Ilkeston folk brave the cold for an eggs-citing weekend of Easter fun

Entrants to the St Andrews school Stanley easter bonnet parade.
Entrants to the St Andrews school Stanley easter bonnet parade.
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It was the coldest Easter on record, according to the Met Office – but that didn’t stop kids and grown-ups alike having fun this weekend.

There were plenty of crafting activities at Wash Arts on Good Friday, organised by the Dragonflies market stall, where children got to make their very own chocolate eggs.

Old folk at the Haddon House care home in Ilkeston donned bunny ears and Easter bonnets for an afternoon of seasonal fun.

And there was plenty more Easter headgear on show at Stanley St Andrew’s Primary school’s annual Easter bonnet parade where all the pupils displayed their creations around the village.

Erewash Museum in Ilkeston was hoping to have animals from White Post Farm visit at the weekend but the event was called off on Thursday because of the predicted cold weather.

But there were some crafting activities to keep the kids busy at the High Street museum.

Also cancelled was Erewash Partnership’s Fantastic Friday event to give new traders a free opportunity to have a go at selling.

This was the second time this year the event has been cancelled because of the weather,

For pictures from all these Easter events see this week’s paper out Thursday.