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Over 60's Lunch Club

2nd of December 2006

Twenty five residents attended the first meeting of the Lunch Club held on Thursday 9 November at Blackwell’s. The two-course lunches are open to any resident over the age of 60 and the cost is only �3.50. During December lunches will be held at 12.30pm in the Member’s Lounge on Thursday 7, 14 and 21; […]

Fun Cookery For Kids!

2nd of December 2006

October half term saw the introduction of cookery classes in the Village Hall aimed at children between 7 and 14. Run by Kate Pratt, a Food Technologist with 20 years experience, the classes were greeted with enthusiasm by budding Jamie Olivers all over the area. During the first two-hour session, the children made Salmon and […]

Dennis (joe) Morton

20th of November 2006

10 May 1929 – 26 September 2006 Joe, as he was known to most of us, was born at Tower Hill and at the age of 3 moved to Scatterdells Lane where he lived all his life. He went to Miss Jordan’s school in Alexandra Road until he joined his Dad in the building trade. […]

Your Garden In November

2nd of November 2006

After all that autumn colour comes leaf fall and time to make compost! Of course we can fill up the green wheelie bin but it’s more satisfying to make our own compost and all the dead plants we have dug up and the small prunings can go in with the leaves. Don’t forget to add […]

Mellow Fruitfulness And All That

2nd of November 2006

As I write these notes we are enjoying a few days of wonderful Autumn sunshine. The grassy ride down to the wildlife pond is drenched in dew which sparkles in the low sun.We have just eaten our own apples and pears with our breakfast,and yesterday we had mushrooms that I had picked on Ted’s early […]

New Woodland Ranger

2nd of November 2006

Peter Sandall has been appointed as our new Woodland Ranger and can be seen in the woods on The Common working to keep them litter-free and ensuring that the paths are clear and in good order. Peter lives locally and is known to a number of residents for whom he undertakes gardening and maintenance work. […]

Village People

2nd of November 2006

David and Hazel Bell of Croft Lane are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandson. Oliver Reginald Maker was born safely on 19 September to proud parents Elizabeth and Steve. The baby weighed in at 6lbs 10oz and the family are all progressing well. Best wishes to Joan Jackson, formerly of Little Windmill […]

Ken Ellis

2nd of November 2006

11 August 1936 – 18 September 2006Ken was born in Hackney and the family moved to Stanmore in the early 1940’s. At secondary school he became Head Boy and Captain of cricket and football. He played  for Middlesex County Boys Football Team and was offered a place in Spurs Junior Squad. He was also an […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross Youth Work News

2nd of November 2006

It has been good to get all the youth activities back up and running after a busy summer away. It has been a real blessing to have Andy (a gap year student) join me for the year, I will let him introduce himself. “Hi there! It’s been really great to meet so many of you […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of November 2006

Never have I had a Monday like it! Two assemblies in School (great fun as far as I am concerned), a real privilege to help children think about the world, how to live in it, what God might be like  … and then no fewer than seven meetings totalling nine and a half hours … […]

Baptist Church

2nd of November 2006

We had a traditional Harvest Thanksgiving service with a beautifully decorated church, and many gifts of vegetables, fruit and other food goodies. These, together with flowers, were sent out to our village folk and were gratefully received.Please note the earlier date of our lunch in December. This is because of our other events, one being […]

Church Of Our Lady

2nd of November 2006

A case of white satinFather Des returned at the end of September from his annual visit to his brother Terry in Tanzania. In addition to his single man’s tropical kit – modestly contained in a small bag, he also took a near portmanteau-sized case!Curiosity would have been raised had the contents of that case been […]

Your Daily Pinta

2nd of November 2006

At present, 80% of liquid milk consumed in the UK is home produced and we have one of the highest standards in the world for milk production, both in terms of quality and animal welfare.Ten years ago British dairy farms were paid 24.5p per litre. Despite rises in production costs dairy farms now receive an […]

Village Footpaths

2nd of November 2006

By the time you read this the new permissive footpath up Whippendell Hill will have been “officially” opened.This is the final stage in the Parish Council’s project to link our footpaths to provide safe routes for walkers through and around the village and has  been achieved by County, Borough and Parish councils working together,Thanks must […]

Care Of The Poor And Sick In Chipperfield

2nd of November 2006

Quite recently, I just happened to be looking at the Chipperfield/Kings Langley section of the 1822 Ordnance Survey Map, when my eyes alighted upon the words Pest House. Pest House Lane, now Croft Lane, was clearly marked and there on the left hand side, at the lane end, was marked the Pest House. So at […]

New Weekly Lunch Club On Thursdays

2nd of November 2006

Starting on 9 November, Blackwell’s will be providing a two-course lunch with a cup of tea for all residents over 60 every Thursday.  Cost only �3.50. Seats must be booked by Tuesday so the chef knows how many to cater for. The lunch will be held at 12.30pm in the attractive Member’s Lounge. Phone Blackwell’s […]

God's Acre

2nd of November 2006

Until recently I have been too busy living to worry about my funeral arrangements but now as the years creep up on me and my joints begin to creak, my thoughts occasionally drift to my eventual funeral plans. I guess that like many people the main issue is do I want a burial or should […]

Show Results

2nd of November 2006

The Silver Rose Bowl  Most Points Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers  Frank Venables  The W.Bates Cup       Runner Up in Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers  Mike Leon  The Henry Butcher Cup     Most Points Chrysanthemums              Brian Bartlett                                                        and John Cheers  The G.A.Usher Challenge Bowl  Most Points all Flowers             Frank Venables  The Timberlake Cup Best Onions in Show                                   Frank […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of November 2006

On Saturday, 23 September, the Society held its last show of the year. It was very well supported with a record number of exhibitors with their usual wonderful quality of flowers, fruit and vegetables adding to the terrific display of fifteen alcoves of floral art work. The photography section was stunning and the children’s section […]

Citizen's Advice Bureau

2nd of November 2006

Free, confidential, independent and impartial advice available every Friday at The Nap Surgery, Kings Langley from 9.00am-11.30am and The Memorial Hall, Bovingdon from 1.15pm-3.45pm.Telephone Advice Helpline available on Thursdays 10am – 1pm on 01442 875142