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April 2018

Happy birthday RAF 1 April

Happy Easter

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Happy St George’s Day

23 April

Easter Glory Fills the Sky

The chameleon belongs to the classification Old World Lizards, which has over 200 species. It’s fascinating to see the chameleon change its skin colour according to habitat. In the green garden it turns its skin colours to green and or yellow/dark blue. If a chameleon is on sandy ground its skin colour turns to sandy. Change of colour is a crucial adaptation for the chameleon. Easter is very important time for the world and Christians in particular. At Easter the glory of God fills the Earth. The distorted nature of man is restored to its glorious nature. The unfortunate disobedience in the Garden of Eden is restored by the painful obedience of Christ at Gethsemane and on the Cross. The Great Alleluia on Easter night echoes that man lives no longer to die because Christ has risen from the dead. As James Quinn echoes it in song: Easter Glory fills the sky, Alleluia; Christ now lives, no more to die, Alleluia. Darkness has been put to flight, Alleluia; By the living Lord of Light,

Alleluia. Jesus is our brother and Lord. Man is the beneficiary of his coming back to life. I can’t wait to celebrate this year’s Easter. The invitation to everyone this year by the Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton Diocese, which I want to extend to everyone, is that everyone should wake up and pray to God. I also invite everyone to find some time to rest and rejoice because our life on earth is but the first bus stop. Like a chameleon we can turn ourselves to beautiful colours of love. Father Jude Iroh PP, St Anne’s RC Church

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Annual Parish Meeting Thursday 19th April 2018 7.30 pm You are cordially invited to meet and consult with your Parish Council Team at St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover

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Guest Speaker: Simon Mackrell, from Thomson Habitats. Talk: Creating a Habitat at Nash Lee with HS2 Funding Annual Report of the Parish Council, presented by Chairman Tom Walsh Committee Councillors’ Update Reports 2017/2018 Grant Awards Update. How has WPC helped the local community? Lindengate Donation Presentation Discussion on matters raised by residents in the Parish


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Events Regular Events at Wendover Library Christian Twelftree Exhibition “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. International Conversation - Friday 13, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 17, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Tue-Sun, a little bird told me gallery Local artist Christian Twelftree has an exhibition of his works on display until 29 April. Drop in and have a look! gallery open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

Lacey Green Windmill

2-5pm, HP27 0PG Reopens Easter weekend - open Sundays and BH Mondays until 30 September. www. laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 19) runs courses each term. www.cornellisugarcraft. Traffic Restrictions co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31. A413 south of central Wendover Wendover News has been informed that there will be single lane movement on the Charity Coffee Mornings A413 near Boswells Farm controlled by Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Medical Detection Dogs is the first charity to traffic lights beginning 3 April and lasting benefit. Drop in, add to the collection pot, about a week. and have a cup of coffee, too!

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl “Aquatics for all” - John Negus, garden Children’s Gallery writer, broadcaster and lecturer returns to Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. 10 Feb to 21 Apr, works by Elisabeth Frink. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www. buckscountymuseum.org.

talk about ponds. Plus, on Sun 8, 2-4.30pm at Stewart Hall, the Society presents its Spring Show, featuring beautiful displays and delicious home-made cakes.

Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: the April ride start points have been chosen but ride leaders have not; please see the website for details.

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BBOWT Easter Holidays Events

3, 5 & 10 April, times & venues vary BBOWT has many family events on not far from Wendover during the Easter holidays. Cycle Rides and Local Walks Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 Please book at www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Bucks Bird Club Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Thu 5, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 David Lindo, a well-known naturalist, writer, for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and broadcaster, speaker, photographer, wildlife tour leader, visits to tell “Tales from a difficulty locally. More on pages 30 & 31. Concrete Jungle”.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. See advert page 19.

Sat 7, 10am-2pm, St Anne’s Hall Handcrafted jewellery, wood crafts, plants, textiles, paintings, children’s lucky dip, refreshments and more! The raffle will be drawn at 2pm, and refreshments will be available throughout the event. Please enquire re: payment types. See more page 13.

Ladies Coffee Morning

Sun 8, 10am, Chiltern Forest Golf Club Whether you’re a current or aspiring lady golfer, please join Chiltern Forest for coffee and cake on either Sunday 8 April or Monday 10 May. Membership offers and 9 holes free on the day. www.chilternforestgolfclub.co.uk

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Events Weston Turville Allotments Open Day to enjoy messy (and not so messy) activities, for sketching out of doors and will give us a

a story and song and a meal together. No chance to brush up on our techniques before Sun 8, 10.30am-4pm, Church Lane Information on available plots, plants for charge. Children, please remember to bring we go outside for the summer months. sale. Contact wtaacommittee@gmail.com or an adult with you. Wendover Music 07399 540626. Sat 14, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Wendover WI Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov brings Chopin, Tue 10, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Chesham Book Clubs Author, Denise Beddows will be talking about Debussy and Schumann to Wendover. Tickets Sun 8, 2pm, Waterstones, Chesham Waterstones in Chesham has recently “Buckinghamshire Spies and Subversives”. available from www.wendover-music.org. started two book clubs - one for adults and Buckinghamshire’s 600 year history of See advert page 5. one for young adults. The event Sunday 8 is subversion, sedition and espionage. Visitors History of Arsenic - from Wallpaper a Young Adult review of “Children of Blood are most welcome to the meeting. to Murder! and Bone”, by Tomi Adeyemi. All welcome. Come along to the WI’s Spring Fair on Wed 18, 7pm, Wendover Library Room Saturday 14 April, 10am-12noon in Learn about arsenic and its uses in everyday OnScreen - Special Showing Wendover Library Room. See advert page 4. life with Lucinda Hawksley. Tickets £5 from Sun 8, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room the Library. Booking required. “Paddington 2” - book seats for all the family

now! All children regardless of age £5, Chiltern Humanists Adults free. Please arrive a little before the Tue 10, 8pm, Wendover Library Room AGM and the Future. The AGM is an screening time so can all get comfortable. important opportunity to reflect on the past year’s activities, quiz the committee and to MAMIL discuss how the group should develop in Mon 9, 6.15pm, Odeon Aylesbury OtecBikes (see advert page 19) is hosting a the future. We want to hear the views of special one-time screening of the film MAMIL as many members (and others) as possible. (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra).To reserve your www.chilternhumanists.org.uk tickets, please visit Otec’s Demand Film Event Page here: tickets.demand.film/event/3609. Wendover Art Club Wed 11 & 25, 7.30pm, Library Room On 11 April: townscapes - we’ll try to use Messy Church Tue 10, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall the tips and techniques from Derek Daniells Messy Church moves to a Tuesday during the talk in March. On 25 April: ink and wash. Easter school holidays. Everyone is welcome This is a very quick and fairly easy method

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Thu 19, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room The speaker is Janice Cross, the subject, “The National Gardens Scheme”.


Fri 20, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”.Nominated for best actor, actress and screenplay. Based on a true story. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Pace Big Walk

Sat 21, times & locations vary Three routes available - 18, 12 & 6 miles. All routes end in Wendover. Details & registration kelly.houghton@thepacecentre.org

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a little bird told me: Buy 9 cards and get the 10th FREE! You don’t have to buy them all at once. Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Oakwood Wellbeing: 20% off first class block booking, saving £16 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades. pete@wendover-computers.co.uk, 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 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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On Sale Homemade cakes, Jams & Preserves, Plants, Greetings cards, Tombola – every ticket wins a prize Raffle, Refreshments

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 April 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

Book Club

Halton Singers Spring Concert

Mentmore Plant Sale

Halton Combined School PTA Quiz

Sat 21, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre For anyone who enjoys reading. No set books, just conversation about what we have been reading and what we recommend. We will start with coffee & biscuits or cake. Sat 21, 12-4pm, Mentmore Village Green Professional and amateur growers supplying a wide variety and choice of plants. BBQ & tea and cakes on the day. Proceeds to community projects. www.mentmore.org

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Fri 27, 7.30-11.30pm, Halton School Teams of 6-8, £15 per person includes cheese platter and wine/soft drink. Proceeds split between the PTA and Chilterns MS Centre.

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Weston Turville Historical Society

Quiz Night

Artists & Makers Fair

Sat 21, 2pm, Turnfurlong Jr School Talk: “Birth And Baptism In The 1800s”. Speaker Tom Doig will enlighten us on these You are warmly invited to evnts of daily life in history. Non-members A Service for Wholeness and Healing welcome; entry is £4. www.bucksfhs.org.uk

St Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday 29 April at 6pm

Fri 27 & Sat 28, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Halton Singers prudly present “Broadway Melodies”. Tickets £6 including nibbles. Tickets available from Don 01296 622603 or Kevin 01296 622390. See advert page 5.

Fri 27, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “The Old Village & Church of Stoke Mandeville & the impact of HS2”, with speaker Peter Marsden. Entrance - £2 members, £3 visitors. www.wthsoc.org.uk

Sat 21, 7.30pm, Nora Grace Hall, Tring Sat 28 - Sun 29, 10am-4pm, Haddenham Tables of 6, £12.50pp, includes HOT food. Offering a diverse collection of over 40 Proceeds benefit Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. talented stallholders from four counties, all

EASTER SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES - 1st April 2018 St MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 6.00am Dawn Service of Light with Communion, followed by breakfast 9.00am Holy Communion 10.30am Family Communion St ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.00am Easter Mass WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Service with Holy Communion St MICHAEL’S C of E HALTON: 6.00pm Holy Communion (BCP) For more about church services,courses and meetings, visit the Churches Together Office: JUST, 11 High Street, HP22 6DU 01296 623123 10am-12.30pm each weekday (excluding Wednesday)


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Halton Singers proudly present their Spring Concert


On 27 and 28 April from 7.30pm displaying, many demonstrating and selling Coming Soon - Save the Date! their own dazzlingly unique creations. See • 5 May - Psalms of Thanks and Praise - A day At Halton Village Hall advert page 4. open to all, FREE, led by Mary Sketch from Tickets £6 including nibbles St Anne’s Church. Details on 01296 623068. Tickets from Tring Spring Fayre • 5 May - Wendover Choral Society Concert, Don Knight 01296 622603 or 28 Apr-12 May, throughout Tring see advert this page Launch day is 28 April, 10am-2pm. For more • 6 May - Weekly Tea at St Mary’s, Wendover Kevin Towler 01296 622390 information visit www.tringtogether.org.uk. • 7 May - Cream Tea at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville. See advert this page. Wholeness & Healing Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm • 12 May - Great War Buckinghamshire St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville Sun 29, 6pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Come and enjoy some sacred space at St Showcase 7 May Monday BH Mary’s during this very special, short time of • 19-20 May - Wendover Art Club Spring Show 27 May Sunday quiet reflection accompanied by some gentle • 19 May - 03 June - Chilterns Spring Walking 28 May Monday BH and beautiful, live music. Individual prayers of Festival 24 June healing are offered and can be requested for • 20 May - Cornelli Hawaiian Retreat Day Delicious home-made cakes and scones others. All welcome. You do not need to be - A whole day of tropical themed cake decorating. A chance to relax and play with a church goer to attend. See advert page 4. all things cake!! See Cornelli advert page 19. Garden Care & Maintenance • 26-28 May - Mentmore Arts Festival Walk the Waddesdon Greenway Spring is in the air . . . Mon 30, 3.30pm, Visitor Ctre, Waddesdon Manor • 27 May - Wendover Celebrates 2018, see Have your garden tidied Another opportunity to walk the Waddesdon pages 15-17 and ready! Greenway prior to its official opening • 9-24 June - Bucks Art Weeks (Open Studios) Call Simon Shirley - Barn Courtyard Midsummer Fair in summer 2018. Not8thyet for • 122 June Wendover Advert pagesuitable FEB 2018.pdf 26/02/2018 17:49 01296 625053 / 07836 665512 A friendly and reliable Service pushchairs. Wellies or walking boots advised. • 23 June - FNH Midnight Walk, see page 12.

Wendover Choral Society and

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our Patron, the acclaimed baritone

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in Joseph Horovitz’s dramatic oratorio Samson and as narrator in Philip Wilby’s spectacular The Pilgrim’s Progress


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We welcome the internationally renowned trumpet soloist, John Wallace CBE and The City of Cambridge Brass Band for a programme of music by Horovitz, Wilby, Vaughan Williams, Tavener, Berlioz and Saint Saëns St Mary’s Church, Wendover Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7.30pm Tickets: Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DU wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com


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and a family quiz. A team on the day won the Wendover Children’s Book Quiz devised by Ben and Nia, no tie-breaker. The colouring competition winner from all the sessions in different libraries that week was revealed on Monday 19 March on air during The Breakfast Show. Finally, the group returned to the Library for goodie bags. A great time was had by all. Everyone is looking forward to the next visit by mix96.

Families, carers and friends settled down nicely for story time at about 11am in the soft infant friendly area to hear first Ben then Nia read a favourite (to everyone present!) story. Then it was time to move into the Library Meeting Room for a colouring-in competition


The Health Centre team have not escaped the current, well publicised pressures on the NHS. Demand for appointments and telephone consultation continues to be very high. Please help us to give us adequate time to give patients the best possible care by following the new mantra developed by the Royal College of GPs: “3 before GP”. We ask that you utilise these three options BEFORE contacting the practice: 1. Self-care for minor ailments, such as coughs and colds and tummy upsets, when you can safely treat your symptoms at home, for example with rest, home remedies or appropriate over the counter medicine. 2. Use trusted NHS online services – these provide advice on a range of health issues and are a sensible place to turn for initial guidance. Please visit www.nhs. net for advice on managing your or your child’s condition and when you should seek medical help. 3. Seek advice from a pharmacist. Pharmacists are highly skilled health care professionals who offer valuable advice.

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Easter and May Bank Holiday Opening Hours

We will close at 6.30pm on Thursday 29 March and reopen at 7.30am (telephone lines from 8am) on Tuesday 3 April 2018. We will also be closed on Monday 7 and 28 May. On bank holiday weekends we do not open on Saturday morning: therefore on 31 March, plus 5 and 26 May we will be closed. Extra GP appointments will be offered on other Saturdays in April and May. We will close at 1pm on Thursday 19 April and Tuesday 15 May for staff training. When we are closed please use the NHS 111 service if you require urgent medical help.

New out of hours provider in Bucks

From 1 April 2018 a collaborative of NHS providers will provide health care services when we are closed. These services will include access to urgent GP appointments and healthcare advice for minor illnesses and injuries. The collaborative is made up of: Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the local hospitals; FedBucks, which represents the majority of Buckinghamshire GP practices (including Westongrove); Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services; and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). SCAS also provides the NHS 111 service. We look forward to this local collaborative providing a responsive service attuned to the needs of the Bucks population. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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Tony Francis Four years after re-inventing himself as a professional artist, former TV presenter Tony Francis launches his new collection of paintings at Gateway Cottage in Hawridge Common 1-29 April, including Easter weekend, 10am-4pm. Tony presented sport for BBC and ITV as well as directing his own award-winning series, “Heart of the Country” for 25 years. His most memorable moments were interviewing Seb Coe and Steve Ovett at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, introducing the 1994 World Cup from Dallas and interrupting England’s cricket tour of the Caribbean to chase the mercenaries who kidnapped Ronnie Biggs.

included “Salmon Fishing with Jack Charlton”, “The Zen of Cricket” and, more recently, “Extraordinary Villages”. In between, most of his time was spent filming in the British landscape. His proudest moment was capturing the rare sight of a newly born cuckoo chick turfing the reed warbler’s eggs out of the nest. As Tony says, there are distinct similarities between filming and painting: “Either way, you’re looking for that unusual angle, that wonderful splash of light. That’s why dawn is such a good time. Catch sight of a stag in the mist as the sun touches the treetops and you know it was worth getting up at 6.00.” Early morning runs around Cholesbury, Hastoe and Ashridge provide Tony with much of his inspiration.

Tony also co-hosted ITV snooker when Steve Davis was unbeatable and Alex Higgins uncontrollable. He subsequently wrote the Tony uses acrylics for his impressionistic book “Who was Hurricane Higgins?” after the landscapes, seascapes and still lifes. Within mysterious Alex died in poverty and isolation. a year of starting, he was selected for the His best-selling book was “Clough”, a Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition where biography the Derby and Forest manager he sold his first work. didn’t want publishing. Further books www.facebook.com/TonyFrancisArtGallery

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Wendover Choral Society Followers of Wendover Choral Society’s concerts may have spotted a reference to Sir Thomas Allen in their programmes. As patron, the acclaimed baritone’s name has long been associated with the Choir, but his international career at the world’s top opera houses, from the Royal Opera to New York’s Met, has operated on a different stratosphere. WCS tends to perform with talented young singers from the royal music schools, who dream of the kind of fame enjoyed by Sir Thomas, one of the best lyric baritones of recent times.

ADULT YOGA Mondays 8 – 9 pm Weds 6.45 - 7.45 pm & 8 - 9 pm Thurs 9.30 - 10.30 & 10.45 - 11.45 am This May 5th, however, Sir Thomas joins WCS as soloist, accompanied by the City of TEEN YOGA Cambridge Brass Band, in Joseph Horovitz’s Mondays 7 - 7.45pm dramatic oratorio Samson as well as narrator All classes at St Anne’s Hall in Philip Wilby’s spectacular The Pilgrim’s Email: sarahyoga@sky.com www.sarahyoga.co.uk

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Edward Lear’s Shylock and Berlioz’s Overture Béatrice et Bénédict, based on the sparring lovers in Much Ado About Nothing. Also featuring is Saint Saëns’s Bacchanal from Samson and Delilah. Conducting is the Choir’s Music Director, Peter Bassano. Bassano has his own fascinating past, descended from Venetian musicians who played at the court of Elizabeth I, and with a career as a performer on the trombone -- in leading orchestras including the London Philharmonia -- and an academic -- as professor at the Royal College of Music. Bassano’s professional history binds together the composer and soloists for this concert, giving it a personal touch. Sir Thomas was a fellow student and Horovitz a fellow professor at the RCS, while Bassano and Wallace worked together at the Philharmonia and have remained friends.

Progress. John Wallace CBE, another illustrious musician, will play solo trumpet. The programme includes part-song settings Last time Sir Thomas sang with WCS, in of Shakespeare by Vaughan Williams and 2005, the concert was sold out. Don’t say Tavener, and the Bard theme continues with you weren’t warned. See advert page 5.


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April 1918

April 1918 was a very eventful month on the Western Front. The Germans resumed their all-out Kaiserschlacht offensive by launching an attack on the British sector on the River Lys towards Armentieres and La Bassee. The German troops made significant advances, but were held just in front of Hazebrouck. As a result of the German gains during March and April the Allies decided to appoint the French General Foch as the commander of all allied forces. The German air ace, Baron Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Baron, was shot down and killed. On 1 April the Royal Air Force was formed from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. See banner on front page.

Philbey of Pound-street, has been seriously wounded in action and has had to have the right arm amputated. His parents have been to Weymouth Hospital to see him, and found him to be as well as could be expected, being very bright and cheerful.” Wendover was shocked to learn of the tragic death of a young Australian airman based at Halton. Air Mechanic Stanley Marsden of the Australian Flying Corps S t a n l e y committed suicide on the Marsden (by railway line near Bacombe permission of Bridge on the night of 5th Australian War April 1918. At the inquest Memorial) held at the King & Queen the following day Stanley was described as a pleasant but very quiet young man who had never been far from home before his posting to Halton. Links with home and his mother

Two Wendover men became casualties during April. Lance Corporal Thomas Bishop of the 2/4 Battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry died of wounds in France on 15 April 1918. Thomas was born in Weston Turville the son of Thomas and Laura Bishop. In the 1911 census he was living in Clay Lane Wendover with wife Esther and children. His occupation was listed as domestic gardener. The Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News of April 27 1918 reported “Mrs Thomas Bishop of Tring Road Wendover has received official intimation that her husband has died of wounds in France. The deceased soldier who was 37 years of age joined up about two years ago. Much sympathy is felt with Stanley Marsden’s memorials - St Mary’s Churchyard, Mrs Bishop and her three little ones.” Wendover (left); Parramatta, NSW (right - by

A notice in the Bucks Herald reported permission of Australian War Memorial) that Private Arthur Philbey of the Lancers had been wounded. “His many friends in were very important to him. His father Wendover and the district will regret to had committed suicide in 1917. A witness learn that Arthur Philbey, son of Mr and Mrs said: “Since he had been at Halton he had

frequently spoken to the deceased who had complained that he had not received any mail from home. He seemed very much depressed about it, and it worried him very much”. The jury found that deceased committed suicide during temporary insanity. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) issued a report of the burial for the next of kin: “The deceased soldier was accorded a Military Funeral. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack Flag. Bugler and Pallbearer were supplied by the A.I.F. stationed at Wendover. A party of A.F.C. [Australian Flying Corps] members under the command of Lieuts. Frask, G. N. and MacDougall D. A. followed the remains to the cemetery. Prior to the interment a service was held in the Parish Church (St Mary’s) by the Rev. E. F. Odling. The grave will be turfed and an oak cross erected by the A.I.F. London.” Air Mechanic Marsden’s mother had a memorial to her son placed in May’s Hill Cemetery, Parramatta, New South Wales. On 16th April Mr Molineux, the headmaster of Wendover School, wrote in the log-book: ‘Deep snow-only 100 children (and 20 Infants) appeared. Register not marked & no “school” in the afternoon.’ There were 206 children on the school register. On the 23rd of April he wrote ‘St George’s Day Special lessons on day and on Shakespeare. Flag hoisted.’ Val Moir & Mike Senior See also Silent Soldier article on page 19 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.




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HS2 noise barriers and the future maintenance The WPC HS2 working group has been busy Assurances Funded by HS2 Ltd expanding the number of friends Wendover Bucks CC Assurance 1: Highway Noise Barriers of the these structures. We are told that it has in high places, with a targeted campaign along the Wendover Bypass. HS2 recognises cannot be used for resurfacing for example. in both Houses of Parliament. that HGV construction traffic will be noisy. Bucks CC Assurance2: There is also a draft design for cycleway improvements. This Lobbying seems to offer a safe and improved route The lobbying team have had a meeting with for cyclists, into Wendover, from North and Dominic Grieve MP. He is happy to spread South. our message on costs around his wide circle of colleagues. He believes that there is no will Additionally: WPC is trying to influence to take HS2 back to the House of Commons. Bucks CC to engineer traffic controls during He would like us to succeed but he doubts construction to reduce traffic speed on the that we can. He does agree with the way There is now a practical scheme for a bypass, increase safety and further reduce that we’re doing things and he thinks cost is roadside noise barrier system that will offer noise. a reduction of between 5db and 1db for a the issue to use to influence opinion. significant number of homes. This is not to Both schemes will be put out as a Our lobbyist has been in contact with do with the noise of HS2 trains. This is to do consultation soon. I hope that residents will Lilian Greenwood’s office (Transport Select with the noise of HGV traffic generated by have their say then. The Parish Council voted Committee Chair) and Gordon Clarke the building of HS2. to support both schemes and to press for (Transport Select Committee Clerk) and they The Parish Council has been kept informed the lower speeds. We will continue working are very interested in potential cost savings of developments with the project and at to hone them into the best outcome we can. along the HS2 phase one route (including a recent meeting with Bucks CC we asked the Short Mined Tunnel proposal). We are to for the design to be re-modelled slightly The HS2 Construction Commissioner pass our information to the Committee and with a north-going extension of 200m. This We are going to try to set up public meeting we’re aiming to get a meeting with them. would we hope, have benefits for homes in for you all to meet the HS2 Construction Bridleways and Lionel Ave. While the barriers Commissioner. The Commissioner’s office Lord Berkeley, a former Rail Minister who may not be the most beautiful addition to is where you will have to go if you have a certainly thinks that we can get the mined our bypass landscape, the modelling shows complaint that HS2 Ltd or its contractors tunnel, has written to the Public Accounts a worthwhile benefit for a lot of homes. cannot or will not deal with. It should be Committee. He is currently tabling a number They are fully funded by HS2 Ltd. Funding very interesting to hear what he has to say. of written questions to the government on provided under this assurance cannot be Tom Walsh, Chair of WPC HS2 Working Group HS2’s construction costs in the House of Lords. used for any other purpose but providing (See also page 28.)

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Local News All change for Hospice’s Midnight Walk suffer from cancer just the same as ladies,” £55,000 with 475 Walkers dressed in the In 2018, Florence Nightingale Hospice one lady wrote, while another said, “Why Charity’s annual Midnight Walk will change not, the more the merrier, it’s raising money for a brilliant cause. Males look good in pink in two important ways. and flashing lights.” “We asked the public whether they would like the event to be opened out to men and Responding to the results, the FNHC Events boys as well as women and girls,” explains team decided that the 2018 Midnight Walk Jo Turner, Head of Fundraising at Florence should be open to everyone over the age Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC). “We ran of 11 on 23 June, starting and finishing at a survey in November and December last Aylesbury College as usual. year, and 80% of the respondents said they would like men to be allowed to take part.” The Charity also asked survey respondents if they would prefer to keep the distance While the majority of respondents were in options the same, or change them to a five favour of men joining the Walk, some fear mile route and a ten mile route. that it will change the unique atmosphere of the event. “It’s nice to celebrate with “54% of respondents to our research said girlfriends in a relaxed atmosphere. I feel that they would prefer a choice of five miles or may change and become more competitive,” ten miles, and so we have decided to trial these distances,” says Jo. “This means that said one respondent. the routes will change significantly.” However, many comments also pointed out that men wish to support the Hospice as The Midnight Walk is FNHC’s largest well. “Men also lose loved ones to cancer or fundraising event and last year raised over

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1914-1918 Lest We Forget The Silent Soldier stands as a tribute to those who didn’t return home and to those whose lives would never be the same again. Companies, community groups and individuals can donate to receive a Silent Soldier to display, they can also choose to display their company name on the base of the silhouette and join the nation to remember our fallen heroes during 2018. Buckinghamshire Poppy Appeal is inviting sponsors to get involved in the country wide Silent Soldier campaign. These Silent Soldier silhouettes will appear across the country as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of fighting.

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Created in 1977, Riding Lights Theatre Company is a dynamic group of young actors which has been touring innovative, accessible theatre into all kinds of communities for more than 40 years. Their aim is to create unforgettable, entertaining theatre in response to current issues and the hopes and fears of the world we share.

above are welcome to join us for sketches, games and discussion. Contact becky@ wendoveryouth.co.uk for more information. Friday 25 May: Amazing Donkey will relocate to Wendover Christian Centre, where we will see Roughshod perform. We would love all young people from year 6 up to join us: £2.50 Entry 7pm-9pm. Contact paul@ wendoveryouth.co.uk or rev.remco@gmail. com for more information.

Saturday 26 May: Would you like a trip to the Theatre? Roughshod will be performing their full length show “Deliver” at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Show starts at 7pm, Wendover Youth Centre is delighted to be Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under working with our 18s. Tickets can be purchased from Just community partners on the High Street. For more information to host Roughshod, contact: info@stmaryswendover.org.uk. from Riding Lights Theatre Company, Sunday 27 May: Roughshod will be 24-27 May. So, what performing at Wendover Celebrates should you look out (wendovercelebrates.com) in the Activity for during their visit? Zone from 2pm, where they will also be joined by Premier Performing Arts from 24-25 May: They will be leading drama Halton (www.premier-education.com). workshops at the Wendover Junior School for pupils from years 5 and 6. We hope you can join us for this great Community Project. Thursday 24 May: We will be hosting Roughshod at the Youth Centre for drama You might notice a former Youth Centre workshops during our regular Thursday worker (Martha) as part of the cast! Becky and The Team youth club. Young people in Year 8 and

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Club Corner BBOWT Chilterns Group

Halton to play over the weekend of 23 and 24 June. This is a popular tournament which really showcases our local club offering our 310 players from Under 6’s to Under 16’s the chance to play against local clubs in a home setting. For those clubs visiting our tournament they will find a well organised setup which the club is thankful to RAF Halton for their help. A BBQ with meat supplied by Kings Farm and refreshments and bar organised by volunteers from the club, namely parents and coaches makes this tournament a truly local affair. The income generated from the tournament enables the club to fund FA coaching qualifications, train referees, goalkeeper training and other activities to keep this vibrant club running. To follow all of the news over the weekend you will find us on Facebook: @WendoverJuniorFootball Wendover Junior Football Club Wendover Junior Football Club’s annual and Twitter: @WendoverJuniors. football tournament is just two months away and organisation of this event is in full On Friday evening, 15/03, a number of Samba swing. This year hundreds of teams from all goals belonging to Wendover Junior Football over Bucks and beyond will descend on RAF Club were damaged by fire. The fire melted The Wildlife Trust work parties on Bacombe Hill will continue on the second Thursday of the month through the spring and summer, so please contact steve_keene@btinternet. com about joining in, while at Weston Turville Reservoir we’ll be taking a break till 28 June. Guided walks now go to the top of the bill with a Birdsong Identification event in Wendover Woods early on Saturday 28 April and a Spring Flowers one at Dancers End on Saturday 5 May. Please get full details and book on www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on. If you’d like to have the spring/summer edition of the BBOWT Chilterns Group Newsletter with details of our local programme please email richardbirch60@yahoo.com.

away a number of the plastic goal posts and destroyed six goal nets. Fortunately smoke was spotted by a teacher on their way home and they were able to extinguish the fire. If anyone has any knowledge of how the fire started please contact the police.

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Without the facilities of blue paint and orange balls, we have had to postpone many a game so far this year, it’s been snow joke. But with the end of the season in sight, both teams are still comfortable in their respective leagues with no real chance of winning or danger of relegation. The first team are also still fighting in two cups reaching the semi finals in both competitions. The committee are now looking to the next season working hard to make the club and teams stronger. The committees main objective for the next season is to appoint two new managers for our first and reserve teams. We are looking for individuals who

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Club Corner are dedicated and passionate about football. If you are interested in becoming a part of a community club steeped in history then please contact the committee via our Facebook page, Wendover FC Towers. Don’t forget to also keep an eye out for our much anticipated 5 a side tournament which will be back this summer. Planning is well underway and with a confirmed theme of the World Cup, we are very excited about making this an event to remember.

Summer League and Mixed Tournament

Summer is just around the corner which although very welcome, means the end of another netball season. The Sparrowhawks are coming to the end of their winter league campaigns but this year the club have decided to organise a summer league starting from 9 May! Matches will be on a Wednesday evening at the John Colet netball courts. If you know an adult team who are affiliated with England netball and might be interested please email wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com for more information. Spaces are filling up fast so enquire now to avoid disappointment. More good news comes in the shape of the Annual Sparrowhawks Mixed Summer Tournament! Watch this space for further information in the coming weeks. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for your friendly, neighbourhood netballers – we can’t wait! Kakaawwww!

Wendover Cricket Club

Wendover Cricket Club has completed a 12 week indoor training programme for juniors and seniors and is now looking forward to the new season, which starts in mid-April. Over 70 matches have been arranged in the Aylesbury and Bucks Leagues in 6 junior age groups between April and July. The senior teams are playing in the Mid Bucks league on Saturdays, with the 1st XI and 2nd XI’s in Divisions 1 and 2 respectively; these matches start on 5 May. Non-league games start on 28/29 April, away at Little Marlow on the Saturday and home to Kensworth on the Sunday. The club welcomes new players for the senior teams of any age and ability. Anyone interested in umpiring or scoring, either regularly or occasionally, would also be most welcome. Contact Club Captain Jonathan Seabrook on 07767 148119 or jseabrook@talktalk.net. Enquiries for the junior section should be made to Richard Peck on 01296-624209 or richard@rcpeck.co.uk.

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Schools Rotary Technology Tournament

This year the Amersham, Chesham and Great Missenden Rotary Clubs in District 1260 held the Technology Tournament on 23 February - the 113th Anniversary of Rotary. Technology Tournaments are one-day events for teams of four students from local schools and colleges. Under supervised tournament conditions, students work together to solve a previously unseen task using oral, written and graphical communications skills to compile a project portfolio from which they make a device out of a small range of simple components. Marks are given for teamwork, planning and the portfolio, as well as the success of the device. It is called a Tournament as it expected all teams will achieve a measure of success. There are different levels of difficulty for each age group. Teachers are also encouraged to form a team. The task aims to test the collective knowledge, ingenuity, innovation and manual skills of the four students and their ability to work as a team.

The Tournament was introduced to the Rotary Club of Chesham by the late Rotarian Rev. Derek Upcott PHF from the Luton Club who transferred to the Chesham Club in 1996. Derek and other members of the District Group made a point of interviewing local head teachers to ensure that the project fitted in with their curriculum. The Tournaments are now carried out throughout the country and adopted by Rotary in Britain and Ireland as a designated project.

“We are a small setting that offers high staff to child ratios to ensure that each child is cared for and celebrated as an individual. Every year of a child’s life is precious, but when it comes to development, the first few years are the most important. The foundations that we nurture at Wendover Pre-school ensure that every child goes on to reach their individual potential.” The report states: “The manager is a highly qualified and experienced Early Years Teacher with enormous energy, drive & skill in raising the quality of all areas of the Pre-school. She is extremely well supported by her high calibre staff who provide every child with the very best start in life.”

Congratulations to John Colet School which swept the board in all categories. This photo shows the Advanced team with their cup.

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There are three age levels for team members, Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced, with the complexity increased for each age level. The day culminates with each team testing and demonstrating their best solution to the task against the efforts of the other teams in their age group.

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RAF Halton Stamp of Approval for Ben

RAF Halton recently invited Mr Ben Glazier and his wife, Angela, who live in Wendover, to attend the Graduation Parade of Beckett Intake. They were invited to have lunch and view the Parade by Station Commander, Group Captain James Brayshaw, as Ben had been selected to design a RAF100 postage stamp for the Isle of Man post office, IOMPO. Ben was chosen to create the design when he approached the Isle Of Man Post Office after a dinner with the then Secretary of the RAF Club. He was invited to put in a proposal and this resulted in his designs being accepted. The collection was designed by Ben and his team at Glazier Design, a creative agency in London. Ben’s grandfather Geoffrey Glazier was a Royal Flying Corps Pilot on active duty in France on the 1st of April 1918, making him one of the first RAF Officer Pilots on that first day. His war lasted only three weeks before


he was shot down and injured. Ben said, “It is an honour and a privilege to create these stamps Ben Glazier displaying the for IOMPO stamps with Group Captain and the RAF, James Brayshaw. honouring not just my grandfather, but the many pilots, ground crew, nurses, technicians and others who paid the ultimate price in their service to the RAF and our country. We always try to add interest to the stamps we design to recognise the value of those they commemorate; this has been a most special commission for us.” Ben founded his creative agency Glazier Design in 1998, but spends as much time as possible with his wife and three children who have all attended John Hampden and Wendover Junior Schools, two are now at John Colet School and Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School.

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Speaking about the day he spent at RAF Halton, Ben said: “Thank you for the honour and privilege of visiting RAF Halton to watch the passing out parade of No 607 - Beckett Intake, and for the opportunity to present the RAF100 Stamps to Group Captain James Brayshaw and show them to others, including Air Vice-Marshal Gary Waterfall. “My thanks also to Sqn Ldr Toby Watkins, and the other staff who showed us around Halton House and looked after us all day. The Parade was brilliant and in challenging conditions, the recruits put on a great show. I am sure their families were immensely proud of them.” He continued: “My wife, Angie, commented that she was particularly happy to see that many of the awards went to female recruits, showing that the RAF is not only well advanced in recruiting equality, but that the recruits are able to respond and perform. On behalf of Angie and me as local residents and as Glazier Design staff, and on behalf of the Isle of Man Post Office, thank you all for a wonderful day.”

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At the same time Lindengate carries out important conservation work in partnership with the District Council and national conservation groups. Lindengate’s volunteers also report an increase in their wellbeing just from the time they spend at the five-acre site which includes a pond, wildflower meadows, kitchen gardens, a Sensory Garden, a tree and wildflower nursery area and various types of beds. It was this that inspired

Lindengate to make their 2018 competition about the connection between nature and wellbeing. So put together an artwork and submit it either as a photo or an A4 picture, digitally or on paper before the deadline of 1 June 2018. Your artwork needs to express, in a combination of image and words, how you find nature improves your wellbeing or that of someone close to you. You can paint, photograph, photoshop, draw, or create a collage so long as the final version you submit is either an electronic file less than 2MB or a paper copy A4 or less, and don’t forget to add your few chosen words - which must be in English and are an important part of the entry. The winners will be announced at the Lindengate Fair on 9 June 2018, our annual garden fete that allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful gardens when they are at their very best and find out more about what we do. Competition information and rules are on the Lindengate website at www. lindengate.org.uk or can be sent to you if you contact us on 01235 622443 or competition@lindengate.org.uk.

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Just to say thank you to the lovely lady and her long suffering husband who comforted me in St Anne’s car park today. Reader of Wendover News Facebook, who wished to remain anonymous, Friday 16 February 2018

In this day and age, surely there must be Thanks from Rennie Grove another way. I rarely write out cheques and The total raised for the the charity by the I was of the impression they were being “Call the Midwife” talk by Suzannah Hart phased out. on the 24 February was £1277.50. The The main banks in larger towns have the afternoon was standing room only and facility to scan cheques for banking and enjoyed by all. Sandy Smith, Wendover avoid this issue. Can there not be software on computers to do this?

Cheque this out...

With the impending closure of the NatWest bank at Tring and our recent Lloyds Bank closure in Wendover last October, I had reason recently to present a cheque for banking at the local Wendover Post Office. I was told this was the available alternative now all local banks are either closing or gone. I was surprised to find that I was expected to fill in a paying in “slip” but the post office do not have them in store. But then I would have to return with said slip duly filled in and they would post it for me. I feel we are stepping back twenty years if this is progress, if this is where we have come to.

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A Walk Around Wendover

Wendover Parish Council and the Friends of Wendover Library have recently joined forces and produced a new leaflet called ‘A Walk Around Wendover’. This will guide you on a fascinating 45 minute trail through the village providing photographs and historical detail of all the notable buildings. The leaflet is free and can be obtained from the library and the Clocktower. It is intended to be the first of three with the other two descibing walks from Wendover to Coombe Hill and to Wendover Woods, produced later this year. Ron Melville, chairman, FoWL

Thanks from the Chilterns MS Centre

The Chilterns MS Centre would like to heartily thank Centre patron Group Captain J a m e s Brayshaw, RAF Halton’s Station Commander, and the 13 airmen and women from Pearson Intake who cleared snow from the Centre’s car park 2 March so that the Centre’s PopUp Art Weekend could go ahead as planned. The event was a great success. @ChilternsMS, via Twitter

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HS2 correspondence HS2: Wendover & Missenden Valley

Pennine links. Also in the North, investing A correspondence took place in March between in roads like the stretch of the A1 in a local resident and MP David Lidington. The Northumberland that is only one lane each way? courtesies have been edited out to help fit: On a beautiful day I walked with my wife • Power generation capacity? Energy up to the Kings Ash end of Hogtrough Lane security? Power stations are to close and and took in the view across the valley. We electric powered cars will need to replace pondered how awful it will be when this many of the diesel and petrol vehicles Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to be banned from 2040. And can’t the defiled by the elevated section of HS2 with government make a priority of enabling development of the technology needed trains thundering past 36 times each hour. to exploit wave power using the seas I realise that the government considers around these islands with a view to British policy on HS2 to be settled, but for me it companies exporting the technology across is important to ask you to consider this the world? once again before the AONB is irrevocably • Housing: Where are the affordable starter harmed. Clearly it would require political houses for sale or rent in this area? courage for policy to be reversed but it Something must be wrong with the way the would be the right thing to do. market operates. How is it that Germany apparently has a viable, affordable, long -term rental market? In defiance of policy in recent decades is more public spending needed to achieve this? • Assets to protect our nation – such as a viable navy. We don’t have enough warships to fulfil our commitments to patrol in the Gulf region when a type 45 destroyer breaks down. We risk being a The view looking towards Great Missenden from laughing stock with aircraft carriers lacking Chesham Lane, Kings Ash, near its junction with battle groups to protect them, without Hogtrough Lane which they are sitting ducks. • Fishery protection vessels to safeguard our As you know there has never been a fisheries post-Brexit and vessels to patrol respectable business case for this very our coast line to prevent drug and people high speed train. If it is supposed to be smuggling. for transporting people, who will be able to afford the premium fares that will be There must be many other urgent priorities charged? Increasingly, people use Skype that as a minister you are aware of. Like and video conferencing to communicate many today, I’d welcome some good news remotely. Investment in superfast broadband from the government, preferably creating would be better for the economy. If the plan something with long lasting benefits for our is to move freight, is there really a need for country. HS2 is not the answer to anything. moving it at 250mph? And won’t lorries be needed anyway to move it around the Please, Mr Lidington, please take another country? look at HS2: just cancel it. Don’t throw good Surely the government has other calls on money after bad. This was a political wheeze upwards of £60 billion of capital investment from the Gordon Brown administration: even (which will no doubt end up nearer £100bn) Peter Mandelson said so in an FT article. If it to invest in a range of other priorities such as: goes ahead, please fund a fully bored tunnel through the AONB. But better still, just use • Transport infrastructure that needs the money where it can help this nation replacing or improving such as around meet real needs. London where points and signalling often create problems for commuters and in poor Can you please use your influence to challenge this egregious waste of public performing areas such as Southern Rail. • Train links where they are actually needed money and cancel the project? Dale Smith – joining up the northern cities and trans28

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As I have consistently said over the last 8 years since the scheme was announced, I have enormous concerns about the project. I have profound doubts not only about its environmental impact, but also about the business case behind it. I fought as hard as I possibly could within the Government to present the case against HS2, and I also made sure that every argument put by my constituents was presented forcefully to the Prime Ministers, Transport Ministers and others, as well as in evidence which I gave to the Select Committees in both Houses of Parliament. However, despite my personal feelings, HS2 is supported by the great majority of Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP MPs and Peers. I know also from meetings with local councillors, businesses and trade union representatives that there is strong support for HS2 in cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. I have supported plans for a Mined or Extended tunnel past Wendover since they were initially announced, and have made direct representations both to the Prime Minister and the Transport Secretary in support of these proposals. As you may know, members of the Wendover Society and Wendover Parish Council recently met Sir John Randall, the Prime Minister’s Environmental Advisor, to make the case for the Mined Tunnel. I have recommended to him that he seriously consider the proposals, including the detailed engineering work that has been commissioned on these proposals and the potential cost savings that they represent. I will continue to support the case that my constituents are making for the Mined Tunnel plan, as well as continuing to represent the interests of individual constituents and local communities with the impacts of HS2 throughout the next phases of the project as it moves on into design and construction. If you have any further questions about HS2 or any other matters, please do not hesitate to get in touch again. David Lidington Member of Parliament for Aylesbury Regular HS2 article on page 10

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Local Face: Avril Baigent Avril Baigent was born in Stockport but started moving South when she went up to University to read Ancient and Modern History. This came as a bit of a surprise to her younger self who had always imagined she would be a concert violinist! Within a week of going up, she had met Martin and they were engaged by the end of their first year. Whilst at University, she was also involved in work within her local Parish, sang in the Chapel Choir and was involved in the College Christian Union which didn’t mind admitting a Roman Catholic. She also experienced a call, a vocation, to work for the Church. There are not many roles for lay women in the Catholic Church so she embarked on a Masters at Heythrop College. This coincided with Martin’s last year of an MEng and they both started looking for work. Avril was invited to explore the possiblity of becoming a Pastoral Assistant in a Parish. She was invited to a Parish lunch by way of introduction. As soon as Avril saw the

variety of food brought by the very diverse parishioners, she knew that this was the sort of Parish she could work in and fortunately, the Parish liked the look of her, too! Four happy years were spent mostly concentrating on Youth Work including a post on the Bishop’s Council for Youth Ministry. Avril then moved into a two year post looking at what was Best Practice and wrote the Y-church report (2002) which attracted responses from around the globe, including Peru, Rwanda and New Zealand. This was the background to setting up the Northampton Youth Ministry Office (NYMO) in 2003 and 10 years of youth missionary work for the Diocese of Northampton. By this time Avril was involved at a strategic level and felt she needed time to study before delving in any more deeply.

Avril and Martin also had 3 children by now and had bought a house in Wendover. Avril project managed the refurb before they moved in and their youngest child started school. At last she was able to start her PhD with a supervisor who had recently moved to Durham. This enabled Avril to look at the changes which are happening naturally, now, and exchange ideas with people inside and out of the Catholic Church. Fifty years on from the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church is re-evaluating its treasures which include meditation, the power of silence and other spiritual practices which are being lauded in the media. Avril recently took up a post promoting lay ministry across the Diocese. This meant she had to relinquish her Trusteeship of a local music charity and Governorship of a local school but she has sung with Aylesbury Choral Society since 2001 and doesn’t want to give that up! She loves music, leads a band at St Anne’s and is exploring with them sharing in Churches Together services.

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Regular Weekly Events

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Every Day


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

Every Day


Jodie Digby Fitness courses, times & locations vary, see website for details


Every Day


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

07900 987230

Every Day



BML Personal Training classes, see website for details - www.bmlpersonaltraining.com

Emma 07969 433351

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, SUN morn/eve

Zumba® and Zumba® Gold classes: private studio

Roxanne 01296 623683

Mon, Tue, Fri, SAT


Water Babies, Chilterns MS Centre pool, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat



19.15-21.30 or stated

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


Mon, Wed

see listing

YogaBellies Classes, Mon 19.00-20.15 Halton Vlg Hall, Wed 10.30-11.30 Wen Youth Ctre, see ad p 4 alice@yogabellies.co.uk

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book.

sarahyoga@sky.com, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon, Wed, Thu


Yoga classes with Zest Yoga, Halton Tennis Centre Fitness Studio


Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat


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


Mon, Thu


Exercise Sessions open to all, Churchill Hall (next to Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton)

Jess@jkpersonaltraining.co.uk 07703844807

Mon, Thu, Fri


Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn, Wendover


Mon, Thu, SAT


Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Chiltern Way Academy Wendover nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT


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


Mon & Fri


Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time)




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




Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton


10.00, 11.00, 12.15

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF




Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside

Kirsty 07801 594519



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

Nikki 07868 873911



The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, local venues, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays




Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE

Allen 01296 631159

Tue & Wed


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


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue & Fri


Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Tue & Fri


Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall




Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton

01296 621143



Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076



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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

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

0845 2303232


16.30 & 17.00

Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall




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 Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall




Whitchurch Morris Men Practice Sessions (Oct-Apr), Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE




Wen & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sat 08.30 road, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike




Parentcraft (booking only), Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF

01296 621143



Drop-in pre-school outdoor activity group, Wendover Woods. See website for details.




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



17.30 or 19.30

Slimming World, Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5LX

Sally 07484 650301



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

Justine 07773 047684



Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals




Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only)


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



Play & Learn (term time only), £1 per family, Wendover Children's Centre HP22 6HF

01296 621143



Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, John Colet School




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




Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover

01296 709593



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



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

JUST 01296 623123



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

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary




Lacey Green Windmill open Sundays & BH Mondays until end September 2018




Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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What’s On in April 2018 To Advertise your event for May 2018 please contact us before Monday 16 April Calendar entry FREE, one line. These events and more on www.wendovernews.co.uk/events DAY/DATE Tue-Sat Tue-Sun 03, 05, 10 Tue 03 & Fri 06




10.00-16.00 Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 hours vary until 29 April - Christian Twelftree Exhibition, a little bird told me gallery, see page 2


hours vary BBOWT Easter holidays family events, locations and times vary, please book, see page 2


10.00-12.00 Aston Hearing “Hear Today” events. Tue 03 - Cobbles Yard OX9 3DZ, Fri 06 - Flint Barn Court HP7 0DB

Tue 03

10.30 Boddington Hillfort with The Ramblers, starts Wendover Library Car Park, 5mi/8km, leisurely

Tue 03

afternoon Learn My Way - FREE Computer Training, Wendover Community Library, please book, see page 2

Tue 03 Wed 04 Thu 05 Thu 05 Thu 05


astonhearing.co.uk/e​vents www.aylesbury-ramble​rs.org.uk/ www.buckscommunityli​braries.org/wendover/

20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society meeting, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 2


10.00 Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary’s Church, Wendover


11.00 Simply Walk at Wendover Woods, meet near the Cafe in the Woods, arrive 10.45 to register 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library 19.45 Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting - “The Concrete Jungle” - Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 2

www.buckscommunityli​braries.org/wendover/ www.bucksbirdclub.co​.uk

Sat 07

10.00-14.00 Craft Fair for World Challenge 2019, St Anne’s Hall, see page 2

Sat 07

10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP, see advert page 4


Sat 07

14.30-15.30 Children’s Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2


Sun 08 & 22 Sun 08 Sun 08 Sun 08

all day Buckinghamshire Bird Club Field Trip - 08, Manor Farm (MK); 22 - Gallows Bridge/Calvert/Quainton Hills 10.30 Chiltern Forest Golf Club Ladies’ Event, see page 2 10.30-16.00 Weston Turville Allotments Open Day, Church Lane, see page 3

www.bucksbirdclub.co​.uk www.chilternforestgolfclub.co.uk wtaacommittee@gmail.com

14.00 Chesham Young Adult Book Club, Waterstones, Chesham, see page 3

Sun 08

14.00-16.30 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 2

Sun 08

14.30 On Screen @Wendover Library - “Paddington 2”, please book at the Library, see page 3


18.15 OtecBikes presents “MAMIL (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra)” at Odeon Aylesbury, see page 3


Mon 09 Tue 10


15.30-17.30 Messy Church, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3

Tue 10

19.30 Wendover WI - “Buckinghamshire Spies and Subversives” - St Anne’s Hall, see page 3


Tue 10

19.30 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House HP7 9NG


Tue 10

20.00 Chiltern Humanists - AGM - Wendover Community Library Room, see page 3


19.30 Wendover Art Club - 11 Apr, Townscapes; 25 Apr, Ink and Wash - Wendover Library Room, see page 3


20.00 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HG


Thu 12

10.00 BBOWT working party, Bacombe Hill, please contact for details, see page 22


Thu 12

20.00 Chiltern Writers - AGM and Manuscript Evening - Wendover Community Library Room


Wed 11 & 25 Wed 11

Fri 13 Fri 13 & 27 Sat 14

10.00-10.45 Happy Hearts Yoga for pre-schoolers. FREE. Please book at the Library.


11.00-14.00 Memory Pathways - support group for people with memory issues - Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, please book

01296 622443

10.00-12.00 Wendover WI Spring Fair, Wendover Community Library Room, see advert page 4


Sat 14

19.30 Wendover Music featuring pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert page 5


Sun 15

18.30 Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship Group, St Mary’s Church


Tue 17

14.00 Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 2


19.00 “A History of Arsenic”, with speaker Lucinda Hawksley, Wendover Library Room, tickets £5, see page 3


Wed 18 Thu 19

09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4


Thu 19

14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society - “The National Gardens Scheme” - Wendover Library Room, see page 3

Thu 19

19.30 Annual Parish Meeting, St Anne’s Hall. All welcome. See advert front page.


Thu 19

20.00 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust - “The Kindertransport” - Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ


19.30 On Screen - “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” - Wendover Library Room, tickets £5, advance only, see page 3


Fri 20 Sat 21

all day Pace Big Walk - 3 routes: 18, 12 or 6 miles; all end in Wendover, registration required. See page 3.

Sat 21

10.30-11.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4

Sat 21

12.00-16.00 Mentmore Plant Sale, Mentmore Village Green, see page 4

Sat 21

14.00 Bucks Family History Society - “Birth & Baptism in the 1800s” - Turnfurlong Junior School, see page 4

Sat 21

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, guest speaker Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers, S Mandeville Methodist Church

Sat 21 Mon 23 Wed 25 Fri 27 & Sat 28 Fri 27

kelly.houghton@thepacecentre.org www.mentmore.org www.bucksfhs.org.uk www.avegblog.wordpress.com

19.30 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Quiz Night, Nora Grace Hall, Tring, see page 4


19.30 RSPB Aylesbury Local Group - “Action in Nature” - Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW


14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library 19.30 Halton Singers Spring Concert - “Broadway Melodies” - Halton Village Hall, see advert page 5

www.buckscommunityli​braries.org/wendover/ 01296 622603 or 01296 622390

19.30-23.30 Halton Combined School PTA Quiz, Halton Combined School, tickets from PTA members, see page 4

Fri 27

20.00 W Turville Historical Society - speaker Peter Marsden, on HS2 - W Turville Village Hall, see page 4


Sat 28

early Birdsong Identification with BBOWT, Wendover Woods, please book, see page 22


Sat 28 & Sun 29

10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fairs, Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham HP17 8JX, see advert page 4

28 Apr-12 May

daily Tring Spring Fayre, throughout Tring, see page 5

Sun 29

15.00-17.00 Afternoon Tea at the Abbey for the Chilterns MS Centre, Missenden Abbey HP16 9QY

Sun 29

18.00 A Service for Wholeness and Healing, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert page 4

Mon 30

www.sallyevansevents.com www.tringtogether.org.uk www.chilternsmscentre.org

15.30 Walk the Waddesdon Greenway, meet at Waddesdon Manor Visitor Centre, see page 5


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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Spring. Additional planting, tidying public As I write this my garden is a carpet of snow. areas and some new information boards will I’m really looking forward to Spring and the be noticeable soon. good things that it brings. So, there’s three good things to look forward One of those good things, Wendover to this Spring. Three things that you can get Celebrates, is coming in May. A real attraction involved in. Wendover Celebrates can always and a showcase for our community, surely use more help. The Parish Council still has this promises to be one of Wendover’s best one vacancy. You don’t have to join though. volunteer-led events. This year the Parish Just come to the meeting on 19 April and tell Council have sponsored both stages and we us about your Wendover. If you can help with will have a stall at the event. Come and talk the Best Kept Village let us know. Working to us about the future Wendover that you parties will be arranged - or you could just spruce up near where you live. want to see. Tom Walsh Chair of Wendover Parish Council The Parish Council’s Annual Meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday 19 April in St Parish Council Meeting Anne’s Hall, see advert on Front Page . This Tuesday 3 April 7.30pm year we will be recognising people in our St Anne’s Hall community that have made an outstanding contribution. Here’s a great opportunity for Would you like to be a Parish Councillor? you to find out what your Parish Council is Local issues need local to people to speak doing and to tell us what you think. up for them, do you think you could be a You should be seeing Wendover looking a bit smarter over the next few months. The PC’s grounds staff has started work on the tasks devolved to us by BCC. Paths are being edged - who knew they were that wide - road signs are cleaner and the team will be cutting the verges this year. Improvements that support our Best Kept Village competition entry should also be evident throughout the

Parish Councillor? Parish Councillors play a vital role in representing the interests of the community and can help keep Wendover a great place to live, see The Sunday Times, 18 March 2018. As a Councillor you can become a voice for your community and affect real change. It helps if you’re a “people person” who enjoys talking to other residents but, more importantly, you need to have the concerns and best interests of the Parish as a whole. Councillors are community leaders and should represent the aspirations of the public

that they serve. As a councillor, you will need to attend meetings when summoned or make apologies if you are unable; most meetings are in the evenings. Parish Councils are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public. WPC currently has one vacant seat, to ensure the whole community has a voice we would be particularly happy to have a Councillor from the Princess Mary Gate Estate or someone willing to informally represent that area. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Clerk.

Local Produce Market Saturday 21 April, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Free Easter Egg Hunt in Wendover

Hop on over, let’s have some fun…. We’re looking for eggs, each and every one! WPC has organised a free Easter Egg Hunt around Wendover from Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April 2018. Twelve numbered eggs have been placed around the village in shop windows, how many can you find? Entry forms are available from Wendover Community Library and The Clock Tower. Correct entries will be pulled from a hat on Monday 9 April and there will be a special prize for the winner!

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



01296 623056


ST ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.00 am Sunday Mass (note new time)


8.00am Holy Communion, 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter at St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services Jnr Church

ST MICHAEL’S C OF E HALTON: 6.00pm Service every SUNDAY For more about church services, courses and meetings visit the Churches Together Office: JUST 11 High Street HP22 6DU 01296 623123 10am-12.30pm weekdays


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