Hugh Vale steps down from Orchard Ground Committee

After an amazing 23 year stint on Orchard Ground Committee, Hugh Vale is stepping down. Hugh has been a member from the start in 1991 and was instrumental in all of the amazing developments that have taken place, including the building of the courts in 1992 and the pavilion in 1997. He has been unstinting in his commitment and loyalty to the village and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you Hugh.

Thanks also must go to Will Lovatt who is also stepping down after an equally amazing 16 years.
A massive thank you to both of them for their dedication and service to the community

Roy Smith

Dear All. Most of you will be aware of the sad news that Roy passed away last Friday.

The funeral will be held on Thursday the 19th June at 10.30am

After the Service  the family would like you to join them at the Biggs pavilion, Orchard Ground

The post fete service on Sunday the 15th at 10am will be Songs of praise .

Cublington Comment

St Nicholas Church Records circa 16th century to date – by Roy Shons
Prior to the reformation parish records were not obliged to be kept subsequently there is very little information available about the villagers before the late 16th century. All subsequent records except the current ones are held in the archives in Aylesbury. They can be accessed but do not make for easy translation and are time consuming.
Last year our local historian Roy Smith undertook the massive task of transcribing all the Cublington records, a copy has been requested by the archival curator and will be available at the office, which is at the rear of the library. Roy has also committed the records to disc and they can be downloaded on an old hand me down lap-top on request, put in a name and you can readily display 400 years of Cublingtons history, even a record of the murder of a poor widow in the old village. Most of the signatures are of course made by marks even in the late 20th century.
I know this has been a labour of love for Roy and has taken him over a year to complete, something that will be a lasting legacy from him to the village. Well done.

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