Big week of fun about to begin

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A gruelling hill climb time trial, tug of war and an art exhibition are just some of the events in store for folk during Winster Wakes Week.

But the big day will be carnival Saturday, when Winster’s Main Street will be thronged with people all afternoon.

The week of fun kicks off on Sunday with the crowning of the Queen, brass band concert and car treasure hunt.

On Tuesday you can visit the church to view the art exhibition and listen to jazz.

Winster Country Show takes place on Thursday in the marquee next to the school, where in the afternoon there is a cafe with home-made cakes.

The annual hill race starts from the Market House at 7.30pm.

Matlock Cycling Club will lead the way during the East Beast Cycle Hill Climb - a gruelling time trial from the Bowling Green pub up East Bank to the Miners Standard - but the challenge is open to all riders over 12 years old.

Registration will take place from 6.30pm at the Bowling Green for a 7.30pm start. Under-18s will need written parental consent and must wear a crash helmet.

On Carnival Saturday there will be a parade led by Ashbourne Town Band, fancy dress, morris dancing, a juggler and unicyclist, Punch and Judy, craft and produce stalls, tug-o-war, cafe and a bar selling Hartington Bitter straight from the barrel.

In the evening activity moves to the marquee, where there is a disco, bungee run, children’s football and other fun.