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Dining at Railway Tearooms

Having ventured out on the weekly supermarket shop early Saturday morning and completed the ordeal, we decided that we deserved a (rare) treat; perhaps a trip out to a tearoom would be just what we both needed to start the weekend off properly. With this mission in mind, my partner and myself were fortunate to […]

Along Stanage Edge

The eastern escarpment of the Derwent Valley is lined along most of its length almost from its birth and as far as Chatsworth.  Broken into sections where natural weaknesses allow roads or trackways to cross the heights, this abrupt rise from the valley has always determined the route taken by travellers from as far back […]

Gardening – MAY

I think that 2014 will be remembered as one of the kindest years to the gardener in a long time. From the start of this year it looked like it was going to be a good one for plants – the weather was mild so the early flowering plants really put on a fantastic display […]

The Archers of Ashover

[dropcaps]Traditionally bowmen from Ashover, Men of Asher as they were known, fought with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt. Of them only the name of their leader, Thomas Babington remains, but as Brian Spencer discovered, one of the local pubs, The Crispin has direct links to that momentous event in English history.[/dropcaps] Archery was […]

The Garden of Renishaw Hall

[dropcaps]With summer becoming little more than a pleasant memory, Brian Spencer reminiscences about a visit he made while Renishaw’s gardens were at their glorious best.[/dropcaps] Hardly the size and ducal splendour of Chatsworth, or the medieval fairytale castle of Haddon, Renishaw Hall still manages to fascinate all who visit this gothic pile a few miles […]