Festival set to close with dozens of events across area

Funfair exhibition 28 market place.'Visitor David Waterfall looking at an old photograph of John Proctor Senior, Grandfather of the present owners of Proctors funfair.
Funfair exhibition 28 market place.'Visitor David Waterfall looking at an old photograph of John Proctor Senior, Grandfather of the present owners of Proctors funfair.

From Zombie Shakespeare to talks about Belper Hidden History, the Discovery Days Festival is set to culminate this week, with dozens of events going-off across the area.

Our photographers have been out and about capturing the goings on at some of the activities around the town this week.

Researchers at Belper Library have been helping people to trace their family roots, while other events have included an open day at Heage Windmill.

We have a guide to all the main goings on planned for the festival until Sunday, November 3 in our weekly events guide on page 23.

Organisers have said the Zombie Shakespeare event on Thursday, October, 31 in the River Gardens is now fully booked,

The Fair will arrive in Belper next week coinciding this year with World Heritage Site Discovery Days and right in the middle of the rides, Proctor’s fair and local fairground specialist Neil Calladine will be helping No 28 Community Hall stage an exhibition celebrating Belper Fair, its history, its people and their way of life.

On Wednesday, October 30, the Belper Civic Forum is holding a free event at No 28 from 7pm to 9pm, “Fair Comment” when people are invited to see the exhibition and share their memories of the fair they visited as children. There will be some stories of old Belper fairs and markets, illustrated by photographs to re-capture the scene and toffee apples to help the atmosphere. Hand-painted traditional art will be on show and refreshments will be available, no booking is required - just turn up on the night.

lFor more information please see the Discovery Days leaflet available from the Library or to be found around Belper, or look at the website www.derwentvalleymills.org/events-calendar