Category Archives: Misc

Charity Event- Child Bereavement UK

I am writing to you on behalf of Child Bereavement UK, a national charity based in Buckinghamshire which supports families and educates professionals when a child dies, is dying and when a child is bereaved. Every February we hold Snowdrop Walks across the UK, which are a special day to remember the babies and children who have died and the children who are bereaved each year and guests are invited to plant a snowdrop in memory of a loved one.

If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Lizee on or 01494 569049

Details of the event are below:

Sunday 10th of February in West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ.


Printer inks free to good home

From Angus Idle, HVRA Co-Chair

I have got some HP Ink cartridges left over after my printer had to be replaced.  They are:

  • HP46 Black (x2)
  • HP58 Photo black
  • HP 56 Black
  • HP22XL  Three colour inks

If anyone is able to use them please feel free to email or call me (contact details on the Contacts page.


Hughenden Valley v Widmer End Cricket Match Sunday 19th July


2pm until about 6pm

The Village Shop will be open for delicious refreshments, or bring a picnic with your friends and bask on the hillside. As there is no Village Day this year come and meet friends and support your team.

We have already been informed that parking may be a problem as the Village Hall is booked for a big private event. Hopefully most people will walk to the field, but another parking site may be arranged.

We have two umpires, but we are really keen for those who could bowl an over or two, or wield a bat (over 16yrs) to get in touch with Simon Kearey by email to ( or by phone on 07956 183262).

Road Closures – Valley Road/Coombe Lane – Latest

The works on the roundabout and short stretches of Valley Road are now expected to take place on 7th and 8th October.  Coombe Lane work is taking place now and the road is closed from 9.30 until 16.30.

The roundabout and short stretches of Valley Road at the bottom of Coombe Lane will be closed on Wednesday 1st October and Thursday 2nd October between 9.30am and 4.30pm for maintenance.  Coombe Lane will also be closed on a number of weekdays following on from this.  As yet it is not clear how long the Coombe Lane maintenance will take but it is scheduled to take up to 9 working days

During this period of time Arriva will be providing a 300A bus service running from the bottom of Cryers Hill through Wycombe and Bradenham up to Naphill and vice versa.  Details can be found here

We will keep this updated as we learn more of the progress being made.

History of Uplands

Marion Miller has kindly sent a copy of her fascinating History of Uplands. Here’s a short extract from the Introduction:

For nearly 100 years Uplands was a gentleman’s country residence owned successively by three different families. After 1956 it began a new existence as a training centre; new buildings were added but the old house remained substantially unaltered. In the early 1980s Uplands was given a new lease of life. The service end of the original house was demolished and the front range became the centre of a radical new development, blending the best of the old with innovative modern design by one of the country’s leading architectural practices. The philosophy extended to the grounds with new landscaping complimenting historic garden features and planting. The recent expansion of the use of the complex to a hotel and conference centre has made Uplands more accessible to a wider audience, enhancing its value as a community asset.

This report covers the history of Uplands during four periods, 1858-1900, 1900-1935, 1935-1956 and 1956 onwards. It then discusses the contribution made by the architects of the buildings and concludes with recommendations for further research, acknowledgements and finally the sources used by the writer.

The full document is here.