Friday, 27 February 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Litter Pick
Laura and Rose of the Heybrook family are arranging a litter pick with the new date of Monday March 9. Everyone is welcome – the more the merrier and less work for everyone to do. Please meet at the shop at 9.30am wearing bright colours for good visibility and bring some gloves. Bin bags will be provided. Refreshments, including home-made cake and celebrations for Laura’s birthday, will be available in The Bell afterwards. In the event of real bad weather, tea and cake will still be available at The Bell from 11.30am.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The RBS Six Nations Rugby continues to be shown at the Cricket Club with 2 matches on Saturday March 14. Wales v Ireland with kick-off at 2.30pm and England v Scotland with kick-off at 5pm. Bacon butties at half time and the bar open half an hour before the start. Everyone - especially families - are welcome.

Wembley Day Out
The Cricket Club are arranging a Family Day out on Saturday March 28 to watch the Saracens play Harlequins at Wembley, with entertainment from Pixie Lott. Saracens run a “cashback” scheme with local sports clubs offering discounted ticket prices with cash paid to the nominated sports club for each ticket purchased. Tickets for the day out are £16.50 for adults and £5 for under 16s. This would mean that Chearsley Cricket Club would benefit £5 and £1.50 respectively as a cash payment for each ticket sold. Please contact John Howard for more information on

Jean and John Daish
I have received an email from John with news of Jean and himself since they moved from Chearsley a month ago.
“Well, we did it! With kind weather, friendly neighbours and of course our family now a mile way, the transition was “almost” painless. Our daughter Susannah’s boys, Patrick and Jonathan, have just left after a great weekend getting closer to cousins Tilly and Theo. It is great to have the family close at hand and popping in and out. We are registered with the local doctor, all very easy, helpful and at the moment we are remarkably fit despite the 50 boxes unpacked. We, including cat Smokey, luxuriant in our under floor heating. So dear friends, we have time to reflect on 25 happy years in Arden Cottage, where we hope Tara and Richard and the girls will be equally happy. We have established ourselves in our new church – three doors away - and the vicar and his wife will be coming this week to bless the house. We shall be back in Chearsley to see you all and to visit Susannah in the churchyard – but not just yet. Bless you all for the social farewells and the mountain of cards.”
Thank you John for taking the time to write this. We wish you and Jean all the very best and look forward to seeing you again in Chearsley.

Hazel Cahill There is sad news that Chearsley’s oldest resident who was 107 , Hazel Cahill, has recently died. Although Hazel gave up her allotment after she was 100 and had not been out much in the village since then, many villagers will remember Hazel as always up early to walk over to fetch her daily newspaper from the shop and invariably very smartly dressed, hair and make up immaculate, even when tending her allotment and wheeling her wheelbarrow overloaded with produce back to her home. A photo of Hazel and villagers taken outside The Bell when a surprise party was arranged for her 100 birthday appeared in The Bucks Herald 7 years ago.

And Then There Were None – a reminder that Eric Carte, although he can no longer be called “Chearsley’s Most Famous Actor” having now moved a few miles away, has been touring with The Agatha Christie Theatre Company since January in And Then There Were None. He is currently appearing at Chesterfield for a week and looking forward to Bath during April and Milton Keynes from July 20 to 25. Paul Nicholas, Susan Penhaligon and Colin Buchanan are among the cast in this production of Agatha Christie’s thriller described as “old fashioned entertainment at its best, witty, suspense, full of characters beautifully acted, masterful. 10 corpses in 1 play? What not to love”

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday March 1: Family Communion and Junior Church at 10am. Rock Solid for ages 10 to 18 at 6pm. 
  • More details of services in Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon and Pew Sheets can be found on the St Nicholas web page.
Diary Dates:
  • Tuesday March 3: Bingo at The Bell at 8.30pm.
  • Sunday March 8: Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Monday March 9: Litter pick organised by Laura and Rose of the Heybrook family. Meet at the shop at 9.30am, wear bright clothes and bring gloves. Refreshments in The Bell from 11.30am.
  • Wednesday March 11: Pub lunch - roast dinner - at 12.30pm.
  • Saturday March 14: RBS Six Nations rugby at Chearsley Cricket Club Wales v Ireland kick off at 2.30pm and England v Scotland kick off at 5pm. The bar will be open half an hour before kick off. Bacon butties at half time. Everyone welcome to come up.
  • Saturday March 14: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Bell. More details available at The Bell.
  • Sunday March 15: Celebrate Mothering Sunday at St Nicholas church at 10am. Mothering Sunday lunch at The Bell – please book your table in good time with Sharon at The Bell as places are limited.