Proud Cromford folk gathered together to celebrate their home in style.
The eighth annual Celebrating Cromford took place over the weekend – and proved to be a real shin–dig.
The event kicked off on Friday with the arrival of Cromford’s very own Olympic torch to an angelic chorus from Dale Diva.
Chairman Mole Vessey said: “The Olympic torch arrived and we had Dale Diva singing.
“We lit the Cromford Flame outside the community centre and it was a great beginning.
“After that the football and cricket teams started the traction engine pull up Cromford Hill.”
The hard–working teams managed to drag the huge engine up the hill, pulling it around four or five metres past last year’s mark.
There was live entertainment from bands such as Rampage Brass Band, Harriet McDonald, The Scarthin Band and The Northern Monkeys over the weekend.
Cromford Primary School held a fair on the Saturday, which included a mini zoo featuring tarantulas, snakes and big insects.
Also on Saturday was the Cromford Kanter Fell Race, which was followed by Cromford’s own Village Olympics on the school playing fields.
Cromford Open Gardens was as popular an attraction as ever, with 24 gardens being shown off on the Sunday.
Mole said: “It was an amazing weekend. Celebrating Cromford brings everyone out.
“I think we just like to do it because we can and everyone gets involved.”