Tag Archives: Derbyshire

Halfway to the Ashbourne Bunting target


Ashbourne’s bunting is now drawing in more support online and through donations and pledges directly to the Ashbourne News Telegraph. £5000 will secure it’s replacement which should last a few years. The organisers would still welcome volunteers who can help … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Beer and Cider Festival review


  The 2nd CAMRA Ashbourne Beer and Cider festival looked to be a roaring success when I visited on Saturday evening. Beer festivals are a celebration of the variety and quality of beer we produce in Britain. They tend to … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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Beyond Limits: Sculptures at Chatsworth


Every year Chatsworth hosts a sculpture exhibition. It is part of a clever marketing strategy to make a tourist destination right the way through to Christmas. After the summer holidays there is the sculptures, then Lumiere evenings where the house … Continue reading

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The joy of Summer in a country town


There are some things which we all take for granted and one of them is the simple feeling of Summer in a country town. In a technological age, when we all feel economic and economic pressures in our every day … Continue reading

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Reviving the Ashbourne Spring


Tissington’s Well Dressing dedication is on May 29th and in the days before you could see the village is getting ready with marquees and signage. The http://www.welldressing.com website lists more than 100 active well dressing locations in the area and … Continue reading

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Difference as defined by meringue


There’s nothing like a holiday to make you think about where you live. I’ve just returned from a holiday in the Languedoc region of France stopping in a gite. I’ve realised that what I enjoy about France in general is … Continue reading

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