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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

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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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After the Panoramic Five, August is normally a quiet news month for us, so we are taking the opportunity to address some important questions that may have got missed, so let us know of any further vital issues that you want raising.

The last 18 months has seen record levels of page hits here at parwich.org, but we can not be complacent.

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The above map shows where in the World people are looking at the Blog. It is heartening that we are no longer proscribed in China and we might be big in Vanuatu and the Northern Mariana Islands, however it is extremely worrying that no one in Greenland, Svalbard, Cuba, Haiti, Turkmenistan, Somalia, Madagascar, Mozambique and much of west and central Africa has visited parwich.org. (more…)

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History Society Visit

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Illam Park

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Magpie Mine Visit

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Click on links below for more information on the Magpie Mine:

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