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YOUR LOCAL TEAM Perceptive readers might, by now, have realised that the VantagePoint team are quite partial to a drop of wine. A few years ago, I even ran my own wine merchant business, buoyed by getting the best grades of my academic career in a Wine & Spirit Education Trust qualification I embarked upon – receiving a distinction, no less! Suspecting that a majority of our readers may also be inclined to the odd tipple of an evening, we are very pleased to announce the launch of VantagePoint Events, a new business we have set-up in conjunction with another local business called Celebration Drinks.

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Our first events will be three Wine Festivals, which will be held in Farnham in April


2017, in Guildford in May and in Dorking in September. Each of these will showcase over 100 international wines including champagne and premium wines, some of our excellent local wines, wine experts and producers. There will also be a charity blind wine tasting, music, entertainment, a few concessions and food to purchase. Entry will be just £10 if booked in advance, and tokens will be available at a reduced price if also booked in advance. Tickets will make ideal Christmas presents for friends and family and will go on sale in December, so please look out for more information in next month’s edition.


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Jottings is your community noticeboard for local events and information, compiled by Nick and Angie Crisell. To feature here, please email us at by the copy date shown below. Please note that space is limited and inclusion cannot be guaranteed.

Later on in the Jottings you will see a piece about West Horsley Place. Well, since writing it I had the good fortune to be invited to join a tour around the house and gardens. I was not disappointed. It was absolutely fascinating and I truly believe that with Grove Park Opera taking up residence in their new opera house built in the beautiful grounds, the estate will take on a new lease of life for the next few hundred years! Ockford-Godalming WI Wednesday 2nd November The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm at the Scout and Guide Headquarters, Seymour road, off Eashing Lane, Godalming. At the next meeting there will be a pre-meeting lunch followed by the annual meeting. On 7th December there will be a talk entitled ‘The Music of Trees’ by Mervyn Mewis and a competition limerick. As well as monthly meetings, outings and theatre trips are arranged throughout the year. There are also pub lunches, scrabble afternoons, book reading evenings and regular craft sessions. The group welcomes new members; just contact the secretary on 01483 415702. You Must Be Stoking Wednesday 2nd November 8pm This is the perfect way to kick start the month at their regular venue, The Stoke Pub and Pizzeria. The wonderfully witty Viv Groskop is the MC for the evening and joining the line-up is Kate Lucas, Colin Chadwick and the fantastic Ethan Lawrence. Ethan is best known for the BBC Three sitcom Bad Education with Jack Whitehall. Ian Moore is the headline spot for the night; known for his concise interpretations on life and sharp dress sense. You get all this for £10.60 in advance or £12 on the door (including booking fees). Tickets can be purchased from or by calling 0333 666 3366. Elstead Afternoon Women’s Institute Thursday 3rd November 2.15pm Their Annual Meeting will include A Demonstration of Flower Arranging by Hilary Pettman. It takes place at Elstead Village Hall and there will be the usual delicious tea available to all members and visitors. Why not go along and join them. Looking forward, Mrs Frances Fry will be entertaining everyone in December with ‘Musicals, Music And Merry Christmas’. For more information, contact Helen White on 01252 710039. Cranleigh Antique Collectables Fair Thursdays 3th and 17th October 7.30am-3pm This takes place at Cranleigh Village Hall, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AT. There’s easy access and parking nearby. There are many stalls at this long established popular fair and freshly cooked refreshments are available. You will find antiques, collectables, vintage, bric-a-brac, books, records, cards and jewellery. Free entry. Contact Paul on 07980 384491 or Facebook, Pdfairs, for further details. Godalming Fireworks Friday 4th November Don’t forget the town fireworks, taking place on the Burys field. See the advert on page 56 for full details! Grayshott Folk Club Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 7.30pm They have organised a great weekend of music with bands from all over the country. On Friday, they feature Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Ex-The Frames) and Catherine Fitzgerald. Colm and Catherine are touring together from Ireland. An exquisite Fiddle player, Colm plays through various electronic devices

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One Forty Fabulous For an inspiring one-stop shop Kirstie advises a visit to Cranleigh special items, a certain size or design that you are looking for.

For many years I have been celebrating family birthdays at the One Forty café. Their brunch menu is second to none, my favourite being the ‘Healthy Breakfast’ of grilled halloumi, hummus, avocado and poached egg, always beautifully presented and delivered with a smiling face. Of course, I then ruin the lower calories by ordering something gooey and delicious from the homemade cake selection!

Unique service like this is what the store thrives on, from one-toone personal fashion advice and gathering a capsule wardrobe to the floristry pop-up store in front of house for Mother’s Day, and the Christmas season which adds to the festive theatre as you walk in.

One Forty itself is a family orientated business. Owners Richard and Elaine Graham, with their two children, are third generation shop owners, with Richard’s grandfather having set up in Lewisham between WWI and WWII. Above: Owners, Elaine and Richard Graham His parents then moved to Cranleigh Below:One Forty Cafe’s delights in 1959 and opened a children’s wear store. The newly married couple rebranded the business in 2004, with a vision to offer something completely different to high street retailing.

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We risked our home and reputation to create a vibrant store, full of character and great products Richard’s background with marketing giant Saatchi, working directly with F1 racing legend, Damon Hill and super bike hero Carl Fogarty, and Elaine’s credentials in fashion design and working with Richard Branson at Virgin, eventually bought them together on a Eurostar commercial project. Inspiration came later with a world trip, sourcing ideas from the relaxed approach to retail in California, Sydney and Amsterdam - cafés, books, ‘just chilling’ space were all new to the British market at that time. You notice the creative impact as soon as you walk in the double doors with the delicate fragrance, soft lighting and gentle buzz of this compact department store. It is a one-stop shop for all the family, from dainty baby gifts, whimsical greetings cards and elegant womenswear to a home department where colours are mellow, never jarring - a bit Scandi in flavour with soft woods, plaid blankets and patterned metalwork. Elaine buys the home merchandise and was keen to express that they are happy to source


Elaine searches out the fashion labels with manager, Fanny, and together they insist on trying on all the clothes to see how they fit different body types. From every day brand Part Two to edgier styles from Transit Par Such. New poncho ideas from Blank and if you struggle with how to wear a scarf, the Pom range make it simple - a quick flick over a Breton stripe and you are good to go!

Elaine was passionate about the faux fur neck cowls, ideal to add to your autumn jackets for an easy winter warmer, whereas I fell for the quirky but practical waterproof raincoats by Rains. Richard is extremely proud of his menswear department, keeping the outfits easy to coordinate, with classic brands including Hartford stimulated with more directional labels like Scotch and Soda. If you are looking for a day out with great food and a relaxed shopping environment, you really can’t go far wrong than here, spending a few hours buying the ankle boot of the season or the perfect Christmas tree decoration. It’s how ‘shopping’ should be.

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Making wine very special In a continuing series promoting our great local businesses, Phil Kemp visits three independent wine merchants in the area Over thirty million British people regularly drink wine so it’s perhaps not surprising that even a quick visit to a supermarket will reveal shelves stacked high with wine, and a quick Google will almost drown you in choice. Many of us will buy a bottle or two choosing a brand that we regularly drink, or perhaps we’ll be guided by a special offer to suit our budget. A practical approach certainly but there’s definitely something very special missing – the magic of visiting an independent wine merchant where you’ll find extraordinary choice and a passion for wine you’ll never find in a supermarket. I decided to find out for myself by visiting three local merchants, and in so doing also dispel the myth that they are too expensive an option. Taurus Wines was set up over fifteen years ago in an old cowshed at Whipley Manor Farm near Cranleigh. Rupert Pritchett, spurred on by his passion for the grape and hands-on experience of the wine industry, quickly turned his fledgling business into a multi-award winning wine merchant and importer. These include separate awards as Wine Merchant of the Year for French, Chilean (twice), Argentinian and a close second for New Zealand, all judged by peers within the industry. “We’ve even won a Sherry Merchant of the Year,” said Rupert. “And very special in a 14

different way is that this year we won the Muddy Stilettos Award which was voted for by the general public. That was a lovely feeling to get because it’s one thing to know that your trade peers like you, but it’s totally another thing to know that customers genuinely appreciate what you do.” Rupert undoubtedly embraces his passion with enthusiasm, which is shared equally by his wife Felicity who runs their acclaimed wine tastings. The experienced team they have built around them include their Master of Wine and wine diploma graduates. One theme common with all three merchants is the close relationship they have with the wine producers. “As an independent, Taurus not only has an understanding and passion for wine, as a direct importer we have a close relationship with the wineries,” said Rupert. “It’s all very well getting a spec sheet that tells you what is in the bottle, but it doesn’t bring the wine to life. What brings it to life is going to meet the winemaker and finding about their own little quirks. A good example is the winemaker that likes to start fermentation when there is a full moon because he believes it increases the sugars in the grapes. That’s biodynamic winemaking at work.” John Hodges, who has over thirty years’ experience of selling wine, established The Vineyard in Dorking twelve years ago. He chose the name, not only because the town has its own vineyard, but to emphasise just how close a connection the business has with the wineries they buy from around the world. When we met, John was about to fly out to South Africa on a vineyard tour to build on his relationships with the growers. “Being an independent enables us to buy a more eclectic mix of wines and adapt more readily to people’s needs.

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We can provide a great variety and at all price levels adapted to our customers’ requirements. We also supply fifty pubs and restaurants and can quickly react to accommodate exactly the wines they want to offer to their customers.” He was keen to emphasise that wine is much more than just the label on the bottle. “It is very much a product that is about the place and the people behind it. And it is about character in wine. The more aware our customers become they want to know a lot more than just the grape variety to enhance their experience.” Simon and James Hawkins have taken a different route by specialising exclusively in English wine. The Hawkins Brothers have between them thirty or so years’ experience as publicans in West Sussex and Hampshire where their emphasis was always on using local suppliers of food and drink.

“As a publican I loved my real ales of course and the different flavours, but you have to have a really good wine list as well to provide a balance,” said Simon. “Gone are the days when you have a really small glass filled right up to the top with something very insipid. Customers want a really decent glass of wine with lots of choice including something sparkling. And buying local provided our entrée to English wine.”

Being an independent enables us to buy a more eclectic mix of wines and adapt more readily to people’s needs. We can provide a great variety and at all price levels adapted to our customers’ requirements

Based in the courtyard at Secrett’s Farm Shop in Milford, Hawkins Bros. describe themselves as champions of fine English wines, a claim I don’t doubt given how energetically they’ve embraced local winemakers - right to the point where they have just launched their own vintage Brut Reserve 2013, which is available exclusively from their shop. “It’s made from grapes harvested in 2013 on the Hog’s Back and it’s a unique wine you won’t find anywhere else. It spent 2½ years in the bottle, maturing, sitting on its lees, just getting that lovely roundness and brioche tastiness that you like in a good champagne.” Given the impressive knowledge and understanding all three independents have of their trade I was keen as an occasional wine drinker to settle a few questions I have often debated with friends.

Images from top: Rupert and Felicity Pritchett at Whipley Manor Farm; Simon Hawkins of Hawkins Bros with their newly launched vintage; and John Hodges (right) with manager Phil Jones at The Vineyard November 2016

“White wine for fish, red wine for meat? We’ve got some lovely Pinot Noirs here that when chilled will go fantastically with meaty fish like turbot, and we’ve got some full-bodied white wine you can drink with lamb,” said Simon.

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Rupert agreed: “We get a lot of food and wine matching questions. Years ago a lot of the fish being caught were big fat lazy cod which didn’t taste of an awful lot, and they could be easily overwhelmed. Nowadays we have much more flavoursome fish like John Dory which is almost meaty and steaky,” said Rupert. “Screw cap versus cork? I think attitude is down to aesthetics. It might look better to have a wine with a cork closure but from a practical point of view screw caps are much easier to open, and in theory the wine is less likely to be damaged by the closure,” said John. Rupert agreed: “My brother-in-law is French and he refers to wines with screw caps as ‘wines for the tramps’! I however love screw caps. They ensure consistent quality. They allow the wine to age just as well, and bottles can be stored upright.” “I’m a big fan of screw tops for still wines, absolutely. As a publican we were sending back one wine in ten tainted by cork – that doesn’t happen anymore. The wine arrives at the table being poured exactly as the winemaker intended it – there’s no taint now, I think it’s a fantastic innovation,” said Simon. “Is wine fattening? All alcohol does have calories in it of course,” said Rupert. “But there are

Alternative suppliers: Inn at Home 189 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AW Tel: 01483 578809 Ranmore Wines Unit 17, Dunley Hill Court, Ranmore Common, Dorking RH5 6SX Tel: 01483 284584 The General Wine Company 25 Station Road , Liphook GU30 7DW Tel: 01428 727744 Hennings, Petworth Golden Square, Petworth GU28 0AP Tel: 01798 343021 The Exceptional Wine Company Cowdray Park, Easebourne, Midhurst GU29 0AJ Tel: 01730 814671 Milford Wine Centre 41 Church Road, Milford, Godalming GU8 5JB Tel: 01483 421455 The Guildford Wine Company 36 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford GU4 8JX Tel: 01483 560647 16

wines on the market – one of which is about to come out – which is designed to be lower in alcohol with a drop in calories in the wine by up to a third. It’s a New Zealand Sauvignon that has been dropped down to 9.5% ABV but it’s more expensive to produce which is reflected in the price.” My initial concerns over independent wine merchants offering only higher priced quality wines was also quickly dispelled. The independents are not trying to compete head-on with the bulkbuying supermarkets and multiples on price, but they do offer a palate-teasing range of wines across all price ranges including lower priced wines. They also drew attention to the exceptionally high taxes on imported wine, which if you are thinking of buying a case or two for a party should be taken into account. “On a single bottle of still table wine it’s £2.05 excluding VAT,” said John. “It jumps to £2.50 a bottle on the bubbly, regardless as to whether it’s champagne or a simple sparkling wine. So it’s not about the alcohol really, it’s an added luxury tax.” “So if you are scraping around in the £5 bin the share of the fixed import duty is considerably higher than if you choose one say at £8, and you’ll be getting a considerably better wine too,” said Rupert. “Effectively you’re also paying tax on tax, as you pay the VAT on the import duty as well.” And perhaps the last word should go to the Hawkins Brothers campaign to have English wines revered for the quality and variety they offer. “There was recently a tasting in Paris called the Judgement of Paris where there were 14 categories of wine tasted exclusively by French judges - and English wine came out top in 13 of those 14 categories. Obviously those poor French judges were taken out and later guillotined,” said Simon with a chuckle. Simon is actively trying to seek a generic name for English sparkling wines. “It’s an issue at the moment as there really needs to be a name for the category - and there’s only one in my opinion. It’s English Fizz!” he said, perhaps slightly tongue in cheek. FIND OUT MORE



Taurus WInes, Whipley Manor Farm, A281, Guildford GU5 0LL. T: 01483 548484. Hawkins Bros, The Courtyard, Secrett’s Farm Shop,, Chapel Ln, Milford, Godalming GU8 5HU. T: 07973 321516 The Vineyard, 76 South St, Dorking RH4 2HD. T: 01306 876828

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an 8 mile circular walk from Kew. Details from Chantal on 01483 535971. There will be a 6 mile circular walk from Hurst Park on the morning of Thursday 10th November. Call Hazel on 07766 663876 for details. The following Sunday, the 13th November, starting in Ockley, there will be a 10 mile circular walk. Details from Sally on 01306 885976. On 20th November, there will be a 10 mile circular walk from Alresford Station. Details from Dick on 07516 407936. Finally, on Sunday 27th November, there is a 9 mile circular walk starting from West Byfleet. Details from Alan C on 01483 480168. Their walks programme can be found at Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition Tuesday 8th to Saturday 19th November 10am-4.30pm Surrey Contemporaries will be back at Cranleigh Arts Centre GU6 8AS with their final art exhibition of the year. The group is made up of local artists and their work includes landscapes, wildlife, portraits and Lino prints, all with a contemporary twist. Original artwork, prints and cards will be for sale and entry to the exhibition is free. The Village Way car park at the end of Cranleigh High Street is opposite the Centre. Closed Sunday/Monday. Visit www. for more information. Busbridge Evening WI Tuesday 8th November 8pm They are having their AGM that evening, but are also having a speaker, Jenny Winter. Her talk, ‘Operation Christmas


Child’, will be about the work of the Charity, its purpose, its results and ongoing projects. All are welcome to their meetings. Coffee and biscuits are always served at the end of the meeting. Do go along and join them. Godalming Evening Townswomen’s Guild Tuesday 8th November 7.15pm A warm welcome and hot drink will be available on arrival to members and visitors at the November meeting of Godalming Evening Townswomen’s Guild held at the Baptist Church Hall, Queen Street, Godalming. This month’s speaker is John Hockley who worked for many years as a Rural Communities Officer with Surrey Police and is now a Traveller Site Manager at the Surrey County Council Gypsy Forum. Godalming members along with other members through the UK are busy knitting ‘Comic Critters’ and soft toys to raise money for Comic Relief 2017. Their plans to support this are twofold; they will be knitting Critters and soft toys at their October and November Social Evenings and selling them on their stall at Godalming Town Day on Saturday 10th December. In the New Year they plan to hold a ‘Red Nose’ Quiz evening at St Mark’s Community Centre. A Voyage Round My Father Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th November The Ewhurst Players’ autumn production of A Voyage Round My Father is an autobiography of John Mortimer’s own life and is full of eccentricity, acerbic wit and humour laced with sadness. It focuses on John’s relationship with his father,

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also a barrister, divorce lawyer, fearsome domestic tyrant and earwig-obsessed gardener. He warned his son against the perils of opium (causes constipation) and sex (overrated). He was also blind, which, in that peculiarly English upper-middle-class way, nobody in the family could ever bring themselves to mention. Known for their professional approach to productions of all shapes and sizes, the Ewhurst Players are guaranteed to give their audiences yet another treat to remember this November. Performances at Ewhurst Village Hall start at 7.45pm. Doors and the bar open at 7pm. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked on-line at tickets@ or by calling Chris and Rachel Dews on 01483 272378. Cranleigh Ladies Hockey Club Cranleigh Ladies are celebrating 40 years of competitive ladies hockey in the Surrey leagues. This is quite an amazing feat as many ladies hockey clubs struggle to survive on their own and the majority of clubs in the country today are combined men and women. There are only five ladies-only clubs left in Surrey today. CLHC have 2 teams playing competitive hockey in Surrey Leagues 6 and 11 and the anniversary season kicked off to a great start with both teams winning convincingly against Spencer and Epsom Ladies. Cranleigh Ladies are based at Cranleigh School where they play today with training every Wednesday from 7.30pm-8.30pm and home games on Saturday mornings. To celebrate their 40 years anniversary

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they invited all players, officials and families to a 40 year party at Cranleigh Golf & Leisure Club in October. They always welcome new players; have a look at www. Guildford Jazz Wednesday 9th November Byron Wallen is a warm and engaging performer, and one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players. Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing. As a composer Byron’s soaring Jazz trumpet featured on a series of self-penned albums including the MOBO nominated ‘Earth Roots’ through film music to dance and commissions for the South Bank. Jazz @ The Pavilion takes place at Guildford Rugby Club, Guildford Road, Godalming GU7 3DH. Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm. Tickets £12 in advance from Milford & District U3A Friday 11th November 2pm The Friday talk takes place in the Milford Village Hall. Darshan Baidoo will talk about ‘The Cheshire Homes’, particularly our local one at Hydon Hill where those with severe physical disabilities are cared for. He will talk about how they see the future and a resident will come with him. Members and non members are welcome; the cost is £1 for the talk, tea and cake. More information from Gillian Martin, Publicity Manager, Milford & District U3A, on 01483 429640.

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A chorister’s life at Chichester Cathedral The chorister life is about much more than music: the boys are constantly encouraged and developed within a caring and close-knit community, setting goals and exceptional standards for themselves. They learn important skills for life: concentration, teamwork, organisation, and a sense of professionalism. These qualities are highly valued by employers, universities and secondary schools (nearly all our choristers gain scholarships when they leave the choir). The chorister experience really is an unrivalled gateway to a future of opportunity and success.

Chichester Cathedral has one of the finest choirs in Britain, with an international reputation for the quality of its performances, and the wonderful musical education offered to the choristers. As well as singing regular services in the cathedral, the choirboys broadcast to hundreds of thousands of radio listeners, make recordings, and travel abroad for concert tours. This is in addition to a normal school curriculum that includes academic work, sport, drama and field trips.

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The Mini

The MIni was first launched in 1959 and has become a motoring icon. Andy Goundry charts its development. The original Mini, launched way back in 1959, took the world by storm, being taken to people’s hearts in a way unique in motoring history. It found favour with every age group, became a motor sport legend, and even found itself starring in the 1970’s film, the ‘Italian Job’, considered even today by many motoring aficionados to be the very best film, ever. Indeed, its very name soon became a byword for anything chic, diminutive and stylish – just think ‘miniskirt’. However, after a long and successful 42-year production run of over 5½ million cars, by 2000 Mini sales were declining, and a replacement was inevitable. By then owned by BMW, this gave the car’s manufacturer a challenge. Should they break from tradition, or seek to capitalise on the world’s love of the little car by introducing an updated version? In the event, they combined the best elements of both options, creating in the new MINI a car which was still recognisably a Mini, continuing many of the styling features of the original, but now underpinned by thoroughly modern engineering and quality measures. Some of these, in truth, were long overdue. Not even its best friend could have described the original car’s comfort levels as class-leading, but the new version changed all that. Although slightly bigger than the original 1959 version, the new MINI introduced new standards of driver and passenger luxury accompanied, increasingly importantly,

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by much improved safety thanks to measures such as the immeasurably stronger bodywork. The first new MINIs rolled off the production line at BMW’s Plant Oxford on 26th April 2001, and quickly became a sales hit, even making an appearance in a remake of the ‘Italian Job’ film, albeit this time sadly playing second fiddle to the human stars. In its first year of production the new MINI sold nearly 40,000 cars worldwide, ten times the annual sales of its predecessor, confirming that BMW had certainly found the recipe for success with the new MINI. Indeed, in 2015, almost 340,000 new MINIs took to the roads, far more than the best-ever sales recorded for the original car, which never achieved more than 100,000 sales annually. An all-new second generation MINI was introduced in 2006, incorporating a number of engineering improvements, notably new and more efficient engines including for the first time, diesel options. Over time, the range has continued to expand, the original 3-door saloon, Clubman estate and Convertible being followed by the Countryman, an altogether bigger model, but still recognisably a MINI, the 2-seater Coupé and Roadster as well as the unusual Paceman and for the first time a 5-door saloon, showing just how far the MINI brand has progressed since those early days, from the traditional 3-door model to the wide range of attractive models available today. At the top of the range, the John Cooper Works MINI provides enthusiasts with a focused but practical performance car with a motor sport pedigree, being

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From left: The MINI Challenge race series always provide close and exciting competition, the cars being very similar to the John Cooper Works 3-door road car which is deservedly popular. Photo: Automation at the MINI Oxford factory, where one MINI comes off the production lines every 68 seconds.

very similar to the cars which compete in the MINI Challenge race series. The latest generation MINI arrived in 2014, bringing with it a range of new and highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. Initially, the 3-door saloon was the first model to be launched, with each model in the range being updated in turn. The latest models to be launched are the John Cooper Works Convertible and, for the first time, a Clubman fitted with four-wheel drive – the Clubman All4. Interestingly, the John Cooper Works models, JCW’s as they are known by enthusiasts, now form an amazing 8% of all MINI sales, a testament to the all-round abilities and practicality of this little pocket rocket. The latest Clubman is a great example of the MINI brand expansion. Gone are the days of a cramped back seat. The Clubman now has four large, wide-opening doors, with plenty of room inside for four burly passengers and their luggage, comparing favourably for space with say a Volkswagen Golf, not traditionally considered in the same size range as a MINI. The increase in size and usable space comes without losing the traditional MINI benefits of sharp, go-kart-like handling and sheer fun to drive, and the All4 package adds even further to the limpet-like cornering abilities of the car. To further emphasise the Clubman’s move upmarket, all versions are equipped as standard with such goodies as satellite navigation, whilst the options list includes all the features one would expect from a premium brand, such as active cruise control and automatic tailgate opening. For many years, MINI production has taken place at their Oxford factory, and that continues today. Plant Oxford has seen massive investment over the years, and is in every sense a state of the art car manufacturing centre. Just to give you a flavour of this, the Body Shop, where the body shells are welded together from a number of sheet metal pressings, is home to an incredible 1,200 robots, each carrying out its allotted task of positioning components, clamping, measuring, welding or bonding with unerring precision. The Assembly Building continues this impressive level of automation, with for example the vast numbers of components which have been shipped in from over 300 suppliers being carried to their allotted place in the building using a fleet of robotic transporters. All highly impressive stuff: Plant Oxford is vast, and almost like


a self-contained city. Indeed, it has its own fire, ambulance and security services, not to mention its own railway, on to which many of the 1,000 cars made every day are loaded to start their onward journey to every part of the globe. MINI offer a 2½ hour tour of the plant at very reasonable cost, and this makes a fascinating day out for both petrol-heads and non- petrol-heads alike, although for safety reasons no youngsters under 14 are allowed, unfortunately. The guides are generally longserving MINI people, and are full of interesting information and anecdotes. Did you know for example that Plant Oxford carries out development testing for Rolls Royce, who are, of course part of the same BMW empire? Or that since the start of MINI production in 2001, the Plant has produced over 3 million cars which have been exported to over 110 countries. See com/facts-figures/plant-tour.aspx for more details So, if you have not considered a MINI as your next car, maybe thinking it is too small for you, why not visit your local dealer and see the range for yourself – you might be very pleasantly surprised.

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<19 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD Godalming Fairtrade Town Steering Group Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November The Fairtrade mark is now widely established but you can still only get from the supermarkets just a few of the 5,000 items which carry the Fairtrade emblem. Now is your chance to sample a wider range of food products, lovely gifts and Christmas cards. There are two Fairtrade Days being held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November at 3 Braemar Close, Godalming (top of Holloway Hill). Everyone is welcome to come and browse; a simple lunch is also available. Guildford Art Society 2016 Autumn Exhibition Saturday 12th November to Saturday 3rd December An opportunity not to be missed! The autumn exhibition by Guildford Art Society is your chance to discover and buy original paintings, sculptures, ceramics and crafts from wellknown or emerging local artists and makers. All artworks are being exhibited for the first time at the historic Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street. Among the highlights of the exhibition is a demonstration by Liz Seward entitled ‘Still Life in Mixed Media’ which will take place on Friday 21st November from 11am to 1pm. Entry is free but you do need to book on 01483 444751, email - heritageservices@ The renowned artist will be using acrylics, acrylic inks and water-soluble crayons on a textured surface using collage. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4.45pm. During the exhibition, members will be on hand to guide you around the exhibits and answer any questions you may have. More information at www.


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Tilbourne Players Thursday 17th Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November 8pm Their next production is ‘The Corn is Green’ by Emlyn Williams. David Brace is once again directing following his triumph with ‘Steel Magnolias’ last year. Supported by a very strong cast, the play centres on Miss Moffat, a middle aged woman determined to bring education to the miners and she plans to set up a school. David’s productions are always popular so get your tickets early - it promises to be a great night out! The performances take place at the Tilford Institute. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday 19th November at 2pm Tickets can be obtained from or by telephone on 01252 724344. The Festive Season Saturday 19th November 7pm Godalming Band invites you to a unique launch concert for their new CD, ‘The Festive Season’. Enjoy a range of Christmas-themed classics and inspirational new music arranged especially for the album. Held on Saturday 19th, the doors open at 6.30pm at Cranleigh Methodist Church. Tickets are £6 for adults or £3 for U16’s, available from the church on 01483 274148 or The Natural Life (Health Food) Shop in Cranleigh.

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In this article, Naomi Dinneen, a Chartered Physiotherapist at Physio1to1 in Godalming discusses the risks of sitting, pain at the desk and how to sit well.

Firstly and most importantly, should you be sitting at all? Global studies show, on average, we sit for 7.7 hours a day at work, during our daily commute and at home. Apart from the plethora of musculoskeletal issues that arise from poor positioning, research suggests that sitting for extended periods slows your blood flow and metabolism. This leads to a higher risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and early death. Unfortunately, counterbalancing sitting time with exercise is not sufficient. So if you’re a gym-goer or you cycle to work, well done and keep it up, but unfortunately this doesn’t make up for the 6-7 hours (or more) that you sit per day. From a musculoskeletal point of view, sitting is a perfect storm. Hunching can create an extra 60lbs of force through the spine, leading to degeneration and disc problems. Whilst in the upper limb, rounded shoulder posture creates internal rotation at the shoulders linked with impingement symptoms and dysfunction of the rotator cuff (the muscles that stabilise the shoulder joint). At the mid spine, diaphragm function is compromised resulting in poor breathing patterns, decreased VO2 max (maximal rate of oxygen consumption) and increased stress breathing patterns which can lead to poor sleep. At the hip, the lengthened posterior structures can lead to what is kindly termed as ‘dormant butt syndrome’ or a weakening and lengthening of the gluteal muscles which is known to contribute to hip, knee and foot pain. So fidgeting is good medicine, but how can we move more and meet our targets in a busy work day? Current guidelines suggest we should not sit for longer than 20 minutes, however the amount of movement required at each 20 minute break hasn’t yet been determined. Try standing up

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for 10 seconds, stretching your arms to the ceiling, marching on the spot and turning your head from side to side whilst deciding on the next sentence you will write. Then sit down and write it… simple. Try taking a walking meeting. OK, it’s not particularly viable in a big group or the drench of a Surrey or West Sussex downpour but alongside its physical benefits, meeting side by side tends to cut through hierarchy and sets people at ease. Creativity is also increased when you get ‘out of the box’, as your brain is more relaxed and susceptible to certain chemicals. It’s only more recently that we started to meet sitting down, Philosophers and poets like Kant and Wordsworth triumphed the link between walking and deliberation. Just have the courtesy to notify your colleague in advance so they can bring an umbrella! Consider a sit to stand desk, desk raiser or wall desk to create an environment in which you can easily stand to work. A study by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention found these devices are effective in reducing sitting time, upper back and neck pain and improving mood states. Standing tones muscles, improves posture, and increases blood flow and metabolism.

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However it should be noted that just like sitting, standing for too long can lead to poor posture and fatigue. So the key here is to be able to move easily and frequently between the two different positions throughout the day. Try using an app like ‘sitstandCOACH’ on your phone or download a programme like ‘eyesrelax’ to your computer to remind you to stand frequently. More simply, place your phone on the other side of the room with a 20 minute recurring alarm or only use small cups to collect water, forcing you to visit the water machine more frequently. Set your ‘fit bit’ or other fitness device to record your hourly steps, not the daily total, to ensure you are moving regularly as well as burning calories.

2) The T-Rex Most frequently caused by incorrect desk height.

If you can’t lower the desk, bring your chair up to have your elbows level with your hands and allow your wrists to maintain neutral. If your feet now don’t touch the ground you need to place a foot rest under them to keep your legs and therefore spine supported. 3) Over-corrected

If you don’t need to type whilst on the phone, stand up and move around. Ideally you should use a headset or headphones to prevent the urge to squeeze the phone between your ear and shoulder. So how should we sit when we have to? Here’s a lowdown of the most extreme postures I see and how to prevent them. Remember, none of these postures are wrong for a short period of time, only if they are sustained over longer periods. 1) The Slumper Classically seen during laptop use.

To help correct, place the screen on a raised platform like a pile of books or even a formal laptop stand on a desk. The top third of your screen should be level with your eyes. To test if you are at the right distance from the screen, gently reach out in front of you, your screen should be at your fingertips. Take note though that you must be in good posture with your bottom at the back of your seat to do this test.


When we finally realise we have been slumping for the last hour this is the posture we all often adopt. Unfortunately, this can be just as hurtful as ‘the slumper’, with an increase in forces on the facet joints at the back of the spine. However to find the right posture, overcorrection is a helpful position. Bring yourself as upright as you can, then relax by 10%-20% and you should be just about right. The only areas you should feel working to hold you here are your tummy and the area between your shoulder blades. Your low back and neck muscles should feel comfortable and relaxed. Perfect office desk setup is complicated and is dependant on your body shape, current injuries and work demands. There are some general rules you can follow but if you’re still getting pain at the desk it’s worth investing in a formal desk assessment carried out by a physiotherapist. This involves body measurement and task analysis to create a bespoke desk setup for your demands. FIND OUT MORE Naomi Dinneen is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a Workstation Ergonomics qualification from the ACPOHE (Physios for work and Health). Call Physio1to1 on 01483 424470 for more information.

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<28 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD Bramley Music Concert Saturday 19th November 7pm Come and hear ‘Notes from Home’ - a concert in Holy Trinity Church, Bramley, featuring home grown musicians Sarah, Madeleine, Emilia and Clem Pickering on piano, violin, viola and cello and Alan Newcombe on piano, Alan and Stuart White with piano duets, and potentially others, playing music by ‘home grown composers such as Elgar (his beautiful Violin Sonata), Vaughan Williams, York Bowen, Richard Rodney Bennett and possibly even Billy Mayerl ! They are supporting the much needed work of the charity Ace Africa. Tickets at £10 (£5 under 18 and students) are available in advance from Robertsons in Bramley High Street, and at the door, and a free glass of wine or soft drink will be served in the interval. If you wish to reserve a seat or have any queries, call or email Stuart White at stuartwhite@waitrose. com or call 01483 892645. Alzheimer’s Society People affected by dementia can feel isolated and lonely, but Alzheimer’s Society is leading a movement to make Surrey more dementia friendly. There are 16,252 people living with dementia in Surrey and the charity is calling on neighbours, businesses and organisations to join the movement and make a difference. A dementia friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. Communities that are becoming dementia


friendly can sign up to Alzheimer’s Society’s official recognition process and work towards gaining a symbol that could be displayed. For more information contact or call 01932 855582. An exciting new service which enables people with dementia to continue to do the things they love will be launched by Alzheimer’s Society in Surrey, but they need volunteers. Volunteers will be matched with people depending on their personality and common interests, so those with the condition are able to continue to do things they love from shopping, walking the dog, visiting the gardening centre or playing golf to simply just having a chat over a cup of tea. To find out more about accessing or volunteering for Side by Side service contact or call 01932 855582. Guildford Gag House Saturday 19th November 8pm Another night of fantastic professional stand up comedy which is guaranteed to have you cracking more than just a smile at The Back Room of The Star Inn in Guildford. Irish based comedian Rory O’Halon is the host for the evening; a regular and firm favourite on the scene with his rapid-fire delivery and a joke every 30 seconds. Gag House Comedy are over the moon to have Sarah Callaghan and Gabriel Ebulue joining the line up with musical comedian Christian Reilly taking the headline spot. Christian’s comic songs, improvisations, sharp wit and youthful energy will have

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Santa Claus is coming to Squires Saturday 19th November Santa will be arriving in style at Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford on 19th November and at other centres at various dates. Check the website to find out where and when. He will be arriving in all sorts of transport including a Vintage Rolls Royce, a Horse and Carriage, a Routemaster Bus, a Shelby Cobra Sports Car and even in a Fire Engine! Go along to your local Squires and say hello to Santa and have your picture taken with him. It’s free to watch Santa arrive, no ticket required, simply turn up on the day. Plus at Squire’s in Shepperton, Milford and Badshot Lea (Farnham) you can also meet Santa’s real reindeer!

Concert at Guildford United Reformed Church Sunday 20th November 3pm Grace Francis will be giving a piano recital. The programme includes Chopin’s Scherzo No 1, Prokofiev’s Sarcasmes, Rachmaninov’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli and two pieces by Liszt. Tickets at £12 are available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, tel 01483 444333, email tic@ Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card). The church is situated at 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU2 4BS. For more information on this and the current season of concerts have a look at

Milford Probus The club has monthly luncheons and various other activities for retired and semi-retired professional and business people over 50. 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. Guests are always welcome to join our meetings by invitation, and on our visits. In November the talk will be David Aldrich from the Hope for Justice Charity who will talk on human trafficking. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting without obligation. The Secretary will be pleased to arrange for you to meet a member in advance

Godalming Trust’s Civic Design Awards You might be interested to know that The Wilfrid Noyce Centre was the winner in the Community category and the winner in the New Build category and the winner overall was Waverley Borough Council and Churchill Hui for the new social housing on Station Road. Also, the Pepperpot in the playground at Moss Lane (grant funded by GTC) was the winner in the Environmental Improvement category. Milford Horticultural Society Tuesday 22nd November 8pm The next meeting will be held in Milford Village Hall and


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KD Fine Art opens in Godalming K D Fine Art in association with Elite Fine Art and Framing are pleased to announce the opening of their new framing shop at 31 Church Street, Godalming. Since 1992 K D Fine Art have been part of the Watts Gallery complex at Compton where they have an art gallery, gift shop and picture framing workshop. Their new shop will focus on picture framing but will also include prints, paintings, greetings cards and a selection of gift ideas. Picture framing will still be carried out at their workshop in Compton under the supervision of award winning workshop manager/framer Guy Davenport. All work is carried out to the highest standards using ethically sourced conservation materials and, where required, ultra clear UV protection glass. We have a vast array of frame and mount samples and we will spend as long as it takes to find the right combination for your work. No job is too big or too small. Whether it is a simple reglazing job, a new mount, canvas stretching, wedding table plan framing or box frames, we cover it all. We also supply a range of mirrors with an infinite range of frames from sleek modern to ornate traditional gilt frames in any size. Until the end of December we will be offering a 20% discount on all bespoke framing when mentioning this article. ADVERTORIAL

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Godalming Town Council is again delighted to host this year’s magical Christmas Festival and lights switch-on in our historic and picturesque town. Christmas shopping starts in Godalming with an exciting variety of Christmas gi� stalls to help if you’re looking for gi� inspirations including baubles, foodie gi�s, hand-cra�ed presents and delicious street food and drink. Stalls will be found in the High Street, Upper High Street, Church Street and Crown Court where you can browse our own individual shops too. We are pleased to welcome back the Christmas Ponies, Molly Dolly and her friends are returning to Godalming and are looking forward to seeing you in Church Street. Heroic pups Chase & Skye from PAW Patrol will also be here this year and will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am-5pm thanks to our partners Godalming & District Chamber of Commerce. Santa will be in his magical grotto and there will be children’s activities full of fun and sparkle too. At 5pm, the town’s fabulous Christmas lights will be switched on in a sparkling ceremony at the Pepperpot by Jamie Brook (Wishee Washee) and Charlo�e O’Rourke (Princess Jasmine) from the Yvonne Arnaud’s panto Aladdin together with Eagle Radio DJ Simon Rose and Father Christmas. Stay with us a�erwards for some rousing carolling. Eagle Radio’s Love Crew will also be in town.

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Godalming Junior School PTA will be providing tea at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre during the day Children from the reception classes at the local infant and primary schools have been asked to provide a board depicting what Christmas means to them. These will be displayed at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre and can be viewed during the Christmas Festival, do come and see their handiwork.

Santa’s Sleigh will be located in Crown Court where you can ride the Dobby Horse Carousel Santa’s Wonderland Grotto and Kiddies’ Corner activities are run by the Godalming & District Chamber of Commerce and assisted by Santa’s helpers - many thanks to Dawn (Boots Opticians), Holly and Marna (The Greenhouse), Sandra (Arty Cra�y), John and Janet (Cornmeter), Steve (Toy Box) and Busbridge Infants School. 36

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There will be a packed programme of entertainment all day long at the Pepperpot and around the town. Performances will include:

Moss Lane School Choir Godalming Rock Choir Golo Draw at midday Emilee Lucia The Nefarious Picaroons The Unwanted The Godalming Band Countdown to Lights switch at 4.45pm Lights switch on at The Pepperpot at 5pm Witley Panto performing at Santa’s Grotto Godalming Rock Choir at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 6pm Donations in aid of Mayor’s Charity Skillway. Free, first come, first served! Thanks to the following Church Street Traders for sponsoring Molly Dolly and the Christmas Ponies in Church Street: The Star, Cornmeter, Needlework Tattoo, 2i Recruitment, 21st Century Home Support, The Gi� Box, Godalming Travel, 1820 By Design, Animal Magic, Charley’s, Bo & Bear, Hairosmith, The Barber Shop, Hon Sartor, Thompson and Oliver, Arty Cra�y, Anthony Hirewear, The Salon, Priory Antiques and Ellis Forbes Carpets FREE PARKING is provided at Godalming College by kind permissison of Godalming College (subject to availability).

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If you lead an active lifestyle then Charterhouse Club is the place for you. With an extensive range of facilities and group exercise classes, a crèche for the little ones, and Cedars Active for those later in life but still active, Charterhouse Club has something for everyone. The Club is situated in a truly beautiful setting in which to work out and get fit, or simply enjoy your leisure time. Visit our stand at the Christmas Festival for more information on membership or take a look at our website at Tel: 01483 239600. Thanks to Surrey & Hampshire Property Agents for their support of local schools and charities. Thanks to The Star Public House for sponsoring the sparkly tinsel for the stalls. Thank you to all the marshals, MCs Steve Cosser and Darren Jones for their help on the day. The organisers reserve the right to alter any elements of the event on the day as appropriate.

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RSPB Guildford and District Local Group Thursday 24th November from 9.30am to 12.30pm Their annual Christmas Fair will be held at The Village Hall, Cranleigh. RSPB Christmas cards and calendars will be available at the fair. In addition, homemade cakes, breads, jams and chutney, bric-a-brac, second-hand books and bird food will be on sale. There will be a tombola and raffle with a splendid Christmas hamper among the prizes and, for your refreshment during the morning, a cafe selling hot drinks and delicious cakes. All profits go the RSPB, Britain’s largest nature conservation charity. Further information at www. or call 01483 800173. Defibrillator for Farncombe Godalming Together CIC recently launched a Defibrillator, available 24/7 for the residents of Farncombe. Mike Poulter (Chairman) stated, “provision of the unit was possible to the excellent cooperation of The Day Centre, Waverley Borough Council and Godalming Town Council”. Mike also said it was good to see Nikki Legg present as it was her initiative to GTC that had started the provision of a defibrillator in Godalming and now Farncombe. The funding was provided by the Surrey County Council’s Members Fund and Steve Cosser, the local member, expressed his delight that he was able to help his ward, and would be happy to look at other requests in the future. Godalming Together are currently helping the shop owners in Angel Court to provide an Art Wall and a design completion has been started for Godalming and surrounding Village residents to provide a design.

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Christmas Fair Thursday 24th November 10 am-2pm Hydon Hill Cheshire Home, Clock Barn Lane, Godalming GU8 5BA is holding its Christmas Fair on Thursday 24th.There will be coffee and cake, bric-a-brac, gifts, clothes, games and much more. There will also be an exiting raffle at the end of the day! You can contact them on 01483 860516 or email Les Amitiés Françaises Thursday 24th November 7.30pm This season’s third presentation is on Paris. l’Histoire de Paris (Part 2) will be presented by Brian Stimpson. As usual, the meeting will take place in Godalming at The Baptist Church Hall, Queen Street, (off the High Street almost opposite the King’s Arms). It’s a modern glass-fronted building on the left near the top of the street. There is good parking and a lovely atmosphere with people who like to know more about France. The full annual programme is available in brochures in libraries, on the web at www. and on Facebook. Doors open at 7pm. For membership enquiries, contact john.petty@ Visitors are welcome.

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Christmas is a time for traditions, from those passed down through families to new discoveries with friends that become part of your festive celebrations. From sending cards to decorating trees, tucking into advent calendar treats and mince pies... then working it all off with a hearty walk come Boxing Day morning. Over the festive season, National Trust places in Surrey and West Sussex will be decked out with Christmas sparkle. There are decorated houses, exhibitions, Father Christmas, atmospheric estates and wintery countryside all bringing festive fun and Christmas to life through the ages. Make your Christmas that extra bit special in these winter wonderland locations. Every single visit this Christmas will help the National Trust look after special places in Surrey and West Sussex throughout the year. Here are our favourites: A 1930s Christmas party at Polesden Lacey 1st to 23rd December daily, 10am-4pm

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entrance way, to Italian Renaissance nativity paintings in the hallways and piano playing in the gold Saloon, imagine you’re a guest at Surrey’s most glittering Christmas venue. Children have their own Christmas trail in the house and can write a letter to Father Christmas. Take a romantic horse and carriage ride in the grounds (weekends only) and do some relaxed Christmas shopping from our wide range of National Trust gifts. Christmas lunches with all the trimmings are available in the Granary café. Free entry this year for National Trust members Little donkeys and more at Hatchlands Park Weekends from 3rd to 18th December, 11am-3pm, outdoor trail (free) and Father Christmas (£5), advance booking essential Hatchlands Park is the place for a really familyfriendly outdoor experience at Christmas. Families love meeting Father Christmas in his cosy vintage living room, snuggling up to the farm animals when they visit, singing carols and exploring the trail around the woods. The new trail tells the touching story of resident donkeys Morris and Callum enjoying their first Christmas. Have some mince pies in the historic café, or try a donkey-shaped decorated biscuit, and stop off for some Christmas shopping. It’s all in the spirit of Hatchlands’ last private owner, H.S. Goodhart-Rendel, who used to throw Christmas parties for the village children at Christmas in the 1950s. 17th and 18th December: Animals in the courtyard 18th December 12 noon and 2pm: Family Christmas Carol concert in the music room.

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Creative wreath making at Box Hill, Claremont Landscape Garden, Landbarn Farm, Runnymede, Winkworth Arboretum and the Witley Centre

Get creative this Christmas in good company. Join our festive workshop and we’ll show you how to make a wreath from the beautiful materials nature provides, such as holly, old man’s beard, butcher’s broom and snowberry gathered locally on the National Trust estates. Landbarn Farm: 2nd and 12th December Witley Centre: 4th and 12th December Winkworth Arboretum: 4th December Claremont Landscape Garden: 5th December Runnymede: 7th December Box Hill: 12th and 13th December Prices vary, see website for times and details www. Cut your own Christmas tree at the Devil’s Punch Bowl

Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl offers you the chance to explore a majestic landscape and pine-clad hilltops with a variety of amazing views across Surrey. On 3rd, 10th and 11th December, harvest your very own Christmas tree. On 17th and 18th December there will be a Christmas choir, seasonal food and donkey rides, plus the chance to meet Mrs Christmas. Free entry, small charge for activities

See four state rooms in the mansion dressed for an Italianate Christmas Masquerade, taking inspiration from the Italian art within the Petworth collection. Enjoy our spectacle of mischief and disguise. Why not don a mask yourself and choose your persona! Surprises await to be discovered for visitors of all ages. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Mince Pie March along the River Wey Saturday 10th December, 1pm Get away from the Christmas shopping mayhem with a good natured stomp along the River Wey. This guided circular walk starts at Town Lock in Weybridge, past Coxes Mill with a chance to warm up with a mince pie and mulled wine at the White Hart. Walk back to Town Lock for a 3.30pm finish. £5 includes mince pie and mulled wine Festive trails for families at Claremont Landscape Garden and Winkworth Arboretum Follow a traditional Christmas trail to get the family outdoors and active during the festive season. Claremont Landscape Garden: 3rd Dec to 4th Jan, 10am3pm Winkworth Arboretum: 21st Dec to 2nd Jan, 10am-3pm Normal admission plus 50p for trail Boxing Day walk at Winkworth Arboretum Monday 26th December, 1pm to 2.30pm Bring family and friends to walk off the mince pies with a stroll around the Arboretum. 1pm Normal admission plus £3 per person New Year’s Day Garden and Belvedere Tower opening Claremont Landscape Garden Sunday 1st Jan 2017, 10am-4pm (Tower open 11am-2pm)
 Climb the Belvedere Tower at Claremont Landscape Garden for a special open day. The gardens are open as usual for a stroll with family and friends. Normal admission New Year’s walk at Winkworth Arboretum Monday 2nd Jan 2017, 2pm-3pm

A Christmas Masquerade at Petworth House 3rd December to 2nd January 2017, 11am-3pm

Meet at the kiosk for a seasonal guided walk around the Winkworth Arboretum to start the year in style. Normal admission plus £3 per person FIND OUT MORE For more information on National Trust events, please visit our website at 42

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<40 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD Match Special with over 80 years in the commentary box and touring the globe between them, Henry and Peter have some great tales to tell. It takes place at The Arts Centre in Cranleigh and you can book tickets now at 01483 278000 or online at I went to see them a year or so ago and it was a very entertaining evening. Myrtle’s Courtyard Christmas Fair Friday 25th November 10am - 2pm Come and shop for beautiful gifts at our long established Christmas fair in a lovely rural setting on the Hampton Estate. Enjoy a mince pie and glass of mulled wine while browsing our selection of wonderful stalls. We have handcrafted jewellery and textiles, ceramics, ironmongery, liqueurs, children’s gifts, festive wreaths, clothing and much more. Entrance Donation £4. Address: Myrtle’s Courtyard, Hampton Estate, Littleworth Road, Seale, GU10 1JH. For further information find them on Facebook at ‘Myrtles Courtyard Christmas Fair 2016’. Winter Fair Saturday 26th November 11am-3pm The following day, The Clockhouse is holding their Winter Fair. Entry by donations. There will be a tombola, several stalls where you will be able to buy Christmas presents, and mulled wine, beef rolls and mince pies. Raffle tickets are on sale at The Clockhouse now and there will be plenty of prizes. They look forward to seeing you there.


The Cranleigh Art and Crafts Society Saturday 26th November 9.30am-4pm They are holding their popular Craft Market in the Village Hall, Cranleigh. Many handcrafted items will be for sale which make interesting gifts. Do pop in, enjoy the refreshments and have a good look around. Entrance is free and should you like to book a table, the cost for non members is only £14. Contact Dennis on 01483 898206. Taste of France Saturday 26th November 7pm There’s no need to cross the Channel for a taste of France, because France is coming to Ewhurst! Taking place in Ewhurst Village Hall, this Taste Of France event, in association with Taurus Wines, is in support of Ewhurst’s beautiful ancient Parish Church. It’s full of French flavour with a welcome glass of bubbly, live Can-Can dancers, wine tasting and a wine quiz as well as a 3-course French-style dinner, licensed bar, French holiday silent auction and raffle. Tickets cost £25 and are limited so hurry to book your place now - call 01483 275047 or email geoff@ewhurstgreen. St Peters Advent Concert Saturday 26th November This concert is a first for St Peters Church, Church Lane, Hascombe and is designed to provide a sparkling evening’s entertainment organised by Levine Andrade with his Tapestry Orchestra. Tickets with numbered seating include

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a glass of mulled wine/non-alcoholic drink and mince pies for those staying in the church after the concert. The White Horse pub, which is under new management and has been getting some great reports, will arrange a post-concert menu from which diners can select in advance either a 2 or 3 course meal. Call 01483 208258 for your pre-booked dinner preferably 2 weeks prior to the concert, and be in the pub by 8.30/8.45pm latest. Your ticket includes a glass of champagne. Early dinner bookings are recommended. The concert is in aid of Reedham Children’s Trust which helps children who are growing up in families struggling with poverty, illness, disability and abuse. To find out more about how you can help transform the lives of vulnerable children, visit Her Majesty the Queen is the Patron. St Peters Church Fabric Fund requires funds to pay for repairs to walls, tombstones and other fabric. St Peters is open to all denominations and is especially welcoming to all residents in Hascombe and the neighbourhood whether for services, baptisms, weddings, funerals, Easter and Christmas concerts and family events. Cranleigh Walking for Health The Cranleigh Walking for Health group meets every week on Thursdays (short walks starting at 10.30am) and Wednesdays and Saturdays (longer 1.5 hour walks starting at 11am) at the Leisure Centre, whatever the weather! Do go along and join them for sociable, free led walks in the beautiful, autumnal countryside.


Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit The Royal County Hospital Charitable Fund has started fund raising for a dedicated Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit which will cost in the region of £600K. It is a sad fact that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage. The new unit will provide a quiet calm place where women won’t find themselves surrounded by the sound of healthy babies and joyous families. If you feel you could help with a donation, you can text RSCH22 followed by an amount from £1 to £10 to 70070. You can also ring 01483 464146 or email Also, more information is available at fundraising. Surrey Hills Arts This summer you may have noticed some rather striking looking sculptures popping up along the Greensand Way. These distinct pieces of art are part of the Inspiring Views project delivered by Surrey Hills Arts. Funded through the Mittal Foundation, this project has worked with landowners to open up hidden views along the Greensand Way, improve access and commission artists to interpret the views through art, poetry and sound. Five sculptors and designers were commissioned to create sculptural benches at viewpoints along the Greensand Way at Gibbet Hill, Reynards Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold and Hascombe Hill. Why not get out this autumn and see these beautiful benches. You can even


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Each season is so distinct, yet so very special, offering us various gifts and opportunities until the moment has passed and the next season arrives with its offerings. November might seem like a quiet period in the garden, but this month offers us the valuable chance to move any plants that aren’t growing well, or indeed any that have grown rather too well and have now outgrown their current situation. I am often asked by people who keenly ordered spring flowering bulbs, and then forget to plant them, if they have missed the boat. Should they delay planting until next autumn? No, you haven’t missed the boat at all, at least not yet, though if you forget again you might do. Better late than never as they say - for your bulbs will not keep to be planted next autumn. If you haven’t already planted your camassia, allium, crocus, narcissus, tulip, lilies, hyacinth and other spring flowering bulbs, whether you’re planting directly in the ground, or in containers, do plant your bulbs now, or as soon as you can. Bare root plants are field-grown, and the plants are lifted and dispatched to customers whilst they are dormant. This is weather dependent, but it’s usually from November until March. Bare root plants are far more economical to purchase than container grown plants. Roses, trees, fruit trees, raspberry canes, strawberries, as well as bushes, such as gooseberries


Mycorrhizal fungi are naturally found in our soils. For over five hundred million years, these organisms have been connecting with plants. Together they form symbiotic relationships - the fungi effectively work in partnership with the plant, to create a stronger, wider reaching root system. This enhanced root system helps the plant to withstand periods of drought and stress, and allows for quicker establishment after planting. You can purchase a concentrated amount of these beneficial, UK grown, fungi at nurseries and garden centres. Mycorrhizal fungi are ideal to use whether you’re planting bare root plants, container-grown plants, or moving plants within your garden. A gel form of Mycorrhizal fungi is available for bare root plants, whilst there are also selections of Mycorrhizal fungi formulated for container grown plants, roses, bulbs, lawns and more. If you are planning to light a bonfire, thoroughly check your bonfire stack before lighting to spare any hedgehogs. The easiest method is to gather your materials, checking as you go, and then light your bonfire immediately. But if you have already sited your bonfire stack, but have yet to light it, your bonfire will appear the perfect hibernating spot for hedgehogs, who may have already moved in. In this instance, it’s best to move your bonfire to a new site, and then light it. It may take extra time and effort, but it is worth it to know you haven’t killed a hedgehog… Beth Otway

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<46 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD go on the ‘Inspiring Views’ walk to take in a few, created by i-footpath, For more information on Surrey Hills Arts and the Inspiring Views project visit Eleanore & the Lost - Cranleigh Arts Centre Saturday 26th November After winning many fans with the release of debut album ‘Parlour Game’, Eleanore & the Lost (a symphonic rock band with elements of folk and prog) have enthralled audiences with stunning live performances, showcasing Eleanore’s spectacular four octave range and Kate Bush-esque vocals. As such, it really is no wonder that all the reviews they’ve received have showered them with compliments. The live show, complete with strings, dancing and video plus full performances of both her albums is a treat for fans - not to be missed! Tickets are £11 (concessions £7.75) and are available at or by ringing the Box Office on 01483 278000. Extend Exercise for over 60’s Would you like to join these fun fitness exercise classes? They sit and stand and dance and play. Have a go, just turn up on Mondays at 2.30pm to the Gostrey Centre in Farnham. Also, on Wednesdays at 11.30am at The United Reform Church in Godalming and on Thursdays at 2pm at St. Joan’s in Farnham. For more information, call Joanna Payne on 07880 722272, email



Christmas Gift Fair Saturday 26th November 11am-3pm If you are looking for a non-stop shop for your Christmas gift shopping, almost 60 unique stalls will be at Priors Field School, Godalming for their annual Christmas Fair. Gifts for everyone, including the family pets. Clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, food and drink, health, beauty and stunning gifts for the house and garden. Free Parking on site. Entry £3, children free. Winkworth Arboretum – Godalming Sunday 27th November There’s a tree-planting workshop. Mark the start of National Tree Planting Week and learn from their expert on how to plant and look after trees. £3 entry plus normal admission. For more information, visit winkworth-arboretum or call 01483 208477. Hydestile Resident Animals Christmas Fair and Talk Sunday 27th November 11am-4pm This takes place at Milford Village Hall and the first talk is at 12pm and second talk is at 2.30pm. There will be their Christmas cards, sales goods and various other stalls. Refreshments will be available. New Opera House West Horsley Having been brought up in Horsley, I was very interested to read a while ago that West Horsley Place had been inherited

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Not Another Election Article No matter how hard I try, it appears there is no escaping the furore that is the US Presidential Election. It is everywhere. There seems to be an underlying assumption that the eventual winner will somehow be the saviour of the free world, as we know it. However I have some bad news. Both candidates are flawed. Neither will save you, nor give you the future you want. Even those political leaders closer to home, will not be able to help you.

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by Bamber Gascoigne (of University Challenge fame) from his great aunt The Duchess of Roxburghe. West Horsley Place is a Surrey demi-Eden: a glorious sprawling 15th century house surrounded by formal gardens with secret corners, aged trees, box hedges and a majestic crinkle crankle wall. I have always been fascinated by this beautiful building but the nearest I ever got to it was when a fete on one of the lawns, many years ago. So, what a surprise to hear that Grange Park Opera who have established themselves as one of festival Europe’s leading opera festivals, is building a new opera house behind the house in an ancient orchard. The creation of a four-tier opera house modelled on La Scala, Milan is probably the most thrilling thing happening in UK opera today. There is a miraculous pace to the building work: the foundations and orchestra pit are finished, the steel frame is rising and the roof goes on at the start of November. There will undoubtedly be a great fanfare when the opera house opens on Thursday 8th June with Joseph Calleja in Tosca (Puccini). The festival also presents an evening with Bryn Terfel and performances of Die Walküre (Wagner) and Jenufa (Janacek). There are 100 pairs of free tickets to the 2017 festival. Just tell them your favourite opera and you will be included in the ballot which will take place at the end of December. By entering the ballot at they will be able to invite you to tours of the house and garden. Electric Theatre Jazz Café Tuesday 29th November 7.30pm They feature The Ridouts - Mark, Tom and Alex (2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year) Two generations of great jazz musicians come together as Mark Ridout, one of the most sought-after guitarists on the UK jazz scene, is joined by his daughter Alex on trumpet and son Tom on sax and recorder. Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, Alex is currently studying at The Purcell School of Music and at The Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music. Tom, also a finalist in this year’s BBC Jazz Young Musician award, was awarded the prestigious Richard Turner Jazz Prize while studying jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. It takes place at The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ. Tickets £12 from The Electric Theatre box office on 01483 444789. The Godalming Air Cadets Wednesday 30th November They will be holding their next recruit trial night on 30th November. The evening is an opportunity for you to try out some of the activities they do and for parents to learn more about this amazing organisation. Details about the Air Training Corps, the activities they do and registration for the evening can be found on their website www. Christmas Shopping Evening and Light Switch-on RHS Garden Wisley Wednesday 30th November 6.30pm Come and see the Jigantics lights Switch-on at 6.30pm

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Method: 1. Start by preheating a heavy bottom pan and melting the coconut oil. Once hot add finely chopped shallots, garlic, chilli, ginger, turmeric and finely minced fresh herbs. 2. Sauté for a few minutes on low heat. Then add a good pinch of salt, finely chopped leek, carrot, mushrooms, olives and celery. Add tamari sauce and seaweed. 3. Add approx 2 litres of cold water and heat it up until simmering. Simmer gently for a couple of hours, add more water if necessary. At the end turn the heat off, mix in the lime juice and miso and serve at approx 6080°C temperature. 4. To make a thicker broth, take out some of the seaweed, place in a blender with enough broth liquid to cover the solids and blend well until you get a smooth puree. Pour the puree back into the main pot and stir. 5. If you prefer to make a big batch to use later or to freeze, allow the broth to reduce to a concentrate on very low heat. Then place all the contents in a blender and blend well till you get a thick cream. Upon defrosting use as a soup stock or as a broth by adding warm water, extra veggies or herbs. * Try adding medicinal mushroom powders - or even better, whole medicinal mushrooms, such as reishi - to your seaweed broth and allow them to extract naturally while your broth is simmering.

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Ingredients 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil; 2 small shallots; 2 cloves of garlic; 1 strand of fresh thyme; 5-6 leaves of fresh sage; 3-4 leaves of mint; 8-10 naturally cured black olives with pits; ½ inch of fresh turmeric; 1 leek; 1 carrot; 2-3 stalks of celery; ½ inch of ginger; ½ inch of chilli; 60g of shiitake mushrooms (optional); 50g of dry sea spaghetti ; 40g of dry wakame (or the equivalent of any other seaweed); juice of 1-2 limes (to taste); 4 tbsp tamari; 2 tbsp unpasteurised miso; big pinch of unprocessed sea salt

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RECIPES Ingredients 120g ground almonds; 140g oat flour; 30g maca or lucuma (optional); 100g cacao or cocoa powder; 175g coconut sugar; 100g coconut butter, melted or softened; 100g medjool dates, pitted; 75g cacao butter or coconut oil, melted; 100g water and 100g walnuts. Icing sugar to serve. Makes 8-10 squares Method: 1. In a food processor, blend the first set of ingredients to combine well. 2. Add the second set of ingredients and pulse to mix. 3. Finally, add the last set of ingredients and half of the walnuts and pulse to combine. The mix should come together in the food processor and just form a ball. 4. Don’t over process the mix or you’ll break down the walnuts too much and leave no texture to them. 5. Line a baking tin of your choice ( mine was a 6 inch square springform tin ) with cling film, or use a silicone mould, and press the mix into the base of the tin. You don’t need to worry about it looking perfect on top. 6. Roughly chop the remaining walnuts and sprinkle them on top of the brownie, pressing them down into the top. 7. Pop the tin in the fridge or freezer to set, about 10-20 minutes. 8. Once firm, remove and cut. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for months. Allow to come to room temp before eating, so they’re lovely and soft. For an extra treat, warm them in the dehydrator for 30 minutes before eating!

Spiced Hot Chocolate From Wild Food Cafe This is a magical recipe for a rich, silky, creamy, smooth, luxurious and enchanting hot chocolate treat! The combination of spices and raw cacao create a truly heartwarming drink that is a staple drink during the cold winter months.

Ingredients 60g of arriba nacional or other high-grade, sustainably sourced raw cacao paste (100% cacao with no sweetener); 3 tbsp raw almond butter; 1 tbsp coconut butter; 3 tbsp maple syrup; 1 tbsp raw honey or other sweetener; 1-2 tbsp of carob/ lúcuma powder; seeds from 4-5 cardamom pods ¼ tsp cinnamon; 1 tsp of chaga or other medicinal mushroom extract (we like to wild things up a little!); seeds from 1/2 a vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla essence; pinch of unprocessed sea salt; 600-1000ml of water (up to you how rich you’d like to go!)

Method: 1. Make almond milk by blending almond butter with just enough water to cover the blades of your blender till you get a smooth cream. Add the rest of the water, pinch of salt, cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon and 1 tbsp of sweetener. Blend again. 2. Divide the milk in half. Pour one half of the milk in a pot with cacao paste, coconut oil, 3 tbsp of sweetener (maple syrup) over low heat. Stir slowly. 3. When the cacao paste starts to melt (approx 65°C), pour the contents of the pot into a high-speed blender, add 1-2 tbsp of carob/lúcuma, chaga extract and blend till you get a rich and smooth chocolatey drink. 4. Slowly heat the remaining almond milk to approx 65°C while stirring. 5. Serve by filling half a glass or cup with the rich chocolate almond milk. Then slowly pour your warmed ‘white’ almond milk on top, leaving froth last.

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Godalming Musical Firework Extravaganza Friday, 4 November

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The firework and funfair site will open at 6.30pm and the firework display will be set off at 8pm. Why not begin the evening by taking part in the torch-lit procession? The procession starts from the bo�om of Church Street. Torches will be available to buy from 6.30pm and at 7.15pm, the procession will set off via the High Street, for the Burys. Once the procession arrives at The Burys the fireworks will dance to the ‘music of the movies’. The only place to see and hear all the firework show will be on The Burys field. Great value Family �ckets at £15 are available for two adults and up to three children under 16 years old, which will give you entry to the fireworks and funfair and to take part in the torch-lit procession. Just print out your �cket and bring it to Crown Court to get your entry wristbands then either take a stroll to join the procession in Church Street or enjoy the fun of the fair by The Burys field. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at

For more informa�on call 01483 523575 Individual Adult �ckets £6.40 and children’s (under 16 years old) �ckets £3.50 available on the night. Child �cket holders must be accompanied by an adult �cket holder.

Christmas Craft Fair at RHS Garden Wisley Craft In Focus is returning to RHS Garden Wisley from 23-27 November to stage the UK’s leading popular Christmas craft and design fair.

creativity from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers. This event really is a refreshing alternative to Christmas shopping on the predictable high street.

The craft fair will be held in floored and heated marquees in front of the main entrance and features around 170 of the UK’s finest professional contemporary craftworkers and artists working in wood, glass, metal, textiles, ceramics and more. The UK has a wealth of individual and talented designer makers and artists who produce wonderful original items that simply cannot be found amongst the mass-produced and imported goods on the high street. Craft In Focus has selected the best of these to show at the Christmas event.

The event incorporates a Food Pavilion for a “Taste of Christmas”. Delicious food on offer includes olive oils, handmade chocolate and fudge, fruit infused spirits, Christmas cakes, truckle cheeses and a selection of English preserves and chutneys. Throughout the event there will be live music from the classical guitar sounds of The Corcovado Project and Aquillo, an instrumental guitar duo.

All exhibitors at Craft In Focus events design and make the work that they display and are selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability. The event is a must visit for anyone seeking something unusual and original and produced by an individual business that has a real passion for the work they create. Visitors will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking

The craft fair opens from 9am each day. Admission is £10 and includes free admission to the Garden. RHS Members and accompanied under 16s free. For further information contact Craft In Focus 01622 747 325 or visit: Venue address: RHS Garden Wisley, Nr Woking, GU23 6QB.


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Pop-Up Festive Pub at the Rose Throughout November and December the new owners of the Rose and Crown are opening a festive themed Pop-Up Pub.

Autumn has arrived at The Woolpack this month with the launch of its new seasonal menu. The dishes are hearty, yet classic, including Slow Roast Belly Pork, Traditional Woolpack Fish Pie and Goats Cheese and Roasted Pepper Pasta. There is also a daily specials board which often features signature Italian dishes, courtesy of Italian Head Chef and Owner Gina, or a fresh ‘catch of the day’. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, then we’re sure the homemade stone-baked pizzas will. And, if there’s any room left, the dessert trolley is wheeled to the table for the finale. Sample the new menu at lunchtime or dinner on any Monday to Thursday for 20% off your food bill. Check out the website for menu details at

Whether you want to relax and cosy up or party your festive stockings off we have got locally produced craft beers, ales, wines and gin with a selection of frosted and mulled festive cocktails for all to indulge in. All complemented by a smorgasbord of goodies from the Godalming Butchers. We shall be showcasing amongst others: Crafty Brewing Company, Firebird Brewery,Silent Pool Distillers, The Garden Cider Company, Denbies Wines, Surrey Hills Brewery and Blackdown Cellar. For group bookings and private hire please contact Website Telephone number 01483 421888

Côte est arrivé Côte are delighted to be opening an elegant Parisianstyle brasserie in a Grade II listed building, right in Godalming’s picturesque heart. Famous for being the first town in the world to receive a public electricity supply, the market town of Godalming is steeped in history. With parts dating as far back as the 15th century, the historic High Street building still bears many of its original features. Côte have worked with care and consideration in order to maintain and celebrate the period character; showcasing the decorative oak posts, which support the first floor, as well as restoring other elements to their former glory. The pretty ground floor window shutters, statement front door and interior ceiling beams, all of which date way back in the building’s past, are now charming highlights of the new restaurant. Being set back from the road, the restaurant’s positioning brings with it the perfect opportunity to build two raised dining terraces, allowing for approximately 50 covers overlooking the High Street. A perfect spot from which to watch the world go by.

Côte have spent approximately £1 million on the refurbishment, which will offer further dining choice for both tourists and locals, as well as providing around 50 new jobs in the area. Guests will always find classic brasserie favourites such as steak frites, tuna Niçoise and chargrilled cornfed Breton chicken on the menu. There’s a tempting selection of desserts on offer and Côte’s must try crème caramel is a much-loved house speciality. The breakfasts are also well worth trying. With long lazy brunches very much en vogue at the moment, at weekends, breakfast is served until 1pm. VantagePoint readers can win a voucher worth £70 to spend in Côte Godalming. Please visit the competition page on our website at

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and enjoy a late night shopping evening until 8.30pm. Find sparkling seasonal decorations, unique gifts, plants and books to make your Christmas shopping a pleasure. For full details on this event call 0845 260 9000, email wisley@rhs. or go to their website Christmas Bazaar Saturday 3rd December 10am-1.30pm Cranleigh & District Lion Tamers are holding their annual Christmas Bazaar in Cranleigh Village Hall There will be several stall holders selling their own gifts and crafts. They will also be selling their usual homemade cakes, pickles and jams, knitted gifts, jewellery etc. Why not go along and kick start your Christmas present buying or find some unusual stocking fillers for the children from the large variety of stalls. If anyone would like to hire a table to sell their own home made goods then please ring Kathy on 01483 275134 for more details. Harvest your own Christmas tree Saturdays 3rd, 10th & Sunday 11th December 10am-2pm Takes place at Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Bring along a saw and pair of gloves to choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Trees from £15. More at www. Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure Thursday 8th to Saturday 24th December The producers of the Santa Adventures are delighted to return to G Live in Guildford this Christmas for the fourth year running with this must see interactive show. Filled with


songs, nursery rhymes and magic, Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure promises to be a truly unforgettable experience, including the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience – a guaranteed white Christmas at every performance! Performances take place at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 4pm (see website for daily schedule). Tickets: Children £12.50/14.50, Adults £13.50/15.50, Family of 4 £46/54. Call the Box Office on 01483 369350 or go to Running time: 70 minutes with no interval (including a meet and greet with Santa Claus). Suitable for children aged 2+. Concert – Advent to Christmas Thursday 8th December The Wessex Chamber Choir, many of whom live in this area, invite you to their annual Christmas concert to be held this year at Crondall Church on 8th December at 7.30pm. For more information email Open Mic Night at Fosters 1883 Club Witley Saturday 10th December Calling all local musicians - Show off your talents at this Open Mic Night! All abilities are welcome - They’ll have a PA and speaker system set up and the ability to download / play backing tracks if you need to. This is a great night of entertainment. So go along and support some incredible local talent. Fosters 1883 is situated on the Petworth Road in Witley, between the White Hart and the cricket pitch. For any questions, email

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WALK - Dunsfold to Hascombe The walk takes you through woods and fields with some short climbs, one quite steep. You could refresh yourself either just over half way around, at the White Horse in Hascombe, or at the end, at the Sun at Dunsfold where there is a special offer for VantagePoint readers, below right. The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club (see

The walk 1. Facing the houses, go left for a few yards to turn right into a road running back between the houses and away from the main road. Walk to a junction where a yellow arrow points left. Here, go straight ahead along its graveled drive towards ‘Barns Meadows’. Pass the house on a narrow path along its right-hand side and reach Hookhouse Road. Go left along this road for about ½ mile. 2. Walk past a left turn with a signpost left then past a left turn to Church Green and then past a left turn to Dunsfold Church. Also, pass the driveway to Field Place and keep going until reaching a sign pointing left to Pear Tree Green. Follow this and walk up to take a stile at the right-hand side of Pear Tree Cottage. In the field go left, along its edge. Enter another field and then a wood. Walk through the wood to the other side and a T-junction with a wide track at a 3-way signpost. Here, turn left. Follow the wide track. It swings right and then you fork right, off of it, at another 3-way signpost. The path climbs up to emerge at Markwick Lane at the side of Markwick Farm. 3. Go straight over the road and follow a footpath climbing away at right angles to the road. At a yellow arrow pointing right go straight on. A few yards further up the track swings sharply right but you go on, following a narrow path slightly left and up into trees. Follow the path steeply up, forking right twice, until, at the top, emerging on a wider crossing track. Go right for 20 yards and then turn left along a wide but still unsigned track. Keep going for about ½ mile, following the obvious track and ignoring lefts and rights. Eventually, at a cross paths, the path ahead starts to descend. 4. At the bottom reach a T-junction with a field ahead. Turn right and walk along the edge of one field and the straight on into another field. On the far side you reach the Godalming Road, opposite the White Horse pub. Cross straight over and take Nore Lane, a track running uphill along the right-hand side of the pub. Keep going. After passing Hascombe Place Farm, the track swings right but you carry straight on along a narrow path. You parallel fields (on your left-hand side). At the top of a small rise, ignore a footpath right immediately followed by a footpath left. Instead, carry straight on. 62

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5. The path descends through trees and swings right as it runs along the side of the hill. At a T-junction, with a tennis court on your right, go right. The path later emerges from trees to give you excellent views to your left and you pass a (modern folly) stone circle. Keep going and, just beyond it, reach a barn. Go over a stile into a small bare field and then out through a gate onto the drive of Lodge House (which is away up to the right). 6. Go left, down the drive. At a T-junction go right for 20 yards and then left over a stile into a field. Head straight out, keeping a clump of trees and scrub and reeds on your left. Go over a stile onto Godalming Road and cross straight over into another field. The path heads slightly left straight across the very large

field, crosses a farm drive and reaches Dunsfold Road. Turn right and walk down about ¾ mile to the start point. The Sun pub is just beyond this.

DISTANCE: 5½ miles OS MAPS: Explorer 134 Crawley & Horsham, Cranleigh & Billingshurst STARTING POINT: The village car park by the “TotemPole” on the green at Dunsfold, a few yards along the road from the Sun public house. REFRESHMENTS: The Sun Inn, Dunsfold - 01483 200242 The White Horse, Hascombe - 01483 208258 Neither the publisher nor the author can accept any responsibility for any changes, errors or omissions in this route. Diversion orders can be made and permissions withdrawn at any time.

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Festive Cruises on The Wey & Arun Canal From 11th December Bookings are already being taken for the extremely popular Santa Cruises which will be running in December. Trips depart at 11am, 12noon and 2pm and cost £10 per person to include festive refreshments and a gift from Santa for all children under 12 years of age. New for 2016 is a Santa Cruise for the Grownups on Friday 16th December, 7.30pm-9pm. Santa tells us that Christmas is not just for the children and invites adults to join him for a 90 minute trip along the canal whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine with snacks, and seasonal sing-along music. Santa will also have a small gift for everyone! Tickets cost £15 per person. On Boxing Day and New Year’s Day festive trips depart at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm. Tickets: £5 for adults; £2.50 for children. Booking in advance is essential for all the trips. Full details are available on the website and bookings can be made online. Alternatively call The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email . Also www.

Godalming Choral Society Sunday 11th December 7.30pm Here is something to really get you in the Christmas spirit. Godalming Choral Society will be performing Carl Orff’s exciting Carmina Burana, a selection from Handel’s Messiah and some seasonal carols in the beautiful Great Hall, Charterhouse, Godalming GU7 2DX. They will be conducted by Michael Veazey. Tickets are £15 (£8 for students) and are available from Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming; Guildford Tourist Office, 155 High Street, Guildford, 01483 444333; Godalming Choral Society Ticket Office on 07505 203468 or online at www. Christmas with the National Trust Christmas is a time of warmth and celebration, tradition and excitement. There’s loads on offer especially for children, from seasonal craft-making activities and visits from Father Christmas, to themed adventure trails through their houses and gardens. You’ll also find seasonal homemade treats in their cafes, and shops fully stocked with gifts to suit all pockets. For more information and ideas for great value family days out go GET IN TOUCH

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To celebrate their recent opening, Côte Brasserie is offering VantagePoint readers an opportunity to win £70 in meal vouchers. Situated at The Square, 7-11 High Street, Godalming, Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. On the menu, you will find brasserie favourites such as steak frites, tuna Niçoise and moules marinières. For dessert, Côte’s crème caramel is a house speciality. There is also a French-inspired breakfast menu, where the eggs Benedict is gaining quite a following. At £10.95 for two courses and £12.95 for three courses the weekday lunch and early evening set menu provides outstanding value and lends itself perfectly to a quick lunch or relaxed dining. To win a £70 voucher please answer the following: Q: What building in Godalming does the new Côte occupy? Please enter online at by 30th November 2016.

WIN FOUR TICKETS TO ALADDIN AT THE YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE VantagePoint and Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre have teamed up to give you the chance to win four tickets to the glitter-filled, action-packed family pantomime Aladdin on Tuesday 13th December at 7pm. Ready to make all your wishes come true, award-winning actress, singer and musical theatre performer Janie Dee stars as the Genie. She is joined by Guildford favourites, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon and (water pistols at the ready!) Jamie Brook. Following her captivating performance in the West End production of War Horse, Emma Thornett will play the title role and PC Pongo will be played by none other than film star Ray Griffiths. Enter for the chance to join them on a magic carpet ride adventure. To win four tickets, please answer this question: Q: Who stars as the Genie? Please enter online at by 30th November 2016

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE BLOFELD AND BAXTER - ROGUES ON TOUR The brand new show, taking place at Cranleigh Arts Centre on 25th November, contains all new tales from the travels of two of the world’s best-loved broadcasters. Having already extended their hugely successful tour once this year, Blowers and Backers are taking to the road again this Autumn due to popular demand. Rogues on the Road is crammed full of even more wonderful (and occasionally outrageous) anecdotes from two extensive careers spent broadcasting around the globe. Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved and recognisable broadcasters, while legendary producer of TMS Peter Baxter has been corralling lost passports, misplaced visas, and errant broadcasters for over 34 years. To win a pair of tickets on Friday 25th November, please answer this question: Q: What is Henry Blofeld’s catchphrase? Please enter online at by 16th November 2016. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By entering these competitions you agree to receive periodic emails from VantagePoint Magazine, Vantage Publishing Ltd and the originator of the competition you are entering. You can opt out of receiving these at any time and your data will never be passed on for use by third parties. The prizes are non-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.

VantagePoint Magazine November 2016 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

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VantagePoint Magazine November 2016 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

Your best view of what's going on locally