Brandon Carnival pulls in big crowds for day of family fun

Brandon Carnival 2016

Brandon Carnival 2016 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

It was party time in Brandon as an annual carnival returned bigger than ever in glorious sunshine.

Hundreds of people packed out the town's Market Hill and High Street for Brandon Carnival on a day of family fun on Sunday.

There were stalls, an unveiling of a new flag for the town, and a centrepiece parade which saw community groups and schools from around the area put on a colourful display.

Gary Brocklehurst, organiser, said the day could not have been better.

'I said last year that we had built on our previous success and somehow we have done it again.


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'It just gets getting better and better and we are so grateful to the community for their support.

'There were some other big events on nearby and we still managed to have a terrific turnout,' he said.

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Groups including Zumba Lou Lou, Thundercats cheerleaders, Bury Starlets baton twirlers and Glade Primary School took part in the carnival's parade.

Mr Brocklehurst also praised volunteers who had made the day possible.

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