Thursday, 28 August 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Ann Veness Memorial Cricket Match
Past and present members of Chearsley Cricket Club met on Sunday August 24 to contest the second Ann Veness Memorial Game. Ann died almost 2 years ago and had been a very important part in the development and running of the Club for many years. The match was a close fought exciting game, only being decided in the final minutes. Adam Lazaruk’s side, captained by Ed Holland won by 4 runs. They scored 185 runs in 35 overs, beating James Veness’s team captained by Matt Ricketts who scored 181. A great game of cricket. Thanks to Larry Warr for preparing a good wicket, the 2 umpires, Bob Walter and Rowly Willis, and tea lady Ellie Gadsby. Thanks also to 5 old players who hopefully enjoyed their day. Around £225 was raised from the day which will go to Florence Nightingale Hospice.

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Chearsley Author – Tim Bradley who has lived in Chilton Road, Chearsley with his wife and son for several years has just had his first novel for children/teen/adults published called Arnie Jenks and The House of Strangers. This an action-packed exciting adventure which takes Arnie, a 12 year old boy on a whistle stop tour through time. Arnie has to spend the night at crumbling ancient Shabbington Hall on account of a sudden heavy snowfall instead of being taken home by his aunt after a school trip. As Arnie wanders the house in search of hidden secrets he is suddenly transported back in time, to the Victorian era, the First World War, the 1600s and the hot summer of 1976, meeting various characters associated with the house, each of whom has a tale to tell from when they lived in the house. The book was published on August 28 and is available from the Book House, Thame, Amazon and other outlets in paperback price £6.99 or Ebook £3.49. Tim has been a Producer in TV drama for the BBC and as a freelance producer responsible for programmes such as Teachers for Channel 4, Primeval for ITV and Silent Witness for BBC. Good luck Tim with sales of this first book and for future work.

Chearsley Show – Saturday September 6 Deadline for entries for the Show is Tuesday September 2. If you are not thinking of entering, please have a re-think. Have a walk round your garden where you must be able to find some flowers or vegetables suitable to enter. It is all pretty low-key, so don't worry about not being good enough. Please ensure exhibits are brought up to the hall by 10.15am. The Show is open to everyone to in the afternoon from 2.45pm. Entry is £1, free for children. Teas will be on sale and some good raffle prizes.

Classic Car Rally and Fun Day Sunday September 7– hopefully the sun will be shining and the rain keeps away attracting crowds of visitors to the Cricket Club for this family day out. Entry is free. Over 150 classic cars will be on display, a car boot sale, mini fun fair, arts and crafts stalls, vintage coach tours around the villages,refreshments, BBQ. The Cricket Club bar will be open and a Fly Past of Hurricane sometime between 1.00 and 3.00pm. A lot of work has gone into organising this day led by Fred Crawford, so please come and support the show.

Sunday Night Quiz at The Bell re-starts after the Summer months on Sunday September 7 at 8.00pm. Time to get the brains working again and see how much you don’t know. Come on your own and join a table, or come in a group. It really doesn’t matter.

Village Hall Open Meeting - this has been arranged for Monday September 22 at 8.00pm in the village hall when the Trustees will be putting forward their plans for the future of the hall. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance by villagers who care for the future of our village hall.

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 6 - Chearsley Show in the village hall. Entries to the hall no later than 10.15am. Open to the public at 2.45pm
  • Sunday September 7 Family Communion at 10.00am in St Nicholas Church. Junior Church and Rock Solid re-start
  • Sunday September 7 - Chearsley Classic Car Rally and Fun Day at The Cricket Ground 12.00pm till 5.00pm
  • Sunday September 7 – Quiz at The Bell at 8.00pm
  • Monday September 8 – Mobile library at The Bell from 10.00am until 10.25am
  • Saturday September 13 – Family Quiz – early evening in the village hall.
  • Monday September 15 - Parish Council Meeting 7.30m in the village hall
  • Friday September 19 to Sunday 21 - Flower Festival in St Nicholas church in aid of The 3 New Bells
  • Monday September 22 – Open Meeting for all the village about the future of the village hall. 8:00pm in the village hall