Archive for July, 2010

Parwich Panoramic Race – Tuesday

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A515 temporary closure into Ashbourne

The A515 is closed south of the Bentley Brook going into Ashbourne from about 7pm to 5am for resurfacing.  We’d missed seeing the advance warning signs and at that stage it can be a real pain, so use the Bradbourne route to Ashbourne.  Work is scheduled to finish by Monday. 

There are also traffic lights back on the B5056, it looks like they are putting fencing up on the north side of the road, maybe it will stop the sheep roaming onto the road.

Any updates are welcome.

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Early risers enjoy the sun

Early this morning, looking over the cuckoo gate – JF-S

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

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Parwich Memorial Hall Management Committee Meeting
7.30pm – 9.00pm Thursday 29th July 2010
The Memorial Hall

Agenda

1.    Apologies
2.    Minutes of previous meeting
3.    Matters arising
4.    Update of User Groups and Representatives
5.    Signing of Minute Book
6.    Day to day running of Hall

        To include (if any)
                Finance update
                Bookings update
                Health and Safety issues
                Entertainment Licence
                Projection screen for meeting room
                Hall cleaning/janitorial issues and ideas
               
7.    Building the Future
        To include:
               Update from the Design and Planning Group
               Update from the funding Group 
               Feedback through dialogue/questionnaire/survey for the BLF Monitoring

8.     AOB
         Date of next meeting

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Walk to Brassington?

I just wondered if anyone knows of a good walking route over to Brassington?  We were hoping to walk from Parwich to the Olde Gate pub.  If anyone could help it would be appreciated.
 
Regards Keeley

Please put any route suggestions into the comments box – but don’t forget to use your name, so it could be John Smith, J Smith or John S.

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Decode 2010

Step 1 – Click on the poster to enlarge it so that you can read the full details of this adventure and follow the instructions.

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Where’s my Mummy

JF-S

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Swallows feeding

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Thanks to JF-S

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Holiday weather?

Here are the weekly readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 18th

1.3

1022.2

1021.4

20.3

9.8

Mon 19th

0.0

1019.9

1019.2

25.3

13.6

Tue 20th

7.2

1015.2

1010.0

22.2

14.2

Wed 21st

3.6

1006.2

1009.4

23.2

12.9

Thu 22nd

0.0

1014.3

1018.5

19.4

10.4

Fri 23rd

0.0

1021.5

1024.3

19.9

10.2

Sat 24th

0.0

1023.8

1021.3

20.6

9.4

Total

12.1

Average

21.6

11.5

A cloudy week to come with sunny periods and little or no rain in prospect at the moment.

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What’s on this week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Parwich Methodist Service Parwich Church
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates
Pay per session over the summer
Memorial Hall
Friday &
Saturday
Y-NOT Festival Pikehall

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White Van – can you help?

Any sightings of a white Ford transit van, registration number similar to Y217VGE, with the occupants touting for scrap metal in the Derbyshire Dales area 21/7/10, please contact the police on 0345 123 33 33, quoting incident number: 359 of 21.7.10. Officers can then check the vehicle/occupants to see if they have the relevant documentation.

Please note that churches in our area are still being targeted for their lead.

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Children can try being a lead miner, meet characters from the past, and enjoy things that go boom, bang or squelch at a free archaeological family fun day at the 270-year-old Magpie Mine, Sheldon, on Saturday July 31, 10.30am-3pm.

Peak District National Park rangers and the Peak District Mines Historical Society are staging “Magpie Mayhem,” with activities for adults and children alike.

The event is part of the Festival of British Archaeology and National Parks Week, and will include a guided tour of the site by the National Park’s senior survey archaeologist, John Barnatt.

The Peak District Mines Historical Society, which owns and manages Magpie Mine, will display scale models and genuine mining artefacts to help explain the archaeology and will talk about their work on site.

National Park area ranger Lynn Burrow said: “Magpie Mine has a really colourful history, including conflict and tragedy in the 1830s as rival groups of miners tried to smoke each other out.  We’ll be helping families explore their local history with an interactive discovery trail, and children can become a lead miner, meet historical characters, make “bradder” hats and enjoy games and activities. Families can bring a picnic and make a day of it.”

No need to book, just turn up on the day.  Magpie Mine is a mile or so from Monyash, so about 20 minutes from Parwich.

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Summer Pilates

Pilates is continuing over the summer school holidays on 28th July, 11th August, 18th August and 1st September from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Please note there will be no classes on 4th or 25th August. The cost is £6.50 per session payable at the class.
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Normally we pay in advance for a half termly block so this is a really good opportunity for anyone wanting to try it out, to go to a few classes without committing themslves to a whole block.
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The autumn term classes will start on 8th September. It may be that we now have sufficient numbers to go back to 2 classes in the autumn, so if you are interested in starting then please could you let me know. For all enquiries over the holidays please contact Georgie directly on 07976 254 887.
 
Thanks Rebecca 318

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School newsletter 39

Parwich Primary School’s last newsletter of this academic year is another “two for the price of one” special. Please click on each page to enlarge it.

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If of interest – don’t foget there will be a Specialist Plant Fair at Osmaston Park on 25 July 2010.
The fair will open from 10am-4pm.

Admission is £2.00, with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the PEAK DISTRICT MOUNTAIN RESCUE ORGANISATION.

Refreshments will be available.

Further details are available on www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk, or call 07730 859441.

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Earlier this year Ian Pitts, metal detecting in Hallcliffe garden, found a small gold signet ring.  With the date from the hallmarks I started ringing round the previous occupants of the house.

Today the ring was taken to Malcolm and Ruth in Alstonfield, who confirmed it had been made for Ruth by her parents out of gold from the wedding rings of both her grandmothers.  The ring was inscribed with Ruth’s initials, but these are very worn and only identifiable under a magnifying glass.  Their oldest son particularly remembers how distressed his mother was when the ring was lost.  Certainly she was pleased to get it back after some 25 to 30 years.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service with Parwich Methodists and St Peter’s – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 1.30-5.30pm Secret Gardens of Winster Winster
Wednesday 9.15am Horticultural Society trip to Ryton Organic Garden, Coventry (302) Depart
The Green
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
Friday   Parwich School Closed for Summer- INSET day for staff  
Saturday 7.45-8.30am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Alsop
Saturday 10.30-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Ballidon
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Parwich Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Welcome rain

Here are the weekly readings from our Weatherman on the Hill:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 11th

0.0

1011.8

1019.0

22.8

15.3

Mon12th

2.2

1017.3

1014.9

15.0

12.2

Tue 13th

2.7

1011.2

1009.1

15.6

10.6

Wed14th

6.3

1004.9

1000.9

19.0

13.5

Thu 15th

1.3

996.6

1003.0

20.3

13.0

Fri 16th

4.9

1004.1

1011.2

16.8

10.9

Sat 17th

0.0

1013.4

1019.8

20.0

10.4

Total

17.4

Average

16.3

12.3

The welcome rain has ended the dry spell, and we can expect some more rain at times during the next few days, however with sunshine as well.

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Here are three clips from last Sarurday’s concert in St Peter’s by the de Parys Trio:

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Dale Road Closed

Thanks to Aud & Don for ringing this one in. 

Sat 4.45pm  – The Dale Road between Parwich & A515 is closed because a tree has come down.  The police have been informed, but do let us know when the road is open.

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Just in case you didn’t know…

The Legion is now opening earlier, from 6.00 pm, on Sundays.

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Parnoramic Five 2010

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The Summer Music

Thank you to John F-S for these photos taken at last Saturday’s concert by the de Parys Trio (Eric Hill on guitar, Jill Hughes on flute and Martin Hughes on violin).

With a range of music, including Bach, Gluck, Paganini, Carulli, Rossini and others, there was something for everyone from classical through romantic to tango and jazz.  Though numbers were a little down on last year the evening could hardly have been better.  The only fly in the ointment was a potential clash with the musical neighbours, but they generously suspended activity ’til the concert was over.

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School newsletter 38

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PARWICH BOWLS CLUB – Week commencing 12 July 2010.

Mixed fortunes again this week. One win one loss.

Tuesday League – Away – Hathersage.

On occasions you have to confess that playing bowls when it is heaving it down with rain and blowing a gale is not necessarily the best pastime. This was such an occasion. It was not pleasant!!

We had lost to Hathersage at home earlier in the season and we were not looking forward to the reverse fixture. We should not have worried. We won by 80 to 62, which was, all bar one point, the exact opposite of the loss we suffered at home.

Next match – Home – Whitwirth Park – 20 July – 6.30

Thursday League – Home – Lafarge Cement Hope.

Even though we lost we gave a reasonable account of ourselves. Lafarge are a lot higher in the league than us and a much bigger club.

We won one out of the three doubles games and shared the singles three games each. However the games Lafarge won were won by a greater margin and the final score was 112 to 131.

Next match –Away – Matlock Park – 22 July. 1.30 ish.

You are still allowed to come along to the green. It is better than going to the dentist! And it does not cost a thing.

We are having a club tournament on Sunday called a ‘Square Robin’ come and have a look. We will be on the green at around 10.30 am.

John B.

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Unit Space Available

Thank you to Rob Gosling for sending in this email – if you are interested in more information, please ring him on 07968124447 or email him at robert_gosling@btconnect.com

We are converting 2 stone barns at Pikehall into workspace/studio/office. Initially there is 2800sq/ft, with a 20ft by 10ft tempcontrolled spray booth (previous tenant did spray work on motor bikes).  This unit is on two floors and could be subdivided into 2 or even 4 units.  Further space of approximately 2100 sq/ft is awaiting development.


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Summer Recess Update from our MEP

Bill Newton Dunn our MEP has emailed in his report for work carried out in the European Parliament. As any of us may not be aware of what our MEP’s do, you might like to read on.

Just to let you know that the European Parliament stops work at the end of this week. It will re-meet in Brussels on Monday 30th August. I expect to remain in the UK – so, if needed, can be reached at bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu

The parliament’s work for the past six months has principally been about putting into effect the Lisbon Treaty (which came into effect in December).

In February, the new team of Commissioners took office. One of them, Baroness Ashton, was appointed High Representative for Foreign Affairs and has set about vigorously setting up the new “EU External Action Service” with EU embassies in most capitals of the world, to be staffed half by Commission officials, half by seconded national officials.

In March, MEPs threw out the “SWIFT” treaty. This had been agreed by the 27 national governments – whereby they would hand over to the US government access to all Europeans’ bank accounts – without any reciprocal arrangement for us to see into American bank accounts. MEPs shocked the governments and Washington by using new Lisbon powers to reject international treaties. “SWIFT” has been renegotiated, with much stronger safeguards for Europeans, and MEPs passed it last week.

The economic crisis continues. As always, Europe moves forward after a crisis, and this will result in stronger economic powers for Brussels. Britain – with its huge budget deficit – is in no position to gloat.
Have a good summer !

Bill

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Local History website back on-line

The Parwich & District Local History Society website is now back on-line.  We had had problems with our previous host and are now trying out justhost.com.  Their charges are impressively low.  Our site has a new address www.parwichhistory.org and we hope to continue to develop it, so do let us know any thoughts or ideas you have.

The Society can be contacted on parwichhistory@hotmail.com.  We will try to up-date all the links here at parwich.org though we may miss some of the older posts (if so our apologies).

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Lewis’s Summer Show in Derby

Lewis Noble will be exhibiting a collection of new paintings that have been completed in the landscape and in the studio over the past couple of months. His exhibition is at the The Tregoning Gallery Summer Show at Derby, which runs from 16th-22nd July. The private viewing is on Thursday 15th 6-8pm, to attend that, please contact the gallery for details.

tregoning l contemporary
Preview: Thursday 15 July,
6 – 9pm

Friar Gate Studios, Ford Street
Derby DE1 1EE
tel. 01332 258353

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Which is my best profile?


Thanks to JF-S for these photos

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Quilting Workshop on Saturday

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Weather stats.

Here are the weekly readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 4th

0.0

1020.0

1016.6

20.7

7.6

Mon 5th

0.0

1019.6

1022.2

21.4

8.4

Tue 6th

0.0

1025.3

1021.8

21.9

6.7

Wed 7th

0.0

1017.7

1015.3

20.2

14.3

Thu 8th

0.0

1015.1

1018.1

22.7

12.6

Fri 9th

0.0

1016.1

1016.8

25.4

13.2

Sat 10th

0.0

1017.9

1014.8

25.0

15.0

Total

0.0

 

Average

22.5

11.1

The very hot days are gone for the time being , and at the moment the possibility for a little rain mid week exists.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 2pm Pikehall Harness Racing Pikehall
Sunday 6.30pm Evening Prayer-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Tuesday 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
Wednesday 7.30pm Training Night – First Responders Memorial Hall
Saturday 10am-4pm Quilting Workshop
Further details ring Mandy 778
Memorial Hall
Saturday
Sunday
1.30-5.30pm Secret Gardens of Winster Winster
Sunday 10am Family Service with Parwich Methodists and St Peter’s – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

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So sweet – Tissington Coots by JF-S

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Just a warning that a Parwich resident has told us that their car was broken into whilst parked in the Milldale car park.

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Eaton Dale

Here are a few photos from today’s History Society walk in Eaton Dale.  Although we seem to have hit the rush hour, this beautiful little valley is normally deserted.

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de Parys Trio tonight

Here is a preview of the de Parys Trio (recorded 2009) who are playing in Parwich Church at 7-30pm this evening.

This evening’s performance is strongly recommended by all who heard them last year.

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Music for a Summer’s Evening


Please click on the poster to order your tickets, from http://parwichconcerts.express.iristickets.co.uk

Click here to find out more about the De Parys Trio.

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Barbeque & live music at Sycamore

Saturday 10th July 2010
Sycamore Inn

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8pm onwards
Barbeque

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9pm onwards
singer Vicki Lambert

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Today’s Walk

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