VIDEO: Thousands celebrate the return of Chesterfield Carnival

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Thousands of people have descended on a Cheserfield park for the town’s carnival.

The glorious sunshine ensured that the return of Chesterfield Carnival was a great success after a 25 year gap.

Chesterfield carnival parade.
Chesterfield carnival parade.

Festivities kicked off with a parade through the streets of the town to Stand Road Park led by the Chesterfield Musketeers, before the event was officially opened by the original founder of the carnival, Trevor Oldfield.

Families enjoyed attractions including fairground rides, games, stalls and live music.

The idea to resurrect the community event was that of busy Chesterfield mum Maria Davison, aged 32.

Her idea grew from a small gala raising funds for the Ashgate Hospice into organising a carnival.

Chesterfield carnival. Ryliegh and Harliegh Gregory eating ice lollies.
Chesterfield carnival. Ryliegh and Harliegh Gregory eating ice lollies.

Mick Bagshaw, who helped Maria organist the event, said: “It’s been fantastic.

“We have a few hurdles along the way, which we’ve not only jumped over but demolished.

“We’ve already been approached about doing it again next year but making it a two day event.”

 

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