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THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR THE RACE FOR LIFE


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....

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MAYOR HOSTS INTERNATIONAL EVENING


On Saturday evening (April 28th) Aylesbury's mayor Cllr Tom Hunter Watts hosted an International Evening at the towns St Mary's Church. Entertainment came form traditional Indian dancers, a Nigerian drummer, a keyboard player who wowed with Indian music and the Mission Impossible theme. A variety of food from Italian to Indian was served to a crowd who throughly enjoyed their evening.
Funds raised were for Inspire All CIC, a free counselling, support and training service for adults who have been victims of crime....

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Haddenham May Day Celebrations

SPECTACULAR TURNOUT FOR VINTAGE RALLY


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. ....

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WI DISCOVERY DAY


Last week the Bucks Federation of WI's held an Investigation and Discovery Day at The Gateway in Aylesbury. The day was full of inspiration with talks from Dr Mark Spencer, a forensic biologist, Professor Elizabeth Tunbridge, who is currently leading a research group in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, Louise Hall a commercial services manager for flood defence works and Naomi Climer, an engineer. Jane Cutler, Science Rep for Bucks Federation of WIs said...

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LONGWICK HOLDS TRADITIONAL GARLAND PARADE


Saturday (May 5th) saw the annual May Day garland parade and fete in Longwick. The parade passed through the village from the village green to The Old School house where the children of Longwick school took their flower garlands to show the residents and sing their traditional May Day Song. Afterwards they returned, led by Towersey Morris Men for the winners to be presented with their awards and dance around the maypole.

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THE MYSTERIOUS SILVER CAESARS COME TO WADDESDON


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...

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Photograph from the Aylesbury restart party

AYLESBURY RESTART PARTY


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...

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Photograph from College Lake

WINTER WANDER AT COLLEGE LAKE


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.

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RACE WITH A DIFFERENCE


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.

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WINSLOW PLAYERS WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ


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...

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WI MURDER MYSTERY


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!...

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Picture from the Haddenham Food Market

VALE HARVEST HOLDS FIRST MARKET OF 2018


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.

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Candlemas

CANDLEMAS SERVICE HELD


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...

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Rotary Technology

ROTARY TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT


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.

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CLAYDON HOUSE


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

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AYLESBURY MUSIC CENTRE


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.

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LONG MARSTON PANTO


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.

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FREMANTLE COURT


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ELISABETH FRINK EXHIBITION


Over 50 Patrons, Friends and other distinguished guests attended the official launch of the Elisabeth Frink Exhibition on Saturday, February 10th at Bucks County Museum. Lord Howe, Chairman of Patrons officially opened the exhibition saying “Bucks County Museum is ahead of the rest of the nation in celebrating the 25th anniversary since Frink’s death and the 40th anniversary of the Milton Keynes horse outside Lloyds Bank which inspired this exhibition this is a world class exhibition celebrating the work of one of the most iconic female artists of the 20th Century.”....

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ROTARY YOUNG CHEF 2017


Now in its 24th year, The Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds Young Chef 2017 was held at Aylesbury College. There were nine shortlisted contestants ranging in age from 11 to 15...

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POP UP ART EXHIBITION A SUCCESS


Despite freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow, the Chilterns MS Centre’s annual art show went ahead...

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STEWKLEY PLAYERS TANGO OF TERROR


Stewkley Players look forward to presenting their 119th production Dick Barton: Episode III: The Tango of Terror at Stewkley Village Hall from Wednesday March 21 to Saturday March 24. The show features an almost 20-strong cast, and with plenty of music and singing as well it will be a night full of entertainment. The play is based around the adventures of Dick Barton, who starred on BBC radio throughout the 1940s. In this play special agent Dick...

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Haddenham May Day Celebrations

MAY DAY CELEBRATED IN HADDENHAM


Haddenham's annual maypole event took place on Church End green on Saturday (5th May). Children gathered on the green at for the procession, led my Mick Whitney on his tractor and returning to the green for crowning of the May Queen and King. There was then children's maypole dancing. Haddenham Hoofers and Towersey Morris were in attendance to entertain with there unique and very English dancing....

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