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In Novem­ber Philip Nel­com gave a talk on the His­tory of Scrab­ble. Philip had worked for a well known games com­pany and had or­gan­ised sev­eral Scrab­ble cham­pi­onships, be­com­ing Na­tional Cham­pion four times.

He told us how the game was in­vented in the USA in the 1930’s, with lit­tle com­mer­cial suc­cess, un­til Macy’s store bought up some games and made it fa­mous.

Re­cent fund rais­ing events in­clude a cof­fee morn­ing with bring-and-buy and craft demon­stra­tions. All pro­ceeds to go to the Save Den­man Ap­peal.

A suc­cess­ful Friends Evening, which in­cluded sup­per and mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, pro­vided funds to­wards a de­fib­ril­la­tor for Holmer Green Vil­lage.

Our next meet­ing will be our mem­bers only Christ­mas party, with a buf­fet and en­ter­tain­ment from the Bob and Dot show. This will be held at the ear­lier time of 7.30pm on Tues­day De­cem­ber 6 at Holmer Green Vil­lage Cen­tre. Mem­bers only.


The lat­est premises in Thames Hospice’s shop port­fo­lio will be of­fi­cially opened at 2-4 The Broad­way, Old Amer­sham on Fri­day.

Join­ing in a day of cel­e­bra­tion for the town, with Old Amer­sham Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion’s Late Night Shop­ping Evening from 6pm, the shop will of­fi­cially open at noon and stay open un­til cel­e­bra­tions end at 10pm.

Shop staff and vol­un­teers will be joined by Coun­cil­lor Mark Vivis, a Thames Hospice Am­bas­sador and mem­bers of its med­i­cal team to cut the rib­bon and cel­e­bra­tory cake and there will be re­fresh­ments and a glass of bub­bly for shop­pers.

Julie Row­ley, Di­rec­tor of Re­tail at Thames Hospice, said: “We are de­lighted to an­nounce the open­ing of our Old Amer­sham shop.

“We are very ex­cited to be ex­pand­ing our Home Stu­dio line and of­fer­ing our spe­cial­ist, up­cy­cled fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories in the new store. The money gen­er­ated will en­able us to care for more peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. We hope you can join us to cel­e­brate our open­ing.”

The store will stock qual­ity, preloved ladies and men’s fash­ion, a con­ces­sion of new bags and ac­ces­sories and a stun­ning se­lec­tion of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, cards and jumpers ahead of the fastap­proach­ing fes­tive sea­son.

There will also be a ded­i­cated Home Stu­dio de­part­ment, where cus­tomers will be able to pur­chase Frenchic fur­ni­ture paint and stylish home­ware items, up­cy­cled by a cre­ative team of vol­un­teers. Thames Hospice, Old Amer­sham will open Mon­day to Satur­day, 9am-5pm and Sun­day, 11am-5pm.


The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Chiltern Ci­ti­zens Ad­vice Bu­reau Ltd (Char­ity Num­ber: 1081138) will be held on Fri­day De­cem­ber 9 at 5pm in Che­sham Town Hall.

Any­one over the age of 18 in­ter­ested in fur­ther­ing the work of the char­ity may at­tend but only mem­bers may vote.

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