Thursday, 11 September 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show - Saturday September 6 -a good number of entrants and entries were on show in the village hall making a fine display of flowers, fruit and vegetables, cakes, photos and handicrafts. It was pleasing to have some first time entrants this year. Andy Yorke, for one, must be extremely proud of his entries, winning The Gadsby Trophy for best Vegetables and the Vic Walker Cup as Overall Winner of the show at his first attempt.
A decorated hard-boiled egg, a new entry for this year, attracted a lot of entries from the children as did the fairy cakes and pictures and models from vegetables. Congratulations to Harry Lazaruk who won the Harold Braley Cup for Best Children’s Entry and Jessica Taylor for winning the cup for Children’s Champion.
The children received cash prizes from Andy Bell known to many of them at St Nicholas Church. No such incentives for the adults - winners received an attractive certificate, designed by Alicia Howard, who is also responsible for designing the new Show brochure, and the pleasure of taking part. Ann Persson won a plaque for Best Photograph; Toby Sampson a plaque for Best Model; Jann Grimshaw a plaque for Best Art Entry; Ineta Green a plaque for Craft; Giles Witcher won the Eli Godfrey Glass Plate for Men’s Jam Tarts; Julia Witcher the Wilfred Kind Cup for Best Domestic; Pauline Parkes the Olive Ashworth Cup for Best Flowers; Rachel Sampson the Lane Bud Vase for Best Flower Arrangement; Toby Sampson the Harry Gregory Cup for Craftsmanship; Michael Heybrook a wooden bowl for Best Fruit and Alan Parry, the Pat Marshall Cup for Best Tomatoes.
Well done to everyone who took part. Joy Payne as President and Ann Lewis as entries co-ordinator heading a small committee are to be thanked for their hard work on the day and days leading up to it and should be rightly proud of another successful show.

Classic and Vintage Car and Fun Day - This family day on Sunday September 7 at the Cricket Club, opened by Vice President, Mike Heybrook and compered on the microphone by John Howard is the third year this has been organised by Fred Crawford and his team of Mark Haynes, Larry Greenfield, Adam Lazaruk, Terry Gadsby, Paul Kingsman and Angela Gray and was a great success.
All the hard work of the team and helpers, supported by the sponsors and the crowds that attended has enabled an amount of around £3000 to be given towards cricket equipment for the ever growing junior section of the Cricket Club. The weather played its part encouraging villagers and visitors to stay all afternoon enjoying the sunshine while inspecting the many classic and vintage cars on show, sitting and chatting, having a drink or cup of tea from the Cricket pavilion and listening to the voice of Emily–Jane, a talented 15 year old, and a band led by Larry Warr, the groundsman at the Club, while the children enjoyed the fairground and games.
The RAF Hurricane Fly Past was a spectacular finish to the show. Congratulations to Fred and his team. The Bucks Herald has printed 2 good photos of the Show, one of Batman’s Batmobile and one of Emily-Jane Rutland in this week’s edition.

Theatre in the Villages – Saturday October 4
Tickets are now on sale for a performance by Morgan and West of Parlour Tricks in Chearsley village hall on Saturday October 4 starting at 7.30pm. Morgan and West’s brand new show of illusion and magic has been very well received throughout the UK and abroad, being voted Best Comedy Show at Buxton Fringe. “It’s a true pleasure to spend an hour in their conjuring company ... feel-good entertainment courses through this show” is a comment from Fringe Guru.
The show is suitable for adults and children from 7+. Some tickets have already been sold, and we are hoping for a full house, so please book early if you would like to come. Contact Margaret Morbey on 01844 208913 or Tony Fleetwood on 01844 201176. Tickets cost £12 each. There is a Family ticket for £40 for 2 adults and 2 children. The show is about 90 minutes long, so allowing for an interval, it should end about 9.30pm – not too late for children on a Saturday night. There will be a bar and tea and coffee and soft drinks available.
Theatre in the Villages supported by Mix 96, Wycombe District Council and Aylesbury Vale District council brings professional performances on your doorstep.

Flower Festival - “To The Swinging and The Ringing of The Bells” when beautiful flower arrangements, words and music will be in St Nicholas Church, Chearsley on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 19 to 21 September from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day. Everyone is welcome to come and visit our beautiful church when Church archives will be on display as well as refreshments of tea and cakes and plants for sale. All donations will go to the fund for Three New bells for the church.

Harvest Festival Family Service – All are welcome to this service to be held on Sunday September 28 at St Nicholas Church at 10.00am. Gifts will be donated to The Steppin’ Stone Centre for the homeless in Oxford. Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables are welcome as are dry produce, such as tinned food, rice, sugar, pasta and all foods which can be used in the Centre’s kitchen.

Open Meeting about plans for the Village Hall – Monday September 22 at 8.00pm. The trustees of the Village Hall hope there will be a good attendance of villagers to hear plans and proposals for the future of the hall and to contribute their suggestions and ideas.

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 13 - Cricket Club Awards Evening for Senior Team and Under 15s team. Doors Open 7.00pm. Awards at 7.30pm. There will be a Curry delivery. Please order before 7.30pm on the night.
  • Monday September 15 - Parish Council meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday September 16 - W.I. in the village hall at 2.00pm
  • Friday September 19 to Sunday 21 - Celebration of Flowers, Words and Music - St Nicholas Church will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day. Fun. Tea and cakes and plants will be on sale. Please contact Joy Payne at for more information.
  • Sunday September 21 – Communion at 9.00am at St Nicholas Church
  • Monday September 22 – Open Meeting for all the village about the future of the village hall. 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Wednesday September 24 - Pub Lunch at The Bell. Contact Margaret Morbey on 208913 for details of the menu and to book your place.
  • Saturday September 27 – Harvest Supper in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Sunday September 28 - Harvest Festival Family Service at 10.00am in St Nicholas church