Desborough Carnival organisers sending out the right signals

DESBOROUGH, Dunkirk Avenue, procession to mark the start of the town's carnival

DESBOROUGH, Dunkirk Avenue, procession to mark the start of the town's carnival

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Everything is on track for Desborough Carnival this Saturday after organisers found two ‘trains’ to pull children around the field.

Corby Model Railway Society will provide a mini train on tracks for children to ride on between the stalls, games and fun fair in Dunkirk Avenue Recreation Ground and the organising committee have found a ride-on lawn mower to pull three trailers in which children can sit.

Chairman Michael Crick, who is calling the ride the ‘Jubilee Line’, said: “We were clearing out the carnival cupboard the other day and we found it at the back so we have resurrected it.”

The parade will be judged in Dunkirk Avenue at 1.30pm before snaking its way around the town and back to the recreation ground, where most of the action will take place, at about 2.45pm.

The carnival court, chosen by pupils from Havelock infant and junior schools, will be queen Bethany McKinnon, 11, her attendants Charlottte Johnson, 10, and Destiny Holland, seven, and pageboy Adam Cooper, seven.

Bouncy castles, carousels and trampolines will keep families entertained in the recreation ground.

There will also be static and flying owl displays, archery and Zorbing.

Mr Crick, of Pioneer Avenue, said: “The field is going to be quite fuill this year.”

The carnival normally raises about £3,500, which the committee then distribute to good causes in the town, such as the Scouts, Guides, seniors citizens’ groups and the welfare society.