The Village Voice Oct /Nov 2019


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Dear Readers,

There is a wealth of articles in this edition

covering a wide variety of areas.

I had really great feedback on the Green

Corner article, and so Sarah & Kate, from

Lymington Transition have shared some

more of their projects in this edition.

You’ll see great news on the mini bus (page

21), and a interesting article on loneliness

and old age, which I hope sparks some ideas.

We have our regular feature from MOS

Historical Record Society, and also a wider

piece from Lymington Town Tours on the

area history.

I hope you enjoy reading, and really

welcome your feedback and thoughts for

future articles.

With best wishes, Jacqui


Local information

Church Services 68

Local Noticeboard 51-56

MCV News Parish News 35-38

Useful Numbers 61

Village Diary 66-67


Bringing History Home 4

Wilbur 7

The Green Corner 9

Recipe 10

Goodbye Windows 7… 12

Our Cover Artist 15

MCV News 17

Older Life doesn't have to be Lonely 19

MOS Mini Bus is Coming 21

The Dog Walk Diet Part Two 23

Travel Guide 25

Lymington Town Tours 33

Wildlife Matters 43

In the Garden 47

Discretionary Trusts 63

Puzzles Page 29/Answers 39

Editor: Jacqui Peacock

Next copy deadline: 5th November

Cover Page : Trina Hart

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What is today known as Keyhaven Barn until

very recently included the house behind it now

called Bellairs and this whole plot of land was

originally part of the Newlands Estate.

The 1841 Tithe Map records that Milford

covered 4,518 acres and the Newlands estate

was 1645 acres of that in mainly the west side of

the parish. The estate was developed by Mary

Anne Theresa Whitby and it passed through

generations of her family until it reached her

great grandson, George Cornwallis West

George led a very lavish life style and as well as

the Newlands estate, the family also owned

extensive lands in Ruthin, north Wales. His

extravagant lifestyle caused George to very

quickly get quite heavily into debt and despite

several attempts to reverse his fortunes he was

declared bankrupt in March 1916 owing very

substantial sums of money. An accountant, F.

Salaman, was appointed trustee of the estate.

Thomas Miles who was a grocer and farmer in

Milford, with the help of a mortgage from Lloyds

bank, bought Aubrey Farm from the estate for

£5,300 in 1921. The sale agreement stated that

F. Salaman covenanted to cover all duties

incurred by the Cornwallis Wests.

It is possible that Thomas Miles defaulted on his

mortgage because in September 1926 Lloyds

sold Aubrey Farm to Fred Edgar of Walkford

Farm and John Fawcett of Manor Farm for


[Keyhaven Barn - 1979 outlined in red below]

In 1932 Major Ivor Mackenzie Bellairs [RAF ret.]

bought the piece of land from Aubrey Farm that

is todays Bellairs House and Keyhaven Barn. At

this time there was only the old barn on the site

and the sale agreement stated that only a

private house can be built on the plot but the

existing barn could be converted for use as a

cottage or as a private yachting club. This is

interesting and relevant because in 1939 Major

Bellairs was involved in the formation of Hurst

Castle Sailing Club and some of the early

meetings were held there.

The Major married in 1932 and his wife did live

in Keyhaven with him initially. She died in

Eastbourne in 1967 several years after the Major

but she did not inherit his estate

Major Bellairs housekeeper was Lucy Hayward

and she worked for him for more than 16 years

and nursed him through illness. When he wrote

his will in 1956 he left her all his worldly

possessions unless she died before him or

ceased to work for him in which case his estate

would go to his cousin Mrs. Madge Bellairs of


Therefore following his death at the Walcombe

Hotel in Stratford on Avon in 1957 Lucy Hayward

inherited Keyhaven Barn and the associated


Following her marriage in 1960 she sold the

property to a member of the Harmsworth

family, of newspaper publishing renown. The

property was established as a trust and Joan

Harmsworth, the divorced wife of Alfred

Harmsworth, lived there. She remained there

until 1979 when Nicholas and Sally Potter

bought it.

The Potters sold it to Picton Investments

in about 1992 and in 1999 the current

owners Patricia and David Banks moved


Although the house was known locally

as Bellairs it was never actually officially

called that as the whole plot was known

was Keyhaven Barn.

In 2017 the Banks decided to turn the

barn into a house for their own

occupation and the property is now

officially split into two. The original

house is now called Bellairs for the first

time and the old barn is now a residence

called Keyhaven Barn.

For further information visit the MOSHRS website which is a core part of its Bringing History Home project supported by

the Heritage Lottery Fund and Milford-on-Sea Parish Council.

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Wilbur and his friends are like the Red Arrows

of the cliff top birds.

Wilbur is a chough - a large black bird like a

crow except his beak and legs are red. This

species of bird love to fly in stormy weather

when the wind is blowing at 50mph or more. At

this wind force, choughs love to swoop up and

then dive down to show off to their friends.

One morning on Milford Cliff top near the White

House, I saw Wilbur trying to out shine his six

friends who were flying in formation with him.

The sky was dark and angry and the Needles

light house was just visible. Importantly it was

blowing and gusting at about 55mph - perfect

conditions for the choughs and their aerial


From my view point on the nearby cliff top path

I saw the following:

Several choughs were holding themselves

almost stationary about 8ft up from the cliff face

beneath them. There were 3 birds in a single

row each about 2ft apart at the wing tips. with 2

more birds above and 2 below ; making it 7

birds in all. The wind was coming off the cliff

face and shooting vertically upwards quite

violently. This up draught allowed the birds to

hover directly over the edge of the cliff top just

using the tips of their outstretched wings for


I watched for a couple of minutes as they

struggled to stay stationary in the space like a

squadron - they were doing quite well.

Then suddenly Wilbur broke formation and

dived down to the ground and landed close to a


By Dave Summers, Milford on Sea

piece of wood. This piece of wood was clean and

planed on all sides. It was 3/4” wide, 1/4 thick

and 7” long. Wilbur grabbed this flat piece of

wood in his claws, flew up and re-joined the

grouping in his original position. Wilbur then

used his genius to manipulate this piece of

wood as an aerofoil section to allow him to

stabilise his flight in the same way an aircraft


Within 20-30 seconds he was showing improved

stability over his friends as they all tried valiantly

to hold together their formation in the very

gusty air. One minute later they all broke free,

Wilbur then dropped his new found stabiliser

and they all went back to soaring and diving

once more.

I inspected the dropped piece of wood. It was

part of the strips of wood used on the adjacent

beach huts - the roofs are covered with a tar

based felting material for waterproofing and

these strips are added to stop the winds from

tearing it. This piece was a small off cut from a

longer length.

How did Wilbur know that this aerofoil would

stabilise his flight? Did his friends give up flying

with him because they didn't have one?

It is interesting that in 1903 when the age of

flight began, the two remarkable brothers

Orville and Wilbur spent many hours studying

the flight of birds before they did any design

work. They studied the wing shapes, their

weight, how they used their bodies/wings to

soar, glide, land and take off. Only then did they

build their first flying machine, a glider. Then

later with the addition of an engine, the first

machine they could sit in and fly like a bird.

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This month we are focusing on

one of the projects that our

Lymington group have been

involved with.

Abundance Lymington has

been running for the last 5

years. The project is run by an

active group of local volunteers who are working

towards a sustainable SO41 area.

An Abundance of Apples

Abundance Lymington was conceived by Transition Lymington as a way to share the abundance

of apples and other fruits within the community. The concept involves volunteers picking apples

from private gardens and then sharing the harvest between the owners, volunteers, pre-schools

and other local groups. Abundance Lymington has recently expanded its horizons by sharing how

we can best use the apples.

Sharing & Recipe Ideas

• Ask a friend to help your pick your apples, and give them a share of the harvest.

• Make apple puree and freeze it in ice cube trays. You can use 2-3 cubes on your cereal in the


• Store them in trays. Keep them dry, separate with newspaper and check them regularly for


• Collect your jam jars and make apple chutney. Search for recipes and make some early

Christmas presents

• Collect old plastic bottles - juice the apples and freeze the juice. Its brown, but delicious.

• Give bags of apples to your friends and swap recipe ideas with them.

• Dry apple rings in a low heat oven or borrow/share a friend’s food dehydrator.

• Make some stunning ‘apple roses’ with pastry, jam and cinnamon. Hold or cold? With cream or

custard? Dorset apple cake, Apple fritters, or see the recipe for Cinnamon apples slices on the

next page. Please note the tip, as you can use either eating or cooking apples.

Recycling Update

Please accept our apologies for some of the entries in the last issue of The Village Voice.

Unfortunately, Milford Car Wash are no longer accepting any recycling. However, the good news

is that the zero-waste shop, The Naked Pantry in New Milton accepts these items:

• Outer Biscuit and Cracker Wrappers

• Toothbrushes and Toothpaste tubes

PLUS they donate all money raised from their recycling to Oakhaven Hospice.

If you are visiting The Naked Pantry, why not take along some of your empty jars and containers

for refilling with all your dry goods and household products. If you forget, they have paper bags

for some dry goods.

In addition, Specsavers will take any glasses, glasses cases, contact lenses & packaging. Also

hearing aid batteries . Neither Specsavers or Age UK (formed from the merger of Help the Aged &

Age Concern) take hearing aids.

Happy Autumn Feasts

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Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight cooling | Makes 10-12 slices


350g cooking apples,

peeled, cored and diced

1 tbsp lemon juice

50g granulated sugar

225g butter, softened

225g caster sugar

250g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp ground cinnamon

4 medium eggs

Icing sugar, to dust

Place the cooking apples, lemon juice and granulated sugar in a heavy-based

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until the apple has just softened. Leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm square shallow

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Place the butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and eggs in a

large bowl and, using a handheld electric mixer, beat together for 2-3 minutes

until pale and creamy.

Spread half the cake mixture in the base of the lined cake tin. Drain off any

excess liquid from the cooked apples then spoon them over the cake mixture

in an even layer. Gently spread the rest of the cake mixture over the apple


Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cake has shrunk from the sides of the tin

and springs back when pressed in the centre with your fingertips. Leave to cool

in the tin for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold, cut into slices and dusted with

icing sugar.

If you prefer replace the cooked apples with two peeled, cored and diced eating apples – no

need to cook them, just toss them in the lemon juice and use only 25g granulated sugar, then

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Lots of people found their computers

forcibly upgrade to Windows 10, even

though they were quite happy with their

Windows 7 computer. Even if you valiantly

resisted Microsoft’s attempts, come 14

January 2020, you’ll have to do something

when Microsoft ceases support for

Windows 7.

So if you are still running Windows 7, or

your upgraded PC doesn’t cut the mustard,

what do you do?

The problem is, you may find someone who

can decipher all the nonsense but what

does it mean in the real world? Have much

main memory is sufficient for the sort of

things you are going to want to do? What is

a USB C port and how many do you need?

I am often contacted by people who have

bought a cheap device on the

understanding that they ‘don’t do much’.

Trouble is, some of the cheaper computers

are under-specified for everything!

Well you may notice that in between

January next year and now is…..Christmas!

If you don’t have family who might take a

hint, maybe it’s time to treat yourself!

You have a number of options;

1. Buy a new Windows 10 computer. It will

work fairly similarly to your current

computer and should be able to run the

same or similar programs you use now. It

does sometimes act a bit strangely though.

A bit of advice from someone who isn’t

trying to sell you a particular computer can

go a long way. So, if you don’t have a

suitable child to hand, ask your friendly

computer techie. It’ll save you money and

grief in the long run!

2. Change to an Apple computer. I have

helped a number of my clients change and

it’s not as hard as you might think, given a

bit of help. They come with all the standard

sorts of programs but learning where

everything is can take a bit of effort.

3. Do you need a computer at all? I have

clients who have ditched their computers

and now use a tablet exclusively. The iPad

is by far the most common but there are

other tablets available.

All sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Until of

course you go into Currys or John Lewis or

look online, that is. There’s an awful lot of

numbers and acronyms involved in buying

tech these days and not as much

knowledge from retailers as you might


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We accept 2, 3 and 4 year Early Years Funded Sessions and

our opening hours are 8.30am – 3.10pm (Term Time Only).

We also offer a Holiday Club during School Holidays for

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Page Artist

Artist Trina Hart is based in Lymington in

the New Forest, and has been painting for

the past 15 years. Her work tends to be

influenced by current affairs, social issues

and lost ancient wisdom, although she is

now enjoying working with life studies.

"Figurative work can bring the heartbeat

into a painting, without the human

presence you have to work differently to

find that same soul in the subject. I

recently went to a Tracey Emin exhibition

where emotion was running extremely

high in her figurative work. I like to think

her style has been an influence in how I

approach my work now."

Trina runs the marketing side of The Local

Art Scene, which is an online facility to


artists in

the region,



includes a


offering of

pop up

gallery exhibitions which are arranged

within the New Forest. This summer The

Local Art Scene ran successful pop ups on

the Village Green in Milford on Sea, the

gardens in Stanwell House Hotel in

Lymington, Setley Garden Centre in

Brockenhurst, Lepe Country Park and

Buckler's Hard Shipwright's Workshop, and

finally, to wind up the summer season, the

last one was at the United Reformed

Church in Lymington. These events have

been fun, and have helped artists to show

and sell their work to a varied audience.

"We are looking forward to 2020 when we

will be expanding on the number of events

in the area, and we have been fortunate to

have the support of local town and parish

councils in this regard. The Local Art Scene

has worked hard to maintain a high

standard of works in the pop up

exhibitions, and this has been reflected in

the level sales achieved."

The Local Art Scene offers a platform for

artists to both exhibit and sell their work,

which is much needed, as traditional

gallery space can be limited. For more

information please visit:

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Isle of Wight - White-tailed Eagle

(WTE) Reintroduction Programme

A lot has been written about the project but

not everybody will have heard about the

incredible journey of the first Eagle to set off

from the Island to the mainland and across

south east England.

The full story of Eagle G3-22 is told on the Roy

Dennis Wildlife Foundation website. Here is a

summary of G3-22’s first flight.

Before release, each bird was checked over by

the Foundation’s Vet and a satellite tag fitted.

Having been passed 100% fit the birds were

let out from their secret pens.

G3-22 has been named ‘Culver’ after Culver

Cliff which was the last place that WTE’s bred

on the Island. Culver is a male bird and was

released on the 22 nd August.


ground before setting off northwards across

the New Forest. He passed east of

Brockenhurst at 955m, crossing north-west to

Blashford Lakes.

Next morning he explored the Avon Valley

before heading close to Stockbridge. He

passed Romsey and followed the River Test

south before roosting north-west of

Lyndhurst. Next morning he crossed

Southampton Water and flew east across the

City at 500m. Continuing east, he passed

north of Portsmouth before turning northeast

to Surrey and onwards to Staines. As he

approached Heathrow Airport he sensibly

turned east heading for central London. At

2.23pm that day he passed directly over Big

Ben at 705m.

He was photographed by a London birder as

Culver flew over Victoria Street. He then

more or less followed the Thames, passing

over Canvey Island and then Southend-on-Sea

before landing on the North Sea coast near

Great Wakering. He flew inland to roost after

an incredible 220km journey.

Next day he set off and flew out to sea but

turned back and headed south towards Kent

and then west into East Sussex.

STOP PRESS: Culver back on Island.

Culver spent his first week exploring the

Island before settling down to roost east of

the Needles on the evening of the 28/8. The

following day he set off and headed north

from Yarmouth to Lymington, which took him

about 15 minutes following the route of the

Wightlink ferry! He flew at about 89m above

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Dogs welcome

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Now we are all living longer, it is a sad fact of

life that many of us are going to lose our life

partners, and have to consider facing a

future living alone. Or it might be that being

single was a choice during our working lives,

but we now feel isolated. For many people,

family and friends strive to fill the gap, but

what if you have reached the point where

you would appreciate the company of one

special person? Maybe you’d like one

person to talk to, share a meal with, or join

you for a holiday. How do you go about

meeting someone new? The younger

generation use the internet, but our

generation might find that tricky, and of

course it can be risky.

So how can we meet new people in later


and it’s easy to meet people there. Many

people who have been bereaved find great

support from The Coates Centre at Oakhaven

Hospice. There are informal groups that have

arisen out of bereavement groups where

people continue to support each other and

arrange social gatherings. South Lawn Hotel

noticed recently that some single people,

mostly men, were booking for Sunday lunch.

Some of these are widowers who had dined

frequently there with their wives. They now

ask people who book for one if they would

like to join a shared table. It’s proved very

popular, and sometimes they start a second

table. Another great way to make new

friends and relationships is through

volunteering. The opportunities are too

numerous to list, but many of them are

mentioned elsewhere in The Village Voice.

We are lucky in the Milford on Sea area that

there are already opportunities for people to

make new friends. The U3A is one of the

organisations for those of us who are retired.

It has well over 350 members in the local

area. It has lots of different interest groups,

where people who are on their own can feel

comfortable. As well as groups that learn

together, there are social groups who go out

for meals or to the theatre. Milford also

boasts numerous clubs and organisations in

every subject you can think of from Bridge,

to Bowls to Birdwatching. There is certainly

something for everyone!

The Community Centre has all sorts of

entertainment, as well as clubs and classes,

Perhaps you’ve tried some of these

suggestions and have made new friends, but

what you would like is a more direct

approach. One idea would be to hold regular

coffee mornings for older people on their

own who want to find companionship and

friendship in a safe environment. It would

only need a few people to set it up and there

are lots of possible venues. If you would like

to take part, contact The Village Voice

( 01590

643969), and we will put you in touch with

each other.

So much research shows that we are

healthier if we are socially active.

Older life doesn’t have to be lonely.

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equire a special licence to drive it. Although

there are issues to be resolved, the general

agreement of the meeting was to take the

project forward.

The Milford on Sea Minibus

is coming!

Milford really is set to get its own community

minibus in the very near future!

In July over 40 people attended a meeting

organised by the Milford on Sea Charitable

Trust. The meeting discussed what steps

were needed to set up and operate a

community minibus service, and agreed that

the aims were

• To provide a low cost community transport

service for residents of all ages living in the

parish of Milford on Sea (ie Milford,

Everton, Keyhaven, Lymore, Downton) and

local organisations that provide activities

for them

• Provide social support for residents who

have no other form of transport available

and who might otherwise become


• Make Milford “greener” by encouraging

residents to use their cars less

Suggested uses of a minibus included use

by local organisations, either to take

members on trips or collect them for local

activities; shopping and leisure trips,

transport to and from events or activities in

the village, such as the Community Centre,

the library and lunch clubs. Use by all ages

is important. Several organisations

including the WI, Milford Primary School,

the Conservation Volunteers and the U3A

have already expressed interest.

Ivan Chandler is the enthusiastic new

Coordinator for the Project. Since the

meeting, Ivan has drawn together a “Help

Team”. The Team still needs more

volunteers. In particular people are needed

to take on publicity, and the marketing of the

service once it’s underway, and a few people

who are knowledgeable about vehicles, as

well as more drivers. If you would like to get

involved or find out more about the project,

contact Ivan:

Two years ago the Milford on Sea Arts and

Music Festival donated £4,000 towards

buying a minibus. Since then other donations

have been received or promised. Further

finance will be raised by a combination of

donations, sponsorship and grants. South

Lawn Hotel have already offered a

sponsorship arrangement, and are very

generously supporting our first major


The Milford on Sea Charitable Trust


The Minibus Fun & Fundraising Event

An exciting & entertaining evening featuring

(amongst others!)

The Rambling Men, Strumpets, Belly

Dancers, Romeo Valente and surprise


Saturday 16 th November 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

South Lawn Hotel

100 Tickets only - £20

All the entertainers are performing for free

South Lawn is providing the Cornwallis

Suite and serving Pie 'n' Mash with peas for

free so every penny goes to the funding of

the Minibus!

It was proposed that buying a small

8+driver used minibus was the best

strategy to start the service. Not only was

this a relatively achievable financial option

given funds already available (a minibus

might cost around £8,000 with insurance a

further £1,000 or so) but also it did not

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Tickets on sale on Tuesday 1 st October

(cash) at South Lawn Hotel or from Ivan

07915 662030 or


Tel: 01590


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The Dog Walk Diet Part 2

For all of you who enjoyed our previous

‘Dog Walk Diet’ article and walk route read


The New forest is beautiful at this time of

year, the purple heather contrasting

against the emerald green of the trees to

create a beautiful walking landscape. Our

Longslade View route is one that we’ve

devised specially for our dog walking Pet

Rangers, who, with the rest of our team,

managed to complete over eight thousand

dog walks for local customers in 2018!

Anyway, to the route.

old railway bridge, follow the track that

goes to the right and up onto the old

railway line/gravel track. The Castleman’s

Corkscrew was the name given to one of

Hampshire’s oldest railway lines which ran

from Brockenhurst to Ringwood and on to

Wimbourne. Today long stretches of the

track have been retained for cycle and

walking routes.

Follow the track all the way to the end

where you come to a small white cottage.

Just after the cottage, turn left and follow

the track here.

Around 25-30 minutes into the walk, you

will come to a small river/pond area where

the dogs can have a cool off. Keep

following the track along. You will then

come to a wooded area. Keep following

the track up the hill.

Longslade View car park is in Sway. If

coming through Sway village and driving

up Brighton Road, turn right at the top of

Brighton Road. The car park is then on

your left hand side. If coming from the

B3055 Sway direction, turn left at the brow

of the hill and staggered crossroads. The

car park is then the first one on your right

hand side.

Turn into the car park and drive along the

track to the car park and park up.

From the car park gate, follow the track

down the hill and when you come to the

At the top of the hill the track splits. Go left

here and follow the track down the hill.

You will then come to a bigger river/pond

where you can again stop and the dogs can

have a cool off in the water. Alternatively

you can turn right and explore the

woodland for a longer walk.

Follow the track under the railway bridge

and all the way back up the hill to the car


If all this frankly seems too much like hard

work for you, but you’d nevertheless like

to give your dog a unique treat of some

lovely, forest walks like this, then call us up

on the old dog and bone on 01425 262

100, or click and

we’ll come and pick them up.

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We aim to make your holiday planning as stress free as possible!

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For all your property needs

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A sparkling jewel in the centre of the

Mediterranean, Malta sits between Sicily and

the North African coast. Steeped in a rich

history, this beautiful archipelago, has been

subject to the rule of Romans, Moors, Knights

of Saint John, French and British.

The largest, and probably best known of the

islands is Malta. The island’s capital, Valletta, is

one of Malta’s three UNESCO World Heritage


As the commercial centre of the island, the city

is busy during the day. Quaint shops and cafes

sit side by side with internationally known

retailers offering a unique shopping experience

with something for everyone.

TRAVEL guide

Soak up the Magic of Malta

Discovering Seville :

A Wonderful City

Valletta offers a variety of accommodation from

charming boutique hotels to self-catering

options and there’s something for all budgets.

Beyond Valletta, Malta has so much more to

offer. There are beaches to suit every taste

from sporty travellers who want to windsurf

through to sun-seekers simply wanting to relax.

The most popular beaches are in the North of

Malta and if you’re looking for something a

little smaller, head for the tip overlooking the

island of Gozo.

A boat trip to Comino’s world-famous Blue

Lagoon is not to be missed. You’ll have to look

far and wide to find more beautifully clear,

azure waters.

The rocky coastline and clear blue waters of

Malta makes for some of the best diving in the

Mediterranean with a wealth of caves, reefs

and wrecks to explore. The combination of

clear waters and calm conditions make it a

great place for first time divers and there’s no

shortage of reputable Dive Schools to choose


As the sun sets, you feel like you’re walking

back in time as you explore the narrow streets,

churches and palaces. Find a small café tucked

away and enjoy local delicacies such as pastizzi

and ftira.

Whilst in the city, don’t miss the stunning St

John’s Cathedral and Museum which hosts

some of the world’s most famous works of fine


English is widely spoken, car drive on the left

and the standard British three pin plug system

is used.

Flights from Bournemouth Airport to Malta are

just three hours making it the perfect getaway.

For more information, or to arrange your

bespoke itinerary, call Milford Travel on 01590

644899, email or

pop in and see us at 78 High Street,

Milford on Sea.

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1. Put into code (8)

5. Salve, ointment (4)

9. Clench, clutch tightly


10. Robert ___, Poet

Laureate 1913–30


11. Trousers that end

above the knee (6)

12. Emerge from an egg


14. Inferior substitute or

imitation (6)

16. Item that fastens

together two ends of

a belt (6)

19. Bowl-shaped vessel


21. Preposterous (6)

24. Shrub that yields

coffee beans (7)

25. Items of footwear (5)

26. Item of crockery (4)


27. Characteristic of a

woman (8)


1. Boundary, rim (4)

2. Railway carriages


3. John ___, English

painter and

decorative designer

best known for his

stained glass in

Coventry and

Llandaff cathedrals


4. Raise in a relief (6)

6. Slang of thieves

and vagabonds (5)

7. Reckless or

malicious behaviour


8. Hindu deity (6)

13. Panel of buttons

used to operate a

computer (8)

15. Game played on a

court (6)

17. Former capital of

Pakistan (7)

18. Decanter (6)

20. Crust-like surfaces

of healing wounds


22. Rice and raw fish

wrapped in

seaweed (5)

23. Small area of


land (4)


Each letter in this puzzle is represented

by a number between 1 and 26.

The codes for three letters are shown.

As you find the letters enter them in

the box below.

14 7 5 7 3 26 10 22 13 10 22 26

3 4 7 23 13 12 4


3 21 14 18 16 12 12 10 14 13 10 22

24 15 4 8 22 11 14


3 11 22 8 22 2 24 3 26 14 8 26

26 18 22

8 19


11 22 13 22 6 4 14 26 24 12 8

3 9 25 24 17

16 13 14 26 22 14 7 5 22 22 3 22

12 18 14 13 21 1 23

20 8 24 26 3 13 22 26 26 7 11 22

22 8 22 19 13 14 13

8 22 22 2 13 22 11 19 11 13 22 3

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The Village News

Traditional Newsagent

Mark Cummings & Family


Quality men’s


Traditional &

modern styles

Run by


friendly and



Open Weekdays 9am - 5.30pm

Saturdays 8.30am - 1.30pm

National Lottery Outlet - Newsagent

Local Information Point

Open Mon - Sat: 6.30am - 5.00pm

Sunday: 6.30am - 1.00pm

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Do you feel overwhelmed by too many

options and nervous about expensive


Do you know which upgrades will add

value and which won’t?

Or……... are there just not enough hours

in the day?

Whether you are looking for a single pair of

curtains, a new kitchen, bathroom or a total

refurbishment, we have the knowledge and

experience to assist. At No 19 can help to

make the most of your home with stylish

practical solutions, tailored to your taste and

pocket, either using existing furnishings or

starting afresh, to create a personal space

tailored to your unique needs. We are happy

to work with your preferred tradespeople or

supply our own, with or without full project


We are well known for our close attention to

detail, friendly personal service and ability to

see things through from concept to


You do not have to be wealthy to utilise the

services of an interior designer, but you do

have to be wise – professional guidance can

avoid costly mistakes and assist in ‘getting it

right first time’. With our free of charge

consultation within a 10 mile radius of

Lymington, there is nothing to lose by giving

us a call.

Contact Val Plummer

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Lymington Town


The Georgian Era

The 'Georgian Era' spans the reigns of the

Hanoverian Kings (Georges I, II, III and IV) (1714 During this period of history England was

You may have wondered why the herrings And , if you venture down to St Ives in

-1830) and this is the architecture which still frequently at

at the bottom of this page are vertical. Not Cornwall, there is a B&B that’s taken its

dominates Lymington today. Fine Georgian war (especially

an error on my part, the title of the name from one of Adrian's pictures.

properties were spacious with grand

with France)

painting proportions explains and lots all of - ’Hauling light. The Herring’, upper, more and Lymington

depicting cramped storeys, the fish with being smaller pulled windows up a were net. Adrian provided is a keen birder & enjoys fishing, so

for the 'staff'. The main house had elegant it’s Barracks no surprise in the that his inspiration is

Adrian rooms is and a local the kitchen artist was and often has built away up from a it clearly town for from the sea and our local wildlife,

strong the reputation. lower ground He floor has (the a wonderfully

servants’ with soldiers fish in and birds the main themes of his

distinct domain). and Many vibrant such houses style. You can may be seen have on a work. great numbers

seen wander a selection round Lymington of his work Town in and Milford: you may (both foreign

La spot Perla, some The with Marine bricked boutique up windows B&B to , reduce or in and English)


the amount


of tax






to pay!

in BluBambu.

and their presence dominated the local

The red tiled roofs which dominate the high population (as can be imagined). The Angel pub

street are also an indication of Georgian origins was a source of entertainment for many of

which thankfully escaped renovation in the them and the first theatre was built in New

poorer Victorian era.

Lane, whilst a new prison was built in the High

Also mainly in the Georgian era, a number of Street!

serpentine walls were constructed. This was a The Georgian Era was also the heyday of

fashion from 1700 onwards for more than a Smuggling which took place along the whole

hundred years, though some walls round the south coast of England, with most of the

town are deceivingly modern or ancient. Our populace supporting them as heroes and public

Walls Walk will reveal all, if this intrigues you. benefactors. It was the only way most people

Whilst boat building was and is a significant could afford tea and Brandy. (Take our Sea, Salt

part of Lymington's story, it For was more undoubtedly information, & Smuggling please see: Walk for more stories on the

the wealth created by the Salt and Smuggling above)

'industries' of this time that enabled the Every year Lymington Town Tours deliver a

or contact Adrian directly:

reconstruction of Lymington from Medieval to

Georgian style.

Salt was being made from seawater here

before even Roman times and in Georgian

times it was in its heyday with huge sums being

collected by the taxman. Ships sailed from

Lymington with Salt to Newfoundland, America

and Norway amongst others, bringing back

other goods. Coal had to be imported in great

quantities at the height of the industry to fuel

the fires in the Salterns which stretched from

the town Quay to Keyhaven creating an

industrial landscape, operating night and day in

the season. The season averaged 16 weeks of

the year with up to 3


and a half tons per pan

every 6 days. (in 1802 there were only 2weeks

of operation due to rain). Grainger

Huge fortunes were, however, made for the

Saltern owners, one of whom was Charles St.

Barbe (influential businessman, the first Banker

and 5 times Mayor of the Borough).

programme of guided walks twice a week

(Sunday morning and Wednesday evening)

from May to October. The Georgian Era is

explored by a number of our walks, especially

the foundation 'Story of Lymington' tour, Sea,

Salt and Smuggling and we also cover the

'Story of Milford' (especially appropriate

alongside this year’s celebrations of the

Admirals). Please join us.

(Full programme on the website :

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Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea ,SO41 0RF

Festive Lunch Party

Mon - Sat £22.00 per person

Festive Sunday Lunches & Boxing Day

2 Courses £19.50/ 3 Courses £23.00

Christmas Day Lunch

7 Courses & Coffee £105.50

New Years’ Eve Dinner & Dance




& New Year



Please Call

for Details

T: 01590 643911



Ocean Cars & Milford Cars

Long Distance Specialist

Available in Milford-on-Sea

Airports | Docks | Stations | Hospitals

Saloons, Estates, MPVs and 7 - Seater

No Hidden Charges

Lady Driver available on request

Hampshire Travel Vouchers acceptable

Telephone - 01590 678 325

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The Old Clock House - 22 High Street - Milford-on-Sea - Hampshire - SO41 0QD

Parish Clerk: Graham Wells Asst. Parish Clerk: Sarah Pitt

Tel: 01590 644410

Website: Email:

October/November 2019

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Pollyanna Salon


























Expert hairstyling &

service guaranteed


Tuesday to Saturday

104 High Street, Milford on Sea

Tel 01590 642101


























Reflexology can help alleviate a range

of symptoms including stress,

insomnia, migraines, arthritis, IBS,

back pain and ease pregnancy.

Deep tissue & therapeutic massage


07930 338819 01590 689420

General Knowledge: 1 Encipher, 5 Balm, 9

Grasp, 10 Bridges, 11 Shorts, 12 Hatch, 14

Ersatz, 16 Buckle, 19 Basin, 21 Absurd, 24

Arabica, 25 Socks, 26 Dish, 27 Feminine.

Down: 1 Edge, 2 Coaches, 3 Piper, 4

Emboss, 6 Argot, 7 Mischief, 8 Vishnu, 13

Keyboard, 15 Tennis, 17 Karachi, 18 Carafe,

20 Scabs, 22 Sushi, 23 Isle

Mobile Visits

If you have any of these concerns, please contact us to

arrange your free consultation

We also use electrolysis for hair removal and offer thread vein removal

using Sclerotheraphy

T: 01590 719329 E:

Tu Sei Bella: Offering a wide range of Beauty Treatments

and Massage for Men & Women

47 High Street, Milford On Sea, SO41 0QG

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Mark Jones: 07900 800050

01590 674532

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07502 338725

Please call Martyn for an appointment

Latest technology

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Martyn Bowles RHAD MSHAA

Nursing Home

01590 648000

Nursing Home

A higher ratio of qualified nursing staff to

ensure the very best 24 hour nursing care


Excellent cuisine from our award winning chefs


Residents enjoy regular and stimulating

activities and outings provided

by our dedicated team


Warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere


Ambulance and wheelchair transport available

St. George’s

Home Care

01590 644258

Home Care

Personal Care (including bathing,

showering, toileting & dressing)


Cleaning, laundry & shopping


Meal preparation


Companionship and Support


Assistance with appointments,

outings and social events


Night visits, sleep-ins & live-in care

De La Warr Road, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0PS

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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us

Is it all DOOM AND GLOOM? ..………. Not a

bit of it”

And we‘re not talking about Brexit or a General


A lot of negative things have been said about

wildlife depletions and extinctions, but it is

certainly not the case with all wildlife. In this

issue of Wildlife Matters we look at some

positive signs.

• In 2018, 89 Bitterns were ‘booming’ in RSPB

Nature Reserves across the country. In 1997,

there were just 11 booming Bitterns. In

winter 2018/19 Bitterns were regularly

recorded at The Pans in Keyhaven.

Red Kite over Lymington

• 2018 and 2019 were good years for several

butterfly species. Two-thirds of British

butterflies were seen in higher numbers in

2018 than in 2017. The Large Blue enjoyed

its best year in 2018 since its reintroduction,

up 58% on 2017 records.

Photograph courtesy of Matthew Barfield

There are about 12.8 million water birds

across the UK. This is marginally up on 2011

estimates. The increase has been in the

numbers of Geese, which was offset by lower

wader numbers.

Large Blue

• Brown Argus was recorded on Studland

Meadow for the very first time.

Brown Argus – Photo courtesy of Eric Read

Brent Geese shortly to return to our coastline

• Numbers of Red Kites and Little Egrets saw

significant increases between 1995 and


Let us hope that other declining species can be

encouraged back to our county and our shores!

Further information from:

Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer

(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email

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Cllr Fran Carpenter

Hampshire County Councillor

New Milton North, Milford & Hordle

(01425 614665 / 07867 502624

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The New Forest’s leading, family run,

garden centre, offering you the quality

and choice from our own 25 acre


Whether you’re looking for bulbs & bedding or

trees & shrubs, we are sure to have something to

suit your needs. Our knowledgeable staff are

always on hand to help and advise.

If it’s a gift you are after, then why not come along

and browse our houseplants or gift area. There are

lots of lovely ideas.

And after all that shopping rest awhile in

Camellias with a slice of cake and a cuppa, or

even one of our home cooked lunches.

Everton, nr. Lymington, SO41 0JZ

Tel: 01590 642155

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In the Garden

with Alan Edmondson of

Bowercot Garden Design


Gardening Tips

• Divide and replant old clumps of perennials such as achillea and pyrethrum.

October is a good month for planting box, holly or yew hedging.

• Blackberry, raspberry and Loganberry canes which have fruited should be cut out

and new canes tied to the supporting framework.

• Misplaced shrubs and trees within the garden can be lifted and transplanted. Keep

root disturbance to a minimum.

• If your runner beans have finished cropping, cut back the top growth and compost

it. Leave the root system in the soil to rot down and provide nitrogen.

• Unripened tomatoes can be ripened by placing in a large paper bag with an

overripe (freckled) banana.

• Put grease bands around apple and cherry trees to catch winter moths.

• On established lawns, apply autumn fertiliser if not already done.

• If you are over wintering hardy annuals in the cold greenhouse, water them


• If digging, leave the soil in lumps for the frost to break down.

• If you are planning to plant fruit trees, the sooner the better, although the planting

season extends to March.

• It is a good time to plant bare rooted roses. Any broken stems or roots should be

cut away cleanly

• Woolly leafed alpines may need some protection from excessive wet weather.

• Clean and oil any tools that are not needed until next year.

Alan Edmondson of Bowercot Garden

Design, Lymington, is a regular

contributor to BBC Radio Solent’s ‘The

Kitchen Garden’ formerly ‘The Good Life’.

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Ideal for group classes/events/meetings/

exhibitions etc

Spacious main hall with stage (seating

capacity 200). Smaller room also available

Good facilities including kitchen/toilets and

car parking

For enquiries, please email Mike at:






07817 525008 (OFFICE HOURS)


01425 612885

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27th Sept

10 am - 2pm

World’s biggest Coffee Morning

Milford-on-Sea Guide Hut



Hospital Friends

Advent Fair

Saturday 30th Nov

10am - 12noon

Community Centre

Milford Floral Art Club

10th Oct: Demonstration, ‘Strictly


14th nov : Dem ‘n’ do

Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd

Thursday of each month 1.30 for 2pm

at All Saints’ Church Hall

Sheila Quinney 01590 641867

Milford Green Club

is part of the Brendon Care group, a charity which

runs clubs for older people in Hampshire and

Dorset.. We meet twice a month on the 2nd and

4th Tuesday afternoon at 2.00 pm at the

Community Centre.

We have speakers on a wide range of subjects,

interspersed with the occasional quiz afternoon.

The cost is £4 per session. We always end with

tea and cakes. Please contact me for further


Milford Hospital League of Friends

(Bathing Service)

would like to thank

and also wish them all the best

in their December retirements


At the Knit & Natter Group,

we make ‘Twiddle Muffs’ for

charity (pictured). These are

knitted muffs with items attached,

to keep dementia patients’ hands

active and busy. We also knit other

things for charity, and are in need

of supplies.

Do you have any of the following

that you could donate?

• Any yarn/double or chunky

knitting wool

• Things that can be ’twiddled’ e.g.

buttons, jewellery, bells, bows,

beads , zips

• Also small buttons to use for

premature baby cardigans

Please contact

Jackie Harrison

01590 643939

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Milford Historical Record


Thurs 28th Nov: Thomas Budd,

the Vanishing Vicar

All Saints’ Church Hall 7.45pm

(doors open 7.15pm)

For more information please contact:

Christopher Hobby 01590 645164

Health Walks Milford on Sea

Do join us for a free, led, group walk lasting

up to 90 minutes. Our walks are designed

to encourage wellbeing, whilst enjoying the

company of others. The group meet at the

Community Centre Café, Sea Road, Milford-

On-Sea SO41 0PH on Fridays at 10.15 am.


Marcella House Tel:02380 841341

Or just turn up on the day: Fridays 10.15am


Tues 1st Oct: Hobart’s Funnies—The

invention in Churchill’s Toy Shop

Tues 5th Nov: John Smith, Roman Life

around MOS

Milford-on-Sea Community Centre, Sea Road,

2 p.m. Visitors £3.


Sat 19th Oct:

ENCORE CHOIR with Reeds in Harmony

Community Centre, 7pm

Sat 2nd Nov:


Community Centre, 10 - 12.30

Milford on Sea WI

Village Community


7pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month

except August

9 Oct: The history of the Watercress Line

13 Nov: Lymington coastguards



Lymington & District

Naturalists’ Society

Indoor Meetings with illustrated

talks are held on the 2 nd and 4 th

Tuesdays throughout the autumn

and winter at the Lymington Centre

Field Meetings twice a month on

Thursdays throughout the year.

Why not join us? Visitors are


Membership enquiries: or

01590 679315

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Oct 21st : Mark Allum, Antiques


Nov 18th: Susie Harries, Pevsner in


For more information about joining,

call our Chairman Mark Gussin:

01590 381786


Happy to help!

for transport to medical appointments

Call 01590 641700

Milford on Sea Community Panel News

The next meeting of the

Panel will be on Wednesday

13 th November at 6pm in

the Community Centre Café. It is open to

anyone interested in the community, and

any local voluntary organisations. If you

are interested in the work of the Panel,

please contact Jenny on

These are some of the things we do:

The Minibus Project. We are

planning to introduce a

community minibus for the

benefit of residents of Milford, Everton,

Keyhaven, Downton and Lymore.

Everyone’s help is needed, both young

and old, to get the project up and

running. If you would like to get involved

or find out more about the project,

contact the Project Coordinator: Ivan


A fundraising event is planned for

Saturday November 16 th at South Lawn

Hotel, who are sponsoring the minibus.

See page 21 For details.

Milford on

Sea Youth




T:01590 644861

Community Centre. Time:

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Mondays for Seniors aged 13

to 16

Tuesdays for Juniors aged 10

to 13.Activities include: table

tennis, football, badminton,

games console, cooking,

craft, dance, painting and


The Dementia Action Group

(DAG) run free information

sessions for organisations,

businesses and families and

friends of people affected by dementia.

These a informal sessions that last about

an hour. Feedback is very positive.

Contact Lesley on 01425 614981,

The DAG website

( gives

information on support and activities in

the village for people affected by

dementia, their families and carers. The

group raise funds to run the groups.

Their Grand Christmas Ball is on

Saturday November 30 th . It is their

major fundraising event and is a brilliant

evening out. Tickets are £35 each,

which includes a three course meal and

dancing to popular band Loose Chippings.

Email for more


Milford Befrienders.

If you would like to help us

or need a visit please call

Steve on 01590 637088 or


For those on their own At MILFORD BAPTIST CHURCH 2nd Friday of each month

To book please call 01590 645800 the week before

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Village Hall,

Park Road on


10.30am - 12



friendship & a

warm welcome.

Donations to

Naomi House

McLellan Hall, Lymington Community

Centre, 7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most

welcome. Contact 01425 613684

or visit:

The Swanage railway talk by The friendes of

the Lymington - Brockenhurst line on Nov

11th , the talk will be given by a member of

the Swanage.

Everton Rambling Club

Merv : 01590 642509

Contact Mervyn for walk details


Tues 8th 10.30am Tues 5th 6.30pm

Thur 24th 10.30am Thur 21st 10.30am



Milford on Sea Recorded Music Society

Oct 11th & 25th

Nov 8th & 22nd

Further information please contact

Andy Clark: 01590 643249 or David Scourse

01590 645365

Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group

Everton & Milford

Activity Group

We provide entertainment & afternoon tea,

for people in the south of the New Forest.

Milford Community Centre 9 Sea Road, Next

meetings 2 nd Thurs of each month 2-4pm

We are a friendly group who welcome

people living with dementia, their carers,

family & friends.

Run entirely by


volunteers, so we

ask for

£2 per person



From Sandy

01425 610122

or Joan

01425 623263

Health Walks Milford on Sea

Do join us for a free, led, group walk lasting

up to 90 minutes. Our walks are designed

to encourage wellbeing, whilst enjoying the

company of others. The group meet at the

Community Centre Café, Sea Road, Milford-

On-Sea SO41 0PH on Fridays at 10.15 am.


Marcella House Tel:02380 841341

Or just turn up on the day: Fridays 10.15am

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Milford Community Centre

7.30pm, Doors open at 7pm

Oct 16th: Exploring the South Island of

New Zealand

Nov 20th : All aspects of rose care

Our programme for the year can be found

on our website

Parkinson’s UK New Forest

01590 672951 Meet at Boldre War Memorial

Hall in Pilley 3rd Thurs of each month 2pm -

4.30pm (except December)

Gentle Chair Based Exercise

For Parkinson’s sufferers Tuesday 10.30am

Contact Roni: 01590 688 887



Just a reminder that we will be holding

workshops again in All Saints’ Church Hall on

Octr 16 th , 30 th and Nov 13 th from 2. to

3.30pm. At the workshops we fill shoeboxes

with gifts to send out to needy children

around the world. We need donations of the

following items:

Face cloths, bars of soap, toothbrushes ,

hairbrushes/combs, hair bobbles, stationery

items including pencil cases and sharpeners,

colouring books and writing pads. We do like

to include a cuddly toy for every child, and

other toys that are small and will fit into a

box. Please DO NOT include any war related

items, such as toy guns or military figures, any

liquids or lotions hand-made knitted stuffed

toys or sharp items. Leaflets giving details of

what we need are available from All Saints’

Church, the Church Office, the Newsagents in

the village and the Community Centre

If you have never been before, please come

along with an empty shoebox, some

Christmas wrapping paper and items to be

included. We do also need a contribution of

£5 per box for transportation costs.

If you would prefer to make up your own box,

please bring it to the church office on or

before November 14 th

Sadly, due to stringent customs regulations

we are unable to send toothpaste or any kind

of sweets. Any queries please contact

Beverley 01590 643427.

Drop-In Councillor Surgeries

Come and speak with your

Milford District & County Councillors

Cllr Mr David Hawkins NFDC

Cllr Mrs Christine Hopkins NFDC

Cllr Mrs Fran Carpenter HCC

10am -12pm

Wed 16th Oct :

Community Centre, Sea Road (café)

Thurs 28 th Nov:

Milford Library, Village Hall (pop-up café)

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Bridge Club

We meet twice a week at the Baptist Church

Hall, Wayside Close, Barnes Lane.

Mondays: 1.45pm to 5pm

Wednesdays: 6.45pm to 10pm.

Everyone welcome.

Terry Kirkpatrick at:-


Milford on Sea Methodist Church

lunch club

108 High street

For the elderly in the community - you

would be most welcome. 12:30 pm:

2nd and 4th Thursday in each month

To book your place or for more details

please call Margaret on 01590 641189


Opening Times:-

Mon. & Tues. 2.30 – 5 pm.

Wed, Thurs, Fri. 10am – 12.30 pm.

October Events :-

Tues. 8 th After School Storytime 3-30 – 4 pm.

Wed. 9 th - Tea and Quiz. 2 – 4 pm. £3

including refreshments.

Tues. 15 th - Milford Community Reading

Group 1.30 – 3.30 pm. £1.50 to cover costs.

Tues. 22 nd - After School Storytime

3-30 – 4 pm

Wed. 23 rd - Concert by Straight Banana

2 – 4 pm. £4. Including refreshments.

November Events :-

Tues.12 th - After School Storytime

3.30 – 4 pm.

Wed.13 th - Tea and Quiz 2 – 4 pm. £3.

Including refreshments.

Tues.19 th - Milford Community Reading

Group 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Congratulations to all the children who took

part in the Space Chase Summer Reading


Milford on Sea

Newcomers’ Supper

Once again it is that time of year when I

turn to organising the Newcomers’

Supper. Have you moved into the village

since last October? Then this is a free

event for you. I organise an exhibition of

as many activities as I can that you may

like to join.

The biggest building in the village for this

is All Saints’ Church. I take over the

building for the day and it becomes a

market place of stalls of clubs and

associations which welcome new

members. The Parish Council also has a

stall. so if you have an interest, hobby or

just want to meet new friends do ask for

an invitation.

We welcome you to come to the church

at 6pm to see the exhibition and then

you are welcomed over into the church

hall for supper, fun and entertainment.

The event is by invitation only - to get an

invite phone Ruth on 01590 641875


The date is 12 th October 2019

Time 6pm

Where All Saints’ church and church hall.


If you would like to have a stall please

get in touch asap to select your spot

(first come service!)

Ruth on

01590641875 or

If your club information has changed

since last October please make me aware

for the Village Directory.

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cj skyvac is a gutter clearing business in the New Forest, that offers a

high quality service. We also offer an optional cleaning service.

An on-board camera is used, so nothing is left behind.

We use a powerful, free

standing, gutter clearing

machine, with a reach of

up to 12metres high.

Clearing is done safely from

the ground, so no need for

scaffolding and ladders.

Modern Terrace: £65

Town House: £65

Standard Detached: £80

Large Detached: £90+


Garages & Carports:

Attached: £15 each

Detached: £20 each

Contact Christopher

M: 07900 53 55 44



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Established 1971







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Tel: 01590 642261

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We offer free no obligation quotations for any work including:

Extensions - Alterations - Plastering & Decorating - Kitchens - Bathrooms

Groundwork - Brickwork - Roofing - Electrics - Plumbing

Need help with plans? We can help with this as well

T: 01425 837950


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• Foggy, misted, broken double

glazed units replaced in UPVC

& aluminium

• Door & window locks

• Hinges & handles

• Patio rollers

• Upgrade to energy efficient glass

• Fire escape hinges

• Draughts & leaks

• Perished window & door rubber


• Cat flaps & letter plates

• Supply and install windows, doors

and conservatories

• Local family business

• Fully insured

• Established 35 years

07500 110 464


• Gas Boiler Servicing

• Same Day Repairs

• Central Heating System Upgrades

• Gas Appliance Installations & Repairs

• Bathroom/Shower Installations

• Tiling

• Landlord Safety Checks


• Solar & Renewable Heating Installations

Free estimates and advice



T: 01425 622138

M: 07710 451565

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Emergency Services 999

Emergency police, fire, ambulance, coastguard



105 (all suppliers)

Gas escapes 0800 111 999

BT Fault Line 0800 800 151

Southern Water 0800 820 999


Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

Morebus (was Wilts & Dorset) 01202 338 420

National Express 08717 81 81 81

Council & Government

Milford Parish Council 01590 644 410

NFDC 02380 285 000

NFDC Emergency Service 02380 285 250

Hampshire CC 03005 551 375

NF National Park 01590 646 600


Police - Non Emergency, Anti - 101

Social & Neighbourhood issues

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

MP Desmond Swayne 01425 629 844

Forest Animals

Forestry Commission 02380 283 141

Traffic Accidents 999


All Saints’ Church Hall bookings 07561 806 196

All Saints’ Church Office 01590 644 992

Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 306

Community Care Group 01590 641 700

Community Centre 01590 643 404

Community Centre Box Office 01590 644 861

HOPe 01425 629 009

Milford Library 07950 941 818

Milford Health Centre 01590 643 022

(Out of Hours) 111

New Forest Advice Network 01425 628 750

NHS Direct 111

NF Disability Info 01425 628 750

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Tourist Information 01590 676 769

Trading Standards 03454 04 05 06

Verderers’ Office 02380 282 052

Village Agent 01590 645 404

Village Hall 01590 642 779

Youth Club 01590 643 786


Lymington 01590 663 000

Oakhaven Hospice 01590 670 346

Southampton General 02380 777 222

Romsey Hospital 01794 834 700

Royal Bournemouth 01202 303 626

Royal South Hants 02380 634 288

Princess Anne 02380 777 222

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Technician: Iain Frampton


M: 0790 965 4025 T: 023 8073 1884


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•Security advice &


•Draught & leaks

•Local family business

•Fully insured


For Home PC & Laptop users

Want to get more out of

your home computer?

Computer repair, upgrades

and tuition

T: 0784 103 1464



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Is your Discretionary Trust

still needed?

Many Wills made before the

introduction of the Transferable Nil

Rate Band in 2007 incorporated a

Discretionary Trust, often using the

family home, to make use of the Nil

Rate Band of the first spouse to die and

therefore saving Inheritance Tax.

Property now held in discretionary

trusts cannot utilise the Residential Nil

Rate Band introduced for Inheritance

Tax last April, which has already

benefited the estates of a number of

our Clients and saved their families

thousands of pounds. However, in

many cases it is only a debt charged on

the property, not the property itself

that is held in the discretionary trust, in

which circumstance the Residential Nil

Rate Band may be available.

applicable when you made a Will say

ten years ago may not now be the best

way to leave your estate. It is good

practice to review your Will to ensure

that it carries out your wishes and

makes the best use of the tax

exemptions available to you and your


If you would like to speak to us about

your Will or indeed to review the

current provisions please do not

hesitate to contact us at the Lymington

Office on 01590 689500 or at New

Milton on 01425 610078.

If your will hasn't been reviewed in the

last ten years, it may be worth your

while undertaking a review to

appreciate the changes in the

Inheritance Tax allowances, your

circumstances, or those of your family.

The law is ever-changing and what was

Nicola Davies

75 75 75 High High High Street, Street, Lymington 01590 01590 689500

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Professional and Affordable

Quality Assured

Free Estimates and Advice

Interior and External

Fully Insured

Reliable Team

No job too small

01590 643 516

07901 808 722

LLPD Local Lady Painter & Decorator

Catherine Perham

14 Kivernell Road Milford-on-Sea

Perfect Plastering & Plumbing

Home Improvement Specialist

New walls/ceilings plastered

DIY disasters

Repairs for decorating

Plasterboard and partition walls

Plastering & Artex

Plumbing problems

New bathroom suites supplied/fitted

New en-suites & cloakrooms

Wall & floor tiling

Painting & decorating

Kitchens installed

Replacement taps, radiators

For a free estimate, from a local, friendly

professional, no job too large or small,

evenings & weekends at no extra charge.

Call Mike 01590 643546

07970 484 579

T: 01590 750063 M: 07501 636064

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Date When Event & Description Where

1st 2pm U3A: Hobart's Funnies - The invention in Churchill's Toy Shop Community centre

3rd 7.30pm NTL: Fleabag Community centre

4th 1pm First Friday Lunch: Milford Primary School Community centre

4th 7.30pm Blasts from the Past: The Rambling Men Community Centre

6th 10am MCV Task session: Rhododendron clearance Gate 12, Pless Road

9th 7pm Milford on Sea WI: The history of the Watercress Line Community Centre

10th 2pm Milford Floral Art Club: Demonstration All Saints' Hall

10th 2pm Carers' Café Community Centre

10th 7.30pm Folk Club: Murphy's Lore Trio

Community centre

11th 2pm Milford Movies: All is True, Relaxed screening Community Centre

11th 2.30pm Milford Record Music Society


11th 7pm Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Gala Evening Community centre

12th 6pm New Commers' Supper (Invitation only) All Saints' Hall

13th 2pm Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni Community Centre

16th 7.30pm Milford Gardeners' Club: South Island, New Zealand

Community Centre

16th 7pm People's Poetry Community Centre

17th 7pm NTL: Midsummer Night's Dream Community Centre

18th 7.30pm Barn Dance

Community centre

19th 7pm RNLI - Encore Choir, featuring Reeds in Harmony Community Centre

21st 10am The Arts Society All Saints' Hall

22nd 7.15pm

New Forest Organ Society: AGM followed by a concert with

Darrell Harvey

All Saints' Hall

23rd 7pm Milford Movies: Tolkien Community Centre

24th 7.30pm Royal Opera House: Don Pasqale

Community Centre

25th 2.30pm Milford Record Music Society


25th 7.30pm Jazz/Swing, Jan Jan: Sarah Bolter & Pat Peiro

Community Centre

26th 1pm Souper Saturday Guide Hut

27th 10am-


Artisan Market

Community Centre

29th 2pm 'Memories are made of this' concert Community Centre

30th 7pm Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo, The Works Community Centre

31st 4-6pm Light Party All Saints' Hall

31st 7.30pm Comedy Night

Community Centre

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Date When Event & Description Where

1st 1pm First Friday Lunch: Lymington Choral Society Community centre

2nd 10-12.30 RNLI: Christmas Fair Community Centre

3rd 10am MCV Task session: Plant transfer to Milford Meadow Gate (Milford Bridge)

3rd 11am Community Centre AGM Community Centre

5th 2pm U3A: John Smith, Roman Life around MOS Community Centre

7th 7pm NTL: Hansard Community Centre

8th 2.30pm Milford Record Music Society Library

8th 7pm Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda (Act III) Community Centre

9th 10am Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue Christmas Fair Community Centre

9th 7.30pm Band Night: The Go Go Five Community centre

10th 2pm 42nd Street - The Musical, filmed live at The Theatre Royal Community centre

11th 7pm 42nd Street - The Musical, filmed live at The Theatre Royal Community centre

13th 7pm Milford WI: Lymington Coastguards Community Centre

14th 2pm Milford Floral Art Club: Dem n' Do All Saints' Hall

14th 2pm Carers' Café Community Centre

14th 7.30pm Folk Club: Reg Meuross Community Centre

16th 10.30am- Charity Shop: Christmas Sale


16th 8pm Blues Night: Catfish Keith Community Centre

18th 10am The Arts Society All Saints' Hall

20th 7.30pm Milford Gardeners' Club: All aspects of rose care Community Centre

20th 7pm Out of a Hat Community Centre

21st 7pm Milford Movies: Red Joan Community Centre

22nd 2pm Milford Movies: Red Joan, Relaxed Screening Community Centre

22nd 2.30pm Milford Record Music Society Library

22nd 7.30pm Jazz/Swing, Swing Unlimited Big Band Community Centre

23rd 7.30pm The Eva Cassidy story Community Centre

24th 10am-


Artisan Market

Community Centre

26th 7.15pm New Forest Organ Society: Chris Stanbury All Saints' Hall

28th 7.45pm Milford Historical Record Society: The Vanishing Vicar All Saints' Hall

28th 7pm NTL: Present Laughter Community Centre

30th 10am-


League of Hospital Friends Advent Fair


49 High Street Milford-on-Sea






Maureen & Paul Holland

Tel: 01590 641882


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Community Centre

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St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Park Lane, Milford-on-Sea

Sunday Mass: 9am Weekday Mass: Wed 10am


All Saints’ Church, Church Hill, Milford-on-Sea


6th: 8am Holy Communion, 10am A-Live, 6pm

Compline with prayers for Healing

13th: 10am Holy Communion,6pm Evensong

20th: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning

Worship, 6pm Evening Service

27th: 10am Family Communion, 6pm

Reflective Taize


3rd: 8am Holy Communion, 10am A-Live, 3pm

All Souls Service for the Bereaved, 6pm

Compline with Prayers for Healing

10th: 10am Holy Communion, 3pm Service of


17th: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning

Worship, 6pm Evening Service

24th: 10am Family Communion, 6pm Taize


Please note during our Interregnum, while we

have no parish priest services are subject to


St Mary’s Church, Branwood Close, Everton


6th: 10am Holy Communion

13th: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning

Worship, 4pm Family Tea

20th: 10am Holy Communion

27th: 8am Holy Communion, 10am Family



3rd: 10am Holy Communion

10th: 8am Holy Communion, 10.50am

Remembrance Sunday Service

17th: 10am Holy Communion, 4pm Family Tea

24th: 8am: Holy Communion, 10am Family


Milford-on-Sea Methodist Church,

108 High St, Milford-on-Sea

Morning Worship every Sunday at 10.45


Minister – Revd Martin Keenan

Sunday 6th October 10:45 am –

Church Anniversary with Holy


Sunday 3rd November 10:45 am –

Holy Communion

WAYFARERS: Bible Study/Discussion

Group – first Monday of each month at

10.45 am meeting at the church.

LUNCH CLUB: Second and fourth Thursday

each month at 12:30 pm

Milford-on-Sea Baptist Church,

Barnes Lane, Milford-on-Sea

(01590) 645469

Minister – Revd David Hellsten


6 th 10.30am (with Communion)

13 th 10.30am

20 th 10.30am, 6.00pm Communion

27 th 10.30am


3 rd 10.30am Rev. (with Communion)

10 th 10.30am

17 th 10.00am , 6.00pm Communion

24 th 10.30am

Lunch Club on the 2 nd Friday of each

month for those on their own. To book

please phone 01590 645800 the week

Please note during our Interregnum, while we have before.

no parish priest services are subject to change

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• Misted & broken units replaced

• Broken hinges & handles

• Patio door rollers

• Locks for windows & doors

• Upgrade to energy efficient glass

• Fire escape hinges

• Perished window & door rubber

gaskets & seals

• Cat flaps & letter plates

• Supply & fit new windows, doors

& conservatories

• Fully insured

Please call Vinny for a free, no obligation quote

T: 023 8084 2288 M: 07802 657 771


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Margaret Clarke 20


Extension Design 24

Plan it Design 49


Sears 29


Coastal Bathrooms 6

Flair Interiors 64

Ice interior 29

Lentune Property Services 41


Ancient & Modern 66

Mat Watson 24

NF Home Improvements 26

Paul Belton Construction 59



St George's 42


Andrew Day 66


John Cooper Carpets 22

Lymington's Carpet Store 32


Excel 45

New Forest Carpet Clean 32


Buffet Belle 14


Mr Sweep 50


All Saints' Church Hall Hire 50

Baptist Church event 50


FI Computers 62

Paul Wood 12


Bailey 8

Calico 26

Catherine Perham 65

Décor Aid 41

Payne & Sons 65


Dorset Denture Clinic 44

Highcliffe Dental Practice 2

Solent House 44

Index of Advertisers


Double Glazing Specialist 60

Double Glazing Repair 61

Evergreen Home Solutions 11

Hampshire Window Service 69


First Choice Plumbing 41


B&R Electrical Ltd 26

Browning Electrical 45


Collins & Butler 57

Hayward Fox 27

New Forest Cottages 31


New Forest Players 3


Affinity 20


New Seasons 46


Tapper Funeral Service 69


Christchurch Garage Doors 58


Harfield Motors 58


Bowercot Garden Design 46

Everton Nurseries 46

Jeremy Arnold Gates 49

Timber Trade 48


All About You 8


Holland's 67


CJ Skyvac 57

New Forest Drive Clean 58


Pollyanna 39


Ally Brown Reflexology 39

Home Hearing 42

Tusei Bella 39


Ellis & Co 20


At No 19 31


Time & Tide 14


New Milton Locksmith 50

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MCV Logs 17


Pennington Mobility 42


The Village News 29


Hordle Explorers Nursery 16

Milford Pre-School Plus 13


OvenU 61


Moggies and Muttlies 8

Sophie's Pet Care 22


Picture Perfect 62


Mike Thomas 65


First Choice Plumbing 41

Mike Thomas 65

P.A. Blake 60

Stephen Harris 72


South Lawn Hotel 34

The Crown 11

The Smugglers 18


Workwise 5


Dagless & Whitlock 27

Heppenstalls 62


Ocean Cars


Downton Holiday Park 22

Milford Travel 24


Street & Parker 49


The Solent Cellar 14

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