Abergele Carnival 2017: Sunshine and fun creates 'brilliant day' in town

Reporter:

Stephanie Price

ABERGELE was ablaze with colour as the sun shone on the town’s annual carnival and funfair.

The event attracted a substantial crowd to watch the parade, which included local schools floats, brass bands, local dance troupes, Abergele’s vintage fire engine and other historic vehicles.

The park featured plenty of fun family activities John Simons’ funfair; a number of charity stalls; donkey rides; birds of prey; Manorafon Pet Farm; chainsaw carving; dance competitions; beautiful baby competition; queens crowning competition; historical re-enactments; a boxing exhibition; hospital radio; exhibitions from the RNLI and Rotary Club of Abergele; raffles and a tombola; and various bands.

Local councillor Andrew Wood said: “It was a brilliant day.

“We left Tesco with a troupe of morris dancers, the [carnival queens, school floats, military vehicles and much more.

“It was a beautiful sunny and warm day and everyone came out and really enjoyed themselves.

“A big thanks goes out to everyone who showed their support at the parade: the volunteers, Rotary Club, local councillors and the carnival committee – they did a marvellous job.

“We hope it will be the same success next year.”

The carnival is one of North Wales’ oldest and is supported by Abergele Town Council and Woods Motorcycles of Abergele.

 

 

Email:

stephanie.price@nwn.co.uk

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