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Gardening In Winter

1st of December 2010

Gardening in winter With days getting shorter and colder we often think that there is nothing to do in the garden but there is much we should be doing. Vegetables and fruit. Winter digging should continue adding farmyard manure as necessary but not when the ground is frozen or sodden. This is a great way […]

Time To Stand And Stare

1st of December 2010

I seem to spend a long time on the phone these days; some are nice calls from friends to see how I am, and some are not so nice business calls, often with a long wait and dreadful music. I am not a fan of any sort of music, I prefer bird song, rushing water, […]

David Bathurst 1929 – 2010

1st of December 2010

David was born and bred in Scatterdells Lane, well almost. In fact, he had to be born in Hemel Hempstead hospital as Scatterdells lane had no electricity, gas or water supplies! Other than his RAF service and odd stints in digs from Monday to Friday ‘86’ or ‘88’ had always been his home. The young […]

Baptist Church

1st of December 2010

In all honesty, hand on heart, I can say I don’t like to be known. I refrained from using the word ‘celebrity’ or ‘to be famous’ because that would just sound crass. Over the last few weeks people have been coming up to me saying “saw you in the papers” or “nice photo in Chipp […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of December 2010

Tuesday 26 October was a cold grey day and I was glad of that as the taxi bus in which I was sitting made its way to Auschwitz. Such weather seemed somehow fitting for such a visit. Having visited genocide sites in Rwanda, I was both expecting and prepared to be disturbed as my thoughts […]

Wi News

1st of December 2010

CHIPPERFIELD AFTERNOON W.I. Margaret Rogers began her talk ‘All about elephants’ by reminding us of the story as to how he got his trunk! She then told us of his physical and family structures, social life and the differences between the Indian and African elephants. We enjoyed hearing about these wonderful animals. CHIPPERFIELD EVENING W.I. […]

William Matthew Morgan29 /10/09 To 29/10/10

1st of December 2010

Our baby boy was born a sleeping angel. 1st anniversary above in Heaven. We held you in our arms, We kissed your face, we held your hand, You are at peace our baby William. A kiss never kissed, A dream never wished, An embrace never felt, A beauty never beheld, A tear never cried, A […]

Village People

1st of December 2010

Lesley and Richard Edwards are pleased to announce the safe arrival on 28 October   of twin granddaughters, Charlotte Maeve and  Esme Rhiannon, born to their son and daughter-in-law, Robbie and Emma, in Putney. We are sad to report the tragic death on 8 October of Mark Dunford, aged 45, husband of Katie, father of […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of December 2010

A SureStart Children’s Centre for Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Sarratt and Flaunden. Where did that year go!?! The count-down to Christmas is now well and truly on and a new year will soon be upon us. 2010 has been a very significant year for us and we are delighted with how the Centre has gradually become an […]

News From St Paul’s School

1st of December 2010

Dressing up day On the last day before half term the school decided to have a themed dressing up day. There was a theme for each class which was the history topic they had been studying. Reception was allowed to choose; Year 1 dressed up in the theme of their Grandparents, Mum or Dad; Year […]

Rspb – Save The Albatross

1st of December 2010

With Christmas fast approaching, please remember to tear off the used stamps on your Christmas card envelopes and all other mail. If you could collect them and put them into the box at the back of the narthex in St. Paul’s Church, the RSPB would be very grateful for your help. Together with the clean […]

Lifeboats

1st of December 2010

The September house to house collection raised £687.47 including a most welcome collection of £15.57 from The Boot at Tower Hill. Very many thanks go to all the collectors and contributors who have so willingly given their help and support. Margaret Newman

Sale Of Charity Christmas Cards

1st of December 2010

A very successful sale on 23 October raised £1197.15 for charity and the raffle, refreshments etc made over £200 for the Small Hall. Buying Christmas cards and small gifts was fun when there was so much variety and choice. The coffee and cakes were excellent and the morning became quite a social occasion. Many thanks […]

Chipperfield News Publication

1st of December 2010

After 11 years as joint editor, Anne Breen is retiring and an opportunity has arisen to apply for the voluntary post of joint editor. For further details, please contact Richard Edwards, Chairman. 01923 262549 rledwardsedwards@btinternet.com

Cycling To Morocco

1st of December 2010

A brief account of a short bicycle tour to the Berber city of Fes by Patrick Field, sometime resident of Queen Street, Chipperfield (8/10/10) M.V. Normandy docks at Ouistreham before dawn and – after a sweaty night sleeping on the floor – I turn west, lean my bike by an imposing D-Day memorial and leaving […]

Gardening In November

1st of November 2010

Autumn is now well advanced and leaves are falling everywhere. Days are really getting short and there is still a lot to do. Fruit and Vegetables. It’s time to lift the rest of the parsnips and to harvest Brussels sprouts and winter brassicas as they mature. Pigeons are getting to be a real problem with […]

A Choral Concert

1st of November 2010

St Paul’s Church was the venue for a wonderful Choral Concert on Sunday 3 October. Church Organist and Musical Director, Keith Beniston, took up the baton to conduct the St Paul’s Choir with additional singers and soloists whilst the organ was played for the evening by John Wyatt. The concert opened with a superb performance […]

Difficult Times

1st of November 2010

The last month has been the most difficult time of my life, but our beautiful garden and the local wildlife have helped to sustain me. So many times I have seen the wonderful Roe Deer in their golden summer coats, either peeping at me through the trees or gracefully bounding across the fields, or the […]

Horticultural Society Autumn Show

1st of November 2010

The Village Hall was filled with tables of fruit and vegetables grown to a very high standard, the size of the leeks, parsnips and pumpkins were to be wondered at. On the other side of the hall, wonderful arrangements in the floral art classes filled the eye with colour and were a joy to behold. […]

Light Up A Life For Ian Rennie Hospice At Home

1st of November 2010

The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home would like to invite you to join them at one of this years Light up a Life ceremonies. The dedication ceremonies are being held in Hemel Hempstead Old Town as part of the Victorian Evening on Saturday 20 November at 6.30pm and also at the Light up a Life […]