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Sunshine added to Pinchbeck Carnival spirit





The sun shone on a weekend of celebration in Pinchbeck.

Villagers were delighted to spend Saturday at the Rotten Row playing field where the annual carnival took place.

After being officially opened by Carnival Queen Briony Sweeting, more than 30 vintage cars and tractors paraded around the field before live entertainment thrilled the crowds.

Pinchbeck WI kept everyone well fed
Pinchbeck WI kept everyone well fed
Graham Lunn and Dolly Pinchbeck
Graham Lunn and Dolly Pinchbeck
Sue White of the Pinchbeck WI
Sue White of the Pinchbeck WI
Lani (9) Mia (9) Meila (7) Lucy (9) at the event
Lani (9) Mia (9) Meila (7) Lucy (9) at the event
Vintage tractors roll up
Vintage tractors roll up

John Pailing, vice chairman of the Pinchbeck Carnival Committee, said: “It was wonderful.

“I couldn’t count how many people there were – there were so many.

“We had a multitude of charity stalls which all looked busy, the children were enjoying the rides, we had music from the Sound Injectors who were very good and the Rock School Bus did a great job.

The Rock School Bus entertained the crowds
The Rock School Bus entertained the crowds
The parade was busy
The parade was busy
A BMW in the vehicle parade
A BMW in the vehicle parade

“We sold lots of fruit and flowers and there must have been 30 plus vintage vehicles there.

“Pinchbeck East school did a display which everybody loved and we had lots of cake stalls, including the WI one which was brilliant.

“Sadly, we were told the Spitfire was out of action but they came in the Hurricane instead which was a real event.

A classic vehicle has a run out
A classic vehicle has a run out
The Spalding Lions took one of many charity stalls at the carnival
The Spalding Lions took one of many charity stalls at the carnival
Lily Webb with Shelly and Mick Nicholls 1929 model A Pinchbeck
Lily Webb with Shelly and Mick Nicholls 1929 model A Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck Carnival Queen Briony Sweeting with her princes
Pinchbeck Carnival Queen Briony Sweeting with her princes
There were more than 30 vehicles in the parade
There were more than 30 vehicles in the parade

“It was a proper village do.

“Everybody was laughing and there were smiles all round.”

On the Friday night there was a special bingo event followed by a Sunday lunch at the village hall.

The sun shone on the parade
The sun shone on the parade
Eloise takes a ride in the parade
Eloise takes a ride in the parade
The carnival royalty arrive
The carnival royalty arrive
Eloise (9) and Mum Lyndsey Bates with daughters winning cup cakes
Eloise (9) and Mum Lyndsey Bates with daughters winning cup cakes
Tractor riders wave to the crowds
Tractor riders wave to the crowds

“The weekend couldn’t have gone better,” John added.

“Long may it reign.”



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