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Just a few of the things happening in and around Belper

MAY 2017





Tuesday  1st


BECOME ONE OF THE CREW and  VOLUNTEER & SUPPORT  YOUR LOCAL AIR AMBULANCE

JOIN BELPER & MATLOCK DISTRICT AIR AMBULANCE SUPPORTERS GROUP

We meet in The Millhouse, Derby Road, Milford, Belper DE56 0QW. – For 12.00 noon

We are a small but vibrant group looking for new volunteers who have

 a few hours to spare each month to take part in a wide variety of fund raising activities.

If you enjoy meeting people and you would like to raise money for a highly regarded charity at the same time come along and meet us to find out more at one of our meetings - no obligations.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PRE-MEETING TELEPHONE CHAT EMAIL rich75heli@gmail.com  

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER We need your help to save lives


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 2nd


Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm Belper Historical Society talk at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road Derek Latham on ‘The Conversion of Old Buildings’. £3 for non-members. Please note - new venue!


Thursday  3rd


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 4th


Saturday 5th


Sunday  6th


Sunday 6 May 2pm Water Power in Belper – Heritage Walk from Strutt’s North Mill Led by Ian Jackson. £4 per person,

Under 16s free. Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Sunday 6 May to Monday 28 May Belper Arts Festival at locations across the town The sixth Belper Arts Festival features music, art, theatre, film, dance, comedy, photography and more. Performances and workshops will take place across the town. Check the website or brochure for individual times and event costs. Events include: Beth’s Poetry Trail Walk (10 May); Woollen Woods (12 to 20 May) Community Yarn Bomb in the Belper Parks woods; Music Festival (13 to 19 May); Nell Gwynn  - A Play directed by Larry Waller (17 to 19 May);  Shine! A day long showcase of theatre and music featuring children (20 May); Belper Open Houses (26 to 28 May) including artists and makers stalls, art exhibition and café at No.28 Market Place. Visit www.belperartsfestival.org or ring 07847 478251. Email: nonnel@sky.com


Sunday 6 & Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 10.30am to 4.30pm Belper Arts Trail in Belper town centre The fifth Belper Arts Trail hosts over 100 artists in over 50 venues, including No.28 Market Place with ‘Shine in Belper’ - artists and makers exhibiting, making, performing and demonstrating with exciting new ways to participate.  Look for badges and brochures on sale in April. Website: www.belperarts.org.  To take part, email info@belperarts.org.


Peat Pit Woods Fell Races - Race 2
Fell Race Distance: 4.9k – 06/05/2018 - Starts at Juniors 11am : Seniors 11.30am

Race Address: The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, Derbyshire DE56 2RD

Details:

The HQ/Registration/Car Parking is at the Bear Inn and the course, where there is NO PARKING, is 1km away...an easy, flat walk but along a narrow counrty lane.

Registration is from 9.15am until 10.15am at the Bear Inn and then on the line from 10.30am. It is most helpful if you can download the appropriate entry form and where necessary, the Parental Consent Form from the FRA.......unless you have already completed one having competed in one of MY FELL RACES in 2107.

There are races for children at 11am and then the race for over 14's at 11.30am.

All of my fell races arel registered withand insured through the FRA (Fell Runners Association), an organisation well worth joining for the £16 a year fee, even for their thrice-yearly magazine and annual race diary alone.

Race Fee: £5 : £2 for 16 & 17 year olds : Free for under 16's

 Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Monday  7th


Tuesday  8th


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 9th


Thursday  10th


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 11th


The Zeppelin 3 at The George and Dragon, Belper

Friday, May 11th 2018 9.00pm

George and Dragon 117 Bridge Street,  Belper.



Saturday 12th


Saturday 12 May 9am to 1pm Belper Farmers Market on Market Place Cheeses, meats, bread and other stalls. Details at www.belpertowncouncil.gov.uk. Also café and crafts at No.28, including at 2pm an ‘Into the Wild Woods’ workshop.


Saturday 12 May 11am Milford May Day Celebration starting at Holly Bush, Makeney May Day procession around the village, visiting the well dressings and ending in Milford School for their Spring Fair.


12 May – 20 May  WOOLLEN  WOODS

Belper parks Woods is transformed by knitted creatures The magic happens in the ancient woodland called Belper Parks Wood situated near the centre of the town. It is a free community event created by local knitters, crocheters and those who work with felt. In previous years visitors have discovered well known characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Alice from Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit, Noah and the animals from the Ark. Many trees are decorated by local groups including care homes, schools, nurseries and charities. There will also be creatures you would expect to see in a wood such as owls, red squirrels, badgers, foxes but also lots of fairy folk. The Parks Woods can be accessed from several places in town but the easiest way is from the free Coppice Car park just off the Market Place.


Sunday  13th


13th May (2pm) The Railway in Belper Walk

Start: Strutt’s North Mill (DE56 1YD).  Leader: Trevor Griffin.

Follow the railway through Belper, still a major artery, its

route and features determined by the power of a local mill and land-owning family.

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Monday  14th


Tuesday  15th


Ambergate WI Monthly Meeting at Ambergate Methodist Chapel

On Tue 15th  May 2018

Ambergate WI meet the third Tuesday of the month at the Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street,

We start promptly at 7.30 and a friendly welcome is guaranteed.

Contact Wendy Hardy 07800 987 497

Ambergate Methodist Chapel, Devonshire Street, Ambergate, Derbyshire. DE56 2GJ


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 16th


Thursday  17th


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 18th


Saturday 19th


Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club present in concert  DIRK.JAN RANZI.JN

at the Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Doors open 6.45 starts 7.30 p.m.

Tickets £5 Members  – £7 Non-Members  inc refreshments  - Contact 01773 827204 for info


FAMILY FUN day 19 May

The Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield is organising a “Family Fun Day” to be held on the afternoon of Saturday, 19th May 2018. It will be on the recreation ground on Park Road, Belper and making use also of the adjacent Early Years Centre. Keep your eye on the Rotary Club website, www.belper-rotary.co.uk after 1st January for regular updates as the afternoon’s programme is developed and more details made available. This is our first venture into organising a Carnival event so do come along and support your local Rotary Club, supporting the local community and have loads of fun at the same time.


Sunday  20th


20th May (2pm) The Deer Park Boundary Walk

Start: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader:  Adrian Farmer.

A chance to walk the one-mile boundary of Belper’s ancient deer park, and discover its centuries-old story.

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Monday  21st


Tuesday  22nd


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Wednesday 23rd


Thursday  24th


Belper & District Organ  Keyboard Club SOCIAL NIGHT in St John`s Chapel, The Butts, Belper.

Starts 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. — The charge for social evening is £1, including Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Friday 25th


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 1: Duffield Road Race
Race Distance: 4.4 miles - 25/05/2018 - Starts at 8pm

Race Address: The Bridge Inn, Duffield, DE56 4BD just off the A6 five miles north of Derby.

The entry fee is £5 per race or £18 for the Series. Unaffilated runners need to pay £2 extra to cover the cost of insurance – Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached) –  Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Saturday 26th


26 May – 28 May  Belper OPEN HOUSES ART

Free entry to all venues Belper artists open their homes and studios to visitors. You might even get tea and cake.

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 10.30am until 4.30pm, Monday 28 May 10.30am until 4pm belperopenhouses.com


Sunday  27th


27th May (2pm) Pubs, Parks and Peculiarities Walk

Start: Market Place, Belper (DE56 1FZ). Leader: Christine Smith.

Looking at the sites of Belper’s old hostelries, some long-gone and some still in use. Also the old parklands in the

town, with some odd peculiarities of old Belper thrown in

Details at www.belpernorthmill.org or 01773 880474. Just turn up.


Tour of the Derwent Valley - Race 2: Malt Shovel Road Race
Race Distance: 4.31 miles - 27//05/2018 - Starts at 3.30pm

Race Address: The Malt Shovel pub, Oakerthorpe Road, Washgreen, Wirksworth DE4 4GS

The entry fee is £5 per race or £18 for the Series. Unaffilated runners need to pay £2 extra to cover the cost of insurance  

Race Fee: £5 (£7 unattached)

Details: The start and finish are in the same place, about 300m from the Malt Shovel. The first 100m is slightly downhill before a left turn on to Breamfield Lane. After 1.7miles, and just before Alport Heights, you do a left hand loop before turning right to rejoin the course (2.9miles) and return by the same route as you started along. –  Go to www.runningwithdavid.com for more info


Monday  28th


Tuesday  29th


Belper’s Wartime Secret Walk

This circular walk looks at Belper's little-known wartime secrets. During the Second World War, Belper played a key role in the Allied victory. However, as those "in the know" never really talked about what they were doing, many people today have no idea of just how important a place it was. Even many of those living in the town at the time have no idea of what was happening right under their noses. This walk tells the story of the secret wartime work that took place in Belper and visits the sites involved.

Distance: 3.5 miles. Duration: 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: Shortlands Car Park, Chesterfield Road (opposite St Peter's Church),

Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FB. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_secret.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


Derby Area Sewing Group

A friendly group who gather to share ideas and advice about garment making and sewing. Our members have a range of experience from beginners to tailoring. Bring your own project and enjoy a shared interest. Anyone under 18 or with additional needs will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month 7.00 - 9.00pm

Location: Strutts Centre, Derby Rd, Belper, DE56 1UU

Cost: £10 annual fee plus £3 per session

Sessions - Next 5 of 5 sessions:

30 January 2018 / 29 May 2018 / 31 July 2018 / 30 October 2018 / 29 January 2019

Your contact is Di Kendall Telephone number: 07594295004 Email address: di@sew-it.biz


Wednesday 30th


Thursday  31st


Belper’s Lost Industries Walk

This circular walk around Belper looks at the various lost industries of the world's first cotton mill town. It begins with the cotton mills built by the Strutt family at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with a slight diversion to include the picturesque weir on the river, followed by a look at the houses the family built for their workers. From there, the walk looks at the nail-making industry that pre-dated the arrival of the cotton mills, plus the other industries which once provided employment for the town, including hosiery, confectionery, chemicals and engineering.

Distance: 2.8 miles. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours. Price: £5.00

Start point: The Triangle (junction of A6 Bridge Street and A517 Bridgefoot),

Belper, Derbyshire. – Start time: 10:00am.

For full details, or to book this walk, please click below

See website – http://www.derbysheritagewalks.com/belper_industries.htm

Email:- enquiries@derbysheritagewalks.com.


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