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Monday 14 January

STOP PRESS!

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop is scheduled to close for remodelling from Monday 14 January. If you would like material included in the February print edition of Wendover News, please submit it as early as possible, as the Wendover News office will be relocating during the closure, and our deadline may be affected. Thank you.

Christmas Lights Event

Many thanks again to Wendover Parish Council for the Christmas Event (Wednesday 5 December). Harpenden Building Society sponsored the big tree once again and pupils of Wendover CE Junior School made the decorations, with Lily Lapham winning the prize for the most ingenious decoration, illustrated! Thanks to Wendover Youth Centre’s volunteers. Congratulations to JUST who won the Best Dressed Window competition this year. Details of CribFest winners are on page 13. Ben Moseby of Mix96 brought along the Mix Monster to switch on the big Christmas tree lights.

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

The Trust was established in 1977 when Lionel Abel-Smith, then Lord of the Manor of Wendover, gave to the village a number of properties in Pound Street. His wish was that the rental income should be used to support organisations and individuals in Wendover. Over the years, more than £1.5 million has been awarded in grants and loans. The Trustees will hold their 41st Annual Meeting on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to consider grant applications from individuals and organisations from within the parish of Wendover and the Moor Park Estate.

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editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

Applications for the Spring Meeting must be received by Thursday 28 February with full contact details and, if possible, email address to: clerk@wendovertrust.org or Clerk to the Trust, 51 Dobbins Lane, Wendover Bucks HP22 6DL. For more details go to the website www.wendovertrust.org. Grants can be made available to cases of real need throughout the year.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 15 & 29 January at 1.30pm

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

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CONTENTS

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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EVENTS

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WENDOVER REMEMBERS

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LOCAL NEWS

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THE GEORGE & DRAGON IS 15

16

WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL

17

WALK FOR YOUTH CONCERN

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HS2

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HS2 - WENDOVER BYPASS CONSULTATION

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CLUB CORNER

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WENDOVER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

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WENDOVER DEMENTIA ALLIANCE

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HALTON DEVELOPMENT

25

FIGHTING PLASTIC

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RAF HALTON

27

YOU WRITE

28

YOU SPEAK FRENCH

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LOCAL FACE: GLADYS EVANS

30 & 31

WHAT’S ON LISTINGS

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SCHOOLS & YOUTH

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MATTERS ARISING

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Events Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see Children’s Gallery Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. See “100 Hearts” until 12 January 2019. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www. buckscountymuseum.org.

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; please see the website for details.

Charity Coffee Mornings

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis Regular Events at Wendover Library and sports village. Parking, showers/ “Learn My Way” computer training 1st changing and café on site. Contact Otec Tuesday of each month, please book. Bikes for information 07824 828024. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every month, 2.15pm - details from the Library. parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the Knit & Natter, Thursday 6, 10.30am-12.30pm Café in the Woods. 5km run, walk, watch & Tuesday 18, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, or volunteer! Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ wendoverwoods for details. 4th Tuesday. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing. 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!

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 27) runs courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Candlelight Concert of String Music,

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at Wendover Clock Tower with walks to Wendover Woods meeting on the first Thursday at 10:30 at ‘Your Cafe’ In Aston Clinton Park. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details.

Balance Mind & Body Open Day

Sat 5, Balance Studio, Halton Tennis Centre Classes throughout the day; please ring to book. See advert page 5.

Sat 5, 7pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin; Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major; Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink; Raffle. Tickets £8 (accompanied children under 18 £3) The Ramblers have a programme of organised available from Rachel 01844 761535 or walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Penny 07762 880219, www.ticketsource. More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk co.uk/st-dunstans-church or Sally’s Sewing and pages 30 & 31. Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough.

Weston Turville Stoke Mandeville Aston Clinton Ballet - Tap - Modern - Street dance classes RAD Ballet - ISTD Modern & Tap Ages 3 years and above Exams - Shows - School trips Fully Qualified Teachers Free trial lessons Contact Jo: 07800 518654 email: info@jolatusdance.co.uk www.jolatusdance.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/JoLatusDance Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts


Events

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Charity Walk for Youth Concern

Sun 6, set off at 10.30am from Witchell Cricket Ground See page 17 for more details.

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Halton Health & Fitness Open Days

Mon 7-Sat 12, 11.00-16.00, Halton Tennis Centre Drop in and find out what your local, independent gym has to offer! See advert page 4.

Wendover Evening WI

Tue 8, 7.30pm, St. Anne’s Hall After all the festivities we are starting the New Year focussing on keeping fit and healthy. “Zumba” is the name for dance fitness, which was created in Colombia in the 1990’s. Roxanne will be giving us a taster of how to de-stress and have fun whilst getting fit. The session will be aimed to cater for all abilities. Do come along. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret - 01296 582318 www. wendoverwi.weebly.com

Valentine’s Day book now for

Art Courses

begins Wed 9, 9.30am, Whipsnade Village Hall Courses by international video artist and art tutor, Dr Lorna Moore, are all about the artistic process. Lorna’s 14 week courses take place in Whipsnade Village Hall on Wednesday and Friday mornings,

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Events

Sat 12th January

2pm to 4pm at Church of unwanted Christmas gi�s for Light Refreshments available SWIFT project for Please come accessible toilets, Enq. Roger: 01296 424982 community facilities

LEGACY FAIRS

Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 17 January 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com DO YOU STRUGGLE TO HEAR IN NOISE? Lipreaders hear better…….

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with the new term beginning on January 9 (9.30am – 12.30pm). Term fees include en plein sketching sessions at local venues, all art materials and tutorials with other artists. Plus catch up sessions are available to anyone who misses their usual slot. Lorna also offers gift vouchers – the perfect present for any budding artists. Book on 07943 204190.

in the Library Room, Wendover unless otherwise stated. 9th - A working evening ‘Copying a Masterpiece’. 23rd - Laura Boswell will be giving a talk and demonstrating her approach to printing techniques.

Chiltern Writers

Thu 10, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Creative Writing Workshop with poet, John Craft Group Hegley. All are welcome. Free for members, Wed 9 & 23, 10am-12 noon, Wendover £5 for non-members. Christian Centre If you enjoy craft, join others with the same interest at Craft Group, open to all. If you Bring & Buy Sale enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, Sat 12, 2-4pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville drawing or colouring or any other kind of See advert page 4. craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials if possible. And if you don’t Messy Church have a current project, come anyway and Sun 13, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall see what others are working on. Join in the fun with messy (and not so messy) theme-related activities, a story and Wendover Art Club song and a meal together. There are no age 9 & 23 Jan, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm restrictions and no charge. Children, please Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm remember to bring an adult with you.

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

Tickets available online via www.wendover-music.org or from ‘Just’ on Wendover High Street

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OPEN DAY

Events BBOWT Talk

Tue 15, 7.45pm, Great Missenden Mem Ctre “Chiltern Landscape Natural History and Man’s Use” by Tony Marshall. Cost £4 which includes tea and coffee during the break. Members and non-members are equally welcome.

SATURDAY 5th JANUARY

Free classes

Call to book your place

OnScreen

Fri 18, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room The New Year will kick off with a fantastic classic which we hope will lift any January blues. Tickets for “Some like it Hot” are only £5 from the Library.

Wendover Horticultural Society AGM Aston Wine Club

Thu 17, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Fri 18, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Wendover Horticultural Society are holding Robbie Rugman of Gallo Fine Wines comes their AGM. We will be electing officers, four to discuss California wines. people are needed. Failing that, we will decide on the future of the Society. If there Book Club is time, a gardening video will be shown. Sat 19, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Centre Aylesbury Centre for National Trust Wendover Free Church opens its Book Club Thu 17, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ to anyone who has an interest in reading. All meetings are on a Thursday starting at Come along and join in the discoveries! We 8pm. January’s meeting is “Sands of Time” start with coffee and often there is cake too! (speaker Nick Hill).

Lipreading Classes See advert page 4. start Fri 18, Wendover Library Room Teach your eyes to help your ears.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 19, 2.30pm, S Man Meth Church HP22 5UJ Harriet Riddell – “Travels with my Sewing Machine”.

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Pescado Frito – Fried cod, tartare Gambas al Ajillo (G,D) – Peeled red king prawns, chilli & garlic Croquetas – Serrano ham mixed with béchamel Tortilla Española (G,D,V) – Potato omelette made with caramelized onion Queso de Cabra con miel (G,V) – Goats cheese baked with honey Champiñones (G,V) – Creamy garlic mushrooms Pimientos Rellenos (D,V,VE) – Piquillo peppers stuffed with mushrooms Cordero Segoviano – Slow cooked spanish lamb Lovers dessert to share

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RSPB Aylesbury Group

Mon 21, 7.30pm, Prebendal Hall Community Centre HP19 7QW January’s talk is given by Graham Lenton on “Forests as old as time - Birds and wildlife of Malaysia”. More details at www.rspb.org.uk/ groups/aylesbury.

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So forget about often-abandoned lists of pledges to give up chocolate, too much TV Healing & Wholeness and all those other bad habits. This year you Sun 27, 4pm, St Anne’s Church can make a New Year resolution guaranteed At this darkest time of year, many of us to be life-changing for you and for others by struggle with personal problems and doing your bit for Rennie Grove. depressive conditions, often resulting from, or in, ill health or loss. Churches Together in “Volunteers are integral to the successful Wendover are offering a short, gentle event running of Rennie Grove and the sheer including prayer, music, silence and stillness scope of their contribution is humbling,” said which you may enjoy and find helpful. You do Rennie Grove Volunteering Development not need to be a church member to attend. Advisor, Susan Lewis. All are welcome. Do come and experience “From helping in one of the Rennie Grove God’s healing touch. shops, to driving tasks, DIY jobs, admin work, family support services or organising and taking part in one of many fundraising • 2 February - CDRS Quiz Night, book via events, each volunteer makes a unique and 01296 623855 highly-valued contribution. • 8 February - Sing along to “Mamma Mia “You may have a relative, friend or neighbour Here we go again!”, St Dunstan’s Church • 9 March - Wendover Music AGM, see who has benefitted from Rennie Grove nursing care or simply have a few spare advert page 4 • 9 & 10 March - running events at hours available to help out; whatever your Wendover Woods www.forestryengland. inspiration, the Rennie Grove team will be uk/wendover-woods/venue/events- delighted to hear from you and welcome you on board.” wendover-woods • 27 April - The Pace Big Walk Jennie, who is one of Rennie Grove’s highly• 22 June - Florence Nightingale Midnight valued volunteers, said: “Rennie Grove was Walk, see page 9 there for us when times were bad and so I

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volunteer to say thank you and to ensure more people benefit from their wonderful Make a New Year resolution to do your bit – care. I don’t know how people manage however big or small – for local hospice care without them, and I know they feel the same Each year, more than 1,500 volunteers give about their volunteers.”

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If you would like to find out more about these By getting involved roles or see the full list of latest volunteer in Rennie Grove’s vacancies please visit www.renniegrove.org/ Will writing scheme volunteer/volunteer-vacancies or call 01442 in February you will 890222. be getting your own affairs in order as well as safeguarding Rennie Grove’s service for Rennie Grove Hospice Care Wills Month future generations with your donation. Throughout February, a selected group of local legal experts from across Bucks are And if you are able to consider leaving a donating their time and legal expertise to gift in your Will to Rennie Grove, this will write a standard Will in return for a donation enable more patients in the future to have the choice to remain at home and receive its to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. specialist services. Good sense tells us that everyone should make a Will and regularly update it, but Sue Varvel, Director of Nursing at Rennie Grove surprisingly few people actually do. However, explains: “Leaving a gift in your Will means our if you don’t plan ahead, the law may not deal nurses can be here for families in the future. with your estate as you would have wished. Through your legacy you’ll be helping us to Having an up-to-date professionally written bring the very best care to local people of all Will is the best way to ensure that your ages at the time they need it most.” estate is distributed in the way you wish when you die. Landmark life events – such If you would like to find out more about as marriage, having children, divorce and leaving a gift in your Will, please call 01442 retirement – are times to consider writing or 507344, email legacy@renniegrove.org or reviewing your Will. visit www.renniegrove/makeyourwill.

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National Theatre Connections

Allstars Theatre Company, Allstars Academy will be performing Flesh by Rob Drummond at Court Theatre Tring on 8 and 9 February as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

part in Connections this year. All participants are invited to get involved with every aspect of theatre-making and have the chance to premiere a brand new play in a leading regional theatre”. In 2019, National Theatre Connections is working with up to 300 youth theatres and schools to stage ten newly commissioned plays, adding to the 150+ plays the National Theatre have commissioned for young people since 1995. All the companies will transfer their production to one of 30 Connections Partner Theatres across the UK.

Miss Holly, Director and Head of Drama Allstars Academy: “The young company have come together to work as a true ensemble and are producing some incredibly advanced and technical theatre. But even more importantly the joy that fills the rehearsal space as they begin and journey through the session along with their dedication, inspires me as their director. ”

Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, said: “Connections is at the heart of the National Theatre’s work built on the belief that young people in every corner of the UK should have the opportunity to experience and take part in theatre. We’re National Theatre Connections is one of the so excited to welcome new and returning youth theatre companies and schools to take UK’s largest celebrations of youth theatre.

To book, please contact the box office: 07543 560478 or info@courttheatre.co.uk or go to the website and click ‘Whats on’ www. courttheatre.co.uk. For further information, contact Allstars Theatre Company, holly@ allstarsacademy.biz or to find out more about National Theatre Connections, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections.

Flesh is one of ten brand new plays written especially for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK. A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? Suitable for ages 13+.

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from the 5 mile or 10 mile circular routes – both starting from Aylesbury College at midnight with entertainment along the way.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Midnight Walk began in 2010 with 550 ladies walking up to 12 miles and raised £65,000. By 2018 the event had opened up to include men and has become their largest fundraising event. Over the past nine years the walk has raised over £500,000 towards running Florence Nightingale Hospice. This year, they are inviting everyone to join them for the 10th anniversary of the walk on Saturday 22 June to celebrate the lives of loved ones and the work that the Hospice does to provide comfort to those in need. “The Midnight Walk is such an inspiring event to take part in and plays a huge role in our fundraising for the Hospice,” explains Lee Lloyd, Head of Fundraising at the charity. “We hope that this 10th Anniversary walk will be a record-breaker with the highest number of walkers ever.” Walkers can choose

Anyone registering before 28 February can take advantage of the Early Bird Offer at just £17 per entry (from 1 March it’s £20). For more information and to sign up, please visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/midnightwalk or call 01296 429975.

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Yes, it’s time to start making preparations for Wendover Celebrates 2020. Remember the fun we’ve had in previous years? Do you have a good idea of how we can make it better? What’s your New Year’s Resolution? www.facebook.com/wendovercelebrates/.

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JANUARY 1919

be resumed to Whitchurch, Waddesdon, Wendover, Thame, January 1919 saw the opening Tring and Leighton Buzzard. This of the Peace Negotiations which should prove a great convenience were dominated by the “Big to persons living on or near the Four” – President Wilson of route traversed. The Buses will America, Clemenceau of France, provide a rapid and comfortable Orlando of Italy and, of course, means of conveyance between Lloyd George of Britain. It is the points named.’ noteworthy that members of the British Empire (Australia, Canada, The Bucks Herald in January India, South Africa and New reported that life in Wendover Zealand) were present and, when The “Big Four” was returning to normal. ‘The old eventually the Peace document (left to right) Orlando, Lloyd George, Clemenceau, and Wilson spirit of Christmas was revived was signed, they insisted that in many family circles. Several of things not being properly looked after. He they should be among the signatories. Now that hostilities were ended added that the housing question was a the men were home on leave, which added the members of the British armed forces - pressing one and surely the Council could ask to the joy of their friends. In the early part 3.5 million in total – had one thing in their for the return of Mr Chapman to look after of the week the shops made a tempting minds – to return home. As recorded below housing as well as other matters. The Clerk display of various commodities, and had a the process was slow. Frustration among the said he had written a very strong letter and busy time. The principle shops closed until troops turned into outright disobedience filled up three forms. It was decided to take Saturday. On Christmas Eve children went round carol singing, and ringing of bells and rioting. In January alone there were no further action in the matter at present. added to the joy of the season.’ at least fifty mutinous acts in the British Mike Senior & Val Moir Army all related to dissatisfaction with the Tremendous expansion was taking place at Halton and building workers were demobilisation arrangements. desperately needed. On 4 January an After the Armistice was signed many advertisement appeared ‘Required for employers became impatient with the delay URGENT GOVERNMENT WORK AT THE in getting their workers home and back at AERODROME, HALTON PARK, 200 Joiners, the job. To get men released from the Army 200 bricklayers, 100 pipe layers, 2,000 before their allotted time, many letters had Navvies and Labourers, 100 Plasterers and to be written and forms completed. Locally, 100 Drain Layers.’ The first hospital at Halton the Rural District Council requested that which opened in January 1919 was part of the Local Government Board agree that this project. The makeshift wooden huts Mr E J Chapman, sanitary inspector for the of that date were replaced in 1927 by the Wendover District should be allowed to substantial Princess Mary’s RAF Hospital, A Red Rose Bus of the era. return home. The Chairman said there was a closed in 1995 and demolished in 2007. serious blockage in the drainage at Wendover, and other things that needed attention. A sign that things were getting back If you have any family reminiscences or He therefore thought they ought to make a to pre-war routines appeared with an relevant photos you would like to share, special appeal for Mr Chapman’s release from advertisement for a Motor Bus Service. please contact Wendover News as shown the Army. It would cost the ratepayers a lot The Bucks Herald printed –‘We understand below and on the front page. of money if an epidemic broke out through that a reliable Motor Bus Service will shortly

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Beryl Hunter, who lives in Abbeyfield House, Wendover, won a painting competition in early November. Beryl says: "The competition was open to all UK Abbeyfield residents and the brief was to compose a picture for the front cover of the order of service for the Abbeyfield's two carol services to be held in December in St Albans and Liverpool cathedrals. "We have occasional art classes here in our Abbeyfield so we decided to have a go. I knew what I wanted to do but being a life long 'non-artist' I wasn't sure where to start. Our art teacher then left, so I was on my own. There is a very long way to travel between imagination and expression and the picture kept getting lost between head and brush. I enjoyed doing it and I learnt a great deal in the process. After

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much experimenting and trial and error, this picture emerged. It is far from perfect and a bit disappointing compared with my original vision, so I was in two minds whether to bother submitting it. Marilyn Storer, Chair of Abbeyfield volunteers, encouraged me to submit it. I could not believe it when it was chosen to be the front cover for the Order of Service."

Children in Need Fundraiser

On Friday 16 November, from about 7am, the children of Forest Close held a Bake Sale to raise funds for Children in Need. Their hard work paid off to the tune of ÂŁ315.19, all donated to the charity. Well done to the children, and thanks to the passers-by who donated so generously.

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on a short entertainment for the Parish after Mass. They also had two raffles and a cake sale. Parishioners enjoyed themselves and over £200 was raised in a short space of time. The money has been sent to support Bega Kwa Bega, www. bkbuganda.org, which looks after 99 orphans for whom meat is a rare treat. The orphans' Christmas presents will be parcels of much needed food.

The semis and final of Wendover Parish Quiz took place on the evening of Thursday 22 November. As last year, St Anne's were the eventual winners. Marilyn Clayton (right) presented the shield.

Library Extension

On Saturday 24 November, Wendover Community Library held an Open Day so that the public could review and comment on suggestions for extending the Library. The plans and accompanying questionnaires are available in the Library until mid January. Please come have a look!

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have been several incidents where cars and garden walls have been damaged by such vehicles turning. There is clear signage on the entrance to the Close informing that you should not enter the road without permission. Recently, when there was a Forest Close cake sale for Comic Relief, there were two station drop-offs with one car nearly hitting a resident's child.

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Additionally, residents are financially responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the road, which is not suitable for heavy traffic use. They appeal to you not to use it as a drop off point for the train CribFest (Fri 30 Nov & Sat 1 Dec) station. If this persists, the residents of Forest Wendover Free Church thanks all those who Close will have to take alternative measures in provided cribs or visited the Crib Fest 2018, especially those who deliberated long and hard the near future. about which crib to vote for. No simple task! Prizes were awarded to Lexi White (1st) and Alice Library Photo Competition After carefully looking at all the entries, the & Penny Miles (2nd) in the individual category; Friends of Wendover Library Committee (FOWL) and to 1st Wendover Rainbows (1st) and 2nd Wendover Guides decided to choose Martin Hommel’s photo of (2nd). Congratulations ‘Coombe Hill Monument at Sunset’ (above right). not only to the winners, It is an interesting and evocative view showing but to everyone who a different slant to a much photographed and contributed to the iconic Wendover area feature. Martin won a amazing display of Sue Abbott's cushion meal for two at the King and Queen in Wendover, creativity and talent! cover crib! generously provided by the owners of the pub.

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Local News Pre-Christmas Rotary Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who supported the Rotary Dinner on Tuesday 20 November held at The Raj in support of Parkinson's UK and other Rotary supported charities. At the dinner, the newly developed Fighting Fit programme for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's was described. Annie Rainbow, a neurophysiotherapist, explained how exercise can slow down the progress of the illness. Over £600 was raised primarily through the generosity of Ricky and his team from the Raj, for which many thanks. Thanks, too, to Andrew Gardner, No1, McCoy's, Scruples and Rotary Members who supplied raffle prizes.

Rotary thanks you for your generous support of the Santa EcoSleigh. Full details in February.

Queens Award for Trio Healthcare

HRH The Duke of Kent visited Buckinghamshire to present a local healthcare company with the prestigious Queens Award for Innovation for their pioneering product HRH The Duke of Kent presented Great Missenden-based Trio Healthcare with the prestigious Queens Award for Innovation for their unique product, Trio Responsive Silicone, which surrounds an abdominal stoma comfortably and securely, vastly improving the lives of ostomates.

One of the ostomates, Peter Lannen, shared how he set up a support group called Ostofriends after funding for stoma nurses in his area was cut. He also helps other ostomates to adapt to life with a stoma. Diana Faires spoke about her vision – how she believes her stoma has made her who she is today and the importance of ostomates talking about their experiences.

Trio Healthcare is dedicated to improving the lives of ostomates across the world. The innovative healthcare company noticed a gap in the market for ostomates who were suffering from embarrassing leakage and unnecessary damage to their skin from abdominal stomas - surgically created intestinal openings - dramatically impacting their social life and wellbeing.

Managing Director of Trio Healthcare, Lloyd Pearce, said: “It is a huge honour to welcome The Duke of Kent to Trio Healthcare today. We are all so proud and delighted to be given the Queens Award for Innovation for our Trio Responsive Silicone. It’s an honour to receive this award for our contribution to the advancement of ostomy care. We are so proud knowing that our product is making a real difference to the lives of ostomates, who feel less socially anxious now that bag leakage is no longer a concern.”

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HS2 Bypass noise mitigation: BCC Assurance BCC have been asked to give assurances to Wendover PC that the vLNS or the LNS option will be funded into the future. This funding will be essential to meet the cost of the frequent resurfacing that is need if the “life expectancy” claims made during the

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Many thanks to everyone who has expressed very Low Noise Surface (vLNS). The principal their views to Bucks County Council (BCC) advantages over barriers are: both at the consultation events at the library • It is more efficient at reducing noise – 786 homes will benefit – BCC say it offers the and online. “greatest noise benefits overall”. • The consultation period ends on Friday 4 Nothing to see. January, so if you haven’t yet given BCC your • Quick to implement, no planning views and you receive this in time, you can still application required. BCC advise the work respond. Note, it is one vote per person (over would be done at night in strips whilst 18) - not household. Bucks County Council keeping the road open to traffic. would like to hear from every individual over • Benefit is not affected by wind. the age of 18 in Wendover in response to the It also offers greater benefits than the survey on noise reduction for the bypass. alternative type of low noise surface (LNS). Fortunately a problem preventing some BCC say the money available will be sufficient people from responding was identified and for a 20-year life, but they have included the restriction has been lifted. So if anyone such a large contingency (45%) that the final has been unable to respond (or did not outcome may be better. appreciate that every adult could respond), please try again. The Bucks County Council You can get more information from our https://tinyurl.com/noisebarrier consultation website, with all the information website which also has a link to the BCC website and the survey itself, is at www.buckscc.gov. where you can respond to the consultation. uk/wendovernoise (response forms can also Wendover HS2 be picked up from the library).

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Club Corner The Wendover Society Needs Your Help

• Maintaining the Purssell Path The Wendover Society was set up more than 50 years ago to protect the • Monitoring HS2 – currently we are working on opposing the viaduct charm and character of Wendover. It is a registered charity and has about design, giving views on noise mitigation and supporting the Parish 500 members. With the plans for HS2 and the development of the site at Council’s pressure for a mined tunnel • Attending consultations on the RAF Halton Site – although this is not in RAF Halton it needs to continue as much as it ever has. Wendover, what happens will impact Wendover considerably The charity is currently operating with a Committee of six. We have had no • Maintaining records of members and ensuring the Charity remains Chairman for almost a year and another member is due to stand down at financially viable the next Annual General Meeting. If there are not enough people on the • Advising members of issues that affect Wendover as a whole Committee the Society will be unable to function. • Producing at least two newsletters a year • Monitoring the Local Plans to be produced by the Parish Council and The BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ programme recently did a piece which the Vale of Aylesbury District Council and making representations where said that small charities are closing faster than they open. In the last necessary year, 570 charities closed and only 370 opened up. This is likely to be an underestimate as many charities just ceased to function and the above As you will appreciate, this is an enormous amount of work for just six figures are only those that have registered their closure with the Charity volunteers. If the Committee had a Chairman and a full contingent it would Commission. ease the burden on everyone. I therefore urge anyone (whether or not they are a current member of the Society) who has some time to spare and cares I have very real fears that at worst The Wendover Society will close or at about the future of Wendover to come forward so that the Society can best we will no longer be able to do as much as we have done in the past. I continue for the next 50 years. If you would like to know more, please email would remind readers of what the six members of the Committee achieve the society on thewendoversociety@outlook.com. every year: Jane Campion • Social Functions to include 1. Jazz Picnic 1st Wendover Beavers 2. Harvest Supper 1st Wendover Beavers were joined by Annie from Lindengate on 20 3. AGM and Supper November, when they proudly presented her with a cheque for £500. 4. Four coffee mornings with speakers The Beavers enjoyed • Monitoring planning applications a visit to Lindengate’s lovely site in October where they learned about the important work the staff do. A scavenger hunt enabled the Beavers to view and explore the gardens. After this, they set to work raising money! A fun run at Coombe Hill in October was a great start and they have all been doing jobs at home to fill Smarties tubes with silver coins. As well as supporting an excellent local charity, it has helped them to work towards their Community Impact and My Skills badges.

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Club Corner New volunteers are always welcome, and the colonies are currently looking to extend leader teams on both nights. If you would like to chat about getting involved, please contact them on either venus@1stwendoverscouts.co.uk or gemini@1stwendoverscouts.co.uk.

Wendover Cricket Club

Wendover Cricket Club are now looking forward to the 2019 season after the many successes in 2018. The Under 9, 10, 13 and 15 teams all won their divisions in the Bucks Cricket Board competitions, whilst the U14’s came a very creditable 3rd in the top division and beat both teams that finished above them. The senior 1st XI were the Runners-up in Division 1 of the Mid Bucks League, falling short by a single point. Indoor training/nets starts in January and the club welcomes new senior players of any age and ability. For more information, contact club captain Jonathan Seabrook on 07767 148119 or email jseabrook@talktalk.net.

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a full house in late November for a fascinating illustrated talk about the Air Transport Auxiliary and their work transporting aircraft for the war effort. Our main Christmas party was heavily oversubscribed, but we still managed to squeeze everyone in. At time of writing, we are looking forward to our New Year’s Eve party. Amid all this jollity there was some bowling going on. Our results could be better if we only selected the most experienced players, but our policy of including everyone when they feel ready to play will pay dividends in the long run. Speaking to some other clubs, we hear how they struggle to maintain numbers. Last year, Wendover gained more than twenty new members, which reflects well on this most friendly of clubs.

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The Friends is 25 years old! Learn more about this thriving group and how you can help them at www. wendovernews.co.uk/news/friends-of-whc-first25-years. To help out, contact friendsofwhc@aol. com or phone 01296 622565 between 9-11.30am and 2-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Like many clubs, this is probably the busiest BBOWT Chilterns Group - 2019 time of year from a social point of view. We had We welcome everyone to our sociable activities

which include walks, talks and conservation work. If you prefer to be indoors please come to Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Tuesday 15 January for a talk by Tony Marshall on the the human impact on the Chilterns landscape and its wildlife. We start at 7.45pm and admission is £4 including refreshments. If you book ahead on www.bbowt.org.uk you can join a walk led by Steve Hawkins round the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust reserve at Tring Reservoirs on Sunday 26 January, looking at both the birds and the history of the site. More walks can be enjoyed at College Lake all through January, though note that the reserve is closed from 24 to 28 December inclusive. Conservation work goes ahead at full steam in the winter with plenty of scrub clearance and usually a bonfire. Contact steve_keene@ btinternet.com to join the Bacombe Hill work party on Thursday 10 January, judiandbryan@ yahoo.co.uk for Dancersend on Sunday 13 January and staceyhewitt@bbowt.org.uk for Weston Turville on Thursday 31 January. We hope to organise some taster sessions for new folk but on any of these dates you will be made warmly welcome and shown the ropes. Richard Birch, 01296 624511, richardbirch60@yahoo.com

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Further to the article on page 30 in the December print edition of Wendover News, the presentation of the Draft plan to Wendover Parish Council has been delayed to its meeting of Tuesday 5 February. this means that the dates suggested in December have now altered significantly. We have now reached the pre-submission stage of the Neighbourhood Planning Sometimes it can be difficult to cope with the process, in accordance with Regulation 14 challenges that life throws at us so talking to a of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations. counsellor may be helpful. Based near Wendover, I offer a warm, friendly The Draft Plan will be available online at www.wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk and confidential space for you to talk through from Thursday 7 February. The Public any problems you may be facing such as Consultation period will end on Thursday 21 anxiety, stress, sadness, low self-esteem, anger and relationship difficulties. March 2019. Options to respond to the Draft Plan include: For further information please contact me: Natalie McGourty MBACP, BA (Hons) Psychology • online at wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk • attending the Consultation Drop In on Tel: 07976 968166 Saturday 9 February (see box above) Email: natalie@nmcounselling.co.uk • looking at a hard copy, places where these Website: www.nmcounselling.co.uk will be held will be published next month

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Saturday 9 February 2019 10.30am - 2.30pm Wendover Library Room Drop in and have your say • writing to Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, c/o The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU What happens next? All comments and representations will be considered by the Steering Group and will be summarised, together with the consequent amendments made by the Steering Group. The amended Draft Plan will then be submitted to Wendover Parish Council for final approval before submission to AVDC for Independent Examination. The Consultation Statement will be published in parallel with the Final Draft of the Plan.

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Wendover Dementia Action Alliance At the time of going to of Westongrove. She now Opportunity press, we are looking plans to build on the work Would you like to volunteer forward to the Dementia of the WDDA with a new with this project? Friendly Christmas project. A weekly memory email: jennymorris3@nhs.net Event on Saturday 22 café will open in the New telephone: 01296 621698 December. Details are Year and will provide an on our Facebook: www.facebook.com/ opportunity for patients to rediscover WendoverDementiaActionAlliance/ pleasurable activities while their family carer gets specific help and has a chance to meet Wendover Dementia Action Alliance (WDAA) other family carers informally. is continuing to give training as Dementia Friends to local businesses and organisations The project is actively looking for volunteers including Wendover Parish Council. This is some to help with activities and refreshments one hour in length, practical and interactive, in the café, as well as dementia advisory given locally. If you are already a Dementia volunteers (DAVs) who will offer a home Friend and would like to become a Dementia visiting service to dementia families in order Champion to join the team delivering to provide help and expert advice. There will such training, please contact sylviaoram@ also be an evening dementia family support group for sons and daughters who may be waitrose.com. at work during the day. All volunteers will Westongrove takes on Dementia receive training ranging from a half day in Dr Philippa Moreton, a retired Wendover Wendover for café volunteers to 10 days GP, has seen the problems faced by many with a recognised provider and DBS checks Wendover dementia families through her for the DAVs. Interested in volunteering? To voluntary work with the Weston Project, part find out more contact Jenny Morris, see box.

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Halton Development Interested in how Halton will be developed when the RAF leave? Could you help? As we mentioned on page 11, December print edition of Wendover News, (see also www.wendovernews.co.uk/print-editions) a group of local people have created The Halton Development Community Interest Company (HDCIC) to help shape and set the agenda for how Halton is developed. That’s because plans are being made and agreed now by AVDC, Bucks CC and the RAF representatives. To influence these plans and take more control over the development at Halton, HDCIC needs your help to create a vision for Halton, and to implement it alongside the local authorities, developers and business that will be involved. For those that didn’t see the December article, a CIC is for the benefit of the local community, like a social enterprise, and all its profits (if there are any) go back into its local community objective.

it to be treated as just another development and build it! The key character of the CIC is plot. But we also know that housing is big on that it is open to all. It is forward thinking, the government’s agenda and that positive inclusive and transparent. change should be embraced. We have already engaged with local, county, The Halton of the future can be a vibrant district and national government, with the RAF community in its own right rather than and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation an annex to surrounding towns. It should (DIO), with some local societies and clubs, and be designed to consider the environment this engagement has been positive. and the natural surroundings, the needs of existing and future residents, how to attract Now that the New Year is upon us, we are business and enterprise, and to utilise and keen to start communicating our current celebrate its existing facilities and deep- thinking, share our ideas and gain support from everyone. If you are in a club, society rooted heritage. or group, we will speak to your members. If The directors of HDCIC have a wide range you want to join in, either through giving us of experience in global corporations, time, expertise or simply to say you support local community and large-scale projects, us, then please do. local and national government, as well as architecture and planning. We are in this to Our website www.hdcic.co.uk is newly launched. It gives more information, make a difference locally. provides contact details and invites you to It is by no means an exclusive club, however, join in! Please take a look and get involved. Halton is too special a place, with history, and we need input, skills and knowledge Thank you. beauty and fantastic existing facilities to allow from all local people to help create a vision HDCIC Committee

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Ken Ivory, 50, a Sergeant from P1 at RAF Halton, ran a challenging 50 miles over the weekend 17-18 November in the Wendover Woods 50 The Safety Promotion Team at the RAF Air Mile Race, WW50. Safety Centre are always looking at new ways in which to encourage safe practices and this The cross-country course is five 10 mile laps summer they looked at how personnel can up and down hilly trails with names like ‘the defend against fatigue. Whilst fatigue has snake’ and ‘railing in the years’ with a 10,000 many different sources, psychological as well foot ascent including some of the most as physiological, sleep deprivation is often enjoyable trail running to be found. It has to a common factor. In light of this, they put be completed within 15 hours and one and together a 'fatigue pack' which was aimed at a half laps were in the dark. Ken paid £80 for potentially improving the sleep of personnel, the privilege. with shift workers or those working in environmentally challenging areas in mind. He completed the course for the charity Flt Lt Hindley requested several packs with SSAFA for whom he has had the honour the RAF Halton Co-Responders in mind; of being treasurer for the last 27 years. these volunteers work in the evenings, often The charity is at the forefront of helping until very late, and the packs were requested servicemen and women, both in and out of as a thank you to them for their volunteering. the Service. Each pack contains a self-cooling sleep mat, an eye mask, ear plugs and a water bottle. They were presented to WO Bedborough, Team Leader of the RAF Halton Co-Responders, along with seven other members of the Halton Co-Response team. The remaining packs will be distributed over the coming weeks.

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Thank you to everyone who contributed yarn poppies to adorn the railings on the War Memorial to mark the Centenary of the Armistice. Wendover Parish Council has removed the poppies from the War Memorial as the season of Remembrance for 2018 has passed. Wendover News is storing the yarn poppies so that they can be used again in the future. If you contributed a yarn poppy or two and would like to retrieve them for your own use, please contact Wendover News on 01296 624270 or email editor@ wendovernews.co.uk so that collection can be arranged.

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A big thank you to all who were involved in the Poppy Appeal this year, including 2409 ATC Sqn, RAF Halton, all the outlets in the village and the individuals who helped with all aspects of the appeal. Due to the continual generosity of the people of Wendover the appeal is near £9000 to date. Thank you all. All monies collected banked for the charity. John Thompson, Poppy Appeal

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that our forebears kept us safe in the wet and cold and the damp. Leaving the poppies and the wreaths in the wet and cold and damp would have been a fine way to pay tribute to all who died, reminding us of their courage and selflessness while we celebrate a cosy Christmas. Why can they not have been left up this year, especially, of all years? In loads of other villages around the country they are up for months and months and months. At the time of writing this, Wendover has all its decorations up and there are no decorations at all on the Memorial itself or on the railings so what explanation/reason can Wendover Parish Council possibly have? Sue Abbott On 11th November, Armistice Day, there was a very moving service around the memorial in Wendover, with all ages taking part, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and remembering all those that so bravely gave their lives. Consequently we were taken aback to find that all the wreaths and knitted poppies had been removed so soon after and, on 26th November, wrote to the Parish Council to ask why. The response was, 'the wreaths are removed in agreement with The British Legion normally after two weeks allowing us to prepare for Christmas'. So now the Christmas lights and the tree are in place but the memorial is bare! So much for remembrance. Deirdre & Derek Barker

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You Speak French New Year resolution: Start learning settled in England and lives locally in French, it’s good for your health! Every New Year, most people would like to do something new. Most of us think about losing weight or even exercising our bodies. What about exercising our brains by learning a new language?

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It is really important to keep our brains active. Several studies have shown that there are huge mental benefits in learning another language. In the BBC2 series “Trust me, I’m a Doctor”, Dr Michael Mosley and his team proved it in only a few weeks with a group of mature volunteers – in learning a language you will not only improve your multitasking One to one French Lessons in Bierton are skills but also your memory. tailored to the needs of each student but if you prefer learning as a group class, come At You Speak French, your local French to French conversation classes on Thursdays tutor Malika Goodwin originally came from at Buckingham Park Community Centre, Paris, where she studied languages at the Aylesbury. French is taught there in a small Sorbonne University. In love with the British friendly group environment for a more culture, language and way of life, she has personal approach.

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Local Face: Gladys Evans Gladys is very much a woman of the post suffrage period whose work meant she signed the Official Secrets Act during World War II. Born in January 1919, she is looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday in January 2019 with family, including 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, friends and residents in Abbeyfield House where she has lived since 2004. Gladys’ father joined up for WWI in 1915 and he was assigned to the Norfolk Yeomanry because that’s where his family came from. Her mother was from Aberfan. A cousin was a victim of the Aberfan disaster in 1966. Although she was born in Battersea, the family moved out to Ewell in Surrey when Gladys was 10 and she loved the countryside, especially rural activities like picking blackberries. As was normal in those days, Gladys left school at 15 and enrolled at Pitman’s College studying shorthand, typing and other secretarial skills. On graduating, Gladys immediately went to work for Shell. In September 1939, Shell told all their single women that if they wanted to join the forces then Shell would make up the money and the difference would be sent to their mothers. Gladys immediately joined the WAAF. Her first post was on a switchboard in London but she was soon transferred to Bomber Command then based in Bridge House, Langley, Buckinghamshire. She occasionally had to take secret messages to the hush hush map operation at Hughenden Manor. John Clifford Evans from Cardiff was a career administrator with the RAF and in June 1940 they married. She left the Forces and joined the War Ministry working as a civilian shorthand typist at HQ Bomber Command

The Evans family in Egypt

which moved to Naphill in High Wycombe with its own set of secret tunnels. Gladys remained there until 1942 when John was posted as adjutant to 60 Squadron in Burma and Gladys moved to live with his father and sister in Cardiff. By 1943 she was back in London again and applied once more to the Ministry of Defence. This time she was sent to work (and sometimes sleep) in the bunker under St James’ Park which housed the Cabinet War Offices. She did not work for Winston Churchill but he would regularly greet the typing pool, “Good morning, girls”. She did take dictation from Genral Ismay having had to climb up a vertical ladder out of the bunker and along a corridor to his office. She shared a flat in the Strand, near the Lyons Corner House, with her friend Penny (Gladys Pentecost). Her mother was unhappy about the bombing in London. Gladys was transferred from the bunker to the Ministry of Production and then to the Air Ministry. She applied to go to the Yalta Conference (February 1945) but wasn’t chosen. Cliff returned in 1945 and they went to live in Cardiff. Cliff had been offered a permanent commission so he stayed in the RAF. Marilyn was born in RAF St Athan, near Cardiff; Adele in RAF Innsworth, near Gloucester; and

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Shirley in RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire. RAF Scampton was used for the filming of The Dambusters. Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd were invited to cocktail parties in the Mess which Gladys really enjoyed. The actors wore brown shoes around the base so that airmen knew they didn’t need to salute those “officers” in uniform. Their next posting was Egypt. That came to an abrupt end with the Suez crisis in 1956 and evacuation on a troop ship. More postings included England and Germany where the two younger girls attended a girls Forces boarding school as the older one was by then working in London. They tended to take holidays on the Continent but rushed home one day early to watch the 1966 World Cup. The airmen went wild when England beat Germany and poured soap powder into the fountains in Cologne. Cliff had to reprimand them. In 1967 Cliff retired from the RAF but moved smoothly into Barclays Bank in Tottenham Court Road as part of the initial computerisation of the Bank. In 1973 Barclays moved Cliff to Cheltenham and Gladys joined him in 1974. In 1994 John was showing signs of Dementia so they moved to Swan Mews in Wendover, near both Shirley and Marilyn. Unfortunately Cliff’s condition worsened and eventually he died in Stone Hospital in 2002. Gladys decided to moved into Abbeyfield House in 2004 even though her daughters felt she was too fit and too young for communal living. On the contrary, Gladys had researched carefully and concluded that the type of genuine communal living offered by Abbeyfield House was exactly what she wanted. And so it has proved.

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Schools Editor’s note: John Colet School had so many good people have been looking at the recommendations stories to tell that we’ve posted them on our website. for Wendover, and following up on discussions regarding the skate park. Our young people have Wendover Youth Centre visited the skate park, created a survey which As 2018 has come to an end, we just wanted to has received over 100 responses, met with the reflect a few of last term’s highlights and give parish and deputy clerks and are now putting the you a little taster into what is ahead for us at finishing touches on their film about this project Wendover Youth Centre. to share with the Local Area Forum and Parish Council. Please have your say by following this link Worry and anxiety can be a very real and at times www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sk8wen. debilitating struggle for all of us, and teenagers are not exempt from this. So last term we worked So what do we have in store next term? Like our very closely with the John Colet School, providing Facebook page to find out: www.facebook.com/ assemblies for key stage 3 around ‘worrying’ and Wendover-Youth-Centre-254083378615578. And also delivering PSHE Lessons to all year seven if you would like to get on board our Youth Centre students on this topic, with a lesson we wrote Adventure as a volunteer, please contact Becky: called ‘Blue Sky Thinking’. These have been very becky@wendoveryouth.co.uk. well received by staff and students. We have also been working with Aylesbury Youth Action on our WAY (Wendover Area Youth) Board project. After finishing their research video on Wendover back in December 2017, our young www.wendovernews.co.uk

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On Friday 7 December, Amazing Donkey, a youth club for people in school years 6-8, invited its members to show off their talents to the rest of the Club. We were overwhelmed by the range of

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Youth performances which included a variety of musical solos on drums, guitar, keyboard and flute, singing, dancing and some sketches. The response and support of all who watched the show was brilliant and closed with everyone getting to their feet as Freddie Cracroft literally rocked the ‘house’ down on his drums. A big thank you to Pippa Beckford, a local music teacher, for providing the sound equipment and support on the night. Amazing Donkey meets every Friday at Wendover Youth Centre from 7-9pm. For more information, contact Martha on martha@wendoveryouth.co.uk.

The Shepherd’s Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery is delighted to have been selected by The Woodland Trust to receive some native species trees to plant on its site in Wendover as part of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The children enjoyed preparing the area by digging it over and weeding in preparation. They were also excited to plant these saplings in the nursery beds. Wendover News January 2019

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It’s a New Year and any of you with a fitness based New Year’s resolution might find the free to use fitness equipment in Ashbrook and Hampden Meadow is a help. It’s an established fact that exercise in the great outdoors is better for body and mind so why not take advantage of our fresh air gyms? For your Parish Council the new year will be full of challenges. HS2 and our struggle to get the very best mitigation for Wendover goes on. The proposed Small Dean viaduct is truly awful and if you haven’t yet written to David Lidington MP to object to it, that’s something to add to your resolutions. The Unitary Authority poses its own challenges, especially during the transition, when getting District and County to do things might be difficult. RAF Halton’s closure is also likely to start to require attention, as is the Aylesbury Garden Town. So interesting times ahead. Why don’t you join us as a councillor? It won’t be dull. Tom Walsh, Chair Wendover Parish Council

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Its a new year and we look forward to a positive 2019! Although the unitary decision has been confirmed and announced, it is

still business as usual for 2019. Below is a How to Report Potholes summary of which authority is responsible If you see a pothole that needs repair, please for which area: use the BCC online reporting tool where you will be prompted and can add photos. www. Buckinghamshire County Council | www. fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/ buckscc.gov.uk | Tel: 01296 395000 Education, libraries, transport and roads BCC Inspectors will assess the potholes and including gritting and potholes, buses, senior decide what needs to be done. This will vary, citizen bus passes, school transport, trading from a two-hour response through to a 28standards, registrar for births, deaths, day repair. marriages and civil partnerships, fly tipping, Repairs are recycling centres, care for children and prioritised families, arts and culture. based on risk, and BCC Aylesbury Vale District Council | www. aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk | Tel: 01296 585858 have teams Granting planning approval, building a v a i l a b l e regulations, refuse collection, some public 24 hours a green spaces, public car parks/parking permits, day, seven community centres, council tax collection, days a week. benefits, environmental health, housing advice, Around 2,000 potholes are repaired each licensing, social housing and community safety. month, and the roads are inspected regularly according to a schedule. This means a lot Wendover Parish Council | www.wendover- of potholes will be picked up by these pc.gov.uk | Tel: 01296 623056 inspections and programmed for repair. Street lights - except for on the main roads; Local Produce Market play areas - Ashbrook & Hampden Meadow; open spaces - Ashbrook, Witchell Meadow, Saturday 19 January 9am to 1pm Hampden Meadow and Manor Waste, Manor Waste skate park, weekly market, local produce market, Hampden Pond, allotments; dog waste bins and litter bins in our open spaces, Neighbourhood Plan, HS2 and trees on Parish Council land. Plus devolved services: Grass verge cutting in 30mph and some www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ 40mph zones, some footpath clearance, hedge enforcement and highways sign cleaning and weed killing.

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