April 2015 Wendover News

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April 2015

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The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for May 2015 before died on 24 February. Please see tributes on Make the most of longer days Now we’re into April, we’re abuzz with page 18. activity, see Events pages 2 to 7 and the calendar pages 34 and 35. Dolly Saville Allegedly the world’s longest serving In this month’s edition, Wendover News is barmaid, Dolly Saville, also died on 24 paying tribute to three people who were February. Her eulogy can be read on page 32. influential in their own ways. If you would like to suggest a Local Face or make a Tribute, Jean Palmer please use the contact details on this page. A great champion of all things Weston Turville, Jean Palmer died on 10 March. Her Gordon Newman son Mark wrote the tribute on page 31. A highly respected headmaster of John Colet School from 1962 to 1984, Gordon Newman Erratum: The Tim Russ story about property demand on page 22 of the March edition of Wendover News contained a formatting error which made it difficult to read. The full text of the article appears on www.wendovernews. co.uk/news/propertydemand. Wendover Dolly Saville paused at the Red Lion on her way to St Mary’s on News regrets the her final journey. Acquaintances lined the street. Family, work error. colleagues and friends packed the church.

RAF Flypast

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.

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

April Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre £10 Gift Voucher for the winner February’s object was a snooker cue re-tipper Open 7 Days a week Customer Car Park THE OLD POST OFFICE, 25 HIGH STREET, WENDOVER 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk

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Tuesday 7 & 21 April at 1.30pm



Wednesday 15 April

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Wendover Music Concert Series 2015 at St Mary’s Church 11 April 19.30 Natalie Clein (cello) Anthony Marwood (violin) J S Bach, Kodaly and Ravel

13 June 19.30 Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano) Saint-Saëns, Brahms and Poulenc

9 May 19.30 Endellion String Quartet Schubert, Sibelius & Beethoven

11 July 19.30 Martin James Bartlett (piano) J S Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Prokofiev

Please put the dates in your diary. Tickets available from 2 March from St Marys Church Shop,Wendover, by phone from Aylesbury Tourist board (01296 330559) or from our website www.wendovermusic.org.uk

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Events Exhibition & Sale of Paintings

Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures

Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club are Fri 3, Sun 5, Mon 6, 10am-4pm HP22 6QH Saturdays until May 2015. Home games in Proceeds benefit Calibre Audio Library for Weston Turville. More on www.arfcuk.com. the Blind.

Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Lacey Green Windmill Open

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to Sun 5, Mon 6, 2-5pm HP27 0PG make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is The windmill will be open on Sundays and sure to be a group for you. See pages 34 & 35. Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm to 5pm until Sunday 27 September. Admission is £2 Cycle Rides and Local Walks per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do as KEHS Meeting long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always Tue 7, 8pm, Stewart Hall welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride “The Productive Cut Your Own Garden”. first. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides/. Chris Day, from Buckingham Garden Centre, returns to offer practical advice on developing The Ramblers have a programme of organised a cutting garden. walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at Sandow Clowns Slapstick Theatre the listings on page 35 for more details. Wed 8, 2pm, Memorial Hall Creative Connections Clowning for CLIC Sargent. All tickets £4.00 28 Mar - 9 May, Bucks County Museum, adults and children three years and over, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP free for two years and under. Tickets on the See exciting new work created by artists door from 30 minutes prior to performance. from Bucks Art Society and other art groups and inspired by objects from the Museum’s Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton collections. Work is for sale. Free entry. For Beauchamp Horticultural Society further details visit www.buckscountymuseum. Wed 8, 8pm, Anthony Hall org or call 01296 331441. Talk with slides: “May West – West Country Gardens” by John Cornwall. Thu 9, 6-7.45pm, Anthony Hall Sat 28 Mar, Loaf & Larder, Wyevale Gdn Ctre Entry night for the Spring Show With demos, sampling, food producers and Sat 11, 2pm, Aston Clinton School Hall 19th annual Spring Show and plant sale. more. See ad p 4 and details page 30. Entry £1.

Easter Food Festival

Halton Tennis Centre Tennis Camps

30 Mar-11 Apr, Chestnut Avenue, Halton Tennis Camps for children from toddlers upwards. Book and pay over the phone by ringing 01296 623453 or book and pay online by going to www.haltontennis.co.uk.

EASTER SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Worship with Holy Communion St ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON 10.30am Sunday Mass St MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8.00am Holy Communion, 9.00am Holy Communion 10.30am All Age Communion St MICHAEL’S C of E HALTON: 6.00pm Holy Communion For more about church services,courses and meetings, visit the Churches Together Office: @stmary’s, 11 High Street HP22 6DU 01296 623123 10am-12.30pm each weekday (excluding Wednesday) 2

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Tea & Talk

Thu 9, 10.30-11.30, Wendover Library Room The April topic is a family talk by Sue Hetherington on the Peregrine Falcons that live on County Hall in Aylesbury.

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Events Carers Bucks

Thu 9, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room “Time for Me” pamper session. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. www.carersbucks.org

Library Garden Opens for 2015

Sat 11, 10.00, Wendover Library With activities and stories for children from 11am.

Cat Show

Sat 11, 12.30-4pm, Memorial Hall Entrance £2.50 or £1.50 concessions.

Wendover Football Club

Sat 11, 2pm, Fairford Leys HP17 8QQ 1st big semi final of the season! Wendover take on Haddenham United for a chance to play in the Marsworth Cup Final (scheduled for Monday evening 27 April at Tring Athletic stadium!). Do please come and give your support!

Fete for Special Care Baby Unit Sat 11, 2-4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall 1st Halton (RAF) Scouts are organising and hosting a fete to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

April Loyalty Card Offers See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa, Peach Lane and Harpenden Building Society ADH Window Cleaning: 20% discount: Patio & Decking pressure washing 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! Gutter clean check £30 discounted from any work done 07777 654383 A Little Bird Gallery: Spend over Ten pounds and receive a FREE gift! Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 Cat Booker: FREE Class induction worth £5 or FREE Trial class worth £7:50-£9 for all new Custom. www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk / 01296 696133) Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 James Lyons Catering: Dine at home with rosette standard food. Looking to entertain a client then please call James - 07896059275 Liveluxe: FREE gift with any purchase when using your ILW Card 07786 990 537 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2: Treat yourselves to our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street, and we will treat you to 10% OFF Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. 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 Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Saturday 11 April: The library garden will be re-opening At 11am there will be a children’s activity and stories. Come along for refreshments, cake and entertainment, weather permitting. Friday 17 April at 7.30pm On Screen at Wendover is showing Pride Tickets from the Library. Enquiries: onscreenatwendover@hotmail.com

2nd Thursday of each month 10.30-11.30: Tea and Talk An interesting talk, free refreshments and a chance to socialise. Sue Hetherington will join us during April to give a family talk about the Peregrine Falcons resident at County Hall in Aylesbury. We will have a children’s wild bird picture hunt and a family quiz. Please let us know if you intend to come to the talk. 2.00 - 3.00pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month - Knit & Natter Free. For all levels, just turn up, use your own materials or ours and enjoy a hot drink Monthly Conversation Group - International Conversation Coffee Morning If you are interested in practising a language other than English please get in touch. Please note that Fun Fridays is now finished For more information visit the Library or www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/friends-of-wendover-library

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would like to announce that we are under new management from 1st April

Please celebrate with us and try our Easter treats Find us behind Wendover Antique Centre


MONDAY 13th APRIL 2015 11.30 – 1 PM

£15 per session to include refreshments Non Refundable deposit required to secure a place All materials provided All ages welcome to book a session please call

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Wendover Music Concert

This year the National Federation of Women’s Institutes celebrates 100 years since the first WI was formed in Llanfairpwll in Anglesey. Last year the WI Centenary Baton started its journey travelling around the country visiting numerous WI’s. Wendover is honoured to be one of those selected to receive the Baton. On Saturday 25 April the Baton will arrive KEHS Spring Show at Wyevale Garden Centre, (World’s End) Sun 12, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall Come along and enjoy some beautiful Wendover. There the Baton will be received displays of Spring flowers, together with and carried at 2pm by Fiona Poole, Wendover WI’s inaugural President. Any queries please delicious home-made teas. contact: Margaret Currell 01296 582318. Sat 11, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church This concert features Natalie Clein on cello and Anthony Marwood on violin performing pieces by Kodaly, Ravel and JS Bach. See advert page 1.

Boxcrazy Papercraft Workshop

Mon 13, 11.30am-1pm, Costa, Wyevale Garden Centre £15 to include refreshments. Non-refundable deposit required. Please ring Sue on 07758 594068 to book. See ad page 4.

Evening WI

“Mud Matters”

Wed 15, 7pm, Lindengate, Wyevale Gdn Ctre “The Importance of Soil Preparation”, presented by Julia Ayrey, Horticultural Expert from Wyevale Garden Centre. Bookings through jane.gellatly@lindengate.org.uk.

Wendover Horticultural Society Tue 14, 7.45am, St Anne’s Hall Edwina Mahoney will be talking about Thu 16, 2.30pm, Library Room Volunteering for Victim Support. Visitors are “Pests and Diseases”, with speaker Paula Dorsett. most welcome to come to the meetings.

The Farm Shop, Deli and Butcher at Worlds End Garden Centre INVITE YOU TO A MONTH OF FOOD KICKING OFF WITH OUR

Easter Food Festival Saturday 28th March 2015

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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 16 April 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

Aylesbury Ctre for the National Trust butterflies and Shankydd and Joey the

Thu 16, 8pm, Broughton Jr School HP19 9GY donkeys are coming along with their friends Lumina presents ”Eight hundred years of from Road Farm Countryways. Music for Courtiers and Commoners”. Refreshments will be available including tea and homemade cake and a hotdog stall On Screen @Wendover Library supported by Loaf and Larder, with their very Fri 17, Sun 19, 7.30pm, Library Room own Lindengate Sausage! The critically acclaimed and touching Britcom “Pride” is the April offering. Tickets £5 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild in advance - book soon, as they go quickly! Sat 18, 2.30 pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ “A Passion for Pearls” with Frances Benton is a lively talk on pearls, nature’s only living Family History Talk gemstones. Sat 18 2pm, Prebemdal Farm Comm Ctre

“Our Ancestors Through Literature” with Nearly New Sale and Rotary Craft Fair speaker Michael Grady. Non-members very Sat 18, 11am-4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall welcome. A small donation is appreciated. Nearly New Sale to benefit Weston Turville www.bucksfhs.org.uk Pre-School and Spring Craft Fair to benefit Lindengate.

Lindengate Spring Fair

Sat 18, 2-5pm, Worlds End Garden Centre There will be lots to see and do including vintage tractor ploughing, steam engine displays, a working forge, a number of the local conservation groups with bats and

Toddle Bop followed by Kids Disco

Sat 18, 3.15-4.30 & 5.30-7.30pm, Mem Hall Kids Night Out bring another round of music, dance & fun to the Memorial Hall. Please visit www.kidsnightout.net. See advert page 6.

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Lipreading & Managing Hearing Loss classes at Wendover Library Term starts Friday 24 April Time: 1.30 - 3pm Small, friendly class

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A Service for Wholeness and Healing

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**All stock must go** End of lease Clearance Sale Most items at cost price OR LESS!! Call in to the Barn behind the shop where furniture is being sold at cost price Many items need restoration, - an ideal springtime project ! Hours of business: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Closed Wednesday & Sunday

Shop closes Saturday 2nd May Hogarth House, High Street, Wendover 01296 624402, enquiries@sallyturnerantiques.com www.sallyturnerantiques.com Customer car park through archway

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Events Parkinsons Coffee Morning

mental scars or trauma, or you are grieving the loss of someone dear to you. You may be about Thu 23, 10.15am-12noon, Library Room Get some information about Parkinson’s and to undergo hospital treatment or perhaps, you care for someone who is suffering. have a cup of coffee in support of charity. If you would value the opportunity to spend time in a sacred place, and to absorb the healing Thu 23, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “My Life as a Film Extra”, with speaker Jacqui love and peace of God, you are warmly invited to attend a time for Wholeness and Healing. Keyse. Members £3, Visitors £4. During this short, simple and very gentle “service”, which includes stillness, silence and Weston Turville Historical Society music, there will also be an invitation to receive Fri 24, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “The Nightingale Sisters & Claydon House”, the “laying on of hands” or, simply to sit still with speaker Sue Baxter. Members £2, Visitors and experience God’s loving presence and touch. You do not need to be a church member £3. www.wthsoc.org.uk to be able to attend. All are welcome.

Wendover Twinning Association

Guide Hut Tidy Up

Sat 25, 10am-12noon, Manor Crescent Come along and meet members of Wendover’s Girlguiding community and help give the Guide Hut and its grounds a much-needed makeover. Tea and rolls on offer.

“Japanese Gardens and their philosophy”

Service for Wholeness & Healing

And in May...

Wed 29, 7pm, Lindengate, Wyevale Gdn Ctre Julia Ayrey brings her knowledge to another Lindengate workshop. Bookings through jane.gellatly@lindengate.org.uk.

St Mary’s Flower Festival, the Halton Triathlon, Sun 26, 3pm, St Mary’s Church Perhaps you are suffering from physical or more from Lindengate, and many more events!

KING AND QUEEN Beer Festival

01 – 04 May 8 Real Ales & 2 Real Ciders BBQ Saturday Followed by Live Music from 9pm – midnight

Quiz nights

2nd Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm. 8 April, 13 May, 10 June

Food Served

Tuesday – Friday 12.00 – 2.30pm, 5 – 9pm. Saturday 12.00 – 9pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4pm Pizzas available to eat in or take away (10% off). See Website or Facebook for more events www.Thekingandqueenwendover.co.uk 6

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Where: St Mary’s Church Wendover When: Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May Theme: celebration of 800 years of community since Magna Carta Aim: to have an exciting community event and raise funds for St Mary’s church and the local mental health charity Lindengate (which supports people with mental health issues through gardening and horticultural activities).

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Refreshments: Healing Meditation Group • All weekend – Magna Carta cafe selling Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies and tea/ coffee and homemade cakes 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course 2015 • All weekend our own Magna Carta Beer Mornings in Wendover tent selling local beer and other drinks FFI holisticlouise@tiscali.co.uk • Saturday lunchtime BBQ www.beingmystical.co.uk • Sunday lunchtime Hog Roast accompanied 01296 696285 mob 07742 185 819 by the GilliBillies, accordion and mandolin players • Monday lunchtime – ploughman’s lunch accompanied by Magna Carta era music

Other activities • Raffle and Tombola • Plant stall • Book stall • Flower wall • Children’s activities, including a bouncy castle/slide, quiz, jewellery making and face painting – not all available at the Music: • Headline event is the concert on Saturday same time. 2nd May at 7.30 in the church featuring singer Jill Neenan, the AMC Big Band and Further details from: @stmarys church shop, the AMC Double Reed Ensemble 11 High Street Other music events include: • Five children’s choirs from local schools Wendover HP22 6DU singing on the Saturday morning www.stmaryswendover.org.uk/flowers • St Mary’s singers on Saturday afternoon • St Mary’s musicians on Sunday lunchtime, A souvenir programme is also on sale (£2) at including Sarah on Sax • Wing Choir with music director Jill Neenan the church shop (from Easter). and some of her friends and senior Entry: students. • Also Aylesbury Grammar School Barber • Entry to church is by donation • Tickets for the Saturday evening concert Shop musicians • Songs of celebration praise with popular are £10 or £25 for a family ticket with up nominated songs/hymns – Sunday evening to two adults • Guitar mini concert on Monday morning • Celebration praise – no charge. Forms to nominate favourite worship song or hymn • Bach Violin and Oboe concerto in D minor • Closing concert with Peter Thomas and available at the church office. friends Monday afternoon See adverts pages 3 & 5. • Several other small music items What will there be? Flower and other displays depicting historical events as they have impacted Wendover eg Wendover before history, Cromwell’s army, the leper colony and Mrs Armitage’s pies!.... and much more

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2014 Wendover Remembers

APRIL 1915

The Second Battle of Ypres began on 22 April 1915 and the Germans used poison gas for the first time in the war. Only a determined defence by Canadian troops checked the German advance. On 25 April 70,000 British, Australian and French troops landed at Helles and Anzac Cove in Gallipoli in an effort to take Turkey out of the war. Italy entered the war on the side of the Allies. At sea, the British ship the Seven Seas was torpedoed off Beachy Head and the German submarine U-10 sank three British trawlers. Zeppelins bombed East Anglia, Tyneside and some London suburbs. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lloyd George, concerned at the ill-effects of alcohol on industrial production, increased the tax on beer and spirits and persuaded King George V and his household to abstain for the duration. It was a gesture ignored by most of the population. In Wendover the Holland Brewery in the High Street advertised its price list stating that “These prices do not include the additional War Tax”. Ale XXX cost 2d a pint and the strong Double Stout 2 1/2 d a pint. Wendover’s fifteen public houses thrived. By April 1915 work to improve the amenities at Halton Camp was nearing completion. In the early months of the war, particularly during the winter of 1914-15, the camp area had suffered from flooding and lack of catering and hygiene facilities and these led to the spread of infection and desertion. As a result, soldiers were billeted out to homes in the area and many were found accommodation in Wendover. The tents at Halton were replaced by wooden huts and a newspaper report in April described the movement of troops back to the Camp and the great preparations for their return. A

new road, now Forest Close, was constructed from the Station to Dobbins Lane to ease the movement of troops. Now that trench warfare was established on the Western Front the training of soldiers included the design and construction of trenches and these are still in evidence in the Halton grounds. Sailors were not forgotten and Mrs C.S. Routh, of the Manor House, organised the collection of fruit and vegetables, many gathered by school children, and these were sent to the Fleet. The German U-boat activity and the loss of British merchant ships placed great emphasis on the local production of food. Mr Charles Adams of Manor Farm relinquished his lease on a piece of land in Tring Road to provide an extra garden area for the school. The entry in the School Log Book for 12 April 1915 stated : “ Work started and continued more or less each day on the new garden”. Fourteen girls and fourteen boys were each allocated a plot of land to produce vegetables and much of their produce went to the war effort. The soldiers from the Camp swelled the population of Wendover. Mr E. Sanders of Vine Tree Dairy was hard pressed to supply the required quantities of milk and advertised for additional milk to be brought to Wendover Station. There was full employment and an increasing demand for houses for rent. The war had brought considerable prosperity to the town.

If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

Wendover Choral Society

St Mary’s Church Wendover 16 May at 7.30 MUSIC FOR VOICE AND BRASS ‘MORE ENGLISH THAN THE ENGLISH’ Wendover Choral Society and the City of Cambridge Brass Band Conducted by Peter Bassano • Five Songs by British composers: William Sterndale Bennett; Edward Elgar; George Macfarren; Joseph Barnby; Charles Wood • Christopher Gunning: Wicken Fen • Percy Grainger: Folk Songs • John McCabe: Cloudcatcher Fells • John Rutter: Gloria

Ticket £15; Concessions £12 and Under 18s Free Tickets available from @St Mary’s, info@stmaryswendover.org.uk 11 High Street, Wendover. Tel: 01296 623123 8

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Youth U3A take on youngsters and win…

Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm

During February half term the centre was awash with activity. There was a junior first aid course run by Bucks County Council, which gave some of the young leaders the chance to earn a qualification that benefits the centre and them as young people. This was a fun and productive day.

at Wendover Youth Centre, Wharf Road, Wendover

The centre also hosted Premier Sports activity camp. www.sport.premier-education.com lists as these groups came together and shared knowledge and experience. more of those to come. On the last day of half term, it was time for battle to commence, as several of our young people took on the giants that are the university of the third age for table tennis. The young people didn’t quite realise what they were taking on, as very quickly they were beaten in almost every game. However, heads are still held high and they are now challenging the U3A to something more physical, dodgeball. As I reflect on this event and look at the picture above, I am just inspired as these two generations came together. The atmosphere was great and the energy high

After the tournament the young people spent some time coming up with ideas for our Apprentice-style competition and doing Dragons’ Den-style presentations. To find out more about The Apprentice, which we are running in conjunction with Budgens and the Wendover Youth Forum, email me becky@wyc.uk.com. And if this wasn’t enough, we finished the day off with some go karting. The Youth Forum have now got their own go karts. If you would like to hire them for your youth group, go to www.youthforum. co.uk/wheelspin.

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Rotary Technology Tournament 2015 All teams had from 10am – 2pm to design On Friday 27 February four John Colet Teams took part in the Rotary Technology tournament at Chiltern Hills Academy. The teams were made up of students from Year 7 – Year 10 and everyone was delighted as John Colet won three out of four categories at the tournament.

and make their model, and all agreed the time whizzed by. All teams were thrilled as every vehicle constructed successfully made it across the string.

Two of the four teams were awarded £25 each prize money and as a school the teams also won a trophy for having the most Technology teacher Mr Brand was also triumphs in the various categories. entered into the advanced level category! Team were challenged to create a rescue vehicle powered by a motor and battery pack, which then needed to run across a one metre suspended string across a river, with no human contact with the device whilst in motion. The younger teams also had to create an on/off switch, whilst the Year 10 team needed to install a reverse mechanism for the vehicle so it could drop a rescue package and reverse back across the string! Material available included cogs, wires, wooden rods, a motor, a battery pack, paperclips, screws, string and various other items.

Year 9 Apprenticeship Assembly

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Year 9 students were given a presentation about the scheme. Lauren Green, Lauren Ruta and Charlotte Bridson are all currently studying various apprenticeships and spoke about their experiences. The presentation was organised through Bucks Adult Learning, who ran a series of presentations across the county to inform current students about apprenticeships, and inspire students to consider this career option.

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Schools Two of the speakers were former John Colet Points Score (APS) and 1st in meeting students, so it was particularly interesting to expected levels of progress in English. welcome them back and hear about their experiences since leaving school. Prestwood Campus, our sister school in the federation, came 3rd in the APS league tables. This is an outstanding achievement of which we are extremely proud. We are delighted for our pupils who have worked hard to achieve such outstanding results and this in turn affords them greater life chances when they leave the school. We have an imminent local authority review inspection and will update you on the outcome of this in the next edition. Fingers Apprenticeship Assembly crossed! Gary Regan, Head of Wendover Campus Chiltern Way Federation gregan@bucksgfl.org.uk Wendover Campus is delighted to share with you our recent educational outcomes and how they compare nationally. Using published data and comparing it to the 132 other similar schools in the country, Wendover came 8th in terms of Average

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On Saturday 14 March the Wendover POP group hosted a very successful meeting for over 50 petitioners from the Wendover area. Bob Duggan welcomed everyone and explained the idea was to get petitioners to start to think about appearing in front of the select committee, what evidence they needed and how they were going to present it. This was achieved by sharing with them the lessons learnt from observing the select committee and a short excerpt of the select committee on TV and by trying to establish what petitioners’ needs were for support and training. The idea of jointly petitioning was discussed. In addition an update on HS2 was provided by Hilary Wharf of HS2AA and Ray Payne talked about the Chiltern Long Tunnel. A big thank you to the speakers and helpers who helped make this event a success. Based on this progress Wendover HS2 plans to lead further meetings to support petitioners.

for electioneering. They will not start again until after the general election in May. Consequently the visit of the select committee to the area is likely to be in the second half of May or early June.

Our MPs have been lobbying for the select committee to have a 3 day visit to Buckinghamshire – one day for each constituency. Clearly the number of petitions from Wendover and the Chilterns represent a challenge to them. Deciding on a tunnel early would potentially save them time and effort, but just how to do it is still open to debate. The select committee could hear the tunnel promoters and councils between June and summer recess and then hear individuals after the summer recess. Or they could hear the Colne Valley proposals and those petitions come down from the north towards Wendover before the summer recess and then hear the Chilterns after the The timetable for the select committee summer. They have a great challenge in front has been announced up until the break of them.

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HS2 Some other breaking news: • HS2 no longer going to Heathrow • Euston for HS2 seems to be shrinking and costing even more • Select committee stopped hearing petitions on 23 March. A few days of private meetings follow and then they start electioneering • The House of Lords Economic affairs committee report on HS2 due 25 March I spent a morning last week sitting in on the select committee hearing petitioners • Chiltern Long Tunnel scheduled to be published towards the end of March from the Colne Valley. It was enlightening. The most surprising thing I found is that my opinion of MP’s went up after this Interesting times ahead! Brian Thompson experience. They were polite and helpful to petitioners, most importantly they listened (they may not have agreed but they were there). I could see why they get a little bit irritated by repetition and generalities. They liked personal stories – how does HS2 impact you walking your dog, weeding your garden, driving to work or sitting on your patio. They seemed interested which I thought was great. Here is a question for those interested in these things .The select committee started hearing Petitioners last July, by the end of March they will have heard 400. If there are over 800 in the Chilterns how long will it take to hear them all? Either way it seems individual petitioners will not be called before September.

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The Volunteer Hub actively recruits volunteers 5 million vulnerable adults state that TV is for charities and groups in Buckinghamshire their main form of company…with your help, who support older and vulnerable adults as part of Buckinghamshire’s County Council’s we can change this. Prevention Matters programme. The Volunteer Hub is running a major campaign to recruit volunteers for local Wendover Toddlers groups and clubs in Buckinghamshire Wendover Toddlers runs every Monday who provide social activities for older and during term time, 1.30-3pm in the Wendover Memorial Hall, aimed at babies and toddlers vulnerable adults. aged 0-5. We are supported and attended There are some wonderful services in Bucks by staff from the Wendover Children’s but some are running at full capacity - with Centre on the First Monday of each month your help, more volunteers can increase and offer a fun friendly atmosphere with services and help reduce loneliness. Local a baby corner, crafts, toys, tea/coffee and groups and clubs need volunteers to help healthy snack. Admission is free on your with lunches, fun activities, befriending, first session, then £2 for 1 child, siblings £1, driving and more! If you have a spare hour under 6 months are free. or two, would like to benefit others and join a friendly group, change your life and become a volunteer! For information about volunteering opportunities in Bucks, please contact the Volunteer Hub on 0300 1111 250 or email gillian@communityimpactbucks. org.uk to find you a suitable role.

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Gordon Newman rural school and built it into a thriving educational establishment with a very good academic reputation. Pupils and staff alike appreciated his forward looking policies, his disciplinary requirements and his interest. He was not a remote figurehead but a hands on, visible, headmaster. Philip Mitchell adds: In 1984 I was very lucky to become headmaster to succeed Gordon Newman as headteacher of John Colet School, which was well respected in the local area. There was a good work ethic among the children and the staff were clearly focussed on the needs of the pupils.

Cherry-Anne Evans, who taught with Gordon in both The Grange and The Colet, writes: Wendover News welcomes Prior to taking on the headship of tributes, anecdotes and high resolution John Colet School, Gordon Newman had been deputy headmaster at The Grange photographs to be published in the May School in Aylesbury. He took over a small, print edition and online.

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litter and flower bins etc., or worse still, The Parish Council has decided to remove will be left sprawled over the pavement, the three cycle racks from their land in front particularly by small children. of Budgens store when the Manor Waste • Racks provide secure fittings to padlock a bike to. is refurbished later this year. The Council • Budgens is the most frequently visited would place new racks at the east and west destination in the village for cyclists and is extremities of the Waste as part of the also the source of the greatest volume and makeover of this public space. Get Wendover weight of purchases made. Cycling, the local cycling amenity pressure • Motorists can lock shopping in their cars group, has argued forcefully against this whilst returning trolleys, cyclists must leave proposed change. Arguments made included: theirs unattended. • Cyclists would be deprived of one of the • That the original black “Sheffield Pattern” principal benefits of cycling - it represents racks had been requested by the former door to door transport. owners of Budgens to bring order to the • Some shopping trolleys will be abandoned by parking of bicycles in front of the store. the new cycle racks rather than being returned. The request was met jointly by the Parish • The weather awnings along the front of Council and the County Council who each Budgens offer shelter from the rain. bore half the cost. Removing the racks now • If the bike racks are removed it’s likely the cyclists shopping at Budgens will default and would be to waste this public expenditure. • Bike racks are an effective solution to the leave their bike as near as possible to the front problem of where to leave bicycles. Without of the store, propped against anything to racks cycles will be left propped against hand. Is this the untidy image either Budgens shop frontages, private property and any or the Parish Council wish to see imposed on other handy object such as benches, trees, the smartly restored Manor Waste?

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GWC lobbied for additional racks at either end of the Waste when the project was first considered and had assurances that these would be provided in addition to the current provision. What GWC didn’t expect and deplores in the strongest possible terms was that the present racks be removed from what is public not private land. We have not lost hope that this unfortunate decision could be reversed if we could gain sufficient support from Wendover cyclists and other sympathetic residents. If you wish to support GWC, please email the clerk to the parish council (clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk). Chris Peeler, chair, Get Wendover Cycling

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Cycle Racks racks for cycle parking at both ends of Manor consultation process prior to developing the Waste, instead of the single rack currently Manor Waste project, one of the questions asked was whether provision for cycle located in front of Budgens. parking should be increased. There were WPC has considered the arguments put 254 completed questionnaires returned forward by Get Wendover Cycling (GWC) to in total. A great response for this kind of keep a rack at the front of Budgens. Wendover consultation. 32% of responders expressed Parish Council (WPC) has to consider all of the the wish to have increased cycle parking users of the Manor Waste and how they will provision. Statistically this was the lowest be using the land now and in the future. For approval ratio of the four choices where example, we have a number of people who people expressed an opinion. The WPC use mobility scooters and people with prams, decided to take a positive view for the future all of whom we are sure would like to leave and to increase the cycle rack provision. their valuable equipment under cover, in sight and near to hand. By placing a rack at each end of the Manor Waste it is believed cyclists will see them more By doubling the provision of cycle racks currently easily and realise that they are for general use on Manor Waste, WPC continues to support and not just for Budgens shoppers. We also responsible cycling in Wendover and beyond. want to reduce the number of cycles being We are currently looking at plans to install cycle ridden across what is primarily a pedestrian area to reduce the risk of a collision. racks at the Cricket Club on The Witchell.

provide an access ramp. Sweeney’s Budgens then funded the replacement of the old racks. The WPC hopes to reuse these racks elsewhere as the style of rack is not in keeping with the overall design for the refurbishment of the Manor Waste. GWC is concerned that cyclists going to Budgens will not use a rack at the ends of Manor Waste but will instead drop their bikes outside of the shop. WPC believes cyclists in the village are more responsible than this. For many, we are sure their cycles are simply too valuable to them to just abandon in this way. Cyclists leaving their bicycles in inappropriate places outside shops and businesses in the rest of the village does not seem to be a problem.

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As we soak up the joys of another spring and all that it heralds for the year ahead, Lindengate is very excited to be fully operational with an ever expanding and successful community of “Gardeners” and volunteers. We have been greatly encouraged by all the amazing work that everyone involved with Lindengate has put into seeing us through our first winter and as the site starts to turn from brown to green we can really feel that we are reaping the benefits of such commitment. Sian Chattle and Charlie Powell, Lindengate’s Co-Founders, both say, “We still have a long way to go before we are sustainable, but we have been amazed by the local support that we have received that has enabled us to get this far with this much needed resource. We can do so much to help people with mental health needs in our area.”

and bedding plants and we have a number of plans to start work on a few of the many types of garden designs and habitats that we hope to include on the site.

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March was an up and down month for Wendover FC 1st Team, with the “Black & Golds” winning 3 and unexpectedly losing 2 of their 5 games played. This resulted in an exit from one of the cups, but sustained their push for the title at the top of the league thanks to a quick fire season double over Bedgrove Dynamos beating them 5-2 away and 6-0 emphatically at home.

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Please contact wccvillagecup@gmail.com if Recently there has been growing concern you are interested in entering team for this over our ability to keep our restoration going season or come down to the Witchell to purely on a volunteer basis. We are looking enjoy a feast of cricket. at the possibility of using contract assistance with some of the work. Wendover Bowls Club We are also asking volunteers to nominate The indoor season “Short Mat” ends this days they are able to assist so that there month and we then revert to playing are six on site every day and not turn up outdoors. Whatever the weather brings (yes unannounced to find there is no work for we are daft enough to play in the rain), it is still a good way to spend time outdoors. them. Thank you.

Wendover Village Cup 2015

The 2015 Wendover Village Cup competition is returning to the Witchell Cricket Ground for most weekend afternoons from late April through to the Final on 19 July at the Witchell. The competition is our local family friendly rival competition to the IPL 20/20 with teams of 8 players made up of local teams often scoring in excess of 300 runs from 12 “8 ball” overs. The teams include the Wellhead Old Boys, Dragons, Jolly Boys, Tradesmen, Rugby Dads, Fat Dads, WFC Young Guns, Pretenders, Sharks and Angels.

We have a full season of fixtures against other Clubs which are the “Friendly” fixtures and are played at Home and Away generally on Saturday and Sunday afternoons with a light meal after the match where we get to know other Club members. They are always played in good atmosphere and there are no recriminations if a “rink” loses. They just have to help tidy up!! We will also be putting teams into various County and other Competitions. Please watch this space!

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Club Corner We have our Pre Season Dinner in the Club House on Friday 17 April which is the day before our first outdoor match against Kitcheners Bowls Club. This club comes from Berkhamsted and have been, for a number of years, our first competitive match. Our Club is pleased to announce that on April 11 two of our members are celebrating their ”DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY” in the Club House. They are both keen bowlers and play on a regular basis both indoors and out. Many Congratulations! The Games Night went very well with 54 Members attending. A good evening was had by all. If you want more information about the Club, which is located in Dobbins Lane just behind the Tennis Club, please come along and meet some members. We are normally open during the Summer Season on most days and at the weekend unless we are “playing away”. To check, just contact Brian Wheeler

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The cricket season is nearly upon us and junior and senior training starts outside in mid-April. Meanwhile, Wendover Cricket Club is preparing to celebrate its 150th Year! It’s a milestone year for our Cricket Club and, whilst HS2 continues to cast its long shadow over the Ellesborough Road ground, the Club is casting aside such concerns in its determination to celebrate 150 Years of play. Events are being planned for Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September so watch out for news on that next month! There will be a Members evening event, as well as day and evening events to which all are welcome, so save those dates! Leagues have been entered for all ages from 9 to 17, as well as the senior teams in the Mid Bucks League, with the first games starting on 25 & 26 April. Some age groups are already at maximum capacity, but all

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following extensive physical exertion. You have to be fit to dance. Meanwhile someone suggested that Morris Men always seem to be associated with beer and pubs. Let’s not forget that in Europe you couldn’t drink the water. Remember only drinking bottled water on holiday and cleaning your teeth with the local champagne? The only way to purify water and make it fit to drink in Europe was through the fermentation process. Even during the Second World War, many farms only provided cider or perry for the labourers and many households still used grey water. Drinking potable water is a very recent practice and besides, have you seen what fish do in it? It is unlikely that we’ll ever know what dances they performed to celebrate the end of the War of the Roses but we know what they drank. It’s a tradition of water purification that many sides will continue to support.

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Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

This month sees the last of our winter meetings where we will be holding a question time session with three of our more experienced beekeepers on a panel fielding questions from the membership. There is a Woodworking Day on 25 April, where new beekeepers can come to gain experience in building their own hive and components. After a relatively mild few months, April could well see the start of the swarming season. If you believe you have come across a swarm, if possible, go to our website www.mbbka.org. uk and verify it is a swarm and then call our Swarm Officer on 07770 370132.

to www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk. Alison Sharp (07478 718130) has joined the coaching team at the Club. She is focusing on individual coaching for Adults and Juniors as well as Tiny Tots tennis for 3-5 year olds. Junior squash continues to expand at the Club with additional weekend coaching sessions. The summer senior tennis leagues get underway after Easter. We will have 8 teams entering various Mens, Ladies and Mixed competitions.

Grandparents’ Support Group

It is officially estimated by The Grandparents’ Association (a national registered charity), that at least 1 million grandchildren are denied contact with their grandparents. Over 68,000 of these are in the care system. Both of these statistics are growing year after year.

So grandparents, if you are denied contact with your grandchildren please get in touch Wendover Tennis and Squash Club and meet us from 7 pm on the second There will be Junior Tennis and Squash Wednesday of the month at The Holiday Inn camps running over the Easter holidays at Hotel, Aston Clinton Road, Aylesbury, or for the Club, for further information please go further information call 07949 640156.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 The Doctor Team

Dr Elizabeth Ferguson will be joining Drs Jonathan Marshall, Rory Reed, Charles Todd and Alexandra Bates as a GP partner at Wendover with effect from 1 April 2015. The other members of the doctor team are Drs Joanna Withers, Anna Milward, Kate Parnell, Nighat Arif and Rashmi Wimalaratna. Dr Arif will be on maternity leave from 28th March and her work will be covered by Dr Kate Jewell. Our current GP registrars are Drs Cheryl Phillips and Fiona Duncan-Millar. GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who are undergoing specialist training in general practice.

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the medical team caring for you will decide what treatment you should have based on what they believe to be your best interests, unless you have previously made an advance decision (or advanced directive) explaining what medical treatment you want in particular circumstances, or you have appointed a lasting power of attorney to make decisions for you about your health and welfare. You can use an advance decision to refuse any treatment, including life-sustaining treatment. The term “living will” is sometimes used, but this is misleading in that, unlike a will, it does not deal with money or property. An advance decision is legally binding in England. To complete it you need at least one person to witness it, and it is recommended that ask your GP to sign to confirm your capacity. We will keep a copy in your medical records and flag up that you have an advanced decision. For more information see the NHS Choices website or visit compassionindying.org.uk.

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Changes To Our Usual Opening Hours We will be closed for the Easter Holiday from 6.30pm on Thursday 2nd April to 7.30am on Tuesday 7th April 2015. Please note that we will NOT open on Saturday 4th April. On Tuesday 14th April we will close at 1pm for staff training. For full details of our opening hours and information on the services we offer please see www.westongrove.com. Wendover News April 2015


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by Annie Shutt for Loaf and Larder When Charlie Powell first came to introduce herself to me at our Loaf & Larder Farm Shop at Wyevale Garden Centre, I sensed her quiet strength and commitment from our first handshake. I liked her. She gave me a brief history of Lindengate’s humble beginnings and how she and Sian Chattle had decided to realise a mutual dream. They had gathered around them an ever growing team of exceptional volunteers to realise its birth, negotiate its hurdles, and benefit from its countless blessings as part of Wendover’s strong community spirit infused by residents and businesses alike.

We would help them with their much needed fundraising, and in return, they could supply us with fresh herbs and vegetables for the production of Loaf & Larder’s increasing deli range as well as introduce the local community to our friendly and enthusiastic staff.

Working alongside one of Loaf & Larder’s esteemed butchers, the volunteers of Lindengate have put their taste buds to the test and the new Lindengate Sausage has been created. We are very excited to announce that proceeds from every sale will be going directly into our Lindengate fund. The delicious sausage was launched on 14 March and we hope to serve hundreds of Lindengate sausages to hungry customers so Having a love for the outdoors myself and do come along and try them! knowing how uplifting working with nature can be alongside the added desire for Loaf & Larder to become an active part of Wendover’s community, I immediately saw a fantastic opportunity for each of us to help one another.

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latter coming from a region to the north of Basilicata, called Campania. This is the region around Naples and beyond, and is known for producing some of the country’s finest white wines such as the wonderful Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino. Finally, we hop across to Italy’s heel, where you find Puglia, known as the breadbasket of Italy for its amazing agricultural produce, wheat, pasta, olives, vegetables, and of course grapes!! Originally influenced by the invading Greeks who brought many vines with them, Puglia produces some of the best value red wines in Italy, such as Negroamaro, Primitivo, Copertino and Salice Salentino Riserva, all easy drinking at a good price. So pop in on 22 April to sample and be surprised by the vinous delights of Italy’s amazing south. Entry £10 (or free for Wine Club members). The evening starts at 7.15pm. To book your place call 01296 585022.

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Loaf & Larder focus on sourcing many of their Loaf & Larder, the Farm Shop, Deli & Butcher ingredients from the best local suppliers and in the Worlds End Garden Centre, is to host its then using them to create ranges of cakes, first mini Food Festival on Saturday 28 March. pies, salads, quiches, biscuits and breads all made on site fresh every day. There’s also a They’ve invited many of their artisan fully loaded cheese counter with local, regional producers to come and host special tastings and international cheeses and a full butchery and demonstrations of their particular craft. which sources its meat and game both locally From sausage making to cheese tasting to pie and from nationally renowned artisans and making the smells, sounds and flavours are specialists. You will also find a range of organic certain to assail the senses. Chiltern Brewery wine along with the full Olives Et Al range of will be on hand offering samples of their Olives, Dressings, Nuts, Sauce and Snacks. range of locally brewed ales in addition to These local ingredients get used in dishes that chocolate, game, cheese, preserves, chutney, are created on site every day, creating an ever bread, wine and cider tastings – in fact just changing menu that flows with the seasons about the whole range of produce will be and reflects Loaf & Larder’s location within available to taste with many of the producers the Worlds End Garden Centre. on hand to chat about how and what they do. Annie Shutt, Loaf & Larder Manager and the Loaf & Larder was especially designed and driving force behind the Food Festival said, created with garden centres in mind by “Seeing Loaf & Larder develop in the few short Olives Et Al, the Dorset based pioneers months since we opened has been hugely of speciality food, and according to Giles inspiring and we’ve been delighted by the Henschel, Co Founder of Olives Et Al, it is response of customers to the idea of hosting this mini Food Festival.” See advert page 4. more like a “restaurant without tables”.


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children in the village were offered parts if they showed any interest. This of course ensured there were full houses every year with a favourite Dame making his annual appearances – something all the villagers looked forward to, whilst driving Jean around the bend as he changed the script whenever Jean met her husband Gerald in 1952 he forgot his lines. through a work colleague in the Aylesbury office where they both worked. In July 1957, Jean enjoyed handicrafts immensely and they came to live in Weston Turville and went on to set up the Annual Village Craft fair were overjoyed to find a house next door held at the Village Hall. This brought many to a farmyard as both she and her husband people from outside of the village and many were raised in village communities and it felt of the exhibitors and attendees went on to like they were coming home. become lifelong friends with Jean. Jean was Jean and Gerald had two children, Mark also a very competent gardener and flower born in 1960 and Timothy born in 1964. arranger, and she organised the flower When Jean left work to start the family displays at the Village Church for many she missed the social contact at work, so years. She would always be disappointed she went on to join every committee in the if she did not win at least 3 rosettes at the village that would have her as she felt she annual horticultural show which she always should contribute to the local community entered into with great enthusiasm. she was so proud to live in.

In her later years her confinement to a wheelchair never dampened her joy of life, in fact she did everything she ever wanted to do, but people just had to mind their feet as she would often roll over them in her keenness to carry on as normal. She was always surrounded by cats, and even a beloved dog at one stage, which all rode around on her wheelchair to avoid being run over themselves.

Over the years Jean was an ardent fundraiser for the village recreation areas, and was instrumental in raising funds for the provision of sports equipment. She was also a key campaigner in getting the tennis courts built for the local Youth Club to use and her enthusiasm to inspire others was always on show. Jean was also one of the founding members of the Weston Turville Parent-Participating Playgroup, something Jean’s sons Mark and Timothy and her she was extremely proud of, as this was a grandchildren Hayley and Richard survive first in Buckinghamshire at the time. her and are immensely proud of all she The Weston Turville Village Pantomime achieved in her very active and happy life. starring the “Weston Turville Players” was She will be missed by the family and all that launched in the 1990s and went on to knew her and the village will find it hard to perform for 15 years. Jean wrote all the replace such a dominant player in their local light hearted and rhyming scripts and the community.

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Tribute Here is the main text of Kim’s tribute to Dolly Saville, her Nan, delivered in St Mary’s, Wendover, on Thursday 12 March. From simple beginnings, born to Daisy and Thomas Oakley, Dolly’s father, who was one of the co-founder member of the Royal Naval Association, instilled in her the principle value of doing for others and gave her the courage to always stand firm for what she believed in. Gracious and generous throughout her life, Nan guided and inspired the family, teaching each generation in turn her values which at times were set pretty steep. As a Mother, she would often go without to ensure her children Anne and Roland, did not. As a Nan, I couldn’t wait to spend all my school holidays with her, even learning to ride my first two-wheeler in the Red Lion car park while she watched on from the dining room window. Nan meant everything to me, she was my world. As Great Nanna, she was there with advice and support, and as a Great-Great Nanna, although all too short in time, Darcey

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spent many happy served and quite a few celebrities too. From Dame Margot Fontaine to Piers Brosnan, days with her. Nan loved being part of the crowd and As Darcey grows up enjoyed a tot of whisky with many. Those and new generations old enough will remember her calling, “Time join the family, we ladies and gentleman, its time to go home to will tell them just your feather beds” and then she would stay how inspirational and wonderful you were Nan, on late to party with staff members. ensuring they too, walk in your footsteps. Her time at the Red Lion was special and Nan also gave us some real comic gems her one hundredth birthday, who many here like when she first flew out to South Africa today shared with her, was a fitting celebration to visit us and when asked how the flight of her life and as much as she would have was, replied, “Flight was fine, a bit stuffy in loved to have made her one hundred and first the plane, you’d think they’d have opened birthday (giving all of us a real problem on a window.” And when she at 91, helped a how to top that), sadly it was not to be. 70 year old across the road and then came into Agora saying, “Did you see that little So Nan..... the almighty landlord now calls old dear, bless her.” Or when she was given time on you to go home to your feather bed, a jar of marmalade with a frilly gingham you’ll get your legs and freedom back and top remarking, “Fancy giving me this, its also, a new pair of wings. An era has ended, something you’d give an old age pensioner.” but I can honestly say that having you as my grandmother, is one of the best things But we all know her best from her time at the in my life. In our hearts you will always be Red Lion as do the thousands of regulars she irreplaceable and unforgettable.

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Local Face Roger was born and brought up in Hendon, NW London and educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Hampstead and Elstree. Are there any other Old Habs out there? Aged seven, Roger joined his Parish Church choir, where he met Susan (Local Face December 2011) some years later. They married there before moving to Tring. His mother, a trained tailor, made vestments and mitres for many bishops and cathedrals, including the new Coventry Cathedral, where some of her work is still on display.

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St Mary’s Weston Turville has great plans for an extension to the Church, providing a meeting room for community events, with wheelchair-accessible toilets and babychanging facilities. The PCC committee which is spearheading this project is called SWIFT (St Mary’s Weston Turville Improving Facilities Team). Roger was a founder member of this team and is the treasurer. The

After four years in Tring, Roger and Susan moved to their present house in Aylesbury, where they have been for 43 years bringing up their two children who have now married producing four grandchildren, aged three to nineteen, all with strong musical talent. For twenty years, they attended St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, where Roger was in the choir and was Parish Treasurer for twelve years. Susan was a server. They then moved to St Mary’s, Weston Turville, where Roger is again in the choir and Susan is Director of Music and assistant priest. It is at Weston Turville Church where Roger has been organising concerts and other fund raising events which he regularly advertises in Wendover News and with the familiar posters in Wendover shops and elsewhere.

at Weston Turville Village Fete June 2014

architect hopes to apply for outline planning permission soon. Funds are coming in but the campaign will be intensified shortly. Roger is hoping for support from individuals and local businesses as well as grants. Roger’s picture shows him sporting a beard which was grown as part of a fund raising competition in 2013, raising over £4,000 for SWIFT.

Roger has been a churchwarden for a year and finds that the SWIFT project and the ongoing responsibility for maintenance and repair of the existing Church building are closely inter-related. He was also a governor of Weston Turville School for eight years. Retiring after a career as an accountant and auditor, mainly in the public sector, Roger says he has never been so busy, but is enjoying his varied lifestyle. In his “spare time”, as well as many pleasurable family activities, Roger is a member of Wingrave Singers and Kingsbury Singers, which was formed in Aylesbury but has members all over the country. With both choirs, Roger sings in various cathedrals when the resident choirs are on holiday. He has notched up some thirty different cathedrals so far and these breaks, weekends or longer, are a wonderful way of experiencing these beautiful buildings and the lovely cities where they are situated as well as keeping up the centuries-old tradition of religious music in this country. If you would like information about SWIFT, or can offer your support, please contact Roger on roger@rwfellows.co.uk or 01296 424982. The SWIFT website is at www. swift-wt.co.uk. You can donate on-line at www.make-a-donation.org.

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Regular Weekly Events To Advertise your event for May 2015, please contact us before Wednesday 15 April. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY




7 days a week


JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com

07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon, Thu, SAT


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

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 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.




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


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




Play & Language— Appt Only, Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143



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

Tue, Wed, Thu


Cat Booker Fitness classes – Pilates and Boot Camp




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




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

0845 2303232



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



artsmart Watercolour Plus, tutor Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall




Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654



Whitchurch Morris Men weekly Practice, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 1PE




Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall


Wed to Mon

as stated

Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

07882 978410

Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Bucks CTC from Clock Tower, Elles Hall or World's End Gdn Ctre




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

01296 621143



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




Gentle yoga & mindfulness, prior booking required. Wen Youth Centre, see ad p 2




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

Justine 07773 047684


19.00 & 19.30

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679

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




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.

01296 709593


09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.15-12.45, Halton Village Hall




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



Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall



Healing Meditation Group, £10




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 www.soundstastic.co.uk



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

@stmarys 01296 623123


Aug 2014-May 2015

Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures, Brook End, Weston Turville




Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds, Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895



Lacey Green Windmill open Easter to 27 Sep. HP27 0PG




Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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28 Mar-9 May

various Creative Connections, Bucks County Museum, Church Street HP20 2QP, see p 2


30 Mar-11 Apr

various Halton Tennis Centre Easter Tennis Camps, see p 2


Thu 02 Thu 02 Thu 02 03, 05, 06

various PlainStitch Sewing Classes for 10-15 year olds, PlainStitch, above 8 High Street, Wendover www.plainstitch.co.uk 10.30-11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Library 10.00-16.00 Exhibition and Sale of Paintings for Calibre, Dunsmore Village HP22 6QH, see p 2

Sun 05 Sun 05, Mon 06 Tue 07

0845 230 3232

19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Library Room 9.30 Easy Paced Cycle Ride from The Hub, Aston Clinton 14.00-17.00 Lacey Green Windmill open, see also weekly listings, HP27 0PG, see p 2 20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2

southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides/ www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk www.bucksinfo.net/ke​hs

Wed 08

14.00 Sandow Clowns Slapstick Theatre, Memorial Hall, see p 2


Wed 08

19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT, see article p 27

07949 640156

Wed 08 Thu 09

20.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Meeting, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 2 10.30-11.30 Tea and Talk, "Peregrine Falcons of Aylesbury", Wendover Library Room, see p 2 & ad p 3

0845 230 3232

Thu 09

13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks Meeting, “Time for Me” pamper session, Wendover Library Room, see p 3


Thu 09

18.00-19.45 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society, Spring Show Entries, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 2

Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11 Sat 11

10.00 Library Garden opens for 2015, Wendover Library, see p 3 14.00 Wendover Football Club semi-final, Fairford Leys pitches HP17 8QQ, see pp 3 & 23 14.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Spring Show, Aston Clinton School Hall, see p 2 14.00-16.00 Fete for Special Care Baby Unit, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 3 19.30 Wen Music Concert, Natalie Clein & Anthony Marwood, St Mary's Church, see ad p 1

Sun 12 Sun 12 Mon 13 Tue 14

0845 230 3232

11.30-16.30 Cat Show, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 3

9.30 Easy paced cycle ride, Wendover Clock Tower

www.wendovermusic.org.uk southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides/

14.00-16.30 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 4


11.30-13.00 Boxcrazy Papercraft Workshop, Costa, Worlds End Garden Centre, see ad p 4

Sue 07758 594068

19.45 Wendover Evening WI, St Anne's Hall, see p 4


Wed 15

19.00 "Mud Matters", Lindengate, Worlds End Garden Centre, see p 4


Wed 15

19.30 Wendover Parish AGM, Memorial Hall, see p 36

Thu 16

09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Memorial Hall, see ad p 5

Thu 16

14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society, Library Room, see p 4

Thu 16

20.00 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Junior School HP19 9GY, see p 5

Fri 17 Fri 17, Sun 19 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18 Sat 18

19.30 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ


19.30 On Screen @Wendover Library - "Pride", see p 5 and Library ad p 3

0845 230 3232

08.30-11.00 St Mary’s, Wendover, Churchyard Tidy Up

01296 696954

10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club 11.00-16.00 Craft Fair & Nearly New Sale, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 5 14.00 Family History Talk, Prebendal Farm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 5

www.bucksfhs.org.uk www.lindengate.org.u​k

Sat 18

14.00-17.00 Lindengate Spring Fair, Worlds End Garden Centre, see pp 5 & 22

Sat 18

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, SM Methodist Church HP22 5UJ see p 5

Sat 18

15.15-16.30 Toddle Bop, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 5 & ad p 6


Sat 18

17.30-19.30 Kids Disco & Karaoke Party, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 5


Sun 19 Sun 19

9.30 Easy paced Cycle Ride from Butlers Cross crossroads 10.00 Moderate 8 mile walk with the Ramblers, Little Missenden Church

Tue 21

14.00-15.00 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see Library ad page 3

Thu 23

10.15-12.00 Parkinsons Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see p 6

Thu 23 Fri 24 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Sun 26 Thu 30

Gill 01296 748045 0845 230 3232

19.30 Wendover Twinning Association, Wendover Library Room 13.30-15.00 Lipreading Classes begin, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 5 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society, WT Village Hall, see p 6

judy.lipreading@gmail.com www.wthsoc.org.uk

10.00-12.00 Guide Hut Tidy Up, Manor Crescent, Wendover, see p 6 15.00 A Service for Wholeness and Healing, St Mary's Church, see ad p 5 19.00 "Japanese Gardens and their philosophy", Lindengate, Worlds End Garden Centre, see p 6 www.lindengate.org.u​k 09.30-14.00 Novice Crochet, PlainStitch Workrooms, above 8 High Street, Wendover

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

THE 2015 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 7.30 Wednesday 15th April Speakers: Pat Kernan – P. Kernan Tree Surgery Andy Dunn – our Parish Groundsman Your opportunity to meet the Councillors We hope you will come along, listen to the speakers and view the stands, while enjoying refreshments by Ami and Steve of The Coffee Stop

View from the Chair

from Wendover PC, Halton PC, Wendover Society and Wendover HS2 that a series of events would be held to gauge what Petitioners needs might be. Several sessions have been planned with this aim in mind – the first, on 14 March, at Halton Village Hall It is expected that Petitions from Wendover was very well attended. could be heard during the Summer/Autumn onwards. However anything can happen and This is likely to be the last Chairman’s timetables change. The key thing I learnt ‘View’ prior to the Parish Council Elections was preparation, preparation, preparation. so I would like to take this opportunity to Use your best skills but prepare well. It was personally thank those who have supported obvious to me that if MPs on the Select me through thick and thin. You know who Committee get bored they will terminate you are! Robert Duggan or shorten your presentation. The resource that you are up against could be quite Next Parish Council Meeting daunting – fleets of HS2 folk, MPs, admin Tuesday 7 April, 7.30pm staff, IT staff etc, etc, who are all paid to do their job against little old you, a humble Library Room individual untrained in presentations and merely a volunteer in these matters. It is Parish Elections 7th May therefore key that you prepare and practice There may still be time to for you to decide to make a difference to your community and your argument and your performance. stand as a Parish Councillor. Following a suggestion by a petitioner to the POP Group, it was agreed by representatives Nomination papers must be submitted to the AVDC Returning Officer by 4pm on 9 April. Some nomination packs are being held The Government Select committee are hearing Petitions against HS2 and I had the experience of going to Parliament to hear Petitions from residents of the Colne Valley.

by the Parish Council or you can obtain one from the AVDC Gateway Office in Aylesbury. Wendover News will be offering the opportunity to those standing to write a brief paragraph about themselves and why they are standing which will be published in the Wendover News, on the WN website and on the Parish Council website and notice boards. Voting in the UK Parliamentary Election and District and Parish Council Elections will take place on 7 May 2015. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. By the end of March all electors should have received a Polling Card giving voting information. You must be registered as an elector to vote. New applications for registration must be submitted by 20 April. Postal vote applications must be made by 5pm on 21 April and proxy vote applications by 5pm on 28 April 2015.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 18 April

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