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February 2002

Chipperfield Evening W.i.

19th of February 2002

Chipperfield Evening W.I. is young in terms of the history of the Womens Institute but members were happy to celebrate their 25th Anniversary recently. Mrs Curl from County Office recalled items in the news at the time the group was formed in November 1976 with 47 members, four of whom are still active in the […]

Chipperfield News A.g.m.

2nd of February 2002

The AGM of Chipperfield News was held on the evening of Monday 3 December 2001. The joint editors, Liz Holliday and Anne Breen, presented their report and appealed to the village community for more contributions from villagers and local organisations. The accounts for the year ended 31 October 2001 were adopted and showed a small […]

Vandalism: The Cost To Your Pocket

2nd of February 2002

There have been numerous incidents of vandalism, thoughtless destruction and theft in the village during recent months and every single household in the village is bearing the cost to repair and replace the damage. In the last few months the Parish Council notice board near the school has been vandalised three times, the large notice […]

St. Pauls School

2nd of February 2002

School Report As we enter the Spring Term 2002, we are wondering quite where the long Autumn Term, along with Christmas plans and celebrations, went! Just before the break, the boys in the football team completed their league fixtures and I am delighted to report that they won their league by a large margin. They […]

New Licensee At ‘the Boot

2nd of February 2002

We extend a warm welcome to Terry Boston who took over as licensee at The Boot in Tower Hill at the end of November. Terry comes from Thundersley in Essex and after 42 years in the shipping and transport business decided the time was right to make a change. He and his wife, Linda, had […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of February 2002

Tenements Farm. Part 2:In about 1930, Mr. Merrick, the property dealer who built Milbaise at Tower Hill, bought Tenements Farm and converted it into a private dwelling, comprised of a house, barn, cowshed and a garage with a flat for a chauffeur (now Blantyre). It stood empty for a long time and then it was […]

Book Worms Meet

2nd of February 2002

The suggestion to form a reading group in the village obviously struck a chord judging from the response to the article in last Novembers Chipperfield News. As there is a practical limit to the number who can meet, applications were accepted from the first ten people who replied. This has created a waiting list of […]

Local Company Scoops Top Award

2nd of February 2002

The Garden Company has just scooped the top national award from the British Association of Landscape Industries for a garden in Watford. ‘We are absolutely delighted said Kathie Coss, partner at The Garden Company. ‘The award is for garden maintenance; we designed and constructed the garden 3 years ago and have maintained it on a […]

Winter Diners

2nd of February 2002

The spell of cold weather between Christmas and New Year brought many new birds to the bird feeders and the little ponds in the garden. I spend most of my elevenses and teatime with my eyes fixed on the patio windows, bird watching in style! We have a new bird table, John made it for […]

Ted Burroughs

2nd of February 2002

Edward John Burroughs, better known as ‘Ted, was born on 7 April 1938 in Romford, Essex. Eldest son to Reg and Silvia, brother to John and Roger. At the outbreak of war, the family moved to Rickmansworth. Ted attended York House School where he excelled at all sports, especially cricket. In the early 1960s Ted […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of February 2002

The players of Chipperfield Theatre Group are now veterans of nine pantomimes and it shows. This Jack and the Beanstalk was an extremely polished production, full of good performances and evidently well directed by Felicity Cox (no relation!). Sarah Jayne Bottril was rewarded for her outstanding performances in previous productions with the role of Jack, […]

Accident On Christmas Eve

2nd of February 2002

Can I please use your columns to pass on my gratitude to all those who helped my mother and me after our car was hit by another car in The Street, Chipperfield at just after 1pm on 24th December. People appeared as if from nowhere, helping my mother from the car, tending to her head […]


2nd of February 2002

Heidi Leaney, a former pupil of St Pauls School, Chipperfield, and Kings Langley Secondary School, qualified as a solicitor on 2 January 2002. Heidi went on to study at Keele University and gained a dual honours degree in Law and Criminology. She then studied at the London School of Law. We, Heidis parents and family, […]

A Good Read

2nd of February 2002

To find out how Hertfordshire people celebrated the Millennium Year, treat yourself to a new book called Community Life in Hertfordshire -2000. It has been launched by the Hertfordshire Association for Local History Recorders Group and copies are available at the Chipperfield Larder at a price of £10. Each of the 65 towns and villages […]