Archive for May, 2017

June Film Show


A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.


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Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

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Open Gardens 2017

Open Gardens 2017 Flyer Poster £1 pdhs members

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Two Feet Apart

A little later than planned but finally I’ve managed to catch up with my news from the garden. The sickening events in Manchester last week left me with little enthusiasm for writing garden trivia and it’s taken a while to get back into the mood.

A few weeks back Mrs. Monty and I visited the garden of Tilford House in Hognaston which was open as part of the National Gardens Scheme. The owners, appropriately named Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (I kid you not) have created a wonderful streamside garden of woodland, wildlife and pond areas. A good example of a garden style where weeds are tolerated and even enhance the overall environment. We’re already looking forward to our next garden visit to Culland Hall on the 18th June which has a great plant sale with many specialist nurseries in attendance (be warned, cash only)

One of Peter Gardner’s favourite plants is the Hosta of which he has some 300 varieties. His wife Jean refers to his collection as his “hostalry”. The Hosta is also one of my favourites and whilst I don’t have such numbers I have been creating my own hostalry for the local population of slugs and snails. This is how the menu is looking so far –


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£1 Return to Carsington Water

Derbyshire Connect Bus service is offering a £1 return special offer to Carsington Water . Details can be found here

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D Day Quiz

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Open the Safe

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This year the popular countywide Derbyshire Open Arts event is hosting nine local artists in Parwich over the Bank Holiday weekend 27th, 28th, 29th May.

Opening hours 10:00am to 5:00pm

For more information click here :

Please come along and support all the artists.


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Gillian and Ruby will both be hosting preview evenings on Friday 26th from 6pm, please come along and enjoy a glass of wine and view their work. Evie’s Art Group will also be serving tea, coffee and cakes in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Venues: Please see artist profiles below for venue locations.

Work By * Gillian Radcliffe * Ruby Hickmott * Evie Burlinson * Lucy Burlinson * Jean Wayne * Gill Simpson * Carolyn Green * Kath Bradbury * Lynn Comley *


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