The weather stayed fine, dry and at times very sunny as hundreds turned out on Sunday 25th June for the Pit-Nic on Kiveton Woodland.
There was live music from Woodhouse Brass band, Acoustica, The four players Barber shop quartet, The Big Stuffed Fish Ceilidh band and a performance from Wales Panto Players. There were traditional games, children’s activities and heritage displays from the Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society. People came in their hundreds with their blankets, chairs and baskets and cool boxes full of goodies, for what was a wonderful outdoor community event. There was also hot and cold food and drink available courtesy of Honey bee’s tea rooms and Traditionals Fine foods of Kiveton.
The Pit-Nic was held to Mark 150 years since reaching the coal seem at Kiveton Colliery and 240 since the opening of the Canal through Kiveton.
We would like to thank our funders Harsco steelphalt, TCV, The Land Trust, Borough councillors Dominic Beck, Jennifer Whysall and Gordon Watson. Wales Childcare partenership, Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society.
We would also like to thank all the people to many to mention who volunteered their time to help organise the event or help out on the day.
The biggest thanks of all go to Cate from the Development Trust who with the help of Hannah from TCV pulled the whole event together.