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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park

Ian Phipps –“ Bakewell, Local Policing”



Visit Hopton Hall Gardens – optional buffet Lunch



About us

    President David with Presidents Elect Anne and Tom 

                                                         'Brass in the Park' and NHS Singalong 


Highfield School winners of the Lady Manners Debate – Sam ( year 12 ) and Molly ( year 8 ).


David, Mathew, Jonathan and Louie, members of the Cheshire Fire Service campaigning to build a school in Nepal.



                                       New members, Hannah Montague and Mike Gray



                   Rotary young citizens of the year from Lady Manners School - Skye Belger and Oliver Clay

President David with Elaine Minnigan, Ilkeston RC, who spoke on Kids Aid Tanzania holding a Mosquito Net costing £3 which will save the lives of 3 chilcdren over 5 years.



District Governor Dr Cheryle Berry with Bakewell President David Goodlad and Abbeydale President Grant Laughton at  a joint meeting in Sheffield. The DG spoke passionately on the Virtual College: helping three million learners to develop their potential.

Rotarian Dave Cook updating us on his escapades over the past 2 years from his charity 10 Marathons in 10 days to his new Project designed to help farmers in developing countries.


                            Hisako Robinson presents a cheque for £1000 to Rod Shiers of RNLI

Bakewell Mayor Bill Storey spoke of his career in the Police and traffic policing.

He enthused about the benefits of The Institute of Advanced Motoring and its local activities encouraging under 25s as well as experienced drivers to take the course


                      Heather Thomas spoke passionately about the role of the Trust she founded 10 years ago


Hisako Robinson presents a cheque for £1000  to members of the Cheshire Fire Service towards their Nepal School Project

John McGough - Mining and Quarrying around Buxton

Judith Orchard of Youlgreave Silver Band explained the design and execution of the superb memorial sculpture  designed and fabricated in Youlgreve which was installed in Ypres Cathedral.

Chairman of Youlgreave Silver Band, Derek Roe, described the Band's playing activities during the August visit to Ypres, from Concerts in the medieval squares to Thiepval and Tyne Cot war memorials.


Richard Eyre of Trailblazer360 who is Chairman of Business Peak District

Rotary Tree  Bakewell Parish Church

Santa visits Senior's Christmas Party


                                                  Santa's Street Collection

Once again Rotary Bakewell had a very busy Christmas period.

The Book of Remembrance, placed in the Town Hall foyer, raised much needed funds for our local Bluebell Wood and Ashgate Hospices. Our Tree of Light also brightened up Bath Gardens over the Christmas period.

Santa collections, on cold and windy December Saturdays outside the Co-op and in The Pudding Shop also produced funds for local causes.

One of the local events Rotary Bakewell supports each year is the Senior Citizens’ tea held at the Bakewell Methodist Church on December 14th. This year over 60 local senior citizens were treated to a feast produced and served by members of the Club. Santa also paid a visit and 3 lucky guests went home with bulging Christmas hampers.

                                 The Dilks family , Home Farm, Hassop - Simply Milk


  Rev Clive Doubleday spoke passionately about SMILE, a christian charity 



                          Ian & Elaine Ward who spoke movingly about President David's Charity - CRY



                 Hannah Montague illustrated her Solicitor job talk with some 3D Graphics


Mathew, David and Jonathan of the Cheshire Fire Service who told us

 of their recent visit to the School they are helping create in Nepal.

Sam Tock, Northern Dales coordinator for Readycall, providing practical help and support to Cancer sufferers in partnership with Macmillan Cancer support.


Demonstrating the ECO Greenhouse system for Schools by recycling empty plastic bottles at the RHS Chatsworth Show

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 19th June 12.30

Ian Phipps –“ Bakewell, Local Policing”


Wednesday 26th June 12.30

Visit Hopton Hall Gardens – optional buffet Lunch


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 12:30
(4th Wednesday of the month. Evenings at 17:30 at The Castle Inn, Bakewell )
Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1BT  01629 812812

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