THREE charity events have been arranged for the Mayor of Winchester's charities.

On Saturday December 7, IBM at Hursley Park will host a special exhibition of ‘Hursley Park and the Spitfire’.

It will highlight the work of Supermarine at the mansion near Hursley after the firm was bombed out of its base at Woolston in Southampton.

The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm.

Tickets are £5 available on the door and online at

Abbey House, the mayor's official residence on The Broadway will be open to the public on Wednesday December 11 at 2.30pm. There will be a guided tour and then mulled wine mince pies with the mayor, Cllr Eleanor Bell. Tickets are £9.50 from the Tourist Information Centre.

On Friday January 3, there was to be a performance of the Madding Crowd at Hyde Parish Hall. The musical group perform folk songs from the 18th and 19th centuries.