Thursday, 7 August 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Car Rally Classic and Vintage Cars and Fun Day The unmissable notice is up on The Green with thanks to Rectory Homes advertising the 3rd Car Rally of Classic and Vintage cars and Fun Day to be held on Sunday September 7 from noon to 5.00pm at Chearsley Cricket Ground. Entries for cars to be exhibited are welcome now. The registration form can be found on their website on which you enter details of the car and any interesting facts and history. Enquiries are also welcome from anyone who wishes to hold a stall, craft booth or from car boot exhibitors. You can also email Mark on if you experience difficulties with the registration form. In addition to the expected 150 cars on display, there will be steam engines and vintage commercial vehicles. Fun for all the family will offer kids games and mini fun fair, arts and crafts stalls, BBQ and back by popular demand the Vintage Bus Tours around Bucks. There will be a flying visit by one of the most iconic fighters in history, the BBMF Hurricane, which will be in the skies over Chearsley sometime between 1.00 and 3.00pm on the day of the Fun Day, flown by The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) pilots of the RAF. Should be a great free day out with thanks to Fred Crawley the chief instigator and organiser of a Show that is becoming bigger and better each year.

Celebration of Flowers, Words and Music - St Nicholas Church will be full of flowers, words and music on Friday September 19 until Sunday 21 and welcomes everyone to come at any time from 10.00am until 4.00pm to have a walk round our lovely church. All donations will go towards the 3 New Bells Fund. Tea and cakes will be on sale. Please contact Joy Payne at for more information.

Theatre in the Villages Morgan and West Parlour Tricks Saturday October 4 at 7.30pm – tickets for this show in Chearsley Village Hall will soon be available for sale, price £12.00 each. As it is suitable for children, family tickets will also be available. Theatre in the Villages a rural touring scheme in Bucks presents an opportunity to have professional performances and entertainment on our doorstep and the trustees of Chearsley Village Hall are pleased to be able to welcome Morgan & West in Parlour Tricks, a show suitable for all the family from 7+ years. Morgan and West are a time travelling magic duo and they will be presenting a brand new show full of jaw dropping, brain busting, gasp eliciting feats of magic and mystery. A plateful of illusion and impossibility all served with wit, charm and panache. They are currently appearing at The Edinburgh Fringe. Refreshments of wine and beer and soft drinks will be on sale.

Pub Lunch in The Bell August 27 at 12.30pm– please let me know on 208913 if you would like to come to the next Pub Lunch. There is a choice of menu of sausage and mash, chicken pasta, or quiche, followed by strawberries and ice cream, chocolate pudding, lemon tart or cheese and biscuits. Meals cost £6.50 and include tea or coffee after the meal. The Lunch club is a way of supporting The Bell and an opportunity to meet up with others from the village. For a late booking, please phone The Bell on 208077.

Turn End Charitable Trust – is holding a workshop at Turn End Garden entitled Introduction to Propagation on Friday August 15 from 10.00am until 1.00pm. The cost is £20 which will include morning drinks and useful handouts. Please contact or phone 07591 018601

Early Autumn Walk – Turn End Garden in Haddenham will be open for a leisurely stroll through the garden with the head gardener, Jackie Hunt who will be highlighting aspects of Turn End garden of special seasonal interest. Tickets for this hour long walk cost £8.00 which starts at 10.30am. Phone 07591 018601 for more information.

Charity Fashion Parade - August 24 at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington – this will be held on Sunday August 24. Proceeds are in aid of local charities. Refreshments will be included in the entry fee. I have no details of the time it starts at the moment.

The Paintings of John Gibbons – Cuddington Village Stores and Post Office is currently displaying a selection of watercolour and ink paintings by John Gibbons. The last two villages he painted before he died in 2013 were of Cuddington and Chearsley and some of these paintings are on show and for sale in Cuddington Stores during August. John Gibbons, who was a deaf artist and his wife were great friends with a couple who live in Cuddington who would now like to help his widow, Claudia raise money to buy a tombstone in the shape of an easel in memory of John. John died 2 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2013.

Diary Dates:
  • Friday August 15 Turn End Workshop 10.00am until 1.00pm
  • Sunday August 17 Communion at St Nicholas Church at 9.00am