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Thousands enjoy ‘amazing’ annual Collier Row Carnival

PUBLISHED: 14:38 08 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:49 08 August 2016

Mad Hatter's tea party float.

Mad Hatter's tea party float.

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Having fun and making memories were the main priorities at the weekend as thousands enjoyed the Collier Row Carnival.

Floats, majorettes and fancy dress princesses lined the streets at the annual event on Sunday, coming together not only to make the most of the sunshine, but in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday year.

Lesley Haylett, chairman of the Collier Row Community Group, which organised the event, said: “It’s been amazing – between five and six thousand people came and joined the fun, which was so good to see.”

The parade made its way down from Chase Cross Road to the town centre, with a mad hatter’s tea party float, representatives of Jump Evolution, the borough’s first trampoline park, and Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

A magician and singer Aaron Floyd also entertained crowds on the day.

The organisers of the carnival said they would also like to thank staff at Chigwell Window Centre, Chase Cross Road, who helped to fund the day after concerns were raised that the event might not be able to go ahead.

Dean Floyd, managing director of Chigwell Window Centre, said: “As a company we are very keen to be a part of the local community so we were delighted to see how many families came out on Sunday to enjoy this great event.”

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