Ed­i­tor’s com­ment

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00 years ago on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fi­nally fell silent to mark the end of the First World War.

De­spite be­ing over a life­time away for most, and with no liv­ing veter­ans to re­mind us of the har­row­ing im­pact the war had on our coun­try. It is still vi­tally im­por­tant to re­mem­ber the huge sac­ri­fices made by our ser­vice­men and women, with­out whom, our lives to­day would be very dif­fer­ent.

Here in Hamp­shire, ev­ery sin­gle par­ish, vil­lage, town and city lost mem­bers of their com­mu­nity. With the Navy, Air Force and Army all us­ing the county as a base, the con­tri­bu­tion from Hamp­shire to the war ef­fort

Viv Mick­le­field

This month, Viv goes be­hind the scenes at Welling­ton Rid­ing and puts to­gether the New For­est’s top ten au­tumn at­trac­tions. was on a vast scale.

From ground-break­ing mil­i­tary hos­pi­tals, to in­ge­nious in­ven­tions and sheer man power from the nu­mer­ous bar­racks based around the county, our land­marks still tell the story of the im­pact of WW1.

I never fail to be hum­bled by ac­counts of World War One, its unique im­pact is en­twined it seems in ev­ery his­tor­i­cal as­pect of our county. Wher­ever you are in Hamp­shire, a link will be found back to the men and women that gave their sup­port and their lives to se­cure the fu­ture of our coun­try.

We would like to ded­i­cate this is­sue, not just to those who served in the First World War, but to all those read­ers who have been

Leigh Clapp

The ar­rival of win­ter doesn’t mean you can’t still en­joy your gar­den. Leigh talks to Hamp­shire ex­perts brim­ming with in­spi­ra­tional ideas. af­fected by con­flict. Our county con­tin­ues to play an enor­mous role within the mil­i­tary, and we urge every­one to take this month’s si­lence on Ar­mistice Day to truly re­spect and re­mem­ber the dili­gence taken by our armed forces to en­sure the safety of our coun­try as a whole.

We are eter­nally in your debt, thank you for your coura­geous­ness and brav­ery. Lest we for­get!

San­dra Smith

Nur­tur­ing young, lo­cal ta­lent is high on the agenda for San­dra when she meets up and com­ing artist and fem­i­nist, Elle Guest.

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