Current issue – 13th October 2014
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2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
Autumn Offers on Les Volet wine at John Hattersley Wines – see page 1
Electronic cigarette fluid only £1.99 during October – see page 2
50% off Gallery kitchens at Midco, Bakewell – see page 2
20% off energy efficient windows at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 7
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY at Markovitz Builders’ Merchants, Darley Dale, Buxton, Tideswell, Leek, Hadfield and Clay Cross – see page 7
FREE eye test when you spend £99 at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 10
SAVE £100 on a Bosch Maxx 7 auto washer at C. Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 11
15% OFF SHOPPING EVENT at Penrose Interiors, Pilsley – see page 11
Lowest price promise at Lee Holmes Carpets, Matlock – see page 12
Lots of special offers on garden machinery at Torne Valley, Bakewell – see page 12
Lots of special offers on garden machinery at Platts Harris, Darley Dale – see page 13
CLEARANCE SALE at Matlock Music Shop, Matlock – see page 15
10% OFF and 0% INTEREST FREE CREDIT at Authentic Furniture, Peak Village Shopping Centre, Rowsley – see page 17
Up to 50% off clothing and footwear at Carrs Billington, Bakewell – see page 18
ONE DAY FABRIC & HABI CLEARANCE SALE at Bebra Designs, Buxton – see page 19
FREE FACE MAPPING at Alive Beauty, Peak Village, Rowsley – see page 19
FREE TASTER SESSIONS at Fitness Fusion, Bakewell and Bamford – see page 20
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Three pages taking a look at fashion and beauty for the new season.
THE LATE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
Following the sad news of the death of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire last week, we wanted to add our tribute to the many that you will undoubtedly have already received.
As well as being the co-founders of Accessible Derbyshire we have in the past raised funds for several good causes in the county : the ‘Thomas’ Playground’ appeal at Ashgate Croft School, the ‘Pool For Megan And Her Friends’ appeal (also at the school) as well as for Bluebell Wood Children's hospice.
It was through these very special causes that we were fortunate enough to meet the Dowager Duchess who gave much-needed funds to each of these in turn without hesitation. A private donation to the playground appeal was followed a few years later by a £5,000 donation to the swimming pool appeal with a further donation helping to fund the ‘Golden Miles’ book for Bluebell Wood for which she also wrote the foreword.
We both felt that these were not simply charitable donations: they were her way of making a difference to causes affecting local people that she cared deeply about and took a personal interest in.
Through her generosity she showed that great wealth and great privilege can go hand in hand with great care and great kindness for which we, and the families and children she supported, will always fondly remember her.
She was a truly great lady.
Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver
ABSINTHE AND LACE CHAMPAGNE SUPPER CLUB
After the hugely successful shows in June and August, we cordially invite you to October’s Champagne Supper Club.
Step back into a bygone era of opulence and glamour, as you relax in the candlelit splendour.
With an array of sophisticated, award winning class acts, this is a memorable evening for the discerning audience.
VIP Guests will be welcomed with a flute of fabulous champagne, prior to a sumptuous three course dinner served at your candlelit table. There will then be a theatre length show, packed with stunning acts from across the land.
To learn more about our award winning acts, menu choices, and seating options, please visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk OR telephone box office on 0845 127 2190.
Successful Walking Project Marches On
Derbyshire Dales District Council marked the 10th anniversary of its successful Walking for Health scheme by staging a festival day – and announcing the launch of yet another regular weekly walk.
The new easy trek from Youlgrave – the 23rd weekly free walk organised by the District Council – started on Tuesday 23 September.
Ten years ago Councillor Carol Walker led the very first health walk in her home town of Bakewell – and it was fitting that Bakewell’s Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) was chosen to host Thursday’s 10-year celebration.
There was even a celebration cake – made by council officer Eileen Tierney – themed around a map of the Derbyshire Dales.
Councillor Walker, this year’s Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales, welcomed more than 130 regular walkers to the festival, which included four circular walks from the ABC, presentations and, later, a variety of have-a-go classes including pilates, yoga, tai chi, indoor bowls and various forms of dance and chair-based exercise.
Said Councillor Walker, who continues to lead Bakewell's Thursday morning health walk: “This really was a unique celebration. I count myself fortunate to have been involved in the very first health walk back in 2004 and to have seen this project grow to include 23 weekly walks across the beautiful Dales, including Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Wirksworth, Tideswell, Litton and now Youlgrave. Long may they continue!”
The District Council’s Walking for Health officer, Howard Griffith announced a series of long-service presentations handed out by colleague Karen Carpenter, who was involved in the original planning of the walks project.
Singled out for special praise were the scheme’s 45 volunteer walk leaders who last year enabled 7,075 individual walks and a surge of interest in recent times - participation rates have increased by over 65% since 2011.
More information about all of the District Council’s Health Walks is available online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/walks or by contacting Howard Griffith on 01629 761 194.
ANOTHER GREAT RESULT FOR BAKEWELL
The presentations for the 2014 East Midlands in Bloom competition took place at Lark Hill Village, Nottingham on Wednesday 17th September 2014.
Another great result for Bakewell, coming second out of twelve in category in the East Midlands Regional finals of the Britain in Bloom Competition. Uppingham in Rutland again received gold and highest score in the small town category and Bakewell again received a Silver-Gilt, a striking result as the standards get tougher each year. “We have continued to make progress in the competition,” said organiser Julia Zamoyski. “Having increased our score each time in recent years, we’re tantalisingly close now, just two points away from the gold standard. The generosity of sponsors and hard work from volunteers this year has put us in a great position to go the extra mile and deliver Gold for Bakewell next year.”
Additional Awards for Bakewell included a Silver-Gilt in the Commercial Premises category for the wonderful garden managed by Tim Cooper at T C Harrison Ltd., and a special Judges Award for community involvement and improvements at Riverside Gardens.
The Bloom competition is about far more than floral display, it centres strongly on environmental stewardship and community involvement, and is an all-year round programme.
So, if you’d like to help in 2015 or would like to know more, contact Julia Zamoyski on 01629 815123.
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ MAM TOR
It seemed like ages since Sally had climbed to the heady heights of Mam Tor. As she parked up in Castleton and looked towards the famous ‘ridge’ Sally could make out ant-like figures on the skyline. Within an hour or so she hoped to be up there herself, but first she had to huff and puff her way up the Coffin Track to Hollins Cross.
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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