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Seaside resort celebrates carnival in style

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 05, 2013

  • Looe Carnival Queen Laura Whitehouse, 10, with attendants Tilly Baker, 7, and Alex Hidson, 9 PICTURE: SEAN HERNON

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Hundreds of people turned out for the grand carnival procession in Looe on Saturday which capped off the seven-day Looe Carnival week in style.

After a week of tumultuous weather, organisers were thankful for a fine day for the centre piece of the week-long celebration, which was well attended throughout.

The week's celebrations began on Sunday July 28 with a vintage and classic transport display, with other events in the week including a three-legged-race on Friday and the annual carnival fun run on Tuesday.

The procession on Saturday evening was led off by St Pinnock and Liskeard silver bands, City of Plymouth Pipe Band, majorettes, floats and walkers.

The Lions Club of Looe organised the event. President Brian Pook said the turnout was fantastic with hundreds lining the streets to watch it past. He said: "Given the circumstances with the weather, we have had a particularly good week, it really has been. We have had tremendous support from local people in and around Looe and lots of people turning out to take part in activities. Lots of older teenagers took part in the three-legged race, which was a briliant effort. The fun run was well attended and there was really nice weather for the procession."

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