Dame Catherine Arts is marking its 25th year with a celebration of contemporary art in its summer painting exhibition at Ticknall, Derbyshire, this August Bank Holiday. Discovering great art is not difficult with over 1000 original pieces in its extensive gallery, an impressive display of work from around 180 talented professional and amateur artists.Read more
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Ticknall’s name was derived from its landscape setting and land use. The first syllable ‘tic’ reflects the pastoral economy of the time, showing that it was grazed by goats. There were still goatherds in the area in the 16th century. The second syllable is ‘halh’ (Saxon) = a nook or hollow of land, the village being tucked into a slight dip in the landscape.Read more
If you are wondering who are your elected representatives here in Ticknall, then this is the page you need. The Register of Interests of Councillors can be viewed and individual documents downloaded via the Documents link on the main menu.Read more
Scoff and Shop is a new catering concept in the heart of the community and with the community at it’s heart.
We pride ourselves on our friendly service and go out of our way to make our customers feel welcome and appreciated.Read more
The Thringstone Fault crosses the parish of Ticknall from east to west, separating the Coal Measures clays to the south from the upthrust Carboniferous Limestone to the north. Other outliers of limestone occur at Calke, Dimminsdale, Breedon and Cloud Hill, but otherwise limestone is fairly rare in the area.Read more
Councillor Michael Stanton has been named Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council for the second successive year. The Ticknall resident was given the prestigious honour at the Civic Council meeting at Swadlincote Town Hall on Thursday, May 24.Read more
This week we received the message below from Neighbourhood Watch concerning a high-tech but quick and simple method used in car theft. If you own a modern car that identifies the presence of your keys by radio, you may be vulnerable. The surveillance video of a real theft shows how easy it is for thieves to take your car.Read more
On 19 December Ticknall Lunch Club got together for the last time in 2017. Mary Magson and her wonderful team of volunteers catered for all tastes by laying on a great meal in the form of a hot buffet.Read more
The Cruiser HMS Neptune sank with the loss of 764 officers and men on the night of 19 December 1941. Just one man was rescued by an Italian torpedo boat, after 5 days in the water. Among those missing presumed dead was John Olivers brother, 20 year old Thomas Oliver. The boat went down as John was preparing to celebrate his birthday on 20 December.Read more
Parish Councils were created in 1894 to protect the interests of rural communities. Ticknall Parish Council had its first meeting on 4 December 1894, in the Parochial Schoolroom in Tickenhall, as Ticknall was then known.Read more
Sometime between 8pm and 10.20pm on Monday, 20 February a house in Ticknall, near to Main Street was broken into.
A black BMW 520 was stolen and was later found abandoned on the roundabout near to Tesco’s at Ashby-De-La-Zouch at 12.30am on Friday, February 24.Read more
It’s always a great pleasure to be invited to join friends for lunch, especially if it’s at somewhere unusual where you have never had lunch before. Then, when you look around and see lots of your old friends are also there and there’s the chance to catch up on what’s happening – that’s especially heartwarming.Read more