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April 1997

Meeting Place For Young People

2nd of April 1997

Recently a small group of people from the village met to discuss issues relating to young people living in Chipperfield. As part of these discussions, ways in which additional facilities could be offered to these young people were explored. One idea was to create an informal evening meeting place for teenagers. It wasdecided, with their […]

Early Retirement

2nd of April 1997

Mrs Edna Hall left St Pauls School at the end of term to enjoy retirement with her husband Trevor. They are moving close to the sea, to a village near Whitstable in Kent. Mrs Hall has been the school welfare helper for nineteen years. Her three sons attended the school, and Trevor Hall coached the […]

Dare You Come And Look At The Evidence? Dare You Come And Ask Questions?

2nd of April 1997

The Alpha Course is designed for people who want to look again at the claims of Christianity without asking them to commit themselves. It runs over 10 weeks and looks at subjects like who was Jesus, Why did He die? How can I be sure of faith? Why and how to read the Bible. Why […]

Parish Council Affairs

2nd of April 1997

An Invitation to the Annual Parish Meeting: Monday 14th AprilThe Annual Parish Meeting will be held at St Pauls School on Monday 14th April at 8pm. We shall have two short introductory talks this year before the formal business meeting, both with an emphasis on the young people in the village. Bob Wiggins, Chairman of […]

Visitors From Afar

2nd of April 1997

Although we have seen little bands of siskins eating seeds in the tops of the silver birches, it was not until the beginning of February that the first one came to the peanuts. A lone female fed regularly for 10 days before three males arrived at the feeder. The males are showy little birds, about […]

Spectacles

2nd of April 1997

Kate Farrow would like to inform all the kind people who have responded to her appeals for used spectacles that no more are needed for the time being.The demand has dropped off and one hopes that the reason for this is that the people of the Eastern Cape Province (formerly Transkei) are now more affluent […]

Youth Club News

2nd of April 1997

We are pleased to report that the waiting list for the Juniors club has now been cleared. The club nights are well attended and continued help from parents has prevented any further cancelled evenings. The Juniors thoroughly enjoyed a very successful disco on Valentines Day. Soon afterwards the Inters club organised a disco for themselves […]

Many Congratulations!

2nd of April 1997

to George and Diane Mansfield, who are delighted to announce the arrival of Matthew Paul, born on February 17th at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

Childrens Visit To Our Lady Mother Of The Saviour Church

2nd of April 1997

What a wonderful opportunity I experienced on Monday February 10th, when I saw a crocodile line of some 40 children walking two and two in a long procession towards the Church, guarded by their teacher Mrs Wildman and many helpers. The children were from two classes of pupils attending St Pauls School.Father Desmond Cantwell had […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of April 1997

Our Spring Show is just days away, on Saturday 12th April in the Village Hall. Come along at 230pm to admire the exhibits, have a cup of tea, join in the auction and try your luck in the raffle. Even better, be an exhibitor and help us put on a great show. Full details are […]

St Pauls Church Extension News

2nd of April 1997

As predicted, the application for planning permission for the Church extension was sent off to Dacorum Borough Council in March and by the time this edition of Chipperfield News comes out, notices may be appearing around the village. In addition, notices were placed in the local press drawing attention to the proposals and to the […]