Current issue – 27th April 2015
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SPRING OFFERS at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 9
20% OFF advanced tickets at The Great British Food Festival, Hardwick Hall with promo code on page 9
£250 OFF and FREE 3 YEAR SERVICE PLAN when you replace your boiler at Valley Heating Services – see page 13
FREE SONY SOUND BAR with the purchase of a Sony Bravia KD-43X8305/CB TV at C Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 17
FREE varifocal lenses at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 18
FREE TASTER SESSIONS at Fitness Fusion, Brampton, Hope and Bakewell – see page 20
MASSIVE RELOCATION SALE at Bakewell Interiors, Bakewell – see page 25
2-for-1 ITALIAN NIGHT all you can eat 3 course buffet on Thursdays at The Millstone at Hathersage – WITH THE VOUCHER ON PAGE 44
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Two very full pages featuring this thriving Peakland village.
4200 MILES – Now That's Pedal Power!
Congratulations Andrew Dearing! He has finally completed his month-long charity bike ride for MacMillan Cancer Support. Over 30 days Andrew cycled 140 miles a day on a static bike in and around Bakewell.
Andrew would like to thank the public for all their support. So far he has collected nearly £10,000, and the money continues to pour in. He would also like to thank his helpers and local businesses who have allowed him to cycle on their premises. It has been a team effort, but Andrew – what a fantastic personal achievement…
you are a star!
BLYTHE HOUSE HOSPICE IN FAIRFIELD
Aspiring shepherds from Lady Manners School battled the elements to win the top prize in the National Sheep Association (NSA)’s Junior Shepherd Competition.
Three students from Lady Manners School, Natasha Clarke, Will Hancock and James Mellor, were joined by Josh Ellis from Ripley Academy to create an unbeatable team of junior shepherds. The competition included nine teams from schools across the region and was organised by DART Training Limited.
The shepherds had to complete a range of activities including foot-trimming and dagging-out in unusually testing conditions. The day of the competition coincided with heavy snowfall but in some cases farming machinery was used to get the intrepid contestants to the event!
Bill Jones, experienced sheep and cattle lecturer, who presided over the judging said: “It is tremendous to see all the youngsters competing displaying skills, knowledge and enthusiasm necessary to bring in and sustain the agricultural industry.”
Ann Litchfield, of DART, said: “It was tremendous to see such a keen, competitive and sporting spirit. We are sincerely grateful to the NSA, all of our sponsors, host, judge and helpers and not least the schools and students themselves.”
85 YEARS YOUNG IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
Tideswell Community Players have been performing for 85 years. Wish them happy birthday!
In 1930 a group of villagers led by a local woman called Annie Scholefield, performed their first play. Performing ever since, their next production, the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, is to be performed 21st to 23rd May in Tideswell Church.
With the rudiments of a set and props provided by local craftsmen, the first production was comedy thriller Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure, produced by Mrs Scholefield. Performed in The Oddfellows Hall, near Market Square, it was an instant hit. Since then the Players have put on hundreds of shows, continuing throughout WW2. All plays from 1930 to the 1960s were produced by Mrs Scholefield, or 'Mama' as she was known. She had a firm technique at rehearsals. There was no room for argument or question. Total commitment was expected. L du Garde Peach, a prolific playwright (including at least two plays set in Tideswell), pioneer of Derbyshire dialect plays and early radio soundscape plays for the BBC, was involved in early productions.
Based in three main venues over the years, The Oddfellows Hall, the Methodist Hall and then the United Reformed Church Hall until 2010, the medieval Parish Church (the Cathedral of the Peak) has also been used, a tradition which continues today. The group also uses Bishop Pursglove School Hall, The George Hotel, and Fountain Square Church (hoping to have a new home there after church renovation works).
Once close to the village's social centre, with active social committee, large membership, eagerly awaited dinner dances and barbecues, many have devoted their lives to the group. Well over 750 people have been involved in the productions over the years, an amazing total.
With a professionally directed Romeo and Juliet in 2001, since 2002 professional theatre and music have been bought to the village through Live and Local or by contracting directly with performers. Over 70 visiting shows have been successfully promoted.
With a new generation of hard-working, hard-acting, old hands and very pleased to see new faces, there is now renewed interest by all ages wanting to get involved. The group is probably as strong now as it ever was and continues to put on a wide range of classic and modern drama and comedy, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.
So many have put in hundreds of hours with the group over the past 85 years, on stage, backstage or front of house. Hopefully the group has a long future.
Follow Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter. Join the emailing list via Facebook or by emailing email@example.com. Buy tickets via www.ticketsource/tideswelltheatre or Facebook. Very many photos of past productions going right back to 1930 available on Facebook.
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