Fantastic turnout for Town Carnival

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES SHOW OFF THEIR WINGS: These colourful women brightened the parade. PICTURE: Penzz Photography (8415587)

JOLLY JUMPERS SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: Mayor Roy Thomas and his good lady consort pose with the largest group to enter the Carnival. They even brought along a home-made tank! PICTURE: Penzz Photography (8415591)

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE JOINED THE PROCESSION: The threatened rain held off and locals of all ages ejoyed marching along. PICTURE: Penzz Photography (8415598)

IT'S A KNOCKOUT!: Carnival-goers enjoyed bouncing around the inflatable boxing ring. This little lad clearly had a mean left hook! PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8415603)

OM-PAH-PAH GETS THE PARTY STARTED: The procession was led through town in style to a soundtrack of sunny tunes provided by the band. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8415613)

CREATIVE COSTUMES FROM EGYPT TO THE WILD WEST: Locals did the Carnival proud by turning up in an array of brilliant costumes. PICTURES: Penzz Photography (8415616)

First published in News

HUNDREDS of people flocked to our county town on Saturday to enjoy the biggest and best Haverfordwest Walking Carnival yet!

Entrants warmed to the fancy dress theme of ‘Heroes and Heroines’ -from the world of showbiz and beyond - and spectators admired some fantastic costumes.

Led by the Milford Haven Town Band, the procession blazed a trail through the town, setting off from Old Bridge Square, heading along Bridge Street to Castle Square then returning to the Riverside Shopping precinct.

Cash prizes for the winning costumes – donated by Taj Mahal Restaurant – were presented by the Mayor and Sheriff to the Best Individual and Best Group, plus a Runner Up.

Visitors enjoyed entertainments including face painting, a bouncy castle and boxing ring, music, dancing and numerous stalls.

The Carnival was jointly run by Haverfordwest at its Best and Haverfordwest Lions Club, with financial support from Valero, Haverfordwest Town Council, and local traders. Riverside Shopping, Haverfordwest Lions Club and HIP provided practical help to ensure the wonderful day ran smoothly.

For more pictures, visit Haverfordwest at its Best’s Facebook page.

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