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June 2004

Reminiscences Of Old Chipperfield

30th of June 2004

I grew up in Chipperfield, first in a little caravan on Farmer Jones’s field at the other end of the Common, past the big ancient chestnut tree. The year was 1943. My Dad sitting bent over the radio trying to catch up with the latest observations of Lord Haw Haw, who he believed retailed more [...]

Chipperfield Afternoon W.i.

19th of June 2004

Thanks to the generous support at our recent coffee morning, a total of £285 was raised in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. Thanks to Annette Jackson, the beautiful surroundings of Bucks Hill Farm were put at our disposal, and coupled with the warm sunny day, made it just about perfect. We are most [...]

Your Garden In June

2nd of June 2004

As the flowers of the rhododendrons and azaleas fade, roses begin to look their best in June. Potentillas and irises, clematis, dianthus and brooms should also flower this month, together with a blaze of colour from the summer bedding plants which can now be planted with relative safety. It’s time to plant up the rest [...]

Spring Greens

2nd of June 2004

Five little lambs are now skipping around the garden. Beth, in spite of her enormous size and a lot of puffing, could only manage one although it is the biggest of the lot. Only hours after birth and they are bouncing about. A favourite game is to use mum’s back as a trampoline while she [...]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of June 2004

A Further Link With Callipers Hall. Part 4.By yet another of those strange coincidences that seem to crop up more and more frequently, I recently came across some further information about Callipers Hall. When I attended the March meeting of Hemel Hempstead History Society, a fellow member asked me whether I had ever heard of [...]

New Youth Worker

2nd of June 2004

We are delighted to welcome our new Youth Worker, Jenny Newman, who started work in the parish on 26 April. Jenny will be working with St Paul’s Church, Chipperfield, and Holy Cross, Sarratt. She will also be spending one day a week at St Andrew’s Church in Chorleywood. Already she has spent time with Lyndon [...]

Peter And Anne's Retirement Special

2nd of June 2004

First I must heartily congratulate Colin Plummer and Derek King for the brilliant idea of organising a holiday trip to France for members of St Paul’s and Holy Cross as a way of sharing the occasion of Peter and Anne’s retirement. What a meticulously planned and hassle-free journey it turned out to be.On Monday April [...]

Remembering Malcolm Williams

2nd of June 2004

Many people in Chipperfield and Sarratt were disappointed that they were unable to attend the Reverend Malcolm Williams’ funeral, which was held near Margate in Kent. With this in mind, his widow, Brenda, has accepted our invitation to be present at our 10am Holy Communion service on Rose Sunday, 20 June, which will have a [...]

Unity Editor

2nd of June 2004

It was not without a small amount of trepidation that I approached my first issue of the Unity pages. I would like to thank Anne Wyburd for all the help and direction that she has given me in the change over period. I am sure that many of you would also like to thank Anne [...]

What Is The Church?

2nd of June 2004

The churches of St Paul’s in Chipperfield & Holy Cross in Sarratt are without a minister at the moment. Until Easter Peter Hart covered both parishes that will later be combined to make one benefice, the Benefice of Sarratt & Chipperfield. Half of him was the Vicar of St Paul’s; the other half the Rector [...]

Horticultural Society

2nd of June 2004

On Friday 30 April, 72 people heard Bruce Taggart deliver a talk with slides on ‘Hertfordshire Garden Wildlife including Birds’. Bruce completely captivated his audience with his knowledge and enthusiasm. There were several interesting and varied questions, including how many years of training it takes to become a qualified bird ringer! So many people enjoyed [...]

Scope Collection

2nd of June 2004

The house-to-house collection for the charity, Scope, raised £62.10.This money will go to the support and help of children with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.Thank you for your generosity.Elizabeth Percy

On With The Show Branches Out

2nd of June 2004

So now Chipperfield children can blossom! The new Chipperfield Village Hall is a wonderful place. Refurbished, and newly modernised, it’s just waiting for exciting things to happen! From September 2004, one local group will be using it every Monday from 3.45-5.15pm to make children’s dreams come true. On With The Show Productions is a drama [...]

Village People

2nd of June 2004

Congratulations to REBECCA, daughter of MARK and GAY JARRAD, who married TONY WADLEY at St Paul’s church on Saturday 1 May. We wish Rebecca and Tony every happiness in their future life together. At the end of April, residents may have seen a television crew who spent all day filming on The Common. The stars [...]

Cricket Club News

2nd of June 2004

Another season is upon us and a new challenge faces the club – to attempt to reverse the downward trend which saw us relegated last year. Mick Garrini has taken over as captain of the 1st eleven and, with the help of some old stalwarts and an infusion of fresh blood from Australia, hopes for [...]

Chipperfield Corinthians

2nd of June 2004

Football season 2003/04 was the first season for Chipperfield Corinthians under new chairman Stephen Hall. One of his first jobs was to appoint a new manager. Greg Pegg started the season but had to step down in October. AndyStratford stepped up from assistant manager and with his leadership we have had a good season finishing [...]

Farewell To Peter And Anne Hart

2nd of June 2004

On Sunday 18 April the congregation and parishioners of Chipperfield were invited to Peter & Anne’s farewell service and presentation at St Paul’s Church. Peter had been our vicar (shared with Sarratt) since 2001. The church was full and Peter & Anne had chosen the format and all of the hymns, many of which had [...]

John Dickinsons

2nd of June 2004

1804 – 2004 The Dacorum Heritage Trust presents a special exhibition to celebrate 200 years of John Dickinsons. The exhibition will be open from 10.00am – 4.00pm on the following Fridays and Saturdays:25-26 June, 30-31 July, 27-28 August and 24-25 September. Also on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August.The exhibition will be held at Frogmore Mill, [...]

The Youth Club

2nd of June 2004

The Youth Club is held every Friday evening in term time. The Junior Club is for children aged 8-11 years and is from 6.30-8.00pm. The children pay £2 subs each week and they can enjoy music, pool, Playstation and X-Box games, darts, table tennis, board games and a football table. There is a tuck shop [...]

St Paul's School Pta

2nd of June 2004

St Paul’s School would like to thank everyone from the village and surrounding area for their massive support in raising the funds for the schools’ fantastic new computer suite. The children of the school are now all enjoying it and putting it to full use.As a thank-you, the PTA would like to invite everyone to [...]