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Wargrave Surgery GP appointments and medicine deliveries to the Neville Hall

Wargrave Surgery have made some changes to the deliveries to Waltham St Lawrence, to avoid a GP coming out to Neville Hall if there are no patients wanting to be seen. 

This allows them more time to do home visits and attend to their commitments at Wargrave.

Year 4 and 5 pupils learned about the key features of adventure stories in their English lessons.

Here are the selected Adventure Stories they wrote. We hope you will enjoy reading them.

An elderly man in Queensland had owned a large property for several years.  He had a dam in one of the lower paddocks where he had planted mango and avocado trees. The dam had been  fixed up for swimming when it was built and he also had some picnic tables placed there in the shade of the fruit trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the dam to look it over, as he hadn't been there for a while. He  grabbed a ten litre bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the dam, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.  As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his dam. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

In the 70's/80's, Great Martins was occupied by the Watson-Smyth family, there was Michael DFC, wife Monica and 6 children all beginning with M. Michael was a great entrepreneur and restaurateur, after the war he acquired a trainload of ammunition boxes for one penny each and turned them into window boxes for City offices - his Windowbox/Windowflower business still exists in Burnham. He was a great entertainer and his Roman themed party was the stuff of legend.

Well It was so very sad to see on the news of the collapse of part of the bridge in Genoa, Italy. From what I have seen some 30 odd vehicles fell with the section of bridge and some thirty nine or more people killed. You have to ask were any bridges built in the UK comparable. I trust not. I hope it is safe to assume UK government doing some rapid checks on our bridges. My heart goes out to the relatives and friends who have lost loved ones.

My dear Friends

“Where do babies come from?” asks the child, who sees no reason why the apparently unlimited supply of human beings should be taken for granted! And parents and teachers have to give some answer, whether it’s in terms of storks, cabbages and fairies, or something a bit more scientific. Have you ever stopped to ask: “Where do new Christians come from?”  I mean the church has been going for over 2000 years. How does it survive? Who replaces the Christians who die? It’s a question I’d like to put to the many people these days, including some in the church, who say that we have no business trying to convert others to the Christian faith. Rather than discuss or argue with Jews, Moslems or Hindus, Christians should leave them alone, or better still celebrate and worship with them, affirming what we have in common and ignoring our differences in belief. 

It’s time to do some rain dancing to revive our dessicated gardens, but it seems we might need to brace ourselves for another three summers of scorching heatwaves. Researchers at the University of Brest in France announced their new ‘Procast’ technique for long range forecasting and its prediction based on research completed before this year’s widespread summer heatwaves. If this ‘Probabilistic Forecast’ method proves to be correct, you have been warmed and If the projected four year ‘warm anomaly’ is accompanied by low rainfall, then like 1976 followed 1975, we could be in for hosepipe bans and other water restrictions while we bake from next summer..

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