Bakewell News


Free Parking for Bakewell Show Visitors

posted Jun 18, 2017, 11:54 PM by Whatson Bakewell

This year The Bakewell Show will start with the Equestrian Day on Tuesday the 1st August with the show days Wednesday & Thursday 2nd & 3rd August 2017.









Bakewell team unveils well-dressing at RHS Chatsworth

posted Jun 8, 2017, 12:27 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

BURTON Closes Hall Care Home and Bakewell AJ Welldressing have unveiled their well-dressing at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

More than 90,000 people are expected to attend the five-day event, which takes place from 7th to 11th June.

The Bakewell team is one of only five to showcase their well-dressing skills at the first ever RHS Well Dressing Competition.

The design focuses on one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings, Burton Closes Hall, which is now a care home operated by the Hill Care Group.

Carl J D Fisher, home manager at Burton Closes Hall, said: “We’re delighted to unveil the stunning design from the AJ Welldressing team at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

“The well-dressing has already attracted a lot of attention, including from the Duke of Devonshire and President of the RHS Sir Nicholas Bacon, who have all been impressed with the attention to detail and craftsmanship. 

“Burton Closes Hall is a beautiful building with a great deal of history and is a worthy centerpiece for the design. Our elderly residents are absolutely thrilled to know their care home is featuring in such a prestigious competition.”

Burton Closes Hall was built in 1848 and has retained the majority of its original features. Architect Augustus Pugin, known for designing the interior of the Palace of Westminster, incorporated many of his gothic revival stylings into the building.

The well-dressing design is the creation of Sue Hudson who has continued the tradition of Bakewell well-dressings along with sister, Christine Barks, following its revival by their father and horticulturalist A. J. Goudie in 1967.

Marking the golden anniversary of the town’s well-dressing revival, Sue and Christine lead a team of local volunteers in their creation for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The sisters follow in their father’s footsteps, who was passionate about the tradition of well-dressing, using it to put Bakewell on the map and help bring tourists to the town.

In 1977, A. J. Goudie presented a well-dressing at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, honouring the Queen on her Silver Jubilee, and winning The Lindley Medal for Outstanding Beauty.

Two years later, he returned to the Chelsea Flower Show with the support of the then Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who offered a gold-leaf frame and use of the Chatsworth House gardens.

A. J. Goudie won The Banksian Medal and the success lead to a yearly well-dressing in Bakewell’s Bath Gardens, a tradition continued by his daughters today.

Tickets to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show can be purchased at rhs.org.uk/flowershows.












A Celebration the Amazing Songs of Elton John & Billy Joel.

posted Jun 2, 2017, 11:46 AM by Whatson Bakewell

Singer songwriter John Reilly, voice of Boy on a Dolphin and Acoustic Angels, together with Canadian pianist Lewis Nitikman celebrate the amazing songs of Elton John & Billy Joel. A unique evening of live music. Medway Centre Bakewell 

Sunday 6th August 7.00pm. 

Tickets £10 from the venue (01629 813638) or on-line at www.artmusicltd.com or phone/text 07918 556552

THE THREE INCH FOOLS present ROMEO & JULIET

posted Jun 2, 2017, 11:42 AM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 11:42 AM ]

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous story of whirlwind romance and bitter tragedy.

This summer, The Three Inch Fools take to the road for the third year running, touring their brand new productions of Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet. The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays.

The Fools perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting - to date, they have performed at castles, stately homes, gardens, churches, market places, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world's a stage!

VENUE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Three Inch Fools will be performing Romeo & Juliet at All Saints Church, Bakewell, on 21st June at 7:00 pm. This performance is an indoor performance. Audience are invited to bring picnics from 6:00 pm.

GENERAL INFORMATION
This summer, The Three Inch Fools are performing 68 times at over 60 venues across the UK, including National Trust and English Heritage properties, cathedrals, churches, village greens, castles and many other places besides. You can find full details of their UK Summer Tour schedule on their website (www.threeinchfools.com).


The Fools can be found on various social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook): @threeinchfools

For tickets and further information please contact James Hyde: threeinchfool@gmail.com / 07714 028770

For marketing and press enquiries please contact Izzie Price: threeinchmarketing@gmail.com / 07531 113010


Bakewell Town Hall Paranormal Investigation

posted Apr 21, 2017, 9:58 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 9:59 PM ]

Brave ghost hunters have been snapping up the chance to take part in a paranormal investigation in one of Bakewell’s most iconic buildings.

Bakewell Town Hall has a long history, with many stories of weird and wonderful happenings.

Now, paranormal investigators are to return to the building after capturing what they believe was strong evidence of the afterlife.

And members of the public have been eager to take the chance to join them, with just a few tickets remaining for the overnight investigation.

Paranormal Friends first investigated the building in December and gathered lots of evidence, including glass divination, table tipping and there even appeared to be a partial apparition emanating from the table which was captured on camera.

Co-founder of the midlands based team, Christopher Morris said, “I've taken possibly thousands of similar images and never have I seen such an anomaly before.

“The team just can’t wait to make our return visit.

“Bakewell was such an intriguing and active location and we are delighted to be coming back.

“Lots of people are joining us again too, but there is still chance for a few more people to come along and see what we might discover this time.”

Military and naval connections and strange noises are just some of the reported links between Bakewell Town Hall and the paranormal world.

Members of staff have heard noises in parts of the building and mediums have sensed the connections with armed forces.

The investigation takes place on Saturday, May 6, with the team having access to all the public areas of the building.

Investigators will use a combination of spiritual and scientific methods of investigation including Victorian style séances, table tipping, glass divination and K2 meters.

The last few tickets for the ghost hunt, which runs from 8pm to 1am, cost £25 which includes light refreshments.

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.paranormalfriends.co.uk/book or join the Facebook group by searching Paranormal Friends.

Doggy Dancing at the Old House Museum

posted Apr 7, 2017, 10:02 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 10:03 PM ]

Heelwork to Music – Dancing Duo Success

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Bakewell Museum are delighted to announce a very special event. Local, Derbyshire Duo, Karen Sykes and Kath Hardman are absolute masters in the world of canine training of Heelwork to Music – HTM – doggy dancing.  They have perfected their incredible training skills over a number of years.  Winners at Crufts, European and World championships the duo are also international judges and teachers.  Their training techniques have travelled as far as Australia, Japan. Russia and Israel.

Anita Spencer manager at the Old House said “ We are so excited to have Karen and Kath here with us on the 22nd.  Their audience can expect an absolute masterclass and a chance to have-a-go plus a dancing demo if the weather is kind to us.  A real family event”

The performance is FREE of charge but tickets are restricted due to space so please contact the museum to reserve seats on 01629 813642.  There are two sesions at 12noon and 2pm.

Anita said “ Kath and Karen are heading to the European championships this summer and we will be passing a donation bucket around to help them get there”.

Bakewell Secures Place at RHS Well Dressing Competition

posted Apr 1, 2017, 9:44 PM by Whatson Bakewell

BURTON Closes Hall Care Home and Bakewell AJ Welldressing have been selected to participate in the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The team is one of only five to showcase their well-dressing skills at the prestigious event – the first ever RHS Well Dressing Competition – when visitors will be able to vote for their favourite design.

More than 62,000 tickets have already been sold for the Show, which takes place from 7th to 11th June, when the Bakewell team’s A.J. well-dressing will be on display.

The design focuses on one of Bakewell’s oldest buildings, Burton Closes Hall, which now operates as a care home.

Carl J D Fisher, home manager at Burton Closes Hall, said: “We’re delighted to be chosen along with A.J. Welldressing team to display at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Well Dressing Competition.

“Burton Closes Hall is a beautiful building with a great deal of history and worthy as the centerpiece for a magnificent well-dressing design by the talented and passionate Sue Hudson of Bakewell AJ Welldressing team. 

“Our residents are absolutely thrilled to know their care home will be featured in such a prestigious competition. We can’t wait to see the final design in full bloom in June.”

Burton Closes Hall was built in 1848 and has retained the majority of its original features. Architect Augustus Pugin, known for designing the interior of the Palace of Westminster, incorporated many of his gothic revival stylings into the building.

The well-dressing design is the creation of Sue Hudson who has continued the tradition of Bakewell well-dressings along with sister, Christine Barks, following its revival by their father and horticulturalist A. J. Goudie in 1967.

Marking the golden anniversary of the town’s well-dressing revival, Sue and Christine will lead a team of local volunteers in their creation for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

The sisters are following in their father’s footsteps, who was passionate about the tradition of well-dressing, using it to put Bakewell on the map and help bring tourists to the town.

In 1977, A. J. Goudie presented a well-dressing at the RHS Royal Chelsea Flower Show, honouring the Queen on her Silver Jubilee, and winning The Lindley Medal for Outstanding Beauty.

Two years later, he returned to the Chelsea Flower Show with the support of the then Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, who offered a gold-leaf frame and use of the Chatsworth House gardens.

A. J. Goudie won The Banksian Medal and the success lead to a yearly well-dressing in Bakewell’s Bath Gardens, a tradition continued by his daughters today.

Tickets to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show can be bought at rhs.org.uk/flowershows




Star Baker to Appear at Bakewell's 6th Food Festival

posted Jan 24, 2017, 3:02 AM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 3:18 AM ]

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April, the beautiful, historic market town of Bakewell, will again be celebrating the wealth of local produce and its excellence in the rural areas of the UK. This Peak District town will feature over 50 food and drink related stalls and there will be a tempting 'tasting trail' to help you explore the streets and all that's on offer.

Exciting news for this year is that Bakewell based Hartington School of food will feature Great British Bake Off's 'star' baker, Howard Middleton , who will be demonstrating his cookery and baking skills all day Sunday. He will be baking madeleines and stilton and walnut biscuits as well as taking part in a Q&A session about Bake Off and signing copies of his Gluten Free Baking Book.

Bakewell's wealth of shops, pubs and cafes will be open as normal, plus on the Saturday the regular Farmers Market will also take place in the Agricultural Centre.




Propose at The Lovelock Bridge

posted Dec 16, 2016, 9:53 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 9:53 PM ]

According to the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Official Travel Blog,the Lovelock Bridge at Bakewell has been noted as one of the top 10 Places to propose in Derbyshire & the Peak District.

Read more here

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend in Pictures

posted Nov 26, 2016, 12:40 PM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 10:38 AM ]

Bakewell made up from the bad publicity of last week to show how it can really put on a Christmas market. Here are some pictures from today.










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