The mayor of Godmanchester hailed the hard work of the community following another successful gala weekend.

Godmanchester Gala queens with town mayor, Councillor Sarah Conboy.Godmanchester Gala queens with town mayor, Councillor Sarah Conboy.

Councillor Sarah Conboy said this year’s event had been a “fantastic success” and paid tribute to the work of the Godmanchester Community Association and its team of volunteers.

She said: “The gala weekend wouldn’t happen if not for the community association so it is thanks to their hard work that we had another brilliant event this year.

“It is a great occasion and the community came out to support all of the groups and organisations involved.”

Rachel Howard and Julie Crooks from the 3rd Godmanchester Rainbows.Rachel Howard and Julie Crooks from the 3rd Godmanchester Rainbows.

As well as the traditional parade and floats, there was a packed schedule of live music, dancing, stalls, games, and activities to enjoy.

There was even a bumper number of entries for a rubber duck race, which took place at the weir and was won, fittingly, by the duck numbered 001.

The winning float, as selected by the carnival queen, had a Harry Potter theme, and the winning walkers were a group of book characters sponsored by Godmanchester business, Aladdin’s Cave.

Evelyn and Alexander Webb.Evelyn and Alexander Webb.