Dave Henwood has kindly sent in this article on his visit to Bourne End during Bourne End Week.
As many of you will already know, Dave travels back here from Wiltshire on a regular basis & often shares his stunning, local photos with the Facebook community. He has a huge catalogue of pictures capturing the beauty & change that creeps in with time. Those of you who follow his trips will be aware that the railways are his passion & I was very lucky recently, to receive a sneak preview of his book, “Life On The Railway”. As soon as I hear that the book is on sale, I will let you all know.
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.
It always amazes me how we are keen to make good use of the group by helping each other out with “real time” posts. Facebook is such a powerful tool for keeping us all connected at any time of the day & from anywhere, but if you are looking for a service, trade or product, the scrolling down the page can become rather tedious. So, take a look at the Business Directory on here you should find it much easier to find what you are looking for.
We have also introduced a gallery of recent photos of the locals doing what they do best, enjoying life! Take a look & see if you recognise anyone… perhaps even yourself!
If you have any questions, photos to submit or an advert to place, please contact me on email@example.com
Enjoy your weekend, Kaye.