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End of an era

Old image of the Jovial DutchmanIt has been said that the Jovial Dutchman got its name from the Dutch navvies who worked on building the Cromford Canal. It has been the home of, amongst others, Friendly Societies, Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of Druids and the beautifully named Loyal United Sisters. House, farm sales and auctions were held there. Many sporting teams were based at the Jovial, stories of which have appeared in previous issues of this magazine. Throughout the years the various landlords and landladies have supported village life. Now it will no longer be a public house and another landmark and link to our heritage disappears.Old image of the Jovial Dutchman

Previous hosts at the Jovial Dutchman since 1900 have included �

J. Bowmer, L. Jarvis, C. Baker, S, Smith, J. Fritchley, G.H. Smith, J.W. Nadin, M. Oliphant, M. Killer, M. Travis, C. Lees.

Sadly a public house linked to the long history of our community is to be no more. The Jovial Dutchman, which has served the village faithfully for a great number of years, has �called time� and is to close.

Thank you to Adrian and Michelle for hosting our CACN meetings. We shall miss your friendliness and support for our work. ED

The Jovial DutchmanFrom mine hosts, Michelle and Adrian Worthy �

Last orders at the Dutchman Michelle and Adrian would like to say a big thank you to all their friends and customers who have supported them over the last six years. For those who haven�t, I�m afraid that �Last orders� have been called and �Time gentlemen, please� is not far behind.

So, if you get the chance, call in and have a drink with us before it is too late.

Hope to see you,

Michelle and Adrian