Tansley Village

Recent Events

You are welcome to contact me with photos and/or a report of a recent event in Tansley for inclusion here

Please Y'Self Skiffle Band show
9th March 2013 in Tansley Village Hall

See a short video here.

[photos: Chris Knightley]

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Lament's 'A Taste of Latin' show
November 2012 in Tansley Village Hall

[photos: Chris Knightley]

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Wednesday 30th May 2012 - Brownies' Jubilee Party held in the Community Hall

The Brownies had an evening of royal-themed party games followed by party food. The party ended with the parents joining the group for tea, cake and a game of Jubilee bingo. Each Brownie was presented with a commemorative Jubilee medal and a Jubilee Brownie badge. [Source: Emma Lewin]

Here are some photos kindly provided by Emma Lewin.


Monday 4th June 2012 - Diamond Jubilee Celebration Picnic at Tansley Fete Field

Thanks go to Jane Andrews and Sarah Gordon for organising this very popular celebration on what turned out to be one of the best days for weather over the weekend

Here are some photos kindly provided by Geoff Crapper.


Tansley Players - Touch and Go - 26th-28th April 2012 in Tansley Village Hall

See a great review by the Derbyshire Times here.

The Old Dance School
25th February 2012 in Tansley Village Hall

See a short video here.

[photos: Chris Knightley]

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Kel Elliott and her band
22nd October 2011 in Tansley Village Hall

See a comprehensive write-up here and a short video here.

[photos: Chris Knightley]

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Book sale and art exhibition in Tansley Church 29th August 2011


The event raised 156 for church funds. [photos: Kevin McKay]

Tansley Players' pantomine Cinderella
9-12th February 2011 in Tansley Village Hall

See a comprehensive write-up and another photo in the online Derbyshire Times.

The Finale on the opening night   [photo: Chris Knightley]
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Santa came to Tansley - Tuesday 21st December 2010

Santa in his sleigh pulled by four 'reindeer' toured a cold Tansley, thanks to Sarah and Neil Green and family and friends from Peak Vale Tractor Pulling Club as well as two helpers from the Village Hall Committee.

A licensed street collection was made raising 193 to be shared between Tansley Primary School and Tansley Village Hall Restoration Fund.

See a slideshow (on a Picasa web album) here.
Slide show controls are at the bottom. Press F11 for full screen.
[Photos by Chris Knightley]

Walkers at Dethick, with Lea beyond

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Church commemorative walk to Crich - Saturday 11th September 2010

A small group of walkers (see photo on the left) set off at 10am for Crich Church, visiting Dethick and Holloway churches on the way and Holloway Methodist church on return, getting back to Tansley mid afternoon. It was a very enjoyable walk on a warm, fairly sunny day. The walk commemorated the frequent walks to the parish's church at Crich made before Tansley church was consecrated 170 years ago.

In the photo from left to right are: Chris Windle, Dill (the Labrador), Russell and Sarah Lane, Christine, Geoff Crapper, Bob Ball, John Paulson and Richard Reade. Chris Knightley is behind the camera.

You can also see a short photo slide-show (on Picasa Web Albums) here. Once opened (in a new window), you can press F11 to view full-screen.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored the group and/or individual walkers.

Well-dressing 2010 - held from Saturday 10th July to Wednesday 14th July

See pictures and information about Tansley's well-dressing for 2010 here.

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Results of the Scarecrow competition 2010,
announced 19th June at the Summer Fete

[Report received from Emma Hrubiak, with thanks]

There are 15 scarecrows in and around the village – why not have a stroll and take a look at the wonderful creativity! Here is a link to the map showing the scarecrow locations and competition entry form.

Although the number of entries this year has been a little disappointing, 15 when before we have had 30 or more, the standard is extremely high. The three local judges, artist Polly Morten, sculptor Stuart Marsh and lifelong resident of Tansley Margaret Fearn, had some very difficult decisions to make but they do have a robust scoring system to make it fair. Thanks very much to them.

1st Prize (winning the Craig Hardy Trophy) – Neil and Sarah Green for Postman Pat and his black and white cat, and his van
2nd Prize – Val Wildgoose for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
3rd Prize – Josie Cross, Lots of Pots for Gloria the bomb disposal expert from Luton
Special Children’s Award – Tansley Preschool for a school crossing patrol
Special Children’s Award – 1st Tansley Brownies for a Brownie celebrating 100 years of Brownies

Congratulations also to all the other entrants.

[Thanks to Steve Greenhough for the photo]

[Thanks to Steve Greenhough for the photo]

More photos of scarecrows are on the new Scarecrow Competition page.

Thanks to Emma Hrubiak for organising the competitions again this year.

Tansley Summer Fete 2010, Saturday afternoon 19th June

See a report and some photos here and under the "What Goes On in Tansley" menu.

Royal Ascot Ladies' Day & Knightsbridge tour 16th-17th June organised by The Gate Inn

Here is a photo supplied by Diana Dakin. Please click to enlarge


Easter Coffee Morning in Tansley Village Hall raised 290 - 31st March 2010

Proceeds will be split equally between the Air Ambulance Service and MARS (Matlock Area Recreation and Sports).

The Coffee Morning was organised by Diana Dakin in conjunction with Marjorie Ramwell and Val Neville.  [Source: Tansley Hotwire]

Pancake & Coffee morning raised over 280 for Tansley Church - 16th February 2010

See Denys Gaskell's excellent report and photos on Tansley Church's Noticeboard web page.

Tansley Pre-School sang Christmas songs at the church on 16th December 2009

Children from Tansley Pre-School sang lots of Christmas songs to those gathered in the church for Cuppa-Call-In.

Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it (and use your browser's back button to return).


[Published with kind permission from Ruth Lomas, Head of Tansley Preschool]

Tansley Primary School

Tansley Primary School's Oak Class's Nativity Play
held in Holy Trinity Church on 9th December 2009

The children of Oak Class at Tansley Primary School gave an excellent performance of their nativity play in the church in front of other children, repeating it for their families the following afternoon.

Here are a few photos. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them (and use your browser's back button to return).


[Published with kind permission from Tracey Holmes, Head of Tansley Primary School]

See results and photos of Tansley In Bloom held in August 2009

See the results and photos here and under the "What Goes On in Tansley" menu.

Village community photo 18th June 2009 - here it is!

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The picture is by David Muscroft and shown with his kind agreement.

You can see and buy your own prints from David Muscroft at davidmuscroft.co.uk.

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