VIDEO and GALLERY: Doddington Carnival proves to be another rip-roaring success

VILLAGERS came out in force on Saturday to support Doddington’s annual summer carnival as these pictures and video supplied by Nyree Scott show.

Doddington Carnival was bathed in glorious sunshine as a wave of colour and noise swept through the village in the morning. Ten floats, two marching bands and a children’s fancy dress competition kicked off the action-packed day with a parade delighting crowds who had lined the streets.

The carnival continued in the afternoon at the recreation ground in Benwick Road with 50 children’s races proving a popular highlight as the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band and Norwich Samba Band continued to provide a soundtrack to the day of fun.

MP Steve Barclay closed the carnival at around 4pm by handing out medals to all competitors in the children’s races and trophies to the winners.

Grant Barlow, chairman of the village’s carnival and sports committee, said: “Fenland may not be the wealthiest of areas financially but we are certainly rich in terms of friendliness.

“It was great to see the community come together again to support the carnival and the beautiful weather always helps attract the crowds. All of the hard work feels worth it when you see the little faces of children light up throughout the day - it’s what community life is all about.”

The annual Doddington Carnival will return on Saturday July 7 next year.

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