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  1. page Parochial Church Council edited ... Deanery Synod Representative: Dr D Sammon, Mr J Tennant (and Synod Standing Committee) The Ad…
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    Deanery Synod Representative: Dr D Sammon, Mr J Tennant (and Synod Standing Committee)
    The Administration Office: (located ay All Saints, Upper Bucklebury) Tel: 01635 860220 email: office@2bsd.org.uk
    Other Personnel: Please turn to the Parish Churches page - see index on left margin - for other personnel including Curates and Licensed lay readers. Also Administrators details and Magazine Editor.
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  2. page Parish Churches edited ... The centre of administration for the three parishes is located at Upper Bucklebury (see below)…
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    The centre of administration for the three parishes is located at Upper Bucklebury (see below).
    The Vicar during this period was the Rev Eddie Marquez: he left in March 2008 to take up a post at the Parish of Woodley, near Reading - and there ifollowed an 'inter-regnum' while a new Vicar was appointed. This occurred in February 2009 with the appointment of the Rev Julian Gadsby.
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    be found on the main show-case pages associated with this website at The Parish of Bucklebury website.here.
    The Parish
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    all clergy.
    www.2bsd.org.uk
    For details of personnel and church services and other activities for all 6 churches, click here for the Bradfield Parish website and go to 'Churches' .
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    Vicar: Revd Julian (Jules) Gadsby was appointed at the end of 2008 and was duly "licensed" at StAndrew's, Bradfield, on Thursday 17th February 2009 by the Bishop of Reading and took up his position in the combined parishes immediately therefater. The Rev.Gadsby will be the first Priest in Charge appopinted by and to all three Parishes, Bucklebury, Bradfield and Stanford Dingley, and six churches, since their amalgamation.
    Vicarage address:
    The Vicarage, Burden's Heath
    Upper Bucklebury
    RG7 6SX
    01635 866731
    Parish Administrator:
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    Debbie Kent, Hazelbank, Turners Green, Upper Bucklebury
    Tel: 01635 860220 (9.30 - 12 noon Mon - Fri )
    office@2bsd.org.uk
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    Licensed Preachers: Mr Alec Hitchcock; 01635 45071
    Bucklebury Churchwardens (responsible for all 3 churches in the Parish):
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    David Sammon, 27 Berry's Road, Upper Bucklebury,
    davidsammon@compuserve.com
    Tel: 01635 865198
    Mr John Tennant,(St Mary's) - Broad Oak, Hatch Lane,Tennant, Upper Woolhampton.
    Tel: 0118 971 3393
    john.tennant1@btopenworld.com
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    Mr Nick Park (Marlston) - Brockhurst School, Marlston House, Marlston. Tel: 01635 200293
    Treasurer:
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    David Sammon, 27 Berry's Road, Upper Bucklebury
    Tel: 01635 865198
    PCC Secretary:
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    Geoff Tily, 18 Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury
    Tel: 01635 861631
    geoff@tily.ftech.co.uk
    Stewardship Secretary:
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    David Cox, Roebuck, Hermitage
    Tel: 01635 200495
    Magazine Editor: Advertising & Distributuon
    All magazine contributions, by 7th of the month, to:
    Tara Duffy, No2 Riverside Cottages, Bucklebury, RG7 6PS
    tara.duffy@tesco.net

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  3. page Meeting Halls edited MEMORIAL HALL: Upper Bucklebury {http://home.btconnect.com/buckleburyweb/bweb_assets/images/mem…

    MEMORIAL HALL: Upper Bucklebury
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    Management Committee
    Chairman: Mike Scholl
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  4. page space.menu edited ... Activities - Bucklebury Events Committee - Clubs - Concerts etc - Photography - Meeting…
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    Activities
    - Bucklebury Events Committee
    - Clubs
    - Concerts etc
    - Photography

    - Meeting Halls
    - Bellringing
    Info & Services
    - Pubs
    - Cafes and Restaurants
    - Local Advertising
    - Community Services & Info
    - Professional Services
    - Schools

    - Parish Churches
    - Parochial Church Council
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    - St Mary's Church Organ
    - Flood 2007
    - The Millennium
    - Family
    Parish Council
    - Councillors
    - Council Meetings
    - Current Affairs
    - Elections

    Pang Valley Conservation
    - PVC - Details
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  5. page Bellringing edited ST MARY'S BUCKLEBURY see Clubs, Organisations and Services Information on Bellringing at St Ma…

    ST MARY'S BUCKLEBURY
    see Clubs, Organisations and Services
    Information on Bellringing at St Mary's is being prepared - meanwhile all queries to the Tower Captain, Mr John Durham 01635 866524 - thank you.
    Special arrangements are being made for bellringing at St Mary's on the Royal Wedding Day on 29th April.
    On the 29th, bells will be rung as follows:
    9.30am - 10.15am; Celebration ringing by the Bucklebury band.
    2.00pm - 5.00pm: Full 8 bell Peel : ringing a special method called Chapel Row Delight; this will require some 5,000 changes and take about 3 hours non-stop. This particular method has not been rung before and will require a high degree of skill to complete it. Depending on the wind direction, it will probably be audible from the Farm Park where the main Tea in the Park celebration will be taking place.
    Visitor access to the Church Tower will be welcome from 9.30am onwards on Friday but no entry until after the main Peel in the afternoon.

    Background information
    Bells
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    The casting dates of the bells range from 1610 and 1632 up to more modern bells cast in 1915. An even older bell, cast in 1581 developed a crack and had to be recast in 1926.
    Ringers
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    and Thatcham.
    The

    The
    ringers are
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    40 years.
    Ringing
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    (45 minutes).
    English-Style Change Ringing
    ‘Ringing the changes’ is a peculiarly English tradition. In this, the bells are rung in sequence down the scale starting from the highest note. On command, the bells change places, each bell sounding in a different position within the sequence every time it strikes. Ringers do not learn the individual sequences to be rung, rather they learn the way in which their bell moves within the changes as they are rung.
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  6. page Bucklebury Events Committee edited ... The Committee's first major activities were the organisation of the Royal Wedding event in the…
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    The Committee's first major activities were the organisation of the Royal Wedding event in the Farm Park in 2011 and in 2012, the Lunch in the Park to celebrate Her Majesty's 60 yr Jubilee..
    A number of other activities are planned fro 2012 and 2013 nad most of these are advertised in the "The Oaks" and in the Church Parish Magazine. Both of these publications go to every house in the Parish.
    . Future events will be posted here. Please note this is wiki site and individuals and committees can post event details here simply by signing in. If such events are not sponsored by the Events Committee itself those posting such details are requested clearly to state that position.
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  7. page Old Mill Restoration edited ... So this article is to update everyone on the situation. It is still theoretically possible to …
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    So this article is to update everyone on the situation. It is still theoretically possible to raise money through individual approaches to quite a number of charitable trusts ( we know of over 30 such) and it would be even possible to set up a formal crowd-funding scheme. Unfortunately this takes a fair bit of time but a group of say 6 or 8 people could easily handle it. I, myself, am retiring from the project but will work with anyone else who would like to take over. The planning consents have more than two years to run and are renewable. All the work is quoted for and readily activated. If anyone would like to take this on perhaps they could let the Bucklebury Estate or the undersigned know and we can readily put something together. Meanwhile I am afraid to say this very worthwhile and historical project is now in abeyance and a unique opportunity may be gone forever. The old mill is now only a ruin but its full restoration is not very difficult. I look forward to hearing from any enthusiasts who might be interested.
    Update November 2010:
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    Spring 2011. This websiete will contian periodic updates but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact Alastair McOran-Campbell, 0118 972 3325, Secretary of The atermill Restoration Company Limted ( a not-for-profit company.)
    The satistics from Parish Plan Refresh Survey (taken in May 2010) are, as far as the Watermill is concerned, as follows:
    Total Parish Households 850 All surveyed
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  8. page Old Mill Restoration edited ... Many Parishioners will be aware that a small group of us have been trying to find grant fundin…
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    Many Parishioners will be aware that a small group of us have been trying to find grant funding to restore this historic old mill back to full working order. As you know it was badly damaged by fire when the adjoining old barn burnt down back in 1996. But all the essential machinery, gearing, grinding stones, wheel etc were saved intact. A lot of work was done to assess support for it restoration, obtain quotes and get planning consent a year or so before the floods of 2007. We then had to wait for the flood defences to be installed before progressing which took us to 2011. Although we now have full planning consent for this listed building, including its use for educational purposes, and following 5 separate applications for funding from the major national and local grant-funders, we have been disappointed and sadly have failed in our efforts. This is despite significant enthusiastic support from schools and educational trusts in the district and endorsement of our efforts by the Environment Agency and our own parish council, as well as considerable enthusiasm from numerous parish residents and the Pang Valley Conservation Volunteers. It would seem that, although the cost is quoted at less than £50,000 and despite being short-listed each time, the grant-funders simply have too many calls on their funds to be able to help.
    So this article is to update everyone on the situation. It is still theoretically possible to raise money through individual approaches to quite a number of charitable trusts ( we know of over 30 such) and it would be even possible to set up a formal crowd-funding scheme. Unfortunately this takes a fair bit of time but a group of say 6 or 8 people could easily handle it. I, myself, am retiring from the project but will work with anyone else who would like to take over. The planning consents have more than two years to run and are renewable. All the work is quoted for and readily activated. If anyone would like to take this on perhaps they could let the Bucklebury Estate or the undersigned know and we can readily put something together. Meanwhile I am afraid to say this very worthwhile and historical project is now in abeyance and a unique opportunity may be gone forever. The old mill is now only a ruin but its full restoration is not very difficult. I look forward to hearing from any enthusiasts who might be interested.
    Alastair McOran-Campbell
    The Watermill Restoration Company Ltd
    Bucklebury
    0118 971 3325

    Update November 2010:
    Following the confirmation of the Environment Agency's plans for the long term flood alleviation scheme ( and the commencement on these works in October 2010 ) and following the recent Parish Plan Refresh Survey of all residents which inter alia asked for opinion about the Restoration of the Watermill, we are now looking again at funding for this project. If things go according to plan, we should be able to start work in Spring 2011. This websiete will contian periodic updates but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact Alastair McOran-Campbell, 0118 972 3325, Secretary of The atermill Restoration Company Limted ( a not-for-profit company.)
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    Further Update: Because of delays by the Environment Agency in completeing their proposals for the Village Flood Defence programme (despite the enormous amount of careful and time consuming work put in by our village Flood Alleviation team ) it has been necessary to defer our final application for Heritage Lottery Fund funding assistance until early Summer 2009. We understand that our application, which is now lodged in full, is generally acceptable but, unfortunately this does not mean we shall eventually be granted assistance ! As the HLF have such an enormous call on their funds - made somewhat more diffilcult because of a considerable proportion being syphoned off to the Olympic Games project - even "good" applications are quite likely to be sidelined. It would seem that getting Lottery Fund assistance is in fact a lottery in itself ! But we remain hopeful and expect to be notified one way or the other towards the end of August, early September. Will keep you posted.
    It is perhaps worth noting that this project has been very well received by our Parish Council and by numerous letters of support from most of the schools in the area - and, of course, by the John Simonds Trust (educational charity) at Rushall Farm (Mr John Bishop, Mr Cliff Marriott et. al.) - and by many other conservationist and enthusiasts. If the HLF fail, we already have in mind some alternatives. The total essential costs (excluding voluntary labour) are estimated at about £44,000, including thatch. (AMcO-C.) July 09. We have subsequently applied to Biffaward for a similar amount but have been turned down, although we were shortlisted. (February 2010.)
    Please leave any comments or suggestions here.....
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  9. page Royal Wedding 2011 edited ... THE BLADEBONE INN AT CHAPEL ROW AND THE COTTAGE INN AT UPPER BUCKLEBURY, THE TWO BUCKLEBURY PU…
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    THE BLADEBONE INN AT CHAPEL ROW AND THE COTTAGE INN AT UPPER BUCKLEBURY, THE TWO BUCKLEBURY PUBS, ARE BOTH FULL OF LOCAL WELLWISHERS "WETTING THE BABY'S HEAD". THE BOOT INN AND THE BULL INN IN THE NEIGHBOURING VILLAGE OF STANFORD DINGLEY WILL ALSO BE CELEBRATING AS WILL THE POT KILN PUB IN NEIGHBOURING FRILSHAM. IT IS TO THE BOOT INN WHERE CATHERINE'S PARENTS OFTEN GO AND WHERE PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE ARE OCCASIONALLY SEEN. THERE WILL CERTAINLY BE MUCH DISCUSSION ABOUT A SUITABLE PARISH MEMORIAL FOR THE OCCASION - PERHAPS ANOTHER LINE OF OAKS TO JOIN THOSE PLANTED SOME 500 YEARS AGO TO MARK THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH 1st.
    AFTER THE ROYAL BABY HAS ARRIVED IN BUCKLEBURY, THE BELLS OF St MARY THE VIRGIN, THE 1000 YR OLD PARISH CHURCH, WILL RING OUT IN A SPECIALLY COMPOSED MAJOR PEAL OF EIGHT BELLS TO WELCOME HIM AND TO MARK THE OCCASION. SUCH PEALS HAVE A WRITTEN RECORD FOR FUTURE POSTERITY.
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    BUCKLEBURY IN BERKSHIRE, THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS A LOT OF INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST.BERKSHIRE.
    IT CAN BE NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE 5,500 ACRE (2,227 HA) PARISH, WHICH IS ENTIRELY RURAL, CONSISTS OF FOUR SEPARATE MAIN VILLAGES: UPPER BUCKLEBURY, BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE, CHAPEL ROW AND THE SLADE AND A NUMBER SMALLER HAMLETS THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL DWELLINGS ARE,RESPECTIVELY, 333, 149, 39 AND 29 PLUS ABOUT 275 OTHERS SCATTERED IN VARIOUS FARMSTEADS AND HAMLETS. THE TOTAL ADULT POPULATION IS APPROXIMATELY 1,796 PLUS SOME 350 UNDER 16. IT IS IN A LARGE 250 YR OLD HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE ( CLOSE BY TO THE SEAT OF THE LORD OF THE MANOR) WHERE CATHERINE'S PARENTS, MICHAEL AND CAROLE MIDDLETON, LIVE. THIS IS ALSO THE HOME OF CATHERINE'S BROTHER AND SISTER, JAMES AND PIPPA.
    THE ROYAL WEDDING 2011
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    of local tradesmen! (info @ buckleburyweb.co.uk)tradesmen. All rights reserved.
    watch BBC SOUTH today video...
    Bucklebury’s own Royal Wedding mug goes into production this week
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  10. page Royal Wedding 2011 edited ... The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge went from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington to Kensington Pal…
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    The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge went from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington to Kensington Palace and two days later journeyed up to Sandringham where they will stay in their house on the Estate. Sadly this means we probably shall not see them here in the Village as we did with Prince George. We all wish Kate and the baby all possible good fortune.
    In memory of the occasion, we have arranged to produce a unique issue of 500 commemorative Mugs, most of which are for sale as shown in the graphic below. Please telephone if you wish to reserve any.
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    THE BIRTH OF A NEW PRINCE, JULY 2013
    AT 4.24PM MONDAY 22ND JULY HRH THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE GAVE BIRTH TO A NEW PRINCE, 3RD IN LINE TO THE THRONE, AND ALL WELL. 8lb60z (3.80kg). CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPPY PARENTS AND ALL GOOD WISHES AND BLESSINGS FOR THE FUTURE. THE WHOLE PARISH IS NOW CELEBRATING AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING THEM AND THE DUCHESS'S PARENTS BACK TO THEIR HOME IN BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. WE ARE ALL DELIGHTED AND PRIVILEGED THAT A NEW HEIR TO THE THRONE WILL START HIS LIFE AMONGST US.
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    FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PARISH OF BUCKLEBURY IN BERKSHIRE, THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS A LOT OF INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST.
    IT CAN BE NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE 5,500 ACRE (2,227 HA) PARISH, WHICH IS ENTIRELY RURAL, CONSISTS OF FOUR SEPARATE MAIN VILLAGES: UPPER BUCKLEBURY, BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE, CHAPEL ROW AND THE SLADE AND A NUMBER SMALLER HAMLETS THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL DWELLINGS ARE,RESPECTIVELY, 333, 149, 39 AND 29 PLUS ABOUT 275 OTHERS SCATTERED IN VARIOUS FARMSTEADS AND HAMLETS. THE TOTAL ADULT POPULATION IS APPROXIMATELY 1,796 PLUS SOME 350 UNDER 16. IT IS IN A LARGE 250 YR OLD HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE ( CLOSE BY TO THE SEAT OF THE LORD OF THE MANOR) WHERE CATHERINE'S PARENTS, MICHAEL AND CAROLE MIDDLETON, LIVE. THIS IS ALSO THE HOME OF CATHERINE'S BROTHER AND SISTER, JAMES AND PIPPA.
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    Please see the Diary for info...
    Please upload any best Photos of the local events....
    Please see Bellringing info...

    THE ROYAL WEDDING 2011
    {Bucklebury_Tales_FOR-WEB.jpg} 'Bucklebury Tales' image by local resident featuring faces of local tradesmen! (info @ buckleburyweb.co.uk)
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