Revellers enjoyed the
sunshine and a whole lot of sporty fun at the Thame
The theme for this year’s event was World of Sport and Recreation, to tie in with the ongoing football World Cup.
And to kick the day off a colourful carnival parade processed through the through town .
Tom MacKriell from Thame Youth Theatre, who organised the parade said: “The parade went very well and it was a great way to start the afternoon.
“Everyone really pulled together and although it wasn’t as long as in previous years, we had a colourful range of floats on display.
“The combined schools float featuring pupils from all four of the primary schools in Thame was a real highlight.
“It was great to see all the enthusiasm on display.”
The afternoon continued with music and entertainment which included a dog show courtesy of Pet Care and performances from the Thame Youth Theatre and a Zumba dancing group.
A Lancaster bomber aircraft flew over the Southern Road Rec, the venue for the carnival and the day was rounded off by a performance from a Slade tribute band.
Carnival organiser Sue Martin-Downhill said: “With the help of some fantastic people of Thame, the Thame Carnival was as successful as I had hoped it would be.
“It was cool while we were setting up but the sun came out and shone for the rest of the day.
“It was great to see so many people sitting out in the sunshine enjoying the beer and Pimm’s tents and watching the entertainment in the arena and all around the ground.
“It has been my first year organising the carnival and I have spent almost the whole of the last two months focusing on it. I don’t know at the moment if I will do it next year.”