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Roundabout Ringwood October 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.