Monday, 26 September 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust
John and Jenny Scholefield have again taken to their bikes to raise money for this Trust which helps maintain our church and other churches in Bucks. It was unfortunate that their ride took place in the rain on Saturday September 10, but they managed to complete over 17 miles and visited 15 churches. “wet to the skin and slightly less perky than when we started”. Well done to both of them. They would like to thank those who have already sponsored them and ask that donations can still be made by going to

Chearsley Show 
 For a list of winners and to view a wide array of photos of the exhibits at the recent Chearsley show, please see here.

Chearsley Challenge Saturday September 10
Despite the non-stop rain about 20 families turned up to the cricket club on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Chearsley Challenge obstacle course, in support of the Village Hall. Participants were led through an energetic warm up by “Sheepy” Johnson, then started the course in 3’s representing age groups of under 5’s, 5-10, 10-15 and adults. The course involved stepping through tyres, jumping over horse jumps, scoring goals, running with wheelbarrows, climbing over hay bales and ending with a very muddy crawl under a camouflage net – all without dropping the apple that they collected along the way!
All winners were presented with a certificate and everyone is applauded for taking part, especially on such a miserable day. But great fun was had by all and the event raised £200 for the Village Hall rebuild. Organisers are hoping to make this an annual event! Special thanks go to the Cricket Club for use of their grounds and opening the bar for much needed refreshment!

Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day
The organisers of this recent event would like to thank everyone who supported or visited the show. At its peak there were nearly 200 vehicles displayed contributing to a wonderful day which raised over £5,000 for the funds of the Junior Cricket academy at Chearsley Cricket Club. The committee look forward to welcoming everyone again next year on Sunday September 10. Details of when registration is open will be announced at the start of next year. Photos of the day including some drone footage can be found at or

Baby Congratulations
Robert and Brenda Dormer of Winchendon Road became great grandparents again when Eli John was born on Saturday September 17. Eli is the first child of their granddaughter Petrina and Hussian of Bicester and is their 4th great grandchild. More new baby celebrations continued when Tony and Sandra Saunders of Shupps Lane became grandparents again when Joey James was born to their daughter Tasha and James on Tuesday September 20. Amelia, aged 6 now has a baby brother to help look after. Love and congratulations to everyone.

Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show Friday October 7 in Chearsley Village Hall 
Tickets are starting to sell for this show which promises to be as well supported and entertaining as when Morgan & West visited Chearsley 2 years ago with their show Parlour Tricks. Don’t miss the only opportunity to see this new Morgan & West show Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show, suitable for ages from 5 upwards for all the family where magic and silliness abound. Chearsley is the only venue to be hosting this as part of this year’s Theatre in the Villages in Bucks, a scheme managed by AVDC which brings professional theatre and entertainment to village halls in Bucks.
The show starts at 6.30pm and the hall will be open from 6pm when hot dogs, crisps, soft drinks and wine will be available to buy. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance though some may be available on the night. Please contact Margaret Morbey on 01844 208913 or email or Antonia Stratford on 01844 208469, email for tickets or more information. Tickets cost £12 each. Family ticket of £40 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Forthcoming Fund-raising events for the New Village Hall: "Murder at The Manor" performed by The Thame Players will take place in the village hall on Saturday November 26. Find the murderer and win a prize! Doors open at 7.30pm for the performance start at 8pm. Tickets are £15 which includes a 2 course dinner. Please contact Antonia Stratford, Alex Wall Morris and Angela Gray for tickets of email

Elevensies for everyone will be held in the village hall on Saturday December 3 from 11am to 1pm when there will be real coffee, specialist teas and home made cakes by Chearsley bakers. Another opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy delicious refreshments and help raise funds for the new village hall. As well as refreshments, there will be Christmas food and crafts with seasonal gifts and goodies on sale. Alicia and Anne Pratt will be looking for supporters over the next few weeks.

Aylesbury Opera presents The Daughter of the Regiment, a splendid comedy in concert version of Donizetti’s sparkling comic opera. “bursting with music that is light, bright and irresistibly catchy”. There will be a performance on Saturday October 1 at Holy Cross and St Mary Church, Quainton at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each, no charge for children and are available on the door or in advance from Quainton Village shop or Philip Goddard on 01296 651801.
There will also be a performance on Saturday October 8 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s church, Princes Risborough. For advance tickets contact Philip Hayes on 07725 868092. The performances include an interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm. More information is available at their website

Refuse Collections: Wednesday September 28 when the general green lidded bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 2 10am Family Communion
Diary Dates :
  • Friday October 7 Theatre in the Villages with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show in the village hall Doors open at 6pm for refreshments for 6.30pm start. Phone 01844 208913 for tickets or tickets available on the door.
  • Friday October 14 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday November 26 Murder Mystery Night Murder At the Manor with local drama group, The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15 to include dinner.
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall. Real coffee, specialist teas, home made cakes, Christmas food and crafts.