Archive for September, 2008
Officially speaking, PARWICH.ORG is not much more than six months old – but strictly speaking, we’re a little older than that.
Exactly a year ago today, with no fanfare and no publicity, the very first test post appeared on this blog. It was a modest piece, which simply linked to a 1975 news feature on the notorious “Red House Raid” that had recently re-surfaced on the web.
Although four more posts appeared on the same day, this was followed by two months of “radio silence”, while we went away and discussed the pros and cons of running a village blog.
Would people read it? Would they contribute to it? Would there even be enough to write about?
As we could only find two other village blogs in the country – neither of which were being regularly updated – we could only hazard a guess, and take a leap of faith into untested waters.
Twelve months, 775 posts and 1,026 comments later (not to mention the 50+ “static” pages elsewhere on the site), it does rather look as if the experiment has paid off. And so, if you’ll allow us a brief moment of self-congratulation…
Happy Birthday to us!
We received the following warning today:
Residents should be extra vigilant and report suspicious activity, following a distraction burglary which took place at a property in Kniveton, Ashbourne, at 1500hrs on 27/9/08.
A male called at the property to ask for some water for his car and stole a wallet. Description: white male, aged late 30’s, bald head, clean shaven, wearing jogging type clothing. If you have seen anyone matching this description or have any information, please call 0845 164 1644, quoting crime no: 60599/08.
Avoid ‘sneak-in burglaries’ by ensuring that doors are locked, especially whilst you are out or in the garden.
Community Information Officer, Buxton Police Station
- If you have any information relating to incidents contact 0845 164 1644.
- Derbyshire Constabulary can be contacted on 0845 123 33 33, or in an emergency 999.
- Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
What wonderful weather we have had over the weekend. Here are a few photos taken from Parwich Hill on Sunday afternoon to prove it’s not always lashing it down! Click on each picture to see it enlarged.