Town turns out for special party

For a carnival that's had a few concerns over its future this year, there was no way a few showers were going to rain on anyone's parade.

The long closure of the High Street rail bridge had meant contingency plans had had to be made for a new parade route and this was led by Queen Caitlin, Princess Lilli and Prince Riley.

A last minute flurry of float entries also meant the procession through the town, enertained the crowds.

The Pride of Possession award went to Lawnside Lower School, and the following came 1st in various categories.

Biggleswade Scouts, Weatherley Centre, Vintage Car, Shefford Majorettes, Biggleswade Cricket Club, B.A.T.S, Bu Bounce, Vintage tractors, Biggleswade Fire Brigade.

The following came 2nd in various categories:

Yellow submarine, Edward Peake Middle School, Ivel Sprinter, Kitchenettes.

3rd prize: The Strand.

Walkers: 1st Sapphire Hair and beauty, 2nd Lawnside, 3rd Bu Bounce.

A big thank you goes to Biggleswade Sea Cadets for attending the parade and providing BBQ and toilets.

Biggleswade carnival would also like to thank the judges, vehicle owners and drivers,Plasmor and Biggleswade train station for the use of the car park.

The Queen and Princess had hair and make-up at The Retreat beauty spa for carnival day. A big thank you to all involved at The Retreat.

Biggleswade carnival ended on Saturday with the children’s carnival disco and grand draw on Sunday.

The grand draw winners are Karen Walker, Fezza, Lynda. All other prize winners will be contacted this week.