THE rainy weather didn’t stop the crowds from getting in the carnival spirit as the streets of Warminster were brought to life at the weekend.

Families from all over gathered on Saturday evening to watch the carnival procession full of colourful floats and music, despite the cold and wet weather.

Chairman of the Warminster Carnival Committee, Sandra Major said: “We had around 60 entries which I was really pleased with.

“There was a very high standard this year, some of the floats were amazing.

“The band and dance groups also did very well.

“I think the numbers were a little down on last year due to the rain, last year we had dry weather whereas this year it was wet and bitterly cold, which doesn’t help.

“I don’t think we will have raised as much as last year, but we will see once it is counted and we know what we can donate.”

Town councillor Andrew Davis who runs his own business, Andrew Davis Carpets has become a very familiar face in the carnival procession.

“This is the 37th year that I have been involved with the carnival.

“I always make my own float to promote the business, and my van has towed the carnival queen float for two of those 37 years.

“I have also attended as the Mayor of Warminster.

“I sponsored the Warminster Festival cup in 1989, the first year the Warminster Festival took place.

“When I first entered the carnival I didn’t realise it would become such a tradition.

“It used to be a daytime carnival but then turned into an illuminated evening carnival.

“I do love taking part and supporting the carnival, and plan to continue doing so as long as Andrew Davis is in business.”