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Saints And Sausages Party

2nd of December 2003

On Friday 31 October St Paul’s Church ran an `alternative’ event to Halloween, our `Saints and Sausages’ party. We had not run anything like this before and therefore had no idea how many children might attend or how enjoyable it would be.We needn’t have wondered, or worried! Thirty-nine children attended the party. which was held […]

Circus World

2nd of December 2003

Wow! What a spectacular performance was given by all 165 members of The Dance Place. Ballet, tap, modern, singing, mime, drama – everything was included in this brilliant biannual show, delivered so enthusiastically from the youngest 3 year old to the more mature in age. I particularly enjoyed watching the 50 or so children from […]

Congratulations

2nd of December 2003

Congratulations to Jacky Austin, John and Eileen Foulgham’s eldest daughter, who received a Ph.D from the University of Glamorgan a few weeks ago, and in early November was awarded the MBE for services to cardiac rehabilitation.

Birth Announcement

2nd of December 2003

To Sarah (nee Clyde) and Ivan Veall a son, Thomas Matthew born on October 9, 2003. Sarah, who used to live in Scatterdells Lane, is a former pupil of St Paul’s Primary School and also of Kings Langley School. Thomas is a fourth great-grandson for Peggy Cashmore.

The Leatham Family

2nd of December 2003

Readers may recall an article in the May issue of Chipperfield News offering a house swap with the Leatham family in Australia. We are pleased to announce that Pat (who was born in Queen Street), together with his Australian wife, Therese, and their two children, Brooke and Thomas, arrived in England in October and are […]

A New Local Cattery Has Opened

2nd of December 2003

Templepan Boarding Cattery is a new purpose-built cattery only 5 minutes from Chipperfield and Sarratt, located at Chandlers Cross.Clair and Deborah Hubble are very proud of their family-run cattery and are going to make the cats stay over Christmas a special one. With the owners permission of course, we will be offering the cats home-cooked […]

Some Stress Relief For You And Your Pets!

2nd of December 2003

I suppose I’ve always had an interest in alternative therapies, as a child I used to collect minerals and semi-precious stones not realising their healing properties. When my horse was diagnosed with arthritis a few years ago his recovery was helped by a homeopathic vet and Reiki treatments. In fact all my pets wear magnotherapy […]

Au Revoir From Tony And Margaret

2nd of December 2003

Tony and Margaret Rance are on the move to pastures new in Scotland. After 40 happy years in Chipperfield, where we have made many friends, we will be taking a lifetime of memories with us. As we still have family reasonably close, we will be visiting from time to time, so maybe this should just […]

Farewell To Peter And Mary Fox

2nd of December 2003

This month Chipperfield will be saying farewell to Peter and Mary Fox. They moved from Croxley Green into The Briars in Croft Lane 18 years ago and since then have played a most active part in village life.Both have made a major contribution to St Paul’s Church, where Peter has served both as Treasurer and […]

Chipperfield Post Office And Stores

2nd of December 2003

No, it is NOT going to be closed down. However, I cannot emphasise enough that it is a case of USE IT OR LOSE IT. For all our benefit, listed below are a few transactions that you can use the Post Office for.Despite all the publicity and fear of the benefits being paid into banks, […]

Poppy Appeal 2003

2nd of December 2003

Once again, on time, the weather deteriorated just as our intrepid team of collectors set out, but undeterred they have all done splendidly (though several were disappointed in the response to their charm offensive) and I am most grateful to the new recruits for filling gaps. Congratulations to Sylvia Brewerton, Helen Harmer, Julia Huskinson and […]

The Hospice Of St. Francis

19th of November 2003

The Hospice in Berkhamsted has now gained planning permission for a new building and a piece of land has been purchased. We are taking the first steps towards re-building and I am sure that everyone will agree that this is a very exciting time as we plan for the future. We are desperately short of […]

Robert George (bob) Harpley 1927 – 2003

19th of November 2003

Bob was born on 26 July 1927 in a flat above the coach house at Little Callipers on Chipperfield Common. The family moved to a cottage next door to The Manse and Bobs mother started to attend the Baptist Church. Little did she know how involved her family would become with the church in the […]

Art For All At St. Pauls

19th of November 2003

This is a new venture organised by Pam Dawson, to be held in the Parish Room at 2.00pm on the second Wednesday in the month. A Christian based art group which will welcome absolute beginners as well as more experienced painters. There will be a suggested theme for each session with gentle tuition and encouragement […]

Aircraft Noise

2nd of November 2003

Yes – we are persecuted by aircraft noise, especially helicopters, which seem to use our house as a beacon -every flight, in any direction, seems to pass directly overhead, and needlessly low. They are frequent enough and noisy enough to constitute a real nuisance, and we agree that (like all traffic!) they have increased greatly. […]

Letters To The Editor

2nd of November 2003

LOCAL FAMILYI am related to the Jordan family who lived in Chipperfield and the area during the 1800s and 1900s. My great,great,great grandfather, James Jordan, at one time lived in Yew Tree Cottage (now Yew Trees). Because of my interest in Chipperfield and my family connection, I should like to hear from anyone related to […]

The Chipperfield Archive

2nd of November 2003

For some years Terry Simmonds has been putting together a collection of artifacts and ephemera which reflect the history of our village. Ephemera is described as anything which lasts for only a short time, usually printed or handwritten items which are thrown away. Such items are important to historians, particularly those studying local history. The […]

Fruitful Times

2nd of November 2003

Hopefully, by the time you read this, much-needed rain will have fallen. Amazingly it seems to be a bumper year for fruit, the hedgerows were full of blackberries, wonderful jam this year, and all our apple trees are laden. Why are the apples so juicy when the trees look so dry? Having already picked and […]

Breakfasts For Men

2nd of November 2003

Twice a year St. Pauls Church organise Breakfasts For Men at Shendish Manor, Apsley. The next one will be held on Saturday 15 November and the topic to be discussed is A Christian Look at the Muslim World. The speaker, Christopher Catherwood, M.A., M.Lit., is from the University of Cambridge and Richmond University, Virginia. He […]

Your Garden In November

2nd of November 2003

The wonderful summer has passed into a magnificent autumn with some magnificent autumn colour and well into October the ground is very dry indeed. Mother Nature will no doubt sort this out for us but we will need to water hanging baskets, tubs and containers until the frosty weather arrives. Lawns should be scarified and […]