Archive for June, 2010

Events still to go this week

The excellent weather continues, with it set fair for the Strongest Man Competition tonight.

What’s on Where this Week – Wakes Week
Date Time Event Location
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
  8pm Strongest Man Competition The Sycamore
Thursday 6pm Children’s Film – Walt Disney Classic – Jungle Book Memorial Hall
  8pm Parwich Wakes through the Years Memorial Hall
Friday 7pm Ball Race
followed by Race Night
Pump Hill, then Parwich Legion
Saturday 9-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Parwich
Sunday 3pm Songs of Praise Service Carsington Water

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And for lots more photos of the runners in the Senior (Open) Race as they near the top of the Hill  (more…)

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Here are some more photos of yesterday’s hill race, courtesy of John F-S.

(If you’re looking for the full results, then please click here.)



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This Saturday is Bulk Rubbish Collection day for Parwich: 9.00am – 10.45am. Use it, don’t lose it!

The van will stop in the normal places.

  • Sycamore Cottages 0900 – 0920
  • Village Green 0925 – 0945
  • By old shop, village top 0950 – 1010
  • Croft Avenue 1015 – 1045.

The next collection date for Parwich will be on Saturday 7th August.

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The runners in the Junior Hill Race ran an excellent race. There was plenty of competition and you can see from the pictures below that we have many junior athletes in and around the village.

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Here is a gallery of photos from The Mothers’ Race. Click on each image to enlarge it.

Click here for full results and time sheets.

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This evening saw near perfect weather for the Hill Race.  Paul Mannion won the Senior Race for the third year running, again in a faster time than the previous year.

The Trophies in the three races were awarded as follows:

Local Mothers Race

Paula Lynam Trophy

  • 1st Liz Edge
  • 2nd Laura Mellor
  • 3rd Sandra Chadfield

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Children’s Sports



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Story Of The Yellow Submarine

For those of you interested in the background behind the yellow submarine that sailed round Carnival last Saturday, The A52s have a write-up on their official website www.thea52s.co.uk.

Click on the picture below to go there.

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Carnival Placings

Pedestrian 1yr- 4yr 1st Lady Bird – Ruby
2nd Peppa Pig – Daisy
Joint 3rd Princess and Dragon – Callum & Gemma
5yr – 7yr 1st Knight – Ben
2nd Monster – Emily
3rd Disco Diva – Sophie
8yr-10yr 1st Del Boy Dale – Sam
2nd Hermoine Grainger – Lauran
3rd St. Trinian’s Pupil – Lucy
11yr-15yr 1st Vicky Pollard – Lucy
2nd Holiday at Home – Nina
3rd
Adults 1st
2nd
3rd
Pedestrian Groups Under 10yr 1st Pirates – Tigen & Simon
2nd 101 Dalmatians – Grace & Lilly
3rd Parwich School of Rock – Jessie, Grace,
Josh,Luke & Jack
10-15yr 1st Parwich Wakes Week – Jake, Will, Maisie,
Jimmy, Eve, Jack
2nd Bananas in Pyjama – Tammara & Amy
3rd National Elf Service – Josh & Dan
Adults 1st Hung Parliament
2nd Village People
3rd Matured To Perfection
Pedestrian with animals All Ages 1st No Entries
2nd
3rd
Vehicles Adults 1st Yellow Submarine – The A52s
2nd Bob The Builder – Parwich Toddlers
Joint 3rd Parwich Pet Shop / The Wild West

Thank you to Karen for this information.

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Strongest Man Competion – Wednesday

Wednesday

at 8pm

at The Sycamore

The Stongest Man Competition

Not for the faint hearted.

Rules and conditions apply, please see the organiser

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Open gardens was a fabulous success with many folks making the most of the weather, the great new Memorial Hall, the beautiful gardens and the tasty cream teas.

Over £800 was taken on the door and the day netted over £1350. This is money that will be used by the society to benefit local causes with a horticultural bent, as a thank you to the village for putting up with the disruption of Open Gardens.

Those who were involved in the cream teas worked incredibly hard all day and really appreciated the new kitchen. The new Hall looked stunning with the tables decked with checked table cloths and flowers.  The displays from the children were super, but unfortunately entries were well down on previous years despite the monetary rewards. With the doors opening out on to the patio many visitors were able to enjoy the new seating area.

The committee would like to express their thanks to all those who opened their gardens and made the day such a success.

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Tension mounted on Sunday afternoon, as two teams warmed up, ready to face each other for the duel of the year.  Much training had been undertaken, which was obvious when you saw the teams in action: peak fitness and grim determination.  The atmosphere was electric, play was fair and the promise each person showed in training was realised: an outstanding performance.  They lasted the course; no fouling, ‘well none that the referee saw’; and the result was just.  Parwich lost the volleyball to the Campers but won the tug of war.  Heads can be held high, pride is maintained – keep those flags flying.

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Weekly weather round up

Here are last week’s readings.

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 20th

0.0

1022.8

1022.3

22.2

4.8

Mon 21st

0.0

1022.9

1023.3

26.2

6.8

Tue 22nd

0.0

1023.2

1024.3

27.0

9.8

Wed23rd

0.0

1022.9

1021.6

25.6

10.0

Thu 24th

0.0

1020.2

1019.9

22.5

9.7

Fri 25th

0.0

1019.2

1019.8

24.0

8.5

Sat 26th

0.0

1018.3

1018.0

25.6

12.2

Total

0.0

 

Average

24.4

8.8

A fantastic week, with near perfect weather for the start of Wakes, let’s hope it lasts the coming week.

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Wakes Fair



Photos from Jane B & JF-S

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Even more photos added at 10am Sunday
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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week – Wakes Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 11am Campsite Service
with the Campers, Parwich Methodists & St Peter’s
Cricket Ground
  11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
  12, noon Fun & Games with the campers Cricket Ground
  3pm Watch England vs Germany Parwich Legion
  6pm Treasure Hunt Village Green
  8pm BBQ Parwich Legion
Monday 6.30pm Children’s Sports Nether Green
Tuesday from 7pm Hill Race  
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
  8pm Strongest Man Competition The Sycamore
Thursday 6pm Children’s Film – Walt Disney Classic – Jungle Book Memorial Hall
  8pm Parwich Wakes through the Years Memorial Hall
Friday 7pm Ball Race
followed by Race Night
Pump Hill, then Parwich Legion
Saturday 9-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Parwich
Sunday 3pm Songs of Praise Service Carsington Water

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The sun shone brightly on Wakes this year, making for a wonderful fancy dress and float parade. Congratulations to the committee for making it all happen, and well done to everybody who took part.

We hope you enjoy this gallery of 40 images from today’s festivities. All the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.





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The Odd Fellows march continued its way through the village, with further refreshment stops at Croft Avenue, Nethergreen and The Fold. Before leaving Croft Avenue, the band made a special detour up to Andrew and Rachel’s house: a kind gesture that was much appreciated by all. After leaving The Fold, it was time for a three-course roast beef lunch in the Memorial Hall, served up by Val K and her team.

Here’s our second photo gallery; please click on each picture to enlarge it.


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2010 Wakes starts with the Odd Fellows march.  The Church Service is at 11am this morning, the market on the Green (although some stall are already trading) is officially open from 11am – 4pm and the Carnival Parade begins at 6pm.

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Alternative Dress Code?

Is this a new dress code or is he just keen to get to the first drinks stop before everyone else?

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Football on Sunday

As well as the England v. Germany match being shown at the Legion it is also on at the Sycamore Inn (kick off is at 3pm Sunday afternoon).

The Sycamore is open all day today, ’til late and all day tomorrow.

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Parwich Bowls Club

Week commencing 21 June 2010.
Two wins this week. One very good one win and one not so good, if you can call a win not bad. Are our expectations rising?

Tuesday League – Home – Buxton Park.
You who follow these riveting bowls reports will be aware that we played Buxton last week and got soundly beaten. The start of the second half of the season meant that they came to us.  We managed to reverse the position and won 80 to 74. At Buxton we were beaten 81 to 59 so although we did not recoup all of our loss we got close. We dropped one place in the league following last weeks match, let us hope we can move back up again.
Next match – Away – Matlock Golf Club – 29 June – 6.30

Thursday League – Away – Wirksworth.
This is a very large green probably the biggest in the league and it is very demanding.  We won the doubles games 2 to 1, and shared the six singles games three each.  Although we won overall 110 to 102 our points tally could have done to have been better.
Next match – Home – Chatsworths – 1 July. 1.30 ish.

John B

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School newsletter 35

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Early morning greetings. JF-S

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Wakes Week

 In response to requests for Wakes details this is as much information as we have got.  When we are sent the information or when the board appears on The Green, we will update below.

Wakes Week

Date Time Event Location
Saturday 9.45am Odd Fellows Parade Start from
The Sycamore
  11am Church Service Parwich Church
  11-4pm  Village Market The Green
  6pm Carnival from School & around village
    Band Concert & other music
Hog Roast & Fair
 
Sunday 11am Campsite Service
with the Campers, Parwich Methodists & St Peter’s
Cricket Ground
  12, noon Fun & Games with the campers Cricket Ground
  6pm Treasure Hunt Village Green
  8pm BBQ Parwich Legion
Monday 6.30pm Children’s Sports Nether Green
Tuesday from 7pm Hill Race  
Wednesday 8pm Strongest Man Competition The Sycamore
Thursday 6pm  Children’s Film- Walt Disney’s Classic – Jungle Book Memorial Hall
  8pm Parwich Wakes through the Years Memorial Hall
Friday 7pm Ball Race
followed by Race Night
Pump Hill, then Parwich Legion

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Reflections on a Pond

JF-S

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Oil request

Cheryl W has written to us, asking whether anyone would like to join her in placing an oil order within the next couple of weeks. If interested, please give Cheryl a call on 617. You can also e-mail the blog team, and we will pass your message on.

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Guitar Tuition

Guitar tutor Terry Hall, who teaches a number of people from Parwich in their homes, now has a couple of free slots on Sunday evenings. If you were interested, give him a ring on 01332-776076.

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Suspicious Man

Residents should be extra vigilant following a report of a suspicious male going door to door trying to sell items from a holdall in the Ashbourne area, shortly before midday on Wednesday 23rd June.

He was seen to approach a property on Windmill Lane and before knocking on the door he tried the door handle. When challenged, he left heading towards Kniveton and is reported to have gone to many houses. He is described as a white male, aged mid 20’s, 5’6″ tall, close shaven head, wearing a t-shirt and carrying a large holdall.

Ensure that your homes are secure. Any sightings of this man or any other suspicious persons/vehicles in the area, please call 0345 123 33 33, quoting incident number: 283 of 23.6.10.

Thank you – Derbyshire Ringmaster

[Reference: BA608 Incident number: 283 of 23.6.10]

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A White Christmas!

In the middle of this heat wave what an earth are doing talking about a White Christmas, well read on and click this link.

As it is official now we can reveal that  Tom Chambers will be taking the leading role in Irving Berlin’s classic ‘White Christmas’, an exciting challenge, as Tom will be taking up the role once performed by Bing Crosby.  It was due to be staged at the London Palladium, but the theatre is having to be ‘revamped’ for the Wizard of Oz and ‘Dorothy’.  ‘White Christmas’ will be shown at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland, a 2200 seater theatre which is the largest theatre outside of London.  The show be on from 19th November to New Year’s Day.  

What about a bus trip from Parwich to see the show?  If you’re interested, email the blog or mention it to one of the team or to Stuart.

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The Bell

The bell dates back to 1804, made in Chesterfield, and had not been removed since the church was built (it pre-dates the current church).  The bell hangers had to cut a trap door in the floor, and lower the bell to the ground with a pulley.  Now it is off to the bell foundry to have new fixings and bearings, and due to return on the 19th July.


View the video of the removal of the bell.

Thank you to Martin C for the photos and video

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Flowers and Vegetables

Sam Flowers’ garden, a wonderful array of vegetables that would be the envy of many. A little bird has whispered that Sam celebrated his 92 last week and is probably the most senior man in the village.
Thanks to JF-S

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It was clear that on the day of planting there were problems with the standard of the plants and soil. The committee immediately expressed their dissatisfaction, and from that moment have been liaising with the Landscaping Company and Wildgoose, but unfortunately things always take longer when you have to pursue things in a professional manner.

Today, 20 tons of topsoil were delivered.  Some of the beds have been excavated to remove the soil, whilst others have had smaller amounts of soil removed before being topped up and the beds at the rear are having their soil levels generally raised. The beds excavated by the community notice board were done so in an attempt to remove as much of the existing bindweed as possible and minimise this problem. The landscaping company has removed the majority of the shrubs; new ones will be sourced, inspected, planted and bark mulch will be added to all beds. It will be several weeks before the planting is redone.

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Village Collage/Embroidery

We have received the following message from Jean Compton:

Following on from the recent most enjoyable skills day in Church, the idea has been put forward to create a worked collage/ embroidery of the village to celebrate village life, and to mark the beginning of a new decade. It is hoped that this could then be hung in the Church

We would now like to see if there are others in the village who would like to join with us in this activity – either with the sewing (any form – embroidery, gold work etc.) or with suggestions for designs to be included in the project.  We would hope to have as many people as possible involved in the project – I have been reassured that no knowledge is required and any necessary skills can be taught!

Do come and join us at Jill Simpson’s house on Tuesday, 6th July at 7.30pm to take this forward.  You can contact any one of us to discuss this further, or just let us know on 529 if you are interested. You can also discuss it with Jill Simpson, Ann Knight, or Mandy Noble.

Many thanks Jean

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Here is the second photo gallery showcasing seven more of the stunning gardens on display in Parwich last Sunday. The sunny weather ensured the gardens were seen at their best.

Please click on each image to enlarge it.

Garden #3 – Wheatsheaf Cottage

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