Walking In Derbyshire

Walk Derbyshire – A Walk Between Monyash & Flagg

If you were living in the Peak District countryside around a hundred years ago, the chances are that you would be following a dual working schedule.  Part of your working day would be tending the needs of a dairy herd and maybe carrying out a little ploughing and growing feed crops for those valuable cattle.  […]

Lost Houses in Derbyshire

The Lost Houses of Derbyshire – West Hallam Hall

No native West Hallam resident, of course, would acknowledge being resident of Ilkeston – they are fiercely independent folk – but the loss of the hall caused this unexpected expansion, and the man responsible was bullish Nottingham developer and bigwig, Alderman Sir Albert Ball (1863-1946), as with one of two other lost Derbyshire houses (not […]

Derbyshire Local Interests

Cosy Garden Rooms & The rise in outdoor living

A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years – the rise in popularity of outdoor living. To some extent the pandemic taught us the importance and value of fresh air, nature and outdoor spaces. For the best part of two years our homes and gardens came under scrutiny like never before; our gardens and outdoor spaces […]

Female Products - Tried & Tested

The Beauty Report with Virtue

All virtue products are free of parabens, sulfates, pthalates, colors, and dyes, and are safe for color treated hair. Gluten free. Cruelty free. Vegan. FULLShampoo £15 &Conditioner £16 Fine, thin hair struggles to hold style. It suffers from breakage, appearing limp and lackluster. Virtue Full products dissolve excess oil and residue, then plump each strand […]

Restaurant Reviews - Derbyshire

Dining at Binary, Derby

Binary Bar and Restaurant, Bespoke Inns newest addition, has continued to prove itself over the months to be a jewel in the crown by winning the coveted ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards. If you haven’t tried it yet then you’re missing a treat.   We took the opportunity, over a […]

Celebrity Interviews

Celebrity Interview – Billy Ivory

Imagine you’re writing a film and you’re asked who you would ideally like to play the two lead roles. That happened to Nottinghamshire-born screenwriter William Ivory on his last project and he had no hesitation: Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson. When approached both actors astonishingly said they wanted parts in The Great Escaper which was […]