Hip Hip Parade: cheers as Milnrow and Newhey carnival proves golden success

ORGANISERS of Milnrow and Newhey Community Carnival are already planning for next year’s event.

But after the success of their Golden Jubilee edition, including a record-breaking parade, they know the 2019 event will have to go some to be extra special.

This year the carnival turned back the clock to the 1960s, producing a kaleidoscope of colourful clothes and outfits.

The parade of 36 floats, an increase of 13 on 2017, wound its way from Railway Street in Newhey to finish at Milnrow Memorial Park where the party atmosphere continued with a plethora of stalls and entertainment.

“It is an event that seems to be gathering momentum every year,” said Carnival secretary Claire Kierins.

“People have said to us how much they enjoyed the day.

“So, it is nice to receive such encouraging feedback.

“People really made the effort to get on board with it being the 50th year.

“Everything ran smoothly as it usually does. But it was a lot bigger this year.

“There were loads of people at the park and we had more stalls this year than last plus plenty of good food vendors too.

“It is always a learning curve every year. I won’t tempt fate and say we are perfectly organised but this was probably our best yet.

“The 60s was our theme for this year and we already have a good idea for next year but I can’t disclose it yet,” she laughed.

Monies raised from the carnival will go towards Springhill Hospice.

The Hair Boutique in Milnrow took top spot in the first ever Milnrow and Newhey Districts Community Carnival best dressed window competition, sponsored by Capture Design.

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