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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 3rd August 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 MEETING ALL YOUR GLASS AND MIRROR NEEDS • Glass cut to size • Mirrors made to measure • Broken glass repaired • Misted up or broken double-glazed units replaced • Glass table tops • Heat-resistant glass for woodburners 75 Rumbridge Street, Totton Tel: (023) 8086 3074 TOTTON GLASS Bake Sale Raises Over £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research Six old school friends got together recently to hold a bake sale, ra e and tombola in aid of Alzheimer’s Research. Kerry Hitchcock, Rhonda Taylor, Debbie Bentley, Susan Lightning Smith, Barbara Von Landau and Martine Alsford held their sale at the Co ee House in Dibden Purlieu on Saturday 25th June. Alzheimer’s Research is particularly close to their hearts as some of their families have been a ected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, they raised an amazing £1010 for the charity in less than two hours! Martine comments: “I would like to thank everyone involved, the lovely and generous members of the public for buying the cakes and raffle tickets etc. Thank you to all our bakers, Beaky Blinders and Tesco at Dibden for the cakes and Vodka. Vivien Peach and Sue Jones for making teas for everyone and for being very supportive. A huge thank you for the generous donations made by Waterside Methodist Church, Claire Milgate organised a bake sale after Sunday service and raised £87, Mr and Mrs D Bentley, Mrs Chris Taylor, Mr and Mrs Farmer and Mr and Mrs Bugden.” Bake sale for Alzheimer’s Research Marchwood Village Fete will now take place on Saturday 23rd September, 12noon to 4pm at Lloyd Recreation Ground Marchwood, Southampton SO40 4XB, with a Carnival theme. New Date for Marchwood Fete ANNUAL ART SUMMER EXHIBITION Go along to St Barbe Museum in Lymington on Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August, 11am to 12.30pm for free drop in cra activities based on their Pirate exhibition. Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August St Barbe will also be hosting a range of free cra activities for all ages in Emsworth Road Park in Lymington from 11am to 3pm. e New Forest Art Society will be holding their Annual Art Summer Exhibition from Saturday 5th August to Sunday 13th August. eir next monthly meeting is on Wednesday 20th September for a Demonstration in Acrylics with Heather Joli e. New members are always welcome and visitors are invited to go along for a small entry fee. Meetings are held in the Pine Room at Lyndhurst Community Centre from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Details of the programme can be found on the Society’s website: www.newforestartsociety.weebly.com Free Summer Fun with St Barbe

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I could not believe that a year after she first auditioned for the role of younger Marnie in Best Interests, she was asked to do another online audition and was successful. Taylor Mai has cerebral palsy which fitted the brief of the character who was a disabled child suffering from a form of muscular dystrophy. This production has been a so long coming, as it was interrupted by covid, so we have waited a long time for it. I am so pleased for Taylor Mai as she is such a sweet girl and I think the world of her. I am so proud after seeing her performance on TV and I am sure that this is the start of wonderful things to come for her. I do hope that this will enhance her profile and that she will be able to secure another role in the near future. The SPA Agency which is attached to the drama school has many talented children but I do feel that even though we have had children featured as supporting actors in commercials and television productions, this is the first leading role to be aired for our agency and Taylor Mai is the ambassador for Shine.” Fellow Shine pupils Azariah Kenyatta and Solomen Young have also secured acting roles recently with both starring in a commercial for Arla. Run by June Young, Shine Performing Arts run drama, lm and production classes for 4-17 year olds in Ashurst, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Chandlers Ford and Hedge End. e School also boasts its own in house agency (SPA Agency) that represents children and young adult performers in lm, commercials, TV and modelling. SPA Agency helped and supported Taylor, Azariah and Solomen to secure their recent roles. For more information please visit: shineperformingarts.net prevent her treatment from being withdrawn. Taylor, who herself has cerebral palsy, played the role of Marnie in her younger years. Taylor comments: “I auditioned for Best Interests when I was 9 years old. It seems ages ago now. We didn’t hear anything back so I assumed that I had not got the part. Then a year later, and completely out of the blue, I was asked to audition again. This time I was given the part of younger Marnie. Taylor Mai Munday I was very excited. I didn’t know who my ‘Mum and Dad’ were until I was on my way to London - only the Michael Sheen and Sharon Horgan! Even more exciting! Having a disability myself, I was proud to play a part in this story about a young girl with Muscular Dystrophy. It was a small part and I was a flashback to Marnie when she was younger. I couldn’t believe how much older Marnie (Niamh Moriarty) and I looked alike. Working in a studio and on location was a great experience and I can’t wait to do it again! I would like to thank my agent, June Young- SPA Agency, for putting me forward for this role, Mr Shore who was Head Teacher of Foxhills School back then for giving me the time off and my family for getting me to where I needed to be and keeping Taylor Mai Munday with her onscreen family Three talented pupils from Shine Performing Arts have recently secured their rst professional TV acting roles. Local girl, Taylor Mai Munday starred in the recent BBC drama Best Interests alongside Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen. Written by Jack Thorne, the four part, hard hitting drama follows the story of Marnie who has muscular dystrophy and her family’s battle to LEARN TO PAINT IN OILS Hythe Art Group is running a 6 week course Starting Wednesday 9th August 2023 From 7pm till 9pm at Hythe Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe Course Cost: £80 payable in advance Spaces are limited so early applications are advisable Contact Derek Witts on 07598 935902

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Page 10 • The HERALD • 3rd August 2023 v F @heraldpublishing v New Forest Scaffolding All aspects of scaffolding undertaken • Extensions • Chimneys • Re-Roofing • New Builds etc For a friendly, local, reliable service and a free quotation Telephone: 07734 476855 www.newforestscaffolding.co.uk Full Liability Insurance Lychette Cottage, Roughdown, Blackfield SO45 1XG Professional installers of Fascias, Guttering, Cladding, PVCu Windows & Doors Composite Doors • 10 year labour and product guarantees Repairs, cleaning and advice also available Tel: 023 8086 9715 or 07888 705455 enquiries@aztecfascias.com Young People Get the Prom Experience Despite Mental Health Challenges For many teenagers, Prom represents an important milestone in their young lives. However, young people who experience severe mental health problems o en miss out on these signi cant events due to their challenges. Following the completion of their GCSEs, young people at Austen House a specialist, low-secure mental health service for young people aged 12-18 years in Calmore, were able to celebrate their Prom thanks to sta and the generosity of local businesses which were co-ordinated by Austen House education team which is provided by Hampshire County Council. Young people were excited to start the day with hair and make-up. Kelsey, a local hairdresser, supported sta to ensure the young people felt special by providing expert styling tips. To complete the look the young people were able to choose from a range of dresses donated by Prom Ally and Solent Prom Dress. Flowers were donated by sta for the young people to decorate their hair and wear as a corsage. time. It was so nice to be able to have Prom as I had missed that opportunity as I had been in hospital. So to have staff put together a Prom was really thoughtful.” A recent report suggests a 77% rise in the number of children needing specialist treatment for severe mental health crises. Young people and children who experience these crises o en feel le behind as peers move through life’s milestones. One of the parents added: “As a parent, I dread seeing Prom pictures from my young person’s peers as they can extenuate the feeling of loss. Seeing my young person looking so well in her beautiful dress and happy from her limo ride has soothed the potential pain for me too, so I am extremely grateful to all concerned and hope that they know how much difference these gestures make.” e Prom was hosted at Austen House and completed by a delicious bu et for the young people, the sta and everyone involved. e bu et was served outside, under a marquee in the sunshine and was cooked by the Austen House kitchen specially for the occasion. Modern Matron, Bethan Grundy and Clinical Ward Manager, Laura Petty re ected on what a wonderful day it was for everyone: “Austen House recognises that life is put on pause when someone is ill, so we are really pleased the young people in our care were able to experience this special milestone! Thank you to all local businesses who helped make the day so magical for our young people”. Arriving in style is a key part of every young person’s Prom experience. Brighterway, Southern Health’s charity funded New Forest Limousines to provide a limo for the young people to enjoy a short drive around Southampton. One of the young people said: “Prom was everything I hoped it to be and more. It meant the world to me to see all these incredibly kind people care and take it the extra mile for us, just out of the generosity of their hearts. We cannot be more grateful for this experience. “It is so gut-wrenching to see other people my age reach these milestones and feel left behind, but, with this Prom it gave us the chance to feel ‘normal’, even just for one day. It gave me motivation for recovery and showed us that sometimes, life is fun. Thank you so so much.” Another young person said: “The prom was such a fun day, it brought us all together and everyone had a good Austen House Prom at NHS Trust OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE RSPB e New Forest local group of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds programme of indoor meetings and eld trips resumes in September. Monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month at Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY. A varied programme of forest and coastal eld trips are planned on various weekend and weekday dates and times. For further information please email: NewForestGroup@RSPB.org.uk or visit the group’s website: group.rspb.org.uk/newforest/. ose taking part in eld trips should wear suitable dull coloured clothing and sturdy footwear. Nonmembers are currently charged £5 per eld trip or indoor meeting. Tea and Melodies Li your spirits with a song and go along to Tea and Melodies – a fun singing group, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in the Garden Room at St Andrews Church in Dibden Purlieu from 10.30am to 11.45am, £5 a session. Go along and join them for a warm welcome, upli ing songs and a cup of tea. For more information email: melodymakers.sing@ outlook.com or call/text Fiona: 07799 652933 or Steph: 07824 765471.

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Page 12 • The HERALD • 3rd August 2023 v EMAIL YOUR NEWS: editor@herald-publishing.co.uk v A&D Morrison Builders Ltd FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING NEEDS • Extensions • Renovations • Alterations • Groundworks • Roo ng • Drives & Patios 07768 599704 or 023 8194 8673 adlmorrison@sky.com Free Estimates • Fully Insured • Based in Dibden Purlieu • Cedral cladding A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far, nearly 50 people took part in the Hythe &Waterside Rotary Annual Charity Walk at Beaulieu on 25th July. Some walked to raise money for their chosen charities and good causes whilst others just wanted to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, in an area of the Beaulieu estate not normally accessible to the public. Courtesy of Lord Montagu and e Countryside Education Trust, Hythe & Waterside Rotary were able to organise a range of walks and a ‘bug hunt’ for those taking part. Hythe & District Inner Wheel provided refreshments in the Tree House at the end of the walk. e winners of the ‘bug hunt’ were Oliver Oliver Bateson Lisa Cousins John Chapple Walker enjoying the day Group of walkers Bateson (1st), Lisa Cousins (2nd), John Chapple (3rd). e mother of one of the winners said: “Despite my son being very quiet, due to his autism, he was in fact very pleased that he had won and enjoyed participating, so thank you so much, Hythe &Waterside Rotary, for making us both so welcome. We hope to be involved another time”. A Family Fun Day in support of Living A er Loss is taking place on Saturday 12th August, 2pm to 5pm at the Lighthouse Church, near Hardley Roundabout. Take along your family and friends, there will be cra s, cakes and refreshments, ice cream, music, ra e, name the bear, fun and games and face painting. Free entry and free parking. Family Fun Day Have You Got Your Golden Ticket Yet? Escape to a world of pure imagination this summer as Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – e Musical comes to Southampton. e smash-hit musical will bring the Wonka Chocolate Factory to life on the stage of the May ower eatre, from 16th August to 3rd September. Based on the iconic story, this spectacular stage show combines the memorable songs from the original 1970’s motion picture (‘The Candy Man’ and ‘Pure Imagination’) with all new numbers from the multi award-winning songwriters of Hairspray. When Charlie Bucket nds one of the ve golden tickets to the Wonka Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the other winners can’t wait to feast on the sweets of their dreams. But beyond the gates, they discover more than just remarkable edible delights. As they embark on an extraordinary journey through Willy Wonka’s marvellous mind, they soon learn that nobody leaves the same way that they arrived… To get your hands on a golden ticket please visit: www.ma y f l owe r . o r g . uk/what s -on/char l i ea n d - t h e - c h o c o l a t e - factory-2023/ or call the Box O ce on: 023 8071 1811. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - THE MUSICAL. Gareth Snook ‘Willy Wonka’ and Noah Walton ‘Charlie Bucket’. Photo Johan Persson Michael D’Cruze (Grandpa Joe) Kate Milner-Evans (Grandma Josephine) Julie Mullins (Grandma Georgina) Christopher Howell (Grandpa George) Photo Johan Persson ROMSEY COUNTRY MARKET Romsey Country Markets will take place in e Corn Exchange from 8.30am to 3pm on Saturday 5th August. At Braish eld Village Hall (SO51 0PN) from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 26th August. At the Romsey Town Hall and Community Café from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Fridays 8th and 22nd September. ey love to cook, cra and grow just for you, so go along for a great range of home produced items such as seasonal fruit, vegetables, cakes, preserves, plants and cra s. Please check the Facebook page : www. f acebook . com/ romseycountrymarket or visit: www. hampshirecountrymarkets.co.uk Lyndhurst and District U3A Lyndhurst and District U3A meet on the second Wednesday of the month, not in August, in Lyndhurst Community Centre. You are welcome to go along to see if you’d like to join them. Doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start. ere is a £2 entrance fee for nonmembers. As always there is tea, co ee and cake a erwards with time for much chatter. For more details, please contact Betty Tennant on 023 8028 2445.

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v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v 3rd August 2023 • The HERALD • Page 15 Waterside Carpet Cleaning PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING! Using Prochem Equipment and Materials • SPOT/STAIN TREATMENT • Fully Insured 023 8066 0878 or 07770 337917 www.watersidecarpetcleaning.com Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society Hold Successful Open Day As part of the Romsey Festival, the Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society, recently held an open day at the Scout Headquarters on Braish eld Road. e open day was very successful with many families, as well as serious modellers going along to see what the Society does ‘behind the scenes’ ere was some hands on modelling to see, as well as layouts, operating trains and a diorama. e event was so successful the Society plan to repeat the event again in the summer next year. BUT before then there will be their usual annual exhibition in the Cros eld Hall the rst weekend of March being Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March 2024 a de nite date for the diary. ere will be 15 layouts attracting interest for all ages especially the ‘Lego’ layout modelled on Romsey Station Would you like to hold a royal python, a bearded dragon or a blue tongue skink? If so go along to Mottisfont Village Fete where Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society will be bringing a variety of reptiles which you can handle. ere will also be tarantulas and invertebrates for people to look at, but these cannot be handled! As well as the reptiles there will be all the usual fete stalls including a licensed bar, delicious burgers, hot dogs and street food on sale. Have your face painted; see if you can win a coconut, children’s games, skittles, cakes and preserves on sale. Earn a certi cate for the longest runner bean or the heaviest marrow or guess the weight of the cake. e Fete wouldn’t be the same without Tony’s famous draw, with lots of prizes on o er. Romsey Ukulele Group will be performing at 2.30pm. e Fete is Sunday 13th August, 1pm to 5 pm at Mottisfont Village Hall, Hatt Hill, Mottisfont. Free entry and parking. REPTILE VISITORS TO ATTEND MOTTISFONT VILLAGE FETE! Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society will be at Mottisfont Village Fete and Woodlea Castle layout with that little blue engine! e largest layout is 30 long and is entitled Ryan’s Mill a de nite for the serious modellers. Refreshments will be provided again by Lakeside Café with their excellent cakes! HYTHE OF ACTIVITY Hythe of Activity Day is taking place on Saturday 5th August, 10am to 3pm. Providing an opportunity for all the clubs, charities, social groups, societies, lunch clubs, community group, support groups to ‘set up stall’ in Hythe Village Centre to promote their activities to the community. e Community Spirit Awards will be presented during the day. For more information please visit: www.hytheanddibden.gov.uk/ Art in Totton Totton A t Society’s (TAS) next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th August for an Art Extra Workshop from 2pm to 4pm, in Calmore Community Centre, £3. On Wednesday 16th August for Adventurous Artists Sketching, 2pm. On Wednesday 23rd August for Life Drawing (clothed female model), 7.30pm. Meeti gs take place from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the ree Score Club, Totton SO40 3RS (unless otherwise stated). Visitors are welcome to go along on the night for a small fee of £4pp. For more details of all the activities visit: www.tottonartsociety.org