We had a great day of family fun at Springhead Park in Rothwell on Saturday. A big thank you to everybody who has contributed to that and especially the Rothwell and District Carnival Committe who did a fantastic job. Thank you too for all who helped tidying up, picking up the litter - You would not have known that we had thousands of people in the park all day - Well done everybody!!
In 1408, King Henry IV (son of John O'Gaunt of Rothwell) decreed that Rothwell should have two fairs per year, one in the month of July. Almost 600 years later, this still happens. May Day celebrations are held every May Day bank holiday and the Rothwell Carnival always takes place on the second Saturday in July.
In October 2009 the old entertainments committee having stood down there was a hand over of responsibilities to a new reconstituted group called "Rothwell & District Carnival Committee.