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Our NEW 72 page magazine

'Summer in the Peaks & Dales 2016'

is now available to view online.


The Peak Advertiser Issue No. 11
– 23rd May 2016

2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1

FREE prescription sun spectacles at The Eye Place, Bakewell – see page 3

WIN A BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT with Blythe Hospice – see page 5

10% OFF ALL PAINT at The Heritage Paint Centre, Bakewell – ON PRODUCTION OF THE ADVERT ON PAGE 13

20% DISCOUNT for Peak Advertiser readers when purchasing a copy of ‘Slow Travel – The Peak District’ – see page 18 for details


2 FOR 1 DESIGNER SPECTACLES Vision Express, Buxton – see page 21

15% OFF at Go Ape, Buxton – WHEN QUOTING THE CODE ON PAGE 23

£5.00 OFF VOUCHER for Monday & Tuesday nights at The Derwentwater Arms, Calver – see page 39

SENIOR CITIZENS OFFERS at The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone – see page 39

2 course LUNCH SPECIAL at The Queen Anne Inn, Great Hucklow – see page 39

20% OFF à la carte tasting menus Wednesday to Friday at The Samuel Fox, Bradwell – ON PRODUCTION OF THE VOUCHER ON PAGE 39


20% OFF ALL FOOD at Eastern Court Chinese Restaurant, Bakewell – ON PRODUCTION OF THE VOUCHER ON PAGE 41

BUY 10 KILN-DRIED NETS and get 2 FREE at Hardwood Logs Ltd, Lea – see page 52

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The Peak Advertiser’s guide to dining out in the Peaks and Dales.
This online guide is an extension of our Dining Directory in every fortnightly issue of the Peak Advertiser.

Keep checking in the paper and on the website for special offers, special occasion and seasonal menus.

Two pages featuring this quirky town.

In & Around Buxton.jpgFive pages taking a look at this wonderful local spa town.

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In a nutshell, National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health and this year, the campaign celebrates a very special landmark… its 40th Birthday! The aim of National Smile Month is ultimately to improve the UK’s oral health. Organised by oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, the campaign hopes to raise awareness of important health issues and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions. In this issue we take a look at our local dental practices.

article1.jpgBakewell CE Infant School Summer Fair, Saturday 11th June, 12-2pm
Roll up! Roll up! It’s that time of year again – the fabulous Bakewell Infant School Summer Fair! We have another jam-packed two hours planned with fun for the whole family. Our theme this year is Red, White and Blue in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday. We will be dressed in red, white and blue and encourage all attending to do the same!
    The school is located in the centre of Bakewell on Bath Street and our stalls and activities will be set up around the lovely school grounds, with refreshments in the Brigade Hall right next to the school. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and enables us to help buy lots of wonderful things for the children to enhance their learning and experience at this super school.
    As usual, there will be plenty for the children to do – bouncy castle, face painting, Beat the Goalie, tin-can-alley, splat the rat, hook-a-duck and tower building to name a few. For the grown-ups, browse our ever popular plant stall, try your luck at the tombola or Water and Wine stall. There will be refreshments and cream teas, a brilliant barbeque and an ice-cream stall. Our yummy cake stall is always a favourite with a wide variety of tempting cakes and buns to eat with a cuppa or you can take some away for later! On top of all that, we have super raffle prizes of vouchers and amazing hampers to win! So come and buy a raffle ticket on the day, or look out for us in town selling them – it really is worth a go! We will also be auctioning some amazing prizes, so come along and look at what we have on offer and put in that bid!
    Please come and join us – we welcome everyone, whether from Bakewell or further afield.  It promises to be another afternoon of fun and, after last year’s record fundraiser (which included a charity head-shave by Sharon and her daughter from Bakewell Pet Shop), we are crossing our fingers for sunshine and another great event raising money for our wonderful school and children!
    So come along on Saturday 11th June, 12-2pm. See you there!

An initiative by Bumblebee Conservation Trust to transform the Peak District into a pollination hotspot is set to launch after receiving earmarked support of £850,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
    The conservation charity’s four-year “Pollinating the Peak” project will work with communities, local authorities and landowners to create and restore at least 300 hectares of flower-rich habitat for native wild bee species and pollinators and also aims to involve hundreds of gardens.
    Citizen science will address a severe lack of bumblebee records in the Peak. Volunteers will be trained in bee identification methods, with high-quality data from surveys used to inform local and national land management action plans and to help provide early warning of declines. A particular focus will be the monitoring of the Bilberry bumblebee, an iconic Peak District species.
    There will be awareness raising and education about the importance of bees and their pollination services, as well as threats to bumblebee populations and what can be done to tackle declines. Innovative methods will be used to highlight pollination in schools and there will be engagement with local communities as well as tourists and visitors to the area, including at festivals and well dressings.
    As well as native wild bees, “Pollinating the Peak” will focus on all insect pollinators – including honeybees, hoverflies and butterflies – and the plants and habitats that rely on them for pollination. The project will formally launch next year and will be run by Bumblebee Conservation Trust with partners including Chesterfield Borough Council, Little Green Space, and Moors for the Future Partnership.
    Gill Perkins, Chief Executive at Bumblebee Conservation Trust, said: “Bumblebees keep us healthy by pollinating our fruit and vegetables but their populations have crashed, with some species already extinct and others fighting extinction. We want to help reverse that trend and save the sound of summer by making the Peak District a bumblebee haven and a centre of knowledge about these charismatic insects.”
    Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Pollinating the Peak” is an ambitious bid to transform the area into a flagship of pollinator-friendly action and research. We want to create a step-change in awareness about pollinators, their benefits and how we can help them survive and thrive – inspiring people to get involved in providing pollinator-friendly habitat and monitoring our precious bee populations.”
    With its tapestry of habitats, vibrant communities and surrounding urban areas – and its central England location and appeal as a tourist destination for over 10 million visitors a year – the Peak offers major opportunities for a high-impact project to help pollinators, which will be rolled out nationally, if successful.
    About 70 UK crops depend on, or benefit from, visits by bees. Bees’ annual economic value as pollinators of the UK’s commercially grown, insect pollinated crops is estimated to be over £691 million.
    Yet bumblebee populations have collapsed. Of the UK’s 25 species, two – Short-haired bumblebee and Cullum’s bumblebee – have become nationally extinct in the last 80 years, although the former is being reintroduced. Seven species are in decline, and 11 are of conservation importance.
    Loss of flower-rich habitat is the biggest threat to bumblebees’ survival, with 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows lost since World War II, and with large swathes of intensively farmed land now like deserts for bees. Climate change, disease and pesticides including neonicotinoids may also be major threats.
    Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £150,000 up front to help develop Pollinating the Peak, with a further £700,000 earmarked for a later date.
    The project’s consultation phase included a Pollination Conference held in Chesterfield in April 2015, which attracted experts from across Europe, and numerous local schools. As a lasting legacy, a beautiful oak bumblebee – created by wood sculptor Andrew Frost, who uses chainsaws to transform abandoned trees into works of art – was commissioned by Chesterfield Borough Council and now resides in the churchyard of Chesterfield’s St Mary’s Church, the famous Crooked Spire.

article3.jpgDo you remember the radio programme ‘Down Your Way’? Its precursor, back in the 1930’s, was presented by ‘Harry Hopeful’, (real name Frank Nicholls) who followed a similar format, travelling round villages interviewing local people. In 1936 he visited Ashford in the Water.
    The most recent meeting of the Bakewell and District Historical Society fell on 13th April 2016, 80 years to the day since Harry Hopeful came to Ashford .
    Society member Lillias Bendell grew up in Ashford and her grandfather had kept the script for the radio programme. Unfortunately the BBC no longer had the actual recording, but Lillias researched the surrounding circumstances of the time and, using the script, was able to present a most entertaining re-enactment.
    Harry Hopeful had visited several villages including Flagg, and Hartington. He met Bill Hallows, a mere maker, Major Lings, who explained the rules of Flagg steeplechase and Mr Brindley, manager of Hartington Cheese Factory and also heard about the Barmoot Court. However, Lillias concentrated on Ashford where Harry met Major Harris, archaeologist, who was conducting his own dig near Fin Cop and had unearthed  Bronze Age skeletons and other artefacts. We were then treated to a dramatic rendition of the BBC programme with Major Harris, played by Trevor Brighton, and his son Robert, called Young Tom for the occasion, played by Lillias, being interviewed by Harry Hopeful, played by Stephen Coates, who also took all the other parts!  Major Harris explained his work to Harry, describing his excavations in a cave where some passages were too small for him to venture down, so Young Tom, known as ‘the ferret’, was sent in instead. The Major invited Harry to become another ferret but Harry stoutly declined!
    The original programme included musical extracts but, as that recording was lost, Lillias had to improvise and her talk concluded with everyone joining in a spirited version of “The Derby Ram” led by Trevor Brighton.
    For information about the Society please contact Chair Jan Stetka, 01629 813727.


On Friday 3rd June the Matlock Storytelling Cafe presents Giles Abbot with his show Mongan's Frenzy.
    Is it that we sleep and wake to life, or is this life a dream from which we one day awaken? Mongan could tell you.
    Mongan is a man who has lived between the many worlds of Irish wondertale. His story is packed with magic and mystery, also laughter, loss and learning as a man learns wisdom in the only way this world teaches.
    Giles Abbott is an internationally acclaimed storyteller whose stories create vivid, exciting and moving experiences for his listeners.
    Friday 3rd June. Tickets cost £7 and can be bought by calling Storytelling Cafe on 01629 580023. Or you can pay on the door. Delicious cakes and savoury snacks available. BYOB. The Café is in The Imperial Rooms, Matlock DE4 3NL. Doors open 6.45, show begins 7.30.
    Matlock Storytelling Cafe - bringing storytelling back to adult audiences.

“I had high hopes of completing this race as first over 60s vet and thus gaining my 85th race title! However despite running 3 secs faster than last year my time being 38 minutes 25 secs, I had to be content with the runner up spot for my age category losing out by 18 secs behind my rival. I was however very pleased with my time and in finishing 9 1st overall out of 3,455 runners.
    The overall winner was Ben Conner of Derby Athletic club in a new course record time of 28 mins 59 secs. On a very sunny morning get the race which starts outside the Derby County football ground and winds it's way around Pride Park through the city centre and finishes inside the Derby ipro stadium.
    I now look forward to the Sinfin 10km next month in another bid to add to my race title tally.

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The circumstances leading to the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath were the subject of a recent talk given to the Bakewell and District Probus Club by one of its members Malcolm Cameron. A former bank executive who had retired before these events occurred he described how the character of banking had changed during his career. Malcolm started his working life in Belper but was then moved by his employers every couple of years to a different location. As Deputy Manager of the Birmingham city office of the NatWest Bank, he became directly involved in a number of management buyouts. In these schemes, the existing managers of a company take over its ownership (with the aid of bank loans) in situations where, for example, the business is underperforming, or being divested by its parent company, or in danger of otherwise being forced to cease trading. From the bank’s point of view the viability of any MBO would depend primarily on the quality of the people involved and their detailed knowledge of the business. As long as the financing arrangements were manageable these businesses thrived and Malcolm gave numerous examples of successful MBOs which he had helped to negotiate. However, in the changing circumstances of increased indebtedness towards the end of the last century many businesses found themselves overburdened with debt, and the banks and other lending institutions were exposed to unmanageable risks, with the disastrous results that we have all seen.
    Further details of the club and its activities, including reports on previous talks, can be found on its website at

article7.jpgMore than £1,500 donated to Hartington School 150th anniversary celebrations and hundreds of volunteer hours
Staff and pupils at Hartington C of E Primary School are well underway with their plans to commemorate the school’s 150th anniversary in July.
    More than £1,500 has been donated by local leaders and charity groups to help fund the exciting projects planned to celebrate the milestone year.
    Hartington and Taddington Dales District Councillor, David Chapman has donated £1000 through the Derbyshire Dales Local Projects Fund.
    Members of St Giles Church’s Parochial Church Council and Hartington Charities have given £500 to fund the educational aspect of the project including research into the school’s history and a special piece of artwork centred on a school family tree.
    Hartington Town Quarter Parish Councillors are offering their financial support towards the production of a sculpture and limestone wall plinth. The art piece will be created by Hartington Sculpture Club, led by Chairman of the Parish Council, David Annat; the plinth will be constructed by local dry stone wall builder, Trevor Wragg.
    Village volunteers are offering their free time and expertise to help see the projects come together, ready for the main celebrations in summer.
    Head Teacher, Tracy Blackwell said: “We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic ideas, support and monetary donations which have flooded in from the local community. Everyone has been so happy to get involved and to have their say on plans including some very exciting art pieces. All the children are absolutely delighted to be involved too.
    “Pupils are also getting the chance to find out more about the history surrounding this very special place, hearing more about their ancestors who came to school here and finding out how different life and education was in the ‘olden days!’”
    Liz Broomhead MBE is Vice Chairman of the School’s Governors and has been heavily involved in organising the celebrations. She added: “This wonderful event has captured the imagination of both young and old. The community has embraced the project with great enthusiasm, it has been so interesting to learn about life in Hartington over the past 150 years and the impact the school has had. I would like to thank everyone who has donated money, volunteered their time and knowledge to help see that our milestone year is a resounding success!”
    As part of celebrations, staff are working to collate 150 memories of schooling in Hartington and they have recollections from people all over the country flooding in weekly. If you have a fond memory of going to school in Hartington, perhaps a member of your family did, or you have photos that you would like to share to help shape the exhibition, please email: or write to the school via: Hartington C of E Primary School, The Dale, Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0AS.

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The fifty second annual dinner for Matlock Luncheon Club held at Matlock Golf Club was very well attended, it was a beautiful sunny evening which set the mood perfectly.
    The tables were prettily decorated in spring colours and a superb meal was followed by Mr Ron Hutchinson our speaker for the evening- his talk was entitled 'Through the rear view mirror' and he delighted us all with his recollections of his 27 years as chauffeur.
    Ron was a normal child getting into trouble mainly fighting his siblings battles for them so when he joined the Army and was chosen to represent the army in the boxing ring he was highly delighted to be Paid instead of being punished for fighting.
    On the parade ground one day shortly before he was due to start a tour in Ireland  he was a little dismayed to have his hair tugged from behind by the inspecting officer and asked did he shave, as an eighteen year he replied yes not wanting to appear uncool (even though he actually only shaved about once a week) and  was ordered to report to the commanding officer.
    When he reported to the CO he was expecting the usual outcome of kitchen duties as punishment instead he was told that he had been specifically chosen for some special duties - he dared to ask "why him"and was informed he was the only one on base qualified for the task to drive the vehicle they required of him which turned out to be a  cement mixer!   He was told to grow his hair and not shave as they wanted him to look like a civilian in Northern Ireland and work for the intelligence service, this he did but with lots of misgivings as he felt he stuck out like a sore thumb as the cement mixer was painted bright Orange.
    After his term in the army having been posted to several places he began to look for employment and applied for a job as a chauffeur he gained an interview and was successful.
    The interview was at Thornton Manor a large house on the Wirral in Merseyside home to Lord Philip Leverhulme.  Ron was  staggered to learn that he would be expected to live in a considerably large house on the estate and queried with Lord Leverhulme that he could not afford the rent on such a large house, he was informed not to worry All the bills would be paid by the estate, Ron remarked  no mention of the house was in the advertisement to which Lord Leverhulme replied" we would have received 2000 applicants instead of the 200 had we told everyone.
    Ron settled down in his job and as Lord Leverhulme's passion was horse racing, a race horse owner and a senior steward at the jockey club, this meant that he spent a lot of time with royalty.
    Many visits to Windsor Castle and summers at Lord Leverhulme's estate in Sunderland which Ron initially disliked as it was so remote but eventually he came to love the time he spent there.
    There were several anecdotes Ron told of occasions when he met the Queen and the Queen Mother and other members of the Royal family.
    Ron concluded the talk describing the day that Lord Leverhulme collapsed and subsequently died which ended  27 years in a post with a man he respected and grew to love.
    A succinct and pertinent vote of thanks was given by Mrs Janet Pidgeon .
    The evening concluded with Mr Michael Hall giving a vote of thanks to the club on behalf of the visitors.

Members of the Cheshire Cheese Buxton Lodge RAOB which meet at the Buxton Working Mens Club on Lightwood Road recently visited Donnas Dream House in Blackpool. Founded in 1999 by Mr Len Curtis MBE after the sudden death of his daughter, Donnas Dream House is a holiday home for children and their families that have terminal illnesses and the Buffs decided to try and support them in any way that they could.
    Rather than just donating money, the Buffs raised nearly £1000 which they spent on cleaning materials for use at the Home. The Buffs then decided to have a weekend in Blackpool where they delivered the cleaning materials on a wagon.
    Whilst the Buffs unloaded all the materials, their friends and families were given a guided tour of the facilities by the staff and were very impressed by what they saw. All the houses are divided into flats, each of which has a different theme, ranging from Disney to a Sci-Fi room for teenagers.
    This is the second donation this year that the Buffs have made to charity, having given over £1300 to Fairfield Scouts. This follows several years of the Buffs supporting local causes, including Buxton Mountain Rescue and Blythe House which has now seen them raise over £10,000 for the local community.

Some of the members of the Cheshire Cheese Buxton Lodge RAOB along with their families and friends who helped raise the money towards the materials.

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Members of the Eadon Lockwood & Riddle (ELR) team swapped their office suits for track suits this bank holiday weekend to participate in the Helen’s Trust Charity 10K Run.
    The South Yorkshire and Derbyshire Estate Agents sponsored the race for the third year running, and this year’s race saw ELR Sales Negotiator Andrew Maskery and ELR Director Chris Thompson complete the hilly course in 65 minutes and 54 minutes respectively, raising hundreds of pounds for the charity, which works with terminally ill people in North Derbyshire.
    The charity run is hosted at Chatsworth Country Estate, and is regarded as one of the most picturesque routes in the 10K calendar.
    Runner and ELR Managing Director Chris Thomson said: “The team at ELR are extremely proud to be supporting the Helen’s Trust 10K. It was a tough race, but we completed it in the time we were hoping for and raised money for the charity in doing so.”
    Heidi Hawkins, Helen’s Trust CEO said: “Thank you and congratulations to the ELR team. This is our 10th Anniversary Chatsworth 10k event and with over 1000 runners this year it was our biggest and best ever.
    “The awareness and valuable funds we raise at the Chatsworth 10k each year is vital in enabling us to provide support to people with terminal illness who wish to be cared for at home in the final stages of their illness.”
    Helen’s Trust supports terminally ill people from around North Derbyshire with a variety of services from care packages to transport to enable them to stay in the comfort of their own home while coping with their illness.

ELR Sales Negotiator Andrew Maskery and ELR Director Chris Thompson.

MY FAVOURITE WALKS - Dog Walking in Buxton
by Sally Mosley

Sally had been asked to ‘dog-sit’ Nev, a very cheeky little schnauzer, and decided her morning ‘walkies’ would be around Buxton Country Park which is Nev’s stomping ground and one of her favourite locations.

To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 56.

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