Sheldon History Group have launched a new project to scan photographs or postcards of the village, and its residents, from times gone by. The idea is to create an electronic archive so that current and future residents can enjoy them for years to come! The Group ultimately hopes to print a book containing the photos. The first photos were scanned during the February History Group meeting.
We’ve been worried about the Police changes to the area covered by the White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team, of which Sheldon is part. In the future, Sheldon and Ashford (both of which fall within Bakewell ward) will be part of the Bakewell Town Safer Neighbourhood Team, meaning that our three excellent Police representatives, David, John and Sandra will no longer be our local bobbies! We are assured that there will be no reduction in the level of service we receive, but we will watch the situation closely.
John Tanner informs us that his project (at the Peak Peak) to measure light pollution went very well, with over 200 people recording their observations of the constellation of Orion throughout January. John even appeared on BBC Look North for a live broadcast, and assures us that he was shaking due to the cold, and not his nerves! John has also let us know (even though the results haven’t been officially announced) that Sheldon is currently one of the darkest places in the Peak District; we are obviously doing our bit to combat climate change!
The organisation of our Royal Wedding Day is going great gusto. There will be a large sponge cake, enough for us all, and celebration mugs for young, old and individuals. There will be activities for children and adults, including a quick-fire quiz. We hope to crown a prince and princess of Sheldon for the day! If you would like to nominate your child for this special role, please let Georgina Tanner know as soon as possible. Nobody will miss watching the ceremony as the village is currently installing a new digital projector and screen in the Village Hall (thanks to Councillor Mrs Judith Twigg and the County Council who have given us a grant of £400, we are most grateful). So put it in your diary – Friday, April 29th at the Village Hall. We will be screening the Royal Wedding from 11am, with the celebration party starting from 2pm (times to be confirmed). Sheldon residents and close family are welcome. Please bring along some party food.
Piglet news: six new piglets at Lindsey and Colin’s smallholding. Just as one lot goes, six more arrive, nature is quite amazing! Likewise, with Hayley’s pigs as well, also now despatched to that great pigsty in the sky.