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Features from the Winter 2016 issue


Crich Well Dressings

Ever wondered about the history of well dressings or how they are contructed? Here's where you can find out all about it. Next year (2017) there will be a well dressing 'trail' around the area. If you are interested in helping build one here are the details about it all.

Day Care at The Glebe under threat

The Day Care which takes place 4 days a week at The Glebe is under serious threat as funding has been withdrawn. What can be done about it?

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.

Barbara Haslam - an appreciation of her life by Stan Smith

Barbara died recently and Stan Smith looks back at her life and great contribution to village life.

Community Award 2016

The Community Award for 2016 was presented to Doreen Mason in appreciation for the valuable support to the community of Crich and its surrounding area for over eighty years.

The mystery of a butcher's label

A butcher's label has been given to Crich Heritage Partnership, it looks like it has something to do with the old abattoir. Any ideas?

The Chris Storer Memorial Hill Climb on October 9th

Quite a few riders turned out for the annual event and youngsters had a go at the 'Come and try it' event. Here are the winners and an account of the day.

CACN Calendar 2017

This will be on sale from September.

How Can We Make Our Village More Dementia-Friendly?

A small group has been set up to look at ways of making Crich and the surrounding area more dementia friendly. These are the details.

The Cliff Inn Horticultural Society annual show

The Cliff Inn Horticultural Society held its annual show in September with a great turnout out of fruit, veg and home produce. Find out which member was the overall points winner.

Photos wanted of when Peak Practice was being filmed in the area

The CACN editor is on the lookout for any photos of Crich when it was converted into 'Cardale' for the tv program Peak Practice. Can you help?

Wingfield Park Sunday School win First Prize

In about 1936, at the South Wingfield Carnival, Wingfield Park Sunday School gained First Prize for their float ‘The Wedding of Jack and Jill’.


Stan Smith takes a look at the history of the hall and cemetery.

Photo query

There is a photo of children at Plaistow Green Junction with Cromford Road, outside a house, in the 1950s. Any ideas who they might be?

A big thank you for money raised for Rainbows at garden parties

Over £3,000 has been raised for Rainbows in recent months. A 'Thank You' from Janet and Peter Patilla to all those who attended their garden party, one of the local events.

Some 'Consumer Advice' from Cliff Shining

So what are your consumer rights? A timely reminder with Christmas approaching.



Features Archive

Features from previous issues can be read in this archive