24th Oct, 2016

Carnival chairman thanks crowds

Rob George 29th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE CHAIRMAN of Pershore Carnival’s committee has paid tribute to the thousands of visitors who packed into the town for the annual event.

In excess of 10,000 people gathered in the town on Bank Holiday Monday (May 25) for the popular carnival which once again offered fun for all the family.

And in a letter to the Observer, chairman Colin Shepherd thanked all those who supported and attended the event.

“Once again it was a resounding success and was only made possible thanks to the hard work and support from a number of people,” he said.

“Without the crowds we regularly pull into Pershore, there would be no carnival. Thank you for showing your support, we hope you enjoyed everything on offer.”

Entertainment and attractions were held throughout the day and included the Blue Cross Dog Show, a funfair, a host of stalls and markets, entertainment in the new arena and a raffle.

The undoubted highlight was the procession which kicked off at Pershore Football Club on King George’s Way.

Led by the West Midlands Fire Service Band, the procession captured this year’s carnival theme of sport through the ages and helped raise cash for the two chosen charities; Pershore Swimming Club and the Pershore Scout Hut Appeal.

And once the procession reached Abbey Park, the fun continued throughout the afternoon ahead of the evening concert .

Local band the Purple Shades, W Factor winner Liam Clear, the Fabulous Boogie Boys and Eve Linton and Some People were among the musical talents who took to the stage.

The day came to an end with a stunning fireworks display.