Herald - Issue 427

Page 26 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v Professional installers of Fascias, Guttering, Cladding, PVCu Windows & Doors Composite Doors • 10 year labour and product guarantees Repairs, cleaning and advice also available Tel: 023 8086 9715 or 07888 705455 enquiries@aztecfascias.com All General Plumbing • Boiler Installations • Boiler Breakdowns • Gas Appliance Servicing • Central Heating Repairs 023 8089 9300 07917 445369 petertarr1@hotmail.co.uk Reg: 3515993 PETERTARR Gas, Plumbing & Heating HANDY HANDS HANDYMAN S E RV I C E S Your Local Handyman For ALL Your Small Jobs • Gutter Clearance & Clearing • PVCu Fascias, Gutters, Soffits & Conservatory Cleaning • Pressure Cleaning of Paths & Patios •Window Cleaning • Interior & Exterior Painting • Grass Cutting, Strimming • Hedge Trimming • Shed Re-treated/ Roofs Re-felted • Flat Pack Assembly Fully Insured Free Estimates Work Guaranteed References on Request T: 023 8084 0096 M: 07840 860202 Returning to Where It All Began: Couple Celebrates 60th Wedding Anniversary at Luxury New Forest Hotel They Got Married In A devoted couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary at the Brockenhurst hotel where they tied the knot more than half a century ago – marking 60 years of happy matrimony and a lifetime of family- lled memories. Sta at the Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa in Brockenhurst, recently helped 83-year-old Peter and 79-year-old Avis Ferguson mark their milestone occasion at the same location they exchanged vows 60 years ago. e couple were treated to a weekend escape by their three beloved children – whom they are both immensely proud of – which included a surprise stop to be met by their grandchildren and partners. Upon arrival, Avis was welcomed to the activities room, which was appropriately adorned with 60-themed decorations, balloons and the very same wedding dress from the iconic day in May 1962 – which was on display for all to see. e couple then enjoyed exploring the venue’s landscaped gardens, rivers, and wildlife before returning to the hotel for a special anniversary dinner – which included a three-tier cake restored to mirror the original showpiece from their magical day 60 years ago. A retired secretary, Avis and her cricket-enthused husband, Peter, who was a farm labourer by trade, have enjoyed countless visits to Balmer Lawn over the years. e New Forest was a major part of Avis’ youth and one that has withstood for the best part of six decades. Growing up in the Brockenhurst area, where her grandparents settled in the 1930s, Avis and her brother attended the local school where she formed a special friendship with her life-long friend and future bridesmaid. Re ecting on her special day, Avis said: “The 60th wedding celebration was an amazing surprise. Our children were taking us on a surprise weekend and we were completely unaware of what was to follow. We left Devon on a Friday night not having any idea what an amazing event it would turn out to be. We stopped for breakfast on Saturday morning to be met by the grandchildren and their partners, where we watched the cricket and played our own version among the ponies on Balmer Lawn’s green. It was an unforgettable day and we’re so grateful to Balmer for continuing to provide us with so many happy memories.” Commenting on the occasion, Charlotte Taylor, Events Coordinator at Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa, said: “It was such a joy-filled day celebrated with those closest to Avis and Peter. The gorgeous couple has a truly special relationship and to mark this monumental occasion at Balmer Lawn was a privilege for all involved. Avis was as smiley as she was 60 years ago and swept Peter off his feet as she has done ever since their eyes first locked six decades ago.” e hotel has a wide variety of wedding packages on o er to suit all, including having access to its sprawling picturesque grounds, complimentary honeymoon suite and several dining options – o ering a hog roast and BBQ in its gardens. Charlotte added: “At Balmer Lawn, we go above and beyond to ensure all wedding parties are treated to an experience of only the highest standards. Respect, quality and everlasting memories are what our happy couples can expect upon their visit to our luxury New Forest escape.” For more information on Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa and its wedding packages, please visit: www. balmerlawnhotel.com/weddings/packages e Exbury Summer Fete and Flower Show is taking place on Saturday 6th August at Exbury Club 12pm – 4.30pm, with the o cial opening of the fete taking place at 12pm by Nick de Rothschild. e Flower Show will open at 2pm once the judging has taken place, with the prize giving at 3.45pm. Entry is free. ere will be plenty of entertainment for everyone including: Terrier Racing, Bouncy Castles, Tombola, Archery, Birds of Prey, Face Painting, Ra e, Brica-brac, Plants, Vintage Vehicles, Kids Climbing Challenge, Children’s Rides and the Waterside Fire Engine. A variety of refreshments will be available including a BBQ, cakes, doughnuts, ice cream and an outside bar. For more information please visit: www.exburyclub. com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/exburyclub e proceeds from the event will go to e Waterside Gateway Club. Avis and Peter Ferguson celebrate 60th wedding anniversary at Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa Exbury Club Summer Fete & Flower Show RAISING MONEY FOR FAWLEY RFC Vibrant Forest Brewery are hosting an outdoor market raising money for the Fawley RFC Clubhouse Fund on Sunday 7th August 12noon to 4pm at e Vibrant Forest Taproom on Hardley Industrial Estate. e market will include stalls from local small business, street food and of course fresh beer!