Thursday, 28 August 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey
It’s good to learn that our village website is visited by people from many places. I have received an email from Paula Wilson who now lives in Australia as she had read the report about Harry Ashworth’s death. She is the niece of Renee Baker of Church Lane and writes that she has one of Harry’s paintings of Chearsley school, hanging above her fireplace in Melbourne. This was bought by Paula’s parents, Pat and Norman Baker from Harry after Paula had written about her childhood memories of Chearsley school published in the Chearsley News in 1992. Renee is looking forward to seeing Paula’s brother and his son when they visit her later this month.

Chearsley Village Trust
Applications are invited for a grant from any village organization, society or individual. This is for any project which may be of benefit to the village. Please write to Val Davies, the Clerk to the Trustees, at Minster, Dark Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DA, giving details of your project, who will benefit from it and what other funds will be available. The deadline for applications is September 28th.

Village Quiz
There will be a Village Quiz in the Village Hall on Saturday, September 27th. Tickets are £8.00 each with a maximum of 8 per table. Tickets include food by the WI. Bring your own liquid refreshment, and some cash for raffle tickets. There will be posters advertising the event nearer the date.

Chearsley Show - September 6th
I hope you remembered to put in your entries! The timetable for Saturday is 8.30 to 10.15 when the hall is open for entries to be brought in and set up. Judging takes place from 10.30. At 2.30, the hall is open to the public and those participating with 30p entry. The presentation of awards is at 3.30. Tea and biscuits are available. Do come along to this fun occasion.

Village News
I need your news. Please email or phone or write to me about any family celebration – birth, death, special birthday, or let me know details about your Club’s activities and forthcoming events. There is only so much news I can glean from “having to go” to the Pub and being in the shop and tearooms!