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December 2009

W.i. News

1st of December 2009

AFTERNOON WI John Wilson began his talk on the Japanese culture by getting us to stand and greet our neighbour in Japanese with hands together and a small bow. He explained the differences between ‘us’ and ‘them’ very clearly and showed us some lovely slides of Osaka and Kyoto in springtime. We did enjoy his […]

A Choral Concert

1st of December 2009

A performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Choral Symphony, ‘Hymn of Praise’, was the main work in a choral concert on Sunday evening 4th October in St Paul’s Church. An enlarged church choir was accompanied by an orchestra of over twenty performers. Our church organist, Keith Beniston, conducted while John Wyatt took over on the organ. Daniel […]

Some Memories Of Child Welfare In Chipperfield

1st of December 2009

The news that on Tuesday 10 November the Child Welfare Clinic was to be held in the Village Hall for the last time made me look back to see how this provision for Chipperfield’s children had changed over the years. The Parish Magazine dated June 1926 indicated that there were concerns about infant welfare in […]

Poppy Appeal

1st of December 2009

Once again Chipperfield people have been very generous and we have raised £4689.66. Special thanks to all the collectors, some of whom have been going door to door each November for many years. Thank you to the pubs, shops and other businesses which kindly have a poppy tin each year. The generous contributions in the […]

Cinderella

1st of December 2009

It’s panto season again and this year CTG are performing an old favourite, Cinderella! There are many strong characters including a delightful Cinderella, an endearing Buttons and two outrageously funny Ugly Sisters – not to mention a Pantomime Horse. Cinderella is delighted at her father’s return with his new wife and two new step-sisters. However, […]

The Friends Of Chipperfield Common Team Strikes Again!

1st of December 2009

Following our success in measuring the ancient chestnut trees, the wonderful Colin Chambers, tree warden from D.B.C, set the team another challenge should we wish to accept it and we did. This time it was to clear Manor pond, opposite the Manor House. We dug a new channel to divert rainwater from the road into […]

Mobile Police Office

1st of December 2009

Please note that this service has been temporarily suspended. It is hoped to be set up again soon. We are told that further information will be put on the village notice boards.

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club

1st of December 2009

The 2009/2010 season has seen some changes at Chipperfield Corinthians with the first team gaining promotion to the Herts County Premier Division and the reserves playing under a new management team. The first team have adapted very well to the higher division and at the time of writing are sitting in 5th place winning 5 […]

Winter In Your Garden

1st of December 2009

Finding time to do all the garden chores before Christmas often proves quite difficult. December is, however, a very good time to get the garden cleaned up and to make compost. The greenhouse will need to be cleaned if not already done. Sterilise with Jeyes Fluid or Armillatox and fumigate with a sulphur candle, if […]

Winter Magic

1st of December 2009

As you read these notes we are well into the long nights of winter and you are probably thinking of Christmas. As I take Ted, our Labrador, for his late night walk the cool night air is full of sounds, strange squawks, screams and hoots. Some creatures have things other than Christmas on their minds! […]

Kings Langley Physiotherapy Clinic

1st of December 2009

We are delighted to announce that we have reached our 20 year anniversary! Jill and Di started the clinic in 1989 in two rooms above Dr Kanani’s surgery in Kings Langley High street. Since then additional physiotherapists have joined the practice and so now all four treatment rooms are used on a daily basis, including […]

Ho Ho Ho For The Hospice Of St Francis

1st of December 2009

Sunday 6 Dec – from 10am Hemel Hempstead Town Centre We’re turning the streets a festive red and white in what we hope will be the biggest Santa Dash this side of Hertfordshire. Join hundreds of Santas of all ages as they take to the streets to raise money for local people with life limiting […]

Liz Holliday Memorial

1st of December 2009

I should like to thank everyone who has so far contributed so generously that the fund has reached nearly £1000. In consultation with Liz’s family, we hope to be able to provide a bench on the Common to replace one that has become dangerous, plant further daffodils outside the wall of St Paul’s churchyard and […]

Chris Saunders

1st of December 2009

Chris, formerly a farmer of Chipperfield, passed away on Monday 2nd November just shy of his 94th birthday. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially by his family; son John and daughter-in-law Judy, daughter Alison and son-in-law Bruce, his grandchildren Fiona, Karley, Victoria and Charles and great granddaughter Ella, sister-in-law Wendy, […]

Baptist Church News

1st of December 2009

As you can imagine – and also see from our Church Diary – the next several weeks are going to be busy ones. Our first event is the Christmas Lunch on December 5th, so please contact Brenda very soon if you would like to come. The Christmas Family Beetle Evening is on December 12th. If […]

Baptist Church

1st of December 2009

During the lead up to Christmas we may get a chance to experience quite a few traditional events. Maybe we will be shouting “he’s behind you” or indulge in much booing and hissing. I am sure many proud parents and grandparents will be telling little Johnny that his performance as the third Shepherd was as […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of December 2009

Knowing how much of his heart had remained behind in Tanzania, the congregation were very relieved and happy to see Fr. Terry back on the altar. He told us how wonderful it was to be in a place where no-one owned a watch and there was time for everything. He had so much enjoyed his […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

1st of December 2009

What’s the cost of Christmas? At the end of the day will it have been worth it? Well, of course, the answer depends on whom you ask! It will also depend on who has given what and why and how the gift is used. Have you ever thought of the cost of Christmas that our […]

Centenary Variety Show

1st of December 2009

In 1909 Chipperfield got its Village Hall, or Church Institute as it was then called, and back in the summer we enjoyed a very fine photographic exhibition. On 17th October over a hundred folk from Chipperfield and around put on a very special Variety Show to celebrate the Hall’s Centenary. Children from St. Paul’s School […]

Charity Christmas Card Sale

1st of December 2009

On a rainy October Saturday morning The Small Hall again provided the venue for a most successful and enjoyable event, thanks to Elizabeth Percy’s bravery in taking on the organisation of all the activity. The 8 charities represented took over £1200 and the Small Hall benefited to the tune of more than £200 from the […]