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July 2003

The W.e.a. – A Way Of Learning

19th of July 2003

One hundred years ago Albert Mansbridge (1876-1952) founded the Workers’ Educational Association. The WEA was the result of his attempts to involve the University Extension Service with the Co-operative and Trade Union Movements to provide education for adults once their formal education had ceased. Some 132,000 students now follow classes organised by more than 600 […]

Village Hall Agm 14 May 2003

19th of July 2003

The Chairman reported that most of his time during the year had been taken up with grant application work, on which he hoped to have firm news by the end of the month. Richard Edwards then went on to welcome Graham Breen to the Committee and thanked him for standing in on behalf of Len […]

St Pauls Super Gala

2nd of July 2003

St Pauls schools first ever Gala was a roaring success and judging by the positive feedback received, an event that should become a permanent fixture on the PTA calendar. 300 people from the village and beyond attended the Gala and most of them, it has to be mentioned, were unable to resist the call of […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

2nd of July 2003

On Saturday 5 July youll be forgiven if you think youre spending the evening in Monte Carlo rather than the Village Hall. Elegant ladies in their posh frocks and handsome men in their D.Js will be mingling around the gaming tables for the tennis clubs Casino Night. All are welcome. Tickets, price £15 (which includes […]

The Sar-chip Football Tournament 2003

2nd of July 2003

The history of the Sar-Chip Cup goes back to the 1980s, when an end of season game was arranged between junior football sides representing Sarratt and Chipperfield (hence the name). Following the re-start of junior football in Sarratt in 2000, the old Sar-Chip Cup was dusted off and up for grabs again. 2000, 2001 and […]

In Your Garden

2nd of July 2003

After months of planting, feeding and tending, July and August should be the time to enjoy your garden. Of course if the weather is dry there will be watering to do, if the weeds grow they will have to come out and if the grass grows it will have to be cut. In the vegetable […]

The Future Of The Village Club

2nd of July 2003

The special meeting held on 20 May was very well supported with over 80 people present. The meeting had been called by the Trustees of the building and the Chairman opened by explaining that the club building had been given to the village by the Blackwell family in memory of their sons and other men […]

Dragons And Damsels

2nd of July 2003

The wild life pond looks a picture just now. Today (June 4th) there are 18 water lily blooms to admire, while electric blue Damselflies flutter over them and Common Darter Dragonflies dash over them chasing midges. Considering that the pond was only filled at the end of June / beginning of July last year, the […]

What Do You Want From Your Holiday ?

2nd of July 2003

Dear Friends,When I first moved to Swindon as a teacher, the whole town and the area around closed down for the holiday week in July when the railway works were shut and everyone went off to Weymouth. The way we take our holidays has changed since then. We used to shut down church events in […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of July 2003

At the committee meeting held on 5 June, Max Edney reported that membership had increased to over 420 for the year 2003. Those of you who came to our talk in the Parish Room in March will remember what a superb evening it was. Bruce Taggert from Capel Manor College gave us a wonderful insight […]

More Than A Face-lift For The Village Hall

2nd of July 2003

Major works to improve and refurbish the Village Hall are due to start in August, thanks to grants and loans recently approved. The Parish Council have made a £6,000 grant to pay for the hall to be connected to main drainage and this work is currently under way. Dacorum Borough Council have approved a grant […]

Waste Collection

2nd of July 2003

By the time you read this you should have received your wheelie bins for household waste. Uncooked fruit and vegetables and cardboard should be put in the green bin. This will be composted and Dacorum hope to be able to offer compost to residents when it has all rotted down. The grey bin is for […]

Intensive Morris

2nd of July 2003

Men with bells on from Bathampton, Chester, Nottingham, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Winchester and Worcester will be coming to Chipperfield on 11 July to make the week-end one of intensive Morris dancing. Yes, its Greensleeves Morris Mens annual week-end of dance. Friday 11 July at 9.00pm sees the opening ceremony when Greensleeves dance by the tree on […]