WHAT a brilliant day it was in Denbigh as a hugely popular event made its return.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Denbigh Carnival has been missing from the calendar since 2019.

However, Saturday was the big day of its return - and the crowds turned out in force.


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The carnival procession departed from the council office at Caledfryn at 11am.

Heading down Smithfield Road, the procession then passed through Lenten Pool, over the High Street and down Vale Street, before turning onto Ruthin Road and Park Street to enter Middle Park, next to Denbigh Town Football Club.

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"Overall, it was a wonderful day, despite the odd burst of rain," said Catherine Jones, the chair of the Denbigh Carnival committee.

"It certainly couldn’t dampen the community spirit that oozed from the carnival.

"The parade was amazing.

"The show pieces being the Queen Puppets and meeting the dinosaurs at the field."

It was apparent that people in the region had really missed the carnival.


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Catherine added: "It was the biggest turnout we’ve ever had.

"There was something for everyone and people certainly went home with smiles on their faces.

"It couldn’t have happened without the wonderful volunteers and the donations we received, especially from the town council, the Freeman Evans Trust, Grwp Cynefin, Jones Bros and Breedon Quarries."