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October 2007

Green Grass All A Round

20th of October 2007

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, early September, the lambs had gone and I was grazing the two ewes and the ram on the lawn in an effort to find them some grass. Expecting the same again this year, I had arranged for the lambs to visit some friends in Kings [...]

An Appeal For Funds For New Lighting And Organ Renovation At St. Pauls

20th of October 2007

Readers will recall that in recent years Chipperfield residents and friends made generous contributions to raise funds for the building of the Parish Room and refurbishing the Village Hall. We now have plans to carry out  important work  renovating and upgrading St. Paul�s Church Organ, (following the essential repair work carried out four years ago), [...]

A Century Of Gardening

2nd of October 2007

One hundred years ago this year Terry Simmonds� grandfather Herbert established his nursery in Chipperfield, which has developed to become today�s Garden Scene. To celebrate the nursery�s centenary Terry has written a brief history. Back in the great Victorian era George Simmonds, a farm laborour from Chalfont St. Giles, came to Chipperfield where he raised [...]

Films On Fridays

2nd of October 2007

Films will be showing at Sarratt Village Hall once a month on Friday evenings. Dates for your diary 19 October, 16 November, 7 December, 11 January, 15 February, 14 March and 11 April. No advance tickets. All are welcome. Julia Lawrence (260504)

Homeopathy – Safe Medicine For Everyone

2nd of October 2007

Homeopathic  medicine  is a well proven alternative successfully used for over 200 years. It is a method of personal healing that is safe and natural  as  well as  very effective.  The central principle  of homeopathy is the Law of Similars. This says that whatever symptoms a substance from nature will produce when given to a [...]

Worldwide Family History Open Day

2nd of October 2007

10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday 13 October at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, Pegs Lane, Hertford Talks by visiting speakers on family history for beginners. Subjects include: Introduction to Family History; Hertfordshire�s Hidden Histories; How to Research Your Scottish and Irish Ancestry; Tracing Your African-Caribbean Ancestry and DNA and Family History. Hertfordshire Family History Society [...]

Don Pratt

2nd of October 2007

1928 – 2007Don�s wife and family would like to thank friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy following Don�s recent passing.They would also like to thank everyone who attended the funeral service and paid tribute to him. The collection following the service raised �100 which has been donated to the Hanover Stroke Unit at [...]

The Grove, Whippendell Bottom

2nd of October 2007

I recently came across a photocopy of an interesting article entitled Kings Langley, Chipperfield and Cherry Trees, written by Jean Tearle. I have so far been unable to identify the source of this article, but am hoping that Jean would be happy to share with you that part of the story that relates to Chipperfield. [...]

A Special Guest This Christmas ?

2nd of October 2007

�It was a pity. My flatmate had a wonderful first experience of Christmas, but there was no place for me.’� (Chinese student)For 20 years, HOST has been linking international students at British universities with volunteer hosts, for short, enjoyable and mutually beneficial visits. Last year, several hundred adults, from all over the world, enjoyed discovering [...]

Baptist Church

2nd of October 2007

From Jason Gain the new Pastor of Chipperfield Baptist Church:As you read this my family and I should be rid of all the boxes, and have a place for everything and everything in its place. Well, hope does spring eternal!However hard it is to move on � and it was � there is always an [...]

St Paul�s And Holy Cross

2nd of October 2007

It really is a joy to walk with my dog through the woods of Chipperfield Common: my favourite spot is that small area where there are just beech trees.  The other day the sunlight was streaming through the leaves making a patchwork of light and coloured shade.  I just stood and enjoyed.It has always amazed [...]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of October 2007

SONGS OF PRAISEAnyone passing the church recently might have been surprised to hear the rousing strains of “Happy Birthday to You” after the Saturday and Sunday Masses. This is not in the hymn book but it was sung spontaneously when Fr. Des announced that his brother Fr. Terry was staying on for few extra days [...]

Noah�s Ark 2007

2nd of October 2007

In the year 2007 he Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in England, and said �Once again the Earth has become wicked and over-populated and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans�. He gave Noah [...]

October In Your Garden

2nd of October 2007

This is the best month to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as crocus, narcissi, tulips and hyacinths. Use bulb fibre when planting in bowls and potting compost when growing bulbs in containers. When growing bulbs in the garden it is a good idea to mix in some potting compost or organic conditioner to improve he soil.Pansies, [...]

Light Up A Life This Christmas

2nd of October 2007

The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home has cared for more than 7,500 terminally ill patients and their families across the Chilterns area. Our pioneering service began in 1985 when five nurses helped our first patient, Iain Rennie, to come home from hospital to be with his young family during the final stages of his battle [...]

Carers In Hertfordshire

2nd of October 2007

We are an independent organisation providing information, support and advice to unpaid carers across the county � they maybe caring for a family member, friend or neighbour with an illness, disability � learning or physical or mental health illness and parent carers. There are approximately 15,000 carers in Watford & Three Rivers and at the [...]

Salmon And Sculpture

2nd of October 2007

Traditionally the August meeting of Chipperfield Evening W.I. is a social event. This year Richard and Lesley Edwards very kindly offered Burford House as a venue and members, husbands and friends enjoyed a salmon supper prepared by members.On Wednesday 17 October, Dick Onians, a local sculptor with an international reputation, will be giving a talk [...]

Changes At Chipperfield Playgroup

2nd of October 2007

I am pleased to report that at last the playgroup store cupboard roof has been replaced after the vandalism.  We are extremely grateful to the Parish Council for their Grant towards this.I am sad to announce that I will no longer be running Playgroup. I would like to thank many people for supporting me over [...]