Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Town of Considerable Character



I’ve always found the people of Wirksworth friendly and approachable.

In conversation

Less hurried than city dwellers

Running for the bus 

(A black mark to the driver of this bus, who could have made crossing the road much easier for this gentleman, by giving him a little time, just thought I’d mention it, it wasn’t really good) but the town isn’t just populated by  senior citizens, to be fair it was a Friday afternoon so the rest of the world was at work, school, college or the pub.


Like any  market town you do get boys racers, out to impress the girls in their flash set of wheels

Hot wheels 2

Note the detail

Hot Wheels 1

No expense spared

hot wheels

The town has a vibrant cultural life and an arts festival each year.

It’s not Royston Vasey, you may leave; but I suspect the locals can spot a local at a 100 paces.

Outside the book shop 

From a collection of posts about the Derbyshire town of Wirksworth,

they start here


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

3 thoughts on “A Town of Considerable Character

  1. Men also appear to open car doors for their passengers!

  2. Really enjoyed looking at this set of photographs. Very humours 🙂

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