THE chairman of Pershore Carnival praised the town's involvement in the event's 50th anniversary.

The carnival last week was hailed as a success with fun including the 100 piece Worcester Rock Choir on the main stage

Colin Shepherd, Pershore Carnival chairman said: “All the feedback the Committee has received has been simply wonderful.

"There are so many people that I would like to thank all the Pershore retailers that provided either financial sponsorship, services or loan of equipment; those that provided the lorries for the floats, especially the drivers that gave up their Bank Holiday.

"All the schools and groups that entered a float.

"The support from Pershore Town Police and Pershore Fire Station, the Mayor of Pershore Cllr Chris Parsons, Cllr Tony Rowley, chairman of Wychavon District Council. "Those that provided the entertainment for free throughout the day.

"The list goes on and on, I do apologise if I have left anyone out. Without their generous support and goodwill, it simply wouldn’t happen.

"Finally, to the carnival committee themselves - a 5.30am start for the site manager and his team is a massive ask.”

Mr Shepherd was also awarded a trophy to thank him for his efforts.

Float winners included Motorized by Cherry Orchard School, Small Group by The Palmer Family and Walking Wheels by Pershore WI.

This year’s beneficiary of the street collection during the parade was Pershore Sea Cadets, an organisation that offers opportunities to young people on and off the water, helping to boost their confidence and self-belief.

This year's king was Sam Mardle, aged nine of Holy Redeemer Primary School the queen was Frankee Camden, aged nine of Cherry Orchard First School and the princess was Harriet Edmondson, aged nine of St Barnabas CE First and Middle School.

Abbey Park was home to array of stalls and entertainment, with the Paws for Thought Dog Display Team drawing a massive crowd.

PODS also entertained the audience with their West End and Broadway Medley.

The Jubilee Carnival celebrations came to an end with a firework finale.