One town in Cumbria is fighting back to keep the fun alive.

Wigton has held carnivals for years but as a result of the covid-19 pandemic residents have had to get smart and do it themselves.

Like last year, Howrigg Estate in the town saw flashes of colour fancy dress and family fun.

With Wigton Town Carnival on hold due to Covid Restrictions for the second year running the residents of Howrigg Bank last Saturday united to hold their own estate Carnival Party.

With music, food and plenty of refreshments the “Howrigg Group” organised an afternoon of children’s competitions including a Treasure Hunt and Colouring Comp together with the best decorated house and garden competition and the highlight an afternoon Fancy Dress Parade through the estate.

On a fine afternoon the “Howrigg Group” showed what community was all about and will hopefully join the full Wigton Carnival planned for 2022.

The town is full of community minded people and there has been talks of continuing the mini carnivals even after restrictions are finally over.

Deputy Mayor Christopher Scott Said: "It's great for the community,.

"It's really nice to see all the little one out in their costumes and having fun.

"Last year they did it and it was really special as some of the elderly who can't get to the town carnival were able to watch it from their door step.

"It's been so popular I think the different estates are going to continue doing it even after covid."

The Carnival winners judged by Hazel Fell and Annie Glendinning were: Fancy Dress up to eight years old- 1st Nate (Turtle Boy), 2nd Amberley & Ronan (Beauty & the Beast), Georgia (Circus performer). Fancy Dress aged over nine- 1st Regan (Clown), 2nd Sienna (Dalmatian), 3rd Jaden (Monkey). The best themed house was Cavemen, Circus was 2nd and Cheltenham Races 3rd.