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APRIL 2013




Roald Dahl Museum, Dog of the Month, Book Review, Puzzles & Brand New Competition

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Editors Letter Welcome to the April issue of Princes Risborough View magazine. We do hope you like the front cover this month. It was taken by a local photographer, Gareth Hendley (page 32). He sent across many lovely pictures but we thought this one would bring a little bit of Spring to you after all this cold weather. An added bonus this month is our brand new competition which is in conjunction with the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. They have very kindly offered 4 tickets to Birds of a Feather in May so get your entries in now (details on page 12).

April will be a busy month for us here at Chiltern Directories as we move offices. We are not going far but we are very excited as we will have a bit more room and other local businesses as neighbours. Our business is expanding with the launch of our new magazine Thame View, last month, which seems to have been very well received but we are continuing to do what we do best and keep things local for you. Princes Risborough View has all the local community events and articles specific to your area and we are always looking for more so please do send ideas in to us. Until next month...

an Coralie & J Information for Advertisers Copy deadline 1st of the previous month. Advertisers rates from ÂŁ17 + 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 two similar magazines, Village View and Thame View) Magazines are available to view online at: 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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Recipe of the Month

Spiced Rack of Lamb with Fragrant Rice Serves 4, Ready in 1 hour

Perfect for a spring Sunday lunch or stylish supper this quick and easy lamb dish is full of flavor. Choose a couple of meaty racks of lamb from a good butcher and score the layers of fat before spreading with the harissa paste. Serve with a cooling garlic and mint yoghurt sauce. Ingredients:


• 1 tbsp harissa paste (see Tip)

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6. Spread the harissa paste over the lamb racks. Place the racks in an oiled roasting tin and add the onion wedges.

• 2 trimmed racks of lamb, each with 6 bones • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into slim wedges • 50g butter • 225g basmati rice, rinsed and drained • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed • 750ml vegetable stock • Generous pinch saffron strands • 50g sultanas • 40g flaked almonds, lightly toasted • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds Tip: Harissa paste is a fiery hot North African blend of red chilli peppers and spices – just a little goes a long way so use sparingly. You’ll find it in small jars near the dried herb and spice sections in most large supermarkets. 8

2. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes depending on how pink you like your lamb. Remove from the oven. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes – the lamb will be juicier and easier to carve. 3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a heavy-based pan until melted and foaming. Add the rice and garlic. Fry gently for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the rice is translucent. Pour in the stock. Add the saffron and bring to the boil, stirring. 4. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fork through to separate the grains. Add the sultanas, flaked almonds and pomegranate seeds. 5. Carve the lamb racks into individual cutlets and serve immediately with the fragrant rice and roast onion wedges.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is set to celebrate summer in style with plenty of shows to suit young and old! May sees music and mustsee comedy courtesy of The Specials, Steve Hackett, Reflections of a Rock & Roll Tour and the inimitable Jack Dee and Jimmy Carr. Oxford Philomusica return with Last Night of the 2012 BBC Proms violinist Nicola Benedetti and the venue’s Second Space has a live screening of National Theatre’s This House, a new play by James Graham. Terence Rattigan’s undiscovered comedy gem

Less Than Kind starring Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses, Green Green Grass) and William Gaminara (Silent Witness) arrives in June, and the beautiful Sofia National Ballet brings Don Quixote, Giselle and Swan Lake, accompanied by The Orchestra of Sofia National Ballet. For something different there’s the people’s medium Colin Fry, a party show with That’ll Be The Day celebrating the 50s, 60s and 70s, and a night like no other

with The Dreamboys and their Fit and Famous Tour. Mums and Dads – your school holiday treat is sorted! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show is taking you on a zany road trip with beautiful Cinderella, bouncy Tigger and Toy Story’s Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear to name just a few of Disney’s finest friends.

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see Birds of a Feather on Tue 14 May at 7.30pm starring original cast members Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph. Birds of a Feather ran for almost 10 years until 1998. Set in Chigwell, it chronicled the misadventures of Sharon Theodopolopoudos and Tracy Stubbs (Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson) and their man-eating neighbour, Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph). Pauline Quirke is most recently known for playing Hazel Rhodes in ITV1’s Emmerdale, and for her role in new ITV drama series starring alongside David Tennant, Broadchurch screened in March. Linda Robson has appeared on TV IN Jobs For The Girls, Grumpy Old Women and The Bill - not forgetting her dip into the jungle in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here… at the end of 2012. Lesley Joseph has recently been touring in the hugely-successful Calendar Girls and her TV work includes the ITV soap Night And Day as well as a host of other shows for


all the major channels including a regular spot on This Morning, Wish You Were Here, Stars in Their Eyes and Celebrity Come Dine with Me. Question: In the popular BBC TV series Birds Of A Feather, Sharon Theodopolopoudos, Tracey Stubbs and Dorien Green were all what? a) Plumbers b) Neighbours c) Crime scene investigators Email your answer to: Coralie at

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Stokenchurch Dog Rescue Dog of the Month


Hi there, my name is Hugo and I’m a 2 year old Crossbreed.

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Your Health Stepping Out Without Foot Pain… with the pain especially if there is some swelling around the joint. However, good footwear is very important, a wide toe-box or a rocker shoe.

The foot is one of the most complex parts of the body and an amazing piece of engineering. It consists of 28 bones connected by numerous joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Foot pain is very common and in this month’s article we are going to look at some of the causes of foot pain. A study in 2004 showed that 20% of men and 24% of women between the ages of 18 – 80 have experienced foot pain. It has been classified as disabling and linked to limitations in activities of everyday living and deterioration of health-quality of life. Hallux Rigidus, or osteoarthritis of the big toe is a degenerative condition, possibly a result of wear and tear on the joint over time. People of all ages can be affected, male or female, but it is more common in women over the age of fifty. Pain is most notable just before toe-off and can become worse with an elevated heel. Anti-inflammatory medication may help initially 18

A bunion, or Hallux Valgus, is a bony lump on the side of the foot, which develops when your big toe starts to angle towards your second toe. The bunion may eventually cause discomfort and pain and the skin over the lump can become red and sore. Bunions affect more women than men and seem to run in families. Correct footwear is essential to relieve the pain of a bunion, a wide toe box and a flat heel can slow down the process and alleviate discomfort. A Morton’s neuroma is a condition that affects one of the nerves that runs between the metatarsal bones in the foot, commonly between the third and fourth. It is caused by the nerve becoming inflamed and thickened. The pain may be intermittent at first and may radiate down one of the toes or to the top of the foot. Patient’s sometimes say they feel a burning sensation or a sharp pain, numbness or tingling. Tight or ill-fitting footwear often makes this condition worse so again, sensible footwear that is not too narrow will be a better option. Plantar fasciitis is when the band of tissue on the bottom

of the foot is over-stretched causing pain where it attaches to the heel bone. The pain is often worse first thing in the morning or after rest. Self help includes icing the area 3 or 4 times a day for 10 minutes duration; friction rub the area with a thumb to break down the thickened tissue; and stretching the calf muscles will ease the structure under the foot. There are a variety of interventions available for treating foot pain and orthotic insoles are widely prescribed as one form of conservative treatment that can have a positive outcome. While ‘off the shelf’ orthotics may give some relief, they tend to only do half the job. A recent study in 2008 reported that foot pain was significantly improved with custom made orthotics, as was health related quality of life. At The Luxton Clinic we take all types of foot pain very seriously and offer a full orthopaedic and biomechanical assessment. As well as offering a variety of conservative treatments we prescribe custom made orthotics which we believe to be a high quality product at a very reasonable price. If you would like more information or if you have foot pain, please phone TLC on 01844 352200.

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Effective treatment for all ages

Back Pain Frozen Shoulder Headaches Hip Pain Knee Pain Migraine Muscle Strain Neck Pain Sciatica Sports Injuries Tendonitis Tennis Elbow Trapped Nerves

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Book Review By Emily Hyde

The Fault in Our Stars: John Green The Fault in our Stars follows 16-year-old Hazel as she struggles through life – meeting new friends, falling in love all while dealing with Stage 4 thyroid cancer. At the age of thirteen, Hazel was diagnosed with cancer and came close to death not long after. Thanks to a new Miracle drug, Hazel has been given a few extra years. She expresses the desire to stay in her room but her forceful mother sends her to a support group for cancer patients in the local church hall. While at one of these meetings, she meets the mysterious Augustus Waters – an ex-basketball player and cancer amputee. The rest of the novel follows the two as they travel to Amsterdam to meet the author of Hazel’s favourite book, about another cancer patient, and they begin to fall in love. The book is written from Hazel’s point of view, with the subject of cancer being tackled and fully explained differently to most other books. Hazel is fully aware of what will happen to her and her attitude to her 20

diagnosis is inspiring. The novel explores the different areas of support that she is given and how these affect her. Her mother tries too hard to control her while her father is respectful but always aware of how delicate his daughter seems. Augustus Waters provides the perfect outlet for all her emotions and it is a pleasure to watch them grow as characters. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a more realistic read. It is an emotional and inspiring read. Fault in our Stars seems like another cancer survivor story but underneath it is a tragic story of two starcrossed lovers, much like a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Completely amazing and unput-downable. If you do enjoy Fault in our Stars, John Green has also written Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

John Green Born in Orlando, Florida in 1977, John Green is a successful American author, educator and YouTuber. He

has written several books to date, his work has been recognised with the Michael L.Prinz Award, and he is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Along with his brother Hank, John makes YouTube videos under the name ‘vlogbrothers’. In 2007, they started the Brotherhood 2.0 project and from this was born the most powerful fan group on the Internet, known as the Nerdfighters. They are also responsible for the record label DFTBA (Don’t Forget to Be Awesome). John currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife Sarah and son Henry. He is expecting a daughter later this year.

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Size Matters

A personal journey by Maureen Cole, Care Management Consultant at Independent Living, Princes Risborough. I have bunions – a consequence of cramming my sixteen year old feet into pointed stilettos and jiving away my lunchtimes and evenings in the Liverpool Cavern, so many years ago. I once sought orthopaedic advice, only to be told by the consultant that an operation


The good news is that we no longer need to sacrifice style for comfort.

might not be successful as I had by this time got ‘collapsed metatarsal heads.’ Painful personal experience prompted me to source footwear specially designed and manufactured for those of us with ‘problem feet.’

Our specially trained staff are here to measure your feet and offer advice and guidance. Why not call in and see us at Woodway, Princes Risborough or call us on 01844 273050.

All the footwear is available in a wide range of styles and colours.

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Cryptic Crossword

Across 1. Lethargic disorganised shopper, perhaps (8) 4. Creature with nothing to ponder about (5) 8. Night rates said to be used to promote growth (10) 10. Some William Blake poems include this (4) 11. Partners include an accountant in the search (4) 13. Goes with wall coverings and gates (10) 14. Very good at telling a joke (8) 16. Neglect ruined region (6) 17. Cuts the devil on board (6) 19. They’re never quite what they seem (8)

Down 1. Raises spirits to a new level (5)

12. It’s exactly on time (11) 15. Moments broadcast for example (8)

21. Mix what a dentist used and consumed (10)

2. Enormous Greek god in charge (7)

23. Boring down, usually low levels, initially (4)

3. Brilliant show raised powder with energy (5)

18. Recalls strange bingo hall workers (7)

25. Misty eyed, partly due to this, perhaps (4)

5. Work in one on view (7)

19. Control primary canal locks (5)

26. Smashed car! One coupon is plenty (10) 27. Old club that is missing money (5) 28. Excuses made before phone messages (7)

6. 1101 masterly productions show similarities (11) 7. Trios fly around without warmth (8) 9. Unruly roughs with nothing to lose express indifference (5)

20. Partly develop data back-up to find a young swimmer (7) 22. English duet performed this work (5) 24. Heads city report (5)

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Technology No April Fools: odd gadgets that really exist Every year, technology firms join in the April Fools fun - so for example in recent years Google announced self-driving racing cars, Toshiba pretended to make a 3D monocle and video site Animoto offered bark recognition for dogs. Not all odd-sounding technology items are fakes, though: there are some truly strange items and accessories out there. Some of the oddest items are related to smartphones and tablets, such as the iStuck mobile phone stand (£3) that looks like chewed bubblegum, the Knuckles iPhone case - designed to look like a knuckle duster - and the just-announced iPotty (£39), a child’s potty with a built-in iPad stand. The idea, apparently, is that letting children use iPads while on the potty will make toilet training a fun game. Other gadgets are more sensible, but rather odd looking - such as the iPhone SLR mount, which enables you to attach enormous SLR camera lenses to your phone. It might look like a novelty item,


but the price says otherwise: at the current US exchange rate, it’s £156 plus shipping and tax, and of course that doesn’t include the lenses. The mount is available for both Nikon and Canon lenses and promises to bring SLR effects such as variable depth of field to “the camera you carry with you every day”. Another odd-looking but fairly sensible gadget is the Handspresso Auto ESE, a portable espresso coffee maker designed for in-car use. It uses the Easy Serving Espresso pods you might have seen for ordinary domestic coffee makers, and it’s particularly handy for road warriors who’d rather not pay inflated prices for motorway service station coffees. At around £130 it isn’t cheap, but if you use it regularly it’ll soon pay for itself. You can buy odd things for your house too, and if you’re a musician or a fan of rock music you’ll appreciate the Marshall Fridge. From the outside it looks like the iconic Marshall amplifier stack, and it even uses authentic Marshall parts including the famous logo, fret cloth and brass-finished faceplate with knobs that go up to eleven, but inside it’s - yes! - a fridge. The manufacturer says it’s “the ultimate

combination of rock and refrigeration”. Yours for £405. Have you ever wished your fork could nag you about your eating? Good news if you have: the Hapifork (around £70) may look like an ordinary fork, but it’s stuffed with sensors that monitor how quickly you’re eating. It measures the number of times you put the fork in your mouth, the time between each serving and the total time you’ve spent eating, and vibrates and flashes if you’re eating too quickly. The data is then sent to your smartphone. For now the line-up doesn’t extend to other cutlery, but manufacturer HAPIlabs says a spoon is in development. The HAPIfork was one of several odd gadgets shown at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it wasn’t the oddest: we saw GPS-enabled gadgets such as the TrakDot luggage locator (around £30 plus a £10 annual subscription), Nano Nails, which turn long fingernails into styluses for touchscreens (price tbc); the iMusic BodyRhythm, a musicpowered massager that makes you look like you’re wearing a toilet seat around your neck (currently accepting pre-orders for $69, around £44), and the thoroughly odd Minime, which can create a phone case or a cuddly toy that includes a 3D rendering of your child’s face (or anybody else’s face). Expect to see Minime kiosks in shopping malls later this year.

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Spring Has Sprung!

With Easter now behind us and the clocks going forward, we really are in the gardening season. The sun has already made a few appearances and at last the soil is warming up. But do beware! The bigger garden centres will try to seduce you with huge stocks of tender bedding plants, some already in colour. There is no doubt they look appealing but don’t rush in and snap them all up. These plants will have been grown under glass in almost scientific conditions with temperatures kept at the optimum level. They will look a treat in your garden on a bright sunny April day - but a cloudless day in early Spring probably means a clear frosty night - and in the morning your beautiful bedding display will have been devastated by the cold. If you do want to put some early season colour in your garden or containers, stick with pansies, primroses and polyanthus. These plants are able to cope with cold nights and will stand up against any late frosts. 38

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Risborough Annual Town Festival Programme Released

The popular Street Fair will kick off this year’s annual town festival and culminate with a musical weekend with the Rollin Stoned set to headline Rizfest 2013. The increasingly popular street fair will be held in the High St on Saturday 6th July with an array of local stallholders who will be supported by musical performances from local schools in the Market Square. The 10K run and Children’s Chocolate Hunt on the 7th will be followed by a week long programme of events organised by local businesses, clubs and societies ranging from tours, talks, and walks. Rizfest kicks off on the evening of Friday 12th with a concert by Risborough’s own Skasouls. This concert will take place in the Community Centre in Wades Park. Skasouls will be supported by the fabulous Dung Beatles, the premier Beatles tribute act in the South East.

homage to their idols, albeit with an undercurrent of gentle parody never too far from the surface. The line-up also includes The Mighty Redox half punk/half hippy staples of Oxford music; playing upbeat psychedelic blues workouts of pure energy. Annirythmics will transport you back to the heady days of the Eighties, when Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart were the king and queen of the British music industry. Local “not just another Rock Band” Black Rose, with Splash the Cash playing a collection of Johnny Cash songs and local girls 2 Non Blondes and Popular Jake completing the days line up.

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Saturday 13th sees Rizfest move to the Princes Risborough School playing field where a day of music culminates with the Rollin Stoned providing a show that is an affectionate and skilfully observed

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Great Local Days Out

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This award-winning little Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year-olds and their families. It has three fun and fact-packed galleries along with George’s Crafty Kitchen, Miss Honey’s classroom, Cafe Twit and the Museum shop. Visitors can find out about Roald Dahl’s real life adventures and how they inspired his books, peek into his original Writing Hut, and make up their own gobblefunk words and stories, using the interactive displays. Some of the most popular activities include making your own stopframe animation film, exploring the cockpit of a WWII Gladiator, like the one Roald Dahl flew, testing your spark-factor on the Sparkometer and joining in the regular storytelling sessions. Over the Easter holidays, the Museum is offering a dazzling array of workshops and activities, including an Easter egg hunt and egg decorating sessions, an April Fools’ Day trail, as well as free storytelling and crafts. There will also be visits from some inspiring children’s authors, including Josh Lacey, author of Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted book The Dragonsitter. Josh is the Museum’s Writer in Residence and will be delivering exciting sessions at the Museum and a programme of workshops within local schools until June. Café Twit on site, serves tempting freshly-made lunches and snacks (including a mouth-watering choice of cakes), either inside the café, or in the pleasant cobbled courtyard, weather permitting. How about a generous slice of Bogtrotter chocolate cake washed down with a fizzy ice-cream swishwiffler? Healthy 52

home-made soups and salads are also on the menu for the more health-conscious visitor! The Museum is situated in the picturesque High Street of Great Missenden – the village that was home to Roald Dahl for 36 years until his death in 1990. Roald Dahl was determined that all his papers - manuscripts, photographs, his ‘Ideas Book’, correspondence (including his earliest letters home to his mother from boarding school) - should stay together. Visitors can take a peek behind the scenes at the Museum’s archive store on regular archive tours led by the Collections Manager and Archivist, Rachel White. There’s also a chance to explore the village and surroundings, using the Museum’s free Village Trail and Countryside Trail leaflets to discover some of the places which inspired Roald Dahl and which feature in the stories. The Village Trail includes directions to Roald Dahl’s grave above the village in the pretty churchyard of St Peter and Paul, the parish church. Don’t miss Araminta Fizzackerly, the wonderfully quirky old-fashioned sweet shop just opposite the Museum, which stocks all of Roald Dahl’s favourite sweets!

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Community Organisations

Risborough Countryside Group Brush Hill NR work parties Want to get involved in local wildlife projects? For details of conservation work parties at our local nature reserves contact Roger Newman from the Risborough Countryside Group on 01844 274101

Local Field Archaeology Are you interested in practical field archaeology, surveying, recording and interpreting local sites dating back to prehistory? For the Risborough Countryside Group’s busy 2013 programme of fieldwork contact Paul Green on 01844 346671

Wines of the World Wines of the world. An informal wine tasting, no previous knowledge required. Held at Princes Risborough community centre, 3rd Monday of every month at 20:00 07790149909

The Whitecross Hall Aylesbury Road, Monks Risborough. This “Village Hall” has a polished sprung floor making it very suitable for dancing, Yoga, Zumba etc. Easy access with a kitchen, stage, free heating, free parking and being on the Risborough Green Bus route makes it perfect for regular or occasional meetings. For information please call 01844 343584.

Risborough Area Community Bus Pick-ups by arrangement. Information and bookings please call 07941 963097

The Olive Branch Painters The Painters meet regularly Wednesday mornings in Studley Green Community Centre.

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Daytime and evenings available @ Princes Risborough Methodist Church. For information please call 01844 344705.

Princes Risborough Sunday Markets New stallholder enquiries are always welcome and if you are interested in booking a stall or would like further information about the market, please contact: info@ Please do come and support this local initiative which is organised by a small team of volunteers. Public car parks in the town are free on Sundays. Find us on FACEBOOK – Princes Risborough Sunday Market

Risborough Youth Club – Open For Business! Membership is open to any young person from in and around the town between 11 and 18 years of age. For further information, or to contact the Youth Club, you can visit the new ‘Risborough Youth Club’ facebook page, or via the Town Council

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

Princes Risborough Charter Market Don’t forget that the Princes Risborough Charter Market runs every Thursday in the High Street from 9am to 4pm, where there are a variety of stalls selling goods from fruit and vegetables, fresh 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.

Princes Risborough Bowls Club We continually welcome new members. Contact Angela Adlam, Hon Sec tel no. 01844 345423

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Community Events

Princes Risborough Heritage Society The Risborough Heritage Society will be holding a short AGM at their final meeting of the season, on Tuesday April 9th, followed by a look at some pictures of Princes Risborough that you may never have seen before. These come from the collection of Chris Kingham, Mike Payne and Sandy MacFarlane and will be shown after the AGM. There are some fascinating, and sometimes mystifying slides and some of the descriptions that reveal all will no doubt surprise you. Do come along and enjoy yet another trip down memory lane. The meeting will be at the Wellington Avenue School and will start at 8pm as usual.

The Monks Risborough Horticultural Society The Monks Risborough Horticultural Society will be having Amanda Ruse come to talk to the members again on Friday April 19th. She will be presenting ‘Adventures in the Vegetable Plot’ which sounds interesting to say the least! The meeting will be at St Dunstan’s Church Hall and will start at 8pm. Do come along and listen to Amanda, who always gives a good talk.

Princes Risborough Country Market We are under the Market House, Market Square, Princes Risborough every Thursday morning 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. As many of you will know we are a local co-operative (formerly WI Market) selling locally made marmalades, preserves, cakes, craft and plants. We are now into the gardening season and have perennials, annuals, etc. all locally grown so we know they will suit your soil. Do come and have a look at us on a Thursday morning we are a bit further up than the usual Thursday Market (under the Market House where you can see the clock) We’re well worth a visit. For further information please look at our website at www.buckscountrymarkets or ring Lorraine on 01844 3472320

1st Princes Risborough Scout Group We are seeking a volunteer Group Scout Leader (GSL) to act as manager of the 1st Princes Risborough Scout Group. If you are interested in this opportunity, please call our Chairman, Dave Walker on 01844 274718 or email for further details.

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway April sees the start of our programme of evening events, with the first on April 13th - a Quiz Night on the Watlington Flyer. This starts at 7.00 pm, with a general knowledge quiz while travelling on board the diesel hauled train, and includes a fish and chip supper served to your seat. Bookings for this event to Don on 07979 055366. April 6th also sees the first of this year’s Wildlife On The Move days, when volunteers from the Chilterns Conservation Board commentate en-route as the Railcar journeys the line - four trains that day. Then, on April 21st it is the Steam and Diesel Gala - all available locos will be in operation on a frequent timetable, with a free bus service between Princes Risborough Station and Chinnor - timetable on the website.

Princes Risborough Afternoon W.I. Our April meeting is going to be a somewhat follow on from our first outing of the year, that outing was to Hearing Dogs at Saunderton to see where the dogs get their training for such important work that they are about to take on. Whilst not only a talk on dogs, our guest speaker Mr Tim Addison is going to tell us true stories that he and some of his colleagues have come across in rescuing wildlife. It sounds fascinating and difficult at times. Last month Anton of Anton Chocolates came along & demonstrated his such tempting range of chocolates and left lots for us to sample!! That was followed by a birthday tea, not just a cuppa & a biscuit this time, shut your eyes & you could imagine you were at the Ritz, with all the tempting sandwiches and cakes served on special old time tea services, by committee members. Well done ladies!

Princes Risborough Morning W.I. The next meeting is on Wednesday April 10th in Carrington Room of the Community Centre . We will be having a talk by Barbara Askew entitled Happy & Glorious: English Coronations.

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Princes Risborough Music Society We meet on Tuesday evenings during the school term at Princes Risborough School, Merton Road, and our rehearsals begin on 11th September. For further information about the society please contact Rosemary Scott-Smith on 01844 344083 or visit our website

St Dunstans Church Spring Concert, St Dunstan’s Church, Saturday April 20th 7.00 pm The musicians from the Trio D’Hiver are back by demand playing a popular programme of classical music including pieces by Beethoven and Dvorak. Tickets £8.00 (special deals apply) from Pat Kimber Tel 273942 or David Shuttle in Princes Risborough

St Mary’s Church Details of our weekly services and events for the month can be found at In particular, everyone is welcome to our regular events: Thursdays 1030 am. Coffee in the Chapter House; Fridays 1000 am. Pop In at the Princes Centre Clifford Road Sunday 7 April at 3pm. Open Door in the Chapter House (A Swiss Teas – the best free tea in Princes Risborough!)

St Mary’s Pre-School Family Fun Day: Nursery Rhymes Saturday 27 April 2013: 2-4pm. Community Centre (Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough) Calling all families! Join St Mary’s Pre-School in our ‘Nursery Rhymes’ Family Fun Day! Why not join in the fun by coming in fancy dress - Little Bo Peep, Humpty Dumpty, The Grand Old Duke of York and other characters will all be welcome. Alternatively, come just the way you are and join in the many activities on offer: children’s arts and crafts, bouncy castle, Kindergym, tombola, raffle, lucky dip, fancy dress & colouring competitions and stalls from local businesses - plus more! Refreshments available, including homemade biscuits and cakes! 60

All welcome. Admission: adults £1, children free. All proceeds go to St Mary’s Pre-School.

Princes Risborough Methodist Church A welcoming friendly Church with services each Sunday at 10.00am, together with Junior Church and Crèche during term time. After the service enjoy a chat over refreshments. Various activities/fellowship groups take place. Further information can be found at A school room is available to hire for meetings or children’s parties. More information contact 01844 344705.

Princes Risborough Bowls Club Princes Risborough Bowls Club, based off New Road in the centre of Princes Risborough, opens its green on 14th April for the new outdoor bowling season. Have you ever played, or thought that you would like to play, outdoor bowls? Interested? If so, come along to an Open Afternoon on Saturday, 4th May from 2.30 pm when Club Officials and Coaches will be available to give help and advice. Have a trial ‘roll-up’ (shoes and bowls will be available) and take the first step to learning a new and absorbing game. The Club is offering a special half-rate subscription this year for those adults who have never played outdoor bowls before- an offer too good to miss! The Club has organised a balanced mix of matches over the summer, designed to present opportunities for bowlers of all abilities and ambitions, from friendly inter-Club Matches to County and National Competitions. In addition, the Club will be running an extensive programme of internal Club Competitions and events for members’ enjoyment - there will be something for everyone. Don’t delay - contact Club Secretary, Angela Adlam on 01844 345423, or e-mail for further information on how to become a member of this friendly and sociable Club.

The Rotary Club of Princes Risborough Black Prince Cycle Ride. In Aid of the Princes Day Centre – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2013. For more information please contact David Troup on 01296 747735 or email or check the Rotary Club website

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April Indoor Meeting Tuesday 2nd April 2013 Our 2013 programme of talks continues on Tuesday April 2nd at 8pm in the Community Centre with another visit from Dr Keith Lucas, describing how his botanical expertise has been applied to criminal investigation! A fascinating account about a highly unusual aspect of wildlife study by this renown scientist and naturalist. Visitors Welcome. Ring 01844 274865 for details. Spring wildlife walk Friday April 5th 2013 Join the Risborough Countryside Group on visit to a local nature reserve for early migrant birds, those early signs of spring. . Some paths may be muddy! Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Friday April 5th 10am - 1pm. Non members welcome. Meet the Mount Car Park Princes Risborough at 9.30am. Ring 01844 274865 to book a place, organise a lift to the start point or for further details.

Risborough Rangers Football Club For further information about the Football Club please contact Stephen Burnett (Press Officer) on 07976 631122 or visit our website

Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club Open Day Saturday 27th April – Play tennis for free. Games, competitions, Fun Activities, Sportscene Equipment. Children & Families 11.0012.30pm, Juniors (12-18) 12.45 – 2.15pm, Adults 2.30-5.00 pm. BBQ 12-2pm. Discounted membership for new members joining on the day. For more information ring 01844 290214

Railex 2013 Model Railway Exhibition Risborough & District Model Railway Club, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP. Saturday 25th May 10.30-5.30, Sunday 26thMay 10.00-5.00 Admission: Adults £8.00, Child £5.00, Family(2+3) £18.00 On Sunday only - up to 2 children admitted free with an accompanying paying adult. Many Model Railway Layouts from all over the country, as well as around 50 manufacturers and traders. There is limited on site carparking, so we recommend that you use the carparks in Aylesbury and catch the free vintage bus from the railway station, which will also link up with Chiltern trains services from London Marylebone. For full details see our website Contact David Lane Tel: 01296 437475 Email:

Buckinghamshire Open Gardens 2013 Sunday 7th April  11am to 3pm £3.50, Kingsbridge Farm, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham MK18 2EJ. Thursday 18th April 2 to 5pm £3.00 Hall Farm, Little Linford, Milton Keynes, MK19 7EA

Chinnor Community Swimming Pool at St Andrew’s School Grand Opening! The Chinnor Community Swimming Pool committee are thrilled to announce that the new retractable roof is now finished - it looks amazing! We have a flooring project to complete, a few odd maintenance jobs to do (any help on these would greatly accepted!), and then the pool will be officially opened on Monday 6th May. Do watch out for posters about the opening, which will include details of a fun Village Treasure Hunt. The pool is there for all families (children up to 11 years old) to enjoy, learn to swim and have fun in. We offer pool parties, swimming lessons, Ladies only swims, fun swim sessions and one to one lessons. Can you help? We are always looking for new committee members and more volunteers to be trained as Lifeguards as well as volunteers to help with maintenance jobs. For more information please call Carrie Mumby, Chair of the Chinnor Community Swimming Pool on 07782 879971. Thank you for your continued support. 61


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