Archive for the ‘2010’ Category

Yes, it’s time for Part Four of the fabulous fun quiz that everybody is talking about (even if almost nobody is answering)! This time round, we shall be testing your knowledge on village events between August and September. If you know any of the answers, don’t be shy!

31. Two new classes were added to this year’s Horticultural Society show, with entrance restricted to gentlemen only. What were they?

32. Who were the joint winners of this year’s hanging basket competition?

33. “The atmosphere as soon as we arrived reminded me of those impromptu last-minute parties that end up being the ones you still talk about with misty-eyed nostalgia.” What event was being described here?

34. What was returned to the village from Loughborough at the end of August, in a much improved condition?

35. Which American based “single name family history society” was given a guided tour of the village by the Local History Society, followed by supper at the pub?

36. Colin Beesley won the first annual photographic competition at the Horticultural Show. What did his winning photograph depict?

37. At what event was this photo taken?

38. What was the first film to be screened in our new Memorial Hall?

39. The mascot of which regiment (as pictured below) attended the official opening of the new Memorial Hall?

40. What do Thomas Hardley, Clarissa Claridge and Barbara Heartland have in common?

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Today’s ten questions are all about events which took place between June and August.

21. Who paraded round Parwich in a yellow submarine?

22. What do Lady Bird, Knight, Del Boy Dale and Vicky Pollard have in common?

23. Who won the Harley Lowndes Cup this year?

24. Who won the Strongest Man competition?

25. The Sycamore put on a barbeque in July, with the added attraction of a live singer (who also performed at the Legion this year). What was the singer’s name?

26. Why did Eric Hill, Jill Hughes and Martin Hughes visit Parwich?

27. Where might you have found a “Square Robin”?

28. How much money was raised by the school’s Teddy Bears Picnic?

29. What object was found and returned to its owners, after being lost for between 25 and 30 years?

30. Who was the fastest local male in this year’s Parwich Panoramic Five? And who was the fastest local female?

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In Part Two of our 2010 quiz, we look back at events in our area between April and June. If you know any of the answers, please leave them in the comments.

11. On what occasion was this photo taken?

12. Why were Parwich Stepping Stones celebrating in April?

13. On what occasion was this photo taken?

14. The General Election took place in June. In which place did Parwichians cast their votes?

15. In the General Election, which party polled the lowest number of votes in our constituency of Derbyshire Dales?
a) The Green Party
b) The Humanity Party
c) The Monster Raving Loony Party

16. What re-opened on Friday May 28th, to the great relief of most villagers?

17. What was the first event to take place in the new Memorial Hall, on Wednesday June 9th?

18. Who played against England in the first World Cup match to be screened at the Legion, on Saturday June 12th?

19. Which Parwich garden is featured in this photo, which was taken on the afternoon of Open Gardens Day?

20. On what occasion was this photo taken?

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To help us look back on an action-packed 2010, we shall be running a Bumper Quiz of 2010, spread out over the next five days.

Each day, ten new questions will appear, all relating to events which took place locally during the past twelve months. All the answers can be found in our blog archives.

If you know any of the answers, please leave them in the comments box. After all fifty questions have been posted, the lucky reader who has supplied the most correct answers will win a year’s free subscription to PARWICH.ORG!

Our first set of questions cover events that happened between January and April. Happy guessing!

1. “The sunlight had long passed by the time Annie drove into the picturesque Derbyshire village.” These words appeared on PARWICH.ORG on January 17th, but what were they?

2. Which special service took place at St. Peter’s church on the evening of Wednesday January 27th?

3. Another Parwich website launched in early February. Whose website is it?

4. The A52s played their first Parwich gig of 2010 on Saturday February 27th. At which venue did the gig take place?

5. What series of events took place during February and March, at Church Farm, Rock House, Orchard Farm, Townhead and the Vicarage?

6. Which international web service captured this unsuspecting Parwich resident?

7. A rare song thrush was “discovered” in Parwich on April 1st. What unique skill did it possess?

8. Where could you enjoy tea and cakes on Easter Monday?

9. Which Parwich couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in April?

10. Whose delightful daffodils were featured in The Stunner?

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Unusual Sighting In Parwich

Our roving reporter was stunned to come across a very welcome visitor to Parwich yesterday. We understand this particular gentleman had had a very busy time the night before so he must have made a very special effort to visit us here in the village.

He gave us a cheery wave and before we knew it he was on his way.

We’ll try to be good….and hope to see you next year!

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Thirty five friends took the morning air and walked to Tissington today for the 3rd annual Christmas day walk – some for the first time.  It was a beautiful walk, with perfect blue skies and snow lining the fields.  On arrival at Tissington, a picnic table ladened with nibbles and flasks of coffee and mulled wine greeted the walkers.  Thank you to everyone who provided the goodies – roll on the next walk.


Photos – JF-S, Nick F-S & Ben. Single/double click on each photo to enlarge

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Church Fair Photos

Thank you to JF-S for sending in these photos of today’s Church Fair – a delightful event.

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