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Features from the Spring 2016 issue


Appeal for Alfie Oliver

Alfie Oliver is a 4 year old lad in the village who has cerebral palsy and would benefit from an operation which could enable him to stand and eventually possibly walk. Unfortunately, the NHS does not fund the operation so his parents have set up an appeal to raise the money for the operation to be carried out at Nottingham hospital. There is also a Pie and Pea quiz in April.

WW1 Memorial Project

The new Crich Parish Roll of Honour 2014 has now been printed and is on display in the Glebe. A memorial book has also been printed and contains mini biographies of all those that served, their families and communities. A website is being prepared. Help is still required in tracing the regiments of local soldiers.

Crich Heritage Partnership

A house mystery solved and The Stand under repair in 1997

Crich Neighbourhood Plan

The questionaires have been sent out and returned, what's happening now?

The Crich 10k race at the summer Fete

The organisers of the annual Crich 10k race are looking for volunteers to help with this year's race. Can you help?

Crich Brass Carol Concert

Crich Brass held a very successful carol concert at The King's Arms in December.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

The Wye and Upper Derwent Local Group is in peril of closing if they can’t find a new chairman soon. Can you help?

The Derbyshire Singers concert on March 12th

For their Spring Concert The Derbyshire Singers are again joining forces with the Lewisham Choral Society and a star cast of soloists and musicians to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s great oratorio ‘Elijah’. 

Fritchley Christmas Tree Lights

A spectacular display on The Green at Fritchley in December.

The Tramway Museum has a new play area

The Crich Tramway museum has installed a new play area in time for their reopening in March.

Three poems of local interest have been included in this edition

1. Lines On Crich

This poem was given to St Mary’s church by the Perry Family for display, that the whole community might share in its words and in memory of Mary Wagstaff who passed away on 13th August 2015.

2. Times Gone By in Fritchley

David Siddons remembers what life was like in Fritchley

3. The End of the Rainbow

Jean Pounder reflects on Crich Stand

The Good Old Days

Think you are hard done by at work, back in 1852 the workers were enjoying a sudden improvement in their working conditions, they only had to attend between 7am and 6pm. What other 'impovements' were there?

Did you know you can use your Gold Card to access books and magazines via your computer

This service is now available through the Derbyshire County Council website, here are the details.

Digital Derbyshire

Digital Derbyshire is a £34 million partnership between Derbyshire County Council, Broadband Delivery UK, BT, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Regional Development Fund to bring fibre broadband to more than 100,000 premises across the county.

Fred Bunting wants you to know he's very well in Malta

Fred Bunting, now living in Malta, sends us a poem about how he is these days.

Frustrated by Spell Checkers on your computer?

See if you can decipher this poem on the frustrations of the spell checker.





Features Archive

Features from previous issues can be read in this archive