shine we will set of for a short evening cycle ride using some of the quieter roads, cycle tracks and bridleways to a local pub and returning for 9.30pm. Bring a working bike, appropriate clothing and LIGHTS. Suitable for adults and older accompanied children.

Free Yoga Class

Newlands Corner Walk, 10am

Today’s leisurely 2-hour walk starts at 10am in Newlands Corner Car Park, outside the Visitor Centre. Map Reference TQ043492. You can get there by going to Guildford and taking the A246 towards Leatherhead. Turn right onto the A25 towards Dorking. At the top of the hill, turn right into Newlands Corner Car Park. More information on this walk at www.greeninggodalming.org

Rainbow Loom

The Lounge, Wharf Street, 2pm-4pm Make and take your own bracelets and charms, bring your own loom or we can lend you one. Booking advisable (includes free pack of bands). £2.50 per person. Age 5+.

Tel: 01483 424379 Yoga Mila, Angel Court, Email: mail@thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk Godalming Web: www.thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk Tea Dance, come and practice/try your 9.30am-11am fox-trot, quick step, even the cha-chaCome and attend a * Two for One Green Fees/Fore for Two cha with Becky from Planet Dance. Tea beginners class See Monday 4th August for details and refreshments provided. Free. * Rowing, punting or canoeing www.cafemila.co.uk Contact Becky on 07967 397379 * Fitness Session or Sam on 07940 500510 See Sunday 3rd August for details Web: www.planetdanceacademy.co.uk

Try a Brass Instrument

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 2pm-4pm Do you have a sneaking ambition to play the trumpet? Godalming Youth Band invites you to come and have a go - try a range of brass instruments, meet members of the band and learn more about Godalming’s very own youth band. Free, no need to book, just turn up. Contact David Loftus. Tel: 07778 401942. Email: david.e.loftus@blueyonder.co.uk

Weight Watchers

10am Broadwater Park Community Centre 7pm United Church, Bridge Road On your visit free recipe card pack to help you on your “weigh”. Contact Caroline on 07879 420595


Visit the Spike

TUESDAY 5th AUGUST

www.godalming-tc.gov.uk/staycation Warren Road, Guildford GU1 3JH 10am-4pm (last tour 3.15pm) Special Staycation Offer: A fantastic opportunity to visit The Spike - free entry for one person on presentation of their VantagePoint Staycation magazine or just quote Staycation. Normal entry charge is £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children and concessions. The building is situated in a lovely quiet park, an ideal place to stop for a picnic. Suitable for adults and chidren 10 years and over. Disabled access (please notify us in advance) is available to most areas of the building.

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Sign Language

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Wilfrid Noyce Centre 1.30pm-3pm

Free Swim!

Godalming Leisure Centre, Summers Rd 9.30am-12 noon Special Staycation Offer: Visit the Leisure Centre for a swim, first 25 places free! Call reception to reserve your place on 01483 410500 Email: davewebb@pfpleisure.org

Octots

SS Peter & Paul, Church Street 10.30am-12 noon A drop in morning of arts, crafts, and coffee for toddlers with their parents and carers. The theme is the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Tel: 01483 423028 * Two for One Green Fees See Monday 4th August for details * Rowing, punting or canoeing * Fitness Session * Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary See Sunday 3rd August for details

Free Kids Yoga

Yoga Mila, Angel Court, Godalming 2.30pm-3.30pm Come and attend a free yoga class Web: www.cafemila.co.uk

Karate Lessons

A fun taster session for British Sign Language, introducing basic signs using games and activities Contact Jane on 07799 063699 Email: janethomson@hotmail.com

Fore for Two

Puttenham Golf Club, Heath Road, Puttenham GU3 1AL 4th-8th August after 2pm We are offering groups of four local golfers the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon round of golf on this beautiful course at half the usual cost. 16+ must be competent golfers preferably with a recognised Congu handicap. See contact details on Monday 4th August.

Board Games

The Lounge, Wharf Street, 2pm-4pm Come and play board games at the Lounge (booking advisable). Free. Ages 5+. Tel: 01483 424379 Email: mail@thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk Web: www.thetoyboxgodalming.co.uk

Borough Hall, Godalming 6pm-7pm (childrens) 7pm-9pm (adults and teens) Try your first Karate lesson for free with Godalming Karate Club. Drop in and meet the Sensei for your free introduction. Contact Terry Armsworth on 01252 723642 Email: terry_wado@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.premierkaratedowadokai.com

Mr Giant Fun Activities

Secretts Farm Shop & PYO, Milford Keep the children entertained by Mr Giant and his children’s show

Wednesday Walk Winkworth Arboretum 2.30pm-3.30pm

Meet at the kiosk for a seasonal guided walk around the Arboretum. Normal admission prices apply. Guided walk is free. For a full event listing or more information, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org. uk/winkwortharboretum

Know Your Local Wild Plants

Elstead Moat Walk, 10am Subjects today: Heathland and its management, bog plants, history of the flora since the ice age. The walk starts at Elstead Moat Car Park, Thursley Common. Map Reference SU899415. Go to Elstead,turn left after the Pack Inn toards Thursley. After the houses end, find Elstead Moat Car Park on the left More information on this walk at www.greeninggodalming.org


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Calling all young brass musicians

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 2pm-4pm Godalming Town Football Club, Wey Court, Meadrow Bring your instrument and join Godalming 9am-12.30pm Youth Band for an afternoon of musicThe event is aimed at both boys & girls aged 5 - 12 years, from making on the bandstand. Any and all brass instruments welcome. Free, no need to book, novices to regular players. The morning consists of a fun and relaxed training session with one of our coaches. The children just turn up. will get to meet some of the players and managers at the club. Contact David Loftus There will also be a presentation at the end of event where Tel: 07778 401942 everyone will receive a certificate. Email: david.e.loftus@blueyonder.co.uk Please email your details to staycation@godalmingtownfc.co.uk to reserve a place Know Your Local Wild Plants Hydon’s Ball Walk, 10am Today’s leisurely 2-hour walk starts at 10am in Cedars Active Fitness Sessions the car park at Hydon’s Ball. Map Reference Charterhouse Club, 10am-1pm SU9794073. Take the Hambledon Road from This is a group exercise programme. From Zumba Busbridge and turn left up Clock Barn Lane. The Gold through to short-mat bowls there is plenty to car park is in front of you at the junction with the enjoy. The session is led by professional Aerobics Hydestile to Dunsfold Road. Instructor, Elizabeth, and her team encourage More information on this walk at www.greening members to try out new activities. If you are keen to godalming.org keep fit it’s likely you’ll have more fun exercising with * Two for One Green Fees/Fore for Two the Cedars Active group than working out on your See Monday 4th August for details own. Sessions include activities in the club’s spacious * Rowing, punting or canoeing sports hall, group outings and various outdoor * Fitness Session pursuits See Sunday 3rd August for details Special Staycation Offer: Make a Hazel Animal £2.00 per session (normally £4.00 for non members) Phillips Memorial Park (meet at the Cloister), 10am-4pm Contact Josie or Mike on 01483 239600 There is a wet weather contingency Email: josietidbury@charterhouseclub.co.uk Come and put together an animal made out of hazel in Web: www.charterhouseclub.co.uk the Park and take your ‘animal masterpiece’ home with you. All materials and equipment provided free. Age 3-4 yrs upwards with an adult. Older children can Weight Watchers 50+ Yoga have a go too. Parents need to accompany children at Milford Infant School, Yoga Mila, Angel Court, all times. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. Church Road, GU8 5JA Godalming 6.30pm 2.30pm-4pm Bingo! On your visit free recipe Come and attend a free Denningberg Centre, Bridge Street, 2pm-3.30pm card pack to help you on yoga class Come and enjoy a game of bingo, meet and make some your “weigh” Tel: 01483 808569 new friends and maybe win a prize. 55+. Contact Caroline Web: www.cafemila.co.uk Tel: 01483 422027 on 07879 420595

Footballing Morning

* I  Godalming because... See Friday 8th August for details

Forever Young Dance & Fitness Class Guildford Rugby Club, 10.30am-12 noon

Come and try a dance class at Forever Young, new members welcome today for free Contact Becky on 07967 397379 or Sam on 07940 500510 Web: www.planetdanceacademy.co.uk

Pub Walk

Waverley Council Office Car Park, 11am A pleasant walk to the west of Godalming to The Squirrel - but this can be very muddy.  Allow up to 5 hrs if parking (distance approx 7.5 miles). This is one of our special longer pub lunch walks which replace the short walk on the first Thursday of each month. Walk led by volunteers – please bring money for pub lunch. For more information about these walks, please email carolsearle@pfpleisure.org


FRIDAY 8th AUGUST

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Flower Arranging Workshop

Roller Disco

Wilfrid Noyce Centre 6.30pm-8.30pm

No need to book - just turn up for skating fun, skates, Bel & The Dragon, Godalming pads, wrist guards & helmets available if needed. ÂŁ2. 10.30am-12.30pm Their resident superstar florist Daisy will teach you tricks of the trade culminating in your very own bouquet of beautiful blooms Active Yoga to take home. Sweet treats and tea will be on hand to replensih Yoga Mila, Angel Court, Godalming your hard work. Places limited to 15 first come first served. 9.30am-11am Tel: 01483 527333 Come and attend a free yoga class Web: www.belandthedragon-godalming.co.uk Tel: 01483 808569 Web: www.cafemila.co.uk Panto in a Day Broadwater Park Community Centre 9.30am-3.30pm Make a Broomstick (Besom) Come and join us and put on a panto in a day. Activities Phillips Memorial Park (meet at the Cloisters) include set design, prop making, singing, dancing and 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm acting with a 30 minute pantomime performance at the There is a wet weather contingency end of the day for a select audience. Bring a packed Have you ever wondered how witches make lunch, refreshments are provided. 9 years and up their broomsticks or besoms? Come along to free. a session (maximum 6 people per session, Contact Sindy on 07789 267129 booking essential). Tools, equipment and Email: witleypantomimecompany@gmail.co.uk materials provided and you will walk away Web: www.witleypantomimecompany.co.uk with a besom for clearing your lawn (or for flying!).This activity is part of the programme of work associated with the restoration of the Phillips Memorial Park supported by the * Rowing, punting or canoeing Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. See Sunday 3rd August for details Book your place by e-mailling office@ * Two for One Green Fees/Fore for Two godalming-tc.gov.uk or calling 01483 523575. See Monday 4th August for details * Free Swim See Wednesday 6th August for details

Free Tennis Coaching for Juniors

West Surrey Golf Club, Enton Green Under 6s - 9am-10am Under 8s - 10am-11am Under 10s - 11am-12 noon West Surrey Tennis Club is offering free tennis coaching to Juniors Email mikehenry_ws@yahoo.co.uk to book your place and advise if you need to borrow a raquet Web: www.westsurreytennisclub.com

Story Sessions

Godalming Library Every Friday Story and Rhyme TIme 11am-11.30am Listen to a story then sing some songs Story Time 2pm Join them for a story

In the Footsteps of Jack Phillips

Meet at 10am at the Borough Hall (opposite Waitrose) A free walk looking at places associated with Jack Phillips in Godalming and Farncombe. This is a 2-3 mile walk on surfaced paths, lasting between 1.5 and 2 hours and ending at the Museum, where tea and coffee can be purchased. Children are welcome with parents. Sorry, no dogs.

This walk is brought to you as part of the programme of work associated with the restoration of the Phillips Memorial Park, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Tel: 01483 523394 Email: parks@waverley.gov.uk

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10am-4pm On Thursday at Eashing Cemetery Chapel Buildings, Eashing Cemetery, Franklyn Road. Godalming GU7 2LD On Friday at Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU An all day activity for children aged 10 -12 years to explore through art what they most love about Godalming supported by a professional artist. Free - bring a packed lunch. Book your place by e-mailing townclerk@godalming-tc.gov. uk or calling 01483 523575


SATURDAY 9th AUGUST

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Tots’ Ballet

Canon Bowring’s Field, Farncombe 3pm Pre-school trial ballet class with Milford & Brook School of Ballet Email: beckybradbury@gmail.com

Slimming World Wilfrid Noyce Centre 9.30am

Join and discover a world of difference. Special Staycation Offer: Visit any of the Slimming World Groups at Farncombe, Milford or Godalming and get your first week free. Contact Gemma on 07808 711409

Tarte Tatin Demonstration

Free Tennis Coaching for Juniors

Our Head Chef and Tarte Tatin Meister Max will guide you through each step of creating this decadent dessert. Of course sampling at the end is compulsory. Places limited to 15 first come first served.

West Surrey Tennis Club is offering free tennis coaching to Juniors

Bel & The Dragon, Godalming 3pm-5pm

Email mikehenry_ws@yahoo.co.uk to book your place and advise if you need to borrow a raquet Web: www.westsurreytennisclub.com

Tel: 01483 527333 Web: www.belandthedragon-godalming.co.uk

Fun at the Farncombe Fun Zone The Warehouse, Warren Road 11am-5pm

Dive into the sea of multicoloured balls… dodge and weave your way through the hanging tentacles and squeeze past the rapid rollers! You can walk the plank and hide away in the giant orange tunnel, climb the squashy slopes to the wavy bridge and bounced through the red ball city. Speed down the slippery slide and start your own adventure at the Farncombe Fun Zone. Special Staycation Offer: Pay for one child, second goes free for a 2 hour play session, first come first served Tel: 01483 861666 Web: www.farncombefunzone.co.uk

Staycation Film

Borough hall, Godalming 10.30am-12.10pm The Lego Movie (U) - for kids and grownups! Web: www.waverley.gov.uk/cinema

West Surrey Golf Club, Enton Green Under 6s - 2pm-3pm Under 8s - 3pm-4pm Under 10s - 4pm-5pm

* Two for One Green Fees See Saturday 2nd August for details * Rowing, punting or canoing See Sunday 3rd August for details

Fish for Fun

Marsh Farm, Station Lane, Milford, GU8 5AE 9am-12 noon Godalming Angling Society ae offering a free Fish for Fun day specificially for Juniors. Book in by 10am latest, first come, first served. Web: www.godalminganglingsociety.co.uk

Morris Dancing Workshop Wilfrid Noyce Centre 12 noon-4pm

To demonstrate and teach Morris Dancing to all ages providing live music and experienced teachers. Tel: 01483 415962 Email: kp.gorton@virgin.net Web: www.fleurdelysmorris.com


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STAYCATION FARNCOMBE FAMILY FETE Canon Bowring’s Field, Lower Manor Road, Farncombe 12 noon-5pm

Punch & Judy

Molly Moo Cow Tea tent

Music I  Godalming because... Bouncy castle

Hog roast Beer tent

Tots’ ballet

Meet the firefighters

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SUNDAY 10th AUGUST

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Cricket Taster Session

Godalming Cricket Club, Holloway Hill Sports Ground, Godalming 10am-12 noon (followed by BBQ at 12noon onwards) Godalming Cricket Club is providing a cricket taster session for all abilities - run by ECB qualified coaches. The session is open to all above the age of 7 - men, women, boys and girls are all welcome. After the session the BBQ will be lit from 12 noon for all the family to join in with the atmosphere at the clubhouse. Following some well earned food will be both the GCC Sunday 1st XI and Ladies 1st XI in action against local opposition. Please come down, enjoy some cricket coaching and support the teams. We all look forward to seeing you! Web: www.pitchero.com/clubs/godalming

Rowing, punting or canoeing

Farncombe Boat House Try your hand at rowing, punting or canoeing. Special Staycation Offer: Half price for first hour’s hire aboard a row boat, canoe or punt

Music in the Park

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 3pm-5pm VantagePoint Magazine Concert Featuring Cryin’ Out Loud

Two for One Green Fees

Milford Golf Club After 1pm Special Staycation Offer: 2-4-1 green fees after 1pm. Golf lessons reduced from £25 to £15 for Staycation visitors. One month Trial Memberships available - limited numbers. Contact Simon Bell Tel: 01483 419200 Email: milfordpro@crown-golf.co.uk Web: www.milfordgolf.co.uk

Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary

Hatch Lane, Sandhills, Wormley GU8 5UX 11.30am-4pm Visit the Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys, which provides a peaceful home and rehabilitation centre for around 20 donkeys. Web: www.rspca.org.uk/local/lockwood-centrefor-horses-and-donkeys


STAYCATION EXTRA

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National Trust Events

Tuesday 5th August, 12pm and 2pm Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR Two one hour sessions of bug - hunting followed by a game.Book on the day, numbers limited. Tel: 01483 561389. Wednesday 6th August, 11am-4.30pm Shalford Mill, Shalford, Nr Guildford, GU4 8BS Milling tasty flours with Imbhams Farm Granary, adding ginger and spices for surprising new tastes. Tel: 01483 561389.

Holiday at Home

Godalming Baptist Church Weds 30th and Thursday 31st July An exceptional two-day event designed for seniors. We expect that the two days will be relaxed, welcoming and fun. Each day will have a number of sessions on a variety of topics. You will be able to get involved or just sit back and watch. Coffee, tea and lunch will be served in our light, comfortable and modern premises throughout the day. The total cost of the two days will be £14 per person all inclusive. Payment may be made by cash or cheque (payable to Godalming Baptist Church). Places are limited, so please book your “holiday” early. Contact Sally Pollard on 01483 428646 Church Reception on 01483 414544

Thursday 7th August, 11am-5pm Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR

Winkworth Dog Trail

Don your best pirate outfit and come and join us for some swash and buckle on Dapdune Island. Pirate-themed activities, storytelling and a treasure trail. Tel: 01483 561389.

Follow our fascinating canine trail around the Arboretum with or without your pet and discover fun facts about famous dogs in history and stars of stage and screen. Normal admission prices apply + 50p per trail.

Winkworth Arboretum Friday 1st August -Sun 31st August

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

All events accurate at the time of going to print. For changes and up-to-date information, please visit our website www.godalming-tc.gov.uk/staycation

Thank you...

Godalming Town Council would like to thank the following for their help in putting on Staycation 2014: Alan Hamilton, Bel & The Dragon, Cedars Active, Chris Letchford - besom making and hazel animals, Farncombe Boat House, Farncombe Fun Zone, Fleur De Lys Morris dancers, Forever Young Dance & Fitness Clubs, Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club, Godalming Angling Society, Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club, Godalming Baptist Church, Godalming Butchers, Godalming Cricket Club, Godalming Cycling Campaign, Godalming Joint Burial Committee, Godalming Karate Club, Godalming Leisure Centre, Godalming Library, Godalming Museum, Godalming Packet Boat, Godalming Town Football Club, Godalming United Church, Godalming Walks for Health Group, Godalming Youth Band, Greening Godalming, Guildford & Godalming Croquet Club, Heather Pocock Roller blading and disco, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, Jane Thomson, John Richardson, Karen Hirst professional artist for I  Godalming because..., Kumon Godalming Maths & English Study Centre, Ladywell Convent, Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary, Milford & Brook School of Ballet, Milford Golf Club, Music in the Park, NCT Godalming and Cranleigh District, Nick Baxter, Pete Harris, Planet Dance and Fitness Academy, Puttenham Golf Club, Sainsburys, Secretts, Shalford Mill, Sindy Hammond, Slimming World, Ss Peter and Paul Church, St John the Evangelist Church, Surrey Youth Theatre, The Charterhouse Club, The Cricketers, The Denningberg Centre, The Fitness Hangout, The Lounge, The Spike, The Toy Box, Waitrose, Waverley Borough Council, Weight Watchers, West Surrey Tennis, Winkworth Arboretum, Witley Pantomime Company, Yoga Mila and YOU UKES. Apologies to anyone we may have forgotten!

Godalming Town Council

Municipal Buildings, Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HT Tel: 01483 523575 Fax: 01483 523077 E-Mail: office@godalming-tc.gov.uk Web: www.godalming-tc.gov.uk Town Clerk: Louise Goodfellow Projects Co-ordinator: Suzie Gortler


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The next Milford Farmers’ Market is on Sunday 20th July from 10.30am1.30pm at Secretts’, Chapel Lane, Milford GU8 5HU. There’s a cookery demonstration, ‘Cooking with Sauces - Making Curry Easy!’. Demonstration times: 11am and 12pm. Learn all about spicing your Indian food by the spice master Dileep Sharma, proprietor of Ollo Foods who will be Here is something for Python fans. happy to answer your questions as Farnham Maltings will be screening well as provide you with a taster of Monty Python Live (mostly) from the completed dishes. There are 2 London’s O2 Arena on 20th and sessions. At 11am he will be cooking 25th July. For the first time in using the ‘mild spiced’ cook-in sauce more than three decades, comedy and the later demonstration will be legends Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, using the Goan style sauce. Browse Terry Jones and Michael Palin will the market between demonstrations perform some of their greatest hits, to buy delicious local produce and with modern, topical, Pythonesque the ingredients for the curries! There are over 30 stalls of local produce. twists. Rightfully regarded as among The next markets are: Godalming the world’s finest-ever comedians, Farmers’ Market 26th July; Haslemere their eagerly awaited reunion Farmers’ Market 3rd August; Milford promises to be among the biggest Farmers’ Market 17th August. For live events of 2014. The screening more information email admin@ for both performances starts at 7pm farmersmarketsurrey.co.uk or ring and cost £15. Call the Box Office Joy on 07528 758087. For more Smithbrook Tuition_Round&About/b:Ad template_Round&About on 01252 745444 or go to www. details see the website: www. farnhammaltings.com. surreyfarmersmarkets.org.

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Instructions for a Heatwave By Maggie O’Farrell Published in 2013 by Tinder Press ISBN: 978-0-7553-5879-3 Price: £7.99 Paperback Fiction

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The Tour de France The history, the legend, the riders. By Graeme Fife Published by Mainstream Publishing ISBN: 978-1-780-57625-1 Price: £14.99 Paperback Non-fiction

On Saturday July 5th The Tour de France starts in Yorkshire! So, if any of the incredible cycling success we Brits have had in the last few years – umpteen Olympic Golds, several World Championships and two successive Tour de France wins – has made even the tiniest scintilla of

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cake at 10.30am, followed by bridge and lunch from 11am-3pm. Lunch is all freshly cooked and includes a glass of wine. Tickets are £20 each, £80 per table. Please contact Louise Healy on 01483 898539 or louise.healy605@ btinternet.com. But don’t delay as it always sells out. Surrey Guild Craft Gallery Milford has had a huge makeover and now shows all the work to its best advantage in the new spacious layout. See Milford girl Lizzie Welch’s new unique glass work which includes jewellery and delicate ornaments. Also new member Amy Walker has her colourful leather goods including purses and handbags. Coming soon to the Surrey Gallery is new member, Sarah Stanley, with her clever mosaic indoor and outdoor work including platters, spheres and wall hung art. See www.surreyguild. com for joining criteria. Godalming Farmers’ Market is on Saturday 26th July from 10am-4pm in Godalming High Street. Go along and browse the market for those quality local fresh produce. Talk to

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the producers and the makers. Find out where you food comes from, hear about the producer’s passion, dedication and commitment to quality locally produced food, sample their products and be inspired! Try delicious turkey sausages, smoked fish or a wide range of handmade cheeses, both hard and soft. Buy from a huge range of products to make healthy tasty meals; chutneys, jams, sauces, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, bread and desserts, juices and beer, even plants for the garden too! For more details: 07428 784876, admin@ farmersmarketsurrey.co.uk. The Rural Life Centre holds its biggest annual event on Sunday 27th July. Rustic Sunday is a festival of country life with lots to interest and entertain all ages. Children will love trying their hand at traditional crafts and riding on the steam train - there’s even a dolls house big enough for little ones to go into. There’s also the popular Victorian schoolroom where they can pretend to be schoolchildren in the ‘olden days’. The beautiful 10-acre site on Reeds Road, Tilford will be bustling

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with many stalls demonstrating crafts, delicious home-made food to try, a jazz band and Morris dancers, sheep shearing and fly casting demonstrations, and horse-drawn bus rides as well as a working blacksmith. The reconstructed iron furnace and the wood yard will both be in action and Surrey beekeepers will be showing visitors how they make honey. The museum’s permanent features such as the Polish exhibition, the 1950s prefab, 1920s holiday home and WWII bunkers are all open. Bring along a picnic or enjoy a meal at the excellent café. Entry is £8.50 for adults, Concessions £7.50, £6 for children aged 5-16. Visit www.rurallife.org.uk for full details. This Summer Cranleigh Arts Centre will be bringing BAFTA, Oscar and Cannes nominated independent foreign language and documentary films to you locally. Cutie and The Boxer (12A) will be showing on Wednesday 30th July at 8pm. This documentary explores the chaotic 40 year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife,

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A Gourmet Summer Meal With recipes from the Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere David Quinn, Head Chef at The Restaurant at Haslemere’s Lythe Hill Hotel and his brigade of talented chefs , work with a rich line of home grown and locally sourced, seasonal produce and ingredients strongly associated with Surrey to bring delicious, truly memorable dishes to the Lythe Hill table. This multi-award-winning restaurant is set amidst tranquil Surrey countryside in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Diners enjoy sublime modern British cuisine either feasting under 15th Century Tudor beams in the oak panelled dining room - or in Lythe Hill’s more contemporary Brasserie, overlooking the ornamental lake and beautifully landscaped grounds.

MAIN: Pan Fried Breast of Duck with, Confit Duck Pomme Anna, Caraway Cabbage, Braised Carrots and Carrot Puree This melt-in-the-mouth main course is a real favourite amongst our diners and utilises home grown and locally sourced ingredients to make a stellar gastronomique dish. 1. Finely slice potatoes per person (use a mandolin if there is one available) and place in a mould suitable for the oven. Place the potatoes into three layers, allowing them to overlap slightly. Add one layer of confit duck meat then another three potato layers. Add a final layer of confit duck meat and finish with three layers of potatoes. Cover the whole Anna in duck fat. Wrap the mould in tin foil and cook the oven on 145C for 45 minutes. Remove the tin foil and increase the temperature to 170C. Cook for a further 30 minutes. Once cooked all the way through, place another tray of the same size on top and press down firmly. 2. For the braised carrots, warm everything in a pan apart from the carrots. Allow the butter to melt in the water. Add the prepared carrots and cook till tender. 3. Make the purée. In a pan, add the carrots and butter to suit, add the orange juice and allow to sweat adding water if needed. Once soft, 54

blend, adding water until smooth. Season to taste. 4. For the cabbage, finely shred it and place in a pan. Add the caraway seeds and white wine and allow to sweat adding a little water if needed - continue to cook on a low temperature until the cabbage is cook ed (approximately 15mins). 5. Place six duck breasts in an oven proof pan with oil, skin side down – as the pan gets slowly hotter, the duck skin will crisp up. Put the pan with the duck breasts into the oven at 180C for six minutes. Remove from oven and add a small knob of butter to the pan. Turn the duck over skin side up and glaze with honey. Allow to rest in a warm area to finish cooking.

Ingredients 6 duck breasts Caraway Cabbage ½ white cabbage Pinch of caraway seeds 100ml white wine Confit Duck Pomme Anna Peeled potatoes Duck fat, melted Confit duck legs Braised Carrots 12 baby carrots 2 star anise 50g butter 400ml water 20g sugar Pinch of salt Carrot Purée 500g finely chopped carrots Butter 100ml orange juice Water Serves 6

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FOOD STARTER: Assiette of Secretts Farm Beetroots served with Wealdway Mature Goats Cheese from Nut Knowle Dairy At Lythe Hill, we constantly try to put our own individual twist on the way our food is designed on the plate, in order to create seasonally fresh and inspiring food using exquisitely refined ingredients to defy our diners expectations.” says David. “This is one of our most popular Summer signature dishes – it lets the fantastic seasonal flavours speak for themselves. 1. Make the mousse by beating the goat’s cheese until soft. Slowly fold in the cream until incorporated. Add the truffle oil.

pan. Pour over sliced raw beetroots and cover. Allow the beetroot to sit in the vinaigrette for one hour until serving.

2. Next make the sorbet. Warm all ingredients together in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Once cooled, churn in an ice-cream maker till frozen.

Ingredients Goats Cheese Mousse 500g rindless goats cheese 200g whipped cream Truffle Oil to enrich Beetroot Sorbet 440ml beetroot juice 250g caster sugar 150g water 20ml lemon juice Pickled Beetroots 100ml white wine vinegar 300ml water 50g Sugar 5 coriander seeds

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DESSERT: Deliciously De-Constructed Cheesecake This is a cheesecake dessert – but not as you know it! Scatter the biscuit base on the plate, add a cream cheese ice cream, top with macerated berries for decoration, add ricotta dumplings and drizzle with juice - it certainly got our diners talking. 1. Make the ice cream. Warm up the milk in a pan. Whisk the yolks and sugar in a bowl until combined. Once the milk is warm pour it over the yolk mix. Place back on stove, stirring continuously until thickened. Allow to cool. Add whipped cream cheese and churn in an ice-cream maker until frozen. 2. For the crumble, mix the ingredients together. Spread out on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool then break up. 3. Finally, make the dumplings. Place the oil into a high sided pan and heat to 180C. Sieve the flours and baking powder into a bowl, add zest, egg and egg yolk. and beat until smooth. July 2014

Gradually add the ricotta. Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe directly into the oil, squeezing out 5-8cm/2-3in pieces and then snip with scissors. Cook until they begin to colour then place onto kitchen towel to drain. Roll the dumplings in the sugar to cover. Add macerated fruits of choice to decorate.

Ingredients Cream Cheese Ice-cream 300ml milk 300g cream cheese 6 egg yolks 150g caster sugar Shortbread Crumble 55g caster sugar 125g soft butter 180g plain flour Ricotta Dumplings 400ml vegetable oil 80g plain flour 20g self raising flour 2.5g baking powder Zest of 2 oranges 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 yolk 500g ricotta, firm drained well 100g caster sugar Serves 6

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Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. Oscar nominated Best Documentary 2014 and winner of the Sundance Film Festival Best Directing award 2013. The Loxwood Joust is the UK’s premiere Mediaeval Fun Day Out and is taking place at the enchanting Loxwood Meadow. It takes place over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August, each day from 10am to 6pm, and the programme of mediaeval revelry guarantees a day out like no other. There’s an all action jousting tournament and daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire. Music from the internationally acclaimed singing group the Mediaeval Baebes. Try your hand at archery, sup fine ales and dine on local organic fayre while the little ones can enjoy their very own Children’s Kingdom – a festival within a festival where the Mediaeval Groat is the currency! The Loxwood Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood and has ample free

parking. Advance tickets are Adults £12, Children 4-14 £6, under 4s free. On the gate, equivalent prices are £15, £7, free. Seniors are £13 and a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is £40. To order tickets go to www. loxwoodjoust.co.uk.

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Times: everyday from 10am-4pm, with the final performance on Friday 8th August at 5pm. Then, from 11th to 15th August, there’s a chance for 7-11 year olds to create a production of Beauty and The Beast. Here’s a chance to create a character, learn lines, paint the scenery and at the end of the week you will perform a special version of this classic tale for family and friends. Again, just bring yourself, heaps of energy (a packed lunch!) and a desire to have some fun! Times: everyday from 10am-3.15pm, with the final performance on Friday 15 August at 4pm. The clubs both take place at Onslow Village Hall, Wilderness Road, Onslow Village, Guildford, GU2 7QX Fees: £140 (£100 siblings). To reserve your child’s place just call the box office on 01483 304384 or go to the GSC website, www.guildfordshakespeare-company.co.uk and download a registration form. If you have any questions, you can email GSC at info@guildford-shakespearecompany.co.uk.

This summer Guildford Shakespeare Company returns with two weeks of action-packed drama clubs, where in just five days young actors will play, rehearse and stage their own production for family and friends. The first one runs from 4th to 8th August and is for 12-17 year olds. The play you will work on is the old favourite, Twelfth Night. Working with professional actors from this summer’s open-air production, the week will feature drama activities and workshops designed to get you acting Shakespeare like a pro, as they bring the weird world of Illyria to life in a performance for family and friends at the end of the week. No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary, just bring yourself, heaps of energy (a 13_Layout 1 07/11/2013 11:37 Page packed lunch!) and aWizard desire Dec to have Albury Organic Vineyard, who1 we some fun… yellow tights optional! profiled a couple of years back,

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Succession of Salads This summer at Wisley we are celebrating herbs and our cafés and restaurant will be packing fresh herbs into all manner of sweet and savoury dishes. Look out for the ‘Herbfest’ branding when you next visit and feast your senses on herb infused oils, fresh herb salads, and displays of colourful herbs in the Walled Garden East in place of more traditional summer bedding. Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to garden and if you’re inspired by our culinary creations you can re-create them by growing your own ingredients at home. ‘Cut and come again’ salad leaves can be grown in pots and when punched up with a few choice herbs like parsley, chives or coriander, will make an exciting addition to your table.

Naked ladies for the autumn

For the tastiest results make sure your leafy herbs and salads are planted in full sun and keep well fed and watered as many herbs and salads can die quickly if starved of nutrients. Coriander is a prime example of this, and can flower and die in just a few weeks if it doesn’t have the required nutrients and water. Another handy tip is to re-sow salad leaves each fortnight, as this will give you a regular supply of tasty leaves throughout the summer.

If you have visited Wisley in September you couldn’t have failed to spot the large, vibrant Colchicum or autumn crocus (right). Also known as naked ladies, because their flowers spring up with no foliage, they are typically available in shades of pink or white, and add a wonderful splash of colour to the autumn garden. Dry bulbs start to become available in late July/August and should be planted as soon as possible. Look out for the double flowered cultivar ‘Waterlily’ which is truly beautiful. If nothing else, the common name of these plants will be a talking point! FIND OUT MORE

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Slug off! I hate slug pellets! I would never use them, not even the organic kind. They are incredibly detrimental to wild life, killing lovely hedgehogs (a natural predator of slugs and snails) in a horrid, drawn-out and painful way. If, like me, you want to protect our wildlife and help preserve the natural balance of nature, there are many other ways you can protect your precious plants from slugs and snails.

Please do remember that all of these deterrents will need to be regularly re-applied and in the case of the copper rings and tape, regularly rubbed over with sandpaper to keep the surface fresh and free of oxidisation.

Slugs and snails are fleshy, succulent beings, with a protective slimy layer which enables them to move around. They don’t want to cross anything that’s sharp or abrasive or will dry out this protective layer. So by using sharp sand, course grit, sawdust, ash, soot, crushed eggshells, and diatomaceous earth as barriers around your plants, you’ll naturally be deterring slugs and snails. Human hair a n d horse hair are also excellent at keeping slugs and snails at bay, as are garlic granules or garlic wash – these two will need to be reapplied after any wet weather. Pine needles and copper tape can also be used.

Here are plenty of other natural predators of slugs and snails: frogs, slow worms, shrews, ground beetles, centipedes, marsh flies, newts, ducks, chickens, garden birds, especially song thrushes, mistle thrushes and redwings. It is an interesting fact that these birds as well as hedgehogs have declined dramatically since the introduction and widespread use of slug pellets.

You can also purchase nematodes, which are naturally occurring microscopic predators of slugs and snails when used in a concentrated form, and are very effective at controlling the types of slugs living in the soil. Nematodes are even effective in wet weather when many remedies fail. Slug nematodes aren’t as successful in areas where manure is used as a fertiliser, so do bear that in mind.

So let’s do more to help these wonderful creatures by stopping the use of slug pellets and making our gardens more wildlife friendly. Beth Otway is a horticulturalist and gardening evangelist, and is also vice-chairman of Godalming in Bloom, and the Press Officer for Milford Horticultural Society.

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Shamley Green and Winkworth This is a walk which offers some splendid views and a brush with religious history and, in parts, a fairly strenuous leg stretch. I completed the walk at the end of May 2014 and must advise that many of the bridleways were pretty muddy, so stout waterproof boots are recommended. I did the walk starting at Winkworth Arboretum, which enabled us to reach Shamley Green for lunch.

The walk 1. Walk roughly west-south-west, out of the back of the green and down Hullbrook Lane, away from the B2128. Walk all the way to the T junction at the end. Go right and almost immediately take a footpath out left to continue forward. This takes you across the River Wey and then under what was a railway bridge. 2. Continue on up to the A281. Turn left and walk about 300 yards to cross and turn off right, up a concrete lane signed Bonhurst Farm and alongside a Bramley sign. Walk about ½ mile along the wide track to reach the farm and, here, turn right. Quickly reach a T junction and turn left along a track. Now, walk about ¼ mile, passing a lone house and, shortly thereafter, reaching cross paths. Continue straight ahead along a narrow, in places deeply cut, path. Pass a house, ‘Keepers’ and reach ‘Gatestreet Barn’. 3. Here, turn right onto a wide track in a field. Follow this until passing a single storey outhouse and emerging on a tarmac drive heading towards “Wintershall”, a large house. (Wintershall lends its name to the Wintershall Players, who perform Passion Plays.) A few yards on, the path forks right, over the grass and around the side of the garden to bypass the house. On the far side, turn left and immediately right on a track with a lake below, to your left. (You will see here some of the Passion Play props, for example the tomb in which Jesus is buried, with the large circular rock at the entrance). The track swings left to climb up and out through a gap into a field. Cross the field straight ahead and enter a wood. Walk along just inside the wood, parallel to the field edge and keep going to reach a narrow lane (emerging with a 17th century farmhouse ‘Scotsland Farm’ off to your left). Turn right. 4. Walk along the lane a little way and take a track left, into trees again. Ignore a side path left and continue up, following the path as it 62

swings right and continues to climb steeply for a short distance. At the top continue forward along the path and follow it down, passing ‘Langshurst Farm’ and swinging gradually left. Take the first footpath right and quickly reach the busy B2130, Hascombe/Godalming road. Go, carefully, straight across and up a track, passing ‘Elm Cottage’ and continuing to climb up a fairly steep slope to emerge at the end of a residential road. Follow this as it swings sharply left and then reaches a T junction with another road. Turn right and walk along to the end and the junction with the B2130. 5. Turn right and, again carefully, walk about 100 yards along the B2130 before taking a footpath left, just beyond the entrance to ‘Eden House’ and before the road drops steeply down. This path takes you to the Winkworth Arboretum car park and the end of the outward leg. Turn right to enter the Arboretum to find the café and toilets. (You do not need to be a National Trust member. You will be using a public footpath and they are happy to have you spend money in the café). 6. Go straight on, beyond the café and the ticket box, until reaching a four-way signpost. Here, follow the ‘Boathouse’ sign and fork left and down the ‘Fiona Adam Steps’. At the T junction at the bottom turn right and quickly reach another T junction where you turn left. A little further on fork right to cross a footbridge, again right. Follow the path over two more footbridges and a pointless tiny third (with a waterfall to your right). Reach a field at a T junction with another path. Turn left and walk through to a narrow road. Here, head left along the road to pass some cottages and continue as far again beyond them to reach another house on the left. It is ‘Phillimore Cottage’. vantagepointmag.co.uk


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junction in Thorncombe Street. Turn left, walk a few yards and, just past a telephone box, take a footpath right, up a track and onto Thorncombe Hill. You climb up through two fields. At the top, pass through a corridor between fields and enter trees. The path now bears slightly right and drops down through trees to another field. Continue down and straight across. Climb over a stile onto cross paths and continue straight ahead. Reach a road and turn left.

7. Follow a signpost left, up its drive. Turn right before the house, into the corner of its garden to find a path running left and along by the garden edge and parallel to the road. Follow this along the right-hand side of two fields and out to another narrow road. Turn right to cross a stream and quickly reach a T

DISTANCE: 9.5 miles OS MAPS: Explorer 145 Guildford & Farnham, Godalming & Farnborough START GRID REFERENCE: 4 032 1 438 STARTING POINT: Shamley Green – park around the Green. You could also start at Winkworth Arboretum and start the walk at paragraph six.

8. After about 300 yards, at a sharp bend, take a track right, along the side of ‘Brookwell’. Follow this path through to the A281. Cross, turn left and walk about 150 yards to turn right on a track running between farm buildings. This track takes you over the River Wey and the Wey South Path and arrives at a lane. Jink right and cross to turn left and walk up through a field. You will arrive on the road from Shamley Green, opposite Shamley Green Church. Cross and then walk (very carefully) left, down to the Green and your starting point.

REFRESHMENTS: There is a café at Winkworth Arboretum which is open from 10am to 4.30pm every day. There is a café/deli in Shamley Green called the Speckledy Hen, which is open 8am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. There are also two pubs if you require something stronger! The walk is taken from Guildford Rambling Club’s portfolio (guildfordramblingclub.org.uk) with thanks.

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