The Derwent Valley Heritage Way was opened by the previous Duke of Devonshire in April 2003. A guidebook was published to coincide with the opening but has been out of print for several years now. This new edition has been updated and has new maps from Ordnance Survey at 1:2500 scale with photographs to support the text.
Bruce Swanwick's poem celebrates the joy of everyday things experienced on a walk through his local park.
For those of you who love pottery and would like to make more of it, a pottery collective is being set up in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
This will be a shared studio space where members can share equipment and skills. A few more potters are needed to make it viable though!
There is a meeting on Thursday 19 February in the Red Lion pub in Wirksworth at 7.30pm. If you would like to find out more about this exciting new venture, please go along to the meeting.
Lizzie Hobbs has recently published a book, which combines her artwork with the observation of patterns.
This month's poem by Jennifer Vaudin, Settling down with a good book, is very apt as it is National Libraries Day on Saturday 7th February. Jennifer moved to Matlock in September 2009. A move which prompted her to read some great books and poems inspired by the county - and to write this lovely poem.
The Village Shop in the middle of LITTON near Tideswell is open every day of the week. The shop itself was ‘made in Derbyshire’ in 1998 as a not-for-profit Community Shop and goes on being – successfully - ‘made in Derbyshire’!
Davis Derby is a world leader in the design and manufacture of forklift truck access control and fleet management systems, and continues to increase their US market potential.
Poem a Month is off to a great start with this poem submitted to the Literature Team at Derbyshire County Council by David Duncombe inspired by a common sight - walkers in the Derbyshire countryside.
Here is David's introduction to the poem: 'Walking in the Peak District on an autumn day I saw a couple, the woman leading, stepping neatly and he following, splashing in the mud. I let my imagination go with them on a circular walk.'
Nu Star Material Handling Ltd manufacture electric tugs, pushers and wheelbarrows and are based in Ednaston, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. They have launched a new electric powered wheelbarrow that they will showcase at the Ricoh Arena on 11-12 February at the Executive Hire Show in Coventry.
Read 'Made In Derbyshire', a poem written by Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Helen Mort during her residency 2013-2015.