Look Back In Time -Now & Then ~ Part 5

St. Mark’s Church in 1905 compared to 20th May 2018

 

Cores End crossing in 1969/70 compared to 20th May 2018

 

Hedsor Road, cottages to the left of the Walnut Tree in 1930’s compared to 20th May 2018

 

Red Lion, Hedsor Rd in 1920’s compared to 20th May 2018

 

From train station looking towards Penny’s Corner in 1920 compared to 20th May 2018

 

 

Look Back In Time -Now & Then ~ Part 4

This time a walk around The Green.

Leaving Wooburn Green on Wycombe Lane Road in 1905 compared to 16th May 2018

 

Red Lion Public House in 1920’s compared to 16th May 2018

 

Leaving The Green Towards Wooburn Town in 1938 compared to 16th May 2018

 

Looking Towards The Green in 1938 compared to 16th May 2018

 

Looking towards The Queen & Albert – No date compared to 16th May 2018

 

 

 

Look Back In Time -Now & Then ~ Part 3

Here we go with part 3!

Royalty Cinema opened in 1934 compared to 7th May 2018

 

The Parade in Bourne End in 1920’s compared to 8th May 2018

 

Hedsor Road, just up from the Garibaldi pub compared to 10th May 2018

 

Hedsor Road 1910 compared to 10th May 2018

 

The Parade in Bourne End in 1980’s compared to 8th May 2018

 

 

Look Back In Time -Now & Then ~ Part 2

Here are a few more to keep you going!

Glory Mill in 1910 compared with 7th May 2018

 

The Walnut Tree in 1905 compared to 10th May 2018

 

Sadly no date for this compared to 10th May 2018

 

Penny’s Corner in late 1970’s compared to 7th May 2018

 

The White House in late 1970’s compared to 7th May 2018

 

 

 

Look Back In Time -Now & Then

With the idea of showing how the area has changed, Anna & I spent time photographing certain parts so you could see the comparison between now & “back in the day”.

All old photos are courtesy of “The Way It Was” series of books which you have probably seen but we wanted to put together the now & then so you can see some of the small details that have lasted over the years or have perhaps been added, not to mention buildings that have disappeared altogether.

To get us started here is a couple from Well End & through the village but will also share photos of other parts of Bourne End & into Wooburn Green.

We tried to stand in the same position as the original photographer to capture the difference over the years but as you can appreciate some of the angles would mean standing on a busy road, so we have tried to re-create the view as best we can.

Although it was a beautiful sunny day we have changed the photos in black & white. We will share the photos over the next week or so. See how many original features you can spot & which buildings are still present along with how small trees have grown into mighty oaks!

Hope you enjoy taking a look…. Kaye & Anna (Day)

 

The ford in Abbotsbrook in 1920’s/1930’s compared to 7th May 2018

 

The Black Lion, Well End in the 1930’s compared to 7th May 2018

 

Wargrave House / Chemist’s Shop in approx. 1920 compared to 7th May 2018

 

Colliass’ shop at Christmas late 1920’s compared to 7th May 2018

 

Shops on the corner of Wharf Lane in approx. 1910 compared with 7th May 2018

 

 

 

Bucks Family History Society – Exploring Churchyards – 8th May at Bourne End Community Centre

This looks interesting, on tomorrow night (8th May)…

BucksFHS Exploring Churchyards, The Lost Language of Headstones

Many of us wander around churchyards and cemeteries, tracing family members or just out of interest. This illustrated talk by Kevin Varty explores the sometimes hidden meanings of the symbols which are often carved into the headstones, revealing a lost language from the past. The talk also shows how these symbols have been used by the funeral business, especially during Victorian times.

This is what we’ll lose if we can’t Save Slate Meadow

Just think about what we will lose & how we will cope with the extra people using our facilities, roads, schools etc. If you don’t know where to start, read some of the other objections first to help you put your thoughts into action.

Please go to the Wycombe District website & share your objections however small (or big!)… time is running out.

Please take the time to write your objections!!! – “Save Slate Meadow” Needs Your Help Urgently

We are running out of time to save our beautiful Slate Meadow

The Bucks Village Journal

!! SAVE SLATE MEADOW !!

๐Ÿž ๐Ÿฆ†โ˜˜๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿ๐ŸฆŠ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‡ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸฆŽ ๐Ÿ•Š ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿฆ— ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฆ” ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ

We will lose all this wildlife ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I must admit I have left it a little late myself thinking I would find it too confusing & that I wouldnโ€™t know what to write to sound like I was making an โ€œintelligentโ€ objection. But I decided anything is better than nothingโ€ฆ yes i did ramble on but hey, canโ€™t do any harm!

To make it easier, write your objection via the public access โ€“ follow these options as I went round in circles to start with trying to find the right page to make my objection ๐Ÿ™‚

The details are filled in for you so you just need to write a reason for your objection, so please giveโ€ฆ

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Wotton Underwood Village Fรชte – 26th May

Wotton Underwood Village Fรชte
At Wotton House, nr Brill HP18 0SB

Saturday 26th May 2018

FUN DOG SHOW

Show starts 2.30pm. Entries accepted from 2pm
Entry ยฃ2 per class. Rosettes and prizes in kind to 3rd place

Classes:

โ€ข Most handsome dog
โ€ข Prettiest bitch
โ€ข Veteran โ€“ 8 years and over
โ€ข Best 57 varieties dog โ€“ most crossed crossbred
โ€ข Best child handler (under 12 yrs)
โ€ข Irish Pair โ€“ most unlikely combination โ€“ make up on the day!
โ€ข Musical Mats
โ€ข Dog the judge would most like to take home –
for dogs which have not won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd rosette

For more information: 01296 651961, or 07713 158659

Wotton Underwood Village Fete

ยฃ3 per person ยฃ2 concession Children U12 go free
Free Parking

The Wotton Underwood Village Fete is held bi-annually on the grounds of Wotton House, with the kind permission of David Gladstone. Wotton House is an incredible Grade 1 listed Manor house in the English Baroque style dating back to the 18th Century, with grounds landscaped in the early 1800โ€™s by Capability Brown. We are extremely lucky to be able to host the fete here in such an incredible and historic setting! The fete is a charitable cause in aid of the village Church which features in the Domesday Book of 1086!

The fete has been created to be a fabulous family day out with something for everyone. From tours of the fabulous Wotton House itself (additional charge), Childrenโ€™s games, livestock on show, a Dog Show (so please donโ€™t leave Fido at home!!), a festival of โ€˜Celebrationโ€™ in flowers in the Church, food by ex-Michelin Star Chef Phillip Britten and drinks in the Bar Box (a great new concept for drinks)! There will be Live music, a Tombolo, a Raffle with loads of prizes and a main cash prize of ยฃ100!!

Also available on sale will be local produce, teas and cakes, ice-creams, bric-a-brac, and plants.
With the setting described above and all of the activities taking place, there is no-where you should rather be!!
Map
https://goo.gl/maps/KWTvuN9bEpL2

Contact: Mrs Rayne Botha – 07823390213 – Rayne.cai@gmail.com

Please take the time to write your objections!!! – “Save Slate Meadow” Needs Your Help Urgently

!! SAVE SLATE MEADOW !!

๐Ÿž ๐Ÿฆ†โ˜˜๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿ๐ŸฆŠ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‡ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸฆŽ ๐Ÿ•Š ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿฆ— ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฆ” ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ

We will lose all this wildlife ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I must admit I have left it a little late myself thinking I would find it too confusing & that I wouldn’t know what to write to sound like I was making an “intelligent” objection. But I decided anything is better than nothing… yes i did ramble on but hey, can’t do any harm!

To make it easier, write your objection via the public access – follow these options as I went round in circles to start with trying to find the right page to make my objection ๐Ÿ™‚

The details are filled in for you so you just need to write a reason for your objection, so please give it a go!
~ Go toย  Wycombe District Council – Planning and building control – Planning applications – Public Access (hope this helps & it’s not too late).

 

Wonderful Photo by Nathan Stone

Reminder of some recommended local businesses

Use your local businesses…. it’s important to support the people that offer products & services that we take for granted.

 

Bookkeeper

 

Important Change to Email Address

After weeks of problems with the original email address, I have decided to completely remove it.

Please would you now use kaye.townsend@btinternet.com & that way I can be sure I am receiving all emails. Meanwhile, if you have tried to contact me & had no response, I apologise & ask that you try again with the new email address.

Thanks, Kaye.

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Bourne End Rox – A new Bourne End group for local Children

Pebble & rock painting is becoming a popular way to tap into your kids creative talents as well as getting them outside to hide & hunt for other painted rocks. The idea is so simple & couldn’t be a cheaper way to entertain the children…. & adults enjoy getting in on the act too. Various groups have popped up on Facebook but we now have our own Bourne End group, Bourne End Rox. The group has been set up by local children Leon & Summer, under the supervision of their Mum Kelly & are will be hiding their first batch of wonderful painted rocks today. Keep an eye out for them, it’s such a lovely simple idea… to make you smile.

The Facebook page has the following description so you know what to do…..

Good morning everyone โ˜บ๏ธ my lovely Children Leon and Summer decided that they wanted to create Bourne Endโ€™s very own rock finding page โ€˜Bourne End Roxโ€™ so during the wet weather of the Easter holidays we have been painting pebbles from the Riverside to hide around Bourne End and make people smile. When you find one of โ€˜Bourne End Roxโ€™ can you please post a picture on here for me to show Leon and Summer and then re-hide it for someone else to find ๐Ÿค— we will be hiding a batch today and will continue to make regular Rock drops. Keep your eyes open!

Have fun & perhaps send a few pictures in for the Bucks Village Journal to show, have fun!

 

Continuing with Gill’s Memories of Bourne End

Here is Gill’s latest jottings of her memories in & around Bourne End… enjoy!

Right! Ready to continue our walk around Bourne End? Let’s go!

Furlong Road was the last walk and having gone past the well remembered Jacksons Mill…wait…where is the bus shelter that sat on the roughly triangular green…where and when did that go? Across the road, now an Antiques Shop, was The Crossing Stores, sweets, groceries all things useful, presided over by a lady called Joan, a must go to from Jacksons office.

Next the railway line…cut no doubt by Dr Beeching…always busy between Bourne End and Wycombe, the big gates that were closed manually when a train was due to pass, by the railway man in the little hut and opened again when all was clear. So across we go and on the right New Road. Just up New road on the left hand side was the Red Cross Hut. I remember joining and on Saturday afternoon we used to meet – had great fun bandaging people up and each November a very important date was Remembrance Sunday and, dressed in our Red Cross Uniform, we marched to Wooburn Green to take part in the service at the Cenotaph.

A few steps along the main road was a fish and chip shop (Harley’s) very convenient for a bag of chips following a visit to the Cinema, it later morphed into Bourne House Restaurant and right next door the Telephone Exchange.

The Telephone Exchange always ways seemed a huge, imposing building and a great mystery. I guess back in the ’50’s not too many folk had a telephone – so what a joy when I worked at Jacksons and I learned to operate the switchboard! A 10 + 50 which meant ten outside lines to the exchange and 50 internal extensions, vast in those days and back then not automated – people picked up the phone and asked me to get a company, I had to look up the number, ask the exchange to get the number wait on the line till the call was answered, get the right person on the line, then announce to my caller. How things have improved since then!

I loved it and so enjoyed working the break times, lunch hour cover and Saturday mornings on the switchboard. I remember a few people from the office were invited over to the Telephone Exchange some time in the early ’60’s to see life from the other side of the fence. That was brilliant meeting the “number please ladies” and understanding how the next stage worked. I have never forgotten it!

Highfield Road next on the right some of the original houses in Bourne End. The left hand side of the road was allotments and railway land before a very few private houses. On the left hand corner where Penny’s Corner is now was a row of old cottages.

Where St.Dunstans Church now stands, the Community Centre and the Library was all spare land….it has all been there many years but not as the Bourne End when we were children. That area plus the bungalows for the older people and the vast area that is filled with Council Housing was all “The Field” used once or twice a year for when the fair came to Bourne End or for Bonfire Night with an enormous bonfire!

The now defunct Lloyds Bank building stood on the corner (I wonder what that will become?)

Next was the small Parade of shops including Louise Ladies Hairdresser where the lovely Jean Peasley worked, Babette the shop for ladies needs, Edward Gray Estate Agents. A Dry Cleaners, Donald’s the sweet shop and the very important Royalty Cinema (beloved by teenagers in Bourne End,)

Now the Royalty Cinema, I could write a book ……..but perhaps not now. The Cinema closed in 1959. Used to go there in the front three rows. – reserved for kids – on a Saturday afternoon, where, for your nine pence (9d) you’ve got a big film, small film, Pathe News and any number of advertisements…good value eh?

I forget at what age the admission went up to one shilling and sixpence but being old enough to pay that, at about 13, also meant we could change to Friday nights, still in the front three rows but it did mean we were also old enough to have a boyfriend to sit and hold hands with during the film – it gave the usherettes extra work to do keeping order! Then when the film was over we all went to the chip shop to finish the evening!!

Such a shame when the Cinema closed there was not much else to do in Bourne End and certainly not many of us had televisions to watch. The Cinema then became Townsends Furniture Shop so, funny really, we who spent so many hours in the Cinema came back to spend our money in the furniture shop to set up home….the wheels turn!

Across from the Cinema Bourne End Motors and behind that The Regent Cafe, oh joy! Complete with a juke box, the first one in Bourne End, we learned to make a drink last for hours to listen to the latest hits!

Then “The Field” right along to where Tesco is now where the Police Station was. Yes Bourne End had a police station with P.C Dennis and P.C. Claridge very much in control of what went on!

So good people of Bourne End that completes my tour around the village from a few years ago….people come and go, shops change, but memories stay with us and how good it is to be able to think about life as it was back then.

Gill Hoare

Facebook Group ~ Bucks Rocks

I became aware today of a Facebook Group called Bucks Rocks. I had been painting rocks to brighten my garden but after sharing Caitlin’s story, “Caitlin Rocks” & joining this group combined with seeing local photos of Nickartstherapy rocks, I think I will start hiding them.

Bucks Rocks describe them as kindness rocks & people seem to be having a lot of fun both painting & hiding rocks, & finding them. It is a very therapeutic hobby & a great way to entertain the kids too. I hope to get my granddaughters involved with painting, hiding & finding.

Let me know if you find any by sending a photo in to bucksvillagejournal@btinternet.com ~ Happy hunting!