Best of Britain on show at Corby Carnival

Corby Carnival court get ready to set off on the carnival parade
Corby Carnival court get ready to set off on the carnival parade
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Corby Carnival showed off Britain at its Best to crowds who lined the streets of the town this afternoon.

Britain at its Best was the theme of this year’s parade, which began at Oldland Road, Oakley Vale.

Corby Carnival gets ready to set off from Oldland Road, Oakley Vale, earlier today

Corby Carnival gets ready to set off from Oldland Road, Oakley Vale, earlier today

The parade included Corby’s carnival court, as well as visiting carnival courts from Raunds, Irthlingborough, Kettering, Nuneaton and Irchester.

Organisations including Corby and District Sub-Aqua Club, Busy Bees Children’s Day Nursery and Corby Amateur Theatrical Society all had floats in the parade.

Corby’s carnival queen Aimee Burlington, 16, said: “It was a great turn-out, there were lots of people, more than I expected, especially with the weather.”

The parade was led by Des Barber, of Corby Radio, and Sue Miller, who were both torchbearers when the Olympic torch relay visited Corby.

Youngsters from Busy Bees nursery on their float at Corby Carnival

Youngsters from Busy Bees nursery on their float at Corby Carnival

Des and Sue led the parade with their Olympic torches, along with the Grampian Pipe Band.

Sue said: “I normally come to the carnival to watch it and I have never seen it as good as this year. It was an amazing turnout.”

Angela Cadman, of Bankside, Corby, was among the crowds who turned out to watch the parade. She said: “It was brilliant, there was a nice atmosphere, the people of Corby all came out to see the carnival, it was really nice.”

For more coverage of Corby Carnival see the Northamptonshire Telegraph on Thursday (July 19)