WHILE there was a downpour mid-morning, this failed to dampen the spirits as a popular Vale of Clwyd event made a triumphant return.


Saturday's Ruthin Carnival


For the first time since 2019, Ruthin Carnival was back on Saturday.

"The day went really well," said Anne Roberts, one of the organisers.

"Local people came out in some numbers to support us.

"We were let down by the fairground not turning up but, all-in-all, they weren't missed."

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The day began just after 11am with the parade to the carnival field.

From the Park Road car park, the carnival procession then proceeded up Clwyd Street, over St Peter's Square, down Well Street and on to Mold Road.

The carnival field was located at Ruthin School.

The weather improved as the day went on and there was plenty of entertainment on the field, with many staĺlholders reporting good takings.

The circus workshop by Cimera proved popular and the land train was very busy all afternoon.


Saturday's Ruthin Carnival


"All the performers drew a crowd, with panto showing that there's a wealth of talent in our town," added Anne Roberts.

"All-in-all, a lovely day, and the feedback we have received has been positive.

"Thanks once again to Ruthin School for allowing us to use the field."