Royal Shrovetide

What do you do on Shrove Tuesday? Eat pancakes is probably the answer…. But not if you’re from Ashbourne, a small market town in the shire, where Shrove Tuesday marks the start of the two day Royal Shrovetide Football.  It’s not a football game like you might imagine, firstly the goals are three miles part, rather than 11 players per team, it’s more like 500 and the match doesn’t last a mere 90 minutes, no, this game starts at 2pm each day and finishes when a goal is scored or at 10pm.

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The Shivering Mountain.

Mam Tor, locally known as the Shivering Mountain, is a 517 m (1,696 ft.) hill near Castleton in Derbyshire. Its name means Mother Hill, so called, as frequent landslips throughout the ages, created a number of mini hills at its base. Continue reading “The Shivering Mountain.”

Sunshine & Scarves in The Shire

It’s autumn here in The Shire. The trees are bathed in a blaze of rich colours, deep reds, glittering yellows, burnished browns, a veritable treasure chest of nature’s jewels, in the canopy above our heads. Continue reading “Sunshine & Scarves in The Shire”

August 19th, World Photo Day.

What is world photo day?

World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. Continue reading “August 19th, World Photo Day.”