Gleaming Gargoyles Conclude Campaign in Duffield Darkness

Alstonefield CC v. Duffield CC

What a fine way to finish the Gargoyles’ 2018 season with yet another nail-biter. A full-scale team performance with every player sparkling, lighting up the Gargoyles gallery of heroes.

 Click here for the full match report …

Village events

  • Sat 29 September, 8pm – RUTH NOTMAN + Dan Britton & Chris Conway (Village Hall)  Singer songwriter, pianist and guitarist (and BBC Young Folk Award finalist) joined by multi-instrumental duo who have worked with acts as diverse as The Monkees’ Peter Tork and Jethro Tull. Tickets
  • Sat 20 October, 8pm – AMY WADGE  (Village Hall) – SOLD OUT
    BAFTA nominee (for ‘Keeping Faith’ BBC series) and Grammy-award winning singer songwriter returns to the village for her second sold out show.
  • Weekend 10/11 November 10am to 4pm – Alstonefield’s War – exhibition

    To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, the Local History Group is holding an exhibition in the church, to tell the story of the soldiers from the village who went to war, their lives, and what the village was like at the time. More information here.
  • Friday 23 November – DAVE PEGG & A J CLARK (Village Hall)
    Virtuoso bass player with decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, joined by one of the most entertaining raconteurs and songwriters on the scene.

More details of future concerts in the hall can be found on our events page here.  Please do book early as our concerts often sell out early.

A big thank you to the people in Alstonefield…

who signed the petition to support a traffic restriction order on the lane linking the Manifold Valley and Back of Ecton.

Susan Reiblein has told us that as a result of all the support gained, on 7th September, the Peak Park Planning Committee supported the proposal to put a permanent restriction on motorised traffic including 4*4 and scramble bikes travelling on this green lane.

Hopefully this beautiful valley will be able to restore itself to its former tranquil glory.

New Order Wins Thriller For Gargoyles

Rob Handscombe delivering flight and guile against Wootton

A thrilling victory off the last ball of the game saw Alstonefield win against the ever popular Wootton CC. Bon ami was abounding on a rather damp and drab day…

Click here to read more …

Alstonefield Benefice

For September services in the Alstonefield benefice, please click here.

Bad Day at the Office for Gargoyles

“But thy eternal summer shalt not fade” … Shakespeare

In front of the season’s biggest crowd for the visit of Clifton CC, Alstonefield CC chose this match to deliver their poorest all-round performances of the season. A feature of this hitherto successful campaign, has been the ability of the Gargoyles bowlers and fielders to put batsmen under pressure from the first ball, hold on to catches and ultimately deny the opposition match winning runs. On Sunday it was these two disciplines that were awry and ultimately expensive. And yet it had all started so well……

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292 people compete in the 8th Leaden Boot Challenge on Sunday 20 May

Amazingly, over 250 of these people, not forgetting several dogs, completed the challenge of walking or running a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in under 12 hours.  It was a hot day for those taking part but the views were amazing with bluebells, garlic and mayblossom in full bloom.  The first person home, Kurt Fitch of Nottingham, was twenty minutes ahead of the rest of the field.

Over 50 local people helped to make the event possible by organising refreshments for the competitors, marking the route and manning the checkpoints.  Enough funds were raised to support St Peter’s Church, Alstonefield and Wetton Village Halls and Wetton and Alstonefield Community First Responders.

Results can be found on the Leaden Boot Challenge page.

Staffordshire Farm Watch.

We’re all aware of the rise in rural crime, particularly within the farming sector.

Staffordshire Police are working with local communities in the Moorlands area to tackle these issues and have set up a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date.

Please visit and ‘like’ their page at: https://www.facebook.com/StaffsFarmWatch/

If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call the police non-emergency number: 101.

You can also sign up to receive communications from the police by downloading this form:

Moorlands Farm Watch