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Woodland Wardens

2nd of November 2000

Cameron Lewis will be conducting a site and training meeting of volunteer Woodland Wardens on Chipperfield Common at 10.00am on Saturday 4 November. This scheme is operated in conjunction with the Trust for Conservation Volunteers and if you would like to know more or take part in the scheme, contact Cameron on 01442 228375.

Horticultural Society

2nd of November 2000

With the days getting shorter and the thermometer dropping, its clearing up time in the garden at the moment. Dahlias will be stored away in a frost- free place as soon as the frosts turn the foliage black to join the gladioli which have already been lifted. The greenhouse has received a good wash down […]

Red Cross Coffee Morning

2nd of November 2000

It all started when Con Packford phoned and said “Would you take on the Red Cross coffee morning”. At that time it was held at Vera Thomas house and she did most of the arranging so I said “Yes”. Then Vera moved and the Chipperfield Cricket Club became a good central venue until last year, […]

Parish Council News

2nd of November 2000

New CouncillorAt its meeting on October 9, councillors formally welcomed Brenda BemersPrice as a co-opted member of the Parish Council to replace Neville Thomas who resigned in June. Brenda will serve on the Highways, Public Transport & Road Safety and the Open Spaces & Footpaths committees and also replace Neville as the Councils representative for […]

Pedestrian Safety

2nd of November 2000

Parking up on the pavement outside The Two Brewers presents a serious safety hazard for pedestrians, particularly those with push-chairs, as it is often necessary to move out into the road to pass by.The matter has been discussed by the Parish Council and it is proposed to approach the County Council Highways Department to seek […]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2000

Last year the Poppy Appeal raised over £18.7 million and included a record amount here in Chipperfield.On entering the new Millennium, we reflect on those who made it possible for us to end this century in peace and freedom. It is also a time for expressing hope for the future. Hope that the damaging conflicts […]

Au Revoir – Susan And Andrew Smith

19th of October 2000

Chipperfield said a sad goodbye last month to the senior half of the Smith family, who fulfilled a long-held ambition to move to the ‘wilds of Dorset. I have known Susan and Andrew since they first came to the village in the 1980s. They have always taken an active part in village life and they […]

1st Chipperfield Brownie Pack

19th of October 2000

Since the beginning of the year we have welcomed five new Brownies: Kirsty Inglis, Elinor Rootes, Andrea Inglis, Sophie Exton and Hannah Martin. Sadly, we said goodbye to Samantha Cotterell, Bryony Compton, Isabel Harvey, Danielle Johnson, Alice Margrave and Sophie Dicker. Here are just a few things the girls have enjoyed this year: The Brownies […]

Celebrations At The K.l. Bowls Club

19th of October 2000

On Bank Holiday Monday 28 August members of the Kings Langley Bowls Club celebrated their 75th anniversary year and the completion of their extended and refurbished club pavilion with a Fun Day. President, Tom Reid, thanked both Dacorum Borough Council and Kings Langley Parish Council for financial help towards the pavilion and the club members […]

Another Goodbye

2nd of October 2000

Last month Susan Marett decided, after living in the village, with a couple of breaks, for 69 years, that the time had come to be nearer her daughter Jackie in Nottinghamshire.She has now moved and would like to thank her many friends in Chipperfield for their good wishes. Susan sends her regards and hopes to […]

The Parish Room

2nd of October 2000

St. Pauls Parish Room and the smaller Upper Room are both available for hire for meetings, parties and wedding receptions. Standard charges for the Parish Room are £7 per hour (2l per session, £63 per day) and for the Upper Room £5 per hour (15 per session, £49 per day). There are concessions for regular […]

The Village Chest

2nd of October 2000

In the July/August issue of Chipperfield News there was a paragraph about the Village Chest which benefited from money raised on Village Day. Many people in the village are aware of the existence of the Chest but the piece in Chipperfield News was not particularly illuminating.The Trustees, whoever they may be, consider that they should […]

Charity Goods For Local Sale

2nd of October 2000

I am a Voluntary Traidcraft representative selling fairly traded food, paper and Christian AidlCafod Christmas cards. If you would like a catalogue or any goods for a sale or event you are holding please contact me. Profits during the current period will be going to Watford New Hope Trust which provides help for the homeless.Janet […]

My Helicopter Trip

2nd of October 2000

On 11 June my friend rang me and asked me to listen to a message on her answerphone. I heard, “Hello, brother Donald here. Wonderful news – your friend Audrey has won the helicopter trip in the Hospice Raffle. I have the tickets. Please give me a ring when you get in and we will […]

Tracing My Family

2nd of October 2000

My father was William Archie GEORGE, born on 22 July 1910. His father was Arthur GEORGE and his mothers maiden name was Elizabeth Rose TIMBERLAKE. She died aged 43 in August 1910 at their home in Chapel Croft. I would love to hear from anyone who has information about the family. Also of Arthur GEORGE, […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of October 2000

Despite the driving rain of the previous night and chronic fuel shortages, The Autumn Show was a resounding success and the Village Hall was filled to the brim with colourful flowers and delicious vegetables. This show marks the climax of the showing year with three of our trophies being awarded for consistent performance throughout the […]

Try Your Hand At Something New

2nd of October 2000

If you are unemployed, retired, would like a change of direction, wish to stretch your mind or acquire a new skill, there are now dozens of new ways to study at your own pace at a time convenient to you.Home study courses, flexible ‘drop-in courses and new learning centres offer all kinds of courses at […]

Natures Gardeners

2nd of October 2000

For the first time since we planted what has become known as the New Orchard six years ago, a small crop of pears has set. I usually try to keep this area mown regularly but this year it all got out of control and did not get cut until a couple of weeks ago. By […]

The Paper Trail

2nd of October 2000

Residents may know of plans to establish a major museum devoted to the history of paper-making in Great Britain on the John Dickinson site.A small band of local volunteers are busy sorting and cataloguing Dickinson memorabilia and photographs, working their way through boxes which contain items ranging from early 19th century letters – some written […]

Three Peaks Mountain Challenge

2nd of October 2000

The team from HMP The Mount completed the course in just over 20 hours and won a silver medal. We have raised over £1,500 for the Visitors Centre, HACRO and the Childrens Society, thanks to the generosity of our many sponsors. An unknown donor called K.Buckingham has still to let me have his £5! Everyone […]