Leisure

Living Magazines Easter chocolate feature

Chocs Away!

Want to make something special this Easter? Why not make your own chocolate? It’s Easter, which means – among many other things – chocolate of course! The shops are over-run with chocolate eggs of all shapes and sizes, but if you really want to give someone something special, why not give them their very own […]

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Workplace heroes

Local pub chains have scored highly as employers in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies Awards 2017. Oakman Inns & Restaurants, operator of the King’s Arms in Berkhamsted and the Akeman in Tring, rises to eighth position in the Top 10 Best Companies To Work For in the UK and are the highest ranked in […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Beth Scraggs

Sodastream by royal appointment

We are indebted to Beth Scraggs, who responded to the nostalgic feature on food and drink in the 1980s in our summer issue with a few treasured memories of her own. We’d sung the praises of Sodastream among other great names of yesteryear, but we’d got the decade wrong by a quarter of a century. […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Berkhamsted Aerial view

Living Magazines Afloat

Meet the team from Living Magazines enjoying a leisurely afternoon on the Wendover Arm Canal – part of the Grand Union Canal – with Kerrnal Cruisers, on this video from DeeTV, filmed in May 2016. Featuring: Paul Kerr of Kerrnal Cruisers Sandra Boothroyd-Todd of Living Magazines Ben Marston of Puddingstone Distillery Gary Stringer of Hemel Hempstead […]

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Tring leads in street parties

Tring GP Dr Rob Schafer with the support of Oakman Inns has launched www.ourstreetparty.org, to help people organise parties on their own streets. The Queen’s 90th birthday will provide a focus for party planners this summer. In Tring the 11 June will see a party starting at the Tring Farmers Market and finishing with a […]

Living Magazines Weston Turville reservoir

Weston Turville Reservoir

The reservoir is about 0.5 miles south of Weston Turville on the lane towards Wendover. It was created in 1797/8 to compensate the mill-owners who were left high and dry when the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal took the water on which their machinery depended. As a practical proposition it had a limited […]

Living Magazines Tour of Britan

Hemel greets Tour of Britain

Brandle first, Dowsett takes yellow jersey but Hemel Hempstead wins by a mile Hemel Hempstead enjoyed a day in the sun on Friday 12 September when stage 6 of the Tour of Britain reached a thrilling climax in Gadebridge Park. The longest stage of this year’s Tour reached the finishing line at about 3.30pm but […]

Tring Living Magazine Tring 700: Scene-setting

Tring 700 Scene-setting

(Many thanks to Stephan Lorenz for permission to use his outstanding artwork. You can see more of Stephan’s work at his website) 2015 marks the 700th anniversary of Tring as a market town. King Edward II, an ambiguous figure in every other respect, did the right thing by Tring with this valuable coming-of-age token on […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Accommodation Listings

Accommodation Listings

If you have friends or relatives to put up and you haven’t the room at home, these are the choices in your area. We’ve stayed at all these places – if you want a verdict, email info@livingmags.info. (The first figure is miles from the town centre.) HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Hotels Premier Inn Moor End Rd, Hemel […]

Living Magazines The Grand Union in Hemel Hempstead

The Grand Union in Hemel Hempstead

The Grand Union Canal has been adding to the life of Hemel Hempstead for more than 200 years. Originally an industrial artery, in the 21st century it gives us a distinctive set of leisure options. The stretch through Hemel Hempstead makes a pleasant and not especially demanding walk of about 4 miles from Bourne End […]