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.

Latest news from the parish

  • Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    17 June 2022 Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    The annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village will be held this year on Sunday July 3rd.

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  • Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    25 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    Crich Tramway Village has been able to partially re-open following the closere to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. However, tram services and access to the tram depot and exhibition halls remains closed.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    18 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    Crich Tramway Village is temporarily closed to allow essential sfatey maintenance work to be undertaken.

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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.

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Upcoming events

Whatstandwell Festival

Whatstandwell Festival

Fri Jun 24 18:00:00 2022

Whatstandwell Festival is on from Friday 24 June, 6.00 pm and Saturday 25 June

Live music, bands, disco, dancing, fancy dress, bar, food, activities and fire pit.

Bands on Friday and Saturday night.

Great local beers and cider.

Acoustic tent on Saturday.

90’s disco and fancy dress on Friday.

Street Food.

Activities include yoga, circus skills and a ‘Frosty’ wood carving demonstration.

Camping fee paid separately to Hankin Farm on the day.

Tickets Adults £20, Youth (12-17) £10, Child (0-11) Free  Buy tickets here

Keep up to date with the event on the Whatstandwell Social Club Facebook page

Categories

Activity, Music, Event

St Mary's Church cleaning morning!

St Mary's Church cleaning morning!

Sat Jun 25 09:30:00 2022

A church cleaning morning has been arranged for Saturday 25 June from 9.30 am. 

Tea, coffee and cake for all volunteers! 

Categories

St Marys, Activity, Event

Whatstandwell Festival

Whatstandwell Festival

Sat Jun 25 10:00:00 2022

Whatstandwell Festival is on from Friday 24 June, 6.00 pm and Saturday 25 June

Live music, bands, disco, dancing, fancy dress, bar, food, activities and fire pit.

Bands on Friday and Saturday night.

Great local beers and cider.

Acoustic tent on Saturday.

90’s disco and fancy dress on Friday.

Street Food.

Activities include yoga, circus skills and a ‘Frosty’ wood carving demonstration.

Camping fee paid separately to Hankin Farm on the day.

Tickets Adults £20, Youth (12-17) £10, Child (0-11) Free  Buy tickets here

Keep up to date with the event on the Whatstandwell Social Club Facebook page

Categories

Activity, Music, Dance, Event

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Brunton’s Walking engine or Mechanical Traveller

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Brunton’s Walking engine or Mechanical Traveller

Thu Jun 30 19:30:00 2022

7.30 pm at Crich Glebe Field Centre

Dieter Hopkin has kindly agreed to talk about Brunton’s Walking engine or Mechanical Traveller on June 30th at . This machine was designed to overcome the perceived problem of lack of adhesion of steel wheels on steel rails, built by the Butterley Company and used in Crich.

Everyone welcome!

Categories

Glebe, Social group, Talk, Event

Vocal Coaching Workshop

Vocal Coaching Workshop

Sat Jul 2 10:45:00 2022

Saturday 2nd July 2022 at St Mary’s Church, Crich

COST: £20

Workshops start at 10.45am

Tickets from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/KingdomVocalCoaching

Workshop 1 (10.45 - 12.00 noon): “Unstitching bad habits: A look at breathing, posture and their importance to vocal release and tone. Explore the three main singing tones and understand the power of the hum.” LUNCH (bring your own) *DRINKS PROVIDED*

Workshop 2 (1.00 - 2.15pm) (Level-Up 1): “Accessing Higher Notes and Range: The three different techniques that can be applied to access those higher notes with ease.

Plus get the opportunity to perform with TRACE & THE RESONATORS GIG @ 7.30 PM, 2nd July 2022 Trace Taylor is an experienced and well-travelled performer, a practitioner of The Voice College, London, Associate member of ISME, Musicians Union and Qualified Teacher Status

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St Marys, Music, Event