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.

Any further information, dates or names please let us know:

Email contact@crichparish.co.uk

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

 

Photos courtesy Geoff Dawes archive

Fritchley Carnival 1930s

Fritchley carnival in the 1930s

Whit walk at Crich

Whit walk and music in Crich Market Place

Whit walk at Crich

Whit walk

 

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