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May 2004

Have "an Evening Off"

19th of May 2004

Tired of mindless drivel on T.V.? Theatre is the key! “An Evening Off” will show you Shakespeare in a new light. For the first time MOPA Theatre Company, supported by the Arts Development Officers of Herts, Beds and Bucks, is making available its celebrated school work for all members of the community, irrespective of age […]

Do You Know Your "pct" From Your "pals" Or "ppi"?

19th of May 2004

I had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to your beautiful village recently and I realised how much I didn’t know about such gems as Chipperfield. I will be back to increase my knowledge! It occurred to me that perhaps Chipperfield might also like to learn about a new service provided by the NHS. Dacorum Primary Care […]

Planning Matters

2nd of May 2004

Spring and summer are the most popular times to begin building projects, put up fences and walls and prune or fell trees. However small you think your project is, do remember that in almost all cases planning permission from Dacorum Borough Council will be required. Most people are aware that building work requires permission but […]

Search For Good Samaritans

2nd of May 2004

On Sunday 8 February, Theresa Dragon was badly hurt when she was thrown from her horse in Green Lane, Bovingdon. Three young men who were driving past came to the rescue, summoning the police and wrapping Theresa in their car rug until an ambulance arrived. Thanks to their prompt action and following a spell in […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of May 2004

New Timetable for Summer 2004 Mon 4.30-5.15pm 5.15-6.00pm 6.00-6.45pm Ballet (Grade 2) Tap (silver) Ballet (Grade 2) Ages 7-13 Tues 2.00-2.45pm 4.00-4.30pm 4.40-5.15pm 5.15-6.00pm Baby ballet (21/2-4) Tap (ages 8-11) pre Ballet (4-6) pre Grade 1 Ballet Wed. 5.00-5.45pm 5.45-6.45pm Junior Modern/Jazz Advanced Modern/Jazz (ages 5-18) Sat. 9.00-9.45am 9.45-10.30am 10.30-11.30am 11.30am-12.15pm Ballet (Grade 1) Ballet […]

Spring Delights

2nd of May 2004

Most of the birds in the garden are busy building nests. The blackbirds always seem to have beaks full of dry grass and roots, while the blue tits and great tits are keen on the sheep’s wool. Spring is here at last. I always look forward to the first warm sunny days of spring when […]

Village People

2nd of May 2004

Following the death of BRIAN BIGNELL, Carol, Angela and Kaye would like to thank all their friends and neighbours for their kind donations of £340 for the Macmillan nurses, also for all the support shown during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Gerald and Grace, Stan and Joyce, and Pamela. All good wishes to DR […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2004

This month promises to be one of the busiest for us gardeners. We can now get down to planting bedding plants such as geraniums, buzy lizzies, petunias, salvias, antirrhinums and begonias in the garden and also in tubs, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. Always protect bedding plants from frost damage by covering with something […]

Malcolm Williams 1934 – 2004

2nd of May 2004

Malcolm Williams qualified as a doctor at the London Hospital, where he met his wife Brenda. He spent the first half of his working life in general practice in Dartford, Harlow and Cliftonville, interspersed with service overseas as a District Medical Officer in Uganda (1964-70) and in Zambia (1977-78). After ordination, Malcolm served a curacy […]

Unity Editor

2nd of May 2004

Claire Evans, who takes over from Anne Wyburd with effect from the June issue, has just moved from Watford into a house in Bovingdon with her husband Julian, who is a navigation analyst for the aviation industry. Claire works part-time as a contract manager in High Wycombe and is looking forward to getting to know […]

A Thought For May

2nd of May 2004

In the seasons of the church we have moved on from Easter, where we remembered the ultimate sacrifice made by God for mankind. In St John’s Gospel we read the words of Jesus in chapter 14, where he promises that after He is gone He will send a counsellor or advocate who will be with […]

Changes At St Paul's

2nd of May 2004

At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 28 March, Ann Waine was re-elected and John King elected as churchwardens. John was previously on the PCC for six years and for the last eight years has prepared the weekly pew sheet. He and his wife Anne have lived in Belsize, in the parish of Sarratt, for […]

Callipers Hall

2nd of May 2004

Was Henry Seymour Moss-Blundell the next owner of Callipers Hall after Robert Broughton? 1921 Mr. & Mrs. Moss-Blundell held a garden fete at Callipers Hall, to raise funds for repairs and improvements of the Church Institute (Village Hall). 1920s Annual Horticultural Society shows were held in the park at Callipers Hall,just beyond the lodge. There […]

Library Volunteer Found

2nd of May 2004

Many thanks to all those who offered help to an elderly reader in Belsize. A volunteer has been found to collect and return tapes to the library on her behalf.

Secret Nuclear Bunker

2nd of May 2004

Have you ever wondered where the government planned to take shelter in the event of a nuclear war? On Tuesday 8 June Chipperfield Evening W.I. are organising an outing to the largest, deepest nuclear bunker open to the public. Situated in Brentwood, Essex, the bunker is 100 feet underground and covers three immense floors equipped […]

Power Cable Replacement

2nd of May 2004

The fifty-year old 11,000 volt power cable supplying electricity to the west side of The Common, Dunny Lane and Windmill Hill is to be replaced. Work is likely to start at the end of May or the beginning of June and will involve the construction of an underground bored trench from the sub-station at The […]

Volunteers Required For Hedgerow Survey

2nd of May 2004

What better excuse for being outdoors in the countryside this summer than taking part in an exciting new project surveying hedgerows and the pilot for the county-wide project will take place in Chipperfield. Hedgerows are an extremely valuable feature of our countryside. Not only do they mark historical boundaries but they also provide a valuable […]

Youth Team Football Tour

2nd of May 2004

During Easter week seven keen footballers (and seven less keen adults) went to a four-day tournament at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, joining 2,000 other football mad people of all shapes and sizes. Ages ranged from eight right through to strapping teenage boys and some very scary teenage girl teams! Weather conditions were “varied” (freezing, hail, wind, […]

New High Sheriff Of Hertfordshire

2nd of May 2004

From 1 April this year the honour of holding the oldest continuous secular office under the Crown will be held for a year by a local resident, Lady (Shelagh) Nichols. The Office of High Sheriff of the county is a position which dates back over 1000 years to before the Norman Conquest and though it […]