Highlights include: the company's first Shakespearean production - A Midsummer Night's dream - in 2002, performed both in the village hall and in the open air at the stunning St. Paul's walden Bury gardens, as well as Much Ado About Nothing, Hobson's Choice, Allo, Allo, Blackadder, Calendar Girls, See How They Run,...more on the website.
One of Whitwell's most famous sons was Joe Davis, world snooker and billiards champion from the 1920s to the 1940s. His Whitwell home (on Welbeck Street) bears a plaque commemorating him.
It contains a number of early brick and half-timbered houses, several of which are of the 18th century. Local attractions include Waterhall Farm (an open farm and craft centre), and one local public house in the High Street called The Bull Inn . With the River Mimram running north-west to south-east through Whitwell, the village has been noted (apparently[according to whom?] since Roman times) for its production of prime watercress.
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Thank you to everyone involved in making Whitwell Music Festival a massive success once again in 2015: all the bands, volunteers, sponsors, sound and stage crew, photographers, caterers, security, bar staff, stallholders, workshop providers and everyone who attended from far and wide.
We had a fantastic wedding at Whitwell. John and his team could not do enough for us. The weather and the surroundings were fantastic, and our guests loved our weekend there. Thanks Whitwell!.
Whitwell is a thriving village with strong community spirit. The village has many active clubs and societies, including Whitwell Scout and Guide Group, Local History Group, Whitwell Players, Whitwell Brass Band and junior band, C of E, Methodist and Poplar churches, Natural History Group, green bowls club, cricket club, and football club.
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Whitwell is a small village located in Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Whitwell Common) taken at the 2011 Census was 3,900.
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Local groups and charities that will benefit from the 2015 festival profits will be: The Ashgate Hospice Chesterfield; Whitwell Scouts & Guides; The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund; Basselaw branch of JOEL supporting families of 'rainbow babies'; Parkinson's Worksop; Whitwell Primary School.
Also from the village are Chris Adams, the Sussex and England cricketer and Ian Bennett, a professional goalkeeper who currently plays for Huddersfield Town, whose family still lives in the village.
It just doesn’t get any better. We all had a great time, and the staff became like family by the end of our stay. We would recommend any schools wanting to bring their pupils to a great learning and outdoor environment, to look no further than Whitwell Hall. Can’t wait to come back next year!
Les Jackson, England cricketer and Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959, played for Whitwell Cricket Club and came to watch their games on a Saturday afternoon until his death in 2007.
We are Norfolk LEA approved for School Visits and hold the Learning Outside The Classroom Quality Badge and offer a wide range of expert led activities.
Monday: 2 to 5pm Tuesday: closed Wednesday: 10am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm Thursday: closed Friday: 2 to 7pm Saturday: 9:30am to 1pm
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Whitwell won the 'Best Kept Village in Derbyshire' Award in 1988.
We can offer School Groups a fantastic educational countryside experience with a variety of different activities and are Norfolk LEA…
We can offer School Groups a fantastic Educational Countryside Experience.
The village is the birthplace and childhood home of J. T. Edson the author, whose various escapism-adventure series sold over 27 million copies globally; the Edson family lived in Whitwell from Victorian times.
Whitwell is a village in the parish of St Paul's Walden about six miles south of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. Situated on a tableland, a spur of the Chilterns, Whitwell is about 400 feet above sea level. The soil is mostly clay with flints.
The Centre is available to other groups outside school use periods and these have included church retreats, Scouting Camps and social rallies. It has even been used as a filming location!
Whitwell Hall Country Centre, set amongst forty acres of stunning Norfolk Countryside, is the perfect location for groups of all kinds. From hiring your own campsite with a campfire and shelter to being fully catered for in our Georgian Hall we are sure you will want to keep coming back.