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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Milford Art Group celebrates 46 years

Milford Art Group was formed in 1973 for local artists to get together and share their knowledge and expertise. The Group has been going now for 46 years and continues to have their annual exhibition in Milford Church Hall at the end of July. 

This year the Exhibition starts on Saturday 27th July at 10am until 10th August and is open daily from 10am to 5.30 pm except on Sundays when it opens at 11am. The Exhibition closes at 4pm on Saturday 10th August 2019. 

Their charity, again this year, is the Explorer Scouts who help us with the clearing of the hall for the Exhibition and again at the end of the Exhibition. Donations given for refreshments go to the Scouts too. Entry to the Exhibition and parking is free. 

The Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in Milford Church Hall, Church Hill, Milford on Sea, at 2.15pm where the members enjoy various demonstrations given by well known Artists. The demonstrations cover all painting media, Watercolour, Acrylics, Pastel and Oil. They have a large screen television and video camera which can zoom in to the demonstrator’s work, giving the audience a better appreciation of the demonstration. A microphone is also used so that everyone can enjoy the occasion. Visitors are all very welcome for a small fee.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Memories of Cornwallis Remembered Events

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Hundreds of villagers and invited dignitaries enjoyed the Cornwallis Remembered celebrations on the village green and in surrounding locations on Friday 5th July.

Many of the events have been recorded in pictures by Paul French of Southpoint Films and you can experience or re-live the event by Clicking Here to see Full Album


Christopher Beeton (Senior village resident)
& Post Chaise
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A video of the Church service is to follow.

All  published images taken by: Paul French of Southpoint Films 
paul@southpointfilms.com - www.southpointfilms.com - 0800 009 6982

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Illustration by Shaun Stevens
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Illustration by
Shaun Stevens
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The Admirals’ Trail  
As a lasting resource, a heritage trail from Hurst Castle through Milford and surrounding towns and villages on to Bucklers Hard and Calshot Castle.

Copies of the free leaflet are available from Milford on Sea newsagents, Hurst castel shop or the Parish Council office.



Illustration by Shaun Stevens
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Illustration by Shaun Stevens
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Background Information 

Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society and The 1805 Club (which was founded in 1990 to preserve and care for the memorials and graves of those associated with the sailing navy of the Georgian era) are holding a number of important events in July 2019 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Admiral Cornwallis (who had lived at Newlands Manor, Milford on Sea). 

A Brief Background: The 5th July 2019 marks the bi-centenary of the death of Admiral the Hon Sir William Cornwallis, one of England’s most renowned admirals. He settled in Milford in 1800 shortly before being appointed Commander in Chief of the Channel Fleet in 1801 and from 1803-1806. It was during this period that Napoleon planned, and came close to executing, an invasion of England. Cornwallis displayed courage, perseverance, determination and leadership through his blockade of the French fleet at Brest and other ports which frustrated Napoleon’s plans to invade England. This action, in the face of major logistical and strategic difficulties and through two winters of unusually severe weather even for the seas off the coasts of Brittany, secured his reputation as one of the greatest admirals of the Royal Navy, respected by his fellow officers, loved by his men, and revered by Nelson. The achievement of preventing a major invasion stands alongside the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the Battle of Britain in 1940 in the annals of this country. 

Admiral Cornwallis etching
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Admiral Cornwallis, Captain Whitby & Nelson: Admiral Cornwallis acquired the Newlands estate in Milford by lease in 1800 and later purchased the property. He was a close friend of Lord Nelson, a life-long bachelor and formed a great friendship with John Whitby who was his Flag Captain and whom he regarded as a son. After the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson, it was naval Captain Whitby who broke the news to Nelson’s mistress, Lady Hamilton. 

Cornwallis’ Grave and The Three Admirals: In recent years the location of Cornwallis’ grave in the churchyard of All Saints, Milford has been unknown. Cornwallis asked to be buried in an unmarked grave next to his good friend Captain John Whitby. This request was adhered to by Mrs Whitby, but her daughter, Mrs Theresa West, erected a very fine monument in the church, the old gravestone was abandoned, and all memory of it was lost. 

Admiral Cornwallis etching
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In 2014 Cornwallis’ grave was discovered but was in poor repair. The Whitby/Cornwallis ledger was conserved to prevent any further deterioration. It was decided to renovate the ledger together with the memorial in the church to a second naval officer who served with distinction in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Rear Admiral John Peyton has been restored. A third senior naval officer and friend of Cornwallis, Admiral Robert Man, is also buried at All Saints, Milford. 



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The Cornwallis Remembered celebrations chairman was 
Christopher Hobby and event organised by: 



For further information please contact: David Long at: david@milfordonsea.org

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Discover the The Arts Society in MoS

The Arts Society Milford on Sea hold lively, unmissable monthly lectures by internationally recognised experts.

Be transported away from the chaos of everyday life – to the beauty of fine paintings; the glory of architecture; the unique engineering and craftsmanship of motor cars or the genius of composers.

The 40 minute lectures, given by world class professionals, embrace every Art Form and the life stories behind the most gifted men and women who inspired them.

Your first visit to one of the very special Lectures is FREE and thereafter £6. It is quite likely that you will then want to join this group of lovely like-minded people for only £46 a year.

Members’ guests and visitors are most welcome. A nominal donation would be appreciated.

New members are assured of a warm welcome and new friendships. 

For more information about joining, call Adrian (Chairman) on 01590 645421.


The Arts Society Milford on Sea


2019 Programme below:

Location:
All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, Hampshire SO41 0SQ

Start time:
10.40am with coffee from 10am

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Milford on Sea will soon have its very own minibus!

The Milford On Sea Charitable Trust is aiming to introduce a community minibus in the near future for the benefit of residents of Milford and the surrounding area including Everton, Keyhaven, Downton and Lymore. 

Many local organisations are signing up to using the bus. But the trust need everyone’s help, young and old, to plan what the minibus is used for - and the team will need help to get the project up and running and to support its operation.

Come to the Community Centre at 10 o’clock on Saturday July 20th to find out all about it - and enjoy the free morning coffee!

If you can’t come to the meeting but would like to get involved or find out more about the project please contact the Project Coordinator: Ivan Chandler on ivan@ivanchandler.com

Milford on Sea Charitable Trust is a registered charity.

Monday, 8 July 2019

The Red Lion becomes The Lazy Lion

The Red Lion in Milford on Sea High Street has undergone a major face lift and been renamed as The Lazy Lion.

The original Red Lion
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New landlord Ian Robertson, comes with a successful pedigree having breathed new life into the Monkey House at Lymington.

The Lazy Lion will offer home cooked traditional pub meals and seasonal specials.

They also offer accommodation with three bedrooms and there are plans to soon add an outside decking area.

The Advertiser and Times provides more information following an interview with Ian, which you can read by clicking here.

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The Red Lion
32 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
01590 641111
www.thelazylion.co.uk
www.facebook.com/lazylionmilford


Happy birthday to The Bay Trees

As they look forward to another summer season commencing, Mark and Sarah Clayson are celebrating eight years owning and running the Bay Trees B&B, one of the best place to stay in Milford on Sea village.

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The Bay Trees is a beautifully restored 17th Century Grade II Listed house and has formerly been a Poor House, a Bank, a Drapers Shop, a Tea Shop and a Restaurant. It is now an award-winning 5* luxury B&B.

Sarah says “It does not seem possible that we have been offering hospitality to Milford’s visitors for eight years. We have had a really enjoyable time and met many interesting people.”

Mark and Sarah are looking forward to welcoming guests and taking more bookings this summer from anyone wishing to come for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

An interesting feature on their website is 'The history of The Bay Trees', which you can read by clicking here.

To find out more about The Bay Trees and see pictures of the rooms and gardens please visit their website: www.baytreebedandbreakfast.co.uk


The Bay Trees
8 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
01590 642186
mark.clayson@btinternet.com

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Objections to development of The White House car park

It has been reported that Bayview Developments want to build homes in what was the car park of The White Horse in Milford on Sea.

Objections have been made by The Parish Council and residents of Glebe Close, where the access road is proposed.

Chris Yandle of The Daily Echo tell more, click here to read his article.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Cornwallis Remembered Celebrations: This Friday!

Come and join the Cornwallis Remembered Celebrations this Friday afternoon on the village green.

Village Green Celebration & Post-Chaise: The two horse post-chaise will journey from All Saints' Church to the village green on Friday 5th July 2019 around 3pm until 5pm where there will be a variety of themed entertainment, live music, Royal Navy and Trafalgar Way stands and refreshments provided by local village groups including the Primary School and Royal Navy Catering.

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Background Information 

Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society and The 1805 Club (which was founded in 1990 to preserve and care for the memorials and graves of those associated with the sailing navy of the Georgian era) are holding a number of important events in July 2019 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Admiral Cornwallis (who had lived at Newlands Manor, Milford on Sea). 

A Brief Background: The 5th July 2019 marks the bi-centenary of the death of Admiral the Hon Sir William Cornwallis, one of England’s most renowned admirals. He settled in Milford in 1800 shortly before being appointed Commander in Chief of the Channel Fleet in 1801 and from 1803-1806. It was during this period that Napoleon planned, and came close to executing, an invasion of England. Cornwallis displayed courage, perseverance, determination and leadership through his blockade of the French fleet at Brest and other ports which frustrated Napoleon’s plans to invade England. This action, in the face of major logistical and strategic difficulties and through two winters of unusually severe weather even for the seas off the coasts of Brittany, secured his reputation as one of the greatest admirals of the Royal Navy, respected by his fellow officers, loved by his men, and revered by Nelson. The achievement of preventing a major invasion stands alongside the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 and the Battle of Britain in 1940 in the annals of this country. 

Admiral Cornwallis etching
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Admiral Cornwallis, Captain Whitby & Nelson: Admiral Cornwallis acquired the Newlands estate in Milford by lease in 1800 and later purchased the property. He was a close friend of Lord Nelson, a life-long bachelor and formed a great friendship with John Whitby who was his Flag Captain and whom he regarded as a son. After the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson, it was naval Captain Whitby who broke the news to Nelson’s mistress, Lady Hamilton. 

Cornwallis’ Grave and The Three Admirals: In recent years the location of Cornwallis’ grave in the churchyard of All Saints, Milford has been unknown. Cornwallis asked to be buried in an unmarked grave next to his good friend Captain John Whitby. This request was adhered to by Mrs Whitby, but her daughter, Mrs Theresa West, erected a very fine monument in the church, the old gravestone was abandoned, and all memory of it was lost. 

Admiral Cornwallis etching
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In 2014 Cornwallis’ grave was discovered but was in poor repair. The Whitby/Cornwallis ledger was conserved to prevent any further deterioration. It was decided to renovate the ledger together with the memorial in the church to a second naval officer who served with distinction in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Rear Admiral John Peyton has been restored. A third senior naval officer and friend of Cornwallis, Admiral Robert Man, is also buried at All Saints, Milford. 


Commemorative Events: July 2019

A series of events have been planned by Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society and The 1805 Club with the active support of the New Forest National Park Authority and St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery. Support has also been received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Hampshire Archive Trust, the Hampshire Field Club, local authorities and other local history societies. 

Church Service, Memorial & Stained-Glass Window: A church service will be held on Friday 5th July 2019 conducted by the Bishop of Basingstoke, and senior representatives from Hampshire, the Royal Navy and naval historical research will be attending. The Cornwallis grave and memorial will be rededicated and a new stained-glass window commemorating all three admirals will be blessed. 

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News of Trafalgar by Post-Chaise: The two horse post-chaise with riders in full costume will visit the village school and then proceed to the church service which will be followed by a recreation of the arrival of the news of Nelson’s death and victory at Trafalgar by post-chaise. 

Village Green Celebration & Post-Chaise: The two horse post-chaise will then move to the village green on Friday 5th July 2019 around 3pm until 5pm where there will be a variety of themed entertainment, live music, Royal Navy and Trafalgar Way stands and refreshments provided by local village groups including the Primary School and Royal Navy Catering. 

Commemorative Dinner: A Commemorative Dinner will be held on Saturday 6th July 2019 in the Cornwallis Suite of South Lawn Hotel, Milford (once the property of Admiral Cornwallis) with a leading naval historian as the guest speaker. 

Command of the Seas! Exhibition: A twelve-week exhibition entitled, “Command of the Seas! The Navy and the New Forest against Napoleon”, will run at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington from the 8th June until the end of August. Also, Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society has published a commemorative Bicentenary Edition of its Occasional Magazine with articles on Cornwallis, Man and Peyton.

Royal Navy Vessel in Lymington Port: A Royal Navy training boat of the P2000 Archer Class will be in Lymington port on the 5th July. (Subject to operational duties)  

Illustration by Shaun Stevens
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Illustration by
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The Admirals’ Trail & 
School Workshops: Further outreach activities for the community include, as a lasting resource, a heritage trail from Hurst Castle through Milford and surrounding towns and villages on to Bucklers Hard and Calshot Castle. This is being prepared in conjunction with other parishes and local history societies. In addition, The 1805 Club will be running its Wooden World educational workshops at Milford-on-Sea Primary School in July. 

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Enjoy the celebrations! 



For further information please contact: David Long at: david@milfordonsea.org

Monday, 1 July 2019

Get Involved with Valuable Village Services

Can you spare some drive time for Milford Community Care Group?

This valuable local service run by village volunteers are looking for drivers to take local people to their medical appointments. A few hours would be greatly appreciated. 

Please call 01590 642177 if you can help.

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The Milford on Sea Minibus Project
Open Meeting
organised by The Milford on sea Charitable Trust

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Cornwallis Remembered: Visit of Royal Navy Patrol Ship to Lymington

Lymington port will be playing host to the Royal Navy on 5th July when Royal Navy Patrol ship, HMS Trumpeter, visits. The visit co-incides with a series of events and activities planned by local organisations as part of a Cornwallis Remembered commemoration.
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HMS Trumpeter is a P2000 Archer Class patrol ship. These small vessels are ideally crafted to navigate the shallow waters of ports like Lymington. They are used in various roles including maritime protection, but HMS Trumpeter is one of fourteen which are attached to universities around the United Kingdom to train Royal Navy officers of the future.

Whilst in port, her commanding officer, Lieutenant David Vail RN, will be attending a service at All Saints Church, Milford-on-Sea commemorating three admirals buried at Milford who made significant contributions to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte over two hundred years ago. The service will be held on 5th July, the bi-centenary of the death of the most famous of these, Admiral Sir William Cornwallis, and will include the unveiling of a new stained-glass window dedicated to all three admirals.

Barry Jolly, a Trustee of Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society which has led the programme, comments, “We are delighted to have had the enthusiastic support of the Royal Navy along with so many other organisations during the three years of planning that has gone into the Cornwallis Remembered programme. We have engaged in important research which has been published in national journals and underpins both the exhibition - Command of the Seas: The Navy and the New Forest Against Napoleon – running through the summer at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery and a new admirals heritage trail from Milford across to Bucklers Hard.”

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Cornwallis Remembered Weekend: 

Friday 5th July 2019: includes a family friendly celebration on Milford on Sea village green and much more. Keep the date free!







Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Courtyard Garden opens at Ray's Italian

The new courtyard garden is opening at Ray’s Italian Kitchen this Friday (28th June) for pizzas and small plates. No pre-booking required, so every reason to give it a go!

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To book a table in the restaurant please call 01590 645300
or email: info@raysitaliankitchen.co.uk

Ray’s Italian Kitchen
11 High Street 
Milford on Sea 
SO41 0QF



Cornwallis Remembered: The Admiral's Heritage Trail

As part of the Cornwallis Remembered celebrations and to create an ongoing legacy, The Admiral's Heritage Trail has been launched.

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The trail takes you through a map to visit many local interesting places of historical importance to the Georgian Navy.

Copies of The Admiral's Heritage Trail are free and available from the newsagent shops in Milford on Sea as well as the Parish Council offices.

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Cornwallis Remembered Weekend: 

Friday 5th July 2019: includes a family friendly celebration on Milford on Sea village green and much more. Keep the date free!




Discover Wynford - The Eco-Friendly House

Local residents, Chris & Sue Sanders of Wynford, Barnes Lane, Milford on Sea are opening the doors of their eco-friendly and ultra modern house as part of the Big Green Weekend on 29th to 30th June 2019.

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Wynford is a four bedroom, three storey detached house built in 2011, constructed of ICF (insulating concrete formwork), with further insulation that makes this property very thermally efficient. EPC rating is A 93. A 4000L tank captures rainwater which is used to flush toilets and supply the washing machine. Solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, a woodburning stove and air source heat pump provide space heating, hot water and electricity. To maintain the high thermal efficiency and air tightness of the building a whole house ventilation system is used to provide fresh air. 

The “Big Green Weekend” Event, which is being run by the New Forest National Park Authority, aims to reduce carbon emissions in the area. People can visit a number of customised properties throughout the Big Green Weekend.

There will be a chance to find out about a range of energy saving measures, including solar panels, efficient lighting, wood burning stoves and rainwater harvesting.

Entry to all the houses is free and no booking is required, with home-owners on hand to answer any questions on the pros and cons of their property’s environmentally friendly features.

Milford participants, Sue and Chris will be happy to talk about their experience with energy conservation measures including Air Sourced Heat Pump, solar thermal panels, photo-voltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient design.

To see a map of all the properties and find out opening times and the details of each one, please click here.

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Bowls Club Needles Trophy Pairs Winners

Milford on Sea Bowls Club annual Needles Trophy club competition was played on Friday. With 20 teams of players taking part in a great day of competitive bowls.

John Kitcher, Ann Noris, (winners)
with Martin Scott. 
The long day ending with an exciting final played between the teams of John Kitcher & Ann Norris and David & Sheila Hall.

John & Ann were the eventual winners after a closely fought match and were presented with The Needles Trophy by Martin Scott of Hayward Fox who kindly sponsor this event.

Sheila and David Hall (runnersup)with Martin Scott.



Milford Festival Update

The Milford Festival starts at 4pm on the village green on Thursday 11th July and runs until Sunday 14th July. As well as enjoying the music, why now come down and take advantage of the great food stalls and bar. 

Help still need: 
The festival team are still in need of lots more volunteers to help with the festival, especially on the Saturday which is the busiest day.

If you're 16+ and think that you may be able to help with any aspect of the festival this year, then please get in touch at info@milfordfestival.com or just sign up directly by clicking here

Programmes
Festival programmes are on sale in various Milford Shops and contains a full rundown of bands, acts and their stage times.

The programmes are £3 which is a major contribution to help to fund this free event, so please buy one. 



Raffle
The raffle has some really great prizes too including weekend breaks in Plover Cottage and New Forest Escapes, dinners at most restaurants in the village, and spa treatments plus much more.They will be available to buy on the green during the festival. 

We look forward to seeing you down in the village this July. 

Milford Festival

Cornwallis Remembered: HMS Pickle coming to Lymington

HMS Pickle intends to be arriving in Lymington Harbour on the afternoon of Thursday 4th June, and it will remain in dock on the 5th and 6th July.

The story of HMS Pickle “shifts the focus of naval warfare in the age of Nelson from great fleets, frigate actions and outsize heroes to the essence of sea power, the quiet connections that linked admirals to the Admiralty, fleets to bases, and defeated the greatest of Napoleon’s schemes without firing a shot.” Andrew Lambert.

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In 1803 Pickle was attached to the fleet of ten sail of the line and some frigates under Admiral William Cornwallis, Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet, which sailed from Plymouth with orders to cruise off Ushant and watch the French fleet in Brest Harbour.

Pickle had three main roles: communications - carrying despatches between Cornwallis and the Admiralty; work with the Channel Fleet’s Inshore Squadron both close observation of the enemy and interception of the enemy’s coastal craft; and finally rescue – coming to the aid of damaged and stricken ships in Cornwallis’ fleet such as the Atalante and the Magnificent. 

Admiral Sir William Cornwallis was Milford’s most distinguished resident and his outstanding achievements are being commemorated on 5th July in Milford-on-Sea in a programme of events called Cornwallis Remembered. There will be a commemorative service at All Saints Church followed by refreshments and entertainment on the village green where it will be possible to enjoy a recreation of the arrival of news of the victory at Trafalgar with a two-horse post chaise. Incidentally, that news was first carried from Trafalgar by HMS Pickle.

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Cornwallis Remembered Weekend: 

Friday 5th July 2019: includes a family friendly celebration on Milford on Sea village green and much more. Keep the date free!











Thursday, 20 June 2019

New Head Chef & Courtyard Garden at Ray's Italian

Milford on Sea restaurant, Ray’s Italian Kitchen is expanding after less than seven months of opening, with the appointment of Head Chef, Thomas Boyce and the re-modelling of its courtyard garden. 

Thomas has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with past roles that include The Waldorf Hotel, London and the Master’s Builders Hotel, Beaulieu. 

Thomas is working alongside owner, Stacey Crouch and chef, Ryan Light and comes at a time when Stacey is launching the opening of the restaurant’s courtyard garden on Friday 28th June, after its refurbishment, serving small plates and pizza. 

Stacey said: “Thomas joins us at a very exciting time, as we open our sunny courtyard garden, creating an informal space that will increase our covers by 30. 

“His appointment also gives us the opportunity to add to our already popular menu, with new dishes such as Ravioli Al Pollo and Pancetta, Pizza Fiorentina and Fritto Misto.” 


Thomas added: “It’s wonderful to join a small team who are so passionate about the food they serve and to be part of an exciting local business, who are definitely marking their mark on the local food scene.” 

The restaurant which is named in memory of Stacey’s father opened in December 2018 and showcases the best in local produce, creating food with great flavour, alongside a selection of fine wines. 

Ray’s Italian Kitchen is open every Tuesday to Saturday with lunchtime and evening service.

Advanced bookings are recommended for the restaurant (bookings are not needed for the courtyard garden) and can be made by calling:
01590 645300 or email info@raysitaliankitchen.co.uk