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June 2013

Anniversaries

1st of June 2013

Chipperfield News In September this year Chipperfield News will be marking its 25th Anniversary. If you have any memories or stories about your local newspaper, or would like to see past stories or features reproduced, please let the editors know in the usual way. Contact details are on the back page of every issue. St […]

June In Your Garden

1st of June 2013

This year is almost half gone and so far for gardeners it has been too cold, too wet, and too windy and so everything is running weeks late. The Flower Garden. Get planting the bedding plants such as geraniums, fuchsias, petunias and begonias in the garden and in pots, containers and window boxes. If not […]

All Together Now; It’s Spring!

1st of June 2013

May is always my favourite month and what a May this has been. Three little lambs are jumping and skipping round the garden and the woods are a picture. The cold start to spring held back most of the early flowers, so this year just as the primroses are at their best the bluebells are […]

Spirit Of Dacorum Car Tour

1st of June 2013

Sunday morning 5 May dawned bright and dry for the 3rd Spirit of Dacorum Car Tour. Early risers were treated to the sight of interesting and classic cars setting off to join the tour held to raise much needed funds for the Dacorum Community Trust. From Chipperfield the magnificent 1914 King of the Mountain Stanley […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of June 2013

A Fresh Opportunity, a Second Chance As I write, Spring is now (at last) in full swing. Some of our woodlands lay carpeted with a sea of bluebells, emerging beneath a canopy of vivid green leaves. Easter seems far away, yet the Orthodox church are currently celebrating Easter. Whatever you believe happened on Easter Sunday […]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2013

For me June 2013 is not the most exciting month of this year. There is nothing major to remember (apart from my Dad’s birthday but by now he really should stop celebrating). There are no great events that I am expecting and I am not even looking forward to a holiday in June this year. […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of June 2013

We so often hear from the media that we live in a ‘Post Christian’ era. This is a very sad reflection on our society and on us. Jesus told us that the true distinguishing mark of Christians is that “they love one another”. Love is the I.D. of a Christian! If we all love and […]

Chipperfield Bowls

1st of June 2013

Celebrating another successful season, Chipperfield Short Mat Bowls Club once again enjoyed their Presentation Dinner at the Restaurant, Little Hay Golf Complex on Friday 3 May. Cups were presented to the winners and runners up of the Pairs competition by Bill Taylor, who ably ensured all matches were played correctly and to schedule. The Winners […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Summer Show 22 June

1st of June 2013

After the most awful weather earlier this year, the garden at last began to catch up and Spring finally arrived. Our summer show is the time for the Roses and Sweet Peas to come into their own, along with Delphiniums, Sweet Williams, Garden Pinks and Fuchsias, these flowers have their own classes as do soft […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of June 2013

We hope you have all been enjoying the warmer and sunnier weather; it’s been a long time coming, so long may it last! Apologies for the incorrect information regarding Beginner Biking in last month’s edition. The date was correct, just the day was wrong. We are happy to offer another 4 week Baby Massage Course […]

Newly Refurbished Cricket Club

1st of June 2013

Everyone is invited to come to the newly refurbished Cricket Pavilion on the Common and see what we have been up to over the winter months. The whole of the interior and exterior has been redecorated in contemporary colours and new flooring and furniture has been purchased. The bar has received a makeover and has […]

Out Of Africa

1st of June 2013

Muraho, (Hello!) just a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of going to Rwanda with a small team of six, including the retired Rev. Jim Stevens and David Dale (whose trust people from our benefice have supported). Since returning, I have been asked many times, “how was it?” and I have struggled to find […]