Carnival day 2018 was on Saturday 4th
August, and the weather once again smiled on us. The village was
again quieter than usual, but there were still plenty of people
around, enjoying themselves in the warm sunshine. The procession
this year was excellent, with some inspired floats and excellent
ideas.. This year we had been unable to secure a second
band, so the Billerettes had to dance to canned music - but it
went well and they entertained us well up to the usual standard.
We were again led by the excellent Castleton Silver Band, and many thanks as ever to
them and to everyone who helped, took part, supported
the local stalls or simply came to have fun..
Some people had again not seen or
had ignored the numerous signs around the field prohibiting dogs,
but all those who were asked to remove their pets did so without
argument, so we thank them for that. It perhaps should be
emphasised that we don't like excluding dogs, but the field is
officially a children's playground and so the law prohibits dogs
for health reasons.
As ever, special thanks to all those who
helped Council put up and take down the marquees. We couldn't do
this without you.
A selection of photos from the day
are on the clickable thumbnails below.