Thursday, 24 March 2011

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
The next session of Bingo will be held on Tuesday 5th April with Eyes Down at about 8.30pm. The Bell offer a special price for Bingo players who wish to have a meal beforehand.

Bins, and all baskets including the glass boxes will be collected on Tuesday 5th April.

Royal Wedding Plans for Friday 29th April
The Bell will be open all day on The Royal Wedding Day, showing the wedding on a big screen. A barbeque will be available for everyone. A children’s street party organized by Chearsley Toddler Group and Youth Club in conjunction with The Bell will be held outside The Bell at 1pm. Donations of £1.50 per child would be appreciated. Please contact Angela Gray if you would like to attend the street party or are able to help on 202105 or email

Cricket Quiz
The quiz planned for Saturday March 26th has now been arranged to be held in Chearsley Village Hall on Friday May 13th at 7.15 for 8.00pm start. Tickets will cost £10 each for tables of 8. There will be a Curry Dinner, bar with real ales and fine wines, raffle and auction. Please contact John Howard on 07970651326 or Alex Brown on 07731578923.

Steam Train information
The steam train advertised to run from Aylesbury to Norwich (via Princes Risborough) on March 31st has been postponed until Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th.
For those of you who may be interested in watching a steam train pass along the line through Chearsley, there will be a Shakespeare special to Stratford on Avon, with Britannia planned to be its engine, leaving London Paddington at 9.36am on Easter Saturday, April 23rd. It is due at High Wycombe at 10.26am.

Waddesdon Manor
The House opens on Wednesday, 30th for the new season, when many events and exhibitions are planned, including a French Market over the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd on the North Front. It is the turn of Waddesdon Manor to be the subject of Royal Upstairs Downstairs to be shown on BBC 2 at 6.30pm on Thursday, 31st March. This is one of a series following the footsteps of Queen Victoria as she visited many grand houses and castles across Great Britain throughout her life. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Waddesdon Manor. Please contact Liz Wilkinson on 01296 653307 or email