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Annual carnival hits high notes

Ready to guard the parade are fancy dress entrants Seth Hudson, Sabastian Hollands, Charlie Hartle.

Ready to guard the parade are fancy dress entrants Seth Hudson, Sabastian Hollands, Charlie Hartle.

Stanley Village’s annual carnival is expected to have raised more than £1,500 this year.

The carnival, staged last Saturday (June 28), offered many activities including a dog show and various performances from local entertainers.

There was also a fancy dress competition, which saw some entrants dressed as World War Two evacuees.

Display teams on Stanley Recreation Ground included the Flying Angels gymnastics group and Ilkeston Brass Band, while the field was scattered with stalls hosted by nearby charities.

Pat Carroll, secretary of Stanley Village Community Association, which organises the event, said it took a while to get going this year.

She said: “It started slowly but picked up. It didn’t rain and once it got into the field, we had a reasonable day.”

The money raised from the carnival will be put towards community events such as the pensioners’ Christmas party and also maintenance of the village hall, with hopeful plans for an extension.

She added: “It’s a big undertaking and we rely on help from local people. Thank you to everyone who turned up and helped on the day.”

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