Monday 26 June 2000

Chearsley Carnival 2000

These Foolish Things....

Tuesday 20 June 2000

Chearsley Stones Restored!

From our own correspondent.
Saturday June 17th marks the dawn of a new era as the Stones of Chearsley, until recently lying undiscovered in one of Ted's barns, are moved to The Green in preparation for the Chearsley Carnival - Saturday June 24th.

A team of youthful locals resisted all temptations offered by the local hostelry and manhandled these monoliths with the precision and workmanship that has become a byword in the village. Indeed, as the pictures show, most wore the traditional shorts and short sleeves for what may well have been the first day of summer.

June 19th: Phil Holland has electrified some of the trees enabling 'Night-time Illumination'. Unfortunately, a shortness in cable necessitated use of the nearest socket and we are therefore all grateful to Sue of The Bell for foregoing the use of her hair-dryer for the next week.

Sunday 18 June 2000

Five Go To Brighton!

Local heroes Dave, Angie, Mike, Richard and Peter defied all the odds, battling against warm weather and even uphill cycling, to complete this year's London-Brighton Cycle Run on June 18th.

"It was fantastic", said Peter on his return to the bosom of the few regulars who had waited until nearly 11:00pm for his return to The Bell. Obviously unfazed by the enormous physical stress he had just endured, he managed to walk unaided from the support car and announced his intention to organise a pub team for next year.

(Photo: Sue Grimsdell)

Saturday 17 June 2000

Raising the Stones - June 17th, 2000

The committee stage

The stones are maneuvered into position.

A pair of craftsmen 'do their bit' inside one of the stones.

Work is temporarily delayed after someone drops a 20p piece.

The stones are lifted with ease.

Sorry ladies, but these fine legs are already spoken for.

The secrets of the stones' construction is quickly disguised.

Precision spacing ensures even those endowed with the most ample girth can saunter between the stones in complete safety.