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June 2010

A Reader Writes

1st of June 2010

Is there anyone who would like the use of a vegetable area in a private garden in Chipperfield?  It has been dug and is in good condition.  Access always available,  use of shed and green house and hose pipe.  Please ‘phone 01923 263715

Chipperfield Horticultutal Summer Show – Saturday 19 June

1st of June 2010

Our summer show in the Village Hall is always a wonderful display of colour and scent as there are numerous classes for both sweet peas and roses. Other flowers such as delphiniums, sweet williams, pansies, pinks, fuchsias and carnations all have their own classes as do pot plants. Classes for fruit and vegetables, such as […]

Your Garden In June

1st of June 2010

It was fairly cold at the beginning of May with frequent night frosts and the garden plants are continuing to flower much later than usual this year. June is usually a warm frost-free month, but it would be wise to have some garden fleece handy just in case of a freak late frost. The garden […]

New Arrivals

1st of June 2010

Four little lambs are now skipping around the garden. Sally finally produced twin girls early one Saturday morning. When I arrived on the scene just before 7 o’clock the second one had just been born and was still wet, but the first was on its feet and dry. I cannot say that she is the […]

Summer Concert St Paul’s Church, Sunday 11 July

1st of June 2010

The weekend of the Morris Men’s visit traditionally  finishes with a musical event in St Paul’s. This year this will be a concert for violin, piano & organ. The programme will include attractive, popular favourites, such as Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C# Minor and the famous 18th Paganini variation, Albinoni’s Adagio, and other well known music […]

Hospice Of St Francis

1st of June 2010

Markyate Plant Sale Saturday 5 June Held in a delightful, private family garden in the middle of the village. As well as plants, there will be a Hospice stall and a raffle. You can listen to gentle live music in a country garden. Your young children will be entertained whilst you enjoy the very best […]

Beware Of This Scam!

1st of June 2010

It has recently been reported that youths are calling at local homes and attempting to sell domestic cleaning items. The youths say they are part of a ‘Keep Britain Working Scheme’ organised by the Probation Service. Checks have been made and I can confirm that this is a scam and their items are very highly […]

Ivy Mcmanus 26.1.1917 – 6.5.2010

1st of June 2010

Ivy moved to Chipperfield in the 1980’s, living with her daughter Janet and her husband. The family were always present and she loved them passionately. She also loved her garden and flowers, as well as the wild life in the garden, constantly feeding the animals and birds. Ivy had a great love of all sports […]

Richard Cox

1st of June 2010

Chipperfield lost one of its great Sporting Legends when Richard Cox, known to all as ‘Joe’, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 10 March at the age of 70. Born and raised in Chipperfield, Joe honed his sporting skills at the daily sessions on The Common with all the other local lads of his time. […]

St Paul’s Church

1st of June 2010

I wonder if you took the opportunity at the end of May to go up in the balloon, moored to the Common, and see for yourself what Chipperfield looks like from the air? (I write of course before the event not knowing what the weather will be like!). If you did manage such a trip, […]

Catholic Church

1st of June 2010

A statement was read out in all Catholic churches on the last Sunday of April about the scandal of child abuse by some priests and religions. The Bishops of England and Wales wish to address this issue directly and unambiguously. Catholics are members of a single universal body. These terrible crimes, and the inadequate response […]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2010

For some, and I am one of them, this month holds a great deal of excitement. To start with this June sees the beginning of the world cup in South Africa. Thirty two teams from all around the world playing sixty four games to decide which one is the best. It is said that it […]

Chipperfield Evening Wi

1st of June 2010

With the aid of excellent photographs, John Tyler took the Chipperfield Evening WI along the oldest surviving route, The Ridgeway, from Ivinghoe Beacon to Avebury, Wiltshire. With the aid of excellent photographs he told us the history of its development from the times of hunter/gatherers, through the change to farming and to the modern day […]

Chipperfield Afternoon Wi

1st of June 2010

Chipperfield Afternoon WI decided to do their own entertaining this month and settled on a poetry and prose day. Members read out their favourite pieces which ranged from Tennyson to Roald Dahl. One member had even written her poem. It was a great success and brought back many happy memories.

Village People

1st of June 2010

Terry and Sandra Wicks of Scatterdells Lane are delighted to announce the birth of their grand-daughter, Annabelle Louise, born 15 April, weighing 7lbs 10ozs. The proud parents are Spencer and Debbie of Tower Hill. Harrison, aged 3 years, is now a big brother and loving his sister.   Tristan and Sarah Lloyd-Baker of Queen Street […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of June 2010

This year Chipperfield Theatre Group’s summer production is Fairway to Heaven and before you start worrying it’s not a play about Golf. It is a fast paced romp, set in the modern day, with plenty of laughs throughout. We have actually been rehearsing on a Thursday night in Blackwell’s Village Club, so I don’t know what […]

Some Tips On How To Beat Gardening Aches And Pains

1st of June 2010

The gardening season is now in full flow but spring and summer brings many patients to my door as a result of rather over zealous gardening. So, my advice is ‘take it slow’. The key thing to remember is that gardening is equivalent to participating in conventional sports like tennis, athletics and swimming – and […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of June 2010

We are very excited at the realisation that during the early part of June we really shall be moving into our newly created Children’s Centre at St Paul’s School! In the meantime our weekly activities continue: Tuesday Under 1’s and Wednesday Wigwams in Bovingdon and our toy library which can be accessed at both these […]

1st Chipperfiled Brownies

1st of June 2010

We have welcomed three new Brownies since January. Here are some of the fun activities the girls have enjoyed this term. We made Easter bonnets and friendship bracelets and dressed up in costumes from different countries to celebrate Thinking Day. Our Brownies joined in various District events which included a special Church Parade to celebrate […]

St Paul’s School

1st of June 2010

Dacorum Dance Competition Nineteen of us were lucky enough to get invited to the Dacorum Dance competition. Our theme was based around books. The story we chose was Where The Wild Things Are. Our dance was choreographed by the pupils and Mrs Smith. On the night we were all very nervous, but we performed beautifully […]