Carnival time for Charlesworth and Chisworth

Charlesworth Carnival
Charlesworth Carnival

After last year was rained off, Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival was back with a vengeance on Saturday, with the largest procession yet.

The day featured a dog show, a scarecrow competition, a junior and senior fell run, a parade, the crowning of the carnival queen and all the usual stalls and attractions at the Rec, or Charlesworth Park.

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

The free event kicked off with the procession at 12.30pm from St Margaret’s Catholic Primary School, in Gamesley, continued along Glossop Road, past the George and Dragon and the Grey Mare.

Secretary of the carnival committee Hannah James said: “It went absolutely brilliantly. The children absolutely loved it, so did the adults. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped out. The marshals were great.”

She added: “The highlight for me was seeing the sun out, after last year was rained off. Everybody loved the police tractor in the parade.”

Bethany Winterton was crowed the carnival queen, while Simmondley Preschool won the prize for the best float for their Where’s Wally creation and St Margaret’s Primary School pupils were named best walkers for their Walk Like an Egyptain theme.

Charlesworth Carnival, leading this years parade were mascots Sophie Hunt and Alexandra Hill

Charlesworth Carnival, leading this years parade were mascots Sophie Hunt and Alexandra Hill

Hannah and Ellen Hill were named the best horse and rider and the Lears family, of Glossop Road, designed the best scarecrow.

High Peak MP Andrew Bingham said: “It’s great to see so many people here having fun. The weather couldn’t be better and after last year’s washout, this year the Carnival is better than ever.”

The carnival committee, headed by chairman Derek Baxtor, is appealing for feedback on the day; tweet them @CandC_carnival or visit their Facebook page to leave a comment.

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival, leading this years parade were mascots Sophie Hunt and Alexandra Hill

Charlesworth Carnival, leading this years parade were mascots Sophie Hunt and Alexandra Hill

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival

Charlesworth Carnival