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PICTURES: Fun day to boost Staveley playing fields

Tilly Bagshaw won this giant tiger at the fun day.
Tilly Bagshaw won this giant tiger at the fun day.

A family fun day at a Staveley park put a smile on lots of people’s faces.

The Friends of Staveley King George V Park group held the event in glorious sunshine on Sunday.

Leanne Green and sister Bethany ride down a giant slide.

Leanne Green and sister Bethany ride down a giant slide.

There was plenty on offer, including competitions, stalls, bowling, a fun fair and performances from Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band.

The fun day also gave families the chance to learn more about multi-million pound plans to boost the park and improve facilities in the future.

Mick Wilson, coordinator of the Friends of Staveley King George V Park group, said: “It all went very well and the weather certainly helped. Hundreds of people learned more about our exiting plans for the park and expressed an interest in helping us achieve our future dreams.

“They also had lots of fun.

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band, conducted by Richard Windle.

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band, conducted by Richard Windle.

“Thank you to everyone involved.”

The park opened in 1939 after the death of King George V in 1936 and boasts a number of facilities.

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Thrill-seeker Demi Leigh-Hancock on the bungee ropes.

Thrill-seeker Demi Leigh-Hancock on the bungee ropes.

Patriotic Hidi Drabble bought a hobby horse.

Patriotic Hidi Drabble bought a hobby horse.

Zain Wildig had a go on the paintball range.

Zain Wildig had a go on the paintball range.

Taking part in the sack races were Maria Wilson, Grace Garratt and Kegan Betts.

Taking part in the sack races were Maria Wilson, Grace Garratt and Kegan Betts.

Linda and Michael Dew looking at the plans for the park.

Linda and Michael Dew looking at the plans for the park.

Visitors were encouraged to have a go at bowls. Left to right are Paul Stokes, Julie Tabron and her son Daniel.

Visitors were encouraged to have a go at bowls. Left to right are Paul Stokes, Julie Tabron and her son Daniel.

Chairman of Staveley council Helen Elliott has a steady hand as she tries to move the bar along the wire. She is watched by Councillor Joanne Barnett.

Chairman of Staveley council Helen Elliott has a steady hand as she tries to move the bar along the wire. She is watched by Councillor Joanne Barnett.