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BMW band play at Wirksworth

BMW band play at Wirksworth

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AN EXTRAVAGANZA of yuletide cheer brought hundreds of festive folk into Wirksworth over the weekend.

A timetable of tinsel-draped events is already underway and Saturday proved a busy one which saw a farmers’ market, live music, a craft and produce fair, the Christmas tree festival followed by a peace ceremony in the memorial gardens and a lantern procession to Market Place led by BMW Brass Band.

Deputy mayor of Wirksworth, Cllr Mike Ratcliffe, said: “The town looks really festive and has that Wirksworth character about it. There’s a great community spirit.”

The festive events continue with Wirksworth Heritage Centre hosting free family fun sessions this weekend, a flood-lit carol service in Middleton Millennium Garden on Tuesday and the Middleton School Christingel on December 19.