With absolute delight our community magazine returns to local homes and is greeted with great pleasure. The front page story tells readers that Bourne End Community Centre will reopen its doors on 1st September. At the same time Target has notched up over 300 issues in its 56 volumes.
Sadly the story through the issue tells readers that popular favourites like Wooburn Festival and Wooburn Fete will not take place. But on page 4 two great wedding anniversaries took place and there’s plenty to smile about. Peter Osborne writes his last Marina Life on page 6 but he’s not going away. Wycombe Wanderers get a mention on page 10 with their promotion to the Championship and a picture of one devoted supporter. Followed on page 12 by news that Bourne End Library has reopened – with restrictions – while the annual Craft Show will be on-line for 2020.
Budding growers at Bourne End Academy have used the lock-down to plant and harvest with some great pictures on page 14. And The Bounty has a story to tell as they created a new outdoor bar in time for their lockdown to be lifted. See that on page 15.
Lots of questions, and answers, form the basis of the Community Centre pages while panto fans will have to wait for news that there might/or might not be a show in early 2021. Oh, yes there will, is their wish. Pages 24 and 25 recall some lovely village people who died over the past few months.
And there has to be a lock-down story – read how three people passed the time and did something positive on page 30. Pictures from the first community market around the car park and with social distancing appear on pages 34 and 35. Past Times on page 36 talks about the magic of gaslight and how things changed when it made its appearance in homes and especially in the mills. No calendar on page 39 but a few appeals on the generosity and support of Target readers. Look out for the October/November issue at the end of September.
Target Magazine is published every 2 months by Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association