Sources: mostly Harvey Cross and Maud Hollingworth
Fairs: Easter Monday, meal on Tuesday finished by children on Wednesday
Whit Wednesday (see Dale Societies) led by brass band - fair in Abbey Farm stackyard; swingboats and coconut shies, rifle range at Carpenter’s, stalls down the road
Fundraising: dances in the clubroom (now the Bungalow opposite the Chapel) and in school after the latter was enlarged
- raised money for hospital bed, played till 3 am
- functions every fortnight to raise money for recommends who needed to go to hospital
Easter Morning Dawn service For many years this event was held in the abbey grounds and organised by Ilkeston Area Churches Together (IACT).
IACT is now defunct, but Ilkeston’s churches still got together in 2012 to run it again, and we hope they will continue to do so.