Category Archives: Derbyshire

Tour de France comes to Marple

Well not exactly but at 3 miles away close enough for this picture to seem like something from a dream. The reality of the the world’s third most popular sporting event came to Britain this weekend and stimulated many, many … Continue reading

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The week passes alphabetically..

A – Algeria Welcome to the 7th century from your one-eyed,¬† fundamentalist tour guide! The geography of North Africa will soon be as familiar to us as Afghanistan and Iraq and just as bloodstained. B – Blockbuster Video¬† Are you … Continue reading

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The funeral of Phil McCartney

took place at 1pm on the 22nd January 2013 at St Thomas’s Church Mellor. It was a cold day with the ground covered with snow but brightened by sunshine. As expected, there was an exceptional attendance with various estimates of … Continue reading

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Phil McCartney’s Funeral

The funeral of Phil McCartney will take place at Mellor Church at 1pm on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013. The response to my short piece on Phil’s death has been remarkable. Many people have taken the trouble to express their feelings … Continue reading

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The Red Lion and a first chip

On Sunday 28th October, we went for Sunday lunch at the Red Lion in High Lane. This place continues to be one of the best places for Sunday lunch in the area. One of the reasons for its success is … Continue reading

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Urbanspoon or Wooden spoon

An introspective examination of my blogging habits reveals that the most popular category for my posts are the food and drink category with well over 150 posts, and yet there are only 3 posts in the last 9 months that … Continue reading

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Mellor Open Gardens ..this Sunday, 17th June

Mellor holds its Open Gardens event this week and I must declare an interest. As one of the 22 gardeners and a member of the long suffering committee, I feel obliged to post something about this event to help increase … Continue reading

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