Thursday, 14 January 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
The first Bingo session of the year was a fairly quiet evening, with many regular players including Paul our caller unwell and unable to come. Sharon made a good stand-in as caller, calling out at a fast rate to keep us concentrating and not having time to lark around as usual. With a bit more experience and swotting up of the bingo lingo she will surely become as competent as Paul. The cash prizes were still pretty good despite the lack of participants, with a win of £40 for the final full house. The Snowball game continues and now stands at £60 and the Raffle made £29 which goes towards the new village hall.
The next Bingo session will be the usual first Tuesday of the month, February 2 at 8.30pm. Attending the Bingo evenings is a way of supporting The Bell , meeting up with other villagers for a good time out in the village and having a chance of winning a cash prize. Sharon offers Bingo players a meal beforehand at £7.50. Other evening Meal offers continue of 2 curries and a bottle of wine on Thursdays, 2 fish and chips for £25 on Fridays and other nights 2 meals for £15. See the notice board in The Bell for an update.

Roll The Dice is back on a Friday night at The Bell. Tickets cost £1 and the draw takes place on Friday evenings at 8.30pm. If you have the lucky ticket drawn out you have the chance to roll the dice and win whatever number the dice falls on.

Burns Night at The Bell
This will be celebrated in the usual fashion with a meal and other associated traditions on Saturday January 30. More details will be available later.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema Monday January 25 at The Bernard Hall A new year of monthly classic films starts again when Showboat starring Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel will be shown at The Bernard Hall Cuddington at 1.30pm with doors open at 1pm. This romantic musical features well known songs such as “Make Believe” “’Ol Man River” and “Can’t Help Loving dat Man”. Tickets are £5 or £4 concession which include tea and cake during the interval. Please ring Liz Davies on 01844 299150 to book your ticket. Please remember that as parking outside the hall is very limited, visitors are asked to park in the Playing Fields Car Park.

Information please
 I can only report events and happenings in Chearsley if I get to hear about them and would very much welcome news from everyone either by phone or email. I have been very grateful to receive so many old Christmas cards to make into gift tags with Podge from villagers who have responded to my request through this column. We still welcome more!

Diary Dates:
  • Monday January 18 Parish Council Meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Thursday January 21 Chuf Winter Open Day at Chearsley village hall – 2 sessions
  • Saturday January 23 Family Quiz in the village hall at 5pm
  • Monday January 25 Mobile Library 10 to 10.25am