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October 1998

New Dance And Drama School

2nd of October 1998

A new dance and drama school opened in Bovingdon in September. Based in the Primary school, the principal is Georgina Heppell, who is offering classes for children aged 3 and over. Her main aim will be to produce yearly shows to raise money for local causes and charities, starting with Decades of Dance, to be […]

A New Organist/choir Master And A New Youth And Childrens Worker!

2nd of October 1998

Rather belatedly we welcome Stanley Carter to St Pauls as our new organist and choirmaster. A secondary school teacher in Luton, Stanley has been with us since April. He has made a enthusiastic start and has already enlivened our services with his imaginative playing of organ and piano. His hope is to attract more youngsters […]

News From Brisbane, Australia

2nd of October 1998

Carol is now living and working in Brisbane, where she spent some time in the 1980s, and has noticed the dramatic growth in urbanisation there. Her work has also changed: Having lived here permanently for a while, I miss the country lifestyle. Lucky for me that this is only a temporary transfer with my job! […]

A Sting In The Tail

2nd of October 1998

As wasps do such a good job of collecting caterpillars from the vegetable garden, if at all possible we leave their nests undisturbed, but this year one queen seemed determined to build her nest just inside the shed where the door opens. Half a dozen times I drove her out and rubbed off the beginnings […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of October 1998

Entries for our Autumn Show were a little down on last year but the judges were impressed by our high standards and we had a good turn out of visitors despite the showery weather. But as one season ends so another begins. The Societys committee meets later this month to discuss the schedules for next […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

2nd of October 1998

Another successful tennis tournament was enjoyed by everyone. Once again a high standard of tennis was achieved, particularly by the junior members.Congratulations to the following:Ladies DoublesWinners: Doris WilliamsMonika MathieuRunners up: Pat BaylissSheila SimpsonMens DoublesWinners: Luigi LandolfiJohn BaxterRunners up: Pan PanayiChris BlackmoreUnder 14sWinners: Thomas GoldieAndrew LockRunners up: Thomas McGrathTommy GrayWe are going to have a busy […]

Art Group

2nd of October 1998

The artist George Sear will be demonstrating water colour painting at the Youth Club (opposite the Church on the Common) at 8pm on Wednesday 14 October.Visitors and prospective new members are all very welcome at our meetings. Contact the secretary. Rita Musk on 01923 263525 for further details if you wish, or just turn up, […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of October 1998

Mrs. Gurney has been teaching ballet at Chipperfield in the Baptist Church Hall for six years, and in that period pupils have had the opportunity to do show work plus training towards their ballet examinations. Pupils who took their ballet and tap exams in July all passed with high grades. The school works hard to […]

New Speed Restriction

2nd of October 1998

Hertfordshire County Council intend to implement a 40mph speed restriction on Chipperfield Road between Tower Hill and Bovingdon.This is in answer to concerns from residents of Bulstrode Cottages about the speed of traffic along this stretch of road. The limit should come into effect this month, subject to the placing of the Traffic Order.

Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 1998

At the end of the month there will be a knock on your door and once more you will be asked to support the Poppy Appeal; and the vast majority of you will, thank goodness.The Poppy Appeal exists to help all ex-Servicemen and women, and their immediate dependents, who sacrificed so much during the two […]