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Queen's Golden Jubilee

Bow Brickhill Parish Council are to present commemorative mugs to all children who reside within the Parish of Bow Brickhill of ages 16 and under. To ensure your child’s name is on the list please complete the enclosed form and return it to the Parish Clerk. Thank You.

Police Visit
The Police are visiting the Bow Brickhill Club on Tuesday 28th May at 2:00pm. The theme is Crime Prevention with a video presentation and discussion time. All residents are invited to attend. The event should prove to be very interesting and helpful.

Date of Next Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting is the A.G.M to be held on Thursday
9th May 2002, at 7:30pm in the Pavilion, Rushmere Close. The meeting is open to all residents and we would be very pleased to see you present. All groups will be invited to attend by letter.

Clerk : Mrs Julie Summerfield, 12
Station Road, Bow Brickhill.
Tel: 01908 645158, E-Mail juliesummerfield@

The Bow Brickhill Golden Jubilee Celebrations 9th June 2002
The Parish Council has generously donated to every child resident in
Bow Brickhill a Jubilee Mug. (Application form in the Newsletter)

The Area in front of the Pavilion will be used for Picnics and Sports etc, so cars under no circumstances may be parked in that area, for the safety of the children.

Activities of the afternoon and early evening will include, Sports with prizes of rosettes and medals, Fancy Dress, A Family or Group Quiz. Entertainment by some of the Clubs who meet in the village. Displays of Interest from the Clubs who also meet in the village. A Raffle, with tickets available on the day will be drawn. If anyone is able to donate a prize, however small we would be most grateful.

Tea /Coffee and Squash will be available, and from 5.00pm Hot dogs will be served to those who are getting hungry at a nominal price.

Children's Golden Jubilee Poster Competition 
Design a poster for the Golden Jubilee showing the date and times of the village celebrations. Over 5yrs can do what ever they fancy, Under 5yrs can colour in an outline which can be obtained from Julie Summerfield. Make your poster and display it in a window of your house from Wednesday 5th June onwards. The judges will walk around the village looking for the best poster. A prize will be given to the best poster in the two age ranges.


Red Bins Wednesdays May 8th, 22nd
Blue Bins Wednesdays March 1st, 15th

Mobile Library
By the War Memorial from 11-11.15 am on the following Fridays: May 3rd, 17th and 31st

The Bow Brickhill Club
The April meeting of the club took place on Tuesday 9th when, despite the ad event of that day, our meeting was well attended. Matters discussed included arrangements for our forthcoming outing to the "London Eye" and a suggested menu for our Jubilee Luncheon Buffet on Tuesday June 4th, agreeing to a charge of £1.50 per head. The club welcomes all senior residents of the village to this party, but would be pleased if you would contact either Rosemary Guess or Chris Loak in order that we may have an idea of the number to cater for. For our next meeting on May 7th, Mrs Bellamy, Head Teacher, has invited us to visit and do a tour of the school, an event we are all looking forward to. As we have arranged to be at the school at 2.00 p.m., we suggest meeting at the Pavilion at 1.50 p.m. and making our way to the school together. We would remind members of the meeting, for residents, in the Pavilion at 2.00 p.m. on May 28th when P.C. Cameron Smith will be visiting us with a talk, supported by film, on crime prevention.

Bow Brickhill Friends of the School
We have now raised £4000 towards the library which is half what we need. Many, many, thanks to our supporters. If you would like to join or assist F.O.T.S in any way call Georgy on 372626.

Youth on Show
Presents A Ghost of a Smile. A musical adventure to a haunted house inhabited by a family of ghosts, written by George Middleton, starring a cast of local children. Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th May 2002 at 7.30 p.m., The Jennie Lee Theatre, Bletchley Leisure Centre. Tickets £4.50 adults £2.50 concessions From Mary 647003 or Heather 661389

We would like to take this opportunityto thank everybody whohas generously donated or lentitems to us. We are most grateful.Special thanks to:Mr Smith – for a genuine WorldWar II Military Cap,Mrs Barden – for leather suitcase (given to her as a child), Mr Bowdler – loan of trestles and plank, Mrs Kesterton – loan of a traditional telephone, Friend of a Friend – loan of a nun’s habit!!!

The cast and crew of Youth on show look forwards to welcoming you to The Jennie Lee theatre.
Thank you

In the last edition of the Newsletter I may wrongly have given the impression about the extent of the Parish Council’s support of this newsletter. The Parish Council generously support this activity with an amount which goes a long way towards meeting the cost of printing.

A Poem - Evening walk
Just as the even-bell rang,
We set out
To wander the fields
And the meadows about;
And the first thing we marked
That was lovely to view
Was the sun hung on nothing,
Just bidding adieu

John Clare

Bow Brickhill W.I.
On Friday 22nd March members of the W.I visited "Legal London" this included Lincoln's Inn, The Royal Courts of Justice, and Temple Inn. A very interesting day with a brilliant guide, who had such a way of speaking, that she brought history to life. Thursday April 18th was a Group Meeting, when Bow Brickhill was host to Great Brickhill, Stoke Hammond and Soulbury W.I,s. Our speaker was Dr J Logan on " Woman's Health". This was followed by a finger buffet and a social time. The raffle, with several prizes, was well supported. On Wednesday 15th May the meeting will take the form of a visit to "Mack and Mabel" at Stantonbury Theatre, being performed by Milton Keynes Amateur Operatic Society. Thursday June 20th at 7.30pm at the Pavilion is the next meeting and for this we have a speaker on "The life of a Grocer" as seen when things like butter came in a large block , as did Cheese,also sugar was weighed in those blue bags, and rashers of bacon could be cut to the required thickness. A competition for "Home Made Sweets" and a Raffle will complete the evening. Do come and join us, we have a varied programme arranged for the year, and we can promise a warm welcome. For more details phone 01908 676500.

Many people were moved and saddened by the passing away of the Queen Mother and all her family and close friends spoke of her zest for life and of her sense of humour. She had a very strong faith and attended church regularly and these qualities, as well as a strong sense of duty, are an example to us all. 

One amusing story she used to tell was of a visit to an old folks’ home. The Queen Mother spoke to one of the senior residents and said "Good morning, do you know who I am?" To which the old lady replied "No
dear, but if you go and see sister she will tell you".

In Bow we continue to hold four services each month. Our family service in May is being led by Rosemary Clarke, our second Sunday communion will be led by the Rev. David Young and the Rev. Bill Wiffen will preside at the 8.00 am communion on May 26th . We are still awaiting confirmation on who will take the Evensong service on the third Sunday.
We hope you may be able to join us at as many of these services as possible.
With every good wish,
The Wardens

The Open Gardens Weekend, June 15th/16th
Organisation for the Open Gardens Weekend, which is in aid of church funds, is under way but we need more garden owerns to come forward if it is to be a success.  If you are interested in opening your garden, please don't wiat ot be asked as you may get missed out.  Also we hope to have a plant stall - any donations to this would be gratefully received (we can collect).  Please contact Kay Leeming on 01908 372032.

Services May 2002
Bow Brickhill - All Saints
5th May: 11.00 Family Communion
12th May: 11.00 Holy Communion
19th May: 6.00 p.m. Evensong
26 May: 8.00 a.m Holy Communion
Great Brickhill – St Mary The Virgin
5th May: 9.30 Holy Communion
12th May: 9.30 Family Communion 6.00 Evensong
19th May: 9.30 Holy communion
26th May: 9.30 Parish Communion
Little Brickhill - St Mary Magdalene
5th May: No Service
12th May: 11.00 Matins
19th May: 11.00 Family Communion
24th March: 11.00 Holy Communion

We are saddened to announce the death of the Venerable David Goldie, the Archdeacon of Buckingham. David may have been known to you due to his involvement in the city church project where he was area Dean for many years. He was a man of God and will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathy to his family at this time and pray for them.

Funeral: Brian Smith

A set of keys have been found in the churchyard. If you think they may belong to you contact John Wales on 01908 373907.

Fellowship Group
The next meeting of the Church Fellowship Group will take place on Wednesday May 15th at 8pm in the Church Hall. Come along and enjoy both physical and spiritual refreshment! Newcomers especially

Church Rotas

  Readers Flowers Cleaners
5 May Mrs D Waldron R Parker P Hewitson
12 May Mrs B Googer    
  Mrs P Wilby    
19 May Mr/Mrs T Holden C Smith M Smith
26 may Mr A Wilkins    
  Mrs B Googer    


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