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December 2006

Milk Deliveries Plus …

20th of December 2006

You may have noticed a Braziers Dairies milk float trundling round the village. You may think that Alan Harber, the milkman, only delivers milk. In fact, as well as all the usual dairy products, Alan will deliver bread, farm eggs, potatoes, cooking foil, cling wrap and bin liners, fruit juice and fizzy drinks. He can […]

Dorothy Gilbert (formerly Burgess)

20th of December 2006

A short piece taken from the address. Dorothy and Eric Burgess moved to Chipperfield in 1948 and the village was home to her for nearly 30 years. During this time she worked actively for the Labour Party, in her spare time raising funds by running dances in the Village Hall and canvassing during elections. One […]

Macmillan Coffee Morning

20th of December 2006

I would like to thank everyone who came and supported the MacMillan Coffee Morning at the Baptist Church Hall on 29 September. We raised �353 and we were very pleased as it is for a very good cause. I would also like to say thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and […]

Santa Live! @ Stanley’s Saturday 9th December

20th of December 2006

It’s Official –  Not only does Santa shop at Stanley’s but he has confirmed a date for meeting all the good little boys and girls of the village on Saturday 9th December from 12 noon  till 8pm!!!!! We will be opening late with Santa’s Special Appearance with Carols and Mince Pies and Mulled Wine for […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group Pantomime

2nd of December 2006

Chipperfield Village Hall January 25-27 Chipperfield Theatre Group’s 2007 Pantomime will be The Pompeii Panto by Jim Sperink. This is the last Panto written by Jim Sperink who sadly died earlier this year. This hilarious Pantomime is kindly sponsored by Wilsons of Bovingdon and will be directed by Lisa Callcut.The Pompeii Panto is a modern script […]

New Opportunities

2nd of December 2006

With the opening of the new footpath on the Kings Langley side of Whippendell Hill Ted, our young labrador, and I have a new circular early morning walk. Many thanks to all those involved in this excellent project. We set out along “our” footpath to the Land  Rover garage, often seeing a fox cross the […]

Woodland Access

2nd of December 2006

Work to provide easier access to the woodland on The Common for the disabled will be starting soon and continue through the winter months. Residents will see Philip Misselbrook at work in the woods on the paths leading to the Apostles Pond. Philip is a local farmer who, with his wife Mandy, keeps a herd […]

The Windmill Pub

2nd of December 2006

GIFTS TO CHARITYThe sum of �200 was raised by customers and staff at the Windmill Pub by buying “Beefy” a pint or wristbands. The money was given to support Ian Botham’s walk for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Leukaemia Research. The landlady, Dawn, was able to see Ian finish his walk in London and congratulate […]

Chipperfield News

2nd of December 2006

Chipperfield News is a thriving, free, village publication, available to all local residents and the wider community, as a monthly magazine of news and events. It is thanks to our advertisers that we are able to provide such a quality publication.The newspaper is produced by volunteers whose expertise involves:* knowledge of managing a small business;* […]

Jack Ronald Petherick

2nd of December 2006

10 September 1919 – 31 October 2006Ron, as he was known to most people, was born in Berkhamsted and lived there until March 1938 when he joined the Royal Corps of Signals.  As those who read the article “My War” published about a year ago in the  Chipperfield News will know, he became a Sergeant […]

Baptist Church

2nd of December 2006

Our Church Anniversary Service was conducted by Rev Jim Stevens and was a very joyous occasion. St Paul’s joined us and it was good to see the church so full and to share in fellowship together. Next year we’ll be 170! We invite you to visit our Christmas Tree Festival and The Chiltern West Gallery […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of December 2006

Jim Stevens ponders…..….a few weeks ago Judy and I learnt, to our great joy, that we are to be grandparents for the first time, in the Spring. We were thrilled at the news, and have already seen a scan of this little one. What an amazing thing this process of conception and development of a […]

Village People

2nd of December 2006

Congratulations to Emma Simmonds on the birth of her beautiful daughter Jasmine Katie. Jasmine shares a birthday, 28th June, with her granddad Terry Simmonds, and was born at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where her granny, Jacky, works as a midwife/lactation consultant. Steve and Susie Luff are proud to announce that their son, Spike Harry, […]

Need Some Help With A Project ?

2nd of December 2006

The Parish Council have limited funds available as grant aid to help village organisations with specific projects (e.g. setting up a mailing list database, the purchase of special awards or trophies, obtaining a particular item of equipment etc). For more details and an application form, phone Jo Deacon, Parish Clerk, on 01923 263310 before 31 […]

Friday Night Is Music

2nd of December 2006

NIGHT AT BLACKWELL’SFrom January, there will be a special evening of live music every Friday at 8pm at Blackwell’s Club. Call Paul or Di on 264700 for details.

Any Photos Of

2nd of December 2006

THE BOOT PUB?Roger Clarke, landlord of The Boot in Tower Hill, writes:We are redecorating the pub and would like to get some photos of the pub to hang on the walls.Has anyone got any photos of The Boot, old or new, that I can copy to hang on the walls. Many thanks.The Boot, Tower Hill, […]

Winter Gardening

2nd of December 2006

Autumn colour this year has been quite spectacular with the Mountain Ash and Acers. However, many trees have not yet shed their leaves so we will be raking up leaves for some time yet. This is the time to get the garden tidied up and to build the compost heap. It is a good idea […]

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

2nd of December 2006

The recent house to house collection raised the excellent sum of �697.69. The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions, so thank you all very much.M.G. Newman, Hon. Sec.

Poppy Appeal 2006

2nd of December 2006

It is hard to believe, but our magnificent total is ten percent up on year at an incredible �3,603. It may be that many people are realising the increasing need for the Legion, as the casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan escalate. At the party for Poppy Appeal collectors, the bright smile of a ten-year-old girl […]

Was It Bipin On Tv?

2nd of December 2006

On Wednesday 18 October many thousands of people went to Downing Street in London to  support a petition against the proposed closure of Sub-Post Offices and the Post Office card accounts.On that same day, a BBC TV crew were filming in Chipperfield interviewing Bipin, our sub-postmaster. The interview was shown on BBC News at 10pm […]