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Butterfly Reserve Open Day

Hoe Grange Quarry

The first Open Day for Derbyshire’s first Butterfly Reserve has been organised for Sunday the 23rd of July from 11 am to 3 pm. 

Members of Butterfly Conservation East Midlands, including Ray Walker (Hon Warden), Derek Brownlee (Hon Assistant Warden) together with Pat and Ken Orpe will be able to show visitors around this abandoned limestone quarry where already 24 species of butterflies have been recorded including Dark Green Fritillary and the Peak District version of the Brown Argus. It will also be possible to see the work that many volunteers have done to enhance the habitat so as to increase the biodiversity at the site. 

Directions. From the cross road in the centre of Longcliffe village, proceed in a north westerly direction towards Slipper Low Farm and just after the brow of the first hill, take the first left, just before a bungalow, and then proceed down a limestone track and park by the entrance gates to the Nature Reserve at the end of the track (SK222562). 

Contact: Ken Orpe ken@malaga.plus.com

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Sheep Loose

Apparently there are Sheep in the road on Creamery lane. 3 lambs 2 adult.

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“Duck racers beware of the river monster on the weir below the ford”

Thank you for sending this in David G

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Mrs Monty’s Uttoxeter Tips

16:45 Dartford Warbler

17:50 Midnight Magic

You heard it here first 🙂

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Wigber Low Talk

There is a talk this Wednesday 26th October at Queen Elizabeth Grammar Schhol about Wigber Low which may be of interest to Parwich locals as Wigber low is quite prominent on the road to Ashbourne and is close to the the old medieval track from Parwich to Ashbourne which went via Knivetonwood.
There is also a display at Ashbourne Library for the next two weeks with some of the objects found at Wigber Low together with a storyboard display.wigber-low-poster-final

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Tough Mudder

THEY DID IT!!

Well done to Jason for completing Tough Mudder and to Charlie and Eva for completing Mini Mudder. A great time was had by all and the funds for Friday Football have been well and truly boosted. Thanks to everyone who’s sponsored and we’ll let you know how much was raised as soon as we know.

Jo J

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Parwich Oddfellows

Anyone interested in supporting Cavendish Lodge for their 175 year celebration from the Parwich Oddfellows please contact,

  • D Swindell 390541
  • M Edge 390461

Usual start 1200hrs from the Hartington RBL 10th September 2016
Meal £20.00, 1700hrs, but please note, as previous blog dated 22nd August from Cavendish Lodge, this is not within the village, transport required.

Thank you.
David S

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