PICTURES: Carnival feel at Chesterfield’s sun-soaked May Day parade

Chesterfield May Day Parade 2018. Pictures by Rachel Atkins.
Chesterfield May Day Parade 2018. Pictures by Rachel Atkins.

Glorious sunshine gave Chesterfield’s annual May Day parade a carnival feel as residents enjoyed music and entertainment in the town centre.

Chesterfield hosts the most prestigious May Day gala in the country – held every year since May Day became a bank holiday in 1978.

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The day began with people assembling outside Chesterfield Town Hall.

With banners aloft, a march was led through the town by the Ireland Colliery Brass Band.

Len McCluskey, the leader of Britain’s biggest union, UNITE, was the main speaker.