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Win a fantastic local hamper with Quarr Abbey and the IW Observer

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We have teamed up with the wonderful Quarr Abbey (QA) to give our readers the opportunity to win a beautiful hamper full of fabulous local goodies.

The competition marks the screening of episode three of the ‘Heaven Made’ series on BBC One on Sunday at 10:30am. This programme will feature Quarr Abbey’s Brother Matthew, a monk in training, receiving his very first black habit, the traditional garb of monks, which was created by the abbey’s seamstress, Julia.

Episode two saw Father Gregory overseeing the production of Abbey Ale, and episode one showcased the monks working with tenant farmer, Matt Legge, to ensure their restaurant was well stocked with local meat in time for Christmas. They are all available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The friendly pigs at Quarr Abbey are a perenially popular attraction and love attention from visitors. From the pathways, you get a full 360 degree view of their lives. Keep a lookout for Gus, the big ginger male who reigns supreme in the pig pen. In the spring and early summer months you may also see little baby piglets running around, whilst their older relatives enjoy a relaxing mud bath. You can also enjoy delicious treats in the wonderful tea rooms and browse for local produce in the well-designed farm shop.

All you have to do to win this fabulous hamper is find the happy pig hidden somewhere in this edition of the IW Observer. Email the page number, along with your name, address and telephone number, to or text the information to 07469 629071, before 5pm next Friday (Feb 18).

We’ll announce the winner in next week’s IW Observer. Good luck!

The contents of the hamper are: two QA ales, QA ale chutney, QA ale mustard, QA lemon marmalade, QA sun-blush rose-scented memory candle, QA ground coffee, luxury pack of Isle of Wight Biscuits, Isle of Wight lavender oil, Tree Lemon box of beehive candles, bag of Roly’s vanilla fudge and an Historic Isle of Wight Food book by James Rayner.

Pick up a copy of this week paper and find the pig. Good luck. You can also read online at: