Friday, 19 June 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show
Please make a note that the annual village show will be held on Saturday September 5 in the village hall. The show is open to all villagers to exhibit flowers, fruit and vegetables they have grown, with categories for baking and preserves, art and craft and a special section for children. It is a small, friendly affair, with cash prizes only for children, and not without a certain amount of rivalry and competition.
Now is the time to be thinking of entries particularly in the art and craft sections – a model or photograph or craft picture which you can take or make during the summer. The affect of weather and garden pests will play a part in any decision nearer the show date as to what vegetables, fruit and flowers will be available for entry. Entries will have to be submitted in the week before the show to enable the great amount of background paper work to be completed before the Saturday.
More details of the Schedule will be available and distributed shortly. It is a fun village day even for those who decide they have nothing to enter. The public are invited in the afternoon to view the entries and enjoy a cup of tea and cake. So, remember the date – September 5.

Fond Farewell
John Wynburne, who has been vicar of Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon for 6 years is retiring at the end of August. Everyone is welcome to join him to say goodbye and to raise a glass or two to him at The Bell on Friday July 3 from 7pm. John’s Farewell Service will be held at Long Crendon Church on Sunday July 19 at 10am.

Jazz Picnic
Friends of St Mary’s Long Crendon invite everyone on Sunday June 28 from 12.30 to 3.30pm to the garden of Wapping Cottage, High Street, Long Crendon to enjoy a picnic to the sounds of Jazz provided by SWAY with entertainment for children of all ages. Please bring your own picnic and drinks. Tickets cost £10 per adult, £2 per child available from Geoff Smith on 01844 208205 or email It will be held in the Church House if wet.

Planting at Haddenham and Thame Parkway Railway Station
I notice that Vanessa Doyle of Chilton Road, Chearsley has been busy planting again at the station. A new wooden construction with seats at the front of the station designed by Rodney Lovell of Landmark Garden Design has been built with planting by Vanessa. If I had had more time before I caught the train, I would have had a more detailed look. I can only remember lavender bushes and pebbles with very attractive effect. The triangular beds created last year still look very good with lovely begonias whose leaves do turn scarlet in winter as Vanessa had said. This is not the end of the planting there, as another area is under creation.

Birthday Greetings to Dennis Gascoyne of Thame, a regular at The Bell on many occasions over the years especially for Bingo Sessions and Sunday evenings. Dennis celebrates his “special” birthday on Saturday June 20.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday June 21 Holy Communion at 9am
  • Sunday June 28 Family Service at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Wednesday June 24 Pub Lunch at 12.30pm. Please contact Sharon at The Bell with your choice of menu
  • Sunday June 28 Jazz Picnic at Long Crendon 12.30 to 3.30pm
  • Sunday June 28 Turn End house and garden open 2 to 5.30pm
  • Friday July 3 Farewell to John Wynburne at The Bell from 7pm
  • Saturday July 4 MeadowSong at 6pm at Long Meadow, Dark Lane in aid of the 3 New Bells Ring Joy Payne on 208513 for more information and to buy tickets
  • Saturday July 11 Cuddington Fete