Growing up, summers always seemed hot and filled with any excuse for big social occasions.

Communities would come together for fetes, carnivals and parades.

Queens were crowned, games were won, and mountains of cake was eaten.

Last year we missed out on this tradition but hopefully when we can hold such events again, they'll be bigger and better than ever.

Today we look back at just a few of these fun moments, there's even footballing legend Dai Davies!

Remember when? Carnival royalty

Do you have any summer memories or photos to share?

You can submit your own snaps here or email

To see more photos from the Leader archives check out our Local Bygones section.

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