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October 1999

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 […]