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Editor: Pete Hawkins Jaret House, Queen Street, Tideswell T: 01298 872470 E:

January 2013 Volume 20 Issue 1

Inside this issue.

Village Voice web site................................................................. Page 2 Litton Parish Council.................................................................. Page 24 Peak Volumes................................................................................ 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.

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From the Editor

Anyone can register on the site enabling you to post up details of items for sale and also add events to the online calendar.


elcome to 2013, the Village Voice’s twentieth year of publication, during which we have grown from a single sheet of A4 to the current bumper edition. We produce an interactive digital edition which is available online and now new for 2013 we have a website and a Twitter account.

Our current advertisers will be allowed to add their business details, initially as part of their printed advert fee. Businesses who don’t currently advertise will in time be able to add their details for a small fee. In addition there is space for two adverts at the head and foot of each page. Contact Juliet (872333) if you’d like to advertise here.

Each month articles from the printed edition will be uploaded to the web site. Older articles will be archived on the site. The web site allows for commenting on articles (which will be moderated) and where longer articles are sent, the full text can be used instead of the edited version.

The Twitter account (@Village VoiceUK) will be used to post current articles to the twittersphere every four hours or so.

Regular contributors can post articles to the website directly, to be held in a queue until ready for publication - if you are one of those, then please contact me and I’ll set you up with an account.

Our new logo designed by graphic designer Greg Walker, will adorn both our printed and online editions. Thanks to Greg for designing this for The Village Voice. Please let us know what you think and pass the url onto those who may be interested

We are also looking for village contributors from Litton, Wheston, Wardlow, Cressbrook, Litton Mill, Great and Little Hucklow. Please contact me for details.

Pete Hawkins

George Hotel Tideswell

The Anchor Inn

Opening Times 12:00-11:00 Mon-Wed, 11.00-12.00 Thurs-Sat, 11.00-10.00 Sun

Four Lane Ends, Tideswell

Traditional Bar Meals cooked by award-winning chef

Monday Specials night – dine for £4.95 Wednesday night – 2 pies for £10 Thursday night – 2 eat for price of 1 Turkey lunch weekdays £5.95 Soup & Sandwich lunch £5 (Offers start 2 January) Ask for details of our special promotion.

Bingo every Friday Functions also catered for

01298 871371 January 2013

Tel.: 01298 871382


Dates for the Diary

Poppy Appeal


his year’s British Legion Poppy Appeal has so far raised £1769.86 from the collection tins (one more to come) and donations from those groups who ordered wreaths. Thank you everyone, including Great Hucklow, Wardlow Mires and Litton, who helped in any way, with collecting, counting, and a big ‘thank you’ to Philip and the Post Office staff for their help with banking. Once again the people of Tideswell and surrounding villages have donated generously to our armed forces, past and present.

Thurs 10 - Tideswell Local History Club “The Local History of Taddington”. St John’s Institute, Tideswell at 8 pm. Visitors welcome - £2.50 per talk inc. refreshments. Sun 13 - Tidza Ramblers. Meet 10 am at Cherry Tree Square. Thurs 31 - Tideswell Cinema “The Whistleblower”, 7.30 pm The George

The collection is down from Norman’s total last year, but the Derbyshire organiser tells me that this has happened across the county. I have met many new people, had lots of support, and will try not to miss any local businesses out next year. Please contact me (01298 872089) if I missed you and you would like to take part in the Appeal next year.

Tideswell Lunch Club


here are plans to start the lunch club again in early February. It will be held on alternative Wednesdays in St. John’s Institute. Watch for detailed information in the February issue of Village Voice. If you are interested please telephone Alison Bennison, 01298 71204

Jean Jackson

Parlour Blue

Need help or advice? Patrick McLoughlin


Member of Parliament for Derbyshire Dales

Home items, accessories, jewellery, cards & gifts for all!

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

Winter Opening times January and February Thurs - Sat, 10 - 5pm.

Telephone: 0207 219 3511 E: 3

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Xmas recycling tips


If you’ve received new electrical items, remember unwanted but working ones could be reused by your local furniture project. To find out more about furniture projects. Go to recycling.

ere are some top tips for a greener Christmas:

If Santa has been kind to you, with plenty of new goodies, so why not make space for them by recycling your unwanted items or taking them for reuse at a charity shop?

Broken electrical items can be recycled at your nearest household waste recycling centre. Other schemes and charity shops also take a range of working items for reuse.

Once Christmas is over remember you can send your real Christmas tree for composting by cutting it up and placing it in your garden waste bin (or your local household waste recycling centre).

Christmas cards may be included within your cardboard recycling collection.

Home composting is a great way of getting rid of all those extra Christmas vegetable peelings, fruit scraps, tea bags, shredded cardboard and paper.

To find our more go to www.derbyshire.



facials, skincare advice and eye enhancements

waxing and fake bake tanning

manicures and pedicures

special-occasion make-up & bridal packages (MAC products used)

Swedish body/back massage: with aromatherapy, excellent for relieving muscle and joint tnesion, stimulating the circulation & lymphatic system, soothing the nervous system & emotions, reducing stress & renewing energy.


ANGIE WARBURTON BA (hons), ITEC, VTCT, BABTAC PEEP-O-DAY, LITTON (H) 01298 871552 (M) 07968 352091

GIFT VOUCHERS: a special beauty or massage treat makes a lovely present for any occasions - just a phone call away for free delivery to your door

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Shopping Locally

might be a good idea - people could shop local and have a supermarket - one stop shop experience. I, for one, would be very upset at the loss of the local businesses and really hope that none of them face threat of closure.


ear Editor,

I was reading this week in the Village Voice that local businesses feel they are being under used. What about a supermarket (eg. Tesco) style website that allows customers to order goods online and have it delivered in a certain time slot? This could be a joint effort between the local businesses - greengrocers, butchers, dairy and bakery. People do sometimes find it easier to do things online so maybe this

Clare Flynn


Patricia Lawton DipCFHP, MPSPract

A natural, safe and effective treatment that is suitable for all medical conditions.

FOOT CARE CLINIC held at Fountain Square Pharmacy Ltd, Tideswell on Thursdays.

Tel: 07968 167036 Litton

Nail Trimming, Removal of Corns & Callouses Verruca Treatments

For an appointment phone 01298 871249 or see The Pharmacy Staff For a home visit phone 07966 713098.

Approved by WestďŹ eld Health

Hope Valley Acupuncture

Peak Physique

Available at Valley Health Club, Hathersage & Alive, Calver

Kat Love MBAcC BSc (Hons) Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Sport Massage & Reexology

Can Acupuncture Help You? Acupuncture can be helpful for many conditions including pain relief, headaches, arthritis, infertility, anxiety, PMT, insomnia, pre & post natal care & addictions. Acupuncture is covered by Westfield & other insurers. For appointments & enquiries please call Kat on 07904 953304

Alice Lee-Overton MSMA MAoR Millers Dale 01298 872462


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Get Fit in 2013

Wakes News



ow is the time to start thinking about getting fit for summer. Sweat and Smile Personal Training is having its January Sale to help you get started.

appy New Year from the Wakes Committee.

Thank you to all those who made Christmas Eve festivities so fun and enjoyable. Thanks to all the children who made Father Christmas feel so welcome on his visit. He will be back again next year... he has promised!

Buy three 1-2-1 sessions in your home at a special price of £50 instead of £90 and you will also receive 4 free passes to my fitness classes.You can choose from

Tideswell winter evenings are still very much with us, so as we eat the last of the mince pies, the team will be turning All held at the Fountain Square Church Hall. their thoughts to warm June days (we hope!) and planning some carnival Call Sweat and Smile Personal Training, fun! The team will be meeting this Tideswell’s premier trainer on 07914 month to start planning Wakes 2013. 817073. Further updates will be available soon Paul Weir so please keep your eyes peeled for posters around the village. We will also Bootcamp Tideswell be launching the new Wakes website! More to follow on that! This outdoor Fitness Course is with Emma Oko a personal trainer & fitness As always, please get in touch if you instructor. would like to contribute your ideas for 2013 - The six week course runs every Monday and Thursday evening from 7 pm. Circuits: Monday 7 pm Spin: Tuesday and Friday 1 pm and 7 pm

Liz Hill

• Push yourself to a new limit. • Shed those extra pounds. • Get amazing tone and definition. • Improve your posture. • Boost your energy levels. • HAVE FUN!! Emma can be contacted on 01298 871896 or

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he Village Voice is also available electronically - either online or sent monthly as a pdf. The online version, along with back copies, is at villagevoice. If you’d like the Voice sent to you, please email the editor on village. The Village Voice is also available online at Regular contributors may post directly to the website and anyone who registers can add to the events list as well as put up items for sale. We welcome contributions from anyone within Tideswell and District and particularly would welcome pieces from the other villages that comprise the ‘District’. Contact The Editor for details Pick-up points near you 15th Feb LONDON WEEKEND

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Dear Sir

in the villages not the towns in the UK and this was the first time that we had experienced such a shocking act of vandalism. Why were we targeted? It was obvious that no other local car parked either side of mine was vandalized . This was clearly a message that “visitors are not welcomed” in that part of Tideswell. If I had parked in a space which someone felt was theirs, they could have asked me to move. This person is a vindictive,malicious and mean spirited character who effectively ruined a weeks holiday in a nice Derbyshire village. We will not be coming back and neither will any of our friends. We have also alerted the cottage letting agents that other visitors will likely expect similar treatment if they park their cars in this area. Acts like this taint the whole village,but of course most folk would be shocked that this could happen here I notice that the shop keepers in the village are already struggling for custom, and for visitors to experience this type of vandalism will surely only add to their economic woes.


y wife and I, accompanied by my nine year old nephew, arrived to begin a weeks holiday in Tideswell. We had arranged to rent Mabel’s cottage on Sherwood Road from 2 December. On the Wednesday we had planned to drive to Birmingham to visit relatives but noticed that we had two flat tyres on the kerb side of our vehicle, together with a long gouge in the paint work. I immediately informed the police and the cottage owners. I went to Ashford Garage and explained my problem. George told me that he would come down as soon as possible and try and inflate the tyres. I walked back to the cottage and found the police already there. The officer made some enquiries of people living nearby and then left. George arrived and found that both tyres had been punctured deliberately with a sharp object such a dart or sharp screwdriver. He took the vehicle to his garage and told us he would try and get two new tyres and fix them by mid morning the next day. The cost was about 200 pounds. We have always tried to visit cottages

Mike Vaughan, OAP

Meadow Lodge


Catering for all occasions Parties – Anniversaries – Funeral Teas (a speciality)

for all your Personal/Homecare needs

Cold Buffets - Home Baking

Small quality CQC Registered Agency

Fresh locally sourced produce

Serving Tideswell & the Hope Valley

Delivered to your home or venue Quality food at reasonable rates

Tel: 01298 872312 07866 371133 07814 022601 Email:

Call Linda for a chat on

01298 871694 or 07941 718674 January 2013


A.W. Electrical

City and Guilds Qualified Electrician

Extra Lights, Sockets, Showers, Consumer Units All work certified & installed to the highest standard Prompt Service & Free Estimates Part ‘P’ qualified & Registered under the Competent Persons Scheme Contact Alan Warhurst (Domestic Electrician), Tideswell Tel: 01298 871093 Mob: 07751 297690

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Tideswell Tradesmen’s Association



Commencing Feb. 3rd, 1936, Traders in Tideswell will close as follows :-

1. Trading is the life-force in any community and contributes a major share of its rates.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7.30 pm Tuesdays - 1 pm Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 8.30 pm

2. The interest of Traders is local, and that interest contributes in no small measure to your welfare, your social organisations and your general happiness. 3. The Traders of Tideswell are now organised: that is, they have got together with a purpose, formed an Association, and through that Association hope to serve you better than hitherto . 4. They want your moral support so that Tideswell may become a more important TRADING CENTRE, be more selfsupporting, and be able to supply your needs more promptly. 5. They realise that every penny spent in Tideswell will lessen hardships and encourage growth of trade within its boundaries. This to you as a private citizen means less rates, directly or indirectly. 6. They realise hours of trading - holidays - and other terms of service need standardising as a guide to you for shopping. 7. They want to make “SHOP IN TIDESWELL” a reality, and promise that with the growth of trade their services to you will improve.

January 2013

There is nothing new is this world is there? Thanks to Mary Landon for finding this gem. So what is your excuse? Time for a new Traders Association in 2013? See Vicki in Peaches for more information.



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Litton Poetry Festival A DATE FOR YOUR NEW 2013 DIARY!

Tideswell Pre-school


Tel: 01298 871888

For children aged 2 to 5


Registered and inspected by OFSTED

Free nursery vouchers accepted

12th – 14th July 2013

Please support your village pre-school, where we make learning fun

Workshops. Readings. Poetical walks. Open mic session. School poems. Shop poems. Pub poems. Poems on trees. Derbyshire band. Derbyshire’s poet laureate. And other rhyming and non-rhyming gigs.

Admissions Julie 01298 871903 Treasurer Dawn 01298 871131

Supported by Derbyshire Arts. Organized by Litton locals. Contact number: 01298 871564

A warm welcome to all! No previous experience necessary.


Charity Thanks

Come along to this friendly mixed voice choir who meet Wednesdays 7:30 in Litton Village Hall


hank you for all the support we received for our charity sale. Special thanks to Holdsworth for providing all the mince pies! We raised over £350 and donations of food for Nightstop/ Centrepoint, a charity that helps 16-25 year old homeless people. If anyone would like to provide food for Nightstop/Centrepoint, their contact address is High Peak Nightstop/Centrepoint, United Reformed Church, Hardwick Square East, Buxton, SK17 6PT


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C a re V ac c e o uch e rs p te d

DO YOU NEED CHILD CARE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS? If the answer is yes – please read on.

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.

If this proves difficult then we are prepared to deliver the food, please contact us on 01298 871572.

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

Michael Jackson

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Tideswell Cinema


ontinuing our hugely successful season of theatre, ballet and opera live from London, Tideswell Cinema is pleased to announce that Eugene Onegin will be screened live from Covent Garden at 7 pm on Wednesday 20 February at The George Hotel, Commercial Road Tideswell. An encore screening will take place at 7 pm on Sunday 24 February. An opera full of poignancy and exquisite sensitivity to the nuances of growing up and wrestling to understand your emotions, Eugene Onegin is an inspiring vehicle for Kasper Holten’s first production for The Royal Opera. Working with the Danish set designer Mia Stensgaard, whose design hallmark is clean, strong images ripe with emotion, and fielding a brilliant cast (including Simon Keenlyside in the title

role), Holten will provide a fresh reading of this classic opera. ‘Lyrical Scenes’ was Tchaikovsky’s description of Eugene Onegin: his tender exploration of a young girl’s awakening passion, her rejection by the aloof Onegin and her ultimate choice of honour over true love is far more intimate in tone than the archetypal grand Russian opera. Tickets, priced at £12 (£10 concessions), are available from 20 January by calling Tony Wilson on 01298 872379 or by email from Tony Wilson

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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At t’flicks

Tidza’s British Champion

ideswell Cinema’s choice for January is inspired by true events. The Whistleblower is to be shown on Thursday 31st January at 7.30 pm in The George, it stars Rachel Weisz as an American police officer who takes a job as a peacekeeper in post- war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up, and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic double-talk.

ideswell’s Steve Hawkins added to the village’s sporting prowess last month when his White Water Rafting team became British Champions.


This powerful film also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Benedict Cumberbatch. Guest members are welcome (£4.75), to take seats after 7.15 pm.

January 2013


Steve’s career on the water began at Matlock Canoeing Club, but he turned to White Water Rafting two years ago and in 2011 was in the GB Junior Squad at the World Championships in Costa Rica. Winning the British Championships means that Steve and the rest of the team will represent GB at next years World’s. Steve works at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.


Computer repair & support specialists • Home & Business customers • Hardware upgrades & repairs • Performance optimization • Software support for Windows & Mac • Installation of office & home networks • Wireless network setup & troubleshooting • Detection & removal of viruses & malware • Fault finding Phone: 01433 445077 • Security advice • General advice Mobile: 07815 305541

Email: Web:

Bakewell Travel

We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers • • • • • • • • •

Package Holidays Taylor-made Flights City Breaks Family Holidays Business Travel Cruises Ski Holidays Weddings & honeymoons

Contact Alison or Jane on 01629 813004


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Assistant Sec Needed


fter many years as the Tideswell & District Community Association secretary, Sandra is looking for some help.

200 Club


he results of the December 2012 200+ Club draw

£50 - 092, £25 - 247, £20 - 109 £10 - 291, £10 - 115, £10 - 236 If you wish to join for the remainder of the year please contact Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 or Judy Cooke 872408. The TDCA is always happy to consider written applications from groups within the community who need extra financial support for a project. Please send any such applications to Sandra Howard, November Cottage, Bank Square, Tideswell.

The Assistant Secretary would: work with the chair & members of the group to create the agenda; take notes at our meetings and email the minutes to members; and manage correspondence related to awards granted by the Association. The TDCA meets 4-5 times a year. We’re a really friendly bunch and amongst other things look after the 200 club (the Village lottery scheme), Bonfire Night, welcome packs and the flower troughs. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved as the assistant secretary or would like to put your name forward please contact Sandra (gwhoward@ or call 872167) or Amanda ( or call 872464). Amanda Cookson

Are you new to the district? Please collect a Welcome Pack, free of charge and full of helpful information from Peak District Dairy Shop, or go on our website Please would all businesses and local organisations let me know of any changes to contacts, venues, times, phone numbers etc. so that I can keep the information right up to date. If you wish to advertise in the pack please contact me. Thank you.

Tideswell Post Office Euro, US Dollar, Turkish Lira notes also Travellers Cheques in Stock

We are now offering our online rate for over £1000 All transactions are 0% commission and you can avoid bank charges if you pay with cash. Other currencies can be collected next day if ordered before 1pm. Call us on 01298 872796.

Dorothy Whitehouse 871661

January 2013


January Courses at the Tideswell School of Food Saturday 5th - Savoury Pies and Puddings 10am - 4pm £ 150 Saturday 5th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am - 1.30pm £85 SOLD OUT Sunday 6th - Baking Bread for Beginners 10am - 4pm £135 Wednesday 9th - Thai Evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm £35 SOLD OUT Thursday 10th - Soups, Stocks and Sauces 1pm - 4.30pm £70 Friday 11th - Butchery Skills 10am - 4pm £150 Saturday 12th - A Day Baking Bread 10am - 4pm £135 Saturday 12th - Brewing and Tasting Skills 1pm - 5.30pm £99 Sunday 13th - Baking Cakes and Biscuits 10am - 1.30pm £70 Wednesday 16th - Middle Eastern Evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm £35 Thursday 17th - Puddings & Desserts 10am - 1.30pm £85 Friday 18th - Italian Indulgence 1pm - 4.30pm £85

Friday 18th - Whisky Tasting 7.30pm - 9pm £25 Saturday 19th - Artisan Bread Baking 10am - 4pm £135 Sunday 20th - Thai Cookery 10am - 1.30pm £85 SOLD OUT Sunday 20th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am - 1.30pm £85 SOLD OUT Wednesday 23rd - Intro to Sausage Making 6.30pm - 8.30pm £35 Thursday 24th - Pork Pie & Piccalilli 1pm - 4.30pm £85 Friday 25th - Knife Skills 10am - 1.30pm £75 Saturday 26th - Catch of the Day 10am - 4pm £150 Saturday 26th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am - 1.30pm £85 Sunday 27th - Patisserie 10am - 1.30pm £80 Wednesday 30th - Curry Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm £35 SOLD OUT To find out more about membership or to book a course visit or call us on 01298 871262 or pop in. The School of Food is run by Taste Tideswell a not-for-profit social enterprise company

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 17

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Tideswell Band

Your Local, Family-run Business

Have you:


• ever played a brass instrument? • ever wanted to learn a brass instrument? • got a spare Tideswell Band brass instrument you are not using anymore? • any Tideswell Band Uniform in the back of your wardrobe?

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

Competitive prices

Contact SIMON LEWIS on 07762 797595 for more details.


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

offers Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Reiki and Therapeutic Massage.

Opening Hours:


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

For further information please contact Costa on 0788 2618862 / 01298 402676

or visit the website:

By appointment 871779

January 2013

The band hopes everyone had a great time on Carnival Day, both at the parade and the torchlight.

We rehearse every Monday and Friday evening in the Youth Club Building, Tideswell 7.30pm—9pm

Tel: 01298 83651 or 07858 125059

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Thanks to everyone who supported us during Wakes Week, particularly those of you who attended our concert in Fountain Square on Sunday 26th. 18

Adult Community Education New opportunities for the New Year! (Look out for the Spring brochure) Most courses start week beginning 7th January 2013

TUESDAY: Yoga – Over 50s and Yoga Gentle session; WEDNESDAY:Yoga For Relaxation; FRIDAY: Keep Fit for Over 50s - Pilates Grindleford Pavilion: THURSDAY: Art, Painting & Drawing.

At Hope Valley College: At Losehill Hall Castleton YHA: MONDAY: Painting & Drawing - Bolt on Maths - Computers ITQ – Creative Pottery - Creative Textiles - Fitness Circuit Plus - French Improvers Mentoring, NCFE Award - Fly tying, Improvers – Welding & Wrought Iron work - Welding City & Guilds levels 1, 2 &3 (day & eve). - Woodwork Workshop. TUESDAY: Lace Making - French Advanced. WEDNESDAY: NEW Spanish Beg. THURSDAY: Lip Reading 10am - Children and Young People’s Workforce – Woodwork Carpentry & Joinery, City & Guilds Award - Jewellery Making Silver Craft - Pottery Workshop - Italian Improvers - Spanish Improvers - Woodwork Workshop - NEW Singing for All, Find Your Voice starts 28th Feb. SATURDAY Feb. 9th – day workshops in: Creative Textiles, Stained Glass and Pottery

MONDAY: Parish Churches- Architecture and History starts 7th Jan 10.00am Practical Gardening, starts 11th Feb. FRIDAY: Italian Intermediate 2.00pm starts 11th Jan. TO BOOK A PLACE - ring: 01433 620662 (Community Education Office) or e-mail: Brochure and Advice Line: 08 456 058 058 Also (look for Western Derbyshire brochure) 10% Discount on tuition fees if you book & pay by 11th Jan 2013

Silva Navigation School

At Aston Industrial Estate:

Outdoor Lover? Always get lost?

Plastering Skills City & Guilds Level 1 Award, 18 wks – Mon. 6.30 -9.30pm.

Learn from the experts here in Tideswell

Plastering for Beginners Sat & Sun 2nd/3rd March & 9th/10th March At Bamford Institute:

Call 01298 872470 19

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collection & delivery laundry service

Firewood Supplies

Dry Cleaning & Duvets our speciality

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

For domestic customers and small businesses in the Tideswell area We do laundry... so you don’t have to!

Ring 01298 872806 for details

0800 158 3228


RJC Contracting Mini-Digger Hire

Large sheds, workshops, generator sheds, summer houses, play houses, poultry housing, dog kennels/runs and log stores.

with or without driver. Rock Breaker available

All are quality products tailor made to suit your requirements. Also suppliers of stable field shelters including mobile units and a full range of showjumps.

T: 01298 873098 M: 07715 254620 E:

Richard Critchlow 07807 344414

Alex J Slack


Painter and Decorator


11 Fountain Street, Tideswell Buxton Derbyshire SK17 8JX

-Planning and Building Regulation Applications -Domestic and Commercial Properties. -Extensions and New Build.

For Quotation call: Alan Hill MCIAT.ACIOB. Telephone-07842 707740 or

Tel: (01298) 871638 January 2013



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Parish Council Matters


t the December Tideswell Parish Council meeting no members of the public attended. Chairman councillor Philip Swarbrick welcomed our newest parish councillor, Jennifer Bower to her first official meeting. The financial liabilities of the council were all settled. Cheques were paid in the usual manner whereby two councillors check the invoices and another two councillors sign. The cheques are countersigned by the Chairman. The balance in the current account for this financial year was ÂŁ25,848.16 up to 23rd November. The finances are on track and a special meeting has been called to review finances and to set the precept. (A precept is the amount of money collected by the district council on behalf of the parish council, and is used solely by the parish council.) The precept must be applied for and the council takes seriously its role in managing accounts for the betterment of Tideswell residents. The council awards grants each September, to local organisations who apply. Each application must be accompanied by a balance sheet from the organisation, in order that the Council might fulfil its statutory duty.

The parish council wishes all Tideswell residents a happy, healthy, peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year in 2013. Sue Barber on behalf of Tideswell PC.

Tideswell Theatre: 2013


he first show of the new year is on 28th February, bringing Zulu, spectacular colourful African dance and warmth, to the atmospheric setting of Tideswell Church in winter. Zulu is a theatre company, a band, a dance troupe and a group of storytellers rolled into one. Direct from Durban, South Africa, the individual members of Zulu have previously performed in the UK as part of The Mighty Zulu Nation and in the West End for The Lion King. They have performed around the world for royalty and senior government alike, including the Queen and Nelson Mandela. Staged in colourful authentic costumes, this energetic show combines a wide range of musical styles and presents a spectacle of rich African culture. Including Maskandi (traditional Zulu music), afro-jazz and traditional Zulu songs and psalms, the cast will also use various genres of traditional dance and dramatisation to bring their exciting history to Tideswell.

A meeting between the chairman and Derbyshire Dales DC environmental chief Peter Foley, is to take place regarding the public toilets, and further information will be brought to the next meeting. Planning applications and decisions from PDNP were received. January 2013



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 Powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies, guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound. Don’t miss this extraordinary and fascinating experience on your doorstep!

End Of Summer Greg Walker

7:30 pm St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell. Tickets £9.50 and £7.50 (concessions) soon available from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop. Bookings on and 01298 871063.

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Litton Parish Council


he following is a precis of a newsletter sent from Litton Parish Council to residents in December 2012. As you may know there have been a number of resignations. Anne Evans, John Evans and myself have not resigned. We will be holding a public meeting in March to which all residents, including children and young people will be invited. We will tell you more about how we want to work and listen to your views. March seems a long way off and we would have liked to move on with this agenda a lot more quickly. Firstly, this is a new way of working for the council and our information is not currently in a form which can be presented easily for discussion. Secondly, preparing this information will take some time and as the clerk to the council, Naomi McFadyen, has resigned we will have to recruit temporary help. In the meantime business will continue as normal and I would draw your attention to the following: •

Extraordinary council meetings will be held in December and early February. Information about these will soon be on parish council notice boards. There are four vacancies on the parish council and these need to be filled. We will publish arrangements for filling the vacancies also on the notice boards.

the role of councillors. The focus has been, mainly, on two problematic areas. The three remaining councillors asked for more information about the budget. Also we were concerned about the way some decisions had been taken and asked to see the documents which set out how decisions had been made. The other councillors would not support our requests and so the information was not forthcoming. The other issue arose when we challenged the prevailing view among councillors that individual councillors could not talk to residents about council business and could not hold meetings with each other without the clerk being present. We could not accept this as right or reasonable. Our view that councillors can do these things with certain caveats has been confirmed by the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils. It has been a difficult and distressing time but we are not ‘in crisis’ as the article in the December edition of the Village Voice suggests. We know where we are going, although we might not get everything right over the next few months and we apologise for this in advance. We will advertise the March public meeting through our next newsletter and on notice boards. In the meantime if you have any ideas about how we might help you then email me on Gordon Rooke, Chairman

Sadly over the last few months there have been disagreements between councillors about the way the council is run and about January 2013



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t was a beautiful November day for the walk to Chatsworth. We parked at Rowsley to avoid traffic queues at Christmas Market weekend. Roses were in bloom at Edensor. No need this year

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catchy rhythm. But crowds aren’t ideal for long and it was good to get back into walking rhythm. There were two walks this month, the destination of the first was determined by the prospect of mulled wine and other goodies at the Cressbrook. It was my first visit to the Cressbrook and I thought that it was a lovely place. It was a great bonus not to arrive drenched, as we had done last year, at the Queen Anne in Hucklow for Christmas lunch. Rucksacks rarely contain festive headgear but on this occasion one did! Suitably attired we had an excellent meal. You could be right to think that this group needs to focus more on walking in the future rather than wining and dining but really all that matters is that we enjoy ourselves. Helen Royle - 872500.

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Thank You


ecember saw carol singers from our churches outside the Co-op, at Nicholson Court and in our three pubs, performing (hopefully!) for the enjoyment of those listening, but also in aid of projects in the Middle East. We would like to thank all who donated some money, which has enabled us to send £100 to Embrace. Here is an example of an Embrace project. “Yazan is nine years old and has spina bifida. His family survives on just £110 a month, so when Yazan needed a new wheelchair, there was no way they could afford one. Thanks to Embrace’s support of the Bethlehem Arab Rehabilitation Society, Yazan received a specially adapted wheelchair free of charge. He’s doing so much better at school now. One child given an opportunity in Bethlehem.” Margaret Filer

Farming Life Centre


orthcoming activities run by the Farming Life Centre.

Walking for Health : Wednesday 16th January, Tissington Trail , start 1 pm – finishing 2 pm Enjoy a short walk along the Tissington Trail, meeting at Parsley Hay. Our walks are led by Jenny, our Health Trainer and are planned to help ease people back into walking. The walks are free and everyone is welcome. National Sheep Association Winter Fair, Bakewell Market, Thursday 24th Jan :

Come and see us at the Winter Fair where there will be lots happening to keep you entertained. Chairobics : Hartington Village Hall, 11.30-12.30 pm every Monday Chair based exercise class. All ages and abilities catered for. Come along and give it a try. £2 per session. Chairobics : Monyash Chapel, 2.30-3.30 pm every Monday Chair based exercise class. All ages and abilities catered for. Come along and give it a try. £2 per session. Chair Based Yoga : Litton Village Hall, 2-3 pm every Friday Chair based yoga exercise class. All ages and abilities catered for, lots of laughter, come along and give it a try. £3.50 per session In Tandem Group is a new rural social group for those in the early stages of dementia and their carers, held at the centre. Lively programme of activities fortnightly on Thursdays 10.30-12.30 pm, with a qualified adult carer. £1 per person. Call Julia at the centre for more details and to book a place. For more information please take a look at our website, visit us on facebook give us a call or email us : Blackwell Hall Farm, Blackwell, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9TQ,, 01298 85162 27

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BIN-O-PHOBIA It happened one fine Monday, On alighting from the bus I heard a low pitched rumble And asked, what was the fuss? Then I spied blue Iidded wheelies Lined up row on row, Folk performing a tribal dance As they trundled bins to and fro. They're in alleys, streets and gardens, Adorning many a home, Some have theirs on proud display A futuristic garden gnome. Now our cans, bottles and plastic, Once kept sacredly apart, Can be squashed, then tossed without a care Into the same new cart.

Well, I’ve studied the complex leaflet, Now maybe I'll take a degree, Enrol up at Derby Uni. Do a course in Binology. Or perhaps I'll decide to end it all, Give up, call it a dayJump head first into my bin And throw myself away. That plastic bin will not rot down, So in future some time team boffin May dig it up and think I’m in An ancient, mobile coffin. written during a bout of bin-somnia. Kathryn Black

Perhaps un-surprisingly Brian’s bin there before! This from Wakes 2005.

Oh, we ’re lucky to have collections In the UK, there’s no doubt, But we can’t help feeling angry When our full bins are missed out! Chasing the refuse lorry Has become such an obsession Could it replace the Tideswell Morris In our torchlight procession? Yes! The brand new Wakes committee Could save itself from stress, By staging a competition For best wheelie fancy dress. So forget those red collection tins, For now each lass and laddie Can process whilst rattling pennies In a neat green kitchen caddy. January 2013


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ideswell’s Jordon Williams has qualified as a Royal Navy logistics specialist at HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall.

21-year-old Jordon joined the Royal Navy last May. After an initial navy training course he transferred to the Defence Maritime Logistics School, and underwent a 12-week course to qualify as a Logistician (Supply Chain). Now fully trained, he will be posted initially at HMS Drake, the Royal Navy


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Tideswell Living History

Peak Volumes

012 has been a successful year for us. We secured funding from the Big Lottery, held three wonderful ‘Memory Days’ and we started to interview and record local people. We thank you all who have shown interest and hope you will continue to do so throughout the next year.

ust in case you hadn't noticed (and you can't really have missed the neverending stream of boxes and bags and piles of books), Tideswell will be getting Peak Volumes, its very own second-hand bookshop. The shop will be at Madeira House, previously the Cathedral Gallery, just opposite the church and between the Post Office and Parlour Blue, and behind the counter will be Tim Dudley, who used to have a second-hand bookshop in Bamford.


During Wakes Week 2013 we will be putting on a performance depicting the memories we have so far gathered from you. This is an exciting time for us all and we are asking for your support and hope you will become involved in this production – Look out for posters and information early in the New Year. Have you all checked out our website – You can listen to some of the interviews we have done – go to and check out the Tideswell Tales. Listen to Mr Barnsley from Litton going to the village shop for a ‘ha’porth of aniseed balls’ in the early 1930s and seeing the bombs stacked on the grass verge in Flagg before they built the underground bomb store at Harpur Hill. There’s lot more to listen to and you could add to these – if you would like to share one of your memories please contact us on 01298 872285. A Happy New Year to you all from TLHG.


We are now all moved in - thank you so much to all our very willing helpers, their cars, and their never-ending supplies of boxes, and thank you to all of Tideswell for our wonderfully warm welcome. We hope you have spotted the wonderful window display by the very talented Tideswell resident Fiona Rogers, and have worked out the themes of the four windows. Creating the shop itself will be a long job – Tim has over 50,000 books to sort, and an awful lot of shelves need to be built. So, we won't open until the spring (which isn't actually that long now…), but we will try and keep you entertained with some more window displays, and regular news in the small window, in the Village Voice and electronically on the blog at www., on Facebook and on Twitter (@PeakVolumes).

Gill Adams

January 2013


January 2013 - The Village Voice  

The newsletter of the Derbyshire village of Tideswell