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Welcome to Crich Standard

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See this page for the latest information about measures in the Crich area to support people during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak

Welcome to the definitive website for the news and goings on of the Crich Area which includes the villages of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and the hamlets of Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft.

Every quarter, Crich Standard is published as a magazine and distributed free of charge to all households in Crich Parish. It is written, produced and distributed by volunteers and is supported by advertising from local businesses.

Here are some of the latest feature articles from the magazine.

  • 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

    Sunset

    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.

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Fritchley Farmers Market

Fritchley Farmers Market

Sat Jun 6 10:00:00 2020

Fritchley Community Association are planning a Farmer’s Market on Saturday 6 June at the Village Hall.  Full details to follow.

If you would like to get involved in any way  please contact them via their Facebook page

Read more...

Categories

Event, Fritchley Congregational Church, Fritchley Village Hall

Classic Motorcycle Day

Classic Motorcycle Day

Sun Jul 5 09:00:00 2020

On Sunday 5th July, Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire will host their 4th Annual Classic Motorcycle Day.

Organised in conjunction with the Vincent H.R.D Owners’ Club, the event combines the passions of vintage trams and classic motorcycles offering a great family day out.

Free entry is offered to owners of classic motorcycles built prior to 5th July 1995 who wish to exhibit their motorcycles for a minimum of three hours, thanks to local skip & grab hire firm ’Derwent Waste Management’, who have sponsored the event for the fourth year.

Read more here

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Categories

Business, Event

Crich Village Fete

Sat Jul 11 13:00:00 2020

Crich Fete is scheduled for Saturday July 11th. From 1.00pm on the recreation ground.

Read more...

Categories

Event

Crich Monument Race

Crich Monument Race

Sat Jul 11 13:30:00 2020

The race is open to all comers, club runners, pub runners, slow runners. In particular we would like teams from clubs, pubs and societies, everyone is welcome.  All proceeds go to well deserving local charities.  

The route is mainly off road with fantastic views of the Derbyshire countryside and is a REAL challenge for Fell, Road and Trail runners, the race distance is approximately 11.3 kilometres including 1000 feet of climbing.

Trail Running Association Permit Number 936 

The Race starts at 1.30pm.

Crich Monument Race website

Read more...

Categories

Activity, Sport, ACE, Event

What else is on this site...

  • Directory

    Directory

    A-Z of who is who and what is where including community organisations and local business listings and useful telephone numbers. You'll find the directory here.

  • Magazine features

    Magazines

    Read the feature articles from the latest edition of the magazine. Here you can also browse the archive of features we have published in the past.

  • Latest news

    Newsprint

    Read all the latest from the Crich area including updates from local organisations, events, Parish Council news and much more. Keep up to date right here!

  • Local events

    Calendar

    View a calendar of all the local events. From dance classes to folk evenings, meetings to heritage talks, you won't miss a local event here!

How you can reach us

Get in touch

We are always delighted to hear from you with ideas, news, event information or just some feedback. Get in touch by emailing the editor.

Write to us

Editor, Crich Standard
Glebe Field Centre
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Crich
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Crich Standard Postbox in 'The Loaf' (courtesy Roger & Andrew)

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