Lamppost Poppies – Thank you!

Many people will have noticed the large lamppost poppies which went up throughout Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale on the 31st October to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, and to remember those who lost their lives in conflict then and since.


The project was organized by Whaley4Wards and 110 poppies were sponsored in total.  These poppies were sponsored by individuals and businesses for £10 each, raising a massive £1100 for the Royal British Legion to carry on their work.To put this sum into context, 36 parish councils took part in a RBL lamppost poppy scheme last year in Derbyshire, raising £4223 in total.

Thank you very much to all the sponsors who are listed HERE.

The £1100 raised has now been paid to the Royal British Legion, and the receipt is below ,alongside a letter of thanks from the Royal British Legion.

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WW1 Centenary Remembrance Day Commemorations in Whaley Bridge

The following photos have kindly shared by Whaley Bridge photographer Peter Cull, taken at the various  Remembrance Day events on Sunday 11 November 2018 in Memorial Park and at Uniting Church.

Full coverage may be seen by clicking here

The Royal British Legion Remembrance Service

The Concert by Whaley Bridge Band, leader Sheila Walton, at Uniting Church

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Litter Pick This Saturday !

Whaley 4 Wards are organizing a general litter pick this Saturday (10th Nov). It is primarily to tidy up prior to Remembrance Sunday and will focus on the Memorial park area and Bridgemont war memorial. Some of us will also visit Furness Vale Memorial and ensure the area there is tidy. We will however use the opportunity to do a general cleanup around Whaley. Volunteers would be very welcome to help – gloves, bags  and litter picker sticks will be provided. Please ensure you have good footwear.

If you can’t make it to our session, then you can still contribute if you want by doing a quick local 10 minute clear up in your own area. Every little bit that gets done makes a difference. If you need bags or gloves or want to borrow a litter picker, then just get in touch.

We will be meeting at the Whaley Bridge Bowling Club car park at 12pm and will work till around 2pm. You are welcome to drop out at any time – dont feel you have to committ to a full 2 hrs.

For any further details contact Jon Goldfinch – Chair Whaley4Wards  Tel: WB 733067

Lamppost Poppies


This year, 2018, is the centenary of the end of the First World War.

To commemorate this centenary and to remember all those of the British Armed Forces who have fought and died in conflict then and since, and all those who have fought and died alongside them,  large poppies will be erected on lampposts throughout the centre of Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale.  The poppies will be put in place on the 31st October, and will remain in place until the 22nd November, centred around Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November.

Whaley4Wards have been able to organize this project through the kind sponsorship of individuals and businesses, each of whom has sponsored poppies for £10 each.

The response has been overwhelming and  every one of the  110 poppies has now  been sponsored. Every penny of the £1100 raised will go to the Royal British Legion to enable them to continue to carry out their work. A receipt for this money will be published here once it is received.  

110 poppies should make quite a spectacular display!

Please contact Chair of W4W Jon Goldfinch on or 01663733067 if you wish to sponsor any remaining poppies. If anyone wishes to help put the poppies up, then we will be meeting in the Bowling Club car park at 4pm on the 31st Oct. We will form teams of 2 and one of you will need a step ladder so please bring one along if you have one.

Thank you so much to the Sponsors who have supported this project so far and are listed below :

Click HERE to see list of Poppy Sponsors  or scroll down

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Award win for small but mighty High Peak firm

A longstanding Derbyshire business that trades in the spoken and written word is celebrating an award win.

Peak Translations in Whaley Bridge, won Project Management Team of the Yearin the annual ATC Language Industry Summit Awards. The awards, hosted by the Association of Translation Companies, seek to recognise and celebrate excellence in the language services profession.

Roy Allkin from the ATC with Peak Translations MD Helen Provart (centre) and Ruth Partington from the ATC

Project managers Beth Boorman, of Whaley Bridge, and Madeline Prusmann, of New Mills, were delighted to be announced as the winners on Thursday (20th) evening at the gala dinner and awards ceremony in Cardiff. 

Managing Director Helen Provart, of Disley, said: “Our small team works consistently hard on all the projects they handle. Highly skilled and fully qualified linguists, they are also dedicated, loyal and flexible. Together, we pull out all the stops to achieve a client’s deadline, even meeting in a hotel car park to hand-deliver time-critical documents.”

“I am immensely proud of Beth and Madeline to have won this prestigious award. They work extremely hard in all aspects of their project management roles and, as a very small team they have to take on a number of additional roles within the company. They achieve amazing results for their clients and it is fabulous they have received recognition from the industry and their peers for the great work they do.”

Peak Translations, which enables companies to expand globally by removing the language barrier, this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. It started life in Cheshire and is now located on the borders of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

It provides professional translation services to manufacturing, medical, financial, legal and creative organisations the world over. A member of both the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, this proficient High Peak firm, deals in a wide variety of languages and its linguists have sector-specific technical expertise.

Recent projects include translating e-learning resources into multiple languages and a tender document from French to English to allow a UK company to bid for the work. The team has developed a communication system to ensure every project and stage of delivery is fully understood and tasks are clearly assigned. They have achieved faultless performance during the last nine months – compared to an already impressive 95% average.