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Chiltern Open Air Museum Chalfont St. Giles

19th of October 2001

The museum remains open daily from 10.OOam to 5.OOpm until 28 October. The last two events in this seasons Historical Highlights take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, with an opportunity to Meet the Romans and on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 when the Hawk and Owl Trust are holding an Owl Weekend. Admission […]

Village Of The Year Competition – Result

2nd of October 2001

Congratulations to Flamstead who were the overall winners of this years competition. Congratulations to Chipperfield too! We won the Younger People Category and will receive a plaque and cheque for £50. Special thanks to the team from the Youth Club for their winning contribution in our presentation to the judges. We may not have won […]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 2001

This year the Royal British Legion celebrates its 80th year on active service and the need for the Poppy Appeal remains as strong as ever. In its first year, 1921, the Appeal raised £106,000. Last year, with your help the total exceeded £20 million.Residential and convalescent homes care for ex-service men and women who are […]

Round The World On A Sofa

2nd of October 2001

Roll up your flying carpet, turn off that box in the corner, sit comfortably on your sofa and meet the world.In universities and colleges across the UK there are thousands of international students who would love to meet some of the inhabitants of these islands and chat about the differences in our culture and lifestyles, […]

Arthur Henry Young

2nd of October 2001

13 March 1908 – 2 May 2001Arthur Young passed away peacefully at Felden Croft Nursing Home on 2 May aged 93 years.Originally from Tonbridge Wells, Kent, Arthur and his wife Florrie lived in Chipperfield for many years and loved the village. They were married for 58 years. Florrie died at home in July 1993, having […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of October 2001

I always try to spike my lawn in the autumn and for years have made do with an ordinary garden fork. However, these are not ideal and really one should use a purpose made hollow-tined fork to do the job properly. I spotted one in a local garden centre recently and decided to treat myself. […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club Annual Tournament

2nd of October 2001

Ruth Dicker reportsOnce again the competition was keen atour annual event. Unfortunately the sunwasnt particularly obliging butnevertheless a lot of fun was had by all participants and spectators.Congratulations go to:Under 13sRunners-up:Callum Weir & Patrick CousinsWinners:Charles Saunders & Jonathan LockUnder 16sRunners-up:Thomas McGrath & Craig OTooleWinners:Andrew Lock & Thomas GoldieWomensRunners-up:Anne Sanders & Kath WeirWinners:Ann Lock & Karen […]

Chipperfield Art Group

2nd of October 2001

We held our Annual Exhibition over the August Bank Holiday and to our great relief it was quite successful. As some of you may know, due to falling membership and the expense of speakers, we have re-organised on an “exhibition only” basis inviting, through the press, local artists to become members with this object in […]

Natures Ups And Downs

2nd of October 2001

The first chill winds of autumn greeted me this morning as I went around the sheep. Where has the summer gone? As I walked under the apple trees a Speckled Wood butterfly fluttered up from a rotten apple that it was feeding on and I suddenly realised how few butterflies we have seen in the […]

Betty Healing Childhood Memories

2nd of October 2001

Betty Healing, who died on July 3rd, was most helpful when I was drawing up plans at the outset of the project “Chipperfield Within Living Memory”. I had recalled that in 1990 she had written an article about her childhood memories in the Chess Valley and from that I sensed that she would be a […]

The Third Millennium For Care In Chipperfield

2nd of October 2001

A telephone call taken recently by a duty officer for Chipperfield Care was the 3000th received in the relatively short life of this voluntary good neighbour scheme run by and for Chipperfield people. Started in 1988, we aim to provide practical help to people, young and old, who may have difficulty coping and for all […]

Stolen Dog

2nd of October 2001

Residents will have seen notices displayed in the village recently with details of a Springer Spaniel which was stolen from the car park outside Ley Hill Memorial Hall. Fortunately the dog has been found and has been returned to its owners. It seems that there are some unscrupulous people about who steal dogs and keep […]

Golden Wedding

2nd of October 2001

Congratulations to Jim and Daphne Pritchard, who celebrate their Golden Wedding on 20 October. Daphne (née White) lived in Vicarage Lane, Kings Langley, until they were married in 1951. After the wedding they made their home at Tuffs Farm (where Jim was born) and have lived there all their married life. Love and best wishes […]

Sporting Dacorum

2nd of October 2001

Football and cricket in Chipperfield are featured on two panels in the Dacorum Heritage Trusts current major touring exhibition. The exhibition illustrates both past and present local sports clubs and sporting individuals and can be seen at Berkhamsted Civic Centre from 2 – 6 October and the Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead from 8 – 13 October. […]

Community Devastated By Tragic Loss

2nd of May 2001

These are genuine newspaper headlines taken from national newspapers. These are the headlines that we dont want to see in our local papers. But the fact is, fire can strike at any time at any place, your house, my house, your neighbours house, anywhere.Over the Christmas period three lives were lost to house fires in […]

African Medical Mission

2nd of May 2001

News from the TranskeiAt the Bedford Orthopaedic Centre work has started on a 60-bed spinal unit, renovations to the nurses home and another doctors residence. A new, young, Transkeian orthopaedic doctor started work in January and Sister Tandi and her team won the prize for the best run, best kept ward in the Umtata Hospital […]

Any Old Phone!

2nd of May 2001

Do you have any unused and out-dated mobile phones lurking in your home? Mobile phones contain potentially dangerous substances and most end up in landfill sites, doing nobody any good. A business called Cellular Reclamation collects old phones and batteries and regenerates them for second-hand users, mainly in the developing world. The materials in those […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of May 2001

Although the Vernal Equinox, which occurred on 20 March, was the official start of spring, for me the first day of spring was ten days later. Friday 30 March was such a glorious day with one of those lovely evenings which had me in the garden until well after dusk listening to a blackbird singing […]

New Bus Service

2nd of May 2001

Red Rose Travel are now operating a revised bus service from The Two Brewers. The route for services R8 and R9 begins at The Two Brewers and goes to Kings Langley (High Street and station), Abbots Langley and North Watford, stopping at Sainsbury s and terminating at Asda. To travel on to Watford Junction and […]

Walkers On The Path

2nd of May 2001

Now that our footpath is closed due to Foot and Mouth restrictions, it is easier to see who or what has been using it during the night. Badgers have a regular route that crosses it but now we can see that they use its whole length. Some very clear tracks have been left in the […]