Herald - Issue 355

v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 10th May 2018 • The HERALD • Page 3 THE FRAME SHOP 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe SO45 6AN Tel: 023 8084 4741 PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING ESTABLISHED 1987 Local Art & Prints A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE NEXT TO THE WATER CHECK OUT OUR DAILY SPECIAL OFFERS LUNCH SERVED DAILY 12-2.30PM A LA CARTE MENU | EVENING MEALS CHILDREN’S MENU TEA & COFFEE | COCKTAILS HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE 023 8084 4066 | FREE PARKING info@boathousehythe.co.uk www.boathousehythe.co.uk Enjoy a cocktail or Italian Coffee on our outside decking, where you can escape the stress of everyday life and watch the world go by Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH special and the success it is today. Staunch supporters of local traders and of course the New Forest as a whole, they also take a very active part in Go New Forest Celebrations at Ashdene Continued from front (The New Forest Tourism Association as was) and the promotion of the Waterside area. So it is Congratulations to a lovely couple and to say “Here’s to another successful and happy 10 years of what you do best”. For information or enquiries please contact Ashdene Guest House on 023 8084 6073 or alternatively visit their website at www. ashdenehouse.co.uk Royal Opening for Eling Tide Mill Experience His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester declared the Eling Tide Mill Experience officially open last month following a major refurbishment. After an enthusiastic welcome from local schoolchildren lining Eling Lane, the Royal visit began with a tour of the historic working tide mill with Eling Tide Mill Experience Manager Helen Robinson, where the Duke was shown the restored mill machinery and water wheels. The miller Matt Painter explained the milling process, showing the Duke where the grain was stored and how it was converted into flour. He was also introduced to 10-year-old Elsa Suwalska who won a competition to design a mascot for the Eling Tide Mill Experience, and volunteers Natalie Thompson and Ian Limbrick. A tour of the new interactive exhibition in the refurbished visitor centre followed, where Community Engagement Officer Ruth Kerr demonstrated the interactive exhibits and showed the Duke around the exhibition which includes an Early Neolithic axe head, dating from more than 5,000 years ago, and a 3,000 year old Bronze Age rapier blade. His Royal Highness was introduced to 16-year-old Francesca Nichols, who was amongst a group of Hounsdown School pupils who contributed ideas to the development of the exhibition. During the visit the Duke met Eling Tide Mill Experience staff and volunteers, as well as members of the refurbishment project team and New Forest District and Totton and Eling Town Councillors. The royal visit concluded with HRH unveiling a plaque in the John Chandler activity room, declaring the Eling Tide Mill Experience officially open. The Eling Tide Mill Experience, which is made up of the Grade II listed Eling Tide Mill, visitor centre and open spaces around Bartley Water and Goatee Beach, has been restored and refurbished, creating an interactive exhibition, greatly improved access to the buildings and the footpaths, a comfortable new café, activity room and refurbished mill shop. For more information visit the website www. elingtidemillexperience. co.uk Eling school children greet HRH The Duke of Gloucester

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