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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. 13 – 22nd June 2015

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

LESS THAN HALF PRICE ex-displays at Midco Kitchens &?Bathrooms, Bakewell – see page 2

FREE RAY-BAN WAYFARER sun spectacles upon purchasing prescription spectacles at The Eye Place, Bakewell – see page 3

Up to £400 Trade-in on Honda Garden Machinery at Platts Harris, Darley Dale – see page 6

Up to £100 Trade-in on Bosch Washing Machines at C. Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 9

FREE TASTER SESSIONS at Fitness Fusion, Brampton, Hope and Bakewell – see page 12

2-for-1 AFTERNOON TEA and 10% OFF BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER at Willersley Castle Hotel, Cromford on completion of the vouchers on page 17

at Halo Hair, Bakewell on production of the advert on page 19

15% OFF with new stylist, Becky at Elba Hair &?Beauty, Bakewell – see page 23

20% OFF INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS at Peak Laser &?Skincare clinic, Bakewell – see page 23

10% OFF AN INITIAL CONSULTATION Jo Dall, – see page 12

10% OFF ALL FOOD at Losehill House Hotel, Hope on presentation of the advert on page 52

Conditions may apply, please read the individual adverts.


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Seven pages supporting our local carnivals, Bakewell, Tideswell and Hope, plus loads of special events taking place over the next fortnight within our distribution area.

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On the 1st June members of the Winster and Elton Luncheon Club visited the Derbyshire Record Office. They went along to see an exhibition of the work they had made whilst participating in a project called ‘My Wonderful Life’.
    Members each made a handmade book that they filled with photographs and memories of their ordinary yet extra-ordinary lives. The beautiful journals were exhibited alongside archive documents and photographs from the Record Office collections that complemented the stories.
    They were so proud, and very impressed with the display.
    One of the archivists, Karen Millhouse, was there to meet them and after everyone had had a good look at the exhibition, Karen took us to a meeting room to look at some more archive material close up. A wonderful selection of photographs, records of Births, Marriages and Deaths from Winster and Elton, and other material relevant to the area had been carefully chosen for the members to look at.
    Conversation was non-stop and at times, funny and poignant. One lady, Jean Siddal, recognised a photograph of two girls, Grace and Sarah Tabbah who were evacuated from Manchester during WWII. They came to live with her grandmother in Winster and Jean remembers both being very well dressed, but not so happily, the elder girl tore the arm off her favourite doll and she has never forgotten!
    The exhibition was very well received by the visiting public and staff alike and Karen Millhouse, DRO archivist said: “We were delighted to have these poignant, delicate books on display as part of this year’s Derbyshire Literature Festival and in celebration of Made in Derbyshire 2015.”
    The Luncheon Club were so taken with the Record Office that they want to arrange a return visit to see and learn more. This is a great outcome for a project that has really inspired and empowered the elderly members of the Winster and Elton Luncheon Club.
    If you would like to see the books for yourself, they will be exhibited in the Winster Local Artists Art Exhibition in St. John The Baptist Church, Winster from the 30th June until 19th July.
    For more information about the project or the exhibition contact Junction Arts by telephoning 01246  209219 or email

article2.jpgA pair of mute swans is raising an amazing seven cygnets on the Cromford Canal. The couple, nick-named Grace and Bert by regular canal visitors, can often be seen around Cromford Wharf but have chosen to nest for the third year running at a quieter spot further down the canal. After nest-building in March, Grace laid seven eggs, and over the past few days all of them have hatched out. It’s quite unusual for all eggs in a large clutch to hatch successfully, and the feathered family’s many fans are keeping their fingers crossed that all the young brood will survive.
    Matlock-based wildlife photographer Mary Wilde has been keeping a discreet eye on the nest site for weeks, and many hours of patient watching from a viewpoint over 10 yards away eventually paid off. Using a powerful 600 millimetre lens that she calls ‘The Beast’, Mary captured several stunning images including one of a cygnet just breaking out of its egg.
    The 5.5-mile section of the canal from Cromford to Ambergate enjoys the status of Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is cared for by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Water birds include mallard and other ducks, moorhens, coots, little grebes (dabchicks) plus the occasional heron and kingfisher, while woodland birds such as blackbirds, robins and wrens are plentiful along with rarer species such as hawfinches and both green and spotted woodpeckers. Reptiles include grass snakes, great crested newts and frogs, and in midsummer dragonflies dart over the water. Water voles also live in bank-side burrows and can sometimes be spotted from the towpath or from on board the Friends of the Cromford Canal’s clean, green electrically-powered narrowboat Birdswood. The boat is almost silent and makes an excellent floating nature-watchers’ hide with voles and birds seemingly unfazed by its to-ing and fro-ing. Special ‘Clicks and Chicks’ photographic trips are currently running on Saturday mornings – for details call 07552 055455. Photograph courtesy of Mary Wilde/Wilde Beasts.

printanddesign.jpgarticle3.jpgHARTINGTON FLOWER FESTIVAL

Organisers of this year’s Flower Festival in Hartington are hailing it as a huge success and want to thank people from near and far who visited the village as part of the celebrations.
    The annual event was held from Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th of June at St Giles’ Church with a theme of 1915 remembered.
    More than 300 people poured into the church during that time with comments in the visitors’ book from residents across the UK including Nottingham, Sheffield, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh and more locally including Derby, Sheen, Glossop, Belper, Dronfield, Tissington and Buxton. There was also a note from a guest visiting from Vancouver in Canada!
    Warslow Silver Band performed in concert on Friday 5th of June; youngsters from Hartington C of E Primary School entertained visitors at the Village Hall with maypole dancing on Saturday and a Songs of Praise concert took place on Sunday.
    Member of the Community Group and Parochial Church Council, Liz Broomhead MBE, said: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s Flower Festival and we anticipate to have raised around £1,000 through donations in church and at the village hall for refreshments, which will go towards the upkeep of our beautiful church.
    “We would like to thank everyone who came to the village and sincerely hope they enjoyed the festival and the wonderful showcase.
    “We would also like to thank the local people who worked to create the poignant displays, and the volunteer stewards who welcomed visitors to the church to explain more about the festival and the village’s history. We are now looking forward to preparing for 2016’s event and hopefully mirroring this year’s achievement.”

by Sally Mosley

Taddington, a long linear village lined with pretty houses and character cottages, is bypassed by the dual carriageway where motorists whizz past in unadulterated ease, leaving the village to slumber in relative peace and tranquillity.

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