ICYMI : Carnival Season 2018 Glossop, Charlesworth and Chisworth : Early July across the High Peak, at least this year has seen the full embrace of summer with some terrific weather, and in terms of the weekend’s activities, the bulk of carnival season across the High Peak, with carnival’s taking place in many of the towns and villages across the area.
As I said last year and it still stands for most folk attending, a local carnival, it means a day of fun which this year was in the sun, seeing interesting acts or taking part in an interesting activity, but for those that are involved in putting together the event, the final actual day or days, will be the end of many months of planning and much work, whether it’s a weekend in the park like Glossop’s, or the more traditional parade and day on the ‘rec’ like Charlesworth, we have to offer many thanks to all those and in many cases it’s a small and dedicated band that take the time to put together these community events, which as well as providing something to do on a weekend, quite often also play a significant role in helping local groups to fundraise, from duck races to raffles, lucky dips and more.
So, for those of you that have a grumble that your local event didn’t include something you would have liked, or too much of the stuff you don’t like – keep an eye out a little later in the year and put your money where your mouth is and offer that bit of help to the volunteers who have put together these events, quite often with limited help on the ‘committee’.
This is especially the case for all those that bemoan the fact the Glossop no longer has a parade, but with a limited band of volunteers and ever-growing requirements to arrange and get support to make sure these events continue to take place, you can’t get everything unless there’s folk willing to help.
The last day of June and the first day of July saw this year’s Glossop Carnival weekend, in Glossop’s Manor Park organized by the stalwarts of the Glossop Arts and Leisure Association.
As with last year I only attended on the Saturday this year, hearing the great sound of the Arnfield Brass Band, the talented dancers of the Centre Stage Academy of Dance & Fitness, along with the great acrobatics of the Black Eagle Acrobats you can see a few glimpses of the event below, with more on display at : https://www.gallery.anthonymckeown.photography/Glossop-Carnival-2018/
Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival
Taking place yesterdays was the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival, which starts with a traditional carnival parade which sets off from St Margarets and processes up through the village ending up at the ‘Rec’.
The parade was led by the great Arnfield Brass Band and features vehicle and walking floats from local groups, schools, and organisations, along with carnival royalty, the whole event has a strong friendly community feel, with the scarecrow trail and all the activities on the ‘Rec’ adding to that the community feel, and as above all Hannah and the team of volunteers who work to put the event together deserve our thanks.
With the great bubble man keeping the kids entertained, a beer tent, barbecue by the scouts, fell running, military demo and more, a great local event.
You can see a few images from the Carnival below, and there’s more at : https://www.gallery.anthonymckeown.photography/Charlesworth-and-Chisworth-Carnival-2018/