About Me


Chris Tsielepi Secretary of SMILE since last year's AGM and resident in Stoney Middleton for 4 years now. I love coming home, I love bumping into neighbours and friends when out and about in the village or on walks. I spent my early years in a village and then moved to inner London at 5 years old. It was only when I came to live in Stoney Middleton that I realised that what I'd been looking for in those intervening years was that village life again and I don't think I could have done better than Stoney Middleton.

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Cassoulet Night at the Moon Inn

February 5, 2017
Cassoulet Night at the Moon Inn
Join us for a hearty, rustic French inspired slow cooked pork, bean & chorizo stew home made by Alan in the Moon Inn, followed by an apple pie with custard. We've been able to host the event due to the generosity of Joy and Dave at the Moon.
Cost £12.50 per person for the two courses. Phone Chris on 01433 630 324 to book your places Wednesday 22nd February 2017 arrive by 7pm..

 

Smiling is infectious

July 28, 2014
We have had a poem sent in to us from the wonderful Brenda Wragg who helped us enormously at Village Day selling her own wonderful preserves and chutneys but also donating 3 hampers to the raffle.

SMILE

Smiling is infectious
You can catch it like the flu
When someone smiled at me today
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner
And someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realised
I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile
And realised its worth
A single smile like mine
Could travel round the earth.
So if you feel a smile begin
Don't leave it undetected
Let's start an epidemic quick
And get the world infected.
Go on, pass it on!
 

The SMILE Grand Summer Raffle

July 28, 2014
The SMILE Grand Summer Raffle was drawn last night in the Moon Inn. All one thousand tickets were sold. and the winners are:
1st Prize Michael - Moon Inn
2nd Prize Dulcie - High Street
3rd Prize Ian - Meadow Close
4th Prize Cheryl - The Dale
5th Prize Patsy - The Nook
6th Prize Pat - Didsbury Manchester
7th Prize Deborah - High Street
8th Prize John - The Nook
9th Prize Martyn - Calver
10th James Steward - Kent
Thank you to Paul Robinson for printing the tickets for us, to all those who donated prizes, to everyone who bought tickets and generally helped us to make it the success it was. Thank You!!!
 

SMILE 1940s Themed Tea Dance

June 22, 2012
We had a great evening of fantastic music and song on April 23rd at Calver Village Hall at our 1940s Themed Tea Dance. Homemade cakes and sandwiches kindly donated by Cllr. Kath Potter, Annie Mitchell & Alison Crump, who couldn't come but still gave generously.
The hall was decorated with bunting and Union flags and tables were groaning under the weight of all sorts of sandwiches which the committee managed to make with their rations and with help from local butcher LW Hancock & Son.
Music was provided by the Nick Chandley Band, well-known musicians who regularly perform at Sheffield City Hall. Our friend and regular chanteuse Lucy Hope sang 40s favourites not only in English but in French and Lili Marlene in German too.
The event attracted all ages from 5 to 90 year olds, but it was the 90 year olds that showed the rest of us up.
A huge "Thank You" to all who attended, bought raffle tickets, donated cakes & prizes and their time.
 

SMILE Annual Concert

September 4, 2011
Saturday September 3rd
SMILE's 2nd Annual concert took place at Calver Village Hall with The British Barbershop 2011 Champions "The Cottontown Chorus" and the very talented young singer-songwriter James Kitchen. A full house provided a great atmosphere and Hassop Hall Hotel very kindly donated a voucher for a meal for 2 which became 1st prize in our raffle. A great time was had by all!!!
 

Village Day

May 31, 2011
A Huge Thank You to all for coming and participating in Village Day this year, everyone seemed to have enjoyed it and we raised a very satisfactory £750.00 (only about £50,000 left to go!!!)

We had the following
  • Derbyshire County Council's Recycling Roadshow
  • Marches Energy Agency promoting renewable energy and ways to save energy and therefore money
  • Children's activities including inflatable slide, golf game, activity sheets
  • Stoney Middleton School choir
  • Singer Leigh Hitch
  • Tea Tent with luscious home-made cakes
  • Stalls selling:
  • Local burgers and sausages
  • Designer Style handbags,
  • Jewellery and Gifts
  • Cup Cakes
  • bric-a-brac & nearly new

Chris

 

Annual Concert

April 15, 2011
Annual Concert
SMILE Annual Concert: 3rd September 2011 Calver Village Hall.
    We're giving you plenty of notice so don't go organising anything for the evening of Saturday September 3rd 2011. It's the night of our Annual Concert at Calver Village Hall. With a bit of luck we won’t have snow and ice, but that didn’t stop you last time and because they were brilliant, we are delighted that The Cottontown Chorus will be coming back. We’ve got 2 young local bands to accompany them on the bill. So don’t go arranging anything, as you'll be getting big city entertainment right on your door step
 

SMILE Quizzes

April 1, 2011
Each year Carolyn, our Queen of Cryptic, produces 2 quizzes. One to coincide with Well Dressing and one at Christmas.
The quiz is our biggest revenue earner and sells far and wide. We send our quizzes to regulars from Scotland to Essex and the South East.
The next quiz is brewing so I'll let you know when it hits the streets!
 

Your Village Needs You

April 1, 2011
Be a part of our successful team. Join SMILE and help us achieve our goals. We meet on the last thursday of each month at 7.30pm for a couple of hours. We're currently looking for a Treasurer. Don't be shy!!!
 

Village Day 11th June on the Playing Field

April 1, 2011
Village Day is fast approaching and we're hoping to make it bigger and better than previous years.We've already confirmed "Behind the Mask" a local band who will be playing live. We will have Village Day  favourites such as the tombola, burger bar, tea tent with delicious home made cakes and bouncy castles. This year we've also got a stall from "Sparkling Ladies" selling eye-catching and affordable jewellery and a stall selling very affordable designer-style handbags. If you want to have a stall at Village Day you can, it's easy. Just £5 buys your pitch! Bring a table, chair and start selling. In line with our misson to interest & educate we're very pleased to announce that Derbyshire County Council's Recycling Roadshow will be with us this year. They will answer your questions on recycling and have a range of articles made from recycled materials.
 
 
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