Archive for July, 2013

Parwich Panoramic Five

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Early morning in Church Walk

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The conversation on the chimney has moved to the Church. Do suggest what these observers of Parwich life might be saying now.

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Stay still

“Stay still, and he’ll think I am a log.”

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Photos by David G

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Hello Possums,

Well, obviously, the week’s news is dominated by the much awaited birth of Prince George; Weedkiller’s Royal correspondent tells us that Auntie Pippa is already planning her Nephew’s first skiing lesson on the nursery slopes at Cloisters. royal babyThere will be a special section in Waitroses’ magazine on Royal baby food, and Pippa has promised that every child, born on the same day as the Prince, will receive a signed copy of her book, ‘Celebrate’. But hurry as there are only half a million copies left.

The Parwich photographers fraternity have gone into overdrive recently with some very impressive snaps. owlOur very own David G camped out for three nights, in a camouflaged hide, to bag a photo of an owl that was cleverly concealed in the foliage of a tree. Good show old boy.

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As John FS’s reputation as the paparazzi of the ‘bird world’ grows, would-be celebrities are unabashed in their attempts to get in front of his camera. (I blame ‘Big Brother’ myself.)

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Weather Stats: 21st to 27th July

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

This week looks like the current pattern continuing – warm with heavy showers.

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Magpie Mine Visit

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Click on links below for more information on the Magpie Mine:

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 10.30am Bowls Square Robin Bowling Green
Sun 28th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 29th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Tue 30th 6.30pm Matlock Tuesday Bowls League: home vs Ashwood Park B Bowling Green
Wed 31st Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 1st 9.30am to 12 noon Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 1st 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 1st 1.15 pm for 1.45pm Matlock Thursday Friendly Bowls League: home vs Chatsworth B Bowling Green
Fri 2nd Y-Not Festival: Day 1 Pikehall
Sat 3rd Y-Not Festival: Day 2 Pikehall
Sun 4th Y-Not Festival: Day 3 Pikehall
Sun 4th 2pm Bowls Friendly vs Ashbourne Bowling Green
Sun 4th 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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Now is the time to start pondering your entries for the 62nd Annual Parwich Flower & Vegetable Show organized by Parwich & District Horticultural Society. Click on the image below to see the classes.

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

We appear to be in a bit of a loop in terms of winning and losing. This week we lost both our matches, last week we won both. The week before we lost both. What price two wins next week?

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – Whitworth Park – 23 July.

Although we lost we gave a good account of ourselves at Whitworth. We managed to win three out of the four games, however in the one we lost, we lost with a vengeance. Dot and Dawn played like demons and Harry and Val came back to achieve a cracking win. The final score was Whitworth 69, Parwich 65 almost a reversal of the score on our green. Next week we entertain Ashwood Park, Buxton who we always seem to struggle against. Let’s hope we can follow our loss week with a win.

  • Next match – Home – Ashwood Park – 30 July 6.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Away – Wirksworth – 25 July.

We tried really hard this week. Although we lost the doubles two games to one our scores were good. Clara and Dot came from 13-1 down to win 21-19, what a come back. The final result of the doubles was Wirksworth 61, Parwich 50. In the singles we shared the games three each. Unfortunately our opponents won more points than us scoring 63 to our 61. One great result, however was Tony A who, in only his third game in the league, won 15-12. What a find for us. The final score was Wirksworth 124, Parwich 111.

  • Next match – Home – Chatsworth – 1 August – 1.45pm.

A good time was had by all on Sunday last week. This week we are playing a club competition, Square Robin. The competition starts at 10.00 Sunday morning. Meander down and have a look.

John B.

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Puzzled?

Puzzled – can anyone enlighten me?

I came across a couple of, what I presume are, clusters of eggs in the garden soil and wondered what these are?

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The size of the round (eggs) is approx. 1 – 3 mm, the diameter of the cylindrical cluster is approx. 15-20 mm, the colours are yellow (pale mustard) with a few blue (almost cobalt).
They look like sections of baby sweetcorn without the central core.

I am intrigued to know what this is – can anyone tell me?

Saskia

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Photos by David G

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Photo by John F-S.

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Missing Kitten

Has anyone seen a stripey female tabby kitten 9 weeks old gone missing from Foufinside Farm, Parwich on Monday morning 22nd July? Last seen on the Caravan site. She normally does not leave the house. If found please contact Phyllis on 390 228.

Thank you. Phyllis G

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Women’s Cycling Group

Female focus for District Council bike riding initiative

Three fabulous Derbyshire Dales locations are now hosting a new cycling initiative that focuses on women.

Following the launch in June at Carsington Water of the first in a series of women-only bike rides on safe trails led by a trained leader, the initiative has moved up a gear with new rides on the Monsal and Tissington Trails.

Suitable for beginners, the scheme is being organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council with partners British Cycling, Carsington Sports & Leisure, Monsal Trail Cycle Hire and the Peak District National Park Authority.

Local women can select their location every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 11am. On Mondays, riders meet at Hassop Station; on Tuesdays it’s Carsington Water and on Wednesdays, the starting point for the Tissington Trail is Ashbourne Cycle Hire.

Small children are welcome and it’s just £6 to hire an adult bike and free to use your own. Trailers and child seats are also available to hire and booking is essential on 01629 540478 or email enquiries@carsingtonwater.com for Carsington, and by calling the District Council’s Youth Sports Development Officer Marie Widerman for the Monsal and Tissington Trails on 01629 761380 or email marie.widerman@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Chairman of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Jennifer Bower said: “I’ve already tried the Carsington ride myself and had a great time. The District Council works hard to promote safe and healthy communities and these rides are a terrific way of getting more people active – and meeting new people – in a really enjoyable way.”

More information is available online at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/cycling.

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We’ve got lots happening in Derbyshire this summer to keep children of all ages busy and entertained during the school holidays. Click on the link for more inforamtion

http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news_events/news-updates/2013/july/news_items/schools_out_for_summer_let_the_fun_begin.asp

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Best wishes to Hugh and Fanny Gibson as they leave their house in Parwich. For many years they have quietly supported so much in the Village: the Church, the old Shop, various Societies, Wakes, but also much more.

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Hello Possums,

babyHallelujah, the much anticipated Royal birth has finally taken place, ending weeks of speculation. Daphne and Trevor Royal of Buttercup Farm, Tintwistle, Yorkshire have become the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl. Many congratulations to them.

During the current heatwave, R.S.P.C.T.B. Officers from Cubley were alerted to a vehicle parked off the Green in Parwich, when a passerby spotted a number of teddy bears inside in teddySteiff-ling conditions obviously suffering from heat exhaustion. Inspector Rupert Grizzly told Weedkiller’s roving reporter, ”It was no picnic rescuing these bears”, which are now being cared for at the Merrythought rescue center in Paddington.

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

After the cooler weekend, the warmth looks like returning tomorrow (Monday), but with increasing humidity and the risk of showers and possibly thunderstorms into the coming week.

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Flourishing Vegetables

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Don’t forget that the Annual Parwich Flower & Vegetable Show is to take place on Sunday 1st September.

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The Angel of the … Peak

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Photo by David G

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 21st 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sun 21st 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 21st 1.30pm to 5.30pm Winster Open Gardens Winster
Sun 21st 2pm Pikehall Harness Racing Pikehall
Sun 21st 2pm Bowls Friendly vs Hazelwood Bowling Green
Mon 22nd End of School Term Parwich School
Wed 24th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 24th 1pm Ladies Group: Trip to Red House Carriage Museum, Matlock from Village Green
Thu 25th 9.30am to 12 noon Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 10.30am Bowls Square Robin Bowling Green
Sun 28th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Hen coop urgently wanted!

Wanted, one small chicken coop. One I was buying tomorrow just fallen through and three chucks are arriving next week to no home!

Cheers,
Jon 390632

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Cleaner Wanted

Cleaner wanted on a permanent basis, 3 hours per week. If you are interested please contact Carolyn G on 390780

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There has been an area of subsidence in Main Street by the entrance to the Memorial Hall (sorry it is not very obvious in the photo), possibly along the line of the stream in a culvet under the road. The Parish Council has informed Highways about this:

Please would you put a notice on the blog to say that the hole that has just appeared outside the Memorial Hall has been reported to the Council

Many thanks
Caroline Healy

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For Sale

Items for sale:

  • Otter water feature £50
  • Large chest freezer, 14 cu.ft. Old but in excellent working order. £50

Viewing welcome.

Sue/Tony 390724

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redhouse stables

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Live Music Tonight

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We get a lot of information and press releases from the County and District Councils and the Peak Park Authority. Many are not of specific interest to our immediate area or are too general for parwich.org. However today there are few that may be of tangential interest to some of our readers, not enough to warrant separate posts, but perhaps worth a brief listing here:

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School Newsletter #21

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Click on an image to download the Newsletter as a pdf.

Best wishes to the leavers at their next School, and have a great Summer holiday to all for the Blog Team here at parwich.org.

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Parwich Toddler Group will continue to meet at the Memorial Hall throughout the summer holidays, from 9.30 to 12.00 on Thursdays.

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Heroics on the Bowling Green

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Now I know I give the impression that bowlers are a hardy lot, but having to put up with the weather we have had for the past week has been nothing short of heroic. Putting up with all this sunshine and winning matches too, what a team.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – Bakewell – 16 July.

Thankfully Bakewell are not having a very good season this year. They are struggling down near the bottom of the league, and their form against us did not improve in this match. We even managed to win three of the four games, and without our Edith, who unfortunately had hurt her leg and was unable to play. Anyway the night was hot and steamy, and the bowls was good as well. We came out on top 73 points to 67. We have been slowly creeping up the division, but I’m not sure if this will lift us up from our current sixth place.

  • Next match – Away – Whitworth Park – 23 July 6.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Home – Baslow – 18 July.

We had beaten Baslow on their green in the first half of the season and on a stonker of an afternoon we played them on our green. On very hot days some people ride bikes up mountains, we go one better and play bowls! Once again we struggled a bit in the doubles winning only one of the three, but our two new members played for only the second time in the league and they both made a great impact. Well done Tony and Sue.

The singles brought us a bit better results winning five out of the six games. We achieved 85 out of a possible 90 points. The final score was Parwich 131, Baslow 101. This should keep us in the top half of the league.

  • Next match – Away – Wirksworth – 25 July – 1.45pm.

Our friendly match against Ashbourne Park last Sunday was really enjoyable and we are having another one against Hazelwood this Sunday. It should be another good afternoon. Come down to Parsons Croft and support our regular crowd, Ron T. We start at 2.00pm.

John B.

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What are they saying?

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Add your suggestions for the above conversation in a comments box below. (Photos by David G.)

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How to keep cool!

One little chap has found an excellent way of keeping cool. How have you managed?

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Photos by John F-S

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Weather Website Malfunction

The Parwich on-line weather station seems to have stopped automatically updating itself. Our Weatherman in the village says:

Typical isn’t it – whenever you get extreme weather, the weather web-site goes down. So for all of you on tenterhooks wondering whether we would record a record temperature today, I can tell you that we recorded 32.3 Celsius at 17:00 today in the middle of Parwich – I think that’s a record for my station.

Editor’s note: Of course, having not worked all day, as soon as we post this it has started working again. You got it sorted out very quickly Mr Weatherman-in-the-Village as it is not long since your car pulled in from work, well done.

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The taming of the … At last!

At last some local wildlife without wings or feathers, no offence intended John.
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Photo by David G

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