Saturday 20th October saw the annual Trowbridge Carnival Procession take place throughout the town. Our very own Mayor of Trowbridge, Councillor Graham Hill was in attendance as well as Town Mascot Trowbridge Ted.
The Wiltshire Times reports: thousands of spectators braved the rain on Saturday to line the streets for the first Trowbridge Carnival in three years. The carnival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions.
The long procession of illuminated floats, music, majorettes, marching bands and local entries lined up in Canal Road for 7pm before winding their way into the town centre to finish at Cradle Bridge.
As well as the more spectacular entries, onlookers cheered and clapped a host of smaller groups, including majorettes, dance groups, masqueraders, businesses and local entries.
They included Trowbridge Town Crier Trevor Heeks, 78, in a Ford van. He was first appointed town crier in 1986 in a competition sponsored by the town’s local Ford vehicle dealership.
Mr Heeks said: “I’d like to thank the carnival organisers for all they have done but mainly the people of Trowbridge for turning out and supporting the carnival in such big numbers.
“Saturday night was absolutely brilliant. People haven’t been able to see it for the past couple of years but they came out and lined the streets 10-12 deep.”
The winners of the floats have been announced by the carnival committee on their Facebook page: