Festive fun for village

Father Christmas will be switching the lights on at a Rowsley shopping village on Saturday, November 19.

The Peak Village Santa Express will steaming in for the festive event which will see a range of activities taking place including a chance for youngsters to visit Santa’s grotto.

More festive fun will follow in December, with carol singing from Rowsley School children on December 10 and the Tideswell male voice choir performing on December 17.

Terrence Morgan of Peak Village said: “It’s fair to say this has been a difficult year for many people, but it already seems clear that people are really determined to make this year’s Christmas celebrations something special to remember.”