PHOTOS: Rain fails to dampen spirits at biggest ever Pudsey Carnival

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme
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HEAVY downpours failed to dampen spirits at the  annual Pudsey Carnival - hailed by organisers as the biggest and best yet.

Hundreds of people took part in a heroes and villains themed  parade on Saturday ahead of the carnival in Queen’s Park.

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme


A bucket collection raised more than £750 for a fund to buy defibrillators for the town. 


Pudsey Carnival Chairman Simon Seary, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. The parade left Queen’s Park at 12pm and as it was returning back the heavens opened and everyone got drenched. Everyone carried on and had a great time, despite the weather.” 


“It was the biggest parade we have ever seen and the biggest turnout we have ever seen.”

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Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The 4th Pudsey Scout Group won £300 after being judged to have the best float in the parade.


And Pudsey Waterloo Primary School won £200 after winning the best walking float prize.

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..Carnival Queen Eloise Kite (left) and last years Queen Laura Hill 20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..Carnival Queen Eloise Kite (left) and last years Queen Laura Hill 20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..Carnival Queen Eloise Kite  20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..Carnival Queen Eloise Kite 20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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