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This morning’s St. George Parade started at the Legion, with the Parwich Odd Fellows (also supported by members of the Loyal Cavendish Lodge and their banner), the Cyberscouts and the Cadets all led by Doveholes Brass Band.

The procession made it’s way (via Parwich Hall) to the Church for a rousing service.  All the hymns could be belted out, and were: “Guide me, O thou great Redeemer”, “Jerusalem”, “I vow to thee, my country” and “Onward Christian Soldiers”.  The Vicar, brandishing a sword, gave an address on St. George as a Christian knight.

After the service the Parade continued on round the village before adjourning to the Legion.

Thank you to the Parwich Society of St. George for organising this event.  For more photos (more…)

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Last night our celebrations of St George’s Day got under way with a successful Quiz at the Sycamore Inn.  Although today is the actual feast day (see our previous post on the history of St. George), the main events are on Sunday with the Odd Fellows Parade and the Church Service in the morning and the Fair on the Green in the afternoon:

Programme for Sunday 25th April

  • 9-15am Legion open for people to gather
  • 10-15am Odd Fellows, Cyberscouts & Cadets Parade starts at the Legion
  • 11-00am St. George’s Day Service in St. Peter’s Church
  • 1-00pm BBQ & Refreshments at the Legion
  • 1-00 to 4-00pm Fair on the Green inc stalls, refreshments and live music

Celebration of St George’s Day is a recent revival, so do share your thoughts on what the day means to you or how the day used to be marked in the past.  Any photographs of the celebrations (old or new) can be sent to parwich@hotmail.co.uk for inclusion in our reports of the events.

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Also there will be events on the Village Green and elsewhere in the afternoon, so put this date in your diary.

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Also there will be events on the Village Green and elsewhere in the afternoon, so put this date in your diary.

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Also there will be events on the Village Green and elsewhere in the afternoon, so put this date in your diary.

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Remembrance

As always past and present members of the Forces marched to the Church from the Legion.  This year for the first time the Cyber Scouts joined the Parade.  This photo was taken when the Service moved outside to the War Memorial for the 11am silence with Tom playing the Last Post on the trumpet.

Remembrance

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The Parwich Odd Fellows set in motion a very successful day. A big thank you to everyone, including the organisers, especially Mick Edge without whose vision, ideas and determination, the day would not have happened, all the helpers and those who came along and supported the day. 

The morning’s march by the Odd Fellows and the Derbyshire Dales Cyberscouts, led by Doveholes Brass Band, followed the route of the Wakes March, though with fewer refreshment stops!!  The Cyberscouts (including beavers, cubs and scouts) were particularly smartly turned out for their first parade in Parwich. It was very well supported and by the time the Church was reached for 11am there were more people than pews.

Andrew took the service of celebration: rousing hymns with the organ and brass band, dedication of two new kneelers commemorating the British Legion and Norman Edge; and the dedication of the four new banners for the Cyberscouts. Andrew’s address drew on St. George, the Good Samaritan and Jesus as examples of the importance of service to our communities.

The march continued around the village, finishing at the Memorial Hall for lunch and the chance to enjoy some live music.

The celebrations continued into the afternoon with the Church Fete. The afternoon was interspersed with Winster Morris Dancers  and the well-known band  the A52s.

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cyberscounts-11Next Event – Saturday 2nd May at Alsop-en-le-Dale – interested in joining ring Mandy on (778)

All sections of the 1st Derbyshire Dales Cyberscouts were made most welcome in the stunning grounds of Chatsworth Estate for their April meeting. The day was opened by Group Scout Leader, Tim Polkinghorne, with the now routine Investiture and Moving Up ceremonies followed by badge awards in recognition of new skills and/or knowledge gained by members. The event was filmed by the Scouting Association with a view of showing footage of the day’s activities across the country to other scouting groups. The intention is to raise awareness of how traditional scouting can be achieved and delivered in a different way to weekly meetings, as Cyberscouts meet only 9 times a year on a Saturday at various locations across Derbyshire. (more…)

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Here are a couple of photos of this morning’s St George’s Day Parade lead by the Odd Fellows and the Cyberscouts.  This afternoon’s events start at 1-30pm on the Green with Winster Morris Men, the the Church Fête and the A52’s fresh from their world tour.  More photos and a report will follow.
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stgeorgeAs we have seen from earlier posts there will be a fun packed day on Sunday 26th April, starting with a Procession at 10.15am from The British Legion to the Church, led by the Oddfellows, Cyberscouts and Doveholes Brass Band, everyone else is then invited to join in.  Hopefully there will be lots of children dressed up as St George or The Dragon on their way to the Church Service at 11am.

During the afternoon the Winster Morris Men and the A52’s will be entertaining us with live dancing & live music whilst the Church Fete is being held on The Green (if wet in The Church).

There are lots of attractions including Face Painting, Local Handmade Candles, Jewellery, lots of games including Famous Faces, Hoop-la, Box & Beanbag, a Crown Derby Raffle and Tombola.

A fete wouldn’t be complete with a Home-produce stall, so all cakes, jams, chutneys etc would be gratefully received.  The Second Hand stall also needs plenty of bits, so you have a week to rake out those cupboards, lofts & garages for all those bits that you really don’t need, but others would love – Go rumaging!!

There will be an icecream van on The Green whilst Teas are available in The Church, whilst there you can enjoy seeing the Model Railway which has been especially set up for the ocassion.

What is needed – Home-made produce, Second Hand goods & Tombola Prizes

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Cyberscouts – Can you help?

The new Cyberscouts have proved to be very popular in our area and we will see some of them joining the parade & Church service in the village at The St George’s Day Parade on Sunday 26th April.

Unfortunately one of their leaders  is leaving and they desperately need some more helpers/leader.  Why not find out more?

The next day of Cyberscouting is on Easter Saturday.  The day is being spent at Chatsworth, with Lewis Noble running a painting session in the morning followed by an afternoon at the Farm Park.   Why not come along for the day or part of it/ and find out more about being a Cyberscout leader?

If you are interested in finding out more, please ring Mandy on 778.

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With the memory of turkey, mince pies and central heating still in their systems, all sections of the 1st Derbyshire Dales Cyberscouts met at Gradbach Scout Camp on January 3rd, to celebrate the start of another year of traditional scouting activities.

Following the opening ceremony around the flag pole, the group enjoyed its first Moving On Ceremonies, which see members developing and moving from one section to another.

There was also the opportunity to recognise the achievements of individual members by awarding skill badges – notably in the areas of creativity and experimentation – whilst the Camp Wardens stoked up the log fires in the stone farmhouse, where some of the day’s activities were to take place… (more…)

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Join the Cyberscouts.

The relaunch of the Cyberscout Group in our area is proving very popular.  The 1st Derbyshire Dales District is by far the largest District in Derbyshire and it is the least densely populated, Glossop to Baslow to Brailsford and Leek.

The idea behind it is to promote and provide Scouting to the young people in small villages throughout our area, making it a more convenient way to access to Scouting.  All sections of the Cyberscout Group, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts will meet nine times a year and the Scouting programme can be downloaded from the Cyberscouts website.  The meetings will be for full days and or weekends which will include assessing the progress of the young people on the last set of downloaded programme exercises, and preparation and introduction for the next set of downloads. (more…)

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The 1st Derbyshire Dales Cyberscouts held its second meeting of the year in sunshine on Saturday 3rd May, using the 6th Form Block of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School as its Headquarters. Tim Polkinghorne, Group Scout Leader, opened the meeting with the traditional recital of the Scout Promise and then each section were off and away!

Four children from Parwich are members; two in Beavers, one in Cubs and one in Scouts.

The Cubs and Scouts section (ages 8-10 and 10-14 respectively) made a sharp exit to Wetton, complete with backpacks jammed full of lunches, compasses, maps and cold drinks! Their mission was to navigate their way to Thor’s Cave (and back!) on foot which they achieved in an impressive time and with some interesting diversions! Fortunately, they also remembered to bring John Queening, County Commissioner, back with them as well as their Leaders, whilst also teaching them a few things about orienteering with a compass!

The theme for the Beaver section meeting (ages 6-8 ) was health and fitness, with each member bringing with them a healthy packed lunch which they had helped to make … not a chocolate in sight (well, except in the Leader’s lunch box!). Also attending as an honorary member for the day was Spencer the school bear.

The Beavers were lucky to experience a kickboxing session with Sabri who runs classes in the Ashbourne area. Not only did they learn they could kick higher than they believed, the Beavers also learnt a great deal about positive attitude and respect for self and others.

After tasting lots of unusual fruits over lunch and burning off some excess energy on the grass, the Beavers were ‘subjected’ to blindfolded food tasting – the most fun part of the day according to their Leaders! Some of the foods tasted were met with very interesting reactions, especially the gooseberries and cold baked beans. Hats off to all the Beavers for getting stuck in and tasting everything put in front of them.

Beavers warming up for Kickboxing

Tim Polkinghorne and his team would like to thank Nigel’s Butchers in Dig Street for providing the Leaders’ lunches. Thanks also go to Sabri for the kickboxing experience – he is currently offering a 30 day free kickboxing trial in the Ashbourne area for adults or children and can be contacted on 07824 428843.

The next Cyberscout meeting will be held on Saturday 14th June. Cyberscouts meet nine Saturdays a year 10am – 3pm and fees for attendance are £10 per meeting. If you are interested in joining Cyberscouts either as a leader/helper, would like to reserve a place as a young person in a section or would like to sponsor the Group, please contact tim@reachnirvana.co.uk or 01335 348444. More information regarding each sections’ programme can be found at www.cyberscouts.me.uk.

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