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July 2006

Police Surgery

19th of July 2006

Surgeries will be held at the Police Office at Bovingdon Memorial Hall between 1.00pm and 2.00pm on the following Wednesdays: 5 July, 2 August and 30 August. One or both your local officers, P.C. Bob Heley and P.C.S.O. Kim Ashworth, will be available.

Richard Veness Brook (1930 – 2006)

19th of July 2006

Richard died peacefully of leukaemia on the 6 February, 2006 after a happy and fulfilled life.  He was born on 17 June 1930 in Torquay, Devon and  was educated at Seafield Park Preparatory School, Kings School Bruton and the Colwyn Bay Wireless College. From 1948 Richard spent 5 years in the Royal Signals and then […]

Mrs Miriam Judge (1912 – 2006)

19th of July 2006

Miriam was a resident of Chipperfield from around the outbreak of war in 1939, apart from a few years in Kings Langley from 1965. She died at her home, The Laurels, The Common, on 5 May with her daughters at her bedside, after several weeks of declining health and strength following a period in hospital […]

Free Bus Travel For Oaps & Disabled

19th of July 2006

A free fare scheme for bus travel  in Hertfordshire has been introduced as a trial and will run until 31 March 2007. Residents of Hertfordshire who are in receipt of a state old-age pension, or are permanently disabled,  will not have to pay for local bus fares once they  have obtained the free bus permit. […]

Chiltern Open Air Museum

2nd of July 2006

The Chiltern Open Air Museum at Chalfont St Giles is open daily until27 October from 10am – 5pm.  Forthcoming special events include:July 22/23 – Classic Vehicles ShowJuly 29/30 – Romano-Celtic Week-endAugust 5/6 – Hands-on Holiday SpectacularAugust 12/13 – Medieval PageantAugust 19/20 – 1940s Week-endAugust 26-28 – Pets & People Show For further information telephone: 01494 […]

Why Morris Men Like Chipperfield

2nd of July 2006

A frequently asked question is why Greensleeves Morris Men, who are based in Wimbledon, travel all the way to Chipperfield to hold their annual weekends.  Well, when we were based in inner London, some 40 years ago, our Squire (Morris-speak for chairman) lived in Chipperfield, and assured us it would be an ideal place to […]

The Blackwell Family Of Chipperfield

2nd of July 2006

John Parsley, the rather reclusive farmer and Lord of the Manor, lived in Pingelsgate House, which we now know as the Manor House. He is best remembered now as the man who sold the land on which St Paul’s Church was built in 1838.  He was married to Mary Finch, daughter of John Finch of […]

Give And Take

2nd of July 2006

We try to garden in a wildlife-friendly way, with a bit of “give and take”. At the moment the wildlife seems to think they should take,  and we should give! After a plague of slugs and snails we are now overrun with rabbits. The slugs ate whole rows of seedling lettuces, all of the summer […]

Art Exhibition

2nd of July 2006

Wildacre Art Group, which meets in Chenies, will be holding an Art Exhibition at Chenies School from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August inclusive from 10am to 6pm each day. Refreshments will be available.There will be between 250 and 300 paintings hung – a mixture of water colours, oils, acrylic and pastels. A percentage […]

Volunteers Needed Urgently

2nd of July 2006

The Meals on Wheels Service which delivers to a number of residents in Chipperfield, Bovingdon and Flaunden, needs volunteers urgently. Your commitment would be for 3 hours once or twice each month on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 11.00am and 1.00pm. There are about 15 local calls to make. Meals are collected from the kitchens at […]

Morris In Chipperfield

2nd of July 2006

JULY 14-16Greensleeves Morris Men’s annual Chipperfield weekend of dance takes place from 14 to 16 July.  This year, to celebrate Greensleeves 80th birthday, the club is hosting a meeting of the Morris Ring.  Helping to make the occasion even more colourful and musical will be guest clubs from Cornwall, Tyneside, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.Friday 14 July […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of July 2006

Jim Stevens writes… Summer is with us – together with, hopefully, some long lovely summer evenings. One of the joys at my vicarage is that our patio is in just the right place to catch all the evening sun. There are so many good things we have to enjoy: many of which we easily take […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of July 2006

BAPTIST CHURCHOur May Fair held on the 20th May, had to be inside as it was very wet! However, it was well supported and many folk sat in the church chatting to friends while they enjoyed their cream tea after they had bought from the stalls. We raised a little over £600 which was a […]

Village People

2nd of July 2006

Christine Simmonds  was married to Steve Moore on May 20 at Berkhamsted. Christine is the eldest daughter of Terry and Jacky Simmonds of Orotava, Chapel Croft, and Steven is  son of Kirby and Linda Moore of Reidsville, North Carolina. The couple met while Christine was doing research at the Rhine Institute at Durham (North Carolina). […]

Rickett's – A Local Family Business

2nd of July 2006

There can’t be many small villages that can boast of a butcher’s shop that has provided the highest quality meat and excellent service for 47 years. Rickett’s Family Butcher has been serving the village since 1959 when Stanley Rickett took over the shop in Chapel Croft from Charlie Wingfield. Stanley’s son, Michael, who has been […]

Village Hall Agm

2nd of July 2006

The 22nd annual general meeting was held on 30 May 2006 at the Village Hall. The Chairman reported on another successful year and thanked the Committee for their support with particular reference to Graham Breen, the Booking Secretary, for his hard work. He also thanked Hugh Clifford and Anne Stickland for running two money-raising events, […]

Christian Aid

2nd of July 2006

A big thank you to all who helped, planned, collected or performed to help us raise £1,769 in the house to house collection and £170 from the St Paul’s musical evening.  A total of £1,939 has been sent to Christian Aid.

St Paul's School

2nd of July 2006

In September 2006 I will be taking up another, larger Headship at Wheatfields Junior School, St. Albans. I joined St. Paul’s Primary School over 14 years ago as the Deputy Head and took over from Chris Ward as Headteacher in September 1997, nine years ago. I consider it a privilege to have been at the […]