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Peter, or ‘Murf’ as he was more commonly known, served as the station Chaplain in the 1980’s when he was the vicar in Hythe, and a er moving to Lyndhurst for a time, he returned to the area around 2008 where he rejoined the crew. when he saw them coming back to station, would make his way down, in case it had been a tough job and any crew needed support. Often that support would just be to sit and listen, he viewed himself as a shepherd watching over his returning flock. Peter also had the pleasure of marrying members of the crew, as well as baptising their children. He also went afloat to administer the scattering of ashes until his health deteriorated, after which he trained crew to perform the task, whilst he participated from shore via radio.” Members of Murf’s family, plus friends, including members of his darts team, named e Improbablessaw attended the opening. Calshot RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Jane Banting gave a speech, followed by a blessing of the room by current Chaplain Barry James, before retiring downstairs for refreshments. Of the room, Jane Banting said: “The room upstairs was tired and not very welcoming. With the money bequeathed, we have been able to transform it into a space that has regular use. The fact that its Murf’s Room is a fitting tribute to a wonderful man who did so much for not just Calshot RNLI, but also for the wider community. It is an honour and a privilege to have Murf’s name on the door and his picture adorning the wall in our station. We are also very lucky that his legacy lives on as Trish joined the crew as our Admin Officer.” space incorporates foldaway tables, large enough to accommodate the many charts that the crew uses, plus a new projector and screen to enable group training via the RNLI’s online training platform. Additionally, there are two comfortable chairs to allow crew time to sit and take a moment or two out or have a place to sit and speak on a one-to-one basis in a more informal setting. Murf’s widow, Trish said: “Whenever the pager went off, Peter would always check on the status of the boats and A er his passing in 2021, Shelley Wilson, the daughter of a friend of Murf set up a Justgiving page in his memory and the proceeds were donated to Calshot RNLI to use as they needed. It was decided that the upstairs space in the station was not being utilised e ectively and the money was used to convert the space into a training room. The new training Peter Murphy Calshot RNLI Station Chaplain (Photo Credit: Trish Murphy) HPHA HERITAGE DAY Hythe Pier Heritage Association’s (HPHA) Heritage Day is on Saturday 16th September, 10.30am to 3pm. Designed to advance awareness of the history of Hythe’s Victorian pier and its quirky, century old railway and showcase HPHA’s renovation projects, the event will also include music from New Forest Brass and a ukulele band, magician Roger Lapin and cartoonist Simon Chadwick. Video displays of the history of Hythe’s ferries, pier and train will be shown on a loop on or close by the pier and static history boards will be on the railings along the pier. e volunteers at the Shed (at the Pier) will be on hand to talk about their involvement in renovating the train. Sarah Marsden will conduct two Hythe History Walks, bookable on the day and Waterside Heritage will be on hand to exhibit its contribution to the recording of the rich history of Hythe and the Waterside. Train rides will be free, courtesy of Blue Funnel Ferries. Other attractions will include the original ship’s wheel and bell from former ferry boat Hotspur III, a heritage bus, an army vehicle, model railways and cartoon cut out boards o ering the opportunity to be a part of those old saucy seaside images. Stalls will include a tombola, a key box game, books and HPHA merchandising. A Children’s Trail with prizes will run throughout the day. Donations welcome at: www.hythepierha.org.uk

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At 4 years of age he was evacuated with all the school children to Devizes, Wiltshire. He was sent to a farm with two other boys who were brothers, where they all slept in the same double bed. eir main job was to collect the chicken eggs from around the elds and look a er the horses. He stayed at the farm for three and a half years, and returned for many years to help with the harvest. Returning to London, for bombs and doodle bugs, he joined the Scouts aged 11, then joined the St. John Ambulance aged 14. At 16 he got a job as an apprentice Telephone Engineer and also started piano lessons and drum lessons, inspired by Buddy Rich. He did National Service aged 18, with the Royal Army Medical Corps. en returned to telephone work, ending up running the control tower at London Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstein, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Mathis and June Christy. Over the years Peter’s dreams were to have a farm, own a shop and run his own big band and he has achieved all 3! He had a small holding in Ascot, shops in Sunningdale and his band has been everywhere, nishing in Portsmouth outside the D-Day museum on the beach! In 2003 Peter married his wife Miss Terry Scott, a singer born locally in Jones Lane, Hythe. e couple got married in Hawaii, which unbeknown to them is where all the top musicians from the States retire! ey have had the privilege to perform with many and made friends in all the Jazz clubs in Hawaii – they say Stan Kenton’s trumpet player still plays a mean horn! Peter’s 90th Birthday Party was a wonderful success, with all 130 people attending having a really good time. Peter and Terry comment: “We would like to thank everyone who attended, the music from New Forest Brass Band was exceptional and we should be very proud to have them in the New Forest. Our neighbours were fantastic, helping with the set-up, the food, the clearing up afterwards, we also had some musicians play in the break and ‘Marilyn Munroe’ was a wow!!!” Airport, which is now Heathrow. From the age of 16 he would visit the Hammersmith Palace and became friends with Ted Heath, who would send him tickets to his shows in e London Palladium etc. Peter performed with his band at the U.S. Air Force Base in Ryslip. He saw many bands perform including: Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, The Dorsey Brothers, Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Lois Belson, John Wayne, Sammy Davis, Ella Left to Right: Peter Jones, Mike, Pete Weston and Pete’s son Michael Brass Band in party gear and mood

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Page 16 • The HERALD • 14th September 2023 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v WATERSIDE NETWORK GROUP: MEMBER FOCUS by Simon Chadwick In this issue of eHerald we’ll be introducing you to another one of the trusted members of the Waterside Network Group. is time it’s e Waring Partnership. Based in the centre of Hythe, with a second o ce in Totton, e Waring Partnership has been established for thirteen years. roughout that time ere’s something wonderful to be discovered in Lunedale Road, Dibden Purlieu, every Tuesday. Waterside Network Group member Georgie Rand, of Yoga with Georgie, o ers Tuesday Candlelight Yoga to help you to reduce your stress levels by relaxing you before bedtime. Starting at 7.45pm, Tuesday Candlelight Yoga is Yoga with Georgie’s longest-running class, and she would love to see you there. Beginners are always welcome. All Yoga with Georgie classes and halfday retreats are held in the spacious Dibden Purlieu Community Hall (formerly known as the W.I. Hall). Classes are in-person, inclusive, slow and mindful, o ering support for your mind and body - including improving sleep, digestion, back and joint health. Georgie is particularly passionate about helping women thrive during perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. She also specialises in helping with symptoms of anxiety, low mood and neurodiversity such as Autism (ASC) and ADHD. Georgie has been teaching for 20 years and, a er extensive training in the USA, has been providing yoga classes, retreats, workshops and private coaching for over 15 years. they have helped thousands of local people with their legal needs. e Waring Partnership specialises in three areas: Conveyancing, Family Law, and Wills and Probate. Property partner Andrea Waring has remained busy over the past eighteen months notwithstanding the challenges to the property market caused by rising interest rates and the cost of living crisis. Andrea and her team have a pragmatic approach to buying and selling property, and look forward to assisting you with your move. Paul Waring looks a er family law, where he brings a sensitive and thoughtful approach to what, for many, can be a di cult time. Whether this is divorce, cohabitation disputes, civil partnerships or pre-nuptial agreements, Paul has the experience and the knowledge to guide you through. Wills and Probate is led by Matthew Knight who has helped countless people on the Waterside protect themselves and their loved ones by drawing up wills and lasting powers of attorney, as well as helping with trusts and Court of Protection. ere are many more members of e Waring Partnership team across the two o ces, meaning they have a strong and resourceful group of people to help assist you. You can learn more about their services by visiting their website: www.the-waring-partnership. com. Alternatively, please use the contact details, opposite. Paul and Andrea Waring, The Waring Partnership Tuesday Candlelight Yoga Georgie is also one of the trustees of the Community Hall which has been celebrating its centenary, where they recently raised £310 for Hythe Hospital League of Friends. Georgie can’t wait to hear from you at: georgie@yogawithgeorgie.co.uk, 07849 112344 or at /yogawithgeorgie on Facebook. Georgie Rand, Yoga with Georgie