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

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

Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 11:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 12:11 pm
Chesterfield May Day Parade 2018. Pictures by Rachel Atkins.

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

The day began with people assembling outside Chesterfield Town Hall.

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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.