LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY Weekend 25th ​- 27th May 2019




Amanda Combellack

I have lived in Cromford and Wirksworth for most of my life.  I want to give something back to the community that raised me.  We love it here and want to help make the town a shining beacon of friendship, inclusiveness and happiness.  Three things that for me, the carnival embodies.

What is the best thing about Wirksworth?

Mercia, Le Mistral, Farmers Markets, Carnival, Festival, Pretty town, Pretty People!

Stuart Combellack (Chair)

I have worked in Wirksworth for the last 21 years.  I liked the town so much I moved here 13 years ago.  My three children go to the local schools and my wife is from Cromford.  We have enjoyed seeing and participating in the Carnival every year so I took the opportunity to get involved to preserve and improve it for my family and the families of everyone who lives in this gem of a town.

What is the best thing about Wirksworth?

Genuinely lovely people, fantastic countryside, Oatcakes, Top Kens, Country Kitchen Cobs..

​Danielle Kinder

I am on the committee as I want my children to have fun and enjoy the Carnival as much as I did. It is a tradition that could easily be forgotten.

What is the best thing about Wirksworth? Wirksworth is a friendly town, with great community spirit.

​Carol Taylor (Vice Chair)

I am born and bred in Wirksworth; being proud of my roots and in my 50th year, I wanted to give something back. I have amazing memories of Whitsun weekends, colourful Carnivals, wonderful Well Dressings and delightful dances. This only happens with a hard working team who are prepared to give up their own precious time to make these things happen. I am currently part of the fundraising team and look forward to exciting times ahead.

Danielle Heathcote (Treasurer)

I joined the committee because I absolutely love the Carnival and Well Dressings and would have been gutted if we lost this amazing tradition.

What is the best thing about Wirksworth? Wirksworth is amazing, the people, the places and not forgetting the huge community spirit which makes being part of the committee worth while.

About Us

The Wirksworth Carnival is organised by the Wirksworth Parade Committee. A group of volunteers who took over from the previous committee in April 2013. Who we all are and why we are together is detailed below: