Sing–song for jubilee

Matlock Mercury May 7 1977. Bolehill carol singers.
Matlock Mercury May 7 1977. Bolehill carol singers.

A fitting memory from 25 years ago – this group of singers were raising money for the Queen’s jubilee.

The group of carollers were from Bolehill and they featured in the Matlock Mercury on Saturday, May 7, 1977.

The villagers had come up with the idea of having a sing –song to raise money for the jubilee celebrations, just as countless groups and organisations are doing for the Queen’s Diamond jubilee celebrations at the moment.

Some of the singers chose to dress in old time costumes for the event in a bid to really get into the spirit of the occasion.

A selection of old time songs were sung by the group, which went down well with the public.

In total, the singers raised £20 for their efforts.

The money went towards the Bolehill and Steeple Grange Jubilee Fund.

The picture was submitted to the Mercury by Beryl Webster, of Bolehill, who found the newspaper article among her possessions.

Beryl featured in the picture herself.