September 2013 Wendover News

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Established 1989

September 2013

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

In Shape in the Autumn Children back at school, courses and clubs starting up again and lots of opportunities for us to become fitter and trimmer. See the middle pages for details.

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

contributions for October before

Monday 16 September (including payments for ads) book early to avoid disappointment

“As early as the year 1214 Hugh de Gurnay [the Lord of the Manor] was permitted to hold a yearly fair at Wendover on the eve, day and morrow of St. John Baptist.” For more information about this fantastic event to look forward to, see page 15. Don’t miss out, save the date now… th

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01296 624270 Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop To ensure the smooth running of the event we require all levels of help before, during and after. Please volunteer by contacting us on

19 High St, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

As before we will be holding fundraising Quiz nights…get a team together and put these dates in your diary!

November 22nd 2013 & February 14th 2014 RAF Flypast date: Tuesday 17 September at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER September Mystery Object on view in the shop

£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner July’s mystery object was a Seedling Pricking Out Trowel Any purchaser in the shop can enter the I love Wendover draw Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335

2 September 2013 Office space available now Wendover High Street Serviced 10m2 office available for immediate occupancy with off street parking - suitable for one or two people. All you need to supply is furniture and your own voice and data connections. For more information please email

Biology Tuition to A/AS level Improve your exam technique, vocabulary and polish up recall of key facts Experienced tutor £25.00 per hour Aylesbury-Wendover area

Call 01296 613710

Temporary Part Time Sales Assistant Required from now to end of December. Candidates must be prepared to work some weekends. Please drop your details off at the shop or email Vicky –

What’s On in September 2013 for October 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 16 September 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 SUN 01 10.00-16.00 Halton House Open Day - see page 3 SUN 01 11.00-17.00 Halton Village Fete. Activities, BBQ, Steam train rides - see page 3 SUN 01 14.00-16.30 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble SUN 01 19.00 Laurie Holloway, Halton Village HP22 5NS . Tickets £10 - see page 3 Tue 03 17.30 South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, St Anne’s Hall—see page 4 Tue 03 19.30 Duke of Edinburgh Award Meeting, Wendover Youth Club, for more information Tue 03 20.00 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Grow Your Own Roses, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Thu 05 Village Quiz Entry Deadline—see page 4 Thu 05 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday every month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 SAT 07 Walk 50 Miles in a Day, Outer Aylesbury Ring, - see pp4 & 14 SAT 07 19.00 Wendover Evening WI Quiz for the Clock Tower, Wendover Memorial Hall - see page 4 SUN 08 12.30-16.00 Wendover Arm Trust Open Day, Drayton Beauchamp Church - see page 4 Mon 09 (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group (2nd Monday), contact 07890 973751 for details Mon 09 19.45 Wendover Society Members Meeting on Planning and HS2, St Anne's Hall Tue 10 19.30 Duke of Edinburgh Award Meeting, Wendover Youth Club, for more information Tue 10 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, A Japanese Encore, St Anne’s Hall Tue 10 20.00 Chiltern Humanists, Evolution of the Human Brain, Wendover Library Room - see page 4 Thu 12 13.00—Carers Bucks Support Group, Gentle Zumba, Wendover Library Room - see page 5 Thu 12 19.30 Family History : Can You Really Research Your Family Using The Internet? Bucks FHS, SM Comm Ctre, HP22 5UJ SAT 14 11.00-16.00 Wendover Free Church Open Day, Wendover Christian Centre - see page 5 SUN 15 Rennie Grove Hospice 3 Peaks Challenge, - see page 5 MON 16 SEPTEMBER COPY DATE FOR WENDOVER NEWS Thu 19 09.00-14.00 Legacy Fair Antiques & Collectors Market. Wendover Memorial Hall. Entrance by charity donation Thu 19 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society, Shrubs for Small Gardens & Containers and flower arrangement, Wen Lib Rm Thu 19 20.00 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Lecture, The Ridgeway, Broughton Junior School SAT 21 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market (3rd Saturday of every month), Manor Waste Wendover SAT 21 14.30 Family History Talk: The Gentleman's Magazine. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Comm Centre, HP19 7QW SUN 22 10.00-14.00 Princes Risborough Farmers Market (3rd Sunday), Free Parking, High Street Princes Risborough SUN 22 18.00 Choral Evensong. Hallelujah Chorus. Mag and Nunc Noble Bmin. St Mary's Weston Turville. Mon 23 19.30-21.30 Eight week WEA course, Instruments of Classical Music, Wendover Library Room Wed 25 13.30-15.30 Five week WEA course, Ten Great European Painters, Baptist Church Hall, Gt Missenden Thu 26 10.30-11.00 Laurene Hope previews selections from, Love Conquers All, Wendover Library Fri 27 19.30-22.30 Wendover Society Harvest Supper with guest speaker, Wendover Memorial Hall, non-members 620450 Fri 27 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society, The Halton Industrial Exhibition of 1868, Weston Turville Village Hall Fri 27 & SAT 28 19.30 Halton Singers, Viva Variety, Halton Village Hall, tickets 01296 624841 & 696759 - see page 6 SUN 29 10.00 Alzheimer’s Society Wendover Memory Walk, Wendover Woods main car park, 0845 306 0898 to register SUN 29 19.30 Fiddle Concert for St Francis Hospice, Victoria Hall, Tring, tickets £10, 01296 631791 - see page 6 SUN 29 20.00 Evening of Clairvoyance, 2-4 mediums, Royal British Legion, Chiltern Road, tickets £5, open to all


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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 September

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

Wendover Memorial Hall

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01296 484370 0775 7978808

Halton Singers Autumn Show

VIVA VARIETY! Friday & Saturday 27 & 28 September at 7.30pm Halton Village Hall Tickets £5 available from 01296 624841 and 696759 Book early to make sure of a seat - See page 5

WENDOVER MUSIC JAZZ EXTRA Saturday 19 October, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover The Chris Garrick & John Ethridge Quartet present an evening of jazz, including musical tributes to Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Tickets £10 Children (5+) £1 from Wendover Tourist Information Office.

Details from 01296 615753

September Loyalty Card Offers See also and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste ADH window cleaning: £30 gutter check (redeemed against cleaning if required); 25% off car cleaning*; 10% + £10 off first clean window cleaning**; 25% off patio cleaning *; 25% off commercial regular cleans of Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce members*** a little bird told me gallery: buy 10 cards get the next one free (you don't have to buy them all at once) Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty cards sales Cat Booker: please visit Costa: 10% discount this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or the coffee club card Domino Equiping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications Lasting Powers of Attorney: 10% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" tel 07703 462 198 Liveluxe Interior Design, 07786 990 537: 20% off any for fabrics ordered during September Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment 581561 Peach Lane Studios: Half price photoshoot booked before 30 September. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Rumseys: Any purchases of our chocolate making sessions (CHOCOLATE HEAVEN or CHOCOLATE FIGURINE) and receive a 10% discount during September. These sessions make an ideal birthday or Christmas present. The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.90 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink + 1 Walkers crisps Twist: 175ml for the price of 125ml on (different) selected wines Village Environment Services: 20% discount on any accepted estimate for a CCTV drain survey or drain clearance. 07850 635 844 Wendover Dairy: 10pence off 1dozen free range eggs Whitewaters: Weekdays only 9-11.30am & 3-4.30pm, spend over £5 on food & receive one standard hot drink of your choice for FREE


REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 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 18months. 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 Wednesdays 09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, Wednesdays 12.45-14.45 & 18.00-20.00 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall Wednesdays 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion. Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 18.15 onwards : Kung Fu classes for kids and adults. St Anne’s Hall. Call Mark on 07809 403208. 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 Thu & SAT 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall 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 Month). All welcome SUNDAYS 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome

Kayaking round the Isle of Wight

Events in Halton on Sunday 1 Sep

Friday 29 August—Sunday 1 September Tides permitting, Matt Ryan and his crew are making an epic trip around the Isle of Wight in kayaks to raise money for The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, in memory of Paul Shyvers. If you would like to support them, visit their Just Giving page at http:// Thanks for any amount!

Halton Village Fete: 11am—5pm Once again, Halton Village Fete welcomes you to children’s fun rides, refreshments, bric-a-brac, produce stalls, BBQ, crafts, steam train rides and classic cars from 11am to 5pm. Return shuttle bus available between Halton Village and Halton House.

Britain’s Best on Court Sat 31 August 1-6pm, Halton Tennis Centre Some of Britain’s top wheelchair tennis players will be taking to the court at Halton Tennis Centre to encourage people to have a go at disability tennis for free during an open day. Junior world No2 wheelchair tennis player Lauren Jones will play an exhibition match against quad world No28 Ian Payne.

KEHS Autumn Show Sunday 1 Sep, 2pm, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Stop and smell the flowers at the annual show!

Halton House Open Day Halton House will be opened to the public. A team of guides will be on hand to elaborate on the history of Halton House both in the Rothschild era and in RAF hands. A shuttle bus will run between Halton House and the Station’s Trenchard Museum. Please note that Halton House has very limited disabled access and no disabled toilets. Laurie Holloway, 7pm Laurie Holloway and his trio are returning to Halton Village. Tickets, £10, are available from Wendover Clock Tower, 07885 619854 or Hot buffet food and licensed bar also available.

JOHN HAMPDEN SCHOOL WENDOVER OPEN MORNING Wednesday, 16th October We are holding an Open Morning on

Wednesday, 16th October for parents who will be choosing a school for their child for the academic year 2013-2014. Guided tours will take place at 9.15am, 10.15am and 11.15am.

To book your place on a tour please telephone 01296 622629 or email

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More Events S Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust

Evening WI Quiz for Clock Tower

Tuesday 3 September, 5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its first Constituency meeting on 3 September in St Anne’s Hall starting at 5.30pm (tbc) and is open to all. The Agenda will include information regarding patient forums, membership and engagement information. Please come show your support.

Sat 7 Sep, 7pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Tickets £12, include ploughman's platter, raffle and licensed bar. Tickets: Jinty Pyke:; post 10 Petersfield, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XU Margaret Stacey 01296 614552. All proceeds to Clock Tower.

Village Quiz Entry Deadline

Thursday 5 September Reminder - deadline for registration of teams for the Village Quiz starting on Thu 10 October, fully qualified & experienced taking place in the Bowls Club

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Iain Rennie Race Night

Wendover Arm Trust Open Day Sun 8 Sep, 12.30pm, Drayton Beauchamp Church Come to Drayton Beauchamp Church and find out more about the canal restoration work on the Wendover Arm. All welcome, admission free, but donations gratefully received! Grand Draw tickets (£1 each) available. Call 07547 181857 or click

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Friday 6 Sep, 7pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The local fundraising group has organised a Race Night. All profits go to Rennie Grove Hospice. Tickets £10, include a fish & chip supper: tel 01296 623869 or any committee member.

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258

Aylesbury Outer Ring Walk

Chiltern Humanists

Saturday 7 September Aylesbury Outer Ring was officially launched in Wendover Woods on 18 May. You can walk the Wendover section (or more) as the whole ring will be covered, please book beforehand: outeraylesburyring/53-miles-in-a-day

Tue 10 Sep, 8pm, Wendover Library Room For our first autumn meeting, Chris Reynolds will take a new look at the evolution of the human brain. This has been researched at a biological level and raises questions whether there is an inbuilt reason why some people are drawn to religion whilst others are not.

F R JEFFERY & SON Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel

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Tue 10 Sep, 7.45 pm, St Anne’s Hall The evening will feature a second visit by Mrs. Lilwall-Smith talking about her experiences when she lived in Japan, A Japanese Encore.

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More Events

Learn to Drive with ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per hour for the first three hours, then just £23 per hour! If you are interested call Brian on

Carers Bucks Support Group

Rennie Grove Hospice 3 Peaks Challenge

Thu 12 Sep, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room Gentle Zumba, a fun filled session of easy to follow dance fitness moves that inspire a fit and healthy lifestyle. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a towel. There will also be a chance to ask any questions you might have about your caring role.

Sun 15 Sep, All Day, meet at Pr Risboro’ School The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge offers 3 different routes with 5, 9 or 18 mile options to 01442 381549 or 07988 742385 suit your age or fitness level. All routes follow ST ANNE’S HALL to hire the famous Ridgeway national trail and through All enquiries to stunning Chilterns countryside. Entry to the Angela German Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge: £17 adults; £10 07423 266713 children. Entry fees include a t-shirt, medal and stanneshallwendover@ water along the route. Dogs are free! Further details and registration: 01442 820739 or or WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL whats-on/event-pages/chilterns-3-peaks . Ideal for Weddings/Functions etc

Wendover Choral Society Thu 12 Sep, 7.45pm, St Mary’s WCS is a small and friendly choir made up of local people who enjoy choral singing. Rehearsals take place every Thursday evening from 7.45 - 9.45 at St Mary's Church, Wendover and during September the choir would like to issue an open invitation to any rehearsals - come along and see what the choir does.

Wendover Free Church Open Day Sat 14 Sep, 11-4 Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church is 30 and wants to celebrate its anniversary with you! The shared premises in Aylesbury Road is open to the community, so come along and join in the fun. There will be no charge for most activities including live performances, craft for all ages, fun for children, and more, plus opportunities to find out what our church community is all about. Timetable of events on notice boards in Wendover or @stmary’s shop, 11 High Street.

Book Club

WiFi and late licences available

Sat 21 Sep, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre Coffee, cake and plenty of interesting conversation are available at Wendover Christian Centre Book Club. We discuss what we have been reading, our favourite authors, hear recommendations and sometimes swap books. No set reading – just the opportunity to talk over the books we enjoy. Everyone is welcome.

Enquiries : 07804 671445

Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Cafe is open for coffee from 8.45—10.30am during tern time

Phone 07742 689930

Weston Turville Historical Society PETER ELLIS Fri 27 Sep, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall In 1868 Sir Anthony and Lady de Rothschild of PAINTER & DECORATOR Interior & Exterior Aston Clinton staged an exhibition at Halton. Contact Hear about this Halton Industrial Exhibition. 01296 582900 (Local) Entrance £2 members, £3 visitors, including 07739 709583 refreshments. Visit

P. KERNAN TREE SURGERY All aspects of tree work undertaken Hedges maintained. Fully qualified—fully insured Local authority approved: free estimates Firewood for sale

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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET Finding it difficult to cut your toenails? Ingrowing or thick toenails causing problem? Painful Corns & Calluses!

FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Gill Crayford-Venn MCFHP MAFHP Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals

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Halton Singers Autumn Show

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Sep, Halton Village Hall Once again Halton Singers have pulled out all the stops to provide a “show for everyone” with sing-a-long songs, musical comedy, guitar players, a flautist who “tootles on the flute” and humorous monologues. Bar available all evening and nibbles provided! Book your £5 tickets early to make sure of a seat - available from 01296 624841 and 696759.

Non VAT registered

BARRY BAUGHAN Wendover Memory Walk

Sunday 29th Sept, 10am Wendover Woods

Experienced GARDENER The Wendover Memory Walk takes you through Reliable Service Wendover Woods to raise money and

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awareness for the Alzheimer's Society. A 5km walk on grass and woodland paths, with options to head back to the Gazebo/parking area after 1km or 3km. Registration and signing-in for walkers is from 10am in Wendover Woods Main Car Park Area, setting off at 11am, after a fun warm-up session. Registering for the walk is free click or call 0845 3060 898.

Fiddling for St Francis Sunday 29th September, Victoria Hall, Tring The Oxford Fiddlers will give a virtuoso performance. All proceeds go to The Hospice of St Francis, which supplies palliative care to many


cancer sufferers in our area. Tickets, £10, from David Lonsdale on 01296 631791 or

Strictly Florence ( Entries closed 26 July) Sunday 6 Oct, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Strictly Florence will see 10 local dance couples—including Karen Thomas and son Liam from Wendover—who have signed up for an intensive six weeks of ballroom training take to the stage with their new-found skills in what promises to be a night of dance to remember. Tickets £22.90-£52.90 available from ATG tickets, strictly-florence/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/ #overview_tab

Aylesbury Superhero Fun Run Sunday 13 Oct, from 9.15am, Watermead The third annual Aylesbury Superhero 5K (two laps around the lake) fun-run, jog, walk or crawl, will be returning to Aylesbury in celebration of the Florence Nightingale Hospice’s 25 th Anniversary Year. Registration is £10 per person (16+), £7.50 for 2-15-year-olds and under 2’s go FREE. and includes Aylesbury Superhero entry, superhero medal, plus refreshments and goodies on the day. You can get an entry form by visiting or by contacting the charity on 01296 429975, or register on the day.

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Wendover Post Office has been chosen as one of 120 branches out of the 11,500 Post Office PAINTING & DECORATING branches within the UK to introduce its award winning mortgage service. There is now a V. SIMMONS dedicated Mortgage Relationship Manager 40 years experience based at the branch who can help you with one For best prices, ring : of your most important decision. Home 01296 613387 Mobile: 07712 620167 Tel: 01296 625433

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 Ask to speak to the mortgage relationship manager who will see you in a confidential area.  Post Office mortgage specialist will provide with you an agreement in principle.  Telephone or paper based application is available and you will be guided through the process.  A dedicated application manager to see your application through to completion.

Post Office is the winner of Moneywise Mortgages Awards for the “Best Lender for First Time Buyers 2011” and What Mortgage Awards for “Best Fixed Rate mortgage provider 2012”. The key benefits of a Post Office mortgage are no higher lending charge or booking fees; unlike other providers. You can borrow up to 90% of the property value so you only need a 10% deposit, bringing your dream home within reach. The process is tailored to be as quick as possible so you get a decision in minutes. The Post Office mortgages are developed with 20 million customer visits per week in mind and available exclusively from the Post Office. Visit Wendover Post Office at 10 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DT or alternatively you can call the branch on 01296 623378 and ask for Sue Raja who has 18 years experience in financial services and holds Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) and is qualified to provide information on mortgages.

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September 2013


New Menu at Rumsey’s Chocolaterie The lovely menu at Rumsey’s just got better! Breakfast is now available from 8.30am to 11.30am with a delightful choice from Scrambled Egg with Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon, Porridge with Tims Dairy Greek Style Honey Yogurt, freshly squeezed orange juice and their delicious home baked Danish pastries. Aside from their light savouries for lunch, exquisite patisserie and award winning handmade chocolates they are now making a superb range of sandwiches freshly prepared to order and made using locally baked artisan breads to eat in or take away. In addition, every day there is a mouth-watering selection of specials on their blackboard. Rumsey’s would love to welcome you to come and try out their new menu. One thing is sure, you will be spoilt for choice and might need to go back again and again!

Latest News from The Chiltern Brewery The Chiltern Brewery won THREE 2 Gold Stars for 2013 for their bottled beers at The Great Taste Awards organized by the Guild of Fine Food. Ruby Anniversary Ale, specially brewed to celebrate CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide’s 40th anniversary, 300’s Old Ale and Bodgers Barley Wine were all proud winners. These bottled beers are all available in The Chiltern Brewery’s brewery shop in their converted barn at Terrick, near Wendover, where you can buy bottled and draught beers and carefully chosen specialist liqueurs and wines from local producers and a great selection of amazing food items. One of the beers on offer this September will be The Chiltern Brewery’s latest seasonal offering, Copper Beech Autumn Ale. Finally, there are brewery tours held on most Fridays and Saturdays at Terrick. Lasting one hour, they conclude with a tutored beer and food tasting session. Please see the website for booking details or call 01296 613647.

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Linda Kercher ISTD Congratulations to Linda Kercher who has received a Lifetime Membership of the Imperial Society of Dance Teachers since she has achieved 50 years with one of the UK’s major dance teacher associations. Linda is the principal of Kercher School of Dance.

Can you and a group of friends get together as a team to help fundraise for Marie Curie Cancer Care? Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high-quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses the choice of dying at home surrounded by their families. Our vision is to have a Fundraising Group in every town across Buckinghamshire, enabling us to raise more money, which will support the increase of nursing services for the county. As a charity we rely on volunteer Fundraising Groups to raise vital funds and awareness of charity’s work and we are looking to form a group in the Aylesbury area. By meeting as a group on a regular basis you would be supporting fundraising in your area. Not only would you be helping to raise funds to benefit the charity but there is lots of fun to be had along the way. If you are interested in finding out more or would like an informal chat about fundraising, please call Hazel Bendon the Buckinghamshire Community Fundraiser on 01604 258758 or email;

From 9.00am to Noon Teas, Coffees, Patisseries, Eggs Benedict / Florentine

All day menu from Noon Sandwiches, Platters, Drinks, Pizzas

Evening from 6pm to 11.45pm All mains under £10 except steaks Family friendly. All food locally sourced where possible. Freshly made on the premises including bread and biscuits. 20 hand picked wines by the glass. Over 40 wines by the bottle, fizz on tap. 20 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6EA 01296 696380

Health & Fitness What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis occurs when the struts that make up the mesh-like structure within bones become thin, and causes bones to become fragile and break easily. Breaks like this are referred to as “fragility fractures” and can follow a minor bump or fall. The wrists, hips and spine are most commonly affected. Spinal fractures can also cause loss of height and curvature of the spine. In the UK, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will break a bone, mainly because of poor bone health. It is estimated that 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis and there are roughly 300,000 fragility fractures a year (National Osteoporosis Association 2013). Bone loss occurs naturally as we get older but broken bones, because of osteoporosis, is not inevitable and there is much that can be done to prevent this. You can reduce your risk by eating a calcium-rich balanced diet and taking plenty of exercise. Summer sunlight helps generate vitamin D that our bones need. Exercise is important for everyone at all stages of their lives but is especially important for people with osteoporosis and at risk of fracture. Finding the right kind of exercise for you will help you to gain confidence and help to reduce your risk. Buff Bones® Pilates for Osteoporosis is a new class aimed specifically for the adult with diagnosed osteoporosis. It is a structured programme based on scientific findings of bone health, providing safe bone strengthening and balance improving exercises within the framework of a Pilates mat setting. It is adaptable to all fitness levels. For more information contact Katrina Rance - 07773454287, EMAIL: or see advert below.

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Want to run? Here’s how to get started

Why do people start running? Well the idea of doing something that is a) free b) starts the minute you leave the front door and c) keeps you lean and happier - must be brilliant! The health benefits are too numerous to mention, but here’s some highlights…Lower blood pressure, stronger immune system, increased libido (yes really!), greater bone density which reduces risk of osteoporosis, and reduced stress and anxiety. Let’s not forget the 600-800 calories burned in an hour of running, the endorphin trigger giving you that “runner’s high” (better than chocolate!) and all the benefits that exercising in the outdoors can give you. OK, so how to start? Firstly, “learn to walk before you run”. Yes really, walking is the best way to get going. Start with flat routes, and do walk-run intervals. Start with one-minute run, one-minute walk for 20-30 minutes, then build up the running time gradually, and start to reduce the walks. Make sure you have enough breath to talk/sing to ensure you are running at the right intensity. If you can’t talk, you are running too hard and will quickly burn out or worse, get injured. Be prepared for a few aches and pains after you first run, give yourself time to recover and then do it again. Keep building the intensity by adding more distance, some hills and running faster and more frequently over time. Combine your running with some strength and core exercises to help prevent injury and improve endurance. When you embark on your new training programme, keeping motivated can be tricky, especially on those cold, dark nights, after a hard day. Find a scenic route, run with a friend or in a group, have a goal, whether that be entering an event or weight loss. Most importantly, have a plan, diarise your running programme and stick to it. So what are you waiting for? - Jackie Robinson - JPR Fitness, see ad

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Opening Hours Reception is from 7.30am to 6.30pm every weekday except Tuesday, when we close at 8pm; the dispensary opens at 8.30am. Except bank holiday weekends, we are open on Saturdays from 8.15-11am (dispensary opens at 9am). On one day of the month we close at 1pm for staff training – in September this will be on Thursday 5th. Our telephone lines (01296-623452) are open from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays. For urgent matters at other times please call 111.

Booking an Appointment If you want to see a doctor or nurse and your problem is not urgent, you can book an appointment either by calling us on 01296-623452 or online at (To make online bookings you must first register in person at reception; please see the website for details.) Appointments may be booked up

to 4 weeks in advance; we do not hold back routine appointments for booking on the same day. Our aim is that you should not have to wait more than 1 week for a routine appointment, although sometimes the wait is longer if a specific doctor or nurse is requested.

Travel clinics We offer vaccination against some of the more serious diseases that can be encountered when travelling overseas. If you are planning a trip overseas and want to utilise this service please complete our travel risk assessment form at least six weeks before you travel. This is available For urgent problems please call us as soon from reception or downloaded from our as possible. A receptionist will ask you for website; please read the instructions on the information about the problem; this is form carefully. important for assessing the level of priority for your call in relation to others and to Based on your completed form, you will be help ensure that the most appropriate advised what vaccines are recommended person deals with your problem. You will for the countries you intend to visit and the be called back by one of the duty doctors to cost. While we will make every effort to discuss the problem in depth and agree a ensure the vaccines you require are course of action. Many problems can be available, there is unfortunately currently a dealt with on the phone, but if necessary national shortage of yellow fever, typhoid you will be offered an appointment to be and rabies vaccines. We will advise you as seen on the same day. If the problem is a quickly as possible if we are not able to continuing one, every effort will be made supply any of the vaccines you require. to arrange an appointment with your usual Please see for more doctor if she or he is available. details.

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September 2013 NICE NAILS

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local, high achieving, talented individuals aged 8–18, with ambitions to progress to a higher level in their sport. For more information or to make an appointment to look around our facilities and talk to our friendly staff about the London 2012 Legacy Project, please email or call John on 07738 293095 or Gemma on 07762 543207 or visit us online at

Bucks Stroke Support—Changing the lives of stroke survivors in Bucks One in six of us will have a stroke. Although more of us are surviving than ever before, stroke is still the largest cause of adult disability. With support from Buckinghamshire County Council, the Stroke Association is working in Bucks to ensure that stroke survivors and their carers are given the support they need to rebuild their lives after stroke. This new service is called “Bucks Stroke Support”. Among the support provided is an Expert Stroke Programme which is a free, eight week course for anyone affected by stroke. Other services include home visits, help for stroke survivors to return to work, and support in a group with trained volunteers. To register interest in the talks or to request support at home from one of our coordinators please contact us on 0300 3300761 or email us at You can also contact the Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100 or go to for more information and support on stroke.


PSYCHIC READINGS Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues

Telephone Nikki on: 01296 624417 07810 787899


September 2013 THAI ORCHID MASSAGE AND SPA Weekdays 6.30am-10pm Weekends 8am-4pm

Health & Fitness Contact the Elderly

Walking is Good for You!

Living on your own and would enjoy some Tel: 07587 172659 / 01296 330311 friendly, stimulating company? If you live within the Wendover/Lee area we would like to invite you to join us. Each month “Contact” hosts a Hair by Danielle Sunday afternoon tea for its members. The tea In the luxury of your own home parties are hosted by a volunteer in a family Fully qualified hair stylist home and our drivers are at hand to transport Free consultation £5.00 off your first hair guests from door to door. The aim is to offer an appointment with this ad enjoyable afternoon for older folk who live on Tel: 07984 222025 their own and have difficulty accessing public transport. Our group is small, never more than twelve guests.

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There is no cost involved for our guests, all our hosts and drivers are volunteers, and we enjoy the tea parties too! To qualify for membership a guest needs to be over 75 years of age, living on their own and unable to access public transport with ease. The teas take place on the third Sunday of each month between 3pm and 5pm.

Contact the Elderly is a registered charity and all our volunteers are CRB registered. To learn Writing your memoirs more please contact Anthea Hartley on 01494 or biography? 837372 or Professional biographers help DO YOU HAVE ONE AFTERNOON A MONTH TO write and create your own full If you can spare an colour hardback and digital books LEND US A HAND? 0800 955 0340 / 07845 754920 occasional Sunday (or Thursday) afternoon we would appreciate hearing from you.

Aylesbury Ramblers are having a Walk Festival to celebrate the Outer Aylesbury Ring on 7 September. Details about the Walk Festival are on our website We ask that walkers please register if possible on – to help us with our planning. This is a free event. In addition walkers will receive a free set of 14 Walk Guides together with a useful memento. – a water bottle.

Street Collection for Stoke Mandeville Hospital Scannappeal Can you spare just one hour to rattle a collecting tin in aid of Stoke Mandeville Hospital? The collection takes place on the High Street, Wendover on Saturday 28 September 2013 between 9.00am and 5.00pm. You can collect on your own or with a friend – you can even bring your dog along! All funds raised will go to the Gastroenterology Dept at Stoke Mandeville Hospital for specialist radiology equipment for the palliative care of patients with pancreatic, colon and oesophageal cancers. If you can help, please contact Scannappeal – telephone 01494 734161 or email .

LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

PERRY HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY for routine dental treatment. Acupuncture, Bleaching and Cosmetic treatments also available in a relaxing and friendly environment

Village Location Denplan Registered Please contact 01296 622631

Fergie’s Fitness Exercise to Music Shape up & Tone / Pilates Week commencing 9 September Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Friday:

6.45pm Fairford Leys Community Centre 7.00pm Weston Turville Village Hall 8.00pm Bedgrove Pavillion 1.15pm Bedgrove Pavillion Exercise to Music (50+) For fun, fitness and friends why not join us? For more information and pilates details , please call

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September 2013




In 2014 Wendover celebrates the 800th anniversary of the permission given by King John to Hugh de Gurnay, Lord of the Manor of Wendover in 1214 to hold a fair . Following the success of Wendover Celebrates 2012 we will be continuing to celebrate as a community with an exciting medieval theme. Wendover Celebrates 2014 will be held on the John Colet School field giving many opportunities for another fantastic, imaginative event to be enjoyed by all. Don’t miss out, save the date now . . . th

Sunday 25 May 2014

Children at the John Hampden School and Halton Lower School will receive details in mid September about how to enter our logo competition. We will be asking them to get out their pencils, put on their thinking caps and get creative, to design a fantastic new medieval themed logo to represent Wendover Celebrates 2014! Were you one of thousands of people stood cheering in awe at the passing parade in celebration of the Jubilee on 4 June 2012? Be a part of that next year . . . we are looking for the parade to be even bigger and better than before so get thinking about how your school, business, friends or family can create a fantastic medieval themed float to enter into the parade! L & C HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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September 2013 Roof Repairs New roofs, Lead Flashings, Repointing, Gutter Repairs

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Sewing Seams Easy Mending and alteration service for clothes and soft furnishings. Need a new zip, trousers or skirt needs shortening? Curtains need altering? Contact Mary Anne on 07761 222196


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D C Kaye & Co Solicitors Back to school? Back to reality? For the month of September, D C Kaye is offering a free initial consultation (up to an hour) with one of our family law specialists. Quote ‘The Wendover News’ when booking your appointment in order to take advantage of this limited offer. Contact us on 01296 620443 (W) or 01494 862226 (P) 01494 729024 (A) or email at Offices at 10a High Street, Wendover. Old Bank Chambers, 2 Wycombe Road, Prestwood 34/36 Sycamore Road, Amersham Bucks. For a list of all our other services please contact the above numbers.

John Colet School School Improvement Plan (SIP) 2013-16 The Governors, Senior Leadership Team, groups of staff and students have been working on our new SIP which will determine the strategic direction of the school over the next 3 years. Parental questionnaires completed last October were also used to inform our work. From September, we will have a new mission statement and new strategic aims which will lay the foundation for what we do. Mission from September 2013 Through hard work, inspiration, mutual respect and enjoyment, we will achieve success together. Strategic aims from September 2013 At John Colet, we will:  Embed student work ethic through a curriculum designed for success  Have outstanding teaching, learning and support  Notice and challenge any underperformance  Work in celebrated partnerships both within and outside the school community The new SIP will be available on the website from the beginning of Autumn term. Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds, Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840

WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF Tel: 01296 696822

MIDDAY SUPERVISORS REQUIRED for September 2013 We require 2 Midday Supervisors to join the lunchtime team at our friendly, caring school in September. The role involves supervising the children while they eat lunch as well as playground duty. No previous experience is necessary, although if you have worked with children this would be an advantage. Full training will be given including Schools First Aid. The hours of work are 12noon to 1.20pm, Monday to Friday, Salary will be paid on Bucks Pay Range 1a, point 5 (£7.18 per hour). If you are enthusiastic, young at heart and enjoy working with children, then this could be the job for you! For full details and an application form, please contact Catriona Durrant on 01296 696822 (option 4) or Calls and emails will be monitored and actioned during the summer holidays.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. Closing date: Friday 29 August 2013 Interviews: Week beginning 2 September 2013

September 2013

Club Corner

NODA nomination for WTS

WENDOVER THEATRE SOCIETY was recently nominated for “Best Play by an amateur society” by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for their production of Ghosts of Bedlam. WTS were also part of 2013 PlayFest with the play Debt to Society which also received excellent reviews. PlayFest aims to showcase productions by several local drama groups on an annual basis - the first two have been very well received. The next production for WTS will be the annual pantomime in January 2014 and anyone interested in appearing or being part of the production crew should telephone 01296 613469 or drop an email to

Scout Headquarters Make Over If you have walked past the Scout Headquarters in Clay Lane recently you may have noticed a few changes. A team from PerkinElmer, as part of the company’s Corporate Responsibility Day, offered a day’s voluntary work. Working on 24 July, the team set about the mammoth task of painting 320 feet of wooden fence, including the side backing onto The Poplars. Also, thanks to grants from Wendover Community Trust and an Aylesbury Vale


Community Chest Micro Grant, the Scouts have been able to build a wooden pergola and stands for sand pits and stoves. This is to give shade and an outside covered cooking area which can have lighting if needed and be used most of the year by the Scouts and Jack in the Box Preschool. The Wendover Scouts are run and managed by a large team of volunteers. The additional help given by companies like PerkinElmer and grants from Wendover Community Trust & AVDC Community Chest helps to improve Scouting for the young people of Wendover.

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SINGING TUITION Offered by Licentiate of Trinity College

Leaders for Guides and Brownies Extra leaders are needed for the Halton Brownies and the Wendover Guides. Both Units need another adult volunteer to help with planning events and running the meetings. Previous experience is not needed as all necessary training will be given. The Guides are aged between ten and fourteen and meet in Wendover on Monday evenings. The Brownies are aged between seven and ten and meet in Halton on Wednesdays in the early evening. If you are looking for a rewarding and fun way to give back to your community and would like to find out more, please phone Mary on 01296 624464 for a chat or email:



Stoke Mandeville

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Grass Cutting Service Regular or one off cuts For free quote call

Ian Whittome on 01296 682361 07749 848135

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September 2013

Club Corner TOM CHAMLET BUILDERS Extensions: Renovations: New Builds All building work undertaken Friendly, Professional Service References Provided Members of the Federation of Master Builders

Wendover Cricket Club

Wendover Swimming Association

Wendover Cricket Club’s junior teams have enjoyed, on the whole, a very successful season. The U15’s won the Bucks Division 2 South. In the Aylesbury League, the U15s finished as runnersup. The U14 team won the Bucks Division 3. The 07831 445691 U13s were runners up in the Bucks Division 2 01844 351519 South. The U11’s were runners-up in both Bucks COWLEAZE chinnor Division 4 South and the Aylesbury League. The U9’s entered 2 teams in the Aylesbury League, with one being a development team. Both teams finished runners-up in their respective divisions.


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Of the senior teams, Wendover 1st XI has won 3 of the 4 games during the last month and are second in the Kookaburra Mid Bucks League Division 1. The Club’s President’s Day is being held on Saturday 7 September at the Witchell ground and will feature the President’s XI v the Chairman’s XI, starting at 1.00pm. There is likely to be a 20/20 game in the morning at the same ground.

David Small

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

Building Contractor

The summer has turned out well for the honeybees, with good honey crops being reported. The first meeting of the winter programme will be 18 September. Please go to for more details.

For all your building needs from brickwork and patios to alterations and extensions

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Plumbing & Heating Engineers Crowford & Brackley All general plumbing work Gas Safe Reg No 45212

Credit & Debit cards accepted

Installing and servicing central heating, boilers & fires Full Bathroom and shower installation including tiling Landlords Certificates

Contact Martyn on 01296 623121 / 398158 Mobile: 07973 658927 Local Plumbing & Heating engineers since 1950 Email:

COMPUTER TROUBLE? EVER FELT LIKE THROWING YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW? FED UP WITH IT GOING SLOW? CRASHING OR FREEZING? STRANGE MESSAGES POPPING UP? OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO UPGRADE IT? Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your computer needs at very competitive rates.

call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 email New website

During July and August we have been able to make very good use of the pool. The extra sessions over the school holidays are proving to be very popular and we will be publishing our autumn term timetable soon. For opening times, click WSA had our first swimming school sessions in early August and are hoping to arrange more once the autumn term starts. Hopefully, by the time you read this, two of the boilers will have been repaired. Many thanks to all who have supported the WSA by using the pool or and to those who have become members or rejoined the WSA. Thank you especially to those who have come forward to volunteer to help with the work to save the pool. Please let us know at if you would like to help.

Wharf Café Located in the Wendover Youth Centre on the school campus in Wharf Road, the café will reopen at the start of the autumn term on Monday 9 Sept from 08:45 to 10:30 5 days a week during term time. WYC would like to thank its loyal patrons who find the café a safe community space for young children. It serves very good coffee, tea, soft drinks, pastries and toast at competitive prices.

ROZELLE SCHOOL of DANCING Ballet ~Tap ~Stage ~ Gymnastic Dance Classes for children from 3 years Tap Classes for adults Wendover Memorial Hall Wharf Road For more information

Telephone 01296 622001

Club Corner

Library Garden Open

We have now acquired new tables and chairs for our secluded garden at the library, where you can enjoy reading and relaxing in the fine summer sunshine.

at the Chilterns MS Centre and make a real difference. Email Jennifer on or call 01296 696133 for a chat

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Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

The new squash year starts on Sunday 1 September, with increased membership and active leagues. We are looking forward to another successful season. Over the summer our tennis teams have performed well at all levels with several topping their respective divisions. The new term coaching programme for tennis and squash commences the week beginning Monday 9 September, please go to Chilterns MS Centre News for Robert Breakwell is joining the Chilterns MS further details. Centre as its Interim Chief Executive from early September. Robert was Chief Executive of the Halton Military Wives Choir Iain Rennie Hospice at Home (now Rennie Grove and Ballinger WI Hospice Care) between 2008 and 2012 and was the charity’s Appeals & Communications Director The Halton Military Wives’ Choir were for the preceding 13 years. Chairman of Trustees, triumphant at their premiere concert at Ballinger Nick Brown, commented “We’re delighted that Memorial Village Hall. Robert is joining the charity at a significant point At the invitation of Ballinger W.I., the newly in its development.” formed choir entertained a full hall. Ballinger W.I. We are now recruiting volunteers for September. was proud to be able to put together such a Have you thought about how you are going to fill wonderful evening, whilst raising £1400 to be your day when the children go back to school? shared between the choir and SSAFA who Why not volunteer for a couple of hours a week provide support to our forces and their families. Saturday, 3 August was a sunny, warm morning for the official opening, when the garden was decked with bunting and a table full of pots of tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes - many made by our volunteers who were also on hand to serve. Local girl Rowan Carter also entertained with songs from musicals and a jazz saxophone performance.

September 2013

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September 2013

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Judicial Review Appeal


In July, HS2AA learnt the result of its judicial review appeal supported by Wendover. The result was mixed. One judge, with the most environmental expertise, agreed with the entire Accompany your wedding/drinks case against. The other two agreed that the reception, lunch, dinner or club night environmental strategic route assessments were with David, who plays missing but concluded that Parliament decided saxophone & clarinet the route. HS2AA won leave to appeal to the with full band, high Supreme Court, so more funding will be needed quality backing tracks to fight on and there remains a good probability - jazz standards, Latin, of success. It is highly encouraging that a very film/show tunes & pop. senior judge has found against the government on all counts. Adult & child saxophone/clarinet tuition available. Beginners welcome. Audio samples/playlist etc. on Tel. 01296 615118

meters from the current “green” tunnel entrance; Wendover only about 200 meters. To protect Wendover, we’d like it to be further away. The National Trust seems to prefer to damage Wendover and the Coombe Hill environment to “protect” Stoke Mandeville. If you are a member, please write and ask for a rethink and for the issue to be debated at the AGM. Please also sympathise with Stoke Mandeville, they are faced with prolonged construction disruption and huge noise from massive viaducts. But a tunnel portal over 2 kilometres away should be the least of their concerns!

The National Trust

Compensation Class Action

A more local issue is, oddly, the National Trust. Its response to the draft environmental statement objected to Wendover’s request to move the location of the portal of our proposed bored tunnel away from the village and slightly closer to Stoke Mandeville. Stoke Mandeville is 2,900

Finally, a national compensation claim is being organised, aimed at those close enough to be affected but too far for formal compensation: most people. The organisers are researching a possible massive legal challenge should there be enough support. It is free to support the idea; this only works with lots of support http://

THE DOG MAN Peter Ross M.B.I.P.D.T.

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September 2013

WT Reservoir


The Canal & River Trust are looking to do some modest rearrangements, to allow public access to the shoreline of Weston Turville Reservoir, just beyond the end of the concrete path by the Weston Turville entrance. This follows discussions between various user groups at the reservoir and local residents, who had been saddened that fences had closed off shoreline access. Residents are thrilled at this news, which will allow youngsters to be able, once more, to "fish" with their little nets and safely look at tadpoles and the like in shallow, shoreline water, rather than at the end of a deep jetty. See also Wendover News page 12 July 2013 and page 15 August 2013. The fishing club is, in principle, comfortable with access being opened up because it is an area they do not use, due to the overhead power cables in that corner. As this is such a popular site for visitors to dwell, the Trust would want to work with locals to clear the vegetation, allow shoreline access and see if a couple of benches or picnic tables can be located there. Volunteers are needed to help the Canal and Rivers Trust and Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to make this shoreline access possible. Please contact Wendover News if you can help: or 01296 624270. Your details will be passed on to the organisers of the clearance work. Thank you very much in advance.

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September 2013

The Great Train Robbery Musings on the Great Train Robbery 1963 by Doug Manderfield sometime Constable 504 and Sergeant, Bucks Constabulary and Thames Valley Police 1955 – 1985.(photo on web) Buckinghamshire Constabulary, with its headquarters in Aylesbury, comprised of five Divisions, Aylesbury, Bletchley, Chesham, High Wycombe and Slough prior to 1 April 1968. Aylesbury Division had sub-divisions at Aylesbury, Linslade, Waddesdon and Wendover.

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Officers from the whole of Buckinghamshire were drawn into the search for clues and evidence along the railway track and embankments. I was stationed at Wendover and was required to be involved in this search. After a relatively short period a number of offenders were arrested and their hideout at Leatherslade Farm (near Brill) was discovered. Again I was involved in guarding this site. Constables were engaged over a 24 hour period until all forensic evidence had been gathered.

Linslade Sub-division was made up of offices at Linslade, Ivinghoe, Stewkley, and Wing. Linslade and Ivinghoe areas shared the length of the main east coast line from Glasgow to London Euston. At this time communications to Constables on cycles and their station was by conference points made at public telephone kiosks, private house and in some cases public houses. (Conference points were usually on the hour the constable waiting at the pre-arranged place for five minutes prior and five minutes after). There were no mobile phones or sat nav.

The offenders were locked up in Bedford Prison and for initial court hearings were brought to the magistrates court attached to Linslade Police Station. These took place over a weekly period. Later these hearings were transferred to the district council offices in Walton Street Aylesbury. It was at these hearings at various times I was handcuffed to Wilson, Biggs, Boal and others. They were later dealt with at Aylesbury Assizes and given long prison sentences

On 8 August 1963 the tranquillity of the Linslade/Ivinghoe area was thrown into chaos when the high value travelling post office from Glasgow to London was waylaid at Sears Crossing. It has been said that it would have been the problem for Bedfordshire Police if it had happened some distance back.

Bruce Reynolds, thought to have been the brains behind this operation was not arrested until the 1970s I was then Station Sergeant at Aylesbury Police Station and he was held in the cells there, by which time we were under the auspices of Thames Valley Police. The rest is well documented.

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Local Face: Kieran Dunk Kieran Dunk has lived in Wendover all his life. He attended both primary schools before studying at the John Colet until the age of 16 when he left to pursue a career in the British Army. Kieran joined the Army in 2003, choosing to serve with The Grenadier Guards. Kieran’s career started at The Infantry Battle School Catterick. The initial training took 6 months to complete, at the end of which he was awarded Best Recruit. After a period on ceremonial duties in London, Kieran was deployed to BosniaHerzegovina for a 6 month peacekeeping tour. In 2006 Kieran deployed to Iraq for 4 months. His platoon was sent to Al Amarah which was the most heavily mortared base in Iraq. His platoon conducted night patrols to counter the insurgent mortar teams. In recognition of the platoon’s actions their commander was awarded the Military Cross. The battalion then returned to the UK and immediately began 6 months of training for a 6 month tour of Afghanistan in 2007, this being the fastest redeployment of fighting troops in modern times. Out of

150 soldiers from across the brigade Kieran was selected as one of the final 40 to serve in The Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF). BRFs act as the brigade commander’s eyes and ears, operating as a small independent unit far ahead of the main force.

support to Grenadiers who have been seriously injured in Afghanistan, and to the families of those who have been killed.

Kieran has since carried out a further two tours in Helmand in 2009 and 2012. In between tours, Kieran has completed two 4 month promotional courses in the Brecon Beacons and was recently promoted to Sergeant. Over the three tours in Helmand Province the Grenadiers lost 15 members killed in action, including James Ashworth who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. In addition, the Regiment sustained a large number of battle casualties, with many suffering life changing injuries. There remains the unquantifiable number of young men who will have suffered mentally and who will need support in the future. The Colonel's Fund has been raising money since 2007 in order to provide

On Tuesday 24 September 2013 Kieran, as part of a team from Support Company Grenadier Guards, is cycling the 300km from Wellington Barracks London to Waterloo in Belgium in 3 days in support of this fund. They hope to raise £10,000. There is a message from the Colonel, HRH The Prince Philip, KG, KT, on the website: . The company's just giving page is: w w w . j u s t g i v i n g . c o m / grenadierguardssupportcompany. If you are a taxpayer, you can increase your donation (at no cost to you) through Gift Aid. You can also donate by texting GREN 56 to 70070 and the amount you would like to donate. Please leave a message with any donation so that Kieran will know who has supported him personally rather than another soldier or the company as a whole.


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24 September 2013

Wendover Parish Council Page

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Clock Tower Report

The last few weeks have been relatively quiet, although hot, while we await a response from the Heritage Lottery Fund regarding our grant application for the restoration of the Clock Tower. The Website and Clock Tower window now have a progress thermometer showing how fundraising is going. If our bid is successful we should be in a position to proceed before the end of the year. If we are unsuccessful this will delay the project and we will need to rely more on donations. The WI has a quiz to raise funds on 7 Sept, and this, plus fundraising by No2 Pound Street, should mean the thermometer will be going up as quickly as the summer temperatures!

It was realised that the Clock Tower might need an inspection to check its overall condition in 2011. Arrangements were made in February 2012 for a survey to be carried out via a cherry picker.

There are plans afoot for raising funds to provide PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) in key locations in Wendover. I have been in discussion with possible fund providers and the Local Ambulance Service and we are optimistic that if the Council agrees, a rolling plan to provide two defibs a year can be put in place very soon. Whilst on the subject of your local ambulance service, please note there is an open meeting at St Anne’s Hall on 3 Sept at 7pm: one of the subjects could include defibrillators in public places. Wendover is an ideal location as we have good local access to professional Community First Responders who are based at RAF Halton. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 2 September, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room

This revealed the timber framed clock tower structure was extensively weathered and partly decayed. Although not structurally dangerous it needed attention as some of the timbers were considered to be sufficiently decayed to be beyond economic repair. This led to the conclusion that the Bell Tower would need to be replaced with a new structure. The Parish Council felt that planning for such works should be instigated straight away so that the necessary funds could be raised over a comfortable period and arranged, via their appointed surveyor, for a Schedule of Works to be drawn up and submitted to building contractors for pricing. On the basis of the costs submitted, it was decided that the funds to carry out the restoration works would be raised from various sources and by various means. We are now awaiting the decision of the Heritage Lottery Fund and hopefully will be in a position to place instructions for the works to be started soon. We do not yet have an agreed start date but consideration will need to be given to starting the works imminently in 2013 to avoid adverse weather conditions over the winter or indeed, to delay starting until Spring 2014. Charles Mallard, Project Manager

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 21 September Clock Tower Accommodation Temporary accommodation is needed for 2 members of staff working together for a maximum of 12 weeks. The minimum requirement is for 2 days a week with space for 2 filing cabinets a computer and access to a wifi connection. The Council is hoping a community minded person/ business may be able to help as the less public money spent the better!

Angling at Hampden Pond The priority for the Council is for the Pond to be managed as a haven for biodiversity and to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Fishing is an ‘added benefit’ from the management of the Pond. Its condition is regularly inspected and there is no sign of it drying up as it has done in the past leading to the temporary removal of the fish. With day tickets at just £4 for adults, it is a very affordable place to fish. Annual permits are £48 with big discounts for seniors and juniors. There is also a specially built fishing platform accessible by wheelchair users. We have recently cleared some weed from the front of the platform in response to a request from anglers. There are other places around the Pond for anglers who like a little more of a challenge compared to many of the local purpose built fishing lakes. If you are a Hampden Pond angler and have photos of recent catches please send them to us and we will publish a selection on the website.

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