Current issue – 1st September 2014
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Last of the Summer wine offers from John Hattersley Wines – see page 1
2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
FREE £10 voucher when you buy any electronic cigarette starter kit – see page 2
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
Pay NO VAT on all orders placed before 31 August 2014 at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 9
10% DISCOUNT OFF half size and three quarter size guitars, recorders, music books and accessories – see page 9
Massive stock clearance of roll ends at Floor Depot, Chesterfield – see page 12
OPEN DAY OFFERS on Friday 12th and 13th September at Nortons, Sheffield – see page 12
Selecta Tyre promise to beat any price from a local competitor’s ‘like for like price’ – see page 15
Lowest price promise at Lee Holmes Carpets, Matlock – see page 16
SAVE £100 on a Bosch auto washer at Farmers, Matlock – see page 17
FREE taster sessions at Katy Robinson’s On Broadway, Bakewell – see page 18
Winter wedding special offer at Rutland Arms, Bakewell – see page 20
HAPPY MONDAYS 2 x 2 course lunches for £20 at Biggin Hall, Biggin by Hartington – see page 44
Lunchtime, pizza and breakfast specials at The Tapas Terrace and Bar, Scarthin, Cromford – see page 44
2-for-1 3 course Italian buffet on Thursdays at the Millstone, Hathersage with the cut-out voucher on page 44
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SUMMER IS HERE!
Our new 52-page magazine showcasing what to do and where to go in our area this summer
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Two and a half pages full of ideas to help you both plan that big, special day.
Two pages with lots of ways to help you turn your house into a beautiful home.
A full page giving all of the details about what’s happening on the 117th Hartington Wakes, Sports and Country Show.
LUNCH DATE FOR WW2 VETERAN
On Friday 6th June Albert Keir and his wife Dorothy joined residents of Hoyle Court and Dagnall?Gardens and tenants of other Dales Housing properties to a lunch at a packed Hoyle Court to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Mr Keir of Wyecroft Court was just 19 years old when on 6th June 1944 he helped ferry Royal Navy landing crafts back and forth through constant gunfire to Cherbourg beach where they deposited American troops. He said: “Of course you were scared, anyone who says otherwise is not telling the truth, you just get on with the job you were told to do. There were an awful lot of ships involved, the sea was black with ships and the sky was black with planes. Bullets and shells were flying all over place. I am proud of what we did. It was our job to deliver these troops and that is what we did”. Albert also delivered floating Mulberry Docks to France aboard HMS Potentilla, a flower class corvette.
Albert was invited to speak about his service in the 2nd World War and showed off his Normandy Medal awarded to those who took part in the Normandy Campaign between 6th June and 20th August, which had been presented several years previous to him by Patrick McLoughlin MP.
A wonderful buffet lunch was provided by Dales Housing and an anniversary quiz had been organised by them. Mr Keir just missed winning the quiz by 1 point.
Albert joined other WW2 veterans in the Weymouth at War celebrations over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd June and took part in the annual veterans parade there.
Local Fairfield talent joins forces with Gamesley to provide an unstoppable, unmissable show!
Blue John is the first performance from a music and theatre project run by High Peak Community Arts, called Tall Tales. The story, Blue John, from the original book by Berlie Doherty, is about a boy from another world who has to make a life or death decision. This new version premiered on 5th August in Gamesley, Glossop and there is now another chance on 2nd September to see this stand-out original show playing at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton. The project is funded by the Foundation for Youth Music and the Foyle Foundation, with more than 40 local young people working with professional musicians and singers since April to create the music to feed into the final show.
In the first phase they worked with composer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Smith; Sarah Atter, Flautist and percussionist; and Caro Churchill, digital and spoken-word musician. The groups from Buxton and Glossop then met for the first time at a week-long summer school in August. In this week there was added input from operatic singer, Daisy Barker, theatre-maker, Paul Hine, and visual artist Katy McCall, and the new material was shaped into the final show, including live projections from Vent Media. The young participants also had the chance to show their work in progress to Berlie Doherty, who said, “I’m really, really impressed. They’ve captured the elements of the story beautifully. The singing is lovely; the movements are lovely and I think the audience is going to be really enchanted when they come.”
One audience member at Gamesley said, “I thought it was marvellous! And considering the short time they have had to put it to together I’m impressed with the really professional way that it was presented by the kids.”
One participant, Shane Hodgson, is convinced everyone should take the chance to see the show, saying, “The production is the only version of Blue John ever made and it is by young teens from the High Peak and it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the performance so it is highly recommended. You should go and see it whilst you can.”
Performance will be: 2nd September, 7.30pm at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6XN.
Tickets are £3 (£1 children and all concessions) with tickets available from Buxton Opera House (Box Office 01298 72190) and from High Peak Community Arts on 01663 744 516.
There is more information about the whole Tall Tales project on our website, with clips and photos from rehearsals: www.highpeakarts.org
SNOWY OWL – King of the Arctic
Bakewell Bird Study Group’s new season starts with a film and talk by Gordon Yates on Monday September 8th at 7:30pm. The subject is the Snowy Owl, a nomadic bird which wanders the high arctic in search of its favourite prey the lemming. The film follows Gordon over a period of 10 visits from Spitsbergen to Greenland to Alaska looking for this elusive but magnificent bird which nested in the Shetlands for a few years in the 1970s but never since. So if your only encounter with a snowy owl so far has been Hedwig, Harry Potter’s messenger ‘owl’ then this will be very illuminating.
All our meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House on Matlock Street in Bakewell on the second Monday in the month from September to May. Guests are always welcome (£2) so why not come along to our first meeting on September 8th. Better still join BBSG and take advantage of free talks and the opportunity to come on our field trips to hot spots in the local area and learn more about birds from some of our more experienced members. We start with our annual all day bird watch at Middleton Moor on September 6th.
Visit the BBSG web site at www.bakewellbirdstudygroup.org.uk for further information or tel. 01433 630467.
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ Beeley
The Peak District moors are currently awash with purple heather, creating warmth and a clash of colour to high ground, especially when the red sky sun is beginning to set on the horizon.
For this issue Sally headed to Chatsworth, parking at Calton Lees before walking down past the millennium benches with their enthusiastic pledges. More than 14 years on, Sally wonders how many promises were actually kept?
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 52.
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