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
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
Delilah (known as Dellie) Boswell was born in Wheldon, Northants, in 1800, a member of the well-known Boswell gypsy family.
The family were allowed to camp in Calke Park – a rare privilege at a time when the Calke Abbey Estate was a very private place – and were welcome visitors to the Abbey.Read more
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make to secure their future. St Wystan’s is a non-selective school that prides itself on its reputation for producing happy, successful children. Each individual in our school community is extremely special to us and we continually strive to create a varied and stimulating environment for boys and girls aged 2½ to 11, so they can develop, be happy and ﬂourish.Read more
Patsy Rayner‘s son went to Japan while a student nineteen years ago and this led to him making his home there. As a consequence Patsy is now very familiar with the Japanese way of life. She has made a study of Japanese gardens and Ticknall Garden Club were treated to the results of this in a fascinating talk at their July meeting.Read more
There are over 30 known pottery sites in the Ticknall area. Excavations have produced 13th century Coal Measures White Wares on production sites.
Documents from 1328 refer to “le cleyputs” and in the late 1200s Henricus ad Furnum (Henry at the oven) is named. It is probably a pot oven.Read more
Jeff Bates made a welcome return to Ticknall Garden Club for their April meeting. He gave a guided tour of seven of his favourite English gardens. He illustrated his choice with his own stunning photographs taken on location.Read more
Philip Aubury was director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for many years so it was no surprise to find that he was exactly the right person to talk to Ticknall Garden Club about the care of houseplants at their February meeting.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
There was no doubting the subject of Ticknall Garden Club’s talk on November 14th when Stan Griffin and Vicky Newman arrived both resplendent in matching waistcoats and jackets covered in cacti.Read more