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Harpur’s of Melbourne

Derbyshire’s newest 2 AA Rosette restaurant Derbyshire is a county of contrasts. From the dramatic vistas of the gritstone edges scarring through the purple heather, to the gentle rolling pastures and the newly created National Forest along the meandering Trent, the landscape could not be more different. The towns in the county reflect this diverse […]

Bolsover Castle

To many people Bolsover still evokes collieries and chemical works, but for good or bad all that is now in the past and the hilltop town and its castle has returned to its early glory.   Approaching from the M1 or Chesterfield, the road climbs steeply from the Doe Lea Valley.  This is where the […]

Gardening – Summer

What an incredible RHS Chelsea Flower show it was, a much better show for colour and garden design. The colour ‘fashions’ were deep purples, dark reds, sky blues and deep blues. Last year’s design trend seemed to be straight lines, boxes and rectangles, this year’s included far fewer straight lines and really clever uses of […]

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 […]

Gardening – APRIL

WOW April already? – We are now past March and the dreaded chance of the ‘s’ word; the weather is looking and feeling more like summer than spring so things are really moving on. April is always a busy time for gardeners, your local plant nurseries and garden centres will have plenty of new season […]

Wingerworth Hall

The late Dr Andor Gomme, emeritus Professor of English at the University of Keele (set in a park created by William Emes of Bowbridge Fields, Mackworth) was a notable architectural historian, who tragically died some years ago. Ever since I first met him in the 1980s, I was much taken by his enthusiasm and verve, […]