One of the highlights of the Annual Denton Quiz Night every year is deciding who will be awarded the coveted "Bone of Contention".
This, suitably shaped, trophy is collected by the person adjudged to have given the quiz-mistress the most trouble during the evening - challenging the correctness of the answers etc. Most of this year's contestants were quite well behaved on Saturday night, but "she-who-must-be-obeyed", Denise Grant, had no hesitation in awarding the trophy to Steve Barrett. Perhaps his recent elevation to the Parish Council has gone to his head?
The quiz itself produced a very close result with the "Tartan Tarts" team beating the "Corner Crew" by just a single point. A great evening was had by all.
A recent discussion on DentonTalk has generated a lot of interest.
Rich Palmer had circulated an old postcard, sent to him by his father, showing "The Old Stocks Tree, Denton", wondering if it was in Denton, Norfolk?.
Click here to see it, Subsequent posts pointed out that there were not many dry-stone walls locally and that there were plenty of other Dentons in, perhaps, more suitable parts of England.
This produced a reference to the fund-raising bicycle-ride round eight other Dentons completed by Liz Cargill and Jenny Crowhill back in 2009. It seems that they did not manage to spot such a tree on their travels, but, the search continues.
We all know that Denton once had its own "Hangmans Hill" but did we ever have our own set of Village Stocks?
So, a New Year is born! Let's hope it is a really happy one for everyone in Denton.
After a very festive Christmas for most residents of the village the new year was seen in with suitable celebrations. Hogmanay gatherings were held in a number of locations but the official Party at the Village Hall was a great success. Many thanks to the S-Ps and everyone else who contributed to the occasion.
The stars were really shining on Denton last Sunday afternoon when "Snow White" was performed at the Village Hall.
This was our own Rising Stars annual show and they all rose to the occasion. More that 20 young people filled the stage and the audience, as the Stars own song goes, of "Mas and Pas, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunties too" plus many others, had a great time.
It was a very "liberal" interpretation of the original tale - no sign of any dwarfs, but crocodiles seemed to take their place very well. Some of the performers were, as usual, more involved than others, though at one point the cry from one of the youngest of "I want a wee" added to the fun, but they all joined in.
Congratulations and thanks must go to everyone involved but a special word to the writer and director - Gill Hipwell.
The last vacancy on Denton Parish Council has now been filled.
At the elections back in May there were only five nominations for the seven places on the Council. As previously reported, the first gap was filled at the July meeting. At Tuesday's Council meeting the final vacancy was sorted out when Helen Sida-Page was co-opted.
Despite problems for gardeners caused by recent weather conditions, this year's Open Show organised by the Gardening Club was a great success.
There were plenty of entries in most of the classes and, as usual, the Hall was filled with colour. The Overall Champion was Anne Carden but full details of all the competition results can be found on the
Gardening Club's Show History Page.
Dentill 2019, held on Sunday, was a great success; the best ever according to several observers of this biennial event.
Blessed with excellent weather, there was a record turn-out of visitors, farm vehicles, vintage cars etc. The various stalls, plus of course the beer and food tents, did a roaring trade. A great day was had by all.
Congratulations to everyone involved but especially to Adrian Hipwell and his organising committee. Further details and pictures can be found on the Dentill Website.
Denton's Blackhand Cyder Society 2019 Boules Tournament was blessed with warm sunshine which saw 87 members and friends gather at the Mill Farm Bouledrome on Sunday for this annual event.
The afternoon started well with England's historic Test Match victory over Australia, but then the serious local contest got under way.18 teams of three entered the draw – a 50% increase on last year and games were all great fun and, occasionally, very competitive.
In the final of the main competition, after a well fought contest, the Lincoln Shrimps (Joe, Helen and Jaydn, née Fitzgerald) beat Great Boules of Fire (Kate, Lubi, and Charlotte).
The Plate Competition saw Chris and Co (Jean, Doris and Chris) beat The Skinns (Malcolm, Janet and Chris K).
It was great to see so many "two-generation" teams taking part.
Thanks must go to everyone who came and joined in or just came and enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine, but especially to Adèle and David who organised and hosted the event so well.