VIDEO: Fun-filled weekend as people enjoy carnival

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Pirates, Mexicans and even a bobsleigh team came to Tideswell at the weekend as the village enjoyed its annual carnival.

Saturday’s parade was the culmination of the Wakes week events, which have included live music, a junior disco, a quiz and a concert.

Tideswell wakes carnival, Scottish Independence campaigners

Tideswell wakes carnival, Scottish Independence campaigners

A flypast by a 1944 Hawker Hurricane took place before the procession, which featured Tideswell Band as well as a variety of floats and foot characters, wound its way through the village.

In the evening, a torchlight procession took place, with the fun continuing on Sunday as the Off to the Circus Grand Wakes finale was held at the Horse and Jockey.

Liz Hill, chair of the Wakes Committee, said: “Carnival day was fantastic. The weather was a little damp but the atmosphere was incredible all day long.

“The Hurricane flypast was a real highlight. It flew so low over the village, over the parade and really blew us all away.

Tideswell wakes carnival, pirates ahoy

Tideswell wakes carnival, pirates ahoy

“There were plenty of visitors and of course all locals turned out in force making the evening torchlight procession the longest we have ever seen.

“Overall we had a wonderful week of celebrations, rounded off again with our finale event balloon launch on the Sunday. Last year one of the balloons made it all the way to Germany so we’re excited to see how far they travel this time.”