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Midsomer Murders

The Green Dragon, used in many of the Midsomer Murders series

The Green Dragon, used in many of the Midsomer Murders series

Episode 1, Series 13

Keep an eye on the TV series of Midsomer Murders for several shots of Flaunden, which has been used for many episodes. Faithful unto Death, Orchis Fatalis, Dance with the Dead, Midsomer Life and the current, Made to Measure Murders featuring Flaunden as ‘Milton Cross’.

“The residents of Milton Cross – a feudal estate with a church, farms, pub, houses and acres of land – depend on Lord of the manor Edward Milton (could this be William?) for their livelihoods. When Sonia Woodley is stabbed two years after the death of her abusive husband Gerald, Barnaby and Jones investigate – and the village starts to reveal its secrets.” Features Maureen Beattie, Philip Bretherton, Karl Davies, Sonya Cassidy and ofcourse John Nettles.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Filming of Harry Potter at the airfield 2009

Filming of Harry Potter at the airfield 2009

Part 1 (out next month) begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction-the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows \”The Story\” Featurette Official

Recall back in August last year, the cherry pickers on the airfield  – images have been found online from Bovy Airfield, showing preparations for filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Anybody got their own shots of the cherry pickers that span the runway leading to the market? Send them in so we can share them.

Tim Marshall

14th September 2010 – A message from Anne Marshall “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my beloved husband & our Vicar of Bovingdon died this morning at 1.00am. He was at home where he wished to be.”

Bovingdon’s David at Hyde Park

David Somerset Barnes, from Bovingdon, headlines a demonstration at Hyde Park. The protest was five times as large as the organisers had expected.
David at Hyde Park 2010

David began his music career young, lying about his age to DJ R’n’B and Hip Hop music in local pubs (Halfway and Dragon) and clubs. He was then accepted at music college on the strength of his singing ability, whilst there learning piano and guitar. After joining his first covers band Rocking Chair, he went on to create his own band The Somerset Barnes Project, writing and playing laid back blues influenced R’n’B and performing across the UK and New York . David is also a regular on the London cabaret scene, performing at The Pigalle, The Soho Revue Bar and Madame JoJos . He is currently appearing with The Somerset Barnes Project, soul bands Funkify and In colour.


Village in bloom

Bovingdon Library was presented with a bottle of champagne after just beating Parish Electrical  to the winning post with their beautiful floral displays.


Bovingdon Library

The hanging baskets competition, organised by Bovingdon Horticultural Society, see BHS on this page, was judged by Terry Simmonds, of Garden Scene in Tower Hill, Chipperfield, on Thursday, July 22.

Baskets were supplied to shopkeepers across the village courtesy of the society and a £400 grant given by Bovingdon Parish Council.

Mike Leon, (Ernest Wright Cup) and (Eva Stone Cup)
Doug Leslie (Victory Hall Cup) and (Chrysanthemum Cup)
Jeff Norwood (Dahlia Cup)
Mavis Lawrence (Outspan Cup)
Ron Smith (Allday Roofing Cup)
Glenys Welstead (Floral art trophy)
Diana Reay (Horwood Bakery Cup) and (Copse Hill Challenge Cup)