My past Blogs have often detailed the excitement and history that is to be found in West Wycombe, a small village only 15 miles form the Bull hotel in Gerrards Cross and just round the corner from my flat on the quiet and picturesque Downley Common.
In these blogs I have talked of the Hell Fire Caves, the old fashioned traditional sweet shop with over 350 varieties of sweets, the old haunted pub called the George and Dragon whose murdered servant girl Suki still wanders the bedrooms for this historic pub and of course the amazing views and walk over and around the Chiltern hills
Then there is West Wycombe Park with its fantastic gardens and mansion that The Dashwood family still live. It is now the home of Sir Edward Dashwood Bt., the 12th Premiere Baronet of Great Britain The main features of the grounds at West Wycombe are relics of the artificial Rococo style, offering an enticing mixture of water and solid ground which provide straight avenues, serpentine streams and winding paths in the woods.
The village and the park and grounds are truly beautiful and I have recently discovered that it is to play host to the Iain Rennie Hospice’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.
“Silver Celebrations in the Park”, a music and fireworks extravaganza, will take place on Saturday 4th September at West Wycombe Park. The use of this amazing venue has been given to them free of charge by the Dashwood family.
The gates will open at 4pm, with the concert starting at 7pm, featuring BRIT award winner Beverley Craven, Abba Forever and rock classics from the Pepper Show. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display.
If you would like you to be part of this special day then you can find more information at www.irhh.org/silver. You can also book online here and anyone booking before 19th July is eligible for an early bird discount on their tickets!
Submitted by Michelle Mayes – Reservations Manager