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July 2011

Chipperfield News Lunch

1st of July 2011

A retirement lunch to celebrate Anne Breen’s dedicated service as joint editor of Chipperfield News was held at Burford House on Sunday 12 June. Anne had acted as joint editor for well over ten years. Richard Edwards thanked Anne for all her hard work over the years especially for her formidable contribution during Liz Holliday’s […]

Village People

1st of July 2011

Rita Forsythe and family would like to thank everyone for the kind letters and cars they have received.

Gardening This Summer

1st of July 2011

The elements have been very kind to gardeners this year. Although it has been on the dry side we did have rain in June and who knows what we will have in July and August. Attacks by slugs and snails have been less but caterpillars and bugs have been more active. Flowers and shrubs. There […]

A Room Wit A View

1st of July 2011

When my mother moved into my granny annex at the beginning of April I pointed out the wonderful view from her patio windows. Being at the top of the bungalow she looks out onto the main ride and down to the wildlife pond and beyond. She was unsure how much she would see, with 87 […]

Chipperfield Common Annual Walk

1st of July 2011

The third annual evening guided walk around Chipperfield Common was held on the 1 June led by Dacorum Borough Council Woodlands officer, Colin Chambers. Colin’s theme was the six tallest trees on the common. The first tree was probably most people’s favourite – the large sweet chestnut on the path from the cricket pitch car […]

Chipperfield Men And Women In World War Two

1st of July 2011

Following a previous request for information, Mike Waterhouse was able to put me in touch with Peter Fone who has written a wonderful account of his father’s wartime service. Every little bit of information helps me to piece together the stories of the men and women who served and I am very grateful to everyone […]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2011

If you do a search on the Wikipedia website for July you do get some interesting information. Several that caught my eye especially were the amount of wars, revolutions and battles that occurred during this month. Of course that could be true of any month and within the aggressive events there were others that marked […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of July 2011

Summer half term – found me in East Sussex – walking in an apple orchard. The sun was shining – it was a lovely day – all looked well. The only thing that was amiss was the state of the ground – rock solid with cracks everywhere – some as much as an inch wide […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of July 2011

Preparation for receiving the sacraments used to be done in school. Today it is the responsibility of the Parish which explains the overcrowding in our car park as classes are shoehorned between masses. Sue and her three assistants who do the teaching, the parents who do the ferrying and the children who do the learning, […]

‘feel The Spirit’

1st of July 2011

This work by John Rutter opened Chipperfield Choral Society’s Summer Concert on 21 May. Conducted by their musical director, Delia Meehan, the choir sang Howard Goodall’s ‘23rd Psalm’, (the theme from the Vicar of Dibley) and ‘The Magic Carpet’, a light hearted musical tour arranged by Paul Jennings and Fritz Spiegl. Soloist was Chipperfield’s fine […]

Chipperfield Public Transport

1st of July 2011

When I retired earlier this year one of my resolutions was to take more advantage of my bus pass which had, up to then, been mainly restricted to weekend use. Despite further recent reductions in the service to Kings Langley, I have been pleasantly surprised as to what is achievable. The newly introduced 51 which […]

Thank You To The Friends Of Chipperfield Churchyard

1st of July 2011

St Paul’s would like to say a big thank you to all the Friends of Chipperfield Churchyard who give their time or their money to maintain the churchyard. We appreciate the generosity of those villagers who contribute regularly to the cost of the churchyard, sharing this with the Parish Council and members of St Paul’s. […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of July 2011

It’s hard to believe that the summer holidays will soon be upon us. The Lanes Children’s Centre will remain open throughout the holidays and our regular Tuesday’s Under 1’s and Wednesday Wigwams and mobile toy library will be available. We also have plenty of extra activities planned for all the family. On Monday 4 July […]

St Paul’s School

1st of July 2011

General News Last week it was Arts week and it was a huge success! St Paul’s had so many activities including Zumba Dancing; each class had a dance from another culture and then, in the afternoon, performed it in assembly to the rest of the school. There was also African drumming, and again years 5 […]

New Mayor Of Dacorum – Councillor Mrs Gillian Chapman

1st of July 2011

Councillor Gill Chapman has represented the ward of Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield on Dacorum Borough Council since 2007. Gill has had close ties with Chipperfield since she and her family came to live in Bovingdon in 1994 when her husband retired from his medical career in the Army. Their return from Akrotiri in Cyprus coincided […]

Chipperfield Parish Council – An Opportunity To Join

1st of July 2011

Make a difference in Chipperfield No previous experience is required. If you live in Chipperfield*, are aged eighteen or over and would like to take a closer interest in the management and preservation of the village, then you now have the opportunity to consider joining the Parish Council. The Parish Council needs volunteers to be […]