Wirksworth Carnival had double the party spirit

NMAM 4-6-12 BWJ 10 Wirksworth Carnival Queen 'Shannon Louise Temperton.
NMAM 4-6-12 BWJ 10 Wirksworth Carnival Queen 'Shannon Louise Temperton.

The weekends showers did little to dampen the spirits in Wirksworth as the town celebrated the annual carnival alongside the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The three-day-long event started with the Blessing of the Wells as the town centre transformed into life with a farmers market and numerous stalls and activities.

From noon onwards a community picnic took place to mark the Jubilee and Wirksworth’s very own Carnival Queen, Shannon-Louise Temperton, was crowned.

Chairman of the Wirksworth Carnival Committee, Chris Booth, said: “It was a fantastic day and we had a very good turnout.

For lots more pictures and details see this week’s MatlockMercury out on Thursday.