Archive for December, 2010

Yes, it’s time for Part Four of the fabulous fun quiz that everybody is talking about (even if almost nobody is answering)! This time round, we shall be testing your knowledge on village events between August and September. If you know any of the answers, don’t be shy!

31. Two new classes were added to this year’s Horticultural Society show, with entrance restricted to gentlemen only. What were they?

32. Who were the joint winners of this year’s hanging basket competition?

33. “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.” What event was being described here?

34. What was returned to the village from Loughborough at the end of August, in a much improved condition?

35. Which American based “single name family history society” was given a guided tour of the village by the Local History Society, followed by supper at the pub?

36. Colin Beesley won the first annual photographic competition at the Horticultural Show. What did his winning photograph depict?

37. At what event was this photo taken?

38. What was the first film to be screened in our new Memorial Hall?

39. The mascot of which regiment (as pictured below) attended the official opening of the new Memorial Hall?

40. What do Thomas Hardley, Clarissa Claridge and Barbara Heartland have in common?

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Walk in centre NEW St Oswald’s hospital – open over bank holiday

In case you need GP-type assistance over the bank holiday, the walk-in centre is open at the new St Oswald’s Hospital on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 1st-3rd January 9am-1.00pm. You do not need to phone ahead, JUST TURN UP.  The centre is run by a nurse practitioner and she can prescribe drugs should this be necessary, eg antibiotics for chest infections.

In the case of a medical emergency please continue to use the 999 service.

This walk in centre is also open during these hours on Sat and Sun mornings and Bank Holidays throughout the year – again JUST TURN UP.

Thank you to Jean & Martin for this information.

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Islands of mist over Hartington


Click to enlarge and really appreciate JF-S’s photo.

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Lost Ring

Debbie W has sent us the following message:

Hi all,
I’ve lost a ring, I now think it may have happened on Christmas Eve either on my way, during or on my way home from midnight mass.

It is very distinctive: hammered silver with a brass ring around it. I’d love to get it back, so if people could keep their eyes peeled for it, I’d be very grateful.

Debbie 568

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Today’s ten questions are all about events which took place between June and August.

21. Who paraded round Parwich in a yellow submarine?

22. What do Lady Bird, Knight, Del Boy Dale and Vicky Pollard have in common?

23. Who won the Harley Lowndes Cup this year?

24. Who won the Strongest Man competition?

25. The Sycamore put on a barbeque in July, with the added attraction of a live singer (who also performed at the Legion this year). What was the singer’s name?

26. Why did Eric Hill, Jill Hughes and Martin Hughes visit Parwich?

27. Where might you have found a “Square Robin”?

28. How much money was raised by the school’s Teddy Bears Picnic?

29. What object was found and returned to its owners, after being lost for between 25 and 30 years?

30. Who was the fastest local male in this year’s Parwich Panoramic Five? And who was the fastest local female?

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“End of an era for Don”

Just in case you missed it in the printed version, here’s a link to the Ashbourne News Telegraph’s recent feature on former Parwich publican Don Keyworth, who recently announced his retirement from performing as a country singer.

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In Part Two of our 2010 quiz, we look back at events in our area between April and June. If you know any of the answers, please leave them in the comments.

11. On what occasion was this photo taken?

12. Why were Parwich Stepping Stones celebrating in April?

13. On what occasion was this photo taken?

14. The General Election took place in June. In which place did Parwichians cast their votes?

15. In the General Election, which party polled the lowest number of votes in our constituency of Derbyshire Dales?
a) The Green Party
b) The Humanity Party
c) The Monster Raving Loony Party

16. What re-opened on Friday May 28th, to the great relief of most villagers?

17. What was the first event to take place in the new Memorial Hall, on Wednesday June 9th?

18. Who played against England in the first World Cup match to be screened at the Legion, on Saturday June 12th?

19. Which Parwich garden is featured in this photo, which was taken on the afternoon of Open Gardens Day?

20. On what occasion was this photo taken?

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