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Chipperfield Within Living Memory

Life in a Hertfordshire Village during the Twentieth Century

Edited by Elizabeth Holliday

Research Editor: Mary Hobbs

Published by Chipperfield Parish Council, 2000

Paperback: 152 pages, pictures, map

ISBN   0 952337 61 4

Chipperfield is a small Hertfordshire village situated close to the county's western boundary with Buckinghamshire. The earliest record of the village, then known as Chepervillewode, is dated 1316 and at one time it was part of the Manor of Kings Langley. Today it lies within the Borough of Dacorum and the modern civil parish covers an area of just over 2 square miles with a population of 1,700.

In 1997, as part of their plans to mark the Millennium, Chipperfield Parish Council decided to sponsor an oral history project and invited long­standing residents to record their memories of life in the village.

"Chipperfleld Within Living Memory" is an edited selection from the recorded memoirs of sixty-eight residents. It is illustrated with over fifty photographs, many from private collections and family albums. Together, the text and illustrations evoke a picture of life in a Hertfordshire village during the 20th century, particularly of the years between 1920 and 1970.

  1. Making a Home
  2. School Days
  3. Earning a Living
  4. Simmonds' Nurserie
  5. Farms and Farming
  6. Shops and Services
  7. War Years
  8. Evacuees
  9. Entertainment
  10. Clubs and Societies
  11. Communities
  12. Pubs
  13. The Churches
  14. The Common
  15. Village People
  16. Houses
  17. Appendix

The Forge, The Street, circa 1900

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