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March 2004

Parish Council News

2nd of March 2004

Following the death of John Nichols, a vacancy exists on the Parish Council. If ten or more residents ask Dacorum Borough Council an election will have to be held. Should an election not be called, the Parish Council may co-opt a member to serve. (See the Parish Council notice boards for details). If you would […]

John Prestwich Online And On Air

2nd of March 2004

Last October was the 75th anniversary of the invention of the iron lung. John Prestwich, a Chipperfield resident for 32 years, was approached by the producers of BBC World Service and BBC News Online and subsequently interviewed by both. Happily for them (but not for John), at the time of the interviews he was in […]

Not Quite A Daddy Long Legs

2nd of March 2004

I have been hoping to attract some different birds to the bird table this year, but I’m not sure that our latest visitor is all that welcome.As I enjoy my elevenses, I am constantly glancing out of the windows to the bird table, watching the great tits and the nut hatches come and go, and […]

Ginger

2nd of March 2004

Ginger the cat who lives in Croft Lane and whose day job is keeping an eye on customers visiting The Garden Centre, suffers from a serious allergy to chicken. Should you be tempted to feed him, please do not give him anything with chicken in it as it makes him very ill.

Village People

2nd of March 2004

Belated congratulations to milkman ALAN HARBER and his wife CHRISTINE on the arrival of their third grandchild, CALLUM ROY, born on 17 December 2003. Welcome to new village residents CHRIS PIGDEN and IRIS XANTHOUDAKIS now happily settled in at Brambles, The Common. Congratulations and all good wishes to TONY and MARY LOVEBAND who have recently […]

Marion Holland 1909 – 2004

2nd of March 2004

Marion Arden Holland, who died on 21 January 2004, had lived in Chipperfield for most of her life. She was born at Chapelfields Farm, Olton, Warwickshire on 27 June 1909 to Edith and James Powell. She was educated at a convent school in Olton and later at a girls school in Brighton. When the family […]

John Nichols 1925 – 2004

2nd of March 2004

John Derek Francklyn Nichols was born in 1925 and educated in Watford and at Haileybury College. After a short spell at Caius College, Cambridge he joined the Royal Engineers and served in India and Japan. On his return he met Mimi and they married in 1950. The family moved to Chipperfield in 1952.John qualified as […]

Your Garden In March

2nd of March 2004

with Terry SimmondsSpring is just about here and the clocks will be changing soon to give us much more time to get gardening. The grass is already growing and will need regular cutting but at this stage it should not be cut too short. There is a lot of moss about again this year and […]

Memories Of William

2nd of March 2004

“Thank goodness for that” I thought as, after a two-hour wait, I finally boarded the train at Euston Station for the journey home. It had been an exhausting day at work and I hardly had time to notice the change in the weather which, without warning, had changed from one of those grey and gloomy […]

Guards ! Guards !

2nd of March 2004

“The only thing you good people are good at is overthrowing bad people… one day its ringing the bells and celebrating the overthrow of the tyrant. Next its everyone sitting around complaining the no-ones taking out the trash. Because the bad people know how to plan … good people just dont seem to have the […]

Work In The Woods

2nd of March 2004

Last month (February) saw the contractors in the woods, working in compartments 5 and 6, behind the cricket pavilion. A number of old and diseased trees close to the main footpaths and pavilion have been removed, younger trees have been thinned to favour native broadleaved species and quantities of holly, sycamore and brambles have been […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Spring Show

2nd of March 2004

Saturday 3rd April 2004After the wonderful shows we had last year, this years Spring Show is around the corner.There are many classes for daffodils; trumpet, large and small cupped, double and miniatures. Pictures showing the difference are to be found in this years Handbook and Show Schedule on page 9. There are classes for bowls […]

A Make-over For Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of March 2004

Last year was a great success for the pupils of the Chipperfield dancing school. £1,000 was raised for cancer research from the profits of the schools production of Cinderella which was held at Watford Boys Grammar School. The examination results were also very good, with everybody passing with high grades.This year the school is having […]

Our New Policeman

2nd of March 2004

Following the transfer of Michelle Buttleman to Hemel Hempstead, P.C. Bob Heley was appointed as our local community policeman in January and will be working in Chipperfield, Bovingdon and Flaunden. Previously Bob worked for the Rural Car service covering all the villages in this part of Hertfordshire. He is looking forward to working in the […]

Chipperfield Playgroup

2nd of March 2004

Chipperfield Playgroup is held in the Youth Club in Chipperfield and has been running for more than 30 years. We have close links with the neighbouring St. Pauls School, especially the Nursery. At present we are open on three mornings each week from 9.00am to 12 noon and are Ofsted registered to take children from […]

Proposed Horse Track/footway

2nd of March 2004

The support for the proposed track running alongside Langley Road has been amazing! In the three months The Jasmine Safety Track Trust has been in consultation with Herts. County Council Highways Department and Chipperfield Parish Council they have raised £6,000 out of the total of £10,000 needed for this project. This includes a grant from […]