This looks interesting, on tomorrow night (8th May)…
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.
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
• 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
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.
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.
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
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!
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…
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.
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
8pm till late.
All at The Wooburn Working Mens Club during October.
Thanks for update Mandy!
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
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!
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…
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…
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
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 will 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”! 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!
I have just been updating the events calendar both on here & on Facebook & thought it would be useful to mention that Laura Manning’s FB group, Bourne End Community Events & Activities Group has a good constant flow of a variety of things to get involved in. Here is her description of the group –
Welcome to this local Community Events and Activities Group covering Bourne End Bucks and now also Wooburn Green and Flackwell Heath. I hope that it can become a platform to let people know about local events and also to get feedback from people as to what events they would like to see happening in Bourne End, Wooburn and Flackwell Heath!
We have great facilities including Community Centres ,Church Halls, Social Clubs and a British Legion & Pubs that need supporting & need to be used to their full potential – do others agree ? disagree? What events would you like to see held locally? I hope you will join me on here.
Laura is also looking for help for the Community Centre Village fete on 27th June. If you can help or would like to hold a stall / table, contact her via the FB group.