Sunday morning (May 13th) saw around two thousands ladies and youngsters gather in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor to take part in the annual event. The course is 5km long with beautiful countryside to admire throughout the route. It didn't matter if you walked, jogged or run, it's a fun day out where all ages and abilities can take part. The event has raised many thousands of pounds over the years, with this years race bringing even more valuable funds to Cancer Research UK....See more
The North Bucks Country Show was held on Saturday (2nd June) at Pilch Farm near Buckingham.
The day was a great success with thousands of visitors taking in the fun and games as Bucks Young Farmers battled it out in the many competitions held from churn rolling to chariot racing and jelly eating to name just a few.
There was a fantastic display of vintage tractors, and some beautiful heavy horses paraded in the sunshine around the main ring...
Last weekend saw the 9th Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk around the streets of Aylesbury, with almost 600 participants taking part, including for the first time men.
In another first for the event 5 mlle walker Scott Gotts asked his girlfriend Tasha Cooper to be his wife just after they crossed the finish line, after a few tears she said yes!
What a great night for Aylesbury, a pleasure to be there and an honour to see a couple get engaged, ADN congratulates you both.....
Tunnel Tours were back by popular demand last week at Bucks County Museum.
The museum hosted this special event offering locals the chance to see what’s in the basement and hear about the amazing history of the building and the local area. The behind the scenes tour took visitors down into the basement and cellar of the building to view the historic features including a cellar and a short run of tunnels. The experience also included the chance to view some artefacts from the collection of Bucks County Museum, which relate to historic customs in every day life in the past....
Last Sunday (1st July) saw the seaside come to town as Aylesbury Town Council's free event Aylesbury on Sea made it's return to Kingsbury. With sand to dig and games to play there was plenty to keep all entertained, a caricaturist made some interesting observations of those willing to sit for him, Queens Park Arts Centre put on a show of Wind in thew Willows, and there was a quiet area courtesy of BuDs, where you could get to hold the 2018 Paralympic torch. ...See more
Thousands came to Aylesbury on a very hot and sunny Saturday (30th June) to enjoy the annual WhizzFizzFest.
With a colourful parade followed by many events throughout the town including special guests Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tony Hadley along with Dame Darcey Bussell who oversaw the Magic of the Dance competition, with Brill School being the eventual winners.
A new exhibition has been launched at Waddesdon Manor this week, Michael Eden: Form and Transform. For his first major solo exhibition artist Michael Eden has produced a series of technologically groundbreaking works that reinterpret historical objects in Waddesdon Manor’s collections. ...See more
For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups - known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor. These beautiful table ornaments celebrate the Twelve Caesars...See more
This weekend saw a race with a difference around the barracks and parade grounds of RAF Halton and the grounds of Halton House. On Saturday 20th January, Thames Valley Orienteering Club organised an orienteering race, which attracted around 300 runners. It was a local event for anyone who wanted to give it a go, and it was also part of a regional urban orienteering league. Orienteering is a race with a twist; the twist being that there is no set route to the courses.See more
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a pantomime written and directed by Fran Mortimer is now on at Winslow Public Hall, take a trip to the Emerald Castle and follow the yellow brick road to world of fantastic costume and great scenery...See more
Over 140 guests, including Bucks Women’s Institute members & their partners plus friends and family of the Ubiquitous Theatre Company attended (over 2 nights) a wedding with a difference! It was a murder mystery performed by the aforementioned UTC in the restaurant of the Wyevale Garden Centre at Wendover. Guests arrived at 7pm and were immediately thrust into the line up of the wedding party and the acting took off!...See more
Vale Harvest held is first food market of the year on Saturday (3rd February) at Haddenham village hall. With the usual mix of stalls from cheese and leather goods to fruit and veg. Visitors were treated great local produce and entertainment form a jazz duo.See more
The 2nd February saw the Candlemas service held at St Mary's Church in Aylesbury. Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son Jesus. This day also marks the ritual presentation of the baby Jesus to God in the Temple at Jerusalem...See more
Pupils from schools across Aylesbury Vale have taken part in a technology tournament.
The annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds and held at Aylesbury College.
This year was all about precision and height. The students had to design a way of launching a small ball through a hoop as high as possible and for it to drop back through, or as close as they could.
The best portfolio was won by Aylesbury High School.
Staff and volunteers at the National Trust’s Claydon House, nestled in the Aylesbury Vale countryside between Buckingham and Winslow, have been divulging the secret goings on in the house throughout the winter with their Behind-the-scenes tours, led by the conservation team. The house is shrouded in dust sheets and the rooms are kept dark to prevent sunlight fading the precious objects contained within its grey stone walls...
Claydon is open for visitors Saturdays – Wednesdays from 10th March, 11-5. Entry is free for National Trust members. For more information go to
The Aylesbury Music Centre held an open day on November 4th with an open session called the Big Sing where any visitors could join in, a junior band jam and even a busking session.See more
The Long Marston and Puttenham Horticultural Society put on a pantomime spectacular last weekend at the village's Victory Hall. Mother Goose, written and directed by the local legend that is Neil Gurney is the groups 31st production and once again went down a storm with audiences on all three nights with fantastic sets and costumes it was a show to make the village proud.See more
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The Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, held on Sunday (May 20th) always gets a great selection of cars and lorries attending but this year was spectacular. A fantastic turnout, you only had to see the queue for the ice cream van, food stands, the public carpark and the crowds to see how successful this rally was. Even The Bar run by Dayla Sold out of Beer! Everyone enjoyed themselves on what was a beautiful sunny day. As always there was a wide variety of different cars, vintage Lorries and Motorbikes. ....See more
It was another successful event with some familiar faces and some people coming for the first time. We had a very varied list of repair items, ranging from a power-washer to a large heated mirror as well as furniture, jewelery, glue guns, hair-dyers...See more
The Winter Wander event at College Lake near Tring was held last week (15th December) to celebrate the achievements of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and to thank the donors for their generous support. Christopher Williams – Conservation and Education Director, gave a very informative talk on the history of the site and the diverse wildlife to be found there.See more
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