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October 2016

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


The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. Village Quiz starts 6 October

contributions for November 2016 before

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Monday 17 October

End Polio Now

Saturday 8, 10am-12 noon To mark the fact that the eradication of polio worldwide is now in sight, Rotary is planting more purple crocus corms which will flower in late February or early March next year. This reflects the purple dye put on the finger of every recipient of the vaccine. Rotary in Wendover will extend the planting originally done in October 2010. If you would like to spend half an hour helping to plant 5000 corms, in Wendover or going to school in Tring but there is no equivalent evening return service. Please please go to contact Arriva if this affects you, www., telephone 0344 800 44 11. More bus news Further to the item in the September print edition of Wendover News, the Arriva bus service 55 was taken over by Redline on Monday 5 September so we can still reach Great Missenden, Amersham and Chesham by bus although the last buses are not as late as before.

Manor Waste

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A concerned reader has written to an Aylesbury Vale District Councillor, Wendover Parish Council and Wendover News concerning the recent refurbishment of the Manor Waste. It will be discussed at the Parish Council meeting on Monday 3 Another reader has reported the strange fact October after which Wendover News will that Arriva bus 61 comes through Wendover be able to publish the letter (possibly edited at 7.50am, convenient for those working down) and the response.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 4 & 18 October at 1.30pm

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

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER October Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

£10 Gift voucher for the winner August’s Object was a Marlin Spike or Fid for unpicking ships’ ropes Open 7 Days a week Free customer car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335

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Open Day Sat. 1�� October 2pm - 5pm

Apple pressing Children’s activities Refreshments with homemade soup & cakes

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Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Regular Events at Wendover Library

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 16) and PlainStitch run courses each term. PlainStitch monthly Sewing Bee is being held different days each month, as not everyone could make Tuesdays. See for details. A new sewing & quilting group meets twice monthly on a Thursday. See pages 30 & 31 for regular events.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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Faith Alive Church

Sundays at 10.30am The Coach House Green Park Stablebridge Road Aston Clinton HP22 5NE

Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 9.30am Sundays: 2 from Wendover Clocktower; 9 from Stone Crossroads; 16 from Weston Turville Shops; 23 from Wendover Clocktower; 30 from Stoke Mandeville School. Visit southbuckscycling.or​ for more. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally, including Thursday 6. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 or for more details.

Garden Care & Maintenance Enjoy your garden without all the time and effort! Call Simon Shirley 625053 / 07836 665512 A friendly and reliable Service

Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - please book, Fri 14, 10.30am12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 18, 1.30-3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library.

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Café, shop and garden. See website for all opening times, exhibitions and events

Little Kimble Art Group

1-30 Oct, not Mondays, Little Bird Gallery Six members of The Little Kimble Art Group will be showing their work at a pop up exhibition. Includes ceramics, line drawings of dancers in movement, silver jewellery, acrylic landscapes and prints, oil paintings, goldwork embroidery, mosaics, felt and eco dyed scarves, felt vessels and landscapes. Jack in the Box Preschool Wendover

For little ones aged 2-5 years Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm Friday 9am to 12 noon Mornings, Afternoons or All Day

We are in walking distance of the local schools Please call Tracey Buttle on 07814093064 to come and visit

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional and mental states"

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Events BBOWT Plant & Produce Market

Sat 1, 10am-1pm, Great Missenden Memorial Centre Helping raise funds to preserve local wild places. See advert page 4.

Jumble Sale

Sat 1, 10am-2pm, St Anne’s Hall With refreshments (home made cakes). All proceeds to Wendover Free Church. Donations and volunteers welcome. Tel: 07486 941640.

Flower Festival - “Autumn Splendour”

Sat 1 & Sun 2, St Nicholas Church HP17 0XS Over 25 arrangements on display, plus refreshments, activities, stalls, music, dancing and ‘Kimble’s Journey’ book sales. Proceeds to St Nicholas’ Internal Refurbishment Appeal. See advert page 4.

Lindengate Fair

Sat 1, 2-5pm, Lindengate site Featuring apple pressing (bring your own apples to be pressed), children’s activities, refreshments (including homemade soup & cakes) and much more! See advert page 1.

Author Lucinda Hawksley

Sat 1, 4-5pm, Wendover Library Room Lucinda will be discussing her book “March, Women, March” about the Suffragettes. Tickets £5 from the Library.

October Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to See also and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

A Little Bird Gallery: buy 10 cards get 11th free!

Cat Booker: Bring a Friend for FREE to any Spinning® class - one pays.

Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis 01296 696133 / Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday No2: 10% OFF our Deli Tasting Platters (not in conj with other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Scruples: 10% OFF a Cut and Finish with all stylists for first visit Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on first oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Computers: 10% off installation, setup & data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 / 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

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BBOWT Plant and Produce Market Saturday 1 October 10.00 -13.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free

Flower Festival

Theme: ‘Autumn Splendour’ St Nicholas, Great Kimble 1st and 2nd October 2016 Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5

In aid of the Refurbishment Appeal


St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 29 October, 7.30 The Dixieland Swing Kings Trad Jazz in 1960’s style Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Wine, refreshments included. Enquiries 424982

Harvest Supper

Wendover Society Harvest Supper

Sat 1, 7.30pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Fri 7, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Contact Roger 01296 424982 for tickets & details. Open to members only. If you’re interested in joining, visit

KEHS “A Year in the Orchard”

Tue 4, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Christopher Lanczak, from Waterperry Gardens, will talk with particular emphasis on pruning and also about how apple juice and cider are made. He’ll bring different varieties of apples, juice and cider to taste and is happy to identify ‘mystery’ apples, time allowing.

End Polio Now - Crocus Corms

Sat 8, 10am-12noon, venue tba If you would like to spend half an hour helping to plant 5000 corms, please go to

Friends of Wendover Library Meeting

Sat 8, 12noon, Wendover Library Room “Living Well with the Impact of Cancer” All welcome! Meet the FoWL Committee and Thu 6 & 13, 10am-5.30pm, Missenden Abbey have your say on the future of the Library. Free and available for anyone living with Colour Rush cancer and a close carer. Includes relaxation Sun 9, 11am & 2pm, ALF Green Park and stress relief techniques, cooking for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing wellness, exercise and coping techniques - is once more hosting Colour Rush, a colourful physical, psychological and emotional. 5km run, jog or walk – with a ‘Mini-Rush’ for St Mary’s Church, Wendover kids. More info on Sunday 30 October 2016 at 3.30pm Annual Parish Quiz begins The service lasts for about 40 minutes

Thu 6, 7.30pm, Wendover Bowls Club Wendover WI Quizzes weekly except 27 October. Finals 24 Tue 11, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall November. Roger Shaw will be talking about “The

Christmas Launch at No1 Thursday 13th October Join us for a glass of fizz 9.30am – 8.00pm Christmas loveliness and treats in store…

Ladies Charity Shopping Evening Thursday 27th October 2016 St Anne's Hall - Wendover 7.30 to 9.30pm Tickets £2 in advance or £3 on the evening all proceeds go to the 'Little Hands Foundation' which supports families through times of crisis Start your Christmas shopping early with beautiful and unique gifts from Younique, Stella and Dot, Beever Haircare, Tropic Skincare ........ and many more

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Coffee morning On Thursday 10th November

Oregon Trail”. The competition is an old coin. Carers Bucks Support Group Visitors always welcome. Contact: Margaret Thu 13, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room Currell - 01296 582318 www.wendoverwi. First Aid. Learn some basic but essential first aid with Total Training. All carers welcome.

Talk in aid of BKB Uganda Orphans

Open Morning

Wed 12, 9:15am-12pm, John Hampden School If you have a child starting school in academic year 2017-18, book your place to tour this local school.

Wendover Art Club

Wed 12, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Following our talk in September about Kandinsky we’re having a working evening painting in his style. Also Wed 26 at 7.30pm, the mouth painter Keith Jansz will talk about his work. Non members are most welcome, so if you’re interested in art do come and visit.

No1 Christmas Launch

Thu 13, 9.30am-8pm, Number One High St Includes a glass of fizz! See advert page 4.

Fri 14, 7 for 7.30pm start, St Anne’s Hall Former BBC correspondent Bill Hamilton has a special interest in Uganda as he covered assignments there over many years. Tickets £5. Bar and raffle. Info/tickets: Clare 01442 825879 or Marguerite on 01296 622678.

Quiz & Chips for Chilterns MS Ctre

Fri 14, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall SOLD OUT!!! But don’t worry if you missed entering this time, there’ll be another soon!

10:00 to noon In the Library Room Featuring Ian Gosling who will talk about …

The History of the Clock Tower No booking needed but talks are at 10:30 and 11:30 Come and enjoy fresh coffee and cakes!

WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Saturday 19 November - Starts 11.30 a.m. at Wendover Memorial Hall Easy to bid, no premiums More details in November Edition Enquiries 01296-623286

Bucks Family History Society

Sat 15, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Civil Registration - A Registrars View. Antony Marr will look at the complex rules that govern the process of registering vital life events. Free. Non-members welcome. Donations appreciated.

Grass Cutting Service Lawn Treatments Lawn Scarifying

For free quote Call Ian Whittome

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St Mary’s Church

In aid of Save the Children and other charities

NOVEMBER 2016 3.00 - 5.30PM

Wendover, HP22 6NL supported by Rotary Club in Wendover & District

‘It is never too late to start exercising’


SMALL GROUP CLASSES, TAUGHT BY EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS. Aimed to improve strength, posture, balance and general fitness to enable ease of activities of daily living and help decrease the risk of falls. The classes will be on a rolling programme of 10 weeks @ £75.00 payable at the time you enrol. Starting on Wednesday, 5th October 12-1pm. Held at Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire



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For more information or to enrol contact: Katrina Rance (07773 454287), email: or Sarah Downing (07714 530832)

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Events Garden Open for Charity

Sat 15 & Sun 16, 2-5pm, Acer Corner, 10 Manor Road ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS Autumn colours! After a hiatus of almost Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art two years, Acer Corner is opening for the Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions National Garden Scheme just when the Japanese Maples are due to be at their best. Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations Sat 15, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Methodist Church Free Auction Valuations Available! “Metal Thread Embroidery in Russia” with The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492

A S Landscapes

All aspects of landscape construction Expert team in fencing and paving Contact Andy: 07841 976262

Sat 15, 7 for 7.30pm, St Nicholas Church HP17 0XS Two talks by Peter Dorling, a former member of the BBC’s official Speakers’ Panel: “The Great Days of Wireless” and “TV Pioneers” Admission: £15 per person to include a complimentary glass of wine/non-alcoholic drink and canapés. Tickets 01844 318796 or

authentic Italian food, cooked by Italians take home pizza to reserve your table phone 01296 696380 20 High Street, Wendover HP22 6EA

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Quiz Night for Chilterns Dog Rescue

Messy Church

Friends of Kimble Churches

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar


Sat 15, 7.30pm, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE A wonderful opportunity to listen to much loved music by Big Band, Jazz & Blues greats! Audience participation encouraged! Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and a prize raffle. Tickets £10 from Rachel 01844 761535 or Susanne - 01844 346827.

Sat 15, 7.30-10.30pm, Wen Memorial Hall Pamela Smith. Also, on 29 October 10am- Teams of 6 at £12.50 per head. Tickets 4pm, “Following Your Own Star” with Janet available from the Rescue Centre. Bolton. Visitors welcome.

Benvenuto to The Point

Cocktail Menu

Big Band Swing

Sun 16, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Free family fun! Activities, stories, songs and supper, starting in St Anne’s Hall and ending in the Christian Centre. Children, please bring an adult!

BBOWT Lecture

Tue 18, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre “The World of Insects” with local wildlife expert John Tyler.

FREE glass of house wine or pint of beer with lunch or dinner on Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday with this voucher expires 1 Dec 2016

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Events On Screen

Fri 21, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “The Martian” An enthralling and rigorously realistic outer-space survival story in which Matt Damon plays a NASA botanist stranded on the Red Planet after a sandstorm forces his crewmates to abort mission. Tickets £5 from the Library. Also, for half term... “The Jungle Book”, Monday 24, 2.30pm, tickets £3.

Movie Night

Sat 22, 6.30 for 6.45, Wendover Christian Centre Free entry includes popcorn & ice cream. Film TBC - look for the posters!

Wendlebury Winds for Rennie Grove

Sat 22, 7 for 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Entrance £12, tickets available from the Rennie Grove Hospice shop.

Christian Aid AGM

Wed 26, 7pm, Wendover Christian Centre The AGM this year is very important, as many committee members are stepping down. Please get involved with this worthwhile charity so it can continue its important work.

Wendover Twinning Association AGM

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Thu 27, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room All members welcome.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Flu vaccine clinics

We will be holding these clinics for eligible adult patients on Saturdays from 8:30am to 12noon as follows: 24 Sep – surnames A-D 1 Oct – surnames E-J 8 Oct – surnames K-Q 15 Oct – surnames R-Z If you cannot attend on your allocated Saturday, please attend any other one of the above dates. There is no need to phone in to book. Please walk to the surgery if possible, as the car park will be very busy. Eligible patients for injectable flu vaccine are: • all those aged 65 and over on March 31 2017 • pregnant women • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease) • children and adults with weakened immune systems We plan to hold clinics for under 18s on 22 and 29 October.


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Ladies Charity Shopping Evening

Thu 27, 7.30 to 9.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Tickets £2 in advance, £3 on the evening. All proceeds to ‘Little Hands Foundation’ which supports families through times of crisis. Start your Christmas shopping early! Free Prosecco Cocktail on arrival. To book tickets email See advert page 4.

TAI CHI & QIGONG Improves joints, mobility, balance, etc. All ages welcome Local venues. Day/evening classes. Classes open to all ages.

Contact Keith Fensom 07787 224823 email:

the door. Details 01296 424982. See advert page 4.

Healing & Wholeness Service

Sun 30, 3.30pm, St Mary’s Church Come and experience God’s healing touch. If you are stressed, depressed, chronically ill, bereaved or you care for someone who is suffering, you may benefit from attending this short, simple, gentle event offered by Churches Aylesbury Beer Festival Fri 28-Sat 29. 2.30-11pm, Bucks Sports Club Together in Wendover. See advert page 4. Offering real ale fans the chance to sample Coming Soon - Save the Date! local beers and award-winning ales and 5 Nov - Wendover WI Autumn Fair ciders from further afield, whilst raising vital 10 Nov - The Wendover Society Coffee funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice. Morning, see ad page 5. 14 Nov - Chilterns MS Centre Pamper Evening Weston Turville Historical Society Fri 28, 7.30 for 8pm, W Turville Village Hall 19 Nov - Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Ian Waller discusses traditions, peculiarities Auction, see ad page 5. and dialects of communities. £2 members, 19 Nov - Let the Chilterns Sing, see ad page 5. 21 Nov - John Colet Sixth Form Open Evening £3 visitors. 2-3 Dec - Crib Festival, Wendover Free Church 3 Dec - Wendover Choral Christmas Concert Dixieland Swing Kings 8-10 & 15-17 Dec - “A Christmas Carol”, see Sat 29, 7.30pm, St Mary’s W Turville Traditional jazz in 1960s style. Tickets £10 at ad page 4.

We are proud to have been serving the local community for over 200 years Providing a choice of funerals and memorials to suit all budgets. Our arrangers can also offer help and advice with pre-paid funeral planning. For your nearest branch or to arrange a home visit please call

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Weston Turville Combined School Tuesday 7.30pm Thursday Strength45 7.30pm Bierton Jubilee Hall Sunday 10.00am

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Wendover Remembers

All material copyright 2016 Wendover Remembers

October 1916

In France the attritional Battle of the Somme continued into its fourth month. Even at this stage some of the objectives set for the first day of the battle had not been taken. The Battle of Verdun also continued (now in its ninth month) and the French recaptured the strategically important Fort Douaumont. In Italy the eighth Battle of the Isonzo began with some limited Italian successes against the Austro-Hungarians. Germany resumed its U-boat attacks on Allied shipping. October was one of the few months of 1916 when no Wendover man was killed whilst on active service. The day-to-day Parish activities reflected a community doing its very best to carry on as normally as possible despite the horrific events of the war. Several local cases of careless lighting (Precautions against Air Raids) were heard at the Petty Sessions on 14 October and Charles Caudrey, “an aged defendant”, was summoned for failing to properly obscure the lights in his house in Wendover on 2 October. Caudrey pleaded not guilty, but P C Wareham stated that at 1.30am he saw a light in Caudrey’s upstairs window which had only a thin muslin curtain. P C Wareham roused Caudrey who responded: “I have got a dark blind, but it has fallen down”. Caudrey also said that he had a troublesome baby in the house and he had “lighted a candle to get it a drop of milk. It was a windy night and the dark blind which was put up temporarily fell down”. The Chairman of the Petty Sessions responded that he considered the occurrence a serious offence, but was willing to believe that it was an accident and would impose a fine of 5 shillings. Caudrey reacted: “I shall not pay. You may put me in gaol as long as you like but I shall not pay”.

Members of the Parish Council exchanged heated words through the medium of the Bucks Herald. On 7 October the paper printed a report from Cllr F W Blake complaining that only he and Mr Tarry had attended the October Council meeting. As there was not a quorum in attendance they were not able to deal with the business on the Agenda. Mr Blake said that he wished to protest on behalf of Mr Tarry and himself and also in the name of the electorate of Wendover at members of the Council showing such scant courtesy to their colleagues as not to attend. In a reply printed in the following week’s Bucks Herald, the Chairman of the Council expressed his extreme surprise and annoyance at the remarks passed by Mr Blake. He felt that the wisest course was to treat the remarks with the contempt that they deserved, but “as Chairman of the Council and in justice to my colleagues I feel bound to strongly protest. It is sincerely regretted by all those absent that there was not sufficient present to conduct the business of the meeting, but at the same time I nor the members referred to consider ourselves in the slightest degree responsible for our attendance, or otherwise, to either Mr Blake or Mr Tarry, neither do we for an instant recognise their right to criticise our actions”. Regular readers of the “Wendover Remembers” monthly articles will be well aware of the repeated vandalism reported during 1915 and 1916 of the relatively new Public Convenience in Back Street. In October 1916 this ill-fated Public Convenience was again in the news. “At the Petty Sessions Children’s Court Arthur Simmons and Harry Elliott were summoned for wilful damage of the public lavatory at Wendover on 29 September and pleaded not guilty. George Dancer, of Wendover, in the employ of

Wycombe Rural District Council, who have charge of the public lavatory in Back Street, stated that when he attended to it on 29 September the lock was alright. Reginald Fulgate witnessed the two defendants leave the lavatory and noticed that Elliott had a pair of pliers (produced) in his hand. He afterwards saw them in the sweet shop. PC Chivers stated that on examining the lavatory he found the automatic lock had been tampered with in such a way as to enable anyone to extract money from the slot. There was 1s 10d still in the lock chamber. He subsequently saw the two defendants. Simmons said he only had a penny. Elliott admitted having two pence and said that he intended going back for some more. He found the pair of pliers in Elliott’s possession.” The defendants were discharged with a severe Caution by the Chairman.

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Thanks to volunteers fulfilling a variety of roles from Counter Assistants, Bounce and Rhyme, gardening and help at other regular events, the library continues to serve our community as best as it can, however we can Internal and external work including always do with more help. We are particularly short of Counter Assistants Bespoke Cupboards and Storage willing to do an afternoon shift (1:30- 5pm) Kitchen Fitting / Doors on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. You can mix Architraves and Skirting Bookcases / Shelving BRENDAN MCFALL Flooring / Windows PAINTER & DECORATOR Installation + Maintenance + Repair INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

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the first phase of our Kennel Redevelopment. This is now in its final stages and we look forward to using the brand new premises soon which will allow us to devote more of our time and and expertise to training and rehabilitation. We will also be offering external training and boarding in the near future. We are delighted and wish to express our thanks to Support Adoption For Pets for all their help”.

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Business Forum Buckmoorend Farm Shop, see ad page 5 Buckmoorend Farm Shop is open Wednesday Gold Star Performance from Tims Dairy With your support Buckmoorend Farm Shop on the Ridgeway at Butlers Cross is going from strength to strength. Specialists in delicious home reared meats straight from the farm, their product range continues to expand still further and they have now added free range chicken to complement their own home reared pork, beef and lamb.

“Word continues to spread,” says owner Daniel, “which is really encouraging. We’re so grateful to everybody who supports our ethos. “We even had a couple race down from Harefield in London one Saturday to get to us by 4pm because they were so impressed with what they had bought the week before!” The sunny weather at the end of August was a real boost to harvesting too – which carried on at the farm until 11.30 at night – and to sales of meat and tasty sauces from the shop for barbecues.

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The Bakers Shop See advert page 16 With a full team of Spanish chefs, Tres Enrique and Maria are delighted to help Corazones offers authentic and traditional every customer, new or old, with all their tapas on your doorstep. baking requirements. Maria’s apple cake is her own very special recipe and sells out From 1 December for a limited period, they quickly to her every increasing fan base. are offering a Christmas lunch or dinner The soups are also famous classic British tasting feast for parties of four or more. This favourites. Each freshly made sandwich tantalising banquet includes four courses is created efficiently for the customer on with vegetarian alternatives and a Crema demand. Ask for lunchtime specials. Catalana - a traditional Spanish dessert. Where else would you go for your mince pies, gingerbread men, Christmas cake and other traditional baked goods? Don’t forget that if you’re having a small gathering in your office, The Bakers Shop in Back Street also does outside catering for lunchtime Alternatively for bigger Christmas party parties with cold buffet including beautifully celebrations for groups of 10-50, a luxurious presented sandwiches.

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Sat 12 Nov, 8am-12noon,The Lee Parish Hall TheShop@The Lee, is known for its occasional special food events throughout the year. For the first time, it is having a Christmas market centred around food including relishes, cheeses, meats, stolen, panettone and chocolates etc. Non-food items will include Christmas cards, advent calendars, wrapping paper, napkins and decorations. Customers can also place orders for Christmas hampers and everything for Christmas Day, from free range turkeys, vegetables, breads and cakes for collection on Christmas Eve. The Parish Hall is next to TheShop@TheLee, Lee Clump Road, Lee Common, Great Missenden HP16 9NB.

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HS2 different to the House of Commons and at with a comparison of our bypass to the M20, the report stage any peer can propose an all done with the help of locals. Well worth a amendment and have it heard. There may viewing when it is available. be trouble ahead for HS2. On a slightly gloomier note I had hoped the We need to continue to explain how the government would cancel HS2 once it had promoter has failed to appreciate the reviewed it financial position. It has been problems that HS2 is creating for Wendover. suggested to me that they would have done With the unbalanced resources we have by now if they were going to do it in the to present our case it is basically an unfair short term. Maybe we have to wait for our process – in parliamentary language it is a friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ‘lack of Quality of Arms’. Therefore I believe finally figure out we cannot afford it! Brian Thompson it is only right that in the light of the House Our current experience of the House of of Commons deficit we should expect the Lords is somewhat disappointing given House of Lords to do a better job. the legal games played by the promoter over locus standi challenges and effectively The Parish Council’s presentation is gagging the opposition where they can. underway and a part of that is to be a Aylesbury Vale Tutors The tone of the Select Committee probably video. The objective is to show the House Making learning enjoyable Karen Lucas reflects the preferences of Lord Walker, the of Lords Select Committee how close it is chairman, an ex Law Lord in being more of a to Wendover, the major impacts and have a BA (hons) Education, Science, SEND court procedure than a public enquiry, and few interviews of Wendover residents. There Tel: 01296 612009 being judicial process rather than a planning is also a real time walk from the top of the Mob: 07908 460 133 Web: QTS one. However the House of Lords process is High Street to where the HS2 line will be Email: The House of Lords Select Committee have started again to hear petitions after their summer break. They have started with Camden and Euston before continuing to work North to South. The latest indications are that Wendover will not be heard before the second half of October and it could be in the last week of October. If the Select Committee are going to help achieve Royal Assent to the Bill before Christmas then the pressure will be on to get through the petitions as quickly as possible.

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Wendover History Life in the Police Station

It was with great interest that I read about the old police station in the July edition of Wendover News. Many years ago when I was very young, my first memories were of living at the police station. It’s true it was a large wooden shed. My father was a police sergeant, and we lived in the police house. I do remember there was an air raid shelter at the bottom of the garden, and the fire siren was located next to the police shed on four telegraph poles, and when it sounded, it was terrible for a small boy of three years old. We had the Paynes living next door behind Morby’s grocers, and I remember going once a week to watch the tv programme (on a 9 inch screen) “Roy Rogers and Trigger” with them at Mrs King’s house across the road. This was before many people had a tv. We then moved into the new police house by Lionel Avenue as the first occupants. This meant a longer walk to school, the old Wendover School by the Clocktower. Such memories. We lived in Wendover until the 1960s, and now I keep up with the news by tablet from the Cotswolds. Nick Murphy

The Fantham Family

The Fantham Clan have been in Wendover since the 1800’s, coming down on the canals from Birmingham, usually being Coal Merchants. They first settled at Buckland Wharf and then made their way into Wendover itself, taking up residence at The

Pack Horse Inn. I think the last Fantham resident was my great grandfather Joseph Fantham, who died in 1920. His wife (Ellen Fantham - Nee Ayres) died in 1909. We brought my mum a few years ago to see Pat who currently owns the Pack Horse. Mum had a fine day and felt quite at home. My grandfather (Harry Fantham) was one of 7 children, all born in Wendover. Harry lived at the Pack Horse Pub, which was run by his father and mother. He died in 1917 and is remembered on the War Memorial and in St Mary’s Churchyard in Wendover. More about Harry Fantham: Sapper 266804, 264th Railway Company Royal Engineers (also served as Private 5878 2nd/5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment). Son of Joseph and Ellen Fantham of London Road. Husband of Isabella Fantham of Aylesbury. Enlisted at Aylesbury in the autumn of 1916. Worked as a blacksmith. Nicknamed Hoboy. Uncle of William George Fantham. Died of wounds 30th August 1917 at Boulogne, aged 38. Harry’s final days: On Thursday 9 August the company continued work on a gun spur at Noordhofswijk in map square H 6 b. On the 10th work began on extension of the Great Midland line from C 25 a 4 7. Work continued on this until the 16th. On this day they were shelled suffering one killed and sixteen wounded. Two of the wounded men died the next day, but Harry hung on for two weeks. He is buried in Boulogne Eastern

Cemetery; Plot 7, Row I, Grave 22. He is also commemorated on the family grave in Wendover Churchyard. The Wendover Magazine of October 1917 included the following: Poor Harry received severe injuries whilst with a working party of the Royal Engineers in France, and lingered for some days in the 134th General Hospital, Boulogne, before expiring. His wife had several very kind letters from the Matron, but there was little hope of his recovery, though his death was painless. He was 38 years old, and leaves a young wife and two little children. He joined the army in October last year, and was at first attached to the Suffolk Regiment. He was a well known “Oddfellow”, and in civil life had worked for a considerable time as a farrier for Mr Tom Carter, and more recently at Mr J S Holland’s Brewery. Liam Cortinitas

Reg Woodward

Wendover News would like to thank local resident Reg Woodward, who was able to supply several issues of Wendover Magazine from the World War 1 era, including one which contained a photo of his uncle, also called Reg Woodward, who died in July 1916 and was the subject of Wendover Remembers in the July 2016 Wendover News. See photo left.

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RAF Halton’s Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Burns, said farewell in August as his time at the helm came to an end. Before he left, Gp Capt Burns took the time to answer a few questions about his two years here: What have been the highlights for you personally? “I have met so many brilliant people during this tour and been privileged to meet everyone in local society; from the Duchess of Cornwall through to the most brilliant of charity volunteers in the community, that it is hard to say. My highlights vary but I am proud that immediately after the Paris Bombings I was able to attend the local Mosque as Stn Cdr so that we could show solidarity with our neighbours against such extremism. Most of my highlights have been when I have seen the brilliance in people or humanity

What, if any, advice would you pass to the new Station Commander? “Set your vision early and then lead with your heart and your head. Have faith in your people and ensure you get out of your office and mix with as many of them as often as possible – your tour will be over before you realise it and well before you want it to end.” Group Captain Burns hosted a barbeque in the Sergeants’ Mess on his departure where he was presented with his Pennant. The photo shows him accepting it from Station Warrant Officer, WO Jake Alpert. The Pennant is the one that has hung outside Station Headquarters while he has been here.

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Friday Amazing Donkey 7.00pm - 9.00pm A big thank you to all the volunteers who enable these activities to take place. Inevitably, some volunteers (big Thank You to Rosie Dees and Hayley Openshaw, both have served us for 2yrs) have to move on, as well as the young people, so there are vacancies. If you would like to spend a couple of hours supporting our young people then please contact the Youth Worker Becky Murgatroyd: and she will explain the types of roles available.

to begin the new school year. Our new Year 3s were excited to explore the school whilst children in the other year groups settled into their new classrooms. During our first week back we have thought very much about new opportunities – how these make us feel and how we can make the most of them. As you may be aware, Ofsted visited us in the last full week of the summer term. Our Section 5 Inspection went very well and the final report has now been published. We are delighted that the Ofsted team agreed with us that we are a Good school and that the behaviour, personal development and welfare of the children are Outstanding. We are already hard at work on the two agreed improvement objectives, in order that we become even better.

Last year saw us further strengthening our links with the John Hampden Infant School Wendover CE Junior School News and John Colet School. This year we plan to It was wonderful to see children and staff, make more links with our local community. Registered member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals fresh from their summer holidays and ready Gareth Mirams, Headteacher

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John Colet Exam Results

John Colet students were celebrating this summer as they collected their exam results with strong grades being achieved in both A Levels and GCSEs. At A Level the overall pass rate for John Colet students was 97% with 34% achieving A* - B and 64% securing A*-C. Successful students are pursuing a variety of courses at universities around the country including Tabby Taberer who will be reading Zoology at Nottingham, following a gap year during which she will be volunteering at the South Bucks Wildlife Trust, and Aidan EvansJesra who will be reading History and English at Sussex.

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Other students have been accepted for some particularly specialist courses. Luke Paulley has secured a place at Falmouth University on a degree course in Marine and Natural History Photography; this is the only course of this type in the country and will help him to pursue his dream career as a Wildlife Cameraman. The GCSE results were equally strong with 65% of year 11 students studying at John Colet securing A* - C grade in five or more subjects including Maths and English. Head Teacher, Christine McLintock congratulated the students saying: ““I am incredibly proud of the achievements this year. These results reflect the students’ commitment to their studies and the support and encouragement they receive from the staff. It has been a remarkable year at the John Colet with a ‘Good’ Ofsted report, an extra year 7 class intake and now these great results.”

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competition run by England Netball as part of their “big summer of netball campaign. This was supported by the Wendover News Facebook, among others, and Sparrowhawks would like to thank everyone who voted for them as they were the eventual winners and thereby won a new sports bra for each member of the team! Whether you want to play competitively or for fun, whether you

Wendover FC has had a very exciting start to their season with nail biting games satisfying both players and fans. So far, two brilliant wins against worthy opponents - New Zealand and Chalfont Wasps. Committee members this year include: Bruno Passaro - Chairman Simon Fortune - Vice Chairman Renato Passaro - Vice Chairman Scott Thomson - Bar Manager Lizzie Thomson - Comms Manager Kieron Thomas - Fixtures Secretary Nobby Hubble - Facilities Manager Karl Bull - Treasurer Darren Woolard - First Team Manager Aden Mclaughlin - Reserve Team Manager

Whitchurch Morris Men

For those of you who went out looking for the Towersey Morris’ 50th Anniversary Day of Dance on Saturday 17 September, I’m afraid it was cancelled due to a terrible accident. On Thursday 8 September, one of the stalwarts of the Towersey Morris Men, and before that Whitchurch MM, Ken Foot, was tragically knocked off his bicycle and died and as I write, little more is known regarding the circumstances. In the shadow of this event, the Towersey MM decided to cancel the tour and festivities. Ken used to join us on the top of Coombe Hill on May Day bank holidays (with the garland dancers).

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Autumn Fitness with Cat Booker Wendover is a beautiful place to live for health and fitness. We have lots of choices indoors and outdoors to warm our hearts, tone our muscles and feel energised.

you’re climbing hills will raise your heart rate, probably above 60% of your maximum heart rate range (dependent on health). We have lots of lovely clients who walk, run or walk the dogs, sometimes for miles, but the fact is So why does training in the Autumn look the shorter days are a good motivation to plan so good? Well, it’s an opportunity to start other options too, like classes. building your fitness over a period of 12 weeks to get nearer your goals, rather than Like eating seasonal food, varying your nose-dive into Xmas and panic in the new macro and micro nutrients, the same goes year. I often use the expression ‘Summer for workouts. At CBF we encourage clients bodies are built in the Winter’ and in many to grasp progression and adaptation, to ways this can be true and it really depends balance their training depending on their on what your biomechanics, fitness, and goals, and the importance of not stopping. health state and needs are to start with. The truth is a long break sets you back, your body goes through adaptation in reverse The weather can make it more conducive to known as regression but there’s no better workouts than those sweaty summer days. The time to restart, or revamp than now. trees around the woods look amazing in the autumn, and Coombe Hill will also challenge We hear it all at CBF and empathise fully your legs as you walk up the hills, for the because keeping it real is important, and we rewards of the views and just getting intouch aren’t going to be fluffy about fitness, it’s with nature can be a mindful experience, hard work, needs commitment, patience and seriously, how stressed can life become finding what pushes you because easy gets sometimes? The cardiovascular system when you nowhere beyond where you are today. I

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Wharf Lane

(Continued from August edition) At the other end of Wharf Lane, turning Robert White left to the Aylesbury Road, there was a row Phone: 01296 583479 of cottages and The Ivy Tea Rooms. These Mobile: 07857835532 E: were all demolished and the road slightly widened, but leaving a wide grass verge. Turning right towards Aylesbury there were A reliable, local service for your gardening needs two or three cottages and then a parade of shops including a wool shop, which also sold children’s and babies’ clothing, a NEED A FACELIFT? men’s barbers, Deering’s Greengrocers, Mr Call JOHN WIGGINS Eggleton’s Newsagents and sweet shop, and Plastering Services Mr Caudrey’s cycle repair shop. For a short 01296 489393 / 07905 833190 while there was a purpose-built fire station. email: Eventually all of these were pulled down to make way for our much valued and extended Health Centre.

Over the next few years Wharf Road was gradually developed and now displays an assortment of houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes. The riding stables were demolished and The Paddocks - leading to Bankside sheltered accommodation - was developed. Eventually the gas works were demolished and after a period of lying fallow the land was cleaned and developed to make way for Swan Mews. What started with the building of one school, the Memorial Hall and a Brussels sprouts in few houses has resulted the field where the in three schools, one John Colet School swimming pool, one now stands. youth club, one football club one pre-school and one children’s centre.

It was not until 1957 that the construction of John Colet School and Wendover Memorial Hall commenced, and at the same time the small estate of Manor Road, Manor Crescent and Icknield Close was built. Wharf Lane then became a proper made-up road extending From small beginnings ..........! into the Tring Road via Manor Road.

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Local Face: Christopher Pallet Chris lived a fairly conventional life in the London suburbs until he was 9 and his mother bought a Newsagent/Tobaconist/ Confectioners shop just off Little Venice whilst his father carried on his job. He helped in the shop on weekends and holidays constantly eating sweets, learning customer service and how to deal with the many eccentric people in that area. When he was 15 he came home from school one day to find his father had died. The shop only closed on the day of the funeral.

and permission was granted for offices in the front ground floor rooms. Curiously, that building is now returning to residential use. Chris also bought a derelict property at Worlds End and half rebuilt and modernised it. After several owners, this is now Chiltern Court Care Home.

member of the Committee which built the Abbeyfield House in Dobbins Lane. He was Chairman for many years. In 1977 Chris married Liz who also became a partner in the firm running admin and accounts. Claire was born in 1979 and Natalie in 1981. Also in 1977 the Great Missenden Office opened followed by Aylesbury and Stokenchurch in Chris opened his office in 1973 concentrating 1985. on building survey and valuation work whilst the Estate Agency business slowly One of the first houses Chris sold in 1973 was established. In 1974 things were getting in Manor Crescent and cost £12,800. Those busy so Chris asked John Hinton to come and houses are now in the £400,000s. Wendover After a few years Chris’s mother decided clients have been wonderful to deal with and she wanted to renovate a cottage and found the firm still deals with many of their original one in Marsworth. This coincided with clients, their children and grandchildren. Chris leaving the excellent St Marylebone Grammar School. He came to Aylesbury Three years ago, Chris and John transferred and was articled as Trainee Surveyor to the the Wendover Sales to their Partners in Senior Partner of an old established firm Aylesbury and Ross Final came as Partner of Surveyors and Estate Agents W Brown at Wendover, carrying on the tradition of and Co. Chris studied in the evenings and caring service whilst also updating the image weekends passing the professional RICS and technology. Chris believes that until examinations in 1965. To fill in the time the transfer, it was the longest established between working or studying, Chris and his private business under the same owner in brother worked on the modernisation of a the town. Keith Worger, who has been with The dream team: John, Chris and Ross number of properties. the firm many years, is Sales Manager. Jan run the office temporarily and the business Kempster, again a long standing employee, In 1967 Chris was made manager of Brown grew. John remains a Business Partner after bought and runs the letting department. & Merry in Wendover which led to him 42 years. Then in 1975 Chris took over the Chris and John now work at a slightly slower becoming involved in the planning and sale offices of another firm of Agents at 8 High pace from 8 High Street, dealing with of land where the Paddocks and Icknield Street also buying the freehold. During the Development Land and Commercial. Close extension now stand. He became 1970s and 80s John and Chris obtained Secretary of the Wendover Traders Group. planning permission for clients to convert a With the family house and garden in Weston Having become a Wendoverphile Chris number of Wendover residential properties Turville being too large when the children decided to open his own business here. He into offices since they were a more lucrative left, Chris and Liz moved back to Wendover spent three years in London whilst seeking investment. The trend is now back to two years ago. They love the proximity of premises – a difficult process since the Lord residential. everything in the town. They have four of the Manor owned most of the shops grandchildren. and had a single trade policy. Eventually During the ‘70s Chris became a founder Chris’ mother bought 19 Aylesbury Road member of Wendover Round Table and a See Christopher Pallet advert page 3.

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Regular Weekly Events

To Advertise your event for November 2016, please contact us before Monday 17 October. Calendar entry FREE, one line. These events and more on DAY


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Mon, Tue


Fitness with JBD Fitness & Dance - 10.00 Mon Elles Parish Hall/18.15 Tue Princes Risborough


19.30-21.30 or stated

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

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book.,

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, 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

Tue & Thu

16.30 & 17.00

Wendover Swimming Lessons at Green Park

Anne Brooman 01296 623542

Tue & Fri


Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.20-12.50, St Anne’s Hall



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



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076 01494 475367



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


10.15 & 11.15

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

0845 2303232



Golden Girls exercise class for ladies 55+, St Anne’s Hall, 07876443392



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

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



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Whitchurch Morris Men Practice Session, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE



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



Scottish Country Dancing with Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, Oldham Hall HP16 0AZ​



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

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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, new term starts 30 Sep




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

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JAZZERCISE classes to suit you.

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

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cycling UK, locations vary




Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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

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Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s/adults parties from £13.50 per hr (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Café open Thursday mornings from 10.30


ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to Angela German 07423 266713

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10.00-16.00 hours vary 10.00-13.00 10.00-14.00 times vary 10.30 & 13.00 14.00-17.00 16.00-17.00 19.00-23.00 19.30 morning 10.00 afternoon 20.00 12.00-13.00 19.45 10.00 10.00-17.30 11.00 14.30 19.00-20.00 19.30 10.00-12.00 12.00 11.00 & 14.00 19.00-21.00 19.45 09.15-12.00 19.00 19.30 20.00 08.30-12.00 09.30-20.00 11.00 13.00-15.00 20.00 10.30 19.00 19.30 09.00-13.00 10.30 14.00 14.00-17.00 14.30-16.30

Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Little Kimble Art Group exhibition at a little bird told me gallery, Tue-Sun until 30 Oct, hours vary, see page 2 BBOWT Plant & Produce Sale, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre, see ad page 4 Jumble Sale, St Anne’s Hall, see page 3 Flower Festival, St Nicholas Church, Gt Kimble (10.00-17.00 Sat, 12.00-17.00 Sun), see ad page 4 Miss Stitch (10.30) & Miss Stitch Seniors (13.00), Plainstitch, above 8 High St Lindengate Autumn Fair, Lindengate site, Worlds End Garden Centre, see ad front page Author Lucinda Hawksley, Wendover Community Library, tickets £5, see page 3 Carers Bucks Autumn Ball, Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Harvest Supper, Weston Turville Village Hall, booking required, tickets £10, see page 4 Buckinghamshire Bird Club, Little Marlow Gravel Pits. Also Thu 6 eve and Sun 30 morning, see website The Scooter Group! Wendover Christian Centre Learn My Way computer training, Wendover Community Library, booking essential, see page 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, “A Year in the Orchard”, Stewart Hall, see page 4 Functional Exercise for Seniors, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, see ad page 5 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers, starts sports field, Wigginton HP23 6HH. Details on website. Living Well with the Impact of Cancer, Missenden Abbey, also Thu 13, see page 4 Simply Walk at Wendover Woods Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Burnham Beeches Wendover Library Reading Group, Library Room Harvest Supper for members of The Wendover Society, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 4 Planting Crocus Corms with Wendover Rotary, Church Lane, Wendover, see page 4 Friends of Wendover Library Annual Meeting, Library Room, see page 4 Colour Rush! for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Green Park, see page 4 Bosom Buddies, Orchard Children’s Centre, Tring Wendover WI, “The Oregon Trail”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 4 John Hampden School Wendover Open Morning, see page 5 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wendover Art Club, working in the style of Kandinsky, also Wed 26, guest Keith Jansz, see page 5 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Twice Monthly Sewing & Quilting, Wendover Memorial Hall, £5 entry. Also meets 27 Oct No1 Christmas Launch, No1 High Street, see ad page 4 Wendover Twinning Association monthly Coffee Morning, drop-ins welcome. Red Lion, High Street Carers Bucks Support Group, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, “Aylesbury Past & Present”, Broughton Junior School Foreign Language Conversation Group, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 Bill Hamilton on Uganda for BkB Uganda Orphans, St Anne's Hall, tickets £5, see page 5 Quiz & Chips for Chilterns MS Centre - SOLD OUT! , Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 5 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre Family History Talk, “Civil Registration” Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF, see page 5 Acer Corner Gardens open for NGS, 10 Manor Road, Wendover, see page 6 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see page 6 Friends of Kimble Churches Lecture, St Nicholas Church HP17 0XS, tickets £15, see page 6 Big Band Swing at St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough, see page 6 Quiz Night for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 6 Messy Church, St Anne’s Hall, see page 6 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 BBOWT Lecture, “The World of Insects”, Gt Missenden Memorial Ctre, see page 6 Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Wendover Horticultural Society “Famous Chiltern People”, Wendover Library Room Flotsam Book Group meeting, King & Queen Pub, South Street, Wendover OnScreen - "Martian", Wendover Library Room, also Mon 24, 14.30 "Jungle Book", see page 7 Aston Wine Club meeting: AGM & Members' Evening, Buckland Village Hall Movie Night, film TBC, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 7 Wendlebury Winds for Rennie Grove, tickets £12 from Rennie Grove Shop, see page 7 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room Christian Aid AGM, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 7 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society AGM, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Wendover Twinning Association AGM, Wen Library Room, see page 7 Little Hands Ladies Charity Shopping Evening, St Anne’s Hall, see ad page 4 Memory Pathways - activities for dementia sufferers, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Aylesbury Beer Festival, benefits FNHC, Bucks Sports & Social Club, see page 8 Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 8 Artists and Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall, see ad page 18 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild day seminar, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see page 6 Dixieland Jazz concert at St Mary’s Weston Turville, see ad page 4 A Service for Wholeness and Healing, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see ad page 4

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Wendover News October 2016


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

It takes someone special to be able to cope with a dozen or more diverse, independent characters who comprise Wendover Parish Council. Ella, our Clerk, has now completed her six month probationary period and has come through it with great credit to herself. Ella is, of course, line manager to the rest of the staff and has taken on that role with dignity and determination. Chloe, our Assistant Clerk, is half way through her probationary period. She has jumped onto a steep learning curve but learns quickly and shows a keen interest in the work. Both Ella and Chloe are working towards professional qualifications. Jane, our newest member of staff, answers queries from the general public downstairs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11.30am and is a most welcome and valued addition to our staff. Our new Office Team is certainly having an effect on the work of the Council and maintaining the unique flavour of Wendover. Alan Myers Chair of Staffing

Parish Council Meeting Monday 3 October 7.30pm Wendover Library Room

Manor Waste

The new seats around the War Memorial on the Manor Waste are being planted for winter by the company, Windowflowers,

a website. As there are two vacant places after the invitations were sent out to local organisations, the Parish Council can now consider individuals with an interest in joining the Steering Group, please contact the Clock Tower if you would like to be included.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 15 October who also supply the High Street hanging baskets. They will be maintained all year round and replanted for next summer. Investigation is underway into installing new names plaques for the War Memorial and a pre-application for a grant has been submitted to The Memorial Trust. The process is a lengthy one so we will see the return of the old plaques for Remembrance Sunday this year. Although we now have new seating around the Memorial, people are sitting and children climbing on the Memorial itself. This has upset a number of people who have commented that they feel it is disrespectful. We would ask people to be aware that this is the case and use the new seating on the Manor Waste.

Fishing at Hampden Pond

The beginning of the fishing season at Hampden Pond is proving popular after the recent refurbishment work. Now the water level has dropped, AES Europe returned recently to remove the excess water lilies as the final part of this year’s maintenance work.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council have appointed four Wendover’s Neighbourhood Planning voluntary bailiffs to assist with day to day process is progressing with the formation management of the Pond and would like to of the Steering Group and construction of thank them for their support. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

01296 623056


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