Archive for February, 2014

School PTA – Coffee Afternoon

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Delia at Wedding Fair

Parwich’s Delia Pegg is showcasing some of her latest  floral wedding designs at a Wedding Fair at the Bentley Brook Hotel on Saturday 1 March 1.00 – 5.00 pm. There will be many other exhibitors and furher information is available from the Bentley Brook 01335 350278

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Alien Invasion Landing Site

Farmer annoyed by repeated circular burn marks in his field. Repeat flying saucer landings suspected?

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Photo by … … Yes you’ve guessed it … … David G.

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Lent Lunches 2014

The ever successful Lent Lunches are now organised for 2014, do note the dates as they are always very enjoyable social occasions, and for a good cause.

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Monsdale Lane Blocked

Thank you to Delia for letting us know that another tree has fallen blocking Monsdale Lane just before the cuckoo gate.

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Oil Order Required?

I am planning to buy a tank full of oil in the next few weeks. Is anyone interested in joining me for a bulk buy?

Martin C

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Lewis Noble is running a series of two day drawing and painting workshops at the St. John Street Gallery in Ashbourne. The dates for the first two are:

  • 10-11 March, 9.30am – 4pm
  • 12-13 May, 9.30am – 4pm

The workshops include drawing and sketching out in the Derbyshire landscape, followed by studio work back at the gallery. The short courses are suitable for all abilities and are designed to provide a solid working practice that will help you to develop as an artist.

Cost: £125 for two days (including lunches, teas & coffees)

Please contact Lewis or the gallery (01335 347425, info@sjsg.co.uk) for more information.

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Duck Race 2014

Duck race 2014

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Paul B’s Weedkiller Weekly #66

Hello Possums.

goldAs the controversial argument in favour of an independent Scotland gains momentum, ya see that, canny wee Gordon Broon is attempting to allay fears that north of the border retirees would not be eligible for a British state pension, by guaranteeing that there will be sufficient funds available, with his proposed sell off of Scotland’s Gold reserves.

Opportunist thieves have stolen £40.000 worth of Lego during the night, from a broken down lorry in Elland, West Yorkshire. A Police legospokesman told us that, once apprehended and convicted, the culprits could expect a lengthy stretch in Bricks-ton nick.

Religious pilgrims are flocking to the “Yum Yum Fried Chicken Shack” in Kingston, Jamaica, after an astonished chef discover an incredible likeness of the Virgin Mary, that had formed in the pancooling dripping of a deep fat fryer. On viewing the image, the local priest said “Well bless my soul, de Lard moves in mysterious ways”.

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Parwich Council Cleaner Needed

Parwich Parish Council is looking for someone to clean the toilets at Parsons Croft. They need to be cleaned once a week between April 1st and October 31st 2014.
 
This work could be suitable for
• A volunteer/s
• Self Employed/Contract basis with invoices sent to the Council to a sum of £10 per clean per week plus reimbursement for cleaning materials on production of receipts.
 
If you are interested please contact Caroline Healy, Chair of Parwich Parish Council, Hallcliffe, Parwich, Tel 390378 for full details.
 
There will be a one month probationary period.
 
Parwich Parish Council.

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Have your say on building design advice in the Peak District National Park

People are being asked their views on planning guidance for alterations and extensions to houses and on the design of shop fronts in the national park.

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting members of the public and other stakeholders, such as local businesses, parish councils, planning agents, interest groups, statutory bodies, conservation organisations, to comment on two new design documents:

• Alterations and Extensions is detailed design guidance for householders and developers. It sets out the Authority’s approach to dealing with changes to doors, windows, rooflights and parking, as well as additions such as porches, garages and conservatories. (more…)

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Pilates for the Over 60’s

We are delighted to announce that the Pilates for over 60’s will start again in March with the support of Parwich Fit 4 All. The class will be taught by Sue Purvis and will start on Monday 10th March 2-3pm, in Parwich Memorial Hall, cost £6 per session paid on a weekly basis.
Pilates can help people to become stronger and more flexible, and improve balance, posture, gait and breathing. This class will be devised around exercises that can be done sitting on a chair and will be tailored to suit people’s individual needs.
Anyone interested in joining the class or finding out more please contact Sue on 373.”

Many thanks
Glynis Drummond
Chair
Parwich Fit 4 All

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Lesser Celandine in Monsdale Lane

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David G continues to hunt out the first signs of Spring, and everyone likes to see a happy face … … …

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WW1 Anniversary Project

Parwich and District History Society is keen to undertake a project about Parwich in the period of the First World War. We are hoping that this will be a community project with as many people involved as possible. We are also hoping to link in with other groups in the village which are interested in a particular aspect. Maybe other groups might want to pick up an idea to work on or maybe individuals would like to be involved in some of the ideas we have thought about.

  • The two main areas of work are firstly to speak to elderly people in the village to find out what stories they may have heard about Parwich during the war years. Not just about those who went to war but also about those left behind. Maybe they have some items of memorabilia from the period and possibly photographs?
  • The second area of work is to read the local papers from the period and pick up all references to Parwich. This can be done at Ashbourne Library where the Ashbourne News is on microfilm. This isn’t particularly easy to read and the History Society is contemplating trips to Swadlincote where original newspapers can be accessed. This is going to be labour intensive so as many volunteers as readers would be welcome and we could car share.

We have come up with a list of possible areas for inclusion in the project. This is by no means prescriptive nor exhaustive. All ideas are welcome! These are our thoughts:

  • The Rathbone Convalescent Home – what role did it play?
  • Farms –how many horses went, what were the reserved occupations on the farms?
  • Were there other reserved occupations?
  • School- records – can they shed light on life for the children in this period?
  • Were people knitting and organising local collections for the war effort?
  • What celebrations were there at the end?
  • Erection of war memorial – who isn’t on it? What % is this is the total?
  • What was the impact of deaths on the community, especially if all at the same time (most seem to have been in same regiment)?
  • Who came back?
  • Those that came back – how did they adapt?
  • Food – did diets change, were there restrictions?
  • Fashion – any implications?
  • Who did the jobs of those who went?
  • Did they sign up or were they conscripted?

If you have any thoughts about the project, would like to be involved or your group/society are planning to commemorate WW1, please either make a comment or contact Fiona on 191, Peter T on 287 or Ian P on 362.

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Properties for sale or rent

IMPORTANT: These details have been updated elsewhere – please click here for our latest property round up.

Here is the current list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct as at February 24th 2014.

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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Public meeting

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Caption suggestions?

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Photo by David G. Do add any caption suggestions as comments below.

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

There are definitely signs of early Spring in the air – curlews, noticeably lighter nights, lots of birdsong, and the temperatures are generally improving (see week averages). It was even a bit drier this week.

The unsettled weather pattern persists into the coming week, with rain or wintry showers never far away. Nothing too dramatic on the horizon though…….

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School Drop Off Policy

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New at Leatherbritches

Leatherbritches spring 2014

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More follow

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First the scout, then more follow (photo by David G).

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 23rd 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 23rd 2.30pm Methodist Service
Service cancelled this week
Parwich Church
Mon 24th School resumes after half-term School
Mon 24th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 24th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 25th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Tue 25th 7.30pm Parish Council Public Meeting re. flood risk management Memorial Hall
Tue 25th No Badminton this evening
(open meeting in Hall)
Memorial Hall
Wed 26th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 26th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 9.00 to 11.30am Toddlers’ Group Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sun 2nd No Services today Parwich &
Alsop Churches

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tasha and the teapots 22Feb14

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This afternoon at the Legion

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Cameras at the Ready

The Horticultural Society is giving advance notice of this year’s show which will take place on 7 September. This will give everyone plenty of time to bear in mind the subjects for the photography competition. The photographs must be taken within the local vicinity and are:

  • Shadows
  • Gateway/doorway
  • Down on the Farm.

Good luck!

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Encore Reuse is a furniture recycling charity based in Ashbourne and they are in need of your good quality unwanted furniture, electrical’s and bric-a-brac. They take:

  • sofa’s, armchairs & beds (must have fire safety labels attached)
  • wardrobes
  • tables & chairs
  • bookcases
  • TV stands
  • display units
  • office furniture
  • garden furniture
  • bedside cabinets
  • bureaus
  • chest of drawers & dressing tables
  • books
  • utensils, crockery & glassware
  • pictures & decorative housewares
  • working electrical items ( PAT tests are carried out on site)

How do I donate items?

You can either drop them off at Henmore Trading Estate Warehouse on Mayfield Road, Ashbourne (Mon-Fri 9.00-4.30 or Sat 9.00-2:30) or arrange free collection of larger items by telephoning Encore Reuse on 01335 300907.

You can also visit Encore Reuse or their adjoining upcycling shop Vintage Green to view/purchase their low cost furniture.

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Parish Council Public Meeting

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Parwich Primary School are collecting used stamps, Nestlé box tops and Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. If you have any of these please drop them off at the School.

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First Scout of Spring?

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David G spotted this first scout of Spring, but is worried it seems only to have one leg.

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Alan Wood with the Arctic Star

Alan Wood is awarded the Arctic Star

Massive congratulations to Alan Wood who after nearly 70 years has now received the Arctic Star to acknowledge the vital role he, and many like him, played in World War Two.

The medal is awarded for any length of service above the Arctic Circle by members of the British armed forces and the merchant navy. Alan served in the merchant navy during World War Two on board the S.S. Fort Yukon in the Arctic convoys to Murmansk, Russia.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph included a quote from Alan:

I was only 17 when I joined the merchant navy in 1944. I spent three months on a training course for Lifeboat and Seamanship on the T.S. Vindicatrix, in Sharpness, Gloucestershire.

After this I joined the S.S. Demeatation in Grangemouth on the Forth, and we proceeded to London to take troops and supplies to the Normandy beaches.

On the second trip to the beaches, the ship was damaged by an inland shore battery with a number of casualties. We returned to North Shields for repairs.

The next ship I was on was the S.S. Fort Yukon, which was loaded with supplies bound for Murmansk, Russia. We went from Manchester up the Clyde, where we met with other vessels and formed a convoy.

I can tell you it was bitterly cold in the Arctic Circle, but I wasn’t frightened by it, I didn’t really feel it. After discharging the cargo in Murmansk we loaded the ship with phosphate bound for London.

Whilst we were sheltering in the north of Scotland overnight we heard that peace had been declared. My next trip as on the S.S. Llandaff, which went empty from Newport, Wales to Philadelphia to fetch supplies for American forces in the Pacific, but then the atomic bomb was dropped and the Japanese surrendered. So we boarded coal in Philadelphia for northern Norway instead.

I’m delighted to have been given this medal, but it’s a shame it took so long because many of my colleagues and friends who were also involved have long since died.”

 

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Mystery Night Time Phone Calls

A number of people on the local exchange received a mystery phone call in the early hours of this morning. At approximately 2.20am their phones rang until answered, but they then were greeted with approximately 20 seconds of silence before the line went dead.

1471 responded with ‘we do not have the caller’s number’. So far we are aware of six local numbers involved (the numbers are not consecutive, the last three digits ranging from the 200s to the 600s). Interesting that all seemed to be rung around the same time. Any answers to this mystery?

Updated 3.15pm: although not every one got this night time call, a significant proportion of Parwich seemed to have been woken.

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Paul B’s Weedkiller Weekly #65

Hello Possums,

Well, what a cruel twist of fate for the Labour party, as the intrepid Ed Millipede donned his brand new Pound Shop wellies, and, assuming his ‘I am most concerned expression‘, waded out into the swirling flood waters to experience the misery of thousands for himself. Alas, as Ed prepared for the photo shoot, he disappeared from bootssight under the water. Despite a combined rescue effort by the emergency services, the search had to be abandoned after five minutes due to the treacherous conditions.

Puerto Rico: Mourners, attending the wake of a murdered middleweight boxer at a local funeral home, were taken aback to see him posed upright in the corner of a makeshift boxing ring, wearing a yellow hood, sun glasses and his signature blue gloves. His grieving mother sobbed, as she told Weedkiller’s Raving boxerReporter that her son was shot dead by hoodlums, and this was his final wish. Wiping away the tears, she said “It’s terribly sad, but it is so nice to see him on his feet for a change“.

MissPiggySocial circles are abuzz with rumours that Miss Piggy is on the verge of trotting up the matrimonial path. Weedkiller’s Social Correspondent asked Miss Piggy if Kermit the frog was the lucky man.

WHAT! are you crazy” she squealed “Do you think for one minute that I would marry that Muppet“.

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Reed Bunting Return

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Photos by David G. Click on photos to enlarge. (more…)

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Cottage to Let

To let stone cottage, two bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, in very nice location near the church.

Log burner in lounge,  nice oak fitted kitchen. Bathroom with bath and over bath shower.
Off road parking.
The cottage would ideally suit a young couple or single
professional person. Available now. No pets

Very reasonable rent on a monthly basis. Tel: 01335390360 or 07971166158

Terry P.

 

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Tumble Dryer for Sale

For sale – one second hand tumble dryer:

  • Siemens WT2100

£15 (collection).

Please contact Judith on 390712

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Happy Birthday to Mike A

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And don’t forget – Tasha and the Teapots will be playing in the evening….

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As previously advertised, a vacancy has arisen for a parish councillor on Parwivch Parish Council.  The parish council has now been instructed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that an election has not been called for. 

Are you interested in serving your local community?  If so, there is now a perfect opportunity for you to join the Parish Council.  There are currently six parish councillors and the Parish Council now needs to co-opt one more person to fill the remaining vacant post to bring the council up to its maximum of seven councillors.

Click here for full details.

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