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February 2012

Village Hall Committee

1st of February 2012

Graham Breen retired after 10 years as booking secretary of the Village Hall, at the December committee meeting; he will however remain on the committee as Bowls representative. Richard Edwards proposed a toast and vote of thanks to Graham for his loyalty and hard work over the years. He also thanked Anne Breen for supporting [...]

Help Needed With World Challenge Adventure

1st of February 2012

My name is James Holloway and I am going to Costa Rica in 2013 as part of World Challenge. This is a three year process which requires me to raise £3795 to go to Costa Rica in 2013 for one month. The month is split up into three sections, a trek, a project and rest [...]

Local Authors

1st of February 2012

Two local authors have had their first books published over the past few months. Anna Hutton-North who has written extensively for newspapers, trade journals and magazines, and is the winner of the Stirling Cup for short stories, has published her debut novel. Lucy Williams has always enjoyed writing. This is her first full-length novel, it [...]

Betty Brown Ninety Years Young

1st of February 2012

Betty celebrated her 90th birthday on 18 December 2011. The previous Sunday family and friends enjoyed a lunch at the Two Brewers which is close to the cottage on the Common where Betty has lived for over fifty years. Betty first moved into Chipperfield in 1946 as nanny for the Stabb family who lived in [...]

Village People

1st of February 2012

John Saunders suffered a seizure on Boxing Day, and is recovering in Watford General Hospital. Judy wishes to thank friends and neighbours for all their help. Pauline Boyd passed away at home during the early hours of 30 December. An obituary is scheduled to appear in the March edition of Chipperfield News.

February In Your Garden

1st of February 2012

After a very warm and dry autumn we might be expecting an early spring this year. The bulbs are coming through so we must get the garden organised as soon as possible. Vegetables and fruit. Finish the digging adding farmyard manure except where rootcrops are to be grown. Lime should be applied where cabbages and [...]

Berries For All

1st of February 2012

I do not think I can ever remember a Christmas when there have been so many Holly berries about. Often there are plenty at the beginning of December then the East wind blows and large flocks of birds arrive from Scandinavia and in no time at all the holly trees are stripped bare and it [...]

Poppy Appeal 1011

1st of February 2012

Amazingly in the current economic climate the house-to-house collection this year exceeded the amount given in 2010 by raising £5,907.60. On behalf of the Royal British Legion I would like to say many thanks to all the collectors, as well as the pubs and local businesses who were up on last year, for working so [...]

Village Of The Year 2012

1st of February 2012

Hertfordshire’s Village of the Year competition is in its thirteenth year and organisers CPRE Hertfordshire hope it will be lucky for some as they celebrate and encourage village life. Entry packages go out at the beginning of February, the deadline for entry is 3 May. Each entering village completes a form and receives a visit [...]

Gladys Taaffe 28.02.1911 – 11.12.2011

1st of February 2012

Gladys Florence was born in Willesden Green, North London, the third daughter of Ernest and Florence Maggs, weighing in at two and a half pounds. The doctor said that the mother should be saved as there was no hope for the baby but her nurse fed her using the inner tube of a fountain pen [...]

Catholic Church

1st of February 2012

If you are familiar with the life of St Martin de Porres you will know that he was reported to have been in two places simultaneously: on board a ship in danger at sea and in his monastery. Our Fr. Terry is also doing his best to serve in two places at once, linking this [...]

Baptist Church

1st of February 2012

After re-reading what I had written for February last year I was reminded that we are all not average but very much unique. That we are created to be who we are and as one old saying goes, “there’s none as strange as folk”. We do some amazing things and are capable of acts of [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2012

Well, we are now a month into 2012. It is a month since we wished one another, Happy New Year. How has it been so far? Has anything been new about it? You may well have had some unexpected experiences – good, even exciting, difficult. But there is also much that has not changed just [...]

Diary Of 2012 Events

1st of February 2012

Each year we put a diary of village events on our website www.chipperfield.org.uk. The main object is to avoid duplicate bookings within the village. The benefit will only be as good as the information received. If you do not have editorial access to the website you can contact Peter Corbett on 01923267066 or drumcot@btinternet.com who [...]

Digital TV Switchover April 2012

1st of February 2012

The digital TV switchover is the biggest change in television since the introduction of colour. Analogue television will cease across our villages, if you do not have digital TV by then, you will lose your TV channels. If you are still watching analogue TV, five channels or fewer, you need to convert them to digital. [...]

Local People In WW2

1st of February 2012

On the list of women who served in WW2 is A.Todd. Is anyone able to tell us anything about her please? In the 1938 and 1947 Electoral Registers, Mrs Beatrice Todd and her daughter Damaris were listed as living at Far Farrington on the corner of Megg Lane and Langley Road. Mrs James Todd J.P. [...]

Chipperfield Brownies

1st of February 2012

We have welcomed five new Brownies since September and here are some of the activities we have enjoyed this term. The Manager of Kings Langley Belles (all girls) football team, Rob Hales, did some football training with the girls to keep them fit, thoroughly enjoyable. If your daughter is interested in joining and is in [...]

Diamond Jubilee Celebration

1st of February 2012

Following communication in the December edition of Chipperfield News a number of individuals and organisations have made contact confirming their desire to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on The Common on the 4 June. We expect an enjoyable and fitting celebration to take place. The Steering Group met again in January to firm up plans [...]

Local Talent

1st of February 2012

Congratulations to Kaine Ward who is currently starring as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End. Kaine grew up in Chipperfield and started dancing at the Village School of Dance and Drama with Caroline Simmonds. He won a scholarship to the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts when he and his [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of February 2012

We have lots planned for January, February and the coming year, including our usual regular activities. During January and February we will be holding 3 courses around different aspects of child safety around the home, the first being on 26 January from 7– 8.30pm at Sarratt Village Hall (back entrance). Places are limited so booking [...]