Mike Waples

So sad to report the sudden passing of Mike Waples last week.

Mike was a great character in the village and I’m there are many houses in the village with extensions and designs drawn by him – he  touched so many people’s lives. He was instrumental in designing and building the Biggs Pavilion and was a mainstay of the tennis club for many years serving as chairman until 1997. Latterly he enjoyed the brisk walkers and table tennis and took great delight in Luton Town’s return to the Football League last May. He will be greatly missed by all.

Our thoughts go out to Joan and his family at this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
1.45pm Wednesday 24th September at All Saints Church in Leighton Buzzard

Solar Wind Farm at Wing!

Lark Energy would like to invite you to a PUBLIC EXHIBITION
An opportunity to find out about and comment on a proposal for a Solar PV Farm, covering approximately 130 acres, on land at the Former Wing Airfield, Stewkley Road, Wing, Bucks LU7 0UJ

Thursday 11 September 2014 2.30pm – 7.30pm Wing Village Hall 71 Leighton Road Wing LU7 0NN

The opportunity will be available to ask the project team questions in relation to the proposals. If you have any questions in advance please contact:
Matthew Desorgher on 01529 497771 or by email at: matthew@jo-wall.com

News from the Pews

Congratulations to Cerys ,Gina and all those involved in organising the family picnic and thanks to a wonderful venue courtesy of Pippa and James we had a lovely Monday evening. Tom Gadsby was on form” he really has missed a vocation”helped raise some £3000 for the salvation army and the Church. An aside with John Eadie behind us “I didn’t expect this to be so popular especially on a Monday evening everyone has just finished work!! “well it is Cublington you know” indeed it is.

While we were on a break we were fortunate to attend one of the three choirs holy communion services in  Worcester cathedral, as part of a week to mark the first world war it was quite wonderful. It is a pity  that St,Nicholas church was not informed there was an evening service taken by Bishop Alan at Wingrave until late the same day, that plus the cancellation of the previous Sundays  service we missed the opportunity to  mark the occasion.

My apologies to  Jean Coultas I always forget there is not a Crier issue in August, Jean sponsored the Church lights on the 4th of August in remembrance of her Father Graeme Charles Hobbs.

This month Honour and Hugh Vale have sponsored the Church floodlights.

Thanks to the FOS and village support the Church gate has been repaired and a light has been put up on the outside , a special thank you to Trevor for digging the trench it was really hard work.

The Church quinquennial inspection has been completed and we await the results ,his only observation to me was “the churchyard looks immaculate” David Bradbury had mowed it the day before which was a bonus ,have just met Sue & Michael Bush and earlier Sarah, Jason and family who have also volunteered to join the team, Love the community spirit .

Best Regards Roy

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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