Crowds flock to top festival

SP92418 Niamh Henstock gets creative at Chatsworth road festival.

SP92418 Niamh Henstock gets creative at Chatsworth road festival.

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FUN-SEEKING crowds are celebrating life on one of the best-known roads in Chesterfield.

Residents and businesses have been enjoying a jam-packed programme of entertainment and activities as part of the Chatsworth Road Festival.

SP92419 Mary Kane, Ann Havercroft, Dianna Ravnes forraging on Charsworth Road.

SP92419 Mary Kane, Ann Havercroft, Dianna Ravnes forraging on Charsworth Road.

The attraction boasts a number of events organised by local businesses, groups and institutions with highlights including poetry from Matt Black, the new Derbyshire Poet Laureate, a food festival, a beer festival, live music and exhibitions.

Deirdre Gage, who chairs the festival, which started on Saturday, said: “Thousands of people have been milling around so far.

“Everyone’s having a really good time, creating a lovely feeling on this fantastic stretch of road.

“We’ve been delighted with the absolutely stunning weather too,” she added.

The attraction ends this Sunday with a pub quiz all about Brampton.

The challenge, organised by the Brampton Living History Group, will take place at the Britannia Inn from 8pm.

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