May 2013 Wendover News

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Established 1989

May 2013

Available in Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Wendover, Weston Turville and Liffré

Plenty to do The Events pages of this issue show that, as always, there is plenty going on in this area in May. In addition, there are several issues we must address, including Wendover Pool, on page 8 and housing development, on page 16. County Council Election

Wendover Celebrates 2014

Buckinghamshire County Council is shrinking in size so it has fewer Councillors to elect this year hence the ward boundaries have changed. The Wendover Ward now includes Wendover, Halton and the rural part of Stoke Mandeville. The six candidates have submitted photos and very brief pledges which are on the centre pages.

Did you enjoy Wendover Celebrates in 2012? Would you like the next one to be even better? Why not go along to the meeting to plan Wendover Celebrates 2014? It is on Thursday 23 May 2013 at 8pm in Wendover Library. All skills are needed to ensure another super day including webmaster, site manager, fundraiser, volunteers coordinator etc.

Weston Turville is now part of the Aston Clinton and Bierton Ward and their candidates are Martin Abel, Labour; Bill Chapple, Conservative; Jonathan Gilpin, Liberal Democrat; Nigel Hayward, UKIP.

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor.

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesdays 14 & 28 May at 1.30pm To celebrate the co☻mpletion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 16 May 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

WENDOVER MUSIC 2013 St Mary’s Church Saturday 18th May @ 7.30pm BRODSKY QUARTET (Strings) Saturday 8th June @ 7.30pm TASMIN LITTLE (violin) MARTIN ROSCOE (piano) Concert Tickets £14 (concns £13) Children (+5 years) £1, from Wendover, Princes Risborough & Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Card Hotline—Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre – 01296 330559

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Wendover Choral Society St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Saturday May 11th at 7.30 CHILCOTT CONDUCTS CHILCOTT Faure: Pavan Chilcott: Requiem Beethoven: Mass in C

Bob Chilcott: conductor with the Oxford Sinfonia Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Children under sixteen - FREE from Clock Tower. 01296 696759

What’s on in May 2013 for June 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 13 May Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, for meeting times see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme for 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45 for under 18mnths. Wendover Library Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact or 0773 888 2736 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 6.15 onwards : New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thursdays (2nd & 4th of each month) ‘Twins & More Group’ 0-5 years, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Fridays 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Preschoolers at Wendover Library. Free. 0845 2303232 Sundays 10.30 Weston Turville Union Chapel service. (Communion Service 1st Sunday of the Month). All welcome MAY Thu 02 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Sat 04 10.00-16.00 Courtyard Charity Craft Fair, Behind Antiques at Wendover, Craft & food stalls, etc. Sat 04 10.00-13.0- BBOWT Plant & Produce Market, Memorial Centre, Great Missenden, See page 3 Sat 04 14.00-17.00 May Fayre. Plants/cakes/books/tombola/bell tower open. St Mary’s W.T. (indoors if wet) Tue 07 12.00 Wendover Community Ploughman’s Lunch at Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 Tue 07 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Tue 07 20.00 Kimble & Elles. Hortic. Soc: The Amazon Revisited: Dr. Michael Keith Lucas, Stewart Hall, Lt. Kimble Wed 08 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 Thu 09 13.00-15.00 Time out Meeting at the Shoulder of Mutton for carers. Carers Bucks, see article page 4 Thu 09 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club. Chris Behan on Famous film & TV locations in Bucks. Wendover Library Thu 09 20.00 Chiltern Writers Wendover, Mark Neil, Milton Keynes Poet Laureat , Wendover Library Room Thu 09 20.00 Weston Turville Hort. Soc: Luton Hoo Walled Garden : Oonagh Kennedy. WT Village Hall Thu 09 Waterside Theatre Genesis Revisited: Steve Hackett 2013 World Tour. 0844 8717607 Fri 10 19.15 for 19.45 Supper in aid of Bega Kwa Bega £16 per ticket from 01296 696776,W. Christian Centre Sat 11 10.00 Kimble & Ellesboro Horticultural Soc: PLANT SALE, Ellesborough Village Hall, Butlers Cross Sat 11 10.30-11.30 Book Club. Very informal with coffee and cake and discussion, see article on page 4 Sat 11 19.30 Wendover Choral Chilcott conducts Chilcott with Oxford Sinfonia, £12/£10 St Mary’s 696759 Sat 11 10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair at the Glass House, Waddesdon. See article on page 5 Sun 12 Artists & Makers Fair: painters/printmakers/ceramicist/photographers: Glass House, page 5 Sun 12 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. 2nd Sun of month Mon 13 Copy date for JUNE edition of Wendover News (adverts, articles, payments in BEFORE 13 MAY) Mon 13 10.00 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 Tue 14 19.45 W. Evening WI, “Resolutions” Meeting, St Anne’s Hall, Wed 15 20.00 Chiltern Humanists Bob Churchill on Global Humanism. All welcome. Wendover Library Room Thu 16 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Thu 16 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society History & Management of Chiltern Woodlands. W. Library Room Thu 16 19.30 Home Death by Neil Dunn, Funny moving play, £5, Ballinger Memorial, HP16 9LQ Thu 16 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for Nat. Trust: Wrest Park from Restoration to Restoration, Broughton Jnr School Sat 18 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens Sat 18 19.30 Wendover Music Concert: Bodsky Quartet (strings) at St Mary’s Church, See advert on left Sun 19 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) Thu 23 20.00 Wendover Celebrates Meeting planning for next year. Wendover Library Room Fri 24 19.30 Oxford Philomusica at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, see details on advert below: Sat 25 10.00-17.00 Reiki Healing Day 30 min healing session available £15 – pre-booking essential: 01296 696285 Wed 29 10.00 - 12.00 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, & RAF Halton display. St Anne's Hall, all welcome Fri 31 20.00 WT Historical Society: Geoff Spring: ‘Death from the Air: German Airship Attacks, WT Village Hall

Loyalty Card Offers See also and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste Budgens—Spitfire 8x500ml bottles ONLY £8 RRP £12.72 Whitewaters—cheese offer to 4 May; pasta offer to 8 May No2 Pound Street—10% off some cheese & wine retail purchases Perry Street Dental Surgery—10% off bleaching to 14 June ADH Window Cleaning—variety of offers on website until June Cat Booker—offers on website; The Bakers Shop—meal deal a little bird gallery—20% off bespoke mirrors Lasting Powers of Attorney—10% off to end of May Village Environment Services—20% discount on drains work Andrew Gardner—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Antiques @ Wendover—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Cromptons—10% discount on Luxaflex products

Events Free Internet Resources Thu 2 May 10.00-13.00 Wendover Library Drop in for online resources and e-downloads available to library users. Free. All welcome.

Barn Courtyard Charity Craft Fair

Courtyard Charity Craft Fair Saturday 4 May 10am - 4pm Behind Antiques at Wendover Children's Drawing Competition Face Painting, Craft & Food Stalls Lady Grey Tearoom for treats Charity collection Artists’ and Makers’ Fair In the Glass House at Waddesdon Plant Centre Queen Street, HP18 0JW

Sat 4 May 10am-4pm Come to the Charity Craft Fair in the Barn Courtyard behind Antiques at Wendover. There will be a children’s drawing 11 & 12 MAY 10.00am - 4.00pm competition, face painting, craft and food stalls, etc.

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market

Great variety of work on show and to buy from local artists Demonstrations by ceramicists, glassmakers, silversmiths, Printmakers, painters and more!

May 2013

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market Saturday 4 May 10 am to 1 pm Gt Missenden Memorial Centre

Coffee Morning 29 May 10am to 12pm St. Anne’s Hall Features RAF Halton Display

Sat 4 May 10am-1pm, Gt Missenden Memorial Hall and short talk at The Wildlife Trust's spring plant and produce market will be at Gt Missenden Memorial Hall on Saturday 4 May from 10 £3 entry to Action Medical Research 10:30 and 11:30 Helen and Douglas House and am to 1 pm. There will be a wide range of home-grown Bucks Young Carers herbacious perennials and bedding plants on sale supported All welcome Info: by stalls for second-hand books, white elephants and crafts. 01296 696747 Home-made produce supplied by members can be bought or enjoyed in our excellent refreshment area. We are again raising money to help BBOWT fight the HS2 project and protect the local environment so please come along and stock up! If you can help or have any queries, please call Richard or Julie Birch on 01296 624511, The editor of Wendover News needs help Richard Birch, Chairman, BBOWT Chilterns Group The ideal person would be:

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St Mary the Virgin May Fayre Sat 4 May 2-5pm, St Mary’s Church, WestonTurville The bell tower will be open so do come and support St Mary the Virgin Church May Fayre where there will be plants, cakes, books, tombola, teas and home-baked goodies. Any enquiries to 01296 424982 or 612303. Indoors if it is wet.

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The Wendover Celebrates committee is starting to plan another great event for Wendover in 2014 Now is your chance to become a part of the organising team and ensure that the legacy of 2012 continues

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W Community Ploughman’s Lunch Tue 7 May 12 noon W Christian Centre Come and enjoy a delicious Ploughman’s Lunch and help raise funds for Christian Aid projects supporting some of the most needy people in the world. Tickets available from @st mary’s and from Wendover Clock Tower. £4.50 in advance or £5.00 on the day.

Thursday Club 09 May 10.30-11.30 Wendover Library Rm Chris Behan will be talking about famous film and TV locations in Bucks, eg Midsomer Murders etc.. All welcome, admission free. Tea and Coffee provided.

W.Turville Horticultural Society Thursday 9 May at 8pm WT Village Hall. Oonagh Kennedy – an illustrated talk on the redevelopment of the Luton Hoo walled garden. New members & non members are always welcome.

Thursday 9 May 1.00-3.00pm Time Out: Meet at The Shoulder of Mutton, Wendover, for a chill out and chat session over tea and coffee. A Support Worker will be available to answer any questions you might have about your caring role. If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome. There is no charge. Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. 0300 777 2722. Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We can help. Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family carers.

Bega Kwa Bega Annual Supper Friday 10 May, 7.15 W. Christian Centre. Come and enjoy a three course meal with drinks included £16 a head (unchanged from recent years). Tickets available from Clare Bysouth (chairman) 01296 696776. Back on the home front, many thanks to all those who supported our Saturday Night Ceilidh in the Memorial Hall to the sound of Amber Willow. A delightful evening was had by all. A good result; approximately £700 at the time of writing.

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Events May 2013


the Faure Pavan and Beethoven's Mass in C. Sat 11 May 10am Ellesborough Village Hall Bob works as a composer and conductor and Come early to Butlers Cross: Everything will has an impressive 125 works published by be sold by about 11am on past form. A great Oxford University Press. He is the Principal selection of locally grown plants including Guest conductor of the BBC singers and has conducted distinguished choirs all over the annuals, cottage plants and vegetables. world. Tickets are £12/£10 01296 696759. Meetings are held at 8.00pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and Artists and Makers Fair August) at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble. If you 11-12 May The Glass House Waddesdon would like more information about the This is one of the largest visual arts events in society, please ring Tessa Madden on 01296 the area and visitors will be able to see local 612648 artists in action giving live demonstrations of their art. Sally Evans, organiser of the Artists BARRY BAUGHAN and Makers Fair, said “After highly successful Experienced GARDENER Book Club events last year we are delighted to be Sat 11 May 10.30am W Christian Centre Reliable Service Coffee, cake and plenty of interesting returning to the Glass House. There is an Tel: 01296 613973 conversation are available at Wendover abundance of local artistic talent and I am Christian Centre at Book Club. We meet at delighted that we can showcase and 10.30am until about 11.30am to discuss what demonstrate some of the incredible work that DONNA’S IRONING SERVICE we have been reading, our favourite authors, they do.” OF WENDOVER hear recommendations and sometimes swap books. No set reading – just the opportunity Sally continued “We really hope that people to talk over the books we enjoy. All welcome. will visit the event and support our local artists and marvel at their skills. Visitors may even want to take home some locally-made, FREE evening collection Wendover Choral handcrafted pieces of art that cannot be and delivery Sat 11 May, 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Professionally ironed found on the high street.” The event is open For the first time in over a decade a guest 10am-4pm each day and entry is £3 per Over 15 years experience conductor will be conducting Wendover adult, with a significant proportion of the Fast friendly service Choral Society in the forthcoming concert. proceeds going to local charities Helen and Minimum charge of only £14 The choir is proud to host one of the world's Douglas House, Action Medical Research as  01296 620011 best known choral conductors, Bob Chilcott w e l l 07738 467662 as Young Carers Bucks. who will be conducting his own Requiem plus

Kimble & Ellesborough Plant Sale

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Plant Sale Sat 18 May 9.15-11.15am, W Christian Ctre It’s time to stock up the garden with vegetables, shrubs, cuttings and bedding plants, including the superb, ever-popular geraniums! Come along to the Plant Sale at Wendover Christian Centre and you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual plants at reasonable prices. Cakes and produce will also be on sale and refreshments will be served. All money raised is for Wendover Free Church’s ‘Uganda’ projects.

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Home Death

Thu 16 May, 7:30pm Ballinger Mem Hall 70% people want to die at home, 30% do. Repairs & Rentals of Why? “Funny, moving and uplifting play” with Tvs ● Dvds ● Hi-Fi an introduction by the author Nell Dunn, and ●Vacuum Cleaners followed by a panel discussion. Director Liz We also offer an installation service Rothschild: “I wanted to present this play for any goods you have purchased from anywhere.We will install and because I find it both searing and funny, set up for you. mundane and extraordinary in the way it captures the dilemmas and challenges 64-66 Akeman Street surrounding dying at home”. Author Nell 01442 822450 Dunn: “I wrote it after my partner died.” With the panel bringing a wide range of experience and expertise, we have a unique opportunity to get some answers and share our own experiences as well as being able to find out from Nell herself what motivated this play. Tickets £5 from Iain Rennie Hospice Shop, Wendover or at

Sat 18 May 7.30 St Mary’s Church The Wheel of 4Tunes: popular string quartets chosen by chance by the players and audience. Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings.

MayFest at Chilterns MS Centre Sunday 19 May, 11-4, MS CentreHP22 5LX Whole family fun will be on tap at Chiltern MS Centre. Entertainment includes the Kercher School of Dance and a Bouncy Castle for the younger ones. Refreshments include a barbecue. This is your opportunity to see the new site at Oakwood Close if you haven’t visited already.


Events May 2013



Coombe Hill Run

Bucks Open Studios 8-23 June

Sun 2 June 11am start from Shoulder Our own special local physical challenge is the annual Coombe Hill Run, now organised by Aylesbury Athletic Club. Athletes come from all over to participate in the best known hill run in the south. Less competitive runners are also welcome and there is a fun run. Details:

The largest visual arts event held in Buckinghamshire, has announced that 575 artists and makers from the county including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book binders, print makers and silk makers will be opening their studios at 199 venues to the public for free and showcasing their talent.

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NGS Gardens Open for Charity Sat & Sun 15 & 16 June Across the country garden owners who open their gardens on behalf of the National Garden Scheme are preparing to welcome visitors into them to raise money for charity.

The event has more than doubled in size since 2007 in terms of artists participating and it is hoped to exceed last year’s record of just over 38,000 visits made to studios and exhibitions.

All the gardens in Berks and Bucks are listed in the free country booklet available from libraries, Tourist Information offices, garden centres and bookshops. Over the last ten years the NGS has donated over ÂŁ33 million to nursing/caring charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Crossroads Care and Alzheimers Society.

Bucks Open Studios is a great opportunity for a fascinating day out. You can talk directly to artists, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby and find your own hidden talent. To find out more about Bucks Open Studios 2013 visit the website

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As was reported in the March edition of Wendover News, the future of the Wendover Pool is at risk because a subsidy from Buckinghamshire County Council will end in September. The Pool is operated by John Colet School who have asked Wendover Swimming Association whether the people of Wendover would be willing to take over the Pool and keep it open as a community facility.

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During April, W endover Swimming Association has been asking local people their views on what should happen to the Pool, using a survey and an open meeting in the Library Room. The survey results are showing that most people in the town would be disappointed if the Pool had to close and that many would support and contribute to fundraising efforts to keep the Pool open. This is encouraging, but the important thing is whether enough people would join the WSA and use the Pool to make it viable. So WSA really needs to know what you want from the Wendover Pool, including the times you like to go swimming, what sorts of facilities you

would like to see and whether you would use the Pool yourself. WSA is running an on-line survey to understand the demand for swimming in more detail.

Please help WSA by completing the survey which can be found at www.wendoverswimmingassociation. You can also contact us at membership@wendoverswimmingass if you have ideas about what could be done to keep the Pool open or if you can offer any time or specialist skills. WSA is discussing with the John Colet School whether it would be feasible to open the Pool for the summer. Last summer we ran our early morning and evening sessions and added special weekday afternoon sessions and we would like to extend those this year. Of course, if the Pool does re-open WSA will need a lot of volunteers to help run swimming sessions, including qualified lifeguards and first-aiders (WSA can provide training) and administrators. Please do come forward and join the WSA if you can help and keep an eye on the Wendover News web site or the WSA web site for the latest position.

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The Trust has launched the Grand Draw again this year to Specialists in raise essential funds to continue with the restoration of the cleaning block paving, patios, Wendover Arm Canal. Work still continues at Drayton decking, conservatories, etc. Beauchamp towards Little Tring on a monthly basis and 25 years local experience visitors are always welcome to view the progress.

Phone John Robertson There is a magnificent selection of prizes and we must thank our sponsors: Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd have donated the first prize of a week’s 4/6 berth boating holiday; Grebe Cruises have donated a day boat hire. There is a flight with Virgin Balloon Flights, a £100 cash prize presented by our Vice-President, a Swarovski ladies necklace and many other prizes. Should you wish to donate a prize, the Promoter will be pleased to hear from you.

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£15,000 Wendover HS2 Legal Fund Target Legal cases: The HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA) won the Compensation Judicial Review outright on behalf of the communities of Wendover and the other villages and towns along the HS2 route, and also got leave to appeal in the case of the environmental Judicial Review. A huge achievement.

Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Legal fund: Many people in Wendover kindly

contributed to our initial legal fund but now we need more funds to enable HS2AA to go to (Wendover – based) the Court of Appeal on the environmental Home Visits - 01296 696032 Judicial Review. Every penny counts! We have a deadline of the end of May to raise Surgery at the Wendover HS2’s contribution of £15,000. Belmore Centre Cheques: Please support our campaign with 01296 612361 a donation – whatever you can manage – by Registered Member of the British a cheque, made payable to Association of Foot Health Professionals sending ‘Wendover HS2’ , to Antony Chapman, Treasurer, Wendover HS2, Boddington East, Graham Blake Hale Lane, Wendover HP22 6NQ. Soft furnishing Compensation case: HS2AA won their case  Loose covers (the 2011 consultation was unfair) and the  Curtains decision for a hardship-based scheme was  Re-Upholstery unlawful. The new consultation includes the  Carpets Property Bond option promoted by HS2AA.  Conservatory Blinds Environmental case: What if HS2AA’s  Shutters appeal is successful? HS2 Ltd would have to  Tracks & Poles go back to the alternatives, e.g. other routes, TEN YEAR GUARANTEE environmental assessments on each, and For personal, helpful service, then consulting on them. This process takes please call 01844 261769 time and offers further opportunities to 07802 213 381 confront Government with the facts.

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John Colet School Annual Primary Liaison Quiz John Colet School held their annual Year 5 Primary Liaison quiz, last month. This is the fourth year John Colet staff and students have played quizmaster, to pupils from seven local primary schools. The quiz is part of the Primary Liaison Scheme, whereby John Colet students give their time to help local primary school pupils by organising various activities, or visiting primary schools to help with literacy and reading. In a close run contest it was Wendover CE Junior School who walked away with the quiz crown. Local Business Supports Enterprise Day Year 11 students at The John Colet School, in Wendover, enjoyed a day of enterprise recently. 30 teams of 6 students were challenged with creating and marketing a new cosmetics product. Local industry experts then judged the products and announced Forest Fragrances as the winning team with their rose tinted soap and raspberry face masks! Wendover based business Joy Ltd, who distribute luxury hair brand Moroccan Oil, donated £1000 to the school to fund Enterprise education and support this scheme. Managing Director, Maureen Hockley, said: “One of our business goals is supporting our local community and we believe the best way to achieve this is to invest in our local school. We as a business may benefit in the years to come from a wealth of well-educated students”.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Opening Hours: Changes We will be closed on Saturday 4 May and Monday 6 May for the Mayday holiday, and on Saturday 25 May and Monday 27 May for the Spring holiday. On Wednesday 15 May we will close at 13:00 for staff training. When we are closed call 111 for urgent problems, or dial our usual number and your call will be diverted.

Additions to the Partnership We welcome Dr Alexandra Bates to the Wendover partnership from 1 April 2013; she joins Drs Philippa Moreton, Jonathan Marshall, Rory Reed and Charles Todd.

traveller) at least 8 weeks before you are due to leave. Allow 10 working days before then contacting the surgery to book an initial appointment for the travel clinic. Travel forms will no longer be returned by post and should be collected from Reception. You can obtain a travel assessment form from Reception or download one from our website There is a charge for vaccines that are not available routinely on the NHS such as Yellow Fever, Rabies and Japanese encephalitis. Please note that we are not in a position to offer a last-minute travel service.

Patient Contact Details Travel Services Our Travel Service has resumed for those who are planning a trip overseas and require vaccinations or malarial prevention medication. If you want to make use of the service please complete and hand in a travel assessment form (one for each

or on our website (under new patient information) to give us your current mobile number and e-mail address.

Safe Alcohol Drinking One important message about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption is that they extend far beyond simple drunkenness and affect many seemingly normal people in the community. Drinking at levels above the recommended limits of 2-3 units per day for men and 1-2 units per day for women can result in liver damage and have other serious effects. Most modern wines contain 9-11 units per bottle, so if two people share one bottle of wine it is likely that both will be drinking well in excess of recommended limits. The number of units in a bottle of wine is given on the label on the back of the bottle.

We are acquiring new software that will enable us to send out text messages to our patients’ mobile phones with reminders of appointments and other important information. We very much hope that you will want to take For more information about the Health Centre and our sister practices see advantage of this service by completing one of the forms available in Reception our website

50 Years Pat Gower, the landlady from The Pack Horse pub here in Wendover celebrates 50 years in business this month. Pat and her husband Bert started off life in Wendover managing the pub on 17 May 1963, a good while before they actually bought it. Bert stayed in employment for about a year to begin with while Pat ran the pub, but Bert worked there in the evenings too. They lived at the pub with their son and daughter who attended the local schools. When Bert died in 1992, Pat’s grandson Grant moved in to the pub to look out for his grandmother. Pat bought a house in the Maples which she sold in 2004 and then moved to her current bigger, house where she has more room to entertain her wide circle of visiting family and friends. She has 10 great grandchildren to add to her list of 6 grandchildren who were already mentioned in our May 2003 edition of Wendover News when Pat was featured as Local Face. In 2009 The Pack Horse Pub held a successful fundraiser in aid of Help for Heroes. They dressed the pub up as a wartime air raid shelter, with camouflage netting, etc. and all who came were dressed in keeping with the theme and they raised a magnificent £3000 for this worthwhile charity.

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Bucks CC Election May 2013

Chris Adams

Vote for me on May 2nd and I will... * Protect the area that you and I are passionate about * Tirelessly work against HS2!, ONLY UKIP SAY NO TO HS2! * Lobby town and district councils to act in the interests of my constituents and not out of Party political loyalty or ideology * Fight wasteful vanity projects, spendthrift policies and the local government "gravy train" * Provide you with open, honest and accessible representation. The three old parties take your vote for granted while ignoring your wishes. How many times have you made a complaint or raised a concern only to be met with "buck-passing" or indifference from local councillors terrified to say something that would irritate their central party or local government political group? That is not democracy. That is arrogant complacency. Show the old failed parties who is boss and elect someone who will be a true public servant, listening to what people say that they want, and not telling them what they need. If you’re against HS2 you only have one choice. Please use it and vote UKIP, or HS2 “will happen”. An Environmental catastrophic disaster to the Chilterns! Vote UKIP on May 2nd.


Steve Bowles


Steve is a partner in a Chartered Architects practice in Wendover, a member of the Wendover Society, and is married with two children. He’s always been interested in politics and believes a vibrant community requires involvement from all sectors within it. Outside of politics Steve enjoys reading, gardening, music and watching most sports. Steve cares strongly about the communities where he lives and works and will endeavour to ensure that Wendover, Halton and Stoke Mandeville retain their unique character and remain attractive villages. Since the announcement of the route for HS2 Steve has vehemently fought against this project, he sits on the Wendover HS2 Strategic Committee, and is an observer on the Stoke Mandeville Action Group. Recently Steve was able to deliver first-hand the concerns of local residents when he had a private meeting with Patrick McLoughlin Secretary of State for Transport and he made him fully aware of the strength of feeling and the reasons why this project is not viable. Steve welcomes the opportunity to represent you and with your support in the County Council elections he will be able to ensure you are fully represented giving you a real say in decisions which affect you.

Sue Hetherington

Sue was born in Aylesbury but brought up in High Wycombe. She and husband Andrew initially lived around High Wycombe then moved to Wendover in 1995. Sue is a passionate supporter of the Green Party's stated aim of creating a sustainable society. The Greens believe that a system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of the planet on which we all depend and encourages reckless and environmentally damaging consumerism. If elected, these principals would inform all of her work locally, whether in the areas of transport, the environment, community, children and young people or others.


Sue is retired from paid employment but works hard as a volunteer. She particularly enjoys volunteering with the Vale Conservation Volunteers. She has benefitted from the help of a bereavement charity and is in the process of taking over as the leader of a local group. Natural History is a lifelong passion and she supports numerous clubs and societies. Sue also has a deep interest in the law and is planning to progress her academic qualifications into practical studies with an ambition of participating in pro bono activities.


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Philip The major issues facing Buckinghamshire are future development, jobs, economic growth and infrastructure. A McGoldrick vote for me or Labour in these elections is pretty much a vote against the Conservatives. They have 44 councillors, they dominate all policy and decision making – and are not interested in change. But the population of Buckinghamshire is growing, and change will come. Aylesbury and High Wycombe are on their way to becoming large urbanised towns, but the new rail link between London and Birmingham will cut clean through the county, without any new train stations to benefit the local economy. There is a need in rural Buckinghamshire for good quality jobs without long commutes. But the only current plan is to bring in incinerators and super-dairies. Significant housing growth is planned first. Schools, retail, amenities and other infrastructure (bypasses, link roads) are planned for much later. In the meantime Wendover residents have to deal with traffic chaos, crowded hospitals and schools, and degraded environment. Future developments will Labour need to be timed and balanced. Will the next generation really be able to live, and work, and raise their own families in Wendover? Someone needs a long term plan. Labour representatives can be part of that. Chris Richards

A Wendover District Councillor for the past 13 years, I have chaired both Economy and Environment Committees and been a member of Development Control and the Chiltern Conservation Board for as long. This experience in key areas would serve me well as a County Councillor. I have both time and commitment to attend day and evening meetings and have an excellent record of doing so at District level. As a member of the local HS2 committee, I remain totally opposed to HS2 but if the Coalition government votes for it, I will continue the fight to protect the environment and for better compensation for local people and businesses. I am against development between Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville and Wendover. I support economic development, job creation, looking after the vulnerable and ensuring efficient services.


Peter Vernon

I am in favour of unitary authorities. Money saved should be used to enhance services (and repair roads!) but if the Government persists in cutting grants, then it would enable us to maintain services with our own council funds. Communication is important to me - not just at election time. I hope to be your representative at Bucks County Council, playing an active role, responsible only to you and not simply a messenger from the Council. Peter Vernon (50) Liberal Democrat for Stoke Mandeville, Wendover and Halton, has lived in Stoke Mandeville all his life and went to school in Stoke Mandeville & Aylesbury, then went on to study mechanical engineering. Peter has been active in politics for a number of years; he has served two terms on AVDC representing Stoke Mandeville and Elm Farm. Aside from politics his interests include music and photography, and he has travelled extensively around the world. He says “It is hard to think of a County Council division more seriously affected by HS2. Well done BCC and the 51m group for opposing this £32 billion white elephant”.

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Peach Lane Studios not only do fabulous portrait and commercial photography but you can also get your passport photographs taken there. They are experts at children and baby passport photographs. We all know how horrible photo booths are, and trying to get a child or baby to sit still in them is nigh on impossible. Andrea and her team have taken thousands of passport photos of babies, children and adults. They're fully guaranteed so if the passport office rejects them they will do them again free of charge. It costs £10 for a set of 6 UK passport photographs (£15 for international). Just give them a call on 01296 622270 and they'll make you an appointment.

The Ridgeway National Trail contains stage -by-stage descriptions of this 87-mile route from Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. There is also information about the history of the Trail and the areas it passes through, as well as details of excursions to nearby towns and villages and practical information on useful contacts and accommodation. More detailed information Oven Rescue can be found on our website: http:// Joining Oven Rescue and meeting new characters and doing something that most book/694/title/the-ridgeway-national-trail . people dread is the key to my success proven by customer feedback, referrals and a high re-booking rate. I have always enjoyed Harpenden Competition the results and there is no finer example than Harpenden Building Society recently bringing an oven, hob, extractor or BBQ back organised an Easter colouring competition. to life and making it look as good as new! Judging took place on 17 April. The winners, Imogen Peck and Meggie Kehoe from John The opportunity to control my own destiny Hampden; Ashley Rosner and Amber Wilson was a chance I was not prepared to let go. from Wendover CofE Junior, received £10 Am I ready to adapt my lifestyle, control my WHS tokens presented in school assemblies. diary, benefit from my own hard work and A photo of the judges (including Robert motivate myself...I most certainly am! Duggan) with the winning entries are on Toby O’Callaghan Wendover News website and Facebook.

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Hampden Fields Firstly the Hampden Fields Action Group would like to thank the many thousands of people in and around Wendover who wrote over 8,200 letters of objection to this proposal – it has made a big difference and will continue to play a pivotal role in the campaign. Whilst this development may appear a little way from Wendover it will undoubtedly affect the area. Traffic and visual impact issues are well documented but what is less widely known is that the Primary Care Trust has formally requested that no new doctors surgery should be built if the application were to go ahead. This will mean existing surgeries in Wendover and Aston Clinton would be required to ‘absorb’ over 8,000 new people. On 10 April the planning committee of Aylesbury Vale District Council unanimously voted to reject the Hampden Fields application on the grounds of the transport and traffic modeling, the impact on the surrounding villages and the visual impact of such a large scale development. Although this is good news this is merely the “end of the beginning”. We now move forward to the next level, at the planning appeals which will require us to raise £30,000 in a very short space of time. In this formal representation HFAG will be supported by a number of Parish Councils, including Wendover, who have been very supportive in opposing this development on behalf of local people. The group is currently in the process of raising this money which we are determined to do. If you feel you would like to donate please visit our website at or if you would like to discuss donating by cheque please contact Phil Yerby on 07769 621507.



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May 2013 19 As I am sure many of you know St George Wendover Cricket Club was not only the Patron Saint of England but Wendover Cricket Club’s junior section has also the Scout Movement. started practices and matches come thick and fast in May and June. The senior teams This event is marked every year by the commence on 27 April, with league matches groups that make up the Vale of Aylesbury starting the following week. The Club is Scout District. Each group taking a turn to indebted to its sponsors: Radley (windows & organise the event. doors etc) of the senior teams; Oakdene Hollins for the junior section, Christopher This year the task fell to 1st Wendover. In Pallet and the Shoulder of Mutton for the previous years we have had fun days and Village Cup and Numbers generally. church parades, so we felt we should look for something a little different and we came up New members and players of any age and with the great idea to take them all to ability are always welcome. Contact Warwick Castle for the day, keeping with the Jonathan Seabrook on 07718-804 084 or for knight theme. How do you transport over 500 juniors, Richard Peck on 01296-624209.� people in one go? Hire a train! The Village Cup started on 20 April, details So after a year of planning, the tickets were can be found on . booked, the train was booked and 570 people signed up to go. Wendover Tennis and Squash Club With all rearranged matches from the winter By the time you read this we will have been, tennis leagues there has been no real gap so if you spied any of the bleary eyed young before the summer matches. We are fielding people making their way to Wendover Station 8 teams in the Aylesbury District and Bucks at 8am on Sunday 21 April, that was another Shield Leagues this summer. The Club will day in the life of a Beaver, Cub, Scout or be running an open afternoon on 11 May. Explorer Scout from 1st Wendover and the Email The Vale of Aylesbury District. members draw for Wimbledon tickets will take place on at the Clubhouse on Tuesday Andrew Inkley 21 May at 20:00, the Club has been lucky Scout Leader and been allocated a similar number of

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Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Community Orchard I read the Community Orchard article in letter which disturbed some readers. This Ponds, Patios, Paths and all Wendover News and am disturbed that topic is now out of the public domain by General Landscaping request. Wendover (01296) 696840 AVDC wish to retain ownership of the land in

order to maintain their options. Given the comments from WPC, I am not clear about Clocking off why this AVDC stance should be thwarting 66 next month and I thought it time to retire the aim of a Wendover Community Orchard. (but definitely not put my feet up!). For the  last 12 years I have been lucky enough to Cupboards Is a Community Orchard under AVDC work part time in the Wendover Community ownership not a good second best? And is and Tourist Centre situated in ‘The Clock Alcove Units this second best not preferable to no Tower’ with a dedicated team of staff, My Wardrobes Community Orchard at all? Am I links with ‘The Clock Tower’ though go back understanding the position correctly that 45 years, to when I was a young Police Bookcases AVDC are happy to have a Community Constable in Wendover. To back up the “new Kitchens Orchard if they retain control? Is it affordable fangled” handheld radio communication, we used a system of ‘making points’. This meant Norbert Levingston for WPC to take ownership anyway? standing outside designated telephone boxes Would AVDC ownership and maintenance around the village ten minutes before and not mean that the DC were ‘buying into’ the after the hour, in order that you could be aspiration of local residents for local contacted or your supervisor could meet you. amenities and local resources? This would No government targets in those days! The Sugarcraft Specialist telephone kiosk outside ‘The Clock Tower’ Cake Decorating Supplies appear to be consistent with Government was one such location. (Full story on support for such schemes. 01296 696860 Happy memories 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA Is this really about an Orchard or is it about inside and outside The Clock Tower. Peter Stride


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You write Batteries for hearing aids We have been patients of the excellent Wendover Health Centre for more than 30 years and appreciate the very good care we have received. Having been totally deaf for 35 years my wife relies on her NHS hearing aids, as do many others in Wendover. Just before they were abolished, the Buckinghamshire Primary Care Trust ceased the supply of hearing aid batteries to the Wendover Health Centre, leaving the deaf and elderly with no easy way to replace the used batteries in their NHS hearing aids. The new policy of failing to supply batteries for hearing aid users in Wendover is not one of care and I hope those with responsibility for the provision of care will restore this very important service to the deaf of Wendover. Alan Hartfield Wendover Health Centre replies: "We regret that we are no longer able to supply NHS hearing aid batteries and appreciate the inconvenience of having to travel to Stoke Mandeville Hospital or whoever supplied the hearing aid to collect them. This has resulted from a national decision to open up Hearing Aid services to competition. The matter is not in our direct control: we do not have a budget for the purchase of hearing aid batteries. However, we will raise the issue with the new Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group to see if the situation can be improved.

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Tribute to Florence Busk

On Saturday 10 March, m y grandmother, Florence Rosa Busk, just short of a month after celebrating her 108th birthday, finally got her wish to leave this world for a well deserved rest. Born on 17 February 1905 in Poplar, East London, a stone’s throw from the 2012 Olympic Village, Florence, (or Florrie, as she became known) was the second child and eldest daughter of Rose and Joseph Davies. Due to her father’s illness and the family’s struggle, she became the main support to my great-grandmother, Rose, in helping her to raise nine siblings with the associated relentless chores. Florrie demonstrated great skill and resourcefulness, in order to survive, as did so many families in that part of London, and these were passed down to my gran, whose sheer determination later gave her the strength to battle through anything that was thrown at her . Because of the close community in which they lived, market traders would not see families like my grandmother’s go hungry and kept marrow bones and left over vegetables for them to make a meal at the end of the day.

chaotic home life and it was through visiting Mae’s aunt in Surrey that my grandmother, aged 20, met the tall, dark and handsome Albert, who would later become her husband, after several years of distance courtship. Leaving home to go to work was an opportunity for independence for my grandmother and she was able to move closer to my grandfather. They married in 1930, when she was 26, but kept it very secret so that she could keep her job. Unfortunately, as she was a very sociable and chatty woman, it was not long before the cat was out of the bag, which inevitably resulted in her having to leave! Florrie and Bert moved from Surrey after their first child, Peter, was born, to Staines, where my grandfather took a job as a the Grounds Manager at the Cemetery, a job he loved. They lived in the house on site until Peter and my mother, Pauline, who was born in 1944, had left home and my grandfather had retired.

My grandmother had an amazing reputation as a generous host, fantastic During her latter childhood, Florrie made cook, and a thrifty housekeeper. She two close friends, Mae and Louie, who it shared everything she had and was one seems offered an escape from her

of the founders of the “Make Do and Mend” campaign, in my opinion. I remember her insisting that I would need a sewing machine for my 18th birthday (that was in 1987). The reason, she explained, was that I would need to be able to darn my husband’s socks!!! She knitted and crocheted; making bed socks, blankets, gloves and a host of other items. She cared for everyone, including a torrent of visiting family members, who would all turn up at the weekend, expecting to be fed, watered, entertained with card games and sent home with produce from grandad’s vegetable patch. My mum has told me that gran would spend all her Saturdays cooking, ready for the arrivals. Some of gran’s family stayed with her and my grandad during World War II, as they were out of London. Another example of my grandmother’s thrifty ways is when my Uncle Peter had a surprise awaiting him on his return from National Service, to find that my grandparents had rented out his room while he was away. It was however a nice surprise as it was empty for his return and had earned its keep as my grandmother had saved up the rent money to give him.

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Local Face : Simon Shirley Simon moved with his family to Wendover, from Marlow, in 1998. His 3 children have all attended the local schools. After A levels Simon aimed to get a job as a runner in a film company to work his way up and obtain a coveted Union ‘ticket’. Even in the 1980s you couldn’t work in the film industry without membership of the BECTU union. He was fortunate in having the opportunity to assist a feature film editor who then sponsored him for his union application. Simon briefly joined the BBC before finding himself at an independent TV company and then finally working as a freelance video editor. In 1992 he jointly established a TV post production business in West London which soon relocated to London’s West End. Simon studied for and was awarded the Institute of Directors ‘Diploma in Company Direction’ but then realised he was managing the business day to day

no longer having any creative or programme involvement and became increasingly disillusioned and decided life is too short to spend 5 days a week doing something you don’t enjoy. In 2002 Simon made the decision to sell up and leave the TV industry altogether. Completing a 2 year BTEC in Landscape & Garden Design at Aylesbury College’s Hampden Hall Site he then set up his small garden maintenance business which he has advertised in Wendover News since day one and his current advert is on page 6. He comments, “For 10 years now I’ve been fortunate to feel that I love my job again, working in all weathers, in and around Wendover. Several of my regular customers have been with me from the beginning and I am grateful to them for their support.”

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View from the Chair Having been the Chair of Wendover Parish Council for two years, it sometimes feels that I’m always thanking people, but that is truly the case and it’s of great encouragement because team work, in my mind, is always about motivation, management and gratitude. As we come to the midterm of our Parish Council tenure, I feel it’s right to devote this piece to thanking people and organisations. Thanks are due to a great number of people – especially my co-councillors. Where we thought things were going to get easier they didn’t but through teamwork and a bit of adjustment I’m pleased to say that we remain a working council of thirteen elected councillors. Although I cannot yet report specific details, I can say that by the time you read this we should have appointed a new Clerk.

Next Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 7 May 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Special thanks go to the people of Wendover, especially the Snow Patrol, who I hope will shed their shovels, and morph into a Badger Patrol. Councillor Walsh, our chair of Amenities, is planning to sort the badger problem which is wrecking large portions of Witchell and Hampden Meadows. Electronic sonic methods are being tried out to put the badgers off, but the repair to damage will require vigilance.

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Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 18 May I was very honoured to stand on the dais in Wendover, together with the RAF Halton Station Commander, the Chair of Bucks CC, the Chair of AVDC and representatives from the Royal British Legion on the occasion of the RAF exercising their right to the Freedom of Aylesbury Vale. Not only did the weather magically brighten up at the right moment but Wendover turned out in all its glory. Thanks are due to so many people but a big thanks to Sue Gilbert from the Clock Tower who inherited an organisational task of immense proportions and also to Warrant Officer George Mifsud from the RAF. All sorts of people played their part but the folks who helped with the road closures (I think I must owe them a pint together with the snow patrol) and last but not least Debbie Tolputt who was asked to do the catering late in the day and the team of ladies assembled at the last minute who helped put together a wonderful range of food for the reception that the WPC hosted after the parade. Many of the RAF personnel present commented on the quality of the food even to point out, in some cases, that it was some of the best food that they had experienced on such similar ceremonial occasions. Yet again Wendover showed what they can do when everyone works together.

And finally a plug for Wendover Celebrates 2014. Last year was a wonderful occasion and nothing will ever match the summer of 2012 and nor should it. The committee has organised an open meeting on 23 May in the library at 8pm and I would encourage as many people as possible to participate. We will need volunteers to organise all sorts of things – large and small. At the very least come along and listen to what is being proposed. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Badgers and chafer grubs Badgers are digging up lawns, allotments, the church yard etc., looking for chafer grubs. Chafer grubs are the soil-dwelling larvae of chafer beetles and can be found in soil under the turf. They have stout white bodies, light brown heads and are about 18mm long and feed on the roots of grasses and other plants. Patches of lawn may become yellowish, and damage is most obvious between autumn and spring when the grubs are reaching maturity. Damaging infestations can be highly localised and sporadic. As we seem to have a plague of chafer grubs the badgers may be a blessing in disguise!

Annual Parish Meeting This was well attended. The restoration of the Clock Tower was fully discussed. The other major building project is the refurbishment of the Manor Waste. More details about both projects are available at Wendover Clock Tower.

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