Gallery: Mayor praises Potters Bar Carnival organisers

ANOTHER year, another successful Potters Bar Carnival. That was the opinion of organisers and the borough s new mayor after last Sunday s event in the town. Carnival princess Kristel Buckley, flanked by her two six-year-old maids of honour Sasha Decaro an

ANOTHER year, another successful Potters Bar Carnival.

That was the opinion of organisers and the borough's new mayor after last Sunday's event in the town.

Carnival princess Kristel Buckley, flanked by her two six-year-old maids of honour Sasha Decaro and Alice Moss, led the parade from Canada Life to the Elm Court youth and community centre in Mutton Lane.

The three girls were joined by new Hertsmere mayor Rosemary Gilligan.


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"It was a magnificent procession," said Cllr Gilligan.

"I couldn't believe the size of it, I was so impressed.

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"The organisers deserve special mention, they put so much work into the day.

"They had a lot of people to co-ordinate and it ran very smoothly.

"It was a real pleasure to be involved in the day."

Some of the winners on the day included students from Cranborne School, who came first in the float competition with a western themed display.

And in the walker's competition, St John's playgroup, from Baker Street, triumphed.

The main beneficiaries from the day were the Hertfordshire Showband, who performed the routine that they will be taking to the World Showband Championships in Holland next month.

Bandmaster Terry Barnes said: "It was a very good day, and the weather certainly added to that.

"We performed in the parade in our new uniforms for the first time, prior to going out to the World Championships."

Tom Shirley, one of the carnival organisers, hailed the carnival as "another success".

"The weather was great, and everybody turned out," he said.

"I'm not sure how many came exactly, but I think there was probably around 4,000.

"Everything went really well.

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