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MARCH / APRIL 2013

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THAME VIEW SERVING THE RESIDENTS AND SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES DELIVERED FREE TO 8000 HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN THAME, TETSWORTH, POSTCOMBE AND MORTON.

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Editors Letter We are extremely excited to welcome you to the first issue of Thame View, your Local community and business magazine, delivered free to 8000 homes and business in and around Thame. We have had a fantastic response from both community organisations and advertisers, with many businesses booking space as soon as they knew Thame View was launching. We have free community space and will be including a ‘Useful Numbers’ page in the next issue, so please get in touch ( thameview@live.co.uk / 07500048230) and let us know if you would like your details promoted both in the magazine and on our website www.chilterndirectories.co.uk. You can also view our 2 other magazines here too. We do hope you enjoy reading the magazine and we would like to thank Cuttle Brook (p12) and Thame Players ( p22) for their first contributions. We also want to say a big thank you for our first front cover photo © Nick White/Thame Digital Camera Club. We aim to include local articles, places of interest and help promote businesses and community to 8000 homes and businesses in the Thame area. Let us help you spread the word about your upcoming community event. We also need deliverers so if you might be interested in a small part time job, then please contact us (see p13) for more details.

Information for Advertisers Copy deadline 1st April, 1st June, 1st Aug, 1st Oct, 1st Dec and 1st Feb. Advertisers rates from £16 + vat per issue. (Based on 1/8th 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 thameview@live.co.uk for more information or to reserve advertising space. Distribution: Thame View is delivered to 8000 homes and businesses in Thame, Tetsworth, Postcombe and Morton. (We also publish two similar magazines Princes Risborough View and Village View) Magazines are available to view online at www.chilterndirectories.co.uk 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 To advertise call 07712 816336 or salesthame@live.co.uk PAGEpass 4 to a friend first.


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Cuttle Brook –

Thame’s very own wildlife haven Nestled between the Oxford Road and the Phoenix Trail, Cuttle Brook nature reserve is probably one of Thame’s best-kept secrets. Covering around 30 acres, the reserve boasts a huge variety of habitats, from wild flower meadows to woodland. Its centrepiece, however, consists of the reed and sedge beds, which are nationally rare. In the summer they become a breeding ground for visiting birds, such as sedge warblers and reed buntings, as well as native wildlife, such as dragonflies and demoiselles. The meadows are a haven for butterflies, moths and bees, and last year, for the first time since a management regime was implemented in 1995, orchids have been seen. The brook itself originates in the Chiltern Hills and meanders through the middle of the reserve, until it eventually meets up with the River Thame. A recent study, carried out by an environmental science student, revealed native crayfish – the White-clawed crayfish, living in the brook. This is a real find as it is a globally threatened species and a conservation priority in the UK and Europe. Cuttle Brook is owned by Thame Town Council and managed by a group of volunteers, working two halfdays per month: every third Sunday and last Wednesday. PAGE 12

Last year Cuttle Brook Conservation Volunteers put in around 856 hours on the reserve, of which a large proportion was spent repairing paths, clearing rubbish, mending boardwalks and generally making it accessible and enjoyable for visitors. The rest of their time is dedicated to managing the wildlife habitats. At the moment Cuttle Brook is largely the domain of dog walkers. However, it is a wonderful resource that could be much better utilised by the people of Thame. There are many paths that criss-cross the reserve, leading to interesting places, such as the pond, the reed beds and the meadows – great places for nature walks and school, or college, field studies. Or why not bring a picnic to enjoy in the family area? If you are looking to get fit in 2013, how about a break from gym? Come and get some exercise in the fresh air with the volunteers. This year they have received funding to replace the main bridge and could do with a few extra pairs of hands. Whatever you do this year, make a date to visit your local nature reserve – you may be surprised at what you discover! Find out more about how you can get involved in the community pages.

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BROWNS

Providing Garage Services Since 1936

Browns have been in the servicing and repair business since 1936 when William Brown opened the first garage in Beaconsfield. Subsequent generations of the Brown family have opened garages in High Wycombe, Bourne End, Loudwater and Seer Green, holding Ford, Skoda and Suzuki franchises as well as Gilera motorcycles. Alex Brown, the great grandson of William, has now opened a garage in Thame. Cars may have changed considerably since 1936, but good old fashioned service, and a hands on approach are just as importnat to Alex as they were to his grandfather. Alex’s background is in the F1 industry where he worked for Renault for ten years twice winning both the Drivers & Constructors World Championships. Alex is joined by his father Ian Brown and co-director Shaun Slade. Shaun is a highly trained technician with 20 years experience. Shaun is fully trained on Ford, Volkswagon, Suzuki, Toyota, Land Rover and Lotus. We thrive on the satisfaction and recommendations of our customers and with this is mind, we don’t want to just meet your expectations; we want to exceed them.

for a GREAT SERVICE come to Browns All Makes Servicing, Repairs & Tyres

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Jewellery designed and produced to your specifications, or choose from our extensive range of new, secondhand and antique pieces. l Diamond merchants (certified stones always available) l Antique restorations l Hand engraving

l Valuations: insurance and (carried out on the premises) l Insurance claims advisors l Complete repair service

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Servicing of Rolex, Tag, Omega, Raymond Weil, Gucci etc. Batteries fitted and waterproof testing carried out on the premises. Top prices paid in cash for antique and modern jewellery, watches (especially Rolex), coins, gold, silver, platinum and scrap precious metals. Part exchange available.

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Your Health

Headaches

Headaches? Feeling “muzzy” or lethargic? In our second article on headaches and migraine we look specifically at cervicogenic headaches and neck pain. The term “Cervicogenic” comes from the fact that the pain experienced is due to a problem in the cervical portion of the spine (the neck). Cervicogenic headaches are caused by irritation of joints and muscles in the neck. When neck muscles spasm they can put pressure on nerves that travel to the head and radiate pain into the scalp. Joints in the top of the neck also share a nerve supply with the scalp and can cause pain referral. A whiplash injury is a common cause of this type of headache. The classical symptom of a cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and progressively moves into the head. Those with the condition often experience a lowered tolerance of pain, making management of the pain sometimes difficult. Head and neck movement, rather than offering relief, can often make the headache worse. The neck usually becomes very tender to the touch upon the onset of the headache and responds very well to Osteopathic treatment. At The Luxton Clinic we treat many patients with headaches and we also treat different types of neck pain. Non-Specific Neck Pain Many people develop a stiff and painful neck for no obvious reason. It may happen after sleeping or sitting in a draught or perhaps after a minor twisting injury, for example while cleaning or gardening. It is the most common type of neck pain and often disappears after a few days. If it doesn’t resolve within a couple of days it is wise to have an examination and treatment before the body begins compensating with altered posture. Tension Most muscles of the body relax completely when they are not being used but some muscles have to work all the time in order to keep your body upright. Muscles at the back of your neck must PAGE 20

always be tensed, otherwise your head would fall forwards when you are sitting or standing. When these muscles work too hard or are not strong enough, it can cause neck pain and tension headaches. People who are worried or under stress often sub-consciously tighten their muscles more than is necessary to hold their head upright. Tension headaches are very common and are often wrongly called migraines. Working at a computer station and sitting slumped with head forward loads the neck muscles and may create tension headaches. Osteopathic Treatment After assessing the function and quality of neck and joint movement, we check the muscle and fascial tension along with its relationship to the spine and head. We apply soft tissue techniques to soften muscle tension with positional release for the fascia. We may follow this up with articulation and encourage joint release where necessary. We also use gentle Cranial Osteopathic techniques to rebalance the rhythmic function of the spine and cranium. Recommended exercises for correcting poor posture are also a part of treatment and consultation.

If you would like to make an appointment to see one of the osteopaths at The Luxton Clinic please phone 01844 352200. Our patients often report increased vitality with improved concentration and sense of well-being after treatment.

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• Corns, callus and hard skin • Cracked heels • Fungal infections and athlete’s foot • Nail cutting and filing • Thickened and fungal nails

• Biomechanics and gait analysis • Custom orthotics • Diabetic assessment and foot care • Foot and heel pain • Footwear advice • Sports injuries

Adult Feet...Working Feet...Children’s Feet...Sporty Feet....

Podiatry Appointments Mon – Sat Debby Luxton BSc (Hons), MChS HCPC Registered Podiatrist

Clinics at: Lower Road CHINNOR, OX39 4DU

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For appointments:

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

Osteopathy Also: Cranial Osteopathy Paediatrics & Post-natal Osteopathy Saturday appointments

Tel: 01844 352200 Ian Luxton D.O Victoria Inglis-Smith B.Ost, MSc Roger Whalley M.Ost Registered Osteopaths

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The Players Theatre in Thame

Did you know that Thame has it’s very own theatre right in the heart of town? Thame Players Theatre Company run five productions a year, host up to 30 outside shows and a cinema club called Thame Cinema 4 All. The building was transformed in 2002 and now includes a high standard of amenities, facilities for the disabled as well as excellent stage and technical facilities. Further improvements are planned for 2014. There is ample free parking in the main car park in Thame.

30th March 2013 Twelfth Night A Rumdoxy Production 7.45 one night only. Tickets £10 and £8 6th April 2013 Strictly Gershwin with New Foxtrot Serenaders 7.45 one night only. Tickets tbc 7th—11th May 2013 Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward 7.45 Thame Players show. Tickets £9 and £8 Thame Cinema 4 All showings on 16th, 22nd and 23rd March, 18th April and 18th May Tickets on the door. For further details of all these shows please look at the website on www.thameplayers. co.uk and click the Buy Now button to order tickets. Alternatively contact Tickets Anywhere on 01844 217228. To discuss hiring the theatre either for corporate events during the day or for evening performances please email us on thameplayers@aol.com to see if the theatre is available. With top of the range technical facilities, raked seating and bar facilities we are ideal for corporate events.

Forthcoming shows

5TH - 10th March 2013 Deep Blue Sea, by Terence Rattigan, 7.45 Thame Players show Tickets £9 and £8 conc 15th March 2013 The Pillowman An Ad Astra Production 7.45 one night only Tickets £7

Or if you’d like to support the theatre in it’s future development plans please contact the Chairman Pat Shepherd on p.k.shepherd@btinternet.com to discuss how. www.thameplayers.co.uk

24th March 2013 Far From the Madding Crowd A Myriad Production 7.45 one night only Tickets £9 and £8 PAGE 22

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Recipe

Lemon Chicken with Tabbouleh This is a great way to turn simple and very economical chicken portions into a delicious Mediterranean-style supper. If you have time, make the tabbouleh a few hours in advance to let the flavours fully develop.

Serves 4 Ready in 45 minutes Ingredients 1 lemon, thinly sliced 4 large chicken thigh portions (or 8 small thigh portions) 4 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp clear honey, warmed 225g bulgar wheat (see tip) ½ cucumber, finely diced 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh chopped mint 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas 5. Push a lemon slice under the skin of each chicken thigh. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken over a medium-high heat until golden brown all over. Transfer to a shallow roasting tin and arrange the rest of the lemon slices around the chicken. 2 Mix together 1 tbsp of the lemon juice with the honey and pour over the chicken. Roast for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. PAGE 24

3 Meanwhile, place the bulgar wheat into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave for 30 minutes until grains are soft. Stir well and drain off any excess water. 4 Stir in the rest of the olive oil and lemon juice and season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the cucumber, spring onions, mint and coriander and mix well. Serve the hot roast chicken on the tabbouleh with any juices from the roasting tin poured over. TIP Bulgar wheat is a type of wheat grain that has been parboiled, dried then finely crushed. It is similar to couscous but has more texture and bite. You’ll find it in most large supermarkets or health food shops.

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INSTRUCTION TAKEN IN YOUR OWN HOME Betsy is a qualified Solicitor who comes to you to help with:

Wills • Probate • Trusts • Inheritance Tax planning Lasting Powers of Attorney • General elderly client work

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“May I say what a pleasure it was working with you. You are a considerate professional, not to mention a lot of fun! Thank you for your unending patience.”

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Book Reviews

Creature Comforts ‘Hang spring-cleaning!’ cries Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. The critters are emerging from hibernation, and so are we. We’ve picked a selection of the best novels where animals are calling the shots. What better way to welcome in the warmer weather, than with some tales from the riverbank… and beyond? Watership Down by Richard Adams Fiver can sense impending doom. Something very bad is coming to the rabbit warren and fleeing is the only way to save the clan. His brother Hazel knows that Fiver is never wrong and so they embark on the journey of a lifetime to find sanctuary at Watership Down. Crammed full of amazing rabbit folklore, myths, legends and even their own language of ‘Lapine’, we become totally immersed in Fiver and Hazel’s world, carried along on this amazing and perilous journey across southern England. Is that ‘Bright Eyes’ I can hear? War Horse by Michael Morpurgo Based on the true story of a horse named ‘Warrior’, War Horse follows the tale of Joey, a young mount who is sold to the cavalry for service in the First World War and the attempts of his previous owner Albert to bring him home safely. But Albert isn’t old enough to enlist and so sets off under his own steam to try and find his beloved Joey. It’s an amazing story of bravery and friendship, set against the bloodiest of backdrops and you can’t help but gallop alongside the intrepid pair. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Wilbur really is ‘some pig’ and it’s up to a spider named Charlotte to tell the world. Bashful and whimsical Wilbur is horrified to learn that he’s facing the chop. His human protector, Fern, might not be able to save him all on her own and it looks PAGE 26

like it’s up to the barn’s resident arachnid to save his bacon. Can Charlotte convince the farmer that Wilbur really is worth hanging onto; how can a spider be that persuasive? Ok, so the clue is in the title but this is a thoroughly charming tale that will have you laying off the sausages, and letting the cobwebs hang around a bit longer, way after you’ve put the book down.

Animal Farm by George Orwell Originally subtitled ‘A Fairy Story’, this was Orwell’s allegory for events leading up to the Russian Revolution and not a light and fluffy bedtime story for children after all. It tackles greed and corruption, injustice and pig-ignorance, if you’ll pardon the pun. Revolution is in the air at Manor Farm when the drunken layabout of a farmer, Mr Jones, forgets to feed his animals. Pigs Napoleon and Snowball lead the rebellion and bring power to all those on four legs. But in time, the uprising takes an unexpected downturn. Remember: ‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others’. White Fangby by Jack London Set in Canada during the gold rush at the end of the 1800s, White Fang is the story of a half dog-half wolf hybrid puppy and his attempts to find his place in the world. It’s an epic story of survival, with White Fang struggling against the violent backdrop of the Yukon Territory and then the equally menacing and threatening life that awaits him as he is adopted by American Indian Grey Beaver and attempts to live as a domesticated canine. White Fang’s new life is just as brutal, as he fails to be accepted by other young dogs and so reverts to being the ‘lone wolf’, detached and isolated in the frozen wastelands.

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Music in the Park 2013

Thame’s fantastic family music festival is back! Put Sunday May 12th in your diaries now! That’s when Thame’s fantastic family festival Music in the Park will take place. With a wide variety of music and dance on offer, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The event will feature two main stages with live music and dance, an acoustic stage and a dedicated electronic music stage.

Have fun dancing the day away or chill out with a leisurely picnic. Of course, there will also be all the usual goodies you’d expect at a festival, including tasty real ales, a wide variety of delicious foods, fun activities for children and adults, and beautiful arts and crafts. The music programme features many local artists as well as acts from further afield. Already confirmed for this year are Hats off to Led Zeppelin, the tribute act that wowed www.chilterndirectories.co.uk

visitors last year, as well as the Dung Beatles (Beatles tribute act), the Muttz Knuttz, Little Bill’s Big Band, Stone Cold Broke and Bootlegger. Headlining will be Oxfordshire-based Bolt from the Blue, who will thrill visitors with a high-energy show packed with soul and R&B classics. Last year’s Music in the Park attracted some 3,500 visitors and raised more than £8,000 for the Friends of Elms Park to help improve the Park for the people of Thame.

Visitor feedback was fantastic and we aim to make sure this year’s event lives up to expectations! Keep an eye on the website (www.musicinthepark.org.uk) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ MusicInTheParkThame) for news of tickets and the full programme of events.

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Community March 2013

N.O.W. National Organisation of the Widowed. We meet every third Sat. of the month at the Guide HQ. in Southern Road, Thame at 2.00pm. We have a variety of Speakers at the meetings as well as some entertainment & a special Luncheon at Christmas. The annual entrance fee is £19 & we offer free tea & coffee at meetings. We’re a registered Charity that exists to support all those who have lost a partner. We are NOT a counselling service - but an Organisation run by the widowed for the widows (Male & Female) which offers support & friendship for people who have experienced similar loss & understand the problems. For further info: email dianne.hirst100@btinternet.com Meeting dates for 2013: March 16th, April 21st (A.G.M.) May 18th at 2.00pm. Cuttle Brook Conservation Volunteers (CBCV) Cuttle Brook Conservation Volunteers (CBCV) is a diverse group, ranging from young adults to retired people and everything in-between. We do a wide variety of work, including: coppicing/pollarding; planting trees and shrubs; building infrastructure, such as bridges and boardwalks; wildlife surveys and the never-ending litter picking! There is always a lot to do and we can find something for everyone, of all ages and abilities. We have two work parties per month, on the third Sunday and the last Wednesday. We meet at 10am in the recreation ground car park. All tools are provided, plus refreshments. Work finishes around 1pm. Contact: Elaine Aldridge (01844) 292307 Email: leafylaine@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.cuttlebrook.org.uk Thame Players Theatre Company Ltd Thame Players are delighted to announce their online booking facility is on their website on www.thameplayers.co.uk so all their shows and most visiting shows can be booked from the comfort of your own chair. Or ring Tickets Anywhere and they can do it for you. The theatre is situated in the heart of Thame in Nelson Street, next door but one to the Fire Station. February 9th February 2013 The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, Ubiquitous Touring Company 7.45 pm.Ubiquitous Touring Company have had to make a late change to their programme and so have taken on The Birthday Party by Harold PAGE 28

Pinter instead of the previously advertised show called Art. Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first performed in 1958 and is now a modern classic, produced and studied throughout the world. This production is on for one night only on Saturday 9th February at 7.45 pm. Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions, available online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame, Tel 01844 217228. March 2013 shows are: 5th to 10th March 2013 Deep Blue Sea, by Terence Rattigan, Thame Players production. It is a passionate drama of unrequited love set in the early 1950s of bleak post war London. England is still a chill age of austerity and ration books and a cold climate for love. The Deep Blue Sea begins with an act of despair and ends with an act of almost heroic resignation. Directed by Yvonne Maxwell this show runs for 5 nights from Tuesday to Saturday with curtain up at 7.45pm. Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions, available online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame, Tel 01844 217228. 15th March 2013 The Pillowman An Ad Astra Production 7.45 pm Katurian Katurian, a writer of grisly short stories often showing violence against children, has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders. When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to his execution but attempts to save his stories from destruction. This production is on for one night only on Friday 15th March at 7.45 pm. Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions, available online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame, Tel 01844 217228 24th March 2013 Far From the Madding Crowd A Myriad Production 7.45 pm Adapted for the stage by Connie Stephens this is romantic, funny and devastating all at once. Far From the Madding Crowd is Hardy’s eulogy to Dorset and his attempt to understand why human beings can be so cruel to each other. This production is on for one night only on Sunday 24th March at 7.45 pm. Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions, available online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk,

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Community March 2013

Thame, Tel 01844 217228 30th March Twelfth Night A Rumdoxy Production 7.45 pm A modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic play performed by Rum Doxy Theatre Company who make a welcome return to The Players Theatre. This production is on for one night only on Saturday 24th March at 7.45 pm. Tickets are £10 and £8 concessions, available online from www.thameplayers.co.uk or from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame, Tel 01844 217228 Thame Badminton Club Thame Badminton Club welcomes players for both social and competitive play every Wednesday evening from 8:00pm - 10:00 pm at Thame Leisure Centre. Non-members and visitors are welcome any time to pay and play, and for those who would like to test their skills in competition, we also have a number of teams playing in local leagues in both Aylesbury and Oxford. For more information Please contact either: Club Chairman - Rob Sutton at rob@robsuttonmarketing.com, Tel: 01865 890580 , or Club Secretary - Jacqui Williams at jacquiw63@yahoo.co.uk, tel 01296 747951 VP PR Thame Speakers Thame Speakers meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:45pm to 10pm at the Chinnor Rugby Club. Non-members are very welcome to come along and watch the speakers for free. The club’s objective is to help its members improve their speaking skills, confidence and leadership skills. By providing the opportunity to give short speeches and receive constructive feedback from other members, Thame Speakers is the perfect place to learn important presentation and communication skills. Whether you have to speak in front of an audience as part of your job, or have an occasion coming up that requires you to make a speech, Thame Speakers can help you learn the essential skills you need. If you’d like to come along and watch a meeting, just turn up at the meeting room in the rugby club or call 01844 358189 for more information. We will also be holding our club’s 1st round of the 2013 “International Speech & Evaluation competition @ Chinnor Rugby Club Thame on Wednesday 27th February. www.thamespeakers.co.uk www.chilterndirectories.co.uk

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway The Railway opens for the new 2013 season, during March. The first day is March 10th, Mothers’ Day, when we run the very popular offer of Mums travelling free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger. Also, not forgetting the extremely popular cream teas that day - bring Mum along for a free ride, and treat her ...... a call to Don on 07979 055366 will secure a reservation for you. Then, at the end of March, 29th to April 1st, we will be running our Easter Specials, with refreshments for all, including a chocolate egg for the children, and a hot cross bun for the adults. See you all there !! Thame Digital Camera Club Cross Keys Public House, Thame Held on the 1st Monday of each month emailus@thamedigitalcameraclub.co.uk www.thamedigitalcameraclub.co.uk

Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service Community Learning Would you like a programme of learning designed especially for you? Are you a group of adults over 19? Friends, neighbours, work colleagues who belong to a club or society, community or voluntary organisation? We have a generous fee remission policy for people on benefits and a learning support fund you can apply to for help with fees. We have expertise in a wide range of subjects Some examples are: Languages Healthy Living & Therapies Creative Home Crafts Music Cookery Home Grown Business Enterprise Contact Carole Lushington on 07766367904 or the team at PCDL@oxfordshire.gov.uk to discuss your options. Please call Coralie on 07500 048230 or email thameview@live.co.uk if you would like your community event or contact details included on these pages for FREE.

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Visit The Lambert Arms

Upcoming Events: Race Night and Buffet Friday 8th March - £9.95 per person Mothers Day Sunday 10th March - £23.50 per adult with a gift for Mum Abba Tribute Friday 22nd March - £24.50 per person Easter Sunday Sunday 31st March - Fantastic Sunday Roast Menu

Wedding Open Evening Thursday 25th April - 6pm - 9pm Triple Decades Disco and Buffet Friday 26th April - £9.95 per person Wedding Open Day Sunday 12th May 11am - 3pm Michael Buble Tribute Friday 17th May - £24.50 per person

Looking for the perfect venue for your function, please do just call us on 01844 351496 or email events.lambertarms@bespokehotels.com

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Tel: 01844 220035 Email: info@tillynilly.com View or shop online at www.tillynilly.com/store FREE delivery to Thame View readers – use offer code TVDEL Visit The Stoneworld Gallery 43a Upper High Street, Thame OX9 2DW where you will find our fabulous handblown glass vases and other decorative pieces

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