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November 1999

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 […]