Repton Village History Group are hosting a small Viking incursion – the first since that time in 874AD when they left the place a bit of a mess. Then, they used St Wystan’s as a fortified gateway in a defensive ditch, destroyed the Benedictine Monastery and exiled King Burgred.Read more
A fun-filled weekend of free entertainment awaits later this month when spellbinding stunt shows, exciting fairground rides, appetising food and rhythmic music will come to life at South Derbyshire District Council’s Festival of Leisure.Read more
St Peter’s Church, Netherseal will be holding a series of events to celebrate St Peter’s Festival, one of which will be an illustrated talk by Matthew Morris on the finding of the remains of Richard III in Leicester.Read more
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
I have collected a considerable amount of local source material which may be useful to anyone engaged in genealogical research.
The following records can be name searched and the results emailed back in Microsoft Word format:-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
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
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
William Dexter was born in 1818 in Melbourne, Derbyshire, to parents William Bull Dexter of Shepshed and Jane Smedley of Melbourne. William and Jane were married in Melbourne Parish Church on 4 March 1811. Jane’s parents John Smedley and Mary Toone are buried in Melbourne Baptist cemetery.Read more
If you want clear and helpful advice on growing and pruning climbers then you cannot do better than listen to Jeff Bates. This is what an attentive audience did at the Ticknall Garden Club meeting on January 10th. After many years’ experience as a lecturer in horticulture his advice is always practical and down to earth.Read more