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November 2010

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 […]

Community Messaging

1st of November 2010

Sign up to Hertfordshire Constabulary’s new ‘Community Messaging’ and stay in touch with your local police service – Hear it Direct from Us ! Community Messaging uses the award-winning Online Watch Link (OWL) to send regular news to anyone with a Hertfordshire home, or work, postal address. It is a fast, straight forward and accurate […]

Hospice Of St Francis

1st of November 2010

Hot Foot it or Look Sharp for the Hospice  It’s the ultimate test of mind over matter! For the past five years the Hospice of St Francis has challenged the locals to walk barefoot over red hot coals burning at over 800 C!  This year there is a sharp new dimension and you can choose […]

Singing Workshop

1st of November 2010

Have some ‘Me’ Time at the Singing Workshop! The lovely singing workshop continues this autumn in the studio above Blackwells Café. The Saturday afternoon sessions are for all abilities, are lots of fun and very relaxed – perfect if you’ve always loved the idea of singing with other people. The songs are simple with beautiful […]

Review Of Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club 2010 Season

1st of November 2010

One of the most important aims for the club this season was for Ian Grout’s 1st XI to achieve promotion into the Saracens Herts Cricket League division 2. The team got off to a strong start and it was 7 games before they tasted defeat – one of only two all season long. The poor […]

Our Lady Mother Of The Saviour

1st of November 2010

Fr. Terry gets homesick…for Tanzania! As well as all his friends, he misses the whole way of life. We can only imagine the differences in life-style and attitudes. So he is going back there to his former parish for his annual holiday. One thing Fr Terry really misses is the ringing of the Angelus Bell, […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of November 2010

Within a matter of a few weeks, I have, through the media, been reminded of the Battle of Britain, had two weeks in Rwanda where the scars of the 1994 genocide are still raw: and visited Auschwitz; what a picture of mankind this presents! Why so much violence, suffering and agony? The root causes are […]

Baptist Church

1st of November 2010

Well it’s official. I am now done. I am ordained. I can now be called the Reverend Jason Gain. It was suggested that I might like to let everyone know what this event, service or act means for us in the Baptist Church and given I know very little about how others do it I […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of November 2010

The author of our summer production ‘Fairway to Heaven’ was the late Diana Raffle. We were delighted to welcome her husband Scott and their three children to see our interpretation of her play. Scott wrote to us afterwards to say that they had thoroughly enjoyed the production and felt sure that Diana would have been […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club

1st of November 2010

The Chipperfield Corinthians 2010/2011 season is already well under way but during the close season the Club concluded all the necessary arrangements to achieve FA Charter Standard Adult Club qualification. This is seen as the kite mark for any club in grassroots football and is a core component of the FA Football Development programme in […]

Wi News

1st of November 2010

Bill Manning with his dog, Laya, came to the Afternoon WI to explain and demonstrate the training and work of the Dogs for the Deaf charity. It was a very interesting talk, which brought home the plight of deaf people and the joy these dogs bring them. In August, members of the Evening WI enjoyed […]

Race Night At The Windmill

1st of November 2010

At the Race Night held at The Windmill on 1 October, the magnificent sum of £866 was raised in aid of the Wish House Charity. This charity helps brighten the lives of terminally ill children by making their wishes come true. Dave and Dawn would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Race […]

Village People

1st of November 2010

Congratulations to Carly-Anne Jones and Mark Heaphy of Queen Street who celebrated their marriage at The Grove on 6 August. Amanda and Aaron Kirby of The Street wish to announce the birth of their third child Leo, born at home on 11 August weighing 7lb 6oz. A brother for Thomas and Emily. Congratulations to Popsi […]

Hodgkins Lymphoma

1st of November 2010

Neil Sharp, who lives in Croft End Road, writes: In April 2009 I was diagnosed with Stage 4b Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent 6 months of intensive chemotherapy. Being only 31, an ex professional footballer and a husband and father of a one year old daughter, this came as a huge shock and devastating blow to […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of November 2010

A SureStart Children’s Centre for Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Sarratt & Flaunden. Where the Family is the Centre. The official opening event during the afternoon of October 5th was a great success and enjoyed by all who came along. Children were able to take part in a number of activities from panning for gold to joining in […]

St Paul’s School

1st of November 2010

Assembly News On Tuesday 7th September the Bishop of St. Albans came to open our new Year 4, 5 and 6 block. In assembly he talked about what he does around our county. We found out there were 127 Church of England schools in the county. He also told us that he opened about 25 […]