Local organisations

List of local organisations with links either to sub pages or their own websites.

100 Things about Crich Parish

  1. Hostelries. There used to be 7 pubs in the Parish. [Possibly many more! 11 Inns & hostelries and 13 beerhouses apparently listed in a directory from 1846. 18 listed in a Silver Jubilee publication in 1977, of which 9 were still open then!]
  2. TV Filming Location. They filmed the television programme Peak Practice in the Parish between the years of 1993 and 2002. Images of the village also appear in the 2007 film And When Did You Last See Your Father? starring Colin Firth. In the film Firth is seen riding a motorbike up Chapel Lane.
  3. It has its own ‘monumental’ running challenge. The Crich Monument Run is an annual trail running event that is 11.3k and 1000 feet of climb. 
  4. The Parish spans an elevation of 663 feet. From Whatstandwell at 337 feet above sea level to the Crich Stand which ‘stands’ at 1000ft.
  5. The Glebe Field Centre was opened in 1997 by the Duchess of Devonshire.
  6. Crich Medical Centre was opened in 2011 by Dr Malcolm Ward. It saw the closure of two separate practices on Dimple Lane and bulling Lane, now both private houses.
  7. Crich supported an abattoir for many years, on the site of what is now Woodside.
  8. Ambergate reservoir (at Chadwick Nick) was reconstructed and finished in 2018. It is said to be the second largest covered reservoir in Europe. It receives water from reservoirs in North Derbyshire and is entirely gravity fed.
  9. Crich has had a beacon for centuries. The current one was commissioned by Crich Parish Council and first lit in June 2002 to celebrate the Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee.
  10. The Tors Spring housing development stands on the site of the Tors Spring factory, which made various types of spring and moved from the site in 1999.
  11. The Hollies, now a private house on the Market Place, was once a NatWest Bank.
  12. The population at the 2001 Census was 2,821 increasing to 2,898 at the 2011 Census. The 2021 statistics will be released between March and April 2022.
  13. Crich Fruit Squares
  14. Pillar Box Royal Cyphers - there are 4 different monarchs represented on the Crich Parish post boxes.
  15. and on and on...email us with your thoughts about what should be on our list.

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Upcoming events

Crich Youth Club

Crich Youth Club

Thu Dec 2 19:00:00 2021

After young people gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe, it is kicking off on 28 October and will run from 7pm-9pm every Thursday.

The club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers and is still welcoming more volunteers - email if you are interested.


Glebe, Social group

Festive Natural Wreath Workshop

Festive Natural Wreath Workshop

Sat Dec 4 10:00:00 2021

Grow Outside CIC’s Festive Natural Wreath Workshop

Make a natural wreath for your door. £35 per person. Tools and materials provided and refreshments included.

When: Saturday 4 December from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Where: Fritchley Village Hall, DE56 2FR

Numbers are limited.

Book Your Place by emailing hello@growoutside.co.uk or ringing 07960 249816

Grow Outside CIC is a social enterprise so all profit is reinvested to provide community growing and wellbeing projects.


Social group, Activity, Event, Fritchley Village Hall

Fritchley Christmas Festival

Fritchley Christmas Festival

Sat Dec 4 14:00:00 2021

Fritchley Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday 4 December from 2pm to 6pm at Fritchley Village Hall

FREE CRAFT FAIR - Over 20 stalls
HOG ROAST - 3.30pm onwards
TREE LIGHTING - 5pm/ Competition Prize Giving
REFRESHMENTS - Mulled Wine/Hot Chocolate
LIVE MUSIC - From the Marquee


Event, Fritchley Village Hall

Aufweidersehen Me Duck

Aufweidersehen Me Duck

Sat Dec 4 19:30:00 2021

Saturday 4th December 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer are an Anglo-German husband and wife folk songwriter duo. 

Their varied repertoire combines beautifully written original songs and a fine choice of folk favourites delivered with marvellous, melodic vocal harmonies, skilful guitar accompaniment, the subtle use of flute and recorder, a charming onstage chemistry and commendable audience rapport.

Their different cultural heritage is a substantial and entertaining part of their show, with amiable, self-deprecating banter playfully drawing on and celebrating both the German and Brit stereotypes.

‘Great show!’ Graham Norton

Click here to buy tickets


Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

All Age Worship - St Mary's Church

All Age Worship - St Mary's Church

Sun Dec 5 10:00:00 2021

All Age Worship is back at St.Mary’s on the first Sunday of the month at 10 am for whole families to come to church together again.


St Marys