Avoid the queues at Audlem's Bonfire & Fireworks night on Saturday 2nd November- Tickets can be bought in advance at Audlem Post Office or online here
This is a fantastic evening, there's no need to organise your own display at home as our village event will blow you away with a fantastic pyrotechnic musical display by renowned Blitz Fireworks using the same system as that used in the Beijing Olympics display no less!
Organised annually by Audlem Special Events Team for nearly a decade and a half and featuring thousands (and thousands) of pounds worth of fireworks that will delight the crowds along with the traditional bonfire topped with 'Guys' made by the local Brownies, Cubs and Beavers.
Gates will open at 4pm, there will be fairground rides and food stalls including Fordhall Farm, the Bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and Fireworks at 7.00pm (all timings are approximate.)
Tickets for everyone are £5.00*, under 5s go free. All Children must be accompanied by Adults. No dogs please. And for the safety of all, please do not bring sparklers.
*Prices are the same as last year in spite of the rising costs of insurance, first aid and fireworks for public displays.
Please support this local event.
Meet on Audlem car park - The March ARS (Audlem Ramblers Society) walk is in Dovedale and is organised by Chris Roche. This is his description: We start from the Car Park at the old Railway station at Thorpe on the Tissington Trail. Free but not very large - (if it is full on Saturday there is another pay park a couple of hundred yards up the road).
W 001°45.2421' N 53°03.0141' (For those with car Sat Nav). SK 1658 5036 (for those with OS map). It is about 2.5 miles NNW of Ashbourne.
An easy 9.5 mile walk mainly on consolidated limestone paths at the side of the river and along the Tissington Trail. A few fields to cross but not very muddy, and only one short but fairly steep climb out of Dovedale. There are very few stiles.
Loos in Thorpe soon after the walk start, at Milldale and Tissington. There are no pubs but I think there is a coffee shop in Milldale.
As it is Dovedale, it could be fairly busy on Saturdays - there were quite a few people about in the week, but it is an OK walk for dogs as we only go through three fields with sheep. However there will be cyclists on the Tissington Trail so you need to watch your dogs on that stretch.
A pleasant walk, dry underfoot and as the Trail section is mostly on elevated embankment the views from there are good.
I would assess it as a very easy 2 booter. Meet up on Audlem car park at 8.30am on Saturday 8th March.
- Oscar-nominated film starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the story about
an Irishwoman whose child was snatched away by nuns at a time when giving birth out of wedlock was treated as a criminal act. Decades later, journalist Martin Sixsmith represents her only hope of finding her son.
Tickets are £5 and are available from Williams Newsagents and the Post Office.
Bowling Club - Audlem & District Bowling Club open the new season at the green in Heathfield Road at 2.00pm to 4.00pm when members will pay their subscription fees for the coming season. The weather forecast is looking good so there will be an opportunity to try some bowling too. New members and interested visitors will be very welcome. If you enjoyed the curling in the Olympics you might be pleasantly surprised at the challenge of crown green bowling.