Wendover Buckinghamshire


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September 2021
Fri Sep 24thComputers BeginnersGroup 2 Last Friday
Meeting 2pm Convenor's house
Thu Sep 30thComputers BeginnersGroup 1 Last Thursday
Meeting 2pm at Convenor's house
Thu Sep 30thTheatre Local9-5, The Musical, 2.30pm Matinee at the Waterside. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton this musical comedy direct from London’s West End starring Louise Redknapp.
October 2021
Mon Oct 4thScience & TechnologyMonthly meeting at convenor's home. 2.30 pm. Subject tba
Tue Oct 5thOlogyMeeting at Convenor's house 10-12noon - medical pioneers over the last 200 years
Wed Oct 6thMain Meeting Hugh Granger - Barnes Wallis .

"Barnes Wallis was born in Victorian times, but his mind was often a couple of generations ahead. He started off as an apprentice draughtsman, and his later diversity stemmed entirely from his own fertile imagination. He went from airships, including the magnificent R101, to aircraft, including the Wellington bomber. The logical next step was new types of bomb, from the famous bouncing bomb, to the 5 ton Tallboy, and eventually the massive Grandslam, which wrecked the Nazis' communications, and rendered the V weapons futile. After the war, he moved on to supersonic rocket propelled aircraft, which paved the way for Concord, and the swing wing fighter, a feature which still dominated the World's fighters. Thank goodness he was on our side!

This meeting is to be held in St Mary's booking is not required.
Thu Oct 7thWalking GroupWendover
Wendover via Bacombe Lane to Dunsmore, through Goodmerhill Wood to join the Ridgeway leading to Coombe Hill and then return to Wendover. 6 Miles in 2 and a half hours with 6 stiles. Gentle climb through fields and then woods to Dunsmore, dropping down to a beech wood before emerging to the Chalk downland above Chequers with views of the Vale of Aylesbury. Lunch option likely to be The Shoulder of Mutton. Meet at Clock Tower High Street Wendover at 10.00am. Leader: ICr
Fri Oct 8thPudding ExchangeMeeting as a whole group from 10.00 - 12noon at Witchell Cricket Club - subject 5 ingredients
Mon Oct 11thChurches & CathedralsThe subject for our next meeting in The Witchell Cricket Club is 'Building a Virtual Church'
Fri Oct 15thWalking GroupAUTUMN SPECIAL - WALK COMMENCES 10:30am
Wooburn Green & Burnham Beeches

9 mile Circular walk - BRING PACKED LUNCH & DRINK
Meet in the Wooburn Park car park (Address: Wash Hill, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0PN) - turn left off Town Lane (A4094) into road Wooburn Town either side of St Paul's Church
The walk starts for a short way on the Chiltern Way then normal paths passing by Odds Farm, through Boveney Wood and then head for Egypt Woods and Burnham Beeches. There are toilets and an Eco cafe in the woods which sells hot drinks, sandwiches and basic hot food. Seating is outside and there is an area of seating if you bring your own food. After lunch we leave Burnham Beeches and follow Shakespeare's Way for much of the route back to the car park
Leader: SEl
Tue Oct 19thWalking GroupMedmenham
A moderate 5.5 mile walk in rolling countryside. A few short hills (one steep climb about half a mile into the walk) but no 'climb over' stiles. Start from The Dog & Badger in Medmenham (SL7 2HE), coffee stop in Hambleden. Finish alongside the Thames. Lunch will need to be pre-ordered. Leader: BEm
Wed Oct 20thHistoryThe Ferguson Gang and the National Trust - BH.
Thu Oct 21stArt AppreciationART DECO
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, it emerged in France before World War One. Deco influenced the designs of buildings, jewellery, fashion, art and many everyday household objects. The talk will include the major artist Tamara De Lempicka and show the amazing Art Deco architecture from around the world.
Talk by group member - J Ma.
Thu Oct 21stStrollersMeet at Chiltern Gateway car park, LU6 2GY- Leader Paddy A.

We will meet and park at the Chilterns Gateway Centre car park (remember your National Trust membership card). The walk to the Tree Cathedral is gently undulating about 2.5 miles, no stiles. Lunch can be taken at The Gateway Centre cafe. No need to book. There is seating inside or out.

To book a place either sign in at the Main Meeting or contact the Convenor from the Strollers page.
Thu Oct 21stWine AppreciationWINES OF THE LOIRE VALLEY. Presenter Bill G in St Annes Hall 7.30pm (Note THURSDAY 21st)
Thu Oct 21stGardening 32.30 - 4.30 Our favourite flower or plant
November 2021
Tue Nov 2ndOlogyMeeting at Convenor's house 10-12noon - subject to be confirmed
Wed Nov 3rdMain MeetingThe Wendover u3a AGM followed by Bill George - A Varied Life.

Bill is a Wendover u3a member and has entertained us before at Main Meetings.

This meeting is planned to take place in St Mary's Church but will need to be confirmed so please watch this space.
Thu Nov 4thWalking GroupAshley Green
Meet at The Golden Eagle (HP5 3PW)
Just under 5 mile walk through woods and over farm land towards the Rossway Estate. The woods have lovely names like Pancake Wood. We’ll pass the ruin of Marlin Chapel. Leader: LSh
Fri Nov 5thPudding ExchangeMeeting as a whole group 10-12noon at Witchell Cricket Club
Mon Nov 8thCreative WritingMonday 8th November 2021

We will present a piece of writing we have read to the Group before lockdown or have written during that time.
Wed Nov 10thCountry Dancingmeeting 2.15-4.15 in St Anne's Hall
Tue Nov 16thWalking GroupQuainton
Leaders: PMa/GCo
Wed Nov 17thHistoryThe Battle of Waterloo - DVD.
Thu Nov 18thArt AppreciationDESERT ISLAND PAINTINGS
Which eight paintings would I choose to be stranded with, and why? And what did I reject in making my choices?
Talk by group member - G Je.
Thu Nov 18thStrollersWaddesdon Winter Lights

Provisional date for this walk Cost £7.00 if National Trust Member this includes the bus ticket-Non National Trust £17.00- Leader Belinda H.#

Meet at 3.45 pm, meet at the Visitor Centre for 4.00 pm bus.

A walk around the lights on the plateau near the Mansion, a comfort stop and refreshments (you might like to bring your own to avoid the queues) and then down Alice's Drive to the Stables and return by bus to the car park.

Places on sale at the October Main Meeting or Contact the Convenor to book a place from the Stroller's page.
Thu Nov 18thGardening 32.30 - 4.30 subject tbc
Fri Nov 26thFilmMeeting in St Anne's Hall 7.30-10pm - Film to be announced
December 2021
Thu Dec 2ndWalking GroupTBA
Leader: SEl
Fri Dec 10thPudding ExchangeMeeting as a whole group 10-12noon at Witchell Cricket Club
Wed Dec 15thWine AppreciationEUREKA I'VE FOUND WINE. Presenter John G in St Annes Hall 7.30pm
Thu Dec 16thArt AppreciationART QUIZ
Quiz by group member - J Ma.
Thu Dec 16thGardening 32.30 Christmas Ball workshop - JB home
Tue Dec 21stWalking GroupCHRISTMAS WALK
Details to follow
January 2022
Thu Jan 6thWalking GroupPrestwood
Leader: DLe
Tue Jan 18thWalking GroupWaddesdon
Leader: MEv
Thu Jan 20thGardening 3post Christmas lunch - tbc
Mon Jan 31stTheatre LocalBurn the Floor, starring Kevin Clifton. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm Tickets £31
February 2022
Thu Feb 3rdWalking GroupTBA
Tue Feb 15thWalking GroupTBA
Thu Feb 17thGardening 3snowdrops at West Wycomber/Waterperry - tbc
March 2022
Thu Mar 3rdWalking GroupTBA
Tue Mar 15thWalking GroupTBA
Leaders: BEd/AEd
Thu Mar 17thGardening 32.30 Seed swapping - ME home
April 2022
Thu Apr 21stGardening 3Adwell - to view daffodils - tbc
May 2022
Tue May 17thTravel Team Cheltenham Racecouse Station and Hidcote Manor Gardens

PICK UP TIMES: opposite. The George 8.00am opposite Ashbrook 8.05 Bedgrove 8.15
Travel the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - a heritage railway between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond.

Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises.

Booking from February 2022
Thu May 19thGardening 3Open Gardens Scan Appeal - tbc
June 2022
Thu Jun 16thGardening 3Lindengate visit - tba
Sun Jun 19th
→Fri Jun 24th
Travel Team

Cumbria Holiday June 2022

The price will be £475.00 per person with the £115 single room supplement.

A £50 deposit per person made out to McCallum Holidays Ltd will be
required later this year. An initial interest list is being taken now, there are a few single rooms and twin doubles available.

Staying at the Washington Hotel*, Workington with spa and gym facilities.

For more details, please see the Cumbria Holiday June 2022

July 2022
Thu Jul 21stGardening 3Oxford gardens visit - tba
July 2023
Wed Jul 12thTheatre LocalStrictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee.