Archive for August, 2010

Weekly Weather

Here are the weekly readings:

  Rainfallin mm Pressurein Mb am Pressurein Mb pm Temperature in ºC
Max Min
Sun 22nd 0.0 1016.2 1012.5 23.2 10.8
Mon 23rd 5.8 1003.4 1006.2 16.8 11.7
Tue 24th 0.4 1008.1 1014.5 17.0 9.0
Wed 25th 0.9 1016.7 1013.1 15.6 8.7
Thu 26th 3.6 1010.2 1010.6 13.4 11.2
Fri 27th 0.4 1011.3 1016.3 19.3 7.7
Sat 28th 0.9 1019.9 1019.8 18.3 7.7
Total 12.1   Average 17.7 9.6

The weatherman on the hill says:

a better start to September to come than most of August has been!

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A tribute to Frank Sinatra

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Tea & Cakes Today

Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop between 11am – 4pm today.  Come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church.  Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed!

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Harvest Supper

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Songs of Praise – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Monday 11am-4.30pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Sunday   Horticultural Show
8-11am – Bring in your exhibits
2pm – Open to the Public
3pm – Prize Presentation followed by an auction of exhibits
Memorial Hall
Sunday 6.30pm Evening Prayer-Andy Larkin Parwich Church

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Tomorrow, sing your hearts out.

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Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard – Monday

Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop between 11am – 4pm this Monday.  Come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church.  Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed!

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Free events will encourage new or nervous cyclists to get out and about in the Peak District National Park this autumn. Pedal Peak District, a cycling project run by the Peak District National Park Authority, is putting on guided rides, cycle skills training and bike maintenance workshops for residents and visitors.

Booking is essential on 01629 816331 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Thur Sept 9: Women on Wheels – 6- 8pm from Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.

A 10-mile sociable ride through impressive scenery to Biggin and beyond. The ride will use fairly flat traffic-free trails and quiet roads. It aims to build confidence and fitness for new or nervous women cyclists. Bike-hire available. Bring money for a drink stop. Maximum 15 spaces.

Basic bike maintenance
Wed Sept 22, 1.30-4pm at Ashbourne cycle hire centre,
and Thur Sept 23, 10am-12.30pm at Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.

Does the thought of getting a puncture put you off cycling? Do you know how to adjust your brakes? Book yourself onto a free basic bike maintenance course with an experienced cycle mechanic on the cycle hire team. This introductory course covers lubrication, brake pads, gears and punctures. Bring your own bike in a clean condition to work on.  Reserve a place.

Wed Oct 13: Get into cycling – beginners cycle training 
1-3pm from Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.

Traffic-free cycle sessions aimed at beginners and people of all ages and abilities, especially lacking in confidence and cycle skills. It will cover balance, control and offer advice about cycling on local roads, equipment and accessories. Bikes are available for hire. Limited places available.

Event organiser Carol Parsons said: “All the events have a relaxed and sociable atmosphere aimed at building beginners confidence. We’ve had people come along who had never ridden a bike before and they’ve learned how to ride within a few hours.” All the events have friendly, expert cycle guides to provide advice and support, and all are free (though normal charges apply for bike-hire).

Carol said: “The rides, training sessions and maintenance workshops are proving popular. People are finding that the events are a great opportunity to build their cycling confidence and learn new skills.”

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The Bell is Back

Our Church Bell was returned from the Loughborough Bell Foundry yesterday, newly restored with its bright red mountings (known as a headstock) and bright redclapper. The bell, which is older than the church, dating from 180was cast by a Chesterfield foundry and had not been serviced since the Church was built in the 1860’s. The bell’s condition meant that it could come crashing down at anytime, so this restoration was long overdue. You might have heard it on Friday afternoon; the sound is fuller and more resonant.

Come and hear Jonathan Marshall ring it out on Sunday at the Songs of Praise service at 10am- all welcome!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported our concerts and other fund-raising events, these have enabled us to fund the £4,000 restoration bill- and many thanks to Lynette Coyne and Don Lowndes jnr. who assisted with the fitting of the Bell.

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Thank you to Ben and Martin for the photos.

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September’s Film Night

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Thanks to Graham J for the following bulletin. If you have more news to share on this incident, please let us know via comments or email.

As at 08:30 this morning a tree has fallen across The Dale road between Parwich and A515 in the wood below Upper Moor Farm. It has fallen across the road and is suspended at head height by a telephone wire. It looks very dangerous, and is quite hard to see in this morning’s light. The police have been informed, but please be very careful. It doesn’t look sensible to try to drive under it, and certainly if you’re in a wagon you couldn’t get through.

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PARWICH BOWLS CLUB

Week commencing 23 August 2010.

At the risk of repeating myself, not a very good week this week, two losses. Although the losses were not as big as last week.

Tuesday League – Home – Whitworth Park.
Penultimate match of the year, and we had a really good match this week. We won two games and so did Whitworth. The result however, was a win by one point to our opponents, 77 to 78.

Because of other results in the League we moved up a place to fourth. It would be good if we could consolidate this position in our final match of the season next Tuesday.

Next and last match – Away – 31 August – Bakewell 6.00 start.

Thursday League – Home – Hathersage.
Hathersage are top of the League and as a result of this match they will stay there. Whether we manage to stay mid table or slip into the nether regions will remain to be seen.

We failed to win any of the three doubles games and only won two of the six singles, although two of the singles losses were very close.  The result however was never in doubt and the final score was 141 to Hathersage and 111 to us.

At least we won’t have to play them next year as they will be promoted!  Only two more matches to go in this League.

Next match – Away – Matlock Golf Club – 2 September 1.45.

John B.

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Trifle Fun……….

Well the men of the village have 9 days to experiment with their ideas for their trifle, ready for the Horticultural show on Sunday 4th September. Just think how many trifles you could enjoy eating between now and then, all that delicious custard and cream – you have the perfect excuse.

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Sweet Nectar

Buddlejas can be seen in many gardens around the village, ours however has only recently come into flower and on Sunday it was covered in bees and butterflies.

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This Sunday – Come along and Sing

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Parwich Bowls Club

Week commencing 16 August 2010.

Not a very good week this week, two losses.

Tuesday League – Away – Ashwood Park.
Not our favourite green to say the least. Although we managed to share the match two games each our points tally was considerably less than our opponents. The result was 78 to Ashwood and 62 to us. We still remain in fifth place in the league although we have lost ground on the fourth team.  Only two more matches to go in this league.

Next match – Home – 24 August – Whitworth Park 6.15 start.

Thursday League – Away – Whitworth Park.
They are a little below us in the league, but we always have a good match.  This week we did not do very well at all. We failed to win any of the three doubles and only won two of the six singles.  The result was a resounding win for Whitworth 137 to 108 our second lowest points total of the year so far.

Not sure if we will hang on to our sixth place.

Only three matches left in this league.

Next match – Home – Hathersage – 26 August 1.45.

John B.

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Y-Not Festival 2010.

The atmosphere as soon as we arrived reminded me of those impromptu last-minute parties that end up being the ones you still talk about with misty-eyed nostalgia. People here were all laughing, playing, and dancing with genuine gay abandon, there was…something…different going on here. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But I REALLY liked it.

Click here to read a full -and very positive – report of this year’s Y-Not Festival, as posted by the Nottingham arts and entertainment magazine LeftLion.

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Weekly Weather…

Here are the weekly readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 15th

0.0

1021.4

1023.4

22.1

12.8

Mon 16th

0.0

1019.6

1019.3

23.6

10.3

Tue 17th

3.1

1014.3

1011.4

22.2

12.0

Wed 18th

2.2

1010.7

1010.4

24.2

8.0

Thu 19th

6.7

1011.6

1014.6

19.6

10.0

Fri 20th

2.2

1012.2

1014.8

21.1

13.0

Sat 21st

2.2

1015.8

1016.6

20.6

13.5

Total

16.4

 

Average

21.9

11.4

The weatherman on the hill says:

Another mixed week of weather with signs of autumn starting to show.

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Hiving a Swarm of Bees

This article has been sent in by Mike at Flaxdale Apiary who is supporting Derwent Rural Counselling – if you need help with a swarm ring Mike on 390433.

I am alerted now and again by residents of Parwich who have found a swarm of bees on their land – what should they do?  Several weeks ago in July I found such a swarm hanging from the branch of a damson tree in my croft.  The following describes what I did next:-

1. Obviously you wear protective clothing and use a smoker when you work on a swarm!  In fact this swarm was not aggressive or troublesome at all and I did not bother with a smoker; swarming bees are not normally aggressive because they are engorged with honey. I laid a white sheet on the ground below the swarm covering as wide an area as possible. 

2. Using a skep (a woven straw basket shaped container used by beekeepers) or a cardboard box which is what I used, I placed the opened box immediately underneath the swarm with one hand and with the other I shook the branch onto which the swarm was attached and most of the clump of bees fell into the box.  You have to be quite skilful manipulating the box with one hand and shaking the tree branch with the other! This is even more difficult if you have to mount a ladder if the swarm is on an upper branch. A pair of secateurs is useful if you have to cut a stem off a branch.

3. Then I placed the box with the bees inside it on the white sheet on the ground with the opening to the box on its side just open enough for the bees to enter the box.  There were lots of other bees which had fallen on the white sheet and others flying around.  I used a feather  to sweep the other bees off the branch. You want all the bees to end up in the box! (more…)

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Road Repairs from Parwich to B5056

From Monday for the next couple of weeks the road from Parwich to the B5056 is being patched, work is anticipated to take up to a fortnight.  Thanks to Robert Bonsall for sending in this information.

Work is progressing well at Tissington Ford as the photo shows.

Photos-Jane B

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What’s on Where 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 Methodist Service Parwich Church
Saturday 7.30pm Live Music with Vicki Lambert Parwich Legion
Sunday 10am Songs of Praise – Andy Larkin Parwich Church

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Live music at the Legion

Click here for Vicki’s own website and to hear a preview

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Congratulations Catherine

Enormous congratulations have to go to Catherine Bunting, she achieved 5 A*s in her A levels yesterday and confirmed her place at Cambridge where she is going to study Natural Sciences.  Most appropriately she will be at St Catharine’s College. 

Good luck, now the pressure is off, enjoy the rest of your summer holidays!

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Today the planting was completed (well almost) at the Memorial Hall.  There are 8 plants outstanding, which will be planted when the grass seeding is done in September.  All bar one of the beds has been muched and this final one will be covered over the weekend, once we have planted the hundreds of snowdrops that were donated by different people in the village.

It is super to see the final phase completed ready for the Official Opening on the 25th September, to which everyone is invited.  Again a huge thank you has to go to the Horticultural Society for their massive financial contribution towards the planting and to those individuals and groups that donated the 5 trees.

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Bits & Pieces regarding the Hall

Now the hall is finished, any bits and pieces that were being rehoused during the build can be returned, if you have things like tables, chairs, crockery etc please either drop them into Janet at the Pub or give her a ring on 212.

The landscaping of the hall will be done tomorrow.  The landscaping company, Pople will be out about 8.30am and planting will take much of the day.  It would be greatly appreciated if people could avoid using the car park.

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Ben’s success in Hedge Laying

Ben Chadfield has come 2nd, winning the CPRE Trophy in the Brailsford & District Ploughing Competition.  He achieved this in the hedge laying growth section, having laid the hedge the previous year in the competition.  Well done to Ben.

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Walking down from Minninglow


Thanks to Jamie R for sending in this evocative view.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

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Tissington Ford

Work is ongoing at Tissington Ford. It is due for completion by September 1st. The photos show tarmacing on the hill beyond the ford, as well as some of the ‘new’ stones in place in the ford.

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Diary updates

If you have anything for the diary, that would also benefit from being included in the Parish Magazine, please can you email it into parwich@hotmail.co.uk or directly to Jane, by Monday 23rd August.  Thanks

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What am I?

This has been called Deb’s bug by JF-S; not sure what the story is behind this…..

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Summer weather?

Here are the weekly readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 8th

0.0

1019.8

1021.2

22.1

11.0

Mon 9th

0.4

1016.9

1014.4

20.6

10.5

Tue 10th

0.0

1011.4

1013.7

21.3

10.0

Wed 11th

0.0

1015.4

1017.3

18.7

6.9

Thu 12th

6.7

1016.3

1018.9

17.8

12.2

Fri 13th

1.3

1017.5

1018.5

15.9

10.7

Sat 14th

6.7

1018.1

1018.9

19.3

11.1

Total

15.1

 

Average

19.4

10.4

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Coming up is a week of cooler temperatures and a mix of sunshine and showers, with Tuesday and Thursday looking the worst at the moment.

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What’s on Where this Week

 

What’s on Where this Week

Date Time Event Location
Sun 15th 10am Family Service with Parwich Methodists and St Peter’s Parwich Church
Sun 15th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sat 21st 7.45-8.30am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Alsop
Sun 22nd 9.30am Holy Communion-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sun 22nd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 22nd 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Successful week bowling

PARWICH BOWLS CLUB – Week commencing 10 August 2010.

Tuesday League – Home – Bradwell.

Bradwell are just 20 points behind us in the league. It looked as though we were going to do very well after the first game, but in the end we only won one game to Bradwell’s three.
However, we did not lose indeed we each got 66 points – a draw.
Because of last week’s great win and teams around us this week not doing so well we have moved up to fourth place in the league.

Next match – Away – 17 August – Ashwood Park 6.15 start.

Thursday League.

As mentioned last week we did not have a league match, but played in the Greenaway Charity game at Wirksworth. The Greenaway Workshop is for disabled people.
The turnout was a record with 26 pairs taking part in Wirksworth and 24 pairs in Whitworth Park.
Parwich members have had quite a bit of success over the years and this year was no exception, with Ian Johnston winning the Plate tournament. Ian only joined us this year and although he has played a little ‘flat green’ bowls up until coming to live in Parwich, he had never been on a ‘Crown Green’. A great achievement, many congratulations.
In addition to Ian’s great win the Charity will have well in excess of £1000 to put into their funds.

Next match – Away – Whitworth Park – 19 August.

John B.

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This year’s brood



Again, some great photography from JF-S, it takes time, persistence, patience and skill to get shots like this.

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This week’s stunner

Since we have stopped doing a regular feature on the Ashbourne News Telegraph, they have altered how they put out their e-edition.  You can still see it on-line but you have to subscribe (55p per edition or £20 for a year, click here for more details).  Some of the articles are still posted for free access on their main news page.  And you can always get a paper copy from Janet in the Pub for 55p.

Though we have stopped doing the weekly post it is still our intention to point out any articles of local interest, and there are several photographs of familiar faces in this week’s edition:

  • p. 5 A feature on Ian Pitts metal detecting survey of Parwich and Alsop. (Click here to see the photo of Ian.)
  • p. 5 An article on the Parwich Panoramic Five fell race
  • p. 21 An excellent photo of The A52s performing at the Ashbourne Breast Cancer Walk at Carsington Water.

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Nets for the Football pitch?

Over the summer I have noticed many young people, several fathers and other adults playing football on the football pitch. Unfortunately there is only one tatty net and the other ‘goal’ is just a pile of stones. Could I suggest that perhaps some interested person might like to see if they can be provided with new nets – perhaps through the Parish Council, Wakes Committee or with a Sports Grant? It is great that our village families are so active and it would be good to encourage them.

Patti B

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Water supply interruption

Don’t forget your water supply may be interrupted tonight.

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Church Repairs

Tony & Shaun, (Marshall Builders – 01335 390 552)  have been working on further repairs to the Church.  The old rotten timbers in the aisle have now been replaced with new wood.


Thanks to JF-S for the photos.

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The Horticultural Society is very grateful to Bill Whitfield of Leatherbritches Nursery for kindly judging the baskets at 17 houses. It was good to see such a fine display. Here are the four that Bill considered were the best.

Joint 1st prize – Jack Cundy, Main Street
Joint 1st prize – Ben and Jane Bennett, Croft Avenue
2nd prize – Margaret and Roy Lynam, Rathbone Croft
3rd Prize – Wendy and Larry Birds, Lenscliffe

Michael Hart, P&DHS Secretary

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