If youve ever considered becoming a Red Cross volunteer, now is the time to think seriously about enrolment. Millennium celebrations seem likely to concentrate between Christmas 1999 and the first week in the year 2000. Some, if not all of these will need first aid cover, and local branches will be at full stretch to [...]
Edmund Ward, who was a resident of Chipperfield for 55 years, died on March 27 aged 85. He was an acclaimed architect, and perhaps his most famous scheme was that for the refurbishment and enlargement of the Royal Opera House. He was also a railway enthusiast and built a miniature railway in a field adjoining [...]
The wet weather we experienced in the spring has proved the worth of the raised beds I made during the winter in the vegetable garden. At the moment I have three of them, four feet by eight, and although theyre only raised six inches above the paths, I was able to work on them in [...]
The new management at The Two Brewers explores its historyFrederic and Julia Dubois, landlord and landlady at The Two Brewers, would love to hear from any hoarders in the area who have any old photos, press cuttings or memorabilia about the pub.The Two Brewers building dates back to the 18th century, when it was one [...]
During the second World War, I was sent to Chipperfield with my mother and sister as evacuees from North London.On Friday afternoons, while attending Chipperfield School, all the evacuees were led crocodile fashion, across the common to the Manor House, where Mrs Elizabeth Brousson taught us how to gargle, clean teeth, tie shoe laces and [...]
The main task in this years work programme for Dacorum Borough Councils management of the Common involves thinning work and felling sycamores on the area to the south of Windmill Hill. At the Annual Parish Meeting in April, Cameron Lewis, the Woodlands Officer for the borough, offered to walk over the area concerned with interested [...]
A reminder that the judges of the Best Kept Village Competition will be making their inspection one day this month. We can all do our bit to keep our area of the village tidy. If you do see any problems, please tell John Pringle, our Parish Clerk, on 01442 822704, or any Parish Councillor.