Herald - Issue 427

The Your Community Magazine Est: 1994 v THE HERALD, 2 HIGH STREET, HYTHE, SO45 6AH v No 427 • FREE Every 3 Weeks • 4th-25th August 2022 ANXIETY - PANIC ATTACK? Stay Calm, in Control & Relaxed. Break Free from a Fear or Habit. Regain Confidence & Happiness. Fast & Effective, Lasting Results. Call 07786 376980 E: alan@alanjoneshypnotherapy.com Call for a FREE Quotation 023 8078 3031 www.gasworks.co.uk Visit our showroom at 299 Shirley Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 3HU Hythe, Waterside & New Forest: 023 8084 0257 Boiler Installation Services & Repairs 0% Finance Available Accredited Installer To book a complimentary Consultation Appointment call 023 8066 8886 www.dentureconfidence.co.uk Steve Martin D.D. (Hons), Dip CDT RCS (Eng) Denturist, Clinical Dental Technician GDC number: 140520 THE COMPLETE DENTURE CENTRE Helping you rediscover your smile • Dentures that look like natural teeth • Denture repairs with On-site laboratory • Expert denture advice • Referral processes for ALL your dental needs • Relaxed atmosphere for anxious patients BEFORE AFTER E s t a b l i s h e d 2 0 0 4 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe 023 8084 4741 FRAME SHOP HYTHE PICTURE FRAMING • Reliable and Efficient Service • Serving Trade, Domestic and Commercial Customers • Three sizes of bags available GRAB BAGS - A CHEAPER FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO A SKIP Tel: 023 8081 1757 • www.abbeygrabbag.co.uk • Call us for Prompt Delivery of a Bag • Fill Like a Normal Skip • Call again for a swift collection. • We can also collect your own grab bags e 10th annual SO45 Charity Golf Day organised by Michael and Donna Osman from Oyster Financial Planning took place on 1st July at Dibden Golf Centre raising an amazing £12,500, bringing the couple’s fundraising total to a staggering £104,500 for local charities and projects over the last 10 years! 115 golfers took part in this year’s event in aid of e Waterside Cancer Support Centre including Saints legend’s Matt Le Tissier and Nicky Banger, all attempting to be crowned champion golfer and win the prestigious Paul Brogan Memorial Trophy. Paul Brogan was a local man and a keen golfer who sadly lost his life to cancer in 2012, as a friend and keen golfer, Michael and Donna asked his family if the main trophy could be named in his memory. e 18 hole golf tournament started with bacon rolls in the club house with gradual registration throughout the morning with Donna Osman and Justine Harnett. Players then according to their tee o time either headed to the driving range for that last minute practise or headed to the rst tee. During the day the golfers were kept hydrated with cold drinks served from a gazebo as well as a golf buggy thanks to volunteers Lisa Elkins, Katherine Pinckney, Michaela Von Landau and Jane Clayden. Some of the participants in the charity golf day SO45 Charity Golf Events Raise 100K in 10 Years Continued on page 5 lounge bar & restaurant Seashells, 37 High Street, Hythe Tel: 023 8084 7188 EAT • DRINK • ENJOY

Page 2 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v PICK UP YOUR COPY OF FROM HYTHE • Admin No 1 • The Barber Shop • BeBe’s • Bells Furnishing • Benjamin Wells • Beyond the Fringe • The Boathouse • BH Marine • Boots • Cape N Comb • Cards for all Occasions • CGM Solicitors • Chip N Tails • Cornerstone • Crew Barbers • Dancewise Studios • Direct Carpets • Ebenezer’s • Eden Health & Beauty • The Frame Shop • Fred.Olsen Travel Agents • Freedom Boat Club • Fully Woolly • Havencourt • Headquarters • Herald Publishing • Hythe Chiropractic Centre • Hythe & District Social Club • Hythe Community Centre • Hythe & Dibden Parish Council • Hythe Ferry Office • Hythe Hospital • Hythe Kebab Centre • Hythe Library • Hythe Photographic & Electrical • Hythe PO • Hythe & Waterside Lettings • Jack ‘n’ Grill • Jane Bidwell Flowers • J R Hardware • KJ’s Mobility • Luis Liu • LW Repairs • The Malt • The Maples • Marchwood Motorways • Master Spares • McColls • Meraki Beauty Salon • Millie’s 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v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 4th August 2022 • The HERALD • Page 3 THE FRAME SHOP 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe SO45 6AN Tel: 023 8084 4741 PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING ESTABLISHED 1987 Prints, Paintings, Tapestries & Embroideries Live Life Your Way... • Clothing • Camping Kits and Tents• • Walking Shoes and Boots • • Cool Boxes and Equipment • Open Monday to Saturday: 9.15am to 5.15pm • 023 8181 1008 www.nuibuoutdoors.co.uk • enquiries@nuibuoutdoors.co.uk • Jewellers • Watchmakers J. COLLINS & SON Proudly Serving the Waterside since 1972 10 Marsh Parade, Hythe, Southampton, Hants Tel: (023) 8084 3074 WE ARE KEEN TO BUY ALL SECONDHAND JEWELLERY, SCRAP GOLD Stockists of large range of gold, silver and gem set jewellery Main Agents for Citizen, Rotary, Lorus Watches and Seiko Clocks Kit Heath & Hot Diamond Silver Jewellery Stockists Secondhand Jewellery for Sale Our Professional Services include Jewellery &Watch Repairs, Re-Stringing Local Six Year Old Donates Birthday Money to Calshot RNLI A local six-year-old girl, Lola Barron, made a sel ess gesture by asking for donations to Calshot RNLI instead of receiving presents this year. Lola, who lives locally to the lifeboat station was welcomed to the station by crew and was given a VIP tour of the station and the boats, before having her picture taken with crew. e excitement didn’t end there, as just as the visit was nishing, the pagers sounded, and volunteer crew launched Calshot’s relief Atlantic 85 B Class lifeboat Paul and Stella Rowsell to two paddleboarders in di culty just o nearby Calshot Castle. Lifeboat Visits O cer, Justyn Leonard said; “We’re always grateful when people choose to give money to us, especially in the current economic climate. It’s even more humbling when someone of Lola’s age chooses to donate to us instead of receiving birthday presents.” Lola with Calshot RNLI volunteer crew members Damian Lester, Kelley Leonard & Daniel Reeve (RNLI/Justyn Leonard) Lola (RNLI/Justyn Leonard) Hythe andWaterside Rotary have recently donated 277 copies of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to 6 Primary and Junior schools in the local area (Marchwood Junior, Hythe Primary, Waterside Primary, Wildground Junior, Cadland Primary and Beaulieu Primary). These will be distributed to new Year 4 pupils in September for them to keep for life as part of a national Rotary project, which has been running for over 14 years and is supported by Usborne Publishing Ltd. To date, over a million dictionaries have been distributed through this project with an international version for donation overseas.  e overall aim is to promote literacy and facility with the English language and, more generally, a love of books.  e dictionaries contain over 10,000 entries and over 1,000 illustrations. is year’s dictionaries were partly funded by a generous donation from the Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation. DICTIONARIES FOR LIFE Usborne Illustrated Dictionary

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In the early 1970’s, I had a school friend, David Jones, whose family lived in a house at the end of Rye Paddock Lane – just visible at the top of the photo. We used to go exploring in the no-man’sland beyond, searching for lizards and other wildlife. All gone now; annexed by the re nery, but I still recall the smell of the bracken on hot summer days, and the huge bramble bushes. David’s elder brother Roger also introduced me to Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of e Moon’. Bottom le in the photo was my grandparents’ house, Fawley Cottage (now Hamlet Court, at the entrance to Orchard Close) – of which I’ve written before. My grandparents moved there from Epsom in 1938, staying until the mid-1960s. It was not in great condition when they bought it, and didn’t improve much during their tenure. Parts of the old house were later rented out as ats, while the rest remained unimproved. I can recall a scullery, almost pitch-black through the lack of windows, bare agstone oors, a rudimentary Geysir water heater, an overwhelming smell of mould, and a selection of dank, decaying outbuildings. e property was eventually sold in the mid-80s, and completely redeveloped. e walled garden had beautiful monkey-puzzle and swamp cypress trees, and a great selection of old varieties of camellia. e whole lot was cut down by the developers - storm damage, they said; unsafe. I also recall another friend, Neville Hayward (both he and his elder brother Graham are now sadly passed away). His Granny Nella Bunday lived in Copthorne Lane, again, visible at the top of the photo; occasionally we would go and visit her. She had an ancient B&W television, on which the Vertical Hold would o en go faulty, requiring prolonged ddling to restore the picture. 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At that time the bungalow had no electricity, or hot water or heating. ere was an old black iron re and oven in the kitchen on which all the cooking, heating of water and heating of the bungalow would have relied. e bungalow was lit using a para n lamp in the kitchen, and candles to go to the bedrooms. e big kitchen table was used as both a work place and for meals. ey had a ‘wireless’ which was powered by a wet cell battery. It was a hard physical life for Ethel, bringing up 3 daughters, Phyllis, born in 1921, and twins Barbara Joan and Muriel born 21st March 1923. Imagine trying to do the family washing without a washing machine, or spin dryer, especially in the winter. In those times it would have been a scrubbing board in the kitchen sink with a large bar of Fairy or Sunlight soap, and a mangle (probably in the garden) to squeeze out the water from the clothes. Drying would have been a clothes line in the garden. ere would have been no such thing as an electric iron. It would have been a small heavy black iron placed on the top of the hot replace in the kitchen. e iron would have needed to be tested every time for the heat, to ensure that the clothes were not scorched or burnt. Bill tended a large front garden which was used to grow vegetables, between Mopley Road and the bungalow, and at the rear of the building was an orchard and a chicken enclosure. ere was also a garden shed which contained a shotgun and rabbit traps. is was where the rabbits were skinned, the shot pigeons were prepared and the occasional hen was killed and prepared for the table. is would supplement the family diet. Bill kept ferrets in the shed to catch the rabbits. He also had a large stone grinding wheel on which he sharpened his tools. e bungalow was located by the line of Oak trees, which still exist, and swallows always nested under its eaves. In a eld opposite, wheat was grown, and the eld on the right was used for horses. A er leaving the army, Bill worked for Foster Wheeler who were employed by Esso. He was the gang leader for earth works and trench digging. He was also a gardener for them and people living between Langley and Fawley. He had a trailer xed to the back of his bike in which he placed his gardening tools, and he would cycle to whichever garden he was tending. By the time WWII came in 1939 Bill and his wife were living in number 2 Badminston Cottages and he was working as a dairyman. He would have been too old to be called up to ght ‘in the front line’, but he was involved with the re ghting in the area. e big kitchen table was used as protection for the three girls. ey had to hide under the table during the air raids. It was quite normal for the table to be covered or surrounded by a thick blanket to stop any glass blown into the house from a bomb blast. Ethel, Bill’s wife, was a religious lady and helped out in both the Fawley All Saint’s Church and St. Francis Church in Langley. In the spring the family took the scenic walk to Fawley, All Saint’s Church, fromMopley road, past the pond. It was very beautiful with the banks covered with primroses and wild violets. Ethel was a well-respected lady and was presented with a Continued on pag 19 William Charles Durden

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