GALLERIES: More than 1,000 people join Spiderman and a Dalek for 60s-themed Sawtry Carnival

Sawtry Carnival, (l-r) Julie Howells and Zachary Holland from Sawtry Buttons & Bows

Sawtry Carnival, (l-r) Julie Howells and Zachary Holland from Sawtry Buttons & Bows - Credit: Archant

SAWTRY turned the clock back 50 years on Saturday to celebrate their fourth carnival.

Sawtry Carnival,

Sawtry Carnival, - Credit: Archant

More than a 1,000 people visited the 1960s-themed event which featured a climbing wall, crazy golf, inflatables, model railway, Brampton Model Club, petting zoo, bungee trampolining and facepainting.

Magician Colin James entertained the children while the crowds enjoyed music from Flashback Photograph, zumba, and performances from Wendy Burke School of Dance and country dancers.

Spiderman and a Dalek joined the parade of 18 groups in the lead up to the festival, with 12-year-old senior Queen Libby leading the village’s carnival court.

She was joined by senior princess Millie, 12, junior Queen Jessica, 10, junior princess Mia, eight, and five-year-old Rosebud as Princess Morgan.


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Other groups in the parade included Buttons and Bows Pre-school, Sawtry Infants, Sawtry Pre-school and playgroup, Twist and Twirl Majorettes, the 51 (Orton) Squadron Air Training Corps band, Sawtry Wine Makers, Sawtry Day Nursery and Royal British Legion.

Bev Wickham, who organised the event of the first time, said: “We had a 60s theme because Sawtry Community College is celebrating its 50th birthday.

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“It went really well and we had great feedback. We had stalls for local charities who raised quite a bit of awareness and fundraising as well. It was just a really good day.”

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