Event Reviews & Photos

Best Kept Village Competition 2017

Denstone and Stubwood were again awarded “Highly Commended” in the Best Kept Village competition.

Please click the links below to read the judges’ letter and comments (pdf files):

Judges’ letter – page 1
Judges’ letter – page 2
Judges’ letter – page 3 (Comments for Denstone and Stubwood)

Best Kept Village Competition 2016

Denstone and Stubwood were awarded “Highly Commended” in the Best Kept Village competition. Click here to view the Judges’ comments (as PDF).

“Thank you John and Pauline Jilbert, Sam Bailey and all residents who help to keep Denstone looking so lovely, not just for the Best Kept Village judging but throughout the year. I must also thank All Saints School for the wonderful posters they produce for the Best Kept Village and Bob Wright for putting these up throughout the village.

This year we were awarded a Highly Commended in our category with Bramshall coming first, Hoar Cross second and Kingstone third.”

Jacquie Payne
Chair of Denstone Parish Council

Denstone Show 2015 – Photos

Click here to view some photos from the show.

Denstone Show 2014 – Photos

The annual Denstone Show for 2014 was held on Saturday 7 September and was very enjoyable and successful. The show featured lots of craft and produce sections, and many other attractions including a mini-Olympics and a dog obedience and agility demonstration by Hooligan Hounds.

Thanks to Mary Spencer and Jenny Richardson for the many lovely photos of the show. Small versions of these are displayed in slide shows for ease of viewing. Please be patient while the page loads.

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Denstone is Best Kept Village 2014

Denstone, with Stubwood, won the best small village and the best overall village categories in East Staffordshire. Parish Council Chairman, Caroline Vernon, paid tribute to the many groups and individuals who had cared for the village throughout the year. Click to read more and see photos…

Denstone Show 2013

The annual Denstone Show was held on Saturday 7 September 2013 and was a great success. As well as the main craft and produce show, and a fun dog show and gun dog demonstration by Hooligan Hounds, there were plenty of other attractions.

We have many photos of the event, thanks to Mary Spencer. The pictures have been shrunk and arranged in slide shows for ease of viewing. Click here to read more and see slide shows. Please be patient while the page loads.

Unfortunately we have no pictures of the “classic cars” which were on display by the farm shop. If anyone has some please send us a copy, thank you!

All Saints Church Open Day July 2013

On Sunday 21st July, All Saints’ Church in Denstone was filled with a dazzling array of beautiful frontals, vestments, chalice veils, and chasubles in red, green, white, purple and blue. The Open Day was to celebrate the work of George Edmund Street, one of the country’s most eminent Victorian architects.
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Balsam Bash July 2013

Click here to see a few pictures from the recent Himalayan Balsam bash down the old railway line on Sunday 14th July. Good work was done by all and public information posters are now on display at the entrance to the line encouraging public participation to keep these weeds at bay !!

Denstone Show and Dog Show 2012

*** UTTOXETER VOICE article and photos now added! ***
The annual Denstone Show was held on 8th September 2012 and (amazingly!) the weather was sunny and kind.

Events began with the Fun Dog Show, organised by Denstone Youth Fund, and a great time was had by all.
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Village Tidy-Up April 2013

Very many thanks to all of those people – a few of whom are pictured here – who came along and helped to tidy the village on Sunday afternoon. You all did a splendid job, and the roadsides, pavements and paths around the village now look so much better.

Please can we all help to keep the village looking tidy, now that the Best Kept Village season is almost here.
–The Parish Council

Denstone Factor Team Take Off Again

Winning dancers present cheque to Midlands Air Ambulance, March 2012
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Denstone Factor Winners Present Cheque

Winning dancers present cheque to Rakemark Respite, March 2012
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Denstone in the Snow

Fun in the snow, February 2012
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Christmas Tree Festival

All Saints Church in Denstone village hosted their third Christmas Tree Festival that drew greater crowds than ever before and which wowed the local community. As visitors entered the church the sight that greeted them took their breath away. [read more...]

Mothers and Children Gather to Celebrate Advent

The sound of young and old voices singing carols filled Denstone Village Hall one evening as the mothers, fathers, grandparents and children of the village came together to celebrate Advent. The annual service was organised by the Mothers’ Union and involved the children in lighting the advent candles, reading prayers and performing to their families the musical items that they have been learning this term [read more...]

Mothers’ Union Knit Their Way to Christmas

Members of the Denstone Mothers’ Union have been busy over the last month knitting figures for a nativity scene which they then kindly presented to the children at All Saints Primary School. [read more...]

Denstone Autumn Litter Sweep 2011

For several years,  now,  we have carried out two village litter sweeps a year – one in spring and the other in autumn. This year it was decided to undertake the second sweep in November after Alton Towers had closed.

Sunday 20th of November dawned foggy and grey and it never seemed actually to grow properly light. [read more...]

Royal British Legion Gala Evening

Local residents enjoyed a glorious Gala Evening presented by a host of entertainers who came together to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the Denstone branch of the Royal British Legion. There was an extra poignancy to the occasion [read more...]

Denstone Show 2011

Denstone Village Show returned in full force this year on Saturday 17 September with plenty of attractions and entertainment for the crowds of visitors who came to enjoy themselves. The afternoon started with a Fun Dog Show [read more...]

All Saints Summer Sizzler

Residents of a local village were able to enjoy a barbecue on a perfect summer’s day. Wendy and Richard Forrester of Stubwood village hosted the event in order to raise funds for All Saints Church in the parish of Denstone. [read more...]

Smile Train

Robbie and Lorna Cooper of Oak Road spent August Bank Holiday Sunday selling plums from their trees,and cakes and biscuits that they had made and decorated. They were raising money for Smile Train,the charity which transforms the lives of children born with cleft palates. [read more...]

Ask and You Shall Receive

A group of young children in Denstone parish have been enjoying themselves at the annual holiday club organised by All Saints’ Church. [read more...]

The Denstone Factor 2011

26.2.2011 Another High Note for The Denstone Factor Three

Organisers of Denstone Factor 2011 can feel justly proud of themselves after Saturday night’s spectacular show. Peter Smith. Liz Ratcliffe and Debbie Andrew were part of the team that first put Denstone Factor on the calendar in 2007. They have been stalwarts of the Show ever since. [read more...]