"Celebrating Cromford 2010"
Photos of Cromford in Derbyshire village festival on 18, 19 & 20 June 2010

Lester Simpson and Chris Thompson
                                            Photo:  Y Daykin

Lester Simpson, local musician and folk singer, opened Celebrating Cromford 2010 in the Community Centre,
and went on to present prizes to the winners of the children's painting and short story competitions.
He is pictured above left with Chris Thompson, chairman of the CC Committee.

Cromford in Celebration.
Community Centre, Cromford
                                                  Photo:  R Smith
Scarthin, Cromford
                                                      Photo:  R Smith
Above: View down Scarthin


Left: Cromford Community Centre

Arkwright's shop, Cromford
                                                    Photo:  R Smith
  Above: Arkwright's shop, Cromford

Members of Matlock Rugby Club pulled the 8ton Fowler Tiger traction engine from the Community Centre to the Bell Inn on Cromford Hill. Built in 1917 and weighing 8 tons, the engine belongs to Dave and Sue Cope of Cromford.
Start of traction engine tug
                                  Photo:  Y Daykin  
Traction engine at Bell Inn
                                                                        Photo:  R Smith

There was a wide variety of stalls on North Street and Scarthin Promenade.
WI stall  Cromford
Photo:  Y Daykin

Above: WI book stall on North Street    

Scarthin, Cromford
                                            Photo:  Y Daykin

            Above: Stalls on Scarthin

Scarthin, Cromford
                                                    Photo:  Y Daykin

St Mary's Church held a flower festival and served cream teas.
St Mary's Church, Cromford
                                            Photos:  R Smith
St Mary's Church, Cromford

Annette Lowe and her dancing dogs performed on the church lawn.
Dancing dogs Dancing dogs Dancing dogs Dancing dogs
          Photos: R Daykin

Junk4Funk - children at the playgroup and the school made musical instruments out of junk materials.
  They showed them off around the village after the school fete on Saturday.
Children also enjoyed a circus skills workshop and parachute games.
  Arts Development Derbyshire Dales gave a grant towards this event.
junk4funk, Cromford school
                                            Photo:  Y Daykin
junk4funk parade                                              Photo:  R Smith
junk4funk, Cromford school
                                                  Photos:  R Smith
junk4funk, Cromford school junk4funk
parachute games,Cromford school
                                                  Photo:  R Walker
circus skills, Cromford school
                                                                              Photo:  R Walker

Some of the many events for visitors to enjoy: a well dressing at the school, a stationary engine display at the Methodist church, model railway exhibition at the Community Centre.
well dressing, Cromford school
                                          Photos:  R Smith
Stationary engine display, Cromford Exhibit at the model railway exhibition, Cromford

Wayzgoose Morris dancers, DaleDiva and folk singer Helen Shilladay entertained visitors.
Wayzgoose Morris Dancers
Photo:  R Smith   
DaleDiva                                                   Photo:  R Smith Helen Shilladay, folk singer                              Photo:  Y Daykin

An artist on Scarthin. A gundog demonstration near Alison House and the joint St Mary's and Methodist service on Scarthin.
artist on Scarthin Gun dog training demonstration
                                                  Photos this row:  R Smith
Joint church service, Scarthin

Pisani Ltd, marble importers, held an open day at their site on the A6 at High Peak Junction.
The Orthodox chapel, converted from a field barn, is beautifully decorated inside.
Chapel at Pisani's
Photo:  Y Daykin   
Interior of chapel at Pisani's                                                   Photo:  Y Daykin Marble stocks at Pisani's                              Photo:  R Daykin

Waiting for the winning duck to appear under Cromford Bridge.
The English football team in the chemist's window, and a decorated duck.
end of duck race, Cromford Bridge Duck display in chemist window


Left: Cromford Meadows.

Decorated duck
      Photos: Y Daykin
Watch two short videos of The Pitz playing on Scarthin on Saturday evening.

Pitz play on Scarthin
                                                      Photo: Y Daykin


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