WHITCHURCH FAMILY SEEK YOUR HELP
Many people may know Rachel Elworthy and her family. There will be others who do not. She lives in Rickyard Close, Whitchurch, and in March 2013 her husband Matt was diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Rachel has written a moving account of the early months and her hopes and aspirations for making the future months, hopefully years, as good as they can be for Matt. Her story, which is attached, gives ways in which you can help if you are in a position to do so.
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Welcome to Whitchurch - hopefully by design, but maybe by chance, you have arrived at the web site for Whitchurch in Buckinghamshire. We are aware that there are several towns and villages with the same name in Great Britain - eleven at the last count - but if you linger awhile we hope you will agree with an earlier visitor to this Whitchurch who described it as the “most friendly of villages”. To get your bearings click here.
Whitchurch is a village of some 374 homes with nearly 700 people on the electoral role. It is four miles north of the county town of Aylesbury on the A413 leading to Buckingham which is twelve miles away. The village sits on the escarpment over looking the Vale of Aylesbury with the Chiltern hills in the distance and is surrounded in most part by arable farmland and pastures.
Here in Whitchurch is a 13th Century church, the mound of a castle built in the 11th Century by Hugh de Bolebec - but later destroyed in the 17th Century on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, Fair Alice’s spring that has never stopped flowing (and is said to have healing properties!), the homes of a famous painter and a novelist - one of whose books was made into a major film, a building commandeered in WWII by Winston Churchill which he called his “Toyshop”. There are thatched cottages and timbered houses. All this and more is in Whitchurch. Travel a little way to Creslow, at the edge of the parish, and see a manor house built in 1330 and which once had the largest field in England. Check out the Village walk link to learn more.
Learn too of the many current groups and organisations that flourish in Whitchurch and also of the commercial businesses in the village. These will be found in the Village Directory along with useful telephone numbers.
This site was initiated by the Whitchurch Parish Council and they invite you to look at the minutes of their meetings. Click on the link at the left of the page.
Should you have arrived at this site looking for one of our namesakes then here is a selection;