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It’s only two weeks till Wakes make sure you have the dates in your diary…

Saturday 30th June ‘Wakes Saturday’

  • 9.45am – Oddfellows’ procession – Starting from the Sycamore
  • 11am – Oddfellows’ Service – St Peter’s Church. All welcome
  • 1.15 pm – Oddfellows’ Dinner – Parwich Memorial Hall
  • 10am to 2pm – Village Market on the Green – contact for a stall
  • 6pm – Fancy Dress and Carnival – Assemble at the School steps
  • 6.15pm – Grand Fancy Dress Carnival Procession around the village ending at the Green
  • 7.30pm – Hog Roast and Doveholes Brass Band Concert

Sunday 1st July:

  • 11am – The Campsite ‘Songs of Praise Service’ – Parsons Croft
  • 12noon – Fun and Games with the Campers – Parsons Croft
  • Tractor run arranged by the Sycamore Inn
  • 6pm – Treasure Hunts around the Village – Start on the Green; end at Legion
  • 7.30pm – Wakes BBQ – Legion

Monday 2nd July Children’s Sports (open to all):

  • 6.30 pm Children’s Sports – Nethergreen

Tuesday 3rd July: The 41st Annual Parwich Hill Race (Starting and finishing at The Sycamore and run over Parwich Hill and roads around Parwich)

  • 7pm – Local Ladies’ Race
  • 7.30 pm – Junior Hill Race (Local Children are defined as those who were, or still are, eligible to attend Parwich School. (14 Years old and under)
  • 8pm – Senior Hill Race (Entry £4)

Wednesday 4th July

  • 6.30pm – Strongman Competition – Organised and supported by the Sycamore Inn. For further details contact Kirsty on 01335 390212.

Thursday 5th July: Children’s Film Night and Ball Race

  • 6.30 pm – Children’s Film Night Film – Paddington 2 – Parwich Memorial Hall
  • 8pm – Ball race on Pump Hill

Friday 6th July – Party Night!

  • 8.30pm – Doors open. Music by The Vipers. Tickets £5 (pay on door) Under 12’s free if accompanied by an adult
  • Bar provided by the Legion. Parwich Memorial Hall

Wakes 2019 is on Saturday 29th June.

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A talk by Jean Yates on Bradbourne’s Lord of the Manor and Norman Knight Si Gaefridos de Cauceis

Bradbourne Church Hall

Wednesday 13th June 7.30 pm

Entrance £3 including refreshments

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After a close contest in the previous rounds, Kevin McNeil stepped up and stole this season’s title and so is the crowned Parwich Scalextric Champion 2018! Well done to Kevin and thanks to all those others who participated in the slot car fun.

This is how the championship table finished up:-

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Double Helping of Bowls


Just when you thought that the Bowls Club twaddle had dried up you get hit by two weeks in one! Serves you right. There are some really tight matches for some reason this season with the odd point or so winning or losing.

Tuesday League.

Home – Matlock Bath – 15 May – 6.00pm

The topic of conversation was about loo’s of all things this week. Having played on the 50 pence green next to the mining museum for years it looks as though the Matlock Bath Club could cease. Some bright spark on the local Council has decided that they will close the public toilets, also next to the museum. What the general public in Matlock Bath will do after 4 o’clock doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination! Keep your fingers crossed, and possibly legs crossed, that some sense will prevail. The bowls, however, was really very good. Matlock got off to a flying start winning the first two games with ease, 42 – 28. Our intrepid Captain started the charge back grabbing victory by one point. All down to our Edith and Rick, who dear reader came through again with a stonking win 21 – 8. When all was added up the match result was a draw 70 points apiece.

Home – Whitworth Park A – 22 May – 6.00pm.

Again for a couple of matches now we have been blessed with gorgeous weather and tonight was no exception. It was truly beautiful down on Parsons Croft and the bowls wasn’t too bad either. On, thankfully, very few occasions you come across a game where, however hard you try, you cannot win. Dennis and Clara E had such an experience in this game. Tactics can play a large part in a bowls game and particularly where you know your opponents cannot win however hard they try. Corner to corner on a bowls green is a very long distance and Clara and Dennis’s opponents used this method. Needless to say, unfortunately they did not win. Cavalry was awaiting just over the crown of the green and our three other pairs all won handsomely. Parwich 63, Whitworth 59. Take that.

Next match – Away – Bakewell – 29 May – 6.00pm.

Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Wirksworth – 17 May – 1.45pm.

Although we lost the doubles two games to one, thanks to a good win by Dawn and Audrey we were only 7 points down. Parwich 47, Wirksworth 54.

The singles was a whole new matter altogether. Again this week, because of holiday absences we only had 11 players in total. With very judicious pairing, total luck really, by our stand in Captain John H, we pulled it off again. Romping home 88 points to 59 with Harry B and Edith leading the way. Up until this match Wirksworth hadn’t lost, but we got a really excellent win, Parwich 135, Wirksworth 113. I get the feeling that it will be a totally different story on their green later in the season.

Away – Bradwell – 24 May – 1.45pm

Bradwell are top of the League and going great guns. Although we lost the doubles games Tony and Liz had a very good win 21 – 20. Other good scores meant we were still there at 62 – 51 down. The singles as you avid readers will know is where we shine. Unfortunately somebody forgot to bring the Brasso or was it Duraglit. For the first time that I can recall we

only won one game, well done Audrey B. Although we were beaten by a better side we still got over 100 points, just. Bradwell 149, Parwich 103.

Next Match – Home – Matlock Park – 31 May – 1.45pm.

I am reliably informed that a very, very good time was had by all when the Oddfellows invaded the green last Saturday. Would that we could encourage them to come down every week to play for us in the leagues. Come you guys you know it makes sense.

John B.

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