When we discussed the type of market stall we could have to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charities on Derby Festival night, on Thursday 31stMay, what better idea we thought, than a festival hat stall? Only we added a twist for fun.
EETN Derby Festival Hat Stall
As one of the Mayor’s three chosen charities, we set up our stall under a gazebo in the market square, offering adults and children the chance to take two selfies wearing two different hats of their choice, at a cost of just one pound. What a bargain! And what a selection of elegant Derby-winning hats we had, in pinks, blues, yellows and all the colours of the rainbow. Big brims, bows, flowers and veils with a touch of nostalgia were the order of the day.
There were bowlers, boaters even an Australian cork hat and a huge Mexican sombrero with a mini size for children.
For the men, we had every style of hat, including a sea captain’s hat and a Tommy Cooper style fez.
The evening ended with Sinatra-style singer Wayne Woodward on stage. He was a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent and he certainly has.
Wayne’s songs were the highlight of the night, but our highlight at EETN was when HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip graced us with their presence. At least, we thought they bore a great resemblance…