Video: Bishop’s Waltham carnival

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PRETTY princesses and shiny knights descended on a market town’s carnival to raise money for good causes.

The annual event, held on Saturday, is organised by the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Waltham and sees scores of community groups and hundreds of residents take part.

Pictures from the  Bishops Waltham Carnival. All pictures: Paul Jacobs (150948-6)

Pictures from the Bishops Waltham Carnival. All pictures: Paul Jacobs (150948-6)

A procession complete with marching bands, carnival queens, live music and floats paraded through the streets of the town before a fun day was held at Hoe Road recreation ground.

Debbie Walker, event organiser and Rotarian, said: ‘It’s our annual show that raises lots of funds that go back into the community.

‘The theme for this year was princesses and knights so we’ve seen lots of little princesses and lots of knights.

‘It was absolutely fantastic, everybody had a great day.’

It was absolutely fantastic, everybody had a great day.

Debbie Walker, event organiser and Rotarian

Pitching in and offering children a chance to see their fire engine was Bishop’s Waltham’s fire crew.

Crew manager Rikki Noble said: ‘It is nice to see Bishop’s Waltham get together and do something like this.’

In the parade was grandfather Ken Milburn, 77, who had come down from Sheffield to see his grandchildren Georgia, seven, and Gracie, five, take part in the procession dressed as princesses.

He was accompanied by son-in-law Dave Strain 42, who lives in Bishop’s Waltham.

Ken said: ‘It was lovely to see them in the parade.’

Dave added: ‘I’m amazed by how many people turned out.’