Elderly drink-driver caught in Bishop’s Waltham is banned

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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A 75-year-old drink-driver has been banned from the roads.

Michael French pleaded guilty to driving a Volvo in Salt Lane, Bishop’s Waltham, after drinking too much on April 15.

A test revealed his blood contained 103 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

The legal limit is 80mg.

French, from The Holt, Upham, was banned from driving for three years by Fareham magistrates.

He was also fined £150 and told to pay £85 costs and £15 to a fund for victims of crime.