In this Issue... Editorial
Cricket Club 21
Phil Croucher 21
Holybourne in bloom 9
Parish status 1996 15
Parish Council Paths 1906 15
CPRE Road signs 23
Pond Friends & plans 17 - 19
Museum/ Archives in Holybourne 20
Farnham Theatre appeal 31
Holybourne Theatre 14
A - Z Index Issues 1 - 11 34 - 35
News sources in Holybourne 28
Health Matters 25
Anzac Biscuits 29
Around Holybourne 31
Chandos road junction 22
Drought & Global warming 27 & 6
Fields have names 6
Football team 1956 & 2006 16
Awards for Magazine 7
HVA AGM & Chairman's report 3
Junior Page 36
Litter-acy test 29
Neatham chickens 27
Organ Concerts 29
Remembrance Ceremony 5
Ribbon Development 25
School report 20
Village Hall 6
White Hart 13
Post Office 23
Jazz concert 11
Barrel graves & Fence 11
Arthur Beagley 11
Church Clock 10
Flower Fest Open gardens 10
Carol Singers 11
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FARM SHOP Organics Mill Farm 26
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Handmade Chocolates 16
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This Year in Holybourne: HVA Chairman's
Has it been a good or a bad year for Holybourne? I Music Festival organised by Tom Yendell: I unfortunately
think it has been a good year as those of you who couldn't attend but I have it on good authority that it was
attended the HVA AGM know, when the reports of all great.
that happened during the year showed this village to
be a hive of activity. Here is a quick resume for those Art Exhibition organised by Tom Yendell: I didn't know we
of you who could not attend. had such talent in Holybourne
Bulb planting organised by Lynn Kelly: Didn't they look Some really lovely paintings were exhibited and SHIFT
good when they came up? We are hoping to put in some took the opportunity to start the process towards a
more this year. questionnaire.
Village clean ups organised by John Honnor: A lot of Village Magazine Editor Chris Everett: As always, this
rubbish (some of it bizarre) was collected by an intrepid year's editions have been very good and interesting.
band of helpers and taken to the tip in John's trailer (not Unfortunately Chris feels it is time to step down so anyone
so many loads this year). A few more helpers next year who feels the urge to take on the job, let Chris know. He
would be great as it wouldn't take so long and the assures us that he has done all the hard work and that as
camaraderie is great. It's just a pity it doesn't stay that long as he gets copy it publishes itself!
way for very long.
SHIFT Chairman Steve Downs: Hopefully, you will have had
Manor Farm Trip Hosted by Sean Baddeley: A good day and all filled in your questionnaire by now, but if not it is on
was had by all who came on the day. Great weather, its way.
interesting super views of Holybourne we don’t usually
Village Pond Nick Cane Chairman Pond Committee: It is
see, then back to the Farm for refreshments organised by
looking a little sad and rather empty at present but there
Jill Newman and Sally Lloyd.
has been a lot of enthusiastic fund raising including the car
Village Picnic Organised by HVA and the Cricket Club: boot and Charity Cricket match as well as some grants
Well, I had fun! I hope the rest of you did with the pet show which Nick has strenuously worked hard to obtain from
flamboyant shirts, children's sports, raffle, rounders, tug of Alton Town Council, EHDC, the 'Awards for All' lottery.
war, Alton College band, W.I. teas, Chinook helicopter, and Work should be under way in December.
the Cricket Club bar.
So you see a lot has happened in Holybourne this year and
These are just some of the things that people could do on I hope the next year will be as good.
the day when they weren't sitting on their pitch and eating.
If I have left anything out I apologise.
Chairman Holybourne Village Association
Update & AGM: from the Secretary
Over the summer a number of initiatives involving the The main part of the meeting was a presentation by various
Holybourne Village Association have been running. members of the HVA committee entitled “Holybourne:
However many of them will have their own reports Much more than just a place to live”. This encompassed
elsewhere in this magazine whilst the “core” business the many achievements of the HVA and its various sub-
of the HVA has continued at the regular monthly committees and other organisations with which the HVA
meetings in the village hall on the second Tuesday of has strong ties and included The Village Picnic, The Alton
each month. Live Music and Real Ale Festival, The Holybourne Art
Festival, the Christmas Carol singing outside The White
Of particular importance is the Annual General Meeting. This Hart, the Village Magazine, the Holybourne.com website,
year's - the 33rd AGM of Holybourne Village Association - the Friends of The Pond, the Manor Farm Tours, The
was well attended, with fifty-seven villagers making the effort Village Spring Clean and Litter Pick, The Annual Bulb
to attend, and six people forwarding apologies. Planting, and SHIFT (Steering Holybourne Into The Future).
This then led into the financial report, where our treasurer
There was a procedural matter to be considered prior to
was able to confirm that the HVA is currently in a
starting the main part of the meeting which was a proposal
for a constitutional amendment to increase the number of
committee members from 12 to 15, the previous number At this point the floor was thrown open for all those present
having been set over thirty years ago when the village was to have their say. There were appeals from the Church
one third of its present size. This was approved
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 3
asking for help with fundraising to repair the church walls, Finally, Karen Bennett was re-elected as Chairman for a
and Andrews' Endowed School wanted help in converting further year. The meeting ended at quarter to ten followed
the original Queen Anne house (as it had been used as by wine and “nibbles”.
private accommodation) back into a school building.
Several members raised traffic issues relating to parking at All residents of Holybourne are welcome to attend the
Eggar's and the mooted double yellow lines at Carpenter's monthly HVA Committee Meetings, which are held at 8 p.m.
Close. Parking and traffic will be looked at as part of in The Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month.
Do come along and have your say, or find out what's
Sadly, there was the news that ex-Chairman John Bound happening in your village - Holybourne is so much more
has stood down from the HVA committee after seven years than just a place to live.
of major contributions to the Village in order to concentrate
Ben Kemp, Secretary
on his business. Tony Lock also needed to be replaced.
Fortunately, Frank Collet from Vindomis Close and Andy
Maddock from London Road have stepped into the
breach. Nick Cane and John Honnor were re-elected to
the committee and Sam Cox and Stuart Sharky will
represent the Treloar Action Group.
SHIFT Update - Steering Holybourne into the future together
Most people in Holybourne seem pretty content with life We are also tapping into the government statistics on
in the village although we will find out more when we our area. You can find these on the Web at
analyse the Parish Plan questionnaire. Our initial http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/.
consultations have shown that there are some concerns Simply type in your postcode and this will take you to
with traffic on London Road (speeding, parking at the information about Holybourne. These statistics will
junctions) and we have also discovered that some be useful to us when we produce our village design
people think that some improvements in the children's statement but even more important will be your views
playground would be useful. which will be the framework for all future planning
applications in Holybourne.
The questionnaire is, of course, just one of the ways we
have been consulting the people of the village. We have A free copy of the PARISH PLAN will be circulated to
met up with most of the organisations and businesses every household in Holybourne in Spring 2007.
in Holybourne and held a public meeting in the village
hall. Gathering information about issues has been a John Halliday firstname.lastname@example.org
relatively easy part of the SHIFT process. The next SHIFT committee: *Steve Downs (chairman), *Nick Cane,
stage will be the most crucial. We will be producing a Helen Bound, *Tom Yendell, Tom Maine, Sarah Maine,
Parish Plan, and subsequently a Village Design Janet Cane, Jeremy Wood, *Karen Bennett, John Halliday
Statement, as part of the Alton Town Design Statement.
* indicates HVA members
The general feedback we have received so far is that
most people enjoy living here and want to maintain the
status quo so we don't expect any major surprises in
the Parish Plan. There will be opportunities to apply for
funding in certain areas.
Text for this please
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Holybourne’s new Remembrance Ceremony
With the Union flag at half-mast on Poppy Day, the Guides (with their two standards flying)
and the Army Cadets arrived at the Roll of Honour on London Road. Waiting for them was a
crowd of about one hundred.
Introductory address by Dr Chris Everett Let us remember the dead of two World Wars and all those
who have died in any conflict with gratitude. Let us honour
A very warm welcome to you all on a cold but sunny day. them today.
It is a very long time since there has been any ceremony at After the address the Vicar, Rev James Croft said prayers,
this Roll of Honour and we are most grateful to everyone and Neil Blandford played the Last Post superbly and the
who helped with all the preparations. To the Royal British police stopped the traffic for the two minute's silence.
Legion, to our Trumpeter, to the Alton Army Cadet Force, Marine Sgt Duncan Newman and Guide Holly Yendell read
the Guides, to our Vicar for conducting the Service and to the Exhortation, and W.Cdr. Peter Sawyer the final Epitaph.
Ron Thorn's team for cleaning the memorial. Wreaths were laid by Arthur Cuff (Royal British Legion), Cllrr
David O'Donnell (EHDC), Karen Bennett (Holybourne) and
We are honoured by the presence of Servicemen with their
Guider Lucy Yendell (Youth of Holybourne & Alton).
many well-earned medals, Sir Ray Tindle and our Member
of Parliament Michael Mates. After the Blessing many of the crowd marched off to the
White Hart for some excellent HVA Remembrance punch.
11th November every year is Remembrance or Poppy Day
when we remember and honour all those who died in two
World Wars, and over 40 serious conflicts and wars since
then, including Korea and the Falklands War.
Today, we are standing by a World War I Roll of Honour that
lists all those men from this village who went to fight in the
trenches in the Great War, which mercifully ended on the 11th
HOUR of the 11th DAY of the 11th MONTH of 1918. This Roll
lists the names of 23 Sailors and 152 Soldiers of whom 3
were in the Royal Flying Corps, later to become the RAF.
A total of 175 men went from this small village, whose
population was then about 500. On it are many Family
names that are still familiar today. Complins, Twitchen,
Messenger, 2 Dymokes, 2 Gates, 2 Hams, 4 Trimmers, 6
Oakleys & astonishingly, 8 Mylwards.
Many of these men were physically injured and psychologically
traumatised by their horrific experiences during that war. The
small community of Holybourne was probably luckier than
many in that of the 175 men, only 16 were killed; their names
are marked on this memorial with a small cross.
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News in brief
The Village Hall has been completely refurbished!
Grand Launch Saturday 9th December 10.30
The final phase of the £120,000 modernisation of the Hall
has been completed. Alan Titchmarsh will unveil a plaque at
10.30 a.m. on 9th December. After the opening there will be
refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Details of this remarkable event will be reported in the
Holybourne's Calendar for
Fields have names too!
2007 Images of Holybourne
Following the first and very
successful art exhibition in the
Village Hall, twelve pictures were
chosen by vote to create next
year's Village Calendar. The
standard of entries was pleasingly
high and included pastel, pen and
ink, water colour paintings and
photographs. Artists were from 7
to 70 years old.
It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that
The Calendar will be £5.50 the fields around Holybourne, and elsewhere,
and £7 for the two sizes and have names. The farmer needs to be able to
were available at the Craft Fayre on identify them accurately, so the names are
25th November, and will be in the Village Shop, often descriptive, and quite ancient.
The White Hart or direct from Tom Yendell, tel 80560.
For example on Manor Farm, the big field
stretching up the hill from the Church is 'Big
Brockham'; walking from the road along What Vere
From the papers Lane, on the left is 'Horse Meadow' and then
'What Vere' before the corner. On the other side is
Global warming the sloping 'Winters Down' which describes the
fact that it warms up more slowly, as it faces north.
Fed up with feeling guilty about your selfish
activities? How bad are you really, and how can The path from Holybourne Church to Froyle, goes
you save energy? The Daily Telegraph listed the first through the old farmyard of Manor Farm, then
following comparative items:- between fields called Whitelands on the left (up
the hill) and Seven Acres on the right (an old hop
Carbon gas (CO2) produced by & absorbed in 10 years by:- garden). Then the new path towards Bonhams
crosses first Kerry Gate and then Snakey Bank.
Return trip to Florida one person Other fields are called 'Cowpen', 'Middle field',
3,000 kg CO2 32 trees 'Pump Meadow', 'Kites Hill' and many more
Medium car 12,000 miles pa fascinating and evocative names including Home
3,500 kg CO2 38 trees Guard Dell, used for rifle practice in WWII.
Disposable nappies 21/2 years Ed. Does anyone know the origin of the name
650 kg CO2 7 trees 'What Vere' ?
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Holybourne Magazine is a winner!
Magazines produced in local villages and parishes all
over Hampshire compete for the Hampshire
Community Magazine Awards. The competition was
revived by Greenhouse Graphics after a number of
years and this year they received over 50 entries from
various organisations all over the county.
Holybourne Village Magazine gained three awards in the
competition, winning two of the four categories (Aesthetics
and the Community) and was also the overall winner.
The awards were Technical merit; Community; Aesthetics
and the Environment, with each section being
independently judged by an expert in their field who gave
all the entrants in their category a score out of 20. The
scores from the four categories were then added together
to identify the overall winner and the Holybourne Magazine
scored 60 points out of a possible 80. Other prize winners
were Blackwater Valley News for Technical Merit and In
Credit for the Environment category.
The presentations were held on 7th November 2006 at the
Guildhall in Winchester where Dr Chris Everett accepted
the awards on behalf of his editorial team and the village.
In his acceptance, Dr Everett paid tribute to all those who
had helped to make the Holybourne Village Magazine such speech was by Ian Crossley, MD of Greenhouse Graphics
a success. who said they will continue to sponsor these annual
awards for the foreseeable future. He asked if Holybourne
Over 100 people enjoyed a buffet and wine supplied by the would be prepared to suggest a suitable location for the
sponsors after the presentation of awards. The keynote 2007 Award ceremony.
On 12th October Alton WI Group held flood. We were carried along by his obvious enthusiasm
HOLYBOURNE their autumn meeting at Froyle Village and would have liked to have heard more.
Hall. We had some business and
short talks from Mrs G Siddall, our WI In November, which was our AGM, after the business was
Adviser and Mrs Judy Bacon who is finished, we had a Christmas Decoration Festive
Chairman of Public and International Workshop. Members enjoyed making seasonal decorations
Affairs. We then enjoyed a wonderful and table decorations under expert tuition.
flower arrangement demonstration
On 21st December we will have our Christmas Party with a
from Chelsea exhibitor Mrs Anne
glass of wine, mince pies and Christmas Cake. We all bring
Blunt, who produced six stunning
a small gift to go in Santa's Sack and this year we are
arrangements in what seemed like a
asking members to bring their favourite Christmas reading.
very short time. These were then won
in the raffle by six delighted ladies. On 18th January 2007, Tony Cross, Curator of the Alton
Curtis Museum and AlIen Gallery, is coming to give us his
On 25th October the Hampshire
new talk titled 'The Romance of the Letter Box'. You will
County Federation of WIs held the Autumn Council
never be able to pass a letterbox in the same way again!
Meeting at The Anvil, Basingstoke. WIs from the whole of
Hampshire attend these gatherings in a wonderful venue Visitors are always welcome, and our meetings are held in the
and enjoy them as a social occasion, as well as for the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Thursday each month.
business. The speaker in the afternoon was Col John
Blashford-Snell, an intrepid explorer who kept us on the For further details, please get in touch with
edge of our seats with his tales of jungles and wild animals.
He told us about his connections with Operation Raleigh in Stephanie Bennett, Hon Secretary
various difficult terrains, high mountains and rivers in full Tel: 01420 89914
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 7
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Notes from a Holybourne Garden
If you want winter variety of Buddliea, that is so insignificant that nobody has
interest in your garden ever heard of, is well worth searching for and called
to cheer you up during Auriculata: it flowers from late November. They are small
the coming months, and rather dull to look at but tucked away out of sight, it will
there are several shrubs reward you with a strong scent of honey during the winter.
that are worth thinking
about especially those If you are feeling a bit colourless, try planting up some large
with a strong scent. pots or other containers for instant interest: there is a large
range of small bulbs that can still be planted. Put them in
I suppose the best known really thickly and buy some evergreens that are in flower
is the honeysuckle now such as Heathers, Gualtheria, Polyanthus etc. I do not
Lonicera purpusii which use winter pansies as they lack colour until later in the
has masses of cream season but variegated Ivies and Conifers will help bulk it up
flowers borne on bare branches from December to April, but and they can all be used again if you keep them well
I think that my favourite is Sarcococca or Christmas Box and watered and cut back if necessary.
there are several varieties all of which are evergreen and very
easy to grow. They are especially good on our local soil and If you are keeping Dahlias over the winter do not let them
have very fragrant little flowers useful for cutting and will dry out as the books tell you, just keep them moist in a frost
scent the whole garden. free position preferably in a large pot or plastic bag filled
with light soil or leafmould mixture.
Mahonia japonica flowers from late Autumn to early Spring
and has magnificent deep green leaves and terminal
clusters of long pendulous fragrant lemon yellow flowers. A
Alton In Bloom Awards - Holybourne Entrants
Category Award Premises Name
Vokes-Oakley Cup 17 Rakemakers Mrs Lynn Kelly
Overall winner from Holybourne
Gold Certificate Grange Hotel Mr & Mrs Levine
Best Licensed Premises Silver White Hart Tony Lock
Bronze Queen’s Head Darren & Anna Hooker
Best Small Front Gardens Gold Certificates 3 Rakemakers, Holybourne Mrs Diana Mockridge
2 Rakemakers, Holybourne Mr Steven Downes
39 Thornton End, Holybourne Mrs M Gates
17 Rakemakers, Holybourne Mrs Lynn Kelly
25 Gaskell Close, Holybourne Mrs Lynn Earle
Silver Gilt Certificates 25 Downs View, Holybourne Mr John Honor
141 Holybourne Road Mrs J Sykes
Gold - Winner Church Cottage, Church
Best Larger Front Garden Dr & Mrs Chris Everett
Town & Country Cars Cup Lane, Holybourne
Best Domestic Patio, Ensbury, 7 Inhams Road
Window Box or Tub Bronze Certificate Mrs Bryan Hamblin
Best Neighbourhood, Street
Silver Gilt Certificate 2, 3, 4, 18, 19, 20, 15 Rakemakers, Holybourne
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 9
Winding the Clock for 25 years
Thank you David for winding the Church clock over the last
25 years. David Andrews has consistently climbed the
ladder to the room under the belfry (where the clock
mechanism is) every week as the church clock needs to be
wound every seven days. There is no leeway and if a few
hours late, it will stop.
Given the height of the ladder, he has climbed over four
miles to date and he aims to continue for some years to
come! Three weights have to be wound up from ground
level and this takes some time and a fair amount of effort.
George Chandler wound the clock for 35 years so David
has a hard target to beat.
However, 1981 was not David's first venture into the tower. Congratulations on your 25 years - here's to the next 25
On the 3 May 1965 he and Jimmy Cuff glazed the open and the grateful thanks of all who check the time using the
windows in the tower and left a short note to church clock and enjoy the sound of the chimes.
commemorate the occasion. Holybourne PCC
Holybourne. He wanted a dry day with a light breeze when
New Church Clock Faces applying the gold leaf as this helps the gold leaf transfer
from tissue paper onto the clock face and he could not
Warm thanks to all have had a better day for this part of the operation. Eric
those who were found a small split caused by corrosion at the top of the
instrumental in the re- south clock face. However, he was confident that this
enamelling and re- would not cause a problem until we need to restore the
gilding of the church faces again, which should not be necessary for another 25
clock faces, and to 30 years.
especially the donor
who agreed to cover So once again, our thanks go to Eric for his excellent work,
the cost. Christopher Everett for promoting the idea and the donor
who made it possible.
Eric Beardow, from Smith's of Derby, did a grand job and
the weather was on his side throughout the week he was in Jeremy Wood Holybourne PCC
Holybourne Flower Festival and Open Gardens
June 2007: weekend 23rd & 24th
We are going to hold a flower festival in the church to raise funds for further necessary restoration work to the
church walls. Villagers were most supportive last time. Many gardens were opened and successful events held.
As a result the east wall of the church was re-rendered, part of the stone window moulding was replaced, stone
was refaced on the eastern buttresses and a new coping stone installed on one of these buttresses at a total cost
of approximately £13,000.
The east wall is the smallest wall of the church and the whole of the remainder needs to be restored. We are
applying for grants and with your support we are confident the work can continue until the whole church is in fine
fettle for future generations.
If you can help with this festival and open garden event in any way,
Jean Hole would be delighted to hear from you. Tel 541317
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Extending the Pond Fence Churchyard Arthur
Our insurers pointed out that the path leading into the
churchyard from Church Lane is very close to the edge of the Every year since Arthur Beagley started looking after
pond. They felt that there should be a fence to make people the churchyard, we say “It has never looked so
aware of the pond and make it more difficult for small beautiful and well looked after” and yet the next
children to accidentally fall down the bank into the water. year we say the same.
In 1899 the PCC requested the erection of such a fence This year, the churchyard looks even better despite
with the owner of the pond, Sir Hubert Miller. Discussions the fact that it has been a hard year to tend such an
took place, during which time at least 4 children were area, with the heat during the summer and the grass
reported to have fallen into the pond, but by 1904 there continuing to grow throughout the autumn and into
was still no fence. winter. Thank you, Arthur, for all your efforts. They
are greatly appreciated.
We believe that over 107 years is adequate time to give the
matter due consideration, and that we could not be
accused of rushing into things if a fence was installed
before too long.
The Pond Committee of the HVA kindly included the cost of
a fence in their application for a grant. As a result of their We hope to restore the nine barrel graves in the near
success the plan is to erect an oak fence similar to the one future and would be pleased to hear from the families, or
between Church Lane and the pond. The idea is for it to be anyone who knows of the families, who own these
lower, just over 2 feet high, with only one rail, but to act as graves. The names on them cannot all be seen clearly but
a deterrent and warning that there is a steep bank to the they are dated between 1806 and 1840 and some of
pond on the other side. these names are:
George and Rachel Glover, the Gardener family, and the
Jazz Evening in Church If they can be traced, we would like to ask their
On 30th September the Church rocked to the sound of descendants’ permission before we do any work.
the Louisiana Jazz Band. A local group put on a
splendid and varied concert that had us all on the edge A word of warning - the headstones on old graves can
of our seats, and some left them to dance in the aisles. fall over and there have been serious accidents in some
A great evening and the acoustics were excellent. churchyards after people kneeling by a gravestone to
decipher the lettering have held the gravestone to assist
Early next year the Alton Community Choir, who have in standing up and the gravestone has fallen on them.
60 members, hope to have a concert in the Church.
Jean Hole, Churchwarden
Come & sing carols around the Christmas tree outside the White Hart
on Monday 11th December at 7 pm.
Mince pies & mulled wine will be available afterwards.
A collection will be taken in aid of local charities.
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 11
190 New Houses in Holybourne
Honestly, are you bored with hearing about the is difficult and in some areas impossible, and yet people
Chandos development? Do you think, "it's never going still own more than 1 car per household! This is the future
to happen; I'm not going to worry about it?" for Chandos Development unless we act now and make
our voices heard.
Well, it is happening and your opinion matters. The January
2006 open meeting was a success in that it made the On your way back from Treloar Heights, call in on Shipley
council realise that Holybourne and surrounding residents Close, opposite the old Eggars School. This development
DO care what new developments look like, and DO care was built in 1999/2000 and has slightly more space around,
that the road system around us is bursting at rush hour. off road parking for 2 cars and is noticeably more pleasant
and open. Why can we not use this density model instead,
The local councillors are backing a proposal for upto 190 and be proud of the Chandos Development?
houses on the land behind the Grange Hotel with parking for
1.6 cars per house. Before writing this article I checked with Do the councillors really believe that they have the people
Autotrader and also a local car dealer; incredibly they have interests at heart and not the local and national
never sold 0.6 of a car, so why will there be 1.6 spaces? government statistics if they plough ahead with 1.6
spaces? Please, please contact your local councillor and
Simple, the local government supports this figure as more stop this over development of land before its too late.
houses per acre can be built, this makes more money for
the council, more houses knocked off their government Please encourage people to contact your local councillor
targets and brings more money for the developer. (owner of 2 cars), David O'Donnell with your opinions. He will
make a decision based on YOUR feedback. Letters and
But surely our local councillors are aware that most Postcards to him at EHDC Penns Place Petersfield GU31 4EX
households have 2 cars? This is the point where naivety
pops up. The belief is that if limited parking is supplied, Steve Downes Vice Chairman
people will actually sell their second car and use alternative Holybourne Village Association
methods. Surely this is the answer to road congestion? Do
you find that the local public transport system is a
wonderful and easy to use attribute of Alton?
I also encourage you to drive (or use the public transport
Statement in Gazette that there will be now be
links) and have a look around the Treloar Heights
approximately two car spaces for up to 190 dwellings
development over by the Alton Sports centre. There are 1.6
some of four storeys. The HVA have not been
parking spaces per house. The houses are of attractive
consulted about Persimmond's proposal for new road
designs, but very close to each other and it is noticeable in
junction. Sketch on page 22
the evenings and at weekends that cars are parked all over
the place on the roads and pavements. Access for
emergency services, refuse collection and delivery vehicles
Contributions to the
magazine, Letters etc...
47 Church Lane, Holybourne
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White Hart Under New Management
derelict Golden Pot, and ironically after four and a half
successful years, they were head hunted by Merlin Inns who
wanted them in Holybourne. They had given up the Golden Pot
only two days earlier.
Holybourne is lucky to have this strong partnership, and we look
forward to having a successful pub, after more than our share
THE WHITE HART
Farmers Bar / Snug Bar (smoking)
Public / Villagers bar
Sun - Thurs 12 md -12.30 am
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They are thrilled to be managing the White Hart in Holybourne,
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will provide good ales and wines with exceptional food, and
started energetically with a thorough spring clean of the 6.30 - 9.30pm (not Sunday evening)
premises from top to bottom. Merlin have promised that the pub
will be re-decorated in the New Year and new loo seats are (Dining area is non smoking)
already in place!
David, born on a farm in Lancashire, is a man of contrasting
talents. His father had pubs and restaurants so he acquired
expertise in the care of beer but his father pushed him into
becoming a professional electrical engineer [AIEE]. He Accommodation
subsequently had his own business, but also sang in northern
clubs and became a choir master. He had a contract with EMI Three double rooms will be
as a 'backing' singer and worked with Cleo Lane. He has written en-suite next year.
music and still enjoys singing. Living in Alton he met Melanie
and came to Holybourne in 1994 and one of his local projects Bed - £25 pp B&B - £32.50
was designing and installing the lighting in Bonhams Barn.
Melanie, who also comes from farming stock, was born in Dinner / B&B - £40
Farnham, then the family moved to Lower Green Farm in
Hawkley which was later burnt down. She has always loved
cooking, but became a high powered PA in an industrial
conglomerate in Winchester before meeting David.
They wanted to work together doing what they enjoyed, and
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were upset to be turned down for the White Hart six years ago
for lack of experience. They spent two months renovating the
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 13
We are a non-profit making community based group with back the youngest group staged ‘Continental drift’, a play
no restrictions on membership and we welcome all conceived and staged by themselves, and they have begun
abilities and ages. Everyone involved with the theatre is rehearsals for ‘Wind in the Willows’, a musical spectacular
very proud of its community role with so many of the that will be staged next year. Shortly after, the older section
local adults and children benefiting from attending the performed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and more recently ‘Gone
theatre workshops, socials and performances. with the wizz’.
We have now replaced our un-repairable oil boiler with a Earlier this year the Theatre joined Hampshire County
new gas boiler and our thanks are due to Alton Town Council's ‘Hog the Limelight’ arts scheme which
Council and East Hampshire District Council for their subsidises fees for professional touring acts, so community
grants for what is now a very warm building. venues like ours can afford to host them. On November
4th, Strange Face staged ‘Hell and High Water’, a
Earlier this year the adult theatre performed our annual professional mask comedy, and on December 9th we have
pantomime "Cinders the true story" and a collection of Circus Berzercus. Two larger than life characters - great
plays "Is there anyone there", "Last panto in little Grimley" circus skills - seriously funny - suitable for 3 to 103 year
and recently our most challenging and successful play of olds! Tickets £5 each available w/e 27/11/06 from
recent times, Arthur Miller's classic "The Crucible". We are Waterstone's bookshop, High Street.
looking forward to staging next year’s pantomime, Aladdin,
which will be performed on January 27th, 28th and For more information or if you wish to join the
February 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th. You can make some money Holybourne Theatre please contact
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Holybourne Parish Council Footpaths
100 years ago - Why the north end of New Lane is now a dead end
The Minutes of Holybourne Parish Council give an the end of New Lane to the top of the Downs. Mr Woolcock
insight into the issues that were important in the village proposed and Mr Stone seconded "that the Parish Council
100 years ago. go in a body to assert the right of way to these footpaths".
The resolution was carried.
Exactly 100 years ago, a very local problem came to a head.
The minutes of a meeting of 4th May 1906 record that 'A It was decided to give the Head Keeper notice of the
discussion followed on the rights of the public to certain intention of the Parish Councillors to assert the right of way
paths on the Holybourne Downs'. It was stated that, and on Wednesday 25th July a meeting took place at the
although no barrier had been erected, several persons had end of New Lane at 5.30 pm. and the Parish Clerk
been stopped from using the "bridle path" from New Lane undertook to serve notice personally on the Keeper. Two
to the top of the Downs owned by Miss Harris, and days after the visit should have taken place, the Chairman
adjoining land rented by Mr Messenger [of Bonham's Farm]. alluded to the death of the owner Miss Harris, in
The Chairman claimed that a public right of way existed by consequence of which, it had been decided to defer the
this path to the top of the Downs, and he believed that for visit arranged to assert the rights of way over the
many years the right of way extended along the top of the Holybourne Downs. The Clerk reported that notices
Downs to Hay Down, and thence out by the Fir Wood to deferring the same had been sent to all the Councillors and
Five Lanes. The Ordinance Map was consulted, and after a message wired to the Keeper. Nothing more is heard of
further discussion, the meeting expressed the opinion that this matter.
the public should persist in asserting the right to these
paths on the Holybourne Downs. Research by Jane Hurst
N.B. Holybourne Parish Council ceased to exist in 1932 when the
Two months later, a discussion on the rights of way to boundaries were redrawn and we were included in Alton Urban District
Holybourne Downs showed that the agents of the tenant Council. Obituary notice of Miss Harris also submitted.
continued to contest the right of way on the bridle path from
Parish Status for Holybourne, or not?
This question is continually raised in the village, and and this requires agreement with the Town Council. Changes
these notes may help an understanding of why we will also affect the size of the present electoral wards which
remain under the benevolent care of Alton introduces a political debate. Equally difficult will be re-
Town Council. defining the western boundary which might have left us with
the responsibility for part of Anstey Park which is actually in
Minutes of an HVA committee decision made 10 years Holyboume at present! The administrative work and
ago on 14 November 1996 responsibilities of a Parish Council are numerous and varied
requiring a paid clerk and an office.
“The question as to whether Holybourne should seek the
relatively independent status of a Parish Council has been Many of the committee members were initially very keen to
intermittently under discussion for about five years. Last year go for village status, but after hearing all the facts your
the previous committee decided that a decision on whether committee was unanimously of the opinion that
to proceed further or not would be taken at this year’s AGM. Holyboume would do much better as a Village Association
Sadly, despite publicity about the AGM and news that 'parish than a Parish Council. This was our recommendation to the
status' would be discussed, few extra people seemed to care AGM and after discussion it was agreed.
enough to attend the AGM and debate the issue.
As a direct result of our discussions with the Town Council
Your committee had considered the 'pros and cons' of the we have enhanced our 'special relationship' with them and
matter very carefully during the previous year and has heard we see many advantages in continuing the present system
the various arguments including those of a neighbouring and not loosing our two Town Councillors. There is also a
parish. We have an unique problem that is not faced by new 'Area Committee' of the EHDC which meets every
villages such as Beech because our village boundary month for an hour during which local issues are discussed
includes Manor Estate which is effectively part of Alton [no with representatives of the parish councils and members of
longer true]. Before we can start the complicated process of the public. It should prove to be a most useful forum for us
seeking 'parish status' the boundary will have to be re-drawn to talk directly to the EHDC.”
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 15
Holybourne Boys Football Team
Holybourne Boys Football Team 1956 Holybourne Boys Football Team 2006
Front row: Michael Chandler, Roderick Leyland, Peter Here are some more of Holybourne's footballers 50 years on!
Jackson, David Andrews, Peter Goodchild, Pippi Ham Alton United Panthers have had their best year ever finishing
as runners up in their division of the North East Hants Youth
Back row: Michael Reed, Bobby Ham, ? Leyland, Jimmy
Cuff, Barry Martin, Billy Ray & supporters League. Many of the boys are from Holybourne, many attend
Andrews' Endowed Primary and many have been in the team
Supporters: Jenny Goodchild, Jean Cole, Christine since they were 5 or 6 years old. Perry Lloyd, who plays for
Goodchild, Linda Cole. the team, is carrying on the family tradition as he is the
grandson of David Andrews who features in the 1956 photo.
This picture was taken just after they had beaten the Alton
The team has been devotedly managed by Jamie Mackrell,
Boys Brigade team 5 - 3. The previous game with them had
been a draw. It was played on the Alton Nomads pitch where who has encouraged the boys through thick and thin, and
the new Eggar’s School now stands. The referee was Mr. whose beaming, proud grin at the awards ceremony in
Scott who ran the Alton Boys Brigade! Princes Hall, Aldershot on 26th May said it all!
David Andrews David Andrews has kindly agreed to sponsor the boys' kit in
their forthcoming season as Alton United Under 12s for
which many thanks from all concerned.
Pictured from left to right, back row: Josh Husbands, George
Bills, Corey Sharpe, Craig Redmond, Richard Williams, Dominic
Ship, Jamie Mackrell (Manager), Alex Yelland, Luke Newland.
Jordan Fox & Daniel Raw; front row: Kristian Oakley, Perry
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Tom Spreadborough, George Harding, Edward Hobbs & Leo
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Pond Fund Raising - A Success! SPECIAL
It all seemed a bit ambitious when we decided that we needed to raise £5000
to do what needs to be done to improve the pond. However, thanks to the
enthusiasm of the village and the success of requests for funding, we have made it.
In my last article, I said that we had already received We were still short of our target, so we applied to the
£2000 from a combination of the HVA, Alton Town National Lottery 'Awards for All' fund. This gives out sums
Council, East Hants District Council and private of up to £10000 to support local efforts and we asked for
donations, so we had made a good start but still had a £6000. They guarantee to respond to applications within 8
long way to go. weeks, and so we were able to announce at the HVA AGM
on 10th October that we have been granted the whole
Key to raising money from public bodies is that you can £6000, which explains the logo on this article. The other
demonstrate that the village itself is making an effort and two reflect the generosity of Alton Town Council and EHDC.
wants the work done. So when Richard and Lynn Kelly
suggested that we should have a fund raising day on So we have now made more than our target. This will give
August Bank Holiday Saturday, the Friends of the Pond us some left over for contingency and for ongoing
were delighted. maintenance of the pond, and hopefully, when we produce
our final report to the grant giving bodies, we will also be
Some of us were pretty sceptical about the idea of a Car able to return some money them for them to re-use on
Boot Sale, but were proved splendidly wrong. We had a big other good causes.
'boot' in a marquee for all the goods that had been given to
the Friends to sell and kept it open all day. Around 40 The Friends of the Pond want to thank all of the people who
'seller' cars bought pitches. We sold bacon sandwiches have been involved in the fund raising over the last 18
and Sarah and Tom Main sold all sorts of blackberry based months. We also want to thank everybody who has bought
goodies and gave us the profit. Mike Roberts raised a lot of a lottery ticket - without your losses Awards for All would
money for us by having his back waxed! We were also not have been able to give us their grant!
given a slice of the profits from some of the car boots.
In the afternoon, we had a cricket match and all the players
were sponsored. The bar profits came to the pond too. In Chairman of the Pond
the end the Pond Life XI beat the Charity XI. email@example.com Tel:01420 86282
It seems sad to have to point out that NOBODY from the
village, with the exception of the organisers and players'
families, came to support the Cricket Match, and the
number of people who turned up to buy at the Car Boot
Sales was also very disappointing. Despite this we raised
around £2000. One wonders how much could have been
raised if more people had given up a little time to come and
see what was going on. Those who did come had a great
time. Their support was much appreciated.
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 17
The Pond - Now what do we do?
We have the money and we also have a plan.
We eventually got two quotes for rebuilding the island eventually killing the plants through drought. We plan to
and have chosen a small company from Romsey, called plant in the spring with long rooted plants which will,
B W Parsons Ltd, who are specialists in river and lake hopefully, follow the water level down.
engineering and maintenance. We have agreed that
they will start the work in December. Next, the eco-islands act as protection from herons for fish
because they have a solid wire cage underneath. However
The first task is to move 30 or so tonnes of rock out to the if the water level drops too far they will look pretty odd, so
island to produce a new facing all the way round. In we will have to find a way of using flexible mesh.
addition they will take around 10 tonnes of topsoil out to
rebuild the top of the island. They will move this out on old The third challenge is to stop the water-birds destroying all
modified army pontoons. the planting, so we will protect it initially and then try to
maintain some form of self-sustaining balance between the
Next they will install two layers of coir rolls on the rocks. wildlife and the vegetation - any ideas on how to do this will
These are rolls of soil covered in biodegradable coir and be welcome.
will provide a sound base for planting. They will leave a few
gaps between the rolls so that the water-birds can get onto Once the construction is done, we will test the water quality
the island - we will build shingle beaches or duck ladders and if it is OK, stock the pond with some fish, probably
for this. It appears that much of the erosion is caused by roach, tench and carp.
water flowing off the birds and washing the soil away. The
We also have enough money to put up a fence on the north
beaches or ladders will stop this.
(churchyard) side of the pond to reduce the danger from
The final thing that the contractors will do at this stage is the steep slope, where the path passes close to the pond.
install the two eco-islands, which are moored floating The fence will look like the one that runs along the side of
islands to provide additional wildlife and fish sanctuaries. the pond on Church Lane. The fence will be erected by
some kind volunteers.
This sounds simple but there are a several real challenges
to making this all work effectively. Firstly, the variation in the So we are in for a busy few months but can look forward to
level of the water over the year means that if we plant when a much improved pond by late next spring.
the water is low, there is a danger of the plants drowning
Nick Cane, Chairman - Friends of the Pond
when the water level rises. But if we plant when the water
Pond@holybourne.com Tel: 01420 86282
is high, there is a danger that the water will drop too far,
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A Note on Feeding the Ducks
Several good-hearted people have taken
on the job of feeding the ducks and
geese with proper duck food. This is in
addition to the children and others giving
them bread and cake.
One of the effects of this is that more and
more ducks in the locality hear about the
excellent free meals supplied in Holybourne
and arrive to enjoy them. Recently there
have been as many as 60 ducks on the
We do not know what the optimum number
is, but are pretty sure that 60 is too many.
Once we have finished the work on the
island we want to try and establish a
balance, otherwise the planting will all get
So, if you are feeding the ducks regularly,
please will you let me know, and then, in the
spring, we can all get together and decide the
best thing to do.
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 19
Renovation and changes at Andrews’ School
The renovation of the leisure time and will, I am sure, remain a member of the
School House is due to school's extended community in the years to come.
start before Christmas
and will be completed, We now have a new Admin Officer, Mrs Fay Heaney, who
we hope, by Easter. we hope will have an equally long and distinguished
The building work will association with the school.
provide us with much
Next year's intake: the closing date for children applying for
a school place in September 2007 was Friday 17th
teaching space for
November with an Open Day for prospective parents (and
small groups and for
pupils) on Wednesday 7th November.
music tuition. We are
also creating a new library and plan to provide a home So far it has been a very busy term. We introduced weekly
for the village archives. French classes for all pupils which are proving to be very
popular. Our Year 6 pupils have been away on a week's
We will continue to make further improvements over the
field trip to Calshot Activity centre where their activities
next few years to ensure that the school remains an asset
ranged from skiing to studying coastal erosion. In the
to its local community, and a facility that we can all feel
second half of the term will be our traditional Christmas
proud of. We are continuing to raise funds for this project
festivities, and on Saturday 2nd December we had our
and for future building projects, which include the
replacement of our two temporary classrooms.
If you are interested in helping the school to raise funds we
Pat Cranford, the school's Admin Officer, retired after 18
would be very interested in hearing from you!
years' service at Andrews' Endowed School and, prior to
that, 8 years at Long Sutton. Pat is enjoying her new found Stuart Adlam Headteacher
A Museum in Holybourne?
Do you collect old cuttings and memorabilia about Adlam, the headmaster, is very keen to see it used by the
Holybourne? There's a lot of it around and precious as pupils as they learn about local history. Everything would
it may be, eventually it gets thrown away due to lack of be available to the general public, but no details have been
space or by a desperate spouse! One answer would be discussed yet.
to have these old photographs, albums, maps, parish
magazines etc. available to other local historians in a Is anyone interested in the fascinating history of
convenient and accessible place, but where? Holybourne, and would like to get involved in organising
these archives? Perhaps a potential, or experienced,
The Andrews’ School governors have kindly agreed to librarian?
make a small room available when the old school building
is renovated. It is 6 x 4 feet with a window and Stuart Potential donors or helpers please contact the Editor
on 54966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Holybournes 2006 Cricket Season
Well that's it. For most of us the season has come to finished 7th at Under 15s, 2nd at Under 13s, 5th at Under
an end. It's time to oil our bats, wipe down our pads 11s and 4th at Under 9s. Paul has now got a great team
and throw away the whites that our beer bellies are working under him at all levels and we hope to have more
hanging over. No more cricket except for a few indoor coaches from within the club ready to guide the young
games and many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to be stars of the future along next season.
spent reflecting on the games gone by.
In the next issue of the magazine we will be highlighting
The Saturday league team started the season a little what we've been up to during the winter.
shakily with not too many wins or good performances. Our
fortunes did change and we finished for the third year We also have had a great year socially with many events to
running in 10th spot of the Hants League Regional Division keep all entertained off the pitch. Hog Roasts, Beach
1 North. One of the highlights was the emergence of the Party, Quiz Nights, Race nights and plenty of beer drinking
Colts who are now pushing the senior members for their plus many other events have helped the summer go by
starting places in the team. This will hopefully bear fruit with a swing. A big thank you to all the people behind the
next season and kick start another promotion-winning scenes who put a huge amount of effort into making them
campaign. run smoothly, and also to all our supporters.
The Sunday Friendly XI enjoyed their usual mixture of good As you can see, it's been another busy year both on and off
cricket and merriment and again were helped out by many the pitch, our eleventh since we re-formed. Lots of new faces
of the Colts. They managed a few victories thanks to the have joined us and those of us here since day one, have
tremendous spirit of each and everyone of the players. much more grey hair and bigger waistbands, but we still
thrive on our club motto “Ludere et Gaudere” Play to Enjoy.
On the Colts front, another successful season was had by
all under the expert guidance of our Youth development Mick Roberts
coach Paul Taylor. Teams representing Holybourne
Cricket Club’s ‘DAD’
Holybourne Cricket Club has many characters but there's one we'd like to tell you about in
this edition of the village magazine.
Phil Croucher, as a few of you may know, is our Head
Groundsman at the sports field and he's also is a man of
many other talents. When the cricket club re-formed over
10 years ago there was a very important cog missing from
the set up. We needed someone with expertise on how to
produce a wicket which we could use for our games. Phil
volunteered for this role and the club could not have got to
where it is today without his commitment and skills.
I said he had many talents as well as his groundsman's
skills. You will see him whenever there's a village work
party for any event, lending a hand. His gardening skills are
sought after by many villagers and he holds the club
bowling record of taking 8 wickets for 3 runs, a few years
back. These days, because of a nasty hand accident, most
of his time after preparing the wicket is spent watching the
game from the pavilion with a pint in his hand.
Holybourne Cricket Club continues to grow and we are
If you have ever been to any cricket events, you would of eternally grateful to lots of people for all their hard work.
heard many of the player's nicknames. We have Teffers, Phil Croucher has been with us for a long time now and we
Fluffy, Bish, Beefy plus many more, but as you can see hope that he continues for many years to come.
from the title, Phil is the club’s “Dad”. He's always there to
offer words of wisdom and encouragement to all players Mick Roberts
from the young colts to the Saturday league players.
The Holybourne Village Magazine - Xmas Issue 2006 Page 21
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Guidelines for road signing
in rural areas
We surveyed the road with HCC and produced guidelines
for road signs which we would like the county council to
use as a template across Hampshire. These guidelines
were taken up by CPRE nationally and after meeting the
RAC (Royal Automobile Association) Foundation also
decided to promote the idea.
The guidelines appeared on the front page of the Daily
Telegraph, amongst other papers, and were mentioned on
a number of BBC news bulletins and programmes during
the second week in September as a result of the RAC's
interest and backing.
We are still working with HCC to try and make our rural
roads safer for all, and we really do not think that a
The East Hampshire District Group of the CPRE multitude of signs and white lines are the answer.
(Holybourne's local group) has been concerned about
the proliferation of road signs, especially those with If you would like to see the guidelines to reduce clutter
fluorescent yellow backgrounds, on rural roads. We they are on the web at:
believe that these signs do not increase safety and that www.cpre.org.uk/resources/pub/pdfs/transport/traffic-
they damage our perception of the Hampshire management/guidelines-for-road-signing-in-rural-areas.pdf
Holybourne is a member of the East Hampshire District
We took this up with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who Group of the Campaign to Protect Rural England - CPRE,
asked us to assist in assessing the signs on the A32 hence the invitations to CPRE events held in Hampshire. If
between West Meon and Wickham. This scenic route you would like further details about CPRE in Hampshire
along the Meon valley has suffered from a number of please contact
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Alton Community Hospital ~ Inwood* Ward Alton Health Centre development
Thanks to public outrage and continuing pressure from the The Health Centre saga is no nearer any sort of satisfactory
people of Alton, and the subsequent formation of the conclusion. The Primary Care Trust (PCT) have still got the
Stakeholders and the Implementation Groups, this GP site on the open market for sale to the best bid from a
Ward has re-opened after nearly eighteen months. developer in UK or indeed Europe. Will they be acting in the
best interests of the public and what safeguards will they
This October, six of the original 24 beds came back into provide for the continuation of Heath care on that site?
use and at the beginning of November it rose to twelve. The
PCT have said that all 24 beds will be available in due Whilst the doctors have had plans to build new premises in
course and these beds will be used in the same way as due course, demolition began unexpectedly in October when
previously i.e. for early discharges from Basingstoke NHH an automatic Ford Fiesta in the car park got out of control and
and those patients who need rehabilitation or special care. went straight through the outside wall and into the Health
The same as before, only re-branded in various ways. Education room. The front of the car gained an extra radiator
(from inside the room) and there was glass everywhere. The
An interesting thought - how much money was saved by this room was full, but by very good fortune, none of the babies
closure? Would the hospital would have been completely on the floor nor their mothers were injured.
closed by the PCT but for public pressure and the very hard
work by members of the two Groups and Matron? H. Condriac
*Not the same branch of the Inwood family who lived at 99, London Road Holybourne
Massive ribbon development along
London Road, in only 45 years
New buildings, one by one, have filled nearly all the un-developed (green) space in the half a mile that used to
separate Alton and Holybourne.
Former open (green) space has become New Buildings etc.
Workhouse gardens & football pitch Health Centre & car park
Chalcrafts House Chalcrafts houses
Cricket pitch (opp. Old Eggars School) Shipley Close houses
Grounds Alton General Hospital & huts Brendon Care houses
Grange private house Hotel and car park
Alton Nomads football pitch New Eggars school
Fishers House Fields Complins; Houses with open areas.
Allotments Gaskell Close & Thornton End houses
Howards Farm 20 acre field Treloar College
Holybourne Cottage, London Rd Cranford Drive houses
May happen soon
Fields behind Chandos Lodge Up to 190 houses planned
Balloon field by Grange Hotel New road and proposed junction
Diggers field, Anstey Park New floodlit football pitch & car park agreed
Coors (Courages) Football ground 180 houses threatened if Diggers goes
Three games pitches have been built over so far; will the Coors (old Courages) sports ground be the last to go?
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Tel-Fax 01420 22331
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Notes from Neatham
What came first: the Chicken or the Duck?
An article in the last issue of the village magazine about garden. The ducks, of course, made a beeline for the river
a family in Upper Neatham Mill Lane supplying eggs to but imagine our amazement when the chicks unhesitatingly
a local school for incubation, reminded me of an event followed them into the water. Only up to their knees
which happened here at Lower Neatham Mill, some 30 however, for they quickly retreated up the bank. Whilst
years ago. We used to keep about 500 hens and 100 there was much merriment from the onlookers, three very
ducks for egg production and I had an “egg round” in confused and bewildered chicks impatiently paced up and
the village and beyond for several years. down the water's edge, repeatedly trying to get into the
water with the ducklings again.
I also supplied fertile eggs for biology classes in local
schools. One day, I received an agitated phone call from a For many months the gang of three chicks chose to remain
teacher at Eggars school. It was the last day of term and with the ducks, sharing a shed with them. Two of the three
three of the eggs which had not been opened up for turned out to be cockerels and were only interested in
dissection had hatched out. Could I please do something mating with ducks, who didn't take to the idea at all! This
about it? provoked many kitchen table discussions about the relative
roles of nature and nurture. Eventually they got round to
I duly collected the chicks but had a problem knowing what behaving like chickens and left their childhood companions
to do with them! In the end I decided to put them in with and seemed to have no long-term ill effects from their
three dozen ducklings that had hatched from my own confused upbringing! I worried, though, about what I had
incubator a few days before. The three chicks settled in done to the poor creatures. It's very easy to play at being
very well. They huddled under the heat lamp amongst the God; but very difficult to get it right!
ducklings and did not seem to mind that it was constantly
damp and soggy underfoot.
The ducks and chicks progressed together, until the day Janet Weston Neatham Mill
arrived when they were released from their pen into the
Diary: October conditions continue
'South East Water' continues the hosepipe ban which was
Finally the potatoes have been lifted and nearly all
introduced on 3rd April 2006. They also ask everyone to
the cereal crops have been drilled. This now means
play a part in helping to beat the drought by using water
the game birds can finally settle, forming their
wisely. Adopting simple water efficiency measures in the
territories for the approaching winter. The season
home and garden can help make a positive impact on the
has started with the partridge flying quite well,
region's water resources. These measures include:
hampered a little by the bright sun.
• Installing a Hippo bag, a water saving device in your
After a couple of near frosts the sloe berries are ready
toilet cistern, which can save about 1.6 litres per flush
to pick by all those sloe gin drinkers. It has been a
bumper year for the trees, as the beech, chestnut, oak • Using washing machines and dishwashers only when
and hazel are full of nuts, which in turn gives all the wild you have a full load
animals a lift. The deer love to eat the chestnut and
beech mast whilst the birds have a banquet on all • Taking showers instead of baths & putting water in a
the rest. mug when cleaning your teeth
The deer rut finished a few weeks ago and the roe • Using a bucket and sponge to wash your car
bucks are starting to put some weight on for the winter
along with the young roe does that have been herded • Applying mulch around your garden plants to lock in
up by the bucks for the last few weeks. moisture
Paul Edwards Keeper, Froyle Estate. • Using a water butt in your garden to store any rainfall -
plants prefer rainwater.
Visit www.southeastwater.co.uk and the water
efficiency section for more information.
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Philip Cowdrey AIP RP Keep up to date with
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locally, find out about past events and read about local
issues and organisations. All of them can help you find
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Mobile: 07702 192152 generously support the village community.
Just in case you are not aware of all the various ways
of gaining information, here they are:
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Monthly e-News and Coming events, emailed to all who
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Newsflash on www.holybourne.com
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The Holybourne Church Monthly Journal delivered free to
your door every month containing details of what goes on
Marianne Lavery in the village.
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Holybourne Village Magazine
Delivered free to everyone in the village three times a year
with in depth coverage of village history and current affairs
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Healing in Harmony The Seasons
Jill Sykes George Ellis broadly described the four seasons
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January in his poem ''The Twelve Months''
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Alton Organ Society
Some readers may feel that the magazine goes on a
bit about the litter problem in the village. After all
what does one more cigarette end, or one sweet
wrapper matter. Celebrity organ concerts for the 40th season
at St Lawrence Parish Church, Alton
Mark Bailey of EHDC has come up with a set of
questions which may cause a bit of hesitation before we Tuesdays at 8.00pm Admission-£8
chuck something on the pavement. or Season membership for £50
Here they are - the answers are on page 35. The Organ: 1866 Henry Speechly 57 speaking stops,
3 manuals & pedals
True or False ?
5 Dec 06 Dame Gillian Weir: International
1. Cigarette butts take 6 weeks to degrade ? Concert Organist
2. Paper takes 2-5 months to degrade ? 23 Jan 07 Thomas Trotter: International
3. Plastic bottles never degrade ? Concert Organist
4. Glass bottles take 1 million years to degrade ? 27 Feb 07 Tom Bell - Award Winner, Oundle for
Organists Summer Schools 2006
5. Plastic six-pack holder rings take 5 years to
degrade ? 27 Mar 07 David Sanger International
6. Apple cores are litter ?
In the presence of Francis Jackson in appreciation of
7. Drivers who throw litter from a car can be prosecuted ? his Opening Recital in 1966
8. 10 tons of cigarette related litter are dropped every 24 Apr 07 David Hill: St John's College, Cambridge
day in UK ?
22 May 07 Philip Scriven: Lichfield Cathedral
9. Plastic bags take 5 years to degrade ?
10. Gum takes a year to degrade ?
Phone: 01420 543628 email@example.com
These delicious biscuits were made and sent to 'down-under'
troops who were fighting in Gallipoli in 1915 during the First
3 oz oats 4 oz butter
3 oz desiccated coconut 1 tablespoon golden syrup
4 oz plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4 oz caster sugar
Melt the butter and syrup. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 2 tablespoons of boiling water, and pour onto the dry
ingredients. Place dessertspoons of the mixture onto a baking sheet. Cook for 8 -10 minutes at 350 deg F (180 C)
NB Old measure of 3oz = 75 g & 4oz = 100 g *Australia & New Zealand Army Corps
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Around Holybourne - July & Nov 2006
Births, Marriages & Deaths “Musical Houses”
Care: Peter & Kate and their children Alex (7) and Erin (5)
Marriages have moved from Rakemakers to Chillbrook, Church Lane.
Norris: Lee & Susannah Parkinson: were married in the Honnor: John & Jean, have moved from Downsview to
Church of the Holy Rood on 16th June. Vindomis Close.
Deaths Pooly: Matt & Vicky, have moved into 4 Rakemakers from
Budd: Janet of Cranford Drive, born 5th June 1948 and Gaskell Close with their cat called Oscar.
died 9th November 2006. Smith: Mo, Ryan, James and Jenny who have moved
Pead: Dot sadly died, leaving a son and daughter and from Chillbrook, Church Lane to 15 Vindomis Close.
Welcome to Close: Carole has gone back to the Isle of Wight.
Calloway: Pete & Wendy, who have moved into 3 Smithy Ellis: Paul and Denise with their children Adam and Lucy
Close. who are moving from 15 Vindomis Close to Alton.
Chubb: John & Mary, with their children Freddy (3) and Hill: Paul & Gill, who have left London Road and have
Will (2) who have moved from Gloucestershire to Mapey's, moved to Herriard.
159 London Road.
Skemp: Peter & Louise and children, who have left
Cox: Max & Kelly-Jane Newland who have moved into Mapey's, 159 London Road.
Stable Cottage Church Lane.
Symonds: Maggie has gone to Kings Somborne,
Hale: Tony & June, who have moved to Downsview. Stockbridge.
Joy: Max & Alison, with their two sons, Tom (12) and Liam
(10) to Cranford Drive.
Rawlings: Sue & Chris, who have moved into Vindomis CONTACT US
Close with their daughters Summer and Kirstin.
We apologise for any names accidentally spelt /
Scholes: David & Melanie Jane Hatch have moved back omitted in this list, but hope that you will let us know
into the village to the White Hart, after 4 years at the the relevant details for inclusion in the next issue.
Golden Pot. They come with their menagerie of 6 dogs, 3 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
cats and a terrapin.
David & Kay Tomlinson Tel: 01420 541 241
Walton: Andrew & Edna, who have moved into Vindomis The Limes 110a London Road Holybourne
Close with their daughter Olivia.
Farnham theatre is in trouble
Did you know that there is a second Redgrave theatre in The threatened planning proposal represents over
addition to the amateur one in Holybourne. It is in development. The building is now in danger of demolition
Farnham and is a lovely purpose built building that used to despite the fact that a large number of people want to
be a wonderful place to go, but it had to close due to a restore it. They need your support and they have a viable
financial squeeze. It was very popular as it had an plan for its revival and future use.
excellent rep company and was very convenient for Alton.
Please support this appeal as the campaign progresses.
The theatre still has a superb auditorium and supporting
facilities, and its destruction would represent a permanent L. Grant Ferguson
return to the cultural Dark Ages, locally! It is of National,
historic and architectural interest.
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Sing 99 : Bonhams footpath
In the last issue of the Holybourne Magazine, I read with After Nurse Martin died, the home was sold and Nurse
interest about the history of 99 London Road. My sister Wilcox moved to 121 London Road.
was born there, when it was The Inwood Maternity Home,
as were many other villagers, some of whom are still living Also in the magazine the footpath to Bonhams was
in Holybourne. mentioned. This originally began at the corner of “The
Forge” but when the BP garage was built, there was a
Later, when it became a nursing home for the elderly, as a campaign headed by Mr Edwards from the transport café
young choirboy (along with the rest of the Holybourne (now Garwoods) to stop the path being moved, and
choir, Mr Jack Small, the choirmaster and the Reverend Southern television covered the story. Despite the path
John Coutts) we would visit the home one evening just being officially moved, when the garage was built the wire
before Christmas. We sang carols by candlelight in the boundary fence was cut and some villagers still walked that
main ward and this was followed by a big tea party - way. Old habits die hard!
sandwiches, jelly, ice cream and cake - downstairs in the
dining room, prepared by Nurse Wilcox and Nurse Martin. David Andrews Howards Farm
We even had crackers!
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If you feel strongly, then write Letter from 'Save Anstey Park' Group
As we all know, on October 13, General Sir Richard Sir
Dannett, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army,
publicly denounced the stance of this Government Alton Town Council have voted to relinquish 5.3 hectares of
over the war in Iraq. open space at Diggers, Anstey Park, in order to allow a
football stadium to be built there for Alton Town FC. This will
It is totally unknown for a soldier of his rank to put not only involve the construction of fencing, buildings, and
his whole career on the block to attempt to save the coach/car park on Diggers, but also an access road and
lives of many British soldiers who have misguidedly disabled access across the park, bisecting the footpath
been sent into war. which runs between the Convent and its sports field.
I was so impressed by his action that I wrote to him There had been protests from many individuals regarding
saying that at least one man has had the courage this decision, and from groups such as the Alton Society
and integrity to stand up for this poor beleaguered and the Anstey Park Casual Users Group. The Holybourne
country whose government has lost all knowledge Village Association added their voice to the objections when
of such attributes. they voted “overwhelmingly” that such a development
should NOT go ahead (Minutes of HVA meeting held
I was amazed to receive a letter (not just an
8/8/06). Despite this local objection, Councilor Willoughby
acknowledgement) from his ADC yesterday,
voted for the development to go ahead.
thanking me for my "heartening letter" when
support from the public contributes so much to the Anstey Park Casual Users have reformed under the name
Army's morale. 'Save Anstey Park' and we will continue to fight for the
ability for all residents to enjoy the safe and serene facilities
Maybe there is hope for us yet!
that the Diggers area provide. Our group carried out surveys
June Macdonald over the summer which provided evidence that many
hundreds more people use the Diggers part of Anstey Park,
Ed. If you feel strongly about any issue why not than use Alton Town Football Club. Current uses of Diggers
send a Post Card. You also may get a reply. field includes casual kick-about, picnics, cycling, jogging,
kite-flying and dog walking. Families of all ages benefit from
the facility every day.
Loud fireworks frighten animals As more houses are built in and around Alton, the need for
open space increases. At least two alternative pieces of
Sir land have been offered to the Town Council for football use.
The Save Anstey Park Group feel strongly that these areas
May I through your letters column, write to remind
have better potential for use as football clubs than Diggers,
some people that Holybourne is still partly a rural
and they should be explored in detail..
farming community. Although the farming of livestock
is in decline at the present time, some of us keep As this magazine goes to press, it is anticipated that Coors,
animals and the continual and sometimes extremely or their agents, Atisreal will soon apply for planning
loud fireworks combined with the lighting up of the permission for a football stadium on Diggers. Once the
sky, does frighten and worry livestock, to the point of application has been submitted, it will be the last
them damaging themselves against wire fences. This opportunity to save the over-development of a well-loved
entails costly vet bills and sometimes having to put and used site. I urge readers of this magazine to write to the
the animals down. Planning Office at East Hants District Council, stating their
objections regarding the loss of public amenity.
Next year perhaps this could be remembered and
taken into account. Yours faithfully,
David Andrews Gill Jackson, Chairman
Howards Farm Save Anstey Park Group committee
The Magazine is online at Holybourne.com This group was supported by 300 people who signed our
Every month the Village Magazine is being put on our website petition during one day in August : please examine the
www.holybourne.com. It will appear in its entirety, unless details on www.saveansteypark.org.uk and contact us.
anyone requests the exclusion of any items, names or contact
details within two weeks of publication.
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Index - Holybourne Village Magazine
Volume 1 Issues 1-11 Compiled by Laura Richards
Content Issue pg Content Issue pg Content Issue pg
Abbeyfield 3 - 18 Directory,useful numbers 10 - 30 Mains water supply 4 - 12
Allotments 10 - 14 EHDC Grants 2 - 19 Mains water supply ctn 5 - 11
Alton Health Centre 10 - 21 Farm tour 11 - 10 Manor Farm 10 - 20
Alton Health Centre update 11 - 7 Five Heads Farm 9-7 Map Boundaries 10 Cover
Alton Live 2003 1 - 20 FOOTPATHS & MAP 11 - 15 -19 Map WI 1951 9 - 13
Alton Live 2004 5 - 19 Friends of the Pond 6 - 15 Masonic Lodge 4 - 17
Alton Live 2006 11 - 12 Froyle walk 10 - 7 Masons of Holybourne 7 - 28
Andrews' Endowed School 1-5 Gamekeeper 11 - 19 Milestone 5-5
Arthur Beasley 3 - 22 Geese disappear 6 - 16 Military graves 9 - 20
Beading Mad 3 - 17 Hamblin Bryan 6 - 27 Neatham Road 4 - 11
Betty and Molly 5 - 22 Hanging Baskets 4 - 16 Neatham Verderer 5 - 23
Boundary reorganisation 1 - 10 Hobbs Eddie 8 - 13 Newman David 5-6
British Military Campaigns 11 - 13 Holybourne & the Town Council 1 - 9 Newspaper boys 4-6
Brockham Hill drains 9-9 Holybourne House 7 - 19 Nursing & Maternity home 11 - 27
Calender art exhibition 11 - 27 Holybourne in the '50's 10 - 25 Oakley George 4-9
Calenders and the UK 3 - 22 Holybourne Theatre 7 - 18 Onyx Recycling 2 - 18
Care group 1-6 holybourne.com 9 - 12 Opportunity of a Lifetime 3 - 23
Chandos development 9-3 holybourne.com addresses 1 - 16 Organist Tony Willman 9 - 27
Chandos planning 10 - 5 HOPS in HOLYBOURNE 10 - 16 -19 Parents & Toddlers 11 - 31
Christmas Tree 5 - 25 Goddard Reg 8 - 21 Pavement dressing 8 - 12
Christmas Tree 6 - 10 Gregory Ivan 6 - 14 Peacock Neville 9 - 22
Church clock face appeal 8 - 18 Hosepipe ban 11 - 9 Petrol Station 3-9
Church clock winding 9-5 HVA planning report 1-7 Photo competition 5-7
Church walls 2-5 Image Print 6-7 Photos of Holybourne 8 - 23
Church walls 3-3 7/7 In memoriam 8-7 Pilgrims'/Swithun's Way 11 - 20
Church walls 4 - 18 Inhams Close 6-6 Police Alton 2 - 8-10
Cole Fred 8 - 19 Inhams letter 7 - 21 Post Office 3-6
Complins & Fishers 7 - 13 Inwood Ward closure 8 - 20 Post Office 4 - 17
Complins Trust 10 - 21 Inwood, 99 London Road 11 - 25 Post Office survival 1-7
Council Tax 1-3 Isitfair March 2004 3 - 17 Prince of Wales PH 5 - 10
Councils of Holybourne 4 - 12 Isitfair April 2004 4 - 21 Prisoners of War 2-5
CPRE 5 - 18 Isitfair August 2004 5-8 Prisoners of War 8 - 14-16
CPRE 6 - 19/22 Isitfair December 2005 6 - 21 Prisoners of War ctn 10 - 14/27
CPRE Summer 2006 11 - 21 Lawn 2 - 16 Prisoners part 2 3 - 11
CRICKET CLUB 5 - 13-16 Lawn Centenary 9 - 24 Railway arrives in 1852 4 - 16
Cuckoo's Corner 8 - 13 Lawn History 7 - 23 Road problems 2 - 21
Daffodils 4-9 Litter-pick 11 - 7 Roll of Honour carving 11
Day, John & Audrey 7 - 27 London Road 1-24 4-5 Roman Road 4
Diggers: a dog disaster 11 - 28 London Road sign 4-7 Roman rural roads 6
DIRECTORY Green Booklet 2005 issue 5 London Road sign 5-3 Rowden Diana 10
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Content Issue pg Content Issue pg Content Issue pg
Sahara Walk 6 Village design statement 9 REGULAR Items include
SCATS 2 Village Hall Appeal 2 Around Holybourne
School slate to computer 9 Village Hall fund raising 8 Church News
SCHOOLS of Holybourne 9 Village Hall history 2 Councillors
Sheep shearing 6 Village Hall renovations 1 Cricket Club
SHIFT Parish Plan 11 Village picnic 8 Editorials
Smith Cog 4 Village Picnic 2006 10 Gardening
Shop re-opens 6 Village picnic 2006 report 11 HVA reports
Speeding in Holybourne 6 Village Pre-School 2 Junior page
Speeding in Holybourne update 7 Vose Frank 9 Letters
Sportsfield Trust 5 Walking with Froyle 11 News in brief
Telephone numbers: see Directory War Memorial Debate 3 Planning
Tennis tournament 6 Water levels 11 Pond
Titchmarsh Alan 10 Website for Holybourne 3 Town Hall
Tree falls on house 6 Welsh Champion 5 Village Hall
Treloar Action Group 10 White Hart 1 Web news
Treloar fire alarms 4 Whitmarsh Peter 1
Treloar Hospital memories 1
Vandals at the Church 11
Village Care 3
Back Numbers available free from the Editor BINDERS £5.50 [see 11-29] Modern Bookbinders 01254 59371
Answers to Litter-acy
1.False - they take up to 12 years 2.True 3. True 4. True 5. False - they take 450 years 6. True 7. True 8. False - over 122
tons of cigarette related litter are dropped every day 9. False - they take 10 - 20 years 10. False - it takes up to 5 years
Design and Layout Nicky Plumb
Magazine Production Team (Freelance Graphic Designer) 83647
Printing Image Print 2001 Ltd 89253
Editors* Chris Everett 549666
Janet Cane 86282
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Proof Reading John Tomlinson
Distribution John Honnor 541723
Advertising James Bull 80990
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