Wendover News, October 2018

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Buses Changes to the local bus services in July caused problems for some people. This number increased when the schools started back at the beginning of September. More timetable changes will be implemented on Sunday 30 September. Please see page 22 for details.


HS2 Thanks to all who wrote in response to Dr Riley’s article (September). HS2 Ltd continues to organise local information meetings. The next is on Monday 23 October, please see page 6. Read Tom Walsh’s article on page 19 and the Wendover HS2 article on page 23.

Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

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Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX

Parish Chairman Tom Walsh receiving the Michaelis cup and certificate for the 2018 Poppies Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village competition, If you have knitted or crocheted any poppies small town category, and the Sword of Excellence for Armistice/Remembrance 2018, please make as the overall winner on Saturday 15 September See also Matters Arising p32. sure you hand them into the Wendover News

office (see column, right) by Friday 5 October.

Heron Path

Flu jabs

Please note that flu jabs have become more As promised, the contract to refurbish Heron differentiated this year. For full details from Path to make it accessible continues. Please Wendover Health Centre, don’t miss their advert on page 5. see Matters Arising page 32 for details.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 16 & 30 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 was “A Boot Jack”, for removing one’s boots, without bending down

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Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Paul Hammett - Accounts

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Chilterns Heritage Festival

changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. until 6 Oct Country house visits; historic days out; Cake & Biscuit Decorating family workshops; heritage walks. See more Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 27) runs on chilternsociety.org.​uk/heritage-festival. courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

“Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Knit & Natter, Thursday 4, 10.30am-12.30pm & Tuesday 16, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm, please book. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing.

Charity Coffee Mornings

Thurs, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Drop in, add to the collection pot for a local charity, and have a cup of coffee, too!

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. See “The Hart Silversmiths – a living tradition”, until 8 December 2018. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum. org.

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural

Tue 02, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “Growing for Success - Eating and Showing”, Printed in the UK by Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at with John Branham, the chairman of the The Magazine Printing Company Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday Midland National Vegetable Society. using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look Craft Group at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. Wed 03, 17 & 31, 10am-12 noon, Wendover The Ramblers have a programme of organised Christian Centre walks of varying length and difficulty locally. If you enjoy craft, join others with the same More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk interest at Craft Group, open to all. If you and pages 30 & 31. enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has drawing or colouring or any other kind of group rides throughout the county, see craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your Foot Health Practitioner southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will own materials if possible. And if you don’t (Wendover - based) do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers have a current project, come anyway and see welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. what others are doing. Refreshments at about Home visits - 01296 696032 Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please 11am. One current project includes poppies Surgery at the Belmore Centre see the website for details. for Remembrance. There will be a display in 01296 612361 Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets the window of JUST, 11 High Street, and the weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 War Memorial will be festooned. Patterns Registered member of the Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis can be found at http://www.wendovernews. British Association of Foot Health Professionals and sports village. Parking, showers/ c o . u k / n e w s / p o p p i e s - f o r- w e n d o v e r-

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8, 9, 10 and 11 Nov 2018 7:30pm Tickets £15 World’s End Garden Centre Theatre, Wendover A stunning account of life in the trenches in WW1. Part of the Ubiquitous Remembrance project. A major, publicly funded, production to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

remembers. If you would like to submit a poppy but cannot make it to Wendover Christian Centre on these Wednesdays, please deliver it (them) to the Wendover News Office inside the Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop in Wendover High Street before Monday 5 October.


“Drawn to the Chilterns”

3, 4, 10 & 11 Oct, 2-5pm, Chenies Manor Exhibition of water colour paintings and prints by local artist Wendy Lewis. See the fascinating famous and historic people who have lived in the Chilterns. Donations from sales given to British Red Cross.

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Older Driver Event

Thu 04, 9.30am-3pm, Wyevale Garden Ctre The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. The FREE events are aimed at anyone with an interest, from older drivers themselves, to friends and relatives. For tickets Reserve your tickets at the Customer Services Desk

Wendover Annual Quiz

begins Thu 04, 7.30pm, Wendover Bowls Club Weekly Oct & Nov (not 25 Oct); Final 22 Nov.

Funded in part by Heart of Bucks, we will be making a significant contribution to Remembrance 2018 in the Aylesbury area.

Online: ticketsource.co.uk/uttc (no booking fee)

Bucks Bird Club

Thu 04, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The indoor programme of talks (always the first Thursday in the month from October to April except in January) begins with a visit from Mick Jones MBE, who has been volunteer warden at BBOWT’s Dancersend Nature Reserve in the Chilterns for the last 36 years, giving a talk on “A Year in the Life” of this reserve. Non-members are welcome, entry £2.

Email: contact@uttc.info Call: 0333 666 4466

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Chilterns Walking Festival

06-21 Oct, throughout the Chilterns A 16-day programme of over 50 themed guided walks and activities catering equally for experienced walkers and complete novices. It is designed to encourage exploration of new areas, share a love of the local landscape and provide sociable opportunities for healthy outdoor activity. www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest

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Sat 06, 2-5pm, Lindengate Site, HP22 6BN Free Entry – All welcome! Lindengate opens its beautiful gardens to the public, to showcase the work done by its volunteers and Gardeners (service users). Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of activities, some of which visitors are invited to join in with. The Mid-shires Orchard Group brings an apple press on the afternoon and the general public are invited to bring their apples for pressing. Whilst the emphasis is on explaining what Lindengate is all about, Two fitness studios in the thereboutique is also the chance to sit down in the garden for tea and homebaked goodies. on www.lindengate.org.uk. See heartMore of information Wendover. advert page 4.

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CONCERT at St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 13 October, 7.30


Soloists from the world-famous Purcell School

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 18 October 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market

Sunday 21 October 10.00am - Noon Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free

You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday 28 October 2018 at 4.00pm The service lasts for about 40 minutes

Quiz for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Chiltern Humanists Sat 06, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Teams of six, £12.50 per head - includes hot meal. Please bring your own drinks & glasses. Reserve your table on 01296 623885 or email cdrsevents@aol.com.

Wed 10, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH “Morals in Artifical Intelligence” with speaker Bob Sampson. All welcome. Details visit: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Great War Bucks Showcase Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale Sat 13, 10am-3pm, Church of Christ the Cornerstone MK9 2ES Hospice Charity

A day celebrating the lives of men and women Sun 07, 11am & 2pm, Green Park HP22 5NE from Buckinghamshire who participated in Colour Rush 2018 is a 5k romp through five the First World War. colour stations and around Green Park, suitable for the whole family. More details at Soloists from Purcell School www.fnhospice.org.uk/colourrush. Sat 13, 7.30pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville Tickets £10 at the door, under 18 free. Includes refreshments. See advert this page. Wendover WI Tue 09, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall The speaker will be Kate Winterbottom talking Big Band Swing about “The Work of Karibuni Children”, a Sat 13, 7.30 pm, St. Dunstan’s Church, Registered Charity which aims to transform Monks Risborough young Kenyan lives. Visitors are most Much loved music and great tracks by Count welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc. that encourages

Artists & Makers Fairs Thame Town Hall, High Street, OX9 3DP 29 September, 20 October, 24 November & 1 December Princes Risborough Community Centre, Stratton Rd, HP27 9AX 10 November Haddenham's Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, HP17 8JX 8/9 December 10am - 4pm

Open Day Sat. 6 October 2pm - 5pm

See the award winning mental health charity in action and explore the gardens! Tea & homemade cakes

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Volunteer Opportunities Calibre Audio Library is a locally based, national charity providing audio books to people with sight problems, dyslexia or print disabilities via CDs, memory sticks or online. We welcome volunteers to come in and help us inspect, process and despatch around 1700 audio books every day. If you are comfortable using computers and can spare a few hours a week, please contact David Pipkin on 01296 432339 to find out more. Calibre Audio Library, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5XQ (next to the Holiday Inn hotel)


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Leader Needed!

Would you enjoy spending an hour each week helping 5-7 year old girls learn teamwork, individuality and vital life skills? 1st Wendover Rainbows meets for an hour weekly during term time at Wendover Guide Hut. Start your training now - the unit will close in January 2019 if no one comes forward.


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Events audience participation! Complimentary glass BBOWT Talk of wine/soft drink. Prize raffle. Tickets £10 Tue 16, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Keith Kirby will speak on woodland flowers, Risborough), Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or see also page 25. www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church.

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Wendover Horticultural Society

Thu 18, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Sun 14, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall The speaker is Christine Barlow, from Everyone is welcome to enjoy messy (and Wendover. Her subject is “Japanese Gardens”. not messy) activities, a story and song and OnScreen a meal together. No age restrictions and no Fri 19, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room charge. Children, please remember to bring “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel an adult with you. Pie Society” Featuring Lily James. This truly engaging film set in 1946 revolves around a RSPB Aylesbury Local Group London-based writer who begins exchanging 15 & 29 Oct, details below letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, Mon 15, 10.30am in the Wilstone Reservoir German-occupied during WWII. Visiting the car park, contact Jim on 01844 273435 island, she starts to get a picture of what it was for more information. Mon 29 7.30pm, like during the occupation. Tickets £5. Prebendal Hall Community Centre HP19 7QW, “Shetland to Scilly -Birds of the British Aston Wine Club Isles “ by Ashley Grove. £3 members; £4.50 Fri 19, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall visitors. Details ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/ Jamie Smith of The Berkley visits to inform aylesbury/events/. about “Wines of the USA”.

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 - www.westongrove.com Flu vaccination

• all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (usually given at school) • people aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups – this includes those with long term heart, lung, liver or kidney problems, diabetes, and the very obese (BMI above 40) • all pregnant women (including those who become pregnant during flu season) • people aged 65 years and over (including those becoming 65 years by 31 March 2019) • people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities This year we have a new vaccine for patients • carers and household contacts of people with aged 65 and over, called Fluad, which has been weak immune systems specially boosted so that it is very effective in stimulating the immune system of older people Due to the vaccines being supplied in batches this to fight flu. Those aged 64 years and younger year we cannot offer open ended, walk-in clinics, who are in a risk group will be given another new therefore you must book an appointment in vaccine active against all four flu strains. These advance. For a given date, you may be offered vaccines cannot cause flu as they do not contain an appointment at Aston Clinton or Bedgrove, live virus, but may give slight soreness in the arm instead of Wendover. for a few days after injection. Wendover Health Centre will be running flu Children who are not in a high-risk group will clinics on the following Saturdays: continue to be given Fluenz vaccine into the 29 September for those aged 65 and over only; nose. This vaccine does contain live virus and can plus 20 October and 10 November for over 65s and those aged 18-64 years in a clinical risk cause symptoms of a slight cold. group. Further clinics will be arranged according The following groups are eligible for flu vaccine to demand and vaccine supply. this year: • all those aged two and three (but not four years Dates for vaccinating young children will be or older) on 31 August 2018 (i.e. date of birth published once we have been notified of the on or after 1 September 2014 and on or before delivery dates for the relevant vaccine. Please check our website for details, or ask at Reception. 31 August 2016) Vaccination against flu is one of the most effective known interventions that will reduce the harm from flu and pressures on health and social care services during the winter. For the 2018-19 season changes have been made to the vaccines on offer in order to improve their effectiveness, particularly in older people. This means that we will be offering three different flu vaccines and we will be running our flu clinics in different ways to the past.


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We regret that that we cannot provide flu vaccine to those who are not in one of the groups listed above. Please ask at local pharmacies who may be able to assist – there will be a charge.

Enhanced Access

Westongrove is participating in the national initiative to promote greater access to primary care professionals such as GPs and nurses, in a programme being implemented jointly with all the surgeries in the Aylesbury area. Surveys have shown that the local population would particularly like more access to primary care in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. Westongrove will therefore be offering additional appointments at these and at other times in the week across all our three sites. Some of the additional appointment slots available to Westongrove patients will be at other surgeries in Aylesbury.

Changes to our opening hours

From 1 October 2018 Wendover Health Centre will be open from 8am to midday on Saturdays (except bank holiday weekends). Dispensary hours on Saturdays will remain 9-11am. Our telephone lines will not be open on Saturdays. We will be closed from 1-6.30pm for staff training on Wednesday 17 October and Tuesday 13 November. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

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Dinner in aid of hosted by Wendover & District Rotary Tuesday 20 November, 7 for 7:30pm £25, The Raj, Wendover Contact: 07762 329276 or cheryl@greatlakesoutreach.org Learn how exercise can benefit Parkinson’s The Arts Society Ballinger

A friendly local branch of The Arts Society, we meet monthly for illustrated art-based lectures on a wide variety of subjects by professional speakers in their specialist fields. We welcome visitors as guests. Ffi: visit our website theartssocietyballinger.org.uk or email ballinger@theartssociety.org

Events Quiz & Chips

Acer Corner Gardens Open

Fri 19, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 20 & Sun 21, 2-5pm, 10 Manor Rd Tickets £15 incl fish & chip supper. Contact Hiding behind a bog standard semi-detached fundraising@chilternsmscentre.org. you will find a garden packed with plants (no grass) and bursting calm. Come, visit and be inspired. Hot beverages and cakes are Aylesbury Opera Group Fri 19 & Sat 20, 7.30pm, Sir Henry Floyd Schl donated by the SBJC community.

“The Turn of the Screw” by Benjamin Britten. Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Group New over 50s social group in Wendover Tickets £20 available from www.ticketsource. Sat 20 & 27, S Mandeville Methodist Church co.uk/aylesbury-opera. Are you a widow, widower, divorced or just Sat 20, 2.30-4.30pm - Joan West brings her alone? Don’t spend hours on your own - come knowledge “From Embroidery to Basketry”. and join us for social get-togethers! Artists & Makers Fair Sat 27 10am-4pm - “Felting Wool to Silk” day Sat 20, 10am-4pm, Thame Town Hall NEW MEMBERS VERY WELCOME workshop. www.avegblog.wordpre​ss.com Artists and Makers of all sorts will be showing MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE and selling their art. Come have a look! See BBOWT Plant & Produce Market 07842307286 advert page 4. Sat 21, 10am-12noon, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre

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Coffee Morning

with speaker Roy Smart. Entry - £2 members, £3 visitors. www.wthsoc.org.uk Thu 25, 10am-12noon, St Anne’s Hall The Wendover Society is hosting another in its series of occasional coffee mornings. This 25th Aylesbury Beer Festival month, the speaker is Rev Sally Moring, vicar Fri 26 & Sat 27, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar of St Mary’s in Wendover. Featuring a new bespoke beer from local brewery Hillfire, and raising funds for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. The Arts Society Ballinger Tickets are just £6 in advance or £8 on the Thu 25, 8pm, Ballinger War Memorial Hall door and include a souvenir Festival pint HP16 9LQ glass and programme. To book, and for more “Three Great Families and their Gardens: a information go to www.fnhospice.org.uk/ history of the Astors, Rothschilds and the beer-festival or call 01296 429975. See also Sackville Wests”. The talk combines the page 17. lives of the Astors, Sackville Wests & the Rothschilds, their family history and the story Service for Healing and Wholeness of the gardens they have all created. Lecturer: Sun 28, 4pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Caroline Rayman. The Society meets the last You are invited to open yourself to the healing Thursday most months. See advert page 6. presence and peace of God at this gently theartssocietyballinger.org.uk guided service. Individual prayer ministry for yourself, or for someone for whom you care, is offered in the strictest confidence. All are Weston Turville Historical Society welcome. You do not need to be a regular Fri 26, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “The Last Naval Hero - David, 1st Earl Beatty”, churchgoer to attend. See advert page 4.

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Events Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 8-11 Nov - “Journey’s End” performed by Ubiquitous Theatre at Worlds End Wyevale, see advert page 3 • 10 Nov - Christmas Market at The Lee Shop • 10 Nov - Pace Christmas Gift Fair, see page 11 • 10 & 24 Nov - “Pop-up” Cinema, St Dunstan’s Church • 13 Nov - Wendover WI AGM • 16 Nov - Late Night Shopping, Barn Courtyard, Wendover • 17 Nov - Wendover WI Autumn Fair • 17 Nov - Chilterns MS Centre Winter Wonderland Ball • 20 Nov - Wendover Rotary Parkinson’s Dinner, see ad p 6 • 22 Nov - Fundraising Pamper Evening at Chilterns MS Centre • 24 Nov - Meeting about Wendover Community Library expansion, see page 11 • 29 Nov - Fundraising Pamper Evening for Wheelpower • 30 Nov & 1 Dec - Crib fest, see page 11 • 5 Dec - Wendover Christmas Event & Late Night Shopping • 8 & 9 Dec - Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition • 9 Dec - CDRS Christmas Market, see page 14 • 15 Dec - Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover Christmas Event, see page 12 • 21 Dec - Christmas at Halton House for the Chilterns MS Centre More about all these - and more - events on www.wendovernews.co.uk/events

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Wendover Remembers

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The series of Allied victories on the Western Front during August and September continued through October. Attacks at St Quentin, in the Champagne area, Cambrai, and Le Cateau pushed the German troops back to the Selle, the Sambre and the Scheldt Rivers. In Flanders a major advance was made by the Belgians. Ostend was liberated. British troops entered Lille. On the Italian Front the Austro-Hungarians were pushed back to Vittoria Veneto. In Mesopotamia the Turks surrendered. The German High Seas Fleet mutinied. The German commander, General von Ludendorff, resigned.

brought about by influenza. In 1918/19 the influenza epidemic known as the Spanish Flu killed over 50 million people worldwide and more than 228,000 in Britain. Despite the label ‘Spanish Flu’ the first cases were not in Spain but as a neutral country with a free press the news of the pandemic and numbers of casualties was not supressed as in other European countries. At home Mr Molineux wrote in the School Log York Cottages in about 1910 and today. The cottages Book: ‘Influenza made its appearance in were built in the late C18 to replace huts erected by the school and the schools were closed on tenants evicted by Earl Verney. Thursday Oct 17 till Oct 28 and then again till Nov 4.’ Many meetings in the town had to be postponed because of illness and some Church services moved from St Mary’s to the smaller St Agnes Mission Church in Dobbins Lane.

The last Wendover soldier to die during the war years was John Henry Smith a Private in At the monthly Parish the Leicestershire Council meeting an appeal Regiment. He died was made for a lamplighter. in a German Prison The report stated that a letter of War Camp on received from Mr G Howlett October 17. Known as explained the recent darkness Jack, he was the son in the town saying he could no of William and Lucy longer undertake the duties of Smith, the husband lamplighter on account of illto another Lucy and health. ‘The Clerk said there had the father of 5 year been no response to an appeal old Kathleen Lucy of 7, Sidney Terrace. Death certificate for John Henry for applicants for the position, although wages paid averaged On the 1911 census Smith. 12s. per week during the lighting Jack is recorded as an period… It was decided that individual ‘indoor servant’. He enlisted in Aylesbury members should make enquiries, which in December 1915 aged 35 and joined the Worcestershire Regiment. He gave his might lead to the appointment of either a occupation as ‘carman’. The Wendover male or female as lamplighter’. News reported in January 1918 that Jack was home recovering from trench fever. The agents for Capt. Edwin Smith, Lord of He was transferred to the Bedfordshire the Manor, advertised the sale of cottages Regiment and embarked from Folkestone in the Tring Road: ‘A few minutes walk for Boulogne on 31 March. On April 1 he from the Station. Between the Town and was again transferred this time to the 8th Halton Camp. Thirty cottages (in three Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment blocks of ten each). Occupying an extremely and was reported missing on 27 May. The advantageous position directly on the official report from the Prisoner of War road from Wendover to the Aviation Camp Camp at Aubrives near Givet, France, stated at Halton, thus forming a valuable Site that the cause of death was pneumonia for business premises.’ The most easterly

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block of 10 cottages was demolished in 1970 when the route of the Tring Road was adjusted to the north of the old road. At the A G M of the Bucks Archaeological Society Mr Hollis said, ‘Having heard that the old camp at Boddington Hill, Wendover, was included in the area to be cleared by the lumber-men now working there, he interviewed the officer in charge, asking him to see that as little damage as possible would be done to the entrenchments. He was glad to say that his request was received in a most sympathetic manner, and he was confident everything possible would be done to prevent damage.’ Mike Senior and Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences or relevant photos you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page. To mark the signing of the Armistice in November 1918, Ubiquitous Theatre is performing “Journey’s End” at World’s End Garden Centre 8-11 November. See advert page 3.

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7.30pm, Prestwood Village Hall • Beaconsfield, Sunday 2 December, 4pm, St Mary’s and All Saints Church • High Wycombe, Sunday 9 December, 3.15pm, Union Baptist Church You are warmly invited to join in and dedicate a light as a positive way of remembering someone special. Your light will bring comfort to others and will shine on Rennie Grove’s Christmas tree.

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Cherry Tree House Residential Care Home, in Dobbins Lane, Wendover, held two charity events during the summer months to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, with the first being a cake sale and the second, a garden party for the residents and their families with a BBQ, outdoor and indoor games and a guest singer. Jade Bayly, the Home Manager, was pleased to share how the staff, residents and families had joined together for this worthwhile cause. Rennie Grove carry out such worthwhile work and was selected as the charity of choice by the residents. Cherry Tree House is owned by Salveo Care, and although small and local family owned, is recognised as a Top Twenty award-winning group providing the highest levels of care. Cherry Tree House is close to the centre of Wendover with 20 bedrooms and beautiful communal spaces. The Home supports

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award of Distinction* in his BTEC Art and Design along with A Levels in Biology and C h e m i s t r y. Mrs Fanchi, Head of Sixth Form, said "We are very Just a few of the many smiling faces at John Colet School on exam results day. proud of all Our top achieving student is Ryan the students Parsons, Deputy Head Boy, who for working hard and pursuing excellence in achieved 3 A Levels in Business Studies their A Level and BTEC studies and wish them (A), History (A) and Maths (B). Ryan is due the best of luck in their future careers." to begin working with a local employer in September in order to gain experience within the finance sector ahead of enrolling There were many happy students collecting on his higher education course next year. GCSE results at John Colet School 23 August. Ella Ford achieved success in BTEC Art and Top performances included Rebecca Lee Design where she was awarded a Distinction (3 Grade 9/A*, 5 Grade 8, 1 Grade 7 and 1 alongside two A Levels in Geography (A) Grade 6) "Unexpectedly amazed", Theo and Maths (B). Both Estella Alvares and Rogers (3 Grade 9/A*, 3 Grade 8, 4 Grade William Shirley achieved 3 B grades at A 7 and 2 Grade 6), Emily Arama Sanchez (2 Level in Communication Studies, History Grade 9, 2 Grade 8, 3 Grade 7, 3 Grade 6) and Sociology and Business Studies, English "Really happy", Hannah Gormley (1 Grade 9, Literature and History, respectively. Both 4 Grade 8, 1 Grade 7, 4 Grade 6) "My results are progressing on to Higher Education surpassed my expectations", Abby Tallarico courses at university with Ella taking History, (4 Grade 8, 4 Grade 7, 1 Grade 5), James Philosophy and Ethics at Bath Spa. Conor Slawson (4 Grade 9, 1 Grade 8, 1 Grade A, 3 Richardson, Head Boy, achieved the top Grade 5/C) "'Woah! This is great!". This year has produced another pleasing set of A Level and BTEC results for the Year 13 students of John Colet School. Consistently high quality teaching and learning has enabled our students to achieve success in their final exams. Whilst there are many excellent grades among the cohort, there are top individual performances of note.

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The Festival will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October, offering real ale fans the chance to try local beers as well as awardwinning ales and ciders from further afield, whilst raising vital funds for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. CAMRA’s David Roe will be selecting the ales to include a range of old favourites and seasonal novelties. Festival-goers can suggest favourites they would like to see at the Festival by commenting in the event on the Charity’s Facebook page. As well as over 35 beers, ciders and perries to taste and judge, a new feature this year is the ‘Local Gin Showcase’, with gins made by distilleries within a 25-mile radius of Aylesbury such as Puddingstone Distillery, Griffiths Brothers and Foxdenton Estate. The Festival also features gourmet sausages courtesy of Kings Farm Shop in the Sausage Festival on Saturday afternoon, while local caterer Alena Winter’s homemade classics will be back on Saturday evening to provide some ballast for the alcohol. “Last year we added more music and food, and we had more ales than the previous year,” says Emma Carroll, Community Events Manager at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. “This year, by popular demand, we have added the Local Gin Showcase to widen the Festival’s appeal. But real ales remain at the heart of the Festival which makes it an unmissable event for any serious ale drinker.”

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HS2 Editor’s Note: This article by Tom Walsh included too much relevant information to be edited, but was too long to appear in its entirety in this edition of Wendover News. The remainder will be included in November’s edition. The full article appears online at www. wendovernews.co.uk/news/hs2-oct-2018. HS2 is once again a major talking point in Wendover. The monstrous structures that have been shown to you all are completely wrong for the AONB. I hope that you will get involved in helping us to stop them. I think that this is a good time to update everyone on the Parish Council’s HS2 activities. After all, if HS2 is to be the subject of debate, that debate should be an informed one. The Latest On 4 September 2018 David Lidington MP hosted a meeting between Wendover PC (WPC), Stoke Mandeville PC and Nusrat Ghani MP, the minister responsible for HS2. We and Stoke Mandeville had a fair hearing from the Minister. I did find her likeable, with a lively interest in her subject and I’d suggest that she is a leader. Her DfT sidesmen were not referred to or leaned on at all. The points that suited her narrative, ie HS2 are poor at engagement, HS2 are misleading and obstructive, were well received. Not a lot of love for HS2 Ltd at the DfT I’d guess. Our tunnel proposal didn’t seem to be of as much interest though.

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There is a cat – small, short-haired and in traditional tabby colours – that has been spending increasing amounts of time this summer in my garden shed and around my garden generally. I first saw it about three years ago, when I found it resting in my shed when I opened up one morning. It had obviously got in through a partly-open window at the back. Since then it has been an intermittent friendly visitor, but this year has become an almost permanent feature, always announcing its presence by coming up to me and miaowing, looking for a stroke, when I go into the garden for any reason, and happy to sit nearby when I do the quieter garden tasks.

it – such as its name and where it belongs. It seems to approach my garden from the direction of Nightingale Road. Because of the way it came to my notice I refer to it as Shedpuss, and have written the attached rhyme about it (see www.wendovernews. co.uk/news/shedpuss). Perhaps its “host” or “benefactor” is equally mystified about where it spends so much of its time, seemingly attached to me and my garden! If they read this letter in Wendover News, perhaps they would like to get in touch. Wilfred Newman, Wendover

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Wendover Remembers, April 1918Private Arthur Philbey, continued I have found pictures of my father, mother, and myself as a boy outside Archway Cottage. My brother Ron passed away in Jan 2000. The other photo shows my father as a young boy to the far right of a wedding group with his family living in Pound St, Wendover.

It looks in good health, displaying normal strength and vitality and soft smooth fur, so it must have a good home – or source of food at least – somewhere. But it has no collar or other means of identification. I would like to send my best wishes to Mrs I would dearly love to know more about Jean Pitt-Lewis, in Monmouth, whose letter

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Anti Social behaviour by a minority on Clay Lane is causing distress to residents and visitors and we ask that you consider your neighbours. The riding of motorcycles through the cut through from Clay Lane to Icknield Close at all hours of the day and night is not only illegal but very dangerous. We won’t list here the other issues or identify

We do not have much say in what goes on in our own country these days (thanks to the ship of fools running it at every level), so when I noticed that the St George’s flags that symbolise England were replaced by Union Jacks before and after St George’s day, such that the St George flag only flew for a days (or so it appeared), I asked the question why and finding the answer I thought I can at least have a rant. SG of Wendover by email Editor’s note: This is the first paragraph in a letter to the editor, posted on the Wendover News website. The flying of flags was determined by the dates of St George’s Day and various Royal events this year. All was explained in the front pages of the May and June 2018 editions of Wendover News, go to www.wendovernews.co.uk/print-editions.

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We walked for Dementia in Wendover Woods this year, organised by Carmen and a band of volunteers. The Memory Walk group consisted of some 50 plus walkers of all ages including children and dogs, pacing out 1, 3 or 5 kilometres. There was such good humour in

Sunday 22 December, 2.30pm, St Mary’s Last year Wendover Dementia Action Alliance organised a Dementia Friendly Christmas Celebration for Sunday 10 December. Anyone here at the time will remember the heavy fall of snow that day when events up and down the country had to be cancelled. WDAA has confidently booked St Mary’s Church for a similar event this year. If you know someone who is living with dementia, please invite them to this gentle, friendly, free entry, event, along with any family and friend who supports them. Together, everyone will have a chance to remember the Christmasses of yesteryear and the young will bring their own contemporary experience to the Feast.

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Lindengate is a local mental health charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery. Our services, known as Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), use the healing power of nature and the outdoors to improve mental wellbeing, boost self-esteem, promote social inclusion and encourage long term recovery. Getting people out of their homes and mixing with others outdoors is a catalyst to break down their social isolation and encourage recovery. Through implementing our ethos of ‘nurturing nature’ we have created a diverse healing garden focused on user-engagement and we have progressed into important and pioneering conservation work. Our 5-acre site, adjacent to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover, is big enough to allow us to offer a wide range of gardening and horticultural activities which also include landscaping, construction, conservation, art, craft, cooking and baking.

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http://wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/index.html Wendover Neighbourhood Plan is a direct consequence of the Localism Act of 2011 which seeks to devolve more powers to Town and Parish Councils, following consultation with local residents, to produce plans for the future. Neighbourhood planning gives all communities (such as Wendover) direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to influence where new homes, shops and offices should be built, what those buildings should look like and what associated infrastructure should be provided. Neighbourhood planning helps local people ensure that they get the right types of development for their community with the aim of balancing the needs of the neighbourhood in line with the priorities of the wider local area. It is not a legal requirement but a right which communities in England can choose to use. It should be appreciated that Wendover’s Neighbourhood Plan has to work within the constraints laid down by the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan, VALP. www.wendovernews.co.uk

The Steering Group has started the process of writing the first draft of Wendover Neighbourhood Plan. This is based on many consultations since February 2017 including a survey in February - March 2018 and Feedback Exhibitions in June 2018. The consultation process highlighted the following key issues for the planning period 2015-2033: housing; business & employment; community facilities & leisure; conservation & heritage; green spaces & environment, infrastructure & connectivity; transport & road safety. During the consultation period the closure of RAF Halton in 2022 was announced. Although RAF Halton is in a neighbouring parish, the camp has had a great impact on Wendover since 1913 so it is appropriate for Wendover Neighbourhood Plan to refer to it in the final document. If you still have an idea to communicate to the Steering Group, please make contact through the website, details above, as soon as possible. Anyone can comment - resident, business owner or employee, visitor.

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Tribute: Rachel Garver In July, pupils, colleagues, and friends of the musician and teacher Rachel Garver were stunned to hear of her sudden death at home in Wendover. She had just completed her 20th year of service to the Aylesbury Music Centre/Bucks Learning Trust and was sought after for private tuition in various instruments and as an accompanist in auditions. She often performed in ensembles such as the Vale Wind Band and the St Mary’s lunchtime concert series. She was active in the Wendover Society (she forcefully presented a petition against HS2 in the House of Lords), Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Wendover Music concert series, and various other local groups. The many charities and causes that Rachel supported range from Friends of the Earth to Jews for Justice for Palestinians. In her last year she stood up for her colleagues by challenging an unfair pay scheme for peripatetic teachers. She also exposed Thames Water’s overcharging of Wendover residents for years, see page 16, April 2014. Rachel was always known for selflessly helping neighbours, friends, and extended family. When her mother developed Alzheimer’s disease, for many years Rachel spent half of every week in London to supervise her care and help organize the Brent Carers Centre, while managing to fulfil her teaching commitments in Wendover and Aylesbury. While in London, she found time to play in the Barnet Symphony Orchestra and conduct the carers centre band. Born in 1951, Rachel was the next youngest of six children of an unconventional Jewish family in north London devoted to charity, music, and the Liberal Party. Both parents were emigrants from Germany, her father, later professor of mathematics at University

College London, arriving, via Palestine, in the 1920s; her mother in the 1930s. Through her mother, Rachel was descended from the Pringsheim family in Munich, who, before the Nazi takeover, were prominent in German artistic and musical culture. Rachel’s one regret of early family life was that her parents insisted on speaking only English at home – thus, she missed being bilingual, although her interest in foreign languages was always great.

As a new teacher of piano, guitar, and woodwinds in Edinburgh, Rachel established the pattern that she followed throughout her career: a combination of private pupils at home and peripatetic teaching at schools and colleges. The latter ranged from a ‘free’ school run by a New England feminist to Fettes College, ‘the Eton of the North’. As she was to do in many other places, Rachel made lifelong friends in Edinburgh. In 1977, she married Joe Garver, an American university lecturer, and lived abroad with him in Finland, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia. Rachel taught English in Finland, plunged into learning Finnish and later Arabic, and even in Saudi Arabia found woodwind pupils. In 1982, back in London, Rachel and Joe started a family – Paul born in October; Sarah and Nick followed in 1987 and 1988, respectively – and she resumed full-time music teaching with the Brent Music Service while playing the bassoon in the Brent Symphony Orchestra. Her many other activities included staffing at Forest School Camps and managing the Explorers Club for the National Association for Gifted Children.

Aged 12, Rachel announced her intention to devote her life to music. While doing A-Levels in music, German, art, and history at the North London Collegiate School, she already had piano pupils. Her extracurricular activities included Forest School Camps (a free-spirited alternative to Guides or Scouts) and holidays/exchange visits in France, Germany, and Austria, where she In 1998, Rachel and family moved to practised her French and German. Wendover to live in the Chiltern Hills and to In 1968, Rachel won a scholarship to allow Sarah and Nick to attend the grammar Edinburgh University, where she studied, as schools in Aylesbury – Paul finished his well as music, Indian philosophy and German, A-Levels in London. Here, as in other places leaving without completing her degree to take of residence, she built up a devoted circle up full-time music teaching after receiving of fellow musicians and pupils. Always the Licentiate in pianoforte from the Royal a dedicated music teacher, Rachel also Academy of Music. One unforgettable inspired her pupils to achieve and develop experience of her university years was a in other ways. Donations in her memory journey with fellow students overland to India may be made through this link: https:// via Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iran. mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rachelgarver.


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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

I often hear it said that Christmas comes earlier every year, certainly I’ve already been invited to do my bit at two Christmas functions, and as I write this the Clock Tower elves are working hard to ensure that Wendover’s light switch on is as good an evening as ever. I’m looking forward to the start of the Parish’s Annual Quiz. It’s always good fun and always nerve wracking. If you’ve not entered this year why not come along, see how much you don’t know, and support a worthwhile event. I’ve had it drawn to my attention that some people, not many I’m sure, are unhappy that the Best Kept Village sign says Best Kept Town. It puzzles me a bit that a word can cause upset when what we’re celebrating is the acknowledgement that Wendover is a great place to live and that it is looked after by people who care deeply for it. Wendover is a Village. It is though, a big village. That means that, with regard to the competition for Best Kept Village, when judged by population, we fit in with the towns.

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Heron Path

Last year WPC adopted the Heron Path from Buckinghamshire County Council, shortly afterwards resurfacing works were completed to repair part of the path that had been damaged by tree roots. In the last couple of weeks, the path between Church Lane and Chapel Lane has been resurfaced Parish Council Meeting leaving the final section of the path to be Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm resurfaced between Witchell open space and St Anne’s Hall the High Street near the Clock Tower. This last section will be re-surfaced once the building How to report streetlight faults works behind No1 have been completed as Streetlights are important for community there is currently scaffolding on the path. safety and with the nights drawing in we We apologise for any inconvenience caused want to keep them working. If you spot a during the resurfacing of Heron Path. fault with a street light such as an unlit lamp at night or one which is lit during the day in the Parish, it is important you let us know. You can report any issues via e-mail, web or phone, by using the contact details below. Each streetlight has a number on the column making it easy to locate, when reporting the fault please advise us of the streetlight Thanks to Chris Dean who captured the number where possible along with the resurfacing on camera as it happened. location of the light using road names or land marks and the nature of the problem e.g. light flashing or the light is out.

I’m just pleased that we won and I’m trying to ensure that we stay good enough to win again. Buckinghamshire County Council are Tom Walsh, Chairman responsible for all lighting on main highways, to report a fault to them please visit their website www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk.

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