Herald - Issue 427

Page 16 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v THE HERALD - ENCOURAGING LOCAL ENTERPRISE v EXPERT DOMESTICS APPLIANCE SERVICES Sales and Repairs to All Makes and Models 169-171 LONG LANE, HOLBURY • TEL (023) 8089 0054 POSSIBLY THE ONLY INDEPENDENT MAIN DEALER IN THE NEW FOREST For Bosch, Belling, Britannia, Candy, Ebac, Hotpoint, Hoover, Indesit, Ice King, LG, LEC, Liebherr, Miele, Neff, Sebo, Siemens, Stoves, Whirlpool, Zanussi and more... Free Standing & Built In Sales Centre Over 300 appliances in stock www.expertdomestics.co.uk REFURBISHERS ALWAYS TRY TO MEET YOUR BUDGET RELIABLE! EXCELLENT REFERENCES! INSURED! Catalogue of previous works to view Plaster work • Floor & Wall Tiling • Wall removal • Bathroom Design & Fit • Laminate/Wood Flooring • Painting • Insulation • Decking • PVCu Gutter & Fascia OUR HANDYMAN SERVICES • Rubbish clearance • Gutters • Jet washing conservatories, paths and patios • Flat pack assembly • Van removals • NO JOB TOO SMALL • FIXED PRICES • WRITTEN QUOTATIONS P Strus 07414 779083 Email: p.strus7@gmail.com PJ-T DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS • Misted Units • Locks • Handles • Hinges • Door Adjustments/Repair • Cat Flaps Paul Jackson-Turner 07708 620910 pjtrepairs65@yahoo.com uPVC & Aluminium Free Quotes Fully Insured Memories of Fawley in the 1970’s by Robin Somes, Fawley & Blackfield Memories Some personal, rather than historical, memories this time around. A 1947 aerial photo of Fawley shows just how much open space there was, now lled in. My own memories don’t go back quite that far, but I still recall plenty of space. 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. I remember one day, when I was around 10, being challenged to a ght outside Granny Bunday’s air-raid shelter at the end of her garden, by another boy. Who he was, or why he was there, I’ve no recall, but he graciously allowed me the rst punch. Not being a ghter, I thought a good stout blow to his le shoulder would be an appropriate response, and would surely nish him o . It didn’t, and he replied by punching me in the mouth, splitting my lip. My rst, and last, st- ght. All those memories, from one old photo... Fawley village in 1947 The Waterside Gateway Club Raising Funds for Ukraine On Sunday 3rd July, many members, and volunteers of the Waterside Gateway Club took part in the Rotary Charity Walk on the Beaulieu Estate. They have been taking part in the charity walks every year, for the last 10 years, since the Charity walks spot all the well-hidden Bugs on the Bug Trail. Everyone had a brilliant time and were rewarded with a certi cate to con rm that they had completed the walk, and a well-earned, cup of tea and slice of homemade cake in the Tree House. e Gateway Club wants to thank all their wonderful sponsors for their generous donations, as they will help to make a di erence. e Gateway Club is a club for adults with learning disabilities. Rotary Charity Walk 2022 were rst started. ey were particularly keen to get involved this year, and not just because they have missed two years through the COVID-19 pandemic. is year they decided to donate all of the sponsorship donations to the Rotary Ukraine Fund on behalf of the people of Ukraine in their ght against oppression. ey had great fun walking through the lush and dense woodlands, climbing across bridges, passing the stream’s and the beautiful lily pond, whilst trying to

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