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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 13th July 2023 • The HERALD • Page 3 THE FRAME SHOP We frame Prints, Paintings, Embroideries, Tapestries, Medals, Coins, Photos, Maps, Sports Shirts and Memorabilia 15 MARSH PARADE, PYLEWELL ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6AN PICTURE FRAMING 023 8084 4741 Est: 1987 Todd Beverley Carpentry Services Quality workmanship with over 20 years experience All Household Carpentry Undertaken including: • Kitchen/Bathroom/Bedroom fitting • Purpose Built Cupboards and Wardrobes • Internal/External Door Hanging • Solid/Laminate Flooring • Window Renovation • Decking For a friendly & reliable service you can trust call: Tel: 023 8086 0969 Mobile: 07941 021558 New Community Lifeboat Leaps into Action Thanks to Southern Water Support Water users in e Solent are bene tting from a new lifeboat a er Southern Water teamed up with a local life-saving charity. A year on from Southern Water awarding volunteers at Solent Rescue Independent Lifeboat a £5,000 grant towards the replacement of their outdated D-Class lifeboat, they now have a replacement IB1 vessel ready for action. Based at Lepe Country Park, this new compact boat will allow the crew to get closer to shore and access shallower water than ever before, plus operate with less crew members than their larger Arctic 24 lifeboat meaning it can be utilised more o en while still o ering the same service. And the vessel has been given its name ‘Quantum Lepe’ following a competition at Wildground Infant School – with the winner being Evelyn aged 6. Alex Willumsen, Community Partnerships and Programme Manager at Southern Water, said: “We were delighted to support this fantastic charity and the amazing life-saving service it provides in The Solent. It is very exciting now to see this lifeboat out on the water – and with such a fabulous name too!” Lee Cooper, Solent Rescue Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: “The arrival of this new boat would not have been possible without the fantastic support of the team at Southern Water. The arrival of “Quantum Lepe” gives us much greater capability to help those in distress on the Solent and it’s shores, the crew have been massively impressed, not just with the boat but also with the fantastic name provided by Evelyn at Wildground Infant School. I am sure the boat will serve us well for years to come” As is tradition a naming ceremony took place recently where Solent Rescue’s new lifeboat was o cially named ‘Quantum Lepe’. Naming ceremonies are believed to bring good fortune to new vessels. Naming ceremony for Solent Rescue’s new lifeboat ‘Quantum Lepe’

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By 11am Gang Warily was full of over 60 vendors providing food, drink, goods for sale, and information. HMS Sultan chu ed around the eld delighting people with rides and the petting farm with baby goats was particularly popular. ere were two food areas, one by the lake where visitors enjoyed the model boats. Other attractions included a fun fair, a Circus Workshop, Penalty Shoot Outs and an assault course for children. Chairman Alan Alvey opened the show and thanked the main sponsors, ExxonMobil, County Councillor Alexis McEvoy and, of course, the MOD. He said, “It was great to see so many serving members and veterans by Fawley Parish Council to be part of Fawley Armed Forces Day following the announcement that they could not go ahead with their show this year. ey brought along over 150 classic cars and military vehicles, including ‘Herbie’. ‘Captain America’ also turned up and had a lot of fun meeting the children and riding around on vehicles he recognised! Fawley Show also organised the music which delighted a large audience throughout the day, nishing up with the Soul Catchers. Helen Porteus of Fawley Show said, “It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to reach out to the community by collaborating with Fawley Parish Council’s Armed Forces Day, putting Fawley on the map.” As promised, at precisely 15.38 the main attraction of the day, a Supermarine Spit re did three low passes over the show, the distinctive throaty rumble of the engines and iconic silhouette brought a few to happy tears. And as her engines faded into the distance the estimated crowd of around 4000 started to make their tired, and happy way home. Supermarine Spitfire (Photo: Kevin Perrett) of the Armed Forces at the show, and also our local MP, Sir Julian Lewis, and the Chairman of the District Council, Neville Penman, who all seemed to enjoy the event”. is year also featured Fawley Show, who were invited The Journey of Spectacles Lions have been collecting and sorting used spectacles for over 50 years. e spectacles donated to Romsey & Waterside Lions Club go on a long journey. e spectacles which are collected from many sources including Chemists, GP Surgeries, individuals and e Herald are packed into boxes and delivered to Chichester Lions who sort out those which can be reused. Broken metal frames are sold for scrap as they cannot be mended. Once processed and sorted by Chichester Club Lions and volunteers in their specialist workshop they are sent to Medico France in Le Havre where the necessary equipment is used to clean and grade the spectacles ready for use in eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Every year UK Lions send over 300,000 pairs of spectacles to Le Harve providing more than 50% of the spectacles processed by Medico France - more than any other national group including France itself. Romsey & Waterside Lions collect over 12,000 pairs each year. e Herald o ce in Hythe is currently assisting as a collection point for unwanted spectacles in the Waterside area. Handy Volunteers Needed for the New Waterside Repair Café Waterside Repair Café is looking for volunteers to help run a monthly repair session in Black eld. If you love to trouble shoot issues on small household items, including kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners, and lamps, or can patch up a ripped item of clothing, repair toys and bikes, then they would love to hear from you. ey also need a kitchen team and front of house team. Repairs are made free of charge, tea, co ee, and cake are available. is is all about encouraging repair over disposal whilst saving money on buying new. Please visit the Waterside Repair Café Facebook page and send them a message if you would like to join them or need further information. e Save the Children Shop in Hythe welcomes you to join them in the shop for a celebration of the 32nd Anniversary of its opening. Coinciding with Hythe of Activity on Saturday 5th August the celebration will take place from 9.30am to 4pm. Save the Children Shop Celebrate Anniversary

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Some of the best headline names in Comedy were presented alongside a live podcast recording, a tribute show and exhibition celebrating Tommy Cooper, a show for children, a national stand-up comedy competition and a course for stand-up comedy beginners. e New Forest Comedy Festival was created as a partnership with Culture in Common, e Attic in Totton, Forest Forge eatre in Ringwood, Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton, Forest Arts Centre in New Milton as well as Leicester Square eatre and the Museum of Comedy in London. Culture in Common is a brand new programme creating more opportunities for residents to see and take part in creative activities across the New Forest, supported by Arts Council Working with our partners at The Attic, Forest Forge Theatre, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Forest Arts Centre and Vibrant Forest Brewery, together with Leicester Square Theatre and the Museum of Comedy ensured a high quality programme that reached parts of the New Forest that rarely get one of the most popular forms of entertainment. I was really surprised and delighted that the Stand-Up workshops for beginners sold out and were so successful that the groups want to continue to meet regularly to write and perform comedy gigs into the future. The festival brought different generations together to address challenging issues of our time with humour and helped us all to feel a bit brighter about the future and the place that we live in - which was a result in my book.” e festival was brought to a close with the nal of the rst New Forest Comedian of the Year held at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, where Sallyann Fellowes was announced as a winner and the remaining competitors head straight for the semi nals of the national New Comedian of the Year competition at Leicester Square eatre. Artist Development and Design at Leicester Square eatre and organiser of New Comedian of the Year competition, David Hardcastle added: “It was great for Leicester Square Theatre to be able to hold heats of the National New Comedian of the Year competition in the New Forest, since we trialled it in York a few years ago. We were delighted that so many local New Forest comedians stepped up to the challenge, especially as, for some, it was their first time on stage - while All the finalists will go through to the quarter finals of the national competition in London in the Autumn.” e idea of New Forest Comedy Festival was born from one man’s mission to bring comedy to Totton, Owner of e Attic at River Studios, Chris Grayston. A er consulting with local residents and venues around the Forest, there was a theme that all wanted to be part of something bigger and let our local community know we are here and what we can provide. He added: “What an amazing turnout! The Attic venue was sold out during the festival for several events, including Richard Herring, Ivo Graham, Vittorio Angelones and the festival all day performances. There is definitely a need for more comedy in the area, and the idea of a festival for the New Forest was to really make an impact. My venue is only so big! Together, as a group of local venues, we were able to really make an impact and get the New Forest community laughing!” Venues across the New Forest were invited to take part in e New Forest Comedy Festival and included: Vibrant Forest Brewery in Hardley, e Dusty Barrel, Hythe, Jubilee Hall, Fawley and the Royal British Legion in Black eld as well as e Attic and Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton, Forest Forge eatre in Ringwood and Forest Arts Centre in New Milton. Taproom Manager at Vibrant Forest Brewery Ryan Dack said: “A massive thank you for involving us. From our point of view, it has been a massive success and brought a lot of energy into the local area. We can’t wait to see what you planned next!” Vibrant Forest Brewery hosted the rst performances of Stand Up comedy beginners that had completed the festival course run by Gemma Leader of Above Your Nerve at e Dusty Barrel. Participant Tim Kershaw said: “I wanted to try something new and to meet funny local people and I did. The course was brilliant and more in depth than I thought it would be - the comedy writing remaining places were filled by national and international competitors. England. P r o g r a m m e Director at Culture in Common, Jacqui Ibbotson was delighted with the marked upli in engagement from the community with many new faces showing up, she said: “The first New Forest Comedy Festival was everything Culture in Common hoped it would be. New Forest Comedian of the Year, Sallyann Fellowes Above Your Nerve Participants - The Attic Continued on page 11

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In keeping with this year’s Hawaiian theme, friends and family donned grass skirts and owery shirts to get into the festival spirit. BrannFest showcases upcoming local artists, and throughout the day festival-goers enjoyed performances from Munro, Miylah, Manni, John & Ze Harris, Broken Bones, Dowding, (also Chris’s sister!) and Clare Adams, Pastoral Coordinator, represented the Charity and had several eager, young volunteers helping to sell Honeypot merchandise on the day. Donations were also made for BrannFest 2023 festival wristbands and for chilled beverages (ale kindly donated by Remedy Oak Brewing Co.), which helped to keep everyone cool in the heat of the sun! Brannfest Stage with Munro performing Chris Brannigan, Brannfest organiser with the woodburned bee created by Customised Timber Artistry that was auctioned at the event Cathleen Dowding and Clare Adams with Honeypot stall at Brannfest Permissible Mistakes and Jack Wood Guitar. Honeypot’s Wellbeing Coordinator, Cathleen those involved in the preparation of the day, the amazing musical performers and to everyone who attended, donated and supported the event, including Aeropark Developments Ltd. It looks like a super time was had by all and their energy and enthusiasm have raised funds which will help local young carers aged 5-12 to enjoy lots of fun on residential respite breaks at Honeypot House which is just outside Blackfield.” Ahead of the event, Customised Timber Artistry created a very special woodburning of a bee, to symbolise Honeypot, and on the day this was auctioned o and sold to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going directly to the charity. All money raised on the day was donated to Honeypot through the BigGive initiative, which ran in June, seeing donations doubled by e Childhood Trust and INEOS Lyndhurst as part of the Caring Together appeal, meaning that BrannFest 2023 raised an amazing total of just over £5,000! Viv Carter, Honeypot’s Community Engagement Manager, commented: “We are so grateful to Chris and Diana for this wonderful local support, to all News fromAlan Titheridge that his new book ‘Hythe’s Hotspurs and other Boats’ is complete and will shortly be published by Simon Chadwick of Ceratopia Books. It is at present being prepared for printing and is hoped to be available by early August. e book concentrates on the six vessels that carried the Hotspur name and in particular Hotspurs II, III and IV that so many local residents remember fondly. All other vessels that have plied between Hythe and Southampton are also covered, from the rst, the Emerald in 1830, through to Hythe Scene and Jenny Blue that operate the service today. Over 160 photographs accompany the text, many not previously published. e book will be available from local outlets and from Alan himself. 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