Gymnast Jenni from Whaley is in the Olympics

Whaley Bridge gymnast Jenni Pinches is in the Olympics!  The 18-year-old – probably the first Whaley-based Olympian – heard officially that she has made the women’s team on Wednesday, 4 July.

Jenni Pinches, 18, our Whaley Bridge Olympian

It was a long, anxious day for Jenni’s dad Ian and her three younger brothers at home.  When the news was finally confirmed, he said:  Continue Reading →

Is this a good omen from welldressing?

Sport in flower petals: A gymnast and a cyclist on Whaley welldressing

Is this a good omen from Whaley Bridge’s welldressing, on view this week at Tom Brad’s Croft near the canal basin? Clearly seen at the top left of the main board is a gymnast, and below a sport associated with the High Peak, cycling.  Many Olympic stars, based in Manchester, have trained round our hills and winding roads. Continue Reading →