Highest Lutterworth Carnival turnout for years

Glorious sunshine helped to boost crowd numbers for the Lutterworth Carnival at the weekend with thousands thronging the town.

The event, on Saturday, began with a floats parade through the town from midday which ended at 1pm outside the Coventry Road Recreation Ground (see pages 10 and 11 for more details of the parade).

Back...Molly Evans, Hannah Frost and Amber Faulkner all aged 8 and front, Daniel Faulkner 6.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Back...Molly Evans, Hannah Frost and Amber Faulkner all aged 8 and front, Daniel Faulkner 6.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Event organisers Lutterworth Town Council estimate that more than 1,000 people attended the Rec during its four-hour stint of entertainment and attractions.

Among the community groups who provided demonstrations and acts were Lutterworth Rugby Club, choirs from Sherrier Primary School and John Wycliffe Primary School, an impressive aerial show in the skies from The Gilding Centre of Husbands Bosworth, Harborough District Disabled Sport with a basketball display, and Lutterworth’s St Mary’s Church which again provided the ever-popular refreshments tent.

Holly Guy, the events and administration officer at Lutterworth Town Council, said the turnout was one of the highest for the carnival in recent memory, with the superb weather certainly helping.

She added: “The event went really well.

“On behalf of the Events Working Party, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and made the carnival the brilliant day that it was.

“To all groups who took part in the procession, put acts onto the stage and in the arena, to all stallholders and attractions, and also to all volunteers who came to lend a hand on the day.

“None of it would have been possible if it wasn’t for the volunteers, so thank you.”