Gallery: Great turn out for Sawtry Carnival

TWICE as a many people as last year, more than 800, went to Sawtry Carnival on Saturday with this year s theme for costumes being movies and television. The trophy for the best walking group in the procession went to the Buttons and Bows Pre-School for th

TWICE as a many people as last year, more than 800, went to Sawtry Carnival on Saturday with this year's theme for costumes being movies and television.

The trophy for the best walking group in the procession went to the Buttons and Bows Pre-School for their costumes from the film Toy Story.

Other entertainment included a prize draw and music from two bands Saltreaim Rock, pupils in year nine at Sawtry Village College who named their band after the old name for the village and The Melophobics from St Neots. There was a bungee trampoline and the 1st Sawtry Scouts manned a canoe run.

In the carnival arena, there were demonstrations of line dancing, street dancing and displays by Sawtry Spirit Cheerleaders and Harmony Majorettes.

The guest of honour was teenage paralympic swimmer Lauren Steadman, who swam for Britain in Beijing last year and who was raising money at the carnival for Huntingdon Piranhas Swimming Club by selling hats and t-shirts.

Organiser, Gillian Tanner told The Hunts Post: "The day was a great success and despite the weather forecast, we were very lucky and it kept fine.

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