July 2014 Wendover News

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July 2014

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Summer Holidays As the school holidays approach, Wendover News hopes that all pupils and everyone involved in their education has a good break this summer. Read all about it Spring and summer are always busy and this year has been no exception for Wendover. In April we celebrated Dolly’s 100th birthday as Britain’s oldest serving barmaid (see page 9 in the June edition of Wendover News). Next was Wendover Celebrates on the last weekend of May and this is covered in the centre pages of this edition of Wendover News. The first Sunday in June hosts Coombe Hill Run and you can read all about it on page 9.

On Saturday 26 July The Shoulder of Mutton is once again hosting Party in the Garden. This year, the new Wendover Charity Lindengate is the beneficiary. There is an advertisement about it at the bottom of this page plus more information on page 7. These events are also covered online: Wendover News has Facebook, Twitter and website versions so that more photos and videos can be enjoyed. These media are a faster response to events than the monthly print edition as well so please feel free to interact.

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for August 2014 before

Monday 14 July (including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

01296 624270 editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News 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 our willing volunteers.

In July we have Cocktails and Casino to look forward to, details on page 4. This is the equivalent of the Chairman of Wendover Parish Council’s Ball. Hurry to buy your tickets.

RAF Flypast date: Tuesday 1 July 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER July Mystery Object on view in the shop. £10 Gift voucher for the winner. May’s item was a cleaning rod for a rifle Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS


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What’s On in July 2014


for August 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 14 July Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk

St Mary’s, Wendover Tea and cake served weekly on Sunday afternoons from 2.30pm until 5.00pm until the end of September

Cocktails and Casino Night 5 July 7.30pm at the Village Gate in aid of Rennie Grove & Prostate Cancer UK £25 a ticket for Buffet, Mr Kite Benefit Band, Casino, Auction and Raffle See page 4 for more details

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Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Henschel Quartet (string quartet) Concert Tickets £ 15.00. from Wendover, Aylesbury and Princes Risborough Tourist Information Offices. Credit Cards—01296 330559 (Booking fee)

Details 01296 615753 or sites.google.com/site/wendovermusicwm/

St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville

SUMMER FAYRE Saturday 12 July 2pm to 5pm Indoors if wet. Plants, cakes, books, tombolas, refreshments, nearly new, white elephants, bell tower open, etc

Enquiries 424982 or 612303 CONCERT St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville SUNDAY 20 July 7.30 LUMINA - early music ancient instruments, costume Tickets £10 at door/Clocktower Inc wine etc. U18 free. 424982

CREAM TEAS St Mary’s, Weston Turville Sun July 27 Mon Aug 25

Sun Aug 24 Sun Aug 31

3pm-5pm Delicious home-made cakes & scones

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 : 20 words Tue 01 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne’s Hall, contact Deb 07903 743293 for details Tue 01 18.00 Garden Visit—to be confirmed, Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Tue 01 19.30-21.30 Fabric HQ Sewcial. Bring a project, get advice, St Anne’s Hall £7. Just turn up! rae@fabrichq.co.uk Wed 02 09.30 Faster, Longer cycle ride from Butlers Cross to Chearsley, southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf Wed 02 19.00-21.00 Monthly wine club, No2 Pound Street, annual membership £25 (one night only £5), no booking necessary Wed 02 19.45 Pilgrim Course concludes, details Mark Dearnley or Michael Hunt at St Mary’s, see page 4 Thu 03 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, booking essential, Wendover Library Thu 03 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 Fri 04 19.00 Quiz Night for Chilterns MS Centre, Wendover Memorial Hall, register on 01296 696133 SAT 05 (evening) Mad Summer Ball for charity, Upper Wingbury Farm, Wingrave, details www.madsummerball.co.uk SAT 05 19.30 Cocktails & Casino for Rennie Grove & Prostate Cancer UK, The Village Gate, see ad this page & page 4 SUN 06 (all day) Grove House Herts Cycle Challenge, details www.renniegrove.org/hertscycle SUN 06 09.30 Easy 20 mile cycle ride from Clock Tower to Wilstone, details from Gloria on 07545 916398 SUN 06 14.00-17.00 NGS Open Gardens, Homelands, Springs Lane and St Pauls House, Church Hill, Ellesboro, £4.50 both SUN 06 14.30-16.30 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Summer Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Mon 07 18.00-20.00 Lindengate Volunteering Day. Refreshments included, World’s End Garden Centre, see page 20 Tue 08 09.00 Coach Trip to Thetford - Home of Thomas Paine , Chiltern Humanists, see www.chilternhumanists.org.uk Tue 08 (evening) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (2nd week each month), contact 07890 973751 Tue 08 19.45 “Travels along the Silk Route”, Wendover Evening WI, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Wed 09 10.00 Pilgrim Course concludes, details Mark Dearnley or Michael Hunt at St Mary’s, see page 4 Wed 09 19.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Monthly Meeting , Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton 07949 640156 for details Thu 10 10.30 Wendover Twinning Association Monthly Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday each month), Red Lion, all welcome Thu 10 10.30-11.30 Tea and Talk - Jane Larkham on “Wendover News”, Wendover Community Library Room Thu 10 13.00-15.00 Visit to Hearing Dogs Centre, Carers Bucks, see page 5 SAT 12 10.00 Start of the Summer Reading Challenge, Wendover Community Library, see ad page 3 SAT 12 to Mon 14 World War One Commemorations & Flower Festival, St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton, see page 6 SAT 12 10.30 Informal Book Club (no set reading), Wendover Christian Centre SAT 12 10.30-12.00 Daddy Cool—Play for children with dads or male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SAT 12 10.30-13.00 Family Open Day, Wendover Community Library SAT 12 14.00 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Dog Show, St Leonards Hall & Field, St Leonards, see page 6 SAT 12 14.00-17.00 Lindengate Volunteering Day. Refreshments included, World’s End Garden Centre, see page 20 SAT 12 14.00-17.00 Summer Fayre, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, Enq 01296 424982 or 01296 612303, see ad page 2 SAT 12 (evening) Popular Music (Wartime to Present) & Dancing, Tickets £10, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton, see page 6 SAT 12 19.30 Wendover Music 2014 Concert—Henschel Quartet, St Mary’s Church, see ad this page and info page 6 SAT 12 23.59 Florence Nightingale Midnight Walk begins, Aylesbury College SUN 13 09.30 Moderate cycle ride, Butlers Cross to Amersham, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf SUN 13 12.00-15.00 The Wendover Society Family Jazz Picnic, The Red House, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, see page 6 SUN 13 14.00-17.00 Open Gardens, Chalkshire Road, aids Ellesborough Church, £5.00 all, enquiries 622306 or 613052 Mon 14 (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (2nd week each month), contact 07890 973751 Mon 14 20.00 Esme’s Allstars Curry Night at The Raj, tickets £20 from esmesallstars@yahoo.com Tue 15 14.30-15.30 Knit & Natter, free social knitting group (3rd Tuesday each month), Wendover Community Library Tue 15 19.30-22.30 Anna Dress Workshop, part 1, £99 both parts, St Anne’s Hall, rae@fabrichq.co.uk for details or booking Tue 15 20.00-22.00 Wendover Evening Sewing Bee, Whitewaters, contact Deb 07903 743293 for details Wed 16 09.00 Moderate cycle ride from Butlers Cross to Stoke Bruerne, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf Wed 16 09.30 Faster, Longer cycle ride from Butlers Cross to Great Brickhill, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf Wed 16 18.00-20.00 Lindengate Volunteering Day. Refreshments included, World’s End Garden Centre, see page 20 Thu 17 10.00 Full-day outing to Wisley, Wendover Horticultural Society, details 01296 622334 Thu 17 10.15-11.45 “Sages” senior age fellowship (3rd Thursday each month) Wendover Christian Centre Fri 18 19.30 Aston Wine Club, Mosel Wines with Cliff Trott, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ SAT 19 09.00-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste. SAT 19 09.30-16.30 Anna Dress Workshop, part 2, £99 both parts, St Anne’s Hall, rae@fabrichq.co.uk for details or booking SAT 19 14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild Mini Workshops, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church SUN 20 10.00-14.00 Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St, Princes Risborough. Free parking. SUN 20 10.00-16.00 Free cycle checks & advice, Manor Waste, details Chris 01296 624089 or Barry 01296 624694 SUN 20 14.00-16.30, Cream Teas and Art Studio, Church of the Resurrection, Dunsmore. Ample Parking. SUN 20 19.30 Concert by Lumina, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, tickets £10 from 01296 424982, see ad this page Wed 23 09.30 Faster, Longer Cycle ride, Clock Tower to Calverton, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf Fri 25 09.30 “Coffee pot” cycle ride, World’s End Garden Centre, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf SAT 26 10.00-16.00 Bucks Family History Society Open Day, The Grange School, HP21 7NH, see p 6 SAT 26 16.00 ’til late Party in the Garden, Shoulder of Mutton in aid of Lindengate, see advert page 1, more info page 7 SUN 27 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, more dates see ad this page Tue 29 19.30-21.30 Fabric HQ Sewcial. Bring a project, get advice, St Anne’s Hall £7. Just turn up! rae@fabrichq.co.uk Wed 30 09.30 Cycle ride Clock Tower to Fringford or Long Wittenham, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jul.pdf Wed 30 09.30 Haddenham Guided Walk W Turville Historical Society, Old School Room HP17 8ES, www.wthsoc.org.uk

Your local independent gym www.haltontennis.co.uk

01296 623453

DO YOU WANT A CAREER IN HAIRDRESSING? We are now recruiting for a hairdressing apprentice to join our team If you are passionate about hair, motivated, hardworking and want to work as part of a friendly team we may have the job for you. Send or email your CV, or for more information give Yvonne a call on 01296 622043 / 01296 621021

Regular Weekly Events for August 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 14 July Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 : 20 words 7 days a week

Morning and Evening, JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : www.jazzercise-uk.com 07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Mondays 10.00-11.30 Stay and Play, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group under5s term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 Mondays 13.30-15.00 Stepping Stones— Appt Only—Transition to First School, Wen Children’s Ctre: 01296 621143 Mondays 19.00 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Call Nikki 07868 873911 Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours. Details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme, 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45, under 18months, Wendover Library Tuesdays (bi-weekly) 13.30-15.00 Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre, 01296 621143 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, www.imagez.org.uk or call 01296 612632 Tuesdays 20.00-22.00 Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall, details 01296 398554 or enquiries@haltonsingers.org.uk Wednesdays 10.30-12.30 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard wendystudio@hotmail.com Wednesdays 18.45 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go, contact Justine 07773 047684 Thursdays 09.00-16.00 Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, under 5s, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Thursdays (bi-weekly) (evening) Healing Meditation Group, contact Louise 01296 696285, www.beingmystical.co.uk Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.00 Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School, www.btkd.co.uk Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thursdays 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Thursdays 20.00 Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Fridays Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover: Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Fridays (bi-weekly) 10.00-12.00 Healing Meditation Group, £10, contact Louise 01296 696285, www.beingmystical.co.uk Fridays 14.00-15.30 Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Fridays 14.15-15.00 Fun Fact Fridays for accompanied Pre-schoolers, Wendover Library. Free Fridays 19.00-21.00 Amazing Donkey Youth Club, contact Paul Hammett 01296 621162 Fridays 19.30 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church, contact @stmarys 01296 623123 SATURDAYS SUNDAYS SUNDAYS

19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton 14.30-17.00 Tea & cake, St Mary’s Church, every Sunday up to and including 28 September 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome

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www.wendovernews.co.uk Labradoodle Puppies for Sale Ready for their new homes 28 July 2014 For more information and viewing please call

07713 476002


Ellesborough Road - Wendover Mat and Studio Work

Aqua & Swimming 1 to 1

or small groups (private pool) Summer Swimming crash courses

19-21 August

Call Liz Ward 01296 625993


Catering for all occasions from small supper parties to big events. Cooking parties for children of all ages Nicky 01296 624193 079500 19822

July Loyalty Card Offers

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and 10 July 10.30 - 11.30. Jane Larkham will talk about “Wendover News” community notice boards in Budgens & Costa 12 July Start of the Summer Reading Challenge. Details from the library. 2 and 9 August 10.30 - 11.30 Raymond Sweeting “Making the most of a foreign language” 14 August 10.30 - 11.30. Jacqui Keyes - “My life as a film extra”(Families welcome) Don’t forget, Tuesday is “Bounce and Rhyme” and Friday is “Fun Fact A Little Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards and get 11th FREE Friday” for pre -school. Cambridge Weight Plan: 01296 623560, 10% off for initial appointment 18 September : Library Charity Golf Day at Whiteleaf Golf Course. Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Please support us. Entry forms in the library. Lawnhurst Services (t/a Wendover Wood), 01296 623869: £18 per hour We would like to thank all the restaurants and eateries in Wendover who for support on IT including software, hardware and applications made our “Restaurant Raffle” so successful and raised over £500. Le Bistro: 20% OFF FOOD bill on Tues, Wed, Thurs throughout July Book of the Month : Dominion by C J Samson

ADH Window Cleaning: Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! New Customers £15 to charity www.curerett.org.uk on your first clean along with 10% discount

Ivan Cammack: £25 off when you spend £125 or more on a new pair of prescription spectacles or £25 towards the price of a new supply of contact lenses. Terms & conditions apply. July, August Hemingford Pest Control: £5 OFF all WASP treatments, 07736 327808 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2 Pound Street: FREE coffee or tea when you buy a slice of cake Perry House Dental Surgery: 30% off bleaching, subject to conditions Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink Twist: Mon-Thurs any glass of wine upgrade from 125 to 175ml Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, offer ends Jan 2015 Whitewaters: Between 9.30 and 11.30am buy any hot drink and have a FREE filter coffee / tea top-up.

Bar Staff Required to Join Our Friendly Team! The Farmers’ Bar at The King’s Head, Aylesbury Please send your CV to barbara@chilternbrewery.co.uk with BAR STAFF written in the header @kings_head


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Panel Closedboard Paddock Picket

No fencing job too small 07769 600050 07810 413008 01494 571096 petechapple@hotmail.com


Mobile Hairdresser


Pilgrim Course

Cocktails and Casino

Various Dates to July, St Mary’s Church Pilgrim is a course that (re)discovers the Christian way of life and guides in living life like Jesus. For more information contact Michael Hunt or Mark Dearnley at St Mary’s.

Sat 5 July, 7.30pm, The Village Gate Come along and enjoy a fun-packed evening with casino, auction, magician and raffle at this second event to raise funds for Rennie Grove and Prostate Cancer UK. There will be music from Mr Kite’s Benefit Band and a welcome drink sponsored by Harpenden Building Society.

Teas at St Mary’s, Wendover Sundays 2.30-5pm until end September Tea and cake is on offer. See ad page 2.

Rob Roy Rally

Throughout the Summer, River Thames The Rally has been created to enable anyone who canoes or kayaks to be able to enjoy the challenge Restyles, Cuts, Perms, Colouring, of paddling the whole length of the non-tidal Friendly consultation in your own home Thames. The emphasis is on having fun and 20+ years experience exploring our beautiful River Thames at a leisurely pace. You have the summer to do it in and can M J Electrical take it in any journey length that you like. Engineering Ltd All electrical work undertaken The Rally is also a sponsored event, aimed at NICEIC Approved Contractor raising money for the charity Age Unlimited and the Longridge Activity Centre Call Mike on: (www.longridge.org.uk), which was seriously 01296 630703 affected by the floods this year. 07530 899434 For further information about both the Rally and info@mj-electrical.co.uk the Charity Age Unlimited, please see our www.mj-electrical.co.uk website www.robroyrally.co.uk . Contact details: T 020 7830 9337, 
F 020 7439 0262, 
E info@robroyrally.co.uk 01296 620629 07752 435117

The Management Committee of WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL cordially invite all members of the public to the th 57 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on 8 July at 8.15pm in the Hall

Ambassadors are well known Broadcaster, Journalist and “Voice of Barclays” Suzy Bookbinder and retired weatherman Bill Giles. Tickets are going fast, and are available either from Peach Lane Studios or Simon Carter or by email request to robert.duggan@btconnect.com

Open Gardens Sun 6 & 13 July, 2-5pm, Ellesborough On Sunday 6 July, there will be open gardens at Homelands, Springs Lane and St Pauls House, Church Hill in support of the NGS. £4.50 covers entry to both. On Sunday 13 July, there will be open gardens on Chalkshire Road, in aid of Ellesborough Church. £5.00 covers entry to all. Enquiries 622306 or 613052.

CTC Beginners Cycle Ride Sun 6 July, 9.30am, Wendover Clock Tower A short, easy paced cycle ride intended for newcomers. Details from Gloria, 07545 916398.



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Bio Sculpture Gel SPECIALIST Beautiful, healthy, strong Lindengate Volunteering Days nails, no chips, instantly dry, lasts 2-4 weeks Mon 7, Sat 12, Wed 16 July, World’s End Garden Centre We have 3 months to turn the old allotment site at World's End Call Alison 01442 828598 07973 636958 into the beginnings of a beautiful market garden for people with

Angela Grace Dplt Psychic Medium Tarot Reader Reiki Master/Teacher Past Life Regression Therapist 07855 813420 mimosawood@hotmail.com www.angelagrace.co.uk

mental health issues to benefit from and enjoy. Gather your friends for some fresh air and outdoor activity and come along to the Worlds End Allotment site, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6BD, on any of the following dates: Monday 7 July 6pm – 8pm Saturday 12 July 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 16 July 6pm – 8pm Some gardening equipment is available, but it would be great if you could bring your own digging fork and/or hand fork, digging spade, wheelbarrow, gardening gloves and wear suitable footwear & long trousers (lots of nettles). More details page 20.

Evening WI Tue 8 July, 7.45pm, St. Anne’s Hall Mrs. Wendy Black will be talking about her travels along the Southern Arm of the Silk Route in NW China. This great trade route was completed in the fourteenth century, connecting China with the Roman Empire in the West. Visitors welcome. Details from Margaret, 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com .

Carers Bucks Thu 10 July, 1-3pm, Hearing Dogs, HP27 9NS Visit to the Hearing Dogs Centre – There will be a guided tour of the training facilities and an opportunity to meet the dogs. Also a demonstration of the dogs’ work. Please call Carers Bucks if you would like to book a place on this trip. There is no charge but places are limited.

We are looking for a Shop Assistant and Office Support / Admin to join our friendly team at the brewery in Terrick. Please check the Work With Us page at www.chilternbrewery.co.uk to find out more. Twitter @chiltern_brewer



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JUST AERIALS Digital TV & Satellite specialist New aerials supplied & fitted Sky, HD Freesat, DAB, Freeview Tel: 01296 330621 Mob: 07816 659644 Email: rob@justaerials.co.uk


VAT Returns • Payroll • RTI Management Accounts Sage Training

07841427832 Kate.holt@virgin.net www.kateholt.co.uk

Man & Van Wendover based Single Items House Clearance Fully Insured Eco LPG Mercedes


077942 68575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com


If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone 0300 777 2722 (calls charged at local rate). www.carersbucks.org .

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Dog Show Sat 12 July, St Leonards Hall & Field Registration for the dog shows starts from 1.00pm, event starts at 2.00pm. FREE ENTRY! Family event includes stalls, traditional tea tent and vintage ice cream van. Fun dog shows include: Handsome Hounds, Best Veteran, Fastest Sausage Eater and more. Car Parking £1. www.chilternsdogrescuesociety.org.uk

Centenary Act of Commemoration Sat 12 - Mon 14 July, St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton Act of Commemoration of the Great War and flower festival. On the Saturday & Sunday there will be a Fete in the church grounds with lunches, teas & a variety of stalls. Sat 10.30am 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm, Mon 11am - 4pm.

Popular Music & Dancing

Sat 12 July, Evening, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Featuring tunes from wartime to modern day. 07581 693653 01296 613669 Tickets £10 from M. Collins (01296 632039) or brendanmcfall511@btinternet.com M. Richards (01296 630577). MOBILE


MEZE AND GRILL Opened in June

Experience TURKISH CUISINE at 31 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

01296 709276

One of the country’s leading Behaviourists, Handlers & Instructors. Over 45 years experience. Visit www.rosswaydogtraining.co.uk


Wendover Music Concert Sat 12 July, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church On a rare foray from Germany, one of the most celebrated string quartets, Henschel Quartet, completes the Wendover Music Concert Series for 2014. See ad page 2.

The Wendover Society Jazz Picnic Sun 13 July, 12noon-3pm, The Red House The Wendover Society is holding its annual Jazz Picnic in the gardens of The Red House by kind permission of its President, Dr Colin Riley. The Melody Room Jazz Band will again provide the music. The swimming pool will be open with a lifeguard in attendance and there will be croquet, table tennis and other garden games. Members are encouraged to bring their children. This year the Society is also opening the event to any Wendover family who might be interested in joining the Society. Bookings must be made before the day by obtaining a form from Graham Watts on 01296 620450.

Bucks Family History Society Open Day Sat 26 July, 10am-4pm, The Grange School HP21 7NH This free event will have something for everyone—whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher—wherever your ancestors came from. The Society’s research facilities will be available, including our Names Database (over 5 million


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names), Parish Register library, Bucks People (genealogies, histories, documents), and Bucks Places. Let us help you track down those elusive ancestors. Our bookstall will carry parish register transcripts and other research aids for sale, and there will be lots of free assistance. There will be the opportunity to meet family history societies from around the country, representatives of local history societies, and a wide range of commercial suppliers of maps and books, software, archival materials and services. A morning and afternoon talk will be given, of particular interest if you are new to family history or just starting out on your research. Our website is being updated frequently to list organisations attending: www.bucksfhs.org.uk Entry is free, and free parking is available at the venue. By bus from Aylesbury bus station take Arriva service 50 towards Wendover, stop at Wendover Road opposite Chaucer Drive.

Party in the Garden Sat 26 July, 4-10pm, Shoulder of Mutton Come and have an amazing time with all the family at the Shoulder of Mutton and help raise funds for Lindengate. See ad page 1. The usual scrumptious hog roast will be available from 6pm and this year there will also be an outside bar. Children’s activities will include, face painting, bouncy castle, U14’s karaoke competition and feature the amazing


AUSSIE PLASTERING Over 20 years experience dance No job too small

“Giggletime” children’s music and entertainers. To top it all we have the incredible 07981 196275 and very talented “Counting Colours” to help us party into the evening. aussieplastering@hotmail.co.uk The Lindengate team will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about the project and we will also be running a raffle with some great prizes. Tickets for this will be on sale in advance from The Shoulder (HP22 6EJ).

Learn to Drive with

ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per hour for the first three hours, then just £23 per hour! If you are interested call Brian on

01442 381549 or 07988 742385 Timings are as follows: 4–5 Children’s face painting available Do you have a problem with alcohol? 5–6 u14s Karaoke competition (enter Alcoholics Anonymous on the day) meet every week in 6.30 – 7.30 Giggletime children’s party dances Wendover and surrounding areas. Call 0845 769 7555 and games for more information 8 Counting Colours first set (calls charged at local rates) 9 Raffle draw 9.30 – 9.45 Counting Colours second set

Follow us on Facebook for updates on the raffle prizes and event details. www.facebook.com/ lindengategardening See page 20 for opportunities to get involved with Lindengate. www.lindengate.org.uk Charity Reg Nos 1153868

...and in August Newcomers CTC Cycle Ride—3 August. Weston Turville Horticultural Society Annual Show—9 August.

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Following the closure of the Petitioning period on Friday 23 May, the Private Bills Office at the House of Commons has put copies of all the Petitions on its website.

meeting will be on Tuesday 1 July, when it will start with formal matters and a presentation on noise measurement. Four days are set aside for locus standi challenges.

There were 1,925 in total, from London to Birmingham. This is double the HS1 total, and more than four times the Crossrail one.

The Committee has decided to start by hearing Petitions from the Birmingham area, and these will be on Monday and Tuesday 21 and 22 July. There will then be a break until the beginning of September, when considerations of Birmingham area Petitions will continue. It will work broadly from north to south, so consideration of our Petitions will probably be some months away. It will not be taking independent advice unless it is considered essential, but will instead rely on advice from HS2 Ltd’s experts. Petitioners will be given four weeks’ notice of appearing in front of the Committee. Meetings will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Committee will visit parts of the route, and hopefully this will include Wendover, but it will not sit outside London.

163 of these Petitions are from Wendover, Dunsmore and Halton, a very satisfactory total, with the actual number of Petitioners being 457. This excludes any from the 16 petitions sent in by organisations. Special thanks go to Roger and Jenny Waller, who organised over 20 from Dunsmore; and to those who arranged group Petitions, the largest being Bob Lewis’s Petition of 56 residents in Dobbins Lane. Wendover HS2 action group is now working with others to evaluate the benefits of a bored tunnel, so that this evidence can be presented to the Select Committee. We are also looking into the possibility of offering training for those who will appear in front of the Select Committee. The Select Committee has announced its plans for Petition hearings. Any challenges to the locus standi, ie the right to Petition, had to be made by Saturday 21 June. The Committee’s next

Many Petitioners received a letter from HS2 Ltd early in June telling them to sign on to a new email service. Strong objections were made to this, and the Select Committee has advised HS2 Ltd not to pursue the matter. Wendover HS2 action group


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They were welcomed and introduced to their hosts in the pavilion of Wendover Cricket Club and lunched and spent the afternoon with them before an informal sausage and mash supper in St Anne’s Hall, where the highlight of the evening was table magic performed by Paul Megram, better known as Colonel Custard. The next day we all enjoyed an excellent brunch in Beales Hotel in Hatfield, brunch being a novelty to our visitors as it’s almost unheard of in France. From there we went on to Hatfield House where we first visited the house and were then lucky enough to be able to wander round the gardens in sunshine before a deluge and hailstones drove us to the tea room. Their last day was spent on the field at Wendover Celebrates helping the members of Wendover Twinning Association with our fundraising raffle and our two stalls where the public

could try their hand at palets breton, a pavement game played only in Brittany. This had proved to be very popular two years ago and the French brought us over their own palets boards and lent a helping hand, showing the would-be players how to hold the palets correctly. They loved the whole event and it was a good opportunity for them to see how an English fête differs from a Breton kermesse.

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Freedom Parade Freedom Parade for RAF Halton Aylesbury turned out in force to thank RAF Halton as the Station celebrated the Freedom of Aylesbury with a parade through the town. With their bayonets fixed, Queen’s Colour flying, and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force playing, around 70 personnel marched past a large crowd as a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew gracefully overhead making three passes to the obvious joy of the crowd. To see photos and videos of a similar event in Wendover last year click on www.wendovernews.co.uk/news/raf-haltonfreedom-parade-22-march-2013

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Once again Wendover was blessed with good weather for Wendover Celebrates on Sunday 25 May. This time it was Medieval Style. The Parade made its way from Wendover Campus along South Street, down the High Street left into Aylesbury Road, right into Wharf Road and then onto the Colet Field. Dave Walls led the Parade dressed as an English Knight. John Hampden Infant School entered over 100 pupils dressed as the knight designed by Charlie Jaggers, winner of the logo competition. Wendover Evening WI became Wendover Wenches Incorporated using a theme based on Robina Hood, say no more. Wendover Junior CofE school provided a mixture of princesses, dragons and jesters. Wendover News offered three hard working medieval women, complete with veils, a wooden banner and a “Hear ye . . .” cry. Wendover Girl Guiding followed on with impeccably behaved and medievally dressed young ladies. Churches Together in Wendover was represented by monks and lay people alike. There the medieval theme ended as Jazzercise followed a car with modern music and lively dancing and PACE brought up the rear with two vintage vehicles. St John Ambulance had a

responder vehicle and Wendover Parish Council showed off its new Alligator as described in Matters Arising, June 2014. Congratulations to John Hampden School and Wendover Junior School who were the joint Best Dressed Float winners. The atmosphere on the Carnival field was set by the Medieval Village and their combat team as well as the Birds of Prey and Archery Demonstrations. The inflatables had a medieval flavour and there was a pillory in the PACE stall and the stocks and pillory provided by Wendover Parish Council, now available to Wendover organisations. It’s a Medieval Knockout featured a team in knightly costumes as well as one in 21st century Lycra and the winners were Wendover Cricket Club. The Mid-Bucks Beekeepers must be commended for their effort in costumes and artefacts relating to honey over the centuries. Similarly, Blacksmith Munro showed how her craft has developed in more recent times. The children’s tent provided a medieval storyteller complete with artefacts after the circus workshop and disco. There were plenty of stalls

representing many local businesses, organisations and charities. Local catering establishments also provided a wide variety of food and drink. Once again, the ever popular Kings Farm Shop Hog Roast ran out fairly early on in the afternoon but all the other food outlets kept going strong. Although the weather was cold, it remained fine into the evening and everyone enjoyed the brilliant concert. Each act was worthy in itself and led up to a fantastic finale with X-Factor star Andy Abraham topping the bill. At the end of the afternoon the field looked lovely but unfortunately people didn’t take their rubbish home with them, so committee members had to clear up broken glass in the dark and the next day a few stalwart volunteers had a lot of litter picking to do. Wendover Celebrates would like to thank once again all the generous local businesses which donated raffle prizes. Special thanks to Peach Lane Studios who sold evening tickets, as well as to Agora and Simon Carter who sold raffle tickets and brochures from their premises. The raffle was drawn in the Red Lion at

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12.30pm on Wednesday 28 May by the Manager Martin Howard and Wendover’s favourite barmaid, Dolly, who happened to be on duty that day. All raffle prize winners were notified by telephone and all the prizes have now been collected. Special thanks must go to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible. Wendover Celebrates 2014 had 4 directors, featured on page 27 in the May edition of Wendover News. They headed a Committee with another 7 members. On the day another 29 volunteers helped with marshalling, serving and a myriad of other tasks. As well as volunteers from Wendover, PACE provided people, including Rotarians, to help on the day. Many volunteers assisted with the running of the barbecue and hog roast; Round Table looked after the beer tent and the MS Centre were in the tea tent all afternoon. Thanks to Wendover Football Club for use of their facilities. The event generated enough money to cover the considerable costs involved in organising the day, with enough left to meet our company commitments for the next 2 years and to allow Wendover Celebrates to begin to plan another event. Future events are also dependent on more people stepping forward to help out from the start. If Wendover Celebrates is to happen again at least this number of people will be needed. Some must retire this year so new volunteers are very welcome. The complete spectrum of skills is required—including general and specific IT and organisational skills to publicity and marshalling. Please go to the website www. wendoverc elebrates.o rg.uk or email info@wendovercelebrates.org.uk to put your name forward NOW.

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Business Forum been much speculation about what business would move into the vacant slot and the idea of a more Middle Eastern quarter near that roundabout has caused great local excitement. Bora has persuaded two well established Turkish chefs to come to work in Wendover. They have come from well-regarded Turkish restaurants in London. They have experience in Michelin starred kitchens.

2014 has been a very busy year for Crumbs owner Bora Arslan. Last year he experimented with offering Turkish cuisine on the occasional summer evening and the positive feedback from customers encouraged him to think about opening a restaurant. As always, the problem was premises. Meanwhile, he was also aware that after 10 years, Crumbs needed refreshing. Hence in March the café was closed for a few days while the serving bar was moved and the cooking facilities were completely renewed. This was accomplished with great success, to the relief of loyal regulars.

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Wednesday 23 July from 7.30pm Think summer-time drinks, think rosé. This tasting is going to show you just how versatile rosé wine can be. You will be taken on an exploration of pink wine, from sparkling to light Provence style, through to fruitier and heavier new world wines. The chefs at Russell Arms will be rustling up a menu to complement the wines and this can be found on our events page at www.2poundstreet.com . Tickets are £35 per person or £30 for Wine Club members. To book your tickets please call 01296 585022. We run a complimentary shuttle service from No2 Pound Street to Russell Arms, please book your space when booking your tickets.

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Wendover Remembers The Wendover Remembers Steering Group continues to meet and hopes to coordinate all local activities concerning World War One during the next few years. This is important as it would be foolish for two or more organisations to plan events at the same time rather than spreading them out so that they are open to a greater audience. Also, researchers have already discovered that they could be duplicating work so it makes sense for all relevant groups to keep in touch with one another and use resources wisely, especially time and person power.

you are interested in taking part, please contact Deb on 07903 743293 or deb@plainstitch.co.uk . This idea could be extended into schools with each interested pupil making a square and the whole being assembled by Deb. Please get in touch to take part. The morning Wendover Sewing Bee will meet in St Anne’s Hall from 9.30am to 12 noon on Tuesday 1 July. This type of activity mirrors the groups who came together to knit and sew for the troops during WW1. Many people have started to ask questions about the people named on the War Memorial. Wendover Free Church has already started researching the 21 names which appear on their Roll of Honour Boards. The fruits of their researches will be available for all to see on Saturday 13 September when they plan to have an exhibition in Wendover Christian Centre.

Britain declared war at 11pm on 4 August 1914 so there will be a commemoration of this solemn moment at that time on Monday 4 August 2014 around the War Memorial on the Manor Waste. This will be the first event of Wendover Remembers and there will be more details in the August edition of Wendover News so watch this space. In the June 2014 edition of Wendover News a plea was made for anyone who has a copy of the One suggestion is to make a quilt. There are Wendover Gazette or the Wendover Magazine various possibilities. Wendover Sewing Bee from this period, the Wendover Remembers leader, Plainstitch Deb, is hoping that they might Steering Group would be delighted to see it. produce a suitable quilt as developed by please contact Wendover News (details on front participants. For information about Deb’s work cover) or Wendover Parish Council (details on please go to www.plainstitch.blogspot.co.uk . If back cover).

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Repeat prescription requests From 1 August 2014 we will no longer accept messages left on the dispensary answering machine requesting repeat prescriptions. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but the change has been made on patient safety grounds. There are several ways in which

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disruption in the reception area. The work Request your repeat medicines online. For is scheduled to be completed by details please see our website September. www.westongrove.com and follow the link Keeping safe in hot weather on the left “Prescriptions”. Leave your completed repeat prescription Very high temperatures can be dangerous slip at Dispensary or Reception, or in the especially to the elderly, young children box by the front door when we are closed. and those with long-term conditions. In You can also post repeat requests to us (if case of a heat wave: you want the prescription returned to you, •Stay in the shade and avoid strenuous activity. enclose a stamped addressed envelope). •Drink water or fruit juice regularly. If you obtain your medicines from Lloyds •Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol. Pharmacy, they offer a repeat prescription •Keep rooms cool by closing light-coloured service and will order the medicines from curtains (metallic blinds and dark curtains us on your behalf each month. can make the room hotter). If you are a dispensing patient on long term •Keep the windows closed while the room repeat medication please ask Dispensary is cooler than it is outside. about the repeat prescription service we •Splash cool water on your face and neck. •Wear light, loose fitting clothing. can offer you. •Please help others: check up on Building works neighbours, relatives and friends who may We apologise for any inconvenience caused be less able to look after themselves (for by the ongoing building works and resulting example, if they have mobility problems).


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Wendover Youth Centre needs you Sadly, last month Sue and Kate retired from youth work at our Centre after running Wendover Youth Club on a Tuesday and Thursday for many years. WYC Trustees would like to extend their sincere thanks, on behalf of the hundreds of young people who have benefited from Sue and Kate’s support, and wish them great success in their future endeavours.

We are delighted to announce that June saw the launch of our brand new Youth Café. This initiative, supported by Becky, RAF Halton and pupils from John Colet School, is now running every Wednesday from 3-4:30 and is a place where Years 7 and up can relax and have fun after school. Please pop in and join us.


Save the dates: On Thu 24 & 31 July and Thu 14 & 21 Aug we are working with Premier Sport to run sports, drama and other fun activities and each whole day will cost less than £13. Please contact Becky at becky@wyc.uk.com or Premier Sport to book or find out more.

Fancy a coffee and a swim? Sue and Kate’s departure has left a large dent in our ability to continue to provide quality support to Wendover’s young people so if you can spare some time on a Thursday evening please contact Senior youth worker Becky Murgatroyd at becky@wyc.uk.com .

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The Gargantuan Allotment Challenge Your help is needed! Lindengate, the start-up Wendover charity, has just acquired the old allotment site, next to World’s End Garden Centre & needs your help to turn the site into a tranquil market gardening venture, by mid-September 2014, yes 2014! Lindengate will be offering therapeutic gardening activities to help those dealing with mental health issues, and will be based at the old allotment site. The first major activity is to clear the site, which will involve cutting back and digging up weeds, clearing rubbish, moving anything useful including the sheds and greenhouses, potting up plants and general tidying and Lindengate needs your help to meet their target opening date of mid-September 2014. A number of volunteer days are scheduled for July and it would be great to see the local community supporting Lindengate – gather your friends for some fresh air and outdoor activity and come along to the Worlds End Allotment site, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6BD, on one of the following dates (you’re welcome to come more than once if you can!) Monday 7 July 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 12 July 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 16 July 6pm – 8pm Some gardening equipment is available, but it would be great if you could bring your own digging fork and/or hand fork, digging spade, wheelbarrow, gardening gloves and wear suitable footwear & long trousers (lots of nettles). Food & refreshments will be provided on all the sessions, with food available for the last hour of the session. We need people to help with this also. You don’t have to have green fingers to be a part of the Lindengate volunteering team. In the event of bad weather, the sessions may need to be rescheduled – please check the Lindengate Facebook and website pages for any updates. If you are unable to make any of the dates but would like to get involved please contact Diane on volunteer@lindengate.org.uk or 07930 337253. To find out more about Lindengate, take a look at their website www.lindengate.org.uk and F a c e b o o k p a g e w w w . f a c e b oo k . c o m / lindengategardening . More information about Lindengate also on www.wendovernews.co.uk .


Club Corner

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club With Finals Day on 12 July we are hoping for fine weather. The Junior finals will commence in the morning with the Senior finals in the afternoon. The day finishes after the presentation of the trophies followed by a Hog Roast. The order of play will be published at www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk .

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YES, the Rotary Club of Wendover & District and the good people of Wendover plus Bucks, Berks, Herts, Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and even Germany and France have helped us surpass our MASSIVE bra-target of 15,000 bras collected over 3 years. D-Cup-Day was 30 June 2014 and we ALL did it! We have a feeling another BUST group (Breast Uplift and Support Team), will take up the These bras have helped and will help many challenge to beat the 15K bra collection over the women in third world countries and those bras next 3 years and we will be very happy to help a that are not sent abroad, have been sold on as group get started on this exciting challenge and material waste. To date we have been paid over further BUST stories and photos may yet appear £600 (for the material waste) and this money was in future editions of Wendover News. sent directly to Breast Cancer Research. So finally a massive THANK YOU from the Rotary It has truly been a win-win collection all round. Club of Wendover and District and also from the WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU, your friends, thousands of recipients of your generosity. families, neighbours and work colleagues for the determined endeavour. Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

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Club Corner was on our stand at Wendover Celebrates has been returned to the apiary to become a full size colony. The summer meeting this month at the Association Training Apiary will be on 16 July. Full details of all our summer events can be found at www.mbbka.org.uk .

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Guides and Brownies Need You! Wendover and the surrounding villages have thriving Brownie and Guide units. There are about 250 girls in our District who get together in smaller groups for weekly meetings where they have fun, challenge themselves and build friendships. Guides are aged between 10 and 14 and Brownies between 7 and 10 years old. They follow a varied programme of activities where they do such things as learning new hobbies, team building, crafts, making music, exploring other cultures, making a positive difference to their communities and taking part in outdoor activities and adventures. In addition, many of the girls go on day trips, have special events with other Brownies and Guides and go on sleepovers, camps and holidays. Some recently took part in Wendover Celebrates—did you see them?

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The British weather did us proud on Sunday 8 June as many people enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine at Drayton Beauchamp Church. Blue skies with wispy clouds was the order of the day and sun cream was a must! Margaret Leishman and her band of volunteers made copious cups of tea and served many slices of handmade cakes. Bob & Johanna Wheal were on hand to take the heat out of the situation with locally sourced ice cream. Martin Bird and his team of volunteers showed visitors details of the restoration project including historical photographs and achievements such as the re-building of Little Tring Bridge and the opening of phase 1 by actor David Suchet. Michael & Greta Wright did a roaring trade selling Grand Draw tickets, where first prize is a week’s canal boat holiday, courtesy of Wyvern Shipping Co. More tickets are available, just contact Michael and he’ll be happy to sell you as many tickets as you wish! Tel 01727 860137 or email michael.wright64@btinternet.com . Beryl Martin sold Trust merchandise including our brand new metal pin-on

badges, books, t-shirts and pens. She was also the recipient of eight new memberships, a welcome boost to Trust numbers. Welcome all. Jenny Brice, John Reynolds, Chris Sargeant and Katherine Deaney took groups of visitors for a stroll across the churchyard, down the steps and onto the towpath. Once alongside the Arm, guests could see for themselves work already done by the Trust as well as the added bonus section done by contractors who built the Aston Clinton bypass. Once at the work site, Restoration Director Roger Leishman was on hand to tell visitors how the canal is restored whilst dedicated restoration volunteers toiled with shovels, diggers and dumpers. We estimate that 1-200 people came to the Open Day, both Trust members and local residents who were interested in finding out more about the Trust and its activities. As well as the weather being on our side, we raised just over £1300 for restoration funds, which equates to around 3m of restored canal. It now costs over £400 per metre to restore the canal using our volunteer work force.


Oops, we missed this open day! Don’t panic, we are holding another open day (afternoon) on Sunday 7 September at Drayton Beauchamp Church from 12.30pm to 4pm. During the afternoon, Mayor of Tring, Stephen Hearn will be picking the winners for our 2014 Grand Draw.

Thank you to all volunteers The Restoration Days would not be possible without some hard work behind the scenes. Katherine Deaney, John Reynolds, Margaret Leishman and Jenny Brice organised teams of volunteers to make the day such a success. Thank you to everyone and let’s do it again on 7 September! If you enjoyed the open day, why not offer to help in September? Katherine would be delighted to hear from you, call her on 01442 246523 or membership@wendoverarmtrust.co.uk Finally the events would not be possible without the permission and support from St Mary’s vicar Reverend Elizabeth Moxley in allowing the Trust to use the Church as a base, arranging for furniture to be borrowed and neighbouring farmer Bob Woodman for allowing car parking in his field.

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Thank You from Hannah A great big thank you to everyone who has supported me in raising money for future Raleigh International projects. I raised a phenomenal £873.76 from cake sales, quiz night and the Just Giving page! By the time this is in print, I will be in a village near Mysore, south of Bangalore. Along with a team of twelve 18-25 year olds from the UK and India, from a variety of backgrounds, we will be tasked with implementing water and sanitation facilities in partnership with the local community. You can read our blog on Raleigh International's website—look for the International Citizenship Service (ICS) projects in India page. On my return, I am taking part in an “Action at Home” project to put back something into our community, this is something which Raleigh encourages all participants to do. I am thinking about looking at food poverty which is something I see a lot of as a nurse in the local hospital. If you have any thoughts or ideas on

this, please do email me h.bysouth@hotmail.co.uk . Thank you once again, I look forward to sharing my experiences with you when I return in September. Hannah Bysouth

Profitable Plant Market for BBOWT The recent plant sale raised over £1300 to help with conservation on our local reserves. Full details of access and how to volunteer to help are on the Wendover News website. If you'd like to know more about walks and talks arranged by the Wendover based BBOWT Chilterns Group please contact the chairman on 01296 624511 or richardbirch60@yahoo.com . Richard Birch, BBOWT Chilterns Group

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Wendover Celebrates Just wanted to congratulate all the organisers and volunteers for their efforts with Wendover Celebrates. We all had a brilliant day, starting with the parade. Great effort from all the teachers, assistants and Guide movement for corralling all the children. The afternoon events were great, particularly impressed with the falconry display (despite Colonel Custard’s voiceover during the first demonstration). We as a family enjoyed the concert in the evening and would suggest that we now make a crèche facility out of bales of hay. It was a real joy to see all the kids laughing and playing in it. Well done to all, we really appreciate the effort made. Sean and Helen Meier

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Norman was born in St. Thomas’ Hospital Lambeth after his mother was rushed from Wendover through ill health. So he was an honorary “Cockney” having been born within the sound of “Bow Bells”! He grew up in Wendover, firstly in Aylesbury Street moving to Pound Street with his mother, after his father, a postman, tragically died as a result of being gassed in WW1; Norman was only 7 at the time this being 1935. Three years later his mother was taken from him as well, so by the age of 10 he had endured losing both parents. Norman always thought he was lucky that all his family rallied round to help raise him, his grandparents becoming his guardians. He continued to live in Pound Street two doors up. His granddad was a Foreman Plate Layer on the railways and he would accompany him in the early mornings before school to walk “his length” and to check the track, sometimes picking wild raspberries and blackberries. After attending Wendover CofE School, near the Clock Tower, he left at 14 to start as an apprentice joiner/carpenter at Frank Woods, becoming a highly skilled craftsman that would serve him well throughout his life. At 18 he also became a retained fireman for the village. He used to

have an allotment above the station bridge where he kept chickens. During WW2 he “ran the gauntlet” with a sack of grain for his hens hoping the local constable would not enquire about where the said sack came from, due to rationing, so as not to get the local farmer into trouble. Norman had bought it legitimately but maybe the farmer should not have sold it! One of his hobbies was Rifle Shooting which he did at the rear of Mr Fred Hibberd’s garage in Back St. He won several trophies over the years. Another hobby he enjoyed was Bell Ringing at St. Mary’s, and again he would travel round the county. By the end of 1949 having now lost his grandparents he asked Lord of the Manor if he could stay living in the cottage. This was allowed but his rent was increased from 7/6 to . . . £1. He deemed this acceptable. He had known Muriel since school being great friends with her brother Eric. They started dating in 1950 and she recalls that on their first date they went to the pictures but on the way home his car ran out of petrol. All went well and by April they were engaged, marrying on 23 September at St Mary’s where they had a guard of honour

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John Colet School Head Boy & Girl Congratulations to Siobhan Devereux and Dan Ambrose who were recently elected to the positions of Head Girl and Boy at John Colet School. They are really looking forward to leading the pupils through the next academic year.

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July 2014

View from the Chair A big welcome to our two new Parish Councillors– David Haywood and Andrew Morrison who will be representing your interests and concerns in a very professional manner. Three people stood for co-option at the Parish Council meeting on 2 June and we would like to thank Julien FitzGerald for his interest and being a gallant loser. At the Parish Council meeting on 7 July, we shall say goodbye to the current Commander at RAF Halton, Group Captain Harper and his wife, who will be moving on to pastures new. There will be a small presentation on behalf of Wendover people and I would like to express my thanks to Simon and Carolyn for the kindness, enthusiasm and support they have given to Wendover. They are top people, very community minded and good friends. Good luck to both of them with what lies ahead. Robert Duggan Chairman

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 7 July, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room MVAS A MVAS Camera will be arriving soon and will be a serious attempt to reduce speed through Wendover. The Mobile Vehicle Activated Signage is a single camera system which can be placed at different fixed positions on permanent “ground screws” and will help to prevent high


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speed as well as educate drivers to drive more slowly avoiding unnecessary injury or death on our roads. Many thanks to the Local Area Forum for enabling this.

Grass verge damage We have been asked, by Transport for Bucks, to report damage to grass verges, kerbs and footways caused by contractors’ vehicles. Any areas where you see this happening please note the name of the contractor, vehicle registration and, if possible, take a photograph. If you have concerns about a future development a picture of the area before the work begins is the best proof of damage. Please report to the Clock Tower and this will be forwarded to Bucks County Council.

Clock Tower Restoration Project Work to the Clock Tower has been completed and the Council's staff have returned. As well as the external works, improvements have been made to the thermal efficiency to stop heat escaping through the tower, making the building warmer in winter. The Council would like to thank every individual and organisation who helped fund the work. The community raised a massive £12,335. We expect the total cost to be around £60,000 and are fortunate to be able to fund the balance from the Council's reserves. Many thanks to our Project Manager Charles Mallard and the contractor, Colin Pearcy Developments, who carried out the work. The Council is grateful to Twist and

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 19 July its staff who found a temporary office for our Clerk, and thanks are due to the Community Library, who provided a home for the Community Information Office. Now the work is completed we hope the Clock Tower will stand untroubled for another 172 years!

Grants Grants have been awarded to The Canal and River Trust £500; Lindengate £500; Wendover Library £4,000 and Wendover Youth Centre £5,000. The usual annual grant of £5,000 has been given to the Church for care of the Churchyard.

Annual Parish Council Quiz We are delighted to announce Quiz Master (and Parish Councillor) Alan Myers will be in the seat again this year. As usual the Bowls Club will play host to the Quiz which begins on Thursday 9 October and ends on Thursday 27 November. We will be getting in touch with the “usual suspects” in July to ask them to confirm if they will be taking part again this year. We would also be delighted to hear from new teams for 2014. Teams are made up of 3 members who should all come from in and around Wendover. If quizzing is “in your genes” why not enter a family team? Any team that hasn't taken part before is very welcome to contact us either by phone or email to register their interest.

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