think I’ve reached my mid life crisis. I’ve actually been here for quite a few years, you blokes may know the sort of thing ‐ is 45 too old for a BMX? Will my wife notice a new carbon fibre road bike in the garage? Will I ever be able to ride like Danny MacAskill, Steve Peat, Mark Cavendish? Delete as appropriate. Will a VW Camper really change my life? I did wonder whether these were just relative to me, until I met Will, a Dad from preschool, at a recent party. Will used to write a blog for the Derbyshire Times and has recently been replaced by a new bunch of competition winners after serving his 12 months. We got talking and a deal was struck for Will to continue his writing, now for S40 Local ‐ perhaps we’ll hear about his midlife crisis at some point! Each month Will, will write about his feelings (probably not emotions!) on a subject and his first instalment can be found on page 72. Welcome on board Will.
Closer to home it’s great to see the St Thomas’ Food Fayre going well – Matt Kane has been talking to the people involved and there’s a list of some of the stall holders attending the December fayre on page 46!
Make it yours. If you would like to advertise, list a classified item, tell us about your local event, Obviously I’m really excited to see contribute in any way or simply igloo cycles moving into bigger want to get in touch please see premises on Chatsworth Road… it could be expensive for me though as below. it’s very close to my daughter’s preschool at St Thomas’!
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Plus a special mention to everyone who makes S40 Local happen ‐ my deliverers, Cathy, Matt and everyone The Peaks have been getting some good coverage on the TV ‐ did you see who contributes, and special thanks to my wife, Nicola. the Country File that featured Ladybower and also Bob who’s I’ll be with you again for the proudly showing his turbine (page combined Jan / Feb edition after a 56)? Also “Tales from the Peaks” well earned break over Christmas. about the green lining issues faced by the National Park that we covered in Merry Christmas and have a happy the August edition. We’ll keep trying New Year. to keep you up to date with things Till 2012. both local and slightly further afield. Paul Chapman. Chatsworth
Road Treasure Hunt - the winners!
Thank you to everyone who entered the Chatsworth Road Festival Treasure Hunt, which raised £22 for the Children’s Hospices. The winners of the adult treasure hunt were: Pat and Keith Morgan (that’s councillor Morgan, last year’s Mayor and his wife!) however, they forfeited the prize saying “they only entered for fun”.
Discovery Tickets. The winners of the prizes in the kids treasurer hunt were: Charlotte Gee who won the T Potts pot painting voucher – again kindly donated by Rowan Adlington from T Potts and Oliver Crowson who won the Chatsworth Discovery Tickets.
Thank you to Christine Duree for preparing the treasure hunt, congratulations to all who entered and thank you to the businesses for displaying the letters in their shop So the prizes go to Jane Talbot who windows and to the shops who kindly wins the Pot painting voucher – kindly distributed and collected in the quiz donated by Rowan Adlington from T sheets and the charity donations. Potts on Chatsworth Road and Mr T Talbot who wins Chatsworth Page 2 • www.s40local.co.uk
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What’s On? Until 31 December 2011
Chesterfield Museum: "A Chesterfield Education" An exhibition exploring the development of the town's schools. Museum is open every day, except Wednesday & Sunday, 10am‐4pm and entry is free. Tel. 01246 345727. Monday 28 Brampton Living History Group: Chesterfield High Street: 1840 to the present day a talk by David November Howes. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME. November 30 to Beauty & The Beast: A performance by the Community Players at the Playhouse, Storforth Lane, December 10 Hasland. Performances 7:30pm weeknights and 7pm Saturday (Sunday matinee). Tickets £6.50 see advert on page 65 for details. Thursday 1 December 70's Disco @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Saturday 3 December Holymoorside Choral Society Christmas Market & Carols. Holymoorside Village Hall at 10.30.a.m. 50p admission. Saturday 3 December Craft for Kids & Santa’s Grotto: Christ Church 1pm to 4pm in conjunction with the Parish Centre, Crafts for Kids in the Main Hall at the Parish Centre, 91 Sheffield Road, Stonegravels S41 7JH. Father Christmas will be in his Grotto during the session with gifts for children of all ages. Saturday 3 December Westfield School Christmas Fair. 2pm to 4pm @ Westfield School, Vincent Crescent. Santa's grotto, tombola, hook a duck, homemade buns and cakes, hot dogs etc. Saturday 3 December Chatsworth Lodge Christmas Fair. Something for everyone, from holistic therapies, jewellery & Christmas crafts to Santa's grotto, tombolas & face painting plus much more. Opens 2pm till 4:30pm. Chatsworth Lodge, next to the Peacock Inn on Chatsworth Road. Tuesday 6 December Valuation Day: 10am to 1:30pm. Have your treasured items valued by Nigel Kirk from Mellors & Kirk at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Wednesday 7 North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group: Christmas Party. Alice's View Children's Centre, December North Wingfield from 10am to Midday. Come and join in the fun! Lunch is available at a small charge after the sessions and is a lovely sharing time after the play, song and rhyme and fun time together. For more info please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304. www.nederbyshiredownssyndromegroup.co.uk Thursday 8 December
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Christmas Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, songs including carols, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366. Community Open Air Carols, with lighting of Old Road Christmas Tree. Commences 7.30pm, mince pies and coffee in church afterwards and a visit from Santa. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. 80's Disco @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Potato Day Pre‐order Cut Off: Transition Chesterfield will be selling seed potatoes, garlic, onions, and shallots at unbeatable prices once again, on 28 January 2012. This year they have 44 varieties of potatoes, 4 types of onions, 2 garlics and eschalote grise, a gourmet shallot. Pre‐order before 10 December to get things cheaper and you're more likely to get the varieties you want. Last year stock sold out fast on the day. Pre‐order by email email@example.com or call 01246 239289. Ashgate Hospice: Bucket Collection in Chesterfield Town Centre. For further information on any of the above events please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Christmas Wine Tasting @ Koo. Sample a fine selection of seasonal wines. 7:30pm start, tickets £25 including Koo's buffet. £10 deposit each is required on all Wine Tasting events. Call 01246 205604. Holymoorside Choral Society Charity Christmas Concert. St. John’s, Walton at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£2 under 12’s) from Angela Jones on 01246 206485.
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What’s On? Thursday 8 December Derbyshire Times Carol Concert at the Spire in aid of Fairplay. Please contact the Derbyshire Times for more information 01246 504500. Sunday 11 December Ashgate Hospice Lights of Love Switch On: 6pm. It’s not too late to dedicate your Light of Love, call the Fundraising office on 01246 567250 or visit the website www.ashgatehospicevents.nhs.uk Monday 12 December NEDIAS Christmas Meeting. Robin Fielder: The History of Steelmaking in Sheffield. We finish our 10th Anniversary year with a presentation about Sheffield’s position as the very cradle of the world’s steel industry … followed of course by MINCE PIES and seasonal refreshments. Venue: Friends’ Meeting House at 7:30pm. Contact Cliff Lea on 01246 234 212. Thursday 15 December Carols and Mince Pies afternoon commences 2.30 pm. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Friday 16 December
Holymoorside Choral Society Wassail Evening. 7.30pm at the Holymoorside Village Hall. Tickets are £6 (£2 under 12’s) to include mince pies and mulled wine from Angela Jones on 01246 206485.
Saturday 17 December Revolution House: Decorated with traditional Christmas greenery and flower arrangements. to Saturday 24 Open 11am to 4pm. Entry to the Revolution House is free. For detail call 01246 345727. December Saturday 17 December Walton's Got Talent Do you have a talent? Music, singing, or telling jokes, whatever your talent, whatever your age, come and share it! Lots of fun and prizes. Entrance is free, join us, if you want to take part or just come along to see the talent in Walton, starts 7:30pm. Further info at St Johns Church, Walton 566205, email email@example.com Sunday 18 December Carols by Candlelight: St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Please join us at one of our morning services, either 9.00am for Holy Communion, 10.45am for our All Age Service or at our Carols by Candlelight Service at 6.30pm. Sunday 18 December Carols by Candlelight: 5pm @ Rose Hill United Reformed Church. Coffee and mince pies will be served after the Service. Sunday 18 December Candlelit Carol Service. Commences 6.30pm. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Sunday 18 December Carols by Candlelight: 6pm @ Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Service conducted by Revd. John Simmonds. Monday 19 December Revolution House: Evening Opening. From 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Enjoy Christmas carols and mince pies with Holymoorside Brass Band. Entry to the Revolution House is free. For detail call 01246 345727. Wednesday 21 December
Christmas Coffee Morning @ Fairplay Centre. 10am to 1pm. Join Fairplay and get in the festive mood with carol singers and delicious cake. Cake and a drink only £1.50! Contact Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield on 01246 203963 for details. For all events at the Fairplay Centre – please park in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Carpark.
Friday 23 December
FAIRPLAY: Bag Pack at Morrison’s, Chatsworth Road 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Volunteers needed for this event. Please call the Fairplay Office 01246 203963.
Saturday 24 December Children's Nativity, St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane, 3.00pm. Please join us for our Children’s Nativity Service this Christmas Eve. Saturday 24 December Christmas Carols & Mince Pies @Brampton Manor, starts 4pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Saturday 24 December Christingle Service at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane, 5.00pm. Please join us for our Christingle Service this Christmas Eve. Saturday 24 December Midnight Holy Communion: 11:15pm St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us at our Midnight Holy Communion Service. Page 6 • www.s40local.co.uk
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What’s On? Sunday 25 December All Age Communion: 10am John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us at our All Age Communion Service. Sunday 25 December Christmas Day Service. Commences 10.45am. Bring along an unopened Christmas present and a favourite present. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Monday 26 December Boxing Day Carvery @Brampton Manor. Mums Eat Free! For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Tuesday 27 December Revolution House: Decorated with traditional Christmas greenery and flower arrangements. Open to Saturday 31 11am to 4pm. Entry to the Revolution House is free. For detail call 01246 345727 December Wednesday 28 December
The New Chesterfield Circular (Inner) Walk: Led by Godfrey Holmes. Meet at Chesterfield Railway Station at 9:30am to take approximately five hours. Please bring a picnic. There is no charge but we welcome any entirely voluntary donation to PATHWAYS. For details please call 01246 769836.
Saturday 31 December
New Years Eve Family Fun @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com
Sunday 1 January
New Years Day Carvery @Brampton Manor. Mums Eat Free! For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com
Saturday 7 January Chesterfield Museum: "Links to the Past" An exhibition about the local business Robinson & Sons. 2012 to Saturday 24 Museum is open every day, except Wednesday & Sunday, 10am‐4pm and entry if free. Tel. 01246 March 2012 345727.
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What’s On? Sunday 8 January 2012
The Way at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 4.30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama and singing. Carers welcome. For further details call free on 0808 1082354.
Monday 9 January
NEDIAS Stephen Flinders: “Stanton at War”. Film made in 1943 at Stanton Ironworks, showing production of 500lb bomb cases, some 873,500 were made for the war effort. Stephen had started work as an apprentice in the foundry, which was operated until 1991. Venue: Friends’ Meeting House at 7:30pm. Contact Cliff Lea on 01246 234 212.
Tuesday 10 January Holymoorside Film Club: “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” Great comedy adventure starring George Clooney. In 1930's American deep south, three escaped convicts are pursued by relentless lawman. Brilliant music soundtrack! Cert 12 A. Starts at 8.00pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118. Thursday 12 January Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366. Friday 20 January
Holymoorside History Society: Picture the Past ‐ a presentation by Nick Tomlinson. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. For details contact Programme Secretary Roy Mercer on 01246 569067.
Saturday 21 January Holymoorside United Reformed Church: Ken and Rita Taylor (vocal and instrumental entertainers) plus pea and pie supper. Doors 7pm and admission £6 by ticket only. Ring 566109 for more information. Saturday 21 January Burns‐Night Celebrations. A fun packed evening of Music, Dance inc. Supper at the Parish Rooms, St Johns Church, Walton. Further details of event soon to follow on www.stjohnswalton.co.uk
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Dragons Fold Restaurant
ormerly the George and Dragon at Old Brampton, Rosa‐Lynn and Brenton Vann have been breathing new life into the business and property and in November this year they reopened their doors as the Dragons Fold restaurant. To get a feel for the place Rosa‐Lynn and Brenton have been helping us take a look at their new business. Art Deco in look and feel with an intimate bar and dining area, the menu is set around traditional English fair with a modern take on these classics such as curried parsnip soup, presented in a contemporary way. Chef, Andrew Clark, who’s worked in various locations across the Peak District, most recently the Sir William hotel in Grindleford is to thank for the delicious menu choices. “We’re both from Chesterfield and have lived in the area all our lives, Brenton knew the old "George and Dragon" having enjoyed a pint there on occasion. It was quite by chance that we saw the building was up for sale, we saw the potential and took the opportunity to invest in the building. “It took us some time to decide what to do with it, although a pub in a past life, we didn’t think this was right for the times and the building ‐ but it was crying out to be used for a business, it took a while to reach the decision to open it as a restaurant.
“The place has been a hub for the community in the past and we’d like it to continue in this role. We wanted to create a pleasant warm place to visit. It’s not all about the food we want to make sure you can enjoy the evening, look at it as an event perhaps, you can join us for a meal and stay for as long as you want – we only run a single sitting so there’s no rush to finish your meal and move on. “We're also keen to create the right ambiance, we only have 32 covers so any large groups will dominate the restaurant, obviously you can book the whole place, but we want people to be assured that if they come it will be a pleasurable evening. We want you to have an intimate night out, time to sit and chat." To this end you’ll find Brenton and Rosa‐Lynn front of house, making sure you’re having a good time and everything is in order. Special menu’s have been created for the holiday season and they’re open right through the Christmas period ‐ Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years night, Boxing day and New Years day. There are some spaces left so if you want a reservation you'll need to be quick to secure a spot. Normal opening times are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday Lunch.
It’s a place where local residents can come and enjoy an evening out, where you can bring friends or simply enjoy a relaxed evening or a hearty “We’ve completely refurbished the building, there’s still parts of the living Sunday lunch. accommodation above to complete but we're getting close. The interior Rosa‐Lynn finished off saying “It’s has an Art Deco flavour, we love the exciting to be a part of the community and bringing an old crispness of the period, the design building back to life, we’re looking was so new and fresh at the time, it forward to getting to know the was a real design statement that's people round about and welcoming stood the test of time – we’ve them to the Dragons Fold”. enjoyed working on the theme and incorporating modern elements.
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Regular Events Anytime
Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice, Come Dine at Mine is an exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. For further information please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor. All welcome. Mon 6‐7pm, Wed 9.30‐10.30am and Thurs 5‐5.45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton ‐manor.com William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir. Meeting weekly 3:30 to 4:30, our Community Choir is made up of children, staff, parents and members of the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing is an advantage but not compulsory! We aim to have lots of fun ‐ and do! Come along and join in, the more the merrier! Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626.
MondaysTerm Time 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 ‐ 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or email@example.com Every Monday Beginners Linedance Class. 11am ‐ 12.15pm, Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Every Monday Linedancing (Intermediates), 1pm ‐ 3pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details ‐ contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Every Monday Curry Night at Koo. The dark nights are upon us so come and enjoy one of our delicious curry dishes with a bottle of wine or lager or two. All our dishes come with rice and nan bread for £6.95 each! Booking recommended. Call 01246 205604. Every Monday A‐Capella Choirs. We sing a mixed selection, blues, swing, ballads and even a Welsh rugby song. If you would like to attend one of our ladies practice sessions, we practice every Monday evening at Loundsley Green Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. Contact Cynthia on 01246 567636 for details. Every Monday Cock and Magpie Morris 8.00pm ‐ 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or www.cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk Every Monday Tramway Tavern: Weekly General Knowledge Quiz. At the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Every Monday from 9.00pm ‐ Gallon Of Beer to the Winner. 3rd Monday RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, bird food sales. Non members welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield Every Tuesday Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30pm to 3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village (Term Time) Hall. Festive activities weekly in the run up to xmas, and a xmas party on the 13 December for our last session of the year, which includes party food, games, presents and a visit from santa... All welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky, or call 07701066801. Every Tuesday The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’ at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome. Every Tuesday Tuesday Worship: St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12.15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost for the lunch is £2.00 per person). Every Tuesday The Creative Craft Club @ Serendipty. 6pm onwards. Everyone welcome £3 includes drink and a cake. Serendipity, 35 Chatsworth Road (opposite Matalan). Contact Sarah on 01246 555749 for details. Every Tuesday Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers 7.30pm‐9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk Every Tuesday Chesterfield Film Makers if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com Every Tuesday
Rose & Crown: Old Road. General Knowledge quiz every Tuesday night ‐ gallon of ale for the winner. Last Sunday of each month, Music quiz ‐ gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score. Linedancing (Improvers), 3pm ‐ 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
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Regular Events Every Tuesday
Quiz Night @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Alternate Tuesdays Bible Study Group meets 7.00pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. 2nd Tuesday of the Holymoorside Women's Institute ‐ 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, month Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. 2nd Tuesday of the month 3rd Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7.30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfield’s Market Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers ‐ 7.30pm ‐ Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up.
Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10am ‐ 12.20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Brampton Social & Activities Group. A chance for people that are on their own to come along for chat, games, tea or coffee. A friendly atmosphere, day trips etc. Now in our new location at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Wednesday morning at 10 o clock until 12 30.
Holymoorside Craft Group: 2pm ‐ 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. An informal group we welcome new members at any time. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. (No formal tuition). Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103.
Mes Amis ‐ Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Prebooking essential, call on Monday to reserve a space ‐ 01246 557394.
Brampton Ladies Club 7.15 for 7.45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane ‐ 7.15 ‐ 9pm. We are a non‐performing choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays term time 1st Wed of the month
Green Drinks: This is an opportunity for like‐minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm but the location varies each month so please check at www.greendrinks.org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield.
2nd Wed of the month
NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers, usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne Hodson on 01246 275062.
3rd Wed of the month
Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning. (Not August). 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. 'Enjoy a slice of delicious cake and cup of tea/coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information please contact the Fairplay Office on 01246 203963 or look on our website www.fair‐play.co.uk
3rd Wed of the month
Chesterfield Fairtrade Group 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308.
4th Wed of the month
Walton Women's Institute. 2‐4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane. Activities include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much, much more! New members and visitors assured of a warm welcome. For further details ring Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Debbie Waters on 01246 568946.
Last Wed of the month
Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details.
Last Wed of the month
Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com
Gentle Exercise Class: Holymoorside. A gentle exercise class to music. 9.30am to 10.30am in Holymoorside village hall. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 07866585575.
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Regular Events Every Thursday
Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7pm ‐ 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, email@example.com or 01246 236805.
Beginners Linedance Class. 7.00pm ‐ 8.30pm, St Thomas' Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Chesterfield Photographic Society. Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.
Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7.15 until 9.30. We put on four concerts per year and a choral day. Come and join us contact Barbara on 07763 142 383. Holymoorside Choral Society practice in Holymoorside from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. We sing a wide variety of music and new members, particularly gentlemen, are always welcome. Please contact Nerys Mansell on 01246 569693.
Holymoorside Ladies Club. 7.45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just pay £2 at door. No meetings during school holidays. Phone Anne 01245 566789 for details.
Every Thursday St John’s Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during (Term Time Only) term time. Badgers and Cadets (5‐18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults, 18+ at 7.30pm. Contact us at 01246 279132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1st Thursday of the Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed month by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333. 1st Thursday of the Embroiderers' Guild, Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm‐9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, month (Not August) Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. 2nd Thursday of the Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except month August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Last Thursday of the month
MES AMIS ‐ Book Club. 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call in for details and the title of our book. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Everyone welcome. Call Marcella on 01246 557394. Thursdays & Fridays Pasta Night @ Koo. Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for just £20. Choose from home made Napoli pasta, Sizzled chorizi, Pesto Pasta with chilli and lemon or Penne with goats cheese and sun blush tomato. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5pm to 8pm, booking recommended. Call 01246 205604. Fridays Term Time 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6‐14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Fridays in December Friday Night Live @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton‐manor.com Saturday Mornings Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. Mini World Cup Competition held last Saturday of each month. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or email@example.com Alternate Saturdays Art tuition: Unit 4 Brampton Courtyard S40 3RG. Telephone Georgia Peskett 07751 807 032. Sunday Mornings
Football Training Club. At Chesterfield Town Football Club we run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged Under 6 years old on the 31st of August 2011. This is at Stand Road Park every week at 10.00am. Those interested can call Tim on 01246 277325.
Writers Group. We are an informal writer’s meet up, meeting monthly on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Providing somewhere for writers unpublished or otherwise to meet and hopefully, inspire each other! Contact Dawn Anderson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 569705.
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More ideas from local businesses in the run up to Christmas.
Brampton Brewery For the real ale lover ‐ Brampton Brewery’s special Christmas 3‐bottle presentation pack as the ideal gift. Just £7.70 and available at the brewery. The pack can contain any 3 bottles or 2 bottles and a branded glass.
KOO Coffee & Bistro Individually made and beautifully presented hampers. Choose from a selection of our luxury Findlater's pates, Koo's exclusive jams and chutneys, biscuits, wine, champagne, flavoured teas. Starting from £25.00. A perfect gift. You can also buy all our jams, chutneys, pates and wines individually, a great stocking filler. Gift vouchers are also available. Pooky Pink Ride‐on Speedster £84.99. Other colours available, ordering essential. Fabulous finger puppets from £2.99, sets and theatres available too.
Niche Hair & Beauty Gift vouchers and all manner of hair and beauty products to mix and match. Electrical hair tools, brushes and (pictured) Orofluido gift boxes containing a large hair oil and gold dust atomiser. They also offer a free gift wrapping service with any purchase. Complementary Therapy Centre & Language Centre Gift Vouchers available for Aromatherapy & Indian Head Massage – no time limit on use and very competitive prices – a wonderful gift of relaxation and de‐stress for your loved ones. Gift Vouchers for Spanish or French Lessons from £6.00 – usable as part or full payment for group lessons at the Language Learning Centre in Brampton Courtyard. For both of these special offers, please call Jane Reed on 07548 520700.
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Igloo Cycles Gifts for the cyclist to suit all pockets. For ladies ‐ designer panniers from Basil, for commuters ‐ a new rucksack from Deuter. Something you can never have enough of ‐ a wool socks gift pack from Defeet available for both him and her ‐ and the very functional Muc Off pack.
Brampton Picture Framing Framed artwork for the house from a great range of fine artists such as Rolf Harris and the featured Doug Hyde prints, “Mr Hirst” £185 and “First One To The Bottom” £635. Hidden away in Brampton Courtyard, Brampton Picture Framing offer more than just framing!
Moo Moo Alison Van Der Lande designer Italian leather handbags and make up bags have just arrived. With the party season upon us the New Jacqueline clutches have been an international success to a celebrity fan base. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning Millstone chess piece pepper and salt mills. A perfect gift for the couple or person who has everything. Classy stylish and different all beautifully packaged and exclusive to Moo Moo. Very limited stock of both.
Car Audio Services Something a little different perhaps? Parking sensors, car kits, car audio, fully mobile installation services, we come to you. Contact Paul Vardy on 01246 567388.
Portrait Lounge Our Photography Shoot vouchers make amazing Christmas presents, you can book a shoot and give portraits or buy a voucher for someone you love to have a shoot after Christmas and a free print. Only £19.95 buy online at www.portraitlounge.co.uk
SRW Fitness Struggling to find the perfect gift? Look no further ‐ SRW Fitness can help you give a gift for life! One to one sessions with your personal fitness guru, we can get you fitter, leaner and stronger in just 6 weeks! Buy one get one FREE! T&C apply. Contact Seb on 0779 3892276. Page 24 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Does Winter Make Me Fat? Seb Walker
he nights are drawing in, winter is starting to show itself and with Christmas fast approaching, how do we keep in shape over the most indulgent time of the year? Seb Walker of SRW Fitness Personal Training is taking a look into how we can break the mould and overcome these difficulties throughout the year and get ahead of the running for the New Years Resolutions! Christmas mentality puts numerous barriers in place that stop you achieving your weight loss goals during this time of the year. There's the temptation at the Christmas parties to over-eat, drink too much and generally let our hair down, especially if the boss is paying! To put another spanner in the works it also feels like we've less time in the day to do everything. It's dark when we get up and dark when we get home from work! Our body clock seems to tell us we need to be winding down and getting ready for bed, not exercising! The next hurdle is the weather, perhaps it's colder, raining or snowing and windy, making an early morning or after work exercise session even less appealing! We look upon this time of year as a time where anything goes, with the theory that we'll deprive and get back into shape in January! Scientific research suggests these factors cause problems with weight gain. Our instinct tells us to increase our fat levels to keep us warm, our mood takes a negative dive due to lack of sunlight, you may have heard of SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. With these factors working against us our motivation and focus change from active and goal orientated into hibernation mode and we sit out the storm until the new year! So how do we overcome these factors? The trick is to find something or someone to motivate you every single day to stick to your guns and achieve the targets that are important to you.
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Right are a few tips to eat healthier and exercise more effectively over the festive season! Go easy on the alcohol as this generally causes us to make bad decisions with food! You never ring up your local takeaway at 2am and ask for a salad do you! Making these subtle changes can give you the kick-start to the New Year, however I’m afraid there are no magic pills or any simple substitute for hard work so get ready for January as early as you can! Have a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year - enjoy yourself, but try to ease your way into 2012 rather than making it a massive shock to the system! For any further information or advice on how to achieve these targets you can contact Seb Walker on the contact details below in his advert.
Be active! Do as much as you can, this can be anything from gym to house work! Pre plan your meals so you’re not grabbing the first thing you see whilst you’re out doing your Christmas shopping! Remember it’s just Christmas and not preparation for surviving nuclear fallout, so don’t buy everything in the supermarket! Make exercise a family event, go for some wintry walks, remember we are in the Peak District! When at these Christmas parties if you have a starter then you can’t have a pudding! Don’t eat for the sake of it! Sounds silly but we all do it! Drink plenty of water. Make the most of the sunlight, get out as often as you can during the day.
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f you were an Inuit living in the frozen arctic cap of our planet, the last thing you’d do is up and move sticks in the middle of winter. But that’s just what Rob Dixon has done from Igloo Cycles.
Earlier this year he indulged his passion for all things cycling, decided to make a career out of it and opened up his workshop in Brampton Courtyard. He spotted a gap in the market and business has been good, Rob has continued to build his customer base and spread his wings making new contacts associated with the world of two wheels. More recently he was made aware of the shop, recently vacated by Hudson’s Florists, becoming available on Chatsworth Road and after a quick viewing he signed on the dotted line and is putting a little history back on Chatsworth Road and re‐establishing a cycle shop. In years gone by there were two cycle shops along the road and people have told me that the site of his new business at 416 Chatsworth Road was at some point in the past one of these shops! Rebecca Hudson has consolidated Hudson’s Florists and Flowerhouse, into 21 Old Road, where you’ll find her still providing excellent fresh flowers but she’s also able to serve you a coffee and cake whilst you browse the selection of gifts, or book yourself onto one of her flower arranging courses. Rob’s new premises are undergoing refurbishment as I write this and, fingers crossed, he plans to have the doors open in early December ready to supply cycles and all manner of accessories in the run up to Christmas. He’s been able to establish links with some key brands and will be offering Ghost, MSC, Genesis and Ridgeback bikes. The spread of ranges enables Rob to supply everything from feather‐light carbon fibre road bikes, British steel single‐speeds for the discerning man about town, women specific bikes perfectly tailored to fit the female form and a great range of bikes to get the kids flying around on two wheels. Alongside the new bikes you’ll still be able to get your bike serviced, maintained and upgraded and there will be an extensive range of accessories and clothing available from the world’s leading brands. Obviously with my love of two wheels I wish Rob all the best and I’ll be supporting him whenever I can. It’s great to have new businesses on Chatsworth Road and more importantly I think, great to have a mix of businesses. I can only suspect that Rob’s noticed the queue of traffic at the weekend and how many of the cars, vans and motor‐ homes on their way to the Peak District have bikes attached. Good luck Rob … and the final word from Rob. “I’m really excited about the opening, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind experience from my humble beginnings just six months ago in Brampton Courtyard to opening the doors to the new shop. I look forward to putting a bit of history back onto Chatsworth Road and hope to be able to provide an excellent service to the community around me; I look forward to the months ahead.”
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Chatsworth Mouse Arabella Star
"From the first moment that Chatsworth House was built, there had always lived there a family of mice. They loved the beautiful stately house so much that they made it their lifelong home. The only mouse now left at the house was Augustus, and except from when he had to hide or run away from Sebastian, the very big black cat, his life was very lonely and boring. His many brothers and sisters had decided to travel to different houses and villages. Augustus couldn't understand why. This was such a grand place to live; he could never leave." Page 34 • www.s40local.co.uk
Whiskers News and a cast of characters. I still think the idea and theme are good and hopefully one day I’ll turn them into something, but when I read the Writers Yearbook it helped me start forming my ideas and it encouraged me to search for a local connection. Arabella has been writing as a It was from this advice that I hobby for around 30 years ‐ created a set of characters to “I’ve boxes of short stories and take part in adventures in and poetry packed away and love around Derbyshire and writing letters and encouraging Augustus was born." children to write”. Arabella self funded the It's from this love that the project, “it was important to story about Augustus was me that I could stay in control born. I’d been playing with an and use local people. I was idea about the ‘wood of also keen to build interest growing up good ’ based locally first and expand around a newspaper called slowly." ugustus the Chatsworth Mouse is the delightful first book by Arabella Star*, a local girl living here in S40. Packed with illustrations by an old friend of Arabella’s who lives over the road from yours truly!
It was quite by chance after 40 years being out of touch, that Arabella met an old school friend Art Mavo. “Art Mavo agreed to illustrate the book and was able to turn my thoughts on how Augustus would look into the beautiful pictures in the book.” The book was printed locally by Peppermint Press in Clay Cross and is available to buy locally in Libby's (at 479 Chatsworth Road), Waterstones in Chesterfield, Meadowhall, Derby and Sheffield. Ashgate Hospice will benefit from part of the proceeds from the book sales and the remainder will help fund Arabella’s next project. Augustus is a lonely mouse who lives in the doll’s house at the back of the nursery, his only friend is Sebastian the cat and the story tells of his adventures at Chatsworth House. “There is scope for plenty of follow‐on stories” Arabella commented "I'm already working on exciting additions and complementary products that children can enjoy alongside the books and with Augustus' family spread across the county and perhaps across the world I’ve plenty of ideas for further adventures." Arabella has a varied background ‐ after school she worked in Chesterfield for Boots The Chemists. She's owned and run hairdressing businesses, confectioners, worked in retail and later in children's photography. If you’d like to meet Augustus in the flesh, sorry fur, he'll be at Libby's helping Arabella sign copies of the book, alongside characters from the story, Sebastian and Amelia, on 25 and 26 November and again on 16 and 17 December from 5pm until 7pm.
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Chatsworth House Sculpture Exhibition 2011
uring September and October Chatsworth Gardens played host to the annual Sotheby’s Selling exhibition. We went along for the first time, so I thought I’d give you a quick view of our favourites, not an artist’s view, simply the view of an interested family! The main picture shows Damien Hurst’s “Legend” which together with “Myth” made a fantastic sight at the end of the Canal Pond ‐ bearing the hallmarks of, what little I know of, his work. Revealing the glistening, marble like white on one side and the skin stripped torso on the other. On this page from top clockwise; Our children loved “Lion 2” by Ji Yong ‐Ho with its unforgettable aroma of rubber. The industrial looking ring, “Rui” by Pep Sirvent, impressed us ‐ formed from two strips of metal with the third ring carved from solid granite with unimaginable skill and craftsmanship. Yayoi Kusama’s “Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow” and Marc Quinns’s “Burning Desire” loved for how surprisingly they fit the surroundings. “Visitor 2” by David Breuer‐weil made for great story telling ‐ how did someone end up being buried so deep? My personal favourite “Chloe's World” by Jaume Plensa ‐ ghost like, as though superimposed on the backdrop… although I’ve no idea of the significance of the missing head section. Lynn Chadwick’s “Walking Woman” gave another brilliant contrast to the surroundings. I’ll definitely be back next year to see the exhibition. The display boards at each exhibit did invite you to contact Sotheby’s for price indications and Chloe's World” would look excellent at the bottom of our garden… but I suspect it’s out of my price range! Page 38 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Behind The Business
brigade that people associate with the window business, there's the admin team, the guys in the workshop manufacturing the frames and the fitters out on the road. We employ about 30 people now, all of Alan Johnson (Finance Director) and whom are local to Chesterfield and Alan Crowe (Managing Director) were we’re proud of our low staff behind the start up and after 23 years turnover." they are still heavily involved in the So how are things today? "Sales are day to day running of the business. good. Up until about six years ago we Alan Crowe worked in the trade for were just doing domestic installations years prior and Alan Johnson was and supplying/manufacturing frames. previously working as an administrator, where he had spent 12 We then started to look at months in a window company and commercial contract work, putting gained a great insight into how things out tenders when the jobs seemed work. right for us and this worked really well. We now have a split of 40% A lot has changed since the start up, commercial, 50% domestic or retail for instance Daniel Radcliffe was born and 10% trade supplies." in July 1989, just think about it! At the outset Alan and Alan were doing the "One of our early contracts was with Chesterfield Royal Hospital and we whole job from seeing the clients, making the windows and doing the still have that contract today. The installations through to completing pride we take in our work has also the invoices. They started out lead to quite a considerable number working from a unit in Ollerton where of domestic jobs for people connected to the hospital. Other things began to slowly expand. commercial clients include Keepmoat, Both Chesterfield lads, they spent a Bramall Construction, Lovell and lot of time driving to Ollerton, then Haslam Homes to name a few." back to Chesterfield to fit and back again, only to return home at the end Seems like Polar are doing well in a of the day. It therefore seemed tough climate, any last comment? sensible to move the operation back "It's good to know we are well to Chesterfield and after five years at respected, I'd say about 75% of our Ollerton, they moved into premises work comes from existing customers on Chesterfield Road. “Business took and recommendations, people don't a sharp turn when we secured a do this if they are not confident that contract to supply frames to another we'll deliver for new customers. business, we outgrew the space in We've also got two of the directors’ Chesterfield Road and moved to sons involved in the business so we’re Hasland where we've expanded to fill really keeping a local, family feel to it. the space and the further three units If you need windows and doors why we occupy today" said Alan Crowe. not give us a call and see what you think?" "We've now got a couple of local salesmen, Paul and Steve ... I think Thanks to the team at Polar for these guys are great, exactly the sparing the time to talk to me. opposite of the traditional hard sell o you remember New Year’s Day 1989? This was the date that Polar Windows started trading and have done so under the same name ever since.
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One of Polar’s most recent installations was for Pollie and Garry Utley. A challenging south facing addition to the house that required careful thought to reduce the amount of PVC included and to use the Pilkington ActivTM Blue Glass which is regarded as the best choice for conservatory roof construction as it’s thermal properties keep things cool in summer, warm in winter and has self‐ cleaning properties. “Polar Windows are a fantastic company, and we have no hesitation in recommending them.” Pollie and Garry Utley. Pictures Courtesy of Reflections Magazine.
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New Food Market Is By Matt Kane
Stalls for December Mes Amis My Secret Kitchen Tradecraft Slices of Heaven Calabria The Loaf Brampton Brewery What’s The Occasion Lambarellis Koo Coffee Love Food Hate Waste Moss Valley Fine Meats Walkers Vegetables Birgit & Michelle Plus for the December fair there will be local arts, crafts & makers stalls.
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hurch halls are regularly associated with coffee mornings and cake sales but now a new food fair at the recently opened St Thomas' Centre on Chatsworth Road is providing traders and punters with some real food for thought.
The success of November's market will see it become a regular feature within the Centre's diary with events planned for the first Saturday in December, February and March, running from 10am until 2pm. Unsurprisingly this month's event will carry a Christmas theme but there's something else that's extra special about it, as Sally‐Anne explains.
Building on the success of the Chatsworth Food Fair that launched October's Festival, the first Brampton “Next month we're opening up our Food Market was held on Saturday meeting rooms and inviting local arts 5th November and has already and craft stalls to come along so it'll become a hit with the locals. probably be more than just a food Sally‐Anne Beecham is the Centre market. Manager and coordinator for the new “The sorts of people we're on the market. lookout for are those who regularly “After the success of the Chatsworth display their wares in shops on Food Fair, people said that they Chatsworth Road as well as those wanted it to continue. It was great to who do it as a hobby and want to see see so many people in the Centre and whether it's something that might appeal to a wider market.” for them to see the facilities that were on their doorstep. Pitches cost just £15 for the day which “At the same time, some people provides the perfect opportunity for warned me that these kind of experienced traders to exhibit their markets never take off so I was quite produce to a new audience or for nervous to begin with as to whether would‐be businesspeople to dip their people would come back but come toe into the marketplace. back they did and in droves.” The market is not just good news for Local businesses Koo, Lambrellis and local business but also for St Thomas' Mes Amis were joined by traders from who've seen their new Centre further afield including Crich based become a hub for social activity since bakery and deli The Loaf who sold out it opened at the end of September. their day's stock within an hour and a “In the past, churches have been the half. centre of the community and a place Roger Bode is co‐owner at The Loaf. where everyone is welcome to socialise,” says Sally‐Anne. He said: “We're delighted to be a part “That's what we want for St Thomas', of the new Brampton Food Market. As well as opening up a new to get it back to the heart of the customer base for us, it's a fantastic community and this new Centre is new facility that has already proved already proving to do that.” of high interest within the local Anybody wishing to pitch at one of community and beyond. the markets should contact Sally‐ “People are really excited and Anne via email at coordinator@st‐ pleased to be able to buy freshly thomas‐brampton.org. baked loaves and interesting artisan breads from a local producer, so much so that we've sold out both times we've attended.”
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THE MICHELIN MEN
By Matt Kane
hatsworth Road based Nonsolovino has become the first Chesterfield restaurant to be included in the prestigious Michelin Guide which celebrates culinary excellence across the UK.
A la carte main dishes include pan‐roasted sea bream, wild mushroom cannelloni and loin of Derbyshire lamb which may be accompanied by a variety of wines priced from as little as £12 per bottle.
The eatery's latest accolade comes on the back of their entry into the Good Food Guide and follows glowing reviews from food critics at the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph and BBC Olive Magazine.
In addition to their evening dining options, Nonsolovino offer a nine‐course chef's tasting menu at £49 per head and have recently launched a tapas style bocconcini menu which is available at lunch time and during early evenings at a very affordable price.
Michelin inspectors praised head chef Matt Bennison's “adventurous, modern cooking featuring Italian classics with a twist” and noted the “interesting and well‐priced wine list.”
Future events include wine tasting sessions and jazz nights throughout December in addition to Christmas and New Year celebrations.
It's not bad for a business that started out in Brampton just three years ago and whose owners, Peter Gately and Andrea Sgaravatto, had no prior experience in the restaurant industry other than a passion for fine wine.
And it would seem that, having grown quite rapidly in the space of a few years, Andrea is keen for them to expand the business even further.
“It was really unexpected because we originally opened this place as a wine shop and not as a restaurant,” says Andrea.
“We want to try and offer something different again to our customers, a sophisticated space where they can relax and unwind offering a range of drinks from around the world.”
“We supplied some food for the wine tasters and because people thought the food was good we had requests to open for lunch and then we moved from lunch to a full‐time restaurant.
The Michelin entry places Nonsolovino firmly within the crème de la crème of Derbyshire restaurants.
“I suppose it has all come naturally with the effort that has gone in to trying to give the best possible product to our customers.”
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“The next idea is to open a bar upstairs.
The Old Vicarage in Ridgeway and Fischer's at Baslow Hall are the other two local establishments featured in the Guide. Each also have a one star rating. Further information can be found online at www.nonsolovino.co.uk.
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A year in …
Colin Harrison Christmas and New Year often provide us with a time to reflect. Here Colin Harrison, a local resident, shares his reflections - I hope you enjoy reading them.
Linacre Woods by Colin.
ell here we are at the end of another year. Perhaps it’s unfortunate that Christmas and New Year are so close together, because we seem to like dividing our years up into sections, and the proximity of the two means they only count as one marker. We also use birthdays, anniversaries, even holidays, as a way of splitting the year up to give us reference points for how time is passing.
awkwardly ‐ but being flexible beings it always gets worked out one way or the other.
Anyway, as this is the traditional time of year for reflection, maybe we should ask ‐ have we moved forward or backward during it? That may well depend on where you’re observing from, and what your field of view is. Nearly everyone knows that taking a wider world view, some established major economic This is a recently developed habit; to powers are suffering badly, while our quite recent forebears the year other, newer ones are thriving. Meanwhile, each year introduces was divided by the seasons. When more astonishing advances in you planned, prepared and maintained, when you sowed, when technology and which some people see as a cause for worry, apparently you tended, harvested and stored; producing a disconnect between all dictated by nature because for people while maintaining the illusion the overwhelming majority of of being part of a wide circle of people, life was based on friends. To others, they are essential agriculture. If the weather was unseasonable you had to adjust to it, for the life they lead, and no more disturbing than, say, a change in the now we expect to be able to continue our routines whatever the fashionable length of skirts or the width of belts. They know they weather and are affronted when it don’t really have 200 actual ‘friends’ interferes with them. even if they have that number on The same technologies that meant Facebook; it’s just something they we largely moved to urban from do, as a bit of fun and a competition rural life also meant accurate and they can have with their real friends. consistent measurements of time On a local level, the worldwide became necessary, while the seismic economic events aren’t equipment needed for it became being obviously reflected. Several more widely available and businesses in the area may have affordable. Now, for those of us who work (having children counts as closed down, but new ones are work!), our days, weeks, months and replacing them and some are positively thriving, usually by years are fixed by the schedule imposed by that work; when we get catering for local needs, rather than up, when we eat, when we to relax, trying to shoe‐horn a fixed plan into an unresponsive market. or try to, all set by an external source. Our children’s lives are fixed by school hours and these two sets The Chatsworth Road Festival was of schedules sometimes clash rather conceived, planned and happened in a few months, and a glance at the listings shows there are many regular local events, covering a wide variety of interests. The fine new centre at St Thomas’ provides another place for groups of local residents sharing similar interests to can come together. I’ll leave it to others, who consider themselves so qualified, to make predictions (or, as they should more accurately be called, ‘guesses’) for the year ahead, but I’m personally certain that, for me, this will continue to be as good a place to live as anywhere in the country. © Colin Harrison 2011
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Campaign to Protect Rural England
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) wants to stop this increasing urban sprawl into our countryside. We believe that there are many other ways in which people across England can be housed im Silvester, Derbyshire Branch properly. Secretary of the Campaign to Wherever possible, it is generally Protect Rural England got in better to use already developed touch this month. They’re looking for urban land and buildings (brownfield new committee members and in sites) than to build on green fields. view of our location on the edge of England currently has an estimated the Peak thought some people in our 63,000 hectares of previously area might be interested in finding developed land available for out more. development, nearly half of it suitable
“Everyone needs a place to live, but the way in which this is being done means that urban sprawl is nibbling away at the green spaces across England – including Derbyshire. Housebuilding covers more countryside than any other kind of development.”
What he has to say might not appeal to you all, but I’ll let you have a look and make your own mind up ‐ over to Tim: Everyone needs a place to live, but the way in which this is being done means that urban sprawl is nibbling away at the green spaces across England – including Derbyshire. Housebuilding covers more countryside than any other kind of development. Successive governments have made new housebuilding a priority. Local councils have been offered financial incentives in return for permitting new developments.
for housing. Even at a relatively low density, this is enough for more than a million homes. Around 700,000 homes are currently empty; many more buildings are under‐used. It usually takes less energy and fewer resources to refurbish existing buildings than to build new ones. As land and buildings are continually falling out of use, brownfield sites provide a renewable resource. CPRE believes we need to tap this potential while protecting the character and quality of existing residential areas.
Although The Coalition Government wants a major housebuilding programme, it is in the process of scrapping the Regional Housing Housebuilding means climate‐ Targets. They want localities – changing greenhouse gas emissions, councils and neighbourhoods – to increased road traffic and congestion, have more say in determining their more strain on water sources, and development needs, including increased quarrying in the housing. This process is being countryside. We are losing the enacted through The Localism Bill, tranquillity from green open spaces, and the associated National Planning fields and woodland – and the Policy Framework (NPPF), currently pressure to build more houses will going through Parliament. only increase this. There is much publicity about this and The Daily Telegraph, which would normally be considered a friend of this Government, has been running a strong campaign against some of the proposals, such as the intention for there to be a ’default position of yes to sustainable development’ in planning applications. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has also taken a lead role in also opposing this ‘default’ position. Anyone who would like further information or wants to become involved should contact the Derbyshire Branch Secretary, Tim Silvester, at email@example.com.
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Hydro success: Ashford in the Water
don’t like to use press releases in S40 Local very often, but this one from the Friends of the Peak District caught my eye. What with changes to the solar feed in tariffs announced that will halve the amount available to those taking the solar option this seems like a great project with a great result ‐ could we install one in the River Hipper?
For the first time in decades, electricity is now being produced by harnessing the power of the River Wye in Ashford in the Water. After over two years working to instate hydro power at Ashford Old Mill, the owner Bob Griffiths had his hundred year old turbine reinstalled in the summer, and has just been connected to the National Grid. “It’s so exciting,” said Bob Griffiths, “I am absolutely delighted with it. The turbine runs perfectly and is almost silent. And the result is 15 kW of green power for 32 homes, and it will save 63 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere every year. It was hard work, but worth it in the end!” The project has been supported by countryside charity Friends of the Peak District. “This is just brilliant. Not only is green power being produced for local people, but a listed mill has now been beautifully refurbished and connected to its original use,” said Andy Tickle, head of planning and campaigns at Friends of the Peak District. “We’re also pleased that the turbine was restored by engineers near Ashbourne and that local consultants, Derwent Hydro Power, oversaw the re ‐instatement and grid connection.” Ashford Old Mill featured as a case study site in Friends of the Peak District’s 2010 Peak Power report. “Our research suggested that another 1800 kW of micro hydro power is still possible in the Peak District. Ashford Old Mill getting going is excellent, but it’s still a long, uphill road!” added Andy Tickle. To help support this expansion, Friends of the Peak District helped form the Peak Hydro Forum – a group aiming to raise the profile of micro hydro and share experiences. It meets regularly throughout the year including visiting hydro sites of interest. The Peak Hydro Forum will be visiting Ashford Old Mill on Saturday 29 October. Please get in touch with Andy Tickle on 0114 266 5822 and firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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Business News Brampton Brewery
More news from the guys at Brampton Brewery. “Just a quick line to let you know that Brampton came away with a selection of awards from the SIBA Midlands Beer Competition at Nottingham Castle.
It’s well over a year since Mes Amis opened their doors, in fact it was July 2010 ‐ yet you’ll still find the welcome as warm today as it was on day one. To keep us interested Marcella’s been making a few changes that she wanted to update you on: They are now open 7 days with an evening menu available on Friday and Saturday nights (see right for menu). Weeknights are busy with the book club, the Champagne Knitters and the recently formed writers group ‐ things to suit a range of interests.
Golden Bud got silver in the golden bitters category, Winter Bock got gold in the strong ales category, and then to cap it all off Winter Bock also won silver in the overall beer of the competition ‐ we are of course chuffed to bits at the brewery with these awards and look forward to Winter Bock going into the SIBA National Beer Competition which will be held early next year.”
On 10 December you can enjoy dinner with a violin accompaniment. Right now they’re getting ready for Christmas and look forward to taking your party bookings for Christmas and New Years Eve meals.
With the new year approaching you may be thinking of holidays ‐ if you enjoy the atmosphere at Mes Amis then don’t forget to check out www.thefrenchdream.co.uk where ECO LOGIC Electrical Marcella also has two cottages Simon Smith from Eco Logic Electrical available for rent in the Loire Valley has been in touch to explain the Regional Park … and a fantastic recent news relating to changes in countryside house for sale. Energy Feed In Tariffs.
“For installations before 12 December this year you are paid 43.3 pence for each KW of electricity generated, after 12 December this will be reduced by more than 50% to 21 pence. This has a significant impact on the return rates seen. Although technology moves on it will be a while before prices for hardware have fallen sufficiently to enable Last bit of Mes Amis news… the people to see similar returns to the 8 Champagne Knitters have been busy or 9% seen today. knitting fabulous scarves which they donated to Ashgate Hospice to sell at At Eco Logic Electrical we do have a the Christmas Fair. The wool was few slots available so if you contact kindly supplied at a great price by us quickly it may be possible to “Dave the wool man” who stands on achieve your installation before the Chesterfield Market. cut off dates to ensure you receive today's rate.” Page 58 • www.s40local.co.uk
Dinner Menu To Start House Pâté Selection of Brussels & Ardennes Pate with Red Onion & Balsamic Chutney £4.95 Crab & Smoked Salmon Salad On Seasonal Leaves with a Citrus Dressing £5.95 Homemade Puff Pastry Tartlets Puff Pastry Case with Today’s Choice of Fresh Fillings £4.25 Whole Baked Camembert with a dash of Coteaux Du Layon £5.95 Homemade Soup Du Jour £4.25 Just a Plate of Smoked Salmon Simply served with Fresh Lemon and a Twist of Ground Black Pepper & Brown Bread & Butter £4.75
To Follow Home Made Quiche Served with Seasonal Salad & New Potatoes £6.50 Stuffed Breast of Chicken Filled with Sun Blushed Tomatoes & Cream Cheese, wrapped in bacon with a Fresh Herb Sauce £9.95 Smoked Chicken & Bacon Salad Baby leaf salad with sun blushed tomato and Balsamic Reduction £5.95 Beef Stroganoff Strips of Beef Pan Fried with Mushrooms & French Brandy in a Cream Sauce finished with Smoked Paprika £10.95 Confit of Duck Double Cooked Crispy Duck Leg served on Baby Leaf Salad with a red berry dressing £8.95 To Finish Please Ask for a tour of our fridge! We’re sure you will find something to your taste.
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Business News KOO Coffee
Entries were judged on a number of criteria including the quality of food Koo Coffee has been Highly and drink served, customer service, Commended in the Derbyshire Coffee use of county produce and House/Tea Room of the Year acknowledgement of it on category at the prestigious menus. They were then judged by an Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards independent panel of food specialists 2011. and each short‐listed venue had a mystery shopper visit." The awards were held at Thornbridge Hall, Ashford‐in‐the‐Water on Wednesday 2 November 2011. TV chef Simon Rimmer hosted the evening and Councillor George Wharmby, Derbyshire County Council Chairman, presented the accolades. The Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards are title‐sponsored by Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, with Holdsworth as a contributing sponsor.
The team at Walton Curry Nights are offering 15% off when you present the voucher in their advert (see page 5). This is valid until the end of February 2012 and you can use it as often as you like. So if you like authentic Indian food you could save yourself some money between now and February. In addition they’re open right through the Christmas and New Year period, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day evening, New Years Eve and New Years Day … a curry on Christmas night perhaps?
Just don’t forget to take your (pic) Jason and Donna Charlsworth from Koo Coffee, Brampton receiving voucher and if you don’t want to spoil your S40 Local, then just take it along their award. with you!
Portrait Lounge As I work I spend quite a lot of time listening to BBC 6Music. I’m at that age where I’m too old for Radio 1 and too young for Radio 2. This paid dividends recently for Andrew Markwell at Portrait Lounge. Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie commented that they could do with an FA Cup Trophy. I knew just the chap to help them. Neil Balmforth, who I know through Andrew Markwell at Portrait Lounge, Chatsworth Road, collects replica trophies. A few phone calls later the trophy was released from its secret and secure hold in Sheffield and Neil and Andrew were on the show in Manchester. Pictured is Neil (mask on pretending to be Stuart Maconie as he was on holiday) together with Mark Radcliffe who presents the afternoon slot on 6Music.
If you’d like to have your picture with the trophies he’s got a World Cup, Champions League and Premiership trophies. They have days in the year when they hold photo shoots and are always available for charity and school fund raising projects etc. Contact Andrew Markwell on 0845 122 1001.
Picture: Andrew Markwell
“They have asked us to go back with the Premiership trophy if Manchester City win it this year as Mark Radcliffe is a big blues fan!” said Andrew.
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Head to Toe Healthcare … Sheila Howard and Sharon Brennan at home in their joint premises.
ow available at Sehati Health & Wellbeing Complementary Therapies.
In October Sheila Howard, Complementary Therapist and Sharon Brennan, Foot Health Practitioner and Reflexologist, joined forces to bring you a comprehensive health and wellbeing service at the 126 Saltergate premises. Sheila offers a wide range of therapies but specialises in Ayurvedic massage and facials and Tsuboki® and Daoyin Tao® facial treatments, which are a blend of Eastern and Western massage techniques. Treatments are customised to client needs and requirements, so whether you are looking for some TLC or have a specific problem that needs addressing, there will be something to suit you. All treatments offer a restful experience, at the end of which you will find yourself balanced and re‐ energised. Complementary therapy “taster” treatments are available at £10 for 20 minutes on Fridays. Sharon will be offering all foot treatments at a FRIDAY CLINIC, from a simple toe nail cutting service at only £10 to treating foot pain, corns, calluses, bunions, verrucaes, or even just routine foot maintenance. If you have painful joints, arthritis and hard or dry skin, paraffin wax treatments may help to ease the condition. Also available will be diabetic foot health checks and examinations (see adverts opposite). Sheila is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is the government backed UK regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners. Sharon is also a member of the FHT and a practising Foot Health Practitioner, graduating from the College of Foot Health Practitioners. Being a member of the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners, she is committed to giving a caring and compassionate treatment to all, having experience in treating the frail and terminally ill as well as the more able and younger adults. She is also a qualified Reflexologist, thus ensuring the total satisfaction that you and your feet deserve. Both practitioners undergo regular Continuing Professional Development courses to maintain high standards in their respective practices, ensuring a high standard of safety for the public. Booking for both practitioners is essential. There are discounts for Gold Card holders and other groups, as well as ongoing offers. Please phone for details.
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Community Potato Day 2012 - Pre-order Shoebox Apology Cut Off 10 December Last month we ran an article about the Afghan Shoebox appeal. Unfortunately I got a few details incorrect nothing serious but it mentioned “fog” areas … well clearly I’m not forces trained otherwise I’d have known this should have read “FOB: that’s Forward Operating Base and I omitted to mention that the Pre‐order before 10 December to get regiments benefiting and being in things cheaper and you're more likely receipt of the shoeboxes also include to get the varieties you want. Last Engineers’, Worcestershire’s and year stock sold out fast on the day. Royal Signals' in addition to 2 Para. Pre‐order by calling 01246 239289 or If you would like to help donate to the visit project it’s not too late and people can www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk contact Peter via and follow links for Potato Day. email@example.com. Transition Chesterfield will be selling seed potatoes, garlic, onions, and shallots at unbeatable prices once again, on 28 January 2012. This year they have 44 varieties of potatoes, 4 types of onions, 2 garlic bulbs and eschalote grise, a gourmet shallot.
Free Parking If you fancy a trip into town for a little late night shopping you’ll be pleased to know that parking is free on some nights. Cllr Chris Ludlow, at CBC said: “We want to encourage people to shop locally in Chesterfield and having free parking will hopefully be an attraction that will keep our shops and markets busy over the Christmas shopping period.” Free parking is available from 4.00pm onwards on all Chesterfield Borough Council car parks within the town centre on Thursdays from 24 November until the week prior to Christmas week and then each day from Monday 19 December until Friday 23 December.
An appeal for your involvement and support Brampton Potteries and Industrial Heritage - THE BRAMPTON CENTRE Brampton boasts a long history, 250 – 300 years, of the potteries and other industries – their products being exported worldwide. Only a small number of the vast collection of artefacts held in Chesterfield Museum may be displayed at any one time, therefore a group of supporters are promoting an application for a National Heritage Grant, to build a permanent centre to record and educate others about our heritage, with all supporting facilities. As a first stage of this process we have to demonstrate there is full support for the scheme, from groups and individuals in the town and area. If you’re involved with local societies or groups representing arts and crafts, history, conservation, heritage, tourism etc and would like to be associated with this project and the application then please contact me. It would be especially helpful if you could give an indication as to what features and facilities you would wish to see in the development scheme. There being no financial commitment in so doing. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Community Round up from Brampton Brewery FC Ann Nowak
e’re a couple of months into disappointing 2‐1 defeat. Ash Harden the new season, so it’s time kept up his scoring record. to look back at how ‘The Brewers’ are doing in Napit Division 8. In the only home game in October with Grassmoor Sports Reserves in opposition ‐after conceding an early Having lost their first ever league game, Brampton Brewery FC were in goal, BBFC upped their game and reversed the score to 3‐2. Deep into action again two days later with an stoppage time an acrobatic goal‐line evening kick off at home to AFC Grouse at Calow. Alex Stone grabbed clearance from Dan Nowak ensured a couple of goals but the final score the three points were returning to was 3‐2 to the Grouse. “The Tramway Tavern”. 11 September saw their first league points. Liam Roberts, Ashley Harden and Andy Brown were the scorers in a 3‐1 victory away at Clay Cross Miners and Diners. Liam Roberts and Ashley Harden were on the score sheet again the following week in a 2‐2 draw against AFC Grouse, this time played away at Highfield Park. The first round of the Derbyshire Junior Cup was on 2 October – a Sunday morning trip to Bolsover to play top of Division 7 team Butchers Arms Spartans resulted in a 4‐2 defeat. Top scorer Ashley Harden was again on target taking his goals total to 5, together with Ant Brown. On to Badger Park, Brockwell ‐it looked like BBFC were going to share the points but a late winner from Chesterfield Phoenix meant a
Are you naughty or nice?
Santas on the run registration is just £10 per adult and £5 per child and this Get into Santa’s good books and help includes a Santa outfit. The warm up to all our favourite Christmas carols local children at Bluebell Wood will begin at 8.30am and the run will Children’s Hospice. commence at 9.00am. Santa invites all his little helpers, Sarah Champion, Chief Executive of young and old to grab their running shoes, don their Santa outfits and join Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said, ‘Santas on the Run is a fun and him on a one mile fun run on 18th December, all in aid of Bluebell Wood healthy way to spend time full of love and laughter with friends and family Children’s Hospice.
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The final October game was away to Chesterfield Town Reserves with a bit of a “derby atmosphere” as a lot of the lads knew each other. BBFC turned on the style in a very “rough and ready” encounter and won the match 4‐1. On the score‐sheet were Ash, Andy and two goals for Ant with Nowak taking home ‘Man of the Match’ for the second time in as many weeks. Ash has scored in 6 consecutive games, so well done to him. Also congratulations to Centre‐back Joe Sharpe and Ant Brown voted “Player of the Month” for September and October respectively. Well done to all the lads, they're sixth in the league with a couple of games in hand and are looking forward to the November fixtures.
at Christmas time. Everyone at Bluebell Wood is excited to be taking part and cannot wait to pull on their Santa outfits. Plus, with all the running it’s a great excuse to tuck into more mince pies!’ If you’d like to sign up to take part in Santas on the Run, visit www.bluebellwood.org or contact the fundraising team on 01909 517365 (see ad opposite).
Streamline Swim School Children's Swimming Lessons Mon to Thu evenings Sat mornings Adult Only Swimming Lessons Mon Evenings & some Thu Evenings Ashgate Croft Children's School Holiday Courses Call for details & dates One to One Lessons for all abilities
Call Marie on 07773 158 925 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ashgate Croft School Brookfield Community School Chesterfield
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Ten things to do in the garden:
1. Make sure that any outside taps are lagged to avoid leaks in cold weather.
7. Improve heavy clay soils by digging in compost and manure.
2. Prune acers, birches and vines. 3. Deciduous trees and shrubs can be planted as long as the ground is not frozen.
8. Avoid walking on your grass if it is frosty. 9. Get your lawnmower serviced while you don't need it. 10. Have a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to what you want to do in your garden next year. Thanks to Paul Ashgate Garden Care
4. Make sure that your greenhouse heater is working. 5. Take hardwood cuttings. 6. Make sure that your pond does not freeze over.
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Meet Will: A Thirty Something “S40 Local” Will Jackson’s Blog
ello, my name is Will Jackson and I am a ‘thirty something’ S40 local; I grew up within the S40 area and would like to think that I know it pretty well. I live with my partner Clare of 6 years (who is nicknamed Margo due to her similarity with the character from the TV show The Good Life) and our 2 beautiful daughters; Evie who is nearly 4 and our new addition, Harriet who is 2 months old. Prior to finding a career, a mortgage, and the barrage of responsible stuff associated with settling down I spent many care free years pleasing myself, travelling and working abroad and it was then that I started to write about my experiences.
“A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website supposed to be updated with new content from time to time. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse‐ chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.”
The majority of the experiences I wrote about on my travels were always personal, just for my posterity but I also tried to email home most weeks summarising my experiences, primarily to let parents and close friends know what I was up to (albeit subjected to partial censorship!) and over time, as I moved around meeting new people, I added more recipients to the circulation list and inevitably built up a bit of a following. I definitely speak before I think and it does occasionally get me into a bit of bother but my intention is always to be light‐hearted if not slightly idiotic; I like banter and I love sarcasm so I try to apply that to the articles I write. I returned to the UK in 2004 and concentrated on life back in ‘Blighty’, it was only a year ago that I happened Page 72 • www.s40local.co.uk
to enter a competition and won the opportunity to ‘blog’ for the Derbyshire Times. ‘Blogging’ was a new thing to me; I am still not sure what ‘blogging’ is, even after a year of doing it but I am fairly sure that ‘blogging’ is about periodically writing articles, stories, experiences, interviews or reviews etc and then publishing them online, yourself. The idea is that as time goes by your ‘blog’ attracts an audience, subscribers etc; it’s seems like a new age of freelance journalism almost, but whatever it is I quite like it and gathering from the feedback (and not just from my mum!) people enjoy what I ‘blog’ about. My viewing statistics are now comfortably in the thousands. However, by a twist of fate, blogging for the Derbyshire Times wasn’t meant to be and the newspaper are refreshing it’s bloggers with new competition winners, leaving me slightly obsolete. By pure chance though, within the same week of stopping blogging for the Derbyshire Times’, I met Paul, the editor of this magazine and I guess that a new chapter was started… Paul has invited me (at his peril) to write an article each month for S40 Local which I am really pleased about! But before I start next month, I must stress that I am just an ordinary bloke living a very ordinary life, attempting to provide my take on everyday occurrences. I hope that you can relate to my ramblings with, hopefully, a couple of chuckles to boot. It might not be your cup of tea but I hope it is… Let me know what you think next month! If you are interested in seeing any of my previous articles already published you can find them by visiting my ‘blog’ webpage here: http:// wj79.wordpress.com/
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We are able to Diagnose & fix your Laptop & PC Problems A SONY SPECIALIST * Free Estimates Given * Help When You Need IT! Situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. * No Fix No Fee * 9am to 9pm Mon to Sun EGYTEC 3 Raneld Mount Walton Chesterfield S40 3RE Phone: 01246 237465 Mobile: 07903224417 Website: www.egytec.co.uk Email: email@example.com
Experience providing support and repairs for a wide range of IT Equipment. You can bring your laptop or PC to our office or we can collect fix and return it. If you are local to S40 we can arrange a home visit if preferred.
We have a selection of used Laptops available and we carry a large stock of spare parts. Give us a call or email us with your make, model and problem and we will give you a price.
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Adverts for stuff under £100 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £100+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application.
Cornet: £60 Roy Benson brass cornet. As new complete with case and had little use. Contact: 01246 567042 (Somersall) Music Stand: £15 Adjustable Music Stand As new with carry case etc. Contact: 01246 567042 (Somersall) HIGH SEAT ARMCHAIR: £50 Ideal for anyone needing a higher seat to help with getting up and down. As new condition. Tapestry design. Contact 01246 559321 (Brampton) Christmas Scene: £25 Pretty fibre optic Kontsmide Christmas village scene in original box. Contact: 01246 272039 (Walton) Christmas Trees: 6ft £40 4ft £15 Norwegian fir blue/green artificial Christmas tree in original box £40. 4ft White / silver artificial Christmas tree £15. Contact: 01246 272039 (Walton) IKEA LOFT Bed: £75 Platform/Loft wooden framed IKEA Bed, in very good condition, light wood. Great space saver – room for desk/futon below Suit child/ teenager. Contact: 01246 567095 (Somersall) VARIOUS ITEMS: Russell Hobbs Kettle (not jug) vgc £5. Pair of Phillips hifi speakers brand new £7. Records vgc Sinatra, Crosby, Martin, Al Martini, Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett etc about 47 in all £20 the lot. Three electronic personal organisers as new batteries included £5 each Contact: 01246 566701.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01246 568 519 Duffle Coat: £50 Grey duffle coat by Ben Sherman (XL) Contact 01246 569101 (Walton) Thomas Nash Jacket: £35 Black Jacket, pure wool. Contact 01246 569101 (Walton) ROLLATOR £30 4 wheeled walker with seat. In good condition. Contact 01246 277292 Pine Bedroom Furniture: £165 Triple wardrobe, bedside & 3 drawer cabinet, dressing table. Contact: 0781 504 5506 (Ashgate) Conservatory Table & Chairs: £85 Glass Top Cane Conservatory Table with 2 chairs £85 Contact: 0781 405 5506 (Ashgate) Suzuki Ignis Bootliner: £30 Rigid plastic bootliner and dog guard for Suzuki Ignis Estate. Contact: 01246 566015 (Somersall) Fish tank: £25 3ft long x 12inches. Includes heater and hood. Contact: 01246237901. or 07877 354111 (Walton) Natuzzi Leather Stool: £95 Natuzzi Aurora light brown leather stool. 80cmx60cmx35cm high. Contact: 01246 569208 (Somersall) Womens Cord Trousers: £20 Brand new red cord trousers. Size 20 and 30” length. Contact: 01246 226233 (Walton) Moorland Knee Length Boots: £25 Nearly new Moorland fur lined knee length leather/suede boots Size 7.5. Two pairs, one beige & one maroon. Contact: 01246 226233 (Walton)
Caravan Aerial: £20 Full Length Coat: £40ono. Digital Image aerial with poles. Women’s full length beaver lamb coat Contact: 01246 270316 (Walton). in good condition, size 14. Caravan steps £10. Contact: 01246 557548 (Walton) Contact: 01246 270316 (Walton). “This England Magazines” Welso Cadence 850 Treadmill: £99 Copies from 1988 to Autumn 2007. Electric treadmill with adjustable Complete with binders and in incline - worth £400. excellent condition. Offers please. Contact: 01246 235619 (Brampton). Contact: 01246 568225 (Old Road) Leather Jacket: £50 Mens real leather black jacket (XL). Contact 01246 569101 (Walton) Nike Bodywarmer Back New (XL): £25 Contact 01246 569101 (Walton) Page 74 • www.s40local.co.uk
Bandsaw: £20 Delta 16” two speed band saw with instructions. Contact: 01246 557548 (Walton)
Quicksilver Sweater (XL): £40 Contact 01246 569101 (Walton) Upright Overstrung Piano: £200 ono Wilhelm Spaethe light wooden case with three pedals. Excellent tone and touch, excellent condition with stool. Contact: 01246 220156 (Walton) Little Tykes Castle: £85 Little Tykes climb, slide and swing Castle. In pristine condition, used approx two weeks. Suit under three year old. Inspection welcome. Contact: 01246 566421 (Walton) 1/4 Size Snooker Tables (x2): £25 Holymoorside United Reformed Church have 2x 1/4 size used snooker tables for sale. Sorry no balls or queues. Collection only £25 each. Contact: 01246 568546 or 569183. Saddles for sale: £300 each 16" brown Sandringham English leather working hunter saddle (medium) was used on a Connemara x TB. Very good quality £300. 16" wide to extra wide black Teversal saddlery English leather GP saddle really comfortable for both horse and rider. Bought for a welsh pony but very little used. £300. Contact: 07944 017988 (Walton). Baby Equipment: £VARIOUS Pink Bumbo Seat - £15 Fisher Price Rainforest Deluxe Play Mat - £30 ELC Blossom Farm Sit Me Up Cosy - £15 All in excellent condition. Contact 01246 567035 (Somersall). Shove Ha-Penny Board: £40 Mahogany Inlaid Shove Ha’Penny Board. Perfect condition and 20 or 30 antique coloured enamel and brass counters. Contact: 01246557961 (Brampton) Yew Sideboard: £75ono With 3 leaded glass cupboards on top. 6’ high x 5’ wide. Ikea Butchers Block: £20ono On wheels butchers block/table. Yew Lamp Table: £30ono Excellent condition - drawer beneath. Medium Oak Nest of Tables: £20 All above four items excellent cond. Contact: Mrs D Greatorex 01246 276839 (Wingerworth)
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A&H Paving Ltd
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Block Paving Fencing Drainage Concrete Drop Kerbs Patios Tarmac DCC Registered All construction
Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL
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CHESTERFIELD PLUMBING & HOME SERVICES “A Polite, Reliable Service” NO CALL OUT FEE NO VAT Bathrooms, showers & kitchen installations Leaks & repairs No job too small
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SUDOKU (Very Hard One) 8
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Last month’s solution:
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Fill in the grid so every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through to 9, with no repetition.
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DJN Home Services Joinery Purpose made joinery, e.g.
Radiator covers Shelving Meter cupboards Under stair cupboards Garden Gates etc.
Supply, fitting or repair of locks and locking mechanisms for both UPVC and timber doors/windows.
Insured and all work guaranteed For a free quote, then please contact Dean.
Tel: 01246 567637 Mob: 07876 352041
Somersby Avenue, Walton
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Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Chesterfield Royal Hospital Holme Hall Medical Centre NHS Direct The Surgery @ Wheatbridge
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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended 01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551 Based in Holymoorside
BIRDS FUNERAL SERVICES Established 1913 Father & daughter familyfamily-run business 24 hour service with Private Chapel of Rest PrePre-Paid Golden Charter Funeral Plans available Tel: 01246 566592 Mob: 07831 851 639 44 Loads Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7EU
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