The Guide Dog Association of Chesterfield and their fabulous members in Hasland.
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Your guide to entertainment in the coming months in Hasland, the town centre and beyond.
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Welcome to Hasland Magazine
Wow, issue number 3! The last few months have ﬂown by keeping busy uncovering all the incredible people and activities that Hasland has to oﬀer. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year.
We’ve got some great articles this issue including a look at how the Guide Dog Association is thriving in Hasland and the eﬀect it has had on diﬀerent people’s lives. Our bridal and prom style feature is a must read for anyone with a big event coming up. I’m so happy to be able to oﬀer some great competition prizes again this issue. There are tickets on oﬀer from Hasland Playhouse Theatre and a kids drawing competition for tickets to see Ben & Holly Live at Mansﬁeld Palace Theatre. There’s such a lot of entertainment on oﬀer in the area over the next couple of months ‐ I’ve had to expand the What’s On Guide! I’ve been lucky enough to secure an interview with comedian Henning Wehn ahead of his visits to Chesterﬁeld and Sheﬃeld in the coming months. I’ve also chatted to Andy Bennett, former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist and now a fabulous solo artist with an album due very soon. I’d love to hear more from local residents and Hasland Magazine readers. Send me your feedback about the articles in the magazine and let me know if there are any stories you would like me to cover. Do you know someone who has done something exciting? A sporting achievement, a great eﬀort for charity, or something completely oﬀ the wall? Let me know! Thanks again for the support I have received from local businesses who are willing to advertise in the magazine ‐ there certainly wouldn’t be a magazine without them so let them know if you’ve seen their ads or give them a try if there’s a company you haven’t used before. A couple of the regular advertisers have proﬁles next to their ads this month ‐ you might ﬁnd out that there’s more to their business than you thought.
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23rd February Andy Bennett (formerly of Ocean Colour Scene) Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm.
Hasland Stay & Play Group 9.30‐11.30am Hasland Youth Centre. Free of charge. Catering for babies to 4 years. A variety of diﬀerent toys for the children. Snack and drink provided for children. Activities include baby corner, storytime, singing, messy play and craft. We are also looking for new volunteers to help us to run the group. Ballroom Dancing Draper’s Dance ‐ Book in advance ‐ Hasland Village Hall ‐ 7‐10pm ‐ 01142 695703 Friendship Group for Men Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 2‐4pm 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 6‐7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7‐8.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 6‐7.30pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7.30‐9pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Chesterﬁeld Garland Dancers 7.30pm Methodist Church, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road S40 2EN. All welcome ‐ dancers and musicians ‐ contact the secretary ﬁrst on enquiry@chesterﬁeldgarland.org. Zumba Gold Hasland Methodist Church 11.30am‐12.30pm. Louise Berry ‐ Tel: 07790 338091 Community Choir Hasland Hall School (term time) 7pm‐8.30pm. Christina McKechnie 0776 3308773. Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon ‐ contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library Eastwood Park Drive 1.50‐3.20pm 12th Feb, 12th March.
1st March ‘Dfacto’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland.
2nd March ‘Carl Sinclair Trio’ Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm.
Buggy Fitness 11am Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk. Hasland Community Football Club ‐ Hasland Hall School Sports Hall ‐ 5.45‐8.45pm Line Dancing Evening ‐ Hasland Working Men’s Club Tel: 07750 669520 Ashfriend Bereavement Group ‐ 2‐4pm ‐ Val Gormon 01246 229329 Dance Classes Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 4.30‐5.30pm ‐ Ely Starbrook 07399 503888 Pilates Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 6.20pm for Improvers / Intermediate & 7.30pm for Beginners / Improvers ‐ Jill ‐ 0795 756 6704 or email@example.com. Ladies Circle ‐ Every other Wednesday ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7.30‐10pm. A variety of speakers, outings and meals throughout the year. Margie Hodgkin 01246 823795 Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Every other Wednesday ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035 Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.45‐7.00pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Wednesday Youth Club Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7‐9pm Jumping Clay After School Group Masons Coﬀee Lounge. Making with clay every Wednesday in term time. 3 – 4pm All ages welcome. £2.50 per make. Booking recommended ‐ call Lucy on 07557 738286. Big Local Senior Citizens IT Queries 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month. Support with your IT Queries. Bring your own device along. £1 donation for cuppa and biscuits. Call 07759 795927 for more information. Hasland Hangout Hasland Methodist Church 3‐5pm (term time) ‐ see ad opposite. First Wednesday of each month Nightingale Ladies Probus ‐ 10am at The Old House, Loundsley Green. Coﬀee and a speaker (Ladies over 50). Call Joanne on 01246 850149
1st February ‘The Don’t Know’s’ Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm. 1st February ‘Trinity Road’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 2nd February ‘The Wonderwhy’s’ Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm. 2nd February ‘Fahrenheit’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 8th February ‘Andy Jones’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 9th February Charlotte Young ‐ Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm. 9th February Spital Cemetery Gardening Group 10am‐12.30pm. Meet at the chapels. 10th February Spital Cemetery General Tour 1pm‐2pm. Meet at the bottom entrance. Tours are free but donations are welcome to help in the work to promote the cemetery. 15th February ‘Origin’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 15th February Spital Arts concert ‘Flamenco with Alma Gitana’ ‐ St Leonards Mission Church 7.30pm Tickets £10. Contact 01246 220741 or visit liveandlocal.org.uk for more information. 16th February ‘TC & The Top Cat’ Live Music at The Pig & Pump from 9pm. 22nd February ‘Sound Thieves’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland.
8th March ‘Domino’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 9th March Spital Cemetery Gardening Group 10am‐12.30pm. Meet at the chapels. 10th March Spital Cemetery Tour 1pm‐2pm. Meet at the bottom entrance. Tours are free but donations are welcome to help in the work to promote the cemetery. 12th March International Women’s Day Service in Spital Cemetery ‐ 2pm. Meet at the Chapels. The service will be at the graveside of Mary Swanwick, celebrating the contribution of women to education. 15th March Spike Winter Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 22nd March ‘The Rough Cutts’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 29th March ‘Midlife Crisis’ Live Music at The Shoulder of Mutton, Hasland. 29th March Spital Arts concert ‘Jig for a Kiss’ ‐ St Leonards Mission Church. Contact 01246 220741 for more information. 30th‐31st March Come and enjoy the fabulous display of daﬀodils in Spital Cemetery. On Saturday 30th there will be a guided walk ‘Cemetery Symbolism and Flower Carvings from 11am‐1pm.
Every Monday HIIT Interval Training for Women with Manda Croft’s Fitness. Hasland Methodist Church at 6.45pm. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk for more details Badminton Hasland Hall School 7.30‐9pm ‐ Term time ‐ Contact Margaret Link 07976 365678 or 01246 235665 Zumba Hasland Methodist Church Hall 7‐8pm ‐ Natalie 07702 027451 Ringcraft Dog Club Hasland Village Hall ‐ 7.30‐10.30pm ‐ Mrs Cost 01246 235826. Community Lunch (last Monday of the month) ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 12noon‐1.30pm Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5‐6.30pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Football Training Eastwood Park ‐ evening Walking for Health in Hasland 2nd Monday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 Hampton Painting Group 12‐3 pm at Hasland Working Mens Club. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. NB Dance Academy Hasland Junior School • 4:30‐5:15pm Ages 3‐6 Years • 5:15‐6:00pm Ages 7‐12 Years • Contact 07779 283033 or Facebook ‘NB Dance Academy ‐Hasland’. Modern, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Street Dance, Lyrical & Musical Theatre. Regular exam and competition entry’s or just for fun. Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Children’s Musical Theatre & Adult Dance. Contact Elly on 07399 503888. Slimming World 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Ikon Church ‐ Lynda 07938 021797 6
Every Thursday FITCLUB Circuit Training 7‐8pm ‐ Hasland Hall School Gym ‐ Kat Burton 07955 353186 Hasland Humming Bees Parent & Toddler Group ‐ Hasland Baptist Church Hall 9.30‐11am. First child £2, siblings £1 inc refreshments. Facebook: Hasland Humming Bees. Slimming World Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9am‐11am ‐ Lynda 07938 021797 Pilates Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 11am‐12noon ‐ Jane Biggin 07773 516334 Mums & Toddlers (Viv) ‐ Hasland Youth Centre 9‐11.30am Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐6.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Walking Football Eastwood Park ‐ 10‐11am MUGA Jog Group Eastwood Park ‐ 7pm MUGA Walking for health in Hasland 4th Thursday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. 10am‐12 noon. Chair based exercise and generation games. 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at Grassmoor Methodist Church. 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at The Hasland Hub, 2 Saxton Close, Hasland. Call 07759 795927 for more information.
Hasland Magazine Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon ‐ contact email@example.com or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld Lunch Club 11am‐4pm. Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre. asianassociation@OBTmail.com
Every Friday Buggy Fitness 11am at Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk for more details Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐9.30pm. Call Richard on 07713 833465 Youth Centre Football Eastwood Park ‐ Evening 1st Friday of each month Chesterﬁeld Stroke Group 2‐4pm St. Thomas Church Centre, Brampton. Tel: 07797 284885. Email: chesterﬁeldstrokegroup@yahoo.com. A peer support group to help stroke survivors (and carers) make the best recovery they can.
Every Saturday Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Children’s Tap, Ballet, Modern & Acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888. Coﬀee Shop at Wesley’s ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9.30am‐12.30pm. A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments. All welcome. Angela Goggins ‐ Tel: 01246 203035 Junior Football League ‐ Eastwood Park ‐ 10am‐noon
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Come along and join us, whatever your age or gender. Share the gardening AND the produce. No gardening experience necessary…all tools and equipment provided. We aim to grow what you would like to eat! We are coming to the end of our ﬁrst season and preparing the ground for the winter and planting next spring.
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Issue 2 competition winners A Bunch of Amateurs at Hasland Theatre winner: K. Salt Lionel Richie Songbook at Mansﬁeld Palace winner: R. Chew Wheelgate Family Pass winner: C. Mansell
THE BRIDGE INN BLUES AWAY TRAVEL The Bridge Inn Blues Away Travel has been running at least one coach to every Chesterﬁeld FC game since August 2009. We also arrange weekend trips for two or three games per season. You can always be assured of a friendly welcome and a good day out when travelling with the Bridge Inn. For information please contact Paul or Kimberley by private message through Facebook or on 07722 878620.
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Upcoming trips: Aldershot Town ‐ Saturday 19th January 2019 Departure: 7:30 am, Price: A: £28, U16: £14 Braintree Town ‐ Saturday 2nd February 2019 Departure: 7:30 am, Price: A: £28, U16: £14 Barnet ‐ Tuesday 12th February 2019 Departure: 11:30 am, Price: A: £26, U16: £13 AFC Fylde ‐ Saturday 16th February 2019 Departure: 8:30 am, Price: A: £17, U16: £8 Wrexham ‐ Saturday 2nd March 2019 Departure: 8:30 am, Price: A: £17, U16: £8 Bromley ‐ Tuesday 12th March 2019 Departure: 11:00 am, Price: A: £28, U16: £14 Havant & Waterlooville ‐ Sat 16th March 2019 Departure: 7:00 am, Price: A: £30, U16: £15 The Braintree Town and Havant & Waterlooville ﬁxtures are subject to change if Chesterﬁeld are still in the FA Trophy at that date.
Coffee Shop at Wesley’s Hasland Methodist Church Saturdays 9.30am ‐ 12.30pm A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments We have a selection of light snacks and a choice of teas, coﬀees & squash served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Children made welcome We thank the teams of volunteers, who serve every Saturday, and we always welcome any new helpers
Coffee,Tea and IT Digital devices for beginners: laptops, ipads, phones and more. 3rd Thursday of the month ‐ Grassmoor The Methodist Church, North Wingﬁeld Road 10am‐12noon 4th Thursday of the month ‐ Hasland Hasland Working Men’s Club, Hampton Street 10am‐12noon February: Grassmoor 21st Hasland 28th March: Grassmoor 21st Hasland 28th
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Barbara’s well earned Honour
There were a few Chesterﬁeld folks who were given honours in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. Darts legend John Lowe earned an MBE for services to darts and charity. Mervyn Allcock earned an MBE for services to Railway Preservation and Development for his work as the founder of the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society which saved and saving the Barrow Hill engine shed. Founder, Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society. For services to Railway Preservation and Development. Even closer to home, Hasland’s own Barbara Arrandale was honoured with an MBE for Services to the Community. Barbara has been very active in the local community since her retirement. She was behind the creation of the Hasland Hall Park Community Association and has played a huge part in the development of Eastwood Park as a founding member of the Friends of Eastwood Park. The Friends worked in close co‐operation with Chesterﬁeld Borough Council to secure £1.2 million funding which was used to revitalise the park. The group relaunched the Hasland Gala Day which has been hugely popular in the village ever since. I had no idea until this month that Barbara also played a key role in setting up the ‘Walking for Health Group’ which encourages hundreds of people to get together to enjoy the Derbyshire countryside whilst keeping ﬁt and for many ‐ avoiding isolation. A massive achievement. She is involved in many other initiatives including helping co‐ordinate the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery Fund and being a governor for local schools. Barbara told me “I was overwhelmed to receive the letter oﬀering me the award, which came in late November. I had no idea. Philip, my wonderful husband, had been working on this since April 2017. Dear friends Margaret Blurton, who got the information about applying, and Gill Horn, who co‐ordinated the collection of the many letters of support worked very closely with him to bring this about. So many wonderful people who kept it all quiet! It is such an honour and I am totally thrilled to bits. It is wonderful to live in such a great community with so many good souls willing and keen to make the neighbourhood great!” Hasland is very proud of you Barbara and we thank you for all your many eﬀorts and contributions to our local life.
Happy 40th Birthday Caroline
Congratulations Devon & Liam on the birth of Woody Evans
A little late but we couldn’t resist! We hope you had a blast.
Born 19/12/18 at 4.06pm ‐ 7lb 5oz
Your Hasland Crew.x
Lots of love Mum, Dad, Tamsyn, Finley & Phoebe.x
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News from Spital Cemetery Are you a Cooperative member? Liz Cook from the Friends of Spital Cemetery asks if you would please choose ‘The Tool House Project’ as your local cause. The Co‐op in Spital chose the project as one of their local causes to receive 1% of members spend on Co‐op own brand products. They are trying to raise funds to renovate a small stone building in the cemetery near the chapels (the old gravediggers’ tool house) so that they have a base in the cemetery to store tools. The shed also has running water which would mean they will be able to serve refreshments at events and to visitors on their tours.
Daﬀodils in Bloom March is a really fabulous time to visit the cemetery, when it is ablaze with large yellow daﬀodils. Over the last three years the Friends of the Cemetery have advertised a ‘Daﬀodil Weekend’ in advance but it is really tricky picking the right date. In 2016 they were in ﬂower and wonderful at the end of January but last year they were not in bloom until Spring had actually arrived on 20th March. This year, considering the long term forecast which suggests we’re in for the coldest winter in 10 years, they will be celebrating Daﬀodil Weekend on 30th/31st March to coincide with Mothering Sunday. On 30th there will be a guided tour. See the ‘What’s On’ section on page 6 for news and events or look on the Friend’s website ‐ www.friendsofspitalcemetery.co.uk. You can also email them at email@example.com.
Activities & Support at The Asian Association The Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld & North Derbyshire is based on Saxton Close in Hasland. The group oﬀer many diﬀerent services and activities including a luncheon club every Thursday from 11am to 4pm. There are diﬀerent activities on oﬀer each week such as arts and crafts, exercise, card making for Diwali preparation and educational talks. They also oﬀer pamper sessions and activities for carers. If you would like more information about the Asian Association you can contact their volunteer, Damanjeet Kaur by calling 01246 297452 or via email at asianassociation@OBTmail.com.
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Get on with it We are lucky enough to have two opportunities to see comedy favourite and self titled ‘German Comedy Ambassador to the United Kingdom’ Henning Wehn nearby in the coming months. His current stand‐up tour visits both Sheﬃeld and Chesterﬁeld. I’m extremely pleased that Henning agreed to answer a few of my questions about the tour and what else he has in the pipeline ‐ a Hasland Magazine exclusive!
Henning has won numerous comedy awards and appeared on several TV and radio shows since he began his comedy career in 2003. His most recent appearances include ‘Live At The Apollo’ BBC2, ‘Have I Got News For You’ BBC1, ‘Would I Lie To You’ BBC1, ‘Fighting Talk’ BBC Radio 5 Live and ‘The Unbelievable Truth’ BBC Radio 4. The description for the tour reads: ‘You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going. This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand‐wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!’ Hi Henning. I am really looking forward to the show. Can you give us an idea of what we can expect in terms of subject matter? I’m guessing Brexit will be a big focus.
The show is an unbiased look at Brexit and just like the public discourse the show is light on facts and heavy on casual xenophobia. In short, something for everyone. Does your act evolve from week to week alongside the current news or do you have a carefully written set plan?
Well, the basic parameters tend not to change too much. But I need to update the name of the Brexit Secretary quite frequently. You’ve spent many years in London and have been a regular at the Edinburgh festival but how do Midlands audiences compare?
Ask me again after the gigs. Are you still happiest on stage doing your own stand‐up or do you equally enjoy your TV appearances?
Without any doubt for me doing stand‐up is the most enjoyable part of my work. I saw you some time ago in my favourite vegan cafe in Nottingham and I read online that you are Vegan. I’ve seen some of your tweets about the subject too. Are you tempted to bring more of this subject into your stand up shows?
Yes, if it ﬁts the narrative. In the last show, Westphalia Is Not An Option, I had a chunk on the topic. But this time the topic somehow didn't present itself. Or maybe a Henning Wehn Vegan cookery show ‐ there’s deﬁnitely a market for it now that our numbers are on the increase!
Great idea! Would you consider being my agent? But to warn you: my cooking is limited. What I could do is front a road trip visiting vegan restaurants and cafes up and down the country. It's gob‐smacking how many there are. Even in the middle of nowhere. Actually, ﬁnding good food is one of the most fun thing about touring. I used to look for vegan places long before I became one, because you knew that, whatever you make of it, at least the cooking's been given some thought. And with the greatest respect but chain restaurants have other priorities. A great resource to ﬁnd hidden gems is happycow.net
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Have you had time to sightsee in the past whilst touring Derbyshire and South Yorkshire? Are there any spots that you particularly enjoyed such as our wonky Crooked Spire in Chesterﬁeld?
Oh yes, last time in Chesterﬁeld I went up the Crooked Spire. Fabulous view from on top! Still haven't seen the Spireites in action yet. Hopefully they're playing at home when I'm there. What else do you have going on between tour dates and after the tour?
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Spring is just around the corner and the wedding and prom seasons are on their way. I chatted to Hasland resident and bridal boutique owner Gemma Smart about what’s going to be popular for bridal and promwear for Spring / Summer 2019 and beyond.
Wedding Belles and Prom Queens Gemma oﬀers a huge range of styles and designers in her boutique and is always up to date with the latest ranges from her favourite designers. Whether you are planning a traditional ceremony, a romantic beach escape or a glamorous prom celebration, Derbyshire Bridal Boutique can help you ﬁnd the dress of your dreams. Some styles are constant favourites among brides to be. Victoria Kay is always a popular choice oﬀering a range of choices split into two collections, each of which are constantly updated to reﬂect current trends. The bespoke range from Victoria Kay, The White Collection, oﬀers an enchanting choice of fairytale dresses, adorned with lace and secret sparkle. The Ella Collection is an aﬀordable range which still maintains a beautiful standard of workmanship and a wealth of gorgeous styles to suit women of any age and shape. Victoria Kay Gemma’s current W245 from the favourite is from the ‘Enchanted’ range White Collection by Victoria Kay. She loves the W245 ‐ a traditional fairytale dress with sweetheart neckline and capped sleeves. If you like a Victoria Kay dress but would like to change a detail to suit you more closely they are happy to alter and make your dress bespoke for you. Millie May & Millie Grace are also popular choices. Millie May oﬀers a range for the more slender ﬁgure and Millie Grace dresses work beautifully with curves to enhance fuller ﬁgures. Although everyone’s tastes are diﬀerent the bridal market provides a wealth of choice in terms 18
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of style and budget. For someone looking for something a little diﬀerent and unique Gemma would recommend looking at some of the new two piece wedding outfit styles. Millie May oﬀer a boho range which features ﬂowing gowns adorned with ribbon and lace for an ethereal feel. If you prefer more simplistic lines, there is a gown in a similar style to the one worn by Meghan Markle available from Justin Alexander (style 8936). It mirrors the classic, elegant style worn by Meghan on her big day and will no doubt prove a huge hit in the coming months. This dress epitomises the ‘less is more’ trend. Let’s not forget the bridesmaids! Angel B Bridesmaids are Gemma’s current bestseller. Their dresses suit ladies and girls of all shapes and sizes and come with a train of their own. If you’re looking for more elaborate they also oﬀer sequin dresses. Lots of lace is a key theme for 2019. Navy promises to be popular and Gemma predicts we will see other strong colours creeping into the 2020
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available in diﬀerent colour choices. These dresses are aimed and cut for the younger girl to feel amazing on what may be her ﬁrst formal night out. Fitted mermaid styles are very popular with lots of young ladies choosing reds, blues, or nude tones for their dresses. Twilight Design oﬀer jewellery and accessory choices to match the prom dresses. Corsages are back in fashion this year with many girls choosing ﬂowers over jewellery. With so much choice available selecting such an important dress can seem overwhelming and many brides don’t know where to start. Gemma is a warm and friendly person who loves to get to know her clients. At her ﬁrst consultation she likes to chat to her client to gather their thoughts and preference. The clients then have a browse and select dresses they like. These are then tried on in the changing rooms. Gemma then goes and picks an alternative dress based on what she feels will suit the client perfectly. Often this is a style the bride had not considered or had previously dismissed but many times clients go with Gemma’s choice. She is always truthful and objective with her clients to ensure they look amazing on their day. Derbyshire Bridal Boutique then make the
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alterations and changes to complete the perfect outfit and Gemma is on hand until the big day for any changes. The Boutique will soon be launching a dressing service. The team will travel to the venue to dress the bride and her bridesmaids on the big day.
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Getting festive! Bron (left with Zebedee) along with other volunteers including Gabbie (second on the right)
Hasland’s Top Guide Dog Team I have met some of the volunteers from the Guide Dog Chesterﬁeld Group in the past when organising events at Hasland Infant School. The team have been along to a few events with some of their beautiful dogs and a trading stall selling Guide Dog merchandise. It was only recently that I realised how active the group is in Hasland. Branch Organiser for Chesterﬁeld Gabbie lives in Hasland as does Guide Dog Owner Irene, Guide Dog boarder Julie as well as Bron’s sister Kay who is also a volunteer. Bron, a local puppy walker is nearby in Calow too. I chatted to four of them about how Guide Dogs has aﬀected their lives in diﬀerent ways.
Gabbie Pattison - Branch Organiser Gabbie has been involved with the group for nearly 10 years now. She explained that the group is made up of volunteers both sighted and visually impaired. There are currently around 50 volunteers in the Chesterﬁeld Group, a huge improvement on the 10 or so that were registered back in 2009. They cover a variety of roles such as boarders, puppy walkers, drivers, collection box coordinators and fundraisers and they all play a vital role.
Initially Gabbie took on a role as a collection box co‐ordinator after seeing an advert in the Derbyshire Times. She was given care of 30 boxes with the classic labrador ﬁgure on top, that were already in situ in various locations and then given more to take out to ﬁnd some willing companies to house them. To date she has over 100 boxes in place including life size dogs such as the one in Sainsburys in Chesterﬁeld, which last year alone raised almost £1800. The district fundraiser based in Nottingham soon recruited Gabbie and Guide Dog Owner Irene and asked Gabbie if she would be willing to join the group and help it to grow. Gabbie’s previous experience in charity work and school Parent Teacher Associations had set her up for success. As she took over, the group was raising an impressive £8000 per year average. Gabbie suggested small changes such as collection buckets instead of tins and appearing at functions and raised the proﬁle of the group. In the last ﬁnancial year they hit an amazing £40,000 and have been the top trading branch in the country for the last 3 years, raising more funds than some cities. Gabbie told me that the competitive element adds a little fun to the fundraising and helps to drive the team. She also praises the people of Chesterﬁeld for being so giving and supportive of the cause and especially their group. Last year the fundraising group attended over 100 events ranging from a brownie group meeting to a college visit. They have recently visited Tesco, Morrison’s and The Proact Stadium to promote Guide Dogs and fundraise. They bring along the guide dogs, guide dog puppies, withdrawn dogs and retired guide dogs who each take small shifts so that the dogs don’t become tired. The Trading tables are set up with Guide Dog merchandise so that people can contribute funds in diﬀerent ways. The group raise money and awareness by chatting with people who are interested in meeting the dogs. Chesterﬁeld Hospital have proved a great venue for the group. In 2017 one fundraising day was held there and proved so successful that they booked 8 days in 2018 and 15 days are planned for 2019. Sales from the merchandise stall there last year raised over £5000. There are diﬀerent
people attending all the time so it’s a great way to make more people aware of the charity. The staﬀ are fantastic and get involved too, the Eye Centre even hold their own raﬄe every year funded by the staﬀ. The Pavements Shopping Centre and Dobbies have both provided space for the group whilst the Crafty Dog pub held a charity race night and the Devonshire Arms in Hasland held a coﬀee morning. A fundraising event was also held at Chesterﬁeld Bowl who kindly allowed 10 lanes to be used for 60 people to bowl ‐ blindfolded! Volunteer Bron even managed to bowl from lane 5 onto lane 7! Gabbie co‐ordinates events in Hasland too, often standing at Hasland Gala. Gabbie met Lee Rowley, the MP for North East Derbyshire at an event and asked him to undertake a blindfold walk with a GDMI and trainee Guide Dog. They met with local engagement oﬃcer Jo and they showed him the lay of the land of the route in Clay Cross as a sighted person. They then blindfolded him and gave him a white cane and guided him along the route. After this he did the same route again with a Guide Dog. He found it to be a very humbling experience which showed him the value of the Guide Dog. The group meet monthly at the Rose and Crown Pub in Brampton on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm. The pub put on a buﬀet and the group has become very sociable and fun. They have a Christmas party every year as well as group trips and events including a trip to the beach which is always a real treat for people and dogs alike. A popular area is close to Cleethorpes where the dogs can have a ball running on the sands whilst the owners and volunteers chat and enjoy the day. All members can join in the events. The group is always looking for volunteers, both sighted and visually impaired. Gabbie told me that Guide Dogs has had a massive impact on her life personally. She has met many friends through the group over the years and she gets a huge amount of satisfaction from knowing that she is helping such a wonderful cause. The local group are a brilliant fundraising team as well as a great social group and support network for those involved.
Irene Cooper - Guide Dog Owner Originally from Essex, Hasland resident Irene has been a Guide Dog Owner for many years now. To date she has had 8 dogs over a period of 41 years. There have been a couple of occasions where the human/dog match hasn’t quite worked out which is to be expected when such a close bond is needed for the relationship to be successful. She has kept one of her retired guide dogs, Victoria, providing a lovely retirement for the dog and great comfort for Irene as she didn’t have to part with her. When the retired dogs have to be rehomed, this can be very diﬃcult for the dog and the owner. Members of the public can apply to re‐home a Guide Dog on the National Website, www.guidedogs.org.uk. Irene is now totally blind, her vision has always been impaired but it has deteriorated through her life. As a child she could read large print but not clearly enough to learn conventionally. She attended a school for the blind. She told me it’s diﬃcult to say exactly when her sight left her completely. She can remember moving house in 1991 and being able to see a green display on a washing machine but the loss happened so gradually that there was no deﬁning moment. Guide Dogs have made the world of diﬀerence to Irene. She now lives alone so her canine friend is all the more important. She brought along her beautiful German Shepherd, Demi for me to meet. Demi is ﬁve and a half years old and has lived with Irene since she was nearly two years old. She is a truly beautiful dog and her devotion to her owner is obvious. She sat patiently in the cafe whilst we chatted and didn’t mind being interrupted from time to time for some fuss by other customers admiring her. Irene told me about her life in Hasland ‐ an area that she loves living in. She has an amazing support network locally, many of whom she has met through the Guide Dogs Chesterﬁeld Group. She volunteers regularly and attends many of the fundraising events with Demi. Irene chatted about the changes that happen in the life of a Guide Dog. They spend their ﬁrst six weeks with their Mum in the home of a volunteer brood bitch holder, before spending a week being assessed at the Guide Dog Breeding Centre to see if they may be suitable to go onto the next stage. From 7 weeks old they go to a puppy walker such as Bron where they will stay until they are one year old. After this they go to the training facility (the closest to us is in Atherton). The dogs spend 16 weeks at the centre where they are introduced to a harness, taught to walk in a straight line unless there is an obstacle, and to stop at the kerb. Outside in
practice it is the owner that makes the decisions rather than the dog. For example a dog cannot judge the speed of traﬃc. David Blunkett described it as like asking a three year old to cross the M1. The next step is to a GDMI (Guide dog mobility instructor) where the dogs harness and roadwork is ﬁne tuned. They work in the community and have a list of people who have been assessed as eligible to go onto the waiting list. They match the attributes of the dog and the person to make the best partnership. Some of the things they consider are the persons height, weight, gait and requirements. You don’t need to be totally blind to have a Guide Dog. As they work with the dog, the GDMI is considering the list of potential owners. Having found the best match they contact them and arrange a matching visit. At that meeting they walk the dog around the block with the recipient to test out the partnership. Irene has done 5 matching visits with her 8 dogs as initially it wasn’t part of the Guide Dog procedure. If the matching visit is successful then it’s an exciting time for the new owner who has just a few weeks wait to start training. Usually the association tries to time the retirement of one dog alongside the preparation of the next but the owner can still be left without a working dog for some time. Working dogs are assessed between 8 and 9 years old to plan for their retirement. Irene waited 8 months between her last two dogs, she still managed to get out and about with a white cane but it made a huge diﬀerence to her independence and conﬁdence and she hurt her face when she collided with a truck trailer when using a pelican crossing. Once the dog is matched with the owner they attend a training course. It is often more cost eﬀective for a few people to do this course together so they may spend two weeks in a hotel ‐ this is a great sociable bonus for the Guide Dog owners too. They bond with their dog by spending time together, grooming, feeding and playing with them. They go out with their dog and GDMI every day, gradually building up the length and diﬃculty of the walk. The training is then moved to the owners home and the GDMI visits most days. They learn three routes to begin with, one of these routes will become the ‘qualifying’ route. On the day of qualiﬁcation a second GDMI is in attendance to watch them walk one of their routes. It’s up to the individual Guide Dog owner whether they want to know in advance when this will happen ‐ Irene prefers not to know! The owner cannot keep the dog’s working harness until the dog is fully qualiﬁed.
Pups in training Bonnie (top left), Harry (top right), Zebedee (bottom left) & Nevison (bottom right)
Once training is complete the owner signs a contract for the dog which is sealed by a small fee of 50p ‐ this just acts as a token to make the contract binding. Demi is the ﬁrst German Shepherd that Irene has owned, having previously had labrador’s or labrador/golden retriever dogs which account for 70% of Guide Dogs. Demi accompanies Irene wherever she goes including the Queens park gym twice each week where Demi sits and waits whilst she exercises (although she will try to get attention from other gym users who love to see her there ‐ she even has a favourite instructor!). The duo go shopping regularly both in Hasland and the town centre, as well as attending fundraising events and visiting Sheﬃeld on the train. She also visits the Guide Dog Oﬃces in Nottingham. Irene is a member of the ‘My Guide’ service where a sighted volunteer is matched with a visually impaired person so that they can visit new places, meet someone for a coﬀee or even let the dog oﬀ the harness to play and free‐run for a while. Irene spoke about how very important it is that people realise that they shouldn’t distract a Guide Dog whilst they are wearing their working harness. Of course it’s ok to chat to the owner and Irene positively encourages that, as it helps her to avoid feeling isolated. If you’re unsure ‐ just ask ﬁrst! Labradors in particular are easily distracted and the owner is depending on the dog’s concentration. Irene loves Demi and Victoria very much and says she wouldn’t ever like to be without a Guide Dog as they give her so much independence and companionship.
Irene and Demi chanelling their inner Labrador
Bron Rawlins - Puppy Walker Bron was a teacher from Hasland who decided to take a career break and subsequently became involved with Guide Dogs. She is from Calow and her Mum lives in Hasland. The puppy she is currently walking ‐ Zebedee ‐ visits Hasland shops most Saturdays with Bron. The puppies originate from a specialist breeding centre in Leamington Spa. The Centre has strong ethics about dog breeding. Some puppies are earmarked for breeding and most for a working life. Zebedee is the third puppy that Bron has looked after. Prior to that she boarded guide dogs so that their owners and other puppy walkers could take holidays. She had friends who were already involved with the charity and loved the idea of joining in. She made the initial application online then was invited by the local supervisor to visit a puppy class for guide dogs. The supervisor came along to Bron’s home to make sure that she had a safe garden with an area suitable for the dog to learn to go to the toilet on command. Zebedee has lived with Bron since he was ten weeks old although they normally join her at 7 weeks. Her role begins by teaching them their name and to go out to toilet on command. Essentially they get used to living in a house whilst being socialised by Bron who takes the puppies out from a very early age, carrying them until they are vaccinated, Bron acclimatises them to traﬃc and shopping and trains them to experience life without worrying. She teaches them to stop at the road as well as basic commands such as sit, wait, lie down, stay, get up from lying down for the harness to be put on, stand, and recall to owner. She teaches them to respond to whistle commands too. She also takes the puppies for free runs. The ﬁrst puppy she took in was a bit of a learning curve. She found she had to think of diﬀerent things to do with the puppy as well as involving him in every day tasks such as teaching him to sit and wait whilst she boiled the kettle, etc. All of the training is reward based. She tries to do something diﬀerent every day such as take a bus or a train or even a tram or take him to a shop or cafe. She visits farms or animal parks such as Graves Park or Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Bron is a clarinet player with the Phoenix Concert Band and Zebedee goes along to band practice. He is currently 5 months old so quite used to Bron’s life now. He’s quite playful as he’s a still a puppy. She takes the puppies camping in the summer and to stay in hotels and to visit Museums. Zebedee has also been boarded out with another volunteer so that he is used to that experience too.
Initially the puppies shouldnt walk too far, as with all puppies their bones and joints are still forming. Guide Dogs provide all necessary food, medical treatment, vaccines etc. Bron weighs the puppies regularly to ensure they are putting on weight. She takes Zebedee to puppy classes every 2‐3 weeks in Sheﬃeld. Bron will part with him at around 12‐14 months and although it’s obviously a sad time she copes as she knows he's going to do a good thing and she takes great pleasure from that. She doesn’t see him as ‘her dog’ but obviously there’s still an attachment. I asked Bron what she would say to anyone thinking of taking on the role. She told me “The good side is that it's so much fun, like a lovely pet dog, lots of play to bond with them and the feel good factor that you know he's going to make such a great diﬀerence to someone's life. It’s the best thing I've ever done. It’s not for everyone as it's a big commitment. You take them out a lot and you have to go at the individual dogs pace. It's diﬃcult if you work as you can't leave them when they're tiny. I usually start by leaving them for ten minutes and build up slowly to a couple of hours. 3 hours would be the absolute maximum by the time they graduate.” Bron says she couldn't cope with having another dog at the same time as they need diﬀerent standards and the Guide Dog needs 100% of her attention. She takes a break between puppies to do things that she wouldn’t necessarily be able to do with one. She loves the social side of Guide Dogs Chesterﬁeld and has made lots of friends through the group. She meets up with other puppy walkers and qualiﬁed guide dogs so that Zebedee can learn from them. He receives constant attention when he is out, especially when he was really small ‐ he was very mischievous to begin with! It’s easy to identify Zebedee as a Guide Dog Puppy by the yellow banner on his lead and the ID tag from Guide dogs on his collar. He has a coat to put on when he’s a little older. He currently wears it at meal times to get used to it. He can often be seen fundraising with Bron. He spends up to an hour at events with her and will stay for longer when he is older.
Julie Stevenson - Puppy Boarder Julie is well known in Hasland as she is a lunchtime supervisor at Hasland Junior School as well as a local resident. She is known by the students as ‘the dog lady’ as she regularly takes the Guide Dog puppies into school, both to educate the children and also as a chance to socialise the pups that she boards. She takes her own dog, Otis into school assemblies or into class if a visit would tie in well with something that the children are learning. A fabulous trip to the seaside for all the dogs, owners and workers!
Bron with Zeb as a young puppy 24
Julie is a regular at fundraising events with Otis, a withdrawn Guide Dog who is a fundraising champion in his own right with his own fan club who come along speciﬁcally to see him! I asked Julie how she got involved: “Friends of mine who live in Hasland used to puppy walk and I bumped into them one day and they were holding a labrador puppy ‐ I was hooked. I boarded Otis as a puppy before he went to training and he was later withdrawn from the programme so I kept him as my pet. That's when I got interested in fundraising. Otis is 5 now and I also have a 9 year old black labrador ‐ Millie. I’ve been involved with Guide Dogs for 7 years now and I board dogs quite regularly. I also board dogs for Canine Partners, a separate charity who train and provide assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Julie is always very busy with boarding. She looks after Zebedee on Fridays whilst Bron goes to band practice although he is now learning to manage at band quite well.” Julie loves the social aspect of Guide Dogs Chesterﬁeld. She told me it feels like one big family who all support each other. If Irene wants to go out for the day with Demi then Julie will take care of Victoria for her, they all help each other out. She has made some good friends including fellow Haslander Kay, who is Bron’s sister and also a volunteer. “I walk the dogs when they are with me and try to do whatever their puppy walker would normally be doing. I take them to Graves Park or anywhere lively as they are mostly puppies and still need to be training.” I asked Julie if she has a favourite fundraising venue and she told me that she likes the Proact. The team collect outside whilst the crowds come into the match and then do a ‘pitch walk’ at half time and let people say hello to the dogs. Otis loves all the attention he gets whilst fundraising. Julie explained that he gets excited and follows her around as soon as he sees her put on her Guide Dog uniform. Would you like to help? Would you like to choose Guide Dogs Chesterﬁeld as your chosen charity? Could you have a collection box or life sized dog in your establishment or could you oﬀer a new venue for fundraising. Are you interested in being a fundraiser or becoming a puppy walker? Message Guide Dogs Chesterﬁeld on Facebook or email guidedogschesterﬁeld@hotmail.co.uk.
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There are other events such as cake sales and competitions through the year as well as the children’s The Friends of Hasland Infant school (the school’s Parent, Teacher, favourite ‐ our Christmas Shop. This Friends Association) are the hardworking bunch behind the exciting is where the children can bring in events at school that are held for the children as well as being the team money to buy their own gifts for behind a huge amount of fundraising for the school. I caught up with their parents and siblings. We also the chair of the PTFA to chat about what they have been up to lately give each child a Christmas gift and how other parents or ‘friends’ of the school can get involved. every year, delivered by the man in Jo Coles has been part of the team for 4 years now, starting as a parent red himself.” helper before becoming the chair this school year. She gives up a lot of Last year the PTFA handed over an her time to co‐ordinate events and informal meetings to plan and chat amazing £10000 to fund the about new ideas and fundraisers. I asked Jo why she chose to commit refurbishment of the school library. her free time voluntarily to the Friends Group: This fabulous amount was the “I was new to the area and my daughter had just started nursery at the result of 2 years of hard work by school. I wanted to be involved in the school and have the chance to get the team. to know other parents. I emailed the previous chair of the group who Last year’s Year 2 children There are a few regular members in introduced me to the group and invited me along to the next meeting. I the team but they are always in enjoying their ‘prom’. expected to be folding raﬄe tickets but ended up being part of a small need of more help. This year a couple of grandparents have joined in. It’s group of parents who took on the role of making the PTFA into an a great way for them to get involved in the children’s school lives. Anyone oﬃcial charity ‐ which it has now been for 4 years.” with a connection to the school can get involved. Some helpers simply Jo told me about what the team have been up to during the last few oﬀer background support such as wrapping Christmas gifts or collecting months: “In a typical school year we run two discos for the whole raﬄe prizes. It’s not essential to be able to make the meetings and you school, which are split into two age group sessions. We have a summer don’t have to commit to every event. fair and a Christmas Festive Fun Day. We hold a leaver’s ‘prom’ for the “It’s so rewarding seeing the children enjoy the events that we have year 2 group each year before they go along to Junior School and we created, it makes all the eﬀort worthwhile.” assist with the Easter hat parade each year by selling craft supplies prior If you’re interested in lending a hand you can contact Jo at to the event so that the children can create their own Easter hats. We firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your details at the school oﬃce. then photograph the parade and oﬀer photographs for sale.
Disco’s, fairs, stalls & fun The Hasland Junior School PTFA (Parent, Teachers, Friends Association) is made up of a group of parents and friends of the school who are all willing to put in some extra time to provide extra curricular fun for the children whilst fundraising for extra equipment and activities for the children to enjoy. Current chair Anna Gray has found herself taking the lead in the group despite only joining relatively recently. The previous chair Jo Yates stepped down after being involved for 8 years as she had other fundraising commitments and her sons had moved up to senior school. Anna agreed to step in to help. The helpers had been quite thin on the ground for a year or two but recently a few PTFA parents who had been involved with the infants group have moved up as their children have moved schools. During the course of the school year the group organise discos for the children to enjoy under the fabulous
lighting in the school hall which was purchased by the PTFA a few years ago. They also oﬀer stalls and refreshments during the popular coﬀee & carols Christmas event each year. This has been a great success due to the generous donations of bottles and cakes by parents and families. The school Christmas Shop is a hugely popular event where the children have the opportunity to purchase their own Christmas gifts for their families which have all been painstakingly sourced by the PTFA. They are also brave enough to host an annual ‘school sleepover’ where the children bring along their sleeping bags and mats and enjoy a ﬁlm and the novelty of camping out together in the school hall. Last year they organised an ‘art show’ in the classrooms where the children showcased their artwork and parents were invited in to purchase the work. Mr Stringer is a regular at the PTFA Meetings to give input and help. He
also comes along to each of the events that the group organise ‐ keeping the children entertained with his dancing at the discos! He will be massively missed after his retirement in July. The PTFA have recently funded the outdoor shade / shelter which has been added to the playground area. They also paid for the impressive stage lighting which could be seen during the recent Christmas shows. They pay for the Christmas tree in the hall as well as various extra ‘luxury’ items in the classrooms. The group would love to host more events but this has been diﬃcult due to lack of volunteers. Would you like to get involved? Meetings are held roughly every three months to plan the events that are coming up. Even if you can’t get to the meetings you can still help behind the scenes or at the events and you do not have to commit to every single activity. You can contact the school oﬃce and leave your details if you would like someone from the PTFA to give you a call and let you know how you can join in.
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LOO T Theatre Review Hasland Theatre Company
This hilarious dark comedy was performed at the Playhouse from 19th ‐ 24th November. I was lucky enough to go along to the ﬁnal night of the sell out show. As usual the stage set was amazing and prefectly created the feel of a catholic home in the 1960’s. We were immediately introduced to the deceased Mrs McLeavy laying in her coﬃn whilst her husband and son pay their respects. The tale unfolds from there with some fantastic characters including the many times married, money‐grabbing Irish nurse Fay, played brilliantly by Heather Davies who managed to exude the characters shrewd and sly personality throughout the play. Steve Cowley was hysterical as Hal, the son of the late Mrs McLeavy who has unwittingly got himself involved in the robbery of a nearby bank along with his accomplice, undertaker pal / occasional lover Dennis played by Chris Revill. The whole farce is overlooked by the plodding widower Mr McLeavy played by John Belli who is oblivious to the goings on and also easily convinced by nurse Fay that marrying her as quickly as possible is the best solution to his woes. The crowd were in hysterics when the bank robbing duo were moving the poor Mrs McLeavy from coﬃn to cupboard to bed in order to hide their ‘loot’ in her coﬃn. Rehearsals must have caused a bruise or two for Leila Hunt who played the deceased. The arrival of the rather corrupt police inspector Truscott (Rob Dean) posing as an oﬃcial from the water board added another comedy element to the play. He is later joined by his partner Meadows (Graham Robinson) to aid him in his investigations.
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This is my second review of a production at the Hasland Playhouse and again the whole performance was so professional. Director David Brooks had clearly painstakingly thought out every moment of the action. The acting was seamless and the result was fantastic. I can’t wait for the next one.
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Richard Whitely opening the dress shop on the Green. Photo by Maurice Harrison Hasland Hall School
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NEW MANAGER FOR THE SPIREITE’S JOHN SHERIDAN HAS BEEN NAMED AS CHESTERFIELD'S NEW MANAGER AFTER AGREEING A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT. It is Sheridan's second spell as manager of the Spireites. During a three‐year stint which ended in 2012, Chesterﬁeld won the League Two title in the 2010/11 season and tasted success at Wembley the following term, winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The former Republic of Ireland international has since managed several clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Newport County and Oldham Athletic. He recently resigned as manager of Carlisle United, who are currently ﬁfth in League Two. Sheridan will be assisted by Glynn Snodin, who has coached at various clubs including West Ham, Sunderland, Preston North End and Leeds United. He was also Northern Ireland's assistant manager under Nigel Worthington. Explaining his decision to leave Carlisle, at a time when they are competing for promotion from League Two, to take charge of the Spireites, Sheridan said: "Once I knew the club was interested, knowing Dave (Allen) and how well we got on last time was a big plus. I knew what I was coming to. It was a diﬃcult decision; we were having a decent season, getting in a play‐oﬀ position with Carlisle, but I probably wouldn’t have moved anywhere else. "I’ve come with the belief and the conﬁdence to get the club back to where it was a couple of years ago. My aim is 34
to keep them in the league this season ‐ it’s the most important thing on my mind at this moment. "Everything about the place, the fanbase, the crowd, it’s there. I knew what I was coming to." When asked about the prospect of managing in the National League for the ﬁrst time, he said: "I'll be going to grounds, teams and players I don’t know much, but I've got a good knowledge of lower leagues. It’s a very tough league, a lot of good players are coming and dropping to the Conference now.
"I’ve got a good track record and I think that’s one of the reasons that Dave has brought me back because I'm going to get them back to where they were and I appreciate that. I'm thankful for that and I hope I don’t let him down." Sheridan produced an exciting, attacking brand of football during his ﬁrst spell with the Spireites but he insists that results are all‐important now. "We need to win games," he said. "I'm talking attractive football, but we’ve got to be hard to beat and we need to win games as quickly as we can."
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Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to ﬂy and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and ﬂies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where ﬂowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family! www.benandhollylive.com See less
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Andy Bennett at the Pig & Pump Andy Bennett, musician, singer and songwriter
is probably best known as the former guitarist of Ocean Colour Scene. He played guitar, sometimes bass and sang backing vocals with the band from 2004 until he left in 2015 to pursue his solo career. He was with them for eight of their studio albums. His ﬁrst solo single ‘Hole in the Road’ was released in October 2015 and followed by ‘Drift Away’ in May 2016. Both tracks featured on his debut solo album ‘thinkin', drinkin', singin'’ which was released in November 2016 and featured a new version of the Ocean Colour Scene track ‘Old Pair of Jeans’, which Andy co‐wrote. I was surprised to ﬁnd that Andy was playing an acoustic set at The Pig ‘n’ Pump in Chesterﬁeld in early January. It turns out that this was his second visit to the venue as he had previously gigged there during the pub’s launch weekend back in November. Thanks to his friendship with the landlord, Tom O’Neill he may be a regular visitor and is already booked for a return visit on the 23rd February. I managed to chat to Andy after a fantastic set during which he belted out some classic covers including a beautiful version of ‘Stand by Me’, as well as fabulous covers of ‘Gloria’ by Van Morrison and ‘Come Together’ by the Beatles ‐ showcasing his huge vocal talent. He also treated us to a couple of classic Ocean Colour Scene hits. Hi Andy, it’s great to see you in Chesterﬁeld. What’s your local connection? I actually met my wife in the Chesterﬁeld Arms. I was playing a gig there in 2014 as I am a friend of the then manager, Tom O’Neill, who is now the manager of the Pig & Pump. Tom is the son of an old close friend of mine, Mick O’Neill. I saw an attractive woman looking at me during the show and she came over to ask me to play ‘Take me to Church’ by Hozier. I had no idea what she meant and thought it was some kind of rave track. We chatted after the gig and she gave me her number before she disappeared so I gave her a call. She moved to be with me and we’re now married with a baby. What made you decide to go solo ‐ do you prefer to perform alone or was it for musical reasons? I am a singer and a guitarist ﬁrst and foremost. Being in the band was great and I was in Steve Craddocks solo band for a long time too but it took up all of my time. For the last two years that I was with Ocean Colour Scene I was actually playing bass guitar and doing backing vocals. I play bass as well as guitar on my own tracks now as well as singing so it’s not that I minded doing it it’s just that I was pretending and not getting my own songs out there. It just wasn’t what I set out to do. I wasn’t singing and I wasn’t performing in any way. My songs were being rejected and I just wasn’t being true to myself. I chatted to the band and told them I was done with it. I had to start all over again in terms of acknowledgement of my music. I’m doing what most people do at age 17 but I prefer what I’m doing now because I’m doing what I love to do. I do have a band that I use as well. Any plans to release anything new? Any other projects in the pipeline? I’m about to leave to play abroad in Dubai for a short time. As soon as I’m back I’m in the studio to lay down my new album. I’m hoping it will be out in May. My current working title is ‘Long Player’ but that may well change yet. I host a lot of open jam nights. I take all the kit so that anyone can join in and jam. I do three nights a week at the moment and I get to know a lot of musicians, some of which have ended up in my band. Thanks so much for the chat Andy ‐ we will look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Chesterﬁeld on the 23rd February! 36
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Since the grand opening last November the Pig & Pump have kept their promise of bringing real ale, great food and plenty of live entertainment to the town centre. Formerly the White Swan, the pub is becoming a hub for live music as they showcase bands from all around the country every weekend. Our local music scene seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment so it’s great to have another venue sharing the town’s passion for live bands. There’s a great atmosphere in the pub too. As well as real ale and traditional cider (there are always 12 real ales on the bar), the bar hosts an impressive 28 diﬀerent gins for visitors to try including local ‘Chesterﬁeld’ gin. The menu is great too with pub classics, sandwiches and jackets on oﬀer as well as an amazing choice of cakes including a gluten free option. Manager’s Danielle and Ash are keen to showcase everything that the pub has to oﬀer and are planning several events including monthly beer and food tasting nights, and a monthly ‘Brewery War’. There will soon be a burger night to look forward to as well. Their ‘coﬀee and cake’ oﬀer is proving popular at just £4.25. They are also busy preparing a new lunch menu which will launch in the near future.
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This year's Hasland Community FC Ladies Team, who are currently second in their division and remain unbeaten. They are pictured in in their new kits which come thanks to their sponsor, Talking Balloons, which can be found on Facebook.
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Need somewhere new to wander ?
Tapton Lock and the Canal Path are so easy to walk to from Hasland. Have you been for a stroll or a bike ride in recent years? The path is a favourite of mine for cycling. Helena Stenton is the Interpretation Ranger for Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service – North Area and she was kind enough to send me some information about the Lock and Canal: As the days slowly begin to get longer and Spring comes closer it’s a good time to start thinking of fresh air and exercise outdoors. Stop hiding indoors and take pleasure in the sights and sounds that can be found nearby. Come and explore ﬁve miles of restored canal on the edge of Chesterﬁeld on foot, by bike, or boat, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the water and beautiful countryside. A great place to start exploring is Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, part of Derbyshire County Council’s Countryside Service. The Visitor Centre is a pleasant ﬂat walk from Hasland. Their team looks after the canal and many other country parks and trails across the county. The friendly and informative staﬀ will help you on your way with a range of maps and leaﬂets. The visitor centre is on the southern link of the Trans Pennine Trail, a multi user route which is suitable for, walking, cycling and, in many places for horse riding. The towpath and trail are mostly easy level walking and are great for people with pushchairs or wheelchairs. For the less mobile you can hire a Tramper Scooter at the visitor centre if you book in advance. You can get a lovely cup of freshly ground coﬀee or speciality tea in the visitor centre and we have a selection of cakes and sandwiches. For those who prefer life aﬂoat, bring your boat and relax on the canal which is great for canoes. Or if you can get your bigger boat onto a trailer, you can probably get it into the canal ‐ just call the visitor centre for information about getting onto the water. If you don’t own a boat take a cruise with a trip on the John Varley II, the Chesterﬁeld Canal Trust trip boat which runs from the visitor centre every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. For a party of people get a charter and let the volunteer crew take you on a longer trip. Life looks very diﬀerent from the water, you always get a cheery wave from the towpath and you see many sights that walkers and cyclists don’t. The increasingly rare water voles live along the banks and they are occasionally seen swimming across the water or nibbling the reeds below the towpath. If you are lucky you will catch the brilliant iridescent blue green ﬂash of a kingﬁsher as it hunts for minnows in the water or the most majestic residents, the beautiful pairs of swans who live and breed on the canal. For anyone wanting to discover more about the local history and heritage there are easy walking links to other local tourist attractions, such as Revolution House and the Barrowhill Engine Shed. Slightly further aﬁeld there is the magniﬁcent Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle and the fascinating gardens at Renishaw Hall. Everything you need for a fantastic day out and all on your doorstep. Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Lockoford Lane, Chesterﬁeld S41 7JB. Tel: 01629 533020. The visitor centre is open daily from 10am – 4pm.
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