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

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September 2012 Volume 19 Issue 9

Inside this issue. Holiday Cottage debate............................................................................................. Page 10 Tideswell Cinema........................................................................................................ Page 13 Poppy Collectors......................................................................................................... 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.

Drawing: Pot Market


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From the Editor

Dates for the Diary


pologies if the September issue arrives late through your door. Not the fault of our valiant team of folders, who risk monthly injury and repetitive strain injury folding the VV for you. Nor is it the fault of the hardy deliverers who brave storm and tempest to bring each exciting issue to you. Nope, all my fault cos I chose to go on holiday just at the wrong time.

1 to 9 - Wardlow Gingerbread Festival. Tabletop sale and Home made refreshments 11 - 4.30 Sun 9 - Tidza Ramblers. Meet Cherry Tree Square at 10 am Sat & Sun 15 & 16. Wardlow Mires Pottery & Food Festival

Fully refreshed from a week in the fabulous mountain of the Picos de Europa in Spain (and the vibrant and exciting city of Bilbao - now they have a music festival even Tidza would struggle to pull off!) I bring you September’s issue of the Voice.

Wed 19 - Wakes AGM. Fountain Square Church Vestry 8pm Sat 29 - Macmillan Coffee Morning and kids fun weekend,Verona House.

Lots of fab things going off in the village the highlight of which must be the inaugural National Theatre showing (and the extra date because it’s been so popular). I’m definitely looking forward to that one. Hope to see you there. Pete Hawkins

The Anchor Inn

George Hotel Tideswell

Four Lane Ends, Tideswell

Under new management.

Traditional Bar Meals cooked by award-winning chef

New menu incorporating locally sourced home-cooked food

Quiz night & supper every other Friday Functions also catered for

Opening hours 11.00 am to 11.30pm

01298 871371 September 2012

Tel.: 01298 871382 2

Macmillan Coffee

Help for Students

nn and Thomas would like to invite you to their Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 29th at Verona House.

ishop Pursglove Foundation is a charity which has a small amount of money available each year to distribute as grants to students at university or colleges of higher education (18+), to help with the cost of books or equipment relevant to their course. The charity’s requirement is that the student’s home when not away at university is in the parish of Tideswell, Litton, Cressbrook, Millers Dale, Wheston, Wormhill or Peak Dale.



Also a fun weekend and picnic for kids on Saturday and Sunday (29/30 September). All proceeds to go to Macmillan Nurses and other cancer charities.

Wakes AGM

If you think you may be eligible, or know of someone who is, contact Mrs Margaret Slyfield at the Old Shoe Shop in Tideswell for an application form. Please note that completed application forms should be returned to Mrs Slyfield by September 15th for consideration at the autumn meeting.


ideswell Wakes AGM will be held on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm in the Vestry at Fountain Square Church. The current Wakes Committee will have to retire as protocol at the AGM, therefore new members will be required to form a new committee so the Wakes Festivities can continue.

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

Opening times Tues to Sat 10-5pm

Telephone: 0207 219 3511 E: 3

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Comment on Trails

he Peak District National Park Authority would welcome people’s views on its first management plan for four recreational trails used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse-riders each year.


A six-week public consultation on the draft five-year plan is now under way, and people have until September 17 to give their feedback on looking-after/trailsplan

The draft management plan was drawn up with the help of user-groups in a series of workshops over the past year, plus a Trails Saturday when trail-users were asked to fill in surveys.

The four trails, owned and managed by the Authority, are all former railway lines with a relatively flat terrain that offers easy access and traffic-free enjoyment. •

Trails manager Abi Ball said: “Given the importance of the trails to local people and visitors, we’d like to give people the opportunity to comment on the plan. Any comments should be emailed to me at”

Monsal Trail, 8.5 miles from Bakewell to Wyedale, near Buxton.

Tissington Trail, 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, near Hartington High Peak Trail, 10.5 miles from south of Buxton to Longcliffe, near Wirksworth Thornhill Trail, a short two-mile stretch near the Upper Derwent Valley.



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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Name and Address supplied Patricia Lawton DipCFHP, MPSPract

is a dirty word for some.


Wasn’t it wonderful to see the many happy volunteers helping to make the 2012 Olympic Games the great success it was? Weren’t you proud to be British?

held at Fountain Square Pharmacy Ltd, Tideswell on Thursdays. Nail Trimming, Removal of Corns & Callouses Verruca Treatments

“Volunteering is for the retired, those with time on their hands.” This was levelled at me recently.

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

Totally untrue. Those Games Makers were from all walks of life and of all ages. They all enjoyed their “jobs” meeting, greeting and helping strangers.

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

My parents were both teachers who, in their “spare“ time, helped to run our village youth club – for free. They passed on their community work ethic to me and my sister. Now my children, both in full time employment, are involved in running sports clubs for the children in their communities. We all enjoy meeting new people and working along side them - and we are not unusual.

Tel: 07968 167036 Litton Approved by Westfield Health

Without people willing to give time to our community of Tideswell, there would be no cubs, guides, wells dressings, bonfire and fireworks displays, flowers in troughs and gardens,Tideswell Cinema and Theatre, Community Association, Sports Clubs, Parish Council, Wakes Week............. What a dull place this vibrant village would become!

Peak Physique

Sport Massage & Reflexology

Time is precious to everyone. But even the odd hour of your time would enable many of our village groups to continue to function.Volunteering is in fact very rewarding.

Alice Lee-Overton MSMA MAoR Millers Dale 01298 872462 5

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the fort Carl Wark, climbing up to Higger Tor, then having lunch near Burbage Bridge. Colourful caterpillars interested our flora and fauna expert who informed us that the bright green Emperor moth can smell a female of its species up to six miles away!



ur next Get Together is on Saturday 15th September, 10:30-12:00 in the Ice Cream parlour at Vanilla Kitchen. One might ask why we have called our Get together a “Get together” and not a meeting? Well the answer is that we don’t have an iota of formality. We are simply a bunch of people, usually about 6-8 of us, both men and women, from 30s+. Our common factors are the bizarrenesses of Multiple Sclerosis and that we live near Tideswell! We are as happy to discuss MS as we are not to. In fact at the last meeting the topic of MS didn’t even come up; one might have been forgiven for thinking it was Tideswell’s Liza Minnelli fan club!

Some of the larger stone formations in this area are named - Mother Cap for example. Children would enjoy giving their own names to many of the other unusual shapes and, with two ice cream vans en route, it would be a good walk for them. Rain began minutes before the end but we just quickened our pace to avoid putting on waterproofs. The group is beginning its second year and we look forward to many more enjoyable walks. Helen Royle - 872550

So if you have MS and are interested in coming along, you would be made most welcome. Just pop along or give me a call beforehand.

Broken Window


ould the person responsible for breaking the door window at Verona House, Queen Street on Sunday August 19th between 12.30 and 1 am, and found it amusing, please have the decency to come forward, apologise and pay for damages.

Andrea M 01298 871820

Tidza Ramblers


here were raised voices as I approached the meter at Surprise View car park where I’d gone to check out the route prior to last month’s walk. My heart sank when I found out that this meter only accepts credit cards however an obliging person used her plastic and I handed over my coins gratefully.

The police were called at the time of the incident. I wasn’t amused by it. I was coming back from a well-earned break and had to come back to this. Since February I have been looking after my son who is, for the moment, in remission from cancer. Ann Smith

We were lucky with the weather again on the day of the walk and enjoyed looking at September 2012


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Turkish Lira and Travellers Cheques all in stock.

Great Rates on Euro.

Whether it is a one-off dog walk, a regular booking or care whilst you are away get in touch to discuss your pet’s requirements.

We will give the same exchange rate as the Post Office Internet if you spend £1000 or more so you get extra for your money.

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Reduced price alarms

take to make life as difficult as possible for criminals.”


esidents and business owners in the Derbyshire Dales are being offered discounted driveway alarms to help deter thieves.

Contact the Derbyshire Dales local policing team on 101 for more information.


The wireless alarms are being made available at local police stations. They usually cost between £30 and £35 but are being sold at £20 to residents.


erbyshire residents are being encouraged to help shape a new health and social care watchdog which will make sure their views are considered when services are planned and delivered.

The alarms are being promoted by the Safety Partnership - which is led by Derbyshire Dales District Council and the police.

Healthwatch is a new service set up by the Government which from April 2013 will allow local people to influence, challenge and get involved in the planning of health and social care services.

When triggered the battery-operated infrared driveway alarms activates a portable alarm that can be carried anywhere in the house up to a maximum of 90 metres away. No wiring is necessary and all the outdoor parts are fully waterproof.

Anyone interested can get information about Healthwatch, find workshop details and have their say in an online questionnaire until 15 October at healthwatchderbyshire. For more information and paper copies of the questionnaire call 01629 539172, email

A Safer Neighbourhood Policing spokesman said: “The Derbyshire Dales has a great reputation as a safe place to live and do business and this driveway alarms initiative is just one of the measures local people can

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Delivered to your home or venue Quality food at reasonable rates

Tel: 01298 872312 07866 371133 07814 022601 Email:

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01298 871694 or 07941 718674 September 2012


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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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Holiday Cottages


read the letter regarding ‘Holiday Cottages” in the August edition with great interest. There are a large number of holiday cottages in the village and whilst these people do not join the cricket club or darts team, they do contribute a lot to the village especially when they shop, eat in the pubs, and mingle with us locals. There is, however, a far greater evil than holiday cottages. I recently spent some time in North Norfolk, where up to 50% of the properties in some villages are “Second Homes” owned by people who buy them just to have a holiday for a four weeks a year. For the rest of the year these houses lie empty. And guess what, there are some of these in Tideswell. This is what deprives local people of a place to live and contributes almost nothing to the local economy. It is a shame when these people could probably afford a holiday in a luxury hotel for a month for what it costs to maintain a “second home’ for a year, however these homes have an investment value!

are not acknowledging the importance of tourism to the economy of Tideswell. Visitors to the village contribute hugely to the revenue of our shops, pubs and eateries – this spend is a major factor in helping our high street survive. And all the residents of Tideswell benefit from this. The Visit Tideswell group are a not-forprofit group of accommodation owners who mostly live in the village and who want the village to thrive. We do a lot to encourage our visitors to spend money in the local economy and get involved in village life whilst they are here. We actively promote village activities through events listings on our website. We fund the production of the Tideswell Trials – which encourage visitors to explore the village, rather than simply park up and go walking. We would welcome the thoughts and ideas from others in the village about how we could do more to encourage our visitors to be more “community minded” whilst they are here. Our next meeting is on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm (upstairs at The George). All are welcome to come and share their ideas with Visit Tideswell members and the committee.

PILATES IN THE PEAKS ‘In 30 sessions, you’ll have a whole new

I am not sure where your other contributor is coming from - but I don’t even own one home, I rely on DDDC for the roof over my head, like many others of us.

body.’ - Joseph Pilates. Don’t take his word for it Come and try it for yourself!

Body Control Pilates class at

Litton Village Hall Fridays at 9.30

Name and Address Supplied

Classes are small to ensure personal supervision so booking is essential private tuition also available

Response from David Brindley, Chair of Visit Tideswell Whilst I fully recognise the points made by “Name Withheld” about the potential impact of holiday cottages on a village, they September 2012

£8.50/class (payable as block for 6 week - £51) or £10 drop in Call Rosalind Hoyes on 01629 258463 or 07903 778619 Email:



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Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 or Judy Cooke 872408

Are you new to the village?


elcome to all the new members of Tideswell and District Community Association. Thank you for joining the group which aims to make our community an even better place to live.

Please collect a Welcome Pack, free of charge and full of helpful information, from Peak District Dairy Shop or go on our web site

200+ Club

The results of the August 200+ Club draw

£50 - 107,

£25 - 263

£20 - 071,

£10 - 144

£10 - 090,

£10 -065

A warm welcome to all! No previous experience necessary.

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

Congratulations to all the winners this month. If you wish to join for the remainder of the year please contact


Tideswell Pre-school Tel: 01298 871888

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C hi ld

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.

For children aged 2 to 5

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.

Registered and inspected by OFSTED

Free nursery vouchers accepted Please support your village pre-school, where we make learning fun

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

Admissions Julie 01298 871903 Treasurer Dawn 01298 871131 September 2012


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ideswell Cinema’s new season opens with the winner of five Oscars - the much acclaimed silent movie “The Artist”, on Thursday 27th September. This comedydrama is set in 1927, and depicts the dawn of ‘talkies’ and the decline of the silent movie era. George Valentin is a Hollywood matinee idol, loving the spotlight that his fame brings, and enjoying the success of his latest silent film. Peppy Miller, an aspiring young actress, literally runs into his life by planting a kiss on his cheek at the film’s Premiere - an action caught by press photographers and followed by the headline “Who is this girl?” Valentin helps launch her as a star, but soon the arrival of talking pictures sends their

careers in opposite directions, and turns George’s world upside down. The film will be shown at 7.30pm upstairs at the George. Members can take their seats from 7pm, Guest Members (£4.75) can fill the remaining seats from 7.15pm. The new venture of Live Screenings from The National Theatre and The Royal Opera House has been very enthusiastically received, and tickets for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night,-time on September 6th, sold out immediately. For information on our future programme, please phone Tony on 872379, or Margaret on 871681.

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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New Supper Club


ollowing requests for a monthly supper club we are testing out the demand and have planned a couple of events at the School of Food:28th September 7.30-9.30pm 21 October lunch time 1pm-3pm Please check the website for the menu which will be confirmed by early September or call us on 01298 871262 for more information. www.tideswellschooloffood.

Live Arts


e were very surprised to sell out all tickets for the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on the first day of general sale. To cope with the demand we are screening an encore performance on

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the evening of 7 September. Please do call (872379) or email (info@tideswellcinema. for tickets. Seats cost £10 If you would like to book tickets for The Last of the Haussmans starring Julie Walters on 11 October, get in touch on the first day of general sale (10 September) to give yourself the best chance of securing a seat. Tickets are priced at £10. We do block order official National Theatre programmes for each performance priced at £3. If you would like to reserve a copy then please request this at the time of booking. We shall also be screening Swan Lake from the Royal Ballet on 23 October. Tickets go on general sale on 17 September and will cost £12 (£10 concessions). See www. for more details.


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

Produced in Tideswell Look out for our ice cream vans and trailers on sites around the Peak District National Park and at shows and events. Tel: 01298 871786 or 07867 533965 Shop: 01298 873100 Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 5.30pm Sun 10am - 5.30pm 15

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Parish Council Matters


o members of the public attended the August meeting.

In line with national guidelines, a new Code of Conduct was adopted. It was unanimously decided that Tideswell would adopt the NALC Code of Conduct. All members present submitted forms giving pecuniary interests. An acknowledgement had been received from Derbyshire Dales DC regarding the Public Toilets, but no further information had been received. The old Public Phone Box is to assume its new role now we have been successful in our lottery bid. The parish council purchased the Box for Tideswell for £1. Other finance was discussed and the council’s liabilities paid. The appraisals for council staff have taken place and subsequent meetings with the staff, Chairman Philip Swarbrick,Vice Chairman Sue Barber and Parish Clerk Lesley Bramwell had proven constructive. Once again the cemetery was a cause for concern. It is now many years since the parish council of the day erected the notice asking members of the public to respect the burial ground. Over the past few months the guttering on the building, together with the water butts has been stolen. The water butts, replaced quite recently, have been stolen again. A temporary butt, kindly donated by a resident, is in place until yet another one is positioned. The council spends time , money and effort in maintaining the cemetery, but is battling against the odds. Recently the following have been removed from the site: An old door, domestic kitchen units, batteries, September 2012

tyres,household rubbish, garden waste and building waste. This is not only costly to remove but is disrespectful to the memory of those buried there and distressing to the bereaved. Please, if any readers witness any dumping, would they report it to the council. A wheelie bin is provided for use at the site. A different problem has been that of monuments being wrongly positioned. Again, this is distressing for relatives of the deceased, and problematic for the Council. Some plots have been excavated by using a mini-digger which has smashed curb stones surrounding the plots. The playground group reported that the Richard Lane ground was now refurbished and holes filled in. Pruning of one of the larger overhanging trees is to allow the memorial tree to receive more light. The planting of the flowerbeds continues, and many favourable comments have been received about the Bank Square/ Gratton Garden. The volunteers who donate plants, and the volunteers who plant them, make Tideswell a pleasing place to live and deserve our thanks. Similarly, the Community Association’s efforts in organising the competition for the red, white & blue theme for hanging baskets have brightened many a dull wet unseasonable day this summer. Sue Barber, TPC


September Courses at the Tideswell School of Food Sunday 2nd— Introduction to Brewing 9.30am—1.30pm £85

Thursday 20th— Pork Pie & Piccalilli 1pm—4.30pm £85 Saturday 22nd - A Day Baking Bread 10am—4pm £135

Sunday 23rd— Autumn Preserving Wednesday 5th - Baking Bread 10am—1.30pm £70 10am—2pm £85 Friday 7th— Middle Eastern 10am—1.30pm £85 Saturday 8th— Introduction to Brewing 9.30am—1.30pm £85

Tuesday 25th—Cooking for the Young at Heart — FREE. Contact Sue Sheldon to book on 01629 813657

Monday 10th— Cake Decoration 6.30pm—8.30pm £32

Wednesday 26th—Fish, Seafood & Vegetarian 10am—4.30pm £135

Wednesday 12th— The Italian Kitchen 10am—4pm £150

Thursday 27th— Thai Evening 6.30pm—8.30pm

Thursday 13th— Indian Evening 6.30pm—8.30pm £32 Friday 14th—Introduction to Brewing 9.30am—1.30pm £85 Friday 14th— Wine Tasting 7pm –9pm £15 Saturday 15th— Thai Cookery 10am—1.30pm £85 Tuesday 18th— Introduction to Sausage Making 6.30pm—8.30pm £32 Wednesday 19th— Vietnamese Evening 6.30pm—8.30pm £32

Saturday 29th— Foraging for & Cooking with Edible Mushrooms 10 am—5 pm £95 Sunday 30th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am—1.30pm £85 To find out more about membership or to book a course visit or call us on 01298 871262 or come to the school. 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

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

Competitive prices

Contact SIMON LEWIS on 07762 797595 for more details.

Tel: 01298 83651 or 07858 125059


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

Opening Hours: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Late:

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

Good quality Dutch Flowers & Plants Gifts & Home Accessories Cards & Gift Wrap Balloons

Coffee Shop Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 9JL 01433 621133 –

By appointment 871779

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CELLO CONCERT in memory of Ann Atkinson Derbyshire’s Poet Laureate from 2009 – 2011 7.30 pm , Saturday, 20th October 2012 Christ Church, Litton (near Tideswell).

Music by Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi and J.S.Bach performed by Tom Collingwood, with accompaniment. Tom is a solo cellist and chamber musician who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has performed at the Manchester International String Quartet festival. He is regularly invited to European festivals and is founding member of the Zemlinsky Trio. There will also be two other items on the programme to be performed as a tribute to Ann Atkinson.

Tickets £5 (Concessions £4)

This will include a glass of wine in the interval.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Derbyshire based Helen’s Trust. Tickets can be obtained from Rosie Ford at or by phoning 01298 871564. They can also be bought at Litton Village shop. 19

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Collection & delivery laundry service

Firewood Supplies

Dry Cleaning Finished Laundry Ideal for bedding and duvets

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!

0800 158 3228

Ring 01298 872806 for details

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

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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

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Poppy Collectors


am reliably informed that there are people in Tideswell who do a door-to-door collection here, in their street. I’ve been given 2 names so far, so can you get in touch please if you normally do this collection and I’ll make sure you get a supply of poppies. Also there is a gentleman who sells outside the Co-op in the period leading up to Armistice Sunday, again can you contact me please. The orders have to be in by early September! Jean Jackson 01298 872089

Can you help us? B&ECT Community Car Scheme is looking for volunteers. We currently provide a one to one transport which helps people who have a transport need due to age, illness, mobility or timetable restrictions. Some of the places we take local residents are GPs, podiatrists, opticians, dentists, hairdressers, solicitors, alternative and complementary therapists, hospitals but we would like to be able to offer more. We have an incredible band of volunteer drivers who give their time and support to our organisation – we would love it if you could join them! This is a really flexible volunteering opportunity – all you need is a car, three year’s driving experience and a bit of time. We ask for no regular commitment. We contact volunteers weekly to ask their availability. We need help with local journeys as well as trips to hospitals and towns. September 2012

In return you will receive reimbursement towards the costs of running your car, training and support from our office team and most of all the gratitude and thanks from people who otherwise would not be able to travel. Please help us to support your local community. For more information please contact: Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport, Unit 4 Great Longstone Business Park, Great Longstone, DE45 1TD. Telephone: 01629 641920. Email:

Farming Life Activities •

Watercolour Painting Course : 15th & 16th September. A course for beginners or those more experienced, led by an experienced painter. Please call the course leader Dr Alan Hearsum on 01433 621546. • Walking for Health: Wednesday 19th September, Chelmorton, start 1pm – finishing 2pm • Chairobics : Monyash Chapel, 2.303.30pm every Monday • Chair Based Yoga : Litton Village Hall, 2-3pm every Friday • InTandem Group : a new rural social group for those in the early stages of dementia and their carers, held at the centre. • Basic First Aid Course : 4th Oct (evening) • Farming Life Centre AGM : Tues 11 Sept at 7pm. Everyone Welcome. 01298 85162. Blackweell Farm, Blackwell.



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Independent Living


ocal residents may be aware that there are a number of flats, owned by Dales Housing, in Tideswell. These are for people aged 55 and over and are designated as ‘sheltered accommodation’. This term is often misunderstood and can conjure up an image of an interfering warden calling round at all hours. The modern Supported Housing service is very different and tailored to the needs of the individual. Residents can benefit from a regular visit from a Sheltered Housing Officer but the frequency is determined by the customer. There is also 24 hour emergency cover facility, where residents can summon help at the touch of a button.

Dales Housing’s properties are not just for the unemployed or those on benefits. Many tenants are in full time employment or have owned their own property. Rent is competitive and is an affordable housing choice. Our properties are also repaired and maintained to a very high standard, which can compare very favourably to private rented accommodation. There is currently one property available in Tideswell. It is a one bedroomed, upstairs flat, near to public transport routes. It is particularly suitable for people wishing to downsize or relatives of current inhabitants wishing to relocate to be nearer to family members. For further details of Dales’ Supported Housing service or to arrange to view this property, please call 01629 593200.

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We supply a service second-to-none offering the finest quality products made from a large selection of hard and softwoods to suit your needs, hand-crafted in our workshop. We can supply & install anything from a window board to a total home refit. Even if you only need new ironmongery for your windows and doors or household appliances we can supply and install. So for a fast, friendly and reliable service contact Owen and the team on T: 01298 73973 F: 01298 78414 M: 07966 882818 E: September 2012



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Diabetic Group


he August meeting was enthusiastically enjoyed, as Ian Taylor presented a puzzling chart for members to interpret. He gave the carbohydrate values, protein,fat and other details of a range of common foods, which members tried to identify. Some of the results were surprising, some hilarious, but a serious message was learned in an innovative way. Ian will lead the group on a walk around the Goyt Valley on Aug 9th. Meeting at Goyts Lane car park, at 6.00pm, the walk takes 2 hours. www.Bushey

The next meeting is the Diabetes Day entitled “Understanding Diabetes” and will give insights into diabetes and is suitable for carers, especially Care Home staff. This will be held at the Buckingham Hotel, Sept 20th. 10.00- 4.00 pm. Other speakers will talk on the Protection of Vulnerable Adults, smoking cessation, genetics of diabetes, and Diabetes UK. The day is free, but a £10 registration fee for Health Care workers requiring certification is required. Contact Sue Barber 01298 871644 or to register.



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Tuesday/Wednesday Evenings 7.30 pm Old Grammar School Tideswell

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

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Adult Education ADULT EDUCATION and family learning - New opportunities for the Autumn! (Look out for the brochure) Most courses start week beginning 17th Sept. 2012 At Hope Valley College: • Family Pottery - Wed 4 - 6pm (children free) • Computing for Beginners - Monday 1 -3pm • Computing - iTQ Levels 1/ 2. Thurs eve. • Computing for Family & Local History Sat. 29th Sept. • Woodwork Carpentry & Joinery - City & Guilds Level 1 Award -Thursday; Woodwork workshop - Mon. & Thurs. • Lip Reading & Communication -Thursday 10 - 12 noon. • Welding Skills. City & Guilds Qualifications at Levels 1,2 and 3. • Mon. 9.30am & 5.30pm. Welding & Wrought Iron - Mon 7.30 pm • Languages - Italian Improvers + Intermediate; Spanish Beginners & Improvers; French, Beginners, Improvers & Advanced; Languages IT Workshop - Fri10 - 12 noon. • Childcare - Cert. for the Children’s & Young People’s Workforce. Thurs.eve • Bolt On Maths - Mon eve; Fly Fishing Fly Tying - Mon 7.15 - 9pm • Arts & Crafts,- Pottery, Creative Pottery, Lace Making, Jewellery, Creative Textiles • Fitness - Circuit Plus, and Intro to the Multigym - Mon eve. • Saturday day schools - 29th Sept Singing, Stained Glass, Pottery & Jewellery;

and at Losehill Hall YHA - Intro to Lime Mortars weekend At Aston Industrial Estate: • Plastering Skills City & Guilds Level 1 Award/ Certificate - Monday 6.30 -9.30pm. Level 2 Diploma - Wednesday 9.45 - 5.15, + Thurs 6.15 - 9.15pm. At Bamford Institute: • Tues Yoga - Over 50s and Gentle session; • Wed For Relaxation; • Fri Keep Fit for Over 50s and Pilates At Bradwell Methodist School room • Yoga Thurs eve Grindleford Pavilion • Art, Thurs 9.15 am. At Loxley Hall, Hope • Come Dancing - Wed. At Losehill Hall Castleton YHA: • In September, Gardening, Identifying buildings, Italian. • On 24th Nov, one day short courses in Lace Making for Christmas, Textile Crafts, Model Making (Family Learning), Painting and Drawing, Floristry TO BOOK ONTO COURSES IN THE HOPE VALLEY RING 01433 620662, e mail communityed@hopevalley.derbyshire.sch. uk or call Brochure and Advice Line on 08 456 058 058 or look at www.derbyshire. 10% DISCOUNT ON TUITION FEES IF YOU BOOK & PAY By Sept. 21st.


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Leather and Willow News Match reports 22 Jul – Youlgreave v Tideswell TCC 119,Youlgreave 73 29 Jul – Grindleford v Tideswell Grindleford 180-9, TCC 154-9 5 Aug – Eyam v Tideswell Eyam 171, TCC 122 7 Aug – Tideswell v Youlgreave Youlgreave 55-8, TCC 57-5 There could have been 10 matches to report on in this high summer period, but the continuing mix of poor weather and opposition no-shows brought this down to four. The last midweek match of the season was an exception. The team enjoyed their visit to Graves Park, Sheffield, in the warm evening sun, and were grateful to the Fixtures Sec for a pleasure they would never have known if they’d turned up the following, very wet day when Dore Moor CC were actually expecting them. The home match v Youlgreave had to be switched from Tideswell because of waterlogging, but for once TCC pulled off a win over there, with Reece Astley (35) the biggest contributor to TCC’s 119, while Greg Taylor took 3-10 as Youlgreave made just 73 in reply.

a minimal 55 runs, Ben Rooke taking 2-3 off his 4 overs and Mike Sayers 2-6. Captain Dave Waining hit 27*, i.e. roughly half the target, to steer Tideswell home with 7 overs left. Tideswell have prospered down at Grindleford in recent years, but it was not to be in 2012. Grindleford’s 180 was a bit too high a target, though Dave Waining (37) and Mike Sayers (28*) had a go. Having fairly thrashed Eyam in Wakes Week at Tideswell in an evening game, TCC lost in the 40-over match in the Plague Village, falling 49 short, despite Brendan Wittram’s 46 and 3-33 plus 30 from Stuart Scoffins. The season will be more or less over soon, and if all the remaining four games are played, we shall have managed 17 out of a possible 37. What a summer! Disley tell us that their 1st XI league team is in danger of relegation, not because of poor results, but because of 7 abandoned matches! With thanks to our match ball sponsors: The Corner Chippy The Star Inn

Youlgreave came to Tideswell on a much better day a fortnight or so later, for a Tuesday evening match, and Tideswell pulled off a second win by keeping them down to September 2012


September 2012 Village Voice  

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