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Robert Skeet

2nd of December 2004

Congratulations to Robert Skeet of Longfield, Langley Road, who was 100 years of age on 29 November.

Rnli Collection

2nd of December 2004

I am responsible for emptying the RNLI collecting boxes at the Royal Oak. The total when I emptied them on 21 October was £38.97.Peter Bone has been an enthusiastic supporter of the lifeboats over very many years. I would like to thank him and his regulars at the pub for their generous donations. It is […]

Christmas Shop

2nd of December 2004

Printstop are delighted to invite you to their newly opened Christmas Shop with lots of decorations, cards and gift items to choose from to get you in the mood for Christmas. Please come and have a browse. Helen/Jill, The Studio, Croft House, Langley Road, Chipperfield. Tel: 01923 290041.

Pinocchio Comes To Chipperfield

2nd of December 2004

In January 2005, Chipperfield Theatre Group will be performing a production of the much loved story of Pinocchio written by John Morley. This musical play will delight children and adults alike.Watch out for the rescue of Gepetto from the Whale, the famous nose growing episode and the four baddies, all out to lure Pinocchio into […]

Unusual People Wanted!

2nd of December 2004

It’s unusual to invite a stranger from another country to your home for a day or a weekend, or to share your Christmas festivities with, say, a Chinese person who may not know what Christmas is. It’s not usual to answer lots of questions about British customs, while showing a guest around your locality, nor […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

2nd of December 2004

What a wonderful week-end. The 1st Chipperfield Brownies enjoyed a fun packed Pack Holiday at Lees Wood, Chandlers Cross from 29-31 October. The theme of the week-end was Winnie the Pooh and the girls had great fun joining in with helping to cook the meals, washing up and cleaning the Pack Holiday home. The activities […]

Hospice Of St. Francis

19th of November 2004

The exclusively designed 2005 calendar of local scenes is now available, price £2.75. All proceeds will be shared between The Hospice of St. Francis, the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, Michael Sobell House, Grove House, South Bucks Hospice and Florence Nightingale Hospice. Calendars may be collected from the hospice office at 20 Kings Road, Berkhamsted. […]

Footpath News

2nd of November 2004

Two footpath projects in the village are now complete, thanks to this year’s grant received from the Parish Paths Partnership. All official (numbered) footpaths through the woodland on Chipperfield Common now have new signposts. Last month, Parish Councillors Brenda Berners-Price and Mark Jarrad assisted Clayton Ray, DBC’s Rights of Way Officer, checking the paths and […]

Action For Growth In The Rural Economy

2nd of November 2004

The AGRE partnership is offering free one-to-one computer tuition and guidance to any rural business in Hertfordshire. Tuition of up to four hours is given at the place of work and is aimed at helping businesses in rural areas with less than 150 employees make better use of the computer in running the business. This […]

Your Garden In November

2nd of November 2004

This is the time of the year when many plants lose their leaves and shut down for the winter. The sap in evergreen plants also stops flowing unless winds dry their leaves out. As plants become dormant it is the best time to transplant them, so this is a good time to start planting raspberries […]

More Visitors For Tea

2nd of November 2004

By the time you read this the clocks will have changed and it will be too dark for us to have our tea in the Wendy House, down by the wildlife pond. Although its been a funny old summer, with some days too hot, and some too wet to go down there, we have made […]

Lifeboats

2nd of November 2004

The house-to-house collection in September raised a total of £655.51p. Very many thanks to all the collectors and contributors who helped to make this record result possible.Margaret G. Newman,Hon. Secretary

Chipperfield Art Group

2nd of November 2004

Since the Chipperfield Art Group ceased to function, the remaining funds have been held in case any interested people wished to revive it. Over a year has now passed, so we have disposed of those funds by donations to the Hospice of St Francis and the Peace Hospice. Rita Musk has the letters of thanks […]

November

2nd of November 2004

Whoever said November was a ‘No’ time?It is a chance to pause and plan and hope,When bulbs and puddings wait their call to stir.To every season is its own variant name;No one should try to make them all the same.We dance to nature’s rhythm,Or else we lose the beat.We turn on nature’s wheel,Or else we’re […]

Baptist Church

2nd of November 2004

Our traditional Harvest Thanksgiving service was a joyful occasion and we were able to distribute parcels of produce to folk in the village afterwards. Looking forward now to December (see diary), we are to have what has become an annual visit of The Chiltern West Gallery Quire. We shall be pleased to see any of […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of November 2004

Sunday 31 Oct at 6.30p.m. Andrew Williamson’s visit re Tigers Club Project. There is the Taize Service on Sunday 7 November at 6.30pm in St Paul’s Church by candle-light. An opportunity to reflect and to remember loved ones who have died. Rememberance Day Service on 14 Nov at 10.55amChildren’s Groups. Sunday Special: 10am every Sunday […]

Street Names – Croft Lane

2nd of November 2004

Long standing residents of Chipperfield will recall that Croft Lane used to be called Pest House Lane. More recent residents may wish to know more. I am only able to throw light on this by quoting from Miss Liddle’s book, Notes On Old Chipperfield, which is no longer in print: “Close to Chapel Croft in […]

Village People

2nd of November 2004

Philip Parnell, formerly of Chipperfield Road, Kings Langley and Claire Befroy were married on 25 September. The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Stocks Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Aldbury. The couple, who met in Kathmandu, spent their honeymoon in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.Philip, who attended both Chipperfield and Kings Langley JMI schools […]

Baths Wanted !

2nd of November 2004

Old baths are needed for use on the allotments, so if you are having your bathroom re-fitted and wish to dispose of your old bath please contact 01923 267483 and I shall arrange for it to be collected and given a new (open air) home. The taps are not required and can be removed.Liz HollidayChairman, […]

Allotments

2nd of November 2004

All plots have now been let and for the first time in years there is now a waiting list. Plots do become vacant from time to time during the year, so it is worth adding your name to the list if you are interested in renting a full or half plot in the future.