10,000 turn out for Telford Carnival of Giants - with pictures and video

By Jordan Reynolds | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published:

A giant disco turtle, Neptune, a genuine TB4 submarine from Thunderbirds and jellyfish were just some of the sights spotted swimming through Telford's town centre this weekend.

The Carnival of Giants took place for the third year on Saturday, with the town centre was transported under the sea for the parade.

About 10,000 people attended this year's carnival.

Telford Carnival of Giants 2017

There was also a life size sperm whale in the main arena who after many suggestions on social media was named Herman for the day.

At Southwater there was a beach with a giant deckchair alongside normal deck chairs.

There was also crafts, sports activities, food stalls, and a fun fair.

Russell Griffin, spokesman for Telford & Wrekin Council, said: "We've had about 10,000 people here for the carnival, it's gone really really well, it succeeded our expectations.

"The parade was very well received, it was a good long parade with lots of variety in it.


"We were delighted to see that our community came out to support us to line the roads for the carnival parade. There were hundreds of people cheering on the parade.

"There were several hundreds of people involved in the parade and about 50 or 60 giants. There was a whole range of things, it was very colourful. A turtle, fish and octopus.

"There was a whole range of ages at the event, a lot of children but a whole range of people.

"It was a bad start to the day in terms of the weather but into the afternoon it got quite sunny, we were very lucky with the weather.

"We were delighted with the turn out. The overwhelming thing was the atmosphere- it was such a fun atmosphere. It shows how versatile our fantastic park is."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.


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