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Soldiers Of Dacorum 1914-1918

2nd of November 1999

The Dacorum Heritage Trust has just unveiled its latest exhibition, which focuses on local notables soldiers who served during the First World War. Among those featured will be Corporal Francis Vercoe of Hemel Hempstead, whose DCM medals were recently purchased by the Trust, as well as all three Dacorum men who were awarded the Victoria […]

Lifeboats

2nd of November 1999

The house to house collection in September resulted in £434.97 and Christmas sales have so far raised a further £65.08. In this special year for the RNLI, it is particularly good to know that we from Chipperfield branch have contributed £505.05 to such a very worthy cause.Grateful thanks go to the collectors and all who […]

Village Weddings

2nd of November 1999

Samantha Nice and Andrew CollinsOn Saturday 25 September, some 10,458 days after marrying her parents Richard and Jackie, the Very Right Reverend John Richardson, Bishop of Bedford, returned to St. Pauls to marry Samantha Nice and Andrew Collins. Three generations of both families, plus many friends and relatives, packed the church to witness a very […]

Red Cross Coffee Morning

2nd of November 1999

This years event was held on a lovely sunny morning at our new venue in the Baptist Hall, where we were made so welcome. I sincerely thank all those who helped and gave generously of their time and money to raise £429 for such a good cause. Eileen Foulghamm If you have any unwanted spectacles […]

Policing In Chipperfield

2nd of November 1999

At a well-attended public meeting held on 18 October, Inspector Michael Fogarty explained the newly introduced system of Problem Oriented Policing.The police do not have the resources to allocate full or part-time officers to particular areas to provide regular “visible policing” and statistics prove that this is no real deterrent to crime however comforting it […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of November 1999

“So what do you do in the winter then?” a non-gardening friend asked me at the beginning of October. Well, I.dont know, about you but I have a list of jobs as long as my arm. Some have been completed already, such as the greenhouse which has been cleared, washed down, and fumigated, with a […]

Jack The Ripper

2nd of November 1999

A very enjoyable evening was had by all at the Chipperfield Theatre Groups presentation of ‘Jack The Ripper. Seated around trestle tables, served by wenches, made a very cosy setting for this moving and challenging evening. The friendly cockney spirit shone through, despite great adversities and the daily terror of living in the shadow of […]

Shades Of Autumn

2nd of November 1999

Looking out of the window today the scene is decidedly autumnal, the bright sunlight catching the now glowing colours of the trees in the top plantation. We have been enjoying the fruits of autumn already in the shape of the lovely apples from the new orchard. We planted the apple trees about five years ago […]

Curl Up With A Book

2nd of November 1999

Many people in the village find it difficult or inconvenient to get to the library at Bovingdon or Kings Langley, but we are fortunate to receive a fortnightly service from the County Mobile Library Service. With the prospect of long, dark evenings and cold weather to come, a good book, video or audio cassette can […]

Directory Of Care Services 1999

19th of October 1999

A new Directory of Care Services, Residential and Nursing Homes for Hertfordshire has been published by Care Choices Ltd on behalf of the Social Services. The directory lists residential and nursing homes geographically within the county as well as home care agencies accredited with Herts County Council and provides an index to homes which provide […]

The Dacorum And Its Heritage

2nd of October 1999

At the western tip of Hertfordshire the group of towns and villages comprising the borough of Dacorum takes its name from the ancient hundred and the Anglo-Saxon name for the area. It is an area rich in historical significance and has an interesting story to tell. Archaeological evidence is abundant and Neolithic, Mesolithic, Bronze Age […]

Special Constables

2nd of October 1999

Hertfordshire Constabulary need to recruit more volunteers to support the work of regular police officers, particularly in the rural areas of the county. Specials play a vital role in the community working alongside their regular colleagues and the work is ideally suited to those who care about the quality of life for local people.The minimum […]

A Warning From Scatterdells Lane!

2nd of October 1999

After some 15 months since its concept, John Prestwichs motorised chair/bed is now practically ready for him to take his maiden voyage! We therefore thought it advisable to warn villagers to keep a wary eye open for, and to give a wide berth to, this newly liberated learner-driver. Seriously though, to be able to move […]

Summer Projects

2nd of October 1999

For the last couple of years we have planned a “major garden project” for our son Johns school summer holidays; we can do with the extra muscle power, it keeps him out of mischief and, unlike weeding, is not classed as “boring”! This year it was the area just in front of the bungalow, a […]

Photographing Englands Heritage

2nd of October 1999

The largest ever survey of Englands built heritage was recently launched by the National Monuments Record, the public archive of English Heritage.The purpose of the survey is to provide 360,000 ‘defining images of listed buildings for the Images of England internet project. The resulting Images of En gland website will be completed by 2002, creating […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of October 1999

Saturday September 18th was blustery and had a distinctive autumn feel, totally in keeping with our last show of the season which was held in the village hall. The Autumn Show was well attended and the hall was filled with a fine array of vegetables and colourful flowers. Frank Venables carried off most of the […]

News From Rockhampton

2nd of September 1999

When I last wrote I was living and working temporarily in Brisbane. In November last year I moved to Rockhampton, which is a reasonable sized town by Queensland standards (a population of about 70,000) and is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn not too far from the sea. I am still working for the Department […]

Chipperfield Parish Council

2nd of September 1999

Diane Butler of 35 Croft Close has been co-opted to serve on the Parish Council. A full list of councillors and committees will appear in next months issue.

A Personal Millennium Warning

2nd of September 1999

Please take noteWe have all heard or read scare stories about the possible chaos that may surround our entry into the new century. However, it seems that some unscrupulous people are seeking to benefit personally by scaring others into disclosing personal information.Throughout the UK there are reports that people are receiving telephone calls at home […]

The Cost Of Caring

2nd of September 1999

Do you or someone you know look after a dependant relative, friend or neighbour?They may be eligible to claim an Attendance Allowance. This is not a charity but abenefit to help with costs and is not means tested. Phone Jenny Shieldhouse atDacorum Borough Council on 01442 228395 to find out more.