Archive for the ‘2009’ Category

Exclusive photos of the B5056

Some exclusive photos have been sent into Parwich.org showing the landslip, rediscovered mile stones, ongoing repairs near the original traffic lights and what looks like road widening!

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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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Parwich to Tissington

On Christmas morning 23 hardy sorts met on The Green and walked over to Tissington and were welcomed by 7 non walkers with coffee, gluvine and nibbles, so giving them the strength to stagger back to Parwich for their Christmas Dinner.

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As we reach the end of the year, here’s a look back at 2009’s photographic bird sightings, as captured by our ace snapper John F-S.

Our thanks to John for keeping us supplied with snaps throughout the year – and indeed to all who have sent in their photos. Please keep ’em coming!

February.

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There is a wonderful display of Christmas trees in the Church, decorated by the different societies, groups and individuals in the village.  An enormous amount of effort has gone into this and if you haven’t already been in to have a look, please do.

Remember it is the Crib Service on Thursday at 4pm, everyone is extremely welcome.
Click to enlarge any picture.

 

Barbara & Ann’s tree – Twas the night before Christmas.

The Memorial Hall Committee’s tree, recycling the wooden roof shingles as the base of the decorations, which then represent the different groups that use the hall.
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Pink snow.

Just before sunset this afternoon, the freshly fallen snow took on an eerie pink glow. Here are a selection of images which capture that moment.

Click on each image to enlarge it, and click on “Continue Reading” to view the rest of the gallery.



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Thank you to our local Peak Park Ranger for this update on the maintenance of the Weather Way, a fantastic footpath along an ancient holloway going south up from Alsop Lane onto the Flatts.  If you don’t know it, it is well worth a visit. (Click here to find out more about some of the ancient routes near by.)

Photo by Rob F taken in 2000, after the previous restoration

Peak Park Rangers and volunteers have been out recently to try and clear Parwich footpath number 36 that runs south from Flaxdale Holding. This was repaired several years ago but had become overgrown and rather quagmirey.

We cut back much of the tree growth to discover the path is actually quite wide, but we left enough young saplings to form a hedge at the top of the sunken route. We also installed some new wider gates to make it a little easier to get through this area.

About 15 volunteers came out to help with the work and we used the excuse of burning the brash to enjoy a hot baked potato or two in the fire at the end of the day.

Despite this work the path still remains wet (though perhaps this isn’t surprising given the recent wet Autumn). We’ll be keeping an eye on the water level on this path and hopefully improve the drainage at the bottom of the path in the summer when conditions improve.

If you would like to help with conservation tasks like this in the Parwich area feel free to contact me at lynn.burrow@peakdistrict.gov.uk with your contact details. I’ll give you a call next time we are heading in the Parwich direction.

Merry Christmas to you all

Lynn Burrow
Area Ranger
Peak District National Park

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