Belper Food & Drink… & Heat

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Admin under Derbyshire, Uncategorized

Belper Food & Drink 2013 001I’ve just processed my photos from the recent Belper Food & Drink Festival and it’s reminded me of a day I felt proud to consider myself a Belperian.  The Festival began in 2007 in the rain, and with a couple of dozen stalls.  It rained on the next four festivals, though the stalls and the crowds increased.  Last year, the event truly arrived: 80 stalls and sunshine, with a craft and arts trail element added.

This year, it was consolidation.  Over 100 stalls and even more crowds revelling in the atmosphere and wilting in the heat.  I have never seen Belper heaving with so many people.  Below is a gallery of 24 photos, some of which will form the July montage of my Belper Calendar.

Better still, I nipped down to the River Gardens to snap the well dressings and captured another calendar page – of boaters on the Derwent.


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