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

  • 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.

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  • 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


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

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  • 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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Upcoming events

Crich Patient Participation Group Committee Meeting

Crich Patient Participation Group Committee Meeting

Wed Jan 19 19:00:00 2022

Crich Patient Participation Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, 19th January from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm on zoom. 

New members welcome. Please email ppgcrich@gmail.com for the zoom log-in.


Social group, Event

Fritchley Quiz for Winter

Fritchley Quiz for Winter

Sat Jan 22 19:00:00 2022

Join Fritchley Community Association for a winter quiz night on Saturday 22 January from 7.00 pm in Fritchley Village Hall.

Tickets are £3 per person and include a ‘wee dram’ and Scottish Shortbread as a nod to Burns Night. Bring your own tipple too plus nibbles and don’t forget your glass.

Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now, please leave payment with your contact number in the post box at the Congregational Church and collect your tickets on the night.

Any questions, contact us on Facebook


Social group, Event, Fritchley Congregational Church

4C Choir

4C Choir

Tue Jan 25 18:45:00 2022

Can you hold a tune?

4C Choir needs You!

Banish the winter blues and join our friendly informal choir.

We meet from 6.45 pm to 8.30 pm on Tuesdays at The Family Tree, Whatstandwell.

All welcome!


Social group, Music

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Erasmus Darwin

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Erasmus Darwin

Thu Jan 27 19:30:00 2022

The next meeting of Crich Heritage is on Thursday, 27 January 2022 from 7.30pm to 9.00 pm at The Glebe Field Centre in Crich.

Dave Cooper will be giving a talk on Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin.

New members and guests always welcome.


Glebe, Social group, Talk

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Sat Feb 12 19:30:00 2022

Saturday 12th February 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

Well known as a beloved comic actor perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist and composer - appearing in late night sessions at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club in 1960s Soho, on TV appearances, on recordings, and with big bands.

‘I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’, I’d have to say acting.’ Dudley Moore

In this vibrant, sophisticated and moving homage, the Chris Ingham Trio honour this prematurely lost and sadly missed jazz hero with delightful music, spiced with gentle anecdote and insight, this is an evening of intimate and heartfelt pleasure.

Some pieces are quintessential expressions of the bright, optimistic, swinging 60s, others are deeply poignant, personal expressions of a darker, more complex world. Sometimes there is a unique and bittersweet mix of the two.

Click here to buy tickets


Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live