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March 2003

Review Dick Whittington

19th of March 2003

presented by Chippefield Theatre Group on 15,16 and 17 January 2003 Wow. Where do I start? From the opening bars of the first song and dance number, this production had everything and the audience knew it – their raucous participation more akin to the Hackney Empire than Chipperfield Village Hall and very welcome it was […]

Dr. Robert George Douglas Newill 1921 – 2002

2nd of March 2003

Dr. Robert Newill, who will be remembered by many residents from the time when he practiced at the Bovingdon surgery, died on Remembrance Sunday last year. When he returned from service with the Royal Armoured Corps during World War 2, he trained to be a doctor at St. Bartholomews Hospital in London. After several years […]

James Albert Simmonds 1909 – 2003

2nd of March 2003

Jim Simmonds passed peacefully away on 16 January. He had a tumble on Christmas Day and was taken to Hemel Hospital where he remained until his death. It was the first time he had ever been to hospital. He was born in Chipperfield just two years after his father, Herbert, established his famous nursery garden […]

March In The Garden

2nd of March 2003

The calendar says that Spring starts this month! Winter this year has been a traditional one with snow and hard frosts and it is likely that there is still much to be done as a result. March is one of the best months for planting trees, shrubs, roses and fruit trees. Bare-root nursery stock, such […]

Be Aware Of Your Dog

2nd of March 2003

We often read in the national press about dog attacks on people and how when children are involved this can lead to very serious injury and even death. The dog owners are usually shocked, as they never suspect their dog was capable of such an act. There have recently been incidents involving dogs on The […]

Great British Weather

2nd of March 2003

British weather is never boring. At the beginning of the week I was working in shirt sleeves in bright spring-like sun and by Friday it was long johns and snowballs!! A little bit of snow and Britain seems to grind, or should that be slide to a halt; cars at a standstill, trains cancelled, schools […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of March 2003

Looking back to 1932 – Buffalo Sunday An article in the September 1932 issue of St Pauls Church Magazine made me take another look at the photograph on page 123 of our millennium book, ‘Chipperfield Within Living Memory. It is a fascinating picture taken at the war memorial and in the original it is easy […]

Lift High The Cross

2nd of March 2003

As we have mentioned in recent issues of Chipperfield News, there will be a presentation of the events of Holy Week by the choirs, musicians and a drama group from Holy Cross, Sarratt Baptist and St Pauls churches. It will be held in St Pauls on Palm Sunday 13 April at 6.30 p.m. and on […]

War Memorial

2nd of March 2003

The monumental masons have just confirmed that the replacement cross for the war memorial has been carved and is now ready to install. Subject to weather conditions they hope to be able to replace the cross and carry out repairs to the memorial during March.

Football In The Family

2nd of March 2003

Both my son, Peter (ex Chipperfield F.C. in Lew Channers reign) and grandson, James are Watford F.C. season ticket holders. James, 11, played last season for Wheathampstead Sharks, who reached and won the Mid Herts Minors League, beating the Welwyn Royals. James was voted ‘man of the match. He was spotted by a Watford F.C. […]

Books On Wheels

2nd of March 2003

Hertfordshire County Councils Mobile Library (based at Kings Langley Library) makes six stops in the village, calling regularly once every two weeks. There is a good selection of fiction, nonfiction, books in large print, videos and childrens books on board as well as local information. Particular titles can be requested and reserved and the staff […]

Information For Ill And Disabled People

2nd of March 2003

The Hertfordshire Money Advice Unit has produced a series of free leaflets giving information about some of the benefits payable to people who are ill or disabled, or their carers. If you would like a copy of any or all of these leaflets (details below) write to Herts. County Council, Money Advice Unit, Room 340, […]

Creative Cuisine

2nd of March 2003

As a professional chef, I enjoy preparing, cooking and eating good quality food. I know how difficult it is with our busy lives to spend the time we would like, to create that extra special Dinner Party. I run a personal and professional Catering business based in Kings Langley, and I would like to share […]

Goldfish Threat To Apostles Pond

2nd of March 2003

If you have a goldfish which has outgrown its bowl, or Koi too big for your garden pond, please do not release them into the ponds on The Common. Unwanted goldfish and Koi carp ‘dumped in the Apostles Pond last year have almost killed off the native population of Crucian carp who live there. Keith […]

May Gala

2nd of March 2003

St Pauls School P.T.A. and The Chipperfield Theatre Group are holding a Gala Evening on Saturday 17 May 2003.The event is primarily to raise money for the school but we hope it will also be an opportunity for everyone to get together.I am a relative newcomer to the village but I feel very proud and […]