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Christmas starts here!

Lights Switch-On • High Street Festivities • Santa’s Sleigh Schedule

Christmas Tree Festival • Church Services

Let’s all back

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EYE drops

Dronfield’s

golden

Autumn

W

HICH is your favourite season in the S18 area?

Here at Dronfield Eye, we might just give our vote to Autumn after some stunning scenes in

recent weeks. Our district is surrounded by many wonderful mature trees and they look particularly

spectacular when they show off their colourful leaves before the arrival of Winter.

Shown here are trees pictured at the beginning of November at the junction of Chesterfield Road,

Green Lane and Callywhite Lane.

• Have you a special local photograph you would like to share with our readers? Why not email it to

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E Y E

Christmas starts here!

Lights Switch-On • High Street Festivities • Santa’s Sleigh Schedule

Christmas Tree Festival • Church Services

Let’s all back

our small

businesses

Pages 44-54

Win Kim Wilde tickets

Cover: Michael Hardy’s

photograph of a snowy

scene outside Red

House at Church

Street, Dronfield

P6: Mayor’s Eye.

P10: Station’s Remembrance Artwork.

P12: Yolanda’s National Accolade.

P16-17: Premier League on Two Wheels.

P20-21: Bunty & Beatrice.

P22-23: Town Council News.

P25-37: Eye on Christmas.

30-34: High Street Christmas

P39-41: Eye on Food & Drink.

P44-54: Eye on Small Businesses.

P60: Harry’s Eye.

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All set for Christmas dinner!

HRISTMAS lunch with the family will be extra

special for one Dronfield couple, with a dream

kitchen in which to prepare it, courtesy of Sheffield

Kitchen Interiors.

The Meadowhead-based company has given their latest clients

a modern, smooth-fronted kitchen with a painted matt finish in

Cashmere for aesthetic impact.

But, on the practical side, there will be more work surfaces,

easy-access cupboards and less cleaning up when December

25th comes around.

The couple first decided to call in at the Sheffield Kitchen

Interiors’ showroom after driving past it many times on their way

into Sheffield, and also knowing an existing happy customer.

The brief was to replace the kitchen installed when the linkdetached

property was extended 18 years ago, ensuring it was

both easy to clean and navigate.

After a look around the showroom displays, the couple

arranged for Sheffield Kitchen Interiors’ expert Lisa to call in,

measure up and discuss ideas for lay-out and design.

Sheffield Kitchen Interiors took on responsibility for managing

the entire job, from organising a skip and removal of the old

kitchen, through to planning the electrics, plumbing, plastering,

floor preparation and floor covering.

The quartz worktops, upstands, and splashback bring a little

sparkle to dark days with window sills in Grey Mirror adding a

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The company also

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Meeting talented young artists from Dronfield Henry

Fanshawe School at the station. See story: Page 10.

S this issue of the Dronfield Eye goes to press, the town is

preparing to mark Remembrance Sunday.

I visited Sainsbury’s to recognise the launch of the Royal British

Legion’s local Poppy Appeal and since then volunteers have been

hard at work selling poppies.

I also had the pleasure of launching an exhibition at Dronfield

Railway Station of Remembrance-themed artworks by talented

young artists from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. All of the

images were very well-executed but one that particularly caught

my eye was a poppy with a train in the centre.

Every year, Dronfield’s Remembrance Service is a sombre and

moving occasion. It is made all the more poignant for me in that

the name of my great-uncle, John George Draycote, who died

during the First World War, is inscribed on the war memorial.

I will be carrying a large wreath in the procession that will make

its way from School Lane to the Manor Gardens for the annual

commemorations.

My other engagements this month have included attending the

lecture by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire

Hardyal Dhindsa, at the Peel Centre, and representing Dronfield at

the High Sheriff’s Legal Service event at Derby Cathedral.

Of course, many of my duties over the coming weeks will centre

around Christmas. I’m looking forward to attending various carol

services and events.

I’ve been busy making clay angels for my tree at the Parish

Church Christmas Tree Festival. It’s a lovely event that is growing

in popularity and sure to become a long-term feature of Christmas

in Dronfield.

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HEN Anabella Needham and partner Joshua Smart moved into their lovely home at

Bradway, one of their first tasks was to organise the installation of a smart new bathroom.

Under normal circumstances, this could have been a lengthy process, ploughing through the internet,

visiting showrooms and speaking to individual plumbers, plasterers, electricians, tilers and other

tradesmen.

However, Anabella knew a way to short-circuit all this as her Norton-based family had previously had a

fabulous bathroom installed by the Sheffield business, H20 Bathroom Solutions.

So the couple headed straight to the company’s Meersbrook showroom - they are soon to open larger

premises at Woodseats - where they knew they would be able to count on a friendly, professional,

reliable service.

“The bathroom is one of the main things for us and this is the first big job we have had done since we

moved in,” said Anabella.

“They put together some ideas and came up with a design and some images and it was pretty much

what we wanted. After that, it was just a matter of us choosing the tiles.”

The feature of the room is a three-way thermostatic shower valve with a large, square, ceiling showerhead,

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Porcelain wall and floor tiles include a split-faced brick feature tile and, under-tile heating is just

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The whole transformation took only a couple of weeks to complete. Having experienced the H20 service

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Explained Anabella: “They were so clean and tidy that some days we didn’t even know if they had been

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S part of Poetry Together's national

campaign to link up primary schools

and care homes, Y3 children from

Gorseybrigg Primary School visited

Meadow Grange Nursing Home in

Holmesfield.

Poetry Together is an organisation that

promotes the enjoyment of poetry across

the generations. Research shows that

Photograph stirred

many memories

Dear Dronfield Eye,

I FOUND the photograph you ran recently

showing mainly young children seated at tables at

Cemetery Road to celebrate the end of World War

II in Europe almost 75 years ago to be quite

fascinating.

As an eight-year-old at that time, I participated in a

similar event that was held in the street of a council

housing estate in a mining colliery in County Durham

where I was raised. Unfortunately, I have never

come across a similar photo of that event.

As Dronfield's population has grown from around

6,500 when the photo was taken and is now over

21,000, many of today's more elderly residents are

likely to have had similar outside experiences to my

own. And Dronfield also has a higher than average

population of such older people.

In 1945, I can also remember marching with the

other schoolchildren from my junior school to church

services to commemorate the end of the war in

Europe. We were divided up into those who went to

the Church of England, the Catholic Church and to a

Methodist Chapel for the Non-Conformists.

The pattern of what happened at that time in

Dronfield (and elsewhere for “newcomers” such as

myself) is of real interest.

Along with my wife and late mother-in-law, I was

also lucky enough to attend a celebration marking the

50th anniversary of the end of the war held in

Westminster Hall in Parliament in 1995 and addressed

by the Queen.

Harry Barnes, Dronfield

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Poetry brings

generations

together

learning poetry has cognitive benefits and

improves memory function for both

children and the elderly.

Pupils and care home residents learned

‘From A Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis

Stevenson by heart to perform to each

other for this special event. After the

performance, there was time for everyone

to chat and get to know each other and

both old and young thoroughly enjoyed the

occasion.

Cheers to brewery

G

LASSES have been raised to toast the success of Drone Valley

Brewery.

BBC Radio Sheffield teamed up with South Yorkshire Community Foundation to

recognise groups and individuals in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire who

go the extra mile to make things better in their communities.

Drone Valley Brewery won the Business

Champions title, receiving their

recognition at a presentation at Sheffield

Cathedral.

Said a delighted Lucy Donnelly, chair of

the community brewery: “Whether you

are one of the dozens of volunteers who

help out at the brewery or at local

events, or indeed have bought a glass of

our award-winning bitter, then a big ‘thank you’ as this is recognition for

everyone’s involvement in a unique venture.

“Set up and run by volunteers to make money to put back into local good

causes, the judges recognised the benefit to the local community, with

volunteers learning new skills, making new friends and the work experience

opportunities offered to local schools.

“Without all the wonderful volunteers, there would be no business and no

profits to put back into the community.”

Planning for 2020

D

RONFIELD Eye has begun compiling the 2020 Dronfield Directory -

the guide to living, working and relaxing in S18.

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Station’s Remembrance artwork

T

HE latest display of

school art at Dronfield

Station features work by

talented Dronfield Henry

Fanshawe School pupils on

the theme of Remembrance.

The exhibition, opened by

Mayor Coun Lilian Deighton,

has been organised by the

Friends of Dronfield Station

(FoDS) and is housed in

passenger waiting shelters.

Also there were local MP Lee

Rowley and the school’s

newly-appointed headteacher,

Martin Cooper.

The six poster-size artworks

have been produced by the

After School Arts Club and

honour the sacrifice made by

servicemen and women in the

two World Wars and in other

conflicts.

The exhibition is part of an

ongoing programme to

showcase the work of budding

artists from schools in and

around Dronfield and it has

also served to brighten up the

station platforms.

The students were

complimented on their efforts

and talent.

Some of Henry Fanshawe School’s After School Arts Club students whose

work is now on display at the town’s railway station

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MILLHOUSES resident Lorraine Shiels-Wright has been

undertaking a number of home improvement projects at her

period semi.

High on the list was a replacement bathroom and adjoining

toilet upstairs as the previous fixtures and fittings had served

the property well, but were looking tired after about 40 years.

Lorraine is a keen supporter of local businesses, engaging

their services for all of the work at her home.

She found her way to the premises of family-run A61

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Lorraine had a clear idea of what she wanted – first and

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She explained: “I didn’t feel some of the colours that are

currently popular, such as beige or grey, would be the best use

of the space here as both the bathroom and toilet are quite

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“I wanted something very minimalist that would be easy to

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Lorraine decided to go for an L-shaped shower bath - again

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with a white, sparkle-specked aquaboard adding a further

modern flourish.

Lorraine had one or two specific ideas of her own that the

A61 experts turned into a reality, including mirrored doors on

the airing cupboard, with added interior shelving for towels.

She said: “I really like this idea as it has effectively given me a

mirrored wall which makes the room seem bigger.”

A61 also created a smooth, new ceiling, installed marbleeffect

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The spaces were stripped right back to ensure the work was

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Award winner

Yolanda Ohene

National accolade for Yolanda

A woman from Dronfield has received a

prestigious award recognising the work of

female physicists. Deborah Wain reports

Y

OLANDA Ohene has developed a new MRI technique

which has the potential to detect devastating brain

diseases, like Alzheimer’s Disease, early on.

Yolanda attended St Andrew's Primary School, Dronfield Henry

Fanshawe School and then St Mary's Catholic High School, before

undertaking a Master in Science degree in Physics at Imperial

College London, with a year in Europe.

She has recently completed a PhD in medical imaging at

University College London (UCL) where her research has been

recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Women in Physics

Group.

Yolanda was one of three finalists for the 2019 Jocelyn Bell

Burnell Medal and Prize for exceptional early-career contributions

to physics by women and went on to win at an event at the

Institute in London.

Yolande said: “I am incredibly honoured to have been awarded

this prize.

“When I first went to university to studying physics, I could never

have imagined that ten years on, I would be developing new

techniques to help to understand some of the toughest healthcare

problems of our time. It is amazing that the IOP have recognised

me for this work."

Outside of the laboratory, Yolanda is passionate about

communicating science to the public, speaking at Cheltenham

Science Festival, New Scientist Live and at the Physics Pavilion at

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Yolanda: ‘I am

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Premier League odyssey

Sheffield United’s promotion

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led to a major two-wheel

adventure for one of their

supporters. Mike Firth reports

S

OME years ago, Dronfield’s James

Kemp vowed that if The Blades

ever made it back to the top flight, he

would travel to all their away games

on his bike!

So while other fans head to far-flung

parts of the country either by road or rail,

James has to carefully plan his routes and

accommodation and he keeps a regular eye

on the weather forecast.

He has previously taken on other epic

cycle adventures including riding across

America and twice pedalling from Dronfield

to Portugal, but he says this latest

challenge is already proving to be his

toughest.

“Some years ago, when Nigel Adkins was

manager, I went to the first game of the

season in Division One - the ‘pub league’ - at

Gillingham with my son Tom,” said James.

“We were losing 3-0 when we came out of

the ground and we finally lost 4-0.

“There was a real feeling of despair and I

felt there was little chance of us ever being

back in the Premier League in my lifetime,

so I said: ‘If we do ever get there, I’ll cycle

to every away match’.”

So a couple of days before United’s

opening fixture of the current season at

Bournemouth, James donned his red and

white shirt and climbed onto his bike at

home in Dronfield and pedalled all the way

to the south coast.

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Away day adventures for Dronfield cyclist James Kemp at, from left, Bournemouth, Chelsea and Everton

James had to get off his bike

and wade along this stretch

of his route to Watford

More water to contend with, this time

on the way to West Ham United

Subsequent journeys have seen him in the

saddle en-route to Chelsea, Everton,

Watford and West Ham United. The task

has become more difficult as the weather

has deteriorated and the number of daylight

hours has diminished.

His most challenging ride so far was to

West Ham’s London Stadium as on the way

there he pedalled for mile after mile into a

driving wind and heavy rain. However, there

have been thoroughly enjoyable journeys

too, including crossing the Pennines enroute

to the Everton game.

A cyclist for 15 years, James’ warmest

welcome to date was at Watford’s Vicarage

Road stadium where club officials allowed

him to leave his bike in the safety of an

office while he watched the game. After the

match, he was presented with an

autographed Watford shirt.

Fellow Blades fans have begun to

recognise James and his bike when they

arrive at fixtures and are curious to

discover how many miles he has cycled.

The first five away games saw him

approaching 1,000 miles in the saddle, with

hill climbs totalling 40,000ft.

He explained: “Although I am often

physically shattered doing this, cycling

really improves my state of mind and

makes me feel better within myself.”

James plans to write a book about his

Premier League odyssey and is donating

any money he raises through donations to

Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He would be

delighted if his efforts can achieve in

excess of £5,000 for such a worthwhile

cause.

Meanwhile, an unforseen challenge has

been the Premier League’s decision to

switch the dates and kick-off times of

several of this winter’s fixtures in order to


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Pictured right

outside the London

Stadium home of

West Ham United

satisfy the requirements of TV

companies.

Following another trip to London

for the game at Tottenham,

James’ next journeys are to

Wolverhampton Wanderers and

Norwich City, followed by the

longest ride of all, to Brighton &

Hove Albion, just four days before

Christmas.

He is due to complete his

adventure with another trip to the

south coast on May 17th when

United are at Southampton.

Added James: “I will definitely

not be doing this again... although

I might be tempted to go

overseas if United qualify for the

Champions League group stages!”

• Donations can be made to

James’ Children’s Hospital appeal

via www.justgiving.com/

fundraising/james-kemp1889

Above: James arrives at

Watford’s Vicarage Road ground

Below: James’ latest away

day at Tottenham Hotspur

locally-based Simon

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Joy for fracking

opponents

R

ESIDENTS’ groups and local

councillors are celebrating the fact that

their four-year fight to oppose fracking

proposals at Marsh Lane could have a

successful outcome.

The Government has issued an immediate

moratorium throughout England because of the

risk of earth tremors. The Department of

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said

new scientific advice concluded that it was not

possible, with current technology, to predict

accurately whether fracking would cause

tremors and how big they would be.

Locally, protests over the proposed INEOS

development, close to Bramleymoor Lane, have

also highlighted fears about increased traffic on

narrow roads and particularly through the

village of Coal Aston.

Opponents of fracking described the news as a

victory for communities and the climate, but

called for a full, permanent ban.

A spokesperson for Coal Aston and Dronfield

Against Fracking said: “Whilst we welcome this

moratorium, we recognise that it only brings a

temporary halt to fracking unless and until the

oil and gas industry can provide ‘compelling new

evidence’ that it can be carried out safely.

“We have won a significant battle with this

moratorium but we have not yet won the war.

We will remain vigilant for any further

developments.”

Tidy the Drone date

V

OLUNTEERS are set to gather for a clean-up of the River Drone in Dronfield.

Dronfield Civic Society is teaming up with the environmental charity The Don

Catchments Rivers Trust for the event under the trust’s ‘Hidden Heritage: Secret

Streams’ project, on Saturday, 11th January, and other volunteers are welcome to join in.

Matt Duffy, from the trust, said:

“Essentially we will be running a river

clean-up where we will be donning our

waders and pulling out and picking any

litter and non-organic debris within the

river channel. There will also be plenty to

do on the banks, footpaths and roads for

people not wanting to slip into a pair of

waders.”

Matt said all abilities are welcome with

equipment for children, although

youngsters must be supervised .

He continued: “As well as being

unsightly, litter can end up blocking the

river causing localised flooding and as

well as causing harm to local wildlife. And,

despite us being many miles from sea, I

always think that every bit of litter that I

pick up is one less piece that makes its

way to the sea where it will be for

hundreds of years and potentially

The River Drone at Mill Lane

swallowed by marine animals.

“The clean- up will run between 10am

and 1pm but people are welcome to come along for whatever time they can commit.

Most importantly we usually stop for tea and biscuits about 11.30am!”

Volunteers should meet at the Mill Lane Nature Reserve, on Mill Lane, and wear

appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes. The advice is to park at Dronfield Station

and walk down to the site.

For more information, email volunteer@dcrt.org.uk or call 01302 796173.

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Beatrice and Bunty

The life story of a Dronfield girl caught in a

controversy over a century ago - and also that of

her daughter - have been revealed following an

article in Dronfield Eye. Deborah Wain reports

E

ARLIER this year, we reported how Sarah Elizabeth

Outram – of Dronfield Girls’ School – became the most

talked about teacher in the country when, in 1914, she taught

her pupils what is now called Relationships and Sex Education.

The event and its impact is the focus of research and a teaching

resource being shared with children nationwide.

The 12-year-old pupil at the centre of the storm was Beatrice

Bradwell, whose parents Jacob and Ada ran The Victoria pub,

Stubley Lane. Beatrice’s grandson, John Adlington, of Unstone,

contacted us to tell us how Beatrice went on to become a hardworking

and much-loved wife and mother, and later grandmother

and great-grandmother, who played her part in both world wars.

Ironically, her own daughter, Olive, became a teacher.

In 1914, Miss Outram was Standard Six Girls class teacher and

headmistress at Dronfield Elementary Council School. During a

scripture lesson a discussion developed about sex and sexual

relationships. Miss Outram answered her pupils’ questions and read

two stories she had obtained from an American publication.

Beatrice reported this to her parents and outrage followed amongst

many parents and members of the wider Dronfield community with

demands for Miss Outram’s dismissal. The girls concerned gave

sworn statements.

An extract from Beatrice’s statement, held at the National Archives,

reads: “Miss Outram has told us where babies come from. One day

she took a book from the top of her desk in the scripture lesson and

read that, when we are young, like me, there is an egg forms in our

inside and when we grow up to motherhood the egg bursts, and we

have a baby. She said she had had the book sent from America.”

The school managers and parents pursued the matter, taking it to

the Local Education Authority, and eventually the National Board of

Education,

The national Press latched on to the story and a debate about sex

education and morality ensued for about six months. There were

many letters in newspapers written by the public on both sides.

Parents were threatened with prosecution for keeping their children

out of school, but, by July 1914, the children had either passed the

age at which they compulsorily had to attend or returned to other

schools.

John said Beatrice didn’t speak of the incident. Although he

described her as ‘prim and proper’ and holding Victorian principles,

he believes his grandmother would have felt some regret over it.

“She wasn’t the type of person who would cause trouble. She was

very kind, generous and family-oriented. I think she would have

regretted going home and telling her parents.”

Following school, Beatrice worked in the family’s pub and then did

night-shift work in a Sheffield munitions factory.

At the age of 19, she married Fred Adlington and the couple lived in

Victoria Street where they had children Olive, in 1922, and Jack, in

1926. Jack is John’s father, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Fred began a business making ice cream, and selling it from his

bicycle. The couple then turned their hand to the fish and chip shop

business in High Street, before buying a grocery store on Scarsdale

Road and the corner of Wilson Street. Second son Donald was born

there in 1935.

During World War II, when Fred was an air-raid warden and working

on war products, Beatrice kept the business running, along with

looking after her family.

Eventually, Fred and Beatrice sold the shop and moved to Hallowes

Rise, and then Snape Hill Lane.

Fred died in 1969 and, in 1983, Beatrice had a bungalow built where

Shown in this family group are, back, from left: Fred,

Beatrice and Jack. Front: Donald and Olive

she lived out the remainder of her life. She died, aged 87, in 1989 and

is buried alongside Fred at Dronfield Parish Church.

John said: “One story from Beatrice’s playful, happy childhood, was

that she had once played a trick on a boy who used to fetch milk

from a nearby farm. She dressed up in a white sheet and frightened

the young lad who dropped his jug of milk!”

Beatrice enjoyed reading and played piano and often duetted with

her elder sister, Olive.

Miss Outram remained in her post until 1922 when she was forced

to resign but was not defeated and clearly had much support locally.

In 1923, she was elected to the Town Council and was still serving

in 1939 when she was 70. She died in Dronfield in 1950 having

served her community for all her adult life.

Paul Whitfield is researching the controversy and its impact for his

Master of Arts degree in history at Sheffield Hallam University.

Prof Alison Twells commissioned Whitworks, a company specialising

in working creatively with children and communities, to develop a

teaching resource for primary school children using the research.

The ‘Lady Who Dared’ project – a reference to a headline about Miss

Outram - has been trialled with pupils at Stonelow Junior School.

EATRICE Adlington’s daughter, Olive, grew up to be a

B teacher after being awarded the British Empire Medal for

her secret work as a telegraphist in World War II.

Olive, known as Bunty, joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service (the

Wrens) as soon as she left school and trained to become a Morse

Code operative while posted in Oban, Scotland.

In 1943, she was sent to Liverpool – a city she described as

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Petty Officer Wren Telegraphist Olive ‘Bunty’ Adlington

Right: Letter from the King

being “very badly scarred by bombs”.

As a Petty Officer, she was employed in one of the domes on top of

the famous Liver Building.

She wrote: “Night duty there was a positive nightmare – you had to

go up several floors by lift, then walk up a flight of stairs before

opening the door on to the roof. From here it was a diagonal walk

across the roof in the blackout, with hazards such as chimney stacks

and ridges to negotiate. It was very frightening, especially when it

was a wet and stormy night, as you weren’t allowed any light at all,

so we couldn’t even use torches. One girl was thrown against a wall

and broke her ankle the year before I arrived and it was quite some

time before anyone missed her and went to find her.”

Bunty wrote that, after several months, she was sent to work

underground at Derby House which was fenced, sandbagged and

guarded by sentries.

“I soon found out that it was the main place for combined

operations, Navy and Air Force, where the Battle of the Atlantic was

planned and organised by Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches,

Sir Max Horton. We were little cogs in a big machine, all around the

main plotting room, which had a complete wall made out of glass so

he could see everything.

“The Wireless Office, where I worked, had five machines on

different frequencies, plus one tape-machine which was similar to a

typewriter, except it produced ribbons of punched paper and was

used to send automatic Morse on long routine messages. The room

also had a land line – a type of Morse key connected to Admiralty,

Plymouth, etc. It was very difficult to read as the sound was a kind

of echo-y, clickety-clack, but I managed it eventually.”

Bunty continued: “At times, reading Morse in all that noise and with

all the atmospheric crackles was almost too much to bear and a

period of clear signals was a huge relief. Long night duties were

particularly tiring, especially if there was too much traffic to be able

to take a break. Although occasionally we would get to use a special

room furnished with bunk beds, which was bliss!”

Bunty found the eight-hour night shifts - when she would work

mostly solidly throughout - particularly arduous. After four years

there, the war ended and Bunty was discharged.

She added: “It was quite an anti-climax; we were just left to get on

with life as best we could. There was no counselling and it was so

difficult to settle back into civilian life. You’d left all your friends, the

atmosphere was different and people weren’t so keen to help each

other any more. In a funny way, I think we all missed the

excitement.”

Part of Bunty’s job was to communicate with Allied boats as they

came in and out of the Mersey estuary, guiding them on direction and

speed to ensure they avoided German missiles.

After the war, Bunty trained as an infant school teacher and worked

in different schools in the midlands and south before returning home

and teaching at Killamarsh.

Following further training, she became a home economics teacher

at the former Edwin Swale School, in Chesterfield.

Following her retirement, Bunty moved to Christchurch, near

Bournemouth, and, fiercely independent, bought her final car, aged

90. Beyond her writings about her wartime experience, she would

never disclose details to family. She never forgot Morse Code.

Bunty died in Bournemouth Hospital in 2017, aged 94. Copies of her

photographs and documents, including a congratulatory note from

King George VI, have been given to Dronfield’s local history archive.

• There is more on this story in Issue 35 of My Kind of Town

magazine

Bunty with

nephew

John when

she turned

90

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Dronfield Town

Town Councillors Susan Burkitt and Martin Hanrahan with residents at Marsh Avenue Park

Marsh Avenue Park improvements

I

T was decided at the November Town Council

meeting that Marsh Avenue Park would be the

next Dronfield park to be refurbished.

The aim is to provide a play area with a range of

equipment suitable for children of all abilities.

Once consultations have taken place with local

residents, design ideas will be discussed and decided on

by the Parks Committee.

Comments and input can be given to your local

councillor or emailed directly to Dronfield Town Council

on dronfield.gov.uk on the contact us page.

Coun Susan Burkitt explained: “As a new town

councillor for this area, I'm really pleased that this

park has been chosen for refurbishment. I would

encourage parents and children who use the park to

get in touch and let us know what they would like

here.”

Winter Gritting

Contingency Plan

T

HE Town Council is pleased to report that preparations for

the coming winter are shortly to be completed.

This includes new bins requested by councillors and residents,

replaced bins, 28 tonnes of grit stored and a new Isuzu 4x4 flatbed

vehicle ready to fill and re-fill the grit bins around the town.

During winter, residents are reminded to contact the Town Council

office should a bin need refilling or repairing.

Coun Paul Parkin said: “Derbyshire County Council's job is to

grit the primary and secondary roads through our town. Ours is

to provide grit bins to help residents keep the minor roads and

pathways passable. Together we can keep Dronfield on the

move.”

Flower beds

planted up

A

LL summer plants have been removed

from flower beds and communal areas

belonging to the Town Council and 6,000

winter bedding plants including Polyanthus,

Billy's and Primrose are being planted

around the town.

Each year, the Outside Services staff strive to

maintain and, if possible, improve the flower

beds across Dronfield. The Town Council aims

to provide displays that can be appreciated by

both residents and visitors.

Dronfield Town Council, Civic Hall, Dronfield S18 1PD. Tel: 01246 418573


CouncilNEWS

O

N October 24th, residents of

Dronfield voted in favour of

adopting the Dronfield Neighbourhood

Plan.

NE Derbyshire District Council will now

use it as part of the framework of

documents to help determine planning

applications.

The main aims of the Dronfield Neighbourhood plan are:

• Protecting and, wherever possible, enhancing Dronfield's

green and open spaces, including the greenbelt.

• Supporting improvements to the town centre.

• Providing good quality and suitable housing that meets

the needs of the town.

• Sustaining the town's infrastructure, shops and

community facilities.

Town Council Leader, Coun Angelique Foster, said:

“The plan has now been voted through and will help

us to conserve Dronfield's identity.

“I would like to thank all residents who came out

to vote. I would also like to thank the Civic Society

and the Leabrook Valley Group for their input into

the plan and for their help during consultations.”

Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum result

Town Councillors delighted with the result of the

recent Referendum, adopting the Neighbourhood Plan

D

Coun Kevin Tait with workmen at the resurfacing of Cemetery Road

Road Repairs in Dronfield

RONFIELD Town Council has discussed the recent disruption to traffic in the

town due to road repairs.

This has affected the area around Cemetery Road and Snape Hill Lane. Both roads

were put forward earlier in the year for repair and are being fully resurfaced.

Councillor for the area, Coun Kevin Tait said: “Derbyshire County Council is set to

spend £100million over the next five years improving the road network. Keeping

Dronfield's roads in a good, safe condition is a top priority for us.”

Manor Farm

Development

Motion

HE following motion was

proposed by Coun

T

Angelique Foster and

seconded by Coun Alan

Powell:

“Dronfield Town Council to

write to NE Derbyshire

District Council about a

review of the Manor Farm

development. DTC would

like to express again their

concerns about the loss of

parking spaces around the

town in general and

the lack of smaller

dwellings to suit elderly

accommodation. DTC

would like to ask NEDDC to

consider a development

that would focus on the

Manor Farm buildings

and offer smaller

accommodation for the

elderly and keep the

existing public car park in

its entirety.”

The motion was passed

unanimously and the Town

Council will now write to

NEDDC accordingly.

townclerk@dronfield.gov.uk

www.dronfield.gov.uk


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There is so much going on in and around S18 in the run-up to

Christmas, starting with the switch-on of the town’s festive lights

HRISTMAS celebrations will begin in Dronfield on Friday, 29th November,

with the annual Christmas Lights switch-on at 6pm in the Library Gardens.

Children from Gorseybrigg Primary School will sing some festive songs and everyone

is invited to join in with the carol singing. This year, the award-winning Dronfield

Genquip Brass Band will provide the music. There will also be a collection which will be

split between the school and the Town Mayor's Charity Fund.

Town Council-organised festivities will begin earlier that afternoon though, from 4pm

onwards, when the annual Christmas Fest will take place in the Civic Hall, plus this

year will also see a Christmas Fairground in the Civic Centre Car Park.

There will be seasonal refreshments, free craft activities and Santa's Grotto, plus

stalls from local groups and organisations.

Dronfield businesses are also getting into the festive spirit this year, with part of the

High Street closed off for the events taking place. The shops will be making the most of

this opportunity to light up Christmas. There are some great attractions planned

including live music, Dronfield Dance Academy will be showing off their talents, and

Keith “The Sax” Burkitt will be playing, Christmas jumpers are a must for all businesses

taking part and all shops will be having a charity sweet selection with proceeds going to

local charities.

Plus, don’t forget your tickets for the hamper and gift voucher raffles.

The Blue Stoops will also have local musician Drew Biggin playing outside and they

will be selling lots of Christmas drinks, food and goodies, plus toasted marshmallows.

The Barn will be hosting a Christmas Mini-Market from 6-9pm on Friday, 29th

November, and that will also continue between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, 30th

November. Also, don’t forget to visit the amazing Christmas Tree Festival in Dronfield

Parish Church which will run from 29th November to 8th December. There will be

around 150 trees decorated by local groups, schools, shops and businesses. So there's

lots to look forward to this Christmas in Dronfield.

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Dronfield Christmas festivities

C

Christmas Fest & Fairground from 4pm

In the Civic Hall view the festive stalls from local groups and

organisations - plus don’t forget to visit Santa and enjoy the free

children’s craft activities! Plus don’t miss the festive fairground

rides in the car park and refreshments will also be available.

Christmas Lights Switch-On at 6pm

Then join us at 6pm outside the Library for the annual Christmas

Lights Switch-on. Enjoy the carol singing, with music from the

award winning Dronfield Genquip Band and the choir of

Gorseybrigg Primary School.

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Even larger Festival of Trees

A

FEATURE of last winter in Dronfield

was the town’s first Christmas Tree

Festival, hosted by St John the Baptist

Parish Church.

The idea has taken root. Not only is the free-toattend

event back by popular demand this year,

but it also promises to be even larger and more

spectacular.

The festival is again to be staged at the parish

church, from Friday, 29th November, until

Sunday, 8th December.

The initial 2018 festival featured 107 Christmas

trees decorated by local businesses, schools,

uniformed organisations and community groups.

More than 4,000 people visited in only ten days.

This time around, more than 120 Dronfield

groups and organisations have pledged to join

in, each decorating their Christmas tree to

show something about themselves – their organisation, their

achievements, their members, their friends.

The 2019 Christmas Tree Festival will be open from 2pm to

7.30pm each day, when stewards will welcome you and the church

will be illuminated by thousands of tree lights. Refreshments will

Classic panto

at Village Hall

I

T’s panto season again (oh yes it is!)

and if you’re looking for a great value

family panto, packed full of fun, laughter,

magic and stunning effects then look no

further.

The story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is being staged

by Norton Players at Coal Aston Village Hall

from November 27th-30th. It’s a classic

fairytale, retold with a modern twist.

Princess Aurora is born with great beauty and

has a wonderful Christening, but the evil fairy

Caraboose is not invited. When she finds out,

she seeks revenge and curses our heroine. She

will prick her finger and die!

Can Nurse Nelly and Muddles protect Aurora?

Will Prince Valiant save the day? How does the

castle survive with a silly King and stupid

guards? Why are there so many questions?

A rip-roaring ride from start to finish, ‘Sleeping

Beauty’ definitely won’t send you to sleep!

If you would like to make a booking for this

magical pantomime, call the ticket hotline:

0114 2372326.

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4,000 visitors enjoyed last year’s Dronfield Christmas Tree Festival

be available, and often you will be able to enjoy the singing of local

choirs, including a Young Voices Concert (ticket only) on December

2nd, from 4.30-6.30pm.

You can also visit Saturday coffee mornings during the festival on

November 30th and December 7th, 10am-noon.

Christmas concert

S

INGERS Andrea Ryder and Mark Cunningham will star in a Christmas fundraising

concert for the Peace Garden School, in Nepal.

The evening, at Dronfield Civic Hall, on 6th December, at 7.15pm, features

Christmas favourites and songs from stage and screen, with special guests including

Dronfield Junior School Choir, Birkdale School 6th Form Singers and local rising

stars.

Andrea and Mark sang at the sell-out opening concert of Dronfield Arts Festival

earlier this year. Tickets, £9.50 (£9 concessions), are available on 07877 834169, or

email classicalcombination@btinternet.com

Goldilocks on stage

G

OLDILOCKS and the Three Bears is Handsworth and Hallam Musical

Theatre Company’s January pantomime.

The show runs at Sheffield’s Montgomery Theatre, from Thursday 23rd to Sunday

26th January.

Tickets are available by calling 07586 293546 or emailing hhtctickets@live.co.uk or,

alternatively, visit The Montgomery website.

Christmas lunch invitation

F

REE Christmas Day lunches are being served locally this year for people

who would otherwise be on their own.

The event is to be staged at Coal Aston Village Hall, from 12.30pm, and transport can

be arranged. Further information from Philip and Pauline Wright, 01246 414923.


Christingle Services

Sunday 1st 3.00pm Baptist Church

Saturday 7th 2.00pm Apperknowle Methodist Church

Sunday 8th 5.00pm St John the Baptist

Tuesday 24th 4.30pm St Philip’s Church

Tuesday 24th 6.00pm St Swithin’s Church

Gift Tree/ Gift Services

Sunday 15th 10.45am Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform Church

Crib/Nativity/Family Celebration/Junior Presentation

Sunday 8th 10.00am St Andrew’s Church

Sunday 15th 10.30am Baptist Church

Sunday 15th 10.30am Oaks Community Church

Sunday 15th 11.15am St John the Baptist Church

Sunday 15th 6.00pm St Philip’s Church

Sunday 22nd 10.30am St Paul’s Methodist Church

Tuesday 24th 6.00pm St Mary’s Church

Tuesday 24th 6.30pm St Andrew’s Church

Tuesday 24th 6.30pm St John the Baptist Church

Carol Services

Sunday 15th 6.00pm St Phillip’s Church

Sunday 15th 6.30pm St Andrew’s Church

Sunday 22nd 10.30am St Swithin’s Church

Sunday 22nd 10.45am Apperknowle Methodist Church

Sunday 22nd 3.00pm Cowley Mission & the Vine Fellowship

Sunday 22nd 3.00pm Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform Church

Sunday 22nd 6.00pm Baptist Church

Sunday 22nd 6.00pm Coal Aston Methodist Church

Sunday 22nd 6.30pm St Mary’s Church

Sunday 22nd 6.30pm St John the Baptist Church

Sunday 22nd 7.00pm St Paul’s Methodist Church

Blue Christmas Service

Friday 20th 2.00pm Oaks Community Church

Christmas Eve Carol Services

6.15pm Apperknowle Methodist Church

6.30pm Oaks Community Church

Christmas Eve Services

6.00pm Vigil Mass, Holy Spirit Church

11.30pm Coal Aston Methodist Church

11.30pm St Andrew’s Church

11.30pm St John the Baptist Church

11.30pm St Swithin’s Church

Christmas Day Services

9.00am St Philip’s Church

9.30am St Mary’s Church

10.00am St John the Baptist Church

10.00am St Andrew’s Church

10.00am Oaks Community Church

10.00am St Paul’s Methodist Church

10.00am Baptist Church

10.30am Vine Fellowship

and Cowley Mission at St Swithin’s Church

10.30am St Swithin’s Church

10.30am Coal Aston Methodist and Coal Aston Wesleyan

Reform Church at Coal Aston Methodist Church

Contact details of the churches

St Andrew’s Church

Pentland Road, Dronfield Tel: 01246 731906

Cowley Mission and the Vine Fellowship

Cowley Lane, Holmesfield Tel: 01246 419386

Oaks Community Church

Lea Road, Dronfield Tel: 01246 414448

St. Paul's Methodist Church

Green Lane, Dronfield Tel: 01246 412303

Apperknowle Methodist Church

High Street Apperknowle Tel: 01246 412303

St. Mary's Church

Crow Lane. Unstone Tel: 07836 375994

Dronfield Baptist Church

Stubley Lane, Dronfield Tel: 01246 291856

Coal Aston Methodist Church

Eckington Road, Coal Aston Tel: 01246 412303

Coal Aston Wesleyan Reform Church

Cross Lane, Coal Aston Tel: 01246 415525

Holy Spirit Church

Stonelow Road, Dronfield Tel: 01246 232686

St John the Baptist

Church Street, Dronfield Tel: 01246 412328

St Philip’s Church

Falcon Road, Dronfield Tel: 01246 412328

St Swithin’s Church

Main Road, Holmesfield Tel: 01246 412767


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Great Christmas

Gift Idea

Order a subscription to the

local nostalgia publication

My Kind of Town

For only £24, we will send the next

four issues of My Kind of Town to a

friend or family member anywhere in

the UK, as soon as they are published.

This makes a great gift which is enjoyed the whole year

long. Simply call our switchboard on 01246 416027, or

send a cheque made out to ‘Heron Publications’ to our

office at Enterprise House, 179 Chesterfield Road,

Dronfield, S18 2XE.

New Edition

Issue 35, priced £4.99, available locally:

Wards Garden Centre, Ferndale Garden Centre,

Ashgate @The Forge, Greenwoods, Abbey Lane;

Garretts, Woodseats; Mitchells, Meadowhead; All

Occasions, Greenhill; Gifts & More, Woodseats; Crystal

Peaks Market; Sheffield Scene on Surrey Street.

Also from the publishers on 01246 416027.

You can buy ‘My Kind of Town’ for

only £3.99 from our office at Enterprise House,

179 Chesterfield Road, Dronfield.

You can also pick up a bundle of four back

issues here for only £10.

Storforth Lane

Christmas

and

New Year

FROSTY’S

FUN and FROLICS

2 Games of Bowling

PLUS a Basket Meal

£19 Per Adult

£16 Per Child

Max. 24 people

KIDS

CHRISTMAS

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Suitable for Schools,

clubs and groups etc

1 Hour Bowling

PLUS

platter of party food,

jug of squash and

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£65 PER LANE

(Up to 8 people)

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from

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until 5th Jan

2020

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(Max.8 people per lane)

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AND

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£60

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CHESTERFIELD:

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Santa’s hectic

sleigh schedule

F

ATHER Christmas arrives early in Dronfield each

year, touring the streets and supermarket car parks

on his sleigh, with a little help from his good friends at

The Rotary Club of Dronfield. Here’s his 2019 schedule:

Friday, 29 November: Dronfield Civic Hall, 4-6pm & 6.45-

8pm. Christmas Lights switch-on, 6-6.45pm.

Saturday, 7 December: Ferndale Garden Centre, 10am-

3pm.

Monday, 16 December: Greendale 5pm, Cecil Road 5.15pm,

Snape Hill Cres 5.25pm, Snape Hill Lane 5.30pm, The Avenue

5.40pm, Stonelow Road 5.55pm, Frithwood Drive 6.05pm,

Shireoaks Road 6.35pm, Barnard Avenue 7.10pm, Ridgeway

7.15pm, Warren Rise 7.25pm, Falcon Road 7.35pm, Oakhill

Road 7.40pm, Holmesdale Road 7.45-8pm.

Tuesday, 17 December: Garth Way 5pm, Curzon Avenue 5.10pm,

Hollins Spring Avenue 5.25pm, Highfield Road / Netherfield Cres

5.40pm, Highfield Road / Netherfield Cres (top) 5.55pm, Highfield

Road (near 83) 6.10pm, Highgate Drive 6.35pm, Highgate Drive /

Hallowes Drive 6.45pm, Cemetery Road / Palmer Cres 7pm, Scarsdale

Road / School Lane 7.15pm.

Wednesday, 18 December: Pentland Road 5.30pm, Balmoral Cres

5.40, Pentland Road 6.10pm, Bubnell Road 6.15pm, Stanford Road /

Arundel Close 6.40pm, Longcroft Road 6.55pm, Barnes Avenue

7.35pm-7.50pm.

Thursday, 19 December: Sainsbury’s 1-5.15pm, Coniston Road /

Gosforth Drive 5.30pm, Ullswater Drive 5.45pm, Grange Avenue

6.05pm, Kendal Drive 6.20pm, Windermere Avenue 6.35pm, Ashford

Road 6.50pm, Ravensdale Road / Norbury Close 7.05pm, Jolly Farmer

7.15pm.

Serving delicious

home-made food

Open Sunday-Monday

9am-5pm

Serving Sunday lunch

from 12pm on Sundays.

Daily specials, breakfasts and

meals using ingredients from

our farm or locally sourced.

Animal viewing window.

Outside seating area.

Bradwells ice cream.

Slush Puppies.

3 course FESTIVE MENU

served throughout December

Book your Christmas party now!

Christmas at

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Friday, 20 December: Sainsbury’s 1-5.15pm, Old Whittington Lane,

Unstone, 5.30pm, Whittington Lane 5.45pm, Sheffield Road 5.55pm,

Horse & Jockey 6pm, Cheetham Ave 6.10pm, Loundes Road 6.30pm,

Miners Arms, Hundall 7pm, Travellers Rest, Apperknowle 7.15pm,

Cross Daggers, Coal Aston 7.30pm, Miners Arms, Dronfield

Woodhouse 7.45pm, Rutland Arms, Holmesfield 7.55pm, George &

Dragon 8.05pm, Angel Inn 8.10pm, The Victoria 8.25pm, Blue Stoops

8.30pm, Green Dragon 8.45pm, White Swan 9pm, Underdog 9.10pm,

Dronfield Arms 9.20pm.

Saturday, 21 December: Aldi 10am-noon, Sainsbury’s 12.30am-

4.30pm.

Sunday, 22 December & Monday, 23 December: Sainsbury’s

11am-3pm.

• Full route details and maps are available on the website:

dronfieldrotary.org.uk Times and routes may vary because of road and

weather conditions

Rod Moor Road

Dronfield Woodhouse

S18 8XL

www.borderview-farm.co.uk

Tel: 0114 2360733

SANTA’S GROTTO

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st

and 22nd December

Pre booking essential

Now taking orders

for all of your

Christmas meats

including: Geese, Turkey,

Duck, Capons, Beef,

Hams, Pork, Pork Pies,

Steak Pies,

Pigs in Blankets.

All produce home

reared on the farm.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

available.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Friday 6th December from 6.30pm

Craft stalls - Christmas trees - Holly

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High Street

A festive highlight for

Head for High Street once you’ve witnessed the

turning-on of the 2019 Dronfield Christmas lights

T

HE switch-on ceremony for

Dronfield’s Christmas lights

attracts larger and larger attendances

each year. Folk flock to the town from

near and far to join in the carol singing

and meet Santa Claus.

Now many local businesses are pulling

out all the stops to truly embrace

this winter’s event, turning it into a

fun-filled evening for all the family to

enjoy.

Friday, November 29th, is the date and in

addition to a funfair in the Civic Centre,

premises on High Street will be decorated

with lights and trees, enhancing the town’s

festive mood. It will provide a splendid

route for people to walk from the

switching-on of the lights down to the

Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish

Church.

All High Street shops will be remaining

open after the town’s Christmas tree is lit

in Manor Gardens and there will be special

attractions at Dronfield Manor Barn and

pubs including the nearby Green Dragon

and Blue Stoops.

CELEBRATING

12 YEARS OF

CHRISTMAS AT

Serving Christmas Lunches on

Friday 29th November

Friday 6th December

Friday 13th December

served 12-2pm - Booking essential.

2 courses £12.50 3 courses £15.95

Opening until late on

Friday 29th November for the

High Street Christmas Festival,

serving hot food, drinks and sweet treats.

WINTER WARMING SPECIALS

Home made soup and a sandwich

Thursdays - Meat and potato pie.

Fridays - Hot roast pork sandwich

with all the trimmings and roast potatoes.

We would like to wish all of our customers

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Newly refurbished - Plastic Free Champion

Why not take a walk down High Street

between the town Christmas tree and the

Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival?

On High Street, the road will be closed to traffic, ensuring a safe

and friendly location for local traders to parade their rather stylish

Christmas jumpers!

There will be musical entertainment from a brass band and also

talented Dronfield saxophonist Keith

Burkitt performing favourite Christmas

tunes. Dronfield Dance Academy will be

showing off their latest routines with

performances on the street.

The Blue Stoops will also offer live music

with local performer Drew Biggin playing

outside. The Green Dragon will be

entertaining with 70s and 80s music.

The street is also offering children an

opportunity to take part in a fun treasure

hunt and all shops will be having a charity

Book your Christmas

appointment now

sweet selection, with proceeds going to

local charities. And don’t forget your

tickets for the hamper and gift voucher

raffles.

Dronfield Hall Barn is central to the

evening’s offering, with events forming

part of its big Winter Festival.

The fun-filled Friday will see the Barn’s

Christmas Mini-Market offer a great

opportunity to snap up unique Christmas

gifts. Open from 6-9pm, visitors can

really get into the spirit with mulled

wine and mince pies. Admission to this

event - which continues the following day -

is free.

PassionHair

visit our salon at

9 HIGH STREET, DRONFIELD

Find us on Facebook

coffeecentral

Open Tue to Fri 9-4 & Sat 9-3

6 High Street, Dronfield

Gold Member Tel: 01246 418702

melwatts1@hotmail.co.uk

Open Monday to Saturday 01246 415972

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High Street

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High Street

EST : 1989

G

GREGORYS

MENSWEAR

H

IGH Street has been at the centre of many events

in Dronfield for centuries, but this year’s Christmas

festivities will be a first for the thoroughfare.

From the Manor building which these days houses the town’s

library, past the 1854 Peel Monument, down the street flanked by

stone-built shops, the Manor Hotel and Dronfield Hall Barn, High

Street is always a lively place.

Local folk perhaps take its architecture, history and character for

granted, but these attributes are always picked up on by visitors to

the town.

Nowadays, High Street and adjoining Church Street offer the

chance to buy jewellery, gifts and fashion. You can relax over

fabulous home-produced meals and cakes, smarten up your

appearance at hairdressers and a men’s barbers, keep your fitness

in check with yoga, chill out with a glass of beautiful beer or

wonderful wine... and even talk to experts about writing your will!

In addition, Dronfield Hall Barn has attracted many more interest

and visitors to the area with its series of wide-ranging exhibitions,

performances and festivals.

Stockists of

Hugo Boss

Paul and Shark

CP company

D Squared2

Remus Uomo

Armani Jeans

and many more

Why travel?

Competitively priced

quality menswear

and designer brands

on your doorstep

Very competitive prices

5 High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX

Telephone: 01246 290215

Have you made a

Power of Attorney or Will?

Give peace of mind to yourself

and your loved ones.

Contact us to arrange your free

initial consultation.

At Athi Law we offer a friendly,

professional and efficient legal

service at competitive rates.

7 High Street, Dronfield S18 1PX

01246 498138

info@athilaw.co.uk

Open Saturdays by appointment

01246

498138

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WINTER FESTIVAL

at Dronfield Hall Barn

Festive events, activities and exhibitions...

Our programme of exhibitions continues, meaning that for regular visitors to the

Barn, there will frequently be something new to see in our courtyard room....

Derbyshire Arts Cooperative

Monday 11th-Sunday 24th November 10am-4pm

This group is made up of six artists, who all work with a wide range of different media -

you’re sure to be able to find unique gifts for the difficult-to-buy for people in your life!

The Arty Crafters

Monday 25th-Sunday 1st December 10am-4pm

A group of four friends, known as The Arty Crafters, will be exhibiting with us at the Barn -

come along, chat to the artists, and see their work.

This Painting Malarkey

Saturday 14th December-Sunday 15th December

We’re looking forward to welcoming This Painting Malarkey back to the Barn from December, as

they present a brand new exhibition of colourful and uplifting work!

Events

Christmas at the Music Hall by Vulcan Varieties

Friday 22nd November, 7:30pm

£7.50 per person (£6.50 for Friends)

We’re delighted to announce that Vulcan Varieties will join us again in November,

presenting “Happy Holly Day! Christmas at the Music Hall”. Expect Festive Footlight Follies and

Christmas Jollies! Tickets are now available from our café, or you can book through our website

It’s just £7.50 per person (£6.50 for Friends of the Barn) and should be a fantastic evening of

entertainment.

Christmas Mini Market

Friday 29th November 6pm-9pm & Saturday 30th November 10am-3pm

FREE ADMISSION - donations welcome!

The last of our Artisan & Producers’ Markets for 2019 takes on a Christmas theme at the end of

November. Held over two days, join us on Friday night for a mince pie and mulled wine, and see

the Dronfield Town Council lights switched on in the Manor Gardens at 7pm, before our market

concludes on Saturday. Come and find those perfect Christmas gifts!

Christmas Bistro Night

Wednesday 4th December, 7pm-10pm

Raise money for our gardens, and enjoy a special candle-lit dinner with piano accompaniment.

£27 per person, to book email bookings.dht@outlook.com or call 01246 418122

Stained Glass Taster Workshops

Saturday 7th December 10am-1pm (FULLY BOOKED) & 1:30pm-4:30pm

£18 per person (£16 for Friends)

Fancy having a go at making striking stained glass Christmas decorations? Come along to our

taster workshop. No previous experience is needed and all materials will be supplied to enable

you to complete your pieces during the workshop. We regret that due to the use of soldering

irons we are imposing a minimum age of 16 years.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Tuesday 10th December 10am-12pm 1:30-3:30pm 6pm-8pm (FULLY BOOKED)

£12 per person.

Back by popular demand, our Christmas wreath making workshops will once again be run by

some of our garden volunteers. Materials provided – £12 per person, book through our

website or ask in the café. Places remaining on the morning and afternoon sessions and

workshops will take place in the Peel Centre.

Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX

Registered Charity: 1120875

www.dronfieldhallbarn.org


High Street

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TRADITIONAL & MODERN

BARBERING

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS ON THE HIGH STREET

Proud to be training and employing Dronfield people

Quality, convenient and

consistent service.

Student discounts available.

Walk in service.

Specialising in modern and

traditional men’s

hairdressing, including skin

fades, beard line ups with the

use of hot towels.

Senior citizens discount.

Stockists of American Crew.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

to all our customers

Friday 29th Nov between 7pm - 9pm.

Grab a beer with us and receive a

10% discount on all hair cuts.

3 HIGH STREET, DRONFIELD, S18 1PX, TEL. 0124 629 1062

Open Tues-Sat. Late night Thurs and Fri www.taylortaylorhair.co.uk

Open Mon-Thurs

from 2pm-11.30pm

Fri 2pm-1am

Sat 12pm-1am

Sun 12pm-11.30pm

Open Christmas and

New Year’s Eve till 1am

Christmas Day

12pm-2.30pm

Closed all day

New Year’s Day

Veronica and her team

wish customers old

and new a very

happy Christmas

and a prosperous

New Year.

Extensive selection

of gins and spirits

Wide range

of excellent

lagers and ciders

Well kept cask ales

Happy Hour

Daily from open until 7pm

Generous discounts on

selected draught beers, lagers

and ciders, bottles, wines and

spirits

Mondays and Thursdays

General Knowledge

Quiz from 9.30pm

Cash prizes and drinks

to be won

www.greendragondronfield.co.uk

Wednesdays

Wine Wednesday

offers on selected bottles

of wine

Fridays

70s and 80s Music

with DJ James from 9pm

Every Saturday

Live Music

from 9.30pm

Church Street

Dronfield

S18 1QB

01246 415450

SING ALONG

CAROL SINGING

Saturday 21st December

from 5.30pm with mulled

wine and mince pies and

from 9.30pm playing your

favourite Christmas songs

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

live music with

A J WARNER

Dress to impress. Free glass

of fizz at midnight

FREE ENTRY

Come and join us over the

Christmas period for a

festive glass of mulled wine

and a mince pie

EVERYONE WELCOME

FREE function room

Suitable for any occasion with use of private bar.

Facebook @greendragondronfield

Instagram @greendragondronfield

Twitter @dragondronfield

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High Street

The recently-restored

Dronfield Hall Barn

adds its very own

Christmas charm to

High Street and this

year it has many

events planned for

the run-up to

December 25th

Open:

10.15am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat

26 High St, Dronfield S18 1PY

01246 419 777

www.colantejewellery.co.uk

Dronfield

Yoga

&

Wellbeing

Studio

Yoga and more in the heart of Dronfield

Hatha, flow and dynamic Yoga classes

Children's & Teen Yoga classes

Men's Yoga classes

Fitsteps

Piloxing

barRebellion

Classes for all abilities

1-2-1 lessons

Beginners welcome

DronfieldYoga.co.uk

10A High Street, Dronfield S18 1PY

e: yoga@dronfieldyoga.co.uk t:01246 488038

dine...at the barn

Please note our winter opening hours

Open 7 days a week

Mon-Sat 9am-3.30pm,

Sun10am-3.30pm

Christmas afternoon tea

£16.95 Booking essential!

Christmas dinners

Served from 2nd December

Booking essential!

Bistro night

Our colourful teapots and

afternoon tea vouchers

Make excellent Christmas gifts!

Book early to avoid

disappointment!

Piano & Candlelight

December 4th, 7pm start

Friends of The Barn receive 10% discount

High Street, Dronfield

01246 418122

www.dronfieldhallbarn.org

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Chesterfield Market

Visit Chesterfield Market this Christmas

One of the largest, most varied markets

in the country is right on our doorstep

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F

OR the tastiest local produce for your Christmas meal, not to

mention Christmas gift ideas for family and friends,

Chesterfield has all you need.

Ibbotsons fruit and veg stall has been standing on Chesterfield

Market since 1945 and is run by the third generation of the Ibbotson

family. They recently merged with Ayres fruit and veg stall and stand

on the market six days per week, offering top quality fruit, vegetables

and salad produce.

Owner Nick Ibbotson says: “We now have much more room to

display the produce, meaning we are able to offer more variety for

our customers.”

Their produce is, where possible, sourced locally to reduce the

mileage involved and the impact on the environment.

Nick says: “We source as much as we can locally – everything is

much fresher than you would get in a supermarket.

“Big sellers at Christmas are carrots, sprouts and parsnips. People

buy them for Christmas lunch, whether they like them or not! The

ones we have here will have been growing in the ground yesterday

and are here on the stall today ready for you to cook tomorrow.”

Chesterfield Market Hall also hosts a variety of stalls to offer you

the ingredients for your perfect Christmas including: W Hodkin

Butchers offering a variety of meat and poultry; Lamb’s cupcakes

offering Christmas cakes, biscuits and traybakes and the Fruit and

Nut Centre selling dried fruits for your cakes and puddings and nuts

for after your Christmas meal.

The outside of the Market Hall also has Davidson’s Cheese Factor

for stocking your Christmas cheeseboard; Thanks a Bunch Flowers

and Gifts offering all you need for your festival floral displays and

gift ideas.

To give you a break from the shopping and the chance to warm up

with a hot drink and a mince pie, call into Chesterfield Market Café in

the Market Hall.

There is a market taking place each day from Thursday, 12th

December, to Monday, 24th December (selected traders standing on

non-market days). This includes the usual general markets, the flea

market each Thursday and the farmers’ market on Thursday, 13th

December.

There will also be festive-themed artisan markets on Sunday, 24th

November, and Sunday, 22nd December, held in association with The

Market Co, offering the very best produce from local providers as

well as unique gifts and crafts.

Beyond Chesterfield Market, there are lots of great independent

traders with plenty of unique and distinctive gifts. Check out the

Chesterfield Christmas gift guide at

www.chesterfield.co.uk/christmas to find the perfect gifts this

festive season.

CHRISTMAS IN

CHESTERFIELD

WIN

amazing prizes in our

Christmas competition

Santa’s Grotto at the Market Hall

7th & 14th - 24th December

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

6th December – 5th January

Christmas Family Day at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

7th December

Christmas at Revolution House

14th – 31st December (Carol Concert 18th December)


22nd December

Christmas Artisan Market

22nd December


Borough Council car parks





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Expecting

a Blue

Christmas?

W

E’RE told “tis the season to be jolly”,

but does Christmas time make you feel

blue?

Expectations of Christmas are rarely met, and if

people feel low to begin with, what hope is there?

They can hide away until it’s all over; or put on a

mask, pretend to be happy, when inside they may

be falling apart.

It’s tempting for the church to gloss over these

problems. After all, this is a time of celebration.

The alternative is to take these experiences

seriously and to recognise that, for some

people, this time is hard and that celebration is

not easy. In some parts of the world, an attempt

is made to minister to people’s needs in this

situation; and this is the idea behind a Blue

Christmas.

The ministers of Churches Together in Dronfield & District want

want to share something of the essence of Christmas while

acknowledging the needs of those who may have lost children or

parents, sisters or brothers; those who have relationship

difficulties or broken marriages; those who are in financial

difficulty or who are out of work; those who are unwell or

For many people, celebration is not easy

terminally ill; those alone or depressed.

They want to invite anyone who is feeling ‘blue’, for whatever

reason, to a Blue Christmas service. This is to take place at Oaks

Community Church, Lea Road, Dronfield, from 2-2.45pm, on

Friday, 20th December. Refreshments and time to talk afterwards.

• Christmas Day lunches for the lonely: Page 26.

A Christmas

Proposal?

15a Hickmott Rd Sheffield S11 8QF Tel 0114 266 4066 www.edwardjamesjewellery.co.uk

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public

EYE

Dronfield Eye’s Mike Firth puts Kim Wilde

on the spot with this month’s questions

public EYE

Win tickets to

Kim Wilde’s

winter show

H

ERE’S an opportunity for you and a friend to kick off

Christmas on the Wilde side by going underground with

one of the 1980s’ most successful recording artists.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for December’s Peak

District concert featuring Kim Wilde.

She is to perform an exclusive evening of her many hits,

together with a sprinkling of Christmas songs on stage at The

Devil’s Arse venue, Peak Cavern, Castleton.

Kim was born in London to legendary 1950s British rock ’n’ roll

singer Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce – a member of the singing

group, The Vernons Girls.

Kim’s first single release, ‘Kids In America’ in 1981, was a

worldwide hit, paving the way for a recording career which has so

far yielded 12 studio albums and in excess of 30 singles, bringing

success in every major record market and sales of 10 million and

20 million respectively.

Other hits have included ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, ‘Chequered

Love’, ‘Water On Glass’, ‘View From A Bridge’, ‘Cambodia’, ‘You

Came’ and ‘Four Letter Word’ amongst others. She also recorded

evergreen festive hit ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ with

comedian Mel Smith in 1987 in aid of Comic Relief.

The Castleton show is planned for Friday, December 20th, and

advance tickets, priced £28.50, are available from the Box Office

on 0844 249 1000.

To stand a chance of being the winner of our contest, simply

study our question and email your answer, together with full

contact information, to arrive no later than Friday, December 6th,

to competition@heronpublications.co.uk. The sender of the first

correct entry drawn at random after this closing date will receive a

pair of tickets for the Castleton Christmas event.

Question: Which song was Kim’s

first big chart success in 1981?

With dad Marty being a rock ‘n’ roll legend, was

it always assumed you would be a singer?

I loved music intensely as a small child, and as I grew older I

somehow knew that music would be my destiny.

When you released ‘Kids in America’, could you imagine

you would still be singing it almost 40 years later?

Kids is a very special song, I know this every time we play it live as

the audience erupts ecstatically. Its longevity doesn’t surprise me.

Why have you left it so long before

releasing a live album?

I feel I have only come into my own as a performer in the last 15

years or so, and with the success of ‘Here Come The Aliens’ I was

inspired to bridge the past with the present, and showcase my

amazing band.

Which was the largest crowd you performed for?

Probably on the Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Tour in 1988, when over

125,000 people came to Aintree. Also ‘Donauinselfest’ in Vienna

where well over two million visitors attend a three-day music

festival. Hundreds of thousands attended the year we played with

Billy Idol in 2010.

When did your interest in gardening begin?

Certainly as a child; I believe all children are instinctively

connected to nature.

My interest in gardening peaked when we had our children and I

wanted to make them a garden. Little did I know a few years

studying in horticultural college in Enfield would find me receiving

a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005!

Which was best, having a chart-topping record or

winning a Gold Award at Chelsea Flower Show?

They are both amazing; can’t compere. A bit like having children!

What careers are your children interested in pursuing?

They are natural musicians, songwriters and singers but have

other interests outside of music… we shall see!

What’s it like to hear ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas

Tree’ played so much every December? What do

you remember of recording it with Mel Smith?

Released in 1987, this song was in aid of Comic Relief. Mel had the

energy of ten 20-year-olds, and was as sweet as can be. Making

the video was huge fun; I always smile when I hear it as I sashay

down the aisles in the supermarkets at Christmas!

Have you ever sung in a cave before?

How do you think it will be?

No, I have never sung in a cave but can’t wait! The acoustics and

atmosphere must be quite wonderful. Should I bring my big winter

coat?

Kim Wilde

shown here

with

comedian

Mel Smith

who she

charted

with in 1987

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- CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

- IRELAND COLLIERY

BRASS BAND

- CHRISTMAS TRAILS

- PETER’S RAILWAY

DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturday December 7th

10am-4pm

Adults £3

Children £2

Families £8


EYE on food & drink

Tasty prizes

W

INNERS of Dronfield Eye’s recent

Mint Leaf restaurant competition

were:

Melanie Carl, Sam Marriott, Phoebe Lowry,

Christine Wagstaffe and Laura James.

Each winner receives a £20 voucher to spend

towards their next meal at the Green Lane

restaurant.

3 hand pulled cask ales

7 ciders available

3 lager/craft beers

24 whiskeys

over 17 rums

10 vodkas

97 gins

wide selection of wine

30p

off

a pint

when mentioning

Dronfield Eye

Pre-book your

gin night!!

Opening Times

Mon-Thur

4pm-11pm

Fri 4pm-1am

Sat 12noon-1am

Sun 12noon-8pm

439 Sheffield road - whittington Moor - S41 8LT

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW

LARGE AND SMALL PARTIES CATERED FOR

OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON WE WOULD LIKE

TO WELCOME ALL CUSTOMERS TO A 3 DAY SPECIAL ALL

YOU CAN EAT BUFFET.

CHOOSE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF DISHES, RANGING

THROUGH MILD TO HOT DISHES PLEASING EVERYONE’S

TASTE BUDS.

CHRISTMAS DAY 1PM-3PM

ADULTS £24.95 UNDER 15’S £19.95 UNDER 10’S £10.95

UNDER 5’S FREE

BOXING DAY 6PM-9.30PM

ADULTS £14.95 UNDER 15’S £10.95 UNDER 5’S FREE

NEW YEAR’S DAY 5.30PM-9.30PM

ADULTS £19.95 UNDER 15’S £12.95 UNDER 10’S £9.95

UNDER 5’S FREE

Season’s Greetings

42 GREEN LANE, DRONFIELD, S18 2LJ

TEL: 01246 29 22 22

www.mintleafdronfield.com

FREE PARKING & DISABLED ACCESS

THE OLD VICARAGE

RESTAURANT

Set in the rolling hills of the Moss

Valley, The Old Vicarage is the

perfect place for your special

celebration.

Whether it is an intimate dinner for

two, a fine dining private party or a

formal function, you can be

assured of inspirational cooking,

friendly hospitality and a

professional service second to

none.

Our new seasonal Prestige Menu is

now available, and with the festive

season upon us, why not book a

table for your special celebration

and enjoy the quintessential

Country House Christmas?

33 years of culinary excellence

Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway Village, Sheffield, S12 3XW Tel. (0114) 247 5814 www.theoldvicarage.co.uk

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About Us

Our vision for a venue

which would deliver a

high-quality restaurant

experience directly to

the home, has resulted

in Zizzona.

Ethos

Our philosophy is “quality

and taste delivered with

excellence.”

Catering

Zizzona is here for all your catering needs.

If you are planning a party or event, we

can take away the stress and offer

tailored menus to suit all your needs.

We can cater for office lunches,

executive meetings, training courses,

whatever your requirements

we can deliver.

DELICIOUS

WOOD FIRED

PIZZA

EAT-IN OR

TAKEAWAY

DELIVERIES

AVAILABLE

FULLY LICENSED

RESTAURANT

Opening hours

Open Every Day from 4:30pm until 10:00pm

including Weekends and Bank Holidays

Find us

740 Chesterfield Road,

Sheffield, S8 0SE

Call us

0114 258 8877

Order online @

www.zizzona.co.uk


EYE on food & drink

Pizza perfection

Dronfield Eye’s Mike Firth treats his daughter - a big pizza fan

- to a meal at Woodseats’ newest restaurant and take-away

Chef Carlo at work

W

HERE in the world have you been served the finest pizzas?

That was the evening’s big question at Zizzona, the new restaurant and

takeaway at Woodseats.

With just four tables, it’s common for diners here to share in each other’s

conversations... and most of them revolve around food. So, ruling out Italy, the

vote went to Nice in France. Well famous for its pizzas, apparently.

“But,” confirmed one young woman, “The pizzas cooked here are just as good.”

Then it emerged that a food fan seated just behind us was on a one-man mission

to eat his way through the entire Zizzona pizza menu. Thankfully not in one sitting,

but on a series of visits.

Our waitress Marie

Many folk have become regular diners here and, in addition, take-aways are delivered

throughout S8 and as far away as Dronfield and Coal Aston.

So what makes the Zizzona pizzas so popular? Well, it’s impossible to miss the

restaurant’s spectacular, domed, wood-fired oven, imported from Italy.

Pizza chef Carlo is from Puglia, one of the sunniest spots in Italy. Tending to this

impressive oven, he has now found himself the warmest spot in Woodseats.

However, Carlo was quick to point out that having a traditional oven is only a part of the

success story; first rate ingredients are also essential.

Zizzona’s pizzas feature a hand-stretched speciality dough which is left to mature for 72

hours to ensure the best flavour and also to aid digestion. It is created using Italian flour.

Also imported are the San Marzano tomatoes which feature in the pizza sauces, plus Fior

di Latte mozzarella cheese which is renowned for its smooth, yet tangy, flavour.

Daughter Olivia and I were paying our first visit to Zizzona, on Chesterfield Road, and

were impressed with the warm welcome we received from our waitress, Marie. The menu

features around 20 tempting pizzas and if you can’t find exactly what you

require, there is also an offer to add more ingredients or even create your

own dream pizza.

All pizzas can also be created with a gluten-free base or vegan cheese.

Olivia was thrilled with her Calzone Pollo, a large pizza parcel stuffed

with marinated chicken, plus tomato sauce, mozzarella, chestnut

mushrooms, courgettes, roasted peppers, red onion, garlic oil and

accompanied with a bolognese sauce.

I had asked Carlo to prepare me the restaurant’s most popular pizza,

called a Zizzona of course, and as you can see above, the 12in creation

was overflowing with Italian fennel sausage, ham, pancetta, red onion

and that delicious mozzarella. Truly delicious.

There was an enquiry from Marie about whether we wanted desserts,

but we were both replete and simply had no room to sample the

traditional Italian temptations.

In addition to restaurant meals, take-aways and deliveries, Zizzona can

also cater for offices, business meetings or parties.

• Zizzona, 740 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, S8 0SE. Open every day,

4.30-10pm. Orders and table reservations on 0114 2588877.

zizzona.co.uk

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dronfield EYE

Will you start a family feud?

Nichola Barnes, wills and probate specialist

at Dronfield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet,

says courts are now dealing with

record numbers of challenges to wills

Nichola

Barnes

T

RADITIONALLY, children have been regarded as the

rightful beneficiaries when their surviving parent dies.

Times are changing, however, and an increasing number of parents

are choosing to disinherit their offspring for a variety of reasons.

You can leave your estate to whoever you wish, but your will can

be challenged if concerns are raised after your death. We frequently

see adult children questioning a parent’s mental health at the time

their will was made, particularly if it was drawn up when they were

elderly and their memory was fading.

Concerns may also be raised if it was felt a decision to remove a

particular beneficiary was influenced by someone. In these cases,

children, or other relatives, could bring a challenge for financial

dependency, if they can prove you supported their lifestyle in some

way.

The courts are now dealing with record numbers of challenges to

wills. This is largely attributed to the property boom of the 50s and

60s, which led to sharp increases in house prices, pushing up the

value of deceased estates.

The death of a parent is an emotionally testing time and adult

children often struggle with feelings of guilt, remorse, anger and

helplessness. If they discover they have been cut out of a parent’s

will, they also have to come to terms with a sense of rejection, which

can fuel bitter and emotional litigation.

Should, for whatever reason, a client of mine want to disinherit one

of their children, I have a duty to investigate what is motivating

them, so we can clearly document the reasons. It is also my

responsibility to ensure the person is of sound mind and is acting of

their own free will.

If you are considering making drastic changes to your will,

obtaining legal advice is essential, to try and prevent challenges

after your death. Likewise, if you are concerned about the provisions

made by a loved one, our specialist contentious probate department

is here to help.

To find out more, drop in to our Sheffield Road office, telephone,

0114 218 4000, visit www.tayloremmet.co.uk or follow the firm on

Twitter, @TaylorEmmet.

Alfred

&

Dunham

Son Ltd

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

56 Snape Hill Lane

Dronfield S18 2LG

Telephone day or night

on 01246 413205 or 01246 290205

Private, caring, local family business who have lived in

and supported the surrounding districts for four generations.

• Independent, family business, Est. 1919.

All types of funerals are catered for,

including woodland burials, religious,

non-religious.

• 24 hour service with private chapel of rest.

• Pre-payment funeral plans.

• Mercedes fleet, or alternative if requested.

• Home visits available.

• Members of the National Association

of Funeral Directors.

A personal and dignified family business that cares

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Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Helping you plan

for the future

Our specialist solicitors deliver

the highest quality legal advice

to families across the region.

Quote to book your free 30

minute consultation with the wills

and probate specialists at our


Contact:

Nichola Barnes

We’re here for you...

• Administration of estates

• Drafting & updating wills

• Inheritance & trust disputes

• Inheritance tax

• Long term care issues

• Powers of attorney

• Residential care

• Wealth management

• Will disputes

nichola.barnes@tayloremmet.co.uk

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www.tayloremmet.co.uk


EYE on small businesses

Why small is beautiful on Dec 7th

We need to back local business

whenever we can, but especially on

Small Business Saturday, Dec 7th

T

HE S18 area is overflowing with

friendly, independent businesses.

They are the life-blood of our local economy,

both in terms of what they offer to customers and

also how they bring employment opportunities to

the majority of the local workforce.

Could you imagine Dronfield and the surrounding area

without its hundreds of shops, pubs, salons,

garages, restaurants, gyms, cafes, professional

tradespeople, farm shops and more? Then, of

course, there are hundreds of other locally-based businesses which

operate on line.

Dronfield was recently named the ninth best place in the UK in

which to live - partly due to the offering of its independent

businesses. Many of these concerns are family-run and have served

the local population for generations.

It is vital to ensure these businesses not only

survive, but thrive. In addition to providing

expertise and value-for-money for their

customers, they also offer opportunities for

entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs for

young and old alike with greater job satisfaction

than positions with larger, traditional companies.

Small businesses foster the economy of S18

and the surrounding area, they keep money close

to home and support our neighbourhoods and

December 7th, 2019

• At the start of 2019 there were

5.82 million small businesses (with

0-49 employees), 99.3% of the total

UK business.

• Small to medium-sized enterprises

account for 99.9% of the business

population (5.9 million businesses).

• SMEs account for three-fifths of the

employment and around half of

turnover in the UK private sector.

communities. Every pound spent in the local economy

supports families who live here.

Amazingly, small businesses could also be good

for your health. According to one national study,

communities with greater numbers of thriving,

locally-owned small business have healthier

populations — with lower rates of mortality,

obesity and diabetes — than those with

concentrations of large companies.

Dronfield Eye magazine - itself a family-run

S18-based business - is always keen to promote

local companies. Every month, our pages feature

hundreds of such concerns. We are delighted to

support, inspire and promote local small businesses

throughout the year, but recognise that December

7th is a day we can all make an extra-special

effort to support them.

Despite having so much going for them, it can sometimes be hard

for small businesses to compete with the big guys of the business

world. That’s one of the reasons why Small Business Saturday

exists.

It’s easy to back local businesses. You're shopping small every

time you pick up a coffee and sandwich at the

corner shop, grab lunch at a local pub, take your

car to a neighbourhood garage for its service, or

order a Christmas gift online from a local outlet.

So this month, why not take a thorough look

through the pages of this December magazine

and see which companies you can patronise in

the run-up to Christmas?

Get out there and help your community in a

positive way on Small Business Saturday,

December 7th. You will enjoy the experience!

SERVICE and REPAIRS

How can we help?

- 24 hour telephone help line and call out

- No obligation free quote

- New and refurbished equipment available

- Over 30 years experience

START KEY is a growing organisation dedicated to

providing a service of excellence to our clients both

small and large. Our aim is to assist all clients in

achieving trouble free office / home equipment.

Tel / Fax 01246 29 17 29

Mobile 07939 962 946

E-mail glenn@startkey.co.uk

www.officeequipmentrepairs.co.uk

The Cleaning

Centre

Greendale Laundrette

and Dry Cleaners

Self service or service wash

Friendly, highly trained staff

Specialist Cleaners of

Free car parking

Quilts, Leather, Ugg Boots,

ECO-FRIENDLY

Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags,

DRY CLEANING Hairdresser’s Towels, Football Kits

Greendale Shopping Centre, Green Lane, Dronfield

01246 418172

Dronfield and area

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Part of The Cleaning Centre

Superior cleaning of carpets and upholstery

Deep cleaning with no soaking

Over 30 years experience

Fully insured and highly trained

A good honest family firm

Call 01246 418250 and ask for Shaun Ashmore

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ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO TAP

DANCE BUT NEVER HAD THE CONFIDENCE?

FREE ADULT BEGINNERS

TAP CLASS (Afternoon and evening classes)

TO CLAIM A FREE TRIAL DANCE CLASS

visit www.dronfielddancetheatre.com and fill in the form

Our warm and welcoming team will put you at ease and guide

you ‘step by step’. We offer classes from beginners to advanced.

Our Adult Social classes are all about having fun and a good

time, allowing you to forget the pressures of daily life and put

a spring back into your ‘step’.

At DDTA we believe it’s

never too late and now is the

perfect time to start!

2 GOMERSAL LANE, DRONFIELD, S18 1RU

(Old Doctors Surgery) Email: enquiries@dronfielddance.co.uk

NO JUDGEMENT AND GUARANTEED FUN!

chris fields design ltd

kitchens ~ bedrooms ~ studies

Chris Fields Design Ltd a family business designing for family living.

If you are considering interior refurbishments our family-run business offers a

bespoke service whatever your style.... Contact Chris & Jen on 01246 292155

Unit 8, Callywhite Business Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, S18 2XP

Email chris@chrisfieldsdesign.co.uk Website www.chrisfieldsdesign.co.uk

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Dronfield’s leading

Call into our

showroom today!

independent flooring & bed retailer

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Available on orders over £500*

Dronfield Carpets and Floors are specialists in Carpets, Rugs,

Designer flooring, AstroTurf and all types of Vinyl, Hardwood

and Contemporary flooring.

Amongst our wide range of products and services, we offer

free advice, sampling, measuring and no obligation quotations.

Visit our new bed department with big brand names such

as Myers, Salus & Uno.

*terms and conditions apply

SHOWROOM OPEN: Monday–Friday: 9am–5.30pm • Saturday: 10am–5pm

Your local flooring specialist

Part of the Eyres Group

120 Sheffield Road, Dronfield, S18 2GE

Telephone: 01246 292391

www.dronfieldcarpetsandfloors.co.uk

@Dronfieldcarpetsandfloors

@dronfieldcarpetsfloors for ideas and offers


EYE on small businesses

E. & D. STEEL.

- DIY

- TOOLS

- IRONMONGERY

- PAINTING

& DECORATING

- KEY CUTTING

- ELECTRICAL

- & MUCH MORE

28-30 Chesterfield Road,

Dronfield, S18 2XB

Tel 01246 413242

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,

Sat 9am-4pm

Celebrating 20 years in business

Open 6 days a week

Mon 9 - 5.15

Tues 9 - 5.15

Wed 9 - 6.15

Thurs 9 -6.15

Fri 9 - 5.45

Sat 8.30 - 3.15

Modern and traditional styling - Walk in service

10% Student

Discount

on production of a

B-Line card

All day, Every day

Not in conjunction with

any other offer.

Please arrive

15 minutes

before closing

time to avoid

disappointment

father

and son

(UNDER 16s)

All day, Every day

both hair cuts

£20

pick up your

loyalty card

with your next haircut

Stockist of

Products. Perfect stocking fillers.

2 Chesterfield Road - Dronfield - S18 2XB 01246 292 282

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EYE on small businesses

A big day for small businesses

It may well support our local

independent shops and services,

but there is nothing small about

Small Business Saturday

N

OT all American innovations are

warmly embraced on these shores.

One notable exception is Small Business

Saturday, the annual champion of the UK’s

independent businesses.

The scheme can be traced back to the first Small

Business Saturday back in 2010 in the US and it

is now in its seventh year in this country.

The UK campaign has grown significantly each year with an

estimated £812m spent in small businesses across Britain on

2018’s Small Business Saturday – an 8% increase on the previous

year.

Also last year, 59% of people said they were aware of the day,

adding that they spent more than usual in local outlets.

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial

campaign, which highlights small business success and

encourages consumers to 'shop local' and support small

businesses in their communities.

The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each

year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small

businesses.

On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and

support all types of small concerns, online, in offices and in shops,

pubs, gyms, markets, salons, garages, restaurants and more.

December 7th, 2019

Many small businesses choose to take part in

the special day by hosting events and offering

discounts.

Backing for the campaign comes from 99% of

local councils and the main sponsor is

American Express.

Support for small businesses on a local level

has been echoed through national government,

with the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the

Exchequer and Mayor of London all supporting

the campaign.

Small Business Saturday also draws high

engagement on social media. Tweets sent on

the day last year reached more than 100

million people, with #SmallBizSatUK and

#SmallBusinessSaturday trending in the UK’s

top five throughout the day.

Facebook and Instagram posts were also up on the previous

year’s event, with more people sharing their Small Business

Saturday stories.

Organisers stress that although folk are urged to make a special

effort to back local businesses on December 7th, we should all be

striving to back them throughout the year.

We seem to enjoy the experience too. Many consumers who spend

their money locally on Small Business Saturday say the day makes

them consider the status of their local area and want to shop small

all year long.

And if you are a family business, local shop, online business,

wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, Small

Business Saturday is supporting you! For all the ways you can

become involved, check out smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com or

instagram.com/SmallBizSatUK/

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EYE on small businesses

Beautiful handmade

leather bags from India.

We have a huge range of bags for all

occasions - satchels, holdalls,

saddles, shoppers etc plus a fabulous

range of multi-coloured leather bags,

quirky and each one unique.

Perfect special

Christmas gifts.

You can order online

www.beaumontbags.com

or to view locally in Dronfield

Call Carol on 07743 268614

Specialist Installation,

Repair and Maintenance

of Intruder Alarms,

CCTV and

Access Control

phdecorating@btinternet.com

paulhobsondecorating.com

Paul Hobson Decorating

established 1995

Call 07592 001805

for a free no obligation quotation

Email mgsecure@hotmail.com

www.mgsecure.co.uk

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AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS FOR OVER 24 YEARS

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a complete new build, make Ashwood Construction your first and only

choice. We are a quality building company registered with the NHBC and

offer an extensive range of services for you to choose from.

Large enough

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No job too large

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If you are looking for quality builders,

look no further than Ashwood Construction

for a dedicated level of service you can trust.

Our Dronfield based team are all

highly skilled and experienced,

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THE BUTCHERS SHOP

Everything you need for Christmas

PREMIUM CHRISTMAS HAMPER

Turkey breast joint (up to 2.5kg)

2kg gammon joint

2kg pork loin joint

454g streaky bacon

400g sausage meat

454g chipolatas £40

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2kg pork loin joint

454g streaky bacon

400g sausage meat

454g chipolatas x 2 £65

DRESSED TURKEY

Turkey breast joint (up to 2.5kg)

wrapped in streaky bacon

plus 12 pigs in blankets

and 12 stuffing balls with

sausage meat mixed in

£45

Plus: roasting joints, cooked meats, pies, fresh whole geese and ducks and our amazing £19.99 Family Hamper

SHOP WITH US IN YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL DRONFIELD AND ECKINGTON STORES:

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EYE on small businesses

EST 1919

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& Son Ltd

BUILDERS MERCHANT

LARGEST

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DRONFIELD

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56 Snape Hill Lane

Dronfield

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W

HEN it comes to

transforming your

home or workplace into

smarter, more secure

premises, all the

technology know-how you

require is available right

here in S18.

Coal Aston-based Smarter

Electrics are specialists in

domestic electrics, CCTV

security, networks and wi-fi,

offering a range of services

and products from a simple

Dan Mattison, proprietor of

Smarter Electrics

lighting circuit or extra socket to a full smart home experience

with video doorbells, music, colour-changing lights, heating

controls, security, smoke alarms and everything in between.

Prior to qualifying as an electrician, proprietor Dan Mattison had a

career in IT. He launched this business in April and is already

benefitting from plenty of repeat business and word-of-mouth

recommendations.

Now we are into winter, one big request is for smart thermostats

which can work with most boilers and are controlled by your

mobile phone, ensuring your property is nice and warm when you

get home.

It’s the same story with smart lighting and audio and Dan

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The remarkable interior of

the 19th century building

Historic stables photographed

With Christmas around the corner, it is a

fitting time to unveil Dronfield’s very own

special stables. Deborah Wain reports

T

HIS amazing piece of Dronfield’s heritage, hidden from

public view for years, has been revealed thanks to

members of Dronfield Civic Society.

The long disused Manor Farm complex, behind what was once the

Manor House and is now Dronfield Library, has always been of

great interest to the society as it dates back to the 1880s.

The buildings, which belong to NE Derbyshire District Council and

once served as a housing office, include the farmhouse and a cart

shed. However, what is especially important is the stables as their

interior retains many original fittings.

Current and

former society

committee

members,

together with

people from

Dronfield Hall

Barn History

Research

Group, were

given

permission by

the council to

go into the

stables to take

photographs for the town archive.

Its features include a stone-tiled floor and panelled timber stall

dividers topped with curved cast iron detailing and columns.

The visitors reported a ‘real step-back-in-time’ experience and here

share some of the images with Dronfield Eye readers.

The future of the site is still uncertain but the society is keen to

see as much of the interior of the stables preserved as possible,

although acknowledging the complex needs to be given a purpose.

HAT next for Manor Farm?

W

Exterior of the old Manor House Stables

Three years ago, NE Derbyshire District Council , then

Labour-controlled, agreed plans to transform the site to provide a

mix of ten apartments and houses. Following local elections in May,

Conservatives now have a majority.

One of the stable bays.

Pictures: Jane Singleton

A spokesperson for

NEDDC gave the following

statement to Dronfield

Eye: "Rykneld Homes ran a

design competition to

develop the site which

included the refurbishment

of the existing building.

They gained planning

permission in December,

2017. The application was

subject to opposition from

some local residents, the

Town Council and Civic

Society. Since then,

Northwood - a Joint

Venture Company set up to

deliver socially

responsible developments

within NE Derbyshire, of

which the council is a 50%

shareholder - have looked

at the site with a view to making the proposals more sympathetic

to the existing building and the surrounding area.

“These more sympathetic options for the development of the site

are still currently being considered.

“The Manor Farm building is showing some signs of decay due to

vandalism and through water damage caused by roof leaks. If work

is not undertaken to tackle these issues the building will

deteriorate further. NE Derbyshire District Council want to work

with partners to ensure that the building is preserved for future

generations, but it can only do this if it can find a financially viable

way forward.

"A representative of Northwood has met with the Civic Society,

and while the society is keen to preserve the stables they did

understand that there was no viable option to do this and that the

preservation of the building was an essential key outcome of any

development."

At its last meeting, Dronfield Town Council agreed a motion,

proposed by Coun Richard Welton, asking NEDDC to “consider a

development that would focus on the Manor Farm buildings and

offer smaller accommodation for the elderly and keep the existing

public car park in its entirety”.

Coun Alan Powell, who seconded the motion, said: “It is an old

building that is very much part of the history of Dronfield.”


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IF some of our great

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area with lights that

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would come to look at them

and marvel at the mystery

of their great beauty,” said

writer, Andy Rooney.

Well, actually, you don’t

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Hall Nursery, near Coal Aston,

the meandering meadows

below are home to thousands

of such Christmas trees.

Watching, sensing and

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Christmas tree is electrifying,

its needles exuding oxygen

and antibacterials, which

refresh and cleanse the

air in your home.

As well as accommodating

the thousands of glorious

Christmas trees, the valley is

also home to eighteen wildlife

animals and 5 million or

so bees, which can be seen

from the new Forest Kabin.

From Friday 29th November,

freshly-cut trees of premium

garde quality including Norway

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Blue Spruce and Nordmann

Fir, will be taken up to Troway

Hall Nursery every day. The

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grand open log fire (with a

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Ranging from 2ft to 30ft, the

trees are completely fresh

when they’re sold. Tingly

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A protagonist for ‘protecting

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THE Beestro will be serving

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The chefs at the Beestro

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The thought of Santa in a

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springs to everyone’s mind, but

the authenticity of his grotto

and the care and consideration

taken in the creation of this

unique backdrop make this an

unforgettable experience.

Create treasured family

memories and pay a visit to

Santa in his woodland grotto

and, while you wait, immerse

yourself in all things Christmas

with our fun festive scenes.

There is a licensed bar for

parents, and a beautiful veranda,

which gives opportunity to imbibe

the oxygen emanating from the

forest of trees in the valley below.

In Troway Hall’sSanta’sGrotto, Santa will be

coming in on his sleigh on the weekends of

6th, 7th and 8th December

13th, 14th and 15th December

20th, 21st and 22nd December

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Gasp at the wonderful views.

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Canine columnist Harry

Bassett presents his

monthly article.

You can contact Harry at:

harry@heronpublications.co.uk

A

NEW interactive website has been launched for dogs and

their owners across the UK. It’s free to use and features a

search engine to find canine-friendly places and dog-related

events.

Much like TripAdvisor, Dog Furiendly allows dog owners to save

their favourite places and leave reviews.

The community aims to change the way dog owners research and

plan their adventures by combining search and social together. Dog

owners can sign up for their own profile, follow friends, send

messages and take part in the community's regular dog walks and

dog friendly events.

Founder of Dog Furiendly, Adele Pember, started the website after

struggling to find places to take her Chihuahua, Charlie, who suffers

with separation anxiety.

According to research carried out by Channel Four’s ‘Dogs: Their

Secret Lives’, 85% of the dogs studied showed signs of not coping

when left alone.

Adele, said: “There are more than seven million dogs across the

UK, who are like Charlie. Many dog owners find it difficult to make

recreational plans outside of work with the fear of leaving the dog.

“The life of a dog is short, so being able to use a platform such as

Dog Furiendly to include your dog in your plans is so special, and

gives you more memories to cherish.

“Since launching Dog Furiendly in 2018, we’ve helped so many

people to find new places and our community is growing every day!”

An estimated nine million dog owners across the UK could benefit

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Dear Harry,

Philip and Pauline Wright

(past Mayor & Mayoress)

have to very sadly tell

you that Honey, our

beloved Yellow Labrador,

aged 13 years, passed

away on Monday, 21st

October.

She was loved by

everyone, especially in the

Hilltop area where she was

known through her walks

on the path through

Hallowes Golf Course and

meeting up with her canine

friends, hoping that their

owners had got treats in their pockets.

Honey always looked forward to Dronfield Eye popping through

the post, pawsing for ten minutes-or-so whilst we read your

popular column, usually accompanied by a drink of milk and a few

biscuits.

This would be followed by 40 winks, but with one ear cocked open

ready for the sound of the 'fridge door opening! Like yourself, she

loved her treats and at times could be a bit of a monkey, getting

into mischief when she was younger. She also loved going in the

sea when we took her to Whitby.

We miss her very much.

Love to you and your lovely owners.

Philip & Pauline

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Building and gardening waste, single items, cookers,

washing machines, carpets, settees, beds, radiators, baths, DIY, etc.

CLEARANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICE..

Gardens, garages, sheds, cellars, lofts, full & part house clearances

PHONE WASTE SERVICES FOR A FREE QUOTE

07860210156

Licensed waste carrier.

Identification and environment agency certification shown at the door

Often CHEAPER than a skip and you don’t have to fill it!

FOR A PROFESSIONAL JOB

WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

ALL BATHROOM & KITCHEN WORK

CENTRAL HEATING WORK

SMALL JOBS UNDERTAKEN

FREE ESTIMATES

FULLY INSURED

CLEAN & RELIABLE

CUSTOMER RECOMMENDATIONS AVAILABLE

01246 411987 or 07816 867959

ECKINGTON ROAD, COAL ASTON, DRONFIELD, DERBYSHIRE S18 3AW

D.S.M-PROPERTY SERVICES

Qualified bricklayer with over 20 years

experience - No job too small

Brickwork

Paving

Pointing

Patios

Guttering

Plastering

Roof Repairs Kitchen & Bathroom Tiling

Wrought Iron Railings & Gates

Contact Dave on

07896070810 or 01246 419445

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Accounts & Tax Returns for sole traders,

partnerships & limited companies

Self Assessment Tax Returns

New business start ups

General tax planning & advice

35 SALISBURY ROAD, DRONFIELD

DERBYSHIRE S18 1UG TEL/FAX: 01246 290261

E-mail: info@johndanson.co.uk

8 Seater

minibus

Tel: 01246 410230

CITY GARAGE DOORS

Over 15 years experience

Free phone

0800 2461191

Land line

01246 912102

Electric operators

fitted to exisiting

doors from £295

www.citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

E: sales@citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

All major manufacturers available:

INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS

EVENING/WEEKEND SURVEYS

EMERGENCY CALL OUTS

AUTOMATION

FREE

no obligation

on site survey

& quote


Manufacturer

approved

Dronfield's longest established body repair centre

Collection and delivery service available

Insurance excess reduction scheme

Minor to major repairs, inc scuffs and scrapes

Unit 1 + 2, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, Sheffield S18 2XP

Tel: 01246 292261 www.europacrashcentre.co.uk

PROCHECK

ELECTRICAL

Services we provide include:

Full & partial rewires

Periodic Inspections / Landlords Reports

Refurbishments

Fire Alarm testing / Repairs

Member no.

22370

119 Holmley Lane,

Dronfield S18 2HQ

info@procheckelectrical.com

For any electrical work

needed, call for a free quote:

07843 053584

07795 215853

01246 291404

For an appointment call:

01246 417919

07875 269721

Mobile Makeup Artist

and Hair Stylist

Ex Toni&Guy

Emmakeally@hotmail.co.uk

Dronfield Landscapes

Private & Commercial Contracts

Trees, Hedges, Fencing, Turfing, Lawns

Mowed, Paving, Garden Maintenance etc.

Seasoned Firewood Sales

Fully Insured, All work to BS3998

Waste carrier licence

Chris: 07976072785

Richard: 07789497104

richard.jbc@hotmail.co.uk

Hazelbarrow Farm, Norton, Sheffield S8 8BA

Jo Goddard Reflexology

Clinical Reflexologist

Do you suffer from DIGESTIVE

PROBLEMS; HORMONAL ISSUES or

ACHING JOINTS AND MUSCLES?

Reflexology could be your answer!

A safe, gentle treatment that helps to

balance the body and mind.

Mobile - 07930420776

Email - jojomirri@gmail.com

Every Monday at Dronfield Sport Centre 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Monthly cost: Jnrs £25, Adults £30 - Plus train at our other clubs for FREE

FIRST LESSON FREE. Join the pack, pop down on a training night,

call 07888 848 188 or visit www.okamijiujitsu.com


Professional, friendly and affordable

Repairs, fixing doors, curtain rails

All UPVC windows, doors, dry verge, fascias, soffitts

Fencing, driveways, walls, drainage, hedges/trees

Roof repairs, ridge tiles, felt roofs

Complete bathroom, plumbing, tiling, floors

Free estimates - All work guaranteed

Daytime

07966 577104

STEVE BAKER PARTNERS

High Quality Interior Painting

Tel: 01246 290772 - Mob: 077333 22564

email: mat.schofield@yahoo.co.uk

* All fencing handmade, supplied and fitted

* Hedges trimmed, reduced & removed

* Concrete & wooden fencing

FULLY INSURED.

ALL RUBBISH REMOVED.

ATTENTION TO

DETAIL IS OUR

SPECIALITY

Free Quotations

All Jobs Considered

MOB : 07939 411221



















Internal Joinery Specialist

Kitchens - Storage Solutions - Balustrading

Doors - Flooring - Skirting - Stud Work

All aspects of Joinery - No job too small!

NATHAN TAYLOR 07795 966240


We will

pay your excess

Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Specialists

Alloy Wheel Refurbishments

Scuffs/Dents Custom Paint and

Bodywork Accident Damage

Insurance Work

Courtesy Car Available

Call Andy on: 01246 291051

Unit 16, Callywhite Lane Industrial Estate,

Dronfield, S18 2XR.

Open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

10%

DISCOUNT

WHEN QUOTING

DRONFIELD

EYE

Are you looking to change or update

your home or business decoration?

If so then look no further than

AM Painting & Decorating

Friendly, reliable, quality service

Feature wall specials from £65

Multi-room discounts

Free quotations available

Contact Alex on

07827 966365/01246 917631

PEAK FENCING & SURFACING

www.peakfencingandsurfacing.co.uk

BESPOKE FENCING - SECURITY GATES

REAL GRASS TURF - ARTIFICIAL GRASS - STONE PAVING

LUSH

& GREEN

ALL YEAR

ROUND

0114 4186798 01246 470192

07507 271773 07787 192136

email peakfencingandsurfacing@gmx.co.uk

ARTIFICIAL GRASS

MAINTENANCE FREE

NO WEEDING

NO WATERING

NO CUTTING

FREE QUOTES

25YRS EXPERIENCE

WINTER SPECIAL

Tongue &

Groove Shed

£299! (delivered

& erected)

DRONFIELD FELT ROOFING

Built up felt roofing, garages, porches,

extensions etc.

All work guaranteed. FREE estimates.

Gutters cleaned, repaired, replaced.

Storm damage, insurance work, ridge tiles

replaced, slates and tiles replaced. NO VAT

Tel: O1246 412429 / 0114 2472476

Mobile: 07932612472

NIGEL’S HEDGE & CONIFER SERVICES

• HEDGES TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TOPPED • WEEDING

• SUPPLY & FIT FENCING

• REGULAR GRASS & GARDEN

MAINTENANCE

• OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE -

• NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

I highly recommend - very reasonable and very obliging!

John & Di Whitehead, Dronfield Woodhouse

Call Nigel or Gav on 07718 983155 for your free quote


Bradway

Plumbing

Services

SafeNet Alarms Ltd

Family Business - 20 years of Experience

From a garden tap to a full

kitchen or bathroom fitting

M - 07899 793657

T - 0114 2360117

No call out fee

No job too small

Free estimates

We Buy Houses Fast

Get a Cash Offer with 48 hours!

Any Price Range Divorce

- Any Condition Behind on payments

Suspended

Tired of being

Repossessions a landlord

a speciality

House in need

Inheritance

of repairs

Call 07718 407 100 or email your

circumstances to fasthousebuyers@yahoo.com

Stewart Elliott

Bodyworks

Specialists in:

• metallic & solid colour

merging • Repairs • Scratches

*FREE

ESTIMATES*

Unit 3, Bath Works, Mill Lane

Dronfield S18 2XL

T e l : 0 1 2 4 6 4 1 2 8 1 8

Lee Dickson

Plastering and

Painting Services

Free Quotations

Mob: 07917 445092

email: lennono1980@hotmail.co.uk


PRESTIGE CARPET

& UPHOLSTERY

CLEANING

www.prestige-cleaning.org

Email:prestigecleaning.org@gmail.com

Tel: 01246 277311 Mob: 07973 911404

WINTER SPECIAL OFFER

Have a carpet cleaned and get your

hall or stairs carpet cleaned for FREE

(Domestic only / terms & conditions apply) Fully insured

THE CLEANING SERVICE

BELLE CASA

9 Beautiful Homes & Offices 9

Professional cleaning & ironing

for only £11.25 per hour

(minimum of 2 hours per week).

We know how hard it can be to find

a dependable and honest cleaner,

which is where we can help.

01246 912032

www.bellecasa.uk

All of our cleaners are specially selected

and insured, and you will receive the

same cleaner each week.

Pro Plumb

Boiler Service £55

New Boilers , Heang

Local & Reliable, See our reviews

www.proplumb.info

205728

Genuine quotes beaten

01246 206010

DG TV & AERIAL SERVICES

TV, DAB AND FM AERIAL INSTALLATIONS

DIGITAL INSTALLATIONS AND REPAIRS

SATELLITE REPAIRS

FREESAT INSTALLATIONS

EXTRA TV POINTS

Qualified Engineer

10% OAP DISCOUNT - FREE CALL OUT

All Work Guaranteed, No VAT

CHANNELS MISSING? PICTURE BREAKING UP?

TEL: DARREN ON 01246 590756

MOB: 07785 568368

www.dgtvandaerials.co.uk

Dronfield’s No.1

Valley Airport Services

est.14 years

Now offering two eight-seater mini buses!

Dronfield’s largest airport service

Friendly - Reliable - Prompt

01246 291147

07958 370979

Start your holiday off with a smile!


PLEASE HELP FIND BELLE!

Belle was last

seen around

Northfield

School on

Falcon Road.

£100 REWARD!

Please call Kate on 07898 118120

Dale Montague

Electrical LTD

DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL

PAT TESTING • INSPECTION & TESTING • MAINTENANCE

Certified for Electrical Vehicle Charging Points

Part of the Government Grant Scheme

T 01246 453094

M 07891 217981

E Dalemontagueelectrical@outlook.com

www.DME-LTD.co.uk

VOLKSWAGEN, AUDI, SEAT & SKODA SPECIALISTS

FREE

COLLECTION

& DELIVERY

SERVICE

SERVICE, REPAIR & FULL DIAGNOSTICS

BY EX-MAIN DEALER TECHNICIANS

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

MOT TESTS

CAMBELTS FITTED

16 HUNTER PARK CALLYWHITE LANE

DRONFIELD S18 2XR 01246 292 756

FREE

ADVICE

&

QUOTES

NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

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NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

NEAR OR FAR, FULL VAN OR SINGLE ITEMS

Find me on : Dronfield MAN & VAN

MAN & VAN

LARGE OR SMALL, WE CARRY IT ALL! 24/7

Call Alan

07707 919 543

07707 919 543

email:

whitevancouriers@hotmail.co.uk

Web Site

www.manandvan.site

Prestige Driveways

Drives . Paths . Patios

Tarmac - Concrete - Block Paving

FREE Quotations - OAP discounts

Tel: 0800 858 9744 Mobile: 07758 307859

email: leechapp@hotmail.co.uk

Complete peace of mind with

low-cost monthly cover plans

Call freephone on 0800 08 555 18

www.FlameCare.co.uk

Flamecare (Homeplan) Ltd,

65-67 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 2AL

Full waxing service at a private and

tranquil garden retreat in Dore.

Specialising in female intimate waxing.

0114 3032550 Facebook.com/TheWaxPod

Piano/Keyboard~Guitar~Singing~Flute

Theory & GCSE Coaching

MUSIC TUITION

SOUTH - WEST SHEFFIELD

Experienced & enthusiastic tutors

All styles, all ages - beginners welcome

Exam work or just for fun!

Please contact:

KARIN FINNEY

0114 237 4901 ~ 07854 747153

notetokarin@hotmail.com


2 for 1

from £69

with single-vision lenses

to the same prescription

Free eye test voucher

Book online at specsavers.co.uk

Need a hearing check too? You can get one free in store

Norton St James Retail Park (Next to M&S Foodhall) Tel 0114 283 9731

Valid for one test on or before 31 March 2020. Present voucher at time of test. Cannot be exchanged for cash, or used with any other vouchers.

Excludes OCT scan. Excludes customers entitled to a free NHS-funded eye test. One per person, at named Specsavers stores only.

2for1: Cannot be used with any other offers. Second pair from the same price range or below, and to the same prescription. Both pairs include standard 1.5 single-vision lenses (or 1.6 for £169 Rimless ranges).

Varifocal/bifocal: pay for lenses in first pair only. Excludes SuperDrive, SuperDigital varifocals, and safety eyewear. Additional charge - Extra Options. SKU 30397873. ©2019 Specsavers.


THE NAME FOR QUALITY & VALUE FOR OVER 60 YEARS

709 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0SL

T: 0114 2555553

E: sales@pyramidcarpets.co.uk

W: www.pyramidcarpets.co.uk

NEW

DESIGN

FLOOR CENTRE

in store

. FREE ESTIMATES

. 48 HOUR FITTING

. FINANCE AVAILABLE

. OVER 800 ROLLS IN STOCK

. 1000S OF RUGS IN STOCK

. CONTRACT FLOORING

. LARGE FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

. OVER 60 YEARS EXPERIENCE

. MASSIVE REDUCTIONS ON ROLL STOCK

NO Open: OBLIGATION Mon, Tues, CHOOSE Thurs, Fri, AT Sat: HOME 8.30am SERVICE - 5.30pm

BOOK

Wed 8.30am

ONLINE

- 7.00pm,

OR CALL

Sun: 10.00am

0114 255

- 4.00pm

5553

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