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To All Businesses – Special Offer for 24 hrs… Free Paintballing Tickets!

Full day of paintballing for two people!

The first business to arrange 1 year of advertising with the Bucks Village Journal in the next 24 hours will get 2 tickets for a full day of paintballing fun!

(that’s 12 months for the price of 10)

 

All you need to do is email a jpeg/pdf of your artwork to bucksvillagejournal@btinternet.com & I can add it immediately.

No contracts to sign, just one invoice to pay.

With our business advertising, your ad won’t just sit on the website – there is a Business gallery at the side of the page so you are always on view, Business advertising quick view page, Business directory & we also share on a regular basis via flyers, twitter, monthly newsletters, LinkedIn & Facebook.

The Bucks Village Journal is rapidly growing, so don’t miss out, get in touch today!

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Conditions: 

Offer is on until 3pm Monday 19th February

Free tickets for two people for paint balling, for the first person to book one year of advertising at £30 per month  but you do get 12 months for the price of 10.

Payment of £300 to be paid within 5 days of booking/receipt of Invoice.

Advert to be supplied as a jpeg/pdf

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Advertising is £30 per month with regular offers for booking for 12 months, at the moment if you pay the total when you ad goes live, you can get 12 months for the price of 10 – A whole year of advertising for £300!

Examples below or take a look at the Business Directory or Business Advertising Quick View.

  

 

 

 

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Did you know we have a 24 hour gym in Bourne End?

Aaron gym joint.pub revised

You can also follow Aaron on the Gym Joint Facebook page where he shares videos & lots of great information on nutrition. Don’t forget to mention you heard about it here at the “Bucks Village Journal”.

https://www.facebook.com/thegymjointbourneend/

Green Dragon Opening Night – Flackwell Heath

The Green Dragon is under new management & tonight is the grand opening. Kathryn & Laura will be welcoming you all with nibbles, fizz & live music by Close To The Coast.

 

Gill’s Bourne End Village Memories Continued

Gill Hoare’s last description of Bourne End Village as it was when she was a child, went down enormously well. Below, Gill has very kindly sent in another  taking us a little further around the village. Thank you Gill, I know this will be of great interest just as your first article was.

Well Bourne End people…are you all ready to continue our jaunt around the village?

We got as far as the old Doctors Surgery, which, my long time friend David Birch reminds me, was called St Edmunds. I cannot remember there being any buildings past there – a lot of gardens lurked behind big hedges along the road till the corner where the Chemist is, and always has been a Chemist in my memory. The adjoining building, now the estate agents has always been an office of some kind.

Cross over Wharf Lane and heading in the direction of Bourne End Station a lot of high hedges hid a dwelling, all dark and mysterious..the sort of place you ran past very quickly! Of course it might well not have been as scary as it seemed!

The first part of Station Road on the right hand side was, as Roger Taplin (an ex Chalklands man) reminds me, a stable yard which was immediately before The Firefly which in a former life was named The Railway Hotel.

The Firefly could tell a few tales! I worked in Jacksons Office in Furlong Road and the pub was the nearest hostelry and it would have seen a vast number of celebrations of Jacksons staff – especially the much enjoyed Christmas Eve celebrations! Enough said!

Opposite the Firefly were some small shops. The first a Newsagent, then Websters the coal office and a tiny, tiny shop next to the railway line Mrs Dunhams Wool Shop where ardent knitters could choose a pattern for a jumper, or whatever, and the kind lady would keep the wool to be bought as and when needed or indeed be afforded.

Over the railway lines…that was when the train journeyed from Bourne End to High Wycombe…yes Bourne End was well catered for with travel to High Wycombe and Marlow – courtesy of the Marlow Donkey and to Maidenhead, and a single decker bus between Bourne End and Marlow. Bourne End was a central hub with trains and buses to the three main places. I used the train to Marlow when I was courting my husband and the Station Master, who’s name escapes me, had a hobby of making wedding cakes, and, yes, he made a three tier wedding cake for John and I in 1967!!!

Next to the Station was a sweet shop and opposite in the tiny place which was later an antique shop, was Mr Dabbs the greengrocer. Then where the Orchard Surgery is now was the home of Dr Selborne Bailey and next to that St Marks Church.

Opposite St Marks was Hall and North the grocers and wine shop. Roger Taplin tells me his Dad was Manager there at some point. I can not think the Wine Shop had a lot of business in those days but the grocery section was well used my Mum used to go there each Monday afternoon to place an order and pay for same at the cash desk! In later years when my brother and I had left school and gone to work she worked there! I remember her telling us that one afternoon a very well dressed gentleman went into the wine shop, he was so polite and purchased any amount of bottles which my Mum carried out to his car for him while he wrote a cheque for his purchases. Guess what..the cheque bounced and he was never seen again!! Who would have thought it??!!

Where Alfred Court is now was the Bourne End School. It had been there long enough for both my Grandfather and later on my Mum to have been there and then it was my turn!

I started there at five and my teacher was Miss Dodds the building was very old and as such boasted an outside block of bucket toilets! This was replaced by a new toilet block and even rows of wash basins built during the summer break one year..great rejoicing!!

Year two class presided over by Mrs Beeson had a huge open fire in the classroom – no Health and Safety back then – and in the winter the regulation daily bottles of milk were put to warm in front of the blazing fire – the very thought still makes me shudder!!

Each day morning break time was not complete without a currant bun. Children brought into school one penny and whoever was “bun monitor” collected the coins and went across the road to Spindlers the bakers to order the buns. I loved being “bun monitor” quite an important job!! Back then we left the junior school at 11 to go to senior school. In previous years in my Grandfathers time, they left school aged 12 to start work.

Mr GJ Drewett was the Headmaster and he used to read out loud from a book..but I always remember it being the same book “Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling and he used to fall asleep whilst reading – not that the class took advantage of course!!

All good things to reflect on, tales to tell, school friends well remembered and some friendships still strong today.

Directly opposite the School was a Garage, and next to it the Spindlers Bakery with Ruth in charge of the shop. How sad that some of the lovely shops disappear.

Gill Hoare

 

 

Nudge them my way!

As much as I love producing the “Bucks Village Journal”, it does cost money to run & is funded by me, it also swallows up most of my spare time. Any money raised from advertising goes straight back into the website. So, if you know or hear of anyone who has news, stories, memories etc. to share or maybe interested in advertising on here, please nudge them in my direction.

You can contact me at bucksvillagejournal@btinternet.com

Thanks for all your support to date, it is greatly appreciated, Kaye.

 

**WANTED – JUNIOR ROCKSTARS **

**WANTED – JUNIOR ROCKSTARS !!**

Exciting Rock & Pop After School Clubs for Kids & Teens in Bourne End !!!

Every week, we teach children aged 7-18 to sing and play guitar, bass & drums – and then perform as a band.
All ability levels welcome, from first-timers to experienced.

TRY A FREE TASTER SESSION
http://bucks.therockproject.com/contact-us/?reason=taster
Fun guaranteed !!

http://www.bucks.therockproject.com
bucks@therockproject.com
Tel: 07545 828590

 

 

A sample of some of our health & fitness, local businessess.

If you are still wondering what is the best option for you in your bid to improve your health this year, how about one of these suggestions….

Gym & Personal Trainer

 

Pilates Classes

 

Cambridge Weight Plan

 

Update on Recent U3A Meeting – Bourne End

An enthusiastic meeting in January attended by around 250 retired and semi-retired people voted to set up a new U3A (University of the Third Age) for Bourne End & District (including Flackwell Heath and Wooburn).

The inaugural meeting takes place on Tuesday March 27 when people are invited to join with others to set up interest groups. These might be theatre trips or German, walking or art, Mah Jong or history or dozens more options.

It takes place at 2pm at the Community Centre, Wakefield Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX.

Email: u3abourneend@gmail.com for more details.

 

 

BECCMARK Newsletter January 2018

BECCMARK Newsletter

Hello from the BECCMARK team. Well, the first month of the year has now gone and we look forward to February. Although this can be another cold month there is hope on the horizon of better things to come. The bulbs in the garden are coming through at an alarming rate and we have a few things to look forward to. Firstly there is Shove Tuesday (13th). Pancakes traditionally eaten on this day normally make a change from the diet food that we have all put ourselves on in January! Although normally eaten with lemon and sugar you can also make them savoury with a lovely cheese sauce and if you want something special Owen will have just the cheese for you. Of course our food stall holders can provide free range eggs either from Rosie or Karen and if you would prefer to keep them sweet also jams from Karen or Jan and Jean.

Following hot on the foot is Valentine’s Day. This is where the rest of our stall holders come in with beautiful cards and something special for the lady/man in your life. Better than a box of chocolates (the diet must go on after pancakes!).

Although not until March the 11th, Mothering Sunday is also on the horizon and I have always thought a present that has been carefully thought about is true to the day. We have such a diverse amount of gift ideas and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BECCMARK will be at the Bourne End Library on the following dates during 2018 :-

February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th

For further information please visit http://www.beccmark.co.uk or call 07989716635 or emailrosiehagan@me.com. You will also find us on Facebook.

 

 

 

Baby & Toddler Photo Competition ends Sunday 28th

Don’t leave your entries until the last minute, you need likes/votes to win the “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” prize…. time is running out!

Enter your photos today!

 

Read About Gill’s Memories of Bourne End, 60 years Ago.

Gill Hoare has kindly written a glimpse into her memories of the village when she was a child, around 60 years ago.

Thankyou Gill, I know people will enjoy the read.

Take a walk with me to remember (or, for the new Bourne Enders, to find out) exactly how the village used to look some 60 odd years ago, who were the main players, and just where all the shops were and how the village worked!

Let us start on the Marlow Road at the bottom of Blind Lane where Cressington Place Estate is built – much to the horror of villagers – on The Water Cress Beds – the ever gurgling and bubbling beds that had been there goodness know how long.

The garage is a newish acquisition – the “new build” office block was home to a Solicitors office and others but no longer around. The new retirement complex seems to be where both the Billinghursts Builders yard and the Billinghurst family home were.

The new Co-op on the corner replaced Mr Whites “Corner Shop” selling ice cream, fizzy pop, sweets etc. Sundays in the summer was not complete without a block of vanilla ice cream for pudding – it used to be my task to go and buy it (for 1/-, 5 pence in today’s money) just before the Sunday lunch was served as not many people had a fridge in those days! The ice cream was indeed a treat and always looked forward to on a Sunday! I remember getting into trouble one day while on the ice cream run – on the way home clutching the ice cream, I met a boy who I got talking to for rather longer than I should, and on arriving home clutching a sodden mass found my lunch, cold, on the table and no one talking to me as the pudding was ruined!! Read more…

More Baby photos Needed for Competition!

Come on, send in those photos to win a “Traditional Afternoon Tea” for two… I thought you loved to share your baby pics!

Go to the Facebook page…to the pinned post at the top & enter or vote/like for your favourite photo.

https://www.facebook.com/kaye.bucksvillagejournal/

    

Give Your Business a New Year Boost with Bucks Village Journal Advertising

If you are interested in business advertising, your ad won’t just sit on the website – there is a business gallery, business directory & we also share on a regular basis via flyers, twitter, monthly newsletters, LinkedIn & Facebook.

The Bucks Village Journal is rapidly growing, so don’t miss out, get in touch today.

All you need to do is email a jpeg/pdf of your artwork to bucksvillagejournal@btinternet.com & I can add it immediately. No contracts to sign, just a monthly invoice to pay.

Advertising is £30 per month with regular offers for booking for 12 months, at the moment if you pay the total when you ad goes live, you can get 12 months for the price of 10 – A whole year of advertising for just one payment of £300

Bourne End & District U3A Launch Meeting – 23rd January

Keep this in your diary!

Bourne End & District U3A Launch Meeting

When: Tuesday 23rd January, 2pm
Where: Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX

Owing to popular interest a new U3A branch is being launched, to run alongside busy groups in Marlow, High Wycombe and elsewhere. It is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired and who would like to join likeminded people to study a subject (it could be computers, science, Spanish), explore an interest (eg art, theatre, photography), or relax together (Mah Jong, pub lunches, wine tasting) – the choice of potential topics is long. Find out more at the launch.
For more details call Roger Carter Tel: 01628 520557

New competition coming up soon – Get your Baby & Toddlers photos ready!

Now the comedy club competition has finished, I am working on the next one. I am looking at the best company to use for a baby & toddler photo competition where the winner is chosen by the most votes. So keep checking for the announcement of the start date & how to enter. Get those cute pictures ready!

 

Read Peter Hoare’s Chanak Food Review, you’ll be booking a table asap!

So this week we gained a Turkish restaurant in Bourne End & there has been quite a buzz about going in to sample the food. With this in mind Peter Hoare has written this great review of his visit with some great photos to support his experience. Thankyou Peter for sharing your review.

Just been to Chanak, so as requested, here is a little review.
We arrived at 7pm, and there were already a few tables filled. By the time we left, there were probably 10-15 busy tables and people coming and going, and people coming for takeaway.
We ordered a starter platter, which consisted of that nice warm fluffy turkish flatbread, and various humus and dips, all really good.
For the mains, we played it safe, not being overly familiar with turkish cuisine, so we went with mixed kebabs and a mushroom side.
The plates arrived, very neatly presented, three types of meat, with rice and salad. The meat was amazing. I’m a bit of a connoisseur on BBQ’d meat, it’s a big hobby of mine, and this stuff was really well cooked. Our plates had chicken, lamb and a lamb adana, which is something I have cooked myself before (they did it much better of course).
The portions were great, and a lot of meat on the plate. The salad was also great, it had some vinegary dressing on that really suited the rest of the meal.
We were offered desert, but we had no room, so politely declined, but I took a photo of the men if you want to see.
The bill came to £120 for four of us, so 30 quid each plus a few quid each for a tip. I don’t think this is unreasonable, and is on par with a decent curry or similar. Also keep in mind that the meals contained a LOT of meat, and meat is obviously an expensive ingredient.
The staff were great, very attentive, very polite. At one point, I accidentally dropped my knife but it was picked up and replaced within seconds.
All in all, it was great, especially considering it’s only been open a few days. I will most certainly be back, and my three friends I went with agreed. It’s an asset to the village.

   

 

Snippet of events coming up.

Lots of live bands on this weekend… Fawesome at The Three Tuns in High Wycombe, 2Tanium at The Bee in Burnham,  Interkoola at The Chequers in Marlow, karaoke at The Rose in Maidenhead or perhaps you might prefer the Harry Potter Quiz Night at  O’Neill’s High Wycombe. Whatever your preference, there are a lot of activities going on…Have a great time!


BECCMARK is held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm in the Jackson Room and Lantern Room of Bourne End Library. Next Craft Market is on 13th January.

We are a co-operative of mainly local residents offering our own produce, services, delicious home-made and edible products and quality arts and crafts. We also hold a charity tombola raising awareness and money for a different local charity every month.

 

   


Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available on the door.


ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and ST. MARY’S CHURCH WOOBURN Family Breakfast

Saturday 6th January, If you would be interested in joining us for a family breakfast on the first Saturday of the year at 9.30am, please text 07907 854950 for more information.

For more information on any of the above events please contact
events-stpauls@mail.com
Follow us on Facebook: St-Pauls Wooburn