Somersham’s Carnival Princess was crowned on Monday night in preparation for this weekend’s carnival.

Somersham's Carnival Princess was crowned on Monday night in preparation for this weekend's carnival.

Eleven-year-old Anastasia Soteriou took the crown in a ceremony at The Cross where Lauren Tunstall and Katie Thompson, both 11, were made princess attendants.

The trio, who entered a draw open to all Year 5 and 6 girls in Pidley and Somersham, will lead the procession on the Princess Float through Somersham on Saturday.

Organiser Jon Carpenter said: "With the circus theme this year we are expecting a colourful array of costumes in our procession from both the floats and the walkers.

"The procession will be led around the route by an array of classic cars and on the playing field there will be fairground rides, inflatables, food and a wide range of stalls from local groups, crafts and charities."

Saturday's carnival is the culmination of a week of celebrations in the village which included a circus workshop, a country craft competition, a carnival quiz and a novelty dog show.

Carnival committee chairman Theresa Baird said: "We're very excited about the carnival this year. It will be a really nice mix of the traditional village fete with the bonny baby competition and other traditional stalls and a host of new ideas."

Somersham Carnival procession starts at The Trundle at 12.15pm and will go along Feoffees Road, High Street and Parkhall Road before arriving at Norwood Playing Fields.

n Pictured are Anastasia Soteriou, centre, with Lauren Tunstallleft, left, and Katie Thompson.

Picture: JON CARPENTER