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6 The Editor's Note Plus contact information

8 For the love of cheese Phil Kemp meets local artisan cheesemakers

10 60 places to see in the Surrey Hills Celebrating 60 years of the AONB 14 Pets and families Zoe Blake looks at how pets can be good for families 18 Arts Classic music star returns to Grayshott concerts

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• THE EDITOR'S NOTE I hope you like our cover image this month. The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have commissioned six of these fabulous prints to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the formation of this AONB, which was the second one formed in England and covers a quarter of the county. If you do like these images, we are running a competition this month to win a framed copy of the print of your choice. Please see our competitions page in the magazine and online for more details. We do feature information about and from the Surrey Hills AONB reasonably regularly in these pages as I think they do an absolutely marvellous job of helping to protect our glorious countryside. As another celebration of their 60th anniversary, they have also produced a list of 60 places to see in the Surrey Hills, a small number of which we have featured in this issue. I am guilty, like many of us I suspect, of visiting places far and wide and leaving interesting places on our doorstep for another day, which then seldom comes. I shall therefore try to visit all of these before the end of the year if I can! Staycations have become more and more popular, given the cost and the irritation that overseas travel often brings with it. There is always so much to do and to see in this country and given recent weather, we can now stay at home to get a sun tan. Godalming has run its own Staycation programme for the past eight years, probably the largest one in the country. The town council works with many local organisations to put on more than 70 free or subsidised activities and attractions for adults, children and families. It really is a great community event and I am always surprised that more towns or villages do not do something similar.

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CHEESE Phil Kemp meets artisan cheesemakers Pam and Francis Gimblett OPERATING FROM a well-equipped microdairy in the Surrey Hills near Haslemere, Pam and Francis Gimblett produce a fragrant soft washed-rind cheese they endearingly call Floyd, to their own unique recipe developed through sheer hard work and undoubtedly mixed with an intuitive creativity. Their cheese adventure has proven to be one full of challenges, many of which they hadn’t predicted, as Pam explains.

“When Francis first suggested we make cheese we thought six months down the line we’d be in production, but it was crazy to have assumed that. There is so much you have to learn, and the first time you make cheese there are lots of problems you have to solve, and faults you’ve got to refine. And that takes an awful amount of time.” The couple complement each other perfectly as a team. Pam grew up on a farm, and Francis dreamt of being a chef. This personal chemistry eventually saw them create a successful business running cheese and wine events for over 20 years. “Clients at these events asked us to provide a myriad of different accompaniments, and increasingly cheese,” said Pam. “So we did a lot of research into the cheeses we were providing, and it was on the way back from an event about five years ago that Francis posed the question: ‘Wouldn’t it be a natural progression that we start making our own cheese?’ – and I rather foolishly and naively said yes!” The Gimbletts both burst into laughter, which I sense was broadly congratulatory but perhaps tinged a little with the harsh reality of what this has involved. “We did most of our research in France where we met with cheesemakers, making lots of friends along the way,” said

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FOR THE LOVE OF CHEESE the fields to be milked as and when they want, with milking done by robotic milking machines which for the cows’ welfare is very beneficial.” I was now totally intrigued, and also becoming a tad distracted by a yearning to start exploring Floyd’s undoubtedly very individual flavour. Francis suggested a tour of the Gimblett cheese dairy which is compact but very well-equipped and carefully controlled, both in terms of temperature and hygiene. “We collect our milk from the farm and heat it to about 38°. We add our starter cultures, which are lactic acid producing bacteria that provide flavour and also serve to make the cheese safe, and then the animal enzyme rennet which coagulates the milk into curd and adds flavour too.” Francis was guiding me around the dairy as he spoke, and we had paused by a collection of circular moulds. “We cut the curd into little cubes and stir to dispel the whey, with around a litre of milk producing one cheese. This is quite a high ratio compared to say a dry cheese like Cheddar as we retain a lot of moisture to give the gooeyness we need for our cheese. This is drained into these moulds to create a 200g cheese.” Francis moved towards the first of two temperaturecontrolled rooms. “These are then kept for three or four days at around 18° which kickstarts the bacteria. Then we drop the temperature to 11° for about three weeks, washing the cheese in a solution of brine and diluted vodka. This discourages unwanted mould and yeast, encouraging the bacteria we had added which turns the cheese a pinkorange colour. We leave it a further week before finally chilling it down to about 5° so it is ready for sale.” Previous page: Gimblett cheese; Pam and Francis Gimblett. From top: one of the Jersey cows (Kimberley Archer); the cheese in production.

Francis. “We took little bits and pieces of their knowledge to gain an understanding of the nuts and bolts, and it was all about flavour really. We wanted to create something of our own, a cheese that is very complex in flavour, similar to a fine wine which gives a range of persistent and changing flavours.” Milk of course is the core ingredient of cheese, and my question as to where they source their supplies was fascinating in itself. “Our milk comes from Pierrepont Farm in Frensham,” explained Pam. “Mike and Bev Clear are tenants of the farm’s owners, Countryside Restoration Trust, and their ethos is focused on the welfare of their herd of around 130 Jersey cows, all of which they know by name. The cows come in from August 2018

I then posed an impossible question, asking them to describe Floyd’s flavour. This was really a poorly disguised hint for a taste but I failed miserably by default. At the time of my visit the dairy was closed in readiness for some building work and the installation of new equipment, so I will have to wait until they are shortly back in production! But based on the tantalising way both Pam and Francis had attempted to convey its flavour exactly as you would taste it - which included wild-mushroomy, gamy, and even at times chocolatey – I will be eagerly joining you in the queues at the outlets where it is on sale. Check out where on their website. Phil Kemp is a Godalming-based writer and photographer. www.weyriver.co.uk FIND OUT MORE Gimblett Cheese - www.gimblettcheese.co.uk Pierrepont Farm - www.rawmilksurrey.co.uk Pam and Francis are members of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association www.specialistcheesemakers.co.uk

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Five of the limited edition prints of the Surrey Hills including Leith Hill Tower, the Great Pond at Frensham, the Devils Punch Bowl at Hindhead, the viewpoint at Box Hill and a view from Newlands Corner on the North Downs Way.

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Celebrate 60 years of the Surrey Hills AONB with 60 places to see in the Surrey Hills 2018 MARKS the 60th anniversary of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designation. The Surrey Hills was one of the first landscapes in the country to be designated in 1958 and is now one of 38 AONBs in England and Wales.

just 60 as there is so much more! Included are some well-known and iconic sites such as Box Hill, Leith Hill Tower and Newlands Corner in addition to some more unusual places including the Tillingbourne waterfall, Wilberforce memorial and Atlantic Wall.

The Surrey Hills stretch across rural Surrey, from the chalk North Downs that run from Farnham in the west, above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate, to Oxted in the east, covering a quarter of the county.

With luck, you’re bound to discover something you didn’t know about in the Surrey Hills. You can find out more about the legend of Silent Pool, the military history associated with Reigate Fort and why Wanborough Great Barn is the oldest and most important wooden building in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Each place listed also has options for walks nearby and other interesting things to do in the area.

A whole series of anniversary events have been taking place this year and the Surrey Hills AONB have recently created a list of ’60 places to see in the Surrey Hills’. It’s perfect for those looking for something a bit different to do and they’ve picked out some interesting places to get out and discover in the Surrey Hills. It was hard to keep the list to

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60 PLACES TO SEE IN THE SURREY HILLS

Chilworth Gunpowder Works The Surrey Hills isn’t the first place that you’d associate with heavy industry, but in the village of Chilworth, near Guildford, are the ruins of an industry that dominated the area for almost 300 years – the manufacturing of gunpowder. The fast flowing Tillingbourne river attracted industry to Chilworth, as the river could be utilised to power water mills. In the 16th Century, the Evelyn family set up a gunpowder works in the area after being awarded the royal monopoly on gunpowder manufacture. In 1626, the East India Company also established a gunpowder mill on the banks of the Tillingbourne, the gunpowder works it opened at Chilworth in 1626 was used to supply its forces abroad. There’s a great 2km heritage walk of the Gunpowder Mills with downloadable leaflet available from the website; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/chilworth-gunpowder-works/

Reigate Heath Windmill Reigate Heath Windmill is a grade II listed post mill which has been restored and is used as a chapel. It is thought to be the only windmill in the world which is a consecrated church. The windmill was built c.1765, and was last worked by wind in April 1862. In 1962, the mill was purchased by Reigate Borough Council and the mill was restored, with new sails fitted. A church service was held on 18 October 1964, and since May 1965 a service has been held on the third Sunday of each month during the summer. You can take in the Mill by doing a 4 mile walk across Reigate Heath; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/reigate-heath-windmill/

The Atlantic Wall D-Day training sites were created in Britain in order to practise for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Northern France in 1944. In 1943, in an area of Hankley Common known as the Lion’s Mouth, Canadian troops constructed a replica of a section of the Atlantic Wall. It is constructed from reinforced concrete and was used as a training aid to develop and practise techniques to breach the defences of the French coast prior to the D-Day landings. The wall is about 100 m (330 ft) long, 3 m (9.8 ft) high by 3.5 m (11 ft) wide. It is divided into two sections between which there were originally steel gates. Nearby are other obstacles such as dragon’s teeth, reinforced concrete blocks and lengths of railway track set in concrete and with wire entanglements. Many of the relics show signs of live weapons training and the main wall has two breaches caused by demolition devices. You can discover the Atlantic Wall on a 5 mile walk; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/atlantic-wall/

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60 PLACES TO SEE IN THE SURREY HILLS

Limpsfield Common mini woodland houses Discover a miniature world on Limpsfield Common. National Trust Volunteers have built mini houses for woodland creatures. Discover Hedgehog Hall, Peter Rabbit’s Post Office, Fox Villa and more. If you’re lucky, and as quiet as a mouse, you may even spot one of the secretive woodland creatures. A good time to visit is first thing in the morning or last thing at night. You can find Ridlands Grove just off Ridlands Lane which is about half a mile south of the A25 on the B269 (Kent Hatch Road) heading towards Edenbridge from Oxted. Discover more about the mini woodland houses; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/limpsfield-common-mini-woodlandhouses/

The Wilberforce Memorial On 19 July 1873 Samuel Wilberforce, ‘Soapy Sam’ the Bishop of Winchester, had a tragic accident on the Abinger Roughs. His family erected a granite memorial on the spot where he fell, and you can see this Grade II listed monument near Leasers Barn. The Roughs was formerly part of the Abinger Hall Estate. In the late 19th century the land was planted with specimen trees, plantations and rhododendrons to form open glades with interlinking paths; a wilderness garden. It was created by Thomas Henry Farrer of Abinger Hall, and you can still see some of the original garden today. There’s also a great 3 mile walk around Abinger Roughs which takes in the memorial; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/the-wilberforce-memorial/

Wanborough Great Barn Wanborough Great Barn is the oldest and most important wooden building in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Built in 1388 by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey and used for storing and processing crops and fleeces. It is an aisled barn, made from massive oak timbers, with large doors on both long sides to permit entry and exit by carts. Constructed from some of the many oak trees that covered much of Surrey in the middle-ages, Wanborough Great Barn was part of a ‘grange’ – a farm supplying the abbey’s needs. Discover more about Wanborough Great Barn; www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/wanborough-great-barn/ These offer just a snapshot of some of the wonderful things there are to get out and see in the Surrey Hills. For a full list of 60 places to see in the Surrey Hills visit www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-60/. To win a complete set of Surrey Hills limited edition prints, visit www.vantagepointmag.co.uk/competitions. August 2018

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PETS and FAMILIES Zoe Blake looks at how pets can be good for the whole family THE UK is known for being a nation of animal lovers and so it is not surprising that a 2015 Pet Population Report estimated almost half of UK households own a pet, giving a total of approximately 58 million pets. I feel that owning a pet (or in my case three cats and one dog) will enable my son to grow up having learnt a whole variety of skills which he can hopefully translate to other areas of his life. I see a pet bringing behaviour improvements, emotional benefits and, most importantly, health advantages. I recently stumbled across a report resulting from a survey and studies run by Pets at Home in 2015 which confirms my beliefs. Children are being given the opportunity to care for pets on a daily basis. At this young age, they are taught what a responsibility it is and so understand what work and commitment is involved in owning a pet. Their relationships towards others should improve as they learn about compassion, which could also help reduce self -focus. Pets can become a comfort tool where the children find they can open-up if they are upset, as their pets won’t laugh at them or tease them. They provide a great way to get our children learning about nature, getting fresh air and exercise, which can work wonders for a child’s nights sleep (I can vouch for this first hand). It will also get more sedentary members of the household out and about. The survey felt that people who were dog

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owners were deemed friendlier and more sociable than non-dog owners. So if you decided to get a dog to enjoy some nice quiet walks alone, you may need to think again! Pets have also been known to have benefits if a child is finding it hard to concentrate or are anxious about performing a certain task. The study showed that when a dog was placed in a classroom of children, they were able to perform tasks better and faster making fewer mistakes. It has also been studied and documented that exposure to dogs in the first years of life can mean a lower incidence of hay fever and asthma for our children. So owning a pet has surely got to mean a happy, healthier family? It is obviously important if

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we are thinking about obtaining a pet that we get the right type of pet for our family lifestyle. Source it from a reliable place, like an animal charity, rehoming centre, a responsible breeder and please always avoid buying through newspapers and online ads.

dedication and they should definitely been seen as a lifelong commitment, not just a phase. It is important to remember that an adult should always be supervising children when they are around their pets. You must also communicate and teach children the ‘5 welfare needs’.

So what pet would be best? This one is always a hard decision to make and has to be a discussion that is made with the whole family. Who will be responsible for the main care of the animal and what is your main reasoning for adding another family member? Think about the individual types of animals and what care and attention they require. Visit your local pet shops and rescue centres and have a look at the different options you have. Speak to friends and family who have pets and see how they feel.

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The obvious choices would be cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. However other pets like tortoises, snakes, lizards and hedgehogs are starting to become popular. How much interaction would the family like to have with the pet and are they going to be rewarded with attention? For example, there are no guarantees that a cat will become a lap cat if that’s what you were wanting. A hamster’s waking hours will often be when the family is asleep and a nice cuddly rabbit may not like to be handled unless it has been done correctly from a young age. Animals all require attention and

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• A safe and suitable place for them to live • A proper diet including fresh water • The ability to express normal behaviours • Suitable housing (with or without other animals) • Protection from pain, suffering, injury and disease My son gets involved in various activities of their care from feeding, walking and cleaning out any visiting small animals. He will also come with me when they go to the vets which I feel is vital in him understanding the need to treat a sick or injured animal, to keep them healthy and give them the best life we can. Our pets give us unconditional love and it is important that we provide them with a safe and healthy life. If you feel that your family can do this, then there are many great reasons to do so. FIND OUT MORE Zoe Blake is a registered veterinary nurse and runs The Friendly Pet Nurse. Call 07917 094715 or visit www.thefriendlypetnurse.co.uk.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC STAR RETURNS TO GRAYSHOTT CONCERTS ONE OF Classical Music’s best-loved performers is returning to Grayshott after a break of two years. Howard Shelley has a world reputation as an accomplished pianist and conductor, often at the same time, with over 150 CDs to his name. Having played and conducted a string of Mozart and Beethoven works for Grayshott Concerts, organisers have invited him back on Friday 21st September 2018 to perform a popular programme of works by Schubert, Dvorak – and Shostakovitch. Both Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’ and Dvorak’s lively ‘8th Symphony’ are well known to audiences – but Shostakovitch’s ‘2nd Piano Concerto’ has been rather less well-known – until recent times. Over the last 10 years or so, this beautifully lyrical and melancholy work has been shooting up the popularity polls thanks to the many requests the work receives on Classic FM. In 2017, the work reached No.17 in Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’. The composer himself, however, writing in 1957, the year of composition, expressed the opinion, with tongue-in-cheek, that the work was “of little artistic

merit”. Clearly, the public thinks otherwise. ’With Shostakovitch’s reputation as a somewhat ‘noisy’ composer, packing his works with percussion, the 2nd Piano Concerto is unexpectedly sublime and instantly appealing. Its languorous melodies linger in the memory long after the performance. So audiences can expect a rewarding experience for a September evening in Grayshott’s ‘acoustic masterpiece’ of St Luke’s Church in the heart of the village. Howard Shelley, Grayshott Concerts’ Associate Artist, will perform the Concerto and conduct the music group’s Orchestra-in-Residence, the renowned London Mozart Players. Early booking is recommended as every Grayshott Concert since 2004 has sold out in advance. Tickets and more information are available on the website at www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk.

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These cute Little Gem lettuce cups make perfect bite sized scoops for a delicious cheat’s version of the classic Caesar salad.

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

3 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 clove garlic, crushed, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 20g parmesan, finely grated plus a little extra for decoration, 4 radishes, cut into wedges, 3 spring onions cut into strips, 1 ready-roasted chicken breast, shredded, 2 Little Gem lettuces. Serves 6 as a starter or more as a canapé.

Method:

1. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, mustard and parmesan and beat well. 2. Add the radish, most of the spring onion and shredded chicken breast to the bowl and stir well so everything is coated. 3. Separate the leaves of the Little Gem lettuce and lay out on a platter. Spoon a little of the chicken mix into each lettuce leaf and top with the extra parmesan and left over spring onion.

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650g pork steaks, cut into 2.5cm cubes (leg or shoulder), 12 shallots, peeled and cut in half, 3 tbsp jerk rub, 3 tbsp olive oil. For the Salsa: ½ fresh pineapple, chopped into 1cm cubes, 3 shallots, finely chopped, a handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped, juice & zest of 1 lime, 3 red chillis, deseeded and chopped. Plus 8 wooden kebab skewers, soaked in water for an hour to prevent burning. Serves 4.

Method:

1. Make a paste with the jerk rub by mixing it with the olive oil. Add the jerk paste to the cubed pork and shallots and mix thoroughly. Leave to marinate for a minimum of half an hour – an hour would be better if you have time. 2. Whilst the pork and shallots are marinating make the pineapple salsa by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Leave to rest at room temperature to allow the flavours to develop. 3. When the marinating is finished, thread the shallots and pork alternately onto the skewers. Cook the skewers on a BBQ or grill pan on a high heat for a couple of minutes on each side until they are nicely coloured. Move to a cooler part of the BBQ or turn the heat on the grill down and cook for further 10-15 minutes, turning regularly until the pork is cooked and the shallots are tender. 4. Serve with the pineapple salsa.

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Summer recipes FOOD & DRINK •

Blue Cheese Beef Burger Pimm’s with a Celery & Radish Salsa Ice Lollies and Caramelised Shallots

Ingredients:

For the shallots: 8 shallots, 3 tsp butter, 1 tsp brown sugar, ½ tsp balsamic vinegar. For the salsa: 2 sticks celery, 4 radishes, ½ tbsp white wine vinegar, ½ tbsp olive oil. For the burger; 4 beef burgers, 4 brioche burger buns, 1 Little Gem lettuce, 4 slices of blue cheese. Serves 4.

Method:

1. Peel and slice the shallots. Heat the butter in frying pan until sizzling, add the sugar and vinegar and swirl together. 2. Turn the heat down to medium/low, tip in the shallots, season and stir to coat. Continue to cook the shallots, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes until they are caramel coloured and very soft. Set aside. 3. While the shallots are cooling, make the salsa. Finely dice the radish and celery put them in a bowl with the oil and vinegar and season. Stir well and set aside. 4. Cook the burgers on the BBQ, grill or griddle and toast the buns. Lay some Little Gem on the base of the bun and spoon in some salsa. Put the burger on top with a slice of cheese then top with the caramelised shallots. Hold the whole thing together with a skewer or steak knife through the middle. August 2018

Mix up your Pimm’s consumption by making these fun ice lollies, you can guarantee they will impress guests!

Ingredients:

300g strawberries and raspberries, leaves from 1 stem of mint, 50g icing sugar, 100ml Pimm’s, 200ml lemonade. To decorate: 4 slices cucumber, quartered, 4 strawberries, sliced. Makes 8 lollies depending on the size of your lolly moulds

Method:

1. Put the strawberries, mint leaves and sugar into a blender and whizz until smooth. Pour through a fine sieve to remove the seeds. 2. Combine the berry mixture with the Pimm’s and lemonade and stir well. Put the cucumber and strawberry slices into the lolly moulds and pour in the liquid. Freeze for 4 hours or until solid.

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Plant Heritage • GARDENING

With Beth Otway

PLANT HERITAGE are a plant conservation charity, based in Guildford, that encourage horticulturists, botanists, and gardeners to grow, propagate, share, and conserve a wide range of plants to protect and safeguard the variety of plants we have available to grow and enjoy. This year, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary, so to mark the occasion they asked garden designer Jackie Currie to create an exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, to publicise the value of Plant Heritage’s work. Plant Heritage are a self-funding charitable organisation with limited resources, but thanks to the efforts of their staff and trustees, as well as the dedication of the growers of over 600 National Collection holders across the country, the actual value of this charity’s work is priceless. It’s often assumed that a plant, once it’s released for sale, is held in vast numbers and will always be available for us to purchase forever more, but this is seldom the case. Plant stocks are often lower than you might expect; many plants that are popular one minute can fall from favour the next, so unless nurseries and gardeners grow, propagate, and share

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Clockwise from top left: Alium 'Ostara'; Geum 'Lemon Drops'; Rosa 'Madame Isaac Pereire'.

plants, there is no guarantee that we will be able to find a particular plant in the future. Plants are valuable to us in so many ways. They may produce compounds which are essential components in medical treatments, a plant may produce delicious fruit or vegetables, or a plant might be a valuable garden plant, which flowers earlier or later, or flowers for longer. A plant might be special as it copes when grown in a particular soil type, or a plant might be valued for its ability to survive extended periods of cold, heat, drought or wet weather. National Collection holders are passionate growers of a particular group of plants. These range from National Collections set up to honour a particular plant breeder, for example Sarah Cook’s National Collection of Irises introduced by Sir Cedric Morris, or National Collections set up to safeguard plants from a particular location, such as Linda Heywood’s National Collection of Echium Species and Cultivars from Macaronesian Islands. There are

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PLANT HERITAGE many collections of fascinating plants, like Nigel Hewitt-Cooper, of Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants’ National Collection of Drosera. Jackie Currie holds a National Collection of Allium Species, Cultivars, and Hybrids, and Julian Reed holds a National Collection of Hardy Polypodium Cultivars, while Jonathan Hogarth holds a National Collection of Small and Miniature Hostas. Jackie Currie, as a National Collection holder as well as a garden designer, was the perfect choice to design and build the Plant Heritage exhibit for the horticultural calendar’s most prestigious event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Having said this, Jackie had quite a challenge before her. The RHS contacted Plant Heritage just five weeks before the Chelsea Flower Show was due to open when an exhibitor pulled out due to the effects of the unseasonable cold weather this spring. Jackie had just over a month to come up with a design, source the plants, and create an exhibit! She had to fit in her full-time day job as well as organising the display, so had a very busy time. Thankfully she was ably assisted by Plant Heritage’s Show Manager, Gill Groombridge. Plant Heritage’s Chelsea exhibit was entitled ‘The Heart of Plant Heritage’, as the National Plant Collections are at the heart of Plant Heritage’s conservation work. The exhibit featured plants from 25 different National Collections, including roses borrowed from Mottisfont Abbey’s National Collection of pre-1900 Shrub Roses. Mottisfont Abbey’s National Collection of Roses was established by Graham Stuart Thomas in the 1970s, and this magnificent rose collection is home to many old and rare varieties of rose. Without the dedication of the renowned plantsman Graham Stuart Thomas, who planted the roses, and the support of Plant Heritage and the National Trust, who maintain the collection, these roses may otherwise have become extinct and lost to us forever. Plant Heritage’s Chelsea exhibit featured an Acer from the National Collection at Westonbirt Arboretum, lavender from Downderry Nursery’s National Collection of Lavender, as well as Alliums from Jackie Currie’s National Collection of Alliums.

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Top: From left - Lorraine Smith, Alan Titchmarsh, Jackie Currie, Steve Currie and Gill Groombridge at Chelsea. Above: Plant Heritage's 40th Anniversary stand at Chelsea.

The RHS judges were impressed with the Plant Heritage exhibit, presenting the display with a Silver-Gilt Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. If you’re interested, you can support Plant Heritage by making a donation or becoming a member. Plant Heritage members enjoy many benefits including invitations to attend talks and workshops arranged by a network of local groups across the country, visits to gardens, specialist nurseries, National Plant Collections, and Plant Heritage’s specialist plant fairs, where you can buy a wide range of rare and unusual plants. Members can take part in Plant Heritage’s annual plant exchange, and twice a year members also receive the Plant Heritage Journal, which is full of interesting articles about plants. As a member and National Collection Holder myself, I can tell you that Plant Heritage is a lovely, friendly society; by joining and attending the meetings, you’re sure to make some great friends! FIND OUT MORE For more articles about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, gardening advice for the month ahead, and much more besides, visit my website www.pumpkinbeth.com

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MADHURST 18TH-27TH AUGUST participated, whether by organizing events, volunteering a few hours, sponsoring events, donating raffle prizes or by loaning equipment. This year, clubs and societies across the community are more involved than ever before.

EACH YEAR the Midhurst Music, Arts, Dance and Drama Festival (MADhurst) organizes a 10-day cultural event, culminating in a family Grand Finale, which includes a Parade through the town organized by the Town Council. There is also a sizeable ‘fringe’ festival. MADhurst really is a community-wide event, living up to its goal of fostering community through creativity. Last year over 200 businesses, community groups and individuals

This is because the festival is bigger and better than ever. New events include: Ben Pryer & The Lucky Dogs; Sul Fiato Operatic Duo; and the Joan and Donna Comedy Duo. In addition, the FB Pocket Orchestra, Rosie Hodgson with Rowan Pickett and several events for children are back by popular demand. Come along and enjoy the fun! All details are on the MADhurst website at www.madhurst.co.uk, and this year our Box Office is going online via the website, and you can still book by phone or in person at the Old Library 10am-12 noon each Friday and Saturday until 19th August.

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Chidham Circular Summer is a lovely time to visit the seaside, as long as you are away from the crowds. This is a 5 mile circular walk with some of the best panoramic views of the harbour at Chichester. There is always something to watch on the water, whether it is groups of young people learning to sail or kayak, or birds diving for fish. This walk is taken with permission from Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

• THE WALK 1. Take the first path on the left out of the car park. Going up a few steps you can see Bosham Church in the distance (position A on the map). Turn to the right and then left along the field edge, heading towards the shoreline. 2. At the shoreline path, turn right and keep going. Just before you reach the big accommodation boat for Christian Youth Enterprises (B) , the path turns inland. Carefully follow the footpath signs around the buildings and activity fields of the two sailing centres. You will shortly come onto a hard surfaced path through a dinghy park. 3. The path then turns left towards the shoreline. This section is suitable for wheelchairs. It was opened in 1988 on land kindly donated by Martin Beale, whose family still live at Cobnor House. 4. Keep on the path, there are a number of benches along this route for a break and to enjoy the view. The path eventually leads down a few steps to the shoreline. Turn right along the

shore. Once you have passed the shoreline oaks, climb back up onto the bank. Take the footpath that heads inland to the right of the fence (C) . 5. When the path reaches the shoreline, turn right and look out for the footpath sign to the right (D) . The path goes down a few steps and turns back on itself. Turn left at the field edge to walk inland across fields. At the road, turn right. You will shortly come to some houses and then the Old House at Home pub. 6. Past the pub the road bears to the left. Take time to visit the church and look out for their collection of historical ‘teasel people’. Just before the church there is a footpath on the right (E). Keep on this wide grassy path as it wiggles around fields. 7. On the straight section with electricity poles look out for the small unsigned path on the left leading back to the road. Turn right to return to the car park. St Marys Church, Chidham (Bob Parkes)

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Les Amitiés Françaises • PROFILE Founded in 1989, on the initiative of a Belgian married to an Englishman, Les Amitiés Françaises now has around 100 members with an interest in all things French. Les Amitiés organises a monthly programme of evening talks in French, held at the Baptist Church hall in Godalming. French art is always a popular topic, as are talks giving an insight into French history, but it is not all high culture. Members of Les Amitiés have also had the opportunity to learn more, for example, about the very different approach to ethnic minorities across the Channel and about the rise to power of President Macron. France – our nearest neighbour. Two nations with a shared history, but often eyeing one another with a degree of suspicion and mutual incomprehension. A relationship not helped by what seems to be a particular difficulty in mastering each other’s language, especially the spoken word. For almost 30 years, though, a local society, with the support of the Alliance Française de Londres, has been doing what it can to break down some of these barriers.

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Its members are a mixture of native English and native French speakers who have a chance to chat in French over tea or coffee before each meeting. For keen readers of French literature, there is a very active book group, which reads seven books each year and discusses them in French over tea and cakes. Of course, no society with a focus on France can ignore the French love of food and drink. So each year Les Amitiés celebrates the Fête des Rois (Epiphany) with a dinner including the traditional galette des rois, with the person finding the hidden fève (lucky charm) being crowned king or queen. And each July, Bastille Day is celebrated with a festive evening which, given good weather, continues under the stars. In the new season, there will be talks on aspects of French history from Louis XIV through the French Revolution to the Occupation, on the neoimpressionist painters, on those regions of France so touched by war – from Agincourt to Dunkirk – Picardy and Flanders, and on the ‘maisons closes’ set up under Napoleon in 1804. The season kicks off at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th September with a talk on the 18th century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who had a great influence in his day, and spent some time in England, but who is little more than a name to most people today. Les Amitiés is always welcoming new members and visitors to its meetings, so if you have a reasonable knowledge of French and an interest in French lifestyle and culture, why not give it a try? FIND OUT MORE For more information, please www.amitiesfrancaises.com.

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VISIT OUR BLOG AT WWW.VANTAGEPOINTMAG.CO.UK FOR MUCH MORE! Look out for exclusive online competitions, charity profiles, Jottings from all five magazines, weekend walks and much more... I can’t write this introduction without mentioning the football. I know that it will be all over by the time you read this but whatever the outcome we will have had a jolly good run for our money! The hot sunny weather and England success at the World Cup is a pretty good combination. August is a quiet month Jottings wise, with lots of people away on holiday. However, if you are at home, there are still a number of interesting events that might take your fancy.

in the Tea Shop. Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to their giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists' Village and discover their meanings. Florabundance, also brings together paintings, drawings and prints by 12 contemporary British artists to create a veritable bouquet of flower pictures for visitors to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village to see and buy! More information at www. wattsgallery.org.uk.

Haslemere Museum Exhibition Runs until Saturday 1st September Gifted: Uncovering the Stories behind the Collections. Don't miss this intriguing exhibition which uncovers the fascinating stories behind the collectors who gifted their wonderful treasures to the museum. From beautiful taxidermy birds to ancient Egyptian objects, this is a unique opportunity to see rarely displayed artefacts, and learn more about how they became part of the museum's rich and diverse collections. To find out more, visit www. haslemeremuseum.co.uk.

Squire’s Garden Centres They have a great new interactive farmyard experience for children to enjoy in August. Called ‘Patches Playtime’ children of all ages can discover life down on the (animatronic!) farm at Squire’s in Badshot Lea and Stanmore from 1st-31st August between 10am-4pm.There’s plenty to do down on the farm: Two great puppet shows. Plant a magic carrot seed. Create a flower windmill. Dig for potatoes. Wash the life-like cow and her calves. Tickets cost £6.50 per child per hour (adults are free), and can be purchased online at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk or at Squire’s on the day.

Watts Gallery Tuesday to Thursday and Sundays throughout August 11am–4pm Escape to their woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy the Florabundance activities. Take a picnic or enjoy their delicious summer menu

Midhurst Garden Club No meeting in August but they do have a visit to Hambledon House on Wednesday 1st. There is plenty to look forward to in September when their talk will be about Canada and the Butchart Gardens in Vancouver Island. They also have a

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and Segnosaurus, to name but a few! Tickets: £14.50. Groups 10+: Save £6.50. G Live Friends: Save £1. Call 01483 369350 (Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm) or go to www.GLive.co.uk.

Guildford Korfball Club Korfball is a fun, fast moving and tactical game played by a mixed team of eight (four men and four women) which incorporates elements from both basketball and netball. Guildford Korfball Club is a friendly, sociable and successful club that are looking to welcome new members. Training sessions take place on Thursday from 7pm-8.30pm at Prior’s Field School in Godalming. See their website for more information, www.guildfordkorfball.co.uk/ or get in contact with them at mail@guildfordkorfball.co.uk.

A Summer of Science at Petworth House Running every day until 30th September, Petworth is inviting families to become an inventor extraordinaire and using clues dotted around the Pleasure Grounds, as well as familiar puzzles like dot-to-dot and a word jumble, create their own unique invention. There is no right or wrong answer on this outdoor trail inspired by the cross-bar lever Elizabeth Ilive invented to help workers on the Petworth Estate lift heavy rocks. Once completed families are rewarded with a certificate to the Petworth Young Inventors Society. £3 per trail.

Dinosaur World Live Friday 3rd 1.30pm and 4.30pm, Saturday 4th August 11am and 2pm Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this new interactive show at Guildford’s G Live. Grab your compass and join the intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ticeratons, Giraffatitan

Sunset Cruises on The Wey & Arun Canal Friday 3rd August Enjoy a 2½ hour evening trip on the canal watching the scenery change from daylight to dusk whilst enjoying a glass of Pimm’s and a delicious Ploughman’s Supper .The trips depart at 7.30pm and cost £21 per person. Booking in advance is essential and can be done online at www.weyandarun.co.uk. For enquiries about private charters, volunteering opportunities and membership, call The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email office@weyandarun.co.uk.

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events. Queen Georgiana of Loxwood will be hosting the four-course banquet, whilst court jesters, live music and riddlers will regale diners with wit, amuse with their antics and entertain in the lavish banqueting marquee. This is the Menu: Mutton Pottage, Whole Raised Pork and Nettle Pie, Mead Glaze Gammon, Poached Pears in Spiced Red Wine with Ginger Cream. Sound good to me! To book tickets for the banquet and entry to The Joust, go to www. loxwoodjoust.co.uk. The Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood RH14 0AL with ample free parking. Science Saturdays with Sublime Science Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th August 1.30pm-3pm Led by the Dragons’ Den winners Sublime Science, families can have a go at making their own gooey slime as well as their own tasty sweets to take home. On this one hour workshop families can see ‘magic’ tricks and spectacular experiments such as disappearing water. With smoke and bubbles galore, the workshops are inspired by the domestic laboratory and the experiments Elizabeth Ilive carried out at Petworth House. The cost is £7 per child and booking is essential, call 0344 249 1895. By the way, Petworth Park, with 700 acres to explore, is the perfect place for a picnic. There are outdoor games to borrow over the summer Holidays including Giant Jenga, cricket, croquet and skittles

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25th, 4 Ben’s Acre in Horsham will open. On Monday 27th Durrance Manor in Shipley will be open as will The Old Vicarage in Washington. Many of these gardens offer delicious home-made teas and it’s a lovely way to spend a summer’s day. To find out full details including opening times etc, have a look at www.ngs.org.uk/Sussex/gardens. Surrey Unearthed Surrey Unearthed is an exciting arts project which brings together 10 innovative artists who have created artworks exploring the natural materials and history of the Surrey Hills landscape. Liminal Lease by Bryn Hallett is a sculptural shelter created from layers of earth which explores the history of industry in Surrey and how the use of the landscape has changed over time. This sculpture has been installed in the Watts Gallery Woodland and will last as long as the elements allow so no time to delay! Other events are taking place at various locations in the Surrey Hills and you can find out details at https://www.surreyunearthed.org/. Surrey County Walkers They have been going for 35 years and arrange walks at weekends on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, varying from 7 to 10 miles, usually easy, sometimes moderate. Walks in August are on Sunday 5th starting at Coldharbour, Saturday 11th starting at Eversley, Sunday 19th starting at Merstham

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Haslemere Flower Club 27/04/2018 11:13 As usual there will be no meeting in August. They look forward to seeing you all in September. Surrey Branch Western Front Association Wednesday 15th August 7.30pm Charles Messenger: Planning the attack at Amiens in August 1918. In its centenary month, Charles talks about the reasons for the success of the attack that began the ‘100 days’ destruction of the German army that ended the Great War and how this reflected on how the BEF had developed through the war. The meeting is in the Cobham Day Centre. Free admission but a £3 donation is suggested. Full details from Andy Thompson at info@eyewitnesstours.com. Friday Night Polo Friday 17th August A new fixture in the Cowdray Park Polo Club calendar is Friday Night Polo. There are two evenings this summer the first was on Friday 27th July and the second is on Friday 17th August. This fun-filled family-friendly event is a great way to spend a summer’s evening. There is plenty of entertainment both on and off the pitch including a high-goal polo match taking place on the Lawns Polo Fields at 5.30pm as well as a bar which opens at 4.30pm, street food and live music from 7pm to 10pm. Entry is only £5, payable on the gate.

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YOUR COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD • Weyfest Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August Aswad, The Christians, Cast, Roachford and 10cc are among the headline acts appearing at Weyfest. Supergroup the SAS Band, founded and led by Queen’s keyboard player and musical director Spike Edney, will close the festival with a headline packed show featuring special guests Roger Taylor (Queen), Paul Young, Toyah, Chris Thompson and Madeline Ball. In total there will be over 50 artists performing across the weekend on three outdoor stages and one indoor stage. Tickets are now available online at www.weyfest.co.uk, by phone and from a range of high street locations in Guildford, Farnham and Godalming. The festival takes place at the stunning location of Farnham’s Rural Life Centre. Weyfest is becoming one of the UK’s top festivals, don’t miss it! Stedham Wartime Weekend Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th August from 11am There will be a vintage market, wartime vehicles, a parade through the village, music and entertainment, re-enactors, dancing, demonstrations, displays and a (ticketed) evening concert. In association with MADhurst. Free entry but there will be a parking fee. Proceeds from this event will be used be Project 71, a local support group for WW2 Veterans. It will be held Stedham (Hamilton Arms Green). Email hamiltonarms@hotmail.com for more information and tickets for the evening concert. Treasure Island Saturday 18th August and Monday 27th August Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford is hosting an open-air theatre production of ‘Treasure Island’ performed by Boxtree Productions. You can take a picnic, and a blanket or low-backed chair, and soak up the atmosphere in the stunning garden setting at Squire’s in Milford. Entrance is 6pm, and the show runs from 7-9pm with a short interval. Tickets are £14 for adults and £9 for children (under 4s are free), or £40 for a family of 4. Book at www. squiresgardencentres.co.uk. You can also pre-order a delicious food hamper from Squire’s. It contains a mouth-watering selection of bread, cheese, charcuterie, marinated grilled vegetables, ham hock and pea terrine, humous, grissini, mini quiche, individual raspberry & white chocolate cheesecakes, and a bottle of cloudy lemonade or a bottle of wine. A hamper for two is £20 (vegetarian option also available), or £32 with wine. Godalming and Haslemere Ramblers They have a full programme of walks in August, ranging from 4 to 12 miles and from the North Downs to the South Downs. The friendly, relaxed walks take place on weekdays and weekends. Why not go along for a free trial walk and August 2018

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Mane Chance Sanctuary Sunday 19th August 12 noon-5pm The sanctuary in Compton will be hosting their Summer Family Fun Day with a host of activities for all the family. There will be an opportunity to meet their horses, ride on a tractor, go on a nature trail or have your face painted! There will be lots of stalls and an adult and children tombola stall. Music will be provided by Mojoduo and the Chainsaw Woodman, Jack Skylark, will be carving and raffling a new one-off sculpture and there will be delicious food available throughout the day. They will be welcoming a team from The War Horse Memorial and will be selling the new purple poppy badges and other merchandise ahead of the official launch of National Purple Poppy Day on August 23rd, a designated day to honour all animals killed in conflict. Tickets cost £15 for a family of four on the day or £12.50 if booked in advance. Sponsorship opportunities for the Family Fun Day are also available. For further information or to book tickets, contact tickets@ manechancesanctuary.org or call 01483 351526. Haslemere Museum Family drop-in Event Monday 20th August 11am-1pm There will be a special opening for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. The galleries will be open and there will be an opportunity to handle special objects. To find out more, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk. Entry by donation but booking is essential. Midhurst U3A Tuesday 21st August 2.15pm The next meeting at the Methodist Church Hall, North Street, Midhurst, has Jim Whelan talking about ‘From Corrie to Home Fires, Fifty years in Television’. Refreshments available from 2.15pm followed by the talk at 2.30pm. For more information on events, groups and meetings contact the Membership Secretary on 01730 813374. Yvonne Arnaud Film Season Wednesday 22nd August to Saturday 1st September It’s all about films this August as the Theatre swaps stage for screen to present their Summer Film Season. The schedule includes screenings of: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Edie, The Bookshop, Peter Rabbit, Book Club, Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, The Greatest Showman, Incredibles 2 and The Dam Busters. For more information, visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk or call 01483 440000. Retro & Vintage Affair Sunday 24th August 9.30am–3.30pm St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester are holding their annual

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Charities Supported Near You A Place to Be is a youth group which supports young people aged 11-14 in Haslemere. The organisation offers one-to-one support to disadvantaged young people and those with learning difficulties, as well as their open youth club sessions which include sports, cooking and other positive activities. Experienced youth workers are on hand to ensure that young people are supported and are able to talk about any problems they may be facing. Haslemere Music Society provides a place for the people of Haslemere to meet regularly and practice music. Participation in the choir, orchestra, and in an audience, enhances the social life of both performers and audience members. Both the concerts and rehearsals provide participants with the possibility of socialising and making friends, which is especially useful for the socially isolated, elderly or infirm. If you are from a community group in Haslemere, our Haslemere Challice Fund awards grants to local projects making a difference in this community. Please contact us to find out more. FIND OUT MORE For more informatiuon, email: info@cfsurrey.org.uk, phone 01483 478092 or visit the website at www.cfsurrey.org.uk.

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Jottings sea pup to seasoned seadog! St Wilfrid’s Hospice crew are setting anchor at Chichester High School from 11am on 1st September to launch the Pirates on the Run day. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as pirates with prizes on offer for the best fancy dress. You can catch any one of three ‘waves’ for the run starting at 11am (Black Pearl), 12pm (Regal Fortune) or 1pm (Queen Anne's Revenge). Do support this wonderful hospice by registering online at www.stwh.co.uk/ support-us/events/pirates/. Beautiful Butterflies and Magnificent Minibeasts Runs until 1st September This is just one of the summer events planned at Haslemere Museum to entertain you and your little ones. Museum Explorer workshops will be run on selected dates throughout the summer holidays and themes range from Investigating Insects to Clay Creations and even making your own breakfast cereal! The sessions run from 10.30am–12pm and are suitable for children ages 5-11 (book in advance). Other summer delights include a Falconry Display on 8th August. Keep an eye on the Museum’s website, to keep up to date with everything that is going on throughout the summer holidays, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk. Extend exercises for over 60's Fun friendly classes held in Farnham on Monday and Thursday, Haselmere on Tuesday, Godalming on Wednesday. For more information contact Jo Payne by email to jololoma@yahoo.co.uk or call 07880 722272. Haslemere U3A Enrolment Day Monday 3rd September 1.30pm-3.30pm This is when old and new Members choose and sign up for the U3A Groups for the coming year and it takes place at Haslemere Hall. These cover a wide variety of subjects, with no exams, and not all the Groups are academic. They include ukulele players, dancers, petanque, rambling, Pilates, lunch groups and wine appreciation. New Groups will include computing, Greek and a weekly two-hour art class on Thursday mornings, led by Gina from Grayswood who is an inspiring and popular art teacher. Unusually for the U3A, this class will involve a fee of £15 per session, payable termly in advance. Membership enquiries to Clare Fripp on 01428 643561 or email membership1@haslemere-u3a. org.uk. More information at www.haslemere-u3a.org.uk. Wisley Flower Show Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th September The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is inviting all gardenlovers to attend a late summer floral celebration at the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show, supported by Witan Investment Trust. Now in its 26th year, the highly-anticipated show is 40

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set to delight visitors with spectacular displays and shopping opportunities. Set within the picturesque surroundings of the garden, the show will host more than 50 specialist nurseries that will showcase their top quality plants, alongside new exhibitors for 2018 displaying horticultural delights, such as air plants, unusual shrubs and an urban rock garden display. For further information, including how to book tickets and travel advice, visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley. Haslemere Beer Festival Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September Returning for its twelfth year Haslemere Beer Festival celebrates Real Ale, Cider & Perry and this year has a Gin Bar at the Saturday sessions chucked in for good measure! Friday evening from 7pm-11pm features a selection of great local bands. Saturday lunchtime between midday and 4pm has a more laid-back atmosphere and Saturday evening concentrates on music to dance to and has a great party atmosphere! Limited numbers of tickets are available and some sessions sell out in advance so buy them now from Haslemere Hall Box Office in Bridge Road, by calling 01428 642161 or via the website www.haslemerehall.co.uk. More information can be found at www.haslemerebeerfestival. co.uk or via Facebook or Twitter @HaslemereBeer or contact us by emailing simon@haslemerebeerfestival.co.uk. Milland Valley Railway Modellers There is no meeting of this Liphook/ Midhurst U3A afternoon special interest group during August. Meetings resume, after a summer holiday break, on Wednesday 19th September at Redford Village Hall, Redford, Midhurst GU29 0QF commencing at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to this small friendly group which is currently building an N Gauge, modern image tramway called East Hants Link. St Catherine's Hospice Live at the Lake Saturday 8th September from 2pm This is a brand new music festival that will take place in Tilgate Park Crawley. Enjoy an afternoon of tribute tunes, by Re-Take That and MacBusted, while raising funds for this wonderful local hospice. Gather your family and friends for an afternoon of family friendly fun! Buy your tickets online at www.stch.org.uk/lake or call Hannah Shorter in St Catherine’s Events Team on 01293 447364. Tickets are £16 for adults, £8 for children or £40 for a family ticket (Two adults and two children, or one adult and three children). Challengers Challengers is a Farnham charity which offers play and leisure activities for disabled children and young people, from 4 to 25. They believe everyone has the right to play and at Challengers inclusivity means just that; no child is turned away, no matter

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