Friday, January 21, 2022


 Bonsall Village

Welcome To Bonsall Village Website

The community website is managed by Bonsall Parish Council with the aim of increasing access to public and community information to those who live in the village and as a service to businesses, societies, clubs and organisations in the village.

Much of the content is directly updated by all those involved in the societies, clubs, organisations and businesses themselves. To submit an article or make an enquiry please contact Tony Payne on 07306 311451 or via

Parish Council Chair: Mark Harris, Stepping Lodge, Bonsall.  Tel 01629 820285; email

Vice Chair: Phil Addis, Dale House, The Dale Bonsall. Tel 01629 826309; email

John Barry, Ivy Cottage, Bell Lane Bonsall. Tel 07866 750636; email

Richard Grover, Nethergreen House, Clatterway Bonsall. Tel 01629 259558; email

Jackie Smith, 55 Yeoman Street Bonsall. Tel 01629 823544; mobile 07771 764366; email

Stephen Smith, 55 Yeoman Street Bonsall. Tel 01629 823544; mobile 07545 062413; email

Claire Taylor, 6 Ember Lane Bonsall. Mobile 07989 597811; email

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Bonsall Parish Council: Tony Payne 27 High Street Bonsall DE4 2AS.  Mobile 07306 311451. Email:

On Saturday November 3rd you are invited to the launch of a new local history book by local author Keith Taylor: “The Matlocks and District in the Second World war – a diary of events in Matlock, Matlock Bath and district 1935-1955.”

The venue for the launch is Matlock Library between the hours of 10am and 2pm. 530 photographs provide nostalgic glimpses of town and village scenes, leisure time activities, schooldays, sporting events and working life (including some in Bonsall). The stories of the lives and deaths of all the servicemen on the Matlock, Matlock Bath and Ernest Bailey School memorials, who lost their lives during the Second World war are told (including four men from Bonsall), together with tales of life on the Home Front: the arrival of the evacuees and Army, exploits of the local Home Guard platoons, the ARP and Fire Brigade, the blackout and blackmarket, VE Day and VJ Day celebrations etc.

The author will be signing copies of the book on November 3rd. Contact numbers: Matlock Library 01629 582480 Keith Taylor 01629 732622, mobile 07790575077