Wem Carnival - in pictures

Thousands of people took to the streets of Wem to take part in the town’s colourful carnival which was celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Wem to take part in the town’s colourful carnival which was celebrating its 100th anniversary.

There were two parades as part of the celebrations on Saturday. Two processions of floats left Pyms Road at 1.30pm and 7.45pm before snaking their way around the town to Bowen’s Field car park. There was an aerobatics display from RAF?Shawbury and a visit from a helicopter on carnival field, where a host of activities took place.

Live music was provided by bands, including the Wem Jubilee Band and the Oldham Scottish Pipe Band.

There was also a wealth of food, trade, craft and charity stalls, children’s rides and a funfair, exotic animals, and dance troupe competition. Local businesses also got into the spirit of the day by decorating their shop windows.