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ISSUE 56

SUMMER 2021

YOUR QUALITY LOCAL MAGAZINE

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES SINCE 2001

ANIMAL MAGIC Great local family days out

TLC FOR HERITAGE HOMES

We explain why and how to look after your heritage home

WIN! £300+ toys up for grabs

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Welcome to the Summer issue!

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TRING SUMMER 2021

ummer days are finally with us! And with them come a lifting of restrictions that should see us all getting out and about more, as varied leisure opportunities open up. That said, as we go to print, it’s still Step 2 of the Covid roadmap, so fingers crossed that we’ve progressed swiftly and safely to Step 3 by the time you read this! In the hope that everything is progressing well, we’ve gathered together some ideas for family days out with an animal theme - they might even make a nice day out for Father’s Day on 20 June. Many of us will still enjoy plenty of time in our gardens, despite the fact that we can go out, out. So, with a nod to global warming, we’ve looked at ways in which your garden can be more drought tolerant and save on water use over the summer. For anyone lucky enough to live in one of the lovely older homes around our area, we’ve got some expert advice on giving it some TLC.

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News and views from Tring and surrounding villages

14 Treat yourself to something

special from our local shops

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Bake up a healthy batch of sugar-free cupcakes!

20 Plan ahead - advertising details and deadlines

22 Health and beauty: summer trends for 2021

If it’s you that needs the TLC, after a long lockdown without makeup or hair care, we round up some of the summer trends for skin, hair and makeup. Once again, Ian Bateman has come up with a puzzling crossword to get our brains ticking over. We hope you like it, do let us know! As always, the magazine includes local news, events and features. We love to hear from local people, groups, schools and organisations, so please email Naomi at editorial@livingmags. info with your news prior to our autumn issue. We hope this issue finds you safe and well and wish you happy reading.

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26 Animal Magic - fantastic animal-themed days out

32 Give your home some TLC: expert tips for heritage properties

34 Drought-tolerant garden

ideas for hot summer days

38 Give your brain a workout

with our cryptic crossword

40 Local history:

42 £300+ outdoor toys

for little explorers up for grabs!

43 Summer reads from local authors

44 What’s on locally 46 Walk: Discover Little Tring

50 Essential local services

Ye olde pubs of Tring

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Fond farewell to food heroes

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eechwood Fine Foods has been a favourite fixture in Tring for 11 years, but as we went to press, Sarah and Toby Murray announced that they would be closing the doors for the last time. Many Tring residents will have enjoyed at least one jar of the 16,500 homemade preserves Sarah has made - or one of her trademark chocolate brownies. The pair have garnered awards and tributes along the way: Toby was a judge at the World Cheese awards for a number of years and in 2018 Beechwoods won the inaugural Dacorum Business Heroes Award, plus numerous Taste Awards for Sarah’s preserves, jams and chutneys.

Tring Carnival is back!

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ring Together and Tring Brewery have announced the return of the annual Tring Summer Carnival Day! It will take place on Pound Meadow on Sunday 11 July from 11am-4pm. There will be stalls galore, food and drink, live entertainment, a vintage car show and so much more. And don’t miss Savage Skills – an amazing bike stunt team who will be entertaining everyone in the main arena. Let’s bring the party back to town!

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In a farewell announcement, Sarah and Toby paid tribute to local companies that had supported them, including Living Magazines owner Alison Page Marketing. They told Tring Living: ‘We have enjoyed all aspects of Beechwoods, from the unknown and exciting times when we first opened, wondering how Tring would react to us, all the way through to the challenges of pivoting our business around the restrictions of Lockdown over the past 12 months or so, now is a time for reflection and to recharge before deciding on our next adventure.’

Market matters

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ake a date to visit Tring Farmers Market on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. If you’re interested in Tring’s history, you’ll find local history books, photos and fridge magnets for sale, plus there’s entertainment from the ‘Market Mynstralls’. The market is growing all the time and now you might find fresh fish, sourdough breads, luxury barbecue hampers, award-winning crisps, plant-based vegan skincare, delicious vegan cheesecake, bantam eggs, gin, crafts and more. The market is now in its ‘new’ spot at The Market Place, Brook Street, Tring from 9am12.30pm.

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What’s your retirement game plan? Understanding your options and managing your income are no longer ‘one-off’ decisions

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fter the introduction of Pension Freedoms in 2015, retirement choices fundamentally changed. Restrictions around access to defined contribution pensions were lifted and retirees gained more flexibility. You can choose to stay invested, decide your own level of income, or even withdraw the entire pot. Purchasing an annuity is now another choice, rather than a necessity. Greater freedoms also bring greater responsibility to ensure retirement savings last. Nobel Laureate William Sharpe describes turning your retirement savings into income as ‘the nastiest, hardest problem in finance’. And it’s no wonder, when you consider how many options are now available. The cliff-edge idea of stopping work at 60 or 65 and ‘being retired’ are fading into obscurity. People today are adopting a phased approach, transitioning from working and saving, and moving towards leisure and spending over a period of years. This is all done on their terms, in line with their own life plans, rather than restricted by a pension scheme, or an employer.

Ask yourself, what does retirement look like? How can I make it a reality? If you’re ‘retired’ already, is it as you imagined? Being ‘in retirement’ is much more than simply drawing an income. You’ll need to think about an efficient home and use for your tax-free cash (considering how poor savings rates are), create a sustainable income that will last your lifetime, and manage your retirement capital.

Many people find that the countless choices at retirement are overwhelming With no definitive retirement age anymore, and different pressures on supporting older and younger generations, a rethink is needed on how to make best use of your retirement savings. This means considering other assets and sources of income alongside your pension, in such a way to adapt to your changing needs over time. This new found flexibility is not without its risks. Accessing your pension pot can present very different issues compared to building your pension wealth. If you have chosen to remain invested in retirement, there will be

challenges that you will need help and advice to navigate. For example, stock market volatility can potentially bring with it sequence of returns risk and reverse pound cost averaging when drawing an income, which is an added layer of complexity when establishing a retirement income strategy. A problematic issue in retirement is underestimating how long your money needs to last. The 100-year life is fast becoming normal, with more of us living much longer, more active lives than ever before. The value of advice comes from building a strong relationship over time, to understand you and your family’s needs. Our expertise in understanding the intricacies of a modern retirement means you can worry less and focus on the important things in life. The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select, and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested. Equities do not provide the security of capital which is characteristic of a deposit with a bank or building society.

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Local Plan update on the way

NEWS IN BRIEF

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he Dacorum Local Plan consultation, which closed on 28, February, attracted a whopping 3,500 replies (although there are more than 64,000 homes in the Borough). As we went to press, the updated Plan was due to be published at the end of July with consultation to follow. Tom Beeston, Chief Officer of the Chiltern Society, commented: ‘It looks like Dacorum Council is going to rewrite the plan. It looks like good news for Tring and Berkhamsted, and it seems that the council are listening to local pressure groups. Let’s hope that any further rounds of consultation will meet not just the needs of Central Government but of the local community.’ Dacorum Council confirmed that the next stage of the plan would include input from the Hemel Place Strategy, looking at coordinating growth across the town, along with a comprehensive review of brownfield sites across the borough. In a statement, James Doe, Assistant Director of Planning, Development and Regeneration said: ‘We are delighted with the level of response we have received from residents to the consultation. We will consider all the comments and concerns raised, and look carefully at all the options as we progress the Local Plan.’

The Court is rising!

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s we went to press, Tring’s David Evans Court Theatre was hoping to be partially open from 17 May, with a full opening on or from 21 June, as long as the Covid roadmap goes as planned. Along with a host of music gigs in conjunction with the Blues Bar Tring, theatre goers can also look forward to the Sunrise Festival of Original Comedy Writing from 4 July and splurge guns aplenty in Bugsy Malone from 27 July!

Wellness celebration The Virtual Wellness Festival, in partnership between Active Dacorum and Healthy Hub Dacorum, is a week-long health and wellbeing online event. From 31 May - 6 June, each day will have a health and wellbeing topic in which local organisations will provide an online activity via Active Dacorum’s YouTube channel. More at www.dacorum.gov.uk/wellnessfestival

New house is the bees’ knees!

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ave you noticed this new installation in the Memorial Gardens? Dacorum Borough Council has been bee-vering away installing new bee houses. The sites encourage biodiversity for solitary bees (such as the red mason bee) that don’t live in hives or produce honey but are still excellent pollinators. The cardboard nesting tubes allow cocoons to be easily removed. The bees can then be kept safe indoors over winter and provided with a fresh, pest-free nest each year. Find out how to become a bee guardian at www.masonbees.co.uk/bee-guardians.

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Trails sound tasty Birthday celebrations

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njoy Hertfordshire’s outstanding food and drink and its breathtaking landscapes on a Gourmet Trail. The trails encourage consumers to explore, discover and treat themselves on a UK short break as and when Covid-19 related restrictions allow and when they are ready to travel. Tring gets a great showing in a trail that includes Puddingstone Distillery, the Akeman, Tring Park, Champneys, the Alford Arms at Frithsden, the Ashridge Estate and Tring Brewery. There are Gourmet Trails across the UK. Find out more at www.gourmetgardentrails.com

Elite run for Mark

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ongrats to Tring Running Club member Mark Innocenti who ran in the Centurion 100 mile track race. He completed 100 miles in a time of 12 hours 34 mins 52 secs which put him in the top 10 on the British alltime list. Only elite runners were invited, and Mark came second - the winner set a world record.

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run and run

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ring Running Club is celebrating its 40th birthday year with a variety of runningfocused events, including a 40-mile relay and a ‘Treasure Hunt’ Score Challenge. With its founding club run on 14 April 1981, ‘Tring Jogging Club’, as it was then known, has seen many changes in its 40-year history. Perhaps the most remarkable change is its significant increase in runners. Four decades ago, the club had 30 members; it now has more than 250. Adrian Fails, Tring Running Club Chair, said: ‘One thing that hasn’t changed is our welcoming and sociable nature. People join us because they’re looking for a friendly and supportive group to run with. We have a range of pace groups, so we cater for new and experienced runners alike.’ The club is well known for hosting the annual Midsummer Fun Run in June; a family-friendly festival to encourage children and adults to get into running. Over the 20 years of hosting the Fun Run, the club has handed out 10,000 medals to children in the junior races and has raised close to £100,000 for local charities. Tring Running Club members in 1983. Founding member Ken Laidler is third from left on the back row

Members on a club run on 14 April 2021, the 40th birthday of the club

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Coach drivers clean up

Charity music nights

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asons coach drivers and staff got out from behind their steering wheels to get busy cleaning during a charity car wash to raise funds for the Frances Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury. The team cleaned 111 cars and raised just under £2,000. The Cheddington-based coaches have also taken more than 100 people to get their Covid vaccinations since January. While the trips were free, they have raised just over £350 in cash donations to support the Pitstone, Ivinghoe and Cheddington food bank, along with donated bags of food. The team are also taking part in charity walks and skydives over the coming months to raise money for the hospice. Candice Mason told Tring Living: ‘In a year when we have been so well supported by our local community and when we are not too busy with bookings, we have spent our time trying to give back as much as we can.’ After more than a year of restrictions, the coach company is now back in the driving seat, running school buses and a variety of day trips and holidays

lues Bar Tring, in collaboration with The David Evans Court Theatre, Tring Carnival and Tring Brewery have put together four nights of quality live music in support of The Hospice of St Francis Berkhamsted, The Chilterns MS Centre Wendover, Neurokinex Hemel Hempstead and Rennie Grove Hospice Care at Home Tring. The nights run from 16 to 19 June, and include Secondary Modern Jazz; roots, blues and slide guitar from Martin Harley; and modern blues band The Moon Dogs. The Dung Beatles show has already sold out. Tickets and availability at www.bluesbartring.co.uk.

Powerful designs

NEWS IN BRIEF

This year’s Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society Buildings Design Awards will recognise designs that make a powerful contribution to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change, and promoting local distinctiveness. Entries are welcome from architects, builders, planners and the public by 31 July - see www.chilternsociety.org.uk/ buildings-design-awards-21.

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Being self contained

‘written over the past year in a lovely thatched cottage on the canalside in Marsworth – a village that has been an absolute refuge for me, with its reservoirs, its fields, its footpaths and its kind neighbourly community.’

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hat did you do over lockdown? Gain a few pounds, binge watch Tiger King? Marsworth author and journalist Emma John used her time far more usefully penning a book, which was launched at Tring’s Our Bookshop in May. Self Contained is about living singly, and Emma explains that it was

Tring School build update

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he steel framework for the new build at Tring School is now virtually complete. In addition to this most of the roof is in place, the stairwells installed, over half of the cement cladding for the walls has been attached and many of the window frames in place. The construction is moving incredibly quickly and it remains on schedule for students and staff to move in at the beginning of January 2022. The next few months will see the walls and window installation completed, the roof put on the sports hall, and exterior bricklaying begin.

Tring in the Media

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V programmes and films are set to be produced at new Apple TV studios in Aston Clinton. The film production facility will be housed in two units at the Woodlands Enterprise Zone site on Symmetry Park in Aston Clinton. Last year, Apple tasked a California-based company to look for UK studio locations. The two facilities in Aston Clinton will offer 170,000 square feet of space that will be used for film studios and set workshops. New facilities are also being built in Reading, Liverpool and London.

2 May, The Telegraph’s Stella magazine: Marsworth author and journalist Emma John is interviewed as she releases her new book. (See above for more details).

26 April, Daily Mail: Artist Mary Casserley, who has recently moved from Berkhamsted to Tring, makes the national news when the Prime Minister bought her painting of him and his family at Chequers. She tells the newspaper: ‘I don’t normally sell originals but I do some commissions for £425. Everyone’s said they hoped I charged him a lot of money and I said no, I charged him the same price.’

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Apple TV comes to Aston Clinton

4 May, MailOnline: In a story highlighting how hard it is for hotels and restaurants to recruit staff after Brexit and lockdown, Luke Garnsworthy, owner of Crockers in Tring, says: ‘Following the huge impact the pandemic has had on our industry with job losses, we really thought when we started recruiting again that there would be huge numbers of people looking for work. That simply isn’t the case. It’s even harder than before to get anyone.’

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Tring Radio turns one

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ring Radio has just celebrated its first birthday - and what a year it’s been! The station began in lockdown 1 to provide a bit of entertainment and raise some money for the local food bank. A year on and there are more than 40 volunteers. In an eventful year, what have been the highlights? Rachel Millington recalls: ‘Raising £300 for the food bank, which DENS told us would feed 12 families of four for three days; collaborating with Aylesbury Town Council to run the Christmas Toy Box appeal, which collected 4,202 toys; putting on Chilfest 2020 on the radio last July; and broadcasting the Tring Carol Concert in aid of the Tring Lions on Christmas Eve.

‘We have also had the great pleasure in interviewing many celebrities including Dame Esther Rantzen, Limahl from Kajagoogoo, Tony Hadley, Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Paul Young and many others.’ They are also looking for new premises (presenters broadcast from home at present), and the Tring Radio app is also about to be launched. If you would like to become a presenter or know of suitable premises for the station, email info@tringradio.co.uk.

Happy nappies A new reusable nappy scheme has been set up for Hertfordshire parents. The new scheme includes an online hub for local parents and carers to receive support and guidance, plus a 15 per cent discount on products. For more information visit www.wasteaware.org.uk/ ReusableNappies.

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Refresh for Tring

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ring has got off to a flying start as lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted, with new shops and eateries opening their doors. Outgoing Mayor Roxanne Ransley said: ‘We have been fortunate to have businesses who took phone and online orders, prepared takeaway food and delivered everything from books to food to our doors. ‘The future for our High Street looks positive as new businesses prepare to open their doors making Tring a destination for shopping and

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socialising with excellent independent shops and all the events planned for the summer.’ Food fans will be pleased to hear that the old Lussmans building is to be replaced with a Barracuda cafe and restaurant. The Italian food chain already has restaurants in Amersham and Watford. Nonna’s Supper Club should be open by the time you read this. The brainchild of Tring resident Georgina Sells, the High Street building will include an Italian deli. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, you’ll be able to enjoy a very Continental experience. Georgina explains: ‘In Italy, before people go out in the evening, they enjoy Aperitivo - they’ll have perhaps a spritzer or glass of wine, along with crostini, olives and so on.’ Later, she will revive Nonna’s Supper Club, where Georgina and her Italian grandmother - or Nonna - will cook together, creating a menu of authentic Italian dishes for guests to enjoy. Supplying bread to Nonna’s will be Culture Bakery, which conjures up delicious breads and pastries. Storia has also arrived in the High Street.

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Dacorum Age UK is listening

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ge UK Dacorum has launched a new initiative for the local community: Bereavement & Covid-19 Support Service. This free confidential listening service aims to assist those who would like to talk to someone and require guidance with difficulties caused by the pandemic. It is open to those aged 50plus and their carers.

This free confidential listening support service will be available Monday to Wednesday 10am-12pm at 01442 507880. At other times, messages can be left for someone to return your call.

That’s the spirit!

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ongratulations to Wilstonebased Puddingstone Distillery, which has been awarded two gold medals and two silver medals in the 2021 London Spirit Competition for its Campfire Gin range. A great achievement for the nano craft gin distillery, founded by Ben and Kate Marston five years ago.

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Fancy That - Tring 11 Aeroplane Pyjamas £24 12 Butterflies £7 Gems & Jules - Tring 13 Silver Free Spirit Earrings £89 14 Silver Trio of Hearts £29 Mary Casserley Berkhamsted 15 Horse Field Card £3 or Signed Print £25 available from Berkhamsted Imaging 16 The Bull Card £3 or Signed Print £25 available from Berkhamsted Imaging 22

Bailey & Sons - Berkhamsted 01 Mini Bee Pendant £60 02 White Gold Diamond Infinity Ring £335 Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts - Berkhamsted 03 Lamy Safari Fountain Pens £20 04 Pet Adoption Clay Kit £14.99 Creative H - Berkhamsted 05 Monstera Brights Cushions £42 06 Cards, Gift Wrap, Prints from £3 Debbie Shrimpton Illustrates - Berkhamsted 07 Ashridge Bluebells £45 08 Wigginton Sunflower Fields £45 Doodleshoe Paper Goods - Berkhamsted 09 Birthday Shoe Card £2.75 10 Dancing Shoes Card £2.75

Number Twenty - Berkhamsted 17 Powder Trainer Socks £7.50 18 Repeat Repeat Jug £14.50 19 Pottery Jug £27 20 Toasted Crumpet tea towel £14.50 Pieces of Art - Tring 21 You’ve got the Love Papercut £45 Puddingstone Distillery - Tring 22 George Street Canteen Honey Bee Gin £36 Tring Brewery - Tring 23 Chiltern Artisan Biltong £3.50 Whilst we have made every effort to ensure these details are correct, you must confirm directly with the retailer.

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For this year’s Cupcake Day the Alzheimer’s Society has developed some healthy vegan, sugar-free and superfood recipes for cupcakes including these scrumptious Carrot Cupcakes. Or if healthy isn’t your thing, visit our website for the indulgent variety! Give them a go - and why not hold a bake sale to raise funds for the vital work the charity does? Sign up at www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day Do you have a family or favourite recipe that you would like to share with our readers? Maybe you have a recipe for a local speciality or heritage dish? Email us at editorial@livingmags.info

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ur recipe for this issue comes courtesy of Joy Skipper and the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity’s Cupcake Day takes place on 17 June and gives people the chance to bake, deliver or buy cakes to raise money to support the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK.

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Method • Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. • Place the flour, ground almonds, raisins, walnuts, mixed spice and bicarbonate into a large bowl and mix well. • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, date nectar and milk. Stir in the grated carrots then add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to make a thick batter. • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake for 20 minutes then leave to cool on a cooling rack. • Beat together the cream cheese and orange zest. Pipe or spoon the cream cheese frosting on top of each cake and then sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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HERE COMES

SUMMER! The sun is shining and we’re allowed out! It’s time to get your skin back into shape and your hair shining

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ooking at ourselves on Zoom over the past few months has been quite an enlightening experience for many of us - and not necessarily in a good way! Be honest, unless you’re lucky enough to be in your teens or early 20s, being confronted with your face on Zoom - with no filters to blur lines or even skin tone - can be a bit of a shock!

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Because of this in-your-face experience, there has been a surge in demand for treatments that improve the skin. The stress of lockdown and too much time spent indoors has also affected our skin. Dr Sophie Taylor at Berkhamsted’s Aesthetic Skin Clinic points out: ‘Lockdown life has left our skin feeling dry and looking dull. Moving forward, we expect elevated home skincare to continue, with special emphasis on nourishing ingredients including antioxidants, peptides, and acid-based products. The use of face masks has led to the demystification of injectable therapies to enhance the upper third of the face,

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Fringes (or bangs, depending on your age!) are also back with a vengeance, whether it’s a big, heavy fringe, curtain bangs, or a choppier, 60s-inspired style

Bangs are back

When it comes to hair, we’ll be looking back to the 70s and 90s for inspiration. After a year of the work-from-home pulled-back ponytail, it’s perhaps not surprising that we are easing ourselves back into hairstyling with cuts that use the natural texture in our hair and present a more relaxed look. Fringes (or bangs, depending on your age!) are also back with a vengeance, whether it’s a big, heavy fringe, curtain bangs, or a choppier, 60s-inspired style. And curly girls can celebrate - as curls also make a welcome return. You could be brave and choose a pixie cut this time around they feature plenty of natural texture and movement and soft edges to keep it looking feminine. And when it comes to colour - who made the most of lockdown to have fun with rainbowcoloured locks while school was out? A rather more natural soft copper - inspired by popular lockdown TV shows such as The Queen’s Gambit - will be the summer colour of choice.

make the most of our peepers. The catwalks were full of smoky, kohl-rimmed eyes, or charcoal around the lash line with lashings of mascara. Or pick a volumizing mascara and bright coloured eyeliner. Summery green eyeshades and graphic or floating liner are bang on trend. When you’re finally able to ditch that mask, make sure your lips have something to say. This summer’s look goes two ways. Let it shine with purple tinted gloss or go for a semi matte lip in this season’s hot colour - orange. If you’ve barely worn makeup all year, you might want to ease yourself in gradually - and summer is the perfect time to work on your ‘barely there’ makeup look. Use a serum or balm to give a dewy look to your skin, add cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and use a pop of subtle colour on lips. Whatever look you choose, relax, have fun, and enjoy being out in the real world - and off Zoom!

…with masks still on for the foreseeable future, we really should make the most of our peepers

coinciding with a move towards subtle results, partly due to the recent ban on filters in beauty advertising. As an aesthetic practitioner, I welcome these emerging trends, while looking forward to helping my clients achieve a healthy glow as we return to our professional and social lives.’

The eyes have it No one could miss Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor Joy’s fabulous eyes, and with masks still on for the foreseeable future, we really should

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to a family of Amur tigers

At last we can get out and about with the family. Many animal parks and attractions have had a hard time, closed during lockdown, with no visitors to bring in muchneeded funds. Let’s make the most of summer and give them all the support we can!

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Natural History Museum Tring Alongside the usual fascinating exhibits, this summer the museum is offering a chance to discover more about animal mummies in a special exhibition. Animal mummies were given as gifts to the Egyptian gods, and with modern technology, the museum’s scientists

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have been able to find out more about them. Discover the untold stories that scans and X-rays have unfolded. See the sealed 2,400-year-old wooden cat coffin, and find out why a mummified crocodile has stones in its tummy! Note that pre-booked time slots must be allocated online before arrival.

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stunning Silver Fox. There is a small play area and trampoline, cafe, picnic area, and a big garden to enjoy.

Folly’s Farm - Home of Rest For Donkeys & Ponies Potten End, Berkhamsted This non-profit organisation runs entirely on voluntary help and contributions. Most of the donkeys have been rescued from mistreatment and abuse, or from people who didn’t know how to look after them. It should be open to visitors by the time you read this, and there is now a small onsite shop selling bric-a-brac and donkey merchandise.

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Billington, near Leighton Buzzard There’s 30 acres to explore at Bedfordshire’s first open farm. There’s lots of animals to meet, including cows, pigs, sheep, ponies, goats, rabbits and more. And don’t forget to say hello to the alpacas. Along with the animal exhibits there are plenty of other activities that make for a fun day out. Jumping Pillows, Digger Village and Shaggy’s Cove Sand & Water Play offer lots of outdoor play opportunities. Hopefully the high ropes courses and climbing tower, along with the indoor play area, will be open as soon as restrictions allow.

Tiggywinkles The Wildlife Hospital Trust

Bucks Goat Centre Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury For a relaxed trip out, pop over to The Bucks Goat Centre. This petting farm has some lovely friendly animals for the kids to meet, in a peaceful environment. Buy a bag of feed for the goats, pigs, alpacas and llamas. For something special, why not book an animal experience or encounter - you could spend time with a goat, alpaca or even Barnaby the

Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury This specialist hospital is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating all species of British wildlife. The public can book for a session at the visitor centre, where you may see baby birds, mammals and even badgers, brought in to be nursed back to health by the vets at this fabulous charity. In normal times, guided tours are also offered - keep an eye on the website for updates. Become a member and not only will you be supporting the charity, but you can visit for free.

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The Horse Trust Speen, near Princes Risborough The oldest horse charity in the world plans to open its doors in July, ready for the summer holidays. The Home of Rest for Horses offers retirement and respite for working horses and ponies, as well as donkeys. Many of the animals you’ll see have served in the Police or armed forces, or with charities that use horses to help people.

Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary Northchurch, Berkhamsted This is a pony and horse rescue and rehabilitation home. However, you might find pigs, cats, chicken, lambs and more on the site! The sanctuary is likely to stay closed to visitors until the end of July, and there may also be an Open Day in September. Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date with opening details.

Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable The zoo, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, has cleverly introduced a fabulous new outdoor play adventure area to allow little ones to let off some steam. Hullabazoo outdoor play includes bridges, swings, climbing frames, sit-

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on crocodiles, tunnels, boats, mini safari jeeps and more. Be aware that there may be time slots and pre booking in place. The summer holidays will also see an invasion of dinosaurs - life-size animatronic prehistoric creatures will be sure to thrill any dino-mad kids. Come face-to-face with long-necked Brachiosaurus, three-horned Triceratops and the most terrifying of all, Tyrannosaurus rex - are you brave enough?

Woburn Safari Park Woburn, Bedfordshire Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! Take a safari without leaving the country on this road trip that will see you encountering rhino, lions, tigers, Canadian Timber Wolves, mischievous Barbary macaque monkeys and North American Black Bears. You might even see the Amur tigers taking a bath! New to the safari over lockdown are the first pair of bear cubs to be born at the park since 2016 - look out for Koda and his sister Georgia with their mum Phoenix. There’s plenty more to see on the Foot Safari including red pandas, sea lions, and penguins. Plus great play areas, a high rope trail, miniature railway and pedal-powered swan and dragon boats.

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Woodside Animal Farm

play barn open in June. There are plenty more activities including the woodland activity trail for little ones and the cable runway for older children.

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Woodside Animal Farm Slip End, Luton There are all kinds of cuddly animals to find at Woodside, including bunnies and ducklings. But you might also encounter giant lizards and a 6ft boa constrictor! Woodside is well-known for its hands-on animal activities so is a great choice if you have a child who really loves getting up close and personal with some cute critters. As we went to press, the farm was hoping to have its animal petting and feeding activities up and running by May, depending on government restrictions, and the indoor

London Colney, St Albans This is the place to go for fans of the CBeebies series Peter Rabbit. See Peter and his friends in daily shows and then let little ones loose on the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, with lots of opportunities for imaginative play including the Jeremy Fisher Music Pond. There’s plenty more to enjoy, including cow milking demonstrations, lamb bottle feeding and sheep racing.

And there’s more...

• Crocodiles of the World, Brize Norton, Oxon • Standalone Farm, Letchworth • Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre, Wilstead, near Bedford.

Please note, as we went to press, we were still in Step 2 of lockdown easing - we hope that we have progressed and successfully made it through to Step 3! At present, most attractions require pre-booking to allow them to control visitor numbers. As things are liable to change during the pandemic, please check on the attraction’s website before you travel.

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new Tringbased business is aiming to help busy parents by providing low-stress, lowwaste reusable children’s party kits for hire. The duo behind the new business, Beth Roberts and Natalie Lynn, have come up with six themes - Heroes Unite!, Blast Off!, Rainbow Dreams, Enchanted Picnic, Wizard’s Banquet and Dino Safari. Little Kits supplies complete children’s party decor kits for hire across Herts, Beds and Bucks. The kits are lovingly handcrafted and curated, everything is reusable and nothing is wasted, so it’s kind to the environment too, with no plastic or throwaway items.


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HOMES If you’re lucky enough to live in a heritage property, look after it carefully, says Stewart Ivory, director of Tring’s Lost Marble Building Conservation. He explains why and how, with some top tips!

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eritage properties are all around us, with approximately a quarter of all UK housing stock built before 1919. That means there’s about 5 million ‘traditionally built’ houses in England, so the chances are that you live in one, live next door to one or walk past one every day without even noticing.

What does traditionally built mean? A ‘traditionally built’ building is defined as being of solid wall construction (no cavity) from a range of materials including stone,

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earth, brick, wood and lime. Generally, this means that they will have been built before 1919. Lime was traditionally used for mortar, render, paint and plaster, and enabled the walls to breathe. Traditionally built houses were designed to behave in a totally different way to a ‘modern construction’. Whereas modern houses are designed to keep the elements out - in effect creating hermetically-sealed boxes, traditional dwellings were built to allow moisture to flow through the very fabric of the building, keeping it dry, even when built on a river or canal. The use of lime mortar plays a vital role in the process of keeping a building dry.

Let it breathe! There are many benefits to the use of lime mortar in traditional buildings irrespective of the historical period or indeed social status of the building itself. Hampton Court Palace was constructed in similar materials to any Victorian estate workers’ cottage and therefore they should both be maintained in the same way, as both need to breathe!

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PROPERTY So when did things change? Historically, the events of WWI decimated the male population, and the skills and experience often handed down from generation to generation were effectively lost. Rebuilding bomb-damaged towns and cities and housing an expanding population meant housing needed to be built quickly. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) became the go-to material for post-war building, and working with lime became obsolete – its magical properties, benefits and characteristics fading into history. Cement was (and still is) hard, impermeable, quick-setting, easy to use and cheap, which inadvertently created a one-size-fits-all maxim – cement ruled!

The damage is done But here’s the thing – many, if not most, traditionally built properties have now been subjected to inappropriate and damaging repairs using OPC, from the 1920s onwards. Even in ancient Grade 1 listed churches and castles, cement has been used to the detriment of the original materials. What the blanket-use of cement did was to negate all the manifold benefits of lime, thus creating problems that did not exist before; typically damp through rotting timbers, rapidly decaying stone, collapsing cob walls and disintegrating bricks. Interestingly, cement against a timber beam will cause more rot in 40 years than in the previous 400 years…. Luckily, help is at hand...

What you can do If you are fortunate enough to live in a traditionally built property there are some simple steps you can take to help your property perform as it should – and remember, it needs to breathe: • ‘Stave off decay by daily care’ – the manifesto of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) • Remove all plants growing up and into your walls • Lower the external ground level to at least 12 inches below internal levels • Keep windows open if drying clothes indoors • Check and regularly clear gutters and drain pipes etc • Traditional buildings do not need ‘damp proofing’ as this will prevent them breathing. Enlist the help of specialists for any remedial works such as: • Removing all the cement pointing in brickwork safely • Repointing with lime mortar • Replacing modern gypsum plaster and cement render with haired lime. With thanks to Lost Marble Building Conservation - specialists in the safe removal of inappropriate modern materials in traditionally built properties, and reinstating original materials. Read the full article at www.livingmags.info/type/property

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Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

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Three to take home Helen Reeley, of Berkhamsted-based Reeley Gardens, shares her three favourite drought-resistant plants with us. She says: ‘They’re bullet proof, a good size and, once established, will take all the sun, so drought-tolerant. They won’t thrive in a shady position so south to south west is best.’ 1. Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ - a very delicate, romantic upright silver blue perennial that grows to 50cm. Common name Russian sage. 2. Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’- has green foliage with purple flowers. Grows to 50cm. Common name Salvia. 3. Hylotelephium ‘Matrona’ - fleshy pale green and purple leaves with pink flowers. Grows to 50cm. Common name Sedum or Stonecrop.

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020 proved to be the hottest year in Europe since records began, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. It also tied with 2016 as the hottest year worldwide. So what does that mean for our green and pleasant land? Lawns as we know them could be one of the casualties, as any keen gardener will know the sadness of a brown, scorched lawn after a long hot summer. However, if you leave your grass longer, or even transform it into a wildflower meadow, your lawn will be more resistant to weather change. Allowing more growth on top makes for longer roots under the surface - which can search out more moisture.

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Mediterranean-type plants are bred to survive long hot summers, and they can do well in English gardens too. They don’t need constant watering either, which is great for properties on a water meter - or lazy gardeners! However, one thing to consider is that the change in climate, while resulting in longer, hotter summers, may also see wetter winters - and Mediterranean plants are not so happy in the wet!

It’s not just about plants Cultivating your soil is also key to encouraging water retention. You can dig in organic matter such as composted bark, garden compost and farmyard manure (as long as it is well rotted).

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GARDENS Even used coffee grounds are good for water retention. (The Akeman in Tring often has plenty to give away). A mulch applied above ground will also help to prevent water evaporating from the soil in the heat. Applying the correct amount of fertiliser is also important. This enables plants to use water efficiently. Too much and they will put on too much green growth, and need extra watering. Plant windbreaks to stop wind evaporation of water from the soil. And remember to find space for water butts so you are not using tap water.

Which plants to choose? In addition to Helen’s suggestions on the opposite page, look for plants that have silver or grey-green leaves. These reflect the sun and so help to retain moisture. Also choose plants according to where you are going to plant them - if they like semi shade, don’t plant in full sun where they will become thirsty. Some plants to choose: • Ceanothus with its stunning blue flowers is a great choice for maximum impact. • Hebe ‘Margret’ has a compact, rounded shape and delicate light blue flowers in early summer. • Hebe albicans is an evergreen dwarf shrub with dense spikes of white flowers. • Don’t forget bulbs! Allium sphaerocephalon sports unusual egg-shaped flowers, and tall Allium ‘Ambassador’ boasts perfectly spherical heads of purple flowers. • Grasses look great in gravel gardens. We love Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Fontäne’ with its feathery flower heads that turn from red to silver in late summer/autumn.

Looking after your plants • Water plants well when planting and mulch around them. • Choose younger, smaller plants that will adapt to their new conditions more easily. • Mediterranean plants should ideally be planted in spring and early summer when the soil has

warmed up. If you plant in autumn they will soon become unhappy in cold, damp soil. • Weed regularly to cut down the competition.

Make a gravel garden Gravel gardens are ideal for drought-tolerant planting schemes and perfect for gravelly or sandy soil. They’re also low maintenance. To create a gravel garden, choose a sunny area of your garden and lay landscape fabric or weed suppressant over the ground before planting - this will help to keep weeds at bay. Cut crosses in the fabric where you want to plant your chosen plants. Use whatever gravel you like - limestone chippings can affect the soil quality so best to avoid them, and if you have lots of cats visiting your garden, choose a larger gravel that doesn’t remind them of the litter tray!

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Old Green Man - Tring

With thanks to Mike Bass for the historic photos. You can find Mike at Tring Farmers Market, selling local history books and images.

LOCAL HISTORY

Ye olde pubs of Tring Since lockdown easing, many of us are really appreciating being able to pop to the pub for Sunday lunch or for a quick pint or glass of wine, so it seemed a good time to take a look at the history behind our local watering holes

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he number of pubs Tring boasted in the past is often wildly exaggerated, but until the turn of the 20th century, when magistrates started to clamp down on them, there were certainly quite a few. The old town Akeman Street, Frogmore Street and Market Street (now the lower High Street) - was the location for most of them, with a cluster in the West-end (now ‘The Triangle’) and at New Mill. You could have done a pub crawl simply by walking down Frogmore Street, with pubs such as the Red Lion, Black Horse, The George, The Victoria and The Dolphin Inn, all situated on that one street! The Dolphin Inn of course, gave its name to Dolphin Square. It ceased being a pub and was converted into a Workmen’s Hall or cocoa tavern by the Reverend Arthur Frederick Pope, in the early 1870s. The Victoria was demolished when the ‘new’ shopping centre was built. The Bell, dating from the 16th/17th century, has the oldest surviving licence, although the

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original Rose and Crown was of a similar date. That inn was rebuilt in 1905/6, complete with squash court, bowling green and banqueting hall, all at Lord Rothschild’s expense, and handed over to the Temperance-inspired Hertfordshire Public House Trust - it still sold ale though. The Bricklayers Arms is another pub that has long since disappeared. It was situated at the corner of Duckmore Lane, which was known as Bottle Cross. We believe it was named after a nearby house that was decorated with bottles on its wall [we’d love to know if anyone can confirm this story for us!]. Where we now enter the Memorial Garden stood the Green Man, a handsome porticoed pub whose landlord collected the market tolls. We understand that Walter Rothschild’s pet wolf was once taken there by a groom! Another pub that called time some time ago was the Britannia. Built by John Brown, of Tring Brewery, its clients were the navvies who were working on the London to Birmingham railway.

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The Black Horse

The Harrow

Formerly a lodging house, The Old Black Horse opened in the late 19th century, one of several Frogmore Street pubs. Above right: Along with its publicans, The Harrow Inn in Akeman Street was home to a bonnet sewer (Martha Meager, 1861) and straw hat sewer (Ann Press, 1881)

You can still see the pub as you come into Tring from Aylesbury, but now it is a private home. A different sort of customer frequented The Swan in Akeman Street in Victorian times it was known as the butlers’ pub thanks to its proximity to the Park Street entrance of Tring Park Mansion. Its neighbour The Jolly Sportsman was knocked down to make way for almshouses. Another pub built for John Brown’s Tring Brewery was the King’s Arms. Built in around 1830, its grounds stretched to the top end of Charles Street - it even had an orchard. Later in the 1800s warehousing and stables were built at the edges of the pub’s land. The King’s Arms even has a literary mention - Berkhamsted author Graham Greene writes in his book A Sort of Life about taking ‘exciting car rides to the King’s Arms in the neighbouring town of Tring’ as a young man in the 1920s. The King’s Arms has an interesting history but not as long as The Robin Hood, which is one of Tring’s oldest buildings. Thomas James

Pearman from Abbots Langley was the licensee in 1901. He was a keen photographer and the pub housed an outdoor studio at the back where he could practice his art. Finally, in nearby Aldbury the Trooper Alehouse first appeared around 200 years ago. At the start of the 19th century, it was run by Ann Hall and her cousin Martha Parrott. Not only did they run the alehouse, but they also were responsible for the parish post, offered lodging for the needy and even gave out food and drink on prescription! It was renamed the Valiant Trooper around 1890. With thanks to Tim Amsden, Tring Local History Museum. Find more from Tim about Tring’s pubs at www.livingmags.info/type/local-history

Right: The Rose & Crown (along with the Bell Inn) was a staging point for mail and passenger coaches, which ran along the turnpike road between London, Aylesbury and elsewhere Left: The Kings Arms Far left: The Robin Hood


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Ends of the Earth

Steaming Through The Chilterns and Thereabouts Compiled by Robert Freeman and Mary Casserley, with photos by H C Casserley, Goose Books. Out Now and stocked in The Way Inn, Fancy That and Waterstones. Mary Casserley is a great friend of Tring and Berkhamsted Living, helping us with our local history articles - and of course we love her local designs! Mary has teamed up with local rail enthusiast Rob Freeman as they present a selection of photos from the collection of her late father and grandfather covering Berkhamsted, Rickmansworth, Princes Risborough, Chesham and St Albans, among others. As well as the obvious appeal of the trains, there’s some lovely personal tales, including the time her grandfather spent two days out in the snow by the Northchurch tunnel in a bid to get photos - all while he was in the midst of a serious bout of bronchitis! A fabulous gift for any local rail enthusiast. Mary Casserly grew up in Berkhamsted and now lives in Tring. She is well known for her paintings of Berkhamsted and the Chilterns and has written three other local history books.

Welcome Home: How stuff makes or breaks your relationship By Suzanne Roynon, Panoma Press. Out now In this book, interiors therapist and stress coach Suzanne helps to explain how ‘stuff’ can block you from having a successful relationship. She also explains which possessions can have an impact on your love life and how bringing about change can have positive impacts on many areas of your life. Described as a real-life Mary Poppins, Berkhamsted-based Suzanne helps to transform the homes of clients in a bid to help them succeed in life, love, relationships or their career.

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By Ian P Buckingham. Green Cat Books. Out this summer. The second book in Ian’s trilogy has a rather timely subject. Following on the story of a fictional enchanted family’s battle with dark magic, they encounter another challenge in the form of a growing pandemic! The family come from Berkhamsted, and the book begins after the battle of Berkhamsted Castle in Ashridge Forest. This time, the action takes them to Namibia and Cornwall, so it would make a fabulous holiday read. Ends of the Earth is aimed at readers aged seven-plus but is designed for the whole family to enjoy. Full of magic, mystery and suspense! Ian is based in Berkhamsted. The first book in his The Changeling Saga Trilogy is entitled Legend of the Lost.


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FRIDAY 4 JUN Music: Nigel Bagge Band Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. Smoky vocals, sensitive guitar, blues with a touch of soul, country and rhythm ‘n’ blues. www.bluesbartring.co.uk SATURDAY 5 JUN Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Book Fair Court House, Berkhamsted, 10am-4pm. Free admittance. A huge selection of second hand books of all sorts on display. 01442 862011 SUNDAY 6 JUN Walks: Wildflower Walk and Tea Faith Works Trust, Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted HP4 2SX. 1.30-3.30pm or 4-6pm. Also Sun 13 & 20 Jun (20 with live music). Pre-booking required www.faithworkstrust.org.uk MONDAY 7 JUN Travel: Norfolk Masons mini bus and coach hire. To 11 Jun. www.masonscoachhire.co.uk 44 / Tring Living

Bucks Art - From June 12th Business: Tring BusinessMart Breakfast 8-9.30am. Email to book. www.tringtogether.org.uk THURSDAY 10 JUN Music: Nine Below Zero’s Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham Duo Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk FRIDAY 11 JUN Music: Bex Marshall Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk SATURDAY 12 JUN Markets & Sales: Tring Farmers Market Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, 9am-12.30pm. 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Fine produce from around the district. www. tringfarmersmarket.co.uk Exhibitions: Bucks Art Weeks Oddyfields, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5NS. Thu to Sun to 27 Jun. Free entry. Brenda Hurley and Amanda Curbishley, two Local artists, will be exhibiting their work. www.curbiart.co.uk

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THURSDAY 3 JUN Music: Richard Townend & The Mighty Bosscats Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk

Talks: Local History Day 2021 Wigginton History Society Local History Day. Online. 1.30-4.30pm. www.balh.org. uk/event-balh-local-historyday-2021-agm-andtalk-2021-06-12

Music: Stories St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, 7.30pm. Behind the Mirror evening of storytelling in music celebrating the evocative and distinct sound worlds of the cello and accordion www.behindthemirror.org THURSDAY 17 JUN Music: Martin Harley Blues Bar, Tring. 7pm. The man with the Weissenborn & National Guitars. Supporting Chilterns MS Centre. www.bluesbartring.co.uk FRIDAY 18 JUN Music: Derik Timm’s Moondogs Blues Bar, Tring. 7pm. A contemporary modern blues band with a reputation for astounding festival performances. In aid of Neurokinex Hemel Hempstead. w ww. bluesbartring.co.uk

THURSDAY 24 JUN Theatre: Macbeth Waddesdon Manor, 7pm. Adult £18.50, Child £10. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all-male theatre company. www.waddesdon. org.uk/whats-on/easter/ SATURDAY 26 JUN Fairs / Festivals: Armed Forces Day Series of events to support Armed Forces Day including an online fitness session by Viking Fitness. Look out for updates on the website. www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/ community-living/ armed-forces-covenant SUNDAY 27 JUN Travel: Great Malvern Masons mini bus and coach hire. To 2 Jul. www.masonscoachhire.co.uk MONDAY 28 JUN Film: Open Air Cinema Ashridge House Open Air Cinema. To 7 Jul. A series of outdoor screenings this summer. See website for details. www.ashridgehouse. org.uk/open-air-cinema/

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Music: The Dung Beatles Blues Bar Tring, 7pm. The Dung Beatles celebrate The Fab Four’s virtuosity with faithful musical renditions of hits and album tracks. Supporting Rennie Grove Hospice at Home. www.bluesbartring.co.uk

Business: BDCC Networking & Social Berkhamsted Cricket Club, 5-8pm. In aid of: Age UK Dacorum, Berkhamsted Town Hall Trust, DENS, Hospice of St Francis & Open Door. www.berkhamsted-chamber. co.uk livingmags.info


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Tring Farmers Market - 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month

Theatre: Twelfth Night Open-Air Tring Memorial Park 2pm. From £15. William Shakespeare’s masterpiece and most popular comedy is an amazing rounded play for actors and audience alike. www.dramaimpact.com

Schoenberg’s masterpiece based on Dehmel’s poem www.behindthemirror.org

SATURDAY 10 JUL Fundraisers: Florence Nightingale NOT The Midnight Walk Set your alarm clocks for 5am along with hundreds of others for a virtual dawn walk to raise crucial funds to support Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. www. fnhospice.org.uk/events/ notthemidnightwalk2021/ Markets & Sales: Tring Farmers Market Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, 9am-12.30pm. 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Fine produce from around the district. tringfarmersmarket.co.uk SUNDAY 11 JUL Fairs / Festivals: Tring Summer Carnival Day Tring Summer Carnival Day 2021! Visit the website to find out more. www. tringtogether.org.uk WEDNESDAY 14 JUL Music: Transfigured Night St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted. 7.30pm. An evening of extreme romanticism featuring Brahms’ B major piano trio,

THURSDAY 15 JUL Music: Sam Kelly’s Station House Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk FRIDAY 16 JUL Music: Shufflepack Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk SUNDAY 18 JUL Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Farmers Market: High Street, Berkhamsted, 10am-2pm. An opportunity for local customers to buy high quality produce direct from the producer. www.facebook.com/berkofm MONDAY 19 JUL Travel: Bournemouth Masons mini bus and coach hire. To 23 Jul. www.masonscoachhire.co.uk SUNDAY 25 JUL Travel: Whitstable Masons mini bus and coach hire. Adult £25, child £19. www.masonscoachhire.co.uk SATURDAY 7 AUG Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Book Fair Court House, Berkhamsted, 10am-4pm. Free admittance. A huge selection of second hand books of all sorts on display. 01442 862011 SATURDAY 14 AUG Markets & Sales: Tring Farmers Market Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, 9am-12.30pm. 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Fine produce from around the district. tringfarmersmarket. co.uk < Sunday 4th July

Travel: Eastbourne Air Show Masons mini bus and coach hire. Adult £23, child £19. Eastbourne’s International Airshow boasts a 2-mile flying display. www.masonscoachhire.co.uk SUNDAY 15 AUG Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Farmers Market High Street, Berkhamsted, 10am-2pm. An opportunity for local customers to buy high quality produce direct from the producer. www.facebook.com/berkofm MONDAY 16 AUG Travel: Alvaston Hall Masons mini bus and coach hire. To 20 Aug. Twin/double £415pp. www. masonscoachhire.co.uk THURSDAY 19 AUG Music: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. Classic blues and jazz from the Empress of Blues. www. bluesbartring.co.uk FRIDAY 20 AUG Music: Paul Lamb and The Kingsnakes Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. www.bluesbartring.co.uk THURSDAY 2 SEP Music: Spikedrivers plus Tyzack and Tortora Blues Bar, Tring. 8pm. Their music has been described as’haunting’, ‘gutsy’, ‘tribal’ and even psychedelic. www.bluesbartring.co.uk FRIDAY 3 SEP Fairs / Festivals: Chilli Fest Aviary Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, 10am-5pm. To 5 Sep. With handpicked exhibitors, live music, family fun and children’s craft activities. www.waddesdon.org.uk

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Approximate time: allow 1 hour 30 minutes Approximate distance: 3 miles (5 kilometres) Discover the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the historic Tringford pumping station on this circular walk, which starts from Tring Town Centre 1. From FROGMORE STREET EAST car park (behind DOLPHIN SQUARE and the Church of St Peter & St Paul) head northwards towards the NORA GRACE HALL. Passing the hall on your left, keep on the main path across the POND CLOSE play area and walk beside a flint wall. 2. When the wall ends ignore all paths to the left (leading to houses) and continue on the main path, which runs below tall ash trees. Below lies the STREAMSIDE WALK environmental area, to which the path gradually descends. Cross SILK MILL WAY to a footpath with tubular fencing to its right and continue on path to another road junction ahead. 3. Bear slightly right and cross NEW ROAD. Take the path left, beside the ‘feeder stream’. Keep to the tarmac path until it reaches the UPPER ICKNIELD WAY, once an ancient track linking East Anglia with the Wiltshire Downs, but now a busy road.

In 1904 the Wendove r Arm was is currently finally closed. only navigabl It e as far However, as Little the road Tring. bridge has the leaky been rebuilt sections and of the canal being lined are progressi in concrete , and re-watere vely future of the Wendove d. The r Arm looks promising . It is possible much more to walk the of the Arm entire length following the towpath. Bridge follow From Little the path Tring down past (on the Wilstone right) and reservoir on to Drayton It is well worth an Beaucha mp. afternoo source in n’s stroll to the Arm’s the market town of Wendove r. Please follow the Country Code. • Leave gates in the position you • Leave find them only your own footprints • Take away your litter • Keep dogs under control Do wear sensible clothing Strong footwear for your own comfort. is recomme after rain; nded, particula you may rly encounte stretches r some on this route. muddy

4. Cross carefully. There’s a pedestrian crossing just to the right. The path continues to follow the stream until it flows into the WENDOVER ARM of the GRAND UNION CANAL. 5. Turn left and continue along the canal to the old ‘stop lock’. Just before the stop lock opposite is TRINGFORD PUMPING STATION, which pumps water from the TRING RESERVOIRS into the Wendover Arm, whence it flows into the GRAND UNION CANAL at Bulbourne. Keep walking beside the canal, up to the road bridge. Climb the steps and cross the road at LITTLE TRING to the footpath opposite. 6. Continue to follow the path with the canal still on your right to a junction and then bear left, while the canal curves away to your right to its current (2018) terminus. Follow this path to a gate and a four-way path junction. At the gate, continue straight on, with a fence to your right. When the fence ends, take the gate on the right and continue to the next field gate. Go through the next gate and turn left onto the well-defined track between hedges towards MISWELL FARM. This track joins the farm lane which climbs to the right up the hill towards Tring in a deep and steep cutting beneath Beech trees. 7. Cross the busy UPPER ICKNIELD WAY again, into MISWELL LANE, noting on the left the old WINDMILL and on the right the rookery in the trees beside the road. Continue down MISWELL LANE, crossing WINDMILL WAY to Goldfield playing fields on the left. 8. Take the path to the right towards the school with playing fields to the right. At the three-way path junction continue straight on to eventually meet CHRISTCHURCH ROAD. 9. Turn right and go down the hill to FRIARS WALK. Turn left into FRIARS WALK and continue, keeping right, to a T-junction with the Black Horse pub opposite. Cross the road and return to the car park.

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Tringford Tringford pumping station was and worked built in in tandem 1818 with other Whitehou ses and stations at Marswort were closed h until these two in 1836 and 1917 When Whitehou respectiv ses, situated ely. reservoir, above Wilstone was shut down, an was construc undergro und culvert ted to connect station. To with the this day, Tringford all the Tring inter-con reservoirs nected by are culverts pumped and water from one can be area to hundred another. years water For over a from the lifted using reservoirs a steam was engine. In were installed; 1927 diesel pumps these have with electric now been replaced pumps. Also was lengthen in 1927, the building ed and remodell lower structure, ed as a much using round-he brought aded windows from a redunda Foxton near nt engine house at Leicester .


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