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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 3 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 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 then Prime Minister Tony Blair and a Prison Service National Celebrating Success Award in 1999, both for her work developing community nursing services at HMP Winchester. Ann o ered her skills in a local ex o ender mentoring project and was able to support young people leaving prison by supporting their CV development and gaining skills for employment. In 2004 Ann was seconded to Royal College of Nursing in London as Professional Lead for Learning Disabilities/Justice/Forensic Nursing and took up a permanent role in 2006. In 2009 Ann was awarded the Royal College of Nursing Employee of the Year Award. She retired from Royal College of Nursing in 2021. Over the years Ann’s work has helped in uence policy and has seen her present at conferences in various countries around the world. She has also co-authored two books – Prison Nursing in 2000 with Alan Parrish and Nursing in Criminal Justice Services in 2014 with Dr Liz Walsh, as well as many articles published in a broad range of professional nursing journals. Since retiring Ann has continued to o er support to nursing students and has given presentations to local students in college regarding nursing careers. She now enjoys gardening, spending time with family and particularly her grandsons Harry and Toby. Ann’s husband Gary Scarfe and her Mum Teresa Turpin, joined her in Winchester for the ceremony. Ann comments: “It was quite a shock to hear that I had British Empire Medal Awarded to Local Nurse Continued from front page received this award. I am very aware that there are so many nurses who would be as worthy and I feel very humble indeed. Nursing has been such a fabulous career. I wouldn’t change one thing.” Ann with her husband Gary 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. TEA AND MELODIES

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Her Royal Highness e Duchess of Edinburgh, Royal Patron of the heart charity attended the event, as well as familiar faces from Heartbeat’s 30 years serving the region including former patients, members of the cardiac team at the Wessex Cardiac Centre, and loyal supporters of the charity. e hotly anticipated event, hosted and produced by renowned Broadway and West End performer Earl Carpenter and co-hosted by BBC Radio Solent broadcaster Lou Hannon, captured the hearts of theatre lovers, who were all eager to see the lineup of was wonderful to get so many old and new friends to get together for an evening of excellent music and for such a good cause.” e unique collaboration between Heartbeat and the May ower aimed to raise vital awareness of the cardiac charity, which plays a major role in supporting over 10,000 patients each year. Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive of the May ower eatre, said: “After an unforgettable night, Mayflower Theatre takes immense pride in having supported Heartbeat in presenting a feast for the ears and eyes. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who attended and contributed to making Heartbeat’s 30th anniversary celebrations truly exceptional.” Mark Ind, CEO of Heartbeat, expressed his gratitude, saying: “We would like to thank Her Royal Highness, the cast and crew of ‘Musicals from the Heart,’ as well as the wonderful city of Southampton, for attending this very special performance. Since Heartbeat’s launch in 1992, the charity has worked tirelessly to provide the highest quality cardiac care at the Wessex Cardiac Unit based at Southampton General Hospital. It was a true honour to mark this significant milestone in our history with such a memorable event. There are so many more people to thank too, this was a real team effort and I’m very grateful to everyone involved.” Projects spearheaded by the charity include Heartbeat House, the charity’s 25-bedroom ‘home from home.’ e house is designed to support and provide respite to families of cardiac patients undergoing treatment at Southampton General Hospital and is located just a three-minute walk away. e facility’s annual operational costs amount to £87,000, fully reliant on donations. Another Heartbeat-funded project is its innovative 3D heart campaign, revolutionising surgeons’ approach to invasive cardiac diagnostic testing. Costing £600 per heart, surgeons use specialist cardiac modelling so ware to non-invasively scan the patient’s heart, using methods like CT scans or MRIs. is process creates a detailed blueprint of the heart, which is then sent to a 3D printer. e printer produces an identical plastic model of the heart, providing an in-depth view of the organ and any potential defects. Hampshire-based stars. Among those treading the boards were Holly-Anne Hull, Lauren Byrne and Harry Chandler, who dazzled the audience with a host of well-known songs from the musicals. Adam Hoskins served as the Music Director and conductor on the night, enthralling the audience with players from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Earl Carpenter was thrilled with how the night went. He said: “What a night! We are all delighted with the performances and it Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh meeting CEO of Heartbeat, Mark Ind (Credit: Stuart Martin)

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Photographs show the Duke, who served in the Royal Navy during World War II, being taken for a trip on an ‘almost extinct’ sailing boat in the Solomon Islands, and at the tiller of a native racing canoe o the island of Tarawa. He is shown being carried alo in a boat by dozens of natives on the island of Vaitupu before a feast of roast sucking pig and breadfruit. e Prince is pictured approaching Gizo in the Solomon Islands in a war canoe before the party is entertained by a re-enactment of natives killing a missionary. Pictures also include those from Tench Island where the party stopped on the request of the Duke who wanted a picnic. ey thought it was deserted but met with the 53 natives. Other photographs depict the various peoples visited, giving an insight into their cultures and dress. e album was put on sale in September by antique dealer Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques in Lymington, one of the country’s leading maritime dealers. He has included it in his new book ‘Britain on the high Seas – war and wealth’, which includes other remarkable items for sale, among them two giant in locations right around the world. There are two photographers listed as crew – both ‘Leading Airmen’, A Masters and T Roberts – and the album is likely to have been put together by one of them. It is neatly captioned and includes a map of the voyage that went right around the world. There are some fascinating photos of what happened when Britannia passed over the equator. The crew are in bizarre fancy dress and the Duke appears to be joining in with the traditional ‘crossing the line’ ceremony. One photograph shows a half sunken Japanese ship from the war and in the accompanying book to the voyage the legacy of the war in that region is apparent. What is also clear is the interest the Duke has in the boats used by the islanders, and he is pictured in various craft. His interest would have been professional because he was a naval officer – and an extremely good one – and served in the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets in World War Two. Royal duties forced him to retire from the senior service in 1952. This album provides a wonderful insight into his life on the voyage and into that of the crew, many of whom gave up chances of promotion to stay with Britannia. Collectors of Royal memorabilia will be interested in this, as well as more general collectors.” Britannia was launched in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1953 and was retired in 1997 having travelled more than a million miles, providing a suitable oating residence for the Royal family. She was a symbol of the Commonwealth and helped generate billions of pounds in trade deals. Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and died in 2021 aged 99. He was worshipped as a god by those on the remote South Paci c Island of Tanna. e album, which has 74 photographs, went on sale for £1,250. Charles Wallrock’s book can be viewed online please visit: wickantiques.co.uk/publications/britain-on-thehigh-seas-wars-and-wealth racing ags from the Royal Sailing Yacht Britannia. Charles said: “Flicking through this album is a remarkable journey back in time, and the contrast between the Duke in his white uniform and the often grass-skirted South Pacific Islanders is clear. But so are the smiles on the faces of everyone as the different cultures meet Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques with the Britannia photo album

v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v 26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 15 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 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 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH MG Motoring Memories at Beaulieu for MG 100 Age Concern New Forest are in need of Volunteers to help in the Totton Charity Shop in Rumbridge Street. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills and meet other Volunteers, please call in and have a chat with the Manager, Tuesday to Saturday. Or ring the O ce on: 023 8084 1199 for more details and an application form. Age Concern New Forest are holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th November, 2pm to 4pm at the Dibden Purlieu Scout Hut. ey welcome anyone that would like to attend and ask you to please let their O ce know you are attending on: 023 8084 1199. Age Concern New Forest AGM Volunteers Needed An historic MG sports car gave a 101 year-old showgoer a trip down memory lane at MG 100 – the Big Beaulieu Bash on Saturday 30th September, when Margaret Parsons was reunited with the same type of MG that she had last enjoyed over three quarters of a century earlier. a member of the Vectis MGOC, had brought his treasured car over from the Isle of Wight for the rally, and took home the coveted Pre-War Car of the Day award. Mike’s MG PA was one of more than 400 MGs of all ages and models which went on display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the rally, celebrating a century of the marque. For details about the other events taking place at Beaulieu this year, and for details about the 2024 calendar of events when they are announced, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/ events Mike Long and Margaret Parsons with Mike’s MG PA at MG 100 rally Margaret Parsons in her MG PA in the 1940’s Margaret was given a ride around the Beaulieu grounds at the show in Mike Long’s 1934 MG PA, decades after she had been photographed behind the wheel of the PA that she and her late husband, William Parsons, used to own. Recreating Margaret’s black-and-white photograph, the nostalgiafuelled experience brought back memories of their own 1935 PA. Registered CPK 309, Margaret and William’s MG PA was bought in 1943, and it was even accessorised with a powerful aircra landing light. William, a mechanical design engineer, was a keen participant in rallies and hill-climbs. Sadly, the MG had to be sold in 1947, the year they got married, when William needed a more practical car to drive his mother around London. However, Margaret never forgot the sporting twoseater. Unlike Margaret’s roo ess PA, Mike Long’s stunning example is a very rare PA Airline Coupe, one of only two known to survive out of 28 built. Mike, who is

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