CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Carnivals & Parades

Crich Carnival and the Whit Parades were large and popular events.

Read Tony Lester's account of the 1934 carnival.

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Crich Parade

Photo courtesy R. M. Larimore
Crich Carnival
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
Red Lion Fritchley carnival
Outside the Red Lion at Fritchley
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Carnival
Outside the Red Lion at Fritchley
Crich Carnival

Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Carnival Float at Crich
Carnival Float leaving Fritchley
Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall
Crich carnival 1923
Crich Carnival 1923
Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall
Crich Carnival 1923
Crich Carnival 1923
Photo courtesy Alan & Cheryl Thompson
Crich Carnival 1935
Jean Alexander Breed front left aged ten.
She was the daughter of the Crich policeman "Bobby" Breeds
Photo courtesy of Sue Worboys
Crich Carnival 1938
Carnival King and Queen June 1938
Crich Carnival Queen
Carnival Queen 1952
Courtesy Mrs Christine Cummings (née Jackson)
Crich Carnival Queen
Derbyshire Times: Friday September 26, 1952
CRICH CARNIVAL ROYALTY

The Queen (Miss Olive Goldsmith, with her attendants after the crowning ceremony in the Market Place.
Crich went gay on Saturday for a carnival organized by Crich Parish Coronation Committee, to raise funds for celebrations on Coronation Day. As a long procession of gaily attired pedestrians, and vehicles, led by Crich Silver Band and the Carnival Queen and her retinue, wended its way through the village, a large band of collectors had little difficulty in extracting their toll from onlookers, and the proceeds of the collection and attractions on the carnival field made a total profit of about £150. This brings the funds of the Committee to £200 raised in two months.
A large crowd waited in the Market Place for the arrival, on a huge wagon, of the Carnival Queen (Miss Olive Goldsmith) and her eight attendants the Misses S. Black, M. Harrison, H. Petts, J. Hinds, M. Broughton, C. Jackson, P. Cowlishaw and J. Holmes.

Crich Carnival
Photo courtesy Elizabeth Griffiths
Crich Carnival
Crich Players in Crich Carnival 1960s
L to R: Peggy Else, ? , Barbara Haslam, Roy Else, Steve Jackson, Michael Braithwaite, Vera Lee
Photo courtesy Tony Lester
Royal Infirmary float
Taken in the early 1920s
Lorry from the Lester Brothers (with solid tyres)
Ivor Lester standing with Joyce Lester at the rear
Photo courtesy Elizabeth Bunting
Whatstandwell Carnival
Outside Chase Cliff, Whatstandwell Carnival.
Joan Beresford as Carnival Queen.
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell

Crich Brass leading a march towards Town End
Crich parade
Crich Band on Bownes Hill
Parade down Bowns Hill
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
March past St Mary's Church
Crich Parade
Crich Band on the Common
Parade along the Common
Photo courtesy Beryl Calladine
Crich parade
Procession along the Common towards the Market Place
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
March along the Common, banner for the Derby Royal Infirmary
Carnival float

Infirmary Float

Infirmary float
Carnival float in the Market Place
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich parade
Marching with the banner for the Derby Royal Infirmary
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
Parade past the King's Arms along the Common
Crich Parade
Parade along the Common
Photo courtesy Beryl Calladine
Crich Band Whitsunday March
Crich Brass leading the Whitsunday March along the Common
Infirmary parade
Parade from Town End towards the Cross
Crich Band at Town End
Parade from Town End towards the Cross
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
March down Cromford Road past the church
Photo courtesy Clifford Raven
Photo of Wakes Parade
Parade down the Common about 1909
Ladies in black are of the Perry family in mourning for father Henry
Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall
Crich Parade
Parade outside the church
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
Parade along the Common
Crich soldiers
Returning soldiers from WWI
Fritchley parade
Parade crossing Whatstandwell Bridge

Scout parade in Crich
Crich Scouts marching down Bowns Hills
Crich Parade
Photo courtesy Nellie Brumwell
Crich Parade
Parade from the Cross towards Town End.
Note the men wearing sashes of Oddfellows and Buffaloes
Crich Band in 1931
Outside the church in 1931
Crich Parade
Photo courtesy Hilda TurnerCrich Parade
Outside the church 1969
Photo courtesy Hilda Turner
Crich Parade
Outside the church 1977
Photo courtesy Hilda Turner
Crich Parade
Outside the church 1980

Several of the photographs are from a family album, the owner of which wishes to remain anonymous.

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