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March 2009

Rosemary Elizabeth Parry (1938-2008)

20th of March 2009

Rose was kindness itself. Rose never envied anyone. She never wanted anything materialistic in this world, all she wanted was her family around her, happy and well. Anyone and everyone could call on Rose, whatever the time of day, and be made welcome with a cup of tea. Rose loved her garden, and walking the […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group – Jack & The Beanstalk

20th of March 2009

In these difficult times it is reassuring that some things can be relied upon to raise peoples spirits – chief amongst them being Chipperfield Theatre Groups New Years panto. Fittingly, given the privation of its principle characters, Jack and the Beanstalk got the treatment this year. With a slight tweak of the plot to include […]

W.i. News

20th of March 2009

Afternoon W.I. On January 20, we held a celebration lunch to celebrate our 75th anniversary. We had a lovely hot meal and plenty of puddings in the Village Hall decorated with balloons and flowers. The anniversary cake was cut by our longest-serving members, Mimi Nichols (55 years) and Daphne Pritchard (38 years). Our guest speaker […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

20th of March 2009

We have welcomed 6 new Brownies since September. Our girls have enjoyed lots of fun activities, including an evening all about our senses, an autumn theme and a Christmas craft night. The girls worked very hard over 2 weeks to achieve their healthy heart badge. A highlight was visiting Vue Cinema at Woodside to see […]

March In Your Garden

2nd of March 2009

After one of the severest winters for many years gardeners will be hurrying to catch up preparing for the spring. Hopefully the hard frosts will have done good by breaking up the soil which had been dug and will have got rid of some of the bugs which cause problems. Lawns may have suffered and […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of March 2009

SPRING SHOW SATURDAY 21 MARCHVillage Hall, ChipperfieldOur Spring show has classes for all our wonderful Spring flowers and plants, come and enter your favourites, grown either indoors or outside. All vegetables have their classes from cabbages to rhubarb. Handicraft has a wealth of classes, where you can show your best creations, be it painting, knitting, […]

Winter Fun And Games

2nd of March 2009

At last, a proper winter and my toboggan has been out of the shed! It has been jolly useful for carting bales of hay to the sheep and first class for whizzing down hills. It was my best Christmas present when I was about 10 years old and I have treasured it ever since.I find […]

Tom Gilbert

2nd of March 2009

Norah, Jo and Jack Gilbert were just trying to come to terms with losing their beloved sister, Rose, on 20 October to a two year battle against cancer when they were told tragically of the sudden death from a heart attack on 5 December of their brother, Tom, aged 76.Tom was a master carpenter learning […]

Baptist Church

2nd of March 2009

Before my second son, Zachary, was born I thought there was a certain foreboding in the phrase “the ides of March”. In my ignorance (stop giggling!) and for the reference to the assassination of Julius Caesar, I assumed it was one of those days that has an association with trouble. However because of the wonders […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of March 2009

Earlier this year, Dr Scanlon, a cancer specialist from the Childrens Cancer Hospital in Dar es Salaam, came to speak to us about her work and to thank us for the support we had provided. Fr. Des had asked us to provide desperately needed drugs for the sick children. The congregation had collected and friends […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of March 2009

“Selfish attitudes ‘damage childhood”So states a report published at the beginning of last month by the Childrens Society after three years of detailed research. The findings assert that “the aggressive pursuit of personal success by adults” is now the greatest threat (italics mine) to British children. “Family break-up; unprincipled advertising; too much competition in education; […]

Village People

2nd of March 2009

Mr Brian Parry of Tower Hill would like to announce the birth of his beautiful grand-daughter, Alexandra Rose, on 12 November 2008. A daughter for Luke and Roxana Layal of Dunny Lane and sister for Joseph. Also a grand-daughter for Jann and Gogi of Abbots Langley. Chris and Sue Pinney are very pleased to announce […]

The Knitting Group

2nd of March 2009

I would just like to say a huge thank-you to all who contributed in the making of woollen blankets during 2008. There were those who knitted squares, those who gave enormous amounts of wool, those who gave already knitted squares and the two ladies who reminded and instructed me how to crochet so many squares […]

Village Hall Centenary

2nd of March 2009

1909 – 2009 The Blue Rhythm Boys In the Second World War the quiet life of Chipperfield changed with the arrival of the American forces at Bovingdon airfield and the billeting of soldiers from the British Tank Corps with local families when they were stationed in the village. One of the billets was that of […]

Village Hall

2nd of March 2009

BARN DANCEChipperfield Village Hall Centenary Year commenced with a very successful family and fun Barn Dance evening on February 7. The event was organised by the Village Hall Committee, spearheaded by Anne Stickland, and the band was led by Ken Turfrey. Profits from the evening of around £800 will go towards buying new chairs for […]

News From St Paul's School

2nd of March 2009

This term is a busy one for the business and management side of the school. Our annual census for the department of Children Schools and Families had to be completed. This year we had a record number of children on roll – 229 – and our school population is more diverse than it ever has […]

Chipperfield Care Agm

2nd of March 2009

WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 8pmChipperfield Village HallWe are a group of volunteers who provide support for villagers when other help is either not available or unreliable. When you need to get to a Doctors surgery, hospital appointment etc, and have no other means of transport, we are here at the end of a telephone – 01923 […]