Saturday, 17 October 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library This will be in the village on Monday November 2 from 10 to 10.25am.

Village Hall Management Committee AGM
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting of the Village Hall Management Committee at the village hall on Monday November 2 at 8pm.

John Race 
 Those of us who have lived in the Chearsley area for a number of years and can remember the time when televisions and electrical goods could be repaired will probably recall John Race and his small but always very busy TV and electrical repair shop in Church Way Haddenham. This closed many years ago and in retirement John was ordained as a minister in the Church of England and continued to live in Haddenham. Those who remember John and using his services will be saddened to learn that John died recently aged 78.

All About Chearsley
Christmas is starting to appear in the shops and possible ideas for presents could be either a framed or unframed print of Chearsley from a series of prints designed and painted by Alicia Howard. These include All About Chearsley Village; The horse Chestnut Tree and The Allotments. Alicia Howard has lived in Chearsley for over 25 years and has also produced Christmas cards of Chearsley in packs of 4 for £3 which will be on sale in the shop. In addition, Alicia will produce a personalised painting as a special occasion gift, or personalise anything including party invitations, birthday cards or do house portraits and caricatures. Her most recent work was a farewell gift to Rev. John Wynburne on his retirement, caricaturing John on his bike, guitar over his shoulder with the churches of Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon in the background. Please contact Alicia for more information or to discuss any ideas you would like to develop at

Christmas Menu at The Bell
The Christmas Menu will be available from Monday December 7 to Thursday December 24. A 2 course meal will cost £19.95 and 3 courses £23.95 to include starters, traditional turkey dinner, lamb chops, fish or vegetarian option and a choice of 3 sweets or cheeses. Please book by phoning Sharon on 01844 208077 or email her at

Friday Night New Game
The Friday night game of Chase The Ace has now ended with the 4th Ace being found. A new game of Roll The Dice will start on Friday October 23rd. So come along to find out what this new game is all about, meet up with your friends and enjoy a meal.

The Village Picture House, Cuddington are showing “Queen Live at Wembley Stadium” on Thursday October 29th in The Bernard Hall at 8pm. The record of one remarkable summer night in 1986. Doors open at 7.30pm. Refreshments available. Tickets can be bought at Cuddington shop or go to the Cuddington website to book on line. Tickets are £5 or £4 concessions.

Bonfire and Fireworks Party on Friday November 6
There will be fireworks followed by a bonfire at The Playing Fields ground in Cuddington. Everyone is welcome and entry is free. The bar will be open from 6pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm followed by the lighting of the bonfire. There will be a BBQ, hot drinks and cakes and mulled wine and glow sticks for sale.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 25 Family Service at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Monday October 19 Parish Council meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Friday October 23 Roll The Dice at The Bell new game starts
  • Sunday October 25 Remember the clocks have gone back 1 hour
  • Thursday October 29 The Village Picture House showing Queen Live at Wembley Stadium at 8pm
  • Saturday October 31 Halloween party for children at The Bell from 4 to 6pm. Tickets selling fast available £5 each for meal and juice and games.
  • Saturday October 31 Fancy Dress Halloween in The Bell from 8pm till late with disco and nibbles.
  • Monday November 2 Mobile library in Chearsley from 10 to 10.25am
  • Monday November 2 AGM Village Hall Management committee in the village hall at 8pm
  • Tuesday November 2 Bingo in The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.30-ish. Good cash prizes to be won.
  • Friday November 6 Fireworks at Cuddington at 7.30pm