Ripley well dressing fair full of the joys of spring

Ripley was bursting with sound and colour on Sunday, as the town council hosted its annual spring fair.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 1:57 pm
Ripley Academy of Dance put on a performance for a delighted crowd.

The event featured crafts, performances, children’s rides, blessing of the well-dressing, and the launch of a community ‘wool bombing’ project.Resident Deborah Girling said: “It was fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved.”The well dressing was created by pupils at St John’s Primary School, with help from Denby Pottery, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.Charles Cutting said: “It is a fantastic piece of work and one of the best well dressings we have had for some time.”

Tiger Amilia Swailes had her face painted.
A twinkle-toed ballerina from Ripley Academy of Dance.
Evie Abbott holds the Meadow road wool bomb.
The performance had the audience jumping for joy.
Riding like the wind is Drew Rowland.
Richard Seagrave and his son Hugo looking at the well dressing.
The dance performance included some modern takes on the traditional spring garland routines.
Vivienne Palfreman looks at the All Saints church wool bomb.
Kara Robinson and the People for Places mascot share a high-five.
Kimberley and Annie Millhouse and Jacky Ryan check out the Friends of Cromford Canal wool bomb.
Enjoying an ice cream is Chloe Padley.