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Editors Letter It’s hard to imagine that at the time of you reading this, Christmas and a brand New Year will be just around the corner. The weather as I write this is still unseasonably warm but the beautiful rusty red and orange leaves of Autumn are now dropping, signalling that winter and the end of 2011 is on it’s way. We have had a great year here at Chiltern Directories. With both magazines growing all the time and such positive and encouraging comments from both the community and advertisers, we are really looking forward to what 2012 will bring. Village View is at 72 pages and full to bursting and we are thrilled to say that Princes Risborough View is now at 56 pages and continuing to grow.

We are delighted that we have been joined by a new member of the team. Her name is Debbie and she has been a fantastic addition, as is our brilliant new designer, Ed who keeps the magazines looking their very best. We also have our new website up and running so check us out at: We receive lots of feedback about how good the magazines look and we are very proud of that. Our aim is for them to continually improve and grow so please keep letting us know your thoughts. We would like to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

an Coralie & J

Information for Advertisers Copy deadline 1st of the previous month. Advertisers rates from £17 + vat per issue. (Based on 1/8 page advertisement on a 6 issue booking) Discounts available for 3 and 6 issue packages. Contact us for premium page rates and flyer inclusion. Call Coralie on 07500 048230 or email for more information or to reserve advertising space. Distribution: Princes Risborough View is delivered to 4000 homes and businesses in Princes Risborough, Monks Risborough, Whiteleaf and Askett. (We also publish a similar magazine in the Stokenchuch/Lane End areas (Village View)) Whilst Chiltern Directories aim to provide a quality publication for local reference it cannot be held responsible for the services or reputation of any of the advertisers or for any content of advertisements or editorial herein. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from the publishers. The magazines are produced on paper sourced from FSC approved paper mills and printed using vegetable based inks. They are happy to be recycled but please pass to a friend first. 4

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Our very first Christmas!

We have put a lot of thought into our first Christmas in store at Gorgeous Giggles. Myself and my husband have always been big children when it comes to Christmas festivities and now we get to share this in our town of Princes Risborough. The Christmas tree that you see in the Gorgeous Giggles window we hope will bring lots of smiles onto your little gigglers faces. There is nothing quite as special as the ‘wow’ face of a child filled with the excitement at Christmas time. On Friday 2nd Dec Princes Risborough will see the turning on of the Christmas lights and

Gorgeous Giggles with many other shops will be staying open until 9pm. Gorgeous Giggles will continue late night shopping (until 9pm) on every Wednesday leading up to Christmas (7th, 14th, 23rd Dec).

On the 17th Dec Gorgeous Giggles will have a Christmas party all day. We will be having winter warmers for all, so come and join in our festivities, perfect for getting in the Christmas mood.

We are introducing a post box to Father Christmas in store, you will be able see your little one’s face light up when they open a personal response from the cheery man himself (after all we at Gorgeous Giggles know him well and his reindeer friends).

Don’t forget, we offer a “secret” home delivery service to assist where we can!

We will be holding a festive drawing competition which will be launched in store on Saturday 10th Dec which could see your giggler win some festive goodies. Come in store for details.

With our new toy department and the extended clothing range we are aiming to be able to offer everything from stocking fillers to ‘big’ presents… but most of all I hope you enjoy ‘the shop for children’ during this festive time and we hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2012!

Mark, Helen and Amy Lowe. Gorgeous Giggles Ltd

The Shop For Children 4 Duke Street, Princes Risborough Tel: 01844 690378 Coming up in December in store at Gorgeous Giggles: A Father Christmas postal service, directly linked to the Northpole whereby your gigglers can post a le�er to Father Christmas and they will receive a reply!! **Late night shopping on Friday 2nd and Wednesday’s 7th, 14th and 21st December** **A Christmas compe��on launched on 10th Dec for your gigglers** **A Christmas party on 17th December with some winter warmers** All this plus we as the shop for Children have more than you need for gi� ideas, from stocking fillers to ride-on cars for Christmas. Come in to our recently expanded store or check us out online, but be sure not to miss the fun…… You can follow us on Twi�er, Facebook and sign up on our website to receive updates and offers, speaking of which our website address is where you can purchase goods online and get FREE delivery within a 10 mile radius by using code PR10MILES at checkout.

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Across 1. Page to find recipe for soup (6) 4. Apostle friendly or tepid (8)


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9. Land occupied by hot beasts (6)


10. Toy dress one does away with? (8) 12. Paths son took to get the picture (8)

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13. Pierce with maple I fashioned (6)


15. Topless lady somewhere foreign (4)



16. Acquired knowledge from an elder? (7)



20. Rum code to use for propriety (7)


21. Composer any dog could call (4) 25. An aged sort of plan (6) 26. Brief era leading to an absence (8) 28. Erect and sly in a covert way (8) 29. Commercial break at sea (6) 30. Sun god – serves vegetables (8) 31. For each boychild, a soul (6)

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1. Store for chess enthusiasts? (8) 2. Rip-off making someone wild (8) 3. Rag? Yes, and oily (6) 5. American man being exploited (4) 6. Trapped in a bent dome somehow (8) 7. Girl in one grand jacket (6) 8. Wet stuff said to be overlooked (6) 11. Bedroom ennui? (7) 14. Fetched hot grub out (7)

17. Unnecessary to goad with a couple of points (8) 18. Irrational enthusiasts, in fact as strange as can be (8) 19. Rate then turn to present a danger (8) 22. Somehow scare a Roman emperor (6) 23. Enclosed and fought with swords (6) 24. Rugged kind of resentment (6) 27. Girl in cheap-looking jewellery (4)

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Feed The Birds! Now the nights are getting longer and the days much colder, we all need some extra TLC to get us through the winter. And of course, so do our feathered friends. Although a good proportion of birds migrate south in the winter, our hardy resident birds stay put and once the autumn berries and insects disappear, they have to fend for themselves. This is the critical time when they need our help. I believe everyone enjoys watching wild birds in their garden - and there’s no better way of encouraging regular visits from a variety of birds by offering a menu of nutritional high energy feeds. Different species of birds prefer different feeds. The Tit family, for example, must have hanging feedthere are many styles of feeder available and a good choice of food such as No Mess Seed Mix that leaves no husks to germinate.

Finches and Wrens love White Millet whilst Blackbirds and Goldfinches enjoy a mix with aniseed, Chaffinch and Robins like peanuts. High energy fat balls , bird cakes and mealworms are all full of goodness and will go down a treat. If you are in doubt - do come in and ask for advice. Most birds will feed from a table - the obvious benefit of a table is the food is off the ground -away from cats! A roof on a table is a good idea as it prevents the food becoming waterlogged. And don’t forget to provide clean drinking water. Like us, birds need

to drink - and remember to make sure the water doesn’t freeze in the cold weather. This winter we have increased our bird food section, so I’m sure we have something for every bird in any garden. We offer a free local delivery service for any of our bulk bird food bags and tables - and if you are looking for a lovely bird friendly Christmas present, we are happy to reserve any table or feeder. See you soon,

Simon, Alison, Edith the Jack Russell and all at Askett Nurseries.

Our top quality non-drop Christmas Trees arrive first week of December - Free Local Delivery

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Sells exquisite yarns from Artesano, Manos Del Urugauy and Rico as well as a wide range of patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks and other accessories. At Princes Risborough market every Thursday. You can also visit the Studio by appointment. Tel: 01494 481924 Email:

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After a varied summer, its quickly heading towards winter which brings the need for hedge trimming, clearance and tree pruning.

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Spend a sparkling NEW YEAR’S EVE Celebration with us Includes champagne reception and 5 course sensational dinner and dance the night away with our resident DJ! Dinner and Dance £69.00 per person With Accommodation £125.00 per person Visit us in December and collect January tokens for £10 bottle of wine, or Dine for £10 per person Christmas bookings still being taken – book now to avoid disappointment!

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Recipe of the Month


Serves 6-8

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Chef Beverley Glock

Stollen is a yeasted dough, it can be made in advance, frozen and then iced when you are ready to eat it. This recipe will make 1 large or 6-8 mini stolen. If you make mini stolen these are lovely to give as Christmas Pressies. Ingredients: 100g raisins 100g sultanas 100g currants 100g mixed peel 100g ground almonds 3 tablespoons rum 450g strong white flour 50g caster sugar 2 x sachets fast action yeast 175ml warm milk 2 eggs, beaten 25g melted butter pinch of salt grated zest of 1 orange grated zest of 1 lemon 225g marzipan icing sugar and egg to glaze

Method: 1. Place dried fruit, ground almonds and rum in a basin, stir and set to one side 2. Place flour, sugar, yeast, milk, eggs and butter into a large bowl along with the orange and lemon zest and a pinch of salt and stir to make a smooth dough. 20

3. Turn out onto a clean, floured work surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, around 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth or oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place until doubled in size, approx 1-2 hours. 4. Knock the dough back and add in the soaked fruit, knead this in evenly, split the dough into 6-8 pieces if you wish to make smaller stolen, roll each into an oblong. Split the marzipan into the same quantity as the stollen, roll into a sausage shape and lay along the middle of each oblong, roll the dough over the marzipan leaving the seam underneath, repeat with the other pieces of dough. 5. Place on a greased baking tray, cover with oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place to double in size, approx 1 hour. 6. Heat oven to gas 6/200c, brush the stollens with egg and bake for 40-45 minutes (20-25 minutes for smaller stolen) or if using an Aga in the top oven for around 25-30 minutes (15-20 minutes for small stolen). Allow to cool then pour over glace icing and serve. If you’re intending eating these at Christmas then freeze them when they have cooled and ice them when you’re ready to eat them.

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Water Lane, Ford, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 8XH

Open Monday to Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm to 10.30pm The Dinton Hermit Inn is a stylish restaurant, traditional village pub and comfortable bar and has 11 contemporary and newly refurbished hotel bedrooms. Enjoy Christmas with us: Festive Dinner Menu £15.95 for 2 courses or £19.95 for 3 courses Festive Lunch Menu £13.95 for 2 courses or £16.95 for 3 courses To make your booking for the restaurant or for a hotel room

Call us on 01296 747473 or email


Heathrow from £45 Luton from £55 Gatwick from £80 Destinations are a local company who offer an outstanding reliable pre-booking service to and from all major airports and railway stations including Eurostar International. Our vehicles have plenty of room for passengers plus luggage and we can also provide a 7 seater or 16 seater Minibus for larger groups. Give us a call and the opportunity to take care of your travel needs at a competitive price.

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Christmas with the Churches in and around Risborough Christmas’ services at St. Dunstan’s (and St. Peter’s Owlswick):

Sunday 4th Dec: 10am Christingle Service. Wednesday 14th Dec: 8pm In candlelight with Chinnor Silver Band. Tickets £7 from Rosemary, Tel 01844 344417. Sunday 18th Dec: 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols. Monday 19th Dec: Service of lessons and carols at St. Peter’s, Owlswick at 3pm. Monday 19th Dec: 6.30pm Community Carol singing. Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib service. Christmas Eve: 6pm Carol service. Christmas Eve: 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas. Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion (BCP). Christmas Day: 10am Family Christmas Communion service.

St Mary’s Church Dec and Christmas Services:

Sunday 4th Dec: 8am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s (Gifts for Saunderton Lodge). 9.30am and 11.15am (Gifts for Saunderton Lodge /TGIS will also have baptisms). No Evensong at Ilmer. Sunday 11th Dec: 8am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s. 9.30am and 11.15am (Speaker from ABCD at both),. 3pm Christingle Service at St. Mary’s. 6pm Candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Peter’s Ilmer. Sunday 18th Dec: 8am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s. 9.30am and 11.15am (Speaker from Gideons at both). 6pm Candlelit Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Mary’s. Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib Service at St. Mary’s. 11.30pm MIdnight Mass at St. Mary’s. Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s. 9am Holy Communion at St. Peter’s. 10am TGIS Family Christmas Special at St. Mary’s. 11am Christmas Day Communion at St. Mary’s. Sunday 1st Jan 2012: Normal services for first Sunday of month.

Princes Risborough Methodist Church Christmas Services:

Sunday 18th Dec: 3pm Family Carol Service. Christmas Eve: 8pm Communion Service. Christmas Day: 9.30am Family Service. New Years Day: 10am. All are welcome

Christmas Events/Services at the Baptist Church:

Saturday 10th Dec: “Bethlehem: Now the Story Can be Told”: 4 ‘til 6pm. An event for families with young children. Live animals, Toys and presents stall, Bran Tub, children’s activities and refreshments. Plus a 30 minute Bethlehem Story narrative with interactive children’s participation. Sunday 27th Nov: 6pm CTR Advent Service (Venue: Chiltern Christian Fellowship). Sunday 18th Dec: 10.30am Family Carol Service. 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols. Christmas Day: Family Service: 9.30am to 10.15am.

Little Kimble Free Church:

Sunday 4th Dec: 4.30pm Live Nativity. Sunday 11th Dec: 6.30pm Carols by candle light. Sunday 18th: 11am Chatty Church. Christmas Day: 10am.

St Nicholas, Great Kimble:

Sunday 11th Dec: 10.45am Christingle. Sunday 18th Dec: 10.45am Service of Lessons and Carols. Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight Mass. Christmas Day: 10.45am Christmas Service. 24

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St John’s Lacey Green:

Friday 2nd Dec: ”Lights on” in Risborough at 5.30pm (CTR). Come and sing Carols in the open air and enjoy that Festive feeling. Gather before 5.30. Sunday 4th Dec: Advent all age worship at10am. Advent Carol Service at 6pm. Friday 16th Dec: 9.15am. Nativity Service. At Speen School. Friday 16th Dec: 2.15pm Carol Service at St. John’s School. Sunday 18th Dec: CANDLELIT CAROL Service at 6pm. Always a favourite - please arrive early to find a seat. Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service. Christmas Eve: 11.15 Midnight Mass. Come along to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day: 8am Book of Common Prayer Communion. Christmas Day: 10am Family Christmas Service with Communion.

Holy Trinity Church Bledlow:

Sunday 4th Dec: Christingle at Saunderton at 4pm. Friday 16th Dec: Carol service at Saunderton at 7.30pm. Sunday 18th Dec: Carol service at Bledlow with Choir at 6pm. Friday 23rd Dec: Carol service at Horsenden at 7pm. Christmas Eve: Crib service at Bledlow at 3pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion (CW) at 11.30pm at Bledlow. Christmas Day: Quiet said service of Holy Communion (BCP) at Saunderton at 9am. Christmas Day: Family Praise Christmas Day service at Bledlow followed by optional (CW) Holy Communion for those who wish to stay on 10.30am. Saturday 31st Dec: Quiet reflective service to mark the year’s end at Bledlow at 5pm.

St Teresa’s Catholic Church Services:

Sunday 4th Dec: 4pm Advent Service. Christmas Eve: 4pm Children’s Mass. 9pm. Mass of Midnight (choir). Christmas Day: 8am Dawn Mass. 10am Mass During the Day (choir).




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Clickettyclack Knitting Yarn & Haberdashery

Mail order catalogue also available Send £3.50 cheque payable to ‘Clickettyclack’, and post to Clickettyclack, Dept RV, Unit 11a, Open Monday 12.00-4.30pm, Tuesday-Friday Woodway, Princes Risborough, HP27 0NN, or phone with credit/debit card payment 10.00am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm Brochure payment refundable Browse our wide selection of budget to luxury yarns, with first order £10+ knitting and crochet patterns, Gutermann threads, Disabled access available ribbons, buttons, haberdashery and cross stitch available to purchase and order. via Bucks Mobility showroom

Come and see our lovely new showroom

Ample free parking on site By car from Princes Risborough, take A4010 towards High Wycombe. Approximately 1/4 mile after leaving Princes Risborough, turn left at staggered crossroads, signposted Lacey Green. At the first building on right hand side, take the second entrance. Arriva 300 Aylesbury/Wycombe bus stops outside (ask for Windy Ridge).

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Awards for Hypnos and their Sleeping Beauties Hypnos believe they make the ‘Most Comfortable Beds in the World’- a boast that has been reinforced by winning two industry awards and by being appointed as the Preferred Partner for the supply of mattresses and beds to the Condè Nast Johansens global portfolio of 4 and 5 star properties.

The Hypnos team have won the National Bed Federation’s “Bed Manufacturer of the Year - 2011” award, which re-enforces the superior quality, tailoring and comfort of Hypnos beds, as well as the innovative and responsible ethos of this British business.

Steve Perez, Owner of Casa Hotel, said: “Our Hypnos beds are always the hot topic of conversation at breakfast time and we constantly receive positive comments about it being the best night’s sleep our guests have ever had.”

Hypnos’s 4 star customer, Casa Hotel in Chesterfield, has been awarded the ‘Comfiest Bed’ in the annual Best Kept Secret Awards by the

Hypnos doesn’t just make beds for the home, Hypnos beds can be found around the world in the finest palaces, estates and hotels. Visit the Hypnos showroom in Princes Risborough and take the comfort test - Open Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm - Fri and Sat 9am to 4pm Hypnos Limited | Longwick Road | Princes Risborough | Buckinghamshire HP27 9RT T: +44 (0) 1844 348200 | F: +44 (0) 1844 348099 | E:

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24 HAIR & BEAUTY A professional salon located in the centre of Princes Risborough • Now in it’s seventh year • Providing a personal bespoke service with one to one consultations • Advice on products • One to one coaching on home care available To kick the winter off, we have brought back the popular, Manic Monday and Tremendous Tuesday offer of 50% off all colour services, with every full paying cut an blow dry. Why not drop in and meet the team at 24 Hair & Beauty, 24 Bell Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 0AD FIND US ONLINE FOR OUR LATEST GREAT OFFERS



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Packed with delights In readiness for our first Christmas we have packed the shop with a delightful array of exciting clothing, beautiful jewellery and wonderful accessories and gifts.

Our aim is to make Christmas shopping easier. If you are stuck for ideas we can help, we can gift wrap your purchase or we always do gift vouchers!

LATE NIGHT OPENING - DECEMBER 2011 Friday 2nd, Wednesday 7th, Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for all your valued support and wish you a very Happy Christmas!

Go on Treat yourself!

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Osteoarthritis‌ With Debby Luxton BSc (Hons) Registered Podiatrist

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis with many people over the age of 55 showing some signs of this condition. Essentially it is degenerative and slowly progressive and is commonly found in the small joints of the hands as well as the weight bearing joints of the hips, knees and spine. It is also common in the big toe oint where it is known as Hallux Limitus.

This form of arthritis mainly affects the cartilage in the joints and as it wears away, the bones rub together causing discomfort and pain. Bony outgrowths or spurs can occur and the affected joint may become swollen and misshapen. The joint capsule may become inflamed and other soft tissues such as ligaments and muscles can also become damaged, leading to further inflammation. Patients find there is limited joint movement and a deep,

achy joint pain that is initiated by activity, and relieved by rest. Osteopaths can help to manage OA by working on the surrounding tissues and joints, and providing guidance on changes to lifestyle in order to prevent further degeneration. Gentle osteopathic treatment on an on-going basis helps to reduce inflammation and improves the mobility of the affected joint.

For more information or to make an appointment, please phone Debby Luxton, Registered Podiatrist, on 01844 352200.

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01494 488329 Hampden Road, Speen Bucks HP27 0RU

Nestled in the heart of the Chilterns Hills in the picturesque village of Speen; located within easy reach of: Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and surrounding areas. Our rustic style food is inspired through our locally sourced suppliers - offering nutritious, wholesome and never seen before Gluten & wheat free dishes!

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The Christmas Party! By Mike Payne Many of the Princes Risborough children who grew up in the town between the 1950’s and 1980’s were in some way connected to the local factories, the Churches, the British Legion, or even the Fire Station.

And one of the most thrilling experiences, and something that they all looked forward to each year were the Christmas parties put on by those companies and organisations. The girls would put on their best party frocks and the boys would dress in their Sunday best and all would be taken to these annual treats. And if you were incredibly lucky, (and well connected) you may have had an invite to several of the parties. It was all so exciting with lots of jelly and ice cream and orange squash. All the children would be on their best behaviour, although there was always one or two who didn’t quite keep up the good behaviour for the whole afternoon (and you know who you are!). Lots of games would be organised for the children including old favourites like musical chairs, statues or pass the parcel. Lots of shouting and

screaming, (and that was just from the adults!), and so much fun had by the children. And of course the high spot of the day was the moment when Santa Claus made a personal appearance to give out the presents. Every effort was made behind the scenes to stop Peter getting a Sindy Doll or Pauline receiving a Dan Dare Ray Gun. Some tears flowed if mistakes were made. Now it was very difficult for the real Santa to appear at all these events so it was not unusual for one of the ‘older’ members of staff to don the red suit and take on the role of ‘helper’. Desperately trying to disguise his voice when it was the turn of his own children or grandchildren to collect their presents it was not an easy thing to remain anonymous. I was a ‘helper’ on more than one occasion and I also remember once borrowing the Santa suit to visit my own grandchildren one Xmas Day when they were younger. Everything was going well and I fooled them both good and proper with lots of Yo-HoHoing. It was only when I went to leave that my son-in-law said to the children, “Say goodbye to Grandad…er, I mean Santa!” But to this day my grand-daughter thinks it was the real Santa that

called on her that day, and we have the video evidence of wonderment on her face to emphasise the magic of Christmas. I’m sure lasting memories survive from the parties held at Chevs, Risborough Furniture, the Church Halls, upstairs in the Fire Station and of course at the Legion. I have some very fond recollections from my own involvement with the Molins Christmas Parties, mainly held in the canteen at Saunderton and I will leave you with this story. One year I wrote a mini-pantomime which a group of us put on for the children. It was great fun and there was plenty of ‘He’s behind you!’ and all that sort of stuff. The children loved it. We hired a cow costume which two of the lads put on for their part in the panto. In the ‘rehearsals’ there was one priceless moment when the front end of the cow decided to jump over a chair, but he forgot to tell his brother in the back end. The clatter of chair, hooves, horns and udders was absolutely hilarious and I just wish it had happened in the live performance and that I had that on video too!

It is sad to think that many of today’s children will never experience the joy that was the annual Christmas party. I’m sure though, that many of you who read this will have your own memories of those wonderful events.

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School Holiday Events Every school holiday we have a variety of activities organised, including lots of hands on fun.

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Sunter’s Orchard

A taste of the Chilterns

We are a small private orchard producing seasonal apple juice and a range of delicious homemade preserves. Apple juice carefully made from the apples of Sunter’s Orchard, fresh, crisp, pure apple flavour not too sweet, never dry just full of flavour and apple goodness. Enjoy a taste of old England. Home made Jam and Marmalade using traditional recipes with no added preservatives or colour, just quality fruit. Damson, Victoria Plum, Mirabell Plum, Gooseberry, Bucks Blue Plum, Mixed Berries All produce packed & distributed by Combined Carriers

Tel 01844 345399 or 01844 275525 Please call for prices and delivery information. Gift boxes for Xmas & Special occasions, starting at £12.00

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Same Day Courier Service and make sure that whatever you Fulfilment & Mailing of Letters, Brochures, Samples. need delivered, is done in time and Next Day delivery of parcels for Business and Domestic customers. with the highest levels of service. Secure Storage, also with pick, pack & delivery options available. Document Shredding, for Business and Domestic customers. International Freight by Air Courier, Road or Sea. Email: All Domestic and Commercial work undertaken.

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Top Dogs Home from Home Boarding offers you peace of mind whilst you are away by looking after your dog in a loving home with one of our experienced dog carers For further information please contact Debbie at Top Dogs Telephone: 01494 488096 Mobile: 07887 674599

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Chilterns Christian Fellowship CCF is an Elim Pentecostal church in the heart of the Chilterns serving the community with the love of God We are a lively church of people from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds and on Sunday mornings we enjoy vibrant services in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We extend a warm welcome to all. We have other events at different times and locations during the week. Please contact our church office on 01844 275822 or visit our website at for further details of all our activities.

Sunday Morning Service 10am Coffee and Donuts,10:30am Worship The Oasis Centre, 9, Bell Street, Princes Risborough HP27 0DE Chilterns Christian Fellowship The Oasis Centre, 9 Bell Street, Princes Risborough HP27 0DE An Elim Pentecostal Church. Registered Charity No. 251549.


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Bledlow Ridge Cricket Club Henry Hale 07530 203951 John Rolfe 07803 182336 British Legion 01844 344212 Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway 01844 353535 Cross Keys Surgery 01844 344488 Chiltern Christian Fellowship 01844 275822 Horsenden Tennis Club 01844 344022 Monday Art Group 01844 343606 Monks Risborough W.I. 01844 346345 Princes Risborough & District U3A 01844 344837 Princes Risborough Afternoon W.I 01844 345653 Princes Risborough Baptist Church 01844 274499 Princes Risborough Bowls Club Neil Perry, Hon Sec 01844 346679 Princes Risborough Country Market 01844 347230 Princes Risborough Cricket Club 01844 347693

Princes Risborough Methodist Church Minister: Rev. David Jenkins 01296 488963 Hall Lettings 01844 344705 Princes Risborough Morning W.I. 01844 346118 / 343850 Princes Risborough Music Society 01844 345511 Princes Risbourough Netball Club 01844 350400 Princes Risborough Photographic Society 01844 345616 / 01844 342988 Princes Risborough Tennis Club Andy Burn 01844 343478 Princes Risborough Town Council Princes Risborough Youth Center 01844 344807 Risborough & District Bridge Club 01844 344264 Risborough & District Model Railway Club 01844 275748 Risborough Area Business Group (RABG) Risborough Area Community Action (RACA) Risborough Area Forum (FAF)

Risborough Area Residents Association (RARA) Risborough Community Centre 01844 343287 Risborough Countryside Group 01844 274865 Risboro’ & District Bridge Club 01844 344264 Risborough Good Neighbours 01844 342600 Risborough Rangers Football Club Sally Robertshaw (PR Officer) 07871 038128 Richard Woodward (Chairman) 01844 342202 Steve Burnett (Press Officer) 07976 631122 Risborough Rangers Junior Football Club Tony McManus - 07801 853647 Risborough RFC Rotary Club of Princes Risborough Saint Dunstan’s Church 01844 275944 St Mary’s Church 01844 273300 The Princes Risborough Heritage Society 01844 347511 Wellington House Surgery 01844 344281 Whitecross Scottish Country Dancers 01494 444537

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Princes Risborough Christmas Lights Switch On Friday 2nd December Street closure 3pm til 9pm. Christmas Carols 5.30pm til 6pm. School choirs 6pm til 7pm. Father Christmas 7pm til 7.15pm. Panto stars light switch on 7.15pm til 7.30pm.

Princes Risborough Heritage Society The Princes Risborough Heritage Society will be holding their Christmas Social for all members of the society on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at 8pm at the Wellington Avenue School. An evening of memories and entertainment will be had, and all members will be made most welcome.The first meeting of the New Year, to be held on Tuesday January 10th 2012, will feature a talk by Sandy Macfarlane on the History of Parkfield. Again it will be held at the Wellington Avenue School with an 8pm start. All members and non-members will be welcomed to this one. May we take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their support of our group and wish you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous and healthy new year.

Risborough Countryside Group December Indoor Meeting Our December indoor meeting in the Carrington Room at Risborough Community Centre from 8pm on Tuesday 6th December is our annual Christmas Social evening. This will include the usual mix of quizzes, competitions, raffle and seasonal refreshments plus a look back at local history and wildlife during 2011. Visitors most welcome. Email or phone 01844 274865 for details.

Risborough Countryside Group December Walk Friday 16th December 9.30am -1pm. A visit to Tring Reservoirs or College Lake for winter birds and other seasonal wildlife. 2-3 mile circular walk. Some paths may be slippery. Depart by cars from Mount car park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough 9.30am. Returning at 1pm. Lifts from Princes Risborough can be arranged. 50

Please contact Francis Gomme if you wish to join this walk 01844 274865. The Risborough Countryside Group conserves local wildlife, supports local wild places and explores our rich rural history. Visit our website at http:// for the very latest news on local wildlife and heritage, and details of summer walks, or email

Princes Risborough Country Market We are under the Market House, Market Square every Thursday morning, 9.30 am - 12.30 p.m. We can supply all your freshly baked goods for Christmas, together with preserves and seasonal pot plants (which make ideal gifts). We also have a very good selection of local crafts. Do come and see us. We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Please note we are closed in January – re-open on 4th February 2012. However, if you buy in December you can always put our cakes, quiches etc. in your freezer as they are always freshly baked. For further information please look at our website at www.buckscountrymarkets or ring Lorraine on 01844 347230 who will be very pleased to hear from you.

Shoestring Productions A Date For Your Diary Shoestring Productions are proud to announce the dates for their forthcoming production of Peter Coke’s ‘Breath of Spring’. Performances will be held on Thursday 16th February 2012, Friday 17th February and Saturday 18th February 2012, 7.30pm, doors 7pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday 18th February, 2.30pm, doors 2pm. Arguably Peter Coke’s most famous play ’Breath of Spring’ will keep the audience laughing from start to finish. It involves a lot of furs and a band of middle aged women, lead by an old dictatorial brigadier, who between them devise elaborate plots to move the said furs from their owners and give the profits to deserving charities. The richness of the characters and the sparkling one

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liners give the 1950’s play an eternal appeal. The production will be permformed at the Whitecross Hall, Aylesbury Road, Monks Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0JT. Tickets will be available from early January and are £8.00 each for the 7pm performances and £6.00 each for the Saturday matinee performance. Tickets can be purchased from David Shuttle, 6 Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks or by calling 0843 289 7501, (there is a charge of 5p/min per call). If you would like any further information regarding the play, maybe even becoming involved yourself, Shoestring would like to hear from you. We are a small friendly group who welcome new members both on-stage and back-stage, please contact either Lynda Maynard 01844 273630 or Fiona Gammon on 01844 275216 for more information.

Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition Are you a collector, or do you have other interesting hobbies? If so, have you ever wanted a chance to show off your hobby to the public? Well, now you may be able to do just that. If there is enough interest I am planning to put on a Hobbies and Crafts exhibition on a Saturday around March or April next year in the Community Centre. I would like to hear from anyone, young or old, there is no age limit, who would like to take part, whether it be with a collection of stamps, medals, coins, ephemera, models, programmes, scrapbooks, teddy bears, autographs, frogs, doll’s houses or anything else for that matter. The exhibition is open to anyone and I am also looking for unusual collections, like thimbles, or novelty soaps or roadside cones etc! I would also like to hear from people whose craft is their hobby, whether it be sewing, carpentry, jewellery making, metalwork, knitting or anything else.

01844 347511. Space is limited so contact me as soon as possible please. I look forward to hearing from you.

Iain Rennie Penn Flower Nursery near Princes Risborough will be home to a festive winter wonderland including a Santa’s Grotto on every weekend in December guaranteed to wow visitors of all ages. All donations will go to Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care.

Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care Charity calls on community to help patients stay at home for Christmas Newly merged charity Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care (IRGH) is calling on local communities to support its festive fundraising to help give patients facing life-limiting illness across Herts and Bucks the choice to be cared for at home surrounded by friends and family over Christmas, New Year and beyond.

Festive fun runs Fast-moving Santas will be taking centre stage in High Wycombe and St Albans at special sponsored runs in December. The Rye Park in High Wycombe will be hosting a Santa Dash on Saturday 3December offering people the chance to join in a 5km run dressed in a Santa suit or a 1km Reindeer Run. The 5km Dash is open to runners aged 10 years and over and entry costs £15 which includes a Santa suit and a medal, while the Reindeer Run is open to all ages and costs £7.50 which includes Reindeer ears, a flashing nose and a medal.

If you have always wanted to show your hobby to a wider audience then please get in touch. I tried this a few years ago in the Molins canteen and the event was very popular, and I would like to do it again involving the people of Risborough. If you are interested and would like further details then please ring me, Mike Payne on

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Letter from Father Christmas The Reindeer Runs are especially suitable for young children and they thoroughly enjoy getting involved but there is nothing more special for them at Christmas than to receive a letter from Father Christmas himself. IRGH is combining with the Pepper Foundation to offer everyone the chance to make Christmas magical for the children in their lives by arranging for a signed and personalised letter to arrive from the man in red at the North Pole. In return for a donation, there is a choice of letters tailored to different ages and orders can be placed online until Friday 9 December at All profits will be equally split between IRGH adult nursing teams and the Pepper children’s nursing team.

Junior church and crèche 10am - 11am, during term time. All are welcome.

Princes Risborough Morning W.I. Wednesday 14th December - A talk given by Mrs J Dark entitled “Christmas Crackers”. Wednesday January 11th - Mike Payne will give a talk entitled “Story of Pinewood”.

Princes Risborough Sunday Markets

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

In the run up to Christmas the market in Princes Risborough will continue to run every Thursday in the High Street from 9am to 4pm. There are some wonderful stalls selling hand made jewellery, wool through to Artisan bread, French cheese and olives. Why not visit and take the chance to buy some Christmas gifts! The plant stall will also be selling Christmas wreaths and seasonal plants from the end of November. During December, there will also be a Children’s market on Saturday 3rd December and a Food and Craft market on Saturday 10th December. For further information, please contact:

December is the time of Santa Specials - with presents for each child travelling on the steam train. They run on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th and 24th December, and must be booked in advance on 01844 354117. Our traditional Carol Evening train is at 7pm on Saturday 17th December - book as above. Then, for those who need to blow away those post-Santa blues, enjoy a trip on our Mince Pie Specials, running on Tuesday 27th, Saturday 31st December, and Monday 2nd January 2012 - no need to book, just come along. Details and times on our web site,

St Mary’s Church

Princes Risborough Methodist Church Hall to Rent

On 30th October we had our first opportunity to worship in our wonderfully refurbished church. After 10 years of planning, praying and fund raising we now have a wonderful building with modern facilities. But St Mary’s is more than just a building, it is the home to vibrant and outward looking congregation determined to share the love of Christ with all. We have a range of services to suit all ages and tastes, we are involved in supporting our community and welcome you to join us. For more information please visit our website: or ring our Rector David Williams (01844 344784) or our Curate Jim Taylor on 01844 344654.

Princes Risborough Charter Market

Christmas cards and virtual gifts Once again a stunning range of Christmas cards will be available to buy, kindly sponsored this year by local companies. Order from the Christmas catalogue, available from all IRHH shops; call 01442 827699 or visit:

For your meetings or childrens parties.Daytime and evenings available @ Princes Risborough Methodist Church. For information please call 01844 344705. 52

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fish, French cheese and olives, through to plants, hand made jewellery, household linens, pet and bird food, and wool. The market has recently expanded and now runs down the High Street as well as in the car park at the back of the George and Dragon Pub.

Princes Risborough Music Society Carol Concert at the newly refurbished St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough Tuesday 20 December at 7.30pm. Tickets: £10.00 (children £5.00) to include Seasonal Refreshments from 01844 342202.

Risborough Area Community Bus Plans several outings during the run-up to Christmas: World’s End Garden Centre at Wendover on Saturday 10 December - 1 to 4.30 pm. £3.00; children: 5 - 16 - £1.50; under 5s - free Waddesdon Manor on Sunday 11 December 12.00 to 4.00 pm. House and Gardens, Christmas Food and Gardens and Carols. £6.00; children: 5 - 16 - £3.00; under 5s - free. Normal admission terms apply. Our unique DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE will be available for all outings. For information and bookings, please call 07941 963097.

Princes Risborough Bowls Club Was established in 1936, and this year has been our 75th Anniversary. From humble beginnings, which saw local businessmen set up a rink in a meadow just off what was then Back Lane, we now have a bowling green and clubhouse ranking amongst the best in the County. Each year we have members who suceed in county competitions and as a result play in the annual Championships at Worthing. The club is wholy owned by the membership and presently we have about 110 men and lady playing members and 50 social members. However we continually welcome new members. Neil Perry, Hon Sec tel no. 01844 346679

Risborough Rangers Football Club Giant Killers

Risborough Residents can be proud of their local football club Risborough Rangers who play in the south midlands football league (level 7) of the nonleague ladder. As they had a tremendous win in mid-October when they beat ex-conference club Aylesbury United in a 2nd round South Midlands challenge trophy 3-1 played at Leighton Town F.C. (the ducks shared home ground).The reds of Risboro thoroughly deserved the victory and the score line could have been even more emphatic, even the ducks officials said the best team won on the night as the hosts where shell shocked. The Gold Star Award was received from the Bucks Press for their achievement. Now Rangers move on to the 3rd round with another attractive match at home against high flying Leverstock Green who also play in the same south midlands premier league as the ducks. This game is being played on Saturday December 10th with a 1.30pm Kick Off, and rangers are hoping to go one step further this time. As last season in the same competition they beat 3 teams from a higher level and reached the semi-final going down 2 - 0 away at Chalfont St.Peter. The club welcome your support at their home ground of Windsors, Horsendon lane and the facilities would not look out of place at a higher level. If anyone would like an advertisement board at the ground this would also help to keep the club moving upwards and onwards, please log onto the club website www.risborough For any other info on fixtures there are posters up around town, and all match reports and up and coming games are in local papers The Bucks Herald and The Bucks Free Press (Stephen Burnett- RRFC Press Officer).

Risborough Rangers Girls FC Looking for Players Risborough Rangers Junior FC have two established girls teams at U10 and U12, playing fixtures weekly against local teams. No experience required, no need to book just turn up. Qualified coaches will guarantee a new skill learnt each week! If you would like to know more contact: Vicky Bonham 07922 865305 or visit our website:

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Help older people in Buckinghamshire stay warm and healthy this winter! Did you know? The Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax-free state benefit that’s paid automatically each winter to all eligible older people to help them keep warm in winter. For many older people this Payment is vital in helping them get through the cold winter.

The Big Heat Fund: Think Local. Give Local. This unique fund supports voluntary and community groups working in all parts of the county to help the most vulnerable older people this winter. The Big Heat Fund means that you can use your Winter Fuel Payment to help the most vulnerable older people in the county. You don’t have to give all your Payment, just whatever you’d like to give to help other older people this winter. And, if we can, the Foundation will also claim the Gift Aid on your donation. Just complete the form below and send it back to the Foundation at the address shown.

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