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An Amazing Show!

2nd of October 2003

The Chipperfield Horticultural Societys Autumn Show was truly fantastic! The Village Hall was a picture, full to overflowing with the most wonderful exhibits. After our hot dry summer, we did wonder what the entries would be like, but this show was the best we have had for many years and congratulations should go to all […]

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 […]

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 […]