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May 2002

Oxhey Chapel Re-opens

19th of May 2002

Historic Oxhey Chapel will re-open for viewing between 11am-4.30pm on the first Saturday of each month from April to September. The chapel was built in 1602; Thomas F. Blackwell (of Crosse and Blackwell) had the building restored in 1897 and used it as his family chapel. For further information please telephone 0208 428 5161 or […]

Kings Langley Senior School

2nd of May 2002

This months news starts with …38 students, (from Years 9-13), two parents and six members of staff, enjoyed a skiing trip to Alpendorf in Austria, during the February half term. At the end of the 20-hour coach journey, everyone was safely ensconced in the Hotel Vertenmoos, (which is rather like a cross between a Youth […]

The Formation Of The Womens Institute In Chipperfield

2nd of May 2002

On Tuesday 5th December 1933, forty women met in the Womens Club (which was on the left-hand side of the present Social Club) and it was unanimously decided to form a branch of the Womens Institute in Chipperfield. Thirty names were put forward for election to the committee and the ten elected were: Miss Sharpin […]


2nd of May 2002

In last Novembers Chipperfield News there was a paragraph asking if anyone was interested in joining a proposed reading group. Many people replied and the first ten applicants have now formed themselves into Chipperfield Bookworms. So far we have had four meetings and as there are ten of us we find this a manageable number […]

Kings Christian Bookshop

2nd of May 2002

Opened three years ago, the Kings Christian Bookshop is situated in the foyer of Christ Church Baptist Church in The Nap, Kings Langley. In addition to books they have a large selection of greetings cards, both with and without scripture texts, priced at 55p or less. They include Dave Newboulds range, the Traidcraft range and […]

The Boot Inn

2nd of May 2002

The Boot Inn has been a pub for over 200 years and has a reputation for serving fine ales, wines and good food in its bars and restaurant. With all the attractions of a traditional country pub, you can enjoy a drink in the wood-beamed bars, eat in the restaurant or on warmer days, enjoy […]

Mammal Trouble

2nd of May 2002

Once again the long tailed tits are delighting us by building their nest close to the windows of the bungalow. Two years ago they nested in a berberis bush at the front, this year they are busy in a tightly clipped berberis just off the edge off the terrace. We get a grand stand view […]

A Request

2nd of May 2002

Now the better weather is on the way, a request -please keep the volume of your radio and TV down during the summer months and dont bring the speakers outdoors. You can be a nuisance to your neighbours who do not share your taste in music or the time you play it. An afternoon can […]

Chipperfield Mother And Toddler Group

2nd of May 2002

Why not join us at the Village Hall every Tuesday between 9.30-11.00am. We have a large selection of big toys, -ride on bikes, cars, play kitchen, slide and many more. Younger babies are well catered for with quiet corner and plenty of stimulating toys. Drop in for a chat and let your child meet some […]

Stopping Unwanted Telephone Calls

2nd of May 2002

A reader has kindly called to advise us that the telephone number for theTelephone Preference Service has been changed to 0845 070 0707. If you wish to stop unsolicited telephone calls, you should contact this new number. We apologise for inserting an obsolete number in our April issue.

Village Of The Year Competition

2nd of May 2002

After our success last year in winning one of the categories for the Village of the Year Award, the Parish Council has decided to enter the competition again this year. The competition is a little different from the days of Best Kept Village entries as the award now focuses more on the quality of village […]

Tree Planting On The Common

2nd of May 2002

An English oak tree was planted by Derek Townsend, the Mayor of Dacorum, on Saturday 16 March 2002, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. After a rainy period, the day dawned bright and dry much to everyones relief. Members of the Parish Council and the W.I. assembled for the occasion. Nine year […]