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What a brilliant show — Hamlet in 15 minutes on Friday night!
It was a delight to see Hamlet played in the shape of Robert Cairns — fresh, dynamic, nuanced, and striking the perfect balance between the tragedy and the comedy of the play (Hamlet — comedy? You had to be there!)
Tom Stoppard's adaption of the 3.5 hour classic school text was brought vividly and uncompromisingly to life — with unexpected humorous take on the classic tragedy. The cast of 6 played out the key roles triumphantly, and the 2 minute finale brought the house down! Well done all and to the director Alison Court — the best night in Haddenham for years!
I am looking to meet, drink and play chess with anyone within a 5 mile radius of our wonderful village. If you used to play or still do and would like to reserect your game,enjoy some lively and interesting company, then I could be your mate. Roger is my name and 40 tells you when I was.....Now a widower interested in golf, painting (art) and chess. Send me a blog if you have any questions.
Yes I am interested but like you I was looking for someone to have pint during the week and play chess. I am a total amateur with knowledge picked up in the last few years from chess books.
I have a chess clock which means one can use it to handicap the better player.
Would that be of any interest to you. I am a 72 yr widower fit and well.
I gather that this year's Christmas Carol Service will take place in the Village Hall on the evening of Friday 7th December. The start time is anticipated to be 7.00pm No doubt the confirmed timing will be published in the Diary section of this website in the near future.
David Truesdale, Chairman of the local planning committee, adds:
Persimmon have just got their full planning permission — a copy arrived for the Parish Council the other day. So they are now free to start.
But as Richard Moore says, the permission lasts 5 years. My understanding is that they will be proceeding. The Parish Council is looking at possible street names in consultation with Persimmon.
Richard Moore, a member of the Parish Council's Planning Committee, writes:
My understanding is that the planning application is in the process of going through its final iteration — soft landscaping amendments.
Reference is 10/00009/AOP
However the receipt of planning approval is not an instruction to start. Persimmon may care to sit on the project for a couple of years and then sell it on with planning approval to another developer. The decision to proceed is entirely up to Persimmon.
Whats happening with the planning permission in Chilworth Gate, Haddenham, next to the train station? It was supposed to be starting to build houses over the summer ?
Can anyone recommend a reliable window cleaner?
Does anybody know the date for the Christmas Carol Concert ?
I like playing board games such as Backgammon, Monopoly, Trivial Persuit etc plus Cribbage & Dominoes. Is anyone else interested? I just want to play for fun not in competitions & it needs to be a weekday evening, perhaps centred on one of the village pubs over a glass or two.
I am looking for a cleaner and would welcome any recomendations. Ideally they would attend on a Thursday or Friday on a weekly basis.
What a wonderful and joyful occasion the Olympics were for us, and indeed the world.
The skills, ability, agility and goodwill displayed shown was unbelievable, each striving their utmost to give of their best. It was good too, to see the 'lesser'countries among the medal winners. Didn't we do well and I , for one, admire our athletes who gave us such an outstanding result, and well worthy of our humble flag flying!
We must remember though, that the Olympics are not yet over with the Paralympics starting in a week or two, and we should continue to fly our flags for these courageous athletes who are even more deserving of our support
Thank you Alan for that. In view of what you have tolled us, and after a Peal, St Mary's Bellringers certainly qualify, and I would suggest a Silver for Athletics and Agility, and deserving of a clapper two.
It is always a joy to see the Church flag flying high, free and proud as depicts our Nation, unlike the Parish flag, partially hidden by trees , its freedom restricted
Splendid! Now that Team GB has our full support, and so they should have, we can expect great results. They're doing very well anyway and we should be very proud of their achievements..
Great site — thanks!
Haddenham St Mary's Church is very proud to support our Olympic Team GB.
The union Jack is now flying from the tower at Church End.
People need to know that it is not an easy job getting to the top of the tower to put the flag up — we are dependent on the bell ringers who have to climb up above the bells to get access to the top. Many thanks to them.
We may not qualify, even for a bronze medal but taking part is the most important thing.
Great! The Parish Flag is flying proudly to celebrate the Olympics. To those responsible, a Bronze Medal. St Mary's Church though, where surprizingly, the flag pole stands nakedly pointing the way to Heaven failed to qualify.