Large crowds have fun in the sun at carnival

The sun came out for Todmorden Gala with large crowds lining the town’s streets and enjoying entertainment in Centre Vale Park.

Around 1,500 people watched on as the parade started at Sanworth street and made its way down Halifax Road, Burnley Road and in to the park.

Todmorden Carnival.'Todmorden Children's Centre.

Todmorden Carnival.'Todmorden Children's Centre.

This year’s theme was “Todmorden Carnival Needs You - Past Parades of Todmorden” and it brought out all kinds of costumes, floats and foot tableaux, including super heroes, suffragettes and cave men and cave women.

The new Mayor of Todmorden, Coun Jayne Booth, officially opened the carnival in the park, where there was music, dancing fairground rides, a dog agility team and.

Carnival committee chairman Philip Clarke said: “Overall we couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise. The majority of Todmorden came out and supported the parade and there was between 1,500 and 2,000 people in the park at any one time.

“I’d like to thank the people of Todmorden and all the entertainers for supporting the event.”

See your Thursday Todmorden News and Hebden Bridge Times for pictures from the day and the carnival competition winners.