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Derbyshire’s Homegrown Cricketing Heros

IDEALLY, county cricket’s trophy winners are saluted by an ecstatic home crowd or by a full house at Lord’s. Four of Derbyshire’s five major honours fit this category: the NatWest and Benson and Hedges finals of 1981 and 1993, the Sunday League title clinched at Derby in 1990 and promotion and the Second Division championship […]

A Walk around Rowarth

The chances are that if you are not acquainted with the area, you will be thinking to yourself, ‘Rowarth, where on earth is Rowarth?’ The village of Rowarth, the subject of this month’s walk, is one of those little known places one finds from time to time tucked away in some pleasant corner of the […]

Bringing Water to your Tap!

Without seeming to inconvenience anyone, a huge building site high above Ambergate on the outskirts of Crich has been well under way since October 2014.  When it is finished in 2017 there will be two massive underground concrete reservoirs capable of storing water to supply most of the top-up needs of Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester […]

The Farne Islands

Now run as a wildlife sanctuary by its present owners the National Trust, the tiny group of mainly uninhabited islands can only be reached by one of the small ferries operating daily from nearby Seahouses throughout the summer months. Brian Spencer joined one of the frequent cruises. In all innocence we thought that the Tuesday after […]

Walk around Butterley

While this is intended to be used along with a ride on the Midland Railway from Butterley Station, it also makes a reasonably all-weather walk along the delightfully rural corridor that separates the industrial areas of Ripley and Alfreton. Quite short, it is only three miles long and there are no steep climbs on either […]

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Grindon and the Manifold Trail

Of all the beauty spots in the Peak District, this western corner where it merges with the Staffordshire Moorlands is one of its hidden gems. The pretty village of Grindon where the walk starts, is little changed from a time when most of its cottages were the homes of agricultural labourers, when farming was more […]

Dining at the Izaak Walton

When James and Amanda Keay bought the Izaak Walton (named after the famous author of “The Complete Angler”) in March 2014 it was a definite case of head and heart coming together. The head part was the fact that this was a great business opportunity to restore the Izaak Walton back to its former glory, […]

Merseyside Maritime History

Liverpool and Birkenhead have seen many changes since their heyday of shipping, but as Brian Spencer found out, there are still many links with their maritime history. If you could go back to the mid to late 1800s, the whole of the Mersey estuary would have been full of ships carrying goods in and out […]

Bradshaw Hall Eyam

If one parks one’s car in the car park in the centre of the historic village of Eyam, one cannot help but noticing the untidy and folorn ruin of a building, the remains sporting some low mullioned windows, the whole enveloped in weeds, nettles and a couple of small trees. Or at least that was […]