Who do you recognise in our school harvest festival photos?
Who do you recognise in our school harvest festival photos?

Look at this rich crop of retro photos showing how Derbyshire schoolchildren have honoured the harvest season

Harvest festivals have been part of culture since the pagan times and celebrate the safe gathering in of the crops that feed us.

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Schools and churches mark the occasion by collecting produce and giving thanks for them at services.

These days the donated food is usually distributed by charities to the needy.

In years gone by schoolchildren would deliver boxes of vegetables, fruit and tinned foods to the elderly, infirm or those in need within the community where they lived.

Here’s a look back at how Derbyshire schools marked the harvest festival season.

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