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May 2007

1st Chipperfield Brownie Pack

20th of May 2007

1st Chipperfield Brownies have welcomed 9 new girls since September. We have enjoyed lots of fun-packed meetings/activities, including a night walk and learning to line dance. One of our parents joined us to do a keep-fit routine, thanks very much Charlie. We all had a great time. We ended the term with Christmas craft and […]

Rickmansworth Decorative & Fine Arts Society

20th of May 2007

RDFAS members meet at the attractive venue of Sarratt Village Hall for their monthly illustrated lectures. We hold nine from September to June, on the second Tuesday of each month at 11am, coffee from 10.30. Subjects this year range from ‘Rodin and his Sources’ to ‘Designing Historical Costumes for Film and TV’ to ‘Frogmore House, […]

A Job Well Done

2nd of May 2007

At the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council on May 14, Liz Holliday will be handing over its Chairmanship to a yet-to-be decided successor. She will then leave the Council having served as a Councillor for eight years, the last four as Chairman. As will be recalled from her report in last month’s Chipperfield […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2007

We have had a magnificent spring this year and with nights getting lighter now, garden preparations should be well advanced. Later this month it should be safe to do most of the planting although we must always be on guard against the odd late frost and a little garden fleece should help here. As well […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of May 2007

At the AGM held on 28 March Lesley Baker gave the Organiser’s report. She opened with the sad news that we had lost two wonderful volunteers during the year, Jean Fleming and Peter Ridewood, both of them will be missed by us all. We had sadly also lost five of our clients.In early December, we […]

Butterflies, Birds And Bees

2nd of May 2007

How contrasting our weather has been in recent weeks. Some days have been woolly hat and gloves days and some have been sun hat and tee shirt days! It is not only me that has noticed the difference, the early flying insects and butterflies have as well. The beautiful yellow Brimstone butterfly is usually the […]

Tennis Club Agm

2nd of May 2007

It’s that time of year again to dust down the tennis racquets and come and join us for fun and fitness on the courts.Our Annual General Meeting is at 8.00pm on Wednesday 9 May 2007 at the Youth Club (next to the tennis courts).New members will be given a warm welcome as well as existing […]

An Interesting Flight Or Two

2nd of May 2007

by Graham McMellin Few of you may remember the Indonesian Confrontation. This was a minor conflict which occurred in the mid-sixties when the then militarily confident and capable Indonesia was threatening the Malaysian Confederation (which included Singapore and Borneo). Elements of the British Armed Forces were deployed throughout the Confederation including, in my case, No […]

Christian Aid Week 13-19 May

2nd of May 2007

This is the fiftieth year of Christian Aid Week. Many of us feel sad when we see on our TV screens the terrible poverty in the world but feel that there is nothing we can do to change this. Last year �15 million was raised in Christian Aid Week so together we can make a […]

Traidcraft Spring Catalogue!

2nd of May 2007

Traidcraft’s vision is a world freed from the scandal of poverty, where trade is just and people and communities can flourish.The Traidcraft Spring Catalogue – a collection of the best fair trade craft, fashion and food items from around the world – is now available at the back of St Paul’s Church on the Common. […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of May 2007

The words “Medicine Bottle” do not usually induce a warm glow in people, perhaps due to memories of some unpleasant childhood mixtures. At our church the term has a totally different meaning because, on a shelf above the missals and hymn books, there stands a sizeable, empty whisky bottle with a coin-sized slot in the […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of May 2007

October 2000: one of the most memorable experiences of my life: three and a half weeks spent in Rwanda. I was one of a party of nine, mainly clergy, on a tour of this amazingly beautiful, yet poverty stricken land.We were there to listen and to learn, to be alongside the ordinary people, as they […]

Baptist Church

2nd of May 2007

We had Tear Fund Sunday on March 11th, with the service led by Rev. Andrew Cowley who told us about the work being done in Cambodia. Afterwards there was a frugal lunch; we were able to send �74.50 to the work of Tear Fund.The following week we were at St Paul’s for Mothering Sunday, it’s […]

Citizens Advice Bureau

2nd of May 2007

Confidential, independent and impartial advice available every Thursday from 9.00-11.30am at The Nap Surgery, Kings Langley and 1.15-3.45pm at the Memorial Hall, Bovingdon. Telephone advice helpline on Thursdays 10.00am-4.00pm 01442 875142

Blackwell's

2nd of May 2007

Every Thursday at 12.30pm lunch is served in the members lounge. You are very welcome to join if you are a resident of Chipperfield or a club member.Cost �3.50 for a two course meal with tea or coffee.Telephone 01923 264708 before 5pm on Tuesday to book your place.

Musicians Wanted!

2nd of May 2007

Not more than one or two year’s experience. Over about 40 years of age to form an unlikely group, possibly with the name of the ‘Olden Goldies’ or ‘Where’s my Stairway to Heaven’.Style is something likely to be British folk-ish, bluegrass or summink.Looking for about 3 to 36 of us to practice about once or […]

Village People

2nd of May 2007

Ann Waine is pleased to announce the arrival of her seventh grandchild. Farrah Emma Frances arrived on Thursday 22 March at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. Proud parents are Jo (n�e Phillips), and Patrick O’Sullivan. Farrah has two big sisters, Imogen and Gabrielle, and lots of cousins; Beatrice & Johnny, Roisin & […]

King's Langley Bowls Club

2nd of May 2007

Situated to the rear of The Saracens Head, High Street, Kings LangleyWe are holding a COME AND TRY BOWLS morning at the Kings Langley Bowls Club on Sunday, 6th May between 10.00am and 1.00pm. So why not join us and bring along family and friends for a fun morning. There will be a team of […]

Please Join Us

2nd of May 2007

Exit Plan, a London based band, will be playing at Blackwells on Saturday 19 May with Chipperfield resident, Charlotte Dowd, on the drums. The night will start with a supprt band, The Budda Cakes, followed by Exit Plan, and will end with a disco. All proceeds from the night will go towards helping Steven Simms […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of May 2007

Summer Show – 23rd JuneThis is to remind you that the three photographic classes for the above show are: A Pub Sign; Chimneys;An Action Photo with PeopleStill time to take that prize winning picture!