Rain puts dampener on Desborough Carnival

Torrential rain put a dampener on Desborough carnival at the weekend.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 10:58 am
The weather at this year's carnival was poor, as it was in 2014.

Numbers watching were down as a downpour during the judging soaked the entrants.

The sun came out as the parade reached the Recreation Ground and a smaller than normal crowd came into the field.

The crowd dodged the rain showers during the afternoon to watch the entertainment and to support the stall holders.

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Carnival chairman Michael Crick said: “Despite the rain we had a good parade, unfortunately it was marred by the weather.

“We have made a profit to distribute to local charities but the amount is substantially down on the last few years.

“The committee would like to thank those people that did brave the weather and turn up to support us and we will be back again next year.”

This year’s winners were:

Class 1 - Children under 10 walking: George, Jacob and Eva as Batman

Class 2 - Children aged 11-15 walking: Alana Thomas-Handley as Oriental Girl

Class 4 - Group walking: Loatlands Dance Group (1st), USS Naseby as Star Trek Group (2nd), Loatlands Nursery as Superheroes (3rd)

Class 6 - Float with children: Havelock Infants HIPA as Aliens Love Underpants (1st), Sunshine Pre-School as Sunshine Garden (2nd), Desborough Town Juniors FC as Desborough Juniors Class of ‘66 (3rd)

Class 7 - Floats with adults and children: Loatlands School PALS as Willy Wonka (1st), Youth Centre as YC Unity and Community (2nd), Group of Friends as Circus (3rd)

Best overall walking: George, Jacob and Eva as Batman

Best overall float: Havelock Infants HIPA as Aliens Love Underpants