Cromford gets the party started

NDET 23-6-12 MC 19'Rupert Wood, local resident and former pub landlord takes a look at some old photographs of the area in an exhibition at the Methodist Church as part of Celebrating Cromford.
NDET 23-6-12 MC 19'Rupert Wood, local resident and former pub landlord takes a look at some old photographs of the area in an exhibition at the Methodist Church as part of Celebrating Cromford.
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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.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 18'Rupert Wood, local resident and former pub landlord takes a look at some old photographs of the area in an exhibition at the Methodist Church as part of Celebrating Cromford.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 18'Rupert Wood, local resident and former pub landlord takes a look at some old photographs of the area in an exhibition at the Methodist Church as part of Celebrating Cromford.

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.”

NDET 23-6-12 MC 17'Adrian Else with his Godwin Pump (1946/47) at the Celebrating Cromford engines display.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 17'Adrian Else with his Godwin Pump (1946/47) at the Celebrating Cromford engines display.

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.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 16'Adrian Else with his Godwin Pump (1946/47) at the Celebrating Cromford engines display.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 16'Adrian Else with his Godwin Pump (1946/47) at the Celebrating Cromford engines display.

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.”

NDET 23-6-12 MC 15'Milly a donkey from Derwent Valley donkey Sanctuary is pictured with 13 year old Sherie Knowles, volunteer at the sanctuary on their stall at Celebrating Cromford, where they have a guess the name of a donkey and a tombola to raise funds.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 15'Milly a donkey from Derwent Valley donkey Sanctuary is pictured with 13 year old Sherie Knowles, volunteer at the sanctuary on their stall at Celebrating Cromford, where they have a guess the name of a donkey and a tombola to raise funds.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 14'Milly a donkey from Derwent Valley donkey Sanctuary is pictured with 13 year old Sherie Knowles, volunteer at the sanctuary on their stall at Celebrating Cromford, where they have a guess the name of a donkey and a tombola to raise funds.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 14'Milly a donkey from Derwent Valley donkey Sanctuary is pictured with 13 year old Sherie Knowles, volunteer at the sanctuary on their stall at Celebrating Cromford, where they have a guess the name of a donkey and a tombola to raise funds.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 13'A Fowler steam tractor makes its way through the town of Cromford on Saturday for the Celebrating Cromford event.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 13'A Fowler steam tractor makes its way through the town of Cromford on Saturday for the Celebrating Cromford event.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 12'Cromford resident decorated the town with flags for Celebrating Cromford event on Saturday. Clem Wilson is pictured with his son Carl Wilson.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 12'Cromford resident decorated the town with flags for Celebrating Cromford event on Saturday. Clem Wilson is pictured with his son Carl Wilson.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 11'Cromford resident decorated the town with flags for Celebrating Cromford event on Saturday. Clem Wilson is pictured with his son Carl Wilson.

NDET 23-6-12 MC 11'Cromford resident decorated the town with flags for Celebrating Cromford event on Saturday. Clem Wilson is pictured with his son Carl Wilson.

Cromford Primary School hosts its school fair during Celebrating Cromford, Lee Palmer brings along sons Regan, 2, and Jayden, 4 Palmer to the event.

Cromford Primary School hosts its school fair during Celebrating Cromford, Lee Palmer brings along sons Regan, 2, and Jayden, 4 Palmer to the event.