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November 2011

Ken Ward

1st of November 2011

Ken Ward died peacefully on 31 August at the age of 96. He had lived in Chipperfield for 58 years. He and his wife, Thea, loved living in the heart of the village, enjoying all the comings and goings and the proximity of the Common, the Village Institute, St Paul’s Church, and the Library Van. [...]

Village People

1st of November 2011

Graham and Anne Breen are to be congratulated on their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday 30 September. They were married in Bath. Mike and Jenny Senior, who used to live at The Old Place, Tower Hill, before moving to The Lee, Great Missenden, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 8 October.

Herts Air Ambulance

1st of November 2011

The coffee morning held at West View on Tuesday 27 September raised over £500 for the Air Ambulance. The Chipperfield Evening W.I. would like to thank all those who supported this event and contributed in various ways to make the occasion such a success. Our special thanks go to Ann and Tony Soanes, who not [...]

November In Your Garden

1st of November 2011

The record breaking Indian summer in early October was very welcome by gardeners and gardens alike. Plants have been somewhat confused by the unusual weather pattern this year with magnolias and rhododendrons producing a second and even third set of flowers. However, it is pretty certain that trees and deciduous shrubs will lose their leaves [...]

Autumn’s Fruitfulness

1st of November 2011

What a year it is for fruit; every apple bough seems to be bent over, the floor of the beech wood is a mass of mast. Ted, my dog, hates walking on the prickly beech mast cases and picks his way carefully through the wood. Acorns rain down on me as I get the car [...]

Ian Rennie Hospice

1st of November 2011

Newly merged charity Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care (IRGH) is calling on local communities to support its festive fundraising to help give patients facing life-limiting illness across Herts and Bucks the choice to be cared for at home surrounded by friends and family over Christmas, New Year and beyond. They are asking people to [...]

Baptist Church

1st of November 2011

I had a really stimulating conversation with someone the other day and thought you might be interested to hear it. Simply put they were, in all seriousness, proposing that the day we celebrate the uncovering of the gunpowder plot, the day we are constantly told as a child to remember, the day we place effigies [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of November 2011

September was an exciting month for us, as within a matter of weeks we discovered that we were going to be grandparents again, not once but twice! Two new lives gifted to us in the space of five or six weeks as, hopefully, winter begins to give place to spring. We wait with anticipation….. wondering [...]

Hollyberry Fair Bric-a-brac

1st of November 2011

Anne Wyburd is going to be running the Bric-a-brac stall this year and Frances Onians, 01923 265996, is happy to collect any items for the stall. Please contact either of them if you have anything to donate. There is also an appeal for items for the jewellery stall.

Chipperfield Choral Society

1st of November 2011

We are currently preparing for our Spring Concert on 10 March at St John’s, Boxmoor, where we will be performing  Mendelsohns’ Hymn of Praise and Gounod’s Messe Solenelle. Very soon we will be changing to preparation for our very popular carol concerts in St Paul’s Church on 10 December in the afternoon and evening. As [...]

Poppy Collection – Every Penny Counts

1st of November 2011

You will have seen in last month’s issue that Ken Ward, who was Chairman of the Chipperfield Branch of the Royal British Legion for no less than 15 years, died peacefully on 31 August aged 96. He seldom talked about the courageous and distinguished part he played in the Second World War but the little [...]

Queen Street

1st of November 2011

It is time to ask again that people do not use Queen Street for parking or turning. Queen Street is entirely maintained by the residents. They would be very grateful if their front drive was respected and used considerately only by residents and vehicles delivering to their homes. The surface of the lane deteriorates at [...]

Lost And Found

1st of November 2011

LOST – A silver bracelet With heart shaped links. Sentimental value. There is a reward for the safe return. Tel: 01923 270016. FOUND – A Black Fuji F100 Camera Found on Chipperfield Common. For more information please contact the Editors

Local Talent

1st of November 2011

Rosie Clifford recently appeared at the National Theatre as one of the chorus, drawn from students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in Sir Jonathan Miller’s staged production of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Rosie, who is generously supported by Chipperfield Choral Society, found it a very exciting and rewarding experience, and those of [...]

The Lanes Childrens Centre

1st of November 2011

It was lovely to see a number of our families at the events we held during the holidays and we hope you had as much fun as we did! We hope you all had an enjoyable half term, it was lovely to see our families at the Family Fun Day. On Saturday 19 November we [...]

Bovingdon Players Present Cold Comfort Farm

1st of November 2011

by Paul Doust, adapted from the novel by Stella Gibbons. The orphan Flora Poste, heroine of the piece, likes everything to be tidy, pleasant and comfortable. When she comes to live with eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Howling, Sussex, she attempts to alter their muddled and muddified surroundings and encourage the motley collection [...]

Have You Registered To Vote?

1st of November 2011

By now you should have received your electoral registration form in the post. Dacorum Borough Council needs everyone to respond by 25 November, otherwise you cannot vote and you might be fined up to £1,000. If you do not need to make any changes you can reply online, by post, phone or text.  If you [...]

Proposed Chipperfield Diamond Jubilee Celebration Village Day Fete

1st of November 2011

A number of people have expressed a wish to hold a Celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee on the Common in June 2012. Local charities and village organisations are invited to register their interest in participating in such an event and sponsors are welcome. A meeting of interested parties will be arranged shortly to discuss options, [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show

1st of November 2011

In spite of the very heavy rain and strong winds leading up to our Autumn Flower Show on 17 September, the village hall was full of wonderful flowers and produce.  With dahlias the size of dinner plates, asters, gladioli and numerous perennials and annuals, this year’s flower show was a great success.    With vegetables, fruit [...]

Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club 2011 Season

1st of November 2011

Back row: Matt Petchell, Gary Wise, Alex Moore, Ian Grout (capt.), Brad Finch, Michael Edwards, Andy Oliver Front row: Freddy Hampson, Phil Wise, Mike Brammer, Tom Fitzgerald As another cricket season closes, it is a good time to review how Chipperfield Clarendon C.C. fared. Following promotion, the Saturday 1st XI more than held their own [...]