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September 2006

Horticultural Society Summer Show On 24 June

19th of September 2006

Despite the hose pipe ban and the wonderfully hot weather, which made watering the garden a back breaking chore and gave you arms that stretched past your knees,  the village hall was full of 185 fantastic exhibits.   We were wondering how our members would cope with these conditions, but we needn’t  have worried. True, the […]

Blackwells Officially Opened

2nd of September 2006

On Saturday 15 July Nick Blackwell officially opened Blackwells, 84 years after his great-grandfather performed a similar ceremony when he opened the original Men’s and Women’s Social Club in 1922. Representatives from all village organisations as well as all the volunteers who played such a large part in raising funds and starting the repair and […]

A Hot Walk For A Good Cause

2nd of September 2006

Sally Rees (from the Post Office) would like to thank all those who sponsored her 10-mile walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care.She joined hundreds of walkers on a hot, sunny day in the grounds of Blenheim Palace in June.Sally completed the walk in 2 hours 30 minutes with no stops and  raised £570

The Dance Place

2nd of September 2006

The Dance Place does it again! Success all round and unbelievable results in the drama and dance exams. 100% was awarded to eight drama students and many other received distinctions. The year peaked with the ballet exams. Two Chipperfield girls gained 96% and all the others received A and B grades.Congratulations to Katherine Iles who […]

Hard Times

2nd of September 2006

We have seen more butterflies this year than we have for a couple of years. Red Admirals have been much more plentiful as have Commas and Painted Ladies. We always get lots of Meadow Browns in the sheep runs but the gravel garden has attracted the prettier, more orangey Gatekeeper, which loves the Scabious flower. […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club

2nd of September 2006

The Youth Football Club had three hot sunny Friday evenings during the first three weeks of June when we held our annual presentation evenings at the Cricket Club. Once again we were assisted with a fantastic BBQ team led by Mark East with great support from Dave Marchant, Mark Lock and James East .The Cricket […]

A Big Thank-you

2nd of September 2006

FROM BIPINUntil now I have always reminded everyone of the “Visit It or Loose It” threat to our Post Office. I feel that it is time that I recorded my appreciation of all your help and support for regular use of the Post Office as well as the shop, including my regular customers from Bovingdon […]

John Prestwich's Memorial

2nd of September 2006

The total amount in donations received in memory of John (in lieu of flowers) almost reached the amazing sum of £4,000.  Following much recent deliberation with the committee of the Patients’ Association, consultants and staff (and me!) of the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital, the decision  how best to use this money […]

1907 – 2006

2nd of September 2006

Older residents of the village will be sad to hear of the death of Phyllis Hopkins who passed away at Southampton General Hospital on Wednesday 12 July  after a short illness. Born in Enfield, as Phyllis Edna Gauntlett, one of Phyllis’s earliest childhood memories was of the first Zeppelin to be shot down over Cuffley […]

Chipperfield Support For Traidcraft

2nd of September 2006

Thanks to the generous support of Traidcraft by family, friends and local churches nearly £5,000 of goods were purchased from Traidcraft in the year to July and £600 profit was sent to Christian Aid. The next Traidcraft sale at St Paul’s is after the 10 am Benefice Service on 17 September. New catalogues are available […]

Chipchops Update

2nd of September 2006

We have enjoyed three exciting weekends out this year with the Chipchops, and also an outing to Thorpe Park. Budding young Christian children between the ages of 8 to 13 years old are all welcome, from both Chipperfield and Sarratt. Our main activities during camping weekends are archery, abseiling, pot-holing, with Barbecue food and camp […]

Baptist Church

2nd of September 2006

On July 16th we closed our church and joined St Paul’s on the Common for the Open Air Service. Representatives from the Morris Men sides shared in the service, and danced afterwards. It was most enjoyable – even in the heat of the day! St Paul’s Flower Festival too was very beautiful and we felt […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of September 2006

ST PAUL’S AND HOLY CROSSAugust 2nd…  Southern Lebanon…“…All that remains of the village is piles of rubble where only days ago a thriving community went about its daily business. There has been a complete exodus apart from a few elderly people, to whom we gave what water we had…. The sense of utter devastation and […]

New Watercolour Painting Course

2nd of September 2006

West Herts College have arranged a new watercolour course to be held at The Village Hall on Monday mornings from 10.00am until 12 noon, running from 25 September until 29 January. The course is suitable for anyone who wishes to extend their knowledge of basic watercolour painting techniques. Students will need to provide their own […]

Playskill

2nd of September 2006

Four months ago, local paediatric physiotherapist Andrea Clarke started a special parent and child group to help children with physical disabilities. The group was officially opened in June by the Mayor of Watford,.Councillor Dorothy Thornhill.Andrea was able to set up Playskill with funding from Scope, UNLTD (the funding body of the Millennium Committee) and over […]

Who Was Molly Oxhey ?

2nd of September 2006

When I was a youngster I used to cycle to Hemel Hempstead to school via Bullstrode or Felden Lane.  There is dry valley that crosses these lanes, a continuation of Whippendell Bottom, and this is known locally as Molly Oxhey’s Bottom. Alternatively as Molyeaux’s or Molly Oxley’s Bottom. My father used to jokingly warn me […]

Village People

2nd of September 2006

Diamond Wedding CelebrationsLocal residents  Kath and Ron Ray celebrated   their    Diamond     WeddingAnniversary on the 20 July with around fifty of their friends and family in the grounds of their home in Chipperfield. In order that  guests could travel from far and wide to attend, they held their celebrations a few days earlier than the exact […]

Tabby Cat

2nd of September 2006

A tabby cat has been visiting The Two Brewers regularly for several weeks. Unfortunately it is now making itself a nuisance begging for food from customers and unless it is claimed will have to be handed in to the RSPCA. Contact The Two Brewers if you know who it belongs to – 01923 261884.

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of September 2006

Congratulations to all the pupils of the Dancing School on passing their ballet and tap examinations. The standard of dancing is very high and many girls passed with an honours grade.The Dancing School is now working towards the next production ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to be performed at the Boxmoor Playhouse in aid of charity. […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of September 2006

Autumn Show  23 September 2006This show features vegetables, fruit and flowers. Everything from runner beans to raspberries to chrysanthemums, there truly is something for everybody who has a garden. For those with other talents  there are three classes in the floral art section, nine classes in handicraft from painting to embroidery to woodwork and many […]