PICTURES: Thousands turn out despite the rain for Bakewell Carnival

The cowboys
The cowboys

Umbrellas may have been up but spirits remained high as big crowds enjoyed Bakewell carnival.

The marching band got toes tapping, The Billerettes got everyone smiling and the floats were full of cowboys, rednecks and superheroes.

Back to the 1970s with a musical float from the Manners

Back to the 1970s with a musical float from the Manners

A carnival organiser said: “That’s another great carnival over with, thank you all again for either helping to make this carnival a success or just for coming watching and we hope to see you all next year.”

Spectator Jackie Gladwin said: “We had a fab day, as per usual.”

Her sentiments were echoed by Charlotte Smith, who said: “It takes more than the rain to dampen the spirits of Bakewell Carnival.”
Rain did impact on some of the weekend’s events and the children’s sport day event on the Friday was cancelled and the classic cars were not on show in the park but at the Agricultural Business Centre.

Sarah White‎ said: “I had a lovely day watching the procession.”

two young passengers on the Hogwarts Express

two young passengers on the Hogwarts Express

Thousands of people saw the parade and the special guest appearances from The Simpsons on one float and youngsters dressed up as characters from Harry Potter on another.

James Button, from Bakewell Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, thanked the volunteers who made the event so special - he said: “Thanks to everyone for all their hard work - as always it was worth it. A great time was had by everyone.”

All money raised on the day from the collection tins and programmes will be split between local charities, as of yet there is not a final total.

Newly crowned Bakewell Queen Lily Ridgard

Newly crowned Bakewell Queen Lily Ridgard

Holli Wilson, Max Brindley and Peggy Sue Wilson

Holli Wilson, Max Brindley and Peggy Sue Wilson

The ladies from the WI with a winning recipe

The ladies from the WI with a winning recipe