IT’S family fun-time in Cheddleton tomorrow (Aug 11) when the village’s annual carnival comes alive again.
This spectacular treat – and its associated fundraising activities throughout the year – has raised more than £1 million for cancer research to date.
Right: Carnival procession
It’s all down to the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers drawn from the village who work tirelessly to support the life-saving charity Cancer Research UK.
As is tradition tomorrow’s carnival will commence with a colourful parade through the village to the carnival site at Ashcombe Park Cricket Club in Basford Bridge Lane.
Left: Carnival volunteers
The parade will leave Harrison Way at 1pm led by Longton Scout and Guide ahead of a bevy of carnival floats, classic cars, tractors and fancy dress entrants.
LASAR Radio will have a presence on the carnival field for the first time this year, where you can meet some of the community radio station’s popular presenters.
Other attractions on the field will include a Punch & Judy Show, games and stalls, craft marquee, ‘nifty fingers’ competition, fun dog show and, of course, a refreshment bar and BBQ.
The carnival will be officially opened at 2pm, followed by the crowning of the new queen, 11 year old Millie Williams.
In the evening there will be entertainment in the carnival marquee provided by acoustics duo Northern Lights. Admission costs £5 but children will be admitted free. The event is being sponsored by The Boat Inn.