St Matthew's Church, Hayfield

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FEBRUARY

Wednesday 22nd. The Hayfield Civic Trust AGM will take place at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Afterwards, Elaine Radford will give a talk titled 'Flowers of the Peak District'.

MARCH

Wednesday 22nd. At talk titled 'The Work of Women and Children on the Canals' by Bill Walker. Following Bill Walker’s fascinating and entertaining talk last year about the Canal system, we are delighted that he has agreed to return with another talk focusing on the roles that women and children played on the canals. 7.30 pm Hayfield Village Hall. Cost: £2.00 including refreshments.

APRIL

Saturday 1st. Proposed Village Spring Clean – a joint event with Sustainable Hayfield (details to follow).

MAY

Saturday 27th & 28th. Peak & Northern Footpath Society are hosting, with our support and other local organisations, an event to celebrate the permanent opening of the Snake Path from Hayfield to the Snake Pass Inn. The ceremony and celebrations will be held throughout the day on Saturday 27 May at the Royal Hotel in Hayfield. The purpose of these celebrations is to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Society’s first success after its founding in 1894, to ensure that the Snake Path would remain open for future generations of walkers. 2017 is also the 85th anniversary of the 1932 Mass Trespass, making this a particularly significant anniversary for Hayfield and its role in the long history of campaigning for access to our countryside.

On Sunday 28 May, they are planning a choice of two walks along the Snake Path: one short, with no significant ups or downs; the other walking the full length of the route with return transport planned for both of these.

JUNE

Saturday 17th. Hayfield Pro Loco Art Competition. A great way to spend Saturday and maybe win a prize. Prizes in 9 categories from under 5s to over 25s awarded to the most evocative paintings to capture the parish on the day. Register at Hayfield St Matthew's Church Hall between 8.30am and 11:00am. Return completed works from 3:00pm to 3.45pm. Judging by the public commences at 4:00pm with winners announced at 5.30pm. See the Pro Loco page for full details.

Tuesday 27th. Primrose Court Plaque Unveiling. The Civic Trust has designed a plaque to be installed at Primrose Court with the approval and financial support of the Guinness Partnership to commemorate the use of the original building as the village primary school. Pam Gee, who taught there, has agreed to unveil the plaque on behalf of the Civic Trust. The exact time is still to be arranged but it will probably be between 12.00 and 13.00. Details to follow.

Tuesday 27th. Walk to the end of the reservoir and just beyond. Approximately 3 hours duration. Starting from Bowden Bridge car park at 6.30pm, led by Bill Booth. Cost: £2.00

NOVEMBER

Sunday 19th. Sheepwash Clean 10am to 1.30pm. Volunteers wanted for the annual sheepwash clean, netting weed and leaves from the water, strimming surrounding area and the holding pen, weeding walls and exit ramp. Sign up by leaving a message on 743847. Don't forget to include your name and telephone contact. Tools provided but wear wellingtons and bring waterproof or gardening gloves. Meet at the War Memorial at 9.50am for a lift to Booth bridge. Not a suitable event for children of primary school age. Be prepared to stand in the river.


 
 
 
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