From the Charlesworth Archives
24th Jul Parishioners, school children and members of the Catholic community spent more than 380 hours making floral tributes. One of them was to a Glossop martyr who was executed because of his faith. They got together over six days to create the well dressing board at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Charlesworth’s Long Lane. […]
17th Jul A Charlesworth pensioner has been warned he will probably be jailed after abusing a young boy four decades ago – but not until he has undergone pending heart bypass surgery.  Graham Saunders was convicted at a London court but the judge put off sentencing for reports, to allow time for the operation and the pensioner […]
13th Jul Robbie Williams, Madonna, Elton John and other musical greats are giving visitors a warm welcome to Charlesworth. But they won’t be breaking into song. The village and neighbouring Chisworth are holding their latest scarecrow trail in the run-up to Saturday’s carnival and the ‘legends’ are all made of straw. The trail’s theme is music and a […]
9th Jul Trying to find out who owns a pot-holed piece of land in Charlesworth is proving something of a problem for the parish council. Members know the plot in front of the junior school on Town Lane once belonged to the Duke of Norfolk. But it seems he sold it along with most of his Glossopdale […]
14th Jun When passing through Charlesworth and Broadbottom at the moment, you may come across some odd-looking figures. That’s because the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival’s annual Scarecrow Competition is in full swing! And residents are being encouraged to make their own scarecrow and place them in prominent positions in gardens around both villages. The theme this year […]
31st May Horse riders putting people at risk on a popular bridleway are being asked to slow down. The plea comes after Charlesworth parish councillors received complaints from other people using the Gamesley to Broadbottom trail. Vicky Winfield told the latest council meeting: “People have told me horses are galloping at them. “Several people have complained to […]
26th May Charlesworth Parish Council say the temporary closure of the village post office is hitting the community. Cllr. Debbie Cooper said Charlesworth needed a post office and asked if temporary arrangements to drop off parcels could be introduced. Cllr. Vicky Winfield said the closure was leaving villagers feeling isolated. She said: “The post office is a […]
22nd May A bid to clear potentially dangerous pot holes from in front of a village school has again been put on hold. It could cost around £11,000 to re-surface the ‘car park’ outside Charlesworth Primary on Town Lane. Derbyshire County Council has come up with the figure after a plea from the village’s parish council. Now […]
9th Apr A Charlesworth action group wants Glossopdale road users to fill in a survey to try and make things safer. SPEED – Safe Pedestrians, Equines, the Environment and Drivers – want to persuade the authorities to connect the missing link in the Trans-Pennine Bridleway so it continues from Monk Roads to Dinting. And they believe getting […]
29th Mar Fire crews were called to a fire in the open in Charlesworth on Tuesday evening.   Firefighters from Glossop’s Blue Watch used one appliance and attended the scene on Long Lane at around 5:10pm. But it turned out to be a large controlled bonfire and firefighters were there for less than half an hour.