With carnival season firmly behind us, we take a trip back to those sunnier days with a look as St Denys Carnival in 1977.

Ten colourful floats, one brass band and two majorette groups helped form the carnival procession as it wound its way round the street of St Denys in the brilliant sunshine.

Queening the procession on September 3, was the Carnival Princess Brenda McCall and Miss St Denys Kerry Baker.

Helping the carnival along on foot were ten young children who originally got together during a Jubilee street party. Aged from three to six, they were dressed to represent various human traits, including sleepiness, laziness and greediness.

The Boy's Brigade band helped things swing along as did the two local majorette troupes, the Martinettes Starlettes and the Martinettes Texan Twirlers.

Six local teams competed in the tug of war for the Jack Bardy Challenge Shield. Winners of the final were the Junction Inn who beat the St Denys Carnival Club.

The smiling faces of a group of senior citizens who followed the parade in a special Jubilee bus seemed to confirm the general opinion - the day was a resounding success.