I have updated the events calendar with a few activities for you to enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend .
Sadly, I couldn’t get down to the Fun Night myself but Dave Henwood did, all the way from Wiltshire along with his new pride & joy… a top knotch camera! Thank you so much Dave for acting as photographer for The Village Journal & sending these fabulous photos which show the busy & successful Christmas Fun Night 2015 & the wonderful community spirit on the lead up to Christmas! 🙂
Dave added a little message…..
Having enjoyed last years Christmas Fun Night in Bourne End, I decided that a re-visit in 2015 should be put in the diary. For those that don’t know, I moved from Buckinghamshire to Wiltshire in 1995 but still return regularly to Bourne End and Wooburn Green during the summer months. Making the journey on a dark December evening though requires a bit more dedication but I’m glad I made the effort. It could have been Junction 17 to Junction 8/9 on the M4 but in this case I chose the Train which was far easier. A great evening was enjoyed by many and I think, it was even busier than last year with children of all ages seen having fun and doing a good job persuading mum to limit the mulled wine and dad not to hover too long at the Rebellion Brewery stand!
After a pleasant stroll round the village, testing out the ‘Night Portrait’ setting on the new camera, I called into SMILES for some well earned Fish and Chips. I’m afraid I didn’t manage to obtain either of the two ladies names that appear in the photographs, so, if you recognise yourself, please feel free to add some feedback. Until next year as they say…..well, until the spring anyway. Merry Christmas to you all.
On Friday we have live music with “In Too Deep” at Ye Old Swan in Burnham High Street playing rock covers & the Church Lane Vintage & Handmade Market in Chalfont St. Peter offering up-cycled, hand-made & vintage items.
Also, the start of the 56th Little Missenden Festival, take a look at the website for full details of what’s on offer – www.little-missenden.org
Henley Literary Festival is still on & Bourne End junior Craft Show at the library is on Saturday 3rd, it’s open to the public at 12 noon & prize giving is at 1.30pm
On Sunday 4th there is a Charity Dance afternoon at Cores End Church starting at 12.30 & Taplow Car Boot opens at 11.30am
Check the Events Calendar for more events on this week.
Here is a lovely new event to be held on September 26th, “Illuminated Parade”.
Entries are welcome for all craft whether powered or unpowered, along the Marlow to Cookham Reach. The winners will be chosen by Dave & Sue at The Bounty who will judge the boats as they pass. Starting early evening, there will be a short “switching on of the lights” ceremony & then all the boats will move slowly downstream, fully illuminated turning around at Cookham Bridge & back to the pub for a meal.
Even if you don’t have a craft, I think this will be a great sight to watch & photograph. Each entry will be £10 & for more details or to enter, you can email Chris Taylor at email@example.com
Tomorrow, Friday 17th July is the start of Pennfest with a brilliant line up including Scouting For Girls, Razorlight, Jack Pack & Happy Mondays, to name a few. Some lucky people will be there all weekend – Camping is a popular way to make the most of festivals & glamping is even better…. WOW Tents are advertising on the Pennfest website, offering a great way to camp in style. I think these tents would even tempt me to “sleep rough” for a few days!
If you are not lucky enough to be off to Pennfest, check out the Events Calendar for other activities going on this week.
Falcon Beer Festival starts at 12pm on Friday 3rd July with music starting at 7.30pm & on Saturday afternoon there is a dog show…. & of course lots of ale & cider to try from all around the UK. This is always a great weekend so you should thoroughly enjoy it.
As we approach the end of the first month since the launch of the website, feedback has suggested that this has been a welcomed addition to the on-line community. It has been quite an exciting month & the support of all who have seen the website has been wonderful. Thank you to all have sent in events for the calendar, photos, personal profiles & articles. I hope you continue to enjoy the site & look forward to receiving those profiles from people who agreed to introduce themselves to the community on “Meet the Locals”! Please don’t forget that you can send in any news, events (happy or sad) or photos.
Thank you once again, you are all fab!
Those who attended “Let’s Rock The Moor” were lucky with the weather & the line-up this year.
Level 42, Hot Chocolate, The Selecter & Rick Astley were just some of the popular bands that delighted ticket holders as they sat in warm sunshine, listening to music & taking in the atmosphere. Sadly, though a few people have reported that VIP ticket holders were disappointed to find that there was no view of the stage or TV screens.
Proceeds from the event will go to Child Bereavement UK, Wooden Spoon & The Link Foundation.