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MAY / JUNE 2013



Join this l year’s carniva on Saturday 15th June



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Editors’ Letter Welcome to the second issue of Thame View magazine. We have been absolutely delighted with the positive comments and encouraging response to the magazine. So much so, that this issue is already bigger and filled with articles and even more pages of community information. Thank you to everyone that sent things across. We would like to credit the wonderfully colourful front cover to (see advert p.32). They sent many fantastic pictures of last year’s Thame Carnival but we thought this one would make everyone smile. Do go along and join this year’s carnival on Saturday 15th June (see page 10). Let’s hope for a lovely sunny day and all look forward to seeing what musicals people will portray in the parade which starts from noon through the town centre. This Issue we have articles from TCC2, the fantastic choir for children in Thame (see p.8) and Waterperry Gardens (see p.24), who we had no idea offered so much for a great trip out. We are also extremely lucky to have our crosswords supplied from now on by a local business called Personal Crosswords (see p.16). We also have a small editorial from Tony (p17) who has some great gift ideas for all you crossword fans out there. Please check out the community pages for contact details of local organisations and upcoming events. Until the next time

Information for Advertisers Copy deadline 1st April, 1st June, 1st Aug, 1st Oct, 1st Dec and 1st Feb. Advertiser’s 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 for more information or to reserve advertising space. Distribution: Thame View is delivered to 8000 homes and businesses in Thame, Tetsworth, Postcombe, Moreton, Tiddington & Towersey (We also publish two similar magazines Princes Risborough View and Village 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.

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When? : Sundays 4.30 – 5.45pm Where? : John Hampden School, Park St, Thame. Performances : With Thame Chamber Choir Plus other local societies And at local events eg, Music For Youth Festival

• How do I join? New members are always welcome. For more information, telephone 01844 292088/215680, email or Come along on Sunday and try us out!

The Choir TCC2 was founded in November 2010 with administrative and financial support from the highly regarded Thame Chamber Choir. It offers a special opportunity for boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 to learn to sing and enjoy a wide variety of music: the best PAGE 8

of modern, classical and jazz. According to the judges at the Regional Music for Youth Festival in March, after just one full term they already: “make a lovely sound. It’s clear and pure and the intonation is always spot-on. Your joy is infectious... wonderful!” The choir performs locally several times a year, on their own as well as with professional and amateur adult musicians. Musical Director Duncan Aspden conducts choirs all over the country: working with children, adults and professional singers. His choirs have sung on BBC television and radio and on tours throughout Europe. Living just a couple of miles away, he is delighted to be working now with the young people of Thame. Aside from directing TCC2 and Thame Chamber Choir, Duncan works further afield as a professional conductor, organist and continuo player.

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Cheese, Bacon and Onion Pie Perfect for a simple lunch or for an early summer picnic this savoury pie has a really rich and buttery crisp pastry and a tasty smoked bacon and onion filling. It tastes just as delicious warm or cold. Look for packs of smoked bacon pieces near the bacon rashers in the supermarket or use flavoursome Italian diced pancetta instead.

Makes 8 slices Ready in 1½ hours, plus chilling Ingredients For The Pastry 225g plain flour 1 tsp mustard powder Pinch of salt 115g butter, chilled and diced 4-5 tbsp iced water For The Filling 175g smoked bacon pieces 4 onions, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tbsp sunflower oil 200g mature Cheddar cheese, grated Beaten egg, to glaze Tomato salad, to serve (see Tip) 1 To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large bowl and stir in the mustard powder and salt. Add the diced butter and rub into the flour between your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. 2 Stir in enough of the iced water with a round bladed knife to mix to a crumbly dough. Knead very lightly until just smooth then flatten into a disc and wrap in cling film. Chill for 20-25 minutes. PAGE 22

3 Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Dry-fry the bacon pieces in a large non-stick frying pan for 4-5 minutes until just golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the oil and sliced onions to the pan and fry gently, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until the onions are very tender and pale golden. Leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. 4 Roll out just over half the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20x30cm loose-based fluted flan tin. Layer the bacon, onions and grated cheese in the pastry case and season between the layers with freshly ground black pepper. 5 Roll out the rest of the pastry and use to cover the filling. Seal the edges of the pastry with water then pinch them tightly together with fingertips. Trim off any excess pastry. 6 Brush the pastry with the beaten egg and pierce 3-4 holes in the top of the pie to allow the steam to escape. Bake on the hot baking sheet for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold with tomato salad, if liked. TIP Serve simply with a fresh tomato salad made by thickly slicing ripe vine tomatoes and layering with finely chopped spring onions and a few fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper.

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Waterperry Gardens – an inspirational day out

The eight acres of landscaped ornamental gardens at Waterperry have inspired and delighted countless gardeners for more than seventy five years. It’s the perfect place for inspiration, whether you’re a complete novice or a professional – there are design ideas by the bucketful! Our formal and rose gardens, river walk, lily canal and classical herbaceous border are just a few highlights of a trip to Waterperry, and there’s always something new to see – whatever the season! While the gardens provide an oasis of calm and beauty, the Waterperry Gallery, Gift Barn and Potting Shed are a shopper’s delight, featuring beautiful, affordable works of art in the Gallery, and inspirational outdoor living ideas and gifts in the Gift Barn and Potting Shed. Our garden shop offers a wide range of gardening goods and sundries, as well as gift ideas for the green – and not so green-fingered, and our Waterperry grown and pressed apples and juice. We also sell high quality furniture, stoneware water features, pots and sculptures outside in the Furniture Barn and Plant Centre. We take huge pride in growing most of the plants we sell at Waterperry, so you can be sure of their pedigree. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to provide advice, information and ideas. You will also find a huge range of apples and juice for sale in season – all grown in our 5 acres of apple and pear orchards.

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We have a full programme of events throughout the year, from horticultural themed weekends like Snowdrop and Apple Weekends, to open air theatre during the height of the summer in the stunning setting of our ornamental garden. True to our roots, we also offer a wide variety of arts, crafts and gardening courses, including the RHS courses and courses taught by our experts. Waterperry Gardens is one of the most inspirational places to learn a new skill. Our current courses can be found on our website and the new 2013/14 course brochure is published in July. Whatever your passion, whether it’s for gardening, bread making or willow weaving there is something for everyone. Waterperry also boasts a Country Life Museum, featuring agricultural and horticultural implements from a bygone era and a beautiful Saxon Church which still contains its original 13th century stained glass windows, and lancets. No visit to Waterperry is complete without a trip to Miss H’s Teashop. Our staff pride themselves in cooking everything from fresh local ingredients, and offer a mouth-watering selection of home made hot and cold meals. We’re also home to some of the best fresh-baked cakes in the country, and provide a perfect way to end any visit to Waterperry.

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Luxton Clinic Headaches Last month we looked at cerviogenic headaches and neck pain which was actually the second of a two part editorial. This month we continue the theme and look at tension headaches and migraines with an apology for putting the second article first! What a headache! Most headaches aren’t serious and can be treated with simple lifestyle changes such as rest, reducing stress, keeping hydrated and eating correctly. Osteopathic treatment can also be very beneficial for some types of headache. What are headaches? There are two classifications of headaches, primary, as in a tension headache, and secondary which can be due to another underlying health problem. When patients attend The Luxton Clinic with a headache they are thoroughly screened to ensure their suitability for treatment by taking a detailed medical history and conducting a few simple tests. Tension headaches are probably the most common form of headache and are caused by muscular and tension over the scalp and around the eyes. Common sites include the back of the skull where the muscles of the neck attach, the temple where muscles that move the jaw are located, and the forehead. It is thought that pain is caused when chronic tightness in these muscles causes them to tire, obscure blood flow, or irritate nerves. These headaches can be linked to poor vision or incorrect prescription glasses, dehydration, stress and fatigue. Tension headaches may last anywhere from 15 minutes to a period of weeks or months. The pain is often described as a band-like tightness or pressure. It may be felt at the back of the head, upper neck, temples and around the eyes. Gentle stretching of the muscles, traction and articulation PAGE 28

of the neck during osteopathic treatment often helps to calm the symptoms. Migraines People describe migraines as an intense pounding or throbbing pain on one, or both sides of the head. They often occur with visual disturbances such as blurring, floaters and double or tunnel vision. In some cases they even cause temporary blindness. Tinnitus, facial pins and needles and muscular weakness can also be experienced. Figures suggest that around 15% women and 6 % men are affected. Migraines are categorised as vascular headaches, which means that they are caused by disturbances in blood flow. Many patients notice strong smells and sounds trigger their migraines as well as certain foods and drinks, commonly red wine, coffee, chocolate and cheeses. Most people treat their migraines successfully with over-the-counter medication and avoiding sounds, smells and foods that aggravate them. If they are severe, however, you may need stronger migraine-specific medication that is only available on prescription from your GP. Many patients find that Migraine headaches are relieved by Osteopathic treatment directed at the upper back and neck. To make an appointment with an Osteopath phone The Luxton Clinic on 01844 352200.

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Book Review

How to Win Friends From the playground to the workplace, we all know we’re not going to get by without a little help from our friends. But how do we go about forging those friendships in the first place? When Dale Carnegie wrote ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’, he was instantly onto a winner. Surely everyone just wants to be liked? We’ve put together a collection of stories where a friendship is central. And it just goes to show, bonds can be formed in the most unlikely of places.

Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

George Milton and Lennie Small are two migrant workers who dream of owning their own farm. George is intelligent but uneducated and Lennie is a great hulk of a man; physically strong but mentally weak. This unlikely pairing sees George acting as a calming influence and father-figure to Lennie. Set during the Great Depression, the pair is forced out of the aptly-named ‘Weed’, California after Lennie’s fondness for touching ‘soft things’ lands him in trouble. Chasing the elusive American Dream, George must decide what kind of a future their friendship can have.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne

Bruno is the son of an SS officer and is also a natural-born explorer, so it’s no surprise that when his family moves to ‘Out With’, he has a lot of questions about the children who appear behind the barbed wire fence wearing blue striped pyjamas. Bruno meets Shmuel, who lives the other side, has a shaved head and is constantly hungry and the two form a friendship that will have devastating consequences. PAGE 30

Boyne’s children’s book about concentration camps is a must-read for all adults. It will stay with you for days, weeks and months afterwards, just as it should.

The Help Kathryn Stockett

This is the story of three women: Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny, and their attempts to change the social structure and confines of a segregated Mississippi in the 1960s. Young Skeeter is a white woman with a degree, but no husband. She’s also lost her maid and confidante, ‘Constantine’ and nobody can tell her where she’s gone. Aibileen is a black maid who is essentially raising a white woman’s child for her, whilst grieving for her own dead son. Meanwhile Minny is a fantastic cook but an even greater gossip. Between them, the three plan to write and publish their own stories, revealing social scandals and ‘tellin’ it like it is’. It’s brilliant, and worth reading just to hear the revelation of the ‘terrible awful’. That’s a laugh-out-loud moment in itself.

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

Before Carrie Bradshaw et al, four Chinese women began meeting in San Francisco to compare notes as recent immigrants. It was 1949 and they called themselves ‘The Joy Luck Club’. The women were bound together by circumstance and history, vowing to make money and a new life for themselves. It’s a complex and delicately interwoven tale of Chinese mothers and daughters, revealing secrets and lies and all striving to find a place in the modern world whilst feeling the constant tug of their past. If you’ve never read Tan before then this is a brilliant place to start.

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Due to continued growth we are now recruiting for:

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To fulfill the following shifts: Monday to Sunday 07:00 to 14:00 and/or Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 22:00 (Flexibility within these work patterns)

We are recruiting for sociable, committed, professional individuals passionate about supporting vulnerable people in our community and who, with training and on-going support, can provide a friendly and dignified service to our Clients in our local community. It is essential that you have a UK driving license and access to your own transport The tasks you will be expected to do would involve Personal Care, Domestic Care, Companionship and Social Support but will vary depending on the needs of individual clients.

In return, we offer a career that makes a real difference to our community. We offer an exceptional induction and excellent on-going training provided by an Accredited Training Company, competitive rates of pay, mileage allowance, flexible hours, and opportunities for career progression, including obtaining a Diploma in Health and Social Care. Being a Carer for Risborough Carers is a highly responsible position but it is a rewarding role making a genuine difference to people’s lives. Do you think you have what it takes to be a Risborough Carer? If so, and you

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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 Meeting dates for 2013: May 18th at 2.00pm. Sat July 20th, Sat Aug 17th and Sat 21st Sept and Sat 17th Aug. 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: Website: Thame Players Theatre Company Ltd Thame Players are delighted to announce their online booking facility is on their website on PAGE 34 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. Thame Players present A CENTURY OF SONG A revue of the sights and sounds of the last 100 years The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame at 7.45pm from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th July 2013 The Players Theatre in Thame is 100 years old this year and Thame Players are celebrating the centenary with a production they have called A Century of Song. The show is a revue of the highlights of local, national and world affairs since 1913, taking a snapshot of events as each decade passed. So what happened in 1923, 1933, 1943 and so on, all illustrated with the stories, the pictures, the sketches and most importantly the songs of each year. From the Suffragettes in 1913, the progress of the war in 1943, the coronation in 1953, the Kennedy assassination in 1963 to the Iraq war in 2003. Songs such as On the Road to Mandalay in 1913, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes in 1933, The Beatles in 1963 right up to Skyfall in 2013. Tony Long, co-director of A Century of Song, commented, “What better way to celebrate the centenary of the theatre than with a show specially written and designed to focus on all the changes over the years. The whole show has been packaged to be a great night of fun and laughter and superb entertainment for all the family.” Tony and his co-director, Bernadette Tildesley, have collaborated on several previous occasions with revues of the twenties, thirties and other decades, all of which proved to be very successful, so they are hoping their success will continue with this show. Tickets for A Century of Song cost £9 and £8 with £1 off for concessions and are available from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame, telephone 01844 217228, or online from

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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, Tel: 01865 890580 , or Club Secretary Jacqui Williams at, tel 01296 747951

travel free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult, then on May 18th is our traditional annual Open Day. Free for the day, come and look behind the scenes, see how the railway operates, and lots more, with a special more frequent timetable. Even sign up as a volunteer!! There is a Murder Mystery Wine and Dine on the evening of May 11th, too, with a three course meal served up on the train, as well as entertainment from the actors!! June continues with Fathers Day on June 16th, with Dads travelling free if accompanied by another fare-paying passenger. Not only are there cream teas, too, but a free vintage bus service between Princes Risborough Station, and Chinnor for the day - times on the web.

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.

Thame Digital Camera Club Cross Keys Public House, Thame Held on the 1st Monday of each month

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway May brings a number of special events on the Chinnor Railway. On the Bank Holiday, May 5th and 6th, we run our popular Teddy Bear Days, when all children carrying a Teddy Bear

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 to discuss your options


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Garsington Opera Garsington Opera opens on 7 June in the spectacular Wormsley Estate and features three new productions: the sparkling tale of thwarted love, capture and escape in one of Mozart’s finest operatic works - Die Enthürung aus dem Serail, the British premiere of Rossini’s tragic drama with music of enormous scale and drama Maometto secondo, and Humperdinck’s familiar tale Hänsel und Gretel with darkly lyrical and spell-binding music. It will culminate in Garsington Opera’s first large scale community opera at Wormsley. The season runs until 20 July and includes some of the most talented singers in the world performing alongside young rising stars. Public booking opens 15th April telephone 01865 361636 Risborough & District Model Railway Club Railex 2013 Model Railway Exhibition Venue Name: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP. Date and Times: Saturday 25th May 10.30-5.30, Sunday 26th May 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: Thame Concert Band 19th May, 3pm -Sunday Afternoon Concert at Christchurch, Thame “TV Tunes in Concert PAGE 36

Your favourite TV tunes - plus the ads!” See for more details TCC2 “TCC2 was founded in November 2010 with support from the highly regarded Thame Chamber Choir. It is the only community based children’s choir in the area with members coming from a wide catchment area in and around Thame. The choir rehearses weekly in John Hampden School Thame, currently has around 20 members and is still growing. The choir has performed locally alongside Thame Chamber Choir, Thame Concert Band and Thame Choral Society as well as entertaining local organisations. Their next public performance is alongside Thame Chamber Choir in their Summer Concert: Moon River on Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Thame. Directed by local professional conductor Duncan Aspden, TCC2 offers a special opportunity for boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 to learn to sing and enjoy a wide variety of music: the best of modern, classical and jazz. The choir has already gained a reputation for the quality and enthusiasm of its singing: according to the judges at a Regional Music For Youth Festival they “make a lovely sound. It’s clear and pure and the intonation is always spot-on. Your joy is infectious..... wonderful!” New members are always welcome. More information is available from the website or tel (01844) 292088/215680.” Dovecote The Dovecote Day Centre for elderly people with dementia, memory loss and other mental health needs meets on Wednesday and Friday 10 till 2 at the Barns Centre. We provide a two course meal and mentally and physically stimulating activities for clients. A typical day may include playing word games, tossing the beachball, having a singsong, listening to poetry, doing a jigsaw puzzle or a visit from the museum or music therapist. We also go on occasional trips, such as to a petting zoo. We are always looking for volunteers to help out. To find out more contact

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07827235425 or email Cost £10 a session. Thame Historical Society A society catering for those interested in all aspects of Thame, which meets 2nd Tuesday monthly 7.30pm at the Thame Barns Centre. Contact: Maurice Kirtland 01844 213449 or Rosalie Gibson 01844 213948 Tiddington Village Hall Antique/Cllectables & Craft fair at Tiddington village Hall 10-00am - 4-00pm Sunday 12th May Admission free, refreshments available. Sellers contact Brian Price 01844 339977. Thame Choral Society Thame Choral Society, formed in 1961, is a friendly and informal choir of about 35 with a wide-ranging repertoire. New and past singers are always welcomed and no audition is required. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 19.30 - 21.30 between September and May at the Methodist Church, Haddenham for our concerts in December and May, which are held at St Mary’s Parish Church in Thame. Recent concerts have included Handel’s Messiah (for our 50th anniversary concert), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Dvorak’s Mass in D and John Rutter’s Magnificat. During June and July we hold more informal rehearsals workshop evenings. For more information about the Society, see our website at or email STOP PRESS Thame Choral Society’s Spring Concert is a Mozart evening, featuring one of his best known works - the Requiem Mass - together with the Missa Brevis in D. Joining the Choral Society and musical director, Colin Spinks, are soloists Helen Semple, Christine Petch, Alastair Carey and Nick Gee, organist Richard Carr and the Thame Sinfonia. The concert is at St Mary’s Parish Church, Thame on Saturday, 4 May 2013 at 7.30

pm. Tickets are £12.00 (£10.00 in advance) from ThameNews.Net. Lacey Green Windmill The windmill will be open from Sunday May 5th until Sunday 29th September on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is £2 per adult, and £1 per child (aged 5 -15). On Sunday 12th May we will be open from 11am to 5pm, and will hope to have the sails turning (as always this will depend on weather conditions on the day). This is part of National Mills Weekend which is co-ordinated by the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Our Village Horticultural Society will have their plant and produce stall by the windmill on Sunday 12th May, they will also be open from 11am. For further details about the windmill, including a map and more travel information, please see our website at 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 be 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. PAGE 37

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