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9th May 2024 • The HERALD • Page 13 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v • 9 Ground Floor Rooms • Disabled Access • O Road Parking • Large, peaceful rear garden • Local Facilities less than a 5 minute walk • Ideally situated just o the A326 on the edge of the New Forest Ian & Cathy Lee Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu. SO45 4PT 023 8084 6073 www.ashdenehouse.co.uk cathy@ashdenehouse.co.uk Ashdene Guest House Quality Bed and Breakfast Accommodation on the Edge of the New Forest in Dibden Purlieu In commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day a beacon will be lit at Copythorne Parish Hall on Thursday 6th June at 9.15pm joining hundreds of other beacons due to be lit across the country. e Parish Hall will be open from 7.30pm; where there will be exhibitions, music and refreshments. e event has been organised by Copythorne Parish Council, Copythorne Parish Hall Committee, Copythorne and District Royal British Legion and Copythorne History Society. Lighting the Beacon for 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Copythorne the way. We also had some help from the lovely Sue at the Waterside Scrapstore, who donated a big bag of yarn scraps as well as creating the foliage for the panel. e panel is now ready to be shipped o to France, via the ferry from Poole, to be displayed in Notre Dame de Carentan Church, Normandy from 28th May to 1st September, where the whole village will be decorated as a woolly homage to the events of that time. e plan is to then go on tour in the UK before also heading over to the USA for display at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in New Jersey. Fully Woolly are now collecting knitted and crochet poppies for the shop windows in Hythe to help commemorate the anniversary this June. Any size and shape, red with black centres, green leaves optional. Patterns are available at e Herald and Fully Woolly. is year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when on 6th June 1944, during the long summer which followed, soldiers from the world over came to ght in Normandy to defeat Nazism and to re-establish Freedom. To mark the occasion, a collection of knitters and crocheters from around the world have come together to recreate the events in the form of woolly panels. 80 panels to be exact. e Longest Yarn represents 80 years and 80 days of battles in Normandy, as well as telling the story of the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944. Each meter long panel tells the story of that day, based around photographs, reference books and local historians, as well as the 1962 lm, e Longest Day, which stars a host of actors like John Wayne, Sean Connery and Henry THE LONGEST YARN AT FULLY WOOLLY by Claire Proud Fonda. Hythe’s very own Fully Woolly volunteered to help back in June 2023 and were allocated panel number 10, which depicts a very pretty French resistance lady (played by Irina Demick in the movie), distracting the German soldiers at a border crossing from bayoneting a hay cart which is hiding two allied soldiers. Weddings and Christmas soon got in the way, but eventually mum (Sue Proud) and I started to plan for our panel. We decided to begin with the horse as this established how big the characters needed to be. We found a pattern for a horse and Mum got to work. Unfortunately Mum then headed o to Spain for 2 months so we made sure she had plenty of wool and a pattern for a basic soldier that she could adapt. She then worked on the 3 soldiers, the pretty French lady and the farmer, as well as the guard hut, barrier and sand bags. I got to work on the hay cart and hay, the base for the panel and the bike. We spoke each week on Skype and compared makes, coming up with more ideas along The finished yarn panel

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You may have heard of a ea circus but what about a bee circus? Dr Albinele brings his Buzztastic BeeBalancing Blundershow and travelling hive to the event. Learn the waggle dance, join in with sticky ball pollination and watch out for the exterminator, while you discover how important bees really are! Snazzy Roo Face Painting is not just for children, while a sustainability trail will lead you around Buckler’s Hard Apple Orchard and New Forest Marque member New Forest Fruit will share dried strawberry snacks. From experts on fungus to dormice and moths, theme will be Project Seagrass and Solent Seascape. e RSPB and Bird Aware Solent will o er advice on how to look a er our birdlife and their nesting habitats. Also keeping an eye will be Hampshire Police Countrywatch, explaining Operation Seabird and rural policing on land and sea. Inland streams, rivers, bogs and ponds will be promoted by Freshwater Habitats Trust, while New Forest National Park Rangers and Forestry England will explain how the landscape and livestock are maintained and co-exist in the working New Forest. All things deer related will be covered by the British Deer Society and ornhill Deer Management, in association with Premier Wildlife Services. e New Forest Non-Native Plants O cer will also help you to identify invasive species and advise on the best way to deal with them. New Forest artwork, books and maps will be on sale and Wild New Forest, which runs guided tours on the Beaulieu River, will share its extensive survey work and discuss educational walks and talks. If you fancy a trip on the water during your visit, the regular River Cruise will be sailing from the jetty at the bottom of Buckler’s Hard High Street from 11am to 4.30pm. All of the family will love looking for wildlife and hearing fascinating tales. Tickets can be bought on board. For more details see: bucklershard. co.uk/attractions/river-cruise/. Your visit to Buckler’s Hard While you are visiting Family Conservation Awareness Day, don’t forget that entry to Buckler’s Hard is free, with free access to: • e Art of Buckler’s Hard with artworks from the Montagu family collection and paintings by Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year semi- nalists • HMS Agamemnon – Navigating the Legend • Original Shipwright’s Cottage and St Mary’s Chapel meet and chat with local woodlanders, wildlife and countryside specialists. A woodland craftsmen’s area will feature New Forest Coppice Cra s, woodland teacher Paul Brockman and Pondhead Conservation Trust. Joining them will be Matthew Gregory Tree Services and Vesper Conservation Ecology. The Countryside Education Trust will run a quiz about Climate Change and its impact on coastal habitats. Natural England’s Marine Lead Advisor will answer questions on the Solent, together with British Divers Marine Life Rescue – which recently helped the Beaulieu River team to protect Hampshire’s first grey seal pup. Continuing the maritime Continued on page 15

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Page 16 • The HERALD • 9th May 2024 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v e Purrfect Cat Ladies are pleased to announce the opening of our fullylicensed, small-but-bespoke cattery in Dibden Purlieu. A er running a large local cattery for 10 years, we understand what your cats need when they go on their holidays. As a result, each chalet has been designed especially for your cats’ needs and comfort. We can promise that they’ll have the Purrfect Stay. We are small, and because of this we are already getting booked up quickly. So, if you’re in need of somewhere to place your puss, please don’t delay in getting in contact. We understand that not all cats like coming to a cattery. Because of this we also o er home visits covering Beaulieu, the Waterside, and Totton. Check out our Facebook page for some pictures and stories of our kitty friends that we have visited recently. Don’t delay – book your cat in for a Purrfect holiday. Contact the Purrfect Cat Ladies today on 07769 928203. New Bespoke Cattery On The Waterside by Tracey Smith treatments are in a calming, peaceful room with soothing music, a heated bed, warm organic oils and hot towels (for massage therapy). Massage treatments are a wonderful way to soothe away tension whilst boosting immune function, aiding sleep and increasing circulation. During massage, the feel-good hormone serotonin is increased while cortisol, the stress hormone, is reduced. You might like to indulge yourself with a facial, or an anti-aging treatment. Marion uses Tropic Skincare products – free from toxic chemicals and animal testing, and vegan certi ed. If holistic therapies are your thing then be soothed with reiki healing, re exology, and Hopi ear candles. If these treatments are new to you then Marion is happy to discuss what’s involved. ere’s plenty of time when you arrive to discuss what you’d like from your treatment. And there’s no rush to leave once it’s over. Take your time to return to your day feeling relaxed! Why not really pamper yourself with a relaxing 20 minute back, neck and shoulder massage followed by an hours facial using Tropic Skincare products for just £60? Simply join Marion’s private Facebook group using: shorturl.at/ vwGX3 And did you know there are gi vouchers available too? Visit the website, or Facebook pages for more information and a full list of treatments and prices, or use the contact details, opposite. A common symptom of modern living is that we seldom stop long enough to take care of ourselves. Everyone needs the opportunity to pause and relax, for both physical and mental well-being. On the Waterside we’re fortunate to have Marion Jenkins erapies to help us achieve this. If you nd that the strains of everyday life are getting too much, or you realise that you’re feeling low, tired, stressed or in pain, then Marion o ers a range of massage, holistic and beauty treatments to help. Based in Dibden Purlieu, WATERSIDE NETWORK GROUP: MEMBER FOCUS by Simon Chadwick Marion Jenkins, Marion Jenkins Therapies