Sappers Field

Sappers Field, so called because a group of Royal Engineers developed the 6 acres of land out of an old council tip.  It lies at the top of Wooburn Moor off Kiln Lane and has been leased from Wycombe District Council since 1974 at an initial rent of £130pa.  When the current lease expires in 2014 it can be extended for a further 15 years.  A haven of peace, it is used by BEJSC footballers, dog walkers, exercisers, kite flyers, blackberry pickers, picnickers, local guide groups and children and their parents enjoying the playground. 

The Golden Jubilee summer party was held in Sapper's Field on 3 June 2002 providing a unique opportunity for families, friends and communities to come together to celebrate a major mile stone in history, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 50th year as Monach. 

Beacon by day

Beacon on Sapper's FieldAnother memorable occasion and coming together of parishioners was Trafalgar Day when the beacon was lit again and a good time was had by all.  The Parish Council provided wine and burgers, made sure the beacon ignited at the appointed hour, and generally took care of the overall organisation of the event.

On 28 June 2009, Hawks Hill & Widmoor Residents Action Group decided to hold a celebration get together and a great rock band accompanied a traditional hog roast and busy bar.  One of the highlights of the day was the spreading of wild flower seeds by the children in the meadow land area which were donated by the Parish Council.  The day was such a success, there are rumours it could become an annual event.