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Village People

2nd of October 2008

Dave and Val Calo and John and Anita Lowe wish to announce the safe arrival on 30 July of their new grandson Bobby – a little brother for Jack and a new son for proud parents Alan and Helen. Tom, Nigel and Carol Clark would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind […]

Green Flag Award

2nd of October 2008

Chipperfield Common was generously ‘sold for ten shillings to Hemel Rural District Council, (now Dacorum Borough Council) in 1936 by the Blackwell family, with the clear understanding that the villagers would be consulted on all aspects of its management. In those days there was no Chipperfield Parish Council. It is perhaps true to say that […]

The Two Brewers Sign

2nd of October 2008

Many residents and regular visitors to the village have been asking what has happened to The Two Brewers sign which has vanished from The Common opposite the pub. Unfortunately the sign blew down one night during a gale last autumn. It was however rescued from the road, having narrowly missed a parked car, and has […]

Twenty Years On

2nd of October 2008

It came as something of a shock to realise recently that it is twenty years since the first issue of Chipperfield News saw the light of day in October 1988 under my optimistic guidance as editor. I had never tried my hand at journalism before, but found it a very rewarding and enjoyable, though time-consuming […]

The Village Post Office

2nd of October 2008

Good news! Our village Post Office is safe thanks to the efforts of all those residents who have made use of the range of services now offered by the Post Office and Bipins constant reminder to us that if we dont use it we will certainly lose it.However, we must not be complacent. If you […]

Ann Veronica Williams (née Bicknell)

20th of September 2008

Veronica died in the Intensive Therapy Unit at Hemel Hempstead Hospital on Tuesday 22 July after a five-week stay there. In spite of two operations, she never really recovered despite the very best efforts of the ITU staff. Veronica lived in Chipperfield from a very young age, having moved there with her family during the […]

Good Moaning

20th of September 2008

Chipperfield Theatre Group proudly presents “Oops There Goes My Knockwurst” a comedy murder mystery. Set in war time France the action takes place in the Café René. With the café constantly in use by German officers, The French resistance, and The Gestapo, as well as René’s several mistresses, there are plenty of motives for murder! […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

20th of September 2008

We have welcomed 3 new Brownies since April. The girls have enjoyed a fun-packed term with lots of activities. We had a Brownie Traditions evening when we learned about Brownies in the past, including acting out a play called ‘The Story of the Brownies’ at an enrolment. The younger girls gained their Agility badge and […]

New Bus Service

2nd of September 2008

A new local bus service called Tiger Line has recently been introduced by Woottens. Tiger Line will serve Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wendover, Great Missenden, Chesham, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead.For further details and timetables call Woottens on 01494 774411 or www.woottens.co.uk

The Hospice Of St Francis Coffee Morning

2nd of September 2008

Many thanks to all who attended at Bucks Hill Farm in July. I was able to send a cheque for £270.Annette Jackson

Sale Of Charity Christmas Cards

2nd of September 2008

Will anyone help me organise a sale of charity Christmas cards in October and/or November? My idea is to arrange for cards from as many different charities as possible to be on sale in the village so that residents can come to make their selection. This means that unlike ordering from a catalogue, you can […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of September 2008

We have two wonderful speakers this Autumn: 24 September – Terry Simmonds will be giving a talk about his family and the Simmonds Nursery. A rare chance to learn about some of the history of our village and its people.Tickets £3; CHS members £2.30 October – Tom Stuart-Smith, the renowned garden designer, seven times Gold […]

September In Your Garden

2nd of September 2008

Summer has not yet gone and already in the garden we are preparing for next spring. Bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and crocus are on sale in the garden centre together with a huge selection of species suitable for rock gardens, sinks and containers. Most bulbs are spring flowering and can be planted out […]

Summer Delights And Disappointments

2nd of September 2008

It has not been much of a summer so far, but the wild flowers that were sown last autumn on an ugly heap of clay have loved it. What was once an ugly scare is now covered in wild carrots, yarrow, ox eye daisies and knapweeds. The butterflies, bees and hoverflies love it, and so […]

Organ Music In St Pauls

2nd of September 2008

The current restoration work on the organ at St Pauls prompted me to research into the history of organ music at our church.1838: The church was dedicated, but there was no mention of an organ.1845: About this time, Joseph Bunyan, who was a master tailor set up business in the corner shop adjoining the Two […]

Steve Parry

2nd of September 2008

Steve Parry, Reuters Sports Editor for nearly two decades, died in August at the age of 64. Parry, who was Sports Editor from 1982-2000 and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) press commission during that time, had suffered from a respiratory illness. He died in hospital in Hemel Hempstead having attended the previous […]

1662 And All That

2nd of September 2008

May I add a little to Jim Stevens’ brief comment on BCP made in June’s edition of Chipperfield News. As he said, this stands for The Book of Common Prayer. The version of BCP that we use now was produced in 1662. It had been worked on and revised during the previous hundred years to […]

St Pauls Church

2nd of September 2008

It is good to celebrate! In early August, I conducted three weddings in two days: each couple looking back with thanksgiving for the ways they had come together, and forward to things to come. Exciting times …!Sunday 28th of this month is “Back to church” Sunday. Whilst this is a nationwide event, it has special […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of September 2008

Although we feel slightly in limbo as we wait for Fr. Terry to return from Tanzania we are being looked after very well by Fr. Peter and Fr. Bernard who come from Harrow to say our two Sunday Masses. One of our difficulties as a wide-spread parish has always been that, apart from social functions, […]

Baptist Church

2nd of September 2008

The holiday season is beginning to wind down. The white t-shirts may still be around to show off our tans. The holiday snaps are doing the rounds. The one of little Johnny’s first dip in the sea, covered head to toe in sand and ice cream. The one the kids took of dad, caught asleep […]