Saturday, 10 October 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Baby Congratulations to Louisa and Darren on the birth of their first baby, Dexter William, on September 19 weighing 6lb 4oz. Louisa will be well known to many in Chearsley for the important role she has played at Chearsley Cricket Club for many years and for pulling a pint or two in The Bell. Dexter makes Terry and Michael Gadsby, Louisa's parents, first time grandparents and Michael and Yvonne Edmonds great grandparents again. Congratulations and very good wishes to you all.

Bingo at The Bell
There was a good number at this month’s Bingo on Tuesday evening, despite the wet evening, including some new players with beginner’s luck. The Snowball game was not won, so this will roll on for a possible £250 which could be won next month. Proceeds from the raffle which takes place during the interval made £38 for the charity pot. Bingo next month will be on November 3 at 8.30pm. Room can always be found for more to come and try their luck and have a very enjoyable evening with the chance to win a good cash prize. The final Full House prize this month was £57.

Theatre in the Villages
With regret, it has been decided by the Village Hall committee that this year we would not be hosting one of these professional performances which are now taking place in rural areas throughout the county. The size of Chearsley hall and stage greatly limits the choice of productions which can be performed. Although several productions over the past 4 years have been received with great enthusiasm by those attending, the evenings have not always been a financial success and it has been a struggle to sell the tickets. It is hoped that next year there may be some shows which will be suitable for our hall and we will again be able to offer the opportunity of attending one of these excellent professional shows.
Shabbington is hosting an evening of favourite classic songs from movies, shows and musicals in a presentation by West End singers, Jayne O’Mahony and John Langley on Friday October 23 at 7.30pm in the Church. An ideal evening out for all the family.
For full programme details of the shows, which are held in villages throughout the county, including prices and booking details, go to

Far from the Madding Crowd
Long Crendon Film club is showing this modern version with Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, a period drama adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy, in the library on Friday October 16 at 7.30 for 8pm. Tickets can be booked online at where more information about forthcoming films can also be found.

Services at St Nicholas: 
  • Sunday October 11 Morning Celebration at 10am and Evensong at 6pm with John Scholefield
  • Sunday October 18 Holy Communion (BCP) with Tina Sterling

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday October 11 Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Thursday October 15 Chuf Autumn Open Day at the village hall morning and afternoon sessions available to book
  • Friday October 16 Far From The Madding Crowd at Long Crendon Film Club at 8pm
  • Saturday October 17 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at The Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch
  • Sunday October 18 Steam train leaving London at 10.30am approximately 11.30 to 11.45 through Chearsley
  • Saturday October 31 Halloween party for children at The Bell from 4 to 6pm. Tickets available £5 each for meal and juice and games.
  • Saturday October 31 Fancy Dress Halloween in The Bell from 8pm till late with disco and nibbles.