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Warning: There has been a spate of burglaries in Duffield over the past few weeks. Houses and sheds have been targeted during daytime. Make sure your buildings are fully secure.
Milford School Head celebrates first year
Paula Fox talks about her first year as Headteacher at Milford Primary – ‘Very busy but successful and rewarding.’ Click here for more.
Holly Bush named Pub of the Year 2015
Derby Telegraph’s ‘Beerhunter’ Colston Crawford has named the Holly Bush as his Pub of the Year, applauding it as ‘a magnificent pub in many ways.’ Read more here
What’s happening at the Strutt Arms?
Nothing is happening at the Strutt Arms which is why our webmaster has been quizzed by so many people asking why, not surprisingly as the site was not only sold but also workmen turned up (even a crane appeared for a day or two) before, after a few months, all went quiet. Here is what we know: the business which bought the site is intending to turn it into a carvery-style diner but had to divert attention to a much more pressing development elsewhere. Once that development is complete, work on the Strutt Arms will recommence.
What’s been going on with our chimney?
You may have noticed that some work had been going on at the top of the mill chimney. Apparently, the steeplejacks were strengthening the chimney and making it more stable. They had been seen, for example, replacing the bolts in the strengthening bands around the chimney. The Derby Telegraph ran a short piece on the chimney work but nothing was revealed as the developers Clowes were ‘unavailable for comment.’
To see more photos by Ashley, click here
Concern over Belper Mill
You only have to look at the photo above, taken by our webmaster in the summer of 2015, to see that Belper’s East Mill is degenerating. A BBC East Midlands TV Inside Out programme highlights the plight of the mill. Click here: BBC TV Inside Out – Belper East Mill to view the programme. The feature on the mill is just over 20 minutes in.
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