Dovedale Fete – Monday 25th May
5th Leaden Boot Challenge – Sunday 17th May
292 runners and walkers started the annual 26 mile challenge from Alstonefield Village Hall on a cloudy but dry day. Andrew Hunter arrived home first in a near record breaking time of 4 hours and 25 minutes, shortly followed by Stephen Cotterill at 4 hours 27 and Kruger Fitch at 4 hours 42. Running in aid of Cancer Research, local lad, Peter Linley (age 15) achieved a fantastic time of 5 hours and 8 minutes. The first lady home was Elen Rees of ‘Simply Walk’ with a time of 5 hours and 31. Click here to see more photos in the gallery. Well done everyone!
Cricket Club prepares for 2015 season….
Cricket club members pictured here preparing the recreation field for the new season, with the first home appearance on Sunday 7th June. An enthusiastic turnout provided maximum effort, setting the scene for another successful season, as well as ensuring the village playing field looks in pristine condition for the enjoyment and benefit of the community and visitors alike.
New players always welcome.
Call Simon Smith on (01335) 310113
Leaden Boot Test Walk
Carrie, Meg & Cathy have test walked the Leaden Boot route over Tuesday/Wednesday 12th/13th May. Routes have been cleared, instructions checked and mobile signals verified. All set to go on Sunday! View the photos in the gallery here
Mary celebrates 58 years at Christian Aid
Mary Jephcott’s work as local organiser for Christian Aid week since its inception in 1957 was recognised on Monday 11th May when she was presented with a Certificate for her achievements by Becky Hurst, CA Regional Organiser, in the company of friends at the Village Hall. Well done Mary!
Fordante -from Strauss to the Movies, see concert review here
Classic Rock Night at Alstonefield Village Hall 6th June.
Now something different for your ears!
We are proud to present a night of Classic Rock from local band The Rotters and epic rock tracks from DJ Bongo! This will be a folk free zone!
This is a fundraising event in aid of Alstonefield Cricket Club, so please come along for a great night!
Music starts at 8pm band on at 9pm with licenced bar with local cask ales and bottle beers.
Check out poster for details. Click here. For regular updates.
Gargoyles Opening Night Drama ends in a Farce
You couldn’t write the script. Surprising themselves and the hardy Abbots Bromley audience, the players of Alstonefield Cricket Club moved seamlessly from their indoor rehearsals to the big stage of a major league club and dismissed their hosts for just 105. But, the Gargoyles’ reputation for improvising thrilling finishes instead of just winning, has been justly earned…..
A quarter peal, a plaque and some nibbles …
Memorial Walk for Brian
Fabulous weather complemented a super turn-out for the Memorial Walk for Brian Ross on Tuesday 21st April around the Heights of Abraham and Riber Castle area, with lunch at the Pub at Starkholmes.
Car Boot Sales Starting again for the Summer.
The car boot sales held on Alstonefield playing field from 7.30am until 12 noon are starting on Sunday April 26th. Refreshments will be available in the village hall throughout the morning. Thereafter, car boot sales will take place on the last Sunday of each month from April to September 2015 on May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, August 30th and September 27th. Do come and be assured of a warm welcome.
New Sunday service pattern at St Peter’s from May 2015
For more details please click here
2015 Leaden Boot Challenge is Full
For further information concerning the 2015 and 2016 LBC events please visit leadenboot.org.uk
Wetton & Alstonefield Community First Responders
Celebrate 15 years serving our rural communites with care, pride and excellence. More details here
Alstonefield Walking Group Visits the Birchen & Baslow Edges
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
And the clock chimed…
The Church Tower restoration has been completed click here to see the update.
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