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May 2005

Why Windmill Hill? Part 2

19th of May 2005

An article on windmills by Cyril Moore states that Richard Cromack was the miller when the smock mill was advertised in 1828 and that he was still there in 1832. The following details acquired from census returns are quite informative about the fortunes of the mill:- 1851 William Rogers aged 32, who had a wife […]

London Bridges Walk

2nd of May 2005

21st May 2005Help raise kidney awareness and organ donation by walking eight of the London Bridges on Saturday 21st May 2005.The Bridges Walk starts and finishes at Potters Fields on the south side of Tower Bridge and walkers will snake across the eight bridges, including Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Blackfriars […]

A New Website For Walkers

2nd of May 2005

www.walkinginherts.co.uk gives you all the information you need to get started.Guided walks: more than twenty walks detailed every month. The website tells you how long the walk is, which group is running it, when and where it starts and a contact number in case of questions.Books of walks: Did you know that there are more […]

Not Really 'anoraks', But Close

2nd of May 2005

Residents of Chipperfield seem to be very interested in wild life and particularly in birds. I, like many I am sure look forward to Wendy’s Bathurst’s regular article in Chipperfield News. So, carrying on the theme I hope others will be interested to hear of our birdwatching outing in February. No, we are not ‘anoraks’ […]

Peggy Cashmore

2nd of May 2005

1919 – 2005Peggy was born on 19 October 1919 at Holloway, Islington. She was the youngest child of Charles and Alice Hilliard and had four older brothers. After leaving school Peggy took a secretarial course and began work as a secretary in a Fleet Street newspaper office, but by this time the 2nd World War […]

Isabelle Sinclair Nice

2nd of May 2005

1916 – 2005Isabelle was born and raised in London. She joined the League of Health and Beauty in its infancy and was to continue teaching for the next 50 years. This work took her to Canada where she was to find herself stranded and unable to leave at the outbreak of the war. Returning to […]

The Year Of The Volunteer

2nd of May 2005

People volunteer because they want to make life better for others but research has shown that volunteering has benefits for volunteers as well as the people they help. Local volunteers report that they’ve made new friends through volunteering and gained skills that have helped them in their paid work. National research also highlights other benefits […]

A Volunteer's Thoughts On Chipperfield Care

2nd of May 2005

When we moved to the village of Chipperfield many years ago, we were both commuters to work and dedicated ‘non-joiners’. Thus we met no local people other than our immediate neighbours and local shopkeepers. However, once we retired we decided to be of use to our community and became Chipperfield Care volunteers. We could have […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of May 2005

Chipperfield Care’s 17th AGM was held on 23 March in the Village Hall. About forty volunteers attended and heard reports of the work of Care in the village during the past year. Nearly 140 requests had been received from clients asking for transport to various appointments and all had been successfully carried out by volunteer […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of May 2005

BAPTIST CHURCHOur May Fair is fast approaching, and we are being kept busy with the inevitable preparations. (See advert on page 5 of this issue).Please note the date now and come to support us on the day, it’s always an enjoyable time. If anyone can provide items for the stalls or help to man the […]

Photo Competition For Young People

2nd of May 2005

The Hertordshire Building PreservationTrust, in association with Photography by Louise, Hertfod is running a competition to take a photograph of a listed building in Hertfordshire.There are four age groups: 7 and under;8 – 11; 12 – 15 and 18 – 18.The overall competition winner will receive a portrait sitting and a 10″x8″ framed photograph worth […]

Ford End Watermill

2nd of May 2005

Ivinghoe, BucksThe only working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery has been restored by members of the Pitstone and Ivinghoe Museum Society, re-creating the atmosphere of a water corn mill of the late 1800s.The mill is open to visitors on most Sundays from March to September. Admission costs œ1.20 for adults and 40p for children […]

Gardening Talk This Autumn

2nd of May 2005

Chipperfield Horticultural Society have arranged another prestigious gardening talk this year. Pippa Greenwood, of Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time fame, will be speaking at The Parish Room on Thursday 22 September. Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk begins at 8.00pm. Tickets, price œ7 (œ5 for society members) will be in great demand and […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2005

This month is probably the busiest for the gardener. As the month proceeds frosts do become less likely and it becomes safer to plant out the tender bedding plants in beds and borders. A weekly visit to the garden centre is a good idea so that tubs, containers and window boxes can be planted up. […]

Help Wanted

2nd of May 2005

Susie and Ben Candlin live in the centre of Chipperfield and are looking for a lively, friendly Mum or an older lady with experience of children to look after their two (very well-behaved!) boys, aged 9 and 8, on occasional afternoons or evenings when they are both at work.Rates negotiable. References required.If you could help […]

Village People

2nd of May 2005

Alan and Moreen Wheeler are proud to announce the birth of their grandson Samuel Lewis who was born on 9 March weighing 8 lb 8 1/2 oz. Both baby and mother Amanda are well and his sister Hannah adores him. Amanda is well known to a lot of people in the village as she worked […]

An Enjoyable Evening Of Music

2nd of May 2005

Chipperfield Choral Society’s well-supported concert on 12 March at St. Clement Danes School, Chorleywood, fully lived up to the expectations of its enthusiastic audience. They gave a powerful account of the opening work, Haydn’s short but lively Te Deum of 1800, with strong, confident entries and skilful negotiation of some florid vocal lines, although clear […]

New Village Warden

2nd of May 2005

Following interviews in March, Malcolm Durrent has been appointed as our new Village Warden and took up his duties at the end of March.Malcolm knows the village well having lived here all his life and most residents will recognise him as the man who, for many years, has kept the cricket ground in first class […]

Odd Plot Restored

2nd of May 2005

Work is in hand to improve the odd plot of land in front of the Youth Club at the entrance to the school. Technically part of the Common, this area has been neglected for years and was full of overgrown laurel bushes, surrounded by a sea of mud created by the children using it as […]

Re-cycling Glass

2nd of May 2005

Our nearest collection point for glass destined for re-cycling is at Wyvale nurseries on the Chipperfield Road. However, this autumn Dacorum Borough Council plan to introduce regular glass collection from domestic premises along with the established boxes for paper and plastic/tins.