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‘In Wolf Hall, the jousting sequences were fi lmed

at Somerset’s Montacute House, designed to replicate Greenwich Palace. I however have

come to the Gaddesden Estate, near Hemel

Hempstead, and situated on land bought by the

Halsey family from King Henry VIII following

the dissolution of the monasteries in 1544.’ Telegraph, 21 Jan

‘James Cheung is a pianist of Asian

parentage, brought up in Hemel Hempstead,

who gave up his career in chamber music to

become accompanist to many of the brightest young song recitalists – including Marcus

Farnsworth, Jonathan McGovern, Ruby

Hughes and Benjamin Appl.‘

Telegraph, 28 Nov 8 | Hemel Hempstead Living

‘Before Christmas, he [the puppy] fl ew

with her from London to LA, at a cost of £1,000, for two

weeks. Then he fl ew back to join Lady Victoria for training

at an indoor ski slope in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.’

Mail, 18 Jan, on Lady Victoria Hervey’s preparations for

Channel 4’s The Jump ‘The A&Es closed

since 2010 include

those at: Chase Farm Hospital in North London, University

Hospital Hartlepool, Queen Mary’s

Hospital, Sidcup, in Kent, Queen

Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn, Hemel

Hempstead Hospital in Hertfordshire...’ Telegraph, 26 Jan

‘People living in London and the surrounding

commuter belt as well as those in Scotland dominated the list [of savers with the

richest ISAs], with ... St Albans and Hemel Hempstead featuring highly.’


Calling all budding snappers! The annual Box Moor Trust photo competition has been launched and you could be in with a chance of a cash prize as well as the honour of seeing your photo in the 2016 Box Moor Trust Calendar. Entry is free and there’s £100 for fi rst prize. All photos must be taken on, or from, Box Moor Trust land, and this year’s theme is ‘Changing Seasons’. The deadline for this year’s competition is 15 August 2015. For more details go to uk, 01442 253300.


Hemel Hempstead has a new church. Christ Church Hemel meets at Hobbs Hill Wood School, Peascroft Road, at 10.30am every Sunday. It is affi liated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. ‘Come at 10.15am for chat and a cup of tea or coffee before we start,’ says Sam Buckley, minister at Christ Church. Or go to

TOP WORKPLACE The Red Lion in Water End is among the best places to work in the whole country. Oakman Inns & Restuarants has been named as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK, 2015. Oakman chief executive Peter Borg-Neal said: ‘This is an amazing accolade.’

Photograph Linda Sargant

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