Thousands enjoy throwback to the ‘80s at Doddington Carnival and Sports Day

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Thousands lined the streets of Doddington at the weekend as the village held its 30th carnival and sports day.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Based on the theme ‘back to the ‘80’s’ the carnival procession started the day with colourful costumes, music and floats.

Doddington Carnival: 80s themed carnival parade.

Doddington Carnival: 80s themed carnival parade. - Credit: Archant

A samba band and cadets marched through the village during the busy Saturday morning.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

During the sports afternoon hundreds of children took part in running and obstacle races, whilst the soapbox race was won by Jason Shepherd and his son Joseph for the second year in a row.

Doddington Carnival: 80s themed carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington Carnival: 80s themed carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The partying carried on into the early hours as a DJ played at The Three Tuns pub making sure people danced the night away.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington carnival and sports day. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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Nicola Duncan-Finn said on social media: “Sincere thanks to all that were involved with the planning and delivery of another amazing carnival. It really was a first class day.”

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