Bourne End & Wooburns
Bourne End and Wooburns was the tenth Local Directory magazine to be launched in November 2016. The village of Bourne End sits close to the border between Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, and near the point where the River Wye empties into the River Thames (“bourne” being an obsolete term for river, hence “end of the river”). Originally the village was located half a mile downstream from its present location.
Its riverside situation was the perfect location for its four mills which provided the bulk of local employment during their hey-days, along with the local farms and two wharfs on the Thames. During the 1850s the new Isambard Kingdom Brunel railway linking Maidenhead to High Wycombe created the Bourne End station, which boosted the local economy as well as the mills, allowing locals to travel more widely.
The neighbouring Wooburns comprises a collection of villages that includes Wooburn Green, Wooburn Moor, Wooburn Common and Wooburn Town, all situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The River Wye runs through the area on its way to Bourne End and the locals are particularly proud of the attractive Green with its listed buildings dotted around. The Warren Nature Reserve adjoins Wooburn Park. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Waborne though earlier, in 1075, it had been referred to as Waburna.
The former Wooburn Grange Country Club was used as the exterior of the Fawlty Towers hotel in the classic 1970s sitcom. Sadly the building was destroyed by a fire in 1991, then demolished and a housing estate was built in its place.
These days with rail and road accessibility to London, the whole area is a popular place for commuters to live. The villages still sustain many businesses and services while retaining an individual and community-like atmosphere.
The Bourne End and Wooburns edition of Local Directory is distributed to homes in the HP4 postal area which includes:
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The Bourne End & Wooburns Local Directory is a gem of information, packed full of products & services mainly from local businesses, as well as interesting articles, informative editorials, events, a cookery page, book review, community page, children’s page, puzzles & essential local information.
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