Lovely “State Of The Nation” piece. There is much to cherish and preserve. I like the balance of celebration and awareness of change
Like much of the country, I’ll be glued to BBC One on Sunday night following the lives of the peope in ‘The Village’ the new epic drama series starring Maxine Peake and John Simm and written by Peter Moffat. This beautifully-filmed series charts the life and turbulent times of one English village across the whole of the 20th century http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/the-village.html
I understand the BBC chose the Peak District because they wanted something ‘typical’ and not too specialised, so no mines or fishing ports. In return, they found this inspiring landscape and the charms of Hayfield, Charlesworth, Glossop,Chapel-en-le-Frith and Edale. The Peak District can lay claim to being home to some special and famous villages – the plague village of Eyam, the ducal village of Edensor and our favourite Baronet’s village of Tissington www.tissingtonhall.co.uk .
But I think that our villages are also special because they are communities and ones that…
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