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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The July sun shone all day and drew thousands of visitors to Belper's 13th Summer Food, Drink & Craft Festival, reflecting the continuing regeneration of the town.

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Derbyshire Agricultural & Horticultural Society organised another excellent and successful show for its 139th, which was celebrating a return to the Elvaston Showground.

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The annual dinner for members of Derbyshire's Lieutenancy took place in mid-June at Hassop Hall, near Bakewell. 

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The banks of the Derwent below Chatsworth House were thronged with people as thousands arrived to enjoy a vibrant event that was jam-packed with lovely things to look at and purchase, inspiring ideas to try at home and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Chesterfield's sixth annual Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield, took place in June at the town's Casa Hotel, hosted by Peak FM presenter, Craig Bailey.

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The Right Reverend Libby Lane was installed as the Eighth Bishop of Derby at the Cathedral Church of All Saints.

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It was a wonderful evening of celebration at Barrow Hill Roundhouse when over 70 guests from a range of heritage organisations attended the 11th Derbyshire Heritage Awards.

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The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire hosted a reception in the Painted Hall to mark the start of the annual Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials.

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Alfie Boe, S Club 7 and Gary Barlow were among the performers.

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Over 200 people gathered at Pride Park Stadium for the tenth annual Derbyshire Tennis Awards.

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The Brailsford & District Ploughing and Hedgecutting Society gathered at Burton Albion.

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Thousands flocked to the town on a bright Shrove Tuesday for this year's annual event.

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Derby Museums impressive new World Collection gallery - Objects of Love, Hope and Fear - was opened late last year by broadcaster and arts reporter Geeta Pendse.

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The Celestial Ball paid tribute to the beautiful constellation drawings of John Flamsteed in Derby Museums' collections

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The event was held at the RBL's Ypres Lodge.

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The inaugural presentation event for the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust's (DHBT) Architecture Awards took place in early November at Elvaston Castle.

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A new bronze sculpture called 'Bird of Happiness' by Simon Gudgeon, was unveiled as 'a permanent marker of the foundation of the marina in 2008.'

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The 113th Brailsford Ploughing Match early in October attracted crowds of visitors keen to celebrate the countryside and local farming life.

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The uplifting service organised by High Sheriff Lucy Palmer took place at Derby Cathedral on 14th October and was preceded by a reception and luncheon at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

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