The Mystery and Magic Night at the Village Hall last week, organised by the Mid Essex Magical Society, was so entertaining - and free!

Although it was open to anyone, only a handful of local people attended, the remainder of the hall being filled by members and friends of the Society.

In the first half, five magicians performed for a short time each, after which they were judged for the annual award plaque for the best magician of that Society.

In the second half, there was more magic, plus musical entertainment by two of the members.


Tickets are selling fast for the Revue at the Village Hall this Saturday, as it is such a popular night of entertainment, with music, dances, sketches and lots more.

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm and tickets are £5, on sale at The Shop, the Queen Vic and the Bell. Drinks will be served during the evening.


The jumble sale at Danbury Village Hall last Saturday was very successful, slightly exceeding last year's total. Thank you to all the helpers and suppliers of jumble.

At the special meeting on Tuesday, a great effort was made by members to pack approximately 40 shoe boxes ready for their onward journey to Eastern Europe and parts of Africa.

Some of the members had other important business to attend to, like rehearsing for the Revue! It takes a lot of practice to be foot and word perfect on the night, and thanks to Sylvia for all her hard work in coaching her team for this annual event. It will be all right on the night!

The speaker at the next meeting, on November 27, is Graham Beighton, who is returning to give part two of his talk on architecture, by popular demand.


This is in aid of The Willow Foundation, and is on Saturday November 24, at the Village Hall, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Bring your own food and drink.

Tickets are £5 each, available from Nicky on 01245 223781.


The first whist drive qualifying for the Winter Aggregate was held in the village hall on the first Wednesday of November.

There were four-and-a-quarter tables in play and Mr A C Clark was MC. First equal, each with a score of 170, were Mrs Ann Matthams and Basil Eves. Third, two tricks behind, was Mrs Sylvia Brown.

Consolation went to Mrs Janet Huggins.

The snowball was not won. Winners of other prizes were Mrs Joyce Parrott, Trevor Matthams and Basil Eves.