Take a seat in Val’s chair
Val Doonican: A Life in Music takes place on Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm, at Hall Barn.
The singer’s daughter, Fiona, has agreed that proceeds will be donated to Wycombe Homeless Connection.
Val was on UK prime time Saturday night TV, viewed every week by millions of British people, for many years in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and was one of the most well-loved household names of that era.
He was best known as an Irish musician and easy-listening crooner, but few people know that he was also an accomplished artist and many of his paintings will be on public display for the first, and maybe only, time.
For a small fee, visitors will get the chance to be photographed in the famous rocking chair that featured in his weekly TV show.
His daughter Fiona will be present and able to chat personally with visitors, to reminisce about her father, who lived in Beaconsfield for many years until his death in 2015, aged 88.
Tickets for the event cost £5 in advance, or £7 on the door. Advance tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall Barn (HP9 2SG) is through the gates at the southern end of Windsor End, in Old Beaconsfield.
Afternoon tea, with home-made cakes, will be provided as refreshments to enjoy while viewing the exhibits.
Figures released by the Department for Transport reveal how many seconds drivers will spend at a standstill for every mile they travel on an A-road.
So for a daily commute of five miles, a driver should add around three minutes to the journey to get to work on time.
Anyone travelling 20 miles can expect a delay of around 10 minutes.
The latest statistics, covering 2017, show there has been a rise of 3% on the previous year.
While Buckinghamshire’s drivers may get fu- rious about traffic jams, they are actually delayed less than the majority of England.
England overall has an average delay time of 47 seconds per mile.
Queues can be caused by anything from fuel spills, emergency repairs and broken down lorries, to congestion during peak times.
The figures show that traffic jams, one of Britain’s least popular national pastimes, are getting worse.