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In the swing at Bridgemont

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Bridgemont youngsters and their families now have an improved play area to enjoy thanks to investment from High Peak Borough Council.

Book shortlisted for award

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

A book written by John Pritchard, a founder member of the Friends of Whaley Bridge Station, was short listed for a prestigious railway award.

Club run by members for members goes from strength to strength

By Judy Brown on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Whaley Bridge Probus Club is a companionable group of retired and semi-retired men from Whaley and surrounding areas. ‘We’re a sociable crew with wide-ranging interests and a warm welcome for anyone who’d like to come along,’ says club secretary Walter Hyde.

Gingerbread Festival - 'a wonderful family day out'

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

The Gingerbread Festival (now in its 3rd year) will be held at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church from 10am - 3pm on January 13th 2018.

Lanterns light the way to Christmas

By Mike Wallbank on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

LANTERNS will light the way as Whaley Bridge begins its Christmas countdown.

Whaley Bridge Christmas Tree Festival

By Mike Wallbank on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Back for a fifth year, the Whaley Bridge Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Trinity Church is a real feast for the eyes which more people than ever will now able to enjoy.

Dawn of a new era as High Peak Orchestra appoints esteemed Maestro

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

For more than fifty years the High Peak Orchestra (HPO) has been a popular fixture on the classical music scene. Formed in its present guise in 1978 (the orchestra was originally established as the North West Co-operative Orchestra three years previously), the HPO has delighted concert goers ever since, with regular performances three times a year. July 8 saw the Whaley Bridge-based musicians entertain a packed St John's church at the Buxton Festival Fringe, with a programme that included Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Overture from Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel.

Neil Stafford Round the World Yacht Race

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 17 August, 2017

A Whaley Bridge man is about to embark on a gruelling challenge as he joins the crew of a racing yacht for a 40,000 mile race around the world.

Burkina Faso Update

By Judy Brown on Monday, 30 January, 2017

During 2015, Churches Together in Whaley Bridge ran a series of events to tell people about the problems of scratching a living from the land in drought-stricken Burkina Faso, and how Christian Aid was starting to solve those problems. The community in Whaley Bridge raised £5000, which match-funding from the EU turned into £20,000 of aid. This has helped provide seeds, tools, livestock and training to communities in some of Burkina Faso’s poorest areas. The aid has made a huge difference already, as villagers have been able to plant crops, rear goats and make enough money at market to buy food and medicine and send their children to school. Now families can stay together and have real hope for a more prosperous future.

A stitch in time

By Amanda Barton on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

Previously known as Yarnbirds, the Wiseheart Studio in Whaley Bridge is run by mother and daughter team, Kate and Annie Greatorex. When Kate moved to the area in November she attended a ‘Knit and natter’ session there, only to discover it was the last session as the owner was moving on.

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