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BECCMARK April Newsletter

BECCMARK April Newsletter from Alison Smith

By the time you are reading this, we will have changed the clocks and the evenings will be lighter, spring flowers are making a welcome appearance and I’ve just spotted a large bumble bee and colourful butterfly in my garden Read more…

An Appeal to Help Find Relatives of Two Wooburn Green Soldiers

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is appealing for relatives of two Wooburn Green soldiers who will soon be commemorated by the organisation.
Sapper Charles Alexander John East and Private Frederick William Godfrey, both died in the UK due to illness or injuries sustained during their active service in the First World War. However, the CWGC were never informed of their deaths and were therefore not commemorated as war dead.
Sapper East, of the Royal Engineers, was 40 years old when he died on November 27, 1918. His was married to Eliza East of Ferry Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. He was the son of William and Eliza Ann East.
Private Godfrey, of the Hampshire Regiment, was 39 years old when he died on November 24, 1918. He was married to Florence Henrietta Godfrey and they lived in Wooburn Green.
The CWGC would like to find their relatives as they may wish to know they are to be commemorated and will receive a CWGC headstone in their honour.
Samantha Daynes, Media Manager for UK Operations at the CWGC, said: “Both men died whilst serving their country and whilst we weren’t alerted to their death at the time, we now recognise them as war dead.
“Whether our men and women who served during both World Wars died on the battlefields far from home, or back on British soil, they must all be remembered.
“We would love to be able to find the family of these two soldiers.”


If you are a direct relative of either Charles or Frederick, please contact the CWGC by emailing enquiries@cwgc.org , with your name and details of relationship. or if
 you prefer you may contact us instead at jkgurney@tiscali.co.uk

Our Advertising Rates are Still at 2016 Prices

Our advertising rates have not gone up this year, so get your advert booked in at 2016 prices – £20 per month or 6 months for the price of 5.

Ads are shared all over facebook, twitter &  in our advertising gallery along with being placed in the Business Directory pages.

Email: villagejournal@btinternet.com

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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.

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

Thanks, Kaye

Your Local Spooky Stories Needed!

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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….

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If you have the time to spare, volunteer work is very satisfying & whatever skills you may have will always be valuable & helpful to someone.

I worked as a volunteer counsellor for over 4 years, seeing up to 8 clients per week. Some of these clients only needed help for a few weeks & some for much longer. Imagine the difference that having access to the right help has made to the people involved.  

If you feel this is the right path for you, think of the ways you could help & then contact local companies or charities for details on how to sign up.

Meanwhile, here are a few positions you could consider:

Bourne End Junior Sports Club ~ Contact the BEJSC office – 01628 528110

St. Dunstan’s Church, Bourne End ~ Help needed between 7th November & 16th December – Charity Christmas Card Organiser.

Bourne End Community Library ~ Events Manager – Contact Inka D’Agostino by emailing –  jdagostino@buckscc.gov.uk or popping into the library.

Wye Valley Volunteers ~ A number of different roles are required. For more details call 01628 521027 or pop into the Community Volunteer Office, Wakeman Road (to the left of the Community Centre).

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

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