The poor condition of the public toilets in Ticknall has been highlighted by a regular visitor who decided to write to Ticknall Life about the problem. In his message to Ticknall Life, David Redfern describes the state of the toilets in stark terms. He tells usRead more
Where did those ten years go? It seems like only yesterday that a share of the Scarecrow Trail proceeds helped us to launch our rather grand sounding Ticknall Luncheon Club. But here we were, ten years after that first lunch on 16 September 2008, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Lunch Club.Read more
Ticknall has always had poor mobile coverage and, of late, it seems to be getting worse. In 2016 an application for a mast at Woodside Farm was granted which led us to believe that we were, at last, going to see an improvement. Sadly, this has not materialised and we learn that this application is not going forward.Read more
Ticknall CC cricketer Tom Kent-Smith first picked up a cricket bat at the age of five and now plays both junior and senior cricket at Ticknall. He also represented Derbyshire County Cricket since he was nine where he is a Batsman/Bowler. Tom says “Ticknall CC is a friendly family club and has given me excellent coaching and opportunities since I’ve been there.”Read more
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Residents, schools and community groups are being invited to apply for free trees. Yes, you read that right – FREE TREES. South Derbyshire District Council is giving away over 1,000 free trees for the 16th consecutive year to help the area to bloom in the heart of The National Forest.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
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
Local resident Jeff Collett offered to repaint the red telephone box on High Street. The box is owned by the Heartbeat Trust, whose permission was sought and they were pleased to help. They contacted David Beckford of Pronto Paints who very kindly offered to provide the paint required.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