April 2016 Wendover News

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April 2016

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copies available in Wendover Community Wendover always enjoys the annual sheep Library. The results of the petition will be drive down the High Street and this year we presented to Wendover Parish Council and the organisers hope that lots of different were lucky enough to have two. views will be represented, including those w w w. w e n d o v e r n e w s . c o . u k / n e w s / of teenagers. Please turn to the back page, wendover-high-street-sheep-drive-2016- Matters Arising, for comments by Wendover february Parish Council, which instigated the work. Unfortunately, seven of the lambs born to Wendover News has been posting at least these ewes have died in a savage dog attack. one photo every working day on its website Farmer Edward Mogford warns, “Although and Facebook. I caught the dog in the act of killing those sheep, the CPS look unlikely to prosecute which reinforces my view that when this happens again, and it is sure to, we will shoot the dog.”

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Manor Waste Refurbishment

The work on refurbishing our Manor Waste has upset some members of our local community and so a petition has been raised. This was developed by an online community and the easiest access is to go to: www.thepetitionsite.com/engb/975/654/584/wendover-manor-wasteredevelopment/#sign. There are paper

Wendover News has invited interested parties to write stating their point of view. Postal and email addresses are given on the right hand column of this page.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 5 & 19 April at 1.30pm

To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

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Events Weekly Senior Rugby Matches

3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday Every Saturday afternoon at Aylesbury every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Rugby Football Club, Weston Turville. Visit 12 BUSINESS FORUM Bucks County Museum www.arfcuk.com for details. 14 KATE’S INDIAN ADVENTURE Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP 15 WENDOVER CELEBRATES Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Art of Islam, 26 March-24 September. From classes to casual meetings, if you like to Free entry. Roald Dahl Gallery on the same 19 RAF HALTON make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is site; check website for opening hours. The 20 CLUB CORNER sure to be a group for you. Classes for spring museum also has a programme of talks in the 23 HS2 are already booking up! See pages 30 & 31. community and on-site events. Lots on for 26 SCHOOLS children & families during Easter fortnight! Cycle Rides and Local Walks 28 TRIBUTE - MARGARET COLES Details on www.buckscountymuseum.org. Group cycle rides that begin in or near 29 LOCAL FACE - JACKIE SAMBUCCI Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s Lacey Green Windmill 30 WHAT’S ON SUMMARIES roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but The windmill will be open on Sundays and Bank 32 MATTERS ARISING please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy Paced Holiday Mondays from Easter Sunday 27 March Rides Sunday 10, 9.30am from Your Cafe in until Sunday 25 September from 2 pm to 5 pm. Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor the Park, Sunday 17, 9.30am from Weston Admission is £2.50 per adult and £1 per child Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Turville Shops and Sunday 24, 9.30am from (aged 5-15). Also open on Saturday 14 May from Wynne Byford - Graphics Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Visit 2 pm to 5 pm, and on Sunday 15 May from 11 Paul Hammett - Accounts southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more. am to 5 pm for National Mills Weekend. Please recycle your Wendover News The Ramblers have a programme of organised Printed in the UK by walks in the Wendover area. Have a look Animal Roadshow The Magazine Printing Company Fri 1, 2.30 & 3.45pm, Wen Library Room using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers at the listings on pages 30 & 31 or www. www.magprint.co.uk aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for more details. The exciting animal roadshow returns with its menagerie. 2.30pm for under 5s, 3.45pm for 5+. Booking essential for this event. Regular Events at Wendover Library Carer/Housekeeper required Bounce & Rhyme, Tuesdays 10.15 & 11.15am for gentleman with dementia who is term time, Learn my Way computer training 20th Annual Spring Show otherwise extremely fit, healthy and first Tuesday of each month, please book. Sat 2, 2pm, Aston Clinton School HP22 5JJ perfectly mobile The Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton The ideal candidate would be supported Tea & Talk, Thu 14, 10.30-11.30am. Foreign Beauchamp Horticultural Society are proud by family living locally. The role requires Language Conversation - please book, Fri 8, to present their 20th annual show. Entry £1. an applicant with a wealth of experience 10.30am-12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 19, 1.30Spring Show in dealing with dementia and who would Sun 3, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN prefer a role caring for one person only. Come along and enjoy some beautiful spring Car driver essential. Location approximately displays of Spring flowers, together with 2 miles from Wendover. Excellent salary for delicious home-made teas. the right person. Approximately 40hrs pwk. – A job share for two would be considered.

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be discussing cut flower production - touted as “the next big thing” after the massive revival of fruit and vegetable growing in the last few years.

Buckinghamshire Bird Club

Thu 7, Sun 10 & Sun 24, times & venues vary Thu 7, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall “Birds of the Camargue” with speaker Jonathan Forgham; £2 adult non-members. Sun 10, 9.30am (morning only event), Manor Farm, MK12 5RH - Waders and spring migrants. Meet at car park; SP817422. Sun 24, 5.009:00am Ashridge Visitor Centre HP4 1NE - Early morning birdsong, Warblers and ’crests. www.bucksbirdclub.co​.uk

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Spiritual Nourishment Workshop

Sat 9, 10am-3pm, Weston Turville Village Hall A chance to focus on loving action and increase your loving energy with like-minded souls. Opportunities for connection and kindness to yourself, to others, and to nature. £50 inc lunch. curiousatom.com. See page 7.

Table Top Sale

Sat 9, 10am-3pm, Ellesborough Parish Hall Bric a brac, small pieces of furniture, household stuff. Come rummage!

Wendover Music 2016

Sat 9, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Wendover Music is delighted to welcome back the brilliant young


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Wendover Music Concert Series 2016 at St Mary’s Church 9 April: Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and Barber

14 May: Heath Quartet

Mozart, Bartok and Ravel

11 June: Steven Isserlis (cello) and Tom Poster Bridge, Kabalevsky and Beethoven *** All concerts start at 19.30 *** Tickets available from ‘Just’ 11 High Street, Wendover and from the website www.wendover-music.org www.wendovernews.co.uk

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‘A Feast of Literacy’ – Talks on Travel, Poetry and Crime Entrance fee: £5 or £4 for Members of FOWL We are very grateful to the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust for their donation to fund books and magazines chosen by readers, volunteers and staff exclusively for Wendover Community Library. Look for the stickers on the books or ask staff for more details. Thanks to many local eateries our 2016 Restaurant Raffle will be drawn on Saturday 30th July. Tickets £1 each or £5 per book are available from the library www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/friends-of-wendover-library


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Reliable Lady Gardeners Garden tidying Regular garden maintenance

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Physical Fun at its Best! Ofsted says “Outstanding” Wednesday morning classes in St Anne’s Hall, Wendover at 0945 & 1035

Also classes in Amersham, Aston Clinton, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Tring and more! classesinfo@active-creative.com

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pianist Martin James Bartlett. Martin won the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2014, and has been stunning audiences ever since. Tickets available from Just, 11 High Street, Wendover and via the website www.wendover-music.org. He is reducing his commitments this year so this will be one of the few places to see him. Early booking recommended! See advert page 3.

Chiltern Humanists Meeting

Tue 12 6-8pm & Sat 23 9-11am, HP22 6HF Parents are welcome to drop in, meet the staff and enjoy a tea or coffee. To find out more, visit www.littleacornswendover.org or call 01296 625787. See advert page below.

Graham Horn will be talking about “Thankful Villages of WW1”. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com

Introduction to Garden Design

Wed 13 & 27, 7.30, Wendover Library Room 13 April - Watercolour demonstration with Andy Lee. 27 April - A challenge to paint from a black & white photo - only using three colours. Any medium. Non-members welcome.

Tue 12, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Stewart Lansley - “Divided Britain - The Impact Of Rising Inequality”. Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Just come along. For more information and events, please visit www.chilternhumanists.org.uk.

Evening WI Little Acorns Kindergarten Open Days Tue 12, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall

Tue 12, 7-9pm, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Looking for an affordable odd jobs man? Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks. Aimed at anyone When there’s a Will there’s a way! wishing to take the first steps towards designing or any other PAINTING and planning a garden. Buckinghamshire Adult GENERAL MAINTENANCE Learning (www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk) course GARDENING code: F2GA53AAO. For more information Call Will: 07800 765 766 contact Lindengate on 01296 622443 or email E-mail: will.sidebottom@yahoo.com info@lindengate.org.uk.

Wendover Art Club

AC, B & DB Horticultural Society

Wed 13, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Graham Austin on “Delphiniums”.

Wharf Road, Wendover, HP22 6HF Tel: 01296 625787 Email: enquiries@littleacornswendover.org Website: www.littleacornswendover.org For many children, starting pre-school is the first big step towards independence. By choosing ‘Little Acorns‛, you can be assured of a happy, stimulating and safe environment for your child. Our children are offered a wide range of experiences, skills and interests and we aim to provide a curriculum that will extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. ‘Little Acorns‛ is registered with Ofsted and we were last inspected in December 2010 when we were given a ‘Good‛ overall judgement. Check out our informative website for more information. Please contact us if you would like to visit or register your child 4

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Concert at St Mary’s Weston Turville Saturday 23 April 7.30pm Aylesbury Consort of Voices

Events On Screen

Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “Brooklyn” An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Book Club

Sat 16, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre All readers welcome to this month’s Book Club! We don’t have a set book, but discuss what we have been reading, recommend books to each other and sometimes swap books.

local a capella group sing madrigals, part-songs, anthems etc 13th to 20th century Tickets £10 at the door, U18 free, incl wine & refreshments. Enq 424982

be wound up as a formal organisation. All are welcome to this meeting.

NVS Lecture

Wed 20, 7.30pm, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT Sherie Plumb will talk us through a year on her vegetable garden. Members free, guests £3, includes refreshments.

PACE Open Morning

Sat 16, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Centre In this talk, Michael Gandy introduces members of Buckinghamshire Family History Society to what might be found in the records of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer. Free. Nonmembers welcome. Donations appreciated.

Sunday 24 April 2016 at 3.30pm

The service lasts for about 40 minutes See page 6 for more details LIPREADERS HEAR BETTER ...

Thu 21, 10.30am-1pm, two locations Meet the fantastic staff and inspirational children and see specialised facilities at both Conventon Road Primary School and the Early Years Intervention Centre on Wendover Lindengate Spring Fair Road. Have a tour of both sites, and join Sat 16, 2-5pm, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD for light refreshments. Free. Book via www. The five acre garden will be open and there thepacecentre.org. Dates also in May & June. will be art and craft stalls, conservation stands, kids activities, refreshments and a chance to Wendover Horticultural Society find out more about Lindengate’s work. Please Thu 21, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room bring unwanted gardening books, to the ‘Bring Jim Penman shares “Memories of Wendover and Buy’ stand. Entry £1; u12’s free. See ad p1. Horticultural Society”. Also Sat 30, Coach outing to RHS Wisley. Enquiries 622334.

Records Of The Great Courts

You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Mary’s Church, Wendover

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Contact: Judy Perry, MATLA judy.lipreading@gmail.com 07837 993923

New term starts Friday 29 April Small, friendly classes in the community room at Wendover Library Newcomers welcome - free trial lesson!

Halton Singers Spring Concert

Friday - 29 April Saturday - 30 April 2016 Halton Village Hall 7:30pm prompt!

Jazz in Aylesbury

Thu 21, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury HP20 2JJ The Alex Garnett Quartet with the UK’s Finest Jazz musicians, £14 in advance, £15 on the door and under 18s £6. Ticket sales contact Kim 01296 437641 or Frank 07518 306552.

Lipreading & Managing Hearing Loss classes

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Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Come Dine with Us

Fri 22, evening, Chilterns MS Centre Join our dinner party and enjoy a three course meal for just £10 a head at the Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm Chilterns MS Centre. Read more at: www. St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville chilternsmscentre.org/fundraising-and2 May Monday BH Get Wendover Cycling EGM news/fundraising. 29 May Sunday Tue 19, 7.30pm, 64a Lionel Avenue 30 May Monday BH At the recent AGM, after a thorough discussion, Rotary Club “Big Quiz” 26 June it was agreed that Get Wendover Cycling had Fri 22, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Delicious home-made cakes and scones reached the end of its useful life and should Supporting WheelPower. Tickets £12.50 per Sat 16, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ “My Mother’s Work” with textile artist Kathy McTaggart. Visitors welcome, £4. Enquiries 01296 425015.

Artists & Makers Fairs 2016 Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP Bradmoor Farm, 23rd April, 14th May, 29th Stanbridge Road, October, 19th November and Haddenham, HP17 8JX 3rd December 30th April & 1st May 10am - 4pm

Does cancer affect you? Are you a cancer patient, friend/relative or carer?

A Health and Wellbeing Information Day for all Wednesday 22 June 2016 9.00am – 4.45pm The Gateway (AVDC), Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF Visit information stands and join talks given by cancer health experts, including: • GP referrals and screening • Exercise and diet • Financial issues

• Diagnosis and overview of treatment • Emotional and psychological wellbeing • Carers support

Refreshments/lunch will be provided

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If you would like to attend and book a place or receive further information, please contact the cancer education, information and support team on 01296 316537/6954


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person (includes cheese platter), sold by tables Wholeness and Healing of 8, from www.wendoverrotary.org.uk. Sun 24, 3.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover A gentle service, offering the opportunity to Artists & Makers Fair experience God’s loving presence and healing Sat 23, 10am-4pm Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP touch, for everyone in the community. You do not Artists showcasing their works in a variety of need to be a church-goer to attend. Anyone being media. Also Sat 30, Haddenham. See advert challenged by physical or mental illness, suffering page 5. trauma or loss or supporting someone who does, could find this helpful. See advert page 5. Family Movie Night Sat 23, 6.30 for 6.45pm, Wen Christian Ctre A Feast of Literacy Wendover Free Church is screening “The Fri 29, 6.30pm, Wendover Library Lego Movie“. Admission, popcorn and ice World Book Night celebrations with: Howie cream are free. Families and unaccompanied Sayers – talk on Sicily; Ruth Sayers – poet; adults welcome, but we regret we cannot Luana Lewis – author. Tickets £5 from the take responsibility for children on their own. Library. Booking essential.

Free Barn Dance Halton Singers Does Science make complete sense Sat 23, 7-11pm, Wilstone Village Hall Fri 29 & Sat 30, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall or do you need help? Hosted by the local Morris sides. Details www. “Showtime”, tickets £6, telephone 01296 Want to improve your grades? I can help you understand science and improve your grades Experienced and fully qualified former Colet teacher Friendly, effective and based in Wendover SCIENCE TUTOR AND COACH SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY A level, GCSE and getting ready for all exams Call Mrs Smith on 01296 624 855 or email: sandymail7@talktalk.net

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Jazz with “Sway”

Weston Turville Historical Society

Sat 23, 7.30pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE Hear “Sway”, a 6 piece jazz band. Tickets £8 from Johanna 01844 343996 or Rachel 01844 761995. Complimentary drink.

CDRS Quiz Night

Sat 23, 7.30pm, Nora Grace Hall HP23 5BA Help fundraise for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. £12.50 per person, teams of 6, includes hot meal. Reserve your table on www.chilternsdogresc​ue.org.uk.

Fri 29, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “Hambleden - Life & Death in a Roman Villa” with Dr Jill Eyers. £2 members, £3 visitors. www.wthsoc.org.uk.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 1 May - Wendover Celebrates, see pp15-18 • 8 May - Aston Clinton Village Market • 14 May - PACE Big Walk • 24 May - PACE Tea Party Launch • 5 June - Wendover Arm Trust Canal Open Day Archangel Healing Groups & One-to-Ones

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Dr Lynda Raybould, Dr Beryl Hinton and all the staff at Perry House Dental Surgery welcome new and existing patients We are a fully private practice, offering treatments from general dentistry, to whitening and more cosmetic work and implants. Nervous patients are very welcome and we offer an option of hypnotism and acupuncture to help with this or the gag reflex. Phone for details on appointments or prices

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forgiveness?). Pause for a second and think of three things you’re thankful for. It’s lovely falling asleep thinking of all the wonderful things the day has brought, rather than focusing on what has not been achieved.

It’s easy to feel weighed down by what seem like such negative things going on in the world. We may not be able to help directly, but we can When I talk about loving action, I usually refer to help ourselves and our communities feel more my three main ones: kindness, forgiveness and love by taking just little steps towards more gratitude. And I’m not just talking about being loving action. kind and forgiving to other people! Self-kindness So go and make someone a cup of tea; forgive and self-forgiveness are just as important. that driver who cut you up; look up and be Our gestures of kindness do not always need thankful for the sky; have a long and relaxing to be big and dramatic. Even the smallest of bath; hug your children for an extra second; loving actions can make such a difference. smile at the next person you see and know Choosing to recycle your batteries instead of that when you take loving action your innerthrowing them away, turning off the tap when light cannot help but shine brighter. you brush your teeth, smiling at someone as Visit my website curiousatom.com, dedicated you pass in the street - all are loving actions. to providing feel-good ideas for spiritual We can start off small with gratitude as well. It nourishment. You will also find details there of would be quite hard to feel grateful at all times my spiritual nourishment workshop in Weston - we are only human after all (remember self- Turville on 9 April. Elizabeth Beston

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You Write Thanks to the Trust!

This really is a very special village, where that A rather belated but huge official thank you to elusive stuff called ‘community spirit’ is still to the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust from the Harrison be found in abundance. So many of you rightly take a great deal of pride in living in Wendover family, who lived in Wendover for 22 years. and lend your time to work with the Parish The Trust kindly provided grants to assist Council in order to keep it the desirable place my children buying books for their uni to live, work and visit that it is today. I am sure courses. Nicholas studied psychology and there are many of you who don’t really know Amy environmental science. The books were what services and facilities the Parish Council purchased from the local “Harrisons” book shop. provides - and in some ways that is a good Some time after their dad John went through thing as it probably means it is doing a good redundancy, he started his own antique job! In my experience, working in different restorations and chair covering business. Councils (Parish and County), I’ve come to The Trust helped him buy tools he needed realise that contact from residents usually comes when things aren’t going quite so well. to get started. Finally, after being a nursery nurse all my life, an article about “a day in the life of a community play specialist” inspired me to become one. Not in a position to fund myself, once more the Trust kindly stepped in and enabled me to do the year’s course. After 12 ¼ years as a play specialist on the children’s ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, I have just retired. It has been a privilege, a joy and great fun working with the lovely children and their families.

I have been quite touched by the number of you who have taken the time to wish me well for the future and have been so complimentary to me as well as understanding of my decision. I feel happy in the knowledge that, having recently been instrumental in the Council obtaining a £213,500 grant from AVDC for the works to the Manor Waste, I will leave you having brought considerably more funding into the parish than it has cost to employ me.

Nicholas and his family are living in New York, where he works at the UN on climate change. I would like to thank the Councillors and staff Amy and her family live in Bristol where at Wendover Parish Council and wish them all she works as an Education Officer at the well for the future. Architectural Centre. Charlotte Hewes Clerk to Wendover Parish Council We are all most grateful for the help of the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust. What a difference they made to our family! Once more, thank Murder Mystery Thanks I would like to thank everyone who came you from us all. Angie Harrison HPS along to the Murder in Wendover event on March 5th in the Memorial Hall. The Farewell and thanks from Parish Clerk Quaintwood Players performed their ‘Off As the outgoing Clerk to Wendover Parish the Rails’ murder mystery play with great Council I’d like to say farewell to all the accomplishment and kept everyone guessing marvellous people I have worked with in the identity of the murderer to the very end. The help of a wonderful team of volunteers Wendover over the last few years.

meant that the evening ran smoothly and the cleaning up was done in record time. The evening raised a brilliant £1046 for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Emma Carroll Community Fundraising Manager Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

Thanks to Wendover Toddlers!

The Wendover Swimming Pool would like to thank Wendover Toddlers for the kind donation of their remaining funds to the pool. This is a very generous gesture; we shall use the funds to buy swimming toys for toddlers to play with. Our gain is Wendover’s loss - we were very sad to hear that Wendover Toddlers is to close after 45 years, particularly given that one factor in that decision is a lack of volunteers. A number of facilities in Wendover for young people rely on volunteers: Girl Guides and Scouts; football and cricket; the library and the pool are just some. Please volunteer and help to keep Wendover the great community it is! Trustees of the Wendover Swimming Pool

Toddler Thanks

Thank you to everyone who came to the last Wendover Toddlers session, and to Helen Brawn from Sing & Sign for providing free entertainment. We would like to thank all members for supporting the group and everyone who has contributed to the committee duties over the years. A big thank you must go to Grant at Tesco Express for his continued support with donating dried goods for our drinks and snack times since the new healthy snack time came into place in 2014, as well as the chocolate cakes for our last session. Leona Wheals

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Halton Tennis Centre (HTC) was honoured to be nominated for Club of the Year at the Annual LEAP Bucks and MK Sports Awards. It was inspirational to be in a room full of worthy sports coaches, clubs and volunteers. The awards night had an Oscars-like feel, with the three nominees for Club of the Year being introduced and the winner’s name in a gold envelope.

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Halton Tennis Centre won the award and was recognised for providing a welcoming, sociable, safe and inclusive environment. The club embraces people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It has a dedicated team of volunteers who support a highly professional team of coaches and administrators to help the club uniquely retain a village club atmosphere, yet cater for both recreational players and international athletes alike.

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APRIL 1916

In Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) the third attempt to raise the siege of Kut failed. On 29 April 1916 the British forces under General Townshend surrendered to the Turks. The siege had lasted 146 days. 9,000 British and Indian troops were taken prisoner. The Irish rebellion against British rule – the Easter Rising – began on 24 April in Dublin. By the end of the month the rebellion had ended and the Irish leaders were executed. German battlecruisers bombarded Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The Battle of Verdun continued with much bloodshed. On the Western Front small scale attacks, mining and shelling were endemic. Wendover ’s f o r m e r postman, Sergeant A r t h u r Tre a d way of the 7th Battalion the Duke of C o r n w a l l ’s Light Infantry, was reported missing on 11 April 1916. The Wendover Magazine of September 1916 recorded that after he was wounded near Ypres, Arthur was moved to a dressing station which was then shelled and completely






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destroyed. The British and German Red Cross Societies searched hospitals in the area, but there was no trace of Arthur. In September the War office declared Arthur “missing, presumed dead”. Arthur, who left behind a wife and four small children, has no known grave. Arthur Treadway enlisted as a Regular soldier with the Duke of Cornwall’s in January 1896, claiming that he was aged 18 when, in fact, he was only 15. He spent seven years in the army, mainly in India, and then nine years as a Reservist. After leaving the army Arthur became a postman, initially in London and then in Wendover. In September 1914 Arthur re-enlisted in his old Regiment and became a sergeant. He was posted to France in March 1916 and had scarcely been in the Ypres area for a month before he was killed.

The anonymous writer of the leading article in the April 1916 edition of the Wendover Magazine proposed that a committee should be formed to ensure that the prosperity enjoyed by Wendover since the beginning of the war should continue in peace time. The writer noted that men who had earned 15 shillings a week before the war were now

earning three times that mount; that the hotels were full; all the small apartments were rented out; that there was full employment; and that tradesmen had increased their turnover enormously. He advised that now was the time to plan Wendover’s future as a health resort. “The air on the hills is as pure as any sea-side resort, and is free from fog and mists. A few motor and cycle trips to places of interest and a small guide book would aid the prosperity of Wendover”. He advised that houses should be roomy, light and well-ventilated; diet must include milk, fat, and fruit, “all abounding in the Vale of Aylesbury”. In April 1916 the editor of the Parish Magazine, Mr Black, suggested that Wendover was now of sufficient importance that it should be an urban authority rather than a parish. The Chairman of the Parish Council, Mr H. Wood, said that: “... he did not think that the present time was opportune to apply for such powers, as it would certainly mean increased expenditure”. Mike Senior & Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.




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finding the confidence to perform in public. We also met regularly with a children’s group, engaging in activities such as painting rights on stones and making a wall painting with a message challenging the caste system. Now back at home I am completing the Action at Home part of the volunteer programme, where I get involved in active citizenship in my own community. If you are working on any projects or volunteer schemes that would require any help please feel free to contact me katereed14@hotmail.co.uk. Conversely, if you would like to know more about the scheme or would just like to ask a few questions about my experience and chat about international development then please email me. To find out more about the ICS schemes please visit their website: www. volunteerics.org. Finally, I would like to thank hugely everybody who supported me, donated their time, money and efforts to my fundraising and preparation. Your excellent generosity gave

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It’s not all about what we do on the pitch, we are always working hard behind the scenes too. Most recently, our Chairman has attended a meeting at the MK Dons stadium as part of the FA Charter Standard forum to discuss ways to prevent the decline in Men’s adult football across Bucks & Berks which naturally as a club is hugely important to us. As a club we love to get involved in the local community so this year you will find us doing our bit on the bar & BBQ, alongside our sister club the Wendover Sparrowhawks, at this years Wendover Celebrates which is set to be bigger and more fun than ever.

for a number of years is stepping into the Reserve Team Manager role replacing Richard Cairnie. The committee and club would like to say a big thank you to Rich for his time as Manager. Aden is also this month’s player of the month in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the club. On pitch news, the First are through to the semi-finals of the Marsworth Senior Cup which will be played at Fairford Leys on Saturday 9 April.

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The final few matches in the “Short Mat” leagues have now been completed with one of teams finishing as “Runners Up” - a very good effort. There will be a Photo Quest in Wendover on 3 April (a new date) which involves members seeking the location of a series of photographs which have been taken in and around the “village”. A cream tea will follow along with a prize presentation for the team that found the most points of contact.

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Club Corner The first outdoor match takes place on 23 April away so let us hope for good weather (we bowlers are daft enough to play in the rain). This will be followed by a Turn Up and Play on 24 April at the Club, followed by a busy season of bowling in friendly matches, league and county-wide competitions.

MM, Aldbury MM, Three Horseshoes Morris Dancers and New Moon Morris - will tour the Vale for the day and finish off with a massed Morris display in Friars Square at 4pm. Once we’ve regained our strength, we’ll head for Wilstone Village Hall and host the barn dance. All you have to do is turn up on the evening but if you want to know more, please contact For more information please see our website us through www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk. wendoverbowlsclub.co.uk or call Ann or Eric Smith 01494 569377 or Brian Wheeler 01296 Meanwhile, our normal practice nights 622605. We are seeking new members, and continue on Tuesday evenings at 8:15pm in as it is a game for all ages why not give it a go? Wilstone Village Hall. All men and boys are Please talk to one of the above to arrange a welcome to join us and the 2016 WMM’s programme of regular events is now visit to the Club to see the facilities. available on our website. Wassail, John King, WMM Whitchurch Morris Men Our year has started well with tours and ales with local sides and some from much further Sparrowhawks Break Records! On 14 February, some Wendover Sparrowhawks afield. We start dancing out earlier, too! had a particularly special Valentine’s Day as This year, St George’s Day (23 April) falls they took part in a world record attempt by on a Saturday and you are all invited to a playing in the world’s longest netball match FREE BARN DANCE in the evening. The local as part of England Netball’s 90th birthday Morris sides - Whitchurch MM, Towersey celebrations in aid of Sport Relief.

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Club Corner The entire match lasted over 4 days and our girls played continuously for a solid hour, with no subs – which was definitely a challenge for their fitness! The Sparrowhawks played a division 2 team from Kent – but despite the obvious gap in divisions, they put up a brilliant fight, initially matching the more experienced side goal for goal. The match ended a respectable 41-31 to the opposition. The girls played absolutely brilliantly – and even got a special mention from the umpire who said our wonderful goal keeper “got more interceptions than some England players”. You don’t need to be a record breaker to join us! We are always on the lookout for new players and train every Thursday in Aston Clinton from 6.30pm. All the details can be found on our website www.wendovernetballclub.co.uk.

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are always welcome and should contact Club Captain Jonathan Seabrook (07767-148119 / jseabrook@talktalk.net ). Bucks Bird Club Bucks Bird Club are holding their next indoor meeting at the Wendover Memorial Hall on Thursday 7 April, when Jonathan Forgham will speak about the Birds of the Camargue, an internationally important wetland with over 200 recorded species of birds. Doors open at 7.15 and the talk starts at 7.45 p.m. Nonmembers are very welcome to attend and entry is £2. Visit www.bucksbirdclub.co.uk for more information about club activities.

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There will be a Junior Tennis and Squash Camp on 8 April where attendees will spend time with our tennis and squash coaches, full details can be found at www. wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk. The Squash and Racketball Club tournament finals day will be held on 23 April. The winter Adult tennis leagues are now complete, it has been a difficult season as some teams have suffered from the lack of players due to injury. We hope things will look up for the summer Aylesbury District and Bucks Shield competitions where we have 7 teams entered.

The units in Wendover District Girlguiding celebrated Thinking Day on Sunday 21 February at Wendover Memorial Hall with an afternoon of international dance. Thanks to the Brownie mum who taught us all bhangra, Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association and to the belly dancers from Queen’s Park The honeybee colonies are now beginning to expand after a long period of confinement Arts Centre who made it look easy! in their hives over the winter. Towards the Wendover Cricket Club end of April the swarming season will start. Wendover Cricket Club’s first senior matches A colony of bees swarms as a natural means are on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 April. The of reproduction. Our Association operates Mid Bucks League begins on 7 May and a free swarm collection service, for further the 1st XI will be competing in the Premier information on how to identify a swarm and Division, whilst the 2nd XI are in Division 2. our swarm collection contact details go to Nets will start mid-April. New senior players www.mbbka.org.uk.


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HS2 HS2 Focus Groups Ipsos MORI have been commissioned to carry out focus groups by HS2 Ltd. On Thursday 10 March two such focus groups were hosted in the Red Lion. One was for over 40s, the other for under 40s. Catherine Waterman from The Flower Gallery was in the latter group. She was appalled at the lack of knowledge of HS2 by the rest of her group. Here is some of what she wrote that night: As I work on the High Street I hear a lot of stories about people who are directly affected and I’m not sure everyone truly knows how awful it can be for some people knowing that their homes, incomes and lives become dependent on the company HS2 Ltd. It’s easy to talk about “people who are directly affected” but it’s actual heartache and depression that some people are experiencing.

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two hours doing this focus group. I hope my message gets to them. Our fate, MY fate, is in their hands. I’m proud to live and work in Wendover. I’ve been here all my life. Please continue to think about what HS2 will do to our community through construction and what kind of village it may have become when it’s finished.

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Think of the route it takes and the impact it will make on your life. Where do you travel to work? For leisure? To take a walk? To visit friends? You won’t be able to get across this construction easily. All I can think is the number of trains that this new northern part of the network is going to need and how every single one is going through the bottleneck at the bottom where Wendover sits.

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The Fight Goes On! In spite of receiving almost 200 petitions from Wendover, Dunsmore and Halton, The Select Committee of the House of Commons virtually ignored our voice, recommending only a 100 metre extension to the Green Tunnel and the erection of grotesque, 6m high sound barriers north and south of our town. The fight now moves to a new Select Committee in the House of Lords, where we will press the case for a bored tunnel for Wendover. To make that happen, we need your help. We will be urging you to submit a new round of petitions. We also need your financial support to hire experts, print posters and flyers, prepare for the new Select Committee’s visit … and build a full-size mockup of the proposed sound barriers on the Manor Waste – sound barriers that will be more than 50% higher than the Berlin Wall! This is our last and best chance to protect our town. Please send whatever you can afford to Wendover HS2, c/o Marion Clayton, 11 Pound Street, Wendover HP22 6EJ or transfer funds directly to: Wendover HS2 Lloyds Bank plc Sort Code 30-90-38 A/C No. 30265860

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The HS2 Select Committee reported back to Parliament on 22 February. They have ignored our request for a fully bored tunnel to protect Wendover and the surrounding AONB, despite the number of petitions and strength of our request.

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the northern portal. These noise barriers will further irrevocably degrade the landscape and the environment around Wendover. They will become a target for graffiti.

It is far from clear that these barriers (unproven as they are) will have the desired effect. They are also situated at the base of a This is disappointing to say the very least. valley and so the sound contours will spread Effectively they have refused to accept that out further from the source. the massive benefits of reducing the blight on our properties, the scar on the Chilterns AONB, It is also worth remembering exactly what a the noise impact and the potential risks to the “green tunnel” comprises and how it will be hydrogeology of the area that could be achieved constructed. In fact it is not really a tunnel at simply by the construction of a fully bored all, and involves digging out a massive cutting, tunnel. This at minimal additional cost, when transporting and storing the spoil, laying the tracks, building the electric gantries, putting compared with predicted overall cost of HS2. a concrete lid on it and then covering the lid The Committee’s derisory recomendations with the earth and rocks previously removed. are (i) for a 100 metre extension of the Once completed, it will only protect the centre so-called “green tunnel” to the South of of Wendover from the noise generated by a Wendover. (ii) The erection of 6 metre noise train passing at some 225 mph but no-one barriers from the exit of the tunnel up to can reliably predict the effect of a train at this the proposed viaduct at Small Dene. (iii) speed entering and leaving the tunnel. Also, Further noise barriers to be erected beyond as part of the construction, two new 60 metre

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high pylons will have to be built (currently the Lords cannot force a change in a Parliamentary existing ones are about 45 metres high), and Bill, they can make strong representation (as other pylons realigned. they did with the recent Finance Bill) with socalled Transport Work Orders. During the seven year construction phase Wendover could be subjected to up to 300 For the Wendover Community to have HGVs a day (at peak) along our approach an effective attempt at influencing their roads (many of which are already at Lordships, the following is required: saturation point at peak times). The dust and 1. Support for our fundraising campaign. filth that will drift over the town will make our 2. We would ask everyone to consider a gardens virtually uninhabitable during the petition to the House of Lords. There is no summers. There will be construction camps need to appear in person as Role B agents to the north and the south of Wendover. All can represent you. We will be advising on this disturbance and aggravation would be this later. The window for petitioning could alleviated by a tunnel bored one way (i.e. start as soon as April 11 and only last for 2-3 from the South) which HS2 and the Select weeks. Committee have refused to consider. 3. Support and help to prepare the village and surroundings when the House of Lords Select Having got this far we feel that we cannot just Committee visits Wendover. meekly accept this dismal outcome without a final appeal to the House of Lords whose Select Finally, we would like to thank all of you for Committee has yet to be appointed. What your continued support throughout this this will mean is submitting petitions again, lengthy process. To get so many petitions employing some subject-experts and possibly from Wendover was a magnificent effort. a QC to present the Wendover case. Whilst the Philip Wallis, Wendover HS2

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We are thrilled that planning permission and local authority funding have been granted Technology Tournament Success to convert the former caretaker’s bungalow Students celebrated a magnificent performance within the school site into a dedicated Early at the Rotary Club Technology Tournament on Friday 26 February, where all four John Colet Years class facility. teams were victorious. The class will have its own self-contained garden area as well as a bright and airy, The annual tournament, organised by the newly equipped indoor space, including Rotary Club of Chesham along with Rotary wet and messy play. The Early Years class Clubs at Amersham and Great Missenden, will provide a warm and nurturing learning challenged teams to construct a bridge from environment for the youngest members of card, paper, wood, straws and cotton. The our local community, and will give them an bridge then had to hold the weight of a excellent foundation for the transition to one kilogram vehicle and be raised to allow model ships to pass underneath. Teams had primary school. to design their bridge and produce detailed We will offer morning and afternoon sessions drawings, then construct their finished for up to 24 children per session, with an product ready for testing by a panel of judges, all in a two hour timescale. optional lunch club.

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Tribute: Margaret Coles The Coles family are sad to announce Margaret’s busy, but relatively normal that Margaret Cecelia Coles passed away existence crashed to an end with the death peacefully in Cherry Trees residential home of Ted, in 1972. on Christmas Eve 2015, aged 84. As her family grew up in the 1970s and 80s Margaret was a remarkable woman who lived the home in Manor Crescent was the scene a remarkable life and brought love and joy to of many teenage gatherings. Margaret had all who knew her. She will be remembered her own particular means of bringing these as a wife (twice), a widow (twice), mother events to a close – usually by hoovering to 6 and grandmother to 13. At heart a around the various bodies dozing on the natural communicator, teacher and artist, lounge floor followed by a big fry up to send Margaret was a beautiful, intelligent, wise, people on their way at dawn! Margaret unconventional, independent, creative, had great inner strength and brought up colourful, free-spirited and resilient woman her six children by herself. She saw them off who experienced more than her fair share to University, move away and settle down, of ups and downs. If life can be likened to develop careers, produce grandchildren and a rollercoaster, then Margaret’s life was a move through their own lives. proper “Big Dipper” with the very highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Having lived in Wendover for well over 50 years Margaret’s formative years were in West Margaret became a very well-known and wellLondon. Born in Gunnersbury in September loved member of the wider village community. 1931, Margaret Cecelia Butler was the Try as you might, some of you may not be youngest member in a complex family able to forget her involvement in the more structure with a brother, a half-sister and social activities of the local sports clubs brother and two step-sisters. After school dancing on the tables at a Football Club she worked as a secretary to the Board of ‘do’ at the Spinning Wheel or serving white Directors at J Lyons in Hammersmith before onion sauce sandwiches to the Aylesbury enrolling for teacher training at Digby Stuart West Indians cricket side. Several generations College in Roehampton. A reference from of school children will remember her as a the Principal reads: “Art is her Special Field supply teacher who helped them to learn of Study and Margaret has done some to read. Margaret’s underlying passion and interesting work in this subject…. She will talent, however, was art. At one time a be a valuable member of staff and a good very active member of Wendover Art Club, influence in a school”. Indeed she was - as her enthusiasm ebbed and flowed over the an Infant Teacher at Sheringdale School in years, but was reinvigorated by a printing Southfields, between 1953 and 1957. course in later life at Amersham College. In April 1957, Margaret married Edward Coles in Chiswick and it was not long before her life took a different direction as a very full-time mother! Ted and Margaret moved out of London to Wendover in 1959 with two young children. Family life was hectic and a further four children arrived with all six under the age of ten at one point!

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a wide variety of media and subject matter – trees, abstract, religious, cityscapes. Her ability to appreciate and discuss art remained with her until the end. Many years ago a rumour of Margaret’s death spread around the village, prematurely, and she survived a multitude of health challenges in her long and eventful life. Her greatest fight was against cycles of what is now known as bi-polar disorder with long episodes of extreme highs and lows. The family are very grateful to all who got Margaret through her darkest days and learned to accept the extraordinarily creative outbursts and sometimes outrageous energy of her highs. In memory of Margaret, donations were given to help the work of MIND – the mental health charity, justgiving. com/remember/245232/Margaret-Coles. Mauve and white tulips were chosen for her funeral at St. Anne’s - in memory of Edward too as the garden at Manor Crescent came into bloom each spring with bulbs carefully brought back from his business trips to Amsterdam. Mauve and white because they were colours Margaret so suited and so often wore. But what clinched it for the family was when Pippa the florist said, “the trouble with tulips is that once in water or oasis they can behave ‘outrageously’”. Just perfect then. Margaret was laid to rest in St Mary’s where she is reunited in a grave with Ted. The Order of Service at her funeral included her own water colour of this final resting place which she called “Journey’s End”. In time, the family will exhibit Margaret’s art work – please do come and share in this wonderful legacy.

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Local Face: Jackie Sambucci Jackie Buggey was a wartime baby, born in Clay Lane in November 1943. Her earliest memory is before she went to school, dragging wood across the fields which are now the main school campus in Wendover. She remembers climbing on the back of Charlie Spittal’s horse and cart with other local children, mostly from Clay Lane, to ride down Wharf Road towards the farm buildings in The Pennings, now converted into dwellings. When it was time for Jackie to start school she went to a new prefab building along Heron Path, outside the main campus of Wendover School near the Clock Tower with Mr Edgington as Headmaster. That school has now been turned into houses and the prefab which for many years was the Headquarters of the Venture Scouts is now but a ruin. Jackie’s family, including her parents, an aunt and uncle and her two sisters, were thrilled to move to a new 4 bedroomed house in Woollerton Crescent. Jackie was in the first intake at John Colet School with Mr Crick as headmaster. She founded a dynasty as both her children attended JCS and her grandchildren, Holly and Jack, are there now. Nearly all Colet pupils left school at 15 in those days and along with many of the girls she found shop work in Wendover, starting at Mr Renn’s toys and fine china shop where

the Post Office shop is now. In the late 1950s the High Street was full of individually owned shops including Woodwards the Chemist where Christopher Pallet and The Barbershop are now. Wheeler’s Grocery occupied what is now Agora and the Post Office. That part of the High Street also had a wet fish shop and Webb’s fruiterer plus International Stores. Major Allbrook, landlord of the Red Lion, lived with his family in what is now Hamnett Hayward. There were two pubs - The Swan and The Two Brewers then a cottage with two sets of steps up and the bank - Smith’s Bank (Lord of the Manor) before it was absorbed into the NatWest. The Manor Waste offered Sargeant’s Chemists, Friar Tuck Restaurant and Alex & Co, a TV shop. In Pound Street were Nicholls Stores and the Anne Boleyn Bakery. Starting again at the bottom of the High Street were Hampshires the Ironmonger and Hardware store, Daniel’s paper shop, Ivatt’s shoe shop. Where Brown & Merry is now was a private house. Next to the Red Lion were greengrocers and Smith the butcher. Hogarth House was another greengrocers next to a bank and allotments before the King’s Head pub. Then a linen, clothes and haberdashery shop, Bell’s. Antiques at Wendover was the Post Office then private houses, Godwin’s the newsagent and Burke’s Jewellery.


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The local girls had plenty of boys to choose from, extras supplied by RAF Halton, and in 1962, Jackie met Victor Sambucci from Brighton who was a chef at RAF Halton. They married in 1964 and soon moved into a small cottage in Clay Lane, now replaced by The Maples. Richard was born in the RAF Hospital in 1969 and Kim in 1971. Jackie was able to return to work part-time as Victor had moved into civilian work so he could look after the children on Saturdays and they moved to a 3-bedroom house in Tring Road in 1972 then downsized to Vinetrees in 2005.

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Mon, Tue


Art with Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall 11.30-14.00 Mon, 14.00-16.00 Tue



19.30-21.30 or stated

Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details.


Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon-Wed, Fri


Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details


Mon, Thu, SAT


Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT


FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details


Mon & Fri


Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School




Cat Booker Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details




Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details



7.30 or 19.30

The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see website




Tai Chi for Beginners, Green Park




Stay & Play (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1


10.30, 11.30, 13.00

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Legion Hall, Chiltern Road, see website for details




Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue.

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in Park 6&7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089



Plain Stitch sewing, including monthly Sewing Bee. Topics, times & locations vary.




Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE

0845 2303232



BNI Destiny Business Group, Red Lion




(bi-weekly) Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre

01296 621143



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00)




Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall




Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Whitchurch Morris Men - practice sessions, Wilstone Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations


Wed, SUN, last Fri

09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard




Doodle Caboodle Soft Play Sessions, Wendover Memorial Hall, Term Time Only.




Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684



Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT


RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




Stay & Play (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143



(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



19.00 & 20.00

19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall.

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover.

01296 709593


09.30 & 11.20

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.20-12.50, St Anne’s Hall




Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre



Healing Meditation Group, £10



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




Mini Memories (0-12 months only), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143



Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wen Youth Ctre

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



“Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church

JUST 01296 623123



JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com

07900 987230



Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895



Lacey Green Windmill open to the public, £2.50/£1.00 concs, HP27 0PG




Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Tue-Sat 10.00-16.00 exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Fri 01 14.30 & 15.45 Animal Roadshow, Wendover Community Library - BOOKING REQUIRED - details & booking at Library, see p 2 Sat 02 12.30-16.00 Cat Show, entry £2.50/£1.50 concs, Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 02 14.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Spring Show & Plant Sale, entry £1, Aston Clinton Combined School, see p 2 Sun 03 09.30 Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride, also 10, 17 & 24 Apr, see p 2 14.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2 Sun 03 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room Mon 04 Tue 05 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, Legion Hall, Chiltern Road, £4 drop-in session Tue 05 10.30 Wendover Area Walk - 5 Apr at Dunsmore, 26 Apr nr Wendover Woods, both start Wendover Library car park Tue 05 afternoon Learn My Way computer training, Wendover Community Library, booking required, see p 2 Tue 05 19.15 KEHS monthly meeting - "The Productive Cut-Your-Own Garden". Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2 Thu 07 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Thu 07 19.45 Bucks Bird Club "Birds of the Camargue", Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 3 Fri 08 10.30-12.00 Foreign Language Conversation, Wendover Library Room, please book, see p 2 Sat 09 10.00-15.00 Spiritual Nourishment Workshop, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 3 Sat 09 10.00-15.00 Table Top Sale, Ellesborough Village Hall, see p 3 Sat 09 19.30 Wendover Music presents Martin James Bartlett on piano, St Mary's Church Wendover, see ad p 3 Sun 10 morning Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting, Manor Farm MK12 5RH, see p 3 Sun 10 10.00-16.00 Antique & Retro Fair, Your Café in the Park HP22 5HL Mon 11 19.00-21.00 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support group (2nd Monday), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Tue 12 18.00-20.00 Little Acorns Kindergarten Open Evening for parents, HP22 6HF, see p 4 19.00 Lindengate 4-Week Course "Introduction to Garden Design", Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see p 4 Tue 12 Tue 12 19.30 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting -"Divided Britain", Wendover Library Room, see p 4 Tue 12 19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – "Thankful Villages of WW1", St Anne's Hall, see p 4 Wed 13 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wed 13 19.30 Wendover Art Club, watercolour demonstration, Wendover Library Room, see p 4 Wed 13 20.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society meeting - "Delphiniums", Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 4 Thu 14 10.30-11.30 Tea and Talk, Wendover Community Library, see p2 Thu 14 11.00 Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion 13.15 Flotsam Book Group, Tres Corazones, 4 Pound Street Wendover Fri 15 Fri 15 19.30 On Screen “Brooklyn”, tickets £5, Wendover Community Library, see p 5 Fri 15 19.30 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ Sat 16 09.00-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Sat 16 10.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Sat 16 14.00 Family History Talk, “Records of the Great Courts”, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF, see p 5 Sat 16 14.00 Lindengate Spring Fair, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see ad p 1 Sat 16 14.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, “My Mother’s Work” SM Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 5 Sat 16 14.30 Children’s Book Club, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Tue 19 13.30 Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Tue 19 19.30 Get Wendover Cycling Extraordinary General Meeting, 64a Lionel Avenue, see p 5 Wed 20 19.30 National Vegetable Society Lecture, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT, see p 5 Thu 21 09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Thu 21 10.30-13.00 Visitor Morning at PACE, two locations, FREE - book via website, see p 5 Thu 21 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society, “Memories of Wendover Horticultural Society”, Wen Library Room, see p 5 Thu 21 19.30 Jazz Concert, “The Alex Garnett Quartet”, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury HP20 2JJ, see p 5 Thu 21 20.00 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, “Plans at Ashridge”, Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ Fri 22 evening Come Dine with Us, Chilterns MS Centre HP22 5LX, see p 5 Fri 22 19.30 Wendover & District Rotary “Big Quiz”, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 5 Sat 23 09.00-11.00 Little Acorns Kindergarten Open Morning for parents, HP22 6HF, see p 4 Sat 23 10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP, see ad p 5 Sat 23 10.00 Tring Together Spring Fayre opens, Church Square, Tring. Daily until 5 May. Sat 23 18.30 Family Film Evening “The Lego Movie”, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Sat 23 19.00 Free Barn Dance, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE, see p 6 Sat 23 19.30 St George’s Day Jazz with “Sway”, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see p 6 19.30 Aylesbury Consort of Voices, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville HP22 5SH, see ad p 5 Sat 23 19.30 CDRS event - Quiz Night, Nora Grace Hall HP23 5BA, book via CDRS, see p 6 Sat 23 Sun 24 05.00-09.00 Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting, Ashridge Visitor Centre, see p 3 Sun 24 15.30 Service for Healing & Wholeness, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see ad p 5 Wed 27 14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired (4th Wednesday), Wendover Library Room Wed 27 19.30 Wendover Art Club working evening, Wendover Library Room, see p 4 18.30 “A Feast of Literacy” for World Book Night, Wendover Library Room, BOOKING REQUIRED, see p 6 Fri 29 Fri 29 & Sat 30 19.30 Halton Singers Spring Show - “Showtime”, Halton Village Hall, tickets £6, see ad p 5 Fri 29 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society - “Life and Death in a Roman Villa”, WT Village Hall, see p 6 Sat 30 all day Wendover Horticultural Society outing to RHS Wisley, see p 5 Sat 30 10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair, Haddenham HP17 8JX see ad p 5


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which the Parish Council may develop its Work is well under way on the modernisation consultation and engagement methods. and upgrade of the Manor Waste. Not only 2 Councillor vacancies is the surface being re-laid to make walking and mobility safer but services are being contact details below incorporated to allow for the needs of Market traders and others who use the Manor Waste. It is with great sadness I must tell you Gary Thorne died recently. Gary Planning started a number of years ago and was a popular local man and was the consultation with the Wendover Community mastermind behind many things that was undertaken to ensure the design was just seemed to happen in Wendover. sympathetic to users of all ages. Plans He served on the Parish Council and and designs were presented at the last just got involved with doing things, be it four Annual Parish meetings and a survey, footpath maintenance or anything else available in the Clock Tower for 6 weeks, was that needed doing. A few years ago Gary undertaken to gauge the views of market was an ardent member of the Chairman’s Snow traders, users of the Manor Waste, local Patrol. He was also the power behind the team shopkeepers and the community in general. that volunteered to clean up the New Years Eve The survey was undertaken manually, we mess at 6am on New Year’s Day. He was a real spoke to many more people than those who star and will be missed by a lot of people. The actually wanted to take part, and through attendance at Gary’s funeral was testament to Survey Monkey with a link promoted in how well he was liked, loved and respected. Wendover News. Local organisations, such Our condolences and thanks go to his family, as the Wendover Society, were made aware. especially Toni and his son Elliot Although a petition has been drawn up since Robert Duggan, Chairman work began, comparisons cannot be drawn between surveys and petitions. I will not comment or respond to posts on Facebook, other than to say it has prompted me to confirm what an incredible job our Parish Councillors do for Wendover day in and day out. Parish Councillors are elected, unpaid, volunteers. Our meetings are well publicised and open to the public who can put forward any view they wish. Our minutes are well publicised too. I have agreed to meet with the lady who set up the petition to discuss ways in

Parish Council Meeting Monday 4 April, 7.30pm Library Room

Hampden Pond

If you were wandering past the Hampden Pond in early March you may have witnessed our intrepid contractors working on pond improvements. The Wendover Parish Council commissioned a report on the pond back in 2013 and are using that report as a blueprint for improvements that will benefit anglers and make the area a haven for wild creatures.

Current works include the refurbishment of 7 fishing pegs, the clearance of some water lilies, undergrowth and overhanging branches from the swims and the replacement of two benches. This should address some of the issues that fishermen have drawn to our attention and improve the pond side views and access for everyone. Future works will enhance biodiversity by introducing reed beds and some new bank side planting.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 16 April

Clean for the Queen

The Queen’s 90th birthday will be celebrated on 21 April. There has been a countrywide ‘Clean for the Queen’ during March. We are asking everyone in Wendover, residents and businesses, to join in the clean-up effort and tidy the back and front of properties including the grass verges etc. An ideal opportunity to spruce up Wendover and celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


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