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CurrentissueFrontPage.jpgCurrent issue – 18th August 2014

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

FREE eye test when you spend £99 at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 2

Buy one set of ink cartridges and get another free at Mad 4 Ink, Bakewell – see page 2

FREE Ray Ban Wayfarer spectacles when you purchase a complete pair of prescription spectacles at The Eye Place – see page 3

Special offers on pet food, horse feed, clothing and compost at Carrs Billington, Bakewell – see page 6

Lots of equine SPECIAL OFFERS
at Torne Valley in Bakewell – see page in 8

NO VAT on all orders placed before 31 August 2014 at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 9

Up to 50% OFF kitchens at Kitchen Lifestyle, Matlock – see page 9

Lowest price promise at Lee Holmes Carpets, Matlock – see page 12

Lots of SPECIAL OFFERS on garden machinery at Platts Harris, Darley Dale – see page 12

Massive stock clearance of roll ends at Floor Depot, Chesterfield – see page 13

Pre-owned mobility scooters from £499 ex VAT at Care 100, Buxton – see page 15

FREE PANNIERS on production of the advert on page 17 at Eco Republic

Buy 10 months and get 3 MONTHS FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP with Derbyshire District Council – see page 18

FREE taster sessions at Fitness Fusion, Bakewell – see page 19

2-for-1 3 course Italian buffet on Thursdays at the Millstone, Hathersage with the cut-out voucher on page 34

10% OFF all food at Losehill House Hotel, Hope on presentation of the advert on page 48

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Our new 52-page magazine showcasing what to do and where to go in our area this summer

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Two pages featuring what to do and where to go in our area this summer.

Healthy Living.jpgTwo and a half pages focussing on all things related to a healthier lifestyle.

This year is the 69th Froggatt Show and Kathleen Barnacle, long-term resident who was secretary of Froggatt and District Horticultural Society for many years, has expressed her deep concern that without new people joining to help run the event, this show and next year’s 70th Show could sadly and unthinkably be the last.
    As the demographic of many Derbyshire villages changes, new inhabitants are more likely to lead busy lives working far outside of the local community.
    We need to welcome these new neighbours into village life and events like local shows and societies are an ideal way for people to meet their neighbours, become involved and at the same time have some great fun.
    This year the weather has so far been kind and we are hoping that this will boost the entries for flowers, fruit and vegetables at the heart of The Show.
    Hathersage Brass Band will once again entertain an appreciative audience, enjoying teas and cakes along with children’s entertainment, Fancy Dress and the traditional wide variety of produce and craft stalls together with Ponies and Riders section.
    For the less horticultural of us the Domestic section is open to anyone who can bake a cake, bun or pie or make jam etc.
    Junior artists from 3 to 16 can be inspired by this year’s Tour de France – Treasure Island or Noah’s Ark as well as new inclusions for computer generated art - or for the younger kids a decorated egg or a garden on a plate – on a more serious note - floral art section this year is inspired by War-time.
    With almost 200 different classes anyone can enter or just come along on Saturday 23rd August to enjoy the fun.
    The 69th Froggatt Show starts at 2.00 – 5.15pm – 23rd August as usual on Stoke Lane Field (S32 3XY) by kind permission of H. Warren and Sons. Admission is £3.00 for adults – car parking free.
    Entries for the Show will be registered from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Wednesday 20th August in Froggatt Chapel.
    For further information please contact Carole Lloyd by email at showsec@
    We don’t expect ‘The Red Arrows’ to fly past but come along and enjoy a typical Village Show and by doing so help this tradition to survive.

article2.jpgMaking a Fuss of Iconic Bridge for 1st Time in 127 Years!
The reopening of Matlock Bath's Jubilee Bridge on Wednesday 23 July seems certain to be the first time any official ceremony has taken place in the landmark's 127-year history.
    No fuss was made when the bridge first opened in August 1887 as building works were behind schedule and therefore missed celebrations marking Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, which took place two months before, in June 1887.
    No such problems were encountered this time around as Jubilee Bridge reopened on budget and on time for the District Council's annual Matlock Bath Illuminations season, which starts on Saturday 6 September.
    Local historian Rosemary Thacker's research into the bridge - reopened after almost three months of renovations and now looking exactly the way it did back in 1887 - has revealed other fascinating facts.
    • The residents of Matlock Bath raised the money themselves for the bridge and new gardens on the promenade through public subscription and were immensely proud of their achievement.  Later the bridge was handed over to the local council.
    • Before the bridge was built, the only way to get across to the Lovers’ Walks on the far side of the River Derwent was by ferry, including a “rope ferry” where travellers were pulled across in a boat by the owner. There were no boats on Sundays.
    Derbyshire Dales District Council commissioned the restoration of Jubilee Bridge earlier this year after a newspaper campaign supported by local people, and work started at the end of April to make it structurally sound for the future.
    Earlier this year Rosemary Thacker unearthed a newspaper article from 1887 which revealed Jubilee Bridge was originally painted in four colours - the outer faces of the main girders in a ‘warm stone’, the inner parts of the girders ‘blueish grey’, scroll work ‘deep chocolate’ and finials picked out in ‘golden yellow’.
    These colours have been replicated using modern available paint, with the revised colours replacing a maroon and cream scheme introduced in 1987.
    The opening group included Cllr Walker, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council Cllr Geoff Stevens MBE, District Council ward members Cllr Garry Purdy and Cllr Bob Cartwright, Matlock Bath Parish Council vice chairman Cllr Michael Wilderspin, Andrew Pugh of the Heights of Abraham attraction and representatives from GF Tomlinson.


article3.jpgQueen Installs Village Lifesaver
Lives are set to be saved in Winster thanks to a new public access defibrillator installed outside the community-owned village shop.
    It means local people and visitors who suffer a heart attack can be given emergency treatment while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
    The life-saving equipment follows months of local fundraising activities with major grants from the British Heart Foundation and Winster charities.
    Chair of the defibrillator fundraising group Clive Newton said: “The defibrillator could be a life saver, not only for the residents of Winster but for the thousands of people who visit the village each year, for events like Wakes Week and Secret Gardens weekend and performances in the Burton Institute, or who simply walk or cycle through the village.”
    “It can take a long time for an ambulance to reach Winster in response to a 999 call, by which time it would be too late to save someone whose heart had stopped beating after a heart attack. Having the defibrillator means that we can take emergency action ourselves to save a life while we wait for the ambulance to arrive.”
    The defibrillator was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and the rest of the substantial cost was met by contributions from village fundraising and charities including Secret Gardens, Winster Wakes, the Heathcote Trust, Mandy and Dave’s Christmas Lights, and Chris Aykroyd’s Carnival Cafe. The cabinet was installed free of charge by local electrician, Andy Brown, and the Village Shop Board has agreed to meet the ongoing cost of the electricity supply.
    Clive said, “I want to thank all the people, from local and national organisations, who have pulled together to make this possible. The Community Heartbeat Trust and the East Midlands Ambulance Service have been particularly helpful in guiding us through the whole process and making sure we got it right.”


Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ Dove Holes

In all the years Sally has written for the Peak Advertiser, she has never walked around Dove Holes. Like many people, she suspects her scant knowledge of the village revolves around the busy main road driving through its heart and the lumpy bumpy appearance of many fields surrounding it. Sally decided to remedy this and to see if she could discover a few of Dove Holes’ charms and interesting features. On her wander around this long established High Peak settlement she came across some gorgeous houses and cottages, fabulous far reaching views and an ancient henge which put Dove Holes well and truly on her historical map.

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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