Families dress up in style at mini Leigh Park Festival

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A COLOURFUL fancy dress parade stole the show at a mini-version of Leigh Park Festival.

Families wore imaginative costumes for a procession in Park Parade.

Tina James from Leigh Park, with her children Maisie Roberts-Plummer, Faith James, Lauren-Jay James and Reese Roberts, who took part in the carnival dressed as characters from Shrek. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1482)

Tina James from Leigh Park, with her children Maisie Roberts-Plummer, Faith James, Lauren-Jay James and Reese Roberts, who took part in the carnival dressed as characters from Shrek. Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1482)

Tina James, 38, and her children Lauren-Jay, 14, Faith, seven, Reese, 18 months, and nine-week-old Maisie had a great time in their Shrek-inspired outfits.

Tina said: ‘We thought we’d come down and be a bit different.

‘We have had a great time. We come every year.’

The festival is normally held on Stockheath Common in May but this year’s had to be cancelled because of poor weather.

9/8/2014 (EB)

Park Parade in Leigh Park, held their annual Summer Carnival on Saturday.

Pictured is: Brother and sister Tom Gilmour (11) and Billie Gilmour (12) from Leigh Park, who also took part in the carnival.

Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1495) PPP-140908-180451001

9/8/2014 (EB) Park Parade in Leigh Park, held their annual Summer Carnival on Saturday. Pictured is: Brother and sister Tom Gilmour (11) and Billie Gilmour (12) from Leigh Park, who also took part in the carnival. Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1495) PPP-140908-180451001

A smaller version was then arranged to be held at Leigh Park’s shopping centre this month as organisers couldn’t afford to hold it at the bigger venue again.

Nonetheless, the festival was a success and children enjoyed a magic show put on by Chubby the clown.

Youngsters also had some fun singing tunes and going on a fairground ride.

Lib Dem councillor Faith Ponsonby, who helped to organise the event, said: ‘We wanted to give something back to the community and give them an opportunity to have some fun.’

9/8/2014 (EB)

Park Parade in Leigh Park, held their annual Summer Carnival on Saturday.

Pictured is: (l-r) Madelyn Jones (3) and Carla McLeod (3) dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz for the carnival.

Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1517) PPP-140908-180706001

9/8/2014 (EB) Park Parade in Leigh Park, held their annual Summer Carnival on Saturday. Pictured is: (l-r) Madelyn Jones (3) and Carla McLeod (3) dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz for the carnival. Picture: Sarah Standing (142346-1517) PPP-140908-180706001

 

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