2018 Obituary: Margaret Joan Harris

HARRIS Margaret Joan Passed away peacefully at Pine Martin Grange Care Home on 9th July 2018 aged 99 years. Margaret is survived by her 3 Children, 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Her memorial service will be held at St James Church, Kingston on 25th July 2018 at 12:30 pm Family flowers only please and donations, if wished, to the NSPCC or Macmillan Cancer Support may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/margaret-harris or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel: 01929 422445.

Published in the Dorset Echo on 19 July 2018

2018: Obituary – Betty Bower nee Dorey

BOWER Betty Passed away peacefully on 22nd April 2018 aged 90 years. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Much loved Wife to the late Glen, Mother to Angela and Helen, mother-in-law to Tim and Malcolm and Grandma to Laura. A thanksgiving service for her life will be held at St James’ Church, Kingston on Tuesday 8th May at 2:00pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if wished, to Forest Holme Charity , may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/betty-bower or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel: 01929 422445.

Dorset Echo, 3 May 2018

2016: Obituary – Glennis Owen (Glen) Bower

BOWER Glennis Owen (Glen) Peacefully passed away on Wednesday 1st June 2016, aged 92 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather, who will be greatly missed by all of the family. A service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance will be held at St James Church, Kingston on Friday 17th of June at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired, to Local Macmillan Nurses, may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/glen-bower or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel 01929 422445

Bournemouth Echo, 9 June 2016

2015: Obituary: Ivy Louisa LEWIS nee CHAPPELL

LEWIS Ivy Louisa (née Chappell) Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Poole Hospital on Friday 20th November aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Ron. Dearly loved mother of Dennis, Owen, Brian, Sue, Jackie, Julie and Teresa and to Vreni, Roz, Sue, Simon, Adrian, Tony and the late Rich. A loving grandma and great grandma. Funeral Service in the Church of St James, Kingston on Monday 7th December at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance may be sent to Albert Marsh Funeral Directors, St Michaels Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4QU. Tel: 01929 552107.

Bournemouth Echo, 3 December 2015

2015: Arrest after man suffers fractured skull when car flips over and lands in woods

A man suffered a fractured skull and a dislocated shoulder after the car he was travelling in overturned and landed in woods. Police said a man has been arrested following the crash in Kingston, near Corfe Castle, last night. Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

It happened about 10.50pm yesterday, Thursday, July 16, when a Black Skoda Yeti came off the road on the B3069 West Street, near to Kingston Country Courtyard.

Two men aged 24 and 25, and both from Reading, were in the vehicle which was travelling from Langton Matravers toward Kingston when it left the road, overturned and landed in nearby woods.

The 25-year-old man was taken to Poole Hospital with serious injuries, including a fractured skull and dislocated shoulder. He is said to be in a stable condition and his next of kin have been made aware. Police, fire and ambulance emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed while the collision investigation team examined the area.

PC James Howes, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “We are making enquiries to determine exactly what happened.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact me. I would also urge anyone who saw the manner of driving of the Skoda immediately before the incident to contact Dorset Police on 101.”

A 24-year-old man from Reading has been arrested in relation to the incident and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:494. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 17 July 2015

2014: Obituary: Angela Susan LARDNER nee KING

LARDNER ANGELA SUSAN. Passed away peacefully at Joseph Weld Hospice on 30th November 2014, aged 68 years. Much loved wife of Peter, devoted mother of Matthew and Rebecca, grandma to Molly and Oscar. Funeral Service will be held at Poole Crematorium on Monday 15th December at 11.00 am followed by a Service to Celebrate her Life at St James Church, Kingston at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Services, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: 01305 250425

Bournemouth Echo, 3 December 2014

2012: Obituary: Colin Henry SANSOM

SANSOM Colin Henry. Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Saturday 22nd September 2012 aged 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, friends and all the staff at Clevedon Court which the family would like to thank. Funeral service on Tuesday 2nd October, 1.30pm at South Bristol Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Parkinsons UK & Crohns and Colitis UK may be sent c/o Arthur E Davey & Sons, 82 Silvers Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS. Tel: 01275 852307

Bristol Evening Post,  27 September 2012

2009: Airline tycoon snaps up Encombe estate

An airline tycoon is believed to have snapped up a vast country estate.

The Encombe Estate in the Purbeck countryside was put on the market in September last year for £25 million by American merchant banker Charles McVeigh, who paid £11m for it in 2002 and spent millions restoring it.

Now it is reported that James Gaggero, a 49-year-old former officer in the Irish Guards, has paid £20m to become only the sixth owner of the plush pile in its 1,100-year history.

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James Gaggero

The Gaggeros built their fortune operating an airline and ferries to the Moroccan port of Tangier. The airline, Gibraltar Airways, eventually moved to Britain as GB Airways and was bought for £103m by easyJet two years ago. Gaggero’s Bland Group of companies now encompasses travel and hotel firms. Mr Gaggero is the second airline boss linked to the estate, with Sir Richard Branson thought to have toured it earlier this year.

The 2,000-acre estate includes 60 acres of formal gardens, a swimming pool, three lakes and a Grecian-style temple. The house itself has 13 bedrooms, a galleried hall, dining room with a double-height ceiling and Victorian library with marble fireplaces.

Mark McAndrew, head of country homes at Strutt and Parker, the estate agent which had been instructed to sell the property, said: “It is exceptional – one of the biggest estates that have come to the market in the past few years.”

Encombe is considered one of the best pheasant shooting estates in the country. It has carp in ornamental lakes and also offers fly fishing for sea bass off its rocky coast. Another agent who is familiar with the property confirmed that Gaggero was the buyer, adding: “I imagine he is buying it for the shoot.”

Pop star Kylie Minogue is also thought to have been interested in the estate.

There was no one available for comment at the Bland Group’s offices.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 30 June 2009

2009: Motorist killed in Corfe Castle crash

A motorist died after his car crashed into a wall on the B3069 near Corfe Castle, police said. Emergency services were called to West Street in Kingston at around 6pm yesterday.

The driver’s black Mercedes had left the road and smashed into a wall near the Scott Arms pub. The 57-year-old man, from the Swanage area, was airlifted to Poole Hospital by the police helicopter but was later pronounced dead.

Dorset Police are urging any witnesses to contact them on 01305 222222.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 20 January 2009

2008: Obituary: John LOCK

LOCK JOHN. Peacefully at Swanage Hospital after a long illness, on 7th December 2008, aged 68 years. Much loved husband of Joyce, father to Sheralyn and Darren and grandfather to Louisa, Tyler, Tegan and Jake. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service at St. James Church, Kingston, Corfe Castle on Wednesday 17th December at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations to ‘Swanage Hospital’ may be sent to James Smith F/D., 60a Kings Road, Swanage. BH19 1HR. Tel 01929 422445.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 11 December 2008