Sun shines on Warsop Carnival

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The sun shone and thousands of residents turned out for an afternoon of fun at this year’s Warsop Carnival at the weekend.

Organisers said around 6,000 people came along to enjoy the ‘perfect weather’ - after last year’s stifling heat and the event being rained off in 2012.

Highlights this year included displays from the Tigers Free Fall Parachute Team, The Stannage Stunt Team, and falconry specialists Hawks of Steel.

The theme of this year’s carnival was ‘the skies the limit’ and all six floats in the carnival procession were dressed to the theme.

Coun Stuart Moody, chairman of Warsop Parish Council was joined by Coun Andy Wetton, chair of Mansfield District Council, Steve Lenn from Warsop Rotary and Carnival Queen Georgia Hooley at the event.

Christine Evans, widow of the late Netherfield councillor Derek Evans, also attended the carnival as a special guest.

Carnival secretary Tania Barlow told Chad: “The weather was just right this year and the turn-out was amazing - there must have been 6.000 people at this year’s carnival and it was a really brilliant day.”