All the fun of the carnival
HUNDREDS of revellers enjoyed a day in the summer sun at the Oundle Carnival last weekend.
The annual event took place on Saturday and saw a whole day of local celebration and events, with the highlight being a colourful parade through the village.
Participants in the parade were led by Carnival Queen Victoria Sethna walked the length of Milton Road, which was closed to cars for the day.
Along the way there were a range of stalls selling local produce and fun games such as welly wangling and throwing balls through hoops.
Organiser LesleyTaylor said: “There was a very eclectic range of events and there really was something for everyone.
“We got very lucky with the weather as it was a lovely day.”
Following the Parade there was a full afternoon range of activities and events to be held at the Oundle Rugby Club.
An Events Arena was constructed for a two hour programme including a tug of war, majorettes and street performers.
There were also football and rugby games between Oundle and visitors who came especially from its French twin sister town Andrésy.
An evening of music, dancing and fireworks rounded off the festivities.
The rugby club’s playing fields were transformed into a concert area for the event, which saw a mix of professional and keen amateur musicians take to the stage.