Tributes to leading HS2 campaigner

Shirley Judges with grandson Finn at an anti HS2 rally

Shirley Judges with grandson Finn at an anti HS2 rally

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN MP has led the tributes to a prominent HS2 campaigner, who died last week.

Great Missenden resident and former parish councillor Shirley Judges passed away last week following a short illness.

The grandmother was the chairman of the Great Missenden Stop HS2 campaign, a member of the main national Stop HS2 group and frequently spoke out against the controversial project.

Her home village's MP Cheryl Gillan paid tribute to her during Transport Questions in the House of Commons on July 10.

She said: "This morning I heard of the death of Mrs Shirley Judges, one of my firm campaigners against HS2. She had put up a robust defence of our local environment in the Chilterns and throughout the country."

Mrs Gillan later added: "The community of Great Missenden has lost a strong advocate. I add my condolences to Mrs Judges’ family in their loss."

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7:25pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Brian JM says...

Condolences to all her family. Shirley was a redoubtable campaigner not only against HS2 but also in favour of the Chilterns AONB. She had a sensitive appreciation of history and wrote her thesis about the deeply divided Civil War family, the Verneys. It was fitting that her later career was spent as a teacher of history in Great Missenden. A pity that her active retirement has been tragically cut short.

On behalf of the Wycombe District Association of Local Councils
Condolences to all her family. Shirley was a redoubtable campaigner not only against HS2 but also in favour of the Chilterns AONB. She had a sensitive appreciation of history and wrote her thesis about the deeply divided Civil War family, the Verneys. It was fitting that her later career was spent as a teacher of history in Great Missenden. A pity that her active retirement has been tragically cut short. On behalf of the Wycombe District Association of Local Councils Brian JM
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9:51am Tue 15 Jul 14

Terry_Marlow says...

Let's hope someone else will step into her shoes with the same degree of commitment in killing this white elephant before it becomes cheaper to finish it than to stop it!
£50 billion spent on hospitals/nhs, schools & roads would be of benefit to the whole country versus not just those in the HS2 termini.
Let's hope someone else will step into her shoes with the same degree of commitment in killing this white elephant before it becomes cheaper to finish it than to stop it! £50 billion spent on hospitals/nhs, schools & roads would be of benefit to the whole country versus not just those in the HS2 termini. Terry_Marlow
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