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May 2014

May In Your Garden

1st of May 2014

This month is always a busy one for gardeners. It is a month for planting, trimming, feeding and spraying; a month of great flower shows and T.V. programmes, a month of garden visits, too. The flower garden. As the month proceeds the chance of bad frosts soon disappears and we can plant out the geraniums, […]

Field Of Dreams

1st of May 2014

My 500+ trees are all planted and have just been nicely rained in. All they have to do now is grow! I have left a wide maintenance track curving through the middle which I hope will, in time, become a haven for butterflies. I have tried to make it catch the sun for most of […]

St Paul’s Church Choir – My Fair Lady

1st of May 2014

Tickets for St Paul’s concert performance of My Fair Lady, to be held in the Barn at Chipperfield Manor – 12 & 13 July, will be available from June. They will be priced at £12 and £15 to cover the cost of the performance. The cast will include Anthony Lewis as Professor Higgins, Dr Kenneth […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Spring Show

1st of May 2014

The recent warm weather inspired the Spring Show exhibitors to enter a huge variety of daffodils together with other seasonal flowers which created a riot of colour in the Village Hall. The domestic section had a large entry of cakes, marmalades, chutneys etc; as well as chocolate chip cookies and a good entry of eggs […]

St Paul’s Church

1st of May 2014

Does anyone know when the tradition of marking anniversaries in the life of an individual, family, community or country expanded to include days reserved to raise awareness of issues such as healthy lifestyles, teacher appreciation, nursery rhymes, comic books? It’s a curious list, and my research indicates that with the exception of five days, each […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of May 2014

Concern turned to consternation when Fr. Terry’s routine procedure at Watford Hospital was interrupted by one heart attack and then another. Things were not looking good at all: all we could do was pray. Many, many prayers were said by Father’s friends and congregation here and in Tanzania. Things are now looking quite different and […]

Baptist Church

1st of May 2014

One of my favourite devotions is John Donne’s ‘No man is an island’. In my early life it expressed the way in which we need each other and of the humility required to live together in the right fashion. Now I don’t pretend to believe that everyone will agree, of course not, and my interpretations […]

1914 Remembered

1st of May 2014

The local team that presented Our Village at War in 2008 is planning a new production at the Village Hall  in November,  to commemorate both the first and second World Wars, in aid of the British Legion.  If you would be interested in joining in or helping in any way please email: dianauff@hotmail.com

Chipperfield Village Hall

1st of May 2014

QUIZ NIGHT and inauguration of the NEW PROJECTOR AND SCREEN Those people who were lucky enough to attend the Village Hall Quiz night on Saturday April 5 were privileged to an excellent evening of entertainment and cuisine. David Collette the quiz master had prepared his usual enjoyable and interesting quiz which showed off the wonderful […]

The Lanes Childen’s Centre

1st of May 2014

We hope you all enjoyed a relaxed Easter break. It was lovely to see a number of our families enjoying the activities we put on during the holidays. Please keep an eye on our website for future activities and if there is a specific event you would like to suggest that we could arrange for […]

Chipperfield Choral Society Spring Concert

1st of May 2014

The Chipperfield Choral Society, directed with customary enthusiasm by Delia Meehan, gave a fine and varied programme at St John’s Boxmoor for their Spring Concert on 15 March. The programme began with Bizet’s little known and recently re-discovered Te Deum, with it jaunty and youthful opening section, which returned at the end of the work. […]

High Speed Broadband Now In Chipperfield

1st of May 2014

The good news is that in February the installation of the fibre optic cable and associated junction cabinets were completed bringing high speed broadband to all residents of Chipperfield. However I know that the majority of you will not see any improvement in your broadband speed. In order to get the high speed service it […]

Chipperfield In The Second World War

1st of May 2014

Now the publication of our book is imminent, I thought it might be the right time to reflect on how it all came about. In 2008 we published ‘Chipperfield Men in the Great War’, which told the stories of the 169 Chipperfield men listed on the Roll of Honour in St Paul’s Church. Our sources […]

St Paul’s School Sing At The Albert Hall

1st of May 2014

On Sunday 16 March, 22 children from St Paul’s school performed in a 1000 strong choir to a packed Royal Albert Hall in the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala. The choir sang a repertoire of songs spanning 100 years to commemorate the centenary  of the 1st World War. A particularly poignant moment was when they sang ‘We […]