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Peter John Dawe (john) 24.2.34 – 30.9.02

19th of November 2002

John died peacefully at the Hospice of St Francis on 30 September after a long illness. I should like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent cards and letters, also for the kindness and support I have had from my friends and neighbours. My thanks also to the lady who regularly put notes […]

Iain Rennie Hospice At Home Quiz 2002/3

19th of November 2002

Quiz addicts are invited to enter this years quiz. The subjects covered are as diverse as advertising slogans, songs from shows, memorable dates, prefixes and suffixes, places and sport. Entry is £1 and copies of the questions can be obtained from the IRHH shop in Hemel Hempstead or by sending £1 and a sae to […]

Is There A Future For The Chipperfield Art Group?

2nd of November 2002

It seems a shame that this question has to be asked but, unless we can find someone to replace our Secretary (Rita Musk) and Chairman (myself) plus some strong capable people to help set up the exhibition in the summer, the groups survival must be in doubt. At our last meeting in September, only 9 […]

Crimewatch In Chipperfield

2nd of November 2002

Many residents are concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour by youths in the village. Our local Community Team Officer, WPC Michelle Buttleman, has sent us the following information to let residents know about recent police activity in the area. During the week 15-22 September five incidents were recorded in Chipperfield including one burglary, one abandoned […]

Drinks All Round

2nd of November 2002

As I write these notes (October 5th) everything is dry and dusty and we are longing for rain. We recorded less than an inch for the whole of September and today we have had to put the hose on some long established shrubs. The cold frame is bursting with trees and shrubs that are due […]

The War Memorial

2nd of November 2002

As Remembrance Sunday 2002 approaches, it is an opportune time for me to pass on to you some of the details that my son Andrew has discovered about our village War Memorial in past issues of Parish magazine at the County Record Office. In February 1919, the vicar, Canon Jeffries, raised the question of war […]

Footpaths

2nd of November 2002

Four volunteers have kindly offered to “adopt a footpath” in the village and will soon be seen wielding their litter pickers to reduce the number of cans, bottles, crisp packets and other rubbish strewn about. If you would like to help clean up our village I should be pleased to hear from you. Liz Holliday […]

Sleep Out

2nd of November 2002

Brave volunteers are being sought to sleep out in the grounds of St Albans Abbey on Friday 6 December to raise cash for Open Door, the city’s centre for single homeless people. The Sleep Out has raised more than £50,000 over the last seven years and is organised by the diocese’s Board for Church and […]

New Archdeacon

2nd of November 2002

Canon Helen Cunliffe, currently Residentiary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, has been appointed Archdeacon of St Albans, with oversight of parishes in the deaneries of Central and West Hertfordshire and takes up the post later this year. Helen was born in Derbyshire and educated there and at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She was ordained Deaconess in […]

Chipperfield Cricket

2nd of November 2002

CLUB A trip to Lords? Read on…Once again the nights draw in and cricket on the Common comes to an end for another year, but what a year with the 1st XI in a promotion race right up to the last match when unfortunately they could not achieve the victory required and finished a highly […]

Drivers Urgently Needed!

2nd of November 2002

Croxley House Care Home for the elderly in Croxley Green, run by the Greenshield Group, desperately needs volunteer drivers for their own minibus. I am the only approved driver at the moment, so that it is well nigh impossible to make a reasonable schedule to take residents out and about. Someone to drive to local […]

Village Design Statement

2nd of November 2002

All residents of the civil parish of Chipperfield should have received a complimentary copy of our Village Design Statement with their October issue of Chipperfield News. Any household accidentally missed out from the distribution may obtain a copy by ringing 01923 269480. A number of people living in areas neighbouring the parish have expressed an […]

Reflections On A Visit To Chipperfield

2nd of November 2002

Its some time since Ive written but, having recently spent a few weeks in Chipperfield with my parents, I wanted to say how very much Id enjoyed my visit and appreciated the opportunity to catch up with family and the many friends that I have in the area. My visits with my family are increasingly […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of November 2002

It is perhaps with a sense of mischief that Chipperfield Theatre Group chose Out of Focus for their latest production. One wondered if the opening scene involving several groups being triple booked at a village hall was dear to their hearts. Feeling that for the Badminton club, Brownies and slide show speaker that appeared in […]

Lifeboats Collection

2nd of November 2002

The record amount of £621.31 was raised this year, a result achieved by a donation of £25 in April, and the house-to-house collection in September which brought in £596.31. Very many thanks to all our contributors and collectors.M.G. Newman, Hon. Sec.

St Pauls School Report

2nd of November 2002

A great deal happens at St Pauls Primary School in a short period of time and it is time to update you!Foundation Unit. During the summer, 4 classes changed places so that we could develop a new Foundation Unit comprising our Nursery and Reception classes. This involved more than just moving furniture, as the Foundation […]

Legion Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2002

Remembrance Sunday, 10 November, will soon be with us again and I hope you will join us at the War Memorial on the Common at 10.50am and afterwards in St Pauls Church. The memorial lists those men from Chipperfield who died, in our armed forces, in two World Wars. The last war ended in 1945, […]

At The Other End Of The World – Or At The Gate Of Heaven

19th of October 2002

This is how Fr Terry Cantwell, Fr Dess brother, describes his varied feelings about the Salvatorian Mission at Chingulungulu, where he has served most of his 40 years as a priest – an anniversary which he celebrated in April this year. The Mission was established in 1958 in a remote southern corner of Tanzania, trapped […]

Kate Farrow 1913-2002

19th of October 2002

Kate died peacefully on 5th August, aged 88. She had lived at Brambles on the Common with her husband Stanley since 1976, having moved to Chipperfield after Stanleys retirement from the construction company established by his father. Kate trained as a photographer and worked as assistant to Norman Parkinson in the 1930s. She met Stanley […]

Pea Soup And All That

2nd of October 2002

Things in the wildlife pond have moved on a pace since my last notes. All ponds that are filled with tap water go through an “algal bloom” phase when the water turns green because of the chemicals in it. Ours turned into bright green thick pea soup after about a week and looked absolutely dreadful! […]