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Calke Abbey, Ticknall - National Trust
The National Trust are recruiting volunteers to work at Calke Abbey, Ticknall.
The volunteers have a vital role in bringing NT properties to life.
Interested? Then click the appropriate link for more details.
Volunteers are required in four categories:
Squirt's Stable Activity Volunteer. Click here>>
Stableyard Encounter Volunteer. Click here>>
Stableyard Family Volunteers. Click here>>
Stableyard Guide Volunteer. Click here>>
DUFFIELD’S RECORD BREAKING WOMEN?
Is there any other village in the country with a population of only 6,000 people which
supports three WIs?
Whether or not, we think this exciting new situation is something to celebrate.
A few women from Duffield Cumberhills Women’s Institute (WI for short) wondered whether
there might be a demand for another group in the village, because their institute was full to
They got more than they expected!
When a pilot meeting was held, the organisers were amazed at the number of women of all ages who came
to register an interest in joining the WI.
The result was that two new groups were formed, Duffield Afternoon and Duffield Evening WI.
These two form sister groups to the highly successful Duffield Cumberhills, which was established in 1967.
The Women’s Institute has been inspiring women since 1915.
BATTLE CONTINUES FOR CONTROL OF PATTEN MAKERS
Emily Bowler and her award winning team at the popular Patten Makers should know next
month whether their fight to carry on running the pub has been successful.
The team has done all it can to put pressure on owners Enterprise Inns to come up with
what they feel is a fair
rent instead of one which will drive them out of business.
Television, radio and newspapers have carried their story and local MP Pauline Latham
has raised the issue at Westminster.
LOCAL RAIL ENTHUSIASTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
A team of volunteers from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway has won the prestigious Railcar of the year award
for their work in restoring a rare class 119 Diesel Multiple Unit.
Diesel railcar enthusiasts throughout the UK have bestowed the accolade on the team following an annual
competition that has restorers from other heritage railways throughout the country entering the highly
In November 2008 the small team of volunteers decided to take on the mammoth task of restoring the unit to
its former glory.
SALLY MONTAGUE GROUP STAFF CELEBRATE AT ANNUAL IN-SALON AWARDS 2014
Staff at the Sally Montague Hair Group’s six salons enjoyed an evening of glitz and glamour at the annual
awards held at the flagship salon, The Old Hall in St Peter’s Churchyard, Derby.
Owner Sally said: “it’s the perfect opportunity for me to say thank you for their exemplary service to the brand
during the past 12months.”
Steve Croot, of Croots Farm Shop of Duffield, proudly accepted the Local Food Hero award from celebrity
chef Valentine Warner and Councillor Janet Hill, vice chair of Derbyshire County Council.
Croots Farm Shop employs 21 people and sells products from more than 40 producers from within a 50-mile
radius. It has won a number of Great Taste Awards, which are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fine food
Godfreys dou, Mark Hosking and Greg Broadbent have embarked on the challenging task of completing the
London triathlon in aid of cancer research.
The London triathlon consists of a 1500m swim through the London Victorua docks, a 40km cycle past Tower
Bridge and Westminster, and a 10km run past the Royal Albert docks.
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