Dish Do is a success

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A community has been celebrating a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of year.

The Dish Do comprises of the presentation of the Miners Standard Dish – a bronze dish that was made during the reign of Kind Henry VII and presented by the Earl of Shrewsbury with the instruction that it remain in Moot Hall, Wirksworth.

Among the many events held to mark the anniversary of this first presentation, a display of mining in the area was held in the Parish Rooms called ‘Under Your Feet’.

Members of the Wirksworth Miners Research Group dressed up as miners from the 1800s to teach people about the area’s history.

The group put on a demonstration at Bage Mine, Bolehill, and illuminated the mine for fascinated onlookers’ enjoyment.

Photographs taken by pupils from Anthony Gell School were also shown.