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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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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.

Wotton Underwood Village Fête – 26th May

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

Saturday 26th May 2018

FUN DOG SHOW

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

Classes:

• Most handsome dog
• Prettiest bitch
• Veteran – 8 years and over
• Best 57 varieties dog – most crossed crossbred
• Best child handler (under 12 yrs)
• Irish Pair – most unlikely combination – make up on the day!
• Musical Mats
• 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

£3 per person £2 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 1800’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), Children’s games, livestock on show, a Dog Show (so please don’t leave Fido at home!!), a festival of ‘Celebration’ 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 £100!!

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

The trailer for Adam Elder’s film – “The Road To Gymkhana”

Watch the trailer for Adam Elder’s upcoming film “The Road To Gymkhana” which premieres on March 27th & will be available on Amazon Prime shortly after.

Bourne End Documentary Star In “The Road To Gymkhana” Which Premieres on 27th March

Adam Elder has cars in his blood or to be more exact….  fast cars. Growing up in Bourne End, many of us know Adam & would certainly agree he was born to do this.

You may have heard of drifting…. well Gymkhana GRiD involves a lot of “donuts”, tyre smoke & powerslides making it an exciting sport to follow so the documentary “The Road To Gymkhana”  which premieres on 27th March, could be an interesting film for you to watch. Four big names in the Gymkhana Grid world… Ken Block, Petter Solberg, Oliver Solberg & Shane Lynch (THE Shane Lynch of Boyzone), follow Adam & 5 other drivers during their everyday lives as well as their racing careers.  

The film highlights how young men who work fulltime in other industries, can race against the world’s best without coming from a wealthy & privileged  background.  The film crews followed Adam to work, to the garage where Tony Elder, his Dad helps with the mechanics & to his home, interviewing the family who have supported him in many different ways for the past 4 years.

The film details how with focus, determination & a lot of hard work, you can achieve success. It shows the difference between Adam who puts every spare minute & penny into working towards his success compared to young men who are on million pound budgets. Adam has managed to achieve a standard in 4 years that usually takes others 10 years. Adam said “I have to make great sacrifices in order to follow my dream but it’s all worth it although I couldn’t do it without the huge support I receive from my family & fiancé, Lindsay.”

In the days after the premiere he has been invited to appear on a radio show, photo shoots & there is a possible breakfast TV interview. Adam also has 2 businesses to help financially, he has a recovery vehicle & is on call for breakdowns & has just become a UK distributor for Zestino Tyres who are also one of his sponsors. Sponsors are incredibly hard to get but he has many including Competition Clutch, EBC Brakes, Everything Drift, Rock Tech Wrapping & Funk Motor Sport amongst others, not forgetting Bourne End Garages.

Competing in over 80 small races & 4 big events in-order to get this far, his first “big” event was Gymkhana Grid in Madrid, a European Event & more recently Gymkhana Grid in South Africa which was televised by Sky TV in December. When I asked what other racing interests him, he said he would love to compete in World Rally Cross events one day.

This all came about after a serious brush with the law over a driving incident made Adam stop & think about how he could channel his passion. After following another local man, Luke Woodham who Adam now often competes against, he realised this could be the ideal way to turn his passion into a legal career. Hard work & many of thousands of pounds later, here he is…. waiting to hear if he qualifies for the World Finals in South Africa later this year.

“The Road To Gymkhana” will become available shortly after the premiere on Amazon Prime. If you fancy watching Adam race, he will be competing in Coventry Motofest on 2nd & 3rd June 2018 taking place in Coventry city centre.

 

To follow Adam or if you are interested in Zestino Tyres you can contact him via his Facebook page.

First Mayor of High Wycombe was Rodger Outred in 1285

Did anyone see this in The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine? Lots of old photos from around the country changed into colour.

This is the newly installed Mayor of High Wycombe, William S Toms on 9th November 1932. High Wycombe has an unbroken line of mayors going back to Rodger Outred  in 1285. Until 1485 a mayor has held office for two to three years. Now he is elected annually.
On 30th June 1985, a procession took place to celebrate 700 years since the first Mayor of High Wycombe.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail

…And The Winner of Our Baby Photo Competition is…..

Little Mia’s picture was entered by her Mummy, Holly Wade. Congratulations on winning with the most votes & receiving the prize of a traditional afternoon tea for two.

Thank you to all who entered the competition, all your baby & toddler pictures were gorgeous…..Keep your eyes peeled for the next competition coming up soon!

 

Name Change for The Village Journal – The Bucks Village Journal

After some thought I have decided to change the name to The Bucks Village Journal, meaning that we have a wider audience by covering South Bucks. I hope that this will help with more interesting content for the website. Read more…

Please spread the word!

With the possibility of a new local history group, Roger needs to hear from more people who may be interested before going ahead. Please let your friends & family now & get in touch on the email address below. Thanks.

 

Upcoming dates for The Working Men’s Club, Wooburn

This Sat 14th Oct
The XC’S live Reggae Band 9pm till late .

Friday 20th October
Natalie The Medium
£15 per ticket .

Friday 27th October
Karaoke Night
8pm till late.

All at The Wooburn Working Mens Club during October.

Thanks for update Mandy!

Bourne End Community Centre 50th Anniversary 1967-2017

This is taken from the Target…  if you’d like to know more, pop in to the Community Centre & pick up your copy of the Target! Also don’t forget the celebrations on 21st October where you can enjoy afternoon tea for £3 starting at 2.30pm & at 7.30pm an evening with 1960’s music from The Keynotes, £6

Is it a Trick or a Treat?

Be careful what you ask for...

Is it a trick or a treat?

With Halloween fast approaching, please keep mindful of people who are unable to participate. Some elderly & disabled people worry about this night for weeks & It can be quite intimidating for some. The fact that they can’t keep getting up to answer the door or perhaps are even in bed means that children knocking on their front door is not just a nuisance but it’s also very unfair. T

here are also many professions that require people to do shift work & would therefore be sleeping, people who just cannot afford to buy sweets for children they don’t know for fear of being “tricked” or those who just do not agree with “Trick or Treating” seeing it as just a way for companies to make money. Whatever the reason, they deserve to be left in peace. After all, you wouldn’t encourage your children to take anything from a stranger at any other time of year.

Not everyone wants to celebrate Halloween so perhaps by taking note if the house is decorated with spooky items would be wise.

On the flip side, although children love Halloween & all that goes with it, I’m not sure that I would want my children taking sweets from strangers. You don’t know what has been dropped into their bags or buckets & they may eat things before you have had a chance to check it all. The “Trick” could be played on you! There are however, some neighbours who will enjoy the visits but I’m sure they will be the ones with decorations in the window.

Halloween parties are definitely the way forward, organised events where you know what you child is eating & neighbours who will still be speaking to you!

Henley Show is a Hit!

Lovely day out at Henley Show, organised by the Henley & District Agricultural Association, a charity dedicated to promoting and improving agriculture, horticulture and the breeding and rearing of livestock.   

The weather was good & the variety of stalls were impressive with gardening stalls, crafts, agricultural machinery, clothing, food & fun fair & I even spotted stands for a local solicitor & estate agents.  At regular intervals you are able to watch displays including birds of prey, dog competitions & a sheep shearing demonstration. Read more…

Pink Head Shaving Event

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Saturday 29th August is Deborah Ibbott’s head shaving event!  The event is at the Recreation Ground in Bourne End (The Rec to us old timers!) & Deborah is first dyeing her hair pink & then shaving it all off to raise money for Cancer Research / Beast Cancer Now.  The colour will be applied by Mulberry’s of Beaconsfield & the event starts at 11am with Deborah’s hair being shaved off at 12 noon. Read more…

Hiccup is the winning face of The Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition!

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

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Sandra Stanton Memorial Fund

After the sad passing of Sandra,  a memorial fund has been set up to acquire a lasting tribute in Sandra’s memory. Many of us remember Sandra as the friendly face that delivered the post but as described below, she was a big part of our community.

The local residents 11745727_10207381296430440_7583869689206251638_nwill make the final decision on what this tribute will be. You can make a donation in various places as listed below, & for more details please contact Mike Judge on 01628 524108 or email Kath Acres at Kath.acres@spadeoakfarm.com.

Thank you.

1 Month In…

As we approach the end of the first month since the launch of the website, feedback has suggested that this has been a welcomed addition to the on-line community. It has been quite an exciting month & the support of all who have seen the website has been wonderful. Thank you to all have sent in events for the calendar, photos, personal profiles & articles. I hope you continue to enjoy the site & look forward to receiving those profiles from people who agreed to introduce themselves to the community on “Meet the Locals”! logo jack 4 Please don’t forget that you can send in any news, events (happy or sad) or photos.

Thank you once again, you are all fab!

Kaye, x