The famous Matlock Bath Boxing Day raft event returned to the River Derwent for its 60th anniversary.

Pictures as famous Matlock Bath Boxing Day raft race returns for 60th anniversary

The famous Matlock Bath Boxing Day raft event returned to the River Derwent for its 60th anniversary after two years high and dry.

By Tim Paget
Monday, 27th December 2021, 4:14 pm

These pictures, captured by photographer Nick Rhodes, of Chesterfield, show competitors passing under Cromford Meadows road bridge at the event’s finish line.

The event was cancelled due to flooding in 2019 and Covid in 2020, and despite more choppy conditions in 2021 the volunteers who organise it managed to keep things afloat.

A flotilla of around 40 rafts launched near Cawdor quarry in Matlock on Boxing Day morning.

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