Tony Plessner, who died on September 11 aged 84, lived in Chipperfield for some 30 years. His friends here will remember him as a gentle, friendly man with wide-ranging talents and interests. Born in Breslau, Germany (now Polish Wroclaw), Tony came to England in 1939 as a refugee from the Nazi regime. A scientist (with [...]
As you are probably aware the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help are currently raising £5m to help with the purchase and running costs of houses at Headley Court and Selly Oak so that families of injured servicemen and women can visit their relative in hospital and stay locally without the expense of [...]
We celebrated Harvest at Church on Monday 24 September. Revd Jim Stevens led the service and received the childrens gifts at the altar. Non perishable produce was left at church to be donated to the New Hope Trust and the perishable produce was taken by our Year 6 children to village residents. The children thoroughly [...]
From its modest beginnings in 1907, the firm of H. Simmonds and Sons had grown to become one of the largest nurseries in Hertfordshire by 1930. Trees and shrubs, conifers, fruit trees and herbaceous perennials were grown in rows in the fields which covered around 15 acres at the time. From Switzerland came the Simar [...]
Many people who walk across ” our” footpath (from the Land Rover garage to Scatterdells Lane) have noticed the large number of small shallow pits that have been dug in recent weeks. They are 4 to 6 inches deep, some filled with dark coloured poo, but not all. These are the handywork of the local [...]
Now that we have dark evenings it is so easy to forget about the garden but there is a lot to do during November. Trees are losing their leaves and leaves need to be swept up and consigned to the compost heap. Paths and lawns must always be kept clear of leaves. Lawns will need [...]
There seems to have been some speculation around the village that our website, run by Russ Evans, is about to be shut down. Nothing is further from the truth, though contributions to it have recently been at a low ebb. At present the web is kept up to date by a number of people including [...]
Our very sincere thanks to all friends and family who made Bills service so special and for all the cards, flowers and donations for the Macmillan Nurses. All these things have made life a little easier during a very difficult time. God bless. Phyll Congdon, Shirley, David and Jackie.
Barbara died on 19 October aged 86, after living in Chipperfield for over 40 years. Contact with people was vitally important to Barbara and she always maintained strong links with family members, former work colleagues, neighbours and her wide circle of friends, always ready to listen and help when needed. We shall miss our conversations [...]
Granddad was born in Bois Mill, Chesham, in 1922 and moved to Chipperfield in 1928. For the 78 years he lived there he loved every minute of it. He left school at 14 and always kept an eye open for a way to provide for the family. He had a long list of jobs including [...]
The September house-to-house collection raised an excellent total of £757.05 which, together with a most welcome contribution of £41.77 from The Boot, Tower Hill, resulted in the grand total of £798.82. Very many thanks go to all collectors and contributors. Margaret Newman, Hon Sec.
Money matters…. Yes, it does matter: or rather how we use it does. A note came through the door from our friendly milkman… A price increase of 4p per pint. What to do? Cancel the order, and get all my milk at nearly half the price from the supermarket? That appears to be the cheapest [...]
From Jason Gain, the new Pastor of Chipperfield Baptist Church: As I write this I am looking out on a very grey and wet scene. Not what I could see only a few days ago and certainly not the same as when we first arrived. However the Chipperfield community continues to be as friendly, warm [...]
The next film shows at Sarratt Village Hall will be on Friday 16 November. Family film 4.30 for 5pm start; main film 7.30 for 8pm start. No advance tickets. All welcome. Details from Julia Lawrence Telephone 01923 260504
Suzy and Roger Walker celebrated their wedding on Saturday 8th September in Chipperfield. The wedding breakfast was at the Cart and Horses and the evening reception was in the Village Hall. They would like to thank both venues for making the day wonderful.
The group will be presenting the pantomime Aladdin from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 January 2008. More details in our next issue.
Autumn Show – 22 September The show was an outstanding success with the largest number of entries for seven years. The village hall was so full of exhibits that a further row of tables had to be erected. The blooms of both dahlias and chrysanthemums were outstanding and equal to any in this country. The [...]
During what seemed like the shortest summer in living memory the Cricket club strived to provide entertainment on the common despite the vagaries of the weather. At least the grass did well and the playing area retained a green hue long after it would normally have turned brown. The playing strength of the club was [...]
Due to the very warm and extremely wet summer, many hedges have become overgrown. If you own a hedge that is overhanging a road, pavement or footpath, please make sure it is cut back. Failure to do so may mean that the Council have to do it for you and you will be charged for [...]
The Post Office Review for offices likely to be closed in the Watford area will be conducted in March 2008. Until more details are known, Bipin assures all his customers that it will be “business as normal”.