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


Febrary 2011 Volume 18, Issue 2

In this month’s issue . . .

February Food Courses.................................................... Page 4 The Tideswell Mile.......................................................... Page 19 Try Chairobics................................................................. Page 23

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From the Editor

Dates for Your Diary

It’s a welcome back edition of the Village Voice this month. First we welcome back contributions a sports club, and secondly from the Parish Council and like any good London bus, we wait months for one to turn up and two do! So we have Parish Council 1 and 2 to enjoy, which includes a call to arms.

Thursday 10th. Tideswell History Club. Alistair Boyd - Castleton Hall Thursday 24th Tideswell Cinema “Coco before Chanel”, 7.30pm, The George See page 4 for Tideswell School of Food Community Courses

More Wakes Marshals Please

We are just four months away from Parish Council elections and if you love your village, whichever one you live in and want to see it continue to thrive, then why not consider standing for the Parish Council?


e still need more marshals to come forward before the end of February. If not enough volunteers come forward the carnival might not take place. If you can help out please contact Philip or Kath on 871862.

We are all to ready to complain when things don’t happen but how many of us are prepared to step up to the plate and do something about it? Here’s to some healthy and well fought elections in May.

Also a plea from Santa - there are two presents that I left on Christmas Eve which have not been collected. If you bought a ticket and were unable to come and see Santa at the Methodist please contact Kath on 871862.

Pete Hawkins

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Dear Editor

walk to the few shops and bank which are there.

Two more letters have been received regarding Co-ops decision to start selling newspapers.

Tideswell Stores is one of the most amazing small retailers in the vicinity, offering an extensive rage of services and facilities. If the Stores hasn’t got an item in stock they will do their utmost to help you or get it for you.


hank you, anonymous writer, for your comments on the latest addition to the Co-op range, namely newspapers - and I thought it was only me.

We have already lost the daily services of the NatWest bank, and it would be complete travesty if by expanding their business, the Co-op were to affect either Tideswell stores or the other shops in the vicinity.

We have a newsagent service second to none in this village, at Tideswell Stores. In addition, I can now use the post office counter as an extension of my bank. Those of us who appreciate all Philip and his staff do in that shop, please, keep buying your newspapers there. We can’t do much about passing trade, but as the Customer Service person at Co-op Head Office told me, the Tideswell Co-op is stocked in response to computer-generated stock demand - that’s you and me.

Whilst the Co-op does provide an additional service in the village, it should not be at the expense of the other small local businesses. I currently rely on those small businesses and would echo the plea to support them too. Our support is the least they deserve for the personal, professional and varied service they offer to us as customers.

Jean Jackson I live in Taddington and am partially disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. For that reason, and for the convenience, I do most of my shopping in Tideswell where I can park in the Pot Market and just manage to

Liz Riley.

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Need help or advice? Patrick McLoughlin

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You can write at any time to: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Call 01298 872470

Telephone: 0207 219 3511 E: 3

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February Food Courses

Thursday 10th February - Make the best pastry ever and the perfect pudding. Full day course only £130

The following are courses on offer at the Tideswell School of Food. Please call Kim or Sheila to book (01298 871262) or email to find out more or book a place.

Saturday 12th February - Valentine’s Dinner Date Planning. Full Day Course only £150 Thursday 17th February - The Italian Kitchen. Full Day Course only £150

Tuesday 1st February - Men in the Kitchen 6.30pm-9.30pm (4 week course) £80 for 4 weeks

Saturday 19th February - A Day Making Bread. Full Day Course only £135

Friday 4th February - Contemporary Classics. Full Day Course only £160

Thursday 24th February - Winter Cooking. Full Day Course only £150

Saturday 5th February - Pates and Terrines. 9.30am-1.30pm only £70

Sunday 27th February - Soups, Sauces and Stocks. Demo for Vegetarians. Two hour demonstrations £15.

Monday 7th February- Tastes of the World. 6.30pm-9.30pm (4 week course) £80 for 4 weeks

See for more details and other courses later in the year.

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Calling all groups 2

competition to the other public rooms in the village.


here appears to be some confusion over Taste Tideswell’s offer of a room for the many groups in Tideswell and District. We do have a room and we would love every group to come and spend an evening at the school to discover how you can get the most out of the school and Taste Tideswell, but we do not intend to offer our meeting room as a regular event nor act as

I hope that clears that up! If you’d like to hold a meeting at the school please contact Sheila or Kim on 01298 871262.


Your Health Matters Lindsay Allison DSH RSHom

If you want to look your best then train with the best in the comfort of your own home. The results can be remarkable from losing weight to getting fit without travelling outside your house!

Are you suffering from a Chronic condition? Would you like to have more energy?

Areas of speciality include weight loss post natal general fitness over 60s well being mums with toddlers

Do you or your family suffer from allergies? Tel: 01298 872479 Mob: 07968 167036

Call Paul Weir personal trainer (dip) based in Tideswell on or 07914 817073

Registered Homeopaths are supported under Westfield and other private health schemes


For your alternative health care

Patricia Lawton DipCFHP, MPSPract

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Alice Lee-Overton MSMA MAoR Millers Dale 01298 872462

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Adventure Film Festival

and cost just £5 for youth and £7.50 for adults, or £22 for a family ticket. Tickets are also available on the door at £5 youth, £9 adult and £25 for a family. Judging by last year’s popularity buy yours early!


ack again after the hugely successful first event last year, the 2011 HVAFF will be held on Saturday 12th February 2011, at Hope Valley College, so come along to experience the thrill The evening entertainment starts of outdoor adventure through films, from 7pm with a packed schedule that activities, lectures, art and photography. includes an illustrated ‘life and times’ lecture and book signing from the Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival original ‘rock athlete’ (HVAFF) is an (and Hope valley all day package resident) himself, Ron of outdoor Fawcett, as well as adventure and repeats of a couple entertainment. of the best films from The day time the daytime schedule. schedule runs Evening tickets are from 11am available both on line to 6pm and and on the door for includes two just £5. ‘Best of ShAFF’ film packages Don’t miss this (selected great event! You from Sheffield will receive a warm Adventure Film welcome and inspiring Festival 2010), entertainment, you two youth can eat and drink on adventure film site (we even have our programmes, art and photography own festival beer) and can enter the displays as well as activities including much talked about HVAFF raffle with mountain biking, bouldering and a loads of great outdoor related prizes caving challenge open to everyone up for grabs. who attends! This really is a great day More details are available on our web out for all ages. Day time tickets are site including links to available in advance on-line from 3 the ticket vendors. specialist Hope Valley outdoor shops, Outside Hathersage, Hitch n Hike Bamford and AdventurQuip Castleton February 2011


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atmosphere of the working railway line.”

Monsal Trail Memories


o you remember trains running across the Monsal Dale viaduct? Did you work on the trackbed or at one of the stations at Rowsley, Bakewell, Great Longstone, Hassop or Millers Dale?

Perhaps you lived next to the railway and remember it being used to transport milk from Peak District farms to London? Or did you work at the Chee Dale lime kilns which closed in 1944? Maybe you travelled to work or school on the old Midland Railway Line?

If you would like to share your Monsal Trail railway memories then Peak District Interpretation officer Catherine Bowmer wants to hear from you.

Catherine explained: “The line closed in 1968 so people have worked on it, travelled on it and lived by it within living memory. We want to record these memories to create an audio history that will be available at three listening posts on the Monsal Trail as well as through podcasts and the internet.”

Throughout January, Catherine is looking for people willing to share their memories of the old London to Manchester railway line that ran through the Peak District National Park from Rowsley, north of Matlock, through to Millers Dale with a branch line to Buxton.

If you would like to talk to Catherine you can contact her on 01629 816203 (Monday - Wednesday only) or email

Catherine said: “I’m hoping to capture people’s experiences of living beside, working on and travelling by the old railway line. I’m particularly looking for people who are happy to have their memories recorded to tell the story of this historic trail and recreate the February 2011

The work is part of the Pedal Peak District project that is reopening four tunnels along the Monsal Trail to create a new cycle route between Bakewell and Buxton. 8

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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

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

International projects in Tanzania. Her fund-raising page is: http://, where donations can be left. She’s also planning a series of events throughout the year including a winetasting evening at a date to be announced.


itton Mill student Rebecca Wylie is busy planning her next fund-raising event in her bid to raise more than £2400. Her aim is to climb Kilimanjaro with a group from her university for the charity Childreach International. The charity works in partnership with the local communities of seven developing countries, working to improve the lives of children in various ways. The charity implements a variety of programmes including vocational training, carbon offsetting and improving schools. Here are a few facts and figures from the charity:

Cold Call Warning


rading Standards are warning residents about a scam that may be operating across Derbyshire. A company is cold calling offering a free prize draw to win a car in exchange for a name, address and telephone details. The company then ring the householder to arrange a sales visit trying to sell high value carpet cleaners. The sales visit may take some time and the householder may feel pressured into buying the cleaner.

· £7 provides a child with access to a team of health professionals in remote rural Nepal · £90 provides enough rice to feed a school for three months · £350 provides the salary of a part time Maths or English teacher in Tanzania for 1 year

Reputable companies do not usually act in this way. If you are in any doubt then call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06 or the police.

Rebecca will be heading out to Africa on the 1st of September next year, and whilst there she will be visiting Childreach


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Opening Hours

If the answer is yes – please read on.

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 23374 Treasurer Dawn 01298 871131 February 2011

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is a great way to make new friends and play an active part of village life. This is a quiet time for the CA committee. ... just the Christmas dinner!! Flower troughs have been collected, emptied and stored ready for early summer planting. Bonfire and Fireworks and Guy Idol are events in the recent past. But come March the planning for 2011 events begins in earnest. ALL members of the 200 Club are automatically full members of the TDCA. If you have any ideas or wish to help with the planning and delivery of events please contact Dorothy or Judy.

200+ Club January Draw Here are the results. Congratulations to the winners £25.....125; £20.....301: £10.....016; £5.....186,

£15..... 072: £5.....063.

The new season begins on April 1st. The 200 club looks forward to all our current member re-joining and lots of new members too. Collectors will be out and about. Those who were on Deborah Beddard’s list will find a new face asking for your money. We are grateful to those have agreed to pay though the bank by standing order and forms are on there way to you. It would be appreciated if more of you would change to paying through the bank. It’s very simple and means you don’t have to rummage around finding £12 when the collector comes to call. Forms are available from the middle of February by contacting Judy Cooke 872408 or Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 and some will be available from Lynne at Peak Posies.

We look forward to welcoming new members. WELCOME PACKS, full of useful information, is available for new residents of the district from Lynne at Peak Posies.

The return of the ring


n the January edition we appealed for anyone who had found a ring in the road in Town Head to hand it in.

The owner of the ring has asked us to announce that the ring did in fact eventually turn up – but thanks to anyone who made the effort to look.

The Community Association was formed for the good of Tideswell and its district (defined by phone numbers beginning 871, 872, 873) If you are new to the village, involvement in the TDCA 13

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On the Beat

and any villagers who are interested should approach PCSO Phil Briggs.


he Tideswell and Area Villages Community Forum was recently held at the Methodist Church, Great Longstone. It was a cold winter’s night with driving rain and wind but there was a good turnout.

PC Lowe will develop, coordinate and manage the extension of the Pub watch to include the remaining Licensee’s of public houses on the Tideswell safer neighbourhood area. Questions where raised in respect of Operation Blackbrook, they were answered at the meeting and that operation will continue.

PC Kevin Lowe gave the meeting updates on calls made to the police, incidents of nuisance & disorder and crimes dating back from the last meeting which was on 20th September 2010.

The meeting supported the development of the Pub Watch and the Litton Community Speed watch and did not have any concerns which would attract a priority profile or issue.

In addition three issues were raised from Chief Superintendent Lewis’s e-forum which can only be accessed if you’re registered with ring master.

The date of the next meeting was set for 7pm Monday 11th April 2011 at Cressbrook club.

Further updates where given to the meeting on the last priority profile which related to the use of mobile phones whilst driving.

PC 616 Kevin Lowe Tideswell Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team Granby Road, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1ES 0345 123 33 33 kevin.lowe.616@derbyshire.pnn.police. uk Web: EMERGENCY - DIAL 999

The meeting was informed of the current on going force wide Operation Impact which targets violent crimes relating to alcohol and licensed premises. All public house licensee’s have been visited and the successful “Tideswell, Litton & Millers Dale” Pub Watch has supported this Operation and its success is likely to attract the inclusion of other licensees in the very near future who have shown interest in the scheme. A Community Speed watch will be developed in the village of Litton Village February 2011


Parish Councl Matters

Next Election date The next election will take place on Thursday 5th May and it is important that local people who care about Tideswell put themselves forward for nomination. Currently the is one vacancy on the council. This has been allowed to remain vacant as the timing is so close to the election. The returning office and their team at Derbyshire Dales district Council are responsible for election issues.


he Tideswell Parish Council will resume sending articles to the Village Voice. Today’s notes serve as an introduction. In this country we are governed by several tiers of government. The European parliament, the House of Lords, House of Commons, County Councils, Unitary Authorities, District or Borough Councils. All members of these bodies receive salaries, allowance and or expenses.

The Parish Council make decisions about local issues and represent Tideswell on various bodies such as Charitable trusts. Comments from the council are valued by the Peak Park Planning Authority and the Derbyshire Dales District Council work in partnership on local issues.

At the most personal and local level parish and town councils represent their local communities. All Parish Councillors do this work as unpaid volunteers. Traditionally parish councils are led by a chairman and town councils a mayor.

The Parish Council cannot give copies of minutes of meetings until they have been verified at a subsequent meeting, but notes will be sent to the Village Voice in future on a regular basis. We will keep you informed of matters of interest and importance

The only statutory paid officers are the parish clerk and the responsible financial officer. Other people may be employed in other capacities. Many parish councils are elected on party political grounds, but here in Tideswell, the councillors and candidates have always agreed not to involve party politics but to fight the election on local issues and to work as a team when elected.

Sue Barber on behalf of Tideswell Parish Council.


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Water Mills in the Wye

was demolished when the railway was brought through the dale.


n January 13th Dr Alan Roberts gave Tideswell Local History Club a tour of the mills on our River Wye.

One of our members, Mrs Verna Richmond, recalled carting oats with her father - Mr Goodwin from their farm at Wheston, to be ground at Tideswell Mill (now demolished) in Millers Dale.Verna said it was known as the Meal Mill because it ground mostly oats both as fodder for horses and for porridge and oatcakes. This mill is supposed to date back to the time of the monks of Lenton Priory. The other mill further upstream which recently was the home of Craft Supplies was known as the Corn Mill because it ground mostly wheat.

It appears that there have been more than five mills on the short stretch of 20 miles from Buxton to Rowsley. Two of these, Ashford and Bakewell Mills were already operating in 1086 according to Domesday. Even though the land and the climate were poor the Manorial System called upon each parish to produce grain which then had to be ground in the Lord’s Mill. In Buxton, one mill stood where Ashwood Park is now; the weir is still there. In the 13th century this was the scene of much vandalism and machine wrecking between rival mill owners. Still in Ashwood Dale - the now ruined Devonshire Arms, on the A6 was once both an inn and a mill and was still working in 1901.

Next we come to the first of the big cotton enterprises. Between them Litton, Cressbrook and Lumford Mills eventually employed around 1000 people and for power they exploited the very reliable surge of water streaming down the hills around Buxton. Sadly, as we know, Litton Mill made it into the history books for the wrong reasons the

Further downstream Blackwell Mill, which dates back to around 1400, February 2011


near enslavement of scores of young pauper apprentices. Ellis Needham, the cruel owner even sited their living accommodation on the far side of the River Wye in a different parish so that when a child died there would be a charge on Taddington parish.

Tideswell feature. Suggestions included making it into a seat or a piece of the wood turned into a commemorative decoration.

Remembrance Day At the Remembrance Service in November only a small number of Councillors took a visible role and joined in the parade. The wreath was laid and a speech of commitment made by Vice Chairman Paul Flint. Other members, including the chairman, Phillip Swarbrick, were on marshalling duty. Their role was vital to the service although not as obvious.

There is still a lot of machinery left in Ashford Mill and the present owner is hoping to generate electricity for the national grid using the restored turbine. On the site of the marble Mill at Ashford stood a Comb Mill which made hair combs from tortoise shells whilst further upstream stand two small buildings which were mills for making bobbins for the textile industry. Local Award Scheme Another superbly informative talk The Parish Council is pleased to take from Dr Roberts - our next meeting up the suggestion of a Local Award will be on the 10th February when Scheme. Watch out for details in the Alistair Boyd will talk about the Village Voice. history of Castleton Hall - everyone welcome. Brian Woodall The new machine for pavement sweeping has already done some useful snow clearing work and will be Parish Council Matters 2 used throughout Tideswell for cleaning he Tideswell Parish Council has the pavements of litter and leaves. met with Peak Park officials to discuss the state of the ‘Lightning Tree’. Over the past few months the council has written to protest against the Although a site meeting was held NatWest Bank’s decision to open only almost three months ago no decision two days per week. has been given to the Parish Council yet. Members were concerned that the Sue Barber on behalf of the Parish Council tree may be dangerous.


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At t’Flicks


his month’s film being shown by Tideswell Cinema, on Thursday 24th, is the 2009 Oscar nominated “Coco before Chanel”. Starring Audrey Tautou, it is the story of Coco Chanel’s rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. Following an inauspicious early life in an orphanage, she becomes a seamstress and singer in a provincial bar. Her love life opens doors, and she is able to develop her gifts for making increasingly popular hats. Falling in love with an English businessman brings new opportunities, but her life becomes ever more complicated. A fascinating portrayal of this astonishing woman. As usual, the evening is open to Guest Members, for £4.50. The film will be shown at 7.30pm on the 24th, upstairs in The George, using the new projecting equipment bought as a result of the wonderful fundraising evening on 29th January, when we were able to enjoy both “Julie and Julia” and a superb meal at Tideswell’s brand new School of Food.

Holiday with a difference? From building a coracle or a picnic bench to harvesting apples and making cider, the new National Trust working holiday brochure offers over 400 holidays that provide the opportunity February 2011

to get fit, have fun and play a part in conserving the nation’s heritage. With prices starting from just £55, there are weekend short breaks or week long holidays with plenty to tempt all age groups and backgrounds; from path repairs and wild camping in Cumbria to ornamental gardening at Hughenden, photography and tree planting in Snowdonia to learning rural crafts on The Lizard in Cornwall. Special interest holidays continue with focuses on seasonal food, photography and ‘active’ holidays include surfing, mountain biking and sailing. The John Muir discovery award holidays also continue, giving people the chance to go on guided landscape adventures that help them understand the landscape. The Youth Discovery holidays also offer great experiences, for those from 16 to 18, and a way to gain the Duke of Edinburgh’s gold award. Accommodation for all holidays is in one of the National Trust bunkhouses, unless it’s a camping orientated holiday. All holiday goers chip in with cooking and cleaning; and armed with a copy of our basecamp cookbook, it’s easy to cook up a storm using locally sourced, seasonal food to create tasty group meals for all to share. For more information call 0844 800 3099 or log on to the website: www. 18

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f you missed last month’s edition of VV, please read this now.

The annual police campaign ran between Thursday, December 1 and Saturday, December 31, during which time officers conducted breath tests on drivers across the county.

For the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), Paul Weir and Paul Whitehead are doing a marathon 12 hours pedalling on special static spin bikes inside the Star Inn on the 12th March. Many people have expressed an interest in doing an hour on one of the spare bikes that will be available on the day for fun & the good cause (donations appreciated).

Officers administered 656 breath tests and of those,115 people (17.5 per cent) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample. During the 2009 campaign, officers conducted 1,011 breath tests and of those, 121 people (or 11 per cent) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test or the driver failed to provide a sample.

A timetable showing vacant slots, is available so if you are interested please contact Phil on 07968 933 023 or

The campaign was ‘intelligence-led’, allowing the police to target drivers who persistently drink-drive rather than conducting mass-testing.

Business who have helped so far include The Star Inn, Sweat & Smile, High Peak Signs, Adidas and Tideswell Stores

Pancake Morning – Saturday 5th March. 10am – 12 noon We shall be serving lovely pancakes, both savoury and sweet and children’s pancakes too. Our regular breakfast menu will also be available. Bookings are advisable.

Job Vacancies

To complement our team we are currently recruiting for café assistants and washing up staff to work at the weekends, over 16yrs. Please telephone for further details.

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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)

Queen Street, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8JT

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Hand Painted Traditional

Maps of Tideswell Available to order Contact Phillippa on 01298 871875 or email Visit our website


rs Fountain Square Pharmacy Ltd ou H Tideswell ng


i ‘for enall your pharmacy needs’


The Peak’s Leading Residential Letting Agency


Bringing tenants and quality properties together for the last 17 years

Most Debit & Credit Cards accepted

TEL: 01298 872195

Peak Posies

K’s Hair Salon

Opening Hours:


Hours of Business

Mon -Tues 9am - 5.30pm Wed - Fri 8.45am - 5.45pm Saturday 9am - 1 pm Closed for lunch 1-2 pm 01298 871249

“A personal service you can trust”

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



Flowers for all occasions

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

Opening Mon -Wed 9-1, Thu-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1

Delivery Available

Don’t forget your Valentine flowers!

By appointment 871779

Call Lynne on 01298 872288 21

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n conjunction with Village Games, The Farming Life Centre is running a course of 8 free chairobic classes in Litton Village Hall, on Friday afternoons, starting on Friday 14th January. Chairobics is a series of gentle exercises, suitable for all and as the name suggests, most of it take place whilst seated. The sessions also include exercises with a resistance band, and sometimes standing exercises. Each participant takes it at their own pace and within their own physical limitations — there is no pressure to keep up with the group.

· Promote interaction with others and boost self-esteem The course is free, all we ask for is a contribution of £1 towards the equipment which you are able to keep afterwards. To book a place, please call Penny Ward at The Farming Life Centre on 01298 85162, Go on, give it a try!

C.I. STRONG TIMBER SERVICES Large sheds, workshops, generator sheds, summer houses, playhouses, poultry housing, dog kennels and runs. All are quality products tailor made to suit your requirements.

Chair Based Exercise aims to:

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

· Improve Posture & Circulation · Increase Range of Movement in joints

T: 01298 873098 M: 07715 254620 E:

· Improve performance of daily functional actions


Tideswell Hire

Firewood Supplies

also Woodchip for your Garden Self-fill Bags for £1 (we supply the bags, you fill or larger loads delivered)

Gold Rolls Royce, with all the usual RR refinements, available for hire Special Occasions & Weddings

Ring 01298 872806 for details

Call Craig Harrison T: 01298 872255 E: 23

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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! February 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

E ES Driving School

Luxury accommodation for two people in a converted stable in the heart of Tideswell.

Driving Tuition & Intensive courses

Available for self-catering or B&B (with or without continental breakfast), or short breaks.

Across the High Peak Special Ors available

Call Diane Stevens T: 01298 872656 M: 07788 478437 E:

Richard 07597 898909



The Holmes Barn

Don’t be shy, come and join us (Sorry Ladies!)

Large holiday cottage on Tideswell Moor

Tuesday Evenings 7.30 pm Fountain Square Church Tideswell

Ideal for Large Groups Dogs & Horses welcome Short Breaks available Brochure available


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 February 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

Visit the newly refurbished

Town End Yard, Richard Lane


filled with gas, oil, electric and solid fuel appliances. Stove & cookers spares available – mostly from stock.

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

NEW WORKING KITCHEN Ring for cooking demonstration dates. COOKING & HOUSEWARE SHOP now open Pots, pans, ironing boards, tea towels, pictures, clocks, bake ware. Antifreeze, car wash, bird food, log baskets and much, much more.

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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Bowled Over

This is FUN because it involves bowling & surprise, surprise pubs – The Horse & Jockey, The Anglers Rest, The Star Inn &, with a special mention, The George Hotel who generously hosted the presentation night just recently that was good fun.


elcome every body to Tideswell Bowling Club’s fun Village Voice page; it used to be called ‘On The Green’ which, dear readers & potential bowlers, we want you to do. Please relax because there’s fun without pain ha ha.

- we also do short mat indoor bowling at Bishop Pursglove school on Fridays at 6.30 in winter; yet again turn up please.

Let me try to explain: We have an excellent bowling green (expertly looked after, nurtured with dedication by David Bradwell, more of him & about his Dad & son later) which we want you enjoy with flat soled shoes or naked feet – do not worry, the rest of your clothes are ok. Which leads me seamlessly to our treasurer, Barry Landon, who will sort you out with, should you choose to join, a wonderful selection of sweatshirts & pullovers with the club’s logo. However, please relax, we do bowling but not sartorial elegance.

- a new one is carpet bowling upstairs at The George on some Tuesdays; we don’t pay rent directly … only over the bar! - we are joining a Tuesday night mixed pairs league which is a little bit more competitive, but not as competitive as – roll of drums drrm, drrm - BLOOD ON THE GREEN on Monday nights brutally, sorry I meant enthusiastically, run by the aforementioned D Bradwell backed up by the other two generations of Tidza bowlers Roy & Matt (a junior county player now at university, probably doing sex drugs & rock’n’roll but maybe just bowling?)

We have a really good pavilion where you can relax at your leisure whilst watching people scratching there heads wondering how it all went wrong & how soon they can get back to the luxurious pavilion with you lot having cups of tea, coffee, biscuits, cake & perhaps something slightly more fortifying?

- also in Winter on Tuesday afternoons there’s a social gathering to play games that don’t involve bowling to which you’re welcome.

Enough of this frivolity we do bowling at various levels;-

We have some wonderful, if not bizarre, events that don’t always involve bowling, pie & pea supper with a film is just one. More about ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowls in Wakes Week & the rascally Wain & Wrighty in another edition.

- Friday night, in summer, from 6pm we turn up & bowl and pavilion activities; - we have friendly bowling matches run by the brilliant organiser Andrew Turner, we go to posh places as far away as Sheffield – but he’s organising a charabanc trip to Garstang (where’s Garstang you ask? – so do I; Google Earth will take you to strange places yet to be discovered by Andrews)

If you’re interested, or have some whacky bowling ideas, please contact our illustrious club President Alan Thornton (01298 872301) or our very elegant secretary Fil Radford (01298 872301). Best wishes everybody,

- on Thursday afternoons there’s the Veterans League for young people over the age of 50;

Griff. ( I’m happy to accept folding drinking vouchers ( for the club Barry) to either include or exclude your names).

- inspired by Andrew T (too many mentionswith many relatives in the know Universe) we have the Tideswell Pub Bowling League. February 2011


Febuary 2011  

Febrary 2011 Volume 18, Issue 2 February Food Courses.................................................... Page 4 The Tideswell Mile............

Febuary 2011  

Febrary 2011 Volume 18, Issue 2 February Food Courses.................................................... Page 4 The Tideswell Mile............