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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

DSC_0005-001 Wendover Road

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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Please spread the word!

With the possibility of a new local history group, Roger needs to hear from more people who may be interested before going ahead. Please let your friends & family now & get in touch on the email address below. Thanks.


Competition in the planning!

I’m thinking of launching another competition but would appreciate any suggestions. The last one was a while ago & featured dogs with the most votes. What would you like to see this time round?

Thanks, Kaye.


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



Important meeting regarding the “Don’t Destroy Bourne End” campaign – 11th July

There is a meeting being organised at Bourne End Community Centre on 11th July at 8pm.
The announcement on Facebook is described as “Sharing info & rallying troops”.  If you can, go along to the meeting to learn about the situation & support the people who are fighting our corner.

The description on facebook is as follows:
Please join us for discussion of the proposals and collating all the gathered information at that point. Making a plan of action for opposition and how we can fight these proposals which will destroy the village as we know it.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting so please do come along and get involved. However, please be aware that the aim of this meeting is to be productive, share (public) information and to hopefully get more people to actively join in the campaign. We are limited on time and space so won’t be able to spend too much time just loudly discussing how much we individually are upset about it. We know none of us are happy about the proposal but now is the time to focus on fighting it.

For the meeting I am looking for the following volunteers.

– Someone with PA or secretarial skills who will be able to take minutes

– Someone who will have attended the 8th July meeting who is confident to speak and share to the rest of the people at the meeting

– People who are going to be willing to put themselves forward to join the liaison group. We are looking for professionals and experienced persons in all sorts of fields including lawyers, Drs, teachers, environmental fields, planning consultants, fundraisers and many many more.

Sounds like there is going to be a good turn out so please try to arrive promptly and if we run short of chairs please offer to those that need them most. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you there, Penny Drayton.

There is also a small blog page at whatisallthatabout.com called “Save Hollands Farm”,  offering information on the proposal & implications.
Save our greenbelt land

Save our greenbelt land

Centre Talks – Ken Townsend “From Spade Oak to Cookham Bridge”


Upper Thames Sailing Club


The Thames

At Bourne End Community Centre tonight, Ken will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of the River Thames – From Spade Oak to Cookham Bridge. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end & if you have any items of interest, please bring them down.

Last year Ken’s talk on the history of the local pubs was hugely successful & I’m sure this will be too. So, if you would like to learn about the history of your village, this is a talk full of facts & interesting information.


Memorial Page


I am planning on adding a memorial page to the website, a place to share the life stories of our beloved family, friends & neighbours who have sadly passed.  There is no time limit so if you lost a loved one recently, 5 years ago or 15 years ago, please still send in their story.

If would like to share your memories or tell their story, please email me at villagejournal@btinternet.com ….. thankyou, Kaye.

Mystery Month – Hedsor Road Haunting


Unexplainable pounding on the walls & windows

A local resident sent in this story of a ghost that usually caused a problem in East Ridge but had followed a friend to his house in Hedsor Road.

“A friend of mine lived in East Ridge for many years, he claimed he had a poltergeist & both his mother & sister confirmed this. He had first mentioned the ghost approx.10 years before but I hadn’t taken it seriously until one day I experienced what could only be described as weird.

We were college students at the time & that night my parents were out so my friend stayed the night. I lived in Hedsor Road and had never experienced any ghostly activity in my house at all & never again after this night.

After an hour or so of being home we heard slight dull drumming sounds coming from all around the house, my friend said “He’s here… I can sense it” (I was still not believing him at this point). The sound became louder it was as if someone was pounding the windows here and there all around the house, not hard but unexplainable as it was upstairs as well. Then the rooms became really cold & although you could not see your breath, it felt cold enough that you should.

I turned the fan heater on in my room on full but this made no difference to the room temperature. After a while it died down and things returned to normal, it was pretty scary. Since then, nothing else happened at my house ever again, he still says it goes on at his mother’s house in East Ridge but not so often now.

If you here of any other related stuff from that part of Bourne End, I’d love to know. My friend believes the activity is due to the area being built above Roman graves. ” 

If you have had a similar experience, please contact me at villagejournal@btinternet.com

Thanks, Kaye.

Post Boxes Broken Into

British red post box, isolated on a white background

Post may have been stolen in the early hours of Sunday morning (21st June) by someone who is thought to have used a sledgehammer to smash open various post boxes around the area.

The incidents are reported to have happened in the following areas:

  • Switchback Road North in Pinkneys Green
  • Westwood Green, Cookham
  • Hawthorn Lane, Slough
  • Littleworth Road, Slough
  • Hedsor Hill Top, Bourne End
  • Hedsor Hill Bottom, Bourne End
  • Camden Road, Maidenhead
  • Waltham Vicarage, White Waltham
  • Church Hill, White Waltham

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information. If you have seen anyone acting suspiciously, please contact Thames Valley Police with any information which may assist the investigation. You should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or the Royal Mail customer service number on 03457 740 740.