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Roundabout East Dorset Villages August 2019

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Dear readers,

What unpredictable weather we are having for summer this year! We have just had 2 cold, grey, wet days announcing the start of the school holidays but now we are expecting highs of 29deg in a couple of days which will feel like 33deg apparently! Although this time tomorrow it will be completely different again no doubt!

It could be a lot worse of course as we found in June this year! We just happened to be having a week’s cycling in Northumberland with friends and ended up at Chillingham which turned out to probably the wettest place in the UK that week!

I hope your summer holiday isn’t as wet as ours was, but if you do get caught out then we have a selection of summer reads on page 31 plus tips on how to stay online whilst you are away on page 20.

Page 6 tells us about the beginnings of the package holidays – one of the 1st in the UK in 1841 was organised by a certain Mr Thomas Cook unsurprisingly!

Alternatively if you are having a staycation instead of a package this year then have a look at our What’s On pages 22 and 24 or our website for lots of local events to amuse the children and other halves.

If you would like more members in your club or society, and/or would like us to publish your news, articles or future events, then simply e-mail the details to: info@roundaboutmags.co.uk.

Finally our ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 34 might be the answer to getting one of those house or garden projects done whilst you are away which you never quite got round to!

 

Roundabout Ringwood August 2019

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

 

This issue features quite a bit of history starting with our regular Now and Then article about 33 High Street better known as WHSmith on page 6. As well as being a stationer and bookseller for well over 100 years it is reputed to be one of the smallest Smiths in the UK!

Going back even further to 1849 on page 18 Ringwood CE Infants School celebrated 170 years recently.

And so as to not be left out it seems, Ringwood School is also celebrating its 60th birthday with a Family Festival on September 15th. Details on page 8 where we have an aerial photo of the original school taken a year after it was opened in 1960 and is almost unrecognisable to the current school!

Ringwood Carnival which signifies the end of the summer and is one of, if not the community highlight of the year has been running since 1928 and is on 21st September this year.

I would definitely recommend that you watch both 2pm and 7.15pm processions if you can, as the afternoon procession is always made up from many local children’s schools, clubs and groups and is always lots of fun and generally quite different from the evening one. A definite bonus!

Don’t forget to check out our What’s On pages 26 & 28 for lots of other local events and festivals to keep the family amused over the summer holiday.

Finally our ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 46 might be the answer to doing one of those house or garden projects which we all never quite get round to!

Roundabout Verwood & Three Legged Cross August 2019

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Dear readers,

Sadly our last issue saw the end of the Past and Present series of articles featuring many old photos and extracts from Jill Coulthard’s excellent book “Verwood Village to Town”.

This marvellous publication which is a mine of information about Verwood places and Verwood people is still available from the Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre.

Amazingly Past & Present articles have been featured in every issue of Roundabout Verwood since we started publishing the magazine 15 years ago. Fortunately all the old articles can still be found at www.roundaboutmags.co.uk under the heading articles/news. We hope you found them all as fascinating as I have and of course our thanks goes to Jill for supplying a copy of the original pics – usually at very short notice!

Nevertheless we will still be including historical articles in your magazine for all you history buffs but they will be of rather more general subjects. This issue’s on page 6 tells us about the beginnings of the package holidays – one of the 1st in the UK in 1841 was organised by a certain Mr Thomas Cook unsurprisingly!

Alternatively if you are having a staycation instead of a package this year then have a look at our What’s On pages 26 and 28 or our website for lots of local events to amuse the children and other halves.

If you would like more members in your club or society, and/or would like us to publish your news, articles or future events, then simply e-mail the details to: info@roundaboutmags.co.uk