Ashbourne & District

Events


Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Mon Sep 23rdFrenchAdvanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Sep 23rdStrollersMayfield to Ashbourne

1.00p.m. Swift Service bus from Ashbourne bus station to Mayfield. Walk back to Ashbourne through Mayfield Mill and over fields.
Tea en-route at Fairways.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122
Mon Sep 23rdLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
Tue Sep 24thBridge 1Sheila J
Tue Sep 24thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Sep 25thArt AppreciationSAVED! the work of the National Art Fund
Wed Sep 25thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Wed Sep 25thPetanque11.00am at The Red Lion pub, Hognaston
Just turn up. Beginners welcome
Thu Sep 26thTheatre Visits7.30pm performance of One Man, Two Guvnors at Derby Theatre.
Click on One Man, Two Guvnors for more information.
Fri Sep 27thGerman Conversation2pm at Rosemary's
Fri Sep 27thMusic AppreciationDVD: "In search of Chopin", a film by Phil Grabsky.
10.15, Waterside
Mon Sep 30thFrenchImprovers' French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Sep 30thLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stGardensTuesday - Styal Mill and Quarry Bank NT - Mill and Gardens NT property - Non NT members pay £19 Leave 09.15 back about 5.30 Transport £13 One Place left ring Sue Dandy Now! 01335 345157.
Wed Oct 2ndWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 4.6 miles walk from The Manifold Inn, Hulme End.
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information.
Thu Oct 3rdWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Oct 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Roof Tops
Fri Oct 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting at The Waterside Centre 2.30pm:
Garden Secrets and Surprises. Graham and Judy White
Sun Oct 6thTheatre VisitsNB: The deadline to reserve tickets for the theatre visit to An Inspector Calls is 11 October (assuming any remain unsold). See Theatre Visits page & click on An Inspector Calls for more information.
Mon Oct 7thFrenchImprovers' French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Oct 7thStrollersMilldale to Dovedale

3 mile walk along the banks of the river Dove. Tea at the Izaak Walton.
Meet at Waterside for Derby Connect/ Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m.
Please reserve seat on 15 seater minibus by Sunday 3rd November.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile 07411439763
Mon Oct 7thLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
Tue Oct 8thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2 pm. NB Moved to Tuesday as venue not available Wednesday
Tue Oct 8thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Tue Oct 8thGerman ConversationAt Rosemary's, 2-4 pm.
Tue Oct 8thHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Oct 10thFamily History2.30pm to 4.30pm Waterside Centre
Mon Oct 14thFrenchAdvanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Oct 14thLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
Tue Oct 15thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Oct 16thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 5 mile walk from The Nags Head at Hulland Ward.
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information.
Thu Oct 17thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Oct 17thLandscape & HeritageVisit to Sheffield Industrial Museums. Kelham Island Museum in the morning, followed by a visit to the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in the afternoon. This trip is limited to sixteen participants and is already fully booked. If you wish to be placed on a reserve list in case of cancellations please contact the coordinator.
Thu Oct 17thCyclingMeet at Yeaveley Arms, Yeaveley, at 10.30. Route: Alkmonton/Boyleston/Church Broughton/Sutton on the Hill/(North of) Etwall/Dalbury Hollow/Lane Ends/Longford/Rodsley/Yeaveley. Lunch stop at Ashe Hall, or bring a packed lunch. 23 miles
Fri Oct 18thCraft2pm - 4pm at the Waterside Centre.
Mon Oct 21stStrollersBlue Bell Tissington to Tissington Village

Circular walk 3 miles from Blue Bell along lane to Thorpe then join the Tissington Trail into Tissington village. Tea at the Tea Rooms.
Meet at Waterside to catch Derby Connect/Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m. prompt. Return on bus or service bus if you prefer.
Please reserve your seat on 15 seater mini bus by Sunday 20th October.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Mon Oct 21stLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
Tue Oct 22ndGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Oct 23rdCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2 pm
Fri Oct 25thGardensFriday - CANCELLED due to lack of support -Anglesey Abbey NT Cambridgeshire -
Fri Oct 25thGardensNEW TRIP Trentham Gardens (not NT) - Italian and Show Gardens, Shopping Village and Garden Centre. Garden Entrance £10 (or £9 if you enter as a group - you could just shop!). 77 retail outlets - start your Christmas Shopping here! Leave 0900 Waterside M&S - return about 5pm - Estimated Transport Fee £10.
Mon Oct 28thLine Dancing7-9pm Session at Yeldersley Hall - Beginner's dances
Tue Oct 29thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Oct 30thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 4.5 mile walk on The Roaches..
Click on Future Walks - Details for more information.
Thu Oct 31stWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
November 2019
Fri Nov 1stMeetingMonthly Meeting. 2.30pm at The Waterside Centre.
National Memorial Arboretum
Fri Nov 1stGardensGarden Group 2020 Planning Meeting
12 noon - 2pm Before the Monthly Meeting
Meeting Room at Elim Pentecostal Church
Refreshments will be provided - PLEASE let us know if you will attend and give us any special dietary requirements.
Mon Nov 4thStrollersHurdlow/Crowdecote

3 mile Circular walk in Hurdlow/Crowdecote area from High Peak Trail. Part of a 9+ mile walk in the Times Weekend! Yet to be checked out.
Tea at the Royal Oak Hurdlow. Also yet to be checked out!
Contact details Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Tue Nov 5thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Tue Nov 5thHikingTo be confirmed
Wed Nov 6thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Nov 7thPhotographyTheme.... Decay
Mon Nov 11thFrenchAdvanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tue Nov 12thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Nov 13thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 4.75 mile walk to be led by Peter Worboys, provisionally from John Thompson Pub at Ingleby.
More information will be published here nearer the day.
Thu Nov 14thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Nov 14thCurrent AffairsOn the sixth anniversary of the founding of the Current Affairs group we will meet at Mayfield Church Rooms, just reopened after a transforming renovation. Details of what we will talk about then are not yet known - after all, we examine and discuss CURRENT subjects and who knows what will be happening then?
Thu Nov 14thFamily History2.30pm to 4.30pm Waterside Centre
Fri Nov 15thCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre.
Fri Nov 15thLandscape & HeritageTravelling fairs in the post-Great War era. Following on from the very enjoyable talk about fairs in the pre-war era earlier in the year Steve Smith is returning by popular demand to present more fascinating information on this subject. 10-30am. Venue to be confirmed.
Mon Nov 18thFrenchImprovers' French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Mon Nov 18thStrollersThorpe to Ashbourne

Stroll along Tissington trail from Thorpe to Ashbourne. Tea at Impromptu.
Meet at Waterside for Derby Connect/ Moorlands Connect bus to depart at 1.30p.m.
Please reserve seat on 15 seater minibus by Sunday 17th November.
Contact details: Karen Tallant 01335 345122 Mobile 07411439763
Tue Nov 19thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Nov 20thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Nov 21stCyclingMeet at Tibshelf Ponds car park (B6025), near Tibshelf, at 10.30. Route: Phoenix Greenways - Silverhill Trail/Traversal Trail/Stainsby Mill/Hardwick Hall/Trail. Lunch at Hardwick Hall or bring a packed lunch. 22 miles
Thu Nov 21stTheatre Visits7.30pm performance of An Inspector Calls at Buxton Opera House.
Click on An Inspector Calls for more information.
Mon Nov 25thFrenchAdvanced group French 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tue Nov 26thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Nov 27thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
Approx 5 mile walk to be led by Peter & Jill Smith, probably in Chatsworth Park.
More information will be published here nearer the day.
Thu Nov 28thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndStrollersTBA
Tue Dec 3rdGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Tue Dec 3rdHikingTo be confirmed
Wed Dec 4thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Dec 5thPhotographyTheme.... Extreme Weather
Fri Dec 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting. 2.30 pm at The Waterside Centre. Roger Browne: A Life in Entertainment
Roger's talk covers common ground between jazz and musical theatre and he encourages audience participation. He will be playing some pieces from musical theatre in a jazz style and will recount amusing stories.
Tue Dec 10thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Beginners Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Dec 11thWalkingWalkers' Christmas Lunch preceded by a short walk.
Further information will be published here in due course.
Thu Dec 12thWriting Meeting 2.00 - 3.30pm at The Waterside Centre
Thu Dec 12thFamily History2.30pm to 4.30pm Waterside Centre
Tue Dec 17thGerman10.30 - 12 noon: Intermediate Group at the Waterside Centre.
Wed Dec 18thCanastaWyaston Village Hall 2pm
Thu Dec 19thCyclingMeet at Luke Lane (close to junction with A52), at 10.30. Route: Thurvaston Stoop/Trusley/Radbourne Lane close to Mickleover/Radbourne/Kirk Langley/Mercaston Stoop/Brailsford. Lunch at Hackwood Farm Tea Room, or bring a packed lunch. 18 miles
Fri Dec 20thLandscape & HeritageChristmas Lunch. Date may be changed.
January 2020
Fri Jan 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting. 2.30pm. at The Waterside Centre.
The Hand of Genius. Graham Short engraves in absolute miniature e.g. for the Queen’s 90th Birthday he engraved a portrait of the monarch on a speck of gold inside the eye of a needle. The height of the portrait top to bottom is the thickness of cotton thread.
Tue Jan 7thHikingPlease note this walk is out of sequence. It will be followed by post Christmas lunch for regular walkers.
Wed Jan 8thWalking9.30am Car Pool from opposite Homebase, Waterside Park.
The first of the approximately 5 mile fortnightly walks of 2020 to be led by someone somewhere.
More information will be published here nearer the day.
Volunteers to arrange & lead walks periodically during 2020 are always welcome to contact Peter Worboys at p.worboys@outlook.com
Fri Jan 17thCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre.
Tue Jan 28thHikingTo be confirmed
February 2020
Fri Feb 7thMeetingMonthly meeting. 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre
Barbara Myer - Wild Life in Sherwood Forest
Fri Feb 21stCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre.
Tue Feb 25thHikingTo be confirmed
March 2020
Fri Mar 6thMeetingAGM 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Pat Hall - Entertainment: Songs, poetry and stories
Fri Mar 20thCraft2pm - 4pm at The Waterside Centre.
Tue Mar 24thHikingTo be confirmed
April 2020
Fri Apr 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Vivien Tiano: An Anglo French Crime Story
Tue Apr 21stHikingTo be confirmed
May 2020
Fri May 1stMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
John Sykes: A-Z Wildlife
Tue May 19thHikingParking on the lay-by just beyond the Alsop turning on the A515, hoping to see orchids and cowslips
June 2020
Fri Jun 5thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
David Skillen: Bentley Racing Team
Tue Jun 16thHikingTo be confirmed
July 2020
Fri Jul 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Paula Cornwell: The Flying Housewife
Tue Jul 14thHikingTo be confirmed
August 2020
Tue Aug 11thHikingTo be confirmed. A volunteer will be needed to lead this walk.
September 2020
Fri Sep 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Steve Cooke: from the Eggheads
Tue Sep 8thHikingTo be confirmed
October 2020
Fri Oct 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Geoff Cole: A Tour Round Ashbourne
Tue Oct 6thHikingTo be confirmed
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Nov 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Michael Skinner: Sea Shanties - Part 2
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Dec 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
David Skillen: Can You Hear Me Mother?
January 2021
Tue Jan 5thHikingWalk will be followed by Post Christmas lunch