April – May 2017

CoverThumb38_1Editorial

Welcome to your new-look Wychwood Magazine! Why new-look? Because for the first time ever you are reading our magazine printed in colour. While the adverts remain in black-and-white, all our other pages are in colour. The result is a more attractive magazine filled, as usual, with a vast range of stimulating articles and events to anticipate in the near future.

Colour printing costs are now much more competitive compared to black-and-white, hence the change. Everything should look brighter and more eye-catching – I’m writing this before seeing the finished product so I hope I do not have to eat my words.

In this issue you can find out what life is like behind the scenes in the Wychwood Surgery, you can uncover the life of an international composer and you can decide for yourself what makes the perfect holiday. Of course, there is also some news of past events, and we always ask each village to submit news, but we choose news that has appeal to the very wide range of our readership. This is not easy but we hope that the end product brings satisfaction to as many of our readers as possible.

Enjoy your new-look magazine!

Bob Forster, Editor

List of articles

A day in the life of Wychwood Surgery
Book Review: The Ascott Martyrs by Beverley McCombs
Wychwood Benefice: pastoral care in the community
The future of the Shipton Charity Ball
Charles Philip Miles: obituary
Shipton Parish Council news
Milton Parish Council news
Support for students: Lady Reade Educational Foundation Charity
Help needed at the Wychwoods Day Centre
Wychwood Primary School: spring topics and Forest School
That garden: Jayne’s novelty garden, bungalow by post office in Shipton
Mid-month meditation in the Wychwoods
Branching out: Chris Townsend, local artist and sculptor
Burford School: Skiing, Macbeth, G&T Conference Oxford, Business Breakfast
Royal knees-up in Shipton: Wychwood Local History –1887 Golden Jubilee Dinner for Queen Victoria, and celebrations at Shipton Court for Coronation of King George VI
A spring in your step: spring walk, circular walk Shipton and Ascott
The patient gardener: MUGWA events update and tasks for spring
A musical life: Ascott composer Bob Chilcott
BBC 500 Words: interview with local young writer Lily and her story – The secret life of plants
Vicar of Dibley: Wychwood Players production
Fifield News
Wheelchair dancing classes: run by occupational therapist Lizzie Large, at Beaconsfield Hall
Walking for health with the Wychwood Walkers
A blast from the past: an updated story from The Wychwood Archive – Alison Faulkner/Naish
Pig tales: Mike Hartley on working with pigs
Over: spring information from Shipton Cricket Club
The best holiday ever: Bob Forster’s cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats
Wychwood Saplings information