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.
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.
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.