Welcome to the April/May issue of Target. On page 8 the WI’s storybook bench arrives in the library and children enjoy stories and songs with actions while they sit on the bench. Now into its intended home the bench will be a firm favourite with children and their parents. On the same page Wooburn and Bourne End Parish Council offer help to anyone planning events connected with HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
World record winners feature on the front page as the oldest team to row across any ocean. Their story is one of grit and determination. At the same time the front page flash directs readers to contact information for anyone wanting to help Ukrainian refugees.
A new balcony at the Upper Thames Sailing Club features on page 11 then the U3A Aerobics Class has their reporter joining in with all the good movements – when not taking photographs. St Mark’s Church has an urgent appeal on page 14 as their finances have been badly affected through restrictions and they appeal for worshippers to return and support their efforts. Vineyard Secrets continues on page 17 with a look at the difference between the traditional cork and screw top bottles. Then there’s ideas on what wines to drink with traditional Easter or Passover food. Environmental Report on page 18 reveals the truth about the not-so-cuddly mole and it power as a digger.
Community Centre news on pages 19, 20 and 21 returns to being packed with cinema screenings, talks, angling news, a safety talk and centre jazz bands. Great to have all the usual activities back and ready to welcome people into the centre. And there’s a Union Jack photo competition. Royal Carriages, in miniature, feature on pages 24 and 25 as Peter Smith explains how he found his hobby for model making turning into something wonderful that will be part of the Royal Mews historical collection in years to come. On page 25 the Trefoil Guild celebrate their 50th anniversary.
On page 30 this programme for a Miss Bourne End Contest was discovered in an attic recently and arrives as the Community Centre celebrates its 60th anniversary. The finder was reminded of the excitement of fund raising for a community centre all those years ago. Past Times covers ten years from 1962 to 1972 on page 36 and there’s a competition on page 39 for any Coronation memories from older readers that will be featured in the June/July issue. Plus loads of other stories including River Life, how could we forget our River Thames correspondent?
Target Magazine is published every 2 months by Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.