Archive for June, 2012

The weather was kind for today’s Odd Fellows procession. There was an excellent turn out too, both from the village and from members of Odd Fellows groups from several other regions. Everyone was made very welcome by the various hosts along the route where refreshments were provided. A very pleasant event indeed!

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Wakes Saturday

To stay up to date with all Wakes activities, keep checking PARWICH.ORG or the Wakes Notice Board on The Green.

This post contains the full programme of the whole week’s events, so that you don’t need to miss anything.

Please email any photos of the week’s activities into and we may use them.


Saturday is the first day of Parwich Wakes week, and there is a full programme of events starting from 9.45am.

9-45am – Odd Fellows Procession (starting at Sycamore Inn)
11amChurch Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)

Odd Fellows Procession continues after the Service

1.15pm – Odd Fellows Dinner in the Memorial Hall.

11am to 4pm – Village Market & Entertainment on The Green

  • Village & outside charity stalls offering a range of activities
  • Face Painting by Lucy Burlinson

6pm – Carnival entrants gather at School steps

6-15pm – Fancy Dress Parade led by the Ilkeston Band
The categories are:


Age Groups


1 to 4 yrs

5 to 7 yrs

8 to 10 yrs

11 to 15 yrs


Pedestrian Groups

Under 10 yrs

10 to 15 yrs


Pedestrian with Animals

All ages



A pedestrian group consists of two or more people and the age of the group is determined by the oldest group member. The prizes are:













7-30pm – Hog Roast & Entertainment

  • The Ilkeston Town Band (until about 8-30pm)
    followed by
  • Chris Houlihan
  • Wesseldine’s Fair 

    For the rest of the week’s events continue reading (more…)

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Ashbourne was really busy with pavements full of people waiting for the Olympic Torch. The lighting of the second torch took place outside the Town Hall.

Martin Handley setting off on the second leg down towards St John’s Street.

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We are writing to you all from Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich to let you know following an Open meeting on Monday 25 June 2012 the sad decision was taken to close Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich from Friday 20 July 2012.

We have placed adverts, asked for donations and held various Open Meetings to try and come up with ideas to keep the Pre–School going but this has been unsuccessful. The main factor is that we do not have enough children to keep us going resulting in our outgoings being far greater than our income.

We would like to thank the people and parents that came to the Open Meetings to try and help us, the members of the local community that have offered help and the blog team for posting all our information on the blog.

Thank you
The Committee of Stepping Stones Pre – School

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The weather again played quite a part in this week’s matches. Thankfully we had our webbed feet on again.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – 26 June – Wirksworth.

The matches with Wirksworth are proving odd. This week we were away, but managed to win on their green. Considering it is one of the biggest greens in the league, no mean feat. To cap it all, we won by a greater margin away than we did last week at home!

We shared the games two each, but – as the saying goes – points mean prizes, and we got more, coming out winners by 70 to 56. As I said last week, although we won our points ‘for’ were low, and indeed we did drop a place in the league. With this again relatively low score, we may fall again. Now down to 7th.

Next match – Away – Matlock Park -3 July 6.30pm.

Thursday League.
Home – Chatsworth – 28 June.

We had to wait for the water on the green to dissipate before we could play; it was like a swimming pool. When we did get started, we really played well. This fixture at Chatsworth at the start of the season was not a good result for us. However, everybody played so well in the this match that we won all three doubles games, coming out on top 63 to 43.

In the six singles we won four out of six, giving us a score of 75 to 36. The overall match total was 138 to Parwich, 79 to Chatsworth, more than making up for the early season defeat.

Next match – Away – Matlock Park – 5 July – 1.45pm.

No Sunday match again this week, as it’s Wakes Week. Make sure you come and see us on Friday night to have a go, as part of the week’s celebrations. Have a good week.

John B.

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School Newsletter 18

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Rain this afternoon

There were some massive rain drops this afternoon during the torrential rain. It would be interesting to know how much rain fell.

Click on the photo to make them even bigger!

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