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.
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.
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.
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.
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.