CAPPING off a celebratory weekend in our towns was another successful bank holiday gala event on the Heanor Market Place.
Crowds gathered around the maypole to see the traditional dance performed by the Heage Windmilllers.
A bevy of 12 stalls graced the square with food, games and tombolas. And further morris dancing entertainment was provided by the Ripley-based Green Garters group andBelper’s Folk Friendzy.
In the former fire station, on Wilmot Street, Heanor Historical Society held a display of old photographs of the town. And for the children, the popular Teddy’s Leap of Faith’ returned. On page one we show young Amy and Kerry Maskell queueing up with their teddy bears to see them make a parachute jump off the top of St Lawrence’s Church to raise money for the church itself. Heanor Mayor Cllr Bob Janes said: “We had the stalls, we had the dancing and luckily we had the weather. We should never get rid of May Day as a Bank Holiday!”
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