Derbyshire in Focus. Customs.

Flash Teapot Parade 2007.

Visited 16th June

I had heard about the Flash Teapot Parade but this was my first visit. I was torn between covering Chesterfields Day of Dance or crossing
the county and into Staffordshire to this event. I think I made the correct decision, (so much to see but not enough time to see it.)

This was the first time the annual parade had included a well dressing. The village of Longnor provided expert help and the locals
put together a fine dressing.

Flash formerly had a reputation for being a centre for illegal activities like cock fighting and counterfeiting 'Flash money'.
It is alleged the counterfeit money used to be exchanged at the nearby Three Shires Head where Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire meet.

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