Friday, 27 April 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Ian Taylor
Ian of Dark Lane, who had moved only very recently from Walnut Orchard to another house in Dark Lane, was seriously ill with pancreatic cancer and died peacefully at home on April 18th. He was a well respected Solicitor and former Under Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, and among other contributions to Chearsley over many years, played a significant role on the Save The Shop committee a few years ago. There will be a Thanksgiving Service at Long Crendon Church on Thursday May 3 at noon. Love and sympathies go to his wife Carolyn and sons, Hugh and James and their families.

Chearsley Show
It has been decided that there should be another Chearsley Show this September, despite the difficulties caused by the hosepipe ban and possible drought conditions. It will be held in the Village hall on Saturday September 1st. Hopefully, we shall be able to have a good display of fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, domestic classes – ( more men are needed to enter the jam tarts class), art and craft, photographs. The hanging basket entry will this year change to a planted pot or tub. Schedules will be delivered in the near future. More help on the day for setting up would be very much appreciated - please contact Joy Payne or Ann Lewis. Whether you wish to take part by exhibiting or will just come along on the day as a spectator, please put this date in your diary.

Eric Carte

Chearsley’s actor can be seen online in the role of Sir George Parsons as part of an advertisement for pensions. It is well worth logging on to to see him. It is most amusing. Thank you Eric.

London Marathon success
James Wight, whose parents, Gill and Andy live in Church Lane, Chearsley, has raised almost £5,000 for Whizz-Kidz, a charity which helps to give disabled children a chance to lead a more independent life, when he ran the marathon in 4hr 34minutes, doubtless spurred on by his enthusiastic family supporters who were there to cheer him on.

Quiz at The Bell
There is a regular monthly Sunday evening Quiz at The Bell. The next one will be held on May 6 at 7.30 to 8.00. Sausages are provided at half time. Please contact Sharon or Ollie if you would like to come along in a team or on your own.
New on the pub menu is Thursday night Curry Night and Fresh Fish Friday. Booking is advisable.

Pumpkin Competition
Pumpkin seeds are available to purchase for £1 from The Bell for sowing now and with a bit of luck producing a good-sized pumpkin to take part in the Weigh-in in October.

Sunflower Competition
The Bell is giving away sunflower seeds to all children to see who can grow the tallest this Summer. Call in and see Sharon for more details

10K Race for Life
Roxanne, the daughter of our very esteemed Bingo Caller at The Bell, Paul Kingsman of Nether Winchendon, is running with her friend in the Race for Life at Milton Keynes to raise money for Cancer Research UK. on May 19. She needs support and would very much appreciate donations via

Chearsley Cricket Club
The Club have a busy year ahead of fund raising and cricket playing. To celebrate their 90th birthday, there will be a 70s 80s and 90s disco at Chearsley Cricket Club on Friday May 25 from 7.30 until 11.30. Tickets cost £12.50 per person to include chilli and jacket potato, with a vegetarian option available. Please contact Sonia Timberlake on 01844 208959 or email by May 20 if you would like a ticket. Fancy Dress is optional and there will be prizes for best costumes.
There will be further details later for their Ferret Racing Night on Sunday July 29.

Cricket Club 100 Club
If you would like to support the Club by joining their 100 club which will run from June 2012 until May 2013, there is an application form online, or contact Louisa Gadsby at Little Orchard, Church Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DF for more information. The year’s subscription is £24 (£2 per month) which, if 100 tickets are sold each month, would give a monthly top prize of £45, one at £25 and one at £15.

Cherwell Cricket League
Matches start on Saturday May 12 when the 1st team will be playing at home at 1.00pm. Come and watch cricket, support your village team and enjoy a glass of wine or a pint from the bar, which is open every Saturday. Families are welcome.