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February 1998

Herb Portrait Feverfew

2nd of February 1998

Herbs have always fascinated me. They have such a wonderful variety of leaf-shape and colour, an amazing variety of scent and taste, an extraordinary number of uses and are such a pleasure to grow. Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a good example. With its delicate ferny leaves it makes an attractive edging plant and from mid […]

Babes In The Woods

2nd of February 1998

Chipperfield Theatre Group gave us a thoroughly entertaining evening with a return to a more traditional pantomime. The children stole the show with highly creditable performances from Jack Marchant and Eilidh Weir, who were the ‘Babes, and Sophie Gross who never stopped smiling throughout.Hannah Turner played Maid Marion, and it was good to see a […]

African Medical Mission

2nd of February 1998

Jenny and Chris McConnachie write that they have now been working in Umtata for 14 years and are still loving it! Their third daughter Fiona was married in the hospital church this year to her old school friend and there was a great turn out of family and friends.They report that the work of the […]

Twins!

2nd of February 1998

George, Diane and Matthew Mansfield are delighted to announce the birth of Simon Charles and Alistair James on 3 January at Hemel Hempstead Hospital. Letter to the EditorI have been a keen sportsman all my life and take a keen interest in both the village football and cricket teams.Imagine my surprise when I discover that […]

The Earl Of Dartmouth

2nd of February 1998

taken from the obituary which appeared in The Times on 16 December 1997Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth, died on 14 December 1997. He was educated at Eton, from where he went into the army, and he served in Italy during the Second World War as a captain in the Coldstream Guards and was mentioned […]

Barrie Chapman

2nd of February 1998

On Sunday 28 December while playing for Morning Service, our organist and choirmaster at St Pauls, Barrie Chapman, was taken ill and died of a heart attack. He had been our organist for the last four years, ever since he came to live in Bovingdon on his retirement, and had also played when needed in […]

Sir Douglas Ranger

2nd of February 1998

A memorial service was held on 30th December 1997 in Cheltenham for Sir Douglas Ranger, for many years resident at the Tile House. He was educated in Australia and came to England to study medicine at the Middlesex Hospital. He made otolaryngology his speciality, and was director of the Ferens Institute from 1965 until 1983. […]

Richard Dickinson

2nd of February 1998

Many of us will have learned of the sudden passing of Richard Dickinson who died of heart failure on 19 November. The following is taken from the tribute written by his brother John which was read at his funeral by the Reverend Tim Marshall.Richard was born in his grandparents house in Langley Road, Chipperfield just […]

Thankyou

2nd of February 1998

Emma (nee Phillips) and Richard Fallon would like to thank everybody involved in their wedding on 18 October 1997 for helping to make their day so wonderful. Special thanks to everyone for wedding gifts and good wishes. And thank you Angela for ‘arranging the wonderful weather!

Local Organisations

2nd of February 1998

It has been some time since Chipperfield News published a list of local clubs and societies, and our information is likely to be sadly out of date. We would be very grateful if the secretaries of such organisations could let us have a current contact name and telephone number so that we are able to […]