DROPS of drizzly rain failed to dampen the spirits of those attending the Wolverley Carnival last Saturday (July 6).

Setting out from Sebright Green, floats from Wolverley Secondary School, Wolverley Primary School, Starlight Dance Academy and The Lock Inn took to the streets to impress the judges during the opening parade.

Wolverley Primary School were awarded best float for their outstanding interpretation of ‘Lion King’ in this year’s parade inspired by musicals. 

The procession route was lined with revellers, who donated a grand total of £324 to the Carnival.

Arriving on the field, led by the West Midland Fire Service Pipe Band, the Carnival was opened by Carnival Queen, Jessica Farmer.

This year’s arena events were hailed a success, with crowd-drawing entertainment from Bliss Gate Dog Training, Eclipse Martial Arts demonstrating some of their world champion-level skills, Wolverley Primary School Morris Dancing, along with some slapstick wrestling from AWA Wrestling.

The carnival was filled with stalls from local groups, offering of games, food, and much more.

All proceeds will go to Wolverley not-for-profit organisations, and grant applications are invited from groups by 31st October.

Charles Sherrey, chair of the carnival team, has thanked all volunteers and attendees who help to make the flagship event a success.