LARGE crowds enjoyed the 90th anniversary of the Evesham Carnival in bright sunshine.

The carnival, organised by Evesham Round Table and the local community committee, saw resident gather in Crown Meadow for assembly and the judging by the mayor of Evesham Mark Goodge assisted by Evesham town crier John Raphael.

The theme for this year’s floats was an open theme so there was a wide variety of floats on the back of large lorries supplied by local firms.

The floats included one from main sponsor The Valley with their beach and pirates theme, Evesham Adventure Playground, Vale of Evesham School, Complete Spas, Heart of England Mencap, Tesco, Evesham and Badsey Hockey Club, Elim Christian Centre and Evesham Polish Community.

Also making floats were United Dance Academy with their beach theme, Springfield Mind, Boogie Bounce, Working World with their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme, Evesham Girl Guides, Evesham and District Mental Health, Choice Day Opportunities, Evesham Hospital Club, Cidermill, Freedom Day Centre and Lizzie’s Busy Bus.

Floats were also produced by Vale Dance, Garage Art Group, Riverside Mobility, HFT, Hampton Scouts and Gus the Asparagus Man.

For the first time the Evesham Ladies Circle who organise the carnival queen decided to expand this to have a carnival king as well.

Olivia Hancock aged 12 and Ciaren Baker also aged12 had been crowned for the event and were supported by several attendants Coen Perkins aged 10, Tahlia Walker aged seven, Lucy-Grace Walker aged eight, Daisy Alford aged seven, Grace Hancock, aged seven and Caitlin Paul aged seven.

The carnival king and queen's float were made by the Evesham Ladies Circle chaired by Lucy Workman.

The procession made its way around the town first going over Abbey Bridge, along the river and over Workman Bridge before going all the way around the town, past the Town Hall.

Back at base the results of best float were announced by town crier Mr Raphael and the awards and trophy by Cllr Goodge, and Evesham Carnival chairman Adam Spiers.

Then the carnival moved onto its musical part of the event with Brad Nash, Ciaren the carnival king, Teigan Koorts, a past carnival queen, Michael Knowles, Betsy Harmony and finishing with a set by Soul Manifesto.

Around the stage were a variety of local stalls and food outlets with the ice cream vans doing a roaring trade on a hot day.