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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.


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The Astors of Cliveden PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
The Astors of Cliveden - thumbnailThis is the next centreTalk. In September 2016 for our centreTalk Jennifer James will talk on the Astor family at Cliveden. Cliveden has always been at the centre of political and social life. However, it was while Nancy and Waldorf Astor lived here during the first half of the twentieth century that Cliveden became famous for its lavish hospitality and glamorous guests. The Astors entertained a diverse mix of people from Lloyd George and Winston Churchill to George Bernard Shaw, Ghandi and Henry Ford.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 August 2016 )
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Target August 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target magazine August 2016 front cover thumbnail“Keep Bourne End Green” is the front-page message as WDC propose development on acres of Green Belt land in the village. It is a story likely to fill many more pages as the various processes of the New Local Plan continue over the months and probably years.

Sad news also that Lloyds Bank, a focal point since the end of the 1920s, will close in early October but for now The Black Lion public house in Well End keeps that role and adds ‘Asset of Community Value’ to its description thanks to the work of their newly established Friends Group.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 August 2016 )
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Thai Summer Food PDF Print E-mail
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thai food thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk In July 2016 for our centreTalk we have a demonstration of Thai summer food. Kitty, the owner of Anong Thai Restaurant in Cookham will show how thai food is fresh and light and is easy and quick to make.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 August 2016 )
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Target June 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine June 2016 front cover thumbnailA packed to the gunnels issue with plans for many events through the summer months. On the front page you’ll read about the police escort for Claytons children who cycle or scooter to school. Then on page 2 Councillor Katie Lamb talks about the Parish Council plans for the now-completed pond at The Warren and lots of new birds in the bird boxes.

Now-famous farmer and television presenter Adam Henson features on page 7 as Jamie’s Tours Take Their Target to see his rare breeds farm. In fact lots of people took the challenge and there’s another three Take Your Targets in the issue.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2016 )
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Sir Stanley Spencer R.A. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Foster   
centreTalks June 2016 Stanley Spencer thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk In June 2016 our speaker is Chrissy Rosenthal from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham. Sir Stanley Spencer is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest of British artists. Born in Cookham, this year is the 125th anniversary of his birth and has become known as 'The Year of Stanley Spencer' with celebratory exhibitions being held in Britain and abroad. This talk looks at how he gained his reputation and why he called his home village 'A Holy Suburb of Heaven’.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2016 )
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Walking forwards, Looking back PDF Print E-mail
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Sorry but you have missed this centreTalk In May 2016 our speaker is Dinah Latham. Dinah tells the story of a retired district nurse and midwife reflecting on her life whilst walking with her close companion Harriet, the dog. You will both laugh and cry as Dinah recounts many moving stories of patients cared for in 1960s London. The writings so patently contrast care in the community then and now that it becomes impossible not to regret the passing of a time when nursing was seen as a vocation, when nurses were proud to serve.
Last Updated ( Friday, 20 May 2016 )
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From Spade Oak to Cookham Bridge PDF Print E-mail
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Bourne End Regatta 1908 - thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk Ken Townsend returns on 14th April with an illustrated talk on the history of the River Thames "from Spade Oak to Cookham Bridge". This follows on from Ken's talk last year on the local pubs which had a lot of interest. On the night we are also going to have a Q & A session and we are looking for items of local history that you may have.
Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2016 )
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The Sky at Night PDF Print E-mail
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centreTalks February 2016 The Sky at NightSorry but you have missed this centreTalk In February Gordon Rogers will give a talk on astronomy entitled "The Sky at Night". The title is appropriate given that Gordon's own observatory was opened by Patrick Moore and featured on the BBC TV program of the same name.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2016 )
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Wine and Wine Tasting PDF Print E-mail
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wine bottles thumbnail Sorry but you have missed this centreTalk In November we have a talk about the different types of wines that are available today from around the world followed by tasting of a selection of wines.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 January 2016 )
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