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June 2011

Chipperfield Common Annual Walk

1st of June 2011

Wednesday 1 June, meet at 7.30pm in the cricket pitch car park. Chipperfield Parish and Dacorum Borough Council invite you to join them on their annual walk around our beautiful Common. We will take a look at the biggest trees of six species: oak, birch, pine, sweet chestnut, holly and beech. Then, as darkness falls, […]

Barn Dance

1st of June 2011

A very successful Supper and Barn Dance was held on Saturday 7 May in aid of the Village Hall Funds. Richard Edwards thanked Anne Stickland and her team of helpers for arranging the event, the Band and Debbie for taking us through the dances.

Rnli

1st of June 2011

The RNLI collecting boxes at the Royal Oak have just been emptied, they contained a total of £17.35. A big thank you to Peter Bone for supporting the lifeboats over many years. Mike Leon

Village People

1st of June 2011

We are sorry to record the death of Len Forsythe of Sweet Briars, The Common, and our sincere sympathygoes to his wife, Rita, and family.

Gardening In June

1st of June 2011

What an incredible spring we have had this year! April was about its hottest and driest on record. With such low rainfall, we might be in for a hosepipe ban later in the summer so it is time to make sure that water butts are filled without delay. Flowers and shrubs. Hanging baskets, window boxes […]

Lawn Mower With Legs

1st of June 2011

Four little lambs are now skipping round the garden, running races and using poor old Katy as a trampoline. Sally, the mother of the last two, is not nearly so patient and will certainly not sit still while four lambs take it in turns to jump on and off her tummy. When her twins were […]

Bowlers Return

1st of June 2011

Chipperfield Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club returned to The Carvery at Little Hay Golf Complex for their Presentation Dinner on 6 May. An excellent 3-couse meal was enjoyed by all. Terry Timberlake, Bowls Club chairman, presented the John Prestwich trophy to Roy Wildman, a founder member, for his many years of support to the Club, […]

Belsizr Resident’s Association

1st of June 2011

It was another sociable evening in Belsize when nineteen Belsize residents met at Oakwood, courtesy of Margaret and Roy Eteen, for the Association’s AGM. A little over an hour was spent in lively talk about local issues, sharing information and finding ways to help each other and our little community. The Belsize Residents Association is […]

Chipperfield Evening Wi

1st of June 2011

On Wednesday 20 April Mrs Pam Wright gave an informed talk on the life of Beatrix Potter. She was born in London in 1866 and spent a rather lonely childhood in a wellto- do family, but she had a love of nature and drawing/painting as a child and also accumulated a menagerie of animals which […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of June 2011

May I humour you a little this month? Forgive me please if this seems stupid! But for just a moment contemplate the humble light bulb! Its whole purpose is to shine – to give light – for our benefit. So what would happen if you took hold of a light bulb, and simply told it […]

Baptist Church News

1st of June 2011

We were able to attend Christchurch Baptist at Kings Langley for their anniversary, and the General Secretary of the Baptist Union was preaching. It was really inspiring to hear him and it was good to celebrate with our friends. There has been lots happening in April, beginning with our Mothering Sunday service, but we were […]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2011

If I was a betting man it would be odds on that at the end of April the phrase “great weather we are having” was followed by “but we will pay for it later though” or “this is probably our summer for this year”. Ah! It is comforting to know that we haven’t lost our […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of June 2011

Fr. Terry has done it again! After leading us through all the Lenten preparation and all the Easter Liturgy, he has gone back to visit his African Parish. This time he is travelling with two friends who just happen to be Engineers. The task waiting for them is replacing the solar panels which drive the […]

Chipperfield Women In World War 2

1st of June 2011

I have seen very few photographs of wartime events or scenes taken in Chipperfield during the war, the one exception being the men of the Home Guard. Again I ask for your help in providing any information for the following: Alan Williams who lived at Laneways in Megg Lane with Dorothea and Brian. Tony/Tommy White […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of June 2011

What a glorious April we have enjoyed! It was great to see so many of our families taking part at the Nash Mills Family Fun day and at the Clay Workshop during the holidays. On Thursday 2 June we are holding a Circus Skills Workshop at The Lanes Children’s Centre, Chipperfield. We will run 2 […]

Will The Care Be There?

1st of June 2011

The Office for National Statistics states that the number of elderly people is increasing, and will continue to do so. Is there enough care now? Is support there for the elderly? Chipperfield Care is run on a daily basis by volunteers who provide assistance to the elderly in the village. They help with doctor or […]

Are You Young Fit And Willing? Then We Need You

1st of June 2011

The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted is one of the largest voluntary organisations in Hertfordshire and now needs your help! The voluntary services team is launching a recruitment drive for youngsters (16+) to help out in its shops over the all important summer period when lots of its regular volunteers go on holiday. Madelaine […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Under 14

1st of June 2011

They have enjoyed a highly successful season finishing runners up in division 2 of the West Herts Youth league. This year the team have scored 71 goals and won 13 of their 16 league matches. The players seem to have flourished thanks to their intensive weekly training sessions on the Astro pitch at Ashlyns. Boys […]

Classic Cars In The Village

1st of June 2011

9 o’clock on May Day morning saw an amazing collection of superbly prepared classics assembled in the car park of the ever popular Royal Oak Pub. It was the second bi-annual Spirit of Dacorum Historic Vehicle Run organised by David Furnell and his team whose presentational skills seem to include the provision of glorious weather. […]

Men Honoured

1st of June 2011

On Tuesday 5 April Ray Leaney from Chipperfield and John Dicks from Kings Langley were among two hundred people invited to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to be presented with the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal, PJM. The ceremony was led by Brigadier Othman Jamal of the Malaysian Armed services. Accompanying them were their wives, […]