Had a fabulous Saturday afternoon shooting the Duffield Carnival. It was wonderful to see, as always, a proper carnival with a parade and floats (remember those?) and so many from the community dressing up.
The Storybook theme of this year’s event produced two of the finest floats seen at the Carnival since I started photographing it in 2008.
The Meadows School went with Harry Potter and, splendid as that was, the William Gilbert School celebration of Alice in Wonderland’s 150th anniversary was a stunning winner, with a float and ‘supporting cast’ teeming with colour, variety and invention.
The sun shone all afternoon and I managed to get some great shots with the backdrop of blue skies and dramatic clouds.
In the photo gallery below, you’ll see: celebrity auctioneer Charles Hanson who opened the event; Frumptam Guggen Band from Lancashire who fronted the parade and proved very popular with their unique mix of brass with punchy percussion; local dance troupe Vision Dance; Makeney Morris; and a host of revellers enjoying rides, Punch & Judy, Tug-of-War and a Climbing Wall.
All 150+ photos from the Carnival are available to buy as prints – or even mugs, key rings, fridge magnets and mouse mats.
25% of the proceeds will go to the Duffield Carnival. To go the gallery on my website, click here
Please note: if you are in any of the photographs and object to your face being included in this gallery, please let me know and I will remove it.