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Roundabout Verwood & Three Legged Cross October 2019

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Dear readers,

As Halloween inevitably comes around at the end of October this issue has a rather scary themed content but not always the Halloween type of scary!

For instance, the cover pic which was taken when our local sparrowhawk was dismembering his latest victim has been cleverly photoshopped by our graphics expert for readers of a nervous disposition by removing the victim’s rather unpleasant entrails which partially remained! Yeugh!

A potted History of Witches can be found on Page 6 with a Ghostly quiz on page 12 but our Special Feature on page 24 reminds us that The Beatles Abbey Road album has just celebrated its 50th birthday – which also begs the question – where has the time gone? Now that to me is very scary!

Technology is still scary to many of us but even scarier is the thought of accidental damage to our smartphones so the Tech article on page 40 has details of various products that can protect your phone from ‘bumps in the night’!

Our motoring article on page 14 asks if a Hybrid car is right for us? Hybrids may eventually lead us onto the inevitable scary range anxiety from fully electric cars in the future – not for me yet I’m afraid!

Finally if you are faced with a really scary household project like sweeping the chimney or cleaning a carpet etc, then look in our Local Business Directory on page 46 to banish all those fears with one simple phone call!

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Roundabout East Dorset Villages October 2019

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Dear readers,

Despite this being Halloween season I do hope that none of you have a Thomas Cook horror story to tell after last month’s collapse.

Ironically we ran an article on package holidays in our last issue when Mr Thomas Cook ran his first railway excursion in 1841 which cost £1. One report in February this year valued the company at £3.2 billion!

Following on with the Halloween theme we have the History of Witches on page 6 and a ghostly quiz on page 10!

Technology is still scary to many of us but even scarier is the thought of accidental damage to our smartphones so the Tech article on page 31 has details of various products that can protect your phone from ‘bumps in the night’!

Page 26 features one of the scariest lifestyle changes that the majority of us will have to make at some stage – retirement! And what to do with it! Lots of ideas for sociable hobbies, indoor hobbies and of course outdoor hobbies.

It’s also suggested that you do this well before you retire so you have a plan in place or a hobby already up and running. My husband seems to think mountain biking is the perfect hobby for us! We shall see!

Finally if you are faced with a really scary household project like sweeping the chimney or cleaning a carpet etc, then look in our Local Business Directory on page 34 to banish all those fears with one simple phone call!

Roundabout Ringwood October 2019

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Dear readers

Was it really 7 years ago in November 2012 that the Avon burst its banks flooding much of the Avon Valley? Our cover photo was taken at sunset in the flooded Jubilee Gardens – although you would never guess – apart from the bench seat!

Going back a bit further I also can’t believe that The Beatles album Abbey Road recently celebrated its fiftieth birthday in September! I can remember its release like it was only ‘Yesterday!’ and I was quite a bit younger! No doubt I’ll still be playing it ‘When I’m sixty four!’ See page 24 for a Special Feature with lots of facts about some of the most well known tracks.

And going back even further – over a hundred years in fact, our fascinating historical stroll through the history of Ringwood’s High Street written by the knowledgeable Mary Baldwin features what is currently William & Guy, Fox in the Forest and Goadsby – find it on page 6.

Like many High St. shops, originally built as two dwellings which eventually became shops and may well return to dwellings again in the future. Check out our website to see all our other previous Now and Then articles.

Naturally there are a few Halloween themed articles in this issue plus all the usual articles and information pages like our ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 46, What’s On Locally pages 26 & 28, Clubs & Societies pages 20 & 21 and lots of useful local phone numbers.