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October 2013 Volume 20 Issue 10

Inside this issue.

Church Lads Brigade................................................................... Page 4 Bonfire Wood ............................................................................. Page 16 Parish Council Tenders.............................................................. Page 22

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

I received a letter for this month’s Village Voice. It concerned the unfortunate and untimely death of a Tideswell resident. It expressed some powerful views and ended with a plea to gossip-mongers to think before judging.

Thu 3 - Wakes AGM 19.30, The George Hotel Sunday 6 - Harvest Festival 10.30 Parish Church Mon 7 - Women’s Health MOT Day, Bakewell Agricultural Centre Thursday 10 - Tideswell Cinema ‘Il Postino’, 19.30pm The George Sat 19 - Nearly New Sale 1100 - 1300, at Youth Club in aid of Play Tideswell Sat 19 October - Surgery Open Day - 10 1400 at St John’s Institute Sunday 20 - Tidza Ramblers. Meet Cherry Tree Square at 10.00 Tuesday 22 - NT Live Hamlet, The George 19.30 Wed 23 - Walking for Health Sheldon 13.00 - 14.00. Thu 24 - The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock. BP School 19.30. £9.50 & £7.50 Wed 30 - Tideswell and District Voluntary Youth Club AGM, YC building 19.00 Thursday 31- NT Live Frankenstein The George 19.30

I have unfortunately been unable to print it, as it came in anonymously. The Village Voice has always sought to include all contributions it receives but cannot publish anonymous letters. Where contributors wish to have their details withheld, a note to that effect is all that is necessary. And whilst I’m on the subject of contributions, whilst I understand not everyone has access to a computer and email, I do get contributions that have been produced on a computer, printed out and then posted through my door. Please if you can send them by email as it is far quicker and easier to produce the VV that way. Pete Hawkins

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ike and I would like to say thank you to everyone for their cards, kind words and thoughts during my time away from Tideswell

s there anyone out there, please, who could spend time on the Pinfold, selling British Legion poppies? Quite a few of the people who live around the end of Sherwood Road and Tithe Barn Close are not mobile enough to get into the village shops to get their poppies; if you can help, can you give me a ring on 872089. Thank you.

Mike and Pat Hammond

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he Youth Club committee would like to thank the cubs and scouts for their sterling work this summer redecorating the youth club building - it looks a treat.

Jean Jackson, Poppy Appeal Organiser

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on’t know what to buy them for Christmas? Problem solved. Buy them a copy of the 2014 Artability Calendar, featuring watercolour paintings of local landmarks and available next month for £10 per copy.

he youth club restarted last month and is looking for more youngsters to join.

Children between the age of 11 and 16 are welcome on Tuesdays between 19.00 and 20.30.

Ask John Firth for details and place your orders by ringing 872897.

And a reminder the YC AGM is being held on 30 November at 19.00 in the Club Building. All welcome, particularly parents of club members.

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The Church Lads


have been commissioned to write a book entitled ‘Church Lads Brigade – 16th (Service) Brigade – King’s Royal Rifle Corps. The book will be in bookshops in 2014 (for the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War).

Sergeant Jesse Brightmore c480,

Rifleman S Goodwin c432,

Rifleman R Lomas c423, and

Lance-Corporal J.H Norman c657.

I have all of the basic details and they were all wounded, but I would like to add personal stories if I can find family members.

The book features boys from the Church Lads’ Brigades and five of those boys were from Tideswell. I am looking for families who might have memories, photos and letters that I could ask permission to include.

Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. My email is

They are: Jean Morris

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Training for farmers

Sheffield were finalised. We had attended The County Quiz - we didn’t come last and the team thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Judy had attended The Tideswell Community Association coffee morning, where all the different organisations in the village were present. Our Christmas lunch has now been booked. We were all reminded again how environmentally bad is the use of plastic bags. One of our members gave us a short report on her weekend attendance at Denman College.


he Farming Life Centre is organising three training sessions, led by Pennie Barker, an experienced farm secretary and trainer. • • •

Using Financial Information in Your Business - 15 October 2013 – 10.00 -13.00 Working Effectively with Your Accountant - 19 November – 10.00 -13.00 Tailoring Farm Records for your Enterprise - 10 December – 10.00 -13.00

The business meeting ended and Judy then introduced the evening’s Speaker - Mr. Robert Alan-Haver, who gave us a talk entitled ‘The Dolphin Experience’. We all enjoyed listening to his delightful story; he gave us an amazing insight into the life of Dolphins - both the solitary ones and those that live in pods. He told us about some of his incredible experiences swimming with them and how they had changed his life; we were all spell-bound.

You can attend if you are: • Farmers with 50% or more of their land in the SDA (Severely Disadvantaged Area) and their families and employees; • Self-employed agricultural and landbased workers spending 50% or more of their time working in the SDA. Those in full time education are not eligible. For more information please take a look at the Farming Life Centre’s website, give them a call (01298 85162) or email us: info@

The evening then finished with refreshments, and we all felt it had been a really interesting meeting. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th. October - 19.30 in Litton Village Hall. The Speaker will be Sheila Dyson, whose talk is entitled ‘Flight of a 1000 Eyes’.

New WI Season Starts


iller’s Dale & District W. I. held their first meeting after the summer break at their usual venue in Litton Village Hall on Wednesday 11th. September. The meeting was well attended and everyone was really pleased to catch up with other members. Our President, Judy Cooper, welcomed all the members and visitors.

We are always very pleased to welcome new members, friends and visitors to our monthly meetings. If you require any further information please contact Judy Cooper (01298 872881) if you require any further information.

The business part of the meeting then proceeded; plans for a visit to a Mosque in October 2013




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he High Peak Diabetic self help group held an innovative training day at the Buckingham Hotel, Buxton recently.

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Delegates learned of the latest trends in diabetes care from Beth Cooper, diabetes nurse, who used a quiz to blow away many myths about the condition.

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Biomedical Scientist Sue Barber spoke about the genetics of the various types of Diabetes, and Peak Park volunteer Ian Taylor discussed the benefits of exercise. New techniques in glucose testing and insulin delivery, smoking cessation, and Protection of Vulnerable Adults were described.

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The favourite item for many, was the talk from Nicola Crawford about the use of Diagnostic Dogs. Nicola showed a video of a child whose life was transformed by her “best friend”, a medical alert dog, who accompanies her to school, and alerts the teachers of impending medical crises.

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

The group would like to thank the High Peak Mayoral Charities for their support in subsidising the event. People whose lives are affected by diabetes are welcome to come along to all meetings. The training session this year was aimed not only at those newly diagnosed, but also individuals who care for patients, clients or friends who are diabetic.

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Tideswell Band Needs You


ummer has come and gone and the band has been busy attending a variety of engagements, most notably the fantastic Carnival and Wakes week here in the village. For various reasons, we now find ourselves short of a few players and would like to hear from anyone who plays a brass instrument, has played one or is learning. Any ability player is more than welcome and help would be provided within rehearsals where needed. We have a full new season to look forward to including • Sun 13 October - Buxton Pavilion Gardens bandstand • Sun 30 Nov - Eyam Christmas Lights • Sat 7 Dec - Chatsworth Courtyard • Sun 8 Dec - Eyam Hall Carols And of course all the usual Christmas festivities in Tideswell. If you can help fill our empty seats, we rehearse Monday and Friday in the Youth Club building (19.30 - 21.00.) Either come along one evening or call Simon on 07762 797595.

Nearly New Sale


lay Tideswell is holding a Nearly New Sale on the 19 October from 11.00 until 13.00 at the Youth Club Building. They’re looking for buyers and sellers of baby, toddler and children’s toys, clothing and maternity wear as well as nursery items and equipment. To register as a buyer please email or call 07902 003641 October 2013

Living History Poems


t the recent coffee morning held by the Community Association we launched our booklet of Poems and Short Stories. Hot off the Press, it went down a storm and at a small cost of £1.50 per copy you are seriously missing out if you haven’t bought a copy yet. Thank you to those who have already purchased a copy and thank you for the wonderful comments, a quote from one lady was ‘It is something I shall never tire of, I can read it over and over again’ and another lady said ‘The contents are a wonderful tribute to Tidza, some humorous stories and poems, some sad, some funny and some special memories’. The poems are the entries received for display in the Fountain Square telephone kiosk aka the ‘History Box’ – and at long last we are pleased to announce we will shortly be going ahead with the refurbishment. The short stories contained in the booklet have been penned by Trevor Hall, former resident and postman in Tideswell, a lovable character, who always has a funny story to tell and a trick up his sleeve. Trevor has kindly agreed to be interviewed so we hope soon to put some of it on line for you to listen to. If anybody out there has any stories or poems to add to our collection, please let us have them because we hope to add to the booklet. In the meantime, contact any member of our group if you would like a copy. (Gillian Adams (871900) Mary Landon (871817), Judy Cooke (872408) Paul Harrison (872285)).



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he much loved Italian film, Il Postino, is this month’s choice at Tideswell Cinema. Set in 1950s Italy, the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is exiled to a small island, where the son of a fisherman is hired to hand deliver his letters. Though poorly educated, the young postman develops a love of poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he falls in love with a beautiful girl, and needs Neruda’s help more than ever.

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Beautifully produced, this delightful film will be shown at 19.30 on Thursday 10 October at the George, and guest members are welcome to join our regular members - tickets are £4.75. And to kick off the evening, landlord Andrew will be pleased to serve you with a meal.

Steve is back in town cooking his Sunday lunches. Booking is advisable.



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Tue/Wed Evenings 7.30 pm Old Grammar School, Tideswell

We are now open 7 days a week Tel 01298 871519 Open 10 - 4 Mon – Thurs, 9 - 4 Friday, Sat and Sun 10-5pm

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

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

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Singers First


ater this year, Tideswell Singers in association with Hallam Choral Society, will be performing a ‘First’ in the north of England. In celebration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the choirs will perform ‘The World of the Spirit’ for choir, orchestra, soloists and narrators. This piece is rarely heard and although it has been performed recently in Germany and the US, there are no records of any performances in the north of England. The work was commissioned by the BBC in 1938 when Britten was 24. A new edition was made in 1996 and little is known about performances in the intervening years. The accompanying work will be Gounod’s Saint

Cecilia Mass, a glorious work in an operatic style, as expected from this composer. This will be a very rare opportunity to hear two wonderful works from two well respected, established choirs who enjoy working together to create a memorable occasion. The performance will take place in Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield at 19.30 on Saturday 23 November. For more information please visit: http:// Tickets (£12, £10 concessions, £5 students, accompanied under 16 free) are available from Tideswell Stores and Litton Shop.

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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Harvest Festivals


lease join us at one (or more!) of the Harvest Festival Services taking place in and around Tideswell 29 September 2013 - 10.30 Fountain Square church, Tideswell, followed by a bring and share lunch 6 October 2013 • 10.30 Harvest All Age Service (and Baptism) at St John’s Tideswell (Holy Communion Service at 08.00) • 11.00 Holy Communion and shared lunch at Litton • 11.00 Harvest Praise at Millers Dale • 15.00 Harvest Praise with the Band at Cressbrook 13 October 2013 - 18.30 Harvest Praise with the Peak Dale Junior Band at Wormhill.

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Gifts of fresh and non-perishable foods are welcome, in advance, or as offerings at the services.



he next meeting of our delightful small MS Get together group is on Saturday 26 October, 1400 in the ice cream parlour of Vanilla Kitchen, Tideswell. You are most welcome whether you are directly or indirectly affected by MS. We are very informal and don’t necessarily chat about MS but the topic might crop up now and again! For any queries please get in touch with Andrea M 01298 871820


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GUY COMPETITION Most Original Guy, made at home, will win a prize and lead the parade, so get making! Judging at 18.15 in Fountain Square.

Bonfire Wood


e plan to collect donations of wood for the bonfire during the week beginning October 28. Telephone Alan Brignell 871893; Andrew Turner 871902 or Judy Cooke 872408 with details of you and your wood contributions by October 25 so routes can be planned. 1st trailer load is free, with £5 donation appreciated for subsequent loads. Wood must be manageable and safe to handle. Please be there to help with your wood. We always need extra help with this wood collection, so please let Andrew and Alan know when you can help. There is no public access to the bonfire site to avoid fly tipping.

Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Saturday 2 November at Bishop Pursglove School. Meet at Fountain Square • 18.15 - Judging of the Guys • 18.30 - Parade starts • 19.00 - Bonfire lit • 19.30 - Firework display • 21.30 - Site closed Tickets available from the post office. Adults £4.50, 12 and Unders £2.50. An extra 50p for both on the gate. Hot food and drinks available.

October 2013

200 CLUB Thanks to some more new members. And the September winners are £25 - 081; £20 – 064; £10 – 225; £10 – 114; £10 - 056. Why don’t you join? See our web site. FLOWER TROUGHS Thank you to all those of you around the village who have tended the colourful flower troughs throughout the summer. We will collect them in shortly. Please keep any plants you wish. If you are able to empty the troughs, we will be very grateful.

Walking For Health


hy not try our local Tideswell and Litton walks? Walks last 90 minutes (approx.) and are fairly easy. The scheme is free and is designed to encourage walking for improved fitness and for the opportunity to socialize with others. We have a wonderful network of local footpaths. Do join us.

Tideswell walks 10:00 a.m October 2nd, 16th, Nov 6th, 20th, Dec 4th, 18th Meet in Fountain Square by the public toilets. Litton Walks Oct 9th, Nov 13, Dec 1. Meet at Litton School. For further details contact Walking for Health Officer, Howard Griffith, on 01629761194 or email howard. Alternatively contact Paul Black 01298871482. 16

New Theatre Season


new season starts this October for theatre in Tideswell. There are some great local and visiting shows coming up: make sure you see them! On 24 October New Perspectives Theatre Company returns with their latest production, The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock, on a national tour after its premiere at Curve Theatre Leicester. Spend an evening in the company of the master of suspense and find out what compelled him to make so many gripping films. Find out how he developed the ideas of his most famous films including Vertigo, Psycho and Marnie. Be drawn into the imagination of one of cinema’s most creative minds. 19.30 Bishop Pursglove School. Tickets £9.50 and £7.50 (concessions) from Tideswell P.O. and Litton Shop

On 27 to 30 November Tideswell Community Players perform the cult play, The Stirrings In Sheffield on a Saturday Night. With a cast of over 30 and rousing songs, the play tells an exciting story of rebellion, murder, bombing and intrigue amongst workers in nineteenth century Sheffield. Performed in the magnificent setting of Tideswell Parish Church this play will entertain you with a story based on true events and send you home humming! More details next month. More information from theatre@tideswell. net or 01298 871063. Join the emailing list for regular updates and follow Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter.

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he priority for the council during October is to appoint a permanent Clerk. Elsewhere in this edition, you will find an advertisement for the post. We want people to apply who have a real commitment to serving the community and who have strong organisational skills. This is a very important appointment for the council. Our September meeting started on a positive note with the council deciding to contribute £750 towards the cost of renovating the porch and steps at The Cressbrook, formerly known as Cressbrook Club. Cllr John Butler who lives in Cressbrook presented an excellent report which described how hard the management committee of volunteers has worked to raise funds. He explained that one of the grants the management committee has been offered is for £3750 but it is conditional on the parish council contributing 20% . The council understands that The Cressbrook is an important facility for residents and it agreed that allocating £750 to bring in £3000 is a good use of parish council resources. We wish the management committee every success with the project.

good indeed especially the pointing of the wall which was part funded by the management committee of the flats and the creation of a ramp to assist disabled access. The cost of the whole project was kept to a minimum by local residents volunteering to undertake preliminary work on the site and the council extends a very warm thank you to those involved. Thank you also to Cllr Chris Thirtle who lives in Litton Mill and saw the project through to completion. Cllr Anne Evans started work during August on tidying up the cemetery and refurbishing benches on the Village Greens in Litton; both of these are long term projects. Anne plans to bring a report to the council later in the year which sets out arrangements for the cemetery’s regular maintenance and proposals for the completion of the Garden of Remembrance. We thank Cllr Gordon Rooke who has taken on the task of checking regularly on the equipment and condition of the Litton playground and for arranging for new signs to be made to replace the temporary ones and these will be in place by mid-October. There has been a change in our Policing. PC Phil Maycock has taken up a new post in Buxton and has been replaced by PC Ian Tideswell Pre-school Hyde. We wish well765377 in his new role and Tel: Phil 07840 welcome Ian and hope to see him soon.

For children aged 2 to 5 OFSTED Registered, Vouchers accepted @ The Old Grammar School,John Church Lane(Chair) Evans Includes pre-school Breakfast Club

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

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

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Parish Council Matters


t’s been a while since there’s been a PCM in the Voice, but we’re pleased to announce that Tideswell has got a new, dynamic and approachable parish council. After the majority of the old council resigned en masse, six new members have been co-opted and with another co-option after Sue Willis resigned for personal reasons, we are now up to full strength. Your new council comprises Sue Barber (Chair), Pete Hawkins(VC), Jen Bower, Mary Landon, John Chapman, Dorothy Whitehouse, Rod Baraona, Russell Andrew, Charles Rising and Rob Puckett. If you have any matters of concern, please contact a councillor or, as our clerk is currently on long-term sick leave, email Sue on sooby@

Playground Tenders The council has recently replaced six wornout swings and are now seeking tenders for the further refurbishment of the three play areas. The council is also hoping to start some much needed maintenance work on the car park at Town Head and again will shortly be seeing tenders for the work. Please contact Sue if you’re interested in tender for either. We will also soon be taking control of the public toilets in the village from the district council. We hope to issue a tender document shortly for their refurbishment and once done will be putting the cleaning contract out to tender. Watch this space for more details. The council looks forward to serving you.


APPOINTMENT OF CLERK AND FINANCIAL OFFICER Do you have the enthusiasm and skills to help us make our Parish Council run like a Swiss watch ? If you do then we would like to hear from you. Please contact Sue Stockdale (01298 813320 for an information pack which will tell you more about the job and the person we are looking for as well as how to apply. You do not need to be a qualified clerk . Relevant experience, skills and enthusiasm for the work is what we are looking for. The post is remunerated and averages 20 hours a month. Closing date for applications Friday 11 October 2013. October 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


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‘Hamlet’ and ‘Frankenstein’


s part of The National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Tideswell Cinema has two screenings this month, in their NT Live season.



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On Tuesday 22 October, a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet will be shown, with Rory Kinnear taking the lead role. The Times writes “Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb. This is a Hamlet for now.” The Independent comments “A chilling production that demands to be seen”.

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On Thursday 31 October, the acclaimed production of Frankinstein will be screened. On different nights, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation, and both won the coveted Olivier Award in 2012 for their superb performances.


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

Two productions will be screened the following week - Vepres Siciliennes from The Royal Opera House on Monday 4 November, and on Thursday 7 November the play Habit of Art from the National Theatre.

Call us: Fiona 01298 871063 or Juliet 01298 872333. We work with Katie at Peak Pets to ensure your animals have all the care they need.

All are shown at The George, and for further details visit www.tideswellcinema. com. To book tickets, either email or phone 01298 872993.

Dog Training at Fountain Square Hall A relaxed, informal obedience class run by an experienced and qualified dog training instructor. For information and to book please contact Geraldine.

Tel: 01298 871210 or 07500 169185 Email:

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SPICED BLACKBERRY AND HONEY FOOL Serves 2 Ingredients • 150ml double cream • 120g blackberries, keep 6 to one side for garnish • 1 tbsp. natural yoghurt • 2 tsp. honey • 2 tbsp. port • ½ tsp. cinnamon • seeds from ½ a vanilla pod Method Place a small saucepan over a medium heat; add the port, blackberries and cinnamon. Gently cook the blackberries for 4 minutes or until they burst and release their juices. Use a stick blender to puree the blackberries, pour through a sieve if you want a smooth puree. Whip the double cream with the vanilla seeds. Mix the honey and yoghurt together. and fold through the whipped cream. Place a spoon of the blackberry puree in the bottom of 2 serving glasses. Gently fold the rest of the puree through the cream to create a rippled effect. Gently spoon this mixture into the glasses. Top with the reserved blackberries and dust with icing sugar, serve with shortbread biscuits or tuiles.

Today’s recipe is both to celebrate the mass of wild, and free, blackberries around at the moment and because it’s British Food Fortnight from 21 Sept until 6 October. October 2013

Plans for the first batch of beer from the School’s Tideswell Brewery are well under way. The first beer will be called “Ebb and Flow”, named by Anthony Gill during Wakes week in honour of Tideswell famous well. More details of our beer to follow.

Community Garden


he Kitchen Garden has had a storming summer and thanks to all who have worked in the garden and those who have donated seeds and equipment, we have managed to grow a fantastic array of vegetables and fruit. And so much has been happening too. LUNCHEON CLUB: a successful harvest has meant that we have been able to offer produce to the. So far they’ve enjoyed our broad beans, runner beans, beetroot, onions, peas, sugar snaps and blackcurrants. ALLOTMENT SHOW – we entered six different vegetables and were thrilled to win first prize for two – beetroot and shallots. MOSAIC PROJECT – We had visitors from the National Park’s Mosaic Project. Lots of produce was picked from the garden that went towards making a fantastic and fun multicultural feast. COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS – Joe (School of Food Chef) has used the produce for his many demonstrations including the Buxton Festival, Bakewell Show and Chatsworth Country Fair. We are now beginning to plan for next year. If you are interested in helping in any way, please do get in touch with Maureen (871542) or Judy (872408) – we’d love to hear from you. 26

Cressbrook Film Club

Peak Volumes


ilm fans get your calendars and diaries out! Here are the films and dates for the new season 2013-14 at The Cressbrook Doors open 19.30 for 20.00, the bar will be open for refreshments before and after the film and as ever, there’s a warm welcome for old and new members and guests. •

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(a bookshop the way they used to be) Fiction, non-fiction and children’s books

Come and Browse Madeira House,

LINCOLN (Friday 18 October 2013) Steven Spielberg directs Daniel DayLewis in a drama which focuses on the 16th US President’s tumultuous final months in office. With Sally Field and Tommy Lee-Jones. Nominated for 12 Oscars and winner of the BAFTA Best Actor award for Daniel Day-Lewis. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Friday 8 November) THE GREAT GATSBY (Friday 6 December) ARGO (Friday 10 January 2014) QUARTET (Friday 14 February) MARGIN CALL (Friday 14 March) TEA WITH MUSSOLINI (Friday 11 April) Friday 9 May A recent release from the Oscars, London Film Festival or BAFTA

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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? 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

Go to the website www.cressbrookclub. for details of membership, more film programme details and a map to find The Cressbrook.

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Membership of Cressbrook Film Club is £20 for the whole season with guest membership available at £5-00 per film for adults and £3 for kids.You can contact Carole Perks 01298 871 451 to renew your membership, become a member and book guest tickets in advance.

Ideal for large group celebrations including birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc. Stag and Hen parties welcome Contact Kate or Janyce 01298 873098 Email:


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Leather on Willow

Surgery Open Day

s the Village Voice goes to press, TCC have just one more match to play, having played 32 out of a scheduled 44 games this summer. This will be our 5th match against Youlgreave this year, with the score 3-1 to Tideswell at the moment.

aturday 19 October 2013 10.00 – 1400 at St John’s Institute, behind the Church, Tideswell


As predicted in the last issue, TCC finished 3rd in the Yorkshire & Derbyshire 6th Division. The last 2 League matches saw a home win v Sheffield Transport 2nds (5 wickets to Dan Shirt) and then an incomplete defeat to Norton Woodseats in Graves Park, Sheffield. This means Tideswell didn’t match Norton’s score (in fact they finished only 15 short) but weren’t all out, and it also means Norton finished 2nd in the League, although they would have done that even if they’d lost. After this game, a Norton supporter collapsed with a suspected heart attack and was helped by Tideswell players, for which Norton sent a letter of appreciation to the Y&D League which was forwarded on to us. Despite failing to win promotion at the first attempt, this has been a good season for TCC. Of 15 League games, we won 9, and of the 8 Sunday friendlies, we won 6. The format we have usually been best at, the mid-week 20-over bash, was our least successful, but even there we won 5 of the 9 played and tied another.


We will be serving tea, coffee, and homemade cakes. So come along and grab a bite to eat with your friends and family. A raffle will be draw, you can buy tickets at the Surgery or on the day. Doctors and Practice Nurses from the surgery will be offering FLU JABS to anyone who falls within the DOH criteria e.g. • Over 65’s • Patients with respiratory conditions • Patients with supressed immunity • Diabetics • Patients who are pregnant • TIA/CHD patients • There will representatives from local organisations including: • Buxton Fire Service • Deaf and Hard of Hearing • Police • Derbyshire Carers • Derwent Car Scheme • Patient Advisory Liaison Service • Citizens Advice • Farming Life Centre Flu clinics at the Surgery are now available for booking – please call 01298 871292

We only had to cancel once this summer (in a friendly) for want of players, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a few more to draw on, so if you think you could contribute next year, please do get in touch (via Bob Walkden 871804). October 2013


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

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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).

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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

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

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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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Bowl’d Over


oe, woe & thrice woe bowling aficionados I write this with tears in my e-eyes The bowling season’s ended. We’ve gone from snow to prolonged sun, blooming hanging baskets, flowery troughs which have all but come to their end – even the bees can’t find sustenance. A solitary wasp on the Muppet Gallery was so desperate that it stung the innocent young Mr. Turner who had miraculously survived the Wain wedding fest. Andrew applied vinegar & the wasp died of alcohol poisoning. So what are we going to do ‘til next April? Dave Wain has incarcerated me in the pavilion with, sleeping bag, camp bed & a few Red Cross food parcels – he’s set the alarm for April.

promoted. I think Bob cooked the books, much to the fragrant Diana’s displeasure, to top the averages. So that’s it… Matt Bratts thinks he’s off the hook; his so-called friends ply me with strong ale for him to be mentioned. I’d just like to say, despite those gangly legs, thanks for your work on the green & all the best in your MA year.

p.s. Cop this: The supremely sophisticated e-expert Mike Watson has revamped our website (yes, we, apart from me, are up to the mark) so please have a look. Thanks Mike.

Back to bowling; we bowl indoors, which whilst it’s bowling it’s bowling but not as we know it. We do this on Friday evenings at the school from 18.00 so come and have ago. Sorry, I forgot that you’ve been waiting for the bowling news. We have had a very good year:


The Monday team came 4th out of 11 with that very cool & elegant maestro Terry Shaw topping the averages – congratulations you person of dubious parentage.

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In the Tuesday Mixed Up Pairs we came 4th out of 7 with Bob ‘Bouncing’ Eyre top of the averages.

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In the Thursday Vets ( please take me to a vet for the humane killer) we came 2nd out of twelve and, rapturous joy, we’ll be October 2013



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October 2013 The Village Voice  

The October 2013 edition of the Village Voice - the newsletter of the village of Tideswell