Herald - Issue 374

v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 20th June 2019 • The HERALD • Page 3 H SUMMERTIME DRINKS ON THE BALCONY H WHILE AWAY THE AFTERNOON WITH A COCKTAIL, ICED COFFEE, DRAUGHT ASAHI, OR A JUG OF SANGRIA, THEN ENJOY A SUPERB EVENING MEAL TASTE THE DIFFERENCE DINE AT THE BOATHOUSE HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE 023 8084 4066 | FREE PARKING info@boathousehythe.co.uk www.boathousehythe.co.uk Takeaways, Snacks Paninis, Toasties and much much more come on in THE FRAME SHOP 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe SO45 6AN Tel: 023 8084 4741 PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE FRAMING ESTABLISHED 1987 Local Art & Prints Ashdene Guest House Quality Bed and Breakfast Accommodation on the Edge of the New Forest in Dibden Purlieu • 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 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH Remembering Geoff by Ruth Rankin - Editor When Geoffrey Clark of Robert James (welly boot man) passed away in May 2018, Jackie Alexander and Vicki Giles decided that placing a bench on Hythe Pier would be a fitting tribute to a much loved member of the Hythe Community. remembered. He knew where everything was in his shop and would go out of his way for all his customers.” Vicki thanked everyone for coming and explained that there is still £300 le from the fundraising and this will be donated to Waterside Cancer Support Centre. Laura said: “Thanks to everyone for their support, I have had over 1,000 messages of condolences. Thanks for all of your donations to the bench and those who came along today. Cheers to Geoffrey, the most eccentric man in Hythe. People loved the shop for Geoff and not what he sold in the shop.” Gathering at Hythe Pier for the unveiling of Geoff’s bench Bench’s plaque and wellingtons Laura on the bench They started up a GoFundMe page on Facebook asking for £200 and the donations came ooding in, they reached over £600 in a few weeks. ey chose a bench and plaque which Chris from CA Par tt & Son then engraved with: “Geoffrey 1944-2018. The matching one is here somewhere. Missed by all on the Waterside.” ere are small wooden odd wellingtons next to the plaque and anyone who knew Geo will see the funny side of this. e owers on the bench were kindly donated by Waitrose. Last month there was a small ceremony at the end of Hythe Pier where the plaque was unveiled by Geoff’s daughter Laura. Laura and Vicki said : “Hythe is a quiet place without Geoff. He is one of those characters who will always be