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May 2006

Catherine Anstice Valli (1917-2005)

19th of May 2006

Our mother was born in Devon into a parson’s family – the oldest of three daughters. She was very proud of being a Devonian and her particular love was Dartmoor where she grew up and, in later years, spent many happy holidays. She went up to Oxford, to St Hugh’s College, in 1936 to read […]

St. Paul's School Report

2nd of May 2006

On the evening of Wednesday 8 February, representatives of St Paul’s C of E Primary School were delighted to be presented with the Dacorum Sports School of the Year Award 2006. Some of you may have noticed a recent article in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette featuring the event. The school was in good company, joining […]

Art Events

2nd of May 2006

Women Draw Life at John Bly’s Tring Gallery (formerly a tithe barn, beside Tring Church). Sunday 7 May  – Saturday 27 May; Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm; Sundays 10.30am-2pm. (NB Closed Mondays)Berkhamsted Art Society Spring Exhibition Monday 15 May – Saturday 20 May at Berkhamsted Civic Centre.The 26th Spring Festival of Art and Flowers  at St […]

Open Gardens

2nd of May 2006

Sunday 7 May, 2-6pmBryher, The Common, Potten End. The garden is on the corner of the village green, opposite Bullbeggars Lane. Parking at village hall car park. Home-made teas. Adults #2.50, children free.Sunday 7 May, 2-5pmPatchwork, 22 Hall Park Gate, Berkhamsted. Entering the east side of Berkhamsted on A4251, turn left 200 yards after 40 […]

What's On

2nd of May 2006

Kings Langley Players present The Dice House by Paul Lukas. “A fascinating, irreverent and hilarious look at life – Fawlty Towers meets Monty Python”. May 11-13 at 7.45pm at The Community Centre, The Nap, Kings Langley.Box office: 07906 695959Watford Palace Theatre presents Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall. “A thought-provoking satire”. May 18-June 10 at 7.45pm. Wednesday […]

A Week-end Of Music

2nd of May 2006

Almost a hundred voices joined together in an exceptional rendering of Handel’s oratorio, ‘Messiah’. It was on the first day of April at St John’s church, Boxmoor, that Chipperfield Choral Society gave a musical treat to a church filled to capacity. The Society was founded 60 years ago in September 1946, and such a popular […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2006

So it’s here already ….. the hosepipe ban! We shall all get a lot of exercise carrying water round the garden in watering cans and buckets. This month is always a busy one so we must make a few changes. Now is the time to plant up hanging baskets, tubs and containers and when doing […]

A Thank-you From Maggie Prestwich

2nd of May 2006

I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone for all the wonderful support and help you have given to me in so many different ways since John died. Apart from everything else you have done, I was overwhelmed by the spontaneous way in which everyone rallied round to give so much practical […]

Village Hall Fundraising Events

2nd of May 2006

An enjoyable Quiz Night was held at the Village Hall on Saturday 11 March, including a fish and chip supper. Funds raised amounted to #725. Hugh Clifford and family organised the event and the Question Master was Richard Crafter.The next event is scheduled for 7.30pm on Saturday 20 May, when Anne Stickland (01442 832090) is […]

Spring Cleaning

2nd of May 2006

If you are having a clear-out this spring, the British Heart Foundation will collect items for sale in their new shop in Hemel Hempstead. Phone 01442 266747 before Wednesday any week to arrange collection.The British Heart Foundation containers at Wyevale Garden Centre are now emptied every few weeks, so you can also leave items there […]

Geoffrey Whiter

2nd of May 2006

Readers may be interested to know a little more about a local character who lived in Chipperfield for many years and died recently. Geoffrey Whiter, recently of Nunfield, was born in Woolwich in 1922. As a younger man he was nice-looking, lively and good company. He served in the army during the second World War […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of May 2006

This Spring we tried doing it differently (Marriage Preparation day that is!), and the couples who came – to our delight – were really appreciative of the day we arranged for them.  We hope their married life together will be the richer because they took the risk of doing something they had never done before. […]

Catholic Church

2nd of May 2006

Our young people will make their First Communion on May 21st. The  record number taking the Sacrament this year means that we have had to divide the group and will have two masses (in addition to the normal Sunday Services). These special masses for the communicants and their families will be at 12.15 and 1.45.

Baptist Church

2nd of May 2006

The first weekend in March was very full. On Friday 3 March, women from six local churches gathered at Our Lady’s Catholic church for the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer service. The service was written by the women of South Africa and was beautiful but very thought provoking. Next year it will be at […]

Bowls Club

2nd of May 2006

On Sunday 19 March, 24 members of Chipperfield Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club participated in the annual Bowls Gala which was organised by the President, Ron Ray.All present played 20 games during the afternoon, taking short breaks to eat the delicious food supplied by members of the club.The winners were:1st Kath Ray; 2nd Dave Piper;3rd […]

Tea At Number 10

2nd of May 2006

I’m sure that most of you are aware that for the two or three weeks leading up to Christmas last year, Bob Heley  and I were involved in the Buncefield incident along with many other officers from Herts and other forces. By way of recognition for the hard work that was put in by all […]

Bovingdon Fire Station

2nd of May 2006

Bovingdon’s 100 year old fire station suffered a body blow last month when Hertfordshire County Council voted to close it. A public consultation that raised thousands of letters, emails and signatures on petitions, with strong support from David Gauke MP, failed to change the minds of the Chief Fire Officer, the cabinet member for fire […]

Amy Golden

2nd of May 2006

Many people will know Amy Golden who lives at Red Admiral on The Common with her parents, Alan and Joan. Amy, aged 23, has recently been appearing as the lead role in a play entitled Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Sister? written by Sarah Daniels, which  had a 4 week run at the Chicken Shed Theatre […]

Village People

2nd of May 2006

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Mark Lane-Durrant on the birth of their daughter, Katy Elizabeth, on 24 February at Watford General Hospital. Special thanks to all the Special Care Baby Unit nurses. Joyce and Ron Petherick would like to thank everyone, including their family, for all the support, offers of help and “get well” wishes they […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of May 2006

Nearly 40 people attended the annual general meeting of Chipperfield Care held in the Parish Room on 5 April. Shelagh Nicholls (Chairman) welcomed all present and thanked the committee and volunteers for their help over the last year. Lesley Baker (Organiser) gave a report on the activities of Care and stated that there had been […]