It’s a ton up for Hall Leys

HAPPY HUNDRED: All Saints pupils and other dignitaries at the flower bed in the Sunken Gardens
HAPPY HUNDRED: All Saints pupils and other dignitaries at the flower bed in the Sunken Gardens

People had tons of fun as Hall Leys Park celebrated its 100th birthday in style last week.

Pupils from Matlock’s All Saints School joined in the festivities on Thursday, 23 June, singing Happy Birthday to the District Council’s popular park and to three people who share its birthday.

Niamh Lloyd, a pupil at All Saints Infants’ School, was marking her fifth birthday, Ciara McGlinchey, who attends Bakewell Junior School, was turning seven, while Harley Lowndes from Kniveton was celebrating his 77th birthday.

Councillor Judith Twigg planted a commemorative tree to complete the impressive avenue of limes along the riverside Broadwalk.

On hand was a 100th birthday cake baked by the Matlock in Bloom group, there was the official unveiling of a celebratory floral display prepared by the District Council’s parks team and three new navigational signs were also installed in the park.

The target for 2011 is for the Green Flag park to stage 100 centenary events - and people are still being urged to continue to come up with their own ideas.