It was great to attend the Glossop Round Table’s Charity Presentation evening once again.
The presentation evening took place at the Oakwood on Wednesday 23rd January and sees the proceeds from the 2018 Manor Park Bonfire distributed to a wide range of Glossopdale charities and organisation supporting a whole host of community initiatives.
The organisation that benefited from the bonfire this year are:
Glossop Mountain Rescue
Dinting Explorer Scouts
Glossop North End Juniors FC
Tintwistle Brass Band
Glossop Scout Network (Glossopdale Scouts)
Hollingworth Juniors FC
St Andrews School, Hadfield
Hadfield Community Garden (Hadfield and Padfield Heritage Trail)
Glossop Age Concern
Friends of Manor Park
Mr Carl Marshall, Oakwood appeal
The Bureau, from Mouselow Brewery
You can view pictures from the event on the slideslow below or at: https://www.gallery.anthonymckeown.photography/Glossop-Round-Table-Charity-Presentation-2019/
This evening (29th November) saw the Gamesley Christmas Market.
The market featured performances from Gamesley Community Primary School and St Margaret’s / All Saints Federation.
The market also had real reindeers, a range of stalls, face painting, a visit from santa, and the lighting of the community Christmas tree.
You can view pictures from the at
Earlier this year during the first week of August some events took place on Gamesley to celebrate 50 years since the estate part of Gamesley was built.
Although some elements of events to celebrate the anniversary had been some weeks in the making, there were two key events during a week of celebrations, one involving bingo, the other a rodeo bull.
The first of these events was a themed bingo night, with a singer and 60’s style drink including Cherry B’s, Babysham and Snowballs.
You can view photos from the event below:
Following on from that on the Wednesday was the usual ‘meet the neighbours’ event, which obviously this year was themed for celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Gamesley estate.
The event featured a live band, stalls, afternoon tea, rides and the all-important rodeo bull which was a favoured attraction from the previous year.
In addition to the event, there was a display of images and news paper clippings from across the years, along with a collection of videos, and a sound post containing voices from other the years on Gamesley.
You can see photos from the event below:
Town Hall Sessions : This year’s August Bank Holiday saw a new venture take place in Glossop.
Aimed at highlighting the work that the Glossopdale Trust is doing with the Bureau and High Peak Borough Council to restore and rejuvenate the Glossop Town Hall complex of buildings, it essentially saw the Bankswood Festival transferred to Norfolk Square with the addition of music at 7 other venues across Glossop and Old Glossop in the evenings.
Starting off on Friday there was music at 6 venues (Harvey Leonard, The Friendship, The Globe, The Oakwood, The Commercial and the Queens).
I was able to capture 3 of the venues on the Friday :
Gavin Barras at the Friendship Inn – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3AVb33
The Solid Air Band at The Globe Inn – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7pYTx6
George Borowski and MORA Music at The Oakwood Pub – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm35eaBv
Saturday saw the main stage take over Norfolk Square with a great line of acts.
First up The Regent Big Band – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3MRFDt
Daydream Hotel – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3E9uvS
Gorilla Riot – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7toGb2
Room Thirteen – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm37DZ3c
and finishing off the main stage for day 2 Glossop’s own The Trend – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3uYDc9
Whilst crowd shots for each band are included with the band shots, there some that don’t fit in – so there in people and other bits : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3T7iJ6
The evening of Day 2, saw music at 7 venues across Glossop and Old Glossop – I was able to capture proceedings at 5 of them.
Matt Williams performing as VNETO in Harvey Leonard’s Wine & Ale Tasters Glossop see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1Y6TCq
Quiet Loner in the Friendship Inn see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3vaFWA
Lauren Davidson in The Oakwood Pub see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3FGnFE
G.J. Armstrong in the Friendship Inn see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3FMfsG
Suede Apple in The Globe Inn see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uDLyp
Tony Auton in the Oakwood see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uK3FV
Eliza P Singer in the Glossop Labour Club see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7uVFrP
Day 3 on the main stage in Norfolk Square saw a little bit of everything :
Starting with the Whitfield Parish Church Service – more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3aJLMx
Next up was the League of Ladies WI Choir – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3Kjj4Q
Sophia Marshall – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3KnCmL
The cornelius crane – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3aRHPz
Rook and The Ravens – see more pictures at : https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3Trjqt
A great few days of local music, and quite a lot of folk taking an interest in the proposals for the Town Hall, now the interesting thing for next year – hopefully as well as a return to Bankswood, there is enough room to be able to extend things to include at least a day of the Town Hall sessions back in Norfolk Square.
There’s a selection of photos below, with links above to each of the band sessions – if you’re one of the bands and you want to use the photos – please get in touch
Armed forces day is an annual event seeking to recognise the contribution that the armed forces, there families and those organisation supporting our armed forces make.
In the High Peak, this year there was not a specific armed forces day event, but the council hosted a flag raising ceremony in Buxton and Glossop.
You can see pictures from the event event on Flickr by clicking here
Whilst we were there for the event, I met a David Marsden who’s Great Grandad – George Edwin Allen is remembered on the Glossop Cenotaph.
As you can see from the front page with my picture of David and the Mayor on, although his relative George had moved from the area to Blackburn where David resides – but due to his local connection he is only remembered on the Glossop Cenotaph, rather than his adopted home.
With the move and the tragic events in the David’s grandfathers family and life, he has never had contact with the Glossop side of his family, and as per the article if any of them are still about in Glossop, please get in touch and I’ll pass your details on.
Glossop and District Round Table 2017 Charity Presentation : It was great to once again cover the charity presentation evening of the Glossop and District Round Table, which also included a presentation from and on the work of the Glossop Mountain Rescue and the Buxton Air Cadets.
The event was another fine example of the work done by volunteers to improve and enhance our local area, with donations been made to the Glossop Mountain Rescue, Age Concern Glossop, Jericho Cafe, Crossroads a number of other organisations across the area.
If you’re a representative of one and the groups pictured and can make use of an ‘unbadged’ copy of one of the pictures, please get in touch
You can view pictures from the event below and more on Flickr at : https://flic.kr/s/aHskUQU3g5
Monday 13th February, was one of those occasions where the various hats combined in a good way, with a ceremony that took place in Glossop Cricket Club to induct Peter Matthews JP as a freeman of the borough of the High Peak.
The ceremony was the follow up to a motion at the council in October, which was proposed by the leader of the council and seconded by myself, to propose that Peter becomes a freeman of the borough.
Peter was first elected as a councillor to the Glossop Borough in 1964, and served as Mayor of Glossop in 1969.
Peter became a Magistrate in 1969, a role he held for over 36 years until his retirement, including been chair of combined High Peak bench, and upon his retirement in 2005 he was placed on the supplementary list of magistrates and retains the title of Justice of the Peace.
In 2007 he became an independent member of the Council’s standards committee, becoming chair of it in 2008 – a role he held until the change of the 2011 local government act which created the role of the Independent Person, a role he continues to hold to this day using his experience to guide the council’s standards committee.
The event fitted nicely into the theme / feel from the weekend which had been all about local democracy, and Peter been a prime example of the public / civic service and involvement that we need to encourage more of.
There’s a few photos from the event below, with more at : https://flic.kr/s/aHskNW3v79
Last weekend (10th / 11th February), I once again had the opportunity to both attend of cover Notwestminster.
Notwestminster is a great weekend of talking, listening and learning on issues around local democracy, held at the excellent Media Centre in Huddersfield.
It starts off with a day of local democracy experiments on the Friday, followed later on by an evening of education and entertainment with Notwesmtinster PechaKucha, and then the main event of workshops, lighting talks and the ideas bazar on the Saturday.
PechaKucha, if you’ve never heard of it, is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images for 20 seconds each, with the presenter talking along as the slides advance automatically. Last Friday’s presentations themed to tie into Notwestminster, covered the history of local authorities, community information, using digital in local planning and more, not quite as unusual as one of last years offerings which looked at the missing parts of the Godfather trilogy.
I’m also showing a little bit of vanity with some of the feedback from the event as below :
Thursday 1st December saw this years Gamesley Celebration of Achievement 2016, an event that I’m always happy to cover, as it is about highlighting the work of locals who are working to improve there local community.
This year’s event was attended by Cllr Anne Western the leader of Derbyshire County Council, and along with the range of local community awards, featured a special presentation to current local county councillor Dave Wilcox, who is retiring after many years of service to the local community.
You can view pictures from the event below or on Flickr : https://flic.kr/s/aHskHQFbhB