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February 2009

Neilma Swann (formerly Coates) 1945-2008

20th of February 2009

Neilma was born and raised in The White House, Upton Road, Watford, and spent her teenage years in Croxley Green. She started a cake making business for which she showed great talent, and delighted many future friends in Chipperfield with an amazing variety of cakes to mark special occasions. She married Anthony Coates in 1970, […]

News From Hospice Of St. Francis

20th of February 2009

2009 is set to be another busy year for the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. There will be a number of special events held during the year to mark the anniversary but here are just some of the fundraising events planned over the next few months: The biggest […]

75th Anniversary

20th of February 2009

Congratulations and best wishes to Chipperfield Afternoon Womens Institute which celebrated its 75th anniversary last month. To mark the occasion, members presented a computerised weather station to St. Pauls School – “Far more useful than a bench on The Common” said Secretary Jennifer Kahn! Founded in 1934, the Afternoon W.I. meets at 2.15pm on the […]

Hope Vets, Bovingdon

2nd of February 2009

After months of Hope Vets ‘on the road, we proudly opened our purpose built surgery in November. From our fully equipped home we can now provide for all your pets health and wellbeing needs.Why is it that we recognise our own need to shape up, but we forget about our pets? Dark winters often mean […]

Winter Wonderland

2nd of February 2009

Spring is just around the corner- but as I sit writing these notes and looking out of the window it is hard to believe. The haw frost has not left the trees all day and it did not yesterday either. The weather man said the cold snap would end in a couple of days, but […]

New Yoga And Pilates Classes

2nd of February 2009

A new series of yoga and pilates classes are due to begin at 9.00am on Wednesday 4 February in the Village Hall. The classes are organised by Freemotion who publish a detailed timetable at www.fremotion.biz If you suffer from joint or muscle pain or have an old nagging injury, why not make your first appointment […]

Paper Pioneers

2nd of February 2009

Paper Pioneers, a new book published by Dacorum Heritage Trust, tells the many stories associated with paper manufacture, from the ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus to the first machines in the world, set up at Frogmore and Two Waters Mills. It also highlights John Dickinson’s at Apsley, Nash, Home Park and Croxley Mills and the […]

Village People

2nd of February 2009

Frank and Lesley Baker are delighted to announce the arrival on November 16th of William Charles Baker.He weighed in at 8lb 11 oz. and his brother Jamie (now 2 3/4) likes him nearly as much as his new radio controlled car.William can look forward to great fun with mum and Dad Jo and Tim, brother […]

Womens World Day Of Prayer

2nd of February 2009

The annual service is written by the women of a different country each year and this time will be held on 6 March at Bovingdon Baptist church at 10.00am. All ladies (and gentlemen) are invited to attend and you will be very welcome. Refreshments are served afterwards. The service involves all six churches from Sarratt, […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of February 2009

The parish dinner, held in Fr Des memory, was a great success – both socially and financially. A rolling succession of photographs during the evening reminded us of the many events during Fr. Des time in Chipperfield. As well as the good food and enjoyable company, over £1000 was collected for Fr. Des favourite charities.Another […]

Baptist Church News

2nd of February 2009

A Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a busy time for us all through December, with our Christmas Tree Festival in full swing. The children from St. Pauls school paid us a visit, and our pastor Jason explained the different aspects of the Christmas Story to them, as depicted in the decorated trees. […]

Baptist Church

2nd of February 2009

February the 2nd is “Groundhog Day” in the good ol’ USofA. It is a day when people gather to see a large rodent appear from its burrow. Depending on whether it sees a shadow or not, signifies if winter will continue for another six weeks or spring is to come early. There is a lot […]

Blackwells Village Club

2nd of February 2009

As Chairman of the Chipperfield Village Clubs Trust I am writing this to update you all about the current situation with Blackwells Village Club.Paul & Di Hewetson have, after three years hard work, decided to give up the tenancy of the club and have been talking to a number of interested parties about taking over […]

Editors Comment

2nd of February 2009

I think the listing of forthcoming village events is a very useful idea. However, I suggest that the village website is not the best place for such a list. To be effective, an anti-clash diary has to be readily available to all, including those who either dont have access to the village website or dont […]

Chipperfield Diary 2009

2nd of February 2009

We are conducting a trial display on the Chipperfield Village Website, with an insert in Chipperfield News, of major events planned to take place in the village for the forthcoming calendar year. This is for readers information and to try to avoid the clashing of event dates. I appreciate that this listing is not a […]

Christmas Music

2nd of February 2009

Chipperfield was blessed throughout the month of December with a feast of Christmas music. Traditionally our Choral Society begins the festivities with their wonderful Christmas concert and this year was no exception. A packed St. Pauls Church on 6 December saw Director of Music, Delia Meehan, conduct the choir of almost 100 voices in a […]

Playskill Goes From Strength To Strength

2nd of February 2009

We now have a new wonderful Occupational Therapist working within the group. Known as Popsi to Chipperfield residents, Gillian Stokes has joined the team of paediatric therapists who all come from Chipperfield and work in this Charity-run group for pre-school children with physical disabilities. Popsi is working alongside Debbie Hughes, Speech and Language Therapist from […]

A Warning From Neighbourhood Watch

2nd of February 2009

A Three Valleys Water identity card in the name of ‘Joe Ellis’ has been lost/stolen in the Hemel Hempstead area. It actually has the message “Not authorised to access customer’s premises” on it, but nevertheless check all Water Board identity cards carefully when they are presented. Vulnerable and elderly residents are sometimes burgled by bogus […]

Village Hall Memories

2nd of February 2009

This year the Village Hall Committee is making plans to celebrate the centenary of the opening in 1909 of the Village Institute as the Hall was originally named. To make it a really interesting village event, we need your assistance please. • What are your earliest memories of events in the Hall? • What events […]

St Pauls Churchyard

2nd of February 2009

The churchyard is much loved by Chipperfield residents and there is an expectation that it will be properly cared for and maintained by whoever is responsible. In this case it is the Parochial Church Council of St Pauls church with the assistance of a small grant from the Parish Council. In past years that grant […]