Chapel Carnival celebrated its best attendance yet on Saturday, thanks to sunny weather and great participation.
Unlike other festivities in High Peak, the annual event in Chapel-en-le-Frith doesn’t have a theme, prompting many floats, businesses and school children to embrace the World Cup or World War One attire and decor, in honour of the centenary.
One of the organisers, Jeanette Saxby, said: “It went really well. The weather was on our side for a change and we had our best-ever turnout to the ground. We think there was about 1,500 people. Normally, we get about 1,000. I think it was due to the weather.”
She added: “The standard of businesses entering was very high and we had more entries than usual, about 30. The Roebuck Inn was definitely the best decorated. It was outstanding.
“We had about 30 items, including floats, bands and walking groups, in the procession this year. It was great, it took about 20 to 25 minutes to go past. We’re hoping to have a longer parade next year.
“It was a really lovely atmosphere, a great day for the family, full of community spirit with no trouble.”
Next year’s Chapel Carnival will take place on June 20.
Best dressed public house: The Roebuck
Best dressed private house: Connie’s on Elmfield
Best dressed lamp post: 1st Chapel Girls’ Brigade
Best dressed Residential Home: Ecclesfold
Best Dressed Shop Window large-themed: Reading Matters
Best dressed Shop Window small-themed: Frankies
Best Dressed Shop Window goods: Halls Mica
Best Dressed Float: Sparrowpit WI
Best Dressed Youth Float: Chapel-en-le-Frith Cubs and Beavers
Best Kept Commercial Vehicle: Lomas Distribution
Best Classic Vehicle: Hardy’s Fruit and Veg
Best Dressed Queens Tableau: Joint first: Buxton Wells Dressing Royalty
Best Dressed Car and Trailer: Meningitis Now Royalty
Junior Queen’s Car: Arthritis Research UK Junior Queen - Della
Princess Car: Stockport Princess - Joanna
Petal Car: Arthritis Research UK Personality Petal - Charley
Overall Vehicle: Buxton festival royalty
Fancy Dress: Skye Morten
Best Senior Walking Royalty: Arthritis Research UK Queen – Hannah
Best Junior Walking Royalty: Joint winners: Phils Freedom Little Miss Sunshine and Page boy – Ellie-Grace and Rhys
Queen and retinue: Hayfield May Queen Ruth
Queen: Joint winners – Buxton Festival Personality Queen Tamara and Arthritis Research UK Queen Hannah
Junior Queen: Hayfield Junior Queen Hannah
Princess: Meningitis Now Personality Princess Temeka
Rosebud: East Cheshire Hospice Rosebud – Harleigh-Jai
Petal: East Cheshire Hospice Petal Violet
Female Attendant: Meningitis Now Molly
Male Attendant: Meningitis Now Louie
Senior Personality of the Day: Buxton Personality Queen Tamara
Junior Personality of the Day: Phils Freedom Little Miss Sunshine Ellie-Grace
Personality of the Year: Ashgate Hospice Personality Queen Alexandria
Special mention to Oliver Jodrell from Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School who was the winner of the programme cover competition.