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.
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.
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 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.
Mr and Mrs Victor Moxham of Crofts End celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 6 August. They received a card from the Queen.
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.
Choc Chip Cookie Cakes can be obtained from Pam Fieling (616763).
Decorated Candle Holders from Jill Burgess (611163).
Handmade Earrings from Pauline Donnelly (611747).
Beginners Piano Lessons for Adults from June Drew (614778).
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.
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 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.
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.
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 for children will resume in the Village Hall on Wednesday 15 September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following applications have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council:
The Barn, Park Road - Alterations to outbuilding to create double garage and erection of 2.1m high stone wall with timber gates - Within a Conservation Area - 99/1282/MK - Representations by 21 October 1999.
18 School Lane - Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of new bungalow - Adjacent to a Conservation Area - Representations by 14 October 1999.
15 Crofts End - Rear conservatory - Adjacent to a Conservation Area - 99/1045/MK.
|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|
|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|
The following houses have recently been advertised for sale. Details are available from local estate agents, especially those in Newport Pagnell or Olney.
Sherington Bridge House, £350,000 to £380,000.
2 bedroomed bungalow, £119,950.
4 bedroomed detached bungalow, £149,950.
2 bedroomed link detached bungalow, £125,000.
2 bedroomed flat, Grade 2 listed chapel conversion, Crofts End, £89,995. Photo
|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
|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 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.
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.
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