2017 A not so quick review (part two)
Part two of the not so quick review of 2017 covering the period from April to June.
Our run through April starts off the G52 Easter Fun Day which saw a range of craft based activities and games take place during the Easter Holidays.
Thanks to Easter Egg donations from a branch of Frankie & Bennies everyone had a cracking time !
This year, the Co-operative Party celebrates it’s 100 anniversary, and to recognise that fact locally and highlight the part that the original Glossop co-operative, had in supporting the start of the party. We (the High Peak branch) decided to arrange for a blue plaque to be erected on what was the headquarters of the Glossop and district Co-op on Norfolk Square. For more details on the event click here.
Every year in May, the annual council meeting sees the appointment of a new mayor taking over from the previous one.
This year in May, I was pleased to nominate our youngest councillor as Mayor, Matt Stone. You can read more details by clicking here
This May (as with every May so far funnily enough) has seen my birthday, reaching the middle ages of 40.
Elections featured heavily during the early part of the year, with the expected county council elections (which didn’t go as well as liked), and then a surprise general election (which strongly exceeded expectations).
In the High Peak, we had a new Labour party candidate for the general election in Ruth George, who campaigned in a way that enthused a lot more folk than the County Council elections of the previous month and made a connection with folk from across the High Peak leading to her becoming the High Peak’s first female MP and third Labour MP. You can see a few images of the campaign below and there’s more on flickr.
The County Council elections in May, also saw the end of era, with the retirement of Dave Wilcox as our local county councillor, and his replacement by Becki Woods.
The Hadfield Art show took place in June and once again the range of works and different types of art all made by local people was amazing.
Armed Forces Day takes place every year in June, with the High Peak holding flag raising ceremonies to highlight the issue in Glossop and Buxton.
After the formalities of this year’s ceremony, I met a gentleman called David Marsden (pictured right with the Mayor), who was visiting Glossop researching details and commemorating the anniversary of his Great Grandfather George Edwin Allen who is recorded on the Glossop cenotaph.
This year, is the 60th Anniversary of the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team (click here for more details) and amongst the range of events that have taken place during the year, was one organised by local Stef Dixon which involved folk doing the equivalent distance cycling to climbing up some of the mountains of the UK.
After the tragic event at the Manchester arena towards the end of May, folk across the whole of the area gathered together seeking ways in which they could help in some way to respond.
Glossop was no different to that, and a group of folk gathered together to host a fundraiser called Still Buzzing in aid of the We Love MCR Emergency Fund / British Red Cross. For the part of the event that I was there, there was great performances from Becky and the Sharks, Jamie, George Borowski & MORA Music and Griff.