Archive for April, 2011

Two little princesses cut the cake

The following photos from JF-S show the memorable day unfolding.

The sentries lining the route                 The confetti on the ground

Royally decorated

The early birds got the best seats, but soon the Hall was packed

The first live screening of events on the big screen at the Memorial Hall via the new satellite dish

Lots more photos – click to enlarge (more…)

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May’s Film Night

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Today’s ‘This is Derbyshire’ & the ‘Derby Telegraph’  feature an article on Major Ben Ingham.  Senior reporter, Martin Naylor saw the orginal articles on PARWICH.ORG and followed up a report for the newspaper.

Taliban-fighting major who misses the clean air of home
A SOLDIER from Derbyshire has told of his “challenging, stressful but rewarding” role fighting the Taliban.

Major Ben Ingham has been keeping his family and friends up to date with his exploits in war-torn Afghanistan by sending regular emails and photos to his village’s website.

In his online dispatches to, he tells how he is working at NATO headquarters in the capital Kabul.

The exact nature of the 37-year-old’s role is secret but his reports offer a fascinating insight into a soldier’s life in Afghanistan.

Click here to read the full report.

If you missed reading the orginal posts on the blog click on the links below.
A message to Parwich from Afganistan.
Another message from Afganistan – No2
Message from Afganistan – No3

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Royal wedding fireworks

Please click to enlarge.

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Prosurv scoop Award

Congratulations to Prosurv for winning The Sentinel Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Stafford University.  Chris Price, one of  Prosurv’s directors was the very dedicated Project Manager for the Memorial Hall Project.

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To all tennis players (past, present and future!)

The tennis season is about to start in Parwich
with our first social event of the year
on Sunday 8th May 2011

If you are over 11 years old and can play tennis on a full size tennis court then this is your chance to come and take part in the opening social tennis event of Parwich Tennis Club’s Summer season. There will be lots of games for all and a handicap system to give everyone a chance of winning!

*Register on the day – £1 entry fee
* Be at Parwich Tennis Courts by 1pm
* Play will commence at 1.15 pm
* Finish around 5.30pm with refreshments and presentation of the trophies
* Players to bring a plate of food (call Tracey on 231 for suggestions)

Dust off your tennis shoes, search out your racquet and come and join us, you dont need to be a member to take part!

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Anyone for milk?

Poppy has gone out to grass and her milk yield has increased. Is there anyone who would like to try some raw Jersey milk? I call into the village every day to deliver milk to a group of stalwart Poppy milk drinkers but if anyone else would like to try it, please contact me on 01629 540320 or email the blog team. This is free – better than pouring the excess down the drain! Fiona

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