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Derbyshire Life magazine December 2018 – out in the shops or available to buy online now

PUBLISHED: 00:00 15 November 2018

Derbyshire Life - December 2018

Derbyshire Life - December 2018


A look inside the December 2018 issue of Derbyshire Life

A Festival of Trees at Castleton, Great Hucklow and Chapel-en-le-Frith

Wildlife Watch - Surviving winter

The Christmas pudding king - Matthew Walker

‘Oh yes it is’ - Meet the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena

There’s no business like sew business - the local costume departments helping to create panto land

Flower power - Katharine Towers, the Hathersage-based poet

A Baronet’s Diary with Sir Richard FitzHerbert

A way with words - Local writer Jo Jakeman

Rocking around the Christmas tree - Tutbury craftsman Pete Rix

A Neolithic Christmas - Out and about with Roly Smith

Once upon a time at Haddon Hall - This Christmas at Haddon Hall

All Fir-ed Up - Ockbrook’s Mr Christmas Tree prepares for business

Plants that changed our lives - Norway Spruce

Can You Cut It? - The return of the barbershop

Keep on running - Buxton Athletic Club

Blessed are the cheese makers - At Cow Close Farm

Pass the Port - Suggestions from local wine merchants

Food tastes better from the farm - Denstone Hall Farm Shop

The Rolls Royce of Camera Clubs - Award-winning Rolls -Royce Photographic Society

On with the show - Derby Theatre’s Christmas shows

My Derbyshire Weekend with Charles Hanson

County Walk: Ilam

Homes & Gardens

Property Pages

Interior design

Festive decorations

Interiors news

Garden advice

Fashion After Dark; Party accessories; News

Beauty Festive sparkle

Recipes Cocktails and Christmas pudding

Antiques Festive decorations

Around the Salerooms

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