Friday, 10 April 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Ron Toop 
Ron who lived in Winchendon Road, Chearsley for over 53 years and was married to Beryl for nearly 60 years died on March 27 aged 84. Ron was very much involved in the village taking great pride in mowing and caring for the church yard and the War Memorial area for many years. His health deteriorated and Ron spent his last 2 years in a care home. His funeral took place at Chearsley Church led by The Revd. Canon John Wynburne on Thursday April 9 with many family friends and neighbours there. Ron would have appreciated the lovely warm sunny day chosen for his goodbye and Service of Thanksgiving. Love and sympathy go to Beryl and her family.

New Baby
Sue and Peter Grimsdell of Elmbrook Close are delighted to announce that their son, Richard and his wife Dawn have become parents to their first baby, Orla Elizabeth who was born in Camberley on Easter Sunday. Congratulations to all the family.

St George’s Day celebrations - a traditional meal of either roast beef or fish and chips is on the menu to celebrate St George’s Day at The Bell on Saturday April 25 at 7.30pm. A 2 course menu costs £15.95 and 3 courses cost £19.95. Please contact Sharon as soon as possible as booking is essential.

Pilates in Chearsley Village Hall - weekly classes are held by Debbie Corpe on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm. The classes have classic pilates exercises to tone, strengthen, stretch and lengthen using a variety of small props. You will need to bring your own mat. Please contact Debbie for more information and to book your place on 07770646494 or email her at

Chearsley Cricket Club are looking for new players. The Club belongs to the Cherwell Cricket league and has Saturday 1st and 2nd team fixtures with friendly matches on Sundays. Indoor nets have already started at Ashfold School, Dorton. Please contact James Veness at, Adam Lazaruk at or Peter Redfern at for more information.

Eric Carte at Milton Keynes
Eric is currently touring the country with The Agatha Christie Theatre Co performing And Then There Were None with Paul Nicholas taking the lead. A dark and captivating tale that will thrill and enthral as murder unfolds. The nearest venue to us is Milton Keynes for 1 week from Monday July 20 until Saturday July 25 with matinees starting at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

Spring Events at Turn End, Haddenham there will be a Leather Journals Workshop on Thursday April 23 and Sunday April 26 from 10 – 4pm with Heather Hunter to make a wraparound non-adhesive journal in sturdy leather. Booking essential. Cost is £50. Come on a leisurely walk around the garden with Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener on a Late Spring Walk on Tuesday May 12 from 11 – 12pm at a cost of £10.
Propagate your Own plants session is being held on Thursday May 14 from 10-4pm at a cost of £50. Booking essential.
The garden will be open under the National Garden Scheme on Bank Holiday Monday May 4 from 2 – 5.30pm. Entry £4 for adults, no charge for children. Teas, cakes will be on sale in aid of Christian Aid. Plants, greetings cards and books will be on sale. The gallery of photographer Paul Wilkinson’s work will be open and artist in Residence, Heather Hunter will be exhibiting her artist’s books and prints.
Contact Venetia Davies of Turn End Charitable Trust on 07717 834606.

A Night At The Opera Saturday May 9 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Long Crendon Friends of St Mary’s Church, Long Crendon and Aylesbury Opera Group are presenting a concert programme featuring a quartet of local professional singers accompanied at the piano by Anthony McCarthy. The programme will comprise famous and popular arias and ensembles from across the opera repertoire, including Handel, Mozart, Rossini and Verdi. Tickets cost £10 each and can be obtained by emailing or phoning Lindsay Kennedy on 290602.

Church Services at St Nicholas Church for Sunday April 12
Morning Celebration at 10am when another drama is planned to decide if the Resurrection was real. Refreshments before hand. Ready to start at 10.10am.Evensong at 6pm
April 19 9am Communion

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday April 18 W.I. Jumble Sale in the village hall 1.30 to 3.30pm.
  • Saturday April 18 Sunshine Club Bazaar in the Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 2pm
  • Saturday April 18 Call my Bluff in the village hall, fundraising for the 3 bells 7.45 for 8pm start
  • Monday April 20 Mobile Library 10 until 10.25am
  • Monday April 20 Annual Parish Meeting in the village hall at 8pm
  • Thursday April 23 and Sunday April 26 Leather Journals Workshop at Turn End
  • Friday April 24 Chuf Quiz in the village hall at 8pm
  • Saturday April 25 St George’s Day meal at The Bell 7.30pm. Booking essential.
  • Monday May 4 Bank Holiday Turn End garden open under the National Garden Scheme 2 – 5pm
  • Thursday May 7 National and Local Elections in the village hall from 7am until 10pm.
  • Saturday May 9 A Night at the Opera, at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Long Crendon
  • Tuesday May 12 Late Spring Walk from 11 – 12pm at Turn End Garden
  • Thursday May 14 Propagate your Own plants session 10 – 4pm at Turn End