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• THE EDITOR'S NOTE Christmas is almost upon us and it does not seem that long since it was still summer. In this issue, we have included plenty of gift ideas from our writers to help you choose the right present for your loved ones. Where you can, please not only try and buy through our local shops but also try and buy things that are made or grown locally. Phil Kemp writes about just some of the great food and drink products that are made with passion within just a few miles of where we live. From chocolate to gin and condiments to sparkling wine, these often award-winning items are well worth locating and many will be available at some of the Christmas fairs and markets that will be taking place in December. Imagine a Christmas table where the food miles for almost everything you are about to eat is barely into double digits. It is perfectly possible and something worth trying. I have ordered my beef, chipolatas and turkey from a local producer and will try and make sure the vegetables have not been anywhere near an airport. Mince pies will be homemade (look out for our recipe in this edition) and festive fizz is easily sourced from one of any number of fabulous local vineyards. However I will draw the line at red wine - for me, it has to be claret!

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Winter Safety Andy Goundry with tips for safe winter motoring

The winter may be upon us, but most of us will need to use our cars, even though the seasonal weather could bring hazardous driving conditions. So what can you do to make driving safer? First, let’s start with correcting a widely-held misunderstanding – that 4x4s are the thing to have in bad weather conditions. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s just not true. True, a 4x4 will get you moving on slippery surfaces better than a conventional 2-wheel-drive vehicle. However, having 4-wheel-drive offers little or no benefit if you need to stop quickly on those same slippery surfaces. And stopping, or being able to take avoiding steering action, are of course far more important than being able to get going in the first place. Far better is to have tyres which are optimised for the season: most of the tyres that we buy or indeed are fitted to our new cars, are not at their best in winter conditions. In fact, below around 7°C, the rubber of these so-called summer tyres hardens, giving much less grip than at higher temperatures, resulting in longer stopping distances and a much higher risk of skidding.

These are powerful arguments in favour of changing to winter tyres when temperatures drop. However, most people are put off doing so, both by the costs of buying an extra set of tyres, and the hassle of changing them over twice a year. Also, winter tyres tend to perform slightly worse than summer tyres above that critical 7°C temperature. All is not lost, though, for a new breed of tyre has emerged over the last few years, ‘all season’ tyres. These, as the name implies, offer most of the benefits of both winter and summer tyres and can be kept fitted all year round. Typical of these all-seasons tyres is the highly-regarded Michelin CrossClimate range, although many of the well-known brands are now offering similar products. So, consider fitting all-season tyres when your car next needs new rubber, but


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So what’s the answer? Traditionally, fitting special winter tyres which do not harden at low temperatures is the best way to keep safe. To give you a flavour of just how effective winter tyres can be in adverse conditions, Auto Express magazine carried out a test of emergency braking on snow from 30mph using cars which were identical except for tyre fitment. The winter tyres stopped in 27 metres, whilst the summer tyres took an incredible 85 metres to stop from the same modest speed! And just to reinforce the point about 4x4s, other independent tests have demonstrated that a 4x4 on summer tyres will take far longer to stop in winter conditions than a conventional 2-wheel-drive car on winter tyres.

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WINTER SAFETY remember that it’s best to change all four at once. Cost wise, they are only a little more expensive than summer tyres. After tyres, it’s particularly important in winter months to keep your wipers in good condition. Wiper blades are past their best after a couple of years, and the resulting smeared windscreen causes increased glare, making for tricky night driving. New blades are not too expensive, particularly if you buy online. The same goes for lights: they need to be clean and functioning. Not just to help you to see clearly, but even more importantly to make sure that you can be seen. How often do we meet an oncoming vehicle with only one headlight working, making it extremely difficult to judge its width, which can easily have disastrous results. Sadly, it’s tricky to replace headlight bulbs on many modern cars without a costly dismantling job. Nevertheless, urgent replacement of failed bulbs is vital if you want to stay safe. On a positive note, an increasing number of newer cars are being offered with either xenon or LED headlamps. These have a much greater life expectancy than conventional halogen bulbs, making this one option box which is well worth ticking if you order a new car, for as well as the improved life, they are much more powerful, lighting up more of the road ahead, provided, that they are correctly adjusted. Correct headlamp adjustment needs specialist equipment, so a garage visit is necessary if you suspect your headlights are not as powerful as they should be. Again, correctly

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Celebrating Christmas

WITH CULINARY DELIGHTS FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS Phil Kemp has his Christmas palate tantalised and teased by Kevin Depree of The Godalming Food Company

Every year in the run-up to Christmas, we invariably suffer from a promotional tidal wave of publicity from the large manufacturers and national retailers who want us to fill our homes with their Christmas-themed grocery products. For many of us catering for Christmas understandably becomes a dreaded chore – but, there is another way which is not only refreshingly different, it can also be great fun too.

itself as ‘A Food & Coffee Oasis’. And given that its proprietor Kevin Depree some 25 years ago joined the catering industry as a chef, to quickly rise up through the ranks to end up running restaurants, who better to guide an exploration of the culinary side of Christmas?

Scattered across Surrey is a healthy community of independent grocery retailers, who not only supply a refreshingly different range of food and drink to proudly grace your Christmas dinner table, but also source exciting products from local producers. They will also provide suggestions and helpful guidance on what you can do to make this Christmas special.

“Here at The Godalming Food Company we run a deli-style shop where we pride ourselves on a totally personal shopping experience,” enthused Kevin, as we stood close to a display of extremely tempting breads and cakes. “And I have tasted every single product you see on the shelves in here, some more often than not, especially when it comes to the decent wines. I’ve made a point to refresh my memory how each of those taste - quite regularly!”

Tucked away in my home town of Godalming’s High Street is an independent retailer that quite deservedly describes

Kevin laughed at my quip on how poor memory does have a hidden benefit in his line of business, before quite appropriately leading me over to the shelves laden with wines, spirits and beers.

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“Our motto is local wherever possible, and if not local then certainly English next. There appear to be a lot of local brewers making good beer. We’ve also got a very good wine scene in Surrey, and some great spirits up and coming too.” Kevin picked up a bottle of ale. “This is from the Crafty Brewing Company, a micro-brewery in

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Dunsfold. Luke, the owner, used to brew in Godalming and the five ales he makes are extremely good.” “Now this cider has got a really good story behind it,” said Kevin as he tapped at a bottle labelled The Garden Cider Company. “It’s made in Chiddingfold using apples brought in by people from their gardens, and in return they get rewarded with bottles of cider made from their and other people’s donated apples. It sells here really, really well. “To the wine and gin. There is a good demand for Horsmonden White, a still wine from the Davenport Vineyards in Sussex. Closer to home we stock Silent Pool Rosé from the Albury Organic Vineyard, a good wine, as are the wines from the Greyfriars Winery near Guildford who do a really good sparkling wine. All of these are in our fridge at the moment so that you can come in and taste them. You can also sample the gins we have including Juniper Green from a company based in Bramley and Dancing Dragontail a summer gin - here with Gutsy Monkey the winter gin from The Gin Kitchen in Dorking. And, of course, we stock The Silent Pool Distillery’s range of gins and cordials.” Having previously seen a hamper that The Godalming Food Company had filled with an interesting range of different items, I asked Kevin to suggest how he could


make a choice from the products he was introducing me to. “There is a demand for hampers all year round, and as well as alcohol there are of course many food items to choose from. To make it easier for Christmas we provide some hamper ideas in our brochure – but we can adapt the range to suit what you need. This can, for example, make allowances for gluten intolerance. We’ll even walk around the shop and help customers fill a hamper tray by making suggestions according to who they intend the hamper to be given to. And at Christmas we try and make it all about families sharing. Steering Kevin back to continuing my tour, particularly with locally sourced products, we moved on to the food sections. “Some time ago I was asked by a customer: ‘What products wouldn’t you be without?’ A great question, and here I can give you some examples. The guys at Briscoes used to run pubs in Reigate where they used savoury jellies in their food recipes. Now they produce artisan jellies that can be mixed in sauces or eaten with cheese or cold meats. They sell phenomenally well throughout the year. Another is Le Mesurier Horseradish Sauce, created in Godalming and described as ‘so hot it makes your eyes water’! “Local cheeses include those from the Gimblett Cheese micro-

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CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH CULINARY DELIGHTS FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS dairy in Haslemere. Little parcels of creamy goodness! Local company Crosbies make loads of quiches and tartlets, as well as fantastic cakes. Chris and Claire Crosbie are excellent bakers and make some of the best gluten-free brownies I’ve ever tasted.” Kevin noticed that I was keenly eyeing up the chocolate section. “Ah, Amelia Rope’s chocolate is lovely, as are those from Noble & Stace Chocolatiers. Farnham-based Mummy Makes crumbly fudge is a nice local product. But let’s get spicy with the Art of Curry sauces made by Sameena, her products are amazing – as are Dee’s Pies from Kingston in Surrey. Amazing pies with lots and lots of filling and not too much pastry which seems to be the cost-cutting norm from other makers. “Our artisan coffees come from Redber, roasted and blended in Guildford, and also from the Surrey Hills Coffee roastery in Dorking. All Fairtrade and very tasty coffee. You’ll love this too.” Kevin picked up a pack of Tweetea. “They’re over in Cranleigh and have come up with something so unique. She has created tasty fruit teas from natural ingredients for children. Not only is it popular with kids, adults like it too!” Kevin was in overdrive now, so although I’m running out of space I’ll let him finish with the passion he undoubtedly has for food, and as he told me right at the beginning of the interview: ‘I’ve always loved food, I’ve never wanted to do anything but be in and around food.’ “Our Surrey Honey is produced so close to us we believe that the bees fly over the deli at some point en route to visit flowers to feast on! Jams and marmalades? Mad Jams in Godalming are handcrafted in a unique style – try pineapple and cracked pepper for instance, or strawberry and Pimms! And a great way to finish is with Two Birds, an additive you can add to yoghurt, porridge and muesli – it really lifts the texture and flavour of what you are eating. Very, very popular and we’ll always stock those.” To say I enjoyed my introduction to locally produced food and drinks that will go down extremely well at Christmas is a total understatement. It’s a no-brainer to me. Hunt out your local independent deli retailer and go and talk to them. It’ll be the best Christmas feasting you’ve had in a long time! Phil Kemp is a Godalming-based writer and photographer. FIND OUT MORE The Godalming Food Company, 99 High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AQ. Tel: 01483 239891 Visit an independent food and drink retailer near you to find the best local producers.


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Churches Together in Godalming and District “CHRISTMAS TOGETHER IN GODALMING” CHURCHES TOGETHER CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH SATURDAY 9 December 2017 MONDAY 25 December 2017 Godalming Town Centre 12 noon 10.00am-4.00pm at Godalming Baptist Church, Queen St Stalls and Entertainment PROCESSION TO THE BLESSING OF THE CRIB SATURDAY 9 December 2017 3.30pm at the Pepperpot, High St, Godalming TOWN CAROL SERVICE SATURDAY 9 December 2017 4.00pm at Godalming Parish Church, Church St

CHURCHES TOGETHER WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY United Service of Holy Communion on SUNDAY 21 January 2018 10.30am at Godalming Parish Church, Church St

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Girly gifts for Christmas • FASHION

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Wrap it up Put some thought into how you are going to present your present! Get creative with gift wrapping and select a theme with arty bits you have or visit a local craft shop for ribbon, trims, letter stamps and card punches. If you are visiting Godalming, take a browse in Arty Crafty in Church Street, Godalming as it's full of gorgeous inspiration to get you into the ‘Christmas creative’ mood. Tel: 01483 427133. GRAPHIC Natural and black, cut out letters in sparkly card and add stripy ribbon.

TARTAN Multi-coloured tartan ribbon, a different plaid for each gift.

BAUBLES Use small Christmas tree baubles with clashing ribbon and paper.


NATURAL Go natural with brown paper, string and a few green sprigs. 1. Great backpack, natural leather with plenty of pockets and strap options, £95.99; 2. Waxed canvas and vegan leather make up bag, £48.50; 3. Cotton stripy top that will always be in fashion, £29; 4. Wool blend Fairisle Bonnie socks, £19.; 5. Dior Vernis nail varnish, £20,; 6. Tassel silk thread earrings, £48; 7. Cashmere boyfriend cardigan, £139; 8. Printed quilted scarf wrap, £19.99

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Gifts for Christmas • GARDENING

With Beth Otway Charles Dowding, who will give a talk entitled 'Successional Sowing and No Dig Gardening' at 8pm, on Wednesday 14th March 2017, at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead, KT24 8QT. Entrance is free for NVS members. Tickets are £1 for members of affiliated societies, £2 for RHS students, and £5 for other visitors. Post a stamped envelope, marked with your address, to NVS Treasurer, 1 Oakfields, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6RZ, with a cheque payable to the National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association.

I treasure the joy I experience when I find the perfect gift for a special person. I will share this joy with you by mentioning the best products that I have tried and tested this year, to help you find superb presents for your loved ones this Christmas. There are many great local gardening societies who meet regularly across Surrey. Membership of a gardening society is a lovely gift. Society members can learn more about gardening, make new friends and have fun! If you're looking for a society near you, or a friend or relation, visit where you'll find details of horticultural societies and information about their meetings, talks, shows, and events. The Surrey Horticultural Federation are hosting a very special Spring Talk entitled 'Trees a Cut Above the Rest' with Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, at 2.30pm, on Sunday 4th March 2018 at Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford, GU3 2DE. Tickets to this event are limited and available in advance. Ticket prices: £7.50 for members of affiliated societies, £10 for non-members. Please enclose a stamped envelope, marked with your address, with a cheque payable to Surrey Horticultural Federation and post to SHF Secretary, Redleaf Nursery, Green Lane, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2AP.

I was thrilled to receive a gift of an Access Garden Products Exbury classic growhouse this autumn (below). This growhouse, is rather like a tall cold frame, it is free standing (lean-to models are available) and boasts some great features, including an automatic watering system, sliding doors, 4mm toughened safety glass, versatile staging and shelves that are easily added or removed. The Aluminium framework can be colour coated in a range of attractive colours and has a 25 year guarantee. If you don't have room for a glasshouse, this is perfect! Green & Blue Bee Bricks and Bee Blocks (right) are brilliant. Designed as nest sites for solitary bees, these bricks and blocks can be incorporated into house builds, extensions, or used as a bee home in your garden or allotment.

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GARDENING - GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS I love my BiOrbAir Terrarium! This updated terrarium offers a number of new features and runs silently, it's a great improvement on the older model. I grow a wide range of miniature orchids, ferns, and terrarium plants inside my BiOrbAir terrariums.

Permanent Publications (ISBN: 978-1-85623-301-9) is a fabulous book, full of information for gardeners, cooks, and anyone inspired to create products using natural ingredients. The Book of Orchids: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World by Maarten Christenhusz, published by The Ivy Press (ISBN: 978-1-78240-403-3) is a wonderful book for orchid enthusiasts that features lifesize pictures of each orchid.

Dalefoot Composts produced the best performing composts in my 2016 Peat Free Compost Trial. Dalefoot Composts are available for purchase online and delivered to homes across the UK, saving the recipient the task of collecting and unloading their compost.

The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Growing Techniques and Family Recipes from a Classic Cuisine by Wendy Kiang-Spray, published by Timber Press (ISBN: 978-1-60469-677-6) is a charming book that's certain to delight keen cooks and gardeners alike.

In my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial, the Maxi Rootrainers from Haxnicks performed better than the more widely used Deep Rootrainers. These larger-sized seed trays are ideal to use for sowing sweet peas, tomatoes, beans, and other deep-rooted plants.

The English Roses by David Austin (ISBN: 9781-84091-751-2), published by Conran Octopus is an updated book of roses, ideal for anyone planning a rose garden. Garden membership is a wonderful gift. The recipient will enjoy unlimited visits during opening times, with many gardens offering other exclusive, member only benefits. We are fortunate to have so many glorious gardens open to us and many are close by. It’s important to support these gardens and charitable organisations, to ensure we protect these beautiful spaces of historical and horticultural importance, their plant collections, horticultural knowledge, expertise, and training opportunities, for future generations.

Now for some book recommendations. Hedera: The Complete Guide by Hugh McAllister and Rosalyn Marshall, published by the Royal Horticultural Society (ISBN: 978-1-90705-773-1), is a marvellous ivy encyclopaedia. Packed full of everything you could wish to know about ivy, this fantastic book is perfect for Christmas.


Why not give Charles Dowding's latest book alongside the talk tickets? No Dig Organic Home & Garden: Grow, Cook, Use and Store Your Harvest by Charles Dowding Stephanie Hafferty, published by


Christmas is traditionally thought of as the season of goodwill. Friendship and times shared together are priceless. Why not volunteer to help in a friend or relation's garden, at a school, or in a local garden? Gardening is wonderfully uplifting - it's magical to share the experience and the joy.

FIND OUT MORE For full reviews and more information about each of these gifts, a planting list for terrariums and bottle gardens, gardening advice for the month ahead, and much more besides, visit my website

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NEWS - Christmas 2017 -

Rescuing Boarden Bridge The bridge, where many generations of Godalming’s children have played ‘pooh sticks’, was closed in 2016 due to the safety of the structure. The challenge for both the Town and County Councillors was how the repairs would be financed.

Godalming Town Council is delighted to announce that Boarden Bridge, the ancient crossing of the River Wey in Borough Road, is to be completely re-built by Surrey County Council. In addition, the approaches to the bridge from the Town are to be improved by Godalming Town Council.

The Town Council would like to publicly acknowledge its heartfelt and grateful thanks to the Caudle Memorial Fund who have generously agreed to finance the work for future Godhelmians. Without its support, it is doubtful whether this historic bridge would ever have been rescued. The Caudle Memorial Fund was established in memory of the late Peter Caudle, for whom the Caudle Hall at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre is named, a lifelong resident of Church Street whose legacy continues to support Godalming Town and its residents.

Town Council to Re-open Public Toilets



By the time you are reading this, the public toilets in Godalming and Farncombe village will be open!

The most important thing was to get the toilets reopened for the community and once the legal transfer is complete, the Town Council will then turn its consideration into improving these facilities.

Our thanks go to all those members of the community especially the Farncombe Initiative who supported Godalming Town Council in its negotiations with Waverley Borough Council. Boarden Bridge image from the Albert Watson Collection, Godalming Museum. Farncombe Toilets image from Get Surrey. Photos at top by Phil Kemp. www.theshutterbox.

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Godalming Museum

After nearly 12 month's of negotiations Godalming Town Council and Waverley Borough Council agreed the transfer of the ownership of the Godalming Museum to the Town Council.

Council will be able to ensure that the excellent museum service, which is of so much benefit to the town, can continue.

However, the many residents and visitors to our town who enjoy the wide and varied exhibits and exhibitions held at the museum will hardly notice a difference.

The first benefit that users of the museum may notice will be the provision of Wi-Fi in all public areas of the museum, which will allow users to enjoy a cup of coffee in the museum’s café whilst they continue with their research.

The committed team from the Godalming Museum Trust will continue with the day-to-day operations of the museum. With a five-year support agreement from Waverley Borough Council in place, the Town

With the support of the Godalming Museum Trust, museum staff and the army of dedicated volunteers, the Town Council is confident that the Town’s museum service will go from strength to strength.


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The New Oglethorpe Hall You may have heard the name General James Oglethorpe, a Godhelmian of note, who in 1732 left Westbrook Place (now The Meath) in Godalming to establish the state of Georgia, USA. Since that time General Oglethorpe has been fêted around the world with many statues, monuments and buildings named in his honour, but none as important to Godalming as the new Oglethorpe Hall at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre.

Following the success of the first phase of refurbishment of the Wilfrid Noyce Centre the demand for space was so great that the Town Council agreed to extend the centre and build another selfcontained hall for community use. The Oglethorpe Hall is now available for hire and those wishing to make use of this facility should contact Godalming Town Council on 01483 523575 or email For more information about the Oglethorpe Hall, please visit the council's website at

The Oglethorpe Hall and town councillors using the room for a meeting

Diary Dates 2018

Sat 31st March First Farmers Market of 2018, thereafter the last Saturday of each month until October Sat 7th April Godalming Spring Festival, Town Centre Sat 5th May St Johns Church Spring Fair, The Bury’s Field Sun 13th May Godalming Run Sat 2nd June Godalming Round Table Town Show, The Bury’s Field Sat 7th July Godalming Summer Food Festival, Town Centre Sat 4th–12th Aug Godalming Staycation Sat 11th Aug Dogalming, Ockford Ridge Fri 2nd Nov Godalming Fireworks, The Bury’s Field Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Sunday, 100th anniversary commemorations of the Armistice and unveiling of the new War Memorial Sat 24th Nov Godalming Christmas Festival, Town Centre Sat 8th Dec Godalming Town Day including Blessing of the Crib and the Town's Carol Service

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Climping Beach DEVIL'S PUNCH BOWL: HIGH ROAD AND PINE VALLEY This is a lovely walk along a great and unspoilt beach, just perfect for some post-Christmas exercise with the family and dogs. Just one factor that might influence your choice of date: it may be best not to go during a high tide. This is because the shingle on the beach is uncomfortable to walk on but at low or medium tide there is a wide mixed sand-and-pebble strip all the way which is perfectly walkable. To check before you go, try the tide times website at: and click on 'Worthing'. This walk is taken with permission from

• THE WALK 1. Facing the sea, turn left along the beach. If you go down the shingle you will find a fairly sandy strip and, although there are pebbles here and there, it is quite comfortable to walk on. At low tide, you may find even more sand. If you are walking at high tide, you can make use of a tarmac drive and continue over the dunes. Your first destination is a long breakwater in the distance. It guards the outflow of the River Arun. After a walk of 2km, turn left back up the beach alongside a sea barrier, looking across the river to Littlehampton and its funfair. 2. Go through a pay-and-display car park and continue near the river. You can either take a concrete lane or go down a strip of sand even closer to the river. If you choose the sandy route, you need to go left-right round a creek by the marina and possibly duck under some boarding ramps, after which you must exit left back to the concrete lane, through the Littlehampton Yacht Club and ferry entrance. Continue along the lane and, where it bears left to the West Beach car park, leave the lane by forking right on a narrow tarmac footpath. There are small sand dunes here and, as a temporary diversion, on your right a footbridge takes you to an islet with a seat, a possible picnic spot. Continue following the high path, passing a creek with several interesting old wrecks, going beside the white Dormy Cottage. You come out to a road. Keep straight ahead along the road, ignoring a footpath on your left. On your right soon is Ruth’s Café, a pleasant outlet with generous sandwiches. At a T-junction, turn right. Straight ahead, but not   

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on your route, is a swing bridge and, on the other side of the Arun you will find two pubs, the Steam Packet and the Arun View, both well regarded for food. Believe it or not, the River Arun didn’t always reach the sea here. Until the late 1400s it flowed into the River Adur 10 miles to the east. That route got silted up and the river found its own way to form the present estuary during the 1500s. 3. Turn immediately left on a wide tarmac drive for the Littlehampton Marina. In 50m, turn right as indicated, continue straight across the gravel to the riverside and turn left on a grassy path. After several impeccable mobile homes, you pass the Marina and, at a fingerpost, your path veers left across the concrete slipway and then veers right on a tarmac drive, passing the Boat House Café which is noted for its fresh fish. Keep right by some chalets and fork left, as directed by a signpost, through a gravel parking area and through a modern kissinggate onto a woodland path. As the path quickly winds its way out of the wood close to a road bridge, fork right up a bank onto a higher path, going under the road bridge and rejoining the wide path. Very shortly, before a solid metal fence, turn left as indicated on a rather overgrown path, up a step, over a wooden bridge into a field. 4. Follow the nice clear straight path across the barley field. After 600m, as you enter the next field, the path turns right at a fingerpost. Fork immediately left on a narrower path, avoiding the large metal gate ahead. You have a good view on your right of Arundel Castle and the South Downs. Your path veers left at a fingerpost onto a wide path and comes out, via a large metal gate to a road. Your route is left along the road, but 300m to the right, if you wish to visit, the late 12th / early 13th -century church of St Mary's Clymping, with many interesting features. Having turned left on the road, using the footway, continue to a roundabout and cross straight over to Crookthorn Lane opposite. (To avoid the barrier, it is best to switch first to the right-hand side.)

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5. Just after a thatched cottage, turn right on a byway, passing St Mary's Clymping Primary School. Ignoring the footpath ahead, turn left opposite the school on a wide track between fields. After 300m, you reach a 4-way signposted junction. If you are not visiting the pub and the village, there is a short cut here: simply keep straight ahead on the track and turn right at the beach, or on a tarmac track, back to the start. Turn right on a nice clear path across the wheat field, continuing on a drive past thatched cottages to a lane. Turn left, immediately reaching the Black Horse Inn, a traditional country pub. After a possible break, continue on the lane, passing some old flint houses of the village and some woodland, arriving back at the beach where the walk began. Directions: Arriving at the big Arundel roundabout (via the A29/ A284 or the A27), take the minor turning for Ford, Climping. Go 3 miles through Ford, crossing a railway, to a major crossing of the A259 with a roundabout. Turn right on the A259 and, in nearly ½ mile, turn left as for Climping Beach. Park at the end of the lane

DISTANCE: 5 miles OS MAPS: OS Explorer 121 (Arundel)

in the car park. There is a modest charge by ticket, calculated from arrival time. A possible alternative free parking site is Crookthorn Lane, postcode BN17 5QU, with some competition from the school run. An alternative route is via the A24 and Worthing. Follow signs through Littlehampton and, from the A259, look for Climping Beach as above.

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Food for Christmas • FOOD & DRINK

Recipes by Gill and Louise, the Great Little Cookery School

Mincemeat and Mince Pies Christmas for me is a time for family traditions, whether long-established ones or newly added. This recipe is my mum's mince pie pastry recipe; although she sadly died almost 17 years ago a lot of my recipes that I use today constantly evoke her memory. I have a small A6 handwritten book that she gave me back in Christmas 1994, now falling apart at the seams and so well thumbed through, a very treasured possession. It all depends how much time you have but I find shop-bought mincemeat overly sweet. I tend to add to a 400g jar a selection of things: some grated peeled cooking apple, a handful of chopped dried apricots, sultanas, some chopped cranberries either fresh or dried, possibly a slosh of brandy. I decant the jar into a larger bowl and stir in my additions. Do not let the mixture become too wet. Any that I am not using straight away can be frozen in a zip lock bag for the next baking session. Or add to stewed apples for a simple festive apple /mincemeat with crumble topping.

Ingredients: For the mincemeat: dried fruit -raisins, currants, apricots, cranberries, mixed peel approx 350g total weight, 150g beef or vegetarian suet, 120g dark brown sugar ,1/4 tsp mixed spice and 1/4 tsp nutmeg, zest and juice of a small orange, grated peeled cooking apple, 1/2 inch root finely grated peeled fresh ginger, approx 75ml brandy, or if you prefer alcohol free 75ml of well brewed black earl grey tea. For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour,110g/4oz packet margarine (I use Stork), 25g/1oz lard or vegetable baking fat -Trex, 1oz sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1-2 tbs cold water

For the mincemeat, add all to a large bowl and mix thoroughly with hands. Store in fridge in clean sterilized jars for one week or freeze in a zip lock bag and use within three months. 1. In a large bowl rub fats into flour until resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir through sugar. Stir through egg yolk. Now add water slowly initially 1 tbs and keep stirring through with a knife. Add more water slowly. You are aiming for a cohesive non-sticky ball that you can gently knead briefly. Really no more than 30 seconds otherwise you will have tough pastry. If you have added too much water simply dust with a small quantity of extra flour and gently knead until you have smooth dough. 2. Cover with cling film and allow to rest for at least 30 mins. It will keep well at least a week at this stage. 3. When you are ready to make the mince pies pre heat the oven to 210C - gas 7. Lightly flour both your work surfaces and rolling pin and roll to desired thickness. I find shop-bought mince pie pastry too thick and the fillings too sweet. With home made you can create them exactly how you like them. For me, I roll to about 2mm thick. 4. The number you make does depend on the thickness of your pastry but I make around 15 with this quantity. Don’t despair if you are new to pastry making -if the first rolling out doesn’t go well simply form back into a ball and start again - it is always easier to roll second time around. I like my mince pies decorated with a variety of pastry shapes such

as hearts and stars rather than a full pastry lid. 5. Make sure your mince pie tins are lightly greased – I use the wrapper from the packet margarine to do this. Don’t overfill each pie - approx 1 heaped tsp as you don’t want the mixture bubbling up and over the edge on cooking. If that happens just work fast to remove from the trays before it starts to stick. 6. Cook for 10-15 mins in the oven until lightly browned and smelling delicious Carefully lift out the pies whilst still hot. I use the tip of a rounded knife to ease out- allow to cool on a cooling rack. The filling will be very hot at this stage so resist all temptation to eat straight from the oven. 7. Once cold or just pre serving, sprinkle lightly with icing sugar. Stored in an airtight tin they will keep well in a cool place for one week or freeze well wrapped.

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Well, can you believe it, Christmas is here again. I know that I was always told that the older you get, the faster time goes by, but this is ridiculous! There seems to have been a huge number of Christmas fairs and markets in November and there are still quite a few happening in December, so still plenty of opportunity to finish the Christmas shopping. We are hosting Christmas this year, thirteen around the table. Wish us luck; last time we did it there was a serious incident with the gravy! Anyway, we wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Candle-Lit Carols Thursday 31st November and Friday 1st December 8pm Friends and visitors are warmly welcome to The Memorial Chapel, Charterhouse, Godalming for an enchanting evening of candle-lit carols sung by the School’s Chamber Choir. This festive occasion is an atmospheric performance of carols including Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Silent Night and Away in a Manger, as well as some lesser known carols. The music is interspersed with readings to celebrate advent and Christmas. The event, which lasts about an hour, will be conducted by Mark Blatchly. Choral singing is outstanding at Charterhouse, go along and hear for yourself! Admission is free with a collection for the charities, Amnesty International and Godalming Old People Welfare Association. Wait Until Dark at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Tuesday 28th November to Saturday 2nd December Frederick Knott’s edge-of-your-seat thriller stars Jack Ellis and Oliver Mellor. Set amidst the social turbulence of 1960s London, the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who becomes embroiled in an elaborate scam. For more information, visit or call 01483 440000. Jack and his Giant Stalk Tuesday 28th November to Sunday 31st December 8pm (Saturday matinées 3pm) No you haven’t read this wrong, this is the title of Guildford Fringe’s ADULT Panto, their fifth offering to date. It is was it says, an adult panto and is strictly for over 18s so please don’t go if you are easily offended! This is the ultimate adult Christmas party night out and it takes place at the Back December 2017

Room of the Star Inn, Quarry St, Guildford. Tickets are on sale now and are £18.50 each (£17.50 concessions) and they sell quickly – to make sure you don’t miss out on the action, call 0333 666 3366 or visit www.GuildfordFringe. com. The Magic of Christmas Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 23rd December Visit Santa and Mrs Claus at RHS Garden Wisley, for stories, songs and a present. For a more magical experience, join them to decorate gingerbread and make your own horticultural Christmas decoration as well as the stories and songs. This takes place at the weekends and from Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd December.

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Christmas Fair Saturday 2nd December 10am-2pm The Clockhouse Christmas Fair will take place at The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane, Milford. There will be a raffle, tombola, gifts, arts & crafts, books, cakes, jams and chutneys, better buy, toys galore and kitchenware. To keep you sustained, there will soup and Dave’s famous hot beef rolls! Entrance by voluntary donations. Art for Christmas at Cranleigh Arts Centre Saturday 2nd December 10.30am-3.30pm Art for Christmas is returning for another one-day event presented by Surrey Artists’ Open Studio members, offering a fantastic opportunity to buy beautiful and unique gifts for your loved ones by their very talented artists. They will have original art and craft for sale at affordable prices, from a range of Surrey-based artists. You will have a chance to meet artists from across the county and learn how they produce their work. A range of jewellery, textiles, paintings, ceramics and more will be available to buy on the day and there will be a café open selling tea, coffee and delicious cakes. Free entry.

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Cranleigh Village Sports & Social Club From Saturday 2nd December Apart from all the sporting activities at the club, December has a number of live musical nights lined up. On Saturday 2nd, it is Revivals band, on Saturday 9th, there is a dance evening with David Read – ballroom, latin, sequence and disco. On Thursday 14th, it’s, the Startled Hampsters Band and on 23rd December its Changes Duo. Finally, on 31st December there is a New Year’s Eve Party featuring Forever Young – this is an all ticket event. The club is situated in Parsonage Road, Cranleigh GU6 7AN. To find out more about the club and all it offers, go to

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St Hilary's Christmas Fair Saturday 2nd December 10am-3pm Elfridges, the Children's Shopping Emporium, will be opening its doors for one day only at the St Hilary's Christmas Fair which will take place at the school in Holloway Hill, Godalming. While the children are entertained, parents can browse the beautiful gift stalls, nibble on festive food, buy local wine and gin, and enjoy the carol singing - a festive fete to put a smile on everyone's face! There will also be a Santa's Grotto. The Cranleigh Art and Crafts Society Saturday 2nd December 2.30pm-4.30pm The Society are holding their last Demonstration of the year when artist and author, Joe Francis Dowden, will be painting using watercolour. He is always popular and provides an entertaining afternoon. Visitors are welcome to join them [£3] in the Bandroom, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF. Contact 01483 278698 or 01483 275721 for further details. December 2017

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Concert in the Trees will take place at St Nicolas Church Cranleigh on Saturday 9th December at 6.30pm. Tickets at £10, from Handyman, Church Office (01483 273620), www. or on the door.

Milford & District U3A Friday 8th December 2pm The next talk in Milford Village Hall will see Sarah Oldridge talk about ‘The Story of Kew Gardens’ where she has worked for over 30 years. The U3A choir will entertain with a selection of Christmas carols and the afternoon will include tea, cakes and mince pies – all for £1! Members and non members welcome.

Cranleigh Folk Friday 8th December Cranleigh Folk will be hosting a Christmas Special of acoustic music and song in the upstairs room at The Punchbowl Inn in Okewood Hill RH5 5PU, just south of Ockley. Music from talented local singers and musicians starts at 8.30pm and ranges from folk to popular and will include Christmas songs both Victorian and traditional. Admission is free and all are welcome, whether performers or listeners. If you need more information, email or see their facebook page: Cranleigh Folk Club.

Dick Whittington at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Friday 8th December to Sunday 7th January Judy Cornwell (Keeping up Appearances) will star as Fairy Bowbells in the traditional family pantomime adventure, Dick Whittington, this Christmas! Bag the best seats in the house by getting your family Christmas outing in the diary now and join the Panto gang on their magical, swashbuckling search for fame and fortune. For more information visit www. or call 01483 440000. Christmas Tree Festival Friday 8th to Monday 11th December This takes place at St Nicolas Church Cranleigh with refreshments being served in Church throughout. Check with the website or call the office on 01483 273620 for further details on opening times. 38 VANTAGEPOINT

Waverley Dowsers Society Friday 8th December 7.30pm Ann Stallybrass will give a talk – ‘Star Gates and End Times’. Held at the Unitarian Hall, Meadrow, Godalming, GU7 3JB. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month. Check their website for more information at www.WaverleyDowsers. Christmas Concerts Saturday 9th Sunday 10th December Two Surrey Hills Christmas Concerts to put you in the festive mood! Join them for their family concert featuring

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‘Aladdin A Genie-Us’ Pantomime Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th December Godalming Theatre Group’s production, at Ben Travers Theatre Charterhouse, tells the traditional story of a poor laundry boy who falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine, before meeting his ‘Uncle’ Abanazar. Things do not go to plan and Aladdin is sealed in the cave where he meets the Genie of the Lamp! What happens next? With great routines, jokes and one-liners, Aladdin A Genie-Us Pantomime is an exciting, funny production for the whole family. Tickets are just £12.50; call the Box Office on 07402 484484 or go to What a great way to start the festive season! Electric Theatre Jazz Café Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm Guildford Jazz presents an evening of first class jazz with one of the UK's finest trumpeters, Enrico Tomasso. A lifelong friend of Louis Armstrong, Enrico has worked with Bryan Ferry, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Claire Teal, Ray Gelato and many more. Seating is cabaret style, in the intimate and authentic ‘jazz club’ atmosphere of the Jazz Cafe at the Guildford Electric Theatre in Onslow Street GU1 4SZ. Tickets are £14; call the Box Office on 01483 444789. Ewhurst History Society Tuesday 12th December 8pm ‘Ewhurst Through Historic Eyes’ is a talk by Janet Balchin, Chairman and archivist of the Society. Janet will ask us what

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you can learn from looking at original images, paintings and early photographs. She will show a wide variety of local views of Ewhurst followed by mulled wine and mince pies. All very welcome. Non members £2 at the door to include tea/coffee. Takes place at Ewhurst Baptist Church. See Christmas Concert Tuesday 12th December Kathryn Harries Presents a Celebration of Christmas at St Nicolas' Church, Guildford. Do try and support your local cancer charity, the Fountain Centre, at their annual Christmas concert. It promises to be a wonderful evening of Christmas music hosted by international opera star Kathryn Harries with special guests. Join them for an evening that cannot fail to get you in the mood for Christmas! Tickets from Godalming Evening Townswomen’s Guild Tuesday 12th December The Guild is part of a nationwide organisation. The first Guilds were set up in 1929 and the Godalming Guild was formed in 1937 and earlier this month members celebrated the anniversary with a dinner and entertainments. Members and guests were presented with an anniversary gift. This month’s meeting is on the 12th December and will be a Christmas Party with bring and share supper, parcel swop, quizzes and games. The venue is the Baptist Church Hall, Queen Street Godalming. The hall will open at 7.15pm and the meeting starts at 7.45pm.

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be the first Christmas that the Cathedral will open since their recent renovations. The event will be a mix of traditional Christmas carols and readings. The Guildford Cathedral Singers, the Surrey Cantata singers and Organist Matthew Kelley will perform and dignitaries from across Surrey will be attending. Free entry to all, donations welcome. Car parking is available on site. If you require wheelchair access, or are bringing a group call Age UK Surrey on 01483 503414 or email

Ex Service Personnel Get-together Wednesday 20th December 7.30pm Are you an ex-service person? Were you in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Royal Marines? If so why not go along to their regular get-togethers for Godalming veterans which are held every 3rd Wednesday in the month at 7.30pm in the Oxborough Room. This is on the 2nd Floor of 11 Wharf Street, Godalming. The entrance is between Seymour's Estate Agents and Halo Hairdressers. There is a lift to the second floor. You are sure of a warm welcome and good company among like-minded people, all with a background similar to your own. Just turn up.

Godalming Country Market Friday 22nd December 8.30am-10.30am Here is a great opportunity to get some last minute Christmas shopping - they are holding their Christmas Market at Milford Village Hall and would love to see you. There will be a great selection of festive cookery, preserves, plants, beautiful handmade jewellery and lots of crafts all of which will make ideal presents. They will also be holding a Christmas raffle.

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4 adult tickets to Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Buckler’s WIN... Hard - PLUS an overnight stay at the 4 star Holiday Inn Winchester

Our lucky winner and three friends will experience an exciting Friends Short Break exploring the world of Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum, with the tickets including entrance to Beaulieu’s World of Top Gear, Secret Army Exhibition, Palace House, Gardens and Abbey. PLUS tickets to Beaulieu’s sister attraction Buckler’s Hard, the 18th century shipbuilding village with its Maritime Museum and more. After this fascinating and stimulating day our winning party can retire to the comfort of the 4-star Holiday Inn Winchester for an overnight stay in two standard rooms, followed by breakfast before departing. The hotel is ideally based to explore all that Winchester and the surrounding area has to offer. To win, please answer the following question: Q: Name the nearest major motorway to the Holiday Inn Winchester Please enter online at by 31st December 2017. Full terms & conditions are on the website.

WIN... a Family Karting Experience at TeamSport, Farnborough TeamSport, the UK’s No 1 for indoor karting, with its 24 centres nationwide, is offering VantagePoint readers the opportunity to win a family karting experience for up to four people at its local Farnborough circuit. With kids and adults karts available everyone can come along and compete together for the top spot on the podium.

With their specially-designed Cadet Karts for the over-eights and friendly team of trained professionals, there’s never been a better time to safely enjoy all the fun that karting brings. Race across multi-level tracks, speed down the straights and master the hairpin bends in powerful eco-friendly electric karts. To win, please answer the following question: Q: How many centres do TeamSport have across the country? Please enter online at by 31st December 2017. Full terms & conditions are on the website.

WIN... One night dinner, bed & breakfast at the White Horse, Dorking

Dorking's historic White Horse is set to re-open in December 2017, following a substantial £4 million investment. Featuring 56 stylish bedrooms, a reimagined dining area with a capacity of 100 covers, introducing an all-new drink, dine, deli concept, specialising in local Surrey produce. To celebrate, we're giving away a night's stay, along with breakfast and dinner in 'at The Dozen', the property's exciting new restaurant. For a chance to win dinner, bed & breakfast with a value of £250, please answer this question: Q: How many bedrooms does the White Horse have? Please enter online at by 31st December 2017. Full terms & conditions are on the website.

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VantagePoint December 17 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

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VantagePoint December 17 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

Your best view of what's going on locally