Folk dancing trophy
Folk Dancing and Folk Festivals have always been a popular way to celebrate Maytime in Derbyshire.
English Folk Dancing enjoyed a popular resurgence at the turn of the twentieth century thanks to Cecil Sharp and Mary Neal, and then later the formation of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in 1932.
This detailed and colourful watercolour trophy was presented to the winners of the Novice’s Class, at the Chesterfield Folk Dance Festival. The reverse details that it was first won and held by Greystone Central School, Sheffield (1933-34), then Grassmoor Central Girl’s School (1934-35) and lastly Violet Markham School, Chesterfield (1936- ).