Mould

Mould is always a problem where you have condenstation and when you have every excuse to keep the windows closed. To get rid of it,  you would normally use to use a mixture of two tablespoons of borax with 1/4 cup white vinegar and two cups of hot water, sprayed onto the affected area.

Removing black mould

But Borax has been banned because it it supposed to be a potentially hazardous substance.

Which leaves us with distilled white vinegar to get rid of that pesky mould in the bathroom.

Removing black mould

  • Use a spray bottle to saturate the moldy area with white vinegar
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Scrub with a brush
  • Spray again, let sit for an additional 30 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Treating black mould in a bathroom

 

You can also make a cleaning paste by stirring together 1/2 cup baking soda and several teaspoons of water. Spread the paste over the moldy grout, let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub the mold away with a brush. Rinse with water.

Bleach also works but vinegar is much more effective for removing mold from porous materials. This is because bleach only kills mold spores on the surface of affected materials. Vinegar will penetrate porous materials and kill the mold at the roots.

For mould stains on clothes and fabrics try a product called Elbow Grease which can be bought in Poundland normally in the motoring section. Alternatively there is Cillit Bang black mould remover or Milton spray on Amazon. Dettol Antibacterial spray is also worth trying.

The best way to get rid of mould on fabric is to brush it with a stiff brush while its dry and vacuum with a fabric attachment. Then clean with a suitable wet cleaner.

 

The Langstone trail

One of the most popular walks in Emsworth is the trail that runs along the foreshore from Emsworth to Langstone.

From the Harbour, walk along the sea wall past the Emsworth Sailing Club, onto a concrete path and the foreshore.

Emsworth Walking Trails

It is an 8km walk along shoreline paths with the option of an inland section passing through an attractive area of woodland, the Nore Barn Woods

Emsworth walks - Emsworth to Langstone

As well as past the Warblington church which dates back to the Saxon era. Some of the original architecture has survived but it was largely rebuilt in the 13th Century . There are two unusual ‘gravewatchers’ huts’ in the churchyard. Also known as the Coffin walk it was the route that people took with coffins for burials before the church in Emsworth was built.

The Coffin trail - Walks in Emsworth

There is no shortage of benches along the route route, offering one the opportunity to stop, relax and enjoy the view. One can see the remains of Warblington Castle which is not open to the public. It was built in the 16th century and was taken in the Civil War and destroyed by the Parliamentarians, leaving only the one tower.

Warblington Castle - Walking trails from Emsworth to Langstone

The path skirts the Mill pond at Langstone with the old mill on the left, past the Royal Oak and onto The Ship.

Emsworth to Langstone trail - The Royal Oak

The Wadeway On the shoreline at the end of Langstones High Street, are the remains of a hardened causeway which originally crossed the channel linking the mainland to Hayling Island at low tide. Written references to the Wadeway date back to 1552 and refer to a toll for crossing the causeway. However, carbon dating dates it to early Medieval times. In 1821 the causeway was severed by ‘New Cut’ which was part of the construction of the Portsmouth to Arundel canal making the Wadeway unusable.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy