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July 2009

Your Garden This Summer

2nd of July 2009

The weather during May and early June was extremely hot and dry. Maybe this summer is going to be a scorcher! If this does happen we shall have to make sure that our water butts are full just in case we end up with a hosepipe ban because vegetable crops must be kept watered in […]

A Post Card From Devon

2nd of July 2009

I usually write my News Notes sitting at the dining room table glancing out of the window down to the wildlife pond, but today I am sitting in hot sun on a beautiful beach in South Devon casting my eyes over the rocks. In the last few days we have seen a common seal come […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Promoted But Miss Out On Top Spot

2nd of July 2009

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club had an excellent season achieving second place in Division One and promotion back to the Premier Division; we are looking forward to playing Bovingdon again next season. After leading the league for most of the season it all came down to one final game against Cuffley. In a very close game, […]

Chipperfield Village Hall Agm Wednesday 3 June

2nd of July 2009

A well attended meeting heard Richard Edwards, Chairman, report a successful financial year with a near maximum uptake in lettings. The main hall flooring had been sanded and sealed in April 08, and new chairs provided in May 09, both of which had been appreciated by users. Anne Stickland, the Village Hall Secretary, was appointed […]

Sally Main

2nd of July 2009

Sally was born in 1937 in Kingston, Jamaica. During her first ten years the family had a number of homes; partly because her father was in the Army and partly due to the war. Sally was educated at The Royal School in Bath. Rather than pursuing an academic education and career for which she would […]

Baptist Church

2nd of July 2009

We are going to have to give in to the Great British obsession and talk a little about the weather. The bi-monthly edition of Chipperfield News does two things. First, we are to be twice as interesting (Hmmm). Second, we are at a double disadvantage in being unable to predict the weather we have had […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

2nd of July 2009

Theatre can be an amazing way of communicating – setting before us clearly (and often with humour) all sorts of things which just words struggle to do. Recently Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company presented a series of dramatic sketches in Latimer. One of these featured three people, each representing three key things of life – […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of July 2009

While most of you will be away for your summer holidays, we will be busy rehearsing for our September production Sweeney Todd Shock ‘n’ Roll Show by Peter Miller and Randal Lewton A light hearted musical 2, 4, 5 September in the Village Hall We are really pleased to welcome several new members to this […]

Wildacre Annual Art Exhibition

2nd of July 2009

This will be held at Chenies School from Friday 28th August to Monday 31st August inclusive. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am-5.30pm daily. Refreshments will be available and there is free parking. Approximately 250 – 300 paintings in a mixture of media – watercolour, acrylic, pastel and oils will be on display. There […]

Local Walking Group Seeks New Members

2nd of July 2009

Meet on the Common opposite the Two Brewers at 5 pm for a 5 mile walk returning to the Two Brewers. The Chilterns 20’s-30’s Walking Group is a group of more than 200 people based in the Chiltern area. The group organise 4-7 mile half-day and 8-12 mile full-day walks at weekends with many ending […]

Autumn Show

2nd of July 2009

Saturday 19th September 2009 in the Village Hall After our summer show, featuring Roses and Sweet Peas, now it is the turn of the Chrysanthemums and Dahlias. There are classes for all fruit and vegetables as well as pot plants, Asters, Gladioli, Fuchsias and mixed flowers. Three floral classes, seven domestic classes from jam to […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of July 2009

Thursday 3 September 7.30pm in The Parish Room Preparing for a show and What the show judge saw by David Empson David Empson has been a regular show judge and speaker for the past 20 years and his talk should be a fascinating insight to the world of judging. Tickets £5 (CHS members £4) Tickets […]

Parish Council News

2nd of July 2009

Proposed boxing class We are hoping to start a boxing class in the village in the near future but we really need to know if any of our teenage boys and girls would like to learn to box! If you are interested, please contact our Parish Clerk on 01923 253310. Thank you for your cooperation. […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of July 2009

A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common from 11am-1.30pm on Tuesday 28 July and Tuesday 25 August and from 1-3pm on Wednesday 15 July and Wednesday 12 August. Services offered are crime and accident reporting, cloned credit cards, lost/found property, crime prevention advice, reports of abandoned vehicles, unoccupied […]

Village People

2nd of July 2009

We are sad to report the death of Alice Ellen Dean who has died aged 87. Alice was a teacher at St Paul’s School in the 1960’s and her husband, Tom, was the organist at St Paul’s Church. Alice died peacefully at Lutterworth on 3 May. Diamond congratulations and very best wishes to two special […]

Morris Dancing 10 – 12 July

2nd of July 2009

Greensleeves Morris Men will be out and about in Chipperfield this weekend. Friday night at 9pm on the Common; Saturday 5pm at The Windmill and The Plough; and on Sunday at 10.30am at the open-air service on the Common after which they will process to The Windmill for more dancing.

Blackwell's, The Village Club

2nd of July 2009

Hello and welcome to you all from the new proprietors, Steven and Paul Ward. We are local people, Steven living in Chipperfield and Paul in Sarratt. We recently took over the Café/Bar and hope to create a successful village meeting point. Our open hours are 8.30am-11.00pm Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and […]

Annual Guided Walk Around Chipperfield Common

2nd of July 2009

A wonderfully sunny evening greeted more than 30 residents on 20 May for the welcome reinstatement of the annual guided walk around Chipperfield Common. Colin Chambers, the new Woodlands Officer at Dacorum Borough Council, led the walk ably assisted by Claire Covington. The leisurely walk lasted well over an hour, taking in some of the […]

Open Gardens Sunday 19 July

2nd of July 2009

2 – 5pm in aid of the British Red Cross Burford House – A large informal garden with lawns, mature trees, herbaceous borders, water garden, vegetable garden and beautiful views. Mahogany Hall – A natural garden in a woodland setting with large pond and water garden. Doggetts – A family garden of about an acre […]

St Paul’s Summer Concert

2nd of July 2009

We shall be offering a concert, unusually choir-free, of some of the most charming music ever written. This will include the variations from the “Trout” Quintet by Schubert with guest pianist Peter Wild, and the much loved movement for strings by Borodin that featured in the popular musical “Kismet”. Mezzo soprano Hyacinth Nichols will return […]