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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.

Dinner is served

By Amanda Barton on Friday, 27 January, 2017

Good food and good company are on the menu for elderly residents who attend luncheon clubs in Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge.

Burkina Faso Update

By Judy Brown on Friday, 13 January, 2017

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.

A bridge for David

By Sheila Armstrong on Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

A DISLEY man is hoping to gain permission to have a footbridge erected over the weir at Toddbrook Reservoir in memory of a much loved local figure who was also a personal friend.

Seventy years and counting for Nora and Robert

By Judy Brown on Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

On 6 May 1946, Taxal Church was filled with flowers for the wedding of Nora Hill and Robert Shirt. On 6 May 2016, Nora and Robert celebrated seventy years of marriage with a blessing at the same church.

Growing up in Whaley Bridge

By Amanda Barton on Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Friends, neighbours, teachers and pupils were reunited recently when Whaley Bridge hosted its second Village Reunion.

Whaley Bridge Primary School Triathlon

By on Sunday, 18 September, 2016

Pupils at Whaley Bridge Primary were running, cycling and swimming for gold on the 20th May as they took part in the school’s fourth annual triathlon.

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