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  • Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    23 April 2022 Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

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  • New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    04 March 2022 New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village reopens to the public on 12th March. This item provides some background detail, including news of three trams which will feature this season and an indication of the main events planned for 2022.

    Comments: 0

  • Calling for music volunteers

    30 January 2022 Calling for music volunteers

    Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions.

    Comments: 0

  • Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    29 January 2022 Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    An opportunity to get together every Tuesday for a two course meal and a chat with friends and neighbours at The Glebe Field  Centre, Crich.

    Comments: 0

  • Now it's Popalongs!

    19 January 2022 Now it's Popalongs!

    Find out more about the Popalong and Popalong Babies groups.

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  • Paediatric First Aid Course

    14 January 2022 Paediatric First Aid Course

    Popalong Babies, Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group and Derbyshire Toy Libraries have come together to organise a paediatric first aid course for parents and carers.

    Comments: 0

  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

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  • Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

    08 December 2021 Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE CRICH AREA

    We are delighted to say that we have organised more activities for children aged 5 to 13 during theupcoming Christmas Holidays.

    Comments: 0

  • Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    25 November 2021 Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    Only two days until the Christmas shopping opportunity at the Crich Glebe Field Centre Christmas Fair.

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  • HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    21 October 2021 HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visited Crich Tramway Village on 20th October. On this special members day for the Tramway Museum Society, the Duke met members, toured the exhibition hall and took a tram ride.

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Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

by Linda Philo

lady with hand knitted blanket

Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

As our Muddlers finish items they bring them to the Chapel, where we have our meetings, and where we store them untill we have a good amount to donate.

Luckily we had a lot stored, due to COVID when we couldn’t send them on.

So Margaret (one of our Muddlers) piled them into her car and took them to a collection point in Belper, to be forwarded to Derby and onwards to Poland to help with the Ukraine crisis.

It was all newly finished knitted items:-

                *15 single bed size blankets

                *17 metre square blankets suitable for shawls or for children.

                *26 children’s jumpers and 1 cardigan

                *14 hats

                *5 hat and scarf sets

                *4 scarves

I had recently taken quite a lot of items to Derby Royal Hospital – 2 large bags of metre square blankets used for knee or shoulder blankets and a lovely large bag of Twiddlemuffs. 

This time I took them to the Macmillan Unit, but I vary donations between that ward and the dementia and end of life care wards.

Muddlealong meet in Crich Wesleyan Chapel on Chapel Lane on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month, 2pm-4.30pm. New members are always welcome :-)

Lynne Field

 

New Season at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

LPTB 1622, the largest class of tram in the UK used in London between 1912 1nd 1940

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, re-opens after winter maintenance on Saturday 12th March 2022.

After a difficult couple of years, the popular visitor attraction managed to open for some time during 2020 and 2021, though operating under government Covid-19 guidelines, which meant limited access to some of the facilities. 

Now that the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, all the facilities will be open, though with continued measures to maintain high levels of hygiene.

The team at Crich look forward to launching refurbished tram, Newcastle 102, into service later in the season following further checks. 

LPTB 1622 is the only remaining working example of the largest class of tramcars from anywhere in the UK, and will be running complete with waist panel adverts, similar to those it would have carried in London between 1912 and 1940.

London United tram 159
London United tram 159

Another popular London tram, London United Tramways 159, originally built to an elegant Edwardian design to appeal to the fashionable West London districts of Hampton Court, Hammersmith and Wimbledon in 1901, has required some maintenance, but should join the operating fleet after final adjustments.

Engineering Manager, Graeme Wigglesworth, said:

“The Workshop and Facilities Teams have worked tirelessly over the winter on the maintenance and refurbishment of the trams, track, overhead line and general infrastructure, and we are ready to welcome new and returning visitors to Crich Tramway Village from 12th March.”

Newcastle 102 tram
Newcastle 102 tram

There is an exciting programme of special events for the 2022 season, which sees the return of popular favourites, such as ‘Memories of the 1940s’, ‘Great British Seaside’ ‘Classic Motorcycle Day’ ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ and ‘Steampunk Weekend’, plus new events such as ‘Dinosaur Day’ and a weekend dedicated to ‘Yarn Bombing’. The ever popular ‘Tram Day’ on 17th September, features many of the operational trams running, and offers the chance to experience the return trip into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside from a variety of trams, each with their own distinctive interiors and ride experience. For more information, please visit: www.tramway.co.uk

Article provided by Amanda Blair. Photos by Peter Whiteley

 

Calling for music volunteers

by Andrew Auld

Volunteers needed for monthly music sessions

Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions run at 2.00pm on the second afternoon of every month.

The role of the volunteers is relatively light - to help set up the room, serve some tea and cake after the music and then helping with the washing up.

The time commitment is approximately an hour and a half. There would be no need to attend every month, especially if we get a good number of volunteers.

If you think that you would be able to help, please contact Frances James on 01773 852692. Thank you.

Now it's Popalongs!

by Linda Philo

lady and her baby and young son

Popalong meets at the Wesleyan Chapel and welcomes new families. For those new to the area, Popalong is a Baby and Toddler Group (0 to 3 years) where mums, dads, grandparents or carers can meet up with others and relax while little-ones play, babies wriggle, stare or sleep, enjoy refreshments and join in the singing with Martyn on his guitar. The group is very friendly and supportive, especially to families new to the area. The session is from 9.30 - 11.30am and we meet during term time. For more information contact Lynda on 01773 857921 or jimlynda.gray@btopenworld.com.

Popalong Babies also meets at the Wesleyan Chapel but on Mondays from 10am to 11-30 and welcomes first time mums and mums-to-be. Popalong Babies supports infants  0-18 months and their mums and provides a range of activities and group support.  For more information contact Serena Hancox 07719818112 or Elizabeth Brierton 07851202980 or popalongbabies@gmail.com

Covid guidelines are followed as we want to keep all safe and well. Please contact the leaders before popping in, as at present an eye is being kept on numbers. Pre-booking is essential for the Monday Popalong Babies Group where places are limited. 

Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

by Linda Philo

poster advertising Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE CRICH AREA

We are delighted to say that we have organised more activities for children aged 5 to 13 during theupcoming Christmas Holidays.

We have received funding from Derbyshire County Council through the Department for Education’s, Holiday, Activity and Food (HAF) Fund. This means that children who receive pupil premium do not have to pay for any of the activities or for the food

Holiday Clubs

Three days of Holiday Clubs will be run by Premier Education at South Wingfield Primary School on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th January 2022 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm for £5 per child per day.

Premier Education have been running Clubs for us for over a year now. We have had some brilliant feedback from the children who have attended the Clubs. The children do a range of things at the Clubs. These include art and craft, acting, general games, some sport and lots of outdoor fun.

Any child from, aged 5 to 12 years old, can attend. Lunch and snacks are provided.

We are organising a minibus which will pick up children from different places in the area – Fritchley Primary School, Crich Carr School, Lea Primary, Crich Market Square and Wessington - to take them to the Clubs. The minibus will do the return journey to the same places in the afternoon. There are 15 places on the bus, so please book a place early.

In order to book a place for your child, please go to www.premier-education.com or click on the link below to go straight to the booking page for each venue.

Parents of pupil premium children, please use code WJM/100 to book for free. We will check with the school that any bookings made using this code are children who qualify for pupil premium funding.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PUT THE SCHOOL YOUR CHILD ATTENDS WHEN BOOKING AS WE NEED THIS FOR FUNDING PURPOSES.

https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/1869/?location=Crich

Please indicate if you would like your child to have a seat on the minibus to and from the Club.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact James Jennison, Area Manager, Premier Education. jjennison@premier-education.com

Adventure Day at Lea Green

We are delighted that we have been able to book another Adventure Day at Lea Green Outdoor Activities Centre. This will be on Friday 7th January 2022 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. This is for children aged 6 to 13 years old for £10 per child.

As with the Holiday Clubs, the Adventure Day will be free for pupils who receive pupil premium, as will lunch and snacks during the day. We will also be running a minibus to pick up and drop off children from the same places as for the Holiday Clubs.

To book a place for your child or children please ring or email the staff at the Glebe Centre in Crich, who are managing the bookings. The staff would prefer the bookings to be made by email, if possible.  The email address is office@crichglebefieldcentre.org but, if you are not able to email, the telephone number 01773 857894.

When you send in your email please include the following information:

  • The name(s) of the child(ren)
  • Their dates of birth
  • The school they attend
  • Whether the child is entitled to pupil premium
  • Home address
  • Your name
  • Your contact number
  • If you would like your child to have a place on the minibus
  • Any medical issues that the child(ren) may have
  • Any other issues that the staff at Lea Green need to be aware of

The staff at the Glebe Field Centre will confirm whether your child(ren) have a place.

The email address is office@crichglebecentre.org and the telephone number 01773 857894.

Don’t forget to let the staff know if you would like a place for your child/children on the minibus.

Booking for the Holiday Clubs and the Adventure Day, for children who receive pupil premium, opens on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

We do hope that your children will be able to join in, at least, some of these activities. We are sure that they will have lots of fun and you might enjoy a bit of peace after a busy Christmas!

With best wishes

Crich Patients’ Participation Group and Glebe Field Centre

  • Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    23 April 2022 Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

    Comments: 0

  • New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    04 March 2022 New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village reopens to the public on 12th March. This item provides some background detail, including news of three trams which will feature this season and an indication of the main events planned for 2022.

    Comments: 0

  • Calling for music volunteers

    30 January 2022 Calling for music volunteers

    Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions.

    Comments: 0

  • Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    29 January 2022 Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    An opportunity to get together every Tuesday for a two course meal and a chat with friends and neighbours at The Glebe Field  Centre, Crich.

    Comments: 0

  • Now it's Popalongs!

    19 January 2022 Now it's Popalongs!

    Find out more about the Popalong and Popalong Babies groups.

    Comments: 0

  • Paediatric First Aid Course

    14 January 2022 Paediatric First Aid Course

    Popalong Babies, Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group and Derbyshire Toy Libraries have come together to organise a paediatric first aid course for parents and carers.

    Comments: 0

  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

    Comments: 0

  • Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

    08 December 2021 Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE CRICH AREA

    We are delighted to say that we have organised more activities for children aged 5 to 13 during theupcoming Christmas Holidays.

    Comments: 0

  • Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    25 November 2021 Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    Only two days until the Christmas shopping opportunity at the Crich Glebe Field Centre Christmas Fair.

    Comments: 0

  • HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    21 October 2021 HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visited Crich Tramway Village on 20th October. On this special members day for the Tramway Museum Society, the Duke met members, toured the exhibition hall and took a tram ride.

    Comments: 0

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