Colourful Brackley Carnival hits the streets

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Everything from caterpillars to classic cars joined the procession at this year’s Brackley Carnival.

With the theme of Saturday’s event being ‘colourful creatures’ young and old participants had all worked very hard to ensure their team was the one that stood out the most.

The 2013 Brackley Carnival Pictured - The gang from The Locomotive Inn in Broad Street, Brackley

The 2013 Brackley Carnival Pictured - The gang from The Locomotive Inn in Broad Street, Brackley

Children and staff from Southfield Primary and Nursery School put together a range of creative creatures for the procession from the Sawmills to Magdalen College School.

Staff from The Locomotive Inn in Broad Street developed the colourful theme even further with their adaptation of ‘going loco down in Acapulco’.

Landlady Katie Banks said: “We only took over the pub in December so this is the first time we’re taking part. It’s just a bit of a laugh really and a good way to get to know people and get into the community.”

Brackley mayor Peter Rawlinson also made an appearance as he and partner Gwen Rhys travelled in style in a classic car throughout the procession.

Each year, the community carnival collects funds and donates them to the mayor’s charities which this year are Norpip and The Tranica Fund.

Mark Stopps, chairman of Team Carnival Brackley, said: “It was a great day and a great procession with lots of people taking part and the feedback from both stallholders and the public has been great so we’re very happy with it.”

He added those who have some great ideas can get involved by contacting him via the carnival website at http://brackleycommunitycarnival.org.uk.

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