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Dave enjoying his recent gig in Belgium

Picture 1966 Dave arranged a football match to support the Abervan Disaster fund

Picture 1966 Dave arranged a football match to support the Aberfan Disaster fund against a woman football team from Staveley Derbyshire .Picture shows Dave with Members of The Cruisers Dave’s road manager and friends. Bottom right is legendary Sheffield Musician Dave Hawley father of Richard Hawley, Over 3,000 people supported the game and raised over £2,000 for the fund.

2019 SOLID SILVER 60S Photo


Dave with Peter Noone, Brian Poole.Background Vance Brescia Guitarist and Rick Medlock drums at Embassy Theatre Skegness on Solid Silver 60s tour.
Thanks Jane Taylor for photo


For over 40 years a herd of Highland cattle have been allowed to graze on the moorland of Baslow Edge in the Peak District, delighting walkers, cyclists and photographers. They have also played a crucial part in maintaining and enriching this beautiful moorland as part of Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship programme 'Native Breeds at Risk.' It was 'Conservation Grazing' as native breeds are better suited to harsh climate conditions. The highland cattle actively helped the biodiversity of the area. Sadly, following recommendations made by the HSE, the farmer felt he had no choice but to sell and slaughter his herd of cattle. This was due to the complaints of one individual who, by walking with a dog too close to the herd, felt that they were in danger of attack. Baslow Edge is visited by thousands of people every year, who enjoy the sight of these magnificent creatures, are respectful of their space, particularly when the cows have calves, with no incident. This petition is also to show support to the farming community and Mr. Thorp, the farmer who owned the herd of highland cattle on Baslow Edge. Quite simply, the act of removing this herd was uncalled for and a knee-jerk reaction to one individual. 

Sign the petition here