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November 2003

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 […]

Christmas Cards

2nd of November 2003

The project to re-cycle Christmas cards has been a great success. About 1,300 cards were produced by Mary Stirling and her “cut and paste” team, plus a good selection of gift tags. To date, sales total just over £500. When costs (e.g. envelopes, printing )have been paid there will be a healthy profit to donate […]

End Of An Era

2nd of November 2003

Last month saw the closure of another local shop – Notions in Bovingdon High Street. The owner, Lynda Foster – well-known to so many local people – has decided to retire after 24 years. Lynda has been thinking of closing for some time and the arrival of her first grandson prompted her decision. There has […]

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

2nd of November 2003

The September house to house collection raised a record total of £591-36. Thank you very much to the collectors and contributors who helped make this excellent result possible. Margaret G. Newman Honorary Secretary

The End Of Chipperfield Art Group ?

2nd of November 2003

The Chipperfield Art Group has been in existence since the early 1960s and during this period has brought together not only artists, potters and people interested in crafts of all kinds, but people just generally keen on art for its own sake. It has been a friendly, easy-going association bringing a lot of pleasure to […]

County Council By-election

2nd of November 2003

On 18 September a mad three weeks of campaigning culminated in Election Day. Over 3000 people (30% of the electorate) voted to choose a new County Councillor.The result:Richard Roberts 1881 Stephen Cox 615 Jerry Coulter 624Janet Anderson, County Councillor for the past 6 years stood down through ill health and I was selected as one […]

Prizewinning Pub

2nd of November 2003

Congratulations to Dave, Dawn, her daughter Rachel and all the staff at The Windmill for winning second prize in the Pubs in Bloom Competition (S.E. Region) organised by Pubmaster. The Windmill has been a riot of colour all the summer with window boxes, tubs and bedding plants. Dawn picked the colour scheme, Rachel planted out […]

Remembrance Sunday

2nd of November 2003

Our annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial starting at 10.55am on Sunday 9 November

Start Your Own Neighbourhood Watch

2nd of November 2003

Do you live in a road with Neighbourhood Watch? If not, are you interested in starting a new “watch” in your road? Phil Anslow can give you further information. Contact him on 01442 271020

Another Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Launched

2nd of November 2003

At a recent meeting held at The Royal Oak, a group of residents of Scatterdells Lane agreed to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their area. A presentation of the need for such a scheme and the benefits was made by Phil Anslow, the police representative from Hemel Hempstead whose department provides encouragement and […]

Policing In Chipperfield

2nd of November 2003

Thanks to funding from Hertfordshire County Council, the village will be benefiting from the appointment of a police community support officer, Kim Ashworth, who started work in October. She is one of the nine uniformed support officers who will be working in the Dacorum area, providing a visible police presence. Our new PCSO introduces herself: […]