Village Voice Oct/Nov Issue 188




for Penn &

Tylers green

OCT/NOV 2018

issue 188



● The Village Show ● Woodland ● Around The Villages

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WELCOME... the October / November 2018 edition

of Village Voice...

We have had a glorious summer, though some

of our landscape suffered for a while from the

effects of the intense and prolonged heat, and is

now thankfully recovered before we embark on

the transition through autumn to the year end.

‘Soon we will plunge ourselves into cold

shadows, and all of summer's stunning

afternoons will be gone.’ (Charles Baudelaire).

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the

changing landscape of P&TG, and to enjoy the

many local walks, or a stroll through the woods.

See our Woodland article, for inspiration and

news on Common Wood, or to walk in Penn

woods, go to

walks.htm where you can download a leaflet

showing the various length walks through Penn

Woods and the surrounding areas.

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In this edition of VV we have a report of the

final summer event in P&TG - The 49th Village

Show, which was hugely successful! Go to page

6 & 7 where you can see who were the winners

of the various classes, and examine some of the

fantastic photos of the event. We also have news

of upcoming village events - notably The Sports

& Social Club hosting their fabulous Fireworks

Display on Saturday 10th November 2018, as

well as our regular updates from the many clubs

and societies in the villages.

After the Fireworks, the emphasis will be to

prepare for Christmas! Our next edition will be

our Christmas and New Year edition, so please

do think about sharing your news, and photos,

especially of the past year, or any details of

events you may be planning for 2019. Our copy

deadline is Monday 5th November. Cathy O'Leary,

VV Editor

In This Issue...

06 Village Show

11 Remembrance Notice

24 Plastic Free P&TG

27 Gomm Valley Update

29 Memories of a Local Tragedy


05 Around the Villages

09 Around the Villages (cont'd)

13 Church News

17 Sports News

22 Schools News

31 Woodland & Green Spaces

32 Clubs & Societies

35 Pat Dancer's News & Views

37 The History of Ashwells

(Gomm) Valley Part 15

38 Noticeboard & Diary

55 Index of Advertisers

56 Village Contacts





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Penn Patient Participation Group

The Penn Surgery flu

clinic will take place on

Saturday 13th October

9-11 am, adults over 18

only. The surgery will

not have the nasal spray

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under 18's please.

This year there is a

new type of flu vaccine - adjuvanted trivalent

(aTIV) - which will be given to patients aged 65

years and over before 31 March 2019. Patients

aged 18 – 64 years at increased risk will be

given the quadrivalent vaccine (QIV).

If you cannot attend on 13 October or you

find the flu clinic overwhelming, vaccination by

appointment will be available later in the month

and in November, as the surgery receives more

stock. Flu usually starts from December, it can

be earlier, but if you are vaccinated in

November you should benefit from its

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Wycombe District Parish Council

WDPC have been having an issue with trade

vehicles parking overnight and long term at the

Cock Lane Car Park since the recycling bins

were removed. We are also very concerned

about the openness of the car park leading to a

possible threat of travellers. We have therefore

decided to install height barriers and bollards

and the work will probably be done over the

October Half Term. We have a duty to ensure

our property is secure and we may consider

rolling it out to other areas we own if necessary.

Some work has been done recently on

reviewing and updating the Tylers Green

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Common management plan to ensure it is kept

current. We have started by trimming around the

memorial trees in advance of November 11th

Centenary commemorations for WW1 and are

working through other areas to tidy them up

Katrina Wood

Sports & Social Club Fireworks

Fireworks and music from Mamma Mia at

P&TG Sports & Social Club on Saturday 10th

November! Fireworks, barbecue, children's

rides and bar... Tickets from PS&SC Bar and

Joe Gleeson's butchers. Please see the

Noticeboard (p. 38) for the poster / more details!

Spring Watch on the Common

Spring Watch on the common got off to a flying

start on a Sunday in early April. Eight

“twitching numbskulls” set flight from the

Village Hall at 7am under the expert wing of

Neil Harwood, an environmental heavy weight

of local extract but now nesting in Tring.

The object of the watch is to create a record

of the birds that reside on the front and back

commons comparing this with our previous

year’s results. Our feathered friends are

identified not only by sight but more often than

not by their song. One of the most prolific

singers is the Wren, one of our smallest birds

but with a song loud enough to drown out the

distant Church bells. Other major singers are the

Song Thrush and Blackcap who were to be

heard in abundance this year.

There was a moment to savour that didn’t

pass our binoculared friends by during our early

morning May outing. On the top of a small Ash

tree in full sunlight sat one of our summer

visitors, a chiffchaff. This little chap is member

of the warbler family but with very little

differences in size or appearance to a Willow or

Garden Warbler. The giveaway is in the song.

They are so so different that a “Full beak ID”

(technical bird jargen) of the Chiffchaff giving it

large for several minutes forms an indelible

picture etched into the bird catalogue in one’s

head - fabulous. Continued on p. 9


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Another wonderful village show...

A warm thank you to all the entrants and

visitors to 49th Penn and Tylers Green Village

Show on Saturday 15th September. Yet again

villagers turned up to showcase their many

talents, with stoic green fingered determination

to defy the erratic weather, culinary prowess,

artistic flair, needlecraft and all round creativity.

There were many highlights not least our very

own Star Baker Eddy Pitron, the winner of the

Ann Wolfe Young Cooks Trophy

and the WI Cup (Best Cake in

Show) beating all the other bakers

hands down with a chocolate Swiss

roll which had the judges pleading

for the recipe.

Honours in the other junior

classes were shared by Max and


Adam Warby, Sophie and

William Monniot and Lily

Gurney. Lily’s bug house made

out of an old milk container really

caught the judge’s eye and was

awarded The Boyles Trophy (Best

Entry in Junior Classes). The judge

remarked it was both imaginative

and well thought out and a good example of

how everyday things can be repurposed.

Our blind judge, Mr Tony Hawkins travels all

the way from Aylesbury every year. In addition

to the usual roses, herbs and tactile exhibits, he

judged the tastiest popcorn and Lily Gurney’s

widest sunflower head. The popcorn was a big

hit and he is keen to taste more of the entries

next year. Each year we make a donation to

Calibre (formerly Talking Books for the Blind)

by way of thanks for his long journey and keep

him supplied with tea and cakes on the day.

Roger Brodie reclaimed The Ken Stevens

Trophy (Men’s Cooking) with a smoked salmon

quiche whilst Hilary Standbridge’s lemon

curd scored a near perfect 19 out of 20 to win

The White Trophy (Best preserve). There are


eports of sabotage in the preserve classes with

spouses eating the last jar of more than one

entrant’s hoped for entry. Fiona Holmes-

Lubiewski showed that she is not only a

talented photographer but also an accomplished

cook winning The Robinson Trophy (Most

points: Domestic Classes)

Andrew Barrow richly deserved The Gobert

Cup (Best entry: flower classes) for some

extraordinary dahlias.

Congratulations go to Jane Tapping

who triumphed in the decorative and

flower classes winning four trophies

in all and amassing enough point to

scoop The Cuthbert Cup (Victor

Ludorum - Most points all classes).

Sally Ho’s miniature arrangement

was a clever design as it almost

looked as though it was flowing out

of the jar on to the table.

The Doris Jennery Trophy (Best

painting) was awarded to Sarah Warby,

another talented member of the Warby family

for a striking a piece of abstract art. I hope there

is shelf space for all the trophies.


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Other winners were: Chris

Arrowsmith - The Jollye Cup

(Best Entry: Handicraft Classes),

Mia Gosnold - The Price Trophy

(Best junior Photographer), Chris

Holmes Lubiewski - Village

Voice Trophy (Best Entry:

Photographic Classes)

Generous thanks go to Vera Hall who donated

her winnings (over £60) from the Crock of Gold

to the show’s funds. Each year we donate

surplus funds to local good cause and the taking

form the door to a nominated charity. This

year’s door takings were donated to the Royal

British Legion in memory of those who gave so

selflessly during the 1st World War

Thanks too go to the Morning WI for baking

all the produce for sale on the cake stall, the

Village Hall Committee for use of the halls, our

sponsors, especially FMIFA who not only

sponsor our schedule but also kindly donated

wildflower seeds... and last but not least to the

Committee for their work throughout the year,

raffle prizes and baking the cakes for the teas.

Just before you go, next year’s show is a June

show and will be held on Saturday 22nd June.

Please put the date in the diary. We look

forward to seeing you next year. It’s never too

early to start you craft projects now the

evenings are drawing in or even being prepared

to volunteer to help the team prepare for 2019.

It’s relatively easy we just need a few more

people to help us prepare! Gwenda Deadman


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Continued from p. 5 When comparing with last

year we find similar results. Green finch

numbers are still well down following a Fungal

bug which decimated them in 2015. Chaffinch

are a tad down and Bullfinch are still around in

a tiny corner of the back common. Goldfinches

are plentiful and a joy to behold as they flit

noisily in small groups tree to tree. Woodland

birds such as Nuthatch, Green and Greater

Spotted Woodpeckers were less noticeable

which some folks put down to a late start to

spring. They were still waking up when we

arrived! Sadly the Swift, Swallow and House

Martin populations were virtually nonexistent

probably for the same reason. However, as I pen

this note in early July a good helping can now

be seen over and around the pond, thank

goodness for that.

On all three of our early morning walks over

30 species of bird were identified and had we

had a less jovial time, we may have recorded

one or two more! The definitive list of all

identified is attached and will join the archives

of Spring Watch on the Common. Diary date for

the 2019 Watch is Sunday April 7th 2019. Don’t

get in a flap... It's a7am start. Bill Sadler, 815798

Battle's Over

The 11th November this year

marks the centenary of the

end of World War 1,

often known as the

"Great War”. To mark

this centennial occasion,

when all the guns fell

silent after 4 years of war,

our entire nation and its

overseas allies will be coming together in a

tribute to be known as "Battle's Over"

At 6.00 am on Sunday 11th November 2018

pipes will sound out throughout cities and

towns to air "Battle's o’er", traditionally played

to herald the start of the day's commemorations.

At 18.55 the last post will be played and the

names of those who gave their lives in each

community read out.

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Yours Safely...?

The Police are seeing an increase in complaints

regarding the use of drones around Residential

areas, and most recently in and around Tylers

Green. We each have a right to privacy, and it is

no surprise that people are getting upset when

they see a camera equipped drone flying close

to their homes.The guidance below outlines the

legal requirements for drone flying. Failure to

adhere to the requirements may result in large

fines and in some cases, custodial sentences.

Drone users can find guidance at:- https://

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a drone:-

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• Drones can and do present a very real

hazard to manned aircraft pilots (including

military pilots) have reported over 50 near

misses with drones last year alone

• Drones (including model aircraft) are

subject to the law through the Air

Navigation Order

• It is your responsibility to fly safely and

within the law. If you don’t, you could be

prosecuted. (and individuals have been)

• Never fly a drone near an airport/airfield

or close to aircraft. It is a criminal offence

to endanger the safety of aircraft in flight

• Keep your drone in sight and below 400ft

• Do not fly over congested areas and never

fly within 50m of a person, vehicle or

building not under your control

• If you wish to use a drone for commercial

purposes (get paid) you need to have

permission from the CAA.

• Ensure any images obtained do not break

privacy laws

• If your unit wishes to buy a commercially

available drone for Defence activities

(photographs, multimedia, and surveys at

height) it becomes regulated by the MAA

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At 19.00 Beacons will be lit in every corner

of the nation and at 19.05 Church bells will be

“Ringing out for Peace".

As Beacons blaze and church bells ring

around the country Penn and Tylers Green will

be participating in this nationwide programme.

Volunteers from the British Legion, The P&TG

Residents Society and the church will

coordinate a parallel service of tribute to the

fallen servicemen of Tylers Green and Penn.

58 crosses, with names attached will be

erected in a grid pattern on the front common

along with a flagpole and beacon.

It is anticipated that a schools programme will

be in place so our children will be able to learn

more about the stories of these local residents

and where possible, visit their old homes.

Bill Sadler

Penn and Tylers Green will be making its own

special tribute to the 58 men known to have

died in the community fighting in the First

World War when the country commemorates

the centenary of the end of the conflict on

Sunday 11 November.

Crosses bearing the name of each of the fallen

will be erected on the front common for the

week of Remembrance. At 7pm on the evening

of 11 November a beacon will be lit as part of a

special service to which everyone in Penn and

Tylers Green will be invited.

In addition a special exhibition will be on

display for the whole week at Tylers Green

Village Hall paying tribute to our local soldiers,

sailors and airmen who died. It will also show

what life was like in Penn and Tylers Green

during the Great War. If you have any

memorabilia or photographs which could be

used in the exhibition please contact Tina at

the village hall.

The crosses on the common idea originated

from Jan Carey of Hillcroft Road, Tylers Green,

whose husband David is constructing them.

If any local businesses, community

organisations or individuals would like to help

sponsor these and other events, please contact

Jan on 01494 815032. Peter Brown

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Royal British Legion

Remembrance Services

The Royal British Legion is

recognised as the

nation’s custodian of

Remembrance. As

part of this

commitment, in

November each year

at local war memorials

and churches around

the country, and the

Cenotaph in Whitehall, the Legion

holds Remembrance Services to honour The

Fallen. This year, will be a commemoration of

the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The local Branch of the Royal British Legion

organises a Remembrance Service every

Remembrance Sunday in a church within its

area of Hazlemere, Tylers Green and Penn. This

year the service will be held in Holy Trinity

Church, Amersham Road, Hazlemere, 3.00pm

on Sunday 11th November. Representatives

from County, District and Parish Councils have

been invited to attend, and local youth

organisations will take an active role in the

service. Everyone is welcome to attend and

refreshments will be served after the service.

Wreaths will be laid at the service and a

2-minute silence will be marked by the Last

Post and Reveille bugle calls. After the service,

the Legion will place the wreaths on the war

memorials in Penn, Tylers Green and


This year, Remembrance Day and

Remembrance Sunday both fall on the 11th

November and villagers can be expected to

attend morning service in their own church.

Therefore, the traditional 11 o’clock service on

the Back Common will not be held.

Last year, the Legion began a new initiative

called ‘Remembrance in the Homes’.

Remembrance Services were held for the

residents of Alde House, Bury Lodge and

Hazlemere Lodge in the week leading up to

Remembrance Sunday. The services were a

shortened version of the traditional format with

bugle calls, hymns and prayers, flags and

wreaths. The services were enthusiastically

received and will be held again this year.


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Holy Trinity & St Margaret's

By the time you read this we will have had our

Harvest Supper Celebration in the Village Hall,

which at the time of writing is fully booked!

You are invited to join us for our Harvest

Festival services on Sunday 7th October

(9.30am at St Margaret’s and 11am at Holy

Trinity). Our harvest gifts will be forwarded to

the Wycombe Women’s Shelter (please see p.

15 for details of Wycombe Womens Aid - which

runs the Women's Shelter)

We are insulated from nature by our warm

houses, cars, tarmac’d roads, etc. But not that

long ago before the age of cars, double glazing,

goretex and the like we lived much closer to

nature and life was colder, wetter and muddier.

Without our modern day transportation system a

village like ours was immediately dependent

upon a good harvest. In years when it failed

people would starve. So thanksgiving for

harvest was a religious expression of a very

deep human emotion. For us, Harvest feels

rather remote but it is still vital and there are

many, many areas in the world where it still has

that immediacy.

Sunday 4th November is All Saints Day and

in the Family Services in the morning we will

be collecting our Shoeboxes so that they can be

delivered to orphanages and homes in time for

Christmas. The annual shoebox appeal is a

terrific initiative which is so easy for us but

which has a huge impact on those who would

otherwise not receive anything for Christmas.

The idea is that one fills a shoebox with

essentials and gifts for a child in an orphanage

or home overseas to receive at Christmas. Last

year we added 168 boxes to the total of 675,000

that were sent to children in 13 countries across

Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the

Middle East. Let us see if we can do more this

year. Because of the inevitable regulations there

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are things that can and cannot be packed into the

boxes and a list can be obtained from the

Sanctuary. Later on that day we will be holding

our annual Memorial Service where you are

invited to come to Holy Trinity church at 3pm

and in a very simple service remember, give

thanks for a loved one. The loss can be recent

but many come to light a candle to remember

those they have lost many years ago. Time

lessens the sharpness of the grief but the

memory is still there. Many find comfort in

remembering in company with others also in

sadness but most importantly in the presence of

our loving heavenly Father.

This year Remembrance Day falls on a

Sunday so as well as the Acts of Remembrance

in our morning services, we will be a part of the

events on Tylers Green Common in the evening

(full details are reported elsewhere in VV). I

look forward to seeing you there. Revd Mike Bisset

Penn Free Methodist Church

Recorded sermons online: Two of our recent

uploads are addresses based upon Daniel 7:1-8

and Daniel 7:9-14, where we read of the

prophet’s vision of 4 terrifying beasts : a lion,

bear, leopard and then a fourth beast which was

so terrible that no earthly animal could be

likened to it. These beasts represent the four

great empires that arose between Daniel’s time

(mid 6th century BC) and the coming of Christ,

namely, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. We

are thus supplied with vital historical

background leading up to the appearing of the

Lord Jesus Christ upon this earth.

One of the glories of reading the Old

Testament is that it speaks so much of Christ.

The notion that the God of the Old Testament

and that of the New are different in character -

the former being a God of wrath, whereas the

latter is a God of love - is complete fiction.

God’s character never changes. In any case, the

Lord Jesus Christ IS the God of the Old

Testament “manifest in the flesh” (see 1

Timothy 3:16), having taken upon Himself our

human nature. The sermon on Daniel 7:9-14


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Conference on Britain’s future: Will our

nation carry on casting off the Christian faith?

Will it carry on abandoning Biblical morality (as

is happening even in many churches), in the

cause of so called liberal progressiveness? Our

conference on October 13th will focus upon the

need for the nation to return to the one true faith

Jesus Christ crucified for sinners. The Bible

plainly teaches that national prosperity, security

and well-being depend totally upon a country’s

standing before God. So the conference

(beginning at 11am and going on till 4pm) will

focus upon the need for Britain to return to its

Christian foundations. Fuller details about the

day can be found in our display advert

elsewhere in this edition of Village Voice. All

are welcome to attend.

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Tylers Green Methodist Church

In a service at The Avenue, High Wycombe

Methodist Church, Rev Vida Foday was

welcomed as a Circuit Minister with pastoral

care for Tylers Green and three other Circuit

Churches. In a message to the folk at our

Coppice Farm Road Church, Vida writes:

“My hope is that God, who has called me to

His service, will guide, strengthen, and grant me

the wisdom to lead and support my new

congregations in the journey of faith. What

assured my family and I that the High Wycombe

Circuit is indeed where God wants me to be

now, is the great welcome and hospitality that

we received when we first visited the four

churches. We met with a cross-section of lovely

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people from the churches and from the Circuit

plus the Superintendent Minister, and the

hospitality was the great attraction.

I am a down-to-earth person, ready to learn

and share my gifts with everyone. My initial

priorities at my four Churches will be to

encourage the congregations to develop and

deepen their faith, to assist individuals in

sharing that faith in a way that draws other

people to God. More importantly, I hope to

provide pastoral support (which I am passionate

about) to my four congregations. Getting to

know my new congregations and their needs in

terms of ministry will be on top of my agenda.”

We look forward to helping Vida to get to

know our area and providing opportunities for

you to meet with her in due course.

On Sunday 11th November at 10.45am there

will be a special service commemorating 100

years since the end of the First World War.

You are also welcome to come to our charity

lunch on Saturday 11th October at noon when

we shall be raising money for Action for

Children. For catering purposes please let me

know if you are coming (01494 815256).

Blessings, Peter Stevens, Senior Steward

Wycombe Womens Aid

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working in the Wycombe, South Bucks and

Chiltern Districts of Buckinghamshire who work

with women, children and young people who

are experiencing or trying to escape domestic

violence and who are dealing with its effects

and consequences.

Residents of High Wycombe, Chiltern or South

Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire can contact

Wycombe Women’s Aid on 01494 461367 for

practical and emotional support, advocacy, and

information. Wycombe Women’s Aid offers

access to shelter- safe, temporary

accommodation, as well as support,

information and advice. All women, with or

without children, are welcome to use their

services. Their website has full details of all the

services and support on offer, and how to

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P&TG Lawn Tennis Club

What a fabulous sunny summer of tennis, it’s

been fabulous to see so many people of all ages

enjoying our superb facilities. I for one am glad

for the slightly cooler temperatures, as I am

blaming the heat for going out of the club

tournament early on!

On that note the tournament came to an end

on the weekend of the 7th- 9th September, with

a BBQ on finals day. Results are as follows:

U12: Oliver Connor , runner up James

Attock, U18 Girls: Kirsty Went, runner up Lucy

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Mixed Doubles: Amy Finnemore-Gibbs

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Continuing the theme of success, PTG Mixed

Doubles First Team won the league again this

year for the 9th year running! AND we are

celebrating Robyn Went (pictured) winning the

U10 Girls Bucks County Championship. Well

done Robyn, a future star in the


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P&TG Football Club

The new season is now in full swing across the

seniors and junior sections. It had been a

summer of change at the club, with new

managers and a new ground to get to know.

Following the council decision of floodlights

the first team have been forced to play their

home games at Amersham Town FC this season

while we continue to fight the decision. It’s a far

from ideal situation and one that keeps us away

from our home and also has significant financial

and support issues for the club.

On the pitch there have been significant



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changes, as Giovanni Sepede and James

Pritchard stepped down from the management

team after one of the most successful periods in

our history. Replacing Giovanni, is former

player Gareth Williams who is joined by reserve

manager Neil Cannings and Gary Simpson.

There have been a lot of player changes with

just 1 of the squad remaining from last season.

This has heralded a young fresh new look team

and the signs are that this is a promising new era

for the club.

Of other significant note has been our new

ladies team. Our girls section has gone from

strength to strength over the last few years and

so it was a natural extension to have a senior

ladies section for the first time, under the

stewardship of Damian Atkins. Exciting times

for the section and the club!

Finally, the club were devastated at the

passing of Greg Pymm. A former junior

manager at the club for several years, and an

incredible support to the club, especially during

the tournament, where he was often seen with

hammer in hand en route to fix another fence

post. He was a great friend and extremely

popular with players, the parents and all club

members. He will be sorely missed. Our

thoughts and love during this extremely difficult

period are with Jackie, Harry and Thomas.

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wonderful weather ensured that over 40 home

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only 2 of those falling victim to the elements.

On the playing side, our Colts played 30

fixtures across 4 age-groups, home and away

against local rivals in the South Bucks Leagues,

whilst our youngest players (age 7-9) all

enjoyed Sunday morning Coaching sessions in

some serious heat in May and June. Meanwhile,

our Senior sides, always featuring a good

number of Colts, enjoyed mixed seasons in their


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espective Leagues. When we’re good, we’re

really good but the less said about the days that

we’re bad, the better.

Player-availability through this Summer has

seen a big improvement on recent years despite

competing events including the 2018 Football

World Cup. Lots more of our Colts came of age

to play in the Saturday sides, and we noted more

interest this time around from occasional

players or those willing to be coaxed out of

retirement. Whether this was due to the long,

sunny days or whether it is a sign of a more

healthy playing outlook will remain to be seen

but we are determined to follow up on this

success in 2019 and beyond.

Those that visited the cricket club in the

summer will have appreciated that the Ground

itself has been looking in its best shape for a

number of years (aside from the parched

outfield which could not be helped). So much

work went on this year on the hedgerows, trees

and surrounding areas and huge thanks are due

in particular to Terry Bentley, Chris Judge,

Craig Morris and Nick Parry for all their

digging, strimming, clearing, carrying, mowing

and tidying-up of the areas around the ground. It

looks great and we simply could not manage

without their efforts.

The Ground has now entered its annual state

of hibernation. The sight-screens have been

returned to their winter moorings at the bottom

of the field, the pitch-covers have been

dismantled and the square itself has been ‘put

the bed’ for ahead of its reawakening in the

Spring of 2019.

If you are interested in playing, scoring,

Umpiring, making teas or helping out around

the Ground, please get in touch. However you

would like to contribute, you will be guaranteed

a warm welcome and lending a hand to one of

the Village’s oldest concerns is an incredibly

enriching and rewarding thing to do.

Off the field, the Club finds itself in a good

financial position but in order to continue to

invest in the club and to provide the best

possible experience for local players, young and

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old, we are looking for sponsors. If you are

interested in anything from branding our

playing shirts or advertising at matches, to using

the ground for a company event or the

opportunity to promote your business to the

350-strong membership, please get in touch

with Jon Cockcroft at

You can keep up-to-date with Club news and

social events by following us on Twitter/

Facebook at the addresses shown below.

Penn Pond Waders Golf Society

Since our last update the Waders have played at

2 superb golf courses selected by our 2018

captain, Peter Credland.

Towards the end of July, we visited the

wonderful Camberley Heath GC in Berkshire.

High scoring was the order of the day with

several players managing to defy our stringent

handicap system. This event was won by David

Richards scoring a magnificent 41 points. John

Horton was runner-up was with 39 points,

closely followed by our handicap secretary,

Roger Stewart with 38 points.

In August we visited Sonning GC, a firm

favourite with the Waders community. For

many of us, it was the first time for several

months that we’d been able to play on plush,

green fairways, afforded by their excellent

course watering facility. Congratulations to

‘Doc’ Martin Smith who weighed in with an

impressive 37 points. Runner-up was Paul

Talbot with 35 points

Our organisers have found 2 great venues for

our 2 final events of 2018. We will hold our

Prestige Golf Day on Friday 2nd November at

Foxhills GC, Surrey, followed by our Captain’s

Charity Day at Ashridge GC on Friday 30th


If you are interested in joining our friendly

Society or to coming along as a guest at either

of our forthcoming events, please contact our

Secretary Bob Teuton on 07973137446. This

Summer’s been perfect for golf, so why not

have a bit of fun and play with us Waders at

some more great venues this Autumn?


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Tylers Green Middle School

2018 has been an amazing year for the Middle

School and we have all been working as a

community to celebrate our 50Th year.

In July we held a week of celebrations and

fundraising when we had the most gorgeous

summer weather. In our marquee we held a

special music performance, children’s discos

and the golden anniversary ball.

The official birthday of the school is 5th

September, however as this was an County

Inset Day, we decided to mark the beginning of

term, 6th September with a Children's Tea Party.

Following a special assembly when the original

official school log book was shown to the staff

and pupils, each child enjoyed a slice of cake

and a drink in the sunshine on the playground.

The continuation of our 50th celebrations

took place on 21st September with a very

special event in the

afternoon - The

Community Tea

Party, where we

invited senior

members of our

local community

along to school to

enjoy a slice of cake

and cup of tea, with an address from Mrs

Pinkney and a performance from the TGMS

50th Choir. Our guests enjoyed seeing

memorabilia boards in the hall, depicting the

school over the last 50 years. I must say, it was

a pleasure to hear about former staff and pupils

and their recollection of TGMS.

Later that evening, the Alumni/Open Evening

event was held to further celebrate the school

turning 50. Classrooms were open and Year 6

Children took tours around the school. Mr

Milne, Headteacher at the school from

1990-2008, gave a special address to visitors.

To date the 50 Working Party have raised a

quite incredible sum of money - in the region of

£26,000. This is going to support the school and

in particular fund the redesign of a garden area

to be relaunched as GOLD (The Great Outdoor

Learning Den). We look forward to the grand

opening in 2019. Vanessa Pinkney, Headteacher

Tylers Green First School

It is back to school with new uniforms,

anticipation and excitement for the year ahead

and the weather has been really kind so far!


Photographs: Eddie Morton

All the pupils have enjoyed their summer

holiday and are eager to start on the new

challenges of the year. All the children have

many stories to tell about their holidays and

much catching up to do with friends they have

not seen during the summer break. The children

are working hard with their teachers already and

much learning is being achieved.

We have welcomed our youngest and newest

pupils into their reception classes for part of the

day and then two full days before they began

the full school week. The older children will be

assigned to them as “buddies” to ensure that

they have an older and more experienced friend

at school during playtimes and lunchtimes. This

is a very coveted role in Year Two and one

which our Year two children take very seriously.

We are looking forward to celebrating our

Harvest during the first half of this term and

preparations have already begun. We were very

pleased that the entries we put forward for the

Village show won prizes and we are very proud

of the art work submitted and how well the

children have done. We celebrated this at our

weekly Superstars assembly last Friday. A huge

thanks also goes to the ladies who run our art

club and who always set out the entries for us.

The entries’ were form the work the children

had done during Art club.

We have decided to have the theme of

“People who inspire us” for our special

curricular week this term. Everyone is really

looking forward to this as we haven’t explored

this theme before and we are aiming to have a

wide range of people studied.

Our gardening club is continuing this term

and all the tubs around the school are looking

lovely thanks to the efforts of the staff that

watered them over the summer holiday.

We will be continuing our work encouraging

children and parents to walk to school once a

week at least where this is practical.

Our “ABC to Read” Mentors scheme to

support the children in school continues and will

be looking to train interested parents and

grandparents to be reading mentors this year.

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We are already planning beginning to plan for

our Christmas production and look forward to

performing this before the end of term.

During the next few weeks we will be

undertaking our usual village walks with the

children that will lead to map work and talking

about local history. The children always enjoy

this immensely and we hope for good weather!

As always we value the support given to our

school by the community. I would like to invite

anyone who has a skill or something they feel

able to offer us in any way to contact me at the

school. We strongly welcome links with you all

and there are many ways in which you can

support us.

Let’s hope for glorious autumn days ahead

with sunshine and autumn warmth before the

cold really sets in! Mrs J Dieppe, Headteacher,

The P&TG Village Pre-school

The end of term trip to Beconscot was enjoyed

by all who attended. A great day out :-)

This term we are welcoming 8 new children

and their families with a further 6 starting in

January, this means that we are full for the

forthcoming year.

Forest School will start as soon as the

children are settled and will run for the term up

to Christmas and will start again in the Summer

term. This allows the woodland to recover but

also means that a group of children are not

being taken to the woods in the coldest part of

the year. We try to ensure that all our children

get a term of going to Forest School before they

leave to go to school. We are very grateful to

Liz Tebbut and Paul Williams for giving up

their time to help us out with Forest School each

week, without you we could not run the sessions

so successfully.

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Since our last report in the xx edition of

VV, we have been very busy, and wanted

to update readers of VV of what we have

been doing, what we have planned, and

what you can do too!

Photograph (village shop): Eddie Morton

VV readers, with

children at TGMS will

know that we held a

plastic free holiday

assembly in July. We launched a photo

competition for the children, who had to pick up

3 pieces of litter from the beach, the parc or the

countryside and get photographed with their

catch. The photos will be judged by a panel of

local celebrities and the winners’ photo will be

published in the local press. and in future

editions of VV, Watch this space!

What’s our next plastic challenge? We want

to get everyone atTGMS to start recycling and

to keep educating the next generation with “the

lunchbox challenge”.

We will also keep working with the village

shops to cut down on plastic.

What can you do? The Village Shop on the

Green has become official stockist of Ecover

refill, so you can now refill your empty washing

up liquid bottles, liquid detergent and cleaning

products. Bottles can be reused more 50 times


so that a shed load of plastic savings! We are

planning to make the shop (can you say this? or

maybe - we are talking to the shop owners

about... an official water refill station too, so you

don’t need to buy a plastic bottle anymore. This

is a huge step forward for our village so please

support our quest to refuse, refill, reuse and


What’s your next plastic challenge? Try to

take your Tupperware boxes with you when you

go to the butcher’s shop, rather than have your

meat and fish wrapped in multiple layers of

plastic that end up in landfill.No automatic alt

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Waitrose recently was in the news when it

announced it's commitment to removing all 5p

plastic bags from their shops by March 2019.

They also plan to replace loose fruit and

vegetable bags with a home compostable

alternative by spring next year. By doing this

they estimate that they will cut almost 134

million bags each year from the environment,

which equates to 500 tonnes of plastic. They

have also pledged not to sell any own-label

products in black plastic packaging beyond

2019, as well as committing to making all

own-label packaging widely recyclable,

re-usable or home compostable by 2025.


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The Inspector's Hearing...

The WDC Local Plan Inspector held a Hearing

on 4 September to consider objections to the

proposals for developing Gomm Valley and

Ashwells. P&TGRS had submitted detailed

comments back in November 2017 and

supplementary comments this August to take

account of the subsequent planning application

for the Ashwells site and the takeover of the

main Gomm Valley development by

Human+Nature (H+N).

Both we and the Parish Council concentrated

mainly on the need to avoid the potentially vast

increase in traffic through our village as a

consequence of the County Highway

Authority's repeated view that the Spine Road

effectively provides an additional and more

desirable route down to the A40 London

corridor on to which significant additional

traffic on the network would divert. Their view

is that the new development should be

connected to a widened Cock Lane in order to

cater for this extra traffic.

In contrast, we strongly supported the Local

Plan (Policy HW6, para 4b), which requires 'a

link/spine road designed to minimise and

distribute the impact of additional traffic on the

existing local road network'. We also support

para 5.1.46 of the Local Plan which states that

the Spine Road is 'not intended to act as an

unofficial bypass as this would be detrimental to

P&TG due to the increase in through traffic'.

There is unresolved conflict of policy between

the County and District Council on this issue.

Statements made by WDC on increased

traffic numbers and safety were challenged and

we did not agree that traffic calming measures

on a widened two lane Cock Lane would be

anything like as effective, or as safe, as its

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present single track with passing places. We are

advised that traffic calming measures will slow

traffic down but are unlikely to significantly

reduce traffic volume.

We gave strong support to H+N 's revised

plan for a sinuous route through the proposed

new development and for their proposed

revised connection with an unwidened Cock

Lane. Understandably, they neither want to

encourage commuter traffic through their new

village, nor do they wish to see the loss of the

northern section of Cock Lane as a traditional

Buckinghamshire narrow lane arched over by

trees, which they and we see as a valuable and

effective natural asset.

H+N’s representative notified the Inspector

that a ‘Statement of Common Ground’ had been

agreed with WDC, recognising the justification

for increasing housing numbers. It was claimed

that the original numbers could not support the

infrastructure costs, and it had been accepted by

WDC that the Development Brief would need

to be modified to avoid any cap on housing

numbers. The Inspector requested more detailed

information on this in the form of a viability

statement to be supplied by WDC. It was also

argued that the original proposal of 420 houses

could not realistically support any affordable

homes, but that the H+N scheme would include

up to 40% affordable.

The Inspector gave no indication of her view

and it will be some months before we see her

recommendations. Meanwhile H+N will have

submitted their application to WDC and we will

then need to comment on it. Miles Green




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A recent visitor to Penn House who knew

it as a schoolboy during the War drew my

attention to a terrible event which

occurred in Penn nearly eighty years ago

and is now half-forgotten: the brutal

murder of two small girls...

On 19th November 1941, Kathleen Trendell,

aged nearly 6, and Doreen Joyce Hearne, aged

8, emerged from the gates of the village school

and wandered together towards the Parish

Room, where an army lorry was parked.

Recognising the driver from a previous

encounter, they asked him to give them a ride

and proceeded to climb aboard: the lorry then

drove away. It was not until later that evening

that the girls’ anxious parents reported their

absence to the police.

A huge search of the area was instigated,

helped by many local residents. For three days

no trace of the girls could be found. Then on

22nd November came a shocking discovery.

The girls’ bodies were found in some rough

woodland near Mop End. Each of them had

been strangled and repeatedly stabbed through

the neck. Amongst the first on the scene were

several boys from Emsworth House School, at

that time located in Woodrow. The sight of the

mutilated bodies left some of them traumatised

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for many weeks.

Thanks to detailed descriptions of the lorry,

as well as forensic evidence gathered near the

bodies, the police, led by Chief Inspector

George Hatherill of Scotland Yard, were rapidly

able to home in on the chief suspect; 26-yearold

Gunner Harold Hill of 86th Field Regiment,

Royal Artillery, based in Suffolk. The

combination of evidence, which included

fingerprints, was damning. In early 1942 Hill

was tried at the Old Bailey and found guilty. He

was hanged at Oxford Castle a few weeks later.

On 27th November a special service of

remembrance was held in St Margaret’s Church

attended by the whole of the Village School.

Afterwards the two girls were given a joint

funeral and buried together in the churchyard.

For the Village, the shock was profound: at a

time when newspaper columns were dominated

by the War, the tragedy of the murders plunged

the residents of Penn and Tylers Green into

grief as few events have since. Frederick Howe

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screening films since 2008 and is a not-for-profit

organisation led by a volunteer committee. We

show two films each month and offer a varied

programme of styles from across the world,

which are sometimes preceded by a short film.

We try to balance mainstream cinema with

award-winning and arthouse films. The Society

has about 400 members who enjoy the

privilege of watching screenings in the

purpose-built auditorium at the National Film

and Television School in Beaconsfield. Members

pay a reservation charge of £6, which includes a

glass of wine or soft drink, and nibbles. Guests

are welcome, either accompanying a member,

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Protect your home against opportunist burglars by remembering to protect your home when the clocks

go back and the nights draw in. Burglars see the longer winter nights as an opportunity to increase their

criminal activities, so to avoid becoming a victim of burglary the Chiltern District Council & South Bucks

District Councils Joint Community Safety team is encouraging residents to take some simple steps to help

protect their home:

• Use a timer switch to turn on lights and a radio to give the impression someone is home

• Keep valuables and other electronic equipment such as laptops out of sight

• Security mark valuables with a UV pen and register them with

• Double lock UPVC doors or use dead locks on solid doors

• Keep all spare keys, including car keys, away from the front door and out of sight to avoid them being

‘fished’ through the letter box

• Keep windows locked with the key and keep it out of sight

• Don’t leave packaging of expensive items purchased on view as an advertisement to thieves

Neighbourhood Police Officers will be patrolling in residential areas and if they believe a property is at risk

of being burgled, they will pop a ‘Here’s a bright idea’ card through the door along with contact details for

further crime prevention advice.

Residents can pick up security advice by following @TVP_ChiltSBucks and @csafetycdcsbdc on Twitter. For

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The woodland provided a cool haven during the

long hot summer. The ponds dried and wildlife

struggled to find drinking water so we put out a

pail. Certainly birds appreciated the bird baths.

As we now move into autumn the leaves are

turning and fungi are sprouting. We have had

our first work party 'siding ' paths and the next

ones are on October 6/7 then November 3/4. If

you can give an couple of hours or want to be

notified then join our volunteer group by


A disappointing aspect is the continued

dumping of poo bags or hanging them in trees.

As I write this I have just returned with a couple

of neighbours having collected half a bin bag. It

is a littering offence and we are taking steps to

identify culprits. Dog poo on paths is another

issue and we have a policy of 'stick and flick'.

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A reminder as we head into winter that we

have a policy of no removal of material from

the wood without permission, particularly

firewood. If you see anyone doing so I would be

grateful if you could gently remind them.

I have had feedback about the behaviour of

some cyclists. A club rider pointed out to me the

etiquette is to slow down when passing

pedestrians or horse and if approaching from

behind announce yourself by saying something

like " cyclists behind you, passing to your

right"(or left if appropriate)

Enjoy the wood this

autumn as the leaves turn

from green to orange and

brown. It's a lovely time.

Mike Morley

Dates for upcoming Common Wood Work

Parties. These are held on the first full weekend

of the month:

6th / 7th October, 3rd / 4th November, 1st / 2nd

December, 5th / 6th January, 2nd / 3rd

February, 2nd / 3rd March, 6th / 7th April

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P&TG Scout Group

The Scouts had a group picnic and games

evening on the back common on 13th July. We

were having a great time until the occurance of

a sudden downpour. With all those sunny days

we had this year we picked a dud day! It only

slightly dampened an otherwise fun time.

Our Autumn Jumble Sale is this month on

Saturday 6th October at the Village Hall starting

at 1.00pm. Please come along and bag a

bargain. We are always looking for help so why

not spare a couple of hours? On Friday night

we will be getting ready from 6.30pm to

8.30pm and on Saturday morning from 9.00am.

We hope to see a big crowd turn up.

Paul Wicks, 07879 668 24,,

Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

Tylers Green/Hazlemere needs more volunteers

to help keep our Guiding Units running.

What volunteering is all about? It's about

empowering girls and giving them new

experiences. It's being a role model and helping

girls to realise their full potential. It's sharing

and developing your skills.

I don’t have any experience of

volunteering, or the right skills to volunteer.

No experience is needed – just come along and

see what we’re all about! You’ll soon get a

feeling for the group and with the new

programme it couldn’t be a better time to start..

You could even try some different groups and

see where you’d prefer to be. Don’t think you

don’t have the right skills – any skills are useful,

and you’ll quickly gain new ones! We are a

caring, friendly lot, so what are you waiting

for?! The Leadership qualification is always

recognised on your CV but there are other roles

which do not involve any qualification.

Do something for you and your

community. Meet new friends living near you

or take a break from your everyday routine.

Share a skill or specialism. Make a difference to

the lives of girls in your community. Spend time

laughing, playing and being inspired by

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Whether you've been involved in guiding

before or you are completely new to us, you'll

feel proud to watch girls grow through guiding.

See more information on

and register an interest. Sue Stephens

Village Care

Village Care has funded a defibrillator for Tylers

Green Middle School and public use, with funds

from the Village Care Open Gardens Day.

Vanessa Pinkney, Headteacher of the School,

thanked David Williams, Village Care Treasurer,

for the generous gift, and said the defibrillator

would be a support for the School, its many

visitors and the public in the area who will have

constant access.

We could do with another telephonist for

Village Care: please ring Gillian Watkins if you

would like to talk about doing telephony once a

month (815693). If you would like to drive for

Village Care, either once a month or as an extra

driver, please contact Rob Haddon on 817893.

And we are still looking for a replacement

Treasurer, as David is retiring: please ring me.

You will be part of a great team.

The Village Care AGM will take place on


Friday 12th October in St Margaret's Church

Hall (The Parish Rooms), at 7.30 for 8 pm. All

are welcome, and there will be drinks and

nibbles before, during and after the AGM -

please come and meet us. Peter Sachs, 257823

Morning WI

My last report was in the midst of our heatwave

and now our lovely summer is ending.

We were lucky to have a pleasant morning for

coffee and cake in August. We do not usually

have a gathering in August but 34 members

came to enjoy a good chat so it was well worth

the efforts of the committee.

In September myself and another member

attended auditions for new speakers. This is

always interesting, sometimes speakers are

excellent or equally disappointing.

Our September speaker was a lady

toastmaster. Our AGM will take place in

October. We usually have an additional quiz or

some other item of interest to fill the morning.

November brings us to our 7th birthday (yes

still very new!) when we have Cally Foster

coming with her poems and anecdotes.

If you would like to come and visit us

everyone is most welcome. We meet 3rd

Wednesday of the month at P&TG Sports and

Social Club off Elm Road at 10am for 10.15am.

Contact me for details.Sheila Sparrow 812163

Evening WI

A date for your diary is Saturday 3rd November

when our popular Craft Fair returns to the

Village Hall. Look out for the posters in the

second half of October and come and see what

bargains you might find - maybe even some

early Christmas presents. There will be the usual

array of stalls including cards, clothing, beauty,

jewellery, gifts, cakes and plants. Refreshments

will be on sale; tea, coffee and WI cake!

We have been given permission to display

Poppy Pebbles to commemorate the centenary

of the end of the First World War. Members will

be painting the pebbles during September and

October and later they will be placed in

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appropriate venues around the villages. Keep

your eyes open!

We didn't have a formal meeting in August.

However a walk and supper was arranged and

25 ladies enjoyed a most pleasant evening. After

starting at the Village Hall we walked through

Common Wood and then over the ridge and on

through the woods ending at The Crown, just

before the heavens opened! We all enjoyed

catching up with friends (and making new ones)

and were impressed that the helpful staff

managed to serve our meals all pretty much

together. It had even stopped raining by the

time we left. More social evenings similar to

this are being planned as it was so popular. Who

doesn't enjoy a chat and some food? Our next

'Chomp and Chatter' is lunch at The Horse and

Jockey on 23rd October.

On September 22nd, 27 people travelled to

Hidden London and the Regents Canal, when

we were joined by a few ladies from other WIs.

We also heard about Time Team at Chenies

Manor, in September

On 16th October, there will be a Group

Meeting of several WIs in Holmer Green which

promises to be interesting as the speaker will

give us an insight into a relatively new venture

of WIs in prisons.

October is our AGM starting at 7.30pm & we

will learn about Wildlife Photography. In

November Bob Harding-Jones gives us his

Confessions of a Speaker. Our meetings are

held in the Village Hall and usually start at 8pm.

Ladies of all ages are most welcome. Pat Hedley

Hazlemere Gardening Association

On Friday 26th October our social evening will

take place at the Hazlemere Community Centre

in Rose Avenue.

The speaker will be Mick Jones MBE who will

talk on “Dancers End: A Year in the Life”. Mick

has been a volunteer warden at Bucks, Berks

and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). Dancers

End has been a Nature Reserve in the Chilterns

for the past 36 years. During that time the

reserve has grown from 78 to Continued overleaf



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developed from birds and plants, fungi and

butterflies, to slime molds, plant galls, moths

and beetles. He will take us through a typical

year at the reserve sharing some of its secrets.

His talk will be followed by an excellent

supper with wine, soft drinks, cheeses, pate,

sausages, salad and French bread. Tickets are

£5.00 each and on sale at the Barn Shop. The

price includes 2 glasses of wine or soft drink

and a light supper, so get your tickets asap as the

numbers have to be limited and this is always a

very popular event. It is open to Non-members.

Our Barn Store is open every Sunday

morning from 10am to 12noon. from February

to mid October, at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane off

Cedar Ave, Hazlemere Why not come along and

see our extensive range of gardening products at

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the best possible prices and join our association?

Annual membership is only £5 (£3 if aged 60

and over). For more information go to our


We close the barn store on Sunday the 21st

October and open again in February 2019.

Peter Pearman (Membership Secretary), 01494 711570

Hazlemere Youth Centre

Back to school can also mean 'What to do after

school?' There is plenty going on for young

people at the Hazlemere Youth Centre. For

details go to: www.hazlemereyouthcentre., (e) info@hazlemereyouth,

(t) 813364. Hazlemere Youth Centre, Rose

Avenue, HP15 7UB. One of the Judo coaches in

the village says attendance numbers are up, so

don’t wait long to check out the action! Bob Digby



I am pleased to be back with

some news and views.

Although I am not yet as

active, I am working on it!

Early September days have

been pleasantly cooler, with

sunshine subsiding to typical

early autumn shorter days, but

still with sunshine and less wind. The drought

for farmers and gardeners was serious to see,

but recent rain has been welcomed by everyone

and it is a relief to see the return of green to the

countryside and autumn flowers to our gardens.

Elm Road has seen some sad change, with the

closing of the Cottage Book Shop, so much

valued and world renowned. Uncertainty for its

future does not bring hope that it will continue a

life with books. It would be good to see it have a

useful life. Penn School's future is a bit more

hopeful as the Department of Education

launched a new bidding wave for 'Special

Schools (SS) and Alternative Provision (AP)

free schools. Consultation in the matter is taking

place urgently towards 15th October. In the

meantime filming crews are taking the

opportunity to use the site.

The Red Lion pub has a new owner although

with redecoration and re-furbishment taking

place I have not had an opportunity to get full

details. However, I understand she intends to

continue serving drinks with a variety of wines

and a display of antiques for sale. Very good

wishes for its success.

I feel so grateful for so much encouragement

and help received from so many friends and

neighbours all around in my recent health

downturn. I feel much better now, and firmly

encouraged to continue an enjoyable life in my

lovely home, with as much independence as I

can manage.

I am now looking at my garden's apple trees

and a promising crop as usual for a few more

weeks ripening. Those of you who have enjoyed

them over many years, will see them offered as

usual. Pat Dancer





PHONE: 01494 813225






The History of Ashwells (Gomm) Valley

(Part 15)... Ashwells Manor

We have seen that, in 1919, Captain Arthur

Soames purchased Ashwells with 58 acres for

£14,500. He sold it all in 1927 to Stanley

Garrett Esquire for only £11,250, a drop of

nearly a quarter of its value. House prices

were rising steadily in the post-war years, but

farmers were struggling with low prices

throughout the 1920s and many farmers went

bankrupt, so it must have been the farming

element of the small estate which reduced the

price so drastically.

Stanley Garrett, then living at Crossways in

Beaconsfield, was a 39 year old successful


Village Voice October/November 2018

businessman, the only son of a wholesale

perfumer. He started out as warehouse manager

of a fancy good establishment , but by 1917

described himself as a Managing Director and

when he bought Ashwells he was living at

Crossways in Beaconsfield. He was married

but apparently with no children.

His estate included eight cottages which can

be seen on the 1927 sale plan:

Primrose Cottage was the lodge with 1/2 an

acre at the end of Ashwells Manor Drive (now

called Ash Lodge).

Ivor Cottages, then a pair, also with 1/2 an

acre (now known as Pightle Cottage, recently


Ashwell Cottages, three of them, previously

called Laundry Cottages (all knocked down a

few years ago and replaced by Ashwells Lodge

and Ashwells Court next to the Middle School).

The Bailiff's Cottage with 1 acre, and

Chauffeur's Cottage, no longer exist.

The area on the plan shaded in green is

described on the deeds as 'Common'.

This is because it was a part of Kings

Wood which still then retained rights of

common. The former woodland,

except for the narrow band stretching

up to the Middle School, is now

occupied by the houses of Ashwells,

Greenridge and Lancaster Ride. This

should not have been permitted and

how it came to be will be the subject of

the next article.

A Bucks Free Press article in 1931

reports that the Tylers Green Rovers

were allowed to build a 14x12 ft hut

somewhere on his land. Rovers were

an extension of the Scouting

movement, for young men in their 20s.

Stanley Garrett sold up in 1945 and

moved to Buckland where he farmed

Moats Farm, chaired Buckland Parish

Council and stood for Aylesbury Rural

District Council.

My thanks to Ron Saunders for the

biographical detail. Miles Green


Village Voice October/November 2018


6th Scouts Jumble Sale 1p.m.

6th/7th Common Wood Working Parties

7th Harvest Festival Services

11th-21st Fisheye Film Festival

12th Village Care AGM 7.30 p.m.

13th Penn Surgery Flu Clnic

National Osteoporosis Society

South Bucks Support Group

Meetings are held monthly at: The Penn Room

Tyler's Green Village Hall Church Road Tyler's Green

HP10 8LN. For more information please contact

01494 728169 or 01494 716325

Thursday 18th October, Time: 2pm | Susan

Lanhan New, Professor at School of Bio science and

Medicine Surrey University, Diet & Osteoporosis

Thursday 15th Nov 2018, Time: 2pm | Suzanne

Hewitt, NOS Ambassador Clothing & osteoporosis

High Wycombe Croquet Club

Open all year round! Croquet is fun and social - a bit

like snooker on grass. Croquet offers sport, friendships,

fun, competition and a whole lot more. All you need is

enthusiasm and flat soled shoes. Free parking. Find out

more at Tel: 01494 858202

Music For You Lunchtime

Concerts - Thursdays at The United Reformed

Church, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield. HP9 1LW |

Light lunches available from 12:00, Concert 1pm-

1:40pm (Donations Welcome)

Thursdays in October 2018

4th - Alexander Ardakov: Piano

11th - Viella Duo - Marcello Deidda: Violin,

Katherine Clarke: Viola

18th - Easy Listening Songs, Adam Christopher-

Rhys: Vocalistwith David Owen: Tenor

25th - Vienna Guy: Flute, Janine Guy: Piano

Thursdays in November 2018

1st - Alex Knight: Organ

8th - World War 1 Armistice Concert

15th - (To be announced)

22nd - Songs From The Shows, Kathryn

Simpson: Soprano | For further

details please contact Elaine Tudor-Williams.

01494 671303,


October / November 2018


Priestfield Arboretum (Stony Lane, Little Kingshill HP

16 ODU) Open Day Sunday 21 October 10.30 – 4pm. Open to the

public for the last time this year, this private collection of rare &

specimen trees welcomes tree enthusiasts, families and friends to

see the wide variety of trees young and old in a delightful 6 acre

woodland setting. Managed & maintained by dedicated

volunteers, happy to share their love for this special place with free

guided tours throughout the day.

Admission £2. Guidebook available.

Regret uneven terrain not suitable for

disabled. Contact Coralie Ramsey

07887730200 or email curator@

Hazlemere Fete: A

Sense of History

Many people from P&TG attended the

recent annual Hazlemere Fete, a local

community event not just for Hazlemere residents.

This was the 158th and the biggest yet, with 97 stalls

and attractions, over 1,000 cars parked and around

6,000 visitors.

We had an even bigger art and photography

exhibition this year, featuring over 250 items. “The

way we were” is a local history exhibition section

within the overall exhibition of art and photography.

Amongst the items on show, were photo’s from a

local family album, that told a story and was quite a

talking point, and found when the family 's home on

the Penn Road was recently sold, having been in the

family for over 100 years. One family member worked

at The Queens Head in the 1890’s. There was so

much interest in this, that I want to develop this

further for next year. The particular items in question

were the result of a very kind lady, Jacqui Baker,

bringing them round to my house. Her parents still

live in Coppice Farm Road.

The biggest talking point of the fete was the flypast

Because of the awful weather the day before the

Bank Holiday Monday, another air show had to be

cancelled and the planned aircraft were not in place

at White Waltham, so instead we saw two historic

aircraft of different types, that saw action in The

Battle of Britain. We had three flypasts and the RAF

turned up exactly on time, to the “The Battle of

Britain Theme”. The whole place came to a standstill.

On a final note, we still need helpers to make the fete

happen. There are so many tasks, from invoicing

clients to stewards on the day. Maybe you need an

excuse for a walk? We distribute 8,000 copies of the

Fete Brochure across a wide area. Please get in touch

with Ray Cox on 813000 or e.mail Ray:- penn. Especially, if you think you

have any historic photos in the attic! Bob Digby

Village Voice October/November 2018


3rd/4th Common Wood Working Parties

10th The Village Makers Market

10th Sports and Social club Firework

11th Battle's Over



Day Services. TG

Village Hall


Fisheye Film


The Fisheye Film

Festival is backfrom

11th – 21st October

2018. Now in its fourth year, there are a variety of films to

suit most tastes, many of which you won’t see in

mainstream outlets. The popular Quiz night is back on

13th October – this is General Knowledge but features

questions on a short film that will be screened on the

night. For more information:-

Home Library Service - The Home Library

Service is available for Bucks residents, who find it

difficult to visit a library due to age, illness or disability.

Unpaid Carers are also eligible. It is a free monthly service

delivered to your home at a suitable time for you by

volunteers. How does it work? Volunteers wear

identification badges and provide a helpful and

courteous service. You will be given a card with the name

of your volunteer and the name and telephone number

of your Home Library Service Coordinator. How can you

apply to receive the Home Library Service? Contact

the Home Library Service, who will be in touch within 10

days to assess your eligibility and arrange to visit you at

home. If you are eligible we'll find you a volunteer and

start the service. Tel: 01494 475573 Monday – Friday

9am-5pm. or leave a message out of hours. Email:, write: Home Library

Service Coordinator, Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane,

Chesham, HP5 2JD. Volunteers needed: could you

spare some time to help? We are always looking for

volunteers who can give a couple of hours each month. If

you are interested in volunteering either as a Home

Library Service volunteer or as a Home Library Computer

volunteer you can find more details and apply online

home-library-service - please note you must be 18 or over

to apply to be a Home Library Service volunteer.


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Christmas Crafts

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1) Britain’s great need : Evangelistic preaching

as set forth in the Acts of the Apostles

Pastor David Carson, Zion Tabernacle Church, Chester

2) The Kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of this world :

How the true Church has influenced our national destiny

Pastor Mark Mullins, Strangers’ Rest Evangelical Church, London E1

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Pastor Roland Burrows, Old Hill Baptist Church, West Midlands

4) The conference sermon on national righteousness

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11+ tuition

SATS preparation Year 6

Local Teacher with 30 years experience

including 14 years tutoring experience.

References available

Contact: Avril Stewart

01494 816316


Children and Adults

Beginners, GCSE, A level

and conversation

For further details telephone


01494 815749




Boilers, Gas Fires, Cookers

Repair, Servicing and Installation

Gas Safety, Landlord Certificates

Unvented Systems & Plumbing

Building Regs. Part P Electrical

01494 524357

Take that first step to a fitter and healthier self

Ann Fry Personal Trainer

Former World, European and Commonwealth

Judo Champion

Private Studio in Old Beaconsfield

Call: 07973 841 821

TEL: 01494 433139

Shakespeare Pilates

Strengthen & Lengthen Tone & Improve Posture

Rehabilitate Injuries

• Private Sessions in Studio with reformer

• Group Classes covering all levels for fitness

& rehabilitation

• Sports Specific Pilates

Qualified teacher with over 10 years experience

Hilary Shakespeare

T: 01494 812617 M: 07800 992122





01494 815300

07973 673337









For all types of furniture repairs

large or small give me a call!

Chair doctor for loose joints

Re-upholstery including loose seat pads,


For a fast and reliable service

call Steve on 01494 816115

Oakfield Electrical

Stephen O'Connell's

Carpentry and Joinery Services

(Advanced craft carpentry and joinery)

Andrew Diplock 25 The Chase Tylers Green HP10 8BB 07720 399703

Free Estimates

All aspects of Carpentry undertaken.

Tel Number: (Beaconsfield) 01494 670785

Mobile: 07773 284844



6 Coppice Farm Rd., Tylers Green, High Wycombe,

Bucks. HP10 8AL

Window and Conservatory cleaning,

Gutter clearing & cleaning of

Fascias and Barge Boards

Fully insured

Free Estimates

For further details tel: 01494 815456 or

07791 273789

Penn Church Hall

opposite the church

Available for lettings

Main hall seats 70

Additional room & kitchen

Rates on application

Gail Wellings

01494 813254



... of Penn

Full range of stringed instruments

and bows

Sheet music, strings, cases,

accessoriesand gifts

Classical and acoustic guitars

Instrument rental/purchase scheme

Workshop facility

Easy Parking

Elm Road, Penn, Bucks. HP1O 8LB Tel: 01494 819966






TEL 01494 817366

MOBILE 07768 104235

Mulberry Flooring

Specialists in bespoke hardwood floors

Specialists in installation and

refurbishment of all types of

wooden floors

T: 01494 535348 M: 07786 652271





Freelance Hairdresser

07980 46 9208



Plumbing & Heating

For all your plumbing and heating


• Installation • Services • Repair

• 24 hour emergency call-out

Tel: 01494 813917

Mobile: 07799 850110

The Phone Man

Need a new telephone

socket for your

computer or SKY

box? Need one moved

or repaired?

Broadband signal problems? Internal wiring

problems? BT not interested or you don't

want to pay their very high charges? Call John on

07709 895252 or 01494 711744 for free advice,

fast service, and quality work.




Page Numbers for Village Voice




F A Magee Accountants

FM Mortgages

Philip Harper Financial Management

Architects and Designers

Applewoods Surveying

Penn Planning

Zachary Design

Bathrooms and Kitchens


European Bathrooms

Building and Property

Alex Burridge Electrical

All Locks

Amersham Aerial Fix

Chalker Property Maintenance

Don The Handyman

Dulieu Builders

Garage Door Doctor

Hi Garage Doors

Mike McLeod Window Cleaning

Mike Morley Handyman

Penn Design

R O'Donoghugh Electrician

Sharley Domestics


Carpentry & Joinery Services

Steve's Furniture Repairs


Penn Free Methodist Church

Cleaning & Ironing

A & T Cleaning

Alan's Clean Ovens


Red Kite Carpet Cleaning

Procare Carpet Cleaning Sevices

Computer Services

Ingenuity IT

Keep It Simple Websites

Phil Jones PC Repair

Education & Childcare

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Creche

Manor Farm Pre School

The House that Jack Built

The Village Pre-School


BPS Electrical

Oakfield Electrical

Estate Agents


Tim Russ


Andy's Flooring

Hayes Flooring

Mulberry Flooring

Trio Flooring

Funeral Services

Beacon Funeral Services

Arnold Funeral Service

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A Ellis Tree Surgeon

Four Seasons Garden Services

Keith's Maintenance

Mike's Garden Services

Penn Landscapes

Penn Tree Services

Pukka Planting Services

Tylers Green Garden Maintenance

Health & Lifestyle

Alison Haircare

Ann Fry Personal Trainer

Aston Hearing Services Ltd

Bloom Beauty Room

Fellas Barber Shop

Fitness Function

Jane Symington Chiropody

Mary Meikle Yoga

Shakespeare Pilates

Signature Nails

Sole to Soul

Victoria Green You & Yoga

Wendy Kepetzis Opticians

Your Doctor

Interior Design/Decorating Services


Jon Woodbridge

Mella Design Ltd

N Gillie Decorating Services

Paul Smith Decor

Ruffles Curtains and Blinds

Shakespeare Decorating

Plumbing & Heating

Chiltern Heating & Gas

Dave Beck Plumber

Jackson Plumbing

N J Barrett Plumbing

Penn Heating

Steve Hobson Plumbing & Heating

TK Plumbing & Electrics


Fields Domestic Appliances


Schools & Tuition

Avril Stuart Tuition

French Tuition

Pauline Quirke Academy

Ros Kendrick English/Literacy Tutor


Alexa Beck Photography

Cedar Barn & The Stables

Chiltern Embroidery & Textile Group

Companion Care

Crossroads Vet

Gill Morris

Joy Whittaker Crotchet & Sew

Lewis Nelson Counselling

Loraine Grainger-Dogwalkies

Penn Church Hall

The Phone Man

Turville Printing Services

Taxi Services

Impact Private Hire

Penn Private Hire

Vehicle Sales, Servicing & Repairs

ASM Auto Recycling

Ollie Tapping Mobile Auto Technician

Paul Russell's Garage

Penn Motor Company

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For changes or additions to these pages;


Animal Welfare

● Cats Protection 448849

● Lost Cats 676702 /

● RSPCA (South Bucks) 0300 1234 999


● Stokenchurch Dog Rescue 482695 /

● The Bat Conservation Trust

uk /

Charities/Social & Conservation

● Bridge Club,

Karen Taylor 816450 & Val Macdiarmid 812528

● Careers Springboard

● Chiltern Samaritans (24 hours) 432000

● Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 245 1289

● Common Wood

● Curry Club Stewart Stone 07786 194642

● Independent Village Website

● NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

● NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 Confidential

line for young people /children to seek help

● Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society

Chairman - Miles Green 815589

● Royal British Legion Colin Doyle 816484

● The Campaign to Protect Rural England

(CPRE) Bucks;

● The Chiltern Society

Village Blog;

Village Care; 816909 (Mon to Fri, 10am-1pm)

Village Show Committee

Helen Whiting 816354/

● Women’s Institute (Morning)

Sheila Sparrow 812163

● Women’s Institute (Evening)

Hilary Forbes 816438

● Woodrow High House 433531


● Holy Trinity & St Margaret’s Churches

Rev Mike Bisset (t) 816700/


Revd Derrick Carr (t) 442212


Gail Wellings (Parish Office): (t) 813254


● Penn Free Methodist Church

Rev Peter Simpson 816202/812829 /

● TG Methodist Church Rev. Vida Foday

Health & Welfare

● Chiltern Prostate Cancer Support Group

Alan Rowe 814324

● Dentists

● Drug Abuse Confidential help, advice &

support 473666

● Emotions Anonymous Kevin 814702

● High Wycombe General Hospital 526161

● Stoke Mandeville Hospital 01296 315000

● Highfield Surgery (Hazlemere) 813396

● NHS (t) 111 /

● Overeaters Anonymous Juliet 07808403602

● Penn Surgery 817144 / Simpson Centre

671571 /


● All Bucks Libraries - 0845 230 3232


● Beaconsfield

● Hazlemere

● High Wycombe

Political Groups

● Conservative Association Katrina Wood,

814848, katrina.conservatives4tgandl@

● Labour Party Mrs Jan Kaye, 813591

● Liberal Democrats Ian Forbes, 816438

● UK Independence Party


● Thames Valley (non-Emergency) 101

● Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

● Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)

Suzanne Ludgate

● Neighbourhood Police Community Officer

PCSO Sam Jackson


● Little Oaks Nurseries Ruthie Pocock 07881

737149 or

During opening hours:

Little Oaks Crèche 07437689158, Little Oaks

One 816987, Little Oaks Two 815413, Little

Oaks Beaconsfield 671228

● Parent & Toddler Group Zoe Woods 761559

● P&TGRS Village Preschool Nicky Lovegrove

817093 /

Public Halls

● Penn Church Hall Gail Wellings 813254 or

● St Margaret’s Parish Rooms

Mrs Mary Coker 812162

● Tylers Green Methodist Church Hall

Mrs G Nelson 815631

● Tylers Green Village Hall 819990 / Tina

Brown /

Schools in P&TG

● Tylers Green First School Head Mrs Janis

Village Voice October/November 2018

Dieppe 813201

● TG First School PTA

Marianne Whitlock 07789 435656

● Tylers Green Middle School

Head Mrs Vanessa Pinkney 812465

● TGMS Friends Association

Harriet Woolley 815474

Schools (Other local)

● Manor Farm Infants School

Head teacher Mrs Paula Coppins 814281

● Manor Farm Junior School

Head Lynn Kirk 814622

● Manor Farm Preschool and Nursery

Mrs Wendy Terry 816730

● Sir William Ramsay School High School &

Arts College Head Mark Mayne 815211

Sports & Youth Groups

● Cricket Club Steve Coleman 815151

● CC Colts

● Football Club Tony Hurst 815839,,

● Guides & Brownies Sue Stephens 817436

● Hazlemere Youth Club

Andy 07850 341374

● High Wycombe Croquet Club

858202 /

● Loudwater Bowls Club Alan Tombs 481855

● Penn Pond Waders Golf Society

Bob Teuton 715915

● Pennants Badminton Club (Tylers Green

Village Hall) John Youers 711647

● Scouts Adrian & Heather Cooper 816505 &

Paul Wicks 815715, pennandtgscouts@, www.facebook.


● Seido Karate Stuart Wilson 717400

● Sports & Social Club Neil James,

07929 157075

● Table Tennis 815180

● Tennis Club 812929 /


Village Voice October/November 2018

Elected Representatives

● Members of Parliament;

Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham

constituency includes Penn) 673745

Steven Baker (High Wycombe constituency

includes Tylers Green) 521777

Neighbouring MP Dominic Grieve

(Beaconsfield constituency) 673745

● Bucks County Council Councillors

Tylers Green (& Loudwater) David

Shakespeare OBE 817248

Penn (Wood & Old Amersham)

Isobel Darby 07798 538697

● Wycombe District Councillors

Tylers Green & Loudwater Ward

David Shakespeare OBE. 817248 / Katrina

Wood 07827 820531 / Lawrence Wood

07739 181043

● Chiltern District Councillors

Penn & Coleshill Julia Burton 726411 /

Jonathan Waters 890210

● Chepping Wycombe Parish Councillors for

TG (includes Flackwell Heath &Loudwater)

Ian Forbes 816438 / Peter Miller 07921

740101 / Jean Johnson 816231/ Katrina

Wood 814848 / Haydn Darch 813967

Council clerk; Wendy Thompson 814600

● Penn Parish Councillors for Penn (Penn PC

includes councillors for Penn Street, Forty

Green, Winchmore Hill & Knotty Green.);

Mike Morley 816638 / Roy Bentham 813897 /

Jane Creasy 816818 / Marian Raszpla

812636. Council Clerk: Nicole Johnson



P&TG Residents Society

Chairman: Miles Green (815589),

Website; www.

Village Voice is owned and

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Residents’ Society

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all houses in Penn & Tylers Green.


Cathy O’Leary 812064

Letters can be sent by post c/o Catbells, Kingswood

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