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I hope you’ve all enjoyed a good start to 2014 (despite the weather!) and are looking forward to spring and summer. I’m really hoping that, after all the rain we’ve had over the last couple of months, we might be in for another lovely, sunny few months over the coming seasons. The camping equipment needs to come out to play! We have quite a fun-filled year on the cards; some of our friends are turning 40 and others will be 50 this year, so there’ll be quite a few celebrations to enjoy. In fact, our very own Ruth who looks after all of the advertisers in this magazine will be celebrating her 50th in March. In reality, she looks closer to 40 and is definitely still only 21 at heart! So this is my public opportunity to say: “Happy Birthday Ruth, have a great day! Thanks for all you do for this wonderful little magazine; you’re one in a million and I’m very lucky to be working with you!”

CONGRATULATIONS Alan Morris of Belper who has won a bottle of Champagne

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CONGRATULATIONS Pamela Spencer of Denby who has won a 2 Course Sunday Lunch for 2 at The Fisherman’s Rest

Mother’s Day and the start of British Summer Time are both on Sunday 30 March this year. Your clocks will need to go forward one hour which in my opinion isn’t good planning – surely mums deserve an extra hour in bed, not to have an hour taken away! There are lots of ideas within these pages on how you can treat your mum for Mother’s Day or your loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

CONGRATULATIONS Mrs Christine Price of Ripley who has won an overnight luxury spa break for 2 at Ribby Hall, Lancashire

I’d like to wish our Welsh readers a very happy St David’s Day for 1 March and our Irish readers a very happy St Patrick’s Day for 17 March. It’s Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) on 4 March this year; pancakes take me straight back to my childhood. I love them! Sprinkled with sugar and fresh orange squeezed over them … I think my healthy eating campaign will have to take a back seat that day!


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Winners’ Corner

Thank you to The Holly Bush Inn at Marehay for sponsoring this issue’s Prize Crossword with a 2 course Sunday Lunch for 2 people. It’s in its regular spot on page 6.

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Have a lovely couple of months and I’ll see you back here again in April. Karyn

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Many of us either know someone, or have family currently being cared for in a care home. One day it could be ourselves needing such care. The care funding situation has invited much political debate. Over 430,000 people reside in a residential or nursing home presently (1). 58% of these are fully or part self-funded (2). Experience dictates that there are two camps of thought regarding the funding of long term care. The first is the camp that includes people who object to having to fund it and want to avoid having to pay. The second camp deals with those people who are now in homes and who have to pay and are known as self-funders. The second camp is a more realistic likelihood as avoiding can be considered a criminal offence! The current average cost of residential care with nursing in the East Midlands is £702 per week or £36,504 per annum (3). The average length of stay in a self-funded care home is 2.5 years. The average stay in a state-funded care home is 4 years (4). There is great debate and reform is on the way with the proposed Care Bill effective from April 2016. Details are not finalised but it is expected to see a raise in the means tested threshold from £23,250 currently to £118,000. This sounds a significant improvement. This means personal income, capital and certain assets will be assessed against this limit and anyone above this limit will be expected to pay for the care in part or fully. There is also a proposed cap on contributions towards care of £72,000. All is not as it seems though. So many costs of care will not count towards the new cap and will need to be self-funded for life. For example; you will be expected to contribute towards the “hotel aspect” of your fees and your general living costs. Effectively this means that to reach the cap of the proposed £72,000, you would

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Pauline Latham OBE MP Happy New Year! We are already well on the way into 2014 and Christmas seems so long ago now.

The last few months of the year were particularly busy. One highlight for me was when I hosted a Parliamentary Reception in conjunction with Marketing Derby at Number 11 Downing Street, the Chancellor’s residence. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the small businesses in Mid Derbyshire and I was pleased that so many local business owners were in attendance on the night. There were a number of guest speakers at the event including Bob Betts, the Managing Director of Derby’s famous clockmakers, Smith’s. The guest of honour for the evening was the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid MP who spoke about Derbyshire’s great potential for future growth and investment. In Early December, I hosted my first ‘Chip Chat’ event at No. 28 in Belper. The event was aimed at sixth form pupils from local secondary schools and provided an opportunity for younger people to get to know their local MP and to share their views on a range of issues. George’s Tradition provided a fantastic fish supper and the event was relaxed and informal. There are more ‘Chip Chat’ events planned this year and details will be advertised via secondary schools. Alternatively, please contact my constituency office for further details. I have a number of other events planned for 2014. One is a Jobs Fair which I will be hosting at the University’s Derby Enterprise Centre in Bridge Street, Derby, from 10am until 3pm. The Fair will be aimed at a wide spectrum of job seekers; from sixth formers and students to unemployed members of the public. It is hoped that the Fair will be able to offer opportunities for those looking for work both full-time and part-time, apprenticeships, placements, business opportunities or a change in career. A range of workshops will be on offer at the event, including CV writing, interview techniques and careers information. There will be a workshop and advice on ‘Returning to Work/Confidence Building’ for those who have been out of work due to a career break or unemployed for some


time. There will be specialist advice/guidance to those people with disabilities who are looking for employment. Trent Barton has offered a reduced rate bus fare to the venue. For further information regarding the Jobs Fair, please contact my Constituency office on 01332 676679 or email me on the address below. Finally, I publish monthly newsletters which give updates on matters of local interest and forthcoming events that I have planned. To receive a copy of my newsletter, please email me so that you can be added to the mailing list.

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The Better Life Bats Entertainment

Despite living in a rural area for a while now, the local wildlife continues to fascinate me. Maybe it’s because of my urban upbringing, where I only encountered sparrows, pigeons and the occasional house mouse.

I’ve been known to stop the car for butterflies. I was once mesmerised by the sight of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth, when I was putting the bin out (it’s all go in our village). That moth seemed too perfect to be real somehow. I feel the same about the bats that patrol along the back lane - pipistrelles I think, judging by the size of them. I was fortunate enough to see one up close, thanks to our cat. She has a different attitude to wildlife, treating our window as Freeview with the creatures outside a mixture of entertainment, expendable toys and snacky treats (or parts thereof). One evening I tore myself away from the computer, when Anne was out at a dance class. I don’t do dance, unless a good impression of a wounded elephant counts. The cat was nowhere to be seen, but she’d left me a gift on the carpet. “Typical,” I said to the room. “Another mouse in need of the last rites.” On closer inspection this was no rodent, unless they came in their own shrouds. It was a bat and it was still breathing. I know very little about bats, other than: a) They don’t get in your hair. b) They’re a protected species and you need a licence to handle them. I telephoned around and spoke with a local bat lady, who I’d met once before, on a stand at a green fair. There, she’d opened her overcoat - like a dodgy watch seller to reveal a selection of bats hanging in the lining. She now informed me that she’d retired and her nearest replacement was 20 miles away, so could I take the bat to him. Not unless he was keen on trains. Under the circumstances, she suggested guiding me through some basic bat care. First I wrapped the little fella in some tissue paper. Then I tried offering him some water on a small paintbrush without success. “Oh, and do you have any cat food?” she inquired. I told her that I rather thought that was part of the problem, but attempted a feed - again without success. “The other thing you might want to try,” she said, “is feeling along the wings - very carefully, mind - for any broken bones.” I told her about my habit of sneezing unexpectedly and we agreed to skip the procedure.


It was like one of those old disaster films, where a novice has to pilot the plane while being talked down over the radio. Only in this case, it was the finer points of bat husbandry via a hands-free cordless. Finally, as instructed, I took the bat outside and very carefully released it from the tissue cocoon. The combination of a warm evening, moonlight and a little TLC soon revived it from its torpor. The bat stretched its wings, took a good look around and then flitted into the night. It was a little piece of magic. The cat remains unrepentant. By Derek Thompson Derek Thompson is a writer and humourist based in the West Country. His writing blog can be found at and he is also a regular at

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‘Providing the best customer service and experience is at the heart of everything we do’ – David Nutt, MD Staff at a leading carpets and flooring retailer in Chesterfield are celebrating their success after scooping a trophy recognising their retail excellence. T Nutt & Sons Limited received a ‘Highly Commended’ accolade in the first ever Retail Excellence category of the Midlands Family Business Awards.

The multi-award-winning company, based in Clay Cross, is run by David, Keven and Patrick Nutt, and was founded in 1869 by their great grandfather Thomas Nutt. It employs 12 staff, of which seven are part of the Nutt family. The firm is a popular supplier and fitter of carpets, wooden floors, vinyls and laminates. Its customer base is scattered mainly across the Midlands, but has repeat clients across the country. David Nutt, Managing Director of T Nutt & Sons Limited, said: “We are thrilled with our award, and would like to thank the judges for selecting us for this accolade which we’re all very proud of. Our philosophy is to put quality before quantity to ensure customer satisfaction at all times, and this has been passed down from generation to generation.” He added: “Providing the best customer service and experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

be here. Our unity and our unique approach and attitude in doing business with people has enabled us to win their hearts and minds, but most importantly their loyalty. It’s because we treat our customers as if each is a family member, which to a great degree is the secret Brothers David, left, and Keven Nutt of T Nutt receiving their award of our success.” The firm’s claims to fame include: David’s live appearance on a BBC Working Lunch programme; the company was featured on DIY SOS programme, also screened by the BBC. In addition, David and Keven Nutt were selected by The Carpet Foundation to head a specialist marketing campaign, which was featured in leading national trade magazines, including Ideal Home and BBC Home & Antiques. The company strongly believes in giving back to the community and displays its commitment by frequently sponsoring local carnivals, school activities and sporting contests. The Midlands Family Business Awards were launched as a charitable initiative in 2010 by Nottinghamshire family business The Wilson Organisation to highlight the successes of family-run and owned businesses in the Midlands. To find out more about T Nutt & Sons Limited visit T Nutt & Sons Ltd is based at 43/47 High Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Telephone 01246 863148. See their advertisement on page 7 of this magazine.

Keven Nutt, who went on stage, along with brother David, to collect their trophy said: “In a nutshell, we place our customers at the core of everything we do. Without them we wouldn’t

Just a Thought … The Lady’s not for Burning

April 8th 2013 saw the death of Baroness Thatcher, or Maggie as she was more commonly known. Lady Thatcher has become as polarising in death as she was in life. The response to her death has proven to me that sometimes we really do say it best when we say nothing at all. I am not for one minute trivialising the life altering upheaval that some of her more famous policies created for a vast number of families in this country during her time in office, but are we really so crass that we can ‘celebrate’ the death of a person? She was after all someone’s mother. No doubt Carol and Mark will ride the storm fully expecting the outpouring of rapture from some quarters of the country on the news of


their mother’s passing - but does that make it okay for us to behave in such a way? Her policies may have changed the face of this nation, but can we really forget how consequent governments have driven the economic nail of recession into Britain’s coffin? Yet I am sure there will not be an upturn in sales of balloons and party poppers when Tony Blair shuffles off this mortal coil. Political preference in this instance is not important, rather the way we conduct ourselves in response to the death of an old lady with dementia. Perhaps if we have nothing good to say we should maintain dignity in silence.

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Good times we spent together I’m bereft now we’re apart But I shall forever treasure you Deep within my heart x February is traditionally the month of love and I have written a valentine to my lost love. Sleep.

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To My Valentine...

Over the course of just one night we lose about half a pint of fluid and shed a pound of dead skin cells every year. And, much as we don’t like to think about it, this provides a wonderful welcome environment for dust mites. In fact there can be two to three million in the average mattress. Next time you climb into bed for a nice nap, try not to think about your microscopic bedfellows or you may well join my world and remain awake a lot longer than you’d like...

In particular to that wonder of wonders we call a good night’s sleep. I never realised quite how much I appreciated sleep until a newborn changed my life. Perhaps you too are suffering from sleep deprivation and spend your waking hours walking zombie-like through the day.

By Jessica White

But grabbing every chance for a nap might not always be the wisest idea. Research suggests that there are optimum lengths of time for a nap. Some naps can leave us feeling worse than we felt before. This feeling of grogginess experienced after an inadequate amount of sleep is called sleep inertia. It can last for up to 30 minutes after wakening. It usually occurs after a nap of over 20 minutes. If time is short, a nap of 10 to 20 minutes can boost your brain power without leaving you feeling like you have a sleep hangover. But if you have longer to spare then aim for 90 minutes. 90 minutes constitutes a full sleep cycle and will leave you feeling refreshed, alert and ready to carry on with your day. Sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up in bed for a nice snooze. Did you know that March is National Bed Month? A campaign started by the Sleep Council, it aims to bring awareness to the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and highlights why a good bed is needed in order to achieve this. To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:



Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? The last two outings have had shopping time built in. This one is for the people who just want to ride on buses. It includes one of Derbyshire’s least known routes that is scenically one of the most beautiful.

The scenery starts out gently enough but as you get further north and the bus wanders into Staffordshire, it gets wilder and more impressive. The climb out of Crowdecote as the bus hairpins up the hill is superb. It travels up or parallel to the A 515 calling at Tissington, Biggin, Hartington, Warslow, Longnor, Crowdecote and Earl Sterndale before arriving in Buxton Market Place where you leave the bus at 1.10pm. If you are not sure where it is, ask the driver. Buxton Market Place has a couple of pubs, a Sainsburys, a Co-op, toilets beneath the clock, a couple of charity shops and a chippy so you should be able to amuse yourself.

If you only ever do one of my days out, make this the one!

High Peak buses ‘transpeak’ service leaves stop E (across the road from where you left the 442) at 1.40pm.

As usual, this outing is free to bus pass holders. Non bus pass holders should buy a ‘Derbyshire Wayfarer’ ticket on the first bus which covers everything.

This is a direct service and will have you back in Belper at 3.00pm or thereabouts.

First bus then is Trent Barton’s 6.2 service from Belper bus station at 9.30am arriving in Derby bus station at 9.58am. Your next bus is Trent Barton’s ‘Swift’ service to Ashbourne which leaves Derby bus station bay 24 at 10.25am and arrives at 11.04am. There are toilets at Ashbourne bus station; a cafe will require a short walk into town. Your next bus is ‘High Peak’ buses service 442 to Buxton which leaves the bus station at 11.55am. This is the beautifully scenic route I referred to earlier.

The English National Bus Pass: Is it Safe?

You could have an extra hour in Buxton by catching the next bus at 2.40pm. People who might be interested in the buses used are invited to try my transport ‘blog’ on

By Dennis Basford Please note: All details and timings are correct at time of going to print and the author/publisher accept no responsibility should any details/timings change after publication. Cameron promised in writing that it was safe for the life of that Parliament. A promise that (so far) has been kept. We are 18 months away from the next election and all of the political parties are making noises about the cost and how it cannot continue as it is.

I believe there are 11 million people in England who qualify for the Bus Pass. It has become a major part of our way of life.

There is a rising tide of concern in the country that after the 2015 election the bus pass may be scrapped or severely restricted.

It allows those who qualify to get out of their homes to take part in society in many ways; visits to relatives and friends, going shopping, trips to the church, the cinema and theatre. No doubt you could add your own activities to this list. To lose it or have its use seriously affected to many is unthinkable.

Such is the level of concern that Richard Worrall a Councillor in the West Midlands and member of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority has started a petition asking politicians of all parties to declare BEFORE the next election that the bus pass will be retained as it is. At the very least what is wanted is a statement of intent so that current and future bus pass holders will know what the threat is and where it is coming from.

A bit of history: Introduced nationally in 2008 the English Bus Pass was an afterthought by the then government.

A target of 100,000 signatures has been set to be achieved by late spring for it to be presented in Downing Street or at the Houses of Parliament.

The Scottish and Welsh assemblies had already introduced similar systems for their citizens that were funded by their respective governments.

So far 35,000 signatures have been collected. Locally I have collected over 600 and I am looking for more. If you are in a position where you can help with additional signatures, please contact me, Dennis Basford on 01773 747665 or by Email:

In England, we were playing ‘catch up’. The government declined to pick up the bill, dumping the responsibility on the County Councils. At the time of the 2010 General Election, the major political parties committed themselves to retaining the bus pass. David


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Travel South Africa The Garden Route Such a lovely name seems far too humble for the magnificent southern coast of the Western Cape. Stretching for some 200 km along the Indian Ocean, from Mossel Bay to the Tsitsikamma National Park, this is a largely untamed African Garden of rugged shores and virgin beaches, lagoons and lakes, mountains, gorges, flowers and forests of conifer and red and yellow wood. Heather and fynbos bloom purple and gold along the paths and myriads of birds weave their nests in lush greenery. Half way between the Cape and Port Elizabeth, ‘Route 62’ reaches George, the main town, where pride of place goes to the superb transport museum gleaming with steam engines and vintage trains, including the royal carriage of George VI. The last steam train recently ceased operations though Friends hope it may reopen. At the moment, a ‘power van’, a bus running on rail, carries excited visitors on the same scenic line laced with tunnels, viaducts and bridges, and up the dramatic Outeniqua mountains, named after the honey bees once buzzing on flower-covered slopes. The range follows the coast, dropping steeply on the northern side where the arid lands of Little Karoo beckon with ostrich farms and a meagre shade. On this legendary Garden Route, luxuriant nature reserves flourish alongside a sprinkling of coastal resorts haunted by surf and sun seekers. Popular Plettenberg is a great place to watch dolphins and whales, especially in the southern winter, while at the heart of the National Lake Area, Knysna is famed for its festivals, oysters and colonies of seabirds. It’s an attractive place festooned in bottle brush and bougainvillea and down in the bay, honey-coloured rocks are battered by the waves. Along the coast, Mossel Bay hugs a fine crescent of white sands where Bartolomeu Dias, the first navigator to sail around the tip of Africa, landed in 1488. This little gem also claims the oldest ‘post office’, a tree, still standing, they say, where sailors of yore left messages before returning to sea.

Created in 2009, the Garden Route National Park covers an amazing range of eco-systems from the Knysna Lake Area to the Tsitsikamma and Wilderness national parks. Framed by mountains and forests, fringed by pristine beaches, lakes and waterways, Wilderness has wetlands of international importance, meadows bursting with spring flowers and nature trails where you might spot myriad kingfishers and vervet monkeys. On the eastern edge of the Garden Route, you reach Tsitsikamma, a true paradise for nature lovers, both on land and sea where you can snorkel along underwater trails and explore the reefs. Meanwhile in the forest, baboons forage around as a dappled light filters through the lofty cathedral-like canopy. Yellowwoods draped in lichen reach up to 50 metres, mosses and ferns carpet the valley floor and crystal clear streams babble in the undergrowth. The woody scent of fynbos lingers in the air and there are sparkling waterfalls and lots of trails stretching across cliffs and rivers to Nature’s Valley. Hikes range from a short walk to the mouth of the Storms River and its vertiginous suspension bridge, to the 42 km long Otter trail along the coast, with a chance to swim and ford a river or two. But most exciting of all is a sudden flash of olive green in a nearby tree as a beautiful Knysna Lourie, one of the most elusive birds in the park, takes off in the canopy. By Solange Hando

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If ever there was an aptly named business, it’s this one! Tucked away above Liquid Treasure on King Street, Belper, is an absolute treasure trove of crafts, of every kind. Owner Sarah Ward has always had a passion for crafts and opened Crafts Cornucopia in May 2013, initially concentrating solely on running workshops. “I have always loved Sarah Ward, Crafts Cornucopia crafts, and as well as wanting to make my hobby my business, I wanted to introduce other people to the various activities that I enjoy. Many people would like to try things like crocheting, knitting, sewing and cake decorating but don’t quite know where to start. There’s a great deal of pleasure to be had from crafts, but if you’ve never done it before the patterns, the language, the equipment can all seem quite intimidating!� Sarah runs an array of day and half day courses, conducted in small groups so that each individual receives plenty of support and attention. The courses not only offer a fantastic introduction to various crafts, but they’re also a lovely day out and a great way to spend time with friends or family. “I’ve done courses for parents or grandparents and children, small groups of friends or even hen do’s.� says Sarah. “Customers always tell me what an enjoyable and relaxing day it is. We have homemade cake and coffee, or lunch from Fresh Basil. I provide everything so you don’t need to worry about finding and bringing fabrics or

equipment. You just come along, enjoy the day and learn a new skill or develop an existing one.� The courses fall into three categories – Have a Go, Make It, or Learn More and can be tailored to accommodate any ability level from complete beginner to those wanting to improve their skills. Following the success of the courses, Sarah recently added a craft supplies shop to Crafts Cornucopia, which allows those who have been on courses to buy whatever they need to continue their new-found hobbies. Existing crafters can also find, or order, almost anything craft related!

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Music Scene With Christmas in the air and not far from our touch, The Vic was bursting at the seams with Christmas spirit and Rock ‘n’ Roll fumes. Tonight’s gig was the last one for these bands before their Christmas break, and they sure went out with a bang.

Eva Plays Dead played another smashing set that, as per, was full of energy, laughs and musical highs. They played many firm favourites with fans, and Tig also did a beautiful cover of Awolination’s ‘Sail’. I have reviewed a few gigs with this band and they never disappoint. Their army of fans came from all across the UK, including Scotland! As always, their hard work and talent was visible throughout their set. They’ve recently celebrated a fantastic first year under their new band name, and they’ve promised that 2014 is jam packed full of new, exciting material and gigs galore. Watch this space. The Black Hands were another band who were playing their last gig before Christmas. They are a four piece southern blues and rock group from The Midlands. Since forming in 2010, they have made countless festival appearances. They were crowned winners of The Battle of the Bands in 2011 at both Sheffield’s Corporation venue and at Nottingham’s Diamond Rock Club, and tonight’s gig was no exception. Their foot-tapping and raw sound brought a fresh modern twist to the evening. It was clear from their performance they are self-confessed musical lovers, with influences strongly heard throughout. A great band, which is clearly going from strength to strength! Combining southern blues and rock to create their original blend of hum-bucking, foot-tapping and head-nodding musical home-brew, The Black Hands deliver a raw, punchy, feel-good sound, bringing a modern twist to the roots of any self-confessed music lover’s influences. Thunderous Jones also performed a great set. It was so refreshing to see a female on the drums, and she was awesome! Formed from, and I quote, ‘Rock, blues, dirt, sex, love and passion washed down with Jack and Morgan’, their on-stage persona was brilliant and their dedication to the Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle was certainly made apparent. They have a soundcloud account with quite a few singles on


there, I highly recommend checking them out if you can’t catch one of their shows! Red Sky Massacre - ‘A hard rockin’, dirty livin’ song and dance band from The Midlands’. A great bunch of lads, with exceptional musical talent. They performed a great set with a lot of fiery enthusiasm and guitar riffs. With releasing their EP ‘Amber’ early last year, hopefully 2014 will bring more gigs and single releases for this talented band.

By Emma Lambley of Belper

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Humour: Your Poor Mum I come from a family of five boys. When I tell people this, their response (almost without exception) is “Oh…your poor mum”. Fortunately for my mother, she has always loved having enough sons to start an indoor football team, and in honour of that, I thought I’d tell you about them. Number 1: Jonny is the classic first-born. Dependable, no-nonsense, hard-working. Although an accountant, Jonny’s character is defined by his life’s obsession, sport. In 1988, at the tender age of nine, he got himself out of bed every day at 4am for a fortnight so not to miss a moment of the Seoul Olympics. Jonny never played with toys; he somehow knew that he’d grow out of them and so busied himself with reading Wisden’s Cricketers’ Almanack and watching the football results appear very, very slowly on Ceefax. He once played his hero, Jimmy White, at snooker, and his favourite album is BBC Sporting Themes. Number 2: That’s me. In a subconscious rebellion of the format, I joined a rock and roll band. And I’m rubbish at snooker. Number 3: When Leo was a teenager, Mum used to call him Dr Leo, after the television psychiatrist. Leo obviously listened because he recently became a Doctor of Psychology himself. When we were kids, he was the one that got on with everyone. He had a string of despicable best friends that nobody else would hang out with but that Leo, somehow, saw the good in. He had glue ear and for a long time spelled many of his words furrnetticklee, which meant much of his early schoolwork read like a cheerful version of A Clockwork Orange. Leo has a dreadful sense of humour and never, ever fails to make me laugh. Number 4: Jamie is the enigma of the family, perhaps due to his positioning in the difficult-todefine number 4 slot. He spent the first five years of his life chucking building bricks down the stairs and bashing his head against the wall, the next ten illicitly watching violent pirated movies, and has since developed into one of the mellowest and most intriguing humans on the planet. He’s also fiercely

All five boys in a row. Imagine the laundry bills...

intelligent and in order to fully understand what he says I have to secretly tape our conversations and play them back to myself in the dark. Number 5: When Shaun was four-years-old, we accidentally left him in TGI Fridays. Mum was mortified, but she needn’t have concerned herself because on our return we found Shaun at the front desk complaining to management. Shortly after this incident, in the wake of Terry Venables’ departure, Shaun applied for the job of England manager and received a reply informing him that he was ‘in the running’. He was six.

These days, Shaun will often wake up in the middle of the night screaming ‘Fire! Get out of the house!’ at a blood-curdling volume. He claims absolutely no memory of these outbursts, but I’m onto him. So, there you have it. If you happen to meet me in the street, you needn’t suggest my mum must have had a hard time, because she loved every minute. Although she does require the use of an industrial crane to manoeuvre our Christmas turkey into the oven. But then, doesn’t everyone? By Chris Russell Chris plays piano in South London power-pop band The Lightyears. The Lightyears, voted the UK’s BEST POP/ ROCK ACT at the Indy Awards, have played Wembley Stadium, toured across four continents and released a record with Sting’s producer. Chris is currently working on his first novel, “Mockstars”. Read more of Chris’ blogs and tour diaries at

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Sausages and Puy Lentils If you fancy a change from the usual sausage and mash why not go Continental? Tasty Toulouse sausages wrapped in pancetta and served on a bed of flavoursome Puy lentils make the perfect mid-week meal. Serves 4 Ready in 40 minutes

Ingredients: 225g Puy lentils 225g shallots, peeled and halved 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp brown sugar 150ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 8 Toulouse or chunky pork sausages 8 rashers pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, stretched with the back of a knife 2 tsp clear honey 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley Method: 1 Place the lentils in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 2 Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan and fry the shallots for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just starting to soften. Sprinkle over the brown sugar and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until the shallots are golden and caramelised. 3 Drain the lentils and add to the frying pan with the stock, vinegar and 2 tsp of the mustard. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the lentils are just tender. Stir occasionally and add a little more stock, if necessary.


4 While the lentils are cooking, wrap each sausage with a pancetta rasher. Cook under a medium-hot grill for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently until the sausages are almost cooked through. Mix together the rest of the mustard with the honey and brush over the sausages. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the pancetta is crisp and browned. 5 Stir half the parsley into the lentils and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the lentils and sausages on warmed plates garnished with the remaining parsley. TIP Try your local butcher or deli or visit a farmers’ market to find the best quality Continental-style sausages. If you can’t find Toulouse sausages, Lincolnshire, Cumberland or pork and leek varieties will work just as well.

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“Someone has a secret admirer.” The delivery man winked as he handed Adeline Coles a huge bouquet of flowers. “Happy Valentine’s Day, Love.” Her nosey neighbours, the Peggs, had also opened their front door, and she distinctly heard Mr Pegg whisper to his wife, “Bet she’s sent them to herself.” Embarrassed, Adeline hurried inside. The flowers were beautiful, lots of lilies which weren’t her cup of tea, but expertly arranged. They were probably from her niece, but you never know, thought Adeline, they might be from Mr Wellbrook. He occasionally offered her a lift in his Jaguar when he saw her struggling with groceries. She could always dream. Adeline sighed, put on her reading glasses, and read the little card which accompanied the flowers. It said, ‘From a Secret Admirer’. Adeline gasped. The delivery man was right; she did have a secret admirer. But who could it be? There was only one florist in town, Blossom’s, run rather fittingly by Brian and Daisy Blossom. She’d ordered flowers from them for her niece’s wedding. She would walk into town, and ask them who’d sent the flowers. The mystery would be solved. On her way she kept her eyes peeled for the Jag, but her potential secret admirer was keeping a low profile. Once at Blossom’s she was perturbed to find Brian stood at the counter. She was fond of Brian, but she would have rather discussed the matter with his wife, woman to woman.

“Was it my niece?” Brian slowly and deliberately shook his head. Adeline felt a glow of relief. She adored her niece, but would much rather have a proper secret admirer. She decided to go for broke.

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“Was it Mr Wellbrook?” “That chap who flashes about in his Jag?” Brian frowned. “Certainly not.” Adeline was stumped, and a little disappointed. “Could you give me a clue?” Brian leaned in closer, “How would you feel if I said your secret admirer is in this shop right now?” Adeline looked around her. “But there’s nobody here.” And then she realised, “Mr Blossom!” She declared, “How would your wife feel?” Brian looked shocked, “I don’t have a wife.”

“Good morning Miss Coles, lovely to see you,” Brian smiled as she entered. “To what do I owe the pleasure?”

“Have you told that to Daisy?” Adeline arched her eyebrow.

“It’s a delicate matter.” Adeline placed the little card on the counter. “I’d like to know who sent me these?”

“Daisy’s not my wife, she’s my sister,” Brian said crossly. “Why does everyone think that?”

“Ahh.” Brian looked uncomfortable. “I’m afraid we have a policy of client confidentiality.” Adeline blushed.

Oh dear, thought Adeline, I’ve only just got a secret admirer and we’re already having our first row.

“I don’t want to get you into trouble. Perhaps if I suggested a few names you could nod or shake your head?”

“In that case,” she said, “I apologise, and thank you for the flowers”. Flattered and embarrassed, Adeline decided now was a good time to leave. As she opened the door, Brian called,

The shop was empty, yet Brian performed a theatrical glance to check the coast was clear. “Go ahead,” he said. Heeding the words of Mr Pegg, Adeline asked, “Did I send them to myself in a senior moment?” Brian laughed, “I can reassure you that you didn’t.” “Remember to nod or shake, Brian,” Adeline smiled.

“Would you be amenable to receiving Valentine flowers from me again?” She paused, then threw a look over her shoulder which she hoped was smouldering, “Possibly. Though less of the lilies, I’m a roses kind of girl”. By Jackie Brewster

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Derbyshire Walking: Chatsworth, Calton Houses, Edensor Supplied by Rob Bradford

Distance: 4.0 miles Start Point: Calton Lees Car Park OS Map: Explorer OL24: The Peak District White Peak Area 1:25000 Map Ref: SK 258 685 Parking: Pay at Kiosk & Display Tea Shops: Two Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

The Walk: A popular walk from Calton Lees car park up through a valley heavily populated with pheasant to Calton Houses, across Chatsworth Park to Edensor, then on towards Chatsworth House and back along the River Derwent to the start point. This walk includes the highest stile I have yet to encounter, and a very confusing way marker! Exiting the car park via the pay kiosk, turn right and walk the length of the car Edensor Tea Room park, at this point the first of the tea rooms is to be found by taking the left fork of the road down to the Garden Centre in which the Tea Room is located. I tend to visit after the walk, and changing out of my walking boots. The walk route continues along the road ahead with the Garden Centre wall to the left. At the end of the wall the road curves right in front of some cottages; continue to follow the road until it cuts away sharply to the left (signposted Rowsley). Do not follow the road as this route is along the gated Bridleway directly ahead indicated by a small blue arrow way marker. Pass through the gate and continue along the track for around three-quarters of a mile. The path climbs  Calton Houses steadily with a stream and ravine on the left and pasture to the right, this valley is heavily populated with pheasant, so don’t be too surprised if birds run across the track in front of you as you walk, or peer at you menacingly from the pasture! At the top of the valley, the track switches back on itself as the track


steepens on the approach into Calton Houses. Just before the gate into Calton Houses, there is a rudimentary bench should you choose to stop and take in the view or rest a while after the steady climb. Walk along the track through Calton Houses with the derelict Calton Barn (marked for restoration) to the right and garden walls to the left, Confusing Way Marker the track soon narrows to a footpath through a wooded area, still climbing steadily as it goes. At the top of the footpath there is a wooden gate; go through the gate into an area of open grassland, follow the footpath along the wall to the right of the gate, note the rather confusing way marker to be found at this point! After a short distance the path bears left up the slope away from the wall to cross another path at right angles in the middle of the meadow. Quite often at this point birds of prey can be seen hovering above the field and nearby barn, occasionally swooping to catch prey (probably mice). Follow the path across the field to the gate in the wall to the left of the barn. Beyond the gate the path is wide but a bit rough under foot. Passing through a stretch of woodland the highest point of the walk is around a third of the way along this track. The track ends at a tall gate and the highest ladder stile I have yet come across anywhere! This barrier is the boundary of the grounds of Chatsworth Estate. Once through the gate or over the stile there are some benches to enjoy the views of Chatsworth House and the Hunting Tower in the distance. Follow the path forward and head just to the left of the fenced plantation of trees, (stags can often be seen here during the rutting season). From this plantation, the spire of Edensor Church is clearly visible in the distance. Continue forward along the path until it forks, then follow the track to the right down the slope towards Chatsworth House and Edensor village. On reaching the wall of the village continue along the track towards the road and enter Edensor via the main gate or cattle grid. Walking into Edensor it is noticeable that there is a great range of building   Chatsworth Estate styles present; Norman to Jacobean, Swiss-style to Italian villas, all can be seen in the village. Just in front of the church where the road forks there is a small sign at ground level pointing left to the tea rooms. The Edensor Tea Room is to be found by taking the first turn on the left into a short cul-de-sac off Jap Lane. Seating is available both inside and outside of the tea room, and is a popular venue with both walkers and visitors to Chatsworth. As a result it can become very busy on fine days. Edensor Tea Room’s teas and cakes are served throughout the day as well as lovely lunches between 11:00 and 15:00 each day. Toilets are available in

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After enjoying the fine refreshments and exploring the mix of architecture that is Edensor, leave via the main gate and cattle grid, cross the B6102, this road can become quite busy so take care when crossing. Having crossed the road, follow the broad path directly ahead and up the slope. Shortly after passing the crest of the hill Chatsworth House and the River Derwent will again come into view. Continue along the path down to the river bridge. It is possible from this point in the walk, to walk an extra few hundred metres to visit Queen Mary’s Bower. [See information panel at the end of this document.] From the bridge take the rough path to the right of the bridge towards the river, at the bottom of the slope. There are two choices, firstly there is a path along the river bank, or a more direct path across the meadow to some rustic steps in the distance. These two paths converge at

the foot of the rustic steps. At this point there is again the choice of two routes; firstly up the steps and over the hill, or continue along the river bank. The path along the river bank is rather rough and strewn with tree roots, and at one point a portion of the path has slipped into the river, even so it is quite easy to follow and walk. Once again the paths converge near a small wooded area and a weir, the path then continues along the river to a second weir. From the second weir continue to the disused estate corn mill, bear right and follow the path up the slope to a set of small stone steps. Around three-quarters of the way up the slope there is a path that bears to the left and a five bar gate which seems to offer better access to the car park, unfortunately this gate does not open and should you go that way you will have to traverse the top of the slope back to the set of stone steps. At the top of the steps, cross the busy B6102 once more and pass through a gate, the entrance to Calton Lees car park is immediately ahead, and the walk has returned to its start point.

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the courtyard at the end of the cul-de-sac complete with honesty box for non-patrons. Should you wish to check opening hours, the Edensor Tea Room can be contacted by email at:

Queen Mary’s Bower Queen Mary (Mary Queen of Scots) was held prisoner at Chatsworth for a time (May to September 1569). Whilst there she was permitted the indulgence of air and exercise. The bower became one of her favourite spots, and is shown to this day on maps of Chatsworth as ‘Queen Mary’s Bower’. I believe that in the time of Queen Mary’s imprisonment this truly was a bower, being surrounded by woodland with a view onto a piece of open water. Now alas nearly all of the trees are gone. Getting There: Using the road bridge cross the River Derwent towards Chatsworth House. Once on the other side of the river the bower is immediately visible on the left. Follow the path along the river bank to a gate in the fence (this saves having to deal with a cattle grid). On approach to the bower the view is of an impressive set of stone steps. At the top of the steps is a large terrace; the gate to which is usually open for public access during daylight hours. To return to the walk pass back through the gate and cross the river via the road bridge.

Queen Mary’s Bower Then

Queen Mary’s Bower Now

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Footnotes: One hundred years on… As 2014 marks the centenary of World War One, I have been thinking about what life would have been like for someone doing my job at that time. It’s amazing to consider how much life has changed since those days. The world of medicine was completely different, no Doppler tests to check circulation in the lower legs and feet, no antibiotics and, particularly relevant to me and my practice, no sterile, disposable scalpel blades and instruments I use daily. All of this makes me realise how difficult it would be to achieve safe practice at the best of times and those, of course, were far from the best of times. Within a relatively short time of the war starting, there were huge numbers of soldiers with the infantryman’s curse; trench foot, caused when the feet are kept wet and cold for long periods of time. My elder son is nearing the end of training as a Royal Marine Commando and he and his fellow recruits are trained in-depth about how to look after their feet to avoid this distressing and unpleasant condition. Despite their best efforts, some of the lads still get the pitting which is a precursor to the full blown condition. Thankfully with modern treatments and medications they soon clear it up. All in all, life has improved dramatically for all of us as far as medicine is concerned and I for one, am extremely grateful for it. I wish you all a peaceful year.

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Jessica Joyce trained in Beauty Therapy and Massage in 2011, and since then, between treating and pampering clients, she has been furthering her knowledge in skin care with renowned professional skin care institute, Dermalogica, qualifying as a Skin Specialist.

“I love all aspects of beauty, but I’m particularly fascinated by skincare” says Jessica. “It’s amazing how the skin can rejuvenate itself, and how simple treatments can make such a big difference. Your skin is such an important part of how you look and I really enjoy helping clients to feel better about themselves.” Jessica has used Dermalogica herself for a number of years, which is why she chose to use the products and undertake their renowned skin care course. “The products aren’t expensive compared to many, but I have both seen and experienced the difference they can make!” Jessica offers free face-mapping, looking closely at the skin in specific zones to determine the skin type and condition, and tailor the treatment accordingly. As well as relaxing facials that can immediately improve the skin’s condition, Jess offers microdermabrasion, providing intense exfoliation to expose a renewed layer of skin and help with various skin problems including

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Jess recently relocated from a central Belper salon, and now offers her skin care, massage, beauty treatments and nails from her home treatment room, or on a mobile basis for your convenience. “I provide all kinds of beauty treatments – from a relaxing massage to pamper parties for hen do’s or any other special occasion. Clients are welcome to visit my treatment room or, if they prefer, they can be pampered in the comfort of their own home!” Jessica is offering All Things Local readers a 10% discount on first bookings – simply call 07702 829587 and quote ‘ATL’ to make your appointment.

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ETS - Eden Tyres & Servicing Why service our cars? We all hate getting out of bed and venturing outside during the winter months. However, the cold and icy conditions predicted are going to be just as tough on our cars as they are on us. On 2nd December 2012 there was a major frost; the AA reported attending to an average of 1,150 breakdowns every hour. However, one way to reduce the risk of breakdown is to get your car serviced regularly. Not only does it extend the expected life-span of your car, by identifying small problems from the outset, it also guarantees your car is functioning safely at all times. Eden Tyres & Servicing offer a full range of services starting with their Eco Service 29 point seasonal check at only £29.95 to a full Service using only the best Castrol Oils. Amazing Fact: Castrol Edge is tested at -52 degrees Celsius - and still runs fluid!

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Test Drive: Kia Ray EV

Kia is entering the electric vehicle market in 2014 with an EV version of its Soul mini SUV. We headed to South Korea to try that car’s forerunner, the Ray EV, which is leading the charge for the brand’s electric future. We took it for a spin around the heaving city to see what we could learn about the Soul that will use an enhanced version of its tech.

to have Kia’s top spec with a clever sat nav system that will point out recharging locations and range, just like our Ray EV test car did. Kia did tell us the Soul will come with heated and cooling front and rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Slightly different bumpers and headlamps, and a charge point in the grille will mark out the EV model from the rest of the Soul range.

What is it? Let’s clear this up from the start – the Ray is not, and will never be, available in the UK. But this car is pioneering the technology that will appear in the Soul EV in the UK in the winter of 2014. The Ray is a micro city car for the Korean market where some 67,000 have been sold. The EV version, though, is only available on a pilot car sharing scheme in Seoul where 180 of the tiny cars are available to 15,000 members for as little as £3 an hour. Kia has been using the scheme to gain data on its EV models that it has used to refine the mass production Soul version.

What’s under the bonnet? What’s more important is what’s under the seats. Hidden in the floor pan is a battery pack that’s coupled to an electric motor situated in the more traditional location under the bonnet. We won’t concentrate too much on what the Ray features, as much of this has been enhanced for the Soul. The Soul EV has a range of 125 miles, can be fully charged in five hours or topped up in just 25 minutes with a fast charger. Top speed is 90mph and it will hit 60mph in around 14 seconds. What’s the spec like? That’s unclear at this point, but what we do know is that when the Soul EV arrives it will be the most expensive model in the range. That will mean it’s likely

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Any rivals? BMW are the latest entrants to this market with the i3, but electric car buyers can also choose from more established offerings from Nissan like the Leaf, or Renault’s Zoe. If you’re looking for something even more outrageous, then you could consider a Renault Twizy. What’s it like to drive? On clogged streets in South Korea’s capital, we found the brisk, smooth acceleration of the battery powered model a boon. The silent running makes for a relaxing drive and the added weight from the batteries was hard to spot. Regenerative braking was also impressive, if a little aggressive at slamming on the anchors at times.

The verdict We’re impressed with Kia’s first entry into the EV market. There’s currently no word on pricing for the Soul or whether buyers will be offered the car complete with batteries to buy outright, like Nissan, or rented the batteries and sold the car, like Renault. What was clear from our test drive, though, is that Kia has EV technology pretty much nailed and it’s ready to go. The likelihood is that the manufacturer’s competitive pricing will be brought into the equation; the Soul EV could be the shake up the segment needs.

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Model: Kia Ray EV Price: N/A (car share scheme only) Engine: 50kw electric motor Power: 68bhp, 167Nm Max speed: 90mph 0-60mph: 15.9s Range: 125 miles Emissions: 0g/km

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Keith and Darren Bennett of ChipsAway Derby are celebrating 10 years of business in and around Derby. ChipsAway offer a self-sufficient mobile service, repairing bumper scuffs, vandal scratches, alloy wheels and minor dent repairs. All they require is access to an electric point. The Derby franchise of ChipsAway was established in October 2003. They are a father and son team with over 50 years’ experience between them. Keith has over 30 years’ previous experience in a body shop,

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There are unfortunately too few people who can genuinely say “I enjoy my job”. Roy Milner, Kilburn-based painter and decorator, is one of those lucky few. He started decorating at the age of twenty, following in his father’s footsteps, and found that he absolutely loved it! “I’d tried other jobs, but once I started decorating I knew it was the career for me!” “Decorating is hard work, but I get tremendous job satisfaction from transforming a ‘tired’ room into something spectacular. I’ll never get sick of that feeling! It’s a privilege to work on people’s homes and the feedback we get really makes the job worthwhile.”

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to the rescue when a DIY project has become too much to handle! “We often get called in to help customers when DIY gets too stressful. People work very hard and their leisure time is precious. Taking on a big decorating project when you’re tired and not too sure what you’re doing can be problematic. I’d always recommend getting a professional in – you’ll get a better finish in half the time, and save your sanity (and often your relationship!)”

Roy worked for a number of large contractors before starting his own business 27 years ago and he has been successfully decorating homes and offices in the local area and beyond ever since. Over 12 years ago Roy took on a female decorator, Rachel, to help him and the pair now make a formidable team.

One thing Roy is fastidious about is cleanliness. “I insist that we always leave a property as tidy as we found it. We hoover up, put furniture back and clean windows. It’s all part of the service!” Many of Roy and Rachel’s customers have so much faith in the pair that they leave their keys, go on holiday, and return to a clean, tidy and fabulous looking home. What a feeling!

Roy and Rachel work on all types of properties from domestic to commercial, listed to new build, both inside and out. They can join a project at any point, offering advice at the planning stage or coming

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If your cat or a neighbour’s cat is a problem, bear in mind that the more bare soil there is, the more likely that a cat will start to use it as its loo. Ground cover planting is essential and you could always use temporary annual flowers to fill in gaps between longer term planting. If you find that these too are scuffed up shortly after you have planted them, then the best thing to do is cover newly planted areas of bedding with an arch of chicken mesh or with sticks with taut string tied between them. Obviously this will look a mess but can be removed promptly once the plants have rooted well and started to establish. I have found that the electronic cat deterrent ‘Cat-Watch’ works very well and over a large area too, especially if they are mains-powered.

There’s always a lot to say about small pests such as greenfly, caterpillars, vine-weevil and so forth, but early in the year it’s some of the bigger ‘residents’ which can really drive you around the bend. I’m talking about cats and dogs. We may indeed be a nation of animal lovers, but there is no doubt about it: even a hardened admirer of cats like me occasionally finds it difficult to combine a love of gardening with our own or indeed other people’s favourite furry friends. Cats and dogs may be the nation’s top pets, but they also cause a lot of heartache in the garden. So what can you do to ensure that you continue to garden happily, successfully and safely, despite the fact the garden is visited by cats and dogs… and without harming these lovely creatures either? You may need to consider actively fencing off one part of the garden to be used for your dog, and trying to keep another area completely dog free. If you have problems with dogs coming in from next door, then it’s essential that you make repairs to fences promptly. Now is a good time because there is relatively little plant foliage to hide holes, gaps or loose panels in fencing. Remember that the dog is also likely to be able to squeeze underneath or around many types of fence, so you may need to use chicken netting or a similar material too. Don’t forget that gates as well as fences need to be dog-proofed, and never left open for the dog to wander through. If you really have a serious problem that this won’t resolve then you can try a fox deterrent such as ‘Fox-Watch’. Dogs and foxes are closely related so this should have some effect against other people’s dogs.

Mulching materials can sometimes cause problems and despite what the label says, many gardeners have told me that they found that the cocoa shell mulches seem to attract cats. Generally speaking soggy mulches like this or anything with a strong smell do tend to deter cats, as they hate digging in moist material. Take extreme care if dogs use the garden as cocoa shell mulches can prove fatal to them. Mulches made of large pebbles or stones also tend to keep them at bay, but smaller diameter gravel or shingle seems to be quite attractive to some cats. Some people suggest growing a patch of cat mint to entice the cat away from your beloved plants, but I find that it simply seems to attract them in and set them off on some kind of a ‘cat high’. Areas of freshly sown seed look very attractive to a cat or dog and again are best protected either by chicken mesh or sticks and string. Remember to keep the string taut at all times, as there’s a slight risk that birds could become entangled in it.

Sometimes a few strategically planted dense and quite prickly shrubs such as pyracantha may help to deter digging paws before they manage to get through to your garden. Obviously you don’t want to cause the animal actual harm, but something sharp, prickly or simply very dense can act as a good deterrent. Next door’s cat or others in the neighbourhood are trickier to deal with as unfortunately they do tend to try and do their ‘toileting’ along the edges of their own territory, making your garden a prime target area.

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When it comes to your home, you want it to be comfortable and inviting to those who take the time to visit. And you want it to be something you can be proud to show off. If your home seems a little dreary or outdated, a few simple changes will brighten things up and leave you with a feeling that you’ve just given your home a much needed facelift. Painting: One of the main ways people tend to redecorate their homes is by painting. This is an inexpensive method that can create a whole new look. When painting your rooms, it is important to remember to take into account the existing furnishings, unless you plan on purchasing new furniture, as well. You can also consider adding wallpaper to one wall. This can create a subtle (or not so subtle depending on the wallpaper you choose) visual interest to the room. Window Treatments: Whether you are aiming for an ultra modern and contemporary look or a warm and inviting country French look, you’ll find a variety of styles, fabrics and colours to choose from. Cafe curtains are a great way to let light in while preserving some privacy. For a new look in your living room, try something simple and sophisticated. If you have the skills to sew, you can try out new looks for the cost of fabric and your time. If you’re crafty, you can try your hand at a new slipcover for your sofa or new cushions that coordinate with your window

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Glazed Timber Extensions – A Versatile Addition to Your Home Jon Pilkington suggests how you can transform your property with a timber glazed extension. Timber glazed extensions such as a garden room or orangery are a chic addition to any home whether traditionally styled or contemporary. When designed sympathetically to the property and built using modern manufacturing techniques, a timber-glazed extension will outlast, outperform and be far more attractive than any “off the shelf” UPVC conservatory. These extensions can be integrated into the existing room structure and will give a natural flow out into the garden to enjoy all year round. As well as being properly insulated and ventilated, these types of extension can also be as physically secure as any other part of the home. How do these differ from conservatories? While all these styles of extension are typically connected to a property, the differences in design and style can be considerable. The roof design is perhaps the most noticeable difference with a conservatory usually featuring a fully

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All extension types typically feature brickwork to different extents, with conservatories often using low level walls to support the main structure. There is usually more variation with garden rooms and orangeries as these can be predominately made from brickwork, or a combination of brick and timber framing. Whichever timber glazed extension you choose, whether garden room or orangery, if well designed, manufactured and installed it has the potential to completely transform the way the property is used. Contact Jon on 01773 522456 or email

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Lawn Care Much of the winter weather has been particularly mild and damp and this has allowed lawn moss to thrive. With somewhere between 9,000 and 14,000 moss species – it gets everywhere! It is the most simple of plants - it does not produce flowers or seeds. Neither does it have roots (only rhizoids to hold it in place). It absorbs nutrients for photosynthesis from the environment through its ‘leaf’ structure and is therefore non-parasitic when latching on to other plants. It is believed to be the earliest land plant, derived from ocean algae. Crucially, moss must have water otherwise its reproduction cycle cannot function, and it spreads primarily by wind-borne spores. And, whereas grass needs a minimum of approximately 5 degrees C to grow, moss grows from just above zero. So why does moss grow in lawns? Here is a summary of the main reasons:

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There’s a lot in the media about children being inactive and leading dangerously sedentary lives that could cause health problems as they get older. I’m sure, unfortunately, that this may be the case for some children, but for most kids that I know, the opposite is true. Every week flies by in a blur of activity. As soon as school ends, the extra-curricular activities begin. Time and logistics are managed with military precision to ensure that the right child is in the right place at the right time, fed and watered and with all the correct equipment (apparently going to gymnastics in a swimming costume just isn’t cool. Who’d have thought it?) The snatched few moments at home are often spent doing homework, rehearsing, practising instruments, reading... it’s endless. As a parent, it’s so difficult to know what to do. When does it all become too much? In an effort not to allow our children to fall in to the sedentary rut and become couch potatoes we can often go to the opposite extreme, cramming life with so much activity and excitement that no-one knows whether they’re coming or going. We want to give our kids opportunities, teach them skills, help them to socialise, keep them fit and healthy and make life fun; but without life becoming a frantic, exhausting blur for the whole family. I was recently offered some ‘constructive criticism’ when I stopped my daughter’s dance lessons. She loved it, but then she loves her other three weekly activities too, and something had to give. We jointly decided that dance would be the one to go; even if it was just temporarily. I was told, however, that giving up something she enjoyed demonstrated a lack of commitment - “You have to stick at things and put in time and effort.” Although I was a little taken aback at first, there’s part of me that can see this

perspective. We’ve just had Britain’s most successful Olympic medal haul, which doesn’t happen without determination, effort and a great deal of parental support, even from a young age. On the other hand though, kids need time to relax and enjoy their childhood, free from pressure. There’s plenty of that to come later on in life.

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So how do you know what’s too little and what’s too much? When are you holding your kids back and when are you wearing them out? We want them to have experiences and opportunities but without being ‘pushy parents’. As with so many parental issues, there’s no simple answer and there’s criticism in the media or from others no matter what you do. My two children are very different when it comes to activities. I have one that wants to join in with anything and everything, and another who, for the most part, would really rather not. I tend to follow their lead and let them each make decisions about what they’d like to do. On occasion though, I do override them; but again, knowing when to step in and when to just let it go is a minefield, and if you get it wrong you’ll spend the next week or so beating yourself up about it (and your child never, ever, lets you forget!). If they’re enjoying an activity but are put off by a trivial incident, do you encourage them to keep it up and see them unhappy, even for a short while? Or do you let them sacrifice something that you know they enjoy over a matter that could well be irrelevant in a few weeks’ time? If you do the former you’re pushy, if you do the latter you’re encouraging them to be a quitter! The answer may be to lead by example, but in the midst of all of this it’s hard to keep your own life going too. My daughter recently asked “What’s your hobby, Mum?” Erm...!

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Holly’s Column What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was in my early years of primary school most of my classmates knew what they wanted to be, mainly princesses and supermen - but they knew. They had a set job. I know that I wanted to spend my grown up years as a very exciting Lollipop Lady by day, poet by night.

As we grew older our aspirations evolved. However, with us getting older we learned about more and more different jobs and it became a lot harder to choose which you wanted to do. I think it was around the time when you realise just ‘being famous’ wasn’t as easy as it seemed and when we realised that, the practicalities of having other jobs came in too. For some people it’s really clear what their perfect job would be. A girl in my year (year 9), has a real talent for drawing and maths so her main goal in life is to be an architect. But for others it’s not so simple. My parents don’t really mind what I become as long as I am happy but my mum hopes that I won’t become an army bomb disposal expert. When I explain that I don’t know what to do, I often get comforted and told that I have all the time in the world to decide. But if I suddenly jump to the decision that I want to be an Olympic gymnast then I would have needed to start years ago. It’s even harder to decide when most of the careers we will have in the future don’t even exist yet. At my age my dad had no idea that he would have a job in computer programming because he had never heard of it at the time. 100 years ago, I would have already left school because the leaving age in 1914


was 12 and my career would have been to either do something in textiles or in service. The youngest solider in the First World War was a boy of 12, who lied about his age (along with many other under 18s). I can’t imagine leaving school at my age now (14) let alone 2 years ago, but I guess that was just the expectations of the day and at least it was easier to decide. It’s strange to think that all the boys in my year would know what they were going to do: They were going to war and many of them wouldn’t return.

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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher It’s not just desperate women who start penning letters to people who are in penitentiaries. Fifteen-year-old Zoe decides to unburden herself of her story to a prisoner on Death Row. So terrible is her secret that she feels she can’t reveal what happened to anyone else and so Zoe writes to Stuart Harris in Texas. Zoe’s tale is packed with teenage angst, with the right smattering of humour thrown in. Her letters of betrayal and the most terrible of love triangles will have you hooked right up until the last page. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Millions of readers have fallen in love with Stargirl, as does Leo, whose heart this kooky, alternative girl wins when she turns up at his high school. Jerry Maguire had his girl at ‘hello’; Stargirl only needs to smile for Leo to fall for her. She’s quirky and imaginative; a mysterious being with a celestial name and no one quite knows where she’s from or where she’s going. Whatever your age, Stargirl will stay with you, like a brand new friend. Every Day by David Levithan Whenever you think you’re not quite feeling yourself, spare a thought for ‘A’. Every morning, A wakes up in a different body, and it’s been that way since A was born. The instability and uncertainty has become the only constant in A’s life. That is, until A meets Rhiannon. On that fateful morning, A wakes up as none other than Rhiannon’s good-for-nothing boyfriend, Justin. From 24 wonderful hours grows a


longing to be near someone and with someone, no matter what it takes. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Terminally-ill Hazel is living on borrowed time thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, but just when she thinks her own story is already written in the stars, into the Cancer Kid Support Group walks Augustus. Tragically heart-breaking and yet funny to boot, this is a brilliantly-written story of two individuals, coming together in the most unlikely of places and finding that life is often full of the most exquisite pain. Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick Eric and Merle love each other but are separated by time and space. If you’ve ever thought that you lived another life, in another time, then spare a thought for this pair. The novel has seven stories which span the centuries, from ancient civilisations to the not-too-distant future and find Eric and Merle trying desperately to return to one another. Reincarnated as lovers, siblings, and even mother and son, they are repeatedly drawn back to each other. In this, the most unusual of gothic romances, the pair will eventually have to make the ultimate sacrifice. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Always being on the periphery and one of life’s observers certainly may seem to have its advantages. Fifteen-year-old Charlie is the ‘wallflower’ in question and through a series of letters, reveals his fears about starting high school. Unusually for him, he is quickly befriended by a Senior called Patrick and becomes ingratiated into his group. Far from being another lighthearted high-school novel, the book tackles issues such as homophobia and incest. Charlie has a tough road ahead of him as he tries to come to terms with his past and learn to embrace his future.

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Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who provides a wonderful service or who works hard to make a Beverley Kennedy, Floraline difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Beverley Kennedy (pictured) from Floraline, Gregory’s Way in Belper, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Gail Ashley of Belper nominated by her friend and neighbour, Liz Wright. Here is what Liz wrote: “I would like to nominate Gail Ashley, my neighbour for being there whilst I’m ill with cancer. Gail nips across every day, makes me drinks, does the ironing and housework but more


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Your Horoscope February and March 2014 The Cosmos during February and March February is the month for lovers, culminating with a passionate full moon on Valentine’s Day on February the 14th. The love planet Venus spends the month in down-to-earth Capricorn, suggesting that relationships could get serious! Mars is in balanced and fair-minded Libra, and again relationships are in the spotlight. The Chinese New Year started with the new moon on the 31st January as there is no new moon during this month. 2014 welcomes the year of the Horse, traditionally turbulent for finances but great for friendships. Communicative Mercury moves into the retrograde phase on the 7th and as usual, this placement may bring confusion and hold-ups in areas of travel and communication. You know how Mercury likes to play tricks – it’s time to take a little extra care in these areas of life. March: March is another blue moon month and celebrates two new moons, one on the 1st in Pisces and the second one on the 30th in Aries. Pisces is the sign of imagery, dreams and fantasy, so this is the month to let your imagination run wild and connect with your personal hopes and wishes. This moon also marks a new beginning and helps to connect us all with our compassionate and spiritual purpose. The Spring Equinox on the 20th and the Aries moon both bring a more dynamic and fiery quality to help turn those dreams into reality. Mercury turns direct on the 2nd and life should get easier as plans start to move forward. The mighty planet Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since November, and finally moves forward again on the 6th March. Jupiter’s effects are to expand our experiences, our knowledge and our understanding of why we are here. All round there should be more optimism, growth, generosity and abundance. Enjoy this special time!

ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 Motivational Mars, your planetary ruler, is travelling through the relationship area of your chart, deeply emotional situations may arise, so do take care not to lose patience with those around you. Harmonious Venus, moving forward in a pivotal sector, ensures that business deals can turn out very successfully. March: Jupiter moves forward in an important part of your chart, this is an excellent time to begin a new venture that you’d like to be long-term and prosperous. Focus is now on your foundations and building your inner world so that you feel secure. The new moon in your sign on the 30th brings opportunities. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 Relationships are the focus for this month as your ruling planet Venus is getting rather serious in sensible Capricorn! The full moon in Leo on the 14th presents an opportunity to stir up totally new ways of thinking and planning ahead. Jupiter expands your consciousness and helps you to be more confident. March: Jupiter expands communications and all areas of learning, try not to take on too many daily activities or new interests during this month. Venus, your ruling planet, moves into quirky Aquarius on the 6th bringing the opportunity of a new career goal and for meeting interesting and unusual people. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 Plans for long distance travel will be on your mind and a brand new adventure is beckoning. Try to get any business matters sorted out before your ruling planet goes into the retrograde phase on the 7th. The full moon on Valentine’s Day opens up new and exciting areas of communication and social ventures. March: Expansive Jupiter is travelling forward through your financial sector. During this time, you are likely to see and enjoy some new benefits to your earning power and to your value system. Keep yourself focused and this should turn out to be a profitable and productive month. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 You may still be experiencing some delays and setbacks as the mighty planet Jupiter is retrograde in your sign until March. Don’t be disheartened as this is a good time for sorting out your finances and getting some good advice. The full moon on the 14th brings a new sense of joy and abundance. March: The new moon in Pisces on the 1st is important and you should feel a restored sense of gentleness and compassion. Jupiter moving forward in your sign after the 6th brings your confidence and enthusiasm to the forefront. You are likely to feel positive about your ability to push ideas forward. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 This month you will want to review strategic areas of your life. Your career and working life are highlighted, with opportunities for advancement and increased earning potential. The full moon in your sign on the 14th gives you a strong boost to really get going and be more creative. March: This month highlights your work, health and wellbeing and all your daily routines. Pluto and Venus in Capricorn challenge you to tune in and examine these areas. Mercury moving forward in your opposite sign of Aquarius ensures that communications in all relationships can be exciting and rewarding. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 Romance and enjoyment are in the spotlight this month as love Goddess Venus brings relationships to the forefront. Normally cautious Virgo can really let go and enjoy fun and games. This is also a good time for creativity, but do try to get business matters sorted before Mercury goes retrograde on the 7th. March: Mercury, your ruler, moves forward again on the 2nd after a three week slowdown. As life appears


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LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 The warrior planet Mars is in your sign all month, and normally peaceful Libra will be feeling rather unsettled. It may well be best to think before you speak to avoid upsetting those around you. Jupiter is expanding your professional sector and great opportunities could now be in the pipeline. March: With dynamic Mars moving backwards in your sign, you’ll find that March brings your undivided attention to your personal relationships. Venus, your ruler, changes sign on the 6th and asks you to examine your feelings and beliefs Freedom and individuality are more important than ever.


to get easier and your creativity expands, you’ll want to be sure that you work in the most rewarding way possible. Venus moving to Aquarius on the 6th brings new and exciting ideas to push you forward.

SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 Organised Saturn is still very strong in your sign and picks up the light of Venus on the 23rd – this could bring the breakthrough that you have been waiting for! The full moon on the 14th highlights a career opportunity and your confidence and creative energy will be at an all-time high. March: This month’s planetary activity turns your attention to your home and family life. Mercury has slowed things down but is finally moving forward again after the 2nd. This is also a great time for extending and broadening your horizons. You may need to take a deep breath and have the courage to change things. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 Your ruling planet, the mighty and abundant Jupiter, is still retrograde in the financial sector of your chart. Some delays will probably occur, but this is a good time for planning ahead. Innovative ideas and plans for new adventures will start to form at the Leo new moon on the 14th and creativity is also enhanced. March: This month turns the spotlight to your financial arrangements and you may well be looking at new and creative ways to expand your income. It’s all change as your ruler, expansive Jupiter, moves forward after the 6th. This ensures that your confidence improves as you put your beliefs and your values into action. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 Your home and family life are in the spotlight this month as transformational Pluto in your sign moves to aspect unruly Uranus in Aries. Positive change could well be on the agenda as feelings of restlessness take hold. Venus, also in your sign, suggests that innovative plans and ideas can now become reality. March: Dynamic Mars is still moving backwards in the most prominent position of your chart. Career expansion, ambition and advancement on all levels may have been delayed. But take heart as mighty Jupiter moves forward after the 6th and brings easier relationships and creative communication into the spotlight. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 Abundant and expansive Jupiter is highlighting the work area of your chart, although still in retrograde motion until March, Jupiter opens the door to wonderful opportunities and exciting new plans can now be laid down. The full moon in your opposite sign on the 14th illuminates a previously untapped area. March: The Pisces new moon on the 1st falls in a pivotal sector of your chart. Reassessing your vision and your life goals will be the focus of the month. Your ruler, innovative Uranus, shows you the way with some brilliant new ideas that can certainly be turned into profit making endeavours after the 6th. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 Your ruler, the mystical Neptune is in alignment with abundant Jupiter in a pivotal sector of your chart. Favouring creativity and romance, this will be an important month for firming up your plans for this year. You are already deeply intuitive and here is an opportunity to enhance your special gift. March: The powerful new moon in your sign on the 1st of the month brings clarity and focus to many areas of your life. This is a time for new beginnings and for really getting in touch with your creativity. Expansive Jupiter is well placed for romance and after the 6th meaningful friendships gather on the horizon.

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and the power and the majesty that he had known by arriving in Jesus, who grew tired like we do, cried like we do, hungered, grew thirsty and really experienced everything we experience. As we leave the traditions and the busyness of Christmas behind then and as we continue to wonder about giving away or exchanging some of those ropey Christmas presents we were given, let’s consider the gift that we cannot exchange, a gift that is personal and practical, a gift that is perfect and a gift that is purchased. God has such a gift available for you. He has just been waiting for you to start unwrapping it. I encourage you to join the small group that meets through St Peter’s Parish. It explores life’s puzzling questions and God’s response in company with others. May you know God’s love and peace this 2014. Ask him questions.

There is much that we do at this time of the year to plan and look forward. We wonder about what the rest of 2014 will bring. Spring is announcing its coming in the stirring of soil and the growth of all things green and Christmas seems a long time ago. Maybe you miss the glow of Christmas and maybe instead you are glad that life’s regular pattern is commencing. I want to encourage you this 2014 to live in the light of God’s love every day, to help yourself to the inner peace that extends beyond those Yule-tide carols. This year “Carols in the Marketplace” was particularly busy but perhaps we park too quickly all the reminders that Christmas brought us to live out of God’s peace. My daughter had plans this year to extend her time opening presents, wondering if she could hold off a little, put some presents away and then open them when she had forgotten about them to recapture the excited feeling again. This got me reflecting on the gift that God has made available to us all that we can continue to unwrap, whether it’s February or March or indeed any month of the year. Are you still cherishing any of those gifts you were given at Christmas or have they made their way to the backs of drawers and cupboards? I have some suggestions as to what makes a good and lasting gift. Personal A present has to be personal. In Isaiah we read about how we are known personally by a God who calls us by our very names. You are mine, says God. God knows our heartaches and joys, our longings and frustrations. The God who could not have made himself any bigger to get our attention, made himself smaller and came in the form of a vulnerable baby so that we could relate to him. Clever stuff! Practical The second thing that makes for a good gift is it not being a one-hit wonder, soon parked to gather dust. We want a gift that goes on and on much like my daughter’s plan to prolong her presents. John writes in his gospel ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.’ God’s gift never ends. God also gifts us with forgiveness for all the times we mess up. We are able to look forward secure in who we are and help other people move forward too. Far more effective than a New Year’s resolution. Purchased The next thing that makes a gift good is that it is purchased, whether with time: a home-made gift, or money, it will have cost us something. God paid for his gift to us. It cost God everything as he gave up the splendour


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Mabel Nicholson

Mabel and Dorothea Nicholson

It is always a pleasure for members of a historical society to be asked if they would like to have material relating to a local person. So it was intriguing when a relative of Mabel Nicholson telephoned the Chairman last year, having been referred by staff at Belper Library. When Mabel’s daughter Dorothea died in 1999, family documents and photographs were given to her nearest relative, a cousin in Leeds. As no other family members are now interested in them, it was decided to find out if they could be passed on to somewhere where they belong historically, rather than be destroyed. We are delighted to have been given this fascinating collection, and are accessing them into our archive for further study and preservation. Mabel Nicholson was head teacher at Long Row Infants’ School in Belper from 1909 to 1937. Her daughter Dorothea graduated as an MA of Sheffield University, and taught in Belper and Derby. They both had distinguished careers as head teachers, and as far as is known, their life stories remain to be written. It may be of interest to know the kind of material we have received, especially if you have similar items which may be seeking a sympathetic home. Mabel Nicholson (née Mosley) started her career as a pupil teacher, and won a first class Queen’s Scholarship in 1895 to enter Ripon Training College. She left with a double first teacher’s certificate and a double first Archbishop’s Certificate for the teaching of religious knowledge. We have all those certificates. She taught at several schools, at two of which she was head teacher. In 1904 she married the chief metallurgical chemist at the St David’s gold mine in Wales, and Dorothea was born there. Her husband’s death in 1908 saw her return to teaching as head at Long Row Infants’ School. Belper Historical Society has been given marriage, death and birth certificates and photographs of family members of the Nicholsons and the Mosleys. One poignant document is the hand written will of Mabel’s brother, in which he urges her to see that when he dies he is buried quickly, as he does not wish to be a bother to anyone. This may relate to 1914-18 war service.


There are treasured prayer and other religious books belonging to both women, and some autograph books, illustrated with delightful drawings and verses inscribed by friends. Many news cuttings, leaflets, and letters illuminate the careers and interests of a devoted mother and daughter.

Dorothea was long associated with Christ Church in Belper, and she contributed significantly to the cost of its restoration in 1999. However, she did not live to see it happen, and her funeral was the last to be held in the church before the work began. The whole collection gives a fascinating insight into the lives of these women who dedicated their careers to education, and will repay careful study in the future. It would have been a tragedy if the documents had been destroyed. If you have any information about Mabel or Dorothea Nicholson, we would be pleased to add it to this collection. Belper Historical Society arranges talks which are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm at St John’s Heritage Centre. The subject on February 5th is “Fairground Art” given by Neil Calladine. All are welcome, and there is a charge of £1.50 for visitors which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. If you would like to discuss any aspect of Belper’s history with members of the Historical Society, they can be found at St John’s Heritage Centre, The Butts, Belper on the last Saturday of the month between 9.30 and 12 noon.

By Pat Marjoram Chairman, Belper Historical Society

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Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Belper Practice at the old Herbert Strutt School, Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, 7.30pm Mondays. New members welcome, or just sit and listen. Paul: 01773 748986.

Scottish Dancing Hazelwood Village Hall, Hazelwood. Opens mid-Sept. Details from Robert Bee 01629 822476

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Shamanic Journeying Group Meet 3rd Friday of the month. St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper 7pm – 10pm Contact Pat Dunnicliffe or Del woods on 01332 880984 Info:

Diddi Dance Pre-school dance group at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, Belper. Meet on Thursdays 9.30am to 10.15am for children 16 months to school age. No classes at Christmas. Debi Walker: 07805 784445 or Fibro Lifestyle Informal self-help support group for people with Fibromyalgia. Meetings held last Tuesday of each month. Info: Brenda 01773 827019. Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper. A local charity delivering high quality arts opportunities within the community. Rooms for hire including Music Rehearsal space at very reasonable rates. Details: 01773 820484, Email or visit Fleet Indoor Bowls Belper Would love to see new members at our very laid back, friendly club. Monday evenings. Average age 50+ but all ages considered. Phone: Annette 01773 824945. Folk Friendzy Traditional Dancing for youngsters 5-19 years old at Belper Community Hall (behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper.) Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm. Also at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm. New dancers welcome. 01773 743741. Friends of Belper Parks A community group who holds events and work parties to improve and maintain Belper Parks. See website or ring Dave 01773 824743. Friends of Belper River Gardens Organising concerts, events and taking part in working parties to make use of and help improve Belper’s unique Edwardian riverside gardens. Trevor 01773 821920 Genus (Belper District) Scout Network For boys and girls 18-25. Contact network leader Adam Thompson 01332 841744; email or visit Goryukan Belper Aikido Club Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU, Tuesday & Thursday nights. Contact Henry Sensei on 07538-757073/Email: L D Camera Club Meet alternative Tuesdays at the Conservative Club, Campbell Street, Belper, 8pm. T Swift: 01773 853437. Learning Through Drama St John’s School, Belper, Mondays, 4.30pm to 5pm; and Long Row School, Belper, Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5pm. Speech and drama tuition by qualified teachers for ages 5 to 15. Call: 07914 539719. Meditation Group Belper Unitarian Chapel, Field Row off Green Lane. Every 2nd Wednesday 7.45-9.15pm. All welcome – no experience necessary. Andy Phillips 01773 823160 or

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Mums & Minis Denby Bottles Church, Danesby Crescent, Tuesdays 10am to 12noon. Mike and Alison James 01773 743104 Probus Club For retired people. Meet at Denby Lodge, Denby on the second Thursday each month at 10.45am. New members welcome. Mr H Hunt: 01773 570483 Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only. Tae Kwon-do & Self Defence Kilburn Village Hall Adult & Junior classes Sat: 10.00-12.00noon. Sun 9.30-10.30am Panthers 4-7 yrs Sat: 9.00-10.00am & Wed 5.00-6.00pm Contact Shirley 07779 812468 The Wednesday Club Denby Institute first Wednesday every month. 2.15pm. Betty: 01332 880726. All welcome. Walking for Health Meet outside the Bourne Cafe, Denby Pottery Visitor’s Centre. Thursday 9.30am. Various routes led by trained walk leaders. Contact: 01283 563483. Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586

Codnor & District WI 2nd Tuesday each month, 7.15pm at Methodist Church Hall, Mill Lane, Codnor. 01773 714098.


Derbyshire County Council Children’s Centre – Come Out & Play in Codnor. Peveril House, Codnor. Play and information for families. Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.00pm. Telephone 01629 532601 or email:

1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377.

Jog Codnor Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at the Poet & Castle Pub. For all abilities. Tuesdays at 7pm Contact: Ben 07500 600171

Adult Yoga and Meditation Term time only: Mon at Meadows School, Park Road, Duffield . 7pm – 7.30pm Meditation followed by Yoga 7.30 – 9pm. Thurs: Yoga 1.15 – 2.30pm Duffield Scout Hall, Hall Farm Road. Info: Anita 01332 842070.

Tiny Talk Baby Sign Language Class Mondays 1.30-2.30pm at Waingroves Community Centre, Church Street, Waingroves DE5 9TX Trish Wright: 07795 554375 or

Derwent Valley Training Band Music Block, Ecclesbourne School, Mondays 5.45pm to 6.30pm for brass and wind players all ages, from beginners to Grade 3. Kath Hoblyn: 01332 840405.

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Derwent Valley Wind Band Concert Hall, Ecclesbourne School, term time only on Mondays 6.45pm8.15pm. For brass and wind players of all ages. Grade 3 and above. Tony Rawcliffe 01332 841501.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786 1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows Scout Hut off Highfield Road, Kilburn, Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Jenny Fox: 01773 743436. 1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14, at Scout HQ Highfield Road, Kilburn. Group Scout Leader David Hall: 01332 881492. Amber Community Choir A time of singing and fun, no experience needed. Hunters Arms, Kilburn. Alternate Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. For more info ring Cathy: 07986 450580.

Duffield and District Bowling Club Meet at Milford Bowling Green behind Nealies. Paul Greenwood: 01332 840478 or e-mail New members welcome. Duffield Art Group Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, every Friday 2pm. New members welcome. Sylvia Owen: 01773 824534. Duffield Gardening Club Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, first Saturday each month, 10am. Slide shows, outings, activities, coffee. Secretary Ken Cheesley 01332 841770. Duffield Pre-school Duffield Meadows School, Mon-Fri. For children aged 2yrs to school age. Thur & Fri lunch club. Contact: 07955 168892 or

Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486.

Duffield Singers Friendly community choir. Meet every Wednesday at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Farm Road,Duffield at 7.45pm. New members welcome, bass, tenor, alto & soprano voices. Email:

Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail

Duffield Tae Kwon-Do School Duffield Meadows School, on Mondays 4.50pm to 6.20pm and on Fridays 4.50pm to 6.20pm. New beginner children’s classes from aged 4 upwards. 4th dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363.

Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837.

Families at Four St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 4th Sunday 4pm. Games, stories and songs for families. 01332 840536.

Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200 Kilburn Life Group 8 Sitwell Drive, Kilburn. 10am to 11.30am first and third Wednesday of month. Discuss issues on life matters. Cynthia: 01332 882713. Kilburn Striders Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at car park opposite Pickford Gardens. For all abilities. Meets at various times. Please call Ross for details. Ross: 07791 683056


Kyleburn Historical Society Kilburn Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, Highfield Road, Kilburn, every third Thursday, 7.30pm. Speakers. Chairman. Keith Staley: 01332 881853.

Fusion Club for 5 to 11-year-olds at Emmanuel Christian Centre, 32 Chapel Street, Sundays 11am to 12noon. Parents welcome to stay. Family service first Sunday every month. Ignition St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall every Tuesday night during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for school years 10 to 13. 01332 840536. Impact St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, every Monday night during term time from 7pm to 8.30pm for school years 7 to 9. 01332 840536.

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Kick Fit and Abs Blast Duffield Meadows Junior School – aerobic and conditioning classes. Kick Fit on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm, £3.50. Abs Blast on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 7.55pm, £2. Or both for £5. Matt Elliott: 07971 923248 or e-mail

1st Sitwell Scout Group For cubs aged 7 ½ to 11. Meet every Weds 6.30-8pm. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Other sections to open soon. Info:, Email:

MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, Chapel Street, Duffield. Fridays 4.00pm-6.00pm (School years 7-9) 7.00pm-10.00pm (School years 10+) Contact Tom 01332 841386 or Elle 01332 840805.

Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm Sequence Dancing with Merrilyn. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997

Messy Church Methodist Church, King Street, Duffield, first Sunday of the month 10.30am - 11.15am. Bible stories, crafts, fun and activities for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Coleen 01332 841788.

Horsley Woodhouse Joggers Meet at the church hall, Horsley Woodhouse 7.00pm Thursdays. £2 per session. Beginners group for new or returning joggers. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488.

Music at Duffield Non-profit making music society and registered charity. Info:

Horsley Woodhouse Pre-School Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Term Time: Under 3’s Monday & Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Over 3’s Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm. Call 07969 964842 during opening hours.

Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email:

Horsley Woodhouse Royal British Legion Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club meets in the hall, alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. Bingo, dominoes and cards. Outings for members at regular intervals. Subs £8 per year. Come and join our friendly group. Call Don 01332 881379.

Songs of Praise St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, 1st Monday every month at 2pm. Service with traditional hymns, short talk, and cream tea. 01332 840536. Sparks St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 1st Sunday 10am for Primary School aged children. Songs, stories, games and meet Sparky. 01332 840536. The Duffield Club Private members snooker/social club at 13 Town Street, Duffield. Call Glyn: 07739 190976 Tiny Talk Baby Sign Language Class Wednesdays 10-11am at The Scout Hut, Duffield. Becci Davies: ‘Tra La La’ Singing & story sessions. Thurs mornings – age appropriate groups upstairs at The Pattenmakers Arms. Info Clare: 07932 815668 Email:

Holbrook 1st Holbrook Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout Group. Meet at Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Leader Mark Hudson: 01773 827083. Drumming Group Meets last Fri of month (may differ) 7pm – 9.30pm at The Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Contact Pat Dunnicliffe or Del Woods on 01332 880984 Info: Holbrook Baby & Toddler Group Holbrook Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Fridays 9.15am to 11.15am, term time. £2 per family. Rosemary Woodward: 07795 602478 Holbrook Friendship Club First Thursday of every month. 2pm -4pm at the Sports and Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Call David Robinson for more information 01773 828304 Holbrook Garden Group Holbrook Moor Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook, third Monday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome. David Skelton: 01332 881221. Holbrook Miners Welfare Bowls Club Holbrook Miners Welfare Club Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Details from Sharon Stevens: 01332 781403. Holbrook WI Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook, first Wednesday each month. 7.30pm. Lilian Phipps: 01332 881419.

Horsley & Coxbench Horsley & Coxbench WI Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, second Monday each month. 7.15pm. Tel: Janet 01332 883466. Horsley Over 60’s Club Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, alternate Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm. Secretary Betty Holloway: 01332 880726. Ladies Night Informal evenings with talks, crafts and social events every 3rd Tuesday 7.45 pm, in Horsley Village Hall Church Street, Horsley. 01332 881025 or 01773 741977

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Jog Duffield Jog Derbyshire group. Meets at Eyes Meadow. All abilities welcome. Monday 6pm, Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 6pm. Contact Julie 07934 494121

Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240. Over 55’s Gentle Exercise Class Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Pauline Clarke: 01773 712829 or Eric 01332 881566 Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 Walking for Health Meet outside the Working Men’s Club, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, 9.45am on Wednesdays. Free walk led by trained volunteer walk leaders; 2 to 3 miles long, though fields. Call Tor Pitts on 01283 563483 or 07977 439309. Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Little Eaton Adult Yoga Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, DE21 5EA; Wednesday 7.45pm to 9pm, term time only. Anita: 01332 842070. Baby Sensory Baby development classes at Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Meet every Tuesday 10am to 11am. Call Claire 07967 485855 to book your free trial visit. Fitness Training Fast Fitness, Little Eaton Park, Mondays 6-6.30pm, £2.50 Circuit Training, Little Eaton Village Hall, Thursdays 6-7pm, £5.00 Contact: Ailsa Waters 07929 610558 Little Eaton Crown Green Bowling Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane. Valerie Kaye: 01332 834389 or Maurice Walkerdine: 01332 880168. Little Eaton Dance School Little Eaton Village Hall, Little Eaton Park. Meet Saturdays, children 2 and over. Fun classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatic dance. Julie Law: 01332 835392 or 07815 564096. Little Eaton Jog Derbyshire Group Meet under Village Hall balcony. For all abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Fridays 9:15am (during school term time) Saturdays 8:15am Lesley Crane 07973 440589 Little Eaton Lawn Tennis Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 3 hard courts, open all year. New members welcome. Visit for application form. Little Eaton Players Amateur dramatic group staging several events a year. Rehearsals on Thursdays at Little Eaton OAP Hall, Barley Close, Little Eaton, 7pm. New members welcome. Richard 01332 831141. Little Eaton Playschool United Reformed Church, Alfreton Road, Little Eaton. Sessional play, care and learning. Monday to Friday for children 2 years to school age. Free funded places for 3 year olds. New play area and large garden. 07887 990783 or Little Eaton WI Second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 7.30pm. President Barbara Adams 01332 832267. or secretaryMarian Ford 01332 840628.

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Minds of Little Eaton OAP Hall, on Barley Close, Little Eaton, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Groups and agency talks, confidence-building, quizzes, art/ crafts, local walks, visits. Contact Sandra Tilling or Jenny Godfrey: (0115) 9308696. 50p donations for entry. OAP Hall Barley Close, Little Eaton. £7.50 per hour for hire. Screen is available for slide shows. OAP coffee morning, first Wednesday every month, 10am; Whist Drive, Thursdays 2pm to 4pm; OAP Keep Fit, Fridays. Susan: 01332 832577. The Friends in Harmony Choir Rehearse at Parish Rooms, Vicarage Road, Little Eaton, Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm. New singers welcome. Conductor Barbara Lowe: 01332 833861. The Village Pre-school Little Eaton At the new Little Eaton Village Hall, St Peter’s Park. Mon-Fri & all day on Mondays and Wednesdays. “Pop In” for Carers & under 5’s Fri am. Freeflow indoor and outdoor play. 07890 028346, 01332 834555 Twistin’ Tots Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane.Wednesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Music session for babies 0 to 5 years. Jacqui: 07977 578359. Youth Club New Village Hall, Little Eaton. Every Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm for Year 7 to school leavers. Chill out and have fun with friends. Snacks available. Helen 07970 767667

Smalley Art Group Draw and paint, at Smalley Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, every Tuesday 10am to 12noon, and 7pm to 9pm. Joining details from Jean Ross: 01332 781319. Smalley Lawn Tennis Club Off Dobholes Lane, next to cricket ground. Membership forms at Bell Inn, Smalley or Flower Shop, Horsley Woodhouse. New members welcome. Visit Smalley WI Church Hall, Main Road, Smalley, on third Thursday each month, 7.15pm. Secretary Ann Upton: 01773 715800.

Ripley 1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls 5-7 years; 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays at The Guide Hut, Outram Street, Ripley. Call April on 01773 742740.


Allsorts Activities for 0 to 5-year-olds. Free group on Thursdays 10.15am to 11.15am at Salvation Army Church, Heath Road. Further details: 01629 533900

Chevin Road Baptist Chapel Sundays 10.30-11.30am, Junior Church and coffee. Wednesday Club, various speakers alternate weeks. Thursday: Bible Study 7.30pm. Friday: monthly Coffee Mornings. Modern Interior, disabled friendly. New toilet and outside platform lift. Info: 01773 821965.

Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute and Ripley Children’s Centre. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583.

Derbyshire Archery Club Meet at the archery field behind Nealies at Milford. Shooting on Wednesday and Friday nights at 6.30pm. Regular Tournaments at Kedleston Hall in summer. Beginners Courses start in May. Information on or phone Ray Lunn on 01773 825184. Midas After-School Club Milford Primary School, Chevin Road. Mondays to Fridays 3.30pm to 6pm. Diana Lawday: 01332 842913. Milford & Makeney WI Meet at Holy Trinity Church Hall, A6 Milford, on first Monday afternoon of the month at 2pm. Jo: 01773 825478.

Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email Amber Valley Camcorder Club Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. Amber Valley CVS Volunteers needed to work with various organisations. Supports older people, families, children, helps and supports local groups giving advice on funding, as well as offering training, facilities and resources. Further details: 01773 512076. Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813.

Milford Pre-School Milford Primary School, Chevin Road, Mondays to Fridays 9am to 12noon, funded sessions for 3 to 5-year-olds; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm for 2 to 3-year-olds. Diana Lawday: 01332 842913.

Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954.

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Breastfeeding Support Group Free group for breastfeeding mums & mums to be interested in breastfeeding. Thurs 1.00 – 2.30, Ripley Children’s Centre, Sandham Lane, Ripley. Info: 01629 533900.

Morley Book Club Informal meetings every four to six weeks. Details from Beryl Toms: 01332 880107. Morley Evergreens Two outings a year and Xmas dinner. Further details from Secretary Kath Davies 01332 880719. Anyone receiving a pension (retirement, disability, widowed) is eligible for membership. Morley Village Youth Club Morley Village School, Main Road, term time only, Wednesdays, 7pm. Open to children and ex-pupils of Morley Village School, and children of that village. Secretary: Dawn Lockwood: 07799 061177. Morley WI Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, 2nd Tues each month. 7.30pm Contact Pam: 01332 664587


Poems for Pleasure WEA class meet at Baptist Church, Main Road, Smalley. 11-week course, from Wednesday September 30 to December 9, 10am to 12noon. Secretary Wyn Harvey: 01332 880013.

British Red Cross First Aid Group Salvation Army, Heath Road, every Thursday at 7.30pm. First Aid training to support Event First Aid. Adele Gregory: 01629 593329, e-mail Agregory@ or visit: Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details. Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon.

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Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Little Rascals A play session for parents under 25 and their children. Support and advice available if needed. Tues 1.30pm-2.45pm. (Term time only) Ripley Children’s Centre, Sandham Lane, Ripley. 01629 533900 Messy Mondays Come along & get messy. Free group for children to explore & experiment with new textures & experiences. Mons 10.15am-11.15am, Wood Street Methodist Church. 01629 533900. Please wear old clothes. Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486 Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Absolute Beginners Jog Group Meet Ripley Leisure Centre 9.00am Saturday mornings. Email: or Tel Ryan 07854 035770. Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471 Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Tony 07773 897621. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355 Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580. Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622 Ripley Memory Cafe Third Thursday of each month, 2pm-4pm, Field Terrace Community Room (opposite Co-op), Field Terrace, Off Slack Lane, Ripley DE5 3HL Info: Isobel Barker 01332 208845 or e mail:

Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247. Ripley Recorded Music Society Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Bob Astill, Secretary (01773) 714368. Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email:

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Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 605585.

Ripley Royal British Legion Branch 3669 Meet first Thursday of every month at The Sir Barnes Wallis, Maple Avenue, Ripley. 7.30-9.00pm. All welcome. Info: Chair Dean Fowler 07966 442387 or email Ripley Running Club Meet at Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley every Tuesday at 6.45pm Runners of all abilities welcome. More info: Eleanor Robinson on 01773 541950, or Ripley School of Dancing Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. Ballroom, Latin American & Classical. Children’s class Saturday 9.45am - 11am. Adults practice/tuition class Monday 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment: Brenda Jackson 01773 749948. Ripley Tuesday Club Club for over 60’s. Meet every Tues, 2-4 pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Speakers, Bingo, other events and days out. All welcome. Contact Eileen Towndrow 01773 741329 Ripley WI Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, 2nd Thursday every month, at 7pm. Contact Pat 01773 744804. Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031. The Ripley Art Group Meet every Weds at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. 2pm-4pm. For retired people. New members welcome. Info: Jeff Barber 01773 570255. Twistin’ Tots St Joseph’s RC Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Fridays 9.30am- 11.30am, Music and Play session for babies 0 to 5 years. Jacqui: 07977 578359. Unicorns Support group for parents & carers of children with additional or complex needs or disabilities. 2nd Weds of month. 1.15pm-2.45pm, Ripley Children’s Centre. Tel: 01629 533900. WaistWise Free NHS Weight Management Service, available throughout Amber Valley all year round. To find your nearest one call Derbyshire Health Promotion Service on 01246 868468. Wood Street Toddler Group Ripley Methodist Church, Wood Street, Ripley. Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.15am (term time only). Come for a coffee, chat and a play. All welcome. 0-5 years. Sue 01773 570364.

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Ripley Morris Men Male Cotswold Morris Side, meet every Thursday at Fritchley Church Hall, Fritchley, 8pm to 10pm. New and experienced dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560.

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Community Diary February / March 2014 February

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th: Take Heart (Derby) Private swim, Queens Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby. 3.15 to 4.15pm. 6th, 7th, 8th: Christ Church Panto – Jack & The Beanstalk. Performed by Christ Church, Belper. Evenings 7.30pm, Matinee Feb 8th, 2.30pm. Tkts: 01773 824974 or 01773 825635. 8th: Take Heart (Derby) Walking Back To Health Branston Monks Walk, 2.5 or 6.5 miles, meet The Bridge Inn, Branston, Derby. DE14 3EZ, 9.30am. Info: David Rowe 01332 767368. 10th: Take Heart (Derby) Monthly Meeting, Friends Meeting House, St. Helen’s St. Derby. 2.30pm. All welcome. Contact: Michael Flude 01332 380219. 14th: Derby Natural History Society present ‘A Basilisk in My Bedroom’ Bill Grange describes a holiday in Costa Rica. 7.15pm at the Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree. All welcome. Contact 17th: Heanor Floral Art Group, demonstration by Beverley Artis entitled ‘A Perfect Day’. Wilmot Street Welfare Centre, Heanor at 7pm. Plant stall, book table, raffle and refreshments. All welcome. Membership available, visitors £5. 18th-22nd: Heanor Musical Theatre Company presents Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp at Heanor Gate Science College. 7.15pm Tkts: £6 Tue Eve, £9 & £8 concessions Wed-Sat. The Box Office 07472 003095. 18th: South Derbyshire Members Centre of the National Trust at Landau Forte College, Fox St, Derby at 7.30pm, Cathy McAteer presents a whistle stop tour of all things Russian. Members £2, visitors £4. 20th: Kyleburn Historical Society, Kilburn Baptist Church Schoolroom, Highfield Road, Kilburn, 7.30pm. “Boarding Schools for Girls in Victorian Derbyshire” by Liz Keeley. 22nd: R:ED – Acoustic covers from the last 60 years on guitar and drum box – at Horsley Woodhouse Ex-Service & Working Men’s Club, 131 Main St, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AX. 8pm till late. Members free, guests £2. 22nd: Take Heart (Derby) Walking Back to Health, 1.25 miles Chaddesden Park. Meet in the car park Maine Drive, Chaddesden 9.30am. Info: David Rowe 01332 767368. 23rd: Sight Support Derbyshire are offering White Water Rafting at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham. Pay £100 or raise £100 in sponsorship and pay £15 registration fee. Info: or email, call 01332 287027. 25th: Take Heart (Derby) Coffee Morning, The Cube (Deda Studios) 10.30 to 11.30am. 28th: The Dalesmen Male Voice Choir are performing at St Clement’s Church, Horsley at 7.30pm. Free admission and free wine/

nibbles. A collection will be shared equally by St Clement’s Restoration Fund and The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre charity. 28th: Noel & Tricia Richards in concert at St Peter’s Church, Belper at 7.30pm. Refreshments and bar. Tickets £8, Concessions £5 from or call 01773 828772 between 10am-2.30pm.


5th, 12th, 19th, 26th: Take Heart (Derby) Private swim, Queens Leisure Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby. 3.15 to 4.15pm. 8th: The Belper Strutts Society present a Vintage Fair. Money raised will be used for improvements including a lift for disabled users. 10am-4pm. Entrance £1. 8th: Take Heart (Derby) Walking Back to Health, Ripley 2 or 5 miles. Meet at car park on Market Place, Ripley at 9.30am. Info: David Rowe 01332 767368. 10th: Take Heart (Derby) Monthly Meeting, Friends Meeting House, St. Helen’s St, Derby. 2.30pm. Contact Michael Flude 01332 380219. 15th: The Tony Farrell Big Band swings into town. At Belper Community Theatre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper DE56 0DA. Advance tickets £10/Under 16s £5. Tel: 07583 714526. Supporting local Scouts. 18th: South Derbyshire Members Centre of the National Trust at Landau Forte College, Fox St, Derby at 7.30pm, Lucy Bamford’s talk introduces Derby artist Joseph Wright. Members £2, visitors £4. 19th: The Belper Strutts Society present Room 10 Talk. Talk with demonstration and chance to make a basket. 7.30pm £5.00. 20th: Kyleburn Historical Society, Kilburn Baptist Church Schoolroom, Highfield Road, Kilburn, 7.30pm. “The Canary Girls of Chilwell” by Maureen Rushton. 22nd: Take Heart (Derby) Walking Back To Health Alvaston Space Walk. 1.25 miles. Meet Meadow Lane car park Derby 9.30am. Info: David Rowe 01332 767368. 22nd: Badger Fest, a concert to raise money for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Badger Vaccination Programme. Adm. £5. Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Rd, Belper. Info: 25th: Take Heart (Derby) Coffee Morning, The Cube (Deda Studios) 10.30 – 11.30am. 29th: The Belper Strutts Society present Race Night at Strutts. Doors open 7pm. First race 7.30pm.

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Upbeat Sgt. Neil Glover, PC Simon Gilding, PCSO John Hardy and PCSO Eve Shaw are the Belper Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team dedicated to targeting and preventing crime and anti-social behaviour. We hope all our residents have had a safe and peaceful Christmas. Now that the New Year is here, we would like to take the opportunity to remind people about security. Many people will have received new and valuable gifts, including mobile phones, music players, cameras, laptops, tablets and even bicycles. Now is the time to think about how you can keep your valuables safe. • Security mark your property using special forensic marking kits. • Remove valuables from vehicles and never leave them on show. • Always secure your home when you go out and leave a light on if possible to make it look like someone is in.

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• Always secure your vehicle, and if you use a key fob then it is worth double checking to see if it is locked. • With bicycles, purchase a good quality lock and chain and always secure your bike whenever it is unattended. • If you store your bike in a shed, garage or outhouse then make sure it is secure. Fit good quality locks, and install a suitable alarm or security lighting if possible. • If you can, note down serial numbers and take photos of your equipment. • Register your property with Immobilise,, a free, national, police approved register for valuables. If you are unfortunate enough to have your items stolen, this can help police to trace and recover your items for you. We are here to help with any issues or concerns that you may have in your neighbourhood, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We can also offer more crime prevention advice, and may be able to provide you with devices to help you stay safe and secure. To contact us call 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police or email

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Beauty: Beauty Hideaway 28 Beauty: Elle Vie 29 Beauty: Jessica Joyce Skin Care 33 Beauty: Prestige 29 Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings 38 Blinds: UK Blinds 40 Building Work: Bricklaying Services of Belper 42 Building Work: David James Building 44 Building Work: Little Job Building Co 48 Building Work: JJN 68 Building Work: Peak Building 46 Building Work: Quality Tradesmen 54 Business Directory: Age UK 85 Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf 34 Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway 37 Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton 34 Car Servicing Repairs: Little Eaton Garage 38 Car Servicing Repairs: Warner Vehicle Servicing 38 Care Home: Ashfields 82 Care Home: Ashmere Care Homes 82 Carer Services: Amber Valley Total Care 81 Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner 67 Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson 64 Carpets & Flooring: K A Flooring 58 Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons 7 Childminder: Erica Smith 17 Chimney Sweep: Sooty & Sweep 4 Cleaning: Jonelle 4 Cleaning: Lindsay Phillips Property Care 4 Computer Repairs: Computer Repair 4 U 8 Copywriting: Full Stop Copywriting 8 Craft Activities: Crafts Cornucopia 21 Driveways: Amber Valley Driveways 50 Driveways: JGS 48 Education: Derby Grammar School 73 Education: Derby High School 75 Electrician: A Hallam 40 Electrician: Andy Hill 52 Electrician: C Orton Electrical 45 Electrician: JSP Electrical 46 Electrician: Karl Chamberlain 42 Electrician: Sandbed 56 Estate Agent: Your Move 2 Events: Cromford Mill 12 Events: Tony Farrell Big Band 25 Fencing: Redhill Fencing 54 Financial Advice: Belper IFS 9 Florist: Floraline 77 Foot Health: Amber Feet 32 Foot Health: Foundation Footcare 28 Foot Health: Hewing Chiropody 1 Garden Machinery Repairs & Sales: Easy Service & Sales 62 Garden Services: Simply Gardening 39 Garden & Property Services: Guys Garden & Property Services 56


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Insurance: Protheroe Insurance Interior Design: JLO Design Ironing Service: Crease Free

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Jewellery Workshop: Daisy May 14 Joinery: Castlewood 56 Joinery: Regal 53 Kitchens: Holtams 43 Kitchens: Oatenvale 44 Ladieswear: Kiss & Make Up 13 Ladieswear: The White Island Clothing Co 15 Landscaping Services: David A Ball 52 Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd 60 Lawn Care: Lawn3 66 Loft Ladders: More Than Loft Ladders 52 Log Supplies: Clive Stone Logs 46 Log Supplies: Premier Log Supplies 57 Make up Shop: Kiss & Make Up Manicures & Nail Art: Fingers n Thumbs Mobile Disco & Entertainment Nights: A Disco UK Mobile Grocery Store: Orchard Country Store

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