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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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Memories of Wooburn Green by Brian Hawes

Brian has kindly sent in a very detailed account of his childhood memories in Wooburn Green. All in his own words so Brian would appreciate any comments, corrections & additions as he is aware that memories can fade or get muddled over the years.

I have added a map so you visualise where Mayfield Road is as the starting point along with an old photo of Mellett’s shop, although I’m sure it’s before Brian’s time. I’m sure you will enjoy reading this & a big thanks to Brian for sharing.

The Changing Face of Wooburn Green.

A chance remark a while ago with a born and bred Wooburn Green resident, in a local shop, got us
talking about businesses that have come and gone in the village from our childhood onwards.
I was born in 1939 in Mayfield Rd and grew up there. Working from there I decided to do an anti-clockwise tour of the village.
Starting in Mayfield Rd, I lived with my parents at no 21, no numbers then, at no 11 was a grocer’s shop run by Mr and Mrs Andrews. I well remember going along with my mother to help her with her shopping. At that time most things were on ration, sugar would be weighed out from a sack into blue paper bags, bacon on the slicer, lard, butter (a luxury then) and cheese cut from blocks and wrapped in grease proof paper and biscuits weighed out as required. Very little, if any prepacked, and no plastic bags
Continuing into School Rd, on the right was then Wooburn County Boys School and infants. Mr. Turner being head of the boys school, while Mrs. Neville was head of infants. This was till 1950 when the school became Wooburn Secondary Modern (now the Meadows) and the Church (now St Pauls) school became the Primary school. Halfway along was Crocketts greengrocers yard which once was part of the Northcoft Estate but now the site of a new pair of houses.

Turning right in Wycombe Lane and toward High Wycombe direction, between the house on the corner and bus shelter was the entrance to the Tudor Furniture works. Next to that was a butchers shop run by Mr. Lipscombe and later the Coop.
Next door to the butchers stood the home of the Wilkinson family, and next door to them was the entrance to the Busy Bee garden nursery. All this disappeared with Associated Family Bakers and Vitramon in the redevelopment.

Moving further up the road is the entrance to the new Mercury Business Park. This was the entrance to what was known as the Limes. A row of Lime trees still exist and the drive led to a big house at the bottom, now since long gone. It was purchased by Mr W.H.Deane in late 40s and he moved his furniture factory to here from High Wycombe and developed the site. The late Mr & Mrs Deane sadly died in the Paris air crash in the 60s. The furniture factory, along with the Family Bakers and Vitramons were demolished to make way for the new Mercury Park development.
One event that stands out goes back to the early 1950s. Wooburn (Bucks) fire brigade had 2 engines then. The brigade were turned out to a fire at the W.H.Deane factory site. In those days (no H & S) firemen rode on the side of the engine, usually trying to kit up as they went along. As the engine turned into the Limes one fireman came off a sadly died. He was given a proper firemans funeral with the coffin carried on the fire engine through the village to the cemetery.
Moving on passed what was the Rose & Crown pub, now a cardealers, is the entrance to Travis Perkins. This site has been used for various businesses over the years.
At the corner of Glory Mill lane and Wycombe Lane is now the business of Damar Signs. This was once a bakery owned by Mr and Mrs Neath and bread baked on the premise. There were also 3 other independent bakeries in the village.
At the corner of Watery Lane the car park was once the site of home and yard of Mr Ted Witney the local coal merchant.
Next door, the first house of the pair was a drycleaners while next door was a grocers run by Mrs Allen and later Mr and Mrs Ron Lewis.

Next is Meare Estate. This was formerly Glory Mill Sports Ground. Glory Mill was the last of 6 mills in the valley to disappear.
Continuing on, the development of houses know as Hedge Lea was the site of the Barley Mow pub. The concrete sign post still stands in the hedge as a reminder.
Before reaching the viaduct on the right, where the retail and business parks are was the site of Hedge Mill.

We now cross over and start to work back on the other side toward the village.
Where a pair of houses stand, no 151/3, was the garage and business of Mr Heath Field, taxi proprietor & later became the yard and office of Mr W.R.Beeks a builder.
At 99 ? I believe there was a grocers shop at one time, but I stand corrected if not.
At 147 was a sub post office and grocers run by Mr and Mrs Carvil.
At 139. was the home and depot of Mr A.C.Carey local transport contractor.
At 97. was formerly a pub called The Royal Oak then home to a Mrs Henry, later becoming a book shop, and then a sweet shop run by a blind man and his wife before reverting to a private house.
At 53, all traces gone, was a small butchers shop run I believe, by a Mr Tarling. Next door was a large 4 bedroom house, now demolished to make way for the entrance to the new “Comptons” development.

In most villages in the past or even today have their characters. At no. 45. Wycombe Lane lived a guy called Fred Watts. Apparently, he had been affected by the war and appeared a scary person but was harmless. I suppose like all kids we used to call out to him, just to see his reaction, but was never any trouble. Any day you could see a large union jack hanging out of an upstairs window, and being a former military man you could often hear him drilling his lovely ginger cat. Sadly he lost his life as the result of a fire in his home.

At no 35 was the business of a Mr Collett, a boot and shoe repairer.
The double fronted “Sapphire gown shop” was a grocery and millinery shop run by Mr & Mrs Humphrey, later run by Mr & Mrs Lawford and later till it closed by Mr & Mrs Timberlake, and next door set back, was the village Post Office run by Mr & Mrs Pedley. In those days it was a collection, sorting and delivery office as well as counter service. Post would come out from High Wycombe to be sorted and delivered by the resident postmen/women. If you posted mail in the village it was collected and sorted and went out from there. No travelling half way round the country like it is today.

The village bakery was owned and run by Mr & Mrs Edgar Mellett, and like as today bread was baked on the premises and delivered by Mr Mellett himself. As well as bread and cakes they sold sweets and confectionary. One binding memory takes me back to when sweets were still on ration. The government announced that sweets were coming off ration. The day arrived and in no time there wasn’t a sweet to be had anywhere. So the government put sweets back on ration to allow stocks to be built up then after a while, without warning, said sweets were no longer on ration.
Mr Mellett was well known for his lardy cake, as the saying goes, one to kill for. Haven’t found one to match since.

The house which is now an estate agents was once the home of Alderman Healey.J.P. and Mrs Healey.
Next door, now a coffee shop, was, prior to redevelopment, Crocketts, the green grocers.
Next, the restraunt was originally a double fronted butchers shop owned and run by Mr & Mrs Cannon. Mr Cannon had his own abattoir at the rear of the premises.
The fish and chip shop, also owned by Mr Cannon was the former business run by Mr Beeson a boot and shoe repairer. Mr Beeson a little short grey haired man who could be seen sitting by his shop window going about his business surrounded by cages of canaries both inside and out, always could be heard whistling away.
What is now a boutique was formerly and open passage way where Mr Cannon took delivery for his abattoir, till he finished the abattoir and had the space closed in to create new shop space.
The chemist was a sweet shop owned and run by a Mr & Mrs Laurie Pigdon. They also sold stationery and confectionary? Again when sweets were still on ration after the war, they used to open for 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon, the start of a new week for rationing. A favourite sweet purchased was a Mars bar. We would take it home and mother would cut it into 4 pieces. As there was 4 of us (2 boys & 2 Girls), the boys would have the end bits one week while the girls the next as the end pieces had “more” chocolate. Seems silly now but it was regarded as a treat.
The next block was a redevelopement in the 1970,s from a private house, shop and store belonging to Mr Newman.
Either side of the Red Lion public house is a small house, the one next to Tesco is now part of the Red Lion pub while the other is a private residence. Next to that one was a Blacksmiths shop. The “stable” door infill is visible from the outside while the forge etc is now incorporated within the pub.

Going a little further up White Pit Lane is a new development called Old Station Way. As the name suggests, was the site of the GWR station which closed in 1970. The goods yard sidings used to be quite a busy place at times, with parcels traffic, coal for the local merchants, wood pulp and coal for Glory Mill. The station was used in the filming of the Norman Wisdom film, The Square Peg. While on the subject of films, the Green and Holtspur Lane was used in the opening sequences of one of the doctors films.

On the other side of White Pit Lane below the station area was the yards of Mr Baker coal Merchant and next to him was Mr Slades scrap yard. This was all cleared for the new residential development.
At 35 The Green, Chester Cottage was for sometime the local office of the Registrar for births, marriages and deaths.
Next door but one, sometime during his broadcasting career lived Michael Aspel and his family, at the time he was doing 2 way family favourites. Moving on were the shops of “Duggie” Young, newsagent and hairdresser. The shop part has now gone, but the rest remains. Once believed to be an inn and called Anchor House.

Next door was once a Temperance Hotel and later a general store run by Norman Townsend but now all gone.
Crossing the road looking toward Bourne End on the left is the Wooburn Manor Park estate on grounds of what was Wooburn House. The big house was demolished for the construction of the estate and Wooburn Manor farm is incorporated in the estate.
Coming back is the entrance to the Manor House, one time occupants were the Gilbey family of wines and spirits fame.

Between the main entrance and Western Drive stands what was once a school.
At the entrance to Western Drive there stood a pub called the Great Western which was demolished to enable the development of Western Drive.
The care home was once a post office and general stores.
House no. 26 The Green was once the home of the bishop of Buckingham, while the house next door, Grove Cottage, lived a well-known broadcaster at the time, Geoffrey Wincott.
The pub, the Queen and Albert, better known to the locals as the “Steps”.

Recalling characters of the village, another one we knew as ”Grampy Sears” lived in a hut up in the fields off Windsor Hill.
The Working Mens Club has changed very little.
Another pub to close down is the Red Cow.
The Double fronted Building next to the Methodist Church was a newsagents and hairdressers run by Mr & Mrs Cyril Scott.
Next door is the ”Hawthorns” care home built on the old council depot. There was also a pub called “The Bull” run by Mr & Mrs A. Norwood, an aunt and uncle of my late father.

Crossing the road we have the doctors surgery also the local pound. Before coming total surgeries It was the home of Mr & Mrs Wotton and family. The 2 front rooms were used, one waiting room the other the surgery., and run by Dr Selbourne and his son Dr Alison Bailey.

Next door was and still is an undertakers, then owned by Mr.A.Smith but now a large concern.
Next door was a National Westminster Bank and another business. It was all demolished and redeveloped. Has been a Launderette, insurance office and Dentist at some time.
Next door the estate agents was once a general ironmongers and with 2 petrol pumps on the front.
At the rear was the “Pride of the Green” coach and lorry depot of Mr J.W.Smith, as well as 2 fire engines of the Buckinghsamshire Fire Brigade. The fire men were called out by siren on the hose tower during the day or by bell in their respective homes at night and were all retained. The fire station closed along with Chalfont St Peter station in the early 1950s. – A book on Wooburn Fire Brigade has been published by a Mr Paul Stevens.

Next door what is now Sellecks was a shop run by Mr Jasper Mellett (brother to Edgar) a radio and cycle dealer and repairer. For cycle spares he stocked every thing, from a ball bearing to a complete cycle. I bought my first cycle from him. A drop handle bar 5 speed job. He also sold and repaired wirelesses, the valve type. For those not familiar with valves they were the forerunner to the transistor. Another memory is going down to Mr Mellets with my father taking an accumulator (type of battery) to be charged. This was a glass type container and was used to power the radio.
Before we leave the “Green” just a note to say all roads off the Green are all “Lanes”!

Now into Wycombe Lane and we come to what was another pub “The Kings Arms” now the offices of Allen roofing. To the right of the pub is now the SRS factory. Prior to that it was the winter quarters for the Farr family. During the summer months toured the country with their fairground equipment. On lay over in the winter months they used to cut up and sell logs. On a cold winters frosty afternoon you could hear the band saw “singing” as they were cutting up the logs.
Attached to the pub was their bottle store and next to that was a fish and chip shop which took up almost half of Wycombe Lane. At that time the road was only wide enough for one vehicle to get through. Hard to think of that now but there was a lot less traffic. Eventually both buildings were demolished to make the road wider.
Another memory from that time was going into the fish shop for a half penny bag of “scrumps” as we called them. These were bits of batter left after the fish was fried.

Allens yard between the pub and the next “shop” was the pubs garden.
The next shop was a grocers one side and men’s outfitters the other run by Mr & Mrs Blackwell and later Mr & Mrs Lawrence, their daughter and son-in-law till it closed.

Next was another shop run by Mrs Beams and her daughter which sold ladies clothes and millinery.
Moving on to no. 50 was Mr Bill Dean a greengrocers operating out of his front room, while next door at no 48 was Mr Murrell a tailor.
The hairdressers (now) was a hardware shop run by a Miss Bates that sold paraffin oil, candles, kindling wood etc etc.
The Spar shop run by Mr & Mrs Mason was a milk and grocery store. Also had his own dairy at the rear and would bottle and deliver milk locally.
He was one of 2 dairy men in the village that bottled and delivered milk. The other was Mr Pitcher of Wooburn Manor Farm. His was delivered by Mr Reg Worcester by horse and cart while Mr Masons by Freddy Savin by hand cart.

Next door to Mr Masons was another small bakers shop and with bread baked on the premises by Mr & Mrs Oliver. While on the subject of bakers there was a 4th baker, a Mr George Howard who had his bakery behind Pound House surgery, and he delivered by horse and cart.
So, we arrive back at School Rd completing a circle of the village.

I have tried to present things as I remember them but time does tend to play tricks on the memory so it’s possible I might have added or forgot things that were or not there, so I do apologise.
Any comments, additions etc would be greatfully appreciated.

I have not included Wooburn Moor, Wooburn Commom or Wooburn Town, this could be a separate item.

A booklet entitled “A Wooburn Green Childhood” by Hetty Wingrove was published by Bourne End Residents Association in the early 1990s.

By Brian Hawes. ~ February 2018.




Green Dragon Opening Night – Flackwell Heath

The Green Dragon is under new management & tonight is the grand opening. Kathryn & Laura will be welcoming you all with nibbles, fizz & live music by Close To The Coast.


Gill’s Bourne End Village Memories Continued

Gill Hoare’s last description of Bourne End Village as it was when she was a child, went down enormously well. Below, Gill has very kindly sent in another  taking us a little further around the village. Thank you Gill, I know this will be of great interest just as your first article was.

Well Bourne End people…are you all ready to continue our jaunt around the village?

We got as far as the old Doctors Surgery, which, my long time friend David Birch reminds me, was called St Edmunds. I cannot remember there being any buildings past there – a lot of gardens lurked behind big hedges along the road till the corner where the Chemist is, and always has been a Chemist in my memory. The adjoining building, now the estate agents has always been an office of some kind.

Cross over Wharf Lane and heading in the direction of Bourne End Station a lot of high hedges hid a dwelling, all dark and mysterious..the sort of place you ran past very quickly! Of course it might well not have been as scary as it seemed!

The first part of Station Road on the right hand side was, as Roger Taplin (an ex Chalklands man) reminds me, a stable yard which was immediately before The Firefly which in a former life was named The Railway Hotel.

The Firefly could tell a few tales! I worked in Jacksons Office in Furlong Road and the pub was the nearest hostelry and it would have seen a vast number of celebrations of Jacksons staff – especially the much enjoyed Christmas Eve celebrations! Enough said!

Opposite the Firefly were some small shops. The first a Newsagent, then Websters the coal office and a tiny, tiny shop next to the railway line Mrs Dunhams Wool Shop where ardent knitters could choose a pattern for a jumper, or whatever, and the kind lady would keep the wool to be bought as and when needed or indeed be afforded.

Over the railway lines…that was when the train journeyed from Bourne End to High Wycombe…yes Bourne End was well catered for with travel to High Wycombe and Marlow – courtesy of the Marlow Donkey and to Maidenhead, and a single decker bus between Bourne End and Marlow. Bourne End was a central hub with trains and buses to the three main places. I used the train to Marlow when I was courting my husband and the Station Master, who’s name escapes me, had a hobby of making wedding cakes, and, yes, he made a three tier wedding cake for John and I in 1967!!!

Next to the Station was a sweet shop and opposite in the tiny place which was later an antique shop, was Mr Dabbs the greengrocer. Then where the Orchard Surgery is now was the home of Dr Selborne Bailey and next to that St Marks Church.

Opposite St Marks was Hall and North the grocers and wine shop. Roger Taplin tells me his Dad was Manager there at some point. I can not think the Wine Shop had a lot of business in those days but the grocery section was well used my Mum used to go there each Monday afternoon to place an order and pay for same at the cash desk! In later years when my brother and I had left school and gone to work she worked there! I remember her telling us that one afternoon a very well dressed gentleman went into the wine shop, he was so polite and purchased any amount of bottles which my Mum carried out to his car for him while he wrote a cheque for his purchases. Guess what..the cheque bounced and he was never seen again!! Who would have thought it??!!

Where Alfred Court is now was the Bourne End School. It had been there long enough for both my Grandfather and later on my Mum to have been there and then it was my turn!

I started there at five and my teacher was Miss Dodds the building was very old and as such boasted an outside block of bucket toilets! This was replaced by a new toilet block and even rows of wash basins built during the summer break one year..great rejoicing!!

Year two class presided over by Mrs Beeson had a huge open fire in the classroom – no Health and Safety back then – and in the winter the regulation daily bottles of milk were put to warm in front of the blazing fire – the very thought still makes me shudder!!

Each day morning break time was not complete without a currant bun. Children brought into school one penny and whoever was “bun monitor” collected the coins and went across the road to Spindlers the bakers to order the buns. I loved being “bun monitor” quite an important job!! Back then we left the junior school at 11 to go to senior school. In previous years in my Grandfathers time, they left school aged 12 to start work.

Mr GJ Drewett was the Headmaster and he used to read out loud from a book..but I always remember it being the same book “Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling and he used to fall asleep whilst reading – not that the class took advantage of course!!

All good things to reflect on, tales to tell, school friends well remembered and some friendships still strong today.

Directly opposite the School was a Garage, and next to it the Spindlers Bakery with Ruth in charge of the shop. How sad that some of the lovely shops disappear.

Gill Hoare



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.


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


Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s

Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s………

What is Alpha?
It is a series of interactive sessions to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.

Who is Alpha for?
The sessions are suitable for new and mature Christians as well as those with no faith who are interested to learn more.

What can I expect?
A relaxed and friendly environment starting with refreshments, a video and then a discussion based around this.

When and where are St Paul’s holding Alpha?
Mondays from 19th February – 7.30-9.30pm.
Fridays from 23rd February – 9.30-11.30am, with activities and toys provided for children during the session.
All sessions will be in St Paul’s Church Hall.
You don’t need to be able to make every session to join us.

Interested but not sure if it’s for you?
Why not come along to our Fellowship Supper on Monday 19th February, 7.30pm or our Fellowship Breakfast on Friday 23rd February 9.30am?

During this session we’ll show you a video to explain more about Alpha and answer any questions you have.
Booking for this is essential, so that we can cater for everyone.

To book your place, please email events-stpauls@mail.com
We would also be happy to answer any questions about Alpha via our email address.
We hope to see you there,

from Martin, The Vicar and PCC at St. Paul’s

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.


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.



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!


Snippet of events coming up.

Lots of live bands on this weekend… Fawesome at The Three Tuns in High Wycombe, 2Tanium at The Bee in Burnham,  Interkoola at The Chequers in Marlow, karaoke at The Rose in Maidenhead or perhaps you might prefer the Harry Potter Quiz Night at  O’Neill’s High Wycombe. Whatever your preference, there are a lot of activities going on…Have a great time!

BECCMARK is held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm in the Jackson Room and Lantern Room of Bourne End Library. Next Craft Market is on 13th January.

We are a co-operative of mainly local residents offering our own produce, services, delicious home-made and edible products and quality arts and crafts. We also hold a charity tombola raising awareness and money for a different local charity every month.



Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available on the door.


Saturday 6th January, If you would be interested in joining us for a family breakfast on the first Saturday of the year at 9.30am, please text 07907 854950 for more information.

For more information on any of the above events please contact
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St Paul’s and St Mary’s, Wooburn Newsletter

What’s On in January, February and March at St Paul’s and St Mary’s
– in addition to the weekly Church services and activities

Burns Night
Saturday January 20th at St Paul’s Hall
Tickets are £22.50 each for a three-course meal and entertainment in true Scottish style! Smart casual. For the over 16s. To book and for more information contact burnsunit@outlook.com

– a series of interactive sessions, suitable for new and mature Christians, will be held at St Paul’s to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.

• Starting Monday 19th February to Monday 14th May (excluding 2nd and 9th April)
7.30-9.30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall.

• Friday 23rd February to Friday 18th May with activities and toys provided for children during the discussion (30th March tbc, excluding 6th and 13th April)
9.30-11.30am at St Paul’s Church Hall.

• For both the day and the evening courses we will come together for one day on Saturday 21st April 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Adult Coffee Mornings
Tuesday 16th January, Tuesday 20th February and Tuesday 20th March.
9:30-11:30am at congregation members’ houses.
For further information contact Charlotte on charlotte.lawson2@gmail.com

Family Breakfast
Saturday 6th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 3rd March
At St Mary’s Church. Free but a collection will be taken.
To book please text Wullie on 07907 854950.

Dresses Workshop
Saturday 6th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 3rd March.
11am-2pm at St Mary’s Church.
For further information contact Sam on dressesmadewithlove@aol.co.uk

Revive Service
Sunday 7th January, Sunday 4th February, Sunday 4th March
6pm at St Paul’s Church.

Social Lunches
Sunday 14th January, Sunday 11th February, Sunday 11th March
Meet outside St Paul’s Church.
For further information contact Shirley on 01628 312613.

For more information:
Website: http://www.stpaulswooburn.org
Email: events-stpauls@mail.com
Telephone: Martin at the vicarage on 01628 521209.

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