Monday, 2 November 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Fireworks Evenings
Chearsley might not be putting on a firework evening this year, but there is no shortage of surrounding villages where villagers can enjoy a good firework show. Friday November 6 at 6pm offers a bonfire and firework party at Cuddington in the playing fields. Entry is free. There will be a BBQ, mulled wine, glow sticks and real ale from XT Brewery and tombola The fireworks display will start at 7.30pm after which the bonfire will be lit.
On Saturday November 7, there is a choice of venues – St Mary’s School PTA at Haddenham have a firework display from 6pm on the school field, when there will be hot food, a bar, fairground rides and various stalls. Tickets are available from White Hart Studio, Blooming Fruity, The Egg House and Haddenham Garden Centre at £5.50 for adults and under 16s at £4.50 or on the night for £6.50 or £5.50.
Long Crendon School PTA sponsored by Fischer German are having a firework display with gates open from 5pm with a 20 minute firework display, BBQ, mulled wine, local beers, sweets, disco and glow sticks. Tickets for this are available from The Flower Pot Cafe at £6.00 per adult and £4.00 for a child or £7.50 on the gate with a child’s ticket £5.00. Tickets are also available online at
There is still another chance to see some fireworks and enjoy a bonfire and live bands at The Poachers Pocket at Chilton on Sunday November 8 from 6.45pm, fancy dress optional. Ring 01844 208220 for more information.

Remembrance Sunday November 8
Sue Grimsdell is walking the village selling poppies again this year. You could be prepared and have some money ready for when she calls. This is her 17th year having taken over then from Sylvia Hicks. If you miss her, poppies are on sale in the shop and in The Bell. There will be a Service of Morning Celebration at St Nicholas Church at 10am followed by a service led by John Scholefield at The War Memorial at 10.45am to which everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available afterwards in the village hall.

Best Wishes to Jan Benskin of Elmbrook Close who is taking life a little easier after an unexpected visit to and treatment in hospital.

Diary Dates:
  • Friday November 6 Fireworks at Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Saturday November 7 Fireworks at Long Crendon School and Haddenham St Mary’s School
  • Sunday November 8 Fireworks at Poachers Pocket, Chilton
  • Sunday November 8 Monthly Quiz in The Bell at 8pm. Come on your own or in a team. Refreshments at half time.
  • Tuesday November 10 at 7pm Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at The Bernard Hall Village Picture House, a National Theatre Encore presentation. Tickets £10 bookable on line or from Cuddington Shop. Doors open at 6.30pm. Refreshments available.
  • Wednesday November 11 at 12.30pm Roast Lunch at The Bell – 2 courses for £7. Please book by ringing 208913