HOMEPAGE Midland ScenesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics

39. Belper - St Peter's Church, Derbyshire

Scenes from the English 'MIDLANDS'

 MIDLANDS INDEX

 

As a member of the Yorkshire Dalesmen Singers (bass) it was our pleasure to accept an invitation from the Derbyshire Dalesmen Singers MVC to visit Belper and give a joint concert, a trip we all enjoyed very much and great camaraderie and hospitality ensued.

A return trip to Whitby & Scarborough is planned for later this year and did indeed happen in 2017.

St Peter's Church Belper (picture below) was built on 1824 by Habershom with a thin tall tower with rather bulky pinnacles.

The body of the church is a parallelogram with tall lancet-shaped windows with Perpendicular tracery.

 

 

 

A curious loop shaped tree trunk in the graveyard of St Peters'

 

The tall clock tower of St Peter, Belper

 

A stained glass window in St Peter's Church, Belper.

 

The monument to George Bettle Esquire from 1835 by Sir Richard Westmacott, a kneeling woman against a Greek stele, a fine piece of work.

 

The interior is quite plain but nice and bright with white walls. There are three galleries and the acoustics are great.

The 'Derbyshire' Dalesmen Singers male voice choir (based at St Peter's, Belper) practicing for a joint concert with the 'Yorkshire' Dalesmen Singers MVC (based at Danby Methodist Church on the North York Moors).

 

The keyboard in place, with a few of the 'Yorkshiremen' chatting away, and the banner of the Derbyshire MVC.

 

Both choirs assembled to practice the joint pieces for the concert in the evening of Saturday May 9th 2015. A harmonious picture if a little blurred! The concert was free to the public, but raised 860 for three local worthy charities. After the concert the Derbyshire Dalesmen (black jackets) hosted the Yorkshire Dalesmen (green jackets) at Belper football club for a late social evening of food & drink and of course some further singing. Many thanks for their generous hospitality.

 

*

*

HOMEPAGE Midland ScenesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Picsprevious page <-> next page :  MIDLANDS INDEX

East Midlands West Midland England docspics photos images pictures Phil Brown  Leicester Leicestershire Derbyshire Rutland Rutlandshire tourism destinations holidays tourist information top tourist attractions best luxury hotels B&B, cafes, restaurants, historic towns, pretty villages, museums, art galleries, self-catering holiday cottages weekend breaks country pubs inns tours city trips top tourist attractions in Leicester Leicestershire Derbyshire Rutland Rutlandshire docspics images photos of Belper St Peter's Church northwest England Phil Brown Tourist information on Belper St Peter's Church, Things to do near Belper St Peter's Church, What to see in Belper St Peter's Church, Walks near Belper St Peter's Church, weekend breaks in Belper St Peter's Church holidays near Belper St Peter's Church, Top tourist attractions of Belper St Peter's Church, luxury hotels near Belper St Peter's Church, self-catering holiday cottages near Belper St Peter's Church, B&B in Belper St Peter's Church, friendly pubs near Belper St Peter's Church, cafes in Belper St Peter's Church, eating out in fine restaurants in Belper St Peter's Church, bargain holiday breaks near Belper St Peter's Church, wining & dining weekends near Belper St Peter's Church, touring coach tours including Belper St Peter's Church, pretty villages near Belper St Peter's Church, historic towns near Belper St Peter's Church, visiting museums near Belper St Peter's Church, local art galleries near Belper St Peter's Church, guided walks from Belper St Peter's Church, history of Belper St Peter's Church, architecture of Belper St Peter's Church trains to Belper St Peter's Church historic houses near Belper St Peter's Church historic churches in Belper St Peter's Church historic buildings

EASTERN ENGLAND & East Anglia Scenes and notes from SOUTHERN ENGLAND BRISTOL images & notes YORKSHIRE DALES and North Pennines scenes and notes LONDON Scenes and Notes MIDLAND RAILWAY BUTTERLEY MUSEUM & SHEDS SWANWICK JUNCTION THE GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY, Heritage Steam Line, Leicestershire CAMBRIDGE City England Images & Notes
Email Docs Pics Steam Train and Locomotive Photographs from the late 60's City of OXFORD Scenes & Notes LAKE DISTRICT PICTURES of England's Northern Lakeland Scenes and notes from SOUTHERN ENGLAND YORK Scenes and Notes NENE VALLEY RAILWAY BARROW HILL ROUNDHOUSE Railway Heritage Centre, Staveley, Derbyshire