World Cup beaters

PUBLISHED: 11:58 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:25 06 May 2010

Enjoying the carnival atmosphere

Enjoying the carnival atmosphere

A COMBINATION of the World Cup and high temperatures failed to stop crowds from attending this year s Biggleswade Carnival. Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the parade which included 10 lorries, two vans, cheerleaders and bagpipe players. The

A COMBINATION of the World Cup and high temperatures failed to stop crowds from attending this year's Biggleswade Carnival.

Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the parade which included 10 lorries, two vans, cheerleaders and bagpipe players.

The carnival started at 2pm and finished at about 3.45pm, just before England's ill-fated quarter-final against Portugal.

Carnival chairman Jim Brady said: "Considering the clash with the football over the weekend it was a fantastic event and the town centre was packed. The whole weekend was a success."

There was some doubt over whether another event, the rock 'n' roll night starring Crazy Jay and The Partytimers at the Biggleswade Working Men's Club on Friday, would be a success after only 30 of a possible 100 tickets had been sold.

However, Mr Brady said lots of people turned up on the door and the night was also a great success.

Over the entire weekend the carnival helped to raise about £1,200 which will go to local groups and charities.

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