Archive for June, 2008

Police Ringmaster Scheme

PARWICH.ORG received its first input as a member of the Ringmaster Scheme today:

Warning over online cashback banking scam – 23 June 2008

Trading standards are warning people of a new online banking scam telling them they are due a cash refund. The emails claim to be from a leading high street bank and ask people to follow a link in order to claim money. Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards team are warning people not to respond to any unsolicited emails.

An example of the latest scam email reads:”Your debit/cash card might receive a refund worth £289.40 as a result of points accumulated through online payments. “Please submit the reward request immediately and allow us 2 – 3 business days in order to process it and the money clear into your account.” Another email scam requests that people carry out “customer data verification” and asks them to login via a link on the page. By clicking on the link your computer may be vulnerable to attack from viruses or spyware.  (more…)

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Tuesday’s Hill Race.

7pm – Local Mother’s Race for the Paula Lynam Trophy.   

7.30pm – Junior Hill Race – 14 years old and under.
Local Children are defined as those who were, or still are, eligible to attend Parwich School.

The Hauliers Trophy for the outright winner and individual trophies for the first 3 places.
The BMAC Trophy for the first Girl (outright) and individual trophies for the first 3 Girls.
The Russell Trophy for the first Local Boy and individual trophies for the first 3 local Boys.
The Foden Trophy for the first Local Girl and individual trophies for the first 3 local Girls.

8pm Senior Hill Race – entry £3

The Harley Lowndes Cup for the outright winner and individual trophies for the first 3 places.
The Nick Frank Memorial Trophy for the first Lady & individual trophies for the first 3 Ladies.
The Russell Trophy for the outright Veteran.
The Wainwright Cup for the first runner to the top of the Hill.
The Slater Trophy for the first local runner and individual trophies for the first 3 Locals.
The Frank Steeples Trophy for the first local Lady and individual trophies for the first 3 local Ladies.
The Chambers Trophy for the first local Veteran.

Draw and presentations after the completion of the last Race. 
Individual trophies for the Junior and Senior Local races were kindly donated by Janet Gosling.

Click here for the full results

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Concert in Parwich Church

The date of St Anselm’s school concert has been changed.  The details are now as follows:

St Anselm’s School Concert
7-15pm Tuesday 8th July
St Peter’s Church, Parwich
(tickets at £5 are available on the door)

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The first of our 2008 Wakes Slide Show with some of the Odd Fellows Parade photographs is now on-line; click here to go to our Slide Shows index, or click on the image below to go straight to:

Slide Show No. 5: Odd Fellows Parade 2008

More to follow through the week …..
PS We haven’t forgotten about the Jigsaws, but there is just not enough time to get all that is hapening covered this fortnight.

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Yesterday’s Fun & Games

For those who missed out, here are a just a few photos of yesterday’s fun and games with the campers.  The event was well attended, had a friendly and fun atmosphere and was well organised. Despite the rain towards the end, everyone looked like they were having a great time. 

Parwich were victorious in the tug of war (2-1 to Parwich), and unless I’ve been misinformed the Parwich team was the overall winner…  

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Campsite Songs of Praise

Following a short sharp shower the weather held dry for the Campsite Service.  Thank you to all the Notts Caravan Club who put in the work setting up, providing the music and especially drying all the chairs.  The congregation of campers and Parwich folk was swelled by those coming for Amy Isabel’s christening later.  The Vicar led a rousing service with some joyful singing.  It was great to celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul in the outdoors, and a stimulating reminder that celebrating this feast day is the origin of our Wakes and has been taking place here for perhaps a thousand years.  (more…)

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Record number of hits

We saw a record number of hits yesterday at PARWICH.ORG, with 902 page/post views, about 250 more than our previous best day!  In part this is because of Wakes Week, and the fact that we have been able to get some things posted on the same day.  Thank you to the Blog team and to everyone who has commented and sent in posts.  Keep them coming.

We now have had over 42,000 hits in total since our official lauch on 16th March of this year.  Also we have seen some 462 post and 697 comments.  Keep them coming.  Our remarkable success is a tribute to the whole community.

The next target is to top 1,000 hits in one day, but we can’t do it without you.

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Thank you Graham Johnson for supplying the following:

Sitting down to write this post, I am a little overwhelmed by the task in hand (or is that the hangover?), since this is really the subject of books, or at least several posts setting the scene, positioning today’s events in the context of 172 years of history of the Laurel and Crown Lodge of The Oddfellows Society. However, this has been covered much more ably and eloquently by others in the past (for instance the excellent paper in issue 4 of The Parwich and District History Society No. 4(January 2001) by Brian Foden. So I will confine my post to a walker’s description of the day, rather than try to explain the why’s and wherefores of the Oddfellows movement, and the origin’s and symbolism of the Oddfellows Anniversary Walk.

Due to Carolyn’s temporary incapacity, my wife Amanda gamely volunteered to provide a couple of fellow brothers with “the full monty” (that’s the breakfast – not the floor show!) in order to ensure we were well positioned nutritionally to enjoy the day. A dry warm day beckoned, in contrast to last years rather damp affair which ensured the walk this year was very well attended. All gathered at the Sycamore from 9am onward to toast the start, and at 9:45 having “sung” the opening ode, we were off, the linking of hands, a public display of the mutually supportive aims of the society. The Burbage Band led the procession, adding a wonderful sound track to the colorful occasion.  (more…)

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Wakes Fun

Thank you to Kevin S for these great photos from Saturday.

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The Wakes Children’ Sport (fingers crossed for the weather) will take place at Nether Green at 6-30pm.  It is open to any children upto and including 11 years old who want to take part.

Click here for details of the events.

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Well done Ruby for such an excellent job on the children’s clay modeling yesterday (Wakes Saturday).

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This year’s Fancy Dress and Carnival was nothing short of specticular! It seems like the whole village turned out to support the event. Here are a few pictures of the procession. Click on ‘Continue Reading’ below.

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Events on Wakes Sunday

Sunday’s programme is:

  • 11-00am The Campsite ‘Songs of Praise’ Service (on Parson’s Croft, or if wet in the Church)
  • 12-00am Fun and Games (with the campers at Parson’s Croft)
  • 6-00pm Treasure Hunt (for junior and full village versions meet on the Green)
  • 8-00pm Wakes Bar-B-Q (at the Legion, whatever the weather)

 Click here to access the full Official 2008 Wakes Programme as a pdf

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Wakes Market

Hurry up before you miss the end of the Market.  It continues to 4pm, or till the stalls are sold up.  The clay making activities is great fun, and we hope to have some photos of the finished art work.

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Odd Fellows Parade

It’s now 2pm and the Odd Fellows are now sitting down to their roast beef.

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2008 Parwich Wakes Timetable

Details also published the day before each event.

 Click here to access the full Official 2008 Wakes Programme as a pdf
i.e. details of all individual races.
   
All timings provisional, check the notice board for final details
 
Sat 28th 9.45am
11am
Oddfellows Parade from The Sycamore
& Church Service
Around Village
Sat 28th  11am – 4pm Village Market, Refreshments & Children’s entertainment The Green
Sat 28th 6pm Fancy Dress & Carnival – start from the School The Green
Sat 28th 7.30pm  Evening Entertainment
Hog Roast
Holymoorside Band until 8.30pm
Chris Houlihan & James McKinlay’s disco
Tables, Chairs & Gazebos provided
The Green
Sun 29th 11am12am Campsite Service
followed by Fun & Games with the Campers
Parsons Croft (if wet service at the Church)
Sun 29th 6pm Evening Treasure Hunt  – adults & a children’s hunt The Green
Sun 29th 8pm WAKES BAR-B-Q
whatever the weather
British Legion
Mon 30th 6.30pm Children’s Sports Night Nether Green
Tue 1st 7pm
7.30pm
8pm
Hill Race Night
Local Mother’ Race
Junior Hill Race
Senior Hill Race
 
Wed 2nd   Stongest Man Competition Sycamore Inn
Thu 3rd 7pm
8.30pm
 
Pet Show &
 Wheelbarrow Race
 (new route!)
Memorial Hall Car Park
Fri 4th 7pm The Ball Race British Legion
Fri 4th 7pm
7.30pm
Race Night in the Legion including the Ferret Furlong & The Legion Grand National British Legion

 

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Ball Race on Friday

At 7pm on Race Night (Friday 4th July) there will be an improved version of last year’s new event, the Ball Race.  Tickets cost £1 and are available all week.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win a massive cash prize:

 

1st Prize £50
2nd Prize £25
3rd Prize £10

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To Amy Isabel and family

P.S. Not forgetting Emily and Ben either!

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Parwich Hill Race

Parwich Hill Race is on Tuesday 1st July this year.  There are three main events with runners competing for the following trophies:

7-00pm Local Mothers’ Race

  • The Paula Lynam Trophy

7-30pm Junior Hill Race

For children 14 years old and under.  Local children are defined as those who were, or still are, eligible to attend Parwich School.

  • The Hauliers Trophy for the outright winner and individual trophies for the first three places
  • The BMAC Trophy for the first Girl (outright) and individual trophies for the first three Girls
  • The Russell Trophy for the first local Boy and individual trophies for the first three local BoysThe Foden Trophy for the first local Girl and individual trophies for the first three local Girls

8-00pm Senior Hill Race (Entry £3)

  •  The Harley Lowndes Cup for the outright winner and individual trophies for the first three places  (more…)

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Tomorrow night (Saturday) at 6.15pm Holby City will come face to face with Casulty on the Weakest Link.  We will see our local favourite star, Dr Sam Strachan (aka Tom Chamber) pitting his wits against Anne Robinson who in her normal style will take great pleasure in attempting to tear her contestants to shreds.  Other stars appearing from Holby City include Linden, Maddy, Mark (Robert Powell) and Maria.

Although this clashes with the Wakes Carnival, there is no need to miss out, just set your videos for 6.15pm.  Hopefully we will also be able to see it on our computers on BBCiplayer.  We’ll keep you posted on this one.

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Monsdale Lane

Thank you to Matt H for sending in this photo, which he took whilst walking down Monsdale Lane during the summer of 2006.

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Events on Wakes Saturday

Tomorrow is the beginning and for many the highlight of Parwich Wakes week.  Check the notice board by the Pump Shed (bus shelter) for any updates, but the following is planned:

  9-45am – Odd Fellows Parade (starting at Sycamore Inn)
11-00am – Odd Fellows Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)
11am to 4pm – Village Market & Children’s Entertainment (on Church Green)
  6-00pm – Carnival entrants gather at School steps
  6-15pm – Fancy Dress Parade (click here for categories)
  7-30pm (onwards) – Hog Roast & Entertainment

  • Holymoorside Band (up to aprox 8-30pm)
  • Chris Houlihan
  • James McKinlay’s Disco

The Sycamore Inn is open all day till late and children of all ages will enjoy the Wesseldines’ Fair!

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New School Logo

As you see in the latest School Newsletter below, the results of the vote on the new School Logo have been announced.  PARWICH.ORG sends its congratulations to the successful designer.

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School Newsletter 36

This week we are trying a different method of putting the School Newsletter on the site.  If you find the letter below to small to read comfortably, click on the letter to enlarge it.

Do let us know if you prefer the letter like this, reproduced exactly as it was sent to us, or transferred into the blog’s format, as in previous weeks.

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Carolyn’s Corner No. 8

Carolyn has been back home for two weeks now and she is very pleased to be back in the village and back at home. Carolyn and Howard have spent the time taking trips around the village and the local area, catching up with friends and family and continuing Carolyn’s therapy. 

Many of you will have seen Carolyn out and about around the village and will be reassured as to how well she looks – some people have commented that she actually looks better than before! Over the next while you will have the chance to see first hand how her determination and efforts are resulting in continual and noticeable improvements – at this rate she’ll be in next year’s hill race! 

For those of you who’ve not caught up with her yet, here’s a photo of Carolyn from the other weekend – many thanks to Matt, Gill and Issy for sending in the picture and apologies for taking so long to post it…

 

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Fun Fair starts tonight

Get into the Wakes spirit a day early by coming along to Wesseldine’s Fun Fair on Parwich Green tonight, Friday 27th June.  They plan to get going around when the pub opens, or a bit after (aprox 7pm -ish).

It looks like there are going to be some new attractions this year.

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Calling all kneelers!

If you have any spare wool from the kneeler you are working on can you keep it safely because some people are running short of certain colours.  If you have any of the dark blue wool spare (about 8″) can you ring Jean on 529.

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This is a two in one meeting. Firstly, it is your chance to share your concerns with Derbyshire Police & work together to resolve any problems. The aim is to try and do this by having Community Forums, one on each Beat. This is a further opportunity to influence how your area is policed. 

Secondly there will be a presentation by The Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership about their role and responsibilities, which includes Safety Camera operations (Speed and Traffic light cameras). 

The Tissington Safer Neighbourhood Team is only named like this because Tissington is in the centre of our area, which includes Mappleton, Thorpe, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Bradbourne, Ballidon, Kniveton, Alsop en le Dale, and Pikehall. For this first Community Forum the venue will be at Tissington Village Hall because of it’s central location.

If you are interested in attending please click here for further details & to download the form which needs to be returned by July 4th.

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Links with PC Ian Cooper

We are incredibly fortunate in our community that we have a low level of crime & we want to keep it this way. We are working closely with PC Ian Cooper to ensure that our villages are kept up to date with all appropriate information and have created some static pages where you can access his contact details, past newsletters and other relevant information.  Click on the Useful Info tab at the top of the page and the find you will find the Police section under the directory category.

We are part of the Ringmaster network (see below) and will post any messages that come in to us.  

Ringmaster Messages
This is a way in which Derbyshire Police gets information out into the Community, (you can receive this information by phone, fax or email), it will inform us about suspicious incidents, descriptions of vehicles & people & can also be used for non crime incidents, such as a missing person. If you would like to be part of the Ringmaster Message system please click here for the form.

If you are already part of Ringmaster and have not already filled in a form this year, could you do so, so that the Police records are up to date.

Key Individual Networks – (KIN)
This is basically a database of individuals who can be helpful to PC Cooper, but County needs to formalise it slightly, hence a small amount of form filling. PC Cooper already has a range of contacts from Parish Councillors, Publicans, event organisers & just people he can call on for a cup of tea, but he would like more contacts. In our area he is not anticipating having any meetings unless there is a need, but as a member of KIN, we may be asked to occasionally feedback comments to the authority.  If you would like to be a KIN please contact PC Ian Cooper.

PC 1525 Ian Cooper.
Ashbourne Police Station
Compton
Ashbourne, DE6 1BX

Tel: 0845 123 333
Fax: 01629 762002
email: ian.cooper.1525@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk 

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Weather permitting Children’s Sports takes place on Monday 30th June
at 6-30pm at Nether Green.

Don’t be a  enter

the &  spoon race instead

The Sports are for any children who wish to take part.  For those who have competed in previous years here is a reminder, and for those that haven’t competed before here is the events list:  (more…)

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County Councillor

Some of you will have seen the article in the Ashbourne Telegraph on Councillor Ray Caswell’s resignation as Town Councillor for Ashbourne, on health grounds. We are pleased that he continues as County Councillor for the Dovedale Ward which includes Eton & Alsop and Parwich, and send him our good wishes. His group leader Councillor Andrew Lewer contacted us today to say that, while Councillor Caswell is unwell, constituents can contact him on any County Council issues.

Councillor Andrew Lewer can be contacted by phone via tel. 01629 580000 ext 6022, or email andrew.lewer@derbyshire.gov.uk

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Replica Tympanum arrives

The replica tympanum arrived at Parwich Church today and was fitted to the wall inside the tower.  The original carved stone is deteriorating significantly, but English Heritage felt the risk of moving it was too great.  In order to create a permanent record before the carving disappeared completely this replica was made.

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Saturday Papers at Shop

If there is sufficient demand, Janet will start doing Saturday as well as Sunday papers at the Sycamore.  If you want a Saturday or Sunday paper please see Janet or phone here on tel. 390 212 to order yours.

Don’t forget she also does the Derby and Ashbourne local papers.

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Full Wakes programme, click below

Full details will be published the day before each event.

 Click here to access the full Official 2008 Wakes Programme as a pdf
i.e. details of all individual races.
   
All timings provisional, check the notice board for final details
 
Sat 28th 9.45am
11am
Oddfellows Parade from The Sycamore
& Church Service
Around Village
Sat 28th  11am – 4pm Village Market, Refreshments & Children’s entertainment The Green
Sat 28th 6pm Fancy Dress & Carnival – start from the School The Green
Sat 28th 7.30pm  Evening Entertainment
Hog Roast
Holymoorside Band until 8.30pm
Chris Houlihan & James McKinlay’s disco
Tables, Chairs & Gazebos provided
The Green
Sun 29th 11am12am Campsite Service
followed by Fun & Games with the Campers
Parsons Croft (if wet service at the Church)
Sun 29th 6pm Evening Treasure Hunt  – adults & a children’s hunt The Green
Sun 29th 8pm WAKES BAR-B-Q
whatever the weather
British Legion
Mon 30th 6.30pm Children’s Sports Night Nether Green
Tue 1st 7pm
7.30pm
8pm
Hill Race Night
Local Mother’ Race
Junior Hill Race
Senior Hill Race
 
Wed 2nd   Stongest Man Competition Sycamore Inn
Thu 3rd 7pm
8.30pm
 
Pet Show &
 Wheelbarrow Race
 (new route!)
Memorial Hall Car Park
Fri 4th 7pm The Ball Race British Legion
Fri 4th 7pm
7.30pm
Race Night in the Legion including the Ferret Furlong & The Legion Grand National British Legion

 

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During Wakes Week we would like to put a report of each day’s events on the Blog the same day they happen or the next at the latest.  Anyone wanting to or willing to cover specific events please contact us on parwich@hotmail.co.uk in advance.  Also do send any photographs.

 Click here to access the full Official 2008 Wakes Programme as a pdf

Click here to see what has been posted on PARWICH.ORG about Wakes

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The Fancy Dress Parade

If you haven’t already, there is still time to plan your costume for the Fancy Dress Parade on Saturday.  The Marshal and his deputies are planning to storm Camelot, but hopefully there are other challengers in the wings.


Participants show assemble at the School steps for 6pm; the parade begins at 6-15pm.  The categories are:  (more…)

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All the fun of the fair

Preparations for Wakes continue a pace.  Think of those working hard to prepare our fun.


The fair moved onto the Green on Monday & Tuesday, fortunately the ground is a bit more solid this year.

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What the papers say

In today’s (25th June 2008) Ashbbourne News Telegraph are the following our readers might find of interest:

P.6 A great page feature on Sunday’s Children’s Show (even though I say it myself).  Seriously with four photos, a big thank you to the paper for including the results in full.  Everyone including the children worked really hard, so it is good to get the recognition.
P.7 The 13th World Toe Wrestling Championship is to take place at the Bentley Brook Inn on Friday (6pm to 9pm).  TV coverage and celebrities!  However make sure you are not too hung over to enjoy Wakes Saturday.
P.9 Councillor Ray Caswell is to step down from Ashbourne Town Council because of ill health.  Many will know Mr Caswell.  We would like to take this opportunity to send Mr Caswell our best wishes, and look forward to his continued excellent representation of our ward (Dovedale Ward) on the County Council.  (more…)

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Open Gardens Slide Show

You wait for ages, then three come along at once.  Click here to link to our Slide Show Index, and on the photo below to see the silde show of the 2008 Open Gardens and Scarecrow Competition.

 

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Coffee provided by Janet and delicious home made cakes made by several people were enthusiastically enjoyed by a gathering of people at the Sycamore on Thursday morning. These occasions are always enjoyable because you often get to chat and make new friends.  It is an opportunity to get to know people that you might only have waved to or smiled at before. The cakes were far too tasty for those of us on a diet – not to mention too many names- and I know of at least one person that was hung over on calorie bombshells!   Amongst all the chatting there was time for people to help with a little bit of ‘market research’ for the Big Lottery Fund Application on the kinds of activities, groups, past-times that they could be interested in.  Some very interesting suggestions were made.  You might see someone wandering about over Wakes Week with a small questionnaire, if they stop you please take pity on them and help to answer a few questions – it is totally anonymous. The results will be available for us all to see. 
 
As always a big thank you to Janet for her generous hospitality and to Marion for organising it.

Thank you to Patti B for sending this blog in.

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