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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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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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The Sounds of Ashbourne


Close your eyes and think about where you live. What do you hear? The better you know a place, the more familiar the distinct sounds become. As I was writing this blog I realised that most of this can go … Continue reading

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The perfect market town (a vision)


Close your eyes and imagine the perfect place to live… Its Summer, of course its summer. You’ve got a great house – wisteria round the doorway – and a garden full of flowers with your family happily playing. Just down … Continue reading

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“Corinthian” or Corinthians? Why money will ruin our sport


I’m a sports fan. I see the value of participation and I share the excitement of watching but lately I have lost my enthusiasm for teams. I’m sick of the loss of the Corinthian spirit and I loathe the impact … Continue reading

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Pancakes are for sissies; try an Ashbourne Shrovetide


The event of the year is almost upon us. Ashbourne Shrovetide seems to be having something of a resurgence at the moment – maybe fuelled by more extensive media coverage, some controversies both on and off the field, and the … Continue reading

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An Ashbourne Christmas poem


As Santa approached to collect his sleigh He looked down on Ashbourne ahead of his day At Shentons they’d serviced the tinselly sled He’d rejected some camels for reindeer instead.

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