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• THE EDITOR'S NOTE As ever, it was a real treat to get to this year's Chelsea Flower Show. By chance, I also managed to bump into our lovely gardening writer Beth Otway when I went to see our advertiser, David Neale from NealeRichards Garden Design, who was showing a garden he had created in conjunction with Silent Pool Gin distillers. It was a really lovely creation and we were all delighted that the garden was awarded a SIlver-Gilt Medal by the RHS. Even better, it was chosen by the public as the Best Space to Grow garden. Beth has written a piece in this issue to celebrate this great achievement. I think a large Silent Pool gin and tonic is definitely in order! Speaking of gardens, I was fortunate to go and visit Frogmore House in early June, which was open to the public through the National Garden Scheme. What a treat! While the house itself, the venue for the evening reception for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is perhaps a little disappointing, the gardens more than made up for it. Frogmore's garden and lake are largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, the house's first royal resident. The Queen had a passionate interest in botany and introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a picturesque landscape. In the last century, the garden was restored by Queen Mary and enhanced for The Queen's Silver Jubilee. It is a very English garden with majestic trees, lovely plants and very neat lawns which contrast beautufully with areas of wildness. The estate is home to the Royal Mausoleum, containing the tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is not open to the public, but you can see the Royal Burial Ground, which was the final resting place of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor amongst other members of the Royal Family. Worth a visit!

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PLANNING THE PERFECT

Children's Party! Sindy Hammond from The Party Company offers some general advice EVERY CHILD is different and has certain views on their perfect party. My 4 year old wanted a mermaid/unicorn/shimmer and shine party for all of her friends, so we compromised on the theme and thankfully not all her friends were available.

hire a venue. Don’t forget to always look around you, there are so many scout huts, village halls, schools that rent out their venue at reasonable rates, plus they will have all the amenities you need, such as toilets, kitchen and running space. An added bonus is it doesn’t make a mess in your house.

As a mum of two and an independent party shop owner, here are a few hints and tips I’ve picked up along the way.

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

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

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Individual bottles of water or drink cartons help with reducing the spillages but have a jug of water and cups to hand to quench the thirst of all the kiddies running around. A tea station (maybe even a biscuit) for the parents is always a lovely touch too, it means they can relax, natter and help you out when needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VIEWER'S CHOICE! Beth Otway on NealeRichard's winning Chelsea garden IF YOU’RE looking for gardening ideas, the award-winning garden designers at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can always provide you with an abundance of horticultural inspiration. At this year’s show, I particularly enjoyed visiting the Silent Pool Gin Garden, which was designed by Surrey-based garden designer David Neale. For his design for the Silent Pool Gin Garden, David took inspiration from the Silent Pool distillers, the Surrey landscape and David’s family holidays in Dorset. David’s aim was to create a garden using UK-sourced materials, filled with fabulous, British-grown plants, in calming shades of blue, white, and copper, to create a relaxing space to unwind and enjoy a drink, perhaps a Silent Pool gin and tonic? This beautifully-crafted garden was awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society judges, while the public voted in their masses, choosing the Silent Pool Gin Garden as the Best Space to Grow Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. A great accolade and achievement! NealeRichards Garden Design was formed by David Neale and Leigh Richards ten years ago. Together David and Leigh design and build private, public, and commercial gardens throughout the Surrey Hills, London and the South East. Both Leigh and David studied at Merrist Wood College, and David also holds a degree in fine art from the University of Creative Arts in Farnham. We often think of low-maintenance gardens as being rather staid, dull, and uninspiring, but David Neale’s design for the Silent Pool Gin Garden demonstrates rather wonderfully that a small, low maintenance garden can be surprisingly beautiful, relaxing, and luxurious. The Silent Pool Gin

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

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VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY

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

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

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

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VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY commons where they’d been washed away in the winter rains. You also get to see some interesting wildlife whilst you’re out and about, and learn from the interesting people who are co-volunteers.” As some members of the group started to pack away their lunch containers and pick up an assortment of different tools to return to the task in hand, Sarah added: “A very memorable moment for me was when out on the chalk grasslands I saw fields and fields of our native pyramid orchids that hadn’t been there before. But now that the area has been cleared their habitat has been restored.” The enthusiasm in Sarah’s voice was uplifting. “I’m also doing what the Trust calls ‘lookaring’ - which means I’m out checking the cattle on the grazing compartments. I help check to see that they’re all together and look out for their general health.” “I’ve always been a keen birdwatcher, and enjoyed butterflies without necessarily knowing that much about them,” said John. “But with the trust, people I’m working with are specialists in butterflies or insects or plants and you get to learn a great deal from them. I’ve seen several species of butterfly that I haven’t previously seen. As a consequence, I have now volunteered also for the Butterfly Conservation to do some work with them as well.” Images from top: Volunteers Jan Francom and Peter Stevenson (left and right) with curator Alison Pattison and volunteer co-ordinator Angela Terelek; Godalming Museum from the back.

“Having decided to wind down my consultancy business I wanted to find something a little bit different to do, meet people, and get out into the great Surrey countryside,” explained Sarah Brown. “I come along every Monday, rain or shine. It’s great to get off the beaten track and go to places that you’d never usually go to. It’s really varied and I love getting physical as well. But if you’re not that fit there is always a job that you can do in the group. I had tennis-elbow for a good seven months but was still able to contribute.” Fellow volunteer John Tallon agreed: “I retired at Christmas after 40 years working in an office and wanted to do something useful, healthy and outdoors. With the Trust we do a variety of different things. At the moment we are working on fencing because grazing cattle are being brought in to keep the scrub down in some areas. I have also done scrub clearance, and rebuilt footpath steps on one of the local July 2018

At Godalming Museum, I was introduced by Angela Terelek, their volunteer co-ordinator, to two experienced volunteers who were keen to explain why they enjoy working at the museum. “I had always wanted to volunteer here because, although it’s not a very big museum, it’s very friendly and very interesting,” said Jan Francom. “When I left work to spend some time with my elderly mother it gave me the opportunity to join as a gallery steward.

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

“I do help out with other tasks such as running the café and supporting the front desk volunteers, but I can move around the museum with customers to help them. And having volunteered here for almost eight years I also now assist Alison, the curator, with the collection.”

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

a range of expertise from very varied backgrounds as well.

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

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Godalming Museum’s 200-year-old clock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golden Auriculas • GARDENING

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Lockyer. Bill, his wife Joan, and their son Simon shared a love of gardening, and together they grew many plants, including double-flowered Auriculas, known as Florist’s Auriculas. As the Lockyers’ passion for Auriculas grew, they began exhibiting their plants at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where they first showed their Auriculas alongside those of the legendary Auricula specialist, Brenda Hyatt, before moving on to host their own exhibits. Bill and Simon exhibited their Auriculas at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for over 20 years and they achieved their first Gold Medal together in 2012, repeating this success with consecutive gold medals in 2013, 2014, and 2015. As the Lockyers’ Auricula collection grew, they established a Plant Heritage National Collection of Florists Auriculas (the double flowered form). Sadly, and unexpectedly, Bill Lockyer passed away after a short illness in January 2016. Since his father’s passing, Simon has focused even more of his energy on running W & S Lockyer with his partner Louise Batchelor, who is also from a horticultural family – her father established Eleplants Nursery. W & S Lockyer continued their success at many of the RHS shows around the country, where they won awards and even gold medals for their plants, but with the Auriculas having such a special connection to his father, Simon understandably decided to take a break from exhibiting Auriculas at the Chelsea Flower Show, and W & S Lockyer did not exhibit at Chelsea for the following two years. But this year, Simon and Louise returned with their Auriculas, creating an exhibit in memory of Bill Lockyer, for which the RHS judges awarded them another gold medal. Bill Lockyer was a true gentleman, a family man, and a great friend, and I know that he would be so proud of Simon and Louise winning another gold with their Auriculas! For more information, email simonlockyer39@gmail.com.

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Clockwise from top left: Simon Lockyer with his mother Joan and Louise Batchelor; Simon with Auricula 'Bradford City'. All by Beth Otway.

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Sensational summer strawberries FOOD & DRINK •

Hazelnut Meringue Cake with Strawberry & Rhubarb Strawberries & Raspberries Crumble

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

Roughly chopped fruit with a dash of ginger wine and a crunchy bar crumble topping! This pudd is a great way to have something warming that still tastes like summer.

Ingredients:

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

500g rhubarb, 100ml water, 100 grams golden caster sugar, 1 tbsp Stones ginger wine, 250g strawberries, 75g butter, 175g self-raising flour, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 60g Demerera sugar, 1 Crunchie bar, crushed. Serves 6.

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1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas mark 4. 2. Blitz the hazelnuts in a blender until very fine. 3. Take a clean, grease-free bowl and add the egg whites. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Gradually add the caster sugar spoon by spoon, whisk well in between. Continue until all the sugar has been added and the mixture is thick and glossy, then fold in the hazelnuts. 4. Divide the mixture between three greased and lined Victoria sandwich tins and then bake it in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, until golden. 5. When done, take out of the oven, cool in the tins and then carefully remove. 6. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks and spread a third of the mixture onto one of the meringues. Add a layer of strawberries and raspberries, and then top with the second meringue. Repeat the process with the second and third meringue topping the final meringue with the remaining cream and strawberries until you end up with a top layer of strawberries. To finish, sprinkle with icing sugar! Cook’s tip: Run a knife around the outside of the cake tins to release the meringues and upturn them to get them out of the tin. Carefully peel off the lining paper.

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Ingredients:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas mark 4. 2. Trim and cut the rhubarb and place half of it in a saucepan with the golden caster sugar, the water and the ginger wine and simmer gently until syrupy. 3. Halve the strawberries the place all the fruit and rhubarb syrup into a baking dish. 4. To make the crumble, put the butter, flour into a bowl and rub with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, ginger and the crushed Crunchie bar and sprinkle generously over the fruit. 5. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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Time to bloom

If you would like to help Farnham in Bloom achieve the best possible result this year, please help by picking up stray pieces of litter, always clearing up after your dog, deadheading any flowers that are past their best, reporting graffiti using the online report it form at www.farnham.gov.uk/report and sweeping the pavement outside your home, shop or business. Farnham in Bloom is sponsored by many local businesses. The corporate sponsor is Specsavers in Farnham.

Treat your taste buds There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked produce and it’s even more satisfying when you have picked it yourself.

The finishing touches are being made to Farnham in Bloom 2018 in preparation for this year’s entry into South and South East in Bloom. The judges will arrive in Farnham on Tuesday 10 July for three days of judging. On day one, the entry into the Large Town category will be brought to life with a tour around Farnham and surrounding villages. The Farnham in Bloom team will show the judges how the project reaches beyond the town centre and how community projects such as Bourne Beautification have enhanced the area for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. Day two will focus on projects in the town centre. To achieve gold in the Town Centre category, the judges will be looking for community participation, horticultural achievement and environmental responsibility. Their itinerary includes meeting school children who have planted hanging baskets for display in Central car park and hearing about successful campaigns to improve the environment such as the removal of large waste bins from the alley that adjoins Central car park and West Street. For the first time, West Street Cemetery has been entered into the cemeteries category. The judges will visit the cemetery on the third day of judging. Every year, Farnham in Bloom attracts more and more volunteers who take pride in Farnham. It is their commitment and dedication that means Farnham’s streets are that little bit tidier and more attractive. 24

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This summer, a group of volunteer allotment holders want more people to discover the pleasure of naturally sun-ripened tomatoes, crisp lettuce, fresh herbs and more. They are encouraging people to harvest and enjoy the flavoursome, edible plants which they are growing in containers situated between the supermarket and the car park in South Street. The produce can be harvested from mid-July. The volunteers support the Incredible Edible initiative, which is a movement that aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in towns. There is also an Incredible Edible project growing in Hale. Farnham’s community growing project was inspired by its twin town Andernach, which has been a pioneer of the edible city initiative since 2010.

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Meet the Mayor Councillor David Attfield who represents the communities of Weybourne and Badshot Lea was elected as the new Mayor of Farnham in May. He and his wife Anne were born in Badshot Lea and have lived in the village all their lives. For much of his working life, Councillor Attfield worked for BT. In his role as Mayor, Councillor Attfield represents the whole of Farnham and its surrounding villages. He has chosen to support the charity ‘Garner’s Goes Bananas’. The project aims to raise money to update the activity centre at Garner’s Field campsite which is just outside Farnham and is used by scout groups, other youth organisations and young people taking part in established award schemes. Councillor Attfield has been a Farnham Town Councillor for 15 years and this is the second time he has been elected Mayor: the first was in 2006/07. He is very active in the community and volunteers with Care Farnham and the 1st Farnham Girls’ Brigade. He likes to spend any other spare time with his dogs and horses. Officially Farnham’s first citizen, the Mayor typically attends around 300 engagements during the year. The mayoral year runs from May to May and as well as chairing the town’s Council meetings, the Mayor acts as an ambassador for the town, supporting community groups and projects. Councillor Attfield will be supported by the Deputy Mayor who is Councillor Jill Hargreaves. To invite the Mayor or Deputy Mayor to a local event, download a request form from www.farnham.gov.uk/mayor or call 01252 712667. July 2018

Former Farnham resident honoured

A plaque acknowledging the achievements of a former Farnham resident has been unveiled in South Street by the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor David Attfield. Sir Jeffrey Tate CBE attended Wrecclesham Primary School before joining Farnham Grammar School in 1954. He was born with spina bifida but was determined not to let his disability stand in his way. He graduated from Cambridge and, indebted to the medical profession for enabling him to walk, he originally trained and qualified as a doctor. Sir Jeffrey’s passion for music was evident from a young age and never diminished. It was a chance meeting with the English operatic tenor John Kentish that led to Sir Jeffrey taking up his hobby professionally. He went on to enjoy a distinguished international career, guest conducting almost every major orchestra and opera house in the world. He received a knighthood for his services to British Music Overseas in 2017. The unveiling ceremony was attended by around 40 people including Sir Jeffrey’s sister Jill Denbigh, members of his family and Roger Edgell from the Old Farnhamians’ Association. The Famous Names of Farnham wall celebrates some of the people who were born in Farnham or who lived in the town and made a significant contribution to society. A short biography about each of the 21 people to have so far been honoured with a famous names plaque can be seen at www.farnham.gov.uk/famousnames.

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Cheers!

Non-food businesses can also get involved by collaborating with a food business. You may be an estate agent who teams up with a local baker to offer afternoon tea, a retailer who offers home-made fudge to everybody who makes a purchase or an alternative therapist who offers clients fresh, healthy smoothies. There’s no limit on how you can get involved. To find out more, contact events@farnham.gov.uk or call 01252 712667.

Music in the Meadow Raise a glass of your favourite gin cocktail at this year’s Gin Festival. The two-day Gin Festival marks the start of Farnham’s Food and Drink Festival and tickets are still available for both Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September. The tickets are priced at £12 and this includes your admission to the festival, a complimentary Fever Tree tonic and a souvenir glass. This year, Farnham Town Council will be taking over the whole of the Farnham Maltings so that the 2018 festival can be bigger and better.There will be more gin distillers, live music, a photo booth, free talks by gin experts and plenty of samples for you to try. The Gin Festival has been made possible thanks to sponsorship and support from The Wheatsheaf, Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society and Andrew Lodge Estate Agents.

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer from 3pm to 5pm. Local bands and musicians will perform on the bandstand at Gostrey Meadow and, each week a different local charity will host the tea tent. Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to bring a picnic lunch. The summer in Farnham events programme is sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors. To see who’s playing this week visit www.farnham.gov.uk/events..

Tickets can be bought from the Farnham Maltings box office at www.farnhammaltings.com or call 01252 745444. Farnham Town Council is inviting local businesses to get involved in this year’s celebration of food and drink in Farnham. This is an opportunity for food and drink businesses to attract more customers. You may decide to run a promotion, serve meals made from locally sourced ingredients or create something especially for the occasion such as a Farnham-themed cocktail, a special flavoured cake or a delicious sandwich filling. 26

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Bid for an otter The popular Otter Wey art project which has delighted Farnham residents and visitors of all ages will conclude with the best decorated otters being auctioned. Some of the otters will be sold in a silent auction while others will go under the hammer at a live auction on Monday 9 July.

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There will be one last chance to see the otters together when they go on display at Farnham Castle between 12 noon and 4pm on the day of the auction. Entry to the castle is free and everybody is welcome to visit. Silent auction To bid for your favourite otter in the silent auction, please download the auction bidding form from www. theotterwey.org.uk. The deadline for submitting your bid is 4pm on Monday 9 July. The outcome of the silent auction will be announced on 9 July. Live auction Entry to the live auction is by ticket only and there are just 150 tickets available. If you wish to take part in the live auction, you will also need to register to bid. Entry to the live auction will be from 6pm.There will be drinks and canapes on arrival. The auction will start at 6.30pm and will be run by auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson from Bonhams. You can buy tickets and register to bid in the live auction at www.theotterwey.org.uk. About the project The fundraising community art project was adopted by the former Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge to raise money for Woodlarks and Brightwells Gostrey Centre, which are the charities he supported during his Mayoral year. It is anticipated that the project will raise a significant sum of money for the two charities. The total amount raised will be announced shortly after the auction. The project was run by Farnham Lions, Blooming Arts and Councillor Mike Hodge. Additional support was given by the Farnham South Street Trust, the Farnham Institute Charities and a number of other sponsors. A big thank you goes to everybody who has been involved and supported this unique project.

Improvements take place at West Street Cemetery Work is underway at West Street Cemetery to improve the area for visitors seeking a quiet space to reflect and remember loved ones. The refurbished Garden of Reflection will be separated from the nearby allotments and greenhouses by an attractive wooden fence topped with decorative trellis. This will create a quieter and more private space for people wanting a moment of solitude. New metal railings are also being installed along the boundary that runs between the cemetery and Bishop’s Meadow. The railings match the existing metalwork at the front of the cemetery. This latest work is part of an ongoing programme of activity that aims to preserve the cemeteries as quiet, safe places for visitors to spend time. The cemeteries are also home to a variety of wildlife and Farnham Town Council is keen to encourage greater biodiversity through better weed control and the planting of a wildflower meadow in the older part of the cemetery. Farnham Town Council has committed a significant level of resource into improving the town’s cemeteries. At West Street, this has included restoring the chapel and resurfacing the paths. Anybody who has ideas about how Farnham Town Council can make its cemeteries better is encouraged to send their suggestions to Iain McCready, Business and Facilities Manager at iain.mccready@farnham.gov.uk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society • PROFILE provides help and support with personal care and assistance with tasks and activities associated with daily living.

THE ABBEYFIELD Wey Valley Society a registered charity, with over 30 years’ experience as one of Surrey’s leading providers of sheltered, residential and nursing care across Farnham, Guildford and Haslemere. They pride themselves on providing secure, relaxed, homely environments within their six homes at a cost price with a small surplus to reinvest into care services for older people. They offer appropriate levels of care and support to preserve the privacy, dignity and independence of every person they look after and each resident is treated individually with their care being centred around their needs and choices. Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society also provides a home care service in the Farnham area, aiming to provide a person-centred service tailored to individual requirements, personal choices and wishes. It

There are daily activities within the homes which cover a wide range of interests. There are regular exercise classes from Pilates, chair-based exercises and Tai Chi, also musicbased afternoons including music for health, music therapy and a dementia based singing afternoon once a week run by some of the society's volunteers. They enjoy arts and crafts, and one special craft so far this year was decorating their otter for The Otter Wey Trail, situated in Wey Valley House’s garden at the moment. The society likes to get involved within the local community by running stalls at local events; entering the Farnham Carnival (best in show last year, see left). They also have students from Farnham College who come and volunteer within the homes assisting with outings, one-to-one chats and other day-to-day activities. The society also provides volunteer hours for students doing the Duke of Edinburgh award from Weydon School. Abbeyfield has an active team of volunteers who bring a special touch to all the homes, helping them to stay connected with the local community. These valued volunteers befriend residents and help with activities such as trips to local places of interest, shopping, arts and crafts, games, serving tea and coffee and gardening with residents. The residents enjoy regular outings which would not be possible if it were not for the volunteers providing transport and/or giving up their time to accompany the residents. There are weekly outings available over the summer months including trips to places such as; Windsor Castle, Squires Garden Centre, canal boat trips down the Basingstoke Canal, Painshill Park, Denbies Wine estate, Marwell Zoo, Ramster Gardens, Bombay Sapphire, Wisley Gardens and Southsea. FIND OUT MORE Care Homes 01252 735507 admin@abbeyfieldweyvalley.co.uk Home Care 01252 735522 homecare@abbeyfieldweyvalley.co.uk Volunteering 07557 537911 tracey.pollard@abbeyfieldweyvalley.co.uk

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VISIT OUR BLOG AT WWW.VANTAGEPOINTMAG.CO.UK FOR MUCH MORE! Look out for exclusive online competitions, charity profiles, Jottings from all five magazines, weekend walks and much more... As we write these jottings, I am delighted to say that at long last the exams are coming to an end. We have had two grandchildren doing GCSEs and one doing A-levels not to mention another who has just taken her second year Uni exams. I have to say that they have all worked extremely hard over what seems like months and come through it without getting too stressed. So now it’s time for all you scholars to forget exams and enjoy the summer before the dreaded results day! There is still lots going on and touch wood the weather is behaving itself. Have fun. Farnham ASSIST Chawton House head gardener is generously giving guided tours for Farnham ASSIST fundraising event this summer. They will also have access to the beautiful historic house, owned by Jane Austin's brother and her inspirational writing space. A cream tea will be served with live classical music performed by the Pelly Concert Orchestra. Enjoy an English country day whilst raising money for a worthwhile charity, supporting the older isolated residents of Farnham. Tickets at £16pp can be bought online at eventbrite (an admin fee will be charged) or from their offices at 7 St Georges Yard, GU9 7LW. You can also call 01252 717710 or email info@farnham-assist.org.uk . More information available at www.farnham-assist.org.uk. By the way, if you are a musician and have a little time would you consider volunteering for Farnham ASSIST Charity? They hold monthly services in care homes around Farnham as well as a monthly Silver Service in Farnham Methodist Church. They desperately need people to play at their services. If you feel you could help please contact them on 01252 717710 or info@farnham-assist.org.uk. Guildford Fringe Festival Friday 29th June to Sunday 29th July The festival goes from strength to strength and is fast becoming one of the most popular events in our area. There are literally dozens of different events going on each day, some suitable for the whole family, some more suitable for adult audiences. Venues range from G Live and The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to The Back Room at the Star Inn, The Stoke Pub and The Keep Pub. Also, The Guildhall, Clandon Wood Burial Ground and even The High Street Guildford. Some events are free but to find details of the full programme, go to www.guildfordfringefestival.com. July 2018

CAP Money Course Tuesday 3rd July for 3 consecutive weeks 10am-12 noon Farnham residents are being given another chance to get their finances in order with a popular free course being run by a local church. Members of Weybourne Community Church, are again running the three sessions aimed at helping the local community to best handle finances. The Course has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between. Takes place at Millstream Community Room, Millstream, Farnham GU9 9HT. This course is free to attend, however pre-booking is required. To book and for further information, contact Gille Bulteel on 01252 715542 (evenings) or e-mail info@weybournecommunitychurch. org.uk. For further information, visit www. weybournecommunitychurch.org.uk. The ‘Surprising’ Shepherds Rest Café Tuesday 3rd July 12 noon until 2.30pm I have heard that there is a very special café but it is only open every Tuesday lunchtime. Where is it you say? Well you must get down to a pretty little village called The Sands. Here in the church of The Good Shepherd you will find the Shepherds Rest cafe. Built in 1875, the church was formerly the village school. This gem of a café is located at The Sands, Binton Lane, Farnham GU10 1LJ. Here you will be waited on while enjoying mouthwatering homemade fayre. The menu changes every week and you are assured of ‘surprises’, from the ‘mains specials board’ through to a sumptuous range of ‘desserts’. For group bookings (6 or more) or further information, contact Ann Payne at ann.payne303@btinternet.com or call 01252 782873. Contributions are welcome to the Good Shepherd church extension fund. Yvonne Arnaud Art Exhibition Wednesday 4th to Thursday 19th July Back for the 23rd year, Guildford Arts bring their admissionfree Art Exhibition to the Mill Studio, presenting an exciting display of contemporary paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork from local and nationally renowned artists. All work is for sale, there is an art quiz for younger visitors and on Saturdays, there is an opportunity to

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www.fairtraderoofingandbuilding.co.uk meet the artist. For more information visit www.yvonnearnaud.co.uk or call 01483 440000. The Players of Elstead Wednesday 4th July 8pm The Players of Elstead are holding a casting and recruiting evening at the Youth Centre for their October production to commemorate the end of WW1. They are looking for more actors, singers, stage hands, makeup artists and wardrobe assistants. If you are interested, they would love to hear from you; call 08442 329460. Elstead Afternoon Women’s Institute Thursday 5th July at 2.15pm for 2.30pm Angela O’Connell is the speaker for this meeting, telling ‘The Story of the National Gardens Scheme’. She will talk about when and how it was formed, with the aim of inviting owners of exceptional gardens of quality, character and interest in England and Wales to open them to the public for charity. Later in the month, on 25th July, a coach outing has been arranged to visit the village of Henfield in West Sussex and the nearby Sussex Prairie Gardens. For more information contact Hilary Pettman on 01252 703217. Wimbledon Tea Event Thursday 5th July 3pm–5pm If you haven’t got a ticket for Wimbledon then you are invited 32

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to Syringa Cottage, Littleworth Road, The Sands, GU10 1JW. Here on the lawn you will be served with sandwiches, scones, cakes and, not forgetting the iconic strawberries and cream. Hot and cold refreshments will be available throughout the ‘event’. The latest Wimbledon match will be shown on the big screen. The cost for this extravaganza is a mere £10. To book your court side seat or for further information on the event please contact Ann Payne at ann. payne303@btinternet.com or phone 01252 782873. All proceeds will go towards the Good Shepherd Church extension fund. Cara Dillon at Farnham Maltings Friday 6th July 8pm Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. ‘Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers’ The Guardian. Tickets are £21, pre-show dining and ticket £30 from www. farnhammaltings.com or call 01252 745472. Grills & Guitars Friday 6th July 8.30pm Grills and Guitars returns for another summer of fantastic live music from up-and-coming musicians every Friday night

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during July and August. It is accompanied by delicious food straight from the barbecue. July’s line-up includes Ben Roberts, Little Iris and ‘Grizzly’ Rhys Morgan. Visit Farnham Maltings website, www.farnhammaltings.com, for more details. It is free but you must order a ticket. The BBQ is £9 (must pre-book by noon of day before). Surrey Border Movie Makers Friday 6th July They meet on the first Friday of each month. They are a film making club whose members consist of retired professionals, experienced film makers and complete beginners. They share a love of making films which they do to the best of their ability including holiday films, drama, comedy and documentary. They always welcome new members. If you are interested in seeing what they do, go along to one of their monthly meetings; your first visit is free. They meet at St Joan's Centre, 19 Tilford Road, Farnham GU9 8DJ where there is plenty of parking. Contact secretary@surreyborder.org.uk for more information. They are also on Facebook www.facebook.com/ SurreyBorderMovieMakers/timeline. Sunset Cruises on The Wey & Arun Canal Friday 6th July, Friday 20th July and Friday 3rd August Enjoy a 2½ hour evening trip on the canal watching the scenery change from daylight to dusk whilst enjoying a July 2018

glass of Pimm’s and either a delicious Ploughman’s Supper (Friday 6th July and Friday 3rd August) or a special picnic basket (20th July). The trips depart at 7.30pm and cost £21 per person. Booking in advance is essential and can be done online at www.weyandarun.co.uk. For enquiries about private charters, volunteering opportunities and membership, call The Wey & Arun Canal Trust Office on 01403 752403 or email office@weyandarun.co.uk. Tropicana Nights Friday 6th July 8pm G Live, Guildford specialise in good old fashioned party nights, they guarantee you and your friends will have an incredible night. So, whether you go all out in your favourite 80s outfit or not, you are bound to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into the room. If you want to go back to your fun filled youth, you have definitely got the right place! Welcome to Tropicana Nights. They welcome hen parties and big birthday groups and can provide their ‘VIP’ experience to make your evening a night to remember… for all the right reasons! What are you waiting for?! Over 25s only Tickets are £10, call 01483 739047 or go to www.glive. co.uk . RHS Garden Wisley Friday 6th July 1pm-3pm Flavoursome Fridays takes place every Friday afternoon up

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Real Ale Train Saturday 7th July If real ale is your thing, join up for a trip on the Real Ale Train on the Watercress Line. Supper will be served at 5.15pm and the train will depart at 7.20pm, returning 10.30pm. Tickets at £25 per head and include supper and your first pint! Proceeds go to the Pilgrim Project at Farnham United Reformed Church. Tickets are available from Sue Lang on 07557 951305 or Keith Whiting on 07909 924156 or email sue.lang@hotmail.com. Alternatively call in at the Spire Coffee Bar at the Farnham United Reformed Church any day between 10am and 2pm. Summer Fair Saturday 7th July 1pm-4pm St Peter's School in Wrecclesham is holding a fantastic Summer Fair. Face painting, donkey rides (sponsored by Calibrate Consulting), ice cream, games, a bouncy castle (sponsored by Magikats) and crafts will guarantee fun for all! There will be a delicious BBQ with quality meat donated by Morgan's and a well-stocked bar. The raffle and auction have some fantastic prizes, including family days out, vouchers for meals and spa treatments, hampers and Airshow tickets. There will also be performances on their outdoor stage! Entry is £1 adults, children free. All proceeds to the school PTFA. Garden House Saturday 7th July 11.30am–5pm Bridge House Care Home in Elstead GU8 6DB, is holding a garden party as part of the Elstead WW1 Commemorations. There will be war time singing courtesy of Get Happy

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01252 655849 or Ted on 01420 474321. More information at www.carillonsingers.co.uk. Farnham Afternoon Townswomen’s Guild Tuesday 10th July 2pm The guild meets at Farnham Methodist Church Hall, South Street, Farnham GU9 7RN every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Just pop along and meet the group, enjoy talks, outings and many varied activities in the company of friendly women and enjoy a cup of tea too! For any further details, contact Jill Hale on 01252 712090. The Arts Society – Farnham Evening Wednesday 11th July 7.30pm for 7.50pm Their next evening talk is ‘Cartier: Jeweller of Genius’ and will be held at Farnham College, Morley Road, Farnham GU9 8LU. Judy Rudoe will discuss the period 1900 to 1939 when Cartier’s most original and imaginative designs occurred. This talk will reveal the genius behind Cartier’s luxurious jewels and also the firm’s celebrity clientele from the royal heads of Europe to Indian maharajahs, American heiresses and stars of film and stage. Visitors are most welcome. (£5 if you are a member of another Arts Society (NADFAS) group , or £7). Either show up or email theartssocietyfarnhamevening@gmail. com or call 01252 793811. More information at www. theartssocietyfarnhamevening.org.uk.

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Hale WI Wednesday 11th July 1.45pm Hale WI will meet at the village institute for this special day. They are celebrating their 95th birthday with a tea party, music and a display of their history. Visitors are welcome for a charge of £3.50. Call 01252 714363 or 01252 722817 for further information. Farnham Afternoon Bridge Club Wednesday 11th July They meet at Farnham Maltings every Wednesday afternoon except the first Wednesday in the month. Bridge (Rubber) starts at 1.45pm; they have a short tea break mid-afternoon and finish at 4.30pm. The members all enjoy their bridge and find it a great way to meet together in a nice friendly atmosphere. New members are very welcome and can obtain further information from the Membership Secretary, Eileen Besgrove on 01252 710819. Grayshott Gardens Wednesday 11th July 7.15pm for 8pm At their next Club Night Lecture in The Village Hall Grayshott, they welcome Christine and Keith Haywood with their talk ‘Behind the Scenes at Hampton Court Flower Show’. They hold the National Collection of Canna at their home in Farnborough, Hampshire and also have a garden nursery in Bisley, Surrey, which specialises in cannas, This is a plant that sometimes sounds too good to be true, they are drought-hardy, yet can be grown standing in water. They require no maintenance except an occasional feed and flower all summer long. Members free, visitors £5. For more details call 01428 722000 or visit www. grayshottgardeners.net. Griff Rhys Jones - Where was I? Thursday 12th July Griff’s show is coming to G Live. He is not only a hugely well known comedian but also a writer, actor, presenter, TV production founder and now explorer. Where was I? will feature Griff’s personal jaunts, from sailing a boat to St Petersburg and around the Med, to travelling to Morocco, 36

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RHS Wisley - Cinema Nights Friday 13th to Saturday 14th July Make the most of the warm summer evenings and head to Wisley for open-air screenings of film classics Pretty Woman (13th July) and Back To The Future (14th July) in the garden after hours. Booking details can be found on their website www.rhs.org.uk/wisley. The Ewshot Show Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July The Ewshot Village Show weekend kicks off Saturday 14th July with our fabulous Rock on the Rec evening. Featuring the hugely popular London band Mojo Mojo we start at 6:30pm and rock on late into the evening. Live music, DJ, BBQ and bar are included in the adult ticket price of £15 children £5. This is a ticket only event. Tickets available from ewshotvillageshow@gmail.com. Sunday 15th July we open at 2:00pm for our annual Village Show – fun dog show, falcon demonstration, children’s races, produce show, kids tent, local stalls, games and refreshments. Find them on the Queen Elizabeth Recreation Ground, Ewshot. Frensham Royal British Legion Saturday 14th July 2.30pm Frensham Royal British Legion, Shortfield Common Road, Frensham are holding an ‘End of World War One Summer Celebration Day’. Apart from their WWI in Frensham history

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Badshot Lea Tennis Club Sunday 22nd July 11am-4pm Following a very successful weekend in May, the local tennis club at Badshot Lea is taking part in the second Great British Tennis Weekend – a LTA nationwide ‘open days’ campaign aimed at getting more people to play tennis by offering free opportunities to play. Badshot Lea Tennis Club is opening its doors to anyone who has previously or would like to play tennis. There will be refreshments and spare rackets if you cannot find yours! The club is on the

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

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

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

WIN... a family ticket for the Garden Show at Loseley Park Life is good in the garden! Browse 200 handpicked stalls with affordable and unique goods: a stunning variety of plants, garden furniture and accessories, art, design, sculpture, homes wares and fashion. Try tempting foods and wines and relish ongoing cooking demonstrations. Join in talks on gardening and countryside matters from 27th to 29th July, 10am-5pm. Watch skilled artisan demonstrations and workshops. There is plenty to do for all the family: archery, juggling, face painting, and toddler funfair rides and bouncy fun. Wander the lovely walled gardens, tour Loseley House and watch the Huxley Birds of Prey soar through the skies. Please visit www.thegardenshowonline.com for more information. To win one of 15 family tickets, please answer the following question: Q: How many handpicked stalls will there be this year? Please enter online at www.vantagepointmag.co.uk by 12th July 2018. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By entering these competitions you agree to receive periodic emails from VantagePoint Magazine, Vantage Publishing Ltd and the originator competition you are entering. You can opt out of receiving these at anyplease time andcall your data will never be passed on for use by third parties. The prizes are non& Villages To advertise, 01483 420173 vantagepointmag.co.uk 46 ofV.theFarnham transferable and have no cash alternative. Only one entry per person per competition and prizes will only be sent to homes with a GU, KT and RH postcode.


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VantagePoint Magazine July 2018 - Farnham & Villages  

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VantagePoint Magazine July 2018 - Farnham & Villages  

Your best view of what's going on locally

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