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June 2018

Sunday 27 May

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Wendover Celebrates!

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Yes, it’s time for Wendover Celebrates, which has happened every other year since 2012. Beware, Aylesbury Road, Wendover High Street and South Street will have a rolling closure as the Parade moves at walking pace from Ashbrook to the Wendover Campus of Chiltern Way Academy. Please see centre pages, 18 and 19 for map. Full details at https://www.wendovercelebrates.com/

editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX

Follow the signs for a great day out on Sunday 27 May

Bucks Art Weeks

Flags everywhere, celebrating: 23 April, St George & Royal Baby 19 May, Royal Wedding 27 May, Wendover Celebrates 9 June, Trooping the Colour (HMQ official birthday)

9-24 June In mid June we have the opportunity to meet local artists who exhibit their work at about this time every year. Entrance to all exhibitions is FREE. Some artists even open their studios. All are happy to talk about their work - and sell it. This is a brilliant opportunity to buy an original piece of art which could be a very personal present or even become a family heirloom. See page 4 for more details or go to www.bucksartweeks.org,uk.

RAF Flypast

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Tuesday 5 & 19 June at 1.30pm

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

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

£10 Gift voucher for the winner April’s was an olive scoop Open 7 Days a week Free customer car park THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk



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Events Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Cycle Rides and Local Walks Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Children’s Gallery Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. 5 May-30 June: Paul Kidby - Discworld and Beyond. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 34 & 35 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More on pages 34 & 35.

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Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s 2-5pm, HP27 0PG Open Sundays and BH Mondays until 30 roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please September. www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: the June ride start points Regular Events at Wendover Library have been chosen but ride leaders have not; “Learn My Way” computer training 1st please see the website for details. Tuesday of each month, please book. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Knit & Natter, Thursday 7, 10.30am-12.30pm Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, & Tuesday 19, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, showers/changing and café on site. Contact 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. Challenge” ongoing.

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Fri 1, midday, Wendover Library Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 18) runs courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. Children are welcome to come along around midday to chat to them, find out what they co.uk. See events pages 34 & 35. do, have a look at their vehicles and try on their hats! lib-wen@buckscc.gov.uk Charity Coffee Mornings

Thurs, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Drop in, add to the collection pot, and have a Open Evenings cup of coffee, too! Fridays in June, from 6pm, Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane The Club welcomes new members and if Afternoon Tea Sundays, 2.30-5pm, you have ever thought of playing or taking St Mary’s, Wendover part in this popular sport do give it a try. Every Sunday until Please come in trainers or flat-soled shoes; and including 30 Sep everything else will be supplied, www. wendoverbowlsclub.co.uk 2018.

Third Saturday of the Month 9am to 1pm 16 June 18 August

21 July 15 September

Organised and promoted by Wendover Parish Council


Beef, lamb, pork, poultry, game Speciality sausages, bacon pate, pies, Traditional bread, sweet & savoury tarts, cakes, biscuits, pastries Seasonal fruit and vegetables, Free range eggs and cheese Local crafts Homemade jam, marmalade, pickles, local honey Herbaceous, pot and patio plants Chutney, marinades, sauces The Council would like to thank the traders and our customers for making this a popular event in Wendover


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Events BBOWT Talk

Sat 2, 7pm, College Lake “Adventures of an Orchid Hunter’, a talk by Kew botanist Lief Bersweden. Book on www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on.

Halton Singers Social Event

Sat 2, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Halton Singers have been providing entertainment to Halton and Wendover for nearly 50 years. We are known for shows and concerts but decided to put on a social event with local entertainers and a quiz. The aim is that you get to know the individuals who have entertained you over the years.

Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day

Sun 3, 12.30-4pm, Drayton Beauchamp Church HP22 5LS Guided tours of restoration site (apprx 25 minute walk), Sales Stands, Teas and Cakes for sale. Video presentation in Church. Canoe activity on restored canal section. FREE ENTRY AND CAR PARKING (donations welcome). www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk


Sun 3, 4.30pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville Caelesti Vocal Trio from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, with Anouska Stahlmann. Tea and cakes. Donations invited. All proceeds to SWIFT community project. Teas from 4pm. Enquiries 424982.

KEHS Meeting

Tue 5, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “The Decline of Honey Bees and Solitary Bees” Dr Michael KeithLucas, a retired Plant Scientist from Reading University, is also an expert in bee-keeping and is sure to provide a very interesting insight into these fascinating insects. June Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

a li�le bird told me: Buy 9 cards and get the 10th FREE! You don’t have to buy them all at once. Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Oakwood Wellbeing: 20% off first class block booking, saving £16 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades. pete@wendover-computers.co.uk, 0800 3118385, 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm


St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville

27 May Sunday 28 May Monday BH 24 June 29 July Delicious home-made cakes and scones

Flower Festival & Concert

Fri 8-Mon 11, St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough The theme of the Festival is “Eureka” British St Mary’s W Turville - SWIFT Project inventions and discoveries, and will feature 9th June 11am to 4pm over 30 flower arrangements. As part of the Games, coconut shy, raffles, Festival, there will be a music concert by the competitions, sideshows Manor House String Quartet in the flower FREE bouncy castle, Bell tower open filled church at 7.30pm Saturday 9 June. WT School Friday Choir, BBQ, plant stall, new/nearly new stall, teas, ice creams Displays, plans of our community project Under cover if wet Offers of help, donations, sponsors, prizes, etc welcome

Bucks Art Weeks

Sat 9-Sun 24, times & locations vary BUCKS ART WEEKS is the new title for what used to be called “Bucks Open Studios”. The event is Come, eat, play, stay all day now in its 33rd year. It is the largest celebration Enquiries 424982 of Art & Craft in Buckinghamshire. It runs from 9 to 24 June and is FREE to visit. Over 400 artists LEGACY FAIRS and makers will be exhibiting their work in a Antiques & Collectors Market variety of venues throughout the county. Many Thursday 21 June will be opening their studios for the public to 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) come and look at the artists at work. Included Entrance by donation to Charity in this group in Wendover are JEREMY WHITE Wendover Memorial Hall and GODFREY THORPE, who will be opening email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com their ceramic studio and gallery in Walnut Drive


12 Walnut Drive Wendover HP22 6RT

JEREMY WHITE & GODFREY THORPE Wheelthrown And Handbuilt Ceramics For Home & Garden

every day, (see advert page 4), Jeremy will also be exhibiting in the new Buckinghamshire Craft Guild Shop at Layby Farm in Stoke Mandeville. Also at Layby Farm, you’ll find ROS LONG at By Hand Books (see advert page 5). SUSAN GRAY will be working 11am-4pm on selected days in her Studio in Robert Mews, just off Wendover High Street, and SJ AXELBY will be exhibiting in the a little bird gallery in the Barn Courtyard. In Weston Turville, SUSAN LANGFORD will be showing her land and seascapes. There is no charge to see any of these artists at work and you do not have to spend any money, but it is a great opportunity to see some wonderful work, which you may like to purchase, being created - or just be inspired to start being creative yourself. 16-24 June find nine artists & makers exhibiting at St Dunstan’s in Monks Risborough. A commission on all sales goes to church funds. Full details of individual artists and opening times available on the web site www. bucksartweeks.org,uk and in the Free directories available from the Library and a little bird gallery.

Whats on... June 12th Surf & Turf

Come and join us for a steak and seafood night, with a BEBIDAS Y TAPAS 16oz sirloin steak and 4 big gambas a la plancha to share between 2 people.

£22.95 per person

WORKING STUDIO & GALLERY OPEN 9th – 24th JUNE Weekdays 1pm-5pm Sat/Sun 11am-5pm See directory for all details, and on the website www.bucksartweeks.org.uk

June 17th Fathers Day

Treat your Dad to a Tapas Feast this Fathers Day. Presents for all daddies.


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Events St Mary the Virgin Family Fun Day

Other attractions will include a tombola Sat 9, 11am-4pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville and raffle with great prizes. Plus there will Something for everyone! See advert page 4. be lots to keep younger visitors happy with: circus workshops, a magician, a storyteller and face-painting. So it should be a great day Lindengate Fair Sat 9, 12noon-4.30pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD out, with lots to entertain all ages. Local craftspeople are coming to sell their beautiful handmade arts, crafts and artisan foods, plus conservation and animal groups will come and share their knowledge of local wildlife. Some are bringing animals for you to meet: caterpillars with the Butterfly Conservation Society, Rosie the bat with the North Bucks Bat Group and you will have a chance to admire a barn owl with the Bucks Owl and Raptor Group and meet the donkeys from Road Farm Countryways. The cheeky ferrets are back by popular demand! All of this should work up a healthy appetite, so come prepared to enjoy a spread of delicious cakes and cream teas! The BBQ team will be serving burgers, hot dogs and famous halloumi burgers, with homemade salsa from the garden.

Do you paint, draw or take photographs? The Lindengate Fair Competition this year is encouraging everyone to get creative with our ‘Mindful Message’ Competition. See advert front page. Sat 9, 2.30-4.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church HP22 5UJ Chloe Giordano Embroidery - freehand stitching and embroidery to illustrate the natural world. Also, on Sat 30, 10am-4pm - “Making Small Bags from Batik Fabric” workshop with Jennifer Hughes.

Wendover Music Concert

Sat 9, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Michael Collins and Michael McHale bring

July 14th

Visit Stoke Mandeville studio at Layby Farm for beautiful and intriguing books. Open daily 9-24 June for Bucks Art Weeks (no. 116), artist present throughout.


Y TAPAS Come BEBIDAS and join us for a fun evening wine quiz with a tapas banquet. Taste 6 wines blind, each one described by two sommeliers differently; you have to guess who is telling the truth. Prizes for the funniest team name and winners and losers

Spanish Market

Join us on Pound Street, to taste some authentic Spanish produce. Tastings of cheese, meats, sherry & more. Discover authentic Spanish produce & create your Spanish

hamper to re-create the tapas experience in your own home or a gift for a loved one. We will also be serving up churros with hot chocolate dip.


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Handmade Books and Creative Bindings www.byhandbooks.co.uk 07818 448032

The Wendover Society invite you to yet another fantastic

Whats My Wine

£29.95 per person


Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Whats on... July 11th

Ros Long at

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on Sunday 1st July 2018 from 12 noon until 3 pm

Come and enjoy the beauty of the gardens of Bucksbridge House, Heron Path, courtesy of Steve and Alison Louis

You will be serenaded by the sweet tones of

The Melody Room Jazz Band Bring your own food, drink, mat, chairs etc. The family pool will be open should you or your children wish to have a fun swim. Lifeguards will be in attendance The event will again be open to non-members. The cost is £10 per adult to include entry in a prize draw. Children under 14 are admitted free of charge. As numbers are limited early booking is advised.

Please contact Jane Campion (623557) or Forouz Saunders (584095) or e-mail thewendoversociety@outlook.com


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Garden Care & Maintenance


Enjoy your garden . . . . . but not the upkeep? Have it maintained for you. Call Simon Shirley 01296 625053 07836 665512

Cello, piano & music theory teacher a varied programme to life on clarinet and Wendover WI piano. See advert page 2.

Tue 12, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall “Silk for Sundays” is the title and Yvonne Bell will be talking about silk paintings and Open Gardens in June church vestments. Sounds too serious? dates, times & locations as listed Starting with eight open gardens in Buckland Expect much hilarity! Visitors are most on 10 June, 2-5pm - raising funds for All welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 Saints’ Church - June is the traditional start 582318 www.wendoverwi.weebly.com of open gardens in and near Wendover. Two Chiltern Humanists Marie Boyle Sculpture gardens are open for the NGS later in the Choose a job you love and you will never have to month, on 23-24 June 2-5pm - Acer Corner Tue 12, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Lindsay van Dijk is the new Head Chaplain work a day in your life ... Confucius (10 Manor Road) and 11 The Paddocks, both at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, including in Wendover. Acer Corner boasts “a garden SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS packed with plants (no grass) and bursting Amersham and High Wycombe Hospitals. She is only the third atheist/humanist Wendover calm”. 11 The Paddocks is “full of spectacular Chaplain in the NHS, and the first Head Figurative clay modelling for adults delphiniums and scented roses”. Gardens & Chaplain. Come listen to her perspective. All church have refreshments available. All ages and abilities welcome welcome. www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

for children & adults Wendover based rebecca@sackman.co.uk 07812 984236 http://rebecca0388.wixsite.com/music

contact website or call for more information Mobile: 01296 625466 email: info@marieboylesculpture.com www: marieboylesculpture.com

Messy Church

Sun 10, 3.30-5.30pm, starts St Anne’s Hall More fun for all at Messy Church! Everyone is welcome to enjoy activities, a story and song and a meal together. No charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

Craft Group

Wed 13, 10am-12noon, WenChristian Ctre If you enjoy craft, join others with the same interest at Craft Group, initiated by Wendover Free Church. Whatever your craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials

WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL 01296 696822 Headteacher: Gareth Mirams NOR 380

SCHOOL CARETAKER SALARY £18,703 - £21,008 pa Required as soon as possible


We are seeking to appoint a hardworking, energetic and selfstarting individual to fill this important role within our friendly school community. Applications are invited from self-motivated and reliable candidates with proven DIY skills, who will take a pride in their work and our school environment. This varied and busy role involves a wide range of duties including security, repairs & maintenance, heating, lighting, health & safety. Previous school experience and/or health and safety knowledge would be an advantage but full training will be provided if required. This post is for 37 hours a week, 52 weeks pa (5 weeks’ holiday entitlement) with a flexible working pattern (split shift). Job shares will be considered. Please contact Catriona Martin, School Business Manager, 01296 696822 option 4 or finance@wendoverjunior.co.uk for further details of this position.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 15 June Wendover CE Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references (including current employer). 6

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Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, HP22 5LX

Everyone is welcome, no matter how flexible you are Booking is required please contact: info@oakwood.org.uk | T. 01296 823 044

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if possible. And if you don’t have a current Summer Fair project, come anyway and see what others Sat 16, 10am-3pm, Fiona Faber Floral are doing. Refreshments at about 11am. Homewares, cards, food & drink, and more! See advert page 4.

Wendover Memorial Hall AGM

Wed 13, 7.15pm, Memorial Hall Book Club The Management Committee of the Sat 16, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre Memorial Hall is holding its AGM. All There is always a warm welcome for anyone welcome. Contact angelawmh@aol.co.uk. who enjoys reading. No set books, just interesting conversation about what we have AC, B & DB Horticultural Society been reading and what we recommend. We Wed 13, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS “Preparing for the Summer Show”. www. will start with coffee & biscuits or cake. astonclintonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

Bucks Family History Society


Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “The Darkest Hour”, 21 award nominations, winning Gary Oldman a number of best actor awards, is a must-see. Local artist won best make-up Oscar. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Father’s Day Tapas

Aston Wine Club

Sun 17, Tres Corazones, 4 Pound Street Fri 15, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Wendover NEWS AdBook Sept a 2018.pdf 15/05/2018 table to1treat dad this 19:30 Father’s Day! Guy Boursot - Wines of Burgundy. For details See advert page 4. contact info@astonwineclub.co.uk.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Bon voyage Dr Withers

Dr Jo Withers will be leaving us at the end of June after more than 20 years at Wendover, to pursue her ambition to sail around the world. Her patients are invited to a farewell gathering on Thursday 21 June from 1-2pm in the Meeting Room at the Health Centre. We wish her all the very best for her travels. Dr Withers’ patients are welcome to register with any of the GPs at the Health Centre who have an open list. Please speak to Reception.

School of Art

Medicines for Hay Fever

The peak of the hay fever season is June and July when grass pollen levels are highest. If you suffer from hay fever you should start preventive medication before the season commences. All recommended medicines including antihistamines such as cetirizine or loratadine, steroid nasal sprays (e.g. beclometasone), and sodium cromoglicate eye C drops, are available over the counter at pharmacies. In line with NHS policy, we do not provide prescriptions for such medicines except where the use of a given medicine M falls outside its license. Your pharmacist will advise if this is the case. A number of nondrug measures help reduce exposure to pollens, including rubbing Vaseline aroundY the nostrils and using special filters in cars and vacuum cleaners. For more information see CM https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/.

Travel Health

Sat 16, 2pm, Turnfurlong Jr School HP21 7PL Talk: Coroner’s Inquests. Speaker Dr Kathy Chater will demonstrate that records of Inquests are fascinating. Entry £4, all welcome. www.bucksfhs.org.uk



at St. Anne’s Hall in the centre of WENDOVER new term starts September 2018

MONDAY 11:30AM - 2PM


(10 weeks)



Are you planning to travel overseas this summer and think you may need vaccinations or CY other help to keep healthy? We offer a private travel service for our patients, with a limited CMY number of travel appointments with our specially trained nurses. To get the ball rolling please complete our travel form (downloadable from www.westongrove.com “Travel Room”) at least 8-10 weeks before you plan to travel and submit it to Reception. WeK can provide prescriptions for medicines that may be required for some destinations, e.g. for prevention of malaria or altitude sickness, and antibiotics. Please be aware that the NHS does not cover the cost of such prescriptions, so the full price must be met by the traveller.



(10 weeks)


Changes to our Opening Hours

We will close at 1pm on Wed 13 June and Tue 10 July for staff training. At all times when we are closed, please use the NHS 111 service if you require urgent medical help.

Active Bucks

The benefits of exercise are now indisputable for everyone, including those with long term conditions like COPD, heart disease and even cancer, and all ages including the very elderly. Yet in Bucks 1 in 4 adults, and 60% of older people, are inactive. Get started with a free trial voucher for over 1500 activities including walking, gym, swimming, dance, martial arts, badminton, tennis, and yoga from http://activebucks.co.uk/. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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To enrol or for more information on our courses visit

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The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Day Nursery

Living Well with the Impact of Cancer

Thu 21 & 28, 10am-5pm, Missenden Abbey Penny Brohn UK delivers its next course, which can be attended at any stage of illness, and supporters are welcome. FREE. 0303 3000 118

Where children are unfolded, not moulded

Wendover Horticultural Society

Thu 21, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room No speaker this month; members’ meeting featuring a gardening DVD.

Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust

• Located in Wendover • For children aged 3–5 years

Thu 21, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Talk on ‘Oil painting restoration’ by Mike Harrison.

• Based on the Forest School ethos of child-led learning

Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk

• 80% of the time spent outdoors

Sat 23 from midnight, starts/finishes Aylesbury College Visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/events/midnightwalk/ for details & registration - open to anyone age 11 or over on the day.

• Follows the EYFS framework • Encourages fantastic social, academic and emotional development through craft, cultivation and skills based

11 Plus Anxiety Management Course

Sat 23, 9.30am-12.30pm, venue tbc Is 11 Plus prep affecting your family? Learn more page 31.


Smile Design Open Day

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For more information, please contact:

Sat 23, 10am-4pm, 33 High Street Gain information about any aspect of your dental health. Advert below.

Registered address: 38 Earl Howe Road, Holmer Green, Bucks HP15 6PX

Smile Design Dental Practice Open Day 23rd June 10am – 4pm General dentistry

Please join us for some bubbly and an informal chat about concerns you may have with

Cosmetic dentistry

any aspect of your dental health

Orthodontics (braces)

or how to achieve a beautiful smile.


Facial aesthetics demonstrations occurring

Facial aesthetics

throughout the day 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Open day offers 10% reduction on facial aesthetic treatments booked on the day

10% reduction on new patient examinations and Plans starting from just £11 per month

assessments booked on the day Take home whitening strips only £45

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Events For the Love of Violins

Sat 23, time tbc, The Lee Old Church HP16 9LZ Royal College of Music exhibition scholar Anna De Bruin and her beloved Italian violin bring their harmony to this concert also featuring pianist Olwen Morris. Tickets £15 each, in advance from Pam on 01494 837501 or Jilly on 01494 837205.

Randall. £2 members, £3 visitors. More on www.wthsoc.org.uk.

Mixed Netball Tournament

Sat 30, 11am, John Colet School £50 entry fee per team and all abilities are welcome. Beer, BBQ and family fun! wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com

Static Cycle Ride for Chilterns MS Centre Coming Soon - Save the Date!

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WENDOVER REMEMBERS – JUNE 1918 In June 1918 the great German offensives on the Western Front were finally checked. Heavy fighting took place along the River Aisne where American forces played a major part in retaking Chateau Thierry. French troops stopped the Germans from advancing on Compiegne. In Italy, the Austro-Hungarians were repulsed by a combined British, French and Italian army. The British Independent Air Force was formed for the strategic bombing of German cities and factories. At sea, near Fastnet, the British hospital ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed with the loss of 244 lives. At home the Bucks Herald reported that the Wendover Prisoner of War Fund had been able to adopt 6 more prisoners and had accepted responsibility for sending them food parcels. Three of the six were old school friends from Wendover, Privates Harry Caudrey, Leslie Wood and William Deering. In June 1918 Wycombe Rural District Council informed the Parish Council that 30 houses were to be built in Wendover and asked for two representatives to sit on the committee to select a site or sites. Although it was thought very necessary to have the scheme prepared, the erection of the houses would not take place until after the war. By January 1921 some of the houses were ready for occupation. They were built in the newly

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At the annual meeting of the North Bucks Congregational Union three ministers were congratulated for volunteering for temporary service with the Y. M. C. A. One of those ministers was the Rev William Williams of the Wendover Congregational Church who later wrote of his experiences in the Wendover Magazine. Initially attached to a Bakery Camp in the centre of Dieppe which supplied bread to over a million men every day he learnt the routine of life behind the lines. He later moved to a camp on the hill above Dieppe. He wrote – “The camp itself is a remount camp, with stabling accommodation for two thousand horses. These horses were brought over by boat from England to the docks at Dieppe, from whence they were fetched by the men and brought up to our camp. Once or twice a


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If you would like to be involved in what is happening at the Centre or have questions about our vision, please contact one of the following • Paul Hammett – Youth Worker & Youth Work Co-ordinator – paul@ wendoveryouth.co.uk • Becky Murgatroyd – Senior Youth Worker – becky@wendoveryouth. co.uk • Tony Playle – Chair of Trustees - tony.playle@btinternet.com

the fact that the school is a Dementia Friendly organisation. We will be on Manor Waste during the morning, talking to the public about our work and the project. We also continue to strengthen our links with Lindengate and are looking forward to a visit there next month.

We have been thinking about Awe and Wonder this term. Children have been encouraged to reflect on how much wonder there is in the natural world and challenged to explore the local environment, looking at things from a different perspective. ‘Our Brain’ was also a theme used to consider the wonders of the human brain, comparing With the input of many individuals as well as the financial support it to the world’s fastest computer. of the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust and Wendover Parish Council, the Trustees have accomplished the objectives set out in our Business Children have been very busy in all aspects of the curriculum. Year Plan put in place when we took over the running of the Youth Centre 6 concluded their work on WWI, performing songs, readings and in 2011. However, we now need your input to help us develop a prayers in an audio recording. In Year 5, children have been immersed in a study of Ancient Greece, thoroughly enjoying a visiting theatre vision for the future needs of young people in Wendover. company. In lower key stage two, Year 4 had a successful visit to You can do this by completing a short survey which you can access Henley to investigate rivers and Year 3 has completed their study on from the following link (it estimates it should take no more than a the Stone Age, making bread and producing their own cave paintings. few minutes to complete) – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDX8Y38 Our School Council is preparing for Thursday 24 May when we will be Thank you in anticipation. joining in the Wendover Dementia Action Alliance Day to celebrate As you may recall from the February issue, the Trustees of Wendover Youth Centre are planning for the future and are really interested to hear the views of the whole community about the current provision for young people.



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The building works to expand our school are progressing well: two brand new classrooms are in operation and the children and teachers are delighted with them. Sadly, both the John Hampden School and Wendover CE Juniors are suffering from unwanted visitors during the evenings and weekends who cause damage and leave behind a lot of litter. If you believe that someone you know may be trespassing, please help them and us by reminding them that this is a criminal offence and it may incur a hefty fine. We are keeping the police informed through CCTV monitoring and they are patrolling the campus regularly. We are always keen to further strengthen our links with the local community and would welcome more volunteers in school. If you can give just a little time as a volunteer, then please contact the school office: admin@wendoverjunior.co.uk. Gareth Mirams, Headteacher

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The Chilterns MS Centre provides treatment and services to over 550 people a year living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties. MS is a disease of the central nervous system that can lead to progressive disability and there is no cure. Symptoms can affect people in different ways so there is no “one solution fits all” treatment. Through physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy, complementary and occupational therapies, the Centre helps its members gain greater control over their MS, empowering them to lead happy and healthy lives. This type of long term support is not available on the NHS and many people using the Centre have described it as a lifeline. The Chilterns MS Centre doesn’t just focus on medical treatments. It also offers support in other ways, including a social group, art therapy and gardening group. These give additional support through shared experiences and friendship, as well as helping people to do something they love, like painting or tending to flowers. One of the benefits of the Centre is that it also supports the families and carers of those affected by MS too, through counselling, physiotherapy and support groups. The Centre costs over £1 million pounds to run each year and receives only 10% funding from the NHS. It therefore relies on the generous donations from its members, the general public and business in the area. One way in which people can make a donation is by doing

a challenge event to raise money from friends and family. Ben Parry is one such person. He is riding 250k around Wendover on the longest day (24 June) to raise awareness of MS and raise money for the Centre, as it supports his wife Abi, who has MS. “This is a charity very close to my heart as my wonderful and amazing wife, Abi, suffers from MS. The staff at the Chilterns MS centre provide her with support when needed, and ongoing treatment.... so now I want to give something back! I’m inspired by the work of Chilterns MS Centre and wanted to support them by raising money so that they can provide treatment to more people.” Ben Parry.

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Don't forget that the Parade is gathering at Ashbrook Playing Field, also known as Castle Park, Aylesbury Road, HP22 6AD from 10am on Sunday 27 May. Judging will take place at 11.30am. The map, right, on this page shows the Parade Route. Find your perfect position to see the Parade pass by from 12 noon. The Parade will go along Aylesbury Road then up the High Street and along South Street. Many spectators will choose to walk to the Carnival ground via Heron Path as shown on the map. Others may wish to follow the Parade then pass down Church Lane to the pedestrian entrance as shown.

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We have TWO MAIN STAGES this year featuring a diverse, non-stop, range of music and entertainment. The line-up will include sets from our local young DJ Freddie de Monte, see article on page 33, and many familiar favourites returning by popular demand. As last time, there will be a special Children's Firework display at 6:15pm so that tired little ones can leave the site happy with their special day out. The party continues to the headline act A Little Bit Country ending with the Firework Finale at 10:15pm and this will be to the usual brilliant standard. Full details in the programme.

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Bypass Noise In the May edition, Andrew Burnett wrote about the £1.5m provided through HS2 to mitigate noise from the A413 bypass. Currently Bucks County Council see the solution as a 4 metre (13 foot) high fence or noise barrier. There is, however, another alternative available that better meets the objective. Whatever solution is adopted will directly impact the quality of life of many Wendover residents for the next 40 years. Residents will surely want the best available option to be included in the BCC consultation expected shortly rather than the single “take it or leave it” option of a barrier.

that a low noise surface will be worn out prematurely by HS2 construction traffic and clogged by mud. However, traffic (and HGV) volumes are much higher on another road where this surface is being used. Highways England regard mud as dangerous and require clear “haul” roads, reflected in HS2’s Code of Construction Practice. HS2 vehicles must be cleaned. Modern power washing equipment is very effective and, according to the HS2 contractor who spoke at the Parish Meeting, is already being used on vehicles coming from the Nash Lee Road mitigation site. It has also been suggested that HGV engine There is clear evidence noise is not reduced from an independent and specialist study but it is in fact included in the noise model commissioned by BCC last year that a Very which demonstrates vLNS provides the best Low Noise Surface (vLNS) is a much more outcomes. effective alternative that will provide better noise reduction for five times more people Is an alternative feasible? Timing is tight in Wendover. but there is a window of opportunity before major HS2 works begin in Bucks. Going with noise barriers would be HS2 will consider a more effective option administratively simpler but according to provided there is a strong case supported by the new evidence would not be as effective. Wendover in the forthcoming consultation. Also barriers would be visually intrusive We strongly support BCC working up the and there are concerns that prevailing vLNS option in addition to the barrier one wind off Coombe Hill would reduce barrier so that residents can express their view on effectiveness and cause the perverse the best solution for Wendover. All the facts outcome of reflecting train noise from about available options need to be set out in the Chiltern Line back towards Wendover the consultation document so residents can (whereas the benefits of a low noise surface make an informed choice. would be unaffected). There is more information about the options What are the objections to a low noise at: https://tinyurl.com/noisebarrier. surface? Firstly it has been suggested Jenny Senior John Mayhead Dale Smith

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which helps with this and, importantly as we are not getting any younger, not having But we have produced grapes - enough in to bend double to pick the grapes later in the first year to make 1100 bottles of fizz – the year. and we’ve had very favourable comments on it. There are more and more vineyards being We are not doing this as a commercial venture; we would need 25 times the size and a fistful of biochemistry degrees, I’ve discovered. To get a yield of up to 3 tonnes per acre, everything, including our ever fickle weather, would need to be just right – from the soil nutrients to the skills involved in winter and summer pruning and identifying worrying marks and appearances on leaves, grapes and vines. It’s a whole new world! But vines are hardy and quite difficult to kill. The pleasure of the harvest in mid-October comes second (of course) to the pleasure of drinking wine from locally grown vines. After our first, when we had about 15 helpers for picking (the vendange to us now we are vignerons) and at the lunch hosted by Antony and Carol afterwards, Antony was heard to comment “not bad for beginners”. We were elated. Now, three years on, Chris has moved westwards but still comes up to mow, prune and spray and my brother, Ric, has joined us. We are just about to start our mildew control programme for the season and we’re hoping that the frosts forecast for this week (when I’m writing this piece) won’t trouble our delicate buds which have started bursting a little early this year. Our trellis system is quite high off the ground


planted in the UK – the UK Vineyard Association report that in 2015 over 5,000,000 bottles were produced and a record 1m vines will be planted over the next 12 months, enough to produce 2m more bottles of wine a year. It’s virtually impossible to pick up a paper nowadays without some reference to the burgeoning UK wine industry where our quality “British Fizz” (a term coined by a New York bar owner) is winning international awards every step of the way. It’s great to feel part of this in an, admittedly, very small way. Sometimes, just sitting on a log in the vineyard on a clear day brings me close to a real sense of peace - Ah I hear you say, only until HS2 comes to town. Well, maybe it’s just good to enjoy things while we can. Cheers…… A summer postscript: Well, the air frost did hit us at the end of April (and we were not alone – even down as far as the south of France!). The buds were just budding and it took virtually everything. But Nature is a wonderful thing and secondary buds appeared and have caught up remarkably quickly. Not as many, of course, but I think we may have something if the weather holds and these later grapes can ripen. More to come! Patrick Hurd Hale Valley Vineyard

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Lucy Adler and Stephanie Hares from Sparrowhawks Netball Club thanked the Trustees for their support over 3 years. The 2017 grant enabled the Sparrowhawks to set up their Junior Club. Since 2014 the Sparrowhawks have gone from being a one team Club which lost all its games in their first season to a two adult and one junior team Club which has a good reputation within the Aylesbury and District League. Their annual mixed netball tournament takes place on 30 June (see article page 28).

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Wendover in the 1950s Editor’s Note: In the May 2018 print edition of Wendover News, Tribute was paid to John Michael Cockle. As promised, these are some of his memories of life in Wendover. I’d leave my home at the King & Queen pub on South Street and straight away I’d bump into Mr Burch and Mr Smith coming out of the H. Wood builders yard. In the joinery shop I’d see Tom Smith and “Dicky’’ Burch, two highly skilled carpenters who would be heading off with their tool bags hanging on their bicycles.

(the estimator and one of the bosses of H Wood builders). He was also known as Lord Boddington, and always wore very smart country gentleman type clothes, often plus fours. He was a major Wendover character and for many years Church Warden and a Wendover School Governor. He would be seen around Wendover with his yardstick under his arm and his pipe, measuring up for repair work on such places as the Red Lion, the Lord of the Manor’s cottages or Doctor Orme’s house.


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Further on my way to school, I would pass the gates of Floyd’s Yard - at one time a blacksmith’s owned by the Floyd Family, sons of whom still lived in the cottage by the entrance to the yard. There I’d also see ‘Fred’ or ‘Wooder’, another of the bosses of H. Wood Builder - but one who preferred to work with the tools rather than in the office. This man was a real painter, decorator and sign writer. His overalls were usually covered in paint, he always wore a black beret and rode a fold up commando bike. He’d been a prisoner of war in World War I and had suffered a bayonet wound. He could tell naughty jokes for days on end without repeating himself, and had painted most of the pictorial pub signs in the Wendover area including at the time the White Swan, Red Lion, King & Queen, and the now-closed Fox at Dunsmore.

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Further on down South Street, Mr George the collector for ‘Pearl’ Insurance would also be leaving his home (now the children’s nursery) which was Bacombe Lodge, a guest house. Fascinatingly all the local children thought this house to be haunted, with the cellars below ground and the gratings on the footpath were where we thought a hand might reach out and pull you in! The next property belonged to Mr & Mrs Wheeler who also ran a grocer’s shop in the High Street. As I skipped along, the next sight would be Mrs Dean’s sweet shop. Dean’s shop was a child’s delight, and we’d so enjoy purchasing a coloured drink in here for a penny. On some days we queued up outside this shop with our ration books to purchase sweets, which in those days were all on display in enormous glass jars. We would ask for two ounces, the sweets were weighed and then put into a bag. Another treat at Dean’s shop was the fresh bread, or Banbury Buns, and sometimes Smith’s crisps which came with a little blue bag to hold the salt. Everyone knew Mrs Dean and later it was her son Jack who took over the shop with his wife Jean.

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Wendover Choral Society “I didn’t realize such things happened songs by Vaughan Williams and John in Wendover!” exclaimed one audience Tavener’s poignant Song for Athene. member at the end of Wendover Choral The varied, surprising concert was the Society’s rousing summer concert. brainchild of choir conductor Peter Bassano, “Such things” included a stunning who studied and worked with Sir Thomas, performance by internationally-renowned Wallace and Horowitz. baritone Sir Thomas Allen, who stood within touching distance of the front row as he gave “(Horowitz) must be one of the very few a dramatic, heartfelt rendition of the title Austrian born Jews forced to flee their role of Samson, accompanied by the choir, homeland to save their lives, who is still alive,” in the oratorio written by Joseph Horowitz. said Bassano. “To see him still enthusiastic and full of life for a 92 year old is inspiring.” Even when not singing, Sir Thomas wowed the audience with a powerful narration for Inspiring was not the word that immediately Philip Wilby’s Pilgrim’s Progress, performed came to mind when a purposeful Horowitz by the City of Cambridge Brass Band. Also walked slowly and ominously towards featured in Pilgrim’s Progress, as well as Edward the stage during the last rehearsal of his Lear’s Shylock, was John Wallace CBE, who demanding music. But all trepidation was demonstrated the subtlety of the trumpet dispelled when he memorably told the choir and cornet. These astonishing performances to hold onto a particular note while singing prompted several to comment, “I wasn’t a brass of Samson and the Philistines’ demise, to make sure they were “good and dead”. fan, but…this has completely converted me.” Lowering the decibels, the choir evoked a Inspired? WCS rehearse at St Mary’s on Thursdays different mood with complex unaccompanied at 7.45 pm (rehearsals restart in September).

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Crime Sadly our bird hide at Weston Turville Reservoir was seriously damaged one night around 27 April. The vandals not only trashed the roof and side screens, which have had to be removed, but also attempted to start a fire. They used bark they stripped from the surrounding trees and this valuable habitat for nesting birds will have to be felled. The fishing club’s installations were

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magnificent 155 not out, assisted by Duncan Peter Bird Garden Design Wingfield’s 79. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 135 with Jonathan Seabrook RHS Medal Winning Designer taking 4 for 33. Reports of matches can be offering an individual and creative design, found on the website www.wendovercc. construction and planting service If you like the look of us and have an interest play-cricket.com. call Peter on 01296 622790 in art do think about joining and get in touch www.peterbirddesign.co.uk via the site or by writing to The Secretary, Wendover Football Club Wendover Art Club, 75 Perry Street, Wendover Win! Wendover HP22 6DJ. Our first team have ended the season Village Housekeepers Have a super summer and maybe see some on a high after winning the Tom Sparkes Ironing Service! League Cup Final at Tring Athletic Stadium of you come September. Free collection and return on Monday 30 April. After a tense game Call FIONA on the cup was won after a nail biting penalty Wendover Cricket Club shoot out. This is a fantastic achievement 01296 625433 Wendover U14’s enjoyed a comprehensive for the club and we would like to thank our Mob: 07922259360 victory at Berkhamsted in an early season ever passionate and vocal supporters for friendly; Marc Weltenius hitting 30 retired. cheering us on on the night. ELAINE MACWHIRTER The U15’s beat Cublington in the 1st round Chartered Physiotherapist of the Bucks Cup; Sam Holcroft 41* and Will The end of the season sees two of our Pilates and Tai Chi Instructor New Classes at Lindars 50 retired were the main contributors favourite and long standing players leave the BML STUDIO Wendover in our 129-3. In reply, Cublington only made club. Scott Thomson our Number 1, who has Thurs 12.45 Tai Chi & 14.00 Pilates 86-7 with the wicket-takers being Hirshal been protecting our goal for over 10 years, is Contact 07515252331 Patel (3-9), Abdullah Gohar (2-6) and Holcroft leaving a big hole in both our club and behind est. 2007 www.physioandpilatesinbucks.com (2-12). The U10’s also had a winning start our bar. His gloves will be hard to fill but being in the Bucks League Division 2 by beating an original Wendover boot boy we know Cookham Dean in a pairs format game by 12 he’ll never be far from the club. The second Bowen Technique & runs, 245 for 7 v 233 for 9. player to leave is Aaron ‘Baz’ Huddlestone Amatsu Therapy who is a firm favourite both on and off the A different approach The senior sides began with 2 wins on a pitch. His commitment and determination to physical therapy miserably cold April weekend. Wendover will certainly be missed around the club. 127-9 in 40 overs, Anshuman Pandit 30 Innovative, caring and then bowled Little Marlow out for 97, Our next event will be our annual five a side physical support and advice Jonathan Seabrook 3-19. Kensworth made tournament which is set to take place at the Back Pain • Stiffness • Sciatica 157-6 before Wendover romped to victory beginning of August, keep an eye on our • Neck Shoulder & Jaw Problems by 9 wickets with Matt Smalley-Harris 60* Facebook page for further updates. • Stress related tension and Nick Morley 51. We are still looking for a Manager for both • Chronic pain The 1st XI in the Mid Bucks League started our First and Reserve Teams. If you are or Est. 2007 Clinics in Wendover and Chesham with a comprehensive 130 run victory over you know someone who would be interested Bourne End. Batting first, Wendover racked in applying for either position, then please t 01296 625098 m 07985 044771 w anniehamilton.co.uk up 265 for 2 with George Robinson hitting a contact the club via our Facebook page.

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Church and the Chiltern Way Academy Buckinghamshire County Council have been roughly anywhere between Aylesbury Rd, given Assurances relating to HS2. Money South St and the Bypass. from HS2 Ltd is available to pay for these The upside is that a great many homes, the very specific projects. church and the Academy will be quieter if 1. A cycleway/footpath that will create the barriers are built. a route from the Small Dean/Dunsmore Lane area, cutting down into the Hale Rd, The downside is that the barriers may be to Wendover and onward, on an improved visually unattractive. They are, though, iteration of the existing shared space, largely invisible from homes and from most towards Aylesbury. This is a £400,000 scheme of Wendover. Careful planting and design that will create a link for pedestrians, cyclists can reduce the visual impact on motorists and mobility scooter users to travel in safety and walkers. When it comes to ugliness from the centre of Wendover to the London though, the barriers will be dwarfed by the Rd. There are now some timing issues with scale and impact of the HS2 build. this proposal as HS2’s design for the Small Dean viaduct over the A413 seems to leave What about Low Noise Surfacing? As a Parish Council, having considered the no room for a cycleway at present. technical reports and taken advice from 2. The £1.5 million project to erect 4m the Highway Authority, we accept that high noise barriers along much of the A413 the barriers offer a benefit. One man has Wendover Bypass, on the northeastern side, suggested that Low Noise Surfacing (LNS) is from the southern roundabout to beyond more effective. Folly Bridge. Modelling shows a significant reduction in traffic noise, particularly the LNS absorbs the rolling component of traffic noise from engines, transmissions and noise. Tyre noise in the main. That’s fine for exhausts. That’s the main noise associated high speed roads and clean roads. The A413 with HGVs and motorbikes. HS2 Ltd estimate is to become a main route for tippers full of that HGV traffic will increase by a minimum mud. It’s unlikely to be either high speed or of 70% during 2 to 3 years of the railway’s clean. Cleanliness is important as clogging construction. The scheme benefits a great the voids in LNS stops it working, and it’s number of residential properties, St Mary’s difficult to clean.

For road safety reasons the Parish Council has resolved to work with BCC to get the speed limit on the bypass lowered during the HS2 construction period. This should also reduce traffic noise. We also resolved to ask for LNS when the HS2 project is finished and the road will no doubt need resurfacing before it gets back to normal. For clarification 1. This is a Bucks CC project. 2. The Parish Council and the Wendover Society support it. 3. The HS2 Money is for Cycleways and Noise Barriers. 4. There is no money allocated to alternative surfaces. 5. Alternative noise mitigation such as low noise surfacing is not as good as barriers for low speed HGV noise. 6. Engineers at HS2, Bucks CC, Jacobs and others who have look at it calculate the barriers reduce traffic noise better than suggested alternatives. 7. No action is an option. That’s no barriers or no cycleways, they are not linked, and the allocated money remains with HS2 Ltd. In the end it will be up to you. Residents of Wendover will be asked to comment, through a Bucks CC consultancy process, on these two proposals. Please take part. Tom Walsh, Wendover Parish Council

RAF Halton Rocket Car Challenge

Children from 12 schools from the area around RAF Halton have taken place in the regional final of ‘Race For The Line’, the building and racing of a self-made Rocket Car. The Regional Final allowed the two fastest teams from each school to visit RAF Halton to race for a place in the National Final. Two schools were forced to drop out at the last minute but the remaining schools brought 19 teams, four pupils per team, to the race. Each team started to design and build their new Rocket Car from scratch under the same rules and parameters as before, making it as light and aerodynamic as possible. The 30

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build phase was finished by lunch time with a wide variety of designs and fun ideas on show. All the work and ideas came from the pupils with organiser, Chf Tech Stu Dutton, having to tell numerous teachers to step away often, as they also got engrossed in the new project wanting to produce the best car. After lunch and visiting the Trenchard Museum, the Rocket Car racing started with 19 cars on the starting line, in front of the Tornado on Henderson Parade Square. With the sun out for the day the pupils were in

good vocal form counting down for each car to be Rocket Initiated and sent across the Finish Line. The racing went amazingly well, with only one misfire and one to be re-run after hitting the timing gate due to a gust of wind. The second car raced on the day, team MMA from Chalfonts Community College in Gerrards Cross, were the winners by some way, producing a car that clocked a time of 19.7 milli-seconds (113 mph). They now progress to the National Final on 28 June.

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Tribute: Sister Shonat Fiddes All midwives are special, but some are exceptional, and one of the best of those, Shonat Fiddes, died on her 91st birthday, 28 March 2018. Shonat’s friend, Ann Stowers, has been able to confirm that Shonat died peacefully in her own home in Halifax.

stay with the mother throughout labour, and visited new mums and babies every day for a full two weeks after the birth to help with care of both so she had a particularly keen understanding of the issues and difficulties of those early days after birth, and her calm manner and practical support were much appreciated.

Sister Fiddes was a beloved nurse who served Wendover from the late 1950s to 1975 and will be remembered by many for being a “proper, old-fashioned midwife/ District Nurse”. She was born into the fishing community of Old Aberdeen where she grew up. In acknowledgement of this, she was described by her good friend Ann Stowers as “Twinkling Granite”. Her father served as an engineer with the Arctic Convoys but did not return. Her mother refused to admit her for Higher Education so she trained in secretarial and book-keeping. By 19 she had registered for general training as a nurse and then specialised in mid-wifery. She never looked back. A committed Christian, Shonat was only prevented from missionary work by TB. Instead she worked with the Ranyard Mission Nursing service in Kensington - “Call the Midwife” was very much her territory. She worked by the principle that everyone she met should benefit from her care; thus she became part of the family for so many locally both, young and old.

“After working well together for so many years, I was very sad to lose her when she moved from the practice, but many families in Wendover still have happy and grateful memories of her.”

Sister Fiddes was a midwife for Sylvia’s youngest child in 1964. “Not only was she a support during pregnancy and delivery, but also very importantly in the months and years after producing our babies. Drop in sessions at the Health Centre and Monday Club provided gentle advice and a shoulder to cry on. Many of us kept in touch over the years, updating her on our babies and then their babies! Shonat, Sister Fiddes, brought joy to the world and will be missed by many.” wrote Cate Bowley, Clare Owen, and Jane Rutland. Dr Riley remembers: “Quite simply, Sister Fiddes was the best midwife I ever worked with. (As Squadron Leader in charge of Obstetrics and Gynae at RAF Halton Hospital, I had worked with a fair number by the time I moved to take over Obstetrics within the Wendover GP practice in 1957).

Sylvia Levitt, a member of Wendover Free Church, an amalgamation of Wendover Baptist and United Reformed (formerly Congregational) Churches, remembers Shonat as an enthusiastic member of the congregation at Wendover Baptist Church. “We were a good team: she always knew The building is still in South Street. Inevitably, when to call me in. In those days, we would

Christopher Dean wrote, “Sister Fiddes was a rock to my entire family when I was growing up. We even went Carol Singing with her and she sent me a present every Christmas. My Grandmother became difficult when she was ill but Shonat rose above it all and soon Grandma became putty in her hands. She ended up being friends with Mum right up until Mum passed away and then she became my friend. She really will be missed by many.” Shonat Fiddes moved up to Halifax when home deliveries were being phased out in Buckinghamshire, and our loss was Yorkshire’s gain. She was definitely missed when she left Wendover and there is no doubt that she will be sadly missed by those whose lives she touched in Halifax where she retrained to be a Health Visitor when over 50. She continued to be an engaged member of her church, and showing an example of faith in action in the work place. She firmly believed that prayer is work and work is prayer but was always happy to sing for the Lord, too - she joined her first church choir aged 6. Her funeral was at Lee Mount Baptist Church, Halifax, on 27 April.

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Freddie moved to Wendover just before his first birthday in 2005 with his parents Tim & Kate and his brother Josh. He enrolled at Little Acorns Kindergarten and worked his way through John Hampden Infant School, Wendover Juniors and is currently enjoying school life at the John Colet School.....well as much as a 13 year old boy would enjoy school anyway!

audience and at the same time earn some pocket money! Next up he was asked to DJ at the John Colet School fundraiser which helped raise money for pupils to take part in the World Challenge in Nepal. The disco was a great success and as a result Freddie was asked to become the John Colet resident DJ, performing at 3 more school discos.

At the age of five, Freddie joined the local Karate Club, where he trained 2 to 3 times a week. After 5 years of dedicated training and many dan gradings, Freddie successfully managed to achieve the grade of black belt. Having reached this milestone he turned his attention to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and joined the McLeod Academy in Aylesbury where he is currently studying various DJing at the Tropicana Beach Club, Mykonos martial arts such as Muay Thai and Combat Submission Wrestling to name a few. On holiday on the Greek Island of Mykonos, he managed to persuade the resident DJ at the Freddie also has a passion for rugby where World famous Tropicana Beach Club to let him he represents both the school and also join him on the decks and play a set. During Aylesbury Rugby Club. His school PE teacher the stay he also managed to get exclusive Mr Anns has really encouraged the boys in entry into the Cava Paradiso Club which hosts his year to join the rugby club and as a result some of the biggest DJs in the world. they have managed to compete strongly at the Emerging School Rugby sessions held at Over the last couple of years Freddie has been Aylesbury RFC last term. lucky enough to DJ at numerous events and At the age of 10 Freddie started to get into Dance parties, including a young Italian lady’s 21st Music after watching an MTV documentary Birthday, which proved to be a real challenge about international DJ David Guetta. For given he had to build an entire Italian Christmas that year his parents bought him playlist. He also performed at the Aylesbury some Pioneer DJ Decks and from that moment Cheerleading Academy summer presentation on he fell in love with DJing! He spends hours ceremony and recently played a set on the on end learning various DJ mixing techniques as beach in Goa, India on Christmas Day. well as everything there is to know about the As a result of DJing Freddie has managed to Electronic Dance Music industry. save enough money to buy new decks, top In November 2016 Freddie performed of the range speakers and an array of lights. at his first event, a friend of the family’s 50th Birthday party, which gave him the On top of DJing Freddie spends time opportunity to play live in front of an producing dance music using various music

production software and hopes that one day he will produce a chart topping hit record. In March this year Freddie started DJing live on I’m In Radio, which is an online digital radio station based in Watford. The station invites DJs from around the UK to showcase their skills live on air. They also run an Academy that teaches young DJs the art of radio presenting, music production, sound engineering, graphic design and lyric writing. Freddie really loves the adrenaline rush of playing live and enjoys spinning a wide variety of genres, from Hip Hop to House, Rare Grove to Grime, Drum & Base to Dub Reggae. Freddie plays live on air every Saturday between 12 - 1pm so if you’re looking for the latest tracks or want to sit back and listen to some classics, tune into www. iminradio.com

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Half Term Events, Waterstone's, Chesham HP5 1EG Emergency Services visit Wendover Community Library - bring the children!, see page 2 Wendover Bowls Club Open Days, every Friday in June, Dobbins Lane, see page 2 Children's Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 BBOWT Talk - "Adventures of an Orchid Hunter", Gt Missenden Mem Hall, see page 3 Halton Singers Spring Social, Halton Village Hall, see page 3 BBOWT Orchid Walks - Sun 03, Sat 09, Sun 10, times & locations vary, see page 28 Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day, Drayton Beauchamp Church, see page 3 Concert at St Mary's Weston Turville, see page 3 Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Breast Friends - Aylesbury cancer support group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 3 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library. Thu 07, 10.30; Tue 19, 13.30, see page 2 Simply Walk, Wendover Woods (near the Café), see page 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room Flower Festival, St Dunstan's HP27 9JE. Fri-Sat-Mon 10-5, Sun 12-5, Sat concert 7.30pm, see page 4 Memory Pathways support sessions, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Bucks Art Weeks - locations vary throughout Buckinghamshire, see page 4 Family Fun Day, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see advert page 4 Lindengate Summer Fair, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see advert front page Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Meth Church. Sat 09 14.30, Sat 30 10.00-16.00, see page 5 Wendover Music Concert feat Michael Collins & Michael McHale, St Mary's Church,, see advert page 2 Buckland Open Gardens, entry £5 covers all eight gardens, see page 6 Messy Church, starts St Anne's Hall, see page 6 Wendover WI - “Silk for Sundays”, St Anne's Hall, see page 6 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Chiltern Humanists with speaker Lindsay van Dijk, Wendover Library Room, see page 6 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust. Wed 13 - away visit; Thu 21 20.00 - talk on Oil Painting Restoration Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 6 Management Committee AGM, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 8 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, see page 8 BBOWT Working Party, Bacombe Hill Chiltern Writers - Clare Swatman, Wendover Library Room OnScreen - "The Darkest Hour", Wendover Library Room, see page 8 Aston Wine Club, Guy Boursot - "Wines of Burgundy", Buckland Village Hall, see page 8 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste, see advert page 2 BBOWT Orchid Count, Aston Clinton Rag Pits Summer Fair, Fiona Faber Floral Design, see advert page 4 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 8 Family History Talk, Bucks Family History Society, Turnfurlong Jr Schl HP21 7PL, see page 8 BBOWT Guided Walks - Sun 17, Sat 23, Sun 24, Sun 30, locations vary, see website for details & booking Father’s Day Tapas, Tres Corazones - please book in advance, see advert page 4 Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary's Church Wendover Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Living Well with the Impact of Cancer, Missenden Abbey, see page 9 Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Room, see page 9 Meditation Class, Wendover Library Room Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk, Aylesbury College 11 Plus Anxiety Management Course, venue tbc. See page 31. Smile Design Open Day, 33 High Street, see advert page 9 Acer Corner (10 Manor Road) Garden Open for NGS (postcode HP22 6HQ). Refreshments available. See page 6. 11 The Paddocks Garden Open for NGS. (postcode HP22 6HE). Refreshments available. See page 6. Tring Beer & Band Night for Rennie Grove, Pound Meadow, Tring Violin & Piano Concert, The Lee Old Church HP16 9LZ, see page 10 Static Cycle for Chilterns MS Centre, Worlds End Garden Centre, see page 13 Cream Teas at St Mary's Weston Turville, see advert page 4 Stoma Support Group, The Kings Church Office HP5 1SD Mikron Theatre Company presents “Revolting Women”, Lindegate Site HP22 6BD, see page 10 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library BBOWT Working Party, Weston Turville Reservoir Weston Turville Historical Society: “AGM, Summer Special & Cold War”, Weston Turville Village Hall, see pg 10 Mixed Netball Tournament, John Colet School, see page 28 Whizzfizzfest with Dame Darcey Bussell, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tony Hadley, Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury

www.buckscountymuseum.org www.waterstones.com/bookshops/chesham 0845 230 3232 wendoverbowlsclub.co​.uk 0845 230 3232 bbowt.org.uk/whats-on

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bbowt.org.uk/whats-on www.wendoverarmtrust​.co.uk 01296 424982 0845 230 3232 www.breastfriends-ay​lesbury.org.uk www.bucksvoice.net/k​ehs/ 0845 230 3232 0845 230 3232 www.stdunstanschurch.com www.lindengate.org www.bucksartweeks.org 01296 424982 www.lindengate.org.uk www.avegblog.wordpre​ss.com www.wendover-music.org

www.wendoverwi.weebly.com jennyburton@sky.com www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

angelawmh@aol.com www.astonclintonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk

steve_keene@btinternet.com chilternwriters.org 0845 230 3232 info@astonwineclub.c​o.uk bbowt.org.uk/whats-on hello@fionafaber.com www.bucksfhs.org.uk bbowt.org.uk/whats-on www.trescorazones.co.uk contemplativefire.org bookings@pennybrohn.​org.uk anitabaxter@talk21.c​om www.fnhospice.org.uk​/midnightwalk/ accessjeab@gmail.com www.smiledesigndental.co.uk

01442 820720 Pam on 01494 837501 or Jilly on 01494 837205 fundraising@chilternsmscentre.org carla_wright@sky.com www.goldengiving.com/event/revoltingwomen 0845 230 3232 staceyhewitt@bbowt.o​rg.uk www.wthsoc.org.uk wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk

Wendover News June 2018


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Spring is always busy for Parish Councils. The first meeting of the new financial year is when we vote in our chairman and chairs of committees. I was voted in again so on behalf of the Parish Council I’ll be able to carry on with engaging with the people and the organisations that make Wendover what it is. I have two main objectives when I’m talking about the PC. One is to explain what we do and to show our strengths and to hear about our weaknesses. The other is to get more people involved. Involved in the PC’s projects but more importantly to get involved in the PC itself. In May next year there is an election for the PC, but only if sufficient candidates come forward. It’s my ambition to make sure that the election happens. I hope you have all noticed that the grass cutting team started nice and early and that Wendover looks very smart as a result. The WI brought a problem to our attention. A tree on a verge as a memorial. We now know about this memorial tree at Aylesbury Road/Halton Lane. Do you know of any others? If you do, please let the Clerk know about them. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Orchard Update

The Summer orchard visit took place in the first week of May and found some bug damage to the trees as well as Protection for fruit trees some weak trees. The trees have been pruned and blossom removed to allow the energy to go back in to the tree for growth while they are still young. On a positive note there is a new seedling growing so it has been tied to a post to see what it develops into. Looking ahead, a Silent Solder Statue will be installed in the Orchard. The Silent Soldier stands as a tribute to those who didn’t return from the Battlefields of WW1 and to those whose lives would never be the same again. For more information, please see the WPC website.

Local Produce Market Saturday 16 June, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Zip Wire Re-located

The Zip Wire has been moved from the Skate Park in London Road, to Ashbrook Park. This is the first stage of works to improve the facilities for the youth of Wendover. The new Zip Wire location has proved very popular since being re-

sited, and on most days there is a queue of children ready to have some fun! Ashbrook Open Space is a popular choice for young families. WPC Amenities Committee will be considering purchasing more picnic benches for open spaces around Wendover. If you have any thoughts on the matter you can either attend the Amenities Committee meeting on Tuesday 19 June, 7:30pm at St Anne’s Hall, or drop us a line via the contact details below.

Best Kept Village

Don’t forget the judging period starts 1 June and runs through to 7 July. The competition is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate all the positive aspects of life living in W e n d o v e r. WPC will make every effort to keep the village in a clean, tidy, pleasant and presentable condition, but much of the judging is based on Community effort and areas that are beyond the jurisdiction of the Parish Council. Any effort you can make would be very much appreciated, this could be anything from grass cutting, shrub trimming or planting. Winning Towns and Villages will be announced in September.

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



01296 623056




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

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


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