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Jill L has asked use to put out a request for newspaper again:

I am expecting puppies (at least the dog is!!) in June and as you will remember from the last time I need newspapers. Lots of people seem to read on line now, but if you still get an actual paper they would be very useful. I can collect, just call 353, or they can be left at my door. Should I have too many, I will be sure to recycle them.

Thank you
Jill, tel. 353

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Although outside our area, readers my be interested in this event, that raises money for a service we benefit from, the Mid Derbyshire Association for Mobile Physiotherapy.

SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 2016, 11am – 4pm.

It was twenty years ago that the owners of Culland Hall embarked on creating a memorable garden at their home. Years of dedication have come to fruition to produce an exquisitively painted corner of Derbyshire….walled water gardens edged with cool white allium….hot reds and vibrant oranges ignite the kitchen garden, an old fashioned potager bursting with fruits and vegetables for the kitchen, a woodland walk with an autumnal palette of burnt sienna and ochre, painterley coloured double borders (more…)

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Programme of Events – Saturday 11th June 2016 on Parson’s Croft

Staged in Conjunction with Parwich Parish Council

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL – please let us know you are coming by Tuesday 31st May

2.00 pm Official Welcome

2.15 pm Cutting of the Birthday Cake & Toast to Her majesty the Queen, followed by the National Anthem

There will then be a choice of games & activities including Tennis, Bowls, Turbo Swing Ball, Rounders, and Volleyball

3.30 pm Judging of the Crown Competition by Nina Martin (see below)

The judging will be followed by the presentation of prizes to the winners of each class and to the winners of the Birthday Card Competition (The children at Parwich School have been designing birthday cards for the Queen. The two winning cards will, by June 11th. have been sent “From Parwich Village” to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace).

4.00 pm Continuation of the games.

A BBQ will be provided free of charge, but please bring your own liquid refreshments and any other picnic items.

To help with ordering drinks for the toast and catering needs, if you intend attending please complete the slip posted through your letterbox or e-mail Lucy Maddocks (, or sign up on one of the lists in either the British Legion or the Sycamore – please make sure you do this before 31st May.

9.30 pm Firing of rockets from the summit of Parwich Hill


Design and Make a Crown Competition

We are staging a ‘design a crown’ competition for this event.

Why not have a go?  The prize in each class is a commemorative crown coin.

The three groups are:

  • For children aged 5 and under 5 on June 11th.
  • For children over 5 and 10 and under on June 11th.
  • For anyone over 10 and 15 or under on June 11th.


Thanks are due to:

  • The Staff at Parwich Primary School for their help in staging the Card Competition
  • Parwich Parish Council for their generous financial support and encouragement in staging these celebrations
  • The members of the Carnival & Recreation Committee
  • Catering4Parwich for the very kind donation of the cake and Val Kirkham for help with the refreshments
  • YOU for joining in the fun and coming to support the event.

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Regular visitor to the garden for his top up of cat biscuits.” Photo by Bob W.


Thank you Bob for this cheeky chappie.

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Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday). Please come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed. Make a walk of it with great refreshments to look forward to.

If you take any local photos over the weekend or of the Tea & Cakes on Monday that you would like share with others through the Blog do send them to . (Especially any photos taken in Alsop Church Yard, so we can update the photo in future ‘Tea & Cakes’ posts.)

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