"Celebrating Cromford 2011"
Photos of Cromford in Derbyshire's village festival on 17, 18 & 19 June 2011

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Ally Law and Mole Vessey
                                                Photo:  Roy Smith
Ally Law conducting
                                                    Photo:  Y Daykin  
Cromford's Ally Law launched the weekend's festivities at the Community Centre on Friday evening.
She is pictured with Mole Vessey, Chairman of the CC committee, and (right) conducting the award winning DaleDiva chorus.

Traction Engine Pull

Start of traction engine tug
Traction engine on The Hill
                                                                        Photos:  R Smith
The Baileans womens' hockey team 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.

Traction engine on North St
Photo:  Y Daykin    

Ripley Morris, North St.
                                            Photo:  Ian Evetts

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.

Priest at Pisani chapel, Cromford Plaque, Pisani chapel, Cromford Inside Pisani chapel, Cromford Display at Pisani chapel, Cromford
          Photos: R Smith
Lining up for the fell race.                            

Lining up for the fell race
                                            Photos:  R Smith

The start of the children's costume procession  

Costume procession

A volunteer, Cromford
                          Photos left and right:  Ian Evetts
Procession, Cromford
Pledging allegiance, Cromford
                                                    Photo:  Roy Smith

Children in Georgian costume led by Peter Arkwright's Company of Volunteers marched to the Community Centre, where they pledged allegiance to George III.

Model railway
Exhibit, Cromford
                                  Photos:  Roy Smith  

        Some of the displays at the annual model railway exhibition
at the Community Centre
Exhibit, Cromford

Exhibit, Cromford

Events included a demonstration of gun dogs at work and a mini zoo.
Gun dog
                       Photos:  Roy Smith
Gun dog Mini zoo Mini zoo

The popular duck race and decorating duck competition have become an annual event.
Launching the ducks
Decorated ducks
                                                                              Photos:  Roy Smith

Stalls on North Street and Scarthin sold a variety of goods.
Stall on North Street
                                        Photos:  Roy Smith
The Derwent Valley Donkey Sanctuary stall

Stall items
Photos:  Roy Smith   
Cakes                                                    Cards                              Dolls

A display of photographs at Cromford school.

Photo display

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