Friday, 4 September 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
September started well for some lucky participants at September Bingo at The Bell recently with £50 being won as the last full house prize of the evening. The Snowball game is still not won (a full house with less than 56 numbers being called) and the prize for this now stands at £230. Sharon has introduced a further generous prize for the evening – a voucher for a meal at The Bell for the person whose bingo ticket is pulled out of the draw at the end of the evening.
The next Bingo night will be on Tuesday October 6 with eyes down at 8.30pm. Have a meal beforehand at a special Bingo player’s price. Come along and try your luck, a warm welcome guaranteed if not a cash prize for a winning line or full house.

Kilimanjaro Trek in aid of Hope for Children
Georgie Allen left the comfort of her Chearsley home at 4am September 3rd to join a party from Surrey University and Cambridge University at Gatwick Airport to fly out to Istanbul and then onto Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzania, ready for the trek to raise funds for Hope for Children. On the second day of the trip, the party visits schools in Tanzania supported by Hope for Children to see how the money they are raising is used.
The Trek starts on Day 3, September 5th, on the Machame route which lasts six days, trekking for a minimum of 5 hours a day, culminating in a night time ascent on Day 7 to the summit for sunrise at Uhuru Peak, 5895m, which is an altitude gain of 1,295m from the day before. That afternoon, they begin the descent, a day of 14-16 hours trekking. The following day is a bit easier with just 4 to 5 hours trekking. What an adventure. Georgie is pleased to have raised over £3000 and would like to thank the many Chearsley villagers who have contributed. Donations can still be made by visiting

Classic and Vintage Fun Day Sunday September 13
There is free entry and free parking to this Fun Day in the Cricket Club grounds, Chearsley, starting at 12 noon until 5pm.The latest news of the Show is that the Spitfire Flypast is now scheduled for 12.25pm. Make sure you are there in time.
There will be live music throughout the afternoon. Blind Drunk can sadly no longer appear but in their place, Brilltones (based near Brill) will be performing. EJ, the young 16 year old from High Wycombe who sang and played at the Show last year makes a welcome return.
There are attractions for the whole family, including classic and vintage vehicles, arts and crafts, pets corner, funfair, refreshments, bar, live bands, raffle, trade stands, vintage coach rides and much more. The day has been well thought out and planned under the leadership of Fred Crawford. Let’s hope he can also organise good weather for day to make it a great success. All profits from the event go to the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Please visit for more information about the day.

Chearsley Peal
On September 9th, the Queen becomes our longest reigning monarch. To celebrate this occasion, bells will ring out across the country. In Chearsley, a full peal of 5040 changes will be attempted. This will be the first full peal attempt on our bells, one of which is appropriately named “Elizabeth R” in honour of the Queen. The six ringers will be drawn from those who have helped with the project to install the 3 new bells. Ringing will begin at about 4:30pm and, if successful, will last for just under three hours.

Hello Dolly
The Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema will be showing Hello Dolly at The Bernard Hall in Cuddington on September 28 at 1.30pm. Hello Dolly is a classic romantic comedy musical made in 1969 directed by Gene Kelly, set in New York in 1890 and stars Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford. It runs for 146 minutes. Entry is by ticket, available from Liz Davies on 01844 299150 for £5 each or £4 concessions, which includes a cup of tea and piece of cake during the interval. Doors open at 1pm. Please park in the car park at the Playing Fields, Bernard Close, to leave space outside the hall for disabled drivers.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 6 10am Family Communion
  • Sunday September 13 10am Morning Celebration
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Show in the village hall. Doors open to the public at 2.45pm
  • Sunday September 6 Rock Solid Fun-D raising day for victims of the Nepal Earthquake at the village hall from 2 to 5pm.
  • Sunday September 6 Quiz at The Bell at 8.00pm Come on your own or in a team
  • Friday September 11 and every Friday Coffee and Cake at The Bell from 10am to 12 noon
  • 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
  • Monday September 28 Hello Dolly at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm