This is a must! Go to http://www.bourneendcommunitycentre.org.uk & you will be able to take a look at 4 issues of Target magazine from 1966. See which shops, garages, builders & more, were advertising back then. Perhaps you attended some of the events advertised or you remember the various family names mentioned. I know it made me smile to see some of the adverts like Gaylors Garage, Clifford’s Dairies, Arthur Shortland Ltd, Launderama & Billinghurst & Sons Ltd. amongst many more. We even had 4 local Police Stations to call if needed. If you love local history, then this will keep you busy for hours.
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.
The 3rd Annual Bourne End Junior Craft Show is on Saturday 3rd October & is the brainchild of Sue & Amy Croall which started with crafts classes in Bourne End library during October 2012.
Amy, who loves to enter arts & crafts competitions realised along with her Mum Sue, that there was a need for regular classes & a competition, so after speaking with Inca at the Library, the organising began. The Bourne End Horticultural show generously offered their “Penny Walsh Cup” which is presented to the Judge’s Favourite entry each year. Read more…
Well done Deborah Ibbott, for her charity head shave today at the Recreation Ground in Bourne End, in aid of Breast Cancer Now.
A good turnout of supporters arrived to watch as Deborah (along with an alcoholic beverage) allowed her bright pink hair to be totally shaved off. Read more…
It’s been 3 weeks now since the telecoms box in Furlong Road was involved in a “collision” with a car on 29th July. Some of Bourne End’s residents are showing a humorous side during a very frustrating time with no internet access, by laying flowers & leaving messages. Read more…
Here is Hiccup – The winner of The Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition!
Thank you for all your entries & watch out for the announcement of the next competition on http://www.village-journal.co.uk
We have had some lovely local events lately including the Glorianna passing through Bourne End for the Magna Carta celebrations.
Tuesday was the opening of Cafe Thames in Oakfield Road, a much needed addition to the community in my opinion & on Tuesday evening, The Bounty played host to some Morris Dancing. (Thank you to Anne Jirsch for these amusing Morris Dancers!)
The annual Hedsor Club, Classic Car Show was a popular day out on Sunday with some beautiful photos being taken. An impressive variety of both British & American Classic cars were on display along with music, stalls & of course the Club bar.
On Thursday evening (25th June), Bourne End & Cookham and Langley & Iver Rotaracts are holding a fancy dress, Movie Quiz starting at 7.30pm at Burnham Park Hall. There are some fantastic raffle prizes including a boat trip, afternoon tea at the Compleat Angler, Odds Farm tickets, personal training, Tour of Pinewood Studios.
This weekend is the Bourne End Village Fete from 10am til 2pm at the Community Centre. There will be a BBQ, stalls, tombola & the Wakeman Road car park will be FREE! On the same day, the Riverside Fair, Riversdale is on from 12 til 4pm so you can visit both!
And coming up we have the Teddybear Parachute Jump at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday 28th June, Henley Royal Regatta starting 1st July & the Bourne End Sewing Bee on 23rd July.
Make sure you check the events calendar on a regular basis to avoid missing any of our wonderful local events.
I have been up at all hours trying to keep things organised behind the scenes & you may have received emails regarding your advertising at very odd hours! Thank you to all who have replied so far, your support is appreciated.
I’m sure you have noticed various articles appearing on Facebook, the announcement of the Poetry Competition winner & a constant flow of links to the business directory… if you have any thoughts on items you would like to see covered, please let me know.
Details of the next competition will be posted on Wednesday 15th June, it’s going to be Puppy Photos…Yaaayyyy!!! This will no doubt be very popular – so start hooking out your photos now!
Meanwhile, I still need you to send in a few words about how you arrived in Bourne End or Wooburn Green & what you do now. Come on, don’t be shy, putting a profile to the names we come across on Facebook is a great way to link the community together!
I hope to add an “Obituary” page in the next few weeks – It would be nice to have your thoughts on this…. In my mind, I think it would be nice to celebrate the lives of those in the community who have passed away & by making an announcement on here, you can also reach those people who have perhaps moved away or have lost contact.
Anyway, time to get on with other things… Kaye, x
The Past & Present Facebook group continues to be of great help to people with posts on lost pets, stolen tools & even a monocycle found!
It always amazes me how we are keen to make good use of the group by helping each other out with “real time” posts. Facebook is such a powerful tool for keeping us all connected at any time of the day & from anywhere, but if you are looking for a service, trade or product, the scrolling down the page can become rather tedious. So, take a look at the Business Directory on here you should find it much easier to find what you are looking for.
We have also introduced a gallery of recent photos of the locals doing what they do best, enjoying life! Take a look & see if you recognise anyone… perhaps even yourself!
If you have any questions, photos to submit or an advert to place, please contact me on email@example.com
Enjoy your weekend, Kaye.