Archive for November, 2008

Cinema & Fish n Chips

The answer is YES.  So on Friday 12th you can visit the Fish & Chip van (hope the queue is not too long) and watch the film.  The best news of all is that it is a sing along version of the film, so come on all you budding singers – join in for a bit of fun.

Book this date in your diary – Saturday 20th 4pm – Christmas Film (details to follow)

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Dates for December Please.

Please could you email details of any activities that are happening in our villages during December.  I want to update the calendars around the village on Wednesday so that everyone knows what is happening, when, where and at what time & we can all plan our festival activities accordingly.

Thanks Jane – j-b-bennett@hotmail.com or parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Free Parking from 2pm

Don’t forget that from tomorrow there is Free Parking in all Derbyshire Dales District Council Car Parks from 2pm, until 24th December.

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A-mumming we will go…

guizersParwich Guizers and Mummers have been performing their ancient play for the last 25 years. This guizing play used to be performed in Biggin-by-Hartington in the 1930s and perhaps for many years before.

The group will be out again on Saturday December 6th, collecting for the Red Cross (Congo Fund) and a local charity.

The day’s activities start in Buxton:

  • 1pm – Outside the Opera House
  • 1.15 – The Club house (opposite Opera House)
  • 1.45 – Grove Hotel – The Slopes
  • 2.30 – Spring Gardens
  • 3.00 – Kings Head – Market Place
  • 3.30 – Beltane, Hall Bank

This is followed by a tour of some of our local pubs, starting at 8pm:

  • The Bentley Brook
  • The Coach and Horses (Fenny Bentley)
  • The Bluebell (Tissington)
  • The Waterloo (Biggin)

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The weekly weather round up

Here is last week’s weather stats:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 23rd

8

1007.1

994.0

6.2

-1.2

Mon 24th

0

995.0

1011.0

7.3

1.8

Tue 25th

0

1017.8

1024.2

7.7

0.6

Wed 26th

0

1020.6

1020.5

11.0

-0.2

Thurs 27th

2

1010.8

1005.8

9.4

6.9

Fri 28th

0

1001.4

1000.4

4.8

-1.2

Sat 29th

1

997.5

1000.2

4.6

-2.7

Total

11

 

Average

7.3

0.6

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Last year the London Concertante played in Ashbourne for the first time, their lead violinist has moved to Carsington so it was a ideal venue.  There were a few of us in the audience from Parwich and we thoroughly enjoyed a Christmas Baroque Concert.  The church was full, so it is worth prebooking your seats either online or by ringing.

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We have been reliably informed that Tom & Camilla will be in the village on Tuesday evening, appearing at The Sycamore. The BBC will also be present, so everybody will be welcome at the pub ready for 8pm. Fingers crossed for tonight – the results.

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November Fog

Looking at the lush summer photos provided by Mr & Mrs Lamb below, it is quite striking to see just how different our landscape can be across the seasons. These photographs were taken on Saturday afternoon around the church at Ballidon. Thank goodness for cosy fires and warm cups of tea!

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Memories of Summer

The following photographs were taken in July this year (when the sun did shine).  We spent a week in Parwich on the occasion of my wife’s 70th Birthday & every one in the village made us very welcome.

We hope that all flood damage has now been cleared and that everything is getting back to normal

Kind Regards
John & Pam Lamb

A Derbyshire View

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December Film Show

December Film poster
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Tom’s first 10 may not be enough

Tom and Camilla’s waltz split the judges, gaining a 10 from one and a 7 from another.  Their total score of 70 for both the waltz and the samba placed them in their lowest position so far on the judges’ leader board; second from bottom.  So the public phone vote will be very important this week.

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Samba

The phone lines are now closed for this week, and the results can be seen on the Sunday Show at 8-15pm on BBC1.

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Tom ChambersThis week on Strictly Come Dancing Tom and Camilla are dancing both a waltz and a samba.  The programme starts at 6-05pm this evening with everyone welcome to come and watch it on the big screen at the Sycamore Inn (along with a BBC camera crew).

The phone lines are open from approximately 7-35pm to 9pm.  Tom, although the most consistent scorer, has not matched some of the others’ highs.  However are his hopes for a 10 this week threatened by the flu?

The betting is close between Tom and Austin as favourite to win the series, but at present Tom might just have the edge at around 6 or 7 to 4.  In the Ashbourne News Telegraph poll he continues to be the favourite with nearly 60% wanting him to win (Lisa and Rachael are joint second with just over 14% each.).

Here is our regular round up of his media week:  (more…)

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Freda & Sheila Goodbye

Freda and Sheila are now settled in their delightful flat in Ashbourne after a successful move today. It is a major wrench for Freda having spent almost all her life here, but she is really pleased with her new home & Sheila is so excited, it is a joy to see. They have already had their first visitors and they are really looking forward to seeing other familiar faces. They want to keep close links with the village, already they are booked in for the Over 60’s Christmas Lunch.

It would be really nice if between us all we could organise some transport over to Parwich when we have different events on. For example, the first one being the Christmas Carol Service, when Freda’s annual Christmas Cake will be raffled (maybe someone could collect them & someone else takes them home). If you are willing to help out occasionally please let Jane B (665) or Peter (287) know.

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Fish & Chips – Thumbs Up

fish_and_chipsIt’s 7.50pm, you’ve still got 10 minutes left to get over to The Green for your supper.  The fish & chips definitely gets the thumbs up from the Bennett home.  The fish was light and not heavily battered, the chips tasty & appropriately “soggy” (just perfect).

Let’s hope it will be a regular destination for the van & something easy for us to enjoy on a Friday night.

p.s.  Can we bring Fish & Chips to the Cinema on a Friday night?

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Community Forum – Minutes

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Parwich Village Hall, on Monday 17th November 2008.

Item 1. Welcome
PC COOPER welcomed all to the meeting. He explained the purpose of these meetings – to get local residents and their representatives together to discuss concerns, and then by working together with other agencies to deal with any issues. He explained how the meetings should oversee issues raised through Priority Profiles.

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Pilates and New Year’s resolutions!
pilates06A number of people have mentioned to me that they would like to start Pilates in the New Year. Whilst there are a few spaces available for both classes at present, could I ask people to e mail Tricia direct to reserve a space to avoid disappointment! triciadurdey@uwclub.net. The classes are on a Wednesday 6pm-7pm and 7.15pm – 8.15pm. They run in half termly blocks and payment of £7 per class is made for a block of classes (usually 5 so a payment of £35). Concessions are available. Those who are already signed up for the classes will automatically be allocated a space in the next set unless they tell Tricia to the contrary. Thanks Rebecca.

pilates1  A relaxing & fun way to spend an evening.

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BBC back yet again!

Having been here for the Politics Show on Wednesday, BBC cameras will be in Parwich again tomorrow.

Tom ChambersThis time they are back to film Tom’s local supporters watching Strictly Come Dancing at the Sycamore Inn.  The programme starts at 6-05pm on Saturday evening, with the wide screen TV and chip butties laid on in the pub.  This week Tom and Camilla are dancing both a waltz and a samba, and they desperately want to achieve a 10.  As it is so close dance-wise, the non-dancing publicity will also be vital.

Janet would welcome as many people as possible to block sight of the building work from the cameras.  Indeed she deserves a big thanks for keeping the shop and pub going during the flood damage repairs.

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Do you have any ideas? Can you help?

Donate to the Memorial Hall ProjectThe PARWICH.ORG team are looking to make use of the potential of our websites to encourage sponsorship of the new Memorial Hall and use the sites to generate some cash for the redevelopment.

We have dabbled our toes with such as the commission on the Y-Not Festival ticket sales, Christmas Cards and on-line donations.  We have lots of ideas, but are inexperienced in what will work best. Also we feel it is important that any advertising does not interfere with using the site or put off our users.

On-line fund raising means we can access a much larger pool of potential donors.

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who can support us through information, advice, ideas or contacts.  Speak to Emma S, Jane B, Mike A or Peter T or email parwich@hotmail.co.uk.

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Christmas Fayre

New Date
(new date announced 2nd December)

Would any one willing to donate a raffle prize let Tracy Marshall know.

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Scaramouche! Scaramouche!

The A52s continue their world tour of Parwich with a gig in The Sycamore on Friday 19th December starting around 9.00pm. The band are waiving their enormous appearance fee as a gesture of goodwill to the people of the world.

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Bismillah! etc.

On offer will be an inexplicable mix of folk and rock…..plus the band have been feverishly learning some unusual Christmas songs! Come along for a festive fandango!

Listen to The A52s on MySpace.

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Rush to Fenny Bentley church after Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday to support a concert on the newly-refurbished church organ, which begins at 7.30 pm.

Christian Cartwright of ‘Pipes in the Peak’ at Dovedale Garage will join with Chris Dell of Ashbourne and Martyn Davis of Hulland and Tissington churches, to present a lively and varied programme of classical and modern music.  According to Henry Groves and Son, the organ builders who carried out what was the first refurbishment of the organ in over 100 years, it is an excellent instrument which should now be good for at least another century. 

They have certainly done an excellent job and we hope that many people will come to celebrate this milestone in the life of St. Edmund’s church.  Admission to the concert is free but donations for the church will be invited.

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Scouting in Parwich

The following was sent to us by the Local History Society:

It seems a shame to let the centenary year of the publication of Baden-Powell’s book “Scouting for Boys” pass by without a mention.  (For notes on the general history of the movement click here to see the Wikipedia entry.)

The Scout Association (UK)Today the Society got a note pointing out that R T Adamson’s book “Seventy-five Years of Scouting in Derbyshire” lists amongst the early troops in Derbyshire a Parwich Troop (first recorded date May 1911) under Scoutmaster R L Tickle.  Coincidentally there is also in today’s Ashbourne News Telegraph an article on the Cyber Scouts (1st Derbyshire Dales Scout Group).

A number of local youngsters are currently involved in the Cyber Scouts.

The Parwich & District Local History Society would like to hear from anyone with information on local Scouting from those early days in 1911 to the present.  Were there also other local troops at Alsop or Pikehall or Ballidon or elsewhere?  Do leave any comments below or email information and/or photographs to parwichhistory@hotmail.com.  If there is sufficient response the Society will include a fuller article in our News Quarterly.

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Today’s Ashbourne News Telegraph

It’s that day of the week again with the Ashbourne News Telegraph out. Here are the items that relate to our immediate area:

  • p.2 Mention of Memorial Hall architects Marsh-Grochowski’s recent awards.
  • p.2 & 17 Updates on Tom’s progress in Strictly Come Dancing (click here to see the article.)
  • p.8 An article promoting the work day to help clear the flood damage in Parwich. (Unfortunately a week too late, as the day was last Sunday.)
  • p.62 Ashbourne Town Darts: Shant 4 – 5 Legion; Sycamore 7 – 2 Tiger A; and White Hart 6 – 3 Legion A. (There is a League Meeting at 8-30pm at Compton Social Club tomorrow.)

Also go to the paper’s website for an on-line poll on who readers think will win Strictly Come Dancing. At the time of writing Tom had 100% of the votes (all two of them). Here are some other items of more general interest: (more…)

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Have your own personalised Christmas webpageSave money, save paper, save the Planet and support the Memorial Hall Project.

In exchange for a moderate donation (£5 minimum) to the new Memorial Hall fund we will create solely for you a unique virtual Christmas Card.  You can then email your friends and family (and any enemies) the link instead of posting them an old fashioned paper version.

Click here for more details.

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Dorothy Foden – in memory

Dorothy Foden, of Brook Cottage, was well loved by many people in Parwich and beyond.  She was very much at the heart of St. Peter’s church, as well as being a strong supporter of Parwich Methodist chapel.  A new altar frontal in her memory, donated by Brian, was last week put in place in the chapel at St Peter’s.  It was made by Jenifer Baines of Littleover, Derby, using the fabric ‘Venetian Tapestry’.  Jenifer is an old friend of Andrew and Rachel Robinson, as well as being someone I have got to know through the Derbyshire-India links.  The frontal enhances the chapel enormously, and it is very fitting that it should be in a part of the church which is also used by Parwich Methodists for their twice-monthly service.

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The frontal will be dedicated during the Carol Service on Sunday 14th December at 5.00 pm, along with the first of the kneelers which have been made in memory of Ambrose Wilton.

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bookcover Jo-anne Jewett’s book, “The Beautiful Truth – Make-up is Easy, Don’t Believe the Hype.” is being launched on December 8th at Bennetts, Ashbourne at 1.00 pm on Monday 8th December. A champagne and canapés reception will follow from 5.30 pm at The Horns.

 

Jo-anne would welcome friendly faces from the village, so pop in and have a look and a chat.

The book can be purchased for £15.95 after Monday 8th December from Bennetts and The Horns. Alternatively you can pre-order and buy the book from Jo-anne’s web site http://www.beautifultruth.co.uk.

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BLF decision

The Big Lottery Fund grants committee met today to discuss the Memorial Hall application (amongst others) for a community building grant. Have we been awarded £500,000 to build our new Memorial Hall?

The BLF will be officially announcing their decision on Wednesday 17th December.

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BBC in Parwich tomorrow

The BBC’s East Midlands Politics Show are sending a reporter to Parwich on Wednesday morning to find out about our ideas on local democracy.  Readers of PARWICH.ORG will know that Defra are conducting a consultation on direct elections to the National Park Authorities, and that there is local interest in this issue.

Parwich Parish Council support some form of direct elections to the Peak Park Authority as do 90% of those who responded to our on-line poll.  Any further comments added below will be passed on to the BBC reporter.

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chipsWe understand a Fish & Chip van will be visiting Parwich on Friday evenings, starting this Friday.

It will be on the Green between 7 and 8pm on Friday.  (We will let you know if we get any more information.)

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These dramatic images were taken from the garden of Barn Cottage, at around 8:30 on Thursday November 13th. Our thanks to Matt for sending them in.

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Mystery of Local Postcards

Talk on Postcards
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It might have been miserable on Sunday morning, but Saturday afternoon was glorious! A bit nippy, but lovely crisp clear air. Here are a few snaps taken doing the circuit round the back of Parwich Hill.

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Clear up success

Parwich Parish Council would like to thank everyone who turned out yesterday for the work day.  An incredible amount of debris and rubbish was removed.  The Brook is flowing much more freely.  Further work to remove sediment and excessive vegetation growth will be undertaken by a mechanical digger.  Also an especial thanks to the WI who made cakes and to all who helped with the refreshments.

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BLF decision tomorrow

Proposed new HallThe countdown continues, with the BLF grants committee making the decision on our new Memorial Hall application tomorrow.

We do not know when we will be officially informed of the result, and we may not be able to make a public announcement until the Lottery press release is ready for circulation.

(However the Memorial Hall  Management Committee are meeting at the Sycamore Inn tomorrow evening at 8pm.)

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Goodbye Freda & Sheila

Best WishesHaving spent virtually all their lives in Parwich, Freda & Sheila are moving to Ashbourne at the end of November. They have a delightful two bedroomed flat with super south facing views overlooking the town and up towards Derby Road.

It will be extremely sad to see them both leave Parwich but hopefully they will be regular visitors, especially if there are any volunteers to help them with transport from time to time.

Last year Sheila enjoyed a memorable helicopter ride for her 60th birthday and Freda is renowned for her fabulous Christmas cake which is raffled for the Church. Also their table decorations always enhance the Open Gardens teas.

They both spent their early childhood at Mellow Meadow Farm before moving into the village, firstly at Japonica and then Shaw Lane Cottage; in 1995 Freda moved to Smithy Close, with Sheila living for some years at Bradbourne Mill Farm.

Freda and Sheila, best wishes to you both in your new home!

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Dawn over Parwich.

These photos were taken at sunrise on Saturday morning, the sun on the underside of the cloud making an amazing effect…

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Just a reminder that national weekend papers and magazines can now be ordered from the Sycamore. It is also possible to order the Derby Evening Telegraph daily paper and the Ashbourne News Telegrah (Wednesdays). Contact Janet or Steve on 212.

To keep things simple Janet and Steve would prefer not to have ‘on-off-on-off’ orders, although they are very happy to accommodate our holidays etc.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is the 1000th post to appear on PARWICH.ORG. Who could have guessed that there was so much to write about?

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There was a covering of snow in the night but it is rapidly melting, so it will not hamper today’s village clear up.  Here is last week’s weather:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 16th

0

1024.6

1028.6

10.7

7.3

Mon 17th

3

1029.6

1019.0

7.7

1.3

Tue 18th

1

1012.6

1019.0

12.1

7.0

Wed 19th

0

1017.5

1017.1

11.3

5.3

Thurs 20th

0

1015.4

1015.8

10.1

7.7

Fri 21st

0

1012.9

1018.6

8.3

5.7

Sat 22nd

0

1016.8

1017.4

5.9

0.3

Total

4

 

Average

9.4

4.9

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Tuesday Night’s Film

November Alternative Film poster
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Another strong performance from Tom and Camilla earnt the couple 36 points from the judges, placing them in second place behind Rachel and Vincent’s maximum score of 40.

This week’s results show can be viewed at 20:15 on Sunday evening.

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