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Please help save the Village Brownie Pack

There has been a temporary team running 2nd Bovingdon Brownies for over a year now and they are standing down at the end of 2010.  New Leaders had been found for the pack but they have had a last minute change of heart and Brownies will cease to exist in Bovingdon at the end of the year unless new Leaders can be found.

 This is an established, full pack of Brownies with a waiting list to join.  It is based in the Infant School Hall at Bovingdon Primary and runs on a Tuesday evening for 1½ hours in term time.

 A small team of enthusiastic volunteer “Owls” is needed to keep the pack running.  You will be given support by the District and local guiding team and full training will also be given.

If you or someone you know can step in to keep the Bovingdon Brownie pack running, please contact Frances Evershed on 01442 832236 or Ruth Brown on 01442 834865.

 Thank you.

Christmas parties – transport

Steve's 8-seater. 8 for the price of two?Just a point. If you need a taxis or mini-bus over the Christmas break, please use your local drivers where possible. There’s Murray, with a lovely Merc or Steve with a number of 8 or 16 seater mini-buses.

Check the classifieds for numbers and details.

New Butchers shop

O'Farrells traditional butcher, opened this week in the village

O’Farrell’s, traditional family butchers, have been providing premium quality meat for the last eight years in Willesden, London. This week, the family butcher opened in the old Ricketts shop at the top of the High Street.
Owned and run by local Dennis O’Farrell, who has lived in the village for around 8 years, they specialise in fresh UK sourced meat.
‘We are committed to supplying quality, locally sourced welfare friendly lamb, beef and pork and specialize in selected cuts of beef naturally reared and bred. All the meat is well-hung and traditionally prepared’.

Frances de la Tour

Frances de la Tour in BovingdonBovingdon born, Frances de la Tour (born 30 July 1944) is an English actress perhaps best known for her role as Miss Ruth Jones in the British sitcom Rising Damp, and as Madame Olympe Maxime in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
She can currently be seen in the new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman and Mia Wasikowska.

Frances was born in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, to Moyra (née Fessas) and Charles de la Tour.  Anyone know where exactly?

Revd Tim Marshall

Vicar ob Bovingdon 2010Following the sad lost of our Vicar Tim Marshall, a memorial service was held at St Laurence Church On Sunday 24th October at 3pm.
Tim Marshall, Vicar of St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, September 14, 18 weeks after his diagnosis.

Aged just 57, he leaves behind his wife Anne Marshall, 55, daughter Zoe, 29, and sons Toby, 27, and Joel, 16.

Mrs Marshall, 55, of Vicarage Lane, said: “Tim was a wonderful and warm person, who had time for everyone. We held his funeral for family and friends on September 28, but I felt it was important to hold a memorial service to mark Tim’s life, he was a wonderful, generous man, who loved to preach.”