A COUPLE of short showers failed to dampen spirits at Northwich Carnival on Saturday.
Crowds were up on last year and organisers were delighted with how the fun-filled weekend went.
“It all went very well and was a really successful event overall,” said organiser Barbara Turner.
“We had a quick shower on Saturday, and one on Sunday, but people stuck around and enjoyed themselves and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.”
The parade left Denton Drive at 1pm and the main event was once again held at Verdin Park.
At 3pm on Saturday, Alderman Ron Carey bestowed the coveted Carnival Queen crown on 14-year-old Rudheath High School pupil Demi-Lee Johnson, who lives in Wincham.
Accompanying her as part of the retinue was her niece Phoebe Little, who was this year’s fairy queen.
Activities and entertainment over the weekend include performances from Quickstep, Sue Morgan School of Dance, tae kwon-do displays, live music and the annual qualifier for Cheshire’s Strongest Man.