It’s carnival time in Kettering

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IT’S Carnival time once again in Kettering as floats, dancers and music is paraded through the streets.

This Saturday will see Kettering continuing with a tradition that started in 1948, as Kettering Carnival comes to town. Organised by The Amalgamated Clubs Committee for the Blind, the celebrations start on Saturday morning, when the visiting Carnival Courts join the Kettering Carnival Court at the Athletic Club, before leaving at midday.

The party will then parade through the streets of Kettering to the Grange estate in preparation to join the main parade.

Meanwhile on the Grange estate, the carnival floats and other entrants will assemble prior to judging. The Lahnstein Carnival will also join the parade.

At 1pm the parade starts to travel to Stamford Road, Montague Street, Silver Street, London Road, Bowling Road, High Street, Lower Street, Rockingham Road, Wood Street and Wilson Terrace before arriving at the Pleasure Park. Activities start at the park at 8am with preparations for the Fete which opens at 11am.

In the Arena there will be displays by Marching Bands, Dancing Schools and a Wrestling show. After the parade presentations take place for the best Carnival floats and walking classes.

The day comes to an end with a Dance at the Athletic club with music provided Big Bopper Entertainment, Tickets available from the Athletic Club, Rockingham Road, Kettering costing £5. Money raised by the carnival is given as a grant at Christmas to the visually impaired people on the body’s register. For more information see visit: