Archive for September, 2012

Our “Weatherman in the Village” writes:

As many PARWICH.ORG readers will know, one of the many things Mike Goulden will be remembered for was his weekly contribution to the blog, from “The Weatherman on the Hill”. His diligent recording of the weekly weather statistics and his insightful forecasts were a regular feature for many years, and they will be sadly missed.

As my own small tribute to his contribution, I will to try to continue that tradition, albeit from a slightly different (maybe more benign) location in the centre of the village. I can’t promise to be as punctual and regular as Mike was, but I will aim for a weekly posting.

So, this week sees the first report from “The Weatherman in the Village”. As Mike did, I will try to post weekly statistics, along with a short commentary on the past week and the prospects for the coming period. Please be aware that these observations are from my own instruments (the same ones which give you live data at and although I will make every effort to ensure they are accurate, I can only say any forward looking statements are my own subjective views. I think on balance it will be good to maintain an anonymity in this, as I can see any invitations to barbecues in the future evaporating fast, if you all really knew who it was who had such little insight into the weather!

So, down to business. As you will see, Parwich wasn’t immune from the torrential downpours earlier in the week, but apart from that, temperatures are pretty near seasonal norms. The coming week looks unremarkable for early October, with near seasonal normal temperatures, and a mixture of showers, a little cloud break and wind, with perhaps more rain on Wednesday/Thursday. Continuing unsettled.

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October Film Night

Apologies to all of you who came… owing to last month’s technical hitch, we will be presenting the film again.

Full details: (more…)

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Tickets £12/£6 (children) from Natural Choice, or by phone on 01335 342114 or

See the website for further details:

Biography of Robert Markham: (more…)

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th 10am Let there be Light
Harvest Special
Fitzherbert School
Fenny Bentley
Sun 30th 4pm Unveiling by Betty Stone of Hayley Powell’s statue Memorial Hall garden
Sun 30th 5pm Talk by Christine Gregory: White Peak wildlife photographer Memorial Hall
Sun 30th 6pm Live music: Hazel B & Don Keyworth Memorial Hall
Mon 1st 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Tue 2nd 2pm PTA Meeting School
Wed 3rd
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 5th …7.15pm Blue Box Collection Parwich
Sun 7th 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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A website for Hartington Surgery

The website for Hartington Surgery – – is worth bookmarking, as it contains reliable, up to date information for the practice.

Note also that appointments can now be booked online, as well as repeat prescriptions. For both of these services, you will need to register for Patient Access, using a PIN and an Access ID. To obtain your PIN and Access ID, you will first need to contact the surgery.

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The Druid Closes

We went over to Birchover on Friday night and discovered that the Druid has gone out of business, permanently so the locals say. Having said that, it wouldn’t surprise me if the chef was now at the Red Lion: nestled among the regular fish and chips’s etc on the menu is now such things as pan-fried pigeon, with black pudding and prosciutto. And delicious it was, especially at prices less than £8!



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Here are the approximate times for Sunday’s celebrations (they may alter slightly on the day) in the Memorial Hall:

  • 4 to 8pm Exhibition of drawings by Children of Parwich Primary School
  • 4pm Arrive for Tea, Cake and Scones donated by Catering4Parwich to music by Hazel B
  • 4-30pm Unveiling of Hayley Powell’s sculptureThe Dance of Life” by Mrs Betty Stone

Everyone is welcome to all or part of the Party, no charge!

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