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Covering Harpenden, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Redbourn & surrounding villages.

News, Reviews and Local Events July to September 2017

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Summer 2017 Contents A warm welcome to the Summer Edition of What’s On Herts, brought to you by Your Local Media Ltd. With a great start so far to summer, hopefully we are in for a long, warm and dry one, but you never know with our weather system! Come rain or shine, we have plenty of ideas on what to do, over the next three months in our “Diary of events” section, so check out pages 63 – 81 for some great events. Don’t forget to reserve some key dates in your diary such as: Classic’s On the Common on 26th July , Harpenden Beer Festival on 8th & 9th Sept and the Herts 10k Run on Sunday 8th October to name a few. While you’re enjoying the sun, don’t forget to support your local Shops, Businesses and Trades in the area, many of which are advertising with us and remember to shop locally where possible! Enjoy!

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Community Project of the Year StarScope

This local charity, providing support to people with cerebral palsy, successfully campaigned for a changing and toilet facility for disabled people in St Albans town centre.

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Community Champion of the Year Helen Fish

The British Cycling Breeze Champion inspires women to get cycling for fun, fitness and health.

Cultural Innovation Award Staff at Fosse House, Quantum Care

Activities include raising money for a wildlife garden and a sensory room, and helping to run a weekly Caribbean club, and special dining evenings.

Young Person of Distinction Elizabeth Pepper

Elizabeth is an active member of St Albans Youth Council, raising mental health awareness, and helping organise community events including a Christmas tea party for elderly residents.

Community Orientated Business of the Year JPA Furniture

The company takes disused furniture from local businesses and finds new homes for it with charities and people in need. It also supports Sustainable St Albans Week.

Environmental Champion of the Year Sustainable St Albans Week 2016

A small group of volunteers delivered more than 100 informative and entertaining events to raise environmental awareness.

Voluntary Sector Award St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme

This network of 175 volunteers give up their time to assist mainly elderly residents, providing transport, undertaking odd jobs and running a telephone helpline.

Inclusive Communities Award Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association Saheli Tiffin Club

This weekly luncheon club helps build members’ confidence, skills and understanding of local services, in a social setting.

Mayor’s Recognition Award St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust

The Trust preserves the St Albans South signal box as part of our railway and architectural heritage, and runs popular local events.

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PRICE TRENDS IN HERTFORDSHIRE Since June 2016 the market has changed in interesting ways across Hertfordshire. According to one source, on average, asking prices have edged down by 1% per month to £648,604 with flats taking the biggest hit, but semi-detached properties seem to be popular having gained 4%.

The actual selling price of properties shows a slight increase of 4%, but alarmingly the actual value shows £441,747 of completed transactions. This shows that 46% of the property value in Hertfordshire failed to materialise either due to Sales not completing or owners and agents over estimating value - the split is unclear. The average property takes 105 days to sell, perhaps unsurprisingly detached properties are taking their time at 129 days, although this is down from 132 days from last year, but overall properties are taking longer to sell. In 2016 a semi detached home would have been sold in 66 days on average, but this year home owners are waiting 87 days to sell.

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The bulk of the Hertfordshire housing market is priced in the £500,000 to £1m price bracket, with 1840 homes listed and an average time to sell of 86 days. When examining the data, it’s important to note the distinct correlation between asking price, selling price and time on market - it’s clear to see that supply and demand will have a huge stake in determining whether or not your sale will be a success or a flop. If you’re interested in more market data and analysis, we release regular articles and media publications on this topic and supply information on the housing market to our clients allowing them to make an informed and precise decision to increase their chances of a successful sale. Contact Alasdair Melville on; 01582 346 111 or info@hawkandchadwick.co.uk to discuss your move.


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HARPENDEN IN BLOOM Ta l l e s t S u n f l o w e r C o m pe tition It’s not too late to enter!

If you are a Harpenden resident aged 11 years or under and would like to enter the Tallest Sunflower competition for a sunflower you have grown in your garden, please contact harpenden. town.council@ harpenden.gov.uk by Friday 8 September. All entries will be measured and judged after this date. A limited number of sunflower seeds for growing can be obtained from the Town Hall, Leyton Road or alternatively you can use your own. The person or group that grows the tallest sunflower will be awarded with a certificate from the Town Mayor and a gift voucher at the annual Harpenden in Bloom prize Alternative Cleaning half page . ad.pdf giving event later in the year. Deadline Friday 8th September 2017.

ST ALBANS FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2017

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 7th October The St Albans Food & Drink Festival will return this autumn to showcase the fantastic range of food, drink and produce available throughout St Albans District. With so many excellent eateries providing fabulous food and delightful drinking holes, the festival is a great time to try something new or different. CAMRA Beer Festival runs 27–30 September, St Albans Street Feastival is on 1 October, and the Food & Drink Awards will be revealed at Sopwell House Hotel on Monday 2 October followed by a week of celebratory events in and around our district. Voting for this year’s Food and Drink Festival is open from Monday 3rd July to Monday 28th August. To see if your favourite foodies are in the running, and to vote, see www.enjoystalbans.co.uk/foodanddrink 1Follow 09/12/2016 13:36 us on Facebook @StAlbansFoodandDrinkFestival

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HARPENDEN NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL NAMED The Katherine Warington School emerged as the favourite name at a meeting of the Harpenden Secondary School Trust.

Harpenden Secondary Education Trust proudly announces the chosen name of the new secondary school to be built in Harpenden. The school will be called the Katherine Warington School after the scientist who lived in Harpenden for 90 years and pioneered research into the beneficial impact of boron and boric acid on plant and bean fertility during her working life at Rothamsted Research. The name was one of over 700 suggestions from pupils at primary schools in and around Harpenden. These were narrowed down to a list of ten. Further research and investigation led to a final shortlist of three names.

The name was initially suggested by Elizabeth Gilardo, an 8 year old pupil from St Dominic Catholic Primary School. Elizabeth said: “I wanted to suggest a name that had something to do with Harpenden and someone who had made an impact. I searched the internet and liked the name Katherine Warington. I felt it was different from lots of the other schools that are either named after men or trees. I also liked that she was a woman working in science all those years ago. ‘I was surprised that Katherine had not been fully recognised for her achievements so her name becoming the school name would help that.”

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HARPENDEN NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL NAMED Continued

Philip Waters chair of the Harpenden Secondary School Trust said: “We are delighted that the new school celebrates a female scientist who was both ground-breaking and steeped in Harpenden history. The Trust look forward to seeing her name above the door of the new secondary school.We wanted the name to reflect not only the town but also the high achievement which is a characteristic of all the secondary schools in Harpenden and is very much what the parents in our community want too.

Through the course of this selection process, living relatives of Katherine Warington were contacted and asked for their permission to use her name in this manner. The living family were delighted at the prospect of their pioneering relative being remembered and honoured in such a way. Andrew Warington Wickham, great nephew of Katherine said: “The family all feel deeply honoured and proud that the school will be named after a female scientist.”

The use of her name sets an aspirational target of achievement for the school and its students.”

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Classics on the Common Wednesday 26th July 2017

Since 1994, for one day a year, Harpenden Common hosts what has become the biggest mid-week classic car show in Britain. Whatever the weather, nothing stops most of the pre-registered owners of more than 1000 classic vehicles, motorcycles and scooters from driving to Harpenden from all over the UK to display their cherished vehicles. Up to 10,000 spectators spend hours admiring the mouth-watering collection. A classic vehicle should be at least 25 years old but visitors can usually spot one or two from around a century ago, such as a 1900 Daimler Type A and a 1913 model T Ford. Every decade following is well represented, too, from Rolls Royce’s and Maserati’s to Austin A40s & Morris Minors. At heart, Classics on the Common remains a community event. Its charity fundraising is significant, too; over the show’s 20+ year span more than £170,000 has been distributed to local, children’s, national and international charities. Classic vehicle owners make a donation to enter and, although there is no entry charge to the public, spectators have always responded generously when approached with collecting buckets. Local businesses support us too, by taking banner advertising. With good weather in 2016 again and through the generosity of our exhibitors, advertisers, trade and industry support and our spectators, we had a fantastic result raising £33,000 for charity. Our main charities for 2017 are: Prostate Cancer UK, Hope and Homes for Children, Samaritans (Luton and Harpenden) and Herts Young Homeless. The organisers, Rotary in Harpenden, thank all who supported the event last year and look forward to another record breaking show this year! For more details please visit: www.classicsonthecommon.com 26


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CULTURE IN COTTONMILL, ST. ALBANS POP-UP MUSEUM AND ART EXHIBITION

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On 7th October, St Julian’s Church, daughter church to St Stephen’s in St Albans, will hold a Pop-up Museum and Art Exhibition in its church and adjoining hall at 3 Abbots Avenue, St Albans, AL1 2HY. The event runs from 10.30 to 4.00 pm. St Albans Museum will provide items to view and local artists will display and possibly demonstrate their work. Parking available. Full disabled access. No entrance fee. Refreshments available.

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HERTS 10K RETURNS WITH RECORD-BREAKING SIGN UPS Last year the event raised nearly £100,000 in sponsorship, which was a fantastic achievement, and we’re hoping to raise even more this year.” Early signs look good as the charity reports a recordbreaking number of registrations at this point compared with previous years. “If everyone who has signed up so far could raise just £50 in sponsorship,” said Gillian, “we’d already be well on the way to funding a nurse for a year.” Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s flagship fundraising event returns to the county this autumn for its twelfth year. On Sunday 8 October, thousands will take their marks at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden at the start of the multi-terrain 10k course through the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Whether you’re new to running or keen to improve your personal best over 10k, Rennie Grove’s HERTS 10K could be just the thing for you.

To play your part in supporting local hospice care in the heart of your community, join thousands of like-minded runners, joggers and walkers in Harpenden on Sunday 8 October. Register online at www.herts10k.com today to be sure of securing a place.

Rennie Grove Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Gillian Barnett, said: “The Herts 10K raises much-needed funds for Rennie Grove, supporting local patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

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LOCAL MUMS VOLUNTEER TO HELP DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CAFÉ

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A team of local mums have volunteered their time to help support a new Dementia Café, which has been launched by local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care. The Dementia Café was the idea of Home Instead owner, Fiona Harrall, a Dementia Friends’ champion who aims to make St Albans a more dementia friendly city for the local community. The first café was held in May at St Mary’s Church in Marshalswick and was a huge success with nearly 40 people attending. The aim of the café is to provide a safe and welcoming place for local people who are living with dementia.

The group offers attendees the opportunity to meet new people, socialise, reminisce and share experiences. Fiona Harrall, owner of Home Instead said, “Here at Home Instead many of our clients are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, so we understand the challenges faced by those living with the condition. We have been working towards launching a Dementia Café for some time now, and we’re delighted that we have finally secured a wonderful venue for the group. “Our first café has been a great success, the session was full of people from the local community and we had an overwhelming response for volunteers, which is how we came across the wonderful local mums who supported us through our first session.” The Dementia Café will run every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at St Mary’s Church in Marshalswick from 10.30am until 12.30pm. For more information on the services provided by Home Instead, please call Fiona Harrall on 01727 895941 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/stalbans

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HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL IS GIVING HUNDREDS OF THE COUNTY’S MOST WEATHER WORN RESIDENTIAL ROADS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE! - Continued on page 36 Nearly 300 residential roads countywide will get a makeover using a method known as micro surfacing. It involves spreading a thin layer of new road surface to seal the road from the elements, even out bumps and dips and restore grip. By sealing any cracks, it can prevent the formation of widespread potholes. The treatment is quick to apply and adds years to the life of the road. Rob Smith, Deputy Director of Environment, said: “This programme will help improve many of our local roads, particularly those that carry low or moderate levels of traffic.

“We know improving road condition is very important to local residents and road users and this work will improve the surface of these roads and help head off potholes before they form. The new surface will last for years and, because it can be applied quickly, we’re able to improve the condition of more roads countywide. “This programme of micro surfacing is just one example of our commitment to improving Hertfordshire’s road network.” The process works by spreading a liquid mixture of stones and bitumen in a thin layer directly onto the existing road surface to form a type of hard-wearing asphalt.

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HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL IS GIVING HUNDREDS OF THE COUNTY’S MOST WEATHER WORN RESIDENTIAL ROADS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE! - Continued It differs from ‘surface dressing’ which involves spreading and pressing granite chippings in to a layer of hot bitumen using heavy roller machinery. With micro surfacing the mixture is laid cold by a special machine, which saves energy and is better for the environment. The surface is safe to drive on after a couple of hours, but it will take a few weeks to bed in and dry out fully. At first the road may look quite rough with loose stones so drivers should watch their speed while the new surface settles. Once it has dried out we return to sweep up, raise ironwork, such as manhole covers, to the new road level, and re-paint road markings.

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Invitation to attend our

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Harpenden Public Halls 10.30am – 2.00pm

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Over 30 local organisations have taken stands to promote their work at this popular event. Visitors will find a mix of charities, voluntary & commercial organisations.

Come along and find out what’s available locally, either for yourself, a family member, friend or neighbour. Refreshments by Harpenden Village W.I. in aid of a local charity.

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Your source of information about local amenities, groups, services, organisations and tradespeople.

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Explore the town’s fascinating past with Harpenden & District Local History Society Town Trail No. 1 Starting from The George and returning to the Harpenden Arms, a fascinating walk back in time along Harpenden High Street.

Ever wondered about Harpenden in days of yore? Harpenden is a thriving town, but to older residents it remains ‘the village’. Many of the buildings and other landmarks from that earlier era are still with us, though their history is sometimes not readily apparent. Other important features from the past are now only memories, but the Society seeks to keep these alive, by bringing Harpenden’s heritage to a wider audience. In the Society’s archive collection are many thousands of historical pictures, books, maps and other fascinating documents and artefacts. The History Centre at Park Hall is open on Tuesday afternoons, and otherwise by arrangement, for academic study as well as for anyone wanting to browse and know more about the gradual evolution of the area and it’s community through past decades, and indeed centuries, to the present day. Supported by Harpenden Town Council, St Albans District Council and Hertfordshire County Council, and with the co-operation of the Harpenden Society, the Local History Society plays a vital role in giving Harpenden its unique identity within Hertfordshire.

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1. The George is first mentioned in 1507, but maybe not on this site. It was rebuilt in C19 and is seen here in the 1930s. The site of the garage to the south (now Pizza Express) was a tea garden in Victorian times, when parties drove in by wagonette for ‘Beanfeasts’ and dancing on the lawn. 2. Kingston House, No. 6 High Street was built in 1912 as Edgar Salisbury’s hardware shop on the site of Dr Kingston’s house. Later occupants were Halford’s, C&A stores and M&Co. Note the shields above the windows marking Industry, Strength, Goodwill and Service; also the Harpenden and Hertfordshire coats of arms. 3. TheWhite Lion at No. 28 High Street was a small Victorian pub, with decorative moulded bricks. The Perfect Pizza sign hangs from a bracket which once supported a model of a white lion, see left. 4. The Old Cock Inn has traces of a C17 timber-framed building and is more than likely the site of still earlier hostelries.

2. 72 High St - Another much altered C17 timber-frame structure lies behind the brick façade. It is believed to have formed part of an even earlier & larger group of hostelry buildings. It was the Old Red Lion in the early 1900s, and Rolts cycle & pram shop in the 1960s, until it was refurbished as shops in 1976. 52


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6. 73-75 High Street, at the corner of Sun Lane. A late C17 timber-framed structure, the end of which was demolished to widen Sun Lane in 1931. The remaining section was converted into shops in July 1955. The Sun pub was here from about 1637 until 1800 (or maybe 1877). It was owned by the Hawkins family in the 1780s. 7. 65-69 High Street. The C17 timber-framed cottages at 67 (The Limes) and 65, had early C18 wallpaintings imitating panelling, which were destroyed when the building was refurbished in the 1970s. In the 1850s No. 65 was Harpenden’s first post office. No. 69 (Tollgate Cottage/Hotel) was added in the 1870s.‘Tollgate’ refers to the barrier controlling traffic from Luton, just south of Sun Lane, when the Turnpike Trust was formed in 1743. 8. The Foresters Arms, a pub which has given its name to the 2012 housing development behind, became an off-licence, before conversion into an estate agency. The Foresters were a self-help charity founded in the early C19. 9. Bowers Parade was built in 1936 in the gardens of Bowers House, which still stands behind. Though a handsome parade, the fact that it concealed Bowers House was highly controversial at the time, which helped give birth to the Harpenden Society. 10. Cross Keys pub - formerly the White Hart.A much altered early C18 building. The innkeeper in 1830 was Henry Oldaker who moved to The Bull (The Old House, Leyton Road) and helped start regular horse racing on the Common in 1848. 54 54


11. Brewery House - built in 1871 as his home by James Mardall, who owned the Peacock Brewery (on the site of the Methodist Church), one of two breweries then in the High Street. In 1951 the house was sold and converted to shops (currently Harpenden Interiors and WH Smiths). 12. Vaughan Road was cut through in the 1890s, following the demolition of cottages in Lower High Street, with Pellants (clock makers/repairers) at the corner. Willmott’s grocery was replaced by the County & Westminster Bank (now NatWest).

13. Home Farm and Chestnut Cottage were pulled down in 1894 to build Ridley’s ironmongers’ shop at the Corner of Station Road (formerly Staker’s Lane) - now HSBC. 14. Harpenden Arms Hotel built as the Railway Hotel in 1870 by James Mardall (owner of the Peacock Brewery), the landlord in 1890 was Richard Longland, a wine and spirit dealer, corn and hay merchant, and proprietor of the Livery Stables behind the hotel further up Station Road. 55

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Whether you choose to take your pet on holiday with you or leave your pet in the care of a responsible person, consideration should always be given to your pet’s welfare. Under the Animal Welfare Act you have a legal responsibility to ensure their welfare and to provide for your pet’s needs as does any person whom you choose to leave them with. Taking your pet on holiday - Things to consider • Many animals can find the change in routine and environment and the experience of travelling very stressful. Carefully consider if taking your pet on holiday with you is the best thing for them. It may be better to leave your pet in the care of a responsible person whilst you are away. • Always make sure that your chosen holiday destination has all the facilities necessary for your pet’s requirements. • Check with your vet that your pet is healthy and safe to travel. If your pet requires medication, but is safe to travel, make sure you take this with you. Always make sure that your pet is fully vaccinated, and has had up-to-date flea and worming treatments. • Make sure that your pet wears a collar with an identity tag with your name and holiday address & contact details on, so if they get lost you can be reunited as quickly as possible. Taking your pet abroad There are certain rules that you must follow when taking a dog, cat or ferret abroad. The rules depend on the country you’re going to or coming from. For more information call Pet Travel Scheme helpline on 0870 241 1710. 57

Your pet(s) could be exposed to diseases and health risks that we do not have in the UK. Therefore your pet will need to be vaccinated against other diseases, including rabies. Ask your vet for advice. Information on exotic diseases in cats and dogs can be found on the Defra Dog and Cat Travel website www.defra.gov.uk . Further information on diseases your pet may encounter abroad can be found in the Animal Welfare Foundation website www.bva-awf.org.uk Transporting your pet For information on the different methods of transporting your pet and how you can help them to have a safe, stress-free journey, please visit www.rspca.org.uk Keeping pets safe while you’re away There are a number of options to ensure your pet is cared for when you are away. You can: • Ask friends and family to look after them • Have a pet-sitter • Take them to a boarding establishment.

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SANDPIT THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS Goblin’s Peter and The Wolf Tuesday 25th July 2pm Adults £8 Concessions £6

oin Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises. Featuring animal antics of singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf.With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before. Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf is a brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. Combined with imaginative puppetry, physical comedy and fun interaction, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy. The show is an ideal and imaginative introduction to making music, and has a positive message about being kind to the world. Goblin are a children’s theatre company known for their innovative use of original music and wild creativity with a dose of anarchy. See www.goblintheatre.co.uk for more details. loo that nobody uses because it -15

The Unknown Soldier Wednesday 27th September 7.30pm Adults £10 Concessions £8

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend – and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals. The Unknown Soldier is a moving, often humorous, but above all thought provoking new theatre piece by the award nominated writer Ross Ericson, for Grist to the Mill Productions. It looks at the First World War from a new perspective, through the eyes of a man who has survived the carnage but who finds it hard to return home. It is a story of betrayal, of the deep friendship that can only be found between those who fight and die together, and of a world that has changed for ever. ‘Strong writing, an original approach and a sensitive performance bring fresh power to a reminder of the horrors of war.’– The Stage

Antigone Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd October 7.30pm Adults £12 Concessions £10

A battle-ground and bloodshed between brothers.A double fratricide. A proclamation that one brother should remain unburied, left to decay on the fields for carrion to ravage. A loyal sister,Antigone, defiant of the State, buries him. Creon, her uncle, is determined to uphold the Law and punish those who disobey at whatever cost. Family loyalties and personal politics collide in this most passionate and timeless of ancient Greek tragedies. Needless to say it gets bloody. Actors of Dionysus’ radical new adaptation of Sophocles’ masterpiece is set in a dystopian, post-truth age where birds are drones and someone is always listening. But in a world more akin to Black Mirror than Ancient Greece, the age-old themes prevail and one girl’s battle against the state lives on...

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24th, 25th and 26th July (3 day Course) 31st August and 1st September (2 day Course) Saturday Coaching - Autumn Term - 2nd September Established in 1995, Kingʟs Soccer School is a leading, reputable provider of football coaching courses for boys and girls of all ages, across Harpenden and Hertfordshire. Our Courses run all year round, both during term time (on Saturday mornings) and during school holidays. Our experienced and friendly coaches are all professional secondary school P.E. teachers and F.A. qualified football coaches. This means that we are able to structure our courses to ensure that all ages and abilities are catered for; so that you can be sure your children are having a fantastic time, in safe hands. All courses cover skill drills, small-side matches, fun games and competitions – and there are certificates and medals for all children who attend!

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IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY YOU’RE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE! It’s Picnic Fallois at Annual Dinner Time for Teddy Bears The Town Council will be having its annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Lydekker Park (off Sun Lane) on Wednesday 2 August from 11am to 2pm. This event will run alongside National Play Day. The park will be alive with Teddy Bears and their small owners, as they will be making the most of the sun and the FREE entertainment on offer. Come and join the Town Mayor for this family event with lots to keep you entertained in Harpenden’s secret garden. 61

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10 things you may not have known a bout Wimbledon

Wimbledon Fortnight 2017 runs from July 3rd - July 16th. Whether you like tennis or not you cannot deny the rich history which surrounds the tournament & the associated ritual and attention to detail. 1.

The Wimbledon Championships date back to 1877 but did not take up residence at Church Road until 1922, where the ground now has a capacity of 35,000.

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Up to 40,000 tennis balls will be used during the tournament, each one hand-tested for weight, bounce and compression and stored at exactly 68 degrees

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Yellow balls were first used in 1986 and will this year be collected by a total of 200 ball boys and girls who have all undergone a rigorous training programme.

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The longest match lasted 112 games, between RA (Pancho) Gonzalez & Charlie Passarell, both from the US, in 1966. The first set alone was 46 games long.

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The famous Wimbledon turf is a mixture of 70% perennial rye grass and 30% Barcrown creeping red fescue. It is cut to a height of exactly eight millimetres.

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More than 6,000 people staff the championships, including a temporary staff of several hundred hired by the All England Club as well as others who are provided by firms, contractors, voluntary bodies and public services.

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During World War II all tennis halted at Wimbledon, but the grounds of the All England club were pressed into action to aid the British war effort.

Parktennis is a not-for-profit tennis organisation that aims to break down traditional barriers to playing tennis by providing free access to tennis through social events run by dedicated volunteers. The weekly Parktennis Social event takes place every Saturday 10.00-11.00 at Rothamsted Park, Harpenden and Verulamium Park, St Albans. This event is FREE for anyone to attend The event is run by our committed and talented volunteers, who are on hand to help make your Parktennis experience a memorable one. Find out more visit

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Drop into one of our 4 weekly Harpenden sessions, to create something special for a loved one or just for fun... The options are endless with a paint brush, sponge, glaze & a piece of unglazed pottery. Extra sessions include:

8th July 2-4pm at The George, Saturday pottery painting session 15th July 3-530pm at Manland Primary School, pottery painting at the Summer fete 26th July 10-12pm at The George, Summer hols pottery painting session 2nd August 10-12pm at The George, Summer hols pottery painting session 9th August 10-12pm at The George, Summer hols pottery painting session 16th August 10-12pm at The George, Summer hols pottery painting session 23rd August 10-12pm at The George, Summer hols pottery painting session 10th September 12-4pm at Keech Hospice, pottery painting at Keech Fest

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Classics in the Walled Garden 2017 - From 4pm Classics in the Walled Garden is an evening picnic within and around the historic Walled Garden on the Luton Hoo Estate. As in 2010 a part of the Walled Garden has been taken by a semi-permanent marquee. I shall be allocating spaces as entries are received, the first 150 entrants will be inside the Walled Garden, the next 150 in the area immediately outside the Walled Garden with the remaining places in the paddock field nearby. For event times and information please visit: www.petermadden.co.uk St Michaels Village Folk Evening Traffic will give way to music and dancing on 5th July when St Michael’s Street, St Albans will be closed from 8-10pm for the 30th St Michael’s Street Folk evening. The overture by St Michael’s bell ringers will start at 7.15pm. After dancing in the street and the school playground finished, music and singing will continue until closing time all over the village. Event Times: 8pm – 10pm. Address: St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Herts AL3 4SH. For more info please visit: www.stmichaelsfolkevening.org.uk

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Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol TM, as seen on Nick Jr. will be making appearances in Knebworth Park at intervals between 10am and 2pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera because you may get the opportunity to take photos! There is no additional charge to see Chase & Marshall as this pawsome event is included with the Park & Gardens admission ticket or Season Ticket. It’s a fantastic value day out. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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Peter Pan The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is an adventure, perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters. Event Times: Thurs – Sat 7.30pm & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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Harpenden Lions’ Highland Gathering will be held in Rothamsted Park, Harpenden with the event running from 10:00 am to 5:00pm.Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering is a great day out with a ‘Scottish flavor’ offering five pipe and drum bands, highland dancing competitions and displays as well as solo piping. Plus traditional highland games heavy events including ‘weight over the bar’, ‘tossing the caber’ and ‘putting the stone’. For more information please visit: www.harpenden-lions.co.uk

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Come and be part of the biggest fitness model championships in the UK and Europe! If fitness and hard bodies is your thing then this show is for you. Categories include Fitness Model, Muscle Model, Ms Bikini, Figure, Junior and Over 35s categories and much more. Event Time 2.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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The Classic Motor Show returns for its second year at Hatfield House! Come and see some great vehicles on display on the Cricket Pitch with the beautiful Hatfield House in the background. There are loads of awards to be won on the day with some special guests joining in the fun. Parades will take place in front of the House during the day celebrating our motoring heritage. Public parking for the Classic Motor Show will be on grass on the Queen Elizabeth Oak which is a short walk from the Cricket Pitch. There will be two vehicle entrances for the public vehicles, Station Lodge which is located opposite Hatfield Train (AL9 5AE) or North Lodge located on the A1000 Hertford Road (AL9 5LZ). Event time 10am– 4pm. For more information visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Village weekend happens every year on the second weekend in July. Events start with the “Wheathampstead’s Got Talent” show, followed by a Picnic on the Meads with live music. On Sunday the festivities continue with a parade through the village followed by stalls and activities on the Marford Playing Field. Entrance is free and there is ample parking. Further information on individual event times will be added on the Wheathampstead Parish Council website www.wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk/Village-Weekend.aspx

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International Organ Festival St Albans Welcome to the 29th St Albans International Organ Festival – a full two weeks of exciting events across our beautiful city of St Albans, and in prestigious venues around London. Thanks to the growing partnership with St Albans City and District Council, our expanding IO Fringe will feature free events across the city centre. Our rich programme of solo and ensemble music features internationally renowned artists and inspirational stars of the future, performing in magnificent and historic buildings around the city. You can find more information about the Festival at www.organfestival.com

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Bon Giovi Bon Giovi blast onto the stage to perform the greatest hits from Bon Jovi’s extensive career, including Living On A Prayer, It’s My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, not to mention performing rare tracks that even Bon Jovi haven’t performed for many years. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Garden Theatre – The Lost World Back by popular demand, Illyria theatre group makes a welcome return. This year, they are performing “The Lost World”, with our trail of over 70 life-sized dinosaurs, this is an ideal location for the play. Bring along a low back chair, blankets, and a picnic; kick your feet up and let Illyria entertain you. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Ascend Stella Mann College present an exciting and entertaining show, crammed with exhilarating dance numbers and fun-filled musical theatre. Come see the next generation of dance and singing stars in a high-octane performance of commercial, contemporary and jazz dance, singing and acting. Event Time 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market You will find a range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual. For those that want to decorate their homes with individual panache, whilst respecting the environment and engaging in the thrill of bartering for a bargain then this antique market is for you. Starts from 10am – 5pm at the Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ. Visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk for more information or contact Dawn Frary on 07751 296625.

Battle Proms at Hatfield House

Celebrate 20 years of Britain’s classical open-air concert series with Music, Spitfire, Cannons, Cavalry & Fireworks! Pack up the hampers and champers and join the crowd at the annual Battle Proms Picnic Concert, returning to the stunning grounds of Hatfield House. You will be treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of entertainment at this ‘Party in the Park’ with a difference. The musical programme will be augmented by a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling Napoleonic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. Gates open 4.30pm, entertainments from approx. 6.20pm, finish approx. 10.30pm. For further information, or to book tickets, please call 01432 355416 or visit the Battle Proms website: www.battleproms.com Tickets can also be purchased from The Hatfield House Gift Shop, located in The Stable Yard at Hatfield House.


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Times 10:00am - 2:00pm. Local traders visit Stable Yard at Hatfield House every third Sunday of the month to sell their produce in the courtyard. Cakes, crafts, beers, breads, baskets and honey are often part of the market. Entry and parking is FREE!! For more information visit either www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

Folk by the Oak – Hatfield House

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The festival’s ‘line-up of headliners’ has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a collection of exceptional live folk and acoustic artists in one day from 12pm – 10.30pm. Bring a picnic and a drink, or experience the variety of culinary delights available on site. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Diddy Movies: Pitch Perfect (12A)

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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Event time 11.30am (11.00am Doors) at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Bees and beekeeping are always a fascinating subject. Luke lives locally, has kept bees for over 11 years and is a member of the St Albans and District Bee Keepers Association. He has 13 hives and in 2016 collected 320lbs of delicious honey some of which he hopes to bring along to sell. There will also be a live observation hive to look at. Our open meetings take place at Park Street Village Hall, off the A5183, Park Street, St Albans, Herts AL2 2PX. Limited parking is available outside the hall. Start time of open meetings is 8.15pm unless otherwise stated.

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Going In Style (12A) Going in Style is a heist comedy film starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Film Time 7.30pm on Tuesday and 1.30pm & 7.30pm on Wednesday. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (12A) On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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great chef demos, kids cookery and circus workshops, and live music throughout the day. A great foodie day out for the whole family. Entrance to The Great British Food Festival is included in the Knebworth Park and Gardens admission ticket making for a very good value day out. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

St Albans Race for Life

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Race for life is the largest women only fundraising event in the UK. The St Albans event takes place in Verulamium Park, where over 3,000 women will come together and help raise money to beat cancer. Come along, walk, run, dance or sponsor. Why not enter with your friends and family? For more details or to enter the race, see the website www.raceforlife.org

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Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 2 Solid Entertainments are very pleased to announce the second Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Music Festival, with 6 acts performing throughout the day from 2.00pm through to 10.00pm. Please check the official site for further information: www.harpendenbluesfestival.co.uk The event takes place at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Choir. Each performance will be hosted by television presenter Pam Rhodes. Performances will include collaborative musical and vocal performances from local Rock Choirs. Tickets are priced at £20, £25 or £30 and are available from the Cathedral Box Office: 01727 890290 or www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson

Classics on the Common Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with more than 1,000 classics cars, motor cycles and scooters. Come along and join in the fun whatever the weather, from 2pm till dusk and help raise money for local charities. For more info visit: www.classicsonthecommon.com

The Wiggles

The Wiggles Big Show is coming to the UK Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony will play everyone’s favourite Wiggles songs like ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Rock-a-Bye your Bear’ and ‘Do the Propeller!’, along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword. Event Time 11am & 2pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s. The Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ is still a staple of radio playlists around the world. This performance is standing room only. Event time 8pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more info call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Game Fair

The Game Fair boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family, including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting. Visitors can also enjoy a host of food, drink and shopping stalls as well as outdoor activities including off-road driving. Ensuring there is something for everyone! For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Harpenden Record Fair

FREE Entry. 1,000s of records, CDs, Memorabilia, Rarities & Bargains.Refreshments all day. Event time 10am – 4pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Decorative Salvage and Vintage Fair

A fantastic mix of Architectural Salvage, Decorative Antiques & Vintage from top dealers. This fair will appeal to architects, designers & anyone else looking for really unusual pieces for the home & garden. At this fair you may find Garden Statuary, Antique Letterboxes, Vintage Industrial furniture, Architectural salvage & Reclaim, things that will interest designers, or anyone restoring a period property, quirky items from bygone eras. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Diddy Rascals: Rascals Rave

For those who have yet to experience the fun of a Diddy Rascal rave you are in for a treat. We recreate the heady days of rave in an environment the whole family will love. Our Rascals Rave is a fully decked-out nipper-friendly nightclub with face painting, inflatable props, soft play, ball pool and DJs playing the hottest club classics. Event time 2pm – 4pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more info call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Young Artists Summer Workshops, Harpenden - The Degas Workshop! Have some fun with colourful chalk pastels and draw your own dancers in the style of Edgar Degas. Young Artists is an inspirational art club that introduces children ages 4-11 years to the work of famous artists whilst developing their own creative and technical skills! Summer Holiday Workshops will take place in Harpenden at the Guide Headquarters, Townsend Lane, Harpenden AL5 2QW from Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th August between 9.30am and 11.30am, £20 per workshop Materials, aprons, snacks and drinks will be provided! For more information and bookings please visit www.young-artists.co.uk

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Get wild with your colours as we use acrylic paint to create pop-art animals! Young Artists is an inspirational art club that introduces children ages 4-11 years to the work of famous artists whilst developing their own creative and technical skills! Summer Holiday Workshops will take place in Harpenden at the Guide Headquarters, Townsend Lane, Harpenden AL5 2QW from Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th August between 9.30am and 11.30am, £20 per workshop Materials, aprons, snacks and drinks will be provided! For more information and bookings please visit www.young-artists.co.uk

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Young Artists Summer Workshops, Harpenden - The David Miller Workshop!

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Use your imagination as we go exploring under the sea to create beautiful watercolour paintings! Young Artists is an inspirational art club that introduces children ages 4-11 years to the work of famous artists whilst developing their own creative and technical skills! Summer Holiday Workshops will take place in Harpenden at the Guide Headquarters, Townsend Lane, Harpenden AL5 2QW from Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th August between 9.30am and 11.30am, £20 per workshop Materials, aprons, snacks and drinks will be provided! For more information and bookings please visit www.young-artists.co.uk

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Meraki Festival on Herts Show Ground Meraki Festival is a new 3 day summer Festival featuring a line-up of top live music acts across three major music stages, with special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy. The activities are all-inclusive - once you’re through the gates, you can enjoy all of our festival features for no extra cost! Each day has a different theme: Friday: If you like the 80’s then this is the day for you! Saturday: If you are more in to modern artists, chart music, pop and disco, then this is the day for you! Sunday: This is more of a soul day and is packed with lots of different music styles. Tickets: You can come for one day, three days or you can really get into the festival spirit and camp! Venue: Hertfordshire County Showground, Dunstable Road, St Albans, Herts. AL3 7PT. For more information please visit: www.merakifestival.com

Charity Dinner Dance with Soulfish 3 course meal with live music entertainment from Soulfish presented by Square in the Air. £45 per person, in loving memory of David Lanau. Net proceeds will be donated equally to MacMillan Cancer Support and East Anglian Air Ambulance charities. For more information, email info@davidsbattle. co.uk Event 6.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD.


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Max’s Messy Kitchen This brand new whacky show features puppets, magic, sing along, audience participation and lots and lots of fun! This fun filled show is situated in the heart of Hatfield Park Farm, known as Goats Pass. You are invited to bring along a picnic to enjoy this fun filled show as well as explore Hatfield Park Farm after the performance which is included in the ticket price! The show lasts approximately 50 minutes with two identical showings 1pm and 3pm shows. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

We Will Rock You (Schools Edition) The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Hemel & St Albans present We Will Rock You.The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Event Time 2.30pm & 6pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Steam, Crafts & Country Life Fair All day entertainment will include steam engines – both full size and scale, Jez Avery’s Stunt Bikes and Buggies, the ‘FANY’s’ Historical Re-enactment on Horseback Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs & kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment & much much more. And on Sunday at this event we are proud to host The Companion Dog Show, so bring along a canine friend and have a go. Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome at this show, but not in marquees with food please. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Shakespeare’s - The Comedy Of Errors Bring a low back chair & a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, magical and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Refreshments including popcorn & Pimms will also be available to purchase. Venue: Hatfield Park. For more info or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Rosalind and Celia, best friends and cousins, escape from the violent and repressive kingdom of Duke Frederick in search of a better life in the Forest of Arden. There they find love and freedom to be who they want to be. But Arden cannot solve all their problems. Love is never simple, idealism is sometimes naive, and the border of the forest cannot keep the world out forever. Oxford University Dramatic Society brings you an Arden of light and dark where raucous comedy and biting satire jostle for position. Venue: Hatfield Park. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Garden Theatre – The Emperor’s New Clothes Waiting for someone to invent something original? On the 17th you’ll need to bring your best clamouring for the cautionary tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, performed by the multi-award winning theatre group, Illyria. There are larger-than-life characters and lots to join in with. Gates open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes including 20 minute interval. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Art in Clay

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Celebrating 23 years of Art in Clay at Hatfield House in 2017, this show has now become one of the most important ceramic events in Europe.The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers. Some of the best ideas for ceramics in interior and garden design will be on display for you to admire and buy. Event Times 10am – 5.30pm in Hatfield Park. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market

You will find a range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual. For those that want to decorate their homes with individual panache, whilst respecting the environment and engaging in the thrill of bartering for a bargain then this antique market is for you. Starts from 10am – 5pm at the Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ. Visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk for more information or contact Dawn Frary on 07751 296625

Classic Ibiza

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Knebworth House will play host to Classic Ibiza, with favourite anthems from the White Island performed by a live world-class orchestra and internationally renowned artists. The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey perform classic Ibiza anthems under the stars. This will be the biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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Times 10:00am - 2:00pm. Local traders visit Stable Yard at Hatfield House every third Sunday of the month to sell their produce in the courtyard. Cakes, crafts, beers, breads, baskets and honey are often part of the market. Entry and parking is FREE!! For more info visit either www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

The Great British Prom

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Join us for The Great British Prom to pay tribute to British music from across the four nations beginning in England with songs such as the Dam Busters March, through Ireland for Danny Boy, Bread of Heaven in Wales, and the Flower of Scotland for our final nation, closing with a spectacular firework display! Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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The Wind In The Willows

Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall!. Performances last approx 100 mins and include a 20 min interval. You are invited to bring your own low back chairs and blankets along with picnics and refreshments, however we kindly ask that you refrain from bringing glassware. Performances will continue whatever the weather, so please come prepared! Event Times 2pm – 4pm in Hatfield Park Farm. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Brought to life by acclaimed Blunderbus Theatre, this big-hearted adventure is told with magical songs, enchanting music and exquisite puppetry. With lots of laughs and plenty of surprises, this is the perfect treat for 3 – 7 year olds and their grown-ups. There’s even a life-sized fire-breathing dragon! Little people aged 3 – 7 will love this funny, heart-warming tale of true friendship! Event time 2pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

August Bank Holiday Fun Fair on Harpenden Common Classic Motor Show An enthusiast’s paradise with a huge number of wonderful cars on display. Auto-jumble and trade stands. Many of the cars are for sale. Live commentary and arena displays of clubs, kit and custom cars. Pre- and post-war classics. It’s a fantastic day out for all the family, as the Gardens, Dinosaur Trail, Park and Adventure Playground ticket includes the Motor show. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Milton Jones ‘Nearly Out There: Work In Progress’ Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet. Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. Event time 7.30pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

The Pantaloons present A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bring a low back chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny and magical production of one of Shakespeare’s best plays. Performed in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Refreshments including popcorn and Pimms will also be available to purchase. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will start at 3pm until 5pm; attendees can enter the event site at 1:30pm in order to pick their viewing spot at The Elephant Dell. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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This summer, The Luna Cinema is turning our Garden into a spectacular open air cinema. Snuggle up with a blanket and a picnic chair and feel the electricity of a warm summer night as you watch one the classic films under the stars. You can bring your own food and drink or buy it on site, but please no glass as the field is used by grazing herds of deer. Gates open 6.30pm. Film 8pm. Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX. For more info visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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After the huge success of Harpenden’s 2016 Beer Festival the landlords and landlady from three local pubs are busy planning this year’s event. Sid and Daren from The Plough and Harrow, Pete from The Engineer and Tony from The Carpenters Arms, are hosting Harpenden’s seventh independent Beer Festival on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September at the Royal British Legion. This year’s festival promises to be even better than 2016; with over SEVENTY real ales, Perry’s and Ciders, food will be available all day along. This year’s live music is supplied by two very popular local bands: Number 7 on Friday Night and the Carnegies on Saturday. Admission is £5 including branded festival glass. CAMRA Members free admission before 6pm on both days. For the latest information about the festival follow the beer festival on facebook, search for “Harpenden Beer Festival”. This event is brought to you by the publicans of:

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The Harpenden Floral Decoration Club Floral demonstration by Edna and Melanie Harris “The Harristocracy”at 2pm Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. Visitors very welcome. For more information call 01582 621757

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Harpenden Beer Festival 2017

The Engineer, The Plough & Harrow and The Carpenters Arms. Come along and support the local publicans, who put on this fun filled event!

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The Whitney Houston Show The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Vintage, Antiques & Collectors’ Market

You will find a range of stalls selling furniture, silverware, china, glass, books, prints, postcards and the unusual. For those that want to decorate their homes with individual panache, whilst respecting the environment and engaging in the thrill of bartering for a bargain then this antique market is for you. Starts from 10am – 5pm at the Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NQ. Visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk for more information or contact Dawn Frary on 07751 296625.

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Antiques & Collectors Fair Antiques & Collectors Fair at Redbourn Village Hall. With up to 40 tables selling quality antique and interesting collectable items in two halls. Our stallholders are always interested in buying collectable items that you no longer need. Quality Hot and cold refreshments are available from our caterers. Free on-site and on-street parking and Wi-Fi available and Full Disabled Facilities Within the building. For more info please contact White Knight Fairs on: 0777 166 8913 or visit www.antiques-atlas.com

Rockin on Heaven’s Door This is a breath-taking roller-coaster ride back to the heady days of the very first teenagers – fabulous 50s and the swinging 60s. This is a real, live wire show, quite rightly referred to in The Stage & Television Today as ‘A Classic Slice of Social History’. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Farmers’ Market at Stable Yard at Hatfield House

Times 10:00am - 2:00pm. Local traders visit Stable Yard at Hatfield House every third Sunday of the month to sell their produce in the courtyard. Cakes, crafts, beers, breads, baskets and honey are often part of the market. Entry and parking is FREE!! For more information visit either www.hatfield-house.co.uk/events

Phil Rudd Band

The Australian drummer played in several Melbourne bands, such as Buster Brown and the Coloured Balls, before joining up with rock giants AC/DC in 1975. Then over the next four years Rudd powered the band to super stardom with his dogged consistency and unshakable back beat. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Park Street & Frogmore Society presents - Going Wild in the Hebrides by Phil & Ann Farrer.

Many of you will remember Phil & Ann’s previous excellent talks but this is a new one for the PSFS. Ann and Phil have travelled to many parts of the world in pursuit of their joint interest in birds and they present a series of talks based upon these journeys. Each talk is well illustrated using their own photographs and has birds as the main theme but also includes aspects of environment, animals and plants. Ann was Group Leader of the Hemel Hempstead RSPB Members’ Group for 12 years and Phil is a Chartered Biologist and keen photographer. Both have been very involved with the Red Kite release project in the Chilterns. This talk is a compilation of many visits made at different times of the year. It looks at the birds and other wildlife on both the Inner and the Outer Hebrides. This talk is a little longer than normal so there will be a short break in the middle for refreshments. Donations towards the PSFS welcome. Our open meetings take place at Park Street Village Hall, off the A5183, Park Street, St Albans, Herts AL2 2PX. Limited parking is available outside the hall. Start time of open meetings is 8.15pm unless otherwise stated.

Tosca Russian State Opera presents Premiere of the Opera Tosca – A dramatic masterpiece where love and, politics collide and murder takes place at the highest level. Event Time 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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France in Harpenden The popular French Market from France returns to Harpenden Common on Friday and Saturday September from 10am – 5pm.

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling. Event Time 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Moonlight Walk. St Albans

Take part in this 10 mile walk around the streets of St Albans under the light of the moon. £15 per walker. To sign up visit www.renniegrove.org/moonlight or call 01727 731028.

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OCT food and delightful drinking holes, the festival is a great time to try something new or different. CAMRA

Beer Festival, St Albans Street Feastival on 1 October 2017 from 12-6pm. The Food & Drink Awards will be revealed at Sopwell House Hotel on Monday 2 October followed by a week of celebratory events to explore the eateries in and around our district. For more info please visit: www.enjoystalbans.com

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This long weekend of music making is now entering its sixth year, and is an annual treat for music OCT lovers. Welcoming musicians of the highest international standards, the festival is put together by Artist Director Guy Johnston. Hailing from Hertfordshire, Guy delights in bringing live music to the special setting of Hatfield House. We can look forward to musical offering from three quartets, two orchestras, a chorus and a number of acclaimed singers and soloists. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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EVENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN OCTOBER 2017 3rd October - The Harpenden Floral Decoration Club

Floral demonstration by Doug Howard “A Man and a Box of Flowers” at 2pm Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. Visitors very welcome. For more information call 01582 621757 S

Sunday 8th October - The Herts 10k

The Herts 10k is a charity run, raising funds for Grove House Hospice.The route starts in Rothamsted Park and heads out towards Redbourn, along the Nickey Line and coming back into Rothamsted Park allowing runners to enjoy some glorious sights of the district’s countryside. Event d=starts from 10am at Rothamsted Park,Amenbury Lane, Harpenden,AL5 2EF. For more information or to enter the event, see the website www.herts10k.com Thurs 12th October – Harpenden Seniors Forum – Seniors Fair

Over 30 local organisations have taken stands to promote their work at this popular event.Visitors will find a mix of charities, voluntary & commercial organisations. Come along and find out what’s available locally, either for yourself, a family member, friend or neighbour.This event starts from 10.30am – 2pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. Sun 22nd Oct - Luxury Wedding Show at Sopwell House, St. Albans

The Luxury Wedding Show has partnered with some of the UK most luxurious and stylish five star hotels to deliver a unique showcase of wedding exhibitors and provide a relaxed atmosphere for brides-to-be and their wedding party to experience a truly unique day out, while being introduced to suppliers in every area required for their special day. Show Opens from 11:00 – 15:00 at Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St.Albans, Hertfordshire,AL1 2HQ. Individual ticket price £5.00 on the day, Free if you pre-register at www.luxuryweddingshow.co.uk

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Weekly Harpenden Health Walks Hatching Green Every Tuesday – Free Led Walks for adults and children. Meet at Hatching Green, Redbourn Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JP. Before joining your first walk, please register online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk and bring your reference number with you, or just turn up 10 minutes early and fill in a registration form on the day. The Daylight Club We are a friendly social club for adults of working age with physical disabilities. Meet every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at St Johns Church Hall, Harpenden and Friday from 11am to 3pm at Christchurch, High Oaks, St Albans. We are a member led club that provides a safe and supportive environment where members meet to participate in a variety of interactive workshops, guest speakers, day trips and community events. We welcome new members.

Redbourn Watermill and Bakery St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Redbournbury Watermill is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers & was extensively restored following a fire in 1987. 1000 years of milling history at the last working mill on the river Ver. Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS. Tel: 01582 792874 Visit website for more information & opening times: www.redbournburymill.co.uk

We are the local club serving this area for those interested in stamps and postal history and offer monthly meetings between September and May normally featuring displays and talks on philatelic subjects. The meetings start at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden). For more details please call Knebworth House Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 762284 or One of England’s most beloved stately email: p.mellor@btinternet.com homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts. Knebworth Verulamium Museum House, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6PY Tel: The Museum of everyday life in 01438 812661. Visit website for more Roman Britain. Verulamium Museum is information & opening times: on the site of one of the major cities in www.knebworthhouse.com Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside you will find: recreated Roman Glaze Time rooms, hands-on Discovery Areas, Pop-up pottery painting for everyone. video presentations, touch screen Drop in and spend an hour creating databases, some of the finest Roman something special for a loved one or mosaics and wall plasters outside the just for fun... Capture your child’s hand/ Mediterranean. Opening Hours: Monday foot print for their grandparents to - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.30pm Last admission 5.00pm treasure. Catch up with friends whilst personalising ‘your’ mug. Let your little Visit the website for admission charges & ones express themselves avoiding the further info: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-andculture/sports_physical_activity/ everyone/disability/daylight/ mess at home! The options are endless f: www.facebook.com/Daylightwith a paint brush, sponge, glaze and a Club-223114177715673/ piece of unglazed pottery. Phone: 01727 819214 or 07762 Find us weekly at the following venues 595936. Email salpi@1life.co.uk (term time only) Search for us on facebook “Glaze Time”.

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre Open from the first Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am until 5pm Tel: 01727 826400 www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Sopwell Nunnery

This romantic ruin is all that remains of the Tudor mansion built around 1560 by Sir Richard Lee, a soldier & royal engineer, granted the land by Henry VIII in 1540. Lee’s first house was built on top of the medieval nunnery, which itself dated back to 1140. Open: During PARK STREET CAMERA CLUB daylight hours/at any reasonable time. Every Thursday 7.45 for 8.00 pm, Admission: Free DISABLED ACCESS: St. Stephen Parish Centre, Station Road, Sopwell Nunnery is situated in a mainly Bricket Wood, AL2 3PJ. level grassed area, but there is no Visit www.parkstreetcameraclub.com path. For further details, visit: www. or Tel: 01923 673323 for details. stalbansmuseums.org.uk

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St Albans Clock Tower Built between 1403 & 1412, the Clock Tower is the only medieval town belfry in England. It was first & foremost a political statement; the townspeople used it to assert their freedom, power and wealth in the face of St Albans’ Abbey. The Tower’s bell, which has survived over 600 years of use, allowed the town to sound its own hours and, until 1863, the Curfew. It also gave the alarm in case of “fire or fray”. Its bell rang out the first Battle of St. Albans during the Wars of the Roses in 1455. Today you can climb to the top of the Tower & enjoy magnificent views of St Albans & the surrounding countryside. Disabled access is difficult as there is a restricted entrance and 93 narrow steps to the top. Open Saturday and Sunday only (and selected Bank Holidays), Easter to end of September 10:30am - 5pm.

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Weekly English Traditional Folk Dance

St Johns Church Social Club

Park Hall, Leyton Rd, Harpenden Regular practice for English traditional folk dance for children 6 - 18 years. 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. Email: lynda.swaine@btinternet.com

A social club for adults with physical disabilities that meet at St Johns Church, St Johns Rd, Southdown, Harpenden AL1 5DJ. We meet from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday and the members Hertfordshire Chorus get involved in a range of workshops, Rehearses Wednesday 7.30pm-10.00pm listen to guest speakers and go on trips. www.hertfordshirechorus.org.uk or email: If you are interested please call Salpi on membership@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk 01727 819214 or 07762 595936 or pop in and say hello. Dance Summer School Monday Nights The Royal British Legion Harpenden Barbershop Harmony Tel: 07710 033363 Club (The Kings of Herts Chorus) Rehearse at Wood End School, Yeoman’s Avenue, St Albans Branch of the Locomotive Harpenden,AL5 3EF each Thursday evening from Club of Great Britain (LCGB) 7:30pm. Web: www.kingsofherts.co.uk A voluntary railway study group, interested in Chairman : Paul Nash 07931 548201 all aspects of the subject. We meet on the 2nd Membership Secretary : Peter Phillips 01582 622582 Thurs of each month from Sept to May each year. We meet at the United Reformed Church Hardynge Choir (Harpenden/ Watford Rd, St Albans, Herts AL2 3HG, located Wheathampstead based choral society) about 2 miles from the centre of St Albans. Tel: 01582 760 854 Starting at 7pm & last for around 2.5 hrs. Cost is Web: www.hardynegchoir.org a £3.00 donation. The St Albans LCGB is one of 8 similar branches dotted around England, which Harpenden Light Operatic Society serve as the ‘grass roots’ of the central LCGB, Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, which has a head office in London. Further St John’s Hall. 8.00pm details of the LCGB can be found at www.lcgb. Tel: 01582 622 420 or 768 574 org.uk or contact Murray on 01442 251540 or Web: www.harpenden-operatic.co.uk email: murray@mustang100.plus.com

Harpenden Country Market Friday mornings 9.00 - 11.30 Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden. Great range of fresh home baked, handcrafted foods inc: vegetarian Indian cuisine, breads, cakes, biscuits, savouries & preserves. Also, free range eggs, plants, hand-made cards, knitwear, quilts & crafts.

Monkey Music Harpenden Award winning classes for babies & young Children (from 3 months to 4 years). Email: harpenden.hitchin@monkeymusic.co.uk or Tel: 01582 620446 or visit our website: www.monkeymusic.co.uk

St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic Society The Philatelic Society offer monthly meetings between September and May. The meetings start at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A19081 between St Albans and Harpenden). Please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 7762284.

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Harpenden Winds Small Wind Orchestra www.stalbans.gov.uk/harpendenwinds

The Lea Singers Harpenden (Rehearse at St George’s School, Weds 19.45 – 22.00) Tel: 01582 620 993 Email: leasingerspress@fsmail.net Web: www.leasingers.co.uk

Hiel’ and Toe Club Lourdes Hall, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PF. Tel: 01582 769 607 Web: www.hielandtoeclub.uk

Arts Club Harpenden Public Hall, Southdown Rd. (7.30 – 9.30 most Thursday evenings) Web:www.harpendenartsclub.org.uk

Doodley Bugs Art & Craft Classes for under 5’s. Mon: 10-11 Harpenden Trust Hall. Booking essential. Tel: 07710 889092 www.doodleybugs.co.uk or email monica@ doodleybugs.co.uk

Harpenden Health Walk Every Tuesday. Free led Health Walks, 10.30am. Meet for either: White Horse P.H. Car Park, Redbourn Lane, AL5 2JP. Tel: 01462 459395 See www.hertslink.org/cms/healthwalks

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Every Thursday. Free led Health Walks, English Miscellany Folk Dance Display Group 10.30am. Meet: Public Car Park, behind The - East Hyde Village Hall, Lower Bull, East Lane. Wheathamsted, AL4 8BL. Harpenden Road, LU2 9QB. Tel: 01462 459395. Email: publicity@englishmiscellany.com See www.hertslink.org/cms/healthwalks Web: www. englishmiscellany.com

Children’s Card Making Workshop Music Makers Choir of Harpenden 3nd Saturday every month at Artscape.

Meet on Wednesdays at Harpenden Booking Essential Tel: 01582 766385 High Street Methodists Church at 8pm. For more information contact Rebecca. Harpenden Photographic Society Meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday night of each Rebecca.al.mitchell@hotmail.co.uk month at the Trust Hall, 90 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 1PS from 8pm – 10pm. Musicale Adult Band Visit www.Harpendenphotographicsociety.co.uk Tuesday evenings, all standards Magic Voices Mixed Contemporary Choir welcome. Tel: 01582 713 333 A contemporary choir, based in Email: info@musicale.co.uk Harpenden. Monday eve - 8-10pm at Web: www.musicale.co.uk Roundwood Park School, Harpenden. Visit www.magicvoices.co.uk

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History in Hertfordshire - YOUR LOCAL MUSEUMS -

Ashwell Village Museum

You will find all manner of wondrous curiosities relating to the village of Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Here the untold history of the village, from goddesses to genealogy, from birds to breweries the whole of human life is here. www.ashwellmuseum.org.uk

Bishop Stortford Museum

The museum houses two main collections: the unique Cecil Rhodes collection - a large collection of artefacts, documents and archives relating to the life and times of Cecil Rhodes - and the local history collections which provide a fascinating insight into the history of Bishop’s Stortford. www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

British Schools Museum, Hitchin

There is literally no other museum like the British Schools Museum in Hitchin. The 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world! Then there are our 3 other historic classrooms, the Headmaster’s House and our wonderful displays and exhibitions based upon the extraordinary collection of 47,000 objects! www.britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk/

Bushey Museum

The Museum tells the story of Bushey and its unique artistic history. It has a large collection of works and articles relating to Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA and his world-renowned Art School. Also on show is the Lucy Kemp-Welch Memorial Trust Collection, including many of Lucy’s superb paintings of horses. www.busheymuseum.org

Cromer Windmill

Hertfordshire’s sole surviving windmill and a grade II* listed building dates from 1681. It stands on an artificial mound just outside Cromer, near Ardeley, in which parish a windmill has stood for nearly 800 years. www.hertfordshirebpt.org

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre Located at Salisbury Hall, where the Mosquito prototype was originally designed,the museum boasts a huge collection of de Havilland aircraft and sections ranging from DH Moths to modern Military Jets . www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum The Museum has a collection of 1500 objects and 10,000 photographs. The collection began in 1999 with a few items and photographs preserved for the local community by a handful of volunteers. www.elstree-museum.org.uk

The Forge Museum Much Hadham The Forge Museum is set in an attractive Grade II* listed building situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham. Once a farmhouse of the Moor Place Estate, the earlier parts of the building date from the 15th century. The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion, and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith’s shop were added. www.hadhammuseum.org.uk

Hatfield House The house is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel. Displayed throughout the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of England’s foremost political families. www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Dacorum Heritage Trust

The Museum houses in excess of 110,000 artefacts relating to the history of the Borough.The collection is varied and includes paintings, photographs, documents, archaeology and textiles as well as many local and social history artefacts. It covers a period from Neolithic times (around 6,000 years ago), to the present day and gives a wonderful insight into the long history and culture of the Dacorum area.

Datchworth Museum

Comprising one ground floor room with the original forge, the museum on Datchworth Green boasts more than 900 artefacts, the majority of which have been donated by residents of the village and can be viewed in glass cabinets. www.hertfordshire.com

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It is this ethos that is the blood of Riverbanks. We promise that we will always be truthful, we will always do our best for you and we will always listen to you. We have an open door policy in the event of you having any concerns with your treatment. Often, simple reassurance after a quick checkup is all that is required. We offer a wide range of treatments from the most reputable brands around the world. One of the many benefits of having Dr Jain as our medical director is that he frequently travels the globe sharing his expertise and also gains ideas and skills from other global experts, bringing them to the Riverbanks team to share with our wonderful patients. So from injectable treatments such as botox and fillers, to acne scar removal, to fat reduction (both using gentle liposuction or the noninvasive Coolsculpting), to skin peels, to laser skin rejuvenation, to mole removals, to sweat reduction, to hair thickening treatments, we offer it. Just so long as there is excellent clinical evidence we provide it.

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STAYING SAFE IN It is important to protect your and your children’s skin in the sun to avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion. Here is some useful advice from the NHS to help us all stay safe in the sun this summer. What sun protection factor (SPF) should I use? Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The higher the SPF, the better. Go for broad spectrum sunscreens, which protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Make sure the product is not past its expiry date; most sunscreens have a shelf life of two to three years. And don’t use little, it takes 9 teaspoons to cover an adult from head to toe… which is a lot more than most of us use. What is broad spectrum and the star-rating? Broad-spectrum products provide protection against the sun’s UVB and UVA rays. The sun protection factor, or SPF, is a measurement of the amount of UVB protection; the higher the number, the greater the protection. In the UK, UVA protection is measured with a star ratings; snscreens has from 0 to 5 stars. The higher the number of stars, the greater the protection. 86

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Harpenden Waste Away is a friendly, affordable, local rubbish and waste removal company. Our goal is to make waste removal fuss free for our customers, we take great pride in the work we do. Whether you want to clear out the garage, get rid of that old furniture, have some bulky waste that you can’t fit in your dustbin, or have a full house clearance. Big or small just give us a call, we arrive at the agreed time, put your waste in our caged Mercedes vehicle and drive it away. It couldn’t be easier. No fuss, no hidden charges, no waiting for a skip. Let us do all the work for you! Do you know where your rubbish is going? Beware of companies that under charge. Use Harpenden Waste Away safe in the knowledge that your waste will be disposed of legally and ethically. Harpenden Waste Away will always provide a professional service at a reasonable price. We are a company committed to recycling and take the rubbish to transfer stations which recycle all reusable materials. Our flexible approach ensures that we can meet your waste management needs in a quick, professional and friendly manner. Don’t delay call us today 07486 646756.

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bathroom & kitchen specialist

Plumbsmith are a local business providing complete design & build solutions to domestic & commercial clients.

“Fantastic! We are so thrilled with our new bathroom. Thank you, it really has been a pleasure from design consultation meetings through to completion. Would highly recommend Plumbsmith.”

Receive a minimum of 20% Discount on all Sanitary Ware when booking with Plumbsmith Contact Simon Smith on: 07961 067894 or 01582 765060

simon@plumbsmith.co.uk www.plumbsmith.co.uk

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RUBBISH REMOVAL AND RECYCLING

Harpenden Waste Away Ltd is a professional, friendly, reliable service that remove rubbish from homes, gardens and commercial business premises. The company is fully licensed with the Environment Agency as a registered waste carrier and is fully insured. Local friendly service - Domestic house & garden clearance Commercial business waste removal - No Job too big or too small Removal of almost all types of rubbish – Same day collection Areas we cover: Harpenden, St. Albans, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, Welwyn Garden City, Hitchin, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Dunstable & all surrounding areas.

Call Harpenden Waste Away Ltd today and arrange your rubbish removal

07486 646756

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The Perfect Painter! - ML Williams Martin Williams has lived in Harpenden for the last thirty years and in that time has built up a good reputation locally as a professional painter and decorator. Having worked in the trade for over 26 years, he is an experienced, professional, decorator who comes highly recommended by local estate agents and customers. Ken Whittaker, Director of John Curtis said “I have used Martin now for over 10 years and would have no hesitation in recommending his services. As well as working on my own home, I run a property business and Martin has worked for lots of my clients.Without exception, they have all been delighted with the quality of his work, as well as his ever cheerful manner!� Martin prides himself on his reliable, friendly, professional service and he can help with all types of painting and decorating, as well as property maintenance. Specializing in all types of domestic and commercial decorating, he has built up a trustworthy business solely based on recommendations. All jobs are completed and exceed customer expectations and work can be carried out for customers with tight deadlines, which ones agreed, are always met and completed to a master finish. Call Martin from M.L Williams today to arrange a Free, no obligation quotation. Tel: 01582 764978 Mobile: 07812 213036 Email: info@mlw-decorators.co.uk Website: www.mlw-decorators.co.uk

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FLAT PACK MIKE Assembly Service

Harpenden Based Flat Pack Man available to take the headache out of building your furniture.

Call Mike today with your IKEA Model Name for a Free Quote on:

01582 713034

or email: info@flatpackmike.co.uk

FLAT PACK MIKE

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HOW TO KEEP THE FLIES OUT OF YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER! I love summer, but my one bug (no pun intended) bare is the flies; annoying and unhygienic, I cannot stand them buzzing through every open window and door. This year I thought I’d try some natural remedies to keep them at bay; fingers crossed one of them will work….and if they don’t, at least my home will smell nice! 1. Basil Apparently flies do not like the strong smell. You can also plant mint, lavender or marigold in your garden to get rid of flies outside. 2. Essential Oils Essential oils, such as lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemon grass, not only possess gentle aroma, but they also work effectively in keeping away the house flies. Spraying such oils around your home should keep you fly free. 3.Apple and Clove Apparently, flies cannot bear the smell of cloves; stud an apple with cloves and hang around the home.

4.Apple Cider Vinegar Put some apple cider vinegar in a bowl; to create some surface tension, add some washing up liquid. The flies will be attracted to the smell, but won’t be able to escape. 5. Cucumbers Placing cucumber slices on the top of your rubbish bin is an effective way that prevents flies from laying their eggs there – again, it’s the smell they don’t like. If all else fails, you could always try a good old-fashioned fly swat. You can go traditional, or if you, like my husband, like a gadget you can get electric versions!

FINE ROOFING ROOFING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

TILING • SLATING • LEADWORK • VELUX WINDOWS FLAT ROOFS • GUTTERING • UPVC FACIAS & SOFFITS

CALL GARY ON: 01582 621366 OR 07966 397734 info@fineroofing.co.uk www.fineroofing.co.uk 57 COLDHARBOUR LANE HARPENDEN AL5 4NF 108


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CLARIDGE & HALL BROS LTD DECORATING DIVISION Quality work at competitive prices in Harpenden and the surrounding areas.

EXTERNAL & INTERNAL WORK INCLUDING PAPER HANGING

Please telephone: Claridge & Hall for a

FREE QUOTATION on 01582 840201

CLARIDGE & HALL BROS LTD

MARKYATE

Est 1890

01582 840201

Complete building services under one roof TJ Building Services is a trusted construction company that offers a wide range of building and property maintenance services. Our range of building services includes home renovations, plumbing and electrical work, property conversions, kitchen installations and more. Our local builders have gained a great wealth of knowledge and expertise working on many domestic and commercial projects in the area. With over 20 years of experience, we have built a long list of loyal customer base.

Telephone: 01582 794355 or 07782 129863

Web: www.tjbuildingservices.co.uk Email: tjbuildingservices@mail.com St Albans, Hertfordshire

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COMMUNICATIONS POWERED BY:

SIGN UP FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ONLINE

Neighbourhood Watch is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever, now involving millions of people across the country. It is based on the simple idea that you and your neighbours can help to reduce crime and create a better place to live, work and play.

Around 100,000 households in Hertfordshire are members of Hertfordshire Neighbourhood Watch, which is more than 1 in 5 of our residential addresses.The number of new members is increasing all the time, at a rate of about 500 per month. Hertfordshire residents regularly receive messages about crime prevention, missing people and security advice thanks to the award winning Online Watch Link (OWL). See www. hertswatch.com for details of how to sign up.

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KEITH TRODDEN PROJECTS LIMITED

DECORATING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

All Painting & Decorating work undertaken Internal & External Plastering • Coving • Tiling • Renovations Domestic • Commercial • Fully Insured

Tel: 01582 763045 Mob: 07970 029952

32 Wroxham Way, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4PP

info@keithtrodden.co.uk www.keithtrodden.co.uk Maurice Carpentry half page ad.pdf

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Maurice Carpentr y Domestic & Commercial Carpentry

With over 27 year experience, Maurice can help with all aspects of carpentry work from Roofing Joists, Fitting Stairs to Doors, Floors and Finishing work. He is available for Commercial & Domestic work in Harpenden, St Albans and surrounding area and offers a quality service at a competitive price!

For a FREE estimate or to discuss the works please call or email

Tel: 01727 866308 Mobile: 07861 653814 Email: mauricec arp entr y@aol.com

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Skip hire do’s and don’ts! If your skip needs to be placed on the public highway (any road adopted or maintained by the council) you will need a valid permit from your local council. This is normally taken care of via the skip company, but it’s always worth checking. For obvious reasons certain materials, such as asbestos, cannot be disposed of in a standard skip. You will be liable for any illegal materials placed in your skip so you must check with the council what is and what’s not allowed. As a rough guide the following waste is normally acceptable: Bricks, Rubble, Wood, Metal, Hard Core,Plastics, vegetation / green waste, Furniture, Furnishings, Fittings (non-electrical), Cookers, Fittings (nonelectrical), Plastic, Packaging (including cardboard, plastics, polystyrene, Domestic waste such as food and food packaging, Soil (not contaminated with asbestos or oil), Solidified paint.

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The following waste materials must not be placed in skips and cannot be accepted for disposal Fridges,Televisions, Computer Towers, Computer Screens, Microwaves, Household Batteries, Plasterboard,Tyres, Liquids (Hydraulic Oil, Engine Oil, Cooking Oil), Clinical Waste (Medical Waste of any kind), Compressed Gas Cylinders/Bottles (Full or Empty), Vehicle Batteries, Solvents (Such as Paint & Glue), Other Chemicals (Processing Fluids, Bleach, Detergent) If you have any queries contact your skip company or local council, who will be able to answer any of your questions.


Extensions & Alterations All General Building Work Loft Conversions All Brickwork Undertaken Carpentry & Joinery Property Renovations Roofing & Roof Repairs

Call: 01582 621347 / Mob: 07594 541870 Email: info@pshalsey.co.uk Web: www.pshalsey.co.uk 9 Tallents Crescent, Harpenden, Herts AL5 5BP

Cupboards

Kitchen Design & Installation Made to measure Fitted Wardrobes Laminate & Harwood Flooring Purpose made Cupboard/Shelving Units Floor & Wall Tiling • Decoration

Wardrobes

TEL JON: 01582 483459 / 07980 235644

www.cutmorecarpentry.co.uk

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Unit D Batford Mill Lower Luton Road Harpenden Herts AL5 5BZ

KEEPING LOCAL FACILITIES UP TO SCRATCH InVerulamium Park,the popular splash park has been resurfaced to get it ready for this summer’s fun packed water play. >> >> >> >> >>

EXTENSIONS AND ALTERATIONS NICEIC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS DECORATIONS AND BATHROOMS JOINERY MANUFACTURERS MASTERBOND WARRANTY AVAILABLE

Nearby, damaged fencing at the tennis courts is to be replaced. We have done more silt removal at the lake and are introducing additional measures to help keep the water clean. Our current work with the Environment Agency is about finding long term solutions to the water quality issues there. Elsewhere, work has begun to renew the playground at the Victoria Playing Fields in St Albans, with additional funding raised by local people.The Foxcroft playground will undergo a similar transformation later in the year. In Harpenden, repairs to brickwork at Luton Road Bridge have now been completed.

OVER 50 YEARS SERVING HARPENDEN AND SURROUNDING AREAS DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL

AIR CONDITIONING * SERVICING INSTALLATIONS * REPAIRS • Lighting • Heating • Power Installations • • Telephone Extensions • Data Wiring • • Periodic Electrical Inspections • • Portable Appliance Testing • • TV • FM Installations • • Complete Rewires • Security Lighting • • Security System Installations • • Wiring Materials at TRADE PRICES • • No Sub-Contractor Labour Used •

TEL: 01582 715072

www.deekselectrical.co.uk Fax: 01582 712981 • sparks@deekselectrical.co.uk

103 STATION ROAD HARPENDEN HERTS AL5 4UJ

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ST ALBANS SHOWROOM OPENING THIS SUMMER Come and visit us at 70 London Road, St Albans

EST. 2007

Kitchen & Bathroom Specialists Full Design & Installation Service GADDESDEN ROW | HARPENDEN | ST ALBANS Email: info@hawkinteriors.co.uk Call: 01442 842634 Visit: www.hawkinteriors.co.uk

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NONPAREIL KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS Nonpareil Kitchens and Bathrooms is a family run business that prides itself in offering an unrivalled level of service to the St Albans and Harpenden local area. The company offers bespoke kitchen and bathroom designs with a fully integrated installation service. Whether it’s a traditional, classical or modern installation, Nonpareil has the extensive knowledge to make your ideas and needs a reality. Nonpareil’s Gas Safe plumbing and heating division is also on hand to assist with all types of plumbing and heating requirements, from general plumbing to full central heating installations. The showroom is based in the quaint village of Wheathampstead, providing you with ideas on how to turn your dream bathroom and kitchen into a reality at an affordable price. Visit the showroom or get in touch today: Address: 23 High Street, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8BB Tel: 01582 832 121 Web: www.nonpareilsolutions.co.uk

Goodson Builders Ltd ESTABLISHED 1975

Extensions & renovations and expert in conservation & heritage work complete service from drawings to decoration quality old fashioned craftmanship plus competitive old fashioned prices guaranteed to please. Full Building Maintenance Service ALL WORK QUALITY ASSURED & GUARANTEED

CALL: 07850 746171 FAX: 01582 873456

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Contemporary and classical spaces designed to exceed your expectations. Nonpareil Kitchens and Bathrooms is a family run business that prides itself in offering an unrivalled level of service to the St Albans & Harpenden local area. The company offers bespoke kitchen and bathroom designs with a fully integrated installation service. Whether it’s a traditional, classical or modern installation, Nonpareil has the extensive knowledge to make your ideas and needs a reality. Nonpareil’s Gas Safe plumbing and heating division is also on hand to assist with all types of plumbing and heating requirements, from general plumbing to full central heating installations... Visit the showroom or get in touch today.

23 High Street, Wheathampstead, Her tfordshire, AL4 8BB 01582 832 121 - www.nonpareilsolutions.co.uk 117

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FIXED PENALTY NOTICES & FLY-TIPPING The Council has new powers to issue £400 fixed penalty notice fines for smaller scale fly-tipping offences. In the past, councils have found it difficult to take action in Magistrates Courts to tackle smaller scale fly-tipping. Such crime costs local tax-payers thousands of pounds each year. It also angers law-abiding residents greatly. We’re determined to do what we can to stop those who do it. Fixed Penalty Notices can also be used to fine people using the services of a contractor who is not a licensed waste carrier. So if you are tempted by a man-in- a-van offering cheap disposal of your rubbish, think twice. It’s your responsibility to check they are licensed. Harpenden House half page ad.pdf

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You can do so at www. gov.uk (search ‘waste carrier’).

Our Serviced Apartments are available for short or long-term stays, providing a perfect residential retreat for business travellers on shortterm assignments, corporate relocations and leisure travellers.

You feel at Home when you book a Harpenden House Apartment.

Harpenden House serviced apartments are located in the heart of the Town Centre. The apartments are close to many bars and restaurants, the station is a 5 minute walk which offers a 20 minute fast rail service into London, along with Luton airport being a 15 minute taxi ride away.

info@harpendenhouse.com www.harpendenhouse.com

Tel: 01582 761642

65 High Street, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 2SL 118


HARPENDEN’S FAMILY FIRM YOU CAN TRUST

Your complete building service, large and small works, professional advice

Lafters, The Common, Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3PD

Telephone: Harpenden (01582) 713919 Email: enquiries@rcgrimwade.co.uk

HARPENDEN’S FAMILY FIRM YOU CAN TRUST

Your complete plumbing, heating and friendly gas service. Bathroom and shower specialists.

Lafters, The Common, Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3PD

Telephone: Harpenden (01582) 713919 Email: enquiries@rcgrimwade.co.uk 119

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E-mail us now for a quotation - rolandscarpets@xln.co.uk

HARPENDEN’S LONGEST ESTABLISHED FLOORING SUPPLIER Established 1986

REMEMBER: We have over 4,000 carpets and 800 vinyl samples. We also undertake floor repairs, screeding, boarding etc. You’ll be amazed how competitively priced we are!! The Area’s Leading Fitted Carpets Specialist Since 1956

14 Church Green, Harpenden

01582 763424

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CLARIDGE & HALL BROS LTD ROOFING DIVISION Quality work at competitive prices in Harpenden and the surrounding areas.

WE SPECIALISE IN ALL TYPES OF ROOFING WORK

Re-Roofing - Luton Hoo

New Flats - London Colney

New Build Roof - Harpenden

Please telephone: Graham Parkins for advice or a FREE QUOTATION on 01582 840201 120

New Slating & Leadwork

CLARIDGE & HALL BROS LTD

MARKYATE

Est 1890

01582 840201


TOTAL BUILDING MATERIAL SOLUTIONS Harpenden Building Supplies is a new partnership formed between Harpenden Skips & Sextons Building Supplies.

Sextons have been supplying materials to the building trade for over 50 years, primarily from Watford but now the depot has moved to Flamstead, near Harpenden.We aim to be a one stop service provider for all of your building, timber, aggregate and waste requirements. We stock a comprehensive range of products from the industry’s leading manufacturers at competitive prices from our Flamstead depot.We also offer same day and next day delivery to site utilising our fleet of lorries and vans to assist with the smooth running of your building projects. We offer trade accounts and are open to the public for collection and delivery. We deliver same day / next day covering Herts, Beds, Bucks and North London Hill & Coles Farm, London Road, Flamstead, Herts AL3 8HA Tel: 01582 840 876 / 01582 765 657 1 14/12/2016 14:37 W: www.harpendenbuildingsupplies.co.uk E: info@harpendenbuildingsupplies.co.uk Harpenden Building Supplies half page ad.pdf

Building & Landscaping Material ON YOUR DOORSTEP! BRICKS • BLOCKS • LINTELS • DRAINAGE • AGGREGATES CEMENT • PLASTERBOARD • SHEET MATERIAL MDF MOULDINGS • CARCASSING TIMBER • FENCING PAVING • BLOCK PAVING • KERB & EDGING • DRAINAGE DPC & MEMBRANE • LOOSE AGGREGATES HAND TOOLS • SAFETY CLOTHING • WALL FIXINGS NAILS • SCREWS • BOLTS • IRONMONGERY

Hill & Coles Farm, London Road, Flamstead, Herts AL3 8HA

Tel: 01582 840 876 / 01582 765 657

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Gardens

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR GARDEN WASTE?

Garden waste collected at the kerbside is taken to a composting site where it is turned into a nutritious soil conditioner. Veolia, the Council’s street cleaning, recycling and waste collection contractor, operates twelve composting sites where green waste from across the UK is processed. When the garden waste arrives at the composting site any material that is not compostable is removed, the remaining waste is then shredded and then laid out in a long pile to decompose, usually in the open air. Continued on page 124

BADGER LANDSCAPES

THE LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN SERVICE

A friendly and nd professio professional approach to key ou our urr work w is our ke ey focus. Landscapes specialises Badger Badger dger ger g er Land dscapes sp pecialises alises lliises lise se iin n tthe following follo ollowing ollo o ll p products s and services. ervices rv rvice v

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Garden Design & Patios Paths & Driveways, Decking & Fencing Pergolas & Turfing, Sheds & Bases Tree work & Hedge cutting.

Tel: 07989 394041

See some examples of our work at: www.badgerlandscapes.com

www.badgerlandscapes.com

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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR GARDEN WASTE? Continued

The process at a composting site is similar to that that takes place in home compost bin, but is actively managed to speed up the process. However, due to the amount of material the temperature reached is a lot higher than in a normal household compost bin.Temperature can reach up to 60°C.This higher temperature means that the enzymes and bacteria are quickly put to work resulting in finished compost in just a few weeks. The material is turned frequently to provide much needed oxygen to micro-organisms that help decompose the material. High temperatures kill off any harmful microbes, weeds and plant diseases. The final part of the process involves screening the compost to remove any remaining contaminants and to grade the material for various end uses. Any compost that is still oversized or hasn’t decomposed enough can then be put back through the process until it has composted down sufficiently. The whole process takes between 8 and 16 weeks, depending on the final use for the compost. The composted green waste is made into Pro-Grow soil and lawn conditioner, an environmentally friendly alternative to peat-based garden products and imported chemical fertilisers.

ROCOCO Landscaping and Building was established in 2003. With a wealth of experience (including three Chelsea Flower Shows), we have a proven track record and ma testimonials from happy clients. many If you are looking for a complete garden make-over including build and landscaping or perhaps something more modest then ring Peter on:

01582 621222

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Guardian Construction Ltd Harpenden based building company with over 30 years domestic and commercial experience, in the construction industry. Our Landscaping & Driveways Division can help with:

All landscaping Design & Build Block Paving Resin Driveways Shingle Tarmac Alterations If you would like a quote for a project or to discuss some landscaping or driveway work, please contact us on:

Tel: 07376 742250 Web: www.guardianconstructionltd.co.uk Email: info@guardianconstructionltd.co.uk

AJM LANDSCAPES

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Natural stone patios Driveways Turfing Fencing Sleeper edging Retaining Walls Bricklaying

AJM Landscapes was established in Harpenden in 2001 and has achieved a superb reputation locally, for their professional Landscaping and Gardening services. Available for anything from a simple Garden Wall, to regular gardening contracts.

Call Andy today to discuss your landscaping project on

Mob: 07867 845314

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NEW WOODLAND PATH OPENS!

A new woodland footpath has been created in a scenic part of Harpenden, linking Crabtree Fields car park with the Lea Valley Walk. 10th Harpenden Scouts, who have their hut near the route, came up with the idea and have taken on responsibility for the path’s upkeep. It has been paid for with a £5,000 grant from the Fields in Trust charity, plus money contributed by property developers for local amenities and infrastructure. Check it out!

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01582 840144 07939 623675

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• No Job too small • FREE Estimates & Advice • • Fully Insured to £10 million & Approved by Local Authorities • Herts, Beds, Bucks & London + we will beat any written quotation Registered in England No. 5005478 VAT Reg. No. 847 4261 12

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Matt Gore NEW full page ad.pdf

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OFF shing 417 10%er Wae: W0 Powth cod wi We are an enthusiastic team providing many specialist services throughout the South of England including driveways, block paving, construction and groundwork’s. Our customers include private individuals, businesses, schools, commercial offices and housing association. Goregeous Landscapes is a fully insured company that has been established for 15 years and the business continues to grow steadily built on our reputation. Don’t take our word for it, find out what some of our clients have been saying about the landscaping, grounds maintenance and construction services they’ve received from us by visiting our website

www.matthewgoreltd.co.uk

With over 15 years of experience of doing all types of Building & Landscaping services we can help with:

Groundworks Driveways Patios Artificial Lawns Fencing

Garden Walls Brickwork Turfing Power Washing Planting Out

For a personalised quotation or to discuss your project in more detail please contact Matthew Gore by completing the contact form below, or M: 07585 978132 W. www.matthewgoreltd.co.uk E: matt@matthewgoreltd.co.uk 127

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Motors

Idling... SWITH OFF FOR CLEANER AIR DO YOUR BIT FOR AIR QUALITY Running your engine when you’re not driving it (idling) truly gets you nowhere. It reduces your vehicle’s fuel economy, costs you money and creates pollution which is harmful to health. The trouble is that stationary cars release up to 20 times more exhaust emissions than when the car is moving at 30 mph. These pollutants have detrimental effects on human health and contribute to respiratory illness, cancer and premature deaths. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. It is estimated that poor air quality leads to 40,000 premature deaths each year in the UK. Compare this to the 1,713 deaths from road traffic accidents and we can see that this is a significant problem. People can be affected by poor air quality even if they never experience any noticeable pollution related-health effects such as breathing problems because some of the effects are chronic and long-term. St Albans City and District Council are committed to reducing unnecessary engine idling as a means to improving local air quality, preventing health impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the ‘Switch Off For Cleaner Air’ campaign we are asking drivers to switch off their engines if they are to be stationary for longer than a minute. We are looking for volunteers to help raise awareness about this important matter locally.

Please visit www.stalbans.gov.uk/anti-idling for details.

VICTORIA GARAGE

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The Centre You Can Trust! Open Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm. Sat 8am - 1pm. Sun & Bank Holidays Closed. FM Harpenden half page ad.pdf

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FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Welcome to FM Professional Hand Car Wash! From the moment you drive in, you are guaranteed the ultimate luxury hand car wash experience. We don’t use Brushes or rollers, just excellent products, expert valeters, and good old customer service to ensure that excellent shine every time. O

6 Day PEN s 8am - a Week Sund 7pm 10am ays - 5pm

Call Sam on: 07733 323128

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Commercial Vehicle Specialist Suppliers of new commercial vehicles Nationwide with financial packages to suit all your commercial vehicle requirements including: Finance Lease, Hire Purchase, Contract Hire, PCP etc.

New Ford Ranger Wildtrack Graphite Auto From £23,495 + Graphite Pack + VAT

New Vivaro Sportive from £149 per month

New Vivaro Double Cab Sportive Graphite From £199 per month

New Citroen Relay Enterprise from £14,995

01582 769195 Unit 5, Batford Mill Industrial Estate, Lower Luton Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 5BZ

Finance available on all vehicles – Subject to status.

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Send your empties to: Freepost RSJC-AJXA-TAUX, Cartridge Returns, PO Box 537, Harpenden, AL5 9FQ

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