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  • Results of the 10th Crich Monument Race

    16 July 2019 Results of the 10th Crich Monument Race

    Dan Haworth wins the tenth Crich Monument Race in record time ahead of 243 other runners.

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  • New Craft Group in Fritchley!

    07 July 2019 New Craft Group in Fritchley!

    A NEW CRAFT GROUP every Wednesday at Fritchley Church Hall!

    From 26th June 2019 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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  • New Postal Exhibition at Crich Tramway

    06 July 2019 New Postal Exhibition at Crich Tramway

    The Mobile Post Box – Mail by Tram

    Crich Tramway Village’s new exhibition ‘The Mobile Post Box – Mail by Tram’ is open to visitors from 21 st June 2019 and will run until November 2020. 

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  • National award for Crich PPG

    25 June 2019 National award for Crich PPG

    David Ashton and Heather Johnson of the Crich Patient Participation Group (PPG) have received the N.A.P.P. Corkill Award for work of the Crich Area Dementia Friend’s

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  • CHIKS update

    23 June 2019 CHIKS update

    Find out about the latest developments with the CHIKS project in Kenya

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  • Welcome to The Comrades Club

    05 June 2019 Welcome to The Comrades Club

    There have been changes over the last year, the new chairman, Kevin Oliver, tells us how he and committee members are working hard on improving Club facilities and provide quality entertainment.

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  • Did I Just see a Blood Bike?

    05 June 2019 Did I Just see a Blood Bike?

    It looks like a police bike but it bears the word ‘BLOOD’ – and it’s based in Crich. So, what is it? We talked to local Derbyshire Blood Bikes volunteer Paul Smith to find out more.

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  • Crich Carr School explore Just Beyond our Doorstep

    04 June 2019 Crich Carr School explore Just Beyond our Doorstep

    Find out about what Crich Carr children have been enjoying in our local area.

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  • Crich Infants as Tourists In Their Own Town

    03 June 2019 Crich Infants as Tourists In Their Own Town

    Crich Infant School children are given lots of opportunities to explore and enjoy what our local area has to offer.

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  • Fritchley School Prepares for Well Dressing

    03 June 2019 Fritchley School Prepares for Well Dressing

    Preparation of the Fritchley School Well Dressing is a real community event and everyone's really excited to get started on this year's traditional tales themed design. 

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  • Long-Serving Firefighter Retires

    03 June 2019 Long-Serving Firefighter Retires

    Phil Dolby, one of the longest-serving retained firefighters in Crich, retired in March 2019.

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  • Crich Pre-School say Thank you!

    02 June 2019 Crich Pre-School say Thank you!

    Crich Pre-School want to say thank you for all the support they receive. 

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Welcome to Crich Standard

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Welcome to the definitive website for the news and goings on of the Crich Area which includes the villages of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and the hamlets of Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft.

Every quarter, Crich Standard is published as a magazine and distributed free of charge to all households in Crich Parish. It is written, produced and distributed by volunteers and is supported by advertising from local businesses.

Here are some of the latest feature articles from the magazine.

  • Running tips

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    To run, or not to run?

    Thought about taking up running but don't know how to get going? Lacking the motivation to keep at it? Don't worry, Ian Travers of Jog Crich has all the information you need to get started in this article: To run, or not to run?

  • Seated yoga

    Seated yoga by Paul Yorke

    With Crich Area Dementia Friends’

    Gentle yoga sessions with Bev Lomax to support people living with dementia. Read more here.

  • Wild garlic

    Wild Garlic close up: credit Getty

    Holding us to Ramson in spring

    Prolific in our woods through the spring, this plant has culinary and folklore uses which you can read all about in this article.

    There is also a walk described here with wild garlic growing in abundance.

  • Andrea Kemp

    Andrea Kemp

    Crich resident and founder of Shift

    Shift is a community interest company founded by Andrea Kemp. We interviewed her about her company and her thoughts about activity. Read what she had to say.

  • Tour de Crich

    Cycling through Derbyshire

    Getting out on the cycle trails

    A cycle ride for the family taking in some iconic Derbyshire trails and villages. Follow the route and plan your day out here.

  • Villages United

    Whatstandwell Football team 1946

    Football through the ages

    The Crich area has a long history of active sporting teams, particularly when it comes to football. Read about it here.

  • Running the Monument Race

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    From Cromford Canal to Crich Stand

    The annual Monument race takes place on Crich Village Fête Saturday and is a tough 11km course right down to Cromford Canal and back up to the Crich Stand monument. Read about the challenge and how to enter for 2019.

  • Activity for younger people

    Play area at recreation ground

    Ways the children and young people of the parish get active

    With activity such an important part of staying healthy, this article looks at all the opportunities the children and young people of the parish have both at their schools and at home.

  • Active Crich for Everyone

    Yoga at the Glebe Field Centre

    The organisation helping us to get active

    ACE was born out of the 2018 Fitness Fortnight and is the brainchild of Trish and Rachel. Read all about what they have planned and come along to activity taster sessions.

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

A visit to Cromford Mills: Riots and Rule

A visit to Cromford Mills: Riots and Rule

Thu Jul 25 13:30:00 2019

Crich Heritage talk by William Clack.

Cromford Mill, Cromford

Numbers are limited to fourteen and the event needs to be booked through Crich Heritage. This can be done at the June meeting.

Admission £2.50 for non-members

Free to members

Read more...

Categories

Glebe, Social group, Crich Heritage, Talk

Crich Ladies Group

Mon Jul 29 19:30:00 2019

Bath bomb class with Elaine Anderson.Monday 29 July – Wesleyan Chapel, Crich at 7.30pm

New members welcome.

Read more...

Categories

Social group

Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion

Sun Aug 4 11:00:00 2019

Crich Branch of the Royal British Legion has their HQ at the Comrades Club. It is fitting that the 100 year anniversary of the end to WW1 saw their return to where the branch was first formed. The Legion meet at 11-00am on the first Sunday of every month. They are always on the lookout for new members so why not come along for a chat, see what they do; you do not have to have served in the armed forces to become a Legion member.

Read more...

Categories

Social group, Charity

Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion

Sun Sep 1 11:00:00 2019

Crich Branch of the Royal British Legion has their HQ at the Comrades Club. It is fitting that the 100 year anniversary of the end to WW1 saw their return to where the branch was first formed. The Legion meet at 11-00am on the first Sunday of every month. They are always on the lookout for new members so why not come along for a chat, see what they do; you do not have to have served in the armed forces to become a Legion member.

Read more...

Categories

Social group, Charity

Home Crafts and Produce Show

Sat Sep 7 15:00:00 2019

Organised by the Whatstandwell Social Club.

Saturday 7 September – The Family Tree, Whatstandwell from 3pm

More info: whatstandwell.org.

Read more...

Categories

Event

What else is on this site...

  • Directory

    Directory

    A-Z of who is who and what is where including community organisations and local business listings and useful telephone numbers. You'll find the directory here.

  • Magazine features

    Magazines

    Read the feature articles from the latest edition of the magazine. Here you can also browse the archive of features we have published in the past.

  • Latest news

    Newsprint

    Read all the latest from the Crich area including updates from local organisations, events, Parish Council news and much more. Keep up to date right here!

  • Local events

    Calendar

    View a calendar of all the local events. From dance classes to folk evenings, meetings to heritage talks, you won't miss a local event here!

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Editor, Crich Standard
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Crich
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