Update: 3rd Feb 2018
Due to our good reputation over nearly 5 years, Chandler’s Ford Today community website receives a lot of emails from readers each week (such as missing cats and where to find a butcher).
Today we decide to start an Advice Column on Chandler’s Ford Today. There must be some Agony aunts and Agony uncles out there (i.e. YOU). [Read more…] about Ask Chandler’s Ford Today: We’re Relocating to Chandler’s Ford…
Officers investigating the theft of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a Chandler’s Ford home have released an e-fit image.
Gold jewellery worth around £15,000 was reported stolen from a house in Castle Lane on Sunday, 10 September 2017. [Read more…] about E-fit Image Released after Thousands of Pounds Worth of Jewellery Stolen in Chandler’s Ford
Hampshire Constabulary have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Chandler’s Ford on Friday 23 June, 2017.
Entry was forced at the rear of a property in Shaftesbury Avenue between 8.30am and 4pm. Cash, jewellery, a camera and a tablet were taken.
AGINCOURT MEDIEVAL WEEKEND: JULY 15TH AND 16TH 2017
Why am I interested in history? I suppose it is because I love stories of all kinds and history in many ways is the ultimate tale.
When all is said and done, history reveals, only too clearly at times, who we are, where we came from, what horrible mistakes we’ve made in the past (and sometimes what things we did right!). [Read more…] about Medieval Weekend – 15th and 16th July 2017
(Editor’s note: The Witness Appeal is issued by Hampshire Constabulary. However Chandler’s Ford Today believes the Hampshire Constabulary possibly meant ‘Hursley Road in Chandler’s Ford’, not ‘Hursley Road in Hursley’. Please read on despite this confusion.)
Officers are appealing for information following a burglary on Hursley Road.
The incident happened at around 5.35pm on Saturday, 10 June when the elderly residents were upstairs watching TV at their home on Hurlsey Road. [Read more…] about Hampshire Constabulary: Witness Appeal: Burglary on Hursley Road
Last night many of you in many parts of Chandler’s Ford heard a police helicopter circling round for quite some time.
I think the answer is in this tweet, by National Police Air Service (NPAS).
“Assist with search for a vulnerable missing person.” [Read more…] about Answer: Why the Helicopter Circling Round in Chandler’s Ford Last Night
A cyber launch is basically a Facebook online party celebrating the publication of your book and promoting it. There are usually quizzes with prizes, giveaways, special offers and so on. The only requirement is to be logged on to Facebook at the time of the event. [Read more…] about What is a Cyber Launch? by Allison Symes
Once in a while, I get some strange questions from readers. (Yes, I love your questions.)
Today I’m sharing three of these questions here, and hope some of you could help.
About former Red Lodge nurseries
We have released an efit image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure in Chandler’s Ford on Thursday, February 23.
[Read more…] about Hampshire Constabulary: Efit Released after Indecent Exposure in Chandler’s Ford
In October 2015, I wrote this article 1 hour? 3 hours? Parking Rules at Co-operative Food and Fryern Arcade in Chandler’s Ford.
Today I’m going to talk about parking in Hiltingbury.
We visited the bakery in Hiltingbury on Hiltingbury Road two days ago and saw these signs: [Read more…] about Parking in Hiltingbury
Because of my passion for history I’m a sucker for old books and some years ago I was delighted to find ‘Highways & Byways in Hampshire’ by D. H. Moutray Read, first published in 1908. My copy, soft brown leather with a gold embossed title, is an updated version published in 1923. [Read more…] about Old Chandler’s Ford and Victorian Dentistry
This is a free service to residents of Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding areas.
Do you know anyone who needs help getting their library books/audio books?
The Home Library Service is for people who find it difficult to get to their nearest library due to ill health, disability or caring responsibilities. [Read more…] about Hampshire Home Library Service
As you know by now, I love train travel but I’m pleased to say I am easily outdone (in terms of distance and time taken to complete the journey) by two local authors who are bringing out a new book shortly.
The furthest I’ve been in a day from Chandler’s Ford Station is York (to date anyway!) but the new book, written by Martin Kyrle and Michael Roberts, is called Jottings from the Trans-Siberian Railway. Now there is considerable commitment to long distance train travel! [Read more…] about Book Launch News: Martin Kyrle and Michael Roberts
I am really pleased to bring news of two events happening at Chandler’s Ford Library this month. I’m pleased because the events themselves sound fun. I loved the recent link up between Chandler’s Ford Library and Merdon School for the Story Shuffle Project and the following two events are also excellent ideas.
I hope all who can go to these events have a wonderful time at them. [Read more…] about Books of 2016; Ebook Surgeries at Chandler’s Ford Library
This is Part 2 of my interview with Barbara Large, MBE, founder of the Winchester Writing Conference as it was known. Now known as the Winchester Writers’ Festival, it is recognised as one of the major writing events of the year.
Despite stepping down from running the conference in 2013, Barbara is as busy as ever running workshops, leading tours around the CPI production plant at Chippenham for those interested in self-publishing and having her own creative writing consultancy – Creative Words Matter. [Read more…] about The Writing Life – Barbara Large, Part 2
I regularly attend the Winchester Writers’ Festival, which was originally the Winchester Writing Conference started by Barbara Large, MBE.
I am glad to say I will be interviewing Barbara soon. Her help and encouragement to so many writers over the years, including me, has been phenomenal and much appreciated. [Read more…] about What Makes a Good Writing Conference?
One place that is always a joy to visit is beautiful Bath, which is an UNESCO Heritage site.
The trip from our station gets you to Romsey in just over 5 minutes and from there the Romsey to Bath journey takes about an hour and twenty minutes. [Read more…] about Away Days: Bath by Allison Symes
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Chandler’s Ford.
The incident took place at some time between 11am and 11.20am on Monday, 19th September 2016.
Two offenders arrived at the address on Lakewood road, on a motorcycle. [Read more…] about Appealing for Information: Burglary on Lakewood Road Chandler’s Ford
In the week when the centenary of that marvellous writer, Roald Dahl, is celebrated, I thought about whether the tools a writer uses matter.
Dahl (and the brilliant Wodehouse) had their faithful typewriters, Shakespeare swore by his current quill (and probably at it when the nib broke, how many did he get through?!) and of course story telling originates from the oral tradition. [Read more…] about Writing Tools: Why I use Scrivener Writing Software