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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.

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Local lad, Adam Elder on Sky tonight – Gymkhana Grid, South Africa

For anyone who follows Adam’s progress, tune into Sky channel 447 at 11.05pm tonight (or record it as it’s Christmas Eve!) – Gymkhana Grid, South Africa

 

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.

Mystery Month – Ghost of Lady Hoby

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Lady Elizabeth Hoby

Bisham Abbey was built for The Knights Templar in 1260. In 1538 the monks of Bisham Priory were violently removed from the Abbey by Henry V111 & the Abbot, John Cordery placed a curse on all who resided there. In years to follow, there were many reports of family deaths as each different family came & went.

But the most famous ghost at the Abbey is Lady Elizabeth Hoby who after her death in 1609, has made many appearances making Bisham Abbey one of the most haunted houses in Britain. Read more…