Heanor celebrates at May Day event

NRHNLM110502A8 - Heanor May day Gala. Maypole dancing in the market place
NRHNLM110502A8 - Heanor May day Gala. Maypole dancing in the market place

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.

NRHNLM110502A7 - Heanor May day Gala. Martha Atkin, six and George Atkin eight on the teacup ride

NRHNLM110502A7 - Heanor May day Gala. Martha Atkin, six and George Atkin eight on the teacup ride

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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NRHNLM110502A5 - Heanor May day Gala. Heage Windmillers perform

NRHNLM110502A5 - Heanor May day Gala. Heage Windmillers perform

NRHNLM110502A10 - Heanor May day Gala.  Raising funds for Langley community church, with a plant salel,book sale and bear raffle, Neil the bear, Tyler Hollingsworth, six and Helen Beresford

NRHNLM110502A10 - Heanor May day Gala. Raising funds for Langley community church, with a plant salel,book sale and bear raffle, Neil the bear, Tyler Hollingsworth, six and Helen Beresford

NRHNLM110502A4 - Heanor May day Gala.Mayor Of Heanor Cllr Bob Janes officailly opens the event

NRHNLM110502A4 - Heanor May day Gala.Mayor Of Heanor Cllr Bob Janes officailly opens the event