Christmas Concert by Candlelight – 29th November – St. Peter’s Church. Tickets will be available on the door on the night!
Another opportunity to hear the Fishpond Choir perform at St. Peter’s Church, on this occasion by candlelight. The programme will include ‘Walking in the Air’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Panis Angelicus’ and ‘Rockin around the Christmas Tree’. Please support this Christmas Concert and come along to hear the sounds of a wonderful choir on Saturday 29th November at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 adults, £3 children, £20 family ticket (2+2), which includes an interval glass of wine, soft or hot drink, and stollen. Available from Cathy on 310125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. To view the full provisional programme, please go to the Alstonefield Events page.
Indoor Bowls Club Open Evening Thursday 11th December
Everyone is invited to an Open Evening at 7.00pm in Alstonefield Village Hall, when you can have a go at bowling in an informal knockout competition. It would be helpful to know in advance if you would like to bowl – please ring Brian on 01335 310353. There will be prizes! If you don’t want to bowl, just come and watch. It will be fun. Please bring a little food (and drinks if you want them) for sharing afterwards (about 8.30pm) – tea and coffee will be provided.
Posthumous Award for Brian Ross
Brian’s wife, Carrie and his daughter, Selina, collected an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in the Community’, awarded postumously to Brian on Thursday 6th November. A photograph can be viewed by clicking here and the citation read as follows:
‘Wetton & Alstonefield CFR Scheme were blessed by the presence of Brian Ross who spent many years responding to patients in and around his local area. Brian is greatly missed by all who knew him, particularly the members of WACRF who all have fond memories of a decent and upstanding member of their community. In recognition of his life and work, dedicated to his community and patient care, Brian’s wife Carrie receives the award in memory of Brian for his outstanding contribution to the CFR scheme’
December 6th in The Village Hall
Musician Isla St Clair and film-maker Patrick King present a fascinating, friendly and nostalgic evening looking at the role of popular music in wartime, with live music, film clips and opportunities to join in. Isla St Clair is known to millions for her numerous television appearances, most notably as co-host with Larry Grayson on the BBC’s The Generation Game. However, her lovely voice and musical talent has earned her a long-standing musical career too, taking her from her roots learning to sing and play traditional songs in the North East of Scotland to performances all over the world. Continues on the Alstonefield Events page.
Alstonefield Remembers its’ Soldiers
Since 2011 records detailing the lives of the servicemen of the village and surrounding area who died in the two World Wars have been contained in the Alstonefield Remembrance Book.
To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1, the book has been updated and expanded following further research particularly of local records. The research to date has provided a more extensive record of the lives of each man from or with an association to the village and includes photographs, local newspaper cuttings, army records and census returns. We appreciate the considerable amount work undertaken by Susan Wilding on this project.
The book is available for all to read in St Peter’s church or on the Alstonefield Remembrance Book page, where each soldier’s record can be accessed.
Lance Corporal Sydney Gilman, killed in action March 1918 and awarded the Military Medal
Fitting Finale for Fine Season
This match perfectly summed up the Gargoyles’ 2014 season. A beautiful summer’s day, a fast and true wicket and two very good evenly matched teams, both full of wily experience and the exuberance of youth. The result too was a fair reflection of so many matches in this campaign, with Ian McKay’s Chairman’s Invitation XI narrowly edging past captain Simon Smith’s Alstonefield Club XI by 3 wickets, with less than two overs to spare.
And the clock chimed…
The Church Tower restoration has been completed click here to see the update.
Leaden Boot Presentation at Wakes
On behalf of the 2014 Leaden Boot, Noel Peat presented cheques to the Village Hall, St. Peter’s Church, First Responders & Wetton Village Hall prior to the start of our traditional Wakes Service with Warslow Silver Band on the George Green on Sunday 29th June.
Derbyshire Life ‘Perfect Peakland Alstonefield’ – June 2014
For those who didn’t see the Derbyshire Life magazine article on Alstonefield in the June issue, click ‘Perfect Peakland Alstonefield
Leaden Boot completes its 4th Successful Year
David Harrison completed the 4th Leaden Boot in a fantastic 4 hours and 43 minutes. Almost 300 walkers and runners left Alstonefield Village Hall on a hot Sunday 18th May in the 4th annual Leaden Boot event. The participants arrived in Alstonefield early on Sunday morning from all over the country, as well as from the USA and the Netherlands. The last walkers completed the route well before the cut-off time, in 11 hours 30 minutes. Well done and thanks to everyone who has helped to make this another successful event. To view more photographs, click here.
To view the 2014 results, click here