Milford rolls out the red carpet for carnival stars

Milford rolls out the red carpet for carnival stars

CARTOON HEROES: Transformers buddied up with characters from Disney's Frozen. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934845)

HATS OFF: St Katharine's Stratford Players won best overall float. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934848)

MEXICAN WAVE: Kay Thomas, of Rickeston Mill Nursing Home, and Jenny Davies of Barclays. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934860)

STARS IN THEIR EYES: Audrey Hepburn, Lara Croft and Austin Powers gave the day some A-list glamour. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934871)

READY FOR ACTION: Stunt men from Reel Stunts in Action entertained the crowds at Pill Field. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934878)

VIPs: Carnival Queen Grace Hopson with the mayor of Milford Haven and consort, Round Table chairman Daniel Davies, Julie Davies, president Charles Hardaker and Maureen Hardaker. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (7934883)

First published in County News

THE magic of Hollywood brought thousands to the streets of Milford Haven for the annual town carnival on Saturday.

Organised by Milford Haven Round Table, with sponsorship from South Hook LNG, it was a film-filled affair, with everyone from Lara Croft to Optimus Prime taking part.

After a spectacular parade from Waterloo Square and past the judges at the Town Hall, it was on to Pill Fields for an afternoon of family fun and games, where a breathtaking movie stunt display stole the show.

St Katharine’s Stratford Players claimed the hearts of the judges to win the £500 top prize for best float with their chosen theme Alice in Wonderland.

Milford Haven Gym Club claimed second prize as the Crew of the Milford Pearl, and James Street’s Peter Pan and the Lost Boys swashbuckled their way into third place overall.

There were also prizes for walking entries, and Steven Clark was also presented with a community award for his longstanding support and contribution to the carnival - he has entered every year for almost 30 years.

Martin Wilcox, secretary for the Round Table, said: “We would just like to thank the people of Milford Haven for getting involved with the floats, and coming out to support the carnival on the day.”

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