Classic car on Chatsworth Road

Features index

Why Crich is such a great area to visit...

The villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell have so much to offer visitors. Read about some of the attractions and things to do here.

  • For the Love of Live


    Live & Local brings a wide range of top quality professional and leading amateur shows to the Glebe.

    Find out how the volunteers make this happen

  • All aboard at Crich Tramway Village

    Driver of one of the trams

    Passionate about trams? Enjoy meeting new people?

    Crich Tramway Village could be the volunteering destination for you!

    Read more here...

  • Crich Well Dressings

    Crich Well Dressings

    Well Dressings in Crich are displayed in the 2nd week in July

    Find out more about this wonderful Derbyshire tradition here

  • Running a B&B

    B&B owner serving breakfast

    Running a B&B certainly has plenty of challenges and rewards, which you can read about here

  • Aqueduct Cottage- restoring a local landmark

    Aqueduct cottage in early 2019

    Aqueduct cottage has a long history, it's next chapter is set to be just as exciting as those that came before! Find out more here

  • Whatstandwell Festival

    Whatstandwell Festival

    A fantastic local festival just on our doorstep

  • Ay Up me duck

    Cyclists in Belper

    Learn the meaning of some of the trickier Derbyshire dialect here

  • Crich Fete

    Crich Fete

    A fantastic village event in mid-July

  • Shows at the Glebe

    Guitar player

    The Glebe often rings to the sound of music, whether it’s the children of Crich Junior School entertaining the Luncheon Club on a Wednesday; the soundtracks of the regular dance and movement classes, or the professional performers. Read more...

  • Sunday night is music night

    Musicians at the Cliff

    Strumming away

    From about 9pm at the Cliff on a Sunday you can join in communal entertainment that is real and shared, spontaneous and a lot of fun. Find out more in this article.

  • Further afield

    Lumsdale Waterfall

    There's so much to see just beyond the Crich area. Find out more here

Latest features from the magazine

Every three months there is a new edition of Crich Standard magazine packed with news and feature articles. Click on the images in the boxes below to read the feature or browse the full features menu.

  • Fritchley community volunteers

    Celebrating in Fritchley village hall

    Celebrating Fritchley volunteers

    From small beginnings, the Fritchley Community Association (FCA) has grown into a force to be reckoned with, as Dom Andrews discovered in this article...

  • It’s good to talk

    Crich Careline

    Andy Harding talks about his experience of volunteering with Crich Careline. 

    I thought talking to old ladies would be boring: all blue rinse and daytime TV. It turns out they’re into all sorts of weird stuff. Pro wrestling, for instance. Read more here 

  • Lifeline for parents

    Mother and children at popalong

    Two well-established local groups offer welcome support to those with young children. Both Toy Library and Popalong provide a lifeline for parents, with hot drinks, friendly faces and listening ears in abundance, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers who run them. Read more here

  • All aboard!

    A young driver at the tram controls

    In full control

    Passionate about trams? Enjoy meeting new people? Crich Tramway Village could be the volunteering destination for you! Read more here...

  • Crich Churchwarden

    Church warden in action

    The ceremonial but working warden

    Of all the voluntary roles that have kept Crich functioning over the centuries, that of churchwarden is probably the most ancient. Read more about this important role.

  • Margaret Lane

    Margaret Lane

    Being the chair of CPC

    A chat with Margaret Lane, Chair of Crich Parish Council. What's involved? What does the Council do? How can you get involved? Find the answers here.

  • Showtime at Fritchley School

    A Fritchley school flautist

    Playing a great tune in Fritchley

    Musicals magic and fabulous flautists at Fritchley School. Find out how the children have been making music in this article.

  • Farewell from Cheryl Julian

    Cheryl Julian

    Head teacher retires

    Memories to treasure... Cheryl Julian looks back at the 18 years she spent as Headteacher of Crich Junior School. Read the full article.

  • Learning the ropes

    Belper Ringers

    Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which a learner can begin ringing with the rest of the team. Read more about how you could get involved.

  • Where there’s Derbyshire, there’s brass

    Brass close up

    Learn more about the long history of Brass Bands in our area here

  • Harvest Hymn


    We Plough the Fields and Scatter was written by Matthias Claudius in German, based on Psalm 144, published in 1782 and translated into English by Jane Montgomery Campbell in 1861. Read more about it in this fascinating article.

  • Together in electric dreams

    Soundgas Will

    Around two years ago, a mysterious ‘S’ logo appeared on a building on Coasthill, which had formerly housed the Crich SureStart Centre. Read about Soundgas, the business that now occupies these premises.