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Record crowds enjoy Broughton and Bretton Carnival

RECORD crowds revelled in the sunshine for the Broughton and Bretton Carnival.

RECORD crowds revelled in the sunshine for the Broughton and Bretton Carnival.

As in previous years, the event, on Saturday, was sponsored by British Land, owners of Broughton Shopping Park.

The Batala Bermo drumming Group led the parade.

Denise Colclough and her daughter, Rachel Watterson had burned many a midnight oil decorating the Carnival Queen Float.

The result was a fitting tribute to this year’s Queen, 10-year-old Maisie Turner, and her Rosebud, four-year-old Jessica Morley, supported by their retinue and page boy.

Broughton Amateur Dramatic Group (BADG) worked overtime to recreate the costumes from their acclaimed version of Treasure Island while members Bill Wood and Sean Virgo designed the group’s float for this year’s parade.

Co-organisers Laura Virgo and Ellen Jones said: “We are really pleased with the response for this year’s carnival. It really brings the community together for a day of celebration and fun. Thanks to all the people who helped us.”

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