Sun blesses postponed carnival

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Horsley Woodhouse Carnival organiser Derek Durose declared Saturday’s show ‘a marvellous day.’

“We couldn’t have asked for better weather at any time of year - never mind the end of September,” he said. “It was absolutely glorious.”

The carnival had been due to go ahead in July - but was postponed by the illness of the canival’s long-time organiser Eric Lancashire MBE and by inclement weather.

Derek said: “We had to alter all sorts of bookings but I think we pulled it off all right in the end. Eric turned up and did the commentary.

“I was well pleased with the equestrian display and the Harlequin Dancers performed- they were lovely - really good.”