PICTURE GALLERY: Earls Barton Carnival

Earls Barton was transformed into a riot of colour for its annual carnival parade.

Monday, 18th June 2018, 1:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:54 pm
Earls Barton Carnival

Majorettes rubbed shoulders with superheroes, dance troops and musicians as the whole village came out to watch or take part.

A carnival committee spokesman said: “Despite being a large village, Earls Barton retains a great community spirit, reflected in the atmosphere at this year’s event.

“The streets were packed with crowds who had come to watch and support.

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“The carnival continued at the rec with fantastic arena acts, and the party mood went on into the night with Barton’s Got Talent, a disco and then a live band, Occasional Blues.

“The after-party ended in a giant village conga around the field; a great celebration indeed!

“It was an fantastic atmosphere.

“The procession was very well attended by many local groups from schools and pre-schools, sports and youth clubs and families.

“We had the fantastic plonks peddlers fronting the procession, and for the first time we had mini plonks and our very own Year 6 pupil, Josh Horspool, as our parade leader.

“We also had dance troops, majorettes, a Sealed Knot re-enactment, a fantastic jazz band and our very own Earls Barton Carnival Queen Morgyn and our Princesses, Ella and Eliza.”