PICTURES: Village carnival returns after relaunch event triumphs

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 July 2019

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A walking carnival will return to Long Ashton next year, following the latest event's success in the village.

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONLong Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

More than 100 people turned out in support of the parade, which took villagers from Weston Road to Long Ashton Community Centre in Keedwell Hill.

Event organiser Kate Bolton announced the news on social media on July 17, three days after the carnival.

Kate said: "The parade was amazing. We weren't sure how many people would participate, but my husband Dave said around 150 people came, and more than 30 cheerleaders, 11 brownies and their parents took part.

"We've decided to make the event a walking carnival, which promotes environmental awareness and makes it more inclusive and accessible to all.

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONLong Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"The theme was The Greatest Showman, and we're excited to bring the parade to Long Ashton next year."

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONLong Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONLong Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Long Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade.     Picture: MARK ATHERTONLong Ashton Community Centres 60th anniversary parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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