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September 2003

Red Cross Open Gardens

2nd of September 2003

Four gardens were open to the public this year – Burford House, Mahogany Hall, Doggetts and Lamington House – in aid of the Red Cross. 860 people and a good number of children attended during the 3 hours of opening and the record amount of £4,600 was raised for the funds. Our thanks to all […]

Village Of The Year Result

2nd of September 2003

Twenty one villages in the county entered the competition this year, competing for awards in 4 categories: the environment, business, young people and older people. The judges visited us on 12 June to hear a presentation from our team. Sally Thompson spoke about provision for younger children in the village and Richard Edwards outlined the […]

Can You Help?

2nd of September 2003

When one looks around the crowded south-east of England, living in a small village like Chipperfield has many attractions. There are times, however, when an inability to get out and about can make life difficult, particularly for the elderly. The commendation of Chipperfield for our services for the elderly in the recent Best Village award […]

The Village Club

2nd of September 2003

At the end of July, your editors were shown round the empty premises of the Village Club. Although the public rooms are in a poor state, the good news is that a working party has been set up to plan and execute improvements to the premises and many of the comments made at the special […]

Chipperfield Golf Day Friday 17 October

2nd of September 2003

The first Chipperfield Golf Day is to be held at West Herts Golf Club on Friday 17 October. This promises to be a great event for local golfers with the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.The day starts from 11.30am when coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided, followed by 18 holes […]

Hertfordshire Open Studios

2nd of September 2003

This month, local artists will be participating the Hertfordshire Open Studios 2003.Graham Boyd of Blackapple, 54 Scatterdells Lane, will be exhibiting a range of large to small acrylics featuring spatial shifts, touch and colour on 19-21 and 26-28 September, 2-6pm, or by appointment (tel: 01923 264599).Dick Onions of Woodside, Commonwood (down drive next to Cart […]

Unity Editor

2nd of September 2003

I have been editing the church pages in Chipperfield News for over seven years and though I have enjoyed the work and the close involvement with everything going on in our churches, it is time for someone else to enliven these pages and give them a new look. I would like to hand over to […]

Grass Cutting On The Croft Estate

2nd of September 2003

As residents will know, grass cutting on the Croft Estate this year has been a fiasco. Arrangements have always been difficult as both Dacorum Borough Council and Herts County Council are each responsible for different areas of grass.All contracts were due for renewal this year and Dacorum got themselves organised, issued new contracts and began […]

Albert George Putman

2nd of September 2003

A popular man much loved by all his family, Albert George (Jim) Putman died on 20 July 2003, exactly 62 years and 1 day after marrying his wife, Mary, at St. Paul’s Church, Chipperfield.Jim was born in Flaunden in 1914, the eighth of 12 children and following the early death of his mother, was brought […]

New Water Tap In The Churchyard

2nd of September 2003

Thanks to a bequest from the late Con Packford, St. Paul’s Church has been able to install an additional water tap in the churchyard for use by those attending to the graves at the far end of the churchyard.The tap is mounted on the inside of the wall opposite the Village Club, is protected by […]

Stanley Farrow

2nd of September 2003

Stanley moved to Chipperfield in 1976. Born in London, he qualified as a chartered surveyor and joined the construction company established by his father, Howard Farrow Ltd. In due course he became Managing Director and Chairman. He was a well-known figure in the building industry, serving on many industry boards. He was a director of […]