Saturday 8 July 2000

Eric To Star In West End?

News reaches our celebrity desk of the likelihood that local thespian Eric Carte is to be offered the part of Willy Banbury in the classic Noël Coward play, Fallen Angels. Co-stars of the revival include Frances de la Tour and Felicity Kendall who are reported as being 'absolutely delighted' at the possibility of treading the boards with the MC of our recent Chearsley Carnival. Eric is no stranger to appearances alongside such glamorous actresses. In 1976 he starred alongside non other that Joanna Lumley in an episode of The New Avengers. Our research also reveals filmed appearances in a variety of roles in productions ranging from 'Poirot' and The Woman In White' to 'Space 1999' and 'The Beast Must Die'.

Fallen Angels was first performed in 1925 and the comedy tells of two married girlfriends awaiting the arrival of the man with whom they are both having an affair. Fans of Eric should be able to catch him at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, between September 4th to 23rd, after which the production goes on a three week UK tour. From October 16th, performances will be in London's West End - the exact venue as yet to be announced.
Interviewed on Friday night, Eric intoned "The part is mine, dear boy!"

Saturday 1 July 2000

Cynthia Loses Her Rug!

Search of area reveals no clues!

News has reached us that young mother of one, Cynthia Siddal, left her picnic rug on The Green late on the afternoon of Carnival Day. A passing villager, Nick Fogden, later carefully folded the rug and placed it on the bench in the middle of The Green but shortly after that it disappeared. The rug, described as 'green' and 'waterproofed on one side', was a prized possession and its loss puts in jeopardy future family picnics.
(Photo-fit picture)

Husband Charles, consoling his devastated wife at The Bell, made no comment but we believe an alcohol-based reward may be offered for the rug's safe return. Their young son, Harrison, has not been told of the news. This is the second blow to hit the family this week - irreplaceable photographs were lost when Cynthia's last photographic endeavours were subject to an accidental Hot Wash cycle.

In depth investigation has revealed the rug to be of a 'tartan' style and using the most up-to-date technology, the above illustration has been produced in the hope that it will trigger someone's memory.
Speculative rumours that the rug may have been used in a satanic ritual under the Carnival Stones has been dismissed as 'pure speculation'.

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