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November 2015

Available in Wendover, Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Weston Turville and Liffré

Remembrance Day 8 November

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. St Andrew - 30 November

Guy Fawkes - 5 November

Oliver’s Bridge

Walkers along the footpath of the Wendover Arm Canal may have noticed a little ceremony happening on Saturday 3 October when the footpath bridge, along the route of the old railway line, was dedicated to the memory of Oliver Statham, see Tribute on page 32 of September print edition or go to http://www. print-editions.

Invitation from HS2 Ltd

Remembrance Sunday, 8 November

While we continue to remember the centenary of World War I this year, see Wendover Remembers on page 9, we also remembered the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain which changed the course of World War II. Wendover’s Remembrance Parade traditionally happens from 2.30pm on the Manor Waste. This year the Wendover Remembers Wall Hanging, see article on page 9 of August edition, will be paraded for the first time. It will also be displayed in St Mary’s Church during the Let the Chilterns Sing Concert on Saturday 21 November, see also article on page 7. An explanatory booklet will be given to each person who helped sew the Wall Hanging and accompany the Wall Hanging as it is displayed by various organisations which helped create it before it finds its resting place on display for all to see.

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All affected residents should have received an invitation from HS2 to their Community Information Event on Saturday 7 November from 11am to 4pm in Wendover Memorial Hall. Staff from HS2 Ltd will be available to talk about how the project is progressing and answer questions as part of an ongoing Children in Need Tapathon, Sun 15 Nov programme of information sharing with local See page 5 for details as the Rozelle School of communities all along the 140 mile route of Dancing attempt to break a world record and the first phase. See also articles on page 10. raise money. All welcome.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3 & 17 November at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER November Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre £10 Gift Voucher for the winner September’s object was a Victorian Pillow Plumper Open 7 Days a week Customer Car Park THE OLD POST OFFICE, 25 HIGH STREET, WENDOVER 01296 625335


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Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups singing, meditation work deepens and expands From classes to casual meetings, if you like to make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is sure to be a group for you. Classes for autumn are already booking up! See pages 34 & 35.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy Paced Ride Sunday 1, 9.30am from Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton and Sunday 22, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Visit southbuckscycling.or​ for more.

traditional understandings of creation and enables people from different backgrounds to join together in on-going creation. Sat 31 Oct 10am-5pm, Sun 1 Nov 2-5pm. To book: tel 01296 622707 or

Hell’s Angels - The Scooter Group!

Tue 3, 10am, Wendover Christian Centre Open to anyone in Wendover & surrounding villages who uses a mobility scooter. A warm welcome and a laugh is assured!

Wendover Arm Trust Meeting

Tue 3, 7pm, Green Park HP22 5NE There will be a briefing about a proposal by Wendover News is produced by: the Canal & River Trust and the Wendover Arm The Ramblers have a programme of organised Jane Larkham - Editor walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at Trust to restore part of the Wendover Arm to Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics the listings on pages 34 & 35 for more details. full navigation. There will be an opportunity Carole Low/Paul Hammett to ask questions and to be involved in the Accounts Regular Events at Wendover Library project’s development. Please recycle your Wendover News Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Thu Printed in the UK by 5, 10.30am-12.30pm - booking essential. Thu Come into the Garden, Maude The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers 12, 10.30-11.30am Tea & Talk. Fri 13, 10.30am- Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN 12noon Language Conversation. Tue 17, 1.30 pm Stephan White brings his discussion of the Knit and Natter. Great Women Gardening Pioneers to Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society’s November EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC CLEANER Bucks County Museum meeting.​hs Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Urgently required by Evenig WI Exhibition 10 Oct-13 Feb. “Off the Disability Benefit Event with BuDS Wall” Art Fair 14 Nov-12 Dec. Roald Dahl Thu 5, 11am, Wendover Library Room elderly couple Gallery on the same site; check website for FREE disability benefit information event. 4/5 hours a week opening hours. The museum also has talks in Booking essential. the community and is offering a special deal Own transport essential to readers/listeners of the local media coming Save the Children Coffee Morning to the talk series quoting the code ULS2015. Sat 7, 10am, Wendover Library Room Tel: 01494 837600 Details on Christmas cards and wrapping paper will be on sale. There will also be refreshments and a (The Lee, Nr. Wendover) raffle. If you are unable to come to this event, Tuning in with Creation Sat 31 Oct & Sun 1 Nov, St Mary’s Church/Centre please give Christine a ring on 01296 622728 Singing and dancing our way into the Genesis and she will arrange another opportunity for Story - a weekend workshop. This moving, you to purchase your Christmas cards.

Independent Visitor Service Want to do something rewarding? Like working with young people? Could you give a few hours of your time each month to befriend a young person in care, offering positive activities and someone to talk to? Contact Ruth on 01296 432540 Registered Charity No. 1012485 NYAS is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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HS2 Community Information Event

Sat 7, 11am–4pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Staff from HS2 Ltd will be available to talk about how the project is progressing and answer questions as part of an ongoing programme of information sharing with local communities all along the 140 mile route of the first phase. See also page 10.

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Sat 7-Sat 14, opening times vary, 1 Robert Mews, High St New exhibition of paintings, studies & miniatures. Cheese & wine on Saturday 7 November. See advert page 4.

World Mission Evening

Sat 7, 6pm, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church invites you to the annual World Mission Evening which includes a seasonal supper. This year’s speaker is Shirley Weston who works with “Interserve” in Asia, the Arab World and the UK. Interserve provides “people for hard places”, offering help, hope and lasting change to communities in “hidden” parts of the world. If you would like to hear more, phone Ann Shepherd (01296 625120). A small donation will be asked for the supper.

Voices for Esmé Concert

Sat 7, 7.45pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Fundraiser to purchase an “Eye-Gaze” computer to track Esme’s eye movements and translate them into spoken words. Come to a spectacular evening as the choir, one of the best in the Southeast, comes to Wendover for one night only. Tickets on www.

Fundraiser & Nearly New Sale

Sun 8, 1-4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall With nearly new children’s clothes, books, toys, games and other baby items. Entry is £1. Refreshments will be available. Any money raised from organising the event will be donated to Topsy Turvy PreSchool. Come and grab a bargain!

Evening WI

Tue 10, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall AGM and “Who’s in the picture?” competition to identify attendees from pictures of them as children. Christmas cards on sale at this meeting. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret 01296 582318.

Artists & Makers Fair

21st November 2015 Wendover Memorial Hall, HP22 6HF 10am - 4pm £1 entry

A Little Bird Gallery: Buy ten cards, get 11th FREE (including Christmas cards Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis ( / 01296 696133) FORM: FREE 15 min. Consultations: Personal Training & Nutritional Therapy with Cat Booker, Form, 2 Robert Mews Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No 1: spend over £30 and you will receive a free raffle ticket to win a hamper of Number One merchandise to the retail value of £200. No2: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Scruples: 10% discount on a Cut and Finish with all stylists for new customers to Scruples on their first visit Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Computers: 20% off Windows 10 installation. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 or 07881 555482 E: Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

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Have you seen our newly painted children’s area? We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to make this possible. Hopefully you will see more improvements soon. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

On Sunday 22 November at 3.30pm

we will be running a tribute to the remarkable actor

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Join us for some stimulating entertainment and perhaps afternoon tea too! Details available from ‘Mel and Sue’ in the Library. For more information visit the Library or

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New Exhibition of Paintings, Studies & Miniatures Saturday 7 November (Cheese & Wine) to and including Saturday 14 November Open hours: 11-4, except Monday 12 - 4 Susan Gray Studio, 1 Robert Mews, High St, Wendover HP22 6DU

07530 395 933

Chiltern Humanists

Tue 10, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “Human Population: 7 Billion and Rising” with speaker Len Mann. Covers the rise in world population over the last 70 thousand years in particular since the industrial revolution. Members & non-members welcome. www.

WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Saturday 14 November - Starts 11.30 a.m. At Wendover Memorial Hall

Viewing 10.30 a.m. - Entry 50p - Refreshments

Easy to bid, no premiums - c.300 lots

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Workers facilitate the group, which meets the second Thursday each month, and are always available to discuss your caring role. New carers always welcome. For more information, email us at or call 0300 777 2722.

You Only Die Once

Thu 12, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Workshop to help you plan your affairs for the future. Topics include: wills, financial Wendover Art Club planning, power of attorney. £5 donation to Wed 11, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room A working evening painting flowers. Also cover costs. Book a place on 01296 625458. - Wed 25, 7.30pm in the Library Room, Jim See advert this page. Patterson from 2 Rivers Paper Company will RAF Halton Lunch Applications Due talk on “Watercolour Paper Making”. Fri 13 A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp RAF Halton will hold its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch on 09 December 2015. Horticultural Society If you or a loved one would be interested, Wed 11, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Talk & Slides: ‘‘The Swiss Garden – A Regency please contact Aaron Francis no later than 13 November 2015 (either via telephone 01296 Gem (Old Warden)” by Phillipa Pearson. 656573 or email Carers Bucks Support Group Places are limited and will be offered on a Thu 12, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room first come first served basis. More details on Tai Chi with Joan Lewis. Carers Bucks Support

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Art Fair - “Off the Wall”


Free Entry. Buy and Take Away

Art by Buckinghamshire Artists 14 Nov - 12 Dec Tue-Sat 10-4 Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP

Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction BBC Children in Need Tapathon

Sat 14, 11.30am, Wendover Memorial Hall Sun 15, 12noon – 2pm, Wen Memorial Hall Entry 50p. Viewing from 10.30am. Easy to The Rozelle School of Dancing is helping to raise bid, no premiums. See advert page 4. money for BBC Children in Need in a nationwide Tapathon and attempt at breaking the Guinness Film Nights World Record for the greatest number of people Sat 14 & 21, St. Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE performing the same routine simultaneously 7pm Sat 14: “Quartet” (12): A comedy about across the country. Record Attempt at 1pm retired musicians in Beecham House. Free precisely, for about 10 minutes. Entry free to all glass of sherry available to adults. 5pm Sat spectators; donation to the charity welcome. 21: “Minions” (U). Please come dressed as Refreshments available. See front page. a Minion! Bring your own snacks/drinks. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Wendover Society Coffee Morning Adults £3, children £1, available from Johanna Mon 16, 9.30am-12noon, Wen Library Room 01844 343996 or Rachel 01844 761535. Featuring a talk by Margaret Gosling on the History of St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All “Off the Wall” Art Fair 14 Nov-12 Dec, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Bucks welcome. See advert this page. County Museum, HP20 2QP Twenty eight artists exhibiting an exciting Charity Coffee Morning collection of paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics Thu 19, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield House, and sculpture. Many artists will be present on Dobbins Lane Saturday 14, 12-2pm. All works for sale and can Proceeds split between Esme Foundation and be taken away. Residents’ Entertainment Fund. All welcome 01296 331441 See advert this page. at this event.

Coffee Morning Monday 16 November 10 am to 12 noon Wendover Library Room

featuring a talk by Margaret Gosling on the History of St Mary’s Church, Wendover Homemade cakes Refreshments Raffle All welcome


Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 November 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

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St Mary’s Church, Wendover 28th November 2015 at 7.30pm Fund Raising Concert Given by Tickets £12 (under 16s £8) Available from Mike Spain 01296 622 678 or Wendover Library For more information email Produced by Nik Panic and Claire Evans

Saturday 28 November 7.30pm

Conducted by Stephen Jones Ivan Linford – Organist Aino Konkka – Mezzo Soprano Tickets £15, Students £5 from JUST, Wendover (Cash, cheque and credit card) or online at or

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10.00am – Noon Library Room Wendover Entry is Free ON SALE Homemade cakes, jams & preserves. Come and buy your Christmas presents from the Craft Stall Phoenix Greetings cards, Christmas Cards and Christmas essentials Tombola – every ticket wins a prize Refreshments

CONCERT St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 28th November, 7.30

Pupils from the world-famous Purcell School

Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. Inc wine, refreshments. Enquiries 424982

Wendover Horticultural Society

Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre National Vegetable Society for St Mary the Virgin, WT in WT Village Hall

Saturday 5 December, 11am - 4pm

Many stalls, crafts, tombola, cakes, Raffle, etc. Lunches, refreshments

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Evening WI Christmas Fair

Thu 19, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Sat 21, 10am-12pm, Wendover Library Room Mr Owain Hegarty discusses the BBOWT Modestly priced home made cakes and property, College Lake Nature Reserve. preserves, craft and card stall and a tombola where every ticket wins a prize. For more Age UK Fundraiser information, ring Margaret on 01296 582318. Fri 20, 7pm, Wendover Memorial Hall See advert this page. Quiz and curry night, tickets £10 per person to include curry & raffle ticket. Bring Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fair your own drink. Teams of up to 8. Details Sat 21, 10am-4pm, Memorial Hall Lots of gorgeous and affordable gifts to buy for friends & family, including a stall for the Chilterns MS Centre, which will be selling the On Screen Centre’s Christmas Cards and also have a raffle Fri 20, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “Mr Holmes” - A new twist on the world’s prize draw. Delicious refreshments on sale. More most famous detective. Stars Sir Ian McKellen. info: See advert page 3. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Book Club

Fri 20, 7.30pm, Pitstone Memorial Hall LU7 9EY Charles Dowding explains his approach to growing organic vegetables using a “No Dig” method. NVS Members free. Guests normally £3, BUT FREE by quoting “Wendover News Magazine” reader.

Sat 21, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Centre Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading books. We listen to each other’s reading “adventures”, discuss and sometimes swap books. It’s a great way to learn about new authors and new genres. Always good company and coffee, often cake to share!

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Spend over £30 in Number One in November and enter our prize draw to win a fabulous Christmas Hamper full of goodies for the festive season! Worth over £200!!

Wendover Choral Society presents

Handel’s Messiah Saturday 5th December at 7.30pm St George’s Church, RAF Halton

Wendover Choral Society with The Equale Baroque Soloists Conducted by Peter Bassano

Tickets £15.00, Concessions £12.00, Under 18s free Tickets available from Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DU Tel: 01296 623123 Also available from 6

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Why not make it a FAIRTRADE Christmas this year. Wendover’s fabulous Fairtrade shop has Advent calendars & candles, Christmas cards & decorations and beautiful gifts for all your family and friends Join us for LATE NIGHT SHOPPING and FREE mulled wine and mince pies on Friday 4 December. We have all your favourite Fairtrade, organic and ethical brands including: • • • • • •

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Halton Singers and RAF Halton Area Band present a Christmas Charity Concert

Events Christopher Lake - Memorial Meeting November’s Family Film Evening when Sat 21, 11am, Quaker Meeting House HP20 2RT A Memorial Meeting for Worship, followed by refreshments, to celebrate the life of Christopher Lake. Any friends of Christopher are welcome to attend. Please note: little parking near the Meeting House and nearby council car parks or public transport is advised.

Wendover Free Church screens “Minions�. Come and enjoy their latest adventures, arriving at 6.30pm for free popcorn and a 6.45pm start. Free ice cream will be served during the interval. There is no admission charge and unaccompanied adults are as welcome as children with their friends and families.

Bucks Family History Society

Let the Chilterns Sing

Sat 21, 2pm, Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW Bring Your World War One Memorabilia. Members are invited to bring along an artefact associated with the Great War, and describe or otherwise talk about it. Non-members welcome; donations appreciated.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 21, 2.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ “Damask, Colour and Collage� is this month’s topic with Jane O’Brien.

Sat 21, 7pm, St Mary’s Church The most splendiferous LTCS concert yet. This year Wendover Rotary and Wendover Parish Council are organising a “not to be missedâ€? Wendover Remembers Concert at St Mary’s Church Wendover. Tickets ÂŁ20 on sale online at or from JUST. Benefits SSAFA and Wheelpower.

Super Sizzling Sausage Supper

Wednesday 9 December 7.30pm St George’s Church, Halton

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Events raising funds to ensure all ages and abilities can be included at Road Farm Countryways Community Interest Company. See what we’ve been doing, comment on our disabled changing facility plans and enjoy proper food in good company! Tickets £10 , licensed bar. Telephone Wendy or Duncan: 01494 862413 or e-mail

Film Tribute to Bette Davis

Sun 22, 3.30pm, Wendover Library Room “All About Eve” won 6 Academy Awards in 1950, including Best Picture. There will also be a special documentary on the making of “All About Eve”.

Twinning Quiz Night Thu 26, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Come along and test your general knowledge no knowledge of French required! £3 members, £4 non-members,

Town Farm Art Show

27-29 Nov, 10am-4pm, 6 Town Farm LU7 0TT Eleven talented artists & makers showing an exciting mix of hand-crafted, high quality artwork. Photos & more info at www. Refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. Free entry.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 27, 8pm, WT Village Hall “Christmas Celebrations” with speaker Colin Oakes. Entrance £2 members; £3 visitors. More on

Advent Craft Fair

Sat 28, 10am-12noon, St. Dunstan’s HP27 9JE Jewellery, Christmas Craft Items, Cards, Gift Tags, Plants and Bulbs, Cakes and Produce,


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Raffle, Children’s Corner and much more. funding by presenting more music by one of Entry £1 to include tea/coffee. the best amateur choirs in London. Please come and support. See advert page 5.

Courtyard Christmas Fayre

Sat 28-Sun 29 Nov, 10am-4pm, Barn Courtyard Purcell School Concert Gifts and festive goodies for all, as the Fayre Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Mary the Virgin W Turville returns to the courtyard behind Wendover Pupils from the world-famous Purcell Antiques Centre! See advert page 5. School. Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. Inc wine, refreshments. Enquiries 424982. See Wendover Art Club Autumn Exhibition advert page 6. Sat 28-Sun 29, 10am-4.30pm, Library Room Talented local artists will be displaying Mulled Wine & Crime paintings, prints and cards. Do come and Mon 30, 7pm, Wendover Library Room An evening with with bestselling & award browse. Entry free. winning local crime author, Sharon Bolton. Tickets £5 from the Library; includes drinks “Bette Davis on the Edge” & nibbles. Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Fresh from an exciting run of performances Off Broadway and throughout the US! On an Coming Soon - Save the Date! evening in October 1962, Bette Davis awaits the • Dec - (date & time tbc) Carols on the Farm, reviews of her latest film “Whatever Happened Road Farm HP16 9LS to Baby Jane?”. Tickets £12 from Wendover • 4 Dec - Wendover Christmas Lights Switch on & Late Night Shopping, see advert p21 Library or Mike 01296 622678 or mjp.spain@ • 4 Dec - Grand Open Studio, Spinning CBF, btopenworld .com. See advert page 5. Robert Mews, see advert page 7 • 5 Dec - St Michael & All Angels Christmas Wendover Celebrates Quiz Fair, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Sat 28, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Fundraiser for Wendover Celebrates. • 5 Dec - Handel’s Messiah, St George’s General knowledge quiz. Teams of 8, Thai Church, RAF Halton see advert page 6 meal included in ticket price. Details www. • 5 Dec - Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre, St Mary the Virgin W Turville, see advert page 6 • 6 & 13 Dec - Local cycle rides with Aylesbury Cycle Touring Club Fundraising Concert Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover • 6 Dec - Tree of Light Service, Florence Wendover Music presents four concerts Nightingale Hospice Charity, Walton Street each year featuring top artists from the • 9 Dec - RAF Halton Senior Citizens Christmas classical music world, but could not maintain Lunch, more details page 4 this high standard without funds in addition • 9 Dec - Halton Singers Charity Christmas to the ticket sales proceeds. This concert Concert, St George’s, Halton, advert page 7 by the City Chamber Choir is one way that • 16 Dec - Christmas Concert, St Dunstan’s Wendover Music is seeking additional Church HP27 9JE

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2015 Wendover Remembers

November 1915

The cold winter weather set in on the Western Front and large scale offensives were abandoned. Even so, trench raids and other minor operations were encouraged and the casualties continued to mount. In the Balkans the German, Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian forces inflicted heavy losses on the Serbian army and Serbia fell. The fourth battle of the Isonzo started in Italy. In Britain, voluntary enlistment was failing to keep pace with army requirements. A scheme was introduced by Lord Derby, the Director of Recruitment, whereby men between the ages of 18 to 41 were asked to state their willingness to serve. They would be called up in succession, single men first and older married men last. The scheme, administered by local “influential and tactful men”, collapsed when it became clear that half the single men had failed to register. It was the failure of the Derby scheme that made conscription inevitable in January 1916.

In Wendover, Thomas Carter, who had served in the Boer War and was the local blacksmith, was one of the “Influential and tactful men” appointed to oversee the Derby scheme in the village. It was his job to record the population of the parish, establish the number of eligible men and encourage those who had not yet enlisted to register. The effect of the Derby scheme was, at least, to prompt a further influx of volunteers. Nine Wendover men enlisted together in November 1915. They varied in age between 15 and 45 and they came from families who, for generations, had been involved in the preparation and distribution of hay. They were known as the “Hay Tiers”. There was a desperate need for fodder for the horses in France and the nine men joined the Forage Department of the Army Service Corps. They were to serve only in Britain. A uniform was provided, but they were obliged to pay up to three shillings a week for it. The younger members of the group were allowed to be with the Forage Department for one year or until they became eligible for normal enlistment. In November, normal Parish affairs continued. The Parish Council received a letter from the Vicar requesting three shillings per month rent for the use of rooms. The Council asked that the sum should be three shillings with light and

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fire and, without them, two shillings. Counsellor Tarry thought that the Council should find somewhere else to meet, but when Counsellor Hubbard asked him if he knew of another room he had to admit that he did not. After a few weeks of discussion, it was agreed in December that the Parish Council should pay three shillings in winter and two in summer. Mike Senior & Val Moir

Clockwise from top left: Sergt Frederick Moore; his brother, Sergt Alfred George Moore; Sergt Alfred Edmonds; Pte F Drake was not one of the group but joined them for the photo; Pte William George Pedel; Sergt William Edmonds (Percy); Pte Frederick Moore; Pte William Gorley; Pte James Atkins; and Pte Walter Bishop.

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HS2 Wendover petitioners are still being heard and the hearings will spill into November. It is possible we may not hear what the Select Committee are going to do for Wendover before the end of the year. Good luck to those still to appear.

Secondly, at the moment, the lack of definition is a risk. The Select Committee may consider it too nebulous – more conceptual rather than a serious proposal requiring a decision. Or they may chose to pursue it but using the more definitive HS2 proposal which does not help the north side of the One of the subjects being discussed is the town. This is probably why the Wendover idea of a Wendover-only tunnel. This is Society is looking to get some engineering being promoted by The Wendover Society input. who believes a Chiltern AONB long tunnel option is a non-starter given that the Select If the Wendover Society team achieves a Committee were not convinced in July. tunnel for Wendover with the right portal Therefore they have been looking at a draft location in the north that will be a great option by HS2 for a 3995m tunnel as the basis result. Another proposal which is evolving is of their proposal. The northern portal of this the idea of boring a tunnel from the south option is actually 50m closer to Wendover (at only (rather than starting at both ends). At chainage 55.000) than the current HS2 plans its simplest this proposal is for the Tunnel for the cut and cover “green tunnel” and Boring Machines (TBM’s) which will bore finishes at the dip in the ground by Durham through to South Heath to just keep going. farm. The Wendover Society recognises that There would be a need to increase the a tunnel portal moving closer to Wendover boring rate from the 80m a week used by would not be popular, making the position HS2 Ltd. to 90m which actually is still lower worse on the north side of Wendover. They than the recognised benchmarks. This idea have therefore proposed that the portal would take longer to bore than the current could be up to 500m further north, thus proposal but the time could be recovered protecting that side of the town, although by fitting out the tunnel from both ends. By they have not defined just where it should doing this the programme schedule would be or the minimum distance it should be not be impacted. The beauty of this is that from the town. the incremental bored tunnel would only The challenge facing them is twofold. Firstly, like all the other tunnel promoters they believe that the costs as supplied by HS2 Ltd. are over-stated. At £267M (HS2 figure) for a bored tunnel it is not cheap and if the tunnel is being extended to the north by say 500m to protect the town, that will add to the cost. Now it could be shorter to save money but that means it would have to emerge into a cutting somewhere along the line and possibly change the cost dynamics.

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without needing major maintenance. The argument over boring rates will also have to be won. Both approaches face the major challenge of either getting HS2 Ltd to admit they are wrong or the Select Committee to tell HS2 to just do it – give us a tunnel. HS2 Ltd is holding an information event from 11.00 to 4.00 on 7 November at the Memorial Hall. So please turn up and ask them awkward questions such as: • what are they doing to protect the springs around Wendover • why do their tunnel boring machines go so slowly – with the channel tunnel they reached 140m a week v 80m used by HS2 (and being the wrong sort of chalk is only part of the answer). Brian Thompson HS2 Ltd say we will be able to “talk to experts about engineering, construction, property, the environment and more; see maps and plans of the project, and ask questions and explore the proposals in more detail” at their information event on 7 November.

Wendover HS2 Action Group will be present outside this event – regardless of the weather! Come and talk to us before you go in. We will tell you exactly what HS2 Ltd’s incur the ‘marginal costs’ and thus be much present proposals are, and why we think cheaper. Latest indications are it will cost an they are unacceptable for Wendover. Then extra £215M to have a tunnel which goes tell us what you think after you come out. through the AONB and protects Wendover. Another advantage is that you do not need a We will have presented our case to the large construction camp near Wendover for Parliamentary Select Committee earlier that week, on Monday 2 November. We will tell the tunnel boring work. you what we said, and why we think a long The challenges for this approach will be tunnel the length of the Chilterns is the only to convince the Select Committee that answer. the TBM’s can bore a tunnel 24Km long Antony Chapman, Wendover HS2

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Local News would like to send a huge “Thank You” to families and staff who have supported us over the years. To celebrate we held a Teddy Are you ready for Christmas? Need a little Bears Picnic on Sunday 19 July. Families past extra financial help? Contact Aylesbury Vale and present joined us for a balloon race, Community Bank: we’re here to help you! face painting, singing with Penny Lowe, Jelly Babies...and lots more! The winning balloon Aylesbury Vale Community Bank is a branch travelled 98 miles! of Swan Credit Union, which spans Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Thame and Didcot. We are We also held a Black and Bling evening different to high-street banks as we’re a notSaturday 12 September. Over 100 people for-profit cooperative -owned and run by its joined us for an evening of dancing with members. Our aim is to help people save and local band, The Numbers. Some LAK ladies borrow at affordable rates. put together a dance routine, with the help Safe savings and affordable loans of Amy Russell, to “Cheerleader”. They from your local community bank. See brought the house down and did an encore our website for further details: www. performance at the request of the audience. Telephone: 03030 300147. Email: enquiries@ NK Builders of Wendover sponsored the event and Dayla provided the bar and a raffle prize. Other fantastic raffle prizes included, Little Acorns Kindergarten Celebrates The Point, Tres Corazones and The Dandy Little Acorns Kindergarten in Wendover Kid in Wendover, The Woolpack in Stoke celebrated 25 years in September 2015 and Mandeville and Bills of Berkhamsted.

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For more information, please visit: www. The evening event was for members only and they were fortunate enough to listen to a very interesting talk from Group Captain The Wendover Society’s 50th Adrian Burns who gave an address about the last 50 years of RAF Halton followed by Birthday Celebrations questions. A splendid birthday cake was cut 19 September featured a full day of by him and enjoyed by all those present. celebrations to mark the Society’s fifty years Local traders, including Budgens, A Little Bird of existence. In the morning, Bob Duggan of Told Me Gallery, The Forge, Scruples, Wendy Wendover Wood, Jeremy White of Jeremy Lewis of the Loft Gallery, Cornelli Sugarcrafts, White Ceramics and the Wendover Art Club Scruples and Rumseys generously donated all had displays demonstrating the talents of prizes to be raffled. Thank you all. some of the people of Wendover. Margaret Gosling’s fascinating display and Keith This leads us into the next 50 years during Robinson’s postcards brought new insight which the Society will continue its work to to the history of Wendover. Meanwhile preserve and protect the character of our musicians from the RAF accompanied the beautiful historic Market Town. Jane Campion, Vice Chairman coffee and doughnuts that were served.

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Christmas A good look at the adverts in this edition of Wendover News will demonstrate that you need look no further than your own area to buy all sorts of amazing food and presents right on your doorstep which considerably reduces seasonal stress.

As usual on the last weekend in November, this year Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, the Barn Courtyard next to Antiques at Wendover will be transformed into a wonderful Christmas Market. You can experience the beautiful lighting and individual specialist shops any time but when the marquee is up, the range of craft stalls extends your opportunity to buy something really original and genuinely hand crafted for that very special person, see advert page 5. This includes “a little bird gallery” and The Dandy Kid, see advert page 12.

If you missed the traditional Number One, launch of their Christmas Range in October, see also advert on page 6, fear not, they may still have some beautiful gifts available if you rush down to their fantastic shop near the Clock Tower. Don’t forget that presents bought here will be expertly gift wrapped for you, so that’s one less chore for December! There are other craft fairs coming up, too: Saturday 21 November will be busy with W Once again, No2 Pound Street will have Evening WI in the Library Room, see advert late openings on Monday 9 and Tuesday page 6, while Artists and Makers will be in 10 November so that you can see all the Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page Christmas Goodies close up with ideas for 3. St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville has its your own home feasting or gifts including own Craft Fair on Saturday 5 December. hampers. All purchases on the night will receive a helpful 10% discount. Corporate At the same time, or any time, you can enjoy the orders welcome, try 01296 585022 or new Conservatory at Lady Grey Tea Room and See advert below. all their seasonal goodies, including ordering

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specials for the Christmas Season. If you’d like a cosy daytime Christmas Celebration, this could be the place and evening bookings are being taken, see advert page 19. Our local photographer - Peach Lane Studios - has a special offer at the moment, see advert page 20. If you plan to go away any time soon, your pet may appreciate a visit to Wagging Tails, see advert page 20. For an ethical approach to shopping go to JUST at 11 High Street, see advert page 6. One of our more mature local businesses, Chiltern Brewery, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, see article page 24. They were completely ahead of the microbrewery game before that trend was started or named and their experience really shows. They are celebrating the 50th anniversaries of The Chilterns Society and the local AONB. We’re lucky that several new businesses have opened their doors during the past year and they’re all eagerly waiting to serve you.

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Preparations Loaf and Larder, within the Wyevale complex, has a great selection of delicatessen including the now famous Lindengate Sausage, see advert page 4. Celebrating their first birthday! Our newest Cheese outlet, Little Shop of Cheese at the Thursday Market on the Manor Waste, has a great range of British artisinal and Continental cheese to choose from as well as their very own churned butter which is amazing. They have cheese related products, too, and take orders, see advert page 19.

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Wendover 2015 Christmas Celebration Evening Friday 4th December 4pm – 7pm Christmas Tree Switch On Bar & Hot Drinks

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Special visit from Santa And his Reindeer Most High Street retailers will be open until 8pm, so this is the perfect chance to visit old favourites and explore new venues that you’ve not seen before. Wendover Parish Council has taken on the organisation of this event and is donating some of the income to Wendover Swimming Pool as this year’s charity. Many thanks to Harpenden Building Society for generously sponsoring our lovely Manor Waste Christmas tree.

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The pumping stations are all shapes and sizes, and can be in places where there are a number of properties needing to connect to the public sewer network. Customers will know they have one as they’ll be paying to maintain and power them. Jerry White, of Thames Water, said: “This is really good news for customers. We’d urge anyone who thinks they may have one to get in touch so we can check they are eligible for the transfer of ownership. In some cases, as well as electricity savings, maintaining and replacing pumps can cost thousands of pounds so it’s an excellent deal for them. We believe we know where approximately half of the stations we need to take over are, but really need help to find the other 1,800. Please get in touch if you think this applies to you and we can take on the responsibility forever.”

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Ale to celebrate 50 golden years launched on 22 September This year both The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Chiltern Society are celebrating 50 glorious years of helping to protect the tranquil landscape of the beautiful Chiltern Hills. We were delighted to be approached by both organisations jointly and invited to brew a special draught ale to commemorate these landmark anniversaries. The resulting beer, Chiltern Double Fifty, named by Larry Griffiths, a member of the public in a free naming competition, is an autumn dark amber ale 4.2% vol with complex and rich smooth roast malt and citrus aromas. Chiltern Double Fifty will be widely available in pubs across the local region as well as the Chiltern Brewery Shop at Terrick and 5p

“It’s definitely Double Fifty not out,” says our Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson. “We want these fantastic organisations to be around for as long as possible to help protect our wonderful rural landscape. Working and living in The Chiltern Hills is a very important part of the Brewery and those who work here. It is this foundational aspect which lends its style and character to our beers as well as being a huge inspiration for us. It’s great as well to be able to give something in return.” The Chiltern Hills have long been one of one of England’s most beautiful landscapes and in 1965 this was officially recognised when 309 square miles of the Chilterns were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. AONB’s belong to the same family as National Parks representing some of the finest landscapes in the UK. The Chilterns Conservation Board is the public body responsible for promoting and conserving the Chilterns AONB and is delighted to be working

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 New website and webGP Our new website,, will be launched in November. Linked to the new website will be our new online consultation tool called webGP. Using this you will be able to access information on 100 common health conditions, including advice on self-help treatments and what symptoms might indicate a serious problem. webGP will also give you the opportunity to consult electronically with a member of the doctor team by completing a special form online. Flu vaccine If you are 65 years or older or have a long term health condition and have not yet been vaccinated against flu this year please contact Reception to arrange an appointment. Supplies of the nasal vaccine are now available for children aged 2, 3 or 4 year on 1 September 2015, and those under 18 years old with a long term health condition; please arrange an appointment for vaccination via Reception. (5 and 6 year olds are vaccinated at school.)

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You Write Thank You Very Much

Thanks to family and friends for attending my husband Derek Beecham’s funeral. Thank you to Heritage and Sons Funeral Directors and Vicar Mark Dearnley for a fitting service, and also to Pat & Pauline at The Pack Horse for the lovely food. We were able to raise a wonderful donation for Florence Nightingale Hospice in lieu of flowers. Olive Beecham & family

Inconsiderate Parking

I find myself again pleading with drivers to be more considerate when parking around The Pack Horse PH, Clay Lane and The Poplars. Cars are continuing to park on the footpaths and blocking the lowered curbs resulting in pedestrians walking on the road. Drivers are also parking opposite residents driveways which then blocks their access as the lanes are very narrow. Some drivers are parking on the corner of Clay Lane on the path outside the Pack Horse which then blocks the line of sight needed to safely pull out onto the main Tring Road. At some point either the Parish Council or Police need to take action in order to reduce the risks associated with this type of antisocial parking. Dannela Rocco

Thanks from Orchard Green

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Orchard Green Open House on Sunday

6 September. We raised just over £1000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Many thanks to Debbie Tolputt from Taste for organising the cakes and teas and also to the following people who donated the cakes Katy Glover, Amanda Deer, Sally Tompkins, Debbie Tolputt, Lady Grey, Whitewaters, Budgens, No 2 and Kings Farm. Helen Yabsley

Noise & Speed

I read with interest the Robert Duggan (Chairman WPC) article on noise and speed on the by-pass in the Wendover News September edition. It is good to know that the police are involved in the motorbike problems we all suffer from. But like everything there is a downside, at least for us in our post code along the A413, where the problem has shifted to. After all, we are still Wendover despite some forgetting on occasions. It looks as though the offenders have moved to us having been tackled on the by-pass, and the same is happening down to the Missenden by-pass according to feedback from residents living behind the railway station. After many months we have a lighting speed sign in one direction (still not convinced that it is working) but if anything, this appears to have increased the noise and speed on this section of the A413 especially at weekends. John Cole

Save the Children Thanks

A big “thank you” to everyone who donated during our street collection in Wendover on Saturday 6 September. We collected £243 and this has been forwarded to this year’s Refugee Crisis Appeal. Christine Baker, STC local Branch

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Wendover Football Club Wendover FC are set for an exciting season with both the 1st and Reserve Teams being promoted to the Premier and 2nd division of the ADL respectively. With a great 2014/2015 season, which held some really exciting football, we are pumped for the 2015/2016 season. First games were played at the end of August which saw some new players join our current talented players to make us a club to be reckoned with. With strong leadership in place with our managers and two new captains along with the induction of a new Chairman we are looking at a strong and committed task force both on the pitch and behind the scenes.

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love to see some new faces down at the club. FRANK FENNELL There is a home game every Saturday with PLUMBING & HEATING matches kicking off at 14:00, unless it’s a cup Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, match which kicks off slightly earlier at 13:30, Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing at the John Colet playing fields. You will also No job too small find our clubhouse there offering hot and 07967 638527 01296 620629 cold beverages to keep you refreshed during and after the game.

All fixtures can be found on Football Mitoo at and by selecting the Aylesbury District Football League you will also be able to keep track on our league placement for both teams. We also have a Facebook & Twitter page where you can read the popular weekly match updates, keep track on fixtures, see our latest match photos and learn more about the club. Please follow us at: Facebook: A great thing was witnessed in our last season, towers a flurry of new and existing supporters Twitter: @fc_wendover attended both our home and away matches which we feel was a huge contributor to the Here’s to another exciting season and a big success of our teams. We are now looking for thank you for all your support. this to continue for this season and would Wendover FC

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Club Corner Successful Open Day

The Wendover Arm Trust held their second Restoration Open Day of this year on Sunday 6 September at St Mary’s Church, Drayton Beauchamp by kind permission of the Vicar. Hundreds of people attended the event and six conducted tours of the current restoration site were arranged throughout the day. They were able to see volunteers working on restoration and to gain an insight into the methods involved, whilst on the restored section opened last April, some paddle boarders displayed their expertise. Display boards were also on show outside the Church with volunteers answering numerous questions posed by the public. The Grand Draw was held at 3pm. Throughout the day the Tea Tent was fully staffed by volunteers and the delicious cakes on offer were fully sold out by the close at 4.30 p.m. The Trust had one of the best ever days for new memberships and a range of new merchandise was available at the Sales Stall.

A meeting of supporters is being held on Tuesday 3 November, at 7 p.m at Green Park Activity Centre, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton. This will be hosted by The mayor of Tring selects the Grand Draw the Canal & River Trust winners. and WAT. If any readers of “Wendover News” would like to support our efforts by attending please give us advance notice by telephoning 07547 181857. Additional members and volunteers are always needed and further information can be obtained from the website,

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A very strong entry from all our players, well done! These results have built upon the success of our three teams in the Bucks Junior Leagues. This month sees Everyball Tennis take over the management of tennis coaching at our Club, they will be running a series of free taster sessions to introduce the new coaches. The sessions are open to members and non-members and further information can be found in the coaching section of our website, www.

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Club Corner Wendover Bowls Club

and following the Black and Gold dress code, The outdoor season has now ended with the the team had a fantastic evening celebrating last matched being played on the last weekend their successes and receiving awards which had been voted on. Every single player in September. received a medal, but certain players also The Club is now ready for the Short Match received special awards: Season, with matches being played in the Supports Player – Lucy Adler Clubhouse during the winter. This is a busy Coach / Captain Player – Liz Braithwaite time with not only matches being played at Chairwoman’s Cup – Leisl Bowes home but also away at various venues around Most Improved Player – Alice Symonds the area. There also “Spoon Drives” (friendly Players Player – Amy Hodson roll ups for Club Members) on most Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season and also on the 2nd and 4th Sunday in each month. All matches start at 2.15 pm, so members should arrive at 2.00 pm at the latest. A programme of 11 Social Events has been prepared which commenced on 17 October; these continue throughout the Winter, finishing with the Pre Season Dinner on 17 April. Finally, the Club is again hosting the Village Quiz so why not come along and see what the club has to offer in terms of its facilities. If you want any further information, contacts are as follows: Brian Wheeler 01296 622605, Brian Harrison 01296 630669, Ann Smith 01494 569377.

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The club is gearing up for its long-running annual fundraising auction on Saturday 14 November (see advert page 4). It raises valuable funds as well as being a fun day out and all are welcome, whether or not they’ve been before. Bidding starts at 11.30 and usually ends around 4.30 p.m.

Sparrowhawks Netball Team is 1!

Whilst they may not be the oldest sports team in Wendover, the SparrowHawks netball team are certainly starting to make their mark on the village in an eventful first year for the club. Following on from the example set by the football team, the players are proud to wear the Wendover sporting colours of Black and Gold when they play in the Aylesbury District Netball league. Their training is certainly paying off so far, as they hold an unbeaten record of three wins from three games and are currently sitting at the top of the division 5 league table. Having been up and running for just over a year, the Sparrowhawks held a celebratory dinner at the Red Lion in early October which was well attended by the whole club. Looking much more glamorous than usual,

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The Sparrowhawks are always open to new players joining, and train every Thursday evening in Aston Clinton. Further details, including match fixtures and match reports can be found on our website

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14 November will see the last of the large public dancing out occasions of the year, The 2015 Vale Tour for the Whitchurch Men. We have sides coming from Leicester, Sarratt and Enfield as well as representatives from Durham, Leeds and elsewhere. The itinerary is: • 11:00 Manor Waste, High Street, Wendover • 12:00 The Bell, Hardwick • 12:50 The White Swan, Whitchurch • 14:30 Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury • 16:05 Upper High Street, Aylesbury • 17:00 The Rose and Crown, Wingrave • 18:00 The Half Moon, Wilstone

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We’re hoping for some nice weather, but this year we’ve arranged a first by having an opportunity to dance in Friars Square so at least one venue will be warm and dry. Of course, having danced all day, the evening lends itself to the usual feast with a chance to rest the weary joints and the replenishment of vital fluids in the traditional manner. Our practice nights are on Tuesdays at 8:15pm in Wilstone Village Hall so all you men and boys have to do is come along and join us. You can contact us through our web address, just turn up on the night or come and meet us on tour. Wassail, John King, WMM

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Schools John Colet Welcome RAF Visitor

John Colet school staff and students were delighted to welcome Group Captain Adrian Burns, Station Commander of RAF Halton recently. The school invited the Group Captain as part of a commitment to developing and maintaining links with the local RAF base. Group Captain Burns enjoyed a tour of the school to see the facilities on offer and to view a specially created display on life as a Service Child. He then met with several of the service children who attend the school. Seven per cent of students at the school live at RAF Halton and the school offers support to them in a number of ways. All Service Children are able to access one-to-one support with the school’s Service Children Network support officer. This provides those

that need it a confidential person to talk to regarding any issues they are facing, including dealing with the deployment of a parent, which can make for a very difficult time. Head teacher Christine McLintock said: “We were delighted to welcome Group Captain Burns to John Colet. He was able to see the school that many of the young people living at RAF Halton attend, the support that we have in place for them and to hear their first-hand experience. “We are very pleased to work with RAF Halton in a number of ways; team building sessions for Year 12 and Work Experience placements for Year 10. We are always looking at ways to further develop the links.”

11C decided to start the petition as their MAD (Make A Difference) Week activity. MAD week is an initiative run by the John Colet where each form has a dedicated week to “Make A Difference” through either fundraising for charity, highlighting issues within society or making community visits. In light of the sad news last week the form agreed this was an important issue to highlight and so set up an online petition which they promoted through social media. Students hoped to receive 1000 signatures and are thrilled by the response which saw them reaching their target in less than a week, with more signatures still being added. Head teacher Mrs McLintock said: “This is

Road Safety Petition Follows Fatality such an important issue and one which is close John Colet students are overwhelmed by the huge response they have received following the petition they started regarding road safety. Form 11C decided to start the petition calling for improvements to Brook End road in Weston Turville following the tragic death of former John Colet student Ben Roberts.

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RAF Halton International Defence Rugby Competition Most of the games have had a fly past by a Halton House Open Day The first groups of the International Defence Rugby Competition have been battled out at RAF Halton with the Royal Air Force taking on foreign military teams South Africa, Tonga and Georgia.

The Navy were hosts to Japan, Fiji and New Zealand and the Army hosted France, Canada and Australia. Each team brought their own management, medical and coaching staff. On 19 October, the teams played their quarter finals at Halton with the semi finals at the Stoop, Harlequins RFC on the 23rd and the final at the Stoop on 29 October. Sadly, the result of the RAF quarter final on 19 October was RAF 13 - France 29. The IDRC 2015 Semi Final Draw is: Fiji v France, KO - 15:00 British Army v New Zealand, KO - 18:30 hrs Tickets for the matches on the 23rd were available to buy online at: tickets.quins. or on the gate for only £10. Details tbc for Finals.

Tornado or Chinnook and spectators have There were at least 1500 visitors to the been treated to the Hakka by the visiting Halton House Open Day. Halton House was teams. the “party” House for Alfred de Rothschild until the House was purchased by the War The Royal Air Force Rugby Union (RAFRU) Office in 1918 and became the Officers’ was formed on 15 January Mess for RAF Halton. The Grade II* listed 1920 and has continued to House was built between 1880 and 1884. administer the game within the Service ever since with a The weather was kind, with people sitting few ups and downs over the on the Terrace eating cream teas, strolling years. It has won the overall through the House and commenting on the Inter Services competition amazing decor. 15 times and shared the title There were both civilian volunteers and twice. RAF personnel on hand to expand on the history of the House and its decoration. The History of the IDRC The illustrations showing the occasional use The Inaugural competition was of the House for filming in modern times held in 2011 in Australia and created a great deal of interest. Of special New Zealand. Pool matches focus to some was the exact spot where and quarter finals took place in Australia Colin Firth stood during the filming of “The with the semi finals and final taking place in King’s Speech” - in the Gold Room. New Zealand 12 teams competed: Trixie Brabner, one of the hosts and tour • Royal Navy guide, said: “An exhausting day for some as • Royal Air Force there was so much to see. On hand were • British Army coaches to take people to the Trenchard • Tongan Defence Services Museum, the reconstructed Training • French Armed Forces Trenches and the Halton Village Festival. The • New Zealand Defence Force hosts all went home happy but exhausted, • Samoa Police with ideas for the Open Day next year.” • Papua New Guinea Defence Force • Peoples Liberation Army (China) • South African National Defence Force • Australian Federal Police • Australian Defence Force The Samoan Police beat the Tongan Defence Services 22-17 in the 3rd/4th play off. The competition was won by the British Army who beat the Australian Defence Force, 6217 in the final.

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Local Face: Remco van den Heuvel Remco van den Heuvel and his wife Elly moved to Wendover in September 2015 just in time for Remco’s induction as the new minister of Wendover Free Church. Remco and Elly have just finished three years theological study at Regent’s Park College in Oxford and Remco has completed three years as Minister-in-training at Salem Baptist Church in Hillingdon. Remco is now a Newly Accredited Baptist Minister and Wendover Free Church is Remco’s first church as ordained Minister. As the name suggests, Remco is not originally from England. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and came to England in 2001 for the first time on a placement as part of his engineering physics degree. Remco’s student placement was at the Brunel Institute for Bioengineering at Brunel University, London where he met Elly. Remco and Elly were married in 2003 at Slough Baptist Church and Remco became a UK resident. Remco continued to study first for an MSc in Biochemical Engineering at UCL and then he returned to Brunel for His PhD studies that involved a technique called Countercurrent Chromatography which can be used to process pharmaceuticals. Do ask him to explain what that is all about if you are interested! After obtaining his PhD, Remco was employed as a research engineer in Bioengineering at Brunel. During this time Remco and Elly were hosting a home group and very involved in children’s

work at Slough Baptist Church. Remco became more and more involved in leadership positions at Slough Baptist and at Brunel University. Having completed a growing leaders course at Slough Baptist Church and tried (and failed) to complete an online Theology degree Remco was challenged by a talk at the Spring Harvest Christian conference to get off the fence and start moving. This made him think about his future and what the best way forward would be. In 2011 Elly and Remco started to explore whether they should enter Christian Ministry in the Baptist Church. As a first step Remco spoke to his minister who said something like “What took you so long!” In 2012, Remco left science behind to start his ministerial training, but remained involved at Brunel by serving as a volunteer chaplain with the chaplaincy team. Elly remained as Research Fellow at Brunel but reduced her working week to three days to enable her to study alongside Remco. After three years of combining study, church ministry and chaplaincy Remco is pleased to be able to focus his attention on ministry and the Wendover community and is hoping to find

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time to enjoy some painting, music, walking and swimming; hobbies which have been on the backburner since starting training in 2012. Remco and Elly have received an incredibly warm welcome from the people of Wendover and Wendover Free Church already feels like family to them. Remco has started to become familiar with Churches Together and is getting to know local ministers. He is looking forward to getting to know the people of the village and he plans to visit local businesses and make connections in the community. Remco and Elly love working with children and Remco plans to contact the local schools to find out what help and support Wendover Free Church could provide. Remco gave up working in scientific research because he felt that building strong communities, drawing on the good news of God’s love was a better way to make a difference in the world. He is committed to being an integral part of the Wendover community and he would love to chat to local people to help him understand what makes Wendover tick. Do say hello to Remco and Elly when you see them. They would be very pleased to chat with you and get to know you. ELAINE MACWHIRTER

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JAZZERCISE classes to suit you.

07900 987230

Mon, Tue

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Art with Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall 11.30-14.00 Mon, afternoon/evening Tue

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543,

Mon-Wed, Fri


Tai Chi Classes Mon only, Pilates all days. Times, venues & costs vary, see website


Mon, Thu, SAT


Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT


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

Mon-Thu, SUN

19.30-21.30 or stated Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details.

Mon & Fri


Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, bgeinners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School



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



Wendover Fitness Classes. Activities & times vary, see website for details


7.30 or 19.30

The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see website



Rainbows & Rattles playgroup (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1


10.30, 11.30, 13.00

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Library, see website for details



Wendover Baby & Toddler Group (term time only), Wendover Memorial Hall, £2



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

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089



Plain Stitch sewing, including monthly Sewing Bee. Topics, times & locations vary.



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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

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

0845 2303232



(bi-weekly) Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre 01296 621143



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall



Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs



Stay & Play (term time only), Aston Clinton Guide Hall

01296 621143



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



Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, St Anne’s Hall



Gentle yoga & mindfulness, prior booking required. Wen Youth Centre



Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684



Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT


RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall



Messy Play, Wendover Children’s Centre



Stay & Play (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143



(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group


19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School



Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover.

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Little Creators Crafts for pre-schoolers, Wendover Library Room

0845 230 3232


09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.15-12.45, St Anne’s Hall



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



Healing Meditation Group, £10



Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room




Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143


14.20 & 15.15

Sounds Tastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Mem Hall



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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

St Mary’s Shop 01296 623123



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

Liz 01296 622895



Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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exhibitions at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Tuning in with Creation, St Mary's Centre, Wendover, see p 2 also Sun 08, 15 & 22, all 09.30, Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride, see p 2 Annual Thanksgiving and Memorial Service, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Hell's Angels - The Scooter Group! Wendover Christian Centre, see p 2 also Thu 05 & Sun 15, 10.00, and Tue 17, 10.30, Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers Wendover Arm Trust plan review meeting, Green Park HP22 5NE, see p 2 KEHS monthly meeting - "Great Women Gardening Pioneers", Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Disability Benefits Changes, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Save the Children Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 HS2 community information event, Wendover Memorial Hall, see pp 3 & 10 Susan Gray Art Exhibition & Sale, 1 Robert Mews, High St, see advert p 4 World Mission Evening, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 3 Voices For Esme concert, St Mary's Church, see p 3 Fundraiser & Nearly New Sale, entry £1, WT Village Hall, see p 3 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support group (2nd Mon), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting -"Human Population", Wendover Library Room, see p 4 Wendover Evening WI meeting – AGM and "Who's in the picture?", see p 3 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Quiz Night at King & Queen, South Street also Wed 25, 19.30, Wendover Art Club events, Wendover Library Room, see p 4 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society meeting - ‘‘The Swiss Garden”, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 4 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion Tea & Talk, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Tai Chi session, Wendover Library Room, see p 4 YODO Course, Wendover Christian Centre, see advert p 4 Ayles Centre for the National Trust - "Born in an antique shop", Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ RAF Halton Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch applications due, see page 4 Language Conversation Group, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 "Off the Wall" Art Fair, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see advert p 5 Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 4 Whitchurch Morris Men, Manor Waste, see p 29 also Sat 21, 17.00, Film Nights, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see p 5 Tapathon for BBC Children in Need, Wendover Memorial Hall, see front page & page 5 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 5 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 Legacy Fairs, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 5 Charity Coffee Morning, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane, see p 5 Wen Horticultural Society meeting - "College Lake Nature Reserve", Library Room, see p 6 Flotsam Book Group meeting, contact Helen for venue Age UK Fundraiser, tickets £10, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 6 Ramblers AGM & Social, St Anne's Hall Film - "Mr Holmes", tickets £5, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 Aston Wine Club meeting: "The Wine Tipster", Buckland Village Hall "No Dig" gardening, National Vegetable Society, Pitstone Memorial Hall, see p 6 Evening WI Christmas Fair, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 6 Artists & Makers Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 3 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Memorial Meeting for Christopher Lake, Aylesbury Quaker Meeting House HP20 2RT, see p 7 Family History Talk - "World War One Memorabilia", Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 7 Ayles Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 Family Film Evening - “Minions”, free entry, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 7 Concert - “Let the Chilterns Sing”, St Mary's Church, see p 7 Super Sizzling Sausage Supper, tickets £10, St Anne’s Hall, see p 7 Film Tribute to Bette Davis, “All about Eve”, Wendover Library Room, see p 8 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room Twinning Association Quiz Night, tickets £3/£4, Wendover Library Room, see p 8 Town Farm Art Show, 6 Town Farm LU7 0TT, see p 8 Weston Turville Historical Society meeting - "Christmas Celebrations", WT Village Hall, see p 8 Advent Craft Fair, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see p 8 Courtyard Christmas Fayre, Barn Courtyard, High St, see advert p 5 Wendover Art Club Autumn Exhibition, Wendover Library Room, see p 8 Theatre in the Villages - “Bette Davis on the Edge”, tickets £12, St Anne’s Hall, see advert p 5 Wendover Music presents City Chamber Choir, St Mary’s Church, see advert p 5 Purcell School Concert, St Mary’s W Turville, tickets £10, see advert p 6 “Wendover Celebrates” Quiz, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 8 “Mulled Wine & Crime”, tickets £5, Wendover Library Room, see p 8

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from The Chair

I hope some of you saw the Memorial Plaque displayed in our window recently. The Plaque marks the Council’s appreciation to all those people who gave generously to help fund the restoration of the Clock Tower roof. The plaque is made from a section of the recently removed bell tower ladder, which was climbed at least once a week when winding the Clock. This is now done by an electrical autowinding system and the ladder replaced with something safer for our staff to climb when occasionally having to adjust the time. There were many anonymous donors who gave to the fund in various ways, such as entering quiz nights, dropping change into collection boxes and running events. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one who contributed to restoring our iconic landmark.

what a daunting challenge this is. Seeing so many of you up there has made me proud to represent this Village as Chairman of the Parish Council. Good luck to all of you yet to appear. Robert Duggan Chair of Wendover Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Monday 2 November, 7.30pm Library Room

Reporting Faulty Street Lights

At this time of year we start to see problems with our street lights. The Parish Council maintains all the street lighting in the village with the exception of the High Street, Aylesbury Road, Tring Road and South Street/ London Rd. If you see a light that needs attention please report the identification number (every column should have one!) Although the major works to the Clock by calling us or reporting it online - www. Tower are complete, the Council is still looking for ways to improve its facilities. street-lighting-faults/ We now offer the Clock Tower window to clubs and community groups advertising 30mph Wheelie Bin Stickers for new members, events and fund raising. We have purchased 30mph reminder stickers residents The Council recently decided to improve this for facility and it will be having a proper display to put on their wheelie bins. case made for the window. If you would We are of course continuing our campaign like to remind to reduce the impact of HS2 on this Village drivers to keep and we would like to congratulate everyone to the 30mph who has attended the Select Committee limit on your in the Houses of Parliament. Having stood road you can in front of the Committee myself, I know pick up your FREE sticker at the Library from Tuesday 3 November. The

Library can also give out small quantities to residents who would like to help us by handing them out to neighbours and friends. A maximum of two stickers per bin please, and do not leave your bin out any longer than usual. Library Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9.30-17.00, Friday 9.30-19.00, Saturday 10.00-16.00.

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


This year’s celebration will be on Friday 4 December on the Manor Waste and will include Craft and Christmas stalls, hot food, a bar and switching on the Christmas Tree lights by a very special guest. It is also late night shopping evening. We are hoping that Father Christmas will bring some reindeer to say hello to the children who come to see him. This year’s charity is The Wendover Swimming Pool. Look out for the December Wendover News for full details! The small Christmas Trees put up outside the shops will be dressed with new energy saving LED white lights. Any shops wishing to have a tree are reminded to contact the Parish Council as soon as possible.

Twinning Stone Face Lift

Monday 1 August 2016 will be the 40th Anniversary of the Twinning Agreement between Wendover and Liffre. The Twinning Stone, located outside the Library, is to be cleaned and re-grouted as part of a WPC/ Library project to mark the occasion.

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

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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:


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