Saturday, 12 October 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Jock Scholefield
Jock of Chilton Road died at home with his family present on Friday October 4th. Jock had lived with Mary in Chilton Road, Chearsley since 1991 and took an active part of life in the village. At St Nicholas Church, Jock would often read the lesson, and write and lead prayers until two years ago.
For some years he was Chairman of the Parish Council and among other involvements, played an important role in organising the village car pool service, taking villagers to hospital or doctor’s appointments, and when the Post Office closed, regularly taking villagers to Long Crendon to collect their pension. Since retiring, Jock had enjoyed a fairly quiet time but was always ready to help out and become involved. When the Youth Club started, he would read stories to the children, being a very good story teller.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday October 15th at 11am at St Nicholas to which everyone is welcome. Family flowers only and Mary asks that no-one wears black. This service will be followed by a private cremation. There will be a celebration of his life after Family Service on October 27th to thank the village for their love and support. Sympathies go to Mary and the family.

Steam train through Chearsley Sunday October 6th – there was disappointment that the steam train scheduled to travel along the Chiltern Line from Paddington to Stratford on Avon was cancelled at short notice. The message on Steam Dreams website said that the trip had been cancelled due to the coaching stock being trapped by engineering works. It would seem that lack of communication between the organisations involved was to blame. Oh well, it was a lovely day to spend half an hour in the sun, waiting in vain.

Quiz – this was held at the Village Hall on Saturday October 5th when £535 was raised in support of Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Eric Carte as Quizmaster made sure that everyone had a really enjoyable evening, even those who found the questions hard. Tony Hall, the organizer would like to thank everyone who came to take part, those who helped out on the night and to Eric for making the evening such a success. There are plans to hold another quiz next year and possibly other fund raising events.

Theatre in the Villages
Friday October 18th at Chearsley Village Hall - Diary of a Nobody - Tickets for this are still available and although it is better to book beforehand to reserve seats, it should be possible to turn up on the night and buy a ticket. Tickets cost £12 and are available from me, Margaret Morbey on 01844 208913 email or Tony Fleetwood on 01844 201176 email The evening of comedy and song in company with the Pooters starts at 8.00pm. Come in plenty of time. The bar will be open from 7.30pm and during the interval.

Mobile Library – this will next be in the village at The Bell on Monday October 21st from 12.20pm until 12.45pm.

Cafe Cibo Banks Parade, Haddenham – this has now opened again under new management. Open from 9.30am to 2.00pm Mondays to Saturdays. It is hoped that it will shortly be opening in the evenings for meals again as before, where you are welcome to bring your own wine. Dom Pisapia continues to make progress in the specialist neuro-rehabilitation centre in Amersham Hospital.