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April 2008

Sheila Brenda Hudson (née Bignell)

20th of April 2008

21 November 1927 – 1 February 2008 Gerald, Grace and Carol would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for the help and kindness shown to Sheila when she had her accident in October. Thank you to people who visited Sheila in hospital and Langley House; she enjoyed seeing you and hearing local news. Also […]

Chipperfield W.i. News

20th of April 2008

Chipperfield Afternoon WI had their New Year lunch in January, sixty-one members and guests tucking into a turkey dinner followed by John Wilsons talk on Wild life and natural gardening – a very successful afternoon. In December 2007 a few of our members paid a visit to the award-winning recycling depot at Cupid Green, Hemel […]

April In Your Garden

2nd of April 2008

Last year the spring was so mild that gardeners were planting geraniums and bedding plants in April and they were lucky that the frosts, which usually come at the beginning of May, did not happen. It is much safer to plant our tender plants later in May and to press on with jobs which should […]

New Friends And Old

2nd of April 2008

Some time ago I went to a wildlife talk where niga seed was recommended to attract Goldfinches. I went out and got some straight away. Every now and again I have had to throw it away as it went damp or mouldy, but I have persevered. Imagine my delight, it has been 2 years or […]

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Report

2nd of April 2008

1 Introduction In May 2007 we started the next four year cycle of the Council with elections to replace the retiring Councillors. To the retiring Councillors I wish to express the Councils sincere thanks and to the four new councillors a warm welcome. Inevitably there had to be some reorganisation and we took the opportunity […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of April 2008

Care was founded nearly 20 years ago and has gone from strength to strength helping the people of Chipperfield who, for a varied number of reasons, are not able to drive themselves to the doctors or to other appointments.We are all volunteers who give our time and help willingly in order to make life easier […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of April 2008

A Mobile Police Office will be situated in the Church Car Park on The Common on a regular monthly basis. The next visit will be on Tuesday 8 April from 11am-1.30pm.Services offered are crime and accident reporting, cloned credit cards, lost/found property, lost dogs (not found dogs), crime prevention advice, reports of abandoned vehicles, unoccupied […]

St Paul's Churchyard

2nd of April 2008

Some two dozen people met on 27th February in St Pauls Church Parish Room to discuss what might be done in the light of there being space for only two new full graves in the churchyard. The following points were raised:The possibility of extending the churchyard. It was noted that this poses considerable problems, both […]

Karen Beuchel

2nd of April 2008

Karen Buechel taught year 5 at St. Paul’s for 5 years in the mid 1980s, her first appointment after teacher training at Oxford. She died from cancer on 23 February at her home near Tiverton.The pupils she taught will now be in their late twenties, and will probably remember her for buying each child a […]

Church News

2nd of April 2008

At the time of writing, our March events have not yet taken place, so there will be a report on these in the next issue. Theres to be a Beetle Family Night on April 19th from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Please come and join us, it will be a lot of fun for you and your […]

Baptist Church

2nd of April 2008

Following on from the month of war you cannot go into April without mentioning THE DAY. All fools day is thought to stem from many different sources. It could be the change of calendar way back in the 16c, moving New Years Day to the 1st of January. Those that clung to the old date […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of April 2008

Literally as I sit down to write, my computer is playing up – for the fourth time over the last few days – and its getting worse! Not being a computer wizard, I dont know what to do, and the instructions on the screen dont seem to make sense, at least not to me, and […]

Kings Langley Bowls Club

2nd of April 2008

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, 4th 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 […]

Tappy Toes In The Village Hall

2nd of April 2008

Tappy Toes is a captivating dance/movement class for children aged 2 to 4 years.Founded by Claire Leal, a professional dancer, Tappy Toes offers a fun and educational syllabus to get toddlers moving. Tappy Toes engages their imagination, builds confidence and increases rhythm and coordination. The class is packed with energetic exercises and routines to all […]

The Gardening Wife

2nd of April 2008

She dug the plot on Monday The soil was rich and fine She forgot to cook the dinner So we all went out to dine. She planted roses Tuesday She says they are a must They were really very lovely But she quite forgot to dust. On Wednesday it was daisies They opened with the […]

Visit To Print Run

2nd of April 2008

On a sunny day at the end of January, five members of the Chipperfield News team drove to Wembley to visit Print Run, the firm that prints Chipperfield News every month. Richard drove us with plenty of helpful advice from four backseat drivers on the best route to take, and his ability to read road […]

A Century Of Gardening – Part 3

2nd of April 2008

By the time that the nursery reached its first quarter century, Herbert Simmonds was busy producing new plants. The most successful of these was Cotoneaster hybrida pendula which was exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show at Olympia in 1933 and at the Crystal Palace in 1934. This small weeping tree is now grown […]

Aladdin By Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of April 2008

With Biggins taking a well earned break from panto this year, it seemed the precedent of “out with the old and in with the new” had spread to Chipperfield Theatre Groups production of Aladdin, as some of the younger cast members got their chance to shine in lead roles.Though traditionally a part given to a […]

Dacorums Museum Store

2nd of April 2008

Are you aware that Dacorum has a wealth of interesting local artefacts and memorabilia stored in a building in Berkhamsted, behind the Civic Centre and that you are able to visit on a monthly ‘Tuesday Tour at Two?To book a tour, please call Dacorum Heritage Trust on 01442 879525 or you can contact them by […]

Chipperfield Choral Society

2nd of April 2008

A rousing performance of Finlandia by Jean Sibelius opened the annual spring concert of Chipperfield Choral Society on 8 March. The venue this year was the Barbirolli Hall at St. Clement Danes School and practically every seat was filled in the vast auditorium.It was a rather special occasion as the event was the 50th concert […]