Friday 1st May, 7.30pm
Fordante present ‘From Strauss to the Movies’. This
promises to be a mesmerising concert
in aid of St Peter’s church.
Tickets £9.00 or £7.00 (under 14) available from:
OR 01335 310322
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.
Gargoyles Celebrate Best Season Ever in Fine Style
Stately surroundings, a full house, a superb three course meal and scintillating entertainment, made Alstonefield Cricket Club’s Annual Awards Dinner a night to remember. The 2014 season was the best yet for the Gargoyles. The standard of cricket, the strength of the fixture list, with more and more clubs wanting to share the Alstonefield cricket experience and the commitment of all the club’s members to building a successful club, made it a special season and the celebrations did it justice.
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
Alstonefield Italiano – “Spaghetti Swing” (Jan 24th)
The stage was set: a projector screen, a drum kit, a keyboard and, up front, a table with a large pasta pan, a steaming saucepan and a collection of bottles.
Two guys lurked ominously……… (review continues here)
Wetton & Alstonefield Community First Responders
Celebrate 15 years serving our rural communites with care, pride and excellence. More details here
Seasonal Cheer at New Year’s Market
The snow has turned to sleet and drizzle but inside the Village Hall on Saturday 3rd January, the atmosphere could not have been more convivial for the Annual New Year’s Market. Opened by District Councillor, Edwin Wain, the market is now in its 4th year and attracts regular atendees. Visitors were entertained by Clarinettist Marie Bateman, Flautist Cathy Reavy and Pianist Margaret Cohen, with some percussive additions from Dave & Val! Over £600 was raised towards replacing worn chairs and trestle tables in the Village Hall.
Alstonefield Walking Group Visits the Birchen & Baslow Edges
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’
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
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