Patriotic feel to Whaley Bridge Rose Queen

Whaley Bridge Carnival, 2012 queen Annabel Wilde
Whaley Bridge Carnival, 2012 queen Annabel Wilde

Whaley Bridge Rose Queen Festival was a place for patriotism on Saturday as young Ben Brown showed by winning first prize in the fancy dress competition in his England- inspired outfit.

Twelve-year-old Annabel Grace Wild, who attends Chapel High School, led the procession as the new Rose Queen.

Taxal and Fernilee School, alongside Buxworth Primary, joined in with the patriotic theme by carrying Union Jack flags making the procession look like a sea of red, white and blue.

Despite the downpour of rain, Whaley Bridge Scouts were cheerful aboard their brightly decorated float.

The crowds sheltered in Whaley Bridge Bowling Club as the rain continued and watched from afar as the Northenden Pipe Band from Manchester performed on the field.

The organisers would like to thank everybody for turning out despite the bad weather, with special thanks to Chris Simpson for the very popular history slide show.