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

July 2013 Volume 20 Issue 7

Inside this issue.

Tideswell PC Crisis................................................................... Page 10 Food Festival 2013...................................................................... Page 19 Wakes............................................................................................ Page 26

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

Dates for the Diary


uly’s Village Voice is always a difficult one to out together. So much energy and time goes into Wakes week, that July always feels a bereft of events, copy dries up and Tideswell falls into a lethargic lull.

Sun 7th - Summer Sale, Litton Village Hall 11am - 4pm. Free Admission Wed 10th - Miller’s Dale & District WI meeting, Litton Village Hall 7.30pm Sun14th - Tidza Ramblers. Meet Cherry Tree Square at 10a.m. Wed 17th - Walking for Health. Over Haddon car park 1 - 2pm. Free Sat 20th, ‘Macbeth’ live from the National Theatre, 8.30pm, The George

Writing this editorial is difficult too as I’m writing this on little Sat’d’y, if I may be permitted to call it, before most of the festivities have taken place. What is already evident is that Wakes feels more fun this year. The fabulous new committee has put in so much energy to the planning that it seems to have energised the rest of us. I’m sure I’m not the first and won’t be last to say Well Done to the lot of them.



he next Get-tTogether for the MS@VK group is Saturday 27th July at 2pm at Vanilla Kitchen’s ice cream parlour. Any queries to Andrea M 01298 871820

It’s that energy and commitment that the Parish Council is now looking to emulate. After the mass resignation of six of the 10 councillors, the village is now looking for new people to re-energise the council and continue the village’s renewed vigour. Could one of the six be you? Pete Hawkins

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Don’t Forget your Baskets


his year’s basket and container competition, organised by the Community Association has the theme of

Thank you to everyone locally who responded and helped to raise £2,008.

‘Flaming Summer’

This came through the recent red envelope house collections and the very enjoyable soup lunch.

Judging will take place on 20th July. Please ring 872167 or email gwhoward@ to register your participation.

All your support is much appreciated, and really does change lives. Once again Christian Aid will be able to extend its supportive work with local agencies, to bring hope and resources to at least some of the world’s poor, and help them to look to a more positive future. On behalf of them, thank you.

Poppy Appeal 2013


lready this is on the radar! Can I assume that everyone who collected, ordered wreaths, placed collecting tins etc. will do the same this year please. You needn’t contact me unless you want to change the arrangement, I’ll be in touch with everyone when I know what items are going to be available.

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I am aware I missed out Markowitz and schools last year you’re included now. Jean Jackson, Honorary Organiser (872089)

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Get Growing

‘Aspects of Tideswell’ is the photo theme.

Get Growing I’ve called it, year on year,

Or maybe, before, you’ve never had a go,

But Tidza’s open show has diversity it’s clear. So, if growing vegetables is just not you,

but just a few seedlings you’d like to grow.

Maybe crotchet or knitting is what you do.

Whether in a pot, on a sunny window sill,

Or arranging flowers is your thing,

Or in the allotment, up the hill.

Does your baking make you zing.

Now is the time to start to grow,

Are your chicken eggs the best around,

For 31st of August is the show. By Helena Dowling

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Chair Exercise

time of the second world war but older Cressbrook residents who could remember it suggested about seven years ago that it be revived. Paul Radcliffe kindly gave this information and I quote his words. ‘ With an easterly wind the sound of the band carries well down to the village and right across the valley. Of course a westerly gale is more common! Villagers turn out to listen and wave to the band and everyone repairs for a festive lunch at the Club afterwards.


EW to Nicholson Court Tideswell Chair Based Exercise. It’s all about having fun while trying some gentle activities in a friendly environment! Fridays 10 am in the communal lounge, refreshments available and it’s free. Also Bingo - Starting on Friday 19th July, then every 3rd Friday of the month at 2pm, in the communal lounge, refreshments available.

Later we strolled along the Trail and enjoyed an ice cream at Monsal Head at the end of the walk. The words of the hymn we’d heard the band playing earlier couldn’t have been more apt for everything had been bright and beautiful that particular day.

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e decided not to go to the Roaches in June as one of the group had heard that wild flowers were at their best close to home. The orchids were spectacular in Tansley Dale and so were the bluebells in Cressbrook Dale.

Play Tideswell are organising a Fairy Tale and Nursery Rhyme Fancy Dress Toddle in Aid of Barnardos and Play Tideswell on Wednesday 3rd July 2013 10.15am Tideswell Playing Field

Perhaps the pungency of wild garlic there wasn’t to everyone’s liking. I was baffled when our flower expert spotted ‘egg and bacon’ but know it now as birdsfoot trefoil. It was a glorious day and we were already in good spirits as we approached Bull Tor, a magnificent viewpoint overlooking Cressbrook. The strains of a band could be heard and we saw the procession in the village on the day of the blessing of the wells. It was intriguing to find out that the band plays from the tor every Good Friday and that it’s known by locals as Friday Rock. This tradition had stopped at the July 2013

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ive from The National Theatre, Kenneth Branagh takes the lead role (his first Shakespeare for over a decade), and Alex Kingston plays Lady Macbeth. This production from the National Theatre promises to be electrifying. Screened as it is being performed, it is the latest of Tideswell Cinema’s Live Arts films and will be shown on Saturday 20th July at 8.30pm, upstairs in The George.


he Farming Life Centre will be attending Manifold Show (10th Aug), Ashover Show (14th Aug) and Bakewell Show (7/8th Aug) with their revised booklet ‘Fit for Farming’ containing lots of useful health advice for farmers. Their Walking for Health programme continues on the 17th July from Over Haddon car park at 1pm. There will be an opportunity to see the annual well dressing.

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s part of Buxton Fringe, Litton is hosting a weekend of poetry from 12th – 14th July 2013. Here’s a quick non rhyming round up.

e met as usual for our monthly meeting at Litton Village Hall on 12th June. Our business and a report of the WI AGM, which held in Cardiff, were discussed. We had an excellent day trip to Gawsworth Hall and Jodrell Bank. The weather was lovely and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Members brought plants to sell at our meeting - later than usual due to the poor weather.

Heading John Hegley and three Derbyshire Poet Laureates * Workshops * Readings * Walking and poetry * Poetry Grand Slam * Open mic session * Refreshments * School poems * Writing and Mindfulness * Shop poems * Poetry and Performance workshop * An Andrews ‘Write Here Bus’ * Children’s poetry workshop * Poems on trees * Ceilidh with a Derbyshire band, Fine Fettle * Music and poetry installation * Something in a phone box * A film about John Keats * Flying balloon poems and other rhyming and non - rhyming gigs * Tea and cake at the village shop * BYO drinks at events *

The evening’s Speaker was Mr. Peter Wild, and he gave an excellent talk on The Chesterfield Canal. The Project - to clear and reinstate the canal, had taken over 20 years, and was carried out by the sheer determination of the volunteers. The slides showed ‘before and after work’ and were most impressive. Our next meeting is on the 10th July at 7.30pm at Litton Village Hall; the Speaker will be Mr. John Firth and his talk is entitled ‘Artability’. New members are always welcomed - please contact our President Judy Cooper (01298 871191) with any enquiries or details.

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Parish Council Crisis


s a highlight of the year, The Parish Council Annual Meeting never rates in the top ten but this year’s meeting proved to be rather unusual. Set for the 13th of May, it was cancelled as the strict rules for publicising the event had not been adhered to. The subsequently re-advertised meeting was also abandoned after the resignation of the Chairman and four of his fellow councillors. The remaining four councillors (Sue Barber, who as Vicechairman assumed the chair, Jen Bower, Sue Willis and Mary Landon) means the council is quorate but as one councillor was on holiday for the rearranged meeting, it couldn’t take place either. A further complication arose, in that the Clerk to the Council is now on long-term sick leave from her post with the council. In the interim, Chairman Sue Barber is asking that anyone who wishes to make contact with the council should direct correspondence through her ( or 01298 871644. Address - Glen Eldon, Parke Rd, Tideswell, SK17 8NS). The former chair, Philip Swarbrick has undertaken to remain as contact for anyone wishing to arrange funerals at Tideswell Cemetery. His details are posted on the Parish Council notice board on the Coop wall). New Councillors Wanted The parish council urgently needs to fill the six vacant slots. Councillors work on a voluntary basis, meeting once each month for a general meeting. They may represent

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the council on a variety of bodies and charities. It is a rewarding way of helping to influence the future of Tideswell. Public spirited people are plentiful in Tideswell, as the various articles in Village Voice each month prove. Anyone who is over 21 years of age and living within Tideswell Parish is eligible. Anyone interested in becoming a councillor should put their name forward in writing in the first instance to Sue. The closing date to register your interest is Friday 5th July 2013. There is a set procedure for electing or coopting members, which will be adhered to strictly. Interested individuals will be invited to a meeting of the council and asked to speak for a couple of minutes. Details of this meeting to co-opt new Councillors depends on a quorate council being present which will be either 8th or 22nd July depending on the holiday commitments of the current councillors. Details will be posted on the notice board when available and sent to those people who have so far expressed an interest. Full training can be given to those who wish to become councillors which will be provided free by the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils. The next parish council meeting will be held on Monday 1st July at 7.15 p.m. in the Vestry, Fountain Square Church. Members of the public wishing to present to the council may use the ten minute public slot at the start of the meeting. 10


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Living History


big thank you to those of you who have so far entered our Poetry Competition. Due to popular demand and the forthcoming ‘Litton Poetry Festival’ the closing date has been extended to the end of July. Some of our group will be present in the ‘big bus’ in Litton on Saturday 13th July, do come along and have a chat and try your hand at writing a poem. Remember there are cash prizes for the winners. Our plans to revamp the history box in Fountain Square are progressing nicely and we hope to make a start on the face lift in the next couple of months. We had an enquiry at our stall at the recent food festival a lady from South Africa

called Tess asked for our help in finding the family that her grandmother, mum and uncle lived with whilst they were evacuated from Manchester during the second world war. The Mawry family consisted of mum Margaret, and children Wendy and Brian and they lived with a farming family in the Tideswell area. Does anyone remember them and the family they stayed with? If so, please contact us and we can pass on the information. We hope you are still listening to the the interview clips and checking out the photographs in Gratton Gardens. Our next meeting is in Vanilla Kitchen, Friday 19th July 10 a.m. All welcome - tales or


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The message comes after two valuable mountain bikes and two lawn mowers were taken from homes in Tideswell and Great Hucklow.

Thieves also stole a silver and red mower from an outbuilding at a nearby property in Great Hucklow, from 6pm on Sunday, June 9 to 10am the next morning.

Thieves forced their way into a secure garage at a house in Sherwood Road, Tideswell between 7pm on Saturday, June 8 and 12.30pm on Sunday, June 9.

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olice are urging members of the public to boost the security of their homes after a number of shed and garage break ins.

A Canyon Nerve XC8 and a Marin Riftzone bike were stolen from the garage. Thieves cut the padlock to a brick outbuilding at another house in Sherwood Road but nothing was stolen in that offence.

Witnesses or anyone with information relating to any of the above break - ins should call Derbyshire police on 101.

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Litton Parish Council


itton’s Annual Parish Meeting held on 23 May was a very well attended event with some thirty people present drawn from across the Parish which includes the villages of Cressbrook, Litton Mill and Litton. The theme of the meeting was for Parish Councillors to listen to the views of residents and answer questions about the work of the Council. One of the aims of the Council is to listen to what residents say they want and then plan its work and allocate its resources accordingly. Councillors were therefore very pleased that the confidential feedback forms showed that residents felt they were able to get their point of view across to Councillors with comments such as the Parish Council feels open and honest . In addition to the meeting the Council sent out a questionnaire to all residents inviting them to say what they think the Council should do and again there was a good response. Using the

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questionnaire returns and what was said at the meeting, the Council met on 17 June to consider a first draft of a work plan prepared by Chris Thirtle (Litton Mill), John Butler (Cressbrook ) and Gordon Rooke (Litton). Over July and August all Councillors will be working on aspects of the draft plan so that in September the Council can make a firm decision on what it will do this financial year and allocate the budget accordingly. The draft plan is available to view on the Council’s web site but remember this is just a first draft and the plan to look out for will appear in September. For information the other Councillors are Mike Renger (Litton) , Anne Evans (Litton) and John Evans (Litton) One of the feedback forms said of the Annual Parish Meeting; ‘good meeting, well managed , well done’. The challenge now is to manage the delivery well! Our best wishes to all residents - John Evans (Chair )


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he June draw for the 200+ club is being held over until after the Wakes celebrations. If you wish to join the Tideswell & District Community Association and therefore be entered into the monthly draw please, come to our stall on carnival day and we can sign you up, £50 first prize in June!

Please would all businesses and local organisations let me know of any changes to contacts, meeting venues and 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. Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 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.

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Flower Troughs During the weekend 15/16 June members of the committee and other helpers placed the blooming beautiful troughs around the village, just one of the ways the money is spent to benefit the village. We would like to thank Vernon Watson for making the new troughs and all those who water and care for them during the summer.

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t is five months since our first lunch, though, of course, the first one was snowed off! There have been one or two minor glitches like a somewhat temperamental cooker and difficulty in maintaining a comfortable temperature during the first few very cold days. We have learned a bit about working the central heating and the cooker is in hand. The food is tasty and varied, there are three teams doing the cooking.

We meet once a fortnight at 12.o’clock in the Institute. A lift can be arranged for anyone having difficulty getting there. The next lunch is on Wednesday, 10th July. Why not give it a try? To book or for more information contact Val Pinnegar, 871083 or Alison Bennison, 71204 If there is anyone out there who is able to help with transport it would be appreciated. It would mostly only be once every 6 weeks, not too demanding!

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une 13th saw the History Club being led on a field trip round the Bridges of the Upper Derwent by a very amiable highways and guidestones historian - Howard Smith. We nowadays drive over bridges without a moments thought as to how vital it is that they are built right - but Howard told us many times how this or that bridge had been swept away by huge floods. We started off at Mytham Bridge which had started off as a ford crossing more than 700 years ago, being built up as a bridge in the 1400’s and then being swept away by a huge summer flood in 1856. The great expense of bridge building was met by the magistrates in those days and perhaps they were more interested in economy than design. This was also at the time before the Derwent Dams could control the huge torrents coming off the moors around Bleaklow. There wasn’t a lot of water flowing under Mytham when we visited but a great deal more at Leadmill because by then the Derwent has been joined by the Bradwell, Edale and Castleton rivers. Most intriguingly, the old packhorse route past Leadmill was once known as Halifax Gate because it mostly carried our Derbyshire wool away up to the mills of the West Riding. These

packhorse routes were vital because, Howard told us, until 1750 there were only four roads in Derbyshire that were capable of carrying wheeled traffic. He also told us of the importance of some placenames Grindleford means a ford used for carrying grindstones across, whilst Bamford means a ford that has beams of wood next to it. After visiting Grindleford and Froggatt bridges, we arrived at the one at Baslow which still has a little guardhouse on it. Here, the able-bodied men of Baslow took turns at Watch and Ward at night to prevent the unruly elements from Chatsworth getting into town. At this point in our learned field trip, more elementary desires took over and so we retired to the Eyre Arms at Calver for supper. It really is worth joining the history club if only for the superb chips and butties. Many thanks to the committee, especially Julia and Elaine for keeping us well - informed. Join us again in the Institute at 8pm on November 14th when John Morten will be telling us about the Midland Railway through the Peak District B. Woodall.


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T: 01298 873098 M: 07715 254620 E:

Tel: (01298) 871638

Coal for Sale

Tideswell Post Office

Travel Money

Pre Packed Premium House Doubles 20KG bags

Euro & US Dollar Turkish Lira and US Dollar Travellers Cheques all in stock.

Can provide Tonne or Half Tonne

Special rates for over £500 and over £1000

Very High Quality Product

Free Local Delivery High Heat, Long Flame, Low Ash

Ask about our Travel Money Card

Please call Jim Hall: 07752021715

Other currencies can be collected next day if ordered before 1pm. July 2013



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TASC & Holiday Club


he summer holidays are fast approaching and the Holiday club is open to any child between the age of 3 - 11yrs, 3 days a week over 5 weeks during the summer holidays and covering the inset days in September. Transport for the trips and workshop costs are funded by Awards for All, Tideswell & District Community Association and Andrew Batty. Below is the provisional programme of activities. If you would like to book or find out more details please phone the TASC mobile (07792 075486) between 3.15 and 6pm any week day or visit our web site http://tidza - asc. or e - mail the administrator for a copy of the programme, peter@ Full days £22.50, half days £13, reduction for siblings.

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Wednesday 24th July

Day trip Chestnut Centre (additional cost £5.50 - entrance fee)

Thursday 25th July

Visit Tideswell School of Food to make and eat your own lunch!

Friday 26th July

Create your own fish tank (am). Try your hand at baking cakes & biscuits to decorate and eat (pm)

Tuesday 30th July

Art & Craft activities in the morning followed by a Wildlife Workshop with animals to handle in the afternoon

Wednesday 31st July

TASC Sports Day - see what crazy sports we can think of for you to enjoy!

Thursday 1st August

Day trip to Matlock Farm Park (additional cost £5.50 - entrance fee)

Tuesday 6th August

Day trip to Millhouses Park, bring your swim suits to play in the water and a maximum £5 spending money

Wednesday 7th August

‘Paint A Mug’ to take home with expert tuition in the morning and visit Litton Park in the afternoon

Thursday 8th August

Visit Poole’s Cavern, Buxton (additional cost of £5.00 - entrance fee)

Tuesday 13th August

Italian Day - everything Italian all day!

Wednesday 14th August

Day trip to Chatsworth Farm & Adventure play area (additional cost - £6 entry fee)

Thursday 15th August

Treasure Hunt around Tideswell in the morning with TASC end of summer party and dance off in the afternoon

Monday 2nd September

Come to a chocolate workshop in the morning and enjoy arts & crafts in the afternoon or a visit to the park

Tuesday 3rd September

Day visit to Weston Park Museum - Sheffield

Wednesday 4th September

Pond dipping on the Eastern Moors Estate in the morning. In the afternoon to do what you want!



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Thank You


lagg Nursery School would like to thank all who helped make our Strawberry Fayre fundraising event a massive success. We are overwhelmed with the generosity shown by our donators in providing prizes, and by parents and community members on the day. We were able to raise a totally fantastic £2,000 which goes directly towards funding trips, visits and visitors to our outstanding Nursery School.



• Break out of exercise ruts with eclectic programs tailored to you • Reduce the time you spend exercising • Regain control of your body and weight loss goals • Fall in love with working out! LIMITED PLACES Wed evening 7.00pm: Fountain Square Hall, Tideswell. £7.50 per session or £25 per month (saving £5) Call: 07936 04 33 04 Email:

For more information please contact the school office on 01298 85208 / info@flagg. Alternatively, please take a look at our website: www.flagg.derbyshire.

EMMA OKO Level 3 Personal trainer - ETM instructor level 2

Guild Decoration Ltd

MAD about the Air Ambulance

All aspects of decorating undertaken


he Anchor Inn played host to the Manchester and District Biker’s charity fund-raising night on 21st June.

Quality work at sensible prices

With a strong turn out of leather-clad bikers and non-leather clad locals, over £700 was raised for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

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

Live music, Lynne Burns’ standup routine, a BBQ and a raffle all helped to raise this impressive total on a lovely pre-Wakes evening. The Anchor and MAD would like to thanks everyone who turned out and spent their money.

Dog Training at Fountain Square Hall from 15th April 2-3pm A relaxed, informal obedience class run by an experienced and qualified dog training instructor.

The Anchor would also like to thank the many local businesses who donated raffle prizes.

For information and to book please contact Geraldine.

Tel: 01298 871210 or 07500 169185 Email:

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Chef Joe’s Tasty Tideswell Treats ROAST RHUBARB WITH SWEET CICELY SYRUP Serves 2

Ingredients 200g rhubarb 50g caster sugar small handful of sweet cicely leaves water 1 long strip orange zest Method 1. Wash and trim the rhubarb and cut into 8cm lengths. Place in a shallow baking dish and scatter over the sugar, toss the rhubarb in the sugar and spread out in a single layer. Cover the tray loosely with foil. 2. Roast the rhubarb in a pre - heated oven at 200°c/ gas 6 for 10 minutes then remove the foil. The sugar should be dissolved. Roast the rhubarb for another 5 minutes or until tender. Remove the rhubarb from the tray and set to one side. 3. Add about 75ml water to the tray and stir the rhubarb juices to make a light rhubarb syrup. You may need to place the tray back into the oven to dissolve the sugar again. Pour the syrup into a small saucepan. 4. Scatter over the sweet cicely leaves and infuse the syrup for 10 minutes on a very low heat. 5. Pass through a sieve before serving and spoon over the warmed roasted rhubarb. 6. Serve the Rhubarb with shortbread biscuits and vanilla ice cream. The recipe has been used on some of The Tideswell School of Food’s courses using Rhubarb and Sweet Cicely from the community Garden July 2013


Wakes 2013



Camping * Bunk Barns * Training *


rganising Wakes? The easy part.... a bit more tricky is writing this article and not knowing whether you are reading it mid Wakes Week or feeling the post Wakes slump!!!!

All near Tideswell

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?

Either way, I will keep this short for now and hope everyone is enjoying the summer bustle of the village. There is so much going on and we hope that Wakes Week has kick started the summer season to your liking. We have thoroughly enjoyed organising the programme of events and picked up many new ideas along the way for Wakes 2014!

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

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


In the meantime, enjoy the summer and further Wakes Festivities updates will follow!

offers Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Reiki and Therapeutic Massage.

Wehearttidzawakes... that much is true! Thanks everyone for everything so far!

For further information please contact Costa on


0788 2618862 / 01298 402676

or visit the website:

Peak Volumes

(a bookshop the way they used to be)

Large holiday cottages on Tideswell Moor

Hulmes Vale Farm Cottages

Tideswell’s second-hand & antiquarian bookshop

Fiction, non-fiction and children’s books

Commercial Road, Tideswell

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

01298 872962

Contact Kate or Janyce 01298 873098 Email:

Come and Browse Madeira House,

(opposite the church, between the Post Office and Parlour Blue)


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Natural travellers on holiday


ideswell residents looking for a natural approach to treating illness have been keeping local homeopath Lindsay Allison busy as they gear up for the holiday season. They have been getting advice about how to help minor complaints both while abroad and on holiday in the UK. Digestive problems can blight even the best planned holiday, with tummy bugs being the most common travel - associated illness, according to the NHS Choices website. While simple measures such as not drinking tap water can reduce the risk of stomach complaints, homeopathic remedies can be used to help holidaymakers get back on track.

and diarrhoea, the patient is chilly, restless and anxious. Belladonna – useful in sunburn where the burn is throbbing, you can feel heat coming off the body, and the patient may have a headache. Cocculus – useful in travel sickness and jet lag, where there is nausea, vertigo (i.e. a ‘dizzy’ sensation as if you’re head is spinning), an empty feeling and you feel better lying still. Ledum - useful in puncture wounds and insect bites, where the area is swollen blue and cold, but better for cold. Arnica - the number one remedy for bruising & shock but also useful in jet lag where there is an exhausted bruised feeling.

Other common holiday complaints include sunburn, insect bites, jet lag and travel sickness. Lindsay who runs a clinic in Tideswell said: Many people are looking for a more natural way to help their ailments. Homeopathic medicines are non - toxic, so they are safe to use in people of all ages.

Note: patients are advised to consult their GPs before travelling abroad.

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Homeopathic medicine is holistic and while treatment by a professional homeopath is recommended, over - the - counter remedies can be used in minor ailments. It works in a different way to conventional medicine, with each remedy having its own specific characteristics. Useful remedies to take on holiday include:

2 Courses for £7 Mon - Thurs

2 Steaks on Tuesdays with a bottle of wine £20

Curry Night Wednesdays 2 curries for £10

Normal homemade food served as well Traditional homemade Sunday Dinners with all the trimmings £7.95

Arsenicum - the number one food poisoning remedy. There is much vomiting July 2013

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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

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DIY Steam Cleaning

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

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MICHAEL & JACKIES DANCENTRES Ballroom : Latin American : Sequence : Salsa : Zumba

(John & Steve)

Learn to Dance

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).

Professional tuition for Adult Beginners. Come along and have a great time learning the Quickstep, Waltz, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Jive, etc., in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

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

New class for Adult beginners Every Wednesday 7.00 – 8.00pm. Bishop Pursglove School, Tideswell

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

Classes in Bakewell & Buxton too Michael & Jackie Hough M.I.D.T.A.TEL: 01298 23171


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

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Willow and Leather

Farm Watch

s the longest day passes, Tideswell’s cricket team is moving towards the middle of the 2013 season. For a variety of reasons, there has only been one completed match on the Sports Complex ground, and it was a league game against the current Yorkshire & Derbyshire League 6th Division leaders, Hollinsend Methodists 3rd XI. But with 7 home games scheduled for July, all that looks set to change.

dedicated scheme aimed at helping to cut rural crime and protect farming communities has been launched in Derbyshire.


The League campaign is going well. Of the 8 teams in the 6th Div., TCC are now 3rd, just 1 point behind Norton Woodseats 2nd XI, who are the only team to have completed a full win over them. Although Tideswell suffered a losing draw at home to Hollinsend, they won away. In all cricket, TCC’s record is won 7, lost 2, plus 1 losing draw. There was also an entertaining tie at Graves Park in Sheffield, in a friendly against the Dore Moor XI. Dore Moor scored 116 in the 20 overs, which Tideswell exactly matched in reply, with the 9th wicket pair at the centre. Youth coaching is continuing on Thursdays, when the weather permits (Thursdays have been notably wet). Stuart the coach is optimistic that the youngsters he has will be able to form up a team at a later stage to play some friendly games against similar XIs.

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Farm Watch is a pioneering project that quickly spreads crime prevention advice, witness appeals and information to anyone signed up to it. Texts, emails and voice messages can be sent to hundreds of people at a time, pinpointed to a specific area. This means that if a suspicious vehicle, for example, is spotted near a farm and reported to the police, every Farm Watch member in that area will be warned to be on the lookout and double-check the security of their property. The free service, which launched on Monday, June 17, is being led by police and partners including Derbyshire Dales and High Peak local authorities, Derbyshire County Council and the NFU. Between October last year and March this year, thieves targeted farms across the county and made off with a huge range of items, from livestock to fuel. To sign up to Farm Watch, visit www. and fill in the simple registration form, ensuring you tick the ‘Farm Watch’ box. You can also sign up at events over the summer or when the police tractor is in attendance at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre. 32

Cover: The Doctor’s House, Buxton Road

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The July 2013 edition of The Village Voice, Tideswell's newsletter