VIDEO: Mayor of Grantham leads carnival parade into Wyndham Park riding a shire horse

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Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby rode a shire horse through town yesterday to lead the annual carnival parade.

Rain threatened to take the shine off the parade as it fell just minutes before the start, but it cleared and Coun Selby rode Hercules along High Street as crowds greeted those taking part.

Grantham Dramatic Society in the Grantham Carnival Parade 2014.

Grantham Dramatic Society in the Grantham Carnival Parade 2014.

This year’s theme is pantomimes and nursery rhymes and a colourful parade made its way from Market Place, down High Street to St Catherine’s Road before turning on to Sandon Road and down Hill Avenue before reaching the arena in Wyndham Park.

Every year prizes are presented to the best dressed in the parade. This year’s commercial section winners were Grantham Retailers Association with Jysk in second place and Wise Move in third. The winners of the non-commercial section were Grantham Dramatic Society with Harrowby Singers in second and Clarence House Nursery in third.

Entertainment continues in Wyndham Park. The arena programme starts from 12.30pm. There is a classic car show today in Queen Elizabeth Park from 8am until 4.30pm.

Full details can be found in the Journal or on our website.