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Carnival chairman: 'We have done the village proud'




1st Pinchbeck Rainbows had a Pied Paper theme.
1st Pinchbeck Rainbows had a Pied Paper theme.

A low-flying Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight wowed record crowds at Pinchbeck Carnival.

Carnival secretary Jane Amess said, for many, the flypast was Saturday's highlight, and the aircraft was so low that someone commented that the pilot had blue eyes.

Carnival Queen Sian Groves and Princesses Bella Parker and Sophie Belton enjoyed their big moment leading the parade.

Carnival Queen Sian Groves and princesses Sophie Bolton and Bella Parker.
Carnival Queen Sian Groves and princesses Sophie Bolton and Bella Parker.

The ever popular Breaston Highlanders provided the music as they marched, and there was a treat for vintage car enthusiasts as Boston Classic Car Club fielded some spectacular cars.

Winners of the float/walking entry competition were: 1 1st Pinchbeck Brownies, 2 Pinchbeck East Primary and 3 (joint) 1st Pinchbeck Guides and 1st Pinchbeck Rainbows. Paul Hammond was the judge.

Winners of the best stall competition were: 1 The Dogs Trust, 2 The Friends of St Gilbert's and 3 1st Pinchbeck Rainbows. Jeff and Jaqui Woods were the judges.

Spalding's Diamondz DG dancers entertained the carnival crowds.
Spalding's Diamondz DG dancers entertained the carnival crowds.

Entries for the craft and cooking competition were displayed in the marquee. Florence Wilson won the Jean Russell Memorial Trophy for the best overall children's entry while Ken Liquorish won the WI salver for the best adult entry.

PCSO Sally Pusey officially opened the carnival.

Dave Mustoe led Friday's bingo..

Among Saturday's arena attractions were Ye Old Redtail Falconry Display (Ray and Wendy Aliker), Kuk Sool Won, Lincs Dog Display, The Breaston Highlanders, Diamondz DG School of Dance and Adrian Ley, from First Feet Entertainment. Christ Carter and Jan Whitbourn, from Tulip Events, kept the afternoon on track.

Imogen Chapman wins on tombola.
Imogen Chapman wins on tombola.
1st Pinchbeck Brownies won the float competition with their nursery rhyme theme.
1st Pinchbeck Brownies won the float competition with their nursery rhyme theme.

In the evening, Dave Mustoe entertained the audience with music and quizzes from the 20th Century.

Sunday saw a good congregation for the traditional combined church service in the marquee.

Carnival chairman Chris Schofield thanked businesses who supported the event and the many people who helped.

He said: "I believe we have done the village proud with a resoundingly successful carnival."



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