Tring Living - Summer 2022

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Welcome to the Summer issue!




he days are long, and the sun is (hopefully) shining, so we’re here to help you make the most of it! As always, the magazine includes lots of local news. We also have a round-up of local events and days out in our What’s On section, so you should never be bored! By the time you read this, we will all have enjoyed an extra bank holiday and celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. So in our history feature we take a look back at how Tring celebrated her Coronation in 1953. We also have a fabulous summer outing for you to win. The lovely folk at West Leith Farm have an Alpaca Experience for up to six people to give away! And that’s not all - we also have two tickets up for grabs to the sensational musical Six at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.


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News and views from Tring and surrounding villages Find something special from our local shops Walk: discover some royal connections!

Even if you aren’t a winner in our competitions, there’s plenty to give you inspiration for summer. We’ve got a guide to creating a wildflower meadow in your garden - or you can get out into our beautiful countryside with our royal-themed walk. Summer also brings exam results - and to ease the stress we have a guide to university clearing, so you and your older teens are prepared when A-Level results day comes around. We also have some games and puzzles for the younger kids. If you want to be involved in the next issue, please email Naomi at with your news prior to our autumn issue. We wish you all a long, lazy, hazy summer! Happy reading!

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30 Create a wildflower meadow in your garden


University clearing: be prepared for A-level results day!

22 Keep your feet sweet! 34 Fun with puzzles and games for children 26 How Tring celebrated the Queen’s Coronation - plus 40 Summer reading ideas from other jubilee celebrations

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43 Win tickets to musical sensation Six

44 What’s on locally 45 Win an alpaca experience 48 Local classified services 50 Essential local information

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Get ready for Carnival fun!


et set for Tring Carnival from 7-10 July. Carnival week runs from Thursday to Sunday lunchtime and the highlight is Carnival Day on 9 July, which once again will include a parade. Expect an afternoon of fun, food, drink and entertainment - not to forget all the lovely stalls. You can book to take part in the vintage car show, or to run a stall, via the website below. Thursday evening is Quiz Night – get your team together now! Friday and Saturday are music nights in support of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Pepper Foundation, while Tring Blues Bar closes the carnival on Sunday 10 July. Head to the Tring Brewery Marquee for an afternoon with Slim Chance, a band founded by Ronnie Lane, as soon as he left the Faces nearly 50 years ago. It continues to live up to its name as the ultimate good-time band. Come along and support your town and favourite charities at this fantastic event. For further information

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Go behind the scenes at museum


f you want to find out more about what goes on at Tring Natural History Museum, book a place on the Voyages of Discovery tours.

The tour includes: • A rare chance to step behind the scenes at the Museum. • Discover the history of the bird collection, and how it is curated. This includes bird skins, eggs and nests, specimens in spirit (alcohol) and skeletons. • The theme of the tour is ‘Voyages of Discovery’, and includes specimens from expeditions by Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace, Rothschild (the Webster-Harris expedition), Ernest Shackleton, David Attenborough’s zoo quests and Harold Hall. Tickets are limited and advance booking is necessary.


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Marshcroft plans submitted


arrow Estates, which has proposed a new ‘garden suburb’ in Tring, has submitted its plans following a public consultation. The Marshcroft development would see 1,400 homes built on land north of Station Road, east of Grove Road and south of Bulbourne Road, next to the Grand Union Canal. Objections have been raised by conservation campaigners including the Chiltern Society and Chiltern Countryside Group. A meeting of Tring Town Council in May, where this application was discussed, was well attended by the public. Everyone attending spoke unanimously against the application; this view was endorsed by Councillors, who will recommend to Dacorum Borough Council, as planning authority, that the application be refused. A decision is expected in the next few months.

Tring Farmers’ Market


op along to Tring Farmers’ Market where you can speak to the stallholders and find out exactly how things are produced or grown and where they have come from. The market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays at the Market Place in Brook Street. All stallholders come from within a 30mile radius of Tring and mostly grow, make or produce everything they sell. More at 6 / Tring Living

Tring Radio: a truly local radio station


n recent years we’ve seen a huge decline in the number of true local independent radio stations as they are bought out by the large media groups. These groups don’t have bases in the areas where they promise to continue to offer local content and cannot support the communities in the same way as a locally-based station is able to. A true local radio station offers an inclusive platform for the whole community and wider area to promote their businesses, charities, events and provide the finer details of local news, which is so important in keeping the community connected. Most community and local radio stations are run by groups of volunteers on a not-for-profit basis - just like Tring Radio. Being in the heart of the community we are also able to offer people the chance to learn in a professional environment, which can be invaluable for anyone looking for a career in broadcasting, presenting or journalism. We rely on the support from the community just as the community relies on us for information, news and entertainment. The same is true for Tring Living and Berkhamsted Living Magazines whose only source of revenue is advertising. If the communities value these local resources they must continue to support them. Listen and support your local radio station and read your Tring Living Magazine.


Party to raise funds for Hector’s House


ocal suicide prevention charity Hector’s House is delighted to have been announced as Charity of the Year by Pitstone Party in the Park. The free, family-friendly event will be held on Saturday 16 July 2022 from 12pm-8pm. ‘As a small, local charity, support like this truly means the world to us,’ said Lotte Stringer, CEO of Hector’s House. The event will be held at Pitstone Recreation Ground and will include a range of activities, live music, food and drink for the whole family to enjoy. For more information see

Tring dancer on tour

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dance student from Tring has been performing with the Ballet Central as it tours this summer. Jessica De Souza Lewis, a 21-year-old dance student from Tring, has been appearing at venues across England, including London, Cambridge, Birmingham and Guildford. The tour ends in July. Jessica, who is now in the final year of a degree in Professional Dance & Performance at London’s Central School of Ballet, previously attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Young Dancers Academy.


Music for everyone


ring Music Partnership (TMP) was created in June 2021 to get community music back on its feet following the pandemic. The Partnership’s aim is to offer everyone in the community the opportunity to take part in music. TMP received a grant from Tring Town Council and Dacorum Borough Council, and this, along with ticket sales from events, has helped to provide: • Musical demonstrations and have-a-go sessions for more than 140 primary school children • Three free youth musical theatre workshops • Tring Christmas Festival church stage • A Big Band concert and workshop for Armed Forces Day 2021 • Events to support teachers and local music groups as well as create a list of music teachers • Early years music sessions for Tring Tots community playgroup • Support for young bands to perform at Tringfest • Older years music sessions for residents at The Furlong. TMP also took part in the FOTCH Family Fun Day in May.


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Return of the The Tringe! four groups of comedians made up of professionals and a group of locals who have trained for the scariest and most exhilarating night of their lives. More details on the leaflet enclosed in this magazine, and at


ring’s very own pre-Edinburgh Festival extravaganza returns from 3-23 July after a two-year hiatus. The Tringe is part of the UK comedy calendar, offering the final rehearsal for performers who are going to Edinburgh or preparing for their autumn tours. Over three weeks more than 40 different acts will be previewing their Edinburgh shows in Tring. Just some of the acts you can expect include Bobby Davro, Reginald D Hunter, Russell Kane, Arthur Smith and The Chase’s Paul Sinha - along with many more. The Roving Comedy Night is undoubtedly a highlight of the Tringe. Four pubs full of comedy loving audiences,

Tring big screen returns


any of you have been asking about Tring Cinema. The good news is that the team behind it are busy planning to re-open their doors at the Nora Grace Hall again this September. So follow them on Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to the newsletter via www. to be the first to know when the autumn schedule is released.

Tring in top three best places to live in Herts


s the desire to relocate in search of a more fulfilling life balance continues, lifestyle site Muddy Stilettos and Strutt & 8 / Tring Living

Parker asked one million readers to choose the best places to live outside London. Tring came in third, behind Hitchin and St Albans for Hertfordshire residents. Voters were given one vote each, and their decisions were based on their own knowledge of best postcodes, shopping, schools, restaurants and bars, plus the commuting journeys for those needing to travel into London and other major conurbations.


Covid Memorial Helping those Garden to open in need


acorum Borough Council is creating a memorial garden in Gadebridge Park, Hemel, in memory of residents who lost their lives during the Covid pandemic. The focal point of the garden will be a red-leaf Copper Beech tree, surrounded by benches and wildflower planting to encourage a biodiverse, peaceful place for the community to reflect and remember loved ones. The council has planted 240 square metres of wildflower turf and 24,000 bulbs including crocuses and tulips, which will flower in the spring. An official opening ceremony will take place on Saturday 16 July.


ring’s Foodbank is run from St Peter & St Paul Church. Each weekday from 10am -12pm the DENS Foodbank, with a team of 12 or so volunteers, is open for Tring residents who are in need. Foodbank parcels are collected by a volunteer from DENS foodbank office in Hemel Hempstead for distribution at the Tring church. A box is outside the church when the Foodbank is open, for donated goods, but DENS is most in need of cash donations. Find out more at tring-foodbank.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Dark Skies date set!

The date has been set for the Chiltern’s large-scale Green Space Dark Skies gathering mentioned in the last issue of Tring Living. The event takes place on Friday 15 July 2022. Sign up at events/england-chilterns-aonb.


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Midnight Walk returns Take a tour through for one last night history


lorence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s annual Midnight Walk returns to Aylesbury for the final time after a twoyear hiatus on Saturday 16 July. Since it began in 2010, the Midnight Walk has seen hundreds of men and women come together and take to the streets of Aylesbury, walking more than 50,000 miles and raising over £650,000 for the charity over the years. But this will be the last opportunity to take part in the event due to a dwindling number of entrants. The charity is hoping its local community will support the Farewell Midnight Walk, with walkers joining them to remember loved ones and support their local hospice as they walk the final miles for one last time. Walkers can choose from 5-mile or 10-mile circular routes – both starting from Aylesbury College at midnight on Saturday 16 July, with refreshments at pit stops along the way. Each walker will also receive a commemorative Farewell Midnight Walk 2022 T-shirt, as well as a Finisher’s medal and complimentary breakfast at the end of the walk. For more information head to or call 01296 429975.


eritage Open Day Talks and Tours will be taking place in and around Berkhamsted between September 9 and 18. All events are free but places are limited and must be pre-booked - a wonderful opportunity to discover some of our local history for free. Dates and tours so far include: • Friday 9: ‘A Walk Back in Time’ - a guided tour of Berkhamsted’s historical town. • A ‘Medieval Graffiti’ tour in St Peter’s Church. • Saturday 10: a guided tour of yesterday’s canals -‘The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted’. • Sunday 11: Foundling Hospital tours. • Monday 12: a guided tour around Berkhamsted’s West End. • Tuesday 13: a guided tour of Amersfort Hall Arts and Craft gardens. • Friday 16 September: a second ‘Walk Back in Time’ - a guided tour. • Saturday 17 September: ‘Northchurch Radicals’ - a tour. • Sunday 18: a tour of the Old Hall and Chapel at Berkhamsted School. More to be announced. All places must be booked via Dates and times may be subject to change.

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Andy scoops Luton airport expansion - update top art prize L T ring professional artist Andy Lee has been awarded a top prize at the Mall Gallery in London. Andy had a painting accepted for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2022 exhibition, and was surprised to be invited to an awards ceremony, where he was presented with the James Fletcher Watson Award for the best use of watercolour in the exhibition. Andy is also a member of the exclusive Wapping Group, one of the longest established societies of working artists in the country, which meets to paint at venues anywhere between Henley and the Thames Estuary, and only ever has 25 statutory members.


uton Rising, the owners of Luton Airport, are in the process of analysing data from the public consultation regarding the proposed expansion of the airport. The consultation on proposals to increase capacity to 32 million passengers per year, and build a new terminal, ended on 4 April. Responses received by the public are being analysed and considered as Luton Rising finalises its application. It will then submit an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO). The decision on whether to grant permission will rest with the Secretary of State for Transport.

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21st century hospital plans in pipeline


retired project designer and manager, who was responsible for the planning, design and construction of the Hospice of St Francis, is heading a campaign for a new centralised hospital for West Herts. Gordon Yearwood founded the non-profit organisation, West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution, which was formed to achieve a purpose built, 21st century, centrally located hospital, for all the people of West Hertfordshire. In a presentation to the Berkhamsted Chamber of Commerce, Gordon stated that while the UK population increased by 14% (from 59m to 67m) and the expenditure on the NHS doubled from 2000 to 2020, our senior NHS staff systematically cut the number of hospital beds every year from 240,144 in 2000 to 162,723 in 2020, to a level that Gordon claims became ‘dangerously inadequate’. This has resulted, he said in: Nurses treating patients in corridors; A&E blocking up; queues of ambulances waiting to discharge patients to A&E and unable to collect new patients; cancelled planned operations; GPs told to reduce referrals, and improper discharging of patients without adequate handover. Gordon claims that the government has indicated that up to £590 million could be provided for a ‘new’ hospital for the people of West Herts.

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He claims the money could be used to build a new centrally located 21st century hospital, but instead local NHS senior staff want to keep Watford as our main hospital, building a £940m tower block hospital, higher than Grenfell Tower. Gordon’s vision for a 21st century acute general hospital with A&E, maternity and planned surgery, located centrally between St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead, would, he says, be a better option for the people of Tring and West Herts. In his plan, there would be supporting satellite community health centres in Hemel, St Albans and Watford, to provide urgent, but non-life threatening, treatment. The design (pictured) for the proposed hospital has taken as its inspiration The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, opened in 2012, and identified as the UK’s most effective acute general hospital to date. Gordon concluded by telling the Chamber that the Health Secretary Sajid Javid has agreed to look into the local NHS Trust’s refusal to consider a new 21st century hospital on a central site. The next step for West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution is to have a proper economic appraisal by a credible organisation to demonstrate the sustainable credibility of the proposal. Once that is completed, the organisation can take the completed design together with the economic appraisal to the Secretary of State. West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution is now crowdfunding to pay for this last part of the proposal. To contribute, head to the fundraising page at westherts21stcenturyhospital


New strategy to protect Tring Woods


n ecological report, commissioned by Dacorum Borough Council, reveals more action is needed to help protect Tring Woods. The report says that recreational activities are causing landscapes to come under increasing pressure, which can erode valuable habitats and disturb wildlife. Tring Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and forms part of the Chilterns Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which is protected by international law. The Council is working with Natural England, Hertfordshire County Council, and neighbouring authorities, to develop an interim mitigation strategy, which includes additional checks on planning applications for development close to the area. Find out more at

Louise wins cash prize


ouise Towler of Indigo Tree Digital, a Tring-based web design and development agency, has been recognised as one of the top 38 female innovative entrepreneurs in the country by Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency with their Women in Innovation program. Each winner has been awarded a £50,000 cash injection and bespoke mentoring to scale up and bring their innovative ideas to market. Louise’s innovation is a new platform, which will empower WordPress website content editors, giving them real time feedback during the editing process, informing them to make educated changes to the content to prevent accessibility issues.

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Fancy That - Tring (Continued) 08 Jellycat ‘Penny’ Praying Mantis £26 09 Platinum Jubilee souvenir mug £12


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Fancy That - Tring 06 Ashridge House Aerial View by Mary Casserley Card £3 Limited Edition Print £25 07 Blade & Rose embroidered cotton tops £14

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WALKS AROUND TOWN Jubilee Wood Walk We’re heading a little further afield for a right royal walk this time, which starts in the village of Penn, near High Wycombe. It’s a more strenuous walk, which visits some historic villages START: THE RED LION, ELM ROAD, PENN HP10 8LF. DISTANCE: 10 MILES/16KM, WITH 5- AND 6-MILE OPTIONS


n the 14th century, Penn was home to England’s leading floor tilers, whose work was used in Windsor Castle and the Tower of London. It’s also home to the Penn Jubilee Wood, created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and a Victorian beer house. On a more macabre note it also has a link to Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England. With The Red Lion behind you, turn left along the narrow lane and continue beside the main road to Slades Garage. Cross to the left of the garage, walk along Beacon Hill for 660m and take the path on the left opposite ‘Claremont’. 1. Go over the stile, through the wood and over the next stile into the Chiltern Society’s Penn Jubilee Wood. Head straight across the field, through a gate and continue for 250m to a path on the left. Turn left along the left-hand field edge and, just before entering the wood, turn right along a permissive path. At the end, turn left into the wood to a T- Junection, turn right for a few metres, then fork right on The

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Chiltern Way (TCW), to a stile at the corner of the wood. Cross it and turn left over a second stile into a field. 2. The route follows TCW’s Berkshire Loop for almost a mile. Cross the field and a stile onto a lane. Turn right along it for 60m and take the path on the left opposite the farm buildings. Cross the first stile, continue ahead over the second, and turn right along a wide track. In the next field, turn immediately left downhill and climb up the other side to cross the stile at the top. Follow the path through woodland, bear right down the left-hand field edge and up over a stile on the left into the next field. Stay in the same direction up and over two further stiles, then go through a gate onto a lane. Turn left up to The Royal Standard of England. 3. Turn right towards the pub car park and immediately right along a narrow lane to a gravel driveway at the end. Turn left through a gate, fork left and follow the path through three

What our customers say: further gates into a wood. After a few metres, fork left, following the path along the edge of the wood for 550m and through a gate onto an unmade lane. Walk up the lane to a path on the left just after a pair of metal field gates. 4. Turn left along the path to a lane, Pauls Hill. Turn right and go past the church to the main road. Cross it, turn right along the pavement and take the path straight ahead at the entrance to The Crown Inn car park. Turn left along the field edge and left again along the bottom of the car park into the woods. Follow the path round to the right, continue downhill then straight across the field to a major path Junction. *The optional shorter route starts here. 5. Turn right along the wide track on TCW to Winchmore Hill. At the lane, turn left and immediately right through a gate into a field. Turn left along the field edge and through a gate on the left onto a busy lane. Cross it, go past the gate opposite and bear right uphill along the field edge and into the next wood. Fork left to a surfaced driveway and turn left up it. Just before the left- hand bend, bear right off the driveway and straight ahead over a crossing path. At the end, turn right through a gate and cross the lane past a pond, Gawde Water. Continue ahead through two gates onto the grass of Winchmore Hill Common. 6. Turn left past the children’s play area, cross the road and walk down to the bus shelter. Cross to the path opposite and stay in the same direction through two gates into a wood. Continue along the left-hand edge and through a gate into a field. Fork left across the field and pass through two more gates to a road in Penn Street. Cross the road and bear right past the village hall along a lane signposted to Penn and Beaconsfield. At the corner, continue straight ahead past the barrier into Penn Wood. 7. Walk directly ahead for 100m, then turn left along a wide track for a further 100m and follow it round to the right. Stay on this wide

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Living Magazines, working with you… track for 1.6km, passing The Penna on the way, then go down through a gate onto a busy road. Cross it into Common Wood and follow the main path ahead as it first descends then climbs to a noticeboard near the edge of the wood. 8. Facing the map on the noticeboard, bear right for a few metres and turn right onto a wide path along the edge of the wood. Where the field on the right ends, cross straight over onto a smaller path and follow it for 180m to a junction. Fork left. Where the signed ‘long trail’ turns left, continue straight ahead and down to a lane. Bear right across it, take the path uphill and round to the left to leave the wood into a field. Cross straight over it and go through a gap in the hedgerow to where the shorter optional walk rejoins from the left. 9. Continue ahead, follow the track round to the right past the farm buildings and continue along to return to The Red Lion. *Optional shorter route – Turn left along the wide track for 200m and bear right to the top. Turn left along the hedgerow and left again at the end to rejoin the main route at waypoint 9. There’s also the opportunity to make it a figure-of-eight walk by reversing the shorter route back to waypoint 6 and then following the main route. With thanks to the Chiltern Society for supplying this walk.










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What happens with property when couples split up? Understanding property ownership is important in case of relationship breakdown, as Georgina Allen, Associate, Rayden Solicitors, Berkhamsted, explains

The severance of the joint tenancy automatically results in you each owning 50 per cent (this can be adjusted later through a financial order). What is important, particularly if you are married, is to follow up this act by ensuring you have a valid Will, which leaves your share in the property to the beneficiaries you choose.


and law is an area of law that regularly creeps into family law, particularly when property is jointly owned by clients who are facing the breakdown of a relationship, whether that relationship is a marriage, a civil partnership or a cohabiting couple. A property can be held by joint owners in two ways. When buying a property with somebody else, you choose whether to hold the property as tenants in common or joint tenants. The distinction is important - how you hold the property determines what happens to your share when you die. Lawyers, eh? Always imagining worst-case scenarios! Tenants in common each own a distinct share in the property. That might be 50/50 or 95/5 or whatever split is agreed, and when you die, your share passes in accordance with your Will to your chosen beneficiaries. If you choose a joint tenancy - and I think this is a particularly interesting concept - the joint owners each own the whole of the property. There are no divisible shares, so when you die, you do not have a share in the property to leave. The rule of survivorship then operates and the owner, or owners, still living, continue holding the property in the same way as before. When facing the breakdown of any relationship, a person’s feelings about how they hold a property with someone might change. If you hold a property with your now ex-partner as joint tenants, you might prefer that they don’t automatically continue to own all of the property. You may prefer that your share can be left to the beneficiaries of your choice.

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So what can you do about it? You can sever the joint tenancy. The Law of Property Act 1925 sets out the requirements to be met in order to sever a tenancy - if you comply with them, you can unilaterally sever the joint tenancy, so you then own the property as tenants in common. The severance of the joint tenancy automatically results in you each owning 50 per cent (this can be adjusted later through a financial order). What is important, particularly if you are married, is to follow up this act by ensuring you have a valid Will, which leaves your share in the property to the beneficiaries you choose. Of course, severing the tenancy is a double-edged sword – you may be better off remaining as joint tenants, or you may not. This is a balancing exercise, which only you can determine, however it must be a consideration, so that should the worst happen, fate has not decided for you.

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Are you running the risk of outliving your savings? In a world of low interest rates, an unpredictable economy and increasing life expectancy, useful guidance on retirement planning is a necessity


hether you have just started out on life’s journey, or counting the days to retirement, pension planning should be high on your wealth management agenda. However, you will have very different needs and objectives depending on which part of the journey you are on. The earlier you start planning, the easier it will potentially be to create the retirement lifestyle you want. The stark reality is that the majority of us need to save more. We all must accumulate more, when we are earning, to meet the extra costs of living longer. The decisions we make today will dictate the standard of living we will enjoy in retirement. The golden rule is to determine exactly how much you are going to need in retirement – and to start planning for it now. Delays costs money but making worthwhile contributions need not be that difficult. Making pension contributions could be seen as a necessary expense: they should not be an afterthought. Budgeting for a regular monthly amount towards any pension savings

could be considered as an integral part of business or household budgeting, just like the heating and lighting bills. Remember that making annual or single contributions has the possibility of buying into the market at the ‘wrong’ time. Monthly contributions help to smooth out the effect of fluctuations in unit prices. Those relying solely on the State Pension to see them through their later years will have to accept that their standard of living is going to drop significantly.

With people generally living longer, retirement now represents a far greater proportion of our lives than previously expected The State Pension provides a limited income (£175.20 for a single person, per week, based on a full NI record in the 2020/2021 tax year), which falls drastically short of what is really needed to fund a comfortable lifestyle. So how do we avoid poverty in retirement? First, decide how large a fund you will need. One method is to

multiply your target retirement income by 25. For example, if you think you’ll need £30,000 a year, aim for a fund of £750,000. Next, select the most appropriate investment vehicles to help achieve your goal. Property, investment bonds and ISAs have all proved popular over recent years but don’t offer the same degree of tax breaks as a pension. To help avoid running out of money, selecting a balanced and welldiversified investment portfolio is critical, but knowing how much money to take from a drawdown policy is arguably of greater importance. There’s no better time like the present for you to consider how to enhance or protect your wealth whilst thinking about your retirement. The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than the amount invested. The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation, can change at any time and are generally dependent on individual circumstances.

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Why our humble feet may be the lynchpin to overall physical health

s humans love to pamper ourselves, whether it be a relaxing back massage, a snazzy new hairstyle or a luxurious manicure. Yet we often neglect the one part of our body that endures the most stress of all, and that’s our feet. Miles of pounding the pavements in sweaty running shoes; evenings spent strutting around bars in pinching high heels; and long work shifts in flat loafers. They all take their toll on your tootsies as they support you from morning till night. But while you may be familiar with many podiatry ailments such as corns, calluses and blisters, you may not realise that your foot alignment may be affecting other areas of your body as well, such as that creaking in your knees, the ache in your hips or nagging lower back pain. It may come as some surprise to realise that many of our joint ailments are caused by ill-fitting footwear – whether that’s a lack of support, a too-narrow fit, or heels that contort your bones – but as we often focus more on the aesthetics rather than practical features, it is a common problem. In short, your passion for fashion may be sparking a chain reaction all through your body that causes constant discomfort and pain.

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The solution? First ascertain where your problem lies and then purchase shoes to correct it. Sometimes this means accepting that narrow shoes are not suitable for your wide feet or that the flip flops you buy need a little more support. Fortunately, most podiatry brands now available have many stylish options and there are also simple exercises you can do to bring your feet back into alignment… and your whole body into harmony.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY Misaligned feet problems and how to fix them Bunions Presenting on either the outer side of the big toe or less commonly the little toe (bunionette), bunions are a bony lump created by the metatarsal either enlarging or moving outwards. Caused by either wearing shoes that are too narrow or too high, tight calf muscles or feet that tilt either inwards or outwards, they can become incredibly painful and swollen. Choosing shoes that have a wide toe box and arch support will take pressure off your bunions, while calf stretches may also improve them as well. Otherwise, your best option is foot surgery. Flat Feet Either inherent or caused by a collapsed arch, flat feet can lead to numerous problems throughout the body. Less able to absorb shock, flat feet can leave you more vulnerable to shin splints, inflamed Achilles tendons and general knee discomfort. Wearing insoles specifically designed for the condition, or specialised orthotics, can greatly improve not only foot discomfort, but general alignment throughout the body. Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia – the strong bowstring-like ligament that runs from the heel to the tip of the foot – causes pain not only in the heel, but also in the middle of the foot and also muscle cramps in the calves. This is often the result of repetitive stress and pounding from walking or running due to poor foot alignment. While anti-inflammatory medications will help soothe discomfort, true relief will only come from orthotics (possibly to slightly raise the heel) or exercises that stretch the tendons and strengthen the lower leg muscles creating strength and stability in the ankle and heel. The good news is that while our feet are the

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Coronation celebrations

As we’ve all been enjoying ourselves celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee recently, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at how Tring marked the Coronation in 1953


he weather spoiled many celebrations around the UK on 2 June 1953 when HM Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. And sadly, Tring was no different. According to the Tring and District News, the participants in the procession were disappointed when they turned out of Miswell Lane and onto the High Street because the road was almost deserted. But happily ‘things brightened up when the procession reached the lower part of the town, where a number of people waited’. The procession continued along Akeman Street and into the Park, where the various classes were judged. After the judging, a short outdoor service was held by the vicar and ministers of the Free Churches of Tring, and then the crowds were treated to a display of gymnastics by

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the RAF Physical Training Display team - who were ‘polished and performed with perfect precision’. The bad weather affected the children’s sports competition, with few taking part - but all the children were given free teas, which was probably great compensation as England was still subject to food rationing following World War II. The adult sports were almost abandoned, until a few hardy souls volunteered to take part. Later an Old People’s Tea took place in Victoria Hall, with every participant receiving a quarter pound of tea courtesy of Alderman H J Jones. There was a cricket match with a difference - as the ladies played the men (who played left-handed). The men lost by 36 runs and


a wicket - maybe the ladies didn’t need the advantage anyway! Later, the Scouts lit a huge bonfire, which was used to light flares for a torchlit procession to Church Square, where the National Anthem was played. To finish the day of celebrations a dance was held in Victoria Square.

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‘My scrapbook had a red cove r with black pages and we were encoura ged to cut out coronation ar ti newspapers an cles and pictures out of d magazines to stick in them There was a bo . ok with a crea m-coloured cover with ph otos in it.’ Linda Swinn erton

Jeffries’ ed into Norman m am cr us of 25 He was the ‘Over the Coronation. ch at w to , om back ro tele in a very Street, and the e or m og Fr in reen, with grocer d a very small sc ha x bo n’ de oo e were all large ‘w glass over it. W g in fy ni ag m t a gian pictures, even ng live moving ei se h it w d lle quite grainy.’ enthra and white and k ac bl in e er w if they Peter Anderson

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Jubilees gone by We take a look back in time at what was happening in the world during The Queen’s previous jubilee years - and how the occasions were celebrated and commemorated Silver Jubilee, 1977 The year 1977 saw the Ford Fiesta go on sale in the UK, and Concorde flights begin between London and New York. The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, courted national headlines, while Amnesty International won the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize. Fleetwood Mac released their Grammywinning album, Rumours, while a new underground line edged towards completion in the capital – the Jubilee Line! The line is arguably the most regular reminder of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It’s no coincidence that it’s marked as silver on the map – it was originally going to be called the Fleet Line. Although supposed to open in 1977, digging work meant the deadline slipped by a couple of years, but it remains a permanent reminder of the 1977 Silver Jubilee, certainly to London’s commuters. Elsewhere, the Jubilee Walkway around significant parts of London and the Jubilee Gardens, which are positioned in front of the London Eye, were significant additions to mark the occasion. Ruby Jubilee, 1992 The Queen’s Ruby Jubilee came in the same year as what she famously termed her ‘annus horribilis’ (a Latin phrase meaning ‘horrible year’). The preceding months had seen three of her children’s marriages fail, while fire swept through Windsor Castle. As a result, the Ruby Jubilee celebrations were perhaps more subdued than some

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of the others. A gala was held at the Royal Opera House; The Great Event at Earl’s Court brought back notions of Victorian opulence, while a Jubilee lunch was held at Guildhall. However, in the immediate post-Diana era, and with a backdrop of public outcry over royal spending, and within that, the Queen agreeing to pay income tax, it was considered most appropriate to tone down celebrations. On a wider scale, the year saw Yugoslavia break up, as did Czechoslovakia, while George Bush and Boris Yeltsin proclaimed a formal end to the Cold War; albeit attention was rapidly switching to the escalating Gulf War situation. Golden Jubilee, 2002 The Hungerford Footbridges, across the Thames between Charing Cross and South Bank, are the main tribute to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. Now a selfie hotspot, the span was first explored by Isambard Kingdom Brunel back in 1845, though various bridges followed. Globally, US weapons inspectors returned to Iraq and within a year a second catastrophic war was to hit the gulf state. The UK economy stalled in 2002 after 18 years of consistent growth, though the year did at least bring an end to foot & mouth, which had ravaged UK farming for the previous 11 months. In sport, England lost 2-1 to Brazil in their World Cup quarter-final thanks to Ronaldinho’s freak goal.




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Method 1. Place all the chutney ingredients except the pickled walnuts into a large pan. Allow the sugar to dissolve over a low heat, bring to the boil and continue until the apples are soft and broken down. Take off the heat and stir in the pickled walnuts. Place into sterilised jars and set aside. Note: The chutney can be made in advance, or you could simply add chopped pickled walnuts to your favourite chutney for a shortcut. 2. In a bowl mix the chicken thighs with the ginger, cumin, turmeric powder, korma paste, yoghurt and a pinch of salt. Ensure they are well coated, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. 3. When ready to cook, place chicken in a deep pan over a low heat and cover with coconut milk. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until the chicken is tender and falling apart. Remove with a slotted spoon and finely shred with two forks. Set aside. Add the curry powder, mango and spinach to the coconut milk and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat then add the chicken back to the sauce. 4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas 6 and grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Unravel the shortcrust pastry and cut out 12 circles around 10cm in diameter, then repeat with the puff pastry

For the Spiced Walnut Chutney: • 250g apples, peeled, cored and chopped • ½ large onion, thinly sliced • 75g soft brown sugar • ½ tsp cayenne pepper • 1 tsp mustard seeds • 1 tsp salt • 75ml Opies Pickled Walnuts pickling liquor • ½ jar of Opies Pickled Walnuts, finely chopped

using an 8cm cutter. Line the muffin tray holes with the shortcrust pastry circles then bake blind in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove then add an even layer of pickled walnut chutney to the bottom of each. Top with the chicken mixture then pop the puff pastry circles on top to encase the filling. Crimp the edges with a fork then brush each pie with egg. 5. Sprinkle with the nigella seeds then bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden and well risen.

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Ingredients: For the Coronation Chicken Pies: • 6 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed • 1 ball of Opies Stem Ginger, finely grated • 1 tsp cumin • 1 tsp turmeric powder • SERVES 1 S 12 2• RVE • 3 tbsp korma paste • 125g yoghurt • Pinch of salt • 2 sheets shortcrust pastry • 1 sheet puff pastry • A 400ml can coconut milk • 2 tbsp mild curry powder • 1 fresh mango, finely diced • 100g fresh spinach • 1 egg, beaten • 1 tsp nigella seeds


WILD Turn your garden into a veritable paradise for the birds and the bees by creating a wildflower meadow. Simple, environmentally beneficial and stunningly beautiful


anicured lawns and glamorous show gardens may be all the rage these days, but nothing quite compares to the raw, untamed beauty of wildflowers. Providing an unrestrained explosion of colour and character to your home, wildflowers are the ideal choice for someone who craves the delights of the garden, but doesn’t have time to spend hours cultivating their plot. Not only is it easy to create your own little wildflower meadow, it’s also fast, meaning that any patch of land you have bare can be germinated in a matter of months. That means you could be gazing out over a carpet of poppies, cornflowers, daisies, cowslips and bluebells as summer draws to a close. Perennial flowers will flourish in uncultivated soil, whereas cornfield flowers will do better in richer earth. You can buy ready-mixed seeds which will be tailored to certain

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variables such as soil containing heavy clay, boggy land by the pond’s edge, or even seeds that are specifically combined to provide the maximum nourishment to bees – such pollinators include Sunflower, Borage, Evening Primrose and Corn Marigold. Make sure you thoroughly weed the soil before scattering your seeds - you need 1g per square metre of pure wildflower seeds and 5g per square metre of grass and wildflower meadow seeds – and ensure the earth remains consistently moist thereafter. Once your meadow starts to bloom, spend the odd afternoon clearing away dead plants and weeds to allow new seeds to sow. You may also need to add more seeds the following year or two, but rest assured that once your wildflower meadow is established it will provide you (and the humble bumble bees) joy for years to come.


Must-have wildflowers for your garden Forget-me-not Suitably unforgettable, this lovely lilac biennial bloom not only adds a spray of colour to your lawn, but it also attracts various pollinators, and its leaves are eaten by the caterpillars of several moth species bringing an abundance of insect life to your garden. Hemp Agrimony This noble native perennial looks rather striking when grown amid other more colourful wildflower varieties. Preferring the shade, it grows tall and untamed and provides a delectable nectar for butterflies. Ox-eye Daisies Nothing says ‘British summer has arrived’ quite like the daisy. Tall and gracious, these white and yellow beauties are easy to grow – they thrive in the sun – though they can also overwhelm a plot if not kept in check. Cornflowers Native to mountain meadows and woodland in Europe, the blue cornflower is a favourite. The variety ‘Purple Heart’ has brilliant white flowers with deep purple stamens that bees, unsurprisingly, find irresistible.

Common Knapweed Despite its name, there is nothing common about this charming thistle. Though some may view it as a pest, it nonetheless brings its own rugged loveliness to your wildflower crop and also will provide food for birds if seed heads are left over winter. Honeysuckle What flowerbed is complete without a smattering of Honeysuckle? With its vibrant white, pink and yellow petals and unusually long tendrils, one might be forgiven for thinking this a flower from another planet, but this fragrant bloom is as British and as iconic as they come. Foxgloves Another ubiquitous garden dweller is the Foxglove. Bright, abundant and beautiful with its tubular purple flowers, these are ideal for the back of your miniature flower meadow as they grow tall and regal attracting many a bumblebee.


The university ‘clearing’ process and what you need to know What is clearing? Clearing is the process by which students who haven’t made their A-Level grades or fulfilled the conditions of their first-choice Higher Education offer of a place can still plot a route to university. Around three-quarters of those who use clearing fall into this category – they’ve already applied through UCAS and, for whatever reason, haven’t got the required grades… so clearing it is.

CLEAR Early preparation Firstly, it pays to be prepared. If you feel you may be missing your grades, you can access the Clearing platform prior to results day, where some courses will already be showing. It’s also a good idea to dig out your personal statement, have a shortlist of locations you’d like to consider, and get your grades early on the big day so you can head back to start the search… should you need to.

The process also welcomes in those who haven’t yet applied and are therefore going directly into clearing – this accounts for around a quarter of all applicants. Finally, a very small percentage of students will use Clearing having had a change of heart along the way. They wish to turn down their initial choice and look around for somewhere else.

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EDUCATION, CLEARING PROCESS Of course, that’s easier said than done because many students are in the stressful throes of not knowing where they will be heading at the end of the summer. It’s a nervy time and, in the majority of cases, comes off the back of the initial disappointment of A-level grades not being up to scratch. Starting your search Look on the UCAS website, check entry criteria and see if you meet them. A new feature that’s been brought in is Clearing Plus, which offers personalised matches through Track, and can enable you to express interest in a course. It is a way for universities to connect with you rather than just relying on the rather one-way process of old.

There’s the additional setback of knowing you won’t be attending the university you’ve pined over for the best part of a year; yet approaching clearing with a clear mind is important. And remember, millions of students have been through the clearing process and, at the end of their three years, will tell you they wouldn’t have wanted things any other way.

When you think you have a course that suits, explore online the university itself, as well as the town or city it’s located in. Remember, your studies will be only one part of the package.

Try to enjoy it Make no mistake, the process of clearing for students – and their parents – is a nervy one. It will determine the place where a loved one will live for the next three years, and potentially beyond, as they embrace independence and adulthood. All that said, it’s still an exciting experience – just a few calls and a few emails will determine so much; so whether you are a student approaching D-Day, or a parent looking to support, embrace the process and be positive about this huge step.

Get busy Next, contact the university – you can email, but putting in a call is always best. Have a chat over the phone and treat the experience a bit like a mini-interview, ensuring you ask lots of questions. In truth, what you will probably find is that both parties on the call are selling themselves. The student obviously wants to impress the institution, while the institution is keen to attract students to fill up their vacant places. Ultimately, both need each other and the process of matching aims, ambition and suitability is one that benefits all parties. Stay calm When an offer comes along, don’t just accept the first one, however tempting that is. Instead, survey options and make an informed choice.


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Hypnotic By Sherry Hostler Is it possible to hypnotise someone to do something unthinkable - like commit a murder? You’ll find out in Sherry Hostler’s debut novel Hypnotic. In this contemporary psychological thriller, Tom takes part in a university experiment - but it’s not what he thinks it is… This book was so gripping that I read it in one sitting - I just had to find out what happened at the end! And there is a satisfyingly surprising twist to the tale. Sherry lived in Tring for 12 years, and also ran a cake company from the town. She now lives in Quainton, near Aylesbury.

How To Save a Life By Clare Swatman When two people meet on Waterloo Bridge one cold night, it’s a life-changing moment for both of them. Ted is about to throw himself into the Thames, while Marianne has been to the party from hell - seeing her boyfriend and boss in a passionate clinch with another woman. When she stops Ted from jumping, both their lives change. The book follows them as their lives continue. Clare has cleverly woven their lives together - you’ll find yourself groaning as you witness them narrowly missing each other, while all the while they (and you) wonder if they will ever meet again. Clare, as well as being a former editor of Living Magazine, has been a journalist for more than 20 years, She lives with her family in Berkhamsted.

Blossom on the Thorn By Loretta Livingstone Writing historical novels is an art in itself - not only do you have to come up with a good story, but you need to ensure you stay true to the time period. Loretta Livingstone makes life even harder for herself, as the first two books in this series also feature some time travelling, which makes them rather compelling. This third book in the series places far less emphasis on this, and can be read as a standalone book. It’s an easy-toread love story about Giles de Soutenay and Isabella, daughter of Roger le Gris, and widow of Baldwin FitzAubrey. Isabella is just 14 when she is married to Baldwin, with neither bride nor groom having any say in their choice of spouse. Loretta has lived in Tring for 19 years. She suffers from ME, and says: ‘I often struggle to go out for a walk more than once a week unless I’m having a good spell, so the fact that I’ve managed to write three novels is pretty miraculous.’

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The Little Cornish House Donna Ashcroft The perfect book to take with you on holiday, Donna Ashcroft’s latest book is an easyto-read summer romance. Even if the weather where you are is disappointing, you’ll be transported to the sunshine of the Cornish coast and stunning Indigo Cove, where you can expect secrets and second chances in this seasonal page-turner. Donna lives in Tring and this is her ninth book. While it is set in Cornwall, its roots are firmly in Tring. The novel features a brewery and Donna did lots of research at Tring Brewery! WIN! We have two copies of Donna’s latest book to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question at by 8 July.


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The Lost Whale By Hannah Gold Imagine if you could communicate with a whale? When Rio is sent to live in California, he joins in his friend’s whale watching trips and makes the most incredible connection with a whale called White Beak. But then his gentle giant of a friend goes missing… A fascinating tale for kids age 8+ that combines adventure with ecological awareness. Hannah’s first book, The Last Bear, has won a whole paw-ful of awards, from the 2022 Blue Peter Book Awards to the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. Hannah grew up in Tring, and now lives in Lincolnshire with her tortoise, cats and husband, but The Lost Whale was launched recently at Our Bookshop in Tring. She told Living: It’s always so meaningful to come back to the place where it all started!’

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Music: Retreat To Bliss St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, 7.30pm. £20. Behind the Mirror’s first improv session. SUNDAY 12 JUN Exhibitions: Pitstone Green Museum Open Day Pitstone Museum,

SUNDAY 19 JUN Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Farmers Market High St, Berkhamsted, 10am-2pm. Third Sun of every month. berkofm SATURDAY 25 JUN Music: Bridgewater Sinfonia Part of 800th anniversary celerations for St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted. www. stpetersberkhamsted. Music: Chris Ingham Quartet Civic Centre, Berkhamsted. Stan Getz theme. SUNDAY 26 JUN Fairs / Festivals: St Peters Festival Part of 800th anniversary celerations for St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted. Pimms, cakes, bottle stall, music, miniature train, plants and flowers, train, teddy zip wire and activities. www. stpetersberkhamsted. Music: St Peters Patronal Festival Eucharist Part of 800th anniversary celerations for St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted. www. stpetersberkhamsted.

FRIDAY 1 JUL Music: Totally Tribute Cow Lane, Tring. With The Bootleg Beatles, Noasis, Who Are You, Tania Alboni as Amy Winehouse and Abba Revival. SATURDAY 2 JUL Music: Chilfest Cow Lane, Tring. SUNDAY 3 JUL Fairs/Festivals: The Tringe To 23 July. More details on the leaflet enclosed in this magazine, and at www. WEDNESDAY 6 JUL Walks: Tring Together Netwalking 9.30am. Meet in the small car park across from the Akeman. Dogs welcome. Register in advance.

THURSDAY 7 JUL Fairs / Festivals: Tring Together Summer Carnival Pound Meadow, Station Road, Tring. T0 10 July. The highlight is Carnival Day on Saturday - a smashing community event for all the family. uk SATURDAY 9 JUL Markets & Sales: Tring Farmers Market Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, 9am12.30pm. 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. www.tringfarmersmarket. SUNDAY 10 JUL Theatre: Pirates of Penzance Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus Quad. 5.30pm, gates 4.45pm.

THURSDAY 14 JUL Music: Hertswing Big Band Jazz BJazz brings Hertswing Big Band jazz to St Peters in Berkhamsted in aid of their 800th Anniversary celebrations. FRIDAY 15 JUL Arts & Crafts: Green Space Dark Skies The exact location in The Chilterns will be confirmed to Lumenators nearer the time. Everyone who signs up to join in will help to make amazing art outdoors carrying low impact lights. www. events/england-chilternsaonb SATURDAY 16 JUL Fundraisers: Open Door Repair Café Open Door Berkhamsted. Third Saturday of each month, 9.30am-12.30pm.



We have teamed up with a new local attraction, to bring you this exciting competition. The West Leith Farm Alpaca Experience is set in rural Tring and promises an experience that is good for the mind, body and soul… Alpaca walking is great for anyone who wants to try a new activity that takes you away from the hectic hustle and bustle of urban life. This is a unique experience that gives you the chance to get up close and personal with these friendly, intelligent animals it’s very therapeutic and lots of fun! You’ll learn some fascinating facts about the alpacas and get to meet all the other farm animals too. Visit for more info. The prize : A 90-minute personal Alpaca experience for a family or group of six people. Worth £120. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below at by 10 July 2022. What is a baby Alpaca called? Terms & Conditions apply. Refer to website for details.

Throw it away? No way! Bring along your broken items and let the experts take a look. Refreshments. www. opendoorberkhamsted.

Robin Ireland viola; William Schofield cello. www.tringchambermusic. WEDNESDAY 20 JUL Business: BDCC Networking Breakfast Berkhamsted Cricket Club, 7.15-9.30am.

Fairs / Festivals: Pitstone Party in the Park. Free, family-friendly event. www.facebook. com/PITP21


Fundraisers: Midnight Walk. In aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice. midnightwalk SUNDAY 17 JUL Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Farmers Market High Street, Berkhamsted, 10am-2pm. www. Exhibitions: Classic and Special Interest Car Show Dudswell, Tring Road, Berkhamsted, 11am-4pm.

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17th July: Tring Chamber Music Summer Season One Two Seven Music: Tring Chamber Music Summer Season One Two Seven Hastoe Village Hall, 7.30pm. £20 Under 18s £10. Beethoven’s great Quartet Op 127 and music by Haydn (Lark Quartet) and Dvorak. Paul Barritt violin; Catherine Yates,

Music: Meadowland St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, 7pm. Behind the Mirror immersive evening of ethereal music for cello accordion and harp inspired by John Lewis Stempel’s paean to the English meadow, Meadowland. FRIDAY 5 AUG Sport: Stocks Golf Day Stocks Golf Course, Aldbury, 9.30am. Enter your team of four or sign up individually and be placed in a team. On-

course competitions, BBQ, prize giving, and raffle to follow. SATURDAY 6 AUG Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Book Fair Court House, Berkhamsted, 10am-4pm. 01442 862011 WEDNESDAY 10 AUG Business: Tring Together Netwalking 9.30am. Meet in the small car park across from the Akeman. Dogs welcome. Register in advance. SATURDAY 13 AUG Markets & Sales: Tring Farmers Market Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, 9am-12.30pm. 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. www. WEDNESDAY 17 AUG Business: BDCC Networking Lunch 12.30-2.30pm. See website

for more details. www. berkhamsted-chamber. SUNDAY 21 AUG Markets & Sales: Berkhamsted Farmers Market High Street, Berkhamsted, 10am-2pm. berkofm THURSDAY 25 AUG Gardens: Open Garden PATCHWORK, Hall Park Gate, Berkhamsted HP4 2NJ. Opening for the National Garden Scheme, 2-5pm. Adults £5, children free. A blaze of colour from fuchsias, begonias, dahlias and dozens of tubs and pots. Intriguing backcloth of shrubs and trees. Refreshments. Dogs on leads welcome. Plenty of seating and cover.

historical plays, axe throwing, magician, tug-of-war, stalls, pig roasts, beer tent and madrigals. FRIDAY 2 SEP Talks: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell High Street Baptist Church, Tring, 7.30pm. One of the defining authors of the last few years. Maggie O’Farrell will be celebrating the launch of her new book The Marriage Portrait. www.tringbookfestival. Music: Songs from the West with Steve Knightley. Court Theatre, Tring, 8pm. www.courttheatre.

What our customers say: Thank you so much for all you did for us in the latest copy of the magazine. We have had a good few customers come and comment on the article. We really appreciate all you are doing to keep our High Streets interesting! Jo Kidd, Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts

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