BRILLIANT sunshine and dogs galore proved a big draw for the hundreds of people who turned out on Saturday to support the Trowbridge Carnival Fun Day.

The event in Trowbridge town park raised hundreds of pounds for the carnival funds and will help to give next year’s carnival a big boost.

Carnival committee chairman Maryrose Mantle said: “Unfortunately, no-one is able to hold a procession this year.

“We were due to hold ours on the third Saturday in October, but we will be back next year. Our next procession will be on Saturday, October 22 2022.”

Saturday’s carnival fun day included a dog show, traditional children’s fairground rides, and activities organised by Asda’s community champion.

There was also a car boot sale in the morning and many people browsing the stalls stayed on until mid-afternoon.

Mrs Mantle said: “It was really good fun. The weather was absolutely glorious and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves.

“There were so many different kinds of dogs in the dog show, I was amazed. It was good to see them going by. It was lovely.”

Many carnival stalwarts turned out to support the event, including the Trowbridge Army Cadets, the local Salvation Army branch, and the Wesley Road Methodist Church.

Wessex Mead Rotary Club supported the dog show and there was a new class this year for the Fancy Dress Carnival Dog.

The next carnival fundraising event is a bingo night on Saturday, October 1 at the Wesley Road Club. The doors open at 6.30pm and the bingo starts at 7pm. Pre-booking is essential.

Also, a Quiz Night will be held on Saturday, October 23 at the Wesley Road Social Club from 7pm. There will be a maximum of four players per team, and the £7 cost (payable in advance) includes a Fish and Chip supper. Pre-booking is essential.

In the meantime, carnival clubs all over the South West are making preparations for next year’s processions.