Monthly Archives: October 2016

Kniveton, Derbyshire – St Michael and All Angels

On Friday 14 October we drove across to Ashbourne for Oxfam books and Waitrose, then came home via the village of Kniveton, and St Michael’s church SK211503. There is no parking on the road outside, so I used a corner of … Continue reading

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Derby Roundhouse

Derby Roundhouse dates back to 1839. It is at SK364356, just to the east of the railway station. It is now the HQ of Derby College, and there are regular guided tours, for the princely sum of £6 – book … Continue reading

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Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire – All Saints

Up on the borders of Ilkeston – part of Derbyshire that the tourists don’t visit. All Saints, Kirk Hallam is at SK458405, and next to the Vicarage. I should have called there for the key. The parish has a Grade … Continue reading

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Stanton-by-Dale, Derbyshire – St Michael with All Angels

Not far from Risley is another of the benefice churches, St Michael with All Angels, Stanton-by-Dale. This is in the village at SK464382. There is a notice inviting me to collect a church key – I should have done, and will … Continue reading

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Risley, Derbyshire – All Saints’

I started Friday 7 October with an early morning trip to Sheffield to give an armful of platelets. Having had sons and wife who have received blood, I have been a blood donor for many years. Now I go about … Continue reading

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Nottingham Midland Station

Sunday 2 October was Harvest Sunday at St Edmund’s, Allestree. The flowers were lovely, with sunflowers grown by Ella, Saturday’s bride. There were 99 at the main service, though I sacked my churchwardens for failing to find an extra 1. … Continue reading

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Little Longstone Congregational Church, Derbyshire

After a morning’s work and old people’s lunch club (eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and call it work) on Tuesday 27 September, I collected our friend Jess at Duffield Station (she had been in Birmingham all morning) and we drove … Continue reading

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Boulton, Derby – St Mary the Virgin

The new Derby City Deanery was launched on Saturday 24 September with a Festival of Light, and a service at 4 pm. I took a full car and had time to photo the church as well as attend the service. … Continue reading

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