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WW2 Child evacuee staying in Parwich (again)

Were you a child living in the Parwich area during WW2 and can you remember a child evacuee (?from M/C) called Joshua (Joe) Potter who was staying with Mr Kramer & Mrs Annie Webster and their sons Ronnie & Stanley at Blanche Meadow Farm from 1939-1944? Mr Potter would have been approx. 7-12 yrs old during his years in Parwich.  Mr Potter sang in the choir at St. Peter’s Church. 

Mr Joshua Potter and his wife Linda, are coming to stay in Croft Cottage for the week of 18-25 August. Mr Potter would be interested to meet up with anyone who may remember him.

I have already received some information from a few local residents, but please let me know if you know of anyone who may like to meet Mr and Mrs Potter.  

Saskia Tallis, 440 or saskia@croftcottage.co.uk

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A talk by Jean Yates on Bradbourne’s Lord of the Manor and Norman Knight Si Gaefridos de Cauceis

Bradbourne Church Hall

Wednesday 13th June 7.30 pm

Entrance £3 including refreshments

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Bradbourne History Talk

A talk by Jean Yates on Bradbourne’s Lord of the Manor and Norman Knight Si Gaefridos de Cauceis

Bradbourne Church Hall

Wednesday 13th June 7.30 pm

Entrance £3 including refreshments

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Dr Williams’ Memoir

Copies of the Dr Williams Memoir mentioned on this site on 19 April can be obtained locally from Saskia Tallis at The Croft, Creamery Lane, tel. 440. Dr Williams was one of the GPs based at Hartington from the mid-1950s until the mid-1980s. He has recorded a variety of early memories from his time in the area, which the Hartington History Group has re-produced in pamphlet form for sale at £1, with the proceeds going to Hartington Community Group funds.

It can also be purchased at the Hartington History Day event in the Village Hall this coming Saturday, May 5 from 1100 to 1600, which is primarily focused on Alan Salt’s exhibition of of cheese-making [see www.hartingtonvillage.com/hartington-history-day-5th-may-2018 for further details].

Richard G, Hartington History Group

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Dr Williams’ Memories

Many older residents in the area will remember Dr Williams, who was one of the GPs based at Hartington from the mid-1950s until the mid-1980s. He has recorded a variety of early memories from his time in the area, which the Hartington History Group has re-produced in pamphlet form for sale at £1, with the proceeds going to Hartington Community Group funds. Copies can be obtained directly from Sue Bruce at Hartington Post Office, or if anyone in Parwich would like a supply of, say, 10 copies to distribute locally please contact me, Richard Gregory, on rg3390717@gmail.com or 01298 84368.

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Many residents will be familiar with the Limestone Way that traverses through Parwich but few will realise that 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of its formal adoption as a long distance walking route. Much of the path has been used for 100s of years but it was only in 1970 that the route gained recognition as a long distance path. The trend to recognise such paths gave rise to the formation of the LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) in 1972. To mark the 50th anniversary of the path the LDWA have been looking for ways improve the walker experience and facilities along the route. As you are no doubt aware the recent activity by OpenReach around the area has resulted in upgrades to cabling into the village with fibre optics, FTTC and FTTP technologies and the new GFast making the old telephone exchange obsolete. BT and OpenReach estimate that the exchange will no longer be needed from late 2019. This has presented the LDWA in partnership with the National Park, Derby Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands councils the opportunity to provide a much needed new facility along the Limestone Way without the need for new building work in a conservation area. According to information on display in the National Park office in Bakewell the telephone exchange will be converted into an information centre providing an exhibition of the history of the limestone way, a small franchised coffee shop and ladies/gents toilet facilities. The latter particularly important for the large number of young families and older ramblers passing through the village since the closure of the public facilities on Creamery Lane.
There are also plans to involve villages along the route in celebratory events throughout 2020.

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One Remembered Today

Many thanks to Karen Watson who brought this article from the ANT to our attention.

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