Archive for February, 2009

Spotted in Parwich this week…

“Is this a buzzard?” asks John F-S, who sent us this photo yesterday morning (click to enlarge it). Ornithologists of Parwich, over to you…

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“In the course of some rather aimless surfing the web” (his words!), Christopher came across a poster advertising a football match between Parwich Ladies and Preston Ladies, as part of the Shrewsbury Hospitals’ Carnival in 1938.

Click here to see it.

Presumably, this referred to a ladies’ football team from Parwich hospital. Does anyone know anything more about it?

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Thanks to John F-S for sending us this report:

Fifty or so of Chris Harrison’s former parishioners boarded a Warrington’s coach on Sunday afternoon to attend ‘The licensing by the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and Installation by the Archdeacon of Nottingham of the Reverend Christopher Harrison as Priest-in-Charge’.

The installation was an impressive service sustained by beautiful music and singing in one of Chris’s three new parish churches. Afterwards we were generously entertained to tea and cakes. We left feeling that Chris has a huge, exciting and demanding task ahead of him – we look forward to seeing him from time to time when he returns ‘home’ for a bit of refreshing country air.


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Film night this Friday.

“Non, rien de rien…” Don’t miss this beautifully made, double Oscar-winning treat!


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A message from Oxfam in Ashbourne.

Did you, or anyone you know purchase a dinner/tea service from Oxfam in Ashbourne? If so, then you will have noticed that one cup is incorrect.

If you can reply to or re-visit the shop, then your correct, matching cup can be handed to you.

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Stop! It’s Stunner time!

You can buy it in the Sycamore, you can browse it online, and you can skim our pick of this week’s stories from today’s Ashbourne News Telegraph right here:

Pages 1 to 3: Down’ard’s Revenge: A lenthy report on Ashbourne’s “most exciting Shrovetide game for years”.

Page 7: Cutting bike road deaths: monitoring equipment is being installed various stretches of road, including the A515 from Ashbourne to Alsop-en-le-Dale.

Page 14: Debbie W’s volunteering column returns, with a report on Parwich school’s new gardening project. The column is headed by a cheery colour photo of Debbie with Parwich’s head teacher Caroline Rodgers and school student Lexie L. (Oh, and thanks for plugging PARWICH.ORG, Debbie!)

Page 14: Cinema group step up a gear: A positive report on the film programme at Ashbourne’s Empire Ballroom makes particular mention of the impressive turn-out for Mamma Mia – a film which turned out to be Parwich’s own box-office blockbuster!

Page 18: The Acknowledgements section contains a message of thanks from Gladys, following the funeral of William (John) Myers at St. Peter’s Church on February 10th.

Page 47: Parwich Legion’s darts team scored a 5-4 win against the Royal Oak, Wetton, and the Legion’s A team beat the Shire Horse by the same amount. Parwich Legion are currently placed fifth in Division One, and Parwich Legion A are sixth in Division Four.

If we’ve missed anything, please tell us!

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Lent Lunch – Tomorrow

Don´t forget the Lent Lunch that is being held at Church Farm, Creamery Lane (Andrew & Rachel) tomorrow from 12.30pm.  Enjoy some cheese, pate and bread – all in aid of the Church improvement fund.

An opportunity to catch up with the local news, with friends and help the Church repairs.

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