Tag Archives: Flackwell Heath

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.

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Advertising Offer Back On

Another great value, advertising offer!

As I’ve mentioned before,  your advert 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 one invoice to pay at the time of arranging your listing.

Memories of Flackwell Heath by Barbara Murfin – Cherrypicking with Annie Lorry

Please go to the page “Articles of Local Interest” to see the full story which will be 83 pages when I have added them all! Thankyou so much Barbara.

 

Cherrypicking with Annie Lorry.

A Family living in Flackwell Heath in the 1930’s 1940’s 1950’s 1960’s and a tiny bit of the 1970’s.
” Hello, my name is Barbara Annie Murfin. The year is 2018. I live in the north of Staffordshire within the Market Town of Leek. The town of Leek nestles at the bottom of the Pennine Chain. Over the tops, local speak, on the other side of the hill is the Victorian Spa Town of Buxton. Just beyond Leek are the wild heather clad Staffordshire Moorlands, rugged fields, bleak in winter full of wild life in summer. There was a time wallabies, escaped ones, roamed the moorlands but sadly no sightings have been seen for years. Leek like most towns grew as a staging post, for changing horses. Leek being between Manchester and Derby. Most of the older, larger pubs had stabling attached. The Potteries, Stoke on Trent just 10 miles south on the A53, famous throughout the world for it household pottery items. Down the same road, and another great transport invention the Trent and Mersey Canal. Thanks to Josiah Wedgwood and friends. Josiah needed a safe bump free way of transporting his fragile pottery, in the days of pot holes and turn pikes. Stoke on Trent is built on red clay and coal. A “ pothole” was made by an artisan potter just digging up available clay from outside his door.

Leek has the River Churnet running around it’s outskirts. The Churnet eventually joining the River Trent. In Victorian times till within recent memory, silk was spun and dyed in Leek. The waters of the River Churnet dying silk Raven Black. Not blue / black or nearly black, Raven Black. When Queen Victoria’s Husband Prince Albert died, Victoria declared full morning dress. Leek was at full stretch to dye all the silk the Royal Court required.

I have lived in Leek since 1973 and think it’s a pretty good place to be. In 2015 I came down to Flackwell Heath to walk around the village with Sally Scargill, from the History Group. There were so many changes since 1973 I asked would it be ok if I wrote my memories down. The answer was yes. So here they are.

At school I had a dreadful problem with writing anything down. So I tried writing very quickly, getting to the end of a piece as soon as possible. Spellings were hopeless, and many words were missed out. The teachers could not read it very well, but I could, and saw no problem. It was not until I taught my self how to use a computer that I realized I am dyslexic. Thank you, thank you Bill Gates, and now as this is written on an iPad Steve Jobs and spell check. So the only way I can record my 60 + years of remembering is to chat to you. Please don’t expect any fancy grammatically correct sentences or clever words, they are beyond me. As I was considered intelligent but thick (!) at school I was channeled towards cooking. It sounds a bit like Downton Abby days, if you were a little slow or thick then you were sent to work in the big kitchens. Of course by the time you became cook your mathematical skills, working out quantities, portion control, and time schedules, writing (ordering), timing, hand eye coordination, and delegation skills were second to none. So as you can see I am, as they say now, way, way out of my comfort zone. Ask me to put on a sumptuous buffet for 300 people, that would be no trouble at all.”
Here we go.

Going south on the A 40 Oxford to London Road turn right at Loudwater. To narrow it down a little, after High Wycombe and it’s way before Beaconsfield. Follow your nose for about half a mile. When the road goes a hard left and follows the river Wye and on to Wooburn, you need to take the lane to the right, going up the hill. Between the Church, St. Peter’s Loudwater, and The Happy Union Pub. Treadaway Hill. Past the station yard over the railway line up the winding, dark steep hill to Flackwell Heath. Near the top by the pond the hill branches into two. Left to the group of cottages called The Common, on the right the main road leading to the main T junction at the village school, and Methodist Chapel. The Centre of the village, Chapel Lane eventually became large enough to make it a cross-road, now I believe it’s a roundabout.

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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.

  

 

 

 

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.

 

Give Your Business a New Year Boost with Bucks Village Journal Online Advertising just £30 per month

With our 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 £300!

   

The Bucks Village Journal

With our 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 £300!

Julie Martin artwork Cambridge Weight Plan

Painting & Decorating

Gym and Personal Trainer

Apartments / Rooms

Tutor

Pictures Girls Birthday Pamper Parties

moira armolea pilates
Pilates Classes

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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

 

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!

 

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/

    

Baby & Toddler Photo Competition Starts Sunday 14th January

Get your photos ready to enter & get your family & friends voting!

To enter go to the Bucks Village Journal Facebook page & click on “Photo Contest”. The more you share, the more chance you have of getting extra votes to win this fabulous prize.

The Baby & Toddler Photo Competition starts at 6am on Sunday 14th January & ends 11pm on Sunday 28th January. The winner will be announced on 30th January 2018.  Your photos don’t have to be recent but you do need to be the owner of the photo to enter. Make sure you leave your email address so you can be contacted should you win.

There is one winner who receives a “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” which is available at various locations.

Good luck everyone!

 

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

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!

 

Christmas isn’t always a fun time for everyone.

As we all go about our lives planning for Christmas & New Year, some people will be hiding a secret, a secret that all is not well in their world.

Whether a person is feeling depression, grieving or having relationship problems, these feelings don’t just stop because it’s Christmas. Mental health doesn’t care what time of year it is or who you are with & we all need a little support at different times in our lives. I think talking therapies are only just starting to become an acceptable way to help, rather than a luxury that is put to the bottom of the list of things to do.

Self care is as important, especially if you care for others or even to function on a daily basis. It may not be a quick fix but it certainly points you in the right direction to a better life.

I have moved from a therapy room into the online counselling area after dismissing it for years, assuming that a “face to face” session is the only way to work. But after realising that are many people who work shifts, can’t travel, have financial difficulties or perhaps don’t actually want to be in a room with a therapist, I feel online/Skype is an essential service to offer. You can be anywhere in the country & still benefit from this service.

Although it’s unusual, the price is shown in the advert to avoid those who have financial difficulties feeling awkward asking about the cost.

If you think this will help you unravel your life, please email me & I will give you a call to discuss what would suit you best.

Kaye.