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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 5th October 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 SP DECORATING Painting & Decorating Specialist Simon Perks Tel: 07889 091420 Email: simonperks@rocketmail.com • Interior & Exteriors • Wallpaper Hanging • Prompt & Reliable Service • Free Quotations & Expert Advice • Fully Insured Approved by Trading Standards Some of Sandra’s memorable occasions: “The late Lord Montagu’s, Mother’s 100th Birthday, delivering 11 gifts of flowers from all over the World. I read all the messages out to her. • Creating flowers for her late Majesty The Queen for Edmund de Rothschild, all the Norleywood School children were invited, one presented a posy of roses and freesia’s to her at Exbury Gardens. Two posies for Princess Anne were made. • It was a great honour to do the funeral flowers for the late Mauldwin Drummond, Tracey and I created a large ‘coat of arms’ in the Drummond colours, putting it on a special coach driven by 4 grey horses, people lined the road on the way to Fawley Church, with all the Cadland staff walking behind the coach. • Giving back to charity has been very important to me, I once abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower – it seemed the next step after jumping from a plane! £5000 was raised and donated to the Cancer unit at the General Hospital in Southampton”. Sandra adds: “A big thank you goes to my son Anthony, daughter Tracey and my wonderful husband of 55 years, who have all been there to help when I needed it. Thank you to all my previous staff who have come back to help at busy periods – it was a pleasure to have you!” Sandra’s first shop in Fawley Sandra abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower Continued from front page Blooming into Retirement after 55 Years Waterside Woodcarvers Waterside Woodcarvers holds fortnightly carving workshops in the woodwork room at Noadswood School, during term time, and quarterly socials at St Andrew’s in Dibden Purlieu. Next workshops take place on Thursdays 5th, 19th October, 2nd and 16th November from 6pm to 8pm. For more information please visit their website: www.watersidewoodcarvers.co.uk or phone: 023 8084 5787. Hythe Wives meet on the First and Third Fridays of the month at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Dibden Purlieu from 2pm to 4.30pm. On Friday 6th October the speaker will be Annie and the subject ‘Cra animals to make’ which promises to be fun. Do go along to meet up with their friendly Group. Visitors are currently charged £2 per meeting. For further information, please contact Lesley Arnold on: 07907 881440. ey look forward to meeting you. HYTHE WIVES

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Discussing the purchase of the Hythe Ferry, Fran essential services to Solent users, and we are pleased to be able to support its future.” Red Funnel rst began its ferry service in 1861 and, during its long history, the Isle of Wight ferry operator has hosted millions of passengers, from islanders and commuters to families exploring the Isle of Wight, to celebrities and royals. Blue Funnel Ferries has operated e Hythe Ferry service since 2017. Lee Rayment, CEO of Blue Funnel Ferries, added: “Through Red Funnel’s purchase The Hythe Ferry will continue to serve Hythe and the Solent community.” e Hythe Ferry will continue to o er daily sailings between Hythe and Southampton Town Quay, sailing from the end of Hythe’s historic pier. Hythe Ferry passengers can now also take advantage of the FREE Quayconnect shuttle bus which runs from Town Quay to Central Station via Westquay. e Hythe Ferry will retain its Blue Funnel livery for the foreseeable future. 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Event organiser and Calshot RNLI volunteer crew member Andy Bean said: “We were delighted when the Vibrant Brewery offered to brew a special beer for the event and offered the chance for us to name it. There were a number of creative suggestions from the crew, however we settled on Out On A Shout.” Vibrant Forest Brewery General Manager, Ryan Dack added: “Out On A Shout was brewed on our pilot kit specifically for Bands In The Boatshed. A boatload of hops were combined in this no-nonsense IPA fermented on a fruity English yeast and backed up with a solid bitter bite. We were excited to support the RNLI with this event and hope that supporters enjoyed the special beer at the event!” Despite some heavy showers, the turnout on the day was amazing, with the event raising £1834.87. Calshot RNLI comment: “Events like these take many person that took the time to come down and support us. The money raised really does make a difference and allows us to continue the work we’ve been doing for the last 53 years which is to Save Lives At Sea in our local community!” The Fake Blues Brothers with Stormy Stan (Photo: Graham Burgess) RNLI Calshot Volunteer crew member Andy Bean with the specially brewed IPA, Out On A Shout (Photo: Laura Bean) months of planning and lots of effort behind the scenes. A huge thank you to: The event team - Graham Burgess, Sean Marsh, Andy Bean and Laura Bean. Ryan Dack and the team at the Vibrant Forest Brewery and the acts: Jim Bryant, Finlay Gingell and The Fake Blues Brothers, all of those that donated raffle prizes or made cakes. And finally to every single

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Following months of preparations and mounting excitement, the yachts cast o their lines to the cheers of the crowd lining the edge of the marina in the heart of the city of Southampton, before making their way up Southampton Water to the start of the retro edition of the iconic race. At 1pm, veteran sailor and fellow circumnavigator Sir Chay Blyth started the competing boats from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in the Solent, just in front of the historic yacht club on the Isle of Wight. Onboard vessels of all sizes, including Britain’s largest working steamship, Shieldhall, throngs of well-wishers accompanied the eet along the western reaches of the Solent towards the Needles before sounding a nal ‘bon voyage’ as the crews headed towards the horizon on their epic ocean-going adventure. “What an amazing sight to witness, 14 teams recreating history, stepping back in time and setting off around the world on a grand adventure in the spirit of the original 1973 Whitbread,” said Don McIntyre, Ocean Globe Race Founder and Sponsor. “This McIntyre Ocean Globe is a dream come true for all the sailors involved. The past weeks at MDL’s Ocean Village have been a fitting tribute and fun time to celebrate MDL’s own 50th anniversary, so thanks for the memories and support bringing the OGR back to the UK and see you in about eight months.” e competitors have no GPS, no high-tech equipment, and no computers onboard. e crews will navigate using only a sextant, charts and the stars, as the competitors did in the early Whitbread races. Six of the boats competing have taken part in one or more of the past Whitbread races, the most notable being Tracy Edwards’ Farr 58 Maiden. In 1990, Tracy triumphantly brought home the rst ever all-female Whitbread crew onboard Maiden to Ocean Village Marina. In this edition, Maiden again set sail with an all-female crew, but with new purpose – to highlight the work of e Maiden Factor Foundation, a charity started by Tracy to support communities to enable girls into education, helping them to reach their full potential and create better futures for all. Tim Mayer, MDL’s Sales and Marketing Director, comments: “We have been delighted to host the Ocean Globe Race crews and the Race Village here at our Ocean Village Marina in Southampton. We wish them all the best of luck with this challenge of a lifetime and look forward to welcoming each and every one of them back to Ocean Village in April, where the winner will be crowned during our South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show.” e nish of the Ocean Globe Race will be at Ocean Village Marina, with the prize giving held during MDL’s South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show, 19th -21st April 2024. e crews are expected to nish between the 1st and 10th April 2024. For more information on the Ocean Globe Race visit: www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/ ogr23/ or: oceangloberace.com For more information on MDL and its marinas visit: www.mdlmarinas.co.uk Ocean Globe Race 2023 Start Sunday Lunch Club Volunteer Cook Needed Age Concern New Forest need additional help to cook at their Sunday Lunch held twice a month for 16-20 clients and 4 volunteers at the Horrill Centre, Dibden. If you have a passion for cooking please contact their O ce on: 023 8084 1199 for further details and an application form. Quiz and Curry Night Fundraiser A Quiz and Curry Night is taking place at e Horrill Care and Wellbeing Centre, SO45 5SZ, on Friday 6th October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person which includes curry, a quiz, live music and entertainment. To book please call: 07842 306029 or email: donna. best@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk is fundraising event will raise money for Age Concern.

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5th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 11 v SHOP LOCALLY FOR SERVICE & VALUE v JIM GRASSICK Double Glazing Repairs • Locks • Handles • Hinges • Glass Over 40 years experience Tel: 07712 718343 Email: jamesgrassickSO45@gmail.com Put Your Repairs in Safe Hands KDL PLUMBING & HEATING All Jobs Undertaken • Free Estimates and Advice ALL AREAS SERVED Call Kevin on 07475 128249 023 8009 0856 or 01590 780848 NO CALL OUT CHARGES ADDED Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH all about. That’s what drives me on. I wish to thank John and all of Highcliffe on Sea Rotary Club for nominating and presenting me with the ‘Service Recognition Award’ and the prestigious ‘Paul Harris Fellow Award’. It is very humbling to receive such awards, especially as I understand that it is unusual for someone outside of Rotary to receive a Paul Harris Fellow Award; so that makes it even more special. I must say, it means even more to me that it is from Highcliffe on Sea Rotary Club, who have so generously supported Honeypot this year with their time and commitment to give to others.” During the presentation event, Highcli e on Sea Rotary club presented e Honeypot Children’s Charity with a cheque for £5,000 a er a year of fundraising, including running a Jazz Night where Bernie Farrenden entertained guests. ese funds will enable Honeypot to provide: Respite Breaks for anxious young carers to have a stress busting break at Honeypot House; Social and Emotional Active Learning educational boosters, to help underachieving children succeed in school; Wellbeing Grants to support some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK, to receive essential life items no child should lack; A er School and Weekend Clubs online and Memory Making Days Out for lonely and isolated young carers and Pastoral Care, for overwhelmed young carers struggling to cope. If you would like to know more about e Honeypot Children’s Charity, please contact Viv Carter, Community Engagement Manager: viv@honeypot. org.uk or visit: www. honeypot.org.uk HONEYPOT VOLUNTEER Derrick Young, Paul Harris Fellow with Rotarians John Spencer (Highcliffe on Sea Rotary Club President 22-23) and Bill Casey (Rotary District 1110 Governor 22-23) Continued from page 10 EASY TRANSPORT TO A CHORAL FAVOURITE Faure’s Requiem is always a favourite with one beautiful melody after another and that is Southampton Choral Society’s next o ering on Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm in the comfortable surroundings of Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church. Since this is a fair distance from the Waterside area and not everyone wants to drive there in the dark, easy transport is arranged by the choir for those who would like to go from the Hythe area. All you have to do is ring: 023 8084 6125 to book a seat on a minibus from central Hythe for the very reasonable charge of £5 return and driving and parking worries can be forgotten. Tickets are priced at £15 (U21, £5) and are available via the Southampton Choral Society website: www. southamptonchoralsociety.org.uk or by phoning: 07709 265817. Do treat yourself to a lovely evening of beautiful music and take advantage of the minibus ride. ey hope to see you there. e choir is always looking for new members so you might be inspired to join them!

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Page 16 • The HERALD • 5th October 2023 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v Waterside Network Group: Members Focus by Simon Chadwick This issue’s trusted member of the Waterside Network Group is LW Repairs. If you’re a mobile phone or tablet owner then there’s a very reasonable chance you already know Lewis Watson of LW Repairs. e biggest problem presented by our hand-held devices is that they’re always at hand, which means we drop them, spill things on them, and clog up the charging ports. We also use them a lot, which means they’re constantly being charged, One of the most common problems I come across is when a customer has attempted to clean their carpet themselves with a shop-bought cleaning product. Most o -the-shelf products you can buy use hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent. In the right hands these can be used e ectively to clean and remove stains. However, in the wrong hands it can be disastrous. People unwittingly pour it on, then rub and scrub, but don’t extract or rinse. is means the chemical remains within the carpet and keeps on working long a er the event, causing damage to the carpet. Top Tip: Caring For Your Carpet by Craig Sly, Enviroclean Hampshire Consequently, it’s not the chemical that is the problem – it’s the fact that it’s le sat on the carpet when it should have been removed. e moral of this tale is to be wary of shop bought carpet cleaning products. If you’re not con dent in using them correctly then the safest solution is to contact a professional if you are in any doubt. You can see examples of Enviroclean Hampshire’s cleaning at: www.envirocleanhampshire. co.uk or you can contact me directly on: 07485 793 197. Craig Sly, Enviroclean Hampshire which means, ultimately, they require replacement batteries. Fortunately, that’s when we can call upon LW Repairs. LW Repairs, based in Pylewell Road, Hythe, is a welcoming place to visit. Lewis and his team know that not everyone is tech savvy, so they’ll help show you how to get set-up, transfer data, and problem solve issues on top of the inevitable repairs. And that’s not all. LW Repairs also repair games consoles, Macs and smart watches too. You’ll nd a great range of accessories, from screen protectors to charging cables, not to mention cases that are ideal for your particular device, including genuine Apple accessories. ere are also accessories for the car, and your Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation. But what’s more, you can buy a fully refurbished phone and tablet at very reasonable prices. ey come with a 12-month warranty, with many refurbished phones and tablets looking like new. And if you’re not that bothered about having the most up-to-date product, or need a child’s rst phone, the range stretches to accommodate you too – all at amazing entry level prices. At its heart, LWRepairs is about serving the local community with reliable, e cient repairs, and it’s why Lewis’s business has grown from strength to strength since he began trading. You can learn more about LW Repairs via the details, opposite. LW Repairs