Atherton Carnival gets bigger and better

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Thousands of people turned out to enjoy Atherton Carnival, which proved to be “bigger and better than ever”.

Crowds lined the streets as the traditional parade made its way through the area on Sunday.

Pupils from six schools took part in the procession, along with air force cadets, two dance troupes and many people in fancy dress.

There was music from a Scottish pipe band, Wigan-based Anvil Street Drummers and Tyldesley Prize Band.

Several vehicles were also involved, including two old buses and a guided bus, tractors and a Delorean car as seen in the Back To The Future films.

After making its way around the streets, the parade finished at the fields at Meadowbank Primary School on Gloucester Street, Atherton.

“Thousands of people came out, they were all along the streets for the parade and on the field afterwards.”

Eileen Seddon

There was then a host of attractions during the afternoon, including 50 stalls, a climbing wall, donkey rides, assault course, music from a DJ and a fun fair.

Eileen Seddon, who has been involved with organising the carnival, said: “Everything went brilliantly.

“Thousands of people came out, they were all along the streets for the parade and on the field afterwards.”

She added: “It was bigger and better than ever. It was fabulous.”