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March 2006

Early History Of St. Paul's Church

19th of March 2006

The architect of St. Paul’s Church was Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877). He was articled to Pugin and designed 35 churches, including Tring and Bovingdon Church, where there is a stained glass window dedicated to his memory by his sister. The cost of building the church was just under £1,500 which was raised by public subscription. […]

Spring Show March 25

19th of March 2006

To remind you of our show, when winter is behind us and the garden is coming to life. We have classes for Daffodils, pot plants, flowers, vegetables, floral art, handicraft and home baking as well as a section for juniors. Three classes for photography: (1) Two photographs; one sunrise and one sunset. (2) Transport. (3) […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club

2nd of March 2006

Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club continues to go from strength to strength and in the current season we have 8 different age group teams with the oldest one being our Under 15’s and our youngest ones who have just started off being the Under 7’s. If you are new to the village and have a […]

Your Garden In March

2nd of March 2006

Days are now getting longer and we do need that extra time so that we can get down to some serious work in the garden. Lawns will need fertiliser and weedkiller. If moss is a problem, put on a mosskiller and rake or scarify once the moss has died. Grass will soon be growing and […]

A New Website For Walkers In Hertfordshire

2nd of March 2006

There’s no doubt about it, walking is good for you. It’s good for your heart, it’s good for your lungs, it’s good for the muscle and bone growth of your children and it’s good for your feeling of wellbeing! Strong scientific evidence now supports the many benefits to health of regular walking – it is […]

The Play Area At The Mount Prison, Bovingdon

2nd of March 2006

Imagine being a child visiting your father in prison: a tiring journey, being searched, then a large, bleak room with Dad waiting for you to kiss and cuddle him. You tell Dad what you’ve been doing at home and at school, but the world ‘outside’ seems remote to him. He and Mum have problems to […]

Springwatch In Chipperfield

2nd of March 2006

If you would like to take part in the national survey into the arrival of spring, look out for frog spawn, the 7-spot ladybird and the red-tailed bumble bee (which is big, black and hairy with a reddy-orange tail).Send the date when you first see any of the above to the Springwatch website at www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch […]

Missing Cat – Found!

2nd of March 2006

Readers may recall a piece in last month’s Chipperfield News from Liz Johnson who lives in Scatterdells Lane. Liz writes:I wanted to let you know that I’ve now managed to get my cat back. He was in Beaconsfield!! Luckily I had him microchipped otherwise I wouldn’t have got him back. Not sure how he got […]

Christian Aid In Chipperfield

2nd of March 2006

This year, for the first time, Chipperfield churches will organise a House to House collection during Christian Aid Week, 14-20 May. Christian Aid works through 600 partner organisations in 50 countries strengthening local people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, and is able to respond quickly to provide emergency relief in […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of March 2006

Reflections for March….“New Walks on Old paths”Judy and I were very grateful to receive this little booklet of a collection of twelve circular walks around Sarratt, compiled by the local WI, when we moved in just a year ago.After a very hectic week and a busy Saturday morning, we looked at each other and simultaneously […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of March 2006

BAPTIST CHURCHWe have an important date to remember this month. On the first Friday in March each year, the Churches of Chipperfield, Bovingdon and Sarratt organize our local service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer which is held throughout the world. This year it is on March 3rd at the Catholic Church at 10am […]

The Boot, Tower Hill

2nd of March 2006

From Roger Clarke, landlord at The Boot, Tower Hill: The Boot is now open for breakfast from 8.30 – 10.30 am. As well as the full English Monty we will also be offering a full ‘Scottish’ Monty with Lorne (square) sausage, black and white pudding and ‘tattie’ scones. Also on the menu will be cheese […]

Gladys Taaffe

2nd of March 2006

50 years ago, Gladys Taaffe helped to start the Meals on Wheels service in what was then the developing ‘new town’ of Hemel Hempstead. Ever since then she has been delivering meals to elderly and housebound people living in the villages of Chipperfield, Bovingdon, Felden and Flaunden.Gladys has just turned 95 years of age, and […]

Village People

2nd of March 2006

From Mary West:I have been overwhelmed by all the tremendous affection I have received during my recent illness. A big thank you to everyone for all the super cards you have sent me. My room in the hospital looks like ‘The Two Bees’ in Bovingdon. If you’re going to be ill and need caring for […]

Handbag Snatch

2nd of March 2006

A reader writes: Following a recent incident in which my wife’s handbag was stolen, I thought your readers might like to be forewarned so that they can take appropriate precautions. As my wife turned into our drive she pressed the garage door remote control, unlocked the car doors and whilst waiting for the garage door […]

April Concert

2nd of March 2006

Delia Meehan, the Musical Director of Chipperfield Choral Society, will fulfil a life’s ambition when she conducts the choir in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 1 April at St. John’s Church, Boxmoor.The choir will be joined by four superb professional soloists who have each won many awards and prizes and have appeared at […]

Committee Members Wanted

2nd of March 2006

We would very much like to hear from any of our members who would be interested in joining the committee of the Chipperfield Horticultural Society. For varying reasons – babies, illness and work commitments – we are short on the ground and really do need you. There is NOT a lot of work. At the […]

Sleeping Beauty By Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of March 2006

If you want authentic opera, they say you should go to the Royal Opera House. For the ultimate Shakespeare experience then The Globe Theatre is a pretty good bet. But if it’s a good old fashioned pantomime you are after then, on the evidence of Chipperfield Theatre Group’s Sleeping Beauty, you need only walk the […]

Parking In Croft End Road

2nd of March 2006

Four members of staff from Chipperfield Land Rover Garage regularly park their vehicles in Croft End Road. Legally they are entitled to do so. However, if any resident is inconvenienced by this action they should not attach notes to the vehicles. Any notes left threatening damage to the parked vehicles will be treated very seriously […]

John Nichols Memorial Prize

2nd of March 2006

John Nichols served on Chipperfield Parish Council for 37 years, on Dacorum Borough Council for over 20 years, was elected Mayor of Dacorum in 1987 and became an Honorary Alderman in 1999. He was also a keen local historian and it was largely through years of his determined efforts that we have the Dacorum Heritage […]