There are some times when you just feel very small, and overwhelmed to be a part of something much bigger than yourself, and last weekend was one of those times.
Over the Bank Holiday, Heanor really showed the world that we know how to party, with a fantastic celebration which began on Saturday morning with the now famous Community Fair, and carried on right through the weekend to Monday with a whole day of fun and entertainment in Marlpool.
This was a triumph for the whole of the town, with hundreds of people from all over the community coming together, enjoying the occasion and having fun.
The Marlpool celebration was the real jewel in the crown of the weekend (if you pardon the pun) with hundreds of local people turning out to enjoy the sports games on the park organised by Emma Warren from Village Games, the stalls and activities at All Saints Church and the fabulous marching band parade along Ilkeston Road down to Shipley Garden Centre and Shipley Nursing Home before finishing at Shipley Parish Rooms. Many then stayed on to enjoy the bands and entertainment through the afternoon and into the evening at the Queens Head before a hardy committed group went up to Hardy Barn to watch our local MP Nigel Mills light the Jubilee Beacon.
The organisation of the whole weekend was near faultless, and we would like to congratulate everyone involved for a fantastic job, particularly Alex Stevenson (of our very own Imperial Builders), Jane and Gary Wells, Pat Johnson, Rev Karen Padley and George Thomas of the Queens Head. Thanks are also due to all the volunteers who helped to run the event, including the fabulous team on the Derbyshire Blood Service motorbikes who helped control the parade, and all the marshalls along the way.
Huge thanks should also go to Jason Hicking of Replica Imaging for taking some amazing photographs, a collection of which is now available to buy, with a percentage of the proceeds going to charity, but the biggest thanks of all goes to you, the public, for turning out in support of our local area and making this the huge success that it was!
Thank you Heanor!
Member since: 10th July 2012
Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...