Carnival was bigger and better than ever

Stapleford scout grop float marks the 100 years of scouting in Stapleford.
Stapleford scout grop float marks the 100 years of scouting in Stapleford.
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The organisers of this year’s Stapleford Carnival have hailed it ‘bigger and better’ than previous years.

Hundreds of visitors watched the parade of floats, classic cars and buses through the town to the recreatio ground in Ilkeston Road on Saturday.

Millie and Maisie Bennett dressed up in Sandiacre tn fc strip for the carnival.

Millie and Maisie Bennett dressed up in Sandiacre tn fc strip for the carnival.

Katharine Stewart from Hemlockstone Lions said: “It went very well.

“We always want it to be bigger and better than the last year and I’m sure it was.

“Many people have told me they thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Town Mayor Cllr Amanda Hull officially opened the charitable festivities with Broxtowe Mayor Cllr Margaret Handley and Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry.

Morgan McGrath with Red the Sandiacre tn fc mascot.

Morgan McGrath with Red the Sandiacre tn fc mascot.

There was also a tug of war involving village sea cadets and air cadets, plenty of chjrity and commercial stalls and classic vehicles to admire.

Charlie Flower on a 1960 Ford major tractor.

Charlie Flower on a 1960 Ford major tractor.

Laura Tebutt shows her eagle owl Bob to Adam Rolllinson, Bradley Calladine, Brandon Soderspen, Angel Soderspen.

Laura Tebutt shows her eagle owl Bob to Adam Rolllinson, Bradley Calladine, Brandon Soderspen, Angel Soderspen.

Caribean dancer Beckie Roberts was with the UK Trini and friends float Avitar.

Caribean dancer Beckie Roberts was with the UK Trini and friends float Avitar.

The Maypole goodtime band played for the crowds.

The Maypole goodtime band played for the crowds.

Stapleford mayor Amanda Hull tried her hand at plate spinning.

Stapleford mayor Amanda Hull tried her hand at plate spinning.

UK Trini and friends float Avitar.

UK Trini and friends float Avitar.

The Anthony Booth trust float was Robin Hood.

The Anthony Booth trust float was Robin Hood.

children race around the grass track at the carnival.

children race around the grass track at the carnival.