Matlock

HEARING CLUB: Pat Hall’s talk to Matlock and District Hard of Hearing Club, was entitled ‘It’s a Funny World’, and it proved to be when, seen from Pat’s point of view.

She told members that she lived in the small village of Stanton, near Ashbourne. Approached by a very narrow lane with passing places, it has no school, post office, shop, pub or even any gas supply.

However, it has a grade 2 listed bus shelter although no bus comes any more.

There was a time when a sat nav from Vladivostok routed Russian vehicles through the village.

One got stuck on a bad corner and was there for two days until rescued by a JCB. She continued with some witty poems, one as Jane about her husband Tarzan, another from the viewpoint of Norma about her husband John Major.

There were also some advertisements from the early 1900’s which were very humorous.

She also read a Derbyshire dialect poem by Ted Hancock, a local poet, very slowly to give members time to understand it. Roland Corfield, chairman, thanked her for giving everyone a good laugh, and he also thanked Ann Sullivan for putting the text on the screen.

The raffle was drawn while committee members served tea and biscuits, and names were take for the outing to Amerton Farm on September 2.