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Copy Deadline: 20th of the month Editor: Pete Hawkins Jaret House, Queen Street, Tideswell T: 01298 872470 E:


December 2011 Volume 18, Issue 12

Inside this issue. Surgery Numbers...................................................................................................... Page 5 Cheaper Heating Oil................................................................................................. Page 8 Why Shop Locally................................................................................................... Page 32

Picture courtesy of Tideswell Artability Group The editorial team reserve the right to edit, omit or hold-over copy. All contributions must be signed although names can be withheld if requested.Views expressed are not necessarily those of the editorial team. Reproduction of articles prohibited without prior permission of the editor and contributor. 1

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From the Editor

Dates for Your Diary


Fri 9 - Litton Winter Market, 5pm - 8pm, Litton

his being the Christmas edition, it falls on me as editor to thank everyone who has had a hand in the last twelve months’ of Village Voices. There are the contributors with out whom these pages would be blank, the valiant team of folderers and the brave and intrepid deliverers.

Sun 11 - Tidza Ramblers. Marko’s corner 11.30am Thurs 15 - Tideswell Cinema “It’s a Wonderful Life”, 7.30pm, The George Sun 18 - Rich World Poor World Meal, 7.30pm The Institute

There’s Bob Walkden who manages distribution and keeps the books in fine form and there’s Juliet Waugh who has recently taken over the role of Advertising Guru from Bob and is doing a splendid job.

Thurs 22 - Local Carols, The Horse and Jockey 8.30pm Sat 24 - Torchlight Procession and Father Christmas - Tickets from The Post Office

But let’s not forget the advertisers who keep faith in our little publication and through their adverts enable it to be produced. And finally there is you, dear reader who puts up with poor grammar and spelling and all the other errors I fail to spot each month. A very happy Christmas to you all.

The fabulous Guy Idol Entries in October

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Local Carols

an angel-in-training intervenes. He is then shown all the lives he has touched, and the contributions he has made to his community. And he sees how different the world would have been if he had never been born.

There is a tradition in our area of Derbyshire of singing carols which have long dropped out of the usual Church repertoire. ‘Curly Hark’ for example is a version of Hark the Herald… to a tune from Eyam, and there are many more. Often sung in parts they have inspiring bass lines.

Tideswell Cinema has chosen this heart warming classic for December, and it will be shown on Thursday 15th at 7.30pm upstairs in The George. Guest Members are welcome, for £4.75, and don’t forget the landlord’s generous offer of a 20% discount on meals for film goers on the night.

For all those interested in a good sing: the Thursday Session at the Horse and Jockey will be airing local carols and other Christmas music on 22 December. Everybody welcome. To get off to a good start there will be a rehearsal of Local Carols, open to everyone interested, in Litton Village Hall on Saturday 17 December from 7.30-9.30pm.

If you would like any further information, please contact Margaret Filer on 871681.

Further information from Jane Diehl, 872660

Thank You


Tideswell Preschool would like to thank Michelle and The Tideswell School of Food for a lovely morning on Monday the 10th October. The children enjoyed making bread as part of their harvest theme. Limited places are still available in January, please phone Julie or Dawn on 01298 871888 for details.


omething to warm the heart in the depths of winter! “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been heralded as the most inspirational film of all time, just right as we approach this special Christmas season. Made in 1946, and starring James Stewart, it is about a man who has decided to commit suicide on Christmas Eve - until

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Local History Club

glass windows were being smashed and ripped out as being “idolatrous” during the Puritan period of Oliver Cromwell. These surviving fragments must have been rebuilt into the later windows that we see now.


eter and Kathleen Shelton returned to us on November 10th, to give the second installment of their programme Medieval Glass in Derbyshire. There are 47 sites to study in this county and one of them in our own beloved church. High above the south aisle, is a fragment of ancient glass depicting the Angel Gabriel, which may have connections with Lenton Priory where they have similar styles.

Peter also told us of some of the new techniques for repairing glass. In the old days, any cracks in the glass panels were repaired with strips of lead - but too many of these make the picture look too heavily fragmented. The modern way nowadays is to run epoxy resin into the cracks. However, even with these new techniques, the east window in York Minster will take another six years to repair!

In our Lady Chapel there is a coloured glass panel with the letters A M, which stand for Ave Maria. When that was first installed in the 16th century nearly all the churches in England were Catholic, hence the name “Lady Chapel”. Another panel depicts the “White Rose of the Virgin” plus a white lily, again a symbol of purity.

Another great and informative talk from a true expert in his field. At our next meeting on January 12th Stephen Coates will tell us about the great engineer Joseph Whitworth and his connections with Darley Dale.

Only 130 years later many of these stained

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Surgery Contact Number

Patients of Tideswell Surgery are included in this new NHS 111 service and therefore after the 25th October 2011, if you ring the surgery out of hours you will be asked to redial 111 (free of charge) and this will connect you to Derbyshire Health United.

You may have seen some publicity about a new and easy to remember telephone number for patients: 111. This is the telephone number to use when it’s less urgent than 999.

You can also use the 111 service during the day time if you are unsure about attending the doctors, minor injuries or accident and emergency. The 111 Service will direct you to the right service, which is appropriate to you.

The NHS in Derbyshire is rolling out this service but have included Tideswell and District STD codes (01298) in the new service (also 01246, 01629, 01773, 01335, 01663 and 01433.) You can use this service on a landline or mobile. All calls to 111 will be free.



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Tideswell Singers

For more information please visit our website or call Carol Bowns: 01298 213577.


ideswell Singers have really enjoyed the opportunity to sing on home territory with other Tideswell organisations on several occasions this year. As part of Taste Tideswell Fun Day in May they supported the young singers workshop in a mass rendition of ‘Food, glorious food’. During Wakes they shared an evening event with Tideswell Community Players and in July joined Tideswell Male Voice Choir in their annual concert. September brought a very moving concert marking the tenth anniversary of tragic events on 9/11, when the choir was joined by Tideswell Parish Church organist John Reynolds and local actor and writer, Caroline Small.

Community Transport


oes your community club or organisation hire group transport, especially in the evenings and at weekends? If so, Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport can offer you a safe, reliable and affordable door to door service. We have a range of high quality and comfortable vehicles, from eight-seater to 16-seater minibuses; all our drivers are fully trained and Criminal Records Bureau checked (or we can train your own drivers); and all vehicles are specially equipped with facilities for people with disabilities.

We are currently consolidating our repertoire for future concerts and preparing for Christmas. This will be a busy season as always! Starting with Carol Singing in Chatsworth Courtyard Saturday 3 December and again at Litton Christmas Market Friday 9 December. A first visit to Meadowhall Carol Singing in aid of Heart Research UK follows on Sunday 11 December. Our main concert for the festive season will be on Wednesday 14 December in the Old Grammar School. The choir will also be taking part in the Carol Service in Litton Church on Friday 16 December.

We have more than 20 years experience of serving Derbyshire’s rural communities, and since we’re a not-for-profit charitable company we can provide you with a competitive quote for any journey. We are here for community groups of all types and sizes based in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak, whether it’s a regular journey or a one-off trip, even to somewhere much further afield. We have vehicles and drivers available at most times, but in particular in the evenings and at weekends. For a free quote or to discuss your group’s specific needs, either:

Tideswell Singers is a small, friendly choir, open to all with no auditions. We aim to perform to a high standard but we do not take ourselves too seriously. We are joined together by our enjoyment of singing and performing. New singers would be made very welcome. We rehearse Wednesday 19:30 - 21:30 in Litton Village Hall. December 2011

Call Ann or Karen on 01629 641920, email or write to Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport, Unit 4, Great Longstone Business Park, Great Longstone, Derbyshire DE45 1TD


Wakes AGM


was chastened to read in the last Village Voice that only two members of the public attended the Wakes Week AGM. I am sure this does not reflect lack of appreciation for all the hard work that goes into making our Wakes Week and Carnival such a successful time, enjoyed by so many. I would like to thank everyone involved. You are doing a great job that contributes so much to the life of our village. Name Withheld

Tideswell Post Office NatWest Bank customers can now withdraw cash at the Post Office.

Dog-walking and Pet-sitting in the Tideswell area.

This means that 80 per cent of all UK debit cardholders now have access to cash withdrawals at Post Office branches.

Whether it is a one-off dog walk, a regular booking or care whilst you are away get in touch to discuss your pet’s requirements.

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Cheaper Heating Oil

There’s more information from Rural Action Derbyshire on 01629 824797


f you’re one of the many that doesn’t get mains gas and rely on oil for your heating, then a new service offered by charity Rural Action Derbyshire may be of interest.

The George

They are harnessing the purchasing power of the many rural communities who rely on oil and are able to pass on significant savings to oil-buyers. The scheme is only in its infancy, but experience has already shown that it’s possible to get a discount of around £50 on a single order. Community organisations and businesses are also be able to join the scheme.


he George Hotel has undergone a facelift in time for the winter. A new log burner and two open fires have been installed. There’s a fantastic new lounge area full of leather sofas, perfect for that quiet cosy drink or that cold afternoon’s coffee or hot chocolate.

The key to the scheme is using local people to collate the syndicate members’ oil orders once a month and pass the information on to the charity who will then let the local members know the cost per litre and the delivery date. Collators will get free membership of the scheme – an annual saving of £20. Scheme members will be able to order as many times as they like during the year, and the price will be negotiated centrally.

Some people have been saddened that the pool table has been removed (due to its lack of use) and has been replaced by a new cosy fire side seating area. The function room is currently being converted into a dining area but will still be available for private hire for that special occasion.

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Peak District Dairy Farm Shop & CafĂŠ Come and try some of our award winning dairy produce have a delicious real dairy ice cream. Award-winning fresh pasteurised milk, cream, butter, ice cream & yoghurts We also stock an impressive selection of quality locally produced foods, including jams, marmalade, honey, pickles, herbs, oils, chocolates & freshly baked bread & cakes daily. Specialist suppliers of a full range of quality English & continental cheeses, free range eggs, fruit juice, spring water & bakery products

Produced in Tideswell Look out for our ice cream vans and trailers on sites around the Peak District National Park and at shows and events. Tel: 01298 871786 or 07867 533965 Shop: 01298 873100 Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 5.30pm Sun 10am - 5.30pm December 2011



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A plea to organisations whose contact details have changed. Please let Dorothy (871661) know new details and they will be changed both in the pack and on our website tideswellonline.

Bonfire Thank You

200+ Club £25.....095; £20.....110; £10.....320; £5.....092;

A nice dry evening helped and the firework team excelled themselves once again to give us a spectacular display. The band, torches, Royalty and guy(s) all added to a really happy atmosphere.

£15.....242; £5.....029

Congratulations to all of November’s winners. Don’t forget that the December Draw has a two extra prizes - £50 and £100. Will you be the lucky winners?

The wood collectors, bonfire builders, electricians and marshals all worked hard to make things go smoothly as did the people providing drinks etc. to compliment Phillip’s roast (a first for the bonfire and a great success)

If you would like to join the 200+ club and be in with a chance contact Judy on 872408 or Dorothy on 871661 to find out more.

So many people helped with what is a big undertaking for a small committee and we couldn’t possibly make the evening run so well without everyone and their willing support.

The Community Association offers some financial help to those whose groups within the village and surrounding areas who are trying to raise money for projects. Recently it has given help to the newly formed Tideswell Living History Group. Please contact us to find out more.

Also much appreciated are the local businesses who sponsored the event – M.Markovitz, Michael Holdsworth, Plasma Coatings and Rock Solutions. Not forgetting Tindalls who donated the parkin and other goods at cost price financially we couldn’t do it without them.

New to the village? Then go along to Peak District Dairy and pick up a Welcome Pack. This contains lots of information.


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Opening Hours Breakfast Club 7.30 – 8.45am (breakfast provided) Children from Bishop Pursglove School very welcome, with a ‘walking bus‛ to School Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 11.45 & 12.45 – 3.45pm Lunch Club Mon – Thurs 11.45 – 12.45pm (packed lunch required) Friday 8.45am – 11.45 noon

TASC is a fun, safe place for your kids to play and see their friends. Have peace of mind that your children are being looked after by caring and qualified staff until 6pm Monday to Friday.

Where Learning is Fun

For further details & to book please contact: Debbie or Lucy on 07792 075486 bet ween 3.15 pm & 6.15 pm Monday – Friday

Admissions Julie 01298 871903 Treasurer Dawn 01298 871131 December 2011

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Artability Display

than many a person who does not have the condition.

Don’t forget the display of Szopkas

Treasurer Eric Parker, from Dove Holes is best known in Tideswell for running the Tuesday night Line Dancing Group at the Institute. He and wife Margaret attended, to receive the 25th year certificate.

(pronounced Shop-ka) made by Tideswell Artability. These dazzlingly colourful nativity scenes originate from Poland The Artability Group has been busy making their own Szopka and the resulting cribs are to be placed in our parish church from the first week in December. We hope that you will all be able to come and see these delightful examples of folk art.

Secretary Sue Barber thought that she was organising the surprises for guests, but the tables were turned when Richard Lane unexpectedly presented her with a 25 year achievement award from Diabetes UK.

John Firth

Group stalwart Tracy Gill also gave Sue a floral arrangement from the members. The evening closed with a hilarious, and skillful dance routine by the Billerettes, Buxton’s famous majorette troupe, with hairy chests. Richard Lane was presented with a copy of the book Men in Skirts, (which tells of their 1000 performances in Derbyshire). by Tideswell royalty Shannon. Richard is new to the ways of Derbyshire folk!

Artability Calendar


ideswell Artability is a self funding group which was formed eleven years ago to offer support to anyone in the area who has an identifiable need. In order to raise funds last year, we marketed our first calendar and the one hundred copies sold out before November. Thus encouraged, we have produced a similar calendar for 2012 and will maintain the same price of £10 per copy. If you wish to see a calendar, or place an order, please leave a message by telephoning John on 01298 872897.

High Peak Diabetic Self Help Group exists to support families with diabetes, and fun is enjoyed along the way. The next meeting is the AGM at the Buckingham Hotel, Buxton on Monday 5th December 7.00pm.

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Richard Lane, President of Diabetes UK came from London to present a Nebarro medal to member John Moss who has been receiving insulin injections at least twice a day for 50 years. John is a role model for all Type one diabetics. As a keen member of the Ramblers Association, John is fitter

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Parish Council Matters

mother Mabel Simpson left money for Tideswell. The Parish Council may draw down interest accrued from these accounts, using strict criteria, but withdrawal of capital is strictly not allowed. Hence the account appears healthier than it is in practical terms. The Council is half way through the financial year and is on target, holding half of the precept for the current year. A breakdown of spending to date is attached.


n Sunday 13th November, the Parish Council organised the Annual Service of Remembrance. The Parade was competently led by David Bradwell as usual. The people of Tideswell turned out in force to hear the readings by Rev Frank Taylor and Dr. Roy Jackson.

Mary Landon reported on a walking survey she and Sue Willis had undertaken in Tideswell. Peak District National Park have published the Local Development Framework report which was adopted in October 2011. Sue Barber holds the copy, if residents wish to read it, please contact her on 01298 871644.

The poignant reading of the names of Tideswell and District men who killed in the First and Second World Wars, and the two minutes’ silence, were particularly dramatic and emotional for many in the crowd. Parish council vice chairman Paul Flint gave the council’s address. Councillors Sue Willis, Mary Landon, Sue Barber and clerk Lesley Bramwell took their place at the head of the procession. Council chairman Philip Swarbrick with parish councillors Julie Walton and Kath Lees controlled the traffic. Marie McGuiness was on parade with the Wakes Queen & retinue.

Work on the Richard Lane/Pinfold Recreation ground should start soon. Three quotes had been discussed and a fourth enquiry was received at the meeting. The work will make the area safe in accordance with the ROSPA report. The Parish Council notice board will shortly display the Winter’s Coming information. The Council will work with the Derbyshire County Council in the event of snow. Salt reserves have already been purchased by the Parish Council. By partaking in the Snow Warden scheme, will receive more salt later, at no cost to the Parish Council.

All the Tideswell organisations were represented and wreaths were also laid by the Order of Oddfellows, who had 500 Tideswell members during WW1. At the close of the parade, David Bradwell thanked all who had taken part. He also sent good wishes to John Lockie and Norman Gibbs, whose presence in the ranks was sorely missed. The poppy wreaths will remain at the Memorial for some time for people to visit. At the close of the ceremony, Parade members enjoyed a warm welcome at the Star Inn, for coffee.

A new notice board is to be sited for residents to use for obituary notices. Undertakers or individuals may put information on the proposed board by submitting a card to Chairman Philip Swarbrick, Councillor Kath Lees, or David Swarbrick, who may all be contacted on 01298 871862.

November’s PC Meeting There were no members of the public present at the November Parish Council meeting.

Please show respect by phoning at a reasonable time of day.

The Council’s Annual return has been signed off. The report states that the level of reserves is high.This is because invested money must be included by law. The Council is responsible for the investment of funds bequested by the late Eric Simpson, who was a long term Tideswell Parish and District Councillor. Similarly, his late December 2011

The Parish Clerk Lesley Bramwell has a new email address for residents to use when contacting the Council:


Community Players


ideswell Community Players’ autumn production was The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth directed by Tony Preston which was performed in Tideswell Church before an enthusiastic audience. This comedy was about a performance of the Christmas Nativity play by primary school pupils and saw events through the eyes of the children (played by adults) and their on-looking (but not so doting) parents. 2012 is Tideswell Theatre’s 10th year of bringing professional theatre, music, dance, comedy and poetry to the village either by contracting direct with performers or as promoters through Live and Local, so come to a show in this special anniversary year. We’ll continue to have a mixture of Tideswell Community Players’ productions and these professional shows throughout the year, experimenting with new ideas and new performance spaces. The season continues at 7:30pm on Sunday 22nd January with New Perspectives Theatre Company’s Edinburgh Festival hit How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup. This laugh-out-loud adaptation of J L Carr’s tale will appeal to football lovers and haters alike. Is it possible? Could a humble village team really have taken on football’s finest and triumphed? When an enigmatic trainer with revolutionary 15

theories, two of the best players ever to have disappeared from football’s top flight, and a chairman of Napoleonic ability all find themselves in the same place at the same time, it just might be! This joyous tale of the unstoppable rise of the ultimate underdog is rivetingly retold in a funny and touching new one-man show - prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, and above all prepare to believe every word! This delightful adaptation is one of this year’s (Edinburgh Festival) Fringe highlights. Five Stars. (British Theatre Guide 2011). Performed at The Old Grammar School - behind the Church. Tickets on sale soon: Make sure you get one! On 10th March The Way of the Drum: Taiko drumming comes to Tideswell Church in this spectacular show. It’s physical, it’s theatrical, it’s energetic - the reverberation of the drums goes right through you and is a fantastic thing to experience. New Perspectives return on 10th May with The Honey Man, where the past seems to catch up with the present in this enigmatic tale. Both of these shows are brought to the village through Live and Local, the Arts Council and Local Authority scheme to bring top quality theatre and music to rural venues. Further information and bookings on, or 01298 871063. Follow Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up to our emailing list. Please make contact too if you’d like to help or be involved in any way. Village Voice

Rural Craft Group


he Rural Craft Group based at the Farming Life Centre in Blackwell are looking for new members to join their informal, friendly sessions.

The group meets every Wednesday from 10am until 12am where members enjoy working together on individual projects as well as community crafting. It also offers the opportunity to learn new skills and create beautiful pieces of work. “It’s not just a place to try out all kinds of arts and crafts , “ said Christine Mellor, “it’s a place of fun and companionship.” Anyone interested should phone Christine on 01663 732306 for more details.

Cressbrook Band Concert


hristmas Concert held in the excellent setting of the Orangery at Cressbrook Hall. Evening starts with a complementary glass of wine and music from the band. A two course buffet is included in the ticket price of £15. Two dates available by advance booking - Friday 9th & Saturday 10th December (doors open 6.30pm with start time at 7.30pm going on till 10.30pm ish!). Call Harriet at the hall on 01298 871289 or 07738 974054 or

December 2011


A Christmas Feast with a Difference

School of Food! And all to enjoy that great combination of food and film.


lanning to eat a lot this Christmas? Some young people from the village want us to try some different Christmas fare, and are preparing a meal in a specially created ‘restaurant’ in the Institute on Sunday 18th December, from 7.30pm to 9pm.

This January, at 4pm on Saturday 14th, Tideswell Cinema has chosen to present a double bill of Paul Newman films, with a meal between, at The George Hotel. The Sting will be one of the films, with the second one still to be selected. This now popular winter event is aimed at cheering us all up in the cold with something on our doorstep, and is open to everyone.

We are invited to pay ‘rich world’ prices for a ‘poor world’ meal - £5 (£2.50 children). What they produce would be a feast for many in the world, but for us it will seem very basic - but enjoyable, I’m sure! Please come along, or contact Lisa on 872379 or Margaret on 871681 for details. (Advance booking would be helpful, but you can just turn up on the night.)

Places need to be booked, and food choices made, by early in the New Year. Further details, including the price, will soon be available. Please contact Margaret on 871681, or Tony at

Fountain Square Church

Why are they tempting us with this odd offer? It is to raise funds for two projects that the Parish Church is supporting this Christmas. Nets Now! sends chemically treated mosquito nets to people who cannot afford them (every 45 seconds a child somewhere dies from malaria). The money raised will also support young people in crisis through Buxton based High Peak Night Stop.


n excited group of Israelites, hotly pursued by Egyptian soldiers, followed Moses across the Red Sea and won their way to freedom at the latest All Age Worship service. This proved an enjoyable service for all concerned. The next All Age Worship service will be on Sunday December 18th at 10.30 am when we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. Do come and join us and learn what Christmas really means.

Don’t miss out on this culinary build up to our Christmas celebrations! Bring family and friends - everyone is welcome.

The next service will be a Candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th at 4.00 pm when we will be singing traditional carols and listening to the story of the birth of Christ. Come and join in the festivities.

January Double Bill A Winter Warmer for January Tideswell Cinema’s Paul Newman Double Bill


wo year’s ago, villagers could be seen traipsing through the snow on an icy January Saturday, between the URC hall and The Horse and Jockey. Last year, it was a shorter journey, from the Institute to the 17

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Taste Tideswell - one year on


you much thanks. To all those who still are uncertain about the project, please, give us another chance.Visit the School of Food at the next open day, or come and volunteer in the community garden or at one of the community events. Why not sign up to the newsletter to keep informed?

rom the Taste Tideswell Board of Directors

Taste Tideswell as a project has been going for more than two years, but the School of Food has been open pretty much a year (the official opening was at the beginning of December, though trading started properly in January. In that time (up until the end of November 2011), the school has run more than 167 courses, had nearly 1,500 paying customers and more than 1,000 visitors wanting to look round. There are currently 12 full or part time staff on the books and 14 different chefs help deliver the courses. The school supports all local shops and suppliers in the purchase of goods for the courses. For those of you who still unsure how a cookery course works, it’s really straightforward.You turn up, have a coffee, get into the kitchen and start cooking. All ingredients are supplied and you either eat or take home what you make.

And finally, as this is the December issue of the Village Voice, a very Merry Christmas to everyone.

Tool Amnesty


t’s the time of year when gardeners are carefully putting their away their tools for the winter months, or, possibly, shoving them out of sight and wondering why the garden shed is so full. Let us help! If you’ve got a surplus of spades, far too many forks or a glut of gloves, could you donate them to Taste Tideswell and the Community Garden? We’re getting ready for the new season now – so we know what’s needed for the New Year. We can come and collect items, or they can be delivered to the School of Food. Give us a call on 01298 871262 if you think you can help. Thank you.

Following the Village SOS programme, nearly every shop has experienced an increase in business, with some of the pubs, cafes, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and even places like the parish church, reporting a noticeable effect as a result in the increase of visitors. There is obviously considerable room for improvement and lots of things that can be done better. There is definitely much work to do to ensure the project is sustainable, but it is hugely encouraging that Taste Tideswell does seem to have made a noticeable difference to the shortterm prosperity of the village. Our work with schools in Derbyshire is growing and our education programme developing day by day.

NEW SHOP NOW OPEN! 6 Commercial Rd, Tideswell

Parlour Blue selling items for the home, ladies accessories, jewellery, gifts for all ages and quality greeting cards plus lots more!

Much of the success of the Taste Tideswell project is dependent on the fantastic support by the majority of villagers and the hard work of a small but dedicated team of volunteers. To all of you we offer December 2011

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store from 10.30 to 11.30. We will be taking up collections for the work of the charity Bible Lands in Palestine.


he children’s Christmas Activity morning will take place at St. John’s Institute on Saturday 17th December commencing with registration from 9.15 onwards. A variety of Christmas-themed craft sessions will be available and the morning will be rounded off with lunch. The activity finishes at 12.30pm.

Evening Football


ust a reminder regarding the new football taster session which is currently running on a Thursday 6-7pm and is open to young people aged 16-25. The session is currently free to attend, just turn up and play.

On Wednesday 21st December join us Carol Singing at Nicholson Court and then onwards to the George Hotel for more singing and then to the Blessing of the Crib in Fountain Square en route to the Horse and Jockey. Finally refreshments at Fountain Square Church.

The session runs until 15th December 2011. If we increase numbers the session could be funded to carry on throughout 2012. So please could you all let any young people who you think may be interested aware of the session to try and bolster numbers.

On Friday morning, 23rd December, we will be singing carols outside the Co-op

Our delicious new seasonal range will be available from 1st December. Vanilla Kitchen’s signature winter deluxe hot chocolate is just one of our new products, festive panini, chocolate, cherry and almond tart, mulled wine, gorgeous mince pies, all the classic favourites and a sumptuous festive lunch menu. We have gift vouchers for that special Christmas gift or treat. Our own range of chutneys, preserves and honey mustard pickled onions are now on sale Season’s greetings to all of our customers.

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Traditional Family Butchers

N.T. Gibbs Established 1958

Locally farmed Beef, Lamb and Pork Award-winning Black Pudding Homemade sausages, burgers, haslet and potted beef Freshly produced Stir-fries and Kebabs Succulent hand-carved Ham and Cold Cuts English Dry-cure Bacon and local free-range eggs Variety of freshly baked Pies and Sausage Rolls Derbyshire Oatcakes and a selection of cheeses

Hog Roast

Special occasion, party or outdoor function? Philip & Ian can solve your catering problems. Their mobile Hog Roast & BBQ is proving very popular and can be adapted to suit your needs. Call: 01298 871221 (day) & 01298 872391 (eve and weekends)


Tues 13th - Christmas Trimmings Demo 6.30pm—8.30pm £20 Thursday 15th—Christmas Store Cupboard Preserves 4.30pm—7pm £30 (NEARLY FULL)

All ingredients & recipes are provided, along with expert tuition.

Friday 2nd - Christmas Baking 9.30am - 4.30pm £150

Wednesday 21st— Children’s Festive Fun (3-7 years) 9.30am—1pm £10

Sunday 4th - Cupcake Workshop 10am -12.30pm £25 (FULL) Wednesday 7th – Game 9.30am - 1pm £85

Wednesday 21st—Children’s Festive Fun (7 years +) 9.30am—1pm £10

Wednesday 7th - Christmas Baking 6.30pm - 9pm £30 (FULL) Thurs 8th - Christmas Trimmings Demo 6.30pm - 8.30pm £20

Wednesday 21st—Curry Club 6.30pm—9pm £30 (FULL) The School of Food will be closed from 5pm on Friday 23rd December until Tuesday 3rd January.

Saturday 10th - Christmas Gift Preserves 9.30am - 4.30pm £145

For more details about courses and to buy Gift Vouchers call Kim on 01298 871262.

Sun 11th Christmas Trimmings Demo 11am-1pm £20 December 2011


TLC CLEANING SERVICES Your Local, Family-run Business


Holiday Lets, Spring Cleaning Regular or One-off Cleaning From Just £9 per Hour

Fully Insured Competitive prices Tel: 01298 83651 or 07858 125059

Fountain Square Pharmacy Ltd Tideswell


‘for all your pharmacy needs’

Hours of Business

The Peak’s Leading Residential Letting Agency

Mon -Tues 9am - 5.30pm Wed - Fri 8.45am - 5.45pm Saturday 9am - 1 pm Closed for lunch 1-2 pm

Bringing tenants and quality properties together for the last 18 years

01298 871249

“A personal service you can trust”

Most Debit & Credit Cards accepted

TEL: 01298 872195

K’s Hair Salon

Opening Hours: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Late:

Closed Closed 8 am - 2.30 pm 8 am - 7.00 pm 8 am - 7.00 pm 8 am - 1.00 pm Closed

Good quality Dutch Flowers & Plants Gifts & Home Accessories Cards & Gift Wrap Balloons

Coffee Shop Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 9JL 01433 621133 –

By appointment 871779

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Litton Winter Market


itton village green will be given over to a street market for the 3rd year, a special festive event and shopping how it used to be. Last year lots of visitors came along to enjoy the festive spirit and the range of local foods and gift stalls. This year we have even more choice for your Christmas shopping ranging from wines, preserves, puddings, to fabulous local photography, hand made jewellery, decorations, and in the school; visit Santa in his Grotto. Enjoy our children’s games and raffle. Relax with teas, coffee and homemade cakes and lots more. The good people of Litton will warm your soul whatever the weather by selling spicy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and hot sausage or lamb butties from our winter barbecue.

Firewood Supplies

also Woodchip for your Garden Self-fill Bags for £1 (we supply the bags, you fill or larger loads delivered) Ring 01298 872806 for details C.I. STRONG TIMBER SERVICES Large sheds, workshops, generator sheds, summer houses, play houses, poultry housing, dog kennels/runs and log stores. All are quality products tailor made to suit your requirements.

So here’s a chance to discover a great way to do your Christmas shopping!

Also suppliers of stable field shelters including mobile units and a full range of showjumps.

T: 01298 873098 M: 07715 254620 E:

Tidza Ramblers


he group enjoyed last month’s evening meeting in the extremely comfortable lounge area at The George.

Tideswell Hire

There’s a shorter walk than usual this month on Sunday 11th. Our venue is The Queen Anne at Great Hucklow where we’ll be having lunch. Booking for the meal is necessary so please let me know a few days beforehand if you’d like to join us. Meet at Marko’s corner at 11.30 am.

Gold Rolls Royce, with all the usual RR refinements, available for hire

Our resolution next year is to begin walks again at 10 am and the date of the first one is January 8th.


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Special Occasions & Weddings Call Craig Harrison T: 01298 872255 E:

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For all aspects of financial planning contact your local independent financial advisor T: 01663 741694 (Office) M: 07712 437819 Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the conduct of investment business

Michael Hancock & Co. ACCOUNTANTS • • • •

Self-employed Accounts Company Accounts Self Assessment Tax Returns Management Accounts

• • • •

Business Start-ups Accounting Systems Advice VAT Returns Payroll & Year End Returns

Contact us for a free informal initial consultation Tel: 01246 583700 Email: Beechcroft Cottage, Baslow ACCOUNTANTS YOU CAN COUNT ON! December 2011


Manufacturers of the highest quality

Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Studies, free-standing Furniture and Joinery

We supply a service second-to-none offering the finest quality products made from a large selection of hard and softwoods to suit your needs, hand-crafted in our workshop. We can supply & install anything from a window board to a total home refit. Even if you only need new ironmongery for your windows and doors or household appliances we can supply and install. So for a fast, friendly and reliable service contact Owen and the team on T: 01298 73973 F: 01298 78414 M: 07966 882818 E:


Your local husband and wife team who can offer you a wealth of experience in all matters relating to finance and accounting TAX SELF ASSESSMENT PAYROLL TRAINING ANNUAL ACCOUNTS VAT

Contact us for your free initial consultation Bakewell - 01629 813832 Email: “A Personal Approach to a Professional Service” 27

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“For all your motoring needs”

Camping * Bunk Barns * Training *

All near Tideswell

Servicing, Clutches, Exhausts, Brakes, etc.

Barn conversion available as meeting/training/ classroom. Wide range of uses with great flexibility. Do you need somewhere rural but accessible? Are you running craft/art courses? Need somewhere to hold meetings? Are you a trainer?

TIDESWELL TEST CENTRE Petrol, Diesel, Catalytic TIDESWELL TYRE Co. Tracking, Balancing, Repairs

We offer a great Central Peaks location with parking, good rates and complete packages including accommodation and food.

Approved Dealer

Call George on 01298 872820

Call for a chat with Rod or Lisa on 01298 873007 or 07710 163376

Bankfield Stable Homestay Luxury accommodation for two people in a converted stable in the heart of Tideswell. Available for self-catering or B&B (with or without continental breakfast), or short breaks. Call Diane Stevens T: 01298 872656 M: 07788 478437 E:



Hulmes Vale Farm Cottages Large holiday cottages on Tideswell Moor

Tuesday/Wednesday Evenings 7.30 pm Old Grammar School Tideswell

Ideal for large group celebrations including birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc. Stag and Hen parties welcome

New Members Welcome

Contact Kate or Janyce 01298 873098 Email:

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DG BRADSHAW MOT CENTRE As we only do MOTs you can be assured of a truthful and unbiased assessment of your vehicle because we have nothing to gain by recommending unnecessary repairs.

Cars, Class 7s and Motorcycles Tested

MOT Te st ONLY ÂŁ s 40 Re-test s are FRE E Also available on site

DIY Steam Cleaning

with ramp access for cleaning under vehicles

Hydraulic Hose Assemblies manufactured to customers requirements Staden Lane, Buxton, SK17 9RZ Tel: 01298 74810 1st left 200 yards past Focus on Staden Lane 29

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Fork It Ltd For all your gardening requirements from weeding to seeding


Bingham & Yeardley Construction

New builds Extensions All roofing aspects Barn Conversions Pointing Plastering General repairs

Call Erif 07511 906666

Please call Steven Bingham on 01298 873195 or 07737 788450

Grainger Construction Stonework Specialist

Guild Decoration Ltd

General Building & Roofing Contractors New Build - Conversions - Renovations

All aspects of decorating undertaken

Repairs - Pointing - Plastering Stone - Slate - Tile Roofing

Quality work at sensible prices

Ornamental Garden Landscaping Drystone Walling - Paving - Drainage

Prop. David Bradbury Tel: 01298 872492 Mob: 07719 710274 Email:

For all your requirements, please telephone 01298 871794 A local and professional service over 40 years experience

Micro Watering System

Adrian Williams

Tailored to your needs

Plumbing & Heating Services Ltd.

THE EASY WAY TO WATER Baskets - Pots - Hay Racks

also registered for Oil

Gardens - Borders - Greenhouses for a Door to Door service System explained - Free Advice No Obligation to Buy


Easy to Fit - DIY or Fitting Service available

Office: 01298 872278 Mobile: 07831 242826 December 2011

A local and professional service 01298 871794 Evening & Weekend


Advertising Rates


o advertise in the Voice, please send your advert as a pdf or eps file to the editor. If you’d like us to put your advert together, then please make sure your copy is legible! Costs shown are for a six month run (one-offs in brackets). 1/6 page (60 * 60 mm) £35 (£7), 1/2 page (128 * 90 mm) £50 (£10), Full page (128 * 180 mm) £100 (£20) Sizes shown are width * height. Six month adverts run from Jan to June and July to December and are payable in advance.

MISTER CARPET (John & Steve)

Your local family supplier of:

Select your new carpets or vinyl in your home or visit the showroom at 428 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield or by appointment on the Aston Industrial Estate, Hope (please call).

Top quality domestic heating and Aga Oils Farm fuels and lubricants Environmental road Bio Diesel Also distributors of: • Oil, Water and Waste Tanks • Ad Blue, Lubricants and Grease • Fuel Management Systems • Nationwide Fuel Cards • 24/7 Emergency delivery • Tank Monitoring Systems

Free estimates - No obligation Carpets fitted and refitted No Job too small

Chesterfield : 01246 450242 Belper : 01773 550400 E :

Tel: 0114 268 1733 or 01433 623700 & 623800 Mob: 07803273172 & 07711753018 Web:


M MARKOVITZ LTD Builders & Plumbers Merchants

Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Studio Stove and Cooker Centre Tile Showroom

Town End Yard, Richard Lane

Multifuel stove servicing and repairs now carried out by the stove showroom

Your local DIY centre For all your Building & Plumbing requirements. Now all under one roof.

AGA, Rayburn and Range cooker servicing also available

Richard Lane - Tideswell Free Delivery

The Courtyard

Tel: 01298 871223

Commercial Rd, Tideswell. Mon - Fri 9 am - 5.30 pm Sat 9am - 5 pm Tel: 01298 871223 - www.

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5.30 pm Sat. 8 am - 1 pm


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Save money – a round trip to Buxton costs about £3.00* plus parking Support local businesses and local jobs Save time Save food miles and reduce carbon footprint Eat better - locally made food is fresher Where food is made on the premises or selected by people who serve you, you can be sure of its quality and origin • The Tideswell Made symbol makes it easy to tell what’s local • To save waste - supermarkets are designed to make you buy on impulse. Shop local and just get what you need. • To preserve our community – shopping is a social activity and the shops we use are essential to the village, especially for the elderly and those without transport • Value for money is often as good as the supermarkets. You might be surprised by how keen some of the prices are in Tideswell. Don’t forget that a supermarket typically stocks around 30,000 items but often promotes only a fraction of those at a time. We are very lucky to have Tideswell Stores and the Co-op that run keen promotions and supplement the ranges of the other specialist food shops in the village. Taste Tideswell was set up to bring more trade to the village so that our local shops and cafes would survive and thrive. The School of Food and the publicity from the Village SOS TV programme has given trade a welcome boost. But around one in three villagers do less than 10% of their shopping locally. As winter arrives and we enter the slow season for tourism, villagers should support local shops - and not just when the snow falls.You’d miss them if they weren’t there.


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December 2011 -The Village Voice  

The Village Vocie is the monthly newsletter of the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire UK

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