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.


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




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!




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More about Risk Management Security & Courthouse Apartments in High Wycombe.

Risk Management Security is an SIA Approved Contractor for the provision of Security Guarding and Keyholding & Alarm Response Services.

Risk Management Security Services was established in 1976 by its current Chairman John Herring. John has over 50 years experience in the security industry and was the Divisional Head of Security in the Diamond Protection Division serving in Tanzania.

Operating from the Old Courthouse, previously the County Police Station in Buckinghamshire, Risk Management Security provides an extensive range of services incorporated within the provision of manned security services, mobile security patrols and the integration of multiple services to provide a complete security solution.

We have maintained a structured growth and achieved a portfolio of high profile customers from a wide range of industries who benefit from our expertise within the security services market. We have also developed a large portfolio within the domestic market.

Risk Management Security Services have a completely hands-on approach to the security service provided and takes pride in the fact that all directors and senior management have an active role in delivering high-quality security services. Our operations team adopts a pro-active approach to each assignment maintaining good relationships with both customers and security guards.

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Details from the RAF regarding today’s “Flypast”.

We are VERY excited to announce the aircraft you can expect to see in the #RAF100 flypast on 10 July.
In case you can’t join us on The Mall, check out the route the flypast will be taking to and from London.


These are some of the aircraft you can expect to see….


Embrace your counselling experience

I’m sharing this post as I am aware that many people have a fear of taking the first steps into counselling. Once you get started, you will wonder why you hadn’t started the process years ago. Take a look around my website, read the blog posts & view the Facebook page…. keeping your mind healthy is so important in helping you live a more contented life.


If you are not familiar with counselling, you may be thinking that your therapist will judge you & tell you what you must do or think. This is most definitely not the case.

We are here to support you as you process your thoughts & feelings, no matter what they are. Your therapist will only help you visit areas of your life that you want to look at, they would never push you into areas that you are not ready for or put ideas in your head.

I have had clients that come to see me expecting to be forced to discuss subjects that they really need to build up to. Please don’t put off taking your first steps into counselling with thoughts that this will be anything other than a calm, non-judgemental & safe place to help you find ways to cope with life. Also, remember that if you start to feel it’s all too much, we don’t have to do the full hour….. you can finish the session whenever you like.

Even if you think your problems aren’t severe enough for counselling, we are here to support you through anything & everything. And remember, online counselling means you are safe & comfortable in your own environment.
I hope you will make that first move & contact me, I’m here whenever you need me.

Email: kaye.townsend@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.emotionalsupportcounselling.com
Facebook page: @emotionalsupportcounselling

Look Back In Time – Now & Then part 6

Bourne End Station in 1921 compared with May 2018


Bourne End Station Looking Towards High Wycombe in 1910 compared with May 2018


Not the perfect angle – Children outside the school entrance in Wooburn Town in 1905 compared to May 2018


Furlong Road in Bourne end in 1911 compared to May 2018

Job Vacancy – Delivery Driver

Delivery Driver-Immediate start.

Mansfields in Little Marlow have a vacancy for a full time delivery driver. 5/6 days a week delivering to local restaurants. 5 am till 11:00 am

Excellent rate of pay to the right candidate.
Please telephone Jackie or Jason on 01628 471222 before 2pm Monday to Friday for more details.