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February 2014 Volume 21 Issue 2

Inside this issue

History Slides............................................................................ Page 10 WWI Weekend.......................................................................... Page 22 Vintage Festival............................................................................ Page 24

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. Picture courtesy 1of Tideswell Artability Group

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Dates for the Diary

From the Editor


he plot thickens... Last month no sooner had I triumphantly announced that the Village Voice was 21 this year, then a message was left on my answer machine from Ray Walker, who had in his possession a copy of the very first VV from March 1995. Which makes us only 20 not 21.

Sun 9 - Tidza Ramblers. Meet Cherry Tree Square 10.00 Wed 12 - Don Giovanni Live from The Royal Opera House 19.00 Thu 13 - “The History of Buxton Opera House” at 20.00 in the St John’s Institute, Tideswell. £2.50 inc refreshments. Thu 20 - Tideswell Cinema ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ The George 19.30 Sat 22 - MS Group meeting at Litton Village Hall 14.00 Sun 23 - Slide Show by Tideswell Living History at Fountain Sq. Church 14.00

Somewhere down the line the issue numbers have gone wrong. So what to do? Do I change the numbers back to the correct one, or not? Then an article online caught my eye. The New York Times has been misnumbered since February 1898. The person responsible added one to issue 14,499, and got 15,000. The mistake was ‘corrected’ when the Times published the January 1, 2000, issue with a number that skipped ahead by 501 instead of just one.

Local History Club


ebruary’s talk will be entitled The History of Buxton Opera House and presented by Robbie Carnegie. Visitors are welcome to join the talk (at a cost of £2.50 including refreshments) which takes place in The Institute at 20.00.

So although we’re in good company, the mystery remains - when was the error made?

All enquiries to Julia Walker 01298 871591 or Elaine Chapman 01298 871468.

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The Horse and Jockey

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MS at Litton Village Hall

to increase the tax burden on its residents at this time of economic restraint.


S@LVH are back, bright and breezy for the new and sparkly 2014. The dates for our next get-togethers at Litton Village Hall are: • •

You will know that this year is the centenary of the start of the Great War 1914-18. Across the country there is a range of activities being planned which will in different ways recognize the start of the “War to End All Wars”. A group of people in the parish, drawn from the school, churches, Friends of Litton, the parish council and other groups, has come together to plan an appropriate way of remembering those who lived in the parish and were involved in the conflict, died during it or who lived with its legacy. It will be a reflection on both war and peace. The event is planned for early July and there will be many opportunities for everyone including children to be involved.

Saturday February 22nd at 14.00 Saturday March 29th 14.00

Anyone affected by MS, young, old or anywhere in-between are all welcome to join us. We do cake, we do chat, we do cuppas and we do laughing. What more could you want? We can offer lifts to Litton too if that helps. Any enquiries please call Andrea M on 01298 871820.

Litton Parish Matters


anuary is the time of year when councils are required to set the community charge for the forthcoming financial year. At its meeting on the 20th of January the Parish Council decided that it would not increase the charge on its residents in 2014 -15. The Council, having made efficiency savings on administration, is able to set a balanced budget for next year and so has no reason

Further details will be circulated to all households as the planning group develops the arrangements. John Evans (Chair)

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All crockery, cutlery, napkins and table linen are included.

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Manorial Rights


The Trustees are keen to emphasise that this is a process that records pre-existing rights. No new rights are created by the Notices and the registration of the rights does not mean that the Estate intends to exercise them.

he following has been received from trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement.

Manorial Rights Registration and Protection – The Manor of Tideswell

Homeowners should not be alarmed by the process, as there is no evidence that such Notices will affect property values or marketability.

As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, all historic manorial rights and interests had to be registered with the Land Registry or these rights would be gradually lost as properties are bought and sold.

Homeowners seeking further clarification should contact their own solicitor or to get in touch with the Trustees’ solicitors, Bond Dickinson LLP at their Newcastle offices Tel: 0845 415 0000.

The Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement have certain rights and interests in the Tideswell area (and elsewhere) and are under a legal obligation to prevent the erosion of the rights, and so have acted in accordance with the law to preserve them.



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Indian Head Massage – Fully clothed and seated, your head and shoulders are massaged aiding relaxation and reducing tension


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The power of intention

of expectations of what we think we might need andwe are more likely to be in a place of peace, harmony and intuition. From this place we can begin to form a positive intention – a simple, clear, present time statement. It should not be a statement of willpower, not about saying for example “I am going to give up all sweet things”, rather “I eat foods that are nourishing to my body”. Focus on the results you want, rather than the thing that you don’t want, then step back to let the winds of grace take it.


or most of us, those New Year’s Resolutions will have fallen by the wayside. New Year’s Resolutions are a kind of outside-in approach to changing what you don’t like about yourself.

Sankalpa means “resolution or resolve”, from the Sanskrit word - ‘san’, a concept or idea formed in the heart, and ‘kalpa’, way of proceeding. It is our deepest intention and desires, born in our heart and soul. When we know our heart’s purpose and live from it, it becomes the motivation behind everything we do, and then we live with sustained joy and a deep sense of peace and fulfilment. It helps us access our deep inner resources

I run a gentle chair/standing yoga based class at Litton village Hall on Friday afternoons, 2 – 3pm. All welcome. For information call 01629 815168 or email

Through meditation and prayer, we can rest in the stillness of our true nature, we let go

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Tidza Ramblers

I only wish that I could take credit for the delicious cake!


ue to severe frost last month we opted for a short local walk. Even though a route is familiar the experience of the day is always different. We walked on field paths to Millers Dale where the river was fast flowing. The coffee stop on the Monsal Trail was all the more enjoyable for the surprise piece of Christmas cake made by one of our group.

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Later we witnessed the determined efforts of a raven to rid a buzzard from the former’s territory. Snowdrops were in bloom in a cottage garden at Litton Mill while the daffodils waited patiently.

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Lunch was a brief affair as we were quickly very cold but on the move again we soon warmed up.

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Parish Council Matters

At the Annual Parish Meeting later this spring we will discuss fully all of our finances. The Christmas lighting arrangements will also be discussed and residents views sought.


ach year Tideswell Parish Council meets to discuss the precept (the money used by the Parish Council from the Council Tax.)

If anyone needs to contact the Council at present, please contact Interim Clerk, Janice Jackson, 8 Bradley Close, Birchover, Matclock DE4 2BG, on 01629 650727 or

Good news! This year we will not increase the sum residents will pay us. The Council has worked hard to cut costs, while maintaining the appropriate service to the public.

Alternatively, contact the Chairman, Sue Barber, Glen Eldon, Parke Rd, Tideswell, SK17 8NS, on 01298 871644 or sooby@

Our Parish Clerk, Lesley Bramwell has been on paid sick leave from her job as clerk to Tideswell Parish Council since May 2013, and her duties have been undertaken by Janice Jackson, Interim Clerk. Therefore we have had additional, unexpected expense. Despite this we have not increased the precept.

Sue Barber on behalf of Tideswell Parish Council.



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Inspirational Music


oin us for an inspirational evening of live music and testimony featuring beautiful songs from Philippa’s captivating story book album ‘Through The Woods’. See Recently Philippa has been the supporting artist for Wet, Wet Wet’s national tour at

Living History Group


e hope you have all seen the posters around the village advertising our forthcoming ‘slide show’ of Tideswell. Some of them date back to the late 1800s and will most certainly grab your attention and take you on a trip down Memory Lane. The presentation is in Fountain Square Church Hall on Sunday 23rd February at 14.00. Tea and cakes will be served. This event is not to be missed and we invite you all to come along * * * * And there’s more. The Local History Group and the Living History Group will shortly be able to use the ‘coach house’; one of the ‘garages’ of the George Hotel.

all the main arenas including Manchester, Birmingham and London. On Fri 21st February at 19.30 she will be performing at Tideswell Parish Church. Tickets are on sale either on line or from Tideswell Stores. This will be Philippa’s fourth visit to Tideswell. She is always well received by all ages. Do bring along all your friends – no-one should miss this event! Ticket prices will be £8 and £5 for concessions.

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This will be shared by both groups and will become an information point and house items of historical interest and photos and lots more. This is something I am sure you will agree our village needs. Hope to see you all at our slide show. Gillian Adams T.L.H.G. 01298 871900

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Diabetic Self-Help Group

Meetings of the Diabetic Self-Help Group are held at the Buckingham Hotel, Buxton between 1900 and 21.00 hours.

Information leaflets are available at each meeting. Programme for 2014 • February 17th General meeting • March 17th General meeting • April 28th General meeting , one week later than normal, because of Easter Holiday. • May 19th DIAGNOSTIC DOGS. Talk by Nicola from Diagnostic Dog Charity. • June 16th General meeting • July 21st General meeting • August 18th General meeting



Tue/Wed Evenings 7.30 pm Old Grammar School, Tideswell

New Members Welcome

• • • •

September 15th General meeting/ Preparation for training day. September 16th TRAINING DAY 10.00 to 16.00. October 20th General meeting November 17th General meeting. 28th Anniversary. December 15th AGM

Anyone with an interest in diabetes, whether they are diabetic themselves or not is welcome to attend any meetings. The Training Day must be booked in advance. For fuller details phone Sue Barber on 01298 871644.

A something of Volunteers


hatever the collective noun is for volunteers, we had it in January as many involved with printing, delivering and compiling the Village Voice gathered for their annual get-together. No speeches this year, just a warm glow of satisfaction of another good job done this year and looking forward to another one in 2014.

A warm welcome to all! No previous experience necessary.

This friendly, mixed voice choir meet Wednesdays 7:30 in Litton Village Hall.

Flowers, Plants, Coffee & Cake.

Beautiful gift bouquets and arrangements, delivery to Tideswell.

Tideswell Band

While enjoying a yummy treat customers can also browse the wide selection of gifts and cards we have available.

Rehearse Mon & Fri, 7.30pm - 9.00pm in the Youth Club

We are always looking for new players and committee members Please come along

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Contact Simon on 07762 797595 or Libs 07748 987503

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What’s on in February at Nicholson Court • • •

Chair Based Exercises - Friday mornings 10am Bingo – Friday 21 February 2.30pm Quiz Night – Tuesday 25th February 7pm. Refreshments provided but please feel free to bring along your favourite tipple! ALL WELCOME

We also have a good sized communal lounge with kitchen facilities available to hire for meetings, groups etc.

Over 55? - Flats available on this warm and friendly court. Feel free to come for a look round and a chat.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Claire Lamb, Court Manager, Nicholson Court, Chantry Lane, Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8PX. Tel; 0370 192 4164.

Tidza Fitness Classes

Come and try your local exercise groups, all classes are designed to suit all levels of fitness as you workout at your own pace. These classes are ideal for beginners and regular exercisers. Classes are held at the Fountain Square church hall and cost £5. Circuits Monday 7-8pm - just turn up. These classes are a mixture of group aerobic exercises and individual exercise stations. Spin Tuesday 1-2pm or 7pm-8pm and Friday 1-2pm or 7.30pm-8.30pm A mixture of sprints, hill climbs, seated climbs and aero racing all without leaving the church hall. All songs are choreographed giving you a great workout. Prefer to train at home? Not a problem, why not have some 1-2-1 personal training at YOUR HOUSE, these sessions are planned to meet your individual needs and goals, e.g. weight loss, toning, to improve your overall health. SPECIAL RATES FOR VV READERS Mountain biking Monthly ladies only evening bike rides See website or call for details, these rides are designed for ALL abilities and cost £5, also available to guide groups or individuals Aromatherapy massage Had a hard week at work, getting stressed at home, why not indulge in a relaxing massage. Sweat and Smile Personal Training is fully insured and we can be contacted on: Mobile: 07914817073 | Facebook: sweat and smile personal training Twitter: sweatandsmile | Website:


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Cressbrook Film Club QUARTET (cert 12) Friday 14th February 2014 ustin Hoffman directs this comedydrama starring Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly as retired opera singers - once part of a quartet. Things are complicated by the arrival at their retirement home, of the fourth member of their quartet - Maggie Smith, playing a die-hard diva. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as they adhere to that old showbiz adage ‘the show must go on’. Best-of-British actors won’t disappoint!


Cressbrook Film Club has a 4 metre screen, 5.1 surround sound and really comfy seats. The bar is open for refreshments before and after the film. Guest tickets are available

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at £5.00 per film for adults and £3 for kids. Doors open at 19.00; the film starts at 20.00 and lasts 98 minutes. You can contact David on 01298 872 144 to renew your membership, become a member and book guest tickets in advance – vital for a good seat. Go to the website for future films, details of membership and the location of the venue.

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k it’s not exciting but we do have 20+ small and medium sized jiffy/bubble wrap envelopes that are ripe and ready for reuse. All yours, just call 01298 871820.


Bishop Pursglove News

In Key Stage 1, Classes 1 + 2 are learning about Journeys and are extremely excited about looking at places in different countries around the world.

Staff and pupils at the school are delighted to welcome new teacher, Les Hough to the school. Mr Hough has recently qualified as a teacher and is looking forward to begin his new role teaching Class 3

Pupils are continuing to work hard to improve their independent and team work skills as part of the school’s ‘Going for Gold’ scheme. The scheme encourages the children to think about their individual role within the school community and how the choices they make can help the people around them.


he New Year at Bishop Pursglove Primary School has started busily with a range of exciting topics and new faces.

Across the school, children have already begun learning about their new Creativity topics. Following their fantastic Ancient Egypt topic, pupils in Key Stage 2 are now getting to grips with environmental issues in ‘Caring for Planet Earth’. Over the coming weeks, they will be looking at how wind turbines, solar power and recycling waste can reduce the impacts of Global Warming and Climate Change.

Mark Downings Class Teacher

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Live screenings


ozart’s opera Don Giovanni will be screened live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 12th February at 7pm in the George. Director Kasper Holten ‘presents an exciting visual universe that ranges from colourful comedy to exhilarating drama’.

200+ Club January Draw £25 - 107; £20 – 204; £10 – 108;

For information about tickets visit, and to book email, or phone 01298 872993.

£10 –106; £10 – 079 Congratulations to the lucky winners There are only two more draws left in 2013-2014 season. We hope that you will all continue to support the TDCA through the 200+ Club in 2014-2015.

There are some tickets also available for the second encore of War Horse on Monday 10th March - other screenings are fully booked.

During the past six months we have welcomed 30 new members, which means we have a 209 Club! For more information about joining contact Judy (872408) or Dorothy (871661) or go to our website.


Tideswell and District Community Association appreciates the support given to the Community Coffee Mornings. Apart from helping to offset the Bonfire Night losses, money raised has enabled the Luncheon Club, held in St John’s Institute, to receive a grant to purchase equipment.


Need some pet care? Dog walking, dog sitting or over night pet care and feeding, plus house visiting and garden and greenhouse watering.

Call us: Fiona 01298 871063 or Juliet 01298 872333.

Dorothy and Judy

We work with Katie at Peak Pets to ensure your animals have all the care they need.

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Tideswell Cinema


his month’s choice is ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, the 2007 film starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is a drama based on the true story of Texan congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings with the Afghans during the Soviet war. Wilson was a minor league congressman, but sat on two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. His involvement with Afghanistan began after one of his lady friends persuaded him to visit an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan, which moved him deeply.

It will be shown on Thursday 20th February at 19.30 in the George; guest members are welcome (£4.75 a ticket). Please note that this is a different date from the one in Tideswell Cinema’s printed programme. Advance notice: April’s film, always selected late in the season, will be the Oscar nominated ‘Captain Phillips’.

The film received five Golden Globe nominations, and Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actor.

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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)

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WI News


illers Dale and District WI met in Litton Village on Wednesday 8th January for their first meeting of 2014. Almost all the members were present plus some visitors and it was really good to see everyone. Judy Cooper, our president, welcomed us all and then introduced our speaker Mrs Joyce Buxton who gave a most enjoyable talk, with beautiful photos, about her ‘Trek to Everest Base Camp’. She had been diagnosed with a life threatening illness but due to the research that had been done at The Hallamshire, she was successfully diagnosed by use of a ‘cam pill’ and fully recovered. She then decided she would do something she had always wanted to do and so the trek to Everest Base Camp became a reality. We were all held spell-bound by her amazing journey and thought her to be an inspiring woman. Refreshments were then served and this was followed by the business meeting. The Christmas lunch at The Sickleholme Golf

Club had been a great success - a good end to 2013. The members enjoyed catching up with each other and the meeting eventually closed at 2200. The next meeting will be held in Litton Village Hall on Wednesday 12th. February; our speaker is Sandy Shaw talking ‘About Something from Nothing’.

Rugby Success


ollowing selection for the Sale Sharks academy, local rugby star, Matt Peakman has now been selected for the North of England U16s schools. After three weekends of inter-county matches and a final trial in Bradford with 50 other boys from Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland, the final squad of 25 was announced. He now goes on to trials for England in the spring.

Property Maintenance


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Adventure Films


he fifth annual Hope Valley Film Festival is running on the 8th February from 11.00. Films start at 12.00 and run through to 18.30 and Andy Cave will present his Miner to Mountaineer lecture at 19.30. There are 25 films, a bouldering competition, art and photography exhibitions and lots more. Tickers bought before the day are cheaper. Tickets for the evening lecture cost £7.50. HVAFF is organised and run by volunteers and all proceeds go to development of facilities at Hope Valley College. Proceeds of the Andy Cave lecture will be split with Bamford Primary School.

Tickets for the day-long event are available from Outside in Hathersage or online at


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Tideswell Pre-school

Tel: 765377 All work carried out to a high standard by07840 time served, local tradesman with 30 yearsʼ experience. For children aged 2 to 5 OFSTED Registered, Vouchers accepted Local references avail able.

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pre-school Breakfast Club Call IAN: 01433 639990 orIncludes 07964 751235 Admissions Julie 871903

Treasurer Dawn 871131

Tideswell Pre-school Tel: 07840 765377


For children aged 2 to 5 OFSTED Registered, Vouchers accepted @ The Old Grammar School, Church Lane Includes pre-school Breakfast Club Admissions Julie 871903

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

Treasurer Dawn 871131


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Community Kitchen Garden


ime to start thinking of the next season’s planting. We had a really good year in 2013 and want to build on that and make it even more productive this year. Last year’s garlic crop was fantastic so we’ve been able to use some of the excess for this coming year – nearly 200 cloves have been planted in little pots and are wintering in the polytunnel ready to be transplanted into the garden in spring. They’ve been joined by lots of herb cuttings that seem to be doing really well in there. Time will tell whether the two hop plants we planted in the garden last year will survive the winter. One of our new projects is to try and grow mushrooms on an oak log. Holes have been drilled in a log and mushroom plugs have been pushed in and the log is now in a black sack for six months waiting for the mycelium to grow. We can then look forward to mushrooms growing four times a year for up to five years – well that’s what it says on the packet. GARDEN WORK PARTY – we plan to have these on the first Sunday of each month starting with 2 March (weather permitting) so please put that date on your calendar if you would like to come and help from 11.00-13.00. We also intend to hold some planning meetings over the year – to exchange ideas and decide what to do in the garden – details to be confirmed.

WW1 Weekend


hether you live in Litton or not, join our village on the weekend of 4-6 June in commemorating those who died in World War One whilst recognizing also, the efforts of peacemakers all over the world. During that weekend, there’ll be a concert, a WW1 Poetry Soundscape and a ceremony re-dedicating the field behind the village church. (It was donated to the village in the 1920s by a Miss Penfold in memory of those who fell in the war. It’s thought that her fiancé was one of the war victims.) And for fun, there’ll be a ‘field party’ (bit like a street party but on grass!) for children and adults near the end of it all. (Fancy dress perhaps? Who knows?!) If you live in Litton and have a relative or relatives who died in WW1, please let us know by calling 01298 871564, so that we can include them in our commemorations Put the dates June 4th – 6th 2014 for Litton’s WW1 weekend in your diary now! Rosie Ford

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Vintage Festival


his year is going to be a vintage year for Tideswell with the first ever Vintage Festival running on the first Sunday of Wakes. Timed to coincide with the arrival of up to 800 L’ Eroica cyclists, all on pre-1987 bikes with their riders dressed accordingly, the Tideswell Vintage Festival is hoping to attract owners and lovers of Vintage cars, Bikes, Tractors, Lorries and Motorbikes.

decorated bike competition, music and food available. If you can help with the organisation, are a part of a vintage vehicle club, or just own one or want to book a stall, then please get in contact with the organisers on 872470. It’s going to be a busy year for Tideswell. The fourth Food Festival is on 3rd of May and the organisers are planning to build on the successes of last year’s record attendance and there’s also talk of a music festival later on in the year.

If you own a vintage vehicle or know of local clubs or individuals, the organisers are keen to make contact. The event will run on Sunday June 22nd. The Wakes committee are doing their bit, to integrate the event into Wakes; there will be stalls selling vintage stuff, a

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Chef Joe’s Recipe of the Month

is bubbling turn the heat up slightly and add the pork. •

Leave the pork chops in place, do not be tempted to move them about. Allow the pork to cook for about 4 minutes on one side. Turn the pork over and cook for a further 4 minutes. When the pork is cooked it will have a firm springy touch when gently pushed with your finger.

Take the pork out of the pan and pour over any juices. Cover with foil and rest for 5 minutes.

2 tsp. butter

Serve as you wish.

salt and pepper to season

Note: To make a little sauce to go with the pork, remove the pork loins from the pan, add about 100ml of stock or water to the pan and scrape all the sediment off with a wooden spoon.

PAN FRIED PORK LOIN CHOPS Serves 4 Ingredients 4 boneless pork loin chops weighing about 150g each

Method • Heat a non-stick frying pan with the butter over a medium heat. •

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. When the butter

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Search for Orion


he Peak District Dark Skies Group is seeking the help of residents and visitors to help monitor the impact of light pollution on our night sky. The group is asking people to join in an annual star survey by assessing the brightness of the constellation Orion over the Peak District National Park. Orion – the hunter – is one of the wonders of the night sky in this early part of the year and can be recognized by his ‘belt’ of three bright stars in a line with a smaller ‘dagger’ of three stars below. On clear nights up to February 2 people are asked to identify Orion and, using the star charts available at www.peakdistrict., record details of where they were and which chart best matches what they could see. There is no limit to the amount of observations that can be made, skies permitting. Peak District Dark Skies co-ordinator Sue Smith said: “We’d be really grateful

for people’s help with our ‘Orion in the Peak’. Previous surveys have been very encouraging and have shown that 80 per cent of people in the national park were able to stargaze under excellent skies. “Our ability to see the stars is very much impacted by artificial light, so we hope it will prompt people to think about whether outside lighting is necessary, and where and when it’s needed. Light pollution affects not only our view of the skies but also the wellbeing of people and wildlife. All the information needed to take part, including how to report your observations, is available from the website www. The Peak District Dark Skies Group includes the National Park Authority, Nottingham Trent University, and local astronomical societies. Working together to promote accessible dark sky sites, they have installed information panels in national park car parks at Surprise View near Hathersage; Parsley Hay near Hartington and Minninglow near Pikehall.

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“Bowser” Revealed


an Morgan took Tideswell History Club on a virtual tour of Bolsover at our January meeting and told us much of its great historical importance. Because the town has Norman origins and a magnificently sited castle, the streets are laid out in a grid pattern very similar to the streets in Castleton. Some of the little lanes connecting these streets are known as “Becks” and one of these rejoices in the insanitary sounding name of “Cockpiddle Beck”. There had been a siege of the castle in the Middle Ages and in common with Castleton and Tideswell it had received a visit from no less a person than the “Hammer of the Scots” Edward the First. Sadly the castle keep and surrounding buildings were subject to “modernisation” in the Jacobean era of the 17th century, so much of the Norman ruggedness has been swept away.

King Charles the First visited the castle in the 1630’s and the owner William Cavendish supported his cause in the ensuing Civil War. However, when William departed from the field of battle at Marston Moor having lost 3000 of his men he fell out of favour with the Royalists. Much later and after the collapse of Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth, William tried to win favour with Charles the Second by re-vamping the castle and laying on a sumptuous welcome but he was snubbed by a Royal nonappearance. Ian also told a very interesting story of when Richard Arkwright the Second (the “richest commoner in England”) wanted to buy Sutton Scarsdale hall nearby – to clinch the deal he produced a £10,000 note! Only three £10,000 notes had been created and February 2014

he possessed all three. Because of the huge success of his father’s cotton empire he was the Bill Gates of his time, even lending money to finance the gambling debts of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. This talk made an excellent start to 2014 for us and we hope to follow that up on February 13th when Robbie Carnegie tells us about the History of Buxton Opera House at 8pm in the Institute. All welcome. Brian Woodall

Hair-Raising! Three brave ladies sitting in a row, Hats off to Catherine, Liz and Jo. Who, for a cause that’s ‘close to home’, Had their heads shaved to the bone! Why lose their tresses you may wonder. Have skulls resembling a rotunda. To raise some wonga is the answer, Much needed funds for fighting cancer. So let’s support these three ‘Yul Brynners’ By pledging fivers, (even tenners), In acknowledgement of their brave deeds In aid of those with greater needs. So, if you’ve not donated yet, You still have time, so do not fret. In-box Cath Dalton for her address, I’m sure she’d welcome your largesse. Dave Greenan


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2013 Weather Statistics Tideswell

Temperature Mean daily maximum: 11.8 (0.3 above average) Mean daily minimum: 4.7 (0.1 below average) Mean temperature: 8.3 (0.1 above average) Highest daily maximum: 29.2 Lowest daily maximum: -1.2 Lowest daily minimum: -9.5 Highest daily minimum: 15.5 Lowest daily grass minimum: -11.8 (23rd) Number of air frosts: 81 Number of ground frosts: 131 Days with max 25.0-29.9: 12 Days with max 20.0-24.9: 38 Days with max 15.0-19.9: 76 Days with max 10.0-14.9: 70 Days with max 5.0-9.9: 107 Days with max 0.0-4.9: 52 Days with max -5.0 to -0.1: 10

Rainfall Total fall: 1199.3 mm (106% of average) Wettest day (0900-0900) 89.1 mm Rain days (0.2 mm or more): 206 Wet days (1.0 mm or more): 155 Snow Days with snow or sleet falling: 71 Days more than 50% cover at 0900: 45 Deepest at 0900: 30 cm Sunshine Total sunshine: 963.8 hours Sunniest day: 13.7 hours Days with no sun: 77 Other phenomena Days with thunder heard: 9 Days with hail: 14 Days with fog at 0900: 16 Remarks A fairly average year though with a bit more frost and snow than average. Major snowstorm late March. Remarkably wet day on 27th July.

Frost duration: 923.7 hours Norman Lynagh

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February 2014 - The Village Voice  
February 2014 - The Village Voice  

The newsletter of the Derbyshire village of Tideswell