FESTIVITIES were in full flow on Saturday afternoon when the Cromford Christmas market opened for business.
The first event of its kind on Scarthin Promenade with 25 traders setting out their stalls selling all kinds of cakes, home-made cards, preserves, jewellery and local ale.
There were choirs and orchestras to help provide a festive backing track, and seasonal refreshments including mulled wine, roast chestnuts and pork and stuffing cobs available.
Organiser Dave Greenhough said: “I think for a first attempt it was very good, I would say there were hundreds of people there. I’ve personally never seen the village pull together like that, it was incredible.”
All the money raised will go towards the sports pavilion rebuilding project, including £500 donated by Garry Purdy of Derbyshire County Council.
There are hopes that work can begin on the project late next year.