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Misty Morning

Thank you David G for these atmospheric pictures taken this morning

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Local Elections on Thursday

There are district and parish council elections this Thursday, 2nd of May:

Parwich Parish Council – There are six candidates for seven elected positions (see the Parish Council website), so these six candidates will automatically take office without the need for a vote. Click here to see who they are. Congratulations to all six.

Derbyshire Dales District Council – Here in the Dovedale & Parwich ward we have three candidates:

  • Sandra Fearn (Liberal Democrat)
  • Sir Richard FitzHertbert (Conservative)
  • Sue Hodgson (Labour)

The six Polling Stations for our ward are listed here, for residents of Parwich we vote in the Memorial Hall, but Alsop vote in Tissington, both with voting between 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2nd May.

Note. European Parliament elections are scheduled for Thursday 23rd May and the candidates for our region, the East Midlands can be seen here. To be included in the electoral roll in time to vote in European Parliament election you need to be registered by Tuesday 7th of May (click here to register on line).

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Tea & Cakes are being served on Monday in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale from 11am – 4pm, Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. Please come along to support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.
 
 
 
With reasonably good weather forecast why not walk or cycle to Alsop, and if you take any photos en route do share with others through the Blog, send them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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All welcome to this skin care session at the Legion, no booking necessary and no charge.

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Action Grants

Derbyshire County Council have asked the Parish Council to publicise the availability of these grants. There are 2,000 grants of up to £500 and a smaller number of larger grants.

More details available here.

Somewhere in Derbyshire has to get this money – some of it could be for Parwich!

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Thank you to John Fuller-Sessions for this selection of pictures from today’s 10th anniversary St George’s Day parade.

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Just a few from today hopefully some better quality photos to follow. Luckily the weather was kind and a great day was had by all.

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Bowls Cub Open Practice

Don’t forget anyone interested in bowling is welcome to the Club practise sessions on Moday evenings:

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Archaeology Day Preparations

Although the Day has been postponed to tomorrow Sunday 28 April, preparations were underway on Friday. Two areas have been marked out for the geophys team, one in Chris and Ruth’s orchard and one in the field at Nethergreen Farm. The geophys scanner cannot work in wet conditions so fingers crossed for a dry day tomorrow.

Friday also saw the removal of turf and loose stones from what will become the large excavation trench. With only an inch or so of top soil removed interesting stones were starting to be revealed which indicate an earlier construction. The trench is now ready for a full excavation.

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Everyone is welcome to come along and have a go at the geophys survey and excavating the trench. There will be a few archaeological activities for children. Please bring along any interesting finds you may have from the village and also your knowledge about local water sources. We are hoping to start a major project on the importance of water to the village, this Archaeology Day is our first step towards this project.

Fiona H. History Society

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The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the Parish Annual Meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall at 7.00pm and 8:30pm respectively on MONDAYthe 13th of May.

There will not be a Parish Council meeting on the third Wednesday of May – the 15th – as previously advertised.

The Parish Council is required to hold a Parish Annual Meeting each year. This meeting is not a formal Parish Council meeting and has no set format.

As in recent years the Parish Council will take the opportunity to provide summaries of activities and finances during the past year.

Village organisations are also welcome to talk about their own past and planned activities if they wish.

If you represent a village organisation and would like to do this, or have any other suggestions for the meeting, please contact the Clerk.

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Oil Price Steady

imageUpdate for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Brent oil prices hit fresh highs for 2019, passing $74.50 a barrel in response to tougher US sanctions against Iran, before falling back to $72 today. With the May Day bank holiday coming up, please ensure you have ordered early and allow plenty of time for your delivery.

TIP : Upgrade your fuel to premium fuel with an Exocet additive. Exocet additives lower carbon emissions, stabilise fuel, inhibit sludge formation in the tank, and improve overall fuel performance. Additives can be purchased from the club shop. If you have an AGA, then please ensure you order the Cooker additive.

Rate:  £0.4790 (pence per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])

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What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Sat 27th postponed to Sunday because of imminent storm
Archaeology Day
Sat 27th 5pm A celebration of the life of
Cathy Keys

followed by refreshments at the
Memorial Hall
Parwich Church
Sun 28th  
 
9.15am
10.30am
 
11am
 
1.30pm
2.30pm
tenth annual
Parwich St. George’s Day Parade
Breakfast BBQ
Parade with Castleton Band & High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Church Service & laying wreath
Parade
BBQ
Raffle
 
 
Legion
 
 
Parwich Church
 
Legion
 
Sun 28th 10am
to
4pm
day changed because of storm
Parwich & District Local History Society
Archaeology Day
hands on experience for all ages, come for part or all of the day
– archeological dig
– geophysical surveying
– bring your own finds
– games for children
– Parwich wells
Nether Green Farm
Sun 28th 11.15am Morning Prayer Alsop Church
Mon 29th Children back to School Parwich School
Mon 29th 9am to
10.30am
Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Mon 29th 11am Pilates Memorial Hall
Mon 29th 6pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Club Practice
all welcome
Parson’s Croft
Tue 30th 1.15pm Top Secret
Special Assembly
followed by Mad Hatters Tea Party
School
Tue 30th 6pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Whitworth Park A
Away
Tue 30th 6-10pm Badminton/Table Tennis slots
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall

May 2019

Date Time Event Location
Wed 1st Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 1st 4.30pm to 7pm Fish & Chip Van
tel. 0751 107 6249
The Green
Wed 1st 6-10pm Badminton/Table Tennis slots
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 7am to 10pm Polling Station
Derbyshire Dales District Council Elections
(Click here to see candidates)
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Chatsworth A
Away
Thu 2nd 7pm JH Fitness
fitness class
Memorial Hall
Fri 3rd 3.15 to
3.45pm
Mobile Library The Green
Fri 3rd 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 3rd 7pm Indian Night
to book a table tel. Kirsty 01335 390212
Sycamore
Sun 5th no service Alsop Church
Sun 5th 2.30pm Baptism Service Parwich Church
Sun 5th 8pm Live Music @ Legion
Shenanigans
Irish Folk Duo
Legion

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Bring along any interesting finds that have appeared in your gardens or elsewhere and find out what they are. We have our very own finds expert Ian Pitts on hand to identify what you bring along.

The bits of pottery or metal work we find in our gardens can tell us a surprising amount. In my garden bits of late nineteenth or early twentieth century pottery at the bottom of the well tell us when it was likely to have gone out of use and been filled in, and two bits of pottery, one above and one below, suggest a yard surface, two feet or so below the current garden, was in use around the 1500s. (An advantage of having Ian doing your walling is the additional finds identification.)

Some random pottery finds in a Parwich flower bed
The piece on the right is Medieval perhaps indicating a Medieval house was nearby

Also we have a display of some of the late Brian Foden’s finds in and around Parwich from his many years of field walking. This includes some very fine Neolithic flints and arrowheads.

Note, this event has been delayed a day, because of the imminent arrival of Storm Hannah. Come for all or part of the day, 10am to 4pm Sunday 28th April, Nethergreen Farm.

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Bowls Match Results

Tuesday 23rd April – Home to Youlgreave B

This was a great match for us. All four pairs won and we ended up 84 points to 54. Wendy made her debut in the Tuesday league and got a win with Dawn. Fran and Dot and Rick and Edith also had good wins and our star players were Keith and Harry with a 21-5 score. Youlgreave will no doubt have their revenge in the return match in July when we will be playing on their ‘interesting’ green.

Thursday 25th April – Home to Whitworth B

It was a different story today, but we did our best between sunshine and heavy showers. The combination of being in a higher league and hampered by a smaller pool of players didn’t help, but enough excuses – we lost! 102 points to 125. We had 2 winning games in the 3 doubles games and 3 wins in the 6 singles games, however the scores in the losing games weren’t enough to bring our overall score much higher.

We enjoy the competitiveness and rivalry of the league matches whether we win or lose, but bowling isn’t only about that. Playing fun and friendly games with friends and family in the beautiful Easter sunshine was a delight at the weekend and it would be sad if this amenity was lost to the village.

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Archaeology Day now Sunday

Due to the imminent arrival of Storm Hannah the decision has been made to postpone the Archaeology Day to Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

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PDHS Trips

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Parish Council Minutes

Minutes of the last meeting of Parwich Parish Council on the 17th April can be read here.

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Before mains water, local water sources and water management were essential for successful farming and ultimately survival. For example Parwich had an ‘ancient’ water meadow system designed to get grass growing as early as possible in the Spring to feed livestock as early as possible before the Winter feed stores were used up and the beasts had to be slaughtered.

The History Society hopes to undertake an archeology project investigating aspects of water management in our area. At this stage we are gathering what information we can about water usage in our area and also trying to find out what people are most interested in.

Domestic well found at Church Farm

A lot of houses had their own water supply and there was a system of wells and springs serving the community as a whole.

Communal water sources in Parwich, marked with green dots

The communal sources we know about are

  • the Village Pump (now the bus shelter)
  • Staines trough
  • Pump Hill trough (supplied by pump that also took water up to the ‘dew pond’ at the top of the Hall gardens)
  • Kiln Lane troughs
  • spring below Knob Hall
  • step down well at Church Farm (now in Court House garden)
  • springs on hillside opposite the Crown Inn, now in the garden of Pool Croft

There may have been other sources used communally such as the covered well behind West View or the step down well by Brook Cottage but we need confirmation of this.

Given mains water arrived here with in living memory, there is potential to gather what information and stories people have, in addition to studying the evidence of remaining features and of old maps.

Nether Green Farm itself has at least two wells, one of which a very unusual design for Derbyshire (so far the only parallels identified are in Cornwall), but also there are seasonal springs that fed the water meadow system and interesting but not yet understood underground water channels and sluices.

Come along on Sunday to perhaps find out where your house used to get its water from, help us map the water sources in Parwich and the surrounding area, share any information you might have, have a look around Nethergreen Farm or even participate in archeological investigations there.

Updated 26/4/19 Come for all or part of the day, 10am to 4pm Sunday 28th April, Nethergreen Farm.

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Buttonholes

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If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the St. George’s Day parade on Sunday, please order by 8pm on Friday. Buttonholes, priced at £3.50 will be available for collection from the Legion on the morning of the parade.

Thank you, Delia  390758 / 0777 3487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Archaeology Day; More Details

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With the kind permission of Chris and Ruth L, there will be some geophysical surveying of the lumps and bumps in their orchard as well as at Nethergreen Farm. A geophys survey enables archaeological images to be mapped without disturbing the ground. Come and see how it works and have a go! 

Fancy your hand at excavation? A couple of trenches will be opened under the guidance of an archaeologist. Small trowels and sieves will be provided for you to see what we can learn about the previous use and occupation of the area.  One of the trenches will be where we believe there is a small chamber, found a couple of years ago using a small camera (and nearly losing Ian P)! 

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Tea & Cakes today

Tea & Cakes are being served today in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale from 11am – 4pm on Easter Monday 22nd April. Please come along to support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.
 
 
 
With this glorious weather why not walk or cycle to Alsop, and if you take any photos en route do share with others through the Blog do send them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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Proud Mum

Photos by David G

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Bowls Club Open Sessions

Don’t forget anyone interested in bowling is welcome to the Club practise sessions on Moday evenings:

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Last Winter Feast

No Swallows by the pond but thank you John F-S for these lovely pictures of a Thrush enjoying the last of the winter harvest.

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What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 21st 10am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 21st 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 21st Super Sunday @ the Sycamore
4pm Wheel Barrow Race
Live Music with Queen Tribute
Disco
Sycamore
Mon 22nd Easter Monday
Mon 22nd 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes
in the Churchyard
Alsop Church
Mon 22nd 3pm Easter Monday Bike Ride starts at
Legion
Mon 22nd 4pm
onwards
Family Fun Day
& BBQ
Legion
Mon 22nd 6pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Club Practice
all welcome
Parson’s Croft
Tue 23rd St George’s Day
Tue 23rd 6pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Youlgreave B
Parson’s Croft
Tue 23rd 6-10pm Badminton/Table Tennis slots
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Tue 23rd no Bingo tonight
now once a month, next on 14th May
Wed 24th 4.30pm to 7pm Fish & Chip Van
tel. 0751 107 6249
The Green
Wed 24th 6-10pm Badminton/Table Tennis slots
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 25th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 25th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Whitworth B
Parson’s Croft
Thu 25th 7pm JH Fitness
fitness class
Memorial Hall
Fri 26th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Sat 27th 10am
to
4pm
Parwich & District Local History Society
Archaeology Day
hands on experience for all ages, come for part or all of the day
– archeological dig
– geophysical surveying
– bring your own finds
– games for children
– Parwich wells
Nether Green Farm
Sat 27th 5pm A celebration of the life of
Cathy Keys

followed by refreshments at the
Memorial Hall
Parwich Church
Sun 28th  
 
9.15am
10.30am
 
11am
 
1.30pm
2.30pm
tenth annual
Parwich St. George’s Day Parade
Breakfast BBQ
Parade with Castleton Band & High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Church Service & laying wreath
Parade
BBQ
Raffle
 
 
Legion
 
 
Parwich Church
 
Legion
 
Sun 28th 11.15am Morning Prayer Alsop Church

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Oil Price Up

imageUpdate for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Steady but strong demand in the US and China, along with issues in Libya and Venezuela, holds Brent crude above $72 a barrel this week. With the Easter break and the May Day bank holiday, please ensure you have ordered early and allow plenty of time for your delivery.

TIP : Have you checked your tank level recently? It is a good idea to make visual inspection just to confirm your meter is working correctly. At the same time you can check the condition of tank for any sags and cracks.

Rate:  £0.4799 (pence per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])

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Diary Updates

We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page over the next couple of days, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (May & June) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Church Magazine’s May issue please send them in by Monday evening (22nd).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach some of those who are not on-line.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

Note, click here for

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Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop en le Dale from 11am – 4pm on Easter Monday 22nd April. Please come along to support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.
 

With this glorious weather why not walk or cycle to Alsop, and if you take any photos en route do share with others through the Blog do send them to parwich@hotmail.co.uk .

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Due to a cancelation a table has become available again for the Spring Ball (in aid of the local Air Ambulance) so if you are interested contact Kirsty tel. 01335 390 212.

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Legion Easter Quiz

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B5056 Reopens

We have receive this update from DCC:

A road near Brassington has reopened after a lorry ran into a bridge causing extensive damage yesterday (Wednesday 17 April). But a stretch of Derbyshire County Council’s High Peak Trail which was carried over the B5056 by the bridge remains closed.

The county council removed the bridge to make it safe following the incident and is now investigating whether alternative measures can be put in place to allow trail users to use the full length of the High Peak Trail again.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“The High Peak Trail is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and we’re looking at what potential measures we can put in place to allow people to keep enjoying this well-used section of the route while the bridge is rebuilt.”The High Peak Trail stretches 17.5 miles from High Peak Junction near Cromford to Dowlow near Buxton. Middleton Top Visitor Centre and car park will remain open allowing visitors to access the High Peak trail down to High Peak Junction and the Cromford Canal.

The High Peak Trail will remain open to just beyond Harborough Rocks where the Limestone Way crosses the Trail. This closure will be in place up to where the trail crosses the B5056.

Visitors can also park at Minninglow or Parsley Hay which are at the other side of the closure.

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Good Friday Fun

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Which one is for you? Sort out your cycling gear and helmet and pump those tyres up! Time to plan which route you’d like to tackle…

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Spring Clean Up Day

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B5056 blocked at Longcliffe

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A lorry has collided with a bridge supporting the High Peak Trail on the B5056 near Longcliffe, north of Brassington, and as such the road is currently closed whilst we attend the incident.

Please avoid the area where possible.

17.30 Wednesay 17 April

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