Friday, 28 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Wedding Congratulations

It was a perfect, glorious day for the wedding of Janine Rees and Kevin Dennington on Saturday August 22nd. The village has Janine to thank for buying and re-opening Chearsley’s village shop seven years ago. She has continued to live in the house, and now rents out the shop to Jeyan and Suki. A vintage London Transport bus took the wedding party, including Janine and Kevin, resplendent in purple themed outfits (Kevin's purple shoes were the envy of many!), Janine beautiful alongside her son and daughter over from America, to Beaconsfield for the wedding ceremony. The reception was then held in Chearsley village hall, also decorated in fine style with purple swags and flowers attended by many friends, family from Scotland, Wales and Greece, neighbours and villagers. A perfect day for a perfect wedding. All good wishes to Janine and Kevin for their future together.

The National Lottery - Coming to Chearsley Shop
There will soon be no need to travel out of the village to buy your Lottery ticket each week as tickets for all National Lottery funded games will be on sale in Chearsley shop in the near future. All sales of lottery tickets will help Jeyan and Suki in the profitability of running the shop. They work very long hours, are always so friendly, cheery and willing to help that they more than deserve every opportunity to increase their sales. I am sure Jeyan will be spreading the word when it happens and hopefully, a villager will soon be celebrating a lucky win!

Kop Hill Climb 
 Following the gathering of classic and vintage vehicles at Chearsley's Classic and Vintage Show on Sunday September 13th, there is the opportunity the following weekend (September 19 and 20) to have a look round at some more in Princes Risborough. This is the annual Kop Hill Climb which is well advertised and signposted. Last year 400 historic cars and bikes “took the hill” watched by over 15,000 spectators.
In addition to being able to watch the Kop Hill Climb, the paddock will be packed with more classic vehicles and bikes, the Wall of Death, back for a third year, the Soap Box challenge and the chance to test your driving skills on the ASM Racing Bug. There will be family entertainment including an historic fun fair, sponsors, exhibitors and caterers.
New for 2015 will be the 1922 Isle of Man TT winning Sunbeam Grand Prix car, which is on show on the Sunday. Last year over £48,500 was raised for local charities from this 2 day event. Cost of an adult ticket remains the same as last year at £10 with under 12s having free entry. Gates are open at 9am each day and the hill racing starts at 9.45am. Jonathan Hirst and Sian of Church Lane, Chearsley will be taking Jonathan father’s 1935 Railton up the hill again this year. Due to the event being over-subscribed, their MGs will not be climbing. More details of this event can be found at

Ann Veness Memorial Match - Sunday August 23
The rain eventually relented and a 25-over game started at 3pm. The Chearsley team, captained by James Veness, scored 191, the innings being dominated by a first wicket stand of 146 between returning Aussie Tom Whitelaw and Neil Davies. Mention should be made of Charlie Parker’s bowling as he took all 5 wickets to fall at a cost of 29. The Dream Team, with captain Adam Lazaruk made a noble effort but finished 21 runs short. Richard Veness presented the trophy to his son, James, umpires medals to the officials and the Man of the Match trophy to Tom Whitelaw.
Richard would like to thank everyone who attended this match in memory of Ann with particular thanks to umpires Bob Walter and Ian Houseman, scorer and tea helper, Terry Gadsby, and daughters Louisa and Ellie for the teas and the bar, Perry Smith on the bar and taking photos, and Adam Lazaruk for the BBQ following the game and to the spectators who came up. £250 was raised which will be sent to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Chearsley Show Saturday September 5th
Entries must be with Joy Payne at 1 Bernard's Close or Anne Lewis of Orchard House, Bottom Orchard, with the fee of 20p per entry by Tuesday September 1st
Come along on the day at 2.45pm to the village hall to see what will hopefully be a wonderful display of flowers, fruit and vegetables, baking and preserves and art and craft work and a special section for children. Teas will be on sale with home-made cake and the opportunity to win a prize in the raffle.

Mobile Library This will next be in the village by The Green on Monday September 7 from 10 until 10.25am.

The Bell
Regular events at The Bell now re-start. The Sunday Quiz will be held on Sunday September 6 at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join in – in a team or on your own.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 6 Family Communion at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall Doors open at 2.45pm for the public
  • Sunday September 6 Rock Solid Fun-D in aid of the Nepal Crisis 2 to 5pm
  • Sunday September 6 Sunday Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Monday September 7 Mobile Library from 10 to 10.25am
  • Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road. Free entry and free parking
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall