Snow in July at Wisbech Rose Fair as Angles Theatre scoops top float
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Snow in Saturday’s heat helped scooped first prize for the Angles Theatre’s float in this year’s annual Rose Fair parade.
The theatre chose Disney’s Frozen for their float and had a snow affect machine on board to help create the scene which won the judge’s admiration.
Fifteen floats took part in the parade including one carrying this year’s Rose Queen Elisha Thorpe and her attendants.
The parade, organised by Wisbech Round Table, also included L J Dance’s walking street band.
Sam Smith, the Round Table’s chairman, who helped judge the floats with town mayor David Hodgson and his deputy Garry Tibbs.
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This year’s parade theme was animated film, while the flower festival in St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church was heritage.
Windmill Child Care won the junior float award with their version of Monsters Inc, while Thomas Clarkson Academy scooped a highly commended for their Lion King.
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Mr Smith said: “The day was a huge success. It all went off very smoothly and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves. I think the number of floats might have been slightly down on last year, but it is extremely difficult for hauliers to get involved and we are grateful to those who do it.
“We were lucky with the weather, which was lovely and warm, but may have been too warm for some people as the crowds may also have been slightly down this year.”
Mayor Mr Hodgson paid tribute to all those who helped make the Rose Fair such a success.
He said: “We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Rose Fair. We had many compliments from all our visitors. Special thanks go to Wisbech Round Table who organise the floats and parade on Saturday. To Cllr David Oliver and his team who man the coach/car parking for four long days and survived the searing heat and to the musicians and singers from Peckover school.
“The flower arrangers surpassed themselves yet again with St. Peter’s looking spectacular.
‘The best we have ever seen’ was a comment heard many times. Thanks also to our visitors and the citizens of Wisbech for your support. There was a wonderful party atmosphere on Saturday. Well done Wisbech.”