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W.i. News

20th of December 2008

Afternoon WI. We had a perfect day for our annual outing to Woburn Abbey (whilst it rained at home). The house tour was very interesting, the tea delicious and we circled the park in the safety of our coach! Our September speaker, Dorinda Diggins, told us of her funny experiences in France and showed us […]

Oh Yes It Is…… Panto Time Again!

20th of December 2008

As some of you already know, the January Pantomime for 2009 is Jack and the Beanstalk. A tale of love, adventure and some beans! A gruesome Giant, a wicked Witch, a fabulous Fairy, a brave Hero, the obligatory village Idiot, a daft Dame and, of course, a cute and cuddly cow! The show will run […]

News From St. Pauls School

20th of December 2008

During the first week of November we held another of our themed weeks in which the whole school departs from the normal timetable. Our theme this time was Inspirations and was largely Art and RE based, although all aspects of the curriculum were covered. Some classes visited the National Gallery to learn about religious art; […]

In Your Garden This Winter

2nd of December 2008

Winter came a little early this year and some of us gardeners did get caught out. The weight of the snow falling on trees and shrubs during October made branches break and led to some early pruning. It did remind us of what might be to come and that we should make preparations for inclement […]

Winter Visitors Or Just Neighbours?

2nd of December 2008

The dull damp mornings of the last week of October and the first week of November have been brightened by the noisy arrival of skeins of geese flying out on to the stubble to graze. As Ted, our dog, and I take our first walk of the day, V formations come over head honking, seemingly […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of December 2008

TOM STUART-SMITHAround 100 local gardeners filled the Parish Room on 30 September to hear a talk by one of Britain’s top garden designers, Tom Stuart-Smith. Living locally at the Barn, Serge Hill, Bedmond, Tom is passionate about herbaceous perennials and their use in medium and large gardens and his talk was well illustrated with views […]

Jim Pritchard 1922 – 2008

2nd of December 2008

James Francis Pritchard – known to all as Jim – was born on 1 November 1922 at Tuffs Farm Chipperfield, where he lived all his life.He was the middle child of three born to Edith & Frank Pritchard. His older sister Mary also lived in Chipperfield for all but her last few months. His younger […]

Baptist Church News

2nd of December 2008

Great fun was had by us all at our Family Beetle Night held in October and £195 was raised for the ‘Katharine Dormandy Trust’ Haemophilia Society, the charity choice of our organizer Norah Mills. Thank you all for your support. We will be having another at a later date, but before that, there will be […]

Baptist Church

2nd of December 2008

It is a cliché, but Christmas does come around sooner every year. I would imagine that by 2020 we will see decorations up in June. This is not, as you would probably suspect, a grumpy old man moaning and bah humbugging. Actually I like the idea. A minister can’t really complain that people are celebrating […]

St Pauls Parish Registers

2nd of December 2008

We welcome into the familyof Gods Church:2nd November Harriette Lawes

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of December 2008

“For unto us ….a President is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders…” Barack Obama was elected US President in an atmosphere of engagement and enthusiasm not seen in decades, with a real expectation of change. Some are ecstatic at his election, others no doubt saddened, or perhaps resigned. Many are wondering how […]

Race Night At The Windmill

2nd of December 2008

On 20 October, a Race Night held at The Windmill raised the amazing sum of £710 for the Wish House Charity. Wish House is dedicated to brightening up the lives of terminally ill children by making their wishes come true. Sincere thanks to all those who supported this event.

James Bond Comes

2nd of December 2008

TO BOVINGDONFollowing the success of Sherlock, Follow That Sleigh, The Bovingdon Players will present JB and the Top Secret Parrot – a spoof James Bond musical comedy (Hero: James Bovingdon). This Christmas Show features time machines, pirates, a man-sized aerial reconnaissance parrot, and the 1966 World Cup – not your usual bland spy drama! Nor […]

Christmas Tree Festival

2nd of December 2008

Chipperfield Baptist Church will hold their Christmas Tree Festival on the following dates:Saturday 13 and 20 December10am-5pm;Sunday 21 December 10am-2pm; Saturday 27 December 2-4pm; Thursday 1 January 12noon-4pm.The Chiltern West Gallery Quire will sing on Sunday 14 December at 4pm with tea afterwards.Refreshments served during all opening times. Bulbs and decorations on sale on 13 […]

Pianist Wanted

2nd of December 2008

Chipperfield Theatre Group are looking for a rehearsal pianist for our summer 2009 production of Sweeney Todd.This is our 16th year of performing, and any musicians who would like to join this sociable group should contact james_east10@hotmail.com or call 07732 012372. We meet on a Monday and Thursday, and a cast of 30 people are […]

Village People

2nd of December 2008

Jim and Sandra Allan of Scatterdells Lane are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their fourth grandchild Chloe Beth on 1st July a sister for Faith and a second daughter to proud parents Steve and Beverley Miles. Congratulations to Linda and Alan Buxton of Redcroft, Kings Lane on the birth of a daughter Artemis […]

Our Village At War

2nd of December 2008

On the evenings of Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November, a total of 228 local residents came to the Village Hall to learn the fate of the Chipperfield men who had served in World War 1. Many in the audience were the sons, daughters, grandchildren or family members of the 169 men who joined the […]

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

2nd of December 2008

The September house-to-house collection raised £587.18. Very many thanks to all concerned.We are very short of collectors, so if you feel that you could help by giving an hour or so of your time on a future occasion, do please contact me.Thank you.Margaret Newman, Honorary Secretary, Chipperfield Branch. 01923 262864

Poppy Appeal 2008

2nd of December 2008

Of course there has been exceptional media coverage of the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the Watford Observers piece about Chipperfields efforts may have helped – but we did not expect to collect £4,089.84! We have broken last years record of £3,750, in spite of the credit crunch and […]

Thanks To All The Chipperfield News Deliverers

2nd of December 2008

Happy Christmas and many thanks to all my trusty Chipperfield News deliverers !It is an amazing fact that almost every household in Chipperfield has Chipperfield News delivered to their door every month!This would not be possible without the dedication of the many unsung, unpaid heroes who trudge round the village popping a News into every […]