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Top five things to do this weekend
1. There is a Victorian weekend at Hughenden Manor on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5.30pm. The National Trust property has a full timetable of events to experience life in Victorian time from Mr Punch versus the Czar, Zulu War, Victorian football, The Charge of the Light Brigade and many more. As well as this there will be other activities on the North Lawn including a Redcoat and on the South Lawn an Egypyologist and advances in medicine since chloroform..There will be talks by the National Trust about the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli and his former home Hughenden. Free for National Trust members or admission charges apply. For more details go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughendenmanor/ or call 01494 755573.
2. Country sports fans bemoaning the cancellation of the biggest event on their calendar have cause for celebration after a south Bucks club stepped in to save the day. The E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground in Lane End is putting on its own event at the shooting ground in Park Lane, Lane End, between 9am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday. It was organised after the CLA Game Fair in Leicestershire was axed due to the ‘summer’ weather. The fair will feature a host of shooting competitions, 4x4 off-roading, helicopter tours of the Chilterns, archery, stalls, artists and more. It is a free event. For more information visit www.ejchurchill.com
3. On Saturday there is chance to learn more about keeping bees. The High Wycombe Beekeeping Taster Day runs from 10:30am-2pm near Saunderton. The address is given on request. If you are interested in keeping bees or want to find out more about the world of bees then here is your answer. The High Wycombe Beekeeping Association is having an open day. See inside a hive, as well as learn about bees and honey. For more info go to www.hwbka.co.uk or call 01628 524214.
4. Have you ever seen a glow-worm? Well now is your chance. There is a organised walk on Saturday from Brush Hill, near Princes Risborough. The walk starts at 9.45pm until 11pm and is an opportunity to see and learn more about these fascinating creatures. There will be a brief introduction to the glow-worms before the group go off in search of them. It costs £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. To book a place call 07814 392335.
5. Save The Last Dance for Me is at the Wycombe Swan tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30 and 7.30pm. It is by the same writers who penned Dreamboats and Petticoats and includes the hits Sweets for my Sweet, Turn Me Loose and A Teenager in Love. It is a feel-good show which is sure to get you dancing in the aisles. Tickets range from £15 to £27. To book call 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.