Friday, 30 May 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bank Holiday Sunday Barbeque at The Bell
As the blackboard on The Green announced, there was sun and a barbeque in the garden on Sunday May 25. Clever of Sharon to know she was to have the only sunny day of the Bank Holiday weekend and subsequent days. The Bell was busy with the sunshine bringing out families to enjoy the garden, chat and relax. Hopefully, the next Bank Holiday barbeque planned in August will attract such good weather.

Theatre in the Villages 2014
We are fortunate again to be able to host another of the shows. Please remember Saturday October 4 when Morgan and West, a time travelling Victorian magic duo, will be performing in Chearsley village hall – magic, comedy and parlour tricks suitable for everyone including children from 7 years, a show which was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. More information about tickets will be available nearer the time.

Eric Carte in Black Coffee
Eric has been touring with the Agatha Christie Touring Co.since it first opened in Windsor in January. Last week Black Coffee, the first play written by Agatha Christie came to the beautiful Theatre Royal in Brighton. It made a great day out, apart from the rain, on the train (of course, though no steam) to Brighton to go and watch a matinee performance and meet up with Eric after the show. Great fun to watch Eric play “dead” on stage for about 15 minutes until the first interval, as his character, Sir Claud is murdered soon into the play. He re-appears as Inspector Japp, complete with bushy moustache and raincoat in a performance which didn’t disappoint. The cast will soon be having some changes, including a new Hercule Poirot, but Eric plans to continue in his roles as Sir Claud Amory and Inspector Japp and it is possible the show will re-visit Milton Keynes and also come to Oxford. Black Coffee is a good, typical Agatha Christie plot with many possible suspects and little touches of Poirot humour. Go and see it if possible.

Planning application for 10 houses in Chilton Road
Many villagers who objected to this application will be relieved to learn that this outline planning application by Lloyds has been refused by AVDC. Copies of all correspondence and objections can be seen on AVDC website under reference 14/00308/AOP.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday June 8 - 10.00am Morning Celebration at St Nicholas Church – an informal service suitable for all ages
  • Wednesday June 11 - Lunch club at The Bell . Roast dinner. Ring me on 208913 if you would like to come.
  • Wednesday June 11 - garden open at The Old Rectory, Cuddington from 2 until 5 in aid of Scannappeal. A 2 acre garden with unusual sculptures and a 70ft garden canal. There will be refreshments and a plant stall and entertainment by the Germains Mail Voice Choir. Tickets cost £6.00.