Carnival bash defies wash-out weather

NRHNBE110716d3, Horsley woodhouse carnival, Isaac Joseph and dylan McGuiness from stainsby Avenue.

NRHNBE110716d3, Horsley woodhouse carnival, Isaac Joseph and dylan McGuiness from stainsby Avenue.

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A DAMP and drizzly Saturday failed to deter a band of spirited villagers from turning out to the 35th annual Horsley Woodhouse Carnival.

A hardy crowd watched as a procession of floats and bands took to the streets of the village and were entertained by dancing, brass bands and even a sheep dog display.

NRHNBE110716d5, Horsley woodhouse carnival, pre school float.

NRHNBE110716d5, Horsley woodhouse carnival, pre school float.

Chairman of the village parish council Cllr Eric Lancashire has been involved in organising every one of the 35 carnivals so far. He said: “We had every variety of weather except snow!

“We were dry and then we were wet and then we eventually ended up dry again but all in all we were lucky because people still turned out.”

The 35th carnival organised by Horsley Woodhouse Community Association began with a procession of floats, fancy dress and bands leaving Four Lane Ends shortly after 1pm.

Work on next year’s carnival begins now said Cllr Lancashire, who gave a big thanks to all the event sponsors and helpers.

NRHNBE110716d6, Horsley woodhouse carnival, Queen and attendants, Megan Grace, Laura Hennings and Leanne Grace-Phipps

NRHNBE110716d6, Horsley woodhouse carnival, Queen and attendants, Megan Grace, Laura Hennings and Leanne Grace-Phipps

NRHNBE110716d8, Horsley woodhouse carnival,

NRHNBE110716d8, Horsley woodhouse carnival,