It was just another Friday morning – a helicopter or two, several police cars stationed around the village , an unmarked Landrover and two limousines. It was Prince Edward on his Derbyshire tour and Birchover was the venue for a presentation of Duke of Edinburgh awards to schoolchildren. The ceremony took place on Birchover playing fields and afterwards the prince chatted with local residents. He agreed to a photo for the web site at no charge and asked about the site and its use. All in a day’s walk. See things to do in birchover.