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Titchfield carnival marches on despite weather warnings
VILLAGERS refused to let the storm rain on their parade as an annual carnival went ahead in defiance of weather warnings.
The two-day event, run by the Titchfield Bonfire Boys, looked in jeopardy as the huge weather front loomed, threatening to bring down the brightly coloured bunting.
But the flagship carnival parade went ahead as planned with 29 floats winding their way through the High Street.
Villagers dressed as ghosts, ghouls, Christmas trees led by cheerleaders and two marching bands.
More than 104 dream machines also cruised through the streets in a classic cars cavalcade featuring Jaguars, Mini Coopers and Lotuses.
But a planned fairground and inflatables were abandoned due to the weather with a mass pumpkin lighting unlikely to go ahead last night.
Chairwoman Kate Scott, whose great-grandmother Maude Carse kept the annual event running during the Second World War, said: “We’ve had to make a few changes because of the weather but we are still here and it’s been lots of fun.”
The previous day a horde of zombies took over the village when nearly 30 people dressed up as the undead sporting prison gear and historical clothing.
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