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June should, by all accounts, be a fun month with the Queen’s birthday celebrations, Father’s Day and a host of summer fairs and fêtes. It is also the month when all those hard working students finish their A Levels and GCSEs and can look forward to a fun filled two months off. Judging by our own grand children, they certainly deserve it. Just keep your fingers crossed for a ‘Flaming June’! Plant a Fruit and Vegetable Box Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June 10am-4pm Put the fun back into eating your greens, and keep your children entertained, by bringing them to Squire’s Garden Centres (All except Chertsey) at May Half Term where they can plant a tasty and nutritious fruit and vegetable box to take home. This is a great way to get children outdoors and into gardening. For just £5.50 children can plant up a box with 3 plants – choose from pepper, lettuce, tomato or strawberry plants – then take the box home to care for the plants and watch them grow. Children will no doubt see the fun in eating their own home-grown greens! Visit to find your nearest garden centre. Grayshott Flower Club Wednesday 1st June 7pm They will be meeting at Grayshott Village Hall with a demonstration entitled ‘Inspired By’ given by Pauline Hurran. There will be a competition for members with the subject being ‘Simply Roses’. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments and sales. The club holds meetings throughout the year including demonstrations, workshops and visits. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information call 01428 651956. Recital for Emily the Organ Thursday 2nd June 2pm An Organ Recital will be given by Frances Whewell at St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale, with an interlude by Bob and

Lesley Shatwell on violin and double bass. This is to raise money for the much loved Edwardian organ at St Mark’s Church, named after her benefactor - Emily Mangles - who raised the funds for the organ in the early 20th century. Entry is free but donations are very welcome! More about ‘Emily’ later in Jottings. Grayshott Decorative and Fine Arts Society Thursday 2nd June 2pm The last lecture before the summer break is in Grayshott Village Hall. Julian Halsby will look in depth at the amazing portraits of John Singer Sargent and discuss just how he captured the character of his sitters. It promises to be a sparkling lecture, full of colour showing that Sargent was a master in both oils and watercolours. Then, on Wednesday 8th June, their summer visit comprises a tour of Blenheim Palace, one of England’s greatest houses and its parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. Elstead Afternoon Women’s Institute Thursday 2nd June 2.15pm for 2.30pm Mr W. Forrester will give a talk on ‘The Percy Family of Alnwick, Syon and Petworth’ at the Elstead Village Hall. There will be the usual delicious tea available for just £1 to all members and visitors. Why not go along and join them. They have some excellent speakers lined up for this year including Mr C. Goostry in July and after the summer break, in September, Mrs Susan Howe. For more information contact Helen White on 01252 710039. Meet the Pets Every Thursday (Term time) 9.30-10.30am and 4pm-5pm Every Thursday, Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea Road GU9 9JX has a ‘Meet Our Furry Friends’ session, where children can meet lots of different animals and learn about them for free! Children can cuddle furry pets and scaly ones too! They can also learn fun facts, and how to look after


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London Contemporary Theatre - Stig of the Dump Friday 3rd June 2.30pm Theatre Maltings present this much loved classic children’s story. Directed by four time Olivier award nominee Luke Sheppard, it’s the tale of Barney who whilst staying with his grandparents on the chalk Downs of southern England, falls over the edge of an old chalk pit and crashes through the roof of a hidden den. This den, brimming with people’s dumped rubbish, is the humble abode of Stig, a caveman with shaggy black hair and bright black eyes... Aimed at children over the age of four, this is an interactive show with plenty of opportunity for the audience to get involved. The performance combines acting, singing, dance and puppetry to tell the story of Stig and Barney. Tickets for Stig of the Dump are priced at £10 (pre-show dining and ticket £18) and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01252 74544 or online at https://

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independent in later life Carol Martin talks to people making different choices about how they live as they get older Eighty-year-old Keith Swindells leads a very full life. A keen walker, he can take the disused railway either way to Guildford or Cranleigh from his rented flat in Bramley. Books line his lounge so it is handy that the library is next door and he is an active member of the church a few hundred yards away. “I am totally independent” Keith explains. “I’m in a safe place and if something happens and my condition deteriorates then I am not dependent on my family. I would have help to get the right services in.”

It seems paradoxical that by accepting help you can keep your independence in later life for as long as possible. You might choose to move into a different type of accommodation so that you no longer have to climb the stairs or tackle maintenance and gardening. Or you might decide to stay in your own home and organise some sort of care to help with daily living. There is a lot of choice now to enable you to keep in control of how you live your life.

Keith lives in council run Blunden Court in Bramley High Street. There are 28 self-contained flats alongside resident facilities including lounges, laundry rooms and attractive gardens. Catering for those over 60 (or over 55 with a disability) this type of accommodation used to be called ‘sheltered housing’ . But it has been aptly renamed ‘independent living’ according to visiting manager Lucy Hunter.

Between 2006 and 2026 it is estimated that the number of people aged 60 and over will increase by 29%. Figures in the 85+ age group show an increase of 60%. So there are a lot of us who will need to find out about the options available and make decisions as we age and our needs change.

There is a lot of choice now to enable you to keep in control of how you live your life.

Mr and Mrs Bell (see right) chose to move to a purpose-built retirement village. Others like Keith have some on-site support from a manager and a domestic.

Residents here are not all as physically active as Keith. That doesn’t matter as carers can come and go and assist them as required. The manager here will work on a support plan with a resident to assess risks and daily living needs and will check on residents every day. There are social activities organised every day of the week so nobody living here needs to feel isolated or lonely.

Homeshare is another option. This is where someone is at home and needs help with daily living and is matched with a person who

Lucy Hunter says that one of the best parts of her role as a manager is showing people around. Potential residents say they were expecting a clinical, residential home where they were told what to do. They are pleasantly surprised. Lucy says “Once here they say ‘it’s the best thing I ever did’ and ‘I wish I had done this sooner’. “


needs housing and will offer practical support in return for a roof over their head. Assisted living is one step up from sheltered housing with additional support in place. This might include help with meals and personal care. Close care is good for couples who live next to a care home and can have outreach support.

all very positive. This allows me to be in reasonable control of my life with further assistance from my family who are always welcome when they visit.” Life must be good for Mr Nicholson - he is regularly seen in the sun lounge enjoying a glass of lager while doing the crossword, see left!

All of these are alternatives to residential homes that most of us think of when we imagine care in later life. Care homes still suit many and despite perceptions need not mean a complete loss of independence.

Not everyone wants to move in later life. Many people prefer to stay in their own homes with their treasured possessions or pets and where precious memories have been made.

At charity run Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society residential homes in Farnham, staff work hard to provide person-centred care. With close links to the local community they have a large group of volunteers who visit, organise outings and help with hospital trips. They also have an open door policy within the homes for friends and family. Mr Nicholson (above right) who lives in the residential wing of Hatch Mill says of his experience: ”The environment, medical and daily care provided by Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society, along with the social activities are

The answer can be live-in care. Rosamond Lomax and her brother organised live-in care for their mother after she was widowed, approaching 90 and suffering from poor mobility. Rosamond’s mother had spent her career in the visual arts and as a fashion designer and was anxious to get back to her own beautiful home environment after a recuperative spell in a nursing home. With a sharp mind and an keen interest in politics and current affairs Rosamond’s mother needed the right carer to provide the social interaction she was looking for. Rosamond went to specialist live-in care agency Loga Care in Bentley, Farnham to get help. With 250 carers on their books Loga Care is able to match the personalities of the carer to the client, mindful that they will be sharing the same home. continued over

Retirement Village - The choice of Mr and Mrs Bell On the first of October we moved into a two bedroom Villa in Richmond Village at Painswick, Gloucestershire. My wife Noni had seen an advertisement in a local magazine. We felt it was time to leave our four bedroom house in Chipping Campden and its garden Mr Bell and take advantage of the amenities available in some form of retirement home. At our age, 87 and 84, it was time to do some serious planning before nature forced our hand. Richmond Painswick appealed to me particularly as it has a Spa and I like swimming. It seemed appropriate for Noni too as she had just spent almost two months in hospital with a broken hip and had lost mobility. This had resulted in our having to curtail our social activity very considerably. While our family did their best to help us we didn’t want to become a burden, and Richmond Painswick could offer a solution. They had a care home next door and a restaurant. Our accommodation is ideal. We were fortunate to be offered a villa just as our house in Campden

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was sold. Taking on a lease as opposed to full ownership means we don’t need to worry about the building, either maintenance or insurance. We were able to refurbish to our specification under the terms of the lease, enjoying the support of Richmond Painswick management at the same time. Having lived in our villa for five months, we are convinced we made a wise choice. Richmond management has been very helpful when needed, and we have met several other owners who are becoming our friends. The restaurant chef has gone out of his way to accommodate Noni’s vegetarian preferences. The swimming pool and sauna are as good as it gets! Looking back, we were wise to make our move while we both felt totally in control. Being 80 doesn’t necessarily focus the mind, but it should. A move at this stage in life is manageable and procrastination can steal the best from the last decades. We would seriously recommend choosing a retirement village. Don’t wait till fortune forces the move. You might wind up somewhere else!


Making life easier at home Just because you are finding it difficult to bend down and put your socks on or get in and out of a car it doesn’t mean that you necessarily need someone to be around to help you. Roseanne Finch, Showroom Manager at Hexagon Healthcare in Farnham talked to VantagePoint about some simple gadgets which can help you remain independent. The care for Rosamond’s mother has been a great success. Rosamond says “Mum’s general health, mobility and well-being have made a remarkable improvement since she has had live-in care.” Her mother has benefitted from routines and regular meals. “Carers have also enabled and encouraged her to get back to drawing and painting, she has done some wonderful portraits of each one”, Rosamond adds. “We threw a huge 90th birthday party at her home and friends and relatives were so impressed by how well she looked.” The benefits of live-in care extend to the family too. Rosamond says it has made an enormous difference to her as it is such a comfort to know that her mother “is being well looked after 24/7 and if there are any problems I have the company to sort it out”. Whatever choice you make it seems that if you face your changing needs and take action you really can remain in control of your life and stay as independent as possible. Like Mr Nicholson, we’d all drink to that. Carol Martin is a freelance writer.

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As Roseanne explained: “You don’t have to be poorly or disabled to take advantage of some daily living aids. Just make life easier for yourself.” Some items of equipment in Hexagon’s showroom like the wheelchairs, scooters and reclining armchairs are an investment. Here Roseanne recommends some less expensive gadgets for use around the home which can still make a huge difference. She also points out that you don’t have to be registered disabled to be able to get the VAT deducted from the cost of these items. Roseanne’s final piece of advice is to try out different equipment in person before buying. If you have small hands and are choosing a grab rail for example, your choice for a certain shape and diameter of rail will be different from someone with larger hands. You are the one who is going to be using this equipment so make sure it works for you. Some handy items are shown below: Handigrip Reacher - a long handled stick with a trigger handle which helps pick things up from the floor. £9-£11.

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The Friends of Farnham Park Tuesday 7th June 7pm for 7.30pm The Friends of Farnham Park have a stunning slideshow all about The Crop Circle Mystery. It will be presented by Andy Thomas, as he explores the extraordinary and controversial phenomenon of crop circles. Go along and join them at Rowhill Centre in Cranmore Lane. Non-members welcome £ 3. Grayshott Gardeners Wednesday 8th June 8pm Grayshott Gardeners Keynote Lecture is ‘China in the steps of Wilson’. Tony Kirkham is Head of the Arboretum at Kew and has appeared in the television series ‘A Year at Kew’ and ‘The Trees That Made Britain’. He has spent time retracing the journeys of the famed plant collector Ernest H Wilson so you can look forward to a very interesting and informative evening. Refreshments and plant sales precede the lecture. For further information and tickets, call 01428 604449. Grayshott Gardeners meet on the second Wednesday of the month at Grayshott Village Hall for a variety of lectures. Spring and Summer Shows and an Annual Plant Sale are popular events for members and public alike. A variety of garden related visits are enjoyed by members and new members are always welcome to join. Take a look at the website www. The Creative Response Exhibition Art – Life 8th June to 22nd July This is on at Vernon house above Farnham Library. Also part of SAOS this year the opening hours are more accommodating. With such an array of talent there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. The Private View is on Thursday 9th June from 6pm-8.30pm which will include music from Eden Blacklist. Free Training for Family Carers Thursday 9th June Family carers in need of advice and support are being offered free training from a local award-winning care company. Right at Home GF has four places on its home care training session reserved for family carers. To find out more, email hello@ or call 01252 783426 and ask for Helen.

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EU Referendum Debate at the Maltings Thursday 9th June 7.30pm Two weeks before the European referendum vote, Farnham Maltings will host a free debate on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union or leave. The line-up for the event has just been announced to include a range of views from across the political spectrum and also to consider the wider range of issues in the debate. This is a free event although tickets are required. Call 01252 745444 or visit

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Cine Club Summer Season Friday 10th June 7.30pm The purpose of Farnham Maltings cine club is to give people the chance to see films that they may have missed first time around and offers the opportunity to see a collection of stories encompassing similar themes, igniting discussions amongst film-goers. In May, Farnham Maltings opened its new season

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Regularly moving the back as a daily routine is a brilliant way to keep your back in good health. There are many movements that will be suitable and if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had severe back pain or injury in the past then movements like touching toes, standing side bends and twists and arching backwards can work well. Repeating the movements ten times will warm up the back prior to exercise and cool it down afterwards. So why do some backs stay sore for more than a few weeks and if so what can you do about it? Most persistent back pain is due to discs in the lower back losing height. When young discs

muscles are a combination of deep abdominals, the diaphragm, the pelvic floor and deep spinal muscles. They protect the back from excessive movement and strain. Before starting a program of core strengthening exercises, if you have back pain it is advisable to see a specialist spine physiotherapist to test your movement and strength and have them design the perfect program for returning your back to the healthy strong structure it should be. Other important things to do are relatively easy and form part of a healthy lifestyle - eating plenty of Omega 3 fats (found in fish, nuts, seeds) plenty of green vegetables for essential nutrients and minerals, limit sugar and highly processed foods and drink plenty of water. Remember your back is a strong, stable part of your body and if you look after it with plenty of movement it should stay that way.

FIND OUT MORE are tall and full of water, their job is to keep the spine bones apart, give bounce to the spine and help make the back strong. Age, being still for long periods of time (think sitting at a desk) and environmental factors can make the discs lose some of their water. This weakens the discs and can sometimes end in injury and pain. The pain can come from lots of different structures including the discs themselves (these injuries are things like disc bulges, herniations and slipped discs) the joints in the back (called facet joints) or things like muscles, nerves (called sciatica), ligaments and bones. To determine exactly which structures are causing pain is often a mystery that medical science is desperately trying to solve.

Regularly moving the back as a daily routine is a brilliant way to keep your back in good health.

Discs and nerves can be very painful structures when injured and although it’s normal for discs to wear with age, if they wear quickly or become injured in an accident, they can take 1-2 years to heal. In these cases the back still needs to move but in a more controlled and supported way, using core muscles to prevent flare-ups. This is where a specialised set of exercises, designed specifically for the individual, is necessary to allow the back to heal and become strong again. These exercises are often started in lying and involve bringing on a set of muscles called ‘core muscles’. Core

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<18 26> JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD of their monthly film programme, cine club, with a special screening of The Survivalist alongside a post-screening discussion with BAFTA nominated director Stephen Fingleton. The next screening is 127 Hours which I have to admit I haven’t seen. You can book tickets at the Box Office www. or call 01252 745444. Gostrey Meadow Flowerbed To celebrate their 80th anniversary, Squire’s Garden Centres have donated plants from their ‘80th Celebration Collection’, a range of their favourite plants over the last 80 years, to make a beautiful flowerbed in Gostrey Meadow Park in Farnham. The flowerbed is situated close to the war memorial, in what is a really beautiful public park, with a traditional bandstand and stream running through it. Do go and have a look.

Waverley Dowsers There are now monthly meetings for members who come from a wide radius of their Godalming meeting place, The Unitarian Hall. Dowsing has many facets with members taking a special interest in such aspects as archaeology, ground energies and ley lines, both natural and manmade. Well being is another specialist area and Dr E Emoto brings some healing aspects into focus through his research into the power of water to hold information. His book, The Hidden Messages in Water, opens up a new dimension into well being and water which dowsers find. For further information on dates for the next meetings and other events, contact Michael Haxeltine on 01252 541639 or Geoff Mitchell on 01276 742977. Farnham Afternoon Bridge Club 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, quite a few who are now on their own, 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, Rosemary Ostime on 01252 721312 or Trevor Lawson on 01252 543372.

Grayshott Folk Club Friday 10th June 7.30pm The last gig before the summer break features a young band by the name of Mawkin. They are a band who are gaining wider recognition and a growing army of fans with their contemporary take on traditional folk songs and tunes collected from around the World. They recently completed a UK-wide tour as support for one of Britain’s top folk bands, the mighty Bellowhead. On the tour, Mawkin played in front of thousands of people at some of the most prestigious venues Free Mindfulness Day across the country and they will be fired up and ready to play Saturday 11th June, 10.30am-3pm 34654 wgh_Generic ad 148x74 VM 06/05/2016 10:25 Page at Grayshott Village Hall. For further information and tickets, St1Mark’s Church Upper Hale is offering a free Mindfulness please call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096. Tickets cost Adults Day run by the Health and Well-being Advisor for the Diocese £14/Under 16s, £7. of Guildford, Suzette Jones, who has much experience

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<22 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD in running Mindfulness groups. St Mark’s also offer free sessions that are run on the morning of the first Monday of each month. Mindfulness is simply paying attention to our experience in the present moment with an attitude of kindly acceptance. Mindfulness practice can help us to feel awake, aware, be present for more of our lives, to choose our actions more wisely, to let go of worries and habits which no longer work for us, and to boost our well-being and compassion for self and others. Spaces are limited so register your interest to or call 01252 314703. Take a packed lunch; drinks are provided.


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Roses at Loseley Park The original Walled Garden at Loseley was very formal with parterres and walkways; the Moat Walk was called the Queen’s Walk in honour of Elizabeth I who stayed at Loseley four times. In 1994 the garden was re-designed creating five different gardens each with its own distinct character. They are the Rose Garden (on the site of a Gertrude Jekyll-designed rose garden; she lived locally and was a frequent visitor to Loseley), Flower, Herb, White and Organic Vegetable gardens. Mid June into July is the best time to see the roses. There are over 1000 bushes in shades of pink, purple, crimson, cream and white. The effect is spectacular and the wonderful scent is noticeable even before entering the garden. About 60-70 new roses are planted every year and are chosen for their beauty, scent, vigour and disease-resistance. Varieties the Head Gardener recommends for giving little or no trouble and flowering well include Bonica (low growing and shell pink), James Galway (tall and pink), Tranquility (white), Hyde Hall (tall, bushy and pink), Rose de Rescht (low and crimson) and Rosa Robusta (bushy and red).


George Abbot School - 50th Anniversary Reunion Saturday 11th June 1pm to 6pm Ex Pupils (and teachers) of the School who left in the mid 60s are getting together for a 50 year- ish Reunion. Up to 100 people are expected (boys and girls) and they would like many more who may realise their connection to that time and place after reading this. The current Head Teacher, Deborah Cooper, together with her staff is showing visitors round the school on Friday June 10th starting at 1.45pm in the Elmslie main reception area. The visit will conclude at 3.15pm. A general get together for everyone to meet old friends will take place at the Guildford Rugby Club (GU7 3DH) on the A3100 Guildford to Godalming road - lots of memorabilia will be on display and prospective visitors are encouraged to bring anything they have to add to the collection! There is ample free parking and food and drink will be available. Contact Richard Anscombe ( or Peter Cobbett ( in the first instance so that numbers can be assessed and the school notified. Friends of Alton Abbey Saturday 11th June to Sunday 12th June 12 noon-5pm Open garden and plant sale, entry £3 with refreshments available to purchase. Organ recital at 3pm on Sunday. Also on the 24th June at 7.30 there is Battle of the Somme: a presentation by Dom Andrew OSB & Lynne Rapson to remember the 100th Anniversary. Tickets £15 with wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. Available from Tickets, FOAA, Alton Abbey, Alton, GU34 4AP. Cheques payable to ‘Friends of Alton Abbey’. Please include a SAE and an email address. For more information email or call 01420 562126 or 01428 712938. Belly Dancing Have you ever fancied trying a bit of belly dancing? Well, here is a chance to give it a go with Mara Hardy and friends at this fun workshop. Learn a few techniques, enjoy world music and dance for only £10. No experience is necessary. All proceeds will go to help buy equipment for disabled children via The Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund UK - Refreshments and coin belts are provided. Facebook ‘Bellydance and folkdance evenings in Elstead’ or call Mara on 07507 729881. Farnham Speaker’s Club Learn confidence through public speaking in a fun and supportive environment. The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at the Farnham House Hotel. For more information, email Annie on annie.pritchard@way-forward. or call 07866 086887.

JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD The Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea Party Celebration Tuesday 12th June 2.30pm to 6pm. Ivy Lane Friends invite you to join them at The Hogs Back Hotel Farnham to celebrate in style this wonderful occasion. It’s a traditional afternoon tea with a sweetie cart and an ice cream bike. You can also dance to and be entertained with popular duo ‘Voice and Keys’. Transport if required from Farnham Conservative Club. Contact Ivy Lane Friends for tickets which are priced at £20 each and are available by calling 07766 926871 or the Hogs Back Hotel on 01252 784861. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. Crondall Open Gardens Sunday 12th June 2pm-6pm After a wet winter and a cold spring, their gardens and gardeners are busily doing their best and hoping for some spring sunshine! This year up to 15 gardens are scheduled to open. Tickets will again be £5 (accompanied children free), with proceeds going to The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. The price has remained unchanged for over 10 years, and represents excellent value for money given the number, quality and variety of gardens on show. Tickets will be available on the day from the gardens themselves, which will be open from 2pm to 6pm. Plants and cuttings will be on sale at several locations. There will also be plenty to interest the younger visitors, whilst lifts will be available to help the less mobile ones! Finally, there will be WI refreshments at the Village Hall to make the afternoon perfect. Just hope the weather plays its part too!


Churt WI Tuesday 14th June 2.30pm Meetings are held in the Churt Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Their speaker this month is Mr William Forrester and his talk, with the aid of pictures is ‘The Howard Family and Arundel Castle’. Their ladies are known for their amazing afternoon teas, so why not go along and join them. They are an active and fun loving group, and their 2016 programme can been viewed on; just click Clubs and Societies and then Women’s Institute. They welcome visitors and new members, whether you live in Churt or the surrounding area. If you would like further information, contact Marion Mitchell, President on 01428 712265. Incredible Edible Incredible Edible is a food growing movement that started in Todmorden in West Yorkshire in 2007. People started growing food that was free for all to take and it transformed their community. A group of residents have decided that they should spread this magic to Hale and so look out for planters and free food! The Reverend Lesley Crawley added, “There are a number of groups involved in this, Farnham in Bloom, Hale Community Project, The Bungalow, Transition Farnham, Farnham Local Food and St Mark’s Church. However, everybody and anybody can get involved. If you want to know more, just contact me.” You can find out more on the Incredible Edible website http:// West Surrey Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Tuesday 14th June 10.30am The WSGSWD has around 90 members and always welcomes

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Raising the flag for Armed Forces’ Day To celebrate Armed Forces’ Day, Farnham Town Council will hold a short flag-raising ceremony on Monday 20 June. The event will take place at 10am at the flag pole near the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow. Representatives from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Army Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion and 229 Air Squadron Air Training Corps will gather as the Mayor of Farnham unfurls the official Armed Forces’ Day flag. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Farnham in Bloom to make an appearance at Farnham Carnival Volunteers from Farnham in Bloom are busy building their float for Farnham Carnival. The design of the float will incorporate ‘In Bloom’ with the theme of this year’s carnival, which is Disney, superheroes and fairy tales. The Farnham in Bloom Community Group, Post 19 and The Dance Movement will take part in the carnival procession so please look out for them and give them a cheer as they pass. Farnham Carnival will take place on Saturday 25 June. The Carnival Fayre will be held at Gostrey Meadow between 2pm and 9pm and the carnival will process through the town between 6pm and 7.30pm. Farnham Carnival is organised by Farnham Lions and the Farnham Hedgehogs. For more information see the events calendar at

Picnic in the Park Round-off carnival weekend by coming along to the town’s biggest picnic between 12pm and 5pm on Sunday 26 June at Gostrey Meadow. The free event will include a number of attractions and live music from several local bands. All you need to do is bring a chair or a blanket, something to eat and drink and a few friends or family members. Picnic in the Park is organised by Farnham Town Council and is sponsored by the Duke of Cambridge pub. It is a family event and is suitable for all ages. For more information visit,

Improvements made to area around war memorial Work to improve the paved area around the town centre war memorial in Gostrey Meadow has been completed. Over the years, the ground beneath the paving had eroded, which caused the surface to become very uneven. The whole area has now been re-laid and some of the slabs have been replaced by local business Bourne Valley Contractors. Farnham Town Council paid for the work from its community enhancement budget.

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Farnham celebrates 25 years of twinning This year, Farnham is celebrating 25 years of being twinned with Andernach in Germany. Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany. It is a beautiful town with a population of around 30,000 people. It is located in the Rhine Valley and is 13 miles north of Koblenz. Once a year, the Mayor of Farnham visits Andernach and Farnham schools take part in exchange visits. In addition, the Farnham Andernach Friendship Association fosters ties between Farnham and Andernach and aims to promote international understanding. There are opportunities for clubs, societies, businesses, families and individuals to build contacts and make exchange visits with the people of Andernach. Anybody who is interested in finding out more about twinning in Farnham should contact Penny Marriott, the Chairman of the Farnham Andernach Friendship Association on 01252 714489.

Enter the Secret Gardens Competition The closing date for entering the Secret Gardens Competition is Wednesday 22 June. The competition is open to gardeners who live in the Farnham Town Council area. There are eight entry categories to choose from, which include: • Best courtyard • Best hanging basket or container • Best front, back or small garden • Best large garden • Best public house or hotel • Schools’ garden award • Best shop front • Best wildlife garden To enter, visit or call 01252 712667.

Check out Sarah’s favourites Farnham Town Council has marked the 80th anniversary of Squire’s Garden Centre, Gold sponsor of Farnham in Bloom, with a floral tribute. A flower bed, which is close to the war memorial in Gostrey Meadow, has been planted with ten varieties of herbaceous perennials and roses, which are said to be the favourites of Squire’s Deputy Chairman, Sarah Squire. The collection includes clematis, geraniums, magnolia and fragrant jasmine, lavender and erysimum. The plants chosen by Sarah are described as a mix of old favourites and newer introductions, which have proved themselves to be worthy choices for the garden. The planting plan for the anniversary bed can be viewed at Anybody who would like to recreate the planting scheme can purchase the plants from Squire’s Garden Centre. Farnham Town Council is grateful to the sponsors of Farnham in Bloom, which include: Corporate sponsor: BBS Ltd; Gold sponsors:The Patio Black Spot Removal Company Ltd, Graduate Landscapes,The Farnham Institute, Forest Lodge and Squire’s Garden Centre; Silver sponsor: Bourne Valley Contractors

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LOCAL The Probus Club of Farnham meeting, where, comparing experiences on the returning coach, the results of the races were such that the bookmakers ended the day with £X and Probus members with £X+1. As Mr Micawber might have observed, had he been a bookmaker on the day, “result misery”. Whether this exhibited the profound skills of our members may be put to the test again should a further raid be planned next year; spare shirts may be provided, just in case?

Trains and boats and planes... Where is the link between the above and the Probus Club of Farnham we must ask ourselves? Clearly a club whose name implies that it is evidently in favour of buses needs such a connection and this is to be found in the coaches that generally transport our members and ladies to the numerous functions that the Club arranges. As for trains, the Club has arranged a short holiday in Lyon, France’s second city and gastronomic capital, to take place in September of this year, travelling to Ashford in Kent by coach and onwards to Lyon by Eurostar. Much nearer to home a visit to the Watercress Line for a lunch on board is planned for later this month. Boats provide much pleasure to members, whether locally on a gentle evening cruise on the John Pinkerton along the Basingstoke Canal with music and supper provided. The average age of members may be judged by their musical preference for traditional jazz. On a larger scale, a very popular outing is one to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where the latest renovations to the Mary Rose may be observed as well as HMS Warrior and, of course, HMS Victory which never fails to impress. The harbour trip, undertaken fairly recently, enabled all to see elements of our present naval capability — we still have some, and very inspiring it is. For planes, we have a visit to Brooklands planned for later this year and for those not fortunate enough to have travelled by Concorde before its sad demise, one can have a well organised simulation of the experience. The Museum itself offers a vast range of motor associated attractions and is not just for grandchildren! A visit to TAG Farnborough was greatly enjoyed by members and, due to the limited numbers permitted, a further visit is planned. A visit to the BMW Mini factory is contemplated, due to the enthusiasm displayed by those attending on a recent occasion. Additional to the outings mentioned above, Farnham Probus have recently visited Goodwood racecourse for a Spring 30

A wide range of other outings takes place from time to time including theatre trips to favoured destinations such as The Mill at Sonning, the Watermill at Newbury and the Chichester Festival Theatre. These normally take the form of dinner, sometimes lunch, at the theatre prior to the performance. Their latest expedition saw them at Newbury to enjoy a remarkable production of Romeo and Juliet. The Club is extremely fortunate in having members whose careers have covered a wide range of skills and these are revealed occasionally at their monthly luncheons, when they are given an informal talk on a subject of general, non-political, interest. One such talk on the subject of planes, memorably, was devoted to the restoration of a Spitfire, delivered by a member, Sir Paul Holden, who had himself flown both Spitfires and Hurricanes during the last war. The picture shows Ian Ward, the Project Manager, pointing out detail on the wing rebuilding jig; fascinating! Other members provide musical and comedic contributions at Christmas time. Occasionally, a speaker from outside the Club will address the members on a topical subject, again non-political so, as may be seen, there is plenty of activity to occupy the retirement years of those who wish to keep a sharp mind and have an active life. The Probus Club of Farnham was formed in 1969, primarily as a luncheon club for men of retirement age from professional or business backgrounds, actually nothing to do with busses, and monthly luncheons take place at the Farnham House Hotel on the last Tuesday of the month. FIND OUT MORE Should you find yourself incapable of resisting the temptation to join such a Club, do contact the Honorary Secretary at 12 Shortheath Road, Farnham GU9 8SR.

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<27 35> JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD new members and visitors. Anyone with an interest in textiles whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced crafts person is welcome to go along to any of their meetings. The next meeting is in the United Reform Church, South Street, Farnham GU9 7QU. Visitors ÂŁ3 which includes refreshments. They also have 3 to 5 spinning and weaving days each month held at Victoria Halls in Ash and the Rural Life Centre in Tilford; everyone is welcome to drop in and join in or just see what they do. Full details are on their website uk/. Guildford Means Business EXPO Wednesday 15th June Local video production company, Wizard Video Productions, has been invited to film at the forthcoming Guildford Means Business EXPO at the Surrey Sports Park. Run by Connect Surrey, a business networking organisation serving the needs of the Surrey business community. With well over 100 exhibitors expected, a great track record and the support of Guildford Borough Council, Surrey Chambers of Commerce and BBC Surrey, the show will continue to provide the perfect opportunity for local companies to promote themselves. For over 29 years, Wizard Video Productions has produced great promotional and training videos for businesses large and small. Based in Witley on the Surrey/Sussex border, Wizard Video is a highly trained team of experienced media professionals, combining skills and expertise to create wellplanned, highly creative and captivating videos and are now very involved at local Surrey business community level. For more information on Wizard Video Productions, visit www. or call 01428 682896. For further information on Guildford Means Business EXPO, visit or on Connect Surrey, visit The Bourne WI Farnham Thursday 16th June 8pm Would you like to join them for a fascinating evening learning new floristry skills? Maggie Thomas will be giving a flower arranging demonstration followed by coffee, cake and chat. All visitors and new members are very welcome. For more information call Gail on 01252 735751 or email Citizens Advice Waverley The Board are looking for new unpaid volunteers to join their dynamic Trustee Board at Citizens Advice Waverley. Good communication skills and a commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service are essential to this role. Ideally candidates will also have experience in working with the public sector and/or in an HR, legal or finance role. An interest in digital services/social media would also be valuable. For more information about the role, main duties, personal skills and qualities and code of conduct, visit www. If you are interested in being considered for this role, email your CV to Phil Davies, Chief Executive at dmbs@waverleycab.cabnet. or post it to Citizens Advice Waverley, 36 Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HP. Closing date for applications is 30th June.

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to benefit from half of the auction proceeds, with the other 50 per cent going to the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, established in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey to conserve and protect the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The fund supports local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the Surrey Hills. Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Surrey comments; “The Surrey Hills Trust Fund is an exciting local initiative enabling local residents to donate now to protect and conserve the stunning natural landscape and help local communities to access and enjoy the Surrey Hills for generations to come.” VantagePoint is a media partner for the CowParade Surrey and a member of Surrey Hills Enterprises. Visit our blog at for more updates. FIND OUT MORE To find out more about the Surrey Hills Trust Fund visit Visit for all the latest news and further information and follow CowParade Surrey on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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<33 36> JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD The Bishop’s Hill Concert Band This Norwegian concert band is visiting Guildford, Godalming and Farnham this summer for their anniversary tour. They will be performing in various locations across the county while they are here, playing a repertoire of easy listening and recognisable favourites, suitable for all the family. Here is their itinerary: Thursday 16th June at 1pm Outdoor concert, Guildford Rotunda (at the bottom of North Street) (free). Then at 8pm they will play again at Pub jazz at the King’s Head, Guildford (free). On Friday 17th June at 1pm, there is an outdoor concert, Gostrey Meadow Bandstand (Farnham) (free). Finally on Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm there is a joint concert with the Bourne Concert Band from Woking at Godalming Borough Hall (ticketed). Art Collection at Farnham Pottery Friday 17th to Thursday 23rd June ‘Fired-an explosion of light and colour’ is an exhibition of emerging talent. It takes place at The Farnham Pottery, Pottery Lane, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4SL. More information at . Farnham & District Museum Society Friday 17th or Monday 20th June A Farnham Timeline, from the medieval period onwards, has been the subject of the Society’s monthly local history seminar programme this year and it reaches a conclusion in June when Farnham in the twentieth century is discussed. Friendly and informal, the sessions are kept to around 20 people in each so the Friday session is repeated on the Monday to accommodate

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<35 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD Cabaret Evening - With Bowjangles Saturday 18th June 7.30pm The Farnham Fundraising Branch of Arthritis Research UK are celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a Cabaret Evening featuring Bowjangles, a comedy string quartet, at More House School, Frensham GU10 3AP. Tickets are £25 which includes a Champagne Reception and are available from 01252 712401, 01252 782064, 01252 723161 or 07946 752860. Do join them for a wonderful evening.

Photo Competition The Surrey Hills Society would like to use your photos for a new set of Surrey Hills notelets and general publicity. In association with VantagePoint, we would like to invite you to enter our photo competition. The theme is

“Inspiring views of the Surrey Hills”. We are looking for high resolution images of identifiable locations within the Surrey Hills that would work well as the front of a notelet. The picture maybe in either portrait or landscape format. The names of the photographers will be included in the notelets.By entering the competition, you are agreeing to unrestricted use of the photos by the Society and VantagePoint. Each entrant may submit a maximum of five images. The best eight photos will be selected for the notelets. The top three pictures selected by an independent judge will be awarded a bottle of high quality local wine and will be framed to a value of £100, thanks to Otters Pool Studio in Guildford. The winning images will also be showcased in VantagePoint later this year.

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The Waverley Singers Saturday 18th June 7pm They will be performing their summer concert in St Thomason-the-Bourne Church in Farnham GU9 8HA, accompanied by organist, Philip Scriven and soloists from the Josephine Baker Trust. The programme includes the Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Loben den Herrn, Walton The Twelve, Harvey Come Holy Ghost and Kedrov Ochte Nash. There will be a retiring collection in support of the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Tickets £15, full-time students and U16s, £5, call 01252 792563. Also available from choir members, Lloyd and Keyworth Farnham, Newbury Building Society Alton, tickets@waverleysingers. com or online from The Waverley Singers are an auditioned choir of about 100 singers, based in Farnham. The conductor and director of music is Richard Pearce, who performs and records regularly with the BBC Singers. For further details about the choir and concert, see Charity Golf Day Saturday 18th June Calling golfers! Why not make up a team of 4 and join in at Farnham park golf club for a competitive round of golf on the lovely designed Sir Henry Cotton par 3 course nestled in Farnham Park. The money raised will go to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. There is a lovely café, a bar, a hog roast and ice cream, a raffle and possible auction. The current course was designed by the three times open champion Sir Henry Cotton for the use of the local community in 1964 and opened for play in 1966 For more details, call Mike Hall on 07801 721119 or the club on 01252 715216. Rotary Summer Concert Saturday 18th June 7.30pm Why not go along and enjoy a magical and uplifting concert from the Rock Choir, the UK’s favourite contemporary choir, together with the Farnham Brass Band. This takes place at the Aldridge Theatre at Frensham Heights School, Rowledge, Farnham GU10 4AE. The concert is put on by the Farnham Weyside Rotary Club to help raise funds for the Rotary Charity End Polio Now, whose objective is to completely eradicate polio from all the countries of the world. Tickets cost £10 and are available from 01420 479325. For more information about Farnham Weyside Rotary Club, see the website, www., or contact the Secretary, Andy Fewster, on 01252 795169, or by email at secretary@ The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival Saturday 18th Sunday 19th June In true Brooklands tradition, the Double Twelve Motorsport


JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD Festival will be held on the weekend closest to the date the original track opened in 1907. The well-established format of three separate competitive events (Speed Trials, Driving Tests and Concours d’Élégance) held over two days, with aggregate scores from any two going towards overall Double Twelve awards, continues. Spectator tickets will be at the normal Museum admission prices of £11 for adults, £10 for seniors and Students, £6 for Children (aged 5-16) and £30 for a Family ticket admitting 2 adults and up to 3 children. The Concorde Experience is £5 for adults and £3 for children, and rides in the 4D Theatre, including the Napier-Railton Experience, are £4 for adults and £2 for children. Visit www.brooklandsmuseum. com for more information. Vox Chamber Choir Saturday 18th June 7.30pm If you love choral music with a bit of a difference, do go along to the concert being given by Farnham based Vox Chamber Choir. It will feature the lovely Son of God Mass by James Whitbourn, complete with soprano saxophone, and many other pieces, some classy, some jazzy. This concert has something for everyone. It takes place at Holy Trinity church, Guildford. Tickets £12 on the door (Under 18’s free). Find them on Facebook - search for Vox Chamber Choir. (This concert will also be repeated in Farnham on Saturday 2nd July - details on their Facebook page). Father’s Day Sunday 19th June The National Trust invites you to treat your Dad to a day


out he will love. Whether he enjoys classic cars, rivers and waterways, garden games, history hunting, taking in majestic views with the wind in his hair or eating spectacularly good cakes the National Trust has everything you need to help dad and the rest of the family have a Father’s Day to remember. Some favourite venues include Claremont Landscape Garden near Esher, Hatchlands Park near Guildford, Leith Hill Place near Dorking, Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming. Best places are Black Down, Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl in the west of the county; Leith Hill and Box Hill near Dorking and Reigate Hill in the east. If your dad has a quiet penchant for rivers, waterways and finding out how things work, then indulge him with a trip to Dapdune Wharf. It tells the story of one of oldest waterways in England: the River Wey Navigations and its industrial heritage. You can take a 40 minute boat trip and explore a historic barge, boat shed and gunpowder store. Not far away is Shalford Mill near Guildford, for some nosing around in the machinery room. Get up close and personal with the pit wheel, drive shafts and oat crusher. The mill is no longer in use, so you can even touch the workings. Find full details at Farnham Humanists Sunday 19th June 7pm for 7.30pm. The subject for the next talk is ‘Should prostitution be decriminalised?’ Everyone is welcome to go along join in the discussion. The English Collective of Prostitutes campaigns for decriminalisation and safety for sex workers. They help sex workers defend themselves against criminal charges and fight for housing, benefits, higher wages and other resources so


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In addition to providing a variety of nectar-rich food plants, ideally planted in a sunny spot and dead-headed regularly, to really help butterflies you need to provide food for caterpillars - their young. Most caterpillars have only one or two dedicated food plants, so you don’t need to worry about them devouring your prize plants. Nettles are the food plant for Peacock, Comma, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. If you leave a patch of nettles, ideally in a sunny spot, in your garden, you’ll be doing these butterflies a great service. If you cut back some of your nettles in mid summer, the resulting fresh, new growth will be perfect for late egg laying butterflies. Any nettles you cut back can be used to make a fertiliser, or added to soups - whichever you prefer! Lotus corniculatus, also known as bird’s foot trefoil, is a pretty perennial with yellow and orange flowers; it’s a food plant for a number of different caterpillars and its flowers are also popular as a source of nectar for butterflies. Other caterpillar food plants include: grasses, Hedera helix, Ilex, Prunus spinosa, and Nasturtium to name but a few. Don’t forget to avoid using any pesticides or insecticides; these kill butterflies, caterpillars and other insects.

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Top left: a Comma butterfly on Verbena bonariensis. Left: a Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly on Origanum vulgare. Both by Beth Otway

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<37 JOTTINGS - YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD that any of them can leave prostitution if and when they want. The talk is being hosted by Farnham Humanists in Daniel Hall, Long Garden Walk, Farnham GU9 7HX. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Other drinks available from the Hop Blossom Pub close by. Donation £2 to cover costs. For more information email or see http://farnham. The Therapy Garden Open Day Sunday 19th June 12.30 to 5.30pm The Therapy Garden will once again welcome local residents and visitors for their annual Gardens Open Day. The Therapy Garden is based at Manor Fruit Farm in Normandy and provides horticulture training and social and therapeutic horticulture to teenagers and adults with learning difficulties, mental health challenges and physical disabilities. The open day gives visitors the chance to see the work the charity does first hand and also to view other local private gardens that only open to visitors for this annual event. Tickets are £6 per adult and accompanying children are free. For further details and information, contact The Therapy Garden on 01483 813846 or email Sally at The West Surrey Wine Society Monday 20th June The next meeting is at The Conservative Club, Ivy Lane, Farnham GU9 7PQ. Zeljko Tufikcic, of Vino Nostra, will give a presentation entitled ‘Why you should not drink Croatian wines’. The title is a challenge to those with preconceived ideas about Croatian wines - so go along to their June meeting Bourne Buildings May 14_Layout 1 11/05/2015 14:51 Page 1





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A picnic for the Queen To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, The Mall outside Buckingham Palace will be turned into a huge street party with a picnic and street performances for 10,000 guests on Sunday 12th June. Many of our local communities will also be hosting commorative events and street parties on the same day. Here we have a few ideas for picnic food to take to your own celebrations wherever they may be.

Easy Coronation chicken pies An easy take on a lovely dish, the perfect way to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil; 1 onion; 2 tbsp medium curry powder; 3 tbsp mango chutney; 1 large cooked chicken breast; diced into chunks; 140g double cream; knob of butter; 500g pack shortcrust pastry; flour for dusting; 1 beaten egg; 2 tbsp flaked almonds (optional). Makes 12

Method: 1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook until soft. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the mango chutney and the cream and heat for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chicken (this can all be done in advance). 2. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Line a 12hole muffin tin with parchment. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a pound

coin. Cut out 12 circles slightly bigger than the muffin holes and 12 circles big enough for lids. Use the pastry to line the muffin holes. 3. Divide the chicken filling between the pies. Add the pastry lids and pinch to seal. Brush the tops with more beaten egg and scatter with almonds if desired. Make a slit in the lid with a sharp knife and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and hot through.

Other ideas... Vol-au-vent style Coronation chicken pies These are a twist on the above and use puff pastry

Roll out some puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into squares. Score a smaller square inside each one, leaving a 7.5mm border, taking care not to cut the pastry all the way through. Put the squares on the tray, lightly brush with egg glaze and bake for 15 mins until puffed up and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. When cool, carefully remove and discard the central piece of pastry from each one. To serve, fill with the chicken mixture.

Strawberry granola bars Combine equal parts honey and brown sugar with a little oil and bring to a boil; toss with good granola until the mixture is very sticky. Add some bite-sized strawberry pieces, and more nuts, raisins and chocolate chips if required. Line a pan with waxed paper or film with oil. Press mixture into pan and allow to cool. 42

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This is something a little different, perfect for the summer months. The vodka adds a little oomph for the non-drivers, and is the perfect way to toast the Queen!

This makes a lovely addition to a picnic and is very adaptable. You could add peppers, peas or asparagus when in season and for meat eaters, simply add chorizo or bacon.



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The walk Start the walk from the National Trust, Petworth Park north car park (parking cost £3, free to NT members), located off the A283. From the car park, take the track leading to the west (with the wall on your right) to the view at the top of the hill. 1. Capability Brown laid out the trees bordering the park wall to obscure the road, making the parkland seem more extensive. The herd of fallow deer can often be seen here as they favour the quieter end of the park. Continue along the grassy track, keeping the wall on your right side until you see a little cottage, called Shepherds Lodge. 2. Take the grassy track which rises up to Monument Hill. As you climb the hill you pass a very old sweet chestnut, approximately 500 years old. Continue climbing the hill until you reach a path on the left with a bench in view. Stop for a breather and take in the highest views of the park at 125m above sea level.

3. Follow the path that contours around a bowl giving extensive views over the park and then descend the steep hill back to the stone road and turn right walking towards the mansion. Capability Brown designed the stone track to give an impressive view for guests travelling by horse and carriage from the north. 4. Once you reach the top of the hill, cross onto the grassy path to take you towards the boathouse. Capability Brown swept away the formal gardens at the front of the mansion and created the Upper Pond to make a naturalistic landscape. As you walk down the slope note how the Upper Pond looks like a wide meandering river. This was one of Capability Brown’s trademarks and can be spotted at other Capability Brown landscapes around the country. Walk down the hill, turn left at the cross in the path. Follow the grass track around the railings enclosing the Upper Pond and take the track leading to the top of the hill. 5. From here there are excellent views over the parkland to the surrounding countryside. Looking north towards Blackdown and south to the downs. Proceed down the track towards the Lower Pond to return the car park. 6. Capability Brown built the lower pond between 1756- 1757 to act as a focal point from around the

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DISTANCE: 3 miles STARTING POINT: Petworth Park north car park, located off the A283 towards Guildford if travelling from Petworth itself REFRESHMENTS: Petworth House has a restaurant, coffee shop and a vintage icecream and coffee outlet. There are many places in Petworth itself. TALKS: This year as part of a national year long celebration of Lancelot â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Capabilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brown the National Trust are hosting a series of talks. Please visit the National Trust website for more details of the three talks taking place at Petworth House in June. Images: Left: Deer in Petworth Park by Christina Beckett; Above: The house and park by Mike Calnan

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the fun starts again at 2pm with a traditional village fête. As always the Fun Dog Show is open to all doggy friends followed by a demonstration by Hampshire’s Flyball Team. Take part in a game of Bubble Football, enter the Produce Show (see programme for details), enjoy children’s games and activities throughout the day plus stalls and refreshments. It’s what summers were made for! Wings & Wheels Saturday 27th Sunday 28th August Just to let you know that the 12th annual Wings & Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend at Dunsfold Park near Guildford and is open to spectators from 9am until 9pm. Advanced rate tickets from £22 for adults or £50 for a family are available. A family ticket consists of two adults and three child tickets. Single child tickets (for children aged 5 – 15) will be £7, whilst children under the age of 5 go free. Hospitality packages start from £155 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit or to book standard tickets call 08712 305572.


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