Carnival’s magnificent seventh . . .

ABOUT 7,000 people turned out to watch the seventh St Ives carnival procession at the weekend. The carnival, revived in 1999 to raise funds for the town s millennium celebrations, took place on Saturday travelling along Ramsey Road and through the town c

ABOUT 7,000 people turned out to watch the seventh St Ives carnival procession at the weekend.

The carnival, revived in 1999 to raise funds for the town's millennium celebrations, took place on Saturday travelling along Ramsey Road and through the town centre to Needingworth Road and Warner's Park.

Sylvia Gawthorp, one of the organisers, said: "It was absolutely brilliant - all the floats looked fantastic and everyone had a great time. All the children's costumes looked so colourful."

Thorndown Infant and Junior School won an award for its float, which was based on the cult TV programme Dr Who. The youngsters dressed up as Daleks and other alien creatures.

Burleigh Hill Pre-School also won an award for its float, which was based on the garden and featured children dressed up as bumble bees and flowers.

Other attractions included the firefighters of St Ives dressed up as Morris dancers and Eastfields Infant and Westfields Junior school children dressed up as Mexicans.

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A funfair, kick-boxing demonstrations, car boot sale, trade stands, charity stalls and food stalls were also among the attractions.

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