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Our new 64-page magazine packed with ideas on what to do and where to go in the peaks and dales this summer.


The Peak Advertiser Issue No. 16 – 3rd August 2015

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

20% OFFTown & Country Tile Collection at Micheal Arthur Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms – see page 2

FREE BIRD FEEDER upon purchasing certain bird food at Torne Valley, Bakewell – see page 6

20% OFF CONSERVATORIES at Polar windows, Chesterfield – see page 9

FREE 3 YEAR SERVICE PLAN when you replace your boiler at Valley Heating Services – see page 9

HALF PRICE or less on all sale stock at Geisha, Matlock – see page 12

FREE WIFI PRINTER with each laptop purchased at Mad 4 Ink, Bakewell – see page 13

WING CHAIRS ONLY £195 at Haydn Stanley Furnishing, Matlock – see page 16

AFTERNOON TEA & late night entry for two £35 (saving £24) at Haddon Hall, Bakewell – BOOKING ESSENTIAL – see page 19

10% OFF ALL TREATMENTS at Losehill House Hotel, Hope – on presentation of the advert on page 48

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One and a half pages taking a look at how to keep ourselves feeling fit and healthy.

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Two pages full of ideas on what to do and where to go in our area this summer.

Thanks to the support and sponsorship of Maazi Restaurant in Matlock and Hathersage, Matlock Park Crown Green Bowls Club was able to successfully relaunch its annual Open Doubles Tournament on Sunday 12th of July.
    The tournament attracted a full entry of 32 pairs from across Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire to contest the Derwent Cup, first played for in 1951, as well as a total prize pot of £400.
    Bowling started at 9.30 in the morning and continued through the day until nearly 8.00 that evening with a high standard of exciting bowling throughout. The final was won by Tony Batchelder and Colin Riley of Marehay Bowling Club in Ripley who defeated Brad Massey of Eastwood Park Bowls Club Hasland and Johnny Hardwick of Dearne Sports Bowling Club in Rotherham by 21 points to 12.
    Additional trophies were presented to Lesley Smith and Stephanie Smith, also of Marehay Bowls Club in Ripley, as the ladies pair progressing furthest in the tournament and to Angela West and David West as the most successful home pair. Mr and Mrs West received The Sam Fay Memorial trophy, presented to the club in 1997 in memory of the Matlock Mercury’s journalist Samuel Vincent Fay MBE.
    David West, the club secretary, said, “It was a wonderful day of high class bowling being watched by a good crowd. Our green provides a great setting for the game in the beautiful surroundings of Hall Leys Park. As a club, we wish to thank all of our members and friends who helped to make the day such a success, and especially to thank Maazi Restaurant for making it possible to reinvigorate this great event in the local bowling calendar. We look forward to a successful future for the Matlock Park Open Doubles Tournament next year and for years to come.”

article2.jpgThe Mayor of Wirksworth, Andy Pollock, together with members of the Old Wirksworthian Association attended St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth on Wednesday 8th July for the annual commemorative service and celebration of the founding of the Anthony Gell School in 1576. The service was led and the address given by the Rev'd Canon David Truby and readings were provided by the Headteacher, David Baker and Old Wirksworthians Diana Flint and the Chairman of OWA, Tony Rugman-Jones. The congregation were entertained by delightfully-interpreted music performed by flautists and singers from the School – numbers included Gershwin’s “Summertime” and “Skyfall” from the James Bond movie. During the service pupils laid a wreath at the tomb of Anthony Gell. Chris Dixon played the organ.
    At the conclusion of the service, presentations were made by the OWA respectively to retiring Headteacher, David Baker, who has for many years lent his time and support both to the annual Founder’s Day Service and generally to the OWA organization and also to the School’s Music Department, headed by Vicky Fordham, in recognition of pupils' contributions over the years to the enjoyment of this special event.
    Afterwards, the gathering transferred to the Wirksworth Cricket Club pavilion where OWA members were able to spend time catching up with the latest happenings in each others' lives and enjoy a mouth-watering buffet lunch, expertly laid on by Margaret Chamberlain.
    The next OWA event is the Annual Dinner to be held at The Lion Hotel in Belper on Friday 9th October. Members are reminded to get in touch with Secretary Eileen Chadwick quickly to book places.

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Hope Valley RFC have again hosted the Merseyside and Derbyshire Annual Rugby social event versus Crosby St Mary’s this close season. This year the tournament was expanded to include a veterans team from Colchester RFC, organised by former Valley player Mike Woodhouse. A gloriously sunny afternoon set the scene for a feast of rugby, with Hope Valley playing Colchester first. In a keenly fought contest, Hope led through an Austin try, converted by Somerton. Colchester fought back with an unconverted try, before a great break by Boot set up Johnson to get Valley’s second, with Somerton again converting. Keeley finished off a backs move to score out wide to make it 19-5, and Colchester scored a late consolation to make the final score 19-10.
    Valley then played a second game back to back against a fresh Crosby St Mary’s team. Crosby dominated early on to establish a convincing lead at half time, with Boak scoring the only try for Hope. Somerton scored another to reduce the deficit, and Boot capped a great performance with a breakaway try under the posts. The final score was a respectable 31-17 to Crosby.
    The final game was Colchester v Crosby St Mary’s, and again the young Crosby backs showed their class. Colchester stuck at, with the heat not letting up, and brought the game level to 14 all. Crosby were keen to retain the trophy, and bagged the decisive try to win 21-14. Crosby yet again retained the trophy by a one try winning margin.
    The players were happy to now put their feet up for a much needed beer and BBQ, before everyone ventured down to sample the pubs of Castleton. The festivities carried on for the rest of the evening, with everyone looking forward to doing the same again next summer.


by Sally Mosley

For this walk Sally headed to the western boundary of the National Park and a wander in the woods, then a climb up the Peak District ‘Matterhorn’ before passing a run of reservoirs, ending with a sting in the tail ascent!

To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 48.

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