We have welcomed two new Brownies since January. The girls have enjoyed a fun-packed term with lots of activities, including a disability awareness evening, a Thinking Day celebration and an entertainment night for the leaders! Also, I am extremely pleased to say that our Bring and Buy Sale for Marie Curie Nurses was a great [...]
Well what a season. It seems like years ago when the campaign was started at home against Tring Tornadoes. Tring were lucky to get 0 as we scored 7!, the U10′s were off! The following cup defeat against Rickmansworth was a minor blip, it was the league we wanted. Errors cost us 2 points in [...]
At the Annual Parochial Church Council meeting on 27 April, we were delighted to report the fund raising project of the last 6 months had been most successful, thanks to the generosity of past and present Local Friends of Chipperfield. There will be two further organ fund raising events held in June, namely: a silver [...]
There are just 3 months each year which are virtually frost-free and June is the first of these. It is a frantic time of choosing and planting out all those tender bedding plants such as geraniums, fuchsias, petunias, busy lizzie, begonias, dahlias, ageratum and marigolds. Trailing fuchsias and geraniums and Surfinia petunias are ideal subjects [...]
I love to hear the skylark singing on my early morning walks with Ted, our young Labrador. Even on the rather barren, open field behind Scatterdells Lane there are still plenty about. The path runs beside a nice thick hedge, the next one across the field must be half a mile away! The other side [...]
Wednesday 24 September: Terry Simmonds will give a talk on the history of his family and the Nursery which his family created. Come and listen to him talking on his experience and expertise on plants and gardens. Tickets: £3; CHS Members £2.Friday 30 October: Tom Stuart-Smith is 6 times gold medal winner at Chelsea, winner [...]
It was almost entirely blocked …. It had been like that for months; slowly getting worse …. and finally, something had to be done! Whoever had plumbed in the wash hand basin in our bathroom, seemed to have done so in a way that made it almost impossible to get at the U-bend! After considerable [...]
We were saddened to hear of Father Des’ death on April 18 and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Catholic congregation who will greatly miss him, their brother, priest and friend.April was a busy month for our church, with the lunch and Beetle Family Night which was so much fun we [...]
It is with sadness I write this months copy for Chipperfield News. Father Des had been ill much of the time I have been in Chipperfield and to my great regret and shame I never found the time to meet him. It was a show of unity that as many as possible of the local [...]
Father Desmond Cantwell S.D.S, parish priest of Our Lady Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield, passed away on April 18th in Hemel Hempstead Hospital. He was 68 years old.There are those who would say Desmond Cantwell was born to be a priest, for indeed he and two of his four brothers were ‘born priests’, each serving [...]
A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common on Tuesday 3 June from 11am-1.30pm.Come and visit the office and meet our Police Community Support Officer, David Alexander.
Dancing classes are held in the Parish Room and at Blackwells in Chipperfield on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday for children, starting from two and a half years.We are working towards examinations with the British Arts and next summer all pupils will take part in another School production of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. Previously [...]
There is a correction to be made to the names under the photograph of ‘Old Timers at The Windmill in the April Chipperfield News. The first person in the front row is in fact Henry Channer, Lew Channers father, who lived at Anchor Cottage.
If any ladies (or gentlemen) would be interested in knitting squares to make blankets for charitable causes, please contact Kathy Archer on 01923 260528. I have a small supply of double knitting wool and a few pairs of number 10 needles.
Chipperfield Short Mat Bowls Club held their annual dinner at Little Hay Golf Club on Friday 2 May. An excellent meal was served and members and guests enjoyed a pleasant evening in convivial surroundings. Ron Ray, the President, expressed the club’s thanks to David Piper who had organised the Pairs Competition for many years but [...]
Congratulations to June Nightingirl of Didsbury Cottages who will be celebrating her 90th birthday on 6th June.
I shall be organising a book sale at the end of the summer to raise funds towards the cost of refurbishing The Small Hall (Chipperfield Youth Club premises). The sale will take place at the beginning of September, so please keep your holiday paperbacks bought over the summer months and sort out any others you [...]
The Spring Sale was held at St. Paul’s on April 19. The cold, wet April morning failed to dampen spirits and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to all who helped with the sale and to those good folk who braved the weather to come and support us. The refurbishment of the [...]
Key ring with a green heart-shaped fob, 2 silver keys and a brass Chubb key on it was found in the church car park. Please phone 01923 269480 to claim.
Come and visit 6 acres of interesting and varied gardens that have been developed over the past 25 years. Sandwiches, tea/coffee, soft drinks and home-made cake stall, gardening advice, plants for sale and music from the jazz and blues band ‘Toad will all add to the pleasure of your visit in aid of this wonderful [...]