GALLERY AND VIDEO: Thousands enjoy St Ives Carnival
- Credit: Archant
CROWDS packed St Ives on Saturday to see the annual procession of floats for the town’s carnival.
The event was moved from its home for 13 years at Warner’s Park to Hill Rise Park so the parade of 18 floats started in the town centre before moving to the top of St Ives.
Thorndown Primary School was chosen as the best float in the parade which included a samba band and St Ives firefighters in lederhosen performing traditional German dances.
The procession was led by town mayor Nick Dibben, carnival Queen Chelsey Wilson and princesses Sophie Mee and Honey Lyden.
Around 9,000 people visited the festival over the weekend with aerial act Above and Beyond, The Guitart School dancers, CIFA Majorettes, and Bootscooters providing the entertainment.
You may also want to watch:
On Sunday, perennial favourites Matt Harvey and Jess Doherty, Jellyfish Band, Autumn MacDonald, Sledgehammer Band and Tom Copson performed at the music festival.
- 1 Father-of-five murdered due to 'drug deal dispute gone wrong'
- 2 Man charged after knife found in St Neots police raid
- 3 Seven men jailed for stealing bikes worth £70k
- 4 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 5 Axe seized and two people charged for drink driving in St Ives
- 6 WATCH: Flying Scotsman steams through Cambridgeshire Fens
- 7 Reflect on the 'rich tints of Autumn' at open gardens this weekend
- 8 Over 100 modern slavery victims rescued in Cambridgeshire
- 9 G's to help save Christmas for poultry industry
- 10 Appeal to Transport Secretary over Huntingdon Rail Station plan