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Food and Drink Make it easy on yourself. Many parents have said to me packed lunch boxes are an easy alternative to a buffet. You can pre-pack these on the day or in advance and then hand out to the children readymade. It also makes it easier to deal with any dietary requirements you have.

The 5 Ps: Prior preparation and planning provide the best party! Having a list on the go is essential, so you know that everything is covered, including guests, food, decorations etc and with any party there is always a budget, stick to it. After all there’s always next year to do another theme. So let’s get the party started…. Location Make sure you have enough space for all the children whether it be at home or you


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PLANNING THE PERFECT CHILDREN'S PARTY Partyware Ah the theme - the integral part to any party. Pinterest is brilliant for ideas, but don’t get sucked in to thinking you can do everything, just do what you know you can do.

them. Many are reasonable priced and incredibly adaptable to any dietary needs you have. Failing that, the supermarkets always have a brilliant range too for something quick and easy.

With any theme you can have themed banners, cups, plates, napkins, table covers, party bags, bells and whistles, but why? Mix it up a little - use plain colour table covers/ napkins, after all they mop up the mess and compliment everything nicely and these can be more cost effective. Decorations and Party Bags Balloons are an easy way to decorate any venue and you have so many options. Put loads on the floor to kick about, tie up bunches, get some super shape foils and even large confetti balloons. Literally any budget can be met.

I recently came across a good idea at a couple of parties. The parents creatively did their own baking, making the main birthday cake and then also a tray bake on the side with the same icing as the birthday cake. This was usually then pre-sliced and already packaged for the children to take away, meaning you’re not having to dash around to get the cake all sliced up at the end of the party. Plus it means you get to taste the fruits of your labour at home later! And finally... timescale Out of everything, my advice would be to go back to where we started with a list, but have a timescale of how you plan to do everything, especially the week building up and the day. It doesn’t have to be a full on spreadsheet, just a note of when you plan to do your party bags, make food, bake a cake and of course set up.

The best part is you can always give them to the children at the end of the party, simply tied to cake, attached to party bag or a simple gift. Bunting is also brilliant and many venues these days already have hooks in the walls so you can hang it easily. Any colour suits and it's brilliant for in your garden afterwards. There are so many ways you can decorate a venue, but always remember the children will do a brilliant job of filling it with their joy and noise.


Entertainment: Lots of options here. Bouncy castles, old school games, kiddies' disco, soft play, zoo lab with their bugs and insects or book a brilliant, crazy entertainer. Do what you are prepared to do and what you are happy to pay for.

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Phil Kemp meets two groups of local volunteers and is captivated by their enthusiasm and dedication. I WAS invited by two local organisations to meet their volunteers and find out for myself, not only what volunteering involves, but also how the community benefits directly from their efforts. The groups contribute enormously to the continued success of two completely different enterprises, but the similarity between them in terms of how much the volunteers enjoy contributing, and how they personally gain from social interaction and learning new skills is striking. Surrey Wildlife Trust’s volunteer co-ordinator Anna Fosbery provided some background, whilst we walked through the beautiful heathland of Bagmoor Common near Elstead to meet up with volunteers on one of their practical conservation days. “The trust’s main objective is to create a landscape in Surrey that is rich in wildlife and valued by all. One of the key ways that we achieve that is by involving volunteers,” said Anna, as we followed a recently-cleared trail in which fence posts were being erected. “They contribute their time and energy bringing a range of expertise from very varied backgrounds as well. Some are retired, some still working in various industries. We also have young people coming along for work experience.” I could hear the lively chatter of the volunteers as we approached and found them having a lunch break with assorted snacks in hand. The group of five women and four men of varying ages, led by task leader Susie Robson, were


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Image from top: Bagmoor Common (Simon Humphreys); SWT volunteers on practical conservation days (Phil Kemp / Jon Hawkins)

undoubtedly enjoying their day, all smiles as I was introduced by Anna. “I have a huge amount of respect for the dedication that volunteers put in when they give their time, energy and expertise to a cause that they passionately believe in,” Anna explained. “They contribute so much. In the last financial year volunteers across Surrey contributed a total of 8,814 days.” As I was absorbing that breath-taking statistic Anna asked the volunteers if they’d like to have a chat with me.

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VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY “Having decided to wind down my consultancy business I wanted to find something a little bit different to do, meet people, and get out into the great Surrey countryside,” explained Sarah Brown. “I come along every Monday, rain or shine. It’s great to get off the beaten track and go to places that you’d never usually go to. It’s really varied and I love getting physical as well. But if you’re not that fit there is always a job that you can do in the group. I had tennis-elbow for a good seven months but was still able to contribute.” Fellow volunteer John Tallon agreed: “I retired at Christmas after 40 years working in an office and wanted to do something useful, healthy and outdoors. With the Trust we do a variety of different things. At the moment we are working on fencing because grazing cattle are being brought in to keep the scrub down in some areas. I have also done scrub clearance, and rebuilt footpath steps on one of the local commons where they’d been washed away in the winter rains. You also get to see some interesting wildlife whilst you’re out and about, and learn from the interesting people who are co-volunteers.” As some members of the group started to pack away their lunch containers and pick up an assortment of different tools to return to the task in hand, Sarah added: “A very memorable moment for me was when out on the chalk grasslands I saw fields and fields of our native pyramid orchids that hadn’t been there before. But now that the area has been cleared their habitat has been restored.” The enthusiasm in Sarah’s voice was uplifting. “I’m also doing what the Trust calls ‘lookaring’ - which means I’m out checking the cattle on the grazing compartments. I help check to see that they’re all together and look out for their general health.”

I wanted to keep active, and part of that included returning something to the local community.

“I’ve always been a keen birdwatcher, and enjoyed butterflies without necessarily knowing that much about them,” said John. “But with the trust, people I’m working with are specialists in butterflies or insects or plants and you get to learn a great deal from them. I’ve seen several species of butterfly that I haven’t previously seen. As a consequence, I have now volunteered also for the Butterfly Conservation to do some work with them as well.”

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Images from top: Volunteers Jan Francom and Peter Stevenson (left and right) with curator Alison Pattison and volunteer co-ordinator Angela Terelek; Godalming Museum from the back.

two experienced volunteers who were keen to explain why they enjoy working at the museum. “I had always wanted to volunteer here because, although it’s not a very big museum, it’s very friendly and very interesting,” said Jan Francom. “When I left work to spend some time with my elderly mother it gave me the opportunity to join as a gallery steward. “I do help out with other tasks such as running the café and supporting the front desk volunteers, but I can move around the museum with customers to help them. And having volunteered here for almost eight years I also now assist Alison, the curator, with the collection.” Having had the opportunity to make previous visits to the museum, located in the town’s High Street, I had been quickly absorbed by the interesting

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VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY displays introducing visitors to not just the history, people and industry of Godalming, but a lot more besides. And like other local museums in the area, volunteers are able to greatly enhance the visitor experience. Peter Stevenson, also now retired after spending over 40 years in the public sector, joined in: “I wanted to keep active, and part of that included returning something to the local community. Volunteering for half a day a week on the front desk gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and help them. For example Canadians, Americans and Australians who want to trace their roots, and also follow up on World War I – because locally, particularly at Witley, there was a transit station.” The museum also actively engages with local schools, as Peter explained: “The curator and education volunteers also run a whole string of workshops with schools, that can either be done here in the museum or through school visits. When they come here they get to understand how a museum works, with volunteers helping stimulate interactions with the displays.” “Schools also borrow loan boxes with artefacts, activities and books inside, and my job is to check them when they are returned,” added Jan. “I get the chance to wade through them and find out lots of interesting things which I’d not necessarily have known before.” Jan pointed to the wall of the Resources Room where we were sitting. “Here’s an example of getting involved in discovering really interesting things. This large painting was donated by a local firm who were based at Westbrook Mill. It was painted by John Baker in 1984 and depicts a fantasy view of Godalming in the late 19th century, and it They took a lot of research to find out exactly what buildings contribute were in the imaginary scene their time he’s created. We call it the Godalming Capriccio, and and energy visitors are always fascinated bringing by it.”

a range of expertise from very varied backgrounds as well.

“Another of my responsibilities is to look after the museum’s 200-year-old clock,” said Peter. “It’s a pendulum clock that was built in 1815. From its original vantage point in the tower of The Pepperpot in the High Street it would have seen soldiers returning from the Napoleonic War, and the arrival of the railways in the 1850s and 60s.”


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Godalming Museum’s 200-year-old clock

Angela was smiling broadly, clearly an indication as to how positively she responds to the enthusiasm from their volunteers. “Jan and Peter are clearly extremely interested and interesting volunteers. But you don’t need a lot of prior knowledge to come and make a great contribution here. We usually start people off on a role downstairs, and as a gallery steward, where you can move around with visitors. So on any given day we need four volunteers front of house – people work a morning or afternoon shift. In addition to that, we have our wonderful local studies library which is staffed by a separate group of trained librarians and local historians who give you free access to an awful lot of information that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get to. “The majority of our volunteers are of retirement age but we do have a few mums with school-age children, and a few of our younger volunteers may be on university holidays or perhaps on a gap year. Really all we expect is that you are keen to help the museum, that you have an interest in your town, and you are willing to come here with an open mind. We provide training and you get to shadow experienced volunteers whilst you learn on the job.” Phil Kemp is a Godalming-based writer and photographer. FIND OUT MORE Surrey Wildlife Trust - Godalming Museum - See also this government website for more opportunities:

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Garden is a marvellously restorative and re-energising space, where David’s design, planting, and clever use of materials combine to create an exquisite garden, which is a lovely space to spend time in. The Silent Pool Gin Garden’s water features were inspired by the Silent Pool near Albury, where the Silent Pool Distillery is based, while the garden’s planting incorporates many of the botanicals that Silent Pool gin is crafted from, including irises, Angelica archangelica, chamomile, and lavender. It was a real pleasure to visit the Silent Pool Gin Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 as I was entirely charmed by this truly delightful garden, as it seems were so many others! For more information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please visit Beth's page at Contact NealeRichards on 01483 893989 or visit

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Volvo XC40 • ROAD TEST

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VOLVO, IT seems, are on a roll. Once beloved only of a small yet discerning band of folk, these days they are a company who are regularly in the news. Whether declaring their latest outstanding safety record (nobody has lost their life in a car-to-car accident in an XC90 – ever), outlining their plans for electrification of their range, or announcing yet another consumer award, they have emerged from the margins of the car world with significantly increased sales volumes, bucking the recent trend for declining new car markets. Much of this success is due to the impressive new models being released in recent years, for example the XC60 SUV on which we reported a few months ago. Their latest release, the XC40 compact SUV, is set to grow Volvo market share even further. Indeed, for a car which only hit the showrooms at the end of February, the UK order books have been inundated, with the highspecification First Edition model selling out within days of the launch. In fact the success of the XC40 seems to have caught Volvo out, for if you try to order one today you could well be quoted a delivery date into 2019! However, Volvo have already increased production capacity so this should be only a temporary blip. So why has the XC40 become an instant hit in a market sector that is incredibly competitive, with products available from just about every manufacturer? Doubtless the halo effect from the bigger XC60 and XC90 SUV models set the scene, but the XC40 is much more than a mini-me version of the bigger models, having its own distinctly different styling. Its British designer, Ian Kettle, refers to it as looking like a tough little robot, and that sums the chunky, robust yet clean styling up quite well. Inside, the clean, simple styling theme continues, however the all-important dials and

controls in front of the driver are identical to those of the bigger, more expensive XC60 and XC90. It’s also deceptively spacious, belying its relatively compact dimensions, and is in true Volvo fashion outstandingly comfortable. Specification levels, and of course price, vary with each model, but significantly even the cheapest models are equipped with many safety and other features only available as expensive options on other brands, such as the fully digital instrument panel and the superb 9” centre touchscreen. Small wonder, then that the XC40 has rapidly gained accolade after accolade including several Car of the Year awards. Indeed, it’s so impressive that this petrolhead, who would once never have been seen in a Volvo, has done the unthinkable – I bought one myself!

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What's your Exercise type during YOUR summer holidays? Jo Butler from Physio 1to1 offers some holiday exercise advice I'M WRITING this article whilst at Funchal airport. I'm on my way home from Madeira reflecting on how people differ in their approach to exercising whilst on holiday. There seem to be two main types of approaches: Type 1: I'm on holiday and I just want to kick back and relax Type 2: I need to exercise whatever form it may take. Normally I would put myself into the Type 1 group, happy for a chance to relax and read a novel, sitting by a pool or even better, by the sea listening to the waves. I can happily go a week before that need to exercise starts to creep up on me. My husband is definitely in the Type 2 group, regardless of where he is. We had a particularly memorable holiday a few years back, in Kefalonia, where he was followed by barking stray dogs as he attempted to keep up with his regular routine of running. I could hear them chasing him up the road! Type 1 is fine for a while, as we all need some time to relax. However if you are


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recovering from an injury or know that you need to keep moving to stay injury free or keep the weight off, then you need to find a compromise. Top tips for all you Type 1s out there: • As you normally clean your teeth twice daily (hopefully for the recommended 2 minutes), you can add 4 minutes of exercises easily into your daily routine. This could be anything from balancing on one leg to stretching out your calves, hamstrings or single leg dips. Whatever you know you might need to work on. • Take the stairs not the lift. • Walk more, take in the new sights. If you have a Fitbit you can set yourself a target and monitor your number of steps per day. • Walking on sand is a great work out for your legs and walking barefoot on sand is great for the muscles in your feet. So put that book down and enjoy a stroll in the surf. The waves lapping at your feet will challenge your balance and make your muscles work harder. • Be aware of the ‘sitting sickness’. Although reading a book is often a rare pleasure to enjoy on holiday, don't get too lost in your book. Avoid sitting for more than an hour, get up and move around a bit. • Be aware of the balance between exercise and eating. That combination of ‘all you can eat‘ buffets and a quiet relax by a pool is an easy trap to fall into. Just a week of overindulging and being sedentary can take months of hard work to make up for.

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WHAT'S YOUR EXERCISE TYPE DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS? If you fall into the Type 2 category, then it's great that you are already motivated to exercise but make sure you stay safe and injuryfree. Summer holidays also offer opportunities to try something new, windsurfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, rock climbing, are often all exciting new possibilities but will potentially challenge different muscle groups than you are used to. Top tips for all you Type 2s out there: • • •

Make sure you warm up properly before the activity, cold muscles are the fastest way to get injured. Take time to stretch out your muscles after a new activity, it will hurt a lot less the next day but will also help reduce your chance of injury. Ask a local where the best place is to run, both for scenery and for safety. If there are poor roads or lots of stray dogs, think twice before going for a run on your own, or be prepared to run a lot faster (running away from barking dogs is a sure way to beat your personal best!).

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Avoid (if possible) a dramatic change in the type of exercise. Suddenly running lots of hills or long distances on a beach is a sure fire way of causing an injury. Always let someone know if you plan to go for a solo cycle or run. Let them know roughly where you plan to go and how long you are likely to take. There are many apps you can use, such as Strava, that use GPS which can help track your movements and send a beacon to a named person if you get into trouble. This is always useful if you are out on your own whether running or on a bicycle. It will also help reassure a worried partner, parent, friend that you are okay.

Stay safe and have a happy summer holiday everyone, whether at home or abroad!

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Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Strawberry Rocky Road

This beautiful cheesecake is the perfect centrepiece to impress guests. With its pale pink colour and a bounty of berries on top it’s delicious too. Add edible flowers for an extra touch.

Our strawberry rocky road is a decadent and quick way to indulge. Whip up a batch when you're expecting visitors, just don't expect it to last long! Its the ultimate naughty but nice snack.





125g digestive biscuits, 75g ginger biscuits, 100g melted butter, 300g strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, 150g icing sugar, 400g cream cheese, 300g double cream, extra berries to decorate. Serves 8-10.

1. Line the bottom of a 23cm springform cake tin with greaseproof paper. Put the biscuits into a food processor and whizz into crumbs. Pour in the melted butter and whizz again then tip into the cake tin. Use the bottom of a glass or back of a spoon to press down evenly then refrigerate to set. 2. Put the berries into a pan with the icing sugar and heat. Stir and mash the berries until they break down, allow to bubble for a few minutes until the mixture looks like jam. Allow to cool for a few minutes then sieve into a bowl and leave to cool. 3. Beat the cream cheese and cream together then whip in the berry juice until well combined. 4. Spoon the cream mixture over the biscuit base, level the top and return to the fridge to set for 2 hours or until firm. 5. To serve, carefully remove the cake tin, use a pallet knife to separate the greaseproof paper from the base. Slide onto a serving plate and top with extra berries.


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400g plain chocolate, 2 tbsp golden syrup, 50g unsalted butter, 250g strawberries, hulled and halved, 1 apple peeled and cut into chunks, 100g blanched almonds, icing sugar to dust. Serves 6. 1. Line an 8� square tin or small roasting tray with greaseproof paper. 2. Melt the chocolate, syrup and butter over a pan of simmering water. 3. In a bowl, mix the strawberries, apple, nuts and cherries. Once the chocolate has melted, pour over the fruit and nuts and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, and allow to set. 4. Turn the Rocky Road out, and cut into chunks before dusting with icing sugar. Recipes taken with permission from

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Hazelnut Meringue Cake with Strawberries & Raspberries This as a celebration cake, perfect for special occasions. The layers of meringue with the fruit in between look very pretty and it's super easy to make ahead and assemble last minute.


250g whole hazelnuts, 8 egg whites, 300g caster sugar, 200ml double cream, 200g strawberries, hulled and sliced in half, 100g raspberries, icing sugar to decorate. Serves 8.

5. When done, take out of the oven, cool in the tins and then carefully remove. 6. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks and spread a third of the mixture onto one of the meringues. Add a layer of strawberries and raspberries, and then top with the second meringue. Repeat the process with the second and third meringue topping the final meringue with the remaining cream and strawberries until you end up with a top layer of strawberries. To finish, sprinkle with icing sugar! Cook’s tip: Run a knife around the outside of the cake tins to release the meringues and upturn them to get them out of the tin. Carefully peel off the lining paper.


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas mark 4. 2. Blitz the hazelnuts in a blender until very fine. 3. Take a clean, grease-free bowl and add the egg whites. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Gradually add the caster sugar spoon by spoon, whisk well in between. Continue until all the sugar has been added and the mixture is thick and glossy, then fold in the hazelnuts. 4. Divide mixture between 3 greased and lined Victoria sandwich tins and then bake it in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, until golden.

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Designing your perfect kitchen Ockley based Park House Kitchens has been designing and installing beautiful kitchens in the local area since 1991. What makes them so successful? First class customer service and a product that stands the test of time. standard that we promise and ensure that your home is treated with respect. We also have our own builder, who is excellent, and we always recommend using him if you wish to tie in an extension or other building work with your new kitchen.”

With so much choice out there, it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to new kitchens, but with Park House Kitchens you can be assured you’ll receive the first rate service you’d expect and a high quality, stylish kitchen perfect for your home. Established in 1991 by Trish Rowland the idea was to create and build a kitchen design business that would offer a customer service that was second to none. Twenty seven years later the business is still going strong with Emily, Trish’s daughter, now at the helm, designing beautiful kitchens in the Surrey and West Sussex areas. “Being a small, family business we’re able to offer our clients our full attention. From start to finish they will be working directly with me, and I will have designed their kitchen using a CAD planning software.” Explains Emily. “And I also share a day-by-day schedule with our clients so that they know exactly what’s happening and when, so they can feel confident that the completion date will be stuck to.” When undertaking substantial building work to your home, whether it’s a new kitchen or an extension, it’s important to know who will be working in your home and whether their skills really are up to the job. “Our expert team of trusted tradesmen have been working for us for over 15 years. They work to the high


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There is a large range of beautiful styles to choose from at Park House Kitchens, from classic shaker units to the contemporary German look and anything in between. All the units are built to measure and can be hand painted to the colour you desire. So in years to come you can freshen up the look with a new colour if you so wish. And with their finger on the pulse of the latest trends and styles, you can be rest assured that Emily and her team will deliver you a kitchen with a look that has been intelligently designed for your home and lifestyle. “At Park House Kitchens we are able to offer a more personal touch.” Says Emily. “You won’t be dealing with a kitchen sales person, just me, and I’m passionate about what we do and will deliver the service you expect.” Eighty percent of their business comes through recommendations from past customers, which is testament to the level of service Emily, Trish and their team offer. To book an appointment with Emily at the Ockley showroom call 01306 712353 or email Park House Kitchens Unit 3 Ockley Court Farm, Coles Lane, Ockley RH5 5LS Tel: 01403 790812 Email:

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Club of Godalming still maintains a slightly formal tradition being only for men and expecting a smart dress code; the second Godalming club, known as The Milford Probus Club, has a somewhat more relaxed dress code and welcomes lady members. The Probus movement is the result of the initiatives of two notable Rotarians. In 1965 in Welwyn Garden City Fred Carhill had the bright idea of starting a club for retired professional and businessmen. The following year, Harold Blanchard formed a similar club in Caterham which was named Probus, derived from the words ‘Professional’ and ‘Businessmen’.

PROBUS IS a worldwide organisation for semi-retired and retired professional business men and women. All Probus Clubs in Great Britain are autonomous, making their own rules regarding time, place and format of meetings. There are several Probus clubs in the VantagePoint distribution area, all of which have slightly different arrangements but all follow the original ideal of providing a gathering place for like-minded retired and semi-retired people who want to extend their circle of friends. Godalming has two Probus clubs, both of which meet near the town centre. The original Probus

The movement has spread since 1965 so that there are now well over 2,000 Probus Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland alone. There are others in several European countries, South Africa, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, India and Malaysia. Probus members can visit other clubs by arrangement. The original Probus Club of Godalming was one of the first to be formed and celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. The Milford Probus club was formed in 2001 to accommodate the people on the waiting list for the Godalming club. To keep a friendly informal atmosphere, membership is limited to 70. Both clubs meet in Godalming every month for lunch followed by a talk which can be on a variety of subjects ranging from the serious to the very amusing. Naturally, with such a wide range of ages from 50 to 90+ there is a wide range of experience at our meetings, and always someone interesting to talk to. Partners and friends are also welcome to join us at our meetings and outings by invitation.

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Because of the wide range of contacts and interests of the members, visits are arranged to all sorts of venues such as the historic dockyard at Portsmouth and the amazing Mary Rose museum. On another occasion members had a rare opportunity to visit the hallowed grounds of the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon. The tour included a visit to the museum; passing through the player’s entrance and sitting on Centre Court. Members said that it was a strange feeling to be in the grounds when Wimbledon Tennis was virtually deserted (picture right)! Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting without obligation. We can arrange for them to meet a member in advance if desired. FIND OUT MORE For more details see the websites at and

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70 Great Reasons to STAYCATION in Godalming A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Godalming Town Council is delighted to launch its annual Staycation with an even bigger range of exciting and fun activities for individuals and families to try. The great thing about Staycation is that the majority of these activities are either COMPLETELY FREE, or at a specially discounted STAYCATION price and all events are really close to home, so you don’t have to worry about expensive travelling costs. New activities for 2018 include a creative writing workshop (just bring along your imagination); three street dance classes, or for the less energetic amongst us you will be able to try an authentic, open-air contemplative Tai Chi class by the river, or perhaps a gentle hatha yoga class in Farncombe. There are various workshops including crazy cooking and singing. There will also be a crafts workshop, at which you will be able to make miniature wooden beach hut using environmentally friendly materials. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of inter-generational reminiscing, tea, chat and watch a short film about the Coronation Day; play traditional games and hear a local resident talk about her war-time experiences as a child. Pop along to a WI meeting to paint some Mandala Stones, which are the latest trend in the craft world to go viral, or come and learn to play cards and/or bridge - a wonderful opportunity to re-introduce card games back into your families. Become an Official Tree Guardian! Roots for the Future is holding an inter-generational drop-in workshop. Decorate a pot, plant tree seeds and learn how to take care of the trees until they are big enough to plant in the ground. The Town Council is delighted to welcome back regular favourites such as canoeing, tennis, swimming, fishing, bowling, brass band taster sessions, football coaching including a chance to play on Godalming Town Football Club’s ground, ballerina workshops, cricket, walks, flower arranging, ukulele lessons and even two cycle rides including one for “portly dads”!!! Staycation week starts on Saturday, 4 August with the TST Staycation Live Music Festival at the Phillips Memorial Park. On Saturday, 11 August, Godalming Town Council’s “DOGALMING” returns to Aarons Hill Recreation Ground – bring your four-legged best friend and enter into the fun. Prizes kindly donated by Nestle Purina – see the Dogalming page for full details. Canine Partners will be demonstrating how their amazing charity transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities. There will also be a family fete with side shows, Punch & Judy, children’s rides, hog roast, face-painting, tea tent and more. Finally, and importantly, I’d like to thank the many organisations and individuals who have contributed so generously in helping to create an exciting Staycation programme. Without their generosity it would not have been possible to have included so many activities for all age ranges. Browse the programme to plan your week and don’t forget to mention Staycation when you turn up for an activity. With our unique shops and restaurants, our wealth of pubs and delightful walks in our picturesque countryside and STAYCATION – why go anywhere else?! My family and I are looking forward to seeing you during Staycation. We wish you happy holidays! Councillor Nick Williams Mayor of Godalming For all up to date Staycation information please go



Splash Time

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 3pm-5pm, 4th-12th August Test the water at Charterhouse Club’s 25m swimming pool. Lane ropes out, giant floats in, happy splashing for children and adults. Special Staycation Offer:

Non-members’ charge £2 per person per swim (please arrive early for session to fill in brief registration form). For the safety and comfort of all swimmers, please adhere to all instructions from lifeguards and pool notices - see website timetable for more information. Please quote Staycation when booking. One adult may bring two under 8 year olds. Children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

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Free Tennis Coaching

West Surrey Tennis Club, Station Lane, Milford GU8 5AF at entrance to West Surrey Golf Club Under 8s from 1pm (min age 6) Under 9s from 2pm Under 10s from 3pm Under 14s from 4pm An hour’s free tennis coaching for children between 6 and 13 years old. Please book in with Mike, giving names and ages, whether you need to borrow a racket and whether any adults would like to play for fun while the children are playing. Email to book or

Canoe Taster Day

The Wharf, Godalming (opposite Sainsbury’s) 10am-3pm Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club are offering a free ‘try your hand at canoeing’ day. No need to book just turn up. 10yrs - 100yrs, but should be able to swim 15m. Contact Pete Harris on 07505 558399 Facebook: Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club Email

Free Bowls Taster Session

Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club Phillips Memorial Park, 10am-12 noon (anytime between these times) Free taster sessions for all ages. Qualified coaches on hand to guide you into the sport. All equipment provided. Please wear flat soled shoes. We can also provide coaching sessions during the week by arrangement. Come and have a go! Contact Roger on 07704 652162

Summer Reading Challenge Godalming Library, The Burys Throughour the summer holidays

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge celebrating 80 years of The Beano. Sign up at your local library. If you are not a member, join now! For primary school children, all reading abilities.

Enchanted Gardens

Godalming Museum, 109a High Street To 25th August, 10am-5pm (Tues to Sat) An enchanted exhibition of artworks by present day botanical artists and complimentary works from the museum archives. Find out more about Godalming gardeners. especially Gertrude Jekyll. Explore the museum's secret garden and enjoy garden-related activities inside and out, with plenty to do for our younger visitors. 01483 426510

Staycation Live

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park, 12 noon-7pm Venues across Godalming 7pm-late TST Live and Godalming Town Council present Staycation Live 2018. A weekend of music, arts and kids’ activities, and local food and drink. Lineup to include: Mt B the Gentleman Rhymer, Professor Elemental, The Destroyers, The Stiff Joints, Smiley & the Underclass, The Salts, The Wessex Pistols, The Dream Themes and Offbeat Offensive. Contact Sam on or 07534 421721



Godalming Fire Station Open Day

Introduction to Angling

Pop down and meet your friendly firefighters at the local station.

Marsh Farm, Station Lane, Milford GU8 5AE Registration at 8.45am; 9am-12 noon

Bridge Road, Godalming 10am-4pm

An introduction to coarse angling with a one hour taster session with Godalming Angling Society. Clothing needs to be appropriate for being outside for an hour. Check weather forecast first! All quipment and fishing bait provided. Booking essential to secure your slot, please quote Staycation. Email Phone Bill Harris on 01932 785005

Tennis Court Hire

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 9am-8pm, 4th-12th August Daily tennis, only £2.50 per visit (usually £5). Please book in advance on 01483 239600 quoting Staycation.




Broadwater Biathlon

Godalming Leisure Centre, Summers Road, Farncombe A swimming and running event for all ages and abilities. Please email to register your interest and for further information.

* Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club See Saturday 4th August for details

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Floatfit Tribe (11+)

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 11.00-11.30 and 11.30-12 noon Special Staycation Offer: Please wear gym clothing you do not mind getting wet! £2.50 per person - please quote Staycation when booking on 01483 239600. Min age 11 and a medical questionnaire must be completed. Email:

Staycation Live

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 12 noon-7pm Staycation Live Concert - Day 2 Presented by TST Live and Godalming Town Council See Saturday 4th August for details of some of the acts appearing over the weekend.



Free Football Training

Kickstart Coaching UK/Milford Pumas YFC Rodborough Technology College, Milford 9am-12.30pm Football training in a fun and safe environment including skills training and fun games; bring football boots/appropriate footwear for grass, shin pads, rain jacket, water and snacks. 4-9 year olds. Email to book:

Canoe and Kayak on the River Wey

Location will be at GDSCC hut on river behind Homebase 6.30pm-8.15pm

Rise and Shine with Sing O Lingo Wyatt Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre 10am-11am

A perfect class for all fidgets promoting confidence and physical activity through dance, song, parachute play, building and fun! For walking toddlers to 4 year olds (activity with carer). Tel 07936 711013

Ballerina Workshop

Broadwater Park Community Centre Join the Milford & Brook School of Dance for a fun ballet class, dressing up, creating your own dances with a take-home craft. Based aroiund the film Ballerina. Workshop 1: Ages 3-6 10am-11am Workshop 2: Ages 6+ 11.30am-12.30pm

Splash Time

Join Godalming District Scout Canoe Club on the river. Kayaks/canoes, paddles and buoyancy aids will be provided. Bring a kagoule or light waterproof top and recommend you bring a towel and change of clothes. Plimsoll type shoes must be worn (no crocs or flip-flops) and no jeans. Ages 8 to 80! Must be able to swim. All the family welcome to have a go. No booking required - first come, first served. May split into two shorter sessions if there is high demand.

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 3pm-5pm, 4th-12th August


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Five-day Kids’ Canoe Course

Test the water at Charterhouse Club’s 25m swimming pool. Lane ropes out, giant floats in, happy splashing for children and adults. Special Staycation Offer:

Non-members’ charge £2 per person per swim (please arrive early for session to fill in brief registration form). For the safety and comfort of all swimmers, please adhere to all instructions from lifeguards and pool notices - see website timetable for more information. Please quote Staycation when booking. One adult may bring two under 8 year olds. Children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.

* Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club See Saturday 4th August for details The Wharf, Godalming (opposite Sainsbury’s) 5.30pm-7.30pm Monday 6th to Friday 10th August A 5-day course to teach children aged 10-14 the basics of canoeing. The cost is £30 for one child (and £10 per subsequent child) payable on day one (please note you will be signing up for all 5 days). Limited to 16 places, first come, first served. You must be able to swim 15m. Booking essential. Water based sport course, please wear soft/waterproof shoes/plimsoles so feet can fit comfortably in craft. Windproof cag also advisable, wetsuits optional. Book your place by contacting Pete Harris on 07505 558399 Email Facebook: Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club



Horse-Drawn River Trip

Godalming Packet Boat Company Godalming Wharf (opposite Sainsbury’s) at 2pm A 2-hour horse-drawn boat trip along the River Wey aboard Iona. Special Staycation Offer: Adults £9 and Children and Seniors £8. Ring and book your place first on 01483 414938



Crazy Cooking with Sing O Lingo Wyatt Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre 11am-12 noon

Crazy Cooking: session for children and carers aged 3-7 years. Shopping lists, fun food quiz and a virtual trip around the world to make and eat some new and exciting foods. Booking mandatory by 1st August. Tel 07936 711013

You Ukes

Unitarian Hall, Meadrow GU7 3JB 4pm - Learn a Song 5pm - Learn Another Song 6pm - Jam Ukelele beginners' lessons and allcomers' jam. Bring your uke if you have one, but we also have a few to borrow. Ages 7+ Contact Shirley on 07771 757163

Godalming Meadrow WI

Broadwater Park Community Centre 7.30pm-9.30pm Come along to Godalming Meadrow WI's meeting and social time and to paint Mandala stones. Contact Shirley Wood on 01483 418102 Email

Craft Workshop

Changing Perceptions, 133 High Street 10.45am-12 noon Come along to our friendly, accessible craft workshop to join in a morning of making reclaimed miniature wooden beach huts using environmentally friendly chalk and mineral paints. Our workshops will run alongside our furniture upcycling workshops supporting adults with physical and learning disabilities. 8 yrs and upwards, must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Also takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Workshop clothing advised. Tel Fiona on 01483 420436 Email

Free Football Training

Kickstart Coaching UK/Milford Pumas YFC Rodborough Technology College, Milford 9am-12.30pm Football training in a fun and safe environment including skills training and fun games; bring football boots/appropriate footwear for grass, shin pads, rain jacket, water and snacks. 4-9 year olds. Email to book:

Come and Try a Brass Instrument

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 2pm-4pm Join Godalming Youth Band and find out what it takes to play a brass instrument and have a go from the range of instruments we’ll have for you to try. New and experienced players welcome. Drop in anytime for a 15-30 minute session. Ages 6-18. In case of wet weather please go to Oglethorpe Hall, Wilfrid Noyce Centre. Email



Cricket for Girls

Farncombe Wanderers Cricket Club Summers Road (adjacent to Leisure Centre) 2pm-3.30pm Fair weather permitting (ie not raining) we will offer a girls’ cricket taster session to include batting, fielding, bowling and a game-based activity if enough come. Comfy clothes and trainers should be worn but all equipment will be provided. 5-14 years.

Crazy Cooking with Sing O Lingo Wyatt Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre 3pm-4pm

Crazy Cooking: session for children and teens - aged 7-14 years. Shopping lists, fun food quiz and a recipe of exciting new flavours to make and then enjoy. Booking mandatory by 1st August. Tel 07936 711013

Contact Carolyn Dawkins: Email

'Fat Dads' Mountain Bike Ride Godalming Fire Station, Bridge Road 7pm-9.30pm

A friendly mountain bike ride for 'fat dads' along the river and across the Surrey Hills to Blackheath, Little London, Winterfold and back along the Downs Link with a stop at a local pub. Open to all abilities, 16+. Just bring bike and helmet. Contact Patrick on 07774 803851

An Introduction to Handbell Ringing

The Lammas Bell Ringers, The Octagon, Ss Peter & Paul Church 10.30am-11.30am A free hands-on experience on how to ring handbells alongside other interested participants during a morning session for about an hour. All equipment is provided. Just come along in casual clothing and enjoy making music together. 20-25 participants per session. First come, first served, please confirm attendance. 10+. Contact Peter Davies on 01483 416177 or email

Binscombe Walk for Health Broadwater Park Lower Car Park Every Tuesday 10.15am

Binscombe Medical Centre warmly invites anyone to join us on our 'walks for health'. Sensible shoes for walking is the only requirement. Dogs welome on a lead. We walk whatever the weather. Short walk is 45 mins, the long walk 1hr 15 mins. We stop for refreshments in the Leisure Centre afterwards. Email * Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club See Saturday 4th August for details



* Craft Workshop at Changing Perceptions See Monday 6th August for details

Become a Tree Guardian with Roots for the Future Broadwater Park Community Centre 10am-2pm

We are holding a FREE intergenerational drop-in workshop. Come along to decorate pots and plant tree seeds. Learn how to care for the trees until they are big enough to plant in the ground and officially become a Roots for the Future Tree Guardian! Email



Free Pool Fun Session

Godalming Leisure Centre, Summers Road 10am-12 noon

Ladywell Convent Open Afternoon

Ashstead Lane, Godalming, 2pm-4pm Visit a lovely old manor house with its beautiful chapel, meet some of the sisters and hear about the history of their mission, tour the house and garden and then enjoy a scrumptious cream tea. All ages welcome. Contact Sister Frances at

Visit the Leisure Centre for a pool fun session. Two sessions available, please call to book. Limited spaces. All welcome. Call to reserve your place on 01483 410500

Free Karate Lesson

Borough Hall Children from 6 years 6pm-7pm Teens and adults 7pm-9pm

Free Tennis Coaching for Children

Godalming Lawn Tennis Club, Broadwater Park 12 noon-1pm An hour’s free tennis coaching for children between 6 and 16 years old. Let us know if you need to borrow a racket. Email James at

* Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club See Saturday 4th August for details * Craft Workshop at Changing Perceptions See Monday 6th August for details

Free Street Dance

Broadwater Park Community Centre, Summers Road 1pm-2pm 8 yrs and under 2.30pm-3.30pm 8-13 yrs 4pm-5pm 13 yrs and over Tracy Williams AISTD, pricipal of Surrey Dance Academy is offering three classes. Come and try your street dance, it is fun, free and a good opportunity to have a go! Call Tracy on 07747 024705

Try your first Karate lesson for free with Godalming Karate Club. Drop in and meet the Sensei for your free introduction. Call 01252 723642 or email

An Introduction to Handbell Ringing

The Lammas Bell Ringers, The Octagon, Ss Peter & Paul Church 10.30am-11.30am A free hands-on experience on how to ring handbells alongside other interested participants during a morning session for about an hour. All equipment is provided. Just come along in casual clothing and enjoy making music together. 20-25 participants per session. First come, first served, please confirm attendance. 10 years + Contact Peter Davies on 01483 416177 or email

Family Friendly Cycle Ride

Broadwater Park (Nursery Road entrance) 5pm-7.30pm Join Godalming Cycle Campaign on our family friendly bike ride along a quiet route to a local spot for a picnic (bring your own) and back, stopping at a play park on the way. All ages and abilities but children must be supervised. Bring a roadworthy bike and suitable clothing. Pace will be of the slowest rider. Contact Roland Seber on 07425 139511



Story Rhymetime

Godalming Library, The Burys 11am-11.30am

Godalming Rock Choir

Broadwater Park Community Centre 10.30am-12 noon Kristiana will be running a rock choir singing workshop. Enjoy some rock choir icebreakers and learn a verse of 'Only You'. No need to read music. Come and try the new choir starting in September.

Story Rhymetime is a free 30 minute session of songs, rhymes and stories for under 5s. Please park your pushchair in our multipurpose room. OFFICIAL PROGRAMME


Fun with Flowers

Wyatt Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm Demonstrations of flower arranging using every day flowers from Godalming Flower Club. Everything will be provided, including tea and coffee. Ages 12 to 100! Tel 01483 574440 Email

Football Coaching Sessions

Creative Writing Workshop The Pepperpot, High Street 10am-12 noon

The Words invite you to a creative writing workshop for ages 8-12. Bring only your imagination to tell the story of how the Pepperpot finds his lost friend, the Saltpot. Tel 07949 609773

Free screening of 'Moana'

Borough Hall Cinema, Bridge Street Doors open 1.30pm, Film 2-4pm Free screening of Disney's classic Moana (PG). Tickets MUST be claimed through the website of the Borough Hall Box Office. To suit all ages.

Tel: 01483 523071 Godalming Town Football Club, Wey Court, Meadrow GU7 3JE 10am-12 noon, registration from 9am A fun event for boys and girls 5-12 years to receive coaching from our own coaching staff. Please Canoe and Kayak on the River bring football kit and boots plus sun screen and water. Max 50. Wey Location will be at GDSCC hut on river behind Please call Dave Allen on 07584 431846 or email Homebase to reserve a place 6.30pm-8.15pm Join Godalming District Scout Canoe Club on the river. Kayaks/canoes, paddles and You Ukes buoyancy aids will be provided. Bring Wyatt Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre a kagoule or light waterproof top and 4pm - Learn a Song recommend you bring a towel and change of 5pm - Learn Another Song clothes. Plimsoll type shoes must be worn (no 6pm - Busk crocs or flip-flops) and no jeans. Ages 8 to 80! Ukelele beginners' lessons and allcomers' jam. Must be able to swim. All the family welcome Bring your uke if you have one, but we also to have a go. No booking required - first have a few to borrow. Ages 7+ come, first served. May split into two shorter sessions if there is high demand. Contact Shirley on 07771 757163 Email



* Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club See Saturday 4th August for details

Godalming Dementia Action Alliance Broadwater Park Community Centre 2pm-5pm

Experience '1953 Coronation Day revisited: The Virtual Reality Experience'; a short film supported by Godalming Dementia Action Alliance to get seniors and young people alike to chat about the Coronation. Meet local resident Ruth Martin who will be talking about her experiences as a young girl during WWII. There will also be a traditional games table where you can play Ludo, snakes & ladders, Snap and more. Young people - bring your grandparents or senior friends and relatives! Seniors - bring your youngsters and enjoy some interactive, inter-generational time. Drop in anytime between 2pm-5pm. Refreshments provided. Email

Walking for Health

Phillips Memorial Park 11am Meet beside the Waverley Walks for Health meeting post on the Riverside Walk in the Phillips Memorial Ground opposite council office car park. Arrive 5 minutes early to register. Organised by Waverley Borough Council, we meet on Thursdays at 11am for a walk approximately 30 minutes long.

Ukulele Music at The Denningberg Centre

Denningberg Centre, Bridge Street 1pm-3pm Come and enjoy some lively ukulele music by You Ukes at The Denningberg Centre. Tea and biscuits provided at 1pm. Ages 55 and over.



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Introduction to Tai Chi and Qui Gong Broadwater Park Community Centre 10am - ages 16+ Philips Memorial Park (by the river) 2pm-3.30pm - any age Introduction to authentic Tai Chi and Qui Gong. For deep relaxation, improved posture and more energy. 07799 333804 uk

Bowls for Fun

Holloway Hill Bowling Club, Recreation Ground Access via Grosvenor Road or Busbridge Lane 2pm4pm Come along with enthusiasm for an afternoon of fun and comraderie. All you need is enthusiasm and flat shoes. Bowls will be supplied. From 7 years to 107! Contact Jenny on 01483 416054 Web:

Messy Church: Loaves and Fishes Godalming United Church, Bridge Street 10.30am-12.30pm

Indoors: crafts, games, songs and puppet play for all the family. Picnic lunch included. All ages. Tel 01483 414778

Learn to Play Cards and Bridge Broadwater Park Community Centre 2pm-4pm

Learn and play cards and bridge with Three Counties Bridge. 8-18 years. Bring your parents and grandparents. Contact Dougles Wright on 07801 989636



Waverley Skatepark Open Day

Aaron’s Hill Skatepark, Ockford Ridge from 10am-4pm

Floatfit Junior (8+)

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 12.30-13.00 Special Staycation Offer: Please wear gym clothing you do not mind getting wet! £2.50 per person - please quote Staycation when booking on 01483 239600. Min age 8 and a medical questionnaire must be completed. Email:

Waverley Skatepark Open Day is returning! Whether you are a fan of scooters, skateboards, BMX bikes or all three, come on down to Aaron's Hill. Learn a new skill or improve your technique by attending informal workshops taught by professionals. Watch demonstrations and take part in a friendly, all-inclusive competition (optional). Drop in any time or stay all day! All levels and abilities welcome. Limited safety equipment and some sports equipment available. Helmets must be worn. Ages 7 to 16 years. Tel Leisure Team on 01483 523394

Free Pool Fun Session

Godalming Leisure Centre, Summers Road 10am-12 noon Visit the Leisure Centre for a pool fun session. Two sessions available, please call to book. Limited spaces. All welcome. Call to reserve your place on 01483 410500

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Godalming Library, The Burys at 11am Baby Bounce is a free 20 minute session of songs and rhymes. Starts at 11am for babies and toddlers up to 18 months. This event is ticketed 15 minutes before the start time, please collect one from the help desk. OFFICIAL PROGRAMME


Cricket Taster Session

Godalming Cricket Club, Holloway Hill 10am-12 noon A free cricket taster session for children of all ages. Email * Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club See Saturday 4th August for details

Yoga with Becky

Broadwater Park Community Centre, Summers Road 8.30am-9.30am A gentle hatha yoga class with meditation and postures to start your weekend wind down. Come and join us. All abilities and ages welcome. Please bring a yoga mat. Contact Becky on 07967 397379.

Free Bowls Taster Session

Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club Phillips Memorial Park, 10am-12 noon (anytime between these times) Free taster sessions for all ages. Qualified coaches on hand to guide you into the sport. All equipment provided. Please wear flat soled shoes. We can also provide coaching sessions during the week by arrangement. Come and have a go! Contact Roger on 07704 652162

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Godalming Library, The Burys at 11am Baby Bounce is a free 20 minute session of songs and rhymes. Starts at 11am for babies and toddlers up to 18 months. This event is ticketed 15 minutes before the start time, please collect one from the help desk.




Dogalming is in it’s 2nd year – a fun dog show which will take place at Aaron’s Hill Recreation Ground between 11.45am and 4.15pm. Working in association with Nestlé Purina and Canine Partners, the order of the day will be:

11.45 Opening 12.00 Canine Partners Demo 12.30 Best Puppy (min age 6 months) 1.15 Best Family

2.00 2.45 3.15 3.45

Best Dressed Best Veteran (8+) Musical Interlude Best in Show

The Dog Show costs £3.00 per entry with all money raised going to Canine Partners which transforms the lives of people with a physical disability by partnering them with an assistance dog. Prizes sponsored by Nestlé Purina. We ask you to please consider the welfare of your dog(s) and others when attending Dogalming.

There will also be a fun free to enter fête with:

Face Painting

Entertainment Churros Plant Stall Plate Smash Music Bottle Tombola Tea Tent

Splat the Rat Coconut Shy Punch & Judy Side Shows Hog Roast Children’s Rides


* Splash Time at Charterhouse Club * Tennis Court Hire at Charterhouse Club


See Saturday 4th August for details

Floatfit Tribe (11+)

Charterhouse Club, Duke’s Drive GU7 2RS 11am-11.30am and 11.30am-12 noon Special Staycation Offer: Please wear gym clothing you do not mind getting wet! £2.50 per person - please quote Staycation when booking on 01483 239600. Min age 11 and a medical questionnaire must be completed. Email:

Music in the Park

The Bandstand, Phillips Memorial Park 3pm-5pm

Grillo LLP Concert featuring the Will Shackleton Band Hosted by the Go Godalming Association, all concerts are free. In the event of very wet weather, concerts will be held in the nearby Godalming Parish Church.

Worship @ the Bandstand

Phillips Memorial Park,10.30am-11.30am Churches Together in Godalming & District invite you to a one-hour service of hymns, songs, prayers, reflections and a sermon. Interdenominational. If very wet, then in Ss Peter & Paul. Tel 01483 427122

All events accurate at the time of going to print. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and events throughout the week. For changes and up-to-date information, please visit our website

Thank you...

Godalming Town Council would like to thank the following for their help in putting on Staycation 2018: Ann Ketchell, Binscombe Walking for Health, Borough Hall, Canine Partners, Changing Perceptions (A Meath Charity Social Enterprise), Charlotte May Jones, Charterhouse Club, Churches Together in Godalming & District, Claire Marshall, Go Godalming Youth Canoe Club, Godalming & Farncombe Bowling Club, Godalming Conservative Party, Godalming Cricket Club, Godalming Cycle Campaign, Godalming Dementia Action Alliance, Godalming District Scout Canoe Club (GDSCC), Godalming Fire Station, Godalming Flower Club, Godalming Karate Club, Godalming Lawn Tennis Club, Godalming Leisure Centre, Godalming Liberal Democrats, Godalming Library, Godalming Meadrow WI, Godalming Museum, Godalming Packet Boat Company, Godalming Rock Choir, Godalming United Church, Godalming Youth Band, Holloway Hill Bowling Club, Kick Start Coaching, Ladywell Convent, Milford & Brook School of Dance, Milford Pumas, Nestle Purina, Ockford Ridge WI, Patrick Haveron, Pet Doctors, Pets at Home, Professor Dumpling, Rhys Davies, RNLI, Roland Seber, Rolfing Tai Chi London, Roots for the Future, Ruth Martin, Sainsburys, Sarah and Marc Russell, Sing O Lingo, Surrey Dance Academy, The Go Godalming Association, The Lammas Bell Ringers, The Words Creative Writing, Three Counties Bridge, Toffee the Assistance Dog, TST Live, Waitrose, Waverley Borough Council, Waverley Walking for Health, West Surrey Tennis Club, Woolsack Rotary, Yoga with Becky. Apologies to anyone we may have forgotten!

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A closer look at some of the best spots to visit on the Sydney to Melbourne coastal route by your local Personal Holiday Planning Concierge service, Tony Chant from Not Just Travel. THIS MONTH, we explore the highlights of the Sydney to Melbourne coastal route. The eastern coast of Australia is well known for its beaches and National Parks and the coastal route is a beautiful way to drive from Sydney to Melbourne with an opportunity to see some of rural Australia. Here we highlight four great spots that you should visit on the way: 1. Jervis Bay A dolphin-watching cruise from Huskisson will take you straight out into the ocean to witness these beautiful creatures, and if you are planning a trip between September and November, then this area is perfect for spotting whales on their migration route. If you are looking for peace and quiet in the sun, then head towards the beaches. Park your car near to Greenfield Beach and follow the leisurely ‘White Sands Walk’ to discover the charming tranquility of Chinaman’s Beach and Hyams Beach, famous for having the world’s whitest sand. 2. Central Tilba A complete contrast to Jervis Bay, this tiny town is a delightful inland detour and takes you back to the period of the Australian gold rush. Take time to explore the vividlypainted shops and cafes, to admire the stunning vista of the surrounding area and the imposing Gulaga (formerly known as Mount Dromedary) and stretch your legs by taking a stroll up the hill behind the Dromedary Hotel.

4. Metung By this stage of your journey, you will have crossed into Victoria. Metung is a pretty harbour where you can hire a boat for an afternoon and enjoy the last of the coastline before you head inland towards Melbourne. With ice cream shops a plenty, this is a beautiful place to stop and relax by the sail boats. If you want to know more about a holiday in Australia or need help to set out an itinerary in another destination, give Tony a call on 01428 748440 or visit NotJustTravelTonyChant. Watch out for next month’s edition of VantagePoint for a closer look at another great holiday destination.

3. Ben Boyd National Park This is a hotspot for wildlife and heritage buildings, and with 10,485 hectares to explore, it is likely that you will only have a taster of this stunning national park. Start your visit in Eden, a former whaling town, where whales are famously seen along the coastline. If you want to delve further into the national park, the 30km ‘Light to Light’ walk from Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lighthouse is the best way to explore it (you don’t have to walk all the way!), with beautiful views out into the South Pacific. July 2018

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Golden Auriculas • GARDENING

With Beth Otway shows around the country, where they won awards and even gold medals for their plants, but with the Auriculas having such a special connection to his father, Simon understandably decided to take a break from exhibiting Auriculas at the Chelsea Flower Show, and W & S Lockyer did not exhibit at Chelsea for the following two years. But this year, Simon and Louise returned with their Auriculas, creating an exhibit in memory of Bill Lockyer, for which the RHS judges awarded them another gold medal. Bill Lockyer was a true gentleman, a family man, and a great friend, and I know that he would be so proud of Simon and Louise winning another gold with their Auriculas!

I LOVE to visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For me, this is the most prestigious and exciting event of the horticultural calendar! I enjoy seeing Chelsea’s show gardens of every size and style, am always interested to discover the latest gardening products, and I really look forward to finding new favourite plants, whilst being reminded of old favourites. I so enjoy visiting Chelsea’s Grand Pavilion, which is filled with over one hundred exhibits created by expert growers and nurseries that seem to specialise in growing almost every kind of plant. W & S Lockyer are a family-run, independent specialist nursery that was started in Surrey in the late 1980s by Bill Lockyer and his then 13-year-old son, Simon Lockyer. Bill, his wife Joan, and their son Simon shared a love of gardening, and together they grew many plants, including double-flowered Auriculas, known as Florist’s Auriculas. As the Lockyers’ passion for Auriculas grew, they began exhibiting their plants at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where they first showed their Auriculas alongside those of the legendary Auricula specialist, Brenda Hyatt, before moving on to host their own exhibits. Bill and Simon exhibited their Auriculas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for over 20 years and they achieved their first Gold Medal together in 2012, repeating this success with consecutive gold medals in 2013, 2014, and 2015. As the Lockyers’ Auricula collection grew, they established a Plant Heritage National Collection of Florists Auriculas (the double flowered form). Sadly, and unexpectedly, Bill Lockyer passed away after a short illness in January 2016. Since his father’s passing, Simon has focused even more of his energy on running W & S Lockyer with his partner Louise Batchelor, who is also from a horticultural family – her father established Eleplants Nursery. W & S Lockyer continued their success at many of the RHS


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W & S Lockyer are a traditional, family-run nursery based in Surrey, specialising in growing Auriculas, snowdrops, bulbs, and perennials. For more information, email Simon Lockyer

Clockwise from top left: Simon Lockyer with his mother Joan and Louise Batchelor; Simon with Auricula 'Bradford City'; Auriculas at Chelsea; a framed Auricular with Simon's trademark Bowler Hat. All Beth Otway.

FIND OUT MORE For more information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, including details of the Silent Pool Gin Garden, designed and built by Surrey based Garden Designer David Neale, as well as information about the new roses from David Austin, gardening advice for the month ahead and much more besides, visit my website

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Lurgashall to Petworth This interesting classic walk takes you through woods and fields and through Petworth Park and back. Lots of views. Enjoy a picnic in the park unless you are an NT member and can go to the café by the house. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see

• THE WALK 1. With your back to the Noah’s Ark pub, cross the road by the Mill Lane/High Hampstead Lane junction to enter a field at the left-hand corner of the green. Follow a footpath along the right-hand side of the field. Leave at the first corner to drop down a little and cross a footbridge into a wood. Climb up into a wood and go out into a field. Walk along the righthand side to the first corner and, here, jink right a couple of yards to go left and through a gap into trees. Dip down and up, ignore a path right and continue straight on. Go straight across a field and out into a lane. 2. Turn right and walk a little way to find a signpost, left, at the side of a house and through a tall, wooden-slatted gate into the extended Petworth Estate. Now follow the tarmac lane for some 2 miles, at first through woods and then, with expansive views, between fields, crossing a number of cattle grids, passing a few houses down to the right and on the left and eventually reaching the side of a pretty lake – a possible rest stop. Continue on for another 300 yards to reach a cross track and turn left. Walk about ¼ mile to exit the estate at the A283, a very busy road. Turn right and walk about 600 yards along the wide verge to turn right into a car park inside Petworth Estate. 3. Exit from the back left-hand corner and walk along the wide grassy track heading out to the left across the park. Pass a lake, on your left-hand side, and, as you do so, fork a little right to climb up a hill. At the top continue forward but then swing down to

the right to reach the edge of another lake. At the closest point to this second lake, swing left and walk around the bottom of the hill towards Petworth House. If you are an NT member, there is a gate into the grounds and there is a café and there are toilets in the courtyard. If you are not and you are picnicking, do so outside the grounds, perhaps on the steps at the back of the house. 4. After lunch, with your back to the house, walk to the left. Ignore a quick fork left which heads towards a wall. Instead continue on, at first parallel to the wall, but, when you see a large fancy metalwork gate to your left, swinging a little right. Reach a stony track which takes you right to pass the left-hand end of a lake. Fork right and, now, follow the track for about ½ mile, climbing gently. Start to drop down with views and a smaller lake to the right. The track runs alongside a mesh fence for a while and, where that fence swings away to the left, follow it and walk across the grass along the flank of the slope. Follow the fence up the slope, swing more to the left and reach a corner by a stone wall and a gate out of the park. Go through and left up a few steps to a road. 5. Turn right and walk through a few houses in Upperton until reaching a phone box. Here, turn left down a dead end road which quickly becomes a track. Continue forward and, after 20 yards, fork right and immediately turn right. Walk along a corridor between fences and then between a fence and trees. At its end, continue forward along a wide grassy track. Reach a T-junction at a vineyard fence. Turn right and walk a few yards to take a gate, left, into the vineyard. Walk, at the top of the slope, to the far side. Go straight across a road and continue forward on a grassy track in a hedge/hedge corridor. See an impressive large white house ahead and reach a fence where you turn right and walk, again in a hedge/hedge corridor. At a 3-way signpost, go left. Ignore a right. Immediately take a wide track left and, again immediately, turn right by an entrance gate. 6. Follow the track, with a fence on your left and a wood on your right and, after a while, woods on both sides and a steepening slope dropping away on the right-hand side. Be careful if the narrow path is slippery! Continue straight past a 3-way signpost and on until you reach a 4-way signpost in a dip.

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The house and upper pond at Petworth (NT Peter Ryder)

Here, turn right. Climb a few feet up and then drop down steps to the side of a house and a road. Follow the road to the right. Cross a river bridge. Reach, on your right, Salmonsbridge Farm. Immediately beyond it take a footpath right, through a few trees and into a field. Walk anticlockwise around the field. Past the first corner, find a footpath right and enter trees again. Immediately turn left, ignoring an arrow pointing forward. Continue until, just before power lines, turning right at a signpost. Ignore a left and enter a field. Walk along the left-hand side to exit at the first corner. 7. Go over a stile into another field and again walk along the left-hand side. Reach a horse trough and turn left to go over a stile and onto a wide track. Turn right. Pass a house and a lake on your left and cross a small ford. Immediately thereafter, take a footpath right and into a field. Turn left and walk along the side of this and the next field. At a 3-way signpost, jink left into another field and immediately turn right to follow its side. Walk anticlockwise around the edge to reach the barns of River Bridge Farm and, beyond them, a road. Turn right and walk along the road, passing a lake on your lefthand side. Immediately before a T-junction with another road, turn left through a gap in the hedge to follow a path up and along the side of a field.

DISTANCE: 10 miles OS MAPS: Explorer 133 Haslemere & Petersfield STARTING POINT: Park by the green in Lurgashall (GU28 9ET) or by the Village Hall which is just around the corner in Mill Lane (GU28 9ES). For many more walks, please visit our website July 2018

8. Continue forward along the field edge and along the edge of further fields until reaching a signpost right. Ignore it. Instead turn right though gap a couple of yards beyond it and into the narrow end of another field. Move over to the hedge on the other side and follow it left and up a slight slope until you pass a wide gap on your right and, 20 yards beyond it, find an exit down onto a road. Turn left and walk up to pass Lurgashall Village Hall and reach the green.

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Godalming Lawn Tennis Club • PROFILE beginner, experienced player wanting to join in with competitive GLTC team tennis or if you're wanting to join as a family to get active and spend time together. Our club coach, James Ambler, coaches all of our members from our very newest players to the more experienced.
 James is a former full-time player with a current 3.2 LTA rating, he now has an RPT instructor 1 qualification and his experience includes working with under 12s national level juniors. James offers private and group lessons. Perhaps you are considering how best to improve your current fitness or simply bored of your current WITH WIMBLEDON just starting and blissful routine? If so, then tennis may offer exactly the type summer evenings to take advantage of (well most of fitness you are after! Playing tennis for one hour of the time!) there couldn't be a better time to get can burn about 600 calories, making it as effective back on court or to try the sport for the first time. as jogging or an indoor cycling class. Further, the variety and collectivity of joining a tennis club will Godalming Lawn Tennis Club (GLTC) is located make exercise much more enjoyable meaning that next to Broadwater Park and the leisure centre, you are much more likely to stick with it! So, why and operates all year round with five all weather not come along for a free trial session with GLTC? floodlit courts and club sessions scheduled for Everyone receives a warm welcome and the friendly Milford single Windowday Company Oct week. 13_Layout 1 12/03/2015 P every of the There really is 14:57 atmosphere and camaraderie is what makes our something for everyone, whether you’re a complete club so special.


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If you are interested then we would encourage you to come and try one of our club sessions for free. Full details of the different sessions we run for all abilities can be found on our website but for beginners and those getting started again after a long break from the game, we recommend coming along to our Monday evening club session, which starts at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you to GLTC!

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There are several membership packages available to suit everyone’s needs (please see our website for more details). You can sign up for our peak summer membership package online. It’s just £104 (including fob) for full adult membership until 30th September 2018 or you may wish to opt for our 4-week trial membership package (at a cost of £20). Alternatively, if you fancy an occasional hit we also offer a 'pay and play' option which you can book through Godalming Leisure Centre either by phone or in person and it costs £8 per hour.

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Harlequin Chamber Choir Saturday 14th July 4pm Do go along to Cranleigh Village Hall GU6 8AF, to hear a nostalgic teatime concert by Harlequin Chamber Choir entitled Slow Train to Cranleigh. The combination of light hearted entertainment plus delicious tea and cakes (included in the ticket price) and all in support of charity, is surely irresistible! Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 18s) and are available at the door, or in advance from Guildford Tourist Information at 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ. Call 01483 444334 or visit For any queries, contact Stuart White on or call 01483 892645. Ewhurst Horticultural Society Saturday 14th July They will be holding their 125th Summer Show in conjunction with the carnival on Ewhurst Recreation Ground. Their marquee opens to the public at 2pm. With a large selection of entries: fruit, veg, pot plants, flowers, floral art, photography, handicraft, home fare, and children’s classes which include colouring of line drawing (pre-school), a vehicle made from a vegetable (8 years and under), and mini allotment in seed tray or five cheese straws (16 years and under). With raffle and auction of some of the entries at approximately 4.15pm. All details will be found on their website or call the show secretary on 01483 277960. Guildford Rambling Club From Sunday 15th July You can find details of their walks programme at www. Visitors are welcome to give them a try. For the 10.5 mile circular walk from Cadmore End on Sunday 15th July, call Steve on 07957 803912. For the 5.5 mile morning walk on Thursday 19th July from Guildford, contact Hazel on 07766 663876. A start near Arundel takes you for a 10 mile walk on Sunday 22nd July, look to Bob on 07745 572494 for that one. Call Dick on 07516 407936 for the 9 mile figure of 8 walk from Bramley. Alan, on 07816 457861, is the leader for the 10 mile walk from Midhurst on Sunday 5th August. Steve again, on 07957 803912, will lead a 10.5 mile walk near Worthing on Sunday 12th August. They normally start at 10am.

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YOUR COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD • National Garden Scheme NGS has been going for over 90years, allowing people to see some of the most beautiful private gardens throughout the country. It has also enabled over £50m to be raised for charity. They have a very useful and easy to use website, www.ngs. You can put in a location/post code and dates and find out which gardens are open. Just as an example, On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July from 10am to 5pm, a lovely 1/3 acre garden at 54 Elmleigh in Midhurst GU29 9HA will be open to the public displaying 100year old Black Pines, shrubs and perennials – beautiful seasonal colours! Home-made teas and cream teas will be available. Godalming Community Fridge This is a volunteer run food waste reduction project. They collect food from local businesses that is often at its best before date and make it freely available to anyone who wants to take it. They also accept food donations from individual households, but please don’t buy anything specifically for the fridge, they only want food that might otherwise go to waste. A list of the types of food they can accept can be found on the side of the fridge and on their Facebook page. You can also email them at Godalming Community Fridge is hosted by Citizens Advice Waverley, 36 Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HP (opposite Waitrose) and can be accessed Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm. Petworth Festival Tuesday 17th July to Saturday 4th August The 40th Anniversary Festival programme features 40 wideranging performances - classical, choral, world, jazz, comedy and theatre - including percussionist extraordinaire Evelyn Glennie, The King’s Singers, Swing Zazou, international cellist Steven Isserlis, Paul Merton, Alistair McGowan and Barbara Dickson. There is also Bignor Park Alive! a musical not to mention a theatrical treasure hunt for the whole family. Full details online at The Box Office is open now. Cream Tea Cruise on The Wey & Arun Canal Tuesday 17th July The popular Cream Tea Voyages on the canal offer an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful West Sussex countryside while enjoying a cup of tea, scones, cream and jam. The trips take approximately 1½ hours and depart at 2.15pm and 4.30pm from Loxwood. Tickets cost £14 per person and should be booked in advance at www. Further Cream Tea Cruises will be held on 7th August and 5th and 19th September. Surrey Branch Western Front Association Wednesday 18th July Roy Larkin will talk on ‘Repair and Maintenance on the Western Front’. From 200 motor lorries in 1914 to over 35,000 by 1918, plus as many cars, ambulances and other July 2018

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Milford Probus This is a club for retired and semi-retired professional and business men and women. They have members from Waverley and beyond, and meet in Godalming on the third Friday of each month for lunch followed by a talk on a wide variety of subjects. At the meeting on 20th July David Lucas will talk about Mechanics for Africa. Guests are always welcome to meetings and outings by invitation. They also arrange occasional walks of about 5 miles. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting without obligation. Lady members will be especially welcomed. The Secretary will be pleased to arrange for you to meet a member in advance if you wish. For more details, see www. or contact Mike Thompson on 01483 428181 or email Picnic In The Park Saturday 21st July It takes place in The Rectory Garden, High Street, Cranleigh and tickets can be bought in advance from Church Office or Handymans. It will feature the ever popular Sidewinder Swing Band so take your chairs and even a gazebo and while away a few hours listening to the Big Band Classics over a glass of Pimm’s. Further information can be found at or by calling 01483 273620.

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Wood Street Jazz Festival Sunday 22nd July 1pm-5pm The annual Wood Street Jazz Festival plays hosts to some of the biggest jazz stars in the UK, and raises money for Challengers, who provide vital play and leisure opportunities and parental support for local disabled children and young people. The event runs in a large marquee on Wood Street Village Green, Guildford GU3 3DY, with a bar serving

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HIGH STREET, BRAMLEY, SURREY GU5 0HE Pimm’s and Real Ales from the Hogs Back Brewery, and freshly cooked wood fired pizzas, or bring your own picnic. The line up is exceptional so if you love jazz, don’t miss this super event! Tickets are £12 in advance, £14 on the day. £40 for a group of 4 and under 18s go free. Get them from Challengers on 01483 579390 or online from www. Perfectly Ordinary: A New Musical Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th July Addiction and mental illness are growing problems in our ever-changing world. Perfectly Ordinary, a brand new British Musical examines these issues and asks what all of it really means. In a Psychiatric Ward somewhere in the UK, you will meet a range of unique, sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious characters all striving to be 'normal'. Based on real life events and inspired by real people, this show is a touching exploration of the human condition. Takes place at G Live’s Bellerby Studio in Guildford. Tickets: £15 Concessions: £14. G Live Friends: Save £2.50. Call 01483 739047 or go to Holiday at Home Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July If you are not going to be able to get away this summer, you might like to join in some summer fun at Godalming Baptist Church where they are organising 2 days of activities for 62

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senior folk in the community with the theme ‘Seaside Holidays’. There will be craft, musical entertainment, an impressionist, a sea shanty group, a talk on the work of the RNLI, bingo, quiz, board games, keep-fit and even a visit by a donkey! There will be delicious 3 course lunches and scrummy homemade cakes for tea. Do make your booking and maybe take a friend. The cost is just £15 per person for the 2 day event. Call into Godalming Baptist Church any weekday morning for booking forms or contact the Church Office on 01483 422105 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings). Arts Society Cranleigh Wednesday 27th July Ian Swankie will give a talk to the Society on ‘Art in the Shadow of St Paul’s. In this talk he will take the immediate environs of St Paul’s and surprise everyone with the rich vein of street art from the early 1700s to the present day. You will discover unusual structures, hidden gardens, modern art and the little known ‘coffin entrance’ by Wren. The talk will be given at Cranleigh Arts Centre at 2pm and 7.30pm. All are welcome. They meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except August and December. Information is available on their website Surrey Care Trust Surrey Care Trust’s Swingbridge community boat

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YOUR COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD • volunteers have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the MBE for volunteer groups. The award was received for the services their volunteers provide to support, mentor and upskill disadvantaged and vulnerable people, including offenders, through environmental work and training trips, as well as for running trips that make the River Wey accessible to people with limited mobility and special needs. The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service are made annually by Her Majesty the Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category, so many congratulations to all involved.

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Summer Dinner Dance Sunday 29th July 7pm Godalming and Farncombe Conservatives are holding their summer dinner dance at The Pavilion, Guildford Rugby Club. Enjoy a three course dinner following by dancing. For further details contact Anne Gray at, or call 01483 427159. Electric Theatre Jazz Café Tuesday 31st July 7.30pm Much-loved alto sax player Derek Nash is a featured soloist with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and a vibrant and charismatic performer. Expect an evening of the best of swinging modern mainstream jazz, infused with catchy melodies and infectious rhythms, fronted by one of the most popular and versatile saxophonists in the UK. Early booking recommended. Tickets are £14 from The Electric Theatre Box Office on 01483 444789.The Electric Theatre is situated in Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ. Charity Concert Saturday 4th August 7.30pm Once again there is a charity concert at the beautiful St Peter’s Church in Hascombe GU8 4AJ. The internationally acclaimed Tapestry Chamber Orchestra will be playing wonderfully intoxicating music including a World Premiere! You are promised another evening to remember with the theme Summer Serenade. Tickets are restricted to 100 and cost £25 (£12.50 to the charities). Send your cheque made payable to Hascombe PCC, with a Gift Aid Declaration if appropriate, to Roger & Tammy Wood, High Leybourne, Hascombe GU8 4AD. You can also call 01483 208599. You can take a picnic and sit by the beautiful village pond, weather permitting, from 6pm. Dinner can also be taken at The White Horse, call 01483 208258 to book a table. The Loxwood Joust 4th/5th and 11th/12th August Food may not be the first thing you think of when you attend a Mediaeval Jousting Festival, but it was an integral part of mediaeval life and the Loxwood Joust is delighted to be adding mediaeval banquets to its unique programme of July 2018

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YOUR COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD • 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. The Joust is excellently located just off the B2133 between Wisborough Green and Loxwood RH14 0AL with ample free parking.


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Rural Life Centre Car Boot Fair Sunday 5th August 8am-12 noon The car boot fee is £6, with free entry for buyers, and is organised by the Rustics in aid of the Museum. Do go along to see what great bargains can be had. The Rural Life Centre in The Reeds Road, Tilford, GU10 2DL. Holiday Club Monday 6th to Friday 10th August 9.30am-12.30pm St Nicolas Church in Cranleigh GU6 8AS is running a Holiday Club. Fun, games, stories, songs, crafts challenges puppets and much more. The cost is just £10 per child for the week. For reservations and more information, email uk or call 01483 616296 or 07427 748408. Godalming Flower Club Thursday 9th August As part of Godalming Staycation, Godalming Flower Club will be demonstrating flower arranging free of charge in the Wyatt Room in the Wilfrid Noyce Centre. Do go along and join them between 11-12am or 2-3pm and have a cup of tea. Or join them at one of their monthly meetings in the Baptist Church Hall in Godalming on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Linda on 01483 495727, or visit their website Godalming Film Festival Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th August The FREE Godalming Film Festival is back for a 2nd year giving the whole community an opportunity to enjoy some fabulous films and fun events at locations in Godalming. There will be matinee, early evening, and evening performances at a variety of venues, from Godalming Borough Hall and the Wilfrid Noyce Centre to Café Mila, as well as film pub quizzes at The Star and The Richmond Arms. Visit to see the full festival line-up, film synopses and screening times and to book tickets via Eventbrite. All events are entry by ticket only and tickets are FREE! Follow them on social media for updates and announcements: godalmingfilmfestival,, instagram. com/godalmingfilmfestival. For more information, contact Michael O'Sullivan by email to VantagePoint is proud to be the media partner for the film festival.

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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, 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! Jazz Picnic Sunday 19th August 12.30pm-4pm The Clockhouse, Milford are holding a Jazz Picnic on Sunday 19th August at The Old Farmhouse, Farnham Road, Elstead, GU8 6DB, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Richard Grey, in aid of The Clockhouse, Milford. Music by PG's Stompers. Tickets £10 (under 12 free entry) are available at The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5EZ. Please bring your own picnic, drinks, table, chairs and gazebo. No dogs allowed. There will be a tombola. For more information please contact 01483 420668. Godalming Speakers at The Inn on the Lake Every second and fourth Tuesday at 7.30pm Learn to speak with confidence and improve your public speaking and presentation skills in a fun and supportive club. Godalming Speakers is part of the Toastmasters International Organisation where members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Toastmasters is the best way for anyone to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome their fear of public speaking and learn skills that help them to become more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners, stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations. To find out more, visit the website at, email info@ or just go along!

First Farnham Festival of Bridge Friday 24th August 1.30pm–4.30pm The first Farnham Fun Festival of Bridge takes place in The Great Hall in The Maltings, Farnham. It aims to bring together many of the bridge players in and around Farnham whether they are learners or play at rubber bridge in their homes or duplicate bridge in one the many clubs. Play will take place during the afternoon in four separate sections – Open Duplicate, ‘No Fear’ Duplicate, Rubber Bridge and ‘Introductory/Taster’. Entry is £5, which includes tea and 66

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J. P. ORRIN DECORATING • We repair and paint furniture • Large stock of painted and vintage furniture in our new showroom • We design, make and fit understair, cloakroom storage and alcove shelving • Repainting of kitchen units, cupboards etc.

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WIN... one of 5 family ticket to Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Aerodrome

The summer event for the whole family, Wings & Wheels, returns on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2017 at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey (home to BBC’s Top Gear) to celebrate its 14th show. On the ground, Brooklands Museum mastermind an array of iconic motoring classics over two hours on the runway and Top Gear track. All eyes then lift skyward to see five hour flying displays led by a crowd thrilling assortment of RAF legends, which have included The Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as de Havilland Vampires and Blades. Wander the arena for emergency services demonstrations, car displays, gokarts, kit-plane demonstrations, aviation and motoring simulators and over 80 retail outlets selling a wide variety of products and gifts. To win one of five family tickets, please answer the following question: Q: Which TV programme’s home is at Dunsfold Aerodrome? Please enter online at by 27th July 2018.

WIN... a family ticket to the Loxwood Joust - 4/5 and 11/12 August The Loxwood Joust’s mediaeval revelry guarantees a day out like no other. All action jousting tournaments amaze, daring displays of weaponry, archery and cannon fire enthral and fully-armoured knights meet in thunderous battles. Experience the Living History Village and browse the Mediaeval Market Place with traders and hawkers vying for attention whilst wandering minstrels, and the Court Jester entertain. Little ones will revel in Children’s Kingdom with havea-go Jousting, Face and Wound Painting. Try Sword School or a Handfasting Ceremony, dine on local organic fayre, or a mediaeval banquet, visit the Faerie Realm and Witches Den and let The Mediaeval Baebes enchant you…. www. To win a family ticket for a day of your choice, please answer the following question: Q: In what time period is The Loxwood Joust Set? Please enter online at by 27th July 2018.

WIN... a family ticket for the Garden Show at Loseley Park Life is good in the garden! Browse 200 handpicked stalls with affordable and unique goods: a stunning variety of plants, garden furniture and accessories, art, design, sculpture, homes wares and fashion. Try tempting foods and wines and relish ongoing cooking demonstrations. Join in talks on gardening and countryside matters from 27th to 29th July, 10am-5pm. Watch skilled artisan demonstrations and workshops. There is plenty to do for all the family: archery, juggling, face painting, and toddler funfair rides and bouncy fun. Wander the lovely walled gardens, tour Loseley House and watch the Huxley Birds of Prey soar through the skies. Please visit for more information. To win one of 15 family tickets, please answer the following question: Q: How many handpicked stalls will there be this year? Please enter online at by 12th July 2018. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By entering these competitions you agree to receive periodic emails from VantagePoint Magazine, Vantage Publishing Ltd and the originator competition&you are entering. You can opt out of receiving these at anyplease time andcall your data will never be passed on for use by third parties. The prizes are nonCranleigh To advertise, 01483 420173 70 ofV.theGodalming transferable and have no cash alternative. Only one entry per person per competition and prizes will only be sent to homes with a GU, KT and RH postcode.

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V. Godalming & Cranleigh

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VantagePoint Magazine July 2018 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

Your best view of what's going on locally

VantagePoint Magazine July 2018 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

Your best view of what's going on locally