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June 2012

Your Garden In June

1st of June 2012

The month of March was the driest and April was the wettest on record. May got off to a damp and chilly start and plants and gardens are weeks behind schedule so we have a lot of catching up to do. Vegetables and Fruit. It should now be safe to plant out the runner beans [...]

Fergus Garrett Lecture

1st of June 2012

Fergus Garrett (right) with Horticultural Chairman Valerie Briselden and Tony Briselden St. Paul’s Parish Room was filled to capacity to hear Chipperfield Horticultural Society’s Spring Lecture given on 25 April by Fergus Garrett who since 1992 has been the Head Gardener at Great Dixter, home of the late Christopher Lloyd. Fergus talked about how Nathaniel [...]

Village People

1st of June 2012

Olive Darvell, who has lived in Chipperfield for many years is celebrating her 100th birthday on 5 June. She was born in Bucks and while a young girl she went into service with the Barnes family who owned a boot factory in Chesham. Olive stayed with the family through the years until retirement apart from [...]

Water, Water Everywhere

1st of June 2012

I have always thought how boring it would be to look out of the window every morning and find it was always sunny. Just at the moment I am getting a bit bored with the rain. This is the wettest drought I have ever seen. The flowers in the woods seem a bit confused. The [...]

Chipperfield’s 16th Century Treasure Trove

1st of June 2012

An article published in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette on 5 October 2011 fired my imagination and inspired me to look back at the notes I had made some years ago about how Chipperfield came to be. The article told how a hoard of 16 silver medieval coins had been found on Chipperfield Common in 2009. [...]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2012

Well, it is Jubilee month. A diamond one at that, 60 years. I am not even that old yet. I do, of course, remember the golden but I also remember the silver one. The reason I, and I guess most of us remember is because it is a celebration, a shindig, a knees up, a [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of June 2012

Her life has been, and continues to be, remarkable. A role she never expected to have thrust upon her, most graciously carried through with dedication and enormous self sacrifice which few, if any, will ever be able to appreciate at a significant level. She has reigned through sixty years of extraordinary social, political, economic, technological [...]

Open Church Sunday 24 June

1st of June 2012

Although you may be familiar with the inside of our church, how often do you visit other local churches? You may have attended the occasional service but have you had the opportunity to appreciate their architecture or fabric? Now for one Sunday in June many churches throughout the diocese have agreed to open their doors, [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of June 2012

Join CTG for an evening of some of the best songs from the 1960’s to today. Pop, Rock, Motown and beautiful ballads. Many years ago Chipperfield Theatre Group created The Starlight Cabaret Club and entertained its audiences with great music and fun sketches. The club was revisited 10 years ago and now it is back [...]

Bowls Club Presentation Dinner

1st of June 2012

Chipperfield Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club returned to The Carvery at Little Hay Golf Complex for their Presentation Dinner on 4 May. An excellent 3-course meal was enjoyed by all. At the dinner Terry Timberlake, Bowls Club chairman, presented the John Prestwich trophy to Chris Skinner as the most improved bowler of the season. Bill [...]

All Singers Welcome

1st of June 2012

On Sunday 3 June, as part of the Jubilee celebrations, the choirs of St Paul’s and Holy Cross will be putting on a concert in a marquee on the common to include the Elizabethan Serenade. If you have ever wanted to sing in a choir and would like to find out, why not join us? [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of June 2012

Rain, rain, go away, come back another day. A rhyme I’m sure all our families have been reciting these past few weeks. Beginner Biking returns to St Paul’s School, on Saturday 30 June following our successful sessions last November and April. The course is aimed at children who are just off stabilizers, each child must [...]

St Paul’s School

1st of June 2012

YEAR 4 WIN SILVER MEDAL The Year 4 pupils took part in an exciting Sports Festival on 3 May at Hemel Hempstead School. The event was sponsored by Kodak and was being run to celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Sports Festival involved the children participating against 5 other schools from [...]

Chipperfield Lift Couny Cup

1st of June 2012

Chipperfield Reserves had a great finish to the 2011/2012 season. In the top flight of the Herts County Reserve Section the team finished in an impressive 3rd place playing 22 games and winning 12,drawing 2 and losing 8 games. The highlight was an appearance in the Herts County League Reserve Cup Final. On the road [...]

Mayor Plants Jubilee Tree

1st of June 2012

The Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Gillian Chapman, pictured above, brave appalling weather on 25 April to dedicate a newly planted Atlas Cedar tree on the common in Chipperfield to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The tree was planted in the name of the people of Chipperfield represented by Giles Wyburd, Chairman of [...]