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May 2010

Village Hall Barn Dance

1st of May 2010

Saturday 13 March Local villagers got together for a fun evening Barn Dance which raised £788 for Village Hall funds. As always, Ken Turfrey and his group provided the music with Debbie, the Caller. Anne Stickland organised the evening which included an excellent two course hot supper. The event was a great success. Our thanks […]

Kerry Camden

1st of May 2010

Kerry lived in Chipperfield with his wife, Diana, for over 40 years and died peacefully at home with his family around him. As a professional musician playing the bassoon, Kerry worked with many of the major orchestras in London and also spent many years as principal bassoon in the London Mozart Players. He was professor […]

May In Your Garden

1st of May 2010

Spring was very late arriving this year with the majority of daffodils flowering in April rather than in March. Hopefully, the seasons will catch up and we should be able, with safety, to plant out the tender bedding plants towards the end of May as usual. Always be prepared to cover up vulnerable plants with […]

A Lady In Waiting

1st of May 2010

Spring at last and once again its lambing time. ‘Put the ram in on bonfire night and get lambs at Easter’ the old saying goes. Well, I got twins just before Easter but I am still waiting for Sally. Katy, the oldest ewe, is a very good mum and rather conveniently nearly always has her […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of May 2010

Spring Show – Saturday 10th March 2010 Despite the very cold and long winter that we have just experienced, the Spring Show was a great success. Although there were not the long tables filled with vases of daffodils that we usually have, we had a very large entry in floral art so that the village […]

Kings Langley Bowls Club

1st of May 2010

We are holding a COME AND TRY BOWLS morning at the Kings Langley Bowls Club on Sunday 9 May 10.00am-1.00pm. So why not join us and bring along family and friends for a fun morning. There will be a team of members on hand to show you the rudiments of the game. Equipment will be […]

Chipperfield Choral Society

1st of May 2010

The beautiful chapel of the Royal Masonic School for Girls was the venue for the annual spring concert on 20 March. Musical Director, Delia Meehan, conducted the choir and orchestra in the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera, Prince Igor, with those well known themes made popular in the musical Kismet during the 1950s. Bobby Chen […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club

1st of May 2010

The 2009/2010 season has now reached close to the end although due to the poor weather over the last few months it has meant both teams still have a fair number of games left and there will be a number of midweek games needed to complete the fixtures. The first team under the leadership of […]

Baptist Church

1st of May 2010

At the time of writing none of us are sure when the general election will be. All indications are that it will happen early to mid May. So have you been practicing writing your cross? Have you decided which party to vote for? Are you even going to bother at all? The last question is […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of May 2010

Well, some will be delighted that their party has been elected to govern….others will be disappointed …. A good proportion of the nation will feel their vote doesn’t count as they live in Someone’s ‘safe seat’ …. A significant minority of people will not have voted at all. But at least we have some sort […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of May 2010

Our team of 3 Catechists are busy instructing 18 children in preparation for their first Holy Communion this May. This year, rather than have a dedicated Mass, the children will receive the Sacrament for the first time during the 11am Masses, some on 16 May and the remainder on 23 May. In this way, the […]

Chipperfield Care

1st of May 2010

Annual General Meeting held on 10 March 2010 Our Chairman, Lady Nichols, welcomed everyone. The organiser, Ann Soanes, gave her report in which she said that in the past 12 months two of our wonderful volunteers, Bill Beavis and Sally Main, had died. They are both very sadly missed. Neville Thomas, who had been both […]

Chipperfield Evening W.i.

1st of May 2010

Charlotte Clifford addressed the meeting regarding her role as Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Farriers.  Mention of the Farriers was first recorded in 1232 noting they paid a ‘pipe roll’ of 6 horseshoes plus 61 nails to the monarch.  Documents record they were requested by the Mayor to form a Guild in 1356; they celebrated […]

Chipperfield Afternoon W.i.

1st of May 2010

Sheena Millington’s talk was about the making of the Quaker Tapestry. It is unified crewel embroidery of 77 panels conveying insights and experieces of the religious Society of Friends. 4,000 Friends and children in 10 countries have participated in the embroidery. Her slides showed its beauty and skill which includes the new ‘Quaker Stitch’ which […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of May 2010

Building work on the site at St. Paul’s School is really moving on at a pace now and, all being well, the centre should be open for business in early June! In the meantime, we have been busy carrying out our regular activities, together with some extra ones during the Easter holidays. Families enjoyed an […]

Blackwell’s The Village Club

1st of May 2010

One year on To celebrate our first year we are holding Blackwell’s Big Band Bash on Sunday 30 May from midday. Around 12 different bands and solo artists throughout the day. Barbecue, if the weather permits. All are welcome. This has been a great first year for us, meeting new people and some really great […]

St Paul’s School

1st of May 2010

School Sport Some of our Year 6 pupils have taken part in a lacrosse tournament. They managed to win the area heats and got into the regionals and they came 10th. Some pupils in Year 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby tournament on 26th March. They managed to get into the finals […]

A Summer Tea Party Tuesday 29 June 3-5 Pm

1st of May 2010

If you live in Chipperfield and are over 60, Chipperfield Care would like to invite you to a summer party at New Hall Farm. Come and meet old friends and make new ones. Enjoy wonderful cream teas, sandwiches and cakes. The roses will be blooming and the sun shining but if wet tea will be […]

Chipperfield Common Management Winter 2009/10

1st of May 2010

n January 2009 the management plan was reviewed as part of the ‘Green Flag’ process that the Common now enjoys. The emphasis switched from ‘continuous canopy cover’ achieved through programmed woodland thinning to creation of open glades and of ‘edge’ alongside major paths. This winter therefore has been busy with lots of activity both from […]