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Living Magazines William Cowper

In Cowper’s Country

In the first of our new series, the Berkhamsted Local History and Museum Society tells more about our town’s history. According to the Bucks Herald, the poet William Cowper was born in Berkhamsted in 1731. This is from an article in 1892: ‘Berkhampstead is well worth visiting, firstly, because English history – or, at any […]

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Nell Gwyn in Tring?

In the first of our new series, we find out about Tring’s association with Nell Gwyn. Nell first came to the attention of Charles II around 1668 at the Drury Lane Theatre. By 1671 she had two sons by Charles. Just when, or even if, Nell stayed at Tring is not truly known. What is […]

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Celebrate, Share, Explore!

2020 is the Hertfordshire Year of Culture. Here’s what you need to know. The Hertfordshire Year of Culture – or HYOC2020 – is shining a spotlight on the county and all the amazing culture it has to offer, with events and activities throughout the year. And organisers want everyone to get involved. ‘HYOC2020 is taking […]

Living Magazines Kids Reading

Once Upon a Time

Getting kids interested in reading is so important – and they’re never too young to start. Reading can really fire children’s imaginations – and the younger you get them into storytelling the more likely they are to enjoy it for life. But why is reading so important? ‘The important role that books play in children’s […]

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Afternoon Tea at Copper House in Berkhamsted

Editor Clare Swatman took her Dad along to sample Afternoon Tea at Copper House, Berkhamsted It’s almost a year since Copper House opened its doors in the Town Hall building, and it’s been a roaring success. And now, they’ve started offering Afternoon Tea – so when I was invited along to try it, how could […]

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Book Reviews Spring 2020

The Little Village Library By Helen Rolfe Orion, £7.99 Release date 6 February 2020 When Jennifer opens the Library of Shared Things, she hopes it will bring her little town of Cloverdale closer together. When her younger sister Isla moves back home and single dad Adam agrees to run a mending workshop, friendships start to […]

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Drayton Beauchamp

This is one of the walks recommended by Tring Town Council, and takes in Drayton Beauchamp and the surrounding countryside. START/END: At the car park behind Dolphin Square. Marked (1) on the map. DISTANCE: Approximately 4.5 miles (7.5km) MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Tring Town Council’s full description and […]

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Jog On!

Fancy getting outside and getting fit? Here’s how to get running and stay injury-free It’s the London Marathon next month and if you always find yourself watching the runners completing the gruelling course and thinking, ‘I fancy doing that one day’, why not make this the year you do it? Whether you’re a complete beginner […]

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TLC for Your Lawn

Give your lawn a new lease of life If you want to get your lawn looking as good as it possibly can in time for the summer, it needs some attention now. We asked lawn expert Matthew Rice from Greensleeves in Tring for advice on what to do now – and for the rest of […]

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Kitchen Makeover

Update your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Spring is in the air and there’s nothing nicer than giving your home a bit of a sprucing up – and a brand new kitchen can make the world of difference. But if you can’t stretch to an entire renovation don’t despair. […]

Living Magazines Rumbles Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

It’s the perfect Spring treat – and this Lemon Drizzle Cake from Rumbles will have the whole family reaching for a slice. Ingredients 125g soft margarine 125g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g self raising flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 lemon (grated zest and juice) How to make it Heat the oven to 160C, […]

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Home is Where the Cat Is

There are so many cats that need a new home. Could you give one their forever home? Sadly, winter is a busy time for the volunteers at the Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted branch of the Cats Protection charity. ‘We currently have a waiting list of those needing to come into our care and once we […]