Cream of the crop for the Bank Holiday
With MARY TEBJE of the Chilterns Tourism Network
PEOPLE can raise funds for a church by tucking into a cream tea at the weekend. Cholesbury Church is holding its annual cream teas and plant sale event at Cholesbury Village Hall on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.
Organiser Liz Green said: “All cakes are baked in the village and we have a wonderful selection to tempt your taste buds as well as fabulous scones with jam and cream, and meringues. We look forward to seeing you.”
In addition there will be a plant and produce stall with all plants and vegetables grown locally, a tombola and bric-a-brac.
Entry is free and all ages are welcome. All profits will go to Cholesbury Church.
ROMAN Gladiators are coming to the Chiltern Open Air Museum on Sunday and Monday. The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest re-enactment groups in the UK. They will be demonstrating life in the late Roman period.
Britannia have worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and all five series of CBBC’s Horrible Histories.
The Roman Gladiators rs event is an action packed d and educational day. This is a popular event so pre-booking your tickets in advance is advised.
Contact 1494 871117 or enquiries@ coam.org.uk for more information.
2 STAND high on the Chilterns escarpment and listen to stories of red kites and the natural heritage of the Aston Rowant nature reserve.
Perched high on the Chilterns escarpment, this tucked-away nature reserve contains flower-rich chalk grassland, woodland and juniper scrub.
During spring and summer, the orchids and wildflowers are especially abundant, so too are the butterflies attracted to this huge natural nectar buffet, including the silver-spotted skipper and the Adonis blue.
There are fantastic views over the Oxford plain and it’s a great place to watch red kites soaring overhead – this was in fact one of the original sites in 1989 where European red kites were released back into the wild.
In the summer you can walk through acres of wildflowers,
HEAD along to the Roald 3 Dahl Museum, High Street, Great Missenden, on Saturday and Sunday, for two special events.
On Saturday take part in Proghopping pillowcases, where you will listen to some storytelling from The Twits, and decorate your own pillowcase with fabric crayons.
At 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. £3 per participant plus museum entry. For ages five and over. An And on Sunday the mu museum is hosting Mr Tw Twit’s crodscolloping c coaster at 12 noon, 1 1.30pm and 3pm.
For ages five and ov over, children can paint aca coaster with special colo colours, just right for Mr Twit’s mug. including pungent thyme and marjoram and delicate orchids.
Many butterflies flit around the flowers.
In autumn the woodland is full of colour as the leaves turn and it’s good
£1.50 per participant plus museum entry. Contact 01494 892 192 for more information.
A VILLAGE walk is set to go ahead this weekend.
The Stoke Poges Society is organising the event, which will take place on Saturday at 2pm.
It will start in Park Road and will include visits to Elegy House and the
4 for spotting fungi.
We followed the 2km sculpture trail through the woods and grassland and thoroughly enjoyed the six eye-catching sculptures along the way.
Sitting on the special designed
The Chilterns is home to delicate orchids