PICTURES: Kenilworth Carnival 2014

Kenilworth’s carnival was celebrated for the 82nd time this weekend as floats rolled out to take part.

The family day was described as a huge success by organisers who thanked families and entrants for supporting the annual event once again.

And with 18 floats parading through the town before a fun fair in Abbey Fields, there was plenty on offer for visitors.

Anne Brough, chair of the carnival committee, said: “We had an excellent day. The weather was great, the community of Kenilworth came out to support the carnival and groups that had decorated their floats.

“The procession was a great success and the presence of the crowds was overwhelming as they showed their support for the hard work of the float organisers.

“The Carnival Committee would like to thank all the sponsors that support this event.”

Town mayor John Cooke handed out prizes at a judging session outside the castle in the morning.

Winners were announced as follows:

Overall float Harry Potts Memorial cup to St Nicholas school.

Overall walker Evie Hornblow cup to Georgina McKernan.

Overall children’s effort Jam Boomerang cup to Abbey Scout Group.

The following cups were also awarded on the morning:

Harry Potts cup for non Kenilworth People: Viva Theatre Arts.

Betty Higgerson cup for Kenilworth People: Tannery Court.

Schools cup: St Nicholas school

Dan Bench cup to clubs and societies juniors: Abbey Scout Group.

A D Huckvale cup for clubs and societies junior over 11: Kenilworth Air Training Corps.

Robert Manley cup for theatre and drama groups: Daniels Dancing and Drama Academy.

Best Public House Plaque: The Cottage.

Jeremy Wright cup for children walkers: Georgina McKernan

Abbeyfields cup for group walkers: Adelaide Russell and Richard Bull

Michelle Docker cup for organisation walkers: 1st Kenilworth Rangers.