NUMBERS GAME: Friends Tiggy Johnson and Lydia Swinburn dressed as dice during the parade
NUMBERS GAME: Friends Tiggy Johnson and Lydia Swinburn dressed as dice during the parade

CROWDS turned out to watch a parade of bright costumes and music in Cotherstone at the weekend.

Carnival queen Amy Hobson led the procession through the village on Saturday afternoon (June 16) with her attendants Kitty Goldsborough and Emily Blagdon. They were accompanied by live music from the Rhythm Train.

Other participants included woodland fairies, suffragettes, a caveman, princesses, a dragon and a T-Rex. The youngest taking part was 10-week-old Evie Tarn dressed as Minnie Mouse.

Results

Sam Turner

Fancy dress: Aged five and under, girls: 1, Ava Fenwick; 2, Aria Hedley; 3, Florence Fotheringham and Evie Tarn. Boys: 1, Joseph Coulson; 2, Charlie Whitburn and Henry Butler; 3, Finley Goldsborough and Oliver Goldsborough. Aged six to eight: 1, Libby Forsyth; 2, James Pinkney; 3, Mia Brown. Aged nine to 12: 1, Alice Whiting; 2, Lily Osborne; 3, Bethy Smith. Pairs: 1, Lydia Swinburn and Tiggy Johnson; 2, Libby Forsyth and Bethy Smith. Float: 1, The Green family.

Scarecrow competition: 1, Cotherstone Primary School; 2, David and Lillian Smith; 3, David and Carol Robertson.

Lots more pictures in this week's Teesdale Mercury