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Carnival joy set for Grantham

Thousands are expected to enjoy a fun-filled family weekend next week in

Grantham’s annual carnival.

Roy Wright and his Grantham Carnival and Events Group have spent the past 13 months busily organising the spectacle for Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and 17). The fun starts at noon with the street parade starting in Market Place and ending up in Wyndham Park.

Amid the usual dancers, scouts, schools, and emergency services, a 103 year-old and 104-year-old will also join the parade.

Wyndham Park will again feature a large display of fire engines, a fun fair, displays, new cars and dance shows.

Arena entertainment over both days will include a dog display team, fantastic falconry, local dance groups, carnival bands and classic cars.

Saturday night’s Party in the Park features a Status Quo tribute band, supported by Grantham band The System. Tickets are £13 each (under 12s are free) and available from the Guildhall Arts Centre Box office.

Sunday will also see another superb show of classic cars organised by Grantham Classic Car Club set in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Another highlight will be a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire at 1.20pm on Saturday.

The same time on Sunday will also see a flypast by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster.

The Red Arrows will perform a formation flight on Sunday at 6.10pm.

Entry to the carnival is free both days. Free parking is available in Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday only.


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