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News - September

Charity Coffee Morning

Bullet The Charity Coffee Morning held on 10 August by the New Thursday Group raised £215 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Many thanks go to all those who supported the event or helped.


Pig Roast

Bullet The Pig Roast proved to be a superb village evening and a profit of £280 goes to St Lauds Church funds. A big thank you to all who helped - getting ready, serving, carving and clearing up. A special thank you to the young boys who offered to help and did so throughout the evening.


50/50 Auction

Bullet It is hoped to have another 50/50 Auction later in the year. Items suitable for the auction are: furniture, household appliances, glass, crockery, garden equipment, bicycles, books and almost everything you can think of, but no clothes please. If you are thinking of a clear out and might have anything suitable please contact Derek Ferris (Tel: 611083) or Ella Field (Tel: 610560). Storage is available for larger items.


Sherington Fete

Bullet Sherington Fete was held at the end of June and was a very happy and successful event. It was charmingly opened by Keeley Flanders of Church Road who played Jacqueline DuPre's sister as a child in the film 'Hilary and Jackie'. She read a poem she had written specially for the occasion.


Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Bullet Mr and Mrs Victor Moxham of Crofts End celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 6 August. They received a card from the Queen.

Bullet Anne was born and raised in South Shields, County Durham but moved to London when she was 16. There she met and married young Victor Moxham in St Andrew's Church Kingsbury NW9 on 6 August 1939. Vic was on Active Service during the war and, for a space of three years, he and Anne were completely separated. Their only daughter, Susan, was born in 1950. Vic and Anne moved to Sherington 20 years ago when Vic retired as they wanted to be near Susan who then lived in Lavendon. Susan now resides in Oxfordshire and it was there that Vic and Anne, with their daughter, granddaughter, family and friends celebrated the anniversary of their wedding, 60 years ago.


Grand Talent Competition

Bullet Choc Chip Cookie Cakes can be obtained from Pam Fieling (616763).

Bullet Decorated Candle Holders from Jill Burgess (611163).

Bullet Handmade Earrings from Pauline Donnelly (611747).

Bullet Beginners Piano Lessons for Adults from June Drew (614778).


Wanted - SCAN Treasurer and Advertising Manager

Bullet Could you help? Wendy Clarke has given sterling service for the past two years; she has given time and patience in addition to her considerable abilities but now with her work, running her home, a toddler and another baby on the way, something has to give so SCAN has agreed to try to find someone else who could do her work for SCAN.

Bullet Some desk-top-publishing skills, a suitable PC and printer would be useful to any volunteer, as would weekday access to a bank for paying in. Otherwise only time, good humour and common sense are required. Perhaps the two jobs could be separated. The pay is terrible (there is none) but it is an interesting way to be of use to your community. SCAN needs you. Please think about this and if you can help ring Wendy (612222) or the SCAN Editor, Harriett Milner (610458).


Sherington Short Mat Bowls Club

Bullet Sherington Bowls Club is a limited number club and currently has vacancies for 9 members. Ideally these would be drawn from Sherington as the club was formed for these residents, but membership is now being opened to a wider area. If you are at all interested why not go along for a cup of tea and a try (the club has the bowls) and a chat. Or if you would like to talk to the Secretary ring Eileen West on 611651. She will be pleased to give you full information. The Club likes to play for fun and Monday afternoons are full of this, but they also like to take the games more seriously at times. There is room for both aspects at Sherington.

Bullet There are visiting teams and the Club also play away at other club venues so there is a varied programme that suits all types and levels of players. Everyone started as absolute novices and there are members from 50 to 90 years old. This is just the sort of gentle exercise the members all need.

Bullet The Club has just completed its singles and doubles matches, run during the Monday meetings. Winner of the singles was Norman Arnold who narrowly beat John Osgood in a thrilling match. Winners of the doubles were Eileen West and Pat Davis who beat Les Milnes and Tom Holmes. Again a nile-biting finish.


Dance Classes

Bullet Dance Classes for children will resume in the Village Hall on Wednesday 15 September.

Bullet All the classes are taken by Melanie Morton (Tel: 618438) who is a qualified ballet, tap and modern dance teacher. She is fully qualified with the RAD, ISTD and IDTA dance societies. If you feel you might be interested but aren't sure what is involved, you may go along and have a look. There is no pressure.

Bullet Adult classes will be held on Tuesday 14 September and 5, 12 and 19 October in the Village Hall from 8 to 9pm. £2.50 per class. Exercise the body with stretching, strengthening and toning exercise. Get moving with basic jazz moves to build up dance routines.



Bullet SCAN thanks those who have given financial assistance: Ella brought a donation from a Sherington resident, Phil from a friend in Bristol and another from a friend in Newport. A faithful reader, now resident in Newport, sent one to the editor, and two contributions from North Crawley reached the Treasurer via Mrs Collier, Bill and the Editor.

Bullet Anita Arnold would like to thank all the Sherington villagers who helped with her village seat prtoject. Special thanks go to Mrs Paul and her daughter Dierdre and to Mr and Mrs Gadsby who donated the two seats in the recreation ground. Also special thanks to Alan and Ann Barber who engraved and donated the two brass plaques for the seats.


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Planning Applications

Bullet The following applications have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council:



Football - North Bucks and District League

Premier Division
28 Aug Sherington 1 Silverstone 1
1 Sept Lavendon Sports . Sherington .
4 Sept Sherington 0 Padbury United 3
11 Sept Deanshanger Athletic 1 Sherington 3
25 Sept Grendon Rangers 4 Sherington 0
2 Oct Sherington 1 Wing Village 2

Intermediate Division
4 Sept Leedon Athletic 2 Sherington Reserves 0
11 Sept Sherington Reserves 2 Padbury United Reserves 0
2 Oct Roade Reserves 2 Sherington Reserves 0

Berks and Bucks Intermediate Cup - First Round
18 Sept Oakley United 3 Sherington 2

Berks and Bucks Junior Cup - First Round
25 Sept Sherington Reserves 1 Pitstone and Ivinghoe United Reserves 1
After penalties: 5 . 3


For Sale Sign

Houses For Sale

Bullet The following houses have recently been advertised for sale. Details are available from local estate agents, especially those in Newport Pagnell or Olney.

        Bullet Sherington Bridge House, £350,000 to £380,000.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed bungalow, £119,950.

        Bullet 4 bedroomed detached bungalow, £149,950.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed link detached bungalow, £125,000.

        Bullet 2 bedroomed flat, Grade 2 listed chapel conversion, Crofts End, £89,995. Photo


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Recent Events

4 Sept 10am - 4pm St Lauds Church Major spring (autumn?) clean
5 Sept 7.00am The Knoll Thumbstick Walkers
7 Sept School 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting
7 Sept 9.15am Village Hall Pre-School recommences
11 Sept 8pm Village Hall School PTFA Night Out
Fancy dress disco and fish and chip supper
Details from Alison Boulton (01234 391279)
14 Sept 8pm Village Hall Adult Keep Fit/Dance recommences
15 Sept 3.45pm Village Hall Children's Dance Classes recommence
18 Sept 2pm Village Hall Sherington Show (see below)
25 Sept 7pm St Lauds Church Concert - The Newport Singers
In aid of SCAN magazine
Tickets £3.00 from choir members or pay at the door

Bullet Sherington Show - Saturday 18 September - 2pm - Village Hall
Horticulture, Cookery, Floral Art, Craft and Children's Classes.
Schedules still available from Virginia House Stores, the Post Office, Ella Field, 4 Park Road (Tel: 610560) and Pauline Donnelly, 3 Knoll Close (Tel: 611747).
Open to the Public at 2pm. Teas served 2pm - 3.30pm. Auction of produce 3.30pm.



Tuesday Coffee Mornings

7 September Miss E Field 4 Park road
14 September Mrs P Teasdale 33 Crofts End
21 September Mrs P Ellis 3 Hillview
28 September Mrs M Cook Manor Farm
5 October Mr and Mrs D Macfarlane School Lane



The New Thursday Group

Bullet The New Thursday Club year begins on Thursday evening, 2 September at 8pm for enrolment at Pearl's, 33 Crofts End. It is an occasion to meet old friends again after the summer break. It is hoped that new friends will be made as well - do come and join.

Bullet On 16 Septmber, Mrs Gillian Ashwell will talk about 'The History and uses of Beads'. She will bring and show her own collection. In the Village Hall at 8pm.

Information (apart from Football and Planning Applications) courtesy of SCAN magazine

Latest update: 31 December 1999

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