Haddenham Bucks

Warblers' Swan Song

Home » News » Warblers' Swan Song
Haddenham Warblers 01

Haddenham Witchert Warblers have sadly decided to disband, after 12 years of singing for local events and raising funds for charity.

Haddenham Witchert WI performed a centenary show in the village in the year 2000 and, as this proved to be such a great success, the Warblers came into being as a ladies' singing group.

Since then the ladies have entertained at all sorts of events around the area including Christmas functions, wedding anniversaries, group meetings, golf clubs celebrations and more.

Unfortunately, due to the sad loss of four members and some health problems among others, the Warblers have now decided to cancel their existing bookings and draw their happy chapter to a close. The Warblers' oldest member is now well in her 80s and, sadly, the group has not been able to attract any younger ladies to the fold.

However, according to organiser Linda Axford, "the ladies have had a great time together and we have some wonderful memories — so we chose to go out with a bang! On Monday 11th November some of our former members and our present singers had a big celebratory lunch and handed over our final cheque to the air ambulance for over £1,000. We're proud of the fact that, over the years, we have raised more than £5,000 and we've had a lovely time along the way."

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

David Lyons-4
David Lyons: Fri 10 Jul 1:00pm

The local Green Party claims that Bucks Council is pulling back on commitment to climate changeThe Buckinghamshire Council have proposed a Climate Change Motion which will be discussed at the full council meeting on Wednesday, 15th July. The motion will propose a target date of 2050 for net zero carbon for the Council's activities rather than the more ambitious target set by AVDC and most...

Library 08
Susan Toner: Wed 08 Jul 1:15pm

Haddenham Community Library is back in business and once again open to the public To start with we will be opening on Tuesdays and Fridays only between 10.00am and 1.00pm. We have installed safety measures in the library for the benefit and security of the staff and public and the building has been deep cleaned prior to our re-opening. As you would expect social distancing is required in...

Near Empty Church
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 08 Jul 1:08pm

St Mary's Parish ChurchFrom Wednesday 8th July, St Mary's church will be open on Wednesdays between 10am & 2pm for private prayer. Please respect the social distancing guidance to ensure the safety of all visitors.Catholic ChurchesSt Joseph's Catholic church in Thame has reopened for public masses. Places at the masses need to be requested from Fr David Hartley 01844 212860...