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Thousands wind their way through Tring as part of town’s annual carnival procession

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It was revived in 2011 after a 17-year absence and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

The latest Tring Carnival happened on Saturday, attracting thousands of people – and the sun shone throughout the day.

Eileen Reece, who was involved in organising the parade, said: “It has got better every single year since its revival.

“The carnival has been in Tring for an awfully long time and I am delighted to see it come back to be honest.

“I think it is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger every year.”

The annual parade begins outside of Bishop Wood School in Frogmore Street, Tring, before turning the corner onto the nearby High Street and going to Pound Meadow.

And then the Tring Brewery bar opens and there’s food galore.

This year there was also a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, human gyroscope, tug of war, dog show, and much more. In total there were more than 100 stalls and games.

Eileen said: “We had fantastic weather for it – it was absolutely gorgeous.”

The last Tring Carnival to be held before its 17-year hiatus - in 1993 - had floats and trailers and children marching in unison to proudly represent the town’s schools.

Eileen said: “My biggest aim is to get the carnival procession back to what it was all those years ago.”

This year’s carnival and the subsequent festivities were part of a four-day programme of events in Tring.

On Thursday the Daniel Smith Blues Band performed in Pound Meadow, raising around £2,500 for The Chilterns MS Centre.

On Friday, Neil Harris’ School of Rock played in the park and on Sunday a barbecue and brass and blues music were there from noon.

Speaking in 2011, John Stack – the man who helped relaunch the carnival – said he wanted it to become a ‘focal point that brings people together on one day’.

He said: “With the parade in the town a lot of people can participate at very little cost and I think it is very important from a community point of view.

“It is a privilege to be involved with it.”

Eileen said that he would be proud to see that his vision has been realised in this year’s carnival programme.

 

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