IN PR AISE OF THE COUNTY
Two splendid services at the end of October made me blush with joy for all things Derbyshire. First the High Sheriff of Derbyshire’s Legal Service, when c. 500 guests were entertained to a memorable blend of hymns, lessons, choral anthems and prayers at Derby Cathedral. Then at St Oswald’s in Ashbourne there was an evensong to celebrate Harvest organised by Ashbourne Young Farmers, which included a dedication of the crops and fruits from the field. Both events highlighted the pride of Derbyshire folk and the glorious nature of these two marvellous buildings on our doorstep.