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Mystery Month – Apparition Sighting in Wendover Road, Bourne End.

As we approach Halloween, why not take a look at some of our previous local ghost stories which can be found under “Articles of Local Interest”.

Mystery Month – Sighting in Wendover Road, Bourne End.

Wendover Road

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This story of a sighting in Wendover Road, happened in 1980 –

“My family lived in the white house at the top of Wendover Road, opposite Claytons school for 40+ years before Mum & Dad moved away earlier this year.  I moved away quite a few years ago now, but it was our family home and I grew up there.

Dad worked for Thames Water and my sister and I often played in the Thames Water pumping station grounds in school holidays. 

On one occasion, whilst playing hide & seek with my sister and our friends, I saw a ghost of a man on the south west corner of the 70s pumping building. This would have been around 1980.  He was a man dressed in a blue or green parka type jacket, approx. 35/40 years old. He was a kind soul (at least he didn’t scare me!) and just walked…

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Welcome to Thames Valley Alert: Community Messaging

Great way to keep up to date with crime in your area.

This looks like a very useful service although you will have to give you details, address, tel. number etc. The website states the following:

Thames Valley Police are committed to involving the community in the policing of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. We believe that by improving the flow of information between the community and its police we can all make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti social behaviour.

This site provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Thames Valley Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other community groups. You do not need to join a specific watch scheme but you may find that there are like minded residents or businesses in your area who would welcome your support.

If you live or work in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Milton Keynes, you are invited to register now to become a registered recipient of messages of information, crime alerts or witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Register now to Thames Valley Alert.

As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also learn about those in your community subject of anti social behaviour orders, help identify suspected or wanted criminals from the Gallery pages or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.

Please note: This service is not monitored out of office hours and is not for reporting crimes or incidents. To report these please contact Thames Valley Police on 101. 

It’s worth noting that this is not an anonymous system and in order to verify your registration they will require your full name and correct location.

And whilst on the subject, who remembers this PC?


Advertising with The Village Journal

Just a quick note to confirm that the advertising rates have not been increased for 2017, it is still £20 per month or 6 months for the price of 5 months.


Please email me at villagejournal@btinternet.com for more details.

Thanks, Kaye

Your Local Spooky Stories Needed!


After the success of last year’s ghost story series leading up to Halloween, I would be grateful if you would send in any stories / tales / spooky history that you have heard or even seen for yourself, but It does need to be related to our local area. You can email me at villagejournal@btinternet.com

If you would like to take a look at last years stories, please go to “Articles of Local Interest” & then click on “Local Hauntings”.

Look forward to hearing from you….

Newly published local book, “Up Narkover” by Karen Savage

Wooburn Narkovians Cricket Club celebrate their 80th Anniversary this year, so to mark this occasion Karen Savage has written a book entitled “Up Narkover”.

The story of cricket in Wooburn starts with the Gilbey family who lived in Wooburn House and the formation of Wooburn Narkovians Cricket Club in 1936. Find out how the Narkovians got their unusual name & other interesting facts about your local cricket club.

The book containing over 200 full colour pages, contains 8 decades of history as well as facts and figures along with many interesting photos.

The book is an ideal read for cricket lovers and locals alike & is priced at £15, with all profits going to WNCC.

To obtain your copy contact the author Karen Savage on 01628 529216 or email:  savage.karen@btinternet.com

Karen's book

St. Paul’s Celebration Weekend


A message from St. Paul’s Church:
Following the successful completion of the work to re-roof St Paul’s church we are having a celebration weekend on 16th and 17th July.
On Saturday 16th July we are having an Open Day between 2:00 and 5:00 for the local community to see the roof (weather permitting) and giving us the chance to say “thank you” to the organisations and people who helped make this possible.
On Sunday we are having a Service of Celebration led by the Bishop of Buckingham. This will include a service of Confirmation. The service will start at 9:30
Full details will be on our website in the near future


Respect The Water Campaign with RNLI

As we are now coming up to the school summer break, taking a look at the RNLI website with your children could be one of the best things you ever do.

Living by the Thames & the Wye,  we often spend time by the water… taking a walk, making use of the local waterside pubs or taking a trip on a boat & for these reasons we all need to be informed of what to do should someone fall in the river.

The website helps you to think & learn about situations that could occur & what to do if you find yourself in water or see someone else in trouble. The website offers lots of tips & advice at http://www.rnli.org/respectthewater

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Don’t Destroy Bourne End

After the bombshell that there is a possibility of not only building on Slate Meadow, but a section of Hollands Farm too, a Facebook group has been set up to try & find out more information, discuss & fight the planning applications.

Please take time to join the group named “Don’t Destroy Bourne End” & support our community.



Introduction of Memorial Page

Last week I received an email from a family who had moved to New Zealand a few years ago. They were very familiar with the area & had been trying to locate a certain person in order to get back in touch. They were saddened to read on The Village Journal that this person had in fact passed away last year. With this in mind, I have decided to add a Memorial page but of course, need your help with the details.

If you feel you would like your loved ones to be included in this, please would you be kind enough to send in a short bio & photo of you family member or friend….. It doesn’t have to be a recent passing,

I have made a start but your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance, Kaye.

Email Kaye at villagejournal@btinternet.com


Events Calendar Update

Take a look at the Events Calendar for recently added activities & events.  Whether you want a wedding fair, singles night or join a charity walk, there is a good selection of activities coming up!


Wedding Fair

If you are in business, you can’t afford not to take this offer!

jpeg Advertising Rates-002This is a no-brainer!

If you place an advert in October to run for 6 months, not only do you get 1 month free, I will also write a feature article about your business which will encourage possible customers / clients to connect with you by learning more about what you have to offer.

If an online presence is important to you, then The Village Journal is the place to be!

For £15 per month you have a large colour advert under a relevant heading & a rotating position on the business gallery which appears on every page. All ads are also constantly shared with Twitter & a variety of Facebook pages & groups.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Email Kaye at villagejournal@btinternet.com

Place your company advert on The Village Journal

Are you advertising in the right areas?  Can your potential customers find you? It is so important to place your advert where you target audience can find you so, why not try The Village Journal Business Directory for just £15 per month. You get a large colour advert under the relevant heading & constant exposure on Facebook, where people often go to find a trade, service or product.

Please email me with your details at villagejournal@btinternet.com

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Advertising Space on The Village Journal

Are you advertising in the right areas?  Can your potential customers find you?Try The Village Journal Business Directory for just £15 per month. You get a large colour advert under the relevant heading & constant exposure on Facebook, where people often go to find a trade, service or product.

Please email me with your details at villagejournal@btinternet.com

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

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