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Hatfield Heath Village Magazine March 2018

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Published by markratcliff, 2018-03-01 14:10:37

March 2018

Hatfield Heath Village Magazine March 2018

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The Royal British Legion - Donation The Royal British Bake Off
In May 2017, Paulene Brakspear, Hatfield
Sandra Saban and Jeanette Beet attended the Heaths well known artist and tutor was invited
Essex Royal British Legion’s Essex County to design and make a celebration cake by the
Conference in Chelmsford on 13th January to Essex Women’s Section of the Royal British
present them with a cheque for £2,531.00, Legion. The special cake was to be entered
proceeds from the Christmas Festival in into a competition to present the palace with
December. A further £209.00 was raised on a commemorative cake marking the 70th
the day from a hamper supplied by Mrs Wedding Anniversary of the Queen and Prince
Saban, with huge thanks once again, to the Philip. The national competition was UK wide,
Hatfield Heath Co-op for donating the entire with local and regional finals taking place.
hamper contents to the RBL. Paulene is better known locally for her
extensive variety of superb paintings and
The funds were given to the Royal British drawings. Paulene rose to the challenge and
Legion Vice Chairman, for local Branch applied her own guiding principles to the
Support, this is for help to Ex-serviceman, project, planning a unique design,
their families and dependents for welfare appropriate to the occasion. Using her artistic
purposes, such as educational grants, skills and experience she emulated the
university scholarships, laptops, books, etc. lacework on the neckline of the Queens
wedding gown on one side of the cake, plus a
Thank you to everyone who helped to raise representation of the naval career of the Duke
these funds, it is much appreciated by the of Edinburgh on the other. This was then
many local beneficiaries in desperate need of reproduced in sugar, including pearls, lace
our help. and gold brocade.
Only four bakers made it to the grand finale on
the 20th November, 2017, where Le Cordon
Bleu London's Head of Patisserie, Chef Julie
Walsh judged the creations.

Hatfield Heath & District Royal British Legion
offer our sincere
thanks to Paulene
Brakspear for her in-
credible design &
craftsmanship, our
congratulations on

reaching 2nd place in
this national competi-
tion, a tremendous

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Although the History Society will not have had any meetings until the AGM on Tuesday 20
March the Committee has been considerably busy involved with starting to catalogue and index the Archives.
Mark Ratcliffe, our Vice-Chairman, has transformed our potential to store archives from the initial storage

consisting of filing cabinets to a more comprehensive facility
(pictured). To review, collate and organise the fast amount of
documents that have been collected over many years will take a
great deal of time.

On their completion it will provide a reservoir of information
which will be available as a resource tool not only locally to the
Village but also Essex Records Office and the Recorders of
Uttlesford as a County facility. Many of the documents when
reviewed will be scanned and are able to be documented on a CD
which are can be accessed by computer. The programme for 2018
is being finalised with some of the dates already agreed with
Speakers. The dates are published in the magazine and a final picture will be available upon confirmation of the
final talks.

A question on the Community Facebook was asking about an individual who had been living at Little Brewers
before it became Hatfield Haven. We can supply some details of a previous tenant which sheds light on laying the
transatlantic cable.

Sir Charles Tilston Bright 1832—1888 Born on the 8th June 1832 in Wanstead Essex
He first joined the Electric Telegraph Company; in1853 was appointed engineer to the Magnet Telegraph
Company. In 1858 was appointed chief engineer to the Atlantic Telegraph Company; and was responsible for
first Telegraph Cable between Ireland and America. Sir Charles Bright went on to supervise the laying of
submarine cables in various regions around the world. Sir Charles was most likely one of the early tenants in
Little Brewers (Now Hatfield Haven) situated in the Stortford Road Hatfield Heath. Sir Charles became Liberal

M.P. for Greenwich 1865 to 1868; he died at his home in Abbey Wood in 1888.
Confirmation of his tenancy is documented in Kelly’s Directory which can be found in the archives.

Ivan Cooper

Programme Details for 2018

March 20 AGM 7.30 pm Followed by Talk
April 17 Talk 7.30 pm
May 15 Talk 7.30 pm
June Date to be agreed for an outing normally arranged during June
September 18 Talk 7.30 pm
October 16 Talk 7.30 pm
November 20 Talk 7.30 pm - 200 years of Hadham Forge by Robin Webb
December 12 Joint meeting with Royal British Legion

Other Speakers – dates to be confirmed

Steve Foster – Matching Airport
Terry Jameson – ‘Then and Now’ - Hatfield Heath
Changing Face of Mill Lane – Ivan Cooper


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Amici Cantate Presents
This year, though, we have designated Thursday March
Together in Song 22 as a special open day for potential new volunteers to
come and see what volunteering with us involves. If you
Saturday 24th March, 7pm are interested in how you might help, come along and
Hertford St Andrew, Hertford, SG14 1HZ meet some of our loyal group of volunteers, who between
them have a wealth and variety of skills from their home
Join Amici Cantate for an evening of choral music spanning nearly life and wide-ranging jobs, such as train driving,
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Tickets: £12/£6 (£25 family ticket available in advance of the concert day) Your enthusiasm is what we are looking for, as we know
Conductor: John Tripp you will be able to bring your skills and learn new ones
Accompanist: Michael Smith that will help with the gardening, restoration projects,
Percussion: Luke De La Salle maintenance of the structures in the gardens, archive
work, baking cakes and welcoming visitors on open days.
Tickets are available by phone 01279 506773 or email [email protected] or online
at The volunteer open day will run from 10.30am - 2.30pm
Please note the reduced price is for under 16s only. and involve a tour of the Gardens and illustrative
This concert is raising money for Christian Aid, as part of demonstrations of the tasks of the day. Come prepared
the Churches Together Lent Events, and the St Andrews for all weathers and a little light work. And bring your
Building Fund own lunch – we will provide hot drinks and homemade
St Andrew’s Charity Number: 1132540
Amici Charity Number: 1149824 Christian Aid Charity Number: 1105851 To register for the volunteer open day, leave us a

message on 01371 876979 – we will not hold you to

attending, but letting us know will tell us how much cake

will be needed! For the latest news, more information

about volunteering and visiting the gardens go to our

website; or find us on

Facebook. Jill Goldsmith


A big thank you to the magazine deliverers, not just for getting the mags out through everyone’s
letterboxes, but also for getting all the January bags back in plenty time for the February issue; it does
make the job that bit easier to have the whole set , and not have to go scratching around looking for
missing ones or making up substitutes. 10/10 and a gold star to every one of you!
Michael Hockley

There is a wonderful person or persons in this village who I think must come along Friars Lane on a fairly
regular basis. He/she/they are kind enough to assist us in picking up the litter that unfortunately gets left
in the gateway by the bench seat. On several occasions I have seen rubbish there when passing first thing
in the morning. I have returned later in the day with a bag to pick it up, to find, much to my surprise and
joy, that it has already been cleared.

It is intensely irritating and frustrating that this action is necessary at all, but …..

grateful to the Hockleys
Michael and Catherine Hockley for all they do to get the
Friars Farm
Magazine on its way
around the village!



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Village Diary
MARCH 2018 2017

Fridays 10:00am behind the surgery
in the Village Hall Car Park.

Mondays 10:30am Little Hallingbury
Village Car Park

Wednesday 7th March History of the Stag - Ivan

Wednesday 4th April - C A B - Barbara Wilcox
Wednesday 2nd May - A G M followed by Canadian

Rockies - Mary Stewart.

Wednesday 2pm the URC Hall
New Members and Visitors welcome

For Details phone Jean on 730465

HHPC Parish Council Forum

Next meeting is Saturday March 10th 2018.
Please come and continue to have an informal

discussion about your concerns and
observations at the Village Hall between 10:00

and 12:00.

New Village Facebook Group

Those readers who use social media may be interested
to know that a new Facebook group has just been
created for residents of Hatfield Heath to share
information and events within the community.

The address is

Alternatively search Facebook for Hatfield Heath
Village Community Group.

Weekend garden waste skip service Change of deadline

Week 1 - the weekend following a black- lidded bin Items for the magazine must be in by the 14th of
collection Hatfield Heath Broomfields the month and preferably before that date.
Sunday 13:30 - 14:30
For full information on how to advertise, please see
Week 2 - the weekend following a green-lidded bin the advert in the Magazine or go on our new
collection Hatfield Heath Ardley Crescent website.
Sunday 13:30-14:30
From the Magazine Committee


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Heath Festival

Sun 25th Open Day URC p.5

Coffee Mornings &
Cream Teas p5, p11 & p28


Heath Players Reunion
50th Anniversary Reunion

6 May 2018

The Players are currently trying to
contact all past members to
participate in a special reunion to
celebrate the anniversary of their
first performance-Night Must Fall
in May 1968.

If you have participated in any of
our productions (on stage or behind
the scenes) or know of anyone who
has, please contact us on
[email protected] or
Margaret Lines on 01279 730544.

Dog Fouling – A plea from the Parish Mobility Scooter
Council There is a mobility scooter in good working order,
available to a lady or gentleman from the Parish of
Unfortunately, dog fouling is becoming a growing Hatfield Heath. If you have a mobility problem this
problem in our village. Increased fouling of footpaths, vehicle will easily get you around the village. You
of people’s lawns and suspension of pick-up bags in will need somewhere to store the scooter and an
trees and undergrowth are all evidence of this. electrical source to charge the vehicle. When you
no longer require the scooter, it will have to be
This is an appeal to all ‘offenders’ to please be passed on to someone else who needs some
socially responsible, picking up and depositing in the mobility in our village.
bins provided -- this is not just your village and others
bear the consequence of your actions. To ‘others’, For further information please contact Eileen
please report any witnessed problems and report these Ashworth on 01279730610
to the Parish Council that we may take direct action.

HHPC is also actively looking at ways to provide
extra dog waste bins and signage and will publish an
existing/proposed map in the next edition of the
magazine. Hopefully a combination of all our efforts
will reduce this problem.

In the meantime we would appreciate everyone’s help
in keeping our village clean and safe for all.

Thank you for your patience, attention and

Cllr N Robley on behalf of HHPC


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Children’s Clubs . Bridge Club 723948
. Luncheon Club for senior citizens 730581
. Pre-school - 2-5years 730354 . Open Coffee Morning at the Institute 730288
. Little Friends – Mother,baby & toddler . Gardening Club 730425
Thurs 9.45 Term time in Village Hall . History Society- Ivan Cooper 730275
Michelle :-07762 083 355 . Royal British Legion 730042
Elle:- 07976 592 364 . Bell Ringers 730526
. Jo Jingles – 6mths- 7yrs Tel: 868410 . Choir 730390
. School Football Club :- 812586 . Leisure Hour 730465
. Scouts:- 812586 . Talking Newspapers 651270 or 653925
. Cubs – Chris Hancock :-731646 . Heath Players – Mark Ratcliff 503174
. Brownies – 734391
. Sunday Club – 9:30 Holy Trinity Chrissie Richards 864536
. Italian Language – Michelina 07786 341 754
Tel 730288 . Spanish Language – Ann Whale 731288
. Junior Karate – 01992 575679 V. Hall . Mobile Library – Fortnightly on Wednesdays
. Friday Club at URC (7-12yrs)
Other contacts
Tel 739218

Sport & Fitness Groups . Farmers’Market 07956 563 710
. Visiting Optician 443181
. Karate – 445539 - Village Hall . Neighbourhood Watch
. Cricket Club – 730674 [email protected] Tel 730281
. Football Club – 730212
. Keep Fit for over 50s – Village Hall . Uttlesford Badger Group- Derek Barry
on Weds – 9.30am 07776 221 975 On call 24/7 503332 or 07941 185 171
. Bootcamp – Village Hall, Mon & Fri Men
& Women all ages, shapes & sizes Websites of Groups, Clubs & Institutions
07775 663 742
. Bowls – Village Hall -Richard Way 730066 . Eden Surgery – repeat prescriptions etc
Afternoon sessions:- 724833 Broomfields
Evening sessions:- Richard Way 730066 Broad Oak
. Health Walk in Hatfield Heath Fri 10.00am . School
Meet outside H.H surgery 731434 . H.H Cricket Club –
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Meet at L.H Village car park 899451 . H.H Football Club -
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Friday Club is as the name suggests, a club run
URC Hall Wed 7th MARCH 2018 on a Friday evening for the young people (7-12
7:30pm years old) of Hatfield Heath and surrounding
PARISH COUNCIL It is held Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm in the URC
Parish Clerk - Ernie Fenwick.................. 730 770 Church Hall, Chelmsford Road,Hatfield Heath.
Email : ............. [email protected] Its nightly membership is £5.00.

Mark Lemon Chairman ........................... 730 581 Tracy Sykes Club Leader
(District Councillor) Telephone: 07803 273083
Vice Chairman -Mark Bissell ..............… 730 376 Email: [email protected]
Robert Jones................................................ 730 741
Nigel Robley............................................... 730 568 LUNCHEON CLUB
Chris Overton........................................... 731 036
Geoff Owen……………………………… 444 988 Monday 5th March 11.30 for 12.00
Keith Fox ………………………………. 730 040
Peter Brown ………………………………730859 Wednesday 21st March 11.30 for 12.00
Roger Breavington ………………………730068
All over 55s welcome. Transport available.
Ring Judy 01279 730 581

PHONE NUMBERS OF Registered Charity Number 1051491
PCSO Simon Horne Buffy Playbus visits
Email:[email protected]
Essex Police Non Emergency.................101 The Heath, HATFIELD HEATH. CM22 7EB
Emergency ............................................. 999
DOCTORS Broomfields........................ 01279 730 616 TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
DOCTOR Broad Oak............................ 01279 718 245
DOCTOR Sawbridgeworth.................. 01279 603 180 To send your letters /articles/ reports /photographs
THE SAMARITANS.......................... 01920 464 099 Email :- [email protected]

HATFIELD HEATH C.P. SCHOOL.....01279 730 382 Or contact the Editor
PRE-SCHOOL....................................... 01279 730 354
For advertising :email - [email protected]
Vicarage Office....................................... 01279 730 288 Editor : -Mary Stewart 01279 731 319
CHURCH WARDENS Treasurer: - Norman Groves 01279 730756
Eileen Ashworth ..................................... 01279 730 610 Secretary: - Jean Clarke 01279 730 667
Diane Barnett .- PCC Secretary...............01279 730 425 Distributor- Michael Hockley 07976 801 062
Chairman - Brendan Carrig 01279 730 549
URC Rev Blair Kirkby- ……...........07913 476934 Printed by PrintandBind 01708687568

URC Secretary - Betty Bennett............. 01279 508 455

Village Volunteers when you need help..07944 748 478

MOBILE LIBRARY Please note that the Hatfield Heath Magazine is a
non profit organisation and everyone involved in
Visits Fortnightly on Wednesdays its production works on a voluntary basis.

Broomfields Arrives Leaves DISCLAIMER: The Editor and Printers do not
The Close 14.45 15.35 take responsibility for the information given or
The Heath 15.40 16.00 views expressed in the Hatfield Heath Village
16.05 16.35 Magazine. Nor is any culpability accepted in
work carried out by any of the advertisers.


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Your belongings may be important to you but to a thief they are just a way of making easy cash.
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to handle.
Every year we recover property worth thousands of pounds but are unable to return it to its rightful owner
because it can’t be properly identified.
We hope you are never the victim of theft but you can increase the chances of being reunited with any stolen
items by registering them on the Immobilise website.
Immobilise helps us identify the owners of recovered property every day. It's completely free and allows you to
create a private and secure inventory all your personal property. All you need to do is register on the
Immobilise website and list possessions identifiable by a unique reference number like IMEI, serial number,
bicycle frame number etc.
Protecting your home against thieves is vital but marking your belongings, especially those with sentimental
value, could deter thieves or help us prove they were stolen. Registering them with Immobilise makes it easier
for us to identify you as the owner.
How can I mark my property?
There are several ways to mark your belongings and you can buy easy to use kits for each method from DIY
Engraving or etching
Use an electric engraving tool to leave a permanent mark on most hard surfaces.
Ultraviolet marking
Use an ultraviolet pen to leave a mark which only becomes visible under a UV lamp. The mark can fade over
time so needs to be renewed regularly.
Ceramic marking
Use ceramic marking pens to leave a permanent mark on china and glass without cutting or scratching the
Electronic marking
Modern televisions allow you to record your details electronically and prevent others accessing them with a
security code.
What should I mark it with?
A simple way to identify your property is to mark it with your postcode followed by your house or flat number.
After doing so, take photographs of the items alongside a ruler or tape measure. This will help make any
insurance claims you may need to make in the future easier.
For more information on property marking download the Home Office Coded for keeps leaflet.
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Rye Meads Nature Reserve Rural Burglary Advice
At their January meeting the Hatfield Heath
Gardening Club heard a talk on the Rye Meads Houses in residential areas and isolated
Nature Reserve given by Derek Girvan who is a
volunteer worker on the site. areas are equally at risk to burglary. The

Managed by the RSPB the reserve comprises nearly isolated residential house is likely to be
150 acres of marsh, reed bed and water and is
bounded by the River Lee and the A414 road empty during the day whilst the owner
between Harlow and Hertford. Much of the site was
originally the old sewage beds. travels to a city to work and not surprisingly, most

The speaker outlined the wide diversity of wildlife to burglaries occur during the daytime.
be found in the various areas and the work being
done to encourage it. In some cases residents like many others believe it won’t

Most notable is the wide range of water birds using happen to them “My parents never locked their doors
the site. Many species of ducks, some very colourful,
geese, swans and gills can be seen from the when they went out and I never had a problem,”
separate hides which are set up to enable bird
watchers to follow all the activity.. unfortunately times are a changing. It may appear that

The volunteers have even set up purpose built rafts someone in, but do you want to chance it, and there is
floating on the lagoons to encourage the nesting of
terns in an environment safe from predators and strong possibility that your insurance would not pay out
constructed an earth bank to enable kingfishers to
nest. for any loss if exterior doors and windows are left

A network of trails covers the site linking the separate unlocked!
hides and connecting to the Lee Valley Walk long
distance path which extends from Luton to the River There are some things you can do to reduce the risk of
Thames. Walkers can see and hear many species of
small birds such as finches, warblers and tits. being a victim of burglary, here are ten tips to be going on

A total of almost one hundred species are recorded with:
as having been seen stopping or flying over including
red kites and ospreys but the crowning achievement � Ensure that you have good British Standard
is thought to be the bittern, once on the verge of locks on your windows and doors, look for the
extinction in the UK but now thriving in the reserve. Secured by Design and Sold Secure accreditation
In recent years the RSPB (Royal Society for the
Protection of Birds) has expanded its mission into � Shut and lock all windows and doors whilst out
“giving wildlife a home” and much work is being done of the house.
to encourage mammal, plant and insect life. The Rye
Meads reserve supports a large number of butterflies, � Put all tools outside away – A burglar prefers to
dragonflies and small rodents. Workers have use yours than bring his own.
participated in the reintroduction of the water vole
into the area after numbers were virtually eliminated � Consider an intruder alarm either self-monitored
by escaped wild mink. or by a certified receiving centre, some can even
be linked to CCTVviewable from mobile phones.
Expert volunteers run a wide range of activities Recommend that you get three quotes from NSI
designed to interest and inform children of all aspects or SSAIB accredited alarm companies, for added
of the nature around them. assurance look for Trading Standards “Buy with
Confidence” scheme or contact me on 01277
The speaker was able to point out that he had shown 636650
pictures of a total of 162 different species present in
the reserve throughout his presentation. � Where possible fence and gate the rear with
fencing and gates at least 1.8m, lock the gate too.
Rye Meads is close to us here in Hatfield Heath,
follow the signs to Rye House Stadium. The reserve � Especially where the public have access to a
is open on most days from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. (or residence on land, display rule setting
dusk). It is well worth a visit but don't forget your signage to tell visitors where they are not
binoculars. welcome.

1177 � External lighting – Permanently light the house
frontage with energy efficient lighting activated by
a dusk till dawn sensor so that as you approach
your house at night you see all is well before you
arrive, and the burglar is discouraged in
approaching by the light. Other areas can be
manually lit or PIR activated. If no one overlooks
an area or will see the light on the only person to
benefit from lighting elsewhere is the thief.

� With the dark nights create the illusion of
occupancy with lights on timers in rooms you
would normally be in. Leave a radio on, there is
even a fake TV that flashes lights resembling a
TV being on. Wellies outside the door,
newspaper and glasses on chair by the window
all looks like you are in.

� Have a safe and lock your valuables in it, –
always lock them away in a suitable cabinet.

� property with a scale included.
For further advice see the Essex Police

webpage or call 101 the

police non-emergency telephone number.

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URC Events for your diary

Easter Service - 1st April - Family Service Richard West
Lent Meetings: - 7th March - Upper Room 11.00 to 1.00 pm

10th March - Main Hall
21st March - Upper Room

Palm Sunday Donkey Parade and Service.

On Palm Sunday, 25th of March, Hatfield Heath URC is starting our Easter celebrations in style this year.

We are having a parade around the village with a donkey, hopefully with palm leaves (or English equivalent) finishing
up at our church, where, weather permitting, we will be having an outdoor service, followed by a lunch. The service is
planned for 12:30. Full details will be available nearer the time. It would be fantastic to see as many of you as possible,
even if you do not want to attend the service please support us on our walk around the village.

Pet Service

A date for your diary's Sunday the 15th of July we are planning to hold a "Pet Service" you are invited to bring along
your Dog, Cat, Tortoise or Rabbit or any other more exotic animal you may have. This promises to be a very interesting
service. More details will be issued nearer the time.

Summer Holiday Club

From Monday the 6th of August to Friday 10th of August we are hoping to run a Holiday Club in the hall attached to
our Church. The club will run from 9.30 until 12.00, it will be open to children aged 5 to 11/12 (year 6).

The Club will involve Crafts, Sports/Games, a Bible Story and other fun activities inside and out (dependent on the
weather) a drink and snack will be provided, all for the fantastic sum of £5 for the week.

DRB checked and first aid trained staff will be running the week. Obviously a lot of preparation has to go into
something like this so if you think you may be interested in your child/children attending could you please express an
interest at the email address [email protected] This is purely an expression of interest and not at this
stage committing your children to attend.

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My Aunt, Mrs. Joyce Burton, died on 25th January 2018.  She was 87 years old.
Until four years ago, she was living at ‘Primley’, Hatfield Heath.  She was born there on 27th August 1930.
She attended Hatfield Heath Village School and afterwards worked at Parker’s Stores in Sheering for 25 years.
When she married my uncle, Ted Burton, they lived at Sheering from 1957 until 1973 returning to ‘Primley’
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Christmas but before that she was a long term resident of Hatfield Heath.

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Bishop’s Stortford Choral Concert

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7.30pm in the Methodist Church, South Street, Bishops Stortford. The eclectic programme has been put
together and directed by Richard Brain, the Choral Society’s young and ambitious music director.

Tickets are available in advance through the Choral Society’s website and Bishop’s
Stortford Tourist Information, Market Square or can be obtained on the door. The Choral Society raises funds for
the Holy Trinity Winter Night Shelter and will be holding a raffle at this concert to support the Shelter’s valuable
work this winter. Under Richard Brain’s direction the choral society are gaining in strength and tackling a very
varied programme – it will be Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the summer. The Choral Society welcomes new members
throughout the year at its Thursday 7:45 pm rehearsals in the Water Lane United Reformed Church.

Hatfield Heath Cricket Club 2018 WINDOW ON THE PAST
Winter nets have begun! They are taking place at
The Bishop’s Stortford High School Sports Hall DOROTHY'S PRAYER 1670:-
every Wednesday 7-8pm. All are very welcome.
She died in London of small pox at the home of her
The club is celebrating its 150th anniversary this brother, Thomas Barrington, in Piccadilly Street on
year. We have set aside Sunday 8th July for this 9th May 1670.
celebration. Details of the day will follow in this “My most dear daughter Dorothy Barrington aged 18
magazine. years and 9 months. She expressed herself on Sabbath
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call Mark on 07999416424, or On her death bed thus: A broken and contrite heart oh
email [email protected] Lord thou wilt not despise oh Lord, have mercy on on
my poor soul. If the shouldst give mee according to
Getting your diary ready for 2018 events? my deserts, I should be in hell. But believing in Jesus
 GARDEN OPEN in aid of Grove Cottage, MENCAP Christ thou will not refuse a poore sinner. Mercy,
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Sat  26th May  10.00 – 4.30 thee my Confidence what should I have done this
Sun 27th May 2.00 – 5.00 while ,looke not on according to my offences, but for
Longridge, Sawbridgeworth Rd, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7DR they goodnesse sake have mercy on my soul and save
Entertainment on both days. mee. Send mee Lord one drop of comfort before I go
Look out for more details in subsequent magazines! away from hence. O Lord keep mee in thy feare that I
  Hannah Shine may dye in thy favour, Mr Warren (Vicar at St.
Marys HBO and then congregation minister at
Hatfield Heath) is still praying for me, he is down on
his knees. Lord I trust in thee.”



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MUM and DAD Missing Tortoise
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Happy 50th Golden Wedding

Anniversary On the 9th March 2018 Our tortoise ‘Henry' was last seen in our garden in

With Love and Best Wishes from November in the Hunters Meet/Police Station end of

Joanne, Andrea, Richard, Mark, Lucy & Emma Chelmsford Road.. He was ready to go into

Xxx hibernation and may emerge from our flowerbeds.
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