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Bourne End Video Makers @ 50 PDF Print E-mail
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 )
Ken (and the pubs) packs them in PDF Print E-mail
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 )
2015 Target Deadline Dates and Advert Rates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Foster   
Community Association Target Logo

Copy deadline dates, delivery dates and advertising rates for the 2015 issues can be viewed here
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 December 2014 )
Target Tea Party and Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Awards poster thumbnailNot long to go now until the Rather Splendid Afternoon Tea Party and Target Awards ceremony on Saturday September 6 in the Community Centre. Tickets at £5 can be bought from the Centre Office and the afternoon promises to be one of great celebration for the community magazine’s 50th Anniversary.

An appeal for pretty china produced some lovely cups, saucers, plates and tea pots for the occasion and they will all come out to make the tables look special on the day.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 August 2014 )
The Bourne Again Shadows PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Foster   
Bourne Again Shadows thumbnailThey are the band that got teenage boys in the ‘60s strumming their tennis rackets and putting on thick rimmed black spectacles. The Shadows were the mould-breaking band that pioneered the three guitar and a drum set up which characterised the sixties beat-group era. Their leader is even immortalised in cockney rhyming slang!

At the Bourne End Community Centre, Friday 16th May, The Bourne Again Shadows recreate the passion and energy on the Shadows in the 60s.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 April 2014 )
Environment Agency Flood Warning lifted 21st Feb PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Foster   
The Environment Agency flood warning in force for the River Thames at Bourne End including Spade Oak Reach, Cockmarsh and Riversdale was lifted at 08:50 on Friday 21st Feb 2014

"The River and Flooding forecast is as follows: River levels on the Thames in the Bourne End area are continuing to fall slowly, and are expected to fall further over the coming days. Property flooding is no longer expected. However, levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. The weather forecast is as follows: Showers will move through quickly from the west through Friday afternoon, some quite heavy. These continue into the early hours of Saturday morning for some areas. Isolated early showers on Saturday will clear to leave a generally dry day.

Please go to the Environment Agency website to check for the latest warning and for further information.

Click here for the link to the Bourne End flood warning page

If you have any local information about flood levels please tweet to the Bourne End twitter page (@BourneEndBucks) or visit our Facebook page

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 February 2014 )
Ali Baba @ the CentreTheatre PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Panto Ali Baba thumbnailAli Baba and the forty thieves will bring colour, fun, music and magic to the CentreTheatre in Bourne End during January. Once again Forum Players have selected a Ben Croker panto, he wrote Camelot which the amateur dramatic group did last year
Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 January 2014 )
Get set for Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Christmas lights thumbnailFun Night is just two weeks away so book Friday 6 December and keep the evening clear and is followed by the Community Centre Christmas Fair on the 14th. The Fun Night starts at 5pm the new 2013 Christmas light will be switched on by its designer Ruby Paish outside No25 and Pizazz. Then all the activities begin from funfair rides to hot dogs, from face painting in the library to hot chestnuts. Along The Parade and Wakeman Road there will be something for everyone to enjoy, including free beer tasting courtesy of Rebellion Brewery.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 November 2013 )
Big Band and Jazz Nights PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Big Band thumbnailItís that special time of the year when the Centre Theatre resounds to big band sounds. On Sunday November 24 the Bucks, Berks & Oxon Big Band make their annual visit to Bourne End and provide a great evening of fabulous music and all in aid of charity. If you havenít booked your ticket then there are still some available from the Community Centre office. Tickets cost £11 and include a cuppa and a mince pie in the interval. You can also get tickets on the door.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 November 2013 )
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