Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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Shadows legend lookalikes top bill at Aspatria carnival

Cliff Richard and Hank Marvin topped the bill at a colourful carnival.

Aspatria carnival photo
Friends dress up as Shadows legend Hank Marvin

The music legends were recreated and honoured with star billing in Aspatria.

Warm sunshine beat down on the town for its carnival on Saturday.

And the community turned out in force to support the annual event, cheering some impressive creations along their way,

While reference to the World Cup was largely absent, there was a nod to the rugby Test series between the All Blacks and England.

Children from the Aspatria Rugby Club performed the New Zealand haka and songs to stir England to victory.

“We’re All Hank Marvin,” a float created by a group of friends, had around a dozen or more Hank Marvin look-a-likes while a Cliff Richard, who looked more like spy spoof movie character Austin Powers, sang.

The parade was led this year by local police community support officer Peter Crome and his Wigton counterpart Kerry Harris. Behind them were the Aspatria Army Cadets, who were taking part for the first time

Fly Spyatri Virgins airline boasted three air hostesses and another eye-catching set of costumes was provided by Cinderella’s ‘ugly’ sisters.

There was cute too, with little and large minions from Despicable Me dancing.

Music was provided by drum, samba and jazz bands.

The gala day ended with entertainment at the rugby club, including live music, a fun fair, food and other entertainment.


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