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So far we only have three entries for the children’s section, all from one person (unless anyone else enters one child will be winning three Easter eggs). Also we only have entries from two adults.

Entries for the Spring Photography Competition can be submitted up to 8pm on Sunday 5th April.

Please email your photos to Click here for more details on the competition.

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My day at the Olympics from JaneB

There have been some fantastic posts sent in from our various Olympic correspondents, so instead of doing a written post I have created a photo diary with captions of my day at the Olympics on Wednesday, which gives an overview of the whole Olympic Park.

When I was a child, as a family we went to Crystal Palace on several occasions to the Three A’s athletic meetings and watched athletes like David Hemery, David Jenkins and Alan Pascoe, future Olympic medalists. So in 2012 it was great to go to the London Olympics with my Dad.

I have nothing but praise for the organisation of the Olympics, it is something in Britain that we should be proud of. In the weeks leading up to the Olympics the British press desperately tried to leap on any potential negatives, now of course the papers are full of the triumphs of the event.

The evening of athletics was unforgettable, but for me it was more than the races, it was the whole atmosphere and positive attitude that made spending the day in the Olympic Park so totally unique.

Left click on any photo to open as a full screen slide show. (more…)

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Parwich from Bradbourne


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The Memorial Hall has now been handed over to the committee, and as with any new development there are of course a number of  issues that still have to be sorted.  This period of time is called snagging in the trade and has been going on throughout this week.  

To update you on the hole in the car park, the leak in the heating system is sorted, and the complete commission of this will take place on Monday.  There will be a complete new car park relaid shortly.

The landscaping that was featured in an earlier photo diary was halted, as the committee are not happy with the quality of the soil, plants and planting by the contractors.  This issue is being pursued by the committee in conjunction with Peak Park.

The photo below shows the rear with the newly seeded grass crete, by the Legion.  This section will be taped off for the next few weeks to allow the grass seed to grow.

The photos below show where we were at the beginning of October, through the exceptionally snowy winter to today. 

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Tonight’s AGM will be the first meeting in the new Hall, so it is an opportunity to see inside.  The lobby, the hall itself and the toilets are all that can be seen this evening.

The building will be officially handed over to us on Friday this week, though the grounds will not be handed over until next Friday (18th June), just in time for Open Gardens and the Children’s Show on Sunday 20th June.

The Hall Memorial can be booked through Janet at the Sycamore Inn (tel. 390 212), though there may be changes on the Committee following this evening’s meeting.

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This week has seen a lot of finishing work inside and outside the Hall as well as the planting in the grounds (see last week’s post for the list of trees planted).


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The dry stone walls have been going up around the site over the past few weeks, with the hard landscaping nearing completion.

Also the soft landscaping should start after the Bank Holiday.  Five trees, two Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling (mountain ash) and three Betula utilis jacquemontii (white barked Silver Birch) will be planted. All the trees have been kindly donated. The rest of the planting scheme was planned with the landscape architect from Peak Park and will be carried out by a  landscaping company.  


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