Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dambusters Anniversary Hit By Weather

May 16th, 2018|

Thousands of people gathered at Derwent Dam, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, for a flypast of the Battle of Britain Flight’s Lancaster bomber, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famous World War II Dambusters raid on the dams of the Ruhr Valley in Germany. Peace and tranquility at Derbyshire's Derwent [...]

A Star Is Born – The First Appearance Of ‘Cliff Richard’

May 3rd, 2018|

3rd May 1958 When Harry Greatorex booked Harry Webb and his group for a performance in Derbyshire, he insisted on a change of name. Ripley, a quiet, unassuming little town on the fringe of the Derbyshire coal mining belt, is hardly the place one would associate with rock and roll history. The town is [...]