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Northwich Carnival 2018: Crowning of the Queen

Elizabeth Pimblatt Crowned Queen of Northwich.

An array of colourfully decorated floats, cheerleaders, dance and acting groups paraded through the streets of Northwich today as crowds came out to celebrate the annual Northwich Carnival.

The procession led by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service included a host of visiting queens from other areas along with representations from the Cadets, Lostock Gralam Scouts, Apex Cheerleading Group, members of the 1874 Football Club and many more. Northwich Carnival Queen 2017, Phoebe Little, and her retinue dazzled the crowds on their brightly decorated sunshine yellow float. She was followed by Elizabeth Pimblatt, this year’s carnival queen and her retinue who headlined the parade as they made their way to the crowning ceremony.

Retiring Queen, Phoebe Little, thanked the committee for an amazing year during which she has carried out various charity events. She extended good luck wishes to Elizabeth and presented a donation to Grozone Community Garden.

The sun shone on the crowds as they watched the 2017 and 2018 retinues make their way across the ceremony ground. The Town Mayor, Alison Gerrard proceeded to crown Elizabeth Pimblatt and wished her a wonderful year ahead. 16 Year old, Elizabeth Pimblatt, has always dreamt of representing Northwich as Queen. During the event, she was seen clutching a teddy which had been given to her at the age of 4 when she first became involved in Northwich Carnival as a trainbearer.

Speaking exclusively to Northwich Today, Town Mayor Alison Gerrard commented: “I had an enjoyable day and was honoured to crown the Northwich Carnival Queen”.

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Christian Dobbie

Christian Dobbie is an Editor & Photographer for Northwich Today.


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