Crowds turn out in sizzling heat for Corby’s carnival

On one of the hottest days of the year so far, crowds turned out to enjoy one of Corby’s biggest carnival parades.

Made up of 16 decorated floats, carnival courts from all over the county, including Corby, the Grampian Pipe Band and local groups and charities, the parade snaked its way from Oldland Road, along Sower Leys Road, Gainsborough Road, Oakley Road, Elizabeth Street and Cottingham Road before ending at West Glebe Park.

Youngsters at Corby carnival

Youngsters at Corby carnival

All along the route spectators lined the streets on Saturday (July 13) to cheer on revellers.

Vice-chairman of the carnival association Terri Meechan said: “We had a fantastic turnout and the weather couldn’t have been better

“Everyone put a lot of effort into the floats, so it was great to see people cheering them on.

“The carnival is a great opportunity for people to support local charities and for everyone to have some fun.”

At the park there were displays in the arena, a children’s fair, quad bikes, stalls and a dog show.