Park is packed as Alfreton parties

nrhn 080911: Warming up: The crowd gets cosy by the band stage earlier on in the afternoon.
nrhn 080911: Warming up: The crowd gets cosy by the band stage earlier on in the afternoon.
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hundreds of revellers flocked into Alfreton’s recreation ground at the weekend for the town’s tenth Party in the Park.

On Sunday townsfolk enjoyed a plethora of end-of-summer activities at the well-attended event, which costs around £15,000 to host each year.

nrhn 080911 All the fun of the fair: A bustling fairground had something for everyone to enjoy at Alfreton Park on Sunday.

nrhn 080911 All the fun of the fair: A bustling fairground had something for everyone to enjoy at Alfreton Park on Sunday.

Youngsters enjoyed rides on seaside donkeys, as well as gazing at reindeers and micro pigs. There was also a bandstand staging a roster of eight local acts, including competition winners, Mid-Life Crisis. The rockers won a heated battle of the bands earlier in the year for a chance to play on the day.

Elsewhere, the more adventurous took to one of the several high energy fairground rides available.

Born and bred Alfreton man and organiser of the event Liam Connel, 48, from Alma Street, was thrilled after another successful year.

He added: “We had 70 stewards that all came to help out, they did a fantastic job. We get really great support from the local community.”