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July 2012

July Gardening

1st of July 2012

After months of rain, this month will be one of weeding and feeding. Hanging baskets should be watered daily whether it is raining or not and do check pots and containers daily. Dead head to keep flowers looking good. Cut hedges when the birds have finished nesting. Prune shrubs that have finished flowering and cut [...]

The Pecking Order

1st of July 2012

A couple of years ago my son gave me a very nice bird box for Christmas. It was made in a work shop just a few hundred yards from his home and was cylindrical with a domed top. The blue tits nested in it last year and were successful, but this year it’s a different [...]

Starlight Cabaret Club Retirns To Chipperfield

1st of July 2012

Another ‘Purple Patch’ for Chipperfield Theatre Group! Their June cabaret ran for three nights to full houses. Fun started even before curtain-up with the hall dressed in purple, set out as a club with friendly waiters serving drinks to your table. Chipperfield Theatre Group staging is always imaginative. A stage bar and table, utilized throughout [...]

Village People

1st of July 2012

For many years Brenda Harpley has been preparing a home cooked two course lunch served once a month in the Baptist Hall, open to anybody provided you booked in advance. Sadly, Brenda has decided to hang up her special apron and call it a day. So, Brenda, from your grateful and devoted Saturday diners, a [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of July 2012

Bishop John Sherrington, the new auxiliary Bishop of Westminster with special responsibility for Hertfordshire, is coming to our Church on Friday 22 June. He will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 14 of our young parishioners. They have been attending instructions weekly for the past three months. At Pentecost, Fr. Terry reminded us that Confirmation [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of July 2012

The youth Service at St Paul’s on 6 May was inspiring and lovely to see the confidence growing in the young people. The next one is on 1 July at 6-30pm in our church. Sadly, the last of our monthly lunches was held on 12 May but we hope to have them on special occasions [...]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2012

Wow, what a few weeks we have just had. June started with a superb Jubilee celebration. We had the lovely warm weather, the growing excitement as we watch the Olympic torch relay. And let us not forget the fantastic England victory over Germany in the final of Euro 2012. We live in hope but I’m [...]

Scatterdells Lane Jubilee Party

1st of July 2012

‘The Woods’ end of Scatterdells Lane held a Right Royal Get Together in Wendy Bathurst’s garden with about 60 people. A real team effort, co-ordinated by Wendy and Judie Higgins, ensured there were 2 marquees, BBQ, music, oh, and a food table that would not have been out of place at Buckingham Palace. It rained [...]

Belsize Jubilee Party

1st of July 2012

The residents of Belsize have been gathering together for picnics every year since 2000. For the Diamond Jubilee we each brought a few buffet items to share and gathered together on the green in front of The Plough under a hastily erected gazebo to keep out the weather. With drinks from The Plough, we were [...]

Queen Street Jubilee Party

1st of July 2012

Queen Street, named for the old Queen, celebrated the Jubilee of the new Queen on Saturday 2 June in traditional style with barbecue, bunting, beer and banter. Undeterred by the weather we got together to mark this historic occasion with trestles, salads, gazebos and umbrellas! It managed to stay dry until the evening but we [...]

Jubilee Raffle

1st of July 2012

Over £1000 was raised for the Chipperfield Village Chest All the prizes were donated by local organisations and 80% of the winners were local. We hope they all enjoy their prizes. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of our contributors and to all our supporters.

Cricket Club Jubilee Ball

1st of July 2012

Over 200 people enjoyed a five course dinner and raised their glasses to Her Majesty The Queen and then danced enthusiastically to the band, Scandal. We are grateful to the Church for providing much admired decorations.

Wayside Resident’s Jubilee Party

1st of July 2012

Ten years after the Golden Jubilee party, George and Angela Dowd again generously offered their garden as the venue. The event was organised by Angela, Julie King and Sue Pinney and the garden was decked out with Union Flags, bunting and gazebos (in case of rain). Most Wayside residents were able to attend, many wearing [...]

Jubilee Choral Concert

1st of July 2012

On 26 May the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Chipperfield got off to a spectacular start as Chipperfield Choral Society presented their Jubilee Concert. Conducted by the Society’s musical director, Delia Meehan, the choir sang ‘I was glad’ by Hubert Parry which was sung at the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. Then followed Parry’s ‘This Royal [...]

The Human Fruit Machine

1st of July 2012

Mind our Business – a quiz on local business.Entrants had to identify the business given a written and a pictorial clue. There was a great response with lots of winners and thanks to the generosity of all the businesses within the quiz we were able to offer some great prizes. Many thanks to everyone who [...]

Fun Dog Show

1st of July 2012

I would like to thank all those dog owners who supported the Show. There were 95 entries and the show was judged by actor, Peter Egan. We raised £475 for Peter’s charity, All Dogs Matter. Patricia Fraser, Organiser

The Boot Wins The Alf Brown Tug Of War Trophy

1st of July 2012

Fiercely contested, the Boot beat off teams from the Plough, the Windmill, the Royal Oak, the Two Brewers and Chipperfield Corinthians FC to secure the Alf Brown Trophy. The team commented that the power of the opposition presented a formidable challenge and that they had to keep cool heads to win. The Trophy was presented [...]

Elizabethan Diamond Jubilee Serenade

1st of July 2012

If the deluge that caught the end of the Thames flotilla threatened to dampen spirits, the Diamond Jubilee concert, held in the cricket field marquee on Sunday evening, was the perfect way to end the day on a high note. Organized, run and performed by many contributors from the village, this was Chipperfield at its [...]

Chipperfield Sends A Jubilee Message To The Queen

1st of July 2012

Among the many Jubilee stalls the village branch of the Royal British Legion had one manned by SAC Whybrow and members of the Wyburd family. There was an opportunity for some three hundred people to sign a personal message from our Branch to the Queen which read: “Your Majesty, This message of good wishes comes [...]

Choral Holy Communion

1st of July 2012

On 8 July at 6.30pm St Paul’s Choir will present a Choral Communion service. This is a little different from the traditional choral evensong service.  Musical versions of some of the texts which form part of the Eucharist will be sung by the choir as the Eucharist proceeds. Music will be drawn from settings by various [...]