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March 2010

1954-57 Memories

5th of March 2010

Saw the Chifferfield Web Site and my past flashed in front of my eyes.  My ages were 9-13.  My father was stationed at Bovingdon Airfield.  My family lived at “The Cottage” in Chipperfield.  I attended Durrants Secondary Modern School in Croxley Green.  Played on school soccer team & sang in school choir.  Graduated 2nd in [...]

Chipperfield Diary Of Village Events 2010

1st of March 2010

As last year, you will find inserted a list of provisional dates for 2010 to assist all organisations in planning their events. This year we have moved on and are including the information in the “Village Diary” on the website: www.chipperfield.org.uk. By finding the relevant month and then clicking on the date in question, you [...]

Mobile Police Office

1st of March 2010

Unfortunately there will not be an office here this month due to a defect in their vehicle. Details of their local offices are on www.herts.police.uk

Queen Street

1st of March 2010

As the Village Design Statement puts it, Queen Street consists of a number of Victorian cottages constructed of red brick with tiled roofs, and although they have been modernised and extended, the original character of the street is still evident and attractive to film crews wishing to capture the atmosphere of the 19th century. It [...]

March In Your Garden

1st of March 2010

This is one of the busiest months for gardeners. Bareroot hedging plants such as beech, hawthorn, hornbeam and privet have to be planted by the end of March and so, too, do raspberry canes. If existing shrubs and conifers are to be dug up and moved, the operation must be done before the sap starts [...]

Ups And Downs

1st of March 2010

Although the snow has gone now the bird table and feeders are still busy. A constant stream of blue tits, great tits, and coal tits come to feed on peanuts, sunflower seeds and fat. My pair of robins like the dried meal worms that I put out along with the crumbs, while dunnocks feed on [...]

Cinderella By Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of March 2010

I usually cobble these reviews together by scribbling random notes on my programme while the play is in progress then try and make sense of it later. On this occasion it was different – twenty minutes into Chipperfield Theatre Group’s Cinderella I could do nothing but cast my pen aside and enjoy the show. Selfish, [...]

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club

1st of March 2010

The 2009/2010 season has now reached close to the half way stage although the very extreme weather seen over the last few weeks has meant both teams will have to undertake some midweek games to catch up before the season ends. The first team under the leadership of Derek Hall are currently 7th out of [...]

Maureen Morton

1st of March 2010

MAUREEN MORTON Maureen (Wallington) was born at Sarratt, one of four children. She attended the village school and Durrants School in Croxley. Her nickname was Billie. She married Mike Morton in 1957 and following the birth of their son, Adrian, the family moved to Chipperfield when the houses were built in Croft Meadow. Maureen enjoyed [...]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2010

Spring always follows winter. True? Yes, well of course it does. Once the dark nights have given way slowly and surely to the bright mornings, the brain and senses seem to take on a new lease of life. Plants begin to get greener. Animals begin to get livelier. The upturn in life all around seems [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2010

Once again preparations are in train for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Eighteen children from local schools attend classes at our Church on Friday evenings. They need to cover a great deal to be ready as the celebration of their First Communion will be held in May. This is always a most joyful [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of March 2010

Making predictions can be a very risky business in any sphere of life; in weather forecasting, in sport, in finance, in assessing market response, in politics….. whatever! As each month I come to write something for Chipperfield News (four weeks before publication) I often struggle as I want to say something which is up to [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of March 2010

SPRING SHOW – SAT 20 MARCH – CHIPPERFIELD VILLAGE HALL Our Spring show has classes for all our wonderful Spring flowers and plants grown either outside or indoors. All vegetables have their classes from onions to leeks. Handicraft always has wonderful classes for everything you have made this winter. Paintings, drawings, knitting, soft toys, canvaswork, [...]

Chipperfield Evening Wi

1st of March 2010

Peter Berners-Price gave a talk about the Cure Parkinson Trust.  This charity was started ten years ago by local resident Sir Richard Nichols and others and is known locally as ‘Movers and Shakers’. Tom Isaacs, who has Parkinsons, walked the coast of Britain to increase awareness and to raise money for the charity which seeks [...]

Your Chipperfield News

1st of March 2010

We always welcome news about village residents; scholastic or sporting achievements, births, weddings and so on. Have you any suggestions as to how we could improve it? Please let us know either by e-mail: editors@chipperfield.org.uk or a note in the Chipperfield News box in the Post Office or the Two Brewers or telephone the editors: [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2010

Building work has commenced at St. Paul’s School and we are hoping for the centre to be ready early this Summer. The mobile toy library is proving very popular. We have increased the locations where the mobile toy library can be accessed to ensure that everyone has the chance to borrow the resources, including some [...]

St Paul’s School

1st of March 2010

Welcome to the first St Paul’s School page in the Chipperfield News. This page has been written entirely by the pupils, and contains items that they think will be of interest. They have set up their own committee, with two Year 6 pupils as editors, Sophia Rees and James Matthews, and the others nominated as [...]