The evenings are drawing in and days are getting shorter – a perfect time to look through your photographs and memories and put them into some sort of order.
The Memory Book project, at Burnham Methodist Church Fridays from 2pm – 4pm, invites anyone to come along and share those pictures and memories with others. During October we will be sharing “What is Remembrance, and what does it mean to you” over three weeks, 14th, 21st and 28th with teens from Burnham Park Academy. Come along and share your thoughts with today’s generation, and help keep Remembrance alive into the future.
On Friday 4th November we welcome Paul Sherriff to the group to share reflections and picture of Boyhood Burnham. Many people will know Paul – he’s lived in and around Burnham for more than 50 years. The afternoon will be relaxed and informal, with an opportunity for others to join in. No need to book, just some along to Burnham Methodist Church.
Following on from that, over the next few weeks in November we are inviting people who have lived or worked in the Lent Rise area to bring photographs and memories. Can you name and possibly show, what has been in the parade of shops over the years? What was on the site of Lent Rise School? Do you know the history of your home or the building next door?
These sessions are all free to attend, and coffee or tea, and biscuits are provided. Donations are of course always welcome. There is no “membership”, just come along and join in.
We are planning to end the term with Afternoon Tea at The Pines hotel on the 16th December.
Of course, the Memory Book is not the only project running. We continue to serve bacon butties and hot chocolate to local students on a Wednesday morning. This gets more challenging as the mornings get colder, but the team who are out from 7am are always blessed to have been a blessing. We would really like to share this blessing with one or two others – do you have an hour to spare on a Wednesday between 7 and 8.30 to help set up and serve? Age is no barrier!!
And The Meeting Place goes from strength to strength. Most Wednesdays between 9.30 and 11.30 there are a group of about 30, engaged in activities from drinking coffee, eating home-made cakes, sewing, chatting, painting, in all sorts of combinations. Mostly they are all making friends and building relationships with each other. Several have been involved in making wall hangings for the Methodist Church – both painted and quilted. All are welcome to come along and see. On the first Wednesday of the month we share lunch together – there is something special about sharing food with others.
We continue to support the charity “Pants for all” – collecting knickers (new), and bras (both old and new) to support women in Africa who do not have access to these things that we take for granted. Just drop off your donations to the Methodist Church on a Wednesday morning.
Can you knit? Looking for a simple project to support? The Well knitters have so far contributed over 1000 knitted triangle to an attempt to beat the World record for the longest knitted bunting!! The target is 17,000 triangles or 3400 metres, across South Bucks, and when the record has been passed next spring, the triangles will be sewn into blankets to support AGE Concern. The pattern can be found at AGE UK Bucks website, or pop into The Meeting Place on a Wednesday or Sew, Knit and Natter at Burnham Library from 10am on a Saturday morning.
If you would like more information on any of the above PLEASE drop into the Meeting Place on a Wednesday morning, or contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org