Archive for August, 2013

What’s On Where: September 1st to 8th

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 1st 2pm Flower & Vegetable Show Memorial Hall
Sun 1st 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church
Mon 2nd 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 3rd 6.30pm Matlock Tuesday Bowls League: home vs Matlock GC Bowling Green
Wed 4th open from
8.35am
Autumn Term starts Parwich Primary School
Wed 4th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 5th 9.30am to 12 noon Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 1.15 pm for 1.45pm Matlock Thursday Friendly Bowls League: home vs Bradwell A Bowling Green
Fri 6th 7.45 pm Parwich Film: Les Misérables Memorial Hall
Sun 8th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 8th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 8th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Uggy and Oggy

Paul B is trying his hand at cartoons and asked us to trial one here on the Blog:

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Show tomorrow

Here is the schedule 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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Entry forms are available in the village with the Show Schedule, from the Memorial Hall on the day (please allow enough time to fill it in) or can be printed by clicking on the image below:

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Over 60s September Trip

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help develop a digital media project at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Derbyshire County Council are looking for pioneering individuals, groups and organisations to test out a new approach to sharing access to the museum’s exhibits and artefacts.

The project, called ‘Collections in the Landscape’, is being funded with an £81,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and will enable visitors to walk in the footsteps of archaeologists and geologists to view artefacts in places where they were either made or found.

As visitors stand next to archaeological sites and famous landmarks they will be prompted to use their smart phones or tablets to download extra information such as images of what people in previous centuries would have seen when they visited.

Pilot projects will focus on three areas − Dovedale, Arbor Low stone circle and the town of Buxton itself. Users will be able to interact with these landscapes in exciting new ways such as exploring Arbor Low to see what ancient stone tools were buried below the earth, strolling through Dovedale using the museum’s fossils to reconstruct a shallow sea floor from 350 million years ago or standing in the centre of Buxton to see what traces generations of visitors have left behind – from the Romans to the Beatles.

Now ‘collections ambassadors’ are needed to help the museum test and develop the technology as well as share news in their local communities.

Councillor Ellie Wilcox, our Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Communities said:

“We need local volunteers to help make this exciting project happen. This is a truly unique opportunity to be part of something that will transform the way collections at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery are displayed and experienced.”

Volunteers will be involved in the pilot stage 1 of the project. The results will form part of a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund in May 2014 for an additional £449,000 to fund the project for another three years.

Ellie Wilcox added:

“Although we’re exploring the potential of digital technology, this project will still be rooted in people power. The knowledge and support of the local community will be a key factor in taking the concept of Collections in the Landscape forward.”

As part of the project the museum is also conducting an online visitor survey.

To take part in the survey or to volunteer as a collections ambassador visit http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum (opens in a new window) email citl@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533540.

 

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Season nearly over

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Well I should have known that after a good week last week we came down to earth with a vengeance! We did get back to the old regime of win one, lose one however, the loss was a really good one.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – Hathersage – 27 August.

So having got our best score of the year last week, we managed to collapse in a big way this week. The only consolation I suppose is that our opponents are top of the division and will be promoted so we won’t have to play them next year. That’s positive thinking for you! Edith and Rick did win one game, but our next best team only scored 7! The final result was Hathersage 82 – Parwich 39. It’s probably just as well we only have one match left.

  • LAST match – Home – Matlock Golf Club – 3 September 6.00pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Away – Matlock Park – 29 August.

A couple more matches to go in this league and thankfully we are hanging in there. Our double pairs did us proud only trailing by 47 points to 49 with Ian J and John H winning well 21-7. This gave us a good platform. We did a bit better in the singles winning four out of the six. Our score was 84 out of a possible 90. The final result was Matlock Park 104, Parwich 131. This should keep us about half way in the division.

  • Second to last match- Home – Bradwell – 5 September – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Who are you looking at?

Are you looking at me?

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ARE YOU LOOKING ME?

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Photos by David G (click on each to enlarge it).

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Pilates starts next week

Pilates classes start on the 2nd September 2013

Two mixed ability classes will run on Monday evenings in the Memorial
Hall.

  • First Class 5 pm to 6 pm
  • Second Class 6.15 pm to 7.15pm

All welcome

Please contact me to confirm which class you will be attending.

No classes on 23rd Sept and 28th October. Last Class 16th Dec 2013.

If you would like to do Pilates, but cannot attend the above classes, I
am available for private tuition – either small groups or individually.

Sue P

purvisathome2@aol.com
390373
07599 372190

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Bunting or bust

On the 8th September Robert, Catherine and Anne Bunting will be cycling the 54 miles from London to Brighton in aid of the charity Prostate Cancer Research.

We would like to raise as much money as possible for this great cause, and would really appreciate your support in doing so! If you would like to sponsor us then please use our JustGiving page – any donation would be much appreciated.

Many thanks! Robert, Catherine and Anne

Note. You can also help by sharing this on your Facebook page from the Buntings’ JustGiving page or from the parwich.org Facebook page.

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‘What did you say?’

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September Film

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Please can someone identify my rapidly growing plant? I bought it at the Horticultural Society stall on Open Gardens day as an unnamed small plant in a pot. Since then it has threatened to take over! I think it might be a squash or pumpkin or something from that family.

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Great the good weather continues:

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Photos by David G

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At the pond

Can anyone identify the critters in this photo from John FS?

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Our weatherman says:

Coming to an end of a very good summer, the weather continues to be kind, although there is a distinct feel of the impending change of season. Looking forward this week the forecast looks reasonably good with the dry conditions looking like continuing to the end of the working week.

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Top Secret! DEFRA trial

Parwich.org break World exclusive. Classified Top Secret: DEFRA trial new breed to double milk yield  (more…)

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musicHello Possums

It’s Weedkiller’s Raving Reporter here, coming to you live from the Stockport branch of McDonald’s, where customers and staff are being subjected to bouts of antisocial behaviour from groups of youths loitering around the premises. As a counter measure, the management are playing classical music over the system in an effort to force the trouble makers to move on. This, to some extent, has proved successful, with the majority plaguing the nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet instead. Ah, this chappie is obviously not shifting, I’ll try to communicate at his level: “Yo! My man, slap me five. Is yo’ walking de walk and talking de talk, bro’? Is yo’ cool wid da toons, dude? Does Chopin float yo’ boat boat! Is yo’ in de gang man, and hot wid de chicks? boyOver to yo’ bro’.” “Are you crazy, I happen to be the manager here, and if you will get that microphone out of my face, I’d like to get to work ‘Dude’.”

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Properties for sale or rent

IMPORTANT: These details have been updated elsewhere. Please click here for our most recent property round-up.

Here is the current list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct as at August 25th 2013.

Main StreetSmithy LaneFernlea House
Lilac CottageCreamery LaneChurch Walk
The SquareSmithy CloseRachels Croft, Ballidon

The list will be updated again next month. Until then, you will be able to find it on the INFO page, via the SITE MAP, and in the ELSEWHERE ON PARWICH.ORG section on the right hand side of this page.

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Crash on A515/B5056

There has been a collision on the A515 at the junction with the B5056 by the Bentley Brook Inn. Police are controlling the traffic, and hopefully no one is seriously hurt and it will be cleared quickly. 1-45pm Sunday 25th Aug 2013

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Tea & Cakes in Alsop

Visit this beautiful Norman church.
Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday). Come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.

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Here is the schedule 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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Visit: Cromford Wharf

At Cromford Wharf Yesterday. The canal boat was all ready to go, but the nesting coot in the middle of the boat’s turning circle prevented the boat from going more than a few yards down the canal. Attached a few shots to show the flavour of the place. John FS

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Today and Bank Holiday Monday are good days to visit as the nearby Leawood Pumping Engine will be under full steam.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 25th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 25th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 25th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 26th Bank Holiday Monday
Mon 26th 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Thu 29th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 29th 9.30am to 12 noon Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 29th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Sun 1st 2pm Flower & Vegetable Show Memorial Hall
Sun 1st 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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The Legion will be open from:  

  • 6pm Saturday 24th August (as usual);
  • 4 pm on Sunday 25th August; and
  • from 4 pm on Bank Holiday Monday!

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Not quite Icarus

flying too close to the sun…. errr …. sunflower (photos by David G).

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Bowls Report 23rd Aug ’13

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Only a few matches left in both the leagues we play in. One win and a narrow loss this week.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – Wirksworth – 20 August.

Having lost quite well last week we hoped that in our match this week we could redeem ourselves a little, and boy did we do so. Only once before this year had we managed to win all four games and thereby score the maximum points available. We won all four this week and gain our revenge for our defeat on the Wirksworth green. The result was Parwich 84 –Wirksworth 62. This win should keep us in our halfway position in the division. Only two matches left in this league.

  • Next match – Away – Hathersage – 27 August 6.15pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Home – Hathersage – 22 August – 1.30pm

In our match against Hathersage in May we suffered our worst defeat for a long, long time. We were determined not to suffer a similar defeat on our green and although we lost it was only just. Our new members Tony and Sue played a great game and won convincingly. Unfortunately our other doubles pairs did not do so well. We were 59 to 41 down. In the singles games we won four out of the six and nearly pulled off a really good comeback, but it was not to be. We lost by two points 123 to 125. Not bad considering we lost by in excess of 70 points at Hathersage earlier in the season.

  • Next match Away – Matlock Park – 29 August – 1.45pm.

No more club matches left this year so if you want to see great bowls you will have to come down to Parsons Croft for the last couple of home matches.

John B.

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Sofa for Sale

One two seater sofa left – must go by next Wednesday – £75 buyer collects – please phone 344.

Graham J.

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What’s Ben doing? I think he’s forgotten Tommy’s song. (Caption & photos by David G.)

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Family Sponsored Bike Ride

On the 8th September Robert, Catherine and Anne Bunting will be cycling the 54 miles from London to Brighton in aid of the charity Prostate Cancer Research.

We would like to raise as much money as possible for this great cause, and would really appreciate your support in doing so! If you would like to sponsor us then please use our JustGiving page – any donation would be much appreciated.

Many thanks! Robert, Catherine and Anne

Note. You can also help by sharing this on your Facebook page from the Buntings’ JustGiving page or from the parwich.org Facebook page.

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Toddler group cancelled this week, Thursday 22nd August 2013.

Back to normal next week.

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Pilates classes restart dates

Pilates classes start on the 2nd September 2013

Two mixed ability classes will run on Monday evenings in the Memorial
Hall.

  • First Class 5 pm to 6 pm
  • Second Class 6.15 pm to 7.15pm

All welcome

Please contact me to confirm which class you will be attending.

No classes on 23rd Sept and 28th October. Last Class 16th Dec 2013.

If you would like to do Pilates, but cannot attend the above classes, I
am available for private tuition – either small groups or individually.

Sue P

purvisathome2@aol.com
390373
07599 372190

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‘It’s party time’

Thank you David G for these photos, sent in with the caption “It’s party time, the FUN GUYS are out“.

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(Editor’s Note: David can certainly give Colin S, the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire punner of the year 1986-2003, a run for his money. The Blog Team would strongly discourage the non-culinary use of either punning or fungi to enhance your party.)

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Death of a Former Resident

Our dad Peter Harris who lived in the village for a number of years passed away suddenly at home on August 18th. His funeral is at St Oswalds church Ashbourne on friday 30th august at 10.30am. His wife Caroline and daughters Pennie, Philippa and Katie and Chloe welcome anyone to the church to pay their respects and ask that you wear black and white as a symbol of his love for Derby County

Pennie Bradbury

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Ilam Park Picnic

Illam Park

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Hello Possums,

Unfortunately, as a direct result of the slide in readership of Weedkiller Weekly’s column, the Board have been forced to make economies in staffing levels.

axThe first head to roll is that of Nellie Sykes, our 93 year old tea lady, who we estimate pushed her trolley a grand total of 97,045 miles over the years and now, 5,972 jammy dodgers, 4,235 KitKats, 5,771 custard creams, 4,897 chocolate digestives and God knows how many cups of tea later, it’s time to say goodbye to a tearful Nellie. However, in recognition of her loyal service, we presented her with a lovely knitted tea cosy from the Age Concern charity shop and five pounds worth of premium bonds.

mouseNext in line was our vermin and pest controller, Fred Shufflecock, who has done a sterling job in this specialist field, once single handedly tackling a baby mouse that was terrorizing the girls in the typing pool. Whether it squeaked, scampered, slithered or crawled, Fred was the man for the job. We presented Fed with a monogrammed puffer pack of DDT and a ten pound golden handshake.   (more…)

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Josh S is looking to complete his collection of commemorative Olympic 50 pence coins. These were originally issued in 2010 and 2011, in 29 different designs, each depicting a different Olympic sport.

If you have any of these coins and would like to “double your money”, Josh will pay you £1 for each coin. Or if you have an “uncirculated” coin, i.e. one that is still within its Royal Mail packaging, then he will pay £2 per coin.

You can reach Josh on 727.

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

Summer isn’t over yet with the coming week looking fine and settled and the prospect of temperatures edging up toward next weekend. JFS please send a message to the swallows to delay their impending departure a couple of weeks yet…………….

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Manchester Airport Calling

By one of our Aviation Photographic Team, David G:

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Sierra – Hotel – India – Tango ———— Ooops I think the Ber——- Parwich Triangle has got one of you!

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What’s On Where: August 18th to 25th

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 18th 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sun 18th 10.30am Bowls Round Robin Bowling Green
Sun 18th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Tue 20th 6.30pm Matlock Tuesday Bowls League: home vs Wirksworth Bowling Green
Wed 21st Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 22nd 9.30am to 12 noon Toddler Group
Cancelled this week
Memorial Hall
Thu 22nd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 22nd 1.15 pm for 1.45pm Matlock Thursday Friendly Bowls League: home vs Hathersage A Bowling Green
Fri 23rd TBC Ladies Group: Picnic at Ilam Park and a short guided tour of the grounds TBC
Sun 25th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 25th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 25th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Visit: ?

As part of our holiday-time August ‘Visit’ series, let us know any places in the Peak District you enjoy going to. So far we have included Lathkill Dale and Parsley Hay, but where would you recommend, either add comments to any of the Visit posts or email your photographs to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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