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Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted was the fourth Local Directory magazine, launching in this popular Hertfordshire town in 2010. Nestled in the Bulbourn Valley “Berko” (as the locals call it), plus its neighbouring village of Northchurch, is surrounded by the countryside of Chiltern Hills, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The high street is on a pre-Roman route known by its Saxon name Akeman Street, linking Watling Street with the Fosse Way.

Berkhamsted’s earliest claim to fame happened in 1066 after the Battle of Hastings: the Anglo-Saxon leadership surrendered to the Norman encampment at Berkhamsted. William the Conqueror subsequently ordered the construction Berkhamsted Castle of before proceeding south into London. It became a favoured residence of royalty and notable historical figures, including Henry II, Edward, the Black Prince, Thomas Becket and Geoffrey Chaucer. Now lauded as one of the best surviving motte and bailey castles in England, it is protected by law as an ancient monument.

The town became a trading centre on an important trade route in the 12th and 13th centuries, and prospered as a wool trading town, with a thriving local market. Though it declined somewhat during the next few hundred years, the advent of the canal and railway network meant that Berkhamsted was well placed at a gateway through the Chilterns, between the markets of London and the industrial Midlands. Modern Berkhamsted began to expand and in the 21st century it has evolved into an affluent commuter town.

Among the many “Old Berkhamstedians” we can name the hymnist and poet, William Cowper. James Barrie often stayed here and the Llewellyn Davies children who lived in Egerton House were the inspiration for Peter Pan. Clementine Hozier lived in the High Street and attended the Girls’ School, now part of Berkhamsted School. She later became the wife of Sir Winston Churchill.

The town has an award-winning restored art-deco cinema, a thriving street market every Wednesday and Saturday, and a monthly visiting French and Italian food market. There’s a bustling high street of independent, individual and familiar stores, and the town is fast becoming known for its culinary and gastro food outlets and eateries.

The Berkhamsted Local Directory is distributed in the HP4 area which includes:

Berkhamsted

Northchurch

Shrublands

Kingshill

Castle Village

Sunnyside

Berkhamsted Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes every month; by advertising in all 13 Local Directory publications your business could reach over 100,000 homes locally!

The Berkhamsted Local Directory is a gem of information, packed full of products & services mainly from local businesses, as well as interesting articles, informative editorials, events, a cookery page, book review, community page, children’s page, puzzles & essential local information.

Our rates are excellent value and we offer some great packages for long-term advertisers. All directories are published monthly in A5 format. A quarter page ad costs as little as £90 per month – in full colour!

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What Our Customers Say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms
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