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Not Our Severed Hand

Last time I had cause to write of Knights of old and so forth, it was about Sir Gawain, an Arthurian character not normally associated with Derbyshire. There is another hoary old tale, frequently re-told, especially in South Derbyshire where it is supposedly set. This centres around a betrayal and a severed hand. Unlike Sir […]

Derbyshire’s Corinthian

It was appropriate that a memorial service for Donald Carr, who died on 11 June aged 89, should be held at Repton School, where his cricket and football career was shaped. That career, straddling the amateur era as a player and the professionalism of the Seventies and Eighties as an administrator at Lord’s, was the […]

Cloth Nappies – Daizy Babies Leads the Way

Cloth nappies have gained traction over the recent years, moving being classed as the “old” way of doing things to a valid choice for parents. Daizy Babies have been providing “Real Nappies” and advice for busy parents throughout europe. We asked this local, yet international company about how they managed to offer their product in […]

The Queen’s Head @ Little Eaton

The Queen’s Head is an old coaching inn on the Alfreton Road (although some refer to it as the old Derby Road) in between Ripley and Derby. It’s recently become the third addition to The Derby Brewing Company’s selection of great pubs in and around the Derby area. These establishments are all completely individual but […]

Walk the Great Norther

This short walk skirts the western boundary of Derby enjoying some of the fine surrounding countryside, returning by way of the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk. The Great Northern Railway was once a cross country line from Grantham to Stafford by way of Nottingham, effectively linking both east and west coast mainlines. It passed through Derby […]