The best furniture is joined using dovetail joints…. and as the Dovetail Trio join us on Wed 17 May at 8pm in The Chequers Tree, we think it will be one of the best concerts of the year here in Prestwood.
In fact, there will be two trios playing – with Gerard and Pauline on holiday, The Wick Trimmers have been trimmed to 3 …
After the long weekend of opportunity that the Easter holiday brings, whether it’s church, garden, rest, family or friends, it will be time for a trip to The Chequers Folk club on Wednesday 19 April.
All the way from Buckingham, (and more recently, via Cuba too!), Fraser and Toots will be returning to share some more of their repertoire of relaxed, varied and humorous music and stories.
Although there’s not a connection specifically with the Easter story, we are looking forward to a very rare set from the Family Cross. We know Peter as the mandolin player, Linda has been playing Ukulele with us along with Jo on flute, and Adam will be bringing the whole family together with both clarinet and accordion.
And The Wick Trimmers? Yes, we’ll be doing a few of our tunes, and maybe even touch on the Easter story.
Do remember to come and buy tickets (only £8 each) for The Dovetail Trio who will be playing at Chequers Folk on May 17.
We look forward to a great evening at The Chequers Tree with you all.
200 Free tickets for a ride on the Steam Train with tea and cake at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway have 200 tickets to give away to the elderly community and their carers within a 10 mile radius of Princes Risborough. They’re running a special Steam charter on Tuesday 2nd May and all those with tickets will enjoy a Vintage Steam Train ride of approximately 50 minutes with tea and cake / biscuits on either their 11:00 or 13:00 services. (100 tickets per train)
It is totally free and you need only provide your own transport to and from Chinnor Station.
They advise that those attending are able to negotiate the few steps to the platform and again into the carriage – although there is a ramp there. Two wheelchairs can be accommodated on-board per trip in a newly adapted carriage.
To obtain your free tickets please contact Ray Gomm, Group Bookings Manager, on 07718 003 133 letting him know how many tickets you require ( including carers ) up to a maximum of 25 per organisation and your preference of time. First come – first served so please don’t delay….book now
Ray Gomm -Group & Special Events Manager
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Tuesday 25th April, Prestwood Village Hall Doors open at 7.00pm
Please come and support our Fourth Anniversary Celebration and AGM in Prestwood Village Hall on Tuesday 25th April. We aim to get through the AGM formalities as quickly as possible so that we can celebrate PVA’s fourth year together for the rest of the evening.
Malt The Brewery is kindly donating a keg of their beer and the ladies of the two Prestwood WIs will be providing tea/coffee/slice of cake for a nominal charge plus a GRAND CAKE STALL full of their delicious homemade cakes ready to pop into your freezer. Together with a cheese board & wine, there will be displays from Friends of Great Missenden Library, Prestwood Gardening Society and Prestwood Nature, Prestwood artists registered for Bucks Open Studios in June, Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund, Sprinters Leisure Centre, Abbey Gym Club and Great Missenden Parish Revitalisation Group.
Full speakers’ programme and AGM calling papers will be circulated to all our newsletter subscribers shortly.
It’s felt like a long winter here on the farm, not helped by Storm Doris which wreaked havoc on our poor yurt, delaying our re-opening. Luckily the fantastic team at Yurts for Life , Totnes, have worked their magic and repaired our yurt in next to no time. We are delighted to say that thanks to them and the hard work of our team here we will be re-opening tomorrow, Saturday 18th March.
The cafe’s usual opening hours will resume from Saturday:
PRESTWOOD BIG LUNCH is a community event, open to as many adults and children as possible from Prestwood to come along and picnic together on Prestwood Common. Organised activities such as races, 5-a-side-games, displays and live music. Watch this space for further information.
….. The Great British Spring Clean was a phenomenal success in Prestwood
An unprecedented number of volunteers, including parents with their children, gave their time to gather up a staggering quantity of litter and fly tipped rubbish.
At least 80 sacks of litter, chunks of wood and metal, glass, broken paving stones, supermarket trolleys and a myriad of other junk was collected from the roads, pavements, alleyways, allotments and open spaces throughout the village. By Sunday afternoon, the whole of Prestwood was pristine, and this could not have happened without the wonderful 50 volunteers who responded to the plea for help.
Anyone interested in joining the next ‘Wombling Weekend’, planned for 24 and 25 June, please contact Jeanette Hedley
A BIG thank you from PVA to our Wombling pal Jeanette, for all her hard work in not only organising the Litter picks in Prestwood, but for her dedication to the ongoing campaign to Keep Prestwood Tidy.
March Chequers Folk is nearly hare (deliberate typo!) and you’d be mad to miss it! As mad as a march here (deliberate typo no. 2!), we’ll be including The Wick Trimmers joined again by Megan on fiddle, the Cross family with Philippa and Colin, David and Peter, Bob (although please note that the tail of a hare is not called Bob… it’s a scut!) and more…
We will, of course, include the tune, ‘hunting the hare’…the hair (no.3?) population sadly has decreased by 80% over the last 200 years… which is why you have to hunt for them. For over 600 years since the Romans introduced them to the UK, the English have watched the ladies of the species, Lepus europaeus, engage in boxing the ears of amorous suitors at this time of the year out in the fields – and labelled it as being as ‘mad as a march hare’. What did the Romans ever do for us? Well now you know!
We won’t be ignoring the proximity of St Patrick’s day either… so a number of Irish tunes will be involved.
Advanced notice for May 17 – we are looking forward to The Dovetail Trio coming to Chequers Folk and tickets (only £8 each) will be on sale next Wednesday so please bring your money!
We look forward to a great evening at The Chequers Tree with you all.
Is a strawberry really a fruit? Is a potato a root?
With a love of plants and the environment, a biology graduate of Oxford University, Dr Karen van Oostrum, is running a taster course for four Saturday sessions, one in April, May, June & July at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Prestwood. You don’t need to come to the first in order to understand what is in the second, etc. For more info, or to book your course, please call or email 01494 256508/ 07910 684339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book in advance, as places cannot be guaranteed if you turn up on the day.