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Charlbury Garden Society Coffee Morning and Plant sale

Due to a mix up over dates, the Coffee Morning and Plant Sale will now take place on Saturday 25th October not as advertised on 4th October.

Apologies to all

Geoff Holmberg · Sun 28 Sep 2008, 18:13 · Link

Drink-driving suspected in car accident

Thames Valley Police have arrested a motorist for drink-driving following a two-car collision yesterday (Thursday 25th) on the Woodstock Road, just outside the Hydac factory.

The road was closed through the evening. Two people were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Richard Fairhurst · Fri 26 Sep 2008, 20:42 · Link

Probus Club of Charlbury- Concert Visit - 30 October.

The Probus Club of Charlbury have arranged a concert visit to the Birmingham Symphony Hall on the 30 October. The concert is "The RAF in Concert 2008".

Currently we still have a number of vacant seats in our group booking; seats being in the rear stalls and upper circle. Overall ticket prices (inclusive of coach travel from Charlbury to the Symphony Hall, and return) are £27.55.

If anyone is interested in this concert please contact David Turner for more details on 810851 or email:

I have to confirm final ticket requirements with the Symphony Hall by 30 September, so if interested please contact me by 29 September at the latest.

David Turner · Wed 24 Sep 2008, 17:11 · Link

Sir Ben Kingsley to open Street Fair on Saturday

Sir Ben and Lady Dani Kingsley have graciously offered to open Street Fair on Saturday, and judge the childrens' fancy dress competition, which is a great honour for Street Fair. I do hope you will all come along to welcome him on Saturday.

Actor Sir Ben Kingsley is perhaps best known for his performance in Richard Attenborough's 1982 film Gandhi, in which he played the title role and won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He has received a further three Best Actor Academy Award nominations for the films Sexy Beast, House of Sand and Fog, and Bugsy.

Born Krishna Bhanji in Scarborough on 31 December 1943, Sir Ben was the son of English model-actress Anne Lyn Goodman and her husband, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a Muslim Indian GP. Sir Ben attended Manchester Grammar School (where he first began to act) and later studied at the University of Salford. After beginning a successful stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, he eventually changed his name, fearing that a foreign name might hamper his career.

Career highlights include playing Itzhak Stern, Oscar Schindler's Jewish accountant, in Schindler's List, terrifying gangster Don Logan in Sexy Beast, and Dr Roberto Miranda, a suspected torturer in Death and the Maiden. In his acclaimed performance in House of Sand and Fog, he portrayed an expatriate Iranian colonel struggling to come to terms with his past.

He was knighted in the New Year's Honours in 2001.

Susie Finch · Wed 17 Sep 2008, 01:45 · Link

The Big Apple Take-Away on the Playing Close

The apple take-away on the Playing Close on Sunday afternoon (14th Sept) was a great success, we had lots of varieties for people to take, many thanks to all those who contributed either by giving their spare fruit away or by giving it a good home. Even people with plenty of their own apples were pleased to take other varieties and enjoy a different flavour.

Charlbury Sharecroppers and Sustainable Charlbury will be holding another Big Apple Take-Away on Sunday 28 September on the Playing Close at 2.30pm so put this date on your calendar.

If you have more apples or pears than you know what to do with then please bring them along for others to share.

If you have apples/pears that need picking then please email and ask us to pick them for you.

Also email us if you want to join in with the picking.

Catch our interview on Radio Oxford's Breakfast Show on Thursday 11 September

Colin Critch · Mon 15 Sep 2008, 19:04 · Link

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