The 50th anniversary of the closure of the railway line from Bourne End to High Wycombe on 2 May 1970 is nigh. To commemorate this sad event John Gurney will tell us about the history of the Wycombe Railway, from Maidenhead to High Wycombe.
This line opened in 1854, forming part of the original line from Paddington to Birmingham. Trains ran from Maidenhead via Cookham, Bourne End, Wooburn and Loudwater to High Wycombe with later connections to Aylesbury, Oxford and London. At Bourne End there was, and still is, a branch line to Marlow.
This event is staged in conjunction with the Marlow-Maidenhead Passengers' Association (MMPA), which was set up in 1972 to fight to ensure that the remainder of the line, and the branch to Marlow, did not suffer the same fate and, if possible, to work towards the re-opening of the closed section."
Note this talk is not on the regular 2nd Thursday.
Friday 22nd May 2020 at 19:45 (doors open 19:30) @ Bourne End Community Centre.
Tickets £5 (£4 for Community Ass'n members) on the door. £4 (£3 for members) in advance from the Community Centre Office or bar or book online
centreTalks are a fund raising activity of Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.