Category Archives: Village Journal Jottings

Now & Then ~ Amazing Drawings Of The Rose & Crown Over The Years, Thanks To Willis Godley

I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Willis Godley who lives near what was, the Rose & Crown public house for many years. Mr Godley who is now 96 years old, had been a furniture designer in High Wycombe many years ago & used his amazing drawing skills to document the Rose & Crown during the years 1946 & 1965. Once he realised what we were doing with the Now & Then photos, he offered to show us his drawings & allow me to photograph them to share with you.

 

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Rose & Crown, Wooburn Green, 1946

 

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Rose & Crown, Wooburn Green, 1965

Thank you Mr. Godley, you have recorded a piece of history for us all to admire.

 

 

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Get Down To Higginson Park Now For Your FREE Photoshoot – No Appt. Needed

As we all often say about supporting our local small businesses, get down to Higginson Park in Marlow to Support Jake’s photoshoot. Take your family & friends too…. he’s not there all day so you need head off now. No appointments are needed.

Take your dog, kids, gran or bestie. You can also book your wedding photos too while you are there. Take advantage of chatting to a local talented photographer face to face.

 

 

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No Contract Advertising on the Bucks Village Journal

Take a look round the website & if you think your business would be useful to our followers, please get in touch.

Advertising is on offer at £15 per month & there are no long contracts. If you change your mind, just get in touch with a months notice.

If you have a jpg or pdf of your advert, just email me the details. If you don’t have an advert that is ready to list, I can make one for you for a one-off fee of £10… can’t say better than that!

 

Free Photoshoot This Weekend in Marlow

On Saturday 11th August at Higginson Park, Marlow, Jake Henderson Photography will be available for a free photo shoot opposite the children’s play area.

If you are in the park between 11.30am & 1.30pm, pop along with your children, partner, friends, mum & Dad, Grandmother or pet for a photo session.

A3 & A4 size prints will be available to purchase & a percentage of the fees will be donated to charity.

If you want to check Jake’s website to see the standard of his work, go to http://www.jakehendersonphotography.com, you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

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Free Photo Shoot in Marlow ~ Need your Feedback Please

Yesterday I posted a photo by Jake Henderson Photography which was pretty amazing, but Jake is a talented photographer who attends weddings, anniversaries, parties, baby showers & more.

So, after talking with him about a free photo shoot in Higginson Park, Marlow we wondered how many people would be interested in popping down for a professional photo. This could be a family shot, children, new baby, grandparents, 3/4/5 generations with a new baby, you & your dog or a group of friends.

No appointment necessary, just turn up & have your picture taken.

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The photos would appear on Jake’s website for you to view & purchase. This would probably take place in approx. 2 weeks, on a weekend.

I think this would be a great opportunity to get some beautiful photos…. so what do you think? Good Idea? We would really appreciate your thoughts on this.

Here’s a couple of examples of Jake’s work & his contact details are as follows: https://aqimage.com/ or
Facebook @jakehendersonphotography
Tel: 07713 022020

 

 

 

Local Photographer Gets Better & Better….

Local photographer Jake of Jake Henderson Photography has taken this excellent shot of a house fly which he hopes will appear in a wildlife magazine next month. He had been asking for opinions of this shot…… well, it’s incredible!

jake henderson photo of fly

You can contact Jake at http://www.JakeHendersonPhotography.com or via his Facebook page.

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BVJ Visitors…Thankyou!

I love looking at the stats for the website as this gives me a good indication on what is most popular/interesting to you all.

By the end of yesterday, bearing in mind I didn’t post about the old railway line until the evening, there were 309 visitors to the website by midnight! This gives me the feedback I need to be sure I’m publishing things of interest to local people.

It’s hard sitting here tapping away & not knowing if people will enjoy what they read, so to see so many comments, shares & likes helps me keep motivated to do more.

As you may have noticed, I had been asking if someone would like to take the Journal over from me, I was starting to feel disheartened along with trying to build up my counselling practice. But last night you all made me feel useful again!

Thankyou to Anna Day who keeps me focused & to all of you for helping keep our memories going 🙂

Kaye, x

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The Old Railway Line Memories ~ Bourne End to Wooburn

A couple of weeks ago I was taking photos of the Cores End area for the “Now & Then” series of pictures. As we walked by the footpath that leads up behind Willows Road, I couldn’t resist taking a look at the old railway line where I spent a lot of my spare time as a child/teenager with my friends.

It has been years since I wondered along those paths, sat old the old fallen tree near the public footpath & walked towards Wooburn along the railway line. Back then there were mounds of earth & stones that had been heaped up every so often. Back in the 70’s we rode our bikes over these mounds & then progressed to riding our motorbikes over them.

I was so disappointed that the fallen tree trunk had gone, obviously after 40 years it had rotted away but in my mind it would be there forever! The track which had been wide & open is now overgrown & narrow. You can still see the old concrete fence posts about 10ft either side from the current path. Back then as I walked from Willows Road & onto the track, I could see the main road quite clearly across the field of horses from the path, as I walked along to meet my friend Carol who would be coming towards me from Stratford drive, but now all you see is shrubs & trees. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful place to walk but it’s interesting how your memories can stand still in time if you don’t see the changes actually happening.

For those of you like me, who haven’t ventured along the track for many years I took some photos. Go & take a look…It’s a very pretty walk.

The end of the public footpath.

The end of the public footpath.

 

The area where the fallen tree used to be.

The area where the fallen tree used to be.

Slate Meadow is on your right

Slate Meadow is on your right

 

The path looking towards Wooburn

The path looking towards Wooburn

Look Back In Time – Now & Then ~ More Cores End

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The Heart in Hand & The Prince of Wales public House in Cores End Road – Sadly no date compared to No Heart in Hand or Prince of Wales – July 2018

 

No Contract Advertising on the Bucks Village Journal.

Take a look round the website & if you think your business would be useful to our followers, please get in touch.

Advertising is on offer at £15 per month & there are no long contracts. If you change your mind, just get in touch with a months notice.

If you have a jpg or pdf of your advert, just email me the details. If you don’t have an advert that is ready to list, I can make one for you for a one off fee of £10… can’t say better than that!