Back at last from all our wanderings but before launching into accounts of Krakow (Bloomsbury meets Krakow in Poland) and Yorkshire I just feel I have to record that the new Parwich Memorial Hall was officially opened today Saturday 25th September 2010 (by the time I have finished this it may be tomorrow!).
The sun shone, the hall was packed with young and old and even – rather unusually – a ram – the local Mercian Regiment live mascot which attended, accompanied by his colonel and his handlers.
It will all be recorded on the Parwich blog, where also anyone who is interested can no doubt soon see dozens of photos, mostly taken by John, the official press photographers from the Stunner (Ashbourne News Telegraph) having made his excuses after ten minutes, to attend a rather important football match in Derby…
This most significant day for the village ended with a splendid 60’s evening party in the new hall. All being well you will get an idea from the photos what a truly magnificent, modern and attractive building we have and the amazing thing is that this has been achieved by a small rural community with approximately 500 people on the electoral roll: Parwich and the surrounding hamlets of Pikehall, Alsop-en-le-Dale and Ballidon.
Many many public spirited villagers worked long and hard over a number of years, with great patience and determination to make it all happen, raising the nearly £750,000 in money, grants and in kind needed to do so. It makes one feel very privileged and proud to live here.
Douglas’s Barn is available to book for short breaks 3 or 4 nights between 2 and 20 May 2016. Bookings usually start on a Monday or a Friday but if you want a break that starts on a different day get in touch. We are very flexible with bookings.
There are some new attractions added to the list of treats available with the Premier Cottages special privileges card. Amongst them are Renishaw Hall, Thornbridge Hall Gardens (new discounts), Hassop Station Cafe, Village Green Cafe Eyam, Carsington Water Sports and Leisure, Hartington Cheese Shop.
There are still a few free dates at the end of March/April in both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns. Short breaks, 3 or 4 nights, which are not normally available are on offer. Please look at availability and give me a call or book on line.