Royalty was the theme of Pinchbeck’s wonderful carnival weekend

Lets hope its nothing serious ... Pinchbeck Brownies and Rainbows demonstrate their bedside manner with their NHS float. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110616-110TW
Lets hope its nothing serious ... Pinchbeck Brownies and Rainbows demonstrate their bedside manner with their NHS float. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110616-110TW
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Pinchbeck Carnival saw crowds turn out for Saturday’s big parade and a weekend of fun-filled events at Rotten Row Playing Field.

The parade was led by the Carnival Royalty float and carried Carnival Queen Annie Kinsella and Princesses Teigan Burrill and Katelyn Brocklehurst.

Pinchbeck Guides let slip their royal masks for a moment. SG110616-121TW

Pinchbeck Guides let slip their royal masks for a moment. SG110616-121TW

Fourteen cars from the Boston Classic Car Club followed with some drivers and passengers dressing in clothes from the period their vehicle was made.

Winners of the float/walking entry competition were 1st Pinchbeck Brownies and Rainbows, second was Pinchbeck East Primary School and joint third place went to 1st Pinchbeck Guides and Pinchbeck Kids Club.

This competition was judged by Coun Nick Worth and Sally Horne.

The carnival was officially opened by Spalding Tulip Queen Ella Holbrook.

Pinchbeck Carnival Queen Annie Kinsella with princesses Katelyn Brocklehurst and Teigan Burrill. SG110616-127TW

Pinchbeck Carnival Queen Annie Kinsella with princesses Katelyn Brocklehurst and Teigan Burrill. SG110616-127TW

Carnival committee member Jane Amess said: “The Welsh Axemen had travelled a long way to give us a fantastic, if rather noisy at times, display in the arena. We also had displays from The Breaston Highlanders, Mel’s Zumba and The Whittlesey Dog Training Society.

“Jan and Chris from Tulip Radio kept the proceedings on track throughout the afternoon. We also had a flypast by the Spitfire.”

Winners of the best stall competition were 1st Pinchbeck Baptist Church, second was Ladybirds Pre-School and third Friends of St Gilbert’s. This was judged by two representatives from Hornsey Carnival.

Entries for the craft and cooking competitions were on display in the marque. Rosie Smith won the Jean Russell Memorial Trophy for the best overall children’s entry and Bunty Jarvis won the WI salver for the best adult entry.

A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight high above the Rotten Row field. SG110616-151TW

A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight high above the Rotten Row field. SG110616-151TW

In the evening there was live music from Henry Birkett and Dennis Hannant.

On Sunday there was a combined church service in the marquee followed by a Picnic in the Park to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday.

There was music from Tia Alexander and a singing group called the Rocking Chairs and acoustic guitarist Jakub Zak.

The rain held off until the children’s races and tug of war had been completed.

Regal waves from Harley and Macie Elderkin. SG110616-112TW

Regal waves from Harley and Macie Elderkin. SG110616-112TW

Jane said: “The carnival committee wishes to thank our sponsor, EMG Motor Group, all the local businesses who provided prizes for the raffle, fruit and flowers for our stall and food for the hospitality tent.

“But most of all, thank you to everyone who came along and supported everything that we did over the weekend.

Kate Storey and James Holland as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. SG110616-122TW

Kate Storey and James Holland as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. SG110616-122TW

Pinchbeck Kids Club with their sports stars float. SG10616-115TW

Pinchbeck Kids Club with their sports stars float. SG10616-115TW

Pinchbeck East Primary School with their walking book float. SG110616-113TW

Pinchbeck East Primary School with their walking book float. SG110616-113TW

The Breaston Highlanders ready to march. SG110616-133TW

The Breaston Highlanders ready to march. SG110616-133TW

Pinchbeck Baptist Church stallholders won a first prize with the Queen (Monica Goodman) and her attendants, Karen Davies, Joanne Parish and Mollie Gay. SG10616-147TW

Pinchbeck Baptist Church stallholders won a first prize with the Queen (Monica Goodman) and her attendants, Karen Davies, Joanne Parish and Mollie Gay. SG10616-147TW

PCSO on parade. SG110616-135TW

PCSO on parade. SG110616-135TW