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March 2005

Ok Chipperpudlians, Now Hear This

28th of March 2005

Since I fooled with my Sunday afternoon contributions to this site back in June of last year, and finding it pleasurable, I got to thinking I would accept the challenge of a brand new way of expressing myself. It’s called “blogging”, and it’s only available on the Internet. A new way of organizing one’s thoughts, […]

Marjorie Smith (carpenter) 1916 – 2005

19th of March 2005

Marjorie Smith, known to all as Babs, was born in 1916 at The Dell, Dunny Lane, Chipperfield, one of six children, sister to Eileen, Doris and Nellie, also Robert and Steven. All attended the local village school. On leaving Babs worked for many years at the Ovaltine factory in Kings Langley making ammunition for the […]

St Paul's & Holy Cross

19th of March 2005

Rev James Stevens We are looking forward to the arrival of Jim Stevens as the new Rector of the Benefice of Sarratt & Chipperfield, made up of the Parishes of St Paul’s, Chipperfield, & Holy Cross, Sarratt. His Institution will be on Saturday 12 March and will be in two parts, the first at Holy […]

Things That Scream In The Night

15th of March 2005

January and early February are the months when foxes pair up and mate and this can make for some jolly noisy nights. Surely there is no more blood-curdling sound than a vixen calling for a mate? This is then answered by a high pitched bark of a male. A full moon will encourage late night […]

March In Your Garden

2nd of March 2005

Traditionally this is the windy month. March winds can do some damage but they are useful in drying out the ground so that it is ready for the spring planting. Broad beans can certainly be sown now and so too can Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, leeks, onions, parsnips, peas and radishes. Onion sets and shallots […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Spring Show – 2 April

2nd of March 2005

Our Spring show has several classes for Daffodils and other flowers/plants from Tulips to Heathers and Cacti. There really is a suitable class for your favourite pot plant, so come and enter and win a prize. Vegetables have their own classes, from Rhubarb to Cabbages! Two classes for Floral Art and six for Domestic. Have […]

Volunteers Wanted

2nd of March 2005

A chance to do some work in the woods on Chipperfield CommonAnna Cohen, Projects Officer for the Countryside Management Service, is organising a working party to remove the silver birch seedlings from the “heather patch” in the middle of the woods. If you would like to help on Wednesday 23 March between 10.00am and 3.30pm […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of March 2005

Why Windmill Hill?On the back page of Miss Liddle’s book, ‘Notes on Old Chipperfield’, there is an advertisement for the sale of a four storey, stock mill, situated on a desirable plot of about one acre. It is described as having been erected within recent years at considerable expense, being in good repair, having two […]

Baptist Church History

2nd of March 2005

Our church building was erected in 1837 although there was a Baptist witness in the village as far back as the 1600’s when services were held in various barns and people’s homes. A schoolroom and vestry were opened in 1847. The church was enlarged and a gallery built in 1858 with an ornamental balustrade and […]

If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

2nd of March 2005

At the time of writing this, winter is still around. When you read it, spring may have arrived. In the country the seasons are more tangible than in the town. Spring means so much & you can’t miss it with the fresh green curtain on the trees & hedges, with daffodils in their startling colours […]

Baptist Church

2nd of March 2005

For several weeks we were very busy preparing for our Christmas Tree Festival, the visit by the Chiltern West Gallery Quire, and welcoming all our visitors. After all this came the BIG clear up – and we are back to some normality! Thank you to everyone who supported us during the festival. Mothering Sunday falls […]

Pinocchio – Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of March 2005

An enjoyable evening is usually assured at Chipperfield Theatre Group’s annual pantomime and this year’s offering Pinocchio was no exception. A relatively faithful interpretation; we sang, cheered, booed and hissed our way through the piece as our hero made the often difficult transition from puppet surrogate to Gepatto’s fully fledged son. And there was not […]

Chipperfield News Agm

2nd of March 2005

The annual general meeting of Chipperfield News was held on 7 December 2004, to which the Chairman welcomed all concerned. The editors reported a good year, but they still would appreciate further contributions of interesting news from local organisations and individuals with a story to tell.The Committee extended their sympathy to Julian Evans, on the […]

Village People

2nd of March 2005

On Saturday 29 January, Emma and Richard Fallon became the proud parents of Johnny, a brother for Beatrice and a cousin for Imogen and Gabrielle, Roisin and Maia. Emma is the daughter of Ann Waine and the late John Phillips.Terry and Sandra Wicks of Scatterdells Lane are thrilled to announce the engagement of their only […]

Chiropractic – Easy Does It

2nd of March 2005

Backache, shoulder tension, general aches and pains? Most people understand that chiropractic can be beneficial for these sorts of conditions but what you may not realise is that chiropractic has been found helpful for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome; painful periods; headache and many more. This is because chiropractic treatment is designed to correct the […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of March 2005

Dancing classes for all ages – no previous dance experience necessary, just a desire to work hard and enjoy dance as a source of exercise, relaxation, fun and enjoyment. Examinations in ballet, tap and modern jazz. This year the pupils are to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Boxmoor Playhouse in Hemel Hempstead. Funds raised from […]

New Owners Of Stanley's Stores

2nd of March 2005

Sarah and Neill Cronin-Stanley, the new owners of Stanley’s Stores, are both local people. Sarah was born in Rickmansworth and has lived in the village for 9 years. Neill’s family moved to Watford when he was two years old and he has lived in Chipperfield for 4 years. They married in 2003.Both have travelled widely. […]

High Sheriff's Justice Service St Albans Cathedral

2nd of March 2005

Tradition, accumulated over many hundreds of years, was much in evidence at the magnificent service in the Abbey on 21 November 2004, at which the institutions of the administration of justice, especially in the County, are reflected upon and prayed for. This was an occasion of special significance for the village in that the present […]

Youth Club Leader Retires

2nd of March 2005

Due to work and family commitments, Lucy Wheeler has decided to retire from running the Youth Club on Friday evenings. All the Youth Club committee members would like to thank Lucy for her hard work and dedication over the last 6 years and we are sure that all the children and their parents who have […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of March 2005

Chipperfield Care is a group of volunteers who provide help when other avenues of help are unavailable or unreliable. Our assistance usually takes the form of driving (eg to the surgery or to hospital), shopping or visiting. Come and join us for a glass of wine and nibbles and hear more about our activities at […]