A spectacle of colour was the final added touch to round off the week of the St Teath Carnival celebrations.
In the true village community spirit, its residents came together to help celebrate throughout the week.
This year the carnival week was held a week later than in previous years in order that it coincided with the children’s school summer holidays.
A spokesperson on the committee added: “It was the best week ever and we are so glad we moved the date, so all the local children were able to go to the village green where everything was provided for free; to name but a few a children’s bingo, pop up and play afternoon. magic show, bouncy castles and ice creams. This was all well received by the village, and it all added up to a very successful week.”
With carnival day on Saturday, July 29, and the rain holding off people packed into the village to watch the grand procession well they were in for a treat with many entries making their way through the village.
After the procession the moment of prize giving was held on the village green and to finish off the evening live music from Strange Brood and The Boys.
In an act of solidarity with their neighbours in Delabole, whose carnival was ruined by stormy weather, the spokesperson for St Teath Carnival Committee added: “Although St Teath and Delabole have had their differences in the past, our hearts went out to their carnival committee when we heard that they had been forced to cancel the whole event due to the appalling weather and resulting destruction of the carnival marquee.
“Knowing how much time, effort and hard work, not to mention expense, goes into the preparation for a carnival, St Teath carnival committee have decided to donate the proceeds of our carnival procession on July 29 to Delabole. Collectors from Delabole joined our parade and we can only wish them better luck for next year’s celebrations.”
The carnival will now be keeping to their changed date and preparations for next years will soon start to get under way. So, put the date in the diary for next year’s carnival being held on Saturday August 3, 2024.