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September 2, 2020


Update from the Chiddingfold Bonfire team
Next Bofire is Saturday 6th November 2021

Dear Fellow Villagers,

Our team would firstly like to extend our best wishes to everyone in the village and to say that we hope as many of you as possible have been able to see some semblance of normal life gradually returning as we slowly emerge from lockdown.
When Covid19 arrived to affect all our day to day lives the Bonfire Committee and our ‘Helping Hands’ team of volunteers were keen to help around the village in any way could, alongside the many other village groups and helpers who have sought to assist those in need during these extraordinary past few months.
We have been proud to play a small part in this wonderful collective effort, firstly by organizing the distribution each Wednesday during the first few months of lockdown of the food orders being delivered into the village by Farncombe Fresh Foods.
We have also been pleased to support Monica and Amit at Roberts Stores by making deliveries every Saturday during lockdown to any of their customers having to shield at home or who simply couldn’t get to the shop to themselves. As lockdown gradually eased we realized that some of the recipients of these deliveries were still needing to stay at home and so our team did a Zoom get together and unanimously agreed that we will continue to make these deliveries for as long as people need us to do so.
As we reach September the thoughts of the Bonfire team would normally be turning to getting preparations for Bonfire Night underway. Indeed some of our plans for 2020 started months ago because the records in our Bonfire archive indicated that, to the best of our knowledge, November 2020 would be the 180th year of the Chiddingfold Bonfire so we were keen to make sure we could put on the best possible village event for everyone to enjoy!
Once the true impact of the pandemic became clear we realized we would need to take all possible precautions about the staging of this year’s event but remained hopeful it would be able to go ahead. In late July our hopes were raised as the Government indicated some initial public outdoor test events would be staged with a view to this leading to more such events, including ones such as our annual November celebration, being able to take place.
However, those test events were pushed back and so we felt we needed to make an early decision about the 2020 Bonfire, with the health and well-being of our village and our wonderful community central to our thoughts. As we moved in to August it became clear to us that to stage our event this year would represent a risk of bringing the virus in to the village, especially in light of it being popular each year with visitors from outside of Chiddingfold. So, it was with a heavy heart that we decided that it would not be right for us to stage the event this year. We are sorry for the disappointment this will bring to all those, young and old, who enjoy it each November and who show their support by way of the money spent on the night and donated through our collecting buckets. As many of you will know, the money collected in those buckets is turned in to vouchers that we then deliver to all village residents over the age of 70 which they can then spend in the various shops and businesses in the village. Last year we were delighted to be able to make each voucher worth £45 and we know many recipients look forward to receiving and spending them in the run up to Christmas, and we in turn are pleased that the spending of those vouchers benefits our local business owners. We have decided, therefore, that even though our next Bonfire night celebration will now be in November 2021 we will still distribute a voucher to all our usual recipients this year. The amount will be lower than last year, but we felt it was important to keep up this long-held tradition and to still make a distribution to everyone. If we can, we will also help those other Organisation’s around the village to whom we also make donations each year from any surplus that is made after the vouchers and our running costs have been covered. If our reserves don’t enable us to make a cash donation our support for them this year may, however, be by way of offering our services if they have any projects they think our team can help with. This then leads us on to the final point we wanted to mention, and that is how our team plan to use the time that would normally be spent each Saturday building the bonfire. We all really enjoy those Saturday mornings, including when the weather is being unkind, as they are usually filled with a lot of laughter and great camaraderie (helped each week by generous mid-morning servings of bacon sandwiches from the team at The Crown followed by a rehydrating beverage or two at lunchtime!). So in the absence of a bonfire to build we still plan to make each week between early October and the start of November a ‘Bonfire Helping Hands Saturday’ where we will willingly carry out any useful jobs or projects that may need doing around the village (followed of course by that refreshing beverage at lunchtime). If anyone has any thoughts or ideas about projects we can help with please let us know via the Bonfire website or Facebook page. We would also love to welcome any new volunteers who may be interested in joining us – anyone is welcome and, again, just get in touch via the website or Facebook or by speaking with any of our current team that you may know. In closing we would like to thank all of you in our wonderful village who have supported the Chiddingfold Bonfire over so many years, and to assure you that our Bonfire and Fireworks will be back for everyone to enjoy in 2021. Please continue to stay safe and look out for each other.
Best wishes.
Simon Manuel
Chairman, Chiddingfold Bonfire

E-mail from Chiddingfold Bonfire Committee dated Friday 25 August 2020


March 16, 2020
Several of the films coming up may be in high demand, so please remember if you want to guarantee your seats for the screening, and be sure to arrive promptly to ensure you get first pick of the available seats. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY WITH OUR SEASON TICKETS.

 Poster for The Goldfinch   

Chiddingfold Village Hall Cinema

You Tube Streaming

Royal Opera House

Andrew Lloyd-Webber   Free Streaming of Musicals

National Theatre Free Live Streaming of Plays


Previous Films


Postponed

Knives Out   Friday, April 3rd 8:00 pm Cert 12A

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

MR. JONES  Thrusday, April 16th 8:00 pm Cert 15

MR. JONES brings to the screen the extraordinary and powerful story of the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin s genocidal famine in Ukraine, which killed almost 10 million. 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton, Happy Valley, McMafia) is an ambitious Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. On leaving a government role, Jones decides to travel to Moscow in an attempt to get an interview with Stalin himself. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed but is accused of being a liar by those who have an interest in silencing him. As the death count mounts, Jones has to fight for the truth... MR. JONES also stars Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Golden Globe® Nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead). A gripping and compelling film.

 

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Save £5 with a Season Ticket. Season Tickets can be used to obtain a discount – we simply stamp three slots rather than the usual one, so a pair of ticket costs just £25. If you don't already have one (and why not?!) then buy one now and take advantage of the £5 saving immediately. We expect demand to be high, so book now to avoid disappointment! For further details, especially any advance ticket enquiries or if you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please contact Matthew Lacey on 01428 683120, or email cinema.admin@chiddingfold-hall.org.uk That's all for now, hope to see you at a screening soon!

Tickets for each film, (except 'Pay What You Like') cost £6 (£3 for children under 15) on the door, Season Tickets are also available.

 

 

Tickets for each film cost £6 (£3 for children under 15) on the door,
Season Tickets are also available.

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Licensed Bar & refreshments before showing and in interval

A Channel 5 production company came to Chiddingfold Village Hall Cinema on Thursday night, 5 February
to film the Sing-along production of 'Mamma Mia'
The Village Hall Cinema attracted a good crowd from all around Chiddingfold for this performance.
It was a lively evening with lots of singing and even dancing - More

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Chiddingfold,   Surrey GU8 4QA
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November 24, 2011

If anyone phones you up about problems with your computer
Read thishttp://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1424731

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Surrey Air AmblanceLogo (Helicopter)The Air Ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £ 3 million annually to stay airborne. Receiving no funding from the Government or the National Lottery the charity is entirely dependent upon the generosity of the public to support the two helicopters, based at Marden and Dunsfold.

October 18, 2011

New doctors join Air Ambulance

Two new specialist doctors have joined life-saving charity the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Dr Magnus Nelson was born in Canterbury, grew up in Wingham and went to Sir Roger Manwoods School in Sandwich. He joins the charity on a six-month secondment from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton Dr

Mark Salmon joins the trust on a 12-month secondment after also working at St George's where he qualified in 2003.

More on The Air Ambulance

Surrey Air Ambulance is a charity which relies almost entirely on public donations and receives no National Lottery funding.

The helicopter carries a specialist doctor and Critical Care Paramedic who can carry out advanced medical procedures at the scene, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival.

 


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Help needed at Lunch Club!
Could you help us once a month on a Friday?

We are seeking volunteers to help lay tables, serve and clear away for our over 60's Lunch Club
from 10.30am to about 2pm with lunch included.
It is rewarding and friendly and we are happy to work around the school term times.
You are more than welcome to come and see how we do it all with no obligation.
Just contact Georgia on 68 3120 or email for more details.




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…and finally
If you do run into debt problems, don't ignore them and hope they will go away - they won't.
Get advice as early as possible. See the Citizens Advice website,
www.adviceguide.org.uk on how
confidential, independent money advice.

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I've written many pieces in our Parish magazine about our bells;
at St Mary's Chiddingfold John.

By now I hope you appreciate that we have a very special legacy in these bells, and I do hope that the village is a much better place for having them. (It would be a very sad thing to NOT have them surely!)

However, I, and the other bell ringers, are mindful that our ringing is intrusive, (loud).
Despite our best efforts, there are occasions when the music is not at it's best, particularly when practice and learners are involved! Whilst we have some sound-control, the sound of the bells does reach parts that other music does not!

So I am asking the village, and anyone else affected, to let me know your views - More


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heath / bush fires - Earthquakes - Tsunamis -
Only some parts of the village gets floods
In 1987 the electric was off for 10 days we managed
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December 3, 2010

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T: 01428 683906
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For listing music events in the area,
mainly electric rock and blues

Originally what was on at
Chiddingfold Music Club
that web page is just a menu now
Old Music Page

Bands that have been listed here
or are booked in the future
Band details

Archive is where the old stories go
Pictures of Events that was news last year

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in the village and phone numbers and e-mail addresses
some web pages


 

 

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