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Bourne End photo Burnend (first recorded 1236) "End of the Stream" is where the Wye flows into the Thames. Nestling in the Chilterns alongside the river, the village has been the home of papermakers, lacemakers and brickmakers. Today Bourne End is a thriving village close to London and even closer to the open countryside of the Chiltern Hills in central southern England.


This site is provided by Bourne End Community Association as a service to people who work and live in Bourne End. The Community Association is also responsible for provision and management of the Bourne End Community Centre.

Bourne End Video Makers @ 50 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Bourne End Cine Club logo from 1970sThe Bourne End Video Makers Club is 50 years young this year. They are celebrating at the Community Centre on 31st May 2015, click for details. Below are some of my personal reminiscences from when I was a member in the 1970s.

My first awareness of the Bourne End Cine Club (as it was then called) takes me back to the annual Bourne End Carnivals of the 1960s and 70s. As a child I can recall the carnival days on Jacksons playing fields including me riding in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang... or can I?
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 May 2015 )
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Behind the Scenes of "Who Do You Think You Are"? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
This is the next centreTalk. Have you ever wondered why genealogy on television seems so much easier than in real life? Nick Barratt will explain why, as well as share some inside stories from the making of the hit TV show.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 May 2015 )
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Target 2015 April PDF Print E-mail
Target Magazine
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine April 2015 front cover thumbnailThe tennis club’s smart new premises in Wooburn Park feature on the front page along with news of their open day. Also on the front there’s a Strictly dance favourite pictured with a copy of Target magazine.

On page 13 the editor takes a trip out to Hertfordshire to interview McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director and talk about their new development in Bourne End on the corner of Oakfield Road. There’s exciting times ahead as this takes shape over the coming months.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 April 2015 )
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Air Traffic Control PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Airport thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk. How do they manage aircraft take offs and landings? How do they prevent planes from colliding when they taxi around busy airports? We often ponder these questions when travelling on our holidays. For our centreTalk in May, Peter Marks will have the answers to these and many other questions
Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 May 2015 )
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The Magic Circle PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
centreTalks April 2015 - Jean Purdy thumbnail portraitSorry but you have missed this centreTalk. April's centreTalk has an air of mystery as we have an evening of colour laughter and mystery for all ages with Jean Purdy. Hear the history of The Magic Circle, the most revered magical society in the world. See examples of all aspects of magic including productions, vanishing, transportation, anti-gravity, destruction and restoration and Jean's favourite magical art….. Mental magic.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 April 2015 )
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The Auctioneer's Lot PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Auctioneer's Gavel
Sorry but you have missed this centreTalk. As our talk for March we are please to announce that Simon Brown will be talking on "The Auctioneer's Lot". Simon will also take a look at items brought along on the evening. This will be on Thursday 12th March at the Community Centre.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 March 2015 )
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The Secrets of the Art of the Limited Edition Chair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Waterloo Chair - thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk. As our talk for February, using high value actual examples Stewart Linford takes us through his lifelong passion for creating chairs that capture the spirit of British heroes From Churchill to Catherine of Aragon and Admiral Nelson to the Duke of Wellington. Historic pieces made using timber from Magna Carta island to 4,000 year old bog oak.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 February 2015 )
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Ken (and the pubs) packs them in PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Ken Townsend Talk - photo of the Red Lion Pub - thumbnailJanuary's centreTalk was Ken Townsend on “The Vanishing Pubs of Bourne End and Wooburn”. Heralded as a talk about disappearing local pubs it proved to be a whistle-stop tour of local villages, their pubs and a huge amount of local history thrown in for good measure. When Ken Townsend talks you know you’ll get the facts and this time it was daughter Karen who helped Ken with the research.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 January 2015 )
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The Vanishing Pubs of Bourne End and Wooburn PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
Quarry Hotel Bourne End thumbnail Sorry but you have missed this centreTalk. On Thursday 8th January Ken Townsend shows us our Vanishing local Pubs. Stay in your seats and go on a Pub Crawl through Bourne End and Wooburn as it was in years gone by and as it is now. Can you remember the Blacksmith’s Arms in Well End or The Anchor in Wooburn? What was The Spade Oak originally called? Ken's postcard collection remembers them all
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 January 2015 )
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