STOP PRESS: This trip has regrettably been postponed, as the museum is temporarily unable to open.
STOP PRESS: This trip has regrettably been postponed, as the museum is temporarily unable to open.
Please note this trip is this month, in June, and not August as originally stated on the poster:
Gentlemen welcome on this visit,
but phone Marion on tel. 519, as only a few places left.
Thank you to Anthony C for this reminder of what is on our door step:
I made this vid of a visit I made to Haddon Hall last Monday (8th April) with some visitors from the United States.
Honestly, jaws dropped. We sometimes don’t quite appreciate the scale of our heritage!
Rumour has it that Spring is on its way and there are a few places still available on the P&DHS trip to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Friday 26th April. If you would like to join us please contact Glynis Drummond on 390561 by midday Sunday 14th April to book your seat.
We received the following email from the Tissington Village Hall Committee:
Residents of Parwich
We are starting up our Zumba Gold class again in Tissington this Tuesday at the Village Hall. Time 7.45pm until 8.45pm Hope to see you.
Tissington Village Hall Committee.
APRIL 16TH – Trip to Heage Windmill – meet at Village Green at 12.45pm
MAY 29TH – Trip to Dunge Valley Gardens – meet at Village Green at 12.30pm
JUNE 18th – Trip to Dambusters Museum – all welcome
JULY 24th – Trip to Red House Carriage Museum, Matlock – meet at Village Green at 1pm
AUGUST 23rd – Picnic at Ilam Park and a very short guided tour of the grounds
SEPTEMBER 17th – Trip to CocoaDance for a one hour chocolate experience, cost approx. £5.50, please let Marion -519 know if you would like to go.
OCTOBER 22nd – Talk by Ann Ford at Memorial Hall 7.30pm
DECEMBER – Christmas Lunch.
If you would like to join this friendly, relaxed group just come along or ring for more details –Liz 302, Jill 353, Lesley 542.
Alstonefield Village Hall are staging a number of concerts throughout 2013 – click here for more details – and their next event takes place this Saturday (April 6th), with a gig by Newcastle fiddler Tom McConville and his band.
Drawing plaudits from the likes of Radio 2 folk presenter Mike Harding (“This band is quite simply the top of the tree”), this should be a treat for folk fans. Samples of Tom’s work can be heard here.
Doors are at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Support comes from Onecote’s singer/songwriter, Rick Ford. A licensed bar will be available.
Tickets are £12 each (£6 for children). They can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (01335) 310322/310381.
Don’t forget to book your seat
To find out more about the trips or to book a place contact
Glynis Drummond tel 561
POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW – TO BE REARRANGED
Hartington’s town crier will summon people to the village pump on Saturday March 30 at 2pm to announce the launch of a new Village Trail.
Peak District National Park Authority chair Tony Favell and Hartington Parish Council will unveil new information panels, while leaflets, local history displays, tea and cakes and a Village Trail prize draw will be available from 12noon to 4.30pm in the Village Hall.
Villagers themselves got together to help create the new Village Trail that leads visitors back in time and encourages them to support local businesses for the future.The trail leaflet features a self-guided map, illustrations by local schoolchildren, and 11 points of interest put together by community groups, exploring the village’s rich heritage from the 1200s to the present day.Aimed at families, adults can enjoy the fact-packed potted histories, and children, led by “Detective Duck,” can test themselves on a treasure-trail of questions. (more…)
Thank you to JFS, for this swan, photographed in Ashbourne:
Thank you to Mike R for this information:
Car Parking Derby Station – Be warned
I had a bad experience when I left my car at the Point Parking Site – RingGo 2860 last Wednesday when I was charged at the rate of £1.54p per hour for 15 hours car parking while I was in London for the day – total cost £23.10p Normally I expect to pay about £4.50p for 1 day parking. Next day I complained to the owners who have now refunded me all but 60p. If you are in London for the day, do not pay at the hourly rate, book 1 day instead. Their website advertises short stay car parking at £1.50p per hour and all day parking at £4.50p. I noticed the car park was almost empty – it is normally full – not surprising!
Janet and Steve were in London this week (don’t ask Steve about his shirt) for the ‘10 Years On‘ celebrations of Pub is the Hub, an organisation promoting rural pubs initiated by HRH the Prince of Wales. They were very happy to receive recognition at these celebrations for the Sycamore’s role in the local community.
Janet Gosling, Landlady of the Sycamore Inn
It was Saturday. The sun was out. The ice had melted. All systems were go! Miguel & Roberto – two top Parwich cyclists – decided to pedal over to Hartington.
Having huffed and puffed their way to the village, they were sorely in need of coffee and calories! Both were bowled over by the fantastic Hartington Village Stores which has had new owners since last January.
The shop is well stocked, offering a meat/deli counter, local specialities, puddings and drinks as well as normal everyday groceries. Laura and Rob were very friendly, keeping the Parwich Cycling Team up to speed with the England/All Blacks score and providing fantastic freshly ground coffee.
The stores was built in 1836 and still retains the feel of an old fashioned grocers. Apparently it survived being blown up by a leaking gunpowder barrel which lifted the roof as high as the top of the church!
Refuelled with a fine huntsman’s pie, Miguel and Roberto found the chug back up to Parwich almost easy!
The Chimes Cafe in Ashbourne has started running regular stand-up comedy nights, and the next show takes place this Thursday (October 4th) at 8pm. Admittance is £6, and you are encouraged to come earlier and book a pre-show meal.
Thursday’s headliner is Chris Stokes, whose debut show won an award at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Chris has supported Milton Jones on tour, and The Scotsman has described him as “hilarious”.
The evening is compered by Alan Seaman, who has won praise from Isy Suttie, of Channel 4′s Peep Show: “Alan always makes sure there’s a wide variety of acts and a warm and friendly atmosphere where audiences get value for money. They are always a joy to do.”
Chimes Cafe is at 48 St John Street Ashbourne, DE6 1GH.
Telephone 01335 300220, or reserve via email@example.com (email) / 079 414 71648 (text).
The DRCS (Derwent Rural Counselling Service) Annual Shopping Fair takes place this week at the Maynard, Grindleford, on the evening of Wednesday 3rd October (6pm-8pm, with sparkling wine and canapés) and all day on Thursday 4th October (10am-4pm)
Parwich’s Marion F-S has a close involvement with this local, Bakewell-based charity. Marion says:
“I’m not allowed to mention the ‘C’ word yet, but it is a great opportunity to stock up with fun, unusual and reasonably priced personal gifts for family and friends, or even for oneself!”
“Some favourite stalls will be back, and lots of exciting new ones. There will also be the usual extremely popular homemade cakes and goodies stall…!”
If anyone wants to be sure of a ticket for the Wednesday evening event, they can call Marion on 519.
Please click the flyer to view the full invitation.
The Parsley Hay cycle centre is running a “Wheels for All” taster day on Tuesday 9th October.
The event runs from 10am to 3pm at Peak Cycle Hire’s Parsley Haycycle hirecentre on the High Peak Trail near Hartington, when you will be able to see a range of adapted cycles and take trial runs on the safe, traffic-free trail.
The Parsley Hay cycle hire centre is part of a “Wheels For All” network of more than 50 UK cycle centres with bikes for disabled or less mobile people. Knowledgable staff are on hand to get people started, and it has a choice of hand-crank cycles, wheelchair cycles, tricycles, electric bikes and an all-terrain mobility scooter. (more…)
Thank you to Jane B for the following; on a ‘Blog free sabbatical’ but still thinking of us:
Five of us cycled to Alstonefield to support the event and there was a good number from Parwich. Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were in the chasing group as they came up the hill into Alstonefield, just completing the King of the Mountains climb.
Cyclists have just left A515 coming down Green Lane to the River Dove, they looked like dots on the horizon (more…)
Hazel B will be vying with The A52s for the title of hardest working musician in Parwich, as both are set to play multiple sets at this weekend’s opening of the Wirksworth Festival.
Catch Hazel on Saturday at the Star Disc venue (13:30), Stable Block (15:00), or Stoney Wood (19:15), or Sunday at the Wheatsheaf (12:45), Hatfield Farm (15:00) or Stoney Wood (18:30).
Catch The A52s on Saturday at the Memorial Gardens (12:45), Star Disc (15:45), Stable Block 18:00 and 19:30 (full electric set), or Sunday at Stoney Wood 20:00 (full electric set).
Thank you Chris H for these two great photos:
We are lucky to have had this email from our very own Parwich Olympic Correspondent, Val S :
I went to the dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony last night. The opening scenes were shot in Parwich and then they move on to Belper. We are not allowed to tell – see #savethesuprise – but if you are going out, record it, trust me, it is worth it and it does start in Parwich!
I am off now for another day of slog and fun, so many languages, so many countries. The Park is packed and there is no public in there yet! I am working down here on the Help desk in the Main Press Centre (MPC) which together with the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) forms part of a large media complex at the northern end of the Olympic Park to which there is no public access. The work is 24 hours a day as some-one is always awake somewhere! (more…)