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Monday 10 December

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat, Time for the credit card, to pay without contact. If you haven’t got a credit card, cash will have to do, If you’ve got no cash to spend, oh dear! Poor you!

Sometimes it seems that Christmas is an endless round of spending, spending and more spending. The presents that we buy for people who already have everything they could ever need or want. The phenomenal amount of food shopping that seems to be needed in the run up to Christmas. And the little extras we buy because everything has to be just perfect. And why do we do all this anyway? Is it to earn our favour with those we give to, or to get something wonderful back from them? Or is it to impress the people we feed or just to keep up appearances? But actually of course Christmas isn’t really about the food we prepare or the gifts we give, or the people we impress. The reason for the season is the gift that God wants to give us, the gift of knowing him and his love for us. We celebrate Christmas because one

day two thousand years ago a tiny baby was born in squalor. He turned out to be God himself come to share our humanity, and to live the joys and the difficulties of this world with ordinary people like you and me. He came to teach and to heal, to challenge injustice and ultimately he was prepared to give up his life for his friends, so that we ordinary human beings could know the wonderful gift of God’s amazing love for us. We do not need to give God anything to receive this. We do not need to impress God so that he loves us. He already does, just as we are. That is why he came into the world as a baby, and that is what Christmas is really all about. To remember and celebrate the love we have been given, and to receive that love from God and to pass it on to one another.

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My prayer is that this Christmas you might be able to experience this amazing love that God has given us. May you be able to share this love with the people you meet. And may your Christmas season be full of joy and love this year. Amen Rev Remco van den Heuvel, W Free Church

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR EVENTS WENDOVER REMEMBERS LOCAL NEWS DAVID LIDINGTON & CHILTERN SOCIETY

KEEPING ACTIVE BUSINESS FORUM YOU WRITE CHRISTMAS EVENTS POST-CHRISTMAS MUSIC AFTER NEW YEAR WALK HS2 HS2 - WENDOVER BYPASS CONSULTATION

CLUB CORNER ASHRIDGE HOME CARE WENDOVER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WENDOVER DEMENTIA ALLIANCE YOUTH FIGHTING PLASTIC RAF HALTON SLOW FLOW YOGA IN WENDOVER TRIBUTE: PAT SMITH LOCAL FACE: MAL WILLIAMS WHAT’S ON LISTINGS MATTERS ARISING

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Cake & Biscuit Decorating

The Ramblers have a programme of organised Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 3) runs walks of varying length and difficulty locally. courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk and pages 38 & 39. co.uk. See events pages 38 & 39. Aylesbury

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Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl group rides throughout the county, see Children’s Gallery southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will

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.

do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please see the website for details.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/ Regular Events at Wendover Library changing and café on site. Contact Otec “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Bikes for information 07824 828024. Tuesday of each month, please book. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the month, 2.15pm - details from the Library. Café in the Woods. 5km run, walk, watch Knit & Natter, Thursday 6, 10.30am-12.30pm or volunteer! Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ & Tuesday 18, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, wendoverwoods for details, see page 29. please book. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing.

Charity Coffee Mornings

Festival of Makers & Artists

Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Did you know that the shop No2 Pound Street is giving away all its money raised for coffee and hot beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday mornings? Come over and find similarly minded people who are raising valuable funds whilst enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake!

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

until 24 Dec, a little bird told me gallery A curated mix of artists & makers, featuring jewellery, mixed media, photography, knitted textiles, contemporary landscape paintings, decorative and functional porcelain, ceramics, ceramic tiles and jewellery, Raku fired ceramic animals and containers, appliqué textile art, felted textiles and fabulous fairies, printed textiles, handmade books and Mio Designs encaustic wax lanterns and decorative art.

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Lindengate Wreath Workshop Thursday at 10.30 near Your Café in Aston 29 Nov & 3 Dec, 7-9pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD Clinton Park. Have a look at the listings on Professional florist Joy Payne will share pages 38 & 39 for details. her decades of expertise in this workshop.

Christmas Church Services St Anne’s Catholic Church CHRISTMAS DAY Tuesday 25 09.00 Mass with Nativity Play St Mary’s Church CHRISTMAS EVE Monday 24 16.00 Crib Service Monday 24 23.30 First Communion of Christmas CHRISTMAS DAY Tuesday 25 08.00 Holy Communion Tuesday 25 10.00 All Age Communion Wendover Free Church Tuesday 25 11.00 Christmas Day Service (All Age) 2

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Events Take home a stunning Christmas wreath for Grand Christmas & Craft Fair your front door. £50 per person, benefits Sat 1, 11am-4pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville Lindengate. To book, contact Anne on 01296 Stalls, lunches, refreshments, Father 622443 or anne.mills@lindengate.org.uk. Christmas! Enq 01296 424982.

Crib Fest

Christmas Church Services

Fri 30 3-6pm & Sat 1 10am-4pm, Wendover Take place throughout the month - see Christian Ctre advert p2 and table p19. Come and view a display of home-made and treasured Cribs from local groups and Tree of Light individuals displayed in St Anne’s Church. Sun 2, 5pm, Walton Lodge, Aylesbury More about the Crib Fest on p22. Sat 8, 4pm, St Peter & St Paul’s Buckingham The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Tree Tring Together Christmas Festival of Light commemorations are open to anyone Fri 30 Nov, 6.30-9.30pm, Tring High Street in our community who wishes to spend some & Victoria Hall time quietly remembering friends and family The town of Tring comes alive with all things members who have died. The ceremonies are Christmas. More on p22. open to all, regardless of religion or spirituality, and it doesn’t matter whether your loved Lindengate Open Gardens ones were cared for by Florence Nightingale Sat 1, 10am to 12noon, Lindengate HP22 6BD Hospice or died at home or in hospital. Drop-in Event: Our Gardens are open to the public, from 10am to 12pm, anyone can come and enjoy a walk in our 5-acre Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural gardens. Families welcome. Dogs on a short Tue 4, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN lead are welcome. Tea and cake by donation. “Take Better Photos of Garden Plants and Wild Flowers.” Chris Chadwell, a freelance bbf.uk.com/event/drop-ins-at-lindengate botanist and plant hunter, will share his wide photographic experience in this field to Artists & Makers Fairs offer practical advice on how to improve our Sat 1 & wknd 8-9, 10am-4pm Sat 1 - Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP; Weekend horticultural photos. 8-9 - Bradmoor Farm HP17 8JX. A great opportunity to meet, and buy from, a select group of skilled artisans. See advert p22.

St Michael & All Angels Christmas Fair

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LEGACY FAIRS

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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 20 December 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

Halton Singers proudly present their

Christmas Concert Saturday 15 December from 7.30pm

This year it is at Halton Village Hall Tickets £10 which include one free Drink from Don Knight 01296 622603 or Kevin Towler 01296 622390

donations appreciated. Cards of members’ work for sale. Also Wed 12, 7.30pm, Library Room - Christmas Party. A chance to socialise with other members and play a few fun games.

of “Tsunami Requiem”, which has been re-arranged for woodwind by its original composer, Chris William. Tickets available online at www.aylesburychoral.org.uk.

Sat 8, 2.30-4.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church December’s meeting is the Christmas party - visitors are very welcome! www.avegblog. wordpre​ss.com

Hosted by Runaway Adventures, this 10 mile circular run features Pitstone Windmill & Ivinghoe Beacon. Entry £8 until 24 Nov, then £10. Enter and learn more at www. runawayuk.com/our-adventures/chilternhills-guided-trail-run.

Chiltern Hills Guided Trail Run Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Sun 9, 10am-3pm, starts Tring Station

Wendover Choral Society Concert

Sat 8, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Peter Bassano conducts Wendover Choral Society and the Equale Baroque Soloists for “Christmas in Dresden”. Tickets £15; U16s £5. Available from JUST, 11 High Street or wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com. More Lovely 3 double bed house available on p23.

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Chilterns Dog Rescue Christmas Market

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Aylesbury Choral Society and the RAF Halton Hot drinks and food, mulled wine, hand Voluntary Band present the world premiere turned organ, card & gift stalls. Come

Business Networking Evening at Lindengate Thursday 13 December, 5.30pm to 7.30pm. drinks and canapes included A great opportunity to gain new connections, with networking and 60-second style introductions to promote yourself. Our speaker is Estate Planner, Darren St Mart of Honey Legal https://bbf.uk.com/event/business-in-our-community-networkingevents-lindengate-2

Thursday 29 November and Monday 3 December: Wreath-making workshops Saturday 1 December, 10am to 12pm: Drop-in Event: Our Gardens are open to the public, from 10am to 12pm

2019

WENDOVER MUSIC 2019 Season of Concerts All at St Mary’s Church commencing at 7.30pm

AGM CONCERT

9 March - Elizabeth Bass (harp)

CONCERT SEASON

13 April - Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) 11 May - Joanna MacGregor (piano) 8 June - Jess Gillam (saxophone with piano) 13 July - London Conchord Ensemble (flute, oboe, harp & strings) Each concert is £20 and £5 for students. AGM tickets £10 for non season ticket holders Season tickets are £75 and £15 for students and include the cost of the AGM concert

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see the new facilities and support CDRS! craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your cdrsevents@aol.com own materials if possible. And if you don’t have a current project, come anyway and Carolfest see what others are doing. Refreshments at Sun 9, 6-7pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury about 11am. Bring your family and enjoy some relaxed festive singing together, in the warmth and Chinnor Silver Band Christmas Concert Wed 12, 8pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE comfort of St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. Tickets £10 from Rachel (01844) 761535, Wendover Evening WI Penny 07762 880219, Sally’s Sewing Box in Tue 11, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www. “Medieval to Mississippi” is the intriguing title ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church. of tonight’s speaker, Saffron Summerfield. Complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft Saffron will be entertaining us by playing drink and a mince pie. Prize raffle. her guitar and with personal anecdotes relating to her career in music, but is there Chiltern Humanists more? Come and find out, visitors are most Wed 12, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH welcome. Contact: Margaret - 01296 582318. Valerie Jack - A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After). Valerie Jack will be talking about the work-in-progress of her creative Craft Group Wed 12, 10am-12noon, Wendover Christian Ctre non-fiction book A Happy Ending (Without If you enjoy craft, join others with the same the Ever After). It will present a tapestry of interest at Craft Group, open to all. If you voices of the non-religious, exploring how enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, we may find happiness and meaning in the drawing or colouring or any other kind of face of mortality.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com We wish all readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2019! Opening Hours: Christmas and New Year We will be closed on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2018, and on Tuesday 1 January 2019. We will be open normally on all other weekdays over the Christmas and New Year period, that is from 7.30am to 6.30pm (telephone lines open at 8am). The health centre will be open in the morning on Saturday 23 and 30 December – please check our website (www.westongrove.com) for the exact hours and services available. Please note that on Saturdays we only offer booked appointments and our telephone lines are not open. At all times when we are closed please call 111 if you require urgent medical assistance. Flu Vaccination The flu vaccination programme this year has been very challenging given the three different vaccines offered, and the restricted supplies of Fluad vaccine given to those aged 65 years and over. We apologise for any inconvenience local residents may have experienced and thank you for your patience. If you are in one of the eligible groups and have not yet been vaccinated pleased contact Reception. This includes all those aged 65 years and over (including those becoming 65 years by 31 March 2019), and those aged six months to 64 years in clinical risk groups – such as those with long term heart, lung, liver or kidney problems, diabetes, and the very obese (BMI above 40).

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Events Lindengate Business Networking

Thu 13, 5.30-7.30pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD Drinks and canapes included. A great opportunity to gain new connections, with networking and 60-second style introductions to promote yourself. 15-minute speaker is Estate Planner, Darren St Mart of Honey Legal. See advert p4.

Jazz by Candlelight

Thu 13, 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury Christmas Special. Sara Dowling appears with an all-star trio. Tickets £14adv/15door from Aylesbury Music Shop 01296 392225 or Frank 07518 306552.

Meditations for Advent

Sat 15, 10.15am-1pm, St. Anne’s Church A morning, led by people from all 3 Wendover Churches, of prayer and meditations based on Scripture. Later we will move to the Christian Centre for refreshments and more meditations, this time using poetry and pictures.

Book Club

Nine Lessons & Carols

Sun 16, 6pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville Traditional service followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

BBOWT Talk

Tue 18, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre The Forgotten River by John Tyler. Local wildlife expert John Tyler explores the River Thame from just about every angle in this wonderfully illustrated talk. See p28.

Sat 15, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre No set books to read! Just come and find out what others have been reading and talk Messy Christmas about what books you have enjoyed. We will Thu 20, 3.30-5.30pm, starts St Anne’s Hall Everyone is welcome to enjoy messy (and start with coffee and seasonal treats! not so messy) Christmas activities, a story OnScreen and song and a meal together. There are Fri 14, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Florence Nightingale Hospice no age restrictions and no charge. Children, December’s feature is “Mamma Mia 2” (PG). please remember to bring an adult with you. Get your tickets early - they’re selling fast! Charity Wendover Santa Dash Sat 15, 11am, Wendover Memorial Hall £5 from the Library. Entry £12 adult, £7 child. Includes free Mother Christmas Santa suit! There will also be a traditional Fri 21, 3.30-4.30pm, Wendover Library Aston Wine Club Christmas market to visit. www.fnhospice. Father Christmas is so busy this year...but Fri 14, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall org.uk/santa-dash Mother Christmas will be filling in for him to Richard Bost discusses Lebanese Wines.

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visit the children of Wendover. Please book Healing and Wholeness Service at the Library. £1 per child. Sun 23, 4pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Come and enjoy some sacred space at St Carols around the Christmas Tree Mary’s during this very special, short time Fri 21, 6.30-8pm, Manor Waste of quiet reflection. This is especially for Join the Chinnor Silver Band and your anyone who is experiencing loss or a lack of neighbours from round Wendover in this well-being. Individual prayers of healing are annual tradition. See advert front page. offered and can be requested on behalf of others. All are welcome. You do not need to Christmas at Halton House for the be a church goer to attend.

Chilterns MS Centre

Fri 21, evening, Halton House The social evening of your Christmas period! Rothschild architecture, live music and two course buffet supper. Cash bar and raffle. Tickets are £20 per person from 01296 823040 or bit.ly/XmasHaltonHouse.

Dementia Friendly Christmas

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Wed 26, 12.30pm, The Plough at Cadsden Going out for Boxing Day lunch? Drop by The Plough at Cadsden and see Whitchurch Morris dance off some of their Christmas calories - who knows, you might even feel motivated to join in!

Sat 22, 2.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Coming Soon - Save the Date! The celebration is inclusive of people living • 5 Jan 2019 - Candlelight Concert of String with dementia, their families and friends so Music for the New Year, St Dunstan’s save the date and join in the fun. People of Church, see p24. • 27 April 2019 - The Pace Big Walk, see p11. all ages will be able to participate.

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DECEMBER 1918 The signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918 was only the first step in tightening the grip of the Allies on Germany. British, American and French forces advanced to the Rhine. The British took possession of the Cologne bridgehead; American forces occupied Coblenz; and the French held the area around Frankfurt. The Armistice brought an end to hostilities, but it did not mean that the war was over. Until a Peace Treaty was signed there was always the chance that fighting might break out once more. The German troops had retreated back to their depots still carrying their rifles. They had been greeted as heroes and garlanded with flowers. President Wilson of the United States arrived in Paris for the Peace negotiations. In Britain the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, decided to consolidate his position by holding a General Election – the first for eight years – and his Coalition Party of Conservatives and Liberals won a landslide victory.

one such candidate nominated as Member of Parliament to represent the Mid Bucks Division (Aylesbury). The Bucks Herald of the 7 December reported a ‘lively’ meeting in Wendover when Major Rothschild did face some opposition. A member of the audience complained at the lack of employment for discharged soldiers. The reply “that any man who was worth his salt had been able to Wendover High Street 1900, The Swan, right, find work during the last year or two” was Wendover Maltings and Beer House, left received with noisy hostility, whereupon permanent camp, and they hardly knew yet Major Rothschild undertook to investigate whether it would be on the lines of Aldershot any case brought to his notice in Mid Bucks. or Sandhurst, or become a large industrial concern for the manufacture of aeroplanes. He also dealt with the question of the Whatever happened it would have a direct nationalisation of the railways and licensing effect upon Wendover and it would become reform. Mr Molineux, the school headmaster a much more important place than hitherto.’ asked if he would support bringing licensed houses more into line with the café system The town didn’t get its Memorial Hall until as on the Continent. Major Rothschild said 1957. However, the YMCA hut, so important “he was glad of the opportunity of stating to local soldiers during the war as a social that although much had been done for centre, was moved from the School yard to the temperance during the war, there still Bryant’s Acre and served as a meeting place remained much to be done. The best system and dance hall known as ‘The Sweat Box’. undoubtedly was to so reform the public In Wendover, the Parish Council met to In addition there was a proposal that there house as to make it a suitable place where consider the best way to celebrate the should be a permanent record of the names men might take their wives and families for a signing of the Armistice “in a manner worthy of the men who had been killed displayed meal and some good beer. (Applause) They of the town.” Several members put forth in the Parish Church and that the eight men did not want the bar, the gin palace, and the ideas and comments. Mr James Tarry of who won honours should be commemorated misery associated with them. He thought by the Swan Inn, High Street said that he was in some way. working out proper reforms we should be present at a dinner given on the conclusion able to be as sober in peace times as we had of the Crimean War and should appreciate The General Election was held almost been during the war. (Applause)” attending a similar function on this occasion. immediately after the Armistice on 14 Mike Senior & Val Moir The chairman quite favoured some sort of December 1918. This was the first time village banquet when the men of Wendover most women over 30 and all men over 21 returned but also wished to consider a more were able to vote but for many their votes If you have any family reminiscences or permanent memorial and the erection of a counted for little as several sitting Coalition relevant photos you would like to share, parish hall had been suggested. He said ‘The MPs were returned unopposed. please contact Wendover News as shown idea of a village hall had been discussed in 1911 but had found little support. Now, Major Lionel Nathan de Rothschild who had below and on the front page. however, things had altered very much in the Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09inherited Page 1 the Halton Estate from his Uncle in Wendover district as Halton had become a 1918 and later sold it to the Government was

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Downs and takes in part of the Ridgeway Trail, including Ivinghoe Beacon, Wigginton Demobilizing the British Army 1919 Local author Dr Michael Senior (known to and Wendover. the readers of Wendover News as one of the sources of the Wendover Remembers There is a choice of three routes: monthly articles) has written a new book • Dunstable Downs to Wendover (apx 18 miles) about the demobilization of the British Army • Ivinghoe Beacon to Wendover (apx 12 miles) • Wigginton to Wendover (apx 6 miles) following World War I. Among other topics, it includes details about the reduction of the British Army from 3.75 million to 890,000 during 1919, repatriation of prisoners of war, and the (sometimes uneasy) return to civilian life for those who had served.

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Local News due to move on from 2022. The changes that this will bring will be significant. It is a unique place with a unique history and its future development has inspired a group of local residents to come together to form the Halton Development Community Interest Company (HDCIC). A CIC is a special type of limited company which purely exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders. Recently formed, the HDCIC has been busy engaging with many stakeholders across local and national government, forming a Vision and starting to plan. We want to ensure the Community has a real say in how this special place is developed and aim to deliver innovative housing, employment, health and leisure to those who live and work there, all wrapped up within its unique heritage and surroundings.

Turville for some evenings during December - they will be advertised on Facebook. If you listen carefully during December you should be able to hear the music and bells announcing his arrival. Come out to see him. He will be coming to wish us all a Happy Christmas and the Rotary Helpers will be collecting on behalf of Parkinson's UK to support them in their fight against Parkinson's Disease and other local Rotary supported charities. Father Christmas has said he would We are approaching the changes that will come with positivity and love us to do more nights, but he needs some extra help, so if you see it as a chance to create a community whose success inspires would like to help him and his team, they have asked you to send an new thinking in how we tackle the housing challenge and in how we email to: cheryl@monkeypuzzlehighwycombe.co.uk. create places that attract people who want to live healthily, work locally and grow here. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54 Highlights Highlights of the world’s most prestigious nature photography Of vital importance is the engagement and inclusion of all the exhibition opened at the Natural History Museum at Tring on 16 communities local to Halton. We will therefore be rolling out an November. The annual exhibition returned to Tring with stunning engagement process fully in the New Year to ensure this once in lightbox displays, and runs until 10 March 2019. Wildlife Photographer a lifetime opportunity for us all to have a meaningful input and to of the Year 54 Highlights features 34 awe-inspiring images depicting get it right is not missed. We aim to involve as wide a supporter the incredible diversity of life on our planet, from displays of rarely base as possible – all ages, interest groups, long standing and recent seen animal behaviour to hidden underwater worlds. residents – everyone’s input is valued and all are welcome. The selection on display includes the category winners who were A further, wider piece on this will be in the January edition. Do please announced at the Natural History Museum in London. Dutch read it and join us. photographer Marsel van Oosten was awarded the prestigious HDCIC Committee Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title for his extraordinary image, The Golden Couple, which frames a pair of golden snub-nosed W & District Rotary has taken delivery of Santa's Sleigh monkeys in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling Mountains, the This year Wendover and District Rotary has taken delivery of a new only habitat for these endangered primates. eco-sleigh (see photo). You will notice that this sleigh is slightly different as it will be powered by Santa cycle power, (with a little electrical assistance). Father Christmas decided he needed to get a bit more exercise in preparation for Christmas Eve. The Elves are so busy getting ready for Christmas, Father Christmas has called in his family and friends to give him a hand, and we are all in training. His diary is very busy this time of year so the exact dates have not yet been agreed, but he will be coming to Wendover and Weston

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David Lidington, MP The Government has now announced its decision on the reform of local government in Buckinghamshire. As readers will recall, the Communities Secretary was asked to choose between a scheme, backed by the County Council, for a single unitary authority to replace our present two tier system, and a proposal for two unitary authorities, covering North and South Bucks respectively, promoted by the four District Councils. All our local councils agreed that the present system should go; the argument was not about the principle but about how many unitary authorities should be created.

with the current councillors staying in office until the new unitary council is elected in 2020.

Nationally, the Government has also announced the preferred corridor for the new expressway linking Oxford and Cambridge. The route will run close to the new East/West railway line. The location of infrastructure is bound to be a big factor in deciding where housing, including new towns, should go. Given the decisions about the transport corridor, my assumption is that a lot of the development will be in the north of Aylesbury Vale, but that is bound to have an impact too on the transport routes from The Secretary of State has now said that he north to south. will introduce a change in the law to replace the present County and District Councils with one unitary authority for Buckinghamshire. That’s a further reason why I’m pressing The decision will please some and disappoint Transport Ministers to look again at their HS2 others. I was struck by how many local public viaduct plans, given not only the damaging service leaders, including the local NHS usual impact of what’s currently proposed and the police, along with the Bucks Local but also the way that the design would limit Enterprise Partnership and Bucks Business severely any future improvements to the First opted for one authority rather than two. A413 south of Wendover. We don’t know yet exactly how much new housing will be built in The key thing now is for all the existing the Oxford/Cambridge corridor, nor the sites councils to focus on making the transition or the timetable for development. Those as smooth as possible for people who use things ought to become clearer during the course of 2019. What I’m saying to the DfT public services and for staff. is that they shouldn’t close off opportunities The District Council elections scheduled for to improve north/south links that they might next May will almost certainly be scrapped, well need in 10 or 15 years’ time.

Updated Wendover photo album in Chilterns archive The Chiltern Society PhotoGroup has completely updated its archive album for Wendover. It now has 74 images taken between 2008 and 2018, 35 of which are new. Some of the photos are likely to be of historic interest as they depict locations that will be affected by the proposed ‘cut and cover’ tunnel for the HS2 railway. As elsewhere, the captions give interesting details. (The archive also includes a separate HS2 album.)

for print or online reproduction note the photo's unique file number, eg wx633. Either contact myself (Barry Hunt, chairman@chilternphoto.org.uk) or Quiller Barrett, the website editor (webphotos@ chilternphoto.org.uk), who will directly attend to your request. Individual authors retain the copyright for their work, so please acknowledge the Chiltern Society PhotoGroup and include authors' names with any caption details.

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but I was conscious so called 999. Moments later the horse raced past me back up the hill (glancing down as he went) and took himself home. I was there waiting for the ambulance for 45mins and saw nothing that might have caused the reaction. I decided it might have been a fallow or roe deer in the woods above us, fleeing as we approached. Horses hear better than we do and are naturally flight animals. We were not used to such deer in Wendover then, only the slow moving muntjac. I have seen them in the woods since Claire Redrup, Community Fundraising and think that they have moved in to stay. Manager, Rennie Grove Hospice Care (via Sandy Smith) That’s my theory but I would be interested in any other ideas that transpire. I don’t ride Riding Accident Response my horse alone now in the woods because I am just responding to the letter from Lynn neither he nor I can forget! Petersen (p17, November edition)because Suzanne Myers the same thing happened to me in May 2012. It was about 5pm and I was riding up the The footbridge that no-one cleaned long hill in Wendover Woods overlooking the Anyone who’s walked across the footbridge sheep field when my horse span 180 degrees beside Wendover station that goes over and bolted off back down the hill leaving the A413 bypass will have wondered why me on the side of the path. My arm broke it was sometimes slippery and strewn with I just wanted to let you all know that you raised £275.62 at the collection 20 October. Thank you all so much for your help, you have funded 11 hours of specialist nursing care allowing our patients to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes. I’m sure Rennie Bear helped enormously too!

leaves, moss, empty nitrous oxide vials etc that could all tumble onto the traffic below. For the first time in several years it has been cleaned and the intrusive elder cut back. This ends a saga which started last year when I reported it to the Parish Council. The PC pointed me to Bucks County Council. After approaching BCC through their website, BCC said “It’s for AVDC.” So I reported it to AVDC who insisted it was BCC. I reported the problem again to BCC. Someone within BCC responded and asked me “What are your concerns?” They eventually agreed it was their problem and have now cleaned it. Let’s hope it will be well cared for by the new Unitary Authority... And the footbridge over the railway? Someone has cleared away nettles and other weeds but it is rusty and needs attention. The old passenger footbridge is neglected and invaded by magnolias. I shall try to discover Chiltern Railways’ intentions. The path will be affected by HS2 - hopefully it will be reinstated after the work’s finished. Dale Smith

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Late Night Opening: 4 to 7pm, Wednesday 5 December A very big thank you to all the businesses which pay for mini-Christmas Trees to make the middle of Wendover look so enchanting each year. Harpenden Building

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Christmas Celebration Event Wednesday 5 December, 4-7pm Wendover Parish Council has organised a wonderful Christmas Celebration Event for everyone to enjoy starting at 4pm on Wednesday 5 December. Proceeds from the event are going to Wendover Sparrowhawks Ladies’ Netball Club.

Eating and Drinking Hot refreshments will be available, so no need to worry about feeding the family before heading out. These will include a Kings Farm Shop BBQ, Monsta Pizza and roasted chestnuts, toasted chocolate marshmallows and mulled wine cart. Hot drinks will also be available from The Coffee Stop along with yummy cakes. All Wendover’s usual hostelries and restaurants will be open.

Christmas Trees Many thanks to Harpenden Building Society for sponsoring the Manor Waste tree once again this year. Thanks also to the many businesses who have paid for a small Christmas tree which always makes central Wendover look so lovely, see map page 20.

Reindeer The reindeer return to the Manor Waste this year!

Timetable All times are approximate. 4pm the Christmas Music begins, with Halton Singers and Friends joining in 5:15pm Wendover Parish Council Chairman, Tom Walsh, will present the Wendover News Cup for the Best Dressed Shop Window 2018 and the prizes for Crib Fest 2018 from Wendover Free Church. 5:30pm Our special guest from Mix96 will switch on the CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS 7pm Manor Waste event closes From 4pm – 7pm Christmas Market Stalls – Christmas Gifts, Handmade Crafts, Jewellery, & Cards Santa's Grotto Children’s Lucky Dip Live Reindeer Food Stalls selling burgers, pork baps, pizzas, marshmallows, mulled wine, chestnuts, coffee etc Music


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Wendover Choral Society Christmas in Dresden

Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Peter Bassano will conduct a magical evening of inspiring, Baroque music to celebrate the Christmas Story by contemporaries Schütz, Monteverdi, Gabrieli and the conductor’s ancestor, Giovanni Bassano. Schütz twice visited Venice, widely regarded at the time as the music capital of the world, to study with them. Wendover Choral Society is excited to be joined by eight brilliant young soloists from The Royal College of Music, including two counter-tenors, as well as The Equale Baroque Ensemble including original instruments e.g. sackbuts. Organist, Tim Byram-Wigfield, formerly of St George’s Chapel, Windsor will also perform. The music in this concert is a best guess at the kind of Vespers Service Schütz may have arranged for performance in Dresden on Christmas Eve in about 1630.

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Held at St Mary’s Church in Wendover, there are five performances in the Wendover Music 2019 Season of Concerts, which begins in March with the AGM. 9 March - Elizabeth Bass (harp) - AGM Concert 13 April - Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) 11 May - Joanna MacGregor (piano) 8 June - Jess Gillam (saxophone with piano) 13 July - London Conchord Ensemble (flute, oboe, harp & strings) Each concert is £20; £5 for students. AGM tickets £10 for non-season ticket holders. Season tickets £75; £15 students, and include entry to the AGM. Season tickets make an ideal Christmas present, and are available online at www.wendover-music.org. See advert p4.

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HS2 You may well be noticing that HS2, as a project, is getting a fair amount of press coverage lately. Not much of it is good. The press have woken up to the fact that HS2 is ill conceived, poorly managed and likely to be scarily expensive. Confidence in a successful outcome for the project is hard to find when we talk to parliamentarians too. Alternative transport projects are being promoted actively as MPs realise that more people can benefit from much lower impact schemes that solve real problems in the existing transport infrastructure. Nash Lee An example of the impractical and intransigent HS2 ltd approach to the project can be seen at Nash Lee. For over five years HS2 ltd have insisted that a haul road design of unbelievable incompetence was to be built. Any experienced engineer could look at the proposed layout and see it was too narrow, too near houses, the dump trucks couldn’t get around the corners and it needed a controlled crossing of Nash Lee Rd.

EK the contractors took a very short time in dismissing the plan. Their solution is to run most of the haul on the “trace”, that is, the actual line of the railway, and to do away with much of the haul road. Where they do need the haul road they have widened it, smoothed out the bends and they take it over Nash Lee Rd on a temporary bridge. The result is that, after a totally unnecessary five years of distress, landowners, householders and motorists look like they will be spared HS2 Ltd’s planned chaos. The Mined Tunnel proposal WPC has received, through David Lidington MP, two letters from ministers with regards to our project. Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, has obviously looked at all of the points that we raised when we met with her recently. She generally pushes back at our proposal but, importantly, has requested that OTB, our tunnelling specialists, furnishes her department with their detailed workings out. We’re taking that as a positive. Both

Nusrat Ghani and another letter from Chris Grayling offer little to encourage us but, and this is to me disappointing, they both appear to confuse Wendover’s scheme with legacy tunnelling proposals that came forward during the early days of the petitioning process. Hopefully direct access to OTB’s ideas will clarify things for them. HS2 Engagement HS2 ltd have been running drop in events for Wendover. I’d be very interested to hear what Wendover thinks of their efforts. Let me know, will you? Your Letters I know that hundreds of you have written to your MP and Ministers to object to the Small Dean viaduct and to ask for a Mined Tunnel instead. If any of you hasn’t found the time yet, please do it now. Email david.lidington. mp@parliament.uk or nusrat.ghani.mp@ parliament.uk. With your help we can change minds. Tom Walsh

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Club Corner BBOWT Chilterns Group Activities

Our indoor meeting at Gt Missenden Memorial Centre is on Tuesday 18 December at 7.45pm when local naturalist John Tyler will talk about the River Thame, the ‘Forgotten River.’ Admission is £4 - come and enjoy excellent photography, new insights and an amusing style. Our last event here was the Plant and Produce Charity Market which raised £936. Thanks to all who supported it. Local work parties are at Dancersend on Sunday 9 December and Bacombe Hill on Thursday 13 December. Steve Keene is volunteer warden at Bacombe and Judi Fisher organises volunteers at Dancersend. They will guide you through the jobs to be done each month in a sociable atmosphere - please contact them on steve_keene@ btinternet.com or judiandbryan@yahoo.co.uk or ask me for our handout covering all Wildlife Trust local events in the coming months. Many more activities are held at College Lake Nature Reserve where the visitor centre is open till Sunday 23 December and reopens on Saturday 29 December - see bbowt.org.uk/whats-on. Richard Birch, richardbirch60@yahoo.com Tel 01296 624511

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The Whitchurch Morris men are always looking for new dancers and musicians so we invite people to come and have a taster session. As from this practice season we are also inviting Ladies to join us. No Pressure. We buy all attendees a beer after. We practice on a Tuesday night at 8.15pm in Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE. We dance at local pubs in the summer. We also perform at fetes and festivals, and accept private bookings. If you wish to join us, please give our Bagman (Alan) a ring on 07778 609678 or email info@ whitchurchmorris.org.uk. No practice on the following Tuesdays: 11 December - Drinks and carol night The White Swan, Whitchurch. 25 December - Happy Christmas!

1st Wendover Scouts

Event! We will have a stall at the Manor Mars Cubs meet on a Tuesday evening between Waste with Christmas goodies and all the information you could need about your friendly 18h45 and 20h15. neighbourhood netball club. We hope to see you Making a difference - Getting involved in a there! Kakaaawww! Section as an adult in Scouting Ask a young person why they stay in Scouting, Chiltern Fly Tying Club and they will probably say because they ‘get From September to April, we meet on the first something out of it’. This is true for adults in Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm, then on the second, third and fourth Thursday evenings Scouting too! from 7.30pm to 10pm, at the Great Missenden Being an adult in Scouting can be challenging, Memorial Hall, Link Road, Great Missenden. but also very rewarding. What adults get out of The meetings include instruction and tying Scouting depends on what they put in! Adults (cost £4 including refreshments) and we have a stay involved for a variety of reasons and some guest speaker/demonstrator once a month (£5). are the same as for young people – it is fun, there Materials are available. We are affiliated to the is chance to make new friends, and adults get the Guild of Fly Dressers. More information can be same opportunity for adventure. There is also the found on our website www.chilternflytying.co.uk. chance for adults to see young people develop We’d be pleased to see you – you don’t need to and grow, and know they have contributed to be a fisherman to tie flies! it by passing on skills and abilities and investing time in them. Chiltern Hills Bowls Club The last day of September signalled the end of Giving is often just as rewarding as receiving, the outdoor bowling season. Our green, tucked and giving your time and effort to Scouting will away behing the tennis courts in Dobbins Lane, certainly be very rewarding. had stood up remarkably well to the long, hot summer, and most visiting clubs commented If you are interested in getting involved in 1st what a pleasure it was to play on. The indoor Wendover Scout Group and can commit one and a season is now well advanced with a full schedule half hours every Tuesday (except school holidays) of home and away games. then please email Richard at wendovermars@ gmail.com. For those unfamiliar with the indoor game, let me explain a little about it. We play on a 12.5m, baize-covered, rubber-backed mat. The indoor Wendover Sparrowhawks game has the same objective as the outdoor Winter has finally come which means the one: to finish with your team’s bowls closer to Sparrowhawks have moved back to their winter the jack than the opposition’s. To make it more training ground - the tennis courts next to Your of a challenge, there is an 18 inch block of wood Cafe in the Park in Aston Clinton. We will train halfway down the mat that you must bowl every week throughout the Christmas season, around. Most frustrating, but good fun. Thursdays 6.30 - 7.45pm. The social side of the club is also flourishing, On the subject of Christmas, the Sparrowhawks with a full programme of quizzes, talks and lightare so grateful and proud to be the beneficiaries hearted fun evenings. With Christmas looming, at this year’s Wendover Christmas Celebration we will be busy getting into the festive spirit.

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Draft Neighbourhood Plan

A draft version of the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan was set before the Wendover Parish Council in closed session at their meeting on Tuesday 6 November. It was agreed that with amendments, it will be officially adopted as the Final Draft Plan in the December meeting and approved for public consultation. It will then be available for review at http:// wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk. This Draft Plan is bringing the reality of a made plan much closer and this is the final opportunity for comment. The Public Consultation Period will run from Monday 10 December to Friday 15 February. This includes the Christmas and New Year Season so if you are busy, before, during or after, you can plan your moment to review local plans for the future.

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Youth Wendover Youth Centre was founded by Diana Riley in 1986 and was our President until her sad death in 2007. At that time Diana's husband, Colin Riley, accepted the invitation of the Trustees to become President of the Youth Centre. Both Diana and Colin have contributed considerably to the Centre since its foundation and transition to a community run organisation when BCC funding was withdrawn from local youth provision. As a Centre we wouldn’t be here working with the young people of Wendover if it were not for their hard work, vision and dedication. Over the last few months we have taken one of our side rooms, which was a very dark and gloomy place, and turned it into a place of colour and vibrancy, to make it a real place for young people, to reflect, relax and refuel. It’s a place that we can use for one-to-one sessions, crafts and creativity, Worth it (self-esteem) courses, a place for pastoral care, and a

place to play games, interact and doodle on our special wall. This newly decorated room has been named in honour of Diana and Colin to recognise their love and hard work for the Centre. On 1 November, Colin and his family came to officially open the Riley Room. We also welcomed young people, volunteers, Youth Centre trustees, parish councillors and trustees from the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, because not only were we recognising the Rileys, we wanted to thank and recognise the Trust and the Parish Council for all their financial support over the years. Parish Council Chairman Tom Walsh unveiled a small plaque in recognition of their support. We had a lovely celebration together and would like to thank all the volunteers that worked very hard on the new and improved Riley room, we are excited to see what the next 30 years have in store.

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site. There will be costs but this is probably the biggest issue we are facing right now along with climate change. There are such centres around and I have investigated them and found them either unmanned and chaotic or too far away to be practical. Governments and Councils can help us all by thinking ahead in a positive way to help us to be responsible citizens. Barbara McGillivray Pat Riley -Page has brought to our attention a petition calling on the UK government to ban “problem plastics� (like black plastic trays and styrofoam): https://secure. greenpeace.org.uk/problem-plastics-es-1 Jonathan Clover has suggested that interested parties, including businesses, could send their ideas to Wendover News to share, see Scruples reducing their carbon footprint, page 34 November print edition. Contact details below and on front page.

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RAF Halton Following a successful submission to the Royal Aeronautical Society, RAF Halton near Wendover in Buckinghamshire, has been awarded an Aeronautical Heritage Award for providing excellence of training within technical, medical and administrative fields. The award is in the form of a plaque that will take pride of place on the exterior of the James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre. A group from the Royal Aeronautical Society awarded the plaque including Air Commodore (Retd) Bill Tyack, Chairman of the Awards Committee, Mr Scott Philips, Head of Regional affairs and Mr Peter Davidson, Head of Historical Group. This is the 20th plaque donated by the Society and Air Commodore Tack said how special it was to be presented to one of the three pillars of the RAF with such an important history. Group Captain Wilson, Station Commander, thanked the Society for their donation on

behalf of past Station Commanders and commented on the importance of not only recognising Halton’s contribution to technical trades, but to medical and administration, too.

During WWII RAF Halton trained thousands of men and women volunteers and conscripts in skills urgently needed by operational squadrons and maintenance units. Meanwhile, Princess Mary’s RAF Hospital was treating patients from all over the world and pioneering new treatments, playing a major role in research for treatments of burns, kidney failure and contributing to original work of flight safety and aviation medicine.

The history of the Station is impressive and it is something that the thousands of men and women who now come here for their Basic Recruit Training Course can appreciate daily. The rich heritage is evident and to recognise the input and impact that the last The application for the award was initiated by 99 years have had on aviation is important. Min Larkin, Station Archivist, who has a close connection to RAF Halton as he joined the There are two museums at Halton, one RAF in 1949 as an aircraft apprentice at the celebrating the history of the station and one No 1 School of Technical Training. The School celebrating the history of flight. Every year was established in 1920 and remained at hundreds of school children, thousands of Halton until 1993, training over 40,000 boys other guests and families of service personnel as aircraft engineering tradesmen. visit the station to follow a very special journey.

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Slow Flow Yoga in Wendover! My name is Sabina Dye. I practised Yoga for more than 10 years & after trying numerous styles & Yoga fads, in my own practice I was coming back to slow flowing movements accompanied by deep Ujjayi breath. It always made me feel like I was meditating in motion! I was mindful of my body, the way it moves, the muscles that are doing the work, my body alignment and how helpful my breath is to each move I made.

of us finds the best way to express our own uniqueness & potential. If you feel like you want to try the Slow Flow Yoga, please do come to one of my classes: Having become a Yoga Teacher myself, I Baby&Mum Yoga every Tuesday noticed that people prefer not to be rushed Wendover Children's Centre from pose to pose, that taking time in each 9.30 - 10.30am pose, breathing deeply into it helps the body go deeper, feel calmer, relax more and get Adult Yoga every Friday more benefits from one’s practice. Wendover Community Library 9.30 - 10.30am Slow Flow Yoga calms the nervous system, improves breathing, increases body-mind Both term time only. Pre-booking highly connection, balances your physical, mental recommended as class sizes are limited. & emotional energy levels to improve overall Call Sabina on 07578183711 to book health, mobility, flexibility & circulation! your space. Check the website for more Yoga is a very individual practice & each information: www.happywellyoga.com.

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Tribute: Pat Smith the organiser of the London team (and who arranged to be sitting next to her at the after match dinner!). Two years later they were married, living in London and then It turned out to be a wise choice ... as Manor Chesham before Crescent became the family home for the finally settling in following 53 years with Clare, Caroline and Wendover. Stephen arriving in due course and all 5 Pat threw herself into village life in Wendover children going to school in the village. and was a valued member of St Anne’s Roman Pat herself had been born in Small Heath Catholic Church. She was over the years the in Birmingham in 1933, the only sister to 3 Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the brothers. The family had Irish connections Wendover section of the Catholic Women’s with her mother having come across from League and Secretary, Treasurer and ViceCounty Clare as a young woman. A keen President of the Catholic Women’s League’s dancer and cyclist, Pat trained to become a Northampton branch. As her children grew shorthand typist after she left school, joining up she retrained as a legal secretary and an insurance company in Birmingham and spent many happy years working part-time it was at an inter-company table tennis for Francis & Howe Solicitors in Wendover. match that she met Ron Smith, who was However, she would perhaps be better Pat Smith arrived in Wendover in 1965 with husband Ron and two young children Julia, 6 and Graham, 2. The family had moved 9 miles from Chesham looking for a larger family home and had been attracted by the sound of an “unusually designed detached house” in Manor Crescent, which turned out to be a semi-detached house on a corner plot!

known as having started what became Wendover Youth Club and for organising the first discos held in Wendover Memorial Hall. She worked for many years with the local children as a Youth Worker and when her family eventually persuaded her to retire she became a Childminder and helped raise another generation of Wendover youth! Her family remember a kind and gregarious woman with never a bad word to say about anyone, who was infectiously funny and told some amazing stories. Her only fault being an ability to kill off pets that the family was looking after, with a goldfish and a hamster hastened to an early demise and a school tortoise having run away to avoid the same fate. In her later years Pat was diagnosed with Alzheimers and for the last 6 years of her life she was cared for at home by her husband and family with the support of some wonderful carers from Carewatch. She died on 23 October at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Pat is already sorely missed by husband Ron and her children and grandchildren.

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Local Face: Mal Williams keyboard and guitar so they complement each other well. She has occasionally played for Roman Catholic Services and is very happy to play for Churches Together in Wendover Services, notably the Praise services.

Marilyn Daykin was born and grew up in Levens, Cumbria and only reached Wendover by a circuitous route. Her uncle played saxophone in a band and she “entertained” her grandfather by bashing the piano in time honoured infant fashion so she started lessons a month before her fifth birthday. By the age of seven her interest in learning the piano was waning but her father told her the story of Robert the Bruce and the Spider never giving up on its web so she didn’t. In fact she has always been able to pick up a tune and play without music and can transpose as necessary. She is also blessed with perfect pitch. This helped her to win the local music festival in Kendal, Cumbria at the age of 13. She never looked back after that. She could always play the latest pop tunes by ear which made her very popular. She also passed all the usual piano exams and diplomas and eventually took an Open University degree. Music was always around her but she trained as a primary school teacher so she taught everything.

Playing the organ in St Anne’s

Marilyn became involved with youth work in Skelmersdale and as a result was set up on a blind date with David Williams. He was in the RAF and was posted to Cyprus for three years so they started corresponding. He misspelt her name and thereafter she became Mal. Yes, reader, she married him and joined him on various postings including Cyprus and Berlin where she taught in Forces Schools. Eventually they moved to Wendover and Mal joined the Free Church at about the same time as Ruth Bottoms came as Minister, and she was invited to play the organ, alternating with Gordon Crown. She continues to this day. The current minister, Rev Remco, plays

David died in 2000 but Mal enjoyed living in Wendover and now played for Kercher School of Dance so she stayed and now in retirement she is able to indulge in various craft hobbies and expanding her horizons with travel. She has always knitted but has now branched out into embroidery and painting as well as joining Oxford Scribes - a calligraphy group. She was fortunate to find a left -handed teacher and is now the goto person for inscribing books, poppy wreaths etc whenever asked. Mal joined the craft group started by Janet Dimishky. Their work was displayed in the JUST window for the Armistice Centenary and Mal wrote the labels. All are welcome to the craft group which meets approximately fortnightly on Wednesdays in Wendover Christian Centre.

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TIME 10.00-16.00 see listing see listing 19.00-21.00 see listing 18.30-21.30 10.00-12.00 10.00-16.00 11.00-15.00 11.00-16.00 14.15-15.15 10.00 see listing 10.00-12.00 afternoon 19.00-21.00 20.00 10.00 16.00-19.00 19.45 10.30 see listing 19.00-20.00 19.30 10.00-16.00 14.30-16.30 19.30 19.30 10.00 10.00-15.00 11.00-16.00 12.00-15.00 18.00-19.00 19.30 19.30 19.30 10.00-12.00 20.00 20.00 19.30 20.00 09.00-14.00 17.30-19.30 19.30-20.30 20.00 20.00 11.00-14.00 19.30 19.30 09.00-13.00 10.15-13.00 10.30-11.30 11.00 19.45 15.30-17.30 15.30-16.30 18.30-20.00 evening 14.30 16.00 12.30

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Events, exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Events, exhibitions & activities at the Natural History Museum at Tring. Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 14.00-17.00 A Festival of Makers and Artists - until 24 Dec, a little bird told me gallery. See p 2. Lindengate Wreath Workshop, Lindengate HP22 6BD, see p 2 Crib Fest - Fri 30, 3-6pm, Sat 1, 10am-4pm, St Anne’s RC Church, see p 3 & 22 Tring Together Christmas Festival, Tring High Street, see p 3 & 22 Lindengate Open Gardens HP22 6BD Artists & Makers Fairs. Sat 1 - Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP, Wknd 8-9 - Bradmoor Farm HP17 8JX. See ad p 4. St Michael & All Angels Christmas Fair, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton. See p 3 Grand Christmas & Craft Fair, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville. See p 3 Children's Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Walk with the Ramblers. 9 mi, moderate, starts Wendover Library car park. See website for details. Tree of Light, Sun 2, 5pm, Walton Lodge, Aylesbury; Sat 8, 4pm, St Peter & St Paul’s, Buckingham. See p 3. Aston Hearing - HearToday Event, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP. Also Fri 07, Amersham Town Hall. Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, please book, see p 2 Breast Friends - Aylesbury, breast cancer support group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN. See p 3. Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary's Church Wendover Christmas Event, see p 20 & 21. Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Simply Walk to Wendover Woods, starts at Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton, see p 2 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, Thu 06 10.30-12.30, Tue 18 13.30-15.30. See p 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, AGM & “The Danube Delta”, Wendover Memorial Hall Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition, Wendover Library Room. See p 3. Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church. See p 4. Wendover Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church, Wendover. See p 4 & 23 Aylesbury Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. See p 4. Working Party with BBOWT. 09-Dancersend, 13-Bacombe Hill, see p 28. Chiltern Hills Guided Trail Run, starts Tring Station. See p 4. Festive Family Fun, Market Sq & Friars Sq, Aylesbury. See p 4 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Christmas Market, Bromley Heights HP23 6LD. See p 4. Carolfest, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. See p 6. RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW Wendover Evening WI, St Anne’s Hall. See p 6. Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre. See p 6. Chinnor Silver Band Christmas Concert. St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE. See p 6. Chiltern Humanists, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH. See p 6. Wendover Art Club Christmas Party, Wendover Library Room. See p 4. Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 4 Lindengate Business Networking, Lindengate HP22 6BD. See advert p 4. Meditation Classes, Wendover Library Room Jazz by Candlelight, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. See p 8. Chiltern Writers - Christmas Quiz, Wendover Library Room Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book OnScreen “Mamma Mia 2” (PG), Wendover Library Room. Tickets £5 from the Library. See p 8. Aston Wine Club - Lebanese Wines, Buckland Village Hall. See p 8. Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Meditations for Advent, St Anne’s Church. See p 8. Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre. See p 8. Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover Santa Dash, Wendover Memorial Hall. See p 8. BBOWT Talk, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre. See p 8 & 28. Messy Christmas, starts St Anne’s Hall. FREE. See p 8. Mother Christmas visits Wendover Community Library. £1 per child, please book. See p 8. Carols around the Christmas Tree, Manor Waste. See advert front page. Christmas at Halton House for the Chilterns MS Centre. See p 9. Dementia Friendly Christmas, St Mary’s Church, Wendover. See p 9 & 31. Healing and Wholeness Service, St Mary’s Church, Wendover. See p 9. Whitchurch Morris visit The Plough at Cadsden. See p 9.

www.buckscountymuseum.org www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html www.alittlebirdtoldm​egallery.com anne.mills@lindengate.org.uk www.tringtogether.or​g.uk bbf.uk.com/event/drop-ins-at-lindengate www.sallyevansevents.com 01296 424982 0845 230 3232 www.aylesbury-ramble​rs.org.uk/ www.fnhospice.org.uk astonhearing.co.uk/e​vents 0845 230 3232 www.breastfriends-ay​lesbury.org.uk www.bucksvoice.net/k​ehs/ u3asites.org.uk/wend​over/welcome 01296 434372 0845 230 3232 0845 230 3232 www.bucksbirdclub.co​.uk www.wendoverartclub.​org/ www.avegblog.wordpress.com wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com www.aylesburychoral.org.uk www.bbowt.org.uk www.runawayuk.com/our-adventures/ www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk cdrsevents@aol.com www.rspb.org.uk/grou​ps/aylesbury Margaret 01296 582318 jennyburton@sky.com www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church www.chilternhumanists.org,uk www.wendoverartclub.​org/ www.astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.co.uk www.lindengate.org.uk/business-events.html anitabaxter@talk21.c​om Frank 07518 306552 www.chilternwriters.org 01296 622443 onscreenatwendover@hotmail.co.uk www.astonwineclub.co.uk

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

They say that pride is a sin but surely that can’t be right because it’s Christmas that always makes me particularly proud of Wendover. The way people rally around for the Christmas lights switch on. The way the decorations sparkle, the way the shop windows glow. Whether your Christmas is religious or secular, low key or full on, you can rely on the Parish Council, community organisations, the shopkeepers, the churches and the pubs and restaurants to deliver a Christmas just for you. So thank you to everyone who joins in and makes Wendover’s Christmas something that we can all be proud of. We’re going to have a happy Christmas but I need a favour from you all. Some of our neighbours find Christmas and indeed Winter quite challenging. Can you keep a lookout for them, and help out if you can? Then we can all have a great Wendover Christmas. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 4 December, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall WPC will be running a Christmas Competition from the Clock Tower’s window display! Pop past the Clock Tower over December to see how you can enter and win!

Look out for your Neighbour

The clocks have turned back, the nights are longer, and the days are shorter. It’s the

season we tend to stay indoors to avoid the weather, but we should spare a thought for some of the more vulnerable members of our community – the elderly. It’s important to make sure that your elderly neighbours are OK when temperatures start to drop, especially those who are housebound, or who may not have family to pay them regular visits.

Local Produce Market Saturday 15 December 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Tree and Hedge Enforcements

Under Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980 hedges, trees and shrubs are required to be cut back to avoid overhanging a highway, road or footway to which the public have access. This is to avoid danger or obstruction Loneliness can be miserable and extremely of the passage of vehicles, pedestrians, damaging to a person’s mental health. cyclists or horse riders and any public Simple human contact is vital for our general lighting. wellbeing. So, if you know a neighbour lives alone, make a point of popping in and seeing Any obstructing trees or hedges need to be if they need anything. You might find that trimmed back by they need a little company and knowing that the landowner. someone cares and can be called on in an The picture, right, emergency can really make all the difference. is a good example of how an Simple tips on how to look out for your obstructing tree or hedge can be neighbour: • Life is busy, but just saying “Hello” or having managed. If you a brief conversation with a neighbour can would like any further advice or make a huge difference. • Snowing and planning on clearing guidance, please your drive? Why not offer to do your contact the team at the Clock Tower. neighbour’s? • If you’re off to the shops to stock up for the Wendover Parish Council’s role under dark nights ahead, ask a neighbour if they devolved services by Bucks County Council need anything picking up or if they would is to ensure that home and business owners maintain hedges to avoid danger or like to join you. • Swap warming seasonal recipes with obstruction to users of the highways. a neighbour – from winter soups to homemade stews – then make extra and share with them.

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