PICTURES: Chapel-en-le-Frith carnival proves hit with crowds

Retiring queen and junior queen Charlotte and Amelia
Retiring queen and junior queen Charlotte and Amelia

The streets were packed and full of laughter for the annual Chapel-en-le-Frith carnival.

The community really got behind the theme of this year’s event, celebrating anniversaries and there were floats and houses decorated to honour 70 years of the NHS and 100 years since the end of the First World War.

2018 royalty Abigail and Katie

2018 royalty Abigail and Katie

Committee member Alison Young said: “It was great to see so many people come and watch the parade and be part of the celebrations.”

The procession featured live music from four bands as well as six fancy dress floats and carnival royalty from all over the area.

Alison said: “The weather held off until after the crowning of the new queen which was really good.

“For the first time this year there was no float from Chapel High School and we only had one person go forward to be the queen with no retinue.

This years queen Abigail

This years queen Abigail

“Maybe for next year we need to do more to engage with the local groups and schools and get more people involved and keep the wonderful carnival traditions alive as it would be such a shame if one year we just didn’t have a queen.”

Charlotte crowns this years queen Abigail

Charlotte crowns this years queen Abigail

The Billerettes perform

The Billerettes perform

Youngest member of the Chesterfield Musketeers marching band 18 month old Preston Oldfield

Youngest member of the Chesterfield Musketeers marching band 18 month old Preston Oldfield

Chloe Howe from the Buxton Casrnival royalty enters the arena

Chloe Howe from the Buxton Casrnival royalty enters the arena