As Spring starts so your Target for the months of April and May announces more great lockdown stories, fundraising and fascinating features. It starts on page one with details of what young George did during January to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Traffic woes are explained on page four but there’s no good news as the work has to be done if superfast broadband is going to be available. Also on page 4 there’s all the facts about the door-to-door Covid-19 testing in Wooburn Green and thanks for the great response. Target says a huge ‘thank you’ on page six as there has been a tremendous response to the appeal in the February/March issue. Comments of appreciation have come along with delight that the magazine has continued through the difficult period. And many more people are paying for their copies.
River Life is on page 7 and Peter Osborne has tales of the river, river people along with some useful information about lock closures and flooding. On page 12 you’ll find a feature about Bourne End Station and how it looked 65 years ago – creating a miniature version is a challenge. Drawing your house is a new venture that is explained on page 14 and one that Emma Pelling discovered during her lockdown cycle rides. A hero cabbie is a great lockdown story on the same page – hard to imagine London with no traffic – read what our cabbie did instead.
Community Centre news on pages 20 and 21 has details of a fund raising lottery along with news of how reopening might look for a few months. Forum Players have plans that include a panto for 2022 and the Angling Club are looking forward to friendly matches until all is declared clear for competition.
Food glorious food is the subject of a feature on page 25 as Target samples, literally, some of the great offerings available locally. Obits start on page 28 and continue on page 35. People who have been loved and who will be missed. Some thoughts from the new vicar at St Paul’s Church provide an insight into the man and his wife. He’s looking forward to being part of the community. Headway also tell readers what the charity did during lockdown to keep those suffering from head injuries both active and in contact with each other and the charity.
Readers will be astounded by the talent of a local glass artist when reading the feature ‘A Glass Act’ on page 32. It’s a must and illustrates world class skill and imagination. Another feature, this time on page 34, is all about Marlow writer Robert Thorogood and his talk to Bourne End WI. Past Times is on page 36 and it goes back to the days when the River Wye provided power for the mills of the valley. Lower Mill is the one featured and the unusual fact that, for three generations, the mill was run by the ladies of the family. Today nothing remains of a once productive paper and millboard operation.
All the usual features and, of course, The Falcon Quiz. Last issue’s biscuit theme brought in a record number of entries. Hopefully this theme of Easter will do the same. There’s a takeaway meal for two going to the winner.
Target Magazine is published every 2 months by Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association