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Stone houses in the attractive Peak District village of Alport dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The river Lathkill cascades down through the village in a series of weirs and meets the river Bradford coming from Youlgrave. This photograph taken a few years ago is courtesy of Joe Parker.

Little Green Space Giving gifts has been an important aspect of Christmas celebrations for centuries. The modern practice of exchanging presents on Christmas Day began, like so many of our Christmas traditions, during Victorian times – before this, gifts were traditionally given on Twelfth Night. For most Victorians, these gifts were modest, consisting of fruit, nuts and perhaps a small handmade toy or two. Only the wealthy could afford more extravagant shopbought presents. These days, though, many of us will be giving and receiving lots of gifts. And it’s very likely that at least a couple of these won’t be liked or needed. Thousands of unwanted presents are received every year – and while some of these will be returned for a refund or given to charity, many will end up in the bin. Add to this the thousands of tons of plastic packaging, wrapping paper and

uneaten food that also finds its way into landfill over the festive period and we’re looking at an awful lot of waste! The thought that counts The best way to avoid all that waste is to make sure you give something that the recipient wants in the first place. Putting a lot of thought into a gift and selecting an item that will really be enjoyed is worth far more than splashing out on something large and fancy. There are many gifts available that loved ones will adore – but that will also benefit others. Charity gift catalogues are a great place to start looking – each purchase will help support the charity in question, and many have gorgeous gifts that can’t be found on the high street. Amnesty International ( offers a range of ethical gifts – and many items come from small, Fair Trade businesses that support

local communities across the world. Choose from recycled glass earrings made in Uganda, a colourful wooden elephant puzzle hand-carved in Sri Lanka, or chunky Aztec socks, handknitted in Peru. Many British-made goods also feature in the Amnesty International catalogue. These include a tomatogrowing kit with a pretty ceramic pot; and wonderfully soft, recycled cashmere scarves and wrist warmers, made in Shropshire. The National Trust’s Christmas catalogue ( includes gifts inspired by the natural beauty of the British countryside. The Longshaw Heather scarf is inspired by the blossoming heather found on a shallow winding gulley at the Longshaw Estate in the Peak District. There’s also a lovely range of pottery designed by Dee Hardwicke, featuring hares, oak leaves and acorns. Supporting charity For birdwatchers, the RSPB ( produces some of the best quality bird feeders available – robust and long-lasting, these easy-to-clean seed, nyger and nut feeders will withstand the worst of the winter weather. The RSPB offers a fantastic range of bird food too – from energyrich suet bars to specially blended wild bird food mixes. Why not give a feeder and some food together, and start someone off on a

fascinating hobby that they might enjoy for years to come? Another idea is to seek out companies that actively support charities by donating a proportion of profits to good causes. Green People ( produce natural and organic shower gels and body lotions in beautiful packaging adorned with colourful butterfly illustrations. A donation from each gift sold goes to Butterfly Conservation to protect British butterflies and moths. Roots and Wings (www.rootsandwingsorgani make delicious, organic biscuits, sweets and chocolates, and donates 10 percent of profits to charities – contributing, for example, to the provision of

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DERBYSHIRE SURGEON’S STEP BY STEP CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS OF GLOBAL WARMING’S THREAT TO ANTARCTICA In January 2018 Mrs Ghazala Ahmad-Mear, from Tideswell, an NHS surgeon, will be walking the last degree of latitude to the South Pole — a distance of 69 miles (111 kilometres) — as part of her Step By Step campaign to help raise awareness of the effects of global warming and its threat to Antarctica. Ahmad-Mear’s campaign is part of a 600-mile expedition — the South Pole

Energy Challenge (SPEC) — which is being led by Robert Swan OBE, the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles, and founder of the 2041. Using NASA technology, SPEC will be the first polar expedition to be powered by renewable energy. No fossil fuels will be used during the 50-day expedition across Antarctica, which is scheduled to start at the end of 2017.

For Ahmad-Mear her campaign is essential to help not only raise awareness of the threat to Antarctica — the world’s last true wilderness — but to demonstrate the potential for renewable energy: “If we can prove that renewable energy can be used successfully in Antarctica, the coldest, driest and most inhospitable place on earth, then surely we can harness this technology in our

everyday lives.” With glaciers already retreating and ice shelves the size of France breaking up, Ahmad-Mear decided that she could no longer sit on the sidelines: “Despite the urgent need to reduce manmade emissions, business has continued as usual and 2016 has already seen the hottest temperatures yet recorded. “The way we live, what we buy, sell and consume

defines our carbon footprint. Now is the time to act, to build a sustainable future based on renewable energy so that we can preserve not only Antarctica, but also the world, for our children. Step by step everyone can make a real difference.” In order to make this journey of a lifetime to highlight the very real threat to Antarctica, Ahmad-Mear needs to raise $80,000 (£65,000 at current exchange rates). She has already raised around £20,000, but has less than a year to raise over £40,000. S p o n s o r s h i p opportunities are available for companies and individuals, with a donation of £5,000 being the minimum to have a corporate flag

photographed at the South Pole. Through her campaign, Mrs Ahmad-Mear hopes that people around the world will start to think about how their lives impact on the planet and how they can be part of the renewable revolution: “The South Pole, where all the lines of longitude converge, is the perfect metaphor for how we are all connected by what we buy, sell and consume, and to recognise that there are serious consequences of our carbon-based lives.” For more information contact Mrs Ahmad-Mear via her campaign website: Contact Mrs Ghazala Ahmad-Mear by email:

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We’ve booked Santa to visit Heage windmill again on Sunday December 4th and he will be arriving at 12 noon. He will be cosy in his special grotto inside this lovely old windmill and will meet the children to hear their ‘wants’. Each child will receive a present from Santa and it will cost £5-00 for each young visitor- BUT parents and guardians are admitted free of charge! We will have stalls, games , Hug a Husky, mince pies , various craft stalls, refreshments – in fact something for everyone! We will be drawing the raffle for three Hug A Bears and the name of the pony rocking horse raffle, and its lucky winner, will be announced. The mill will be open until 4pm and we will be selling the renowned Heage Windmill stone ground flour. There is ample parking on site.

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On Thursday 10th November Rowsley and District WI celebrated their 90th anniversary. Twenty members from four institutes of the Cavendish Group plus members of the Board of Trustees and WI Advisors from DFWI headquarters at Derby were invited. The evening started with a meal which was prepared and served by Claire, the daughter of one of our members. We had chilli con carne, pasta bolognese followed by a choice of three desserts. Bucks Fizz was used for the toast which was proposed by Mrs Chrissie Booth, Chairperson of the DFWI. The cake, which was made by Mrs Janet Mock was cut by Mrs Magdalen Prince, President of Rowsley WI and Mrs Chrissie Booth. Guests participated in a quiz on the 90 years of the Queen and a few small competitions. Our main entertainment for the evening was an eighteen-year-old young man, called Liam Jones, who performed his magic act for us. His sleight of hand was very good and his patter was very funny. A good night had by all. Rowsley WI meetings are held in the WI room of Rowsley Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information please contact Magdalen on 01629 735331. The next meeting is on 8th December when we will have an informal evening.

The Tale of Ale has thus evolved into a live performance by a superb group of musicians, together with the two fine readers, creating a professional reproduction of the original material. Since then we have performed the show at Derby Folk Festival and Whitby Folk Week, but with other commitments it makes performances difficult, so this is a rare opportunity to see this unquiet show. So, who are these paragons of virtue? The music is performed by a combination of Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, by Cupola (Sarah Matthews, Doug Eunson & Oli Matthews) and by Peter Bullock, who in honour of the original 1977 performers, wish to be known collectively as MUSICA INEBRIATA. All of these people enjoy formidable reputations in the national and international folk scenes. The readings are performed by lifelong folkies and erstwhile performers Roger Warren & John Titford. TICKETS £10 are available from Dave on 01773 856545

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Bakewell-based ergonomic seating company, Shape Posture Seating, fought off competition to win a BT tender. Shape Posture Seating have been awarded a twoyear contract to supply BT employees with ergonomic furniture, designed to help improve and prevent musculoskeletal pain. Managing Director, Mark Hallam, said, “We are delighted that such a prestigious company as BT has shown their confidence in us by affording us this fantastic opportunity to work with them. “This contract serves as a testament to the hard work of our staff over the past decade in providing a quality service to BT and helping their employees deal with back pain.”

Shape was founded in 1967, evolving over time to trade as Shape Posture Seating and becoming one of the first companies in the UK to focus on ergonomics in the workplace. Ergonomics, the study of people's efficiency in their working environment, is a growing issue as new research is constantly emerging, revealing the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting. Bupa statistics reveal that one in three of us will suffer back pain every year, whilst the Office of National Statistics’ findings show more days are lost to back, neck, and muscle pain than any other cause. Mark Hallam added, “As a family owned and run business our focus is on giving our customers the

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The next in our very successful series of talks is about swifts. Swifts are in trouble. Their breeding numbers fell by 42 percent between 1995-2013, making them an amber listed species on the list of Birds of Conservation Concern. These migrant birds return from their wintering

grounds in Africa each year to the same spot, usually in gaps under roof tiles and eaves. More and more of these sites are being blocked off during renovation and modern building practices do not allow for the creation of new nesting sites. Nick Brown, who you may have heard of in

connection with the Derby Cathedral peregrines, is going to talk to us about the life of swifts and how with a little forethought new nesting sites can be provided for them. He is at present Enquiries Officer with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and still volunteers on the Derby Peregrine Project.

Come along and discover more about swifts. The talk will be on Monday 12th December at the Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall on the A6 at Darley Dale. The talk starts at 7.30pm, entry is £3.00 including refreshments, there is ample parking and all are welcome.


Over the first weekend in November, an Auction of Promises followed by a Craft Fair raised over £6,000 for cancer research. Held in Loxley Hall, the auction offered goods ranging from a load of horse manure to a stay in a luxury hotel, all generously donated by individuals and

local businesses. A full house ensured enthusiastic, if sometimes reckless, bidding under the expert control of auctioneer Nigel Young. The following day’s Craft Fair attracted stall holders offering a wide range of high class goods and gifts, with local volunteers

providing refreshments, tombola and competitions. Castleton Band entertained visitors with a selection of old favourites. The amount raised far exceeded the expectations of the organisers, Jo Elliott, Claire Shaw and Dorothy Vernon, who wish to thank all those who

helped and made donations of money or goods. The money was presented to Tracey Jones, Support Worker for Cancer Research UK, who thanked the organisers for the generous donation and said it would be used to fund the appointment of research graduates.


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Residents in Hartington are preparing to see in the Christmas season with a host of special festive activities. Events get underway at 12 noon on Saturday 10th December with a vintage tractor run starting from the Village Green. A showcase of miniature engines and tractors will be on display from 4pm, with the big switch-on of the village’s Christmas tree lights from 5pm. Following that, the official opening of the annual Christmas tree exhibition will take place at St Giles Church, with mulled wine, mince pies, a raffle, tombola and children’s colouring competition. The exhibition will be open again from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 11th December. Residents and visitors can enjoy Christmas carols in the Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Friday 16th

December. There will be entertainment, live music, a small buffet, raffle and tombola. Father Christmas will also make a special guest appearance! Guests are welcome to take along their own drinks; hot refreshments and mulled wine will be available. Prior to the carol event, the Christmas tree exhibition will be open at the church from 2pm to 4pm. Liz Broomhead MBE, a member of the village’s Community Group, said: “We are delighted as ever to welcome people from near and far to our special Christmas celebrations. “The ever-popular Christmas tree exhibition returns for a fourth year  with trees set to be decorated by children from our village primary school, as well as 15 of our community groups including Scouts, Oddfellows, Badminton and

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granite. The window was designed by the British artist and designer, Edward Burne-Jones, who was associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. It was carried out by his regular collaborator, William Morris. The Yew Tree, just outside the south porch, is claimed to be 2000 years old, possibly even a great deal older, and is one of the thickest in England with a girth of some 33 feet. The 17th December also sees the Carol Service, starting at 6pm where a warm welcome awaits all. Following the service there will be refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.

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Keep Calm and Make Cheese- Matteo Frau. “Keep calm” and make cheese, or keep calm by brewing beer, or by running the Red Lion in Birchover, Matteo manages all three with so much energy, efficiency and enthusiasm that I just felt exhausted trying to imagine working from dawn to dawn (not dawn to dusk- that's a half day!) Real devotion and dedication. I suspect Matteo knows the name of every cow that provides the milk for his cheeses and even knows which grass produces the best milk for cheese making. Matteo selecting our Derbyshire grass producing delicious, firm, moist Cheddar, full of flavour and a uniquely irresistible Birchover Blue; all cheese and beer sold in minutes, scenes akin to Harrods' January Sale! Matteo could have sold a van load, demand was so high. Winter Festival Raffle Tickets - Janet B and Jane W, selling tickets as fast as we could, our W.I. contribution towards the Christmas transformation of Goose Green. 97th Anniversary Lunch at Bakewell Golf Club- Julia Foster. Usually foggy or pouring with rain but this time it was like a summer,s day.

Scarlet Begonias cascaded from their tubs by the main entrance, their vibrant colour contrasting with the adjacent Putting Green- so pristine, invoking a desire to cast off our shoes and walk barefoot over the velvet surface. No one did, of course, because we want to go again! Welcomed with wine and nibbles, relaxing into conversation and good food, we considered our ancestors' celebrations 97 yrs ago, hopefully just as happy as us- is that possible? Baslow W.I. Notice Boardit's arrived, darlings, you'll see it soon! 2017. W.I. Resolution. Clear majority of votes in favour of “Keeping Microplastics out of our Oceans”. No WISA or Lunch Club in December. 7th Dec. 2pm. Devonshire Group at Beeley ChurchLorna Wilson. 12th Dec. Baslow Bikers join Hassop Ladies Cycling Group Christmas Lunch. 14th Dec. 12.30 Light Lunch+ St Anne's School Choir+ Jumping Clay Workshop- Katie Rogers 21 Dec. 11am. Baslow Bus Shelter- Apéritif with Baslow's Winter Festival Lights plus “Tinsel Walk” plus Lunch at the Cavendish Club, Edensor. Jane Walker

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winning Champagne Gremillet Brut NV at £20 bottle. If you have a larger party, then the choices are many. Still go for fizz to start but choose from Spanish Cava, Crémants from different regions of France (notably the Loire, Burgundy, Alsace), Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, they all produce quality fizz that have been cared for and aged in cellars until ready for consumption. From Italy a new fizz has arrived, Ferghettina, Franciacorta, from the Adro, Province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. This was born in 1990 by the Gatti family. Combining hard work and wine knowledge this family have created fantastic quality sparkling wines both in rose and white. Thanks to skillful blending and long bottle maturation, their wines just ooze class. The bottle designs too ooze class and Italian style. Square at the bottom to encourage more yeast contact with the wines when the bottle is flat, creating more finesse and elegance. Those people who came to our tasting can confirm the beauty of this fizz. This was also fashioned by Gino Di Campo (Sheffield) on his latest tour of ‘The Best of Italy’ on ITV. The Ferghettina Franciacorta Rose 2012 Vintage and Milledi 2012 Vintage have been likened as ‘Italy’s Champagne’. These come in individual boxes beautifully wrapped and an ideal gift or self-indulgence. Our offer this Christmas is £5.00 off per bottle reducing it to £25.00, call in and see for yourself. (See our advert on the front page).


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The District Council’s Parks & Streetscene Officer Helen Carrington promoting the free parking initiative For the ninth year in a row, economic recession. free every day of the year up have managed once again Derbyshire Dales District District Council Leader to 11am and after 4pm. this year to retain the free Council is encouraging Councillor Lewis Rose OBE This means Dales parking permit for every people to shop locally this said: “Promoting a thriving residents have free parking one of our 34,000 Christmas by introducing district is our number one for 21 hours each day over households. free parking across the priority, and although local the festive period, which “In an ideal world we district from 1st December. government finances are helps local people and local would like nothing more In a scheme designed to tighter than ever, we remain traders. than to make parking free boost trade, it will be free to absolutely committed to Free parking extends to at all times, but the reality is park in any District Council doing everything we can to midnight each day and that car parking income car park after 2pm encourage people to shop motorists are reminded not plays an important role in throughout December. locally.” to leave anything valuable in helping us to maintain The free parking initiative The free parking from their vehicles as the lead up some of the excellent car was introduced by the 2pm throughout December to Christmas can also be a parking, environmental and District Council in 2008 to comes on top of residents’ choice time for thieves. recreational services we help local residents and parking concessions that Councillor Rose added: provide for local people and businesses during the allow local people to park “It is great news that we visitors.”

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On Friday November 11th the Matlock & Bakewell Branch of the RNLI held a concert at the Bakewell Medway Centre. The Fishpond Choir, from Matlock Bath, provided the entertainment, performing a medley of songs for us and the concert was a resounding success. The Choir sang an eclectic mix of African songs - in Afrikaans - and water themed songs, with reference to the RNLI, including a splendid rendering of "What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor". As a consequence the Branch Committee was able to donate a magnificent £1700 to the RNLI.

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Fishpond Choir for their magnificent musicality.

Join us for our annual and magical Winter Lantern Walk and support 2 local charities, Helen's Trust and Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport. We start walking from Bakewell Station and take a leisurely stroll, with lanterns or torches, along the Monsal Trail and arrive at the beautiful Thornbridge Hall, where you will be warmed up with refreshments and entertainment, before being driven back to Bakewell Station. The fabulous Babbling

Vagabonds will be entertaining you on the walk and again at Thornbridge Hall. This year is a more Christmassy feel and carols will be sung by the wonderful Tideswell Singers. This is a really lovely event for all the family, of all ages and all walking abilities. Tickets are priced at £7 for adults and £3 for concessions. Tickets from Helen's Trust office and The Book End bookshop in Bakewell. Helen's Trust are taking part in the Annual Festival of

Christmas Trees at All Saints Church in Bakewell from Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th December. A donation of £5 to Helen's Trust in memory of a loved one will really help us to support our beneficiaries over the Christmas Period.  If you make a special Christmas donation to Helen's Trust before Wednesday 7th December, we will write both your names and a message of up to 10 words on one of our special tree decorations on our tree at the Festival.

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Bakewell Town Guild's November meeting had a Christmas theme when our secretary, Catherine Treves, demonstrated how to make seasonal flower

arrangements. The Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 9.45am-11.45am in the Town Hall. Everyone welcome.


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Christmas Tree Festival

Don’t forget – the annual festival of Christmas trees at All Saints Parish church, Bakewell, will begin at 7pm on Thursday, 8 December with a short service, followed by refreshments. From 9th December the church will be open daily from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 12.30-5pm on

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Sunday except Thursday 15th, when it will stay open until 8.30pm. On this evening free mulled wine will be available and Sue Clark and David Winder will delight visitors with piano duets. Refreshments will be available from 11am-4pm each day in the Open Door cafe. Events during the festival are as follows:7.3Opm Saturday, 10 December, An evening of stories and music with Gillian Shimwell and Bakewell and District Community Choir. Tickets £8 from the Bakewell bookshop, Dot Bushen (01629 814496) or Ben Roper(01629 812438). 6pm Sunday 11 December, Taize service. 6pm Monday 12 December, Infant school Christingle service. 7pm Wednesday 14 December, Lady Manners carol service. Thursday 15 December, church open until 8.30pm. Mulled wine and piano duets by Sue Clark and David Winder. Saturday 17 December, 11pm Town Nativity. 12 noon Blessing of the town crib. 7.30pm Breeze and Wilson concert. Tickets £10 from the Bakewell Bookshop, Dot Bushen (01629 814496) or Ben Roper (01629 812438). The festival will close with a Community Carol Service at All Saints at 6pm on Sunday, 18th December. A most joyful start to the Christmas festivities! Please do come along. Entrance is free and any donations will go towards the cost of maintaining our Grade 1 listed parish church.

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Meet Barry Lane who is a much loved and well known volunteer in the Bakewell area. Derbyshire NHS have recently honoured Barry with the 'Derbyshire Volunteer of the year award 2016' in appreciation of his much valued volunteer work for 12 years for the Stanton Day Care centre in Newholme Hospital. Barry, who works two days a week as a volunteer for Stanton Day Centre, said that he is always happy to help with anything to support the staff, visitors or patients to Stanton Day Centre. Barry is 76 years old and was a patient in Newholme Hospital during 2004. When he was well, he was asked by Paul Barrass (the Occupational Therapist of Stanton day Centre) if he would consider voluntary work at the hospital. Barry agreed and now enjoys the work so much that he wants to encourage other people who are fit and able to offer their services to consider being a volunteer. The work is worthwhile and beneficial for both the volunteer and the organisation they are helping. It provides a sense of purpose and social benefits which in turn give meaning to life and keep the mind active. Barry also for 12 years has volunteered for Greenaway Workshop for two days a week. He is a first class restorer of cane, sea grass and rush furniture and would recommend voluntary work to anyone who is considering it for themselves.


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Compiled from the WW1 diaries and letters left by the son of a Sheldon farming family, this remarkably detailed publication by Brian Greasley opens up a wealth of first-person accounts of army life during that dreadful conflict. The contrast with life on the farm life is stark. Frederick William Brocklehurst was 23 years old when he enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, to be sent into a war which thousands did not survive. Over the following four years he kept a detailed diary and sent home hundreds of letters and postcards. Censored as they were, they could barely touch on the dreadful realities of a soldier’s life. Mainly written to his sister Clarice, the correspondence has survived, to be quoted generously through such evocative chapter headings as In the Army Now, Ypres, Wounded, Gas, and The End Game. Rare illustrations include a postcard that Fred carried with him throughout the war – a photograph of his Sheldon home, from which he craved – and received – local news, especially on farming matters. We are also shown a photograph that Fred had requested of his sister – ‘Will you please send a PC of the

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cow with three calves …’ Postcards to his family range from the humorous and nostalgic to scenes of the destruction of Ypres with its bombed cathedral. Snippets about French farming life often found a place in Fred’s letters: ‘The women do all kinds of work on the farms, yesterday we passed two

spreading manure, but they did not seem to be getting on very fast.’ His diary entries often hit harder than did his letters home. In October 1915 for example, having relieved the Sherwood Foresters and finding many men from Ashford and Bakewell: ‘We spent a lot of our time

clearing bodies out of the trenches … there were scores of Jocks in kilts lying dead.’ Five months later Fred had a very close shave himself – almost literally – due to a German bullet which he was to take home with him. In 1916 he became one of the many to be wounded during the Somme offensive but within two weeks was back at the front, firing a Lewis gun. His wound failed to heal and he was returned to England by hospital ship for treatment. Then it was back to France and this diary entry: ‘We all had to make a will and I left mine to father, but hope I want it myself.’ A subsequent heading ominously titled ‘GAS’ moves towards convalescence at Southport in the spring of 1918 and this prophetic diary entry: ‘… had fun on various fairground rides, met Rose Wilson on the bowl slide …’ There follows two final chapters ‘The End Game’ and ‘Afterwards’. FW Goes to War is by Brian Greasley and published locally by Country Books. With 182 pages and over 60 photographs/maps, priced £5. Available only from the author at www.briangreasley44@btinte Julie Bunting

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S. ANSELM’S EXPANSION OF ITS MINIBUS SERVICE S. Anselm’s is delighted to announce the expansion of its minibus service in the New Year to include Buxton. The school already has minibuses f r o m Chesterfield, S h e f f i e l d , Matlock and Ashbourne. With this additional service children from all local areas of Sheffield and Derbyshire will be able to easily

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Bakewell Christmas Musical Spectacular to Showcase Peak District Singing Stars of The Future International vocalist and “Producing and singing coach, Lynda Radford, is bringing her expertise to Bakewell to showcase four talented young singers who are tipped to be ‘stars of the future’ in A Christmas Musical Celebration at Bakewell Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th December. Jessica Wilgose (age 17), from Baslow, Jess Ellis (age 18) from Bakewell, Roxy Wright (age 10) from Cromford and Alex Ross (age 23) from Kirkby in Ashfield will feature in the production. They will join Lynda herself and local singer and choral leader Claire De la Haye in presenting a host of Christmas favourites with sumptuous arrangements. Lynda says, “We have some exceptional talent right here in the Peak District – and why wouldn’t we have? As well as spotting that talent and coaching aspiring young singers, I’m passionate about creating the opportunities for them to perform in professional-standard productions in the Peak District.

performing in shows for national theatre companies and cruise companies is what I do, and I’m loving being able to make a difference closer to home – both for aspiring local singers and audiences who I hope will really enjoy the productions.” Singer Jessica Wilgose says, “It’s amazing to have this opportunity almost on my doorstep. I’m currently working towards my A levels and I’m hoping to go into a career on stage eventually in the West End, so this is ideal for me. With Lynda’s support and the productions she puts on, I’m getting the type of experience most people could only get in London or a major city.” The evening will also feature dancers from the Strike Academy of Theatre Arts in Bakewell. Tickets for ‘A Christmas Musical Celebration’ are available now from ewelltownhall, the box office at Bakewell Town Hall and on the door on the night (subject to availability).

by S. Anselm’s. With the school day finishing

at 5pm, it means that parents can work knowing that when they and their children get home the children will have done all of their sport and activities, so they can spend some quality time together instead of dashing off to swimming or football training. For more information please call the school office on 01629 812734.

‘BUILDING BRIDGES’ Bakewell Asylum Seekers and Refugee Programme

This programme has been set up under the auspices of the Bakewell Association of Christians (ABC). On Saturday, November 12th, the Bakewell Asylum Seekers and Refugee Programme held its first open meeting since the programme was launched last March. Over thirty people attended. The meeting heard reports from three groups which have been in action over the past few months. The hospitality group reported on two events. In June a small group of male asylum seekers spent 36 hours in Bakewell, sleeping overnight at the Friends Meeting House. They enjoyed meals provided at the parish church and activities set up by the Methodist church - of which watching football was the greatest success! In October a group of 18 women and children asylum seekers and refugees were offered hospitality for a day in Bakewell and enjoyed meals and activities laid on by local people. It was a very successful day. More such visits are planned for next

year. The language group reported on two initiatives. Those involved in visiting groups in Sheffield engaged in improving the English conversation skills of asylum seekers - Together Women and the Conversation Club spoke of how this had been a mutually very valuable experience. The first of these groups organised a visit to Chatsworth in July in which Bakewell residents shared. The advocacy group reported on building links with regional groups concerned with raising awareness to the problems facing asylum seekers and refugees. It seeks to promote awareness locally of their situation. It is exploring ways of supporting the County Council as it prepares to settle 50 refugees in the county in the near future. Sarah Eldridge from the Sheffield City of Sanctuary attended the meeting and made a very helpful contribution from a wider perspective. David Clark Programme Co-ordinator

Did you know S. Anselm’s in Bakewell is now offering education up to the age of 16 through the new S. Anselm’s College? Local day children can now benefit from the small class sizes, large campus and excellent teaching whilst they study for their GCSEs. With a minibus service from Dore, Matlock and Chesterfield traffic jams on the school run could be a thing of the past. The excellent results, happy children and superb opportunities may not surprise you but the fees may well do! Children can join either in Y7 or Y9 to take advantage of what S. Anselm’s has to offer.

Come and see for yourself at our COLLEGE OPEN EVENING on Thursday 26th January or at our WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN DAYS on 4th February or 4th March Our PRE-PREP OPEN DAY is on Friday 3rd March We look forward to seeing you We look forward to hearing from you. Please call 01629 812734 or email S. Anselm’s School, Stanedge Road, Bakewell DE45 1DP ● Tel: 01629 812734

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Matlock’s past is written all over it if you know where to look. Many features date from the Victorian era but hints of earlier times survive too. This is especially true of old Matlock, centred on the parish church of St Giles. Visitors using the south gate into the churchyard may notice a small flagged area, the possible site of the town stocks which are known to have stood near here. Under

just over 90 years ago. The stump and socket of a stone cross at its base are almost certainly the remains of ‘the market cross in the centre of town ... by a fine lime tree’, described in 1857. Behind the green was once the Wheatsheaf Inn, its datestone inscribed WGS1681, whereas the Duke William, dated 1734, is still in business. A neighbouring building

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Rooms were being decorated. Chairman, Roland Corfield, introduced Liz Keeley, whose talk was entitled - 'Life of a Victorian Governess'. Liz explained that in the middle of the 19th century there was a big rise in the number of people who had a governess for their children. Schools were more for the poorer children, very basic, and places where bullying was prevalent. A governess would often be a gentlewoman who had no male relative to support her and needed to earn her own living. As she was an educated person, she could not take a job in a factory or shop, so being a governess was the best option for her. Many women were looking for this type of employment, so competition was fierce. Dress was smart, nothing fancy, often black or grey, and for her talk Liz was dressed just so. There were no exams to take, as none were devised for women, who were expected to be 'at home', and not going out to work. It was important that they were morally unblemished, and marriage was not easy, as they didn't meet people outside the family who they worked for. Pay was around £20 per year, and lessons started before breakfast and continued throughout the day, with intervals for meals and walks. Discipline was often difficult to maintain with mothers who indulged their children and undermined the governess. Holidays were one week in the summer and another week at Christmas. It was an unenviable situation, but far better than the workhouse. However some would have fared much better and been treated more like one of the family, if they were lucky. Roland thanked Liz for this insight into the life of a governess in Victorian times. Members were reminded that the next meeting in the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, will be at 2pm. on Monday, 12th December.

mounting steps from the days of horse travel stand by the 17th-century former King’s Head, while the nearby Old Bakery is now also a private house. A network of alleyways and paths descends from Church Street to Knowleston Place, linking old cottages with handsome Victorian and Edwardian residences. An impressive terrace adjoins properties dated 1753 and 1621, separated from a massive limestone tor by the Bentley Brook, this paved underwater with dressed stone and flowing towards a small Victorian park set with hollies, yews, firs and tufa rockeries. A stone plinth, which originally supported a gas lamp, was the gift of John Knowles, hence Knowleston Place. Regular cattle markets and livestock fairs were once held at Matlock Green, with useful stabling and lock-up coach houses behind the old Horse Shoe pub. Back on Causeway Lane an inscription on a neat row of almshouses tells that they were built in memory of Dr William Harrison ‘to provide Rest for the Aged Poor’. Across in Hall Leys Park a simple stone monument stands on the banks of the Derwent in memory of PC Wright who drowned in 1911 trying to save the life of a young woman. She had been taken into custody under suspicion of a minor theft from her employer at Riber Castle but broke away from the policeman and jumped into the river to her death. Top Secret In the era of the Mild Water Cure which put the Matlocks on the map, half a dozen hydros stood along Lime Tree Road. For many years after Lilybank hydro closed, its name was still displayed high on the roof. A little further uphill, the Congregational Sunday School of 1902 has a fine collection of foundation stones naming individuals and groups including the Ladies Working Society.

Matlock’s famous c a b l e tramway almost reached this far. The engine house and tram depot still stand but the stump of the boilerh o u s e chimney is now a mere shadow of its former 100ft self. Still proudly uncropped, however, is t h e massive landmark chimney of Smedley’s Hydro – now County Hall – with its ornate topmost carving. The story behind a plaque on 135 Smedley Street dates from the Second World War, when a top secret wireless station was installed here for a covert civilian unit called Ground Station Zero. Datestones further along Smedley Street attest to the growth of this area in the latter 1800s. Bank Road expanded too, with no less than three impressive churches built between

ground floor frontage. Many properties on Dale Road were built to impress, with balconies and balustrades, domes and turrets, stylish windows and curved glass windows. Fluted and carved stone entrances still retain doorbells which may not have worked for years. Crowns, naturally, are much in evidence in Crown Square, including on Crown Buildings and the former Crown Hotel. The largest example is on the traffic island where once stood the

1865 and 1883. Mrs Caroline Smedley, widow of the great hydropathic pioneer John Smedley, founded a nearby hospital in memory of her husband. Into more recent times this served as a Youth Hostel. Seasonal activities Further downhill is Matlock Town Hall, which replaced earlier administrative offices and a courtroom on Dale Road. That building, almost opposite NatWest Bank, still displays symbols of civic pride in its row of stone shields above the

Victorian tram shelter and clock tower now in Hall Leys Park. Many of Matlock’s festivities and markets take place in and around Hall Leys Park, now beautifully decorated and illuminated to offer a warm welcome to Christmas shoppers. Some observant passers-by might glance away from their shopping lists long enough to look for some of the above oddities, perhaps even spotting some which have escaped our eye. Julie Bunting


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Students came to school last Friday at Highfields in Matlock dressed to support BBC Children in Need. This year's theme was "spots", which some students reflected in their costumes while others went all out dressing up, paying money for Children in Need for the

privilege of not wearing their school uniform. Sixth Formers chose the theme of 'film characters' and raised money by holding a 'danceoff' against teachers and a version of The Generation Game. Fundraising activities also included paying to play

Pie Face, buying cakes and having spotty face painting. Although normal lessons took place, some classes contributed money for the chance to play a quiz all about bears in honour of Pudsey Bear. The atmosphere in school was fun and

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On Tuesday 15 November 2016 Mrs. Cath MacKay presented an illustrated talk entitled “Celtic Heritage”. She explained that the Celts infiltrated Britain in the Iron Age and were the people that the Romans encountered when they invaded Britain. She went on to explain that after the Romans left Britain the Celts were subsequently engaged in struggles with the invading Anglo Saxons and the Vikings.

The overall result of these invasions was that the Celts were gradually absorbed by the invaders or were pushed in retreat to the more inaccessible and defensible parts of Britain, namely the north and the west, for example to such places as Cornwall and Wales. Using a series of maps, Mrs. Mackay carefully explained the many subsequent geographical and political changes which

affected and still affect Celtic Britain in its relationship with the country as a whole as exemplified by devolution of power and , in the case of Scotland, possible independence. Mrs MacKay’s thorough research and familiarity with her subject and her smooth presentation also enabled her to include information on the importance of family or clan relationships, language, traditional dress,

cultural activities and religion (the audience were reminded that it was the Celts who introduced Christian missionaries into England from Ireland). A vote of thanks was given by Frank Beesley. The Club meets on Tuesday at the Edgefold Club beginning with coffee and biscuits at 10am. Visitors are always welcome a “taster visit” to any of the meetings.

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Darwin Forest Country Park is a 5 star lodge holiday park located between Matlock and Chesterfield and has just been awarded the best Customer Service Award and named Business of the Year by the Derbyshire Times. Each year Darwin Forest welcomes over 15,000 visitors to stay in their luxury lodges that are built in Bakewell by sister company Pinelog. Darwin Forest is a family run business and the ethos for ensuring extremely high levels of customer service runs all the way through the business. Group Managing Director Nick Grayson says, “We are continually striving to be the best lodge holiday park in the UK and we are committed to providing excellent accommodation, excellent facilities and excellent customer service. A tremendous team effort goes into ensuring families enjoy a fantastic holiday and these awards are testament to the excellent staff that we employ.” Darwin Forest has already had a very successful year, being a finalist in the prestigious Visit England Awards, receiving the coveted Gold Award in their Visit England Quality Audit and winning the best Lodge Escapes Holiday Park in the Heart of England at the recent Hoseasons Awards. Parks Director Lyndsey Grayson adds, “We take great pride in ensuring that people from all over the UK enjoy a fantastic holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District. We work closely with local

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STONEY MIDDLETON PRIMARY SCHOOL Stoney Middleton Primary School is a very small and unique school. The Autumn term has been action packed and enjoyable for our children. We have welcomed our new Headteacher Mrs Andrea Tomlinson who has been a great inspiration to all. Since September we have seen the start of Breakfast Club and After

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School Clubs every day of the week. These have been very well attended and very successful. In the mornings, the children have enjoyed a good nutritious breakfast together to start their day. They have also caught up on daily world news, played games and listened to music. After school, the children have worked on construction



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music and singing to be heard using his own music skills to bring to live worship in school. We are building close links with the local history society and a member kindly accompanied us on a very informative walk around the village discussing the past events and importance of Stoney Middleton. The classes in school have been renamed ‘Bootmakers’ and ‘Quarrymen’ in an attempt to bring to life their local heritage. During Armistice Day, the children thought about the sacrifice that was made by so many and visited war graves and the church to mark their respect. The children had great fun learning about the Gunpowder Plot as part of British Values lessons. There was also a bonfire night disco at school, where we were pleased to welcome children from

other schools to join in our fun. Thanks go to Olly for being our resident DJ and for providing a great selection of music. We are busy organising our Christmas Fair to be held at school on Saturday 3rd December 2pm-5pm. Do come along and enjoy refreshments, including a bar, mince pies, cakes, mulled wine, chocolate tombola, wine and water, jar stall, our Raffle and an array of other exciting stalls and activities. Raffle prizes include the Moon Inn at Stoney Middleton, Chesters Fish and Steak Restaurant in Chesterfield, L.W. Hancock and Son Butchers opposite school, a Beauty treatment voucher, wine from Roberts in Ashford and Whites of Calver, Toll Bar Fish and Chips at Stoney Middleton, the Co-op in Bakewell, The Little Shop at Calver, Calver Sough


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Winster Primary School has teamed up with the village History Group to make a splash for the school’s 150th anniversary. On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December the Burton Institute, Winster’s village hall, will be taken over 1-5pm as an exhibition place featuring displays of old school workbooks and memorabilia, class photographs over the years, extracts from the school log books and punishment books, and short biographies of the nine past head teachers researched by the pupils. There is also a mock-up of a Victorian

classroom, with a life-size model of Joseph Prinsep, the first headmaster, made by pupils of the school. Some of the pupils also joined up with local embroiderers to produce a commemorative tapestry that will be on display. There will also be a machine for making birthday badges (or a badge of any design) and a café serving afternoon teas. All those involved hope that expupils and the general public will come along to join in the celebrations. On Monday 5 December there is an illustrated talk on ‘How Winster School

Began’, telling how children were educated in Victorian times, how difficult it was to convince poor families that education was worthwhile, and how door-to-door collections of money had to be made to keep the school going. A gallery of school photos will be shown, from the earliest times right up to the present day. The talk begins at 7.30 and everyone is very welcome. Finally, on Friday 9 December the children will join up with Winster Village Choir for a production of ‘Oliver’ in the church. More information on

Village Aid, the Peak District’s international development charity, raised £15,000 at their 25th anniversary celebrations at Chatsworth House on Friday 18 November. More than 80 friends and supporters enjoyed the celebrations which included tours of the house decorated for Christmas, dinner, a raffle and auction. The High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Elizabeth Fothergill, shared with the room her excitement at recently discovering Village Aid’s work and her admiration for the role it plays in engaging the people of the Peak District in global issues. Guests were inspired by speeches from Alan Davies, Village Aid’s chairman. Alan comments: ‘’From the start, Village Aid has been about bottom-up development: working with and through small local organisations and listening to people in the communities that we support. It has been about empowering them to take control of their own future, building a culture of selfdetermination not one of dependency or entitlement.” Village Aid founder Andrew Kingman adds: “It is

Chairman Alan Davies with previous CEO’s of VIllage Aid so important to shine a light on the efforts of folk in places like Bakewell to reach out to people in another continent and say: ‘We are your Friends, we are with You’.” The auction, hosted by Bagshaws’ Alastair Sneddon, was a huge

success with guests entering fierce bidding wars to take home prizes that included an original piece entitled ‘The Splash’ by renowned local artist Pollyanna Pickering. Other local companies who donated prizes and experience days included:

the Private Chef Company, Forest Gin, Cathy Bower Photography, Hope Cement, Wheeldon Trees Farm, Peak Ales, Thornbridge, The Rutland Arms Hotel, Matthew Parris, The Cock & Pullet, Hassop Hall, Judith Duvall, Casa hotel, Derbyshire Dales District

Council, Andrew Humphries, the Dorothy Clive Garden and QUAD Derby. Village Aid would like to thank all our guests and donors for their generosity and our hosts at Chatsworth House for an incredibly special evening.

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Occupying an enviable tranquil location on the banks of the River Derwent, on the edge of the village of Calver and with spectacular views across the water and up to Curbar Edge. This detached, historic property believed to date back to the mid 18th Century recently had planning permission which has now lapsed, to extend with a subterranean extension to give two further double bedrooms, two additional bathrooms, kitchen with large dining area, utility and walk in larder, again with great views over the river. Current accommodation comprising conservatory, large open plan lounge/dining room with open fire, leading into a kitchen area. First floor: a very large double bedroom, originally two bedrooms, a further bedroom and bathroom with full suite. Outside: the property stands in excess of half an acre, with good off-road parking and gardens along the banks of the river Derwent. For sale with immediate vacant possession and no chain.

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Bakewell Choir Promises Carols with a Difference

A different take on traditional Christmas carols is promised by the Bakewell and District Community Choir during an evening of Christmas music and stories at Bakewell Parish Church on Saturday, December 10. The evening is part of the church’s Christmas Tree Festival and will be raising funds for the church restoration fund. Tickets (£8 each) are available from The Bakewell Bookshop or by

ringing 01629 814496. The choir, which made its public debut at the Eroica Festival in June after only four months’ existence, is led by Wirkswirth’s Lester Simpson, a member of the renowned a capella folk trio, Coope Boyes and Simpson. Lester said: “We can promise an evening of surprises with some really unusual carols, some of which date as far back as the 15th and 16th centuries, and

others which are new arrangements of some old favourites. They will include some which people have never heard before, and others which I’m sure will make everyone want to join in.” Lester will also be doing a couple of solos accompanying himself on the ukulele, and there will be some stories from local storyteller Gillian Shimwell, a regular at the Matlock

story-telling café. People from all walks of life and age groups make up the 70-strong choir. It meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Bakewell Town Hall. Lester added: “New members are always welcome. There are no auditions and no previous experience is necessary. We would particularly welcome, like all choirs, more tenors and basses. But really we all just love to get together and

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Youlgrave Silver Band and the learning band, are holding their annual Christmas concert at YV Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th December, price only £5. This is the first Christmas concert with our

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and rushed outside with unseemly haste, not even waiting for the customary blessing. With all the pews empty, the parson followed followed suit. Tradition has it that this address was composed on the spot and delivered to the Prince of Wales: ‘We men of Tideswell beg you will alight And take some bread and cheese – or stay all night, For we left the place of holy marriage, Loyally to yoke unto your carriage. Should you kindly tarry here this Sunday, We’ll drag you down to Middl’ton on Monday, And though our sin deserves a shameful curse, One jot we care not – if you’ll ope your purse. We beg your Highness now will condescend, To give the money – we desire to spend.’

In times past, royal visitors to the Peak were few and far between, but one day the Prince of Wales unexpectedly dropped in on Tideswell. The surprise visit took place 210 years ago, on a Sunday in 1806, when the future George IV, on his way to Chatsworth from Buxton, stopped to change horses at Tideswell’s George Hotel. A contemporary

account tells how the ‘first Gentleman in Europe’ was rumoured to be on his way early in the morning but had still not arrived by the time divine service was due to begin. Anxious not to miss their illustrious visitor, parishioners went into church only after posting a lookout on the steeple, with orders to give a signal at first sight of the royal carriage.

Ringers stood by the bells while prayers were read, including the usual benediction for King, Queen, Prince and Royal Family – but the thoughts of the congregation were elsewhere. The vicar was in the pulpit and about to begin his sermon when the bells rang out with gusto, bringing worshippers to their feet. They grabbed their hats

But came the regal response: ‘Which far surpassed whate’er he could believe, You left poor parson, and poor clerk, in lurch, Your kind address His Highness did receive, And turned your impious back on holy Church. I will not take a snack, or condescend ‘Twas such a sinful irreligious thing You are deserving neither Prince nor King. That you your wicked necks to me should bend. Return from whence you came – I will not give One shilling to such sinners, while I live.’ Julie Bunting

NEW MUD KITCHEN FOR BAMFORD PRE-SCHOOL The children at Bamford PreSchool are celebrating with mud pies and sludge cupcakes thanks to a generous donation from Sickleholme Service Station, which has allowed them to build their very own mud kitchen! The donation of £735 was presented to the Pre-school after it was chosen as the service station’s charity of the year. The staff, committee members and children at Bamford Pre-school voted unanimously to spend the funds on creating a purposebuilt mud kitchen that can be enjoyed by generations to come. The money was raised through the Make a Difference Locally charity that helps independently run stores add value to their communities. The mud kitchen is complete with sink, oven, utensils, pots and pans and is housed in a sturdy wooden structure. There are hooks to hang aprons and a blackboard so that children can write up their muddy recipes! Bamford Pre-School Manager, Caroline Hunter commented: “All the children love the new mud-kitchen, it’s the highlight of the week when they’re allowed to get completely filthy! There’s lots of fun to be had, but the mudkitchen format provides younger children with different learning opportunities too, via sensory, imaginative, creative and exploratory play. Being outdoors also gives children

the chance to connect and learn about nature, while being imaginative and inventing their own role play games. “On behalf of everyone at Bamford Pre-school we’d like to say a big thank you to Sickleholme Service Station for choosing us as their charity of the year, the mud-kitchen is a fantastic resource for us and one that will be enjoyed by local children for many years to come.” The new mud kitchen will be named ‘Mr. Stan’s Mud Kitchen’ in memory of William Stanley Willis, who sadly died in April this year. Stan, who was a Methodist Minister and later a teacher, was wellknown in Bamford and had close contact to the PreSchool, which operates from the Methodist School Rooms. Caroline said: “Stan was

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always very supportive and helped us whenever he could, the children and teaching staff affectionately referred to him as Mr. Stan and he is very sadly missed. He was also well respected in the village and renowned for getting jobs done – so it just seemed appropriate to dedicate our new mud kitchen to him.” Meghann Somerset, Manager at Sickleholme Service Station commented: “As a business we serve people from across the country as they travel through the Peak District, however, we strive to support our local community as much as possible and want to see Bamford continue to thrive. We know that Bamford Preschool does some great work and so we wanted to show our support this year by naming them as our chosen charity.

The mud kitchen is fantastic and a worthy project that has honoured a local man, who did so much for community and we hope will encourage the community champions of the future!” Bamford Pre-school is for children aged 2-4 years old, helping them to prepare for school by learning through play. It operates from the Methodist School Rooms and is open every morning of the week 9am-12pm and all day (9am-3pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child or would like more information please contact Caroline on: 07591 979051or e m a i l bamfordpreschool@hotmail.c You can also visit the w e b s i t e : k for more information.

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Peter Miles with U3A members Roseanne Dronfield and Elaine Millard “The Play’s the Thing” was the title of Peter Miles’ talk given to the Hope Valley U3A. When he was training as an Electronics Engineer in the RAF he enjoyed the experience of being associated with activities on stage whilst helping with the lighting for the Base theatre. He later trained as a teacher in Drama, which led to him becoming Head of English at Hope Valley College but he always maintained an interest in Amateur

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The brass bands are playing their favourite carols, the halls are decked and Christmas is in full swing! The Maynard, immersed within an area of outstanding natural beauty, is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and visiting idyllic attractions in the heart of Peak District this Christmas time. Located close to quaint villages such

as Bakewell & Castleton whose streets glow throughout December with Christmas lights, and right on the doorstep is Froggatt Edge & the beautiful Longshaw Estate. The world famous Chatsworth Estate, just a short drive from The Maynard, is a must see at Christmas as they transform the lower floors of the House into an enchanting ‘The

Nutcracker’ theme for 2016. Our Winter Break is the perfect excuse for a wonderfully wintery retreat. If you’re looking to go walking to take in stunning scenery, do a spot of Christmas shopping, or just relaxing in front of our roaring log fire with a glass of mulled wine, we have something for everyone. Do you have last minute

party plans to organise? Whatever the occasion, from a relaxed family get together to dancing the night away at your staff Christmas do, or joining us for one of our traditional brass band carol concerts, we can accommodate it all. Just let us know what you’re after and we’ll do the rest, leaving you to get glammed up and let your hair down!'

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When old-time visitors to the Peak were regaled with stories of our resident ghoulies and beasties they would have been afraid – very afraid. Nobody in their right mind would set out onto the lonely Dark Peak moors where the Kinder Boggart might emerge through the swirling mist. Apparently its favourite ‘haunt’ is a lane between Barber Booth and Upper Booth at Edale. Other Peakland legends tell of the ghastly howls of Gabriel Hounds – hunting dogs which are never seen but whose baying is a certain omen of death. Long-dead huntsmen and hounds might continue to chase their prey through Bretton Clough, while phantom riderless horses may still gallop through Edale in the direction of Hope. In this part of the country a boggart generally means a phantom dog, indeed the Edale version became referred to locally as the ‘fairie dog’. Eye-witnesses paint a picture of a dog the size of a calf, with a shaggy black coat and glowing, saucer-like eyes. In October 1925, the London Express reported that farmers around Edale were hunting a creature ‘of enormous size, black in colour and possessing a howl like a foghorn’. The existence of dozens of carcases of badly mauled sheep were blamed on this mysterious animal, which was never caught. Into thin air Some years ago a firsthand sighting of a far more benign boggart was recalled for the Peak Advertiser by an elderly reader from Two Dales. Matter of fact but insistent, she described how many years earlier she had been walking home down Sydnope Hill in the dark when she realised that a well-built black dog was plodding alongside her. As they drew closer to the gas lamp at the bottom of the hill, she spoke to it: ‘What are you doing here? Be off home with you.’ The dog disappeared into thin air. Interestingly, the woman had never heard of such a thing as a boggart and had no time at all for ghost stories. Similarly, a farmer living near Three Shires Head used to tell of holding a farm gate open for a dog which suddenly wasn’t there. In some places the spectral black dog is referred to as Shuck, so it seems strange to learn of modern-day sightings of both a phantom dog and a

‘big cat’ around Shuckstone Lane near Crich. Red eyes and a pointed head Reports of ‘big cats’ also occur across the Peak from time to time, generally describing a large feline resembling a puma or panther, of narrow build and with a short head. Many sightings of the so-called Beast of Carsington have come from the Wirksworth area, as at least one of our readers could attest. Some years ago several of his lambs were attacked, then in March 1995 the farmers around Ashbourne were warned to keep a lookout for a big cat spotted near Kniveton. Some months later a Scout leader came face to face with a puma-like animal at Hilts Quarry in Crich; it was subsequently seen at Shuckstone Lane, where it bounded over a stone wall into the road in full view of an approaching motorist. During the same flurry of sightings, a Wirksworth schoolgirl spotted a creature in the woods behind her home ... ‘as big as a large dog but it wasn’t a dog or a fox. It was black and had red eyes and a pointed head’. As far as big cats are concerned, it has been noted that sightings increased following legislation against keeping dangerous animals. A phantom hound or boggart, however, is not so easily explained. It has a pedigree as long as your arm – or should that be its tail? Julie Bunting

The Lumb Boggart of Bradwell For many generations a ghost story was handed down amongst the inhabitants of Bradwell – even into the past century local folk were nervous about coming across the Lumb Boggart. The tale began over 200 years ago when the body of a young girl was found beneath the staircase of a house at Hill Head. She had almost certainly been murdered and now it seems that her spirit had been disturbed. Her ghost began to make nightly appearances, terrorising the villagers around Hill Head. Help was at hand, however, in the figure of an eccentric local character, a staunch Baptist as it happened and widely believed to possess strange influences, not least the ability to rule the planets. The small matter of an exorcism was surely well within his powers and he purposefully entered the haunted house with an assortment of

paraphernalia. Surrounded by a kneeling crowd of nervous observers, the man dropped to his knees inside a chalk circle and concentrated so hard that rivulets of perspiration poured down his face. The whole assembly would later vouch that all of a sudden the floor began to undulate, moving up and down ‘for yards’. The exorcist rose to his feet and called out, ‘Arise, arise! I command thee!’ At this exhortation a spirit materialised (though in a form which is not on record). It was immediately ordered to assume the body of a fish and to make its home in the Lumb mouth. There was one more inexplicable admonition – once a year the spirit fish had to transform itself into a white ousel and fly to Lumbly Pool, under strict instructions to restrict this annual transformation to Christmas Eve.

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The Derwent Gallery presents a Christmas Exhibition of landscape paintings of the Peak District. Featuring original paintings of the Dark Peak and White Peak landscapes in different seasons, they include paintings by Kristan Baggaley, Gareth Buxton, Ken Burton, Richard Clare and more. This Derbyshire collection features paintings by Ken Burton

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ChRisTmAS meNU Around 1852 an author of children’s books, Priscilla Wakefield, described a semi-fictitious visit to the Hope Valley in ‘A Family Tour

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Amusement and Instruction of Youth’. One of the places selected to amuse and instruct her young readers was Peak Cavern with its busy ropemakers, culminating in a scene where the characters of the book are ferried along underground streams in a straw-lined boat. During their journey they marvelled at the ‘sparry icicles’ (stalactites) and the singing genii whose voices floated through the air. In fact these white-clad, torch-bearing figures turned out to be mere mortals, performing from a deep recess high in the cavern walls. Castleton is shown as a hive of industry with active quarries and limekilns, the process of making red lead being explained in detail. The village is inhabited mainly by leadminers so, naturally, the party is led into the Odin Mine to watch them at work. When a sharp iron wedge is hammered between the seams of ‘glittering galena’ everyone is told to make a quick exit before ‘the veins of the mountain burst asunder with a terrible noise ‌ the earth shook as if convulsed by an earthquake.’ The tour ends with our travellers spending a night at one of Castleton’s many inns, where they just might have joined in the chorus of a lead miners’ drinking song: ‘Come fellows, drink – drink, drink your fill, Full soon we must gang up the hill Where Odin rich in shining ore Shall give us glasses – hundreds more;

Then luck to Odin – golden mine, With metal bright, like th’ sun doth shine.’ Half-clad rogues In an earlier publication, Peak Scenery of 1818, Ebenezer Rhodes had looked beyond the attractions of Castleton to voice strong opinions on the effects of tourism: ‘Following the road to Castleton, we re-entered the village nearly at the same place where we had left it: here again we were assailed by boys and girls, begging with unceasing clamour for halfpence, or whatever their importunity can obtain. This is one of the intolerable evils of Castleton; every visitor condemns the practice, which he contributes to perpetuate, by rewarding the perseverance of the half-clad rogues by whom he is pestered. Here the child, as soon as he can articulate, is taught to beg; educated in the practice, all his actions and feelings are mendicant, and he begs mechanically through life, without a sensation of either shame or meanness. Nothing but a determination not to give can ever cure this degrading prospensity.’ Over time, the lot of the urchins improved, leaving tourists to enjoy their visit in peace. Nowadays there is nothing but pleasure in a visit to this beautiful corner of the Peak. One up-to-date recommendation assures us that â€˜â€Śthere is so much of interest along the upper reach of the Hope Valley that it is impossible not to be drawn into the busy little village’ that is Castleton. Julie Bunting





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A Victorian Christmas In Buxton

Winters in Victorian Buxton were a force to be reckoned with. The last year of the 19th century was typical and by December 1899 the bitter weather was just setting in. Mr T.W. Brittain, of Wye Street in Buxton, was advertising Yule logs and logs to burn, promising that they were good clean wood and not ‘old stinking railway sleepers that contaminate

all food in the house and which are sold by others as firewood for the sake of extra profit’. Heavy snowfalls and severe frosts were already making travel hazardous, and someone in the High Peak was trying to sell a Canadian Sleigh for 8 guineas, it having cost 25 guineas in Canada. Harpur Hill schools closed on

Everyone was especially keen to support ‘our boys’ during the Christmas period, donating to various war funds through houseto-house collections, dances, gymnastic displays, concerts and sports events. The young ladies of the Grange School in Buxton subscribed eight guineas. A sale of work was held at

Peak Forest, where a handsome memorial to Commander Egerton, who had fallen at Ladysmith, was erected in the parish church. Charitable bequests known as doles were handed out in Buxton church on Christmas Day according to tradition; lengths of wool or flannel for the poor under the terms of the Gisborne charity, and money otherwise bequeathed ‘for the benefit of the Buxton and Burbage day schools and the poor of both these places’. As in the previous winter, Mrs Kirk of Burbage would have been busily clicking her knitting needles to meet orders for knitted socks, stockings and cosy knee caps, while Buxton shops were well stocked with their usual seasonal lines of black cashmere hose, mantles and capes, Shetland wool underwear, silk mufflers and a heavy dressmaking material called ‘ye Buxton Serge.’ Whatever the weather, Buxton shopkeepers were preparing to keep their customers warm as they looked forward to not just a new year but to the promise of a new century. Julie Bunting

anniversary in style.” The critics tend to agree - last year The Stage called the show “a delightful traditional pantomime with some innovative tweaks.” Whilst Manchester Theatre Awards hailed it as “a thoroughly entertaining and colourful panto.” Thanks to the huge popularity of Buxton Opera House’s pantomime, which last year played to over 18,000 people, tickets are already selling well. Snow

White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday 10 December to Sunday 1 January. Tickets cost from £15.50 to £23 and discounts and group rates are available. Tickets are £10 for groups of ten or more, with one adult free per ten children. Groups of ten adults or more are priced at £16. To book seats go online at or telephone the Box Office on 01298 72190.

account of whooping cough, and a draper who regularly advertised ‘clock-spring corsets’ and corsets for children (!) now gave special mention of his antirheumatism flannel. The weather did not stop a football match between Buxton Fire Brigade and Buxton Town Band, in aid of new instruments and uniform for the band. The

teams set off in some style from the fire station, with the Fire Brigade mounted on their engine and led by the band to the football ground. The Fire Brigade won 7-0. A few colourful disputes were settled at Petty Sessions. One case brought shame upon two men, a painter and a labourer, described as ‘racecourse

frequenters’ who had been caught travelling on the railway without tickets at Miller’s Dale station. They had tried to run off but were stopped by a goods clerk and taken to Buxton police station, where they were searched and found to have a packet of racing tickets but only eight pence ha’penny between them.

‘Ye Buxton serge’ But people had wider concerns than just local news. Repercussions from the Boer War were now reaching into the High Peak and men were leaving for the Transvaal in droves. Parting gifts were made to P.C. Ashby of Edale and P.C. Gibson of Buxton, reservists in the Grenadier Guards.

What better place to watch a pantomime than the sparkling, fairytale setting of Buxton Opera House. The Annual Buxton Opera House pantomime is growing year on year, with visitors travelling from all over the country to experience the definitive festive treat. This year James Holmes is back by popular demand to play the role of the dame and Lucy Dixon will make her debut appearance as Snow White. TV actor James Holmes

is best known for playing barman Clive in the BBC’s popular comedy series Miranda; during the course of his career he has appeared in over 40 television and theatre productions. Last year he was acclaimed by press and public alike for his performance as Widow Twankey in Aladdin. This year James takes the helm as Dame Brenda Bakewell, who works as a longsuffering palace cook for the wicked Queen Belladonna.

Also performing at Buxton Opera House this Christmas will be the gorgeous Lucy Dixon, who is well known for her many telly roles including Hollyoaks and Waterloo Rd. 2016 marks the 25th year that writer/director Philip Dart and his company have produced the pantomime at Buxton Opera House. The anniversary year with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Philip assures us, will be better than ever, “a real blockbuster of a family show, to celebrate the





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Last week, the country commemorated the end of the Battle of the Somme, one of the deadliest battles in the First World War. The British Army sustained 57,000 casualties on the first day alone, with over 19,000 dead. By the end of the battle in November 1916, 20 weeks after the initial bombardment, the Allies had succeeded in advancing a distance not dissimilar of that from Litton to Buxton (7 miles). This had been at the cost of 614,105 Allied casualties, and an estimated cost of 650,000 German casualties. The human cost of the Battle of the Somme is difficult to imagine.

After the First World War, then known as the Great War, war memorials were erected by public subscription in cities, towns and villages throughout the land. Ten men from the small Derbyshire village of Litton sacrificed their lives in the conflict and did not return home, but until now there has been no permanent memorial recording their names. This was rectified last week. A memorial, recording the names of those men, was finally erected and dedicated in Litton at 11 am on Friday, 11 November 2016. The open-air dedication service, led by Rev Simon White, was attended by

over 70 local residents and by the teachers and 50 pupils from Litton Church of England primary school. A wreath from Litton Parish Council was laid by two of the pupils and a bouquet of flowers, arranged by Mrs Ann Evans, was also laid by pupils on the memorial plaque in remembrance of Miss Penfold. The Memorial has been erected at the entrance to Litton Memorial playing field, which had been donated by Miss Penfold in 1938 as a gift to the village as a living “Memorial to those inhabitants of Litton who fell in the Great War 1914 to 1918”. The erection of a

permanent Memorial has been one of the key objectives of the Litton First World War project group, formed by village resident and former parish councillor, Michael Renger, in 2014. The project has been supported by every community group in Litton, including the Friends of Litton Village, Millers Dale W.I, and Litton Parish Council, as well as Litton C of E primary school, Litton Methodist Chapel and Christ Church, Litton. The project has been funded by the heritage lottery fund, whose financial contribution is acknowledged on the entrance to Litton Memorial playing field.

BUXTON YOUNG FARMERS’ CLUB – ‘Operation Christmas Child’

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On Tuesday 15th November, Buxton Young Farmers’ Club held their weekly meeting at The Farming Life Centre, Blackwell. On the agenda was ‘Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child’. The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, ‘Operation Christmas Child’ uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around

the world. Since 1993, the project has collected and delivered more than 135 million shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. In 2016, ‘Operation Christmas Child’ hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 12 million children. Shoebox gifts are collected in the U.S., Australia, Finland, Germany, Austria,

Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, and the U.K. More than 500,000 volunteers worldwide are involved in collecting, shipping and distributing the shoebox gifts. Everyone at Buxton Young Farmers’ thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and we sincerely hope that our shoeboxes will bring joy to the lives of some children, who are less fortunate than

ourselves, this Christmas. If anybody would like more information on Buxton Young Farmers’ Club then please contact the club chairman Olivia Gratton, on 07813869926, or the club secretary Gabbie Leonard, on 07792635823. Alternatively, visit the county website – – to get more information on Derbyshire YFC as a whole.


Come and see the Old Hall Hotel, in Buxton, transformed into a bustling marketplace, with stalls showcasing our local area’s produce and traders. Hot roast pork baps with stuffing and apple sauce, mulled wine and other festive treats are on offer on the night. The evening starts at 5.30pm until 8.30pm and is free to enter. This year the event will be supporting the High Peak Food Bank, as the events’ charity. This is a worthwhile cause that donates food, support and help, to find jobs for those that are needing employment. See For more details ring the Old Hall Hotel on 01298 22841

Blythe House Hospice celebrated its annual Light up a Life Festival at the hospice in Chapel-en-leFrith on Sunday 20th November. People from far and wide visited the hospice to remember loved ones and celebrate special people and events in their lives. Visitors on the day also enjoyed refreshments and had the opportunity to buy Christmas cards and gifts raising £1710 for the Hospice! Reverend Richard Mottershead led a beautiful service that was punctuated with the fantastic songs sung by the Tideswell Male Voice Choir. The starry white lights were switched on by Viv Russell from Tarmac Ltd who have again, very generously sponsored the appeal. The Light up a Life campaign, which started in October and will continue through to January, has so far raised £5287. The lights will continue to shine until 6th January 2017 and anyone who still wishes to dedicate a light may do so by contacting the Fundraising Department on 01298 815388, completing the online dedication form at http://www.blythehousehos -up-a-life.php or call into Blythe House. Blythe House would like to thank everyone who have helped and supported the Light up a Life festival.

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CHRISTMAS DIARY All Saints, Bakewell 9TH-18TH DECEMBER Christmas Tree Festival THURSDAY 8TH 7pm Opening Service followed by wine and nibbles SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 7.30pm An evening with Gillian Shimwell, story teller and Bakewell and District Community Choir SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 6pm Taize Service MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER 6pm Infant School Christingle Service THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER Church open until 8.30pm Enjoy the lights and a free glass of mulled wine SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 11am Town Nativity, 12pm Blessing of the Town Crib 7.30pm Breeze and Wilson Concert SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER 6pm Community Carol Service and Festival Closing Service TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 6.30pm Carol Singing and mince pies, Moorhall Shop SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER 4pm Crib Service (All are invited to come in a costume of the Nativity Story). 11.30pm Midnight Mass CHRISTMAS DAY 11am Family Eucharist

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15th December 10am Eucharist St Giles Parish Church, Matlock Enjoy the lights and a free glass of mulled wine Church open until 8.30pm All Saints, Bakewell 6.30pm Christmas Carol Service St Martin’s, Stoney Middleton

21st December 7.30pm A service of lessons and carols St Peter’s, Edensor 7.30pm Christmas Carol Service St Giles, Matlock 7.30pm Carol service All Saints’ Parish Church, Matlock

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24th December

6pm Carol Service at Christ Church Litton, with Litton School, Litton Band and Tideswell Singers

8.30am Said Eucharist St Giles, Matlock 10am All-Age celebration with Family Communion, St. Nicholas Bradwell 3pm Family Carols and Nativity Service, St. Nicholas Bradwell 3pm Crib Service All Saints’ Parish Church, Matlock 4pm Crib Christingle Service St Giles, Matlock 4pm Family Crib Service at St. Margaret’s, Wormhill 4pm United Children’s Nativity Service at St. John the Baptist Tideswell 4pm Crib Service (All are invited to come in a costume of the Nativity Story) All Saints, Bakewell 4pm Crib Service St Giles Parish Church, Matlock 5pm Village nativity All Saints, Youlgreave 6pm A Service of Lessons & Carols, St Anne, Beeley 8pm Carols and Sketches, led by Rev. Steve Fisher at Fountain Square Church, Tideswell 11:30pm First Communion of Christmas All Saints, Youlgreave 11.30pm Midnight Mass St John the Baptist, Buxton 11.30pm Midnight Mass All Saints’ Parish Church, Matlock 11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion. St. Nicholas, Bradwell 11.30pm Midnight Communion St Peter’s, Edensor 11.30pm Midnight Communion by Candlelight St John the Baptist, Tideswell 11.30pm Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, St Martin’s, Stoney Middleton 11.30pm Midnight Mass, All Saints, Bakewell 11.45pm Midnight Eucharist St Giles Matlock 11.45pm Midnight Mass at St Giles Parish Church, Matlock

17th December 8.30am Eucharist St Giles Parish Church, Matlock 9.30am-12.30pm Children’s Christmas Activity Morning (including lunch) at Fountain Square Church, Tideswell (please book and register through school) 10.30am Family Nativity Service at Fountain Square Church, Tideswell 11am Town Nativity, 12pm Blessing of the Town Crib All Saints, Bakewell 6pm Carol Service at St. John the Baptist, Tideswell 6.30pm Carol Service with Peak Dale Band at St. Margaret’s, Wormhill 7.30pm Breeze and Wilson Concert, All Saints, Bakewell

18th December 8am Holy Communion BCP. St. Nicholas, Bradwell 8am BCP Holy Communion St John the Baptist, Bamford and Derwent 8am Sunday Said Eucharist St Giles Parish Church, Matlock 9.15am Eucharist St Peter, Hope 9.15am Morning Prayer St Barnabas, Bradwell 9:15am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Tansley 9.30am Holy Communion St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage 9:30am Morning Worship St Helen’s, Grindleford 9:30am Benefice Holy Communion at St Michael, Birchover 9:30am Sung Eucharist (Family service on 1st Sunday) St Giles Parish Church, Matlock 9.45am Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Ashford in the Water 10am Morning Service, St. Nicholas Bradwell 10am Morning Worship, St. Katherine, Rowsley 10am Eucharist St Barnabas, Bradwell 10am Eucharist St Anne, Over Haddon 10am Holy Communion 3rd Sunday Holy and Undivided Trinity, Edale 10.30am Family Nativity Service at Fountain Square Church, Tideswell 11am Morning Worship St John the Baptist Bamford and Derwent 12noon Messy Church family weekend St Barnabas, Bradwell 2.30pm Carols at Wesleyan Reform Church All Saints, Youlgreave 4pm Carol Service. St. Nicholas Bradwell 6pm Carol Service at St. John the Baptist Tideswell 6pm Community Carol Service and Festival Closing Service All Saints, Bakewell 6pm Community Carol Service St Anne’s, Over Haddon 6.30pm Carol Service with Peak Dale Band at St. Margaret’s Wormhill 6.30pm Evensong St Giles Parish Church, Matlock 7pm Carol Service. St. Nicholas Bradwell 7pm Benefice Carols by candlelight at Stanton St Michael Birchover 7pm Benefice Carols by candlelight at Stanton All Saints, Youlgreave 7.30pm Carol Service Holy and Undivided Trinity, Edale 7.30pm A Service of Lessons and Carols St Peter’s, Edensor

19th December 7pm ATC Carol Service, St. Nicholas Bradwell

25th December 8am BCP Holy Communion St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage 9am Christmas Day Parish Eucharist St Martin’s, Stoney Middleton 9.15am Eucharist St Barnabas, Bradwell 9.15am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Tansley 9.30am Morning Worship St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage 9.30am Sung Eucharist with carols St Giles, Matlock 9.30am Holy Communion St Helen’s, Grindleford 9.30am Parish Communion St John the Baptist, Tideswell 9.45am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Ashford in the Water 10am Morning Worship St Katherine, Rowsley 10am Family Eucharist St Annes, Over Haddon 10am United Village Christmas Celebration, with Communion, at Fountain Square Church, Tideswell 10.30am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Ashford in the Water 10.45am Holy Communion for Christmas Day, St Peter’s, Edensor 10.45am Parish Communion All Saints’ Parish Church, Matlock 11am Family Service St Peter, Hope 11am Family Eucharist All Saints, Bakewell 11am Benefice Family communion at Middleton All Saints, Youlgreave 11am Morning Service St Helens, Darley Dale 11am Holy Communion St John the Baptist, Bamford and Derwent 11am Parish Sung Eucharist All Saints Parish Church, Bakewell 6.30pm Holy Communion, St Margaret’s, Wormhill 6.30pm Evensong St Giles, Matlock


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Year Six pupils from Bakewell Methodist School strike a pose in Haddon Hall Courtyard As topic work this term is ‘The Tudors’, what is better than to visit a wonderful medieval/Tudor manor house a few miles from school? On a beautiful autumn day, all the pupils of

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EVERY MONDAY Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafés Social event providing access to support and info. for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. friendly and informal. Every 4th Monday of the month. Medway Community Centre, Bakewell. Please pop along anytime between 2-4pm. Contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 01246 223366 or email Ashford Badminton Club 8-9.30pm. In the sports hall at Lady Manners School. Contact Pete Rhodes on 01629 810319/0775 4421211 for more info. Baby Stay & Play 1.30-3pm. Matlock Children’s Centre. A weekly drop in group. On the 1st Monday of every month there will be a Health Visitor, and the opportunity to weigh your baby. No need to book. 01629 581867. Badminton Hartington Village Hall between 8-10pm. Everyone welcome. For further info. 07870 879734. Bakewell Choral Society rehearsals, 7.15-9.30pm in Bakewell Methodist Church, Matlock Street, Bakewell. Term time only. Tel. 01433 631308. Bakewell Cubs 6.15-7.45pm. At the Brigade Hall, Bath Street, Bakewell. Further info. Mike Horrod 01629 732173. Bamford Pre-School Playgroup term time at the Methodist School Rooms, Main Road, Bamford. 9am-12noon. We now take children from 2 years old. Caroline Hunter 07591 979051. Bamford Tennis Club Ladies S&D Match practice night 6.30pm. Ruth 0114 2899384. Baslow Mother and Baby Group 10am-12noon. Baslow Church Rooms. Charge is £2 per family. Just turn up or tel. Rachel Brown on 01246 583022. Biggin W.I. meet at 7.30-9.30pm 2nd Monday in the month. Tel. Francis 01298 84447 or Lynn 84548. Boot Camp 6pm. Assembly Room Theatre, 8pm, Bakewell Town Hall. Call Ed 07568 140334. Bradwell Bowls Club Open bowling. 6pm. All welcome beginners or advanced. Tel. June 01433 620227 for more info. Bradwell Pre-School 9am-12noon at Bradwell Infant School, Church Street, Bradwell, S33 9HJ. Contact Wendy Riley 07756 236563. Breast Feeding and Sling Library (fortnightly) 12.30-1.30pm. Matlock Children’s Centre. A weekly group. A chance to meet the centres breastfeeding expert for support and advice. 01629 581867. Breast Feeding Support Group Wirksworth Children’s Centre. 12.301.30pm. A chance to meet the centres breastfeeding champion for support and advice. Bridge Club Bakewell Town Hall. 7.15pm. Pairs (Acol). Visitors just turn up. £1.50 pp. 01629 814439/01298 871151. (Not Bank Holidays). Café Rwanda every third Monday, Court Room Gallery, Bakewell Town Hall, 10-3pm Citizens’ Advice Bureau CAB appointments are available at Wirksworth Children’s Centre, fortnightly. Tel 01629 531240 for an appointment. Cromford Toddler Group meets during term time at Cromford Methodist Chapel on Water Lane, Cromford. 10-11.30am. Darley Dale Band Rehearsals 8-10pm. South Darley Village Hall. Contact Keith Sheldon 01629 734641 after 6pm. Giving Monday’s at the Wellbeing Hub Unit 8, Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock, DE4 3EJ. We have developed a piece of land in Darley Dale called ’Flower in the Field’ to encourage individuals to be active outdoors doing gardening, growing vegetables, creating habitats for wildlife and other activities connected to nature. The group meets at 12pm at the Wellbeing Hub before heading down to the Field for an hour or so of gardening, weeding, digging and tidying! Attendance is free, drop in! Contact: 01629 733915.

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Tideswell Band rehearse at the Youth Club Building, 7.30-9pm. Contact Simon Lewis for details 07762 797595. Tools for Self-Reliance 10am-12noon, Roman Catholic Church Crypt, Bakewell. Volunteers welcome to help refurbish tools for third world. Contact Mrs M. Pope 01629 733944. Weekly Led Rides For Women on the Monsal Trail. Leaving from Hassop Cycle Hire at Hassop Station – 10am-12noon. Rides are delivered by fully trained cycle leaders. Suitable for beginners and children are welcome accompanied by an adult. Stay around after the ride for refreshments in the café afterward. Bring your own bike or hire a bike for £6. Weigh, Stay and Play Matlock Children’s Centre. 1.30-3pm. Drop in group. Health visitor on the last Monday of the month. No need to book. Wirksworth Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 2pm. Meet and walk from Wirksworth Leisure Centre. 2 weekly walks: Very Easy Walk 30 – 75 minutes and an Easy walk 60 – 90 minutes. Yoga with Louise at the Medway Centre, Bakewell. 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Go-Dai Karate Club ARC Leisure Centre, Matlock. Adult classes 7-9pm. For more info. check our website: or contact Nigel Briggs directly on 01246 567913. High Peak Twins and Multiples Group at Harpur Hill Children’s CentreAmnesty International, Wirksworth and District Waltham House, St John free drop in session for children and parents to play together, share Street, Wirksworth. Third Tuesday at 8pm. All welcome. No membership experiences and make new friends. 10am-12noon. fee. Contact: Alison Ledbury, Secretary 01629 820888 or Hope Valley Young Farmers’ Club meet at Bamford Hall. 8pm. For more info. Tel. Cath Morley 01433 620237. An Art Group Peak Forest Reading Room. Meets last Tuesday of the Imperial Good Food Club for Seniors at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock month. 7.30pm. Contact Angela Whittaker-Axon 01298 938923 for more Come and see us for a bit of company and a meal. 11.45am onwards. info. Contact Chris Smith 01629 583512. • Intruder Alarms Art with Matlock U3A Scout HQ Matlock Green, 10-12 noon. New Interested in Cycling? Led rides for women at Carsington. Meet at members welcome. Call Ruth on 01629 56636. • CCTV Carsington Sports and Leisure, 10–11am. Suitable ride for beginners, Ashford Art Group In the Old School, Ashford in the Water. 1.3.30pm. All small children welcome. Rides are led by British Cycling Ride Leaders. • Security Lighting abilities welcome. For info. call 01629 640413 or 814635. Bring your own bike or hire one for only £6.00. Ashover Indoor Bowls Club meets Tuesday and/or Wednesday. 2-4.30pm. • Door Entry Systems Indoor Short Mat Bowling at Bamford village institute. 2-4pm. 7-10pm. Ashover Village Hall. New members needed. Contact June 01433 620227. • Electrical Services Baby and Toddler Group (Totzone)St Joseph’s Church Hall, Bank Road, Little Explorers Pre-school. 1.30-3.30pm.Castleton C of E Primary Matlock. 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm (term time only). Contact Josie 07516 Installation - Maintenance - Repair School. Children aged 3 and over. £4. Crafts, stories, construction, music, 230724. outdoor play and much more. Further info,. 01433 620630. Bakewell Bridge Club Medway Centre. Players should be seated at Little Hedgehogs Pre-School See Monday’s Events for further details. 6.50pm for a 7pm start. New players and visitors welcome. Secretary Tony Matlock Cycling Club 7pm. Starting from Crown Square, Matlock. Training Margree 01629 636267. ride (approx 2 hours). Further details from Tony Holmes 01629 734753. 1st Bakewell Brownies 6.15-7.30pm. The Brigade Hall, Bath Street, (01629) 56255 Matlock and District Rifle Club Contact Len Webster 01629 584797. Bakewell. Further info. Heidi 01629 810369, Helen 732173, Doreen 812863. NWR (Bakewell) third Tuesday in the month. A friendly group that meets Back on Balance 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Litton Village Hall. No exercise in each other’s homes in and around experience necessary. Focus on the Bakewell area. Are you a lively improving your overall spinal health. minded woman wanting to make PLEASE NOTE: If you have had a £6 drop in or £20 for 4 sessions. friends, exchange ideas, have regular event with us which is still listed Please bring a mat or towel. Tel. interesting discussions and join in and no longer runs can you please get Michelle 07854 763570. For more social events?  National Women’s i n f o r m a t i o n in touch with Nicky on 01629 812159 or Register is a countrywide network email group see for more Back 2 Netball Keep fit and have fun, so we can delete it from the paper. info; Lorraine on 01298 85024. even if you’ve not played since school Otter Tots Swim School See or all all! Great Longstone School Monday’s Events for further details. Sports Hall, 7–8pm. Peak Artists are a group who paint in various media. South Darley Village Bakewell Crafty Kids Club 10am-12noon in term time. Crafts and fun for Hall from 7-9pm. Further info. 01629 734304. pre-school children. (Parent/carer required to stay) £2 donation per family. Peak Chamber Orchestra Calver Methodist Church. Contact Glyn Davis Further details contact Medway Centre on 01629 813638. 01433 630689. Bakewell Methodist Church Badminton Club Wesley Hall, Bakewell Peak Pre-School See Monday’s Events for further details. Methodist Church. 7.30-10pm. Tel. Jennifer Morewood 01629 812299. Pilates Hathersage Methodist Church Hall. 11.30am-12.30pm. Hope Doreen Gammage 01629 813714. Loxley Hall. 8.15-9.15pm. Phone Claire 07990 771155. Bakewell Town Guild A newly formed Townswomen’s Guild in Bakewell. Red Cross 7pm, Court Room Gallery, Bakewell Town Hall. Meet on the 2nd Tuesday every month. Bakewell Town Hall. 9.45am. New Rowsley Crafts Club 7-9pm. The kitchen to the rear of Rowsley Village members very welcome. Enq. 01246 582219. Hall. Bring your own craft or join in on a group project. Please call Beverley Bakewell WI third Tuesday of the month. The Friends’ Meeting House, Bagshaw on 01629 735997 for more info. Bakewell. 7.30pm. Rashelle Maltz-Jones 01629 810355 Jacky Severn 01629 Tel & Fax 01433 650 388 RugbyBakewell Mannerians RUFC Training 7pm. Baslow Sports Ground. 810037 for further info.or just come along on the night. Visitors welcome. See for more details. Bamford Pre-School Playgroup 9am-3pm. See Monday’s Events for Mobile 07973 473562 See and Know Toddler group at Holy Trinity Church, Matlock Bath. 9.45further details. 11.30am term time only. 0-4’s and their parents and carers welcome for Bamford Tennis Club adult coaching and social tennis from 6pm. Tel. toys, Bible stories, songs, crafts and a snack. No charge. Tel. Lucy on 01433 651559 to arrange a free introductory session. 07722750501. Beavers (6-8 years). 6-7.15pm. Hathersage Scout Headquarters. More Sparrowpit & District W.I. extend a warm welcome to all women. Every info. John on 01433 651889 or website - 3rd Tuesday. 7.30pm. Memorial Hall, Sparrowpit (Behind the Wanted Inn). Bradwell Teddy Bear Club (Parent, Baby and Toddler Group) meet at the Full programme which includes various outings, workshops and meals Methodist Schoolrooms, Bradwell (opp. White Hart Pub) from 9.30out etc. Tel. Angela Whittaker-Axon on 01298 938923 for further info. 11.30am. All welcome. Further info. contact Isabel 07817 660839. Tideswell Indoor Bowling Club would like to invite you to join them for Bio-Diversity Action Team out and about doing practical work across Indoor short mat bowls. In the  hall at Bishop Purseglove School between Derbyshire. No experience necessary. Contact Steve Wright 01332 348591. 6.30-10pm. No experience needed just a pair of flat indoor shoes. For Bradwell Pre-School Group See Monday’s Events for further details. further information please contact Barbara on 01433 30349. Busy Bees Toddler Group Busy Bees is for Mums (or Dads or Grannies) Tansley Tots Toddlers 1.30-3.30pm at Tansley Community Hall. First and their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Plus a trained Breastmates session free. Come and join us. Find out more at: SERVICES (MIDLANDS) LTD volunteer offers support on breast-feeding, weaning and returning to work and whilst feeding. 10am-12noon Fountain Square Church Hall, Tideswell. The Matlock Forum Club meets at 10am in the Edgefold Club on Edgefold Coffee, Chat, Snacks, Toys, Games, Crafts, fun. All welcome. Road. Retired gentlemen most welcome. Guest speakers, interesting Buxton and District Young Farmers’ Club meet at Farming Life Centre, subjects, friendship, coffee and biscuits, free car parking. Call in on any Blackwell. 8pm. More info. Beth Gratton 07805 536605. Specialists in servicing and maintenance Tuesday. Tel. 01629 582728. Carers walk Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health 10.30am Easy walk of domestic gas and oil boilers Tideswell Indoor Bowling Club would like to invite you to join them for 60 – 90 minutes New fortnightly Carers walk Ashbourne Leisure Centre Indoor short mat bowls. Iin the  hall at Bishop Purseglove School between Carpet Bowls at  St Margarets Village Hall, Alderwasley. 2-4pm All • Gas Safety inspections 6.30-10pm. No experience needed just a pair of flat indoor shoes. For welcome. further information please contact Barbara on 01433 30349. • Landlord safety inspections For further details contact 01629 825891. Tideswell Male Voice Choir Rehearsals 7.30pm. Old Grammar School, Chatsworth Scouts aged 10-14 year olds. 6-7.30pm. Contact Nick Griffiths • Gas fire servicing (situated to the rear of St John’s Parish Church), Tideswell. New members 07429 538283. welcomed. • Minor plumbing works Church On The Bus 1-3pm. Meets at the railway/New Bus station car park, Tideswell Tennis Club New members welcome. 7.30pm onwards at the Matlock. • Free estimates tennis courts, Tideswell Sports Association Area, Alma Road, Tideswell. Coffee and Chat Morning 10-11.30am. Dale Road Methodist Church Hall, Whist Drive First shuffle. 7.30pm at Bakewell Working Mens and Social Darley Dale. • Office hours 9.00 – 5.00 Club, Butts Road, Bakewell. Admission £2.50 per person (including Come and Join our Friendly Group for Afternoon Tea and refreshments). • Emergency call-out available – out of Chat/Speaker/Coach Outings We meet the first Tuesday in the month in EVERY WEDNESDAY office hours monitored answer machine the Court Room, Bakewell Town Hall. 2-4pm. Transport on the community Adventurers Children’s Club for 5-11 year olds. At the Gospel Hall, North bus can be arranged from address in Bakewell. Everyone is welcome. Or Church Street, Bakewell. Sept-March in school term time. Matlock Office For Sheffield tel. Beryl 01629 814858. Alpha Course in Local Churches Crich, St. Mary’s Church at 7pm. Contact: Tel/Fax area call: Crafty Natters’ Craft Morning Bring your own craft and learn new crafts. Peter Hall 01773 852693. Also Darley Dale, Churches Together at 7pm. 01629 593577 07841200956 Very friendly mixed age group. All welcome. 9.30-11.30am at Victoria Court Contact: Robert Quarton 01629 734257. Community Room, Chesterfield Road, Matlock. School term time only. 50p Art Class Youlgrave Reading Rooms. 10am-12noon and 2-4pm. For more subs which include unlimited amount of tea/coffee, biscuits and cake. Email: details Diane Kettle. 01629 636763. Contact Ange 01629 580856. 07896 151304. Art Classes Life drawing and painting tutored by Diane Kettle B.A. Hons Come and Join our Friendly Group for Afternoon Tea and (Fine Art) Certificate of Education. Beginners, improvers and professional, Chat/Speaker/Coach Outings Bakewell Club for the Disabled. We meet artists welcome at the ‘Friends’ Meeting House’ (behind the Methodist Website address: the first Tuesday in the month in the Court Room, Bakewell Town Hall. 2Church) in Bakewell. 1.30-4.30pm. Tel. Diane Kettle 01629 636763 4pm. Transport on the community bus can be arranged from address in Bakewell. Everyone is welcome. Or tel. Beryl 01629 814858. Ashford Bridge Club welcomes new members to play bridge (Acol) in a Cressbrook Band Practice in ‘The Cressbrook’ (SK17 8SX). 7.30-9pm. social setting. Singles welcome. Medway Centre, Bakewell. 7-10pm. 01629 Players of all standards welcome. We also offer tuition for learners - of all 814132. ages. Ashover Baby and Toddler Group 10am-12noon, (term-time only) at Dove Holes Public Band Ambitious Ashover Parish Hall, Milken Lane, Ashover. Come and join us for a cuppa young band welcomes all young or and meet new friends whilst your children play. Tel. Nicola Foster on experienced players to rehearsals 07891063154 or visit us at every Tuesday and Thursday. 1B Badminton at Lady Manners. During term time. 7.30pm. Juniors 12+ and Dale Road, Dove Holes. 7.30pm. beginners welcome. Just turn up or tel. Liz on 07718 068384. Contact Joanne Hollinrake 07970 Bakewell Silver Band Full Band rehearsals. 8-10pm at the Brigade Hall, 039356. All Roofing Works Undertaken including: Bath Street, Bakewell. Contact Ian Wildgoose 01629 813119. Explorers (14 years upwards). 6Bakewell Young Farmers’ Club Monyash Village Hall. 8pm. For more info. 7.15pm. Hathersage Scout Tel. Helen Yates 07855 945441. Headquarters. John 01433 651889 Bamford 0-5 Group. Moore Memorial Hall from 10-11.45am. All welcome or look on the website for informal play, tea/coffee, children’s snack and outdoor play weather permitting. Please feel free to drop in. Contact Sue on 01433 659961. Flagg Tiddleypeeps Under 5’s. Bamford Pre-School Playgroup 9am-12noon. See Monday’s Events for Flagg Village Hall. This is a further details. lively, thriving group with Bamford Tennis Club Mens S and D Match practice night 6.30pm. Tel. families from Flagg, Tideswell, Martin on 01433 650328. Hartington as well as Baslow Choir New singers welcome – all ages. 7.30-9.30pm. Baslow surrounding villages. 9Village Hall. Contact Heather Jacques on 01433 631586. 11.30am. Tel. 01298 85208. Bel Canto is a friendly and vibrant ladies’ community choir, based in Football Pay and Play Sessions A Baslow. Led by Claire De La Haye, we perform a wide repertoire of music social, fun kickabout! – Baslow at local events in and around the Derbyshire Dales. We are currently Multi-use court, 6–7pm, £2.00 a seeking new members to grow our ranks in all sections of the choir. We rehearse in Baslow St. Anne’s Church each Wednesday at 8.15pm. 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Saturday DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 6 miles. Moderate. Tideswell Dale CP (fee), Miller’s Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Litton. 07814 561590. 3 DERBYSHIRE DALES WOODCRAFT CLUB Wyaston village hall 10am-2pm. AGM and club Xmas “fuddle”. For more info. go to If you would like to know more email your query to or phone James Sharpe on 01335 344933. 3 DERBYSHIRE VILLAGE CAROL EVENT The Fringe and The Green Man Gallery, Buxton, will be putting on this event as part of the town's festive celebrations and to mark the opening of entries for Fringe 2017. A carols workshop from 2-4pm will be followed by a party/singalong from 6.30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Free. 3 FESTIVE COFFEE MORNING Wormhill Village Hall. 10.30am onwards. Cakes, crafts, coffee or tea, conversation plus Christmas gifts, children’s games. Father Christmas, candles and carols! Raffle, tombola and pre-loved books too. Come and join us. Free admission. Proceeds for St Margaret’s Church, Wormhill. 3 & 4 SANTA SPECIALS on board heritage narrowboat Birdswood at Cromford Wharf. 12 noon and 2pm. An hour's cruise on a seasonally decorated historic canal boat, with Santa in his boatman's cabin grotto, presents for the kids and plenty of festive fayre for everyone. Advance booking essential: call 07552 055455 or email 3 TABLE TOP CHRISTMAS SALE Fidler Taylors Estate Agents, Crown Square, Matlock. In aid of Local Air Ambulance. 3 TRAINING IN THE BLISS OF TANTRA from 10am-1pm. Understand the aim and benefit of Buddha's tantric meditations for developing a blissful and peaceful mind.An introduction suitable for beginners. Cost £15 which includes light refreshments. Everyone welcome.Please contact the Centre to book a place. Heart Jewel Buddhist Meditation Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU. For further information please contact us on Tel 01629 581585 or by email 3 YOULGRAVE VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAIR Any enquiries for stalls should be directed to Carol on 01629 630005 or email 3 & 4 CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF WINSTER SCHOOL. 1-5pm. Exhibition of archive material, school photographs, commemorative tapestry, display of memorabilia, headteacher research by pupils, ex-pupil memories, cafe and afternoon teas. In the Burton Institute, Winster DE4 2DQ. Please come and celebrate with us. 3 & 4 MONYASH CHAPEL 4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11am-4pm. Bring a tree. Want to get involved? Call Wendy Mellor 01298 83203 for more info.

BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell Floral Art. ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE BEGINNINGS OF WINSTER SCHOOL WITH PICTURES of school photographs over the years right up to the present day. 7.30pm in the Burton Institute, Winster DE4 2DQ. Everyone welcome. ROLL AND STROLL ACCESSIBLE WALKS – Come and join us at Cromford Wharf, Mill Road, Cromford. DE4 3RP. Joining us on this festive walk are friends of Cromford Canal, who are happy for walkers to use their narrowboat ‘Birdswood’ to complete part of the journey to or from Lea Pumping Station just past High Peak Junction (1.2 miles). Unfortunately at present the boat isn’t accessible for wheelchair users.

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PLACES OF INTEREST Haddon Hall Open Christmas 1st-18th Dec. (10.30am-4pm, last admission 3pm). For further information 01629 812855. Eyam Craft Centre The Craft Centre is open every day throughout the year 10.30am-4.30pm. For further information 01433 639565. Caudwell’s Mill, Rowsley Unique Victorian ‘automatic’ water-powered roller flour Mill on the beautiful River Wye. Four fascinating floors to explore plus top-class quality flours from the Mill shop. Café offers quality snacks and meals. Open daily between 10am-5.30pm. Free entry to all craft workshops and free parking. Flour sales daily all year round. For further information, tel. and fax 01629 734374.


HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 9 miles. Grade 3. SK 210004. Langsett Barn, North America, Midhopestones (cut off), Underbank Reservoir. (Dogs on short fixed leads). 07879 404 108. PEAK WALKING GROUP - 'Up hill and down dale', 8 miles, all day. Start Castleton car park SK 148 829 (Dark Peak OL2). Route: Castleton, Mam Tor, Barker Bank, Hope, Castleton. Notes: walk can be shortened if necessary; dogs on lead; bring packed lunch and woolly hat. Tel. 07410 982664.

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CROMFORD W.I. Cromford Institute, The Hill, Cromford. 7.30pm. Bell Ringing - Anna Farey. Visitors and new members welcome. DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 7 miles. Leisurely/moderate. Osmaston village pond. Local walk. 01332 511116. DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 11 miles. Moderate. Hope roadside. Win Hill, Lose Hill. cc. 9.10 Calver Slip Road. 01773 850191. DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10 am. 12 miles. Moderate. Belper, Coppice CP (off MP) 9.45am bus to Derby. Return via Breadsall, Little Eaton, Makenay. 01629 584254. MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy walk 60 - 90 minutes. Meet at Starkholmes – by the Village Hall. MATLOCK W.I. Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.30pm. Christmas social and of course food. Visitors and new members always welcome. Contact 003301136152. MEDITATE IN BUXTON. Taking Control of Your Life- Meditation Classes for Everyone. Meditation classes at Samudra Buddhist Centre, 47 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6HB, taking place on Wednesday mornings from 10.30-11.45am. These classes are suitable for everyone. The facility fee is £5 (£4 concession) . For more information please contact Samudra Buddhist Centre on 01298 79777, or, 07527292908, or e-mail Our website is, and TIDESWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy walk 60 – 90 minutes around Tideswell and the surrounding area. Meet at Fountain Square, adjacent to the public toilets. UNIVERSITY OF DERBY CHAPLAINCY, BUXTON CAROL SERVICE 2.30pm in the Dome, with Christmas refreshments served from 3.30pm. Everyone welcome. The High Peak Hummingboard Project based in Buxton collects and transports aid to refugee camps in France, Greece, Turkey , Lebanon and Syria. Focusing on specific items helps to speed up packing and delivery. If you’d like to help, please bring socks in good condition and NEW underwear (men’s, women’s and children’s) to the service. - 10 HADIT’S PRODUCTION OF TIM FIRTH’S THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY This delightful and poignant comedy “exposes what an ungodly snake pit of paediatric power-politics the staging of your average primary school Nativity can be”! Performances are at Hope Methodist Hall, Edale Road. 7.30pm (7.45pm on the Friday night). Tickets (£8.00 including refreshments) are available from Watson’s Farm Shop or ring 01433 620665.

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BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Progression walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Rowsley – park in rear car park at Peak Village and Christmas lunch at Grouse & Claret, Rowsley. CALVER FILM - HAIL CAESAR Four time Oscar winning film makers Joel and Ethan Coen wrote and directed this all star comedy. The action takes place in a single day during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Drinks and nibbles will be served to celebrate Christmas. The Village Hall, Calver and the film will start at 7.30pm. Membership costs £20.00 for 10 films plus extras and guests will be treated as a Temporary member at £5.00 per film. DVDs can be borrowed if films are missed. For further enquiries call Denise Hall 01433 630760. Charity of the Month: Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport. DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Darley Dale PS CP, Stanton, Rowsley. 01629 57170. MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Temple Hotel, Matlock Bath. 7.30pm. Rowsley Rural Railway Centre - speaker Glynne Waite. Non members welcome- details 07900 244913. STARKHOLMES AND DISTRICT THURSDAY CLUB 2-4pm. Starkholmes Village Hall. Carol singing and big raffle followed with refreshments. New members most welcome. Please tel. Arlene 01629 593750 or Claire 01629 57690. THE FARMING LIFE CENTRE WALKS Castleton. Meet at the far right of the visitors centre car park. A pleasant circular walk behind the village of Castleton spectacular views towards Peveril Castle. Refreshments at the 3 roots café.

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Bakewell Branch : Community Bible Study International UK The Garden Room, Tannery House, Matlock Street, Bakewell. DE45 1EE. (Sep 7th 2016- May 24th 2017) in term time from 1011.30am. Community Bible Study International UK is a nondenominational independent Christian Ministry dedicated to providing accessible in- depth Bible study in a supportive group setting which is open to everyone, men and women of all ages. It provides a simple four step approach in studying God’s word. For more info. 01629 812766. Bingo 8.30pm at Bakewell Working Men’s and Social Club, Butts Road, Bakewell. Everyone welcome – Non-members £1.00 per person. BMW Brass Wirksworth 8pm. Parish Rooms, Wirksworth. All brass players are welcome. For details of our training band please contact 01629 540345. Bradwell Bowls Club See Monday’s events for further details. Calver Methodist Church Main Street, Curbar, Hope Valley, S32 3XR. Community cafe at Calver Methodist Church. 10am–12 noon on the last wednesday of each month. Come and enjoy coffee/tea/hot chocolate cake, biscuits, toast and good company in comfortable surroundings. Parents & Toddlers/children, Young and not so young are. All welcome. Chatsworth WI third Wednesday at Edensor Tea Rooms, Edensor Village at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Kath Watts on 01246 211437. Chatsworth Cubs aged 8 to 101/2 year olds. 5-6.15pm and 6.45-8pm. Contact Emma Lowe on 07843 090016. Chelmorton Film Circle Chelmorton Institute 2nd Wednesday each month at 7.30 prompt. Coffee Morning (includes Bingo). Queen’s Court Sheltered Accommodation, Queen’s Road, Fairfield, Buxton. 10.30am. Cuppa-call-in 10.15-11.45am, Holy Trinity Church, Tansley. Why not drop in for a relaxing and welcoming cup of tea/coffee and biscuits, (and often cake!). Everyone most welcome. Crafts in the Forest Why not come along to the Peak Forest Reading Room from 10am-12noon and enjoy a relaxing and creative session with likeminded people. Transport arranged if difficult to attend. Creative Wednesdays at the Wellbeing Hub, Unit 8, Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock, DE4 3EJ. Individuals can take part in the organised crafts and workshops or bring along their own activity. Drop in from 12pm-3pm, attendance is free! Contact 01629 733915. Dale Road Methodist Church Darley Dale invites you to our short informal First Wednesday Service at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday in each month. Dales Christian Spiritualist Church Mencap Centre, Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale. Through the school yard. 7.30pm. Healing and meditation. Warm welcome to everyone. Dynamic Hatha Yoga Gothic Warehouse. Booking essential through Kulbir Kaur 01629 581937. Free to Arkwright Society volunteers as well as open to the public. Suitable for adults from introductory to advanced level. Fairfield (Buxton) Band Are you interested in music? Can you play an instrument? Do you want to learn to play? Band practice. 7.30-9pm. Contact Maureen 01298 25590. Fancy a go at Singing? Bakewell and District Community Choir (BAD-cc!) is looking for more singers, particularly men. Upper Hall, Bakewell Town Hall. Have a look at our Facebook page - just put Bakewell and District Community Choir into a search engine. 7.30-9.30pm. £3.00, including refreshments! Girls’ Brigade 6.30–8.30pm, Matlock Methodist and United Reformed Church, Bank Road, Matlock. Details Mrs Yvonne Brant 01629 582023. Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup 9am-3pm. Forest school for 3+ years. 9am-12noon. See Monday’s Events for further details. High Peak Badminton Club Buxton Community School. 7-10pm. All ages and abilities from 11 years. Coaching on the night 7-8pm. Day 01298 71707. Eve 01298 22502. Interested in Cycling? Led rides for women at Tissington. Meet Ashbourne Cycle Hire, 10–11am. Suitable ride for beginners, small children welcome. Rides are led by British Cycling Ride Leaders. Bring your own bike or hire one for only £6.00. Indoor Bowling Village Hall, Calver. 2-4pm. Tel. Bob Dudgeon, 01433 639908. Indoor Short Mat Bowling in the Working Men’s Club on Butts Road, Bakewell at 6.45pm - just turn up. Beginners welcome. Contact Alec on 01298 871638. Karate Village Hall, Calver. 6.30-8pm. Tel. Bob Dudgeon, 01433 639908. Little Explorers Pre-School See Tuesday’s Events for further details. Little Hedgehogs Pre-School See Monday’s Events for further details. Line Dancing in the Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 7.40-10pm. With Timberline Steve, IDTA qualified instructor, and Jeanette. Details 01629 636386. Matlock and District Rifle Club See Tuesday’s Events for further details. Matlock Music Group for babies and pre-school children with parent/carer. 10-11.30am approx. during term time. Held at Matlock Methodist and URC Church Hall, Bank Road, Matlock. Matlock Musical Theatre Matlock Methodist and United Reformed Church Hall, Bank Road. 7.30pm. Matlock Philatelic Society second Wednesday each month. 7.30pm. Imperial Rooms, Matlock. Interesting and varied programme, visitors welcome. Meditation Classes during term times at Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU. 7.30-9pm. Suitable for beginners. Everyone welcome. No need to book. £5 per class. Tel 01629 581585. Matlock Needlecraft Group workshop at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, 10-12am. Further info. contact Christine Thompson 01246 583153. Matlock Edgefold Club Social Sequence and ballroom dancing to organist. 8-10.30pm. For more info. 01629 582374. Music Playtime A brand new music fun session for babies and toddler. Castleton C of E Primary School. 10.30-11.30am. £3. Tel. 01433 620630. Open House at Bonsall Village Hall. 2pm. Board games, chat and talks. Run by retired people for anyone to join in, thanks to the New Horizons Trust. Parent and Toddler Group (run by volunteers) at Harpur Hill Children’s Centre, Buxton. 1.15-3.15pm. No need to book. Tel. 01298 74101. Free of charge. Peak Forest Aerobics at the Reading Room. 8-9pm. Cost £2.50 per session. Peak Pre-School See Monday’s Events for further details. Pilates in Bakewell 9.30-10.30am. Teresa Tinklin 07906 312372, Play Tideswell Play and learn together. Toys, crafts, healthy snacks, singing, tea and coffee for the parents/carers and a chance to take a toy home. At the Youth Club Building, Tideswell. 9am-12noon. Children aged 0-5. Pre-School Cycling Just bring your bike and helmet to Castleton Village Hall first Wednesday in the month. £2.00 per child. 1.30-3pm. Enjoy riding round cones, circuits and more. Rotary Club of Buxton meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton at 6.30pm for 7-8pm meeting; optional meal follows. Enquiries from men and women welcome. Email:; Run of the Mill Folk Dance Club Meet every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday (except in August). Folk dancing for beginners and experienced dancers. Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway, nr Matlock. 7.30pm. Contacts. John Daglish 01629 534479, David and Verena 01332 881221. Samartha Meditation every other Wednesday, 6.30pm  Council Chamber, Bakewell Town Hall. Call Rosemary 0793 0975807. Seniors’ Lunch Eilm Pentecostal Church, Waterside Business Park Waterside Road, Ashbourne. 12.30 once a month. Contact the Church for more info. Singing with Lester Simpson 7-9pm. At the Medway Centre, Bakewell. Contact Community Education 01629 813747. Singer & Musicians Nights Open to all who wish to sing, play or just enjoy the music in a very friendly atmosphere. There is no fee to pay and will be held in the bar of The Old Hall Hotel, Hope. S33 6RH from 7.30pm. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. For info. tel. 07913 331078 or visit South Darley Parent and Toddler Group 10-11.30am. Tel. Abi 01629 650911. Stepping Stones Pre-School Parwich Parwich Memorial Hall. Open sessions 9am-12noon for parents and children to visit. No prior booking needed. 2 full day sessions 9am-3pm as well as 2 half day sessions 9am12noon.

Story Time at Bakewell Library 10.10.30am. Story and song time. No need to book. Street Games multi sports drop in sessions for 14 – 19 year olds, New Astro at Wirksworth Leisure Centre, 6–7pm. Strike Academy dance classes, Court Room Gallery, Bakewell Town Hall, 4-9pm. Call Felicity 07841 755312. Tai Chi Bakewell and District Tai Chi Group. Medway Centre. 9.15-10.45am. More details from Medway Centre 01629 813638. T'ai Chi Ch’uan Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 1.30-3pm. Teacher has over 25years experience. Make the positive change in your life and well-being. Practise Harmony, relaxation and Serenity in a calm social group of like minds. To book a place call Stu 07832 107286 or David 07428 131989. Tansley, Holy Trinity Church invites you to a short, said, service of Holy Communion. 9.30am. The service precedes the regular Wednesday morning ‘Cuppa-call-in’ for cups of tea/coffee, biscuits and social chat. Tideswell Male Voice Choir See Tuesday’s Events for further details. Tideswell Singers. Friendly choir for mixed voices and styles. New members welcome, no audition necessary. Rehearsals in Litton Village Hall (once a month in Litton Church), 7.30pm. Please see website for details and contact Toddler Group Matlock All Saints’ Infant School. Term times only. 1.303pm. The Rotary Club of Bakewell 12.45pm. Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell except the 4th & 5th Wednesday when it is an evening meeting with partners. Occasionally we meet at another venue. Contact 01629 57445 for further information. Weekly Led Rides For All On The Monsal Trail Every Wednesday morning. See Monday’s Event for further details. Weigh Stay and Play at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. Children’s Centre. 1.30-3pm for further information call 01629 581867. Wellbeing Hub See Tuesday’s Events for further details. Whist Drive Moore Memorial Hall, Brentwood Road, Bamford. 7.30pm. Admission £1 incl. tea and biscuits. Wirksworth Community Choir Rehearsals in term time. 7.45pm. Wirksworth Junior School. Altos wanted. Everyone welcome. 01629 822978. Wirksworth Netball Club Wirksworth Leisure Centre DE4 4JG. 8.159.30pm term-time only. Small, friendly, competitive club. Contact Christine Galbraith (Membership Sec) 01629 824187/07801 956692, Erin Bower (Chairperson) 01629 733968/07980 880719. Youlgrave 1st Scouts Beavers and Cub Scouts 6.30-7.45pm. Scout hut, Youlgrave. Boys and girls aged 53/4-10.


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BAMFORD AND DISTRICT HISTORY GROUP The Bamford Institute. 8pm. Annual dinner and quiz. Visitors welcome. BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Baslow Village Hall. 2pm Christmas Party when St Anne’s School will entertain us – always very enjoyable. Thinking of joining us? Contact Christopher Wragg on Baslow 583228. CRESSBROOK FILM CLUB Middle Row, Cressbrook. Florence Foster Jenkins cert PG. A comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. Its the true story of New York heiress and socialite Florence Foster Jenkins in the 1940s, who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. Doors open 7.30 for 8pm, the bar will be open for refreshments before and after the film and as ever, there's a warm welcome for old and new members and guests. Guest tickets available at £5 per film for adults and £3 for kids. Contact David Lawton on 01298 872 144 to book guest tickets in advance. Go to the website for future films and the location of the venue. We look forward to seeing you. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH TANSLEY Cromford Community Band. 7.30pm. HOLLINGSCLOUGH METHODIST CHAPEL CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 7.30pm. With Hollinsclough Silver Band. Soloist Nettie Cook. Followed by refreshments. MATLOCK ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES SOCIETY Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock. 7.30pm. Development of English Porcelain - Carol Tunley. WHIST DRIVE Chelmorton War Memorial Institute. 7.30pm.

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11 ASHBOURNE ANIMAL WELFARE CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS SERVICE 2pm. ST. Oswalds Church, Ashbourne. Animals welcome in church and a donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire Centre will be taking part. Blessing of all animals attending. Everyone welcome to this special service to give thanks for the pleasure and companionship our pets provide. Tel 01335 300494 for more information. 11 BAKEWELL AND ASHFORD FILM SOCIETY 7.30pm. Medway Centre, Bakewell. Hail Caesar. Cert. 12A. Bring and share finger buffet with drinks beginning at 7.15pm. 11 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Little Hayfield 10am 61 bus to Little Hayfield – Short up to 8 miles. 10am. Walk 2: Wincle Brewery– Medium 8-12 miles. 9.30am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. 11 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 10 miles. Moderate. White Lodge CP (fee), Deep Dale, Taddington. 01629 636350. 11 DERWENT AND HOPE VALLEYS ADVANCED MOTORISTS meeting at the Eyre Arms, Calver Cross Roads at 10am. “Free assessment drives for local motorists. Also motorcyclists welcome to come along. Please contact on 01629 812732 for full details. Or visit the IAM website at or 11 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 8 miles (grade 2+). SK 403804. Ford CP (not Bridge Inn CP) Moss Valley. 0114 2483441. 11 LITTLE LONGSTONE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL Carol Service 3pm. 11 MONYASH CHAPEL 4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 11am-3pm. 3pm Carol Service. Refreshments afterwards. 11 MATLOCK AND DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY TABLE TOP SALE Mencap Centre, Greenaway Lane, Darley Dale. 8am-1pm. Free car parking, toilets. Refreshments. Sellers £6 a table. Please book in advance. 25p admission, children free. Enq. Jackie 07831316582. Gordon 01629 760624.

Monday 12 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Medway Centre. 12 BASLOW SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Christmas lunch. Hassop Hall. Thinking of joining us? Contact Christopher Wragg on Baslow 583228. 12 DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST WYE AND UPPER DERWENT GROUP TALK Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall. 7.30pm. Saving our Swifts. Swifts are declining fast. Nick Brown of DWT will talk to us about how these birds live, what they need for nesting and how we can help. Speaker Nick Brown. Admission £3.

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Tuesday 13 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Leisurely. Belper, Coppice CP off Market Place, Bargate, Makeney. No dogs please. 01773 827887./01773 824838. 13 BASLOW FELLOWSHIP GROUP Church Rooms, Baslow. 2pm. Christmas celebrations. All are welcome. 13 CHRISTIAN COFFEE CLUB Imperial Rooms, Matlock. 10am. Visiting speaker. 13 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10.30am. 6 miles. Moderate. Wyedale CP (fee), Chelmorton, Horseshoe Dale, Deepdale. 07852 226935. 13 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am – Easy walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Birchover Quarry on main Birchover – Stanton in Peak Road. 13 ST BARTHOLOMEWS CHURCH, LONGNOR BAND CONCERT with Hollinsclough Silver Band. 7.30pm. Admission £5 including refreshments. 13 TANSLEY GARDEN AND COUNTRYSIDE CLUB 7.30pm. Village Hall. Social evening. Everyone welcome. Non-members £2.50. 01629 580917. 13 YOULGRAVE DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10.30am – Easy walk 60 – 90 minutes. Meet at Coldwell End Car Park in the village for an easy walk around Youlgrave area Birchover and Stanton in Peak. Walking on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We also share cars to walk further afield.

Wednesday 14 ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Old Hall Hotel, Market Place, Hope. 7.45pm. Come to sing, play and instrument or just enjoy the music. Guest Elfin Bow. or call 0791 333 1078. 14 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 5 miles (grade 2) SK 266803. Fox House. Ramble in the area. 0114 2304 087. 14 MATLOCK DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Easy walk 60-90 minutes. Meet at Bonsall, Fountain Café, parking opposite.

Thursday 15 BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 7.30pm. Town Hall, Bakewell. 15 ‘CAKE VILLAGE’ AUCTION, Youlgrave Reading Room, 7.30pm. 15 CHRISTMAS RECORD FARE at the Homesford Tea rooms (Nr Cromford/Whatstandwell ) 6-9pm. Tables at £5 to sell from. Call Steve/Becky on 01629 822031 / 07815 697102 15 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 10am. 8 miles. Moderate. Rowsley Old Station CP. Bakewell, Over Haddon. 01773 747380. 15 MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB Temple Hotel, Matlock Bath. 7.30pm. Christmas Family Club Night. Everybody welcome 07900 244913. 15 BAKEWELL DERBYSHIRE DALES WALKING FOR HEALTH 10am. Progression walk 90 – 120 minutes. Meet at Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell – park in pay and display car park. 15 WIRKSWORTH THURSDAY GROUP Wellspring Church, St John Street, Wirksworth. 10am-12noon. Sally Barkley-Smith plus Christmas lunch.

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Sunday 18 BUXTON RAMBLING CLUB Start at Pavilions car park, Buxton (next to swimming pool). Walk 1: Mince pie walk 10am. Anyone welcome. Membership £5 single or £8 family per year. Contact 01298 72230 or 01298 23441. 18 HALCYON RAMBLING CLUB 9.45am. 9 miles (grade 2). SK 216768. Eyam (free) CP Foolow, Housely, Calver, Eyam. 0114 2306 109. 18 ST MARGARET’S CHURCH, WORMHILL Carol Service with Peak Dale Band. 6.30pm. Everyone welcome to our warm and family friendly event.

Monday 19 BAKEWELL METHODIST CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Matlock Street, Bakewell. 10am-12noon. The Charity stall is in aid of Bakewell Rotary Club. 19 HIGH PEAK DIABETIC SELF-HELP GROUP Wye Room, The Buckingham Hotel, Buxton (at the junction of Burlington Rd and St. Johns Road). Buxton. 7-9pm.

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Friday 16 DERBYSHIRE DALES GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS’ ASSOCIATION 2pm. Dale Road Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale. £3. Patrick Harding - Christmas and its Customs. 16 FESTIVE MEDITATION & MEAL EVENING 7-11pm. Guided meditation and short talk followed by an alternative approach to Christmas food - a global tour of delicious vegetarian and vegan food with a spicy twist! (although we can cater for non-chilli lovers with advance notice) Cost £20 pp. Everyone welcome. Please contact the Centre to book a place. £5 deposit to secure booking. Heart Jewel Buddhist Meditation Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU. For further information please contact us on Tel 01629 581585 or by email

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Krogers, their best friends, are busily transmitting secrets about the British underwater weapons programme to the Russian KGB. Susan Devaney plays Barbara with emotional commitment, bringing out the increasing horror she feels when she realises first that Helen is not what she appeared, and then that Barbara herself has played a part in unmasking her friend. The ebullient Helen (Alicia Bloundele) equally betrays Barbara: she and her husband are using the Jacksons and have insinuated themselves into the friendship for that purpose. The way ordinary decent people can be made to feel powerless and small is very

well conveyed by Susan Devaney, and by Chris and Charlotte Gayle, father and daughter who play Bob and modestly rebellious Julie. The Jacksons are lied to, condescended upon and used. Their feelings are utterly disregarded. The Krogers are communist intellectuals who look down on and underestimate them. Simon Brister captures the entitled, superior attitude of the MI5 officer: the suburb of Ruislip is just a place “one drives through on the way to Oxford” – from Whitehall presumably. Class betrayal underlies the play’s action. It is evoked in Peter Wilmot's portrayal of Kroger where he unfolds the revelation he experienced in the Depression era, seeing the

hopelessness and despair of hundreds of unemployed men, betrayed and forgotten by society. This theme resonates today with the unpleasant results of what happens when large sections of society feel ignored and trampled by politicians and the everpresent Establishment. Directed by Jane Small, the play is tightly performed and grips from the start. The High Tor Players powerfully evoke both the austerity of the era and the claustrophobic situation as Stewart and his MI5 “girls” (Fran Happe and Pauline Revill) take over the Jackson family and change their lives. Nicola Hart 16th November 2016

Vets Offer Advice on Winter Walkies and Other Hazards worth wiping down their legs and paws after being outside. Extreme cold, as well as salt and grit used on the road, can irritate your pet too so when you wipe paws also check for cracks and bleeding. The cold can also worsen some established conditions, such as arthritis. If you’ve not had your annual check-up with your vet, this is a good time of year to schedule a visit.” Other top tips to keep your dogs and cats safe this winter: Make sure your pet’s bed is in a draught free, warm spot off the floor in the house. Dogs need to be exercised, however during the darker winter months try to walk your dog before night falls. If that isn’t possible,

make sure you use a reflective lead, collar or dog coat for your dog and always carry a torch so that other road users can see to avoid you. Make sure to wipe your dog’s paws and belly on returning home from a snowy walk to remove any ice or salt, and to regularly check for cracks in pawpads or for redness between the toes. Wiping your pets’ paws can also prevent them from ingesting toxins that they may have stood in whilst outside. Antifreeze in particular is highly toxic, with one in four vets reporting having to treat cats for antifreeze poisoning in the last year and a further 2% also treating dogs.


are played by men and vice versa. Originally, carols had been French dance tunes, but gradually, local village bands wrote and played very rousing songs that told the Christmas Story. These were cruelly suppressed by the High Church Movement in the 19th century but have been kept gloriously alive in the Hope Valley and the West Riding. At about this time, Charles Dickens managed to write A Christmas Carol inside 10 weeks – it wasn’t published until December 19th, but still managed to sell 1500 before the day itself. Originally, Father Christmas (the spirit of the season) wore green and brown and received! gifts, in order to placate the hardships of winter. But incredibly, the publications which really pushed the modern image of Santa Claus were the Coca Cola adverts of early last century. Henry Cole was the man who first introduced Christmas cards into the festivities, but he was also a chap who was involved in producing the first postage stamps – smart move! It took 6 years of experimenting before Tom Smith produced a decent loud crack for his crackers and Chinese fortune cookies gave him the idea for the mottoes and novelties which we all enjoy today. So much information! And there will be more information if you join us in the Institute at 8pm on January 12th when Cliff Lee will be telling us about “the Oilfields of Derbyshire”. I’ve heard this talk before – very intriguing stuff – we had the World’s first oil refinery, suffered the first refinery fatality and witnessed a chap making a fortune out of paraffin! Brian Woodall

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difference between solid ground and ice and can fall through. In this situation vets urge owners not to go in after their pet as although distressing, it is never worth risking your own life as well as your dog’s. Gudrun Ravetz, President of the British Veterinary Association said: “Each season brings its own set of hazards and winter is no different, so we ask owners to make sure their animals are kept safe and warm over the winter months. Simple things like leaving your dog to sit on the cold ground outside a shop whilst you pop in or putting your cat out all night can cause it to get excessively cold, which may have a negative impact on their health. Pets still need their usual exercise through the winter, but be mindful of the temperatures outside – it may be better to go outside more regularly for less time than be outside for a long time on one long walk.”  Ross Allen, spokesperson for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association said: “Give paws a thought – when it gets cold many of us use de-icer, which often leaks onto the ground– this can prove deadly to pets, so it is

Tideswell Local History Club welcomed the coming season with a compelling talk about the above subject by Danny Wells. Extremely well researched and well communicated, this talk told us much that we had not realised before. Christmas had been a very popular season in Tudor times when the gentry were encouraged to return home to their estates to give hospitality to their friends and charity to the poor. Haddon Hall had been legendary in this respect. By the late 18th century however, Christmas had become a very lacklustre affair – for 20 years the Times had gone to print without ever mentioning it and hardly any presents were given, even to the children. During the Industrial Revolution, people had moved into the new cities and had lost touch with the seasons and the old customs. It fell to the Victorians to reenergise it and make it more home and family focused. Previously, Queen Charlotte had received the first Christmas Tree, but later Albert made it central to the festivities. Victoria first enjoyed turkey in 1851, and also introduced was the “Speckled Cannonball” (Christmas Pudding) an English creation but naturally the French were scornful of it. The church authorities hadn’t chosen December the 25th until as late as the 4th century, but that season had been celebrated way back to pagan times with the passing of the shortest day and it was the time when the Romans had celebrated Saturnalia. This was a feast where everything was turned upside down and where masters waited upon slaves. This may have led to our tradition of pantomime (which the Victorians loved immensely) where women

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Forest Fun, Diane Davison, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd Our ever popular Nature Tots Derbyshire SK17 SN. The group is venturing out into nine forest sessions are free the forest! Join us for wildlife as they are part of the Get themed games, activities Better With Nature project, and crafts in the woods. All fully funded by Nestle Waters sessions include a story, UK, but booking is essential snack and drink. as numbers are limited. The next session takes To book and for more place on Friday 16th information contact December 2016 at 10.30am Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on – 12 noon at Millers Dale 01773 881188 during normal Station car park, Tideswell, office hours.

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Recruitment System Administrator Trac Systems Ltd, an established company based in Bakewell, has been providing recruitment support to NHS Trusts and Local Government for over 16 years. With 46 new organisations on board this year, including the whole of NHS Wales and with another 13 already confirmed to start in 2017 we are looking forward to a busy year ahead! Due to this continuing growth we are looking for motivated individuals to join our friendly team of dynamic, hard-working staff. Based in our busy office in Deepdale Business Park, the majority of your work will involve operating the recruitment database and supporting users of the system (recruiting managers and HR staff) to provide a premium service. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE: • Excellent computer skills with experience of using web-based systems • A confident and professional telephone manner • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload • A strong work ethic • Motivation • Enthusiasm • Attention to detail • Evidence of team working skills and the ability to build strong working relationships • Problem solving skills This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or someone with a good level of education who wants to work within a fast paced environment. You will enjoy working to tight deadlines and be committed to excellent customer service. In return we offer promotion opportunities for candidates who have the right skills and abilities. Full in-house training will be provided. Please be aware that we are not a recruitment agency and it is strongly recommended you view our website

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We are looking for reliable people to join our busy factory team at our plastic tubing extrusion factory for 40 hrs per week. You will be required to assist your colleagues in the production process. Duties will include packing and finishing goods ready for dispatch. Some manual handling is required. Access to own transport required due to location.

Free on-site parking. For further information about Dukes Barn visit our website or ring 01629 733039.

Application Pack at Deadline: Wed 14 Dec. Interviews: Thur 5 Jan

Dukes Barn are an equal opportunities employer. NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Interested applicants please contact Mr James Smith with your CV or call 01433 622916 for an application form.

Voluntary & Community Services Peaks & Dales



Dukes Barn Outdoor activity Centre in Beeley village near Chatsworth require

PART-TIME COMMERCIAL CLEANER £5990.00 per annum, 16 hours per week.

Temporary Care Assistant

Previous experience of either commercial or domestic cleaning and holds a Hygiene certificate, although training will be provided where necessary.

to 31.03.17 Based at Caroline Court Day Care Centre, Hope Valley Hourly rate is £8.25 per hour

Matlock, Cromford Bradwell , Bamford, Biggin, Carsington


Permanent position £5990 per annum Hours Mon 8:30 to 12:30, Tues to Fri 9:30 to 12:30.

for holiday cottages near Matlock Part-time flexible hours

For further information about Dukes Barn please visit our website or ring 01629 733039.

01629 735859

For further details, call 01629 812159

Dukes Barn are an equal opportunities employer.

With the support of the manager you will engage with older people in activities designed to promote independence and choice within a day care setting.

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

To form a key part of a small team who provide day care for older people in our Day Centre. The role will also involve managing your own workload in a co-operative manner with other staff and will involve interaction with older people and visitors.


Registered charity number 1117141

Successful applicants for the post will be committed to promoting the welfare of older people through best practice social care. This will include participating fully in the development of the Day Care Centre.

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health is a charity supporting individuals living with or recovering from mental ill health. We are looking to recruit in the Derbyshire Dales area.

Must be qualified to NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care and a qualification in Food Hygiene would be an advantage. The successful applicant must be willing to work towards these qualifications if not already in place.

Individual Support Worker (and Bank Workers)

required for local tree surgeon in Tansley This is a full-time position to help our expanding business in the commercial and domestic sector. Minimum requirements for the position are: Relevant NPTC qualifications to include: CS30, 31 and CS38. A full UK driving licence (ideally B and E). Experience preferred but training will be given to the right person. At the interview stage we would require a physical climbing demonstration.

(25 hrs pw + 1 weekend in four)

£7.69 ph basic, £8.17ph for Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care qualified (plus 3% pension contribution)

Applicants must hold a current driving licence. For further information and an application form please contact: Mary Ward, Day Centre Manager on 01629 813 221 or email Closing date: Thursday 15th December 2016 Interviews: TBC – January 2017 Please return application forms to: Mary Ward, Day Centre Manager, Age UK Derby and Derbyshire, Orme Court, Granby Mews, Granby Road, Bakewell DE45 1ES CVs submitted will not be considered. No employment agencies Age UK Derby & Derbyshire promotes Equality and Diversity. A copy of our Equality and Diversity Policy will be available on request

As an individual support worker the post requires you to support people experiencing poor mental wellbeing. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with people, and will be reliable and flexible. They will also be confident, have excellent communication skills, and be able to provide our clients with support and encouragement. Previous experience in a care setting is beneficial, but not essential because full training will be provided. You must be a car owner and have a full licence. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this position, please ring Tim Westwood on 01629 733915. The closing date is Friday 16th December at 12 noon. Application is by completion of an application form or submission of CV. Please ensure you ask for a copy of the job description before applying.

For further information please contact Mr Emery on

See or email for more information.

01629 760504 or 07734 758350

Registered charity no.1068550


DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd is an internationally recognised high quality refractories supplier and a high quality processed minerals supplier. The Company has been established since 1892. Our site is situated in the rural countryside approximately 10 miles South of Buxton on the A515 towards Ashbourne. We are currently recruiting a number of NEW positions and offer fantastic career opportunities. You will be joining a family business ethos that is expanding and continually evolving.



THE ROLE • • • • • • • • •

Key member of the Engineering team Day to day plant maintenance Carry out planned preventative maintenance Involvement with specific projects Allocated specific maintenance responsibilities Plant and equipment improvements Responsive to breakdowns Shift working Other duties to include, welding, fabricating, mobile plant, operating engineering machinery




• Maintenance experience in manufacturing / heavy industry • Good mechanical skills (hydraulic, pneumatic, motors, LEV) • Willing to train and develop • Motivated and flexible to work overtime, shifts and weekends • Reliable with strong work ethics

• Take a lead role in the Quality Management System and REACH; chemical hazard identification • Writing, reviewing and auditing quality procedures • Involvement in customer inspections and report writing • Investigating complaints and liaising with the customer • Understand customer applications, drawings and specifications • Technical decision maker / problem solver with respect to technical and manufacturing related issues • Carry out all forms of testing and inspection (raw materials, work in progress, finished products) • Evaluating technical data and results to ensure conformance

• Preferably educated to degree or diploma level in a material discipline, although relevant experience in a similar role • Experience of working in a QMS and / or with REACH • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and influential skills • Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels • Reliable, flexible and self-motivated • Highly numerate and literate, with working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases • Desire for continuous personal development • Full driving licence required due to location







• Measure and record the attributes (dimensions) and physical properties of refractory shaped products • Clearly define conforming and non-conforming products • Organise external testing • Ensure that all dispatched product meets the relevant product definition and / or customer specification • Assist investigation of complaints • Understand customer applications, drawings and specifications • Conduct and assist customer inspections • Conduct non-destructive testing measurements (PUNDIT) and specific tests as required

• Highly numerate and literate, with a working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases • Experience of working in Quality Management System • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and team working skills • Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels • Reliable, flexible and self-motivated • Desire for continuous personal development • Full driving licence required due to location

• Obtain representative samples of incoming raw materials and carry out tests to agreed procedures to ensure that the product meets both internal and external specifications • Obtain representative production samples / reports and using defined test methods and associated calculations ensure that the finished product will comply with the relevant definition • Clear conforming products ready for despatch / internal use and prepare Certificates of Conformity as per customer request • Organise external testing • Assist with the administration of the QC inspection process • Calibrate equipment used for the QC inspection process

• Highly numerate and literate with a working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases; ideally with experience in a quality control role • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and team working skills • Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels • Reliable, flexible and self-motivated • Desire for continuous personal development • Full driving licence required due to location

FLT DRIVER / SITE SERVICES THE ROLE • Carrying out day to day cleaning of the welfare facilities on site • Grounds maintenance • Processing of waste materials and recycling • Operation of factory sweeper • Deep cleaning, including upkeep of machinery and equipment

PRODUCTION OPERATIVES – Immediate start available THE ROLE

THE PERSON • • • •

FLT Licence essential Reliable and motivated Able to work flexible hours Health and safety awareness

• • • • •

Producing high quality refractory products Quality control checks Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck driving Multi-skilling Various shift patterns, including nights

THE PERSON • • • • • •

Reliable and motivated Team Player Flexible Fork Lift Truck Licence would be an advantage Able to carry out manual work Health and safety passport or similar – desirable

For further information contact Janette / Diane on 01629 630115 or email: Visit our website: to download an application form DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd, Friden, Newhaven, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0DX

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Peak Advertiser Office: (01629) 812159


John and the family of the late John Dakin would like to thank everyone who donated to the Derbyshire Air Ambulance fund. The sum realised


1950S TO 1960S

Tel: 01246 850442 WILL COLLECT


S PA N I S H FRENCH GERMAN TUITION Beginners to AS/A2 any age! Experienced, effective teacher Excellent exam results

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Best wishes from



IS YOUR DRINKING A PROBLEM? Need help? Friendship? Support? If so, find out more about our Derbyshire Dales Support Group (North Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service). Tel. 01246 206514 for details. Help-line every Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8pm and 01246 206514 or 204344.

NOW OPEN Bakewell Town Hall, Bath Street. Call Susan Kearns Dip CFHP MPS Pract. 07527 476548 for appointment. Home visits available. FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Home visiting practice. Call Kate Nixon MCFHP MAFHP 07724 660428. Fully insured.

ART TUITION FREE TRIAL ART LESSON with professional artist, Diane Kettle B.A. Hons (Fine Art). Cert. Ed. No obligation. Children and adults welcome. 30 years’ teaching experience. Details: 01629 636763.

MUSIC TUITION FREE TRIAL PIANO LESSON offered by Concert Pianist. Details www.pianoartist or tel. 01629 581475.

Guitar Lessons £10 per 1/2 hour


B ity JOortun


TEL: Bakewell 01629 810511

For fun or to achieve exams call Lisa

01629 593643 MUSIC TUITION on bass guitar, guitar, pianos and ukelele. Your place or mine. Matlock Music Shop. 01629 760670.


Piano Lessons

Friendly & reliable service at a time to suit you



Please call Karen on

07704 440 656

HAIRDRESSER GENTLEMEN AND BOYS BARBER Experienced and reliable. Call Teresa 07974 960209.


Heirlooms Ever After Jayley Faux Fur Shawls, Wraps, Gilets and more, Peach Accessories, Disney Couture Jewellery, Pia Rossini Cruise Wear and much more! Award winning bespoke bridal hair accessories and fascinators, embroidered garters, cloche hats, leather gloves and new items being added each week. Our little boutique in Granby Arcade, Bakewell may be small but it’s a hidden gem full of the finest ladies’ accessories. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Tel: 01629 732745 / Mob: 07800 895382

WANTED MATLOCK & DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY will collect bric-a-brac and jumble. Good furniture also wanted. Enquiries ring Jackie 07831 316582.


WANTED 01629 356018 MORRIS'S GOLDEN FILM 5 GALLON OIL CAN conical top. Also Oil pouring jug wanted. 07547 428999.

Old Wrist Watches


07860 540870



of Stuffed birds or animals, stags head. Must be old. Also old travelling trunk. Cash paid 01773 540730


Pamper your pooch

QUIET, CARING HOMES needed for friendly, nervous cats. Tel. 08453 712754. Cats Protection League. DO YOU HAVE A STRAY CAT PROBLEM? Do you need financial help to have your cat neutered/spayed? Do you need advice on the care of your cat? If so, contact Derby Branch of Cats Protection, 31 Wardwick, Derby, DE1 1HA, or tel. 01332 206956 or visit our website on or e m a i l .uk

Microchipping service available


Bathing, grooming & Clipping

Fully qualified & insured

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Course works towards KC Puppy Foundation Certificate. Venue: Cromford Community Centre, Cromford.

Fully Insured

For more information ring Annette on 0784 035 1686 or email

Flexible and reliable Matlock/Bakewell area 01629 581885

LOTS OF KITTENS, young and older cats all looking for loving permanent homes. We need your help. Please consider giving a cat a second chance. Visit or call in at RSPCA Animal Centre, Spital Lane, Chesterfield 01246 273358.

Dog Walker (DBS Certified)

LIVESTOCK 2 X OUTDOOR GILTS 1 year old. £160 each. 01629 650014.


Just phone

01629 259178 / 07854 446958 ELLEN FOSTER ATCL MUSIC TEACHER Singing, Recorder, Cello, Bass Guitar, Piano. Enhanced DBS. All ages/standards welcome. 07855 812753.


Learn from an experienced musician and teacher. Courses to suit any age or level. Beginners welcome For full details contact:


Furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s Long sideboards etc. Also old dolly tub CASH PAID

CONCRETE PANELS CONCRETE PANELS supply and fitting service or supply only. For silage pits, retaining walls etc 07966 210181, 01298 687465.

07989 360713

We can offer dog boarding for your dog in our home which is spacious and secure.


We are fully insured and licensed. Please see our website for more details.

HORSES, LIVERY, DIY LIVERY Wonderful hacking. Quality stables, grazing. Baslow/Barlow area. 07952 089146.

A LUXURY PURPOSE BUILT CATTERY IN WARDLOW, NR BAKEWELL •Underfloor heating. •All diets catered for. •Scratch poles, toys. •FAB (Feline Advisory Bureau) listed cattery. Wardlow, nr Bakewell •Home from home, plenty of TLC. •Own bedroom & own exercise area.

JILL MIDDLETON 01298 872444 Email: web:

01433 631769


07743 699058


THE GARDEN CONSULTANT Gardening, techniques, advice and problem solving. 01246 855773/07775 601640.

I HAND PAINT NEWLY INSTALLED OR OLD, TIRED & WORN KITCHENS with my special primer, then paint it with Farrow & Ball or Dulux Heritage colours, your kitchen will last you at least 5 years, I’ll guarantee that!!! Phone Chris @ Paintwood on 07984 070617.

DRY STONE WALLING QUALITY WALLING SERVICES Specialist in drystone walling and all other types of wall builds/repairs. 07824 367065.


BOB-CAT, mini-digger, tractor and dump trailer and dumpers for hire with or without driver. 07966 210181/01298 687465. WACKER PLATE Ride on roller for hire. 07966 210181/01298 687465.

NOVELTY/ BIRTHDAY/ WEDDING/ CHRISTMAS/ GLUTEN FREE made to order. Call Sally 07870 729119.


BUILDING/DIY LIMESTONE, gritstone, sandstone, building stone supplied. Walling stone, top soil and aggregate supplied. 07966 210181/01298 687465. 2ND GRADE SAND for sale suitable for bedding, farm tracks etc 07966 210181/01298 687465.

RECLAIMED OAK STRIP FLOORING fixing service available. 07743 699058.


Old clocks repaired and restored at reasonable 6 prices


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WOOD FLOORS sanding and sealing. 07743 699058.

CURTAIN MAKING ROMAN BLINDS, CURTAINS Cushions and more. Please call 01433 623225.


Floor Sanders, Drills, Ladders, Cement Mixers, Heaters, Driers & Lots More

HOUSE CLEARANCE Garages, sheds, also tools, pottery, silver and gold. Anything considered. Good prices paid. 07967 202357.

TOOL HIRE BAKEWELL Unit 2c, Station Road Ind. Est. Bakewell

Phone: 813472


LOGS SEASONED HARDWOOD LOGS £75 for 1½ bulk bags. Free delivery. 07515 711323. QUALITY BARN DRIED SEASONED HARDWOOD LOGS for sale. 07929 390810/07776 236272. Calver area.

DOMESTIC CLEANING CARPET CLEANING and domestic cleaning. Competitive rates. Call Neil 07799 608691.



01629 732122 or 07950 495727



GUTTER CLEANING I CLEAR ALL KINDS OF GUTTERING and down pipes on all kinds of properties, quickly and efficiently, terraced houses to semis, bungalows to country estates, everything left clean and tidy and I will always turn up and do the job, no let downs. Phone Chris 07984 070617 or email




FOUR LOCK UP GARAGES FOR SALE Matlock area. All let. 0779 0630316.

MAN AND TRANSIT VAN for hire. Any distance, any size, no job too small. Free quote. Call Geoff for fast service. 07967 202357. HANDY MAN WITH A VAN painting, gardening, fencing, pointing, small house moves, collection and delivery long distance. 07713 125503.


Nigel Barton B.A. (Hons) Jazz, G.L.C.M


Tel: 07973 553841

Hardwood Logs Ltd Naturally seasoned and kiln-dried hardwood logs available for collection or delivery ogs

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Piano Lessons

Experienced Teacher All ages welcome Beginners onwards Hazel Henderson Buxton 01298 938958

TEL: 07885 327753

RECORD CLEANING Record Cleaning and Digitising


(anything considered)

Contact Jonathan


RECLAIMED MAPLE STRIP FLOORING fixing service available. 07743 699058.

New & Reclaimed

available in Chelmorton area

WANTED GAS OR ELECTRIC COOKER with oven and hob. Must be good clean condition. 07860 109881.

Antiques & Collectables 07731 055863

EXPERIENCED MATHS TUTOR Junior/Secondary/GCSE/A Level/Adult Numeracy, Engineering and Business Courses. 01629 823236. email


SKIP LOADERS, DUMPERS for hire. 07966 210181 or 01298 687465.


Congratulations on passing your driving test first time James Radford and Thomas Lovenhed-Jenkins


BOOST YOUR CHILD’S CONFIDENCE IN MATHS OR ENGLISH Qualified, experienced, motivating and encouraging KS2/3 teacher. Call Jane on 01298 871958, Mobile 07908 088319.











GUITAR REPAIRS Re-stringing and servicing at Matlock Music Shop. 01629 760670.

SHEFFIELD DOG RESCUE has many dogs, all healthy and looking for vaccinated, permanent homes. All ages and sizes, all cross breeds. 07748 620740. ANGEL WINGS ANIMAL RESCUE is always looking for permanent, caring homes for c a t s www.angelwingsanimalrescue.c 07512 965665. WE ARE A CARING VOLUNTARY GROUP SET UP TO OFFER SANCTUARY TO CATS Adopting from us gives our cats a chance of a better life with a caring new owner. Our cats will be neutered vaccinated and wormed and treated for flea’s before being offered for adoption. If you can help please ring 01298 816200 or visit our website www.dovecatrescuesanctuary.or




Hair-stylist required




07791 898820

PEAK VETERINARY LTD 113 CHURCH STREET, MATLOCK, DE4 3BZ TEL: 01629 582844 Fax: 01629 55935 WEBSITE: EMAIL: Open times: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat 8.30am-12noon Consultations: Mon-Fri 9am-11am, 4pm-6pm Wed 2pm-3pm, Sat 9am-11am Consultations by prior appointment We maintain a 24 hour service for emergencies that is provided by our own vets and nurses Small and large animal services. CPL, RSPCA, and other local animal charity vouchers accepted. Support of the local RSPCA Chesterfield re-homing branch. Approved veterinary nurse training centre.


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CLASSIFIEDS... CLEANING SERVICES Window cleaning Power washing Gutter work Building repairs Call Mark on 01629 640540 / 07971 894476


• Reliable and trustworthy • One-offs or regular cleaning • Competitive rates


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Professional carpet and upholstery cleaner

• Domestic and commercial • End of tenancy Fully • Towed and static caravans • Car interiors insured M: 07891 365254 T: 01433 623457 E: Web:

Peak Advertiser 5th December 2016 – Page 49

PROPERTY TO LET TADDINGTON Lovely 2 bedroomed cottage to let. Large fitted kitchen/dining room, pantry, large bathroom, downstairs toilet, woodburners, flagstone floors. Rear yard with barn. Parking. Available late December/early January. Non smokers/DHSS. £565 pcm plus bond. 07870 729119.

TO LET MATLOCK Single Studio Flat Ground floor, near County Hall Part-furnished with Kitchenette & Shower-room

£295pcm + bond

07989 091672 ASSOCIATE MEMBER 3135


TAPTON (close to town). Unfurnished modern 2 bedroomed semi. Garden, parking. No DSS/smokers/pets. £500 pcm. 07812 412988.



PAUL’S CLEANING SERVICES 01629 55071 or 07973 671 386

CROMFORD 2 storey, 1 bedroom flat, includes gas and electric.


07762 793468



WANTED TO RENT Garage, or storage space of similar size, in Calver or nearby Up to 6 months 07714 105962

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION ITALY, AMALFI COAST Small, B&B in traffic-free mountain village above Positano. Ideal quiet retreat with modern conveniences and kitchen facilities. All rooms en-suite with panoramic sea views. Good walking base with regular local bus service. English speaking host. Airport transfers can be arranged. Tel: Penny Marrone 01954 210681 email: penny.marrone@ Photos and further information including prices: www. BARBADOS West Coast. Super one bed apartment with pool. 5 minute walk to beach and shops. Available 12th Jan-5th Feb 2017 due to cancellation. email

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Pleasant, sunny spacious flat. No smokers, pets or DHSS. Bond required.

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MOBILE HOMES TO LET AT £90 PER WEEK On quiet site in Stoney Middleton Minimum 6 month tenancy • Adults only Must have references • No pets

£90 per week Please contact Tony on 07714 749 778


Your Local Country Lettings Letting Agent TIDESWELL - 2/3 Bed cottage, newly refurbished, rear shared yard, pet considered £650pcm


BRADWELL - 2 Bed cottage, quiet village location, pet considered £575pcm

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DERBYSHIRE DALES DISTRICT COUNCIL Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990


Notice is hereby given that applications have been made to Derbyshire Dales District Council for planning permission/listed building consent in the Central Area in the fortnight commencing 14th November 2016 as follows:


16/00635/FUL – Erection of barn and change of use of land to domestic curtilage – Moor Farm, Wirksworth Moor, Bolehill The applications may be inspected on-line between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday at the Town Hall, Matlock or at Any person wishing to make representations about any of the applications should do so in writing within 21 days to the Regulatory Services Section, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN, quoting the relevant application number.

PHARMACY OUT OF HOURS OPENING SUNDAYS BUXTON •Boots the Chemist 62 Spring Gardens Tel. 01298 23084. Open 10.30am-4.30pm. •Superdrug 11-12 Spring Garden, Shopping Centre Tel. 01298 23195. Open 10am-4pm.

BAKEWELL •Boots the Chemist Unit 1 Granby Road, Bakewell. Tel. 01629 812043. Open 11am-4pm.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LOCAL INQUIRY WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 53 Notice is hereby given that an Inspector will be appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to determine Derbyshire County Council Bridleway along non-classified highway known as Monksdale Lane - Parishes of Tideswell and Wheston Modification Order 2014 and will attend at: The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8RH On Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 10.00am To hold a public local inquiry into the Order The effect of the Order, if confirmed without modifications, will be to add a Bridleway in the Parish of Tideswell from Point A (Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (GR) SK 1369 7523 proceeding in a generally southerly direction to Point B (GR) SK 1371 7515, continuing in the Parish of Wheston in a generally southerly direction to Point C (GR) SK 1373 7504. Then returning to the Parish of Tideswell, proceeding in a generally southerly direction to Point D (GR) SK 1387 7446, turning briefly in a generally north easterly direction, then in a generally south easterly direction, then generally south south westerly, then generally south easterly direction, then generally north north easterly, then in a generally east south easterly direction to Point E (GR) SK 1484 7414, a distance of 2110 metres or thereabouts, with a width varying between 2.5 and 8.1 metres. Any person wishing to view the statements of case and other documents relating to this Order may do so by appointment at The County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG by prior appointment, Monday to Friday during normal office opening times (9.00am to 5pm). To arrange a viewing please contact Mr Peter Jackson on Telephone Number 01629 538465. Planning Inspectorate Reference: FPS/U1050/7/105 Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate: Jean McEntee, Rights of Way Section, Room 3/25, Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. Tel: 0303 444 5437 Email:

PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY PLANNING ADVERTS – TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 Peak District National Park Authority, has received applications for Planning Permission/ Listed Building Consent/ Conservation Area Consent listed in the schedule below. Copies of the application(s) and plans are open for inspection by all interested persons during office hours for the next 21 days. The application form, plans and drawings and site location plan may also be viewed on the Planning pages of the website at If you wish to comment please write to the Chief Executive, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE within that time. Please note that the Authority now permits members of the public and consultees to address its committees, including those which determine planning applications. Please contact this office if you require details. In the event of an appeal against a refusal of planning permission for a householder application, which is to be dealt with on the basis of representations in writing, any representations made about the application will be sent to the Secretary of State, and there will be no further opportunity to comment at appeal stage Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1164 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Stoney Middleton Conservation Area Proposal: Replacement dwelling. Location: Gate Close, The Fold, Stoney Middleton Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1088 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Tideswell Conservation Area Proposal: Advertisement consent - LED Pharmacy green cross Location: Tideswell Pharmacy, Queen Street, Tideswell Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1144 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Ashford Conservation Area Proposal: Proposed alterations and extension to dwelling. Location: 4 Court Lane, Ashford-In-The-Water Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1136 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Bakewell Conservation Area Proposal: Erection of a single storey annexe to the side of the dwelling in the position of existing outbuildings. Location: Broom Croft, 10 New Gardens, Bakewell Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1114 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Birchover Conservation Area Proposal: Proposed two storey rear extension. Retrospective rear bay window extension. Redesign of approved application NP/DDD/1206/1125. Location: Moonstone Farm, Main Street, Birchover Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1142 Reason For Advert: This site lies within Chelmorton Conservation Area Proposal: Proposed sub-division of existing dwelling to 2no. dwellings and erection of detached garage building. Location: Cliff House Farm, Main Street, Chelmorton Application Number: NP/DDD/1016/1042 Reason For Advert: This building is listed as being of architectural or historic interest (Grade II) Proposal: External alteration of existing window to create door. Location: Booths Farm, Sheffield Road, Hathersage Application Number: NP/DDD/1116/1140 Reason For Advert: This building is listed as being of architectural interest and lies within Bakewell Conservation Area Proposal: Listed Building Consent - Proposed shop signage, 3no to front street elevation and 1no to rear courtyard elevation Location: Kings Court, King Street, Bakewell

On 11 November 2016 the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed with modification the above named Order. The effect of the Order, as confirmed, is to modify the Definitive Map and Statement for the County of Derbyshire by adding to them a Byway Open to all Traffic from junction with minor road south of White Rake then continuing as a Restricted Byway to junction with Black Harry Lane in the Parishes of Great Longstone and Stoney Middleton. A copy of the confirmed Order and the map may be seen free of charge at County Hall, Matlock during normal office hours where copies may be bought at the price of £1.00 or at Eyam Post Office, Main Road, Hope Valley S32 5AA during normal opening times. The order comes into force on 11 November 2016, but if any person aggrieved by the order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, or any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the Order, he or she may, under Schedule 15 paragraph 12 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, within 6 weeks from the date of publication of this notice make an application to the High Court. Dated 5 December 2016 John McElvaney, Director of Legal Services County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG

FOR SALE KING EXPENSIVE BRAND NEW MATTRESS was £599, could deliver bargain £99. 07508 447711. DOUBLE EXTRA DEEP MATTRESS still shop wrapped was £499 delivered £99. 07508 447711. SINGLE 10” LUXURY DEEP BRAND NEW MATTRESS could deliver just £79. 07508 447711. GAS COOKER New World, free standing, with eye-level grill. Green colour. Vgc. £80. Fridge freezer, Statesman, half and half, vgc, £80. 07912 617228. TOP OF THE RANGE AFFINITY COMFORTFLEX FOLDING MASSAGE TABLE with face hole. Beige colour. Metal legs. As brand new condition. Cost £375 accept £150 ono. 07977 640103. POWERLINE BANDSAW BKI £40; Bobby Charles left handed golf clubs, 7 irons, 2 woods, £15. 07790 285036. STONE SALTING BENCH and stone roof slates. 07952 089146. LARGE DOLLS HOUSE, 3 stories and loft, electric every room, furniture is Dolls House Emporium, inc. pots, pans, cutlery, clock, pram, high chairs, 9 people, babies, pets, Christmas tree etc. £200ono; Joiner made dolls house never played with, no furniture, 4 rooms, open centre staircase £30; Lots of books for sale, please enquire; Nintendo DS, My Best Friends, Cats, Dogs, Zhu Zhu Pets, Imagine Pet Vet, Nintendogs £3 each; Classic cars, Ferrari 1973 365 GT4BB, Ferrari 1955 750 Monza, Ferrari 1961 156 F1, still boxed £3 each; New Softlite flat back shoes, size 5 £30; Original Drifters LP £10ono. 01433 621647. 3 PIECE SUITE with 3 seater settee, sage green dralon, craftsman made, VGC £75. 01433 631367. ELECTRIC RISE AND RECLINE ARMCHAIR good cond. £180ono; Chest freezer, FREE. 07745 290112 Buxton. SINGLE DIVAN DRAWER BED 2 drawers and mattress, exc. cond., must collect £50. 07855 896226. WHEELCHAIR VGC £120ono; Mobility triwalker, brakes, basket, VGC £30; Child safety fireguard £18; Beautiful household mirrors, gold framed, semi-ornate, 54” x 30” and 43” x 31”, £55 and £45 resp. 07970 986066 Bakewell. CARD CRAFT ITEMS toppers, card, backing, papers, embellishments etc. £25; Jigsaws, 2 x 250 pieces £3 each; 4 x 500 piece jigsaws £5. 01629 630220. PAIR OF WYCHWOOD EQUINOX CARP RODS 12’ 2.5 lb TC with pair of Okuma Force f/s reels, Nash Outlaw rod pod, s/s cypry holdall, 36” try l/net and ext. handle, exc. cond. £400 no offers. 01629 735097.

4 CHAIRS AND TABLE pine seats and table top, metal frames £30. 01629 57593. SINGLE BED with silver and diamante headboard, full storage underneath, 2 sliding doors, exc. cond., also thick mattress topper if required £75. 07706 610208 Bradwell. LINE 6 SPIDER IV 30w combo, in box, never used £100 no offers; Go Chef, 8in-1 cooker, not in box £50; 1 x extra large dog cage £50. 01629 735097. LEATHER SETTEES 2 seat and 3 seat, exc. cond. £250 for both or will separate, Large wardrobe, exc. cond. £100; Wooden dressing table and mirror £50; King size bed £100, genuine reason for sale, downsizing. 01629 583788. KNEX one large and one medium box £25ono; 2 boxes of Lego, blue Thunder Jet plus Navy Destroyer £20ono. 01629 55790. ROWING MACHINE good quality £30; Massage table, portable, white £30; Slide projector, Kodak carousel, ex-BBC remote £50; Hi-fi dual amplifier £50; Turntable, ceramic, direct drive, VGC £40; Binoculars, Zeiss Jenoptem, 8x30, leather case, superb optics, mint £100ono. 07980 428747 Bakewell. SELECTION OF CLASSICAL ORCHESTRAL 78 RECORDS any offers; Wade Whimsies 1971-84 porcelain, circus, nursery rhymes £1-5; China hot water bottle x2, 10” / 25cm white and 8” / 20cm. 01629 582446. ELC WOODEN TRIKE AND TRAILER stands 22cm off floor, multi-coloured, exc. cond. £10; Bumbo with tray, blue colour, good cond. £10. 01433 651122. CARBRINI BASKETBALL BACKBOARD AND BALL brand new £25; Chicco highchair, multi coloured, checked pattern £20; McClaren quest pushchair, pink and grey; Angel Care movement and sound baby monitor £25; Baby bath seat with swivel base £4; Pine cot, toddler bed, fixed sides, 3 position base £20. 07967 901511 Bonsall. HITACHI 22 INCH TV full HD and Freeview £50; Tomtom sat nav with dashboard mat £50. 01629 57630. LARGE BOYS CASTLE various accessories included, knights, horses, rope ladders, drawbridge and more, VGC £20. 01629 823308. 4 HANKOOK OPTIMA TYRES 185 x 60 R15, hardly worn £100; Approx. 450 secret fixing decking brackets £20. 01629 593676. 2 SEATER RECLINER SOFA in bonded cream leather, also 2 electric powered chairs in bonded cream leather, remote control to exercise back, legs etc., bought new 8mths ago £450. 01629 581325.

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CLASSIFIEDS... FOR SALE PANASONIC VIERA 32 INCH TV remote control, good cond. and working order £25. 01629 825034. DOG GUARDS suit Land Rover or similar 4x4s, 2 available £20. 01433 631686. ELECTROLUX UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER Vitesse, exc. cond., pet lover attachment £30. 01629 812695. FOOTBALL TABLE exc. cond. £25ono; Snooker table, exc. cond. £25ono; Rise and recline armchair, exc. cond. £180ono. 07745 290112 Buxton. ASSORTED KITCHEN CABINETS light wood, FREE to anyone who collects; Tall upright freezer £20; Zanussi dishwasher £20. 07802 397112 Bakewell.


01629 735496 077 177 55 377 ADULT SINGLE PINE BED and mattress, exc. cond. £50; Givi open face motorcycle helmet in black, XL, used once £45; Auna amplifier £30; 2 Malone speakers, 500w, bass speaker 6” £59; Old iron dog grate, will burn fuel or be used as a feature £45; Motorcycle coat, XL, black, used once £35. 07855 973803 Bakewell. LOGIK FREE STANDING ELECTRIC COOKER 60cm, double oven, ceramic hob, as new, only used twice £150; Dark oak dining table, extends both ends, 4 chairs, all exc. cond. £175. 01629 812503. PAIR OF CREAM DOME METAL LIGHTSHADES 42cm dia. £10 for pair;30” TV wall bracket £10; Folding walking aid / shopper, not much used £25. 07796 862219 Tideswell. CHILDRENS BIKES Raleigh Kobo girls magenta pink, single speed, 16” wheels, suit age 3-6 £30; Apollo Groundhog all terrain bike (ATB), 20” wheels, 6 speed, oversized tubing frame in green, suit age 7-11 £25; Magna flower girls pink ATB, 5 speed with 18” wheels, front and rear suspension, suit age 7-10 £30. 07528 235414 Darley Dale.

OAK LEATHERETTE TOPPED TABLE AND CHAIR £50; Strimmer, electric £10; Woodchipper, MTD petrol, 5hp £250; Telescope and stand £35; Technics SXK200 music keyboard £10; Circular wood framed glass coffee table £5. 01433 621383. ROLAND HD1 ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT exc. cond. £150. 01298 872500. NINTENDO DSI white, inc. charger 12V and mains, travel case, spare stylus, a games case that holds 3 games and 7 Games, Sight Training, Brain Training, Over the Hedge, Super Mario 64, Shrek Carnival Craze, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and 42 all time classics, no boxes £60ono; Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Pack, black, original box, inc. Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort Games, extra remote, nunchuck and motion plus (all white), 4 silicone cases, sports pack, docking and charging station £70ono; Nintendo Wii Mario kart game with 2 steering wheels £15; Nintendo Wii Monopoly, Family Game Night Vol 2 and Wii Play games £10; Nintendo Wii Fit Plus and Wii Fit board £20; Nintendo Wii Mario Party 9 game £10. 07852 395346. BOAT TYPE MATCHING BRASS CLOCK AND BAROMETER modern quartz £20 the pair; Shooting stick, British, VGC £15; Ice axe, 65cm, VGC £50; Small 16” dia. brass top folding Asian table £15; Gents Sekonda and Accurist watches £5. 07903 093630 Grindleford. 1000 PIECE JIGSAWS x12, mainly comic and pictorial pictures, not photographic £10 the lot or £1 each. 01298 78430. 40 INCH SONY BRAVIA TV £40, Barjo dog guard for Jeep Cherokee 2001-2007 £65. 07800 747403. BOYS GAP BLACK JEANS age 12 £3’ Destroy brown knee length wedge heel boots, size 6 £10; Next black knee lenth smart small heel boots, size 6 £5; White UPVC half glazed external door, 2010mm H x 905mm W £100; Approx. 370 reclaimed red bricks £130 for the lot; 150 Marley tiles, 265mm x 165mm and assortment of ridge tiles, sensible offers please. 07398 228788 Matlock area. KIDS MOTORBIKE QUAD FULL FACE HELMET with goggles, size XS 54cm £15; Body armour size XS £10, items rarely used, exc. cond. 01298 872500.

GARMIN 2517 SATNAV UK and ROI Lifetime maps, 5” screen, boxed, complete with windscreen mount and cables etc., exc. cond. having had very little use £50. 01629 824757. BOSCH CLASSIXX SLIMLINE DISHWASHER 9 place settings, W 45cm, exc. cond. £75. 01629 55542. COMPUTER DESK a perfect size, on lockable castors, 3 drawer retractable shelf, Ikea teak effect, H 80cm, W 1m, D 55cm £30. 01629 56281. COAL BUNKER very old, made by F. D. Bird, engineer, Westminster, riveted £100. 01433 631431. ITALIAN HEELED BOOTS tan, never worn, pull-on high ankle / midi height (size 8) £20; Vintage style navy blue sleeveless tea dress with bird motif, never worn £20. Photos available. 01629 593609. OLD ROCKING HORSE ON SAFETY STAND H 90cm x W 90cm, Rushworth & Co, £125; 2 very comfy, loose cover armchairs £50. 01298 85084. PINE TRIPLE WARDROBE, base has 3 drawers, slight attention required, buyer collects £75. 01629 735006. ZANUSSI WASHING MACHINE 2yrs old £100; Samsung intergrated oven, 2yrs old £50; Samsung intergrated hob, 2yrs old £50; Free two seater and one chair green (multiyork). 07792 812055. HALL TABLE barley twist legs £20; Mothercare travel cot £20; Old oak drop leaf table £45. 01629 732245. JUTE RUGS bought from John Lewis, 2 pure jute rugs in muted colours, approx 4yrs old, 49” x 71” and 49” x 74”, photos available £50 each or £80 for both. 07581 274094 Tideswell.

The Tip Man All / anything picked up Single or bulk Home or garden For a friendly service ~ Mike 07955 276800 PAIR VREDESTEIN SNOWTRAC 3 TYRES 195 x 55 x 15 on 15” rims with 7mm tread £120ono. 07980 946304 Eyam. GO GO ELITE XL MOBILITY SCOOTER folds down for transportation, hardly used, exc. cond. £300ono. 01629 823491. FOOTBALL BOOTS Nike, size 8.5 £5; hexagonal fish tank, 19” tall, stand 23” tall £20 07741 492026. BESWICK PRANCING HORSE no. 1014, immac. cond., ideal Christmas present £65. 01433 630613.

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REMOVALS M&W REMOVALS ( Matlock ) LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE Tel: 07837 116449 07933 006789 LOGIK VACUUM CLEANER bagless, inc. all attachments and turbo pet hair brush £22. 01298 23543. TITCHMARSH & GOODWIN  SOLID ENGLISH OAK  (HAND MADE) OVAL (DOUBLE DROP LEAF) GATELEG  DINING TABLE (67" x 48" fully extended can seat up to 8) offered with 4 ladder back chairs (2 extra carver chairs may be p u r c h a s e d separately)  the  chairs have the popular woven rush  seat bases,  titchmarsh  & goodwin furniture really is beautiful english top quality hand made furniture,  (cost new  today around £6000) absolute bargain only £599 please call or text  07944 197198  (can email photos if required). GT PERFORMER BMX BIKE green, VGC £85; Raleigh Max 20” wheel mountain bike, VGC £25; Raleigh Bad Max 24” wheel mountain bike, VGC £35; Next red girls coat with black buttons, 13-14yrs, exc. cond, hardly worn £10; Natural gritstone sawn pavers x22, 450mm x 550mm x 40mm, £230; Natural gristone sawn stone setts, approx. 300, 200mm x 100mm x 100mm, £290. 07989 313191 after 5pm. EXTENDABLE CHROME BATH RACK as sold on eBay for £80.65, I’m selling for £15. 01629 650119. BABY WEAVER ADVENTURE CARRIER FRONT AND BACK CARRIER never been used £15ono. 01629 823025. HOTPOINT STAINLESS STEEL DISHWASHER great cond., 60 W x 85 H x 58 D £80. 01629 56281. NINTENDO 3DS metallic red, hardly used, comes with Mario Tennis 3D game, brand new charger, case, dock, fantastic cond. £50; Yamaha keyboard PSRE403, boxed, full instructions £20. 07507 021527. FLYMO TURBO GARDEN VAC BLOW 2200w, very good working order, 40 litre collection bag, shoulder strap. hoovers up wet leaves, small twigs, garden debris, click of a switch will blow into collectable pile £28. 01629 584284.

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PAIR PIRELLI WINTER SNOWCONTROL TYRES 195 / 60 R15, hardly worn £60 the pair. 01298 23061. SOLID WOOD DOUBLE BED with extremely comfortable mattress, immac. cond., hardly used, genuine reason for sale £150. 07854 953838. SOLID PINE SINGLE BED 1m W, slatted base, mattress available if required £30; Model Engineer magazines, approx. 250 late 60s to early 90s £25. 01433 631181. MODERN WALL MOUNTED ELECTRIC FIRE glass front with black border, white pebbles (removable), background flame effect, 26” x 20” and 5” deep, plugs into standard wall socket and contains a 900 / 1800 watt fan heater, complete with working remote control, used but in good cond. £15 only. 01629 56322.

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SYLVAC FACE POT CHUTNEY exc. cond., no chips or cracks, collectable, good for Christmas table £20; Peakland hydration backpack, 2L, new with tags £8. 01298 83376. 5 PIECE CORNER COMBINATION CREAM COLOURED LEATHER SETTEE VGC £300; Oak style drop leaf dining table and 4 chairs plus matching sideboard, VGC £150ono; Similar style coffee table £30; Drop leaf kitchen table and 2 chairs, open to offers; Orthopaedic single bed with mattress, full working order £200. 01629 582684. PRETTY EDWARDIAN 3 PIECE BERGERE SUITE mahogany frame / rattan weaving, 2 seater sofa plus 2 chairs, good cond. photos available £200ono. 01433 621556. ADAMS LOWESTOFT PATTERN DINNER AND TEA SERVICE 48 items, coffee pot, teapot, sugar and cream jug, 8 cups / saucers, 9 salad plates, 8 tea plates, 10 dinner plates 4 cereal bowls, 4 veg. dishes, 1 large meat platter, all in good cond. £75; Oval gate leg dining table, drop leaf medium oak, open 64” x 36” closed 17” x 36” £85ono. 01629 584907. KARMA WHEELCHAIR small wheels, dual brakes. maximum weight 18 stone £35. 01433 630186. BIG JIGS TRAIN TRACK figure of 8 track plus extra track, station house, tunnel, viaduct bridge, siding, turntable, railway crossing plus houses, passengers and trees, trains 2 battery operated trains, 5 push along trains and 10 trailer / carriages £50ono; Toy brown, foam filled house bricks, 21cm x 10cm x 6cm, 25 in a box, 1 box available £20. 01298 872069. DISNEY PRINCESSES set of ceiling lamp, bedside table lamp, curtains and 3 pictures, beautiful and in VGC £40; Britax high back child seat, VGC £50ono; Cot mobile with soft and colourful animals angled at baby’s direct line of vision, 3 beautiful tunes, detachable electronic push-button music box for long term use £15. 07776 225723 Wirksworth. GUITAR not electric, needs re-stringing £5ono; Sleeping bag, used once, £5ono; Fcuk, ladies denim jacket, size L, as new £5; Beautifull mother of pearl watch and matching bracelet, still boxed, unwanted gift £10ono. 01433 651846 after 6pm. SHAWS ORIGINAL BELFAST STYLE KITCHEN SINK white, never been used, good cond., L 59cm, W 55cm, D 25cm £100; MacAllister Wall Chaser MWC1500, 1500w, boxed, never used £50. 07896 150388 Darley Dale.

PINE 4 DRAWER FILING CABINET H 136, D 66, W 48, lockable drawers. VGC £25; Envelopes, white window self seal 250 C4 100gm, self seal 500 C5 100gm, non self seal 1250 C5 90gm. £25 for lot; Pine desk D 75, H 73, W 124, 2 matching pedestals, VGC £35. 01246 583442. A BRAND NEW SINGLE CONVECTOR RADIATOR which has been removed from packaging, hung on the wall but never used as wrong size bought. W70cm H60cm. Paid £35 accept £20. Two patterned beige nearly-new roller blinds complete with all fittings. Each 53.5cm wide.   Scalloped bottom edge with decorative braiding. £30 ono. 5-piece bathroom set includes an oval mirror 53cm x 38cm, a double towel rail 63cm, a towel ring, a brown glass soap dish with circular ring to support on wall and a toilet roll holder.  All items brass-plated. £25 ono. 07434 515383 (Youlgrave). PINK 4 WHEEL BABY WALKER with music bear on front plus toys, good cond. £15ono; Light teak table, 63 x 36 x 29 inches, no scratches, 6 matching faux chairs, no marks, clean, none smoker, selling because moved into smaller house £95. 07842 705607 Wirksworth. EDWARDIAN CHAISE LONGUE restoration project £160; Solid pine chest of drawers, 13 drawers, not old, £200; Large old pine cupboard, double arched doors £600; Sofa workshop direct, faux suede sofa, sand colour, needs cleaning, ink stains under one seat cushion and small tear at the front near the bottom, £40. 01433 623633. BENCH POWER SUPPLY EX4210R 42v 10A, used once, pristine cond., cost £460 inc VAT to buy, accept £400ono; Playmobil various sets from £5 to £20 inc. pirates, safari, egyptians, fort and soldiers; Waste disposal unit in-sink-erator model 75, with manual and fittings £90ono; Child’s bike seat with all fittings £30. 07849 492345. MODEL RAILWAYS FOR SALE MAINLY 00 SCALE – LOCOS, ROLLING STOCK, ACCESSORIES ETC

01629 356018 VAUXHALL MERIVA STEEL WHEEL with nearly new tyre £50; Doors, 5 internal vaneered, oak panelled with handles and hinges. 01629 584585. EARLY 19TH C MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS 2 over 3, 21” W x 45” L x 47” H, split for ease of transport, offers around £250; Single bed frame, black iron effect £60; BT synergy 5 handset vVGC £25; Beautiful high quality 2 off ceiling pendant lights, each with 5 marbled glass shades £25 each. 01298 26122. GENUINE C1 CLIP ON CARPET MATS used, but as new £25. 07584 174844. 18” FRAME 21 GEAR OUTPOST CYCLE (Green) vgc. Needs new handle bar grips £70 ono; 2 LEC white slim line H148 x W50 X D60 fridge freezer ex. cond. £70. 07973 127710. FRAMED XL POSTER OF WOODLAND GLADE portrait, 97 x 142cm, perspex with brown frame, solid £55; 4 demijohns, 2 brown and 2 clear glass, no bungs £12; Circulon Genesis, stainless steel set of 4 pans, of which 1 frying, unused, still boxed £55. 01335 390440 (Parwich area). BLACK TOASTER 2 slice, as new £4; 15” PC monitor screen, 12” works perfectly with leads, inst. bk. £40; HP printer and scanner CD and inst. bk, GWO £15; Wireless keyboard and mouse £4. 01298 79316. TWO MAN RIDGE TENT £10. Mountain bike £25. Typist chair £5. 4  VW wheels and tyres £5. Franking machine £15 (Hope) 01433 621383.

LADIES FOSSIL BRACELET WATCH silver chrome finish with rectangular curved face. The watch face has a silver background and the numbers are simply 12, 3, 6 and 9. The watch is in good cond. a few years old but has been looked after and keeps perfect time. £20.Contoneaster cornubia mature plants covered in red berries. These are good sized 3 year old plants, ready for planting now   £6 each. 07814 837329. SONY MONITOR + KEYBOARD and mouse. £6. Pair of Rebell in-line roller boots size 8. Perfect condition. £8. 01433 621058. 4 DINING CHAIRS Scandi style, cherry frame, beige padded seat and back. photo emailed on request, FREE, collection only. 07764 487697 Matlock.

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Call Mick on 07964 447054 COFFEE TABLE Sheesham wood coffee table 120x60x38 cm. £50. 01433 639175. RISE AND RECLINE ELECTRIC ARMCHAIR exc. cond. £175; Wheelchair, self propelled, lightweight, fold up, exc. cond.; Wheelchair, self propelled, lightweight, fold up, exc. cond. £89. 07804 876112. RECTANGULAR WOODEN DINING TABLE AND 4 CHAIRS Solidly built nonextending table in good condition which seats 4-6. L160cm x H78cm x D78cm. £50 ono. Pics available on request. 01298 78533. 2 X RENAULT CLIO ALLOY WHEELS fitted with Jinya winter tyres 185/55x15 86H with approx 7mm of tread. Good used cond. £100. 01298 27244. VAX AIR LIFT CORDLESS VACUUM CLEANER less than a year old, perfect working order, lift-off canister for increased usage, boost mode, battery, tools, manual and manufacturers guarantee £80. 01298 871394.

BATHROOM CABINET white - brand new, made by Utopia, still in box. We ordered 2 cabinets but found we only needed one. Can be left or right opening. We paid £285. Dimensions - 400 x 300 x 1600. £150 ovno. 01433 631782. RAYBURN ROYAL LPG racing green - good cond. for sale due to kitchen refit £250. Very heavy item. 07854 984420. “SCOOBY DOO” SOFT TOY, Ht 40cm x w 25cm £5. Brand new/Never Worn, size 38/ 5 Childs Black fur lined snow boots (zip up)– cost £20 accept £6. “B’twin kiddy one” cycle helmet 5256cm – pink, used once, ex. cond,  £4. “Akura” DVD Player- with remote £5. Unopened New Gift Box“Boots” “Salonniere” by Jenny Packham Gift Box150ml Body Wash/250ml Shimmer Lotion in decorative glass bottle /150ml Body Polish £2.50. Unopened New Gift BoxBody Lotion/ Shower Gel/Soap/Bath Salts £2.  01629 813011. SPECIALIZED ROAD BIKE model Allez. Fantastic condition. White, 54cm frame. As new, only ridden a handful of times.  Great bike. £400 ono 07443 484060 (Great Longstone). TALL FREEZER white, Indesit, 7 drawers, good cond., H 1750, W 600, D 640 £50. 01629 534844. XBOX 360 VGC, used with 250mb memory and all leads plus controller, in original box £45ono. 07763 958300.


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FOR SALE MAMAS AND PAPAS TRAVEL COT perfect cond. £20; Baby inflatable toy £10; Toddlers sit on train £10, all items to be collected. 01298 22893. WARDROBE modern style in light ash wood, H 194, W 130, D 63, exc. cond. £60. 01629 534844.

NEARLY NEW BEIGE WOOL CARPET 4.3m x 3.1m (minimum) - £75 ono. 07964 982730 (Baslow). FOLDING ZED BED in good, clean cond. with mattress, pet and smoke free home, can send picture £10. 01433 620785. SUZUKI GRAND VITARA BOOT TRAY to fit 3 door SZ range. Good cond. £10. 01246 590634.

DISCO LIGHTS 2 x Acme Penguins flash to music £45 for both. 07712 854757. ELECTRIC MACHINE OVENLOCKER In original box, never used £20; Aqua one triple section fish tank, clean, no disease, complete, cover, light LED, filters, heater, size 10”H 10”W 213/4L”, excess to requirements, cost £120 accept £30. 01629 735051.

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RISE AND RECLINE ELECTRIC ARMCHAIR dual motors ex. cond. £185. Shackleton High seat orthopaedic chair ex. cond. £69. 07804 876112. MOTORBIKE SKIN TAN LEATHERS AKITO approved protectors fitted, size xxl £75. Crash helmet Shoei, TXR large cert brit standard £15; Halford car roof bars £10. 01298 85177.

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Bakewell Christmas Market – A HUGE Success The organisers of Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend 26th and 27th November would like to extend a massive thankyou to the thousands of visitors who came to our town. The feedback received has been overwhelming and humbling. The praise kept coming, at the Monday market, ”The best Christmas Market we have ever been to”, “Variety and quality was outstanding”, “Entertainment embraced the spirit of Christmas”, “A proper market in a beautiful town”. One local customer said it made her very proud of Bakewell. British Legion and Weston Park charity stalls reported excellent takings. A thank you goes out to

all the entertainment including Association of Bakewell Christians Church Choir, Lady Manners School Band, Fairfield Brass Band, Iona Fisher, Buxton Billerettes, High Peak Donkeys, Elfmills Shetland ponies, James and his owls, The Minions, Gully Mouse, Santa’s Grotto, Old Original Pudding Shop, Reindeer in Bath Gardens. Becky Measures for the switch-on of the Christmas lights and British Legion Bikers revving up with full beams ready for the countdown, Thankyou to Ian the Community Support Officer and to John Rowe our Town Clerk for his assistance (and jokes) plus all the photographs, Pete Lounds Clean Team did a wonderful




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After torrential rain earlier in the week I wanted to walk on elevated ground to avoid mud if possible, but I also wanted to see how high the river level was and so I drove to one of my favourite haunts, beginning this walk at Cromford Mill. It is known that there has been an important crossing of the River Derwent at Cromford for thousands of years. The Romans chose to ford the river here as part of their route along Hereward Street from Rocester to Chesterfield, passing through Lutudarum, their lead mining capital. Without a bridge this would have been a difficult task after the amount of rainfall that we witnessed which resulted in flooding at various parts of the Peak District. I walked to the old stone bridge to see a Willy Wonka river of brown sludge racing south like an eruption from some chocolate fountain, carrying debris and detritus that was backing up against the rounded archways as well as any overhanging branches that once were free to blow around in the breeze but now dipped below the surface of the fast flowing river. Leaving behind the soddened valley floor and meadows dotted with giant puddles I headed uphill by crossing over the A6 and ascending Intake Lane. At one time this was just an old cart road on the flank of the valley but now for the first half mile or so it has become a quiet residential suberb of the village, lined with properties that enjoy superb views. Beyond the last house, the lane became a track into woodland taking me to an overhead bridge where a uturn brought me onto Sheep Pasture Incline, part of the former Cromford and High Peak railway line. I walked up the old trackbed through a tunnel of mature beech trees whose leaves had now fallen to provide me with a soggy bronzed carpet on the way up to the empty and derelict engine house. A few minutes quiet


contemplation followed which allowed me to get my breath back as I looked out at breathtakingly stunning views. Patches of low mist and drizzle were clinging to the side of the hills. Willersley Castle looked majestic far

below whilst through a gap in the hills Matlock Bank appeared murky in the distance and there was no sign at all of the cable cars – unlike their cousins in the mountains of Europe, these ski slope gondolas get parked up for the snowy months of winter! It was now a lovely stride out and stretch my legs experience along the sound surface of the trail, past Black Rocks and on to Steeple Grange where the little narrow gauge railway was quiet and deserted, although on December 10th and 11th the Elf Train will be heading for Santa’s Grotto for its last operating date of 2016. I only walked half way up the next incline before taking the footpath and old road at the sign for The Rising Sun as I wanted to walk up Middleton’s main street. The village is a higgledy piggledy hotchpotch of cottages and houses, still dotted with the

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vestiges of industrialisation, remnants of quarrying and haulage that long since made this a hard-working village. Turning right at Chapel Lane, I passed the Monumental Masons yard and was reminded that

120,000 headstones were sent to France from Middleton-by-Wirksworth to mark war graves of soldiers after the First World War. They were made from extremely high quality limestone quarried locally, which was also used in many of our best country houses and public buildings including Westminster Abbey, Birmingham Cathedral, Chatsworth House, Oscar Wilde’s tomb and the Houses of Parliament. A footpath at the top of the hill on the right led past a row of houses to an area of small fields sprinkled with old stone field barns and a wonderful former miners’ path that led me through a series of tiny squeeze stiles made from posts of weathered and well

patinated limestone, to a perimeter path around Dene Quarry. Operations began in 1947 to extract limestone aggregates and roadstone here. Now mothballed it has become a huge redundant hole in the hillside. A few years ago I discovered a fabulous holloway leading down to Cromford. Snuggled into the hillside and sheltered by ancient hedgerows containing wizened old trees and shrubs, it’s a lengthy but gentle descent back down to Cromford, passing nature reserves on the way where a diminished choir of song birds were chirruping in the spotlight rays of sunlight that had broken through grey skies above. There were no wild flowers to be seen anywhere, just a thick mulch of leaves returning nutrients back into the ground in an annual calendar of growth, glory and decay. Following the path downhill as far as possible, I emerged at the base of Cromford Hill beside The Old Cottage which I’m sure must pre-date Arkwright. This lovely old house will have witnessed the evolution of Cromford around it following Arkwright’s decision to build a mill nearby and create a village for his workers. A lovely butcher’s display window opposite was just a few doors up from Arkwright Stores with its old shop frontage. Back at the Market Place, The Greyhound looked like it isn’t running at the moment, its doors well and truly closed. I wandered up to the wonderful bookshop at Scarthin for a worm around before making my way back to the canal wharf. However, as I waited by the lights to cross back to Mill Lane something caught my eye across the road. I had walked this way before on numerous occasions but failed to see a small inscribed stone marking the boundary between Cromford and Matlock. In the rock face next to it was an old drill hole no doubt dating back to when the cliff was blasted away here to create Scarthin Nick so that the turnpike road could be extended to Matlock. Squashed into this hole only a couple of inches across was a huddle of hibernating snails – does that make it a snail shellter (sic.) then? Sally Mosley

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