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General Discussion / Re: Express Dairies (Northern) Ltd
« on: Today at 08:58:36 PM »
I have messaged the person GeeBee  ;)

Politics / Re: WRAG to be demolished
« on: Today at 08:34:50 PM »
We will see what happens next week 8th July I think.

Part of the Ogston Hall estate was lost when they put in the reservoir.

Is there any chance Wolley is now changed to Woolley Moor?

Just found this in Wikipedia

The River Amber valley was flooded in 1958 and completely submerged farmland, roads and part of the Ashover Light Railway. The Ogston Reservoir also destroyed most of the village of Woolley, including the Woolley House Hydro, the village store, the blacksmiths, the joiners, the laundry, the sheep-dip and Napoleons Home, the local public house. The Woolley villagers were relocated into council houses built in another local hamlet, Badger Lane, which eventually became known as the village of Woolley on the Moor, and subsequently became the present village of Woolley Moor, although on the 1891 census, many people living in Shirland, Stonebroom & Stretton are shown to have been born at Wooley Moor, as well as at Woolley. This suggests that a village of that name existed long before the flooding of the valley. Over the years Woolley Moor has had a number of shops and a post office although these have been transformed into normal houses since the 1980s. There was also another public house named 'The New Napoleon' which closed for good after a period of uncertainty in the late noughties.


I'm thinking of Woolley Moor, we used to go to the White Horse pub a few years ago, it used to be a lovely meal and very popular, not been for a long time so can't comment on it now.

See below

The present village of Woolley Moor, is dominated and has been influenced by the construction of Ogston Reservoir in 1958. It is situated close to the Derbyshire Peak District and just a few miles from Chesterfield, Alfreton, Clay Cross and Matlock. It is a village that is immediately attractive to visitors and we hope you will explore it with us, enjoying not only its present attractions but also its fascinating history.

The original Woolley Moor Trail was a circular local history walk created in 2003 by Stretton Handley C of E Primary School. You can still follow the original trail by using the information below. The Trail was updated as an audio tour in 2010 through the NE Derbyshire’s Hidden Gems project. The slightly modified route, marked by numbered plaques bearing the new school logo, draws upon the original trail written by Mrs H T Badhams as well as including additional information and interviews with members of the community. You can find further information and download a map for the trail on the Hidden Gems web site. There are also laminated maps available in a box outside the school (please return these after your walk).

The Original Woolley Moor Trail

(Written by a previous Head Teacher of the school, Mrs H T Badhams)

Our trail was marked with posts bearing the Stretton Handley School logo “The Grebe”, which also marked points of particular interest. We hope you will be encouraged to research to extend your knowledge and create activities from the information we have given you. Schools can use our trail to cover Attainment Targets in many curriculum areas at different levels. Most of the information we give you is from the local residents upon whose memories we have drawn.
Woolley Moor Trail map

Some of our trail is along narrow lanes which have sharp bends and no pavements. Remember to face the on coming traffic and to keep children and animals under control. You are also advised to dress sensibly for all weathers and wear strong footwear.The sections of the trail that lead from the A61 across Handley Fields Farm and Well Lane could prove difficult for elderly or infirm walkers or people with push chairs. They are also very muddy in wet weather. In both cases you can enjoy the trail by using the road.

The one and a half mile circular trail begins and ends in front of the school situated off Beresford Lane in the heart of the village. You can navigate the Trail online by clicking an area of interest on the map below or take a tour of the whole trail by clicking on the grebe logo at the bottom of each page.

History of Woolley Moor

Theories exist as to the origin of the name Woolley Moor. Some say it comes from tufts of sheep wool caught on the brambles on the moor. Others say it comes from the Old English words ‘wul au leah’ meaning wolves clearing!

The village has existed since medieval times but the present village of Woolley Moor is very different from the one that existed before the construction of Ogston Reservoir in 1958. At present it takes in the hamlets of Handley, Woolley Moor and Woolley, consisting of about 140 dwellings in total. Most of the original Woolley was demolished to make the reservoir. Woolley Moor used to be towards the bottom of Temperance Hill; and the present village was known as Badger Lane extending from the Toll House to the White Horse Inn.

The small community of Badger Lane stayed virtually the same until 1945-50. The road towards Stretton had been made wider in the late 30′s, renamed Ashover New Road and properties built along it. When Ogston Reservoir was built people from the village of Woolley were rehoused in council property on Badger Lane and in consequence Badger Lane and Woolley with Woolley Moor became one community known as Woolley Moor.

Fun Stuff / Old people and technology!!
« on: Today at 05:15:10 PM »

Life just gets better as you get older, doesn't it.

I was in a Coffee Club recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realized that I  desperately needed to break wind. The place was packed but the music was really loud so to get relief and reduce embarrassment I timed my farts to the beat of the music. After a couple of songs I started to feel much better. I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me. I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my Ipod.


This is what happens when old people start using technology!


During my 20 years young people were introduced to an adult Social worker at 17 yrs old, also youth workers became involved.

  note : not all Y/P leave the foster carers some stayed on under the adult section.

When children are taken into the care system some are very traumatised by their previous lives, not all can be helped to recover from this trauma but help has always been available.

This was to help the Y/P come to terms with previous trauma and prepare them for leaving care, this work is done by Foster carers, Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Some cannot live within a family because of this trauma so unfortunately will move to residential homes, although Derbyshire has tried very hard to move away from residential homes and specialist foster carers were recruited to look after those in this group.

On reaching 18 years old if the Y/P is to move to independence they are helped to find a flat or bedsit, there is generally a youth worker still involved to assist with any problems.

Unfortunately not all Y/P are able to take/follow advice on house keeping etc and often find themselves in debt.

Some will turn to drink or drugs to blot out their previous lives and also their current lives which are still in turmoil.

They will 'lose' themselves and live rough.

This is fact!

General Discussion / Re: Express Dairies (Northern) Ltd
« on: Today at 04:08:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum GeeBee  :)

I have a mate not sure if he worked for northern dairies or co-op but will check.

Politics / WRAG to be demolished
« on: Today at 12:35:12 PM »
The Work related Activity Group is likely to be shut down and all claimants to have the same money as Job Seekers Allowance.
This has long been in the pipeline but Tories would never admit it!

Listening the the BBC news it is being folded - to stop people trying to get into this group instead of on Job Seekers and to encourage people to look for work.

The people in this group were originally put into the group after assessment with a view that they couldn't hold down a full time job but maybe could do some part time work to help to top up their benefits.

Sounds like the Gov are now saying the assessments were wrong????

Fun Stuff / Careful what you say chaps
« on: Today at 11:09:04 AM »
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Chesterfield Discussion / New plans for community transport
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:53:47 AM »
I know we have one or two bus drivers who post on here and would welcome your thoughts on the proposed below

If the funding stops for active travel it will be really hard for those needing regular hospital appointments.

I don't think the increase of £2 to £3 fare for door to door shopping service is bad at all though, but would the once a week for each village etc be less than it is now?

Local residents are to be asked their views on new proposals for the county's 'shopping' buses.

We must make cuts of £157m by 2018, which means community transport services must be reviewed.

Dial-a-Bus services (DAB) − better known as shopping buses − are currently provided by Derbyshire's six community transport schemes. They are for people who are unable to use mainstream public transport because of mobility difficulties or because they live in rural areas where bus services are limited.

Currently, depending on where passengers live, they may have several trips a week to different shopping destinations which may be to a town centre or supermarket.

We also support community transport organisations to run aCTive travel journeys for individuals needing to get to GP surgeries, hospital, clinics and other healthcare appointments.

Last year we had proposed to withdraw all funding from April 2016 − a total of £1.4m - for DAB and aCTive travel services.

But following feedback from a survey carried out last year which identified shopping journeys as the most important to community transport users, we have revised our proposals.

Now councillors will be asked to approve consultation on the new plans at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 7 July 2015.

The new proposals are that:

Every community, town or village, will get a weekly bookable, door-to-door service to a nearby town centre or supermarket. This may be different to the current service, for example it may run on a different day, at a different time or by a different operator.
The flat-rate return fare of £2 for Gold Card holders could increase to £3.

Our funding for aCTive travel be withdrawn meaning passengers could have to pay more for their journeys or the service may stop unless other financial support is found.
Councillor Dean Collins, cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said:

"In putting forward these proposals we took into account what passengers told us in an earlier survey and the most used services, by, were for shopping trips.

"We listened to what people told us and in line with this we are proposing that every community in the county will continue to benefit from at least one service a week to a nearby shopping destination."

"However no decisions have yet been made and the future of shopping bus services and other community transport services will only be determined once the outcome of this latest consultation is known."

The eight-week consultation will start in July. The questionnaire will be available online and through Derbyshire libraries and community transport groups.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat Wave coming
« on: July 01, 2015, 08:38:56 AM »
I think peach would suit you Pete  ::)

It does fly - he wore it at the local history meeting - with flip flops  ;)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat Wave coming
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:04:49 PM »
Did my early school runs. Got on that rank about 9.30am, picked a customer up at 11.00am which was actually a booking from Hidden Hearing across the road. Did that job, covered another booking, then got back on the rank at 1.30pm. Did a job to Grangewood at 3.00pm, then drove to Eckington for the return on my school run.

Then I went home. Scorchio day  (y)  :-X

What was the registered temp in your taxi Fly? Not been in the car today.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat Wave coming
« on: June 30, 2015, 08:03:06 PM »
I think I saw your young 'un in town today on Packers Row OC.

She has been into Chesterfield Pete - got a peach summer dress on today?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat Wave coming
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:39:27 PM »
Yes I am R W.
Not really done too much today, sat in the garden for just over an hour this morning and then again later this afternoon, in between I sat in the shade.
Daughter came for a couple of hours and I walked back down the village with her - boy was it Hot!!
The heat was jumping up off the pavement to meet my face.
Not many people around.

Tomorrow - we are on a weather alert for possible flash flooding and lightening.
Can't say our weather is dull!!

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Fence Panels
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:36:21 AM »
They look a similar colour to ours on the back fly, the base is like handy's. We like the concrete base, just have to replace a panel when needed then - and the whole lot doesn't get blown down in high winds.

Have to say I rather like the ones handy has, if we ever need a complete set I would choose those  (y)

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