Blast from the past at carnival

Glossop Carnival, the Ting Tang theatre company giving a demonstration of medieval armour and weapons

Glossop Carnival, the Ting Tang theatre company giving a demonstration of medieval armour and weapons

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Knights braved the scorching summer sun to entertain the crowds at Glossop Carnival.

The Ting Tang Theatre Company put on a stunning display of Medieval fighting, including jousting and swordsmanship, at the event last weekend.

The carnival was held in Manor Park and organised by Glossop Arts and Leisure Association (GALA).

GALA Chairman Joyce Ashley said: “It was a fantastic weekend.”

She said despite the fact the jousters were wearing metal chainmail they were able to put on a good show and allowed spectators to hold their weapons to see how heavy they were.

“We wanted people watching to be able to take part,” Joyce said.

Other attractions at the weekend included The Eden Bus, which offered young people between the ages of 13 and 19 the chance to kick back and enjoy chatting with friends and meeting new people.

Dance Troops Dynamite Dance and Centre Stage showed off their toe-tapping abilities to the delight of the crowds and music was provided by a swing band and Arnfield Brass Band.

Joyce added: “It seemed to go extremely well. The weather was absolutely astounding - it couldn’t have been better.”

The RSPCA dog show gave Peak pooches the chance to show off their talents while petrolheads got a chance to look at some pristine motors at a veteran and vintage car show.

The Paper Wizard also kept youngsters amused on both days with origami fun.