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In pictures: Ludworth Primary School’s carnival float at Marple Carnival
Each year in the middle Saturday of June is the happiest summertime event on our side of the solar system: Marple Carnival. Hundreds of people line Stockport Road, from the locks down to Hibbert Lane. Some follow the carnival’s floats along the full route, prior to returning to the parade’s starting point. Others retire to The Navigation or the Samuel Oldknow for a few scoops.
We at Romiley Board Mill play a major part in the carnival’s success. For Ludworth Primary School, we supply the cardboard tubes and boards for their carnival float. As Marple Carnival has a different theme for each year, this year’s theme was Movies (Film or the Silver Screen if you prefer).
This year, Ludworth Primary School opted for The Wizard of Oz, the classic film based on L. Frank Baum’s novel starring Judy Garland. For Ludworth Primary School, this meant a lorry load of Munchkins, the cowardly lion, Tin Man, and the Scarecrow in tow. On a yellow brick road which passed Costa Coffee and the Regent Cinema.
Though the Yellow Brick Road on their lorry didn’t get them to Kansas, they were this year’s runaway winners of the Best Street Parade float. Well done to Ludworth Primary School and all those concerned. We are also happy to share in their success. Before we go, we shall leave you with four pictures of their splendid float.
“Follow the Yellow Brick Road…” opposite Costa Coffee (100 yards from the Regent Cinema).
“There’s no place like home…” see how the cardboard tubes were used for Dorothy’s legs and the ruby slippers.
“We’re off to see the Wizard…” notice how cardboard sheets are used for the two dimensional backdrop items, like the bat and the tree.
Award winning: the float in its full glory, which is why their award at the 2017 Marple Carnival is thoroughly deserved.