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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

Have you taken a look at the “Meet The Locals” page yet?

Have you taken a look at the “Meet The Locals” page yet?
Gill Hoare has kindly written about her memories of growing up in Chalklands, including who lived at which number…. there are a few local names that you probably remember & some interesting facts like who had the first Television set & who had the first cars. (My granddad & Mr. Holiday!!)
My Dad, Raymond Townsend in his car outside no. 64, Chalklands.

My Dad, Raymond Townsend in his car outside no. 64, Chalklands.