Dove Holes turned into a riot of carnival colour on Saturday – and with blue skies, too!
Led by Dove Holes Brass Band and village King Andrew Green who was driven through by Anthony Cotterill in the pace car from Buxton Raceway, the parade included the brilliant Buxton Billerettes while the Anvil Street Drummers entertained the crowd with their amazing musical team.
Visiting Queens in their colourful cars and trailers were joined by children, some grown-ups in fancy dress and a cavalcade of vintage vehicles.
The Fete at the community centre which started immediately after the parade was a huge success with its bouncy slides, trampolines, hook-a-duck, and different side stalls, along with various craft stalls and the carnival’s very own veg and cake marquee. “The carnival committee would like to take this opportunity to say a big big thank you to all involved on the day,” said Sally Tideswell, one of the organisers.
“Without you people there to help and provide entertainment, we could not make this happen. Let’s hope next year we can entice more people to come and take part in our competitions and to be here with us on the day.
“We are currently totalling up what we have made on carnival day so we can present our chosen groups and charities with a donation from us.”
The organisers also thanked the marshals, without whom there would be no parade.
For future events in Dove Holes, check out www.dovecarnival.org.uk