Carnival atmosphere in Tenby

Carnival atmosphere in Tenby

purple mermaids Splashing out: Tenby mermaids Gwen, Mali and Meg. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137200)

world cup Soccer soakers: Tenby AFC Under 8s were on the ball at the carnival. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137206)

bee and flower Keeping buzzy; Baby bee and flowery friend join in the procession. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137212)

around the world Global gathering: Dai the Boot and friends went Around the World in 80 Days to win the top prize. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137233)

little lifeboat We are sailing: Mini lifeboat crew Gracie, Bobby and Theo. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137246)

lego Well built: Lego characters Blake, Rudi and Archie. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (9137261)

SOCCER SOAKERS: Tenby AFC under eights were on the ball at the carnival.PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography.

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Tenby was in carnival mood on Wednesday afternoon, as crowds lined the town’s streets to enjoy the colourful procession.

Imagination ran riot amongst the carnival contestants, who brought along creatures from the deep, Lego favourites, footballers, flowers and superheroes to join the fun of the parade.

Countries galore were depicted on the Around the World in 80 Days float entered by Dai the Boot and friends, which won the prize for the best decorated entry.

The lively procession made its way from Tenby’s railway station yard via South Parade, Lower Frog Street, Tudor Square and St Julian Street to the harbour for the presentation of prizes.

The main sponsor of the event was Tenby House Hotel, with sponsorship also coming from Tredeml Print Design Studio and Printers.

A day of fun activities at the fire station in South Parade preceded the carnival, which is run by Tenby Retained Firemen.

All the money raised during the day will go to the Firefighters’ Charity, with Tenby station winning the Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade rosebowl for their top fundraising on several times in previous years.

Results

Fancy dress

Under three: Secret Garden (Hallie Paxton). Under seven: Little Mermaids (Gwen, Meg and Mali). Under 11s: Lego Movie (Ruby, Ella, Mya, Livia, Zoey, Millie, Maddox and Cooper). Adults: Bedrock Babes (Dicky Mint and family).

Floats

Best decorated: Around the World in 80 Days (Dai the Boot and Co.

Best charity: Common ‘wet’ Games (Tenby Round Table).

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