THIS year’s Cheddleton Carnival saw an array of floats, classic cars, farm vehicles, fancy dress, the Buxton Billerettes and the Longton Scout and Guide Band make their way through the village to Ashcombe Park Cricket Club.
This year’s event was opened by Derek Torr, from estate agent Whittaker & Biggs, and the new queen, Leann Nixon, was crowned by his wife Christine Torr.
The retiring queen, Alice Greatbatch, presented a cheque for £49,845 to Paula Ellison, Cancer Research UK representative.
The entertainment included a large parade of visiting queens – some of whom had travelled from the outskirts of Manchester – fancy dress, the Buxton Billerettes a Fun Dog Show organised by Karen Landon of Churnet Valley Dog Training, a large craft area in the main marquee, stalls and amusement areas for children.
There were also refreshment points and a display of classic cars.
Shirley Brough, Honarary Secretary of Cheddleton Carnival Committee, said: “In the current financial climate fund-raising is getting much more difficult and Alice, her family and the committee have done a wonderful job this year to raise this amount.
“Our committee work extremely hard all year round, but I would especially like to thank Caroline Mellor who heads up the organising committee and her team of helpers whose contribution was invaluable.
“The weather was kind to us again and the event was well attended by friends and families who come and spend generously to support our charity and make the day successful.”