New play area on the Crich Recreation Ground thanks to Place Project

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  • Autumn Community Art Share

    06 September 2021 Autumn Community Art Share

    The Autumn Community Art Sharing organised by Art Share Crich is just around the corner. The event is taking place on the weekend of 16th & 17th October at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Meal delivery service draws to a close

    02 September 2021 Meal delivery service draws to a close

    Dawn Harper, who has been providing cooked meals for older and more vulnerable people throughout the Covid pandemic has stopped the service as life returns to 'normal'.

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  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

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  • Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    Fritchley Church is open again! Why not join us? – we meet on the first Sunday of every Month from 2.30pm for about an hour.

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  • Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    Fritchley Community Association are holding their AGM and a Quiz Night on Friday 17 September. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm, followed by the Quiz at 8.00 pm.

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  • Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    31 August 2021 Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival offers a great choice of 29 guided walks from 11th - 26th September 2021. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everybody of all abilities.

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  • New Monthly Craft Group

    22 August 2021 New Monthly Craft Group

    A new monthly craft group has started up in Crich, organised by Leanne Aslin as a way of bringing people together.

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  • Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    20 August 2021 Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    Crich Parish Council is aware that this has been another difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 continuing to impact on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward?

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  • Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    15 August 2021 Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    To celebrate the 100 years of the opening of Crich Comrades Club, the first date for your diary is Saturday 11 September 2021.

    We have a full day of entertainment lined up, with a free buffet, and the bar will be open until 1am. If you fancy dressing up, period dress is optional.

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  • Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    12 August 2021 Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    Crich Standard is happy to bring some celebratory news that a valued member of our community, Serena Hancox, has been recognised for her hard work during the pandemic by being presented with a Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award on Monday 9th August 2021.

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HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

HRH The Duke of Gloucester with other VIPs at Crich Tramway Village

On Wednesday 20th October, HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester paid a visit to Crich Tramway Village, where he is Patron.

Also in attendance were special guests, the HM Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE and Consort Mr Fothergill, Mayor of Amber Valley, Councillor David Taylor, and Consort Mrs Valerie Taylor.

Two Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets, Cadet Colour Sergeant Claudia Gration and Cadet Staff Sergeant William Stelfox saluted the Duke of Gloucester on arrival and departure.

Ian Rigg, Lead Instructor at the museum, shows the Duke how to drive a tram.
Ian Rigg, Lead Instructor at the Museum, shows the Duke how to drive a tram.

The special day focussed on Tramway Museum Society members and offered them a chance to find out more about the latest projects and future plans.

Tramway Museum Society Chairman, Karen Rigg and President Ian Ross, along with Crich Tramway Village General Manager, Dr Mike Galer, met the party on arrival and HRH the Duke of Gloucester officially launched the latest tram restoration project, Newcastle 102, by driving it from the Workshop out onto the track.

After meeting some of the members, the Duke also toured the Exhibition Hall, which hosts a Century of Trams exhibition and an exhibition about History Maker, Michael Holroyd Smith, before taking a further tram drive on Liverpool 869.

Karen Rigg said: “We were very pleased to welcome our Patron to the Museum once again and delighted that he launched our recent restoration project”.

Dr Mike Galer stated: “We were thrilled to offer this special day for our members and take the opportunity to share our future plans”.

Crich Tramway Village closes for winter maintenance after Sunday 31st October and will re-open on 12th March 2022. For details please visit: www.tramway.co.uk

Copy provided by Crich Tramway Village

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