Reaching out to a new generation of ‘Derbyshire royalty’

Derbyshire’s villages are renowned for their community traditions: from well dressings to morris dancing; pancake races to cheese hurling. Leonie Martin talks to a former ‘Queen of Derbyshire’, Claire Walker, about carnival royalty, its traditions and the need to reach out to a new generation of would-be royalty to represent their community.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II will celebrate her 90th birthday in April. During her official birthday weekend in June, some 10,000 guests have been invited to “the biggest-ever street party” on The Mall in London. The hamper-style lunch will come complete with live entertainment, including a carnival…

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