HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the delights of a community carnival over the weekend.

People turned out in their droves to be entertained by the many attractions on show at the annual Hope, Caergwrle and Abermorddu Carnival on Saturday.

Attendees enjoyed a fun fair, live music, a professional puppet workshop, giant inflatable pirate ship, rodeo and a dig-wall - an electronic climbing frame which allows for an array of climbing games and challenges.

Festivities kicked off on Friday with people enjoying live music and a bar, before the carnival itself the following day.

The event took place at Willow playing field in Hope, and while the day started in miserable weather conditions, thankfully the clouds lifted and people basked in late afternoon sunshine.

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Ioan Jones, carnival committee chair, said: "It was another hugely successful carnival, everyone had a fantastic time.

"But it wouldn't have been possible without the help of a few people in particular.

"For that reason I'd like to thank Liz Roberts - who will replace me as carnival committee chair next year.

"I'd also like to thank Cathy Cavender and Cllr Gladys Healey for helping out on the gate. This is as well as James Hoynes, for manning the bar and also helping both set up and clearing the carnival from the field."

Ioan also extends his gratitude to local street dancers Dance Maniax and the Caergwrle Boys' Brigade for opening the parade.

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Cllr Gladys Healey added: "It was a fantastic event as always, the atmosphere was fantastic and the turn out was great.

"I'd like to extend a special thanks to Ioan Jones, without whose hard work and organisation no one would be able to enjoy the carnival."