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October 2002

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! […]

New Bishop Of Bedford

2nd of October 2002

John Richardsons successor is to be The Venerable Richard Inwood, since 1995 Archdeacon of Halifax, West Yorkshire. He is 56, married with three grown-up daughters and was ordained 28 years ago, serving in Sheffield, London, Bath and Yeovil. Before ordination he spent a year teaching in north-west Uganda and worked as a research and development […]

Mrs Eleanor Snow

2nd of October 2002

(SNOWY) 1904-2002Sadly, Mum passed away in Arden House on Thursday 29 August. The family were evacuated to Little Callipers from London in 1939. Mum fell in love with Chipperfield and consequently spent the rest of her life here, living in Nunfield for the last 45 years.I should like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. […]

Kew Gardens Select Local Garden Company

2nd of October 2002

The Garden Company, based at Wyevale Garden Centre in Chipperfield has completed a project for The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew when it was commissioned to construct 4 new show gardens entitled ‘Ideas Gardens as part of the Colour Sensations Exhibition. James Scott of The Garden Company said “Kew were absolutely delighted with the results […]

Jasmine Safety Track Trust

2nd of October 2002

The Trust was founded in 1994 when a much loved pony was killed on the Bucks Hill Road and is dedicated to buying or renting tracks of land for safe off-road riding. The tracks are funded by local businesses, borough councils, livery stables and individual riders and all funds raised go directly towards the purchase, […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of October 2002

Looking Back to 1909Copies of St Pauls Church magazines have been deposited over many years with the County Records Office at Hertford. My son Andrew recently referred to a batch from 1909-14, which Lieut-Colonel “Bob” Morkill sent there when he was churchwarden. They make interesting reading and the following notes about 1909 are based on […]

Adopt A Footpath

2nd of October 2002

A resident has kindly volunteered to pick litter from the footpath behind the hedge in Kings Lane and has suggested a scheme for residents to “adopt a footpath” to help keep the village tidy. All volunteers will be supplied with a litter-picker (no need to bend!) and will be insured while collecting litter. Please contact […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of October 2002

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our collectors did not visit a small number of members to collect their 2002 subscription. This oversight is very much regretted and we apologise to those affected. However, we now have a new membership secretary (Max Edney) who is in the process of ensuring that all members receive a visit in […]

James Alexander Collins

2nd of October 2002

St. Paul’s Church was full on Sunday 1st September for the Christening of James Alexander Collins (first grandchild of Richard and Jackie Nice of Commonwood, son of their daughter Samantha and her husband Andrew). It was an extra special celebration, as James was born very prematurely on August 24th 2001 weighing just 1lb 12oz – […]

Village Of The Year Success

2nd of October 2002

Chipperfield has done it again! At a prize ceremony at County Hall on September 5, it was announced that we had won an award in the Hertfordshire Village of the Year Competition 2002, this time in the ‘Business category. The prize for our success is a commemorative plaque, a cheque for £50 and a framed […]