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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 parwich@hotmail.co.uk. 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

JF-S

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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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It seems like there have been hundreds of men on site this week, from all trades.  An extra job that Wildgoose is doing, is to put in three sections of concrete piping just in front of the site; to carry the water down the culvert.  The oak timbers at the rear are finished, all the external oak doors are in and glazed.  Internal and external wall lights are now in place.  The cabins went on Tuesday and this has meant that the front of the site is now being leveled, ready for the car park and at the rear work is ongoing creating the steps, ramp and patio.

A rogues gallery of some of the people on site!

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Over the last week things have been happening so quickly it is difficult to know which photos to show.   Inside the oak floor has been laid and will be sanded and oiled, currently it is under hardboard to protect it, as work continues in the main hall.  Please click on any photo to enlarge it.

The oak and painted doors are all hung.  The photo below shows the double sliding doors, located under the messine storage, that open into the foyer.   The workman on his hands and knees is laying the natural limestone floor that runs from the entrance to the kitchen.  Oak skirtings will be fitted through the hall.
 

The kitchen has now been fully fitted, and what a kitchen!  (more…)

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This week the windcatcher was installed onto the roof.  Its role is to circulate fresh air and ventilate the hall when necessary. 
 

Internally the main floors have had their final preparation ready for the laying of the wood floor.  This photo shows Bertie giving his opinion of the new hall, standing next to the floor planking.

The oak facings at the front of the hall and alongside the public footpath are in place.  The stopes (stone bollards) on the footpath have been relocated to conform to disabled access regulations and this path will be open, as planned, on Monday.


As always click on any of the photos to enlarge them and thanks to Ben for these pictures.

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Since the last photo diary, two weeks ago, the plasters have finished and the first coat of paint is already on the walls.   The vinyl flooring in both the kitchen and toilets is down and the sanitaryware and cubicles are in place in the toilets.  There are three toilets and sinks in the ladies, two in the mens and a disabled toilet, just waiting for the electrician to fit the hand driers and the taps etc to be fitted. 

Outside the oak planking is nearing completion, as can be seen from the photos.   All the solid oak, external doors and windows are in situ.  The roof lights in the photo below show the location of the kitchen, which is now ready for fitting out. (more…)

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This week and throughout the weekend has been a busy time for the plasterers; the meeting room and kitchen are fully plastered and the main hall is almost completed.  Acoustic board is being fitted to the ceiling in the hall to improve overall sound quality.  By Tuesday the plastering should be completed, as should the outside low level roofing. 

Thanks to JF-S for the photos.

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The last fortnight has been a hive of activity inside the hall.  As can be seen from the photos, the scaffolding is back in the main hall to allow the electricians to site the wiring, ready for the lights, cinema and sound system.  The first fix for both electric and plumbing have been completed and the plastering has just begun.  (more…)

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Again the builders have been working 7 days a week, with 6 guys in today.  This week has seen the completion of the main roof, which is fully tiled and has two solar panels on the rear.  The small structure in the middle of the roofline, when finished will be the ventilation system for the hall, and will be placed in situ by crane.

The carpenters have finished the floor for the high level storage above the hall, this area is designated for items such as scenery flats, costumes etc for future stage productions (calling all thespians, get your thinking caps on). 

The plasters have been prepping the hall ready for plastering this week.   Plumbing, electrical work and further insulation continues, as does the external pointing on the stonework.

Thanks to Ben & JF-S for the photos.

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This week has seen lots of changes at the hall.  Inside the pipework for the underfloor heating has all been laid on top of the insulation, and the screed, which is placed on top, is almost completed.  It takes a few days for the screed to go off (harden) and then it is safe to walk on it.   The electrician has been busy in the kitchen with the first fix, putting in the trunking and socket boxes.   The carpenters will be working this weekend preparing the door and window openings, ready for the frames. 

Outside there has been plenty of activity on the roof.  The tiles have been hoisted into place on the roof and will be laid shortly as will the solar panels.

The photos show the different stages of laying the underfloor heating system. (more…)

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On Saturday the woodwork for the main roof was completed, ready for the Staffordshire Blue tiles to go on this week.   As the photo and the video of the main hall shows, the internal scaffolding has now been removed and the large pile of insulation has been placed, both on the ceiling and on the floor, prior to the pipework for the heated floor being installed this week.  Once the pipes are in place a concrete screed will be laid over them.

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The following photos show the meeting room and the kitchen.  In the first photo taken from what will be the new patio, you can see the angled glass doors leading to the meeting room, with the doorway to the kitchen and then the heating control room on the left. (more…)

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The weather continues to be very kind and if you haven’t been to the site recently you will see how well the stonework is going; in some areas it is now at roof height.

This week the low level woodwork over the foyer has been done, whilst much of the main roof is being insulated.  The plumbers have just started on the first fix so things are progressing.  Depending on the weather work may be continuing on Saturday.

A number of villagers have already had a look around the new building.  If you are interested in having a look, either on behalf of your user group, or to get ideas for future activities and projects, or would just like to be ‘nosy’ then ring Ben (665).  Ben is the committee’s day to day link with the onsite team  and can be seen numerous times a day on his bike pedalling to the building site.  Any visits have to be worked around the building site activities and in accordance with Heath & Safety regulations, so lunchtime, 12.30pm is the most ideal time; it will only take about 15 minutes of your time.

Thank you to Martin for the filming and Ben for the narration and to JF-S for the photo.

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Photodiary Week 22

It has been a busy week on site, and fortunately the weather has warmed up as the week has gone on.  This has helped speed up the stonework and we now have two teams doing this work. 

The roof timbers on the kitchen, foyer, meeting room and toilets are finished and await the final steel roof.

The first photo, below, is looking from inside the hall, towards the internal doors that open onto the foyer. The second from the foyer into the bar store cupboard on the left, the toilets and the cleaning cupboard on the left.  The disabled toilet is not shown from this angle. (more…)

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Week 20 & 21 – Photodiary

The weather continues to be our enemy, with stoning and block work only happening when the temperature is suitable.  However, lots of jobs are still continuing.  All the block work is almost to roof level, this means that the woodwork for the roof over the foyer and toilets is being put in place.  All the internal walls are in situ, so it is now recognisable as a main hall with meeting room, toilets, kitchen and foyer.    The first photo shows the end wall of the kitchen block, nearest the Legion and has been built by Phil and his brother John from Longnor.  The other photo is looking down on the kitchen and shows the meeting room; the gap where it is angled will be glass doors opening onto the patio.

Thank you to Robert (Site Manager) for these photos.

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Photo Diary Week 19th

The blockwork has been continuing both externally and internally all week.  The stone work has started; the photos below show the rear wall of the kitchen along the public footpath to The Square.


JF-S

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Photo Diary Week 18

The three photos below show the attenuation tank being installed.  This tank collects the water from the roof and car park and controls the rate at which water enters the main drain.  The tank is under the entrance to the car park, between the four ground source heat pipes.   All the rest of the drains for the hall are now in place.

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This week has been a busy week, with Wildgoose working today to help make up for some of the days lost during the recent snow.  The joiners have been preparing the roof for felting, hopefully this will happen next week.  Internal block work has been rapidly continuing, and all the internal walls can now be seen.   The ground heat source pump has been pressure tested ready for future connection.


This photo is taken from the back on The Legion and the block work on the left will be the kitchen.  The area between the kitchen and the main hall will be the meeting room.  The ground in front will be the patio area with raised planted beds and will be a secure play area for Stepping Stones and the Toddler Group. (more…)

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Well the snow just seems to go on forever and this is obviously impacting on the building schedule, after the next site meeting with Wildgoose (the last one was cancelled due to the snow) we will update you more accurately.

When the builders have been able to get in, work has been continuing.  The scaffolding is almost complete, allowing the blocks to be sited ready for the team to start laying when the temperature permits and the digging of drains continues as today’s photo shows.

Main hall looking toward the “stage end” and the entrance. The meeting room will be accessed at the top left handside

Main hall, looking away from the entrance hall with the storage facilities (still to be erected outside of the main frame) on the left.    The car park is also on the left.

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Well the last couple of weeks has seen some freezing snowy weather, not the nicest time to be working on a building site, and certainly not on the roof.    When the temperatures are suitable the block work continues to grow, with some of the walls, both internal and external being built and insulated.   The scaffolding was erected last week to enable the roof  joists to be positioned.   The priority from next week is to continue the block work.

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Photo Diary Week 11

Today the concrete was laid for the floor slab – will he still be there in the morning!!

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Photo Diary Week 10


The floor slab continues to grow; the layer that you can see in JF-S’s photo, forms part of the radon proof barrier. 

Work will be continuing on site tomorrow until early afternoon.

On Tuesday, work will commence at 8am.  This is to allow time for the concrete to be inserted onto the floor slab and set.  The school have been informed about this earlier start and Wildgoose will provide a traffic marshal to ensure the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles. (more…)

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This week the floor slab has starting being laid and should be finished by next Friday.  The rainwater harvest tank has been positioned and when fully installed will take most of the rainwater from the roof and it will be used to flush the toilets.  The photo shows the tank being lowered into its new home – and this is the only time it will be seen.  Work will be continuing tomorrow until early afternoon.

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Yesterday the steel frame began to be erected, by tonight it should all be up and we will be able to see the outline of our new hall.

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Photo Diary Week 8

Goodbye
We are delighted to report that we have seen the back of the drilling, no offence to the drillers.   As you have probably gathered the last two weeks have not gone as smoothly as we all would have wished.  This was due to mechanical breakdowns and geological conditions.  The drillers have been extremely concerned about the intrusion of noise levels in the village and have been very considerate.  Real thanks must go to those living in close proximity to the site, and particularly to Simon, Tracey-Ann and their young family for their positive attitude throughout; especially last night when the drilling had to go on rather late.

Tomorrow the steel will arrive and by the end of the week we should see the outline of the new hall emerging.

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Old bottles

Some of the old bottles and jars that were found when clearing the Memorial Hall site are on display in the entrance hall at the Sycamore Inn.  They were given to the Local History Society, but left at the pub so people can see them.

bottles

There are not particularly old, probably the 1950s or more recent, but this will mean more people will remember them and will be able to identify them.

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Photo Diary end of Week 6

There is a photo of the first block that was laid as part of the Memorial Hall build, on a rather wet and miserable November day.

6.11.09 - First Block

Apologies from Wildgoose about the drilling that might be happening tomorrow.  Unfortunately there have been a few problems with the drilling and a piece of the equipment is now wedged at the bottom of the 100 metre hole, as a result another hole is going to have to be drilled. This problem has created a slight delay, so as agreed before the building commenced, time could be made up on a Saturday. 

 

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3.11.09 - DrillingThe drilling team hope to finish their work by early to mid next week.  Today the first hole has reached a depth of 80 metres, only another 20 to go.  If you have not seen the two men drilling, it is a filthy job.  Water goes in as they drill and as the drill powers down, spray goes everywhere!  For a full explanation about ground source heat pumps click here.

Until this week, we have been extremely fortunate with the weather, but the puddles in this photo taken yesterday show the rain that had fallen, this doesn’t include today’s deluge. 

3.11.09 - Clearing

Martin C has sent in a video of the drilling – what a drenching!!

Martin has created his own “channel” at YouTube and by clicking here  you can view thumbnails of all his videos.   By using the icons just below the video clip you can alter the volume and watch in full screen size.

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Memorial Hall Build update

This week, week 5, has seen the completetion of the footings with the steel bolts in place ready for the main steel structure.  Tomorrow a specialist company will start drilling 3 bore holes approximately 100 metres deep for the ground source heat pump, which will then heat the new hall.    The Marshalls have completed the new substation and what a great job they have done.

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The main excavation work has finished and Wildgoose are presently digging out the footings ready for concreting next week.  Thank goodness for the good weather this week.
Excavation

 

16.10.09 Excavation - The wide view

The Marshalls are doing a beautiful job of walling the new substation.
Substation-16.10.09

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What’s happening to the materials from the demolished hall, that is the question that some people have been asking.

Wildgoose the building contractors have a strong policy on sustainability and responsible building practices, with the recycling of building materials being a cornerstone (excuse the pun) of their business.  If anyone saw the demolition or watched Martin’s great video on the Blog they will have seen the care taken over the demolition, separation and removal of all the old materials off the site.  The recycling is then carried out by Transcycle who are specialists in this field. (more…)

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Thank you to Martin C and to Rob (Wildgoose) for this video – something to add to the history of Parwich.

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ready for use

John FS

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Total demolition 8.7.09

It is quite disorientating looking at this photo.  Never seen Ed & Nia’s house from this angle before.  Watch out, we can all see what’s going on now Bertie!!

And by night.
By dusk 8.10.09 1

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Some young supporters of the project, enjoying the demolition.
memorial Hall 7.10.09

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Jane with Rick, the site manager
29.09 - Jane & Rick
Portacabins in place 29.9.01 - Portacabins

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