Popular Broughton Carnival draws large summer crowds

A popular village carnival which always draws large crowds was delighted to welcome many familiar faces – including Boris Johnson, Mary Poppins and Scooby Doo!

The Broughton Carnival is well known for its colorful parade. And after a pandemic-enforced three-year hiatus, it was clear everyone was looking forward to it.

The community came in full force – and so did the sun.

Crowds turned out to enjoy the carnival fun. Photo: Sadie Sedgwick

“It was very successful. The weather was perfect and there were lots of people watching along the course,” said longtime committee secretary Anne Davis.

“There was a great mix of floats, walkers and community acts. I think people were really excited to see it again, there was a great vibe.”

The parade, led by local Brownies and the Mossley Band of Manchester, passed through villages, starting at the school grounds and ending in Welfare Field.

News and Star: The Carnival Queen and her entourageThe Carnival Queen and her entourage

Once there, the coronation ceremony took place and people were able to enjoy the carnival, ice cream and stalls.

The North Tyneside Pipe Band occupied the back of the parade, which was full of beautiful queens and their entourages.

Carnival queen Amelia Fisher traveled in a float displaying the colors of the Ukrainian flag. She was accompanied by two Ukrainian girls who are staying there.

News and Star: Enjoying the fun of the float Photo: Mike GriersonEnjoying the fun of the float Photo: Mike Grierson

The other royalty was: Platinum Jubilee Queen Abigail Foster; Snow King Alfie Jenkins; Herald Evie Rolls; Ivy Queen Ivy Cruttenden; Gypsy Queen Esme; Miss Broughton Amelia Jai ​​Collister; Princess Emma Fisher; Britannia Elizabeth Stephenson; Prince Jaxson Fletcher.

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The only prize – for best act along the way – went to Mary Poppins and her Chimney Sweeps, all Brewery House regulars, who danced and sang through Great and Little Broughton.

Cheering crowds loved all the entertainment, including Boris spinning plates, Scooby Doo and a selection of dinosaurs.

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All ages participated, from toddlers to retirees.

The event is organized by a committee of six hard working people. Teas were prepared for the groups and the judges in the village hall.

Anne said: “I would like to thank everyone on the committee and the many people who helped out that day – setting up banners, setting up the stage, organizing and with teas.

“We couldn’t do this without a lot of support.”

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