Thursday, 22 April 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsely Cricket Club
The Cricket Club held a very successful Quiz on Saturday 17th April in the Bernard Hall, Cuddington, when about 100 people booked a table and enjoyed curry and cake (and probably a bit of real ale from the bar). An estimate of over £800 was made which will go towards the cost of the Clubhouse extension.

Trip to Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Comedy Theatre
A coach party from Chearsley enjoyed a sunny day in London last Saturday 17th April to see their favourite Chearsley actor, Eric Carte, add a touch of humour in his own inimitable way as Rev. Samuel Gardner to this Bernard Shaw play which also stars Felicity Kendal. A photo of Eric in costume taken at the Theatre with his Chearsley supporters is on show in the Tearooms. Thank you Eric, for being the cause of our delightful day out. It was a shame that 3 of our intended party were unable to come, on account of the volcanic ash disruption of flights. One, planning to fly in especially for the trip from Madrid, and two others stuck in Marrakesh on holiday. For a number of us, the day was concluded with a curry meal in the Tearooms, thanks to Jay and her staff who hurried from the coach to get things ready and to look after us all. The play is running at the Comedy Theatre, Panton Street until June 19th. Leaflets are available in the Tearooms.

Long Service Certificate with Aylesbury Choral Society
Rosemary Wallis has recently been given a long service certificate as recognition for 48 years singing with the Aylesbury Choral Society. Congratulations to her. Throughout the many years Rosemary has lived in Chearsley, she has contributed to many societies and events, not least, the Church, as Church Warden, running Junior Church, chairing the Fete committee, member and President of Chearsley W.I. and not least her monthly Senior Citizens’ tea at her home. There are probably more. Well done, Rosemary and thank you.

Short Mat Bowls
This has now ceased meeting for the Summer period. Some of the members play at Thame Bowls Club which meets everyday at the club in Queen’s Road, Thame and where new members will be made most welcome. Indeed, a recruitment drive is being held at Thame Market, where you may recognize one of their members, Bill Giles, now retired BBC weather presenter.

Bill Giles at Chearsley W.I.
An interesting and entertaining talk by Bill Giles attracted a good number of visitors to Chearsley W.I. on Tuesday, 20th April.

Refuse and Recycling collection
Wednesday, May 5th is the next date when all recycling is collected – paper, plastics, cans, and the glass containers, in addition to the bins. Please note that cardboard is not collected. There are containers at Haddenham Railway station for this.