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Over 60s June Trip

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PRIVATE ESTATE’S EXQUISITE 4 ACRE GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY

Specialist Plant Fair and Open Gardens

Culland Hall, Culland, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BW

SUNDAY 8th JUNE 2014, 11am – 4pm

Tucked away down a winding Derbyshire lane lies Culland Hall and its’ exquisite 4 acre gardens. Nurtured over the past twenty years by owner Lucy Thompson, this gem of a garden is open just one day each year in aid of local charity Mid Derbyshire Association for Mobile Physiotherapy – a charity close to Lucy’s heart.

It is pretty rare to find a garden offering quite so much – over 100 varieties of roses (look out for Konigin von Danemark), a Victorian walled kitchen garden, woodland walk, colour-themed borders inspired by Sissinghurst, amongst others, and a huge selection of rare and specialist plants. All this sits majestically, surrounded by lake and parkland, under Culland’s beady-eyed flock of Lleyn and Jacob ewes.

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Derbyshire Open Arts today

You can still visit Ruby and Gill’s exhibitions in Parwich (and see the sale of work by Ray Stone) today, but also John F-S also recommends:

Do visit Sue Prince, who is taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts, at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam.

Open 10am-5pm Mon 26May.

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If you go to Ilam, don’t forget to sample the excellent ‘Tea & Cakes’ at Alsop Church whilst en route.

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Win some, lose some

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

It was a pity that more people did not go to the Parish Meeting. Perhaps we will have to drag possible members kicking and screaming to the green. Anyway one unexpected good win and one not so unsurprising loss.

Matlock Tuesday bowls league
Away – Youlgrave – 20 May

We have not played on this green for many years; they have been playing in the top division in the league. Some years ago they also put what can best be described as a ‘camels hump’ in the green. To say you need a sat nav to play on there is an understatement. The game did not start well with Dawn and Dot 11 -3 down in just a few ends. However, o ye of little faith, they came back and finished winners by 21 – 15. We won two of the other three games and came out on top by 78 – 60. Considering the trepidation with we were approaching the match, what a result. Hopefully we can start climbing up the league a bit.

  • Next match – Home – Matlock Golf Club – 27 May – 6.30pm

Matlock Thursday Friendly League
Away – Chatsworth A – 22 May 2014

We have been doing quite well in this league, winning a few and losing a few. This week was ‘losing a few’. They are top of the league and showed us no mercy. We lost two of the three doubles games, but Harry B and Ian J played really well to win 21 – 13. Despite this however, we were behind 55 – 38.
We shared the six singles three apiece with Edith providing us with a great 15 – 5 win. The final outcome was a win to Chatsworth 121 – 105. At least the rain held off!!

  • Next match – Home – Lafarge – 29 May – 1.45pm

We have the first of our ‘friendly’ games this Sunday. Ashourne Park are entertaining us. Should be good.

Even though it’s a Bank Holiday we will be on the green at around 7 o’clock on Monday. Come and have a try I dare you!!

John B.

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I guess it is telling that, although I reported the previous elections here at parwich.org, in starting to draft this post I could not remember how many Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are sent from the East Midlands, nor the names of any of them. So here is a recap of the sitting MEPs and the PR method used to elect them, as well as the candidates for the up coming May 22nd election.

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Our sitting MEPs are:

We vote as part of the East Midlands region, which returns five MEPs by closed party list proportional representation. Each party submits a list of up to five candidates indicating their order of preference. Voters then choose political parties, rather than individual candidates. Voters indicate a single preference and parties are allocated seats on a quota system in relation to the proportion of the votes they receive (see About My Vote). A party’s first seat goes to the first candidate on their list, a second seat to their second candidate and so on.

Four of the sitting MEPs are standing again, including Roger Helmer, who in 2012 defected from the Conservatives to UKIP. Here are the parties’ candidate lists, together with links to their websites, where we have been able to identify them:   (more…)

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Horticultural Trips

Yesterday 25 members of the PDHS visited two inspiring gardens near Northwich in Cheshire.

Thank you Glynis for this report:

The morning was spent at Bluebell Cottage Garden, tucked away over a narrow canal bridge in the heart of the countryside which presented the coach driver with his first challenge of the day. The island beds contained many unusual perennials some of which were available to tempt us in the attached nursery.

We then continued just a few miles down the road to Stonyford Cottage Garden and nursery. Here we enjoyed a tasty lunch, whilst the rain came down. Luckily there was a break in the showers and we could explore the beautiful, tranquil garden set around a series of pools. The candelabra primulas were fantastic.

The next trip is on Wednesday 16th July, combines a visit to Winterbourne Gardens in the morning. This is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa, with a beautiful walled garden, colour themed borders, glasshouses, rock garden and stream side planting. We will then go on to the nearby Birmingham Botanic garden for the afternoon, which contains plants from all corners of the world, arranged in glasshouses, herbaceous borders, rockeries etc, there is something for everyone!

The price (includes coach fare and entry to both gardens):
- members £18. (£16 concessions),
- non members £22 ( £20 concessions)

The coach will leave Parwich at 9.15 am, and return at approx 6 pm. To book a place please contact Glynis on 390561, £5 deposit required, full amount payable by 8 July.

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A Quacking Race

Thank you to John F-S for these great photos of today’s ‘Duck Race’ at Tissington Ford, raising funds for our St. George’s Day celebrations on Sunday 27th of April.

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Social Media (the Legion Facebook page) reports:

Duck race results are in: 1st Pat Connor, 2nd Nicola Byrne and 3rd Enid Edge. Well done to the winners and thanks to everyone for buying ducks!

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“Long Ride To Victory”

Thank you to Graham J for this report of an intrepid group of local cyclists in South Africa:

A few weeks ago, 4 intrepid Parwich cyclists crossed the equator to meet up in glorious Cape Town and take part in the World’s biggest cycle race – the “Cape Argus”. After having trained through the depths of a Peak District winter, it was pure joy to be transported into high summer overnight, with the prospect of a legendary bike race to boot!

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Over 60s April Trip

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Archeology Talk in Bradbourne

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Only just outside our area, Prof John Moreland is always worth listening to:
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Ladies March

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March Ladies Group

Meeting time should read 11.30am


Ladies March

Meeting time should read 11.30am

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Congratulations to Dan Naylor for scoring the Up’ards goal at Shrovetide yesterday. The ball was goaled at 7.13pm after an exiting day’s play. The Ashbourne News Telegraph features some great photos and detailed reports.

Read more at: http://www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk/News/SLIDESHOW-Joy-for-the-Upards-as-Dan-Naylor-makes-it-1-0-20140304204636.htm#ixzz2v7KhNh23

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School Website up-date

Parwich Primary School website is looking very impressive at present. It also has a lot of new photographs. The School Newsletter has fewer photographs, as children and their families can now see them on the website. Click on the images below for more photographs of recent School events on their website:

RAF Cosford Museum Trip – Tuesday 4th February 2014

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Outdoor Learning – Spring 2014

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Fog lifts over Carsington

Photo by John F-S

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Thank you to Martin for these photos and links relating to the controversial new wind-farm on Carsington Pastures. Whatever you may think of the merits this development, it certainly photographs well:

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Here are some pics of the first wind turbine at Carsington Pastures. The second turbine is probably being erected today.

More details and a map on

http://brassingtonvillage.org/carsington-pastures-wind-farm-information-1

www.brassingtonvillage.org/user/files/Wind%20Turbine/954_SL_220a_Site%20Layout%20TL03d%20%28Approved%20for%20Construction%29.pdf

and about the local farmer

http://www.westcoastenergy.co.uk/landowners/case-studies/edwin-mosley/

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Note, You can see the turbine from Parwich (as you leave the village to the east past Mooredge, by the junction with Back Lane to Pikehall).

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Autumn beech leaves

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Photo taken by David G by Black Rock near Wirksworth.

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Sit & Sew tomorrow

If you’re anywhere in the region of Ashbourne, why not come to Sit and Sew with Mandy and me every second and fourth Friday of the month – 10am til midday. Bring along hand sewing and Mandy will be bringing Xmas project kits too if you’re interested. We’ll sit, sew, chat, drink coffee, eat cake and generally put the world to rights.  Workshops coming too, on Mondays from January, so stay tuned. Let us know if you’re coming, and email Mandy or me (lilysquilts@gmail.com) if you need more information!

Lynne G


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This year’s Dovedale Dash is cancelled

Thank you Helen for forwarding this update. There is usually a good sized Parwich contingent going to the Dovedale Dash, so many will be sad to hear the event is cancelled this year:

On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 18:16, secretary@dovedaledash.co.uk wrote:

We regret that we have had to cancel the Dash this year. The Pastures where we normally park 400-500 cars is waterlogged and not getting any better. The forecast for the weekend is for further rain and strong winds. Our regrets for the cancellation. We put off making a decision until the last moment in the hope of an improvement in the weather.

The next Dash is November 2nd 2014.

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Visit Manchester

Still a few places available. An opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, or to visit some fantastic galleries:

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Ay up, me duck.

“What’re they saying?”

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Photo taken at Tissington Pond by David G. Is this marking the transition from our Indian Summer to weather for ducks?

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Sports Leader Course

Nia L sent this in to help encourage local folk to apply:

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I’ll get into that acorn!

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Photos by David G

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Trip to Manchester

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Thank you Lynne G for this information about the ‘Sit and Sew’ events you and Mandy N are organising. You can see see Lynne’s blog by clicking here. What a lot of enterprising folk there are in Parwich.

If you’re anywhere in the region of Ashbourne, Derbyshire in the Peak District, why not come and sit and sew with Mandy and me every fourth Friday of the month – 10am til midday.  Bring along hand sewing and Mandy will be bringing Xmas project kits too if you’re interested.  We’ll sit, sew, chat, drink coffee, eat cake and generally put the world to rights.  Workshops coming too on Mondays from January so stay tuned.  Let us know if you’re coming and email Mandy or me (lilysquilts@gmail.com) if you need more information!

Lynne

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Over 60s October Trip

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For full details, read the full brochure.

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Oddfellows Challenge

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Chocolate for the Ladies

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Trip to York on Tuesday

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Over 60s September Trip

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Bunting or bust

On the 8th September Robert, Catherine and Anne Bunting will be cycling the 54 miles from London to Brighton in aid of the charity Prostate Cancer Research.

We would like to raise as much money as possible for this great cause, and would really appreciate your support in doing so! If you would like to sponsor us then please use our JustGiving page – any donation would be much appreciated.

Many thanks! Robert, Catherine and Anne

Note. You can also help by sharing this on your Facebook page from the Buntings’ JustGiving page or from the parwich.org Facebook page.

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Visit: Cromford Wharf

At Cromford Wharf Yesterday. The canal boat was all ready to go, but the nesting coot in the middle of the boat’s turning circle prevented the boat from going more than a few yards down the canal. Attached a few shots to show the flavour of the place. John FS

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Today and Bank Holiday Monday are good days to visit as the nearby Leawood Pumping Engine will be under full steam.

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Family Sponsored Bike Ride

On the 8th September Robert, Catherine and Anne Bunting will be cycling the 54 miles from London to Brighton in aid of the charity Prostate Cancer Research.

We would like to raise as much money as possible for this great cause, and would really appreciate your support in doing so! If you would like to sponsor us then please use our JustGiving page – any donation would be much appreciated.

Many thanks! Robert, Catherine and Anne

Note. You can also help by sharing this on your Facebook page from the Buntings’ JustGiving page or from the parwich.org Facebook page.

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Ilam Park Picnic

Illam Park

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Visit: ?

As part of our holiday-time August ‘Visit’ series, let us know any places in the Peak District you enjoy going to. So far we have included Lathkill Dale and Parsley Hay, but where would you recommend, either add comments to any of the Visit posts or email your photographs to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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Thank to John FS for sending us photos of this little bit of Croatia in the Peak District.

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Visit: Lathkill Dale

For those of us not jetting off to exotic destinations this August, our roving photographer John F-S has some ideas for places outside our immediate area that you might like to visit or revisit. Firstly, we have ‘Lathkill Dale on a hot, sunny August afternoon’, and tomorrow he travels even further afield.

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