MAY DAY celebrations were in full swing at a village event as thousands turned out to support the day run by a primary school.
Church Broughton Church of England Primary School held its annual traditional May Day celebration in the village crowning a May Queen and King, a display of maypole dancing and a procession.
Villagers took to the streets for the festivities, music and selection of stalls and enjoyed the classic maypole dancing put on by Year 6 pupils from the primary school.
Emma Llewellyn, co-organiser, said: “It was a fabulous day and we were blessed with the lovely weather.
“We had a great turn out for the event.
“It was just a super day all round, everyone enjoyed themselves, the stalls were brilliant and we even had a steel band with kettle drums which created a wonderful atmosphere.
“We held the crowning of the May Queen and Year 6 children from the school took part in the maypole dancing which was wonderful.
“We held the May Day procession down the main street in the village.
“Children wore Brazilian head dresses.
“It was very well attended.
“We’d estimate about a thousand people came down for the celebration which was fantastic, it was very busy.
“It’s an annual event run by the school which we like to hold every year.”
More details of upcoming school events in Church Broughton are available by logging on to www.churchbroughton.derbyshire.sch.uk
Village events are also posted online at www.churchbroughton.com