Pink was the colour in Aylesbury High Street today (Saturday 13th October) as shoppers supported Cancer Research. The Cancer Research charity shop organised stalls selling flowers, pink clothing for children and adults, a raffle, a tombola and pink soft toy stall. Local businesses also supported the day with Zoomania doing ballon models and face painting, Phil Gomm was the MC for the day, Aylesbury Citroen provided a car, and the crowds were entertained by Swing Dance MK and the Bluebird Belles (Vintage vocal harmony trio). Snappy Snaps also printed photos for a donation.
The highlight of the day was the annual return of the amazing ‘Fur Suits’ …..who strolled the streets posing for photos and collecting donations.
Something to Remember
THE WORKS put on a event in the Market Square, Aylesbury in memory of Charlie Dunne. 'Something To Remember'
Music from AGS Jazz Band,China Bears,Callow Saints,Lashayah Byfield, Tanyya Travvers,Mike Carroll Music plus a DJ.
Food from THE WORKS which included a Hog Roast In Waffles,Pancakes,Ice Cream Lots things to keep people entertained Selfie Booth,Gladiator Arena,Bungee Run,Jumbo Slide, Face Painting and Raffle
Plus a Buds viewing area “Fair4All”
Charlie had a very simple but tragic accident while on holiday in Devon, and sadly died on July 11th. He had always been a lively, inquisitive and friendly young man, who enjoyed being involved in activities at Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury Rugby club and the Scouting association.
World Zombie Day: London.
A very wet day in London for the annual Zombie walk. Starting at Marble Arch them heading down Oxford st to Cavendish sq,Soho sq and finishing at Leicester sq.
“The mission of World Zombie Day is to support the prevention of hunger and homelessness. Join the zombies in fundraising for the charity Shelter from the Storm – London’s only free homeless shelter. To donate text BRNZ57 £3 TO 70070 or go to: worldzombieday.co.uk/donate.”
Kop Hill Climb 2018
Resurrected in 2009 the Kop Hill Climb Festival has raised over Half a Million Pounds for charitable projects in the community local to Princes Risborough and attracted over 100,00 visitors. This year the weather was kind with sun shining on Saturday and a dry day on Sunday, and the event attracted even more motor enthusiasts and families over the two days.
There was numerous activities for spectators to see; from cars & motorbikes of all descriptions attempting the Hill to a music stage, a children’s area, a large food village and other entertainment in The Paddock area together with the popular Soapbox Derby.
Highlights of the show were the appearance of the fabulous aero-engine Napier Railton & the first public outing of McLaren’s new Senna Supercar. Celebrities spotted this year were Eric Knowles of Antiques Roadshow, KJ and Tony Hadley.
Kop Hill Soapbox Challenge
The Soapbox Challenge took place over the 2 days with 26 teams entered some travelling from across the country to take part. The challenge was open to teams of young people aged 10 to 17 who designed, constructed and raced their own karts. They had to negotiate a sweeping course with a steep curved bank, a fully operational ‘Kart Wash’ complete with foam and water and Jumps.
Old Town Party at Banbury
The Old Town Party celebrated its 8th year with a Comic Themed Day.
Wandering the streets of the old town you could bump into popular cartoon and comic characters, listen to music, take part in workshops, dress up as a Superhero in the pop up Photo Booth as well as seeing shopkeepers dressed up in cartoon fancy dress standing besides their amazing window displays as they traded outside.
The Old Town Association worked alongside Banbury Town Council, Banbury BID, and Cherwell District Council for this year’s event.
Bucks County Show 2018
THE 151st BUCKS COUNTY SHOW
Thursday 30th August 2018 saw the 151st BUCKS COUNTY SHOW at Weedon Park Nr Aylesbury.
In the main arena we were treated to a variety of showground displays which included Show Jumping, Ladies Side Saddle, Vintage tractors, The Royal Artillery Band; with the main attraction being The Metropotitan Mounted Police Activity Ride.
Other attractions around the ground were Trade Stands, a Shopping Marque, a Food Hall and a Rural Crafts area.
Parklife Weekend 2018
Parklife 2018 took place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, a free event organised by Aylesbury Town Council.
Live in the Park: There were 2 stages which featured local bands from 12 noon until 9:30pm.
There was also a Community Involvement area which had promotions from local companies as well as a Market Trader area and Food & Drinks stalls.
The Town Council also showed a tribute to local photographer Russ Naylor who sadly passed away earlier this year.
All funds raised over the weekend were for the Mayors Charity of the Year: Carers Bucks.
Risborough Rangers v Langford FC
Risborough continued their winning ways beating Langford 5-1
Langford had 2 men sent off; 1 within the first 10 minutes but despite being down to 9 they put up a good defence.
Pitstone & Ivinghoe FC v Sarratt FC
Saturday 11/8/18 saw the first match of the season at Piston against Sarratt FC from Watford. Piston took home the points with a clean sheet winning 3-0.
Risborough Rangers v Thame United (pre-season)
On a very hot afternoon, Thame United won the game in the 2nd half 2-0 against Risborough Attendance 87
Cuddington Fete 14th July 2018
Vive La France
Cuddington Fete had a French feel, celebrating Bastille Day, with a Fancy Dress Parade, a Grand Auction, Raffle and numerous stalls throughout the village centre all with a French theme. The village church tower was opened to the public and great views could be seen from the top of St Nicholas Church across the vale. Tyringham Hall offered a respite from the heat serving teas and refreshments in the front garden.
Aylesbury by Sea in Kingsbury Sq
Once again Aylesbury Town Council hosted Aylesbury on Sea: a total free event with a wide range of seaside fun & stalls to entertain the kids - of all ages, theses included Balloon modelling, Face Painting, Donkey & Teacup Rides, Sandpits, Giant Palm Trees to climb, a Gyroscope, a comedy Caricaturist & Deckchairs to relax in.
Entertainment was provided by performances of Wind in the Willows by the Queens Park Arts Centre, singing from The Jolly Divas and roaming fun with Jolly Holiday having a ‘wild family day out’, Aylesbury Fire Brigade brought an Engine along and Morrismen performed a few routines.
2018 Whizz Fizz Fest Aylesbury
The Aylesbury WhizzFizzFest, on Saturday 30 June was enjoyed by thousands of families from Aylesbury Vale and beyond. WhizzFizzFest is a children’s literary festival and is always packed with exciting new features and family friendly activities.
Inspired by Roald Dahl, one of the greatest children’s writers of all time,