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.
We have recently as a business joined Friends of the Peak. This charity is run and managed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and its aim is to safeguard the landscapes of Britain’s first and most beautiful national park. They challenge and campaign against developments that threaten the Peak District’s beauty and tranquillity.They […]
Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn have been closed this week for a complete repaint and spring clean. The painters have already completed Douglas’s Barn and Janet and Louise have worked their magic to get it all spruced up and ready for business again. Tom’s Barn will be open again next Friday and Douglas’s is available […]
Happy new year to everyone, hoping it is going to be a good one! We have nearly completed our 1st year here at Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn and what a great year it has been. Met some lovely people, lovely well behaved dogs and a few beautiful babies. Looking forward to the coming year […]