We all had a wonderful time

Can I express our appreciation through your columns for the show put on by the Matlock traders on Saturday night. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food was good and the ambiance great.

Beyond this, it makes a refreshing change from the usual response to poor trading of car parking charges, supermarkets etc. And sure enough I spent 20 quid that I otherwise would not have done.

And let’s not forget that without the Parks team, financed by the community, we would not have the beautiful setting in which to enjoy the show.

I suspect the weather had much to do with the success and any repeat will be a hostage to inclement weather, but please don’t be deterred.

Peter Hartill