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Take a trip down memory lane at a Traditional Barn Dance

Contributed by editor on Feb 15, 2010 - 10:00 AM

Wouldn't you like to take a trip back to the good old days?

Check out the New Small Ads section...

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2009 - 02:43 PM

House in France - for sale

Contributed by editor on May 13, 2008 - 08:26 PM


Just in case you know anyone who may be thinking of living the French Dream, here’s a starter for them (or you, even)

Don’t worry, we’re not taking the strong Euro exchange rate and running for home.

The next project will be an apartment on the coast, hopefully by a classic sunny Mediterranean port.

Please mention the Hawkinge Gazette if you contact the sellers - thank you.

Full details :-


Time is running out to book your historic Poesia cruise

Contributed by editor on Jan 05, 2008 - 08:54 PM


MSC PoesiaOn 6th April 2008, MSC Cruises most exciting and anticipated ship to date, MSC Poesia will set sail on her pre-inaugural voyage from Dover to Venice.

MSC Cruises is offering a special price to be part of this historic sailing.  Currently available are savings of £100 per person on this 13 night cruise – with prices starting at just £858 per person including flights.

MSC Poesia (which translates as poetry) will make her debut in Dover on 5 April 2008, during an elaborate overnight pier side event attended by Mrs Sophia Loren, godmother to the elegant new ship.  She will then set sail on her 13 night pre-inaugural voyage, visiting Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Morocco and finally Venice, where she will be positioned for the summer of 2008. 

Claudia Baino, Managing Director, MSC Cruises UK and Ireland says: “We are very excited to launch MSC Poesia from the UK in 2008 as this will give our valued agents a great product to sell to the ever discerning British traveller."


Visiting:  Dover, Cork, Lisbon, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina, Dubrovnik and Venice.

Prices from just £858 per adult with flights for category 1 cabin or £649 cruise only

 With MSC Poesia, MSC Cruises has combined a wonderful blend of cutting edge technology, elegant surroundings, warm Mediterranean hospitality, exciting entertainment venues and tantalising dining opportunities.  At 90,000 tonnes, accommodating 3,013 passengers, 80% of cabins have external balconies, MSC Poesia will be a sister ship to the popular MSC Orchestra and MSC Musica (launched in 2007 and 2006 respectively).  She will become the 9<sup>th</sup> ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, which has experienced the industry’s largest fleet expansion in the last 3 years.

 To book visit


Free beer for our readers

Contributed by editor on Jun 21, 2007 - 12:18 PM

Lou sent us this fine offer from Coors Beer... I've already sent off my application so hurry before it runs out!

As Lou says; " It's from the wrong side of the Atlantic, but hey it’s free!!!"

Just click the link.... there's no huge form to complete


Garden cultivator for sale

Contributed by editor on Mar 01, 2007 - 09:33 PM

Used cultivator for sale

No other tiller does so much with so little effort! The Mantis Tiller's powerful commercial-grade 2-cycle engine spins the tines twice as fast as other tillers. Its unique, patented serpentine tines quickly cut through hard sod, compacted soil, or tangly weeds, digging down 10 inches so your crops can establish themselves in soil that's cool, deep and water-retentive.
• Weighs only 20 pounds.
• Easy to handle, fun to use.
• Patented serpentine tines spin at up to 240 RPM and are guaranteed for a lifetime against breakage
• Easily tills down up to 10" deep.
• Cuts through hard sod, compact soil or tangly weeds.
• Weeds and cultivates even in narrow rows.
• Convenient 9" tine width
• Convenient, fold-down handles



The Mayfly ready for take off

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2006 - 11:57 AM


10 July 2006 at 11.00am



More about The Mayfly

Latest Firefox is a winner

Contributed by editor on Mar 23, 2006 - 06:21 PM


We at the Hawkinge Gazette use the award-winning Firefox Web browser and you too can now install the new improved browser absolutely free of charge. Check out some of the great features and you can be up and running in minutes with the simple install program.

Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Download Firefox now and get the most out of the Web.

Firefox 1.5 has an intuitive interface and blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads. It delivers Web pages faster than ever. And it’s easy to install and import your favorites. Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, Live Bookmarks, and an integrated Search bar, Firefox will change the way you experience the Web, for the better. 

Enjoy quick page loading as you navigate back and forward in a browsing session. Improvements to the engine that powers Firefox deliver more accurate display of complex Web sites, support for new Web standards, and better overall performance. 

The new Software Update feature makes it easy to get the latest security and feature updates to Firefox. Firefox automatically downloads these small updates in the background and prompts you when they are ready to be installed. 

Use tabbed browsing to open multiple Web pages in a single browser window, and quickly flip back and forth. Drag and drop open tabs to keep related pages together. 

Firefox keeps you more secure when you’re browsing the Web, closing the door on spyware, worms, and viruses. The Firefox community of developers and security experts works around the clock to monitor security issues and release updates to better protect you. 

Protect your privacy with the new Clear Private Data tool. With a single click, you can delete all personal data, including browsing history, cookies, Web form entries and passwords. 

Stay up to date with your favorite Web sites and blogs. Use Live Bookmarks that update themselves automatically with the latest content from the Web. 

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